Eye of the Tiger

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  1. I have had black beans and peanuts only as far as legumes go. Rice caused inflammation, insomnia, and anxiety for 3 days until being back on w30 for 3 days finally detoxed it out of me. I have autoimmune disorders and scoliosis with 2 long rods in my back. I've had chronic back pain since I was 12. But it is much better with w30! Sorry I didn't see your comment until today. Good luck with your reintro!
  2. I reintro'd popcorn and tortilla chips last Saturday. I didn't have any reaction that day. But the next day I was very tired and didn't want to do anything. I don't know if that was from just having a busy week or the corn. I was completely compliant other than the popcorn and tortilla chips. And I had been compliant for 5 days previously. I'm doing the "slow roll" reintro. So, I'm going to reintro corn again later to see if it makes me tired. I also had stomach upset 2 days after the reintro. It wasn't bad though. I didn't reintro several non-gluten grains because I wanted to know specifically if I have issues with corn. I'm going to reintro rice this weekend probably. I hope you feel better @diamonds422!
  3. @Nana Valente I'm doing great! Thanks! I completed the w30, and I'm on day 9 of reintro. I'm doing the slow roll reintro, so I've only reintro'd legumes and corn. I found out I can have occasional legumes, and they give me lots of energy for a good workout. Food made with corn will only be a rare treat because of how it affected me. I won't be reintro-ing dairy or gluten for a long time, if ever. I've been gluten and dairy free for a long time before w30. My next reintro food is going to be rice, then oats, then added sugar. I'm adding separate food types, not groups like non-grain foods all in the same day. I'm doing that because I have specific food sensitivities I'm trying to figure out. I expect my heartrate to lower more because I just started jogging last week, along with other exercise. I was going to reintro rice today, but waiting until tomorrow or Friday because it has taken a while for my stomach to recover from the corn products.
  4. @spunky1 you can weigh tomorrow if you want to. My day 30 was yesterday. I followed all the rules. It's just a suggestion, but reintro is really encouraged so that you find out how each of those food groups makes you feel. And according to the book, you eat the same reintro food group for 3 meals in a day (unless you find out in the first or second meal you have a bad reaction to it). Then for the next 2-3 days you eat w30 compliant to reset your body for the next food that you reintro. Of course it's all a very personal decision. I just want to know exactly what has a negative impact on my health before I go on vacation April 27th. I won't be reintro-ing dairy or gluten for a couple of months though, if ever. I've been gluten and dairy free for a while, before w30. I can't wait to see everyone's findings / results!
  5. @frogtox I think the "wheels will come off" with every one of us. But hopefully we learn every time, and with every turn of the FFF page I ate black beans with breakfast and no issues so far (hour and a half ago).
  6. Today is day 1 of intro for me since I started March 5th. I decided to start with legumes. Not much change in my diet. Still w30 compliant except for adding a serving of legumes with each meal today, and then back to w30 for the next 3 days. Then I will reintro corn on Sat. I'm down 7 lbs, from 118 to 111. I've not counted calories, weighed.... Just ate until I was satisfied. I'm 5'2, and I think my goal weight is around 105-110. I am doing w30 for health reasons though (autoimmune disorders wreaking havoc on my body). The weightloss is just a bonus. Happy day 30 to everyone!
  7. So who are all the rock stars who have made it this far with no slips?
  8. Don't be sad @DaskiMom! Unless you aren't doing the reintro proticol whole30 doesn't end with day 30. I have several health problems, including autoimmune disorders. So I will be doing the reintro, slowly adding one of the rule breakers about every 4 days (while keeping the rest of my diet w30 compliant). Reintro is pretty much the same as w30, but just adding like a serving of rice, or whatever you are reintroducing. I know a lot of people don't go through reintro, but if I don't the w30 will have been a waste for me.
  9. I don't remember having any dreams for several years. And I haven't had any nighttime food dreams during w30 yet. I have daydreamed a lot about food, especially during week 2. But yesterday morning is the first time I remember having a dream in a long time! I awoke with a panicked start to my day because in my dream I stepped on the scale! Oh the horror!!! Ha. Then I laughed when I realized it was a dream, and because of how panicked I was from just dreaming I stepped on the scale. The funny thing is that I started w30 for health reasons, not to lose weight. I'm not overweight. If I lose around 8 lbs in the process, or over the next couple of months, then fine. If not, I'm ok with that too. It's actually felt very liberating to me for the rules to be NOT to step on the scale! I am on day 24. I may not get on the scale until I go to my doctor appt 4/21. At that time I will be stepping on their body composition scale. I am actually excited to see if I've gained more muscle....
  10. Good luck to everyone starting today! You can do this! If this is your first round just know that if you're having a tough day during this process, or a tough week, you will get through it! It's just 30 days. And it gets easier and better!! Day 23 of my first round, going strong now. But I've had some challenging days for sure!
  11. @bronnyd I made bone broth this weekend! It cost me about $8.50 to make what would have cost over $100 if I ordered the same grass fed broth online! Plus I had bones leftover for my dogs to enjoy! I filled 5 kombucha bottles with broth, put 2 cups in a soup for tonight, and filled 5 ice cube trays to have in the coming weeks
  12. @mariannne I will probably do a second w30 after the first week of June. I will be in CO on vacation the end of May / beginning of June on vacation. I plan on having some dairy and gluten free baked goods during my vaca! Days 5 and 6 were hard for me too, as in still the cravings and very low energy!
  13. @mariannne I'm reading the books. And The Whole 30 book has a section telling you how a lot of people feel during each phase. I have had very similar feelings during those days. Just be strong! Days 10 and 11 are usually the toughest, and the days when most who don't make it quit. Don't quit! It gets much much better after that! For me right after those days my energy started really picking up, food started tasting delicious! And in 21 days my resting HR has decreased by 9 BPM! I have only worked out 5 times in the 21 days, so it's pretty much just due to eating healthy!
  14. @mariannne, I tried my coffee with full fat coconut milk this morning, and it was pretty good. But I think I'm going to follow your lead and try some cinnamon in my next cup. Which will be in less than 5 min
  15. I won a silly, fun little office bet. So the coworkers that lost had to each give me a couple bucks. So I told everyone I would bring treats yesterday for their "donations". None of them are doing w30 or are gluten or dairy sensitive like I am. So I decided on cupcakes! I mean I knew I could handle it! I had no problem purchasing them and then taking them to work. The problem was that I bought enough so that everyone would get one. I didn't know my boss was going to bring in donuts! And I didn't know so many were taking vacation. So I ended up with 2 dozen left. When I went to consolidate the boxes, and give a dozen to a coworker with 4 kids, and take home a dozen to my husband and brother-in-law, I just did the natural thing and picked them up on the sides (trying to avoid touching the unavoidable frosting). I got frosting on my fingers from a few of them! Then I did something I've never ever done before! I washed the frosting off my fingers! It was actually a very good and strange feeling, changing a deeply rooted habit. Or starting to change it. I haven't touched a cupcake since going dairy free 9 months ago, and being gluten free almost 2 years. But I plan to make some gf and df eventually. Anyone else experience something similar? Edit: I forgot to mention I'm on day 21 of round 1.