Tuesday, October 28, 2014
So yesterday was the last day of Whole30. I really enjoyed the experience. In total I've lost 12 pounds in 30 days. I am so grateful for the support of my fellow Spark-friends, those who have commented over the weeks and I really felt the support. I had no internet for a while so I am really sorry that I could not do any daily updates.
Why - I did this program because I felt I was fighting a losing battle. Food ruled me. I HAD to eat sweets. I HAD to eat bread and if I didn't eat chocolate each then my day was not complete. I never thought I could of lived without candy and sweets and this made me see that I did not have to live to eat. I did not have to let food take me over.
Some days before I had read a book called "Why Can't I Stop Eating" by Debbie Danowski and I learned that I was addicted to food. I hid to eat. My pocketbooks were full of wrappers from what I ate. I stuffed my self and I was really unhappy.
When - I began this fully on September 28. I had began 2 days before but I ate one of the foods that were on the banned list. So on September 28 I actually made a decision to change the way I ate.
How - I prepared my self by purchasing substitute foods such as sweet potato/ cassava to be used as the carbohydrate - instead of rice and bread. I had more meat like chicken and fish and vegetables like carrots and lettuce were in most of my meals. Almonds and plantain chips were used as snacks in addition to fruits such as apples.
It was not easy. I felt to eat my usual meals. I missed them sometimes. However when I began seeing results I decided to hold on to see day 30. I am really happy for the results I have gained - although the Whole30 promoters said not to focus on the weight loss - I am grateful for the weight I lost and I love the way I feel. Not many persons have noticed my weight loss but I am not worried as I am doing this for myself and not them.
For my first meal, after Whole 30, I had bread and peanut butter. It tasted good but something was missing. I don't know what or how to describe it but I am not ready to end the way I am eating. So for the next few days until November 1, I will eat the same way I have been eating for the past 30 days - the only difference is that I will be adding in peas and peanuts. I had some candy and I know that I can still be sucked back in to the vortex of sugar. So I will eat my fruits and vegetables and peas now until November 1st where I would begin again.
Thank God for Whole30, I learned a lot.