I’LL POST THESE STATS EVERY WEDNESDAY:
LBS LOST THIS WEEK – 5.2 LBS (THIS IS OVER 2 WEEKS)
TOTAL LOST – 18.8 LBS
Yesterday was officially Day 30 of the September Whole30, so I wanted to write a little bit about my experience this round. I have done 3 full rounds before this with a few short resets in between. I have always had amazing results especially with energy, mental clarity and yes, weight loss. You can read about our Family Whole30 Results here. This time was different for me but it has nothing to do with the program, I truly believe it has to do with my health.
If you have been following my Weight Loss Wednesday posts, you know that I have been struggling with stomach pain and frequent headaches/migraines. I have had lots of testing, medications prescribed and appointments scheduled. We still haven’t figured out what is going on, but it is getting worse and more frequent. I know that I share a lot on my Instagram, but the truth is that it is beginning to take a major toll on me and I feel broken and defeated over it.
I was really really hoping that doing a round of Whole30 would help me heal, but I believe in my heart that there is something else going on. I have another appointment coming up at the end of October and I am praying we will get some answers. It is hard when you feel sick, but have also have days where you feel fine. You feel crazy when the doctors can’t seem to find anything to explain your symptoms. Drinking homemade bone broth everyday has helped with some of my stomach issues and I am still keeping a journal of what I eat and my symptoms. You can print your own food journal pages below.
This has effected my mental health quite a bit, so I am doing a few things to try and help keep it from getting too bad. I am reading a book by Rebekah Lyons called Rhythms of Renewal and I love it. It gives practical tips for dealing with anxiety from a Biblical perspective. I am journaling as I read it too. I am spending less time on social media and working less if my mind/body needs it. And in complete transparency, I do take an anti-depressant to help with my depression/anxiety (I have taken it for a while now). But I also have a post with tips for natural ways to help manage anxiety here.
I don’t want to be so down, but this is been such a difficult time for me and I just don’t understand it. I want to share the truth with you because this is just how life is. We all go through difficult times and it can be a way for us to connect and support each other. I hope to find some relief soon for many reasons, but I also want to be able to finally tell you that I am doing better. I can say that even though it might be slow, I am still losing weight and 18.8 lbs down is a victory and I will celebrate it.
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