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Day 31.

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It's called the Whole30. So technically - I'm done. I did it. I ate only whole foods for 30 days straight. Not even a drop of coffee creamer or sugar or grains**. Man, that was a long 30 days. To start with it felt like 30 days would take forever. But now that I crossed the finish line it feels like it went by so fast!

**On Day 27 my littles were eating popcorn during movie night. Maso can't eat the crunchy hull part so normally I bite off that part and give him the soft, puffy part. That night I wasn't paying attention and I did eat 4 pieces of the crunch hull part. I didn't even realize I was doing it until I had done it a few times. That is my only cheat of the 30 days and it was not something I set out to do. However, I want to be honest and admit it. I don't count that as a fail, though many die hard Whole30'ers would. I was just being a mom. ha. And it just goes to show how mindless eating can be.

Ok, so now that that's off my chest:  I feel amaz…

Validation

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Sometimes as moms we crave validation. This can come in a variety of forms and I suspect the value of it is different for everyone. I can only speak for myself though, so maybe you're a mom that doesn't need it or like it. Whatevs. To each, their own. But today I had one of those moments where you realize that between the tantrums and messes and laundry and sports, this whole momming thing we signed up for, is actually making a difference in these little minds that we're molding.

Today I'm working a 13 hour shift which I'm totally OK with because it means I get a whole bunch of days off this week (2) AND the weekend! I was up pretty early to be to work by 7:30am. As I was getting ready for work the babies and Andrew were awake and doing their usual morning things: eating all the cereal they could get their hands on (Andrew) and following me around while I get ready for work (AB and Mase). I headed down the stairs to the landing and shut the baby gate behind me. AB …

Half Way.

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Day 15.

That means I've made it half way through this journey of eating nothing but whole foods. That means I have completed more days of this, than I have left to complete. That's a damn good feeling.

I honestly didn't think I'd be able to make it this far. And sometimes the end in 15 days seems extremely daunting. But other times, it's like 15 days is NOTHING. I've come this far so I'm not giving up now.

Since my last post I've been on a roll! No cheating! The hardest thing has been the sugar. I love to eat something sweet after I eat. And that has proven to be a really hard habit to break. To curb that craving I've been having a piece of fruit or 1/2 a Larabar which really does help. The Whole30-ers call that your "Sugar Dragon" and I have yet to slay that sucker!

Honestly - I miss sugar more than I miss anything else. And that is no surprise. The studies on sugar that have been done compare it to a drug (I am by NO MEANS minimized dru…