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6 months into Whole30/9 and I'm a different person...

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I started my first Whole 30 on January 5th.  I was so blown away by the positive results, I immediately completed a 2nd round and then did a 3rd round shortly after.  In between rounds (and currently), I stay pretty darn close to the Whole30 parameters. 

 

Prior to committing to the first round (and for the lifetime before that), I struggled tremendously with my weight.  I do have PCOS, which can make weight loss a little tricky, but I also had a vicious sugar addiction, and an extremely abusive relationship with food and the scale.

 

Since starting my first Whole30 six months ago, I've experienced the following:

  • A loss of 42 pounds, 25 inches, and 3 dress sizes
  • Minimized PCOS symptoms
  • Reduced anxiety/panic attacks - more mood stability
  • Better recovery
  • Drastically reduced joint pain/aches
  • Glowing skin
  • A younger appearance (I'm told)
  • Freedom from sugar addiction, food obsession/abuse, scale obsession
  • New-found confidence/self-love

 

I'm not the same person I was 6 months ago inside or out.  At this point, I'm very comfortable "riding my own bike" - I crave, prepare, and eat Whole30 food 99% of the time, and whenever I'm faced with an "off-plan" choice or treat, I always mindfully consider whether or not it will be worth it (taste and consequences) and exercise the "one-bite" rule.  

 

I'm looking great, feeling great, performing great, and getting to enjoy much more of life now that I'm not a prisoner to food. Hallelujah Whole30 - looking forward to another 6 months of getting more awesome!

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You look like a whole different person - and obviously you're not LOL but you know what I mean... Well done you!! Keep up the good work  :)

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Holy moly, you look so, SO happy in the second picture!  Also, love the contrast of the white lace against the tattoos!

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You guys are so sweet!  Thanks for all the love.  Hope it inspires someone else out there to get on board or stick with it.  I want to preach Whole30 from the mountaintops!

You've inspired me!  Thank you for sharing this.  Just stunning! :)

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What an inspiration. I'm at the tail end of my first Whole30 but the weight loss has not been great. I know that I have to keep going an you have just done that for me.  Feeling great is better than any # on a scale, I know, but a little something something helps:) Thank you!

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Holy moly Girl! What a transformation! You look radiantly beautiful! And thank you for sharing your specifics! I'm inspired by your commitment, your weight loss, breaking sugar slavery, and mood stability!

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Wonderful!!! I am on day 88 and want to do what you said.. stay VERY close to the rules even when I'm technically done my whole100.

 

You look incredible! thanks for this post. It helped me today!

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This is amazing & inspiring to read!! You look absolutely radiant in your photos. I was just wondering, how do you deal with social gatherings? I feel like that is my biggest worry--I currently live overseas (Korea) and there aren't that many places near where I live that are Whole30 compliant. I'm pretty sure this Whole30 will lead to more of a lifestyle change (paleo), so I'm wondering how other people are able to balance it with their social lives.

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