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Baker's Wife Starting Sept. 2nd

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Hi there! I'm Jess and I'm starting my first round of Whole 30 on Sept. 2nd. I'm a little anxious, but excited to see how this changes my relationship with food. I've had a horrible relationship with food my entire life, and now I've found myself at 33 years old and 200 pounds. I never wanted to be here. I've gained 30 pounds this year, and it has to stop. That being said, I'm not looking at Whole 30 as just a weight-loss program. I really want to better understand how food affects my body. Through my weight gain this year, I've also noticed a lot more swelling and just generally feeling crappy. This makes sense when I'm eating crap. 

Oh, also, I'm the wife of a baker. He makes DELICIOUS things all the time -- and while I don't really consider myself having a big sweet tooth (I generally crave salty, spicy things) -- I just can't say no to his cookies. Thankfully he's very supportive and is also a great cook, and I know he'll help me stay on track. That being said, we have markets twice this month where I'll be around his baking all day trying to sell it, which also means he has to cook all that stuff (IT SMELLS SO GOOD). However, this is going to be a part of my life always, so I need to learn to be around it without totally messing everything up. I'm sure I'll have to lean on you guys during those days, though. 

But I feel ready. I've bought a food sensitivity journal and am planning on taking good notes after every meal/day about how I feel. I've read the symptom calendar and know that I'm going to feel gross for probably the first two weeks, maybe more. But I'm hoping to break through these cravings and take control of my life. I hope to get more energy and be able to think more clearly. 

Any and all advice welcome! 

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10 hours ago, JessFind said:

Hi there! I'm Jess and I'm starting my first round of Whole 30 on Sept. 2nd. I'm a little anxious, but excited to see how this changes my relationship with food. I've had a horrible relationship with food my entire life, and now I've found myself at 33 years old and 200 pounds. I never wanted to be here. I've gained 30 pounds this year, and it has to stop. That being said, I'm not looking at Whole 30 as just a weight-loss program. I really want to better understand how food affects my body. Through my weight gain this year, I've also noticed a lot more swelling and just generally feeling crappy. This makes sense when I'm eating crap. 

Oh, also, I'm the wife of a baker. He makes DELICIOUS things all the time -- and while I don't really consider myself having a big sweet tooth (I generally crave salty, spicy things) -- I just can't say no to his cookies. Thankfully he's very supportive and is also a great cook, and I know he'll help me stay on track. That being said, we have markets twice this month where I'll be around his baking all day trying to sell it, which also means he has to cook all that stuff (IT SMELLS SO GOOD). However, this is going to be a part of my life always, so I need to learn to be around it without totally messing everything up. I'm sure I'll have to lean on you guys during those days, though. 

But I feel ready. I've bought a food sensitivity journal and am planning on taking good notes after every meal/day about how I feel. I've read the symptom calendar and know that I'm going to feel gross for probably the first two weeks, maybe more. But I'm hoping to break through these cravings and take control of my life. I hope to get more energy and be able to think more clearly. 

Any and all advice welcome! 

Hey JessFind!  I'm starting September 2nd too and have a lot of the same concerns as you do - looking to feel more connected to my body and not just feel crappy and bummed out all the time.  I gained about 30 pounds over the course of a year as well and it SUCKS.  I feel you on wanting to understand how things affect my body, and I want to feel like I can actually DO something with that understanding too!

Major kudos to you for doing a whole30 while surrounded by delicious baked goods - that would be such a challenge for me!!  Good luck! :)

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Hi @JessFind and @Prairie Dawn,

First let me say welcome and congratulations for doing something so very good for yourselves. I know that although challenging, Whole30 can be done no matter what. I myself have made it through all kinds of temptations during my multiple rounds. I would say try to stay away from the baking but clearly that's not an option for you Jess. I know you can get thru anything for a month and it sounds like you have a supportive husband which is so awesome. Can't wait to hear how it goes for you guys as we roll on into a super healthy September!

Cheers!

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I'm starting September 2, too! I've done 3 full rounds of whole30 before and I can't even put into words how incredible I feel when I'm doing it. 

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If it's ok with you all, I may just jump on to this thread- I am three days behind you but so far haven't found anyone that started on the 5th (I just like round numbers, ok!?). I am day 2 and just made my husband a breakfast sandwich because I am probably the best wife ever, and am currently enjoying a plate of veggie hash while I peruse the forums. 

I have done 2 partial Whole30s and 1 full before, and I love them. It's such a feasible reset for me and gives me an intentional, health focused approach to controlling myself. I HATE scale culture and I am stoked to be here with you all! How is the meal planning going? 

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