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  1. Jwig liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in singing from the rooftops   
    Day 27 of my whole30 yesterday and my chiropractor tells me "it looks like you don't have chronic pain syndrome anymore"
     
    I've had it since 2014.
  2. Jwig liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in singing from the rooftops   
    Day 27 of my whole30 yesterday and my chiropractor tells me "it looks like you don't have chronic pain syndrome anymore"
     
    I've had it since 2014.
  3. foursimplewords liked a post in a topic by Cambria144 in singing from the rooftops   
    Excellent!  What great news!
     
  4. foursimplewords liked a post in a topic by Lea Mint in singing from the rooftops   
    That's fantastic!!!
  5. Jwig liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in singing from the rooftops   
    Day 27 of my whole30 yesterday and my chiropractor tells me "it looks like you don't have chronic pain syndrome anymore"
     
    I've had it since 2014.
  6. Jwig liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in singing from the rooftops   
    Day 27 of my whole30 yesterday and my chiropractor tells me "it looks like you don't have chronic pain syndrome anymore"
     
    I've had it since 2014.
  7. Carlaccini liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in breaking the alcohol cycle   
    day 28, awh yeah
  8. Carlaccini liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in breaking the alcohol cycle   
    day 28, awh yeah
  9. Carlaccini liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in breaking the alcohol cycle   
    day 28, awh yeah
  10. foursimplewords liked a post in a topic by Carlaccini in Extreme brain fog   
    This is an excellent article to make you think:
    http://momastery.com/blog/2014/07/06/body-masterpiece/
  11. foursimplewords liked a post in a topic by gina724 in breaking the alcohol cycle   
    you're doing great!!!!!    keep up the awesome work!!!!!!
  12. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in breaking the alcohol cycle   
    13 days whole30, so 13 days without alcohol
  13. Matunekd liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in Accidentally Ate Sugar/Starting Over   
    https://whole30.com/2014/06/really-start-whole30/
  14. foursimplewords liked a post in a topic by Carol in A humbling NSV.   
    Tuesday, April 4.  
    Its Day 23 of my W30. 
    I received unexpected news!   A long, painful saga of my life is coming to a close.   Ohh MYYYY!!!!   I started thinking about the end of the day.  I wanted to celebrate.  I wanted to go out to dinner or have a nice dinner at home.  I wanted to dance!  Cheer!   Sing!   Dance naked under the moonlight...er, wait, its NH and there's still snow on the ground.  Raincheck.  I wanted sit with my BF and share a fabulous meal, to sip an exotic beverage and wonder about what comes next, and bask in the goodness of it all.
    Right. Whole 30.  Can't drink.   There have been several times this month when I've been REALLY tempted to go off plan.  But I haven't.  I don't want to let my W30 buddy down.  
    And then, it's time to leave the office.  One of my colleague comes by my desk and gifts me two very hard to find craft beers.  2 beers that I have wanted to try but haven't -- the beers are only sold at the brewery in some back country hollow 2 hours from my house, are only 10 hours a week, and once they are sold out, they are sold out.  Purchasing these beers means making a long drive, standing in line, and hoping for the best.  And here they are in my hands.   
    I eagerly texted my BF.  "I've got beer!!"   
    "Yay!!" he texted back.
    I placed the beers in my cooler and drove home.  Perhaps I'm done with W30. I made it just over 3 weeks. Perhaps I should pack it in and try again after Easter.   This is just too good.  Too much of a big deal to walk away from.    If I start on Easter Monday, I can finish before Memorial Day.  I want to go home and ENJOY this!!!  I want to sip these exotic gifts and happily share my impressions of them with my generous colleague.   

    And, I realize.
    It's not the alcohol per se that I'm craving.  Yes, I've enjoyed the may different flavors of this or that.  Sure, I've enjoyed the intoxicating effects.  But what I want is MORE. I want the celebration. I want the adventure of trying something new, the exoticness of sampling something difficult to find.  I want the camaraderie of sharing the experience. This has been my downfall.  Too many of my personal indulgences have been because I wanted to celebrate something to its fullest.  But I have health and fitness goals that I want to achieve, short term and long.  To get there, I need to find a different way to live in the moment.
    It's taken me way too long to realize this.  WAY. TOO. LONG.  But now I know.

     When my BF came home, we danced around the kitchen, giggled, laughed, and goofed around.  We relished a dinner of sashimi made from the fresh fish I bought on the way home.  BF poured himself a spot of whiskey, I enjoyed my seltzer with lemon wedges.
    As Melissa wrote in "It Starts With Food" the half-slice of pizza on Day 23 isn't going to be worth starting over.  Whether the half slice of pizza is a shared can of beer is irrelevant.
    Wednesday, April 24.
    Its Day 24 of my Whole 30.
    I have proven to myself that have the strength to walk away.
  15. foursimplewords liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Depression and Sadness   
    If you check out whole9life.com - which was kind of the 'Mother' of Whole30 there are a number of blog posts about food (along with exercise & sleep) and it's link to mood. You should also note the importance of omega 3 fatty acids - particularly when eaten along side starches.
    Here are a few to get you started....

    http://whole9life.com/2014/11/food-linked-mood/
    http://whole9life.com/2016/05/kelly-brogan-depression/
    http://whole9life.com/2014/11/food-mood-fodmaps/
    Originally these posts/resources would have been available directly via this forum, but the two platforms were separated a while back.
  16. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in breaking the alcohol cycle   
    13 days whole30, so 13 days without alcohol
  17. IndustriousJoy liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in Depression and Sadness   
    Mhmm very true. i was feeling really tired and "meh" today, and I realised I haven't had any particularly starch veg. Sweet potato wedges with turkey burgers and 2 fried eggs and now I'm laughing at disney songs
  18. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in breaking the alcohol cycle   
    13 days whole30, so 13 days without alcohol
  19. Cambria144 liked a post in a topic by foursimplewords in dreading tomorrow   
    I survived the meeting, just, but now I'm sooo hungry from the smell of cake haha