I am on day 15 of my first Whole 30. No one I know is doing it with me, although a friend who I only talk to on Facebook finished her first one a few days ago. She's been my virtual support partner so far.
I must say, in reading the timeline I was feeling like I don't quite fit a lot of it. My first day was the worst, and I've felt pretty level since then except for some days of gassiness (tapering off, THANK GOD). Until yesterday - day 14. I was sleep deprived due to a nutty two year old who'd been awake multiple times the night before (including off and on from 2 until bloody 4 am), and I was just feeling so DONE with the program. In the evening I was having dark thoughts of going to Tim Hortons today and getting an iced capp and a double chocolate donut, my weakness. Thinking, what the hell am I doing this for? Why can't I just treat myself? Luckily this morning I am feeling much stronger and committed to the program. I am looking forward to this Tiger Blood arriving soon.
I really want to weigh myself, but am trying to focus on my NSVs so far. I've been trying to compare eating whatever I want to work. From before I had my first child to now (almost 5 years), I've gained 20 lbs. Just before starting the W30, I'd been letting myself eat whatever I wanted, thinking, I'm "treating myself", that if I like it, then that's fine. Then I started comparing it to working - sure, I'd *like* to not work every day. That would be awesome. But if I started just not showing up for work, or leaving early, then I'd get fired (not the good kind of FIREd). I might *like* to eat sugary junk and chocolate every day. But if I do that, I gain weight, feel like crap, not have energy, etc. And I want to be here for my kids as long as possible. Plus I figure if my husband and I are working so hard to retire early, I should try to do my best to make sure I'm at my healthiest to enjoy a long life in retirement with him!