Whole30 Number 5 Complete

As luck would have it, I’m not at home on the day that I complete my Whole30, so I can’t weigh myself to see how much progress I’ve made. The last weigh-in I had a few days ago had me at -12 lbs from when I started, and I’m happy with that. I’d have been happier with 15 lbs, but I’ll take what I can get.

I feel better, my appetite has been adjusted, and I’m eating healthy foods which makes continuing down this road to better health easier. I’m running again, too, and although my shoulder is still injured, at least I’m able to run.

I have noticed my clothing feeling a bit better again, and my sleep is improving. Most importantly, I’m back on track 100%. I have no desire to eat off-plan, and the fire within me to keep going and to continue eating well (and avoiding alcohol) is burning hot within me. I’m no big drinker, but every little bit sets me back. I won’t have that.

I have a solid goal I’m working toward, and I know it’s going to take me another 3-4 months to get there, but I’m motivated and I’m going to continue to work hard. I will be seeing a doctor about my shoulder again to find out if there’s anything long-term wrong with it. The pain should have been gone by now; it’s been almost 3 months since I injured it. Fortunately, I don’t need my shoulder to eat well and to run.

So, here’s to a new start. Although the end of this Whole30 means we can get back to Paleo, I’m going to stick to the tenets as closely as I can for the time being. I need to continue to be strict and reject anything not on the plan.

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