So, What Now?

Well, it is Day 26 of my Whole30 and the second post on my blog in almost a year. In both cases, I have to start wondering what happens next. What do I write about? What will I eat on Day 31? Will I be able to maintain either of these new habits? Can I keep my momentum going? Here’s to a positive outlook going into this.

I seem to have come down with tonsillitis in time for my Whole30 to finish. And of course, there are no cough drops that don’t have sugar. I haven’t been able to make it to a medi-clinic yet due to schedule conflicts, but I did find a pain killer that dulls the pain. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that I broke one of the Whole30 rules today and weighed myself. I’m down 9 pounds and am only 4 pounds away from my first goal. I’m not going to reveal the actual number, but that is a pretty significant change for me and I’m very happy to see that my weight is going down. I’ve been eating healthy and walking to and from work every day. It seems to be working.

This actually motivates me to continue to follow the Whole30 once I have passed the initial 30 days. This doesn’t mean that I won’t occasionally have something that is off plan (butter chicken or Vietnamese food, my favourites), but I am going to avoid sugar as much as possible. This means no slurpees or pop. I won’t be buying candy or resorting back to dressings that are filled with sugar.

I do plan to take my wife to the movies. She has been supportive for the last 26 days and avoided the theatres even though there are some movies she really wants to see. So popcorn is in my future, but I will not be getting pop. I hope I can find an alternative. If not, I’ll be enjoying a nice cup of ice.

Some other good news is that I’ve been flying through the rewrite of my first draft of my novel. I’ve been able to make changes that I wanted to, but wasn’t sure how to. I’ve fixed up small and big errors alike. It is interesting to go back and read what I wrote to rewrite it. It is a liberating experience that I would recommend to all writers who want to spend substantial time on a piece of work.

In regards to what I will be writing in these blog posts, I will probably keep it informal. Share the struggles and victories of what is happening on my weight loss journey. As well as my experiences with reworking my first novel. This journey will eventually take me to what will happen in the publishing phase, but that is some time off. Still lots of work to do, but I hope that you will stick around with me.

Until next time.


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