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Feeling a Bit Horrible / Fat

Saturday, June 18, 2016

As my friends know, I have been doing Whole30 for 27 days. So close to the end! If you don't know about it, Whole30 is a 30 day "cleanse" where you don't eat any dairy, any legumes, any soy, any added sugar of any kind and avoid processed foods.

I have been feeling amazing on it. I mostly started it due to issues with IBS which have virtually disappeared over the last three weeks. I have felt lean and healthy.

Until I got the bright idea to put on the same outfit I wore in a photo last year. And take a progress pic.

Holy crap, I look bigger in the new pic! To my eye, anyway. The first one, with all the stuff in the background, is from May 2015. The new one is from last weekish. My belly looks even worse!

I checked my measurements against the ones I have on Spark from around May of last year. Waist is one inch bigger. Upper arm is bigger. Hips are the same. Neck is smaller.

Well, you aren't supposed to weigh or measure on Whole30. I won't weigh in until Wednesday, which is the first day after. But this makes me really sad. To be fair, these are improved over where I was last month; spring/summer of 2015 were low points on all my recent measurements.

I will need to get over this. It just sucks right now.
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    That is a tough one, but don't be too down on yourself! It sounds like even though compared to last year you are up in measurements, you are still moving in the right direction. I am kind of in the same situation - I am heavier than I was last year at this time, but I have lost weight from my highest at the beginning of the year. It's still progress, it can just be hard progress.
    1866 days ago
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    Finish strong! We did a Whole30 in May. It's hard and I'm so proud of you for making it this far. Don't get too caught up on weight and measurements. That will come with time. Feeling better and making healthy choices is so much more important.
    1868 days ago
    Have you tried just watching your carbs? I have lost quite a bit just from that and exercise I only eat 30-35 net carbs which is car a minus fiber. Really seemed to help me don't get discouraged you got this
    1868 days ago
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