gswh2 Posted May 19, 2014 Share Posted May 19, 2014 I am a 28 year old triathlete/runner who has slacked off a bit on my racing and thus put on some weight(20 pounds). I am a numbers/data junkie so I decided to get my body fat % tested at a BodPod before and after this 30 days. According to the results from Whole30 day -3 I weighed 149.7lbs and was 28.6% Body Fat. Hopefully this way of eating will drop both of those numbers. I plan to continue doing ~30 minute runs 5 or 6 times a week and some light swimming. My major weaknesses are fast food and soda. With the biggest issue being that I have trouble with moderation. When I say I will just have a small serving of something I end up eating so much more. As the title says I am an all or nothing kind of person. If I am training for a race I will workout almost everyday and feel guilty on rest days. When there is no race on the horizon I can easily convince myself that a nap would be a better use of my time. That is why I am doing Whole30. I find it hard to imagine that all or most of my poor food cravings will disappear during this month but I hope that is the case. I know that I will not be able to force myself into a very restrictive diet indefinitely if I still crave those foods. I believe I will be able to hold off for 30 days on the off chance that I will not even want those foods after that time is up. Eliminating them completely for 30 days will be much easier for me than trying to severely limit my consumption of them while still craving them. I start my Whole30 today. I imagine the first hurdle I will need to clear is a slight caffeine addiction from drinking soda. I have never liked coffee so I don't plan to start drinking it now. Luckily my office stocks peppermint tea which I will be able to use to help with any withdrawal headaches. One of my excuses for why I drink soda is that I can only drink so much water before I need something with flavor. To combat that line of thinking I made a couple types of infused water yesterday that I will drink after work today. I made a citrus water(lemon, lime, orange) and a strawberry/lime water. I will try to write periodically if not daily about what I am eating, and feeling (both what benefits I am seeing and what I am really struggling with). I appreciate and welcome any comments, questions and advice. ~Kris Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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