Made it through day one. Seriously not having the Diet Coke withdrawal and already being accustomed to coffee with crap in it- it really wasn’t that bad- and man is the sleep good. Work is also really busy so my time to daydream about Wheat Thins and wedges of brie is limited. This go round though I think my Achilles heel will be bread. I ate A LOT of bread in Nov and Dec and had so many croissants I thought of changing my name to Marguerite…you know what croissants are made out of? Lots and lots of butter. You know what is good on croissants? Lots and lots of butter. I shall miss my buttery friend, but Fatty McButter Pants is coming into 2017 hot with lots of colored veggies and no bread or dairy.
Here is the thing, I realized I truly do not have any food sensitivities, I have a math and moderation problem- I put too many calories from diary and bread in at an alarming rate and only moderately exercise. I am a rule follower though, which is why I think the Whole 30 works for me- there is no gray area- you either can eat it or you can’t. So if you can’t conceive how I can live with no sugar or wine for a month- know this- I could never do cardio every day and only eat 2-3 French fries and actually really “like” balsamic dressing. I had thought of keeping a food diary online post the last Whole 30 so people could really see my high quantity and low quality of consumption, but then I was afraid someone would hire me a nutritionist or I would get more ads on Facebook about weight loss, as the contents of my diary would lead someone to believe I needed help, but in my land of denial I tell myself “I may have had 4 pieces of pizza BUT it was thin crust AND I added Broccoli.”!!
I don’t have my energy back yet and am missing bread, crackers and cheese and was reminded this morning about shit I don’t have time for when I am hangry. MERGING! In my car this morning, having coffee and listening to NPR, Waze keeps telling me to get on the highway, but you know what, I thought to myself “I am staying on side roads, merging is too much trouble!” Think about it… you have to speed up, slow down, use your mirrors, move around, etc-
I will take 5 more minutes of 45 MPH coffee talk not to have to merge or better yet…. will anyone else admit that when Sirius/XM Channel 17 turned from Holly to the Love station that you keep it programmed in and just belt out those Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers and Teddy Pendergrass tunes??
I leave you with Madea- a wise, wise woman.