Thursday was the LAST day of the Whole30!! We made it!! I can't tell you how many days I thought we'd never make it to this point, but we did. I'm SO glad we did it! The Whole30 is 30 days of no dairy, no grains, no legumes, and no sugar. No fun! The whole premise is to change your body from burning sugar into burning fat. I never dreamed I'd have so much energy that lasted all day. Seriously, such a good feeling! 30 days of eating protein, veggies, and fruit also eliminate "system inflammation" in your body. It's tough, but definitely worth it! Between the 5 of us, we lost 84 pounds!! (I lost 20!)
Friday was the first day of reintroduction. We were able to add back in a bit of dairy for one day. We made the most of this one day!! Matt had won a limo ride and wanted to use it to commemorate this long awaited day. We met for dinner at Prima's first and enjoyed a little cheese and sour cream. That sour cream was amazing!!!
After dinner, Tina and her kids met us there and the limo picked us up.
Check out these adorable, excited kids!
The book, It Starts with Food, recommends having some ice cream on this first day of reintroduction, so we took that idea and ran with it. We celebrated with some Andy's ice cream! It was soooo good!
I had such a great time! It reminded me again how blessed I am to have a family that finds any reason to get together and celebrate!
The whole reintroduction process will take another week. Monday we'll add bread and pasta for one day. Thursday we'll add rice for one day, and then Sunday we'll add legumes. But, we'll make it through one day, one meal at a time. :) (Looking forward to a burger with the bun tomorrow night!)