MistyLuv79 Posted November 19, 2014 Share Posted November 19, 2014 Today is day 29 of my first Whole30... Which means that tomorrow is the last day! So, in addition to planning how I'm going to reintroduce some foods over the next week (before Thanksgiving), I'm trying to focus on what's happened over the last month and create goals for the near-future. Tonight I am thinking about all the things that have been better in my life since eliminating the junk from my diet. Part of that is remembering why I decided to do this in the first place. In early October, a year after I first had issues with it, I developed vertigo symptoms. I missed a few days of work and generally felt awful. Headaches, dizziness, trouble focusing, nausea. I had to take anti-vert a few days and then re-started daily Claritin. But, I was still barely getting through the days. Some lunch breaks involved me going out to the car and covering my eyes for awhile, just to be able to make it through the afternoon. So, what's changed since starting the Whole30? Here's what I've come up with so far: - My seasonal allergies have become almost non-existent. (I am still taking Claritin every day) - Related to my allergies, my vertigo symptoms have disappeared. I experienced slight issues one day in the first week, but nothing since. - My feet don't hurt. I had gotten used to pain every morning when I got out of bed. Now, I don't feel anything when I get up from sleep or from sitting at my desk for awhile. - I feel less swollen in my feet and hands. Some of my shoes are actually kind of loose/big on me now and my wedding rings are definitely moving around a lot more. - I haven't felt bloated or gassy. I hadn't really noticed this one till I indulged in a bottle of Kombucha over the weekend. While I don't think there was anything non-compliant in there, it really didn't agree with me. That made me realize that I hadn't felt that way in awhile. - My moods are more even. - I feel better about myself in general. I've found myself putting a bit more effort in getting dressed, doing my hair and putting on make-up more often. I want to reflect what I'm feeling on the inside to everyone. - I remembered how much I enjoy cooking and challenging myself in the kitchen. - I'm falling asleep faster/easier. Unfortunately, I haven't been "sleeping like a rock" like I was expecting. But, every little improvement in sleeping makes me happier. - I'm really proud of myself. I'd developed a recent habit of starting things (namely diets) and not finishing them. I've proven to myself that I'm not lacking in willpower, I just needed to find something that made sense to me. It's amazing how much can change in such a short period of time. My goal for tomorrow: make a list of the things I've learned throughout the 30 days. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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