I didn’t realize it but chewing gum and mints are not Whole30 compliant due to the sweetener. I’m getting used to black coffee but do miss cafe mochas. I now actually like apples & almond butter. Unfortunately, drinks with any flavor mean that they have sugar. I did go out with splash: got the green chili cheese fries at Alamo Drafthouse last night, washed down with 2 pints of Austin Amber, as well as a few chugs of the salted caramel milkshake. Dine-in Cinema with the best in movies, beer, food, and events. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! ( Log Out / This program is highly restrictive: no sugar in any form (including artificial sweeteners), no booze, no dairy, no grains, no legumes, no processed foods (which are essentially ruled out by the other exclusions anyway), and no substances on which you are psychologically or physically dependent, such as coffee if you NEED it to start the day. I can’t have just a little, just a taste—my hand keeps picking it up and putting it in my mouth as if remote controlled. Renting an Entire Alamo Drafthouse Theater Doesn’t Seem That Great for Several Reasons. Here are my observations so far: I had a headache that hit me hard mid-afternoon the first couple of days, but they went away after the 3rd day. The theater's "Your Own Private Alamo" program allows those interested to secure a reservation for $150 plus a $150 minimum food purchase. We then spent all day Sunday shopping! There are a ton of movies out there about our need to disconnect from our phones and computers. I’m a carb addict. ( Log Out / We cleared out a whole shelf and two of the door shelves. I’m struggling with some light snacking in the afternoon. So, today my husband and I are starting Whole30 (basically paleo with a few additional restrictions for 30 days with a focus on removing all sugars from your diet). I am getting used to drinking unsweetened tea and black coffee (after drinking black coffee is when I really want that mint). The restrictions are oddly freeing: they free me from my addictive behavior. We slacked on our pre-planned menu this week and only ended up making one of our pre-selected recipes. The Alamo Drafthouse has done several great no-talking and no-texting PSAs in the past, some of them featuring Patton Oswalt, Michael Madsen, R. Lee Ermey, and Jonah Hill. I also appreciate the support from my friends at work and my friends on Facebook and of course, in real life. I’ll post a wrap up Thursday morning with final Whole30 thoughts so till then…. I don’t like to cook though, nor does it come natural to me at all. Even if I get so full I feel physically ill, I can’t stop eating whatever it is till it is gone. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. That is where my husband comes in. ( Log Out / Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater Cobb Salad – replaced blue cheese dressing with lemon vinaigrette (it still unexpectedly had blue cheese chunks so we worked hard to avoid eating any – I think I still accidentally ate a couple of chunks since this was while were watching a movie and it was dark). I had a headache that hit me hard mid-afternoon the first couple of days, but they went away after the 3rd day. I think the one I really regret is the bagged potato chips. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Needless to say, safety remains a priority: the theater will be cleaned and sanitized before each showing and guests will be seated at least six feet away from each other. I’ve gradually come to a place where I can actually consider giving up all addiction-triggering foods and substances (even 5 years ago, I’d have considered such a step impossible). Which begs the question, if there is one sugar-free version, why aren’t there more? Clothes fits the same, again, maybe a tad looser. But if you look hard enough, you can find a sugar-free version. Although a return to that sort of freedom is still far away, the next best thing might actually be upon us: we can now rent out an entire Alamo Drafthouse movie theater for up to 30 people. We got lazy this last week too and just started to cook simpler meals from what we had in the freezer and fridge. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Just call me his sous chef, LOL. And even though they are not ingested, the program still wants you to break your craving for anything sweet. 2010 was a really strange year for me. Check out some of the paleo recipes I’ve been pinning. This has been hard not because I crave anything sweet but rather because I really want to freshen my breath. So, Kenny & I have survived our 1st week of Whole30 – three more weeks to go! I also do Pilates exercises twice a week. 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