Whole30 Countdown: T-Minus 2 days
I had a very busy weekend; I had to finish all the beer in my house, and eat strawberry rhubarb pie with ice cream for breakfast.
Because I could that’s why.
I chose my start date deliberately; one of my friends threw a party saturday, and since she’s known for her delicious food and providing an abundance of booze, I had to go and say a fond farewell to well-mannered debauchery.
I mean, I had to. I go to maybe three parties a year, I was not going to spend one of them being THAT person.
I did constructive, pre-whole30 positive things too.
I went shopping for snacks.
Yes, you read that right, I went shopping just for snacks.
Gone are the days when I can run in to any old restaurant and order whatever I want without a second thought. Now I have to read labels. I can’t just throw whatever the hell I want into my body, I have to parse out food jargon and figure out the answer to that age old question: are those three grams of sugar in canned tomatoes naturally occurring, or has sugar been added to cut down the acidity?
I spent hours prowling the aisles of the grocery store looking for stuff I can keep in my oversized purse and pull out in an emergency. I figure this will prevent any tantrums.
That’s right, I’m acting like the mom of a three year old.
I actually found some really good stuff; did you know that there is whole30 approved beef jerky? It’s really delicious.
I should know; in a fit of I don’t know what, I ate the entire bag of special emergency tantrum-preventing jerky on Saturday.
Yep, that’s right two days before my whole30 program even started, I ate all the snacks that are supposed to keep me from becoming an evil monster.
Since whole30 is about curbing bad eating habits… yeah I should probably stay away from the jerky. For now, anyway. Until I get a handle on my binge-eating, I’ll stick with nuts and carrots.
Piles and piles of carrots.