bronwyn_q Posted July 8, 2014 Share Posted July 8, 2014 A week ago I finished my first Whole 30 and enjoyed it so much I've decided to go for another 30 days. I was about 80% there in my eating and lifestyle and figured why not go all the way and try it for 30 days? Some background story: My main motivation was to kick the sugar dragon that had every so slowly made its way back into my life after giving it up a year and half ago and to move from my 6-8 month weight plateau. (I lost 33kg 72ilbs over the last year but I'm still obese at 94kg/207ilbs and need to lose another 13kg / 28ilbs to get into my 'normal' weight range for my height) So I stayed away from the scales for 30 days and watched all the other things, how my clothes fit, my fitness, my mental and emotional state, my health. Everything was/is feeling fantastic. But I'm not going to lie, at this moment, i can't move away from how i feel, so very disappointed that I've put on around 3kgs / 6lbs. Last week I was convinced I needed to get a size smaller pants and was surprised at the weight gain. Talked myself into thinking it was muscle gain from doing pump classes 2 days a week, but I suddenly can't cross my legs today, not comfortably. That's what tipped me over. I know I'm focusing on the smallest (negative) detail, but I tried really really hard for 30 days without 1 slip up (and yes i've read the articles on the whole9 blog about what i might have done wrong, but I'm not feeling like any of it applies) and I just really wanted to see the scale move. I'm into my second week of whole 60 and suddenly I'm asking myself what's the point of being this strict when it didn't work? I'm also hormonal and emotional (I'm very aware that I'm letting this cloud my thoughts) but I also wanted to get some feedback on my diet from others. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Maybe my portions sizes are big (although I followed the meal plan very well), maybe my third serving of fruit a few days a week was too much, maybe i'm having too many eggs or dates. I've got a lot of questions and self doubt at this stage. average day's menu: Breakfast - 3 eggs fried in ghee with 1 cup of sweet potato veggie hash. 1 cup of kombucha. Lunch - Poached chicken salad with half avo, drizzle of olive oil, 4 olives, lots of greens and salad veggies. Afternoon snack around 3pm - apple with nut butter Pre workout snack at 5pm - 3 hard boiled eggs Post workout snack at 7:30-8 - small sausage Dinner - pan fried salmon with plate full of veggies half and hour after dinner - fruit serving I drink 2-3 litres of water/herbal tea a day. I've learnt to recognize when I get full and be content. That kicked in finally around week 2 or 3. Was very enlightening for someone that never had that. I'm exercising 3-4 times a week for 1hr and 2hrs on one of those days. Although tonight all i wanted to do was hoe into a pizza (with my boyfriend talking me out of it) I'm going to continue doing the whole 30 for another month, but I'd really apprieate any feedback anyone has that i might be doing wrong. Thank you for reading xx Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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