Whole 30, Day Nine

tortillas-520808_1280Today started with an early morning trip to the Emergency Department. My love was in so much pain that we needed to get him evaluated. After today, I am not sure how much longer I will be able to juggle both a husband in pain and Whole 30.

Our Meals For the Day:

Breakfast: Fruit cup – went to the Hospital coffee shop, walked past all the pastries and grabbed a fruit cup. Oddly enough, most of the pastries didn’t even look appetizing. Of course, I’m sick to my stomach already worrying about my husband, so that probably helped too.

Lunch: 2 eggs and apple sausage

Snack: Apple with Sunbutter

Dinner: Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant – I had chicken and steak fajitas. No cheese, no sour cream, but lots of veggies, pico de gallo, lettuce, and salsa.

Water: 90 oz in water

Exercise: Rest

Supplements:

Breakfast: GX assist – GI Cleansing Blend

Lunch: 1/2 dose of Lifelong Vitality Supplements (LLV), plus DDR Prime (Essential Oil Cellular Complex Blend)

Dinner: GX Assist 1/2 dose of Lifelong Vitality Supplements, plus DDR Prime.

How am I feeling?

The morning was so busy trying to help Todd, that around mid-afternoon I remembered I had a dinner to go to that night. At first, I found myself a little overwhelmed going out to eat (because remember, my stress level is already really high). And then I thought about fajitas and how it would be fairly easy to keep that Whole 30.

As we sat at dinner, I watched my daughter start stressing over the menu. Monkey see, monkey do.

She was asking me all kinds of questions about what’s in the food, what she can and cannot have, and I watched her begin to stress out. This is not at all what I envisioned for this program. This was a program my husband and I were doing for ourselves, not necessarily for the whole family. As I watched her stress level increase, I grabbed a tortilla chip, dipped it in the salsa and ate it. Her eyes got wide, as she said, “MOM, you are not allowed to have that!”

I looked at her and said, “Baby, I never want us to get to a point where food controls us. Food can’t think. We can. And, while we need to make wise choices of what we put into our body, we cannot become paralyzed by the decision.”

You see friends, we learn over time. We try to make one good decision, and then another and slowly change habits. Eliminating a whole bunch of food groups all at once, may not be what’s best for your family. Sometimes you need to learn what your personal or family limitations are, and maybe bump that edge occasionally, but not totally jump off the ledge.

For our family, I see this Whole 30 journey coming to an end before the full 30 days. We will take it one day at a time and still work towards clean eating, but we cannot live consumed by this program. For my family, that is not what is best. Stay tuned to see how it all works out with us…