Today finds me unexpectedly at Day 5 of my second (and a half) Whole 30 of the year.
I’ve been thinking I needed to do another Whole 30 before the year was out. (My thoughts about it are complicated, but objectively it’s really good for me.) I feel better when I’m on it, but afterwards I’ve always let my sugar (including wine) consumption creep back up after the 30 days are over.
It’s time to hit the reset button again.
So when Will came home this week and said, “If you wanted to do another Whole 30, I’d do it with you,” I said yes and we started two days later.
(This is Will’s first attempt at a for-real, no cheats Whole 30, as opposed to his prior halfhearted efforts.)
We had a crazy September, and October got off to a hectic start. My brain and body are tired. The timing’s right. We’ll be on the Whole 30 over Halloween, which I consider a good thing because I’m a much better abstainer than moderator. But we’ll be finished before the holidays, which is a relief because my family is already difficult enough when it comes to eating in community.
A few details: This time I am NOT giving up coffee. That’s not part of the official program (thankfully!); it’s something I tried back in January because I was trying to discover what was triggering headaches I’d been having.
We’ve stocked up on chicken and canned tuna and frozen vegetables. I’ll eat eggs pretty much every day for breakfast; I have a short list of go-to lunches; dinner will look pretty normal (for us). I ordered a new cookbook just for fun.
So, wish me luck. Let me know if you have any questions. And if you’ve been thinking about doing any kind of short-term health experiment–whatever that may look like for you–can I encourage you to do it now, while you can still wrap it up before the holidays?