Littlelotte Posted September 26, 2017 Share Posted September 26, 2017 Hey all! Woo it's been almost exactly three years since my first whole30. Three years! I can't believe it. So much has happened since then. For one, I had a really rough depression patch that pushed me to consider more professional treatment. A prescription and some doggie cuddles later, and I have been considerably better. I still have times when the depression comes creeping back in, but usually it only lasts for a day or a week instead of months. Significant depression-free for probably a year now! Also very recently diagnosed with a sleep disorder so that's been fun. Basically my brain produces too much of a molecule that is natural but acts similarly to a sleeping pill. So. FUN TIMES, AMIRITE? I actually think my energy problems that helped inspire me to do my first Whole30 were an early symptom of this. Anyway, so here I am again. Though this is my second log, I have ended up doing about 1-2 Whole30s per year since but I haven't really felt the need to log again until now. I'm not going to lie to myself and say I'm doing another whole30 now to solely improve my health or anything; primarily my goal is weight loss. No matter how much I tell myself it isn't. I'm hoping to change that mentality and focus more on body positivity but my pants aren't fitting well and I'm too embarrassed to go buy new ones that FIT in larger sizes. Also though, I just got back from a long stay abroad in a non-English speaking country, and while there, it was hardd to look at ingredients lists all the time. So I just said "F this, I'm only here like this once, I'm going to eat what I want and enjoy the culture while I'm here, darn it." I have minimal regrets about this decision, but my stomach came back all sorts of whacked, and I had gained more weight. I tried doing a whole30 when I got back, but got sick and tired of going to bed hungry at night because I couldn't or didn't want to cook/put up with the school's crummy vegetables. But now I'm stressed, self-conscious, occasionally moderately depressed, and I don't need bad eating habits held over my head while I'm dealing with everything else. I guess that's everything for now. I'll be starting my new Whole30 tomorrow. Peace. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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