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Another Whole30 Timeline


Day 0  You are full of energy and hope. You have read the rules online and printed your shopping list, you can do this challenge. You decide that you dont need to buy It Starts With Food to do this challenge.


Day 1 OMG your food budget has just doubled. You can't believe anyone can eat healthy on a budget. But you can do this, it's only 30 days.


Day 2 You have banana and egg pancakes for breakfast and you reach for some tuna for lunch. You glance at the ingredients and see soy. THERE IS SOY IN CANNED TUNA?! You search for can I have tuna with soy on the website and find The Official Can I Have guide to the Whole30 that explains all of this. http://whole30.com/?s=Can+I+have. Not only can you not have soy, you can't have banana and egg pancakes because they are considered - sex with your pants on - foods. You immediately buy the ebook It Starts With Food and read it. After reading the book you realize that you are supposed to eat 2 to 3 cups of vegetables and good fats at every meal. You head back to the store for more food.


Days 3 to 7 You feel like a slave to the kitchen because you are constantly chopping, cooking or cleaning. How can anyone live this way? There has to be an easier way. You search online and find The Clothes Make The Girl, Nom Nom Paleo and Stupid Easy Paleo. You see some great recipes and ebooks and you immediately buy them all.


Days 8 - 9 You decide you are going to organize your cooking this week. You have your shopping list and you are ready to get all those exotic compliant ingredients. You go to 4 different stores but you still can't find Red Boat Fish Sauce. You do a big cook up for the week and you are ready!


Day 10 Your friends invite you out for pizza and beer. You are considering it. After all you made it 10 days, you deserve it. You are feeling really cranky and pizza and beer just might make you feel better. You wonder How bad can a little pizza and beer be? Then you find the post "So . . . you're saying you want to quit?" http://whole30.com/?s=I+want+to+quit. And you decline the invitation and stick to the challenge.


Days 11- 14  If you see another egg you are going to scream! You are bored with meat and vegetables and just want some chocolate and alcohol. You are starting to notice all of the food ads on TV and in magazines. How are you going to make it for another three weeks? You are having strange dreams about non compliant food. You actually wake up in a cold sweat thinking that you cheated.


Days 15 to 21 You search the website for some recipes and stumble on the forum "THERE IS A FORUM?!". You find all kinds of interesting tips and support. You read The Crazy Things People Say forum and have a great laugh because you have heard most of these during your challenge.


Days 22 to 30 - You don't really feel any different. You look the same as the day you started. You are tempted to step on the scale to see if you lost any weight. You notice small changes like your acid reflux is gone but your fat jeans are still tight. You wonder if you are going to have to extend this to a Whole60.


Day 30. You made it! You didn't cheat. You feel good and decide to celebrate. You go out for pizza, beer and ice cream. You deserve it.


Day 31 You feel miserable and bloated. You have a massive headache and can barely get out of bed. You decide to do another Whole30.

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Great post!


as an aside - I just saw the tag above your picture - Frequently Grumpy Whole9 Moderator - I just about spit out my coffee!  Classic!  And please don't change - I kind of like your grumpiness - actually I like how straight forward your responses are.

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Number 3 for your day will probably include grimacing because the latte is WAY TOO SWEET. :)

That's why I'm getting a TALL and not my usual Venti...LOL  Just in case I can't handle it- won't be that much of a waste.  AND, if I've lost my taste for Starbucks, think of how much money I will save!  :)

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Day 38 - You are making lunch and you don't have any home made mayo. Then you realize - you can eat normal mayo because you are not on the whole30 anymore.


... but why would you, since the homemade mayo tastes SO MUCH BETTER!!!  ;)

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