One Day to go…

 and its going to get real After today our Whole30 experience will be over…or will it.  This is the discussion my wife and I have had over the past week and what we each have been thinking about.  Needless to say what we have learned and the benefits we have gained we want to keep going. […]

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I Hate Brussels Sprouts

I have hated brussels sprouts all my life.  Ever since I was a kid.  My parent’s rarely made them (Dad did the cooking in my household).  It’s one of many vegetables I just didn’t like growing up.  Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage are a couple of the others.    “They’re an acquired taste,” my folks would say. […]

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I’m at a loss…

Its day 23 and I don’t know what to say about my Whole30 experience.  We had breakfast for dinner last night.  I had eggs, bacon and potatoes for breakfast.  My wife is at a loss for recipes.  We have only 7 more days and we will have completed the program.  It’s too early to look […]

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The Countdown has begun: Day 21

And that means only 9 days left on this Whole30 trek.  Wow has it been three weeks already.  Lunch today was really good and it was leftovers from my wife’s impromptu stir fry.  It truly is amazing what she can just whip together with what we have in the fridge. I am so blessed to […]

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So close and yet so far

Dreams of Sugar Plums Maybe its contageous or maybe my wife just planted the seeds but I have been thinking about foods I can’t currently have and her current post doesn’t help.  Go look I’ll wait… Are you back? Did you see?  It was the pizza.  Oh pizza, I had forgotten how good pizza is […]

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Why?: Days 18 and 19

A little self-reflection is a good thing Been asking myself ‘why’ a lot lately.  ‘Why am I doing the Whole30?’, ‘Why am I blogging about it?’ ‘Why did I start the Functional Dad Blog?’ ‘Why’ for a lot of things.  It’s not easy coming home from a long day at work, taking care of a […]

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Layed up…

So its been about 3 days since my last post about how things are going with the Whole30.  No, haven’t fallen off the wagon and binged on snickers bars and coca cola.  I just had to have some outpatient surgery done and have been recuperating over the weekend.  Of course wallowing in self pity it […]

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Two Weeks: Day 14

‘Two Weeks’ So that is a recurring line from an old Tom Hanks movie called The Money Pit.  The running gag is that whenever Tom asks the contractors working on the house when it will be done they keep saying, “Two Weeks.”  The joke is of course they are never going to be finished in […]

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Wednesday the 13th…

Just doesn’t have as ominous a feel as Friday the 13th, but when you are Whole30-ing it, it has a different kind of feel.  It’s not quite day 15 where we can say, “hey we’re halfway!”  But 13 is coming up on 2 weeks, which ain’t too shabby. Synopsis: Morning So my  day 13 was okay. […]

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