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    fluffy76 got a reaction from Raven in How do you heal the mind??   
    I need ideas and suggestions.
    I did my whole30 and felt like I was really successful.  I lost 10 pounds, bloat was down and felt pretty good.  I didn't feel that much different than pre-Whole 30 and the really only "health" related item I was hoping to see improvement in didn't happen.  But, I could see the plan was great.  I enjoyed cooking and prepping and staying away from the processed foods.  I liked that my son was seeing his mom and dad eating in a new way.
     
    And then....I started to add a little bit of this and a little bit of than back in.  Sugar, fast food, grains here and there.  I wanted some drastic awful thing to happen to my body so I would HAVE to stop cheating- but nothing.  I didn't notice anything.  Except, I've slowly put the weight back on.  And, I've slowly "poofed" back out. It's taken about 6 months but I'm pretty sure I'm right back where I started.
     
    When I eat the wrong foods, the guilt is overwhelming.  The mind games and raitonalizations and the things I say to myself are awful.  It gets really, painfully DARK for me.  And I think I do it just to try and make myself feel so badly that I don't cheat again.  I'm trying to make the pain much greater than the pleasure.  But it doesn't work.  Instead, I hate myself, hate my relationship with food, tell myself "I'll fix it tomorrow", and blah blah blah.
     
    What do you all do to keep your mind with the program?  How can I change the awful things I say to myself to things that will actually HELP me stay on track?  Beating myself up isn't working.
     
    Any ideas are greatly appreciated.  I'm wanting to start whole30 #2 but I'm afraid to start and fail (again).  Trust me, the last 6 months I've PLANNED at least 4 - and accomplished none.  I'm afraid another failure will just be too much to take.  Where can I get the guts to do it again?
     
    Thanks to you all!
     
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    fluffy76 reacted to Roz Griffiths in How do you heal the mind??   
    Same place here... Completed a Whole30 in January this year & felt great, but then chocolate returned...   I intended to do another in April, which became May, which became June - finally decided, almost on a spur of the moment, to start again on June 10th. Went well until around day 27, when i had a suspect sausage  while out for a meal. I decided to add days on & carried on to about day 44, then made some "paleo treats" & went downhill a bit. I've been climbing back on & off the wagon since.
    I'm trying to keep positive though! If i can have regular periods of Whole30-eating which last for days (instead of hours!), then that's better than eating junk everyday. If i eat junk one day, then that's better than eating junk for a week. A Whole30 may be the ideal, but a Whole12 is better than a Whole4, & a Whole4 is better than doing nothing. Don't let perfection be the enemy of good 
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    fluffy76 got a reaction from jtota in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    Thank you for your post. I'm 23 days into my first whole 30, staying away from the scale, and hoping with all hope I will lose weight. I've always been the pudgy girl. I've tried so much to change before, but for some reason, this is making sense. Please oh please let it work, because I'm not sure what I'll do if it doesn't. Thanks----for offering hope.
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    fluffy76 got a reaction from jtota in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    Thank you for your post. I'm 23 days into my first whole 30, staying away from the scale, and hoping with all hope I will lose weight. I've always been the pudgy girl. I've tried so much to change before, but for some reason, this is making sense. Please oh please let it work, because I'm not sure what I'll do if it doesn't. Thanks----for offering hope.
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    fluffy76 got a reaction from jtota in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    Thank you for your post. I'm 23 days into my first whole 30, staying away from the scale, and hoping with all hope I will lose weight. I've always been the pudgy girl. I've tried so much to change before, but for some reason, this is making sense. Please oh please let it work, because I'm not sure what I'll do if it doesn't. Thanks----for offering hope.
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    fluffy76 got a reaction from jtota in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    Thank you for your post. I'm 23 days into my first whole 30, staying away from the scale, and hoping with all hope I will lose weight. I've always been the pudgy girl. I've tried so much to change before, but for some reason, this is making sense. Please oh please let it work, because I'm not sure what I'll do if it doesn't. Thanks----for offering hope.