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  1. Day 8 No excessive bloating like the timeline predicts. But I'm just not feeling it today. I don't know what's up but I just want everyone to leave me alone and I feel like just talking is draining. I am an introvert and haven't had any alone time of quality. And on top of that, I've had an excessive amount of socializing time because of the start of school and my boyfriends parents are in town. I think I just need a morning to myself tomorrow. My doggo has an appt at 11, so I will just work from home and enjoy some solitude. 30 is going great foodwise.
  2. Haha Thanks! It's been amazing to me to see what my body is capable of. A lot of hard work into getting there and beyond.
  3. Thank you everyone for the support! It's been a rough week for the family. I am taking time to just snuggle with my pups and be grateful. Today is Day 7! That week blew by. I think it was because of all of you wonderful people. I am just not hungry today. I was for breakfast and I had a nice filling delicious breakfast. But since then, nothing. I forced myself to eat a salad with tuna for lunch. Doing good though. Getting stuff done.
  4. Day 6 10 mile run this morning and I was lagging. Probably a combination of things: beginning of Whole30, haven't been able to run in two weeks from injury, humidity, and ran out of water at mile 7. So not my best planning. But you know what? I still finished it. My legs are KILLING ME now though. Lots of water and stretching ahead of me. Hope everyone is doing great this Saturday!
  5. Day 5! So I'm having this weird duality going. I feel tired behind my eyes, but then also crazy energetic. Like my typing right now feels overtime. I think it's because I'm not getting much sleep. Yesterday we got some bad news. We found out one of my dogs has lymphoma. This is after finding out last month that our other dog has a brain tumor. Plus, I lost my dad to cancer a year and a half ago. We can't afford chemo treatments for either dog. They are both older (Terriers, 10 & 15), but it is still pretty devastating. Needless to say, I'm on a bit of an emotional roller coaster this week. But I'm trying really hard to stick to plan, for my mental well being.
  6. Thanks @50andstillhere! I'm not too worried. I have only been running for 6 months, so I haven't gone too far into supplements. I'm much happier to be trying natural solutions for electrolytes and run fuel.
  7. @madness Happy to have you here and cheer you on! I am planning on doing a Whole50 because I want to wait to do reintroduction after my race. I don't need to have my stomach acting up while I'm trying to run the hilly streets of Baltimore.
  8. Day 4! Guys, I had a BIG ZIT on my cheek yesterday right before going into meet n greet for the grad student org, I'm the new president of!!!! When I read in the Whole30 Daily for day 3 that things like allergies and acne would get worse yesterday, I was like "okay okay. yeah". AND THEN IT HAPPENED! haha Oh well. If we can't laugh at ourselves, it will be a very tough 30 day ride. Overall I'm starting to feel more energized. But my dreams have been crazy. Definitely dreamt about eating noodles in my soup at a school cafeteria. WHAT? haha The funny part is I remember the before eating the soup and the after eating the soup. My subconscious didn't even let me enjoy the flavor! I'm still having trouble with falling asleep. I am going to try some meditation before bed tonight. I'm so overwhelmed with work and school right now. I think it's interfering with my sleep; which means it's interfering with my healing. Hope everyone is having a fabulous day!
  9. Any time @aussiegal!
  10. How did training go? What did you find to fuel with. My track workout was not very happy on my stomach. I had a couple of sweet potatoes, but I also had an Epic jerky bar, too. The spices did not sit well, so that is off my list as an option. It was also only day two and I think I was still detoxing a lot. Sorry for the TMI. haha. I was also having trouble breathing because my allergies were through the roof. But my pain was gone. I'm excited to see if anything has improved by my long run on Sat. (I'm thinking 10 miles depending on how my hip feels). and then track workouts next week.
  11. Hi everyone! This is my second Whole30, but first as a consistent runner and while training. I have a half marathon coming up, how does everyone fuel their long runs? Before/During? I've read different blogs that recommend dates and making a sweet potato puree. Any other general advice! Thanks! Meg
  12. Day 3! SO SO TIRED! I skipped the gym this morning. I am not sleeping a full 8hrs. And I'm feeling it. According to my fitbit out of the 7hrs 11 min of sleep, I was awake 54 min. UGH! I need to go to bed sooner. I'm hoping that the W30 will help me start sleeping through the night. I'm waking up less to pee. So that's a start. Last night's track workout went great. Did was interval training which I had been forgoing for the last month because of my hip/IT band issues. But Huzzah! No Pain last night! and none this morning! Usually I'd be limping. This weekend will be the next test, I have an 8-12 mile run. Haven't decided how far I will go yet. Mentally, I still feel like I'm in a bit of a haze and irritable. Partly it was the rain this morning, but every driver on the road was making me VERY ANGRY! Like Hulk status. WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND HOW DANGEROUS IT IS TO SLAM ON THE BRAKES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FREEWAY?!?!?!! I don't care if you missed your exit! How's everyone doing??
  13. That's very awesome of you! To have the strength to start over and not just quit. To recognize your own abilities. That is strength. Kudos
  14. Have you read the timeline on the blog or in the book? As they said, there are no typical results. But the energetic portion doesn't seem to come until about day 12. It takes our bodies a little bit to adjust to fat adapted. You'll get that energy soon!
  15. Hi KarliGrace, I have a half marathon in October as well! I'm already starting to plan my fueling. There are several endurance runners out there who have blogged on what they use. I hope you like sweet potatoes. It seems to me the important part is making sure we are getting enough carbs through sources we're allowed. I've seen a few recipes for Sweet Potato puree for fuel on runs. And dates. Sure it's not as easy as Gu or chews, but I've read that a lot of people don't have the same GI issues as they would with the sugary things. Personally, I'm hoping the 30 will help me with some IT band inflammation I've been having. What race are you running? I'm doing the Baltimore Running Festival Half! I would be happy to share experiences and tips back and forth. -Meg