greeneggsandsam Posted August 7, 2013 Share Posted August 7, 2013 I've been feeling really good from the get-go with minimal fatigue, GI issues, etc., but my baseline diet was pretty whole and unprocessed. I ate a ton of nuts and dairy,however, and drank more than a couple gin and tonics per week. I started the Whole 30 to improve sleep, skin, GI, and mostly pain, and now on day 9 after being hyper-conscious of everything I eat and reading all labels, I am hurting. The bursitis in my hip that was feeling good before starting is back with a vengeance, and even my arthritic feet are aching. My back is also killing me and none of this is hormonally related (at least in a PMS way) or activity related, as I'm sticking to my pretty aggressive work-out schedule that was in place before starting. I know it will "get worse before it gets better," but since pain was the primary motivator for me, I need a bit of encouragement and commiseration. My stress level just went through the roof two days ago (and is sustained), but even still this is a bit much in terms of discomfort. I'm hardly eating any nuts/nut butters/fruit, so I don't think that's a crutch that's negatively impacting me. I'm also very well hydrated, peeing more times per day than I can keep track of. Ideas? Sympathy? I'm not quitting - no way - but some words of wisdom, please. Patience, grasshopper. That's what I keep thinking. . . Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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