Round one of my Whole30 Round One Experience is complete and the results are incredible!
Non- Scale Victories
Before I even get to my measurement and weight, I have to share my non-scale victories. There have been so many over the past month, I almost don’t know where to start and I am probably leaving a few out. So let’s start with….
Sleeping better and waking up remembering my dreams for the first time in 17 years
Feeling lighter and more comfortable in my body
Gained mental clarity and much better memory
Completely sleighed the sugar dragon – no sugar cravings whatsoever
Clothes fit better – tossed two pairs of pants and one shirt
Kids are eating healthier than they ever have
No PMS and much easier menstrual cycle
Practicing mindful eating for the first time in my life
Haven’t experienced acid reflux symptoms
Handle stress better
Thoughts are more organized
Eliminated carb cravings
Healthiest I’ve eaten in my entire life
Better workouts and accomplished my personal bests in yoga and at barre class
Quicker recovery from workouts
Compliments abounded from friends and family
Eating Whole30 foods went from being a challenge to a practice, and turned into an easy comfortable habit
And…….this one is huge for me. Less reliant on the scale.
I made a big mistake and didn’t measure before starting the Whole30 – ugh. I highly recommend anyone starting the Whole30 to measure before because you will be amazed at how your body composition changes. Luckily, I realized my chiropractor’s office had measured me right before I started and was able to get the measurements. I lost 12 inches in one month – the length of a ruler!
Would you believe me if I told you I wasn’t even that excited to weigh myself? It might be because I was feeling so great with all of my non- scale victories in tow or because I was so happy to have lost twelve inches, but It just didn’t seem like a big deal. I lost five pounds.
For a minute I compared myself to other Whole30ers who reported much more weight loss. Then, I looked back at myfitnesspal and I could clearly see that I have averaged a weight loss of 4 pounds a month over the past six months of the weight loss clinic’s high protein low carb diet. Knowing my metabolism runs on the slow side because of all the factors I told you about in How I Gained Over 100 Pounds and My Best Advice To You ,I decided to celebrate the 5 pound weight loss since its 1 pound more than my average and I feel great!
I had a great experience with my Whole30 practice and think it’s something everyone should try at least once. We have a fantastic Facebook group of Whole30ers who are supporting each other and would love to have you if you are interested.