alexeats Posted October 22, 2013 Share Posted October 22, 2013 I need advice from the amazing people on this site! I think it's time to quit CrossFit. Ok, a bit of background: I completed my Whole 30 yesterday! I feel fantastic. I adopted paleo five months ago, so I experienced all the amazing changes that go with eating paleo (bloating went away, skin improved, nails got stronger, no more high blood sugar mood swings, I no longer have to eat every two hours), but had not given up sugar entirely. Wow! This was the next step in a long process that I desperately needed. Giving up chocolate, paleo brownies, diet soda, gum, hard candies (that I would tell myself were insignificant) was a major mind-altering experience. I am so proud of this change, and have no desire to go back to eating lots of sugar again. I mean, I was a daily basis, gotta have sugar girl, so this is amazing for me. I am not giving that up! So, here's my dilemma. While, I absolutely love CrossFit, and am so grateful that I found it, (because among many other things, it led me to paleo, and paleo led me to Whole30) I haven't lost any weight. That's right, even though I went paleo and completed the Whole30, I haven't lost any weight. I am still the same dress size, and still the same weight as when I started this new lifestyle 5 months ago (I started CrossFit seven months ago). In fact, I am growing out of my clothes. A dress I bought to wear to a friend's wedding no longer fits me---it's too tight. And, I do have weight to lose. I have a lot of belly fat (seriously, I am not imagining it). I work out 3-4 times per week, and I walk a lot (I live in New York City). The only thing I can think of at this point is that CrossFit has driven up my cortisol? I had my thyroid checked, and it is normal. So, should I push through and keep trying? Or is it time to quit my beloved CrossFit? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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