Whole30, Day 15

Half-way through! Whew! That's probably more enthusiasm to be done with this than the people at Whole30 would hope for. 

 At least I got some sweet potato in at lunch! It's not the same without cheese though...

At least I got some sweet potato in at lunch! It's not the same without cheese though...

 

Honestly - today was another day where my work simply doesn't call for a limited diet. I went to a small fundraiser this evening at a pastry shop - part of the proceeds from the evening were being donated to the earthquake victims in Italy. In order to donate, you had to purchase. And what was I doing with a pastry? I wasn't throwing it out, and it wasn't going to sit in my fridge for the next 15 days...so I ate it! With a cup of coffee. And THEN we went for pizza because there was a restaurant I had to check out for a possible feature. Normally these things are the perks of my job, but right now, they're just making me feel like a failure. I almost wanted to say "I quit!" today and just go about my regular eating schedule. I decided not to for you guys.

 Seriously, who's NOT eating that!?

Seriously, who's NOT eating that!?

 

A woman asked me today why I'm doing this, she felt I didn't need to lose any weight (bless her). It occurred to me that at this point, it was beyond that; because I have explained this plan to SO many people over the last two weeks. People who have never heard of it. That's when I realized that as a food journalist; it's part of my job to try diet trends and see how they go. Are they reasonable? When's the best time to do them? Do they do what they claim? That gave me more resolve to stick with it. To "double down" as my marketing manager says. Even on days where a meal doesn't make the cut, I learn something - and I think that is a part of plans like this. To know your food, your ingredients. To know your body. That's important. And once you have that information you can work with it to make yourself better.

 

Whole30, Day 15 1 lb lost

Breakfast: scrambled egg, 1/2 avocado, salt, red pepper, lemon

Lunch: mashed sweet potato

Dinner: pizza margherita, sfogliatella, coffee