TriGirlD Posted November 22, 2015 Share Posted November 22, 2015 So, I finished the first round of Whole30 and had some amazing non-scale victories! But, my weight loss was not that exciting. Maybe 4 lbs if I'm being generous. Unfortunately, I lost my starting measurements (the app deleted them) so I can't tell how many inches went down. I took 4 days off for a vacation I had planned, and then jumped back in. I'm on Day 14 of my second Whole 30. I keep seeing these success stories of folks who look like different people after their 30 days! 10, 20 lbs down! And it makes me wonder what I'm doing wrong. I have followed this program obsessively to the letter, checked in with moderators to tweak my meals and PWO snacks, and still, the change in my body is less than drastic. I think I'm so focused on this because my doctor wants me to get to less than 30 BMI before we do IVF this spring. So it doesn't matter how many inches come off my body - my actual weight has to go down. I'm about 6lbs shy of that number and was hoping I would hit it with this program. Unfortunately, I can't tell if this has helped my PCOS yet (one of my main motivations for doing this) because I have to be on regulated hormones until the end of November. I'm hoping when I come off those to see improvements in my cycle. Here are my non-scale victories: - Just bought pants a size smaller. My old pants aren't hanging off me, but I seem to be able to button up smaller things. - I no longer need coffee!! I don't feel "Tigers Blood" or super high energy, but I also haven't yawned in over a month or felt like i needed caffeine, which is a huge improvement! - The biggest most important change is the death of the Sugar Dragon! Last week I sat in a meeting with home baked pies and even served up slices to people, and didn't obsess about having any. It almost seemed easy to just say no! Before, I would have thought about those pies all night and into the next morning. - I feel like my body may be trying to sleep better, though my dogs and husband seem to always wake me up between 4 and 6am. I can't figure out how to stop this. I definitely fall asleep faster. -All day long I am full and satiated. I no longer have to think about packing snacks or a rumbling stomach every 2 hours. I can go 4-5 hours without being hungry. -Now, when I get hungry, it isn't the faint, dizzy, weak, urgent hunger from blood sugar dropping that I used to routinely get. It's a dull, non urgent feeling. Wow, very cool! So... I guess I am questioning this all today because last night my husband and I went out on a date, and he is really sick of having to change everything we do because of how I'm eating. Everyone else ordered drinks and the mac and cheese appetizer. He drank by himself and we ordered the veggies. No sauce on our meat, no dessert, no sharing of beers. I almost caved. I almost said, "what is the point, I'm not losing weight anyway!" But I didn't... and I'm determined to get through Thanskgiving week next week still on-plan. Because I owe it to myself to have a second Whole30 experience completely and see what can happen. There are a lot of great things happening here. I have to try to not focus on the scale so much. Any encouragement you all have would be so appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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