north_shore Posted May 7, 2015 Share Posted May 7, 2015 so...the main reason I am writing this is to get everything that is in my head out so that I can focus on the work that needs to be done. And it is ok if nobody replies...this is mainly for me! I am doing the Whole30 for a few reasons. Primarily I am overweight by about 30 kilo. It hurts just to say that!! I eat quite healthy and have for a long time but there are a few foods that cause a reaction in my body- I have discovered oatmeal, quinoa and amaranths are definitely on the list. I have read the book, except for the reintroducing foods chapter, simply because I am not there yet. One step at a time. I haven't eaten fast food in over 10 years. I don't regularly eat breads, sweets, pastas or cereals- but will have on occasion. But in the past I have been a binge eater- stress and emotionally related....we all have our stories and mine are no worse or no better than any other person's but they are mine and have made me who I am today. I have also tried loads of diets that like the book has said- caused adverse reactions. The funny thing about being 30 kilo overweight- I am still quite active. I run, bike, have a trainer once a week, go to the gym.....We are an active family- which is why being overweight is so frustrating for me. I even went to a diet clinic. Which was basically me paying crap loads of money to dieticians that put me on a starvation diet. Vegetable soup with 4 tablespoons of rice, quinoa or amaranths does not make a person happy- and then to have the quinoa and amaranths cause bloating and gas....... So now I am on day 2 of the Whole30. I am setting myself up for success. Which is primarily why I am writing here. Accountability. Yesterday I had a shock. I am on a t.v. program in the country I live in. It is a small bit- nothing special but yesterday was the first time I actually watched the program. Needless to say- I was shocked at how I looked. And embarrassed. And now I will keep the image of how I looked in my head so that I will never be at that point again. so, thanks for reading, no need to reply.....these words are for me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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