The Sunday Stew: Tomato Basil Soup

In May, Kory and I decided to take the plunge on a massive dietary overhaul called Whole30. We took the Whole30 Challenge between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and it’s changed our lives. We’ve learned about the connection between what … Continue reading

We Crossed The Finish Line But Still Have Five Days To Go!

We’re in the home stretch, people! We’ve gotten to day 30 of the Whole30 challenge! (Well by the time this post goes out, it will be day 33!) And you may be thinking: You’re not in the home stretch. You’re … Continue reading

How We Dug Ourselves Out Of The Whole30 Slump

My last post regarding Whole30 included a confession. I hit a wall. And the entire third week of the challenge has proved to be very difficult as a result. It wasn’t the cravings or any feelings of deprivation. But I … Continue reading

What Kory Says About Whole30, How I’m Feeling, And What We’re Eating This Week. Sweet Treat, Anyone?

It’s Day 12 of The Whole30 Challenge. It’s also the end of the last week of school for our kids. We’re beginning to settle into life eating on the challenge, but we’ve also been really busy this week. My journal … Continue reading

Whole30 Day 8 – Mayonnaise Fail. Taco Meat Victory (Recipe)!

I hit the ground running this morning. On my agenda, a 7:45 a.m. doctor’s appointment and a hot yoga class IN THE STUDIO! But I’m determined not to skip breakfast! So I threw together some scrambled eggs and a green … Continue reading

Seven Things I’m Glad I Did Before Whole30

It’s Day 7 of Whole30. It’s also Sunday. And around here — because Sundays are workdays for us — it’s leftover day too! So that’s what we’re eating for breakfast and lunch today. Leftovers. Sunny-side up eggs, sliced avocado, and … Continue reading

Whole30 Day 6 – What Whole30 Looks Like On The Run (At Least For Me)

It was a crazy Saturday! Our oldest son had a baseball game and an end-of-season swim party. Our daughter had a volleyball game. And our family was scheduled to host a group of sixty at the church for burgers and … Continue reading

Whole30 Day Four – Feeling A Bit Like Tigger Today!

I know I sound like a broken record, but I didn’t sleep again last night. I tossed and turned for most of it and fell asleep just before the 5:30 a.m. alarm rang. I won’t mention this sleeping issue again … Continue reading

Whole30 Day Three – Why Can’t I Sleep?

I didn’t sleep well last night. Again. What gives? Is it the new mattress? Is it the new eating plan? Or maybe it’s a little of both. I have no idea, but I’m longing for a good night’s sleep. Between … Continue reading

Whole30 Day Two – My Feet Didn’t Tingle!

I’ve been on the Whole30 journey for a whopping 24 hours. I woke this morning, and when I got out of bed, guess what happened? My feet didn’t tingle. For as long as I can remember, the bottoms of my … Continue reading