Week Four Recap – #Whole60

On Friday, May 25th, it will have been thirty days since I began my two-month variation on the Whole30, the Whole60. It’s hard to believe I could do it again after years of telling myself I couldn’t cut sugar out of my life for thirty days, yet here I am, in my second month of doing just that, and I don’t want to go back. Ever.

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Week Three Recap – #Whole60

Aside from the Whole30/Whole60, I found that water is the key to feeling healthy. It’s truly the elixir of life. They say that when the body indicates that it’s thirsty, you are already at the point of dehydration.

I try to circumvent any feelings associated with dehydration– such as dizziness, fatigue, or dry mouth (to name a few)– by drinking as much water as my stomach will allow at any given moment, especially when I am on set.

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Week Two Recap – #Whole60

While searching my old internet bookmarks, I found a website which I had saved during one of my sickest moments since cancer, and it sparked a stark comparison to the Whole30 food experiment. In late 2014, I became extremely ill after treating a long-festering nasal infection with general antibiotics. My otolaryngologist’s office also conducted an allergy test due to my narrow nasal passages and discovered that I had a severe allergy to candida.

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Week One Recap – #Whole60

I’ve found that when beginning the #Whole30 (or #Whole60), I tend to experience a moment of regression; my energy dips lower than before, my body cleanses itself, and I reemerge on the other side, dreaming of food. Well, the conjurings of my mind can’t test me more than Disneyland Park food… Boy, amusement parks aren’t made for us Whole30 folk. Did I succeed in evading my urges?

And how much do I weigh one week in?

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I’m Back at it – The Whole60

I’ve been slacking. Ever since February 6th when I conquered the Whole30 process and lost twenty pounds(!) I had never felt better… Until I’d resumed eating like I had used to before I began the food experiment. Granted, again, I ate largely the same way as the diet suggests, but I ate more carbs and drank more alcohol. During the Whole30, I discovered that I can’t stand the taste of milk anymore, sugar messes with me, and carbs are not my friend.

What’s worse, is that after the conclusion of the Whole30, my energy levels dropped precipitously, and I knew that to feel the way I want to feel (normal), I’d have to maintain the Whole30 lifestyle. So here I am again, except this time, it’s the Whole60.

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The Schedule of Impending Posts

Updated! See below!
For those of you who read my blog, I’m attempting to be more active during my recent spur of consistent (and welcomed) work on 9-1-1. And since, many of you readers don’t follow me on social media (rectify that here), I figured I would post an update on my upcoming content.
Here is this week’s schedule:
–Sunday, Feb. 25th, 6:00 AM EST (3:00 AM PST)- “The Whole30 Wrap-Up
–Monday, Feb. 26th, 6:00 AM EST (3:00 AM PST)- “My Cancer Story Ch. 86: ‘Broken Windows, Broken Relationships'”
–Wednesday, Feb, 28th, 6:00 AM EST (3:00 AM PST)- “My Top Ten Films of 2017”
Beyond that? Oh, so much to discuss.

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The Whole30 Wrap-Up

This post is long overdue*. I have been working more days on 9-1-1 then ALL of my other television work combined. I’m incredibly grateful for that, but after I get home, my mind is spent, and I typically pass out within minutes of entering the front door. Usually on the floor or the couch. Heck, even one time, I fell asleep while brushing my teeth, and I didn’t get a single drop of toothpaste on me!

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