Whole30 Day 6

It’s the beginning of day 6.  I’m sipping black coffee after eating 2 eggs and half a grapefruit for breakfast.  I could have eaten more.  I probably should have eaten some vegetables, but I will eat them with lunch and dinner today instead.  I wasn’t that hungry.  I’d rather have some almond milk caramel flavored creamer, of course, but sweeteners of all kinds are banned, and I’ve realized it is indeed the sweetness I crave.

Last night I dreamt that I accidentally took a bite of a sugar cookie, then remembered my whole30 status and spit it out without swallowing any.  My dream self was concerned this would require a reset all the way back to day one.  It had red sprinkles, by the way, a basic grocery store bakery sort of thing.  It wasn’t that great.  The Whole30 Calendar predicts dreams of junk food on days 13 and 14.  I can only hope that means the ‘Tiger Blood’ phase will kick in early as well.

The book puts a lot of emphasis on planning, but I started without much of a plan.  I had a physical last Wednesday, and let’s just say that the health consequences of a couple of crazy high stress years combined with waning estrogen, an active social life, and a genetic predisposition for high blood pressure are real.  Also, maybe I shouldn’t have let myself get hooked on energy drinks.

I didn’t plan because a friend called to invite me to a group Costco run right after I had decided ‘yes’ to Whole30, but hadn’t decided when to start.  Since vegetable supply seemed to be the biggest hurdle, I decided to start Thursday.  I already cook quite a bit, avoid most dairy thanks to lactose intolerance, and don’t need to rely on prepared foods.

Prepared foods had gained a foothold, nonetheless.  Campbell’s soup and Fritos for lunch.  Breakfast cereal with almond milk.  Pasta sauce from a jar as a base.  Ketchup!  It creeps in, and it’s all not on the Whole30 approved list.

Progress?  Well, mostly I miss ketchup, realize I was drinking a lot of orange juice, and had a tendency to absent-mindedly eat random candy/cookie/cake/snack things for reasons other than hunger.


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