aprilb Posted January 8, 2017 Share Posted January 8, 2017 I know I'm late to the party, but I'd like to document my second round of Whole 30 because I am on a mission to find my FFF! Currently on Day 7. I have to say, this round has been SO much better than the last for me. Experience is helping. The first 3-4 days were tough, with a persistent headache. (Though the headache actually started several days before my Whole30, and it was actually the reason that I decided to bump up my start date ... was originally going to start on January 3rd. I just needed to end my misery. I've most certainly done that! I'm feeling great!) Some things that have changed since the last round for me: Last time, I did have more of a focus of losing weight. I'm not going to lie. I did want the overall goal of improving health and reducing/eliminating inflammation, but weight was a factor. I'm not going to say I'm not thinking about that, or excited about it at all this round, but it is less of a focus. Last round, although I did technically remain compliant for the entire 30 (even through some tough social situations), I had some days that I didn't eat the best. This was due to my poor planning and laziness. I own it. I had some days where I maybe had even more than one Lara Bar in a day to get through. Or maybe stress-ate organic fruit leather for a sugar hit. Or went well above the recommended two cups max of coffee in the morning. Yes, compliant. But not recommended. I own that. I'm working on that. Last time, I didn't plan well. I hit a wall of complete lack of food enjoyment because of it. (No "good" food in the house leads to boredom which leads to ... not even wanting to eat, really.) I'm happy to say that at some point, I did get a copy of Against All Grain and tried out a few recipes from it. They were delicious and that really helped! So this time, I'm working hard to stay ahead of the curve and not allow that to happen. Last time, I really skated out on the Reintroduction. Mentally, I prepped myself for 30 days. But its not really a Whole30, is it?! Its really more like a Whole40 or more, if you do the Reintroduction correctly. So, I'm not here judging anyone's choices or anything, but I am saying that for ME, I need to know what's going on with my body and how I can be the best ME that I can, for my family and friends and students I teach. In order to be the best me, I've got to be taking care of me. In order to take care of me, I need to know exactly what things cause poor health for me. And in order to know what those things are, I need to get down to business in the Reintroduction. And in order to have a good Reintroduction, and truly find my FOOD FREEDOM FOREVER, I've got to have a solid first 30. And that, my friends, is how I've arrived on the doorstep of Day 7 with a ton of passion and resolve. I'm feeling great. I'm feeling in control of my destiny. And I want that to continue ... to February and BEYOND. :-) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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