Thursday, October 23, 2014

Post-Whole30 and Where I've Been

This is the story of a girl who... said one thing and did another. Who finished a Whole30 triumphant, and then went back to making bad decisions. Mistakes don't just happen, they're a result of choices.

Oh, Whole30. I loved you and left you, and I miss you desperately.

I figured that when I was done with Whole30, I would just take a little clean eating break. You know, to have a taste of chips and queso, drink the occasional Coke,

Yeah, instead I Ross-Gellar-ed this whole thing. I ended up face-down in a bowl of goat cheese, empty Sonic cups and red straws strewn around me like flower petals.

Okay, not really, but very, very close.

You can come off of a Whole30 and end up making choices that lead you back to your old ways. And as long as you can look at your choices objectively, see how they were decisions and not "just what happens when  you come off a diet," as long as you can understand how you got from point A to point B, all hope is not lost.

Mostly because what they don't tell you is that if you do the Whole30 right, it leaves you with what I am going to call a Clean Eating Conscience. Picture the cricket from Pinocchio, or some other well-intentioned motivator, but picture it floating around with you everywhere, giving you the stink-eye as you slurp down Caramel Macchiatos, Cokes, burgers with their buns still attached...

Not that I'm speaking from experience, or anything.

So, how do you get back to being the best you? I think it starts with It Starts With Food. At least, that's where I'm starting.

I finished a Whole30, and although I've been hiding out away from this blog lately because I didn't want to admit how far from the Whole30 path I'd wandered, now you know what I've been up to all this time.

Here's to fewer Cokes and real food. Here's to all the good stuff.

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