GFgirl Posted October 15, 2012 Share Posted October 15, 2012 Today is the offical start date of my whole 30. I am excited and a bit nervous at the same time. My name is Amy and I have been gluten free for a few years due to being diagnosed with celiac disease. I was feeling amazing after I cut out wheat after YEARS of pain and stomach issues. I was amazed at how well and energenic I felt in just a short period of time. Over the past year, the aches and pains have started again, and I have found myself exhausted and with stomach issues again. I have been struggling for YEARS to lose the last 5/10lbs, and layer of fat that has been hiding my muscles that I work hard for. I have been a fanatic (though I have always allowed myself one cheat meal a week, which sometimes have become cheat weekend....oops) at eating clean and tracking my calories, and have been frustrated with my lack of results. I stumbled upon the whole 30 program when I was doing some research via the internet. I purchased the book, and over the past week have been reading it with my husband. We decided to give it a go, and I am suspecting that I have issues with dairy, and possibly other grains, and I am eager to see how the 30 days turn out. I am toatally okay with removing grains completely from my diet if I need to and after reading the book I don't really care to re-introduce them back. I was surprised and thrilled to hear that my husband wanted to do this along with me. I think having nothing in the house to slip will make this a bit easier. He also hasn't had the energy he use to have and is hoping some annoying aches will go away. His biggest challenge will be to not lose any weight. I am going to need to really make sure he eats enough. His work is strenous and he can not afford to lose any lbs. and he would really like to gain if anything! Yesterday, I did some major food prep for the week. I have always done food prep on Sunday, but this was MAJOR!! I am sure, as with anything, it will get a bit easier with time. I am excited to see what the next 30 days and beyond will have in store for me. I will do my best to log in here everyday for the next 30+ days. Plan of attack: 1. Grocery shop every Friday or Saturday, and prep every Sunday for the week. Plan out all meals for the week to set myself up for success. 2. Stick to whole 30 program as described. No slips. 3. STAY OFF SCALE. (This will be very hard for me: I weigh myself every morning) 4. Track meals, mood and sleep patterns and adjust accordingly. 5. Aim for 7/8 hrs of sleep every night. 6. Stay positive and focused. What I hope to get out of my whole30: 1. Learn to not obsess about my food and calories and to not be afraid about having fat in my meals. 2. Get some energy back into my life. Get rid of some aches and pains: especially in my legs and right shoulder. 3. Sleep better. 4. I would love to lose some lbs, but would be just as happy if I lost some inches and body fat. I would love to remove the last bit of goo to show off some more muscle definition. 5. Learn to embrace the paleo lifestyle and make it 365 days and not just 30. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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