"The second week was bad. Day 10 was the worst for me." *Gulp*
This is a direct quote from a friend who has previous done Whole30. Welp, today marks the start of Week 2 of our Whole30 experiment, and I think I've only had one moment (so far) where I've gotten upset and annoyed with the restrictiveness of the plan. Let the sharing commence.
You see, Chipotle serves as a beacon of warm, burrito goodness that safely ushers consumers to the shores of tastiness. So when the Whole30 plan said that we could have a cheat day at Chipotle, my heart skipped a beat. But when I also found out that I could "cheat" by only eating their carnitas, salsa and lettuce, I died a little inside. I was at least hoping for the steak - I knew the rice and cheese wasn't a possibility. *Sigh*
Another challenge has actually just arrived today at work. As I previously mentioned, the office I work in offers free, all-you-can-eat chips, soda and other snacks in the closet next to the kitchen. Until today, its rations had been dwindling to the point where I had no issue walking past it - even if I took a glance inside. But when I saw the Peapod delivery guy mosey into our kitchen this morning with a full load of inventory, a single tear came down my cheek. Here's what is looming on the other side of the office...
|I'm sure the barrage of chips will be coming tomorrow...|
Karin even found a way to get me to eat mushrooms - finely dice them up and put them in a burger! She also put in apples, bacon and onions as well. They were delicious! She also whipped up some homemade sweet potato fries and mayo dipping sauce!
We also ordered our groceries from Peapod for the first time this past weekend! (Whoa, two mentions of Peapod in one post? I must want some free stuff or something...) For those who don't know, Peapod is a service that will let you order your groceries online and then deliver them to your house. No joke. They have tons of food, AND decent prices!
Sure, we don't mind a family trip to the grocery store here and there on a Saturday afternoon, but if we don't have to battle the crowds, why bother? The WalMart here in Crestwood is kind of a joke at times anyway... #RealTalk.
So with Week 1 in the rear-view mirror, we're feeling confident moving forward, despite the grim warning from my friend. However, I still have to battle the temptation of stepping on the scale in the morning. Sometimes I really just want to know the scale's opinion on how well it's been going...