AmyinCA Posted January 2, 2014 Share Posted January 2, 2014 Happy NEW YEAR to all !! 2014 is going to be amazing! I'm thrilled to start my 2nd whole 30 along w/ the start of a new year and all of it's hope &momentum ! My first whole 30 was last Oct. and finished right before T-giving, I had lost 8lbs, 2 per week, and felt great! My acne cleared up by week 2, and stayed clear throughout the year w/ the exceptions of a few breakouts when I ate sugar/gluten around X-mas. I'm 43 and this has been a 10 year battle w/ my skin. Doctors said it was "hormonal" and nothing could be done, and I had tried every cream, herb, etc. I was unwilling to take birth control pills or a medicine that was originally a high blood pressure med. that they now use for lowering testosterone levels. I have low blood pressure and the Dr. said the medicine may make me a bit dizzy but should clear up my skin. Uh, no thanks! I am in Chinese Medicine and had tried every herb formulation I could come up with, some helped but nothing cleared it completely. One of my teachers said it was too much inflammation in my diet so I flirted w/ taking out sugar and gluten at different times, but did not stuck w/ it long enough to make a real difference! NOW, since completing the first W30 I am finally able to go make-up free and feel so liberated! The best part about doing a Whole30 before all the holidays hit was that when I was off (T-giving thru yesterday) I remained 70-80% sugar free, gluten free, and about 50% dairy free...and had alcohol a total of 4x. So for me that was a huge awareness shift, instead of eat anything and everything and wondering why I feel sluggish, bloated and see breakout...I made conscious choices, and when I wanted something (Key lime pie!) I skipped the bread, fried foods, grains and other sweets at that meal and fully enjoyed my choice! My first W30 was far from perfect, I was hungry a lot, I snacked on nuts and sometimes fruit, so that is an area I want to improve on. Also, I still ate my last meal too late a night...and I didn't drink enough water. Oh and I didn't exercise for the first 2 weeks. I also want to post my meals more, I started off good last time but got lazy... So here I go! Hope a lot of you will be joining me! Good luck, come here for support it's a great place. I did the Daily e-mails last time and willbe reading them day by day again, there was so much information in them I'm sure I'll see things I missed last time! Let's do this!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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