Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sidetracked

This past week have been pretty rough on my body. I put Whole 30 on hold while we finished the old house. I grabbed whatever food we had at the time because it was quick and easy. And I suffered for it. I gained a whopping 13 pounds in one week. 

Now I can honestly compare the differences between eating according to the Whole 30 approach versus eating junk. 

Things I Noticed
  • Retained a lot of fluid
  • Swollen ankles and calves
  • Swollen stomach
  • Intense pain in intestines about 30 minutes after each meal
  • Complexion looks awful
  • Darker circles under my eyes
  • Puffy eyes
  • Allergies were a lot worse on me
  • No energy
  • Mood swings
  • Restless sleep
  • Increased stress
  • Loss of motivation
On Monday, I cleaned up my eating a bit and lost four pounds overnight. Just getting back on track showed instant results. 

We are settling in at the new house and my goal this week is to restart Whole 30. I have to take better care of my body. Due to all of the neglect, I now have a sinus infection and I'm puffy. When I take control of my eating I am able to handle life with ease. I cope with stressful situations better and I don't have mood swings. 

I know many of us lead busy lives. We are wives, mothers, employees, homemakers, daughters, and everything in between. Ladies tend to take on multiple roles in life and we struggle with balance. We care for those we love and often forget about ourselves. 

This week has been an eye opening experience for me. While scrubbing floors at the old house I had a lot of time to just think about the ways that I have not taken care of me. How can I expect to be a good mother and wife if I don't feel well enough to do it? 

I'm the type of person who doesn't want to let anyone down. I say yes way too much. I try to be so many things for so many people. I have put my health and well being on hold quite a bit and I am paying for it now. I have an exhausting virus that will not go into the dormant stage because I won't slow down long enough for my body to heal. Things have to change now. 

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This week I am determined to reclaim my health. I want to have the energy to fully experience marriage and motherhood. I don't want to do it alone. I would love for you to do this with me. We both need encouragement and support. Please take a moment to comment below that you are on board too. Then come back tomorrow for our plan! 


18 comments:

  1. I didn't ever do the Whole 30. I just stopped eating all grains, sugar, and processed foods. (well, 90-95% free of them.) I still do it, over 2 years later. It is a life style. I think I have a pretty good blog post today about just this, and the benefits realized from doing it. :)

    https://thesunnycoconut.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/your-body-is-precious/

    So, I'm here to share with you, even if not doing The Whole 30, per se. ;)

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    1. As long as we are pursuing better health and taking care of our bodies together, you do what works for you! I know you are a wealth of information and care help guide me in the right direction. I appreciate you jumping in with us!

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  2. I am totally on board. I need to get back in control to feel better not crabby and sleep better. Letting to many things get to me because I feel ick after eating the crap food.

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    1. Awesome, Shelley! I am so glad you're participating with us. Please check in a few times to let me know how you're doing this week.

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  3. Im on board, started yesterday eating cleaner. -Terri

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    1. Wonderful, Terri! Check in a couple of times this week and let us know how it's going. Let me know if you have any questions along the way!

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  4. I have been neglecting my own health for much longer than a week. I have found myself having some on the same symptoms as you and didn't understand why. I am on board with a plan for living my best life!

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    1. I never imagined all of those things could be connected to the foods we eat. Please check in with us this week to let me know how you're doing. If you have any questions along the way, let me know!

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  5. I got a fitbit Charge HR for Mother's Day and I'm determined to eat better and move more!

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    1. What an awesome gift! You must be so loved!!! Check in with me this week to let me know how you're doing!

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  6. I'm on board - currently I do really good during the day (at work!) but my issue is dinner and the weekends. Let's do this!

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    1. I think most of us struggle with that, Jessica! Let me know how you do this week! I am so glad you're jumping in with us.

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  7. Can I ask, do you count calories?

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    1. I currently do not count calories. When I have in the past, I tend to undereat pretty bad. As long as I am eating good, nutritious foods I do not have the need to count calories. I lose weight, feel satisfied, and don't binge.

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  8. Totally on board!! I was doing really well until last Friday. One word, Disneyland. You just can't stay on track with the delicious smell of churros wafting at you every 20 feet. I will say it was the best tasting churro I'd ever eaten, but it didn't stop with the churro. I did run a 10K the next day so I could justify, but considering it's now Tuesday and I'm still eating crap, I can't justify it anymore. Starting tomorrow!!

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    1. I would have done the exact same thing! And it is so tough to get back on track afterwards. Check in with me this week and let me know how you're doing. And congrats on the 10K.... You are fabulous!!!

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  9. Count me in! Trying to get myself and my family healthier! Can't wait to see the plan!:)

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    1. Awesome, Natalie! We are going to take baby steps together that will add up to BIG changes! I am so glad you're participating with us. Let me know how you're doing this week!

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