So it has been over a week since the big reveal! And you have put yourself out there for everyone in the world to see:) You can imagine there is a little intimidation in figuring out how you are going to eat for the “next 300+ days” to keep progressing with your journey to better health! Well…I have to admit I am not sure yet 🙂 It is such a journey to figure out what is a good balance, but that you can still see good results!
The first week, we were still pretty strict except that I added a little honey or stevia and coconut french vanilla creamer to my coffee and a couple of other things through out the week. I didn’t stress so much about the less than 2% sugar in the all natural bacon, lunch meat and hot dogs. Other than that, we kept pretty close to the plan.
After about a week, we went on our very first date night…and we “splurged” a little! Hubby had ribs that were marinated in Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce with veggies and slaw…he said that they were AMAZING! I got a wood fire grilled steak (I love red meat) with mashed potatoes (I thought I took a picture…but I guess it didn’t come through) We even had a small appetizer of bacon wrapped jalapenos! We splurged…but didn’t go crazy…and it was worth it!
Then we stopped by Central Market to see what kind of “gluten / dairy free” treats they had available. We found some cookies, but then we found….wait for it…coconut milk ICE CREAM!! It was a great brand called Coconut Bliss and it only had coconut milk and agave as the ingredients. It seems like forever since we have had a treat like that…and IT WAS SUPER TASTY! Even better we got to eat it out on the patio of Central Market and enjoy live music…and it was super cool because of the random cold front we had in Texas…such a crazy weather year!
Other than our date, I have had some peanut butter (because I have yet to find almond butter that I like), organic fruit rope, a little regular ketchup and we tried two different kinds of gluten free pancakes. I have to admit that they weren’t my favorite, but it was nice to have a change in pace:)
So…to answer the question that I have heard the most…what are you doing now…or are you still sticking to the plan? The answer is YES…most of the time! I have to admit that I have had harder days SINCE our Whole 30 ended. I am trying to figure out if it is because we have added the sugar back in or if my will power is decreasing? Either way, I feel myself “letting” myself “get away” with too many things that I wouldn’t have a few weeks ago.
Now…we have a decision to make…will we start another Whole 30? We ARE going to start our cleanse (I talked about this a little while back here). And we are going to add in a few SPECIAL extras to prep for the fall season to boost our immune systems 🙂