KeraMae Posted May 3, 2015 Share Posted May 3, 2015 Hello All! As stated in the title, this is my very first Whole30... Which I plan to actually make a WholeRestOfMyLife. I am 22 years old, 5'8" and somewhere between 160-180 lbs (haven't weighed in in a while). I grew up dancing 7 days a week, and because of that stayed in good shape but I've always been a "thicker" girl. As far as eating habits are concerned, post high school I took more than a couple nutrition classes and they sparked a strong desire to learn about foods, and how the affect us on a cellular level. I've always made healthy eating choices, so much so that many of my friends hate going out with me because I always order too healthy. (A salad, no dressing, no croutons, no cheese, and a plain grilled chicken breast was standard) However, recent stress over the last 6 or 7 months has caused me to tail spin in terms of diet and exercise, and my sugar cravings have become so out of control, I felt like a junkie. I seemed to have no limit as to how much junk I could eat in one sitting. To boot, I'd often eat A TON of junk right before I went to sleep, and then I'd sleep for upwards of 11 hours. When I say "a ton" of junk, I'm talking, 24 cookies 2 bagels with cream cheese, and a half pint of brownie ice cream. I'd eat passed the point of being full and still just NEED the sweet taste, so I'd continue to eat. Additionally, I have been heavily caffeine dependent for many years now. I work graveyards in an ER, and rely on coffee A LOT to get me through the night. So I would generally drink 3-4 cups a day with lots of sweet creamer, and maybe 8oz of water a week. Yes, I said, A WEEK. I don't drink juice, or soda, so literally I just drink iced coffee. I began to gain weight, obviously, my skin (which I have have always had issues with) began to break out more than normal, I was cranky and tired always. And the insecurities were/are taking over my life. I began the Whole30 4 days ago, and am keeping track of my feelings per day, and logging my foods in MyFitnessPal. I hope to see a massive change over the next few months but am interested to know, emotionally and physically what you all experienced when you started this journey. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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