HumblyHopeful Posted August 11, 2016 Share Posted August 11, 2016 Thursday, August 11, 2016: Day 7 After day 1 of headaches and hunger... Days 2 - 3 getting hungry between meals even though I ate enough at each meal to feel my stomach stretch... Days 4 - 5 craving coffee - delicious, sweet coffee… *Day 4 - 5 I was with my mom and sister for my mom's b-day. It was a struggle to turn down the chocolate ganache cake, to prepare my own food, and especially to not share in the morning coffee ritual with my mom and sister. They were supportive and we still had a great time together! And day 6 of craving treats that anyone within earshot mentioned, and as such was the worst day for combatting that Sugar Dragon beast. Some struggles I still am working through are that I am still only getting about 5 hours of sleep. I will usually wake up around 2 - 3 a.m. and stay awake until 6 a.m. I finally ate within the hour of waking up this morning when I realized I couldn’t go back to sleep. This adds an extra meal in my three meals/day, which I guess is okay. The temptation to step on the scale or measure my body has been infrequent and fleeting, but I still need to be conscious of my desire to value myself based on a number. I have noticed some positive changes in myself that I’ve not seen for a long time as I complete week one of my first Whole30. I have gradually felt better and noticed positive changes in my attitude, mental state, and physical attributes. My skin is clearing up, my goiter is not as swollen, and the most significant change though… …and this is TMI… …is that I finally ovulated! I have been under doctor care for infertility. My doctor introduced me to W30 and it seems to work as this is the only change I've made. If it keeps me off meds and gets me back to my active, healthy lifestyle then every struggle is worth it. I am excited and surprised that within one week of my Whole30 I have actually ovulated! Anyway, my goal today is to go swimming, maybe watch some t.v. and prepare for this coming school year. I can't wait to see my students and to have more energy this school year! I really hope this process gets easier and I can overcome a number of health issues. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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