I couldn't believe it when Chris and I agreed to move to Columbus. He found a great house for us with lots of trees and lots of space. The kids and I went down to check it out and loved it. We sat around the kitchen and I grabbed some butter cream frosting and ate a spoonful while we all talked and laughed. Oh no. I stopped in my tracks, replaced the lid on the frosting, and hung my head in shame.
"I'm on the Whole30!" I exclaimed. "Why did I do that?!"
I had completely forgotten. It slipped my mind. I screwed it up.
When I woke up from that dream, I was so relieved. I had NOT screwed it up!
I told Chris and we laughed. I haven't been craving sugar during the day, at all. When I had that dream I'd been sugar free for over a week....but my mind had not forgotten.
The next night, I had a similar dream but it was slightly more screwy.
I was going to town on some more butter cream frosting and throwing sugar covered starburst in mouth like a crazy kid on Halloween. Yes, sugar covered starburst. I don't think they exist, but I must say, they were DELICIOUS!
So, in this dream I, once again, suddenly realized what I was doing and shamefully put the sweets away. I was so bummed out as I tried to decide if I should just give up on the Whole30 or pick up where I had left off, then I woke up. Oh boy was I relieved....again. Then, I woke up....again!
What was that!? A dream about a dream about a major sugar screw up? My dreams are crazy!!
Of course, I felt the need to analyze my dreams. I explained to Chris that the pastor in Mexico knew I was a "dreamer" when he laid his hands on my head in worship. I like to connect that experience to a lot of my dreams. It's one of my special powers! ;-)
So, I decided that I doubt my own self-control and that I fear being unsuccessful. (& moving is connected to that, I'm sure.)
Here's the good news....I have NOT screwed up. Sugar is not tempting me and I am in control of myself and I am going to be successful in the completion of the Whole30. If I can do it, ANYONE can. Seriously.
In closing, on this day 15, I leave you with these words from Bon Jovi......
"Oh, we're halfway there!! OhhhOH living on a prayer!! Take my hand, we'll make it I swear...Oooh - living on a prayer!" Oh, I love that song.
Energized Lively Healthy Spirited
These words describe how I feel this morning, on day 13 of the Whole30 thirty day food plan. I expected to feel better, but I didn't know I would feel this much better. It's like a breath of fresh air for my whole body.
As planned, Chris and I read It Starts With Food while we were on vacation. The more I read, the more I wanted and craved whole foods. I also started looking at my favorite junk in a new way. I still ate what I wanted, tho, until day one, 2 Mondays ago.
The food plan hasn't been difficult for dinners because we just had to change a few things. We look forward to dinner because it's so delicious. Our favorite right now is baked chicken and vegetables. It is really good and the kids love it. It's actually a lot like the veggie bakes I used to do when I was a vegetarian. Now, we just throw some chicken on top!
The most challenging part of this process is learning to plan ahead for meals and taking the time to prepare them. Like I said, the food is amazing, so no complaints there, at all!
My worst moment was day 2 when my body was adjusting to the lack of sugar/grain/dairy. I learned that I probably also did not have enough fat in my foods that day. I had a horrible headache starting in the early afternoon and thought I was going to barf. When I got home, I had a banana with almond butter, 2 Tylenol, and a 30 minute nap. I felt fine when I woke up. The lesson: make sure you have enough healthy fat in your meals. That should help.
I'll be back with more updates and to tell you about my crazy dreams I'm having! Lololol!!