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Hi all!

I'm Emma and I am currently on day six of my second attempt at the Whole30. I first attempted last August 2016 and made it about a week. I was able to remove alcohol for 30 days however. In the past two years I've gained 50+ lbs. I don't feel like myself and with my family history of diabetes I don't want to go down that path. I've never weighed more than 160lbs up until 2 years ago and now I'm over 200lbs. I'm not entirely sure what led to the weight gain. I seemed to start gaining weight after starting Prozac two years ago, but I realize it must've also been related to my diet. I live in St. Petersburg, FL and it's hard not to succumb to all the amazing restaurants and bars here. I have a pretty social friend group, so it's also hard to avoid the FOMO. But I've gotten to the point that I don't even want to go out anymore because I'm so embarrassed about my weight gain. I am definitely an emotional eater with a sweet tooth. I figured that I wasn't going to lose weight/maintain a healthy weight until I kicked my cravings and got a better handle on my eating. So I'm trying the Whole30 for a second time. I went off of my Prozac about a month ago (I determined the cause of my mood swings were PMDD and changing my birth control was a life saver). I've been doing yoga, meditation and try to catch up on my long list of books to read. I should also note that I am in graduate school and I am doing an internship until October. So I don't really have the time or money to be going to bars/eating out anyway right now. Hopefully that will make it a littler easier to complete this Whole30. It's been rough having to cook nearly every day, but I think I have a plan to make it easier for this upcoming week. I have some gastro distress and some irritability, but nothing crazy so far. Looking forward to the support on this forum!

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