dwhitney207 Posted March 7, 2014 Share Posted March 7, 2014 Hi all,I'm on day 12. Up until day 9 or so I felt great. I was already having more energy, was not hungry between meals and felt lighter due to shedding some water weight (I'm assuming). Days 10 and 11 were AWFUL. I was bloated all over and felt so uncomfortable. I was assuming it was part of the process (per the timeline) and felt a bit better this morning. Then, as the day went on, I felt like I was retaining more and more water. I'm about 6 days away from my TOM and typically I experience very bad water retention for a full week leading up to the day I start. I'm truly hoping this is just my normal PMS reaction, but since it is a continuation of how badly I felt on days 10 and 11 I'm worried that my Whole 30 is not going so well. This is my 3rd attempt (and one I will finish). My first two went well for a couple weeks (with no real bloating), but holidays/life events got in the way of finishing. My meals follow the template and other than a surge in chocolate/carb cravings over the past few days I have not had a problem sticking to three meals. I'm hoping the recent cravings are also a sign that this is all due to my TOM, but that could be wishfull thinking. I'm doing my best to drink half my weight in water ounces as well.Anyway, I'm having a "talk me down from the ledge" moment since I am SO uncomfortable in my own skin at this point and still have a week of feeling this way assuming it's due to PMS. Anyone else have a hard time differentiating between PMS water retention and bloating associated with the Whole 30? Thanks! Link to comment
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