This morning, I woke up and did a St. Patrick’s Day themed 5k with some friends.
It was nice, relaxed and fun. At the end of the race, they passed out a bunch of snacks. I’m not really sure what I was thinking but I grabbed a Kind bar, a Think Thin bar and a Gnu bar (all mini sample sizes), along with an apple and banana. Those bars are totally NOT paleo. But I figured I’d hold on to them for after the challenge.
So I came home after the race and had the usual green smoothie and paleo pancake breakfast. That was all good and fine. It was a cloudy day and I had no plans, so I curled up in my pajamas and watched Girls.
Around 1pm, I got hungry. I looked in the fridge and there was a paleo meal waiting for me.
Left over pork chops and cauliflower and sweet potato fries.
I totally did NOT want to eat that. I also didn’t want to leave the house to get a salad. So instead, I ate the Kind bar, ThinkThin and Gnu samples. Then I had a spoonful of peanut butter with jelly.
For a while, I felt bad about it. But then I remembered. It’s just food. It’s NOT a big deal. Some sample bars aren’t going to kill me. Neither will some peanut butter and jelly.
For the sake of all female-kind, let’s remember, it’s just food. No matter what our relationship to it is, it’s just food. Eating the “wrong” thing shouldn’t make me feel bad.
So I’m over it. I messed up. Last night, I also had a few bites of Pad Thai. Then I had a massive stomach ache. Karma? No.
It’s just food.
I probably ate the Paleo-friendly coconut soup too fast. That’s it.
Now I’m going to the mall to distract myself…
Do you feel guilty after a diet mess up? Should we? Thoughts?
4 thoughts on “30 Day Paleo Challenge: Day 13. It’s Just Food.”
I know that it’s just food but it could feel a failure because you started with a plan nd you wanted to commit to that, nt the food per se, but to your plan. that’s why I don’t commit to a diet, it’s too restrictive and I’d get obsessed with it all day long.
it’s just food, Karla, realy no big deal!
Yeah, this is really the issue. It’s not the challenge itself, but I blogged about it so now I feel committed. I guess the question is: is blogging more important than my health and sanity?
Also, I totally agree. I need to learn not to commit to diets. I feel extremely restricted and obsessed. Not fun 😦
I like your attitude about all of this – because like you said, at the end of the day it is just food! Plus, KIND bars are pretty delicious so I can totally understand wanting to eat one over a salad.