Sarah Liz Posted October 8, 2012 Share Posted October 8, 2012 Hi everyone! I'm starting my Whole30 tomorrow. I finished reading It Starts with Food yesterday. After work I'm going grocery shopping. To be honest, I feel very intimidated right now. I do love meat, eggs, fruits, and vegetables so I'm not worried about eating more of these foods. It's the cooking part that I'm a little wary of. Hopefully the cooking part will get easier and easier the more I do it. Here are my reasons for doing this: 1) General health. Bottom line, I want to be healthy. Right now, I'm a poster child for "skinny fat". (I'm 5'4" and about 130-135 lbs.) I'm not overweight but I suspect my body composition is terrible. With clothes on, I look like any normal person at this weight. When my shirt's off, all there is is flab. I want to be healthy and get all the perks that come with living a healthy lifestyle. 2) Interstitial Cystitis. I got IC in March of 2009 and was finally diagnosed in January of 2010. That year before the diagnosis was so horrible, I wouldn't wish it on anyone. My bladder pain was out of control until I was put on medication and armed with the "IC diet". (Consequently, I'm no stranger to an elimination diet.) After that, things improved dramatically but I still get pain to varying degrees daily. I suspect that processed foods are a big culprit and I want to test that theory. 3) Wedding. I know, I know, a wedding is maybe a bad reason to start something like this, but still! I'm getting married March 2013 and I'd love to be my best self for our wedding. Roadblock: I know there is one day in the coming month that I won't be able to eat 100% whole/paleo. Next Wednesday is the food tasting for my wedding. I know with the Whole30 there are 'no cheats allowed' but this will be one meal that I have to. Honestly, I'm in this for the long term and I don't think it's productive to put off starting this for another week and a half just because of one meal. I'm looking forward to meeting people here and taking the journey along with you! If there's a friending mechanism on here, please do so, especially if you have IC! <3 Sarah Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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