- Ate a lot of Mrs. Dunster's Donuts (a New Brunswick delicacy)
- Drank a lot of Alpine beer (another New Brunswick tradition)
- Ate a lot of donairs (an East Coast speciality)
- Drank a lot of wine (just because)
Needless to say, I feel like crap. Even before I left, I was eating poorly and feeling poorly. I had decided before I left that I was due for another Whole30 challenge.
So that's what I'm doing. Starting tomorrow (Monday, October 15), I'll be doing another 30 days of:
- no sugar
- no grains
- no dairy
- no soy or legumes
- no alcohol
- no processed foods
My only exception this time around is that I'm going to allow myself cream in my coffee. I know that dairy isn't a trigger for me, and the convenience of using coffee cream (to me) outweighs the benefits I would get from not having it. If I were doing this challenge for the first time, I would go for the full effect and give it up -- and in fact, I did do that the first time around. But I'll allow myself the exception this time.
So today I'm making lists and doing a grocery shop and reading back through my own blog archives to give myself some ideas of what to eat for the next 30 days. I'm also going through this great post from Holly Would If She Could -- so many good dinner ideas.
I'm also going to go back through my copy of It Starts With Food; there isn't a better motivator out there for me. It's such a practical and awesome book.
My question for you all: Are you interested in seeing me blog about this challenge again? I definitely found it helpful to have the accountability of blogging it every evening, but it would mean you'd end up hearing a LOT about it again, and seeing A LOT of pictures of scrambled eggs again. Thoughts?