End of week 1: begin cravings

I’ve been having a hard time the past few days. My cravings are crazy and I feel like I was actually doing better when I was able to eat a little sugar, dairy and grains. I honestly have begun to question whether this is worth it! Maybe it’s because we had a hard weekend with a sick baby or my sleep hasn’t quite been adequate. I feel like my moods are all over the map (almost like they would be with sugar). What gives? I think the first week was easier because I was needing that cleanse, but now… How have I been coping? Quite honestly, not very well. I’ve eaten more nut butter than I care to disclose – my crutch that I need to go without. Dried fruits, too. I need to eat fewer of them. I find myself really wanting that bite of chocolate after my toddler gets out of bed for the 3rd time in a row and I’m getting annoyed with having to traipse up and down the stairs to tuck him in. I am going to try to re-wire these cravings into something positive: do dishes or clean up rather than head for the cupboard. I have been jumping in the shower after tucking Liam in to try to get out of the grazing before bedtime habit.

One of the biggest temptations of this Whole32 has been to not get on the scale. I’m going to admit that I didn’t win this one. It was kind of accidental, but I had to get Ansel’s weight for Tylenol dosing purposes, so I had to step on the scale with him and then without him to get his measurement. I found that I have dropped a few pounds from when I started this Whole32…but not as much as I’d like. I need to not be discouraged because I know the scale can lie. But still. No more scale and no more cravings!

But one thing to help with the craving if you’ve got it bad for chocolate like me: warm up quarter cup coconut milk and add 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa. Mix and drink…yum!

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