Moderators ShannonM816 Posted August 25, 2014 Moderators Share Posted August 25, 2014 Hi! My name is Shannon, and I'm starting my third W30 today. I didn't keep a log here on the forum for the other two, although I did log them on my blog and on Instagram. I thought I'd try this this time, so if there is something I'm not doing quite right, I can get some feedback on it. I'm really not looking forward to the next few days. I've gotten very off track the last few weeks, eaten lots of stuff I really shouldn't have, including burgers and fries and ice cream and cake and, well, pretty much the complete opposite of Whole30 eating, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to feel like crap the next few days. Of course, I pretty much feel like crap anyway, so maybe there won't be much difference. So, a little bit about me. I'm 39. I was born and raised here in Texas, the home of Texas-sized chicken fried steaks, TexMex food that's filled with cheese and corn and beans and more cheese, and cream gravy that we pour over almost everything. I do closed captioning for tv, which means I get paid to spend close to eight hours a day sitting at the computer, watching tv. I've always been overweight/obese my entire life, even as a kid when I took dancing lessons two or three days a week, had to do PE class in school, and swam in our backyard pool all day every day all summer. At 31, I was diagnosed with stage 3 uterine cancer and had a total hysterectomy, plus six rounds of chemo and two different types of radiation treatments. I've been cancer free since I finished treatments in July of 2007. A few years ago, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and have been on medication for it since then, which I'd really like to not have to take forever. When I went to the doctor last week for a physical, I weighed in at 285 lbs. At my highest weight I was at 337. I'm 5'4". I've lost and regained many, many pounds in the past. I've counted calories and points and done the Medifast thing where I just ate their powdered stuff you mix with water plus one real meal every day. It all works for losing weight, it's the keeping it off that seems to be the problem. I guess what I like about W30/paleo is that it does feel like something I could do forever, for the most part, even if I haven't quite managed to stick to it completely so far. Old habits are hard to break, I guess. My goals for this round of W30 are 1) get some exercise of some kind, at least three days a week. 2) make sure I get enough veggies at every meal, and to eat a variety of different kinds (I usually manage this, but sometimes find myself falling into a rut of just eating sweet potato, spinach, and maybe zucchini or green beans for a whole week, and sometimes I feel like if I have a protein I really like, I'll eat a little more of it than I really need and eat fewer vegetables as a result). 3) eat at the table, without distraction, most of the time (occasionally work makes this hard to do, but I should be able to eat at least two meals a day at the table, and most days all three). Anyway, that's my plan. I'll post my meals at the end of the day. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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