Welcome backstage friends, and to the world of what goes on behind Whole30. If you recall, yesterday I posted that I had lost inches and weight. If you’re wondering if I leapt out of bed and ran for the measuring tape, I can put your mind at ease.
After weeks of struggling with not picking up the measuring tape, to the point I had to stick it in the bottom of a drawer, I suddenly had a bad case of cold feet. It started the night before and all I could think about that morning was what if I hadn’t lost any inches? I would be crushed. How could I tell you how devastating it was to me after I had assured you I had this?
Now that the time was finally here, in the words of the great literary character, Garfield, it was a big fat hairy deal. I hadn’t realized until then how much I wanted this. I had to measure three times to get an accurate measurement. It was only a couple of inches but they were definitely gone.
I did some math and figured out, if I maintain losing at this rate, how long it will take me to hit ‘normal.’ At first it was depressing. It will take months – with an s – to get there. I know that the longer it takes, the harder it’s going to get.
But then I realized something.
I’m imagining the journey from where I am now. When I get to the point I seem to be standing still and have to work harder, I won’t be the me I am now. I will be stronger. And I will be able to face the challenge because of where I came from and where I’m headed for.
And that is praiseworthy.
If you’ve been reading the blog for long you know that I’ve had a time adjusting to flavored waters. It is an acquired taste and I wasn’t acquiring it. I sort of made peace with drinking it but didn’t enjoy it. Not so anymore.
La Croix coconut is a favorite. Bubly lemon and orange are also top priorities. In the beginning, they all tasted pretty much alike to me. Bad. But not only do I detect the different flavors, I find that there is almost a sweetness to them.
The La Croix peach-pear still tastes like fizzy pear juice to me. Try as I may, I just don’t find any peach in them. And, to me, the strawberry in the Bubly brand is hard to find. It’s sister’s favorite of all.
What about you? Are you a fan of the flavored waters? Did you like them immediately or have to work on it?
And if you’re facing something in the future, far or near, I pray that you find the strength to face it.