rdallas05

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  1. rdallas05

    Struggling post whole30

    I've always had a horrible relationship with food, but after doing my first W30 in 2013 it has gotten so much worse. While I'm doing a W30 I'm OK (I've completed 2 in their entirety and failed at several), but when my 30 days are up it's hell. I obsess, binge and then feel guilty. It's a vicious cycle.
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    So frustrated

    Wow! Great article! She was eating over 3000 calories a day! Thanks for sharing that. It is eye opening! Makes me feel like I am doing right. Maybe I just need to give it more time. I've had a full blood panel done and everything appears normal. I got a copy and checked my levels myself. I will check into functional medicine, but I believe it's all food here. I have a horrible relationship with food. I obsess over it. W30 definitely helps, but when my 30 days are up it's like it all goes out the window and I'm right back where I started. I truly believe if I could complete a Whole 60 I would really see what I want in the mirror or at least headed in that direction. I need to change my way of thinking and my relationship with food.
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    The Columbus Crew

    It's time for another W30. I'm in!
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    So frustrated

    I'm frustrated too! I did a W30 in October 2013 and did not lose an ounce! It was the first time I had ever stuck to anything that required so much self discipline. I was so proud of myself and I felt fantastic, but bc I didn't lose any weight I got discouraged. I thought the last 30 days had been a waste and went on a binge. I gained 20 lbs over a 3 month period. Fast forward to July 2015. I decided I was going to do another W30 and I was not going to concentrate on weight loss. I decided I was doing it for the energy, steady mood and the overall amazing way it made me feel. I completed 45 days and then it was my birthday.... I decided to step on that damn scale and again, I hadn't lost 1 stinking' ounce!! I felt fabulous but I was disappointed. I was actually able to fit into some smaller sized jeans, but still dissapointed?? I have been trying so desperately to get back to my original weight. I'd just be happy to be the weight I was during my first W30! I've been concentrating so hard on losing weight that I can't even appreciate all the other benefits of W30. I keep thinking maybe I'm doing something wrong, maybe I'm eating too much so I keep trying different diets and calorie/macro counting. I keep coming back to W30 though bc it just makes sense and I hate counting my food! Anyway, KC, I feel for ya. I'm frustrated too. Maybe if we forget that we have weight to lose and just try being healthy things will fall into place??
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    Starting August 16 (tomorrow!)

    All of you can do this! I've done it twice and I have ZERO discipline! Well I didn't until this last W30 I completed in July. I took last week off because it was my birthday. I felt so bad and decided to get back on the W30 wagon yesterday and I've bounced back pretty quick. I'm feeling much better today. I have attempted 5 Whole30's including this round. I completed 2 and quit 2. It's okay! If you slip- start over the next day. Have you read the timeline about symptoms/ feelings/ what to expect during the 30 days? It's really helpful. Also, subscribing for the Whole30 daily really helps out with accountability. Good luck to you all! You CAN do this! You WILL do this!
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    Starting 8/17!

    Some of my favorite recipes come from Nom Nom Paleo. Michelle Tam is very creative in the kitchen and most everything is W30 friendly just double check your ingredients. Her blog has a recipe index with 100s of recipes. I haven't tried one I didn't like. Also, Pinterest is great but you just need to check the ingredients bc some of them will claim to be whole30 friendly, but are just a recreation of something that's just not (ex: paleo banana bread) (frowny face)! Follow the rules and meal template and you will be amazed at how great you feel! The moderators on the forums are a great resource too. They've helped me more than a few times. Everyone is different so maybe what works for me doesn't work for you and they help with that. You'll do great!
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    Starting 8/17!

    Hi all! I will be starting my 3rd W30 8/16. I just completed one in July and did 43 days until 8/10 which was my birthday. I ate cake. :/ I was clearly not ready to "ride my own bike" bc my plan was to eat the cake, enjoy it, move on and go back to being W30 compliant. Sadly, things did not go as planned. I felt fantastic during my W43 and now...not so much. I'm ready to get back to it! If it's your first W30, good for you! This is the best thing you can do for yourself! You will feel so great that you may just want to eat this way for life. It might take you a few Whole30's to realize eating the way you do now makes you feel bad. I never realized how bloated and bad I felt until I did a Whole30. It makes that much of a difference! You may be thinking I'm a liar during that first 7 days, but stick it out! It's worth it!
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    7/1/15 - Experiments in Bike Riding

    LMAO! I have felt like this all week!
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    7/1/15 - Experiments in Bike Riding

    Thanks JenX and Alison! I have recommited myself to another Whole30 which began today. I am definitely going to write down some "IF....THEN" scenarios! Great suggestion! I don't think I'm ready for anything off plan just yet. I do know the rules and principles, but I don't do so well incorporating them into my life. I need the strict rules for now.
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    7/1/15 - Experiments in Bike Riding

    Hi all! I had been doing so well sticking to my Whole45 until day 43! Monday was my birthday and I felt entitled to a piece of cake! Why? I had been doing so well- no cravings and them boom all of a sudden I told myself "it's your birthday, have some cake." I felt physically horrible after eating said cake. I felt a bit nauseous and felt extremely tired, like I couldn't keep my eyes open tired. Even after feeling so bad- I can't get back on track! Tuesday I was compliant, but today I had some snack size Kit Kat's (not telling how many). Ugh! This is what I was afraid of... I knew I was not ready to ride my own bike! My sugar dragon is alive and well and woke it up. Big time! I'm glad everyone else's reintro's are going well for the most part. JenX- I'm so glad you've been able to gradually get back into your exercise routine. You'll do great on the 23rd!
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    7/1/15 - Experiments in Bike Riding

    Lol!! My digestion hasn't been right since day 1 and still isn't! Let us know how the dairy reintro goes.
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    Starting July 1st

    JenX- Great idea! I will definitely be joining y'all! Congrats to everyone for sticking to your commitment to yourself! I hope reintro's are going well. I'm going to continue on until further notice. I am feeling less tired and I really feel like I'm starting to get a handle on cravings, mindless eating etc. Not in full control yet, but much, much better than 31 days ago! That to me is so much more important that any weigh/ inches loss! Although, it would be nice to trade some fat in for muscle! I will not be getting on my scale anytime soon, but I did pull an old pair of size 4 jeans out of my closet that I haven't been able to wear comfortably in 2 years and I am happy to report that they fit comfortably with a tad bit of room to spare!!!! Yay!!
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    Starting July 1st

    This is so me!!! I always think "What the heck I've already ruined my clean eating. I'll get back on track tomorrow" but tomorrow never comes! I am honestly scared to eat anything non-compliant because I know this is exactly how it will go down.
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    Starting July 1st

    Thanks! I will definitely check Paleo plan out!
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    Starting July 1st

    I'm so glad you're feeling better! That's great! This site/forum is so supportive and it's been a great tool for me as well. Even if you don't always add to the conversation, just to read other comments and know you're not alone and read some words of encouragement is wonderful and very helpful! Way to go on completing your W30!