I’m on day 9 of Whole30, but day 12 of clean living. I almost ordered a pizza yesterday. It was going to be awesome…like pepperoni and pineapple. However, if you cheat, you have to start the 30 days over—and after some thought, I was like uh uh—not going to happen.
Other than that, the program is going well. It involves a LOT of cooking because almost everything in a box has sugar, wheat, oil or weird chemicals in it. True story. It also requires a lot of planning and prepping. As long as I have a few options ready to go, I’m good each day.
I’m an average cook at best. I’ve been trying new recipes, zoodling and building some skills. There’s so much cleaning—pots and pans, mixing bowls, ugh. I wish there was a kitchen fairy who would visit after every meal.
The good news is that I feel good. I have lost most of my sugar cravings, but greatly miss cheese and wheat (strangely craving a sandwich). My pants are a bit looser. During Whole30, you’re not supposed to weigh yourself since weight flucuates, which can adversely affect your psyche. So I’m waiting to the end of the month.
I’m excited to go to San Francisco this weekend—it’ll be a big test. If I come back unscathed, then I know I’ll make it to the end.
This program is exactly what I needed to kickoff a more mindful year! I’m thinking of doing this again in May when I get back from Italy—after I’ve had time to acclimate and prepare.
I know many of you are also starting a new health regimen. Stay true to your commitments and know that I support you 110%!
Julie in Seattle