Today is day 1 of my whole30 challenge. It is not a diet of sorts but more of a way to reset your body and mind and along the way hopefully some weight and inches will come off.
30 days ….. No sugar, dairy, grains, legumes, soy, carrageenan, MSG, sulfites or anything like a baked good even with approved ingredients and NO CHAI TEA LATTE (my morning breakfast and drink of choice) Like the title of the diet – only whole foods. Yikes! This girl likes to eat and loves her carbs and her sugar-free chai latte with almond milk (no sugar substitutes either).
I am embarking on this journey with Ann, my friend and sponsor. Hopefully we can support each other through the end of our 30 day commitment.
Day 1 and I am excited and pumped to do this. I am a little leery that I won’t make it. I am either all in or all out. Like most with addiction issues, it is either all or nothing. Today, I am all in. I have bought the books and my fridge is stocked with approved foods. With alcohol and pills and even other food diets, I always tend to relapse if I don’t have my shit together. So that will be key for the next 30 days.
I have got to do something about my weight and health and hope this will be the beginning of it.
I am guessing if I can give up pills and alcohol I should be able to do this for 30 days. My hope is at the end of the 30 days when you reintroduce foods back into your diet that I will have reset my eating habits.
I believe eating and my chai became my new addiction, it is now time to reign it in. Steve and Kirsten will eat the dinners and food I prepare for meals, but they are not all in. Heaven forbid they quit drinking alcohol for a month. I will not judge their choices.
Today, I was tired and sluggish in the afternoon. Missing my caffeine. Took a nap. Was hungry so I had dinner at 5:00 PM. Hopefully I can get through the remainder of the evening. There is always fruit to be eaten.
I can do this, right? Wish me luck!