hmb13 Posted January 4, 2014 Share Posted January 4, 2014 Hi all, I'm a 32-year-old embarking on my second Whole30. I did the first in October 2012. I did it alone. I did it without the help of the daily newsletters. But I made it, and made a complete lifestyle change in the process. I switched to Primal post-W30 (I'm on the thin side and lost too much weight during my 1st W30, so the pastured dairy and white rice & potatoes help to keep some meat on my bones), and have been sticking to it about 95% of the time ever since. But then there are the holidays, and one Christmas cookie turns into 5, and there's cocktails and wine almost every night, and who can refuse Mom's Christmas Kringler or special cranberry bread that she only makes once a year? After several weeks of eating Primal only about 70% of the time, I decided the new year would be a good opportunity to clean things up, get back on track, and start the new year out right. I need to take a time out here to mention I live in Minnesota, and the forecast for Sunday is -14 F. Yes -- you read that right: -14 F for the HIGH. This is whiskey-drinking weather, people. This is curl-up-under-a-pile-of-blankets and stuff your face with pastries and pancakes (albeit Primal ones), and all manner of things with melted cheese. Anything that will stick to the ribs. This is NOT a good "convert my body to a fat-burning machine" season. I need all the fat I can get to stick to my bones so I don't freeze to death! Aside from January in Minnesota being THE WORST time to try a 2nd W30, I thought it would be easier this time around, since eating Primal is not a far cry from W30. Just need to knock out my grass-fed full-fat yogurt, avoid the almost-daily bits (more often, half-bars) of dark chocolate, and skip the occasional glass or 2 of red wine. Oh, the red wineâ€¦ my favorite way to unwind on a Friday. Today is Day 2. It's Friday. And I just found out my ex-husband is getting married this weekend. The battle is on between me and that bottle of cabernet in my cabinetâ€¦ Dear God, help me to hold on. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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