Days 11-14 were non-existent.
I love to travel and to emerge myself in all sorts of local things. In Nashville it was the BBQ, the fried chicken and country music.
I can’t really let myself feel bad, I had the best fried chicken I’ve had in my life!
There were times I felt discouraged and guilty for going off the deep end. But I realized that I could never go to Italy and not have pasta or go to France and not have delicious bread and wine.
What I could have done however was some research on restaurants that had food I could eat for a few meals, so that I didn’t ‘cheat’ 100% of the time. At one point though, I just decided to enjoy myself, food is not my enemy. My attitude is, my own discouraging thoughts. And if this is really a life-style change then it has to work for the long term and it has to fit my life.
So, instead of starting phase two tomorrow, I am going back to phase one for one more week to re-start my system and my attitude.
I had a great trip, and I am already cooking yummy meals for the week.
Keep on trucking.