melanieamcleod Posted January 2, 2015 Share Posted January 2, 2015 *************Day One*************************** This is my second Whole 30 (considering going longer, will decide later) and I did not take advantage of the log before. Hoping this will give me a bit more accountability as well as help me troubleshoot any issues. I was also an avid My FItness Pal logger (with little success though) so this will help me track my food although I am determined to really focus on my hunger and satiety in this process. So, why am I doing this again? Well, I felt pretty awesome at the end of my first whole30 (ended 11/21/14) and have since fallen WAY off track. I know I am gluten sensitive yet I have been eating gluten like crazy...ugh. I have eaten sugar almost daily and been drinking like a college student. How has all this made me feel? Here's what I have noticed since adding these foods back into my diet: Bloating, lot of bloating Digestive issues-gas, swings between constipation and diarrhea, etc. etc. TMI excema again on my face---its my telltale sign of gluten ingestion Low energy--seriously dragging a lot, dont have the energy to keep up with my kids Sleep, not nearly as restful and wake up in the night Mood, wow this has been a huge wake up---gluten makes me grumpy, being hungover makes me grumpy, looking forward to getting more stable Workouts have been pretty mediocre---I remember about 2/3 into my whole 30 my workout instructor told me she had never seen me so strong---I wanna get there again. Focus---mind has been all over the place, looking forward to getting sharper like I was before. I know reversing these things takes commitment and time. I know that the first week/2 weeks is challenging especially and that part of me wants to avoid social events and live in a hole. However, this time around, I going to do a few things differently: 1. I am not going to isolate socially. 2. I am going to remind myself that not drinking is enviable my most and doable by few. This takes commitment. However, alcohol is not a health food, as much as I would like it to be and it almost inevitably causes me to make very poor food choices. It would be completely understandable to give up drinking because of the impact it has on me not being able to reach my fitness goals, alone. My husband is joining me on the no alcohol part this time around so that will be helpful. 3. I am going to find my hunger/satiety points again. Honestly, I have not been truly hungry in a few weeks and I know that finding my hunger and getting in touch with satiety is the only sustainable way for me to find a healthy weight. In my first whole 30 I think I felt really deprived and so I let myself overeat a lot. This time around I'm going to curb that. 4. I am going to accept that some compliant foods are total food without brakes for me and include: dried fruit (especially plums), nuts (most of the time---sometimes I can have a few and be ok, other times, they are my snacky downfall), nut butters (I am going to see how I do with tahini but know it could be a danger zone) 5. Keep working out---despite my slovenlyness since Thanksgiving, I have managed to continue to work out some and plan to amp that up a bit but also pay close attention to how my body feels. 6. Enjoy the process---I was incredibly fixated on rushing through my first whole30...I remember those first few days obsessively thinking about when it would all be over, how many days til I could have a glass of wine, etc. and this time around I want to be more present and appreciate the process. I know there are lots of positive changes coming and I cant wait to document them here. Well, this ended up being quite the novel and I havent even logged one bit of food! I guess that's what this is here for. Here are my starting stats: wt---194 (up 8 lbs in 5 weeks--wowey) bf---32% hips---43" belly---39" ( this is actually shocking, 4"+ in 5 weeks, hoping its a lot of bloat) thigh---26" arm---13" chest---37" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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