rdixon68 Posted November 13, 2014 Share Posted November 13, 2014 So I had a few reasons for doing this. I was the largest vegetarian I knew - I was going to have a small surgery and wanted to be as healthy as possible - and my blood pressure was high and my doctor wanted me to take meds (I filled the RX and never took one - I did Whole30 instead). I didn't do the vegetarian version because I do eat fish so I got my protein through fish and eggs. Holy moly! Over the course of the 30 days I realized just how much I wanted sugary treats. I dreamed about them. Today I could pass on a cupcake and not think twice. I'm not craving it like I use to. I learned I don't NEED my sugary, creamy coffee. It may, in some version, come back as a very occasional treat - maybe - but no more daily sugar infusion. I switched to tea and couldn't be happier. I learned I don't NEED toast with my eggs. I probably will replace all those eggs with a plain greek yogurt after the reintroduction because I'm just not a huge fan of eggs- but we'll see. I learned even healthy people will razz you when you eliminate so many food groups. I also learned that I don't care. I learned that even those who love you will blatantly doubt you. I learned that this fuels my resolve. I learned that most of the unhealthy things I ate before are not special and won't be coming back. I learned processed food is not food and won't be coming back. I can't believe how many times I did a plan that rhymes with Hate Botchers and would eat pudding and crap instead of whole food because with 'points' that was fine. Ugh. I learned I can be healthy and contentedly lose weight without weighing, measuring and counting. I learned I don't needs blood pressure meds - mine is now 110/70! And I learned staying off the scale for a month is such a relief - and finding out you lost 14lbs in 30 days is FANTASTIC!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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