This last week I’ve been struggling in a weirdly depressive sort of way. I’ve just been feeling frustrated I think. As usual, I feel better eating this way and the food I can eat is still tasty. I think it’s just some sort of angry withdrawal sort of thing. I don’t feel annoyed in general, just annoyed that I can’t eat or drink what I want to, hence the lack of pictures.
[took a moment to search Whole30 withdrawal and depression]
Okay, I should have done that sooner. One of the hits was The Whole30 Timeline, and guess where I am? Smack on track for days 21-28. Dammit Melissa and Dallas! So yea, there’s that. The only thing that kept me on track this last weekend was a sort of frustrated apathy and not letting my support group down. Amusingly, after I wrote this my mother posted to our support group wondering if the last two days make any difference. Those Whole30 people know their stuff.
So those homemade buffalo wings pictured OH-MY-GOD! I put a counter top fryer on our wedding registry for Geoff, so it meant we could fry up the wings in coconut oil and use ghee instead of butter and they were AMAZING (although now I have ZERO coconut oil in the house because it took three jars to fill the fryer). I’ve never been a go-out-to-wings sort of person so maybe commercial wings are that good, but those things were SO crispy and tasty. I could eat them by the bucket.
I’m super nervous to see what the scale says this go round. I gained back the weight I’d lost last Whole30 so I’m crossing my fingers it’s gone again. If it gets me back to where I was after the last one it gets me with in arms reach of my long standing goal. I just have to survive the holidays and then jump back in and I could easily be at goal in about two months. I’ll be knee deep in full time school still so really it’s good timing. When all my energy is going towards work and school I don’t have a lot of time left over to go out to eat so meal prep and go to recipes can get me through. Things I don’t need to think extra about.
One of the benefits at my work is the option for a gym membership or a yearly budget to spend on fitness related expenses. This past year I chose to take the budget and I just went on a shopping binge to close it out for the year. I was able to buy every piece of home gym equipment that I was using with my trainer. Pieces have been slowly arriving and going in to the studio. Once I get the art corner sorted and bins out of the middle of the floor I’ll have my own technicolor work out area (because be honest, you’d buy a hot pink BOSU ball too if you had the option). I also picked up a groupon for a new fitness studio to try after the beginning of the year. So that’s the plan.
TWO MORE DAYS!