The Captain Posted March 7, 2013 Share Posted March 7, 2013 Hello. I'm Anna, and I'm severely unhealthy. Hi Anna... Because that's what it feels like: an addiction. A comforting crutch of an addiction, and a big scary hard thing to break it. I've given it half-hearted attempts before, and then gotten discouraged when my less-than-stellar efforts weren't giving me the results I wanted. I'm brand new to Paleo and this will be my first Whole30. Two of the things I'm most excited about as I jump into this new lifestyle are the focus on substance over numbers, and sustainability. No more lackluster tries. I'm really ready for a change this time. Let's see. Introductions. I'm 23, 5'6", ~205lb. A long list of health problems, as well as chronic pain. I've been overweight my whole life, but generally stayed at least decently fit and athletic. For the last three or so years I've devolved into an almost completely sedentary lifestyle, though. If Whole30 can clear up even a little bit of the health issues I have, relieve even a little of my pain, it's worth it. Bonus points if it helps me drop to a healthier weight. I'm pretty clueless about exercise, and would have to start very, very slowly. Have I mentioned how embarrassingly out of shape I am now? Crossfit/regular gym memberships are not currently an option. I have a couple Pilates DvDs and a workout DvD I'll attempt to stick with, but if anyone can suggest schedules, specific exercises, programs, etc. I would really love the advice. Also, if anyone is interested in a "buddy system" that would be really helpful for me. I do a lot better when I have to be accountable to someone else--it's easier to justify little cheats here and there if no one's asking. Living with three (male) roommates, none of whom would be interested in or supportive of my doing Whole30 if I talked to them about it, so I haven't, and I'm just relying on willpower and the strength of my desperation for a life change to keep me away from all the snacks and awful temptations they keep around. So: Did my grocery shopping for the next week today, ISWF just shipped from Amazon, and my steaks are thawing in the fridge for breakfast and lunch. Tomorrow morning, 7 March 2013, is the first day of the rest of my life. ...Wish me luck! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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