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  1. Day 9 for me.... I am starting to feel great! Got out in the back yard yesterday and wrestled with some nasty weeds with my husband which I would normally not have the energy for (I work 9p-5a over the weekends), so my NSV is getting my yard work done! I see lots of people are frustrated trying to do "the perfect Whole30" and follow the meal template and all the rules and that can really drive a person crazy! I remember this from my first few rounds-- It is a lot with all the rules and it is SO DIFFERENT from the way anyone else we know eats. You have to step back and let good enough
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  2. kirbz

    Kirbz's Whole30 Log

    ROUND 3, Day 8: Monday, September 9 Meal 1: three scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk; bowl of cauliflower bone broth soup; two slices of bacon Pre-Workout Snack: hard-boiled egg; banana Exercise (6 hours, 20 minutes): 5.88-mile, 10-pitch rock climb with 2,395 of elevation gain and topping out at 10,306 feet (137 average HR; 174 max HR) Intra-Workout Snack: pouch of peach, apricot, and banana baby food; pouch of blueberry, pear, and purple carrot baby food; half mango RXBar Intra-Workout Meal 2: collard green sandwich wrap with four slices deli turkey, one
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  3. Thank you all for your kind words and support. It really does mean a lot. Right now I figure I may as well keep going, at least for the next few days, since basically all I have in my fridge is whole30 food anyway and I don't have much of an appetite. Gonna try and at least do the 3 meals a day, as close to template as I can... I might try the trick of plating a meal, and then eating as much as I can, and then picking it up later if I don't finish it. Honestly, I'm kind of surprised that I've stayed "technically compliant" in the face of all this. I'll take it day by day and will re
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  4. Aw honey I’m so sorry. But I’m so proud of you for advocating for yourself. You only need to worry about your mental health right now. So if having the Whole 30 helps like you feel some control over your life when things feel out of control, then go with it. If you feel like you need to have a glass (or bottle) of wine and cry it out with your girlfriends, then do that too. The Whole 30 will always be here, and you can always try again. We love you!!
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  5. I intended to start today as I just got back from vacation and splurged! This is my first time doing the Whole 30 and didn't give myself enough time to prepare so I'm doing it NOW. Adding groceries to my list so I can start prepping tonight and officially start my day 1 tomorrow. I also purchased the 3 recipe books for the Whole 30 to give me a variety of options as I know how I can be when I don't know what to eat/cook. I also signed up to do a 6 week bootcamp challenge at the gym to coincide with my Whole 30 for even better results. So let's do this!!!!
    2 points
  6. MadyVanilla

    First Journal

    I've started several Whole30s in the past, never fully compliant (cheese and coffee cream...), but ended each with renewed enthusiasm for better eating and improved overall well-being. It's been nearly 5 years since I last did a reset, though. In those 5 years, I spent the first 4 walking the line of healthy eating. I often told myself that as long as I stayed away from bread and pasta I was good. While that kept me in check to some extent, I was still finding myself eating way too many convenience foods. The Panera salad soon became Buffalo Wild Wings and somehow morphed into Arby'
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  7. Starting my 3rd Whole30 on Monday 9/9/19 after I get back from my vacay. I try to do a full whole30 every 6 months after I finish my last whole30 and it's about that time! Plus I got a bit chunky after completing a recent marathon 3 months ago (I always tend to gain weight after marathons due to running less miles...yet I still eat all the things...ay yi yi!) Time to clean up my diet and feel good again. Gimme a shout if you would like to join! :)
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  8. This is my first WHOLE30 and I just wanted a space where I can record some thoughts (whether anyone reads them or not) My WHY: I feel like crap. I live with constant brain fog that I blame on being a mother of two young children (5 y.o. and almost 2 y.o.) and that it's hit or miss if my almost 2 year old will sleep through the night. I pretend that my sleep being interrupted is the reason I can't lose weight, but being honest, I eat like crap. It's the food and my lack of control around it. And my lack of motivation - about everything - work, exercise, eating smaller portions. To
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  9. Honestly, I don't use it very often anymore either - I think I used to build some of my recipes in it to try to figure out calories per serving way back when I did Weight Watchers 10 years ago. I just remember it had that "on sale" feature and thought it could be helpful, especially for someone who might have limited time to plan and grocery shop.
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  10. Regarding fruit, I don't eat it for the first week or two of Whole30, and I try to limit "sweet" starches like sweet potatoes and butternut (I'm happy enough to do roasted carrots in the place of those for the first bit!). When I do eat fruit during Whole30, I tend to use fruits that are less sweet and I make sure they're incorporated with my meal (e.g., raspberries on a salad, apples cooked with my pork roast). I never ever eat dried fruits during Whole30, because those send me hunting for date and nut bars, which are a quick way to derail myself. I also tend to push my fruit toward the eveni
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  11. Keep it simple, and give yourself grace. Don't worry about fancy cooking methods, just get the food cooked (or throw it together as a salad, or use pre-cooked compliant stuff, etc.). Pair things up based on what you personally like, even if other people don't think it should work. You're basically just going for a protein, a bit of healthy fat, and a veggie or two (some of which can be starchy veg if needed or wanted). If you're only cooking for one, a standard "sheet pan dinner" is 4 servings so would give you dinner plus a few leftover meals. A big pot of soup gives the option of k
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  12. So here I am getting ready to finish up Day 7. I am still feeling depressed and distraught because I don't think I am doing everything I am supposed to be doing. I have bought a lot of W30 approved items. And also items I thought were W30 approved until I eat them and look at the label AGAIN and see something in there that I missed the first time that is not W30! UUGGH! This is getting frustrating. I did better with meal planning this week, (at least I think I did, we will see as we go along) but I am still getting the meal template all jacked up (it seems like every meal). At least for me any
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  13. I am so looking forward to the nights where I sleep well, and the afternoons where I don't fall asleep at my desk.
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  14. Hi everyone. Technically it's Day 8 for me, but I had some pretty crushing personal stuff happen over the weekend, and I'm not sure I'm in a place to continue the whole30. Strangely enough, I stayed technically compliant in the midst of crisis, but it wasn't in a healthy way. I'm trying to decide if it's better for me to stick it out and continue what I've started, or if that will put more pressure on me emotionally than I can handle right now. I know I'm an adult and can make my own decisions, but I'm genuinely not sure what route would be better for me right now. At this point I am
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  15. Hi all, Day 9 today. I had a great weekend--made the Chicken Chowder and Cold Thai Salad as planned. Both are fabulous dishes. Note on the Chicken Chowder: while the recipe states 45 minutes prep, it took me 2 hours. Need to speed up my chopping skills The Cold Thai Salad (which I have leftovers with me for my lunch today) could use a little more spiciness (there is a poblano chili in there so not sure why it is not hotter). And while I thought I was past the tired stage, I slept almost 10 hours last night which is the most sleep I have gotten in more than 10 years! Have a great da
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  16. Stop thinking in terms of breakfast foods. It's just a meal, you can eat anything at meal 1 that you eat at any other meal. Leftovers are easy. Soup or stew can be nice if it's starting to get chilly in the morning where you are. This past discussion has things people have eaten for breakfast that aren't eggs:
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