Elechdub Posted November 26, 2012 Share Posted November 26, 2012 I'm on day 9 of my first Whole30 and I'm dying. Or at least it feels that way. I've been bloated since I started but today, my jeans aren't even fitting. I have the worst stomach ache -- stabby needles in my guts. And the most horrendous gas. Ugh. I was waking up at 5:30am before I started and now I can barely drag myself out of bed at 6:45am. I have no energy to work out. I have headaches on and off throughout the day. I'm cranky and I lose it at my husband for the stupidest things. I feel depressed -- i never normally feel depressed. I couldn't stand it anymore and got on the scale today and I'm UP 3 pounds from when I started. To top it off, my period is due any day now and everything feels so much worse today. I have hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's but no symptoms for years. My goal for this 30 day experiment was to feel and look better and to develop a better relationship with food. I've been eating totally on plan. Tons of veggies, ranging from raw leafy greens to steamed or roasted mixes. Mostly chicken, turkey and eggs as my protein. Avocados and coconut oil as my fats. I added in coconut milk because i was worried about not getting enough fat (yes, the stuff in the can, not the stuff in the carton). I cut out the nuts and fruit few days ago and things got exponentially worse. I'm not sneaking in any sugars or wheat or weird crap -- I read all labels and have been a total control freak for the past 9 days. I cooked all of my own stuff for thanksgiving and didn't eat a single thing off plan. I'm so close to giving up. I had such high hopes of feeling so much better and maybe even finally losing those last stubborn 10 lbs. Instead I look like a beached whale and I think I may be screwing up my thyroid. I'm terrified that I'm going to gain weight. I'm terrified that I'm going to fart at work. Or throw up. Or snap at my new boss. Please tell me it gets better. And, for heavens sake, is this normal?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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