BethAnne

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    BethAnne got a reaction from LJG in Official 1/1/13 Start Group   
    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.
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    BethAnne reacted to kitmao in Gluten/sugar depression?   
    I second what Fenderbender says. I know for a fact that sugar dramatically affects my mood. I think eating seed oils does too. It probably has to do with chronic inflammation.
    In fact, it wasn't until I completed the August Whole30 that I discovered that the decades of depression I had been suffering was directly caused by the food I was eating.
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    BethAnne reacted to cpb in Went off-track for Christmas - huge mistake!   
    It really is amazing that we continue to go back, knowing how much better we all feel when we are 'compliant. I found the chapter on why this is so in ISWF really interesting. Also means staying vigilant and watching the off-road days, particularly given your reaction LRM after such a long "whole" period.
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    BethAnne reacted to AmyS in Went off-track for Christmas - huge mistake!   
    I have been so surprised to discover that the foods that I used to love, I no longer love, and they certainly don't love me! It's such a great analogy to life in general. What really works is clean and simple, with lots of spice and variety. A motto for eating and for life.
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    BethAnne reacted to Zoodles in Went off-track for Christmas - huge mistake!   
    I went off plan as well for Chrissy - big time! I must have eaten a truckload of ice cream and chocolate....mmmm.... but felt just awful for the next few days, stayed in bed for about 24 hours (while my poor 8 year old was planted in front of the computer for the whole day - eep!). My hair's been falling out again, I'm sluggish and energyless.... anyway I've started another Whole30 and am hoping I get back to the way I was feeling before! So glad I did go off road though, I truly realise now that no amount of ice cream is worth it, as I'm sure you do too! I think it's nice to have that concrete knowledge that avoiding certain foods will avoid the health problems that many of us have been plagued with before starting Whole30
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    BethAnne got a reaction from LRM in Went off-track for Christmas - huge mistake!   
    I'm definately starting W30 #2 in January. I can't wait to feel better again.
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    BethAnne got a reaction from LRM in Went off-track for Christmas - huge mistake!   
    I'm definately starting W30 #2 in January. I can't wait to feel better again.
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    BethAnne got a reaction from LRM in Went off-track for Christmas - huge mistake!   
    I'm definately starting W30 #2 in January. I can't wait to feel better again.
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    BethAnne got a reaction from LRM in Went off-track for Christmas - huge mistake!   
    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.