Nadia B Posted April 5, 2013 Share Posted April 5, 2013 Long opening post. I have completed my first Whole30 in January. Here is my post where I talk a lot about myself. I stayed mostly compliant ever since (+2 months). I've reintroduced dairy and can only tolerate raw aged cheese. I've eaten peanuts once and it was a stupid idea. I've added dark chocolate back to my diet (couple specific brands 100% or 99% no soy no sugar). That's it. ***Random babble about WH30#1*** Back in January I had no clue that 30 days were just a warm up. I have been that desperate person who was asking "where is the magic?" I could have probably signed under every topic in troubleshooting section. There are several things that I wish I realized earlier. Be patient. Be brave. Own every single decision you take. Excuses are pathetic. We are all unique snowflakes over here You have to experiment and find what brings you the best results. This really comes with patience. I feel like I'm Barry Marshall, a scientist who infected himself after his theory was ridiculed by common science. Then he cured himself. I am not there yet, but I am trying my best. Unfortunately I am not getting a Nobel Prize like he did. *** End of random babble*** I ate my last piece of chocolate yesterday and I'm back for the second round. This time WH30 is safety net that will help me to go through some rough times. This time I am trying to use the opportunity life gives me to help my family as well. Major challenges: - My Dad is having an intestine surgery today, I am moving to my parents to take care of him for at least 2 weeks. His diet is grain based. He loves his bread (which Mom bakes in enormous amounts), cookies and oatmeal. - Terrible obstacle - doctor said there is no particular dietary advice after surgery (HUH?!). "Eat all you regular food, but in moderation". Stupid doctor got Dad excited. - Mom. She just doesn't get it. She has MD in Engineering, she can create a project of a military ship, but she can't get the idea of clean eating. She agreed to give me food decision authority (conditions: I am buying and cooking) for these weeks. She agreed to give it a try. Unfortunately this might mean as much as "I am not going to eat a cookie in front of my daughter". She doesn't believe me when I say I don't want it. I really don't for the matter of fact. - General family mentality - if you are not fat, you are fine. Both of them are skinny. Bad digestion? Our kid is chubby eating same foods as we do? That's genetic predisposition, our grandgrandwhoever was big too. Who has healthy digestion anyways? Besides poor digestion runs in the family. This will be so so hard to change. - Lots of stress. My goals: - Help Dad to recover, heal his gut with tons of broth and great food. Lots of research and patience. - Educate parents and teach them to make better choices after I move out. Label reading workshop! - Make this round as close to AIP as possible. I am egg-free already. I have almost ditched nuts. I am trying to avoid high FODMAPs. I am mindful with spices (seed based). I am cooking 90% of my veggies. - Kick my habit of sneaking food from jar/fridge/while cooking. - Work on my eating patterns. What's rarely being mentioned in regards of ditching counting calories is when numbers tell you when to stop eating your body gets lazy. When you stop counting your body forgets to tell you â€œI am fullâ€. That really sucks. - Walk every day. Workout no matter what. Drop a bit of bf and lean out (I've gained weight during first wh30, then played around my food, gave it time to adjust, lost those unexpected extra lb). I am telling you, patience is the key. I am almost where I want to be. As of this morning I am 5'5, 122 lb. Measurements (cm/inches): Chest 90/35, arm 26/10, waist 61/24, hips 90/35, tight 51.5/20, calf 35/13.7. Scales say that my bf is 18.5%, but I know I can't trust this "box of doom" (term nailed by Derval), my only judgement is - am I feeling great? - Learn how to do a handstand. Yes. Silly goal is a goal too. Alright, let's rock! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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