Today is Day 19 and I’m (pretty much) halfway through my Whole40!!!
The goals that I had set for myself have been pretty much reached here at the halfway point so it’s time for some new ones on the back half.
To recap on what I’ve achieved in the last 20 days:
Goal #1A: Relief of my almost daily headaches. This has been a bit of a hit and miss… the headaches that I was getting throughout the day have gone but have been unfortunately replaced with a pretty much ongoing stress headache. I’m using my massage therapist to help with that but it’s not food related anymore.
Goal #2A: Less Itchy Skin. I’m less itchy but I think it’s partially because my sister pointed out to my dismay that I may in fact be allergic to grapes, and having cut those out, I am indeed less itchy. Overall my skin is pretty kick ass and I have almost no dermatitis on my hands, which I often get from eating crappy food.
Goal #3A: Kick my current obsession over ice cream. Ya, I’d say this is pretty much kicked. Would I eat ice cream if it miraculously ended up in my house right now? Yes, probably but I’m not obsessed with the mental battle over whether or not I should go buy some (and then consume it in it’s entirety).
Goal #4A: Wake up feeling more rested. Yes, this is (aside from yesterday being hit with the fatigue stick), I’m sleeping much better and for less time but more quality time. I wake up at 5am without an alarm daily. I’d say that’s a met goal!
Goal #5A: Log as many kilometers as possible. Well, as there is no actual number, it’s hard to say whether that was reached or not, but I did make a commitment to get home from work (8KM) under my own power 3x a week and I’ve done that. (today being the last day). I’ve logged 76 kilometers (47 miles) in the last 19 days. The work based challenge that precipitated that is over as of today but my plan is to keep up the 3 days a week for at least the duration of my W40… then I go on holidays and I’ll figure out the next steps (punny) after I get back. If I manage it, that’s 7 more walks, which will be a total during my W40 of 132KM (82 miles).
Goal #6A: Eat more vegetables. I was pretty uninspired by my meal plan this week but I ate a decent amount of veg at every meal (except last night). I’ll leave this on my goals for the back half of the W40.
Goal #7A: Fit my denim capris more comfortably. Yes. They fit perfectly now. They will now start to get to big, which is okay for a little while… They’re cute and I get a ton of compliments on them but the rivets on the pockets gives me a rash spot. I’ll try nail polishing the rivet and see if that helps.
Now, on to new goals.
Goal #1B: Come to a place where a pint of ice cream in the freezer wouldn’t mean needing to be restrained to the sofa to avoid diving into it face first.
Goal #2B: Go to bed by 10pm and when I wake up at 5am, get out of bed.
Goal #3B: Try and get to 132KM by the end of W40.
Goal #4B: Eat more vegetables. Plan veg purchase and prep better.
Goal #5B: Wear the striped $8 dress to work.
Goal #6B: No side by side comparison shots until Friday, July 4th (day 40)
Okay, I think that’s it… unless I think of something else in the next few days. Really, the biggest goal I will have for the next 21 days is going to be keeping on the walking/W40 path in the face of some stress (hopefully temporary) that is making me really yearn to crawl into bed with a tray of carrot cake. I will not do that because it will certainly not solve my situation and I KNOW it would make me feel TERRIBLE… but the temptation is certainly there!