ginger917 Posted November 1, 2017 Share Posted November 1, 2017 Hi Whole30 staff, I've signed up for the Whole30 email series, which I enjoy. However, at the bottom where you click based on how your day went the choices are: "I made it! I ate clean all day." and "I made some bad choices today." I've had to click that button twice, and it's quite disheartening--specifically, because I didn't go down a cupcake or eat my way through a party size bag of chips. In the first case I added a handful of dried cranberries to a 1/4 cup of nuts, ate it, and then discovered that the "just cranberries" were actually sweetened. A mistake versus a "bad choice." Today I had to eat out because of work. The menu was full of everything not Whole30 compatible, so I chose "steak tips" and an undressed salad -- and made sure the steak wasn't grilled with butter. I thought it was a safe bet, but it tasted a bit sweet, so I asked the waiter about it. He told me there was a marinade (not cited on the menu) that contains brown sugar. Again, I didn't intentionally make a poor choice, I made a mistake because simply didn't think to ask about a marinade because it wasn't listed on the menu. Coincidentally, today's email was about not "cheating yourself" by making tiny exceptions to the program. Once I learned about the steak, I had no hesitation about starting over, until I realized I had to click that link again. Because of that wording being so negative to me (since I didn't actively make a poor choice) I actually considered just moving ahead. But, I'm not going to use it as an excuse, so it's back to day one tomorrow. I don't mind starting from day one again; I'm enjoying the program. But, frankly, I hate clicking that "bad choices" button. Perhaps you can reword it so it applies more broadly. For example, "Today didn't work out as planned." Thanks for considering this. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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