February 15 – Eve of My 30 Day Challenge

You would think since I had decided to embark on this Paleo journey that I would realize the importance of eliminating grains from my daily diet but at this point I didn’t. I was thinking of this as more of a phase, challenge, opportunity to purify my body for a time period. Over the course of the 30 days and beyond you will find how drastically my mentality changed. Follow me along my journey.

February 15 – I am sitting here running through all of the things I will miss so dearly: bread, cheese, coffee creamer, splenda, did I mention cheese. Was I making a good decision? Once I start and everyone knows I am doing the challenge there is no way I can give up. All I know is that if I am going to deprive myself of these precious foods for the next 30 days I need to eat a delicious dinner!!! A big bowl of spaghetti, meatballs and cheesy bread seemed like a good choice.

Time got away from me and I didn’t have enough time to go home and make a huge pot of spaghetti and a loaf of cheesy french baguette. So, I decided on Subway. SUBWAY as my Last Supper. What was I thinking?? All I was thinking was that I needed to eat bread and cheese.

Dinner:

6″ Subway Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast on Honey Oat toasted with pepperjack cheese and the works with Southwest Chipotle Sauce.

Jalapeno Chips

Sprite

Milk Duds for dessert

Seriously! I mean I haven’t had Milk Duds in YEARS. But I thought it was essential to eat them on the eve of my challenge. YIKES, I went all out on the grains, dairy and sugar, that is. The crazy thing is that I don’t normally order chips with my sandwich. But that night, I needed them. This was a mental/emotional “Last Supper” and I am totally okay with that reality.

The first reality I had on this journey came on the EVE of my challenge. About 30 minutes after stuffing myself with my Last Supper, I was hungry. How after eating ALL of that was I hungry? It just didn’t make sense.

February 15th I went to bed full of dairy, grains, and sugar. Acne on my face and back and ready for my journey to begin. My goal is not to lose weight, it is to feel better about my body internally and externally.

Here goes nothing………

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