Well, I only made it 19.5 days on Whole30, which I am PROUD of. I did not fail, I simply made the decision to quit early. I am 100% content with my decision.
Tommy recently surprised me with a weekend getaway to a resort close to home which is why I decided to quit Whole30 early. We got there early Friday and I was successful with my eating the entire day. Saturday after lunch is what got me. We were going to be out at the pool all day long and the resort had strawberry daiquiri’s, pina colada’s, and mojito’s which are a few of the only drinks I actually like. I’m a big believer in enjoying experiences so I chose to order drinks with my man and enjoy our time together. Dinner for me consisted of a cheeseburger, fries, and caesar salad and we ended the night with pizza. Needless to say it was all worth it, but I definitely felt very ‘heavy’ and icky from everything I had consumed that my body hadn’t had in awhile now.
Obviously I now don’t get to reintroduce foods one by one to learn more about any intolerances that I have. I am looking into at-home tests or going in to get my blood work done instead.
While I didn’t complete the full 30 days, I did experience a couple of benefits that I still want to share. First and foremost, my energy was up. I know this because I stopped napping after the first half of week 1. My schedule also has slightly changed a bit, but overall I felt better and didn’t get sleepy in the afternoon like I usually do.
The other benefit was weight loss. I lost 7 pounds in 19 days (which I feel should have been more), but I’m still proud of that because I was at such a standstill with my weight. Eating the crap that I did the few days after stopping Whole30 obviously has lead to a gain of a couple of those pounds, but I am ready to get back on track with eating healthier, just not so strictly.