Collin got a new dog. It's a long story but his friend from back home was not able to keep her beloved German Shepherd, Rusko, due to her other dog and Rusko not getting along very well. Collin had spent much time with Rusko back in his Omaha days. He had taken her camping and hiking and pretty much knew he needed to take her once we saw she was being placed for doggy adoption. We love her (including Jackson).
I also started this thing called Whole30. I'm sure some of you have heard of it while others maybe not. The purpose of Whole30 is to take out specified foods from your diet for 30 WHOLE DAYS (that's how I felt anyway) that could be having a negative impact on your overall health (mental, physical, gut etc). You do away with added sugar, grains of all kinds (even corn stuff), dairy, legumes (even chick peas which means hummus), and alcohol (bites fist) for 30 days. At the end of the 30 days you are SUPPOSED to re-integrate these foods back into your diet one by one (give each food group a day) and then go back to Whole30 for two days to see how your body/mind/gut reacts. Disclaimer: This is not endorsed by Whole30 nor am I an expert on the matter so take what I say with a grain of salt (which you can have on whole30) and go read about it for yourself if you are interested :)
I am currently on day 25. 5 more days!! And you may have noticed how I said you are SUPPOSED to re-integrate the foods you've done without slowly but surely. Well, I'm going to try but I may not do it perfectly. My main focus is to continue buying Whole30 approved groceries for during the week and allowing myself to indulge (smartly of course) on the weekends. Although, I will probably have wine with my dinner during the week. If anything, this journey has changed the way I read labels and it has changed how I think about food and what it is doing for my body. I definitely plan to enjoy my favorite things again but hopefully in a more controlled way. Since I'm not done I will do a post later on the whole journey and also talk about how I feel after. I wish I had photos of the meals I've cooked but I don't...whoops.
Here is a picture of Jackson instead.