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Probably too much information, but I feel the need to share... At one point in my life I was fairly thin and in good shape. Then after my Dad passed away in 2009 I gained about 60lbs in 2 years. I was broken inside and out. In 2013, My eating was horrendous and all I could manage to do was go to work and go home. I think I went with friends about 6 times in 2 years. I was fed of with being hijacked with my emotions and this person I didn't recognize in the mirror. I was fortunate to have a good friend who recommended a gym - a powerlifting and weightlifting gym. I had no idea what that had in store for me, but I quickly adapted a obsession for the barbell and lifting weights. I also had a coach who motivated me like no other and he introduced a macro's diet with some balance that really helped me reach goals. I managed to lose over 50lbs, but I looked like I lost closer to 80. Not to mention I was strong af. I don't know if I got overconfident or what, but i lost my drive and I'm almost back to where I was. I've gained over 40lbs and my drive is gone. I feel weak, ashamed and I stopped going to my gym because I was so embarrassed I lost what I works so hard for - I'm still in this space today. Recently, I've found a new trainer and gym, which seems to be helping. I can only go about 2x a week because I'm so incredibly sore I can't function. However, I think I'm about at the point I can add in another day soon. We just moved to powerlifting movements and I'm finally up to 90 kilos again - (my max, for reference was 137kg/300lbs). How did I get here? Looking forward... This will be my second time doing Whole 30. The first time I did pretty good, but didn't follow it to the letter. I failed with sticking to 3 meals a day and snacks as needed. Sometimes I "snacked" instead of breakfast - that happened in the evening too. I guess I didn't feel bad about it because all the food I ate was compliant and it must count for something (right?). Well my belly got flatter and I lost roughly 6lbs. I felt really good and was really afraid to reintroduce foods because i wasn't sure my cravings were completely gone. Welp here I am, 2 months later, back to eating sugar, diet pop, those evil but so good banana chips, and beer (and wine). I haven't got on the scale, but I know I've gained that weight back and I'm super bloated. I have managed to eliminate dairy since I realized from round 1 how terrible dairy makes me feel, but that's about it. This week and next, I'm cutting out grains and sweeteners, and limiting sugar intake. I don't think I can take the full shock to the system. I want to be successful. Of course I'll take the weight loss, but I really want to improve my relationship with food and use it as a fuel to be more active. I may do this round longer. I wonder if 45-60 days would have make a difference? Of course I will stick to meal plan closer - the structure and not just the foods. Here's to Round 2.