Tomorrow is the day. We are starting Whole30 tomorrow morning.
After church, we are heading to Costco to pick up a few last minute items - eggs, pork tenderloins, a few more veggies.
Mentally, I'm ready. I'm bracing myself for the detox this week. I plan to write down my thoughts as the weeks go on and will post them here as a check in. Tomorrow I will be taking measurements and pictures, weighing myself for the last time (my husband said he is throwing away my scale! Yikes!) and generally mourning what I used to be.
And having a big ole celebration for what we will become!
While I am excited to try recipes from Well Fed and Well Fed 2, I think this first week, we'll be doing a lot of the "hot plates" instead of full blown meals. Cooking up a lot of ground beef and chicken breasts, "steam sautéing" veggies then mixing and matching for the week.
So while the list of things that I will miss is long --
- half and half
- baked potatoes
-- the list of benefits (health and beyond!!!) FAR outweighs all of those things combined.
I absolutely am excited for this. I can't believe we're doing it - all of us, even my kids! Although I know my daughter has a birthday party next weekend. How do I control what she eats at a sleepover? I mean, I can't. Part of the reason I want to do this is to see if getting her away from dairy to see if it helps her allergies - but going to a sleepover where I am about 90% certain they will serve pizza for dinner and cereal for breakfast? How do I even influence this?
This month will be a lot of navigation for us. Leading my son away from his breakfast cereals, my daughter away from cheese & crackers in her school lunch.... I just don't know how it's all going to go!! Daily navigation. DAILY.
For now, I will be having the rest of my wine tonight and starting fresh tomorrow.
Whole30 here we come.