Aberrantatavia Posted September 9, 2012 Share Posted September 9, 2012 For any of you who know who Elizabeth Elliott is, you will understand this title. For those of you who don't, google her, you will not be sorry. Her story is nothing short of amazing. If she can do the next thing with the challenges she's faced, I can certainly do it in my life. This is also one of the mantras I used when the (almost entire) male faction of my family was deployed to Afghanistan at the same time. So here I go, at the end of my whole 30, doing the next thing. Today is day 30 and I don't foresee tomorrow being too different. As I posted in success, I am just walking the path to wellness, and if there are pretty flowers along the way, I can decide when I reach them if they are worth touching or just pretty to look at. I haven't drank coffee or had much caffiene (except kombucha) in 30 days. I don't think I want to add it back in but I do love coffee. I might try decaf and see. It always seemed like a silly idea before, but I'm seeing the wisdom now. Of course, I'm sitting here drinking caffeinated coffee right now, but maybe as a treat and not every day. I do want to make a creamer of half coconut milk and half raw cream. Just coconut milk isn't working for me forever. Hopefully raw cream and I will get along. I would like an alcoholic beverage of some sort. I'll probably try a wine or drink that isn't my favorite one n case it doesn't agree with me. I think I might try this at home first, rather than waiting for a special occasion. Then if I do run across a time when it sounds good, I know what I'm I'm for. I probably will not go back to drinking wine on a regular basis, although I don't want to cut alcohol out of my life, it's something that I enjoy. Other than an occasional ice cream, there isn't much food I would bother with that isn't compliant. And I'm really not anxious to run out and get ice cream. Although after the hike yesterday, Richard really wanted a milkshake. Then he realized I couldn't eat it and went without, even though I told him it wouldn't bother me. I probably would have gotten ice cream to celebrate our accomplishment if I wasn't on day 31 or beyond. Things I'm unsure of. Do you slack off when it comes to "minor" things after your whole 30? For instance, bacon with sugar, a little honey in a dressing, soy sauce instead of coconut aminos? How do you gauge how that's effecting you? Im more inclined to stick with what I'm doing, except it can be a little labor intensive and expensive. If I can do fresh local raw butter in place of ghee, I might consider that. I'm just not sure that the lack of violently ill should be my measuring stick. Weighing myself tomorrow morning. I don't want to. Lol I'm so happy with my results that I don't want to mar it with the facts, if that makes sense. I don't really care if I lost 1 pound or 10. So what's the benefit of the scales at this point? If I go to crossfit in October, I will probably weigh myself before and after the month and see how doing the whole 30 with crossfit training works. But I would also doing an accurate body fat measure a well. I have a handheld machine but I have no idea if it's accurate. I did do it before starting my whole 30 so that would be the only benefit to weighing myself at this point. I also told a couple of my very fit and healthy friends about this ( they are both interested in exploring it and one of them is borrowing my book right now) and when I mentioned that I didn't want to do the weighing they both said they never weigh themselves, it's not a marker that they choose to use for health. And they are both realistic about their diets even though they are very clean eaters. Any thoughts from the audience? Lol what's been your experience with weighing yourselves after the fact? Worth it or not? Goal setting. By the end of the day, I want realistic goals for the remainder of the month of September. But I am also trying to be more present and I don't want those goals to get complicated or derail me by being more of a focus than just my overall health. So I'm thinking I need to work on goals that I'd like to become habits. Like moving my body at least 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week, or something like that. Or maybe I make it 15 minutes a day knowing I can do more. But as the title says, mostly I just want to do the next thing without getting bogged down or going off track. And this sounds easy enough, in theory. But in practice, I don't seem to be able to accomplish it for long. So I'm interested in how your "do the next thing" paths have looked or look right now. Any thoughts, advice, or general comments welcome! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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