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    Okay... I'm committing to starting whole30 on Monday July29th and I'm obliger so I do best with external accountability. I'm putting this here and I'm also going to be documenting it on my instagram (nicoleonrepeat)...I call myself Nicoleonrepeat because I've struggled with weight my whole life, and I feel like I'm, on "repeat!" I lost over 200lbs before eating Paleo and exercising... and I kept the weight off for years... then I had a baby last September and got Post Partum Panic Disorder...which meant I had to take antidepressants... and I can't even say I used food as a tool, but I just went right back to my eating habits from years before. The stress of having a new baby, dealing with medical issues and trying to keep my weight in check was hard to balance and something had to get pushed to the backburner... and it was definitely my weight.. I've gained 100lbs since my baby was born but I'm determined to be an example and role model for my son... and something just tells me Whole30 is a great on-ramp to that freeway of freedom from food control over my life. So anyway... I'm excited to be a part of this. Praying I can stay strong and do what is really a simple thing to do... just follow the rules.
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    LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Thank you so much! I'm really enjoying Whole 30 and am beginning to seriously realize this is a lifestyle change, not a short term program. Everyday I'm seeing new NSV's. Some NSV's are so obvious to others that I've had a lot of friends ask me about it, and several are now joining me on their own journey. It's exciting to have such strong support from family, friends and my physicians. I know I'm on the right path!
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    Even just letting them have fun tossing veggies in oil and herbs could be helpful to you, because it's one less step that you have to worry about. If you don't want to tempt fate by letting them do it in a bowl, you can always just put everything in a big zipper-close bag. I do that with my own carrots, tossing them in olive oil with some salt, pepper, and tarragon. The same can go for tossing meats or veggies in herb and (compliant) flour/starch mix before baking or frying. Put it all in a big baggie and let the kids go to town. For the older one, maybe helping with making meat patties? If you had some pre-formed (and even pre-cooked) sausage, it might make it easier to grab protein in the morning... just be careful with seasonings, if you're going to have tiny hands help mix! Anyway, just some thoughts that have worked for us. Either way, I'm glad you get enjoyment from cooking, that helps a lot with Whole30!
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    Emma

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    Day Three - Woke up a couple times last night due to the cat and had a very enthusiastic greeting from the dogs just a wee bit early this morning, but overall it was a good sleep. I ate a huge dinner last night (butternut squash, halibut, salad greens) and it was hot and I was tired. This morning things are starting off well and it helps that it is cooler. Goals for the day: Meditate, Eat Whole30, Practice I also really want to take advantage of today and spend more time outside so once I stand up, I plan to map out the full day.
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    Thanks Ashleypaeik! I have been looking through the whole30 logs trying to find motivation and I am just seeing a lot of people that did not make it through the 30 days. Then the posts on this thread have died down. I’m here day 17 and yesterday was hard emotionally as I posted but I stayed compliant. My body is not adjusting well, my mi d is fighting it too. The sugar cravings are less though and I haven’t reached for a snack bar yesterday or today at 8 am, lol. I have prepared carrots and compliant ranch sauce for emergencies. People have said my face looks better and I can notice that too. My energy is not here and I am still forcing my meals down. My back still hurts but I have also noticed it’s not waking me up at night, so I don’t have to fight that snack urge. The NSV are there if I look for them. What I wouldn’t give for a day of good energy. But hey that’s what coffee is for. Tomorrow maybe I will list out all NSVs. To keep my motivation up. When my sugar dragon calls I have been eating 1 fresh cherry. I know its not ideal but it’s going better and less often.
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    ashleyparik

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Keep up the great work! Your meals sound amazing! Making my mouth water! Kudos to you for doing this the right way, and it's amazing to learn that your husband is such a huge supporter of your decision to change your relationship with food.
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    C.B.

    Round 3.2 - Learning As I Go

    Hi everyone! Today I am restarting my third round of Whole30. I had gotten to day 27 of my third round on Friday, but too many liberties with my reset and decisions about what I could "handle" this round led to a few episodes of binge eating on Friday night and Saturday, so here I am back at day 1. The road from my first Whole30 in January of 2016 to now has been filled with peaks and valleys that have allowed me to identify the patterns I have around food and eating, and this summer I got to the point where I knew I needed to take serious steps to address my disordered relationship with food. The gist of it is that I have gone through periods of binge eating and feeling out of control around food, to living with strong restrictions in the foods I eat for 1-4 months before slipping into old habits. In my past rounds of the Whole30, I have communicated with friends and family about what I was doing but have never utilized this community - until now. I am learning how important social support is for tackling something as socially-ingrained as the foods we eat, and so in the theme of making small improvements with each Whole30 I complete, I am adding the forum to my arsenal of support! I have already found comfort in reading some posts from folks going through similar obstacles as I am, and am looking forward to taking my journalling and accountability to the next level with this digital log. I completed my first two Whole30's completely by the book, and this recent round I tweaked to fit a vegetarian diet. I think the mental shift from following the rules as laid out to shifting them to fit my diet was the foundation of my problems. As I'm sure many Whole30ers can attest, the black and white rules make it east to follow - there are clear yes and no answers to each food. But to tweak it to fit vegetarian restrictions meant I could take liberties - I would include hummus knowing I had the tendency to overeat it - and chose to eat corn - which led me to include corn chips from time to time. Tweaking my own diet meant I was making decisions as I went, rather than having a set list of rules before starting out. All of this has led me to the decision to bring some meat back into my diet, if only for the next few months, so that I can follow the Whole30 as laid out because I know from experience that this is the best path to success for me at this vulnerable time. Anyone else starting fresh after a side-step during their Whole30? I'm interested to hear about learnings from these experiences! Candace
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    C.B.

    Round 3.2 - Learning As I Go

    Day 2 I felt bloated all day and my guts have been in knots, still feeling the effects of bingeing on Friday and Saturday. I learned just how out of whack my body can become from eating certain foods, especially dairy. I felt like I was facing down different foods all day long and the afternoon was a struggle BUT i am ending the day on a very positive note, having had one of the most mindful, powerful yoga classes I've experienced. I am ending the day feeling balanced and grateful for the decisions I am making to change my relationship with food. I am eating more seafood now, and aiming to have a higher fat and protein breakfasts with more carb-dense veggies later in the day. I have been eating tofu today and yesterday but as I mentioned in Day 1 I am going to phase out legumes starting tomorrow and transition to more seafood and some red meats, for now at least.
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    LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Crazy busy day today. I have to make sure that I'm taking the appropriate time in the morning to make breakfast so I'm not eating too late. I made the mistake of logging in to my laptop to check emails first thing in the morning and, next thing I know, it's 10:00. Then I'm rushing to get my meal in between conference calls, and it sets my day off schedule. Otherwise, it was a good day and I slept well! Need to start setting alarms on my phone to make sure I'm getting my water in, but that's the only area I am still struggling in. Again, I get busy with work and forget. Finished the bone broth and it came out good! Packed some up in the freezer and the rest in the fridge. Used it in the pan roasted chicken tonight, and the family really liked it! Despite it being 90+ degrees outside, I'm thinking of making some soup; that's how good it smelled (and tasted). I can honestly eat soup regardless of how hot the weather is, and I'm thinking of using the bone broth to make a really yummy Thai soup called Tom Yum Moo Sub. I had it when I traveled to Seattle for work last year and loved it! I'm sure I'll have to sub out some ingredients for compliant ones, but it'll be worth the effort to find the recipe! Breakfast - omelette filled with crab red curry topped with avocado, tomato and red chilli flakes. Coffee with Nut Pods Lunch - chicken salad with onion, celery and Primal Kitchen garlic aioli mayo with tomatoes and green leaf lettuce wraps. Blueberries. Dinner - pan roasted chicken with fresh herbs, lemon and bone broth. Pan grilled zucchini with Cajun seasoning. Carrots with ghee and a sprinkling of gochugaru. Finished with an organic white peach. Off to bed soon. Tomorrow is another crazy busy day!
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    Yes, I knew what you meant but thanks for clarifying! I wil listen to my body . Thanks for the helpful feedback! I bought the kindle version of It Starts With Food today so I can start following the template better. I also might try and be better about eliminating foods for autoimmune disorders (the AIP version of whole30) because that might be hindering my progress. I definitely have to switch out the white potatoes in the morning with some baked sweet potatoes and I'll figure the rest out as I go... I posted everything I ate todatein the post above, which I think ended up being thr last post of Page 1.
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    SchrodingersCat

    Exercise & Whole30

    Elete electrolyte ferrous are whole 30 approved and available on Amazon!
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    Guys I needed to read this article https://whole30.com/2018/02/dear-melissa-perfect-whole30/
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    ashleyparik

    Round 3.2 - Learning As I Go

    Hi Candace! We are so glad to have you here! One of my favorite things about the Whole30 is that it brings together like-minded people who are wanting to change their relationships with food. Kudos to you for coming back here and starting fresh again. I think it's great that you have realized what works for you and where you tend to fall short. The black and white rules of Whole30 do make it easy to follow, so I' glad to see you bring it back to the basics and follow the program exactly as written. I am planning on doing my next round in September, but there are a lot of people here who are doing a July Whole30 or who have just started within the last week. I hope you find some meaningful connections here. We are with you every step of the way, so please utilize this forum for accountability and support. You got this! -Ashley
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    LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Got up this morning feeling a little better but chatted with my husband about how crummy I felt last night. He looked at me and immediately said "Nuts. You had some nuts. Did you check your ingredients?" I told him no that my friend who'd brought them said they were compliant, and I'd completely forgotten about that handful I grabbed. We went and looked at the can of nuts and, right there on the label, it listed soybean oil. I should've known better; I should've checked before I grabbed that handful. My husband was playing golf when we had the snack, so he wasn't here being my lifeline (which he's taking very seriously), and I took someone else's info as my own. I screwed up. Was it a lot? Probably not, but it was obviously enough to make me feel like crap; so, I'm starting over. Back to Day 1 today. I'm really disappointed in myself, but I have to do this the right way to make sure I'm reaping the full benefits of Whole 30. Day-by-Day warned me about complacency with food choices, and I didn't listen. Lesson learned. Another thing I did learn is that my husband, my biggest lifeline, is 100% behind me. He felt bad that I have to start over, but he too said that we're not going to "half-a**" it. We're going to do this the right way. He told me a long time ago that the hardest thing he ever has to do is tell me "no", so for him to really get in my face with tough love, like he did this morning, is super hard. I get it, and he's really doing a great job! And now we move forward once again!