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  1. Laura Addah

    Day 3 in pain

    So I've done a couple of these in the past, and they helped me figure out that artificial preservatives and soy both seem to trigger additional inflammation for me. It also improved my relationship with food and encouraged me to eat more veggies. (I'm happiest with the simple whole 30 plate, and love lots of raw veggies) I have chronic autoimmune health issues. I'm a few years older now, and keep gaining weight. I've been going along with stuff like 'let's go to the Chinese buffet' because it made my spouse happy, but hating myself for feeling miserable and bloated afterwards. So I decided it was time to do another whole 30. I'm on day 3 and in pain. Yesterday I was getting the to be expected headache, tired, malaise, brain fog. Then I tried to get some sleep before having to get up early and drive my teen son to an event. No matter which way I lay in bed, it hurt the part that was against the mattress. I ache and hurt all over. I feel stupid complaining about it, because it isn't BIG pain - but it's pain over a lot of me and all the time. I have fibromyalgia and undifferentiated connective tissue disease, so chronic pain is part of my life. But I'm on some medications - Cymbalta and cyclobenzaprine - and a LOT of supplements that have in general done a pretty good job of mitigating it and helping me get by without too much pain. Right now, I feel like someone took away my meds and my muscles are tensed up and hurt all over, like I haven't taken cyclobenzaprine all week, but I am up to date on my meds. It's the kind of thing that makes me question am I really doing something that's good for me, or am I just making myself more of a hassle and burden to my family?
  2. New here...I will start on December 1st. I will start no sugar today because mentally, I am just ready. I have been a sugar addict for years and I have recently discovered that I am definitely sensitive to milk products. I tried Paleo a few years ago, as prescribed by my doctor, but I just didn't keep up on it, especially after I had met my soon to be ex-husband. He never wanted me to be healthy (he definitely wasn't) and It was so hard to fight for that. I have decided that now being in a safe place, I am going to break free from not just the bondage he and sugar had me under, but to finally take control and stop making excuses. I am ready to slay the sugar dragon and move forward. A friend of mine did the Whole30 for 100 days and has made it a lifestyle to help her kiddos and they did it as a family and saw drastic changes. I'm ready to make the drastic change for my body. I'm nearly 300 pounds, biggest I've ever been and I use to be healthy and an athlete, till college and a back injury. Just sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have goals and dreams and my body isn't going to be the result of those things unanswered. I'm ready to do this!