LindaLee Posted June 14, 2012 Share Posted June 14, 2012 Hello...my name is Linda and my husband and I are hoping to officially start the Whole30 plan this weekend. I'm 50 and my husband is 54. We are newlyweds! We just got married in October. In the last few years, I've developed seasonal allergy symptoms (primarily to mold) and my cholesterol went up to 250 (though my triglycerides are good; it's my LDL that sucks). I've gained hips/saddle bags that I never, ever had before, and my energy levels have been very low. My doctor put me on statins, partially I think due to my fear - my mother had a massive stroke when she was 55 and died at age 63, and I am petrified that I'll meet the same fate. I know I have unhealthy attachments to food; I tend to eat very well when my husband is here, but much worse when he isn't and I'm feeling lonely. I was on the statins for two months. During that time I gained an unacceptable amount of weight, and when I went on line to see whether this was a common side effect, I saw so many horror stories about the side effects that I stopped taking them immediately. My husband and I both used to do a lot of hiking and work building trails, but in the last few years we've curtailed that due to living in two different towns (because he has partial custody of his son). We've both gained more weight than we like, though neither of us are overweight. We want our healthy bodies back, and we want a changed LIFESTYLE not just a temporary diet fix. Since we just got married, we want to have many, many happy active years together. Ron did the Caveman diet many years ago and said he lost a ton of weight and never felt better. He's all for it. I love to work out but Crossfit scares me! Lately I've been alternately walk/jogging (couch to 5K), with circuit weights at the gym and the Firm aerobic weight training. So here we are...I'd love to hear from other people, especially folks who are our age and who don't have ready access to organic food stores or farmer's markets! Linda Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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