AbiGoLucky Posted October 3, 2014 Share Posted October 3, 2014 I'm now on Day 3 of my Whole30. I'm feeling alright, although I'm anticipating the dreaded "hangover" and "Kill ALL the things" stages I keep hearing about. It's been difficult to stay on track at work, but I've managed. Day 1 was horrible. In my readiness to start and some unexpected issues on my morning commute, I was not prepared. But Day 2 was a completely different story, and I'm feeling very ready and proud of myself as I move forward! This morning, though, a colleague offered me a breakfast taco. Now, I live in San Antonio, and it's a well-known and absolutely true stereotype that in SA, 'Every Time is Taco Time.' Beyond that, Tex-Mex is was my lifeblood. (UGH ). I politely declined, gesturing to my (delish!) breakfast of 2 hardboiled eggs, some cooked greens, and a few raw almonds/pecans. He then began attempting to persuade me, congratulating me on my efforts and telling me I'd been so good all week (I resisted 2 fundraising bake sales and one of our employee's famous banana breads--in only 2 days!). He said, "You deserve a treat! One tortilla won't kill you!" ... I began cracking my egg shells. A few moments later, I opened my Day 3 Whole30 email. There was a link to a post [ http://whole30.com/2012/01/the-five-stages-of-food-grief/ ] about the very real stages of grief that many experience during this radical change in lifestyle and diet, giving up foods we've eaten regularly and sometimes our entire lives. One part really resonated with me, as the author spoke about the stages of anger and bargaining--you're angry that you're the odd one out; you're trying to convince yourself that you * deserve a treat*. This part hit me right in the feels. I'm so glad I read that post today, because it really got me thinking: You know what I deserve? I deserve to be healthy. I deserve an opportunity to change and grow. I absolutely deserve to invest in myself, to follow through with a commitment I've made to my person. I deserve my own positive energy. I. Am. Worth. It. I'm sure there will be many days to come when I forget this, and I'm so thankful for a virtual community such as this where I can seek support and find resources that will help me discover and remind me of these truths...and help me combat my near-constant, internal chocolate chip cookie debate. Peace, Abi Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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