Whole 30, day 30 and done
Friday, July 13, 2018
I'll accept just sticking it out as a victory. I'm curious about taking weight and measurements tomorrow morning. My clothes aren't fitting any better but I do sense a little less in the love handles area, so maybe a little there. My weight was on an upswing coming into this and I was at the high end of the fluctuations, so unless I've dropped 4-5 pounds that would be a wash. Losing 4-5 pounds in one month is a very big deal for me.
While almost everyone wants to lose weight on Whole 30 (and almost everyone does, they say) the emphasis is very much on the NSV. I was hoping that some of my joint pain would go away. I have tendonitis in my shoulder that didn't respond to physical therapy, or anything else. I have knee issues and leg pain that derive from an accident several years ago. The shoulder and knees are the same, so while those may involve inflammation, it's not dietary. My leg hasn't hurt for a few days, so I'm optimistic.
Other than that, I can report no NSV, zero, zip, zilch. No increased energy, brighter eyes, improved gym performance, nothing. Unless the tape measure gives me more than I'm expecting, this goes down as one more failed effort. And if that's the case, I almost do myself more harm than good. I realize I'm an "experiment of one" but I'm so very, very tired of reading others' success stories and not making any of my own, knowing full well that I'm doing the work. I can tell the next know-it-all that no, gluten and dairy are not my problem, but I don't know where else to turn.
Further conclusions after the weigh-in tomorrow.