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post-62289-0-88624000-1427554456_thumb.jI'm 54 years young.  I posted my success story on here when I finished the Whole 30.  But then I decided I needed to do a Whole 60 and am now on day 65 and going strong.  A brief recap….after the first week, a chronic ache/pain that I've had for at least 2 years in my right shoulder was gone and is still gone!  This was the biggest surprise…I never expected that to happen.  I've also had night sweats and insomnia off and on (more on than off,) for at least 5 or more years, and that has reduced to almost nonexistent (and I'm weaning myself off estrogen now because of doing so well;) I've also dealt with nearly constant constipation for longer than I can remember and that too, is 98% better.  (I still need to drink more water.)  I was the proverbial carb addict, craving surgery foods and have no "stop" button when eating them.  And I was a confirmed "veggie hater."  I no longer crave sweets….I don't crave much of anything anymore!  And I've learned to like veggies and have tried a few new ones.  And fruit is like the sweetest dessert.  Truly a miracle!   I lost 13.5# the first 30 days and have since lost a total of 19.5# and over 20 inches!  (from 161 to 141.5#.)  I honestly never felt hungry and am still amazed by the amount and kinds of foods I can eat and still lose weight, and all without having to count a single calorie or point!  I have been fat-phobic and avoided red meat, bacon, black olives, etc. for most of my adult life!  Then I tried to exercise my weight off, which didn't work.  I love the way I feel on most days, and never feeling guilty about my food choices.  I never got that "tiger blood" so many people talk about or burst of energy, but my energy levels are so much more steady, and I don't have that afternoon slump I always had before Whole 30.  It is a lot of work, especially for someone who doesn't love to cook and who ate out nearly every day in one way or another.   I feel like I'm kind of getting in the groove of cooking now but at first I felt like all I did was cook and clean up continuously.  But it's worth it.  I want to tell everyone I know about this program!  If you do it you will never regret it!  I'm giving God all the glory but I also am grateful to the Whole 30 and the authors of It Starts With Food.  I'm still counting days but this is now a lifestyle change for me.  Never going back!   :)

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Just popping in to say I'm still going strong since January 23rd!  Someone mentioned putting before/after photos so I did.  I have lost a total of 30# since January 23rd and would say I'm still about 85% compliant or Paleo.  I've gone "off road" with some paleo desserts, and I'm not asking the staff at restaurants to alter my meals out.  I have learned that "Paleo" or not, I cannot keep desserts handy in my house.  I will graze on them.  Cooking has become easier.  I was just so used to NOT cooking that it was a very daunting task the first few months.  The Whole 30 literally changed my relationship with food and is the first "diet" (I know it's not a diet but you know what I mean,) that ever lasted beyond the weight loss.  I only weigh weekly just to make sure I'm on track.  But I never count calories or try to exercise my way thin.  I recently joined a local gym and they asked what my goals were.  For the very first time in over 30 years the goal had nothing to do with weight loss!  WOO HOO!!!!  I checked the "Overall health and well being" box!  I have inspired several friends and relatives to do the Whole 30 and they too have done well with it…some changing their lives also.  Eternally grateful to The Whole 30!!!!post-62289-0-84613800-1443561541_thumb.j

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