I finished my 3rd Whole30 yesterday and let me tell you, Bob, I feel fantastic! I have lost 41.6 pounds since July 2015 (so in 7 months). I lost about 10 on my own (through Primal/Mark's daily apple recommended by MMM), and then started my Whole30's in October. I did 2 back to back and then took a break over Christmas (massive fail) and then started up again in early January.
I continue to shrink, losing inches every month. I can't believe that I'm shopping in regular stores now (not plus size stores). I can bypass most desserts and sweets with ease. I don't miss bread anymore. Dairy, meh. I'm addicted to eggs, spinach, tomatoes and avacado for breakfast ... I never thought I'd say that! I almost had a fit the other morning when I thought
we were out of avacados!
1967daughter has lost 30 pounds on her 3rd Whole30 and is just delighted with her results! 1967papa is also seeing weight and inches lost, though he didn't have much to lose, just a bit of trimming up. He is eating Whole30 at home and trying to be careful, thought not 100% compliant, when travelling or eating at work.
For anyone who is reading this and never ever found a diet/eating plan/lifestyle that you can stick with, please consider Whole 30. Its all on the Whole 30 website
for free! Nothing has ever worked for me ... ever! I have another 50lbs to go but I'm not worried about whether or not I can stick with it. There's no turning back for me now. I am 7.8 lbs from being out of the obesity range for BMI and just overweight! I can't believe that. My family doctor is so happy for me and he knows what a great long term outcome this means for my health as I get older.
Thanks to everyone for the wonderful support on this thread. What a unique and special community! I'm sorry that I have been MIA recently, but honestly, its because I'm so busy out doing my life. I was a bystander when I was so overweight. I have tiger blood almost every day!
Spuggy - About the mayo. I made it once with the EVOO that I had in the cupboard, because I was desperate for some mayo with my tuna and celery bits for lunch. Previously, I had been making it with "light" or "light tasting" olive oil, since that's what was recommended but I was all out. Well the EVOO mayo was horrible!
I threw it out. I hate wasting food but this stuff was nasty. So if you are getting mayo to the right texture but just don't like the taste, it could be worth it to try just one more time! I love me some Whole 30 mayo! I use this recipe.
MandalayVA - Way to get rid of that candy! I'm the same way now. Out it goes!
Swick - I'm finding the same thing reading the Weight Loss 2016 thread. I love that I'm not failing on a diet every day and beating myself up about it. I want to shout from the rooftops to come on over and give Whole30 a go!
Faraday/mefla - I know you haven't been around lately, but I had one to tell you! I have some weird thing called BPPV which is vertigo when I lie down or sit up. It only lasts for 20 seconds!. No biggie. Physiotherapy should take it away with some weird single treatment. Anyhoo, my sister's response was "go eat a sandwich" and my mom's response was "maybe its all the weight you've lost or how busy you are now!" Oh man! Being a SAHM, I don't take a lot of flack like those of you out in the workforce. So I was really taken aback when they both zeroed in on my diet right away (they are both overweight -- afflicted much??? grr!)