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  1. 2 points
    Aurora Blue

    #SeptemberWhole30

    Hi all, I'm starting my 2nd round tomorrow. I did my 1st round a few months ago due to chronic IBS. I had some benefits like sleeping better, strong nails etc but not much relief from my stomach issues so switched to the low FODMAP version for the last 10 days which gave some relief. So this time I'm doing completely low FODMAP and am hoping for some tiger blood this time Super excited to be starting again as the food freedom was the biggest benefit I got and I've slightly fallen off the wagon lately. Hope you're all getting on well whatever day you are on!
  2. 2 points
    SarahSun

    Starting today!

  3. 2 points
    crkohring

    #SeptemberWhole30

    I'm technically starting today, instead of September 1st, but I'm looking for people to chat with! My Whole30 will be from Sept. 3rd-Oct. 2nd, just in time for my birthday weekend! This is a restart for me. I attempted my first Whole30 on August 12th. One week in I forgot what I was doing and absentmindedly ate a small muffin... so originally I was going to add 7 extra days to my Whole30, but then 3 weeks in I ate some cashews with peanut oil (didn't read the label first, learned my lesson!), so I realized I just need to start over, give my best effort, and see this through. I'm not disappointed in starting over because I'm happy with my results so far and I'm excited to see what the next 30 days have in store. Cheers everyone! - Catalina
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    SugarcubeOD

    Starting today!

    Congrats to all who are finished or finishing and starting the next chapter! The mods kindly ask that if you guys want to chat through reintroductions and life after whole30 that one of you go ahead and start a thread on the Life After Whole30 section... we often have newbies who come along and only start reading at most recent posts where off plan things are being discussed and it can get confusing for them (and make a lot of work explaining for us ). Way to go all who completed, you guys did something that is not so simple! Good work!!!
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    SarahSun

    Starting today!

    @Lunarose and @Alisha Alexander, I have finally weighed and measured myself...no wonder why people have been commenting about it. I have lost approximately 3 inches from my butt, hips and chest and 25 lbs! I am very excited...these are from measurements taken on July 14 since I did a 2-week sugar detox before I started the Whole30. I am super happy, but I need to stay healthy because I still have a ways to go...I would like to lose about 30 more pounds although 45 pounds would put me in "normal" range for someone of my height and frame. I told you, I have a long history of bad eating!! I am super curious to hear about your reintroduction experiences. So far, my body hated the first 2 things I ate...I was in the bathroom suffering the consequences within an hour of eating it!!!! The first meal was compliant mexican chicken, pork, steak and onions with refried beans (legume day). The other one was a brisket and roast beef sandwich from Arby's (gluten day?). On legume day, I think I ate too much which is mostly what made me miserable. Yesterday, I was stuck rushing another introduction because we were heading to the zoo and I did not prepare anything Whole30 approved. I thought roast beef and brisket with a little bit of bread (I took most of the bun off) would be okay, but it wasn't!!!!! I will NOT be eating fast food ever again. Have a great day! Sarah
  6. 1 point
    Rottiegirl2017

    August 14th Start Date

    Thank you SugarcubeOD - I may have never heard your voice in person, but I swear I hear it in my head a lot =) . I'm not complaining! I like the added "good cop" in my ear. When I saw that Instagram post on W30 recipes - I was like - "WOW, just one egg, really? I can do that? I better check." Most other posts that refer to W30, I take with a grain of salt - I look at the recipe and see if I think it's compliant or not. The eggs look deceiving, but they are actually folded under themselves (like an omelet) so that I could see everything else on the plate. I honestly could not have added any more of anything to my breakfast plate this morning - it took all I had to finish it. (But boy was it tasty!)
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    Alisha Alexander

    Starting today!

    @SarahSun Yes I have measured, I'm down about 7 pounds and I lost 2.5 inches off my waist!
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    Byrdistheword

    Finished my first whole30!!

    I finished my very first whole30 cycle as of August 31st and I must say, I am so damn proud of myself! First, body changes. I lost 10 pounds and definitely see my face is slimmer and my stomach sticks out less. One of the greatest improvements though is my energy. I was the NAP QUEEN before all this, even with coffee. Now I'm not saying that all of a sudden I'm running marathons, but I definitely do feel a steady energy level increase throughout the day. Second, self awareness. At the beginning of the whole30 I would often be on autopilot when it came to food. Oh the cheese department is giving away samples? Sure, I'll have some. You'd like me to taste this new wine? Of course! There's only a few bites of pie left? I'll take it, no sense in getting a box. And so on. But having to have laser like focus about everything I ate really made a difference. I never really realized how often I eat on cruise control. Plus, I soon learned that cooking healthy food for myself is not a chore or punishment, it's treating myself with respect. Something long overdue. I celebrated my victory my first reintroduction day with some wine. Today, on my second, I had a little black beans and rice. And while I was tempted by my boyfriends cheesy tator tots, I have continued to abstain from dairy and will continue to do so. I know that my journey isn't over, but I'm really proud of how far I've come. I feel confident going into my future, knowing now that this lifestyle is possible. Good luck to all those out there starting their whole30 for the first time. Believe me, It's totally worth it.
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    SugarcubeOD

    #SeptemberWhole30

    How about just tell him that you're doing an elimination diet to see how food affects you and one of the big things you have to avoid is grains and that you appreciate the offer (assuming you do) but you don't want the amazing food to go to waste so you'll politely decline. Don't beat around the bush, just be polite and firm about it. And if he keeps offering daily, tell him that you again appreciate the offer but you're going to say no for the next 30 days and you'd be happy to use a roll or other day old item on day 31 to test grains but could he please stop asking because youre going to keep saying no and you don't want to fail so he can help you be successful by stopping offering. And to put it in perspective for when days get hard (cause they will), your health is worth more than a day old roll... you sell them for what, 95 cents? Half price for day old would be 50 cents... on that hard day, please don't sell out your health for 50 cents
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    Rottiegirl2017

    August 14th Start Date

    Day 20!! Food today was interesting.........We went to a birthday party for my nephew's daughter (4years old). I had to get her presents before we left so I was pressed for time. Before running to the store, I had some compliant deli turkey and avocado. On the way to the party (it was an hour drive) I had cut up a green apple and had some almonds (shared the apple with the kids). I had 2 bottles of water at the party - no pizza and no cake -- and NO Desire for either of them. I had a couple pieces of my epic jerky (small squares) on the drive home because I was hungry and was getting a headache. When we got home, I had some more compliant deli turkey and a banana (fast and easy). Dinner was an organic fed, pasture-free whatever burger (they have a nice selection at Costco) on romaine leaves (l6 romaine leaves stacked together to make a "bun") with avocado and sliced oven baked sweet potato - yummy and I'm full. I cannot believe we are almost 3 weeks through our 30 days. I had hoped to go longer than 30 days, and now I know for sure I will. The only thing that drives me crazy is everytime my husband says, "oh you can't eat that - what are you going to eat?" I CHOOSE not to eat thing, I CAN eat anything I want - I am a grown up after all =)
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    Okay, I was finally able to sign in here. I had TWO doc visits and my doc said to quit this diet. I have started eating my regular (in moderation diet) for three days now and my symptoms are nearly all gone. This diet is clearly not for everyone. Sorry I wasn't able to respond sooner!
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    MegMags

    #SeptemberWhole30

    I just started following your pinterest board! Thanks! I actually made the chocolate chili earlier today. It's still really warm here but since I just started I want to make a few soups and a hardy salad that can last in my fridge for a few days. Looking forward to completing day one!
  13. 1 point
    SugarcubeOD

    No Good Time for a full W30!!

    What if you just try and overcome the difficulty? I mean life is always going to have difficult spots and what you're going to eat at a party is probably pretty low down on the difficulty list. Why not give yourself 30 days where the difficult time is nearer the end and then just manage it? We have plenty of people on the forum who travel, have kids, take vacations, commute for work etc... that can give you help and support when those times come around...
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    Marieogrady

    #SeptemberWhole30

    Hi All! I'm Marie and on Day #3! This is my first Whole30 adventure. Glad to be committed with you all. i'm a mother (one child with special needs), wife, personal trainer, fitness instuctor, triathlete, and full-time self employed in a family landscape business.... and I need a nutritional reboot big time. My dearest friend is currently battling cancer as well as a family member. It's never been more apparent to me how important what we put into our bodies is as it stands to me today. Even with all my experiences with exercise, I have not fully benefited because my eating habits have always been average at best and it has caught up to me physically, mentally and I'm sure emotionally too. I'm truly looking forward to engaging and connecting with you all through this process and lifestyle change. We can do this, one bite at a time! Cheers to our 30 days of introspection into our relationship with food and changing our choices to healthy ones. Marie
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    invinciblechar

    August 7th Start Date

    Thanks, @SugarcubeOD ! Since my freakout earlier, I texted back and forth with my friend. I told her I was getting worried/overwhelmed about what I could eat at her place, and trying to think of things everyone else could eat too, but she assured me not to worry about everyone else and to just bring things for myself. Phew! I have it all mapped out and I'm ready to go!
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    Lunarose

    Starting today!

    So, day 4 - one of the hardest days according to the timeline and I am feeling it! I still haven't had any headaches or food cravings, but my anxiety is through the roof The anxiety isn't even about food, more just life stuff. I am hoping it passes soon! Also turns out this first week is coinciding with my PMS so, yeah. Trying to stay focused and on track with meals, I am definitely experiencing some loss of appetite, which is probably due to said anxiety. I printed out the whole 30 calendar and put it on my fridge, so I can mark it off each day at the end of the day with a large red X. And I signed up for the daily newsletter. These have helped a lot for me with staying motivated! How are y'all doing?? Feeling the sugar dragon yet?? Even though I'm struggling right now, I still feel determined!
  17. 1 point
    ShannonM816

    Struggling with weekend choices

    Have you read through the Life After Your Whole30 information available on the site? https://whole30.com/step-four-finished/. It might help you to think about how you want to move forward. Melissa's latest book, Food Freedom Forever, is also about this. I think many of us struggle with this, and it's normal to have trouble figuring it out. Know that you're probably going to have times where you feel you're going backwards or getting off track. Just get yourself back on track as soon as you can. That may mean doing another whole30, or it may mean doing a whole7 for a week, and then going to your own WholeShanen with whatever rules you've decided work best for you. Those rules could be eating whole30 at home and relaxing the rules when you're out, or not worrying about added sugar in things like meat or condiments ever. If you had a really bad reaction to something like dairy or wheat you may avoid those completely no matter what. And your rules can change over time, so keep thinking about how foods make you feel and whether they're still worth it to you.