Posted By Kristabella on January 28, 2013
I have now just based all measure of time in the last month based on what day I am on of the Whole 30.
So, it’s the last week! Things are going well. I went through a period after the halfway point where I was wondering when it was going to be worth it. I was exhausted and cranky and it was like the first week all over again. But I stuck with it. And I’m glad. I feel much better. I wouldn’t I say I have Tiger Blood, as they promised, but I’m sleeping great, I have more energy, I don’t have crazy blood sugar swings, I’m never starving and I’m not willing to kick a baby for some Starburst.
The cravings are still there, but super manageable. For instance, on Saturday I was at my mom’s with my sister, Tommy and Maddie. We all went to pick up dinner. My mom had discussed this with me the night before and I said I would just bring my own food. It would be easier that way and I had the food at home. Easy peasy.
They went to Portillo’s. I LOVE Portillos. They have the best Italian beef. And amazing cheese fries. And hot dogs. And well, an entire menu of delicious things I can’t have. I went along for the ride. We did the drive-thru, so thankfully I didn’t have to sit and watch them eat. We brought it home and I had my salad and chicken sausages.
But, on the ride from the restaurant to my mom’s, I had to ride with 2 bags of food on my lap. French fries and tamales just INCHES from my face hole. That? Was hard. Once we got back to the house and I wasn’t trapped in a car with it, I was fine. I even sat at the table and watched them eat. And to me, that might be one of the biggest victories of this whole thing. Did I want a cheese fry? Sure. But not like I HAD to have it. My food was good too.
The emails say people get scared about the Whole 30 ending. I have never understood that. I mean, shouldn’t you be all “I AM FREE! I CAN EAT WHATEVER!” But actually, as we close in on it, I am a little nervous/scared. I’ve done really well and I don’t want to undo it all. I also really enjoy my hangover-free weekends to get shit done. Not enough to give up drinking for good, but I’m worried about how I will be on Saturday after a glass of wine. (Besides hammered.) Will I go overboard and regret it? Will it lead to a day full of bad meal choices the next day when I’m hungover? Will I be able to practice self-control?
So far my Day 31 plan consists of a grande whole milk latte from Starbucks in the morning, a vanilla Oberweis milkshake for lunch and a night out drinking. I’m introducing only dairy first (well, and sugar and alcohol, but still no beans, grains or carbs).
We shall see how it goes.