The "Whole 30" I did was a lot of work in some ways, and I was relieved to be done with it. I think in some ways I felt like being health obsessed was a little self-indulgent, like I should be spending more time playing with Rory instead of cooking. I also felt kind of bad for Raybon that we had to go to the same restaurants over and over again because I couldn't eat much. I need to forget about that way of thinking, because if I eat well, I feel better and have more energy (and time) for everything. I've fallen into some bad habits already. I heard somewhere from some motivational speaker on PBS that we need to put a little catalyst into an effort, the payoff in terms of what you get back is life changing. I think for me that catalyst needs to be time set aside for meal planning.
The truth is, it is partially laziness and lack of focus on my part. I don't feel like cooking all the time. On Raybon's and my birthday last month, it was too hard to stay away from sweets. I made myself a bunch of gluten free treats for my birthday, and they didn't all get eaten at my party, so I would eat them daily. So I've fallen off the wagon, and need to get back on.
At the very least, I am giving up sweets. No more cookies. No more homemade coconut milk ice cream. No more gluten free toaster waffles. Hopefully blogging about this will strengthen my commitment. Maybe I need a paleo support group or something.