Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I know some of you will make an effort to give something up for Lent. Usually I do too but this year I am trying something a little different. When I follow a strict Paleo diet I really do feel better, especially if I make sure I get 4 full servings of vegetables daily, so this year rather than "giving up". I am "giving in"to do something beneficial for me.
Beginning this morning I started Whole30, again and look forward to the first 3 days being over. It takes me about 3 days to adjust to eating clean and getting rid of the sugars from carbs.
What I hate most about it is the insane amount of time it will take me this first week to prepare everything I will need for the course of Lent. I don't mind making my meals from scratch, and have learned how to navigate restaurants ( not giving up our weekly night out) but I hate making all the condiments that make life fun. Tomorrow afternoon I will begin the process of making ketchup, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, bbq sauce, buffalo sauce, and the non dairy version of paleo sour cream.
Fortunately I love my coffee black, I'm not a soda lover, and tea sweetened with stevia is fine with me. Unfortunately my nightly glass of Pinot Noir is not Whole30 compliant so I guess my indulgence will be a small glass of kombucha for the probiotic benefits and the fizz.
If I don't post for the next 3 days it is because I am in a foul mood, have a headache, am peeing my brains out, (tmi, yes i know but it is one of the side effects of this diet change) and am cussing at all the bloomin food prep. My kitchen will look like a war zone for a couple of days, sigh.
After 3 days life will be better, I will be sugar and grain detoxed and all those "almost"condiments will be living in neat little jars in the fridge. I will not be as grumpy and will be adjusted to the new order.
All will be fine until Valentine's Day and them I am apt to be a little pissy because it will be a no chocolate day for me, and what good is Valentine's day with no chocolate? Maybe I will get TheHub some just so I can smell the box.
p.s. Forgot another "giving in" I am doing for Lent. I will be in the bed by midnight every weekday night. This is going to be hard since I never go to bed before 2 and most nights 3. Yikes it' a quarter till. Need to start the bedtime routine right now!