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So proud of myself!!!!!!


DeannaDaniels

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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)

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Congratulations! Being surrounded by some of your favorite foods is super hard! Definitely be proud of yourself and remember that in the coming weeks! Hold on to that commitment! It's going to be hard, but I've noticed from my own experiences as I've gone through this program (I'm on Day 22), I've stopped craving the food I used to like. It's definitely going to get easier! Good luck with the program!

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Good for you!! "Only day 2" I am also "only" on day 2 and have had no challenges!!! You have taken a big step is living a healthier life and I can guarantee an all-you-can-eat buffet is probably not under the "healthier options" column. There's a good chance you will go back to,that buffet in the future and feel AWFUL after eating there! Keep up the good work!

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Yes, other than that 'challenge' it has been great. I am so proud of myself everyday, every meal, every time I chose the right thing to eat. I am truly changing my relationship with myself, my body, and food. I was going to wait until I finished to tell my friends about it, but I am already telling everyone who has an ear how amazing this is and that it is about so much more than food!

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