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    Molly79 reacted to Lauren L in First Whole30 FINISHED!!!!   
    I couldn't wait to get up this morning to take my stats. I was 100% compliant these last 30 days. NOT EASY!!! The sugar detox was the worst part of it. I got through the haze of days 2-5 and then it was on to the races for me. I have, strike that, HAD a total of 72.4 pounds to lose going into this. .I felt completely out of control with my food and Whole30 was a last ditched effort for me to get it together already and make some REAL changes. No sugar at all. No baked goods, not even Heinz ketchup (love the Whole30 stuff!) and now I like my homemade mayo better than Hellman's. I don't even miss it. Yes, I will always love sweets and carbs and dairy, but I am not ready to phase them back into my diet for the moment. I have read all the books and I know I need to slowly start eating foods I restricted over the last 30 days, but I am just not going to do it yet. I will allow myself some fresh corn here and there and some beans on occasion, but I am going for another 30 days and look forward to continuing this lifestyle indefinitely. I WAS NEVER HUNGRY!!! FAT IS MY FRIEND (cue the dancing avocadoes, EVOO and bacon grease). Fruits taste better, I sleep better , my skin is more bright and less broken out and I am sleeping like a well rested champion. I raise a glass of my favorite Polar seltzer water and cheers you ALL to your efforts. This is not easy, but it SURE is WORTH it! 
    Pounds lost: 10.8
    Inches lost: 7 3/4  
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    Molly79 reacted to PetiteNsaucy in Feeling and looking like a fully inflated pufferfish. Starting 7/12/21   
    Good God, how did I let myself go so far off beaten path? Just 2 years ago I ran a half marathon. I am now heavier than I ever have been including pregnancy. I now have weird aches and pains that I cannot attribute to anything except extra weight and getting older. I have to make a change now. I just got back from vacation and saw full well how far I have let myself go. My lower belly now can rest on my upper thighs. My once loose tankani  was supper tight. Even the one piece racing one piece is super snug. The once super confident happy person is gone. Though my boyfriend and my birthday are this month, I decided to start on his birthday. The best gift I can give him is to bring back fully the woman he had. Though he loves me just as I am, it is starting to effect our love life. I have taken my before pictures and all the measurements.
    I have tried Weight Watchers, Keto, and Intermittent Fasting with crazy 3 hour workouts in past. This scares me. I'm a coffee snob. So much so that I brought coffee maker on vacation. I have done sugarless for years, but black coffee is something I have never done. The fear is real. But it is time to bring sexy back, the sacrifices will be worth it. I am worth it. Bye bye mom bod.