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  1. Brewer5

    Like an Onion

    We are all like onions. There are many layers of complexity that go together and make us appear as a Whole person. When you look at an onion in the grocery store ... if it clearly has a spot that is soft or discolored, what do you do? You put it back down, and you move on to an onion that looks perfect on the outside. You may unwittingly choose an onion that has blemishes hiding under that papery outer skin ... but in that moment, you make the best decision you can, and you move on with your day. Because you're tired of the bright lights, the screaming children, and that old lady who
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  2. Ginsky

    Gin's 6th Whole30 Log

    August 1st 2020 Day 1 I made a big pot of hamburger soup, all compliant ingredients so that's going to appear in my log quite a lot over the next several days. It's what I had for breakfast as a matter of fact. I decided to have a big plate of turkey and spinach for lunch which was very filling. Due to my error in ordering groceries, I have a lot of turkey as well. hahaha I didn't feel like I had room this afternoon for much eating so I just made a cucumber salad with a little bit of chicken liver pate that I made to freeze in portions. Even that made me feel stuff
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  3. I am going to be starting a whole30 again. Soon! August 1st! Wahooo... The last few months have been WEIRD. Very weird. I started a new engineering job only 2 days before our office closed due to the coronavirus. I tried learning the ropes remotely (with my kids and husband at home all day) and I hated it and was getting pretty depressed about it so I quit. Thankfully, my husband saved me and "plan B" went into action... We switched roles and he is working full time and I'm the one home with the kids all day starting this fall when he starts teaching. Our public school district
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  4. In matters of food preparation, work, and life in general, this is fantastically true. I'm glad you didn't hesitate to return to a food approach that works for you. Wishing you a joyful Sunday!
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  5. Corn is a non-gluten grain, it's still something you'd be reintroducing that you haven't had for 30 days. The reason to do reintroductions one food group at a time is so that if you have any reaction, you know what you reacted to, which can help you decide if that food is worth it to you going forward. If you reintroduce several food groups at once and end up feeling crappy afterward, you have no way of knowing which food group caused that, or if it's a combination of them.
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  6. Whole 30 Round 3, Saturday August 1, 2020 re-intro and goals I'm back after a crazy July of feeding my Sugar Dragon way too much, especially ice cream. My waist measurement has increased and my waist-to-hip ratio is at a staggering 0.906 today, which means I need to lose fat from around my mid section especially, but also generally all over. This morning I saw a video of myself and I don't like how I look (my body is shaped like a sausage, without a defined waist). I need to change that. I was considering following the DASH diet, but I decided to do another Whole 30 instead beca
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  7. MadyVanilla

    Take Advantage

    Big restart tomorrow as I've puttered along this week. I definitely feel like I've gotten myself back on track for the most part - I'm in a much better place than I was earlier in the week. I took the dog for a 5-mile hike yesterday in the cooler woods and it was absolutely lovely! I also did an hour yin yoga session - perfect. I have a quick, overnight trip tonight for baseball, but I have groceries and meal plans ready to start anew tomorrow!
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  8. Semi

    Whole30 in Germany

    So, I got my period. Normally that means a week of very hard pms'ing, cravings and bingeing ahead. Last month I had a terrible migraine and my blod pressure was very low. The last 5 days? Nothing! No cravings, barely any water retentions (not more than I expect with around 32°C outside), no Binge Eating. Just a bit of cramping in my back and stomach. Quite honestly one of my best PMS's in the last year. I'm totally happy with Whole30 until now. I'm thinking about doing it for 40-50 days. Or doing a very slow introduction of foods (li
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  9. Pre-whole30 log for today (not going to be compliant, but I'm getting used to tracking): M1: 2 eggs cooked in butter (need to switch over to ghee Aug 1st!) M2: Apple with natural peanut butter (will switch to unsweetened almond butter soon!) Snack: Baby carrots with primal kitchen ranch (I think I will switch to oil and balsamic vinegar, Vanilla yogurt with frozen blueberries (going to miss yogurt!) I'm getting pumped for Aug 1st! I think my plan for tonight is a chicken salad..or tuna patties made with almond flour. Not sure yet!
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  10. I did really well today in preparation for Aug 1st. You have no idea how much junk food I have been eating most days...soooo bad. I haven't officially started the whole30, but I'm trying to get used to eating more fruits and veggies and less bread and bagels. M1: Cereal...hopefully for the last time for 32+ days. M2: Green Smoothie Snacks: Apple, Crackers with wheat...hopefully for the last time for 32+days M3: Chicken Salad M4: Another Chicken salad with a hardboiled egg
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  11. I keep checking for your weekly update...while I am absolutely indebted to you for your valuable insight on my log, I love reading about your journey. I hope all is going well, that struggles are being surmounted (or at least treated with gentle reflection), and that you are back to sleeping well.
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  12. I look forward to reading your adventures with getting ready for the upcoming school year in the midst of the pandemic while doing W30! My youngest is starting college next month, my oldest will be starting her last year. I'll be continuing to work from home this fall (due to the pandemic) and dealing with empty nest while my husband works outside the home full-time. Here's to beginning anew on August 1!
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  13. Brewer5

    Like an Onion

    Day 1: 7/27/20 — Starting weight: 120.4 Not necessarily trying to lose weight - just recording it here for future reference. — I overdid it with the alcohol last night. Woke up this morning with a headache, low blood sugar feeling, and three trips to the bathroom. I started to journal more about that, but later decided to delete it. The main point is that I just want to feel good again. — I wasn’t able to sit down at the computer and keep great track of meals and times today - but I did keep the food compliant, and NO alcohol. I haven't veered terri
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  14. Brewer5

    Like an Onion

    If you would have told me a couple on months ago that I would be sitting here ready to write this post - I don't think I would have believed it. But here goes: Alcohol has played a big part in my life since MIL came to live with us. It started by buying some of those little cans of hard seltzer - low-carb sparkling water with alcohol - on our trip to go get her. My husband and I went on that trip alone - and it just seemed like a relaxing "vacation" thing to do at the time. That one moment set in motion an addiction - and I have had alcohol almost every evening since. I figured o
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