GLC1968 Posted July 6, 2012 Share Posted July 6, 2012 I'm a little late to my own party here. I started my Whole30 on June 27th so it is nearing the end of day 9 for me. I kind of wish I'd started this in the beginning, but I'll do my best to remember what's happened so far. I switched to a paleo diet last August, let paleo treats creep in during the holidays, and I've been struggling to get back to basics since then. In addition, I was a triathlete and training very hard for my toughest race season yet when I was tripped by my dogs out on our farm and I destroyed my right foot. This happened on March 3rd and I still have 3 screws in my foot (that come out in two weeks). I was non-weight bearing for 10 weeks or so and managed to maintain my weight during that time. When I got off the crutches, I started to gain. I'm up 10 lbs from where I was (20 from ideal for me) before I got injured. I think it's related to a drastic reduction in my activity level (getting around everywhere on crutches is hard work) and no change in my eating habits. Feeling sorry for myself as my non-existent race season started (and all I could do was spectate) triggered a little extra treat consumption, too. So, I needed a restart. Enter ISWF and my very first Whole30! Day 1: I was HUNGRY. I kept eating, but I kept being hungry. I think it was mental. I felt fine though. Day 2: I awoke with a headache and it didn't go away for days.... I was hungry, so I tried to up my fat intake and I managed to eat avocado at every meal! Day 3: I was grumpy and still had a headache. Everything else felt ok. Day 4: Cramps started (unrelated to my Whole30!) and I was exhausted. Still had a headache. Day 5: Still exhausted, still with a headache but only at the end of the day (thankfully). Day 6: Sugar cravings started. I didn't really 'crave' sugar, but I really wanted it and couldn't stop thinking about it. I didn't eat it though. I also noticed that my morning appetite was GONE. This is VERY weird for me as I've been ravenous in the mornings my whole life. I didn't even want to eat my breakfast. Day 7: July 4th. Really, really, really wanted a glass of wine, but that was lifestyle related and not a real craving. I ate only 3 squares this day and didn't want any other food. I do notice a growling feeling in my stomach about a hour after eating but I know it's not really hunger so I ignore it. Day 8: Same 'growling' feeling still happening. Same lack of hunger in the morning, too. Day 9: Same as day 8, really. I have been tracking my food elsewhere so I'll copy that here to this log sometime tomorrow. So happy to have finally come to this forum!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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