Sarasmiles Posted December 29, 2014 Share Posted December 29, 2014 I am excited to start my Whole 30 on January 1st! I've tried this twice before, and both times it was drinking wine that ruined my plans. This time, I started with abstinence first. I haven't had any alcohol since 11/12/14, and I feel I am in a better place now for doing a Whole 30. I have, however, been eating a lot of sugar! My mom makes amazing butterscotch with pecans, and the holiday season brought with it many other hard to resist treats. I've had enough now! Today I will spend a good long time planning meals and shopping. I want to go into this Whole 30 feeling prepared, and well stocked with the right foods. A quick review of why I've decided to undertake this, and the things I hope might be improved: -I feel out of control, in terms of sugar cravings and consumption. Once I start eating favorite sweet treats, I have trouble stopping. I crave things that I know aren't good for me. -My relationship with food and my body have become skewed by years of logging on Loseit or Sparkpeople, cutting calories, judging myself by the numbers on the scale and the numbers at the end of the day when I measure and log every bite. -I have gained about 15 pounds in the last year, and I am not comfortable with that. -Although I am generally healthy, I have a few issues and would love to see improvement in these areas: -chronic yeast infections -flagging energy in the mid afternoon, which I often "treat" with coffee and/or sugar. -low grade depression: not every day, but more days than I'd like. Taking an SSRI, but still not fully treated. -tendonitis in my right shoulder -knee aches and pains -long standing habit of picking at the skin around my cuticles (no idea if this could be affected by diet, but I did read on this site that some people have found relief from this problem when they did the Whole 30) -weak, peeling fingernails SO...three more days, and my Whole 30 begins!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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