lisa Posted April 11, 2012 Share Posted April 11, 2012 It's the morning of Day 3 and-- you guys, I can't even explain to you how happy and relieved I feel right now. Seriously, this is astounding. I'm so grateful. Maybe another time I'll write about my struggles with anxiety about food and nutrition and health. As those situations go, it's complicated and it doesn't feel good to talk about. I'm just starting to understand how long I've struggled (which seems like a mild way to put it) with food + body image + ultimately with my health. Saturday: I stumbled across this site + read + researched + contemplated starting the Whole 30. Sunday: I got nervous, excited, nervous again. I mentioned it to my husband + then committed to the plan. Monday / Day 1: - eggs, berries, tuna, avocado, green beans, apples ,sunflower seed butter, chicken breast, garlic asparagus, almonds. - I made it through without much trouble, despite realizing anew that sugar or wheat or soy is in everything-- even my go-to healthy alternatives. I found new, clean alternatives. Tuesday / Day 2: - banana, almond milk*, berries, tuna, avocado, carrots, almonds, apple, eggs with mushrooms and broccoli and garlic - *pretty sure that the almond milk I have might include something I want to be cutting out through this plan. Could anyone confirm? (Ingredients: All Natural Almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), All Natural Evaporated Cane Juice, Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Locust Bean Gum, Sunflower Lecithin, Gellan Gum, d-alpha-Tocopherol (natural vitamin E), Zinc Gluconate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin (B2), Vitamin B12, Vitamin D2.) - Feeling pretty great: no persistent stomach ache, no anxiety about food because what's not great about my menu right now, no cravings for dark chocolate (miracle of miracles!). Wednesday / Day 3: - banana, berries, almonds, egg scramble leftovers from last night ... to be continued... - I woke up feeling so good. Really, I can't remember feeling this good and happy and content in a long time. I felt refreshed, my stomach doesn't hurt, and I'm not worried/ashamed about food. I expected to learn from this month, but I didn't expect such an incredible transformation in just a few days. I'm taking care of myself, you all. We're taking care of ourselves. This probably already makes sense to many/most of you on this forum, but I just wanted to put this in writing from my own experience. I feel completely different just 48 hours in -- and not in an overzealous, fanatical way. I'm calm and happy and feeling good -- and this is a huge gift. I'm grateful for this plan, the great information on this site, and the people who've shared their experiences. Quite honestly, I thought you were a little on the nutty side! But I'm feeling this, too. Feeling this great is not out of reach anymore. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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