jdthomps4 Posted March 10, 2014 Share Posted March 10, 2014 Well, I technically started last Wednesday, but I hadn't really read into the Whole30, until Tuesday and was afraid I would fail before I could even begin. So I set my start date to Saturday. Thank goodness I was able to read the Timeline or I would have given up a long time ago. The headaches that I had on days 3-4 were horrendous. I wanted to die or at least thought that there is no way this can be worth it. Then Saturday, my roommate wanted to go to Houilhans. I had it all planned out, I can get the steak and the asparagus. Well, turns out, they cook their asparagus in canola/veggie oil blend, but it was still better than the alternative of butter soaked green beans. So, I started officially yesterday. I have learned that Larabars will be the downfall of me. Those things are sinfully delicious. I can no longer keep them around, because when I am bored or even think of being hungry, those are all I think of. So, I have completely rid my apartment of them and keep one in my car, in case of emergency, but feel that really isn't necessary. I ran Saturday morning, and I must say, it was the first time I was actually able to get past Week 5, Day 1 of C25k trainer. I want to be able to run for half an hour (5k) consistently. Then eventually maybe add on more mileage. I would love to afford cross fit, but it is VERY expensive. I am excited for the Whole30. I have a lot I hope to accomplish by completing the Whole30. I have a lot of digestive issues (mainly diarrhea, then occasional constipation) that I am hoping will clear up. I want to lose excess pounds that I have slowly gained since having a desk (sedentary) job. I am constantly blowing my nose and getting sinus infections and the doctors just say it is non-allergenic seasonal rhinitis. I have used neti-pots, nasal steroids, allergy meds and nothing has worked (so even if Whole30 doesn't help with that, i won't be too disappointed). I also need to have a better relationship with food. Need to understand that food and alcohol are not coping mechanisms. I need out of that vicious cycle. So, yes, I have big dreams for Whole30. I am hoping that the worst part (the headaches and fatigue) are over. That was pretty much awful. I am looking forward to trying new foods. I am pretty picky, but I am up to trying anything. Last night, I created a beef stew with lots and lots of veggies in it... never had turnip or parsnip before... they are very tasty in stew! A few closing words before I go for today, I just want to thank Melissa and Dallas (and the whole Whole9 and Whole30 teams) for creating this program and all the time and effort they have put forth to help save so many people. The testimonials are absolutely amazing! Cheers, Jessica Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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