BethAnne

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  1. Hi morningmoon, I also started my Whole 30 on August 22. I did my first whole 30 last September and have eaten Paleo since. I took the kids to my in-laws for 2 months this summer though and ate a little cheese, lots of dark chocolate and drank wine. So I really needed a whole 30. I have never felt so great in my life as when I completed it the first time. I can't wait to feel good again. Right now I feel so tired and unmotivated. I hope I get some energy back soon. How is it going so far?
  2. Hi gang! Started my second W30 yesterday. Thought I'd check-in to see how other January W30ers are doing. I went off-track over Christmas and got super depressed, cranky, and had hair falling out but after three days of mostly compliant and now 2 days on the W30, I am already feeling better. Thank goodness!!!! I tried to get my mom to do it with me and she read ISWF but I guess she wasn't convinced. I am a little dissappointed because she is pre-diabetic and I know she would feel better. Plus I know she saw how much better I felt. She told me "I don't think you should lose any more weight". I told her I'm not doing it to lose weight, I'm doing it for my sanity! She said she won't go on any diet where she can't have chocolate everyday if she wants (even for 30 days!) I know where I get my sugar addiction.
  3. I'm definately starting W30 #2 in January. I can't wait to feel better again.
  4. Thanks Johnny M and LRM. It's nice to know I am not alone. I just can't wait to feel better again. You're right that this was a good lesson although it's too bad Christmas waskinda ruined. Now I know it is definately not worth it!!!! I feel grateful to have discovered the Whole9 and Whole30 and wish I would have known about it a long time ago. I had no idea that gluten sensitivity could cause depression. It seems so stupid to have struggled for so long when the answer was so simple.
  5. I decided I would eat whatever I wanted for Christmas. I didn't go crazy but it started when I went to a french restaurant with my husband and had wine, bread, cheese and whatever creamy sauce was on my salmon. Then I had to go out of town and wasn't super careful and had a drink with my boss. Then decided to have wine and pizza in case it really was the end of the world on 12/21. Silly, I know. Had a couple christmas cookies, had wine, cheese, and gluten on Christmas eve. Then had the most spectacularly crappy fight with hubby Christmas Eve and then again on Christmas day and have been horribly depressed ever since. I was struggling with depression before my whole 30 in September/October but then I felt so great and after a week of eating sugar and gluten and drinking booze I am practically suicidal. I don't want to ever eat or drink like that again. Has anyone had such a severe reaction like this before?