SimpleNotEasy Posted January 1, 2016 Share Posted January 1, 2016 Wo-hoo! I completed a Whole 30 during the month of December!!! Yes, it can be done, and for me, it was the BEST thing I could possibly have done for myself. Benefits I have observed: 1. I began to feel more emotionally upbeat immediately upon deciding to do a Whole 30 and continued to feel good emotionally throughout the month as I succeeded. As I look back at myself during October and November, it is like looking at a different person. I started in a low place and am ending feeling optimistic and certain that I can move forward in health. 2. Due to the conversations here in this community on the forums, I recognized that I have an addiction to sugar and that it is of primary importance that I not reawaken the sugar dragon as I go forward. I must comment that the absence of sugar in my system allowed for the clarity of thought to be able to gain this understanding as I processed through multiple discussions about being a moderator vs. abstainer and addiction. 3. My belly flattened (loss of bloat) within the first few days. 4. My sleep improved a little bit. 5. My PMS symptoms improved a little bit. 6. I lost an inch at my belly button and 6 lbs of scale weight. I almost did not want to list this, because although I am happy about it, numbers 1 & 2 above are so much more significant to me and I don't want those to be overlooked and to get boiled down to the weight loss. I'm grateful for the Whole 30 & for these forums & the support I've found here. Thank you to my new friends - Ali, littleg, Lauren, Brewer, ArtFossil, & Britt. You've each contributed to the success I had & this takes time & energy. Thanks for your input & wisdom. It's more fun &'easier to journey together. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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