{Today's Letters}

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke, recently you figured out how to send emoticons on your iPhone. So far you've texted me pictures of a dude flexing his muscles, sleep Zzz's, an airplane, and a turd. Reason #271 why boy roommates are awesome. Dear Whole30, t-minus 3 days until I curl up in a ball and eat my last package of Sour Patch Kids. Here's to a much needed detox. Dear Unfinished Books, currently there are 4 of you sitting on my desk. Thanks for the subtle reminder to spend an afternoon in the hammock. Dear Husband, you know those Carhartt's you wear with the holes in the pockets? They make me wanna poke my fingers in them. Just sayin.

Have any of you ever done the Whole30? I'll give you three fist pumps and a leg kick in exchange for your best advise on how not to bang my head on the wall when I'm craving dessert.

20 comments:

Han said...

Mr J told me about the emoticons on my iPhone - we send stupid ones or sweet ones like a picture of eyes, followed by a heart and then a finger pointing down (towards the reader of the message).

Whole30 looks terrifying lol. Go you though! Keep us posted in how it goes.

I tried to go gluten free for a little while but it was so hard so I ended up doing it part time otherwise I'd have starved I think lol

kate said...

Okay, Whole30, I'm intrigued. I tried starting the Whole Living Detox but realized I'd *maybe* be getting 1000 calories a day the first week, starvation no thanks. So really, let us know how it goes. I'd be up for trying. April seems like kind of a good month to try it out.

Anonymous said...

I did Whole 30 starting January 12th...it was really challenging but awesome! Learned a lot about self-control, freedom, and planning ahead! The internet has tons of great recipes...and there's good for you stuff that will taste like dessert. Google "fudge babies," they are all natural and taste like cookie dough :)

Mindy said...

You are going to feel amazing. Did this and have been eating paleo for a while now. Im not going to lie the first week was rough. I had lots of headaches. But now I feel amazing! Good Luck!

girlseeksplace said...

How do you send emoticons?! I had no idea my phone could do such a thing! Good luck with Whole30 - mega fist pumps from me for doing it.

Emily L said...

I'm thinking about doing Whole30 too! Did you buy the success guide? Or are you doing it based on their online guidelines?

LeeAnn said...

I LOVED the whole 30. It didn't "change my life" but I did find out I had a dairy allergy that was causing my horrible acne that I lived with for years. I've completed two of them and follow the paleo lifestyle pretty tightly. Please please look at the blog everyday paleo, it is awesome, and most of her recipes are good for the Whole 30. Good luck!

coco plum said...

emily i have done the half 15... twice :( sugar is the hardest for me and i cave all the time. my hubs and i are doing this april 1 as well. would love to exchange recipes and form a support group. my fav recipe sites are paleomg, health bent (try the lasagna) and the foodee.

MLM said...

I'm a couple weeks into the Whole30 and my only cheat is 1/2 and 1/2 in my coffee..I cannot drink it black haha.
Anyway, when I crave dessert I drink peppermint tea (Trader Joe's has CandyCane tea which is the bomb) or any other type of fruity or minty tea. I also like Plantation Mint. Needless to say I have been drinking a ton of tea lately as I miss my post-dinner chocolate ;)

Julia said...

I've been eating "Whole30 Style" about 80-90% of the time since the beginning of January. My skin is clearer, I'm sleeping better, I've lost weight, and I've been able to reduce my asthma medicine from twice a day to once. I still feel like I could get more benefits from it, so I'm starting a real Whole30 on April 1, too.

When I'm wanting something kind of desserty, I have some frozen blueberries with coconut milk on top. Yum! Definitely check out theclothesmakethegirl.com and health-bent.com for recipes, too.

I love your blog, by the way! (I usually just lurk, but I had to chime in about the Whole30.)

Doodlerah said...

This intriges me completely. Also it scared the processed refined chemicals right outta me! I think that I'm going to try this after Texas Ranger's opening weekend...BOX SEATS..heck yeah! I may need to be locked in a room for a week or four. I like my sugars. Also Velveta is my first white trash love. SIGH.

Today's Letters said...

em, a friend is letting me borrow her success guide.

coco plum, absolutely! thanks for the website recs!

mlm, thanks for the tea suggestion. will be buying some before the weekend!

julia, thanks for commenting. no longer a lurker :) appreciate the website suggestions as well. will def give them a look!

doodlerah, my mom eats cheez whiz like it's her job. no shame in the velveta. ps, behind 3rd plate has the best nachos!

so grateful that many of you are starting the whole30 on april 1st! let's share recipes etc. lord knows we'll all be pulling our hair out at some point! xoxo

Lindsey said...

Taking a walk around the neighborhood with my man & my puppy dog right after dinner usually helps fend off my dessert cravings. It also has so many other benefits, too (looking at our neighbors cute yards, connecting after a day at work, etc).

Good luck with the Whole30...I try to eat low sugar and non processed foods, but love oatmeal, rice, beans, and fruit too much to do this...

Meg said...

My friend has done that same diet twice. All I have to say is barf. Mama needs her coffee.

lindsay said...

Em, can you eat Larabars on Whole 30? They have no processed ingredients and all have less than 9 things in them. Apple pie is the bestest flavor with only raisins, almonds, cinnamon, dates, and apples. Good Luck!

Today's Letters said...

linds, i'm almost positive you can eat larabars for the whole30. i ate my weight in them when i was eating raw a few years ago! apple pie and cherry are my two faves. the coconut is good every once in a while too : )

Alli said...

I'm a total site lurker, but love that you're doing this! I've been eating paleo (which is what the Whole30 is based on, Dallas and Melissa used to be crossfit/paleo before branching off) for almost 4 years. I love it!

But no Larabars... too much sugar and it qualifies as "processed food"! The hardest thing to get your body used to is being off sugar. My best advice is if you're craving sweets, check in with yourself and see if you are actually hungry/thirsty (ie would some sliced deli turkey and veggies satisfy this craving?) If so, have that. If not, its either habit or emotion making you want some dessert. So do something else that will cue an endorphin release: walk around the block, make out with your Mr., etc. The peppermint tea trick works pretty well too! (Cinnamon tea too, try Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasonings)

Good luck, hope you love it!

Bear & Aimee Murphy said...

Check out NomNom Paleo for some awesome recipes. The Green Sliders are to die for! I also love the "fake" mashed potatoes using cauliflower.

She~ said...

I spy with my little eye a great blog, I think we could eat and listen to music together based on your itunes/recipe post haha. I am on day 2 of whole30 so I found this blog to add recipes to my pinterest board of whole30/paleo recipes! I think the more info sharing the better. Best wishes to all who are taking "time apart" with sugar.-worst-break-up-ever! I miss my cereal the most! Keep up the Great work!

Today's Letters said...

she~congrats on starting the whole30! i'll continue to post updates and recipes through the end of the month. feel free to share any good ones you discover as well! xoxo

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