Okay so I was going to cheer a little celebration that yesterday was the 30th day of my Whole 30… but really… nothing changes.. I don’t go back to eating bagels and cheddar cheese for dinner or accepting the offers of chocolates in the office. I don’t bust into my 18 bottles of wine in my bar (I need to have a PARTY!) or drink Jack Daniels straight from the bottle… (no I didn’t actually used to do that…. Did I???)
A Whole 30 is a great reset… a great way to remind myself of all the reasons that I choose this lifestyle. It’s a tool to break the bit of a rut one (me) can kind of get into every once in a while when we (I) let too many treats go by.
The thing is… even the book says… No one is expected to do Whole365… not a single person. We are ALL expected to build in off roading to be able to keep some balance, participate in life events and generally feel some modicum of sanity… sometimes ice cream IS sanity.
I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I didn’t know what I was supposed to learn from this Whole 30…. Well, I think what I’m learning right now is that it is important to listen to my body… it doesn’t want to be done. It doesn’t want carrot cake yet… it doesn’t want wine with a friend and it doesn’t want to stop at 30 days. Maybe it will want to stop at 35 days… or 40… I don’t know… what I do know is that I am going to let it tell me… in the meantime, I’ll keep Whole30ing on…
I also think it’s wildly unfair that my 30 day success picture was taken today, at the 2nd day of my Puffer-Fish Week… and the numbers… well they’re off too now… I know I lost 8lbs in the first three weeks… now the scale says I’ve gained it all back plus some…. That is not accurate and is yet another reason why the scale is kind of useless…
Anyway, here is the December 29th picture and today’s picture, 30 days later.
Also a before and after from when I first started this little journey… I’ve made a pact that once my 1 year W30 anniversary passes, I will no longer make before and after photos using the old 2013 picture. I am not that person anymore… in any aspect of my life. And to keep comparing after the 1 year anniversary seems a bit pointless. I will keep them all tho… printed out and put in an envelope with all my other important documents and then I will erase them from my phone.
Good luck to everyone on the last hundred yard dash of January Whole 30 and to those starting! You can do it!