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  1. #SeptemberWhole30

    Hey everyone! (and Happy Birthday, Alison! - Thanks for starting this thread!) I started on September 1st with my very first Whole 30. I have been aware of the program forever, but I've been struggling with weight loss and have "tried everything" but eventually got embarrassed after calorie counting, weight watchers, etc etc didn't last. I just wasn't super committed and came up with excuses to stop restricting myself (since I thought "no one cares but me anyway and I want this _____ (cookie, alcohol, pizza roll, whatever)"). I didn't want to tell anyone that I was doing this (at this point only 4 people in my life know) because I didn't want to fail publicly again to regain control of my health. But, here I am on day 5 and haven't murdered anyone ;). JK, it hasn't been as bad as I thought, but I am kinda short tempered today. I'm proud of all of us for working hard to change our relationships with food and have a healthy lifestyle. I always hated the phrase "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels", but seriously, 5 days in and not being constantly bloated, I haven't had knee pain a single day yet, and my pants feel so much looser that I have to agree, with modification, that "nothing tastes as good as healthy feels". I would love to lose weight, but truly, I don't want to be a slave to food. I don't want to feel controlled by food, use it as my comfort, or feel embarrassed about what/how much I'm eating, or eat in secret. I want more out of life than that and I am hoping that Whole 30 will be healthy path in that direction. The biggest thing I want to work on in the next week is incorporating more veggies (that has been lacking in these first 5 days). I hope that everyone is having an excellent day and if not, I hope that tomorrow is better. I'm here rooting for you!! Ps. feel free to point me in the direction of any websites for recipes or on the go snacks that you love or tips you didn't know when you started that you came to love. Thanks so much!!