LizaQ Posted March 27, 2018 Share Posted March 27, 2018 Week 0 - I am planning to start next week and am researching/planning/testing this week. But I decided to start logging now so I can see how my symptoms are on what I'm currently eating. Some basic info - I'm 52, married, 4 children, 2 still at home. My family is supportive of my doing the Whole 30 but are still hoping I find time to make some carby side dishes for them! I'm the cook around here. I have been on WW for the past 3 months and have lost some weight. But I am not here to lose more (even though I am obese and my drs are encouraging me to keep losing) or faster. I am here to learn how the elimination/re-introduction of these food affects my Rheumatoid Arthritis and a few other issues. I intend to keep tracking my food on the WW app as it is easy and already a habit and I don't actually have to weigh/measure - I can guesstimate or even just list If I decide to. I have been weighing myself daily in order to get used to the daily/weekly fluctuations and the general trend downwards. That is a habit I will not continue! I doubt that I will mention WW again but since the entire WW way of thinking is not Whole 30ish, I thought that I should mention it. I made a list of my symptoms from big to small and am categorizing them so I can keep track. Skin - acne, chronic unexplained dermatitis. Digestive - heartburn (rare now because I am on a medication for it), bloating, constipation, loose stools. Rheumatoid Arthritis - joint stiffness and pain, exhaustion. Mental - brain fog, general vague depression, Trichotillomania (was surprised to see this on the list!). Menopause (I realize I can't exactly stop the process but I do hope that I can decrease some of these symptoms!!) - Hot flashes, bloating, insomnia. Other symptoms that don't seem related - high blood pressure, anemia, seasonal allergies, random muscle pain (don't think it is RA related), gingivitis (fighting it but still an issue). OK - that's enough for one post. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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