Today went well. So well in fact, I totally forgot what day I was on when someone asked me! I think that’s a really great sign that I’m IN IT, if ya know what I mean. I’m not counting down the days, wishing it were over. I’m living it. I’m sitting here writing this post as I eat a very delicious meal of grilled chicken, roasted asparagus, and this seriously good peach salsa. For lunch I had rotisserie chicken, roasted sweet potato brussel sprouts. Breakfast was boiled eggs and avocado.
I feel like I’m losing weight. I’m starting to feel like my old, healthy, stronger self. It feels good. My clothes are looser and fit better and the weight I lift at the gym is slowly increasing. And I came to a realization the other day. I did this all without counting a single calorie, Weight Watcher point, or portion size. Yes, it’s been stressful trying to figure out what a meal should look like. But I feel like I’m getting the hang of it, and it’s slowly getting easier. While I’m cooking dinner, I’m also thinking about breakfast and cooking, roasting, grilling, it all at once. But how nice is it, to be able to eat what you cook until you’re full??? And not have to worry about how much? And still lose weight (hopefully!!! Since I haven’t technically weighed myself yet). I think I really like this way of eating and am starting to embrace it. I know I won’t be 100% Whole 30/paleo everyday, but certainly would like to aim for 80/20. I am starting to get a little nervous about what I’ll do on day 31 and beyond, but if I get too out of control, I can always do another 30 days.
I did discover one AWFUL thing today at the grocery store. I sometimes eat a handful of almonds or cashews when I get home if I’m starving before dinner. I ran out, so I was going to buy some more and happened to look at the ingredients just to be sure. Guess what is in those mother freaking nuts?? SUGAR!!!! Really???!!!! Is nothing sacred??? I don’t consider that cheating since I had no freaking clue, but I do take responsibility for not looking at the label. Luckily I found another brand that just had almonds and salt. Imagine that?? So, use this as a lesson to read your labels. If you’re about to give in to a craving, maybe reading all those nasty extra ingredients will change your mind.