30 Day Paleo Challenge: Day 13. It’s Just Food.


This morning, I woke up and did a St. Patrick’s Day themed 5k with some friends.

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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.

Paleo Fail.

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.

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Now I’m going to the mall to distract myself…

Do you feel guilty after a diet mess up?  Should we?  Thoughts?

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4 thoughts on “30 Day Paleo Challenge: Day 13. It’s Just Food.

  1. balancejoyanddelicias says:

    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!

    • Karla says:

      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 😦

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