Whole30ing – Day 16 (Tuesday) – Danger Will Robinson
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I started the day off rushed to eat breakfast as our living room rug was being replaced. After 15 years, multiple dogs and people in and out of the deck that is right off the living room, it was time for new one. The old rug was a white-ish speckled one and we replaced it with a darker tan/brown one with specks of lighter tan and blue. The guys who came to do the work were there at 7:30am so I barely had time to walk my dogs and try to grab something to eat. But I did manage to fry a couple of eggs and grab some sausage my DH had cooked over the weekend. It wasn’t enough looking back.
Things were going well until lunch and then the pasta craving hit and all I could think of was “abandon ship.” Like uh? Abandon ship? I thought how stupid to think that. I had a couple of great weeks and managed the obstacles thrown my way. Why was I so quick to jump off? I had a tough time trying to focus on Whole30 after derailing myself over the weekend. I thought I could get back right away but I was back to that blasted mentality of giving up because it was hard and I just wanted to eat. I gave myself permission to eat what I wanted to over the weekend and I didn’t want to stop that.
I did eat the pasta but I regrouped for dinner and had grilled chicken, broccoli and roasted potatoes and onions. DH made a bursted cherry tomato sauce with the cherry tomatoes I bought in Maine and we put that on the chicken. Pretty delicious.
But then once again I just HAD to have a piece of Salted Caramel ice cream pie I had bought for DH. We both had a slice and he doesn’t really like it so I threw the rest out. As I was eating my slice, a vision of the robot from the TV series “Lost in Space” popped into my head. Danger Will Robinson.
Danger….the candy and the pie and the pasta is danger to me. Danger…one bite and I will go off track. Danger….do I really need to taste it or eat it or anything? I think I will adopt this as my mantra whenever I feel the urge/craving to eat something I shouldn’t. I need to think of straying off plan as danger…not abandoning ship….just danger. This girl is not ready to jump off.
Danger Will Robinson……
What I ate on Day 16:
Pasta with red gravy DH made over the weekend
Grilled chicken with burst cherry tomatoes sautéed in olive oil and garlic
Roasted potatoes and onions
Salted Caramel ice cream pie