Scott W

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Day 17! I am so excited that I have made it this far :D  No Slip ups. I've been packing lunch and breakfast and planning meals. I still miss my wine, but I know I can have some eventually. I guess I don't "need" it. I used to have my ritual glass of wine to unwind after work. Now I'm having herbal tea. 

I cannot believe how much better I sleep now. Before whole 30 I had to take sleep meds. Several days in, I found my sleep meds were making  me sleepy during the day. My brain is no longer foggy and I don't have an afternoon slump where I need caffeine. I do still enjoy my morning black coffee, but that is the only caffeine I am consuming. 

At first I thought I'd try the whole 30, but now I'm convinced this is how I need to live. After whole 30, I won't go back to bread, sugar, etc. I will enjoy an occasional glass of wine and some cheese, but it won't be an every day thing. Wine & Cheese is really the only thing I miss. I definitely see another Whole 30 in my near future.  

My 18 year old son has been sticking with it as well. It has been awesome to have someone at home to do this with. He's cooked meals and helped plan our meals/shopping. I am so blessed to have such an awesome kid. He's so excited that his clothes fit better and he went down a size in his jeans.

I had tried whole 30 before, but didn't make it beyond day 3, so this is huge for me. I almost cannot believe it, but my clothes are telling me otherwise and it is an awesome feeling. 

I hope everyone is doing well! 

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@Maylinway to go!  Already a success story at day 17!  I can't wait to hear your next chapter when you cross the 30 day mark. Enjoy the ride -it keeps getting better. 

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Interesting, I had a dream last night that I had a cheeseburger and some chocolate and as I ate it I was thinking WTF and I was bummed thinking why did I do that.  I don't recall dreaming about food before and I am definitely glad on day 18 that it was just a dream lol

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Interesting @Scott W   I also had some very vivid dreams about cheating earlier in my program.  I woke up feeling relieved that I hadn't actually done the deed.

I am closing in on one week left. I can't believe it.  I'm not gonna lie and say it's easy.  I think I am still overeating.  Yesterday after a hard workout, then lunch, I was still hungry and finished by filling up on dates and walnuts.  I'm sure these transgressions are keeping me from really losing weight, plus robbing me of a greater sense of accomplishment, which I know that the authors claim is the bigger worry.  Even though I suspect I have only lost a wee bit of weight, I am determined to not jump on the scale until I have assessed all the NSVs as mentioned in the book, once my re-into begins.  I do feel that my clothes are fitting slightly better, so I have probably lost a couple of pounds.

I am supposed to be in the tiger blood phase.  All I can say is that I have enjoyed a few very good workouts this weeks.  Plenty of energy and no light-headedness like that which came in the first week.   My sleep is very good, once I fall asleep, however I can't say that I am falling asleep quicker.  Overall I feel pretty good and am enjoying adding vegetables to my typical breakfast of eggs in some form, potatoes or sweet potatoes fried in ghee with some onions, and often a bit of smoked salmon as well.  I typically stir fry several leaves of chopped kale to have with my breakfast and I thoroughly enjoy it.

Last night I made a chicken curry with broccoli, carrots and coconut milk and leftover chicken breasts.  I had it over leftover  potatoes which I fried.  The boys had theirs with some rice.  We all found the meal delicious.  I think after this program is over, I will continue eating more potatoes, and sweet potatoes rather than wheat-based foods.

I hope you all are staying strong for your final third of the challenge.  I think I can make it.  But I am worried about  the re-introduction week.  I'm afraid I'll say 'to hell with it' and simply re-introduce all at once.

Good luck to all,

Mo

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Had one of those chuck-it -all and why bother days. Not really sure why but thankfully before I listened to that inner voice, I pulled it together. It was too much of a stretch to think about making it to day 30, so I started thinking about what I wanted to feel like a few hours away. Disappointed was not on that list!    So now I sit, sipping a seltzer, waiting for a lovely batch of chicken cacciatore to finish cooking. The house smells wonderful and I feel motivated again. Hope everyone out there is doing well!

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Hi Mistyfire and everyone,

I also had the chicken cacciatore recipe last night!  And I am also getting rather fed up with this program.  I bought blueberries at the store yesterday, and could not think of any way to enjoy them other than with my usual plain yogurt.

I've renamed Saturday as 'Cheese Day'.  That thought is probably going to carry me through the last 6 days of this program.

Controlling myself during re-introduction is my scariest thought right now.

I hope everyone is doing well.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Mau_hutch said:

Hi Mistyfire and everyone,

I also had the chicken cacciatore recipe last night!  And I am also getting rather fed up with this program.  I bought blueberries at the store yesterday, and could not think of any way to enjoy them other than with my usual plain yogurt.

I've renamed Saturday as 'Cheese Day'.  That thought is probably going to carry me through the last 6 days of this program.

Controlling myself during re-introduction is my scariest thought right now.

I hope everyone is doing well.

 

 

Well hang in there.  Just think that your life can change and all you have to do is NOT do certain things which is namely eating certain foods.   Most things that come with a price means you have to DO something.  It can become a mind game which can make it seem easier.

good luck and hang in there

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VG @Scott W!  And thanks for the comment.  I'm hanging but it is waffling from ok, to tough.

 

(Not really interested in Whole60 right now)

I've thought about doing whole2 followed by normal1 and repeat.

Maureen

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On 9/17/2017 at 6:44 AM, Mau_hutch said:

I bought blueberries at the store yesterday, and could not think of any way to enjoy them other than with my usual plain yogurt.

 

 

They're good plain, or tossed into a salad with chicken, spinach, a few walnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette. This one sounds weird, but it's good, really:  https://stupideasypaleo.com/2013/06/20/sweet-and-savory-blueberry-omelet/

45 minutes ago, Mau_hutch said:

it is waffling from ok, to tough

Is there anything in particular that's making it tough? Could you use suggestions for anything? New recipes, ways to deal with food prep, food boredom, hunger, lack of hunger? If you tell us what's going on, maybe someone will be able to suggest something helpful?

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Oh thanks for the reply.

i think what is tough are the cravings for my old food. Not that I'm not enjoying my food, I am.

Also, I'm a bit tired of eggs and fried potatoes. I'm probably not trying enough new recipes, perhaps only a couple of new recipes per week, and I'm enjoying them, and especially am gobbling up all my leftovers. It is wonderful to waste less than normal.

There are lots of things I love: I'm eating up all the veggies in my fridge, so as a result, what I'm eating is quite lovely and fresh. I also have significantly fewer obsessive thoughts about food. I also absolutely adore the freedom from the scale. Very mentally healthy to be free of it.

thanks again.

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5 hours ago, Scott W said:

Day 22 is going great.  Anyone interested in extending for a Whole60?

I'm thinking of extending. I have small patch left from my rosacea outbreak that pushed me to start this round. It's 90% better but I'm looking for even better. My downfall is dairy. I'm paying the price for those summertime iced coffees, ice cream, and more cheese events - I exceeded my "is it worth it" quotient. I have a few specific re-intro foods I want to test to see if they make my skin feel like it's burning my face off. So at least a W45, maybe a W60 for me. 

@Mau_hutchThere are lots of things I love: I'm eating up all the veggies in my fridge, so as a result, what I'm eating is quite lovely and fresh. I also have significantly fewer obsessive thoughts about food. I also absolutely adore the freedom from the scale. Very mentally healthy to be free of it.

Yes, these are things I love, too. I haven't weighed my self since I did my first W30 2 years ago - just go by the fit of my clothes (which is better but not quite there yet).  And I love having fresh food in my fridge!  Meal prep is not always fun but most nights when I get home from work, I have something really good waiting for me as a leftover.  Hope you  can hang in there and do re-intros well; that's where the real learning starts!

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23 hours ago, Scott W said:

Day 22 is going great.  Anyone interested in extending for a Whole60?

Not sure if I could get through another 30 days of this right off the bat.

I've found that throughout the last 3 weeks I've done really well with controlling my food intake, but I've let myself fall out of my workout routine completely. I meant to only take the first week off (because I rightfully anticipated feeling bad/having low energy as I detoxed), but even after moving through that I found it really difficult for me to eat hard boiled eggs & sweet potatoes first thing in the morning. So I just haven't gone.. :( which I know is terrible. I'm really missing my go-tos in the morning: oats & berries, my nutri-bullet shakes...

I know I want to continue with the non-processed food eating, but I'm thinking I may try to adhere to a longer-term, loosely-Paleo-based diet.. something with a little bit more flexibility so I don't feel so overwhelmed and can mentally and physically get myself back into a workout routine. But who knows, I could have a drastic change of heart after my reintroduction period.

Hope everyone is holding strong and feelin' good.

 

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