Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In the clear light of day...

So last night I posted about how this eating plan has become a way of life for me and how it's been much easier than quitting smoking or drinking was.  And in the bright light of a beautiful morning - it's all still true!  It's just that I've been feeling like I could do MORE and really amp this thing up.  I'm a little behind in my Whole30 Daily emails so I began to catch up on them this morning.  And low and behold, I found some answers.

I've been wondering why I'm not as fruit crazy as I was in the beginning of this thing.  In my first go round, I craved fruit like it was my only form of sustanance.  I swear I lived off watermelon the last two weeks of my first go round.  Now?  Not so much.  I still have fruit every day but it's a small amount and not nearly as bad as before.  Turns out this is a GOOD thing.  Here are the five common errors from Whole30 Daily Day 7.  (If you haven't signed up for this newsletter you should.  Each day is chock full of great information no matter what day you are on.  Just go to and click on Whole30 Daily.)

I've been guilty of all of these (yes...even getting on the scale) except the Paleo food thing (mainly because I've been too busy to look for recipes).  So I'm going to be extra careful while I'm in it this time to watch the fruit, nuts, and scale thing.

My Day 8 Newsletter is full of inspirational stories from people who have found the miracle.  Some brought me to tears.  Some made me cheer.  All made me recommit.  Go onto the website and check out success stories.  Like my "drunk books", these stories are like a booster shot for me.

Hope your plan is going well!  Feel free to share.  I love it when I know what's going on (yes...because I'm a little nosey) in your lives.  Good or bad - we're all in this together.



  1. I wrote a comment yesterday but it disappeared. So now I have to write it again.

    I am not doing so swell sticking to the Whole30. I had nachos for dinner last night. (fried chicken liver ones!) Not swimming in cheese, but there were black beans involved.

    I'm changing my Whole30 to a custom whole 30 days of this: not eating after dinner. Not eating dessert every day. Not eating to stuff down anxious, or bored, or tired. I'm a quitter. I blame the danish! :)

    I applaud you for your success! And I want to stay part of the party if that's OK?

    1. I think we going to call your plan the Whole Amy! You do whatever you need to do to feel good about yourself. It's your life and your body and you've made such great progress on your journey to a better life, there's no point is fixing what isn't broken.

      Do what you know in your heart you must and don't be surprised if that changes on a weekly, daily or even hourly basis. It's normal. Early sobriety is a fickle thing. You're not really sure who you are anymore so you're not really sure what you want. Or your POSITIVE you know what you want only to be shocked when that changes the next day.

      Relax, breathe and keep following, commenting and participating. You know you'll always get support from me.


  2. It's tough at times, methinks...eating well and proper and healthy takes a lot of preparation. A good friend of mine lost at least 70 lbs by doing a points thing and he continues to maintain a well portioned diet (sweets are allowed). I was talking to him the other day about it all, and asked him what it was like on his plan, and he said "I think about food *all* the time". That is, he just has to make sure that he is well stocked and think about what he is going to eat / prepare. And I find that it's true - the most convenient foods are often the worst for us (outside of fruit, let's say!) So I think it takes a certain commitment to do this, and a good sense of planning. And it sounds like you're doing that, Sherry. While not on the official Whole 30, I am attending to my nutritional side of things and it's not always easy. Like Amy said, I have to watch for the dinner after dinner (my Achilles heel!) and the boredom eating...or worse, skipping meals. No one said it was easy, and cutting the booze wasn't easy we can do it :)


    1. I know that plan...and I've done it many, many times. The thing is...I don't WANT to think about food all the time anymore. I'm tired of it being the center of my life. I just want to know what to eat, eat it, and be healthy. That's the main reason I started down this path and, since the results have been so dramatic, the same reason I stay on it. It's EASY and now that I know how to do it, I seldom thing about food except when I'm hungry. That, in and of itself, is a freaking miracle.

      Everyone finds their own path through this silly and complicated life. This one just happens to be mine.

      Thanks Paul,

  3. I have to admit to being so anal about the Whoel30 that I am not even licking my fingers if they have something sugary or dairy on them. I have not cheated once! I can do anything for 30 days! And I agree the newsletters are fabulous... soooo informative ... I'm totally digging this thing and am forever grateful to you for introducing me to it. Love clicking on the I Did It! Links at the end of each day. xxx


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