intheboonies Posted June 1, 2013 Share Posted June 1, 2013 Hello! Not sure where to start here... Let's see, what have I tried in my life to control my weight and my food intake? I've tried Atkins, I've tried watching calories and exercising, I've tried Take Shape For Life (Medifast), I've tried the "eat whole grains thing." I was diagnosed with low-thyroid almost 25 years ago and with Fibromyalgia about 6 years ago. I'm on natural thyroid (Nature-Throid) and I take a prescription NSAID twice a day for the Fibro. HOWEVER, either the Fibro is getting worse, my body is used to the NSAID, or my body is just getting more and more jacked up from a build-up of gluten, artificial sweeteners, additives, etc... More and more areas of my body are hurting and tests my doctor runs for various things come back negative. I don't sleep well. In fact, if I only wake up once a night I consider that sleeping great. I've done a lot of reading and I think it's been helpful even though I don't think I really found all the answers I was looking for. My doctor told me to read Wheat Belly. It totally turned me from eating wheat for the most part. I don't eat bread products, but I haven't been diligent about reading labels and getting rid of all the foods that might have gluten in some form. I didn't feel comfortable going with the eating plan in that book since the use of artificial sweeteners is encouraged and I know they aren't good for you. That made me question the rest of it. I read It Starts With Food and it does make sense to me. So, I started my Whole30 this morning. I don't think I'm as prepared as I should be, so that's where the terrified comes in. For breakfast I ate 2 eggs scrambled with coconut oil, a turkey sausage patty (made it myself so I know there's nothing illegal in it), some strawberries and about 8 macadamia nuts and some green tea. I think that's pretty good. However, it's lunch time and I have no idea what I'm going to have so I'm typing this and putting off the decision. I'm also terrified that I'm going to put in the time and effort to do this and at the end I'll be stuck with the same pain and nights of lousy sleep that I started with and then what will I do? I'm afraid that it won't work for me the way that it works for everyone else. Anywho, so this is me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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