jalindsey Posted July 10, 2017 Share Posted July 10, 2017 Hi there! My name is Jeri Ann, and I, along with my husband, will be starting our first whole30 on August 12th! We have a 2 and almost 4 year old, which adds to the stress of this quite a bit! However, they are the biggest reason I am doing the whole30 to begin with, so I'll use them as my motivation! After my little girl was born two years ago, my health has slowly started to worsen. I know some of that is due to normal life events and physical changes that one undergoes with pregnancies and deliveries, but I have not helped the situation with my bad eating behaviors and lack of consistent exercise. I was never an overweight child or young adult, but after a couple years in college, I seemed to have lost my youthful health. I have tried losing weight on and off for too many years to count, but what has concerned and frightened me even more in the last 3-4 years, are all the autoimmune issues I am developing! I am tired all the time, with very low energy, and just have an overall "yuck" feeling most days. My back, neck, and joints are sore all the time, my hair has been thinning, and I wake up every morning, tired. This is terrible for my kids, and I am worried about where I am going to end up if I don't get myself going in a better direction. I have read "It Starts with Food", and am currently reading the whole30 30 day guide to total health and food freedom, now, in preparation for starting and completing my whole30. I am very excited, yet very nervous and anxious at the same time. I am thankful to have this forum to gain support, knowledge, and information from. I am in the medical field, and this is a program/lifestyle change that makes complete sense to me! I am usually pretty pessimistic when it comes to diets and radical health fads, but after reading "It Starts with Food", my medical brain gave a big nod, and I knew then that this was the something I was looking for to start taking my health/life back! I'm preparing, and am looking forward to starting the journey! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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