Day 33: “He hates these cans! Stay away from the cans!” I feel ya Navin, that is the same way I feel about nuts. I have been nut free for 2 days now. In full disclosure I did put almond butter on a banana for breakfast today, but I feel the “butter” part distinguishes it from it’s parent species.
The Whole 30 totally backs up the theory that feeling good, being healthy and ultimately losing wait is 80% about what you put in the ol’ pie hole and only 20% exercise. And another thing that was a revelation and also a really tough mental change was not counting calories or fat grams- that it is totally the type/kind of food/calorie/fat. It is truly not a diet, but a way to totally change your relationship with food. Now any non-diet where you lose weight AND feel like a million bucks…why wouldn’t you try it people?? If I can go it. You can do it.
Today is Friday, which is exciting in and of itself, but it is more importantly the day before WHEATTHINPALOOZA. The excitement in the Lowry household is mounting as you can imagine. All of the key elements for a successful party are underway: Fabulous outfit in the hizzle, Playlist created, Wheat Thins purchased, Food ordered, booze acquired, kids packed for shipping off to grandparents.
So this will be my third day of eating Wheat Thins, so I have technically had soy, grains and alcohol with no ill effects….the dairy and straight up sugar still on the horizon for consumption. So if all advice is correct combining crackers, cheese, Chocolate and alcohol tomorrow will result in feeling like crap on Sunday. Thank God, I am a planner- Sunday afternoon I am flying to Seattle. I mean what could make you feel better than flying 5 hours on a germtube with questionable smells and someone pushing diet coke and nuts at you??
I fly a lot and a lot to the west coast, so I am used to this journey after 20 years at Microsoft (I know shocking, I started as a High School intern) and my advice on flying and travelling in general is just assume everything will suck, like have the lowest of expectations and then even if the person next to you talks non-stop for 5 hours, you can think to yourself “they bathed!, it is a win win”. Always have: Water, snacks, diverse reading materials (I go from the Economist to People, good to have variety kind of like flipping on the TV and you never know what persona you may want to present to those around you), mints, gum and hand lotion with a subtle good smell. This last one can save you when you sit next to Mr. McSmelly -just put lotion on your hands and then assume The Thinker pose for a few hours…it works. And one last thing NEVER, and I mean NEVER look forward to the seat next to you being empty- you are just setting yourself up for disappointment. It is rare it happens these days, like finding a unicorn or trusting a sneeze post-childbirth. Just don’t do it.
Ok, I do have a real job I need to attend to and I need to start arranging my Wheat Thin displays.
My 3 things for today:
- Things that make me pee my pants?
- Things I love? Jersey Boys. I have seen it 4 times on Broadway, once in Charlotte. If you haven’t seen. Go. And try to see in NYC, as the August Wilson theater is just the perfect venue, it is just a fun, toe tapping good time. If you aren’t on your feet at some point- something is wrong with you!!! The movie sucked.
- Pet Peeve/Things I find redonkulous? Passwords. Like if I get rich and famous- before I get a chef or masseuse or a personal garlic mincer I am hiring a personal password assistant that at anytime of the day or night I just shout out “facebook”, “jcrew”, “work email”, “bank”, “credit card Doug doesn’t know about”…and I envision him/her in all black with an earbud- kind of like secret service shouting out answers from a dark corner.