Sign in to follow this  
JustSarah

Starting September 1 (and a little about me)

Recommended Posts

Probably too much information, but I feel the need to share...

At one point in my life I was fairly thin and in good shape.  Then after my Dad passed away in 2009 I gained about 60lbs in 2 years. I was broken inside and out.  In 2013,  My eating was horrendous and all I could manage to do was go to work and go home.  I think I went with friends about 6 times in 2 years. I was fed of with being hijacked with my emotions and this person I didn't recognize in the mirror.  I was fortunate to have a good friend who recommended a gym - a powerlifting and weightlifting gym.  I had no idea what that had in store for me, but I quickly adapted a obsession for the barbell and lifting weights. I also had a coach who motivated me like no other and he introduced a macro's diet with some balance that really helped me reach goals.  I managed to lose over 50lbs,  but I looked like I lost closer to 80.  Not to mention I was strong af.   I don't know if I got overconfident or what, but i lost my drive and I'm almost back to where I was.  I've gained over 40lbs and my drive is gone. I feel weak, ashamed and I stopped going to my gym because I was so embarrassed I lost what I works so hard for - I'm still in this space today.

Recently, I've found a new trainer and gym, which seems to be helping.  I can only go about 2x a week because I'm so incredibly sore I can't function.  However, I think I'm about at the point I can add in another day soon.  We just moved to powerlifting movements and I'm finally up to 90 kilos again - (my max, for reference was 137kg/300lbs).  

How did I get here? 

 

Looking forward...

This will be my second time doing Whole 30.  The first time I did pretty good, but didn't follow it to the letter.  I failed with sticking to 3 meals a day and snacks as needed.  Sometimes I "snacked" instead of breakfast - that happened in the evening too.  I guess I didn't feel bad about it because all the food I ate was compliant and it must count for something (right?).

Well my belly got flatter and I lost roughly 6lbs.  I felt really good and was really afraid to reintroduce foods because i wasn't sure my cravings were completely gone.  

Welp here I am, 2 months later, back to eating sugar, diet pop, those evil but so good banana chips, and beer (and wine).  I haven't got on the scale, but I know I've gained that weight back and I'm super bloated.  I have managed to eliminate dairy since I realized from round 1 how terrible dairy makes me feel, but that's about it.  This week and next, I'm cutting out grains and sweeteners, and limiting sugar intake.  I don't think I can take the full shock to the system.  I want to be successful.  Of course I'll take the weight loss, but I really want to improve my relationship with food and use it as a fuel to be more active.  I may do this round longer.  I wonder if 45-60 days would have make a difference?  Of course I will stick to meal plan closer - the structure and not just the foods.

Here's to Round 2.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello I can emphasize.  I am starting on 8/28 and am using Territory Foods for many of my meals.  I have the same type of relationship with food.  I have always had a pretty muscular frame which has allowed me to get away with eating poorly at times but not so much anymore.

 

After reading "It Starts With Food" I feel compelled to treat myself better.

I may stay on longer than the 30 too.

 

Good luck.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this