The first day of the Whole30

We made it through the first day, sort of. We decided to start after breakfast. Besides our otherwise Whole30 friendly meal of eggs, veggies and lots of lard, we had mimosas. We had wanted some champagne on New Year’s Eve but still had more than half of the bottle left even after having more at breakfast. Guess the no alcohol part isn’t going to be a problem for us. But then I just double checked the hot dogs we had for dinner and realized they include sprouted oats and rapadura (cane sugar). Well, I guess our 30 days will start tomorrow and go through the end of the month.

On a more positive note, my husband actually said he’s excited about this challenge now. Why? Because we weighed ourselves and he was shocked that he’s lost 15 pounds since I started cooking Paleo food at home despite his eating whatever he wanted while out. I had been telling him I thought he lost weight, but he kept insisting that he hadn’t. He even asked me if I calibrated the scale recently. (I seriously doubt it’s off by 15 pounds!)

Here’s where we are at the start:


  • Weight 146 pounds
  • Chest 37.5 inches
  • Rib cage 28 inches
  • Waist 27.25 inches
  • Hips 38.5 inches
  • Thigh 21.25 inches
  • Upper arm 10 inches


  • Weight 180 pounds
  • Chest 40 inches
  • Waist 39.5 inches
  • Hips 39 inches
  • Thigh 23 inches
  • Upper arm 13.5 inches

I  will add photos later but I just wanted to get this posted for now!