maggiemay

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  1. maggiemay

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    hi guys, nice to see everyone is doing so well! I am on day 6 and the carb flu has left me, I feel a lot better! I cant believe how much I struggled going sugar free for the first 4 days because I don't usually eat much sugar so was not expecting to be hit so hard but there you go! there must be a lot of sugar in bread as this was the only major change to my diet since starting whole30. Anyway despite all this I am going to stop my whole30 for now. My hair shedding has been quite bad for the last few weeks. it's been an issue for 18 months now and despite multiple blood tests and visits to rheumatologists and a dermatologist everything is coming back normal. My rheum thought I had lupus but no everything has come back negative. So my plan is now to go see a new Dr and specifically look for all thyroid issues, not just lupus. Did my rheumatologist look for anything besides lupus? I don't know but I'm going back to the drawing board....again. So between now and my Dr's appt in 10 days I am going to eat how I normally do and stop taking all my supplements so any blood work done will be a true reflection of my natural state. If this whole30 does indeed balance hormones I don't actually want that right now! This is my last shot at trying to get to the bottom of my fatigue, hair loss, constipation etc. with the help of "mainstream" methods. I will be back on whole30 one way or another hopefully after easter. I really think the plan has something to offer and I want it but not right now. Best of luck to you all, I'm still going to check in to see how you all go! and yes I have weighed myself and am shocked at what I have lost since Monday, I have struggled so hard over the last 3 years to lose weight that I just thought I had to give up and accept I was never going to get back into my fav clothes again but the whole 30 seems to have kicked ass in that respect, but as I said before I was not doing this to lose weight, I just want to feel normal (and not lost any more hair) Bye for now Maggie xxx
  2. maggiemay

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    I'm in Australia hence why I just woke up lol.
  3. maggiemay

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    Day 4 and I feel awful. I slept well but woke up with sinus headache (which is normal for me) and from there it's just gotten worse. I feel so sick. I have stomach ache (again Normal for me!), feel lightheaded and foggy. My eyes are sunken into my head. This isn't like getting a cold or something, it's a weird feeling. I have a practical assessment in 2 hours which I couldn't care less about, usually im very anxious before hand. I've had fried egg, mushrooms and spinach in ghee plus some blueberries. Hopefully this helps? I feel like I need to eat something but I don't know what! Im craving a coffee though, I might have one after assessment to celebrate (assuming I pass). I drink my coffee black no sugar and have done for a few years now but gave up a month ago and my sleep improved dramatically. Maybe 1 a day wouldn't affect my sleep? ughh this sucks today.
  4. maggiemay

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    oh yeah I'm also not really hungry! Usually I get hangry several times throughout the day but the last 3 days I have felt satisfied between meals. That's been great because my ravenous appetite is hard to control and makes me grumpy and reach for my beloved bread. But not so far!
  5. maggiemay

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    Hi all, I'm Maggie and I started on Monday the 27th. So far I'm feeling tired, headachy and foggy but these are not new symptoms to me but they are not as bad as they usually are, so that's good! I was not expecting to have to deal with the sugar dragon so quickly as I don't eat much in the way of sugar but today I really craved fruit and ate a whole punnet of blueberries! I don't eat much fruit as I am not a fan of it so this was unusual for me. I had to make sweet potato for dinner as I really need that sweet hit, again unusual for me. My sleep has been good but I actually gave up coffee 4 weeks ago and this has improved my sleep no end. I still miss it though. I also miss bread very badly. This was probably not the best time for me to start whole 30 as I am a nursing student and have exams/prac assessments every week this month but I was desperate to start feeling better so just bit the bullet and started Monday. The only weird symptom I am having is breaking out in a sweat on and off today. Anyone else having a hard time not weighing and watching portion sizes? I ate a whole sweet potato! Is that allowed? I am having a hard time preparing food and not thinking about how much or how fatty it is...... Anyway here's hoping we all stick to this, I will literally do anything to feel better! xxx Maggie