healthycrone Posted July 1, 2015 Share Posted July 1, 2015 I'm starting my first W30 tomorrow. This will be a solo venture; my husband is supportive, but not participating. I am overweight. I quit smoking a little over a year ago and I swear, every pound I ever lost in my life found it's way home. And brought friends and family! So, if I lose some weight along the way, then yea! But the reason I'm doing this is to hopefully begin healing a longtime dysfunctional gut. I am so tired of being sick & tired! Besides the bubble, bubble, toil & trouble in my gut I have a hiatal hernia (so GERD), chronic constipation, arthritis (so chronic joint & muscle pain), osteopenia teetering scarily close to osteoporosis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and... OMS! I sound just like my Ma did the last decade or so before she passed - and I'm not ready for that yet. I'm going to be 60 soon; entering the last third or so of my life & I'd like to be healthy enough to enjoy it. I've researched, read & planned, and planned and read some more. I started early getting rid of a couple of bad habits that I was afraid would derail me if I did everything at once: my heavy use of artificial sweeteners for coffee & tea and an addiction to diet coke. I don't like plain water - never have- so staying hydrated without all that sweet poison will be a challenge. I'm learning to enjoy infused water, and I've found I can indeed drink tea and coffee without the sweetener! I've rearranged my routine so that the (for me) danger zone of 3-5pm will be spent doing yoga or low impact aerobics to distract me from falling face first into a bag of crack (our family's not so fond name for potato chips), one of my personal weaknesses. I used NSAID's for years to manage joint/muscle pain but recently read that that might be contributing to my gut issues, so I've stopped. Reduced inflammation & pain: another hoped for outcome of my journey here. Anyway, I'm excited to begin. And hopeful. And determined. Breakfast & lunch for tomorrow are already packed and ready to go. Blessed be. Let's do this! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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