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    Day 16 - Cannot. Stop. Crying.

    I am definitely focused on quality sleep and exercise, because I do in fact go insane without both! My job is stressful by nature, but a little more so at the moment, so that could be coming into play a little. But I am typically pretty high-strung regardless of my environment (type a!) so I don’t know how much it’s coming into play.
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    Day 16 - Cannot. Stop. Crying.

    All of this is so helpful, thank you! I definitely don’t track my cycle closely enough, so I bet that would help me choose my meals more wisely in the days leading up to my period. I will do some research and check out the magnesium.
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    Day 16 - Cannot. Stop. Crying.

    Most days I have 1-2 servings of potatoes (white, sweet, or red). But I will try to make sure I am working that in more thoughtfully.
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    Day 16 - Cannot. Stop. Crying.

    I am on Day 16 of my first Whole30. I had several motivations for taking on this challenge, but one of the biggest was hormonal balance. I have suspected (without support from my doctors or testing, because #healthcareinamerica) that I am suffering from a hormonal imbalance. This presents itself in many ways, but the most noticeable is intense emotional sensitivity and depression around / during my period. I am trying so hard to stay committed to the program, but I feel like my hormonal symptoms have gotten significantly worse. I literally cry at the drop of a hat, my hormonal acne has flared, and I am exhausted. I keep checking the timeline, reading my “Day-by-Day”, and pushing through but it isn’t getting better. I am holding out for the promise of tiger blood, but I don’t know how much longer I can put up with this. My poor husband is a trooper, but I’m pretty sure I am making him miserable. Has anyone experienced this?