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I am 43 and an employed mother of two young kids.  After 40+ days of W30 eating -- with a brief dairy and gluten reintro experiment after 30 -- I think my sugar and wine demons are on the leash.


I have a chunk of weight fat to lose, a lot of fitness to regain, and the aforementioned demons to clobber. I think perhaps I need to persist longer than 30 days to see any real weight loss. I was very happy with my second W30, and I lost maybe 4 lbs.  Not as much as I had hoped, but better than nothing. and I started to see some definition in my arms again and a tad more shape to my legs.  I will be on vacation and essentially not in change of my food for 2 weeks in July -- a family pattern of infantilization that I will do what I can to reshape... And when I get back home, my current plan is to start another Whole30-45.


I would also like to determine whether diet has anything to do with my chronic idiopathic urticaria.  I am now avoiding tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cumin, coriander, black pepper, spinach, canned fish, anything fermented and anything aged.  (This is far more restrictive than a W30, and I have to say I do not like it one bit.  And these added restrictions have the unfortunate consequence of making those sugar and wine demons restive!)

I did a Whole40 something in the fall of 2012 and was really pleased that I did it, but not so pleased with the results in terms of pounds, inches, and, most of all, irrevocability. In other words, Thanksgiving and Christmas did me in, big time.