Bcollins74 Posted July 2, 2014 Share Posted July 2, 2014 I started my first Whole30 in January of this year, it turned into a Whole50. I started my second Whole30 on June 1st. I am currently on Day 31 but it’s been kind of a weird day. Last night a small tornado hit the town I live in, no damage to my property and no reports of injury; thank God. After getting a few hours of sleep I woke up and we still had no power. Breakfast was compliant but didn’t follow the template. I went to work with no lunch but I managed to put together a pretty decent lunch with a quick trip to the grocery store. I was really tempted to celebrate another Whole30 by getting some wings and a drink but I decided to stick with it a little longer. There have been a lot of non-scale victories like sleeping better, acid reflux gone (except for that night I ate 2 bhut jolokia peppers right before bed), etc., but weight loss is still a focus of my endeavors. Before I started this phase of my life I wasn’t doing Crossfit, I wasn’t doing 80/20 Paleo, I didn’t need to make minor tweaks in my lifestyle. I needed a complete overhaul! I was consuming 2,000+ calories a day in pop alone. I had metabolic syndrome, borderline diabetes, fatty infiltration of the liver, acid reflux, sleep apnea, high cholesterol and a cholesterol ratio of 6.6, insomnia, depression, IBS, etc, etc. Awhile back I responded to a Whole30 post about weight loss on the Whole30 and I sent Melissa the most positive, upbeat story of my journey. I almost didn’t send it because I was afraid it was too much sunshine and roses, but I sent it. I got back one of those ‘tough love’ responses – because I was too critical of myself! My first reaction was basically “wow, she has NO idea how bad things are for me right now, that was the most positive I have been about myself in years. She might have been right but that’s beside the point! I started this new phase of my life July 2013, a year later and my total weight loss is 105 pounds! I’ve also run an 8K, a 5K and a Warrior Dash. I’m still a very picky eater but I did add cauliflower to a few recipes this time around. I even went to an unplanned Cubs game during this Whole30! I also got my associates degree in the mail today. I read the blog post http://whole30.com/2014/06/good-inside/ and I’ve changed my relationship with food, and I’m working on all that other stuff. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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