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  1. So you will be on your honeymoon doing the program?
  2. So so brave. I could never throw out the scale but I no longer uses it to feel bad about myself. I a, such a numbers person! Good luck in your journey.
  3. Because you really want to step on the scale and see if you lost weight, tell yourself that if you don’t see the number you want , that inches lost, feeling better are more important. Remember - your happiness isn’t based in a number you see in the scale.
  4. Well hello everyone and today it is Feb. 1. I am going to continue with a modified version of Whole30 but I will definitely do this reintroduction properly. I, of course, had to weigh myself and measure my waist. So I did lose some inches, which is great, now is the time to rely on working out so I can get toned up. I don’t want to lose anymore weight so I have the added bonus of just eating til I am full. With that being said, the thing I really learned is that nightshade veggies affect me and rotating food is so important. I think that for me it is unrealistic to think that I will never ha
  5. @Rebecca001- I love the British slang! (Rubbish, boilers, bung) I live in the Midwest and I don’t mind the snow. I am have been walking outside but it is too icy to run on the streets right now. I am going to weigh myself and measure my waist on the 31st. I am going to extend this for another 2 weeks because I had a horrible reaction to spaghetti sauce- and I am Italian!! (Gassy, bathroom issues, etc.) So because I have arthritis, I have decided to elimInate white potatoes because, I have been eating them a lot during this whole30. Like @Becs and @Lorna, I too am a food snob, bu
  6. I am Italian so it would be really hard to give up all cheese! The hardest would be to give up Romano cheese. That being said my nose is not clogged anymore during this! Also I know wheat can clog the nose too so I am really smelling better!
  7. Yes i think that would be a good source for me so thank you for the suggestion. Sometimes it is just easier to make the same thing because it takes less time. I just have to reprogram my thinking!
  8. Saiee- you can also bring beef jerky or son to you feel up on some protein. Don’t waive you’ve got this! I hope all goes well with your lab work and test results. I met with my nutritionist and she recommended that I continue whole30 longer. So I will do this for sure, until Feb 13th. I have too much inflammation still in my hands. is everyone goes to the maintenance thread I will probably go there as well since I like all of our positive yet real posts. Is anyone else doing an extension? ps- I am totally bored with my cooking!! pss- I will drink some vino on Valentines Day
  9. It just depends on what you want to do. I actually will extend mine until Feb. 13th. Just see how you feel and good luck.
  10. I had this horrible problem when I ate my Lara bar that had just dates and cashews. I find that the sugar from the dates was affecting me along with my small box or raisins. Keep eating the veggies, fat and protein and drink a lot of water. I would also avoid sugary fruit like dates, prunes, raisins, pineapple, and mangoes. I would just stick with berries and green apples if you really need something sweet. Good luck!! I know it isn’t pleasant.
  11. Could it be that your body is now releasing toxins? Initially I had a runny nose and a lot of trips to the bathroom (not to sound gross). Are you drinking enough water?
  12. One time I tried a whole30 and in the middle of it was Mother’s Day. Well I was in an Italian restaurant with my family and I decide to eat the pasta and drink the vino. It was wonderful. The next day I started over and did 30 days and I learned that it took me 45 days to get rid of the pain in my joints. So I consider that a victory !! You can do this!
  13. Rebecca001 - I use to love running in the winter, especially if there is a light snow falling. It is so peaceful,,..Yes another Friday with no vino-WE CAN DO THIS!
  14. I really don’t eat a pre snack because usually I am on the treadmill after dinner. I was thinking about having something to eat afterwards because I am so hungry when I wake up in the morning. If I lose anymore weight then I tend to get a cold or strep so I am just being really cautious because I do work in a school full time with kids. BTW- I had the driving anxiety happen to me too so I would go out on a Sunday morning and drive by myself on the highways just to get back on the road. Thanks for the advise.
  15. Hi there- I have never done 100 days- I don’t think I can go 100 days without wine! with that being said once I went 45 days and it really made a difference with my inflammation in my hands. I can understand how sugar can creep up- Are you eating it too much or are you striving for perfection ? When I tried to be “too good” is when I would plunge head first into junk food. I hope day 14 is awesome.
  16. Hello everyone, my last 4 days have been rough with gassy beans and feeling so starved. As far as the LaraBars are concerned, I sometimes use it to bring up my blood sugar because I am hungry. Yes, I eat a lot but I think I have a high metabolism, plus I don’t want to lose anymore weight. All of the runners- Rebecca, and Lorna do you have issues like that? I walk fast on the treadmill and do some weights for my arms, and I can’t imagine running miles on this program. (I use to be a runner, but my knees get too sore now, so I am jealous of runners. ) Lorna-Congrats on your b
  17. Are there easy dressings and sauces that you recommend? I hate to spend too much money on the remade stuff.
  18. I really enjoyed everyone’s post and the camaraderie. I think because I am alone in this journey that this forum helps. I have been feeling sorry for myself because I made some split pea soup and I got soooo gassy and bloated and it just reinforced the need to figure out why this happens with many foods. Also I was on antibiotics 2 times in the past 8 months and I wonder if that really messed up my gut. Like a lot of people I wanted my wine Friday after being back at work full time. I am at one of the few schools that has in person learning, full time. It can be stressful to
  19. BTW- I like to weigh myself everyday so it is hard not to step on that scale! That being said I can’t wait to see if I lost inches in my waist - I am assuming yes because I can already wear pants that were too tight before.
  20. I think the food in the States is horrible with all of the chemicals, preservatives etc. I work in a school and you would cry if you see what these kids eat. Anyways I or my husband cooks a lot more as a result. Have a great day! have
  21. Rebecca - can you still order carry out ( not sure how the Brits say it) from a restaurant ? We do it sometimes but I am trying to save money. Robin- I am glad to hear the cauliflower rice tastes good!
  22. Well here I am and it is Day 6. So far so good. I did go to chipotle for my daughter and they are now advertising Whole30 burrito bowls! They now have cauliflower rice. I may try it next time I go there.
  23. So is this the place to be? I would love to join this thread, if you are up for it. I am a little late to the party, but I started the program on Jan. 1 so I am 6 days in. I am still a little bloated but hanging in there. I have done this before, and i find the reintroduction the hardest part because I am bored with my cooking after 30 days, but since I, or anyone else , don’t have a social life, I find this Whole30 easier. (I won’t be tempted with wine or non-complicated food). So keep going everyone! .
  24. Good to know about the postings. I too started I. Jan. 1 and things are so far so good. I am already bored of my food so I think I am going to try some compliant dressings. Just to make it easy on me. How is everyone else doing?