Amazing Grace Posted April 28, 2014 Share Posted April 28, 2014 Hello! My name is Grace and I'm 24 years old. I have two kids and after having my second son was born I was not able to lose weight and had a lot of unexplained health issues. I've had knee and ankle pain that's not from injury or overuse, unexplained rashes on my arms and legs, I'm tired 100% of the time despite 8+ hours of sleep, and have a ton of digestive issues. I've started noticing that certain foods and beverages make me feel terrible. I was addicted to soda and gave it up a month ago and that helped with my chronic fatigue but I was still eating fast food all the time and consuming sugar like crazy in lemonade, candy, and baked goods. I've also always been an overeater...constantly wanting more just because it tastes good. I've tried going gluten-free but mostly just went crazy trying to find gluten-free versions of bread and the like. When a friend told me about Whole30 I did my research and (thanks to pinterest) I thought it seemed totally doable and actually more freeing than just being gluten-free because you're reprograming your taste buds and brain rather than trying to trick your brain into thinking gluten-free bread is awesome. Haha. I'm only on day 2 of the Whole30 but I feel awesome! And I surprisingly don't feel deprived! We'll see how that goes for the next few days. My goals for the next month are the following: Gain self control in the area of eating. Learn that it's okay to say no as well as learning to stop eating when I'm full. Break my addiction to sugar. Break my addiction to grains. Gain self confidence. Get rid of joint pain and digestive issues. Get my energy back!!! Lose weight. Lose weight is definitely last on the list. I'm sure I will but my main goals are my mental and physical health. Cheers to everyone starting on this journey! I'm excited to see where it takes us! I'm hoping to track my successes here so I can keep tracking them. Any tips and tricks are welcome! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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