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21DSD – Notes from Day One (Monday)
First piece of advice: never start on a Monday. They’re busy enough. … It would help to follow the directions – the book suggests taking a week to get prepared. I am more of a Jump-Start person. I have a kitchen-full of “alternative” ingredients (almond butter, coconut oil, coconut amino, etc.). So I felt comfortable getting going.
On the other hand, why wait? I did not want to fall victim to “I’ll start tomorrow”. And I’ve decided I don’t need to be perfect. I’ve tried the Whole30 protocol and have FAILED repeatedly, making me think I am a FAILURE. False.
I decided instead with the 21 Day Sugar Detox that 1) I am going to do several of these; 2) I will try my best; 3) I will not be perfect; and 4) I will be gentle and persistent.
When I took the quiz, I scored as a Level 1 [since I’ve been “free range eating” lately], which did not satisfy the inner-food-Nazi. But did delight the inner milk-addict. I’m going to try the “easier way”. Easy is good. Easy gets done. Easy leads to more joyful experiences. That’s my new story.