eronn_actually Posted August 7, 2013 Share Posted August 7, 2013 Well...I will have done it by this time tomorrow. But I'm so excited that I couldn't wait to post then. I've learned so much through the 30 days, and I look and feel better. I've also got some other things that I want to tackle in a second Whole 30 down the line, and in my daily life. But to start, here are the best things that came out of my 30 days: -My digestive system is so much better. It's not perfect, but it's better than it has ever been. -I feel healthy! People have told me I look healthier in general, and I know I've lost some weight. I won't be able to tell you how much, even if I do weigh myself tomorrow, because I didn't weigh myself beforehand. I wanted to force myself to focus on how I feel instead of what I weigh. -Food is no longer constantly on my mind. I used to get hungry so often, and would be thinking about what I wanted to eat. Now I eat three good meals, and I don't really think about food until the next mealtime comes around. It's so freeing to not be distracted all the time! -I'm cooking more and eating out way, way less. Even though good healthy groceries can be expensive, I'm still spending less than when I ate out too much. And while I do sometimes get tired of cooking, I've gotten better and better about planning things out to reduce the amount of time and energy it takes to prepare meals. I expect this will only improve as I go forward. -For me, the absolute BEST thing is that I proved to myself I could do this. I do have the willpower. My mother predicted I would last two days - well...I lasted two days and then some! I feel like I have no excuses now for not accomplishing what I want. If I can control my food, I can tackle anything. The things that I still want to work on: -My sleep habits are still not good. A lifetime of being a night owl is proving hard to banish, but I'm still working on it. -My digestion is good, but there are still some issues. I suspect I have some further food sensitivities, especially to tomatoes. For my next Whole 30, I want to eliminate more foods and see how I fare. -I need to incorporate more exercise into my daily life. I walk a lot (no car), but I know I need a more dedicated exercise routine. Now that I'm getting better at planning out my meals, I think I will have more time for this. And finally, my next steps: -I am going to reintroduce foods, as suggested, however, beyond the initial introduction, I do not plan on eating non-Whole 30 foods at home. My daily diet will remain pretty much as it has been the last 30 days. -Do another Whole 30! I don't plan to do one right away, but I will do another one with even more foods eliminated, probably in the fall. -Keep working on my sleep habits. Exercise! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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