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Whole30 2.0 – Alderman Edition

I’ve done Whole30 twice now, and it’s worked both times. I lost weight, and felt better in so many ways. But here’s the thing – it’s not practical. Both times after I stopped Whole30 I went back to my old eating habits. Sure it took a few weeks, but it happened. I made some healthier choices overall, […]

Whole30, we meet again.

Okay, technically this time it’s Whole20: Jan. 4 – Jan. 23. (Why Jan. 23? That’s the start of my birthday WEEK. Another post for another day.) I went back and read my blog posts from my last Whole30 and remembered how amazing I felt while I was doing it. As I said in one post, I […]

Life After Whole30

I officially finished Whole30, and it changed my life. Okay, that may be a little dramatic, but really, it changed a lot. I’ve been writing weekly updates about Whole30, and you can see how my thinking has changed over just 3 weeks. At this point, I honestly feel like I could be an infomercial for clean […]

Whole30: Week 3 Recap

It gets easier. Week 3 was far and above easier than week 2, when I felt like I was constantly craving things I couldn’t have. I still want things (like gooey-cheesy-goodness macaroni and cheese from The Tavern, thanks to a friend’s picture on Instagram…), but I’m not obsessing over it or thinking about it as much as I […]

Whole30: Week 2 Recap + One-Pan Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Confession: I ate Cool Ranch Doritos last night. And they were soooo good. And they were soooo not Whole30 compliant. Okay, I feel so much better with that off my chest now! I’m halfway through the program and that was the first non-compliant thing I’ve had (excluding alcohol, which I’m giving myself a cheat day for […]

Whole30: Week 1 Recap

Whole30: a month-long clean eating program similar to Paleo diet (low carb, high protein), stripping away hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups, considered to be grains, sugar, dairy, alcohol, and legumes. Last night I was tempted by Mellow Mushroom Pizza and two different kinds of homemade cake, and I did not give in! I’ll take a pat […]

9 Easy Recipes You’ll Want to Make For Dinner Again and Again

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. Meal planning and cooking every single week is the worst. I used to dread dinner every night because I hadn’t planned ahead and didn’t know what we were going to eat until about 30 minutes before, which usually equated to eating out or eating unhealthy meals. […]

Dolce Far Niente

Sometimes, you just need to decompress. Breathe. Relax. Let the busyness fade away. And not feel guilty about it. Husband was away on business (VEGAS for CES, ha!) for 4 nights. 3 of those 4 nights I did absolutely nothing. I came home from work and put on my sweats. I leisurely made myself dinner, blaring […]

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup {recipe}

I’m currently dealing with a split personality. I’m obsessing over Fall – the gorgeous weather, the vibrant leaves (see below, oooh ahhhh), the pumpkin spice lattes everything, the boots, the scarves, I could go on and on. But I’m also SO ready for the holiday season – the merry music, the red Starbucks cups, the […]

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