ddree Posted May 28, 2013 Share Posted May 28, 2013 Background: I finished my Whole 30 on May 6. I have Celiac's Disease, so gluten has been eliminated for numerous years now. In addition, I knew my body didn't really like cheese and milk but I would still eat it on occasions prior to the W30. I was struggling with numerous health issues and couldn't seem to get my body to work together to help me heal. After finishing the W30, I love how I feel and finally see my health issues begin to go away and my body is FINALLY working together once again. I lost 12 lbs but more importantly, I feel so much better now. I did slowly begin the reintroduction of foods. Dairy is a definite no go for me. As for the rest (aside from the obvious gluten), I am okay. Issue: Here is my concern and I want to know if anyone else has battled this and if so, any advice? I feel that at times I get boarder line neurotic with my eating. (I encountered this when I was on the Zone as well. If I ate even one extra almond, the guilt would sit in and I would feel like I failed.) I am staying away from the scale, aside for every 2 weeks as a 'check point'. Yes, I am one of those people that use that number to define me even though I know better. I know it but I am struggling to get past it. Anyways, as I am now day 51, I have only had 4 days of "cheats/reintroductions". Even though that is part of the process, I feel TERRIBLE! I have such a sense of guilt and feeling that I will gain the weight back on and get sick again. I try to use the saying "is it worth it" to try and mentally accept those small cheat sessions. At the time, I can do it, but after that I get back to being neurotic. How do I find a balance that I can live with? This weekend, I have a special vacation planned and the guilt of knowing that I won't be 100% compliant is starting to kick in. I haven't lost any extra weight post W30, and yes, I know it is definitely not about the weight, but reality is that it is an incentive as well. I already started to plan another strict Whole 20 starting on Monday, but then I question if I am just feeding into these issues. I sincerely want to work through this and find a happy medium and a balance where I can be healthy, continue to trim up and promote my health, yet live life. I am battling with how to do this exactly. I know it sounds crazy but seriously, I just need to hear from others their thoughts on this and suggestions on how to move on post W30. I am so proud of where I am but I want that to continue without the emotional ping pong that I put myself through. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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