Miss FitFreak Posted November 7, 2016 Share Posted November 7, 2016 Well hello Whole30 world! I am in, I guess, the "prep" phase of the Whole30. A couple of weeks ago I had finally decided I heard enough about Whole30 and was ready to give it a try. When I was going through the Whole30 book and trying to decide a start date, I decided that I would use January 2, 2017 as my start date. I know that is a long way off (well, sort of...can't believe it's November already!), but I also know myself and know I wouldn't be able to make it through the holiday season with a complete round. I have a tendency to self-sabotage, give in to excuses, and cave for cravings. I am going to take this extra time before starting to really get ready. I am reading the books. I now have Whole30 which I just finished, It Starts with Food which I will be starting Wednesday after some family affairs, and Food Freedom Forever for when I finish my first round. I also know I will need to meticulously plan out my meals. I eat out way too much (deep fried greasy food is my nemesis, along with bread), and need to make it easy for me not to make that quick pit stop at the drive through or have it delivered. I am my own worst enemy, and the extra prep time will help me get a grip and really dig deep into what I need to do. I have already started to work on my pantry and fridge so I don't have any tempting foods within reach. I did that about a week ago. And let me tell you, I have paced around and around and around in my kitchen looking for that thing to satisfy me - doritos, butter-laden popcorn, or just anything extra salty, extra crunchy, and extra not healthy for me. I have carrots and apples and celery, but it's just not the same...yet. I'm hoping I'll get there one day, but this process is already showing me what an issue I have with food. I mean, I already knew I had food issues (I have gained 100 pounds in 10 years because of my terrible food choices and steady decline of physical activity), but it's amazing how much more clearer it is when you try to fix it. This is not going to be easy. And completely giving up Mt. Dew is going to be extremely difficult, but I think I'm finally at a point in my life where I know I need to turn things around if I don't want to have any major health issues in the very near future. Anywho, I thought I would get on here and get this thing started since my in-person support system isn't the biggest. Not that I don't have friends or family I could turn to (and a couple of them I will), but it's more about me being ashamed and also me not liking to need help from anyone. I'm hoping I'll get more comfortable with both of those, but for now, I have a feeling this is going to be my "safe space" to come and share. So thanks to all that take the time to read/reply to any of my posts! Tata for now, Andi Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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