ljmena Posted January 10, 2014 Share Posted January 10, 2014 This is very unusual to be posting personal logs on a forum... My Summarized Story I have a number of health problems. I also have a number of mental health problems. The mental health problems were preventing me from addressing my physical health problems, which, in turn, exacerbate my mental health problems. It's a cycle. So a little less then a year ago, I realized I was done allowing my bulimia/binge eating of 10 years to prevent me from trying to find the mental and physical health that I wanted to obtain and could only be achieved through diet change. So with a lot of exhaustion, time, effort, more exhaustion, crying, and many failures over that year, I have managed to come to a point in my life where I can now make diet changes without immediately falling back into eating disordered behavior. This is my struggle in life, and I will always have to monitor it, but I cannot allow it to prevent me from finding the health that I so desperately desire. I have done a very high protein diet (which was great to learn more about the variety of proteins), and I have done a ketogenic diet (which was great learning about how to use fats), and I have done very structured meal plan diets (all created by me, which was great in learning and tracking how I eat and what my needs are). Those were essentially my "practice rounds" as I (didn't realize it) worked my way to the Whole30. Goals - To put into action that food is just food, not the enemy - To allow my body to get to a point where I can begin to determine what specifically is causing some of my other problems - To eat more mindfully Health to Heal - Acne...it just never goes away. Ever. - Digestion...my intestines hate to digest food...seemingly all of it - Sleep...my body wants to do it all the time, but never lets me actually fall into it - Depression...the part that is diet related - Mental Clarity...I want to focus on and enjoy life I normally don't like to declare my commitments to things like this challenge in such a public way. If I document it for everyone to see like this, then when the "failure" comes, it is all the more painful. But that line of reasoning is exactly what I have been learning to get past in the last year. So I'm declaring it here and now that 1) I am going to stick with it for the whole 30 days and 2) I will be absolutely honest if I eat a piece of cheese or an entire birthday cake. Cheers and good luck to all! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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