jkelly Posted January 25, 2014 Share Posted January 25, 2014 I am at the end of day 16. Two weeks to go. And I feel so, so good. On about days 8 - 10 I felt like I was high on some sort of happy pill. I was floating around with a smile on my face, laughing, back to being the joyful and hilarious person I'd lost somewhere along the way! Last month I was a crying, depressed, overweight MESS. My hormones were WHACK, and I was having serious, serious female issues. I also had headaches every day and had gained 12 pounds in less than two months. Something. was. WRONG. Since starting my Whole30, I have myself back. And I'm only a little over 2 weeks in. I blame sugar for ruining me, but there is no telling what the culprit was, I'll find out when I start slowly reintroducing certain foods into my diet. My headaches are gone. (I have only had 2 in the full 16 days, and I blame the first on a lack of sleep and eating some ham, which I know is not allowed but I was out of town, at the mercy of my hosts, in serious protein need. Next day = a hangover. Seriously? From a couple tiny slices of ham? Yeeeep. Sugar. Freaking sugar.)After about the first five days I was suddenly feeling full, all day. I have never, ever, in my adult life felt satiated. Ever. And suddenly, I almost had to force myself to eat lunch and dinner a few days (thanks to eggs and veggies at breakfast). I even forgot to eat lunch twice (which I KNOW is a no-no and the complete opposite of what I'm supposed to do. I am the mother of toddlers, and I prepared their lunch then got busy. I didn't realize I hadn't eaten until I started preparing for dinner at like 6 that night. It was totally unintentional, and I am baffled.)I am a HUGE, HUGE fan of Whole30, and I will keep up much of it for the rest of my life - but I'm not going to say that an occasional chip or cookie or ice cream scoop might happen, just not often, at all. I will also resume having a glass of wine here and there.... Anyway, I cannot say enough how grateful I am I stumbled across this thing, and that all the info I needed was free. I cannot tell my friends and family enough about how wonderful I feel. (Granted, by day 16 I'm a bit tired and am fighting hard to keep on track. It takes 21 days to form or break a habit, so I'm shooting to feel great in 5 more days. I'm kind of over the whole thing, but I feel too great to stop!) I also can't say enough to my friends on Paleo that this is SO MUCH MORE than Paleo! It is a complete mind transformation, not just body. I cheated and weighed yesterday at the halfway mark (though I did not do this to lose weight, I was terribly curious and gave in. I started Whole30 to find out if I was going crazy because of something in my diet - which apparently I was). Seeing that I am down the TWELVE POUNDS I had put on has given me a grand, grand prompt to keep on keepin' on. I don't care if that number was water weight, redistribution, or anything else. Even if it goes up, I'm okay, because I know I am doing something wonderful for myself - the health of my mind and body and spirit - despite having to sometimes make NINE MEALS a day (my husband's job demands that I give him food I cannot eat, and my kids, though they're good sports, occasionally get mac n cheese or PB&Js). Now, if only I could make myself exercise! No gym anywhere, and these kids keep under my feet. I do try, every day. And I will keep trying, every day!Thank you for making these materials free and accessible. I am seriously Whole30's newest, biggest fan. My life is changed! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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