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    Bellad got a reaction from Whole_K8 in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    I work Tuesday through Thursday, but those are long days, so my work week is now over.  I've read so much about batch cooking/prepping for the week, but I haven't seriously attempted it.  This week I'm determined to do that, at least for the days I work.  I've done fine, as far as keeping on the program, but tonight I got home late and then it took me 20 minutes to find parking, and by time I got some food in my mouth, I was totally off-kilter with hunger.  Will also pack some kind of protein snack next week so if I get home late, I can do so without starving.  Since I spent weeks gradually working up to this, I'm not having as many reactions as some of you, so I'm feeling really good.  Was thinking on my way home, that I felt happy, for no reason.  This is such a change.  I began the summer very depressed, like it was hard to move.  I started weekly acupuncture and did tons of reading about food and diet, and I started cutting out grains, not convinced at first I could do it, and then cutting out more—and then eating them again and back and forth.  I've been glutenfree for maybe 7 years; I have a significant intolerance to it, but eating out sometimes I've been not as careful as I should be, with bad results.  It was a surprise that cutting out other grains would make a difference—same with sugar, as I didn't think I ate that much sugar (think again).  I'm feeling so much brighter and energetic.  Making these changes has been a big deal, but at the same time I think, is that all it takes to go from hopeless and stuck to feeling engaged in life?
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    Bellad got a reaction from Whole_K8 in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    I work Tuesday through Thursday, but those are long days, so my work week is now over.  I've read so much about batch cooking/prepping for the week, but I haven't seriously attempted it.  This week I'm determined to do that, at least for the days I work.  I've done fine, as far as keeping on the program, but tonight I got home late and then it took me 20 minutes to find parking, and by time I got some food in my mouth, I was totally off-kilter with hunger.  Will also pack some kind of protein snack next week so if I get home late, I can do so without starving.  Since I spent weeks gradually working up to this, I'm not having as many reactions as some of you, so I'm feeling really good.  Was thinking on my way home, that I felt happy, for no reason.  This is such a change.  I began the summer very depressed, like it was hard to move.  I started weekly acupuncture and did tons of reading about food and diet, and I started cutting out grains, not convinced at first I could do it, and then cutting out more—and then eating them again and back and forth.  I've been glutenfree for maybe 7 years; I have a significant intolerance to it, but eating out sometimes I've been not as careful as I should be, with bad results.  It was a surprise that cutting out other grains would make a difference—same with sugar, as I didn't think I ate that much sugar (think again).  I'm feeling so much brighter and energetic.  Making these changes has been a big deal, but at the same time I think, is that all it takes to go from hopeless and stuck to feeling engaged in life?
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    Bellad got a reaction from Whole_K8 in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    I work Tuesday through Thursday, but those are long days, so my work week is now over.  I've read so much about batch cooking/prepping for the week, but I haven't seriously attempted it.  This week I'm determined to do that, at least for the days I work.  I've done fine, as far as keeping on the program, but tonight I got home late and then it took me 20 minutes to find parking, and by time I got some food in my mouth, I was totally off-kilter with hunger.  Will also pack some kind of protein snack next week so if I get home late, I can do so without starving.  Since I spent weeks gradually working up to this, I'm not having as many reactions as some of you, so I'm feeling really good.  Was thinking on my way home, that I felt happy, for no reason.  This is such a change.  I began the summer very depressed, like it was hard to move.  I started weekly acupuncture and did tons of reading about food and diet, and I started cutting out grains, not convinced at first I could do it, and then cutting out more—and then eating them again and back and forth.  I've been glutenfree for maybe 7 years; I have a significant intolerance to it, but eating out sometimes I've been not as careful as I should be, with bad results.  It was a surprise that cutting out other grains would make a difference—same with sugar, as I didn't think I ate that much sugar (think again).  I'm feeling so much brighter and energetic.  Making these changes has been a big deal, but at the same time I think, is that all it takes to go from hopeless and stuck to feeling engaged in life?
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    Bellad got a reaction from FranE in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    A good day today.  I'm feeling overall so much clearer-headed since I've cut out the grains.  Before the Whole30 I was still eating a few slices of Adventure Bread a week (has a small amount of oatmeal), so was worried I'd miss it.  I worked until 6 today then went to acupuncture (there is a lowcost clinic near my home so I go weekly) and by time I got home it was after 8 and I was hungry and tired and due to being busy working all weekend, I'm not as prepared for the week as I'd like to be.  But I sauteed some sliced sweet onion and some spinach in some ghee, then scrambled a couple of eggs into that, and ate it with the homemade ketchup I made on Monday.  It was delicious.  I wanted a treat afterwards, and I remembered I had some leftover baked sweet potato coins in the refrigerator, so I took one out and smeared a bit of almond butter on it, and ate it cold that with some tea.  And read a book and allowed myself to really relax.  It felt good to be taking care of myself.  I'm happy I'm doing this.
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    Bellad got a reaction from FranE in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    A good day today.  I'm feeling overall so much clearer-headed since I've cut out the grains.  Before the Whole30 I was still eating a few slices of Adventure Bread a week (has a small amount of oatmeal), so was worried I'd miss it.  I worked until 6 today then went to acupuncture (there is a lowcost clinic near my home so I go weekly) and by time I got home it was after 8 and I was hungry and tired and due to being busy working all weekend, I'm not as prepared for the week as I'd like to be.  But I sauteed some sliced sweet onion and some spinach in some ghee, then scrambled a couple of eggs into that, and ate it with the homemade ketchup I made on Monday.  It was delicious.  I wanted a treat afterwards, and I remembered I had some leftover baked sweet potato coins in the refrigerator, so I took one out and smeared a bit of almond butter on it, and ate it cold that with some tea.  And read a book and allowed myself to really relax.  It felt good to be taking care of myself.  I'm happy I'm doing this.
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    Bellad got a reaction from VivaLaMeredith in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    I too started on September 5.  I'm a teacher and the fall semester has just started up, so it's a very busy time for me, but I decided to do this anyway.  It will get easier as the month goes along.  This is my first Whole30, but I built up to it gradually over my summer break.  So I'm not doing any drastic cutting out of anything, more refining.  Cooking so much was quite a challenge, so I'm glad that I practiced and explored that during the summer when I had so much free time.  I'm happy to be doing this.  And I send my best wishes and positive energy to all of you.
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    Bellad got a reaction from Whole_K8 in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    I work Tuesday through Thursday, but those are long days, so my work week is now over.  I've read so much about batch cooking/prepping for the week, but I haven't seriously attempted it.  This week I'm determined to do that, at least for the days I work.  I've done fine, as far as keeping on the program, but tonight I got home late and then it took me 20 minutes to find parking, and by time I got some food in my mouth, I was totally off-kilter with hunger.  Will also pack some kind of protein snack next week so if I get home late, I can do so without starving.  Since I spent weeks gradually working up to this, I'm not having as many reactions as some of you, so I'm feeling really good.  Was thinking on my way home, that I felt happy, for no reason.  This is such a change.  I began the summer very depressed, like it was hard to move.  I started weekly acupuncture and did tons of reading about food and diet, and I started cutting out grains, not convinced at first I could do it, and then cutting out more—and then eating them again and back and forth.  I've been glutenfree for maybe 7 years; I have a significant intolerance to it, but eating out sometimes I've been not as careful as I should be, with bad results.  It was a surprise that cutting out other grains would make a difference—same with sugar, as I didn't think I ate that much sugar (think again).  I'm feeling so much brighter and energetic.  Making these changes has been a big deal, but at the same time I think, is that all it takes to go from hopeless and stuck to feeling engaged in life?
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    Bellad got a reaction from Whole_K8 in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    I work Tuesday through Thursday, but those are long days, so my work week is now over.  I've read so much about batch cooking/prepping for the week, but I haven't seriously attempted it.  This week I'm determined to do that, at least for the days I work.  I've done fine, as far as keeping on the program, but tonight I got home late and then it took me 20 minutes to find parking, and by time I got some food in my mouth, I was totally off-kilter with hunger.  Will also pack some kind of protein snack next week so if I get home late, I can do so without starving.  Since I spent weeks gradually working up to this, I'm not having as many reactions as some of you, so I'm feeling really good.  Was thinking on my way home, that I felt happy, for no reason.  This is such a change.  I began the summer very depressed, like it was hard to move.  I started weekly acupuncture and did tons of reading about food and diet, and I started cutting out grains, not convinced at first I could do it, and then cutting out more—and then eating them again and back and forth.  I've been glutenfree for maybe 7 years; I have a significant intolerance to it, but eating out sometimes I've been not as careful as I should be, with bad results.  It was a surprise that cutting out other grains would make a difference—same with sugar, as I didn't think I ate that much sugar (think again).  I'm feeling so much brighter and energetic.  Making these changes has been a big deal, but at the same time I think, is that all it takes to go from hopeless and stuck to feeling engaged in life?
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    Bellad got a reaction from Whole_K8 in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    I work Tuesday through Thursday, but those are long days, so my work week is now over.  I've read so much about batch cooking/prepping for the week, but I haven't seriously attempted it.  This week I'm determined to do that, at least for the days I work.  I've done fine, as far as keeping on the program, but tonight I got home late and then it took me 20 minutes to find parking, and by time I got some food in my mouth, I was totally off-kilter with hunger.  Will also pack some kind of protein snack next week so if I get home late, I can do so without starving.  Since I spent weeks gradually working up to this, I'm not having as many reactions as some of you, so I'm feeling really good.  Was thinking on my way home, that I felt happy, for no reason.  This is such a change.  I began the summer very depressed, like it was hard to move.  I started weekly acupuncture and did tons of reading about food and diet, and I started cutting out grains, not convinced at first I could do it, and then cutting out more—and then eating them again and back and forth.  I've been glutenfree for maybe 7 years; I have a significant intolerance to it, but eating out sometimes I've been not as careful as I should be, with bad results.  It was a surprise that cutting out other grains would make a difference—same with sugar, as I didn't think I ate that much sugar (think again).  I'm feeling so much brighter and energetic.  Making these changes has been a big deal, but at the same time I think, is that all it takes to go from hopeless and stuck to feeling engaged in life?
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    Bellad got a reaction from Whole_K8 in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    I work Tuesday through Thursday, but those are long days, so my work week is now over.  I've read so much about batch cooking/prepping for the week, but I haven't seriously attempted it.  This week I'm determined to do that, at least for the days I work.  I've done fine, as far as keeping on the program, but tonight I got home late and then it took me 20 minutes to find parking, and by time I got some food in my mouth, I was totally off-kilter with hunger.  Will also pack some kind of protein snack next week so if I get home late, I can do so without starving.  Since I spent weeks gradually working up to this, I'm not having as many reactions as some of you, so I'm feeling really good.  Was thinking on my way home, that I felt happy, for no reason.  This is such a change.  I began the summer very depressed, like it was hard to move.  I started weekly acupuncture and did tons of reading about food and diet, and I started cutting out grains, not convinced at first I could do it, and then cutting out more—and then eating them again and back and forth.  I've been glutenfree for maybe 7 years; I have a significant intolerance to it, but eating out sometimes I've been not as careful as I should be, with bad results.  It was a surprise that cutting out other grains would make a difference—same with sugar, as I didn't think I ate that much sugar (think again).  I'm feeling so much brighter and energetic.  Making these changes has been a big deal, but at the same time I think, is that all it takes to go from hopeless and stuck to feeling engaged in life?
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    Bellad got a reaction from Whole_K8 in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    I work Tuesday through Thursday, but those are long days, so my work week is now over.  I've read so much about batch cooking/prepping for the week, but I haven't seriously attempted it.  This week I'm determined to do that, at least for the days I work.  I've done fine, as far as keeping on the program, but tonight I got home late and then it took me 20 minutes to find parking, and by time I got some food in my mouth, I was totally off-kilter with hunger.  Will also pack some kind of protein snack next week so if I get home late, I can do so without starving.  Since I spent weeks gradually working up to this, I'm not having as many reactions as some of you, so I'm feeling really good.  Was thinking on my way home, that I felt happy, for no reason.  This is such a change.  I began the summer very depressed, like it was hard to move.  I started weekly acupuncture and did tons of reading about food and diet, and I started cutting out grains, not convinced at first I could do it, and then cutting out more—and then eating them again and back and forth.  I've been glutenfree for maybe 7 years; I have a significant intolerance to it, but eating out sometimes I've been not as careful as I should be, with bad results.  It was a surprise that cutting out other grains would make a difference—same with sugar, as I didn't think I ate that much sugar (think again).  I'm feeling so much brighter and energetic.  Making these changes has been a big deal, but at the same time I think, is that all it takes to go from hopeless and stuck to feeling engaged in life?
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    Bellad got a reaction from FranE in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    A good day today.  I'm feeling overall so much clearer-headed since I've cut out the grains.  Before the Whole30 I was still eating a few slices of Adventure Bread a week (has a small amount of oatmeal), so was worried I'd miss it.  I worked until 6 today then went to acupuncture (there is a lowcost clinic near my home so I go weekly) and by time I got home it was after 8 and I was hungry and tired and due to being busy working all weekend, I'm not as prepared for the week as I'd like to be.  But I sauteed some sliced sweet onion and some spinach in some ghee, then scrambled a couple of eggs into that, and ate it with the homemade ketchup I made on Monday.  It was delicious.  I wanted a treat afterwards, and I remembered I had some leftover baked sweet potato coins in the refrigerator, so I took one out and smeared a bit of almond butter on it, and ate it cold that with some tea.  And read a book and allowed myself to really relax.  It felt good to be taking care of myself.  I'm happy I'm doing this.
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    Bellad reacted to JamieMathis in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    I'm not sick of cooking but I am sick of doing dishes!!!  Glad the hamster was safe.  :-)
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    Bellad reacted to Cannylassy in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    Slept in this morning and got woken by upset children panicked because they'd lost the hamster. Who was happily asleep in the bottom of the cage. I did not Kill All The Things. Didn't even want to. 
    I'm so sick of cooking, though.
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    Bellad got a reaction from FranE in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    A good day today.  I'm feeling overall so much clearer-headed since I've cut out the grains.  Before the Whole30 I was still eating a few slices of Adventure Bread a week (has a small amount of oatmeal), so was worried I'd miss it.  I worked until 6 today then went to acupuncture (there is a lowcost clinic near my home so I go weekly) and by time I got home it was after 8 and I was hungry and tired and due to being busy working all weekend, I'm not as prepared for the week as I'd like to be.  But I sauteed some sliced sweet onion and some spinach in some ghee, then scrambled a couple of eggs into that, and ate it with the homemade ketchup I made on Monday.  It was delicious.  I wanted a treat afterwards, and I remembered I had some leftover baked sweet potato coins in the refrigerator, so I took one out and smeared a bit of almond butter on it, and ate it cold that with some tea.  And read a book and allowed myself to really relax.  It felt good to be taking care of myself.  I'm happy I'm doing this.
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    Bellad got a reaction from FranE in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    A good day today.  I'm feeling overall so much clearer-headed since I've cut out the grains.  Before the Whole30 I was still eating a few slices of Adventure Bread a week (has a small amount of oatmeal), so was worried I'd miss it.  I worked until 6 today then went to acupuncture (there is a lowcost clinic near my home so I go weekly) and by time I got home it was after 8 and I was hungry and tired and due to being busy working all weekend, I'm not as prepared for the week as I'd like to be.  But I sauteed some sliced sweet onion and some spinach in some ghee, then scrambled a couple of eggs into that, and ate it with the homemade ketchup I made on Monday.  It was delicious.  I wanted a treat afterwards, and I remembered I had some leftover baked sweet potato coins in the refrigerator, so I took one out and smeared a bit of almond butter on it, and ate it cold that with some tea.  And read a book and allowed myself to really relax.  It felt good to be taking care of myself.  I'm happy I'm doing this.
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    Bellad got a reaction from FranE in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    A good day today.  I'm feeling overall so much clearer-headed since I've cut out the grains.  Before the Whole30 I was still eating a few slices of Adventure Bread a week (has a small amount of oatmeal), so was worried I'd miss it.  I worked until 6 today then went to acupuncture (there is a lowcost clinic near my home so I go weekly) and by time I got home it was after 8 and I was hungry and tired and due to being busy working all weekend, I'm not as prepared for the week as I'd like to be.  But I sauteed some sliced sweet onion and some spinach in some ghee, then scrambled a couple of eggs into that, and ate it with the homemade ketchup I made on Monday.  It was delicious.  I wanted a treat afterwards, and I remembered I had some leftover baked sweet potato coins in the refrigerator, so I took one out and smeared a bit of almond butter on it, and ate it cold that with some tea.  And read a book and allowed myself to really relax.  It felt good to be taking care of myself.  I'm happy I'm doing this.
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    Bellad got a reaction from FranE in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    A good day today.  I'm feeling overall so much clearer-headed since I've cut out the grains.  Before the Whole30 I was still eating a few slices of Adventure Bread a week (has a small amount of oatmeal), so was worried I'd miss it.  I worked until 6 today then went to acupuncture (there is a lowcost clinic near my home so I go weekly) and by time I got home it was after 8 and I was hungry and tired and due to being busy working all weekend, I'm not as prepared for the week as I'd like to be.  But I sauteed some sliced sweet onion and some spinach in some ghee, then scrambled a couple of eggs into that, and ate it with the homemade ketchup I made on Monday.  It was delicious.  I wanted a treat afterwards, and I remembered I had some leftover baked sweet potato coins in the refrigerator, so I took one out and smeared a bit of almond butter on it, and ate it cold that with some tea.  And read a book and allowed myself to really relax.  It felt good to be taking care of myself.  I'm happy I'm doing this.
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    Bellad got a reaction from FranE in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    A good day today.  I'm feeling overall so much clearer-headed since I've cut out the grains.  Before the Whole30 I was still eating a few slices of Adventure Bread a week (has a small amount of oatmeal), so was worried I'd miss it.  I worked until 6 today then went to acupuncture (there is a lowcost clinic near my home so I go weekly) and by time I got home it was after 8 and I was hungry and tired and due to being busy working all weekend, I'm not as prepared for the week as I'd like to be.  But I sauteed some sliced sweet onion and some spinach in some ghee, then scrambled a couple of eggs into that, and ate it with the homemade ketchup I made on Monday.  It was delicious.  I wanted a treat afterwards, and I remembered I had some leftover baked sweet potato coins in the refrigerator, so I took one out and smeared a bit of almond butter on it, and ate it cold that with some tea.  And read a book and allowed myself to really relax.  It felt good to be taking care of myself.  I'm happy I'm doing this.
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    Bellad got a reaction from FranE in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    A good day today.  I'm feeling overall so much clearer-headed since I've cut out the grains.  Before the Whole30 I was still eating a few slices of Adventure Bread a week (has a small amount of oatmeal), so was worried I'd miss it.  I worked until 6 today then went to acupuncture (there is a lowcost clinic near my home so I go weekly) and by time I got home it was after 8 and I was hungry and tired and due to being busy working all weekend, I'm not as prepared for the week as I'd like to be.  But I sauteed some sliced sweet onion and some spinach in some ghee, then scrambled a couple of eggs into that, and ate it with the homemade ketchup I made on Monday.  It was delicious.  I wanted a treat afterwards, and I remembered I had some leftover baked sweet potato coins in the refrigerator, so I took one out and smeared a bit of almond butter on it, and ate it cold that with some tea.  And read a book and allowed myself to really relax.  It felt good to be taking care of myself.  I'm happy I'm doing this.
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    Bellad got a reaction from VivaLaMeredith in Starting Whole 30 on September 5th   
    I too started on September 5.  I'm a teacher and the fall semester has just started up, so it's a very busy time for me, but I decided to do this anyway.  It will get easier as the month goes along.  This is my first Whole30, but I built up to it gradually over my summer break.  So I'm not doing any drastic cutting out of anything, more refining.  Cooking so much was quite a challenge, so I'm glad that I practiced and explored that during the summer when I had so much free time.  I'm happy to be doing this.  And I send my best wishes and positive energy to all of you.