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The Not-so-Whole 30

Thursday, January 09, 2014

A couple of my coworkers are doing the "Whole 30" challenge (http://whole9life.com/2013/08
/the-whole30-program/) and invited me to join in. It's pretty flattering that they think I'm enough of a "fitness" person to even be interested. I checked out the rules and just started laughing.

No alcohol? Ok, fine, for 30 days it's do-able. No dairy? No grains? No legumes, including beans? No......

I'm not even remotely interested. I think these kind of challenges can be fun, inspiring, and if it makes people feel better, awesome. But I have absolutely no interest in this kind of thing, even if I did have the time and ability to actually go through with it.

So I'm doing my own version. Jessica's Whole 30 means 30 days of actual food. No take-out, no frozen meals, nothing processed, nothing pre-made. No soda (even diet). No chips, no crackers, no candy. Of course, being me, there are some rules about the rules:

Canned and frozen veggies and meat are ok, as long as they're not processed.
Anything that is perishable and currently in my fridge is ok (I hate wasting food).
Salad dressings and condiments are ok.
The 80/20 rule is in effect (make the right choices at least 80% of the time to be considered successful).

Went grocery shopping today and hope to do a bunch of cooking tomorrow and this weekend to help prep for this. Wish me luck! My personal challenge ends Feb 9!
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POSITIVEHOPE 1/9/2014 6:40PM

    I love the fact that you looked at their challenge and then created a personal challenge for yourself!
Somehow I expect that you will feel better and be more successful on your challenge than they will! Awesome.

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