Impromptu Whole 30: Behind the Scenes During Days 1-4

Can you help?

You see, I don’t actually understand how time works.

For starters, HOW THE HELL IS IT THURSDAY ALREADY? This baffles me.

Fair Warning: I think I might be cranky. This is a phase, right? I think this is a phase. :)

The Upside? I’m on Day Four of my Impromptu Whole 30 and I’ve hardly even realized that it started! Only 26 days to go.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :::HEADDESK::: That calculation didn’t really motivate me. Re-do!!

In reality though, it’s going surprisingly fine. The only reason I can cobble together for this is that my attitude about this is very relaxed. Maybe there’s something to that, eh? For example Monday night we had corned beef, carrots and brussels sprouts for dinner. Corned beef is not photogenic at all really, but I assure you she’s a true beauty on the inside! :) But my corned beef — as hippie as she was — did contain Sodium Lactate. I imagine that is not “approved” but I had purchased it for St. Patty’s Day before I decided on this impromptu Whole 30 and I wasn’t going to let it go to waste or deter me from getting started.

(It’s okay, you can give me partial credit in your minds if you want and count this as a Whole 29 if you want, I won’t stop you.)

While I don’t plan on eating any other questionable things in the next month, I didn’t let that tiny deviation freak myself out into postponing and hey look at that, now we are more than 10% of the way done. Cool.

So, I mentioned that I would be posting pictures on Instagram and stuff — because what the hell is Instagram even for if not to post pictures of delicious food I’m about to eat — but I think I have only maybe posted one. This one:

Because I'm a crazy person, I'm starting a #whole30 today. Heeeeeeere's brekkie!
The thing is, this is what I’ve eaten for breakfast the last 4 days, and I made the executive decision that you don’t need to see that 4 times in a row. Sure I could jazz it up a little and change my filter or something, but I’m not feeling at my most creative with respect to photo composition when at 6am, so one picture will have to do for now.

Forgive me?

*****

The other reason I think the first 4 days have flown by is that I’ve had Real Life Things going on that have made the “What’s for dinner” question feel very rudimentary and just sort of noise going on in the background, ya know? Work is taking up a lot of brain space for me right now, I’m in the middle of doing my taxes and it’s not going well (grumble), and then yesterday was what would have been my Dad’s 60th birthday.

THAT was a bit of an emotional land mine. I thought about writing a post yesterday, but for some reason I just couldn’t. (Here’s the one I wrote last year.) Part of it, is that he was so youthful when he died — in age and in spirit — and it is hard to believe he would have been 60 years old. Time is just an oddity, I tell ya. And I definitely just went ahead and had all of the feelings yesterday. Sorry I didn’t leave any leftovers for you. :(

So like I said, the upside is that in the context of everything that is going on in life, this Whole 30 is feeling pretty easy. Everything is relative, yes?

According to this though, I’m about to get to the murder/suicide/nap phase:

Whole 30 days 1-6

I may already be approaching that, frankly.

In fact, you know what, a nap sounds pretty damn good right now. See y’all when I wake up!

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3 comments to Impromptu Whole 30: Behind the Scenes During Days 1-4

  • mellissa @ ibreatheimhungry
    March 21, 2014 at 6:22 am

    I was not at all surprised to hear that you were doing an impromptu Whole 30 because I’ve been kicking the idea around myself and we seem to be on some crazy parallel with our weight fluctuations and Whole 30 schedule! I however did not have the guts to undertake it yet (sadly, my crappy looking nails are not enough of a motivator to undertake the Dante’s Inferno worthy 12th level that is Week 1 of the Whole 30.) I’m still trying to clean up my act with Keto (low carb). I’m going to Blogher Food in Miami in mid-May and want to be skinny again by the time I go. SO, I’m thinking that since I always lose weight and feel amazing on the W30 in spite of eating veggie carbs, maybe if I omit the stuff I can’t eat on the W30 (dairy, alcohol, arti sweeteners, etc.) while also doing Keto and keeping my net carbs below 20g per day that I might UNLOCK THE SECRET CODE to losing 30lbs in two months. Totally reasonable right? RIGHT??? (validate my psychotic scheme here.) Anyway, thanks for being an inspiration as always! I’ll be looking forward to your updates throughout the month! Here’s to healthy nails and banishing back fat for-evah!

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    March 21, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I like how laid back you’re being about this – No need to add any unnecessary stress to your life!!

  • Erica
    March 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I had a breakfast salad this morning! I didn’t even fill it with cheese! I did strongly consider filling it with cheese, however. I probably will next time.

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