srp1777 Posted October 13, 2012 Share Posted October 13, 2012 I was pretty much paleo before I started the Whole30 for health reasons, but weight loss was not happening and my skin started breaking out horribly after I had to go through some allergy testing, during which I had to eat gluten, dairy, and soy. I had been wanting to do a Whole30 for about 6 months, but because of the supplements the doctor had me taking, I could not be 100% compliant. Finally, I told the doc it was time for me to try my own thing for a month or two and see how it goes. My results? Anti-climactic, but to be expected since I was pretty much paleo beforehand. -Weight down 6.6 lbs -Waist down 1.5 inches -Hips down 1 inch -Upper chest down .75 inch -Lower chest (under the girls) down 1.75 inches -About 1 inch on each thigh -Energy ok, but not incredible -Narcolepsy symptoms easing up a bit -Skin...still horrible! After talking to my husband, I realize that I have made some awesome progress. The biggest of which is that I put my scale away and didn't base my emotions on what it read each day. Like he said, I cannot expect to be back to my skinny active self in 30 days, but progress is progress and any weight loss/inch loss is to be applauded since the last 2 years, when I first got sick, has been a horrible upward progression of weight. I can't say that I haven't noticed a bit of an energy increase either. I can't say it has been mind-boggling, crazy amounts of excess energy, but I am doing a lot more during the day rather than coming home from work and dragging through the rest of the night. Also, the doc had me on a really low carb diet so I was barely eating any vegetables and never ate fruit. Now, I make sure I get lots of leafy greens at every meal, eat sweet potatoes or squash once or twice a day, and enjoy the occasional piece of fruit. This all makes me very happy because I love my veggies! The only thing I cannot understand is what is with my skin?!?! I am still getting breakouts along the side of my face, under my jawline/chin, and down my neck. There are a few on my temples and forehead, but they are not too bad. I don't know what else to do. In addition to my diet, I keep my hair pulled back at night, wash my face after I wash my hair to make sure there is no conditioner left on my skin that could cause problems, change my pillowcase every other day, and I NEVER sleep in makeup. With all of that said, I am not stopping here. I am going to continue on with Whole30 with just a few tweaks. First of which will be getting more sleep! I already had a heart to heart with my husband about me getting at least 8 hours every night and I need his help to make sure if I have to go to bed earlier than the kids that they still get to bed on time. Also, he is not allowed to watch tv or mess around on his iPad in our bedroom after I call lights out. Second, I am allowed to start exercising again so I am working on a workout schedule that I can stick with that will not interrupt me getting sleep. Meaning no early morning workouts for me! This will be hard because I have always worked out early in the morning before work because of the kids' schedules after school, so I am not quite sure how to fit it in yet Third, I have cut out caffeine! I just started this past week to cut out the caffeine for awhile. I had one pretty bad headache for about two days, but that is about it. I don't want to rely on caffeine for energy, so I thought this would be a good start . I am not disappointed that I didn't find the "magic" that everyone talks about. I am putting the scale away, along with the tape measure, for another month and I hope to report back with more good news in November! BTW, if anyone has an idea about what I can do about my skin, please help! Thanks to all of you for taking the time to read Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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