I decided to do the Whole 30 “Abridged” version.
Which is to say, I’m cheating already.
In my defense, I have a nearly full carton of organic half and half just sitting in my fridge and since I no longer waste things, I have to use it. There may have also been a couple pieces of chocolate left too.
I’m also not completely prepared. I need to purchase a few provisions to make this as easy as possible.
What’s interesting to me, is that the Monday after Thanksgiving I quit it all: dairy, alcohol, grains of any kind, sugar. And it was easy. A switch had been thrown that would not allow me to stuff garbage into my pie hole.
That lasted nearly a month. Then someone found the switch and threw it in the other direction.
How does this happen?
I jumped off the junk train then because I felt disgusting and lethargic.
I no longer gauge if something is working by the scale but how I feel. What my energy level is. If I’m sleepy mid-day I know there’s way too much sludge in my veins and they need a nice clean-out with some juicing and/or water. NOT coffee or chocolate, as much as it pains me to write that out loud. And longer term, just better, cleaner eating habits.
I tripped back onto the sugar bus because I clearly wasn’t paying attention. I forgot that I was feeling great. Or, more likely, I succumbed to the ideal that a little won’t hurt.
But I’m back. And committed. 90%.
I have been reading the front of the Whole30 Cookbook and I’m becoming inspired. Enough to order the original Whole30 book with all the secrets for moral support. Thus far, it sounds suspiciously identical to the 21 Day Sugar Detox + 7 days. Either way, just reading about it will help me stay on task.
And either one of them will get me back to that energy sweet spot.
Next Monday 100%.
I’m gonna need all that sustained energy to finish counting all the things in my house.