Friday, February 8, 2019

whole30 | i did it!

Wow oh wow- how did I ever finish something? I'm honestly shocked by the fact that I stuck to the compliant list- I didn't go out to eat or waste money on food. I googled what I didn't know, and I made sure to scour my labels as if they held winning lottery numbers. 

Which the confirmation of "no sugar, no dairy, no soy, no legumes, no grains, no unpronounceable additives" is basically like winning the lottery when you are looking at things that have to be packaged in some ways! When it comes to things like bacon, sauces, and other things that we take for granted when being able to eat them "normally", it's really nice that there are options out there that aren't laden down with nasty ingredients. Of course, making your own is the best idea, but also, who has all the time or the kitchen supplies to do that?

That being said, I cooked soooooo much that easy things like microwaving a sweet potato with compliant hot dogs and salads became go-tos during my whole30 journey. I'm actually going to write up a few separate posts on what helped me be successful and what helped me survive!

So, how do I feel?

Pretty elated, mostly over my accomplishment of, well, accomplishing something fully!

That being said, I did go off-plan and off my reintroduction plan by eating some junk because today's a hard day (it's my mother's birthday, and it's been the third birthday we've had to celebrate without her being alive anymore). So it's a hard day and my body is feeling the brunt of eating some pizza and sugary things.

Do I regret going off plan?

Honestly, no. I feel like whole30 gave me so many tools and proved to me I can do something. I already have a suspicion of what's hurting more than others. I'm going back to my reintroduction phase tomorrow (which isn't how it works, I KNOW), but it's how it's going to work for me.

Have you done the whole30? How did it affect you? What did you learn?

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