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On April 2 I posted an update with the gleeful news that we’d finished the Whole 30 dietary reset and that I was feeling pretty good AND hit my goal weight. Well, I couldn’t let that be the last thing you heard about our Whole 30 because what happened afterwards deserves a mention. It was […]

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02 Apr, 2018

Annnnnnd we’re done. (Whole 30 wrap up!)

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

The last days of Whole 30 were probably the hardest, not because I was ready to throw in the towel, but because there were more obstacles than usual. Good Friday was officially our Day 30. We had Easter dinner at my inlaws and I ate as per the plan although I was sorely tempted to slather […]

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23 Mar, 2018

Whole 30: Day 23 update

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

Last night I attended a special event at the Ottawa-Gatineau Auto Show that was hosted by Ford Canada. It was an opportunity to mix and mingle, learn a little bit about new additions to their fleet, and of course, check out the hundreds of vehicles on display at the Shaw Centre. (Which, by the way, I […]

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21 Mar, 2018

Whole 30: Day 21 update

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I am weary today, but I blame the pre-dawn wakeups I’ve had these last two days. First, I was up early yesterday to bring the youngest to take her G1. (Yes, really!) Surprisingly, there aren’t that many places in Ottawa to do a driver’s test. I wanted to beat the crowd so we motored out […]

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13 Mar, 2018

Whole 30: Day 12 update

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I should begin by saying that I haven’t fallen off the wagon or cheated. I’m still here; still going. (!) We’re almost at the halfway mark! A lot has been written about sugar lately, and how it affects our brains and waistlines. I know for a fact that when I eat sugar I crave more […]

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