Anham Mahna Posted February 7, 2013 Share Posted February 7, 2013 I started on Feb 4th, at 192 lbs on a 5'4" frame--about 70 lbs overweight. My heaviest ever. After my recent yearly check up, I was told I have high cholesterol and high triglycerides. I'm 41 years old. I constantly feel sluggish. I snore now, which I never did before. I know because of the added weight on my chest, which I can feel pushing against my throat when I lie down. I started Taekwondo recently, which I love, but I feel like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man in my outfit. LOL. And when I workout, I feel as though I can barely move. But I do it, because I'm tired of being so unhealthy. I have the most insatiable sugar cravings on the planet. A few days before starting the Whole30, I woke up craving donuts. I drove 8 miles to a donut shop, bought 12, then ate 4 immediately. I ate another 4 later that day. I'm always eating something sugary--gum, candy, baked goods. And if I'm not eating it, I want it. I rarely deny myself anything when it comes to food. And now I'm paying the price for it. Aside from my food vices, I've gotten rid of most of my other vices, which makes me feel relieved, if only bc I can focus on one thing. I quit smoking a few months ago, and while every now and then I want to buy cigarettes, I always think of the coughing fits I'll have, and then decide against it. Since starting on the Whole30, I am SO excited! I have lots of questions, but come to the forum often to see what people say. I am determined to do this right. I give up on everything all the time. My self-control is nil. Or WAS. Now I am a self-control addict! I am determined to embody the tenants of Taekwondo: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit. That will be me. The hubby comes home from a trip away today. He left the day I started WHole30, so I am anxious to see how I stick to the program once he comes home. In his absence, I cleaned out the fridge and cupboards... mostly. I had to leave some of his food. But i think if I cook some yummy meals, he'll be happy to eat them. And if he sees me succeed, he may join me.Here's hoping, b/c he's about as unhealthy as I am. Wish me luck! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.