ragbaby

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  1. I've had a week eating whatever I wanted after giving up on day 28 of the Whole 30 and I have learned that for me: I cannot be trusted with bread, a little bit is ok but I cannot just have a little Bread is crap anyway, it doesn't fill you up. Pulses are fine in small doses. Cheese is lovely I do not like Danish pastries any more, they taste like sick Sugar makes me feel really tired. I feel better when I don't plan every meal, it felt obsessional when I was doing the W30 and that wasn't good for me. So, I'm back to primal with real pizza and proper home made cake every now and then. I needed a week eating whatever I wanted, which turned out to be a lot of veg and no meat, I didn't want ready meals or takeaways though I did go out for a curry a couple of times. I'd like to lose weight but that is never going to happen with my sleep being bad - I'm off to the Dr tomorrow to see if they will give me melatonin which is supposed to be the dogs bollocks. The W30 was worth doing for me, even though I hated it and I saw no results in feeling better or weight loss or measurements. At least I know now how I can eat to make my self feel the best I possibly can.
  2. Huge congrats for sticking it out - I'll never know if it was worth quitting on day 28 and if anything would have changed in the last 2 days but I feel better since I'm off it. I've been eating whatever I want, which is not meat, cannot bear the idea of it. I've had too much bread which always bloats me, I've had too much sugar which makes me feel a bit loopy but my mental health is so so much better. It was not good for me thinking about food choices all the time. I feel like I've had my splurge now and I can get back to healthy eating, which will be as it was before - primal with the odd pizza every now and then. No stress, no problems in social situations.
  3. Again it's too bad that you threw in the towel for some pizza. Hope you can find the opportunity to give this another shot. It was worth it. There was nothing compliant in the restaurant. It was great to be 'normal' and even better that it didn't hurt me at all. My diet was pretty clean before; rarely any wheat, dairy a couple of times a week. I know that if I overload on the wheat it will hurt, as would anything. I'm feeling so much better since I decided to quit. It's just great not thinking about food all the time, for me, that was not healthy.
  4. Quit whole 30 on day 28. I decided it wasn't working for me. Results - weight; the same, measurements; 1 inch off my boobs. Good things - no dips in blood sugar at all. Bad things - depression for no good reason, sleep not better. I think that having food as such a main focus of my life wasn't helpful to me. Planning meals actually added stress which I don't need. So, last night, family I haven't seen for a year came over. I had a pizza and a glass of wine, shared some of my son's pudding and I feel fine. The weirdest thing that came out of it was the depression. I feel ok now, back to my old grumpy self, not desolate like I was in week 2. I really wasn't expecting that and I'm not sure which bit of the W30 triggered it. The best thing that came out of this was learning that what I eat doesn't make any difference to how good or bad I feel - apart from the blood sugar which I already know is better if I stick to paleo principals. I really need to not think about food for a bit. I'm going to eat what I feel like and keep an eye on what I feel like but I'm not doing any more planning for a bit. There is some fish in the freezer and that is about as far ahead as I want to think about it.
  5. ragbaby

    August 4 Start Group

    Quit whole 30 on day 28. Results - weight; the same, measurements; 1 inch off my boobs. Good things - no dips in blood sugar at all. Bad things - depression for no good reason, sleep not better. I think that having food as such a main focus of my life wasn't helpful to me. Planning meals actually added stress which I don't need. So, last night, family I haven't seen for a year came over. I had a pizza and a glass of wine, shared some of my son's pudding and I feel fine. The weirdest thing that came out of it was the depression. I feel ok now, back to my old grumpy self, not desolate like I was in week 2. I really wasn't expecting that and I'm not sure which bit of the W30 triggered it. The best thing that came out of this was learning that what I eat doesn't make any difference to how good or bad I feel - apart from the blood sugar which I already know is better if I stick to paleo principals. I really need to not think about food for a bit. I'm going to eat what I feel like and keep an eye on what I feel like but I'm not doing any more planning for a bit. There is some fish in the freezer and that is about as far ahead as I want to think about it.
  6. I had a sleeping pill last night so I feel groggy today. I think my problems cannot be solved by what I eat, I have to work more on getting day to day stress down to a more manageable level.
  7. ragbaby

    August 4 Start Group

    Day 25! I can't believe I'm sticking this out. I'm so looking forward to the end. Plan is to reintroduce dairy first, and alcohol of course. Wheat I know I'm ok with little bits and I don't miss it. Grains I can live without apart from rice but dairy would make things so much easier. Sleep is still terrible, going to take a sleeping pill tonight, it's been too long and I am going to crack.
  8. You brilliant people, thank you. You said just what I need to hear. Day 25 now and I'm sticking with it. Sleep is terrible but it's never been good. I'm going to take a sleeping pill tonight because I need a night of sleep once a month. Tomorrow is a new day etc. My meals and sleep are pretty much scheduled. I don't eat to late and I go to bed before 10 so I don't get a second wind and start working. I'm going back to bed for a nap then I will face the day, I have work to do that needs a brain and I have none at the moment.
  9. Yay! I am so pleased for you! Did you change anything or did it just shift by itself? I'm still hanging on in here but I am not expecting changes any more.
  10. Thanks everyone, my goals were to sleep better, have more energy and for my clothes to fit better. None of that has happened. There is no way in hell I'm doing more than 30 days. I have never in my life been as miserable as I have been on the W30 for no good reason.
  11. Good point, thank you. It just seems unlikely that anything will change in 6 days
  12. -I'm on day 24 and have battled with exhaustion and bad sleep the past few weeks just like before w30. My diet hasn't radically changed apart from no dairy or alcohol and this is the first time I've eaten consistently clean for so long. I've had lots of help on the forum and I am pretty sure my food balance is right. Is it really worth another 6 days? I can do it, I'm not craving anything but it seems a bit pointless. Im not sure its good for me thinking about food all the time.
  13. ragbaby

    August 4 Start Group

    6 days to go though, I live in hope
  14. ragbaby

    August 4 Start Group

    I have one called sleep bot, there is also sleep like an android. It tracks your noise and movement when you are asleep to measure cycles. I weighed and measured today on day 24. Weight is the same. An inch off my bust, 2 inches off my waist, hips the same. I havent done any more exercise than normal, been too tired. I suppose the inches are just water retention and will pop straight back on when I have a drink. Disappointed that my sleep is still bad and really havent seen any change in the last weeks other than a lowering of my mood.
  15. ragbaby

    August 4 Start Group

    I went to the cinema with a friend and watched her drink lovely beer while I had water. I asked to smell it though :-) im feeling bloated today and I suspect tahini.