I'm fizzling on the blogging. I may be combining days from here on out. I am not as committed to 30 days of blogging now as I was at the beginning, which is why I'm not a blogger. I'm just a person with a blog who uses it from time to time. And, I'm good with that.
Even my bowls of berries are fizzling. I started out with one of my favorite bowls to eat berries in, to grabbing my nephew's suction cup bowl because that was the only clean bowl in the house. Remember this beautiful bowl of berries?
Yesterday (Day 8) we were super busy. We started out the day with dirty dishes in the sink from the night before, and a bunch of stuff to do before leaving to go to Jump Street for Gianna's (my 11 year old daughter) birthday. In a rush, I ate some eggs before leaving, grabbed and then set down and forgot a jar of almonds to eat so I wouldn't be too hungry while everyone else ate In N Out. Darn.
I did eat at In N Out and stayed as compliant as I could, meaning I avoided gluten, sugar and dairy, but didn't worry about the vegetable oil. I was very energetic yesterday until 4:00 when I took a short nap.
Overall, I'm feeling pretty good. I'm reevaluating whether I'm going to continue to call this a Whole30, since it's kinda not. But, I am cleaning out my system and avoiding the foods most bothersome to me: dairy and grains.
When I asked for thoughts on having an all or nothing mentality, I loved what Ann said, "I really think all-or-nothing thinking is the perfect recipe for failure.... and staying stuck in a negative pattern. I think the key is what Phyllis said: get clear on what our goals are. Not just "to do the Whole30 for 30 days", but what you want to gain from doing the Whole30 for 30 days. If the big goal is to start making healthier food choices, then all-or-nothing thinking doesn't have a place in that goal. One starts making healthier food choices by practicing new food choices: at various times of day, in different moods, with different temptations. Practice, practice, practice. Practice doesn't require perfection; it requires the willingness to keep practicing. And, if you don't do it as well as you'd wanted to, then it means practicing again to get it right."
This has motivated me to get clear on my goals!