runninglawyer88 Posted June 18, 2013 Share Posted June 18, 2013 Well, I am starting my first whole 30. Here's a bit of background information. I have always prided myself on being extremely fit, lean, and dedicated to being the best I can be. Then my husband came along and the thought of TTC made me ease up on the running and I had to accept SOME weight gain to regulate my hormones. (I started at 95-100 pounds at 4'11 and only 13% bodyfat--March 2012). Fast forward to Thanksgiving 2012--by this point I had already gained 10 pounds and that should have been it, but no, it wasn't. I continued gaining due to medications intended to regulate my cycle (I've had no menstrual cycle in ~6 years and I'm only 24). I gained ~20 pounds in 14 months...landing me at 115 pounds which isn't so bad except that it's not a good weight for ME in terms of my physical and emotional well being. I feel awful about myself and it impacts almost every aspect of my life. To make matters worse... I have severe GI issues--I'll go days without GOING and that's not unusual at all. I still don't get a menstrual cycle. I want to have a baby soon but due to the aforementioned issue that's not possible. I have outgrown all of my clothes and suits are not cheap. So, that's what brings me to the Whole 30. I'm hoping to regain control of what I put into my body and feel better about myself. I am doing to FODMAPS version because I suspect some food sensitivity issues given my history of IBS. I'm not going to weigh myself until the 21st so that any bloating from my horrible eating the past few days is gone. Then I'll report back with my ending weight on JULY 18TH!!! The hardest things for me to go without will be: mozzarella cheese soy oatmeal diet soda BTW I generally eat rather healthy but due to my current job situation (summer associate at a large law firm) I go out to eat for lunch every single day and I sit for a lot longer than I would in my every day life. I still run every day and lift weights a few times a week--usually I take a day off every 1-2 weeks depending on how I feel. But yeah, that's a bit about me. I'll report what I eat each day and keep everyone posted! So, here goes nothing! Back to being the ME I've always been! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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