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  1. Those of you who are following this tale will be relieved to hear that we are still going strong! Today is Day 5. I won't bore you with a 5-day long list of all the meals (not that that information is boring! but for anyone who is interested, you can turn to page 196 in The Whole30 book because these total newbies are sticking to the seven-day plan that someone else put together for the first week, because anything else was too daunting!). Also, I have the Whole30 Journal and am documenting all meals, snacks and drinks in there. I'll definitely log the highlights in the weeks to come, though!
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  2. Once upon a time, at LEAST two years ago, my mother-in-love told me about this interesting food thing that her sister had done. Where you cut out sugar, bread, dairy, and alcohol for a whole month just to reset your body. Then, by slowly reintroducing them to your diet, you could see how certain things you are putting into your body are affecting you. I was instantly intrigued. I've never gone on a diet or even thought about going on one, as I've never really struggled with weight (lucky genes, I think- my father was a beanpole at my age). BUT I've never been able to fully get rid of my a
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  3. I love this - you are being so thoughtful about your approach, and the off-track meals have been learning experiences for you rather than complete derailments. The Sunday questions - I may steal this when I'm ready to reintroduce. The journaling and thoughtful consideration of how foods and habits impact how I feel about myself and how I feel physically have been instrumental in my success so far. I worry about the dark abyss post-W60 (for me). Congratulations on finding a strategy that is working toward a successful transition. Even though you had some changes in you
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  4. The fact that you made good, though imperfect, choices and didn't beat yourself up about it is awesome. And you are right back to W30. Nice!
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  5. Today is my Day 30! I woke up this morning feeling really good. I wake up before my alarm every day. My energy level is pretty much the same. I feel hungry before breakfast. I actually eat a breakfast now, and that’s a big change. I feel tired at about the same time each night. I get a deeper sleep. I no longer need to take OTC allergy meds. I had an oral allergy to bananas and apples that seem to have disappeared. My clothes fit better. I stepped in the scale today and note I lost 5 lbs but I can tell it’s different than “normal” - I can see my jawline. I have l
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  6. @Contessa I just copy-pasted your reintroduction plan onto my computer. LoL. Will definitely be pulling that up again for ideas in a few weeks. Thanks! And congrats!!!
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  7. I can relate to this so much! I wish you the best as you continue with your reintroduction and food freedom!
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  8. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 5 B = coffee w/ almond milk; 2 hardboiled eggs; 1/2 grapefruit; 1/4 avocado L = cabbage-carrot slaw w/ mayo & chicken; tomato & sugar snap peas; blueberry smoothie S = tomato slices & 1/4 avocado D = zucchini noodles w/ tomato sauce; sardines w/ olive oil, capers & pickled red onion; baked yam exercise = 20 min run Note to self: if you eat more at breakfast, you will have a better run I'm still figuring out what feels like "enough" at each meal though I am currently pre-menstrual and am always extra hungry at that time
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  9. Good luck! I just started yesterday.
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  10. Kirra

    Round 2

    Wow! That is no small feat! What a great NSV. Every workday, without fail, I hit the "2-4 Slump," in which I really really want a nap, but can't have one and am therefore half as productive as I could be. This gives me hope that this miracle might happen to me, too! LoL. Good job yesterday!
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  11. "The Month There Was No Dr. Pepper" hooked me completely. Great title I'm looking forward to cheering you along your journey. I hope you will report frequently here on your difficulties and joys — we are here to support you!
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  12. Used my Instant Pot for the first time today. I've had it almost a year and a half and I've just been too intimidated to use it. But, today- I went for it and made hard boiled eggs and they turned out PERFECT! Put a couple into potato salad and will save the rest to either put on a salad or maybe deviled eggs or egg salad. hmmm.... I also made green beans tonight for the first time. Willingly. On purpose. Lol. I've always hated cooked green beans since I was very young but giving them a try at the restaurant last weekend made me feel a bit more adventurous. I sautéed them in coco
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  13. MadyVanilla

    Round 2

    Yes! I put some regular black tea bags and a peach herbal tea bag in a clear pitcher of water and sat it on the back deck all day yesterday - I'll be sipping on this deliciousness all day today - thanks for the reminder, it's like a treat. I'm glad you slept better. And smoothie=vegetable soup....seems a good way to reframe, I mean, gazpacho is delicious. But if your'e having side effects...That's what i have loved about my current W30, I have discovered so much about how different foods effect me.
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  14. Krystle0806

    Whole30 Progress

    I started my journey 6/25, today is day 6. I can honestly say I feel pretty good. I was GF before and I think that because of that I am used to finding substitutions for foods and eliminating things from my diet. I had a lot of the pantry items already so shopping was just making sure I had good meats, and I am adding more squash and potatoes than I am used to eating. Plus I really enjoy cooking. I have tried a few recipes on the website and from the cookbook. Just FYI some of the instructions online are lacking steps in the process and the recipes could really use some more spices to add to t
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  15. This is such a well-planned reintroduction-It's one thing to read it and say, "yeah, I can follow that" and another to actually write out what you want to do. This is fantastic! Yes...thinking ahead to any social occasions or a new tart recipe I've come across and planning, looking forward to, those opportunities to enjoy something special. The ability to savor those moments, that glass of red with a creamy Camembert and slice of raspberry tart while sitting on the front porch with a friend on Friday evening...that is so much more life- and soul-affirming than mindlessly shoveling a
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  16. Reintroduction thoughts for 6/28/20: Spent a good portion of yesterday thinking through my reintroduction and trying to think through what I will need on a physical and spiritual levels in order to be successful. Here is my game plan for the next two weeks: Day 31: Legumes: I'll try some peanut butter, soy sauce, and black beans. Days 32–33: Back to the Whole30 Day 34: Reintroduce non-gluten grains: I'll try some oatmeal, some white rice, and perhaps some corn tortilla chips. I did notice on on my spontaneous sushi date night with my bf last weekend that the soy sauce ca
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  17. Brewer5

    Like an Onion

    Day 31 was on Thursday. That was my last completely compliant day. I'm putting a list here of my non-compliant items, because I need to get back on track. I can feel the difference, and I don't like it. Friday = trail mix & McDonald's Saturday = one popcorn shrimp (lol) Sunday = peanuts Monday = shortbread cookies @ work (wtf!) & peanuts @ home Tuesday = peanuts -- Anybody notice a problem item standing out here? I don't know ... I mean, of course it could be much worse ... but I just feel out of sorts. I was really on a roll with W30.
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