Kmlynne Posted April 25, 2014 Share Posted April 25, 2014 The morning of day 1. A little excited, a little apprehensive. First, let me introduce myself. I am first a Daughter of the King. Secondly I am a mom of two great teenagers. Thirdly, I am a nightshift NICU nurse. I have been overweight for just about my entire life. If you name the "diet", I have been on it. I have tried different "lifestyle" changes as well. I am an emotional eater and have the hardest time when I am tired. I will do well for a bit and then I "fall off the bandwagon". I freely admit that when I eat well, I feel better. When I eat poorly, I feel like poo. I struggle with food allergies - the biggest one being soy. (Did you know that soy is in practically everything?). On Feb 28th of this year, I began the study Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst. It motivated me to go back to eating whole foods. I did well while I was on the study - losing 28 pounds over 6 weeks. Since finishing it 2 weeks ago, I have been falling back into bad habits. I have put back 1.5 pounds. I know that the weight isn't the end all, be all. But it is important to me. The bigger problem is that the "not feeling so hot" feelings are coming back. I NEED BOUNDARIES! I am looking forward to Whole30! I am looking forward to feeling better! I am looking forward to feeding my family better! I have some challenges: 1)night shift work. 2)time to plan and prepare. I work 4-6 12hour night shifts each week (hopefully this will decrease to 3-4 by the end of June). When I start a stretch of night shifts, I am up for 24 hours. When I finish a stretch, I sleep for 24 hours. I know this wreaks havoc with my body, but it is the best I can do. When I am in a stretch, I find it difficult to find the time to do big preparations. I try to get all my daily meals packed in about a 45 min time period just before leaving the house. Whew. My Commitment: Anyway, since every "diet" and "lifestyle change" I have been on has been about counting the calories, I am going to continue to use myfitnesspal. however, I am going to do my best not to look at the calories (except to make sure I am eating enough), and use it rather to stay with the 40%fat/30%carbs/30%protien ratios. I will follow the "restrictions" with no cheats and focus on what I can have! I commit to trying to stay off the scale. (I usually weigh myself several times a day when I am "dieting". At most, I will only weigh once a week. This morning, I woke up to the email for day one! WooHoo! Got me motivated! I am planning to sort the pantry today and move all the "off-limits" things to their own shelf. I had a great breakfast! I am ready to go! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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