Stephanie Shanks Posted September 13, 2012 Share Posted September 13, 2012 On my wedding day I weighed 300lbs. My amazing husband could care less but I was sick, unhealthy, unhappy and feeling hopeless. Over the next few years I was able to shed 80lbs total (including re-gain and loss) but then plateaued in the 240s and have been stuck there for more than three years. Joining Crossfit in April of this year, I had heard about Paleo eating but took the idea to mean eat as much protein, fat, fruits and veggies as I liked...right? Wrong. For me - a person with a sugar addiction (in the form of an eating disorder which - in my life - had led to dishonesty and theft) - being allowed to eat whatever I liked of those categories - even in a specific caloric range set by my dietician - wasn't enough to stop the binges. If I have any sugar, I have ALL the sugar. Discovering Whole30 and having a chance to cut off the sugar demon's foothold with NO excuses - even "diet" ones - has already been amazing. Cravings? Yes. Acting on it? Not on my life...at least not yet. I'm officially on day three but actually a week now <I started officially following our anniversary because I chose to have a nice glass of wine that day>...long road ahead but entirely worth it. Thanks for the ear! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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