First of all my name is Eva. I have always had a struggle with weight and an ugly relationship with food. It is not uncommon for me to binge on tons of sugar/candy. For example 4 big bags of cadebury mini eggs, 1 box of little debbie oatmeal coookes and a loaf of french bread. One sitting.
I have been trying to eat healthy and exercise over the last 5 years, and did lose about 70 pounds. Funny thing is I did not feel any happier/better. I still looked in the mirror and saw flaws. Tummy jiggle, bulges etc. Then my life fell apart. Lost my house, hubby unemployed, sick kids, and finally divorce. Now I realize that I will always struggle with emotional eating. It does not make me feel anything but sick, depressed and disgusted with myself. I now have the crappy diet to thank for an additional 52 pounds. I feel like I am right back where I started.
I have been "planning' to dump the sugar and refined carbs for a while. Then last sunday (may 31st) my neighbor asked me if I wanted to do the whole30 with her beginning June 1. Right then and there I decided. YES, yes I do.
Luckily, I had a freezer full of meat and veggies just waiting for me to come back to them. Today is day 4. First 2 days were good. Last night, I was really craving sugar and soda. Thoughs like "who is going to know" cross my mind.
I am going to know!!! Went to bed, woke up and am still on plan.
Today is day 4. My only complaint is I am sooooooooo tired today. It feels like I am wading through tar today. Not going to go off plan, but I have definitely decided not to add workouts until next week. Hopefully it is ok.
So, cheers to everyone where ever in the cycle you are. We got this!!!