PamH Posted May 20, 2013 Share Posted May 20, 2013 Here I am starting a public log. I hope I can be honest about what I eat and how I feel. I'm great at doing personal logs, but who then holds me accountable or points out the mistakes? Certainly not me. So, I started Whole30 21 days ago after finally reading the book (sat on my shelf for 6 months). I went Paleo last summer with Mark's Daily Apple and did quite well for a while. Since sugar is allowed in many forms, I really did find myself eating an 80/20 Primal diet with the 20% being in the form of (dark) chocolate chips, honey or maple syrup. Not helpful. My weight was low (5'3", 118lbs and muscular) but my energy level/mood stunk and my hormones are out of control due to perimenopause. I was diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse in November, so my exercise routine has been greatly changed. I was a cross-fit gym rat who felt compelled to beat the 20-30 year old crowd (I'm 48). I did it, too! Not any more. I am struggling with the 'woe is me' pity party and being a poop about finding another form of exercise. My plan is to pull out my beloved bicycle and start riding again, plus swimming mornings when our neighborhood pool opens at the end of the month. Portion control, snacking and sugar. Those are my 3 weaknesses. I would like to get rid of the bloated belly and the uncontrollable hunger between 10am-2pm. Boredom plays a role here. I am a stay at home mom whose children are now all teenagers. I start a part time job on Wednesday which should help a ton. It is at our local food co-op, so I feel like I finally have to practice what I've preached for over a decade! As you can see, I apparently am long winded. I promise, if you read this, that my later blog entries will not all be rambling. I am going to post what I eat each day because this blog is primarily for me, but maybe you will enjoy seeing what I'm cooking (love to cook!) and ask about it. Maybe you will offer me suggestions or point out errors in my Whole30 so I will stay on track. I thank you in advance. Let me add that I am a long time eating disorder girl. I was anorexic at age 15 and hospitalized back before it was popular. I then developed bulimia, and hid behind that disorder for another 15 years until my first child was born (not even my husband knew, which absolutely floors me). It then was no longer just about me, so I began the lonely struggle of recovering without telling anybody what I was recovering from. I still harbor the feelings, but not the behavior. I am sure it holds me back, so I've started some private therapy. How liberating! I am truly lucky to be alive, and even luckier to suffer no long term physical consequences that I know of at this time. I did substitute cardio work outs as the compulsive behavior so I am working on that now, too. Enough said. ~Pam Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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