Heatherhms

Start date June 1st

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Hi, Heather:

I am new also and my commit date is also June 1!  I was at a dinner post-funeral of a very dear friend and my friend Barbie with whom I drove was refusing all sorts of goodies.  That is how I found out about it.  Then I got the book, The Whole 30 from the library.  I am also on page 20.  

I know this is the answer to soooo many issues of mine.  I can't start sooner because I have to get a car first; mine broke down completely just yesterday and I am waiting for money to arrive in my account.  Meanwhile I am reading and eating up what I can.  And planning and preparing.

If you want we can be same start-date buddies!

Jane

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I'm also beginning a Whole 30 on June 1st too. Instead of focusing on the foods I can't eat, I'm putting my energy into what I can. There are so many delicious recipes that I can't wait to try.

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Me too! Start date 6/1 and I also have been gathering incredible recipes.  Got my shopping list ready and have been cleaning out and using up stuff inthe fridge and pantry.  I am off bread entirely already because just after 1 day I had a bad reaction when I used up something around here.  Decided that wasn't worth it.  And I have given up cheese and milk, all dairy really.  I have greater energy in just a week but still have sinus issues.  Keep in touch, we can be start date buddies!  Jane3797

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@Jane3797 I think one of the craziest things (so far, as I'm reading labels) is that sugar is in everything. It's hiding in places you wouldn't expect. I haven't cleaned out my cabinets just yet. I haven't decided what to do with off-plan items. I think it's best to just toss it so I won't be tempted to eat something I shouldn't. Just like you, I don't include dairy since I think it upsets my stomach and wrecks havoc on my skin. However, I'm excited for my non-scale victories.

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Hello all!  

I'm glad to see that there are others starting on June 1.  That's my "official" start day but I'm taking steps to eat that way now while I'm in the zone.  I'm hoping I could join in here  with a small supportive group. 

A bit about me.  I've started other Whole30s in the past - 3 to be exact - but I've only finished one.  I got really good results on them though and I learned a lot and have changed my eating habits significantly.  I started about 3 1/2 years ago.

My mother got ill and I've spent the last two years flying back and fourth to the US (from Australia) and helping her through a very bad illness that resulted in her passing away.  During that time, I went back to a lot of comfort foods.  I'm back in Australia where those foods are not readily available (we have others :P ) But I'm ready to get back to my good health. 

Would love to join in. :)

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Hi Shawnni:  First I want to say that I am deeply sorry for the loss of your mother.  Thank the good universe (or God if you will) that you were able to be with her some of her last days.

Yes we'll be starting together on 6/1 and I also have begun certain changes.  I gave up legumes completely because a few months back I tried going vegan and ate a lot of various beans for protein, and although in small quantities to start I immediately had incredible intestinal issues.  So glad to forgo those entirely, and peas as well.  And glad to have been given an explanation as to the cause of that.  Secondly I stopped all dairy including cheese, but the main change was cow's milk in my green tea all day long.  I noticed after about a week of both of these changes my urine smelled very sweetish and then that ceased.  I am going to say it must be a good sign.  Also I believe I may have discontinued all sugar but continue a tiny amount of stevia in my teas to cut the bitterness; that is going to be difficult to overcome.  Lastly I have been using up items around the house to be thrifty but when I ate grains after just one day off I suffered with the feeling of a lead ball in my belly.  Amazing how these things have gone over our heads for so long.  I never knew I was so food-sensitive.

My shopping list is complete and the pantry stuff ordered online.  For everyone's information you can save 25-30% in real price reductions online if you buy from Thrive Market.  I was driving 23 miles to the nearest health food super market (although my Stop N' Shop on Long Island, USA has been stocking more and more organic produce and a health food section; they even have fertilized eggs), but at premium prices.  I recently placed a $328 order on Thrive Market and saved $171 (for this program).  Anything over $49 is free shipping.  I know these savings to be real because I have been shopping health food products and organics for several years.  You are also given an option to contribute some of your savings to needy families.  I like companies who do this.  Also if you share with friends and they reveal that you recommended them, you will get I think $25 per friend.  I honestly did not mean for this to be a pitch for either them or myself, but now that I have informed everyone, hopefully it will be for the good of all.  

I am also beginning to sleep better, but still awaken 2-3 times a night.  Let me know how you're doing.  Jane3797

 

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@cristinamt:  It's bee n hard for me to eliminate the food items off the program only because my son lives upstairs but cooks separately, and sometimes I cook for him.  But to be safe I have taken a lot of it up therefor him and am keeping only those things I would like to try to introduce back into my diet.  I am betting it is all going to be a no-go.   I studied the blood type diets and found that out of the 4, blood type A's have major issues with many, many common foods.  I ignored a lot of this and suffered the consequences.  If I can perfect the entire picture due to Whole30, and I believe  can, I should be in incredible shape for my age.  Especially if I can overcome the emotional crutch I have designed for food.  When all else is mastered, hopefully this will follow naturally.  Best to you!  Jane3797

ps pic of me 4 years ago, age 61

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