In the interest of full disclosure: I consumed alcoholic beverages on Friday night. Three vodka seltzers, to be exact.
It wasn’t a sudden decision. I thought it out earlier in the day and decided I was going to do it. The last few days of my Whole30 fall on a weekend and I didn’t want to go another weekend without alcohol.
I could try to rationalize my decision further (It’s already been four weeks since my last drink! I only have three days left to go anyway!), but the simple fact is, I was invited to a social event at a bar and I wanted to attend. I didn’t want to sit home while my boyfriend went without me, and alternatively, I didn’t want to attend but not drink.
This does not mean I’m going off my diet in any other way. I have not consumed grains, legumes, dairy, or anything else on the “Do Not Eat” list since July 1. I’m close enough to the end of the Whole30 that I’m satisfied I can review my experience (and discuss my plans for the future) without continuing to abstain from alcohol.
I’m absolutely comfortable with this choice. But tell me: do you disagree with my decision?
Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, 1 sweet potato
Lunch: Cafe salad bar: grilled chicken, salmon, arugula, black olives, beets
Snacks: 1 apple, 1 nectarine
Dinner: CrockPot Chuck Roast with braised kale