The End ~ And not 100.

Morning, today is Day….uh…..shit.  Lemme check. 57.  Today is Day 57 and I’m officially stepping down off my Whole100 platform.

I didn’t fail in a blaze of cookie dough and croissants, nothing so exciting or non-compliant.  I had a lovely small (around 4 oz, I think) glass of an Okanagan chardonnay on Saturday afternoon.  And then I felt exhausted and weird and stuffed up and sluggish.  I wished I would have just had my standard glass of kombucha for happy hour. It made me realize that I want to be choosing non-alcoholic beverages more often than not because I don’t like feeling like garbage.

And remember last week when I accidentally got soy’d and felt absolutely butt-awful? It made me very, VERY cognizant of my need to avoid soy like the plague going forward.

I guess what I’m getting at is that I’ve driven my Whole30 as far as I feel is beneficial for me to go at this time.  But it’s not all chocolate bars and Bailey’s starting now.  I’m sticking with three meals a day, no snacking, absolutely No Sugar and absolutely No Grains.  How is this going to be different than Whole30? To look at it, it’s probably not different at all.  But instead of making decisions based on someone else’s rules I’m going to make them based on mine.  I won’t eat sugar because I know for me that it’s an addictive drug that I can’t handle.  I won’t eat grains or soy or dairy because I know for me that it hurts my stomach and that they don’t make me healthier.

So starting today I’m on Day One of WholeMe. I have goals for myself similar to my Whole30.

  • Daily exercise of at least 30 minutes….this can be done indoors now though as the weather has turned and the time has changed so it’s both cold, dark and wet.  Not an awesome trifecta.
  • No sugar, grains, dairy, soy, very limited nuts (so hard on my stomach)
  • No snacking, three meals/day
  • Measurements once/month

That’s it.  The unceremonious end to my Whole100.


6 thoughts on “The End ~ And not 100.

  1. Congratulations my friend. You’ve done excellent. Most important is that you’ve made a decision based on your needs and your best interests and THAT is what Whole30 is really all about. It’s not about eating that way forever, it’s about finding out what does and what doesn’t work for your body and knowing what things are worth having as a treat and what things are not. So this means you have been absolutely successful and I am very proud of you. xoxo

  2. Good for you Shannon.
    This is a personal journey for sure. It sounds like you learned all you can & are making your life better with that knowledge.
    I’m happy to have been a part of that journey with you.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thanks Fran! I had no intention of “quitting”…but in listening to my body and my spirit it became clear that I had to “ride my own bike”.

      I’m still on the forum, we’ll see each other there!

  3. Fantastic! I love the idea of doing it via your rules and not Whole30 rules. I’m at Day26 and beginning to contemplate life after 30 days and how I might continue… rules or no rules? Another Whole30?!

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