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  1. 4 points
    Morning!!!! Aaaahhhh...I walked it. Nailed it. Even silently encouraged a friend to get off and walk with me. LET'S DOOOOO THIS!!!!
  2. 2 points
    Let's Dooooo It!

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    oh...by the way...rocking the BUTTON UP JEANS on this Jeans day Friday!!! Whooohoo! This is "MAJOR! Husband asked... "Why are you wearing my jeans???" "BECAUSE I CAAAAAAAN!!" He shook his head with a smirk and walked away.. It's a HAPPY FRIDAY YALL!!!
  3. 2 points
    Let's Dooooo It!

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Good evening everyone. Pretty much had breakfast for dinner. It was lovely!!! 17...going down!!! 18 ushers in the "two day vacation". Woohoo!!! May all be challenged...and successful in our quest tomorrow...the entire weekend!!!
  4. 2 points
    Yukon Cheryl

    Diabetes Reversed in 90 Days!

    I have never written a testimonial. I am so happy to be writing one now! I started Whole30 on January 2, 2018. I had been taken off diabetes medication because I could not manage the medication. My A1C reading was 7.7 and I was on a wait list to see a specialist in internal medicine to see what medication I could take to manage the diabetes. My liver enzymes were in the high 90's. I was entirely Whole30 compliant for 30 days. I had my A1C test at about day 21 and it was 7.1. After years of seeing movement upward only I was ecstatic. The diabetes educator was skeptical and said well of course your blood sugar is good because you have cut all carbs. I showed her my food diary. Oh you are eating carbs ( I need potatoes almost daily)...oh this is a plan you could stay on for life...I had lost 12 pounds too! That was Day 21! I asked my Dr. to not move forward with any medication until after my next A1C test and after seeing the specialist. I still stuck to the Whole30 plan but was not so diligent about food labels. I did not do any reintroduction but did have a couple of items that contained dairy and sugar a couple of times. On April 13th I had the A1C test and got results today. I am at 6.1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't really say Day 102 Whole30, but after 102 days on the plan, I have reversed diabetes, the internal medicine doc says no need for ANY medication whatsoever! My liver enzymes are normal! And I have lost 30 pounds! While I am still considered pre-diabetic that will change too! Thank you Whole30!!!
  5. 1 point
    Great post @humanitysurvey! So good to hear from you again! I can relate to so much of what you are saying! I agree with your reintroduction phase. Sounds good! I too like the Day by Day Whole30 journal! Really am glad to hear from you and all the input you offer! Be encouraged! xo Dianne
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    humanitysurvey

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Hi all. I haven't posted much on here but I have been keeping up with my Whole30 Day by Day journal. I really have been enjoying it. I think it has kept me motivated this time around. I was starting to get discouraged because as I read other people saying things like I've fit into my skinny jeans or I'm down a size or I've peaked at the scale and I'm down 10lbs. (This was the reason I pulled away from the forum.) I've felt a mental shift and took the desperation out of it. Yes I'm hoping for weight loss but the main reason I decided to do the W30 this time was to correct some digestive issue and I've done that. I'm seeing the improvements that I was hoping for so I need to take that as a huge victory. Before I couldn't go more that a few days without eating something sweet and now I've gone 19 days and I don't even crave fruit to use as a substitute for dessert. I'm trying to change behavior more then just following a set of rules. I'm already thinking about what happens on Day 31. I'm planning on relaxing the "no added sugar" rule so that I can eat the bacon, sausage and ham that I have in my freezer but I will still stay away from things like ketchup and BBQ Sauce and Salad dressings. I want to do this for 30 days. I'm thinking every 30 days to reintroduce something but in the end it won't be a lot because I was really eating W30 before by with dairy. Think of it as a really slow reintroduction. NSV - I got a manicure the first week of April and my fingers still look good. Unfortunately, no tiger blood here. I was hoping my sleep would improve but it hasn't been consistent. This is another reason why I think I need more that just 30 days to see the improvements I want which is totally ok with me.
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    Jalapeño pepper soaked in vinegar...on JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING at some point in the week...from omelets to chicken to fish. A spicy kick gets me through...mustard, peppers and hot sauce do it for me. But I'm weird. I'm the girl that LIKES liver Brussel sprouts and black licorice...the latter, of course, which has not been consumed for quite a bit BEFORE the Whole...
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    Dave K

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Same here... the safe/easy plan would be to head into next week carrying over most of the meals we've been cooking. I was also thinking it's time to mix it up. We do a lot of diced chicken, one meal i think i'm planning is adding chicken to the stir-fried cauliflower rice that @suzannes posted previously. I plan on doing a little searching this weekend.
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    When you lie and say that something is a serious allergy, the kitchen will have to put their allergy procedure into place which often means scrubbing down the entire prep/cook area and stopping operations in the kitchen in order to accommodate your 'allergy'. There is nothing wrong with preferences and from most of the experiences of people here when this conversation comes up, the restaurant/servers appreciate you being honest about your situation. Questioning before you order and confirming when the food arrives is sufficient in most cases to ensure that your preferences are taken into account. Lying about allergies creates a lot more work for the restaurant than is required. Also, if you do lie about the allergy during a Whole30 and then show up at the same restaurant in your food freedom and order the chocolate cake at the end of your meal, that's pretty disingenuous...
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    tutormom

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I hear ya, @bigmamabird! I was getting seriously bored - almost depressed - with my food choices last week. But I have some really great recipes to share, which I will get to later. Stay tuned! Right now I have a pressing question about Coconut Cream ~ How long does this last in the frig before it goes horribly wrong??? I had some set aside for various dishes, and today I tried to top my breakfast casserole with a dollop of it. It SMELLED fine, as far as I could tell, but OH MY GOODNESS - the TASTE was very rancid! I had to toss my serving. Very sad! I don't seem to be using up the Coconut milk or cream quickly enough to justify opening a can. ANY SUGGESTIONS???
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    Bootsie1947

    Anyone want to start 4/20??

    I started April 14 and this is day 7 for me. Finally sleeping better. But it took a week. Working now on planning meals as I’ve never done preplanning. I am making bullet coffee in am, google recipe, and it helps with the no sugar in my coffee. Quite good and very filling. I do need better a.m. breakfasts as I’ve run through my staple of recipes. It took a week to get over no sugar no alcohol. But one week down and I’m in a smaller dress than before so it’s working. Let’s stay in touch. Elizabeth
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    Dovid

    Starting Here In Israel

    Hey, checking in again. I made it through my first Whole30 and ended up going 45 days before I started the reintroduction. I felt amazing! And I started my second Whole30 this past week, I am now on day 6 and it's great! I have to say that after being off of the plan and not being so careful for a month or so, coming back on it so relieving, I don't feel like I am restricting myself from eating anything, I feel like I'm eating normally again!!
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    bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Day 18 down. I seem to be in a bit of a food rut. I'm cycling through the same few meals. Right now its not a problem, I'm not bored with it yet, but I need to change it up a bit before I do get bored.
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    ShannonM816

    FIRST TIMER - Starting 4/9/18

    Hi, @30Rookie -- a couple of things you might try next time this situation happens. First, if you know you need to eat by a certain time before you leave, set a timer so you don't forget. Second, be sure there's food made up ahead of time so you can just grab it without a lot of thought or prep, so you have no excuse not to eat a real meal, even if you have to just grab the food out of the fridge as you walk out the door. Eating vegetables at 3:00 to tide you over was not a bad idea, but I would say to be sure this isn't happening often. The recommended three template meals (plus pre- and post-workout if you're working out) are the minimum amount of food you ought to be eating each day. Skipping one meal one day in your Whole30 is not the end of the world, but if it happens often, you'll end up undernourished and feeling tired and run down, which is not what we want you to experience at all. If you find yourself on the go a lot and needing to take food with you to eat, you probably don't want to rely on Larabars. Many people keep hard boiled eggs in the fridge so they can grab a few of those to take with them, or cans or pouches of tuna or salmon or chicken, packets of olives, compliant jerky, pre-cut vegetables, even leftovers can work, it's just a matter of planning ahead.
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    ShannonM816

    Feeling Discouraged

    If this is a big change from how you were preparing food before, it can take some time to get used to, but the meal planning will get easier. What you might try is keeping some frozen stuff on hand -- frozen vegetables, burger patties, chicken -- so that as you get later in the week you can just fix those, rather than going back to the store. By a couple of weeks in you should have a better feel for how much you're eating too -- it can seem like a lot of food, especially a lot of vegetables, but you will actually eat all of it. There are lots of "how to stock your pantry" type of blog posts out there, look for paleo or Whole30 specific ones, but don't just rush out and blindly buy everything they say. Consider what they recommend and how you could use those items, and then get the things that will let you have non-perishable food on hand for times when something goes wrong and due to lack of planning or a random bad cooking day you find yourself searching for something quick and easy. Tuna, salmon, olives, some canned veggies, pickles, olive oil, a couple of kinds of vinegar for dressings, and a few favorite spices or spice blends will go a long way toward putting a meal together in a hurry, or allowing you to change up a recipe when you realize you forgot an ingredient or something went bad faster than expected. There are a couple of helpful posts linked on this page: https://meljoulwan.com/paleo-101/ -- look for Great Ingredients: No Recipe Required for some ideas for easy to put together meals, Stocking Up for a little more about guesstimating how much food you might need for a week, and The Method Behind My Madness for a helpful way to plan and cook for a week at a time.
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    Dockris

    FIRST TIMER - Starting 4/9/18

    Today we are having a "food day" at work. Celebrating on the April Birthdays. Originally I had planned to bring some compliant deviled eggs in. However, i felt like crap yesterday (not really due to the Whole 30, I had a small procedure on Tuesday and was still recovering) and didn't have time to get them ready. I walked in the kitchen to fill my water bottle, saw all the food and really the only things that looked good was the salsa a friend made (that was compliant, but I didn't want any) and another type of salsa (that wasn't compliant because it has cheese and beans in it). But I just walked away. I didn't really feel any urge to try anything. I did bring an Rx bar today, just in case i really was tempted I had an extra something to choose instead. We have been saving the Rx bars for our hikes or other situations when we need something more (like when I had to run to a meeting, so didn't have time to eat dinner. I had half an Rx bar to hold me till I got home afterwards and could then eat dinner.) Actually feeling pretty good. We are doing biggest loser right now at work. A friend has been tracking my weight loss for me (I close my eyes when I step on the scale- only almost fell once lol). And she submits my loss %. So I don't know how I am doing, but I feel pretty great, so not concerned. The biggest loser event ends 2 weeks after our Whole 30, so I might talk my husband into waiting to do our reintroduction phase till after it ends, because I really just don't want to go through those icky feelings while finishing up the program here at work. I feel great right now and want that same feeling when we complete Biggest Loser. Regardless of how much I lost, I want to have the Great Feeling to hold on to, because then I know I did well- even if the scale doesn't reflect that. Does that make sense?
  17. 1 point
    Let's Dooooo It!

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Woke up tired. You know what? I've let the weather stop me from walking the two miles from the train station to my job. Stopped getting off two stops early. I think the body is missing that flood of endorphins before starting the day... Cold and/or snow or not... tomorrow... I'M WALKING...
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    SugarcubeOD

    FIRST TIMER - Starting 4/9/18

    Religious requirements trump Whole30 - many people use dealcoholized wine and drink and eat only as much as is strictly required for the religious purpose
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    Dockris

    FIRST TIMER - Starting 4/9/18

    Saturday was a tough day for us since we are used to not cooking and usually eating out on Saturdays. But we made it
  20. 1 point
    Melissa Hartwig

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