slpowers Posted May 18, 2015 Share Posted May 18, 2015 Today is day 15 - I'm following the plan religiously and making some great meals but I'm not feeling that great! Near the end of week one I noticed an improvement in my sleep quality and on a few occasions had that 'strangely happy' feeling - it was great! But then I had couple of bad nights sleep; had a couple of days of feeling just sort of unwell... and so went week 2. The sleep thing leads me to sleeping later in the morning which throws mealtimes schedules off and then I stay up later as I'm just not tired. I'm 70 years old and am not very active due to osteo arthritis in my feet & knees mostly but also in my hands... some days the inflammation seems down - other days not so much. I returned home 2 weeks ago after spending the winter in Florida - I did all the driver so in addition to everything else my back & neck are causing me pain. I have chronic neck & back pain anyway and see an osteopath regularly when home but my appt is not for another 2 weeks. In the meantime I've had 2 massages and will be booking a treatment with a chiro to tide me over. I have to wonder if the chronic pain is adding to my other symptoms - just not sure what to think. Whole30 has not been a difficult transition for me... Ive been cooking/eating fairly healthy for some time - sure I ate the odd dessert but my priority was to concentrate on protein and veg. While I cut back on carbs, I made my own bread & pasta rather than buying the stuff at the store. I also cooked a fair bit with cream & cheese. I, who was admittedly a sugar addict in my youth, have learned to tame that dragon. My biggest challenge was getting off the saccharine I put in my coffee but once I decided 2 weeks ago I haven't looked back... I will not go back to it! I like this plan and will likely continue with after the 30 days are over... it is more in keeping with how I want to feed my body although I will see how I do with some dairy at some point. Onward & upward! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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