Wow, sorry about that…

I’ve been so busy that I nearly forgot all about this blog.  I’m currently finishing up my lunch break so this is only going to be a quick check-in.  September Whole30 still going strong on day 27, but very much looking forward to concluding.  Holy buckets I’m so excited to be able to eat mostly…

Whole30 Round1, Day7

Greetings, friends.  This morning marked day 7 of my Whole30.  Physically, I feel pretty great.  Tired, yes, but that’s to be expected when you completely eliminate a major (albeit crappy) energy source from your diet.  I miss sugar.  I really do.  I had to try some frosting earlier today and was very diligent (but sad)…

Whole30 Round 1, Day 1

September Whole30 is upon us.  I started this morning feeling less than excited and confident, despite having prepped and planned for the last month.  I don’t plan to quit- don’t get it twisted- I just know I’m going to miss a lot of my old ways.  Being a pastry chef/cake decorator and constantly being surrounded…

T minus 2 days!

Wednesday, August 30.  Tonight is the Depeche Mode show down in Chicago (can’t wait!) and it is going to be a looooooooooonnnnnnggggg day.  Also tonight will be Mister Charlie-Man’s first sleepover at grandma and grandpa’s house.  I’m not worried about him at all.  I think he’ll be just fine.  I’ll miss him terribly, of course-…

Birthday whatever, mirror-glaze what NOT to do, and more Whole30 prep

This past Monday was my 32nd birthday.  I celebrated by making myself cake and going out to lunch and bumming around a mall with my husband and our baby.  I’m such a wild woman, I know.  The cake, though, was something else.  I’ve been wanting to attempt a fancy mirror-glazed mousse cake for some time…

Sorry…

The last week and a half or so have been a bit hellish, and I haven’t had any time to post.  I apologize for my negligence and hope it doesn’t become a pattern.  I’m down to T minus two weeks before I start my first round of Whole30.  I’m simultaneously beyond excited and dreading it….

I already quit.

I made it just the two days on W30, then realized I was fighting a ridiculous uphill battle this month and decided I would rather prep all this month and still enjoy myself during all the events coming up.  I’m not all that upset about it, if we’re being honest here.  I also feel like I…

Whole30 Day 2…

So here we are. It’s August now, which means it’s my Whole30 month. Please note that I did not choose this month to dive into this ridiculous BS. It was suggested to me by a friend that we do it together since late last month was when I decided to go through a 3-day juice…

Quick Update

  Hey there.  Just checking in quick- it’s been a very busy week and my Whole30 month starts on Tuesday so I’m mentally prepping for that while simultaneously destroying my stomach with an epic binge weekend.  Italian fest tonight and brunch, a visit to the county fair, and Kevin’s and my first date night out…

Well, it’s not gluten…

No time to write anything over the weekend- ahhh the busy, bordering-on-hectic life of a cake decorator during wedding season- but I did try out some foods I thought might set off the pyrotechnics in the ol’ tummy… nothin’.  I had a little sugar, a little dairy, a little more gluten.  Even had a greasy…

Back on Solids!

So last night concluded my 3-day juice cleanse.  I celebrated by gorging on peanut butter (4-5 spoonfuls, right from the jar).  Consequently, I was up numerous times overnight with interesting and unexpected stomach issues.  Seriously?  From peanut butter?  I blame the sugar.  Anyway.  Today I am easing back into normal eating in the smartest way…

Post-baby juice cleanse and Whole30 prep

So I’m kinda new to this blog thing.  I only say “kinda” because I came up during the days of LiveJournal and all that silliness and I used to write all the time (more than a decade ago).  I know it’s a commitment to keep these things going and, other than personal relationships, I find…