cayenne Posted April 30, 2014 Share Posted April 30, 2014 So over 1 year ago, I stumbled on to this website and started a strict whole 30 mid April last year. I went close to 90 days and really felt great(after about 6 weeks) and was losing weight slowly, joint pain down, and moodiness better. Then I continued for several more months at about a 98% compliance but with a glass of white wine occas. Lost down to 134# at 5'6" which is the lowest for me since junior high(I am 55). Still continued to benefit and crept along at about a 95% compliant level with designated days/meals that the rules were relaxed ie birthday, Christmas, etc. I was even OK when I lost my beloved dog in August. I thought that would really through me for a loop. But it has been a real challenge the last 3 months..My hubby has been in/out of the hospital for 5+ weeks with chronic illness and a nonhealing diabetic foot wound in which he may lose his foot. Living in the hospital with him, 3 weeks at one time, then back in after he was home for a week, for another 2.5 weeks, has been disasterous for me. Sick with worry, and back to work fulltime, with a 6 month old puppy(love her) has really piled my plate full-no pun intended. I have struggled with starting back on the plan that really has helped me...the time and planning it takes has been a stumbling block. I seem to get in a week or two and then bad news come about his foot or yet another medical bill and it sends me into a spiral. Cognitvely, I know I will be stronger, happier, healthier on this plan and I have found that to be the case in the past. Right now, it seems chocolate, wine, fries seem to help immediately as I struggle letting the sense of panic pass so I can get to healthy choices. I have gained 13 pounds. That sucks. I don't have the time to train like I did. I averaged 10+ hours a week as I do triathlons. My hip hurts, alot. I am moody and I have got to get out of this funk. It is a day to day struggle to put my health first as his is so problematic...I need to put the oxygen on me first, so I can help him. That is very tough to put into practice! Any words of advice is welcome....I know folks go through this all the time as far as being a caregiver for the spouse. I work fulltime as well and I workout to relieve the stress of my job and stupid stuff at home. NOW, my coping technique has been reduced or nonexistant some days. Yikes. Thanks all! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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