ginsinnot Posted February 18, 2014 Share Posted February 18, 2014 Lots of big ups and downs last year. And I've wondered farther and farther off the healthy path I discovered with paleo and my first Whole 30. Brass Tacks: I've gained weight, the most I've ever gained; I've never really experienced fluctuating weight, always been very steady in the past. I'm tired and irritable way too often. My self discipline (in all areas of life, not just healthy eating) has been just about null and void in the last 6 months. I'm going to get this out of the way right now, in black and white so I can see where I am in 30 days (and I know I'll be so happy) I weigh 149#. Which is about 15-20# heavier than I have generally weighed as an adult. I don't weight myself much, I pretty much stopped after my first W30. The scale didn't tell me anything I hadn't already figured out based on not being able to fit in to 10+ pairs of jeans and my over-reliance this winter on stretchy pants of anykind. Measurements (this is where I'll be looking for the difference): Thigh 23.5" Hip 40" Belly 35.5" Waist 31" Ribs 34" Chest 38.5" Underarm 37.5" Bicep 12.5" I will not be taking any photos, I'm not prepared for that. These numbers are hard to look at, but worse is how I've been feeling about myself. So it's Day 1, and I know there will be some tough days ahead but I'm ready. And I've got support as my 2 sisters and my niece and my husband are all doing a Whole 30 as well! I made a week-by-week calendar and have it on the fridge. On it I've jotted down meal plans. More importantly I've put on there any potential rough spots that I need to plan ahead for, like dinners out (what my options are) or parties or traveling for work. I've got my "if ____, then ____" planned out for those occasions. My fridge is cleared of any non-W30 foods. It's stocked with quick ready to go items like pre-washed salad mixes and veggies and lots of meat. I've got a big pot of chili that I made yesterday to get us through in any pinches this week. I've already told my gal-pals that I'll be sipping hot tea this Friday while they sip other things after our manicures. I'm armed with about 8.5 hours of sleep last night. I'll be getting 8-9 hours of sleep every night because I've learned that's what I need. I'll be practicing good sleep this Whole30, even if it means sacrificing a clean house or getting more physical activity. I'll be drinking quite a bit of La Croix sparkling waters as I've been consuming a lot of soda recently. I find the bubbles of sparkling water help going off the pop. Hot tea is my plan in the evenings, when I've recently been either drinking wine or snacking. I already prefer my coffee black and only drink a good-sized cup in the morning, so I'm good to go there. Breakfast today: a sweet potato with homemade pork sausage and blueberries, black coffee Best to all, have a wonderful day! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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