musclesglasses5 Posted August 5, 2015 Share Posted August 5, 2015 Hey all -- very excited to be here. Today is the first day of my Whole30. I saw Melissa Hartwig at a seminar in NYC in December 2014 and she gave me some awesome advice on managing stress during the Whole30 (and she also signed my copy of ISWF). It took me 7-8 months, but I finally realized I needed to switch jobs in order to stay in my industry and have a life that is supportive of W30 tenets. I'm currently taking a few months off in between jobs, and I figure today is the best day to start my Whole30. I've had a couple false starts but this really feels like the real thing because at this point my livelihood depends on completing this W30. Hoping to have some great before / after pics to send Melissa to show her that I was definitely listening! Took the befores this morning and I will go hide my scale in some place inaccessible for 30 days after I post this message. Here are the gory details of what 4 years of stress can do to a body, from this morning's measurements: Gender: Male Age: 26 Height: 6'1.5" Weight: 245.9 lbs Scale Body Fat Calc: 32.8% (I'd guess it's closer to 30 but accepting what scale said for tracking purposes) Widest Belly Circumference, no suck: 44.5 in Waist Circumference, no suck: 40.75 in Hip Circumference (widest), no suck: 42.5 in Chest Circumference: 45 in. Right Thigh (widest circumference): 26 in. Ailments: UC/UP/IBD, gout and other joint pain, insulin resistance, low energy levels, insomnia, among others. I'm taking at least 15 pills and vitamins a day. I'm too young to have a lot of these ailments, most would say, but I am thankful and blessed that curing most of these ailments is generally in my control. I'm going to cook myself real food, count calories, up my cardio when I'm ready (I've been on/off Paleo for years), and stay focused on the prize. I suspect there will be a lot of non-scale victories. Thanks for reading. And let's do this thing. I'm hoping to write a phenomenal success story post on September 4 (DAY 31)! Zack Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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