Who am I?
I'm 56, I'm really very (morbidly) obese, newly diabetic, with HBP and acid reflux. I've spent a lifetime getting here. I have a son who's made me insane though I love him dearly, now living two states away. I have an amazing wonderful husband of almost 20 years who has always loved food as much as I do and we are NOT good for each other in that respect. We're wonderfully happy together and I can't imagine life without him. We virtually never fight and well...we have one of those marriages that everyone else wants to have whether they know it or not - we're that good together.
My mother died when she was 60 - because she was fat and unhealthy. I only had her 23 years. I miss her dearly and recently have realized I'm going to see her again much sooner than I want to unless I do something drastic. So while Whole30 isn't a diet, it hopefully will do exactly what we need, break our habits of just grabbing a burger and fries or ordering pizza whenever we're in a hurry, buying junk food snacks when we're taking a car trip, ice cream every little bit, etc. My husband is worse than me with the sugar - much worse. Thankfully when I suggested this, he agreed. That I was crying and telling him I truly believe I might die if we don't do something may have helped. Whatever it takes.
So...today is not day 1. Today is day 11. I'm doing pretty good. WAY better than I expected, actually. I've had no cravings to speak of, no desire to get a drink or eat chocolate., no nausea, no exhaustion, no "kill all the things" moments. Some minor headaches which may be more related to a lack of caffeine than anything else...maybe blood sugar as they generally go away when I eat. But generally I feel good! Better than I did 12 days ago.
The biggest problem I have is getting enough vegetables. We were better week 1, but my husband became kind of ill on day 5 - he has IBS-D and he's had serious stomach problems, bloating and cramps. So he's gone from eating the planned meals to W30 Chicken Soup and applesauce and soft eggs, etc. I'm of course trying to eat what he does to some extent. And I HATE vegetables for breakfast - just can't stomach them before about 11 a.m. So breakfast is usually eggs, sausage, with potatoes or maybe fruit or today some tomatoes. Lunch is usually left-overs from the night before and dinner is whatever is on our list. Tonight it was supposed to be chicken tikka masala with zucchini and yellow squash. That's not going to happen because I have a metric ton of pulled pork left over from carnitas and slaw I made on Tuesday and the soup we made last night.
I need a salad.