So wow. I couldn’t even do it for 5 days straight!!! I cheated pretty much the entire day yesterday. I had a great day however.
We had the best best BEST family day. First, we tried a new restaurant that had the most delicious sandwiches, salads and burgers. I was being a good girl and ordered a salad with no cheese. Balsamic dressing. Then my DH got the burger, no cheese either. Fruit instead of fries. Well– our food came and the salad was MASSIVE and so delicious. But guess what? I noticed right away that the balsamic dressing was the creamy variety and the best tasting balsamic I’ve had in A LONG TIME. So I scarfed that salad so fast my DH barely got any. Ha. Then his burger came with fries. NoooooOoOOoOOOooooo! Oh you know I wasn’t about to sit there and not just have… one. I had a few, for sure. But stuck to my salad. Even had an iced tea with lemon and no sugar that was super tasty and refreshing!
Next, we took an 3-4 hour hike in a beautiful regional canyon park near where we live. Wowza. It was amazing and a great workout. After that, we were craving our favorite gastropub downtown and wanted to head to the weekly street fair/farmers market thereafter. Well– guess what? I had chicken satay which has a peanut sauce. But I was good and didn’t slather in the sauce and after that, a few glasses of wine and burger sliders. No bun, no cheese however.
Once we hit the farmers market we were bombarded with vendors and samples. I had some sugar then, of course. Le Sigh! At least we walked some and hiked all day. But still, I had *many* things on the list that I shouldn’t have had. The second day in a row now… I should just quit, shouldn’t I?
Maybe not, now that I am writing this. I ate almost entirely Whole30 compliant this morning. Am having my tea with no sugar. But I have an itchy feeling I’ll be hankering for a glass of vino to compliment my herb crusted roasted chicken, no doubt. And this isn’t fair to say I’m doing a “Whole 30 Challenge” when I’m really *not* am I? I can stick to it most days of the week. But I’m feeling deprived and know my vino days are heading to an end as we will be trying to have another baby soon.
Le Sigh. I’m just not ready.