Caryl Posted August 27, 2012 Share Posted August 27, 2012 I am on Day 12 - have been doing really great, feeling great....but today..... all day, I felt like I was on the verge of just giving up and landing face first into junk food. But I didn't... and I am now writing about it to mentally get myself through this. Today, we were at the mall doing some shoe shopping (NEW Crossfit Shoes YEAH!) and the smell of the pretzel store was almost more than I could bear. But I made it past, and came home and ate right. Glad I did. I just came across a blog post, Day By Day Whole 30, and it did make me feel a lot better. Especially this part: Days 8-15: Boundless energy! Now give me a damn Twinkie. Hurray! The slump is over! Your energy levels are better than normal â€“ you're downright Tigger the bouncing tiger! But something weird is happening. You're dreaming. Not crazy nightmare or strange surrealist dreams, either. Incredibly normal and realistic dreams â€“ about donuts. Or Twinkies. Or Snickers.* In your mind, sometimes you get caught and feel guilty. Sometimes you just brazenly eat the contraband. But then, the feelings start following you into the waking hours. Suddenly, you're craving things you don't even like. (For me, it's Diet Coke and Twinkies, for Melissa Hartwig, it was fast-food cheeseburgers!) Your co-workers; heads transform into giant Girl Scout Cookies as you gaze on in disbelief. Seriously, you've almost hit the halfway mark, and now this?! All joking aside, though, this phase gets really intense and for some people. This is the part of the program where our minds try to drive us back to the comfort of the foods we used to know. Our food relationships are deeply rooted and strongly reinforced throughout the course of our lives and breaking through them is really big deal. Journaling can be especially enlightening and helpful during this phase, and helpful for reflection later. Take some time to jot down what you're craving, how you're feeling and what tools you're using to work through the cravings. It's crazy - I HAVE been having those dreams. Today, I dreamed that I ate Nutter Butter Cookies and Ice Cream. It was SO real! I guess I'm doing something right, since I seem to be right on track with the Day by Day stuff. I just needed a little encouragement! I want to do this. I can do this. Please tell me this. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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