JinTx Posted October 14, 2012 Share Posted October 14, 2012 Hey everyone! I've been lurking on the forum for a few weeks. I'm coming out of "lurk-dom" and am starting my Whole30 tomorrow, Oct 15th. I will check in here daily and post my food log as well as my thoughts for the day. First, a little background about me. Perhaps no one even cares, if that's the case, feel free to stop reading because sometimes I ramble I am a 33 yr old married momma to 2 beautiful boys--ds #1 is 11 and I like to call him my Cave Boy because he loves paleo food and is interested in health and nutrition. He has Aspergers Syndrome and has followed a gluten and caisen free diet since he was 5. Ds #2 is 7 and he's my, well, uncave boy. He's a carbaholic just like his Momma. We are not (were not) a gluten free house and ds #2 certainly loves his junk aka crap "food". I honestly do not even remember how I came across the paleo diet. It was several months back--sometime in the summer. I began researching online and tried a few recipes. I do know that this research was about how to make my household healthier. My husband recently took an interest in dropping a few pounds so I thought it was a good time to get the crap out and the good stuff in. I realized that in order to get ds #2 on board I'd have to drag him in the kitchen. I bought the paleo parents cookbook and ds 2 and myself quickly discovered that paleo food tastes good. I would also discuss with ds how good food affects our brain and bodies. I think he gets it. So, although we cook a lot of paleo food we still eat non paleo SAD crap--pizza, fast food, etc with the exception of ds #1--he remains gfcf 100%. The crap has got to stop. I am guilty of it outside the times i am with my family as well. So I've rambled about my family-lets talk about the star of the show--ME! I have always been a "big" girl. I am not tiny, never was tiny, never will be. Im ok with that. Besides, my dh likes a woman witb some meat on her bones. Hehe. I am 5'3" and am currently 170. Last sept 2011 I was 230 pounds. In sept I had gastric lap band surgery--gasp! I cant believe i just said that. The only online forum i have shared that on has been geared specifically towards weight loss surgery. I do not regret my decision. I am 60 pounds lighter and am doing things I havent done in years. The problem--I'm not at a optimal health. Why? Because i can choose to eat crap and then feel like crap as a result. The typical lap band diet consists of protein as that keeps you full. For those that do not know--lapband is a band around your stomach to make you get full on a smaller portion of food. I had tried diet after diet with no longterm success--south beach, ww, atkins, etc. All of it. I have never been able to keep it off like i can now. However, i can still eat crap and the scale goes down. I can chose to eat crap..just smaller portions of crap. So this isnt about the scale for me. Ok, not entirely about the scale. Its about me physically feeling good. Its about transforming the lifestyle my family lives. I want optimal health, and while weight is a part of that, it's not all of it. I've had a lot of positives from my weightloss this past year...my period came back (oh yeah, started today so that should make week 1 of my W30 just lovely), hip pain went away, self esteem improved, blood work improved. But things can still be better. I suspect I have ibs...i think I've had it my entire adult life but never knew it wasnt normal, i love sweets in a dysfunctional kind of way, and I dont have the energy I want. I'm excited and feel ready. I have a plan for this week. Fridge is stocked and Im ready. If anyone has any suggestions/comments on my food log please feel free to chime in. I need all the help and support i can get! J Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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