Update on Jeramie (my fiance) and our whole45

As I have posted before, my fiance has been having some severe back problems.  We are currently going on week three, and the chiropractor is still not giving him the “ok” to return to work.  This has been a hard hit for him because he WANTS to work (we have a future/wedding we are trying to save for!!), and he WANTS to run.  Not being able to be active has really frustrated him.  On better news, the chiropractor says he is steadily improving, and there’s a strong indication that the pressure is being removed from his disc in his back!  If you’re the praying type, please say a little prayer for him!  

Since Jeramie is not able to workout, he is heavily relying on healthy eating for the benefits of health (obviously) and weight-loss.  We have both agreed that if it weren’t for our engagement pictures being so close, and the fact that the whole45 is all he really has currently, that we would decided to jump ship.  We feel it is starting to become a hinderance to us.  We feel amazing and completely endorse the whole30 program, but we have learned what we were suppose to learn and take from the program.  We are ready to apply that to our every day “normal” lives.  I use to be scared to start eating non whole30 foods, but I am quite ready to make the jump at “normal” life again.  

If you’re interested in the whole30, here’s a link to their website:


Whole 30 (45) Day 2 (yesterday)

I’m writing this a day late (and probably a dollar short if I check the bank account, which I won’t) but not due to a lack of conviction, but rather a lack of time!

The breakdown for yesterday was this:

Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs

Lunch: A fabulous avocado, grape tomato salad on mixed spring greens with a sprinkling of pine nuts and balsamic vinegar dressing. Strawberries and roasted pecans.

Snack : Bacon slice, because holy shit, bacon is good!

Dinner: Chicken legs (4) sauteed zucchini and summer squash.

Snack: Strawberries, roasted pecans

Nom nom nom nom…  What a delish day! 

Whole30 Day 21

Woke with lingers of that migraine again, but it went away by mid-day. This morning, I woke around 4am and had trouble sleeping until my alarm. Evening tummy ache; the blame for which I’ll assign to all the fruit I ate today.

Day 21

  • Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1/2 sweet potato, kale, zucchini, garlic, evoo
  • Lunch: salmon, [veggie blend from breakfast], sm pear
  • Snack: sm apple
  • Dinner: spinach salad w/ carrot, yellow crookneck squash, 2 chopped dates, cauliflower, green onion, evoo/vin

I considered going back on my 45-day plan (and stopping after 30 days), but my colleague has decided to begin in February, so I’ll stick with it, and we’ll support each other through the first half of the month. As I told a friend, it’ll prevent me from hitting the bottle on Valentine’s Day.