I did wake up at 3:45 this morning though. I'm familiar with this phenomenon from prior Whole 30s and - more recently - doing the two-week carb elimination test in December. I'm hoping this is not going to be a trend for the next month.
I also get the food dreams. They always involve me eating something off plan and then waking up relieved it was just a dream. Here are the ones I can vividly remember:
- My husband offered me a slice of pizza and I ate it without thinking twice.
- I was upset about something and wanted a Frappucino. In real life, I haven't had a Frappucino in a long time - I'm usually a hot beverage drinker.
- I was on my way out somewhere and as I was walking out the door, my mom said: "Don't forget a cupcake!" You know, in the way that moms would say "Don't forget a hat and gloves, you'll catch pneumonia!"So I grabbed one from a nearby cupcake tower and went on my way.
|But yes, this phase has happened before. Maybe it won't this time!|
Because of past failures, I'd always enter into a new Whole 30 challenge with just a little bit of doubt.
But not this time. I am not worried at all about whether I can do it or not.
Even this morning, I was presented with a dilemma as my mother wanted to meet up with me for breakfast at our usual spot. I called ahead and found out the cafe cooks with Pam or liquid butter, both of which are not compliant with the diet. I explained I needed some alternative options and they ended up making me two poached eggs. That was the only thing on the menu I could eat, so I was pretty ravenous by lunch... but good to know I can still enjoy time out with my mom at our favorite breakfast spot.
I may have to purposefully end the diet early when I travel for work next month, but I'm going to do everything I can to keep it going. I'm going to work with our hotel and caterer for the conference to see what my options are.
The real challenge here is not whether I can make it 30 days or not - it's whether I can make these healthier eating habits stick.
56 days left.
Today's Exercise: Walking, core work, and planting some palm trees
|2 Poached Eggs||Chili w/ guac||Pumpkin seeds, larabar||Chili w/ guac|