yams_before_gams Posted December 8, 2015 Share Posted December 8, 2015 I did my first Whole30 in January of this year and then another in July. I had great energy levels at the end, upbeat moods were easy to come by and I lost some weight. So I was going along riding my own bike and then BAM - I was offered a 3-week trip to India (I work for a travel company sometimes these opportunities come up). This was around mid-October the offer came up. I tried to do a Whole20 before leaving for India and did alright. But I made 0 plans for eating well in India. I left at the beginning of November and almost instantly things got way out of control. I stopped following any plans at all and full on off- roaded into the deep jungles of sugarland. I had rice almost every day as it's a main staple served with the different sauce rich Indian foods. After living gluten free for the past 5 years I actually had NAan. The repercussions of wheat/gluten, lots of grains and sugary desserts were apparent and I became incredibly disappointed in myself. As if the other mistakes weren't enough I was kind of shocked I went back to breads. Any way I was in a different country so I tried not to beat myself up too terrible. Now I've been back home for almost two weeks and while i have gone back to eating gluten free. I've continued my sugar/carb bender - eating lots of non-gluten grains that I wasn't touching at all before I left. Also sugary treats abound. I'm pretty upset I haven't gotten back to the plan (i know i need to do another full whole30) my hormones, moods, energy and overall well being are all way out of whack. I'm really disappointed I'm almost back to where I was before I started this at the beginning of the year. The bad feelings of not starting when I know I should are being compounded by worries that even if I get it together. It will only be a matter of time until I'm sucked back into my old ways of overeating carbs and stuffing my face with food with no brakes. I'm also making excuses about Christmas coming up and I know I won't stick to the plan with all the upcoming festivities so that's also making me put off starting again. Any motivating tips / ideas / or thoughts of any kind are welcome! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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