Friday, November 01, 2013
I'm thinking about getting back on Whole30.
Technically it would be a Whole25 so that I could quit in time for Thanksgiving. I'm in a candy coma today. I could have slept all day if I didn't have to come to work. I feel like crapola from all the junk I've been eating.
Yesterday my StitchFix came. It's a company that picks out 5 pieces of clothing/accessories, you try it on at home, and send back what you don't like. It was really cool and fun. When I'm out shopping, there's been so many times where I'm like "this shirt would look amazing with these pants I have at home" only to buy it and find out it looks awful. It's also cool because I would have never picked these items out at the mall, but they looked really good. I ended up keeping 2 of the 5 pieces. One pair of pants had an elastic waistband, and I swear, flubber was poking out of the top. The pants were so cute, but they went back in the box to be returned. So yep, it's time to clean up the diet.
Bf has been following "Paleo for Lifters" diet since he's hitting the gym more seriously as of late. Basically you add in rice and potatoes while still following regular Paleo. So of course I've been eating rice and potatoes too.. and I don't think I need that. My energy levels are just fine without that. I'm not squatting 325# every day, so I think the extra starches can go. The day that I ate a lunch of mashed potatoes and chicken leg, I went home and immediately stuffed my face with lunchmeat because I was so hungry. The insulin response to the carbs is not pleasant!
Plus... we've got a Showcase at the studio on Nov 23rd. If I ever get around to choreographing my song, I'll have a solo performance. I really want to be in great shape for this performance, so all the more reason to get back on plan!
I'm re-reading my Whole30 blogs from July, and remembering how at first it kind of ruined my life. All the headaches, mood swings, fights with Bf over what we're eating. Sigh.. I guess I'll have to go through that all over again. I do think I'll break one rule and eat regular bacon rather than buying sugar free bacon online. That stuff was expensive!
I will really have to take a block of time on the weekends and dedicate it to meal plan & prep. I've been getting lazy with that lately and I think it's what's driving me to eat poorly. I may even have to start packing lunch and dinner to eat at work, since sometimes I want to go to the gym after work. It's a hefty undertaking, but I've got to make it work!
Well I'm off to eat my last non-compliant meal in the cafeteria. I'll do some planning tonight, and see if I can get this thing into full swing by tomorrow.