DeannaDaniels Posted March 16, 2014 Share Posted March 16, 2014 This is only officially day 2 of my first Whole30 and I passed my ultimate test. I went out to eat with a group of friends at a most wonderful restaurant (a regular out of town stop, we do twice a year) that features a fabulous buffet. The whole way there I reasoned with myself going back and forth as to what I would do. As I walk through the door, I'm set, I'm sticking to my plan. That is until I walked by the buffet! After all it was only day two, I could restart tomorrow, right? But then I remembered all that stuff I read in those 8 steps I went through before I committed to Whole30. I need to prove to myself my commitments aren't just flimsy whims that I can or can't keep. And I knew every time I quit and restart my resolve to finish would be weaker and weaker. So I ordered the tilapia, steamed with no seasoning (who knows what was in it) but salt, pepper and a lemon wedge, steamed vegetables, and a baked sweet potato. As I sit and wait for my food the others in my party start showing up to the table with their piled high buffet plates of delisious yumminess, ok wait did I really make the right decision? I watch them scarf down my favorite dishes that I know I won't even smell for at least another 6 months. This is hard (yes I said that) I'm so torn I want to fork onto someone's plate and go to town. Finally my plate arrives looking less than stellar. Vegetables are actually ok, sweet potato, decent. But the fish, severely undercooked and horrible tasting, I send it back so disappointed I'm just ready to dive into that buffet at this point. And now the plates are filled with amazing desserts. this is impossible. No! Stop! Don't even think about it. In reality I'm getting full from the veggies and sweet potato, besides everyone else is wrapping up their binging, leaning back in their chairs looking pretty pathetic (that's me too every other time) my new tilapia comes out, yaaaah, wait its still not cooked. No thanks I don't want you to try again, everyone is ready to head to the in-restaurant bakery anyway. Check.Please! Free baked potato and vegetables, stayed strong, passed right through the bakery. FEELS SOOOO GOOD! (I just wonder how I'd feel if I gave in, probably need more food to make me feel better about it. Viscous cycle) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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