Thursday, November 17, 2016

Whole30 – Days 15-21: Birthdays and Beasts

Thursday: I have a huge milestone to write about for this day. Some of you may not think this is big, but for me, it's YUUUGE!

Are you ready??

Thursday morning, I drank coffee. Without sugar!! And it didn't taste horrible!! I didn't even make a nasty face when I drank it!! It did, of course, have coconut milk in it, but I am allowed to drink that, and it definitely has no sugar in it.

Also on Thursday, since I am having this completely unprecedented problem of not eating enough food, I was assigned some homework from fitness coach guy. We will call him FCG from now on. He told me to count my carbs for the day, and if I come in at under 120g, then I have problems.

Well, I got problems.

On any given day, I may have about 25g of carbs. And that's being generous.

On this plan, though, it is really hard to get over 100g of carbs in a day. I can't have beans or bread or really anything that would put me at that number without completely stuffing myself full of bell peppers and avocados. And I'm just not that hungry throughout the day.

So I have to figure out how to combat this, because, as FCG said, you will lose weight, but it takes a "shit ton of time" to correct. And, yes, I would like to lose some weight, but I want it to be healthy so that I can get to a maintaining status instead of having to worry about every single thing I put in my body for the rest of my life. And let's be honest, Christmas is coming, and I fully plan on eating more than one Reese's Christmas Tree when it does (Mom!!). I don't want to lose all the hard work I've been putting in the past couple of weeks either.

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Before I begin talking about the rest of the days, I'd just like to know who's ridiculous idea it was to do Whole30 during the month of my birthday?! Despite trying to psych myself up and be strong, I really just set myself up for disappointment. But, life goes on. And so must I.

Friday–Sunday: The beginning of the end. I had a friend in town all weekend, and let's just say it didn't go well. On the food side of things. I'm not going to go into much detail because I am ashamed. Although I definitely didn't have a problem meeting my carb goals. Ugh.

Monday: My friend left town, and I was all excited to get back on track! I did so well for breakfast and lunch. And then I got a call from the office across the street at work. They had a birthday cake for me. Crap.

So sweet, but there went my Monday.

Tuesday: Another new day! I started again and did well. I went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that night because a friend got early passes. FCG met me at my office beforehand, and we went together (2nd date FTW!). He apparently hadn't eaten all day and was starving. He told me he was running to Chipotle before he met me but showed up to the office empty-handed. He said he got lost (he lives out of town) and didn't want to be late, so he was still hungry when we got to the theatre. I had done very well on my Whole30-ness that day and wasn't as hungry as he was. Although, after we started talking about it, Chipotle did sound pretty good. We stood in line at the theatre for a while (still talking about Chipotle off and on), and they finally let us in to sit down. Where someone promptly sat next to us with Chipotle. FCG and I nearly had a meltdown. Jealousy overwhelmed us, and, after that chick whipped a Starbucks drink out of her purse, we started talking about getting popcorn. I told him I wasn't going to eat any. He asked me if I was going to judge him if he did. The fitness and nutrition coach thought I was going to judge him for eating. How cute. We both finally caved, and he came back with a small popcorn and two of the biggest water bottles I've ever seen. We ate half the bag and were done with it.

The fact that he actually went to get it won him tons of points in my book. He may be a health nut, but he's still human. I appreciate that.

Wednesday: Another good day with good choices. It took a couple of days, and I feel super guilty about this weekend, but I'm finally back on track. And I think to make up for the cheat days, I'm going to continue this after Thanksgiving and up until Christmas.

Although I probably won't blog about it. Not sure I want the world knowing my willpower is still subpar.

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