travelingidahogirl Posted November 10, 2012 Share Posted November 10, 2012 I already signed up to start--day 1 is today--but I just read the "Thinking About a Holiday Whole30?" article, and it has hit home for me. For the past couple of days, since I decided to try this, I have been so stressed, knowing that I will fail. I hate to admit that--I know I am setting myself up to fail, but how do I unbelieve something? The article makes sense. The biggest reason for NOT starting now is the stress it will add. I actually think I will have less holiday temptation than many people. I live in Italy and won't be attending big family dinners (of course, I live in the land of pasta...but that won't change after the holidays, so I will have to figure out how to deal with that, one way or another). I really decided to try Whole 30 with minimal information as to how much planning this will take. Now that I've done my shopping and trying to meal plan for the next week-ish, I am super stressed. I work full time, and I know I have many weak moments ahead related too tired to figure this out at the end of the day and lunch-packing mornings. Maybe if I spent November and December dabbling in Whole30 recipes, shopping, arming myself with quick and easy meals--AND (critically important) making conscious decisions to avoid the sweets and breads that I mindlessly and uncontrollably eat ALL THE FREAKING TIME--maybe that is a better idea then starting now, and restarting Monday and restarting 25 more times in the next two months? I know this is long (I'm a rambler). If you're still reading, please tell me what you think. Am I just fooling myself, making excuses? Can I send a request to change my start date to December 26? I am racked with guilt and the haven't even started trying yet. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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