Thursday, July 19, 2012

Whole30 - Day 25

Day 25!! So close I can taste it ... and by 'it', I mean wine, chocolate and cheese, of course! Just kidding. (Sorta.)

Actually, I've been having mixed feelings about the end of this challenge. All along I've been telling myself to just get through the 30 days -- that I only had to 'deprive' myself for that long. I wasn't sure exactly how I would eat after the 30 days were over -- I still wanted to eat with weight loss in mind, but I also wanted to find a way to still incorporate the things that were 'important' to me: wine, treats, occasional pizza, being able to get an ice cream cone if I want, etc.

But the funny thing is that those things don't seem important to me anymore -- and that scares the crap out of me.

The thing is, food has ruled my life for SO LONG. Even when I was very successful with Weight Watchers, food was totally the thing my life revolved around -- eating it and fighting it and eating it and fighting it. For the first time in my LIFE I feel clear-headed and ... unburdened. And I have no idea what to do with that feeling.

In fact -- a large part of me wants to go crazy after the 30 days are over and indulge on all kinds of crap -- just to feel like the 'old me'. Because isn't that what I should want? Isn't that what "Andrea", as I've known her for 31 years, would want?

If I don't want those things, who am I?

Isn't that crazy? I'm a crazy lady.

Moving along...

Breakfast today was ... wait for it ... eggs with sardines and avocado. Shocking, I know. Here's another picture in case you've forgotten what it looks like.


For lunch, I got a salad at Freshii, and totally spaced on taking a picture of it. It had spring mix, chicken, avocado, carrots, tomatoes, red onions, green apples, and sunflower seeds. Plain olive oil and balsamic vinegar as dressing.

By dinner time, I was starved. Freshii's idea of a 'serving' of a chicken is certainly not the same as my idea of a 'serving' of chicken.

Came home and heated up some leftover pork shoulder, as well as cauliflower and zucchini, plus a few baby carrots and sliced tomato. That is FOUR KINDS OF VEGGIES RIGHT THERE.



Vegggggggggggiesssssss: 


Well, that's it for tonight. I'm off to walk the doggie and then read for a bit. Good night all!

1 comment:

  1. This Andrea (The thing is, food has ruled my life for SO LONG. Even when I was very successful with Weight Watchers, food was totally the thing my life revolved around -- eating it and fighting it and eating it and fighting it.) was CONTROLLED by food.

    This Andrea (For the first time in my LIFE I feel clear-headed and ... unburdened.) is IN CONTROL.

    Enjoy the freedom, don't stress and don't overanalyse...just go with it :)

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