Diet o’clock 23rd of July. 30 days of Whole30

So, thirty days in let’s see what the scale has to say shall we.

So that’s it.  Thirty days of whole30 done and dusted.  It certainly has flown by and was nowhere near as difficult as I thought it would be.  Once I cracked the shopping bit and realised I might not meet absolutely every strict criteria on the organic front it was much easier.

Now there is so much I cold write about, and I will week by week, but for this post I think there are some high level goals that I would reflect on.

I wanted to generally feel better physically because I was feeling a bit rough and rather old and achy and you know what I do.  My knees don’t ache like they did, the walk up the hill to walk no longer leaves me out of breath and overall I just feel far more comfortable in my body.   Oh and my blood pressure seems to be improving so that’s a huge plus.

I wanted my family to eat better and they have.  They are also more aware of the effects of food and are making their own decisions about what is good for them and which isn’t.  They have both also lost a bit of weight whilst eating more than they ever did and seem happier and healthier for it.  That isn’t to say they didn’t gobble down the cup cakes I made for them yesterday.

I wanted to lose some weight and I did.  I need to lose lots more, and I now have some realistic targets, but losing weight was something I needed to do.  I am not getting any younger and fall into the morbidly obese category I think – I probably don’t quite look it but I am.  So how much I hear you ask?  Well as if this morning I have lost 11.1kg in 30 days.  That is just short of 25lbs I believe.

I know losing more wont go as quickly as this has gone and I am happy with that.  I am more concerned with changing my lifestyle and my families and losing weight for the last time.  I hope to lose another 45KG by the end of the year.  I know that seems a lot but I can afford to lose it.

I am going to do another 30 days of this because I have enjoyed it so much and at the end of that I plan to do it again but this time I am going to start introducing things back into my diet.  I’ll let you know how it goes.



Did I mention I am addicted to Salsa?  Its been a revelation for me.  That and Guacamole.  I had only ever had stuff from the store and never made it myself.  Oh god how good is it and why did no one ever tell me its that amazing!

Oh that bottom photo…I made a kind of coconut milk Ice Cream.  Not particularly sweet but just cold enough to give me a bit of a desert when combined with pecans, banana and cinnamon.


Author: Michael

Husband, dad,(ex)programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

39 thoughts on “Diet o’clock 23rd of July. 30 days of Whole30”

  1. Cheers mate it’s been good fun although it has taken its toll on my ability to blog to be honest because I seem to spend most of my time cooking I think I was in the kitchen for about 7 hours yesterday

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  2. One of the lads who works for me and started doing one of those huel replacement things because he lives alone and can no longer be bothered cooking and washing dishes so eats one meal at work and the others he has from a glass and he reckons he prefers the simpler version of his life

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  3. Thanks Kathy. . I think I spent about six or seven hours cooking yesterday but I really enjoyed it and I have my first ever taste of real guacamole which was just freaking awesome and all I now want to eat is salsa and guacamole all of the time and you know what I’m an adult and I’m going to


  4. I use two to three solid meals and two shakes a day…keeps my time investment down and my macros on track…I currently do a ketogenic diet though, so I have a lot less options for what I can make…

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  5. It’s certainly not for everyone…mainly because I think the rigidity of it can seem terribly daunting. It’s pretty much “as close to zero carbs as you can be”. So you aim for a LOT of fat. I kind of like how weird it is, truth be told…but that’s just who I am as a person…

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  6. This is great news! You should feel very proud of yourself Michael. The healthy way of eating is more time-consuming, but look at the results you have gotten, even with your little indulgences at the food festival the other day. It’s a good time to lose weight if you are still slogging through a heat wave.

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  7. Oh god …jogging…hmm. there is a running machine in my basement which I’m planning on having a go at at some point but I’m not quite ready for that yet


  8. It’s getting easier and easier and I’m getting better at the organised so I think that’s helping hopefully with another month under my belt I’ll be an old hand at it

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  9. One of the guys at work is drinking something called huel and he has offered me some and I just don’t think I can face it I like food too much.


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