ginsinnot Posted August 16, 2013 Share Posted August 16, 2013 Last year, after my first W30 around September, I felt amazing and maintained pretty much right up thru the holidays, feeling good about the choices I made to indulge over the holidays but not going crazy. Then the holidays were over and the dark Michigan blah-ness of January and February combined with some marital strife got me. And I went so far off the road, I'm pretty sure I ended up in the Pacific basin. I've attempted a few Whole30 since then, and have very very slowly been coming back around to general Primal/Paleo. And while I didn't complete them, I think I learned something each time. On the super amazing awesome side, despite not putting the best food into my body, I'm on my first drug-holiday in over 10 years. I have Crohns disease. And if we haven't met on here before, suffice it to say that it was super-bad enough that I spent 5+ years of what should have been my glorious late 20s and early 30s on disability. To be off all my meds (it's been 3 months now, and still no problems - excuse my while I engage in a lot of hocus-pocus superstitious protections to not jinx myself after typing that).......it still makes me tear up a little. My first day was August 12th, and I'm on day 5 now. It's been a great week. My sister came over to my house last Sunday, before we started, and we did a lot of batch cooking: Beef Chili, Julia Child's Ratatouille, NomNomPaleo's Tandoori chicken, Carrot Breakfast Souffle and Blueberry Pork Sausage from the site "thingsImakemyhusband" (thanks to the Avoid EPS blog post), and regular pork sausage for my husband. The cooking was fun and got me excited about all the good food I'd be eating. And it's made it easy this week, even when I've woken up late or been super tired (I've been a little down the last week or so because my 17 year old cat-baby passed away last week). My husband is doing this with me this time and he's helping with the cooking, which is actually kind of a relaxing way to spend time together after work. Even got fancy-pants on Tuesday and made pan-seared lamb loin chops with side of kale and roasted sweet potato slices. Triumphs of the week: Took my mother-in-law out to dinner, had a great visit and a totally compliant W30 meal, and just visited while she ate her free dessert at the restaurant (it's amazing how acute your sense of smell can be in a restaurant full of smells. I swear I could smell each component of that dessert, and I'll tell you, it smelled like temptation) And I have such a great group of girl friends that on our weekly Girls Night, we made a totally W30 dinner: spaghetti squash with meat sauce; kale chips; and a veggie bake of zucchinie, cherry tomatos and bacon with garlic. Ended with some fresh strawberries. So far no withdrawal/hangover type feelings. I'm just focusing on enjoying my whole healthy foods and looking forward to the bags under my eyes disappearing over the next few weeks (dairy is not kind to my sinuses or under-eyes). I'm logging my daily meals on my tumblr space, so I won't be doing that here. But I'll be checking in:) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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