The alarm went off on day one of my Whole 30 and I about jumped out of bed with excitement. Usually, I could sleep forever. I rarely wake up rested, but I could sense a change about to take place.
The breakfast potatoes were made the night before so I just heated them up, scrambled some eggs and I was on my way. NOT SO FAST. Scrambled some eggs? The woman who hasn’t eaten eggs since she was two, made eggs for breakfast and was planning on eating them? Well, I put mind over matter. I ate those eggs you guys; they weren’t bad and they weren’t good either. Knowing I would have to increase my protein and portions if I didn’t want to starve this month eggs are on the menu. I quickly weighed myself 146.4, and put the scale away for the month.
Knowing day 2-3 were supposed to be the headache days I drank as much water as I could. I decided I would only snack if I was hungry, so I waited and waited all morning and guess what. Not hungry. Who needs a morning snack? NOT this girl. Afternoon I got a little hungry so I had some cashews and raisins and was good to go.
After a DELICIOUS lunch and dinner, (see above), I had time to think about what day one was like. The food tasted good, but different, it was unusual to not snack or anticipate a snack treat, when dinner was over it was weird to think, you are done eating today!
Day One Lesson: What is a treat?
Before whole 30 I would have said, every meal is a treat, I love food! My 2:00 kids are napping and at pre-school Oreos are a treat, my post dinner ice cream is a treat, my baked goods are treats, my Wednesday Starbucks run is a treat reward for prepping my whole lesson that week. FOOD=TREAT.
Even after one day of Whole 30, the treats were not food, the treats were enough time to play with the kids because meals were prepared, time to sit on the couch and read a quick chapter while kids played happily around me, a long husband hug when he got home from work, treats were enough energy after bedtime to get some stuff done-when was the last time that happened? TREAT=SMALL DELIGHTS.
My mind had begun to shift and I couldn’t imagine day two being any better.