srsull2 Posted January 1, 2015 Share Posted January 1, 2015 I start my very first Whole 30 tomorrow! I have been on Weight Watcher's for about a year, so I have been enjoying the things I will miss the most (Diet Coke, popcorn, etc) in moderation for the last few days. I have always been interested in where my food comes from and how it affects my body; I am just constantly battling my awful relationship I have with food. I am an emotional eater, I reward/punish myself with food, and I have major portion control issues. I also have constant stomach problems; I am learning that I may not do well with dairy and possibly with gluten. My skin has also been not-so-great for the first time in my life, and I am looking to find out why! With my wedding coming up in September, I am really working hard to feel and look my best; now is the time to get my issues under control. I have very high hopes for my Whole 30 experience! My fiance has agreed to complete the Whole 30 with me. He is very physically active; Joe had lost about 120 lbs previously by eating right and working out. Currently, he works out daily, but his eating habits concern me (crappy cereals, 10 Diet Mountain Dews per day, no water, and lots and lots of desserts). Joe will eat healthy food if it is handed to him, but he does not make appropriate choices without someone helping! We are both hoping that this Whole 30 helps to break some of his (and my) addictions to sugar and artificial sweeteners. I am glad to have his support and a partner in all of this! To prepare, Joe and I have researched and researched. I read It Starts with Food, prepared lots of freezer meals (for when I don't feel like cooking), and prepared my pantry and fridge with items like homemade mayo, salsa, and hardboiled eggs. I have enough food and ingredients for the whole month (minus fresh produce; this will be bought over the course of the month). I am also obsessed with following the Whole 30 on instagram as well at the #whole30 hashtag! I really feel prepared, and I am so excited to get started!I wanted to talk about my personal goals before beginning. Just finishing the Whole 30 without any slip ups is my first goal. I want to finish this flawlessly, so I am able to feel and see the benefits of the program. These are my other goals for the next 30 days:1. Work out for at least 60 minutes 3 times per week. Obviously, I would like to work out much more, but it is very hard for me to do this sometimes with my work schedule! To actually have this as a goal, it is almost like giving myself a rule, so I will HAVE to work out instead of try to. 2. Eat dinner at the kitchen table with Joe at least twice a week. We love to watch Netflix (right now, it's New Girl) while we eat dinner; I would like to make conversation more of a priority. 3. Read two books during my Whole 30. I never leave myself enough quality time for myself and reading. I love reading; I put too much on my plate, and I need to make this a part of my daily routine! I plan to post my meals on my weight watchers instagram, so if anyone would like to my progress, feel free to follow me! @wwseptemberwedding: ) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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