Day 26

Posted By 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.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


7 Responses to “Day 26”

  1. alimartell says:


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  2. gorillabuns says:

    To wake up with more energy? Maybe I should try this. After St. Patrick’s Day.
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  3. Caitlin says:

    The moment that you had with those cheese fries and other people eating delicious food – I’m in the same boat. There is an easier control that I didn’t have before. My experience with Whole30 is not as advertised, but it has certainly rebooted some things that needed rebooting. And I’m happy about that.
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  4. Lori says:

    You are my inspiration!

    Suppose it’s not great that I’m already planning my Day 31, while only on Day 3. Harumpf.

    • Courtney says:

      Wanna go to Portillo’s today??? It’s time to write a new blog….it’s been almost a month! Write about how much you love and miss me!!! Ha xoxo ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????and that’s what Maddie had to say!!! Lmao

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