Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Better than who I was yesterday....


This morning when I wrote my wrap-up post, I was feeling good.  I lost inches, I lost 2% body fat... I lost 1 pound.  I didn't really go into the Whole30 to lose weight anyway. Right? Absolutely. But then I read Kristen & Amber's results and I went WHAAAAAT? They each lost, well, more than me. And no offense to Amber, but she cheated...a couple times.  This crappy mood settled over me.  My husband could tell I was upset.  I didn't want to talk about it, because it felt stupid.  What am I, 3 years old? "But, but, but....it's not FAIR!!" *insert foot stomp here*


I finally laid it out for him.  His response was great.  He asked me why I did this.  He asked me if I felt better now than I did before doing the Whole30.  Yes dear, I do. Thank you for that reminder.


The reality is, I got what I needed out of the Whole30.  I feel really good.  I lost 2% body fat.  I lost 1.5" inches from my waist, and more from other places on my body.  I look better, I'm stronger and I am more aware of how foods make me feel.

No more comparisons.  I'll keep my joy.....

Food was good today. I had a green smoothie this morning with greek yogurt (man I missed those), leftovers for lunch, plus steak, salad and cauliflower (with butter) for dinner.  The addition of some dairy caused me no issues. I don't plan on eating tons of dairy, but I like the flexibility to eat a little. 

The next few days are gonna be busy. Tomorrow I'm chaperoning my daughter's field trip, Friday is "Family Game Night" at school & Sunday is my birthday.  Feels like a bunch of stuff crammed in a short period of time....oi. Wish me luck! :)



10 comments:

Jess @ PaleoJess said...

Tiff you still absolutely rocked it!! You are wonderfully made girl. I didn't lose any weight at all but I lost almost 2 inches from my waist! and my work shirts are loose around my arms. I will try dairy again tomorrow (and no bread to go with it) and I hope all goes well because do miss the greek yoghurt.

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

TIFFANY!!! You are crazy. First of all you worked out HARD through the whole month of April. Did you read in my recap that I barely made it to the gym at all? So I did lose 7lbs but I guarantee some of that was the muscle I worked so hard to put on. Plus you always always lose more than me haha!

You learned so much about yourself and stayed so strong through the thirty days. You were a serious inspiration to me girl.

Jeanette said...

Love the comparison is the thief of joy quote, so true!

Kim @ Living Laughing Losing said...

It's SO hard to not compare yourself to everyone around you.

You did an amazing job, had great results and are feeling great. To me that's the best thing I got out of Whole30. :)

Tiffany said...

Thank you guys!
@Kristen- We both did amazing! :) And yes, I did work out hard. I ran the numbers and I actually gained almost 2 pounds of muscle. I am back to being happy and proud of my results. I just veered off track for a few hours. Just gotta keep on rockin' it now :)

Scribbles said...

Comparison is the mother of discouragement. I followed most of your meal posts for the 30 days and was envious of your commitment to your eating plan. You did a great job and well worth a bow.

emilyrockstheroad said...

Dude, you did it. That's all I have to say! :)

REBYRYAN said...

Man! Where have I been? I think you're awesome or doing this! And it definitely sounds like you picked p some very valuable information along te way! You rock! BTW - I'm super envious of your 25" waist! In my dreams! :)

Amber said...

Ahhh I'm just reading this now. I'm sorry you felt disappointed comparing your results :(

You did a great job and don't forget to look at the big picture... your little weight chart shows me that you're killing it! Keep up the good work and be proud <3

Blissful Mama said...

I'm glad you stopped being so hard on yourself - you did great! Your whole weight loss journey is amazing and huge inspiration to lots of us out here. You are transformed and looking fabulous. I'm glad you feel great too and thanks for sharing the journey with us! Love the Theodore Roosevelt quote too. So true !