Tuni Posted August 20, 2014 Share Posted August 20, 2014 @ ragbaby - Enjoying it? Hmmm. That's not the way I would describe it! Hahaha! Enjoying Tiger Blood? No, not yet, but still hopeful. Clearer skin? Nope. Better sleep? A little. Feeling physically healthier? Maybe a little. Enjoying all the extra energy spent on food preparation, label reading, time eating? Nope, definitely not. Having said all that, I do feel that I am learning every day, and beginning to build new skills (cooking) and habits (healthier food choices) that will make eating healthy in the future much much easier. I think any significant behavioral change is difficult and a little miserable. In the case of Whole30, for me, I think it's very much worth the effort. The positives that I am getting already include a sense of self-control and discipline, a sense of getting back on the "right" path, and a pretty solid feeling of accomplishment. I'm very happy to discover that I do have the ability to pass on the less healthy things that had become a habit in my life (sugar, alcohol, breads, etc.) and have it not be too big of a deal. I also trust those who have gone before me who have assured me that the effects of 4+ decades of poor eating habits can be turned around, but maybe not in 17 days. It may take me the full 30 days, or even a little longer. I am thoroughly enjoying, even loving, that sense of hope. @ praxisproject I second your recommendation of magnesium. After the morning email that recommended Natural Calm, I found some at my local Whole Foods, and bought several packets. It's like magic. I have never been, ahem, regular. Now I am! I haven't noticed that it makes a big difference in my sleep, but it's definitely not hurting it, and I am sleeping a little better in general. I bought the packets, and find that one every other night is perfect for me. I will probably buy the container of loose powder next time so I can use a smaller portion every night. What is MTHFR? In what ways do you find the B's help it? What form are you taking the B's? I was getting monthly injections for a while, and it seemed to really help my energy level. The injections really burned though (I'm such a baby) and so have deterred my from continuing them the past several months. @ Josephine I love the food pictures! That eggplant looks so yummy! I'm not a fan of eggplant in general, but I think I'll have to give that a try. I have some growing in my garden right now. I'm also impressed with your ability to not be tempted by all those, well, temptations! Although I've been surprised how little I've been tempted, I think I'd be a little worried about being that close to so many yummy things. Good on you! @ julzology I'm looking forward to today's percentage. It's the first thing I'll look for tonight! Have a great day everyone! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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