The ‘Whole’ Experiment


Its been more than a month since my last post…

For those of you who don’t know… I’ve been struggling with my health….

But, I’m hoping to turn that struggle into a triumph…

Starting tomorrow, and for the next 30 days, I will be following The Whole 30 program.


For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Whole 30, it’s not a crash diet or a weight loss plan. It is a lifestyle change.

Actually, it’s a 30 day experiment, that when I’m done, I will know a lot more about which foods are having a negative impact on my cravings, on my energy, my sleep, and my health.

I will not be cutting calories, carbs or fat. In fact, I will be eating as much real, whole, nutrient dense foods as I want!

There are no pills, meal replacements, or packaged foods to buy. As it is, the entire program and a ton of resources are available online – for free!

Now, you may ask why I’m choosing to embark on this journey… Well, I’ll tell you…

Ever since I was a child, I’ve struggled with a faulty digestive system. While most people would only take 3 hours to digest their food, it takes my body 3 days… However, in the last few years, it has taken a toll on my stomach lining as well, making most of the foods I eat to cause me severe stomach and gallbladder pain.

I also struggle with an emotional relationship with food…

During a lengthy abusive relationship, I sought food for comfort. Food didn’t yell and scream at me. Food didn’t call me names and tell me I’d never amount to anything. Food didn’t tell me I was useless… Food was my friend.

When I’m depressed, I reach for food to comfort me – especially sweets! And the more sweets I eat, the more I crave!

Top all that negativity with the struggles we’ve gone through on the homestead, and what you see before you is a very unhealthy woman with low self-esteem.

What I am hoping, by committing to The Whole 30, is to build up my health, my energy and my strength… and, in the long term improve my physical attitude about myself and my life.

However, I can’t do this on my own… I need your support to get through the next 30 days. Can I count on you for your support?

My health is important to me, and I’d value your encouragement and help. Even more so, how do you think you could support me? You may have some creative ideas I might not think of!

One creative idea I believe God has given me, is to focus on farm cooking – using only the foods that can be grown or raised on a farm. But things just didn’t click… Not until I came across The Whole 30…

Since I will be using the farm to grow most of the foods I will be eating, I will be sharing my whole30 journey here, and on my Facebook pageĀ Country Girl Homestead.

If you do not already follow me, but you want to support my efforts and follow my journey, then please, feel free to join many others who follow my blog, and, head on over to Country Girl Homestead and click ‘Like.’

Thanks for caring!



Desperate for change, I left the city behind and moved to the country... I am obsessed with raising chickens, old barns and cooking from scratch. Welcome to my homestead!

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