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I’m a Whole30 Quitter

Right after Jack was born and I was able to exercise again, I began running and I changed my eating habits.  Over the course of a year, I have lost roughly 60 lbs.  Initially I would allow myself 1-2 cheat meals where I would just eat whatever I was craving for the week.  I didn’t go crazy with it, but it allowed me freedom to splurge every now and then.  Around this past June, I started allowing myself to “cheat” more than usual.  1-2 cheat meals turned into 3-4 and so on.  Now I’m back where I started as far as eating is concerned.  I have gained about 5 lbs of the 60 back.   I can definitely tell a difference in the way I feel (blaaahhh is a good way to describe my feelings right now). 

As far as the running goes, I slacked off with that as well.  I haven’t run in a month or so and I’m pretty sure I would be winded if I just took a walk.  I signed up for a 5k (which is in two weeks by the way) hoping it would give me the motivation I need to start running again.  Yeah, that hasn’t happened yet.  I truly enjoyed running while I was doing it.  It also helped that Brad and I were running together.  Due to knee/ankle problems Brad hasn’t been running either.

A couple of weeks ago I set out to start a Whole30.  I was super pumped before I started.  I went to the grocery store with a list that went right along with my detailed meal plan for the week.  I did really well (and felt REALLY good) for the 9 days I kept it up.  Then I quit.  It’s not that the program is that hard, but it requires a lot of preparation and apparently I had not planned my meals that well.  I cheated one small time and then I just felt like I had blown it, so I quit.  I’m SO aggravated with myself.  I feel like I’m doing worse than before I started the program.  I just want to eat EVERYTHING.  It’s insane.

I even feel super horrible b/c I talked someone into completing Whole30 with me.  She’s doing AWESOME by the way!  I feel like I have let her down.

I’m hoping I can go back to what I was doing before when I lost so much…just limit carbs and eat lots of protein, fruits and veggies.  Allow one cheat meal a week and exercise.  I always feel so much better after I exercise, but for some reason I can’t get my booty into gear.  Actually, I do know the reason – TIME.  It’s so hard finding the time to slip away and do something for myself.  After cooking, cleaning, bathing and getting the kids in bed, I’m exhausted and I don’t feel like running.  It would be wonderful if I could just get up earlier, but I have trouble resisting the urge to press snooze!

Sorry for the complaining and whining, but I just needed to vent 🙂 

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4 thoughts on “I’m a Whole30 Quitter

  1. Don't beat yourself up, mama! Every SINGLE day is a new opportunity to do better than you did the day before. I say take it one meal at a time and give yourself some grace.

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  2. Don't beat yourself up! We ALL struggle with this so you aren't alone. I'd just jump right back in and not think about the fact that you quit. 🙂 Stay strong you can do it.

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