Maryann's Whole ?? #5


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As long as I eat on schedule and in sufficient quantities, I am never hungry and I never have cravings.  I can go weeks without any desire to stray.  But today was a perfect example of what happens when I don't stick to my schedule.

 

I was insanely busy all day.  It was already a couple of hours past lunchtime before I could even think about reheating some curry.  I managed to heat it up, and even eat a few bites, but that's as far as it went.

 

I own a store and work alone.  I will not eat in front of customers.  It has been done to me in some small stores and it makes me feel like I am interrupting something, and that I should leave. I will never make my customers feel like they are intruding.  So I only got a few bites of my lunch, and it was almost closing time before the rush was over.  By then I was truly hungry, lunch was a lost cause, and it was almost dinner time.

 

All I wanted was anything fast and easy I could shove in my mouth.  I knew I wouldn't last as long as it would take to cut up that whole pork loin in the fridge and either cook a roast from it or make pork chops from the center.  I stopped at the grocery on the way home and wanted to just grab something, anything--potato chips, microwavable food, whatever.  Here I am on Day 28, after 5 previous W??s, and I felt like a newbie on my first week in.  I did manage to just grab a small pack of hamburger patties (had to be pre-formed and ready to dump in the pan).  On the way in the door I turned on a burner, dropped 2 patties in a fry pan, pulled my containers of brussels sprouts and cumin-roasted carrots out of the fridge, threw a bunch of each on a plate, zapped them, and had dinner in minutes.  Crisis avoided!  But if I hadn't had compliant options ready, I don't know what I might have ended up eating.  Knowing there was compliant food at home is the only reason I didn't cave. 

 

Note to self:  There must always be good options available.

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That note to self is the crucial point. That is what has led so many Americans to just stay in that car and roll through the drive-thru. It is awesome you stayed level headed to look at your options.

I'm also frugal, and at some point I would wind up tossing those pre-cooked veggies if I didn't get around to eating them in time.  THAT would make me mad!

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Day 30.  I actually only made it to Day 29 1/2.  That's okay.  I was meeting a friend and her sister from Oregon for sushi, etc at a pacific rim place.  I skipped the tempura, but did have sushi rice.  Brought my coconut aminos.  I'm trying to change my mindset from "What the heck, I'm cheating with one thing, I may as well have every other off-plan food in the vicinity" to something a bit more controlled.

 

Am I the only crazy person who throws a roast in the oven at 10 pm? 

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I haven't decided yet whether to keep this log going or move to the Post-W30 page.  I intend to stay on this road indefinitely, except for intentional, planned, and well-thought-out sidesteps.  I am thinking I might move to the other thread so as not to be a temptation to those who are struggling here.  (Although it seems very few really 'struggle' once they get their groove on)  I do remember resenting people who were sharing their off-road experiences when I was trying to make huge lifestyle changes.  It felt like they were bragging about things I couldn't have.  So I guess that's my answer.  I will strat a log on the other page and come back to activate this one when I do another all-out W30.

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