art cabana jojo Posted February 14, 2013 Share Posted February 14, 2013 I am starting my very first whole 30 tomorrow.. i have wanted to do this since i read about it several months ago but kept looking for the perfect 30 day window between parties and events... figured the day after valentine's day until st. patrick's day seemed doable. I have been off work recovering my rotator cuff surgery and over the past 3 months have managed to put on ELEVEN pounds... i have tried to lose it,.... losing a few pounds over a couple weeks and then gaining them back after a weekend of festivities... then back to fasting and exercising and counting carbs... and i think my body just needs a reset... back to my roots of eating real food... mostly plants.. not too much! I have been eating paleo for about 18 months so the no grains and legumes will not be an issue... i do eat dairy.. so giving up the splash of cream in my coffee will be interesting... i was going to say HARD but when i read the rules it clearly states that drinking my coffee black is. not. hard. i also adore my cheeses and yogurt and sour cream... life will go on... My obstacles: GUM... i chew gum all day long.. well not all the time.. i put a piece in... chew for 5 minutes or so... spit it out... and then about 15-30 minutes later i put in another piece... chew for 5 or so minutes and repeat... ALL DAY LONG... like a chain smoker only gum... so this will be quite a challenge for me to not chew gum for 30 days... because of the xylitol and other added BS... acesfulme K... can't be good for me. not sure how i will deal with making sure i have fresh breath... i have a fear that i will have bad breath i guess... maybe i will just take my toothbrush every where i go and brush often... gargle??? i will figure something out. WINE AND ALCOHOL.... i have a glass of wine daily sometimes 2 ... there is something to "drink" at every social get together... and my friends seem to be really vested in what i is in my glass... i have opted for sparkly water on a few occasions and been called out on it... "youre not drinking??" "what crazy diet are you on now?" "one glass isn't going to kill you" ... "come on lighten up" .. you would have thought that peer pressure would have been left in jr high... but here it still rears it's ugly head... crazy. SO.. not exactly sure how i will handle this one... a few years ago i couldn't drink for few weeks because i got e-coli and was on an anti biotic that when you consume alcohol with it it cause violent vomiting... that info was enough to deter even the slightest sip of wine.. so i am toying with the idea of just LYING... and saying that i am on an anti-biotic and can't drink.. just so i don't have to explain and listen to the arguments for or against my way of eating.... the truth can just be too much to handle. OK.. those are my two biggest obstacles that i am aware of right now... i am sure that more will arise and i will look to you all for guidance and advice on how to deal with them as i journey through this month... maybe i will get find better health... better mental clarity... and hopefully a set of balls to deal with peer pressure in my social settings. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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