snoodess Posted November 1, 2014 Share Posted November 1, 2014 I finished my first whole30 October 30th. It was an amazing experience for me and I can say quite confidently it changed my life. A friend was starting October 1st and asked if anyone wanted to join her. We had a little FB group for support. The few who made it the whole 30 days were discouraged by their weight loss but encouraged by what they learned. Here was my summary post: Don't feel bad, I lost less weight than both of you. Maybe 5 pounds? I'm down a pants size though. I was disappointed too when I stepped on the scale. All that hard work, except for a ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract in a whole dish, and I was totally compliant. I only ate one larabar the whole month, snacked only a couple times, limited nuts, very limited fruit (like 5 pieces the whole month), no smoothies or fried chips, and only had white potatoes a few times. That said, there were several days I didn't follow the template, I definitely did not get the recommended amount of sleep most nights, didn't drink my full amount of water, and a few days I only ate two meals. I also only exercised strenuously once a week.I didn't reintroduce anything today. Maybe tomorrow, not sure yet. However, I was excited to see organic frozen collards, broccoli rabe, and baby brussels sprouts on sale at the market and stocked up. Whole30 style eating will be my new default going forward. My one definite off-plan treat over the weekend will be Hendricks/Necessity Farms bacon. That Peterson's bacon was nowhere near as good. I feel terrific. I definitely got the "tiger blood". My cravings are very minimal and easily dismissed. It was so worth it. It truly changed my life. I read this article today (and the first part that's linked at the beginning) and it really helped put my disappointment into perspective. http://everydaypaleo.com/attention-scale-addicts-part-2/ So even though I didn't have the dramatic weight loss others experienced I'm happy with the overall results.Yesterday was Halloween and it was a little hard but I made it through without eating any candy and ate all compliant meals. I was stressed out last night though and ate too many pistachios. It was pure emotional eating. I really need to work on that to keep it in check. Keeping a log was very helpful for me to look at what I was eating so I'll continue that for a while. I had a tiny bit (½ tsp) of gluten-free organic/non-GMO tamari, and some delicious pastured/organic bacon (sugar in the rub) in my breakfast today and will try to add some other fermented soy to something else today. So for yesterday, Day 31: B - chicken apple sausage and Asian mix (napa/celery/carrots) sautéed in CO with two fried eggs, hot sauce, coffee with coconut milk L - didn't have time to pack, I was late for an early meeting. Chipotle salad, no dressing (lettuce, double carnitas, pico, medium salsa, guac) D - two crispy chicken thighs from NNP, butternut/delicata puree (with coconut milk), small portion of green beans, cup and a half of steamed broccoli with ghee S - dry roasted pistachios (about a half cup) Drank my full amount of water. Will update the rest of the day after dinner. Looking forward to continuing my journey and learning to ride my own bike. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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