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    Maggieb123 reacted to Danna W in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Today is day 31 for me and I'm still pretty stoked about the whole program. @NoreenM62, @Maggieb123 is right about those Walmart microwave bowls. They don't suck. I add riced cauliflower to them to bulk them up or I'll eat something with them - like maybe a few baby russet potatoes or some green beans. At 'my' Walmart they aren't with the Lean Cuisines, they're on a different aisle with the paleo stuff. 
    I haven't added any foods back in yet. The first thing will probably be quinoa or possibly oatmeal. I know I'm burnt out on eggs. Congrats to everyone who's finishing up their 30 and good luck to us all - that we can maintain the gains and losses we've made. I lost 9.8 pounds and my mind is blown. 
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    Maggieb123 reacted to kirbz in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    @NoreenM62, @Maggieb123, @Danna W Congratulations on completing your Whole30!! It sounds like you've achieved some amazing NSVs (and SVs)! Congrats again!
    Today is my last day and I'm planning to finish strong! I feel good, my skin is clear, I feel in control of my food choices, and I know I've lost weight. All good things!
    I, too, don't have a formal plan for reintroductions but will probably just try my hand at this food freedom thing and eat stuff as it comes up and I decide I want it. Has anyone read Food Freedom Forever? I own it but haven't bothered to read it yet... 
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    Maggieb123 reacted to NoreenM62 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Happy September 30th! 
    Congrats to all who complete their Whole30 today, like me!
    @Maggieb123Thanks for sharing about the Walmart Whole30 bowls--I am gonna check those out.  Like you, I think I am going to continue on with the Whole30 guidelines for a while longer and like you, I am going to hide my scale as I have noticed in the past that the number on the scale seems to equate somehow to license to eat for me--"oh, down 4 lbs, ok, well then I don't have to be that good today." 
    I like how I feel on this regimen and it seems to really make sense for me.  That said, I am also looking at what my re-intro should look like, whether I add back some high protein dairy or legumes--not sure yet but I want it to be something that I have missed and will feel like a win when I add it back but will still be healthy for me--in other words, NOT sugar.  
    Good luck to everyone else who will be completing today or this week.  It is a really big accomplishment!
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    Maggieb123 reacted to Danna W in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi all. Day 27 for me and I'm very happy with the way I feel. I'm just barely excited about reintroduction. I'm on a good path now and I hesitate to shift anything. I do miss plant proteins though, so I'm thinking one of my first re-introductions will be to replace half my meat with quinoa or something. Thanks to those of you who are posting recipes you like. If you've read my previous posts, you know I don't cook so recommendations help me decide what to try. 
    I ate out last night for the first time since I started W30. I busted up in a pizza place with my own chicken and salad dressing. Then I ordered a big plate of salad vegetables and had a great dinner. I ate until I was stuffed. I didn't miss the pizza and I didn't mind passing the appetizers without eating any. 
    Here's an NSV. My bad habits are/were expensive. I've been carrying the same walking around cash with me since I began W30. I'm just not spending it. I haven't been in a convenience store or a drive through since September 1 and it's saving me about $60 a week. Sometimes more. Based on that, I can't really complain about relatively expensive salad dressings or the price of ghee or any such things.
     
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    Maggieb123 got a reaction from PaleoPatronus in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Day 22 for me! 
    I'm feeling really good & chugging along
    Huge non scale victory for me is I started doing Yoga again for the first time in years! I'm just doing 20 minutes a day but I feel like I am getting back in touch with my body and appreciating what it can do instead of hating myself for being overweight. It is a real flip for me; as every other time I have done the Whole30 I feel like I was more focused on losing weight than really letting the program take over and getting on a path to better health and happiness. It's not a diet, but I sort of was using it like one and I think this is why it didn't stick. If you are only focused on weight loss then your eyes are closed to all the other amazing things that are happening. I know my body isn't what I want it to be, but that doesn't make it less amazing!
    Also, I may have purchased some nutritional yeast at the store yesterday but have no plans for it-- any suggestions? I know it can make things taste "cheesy" which is something I have been missing. Please send some of your favorite recipe links. This one really intrigued me-- https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/bacon-cheeseburger-casserole-paleo-keto/ (Haven't tried it yet, but I'm thinking about making it this week) 
    I'm raising my cup of peppermint tea to you all! Thank you for your support!
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    Maggieb123 reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    ROUND 3, Day 15: Tuesday, September 16
    Meal 1: Wild Zora Butte Cacao Banana breakfast mix with flaxseed meal, nuts, bananas, strawberries, mango, and cacao nibs 
    Exercise (9 hours, 35 minutes): 6.38-mile, 6-pitch rock climb with 2,211 of elevation gain and topping out at 13,713 feet (131 average HR; 168 max HR)  
    Intra-Workout Snack: two pouches of peach, apricot, and banana baby food; two pouches of blueberry, pear, and purple carrot baby food; half blueberry RXBar; snack pack of coconut butter 
    Intra-Workout Meal 2: tuna pouch packed in olive oil  
    Meal 3: Wild Zora Caldera Chicken Curry freeze-dried meal with chicken, sweet potato, pineapple, spinach, bell pepper, and onion 
    Water Intake: unknown 
    Symptoms/NSVs:
    Poor fueling for long-duration exercise  Thoughts/Reflections: Well, despite my doubts yesterday, I did it! I made it to the [almost] top of Bear Creek Spire (I didn't get on top of the summit block because that's just stupid). And it was amazing! It was hard. Oh-so hard. But amazing. The climbing was challenging. The ridge traverse was exposed and super scary, but fun. The views were spectacular (I counted over 30 alpine lakes from the top). And I reached the highest point on earth I've ever been on! 
    It was the approach and the ridiculous descent that was so difficult for me. It was steep on the way up with some boulder hopping. That was hard. But the way down was downright scary. We had to descend a bouldery scree field where everything moved, even the giant blocks of granite. Guh. It was awful. I quite literally kept seeing images of me falling down the boulder field when I closed my eyes that night. Though I did make it out alright.
    On another note, my fueling strategy totally sucked. I watched as my guide happily ate cheese and salami and hard-boiled eggs and dehydrated mango and banana. And I had my stupid baby food pouches and packets of tuna and RXBars and coconut butter. Guh. It tasted so gross and I didn't want to eat any of it. But I needed to eat. But it wasn't enough anyway. There just wasn't enough calories in them. And then, when we got back to camp, I watched as she ate fresh rice with curry paste and peas and meat and naan. While I ate another freeze-dried meal. Guh.  
    So yeah, I don't know about being Paleo in the alpine. I know people do it. But I don't know if I want to. I'll finish my Whole30, but I think I'd rather eat differently on long days at high altitude.... 
    [Photo 1: a mile or two into the trail, with Bear Creek Spire in the background (the tallest peak just to the left oft the tree)] 
    [Photo 2: looking down on part of the larger of the two boulder fields we had to go up and then down on the hike; this wasn't even the climbing part]
    [Photo 3: the view from the [almost] top of Bear Creek Spire at nearly 13,700 feet!] 



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    Maggieb123 reacted to kirbz in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    @Maggieb123 Congratulations on your yoga NSV and your new perspective! Focusing on what your body can do is definitely a beautiful way to appreciate it in a way that a scale will never allow you to do! 
    As for nutritional yeast, Paleo Running Momma uses it a lot in her recipes so I think you're on the right track there! Here are a couple of my favorites: 
    https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/twice-baked-potatoes-paleo-whole30-vegan/ https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/slow-cooker-white-chicken-chili-sweet-potato-paleo-whole30/ Best wishes to you! I'm also on Day 22! 
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    Maggieb123 reacted to kirbz in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I wanted to take a moment to share a huge NSV! I'm an aspiring alpine climber, but not particularly fit, strong, or skilled. I'm also overweight. Just a few pounds ago and I was technically in the obese category based on BMI. 
    I had a big climb planned for Monday, which was Day 8 of my Whole30 journey. This was going to be my longest climb with the most elevation gain (10+ pitches with over 2,000 feet of climbing and topping out at 10,306 feet). I had done a different climb a few weeks prior and it was so, so hard. I almost couldn't finish. Despite all the training and effort I had put into it. It was actually that climb that inspired  me to start Whole30. Because I had been doing everything right except nutrition. Which finally convinced me that I can't be the kind of fit I want to be without that part. Enter Whole30.
    But this one was great!  I felt strong. I never doubted I could finish it. I wasn't completely and utterly exhausted on the hike out. It was a total and complete joy! 
    I don’t know if my hard work is finally paying off, if I’m turning the corner toward Tiger Blood, or if I just fueled right, but I’m so, so happy to finally see changes happening in the mountains.  
    Here's a photo of me at the top of Tenaya Peak in Yosemite National Park! 
     

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    Maggieb123 reacted to kirbz in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I just wanted to take a moment to share some of my favorite recipe bloggers and recipes! Does anyone have any they want to share? I'm always looking for new recipes to try on the weekends! 
    Recipe Bloggers 
    My two favorite food bloggers are Mel Joulwan and Paleo Running Momma. They're both very different, but I really love their recipes. Mel Jouwan (author of the Well Fed book series) tends to make very rich international flavors.  Paleo Running Momma feels a bit more like comfort food to me but I  probably make more of her dishes that anyone else. 
    Favorite Dishes
    Spinach and Artichoke Twice Baked Potatoes: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/twice-baked-potatoes-paleo-whole30-vegan/ (this is the BEST Whole30 recipe I've tried. ever) Meat Marinade: https://www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com/2017/08/06/best-paleo-whole30-marinade/ (we used this on a BBQ tri tip and it was AMAZING) Salmon Cakes: http://meljoulwan.com/2014/11/10/oven-fried-salmon-cakes/ (we did the Tex Mex style with Lizard sauce and it was also AMAZING)  Salisbury Steak Meatballs: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-salisbury-steak-meatballs-whole30/ (I make a double batch of the gravy, which I've heard can be frozen and used for later)  Breakfast Egg Roll in a Bowl: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/breakfast-egg-roll-bowl-paleo-whole30/
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    Maggieb123 got a reaction from NoreenM62 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Day 9 for me.... I am starting to feel great!
    Got out in the back yard yesterday and wrestled with some nasty weeds with my husband which I would normally not have the energy for (I work 9p-5a over the weekends), so my NSV is getting my yard work done!
    I see lots of people are frustrated trying to do "the perfect Whole30" and follow the meal template and all the rules and that can really drive a person crazy! I remember this from my first few rounds-- It is a lot with all the rules and it is SO DIFFERENT from the way anyone else we know eats. You have to step back and let good enough be good enough (I've read a ton of the books and Melissa talks about it constantly, and she is the authority on the subject). As long as it is on the Whole30 ingredient list, it's OKAY. You may have compliant hot dogs and a sweet potato for dinner. Is it the perfect meal template? no. Is it Instagram worthy? no. Is it Whole30? YES. Did you eat real food? YES. Are you going to push through and continue the program? YES PLEASE DO!
    Take it from someone who has terrible food addiction--and has 50 lbs to lose--and half a thyroid-- and somehow screws up re-introduction every time--and is DYING to jump on the scale today juuust to make sure it is working--Give yourself some grace. Life isn't perfect. Finding what works for you takes time. It did for me at least....heck I'm still figuring it out. Anyone who did one Whole30 and magically became a perfect person in 30 days and no longer had any health issues and didn't at least consider stopping when they drove past a Rita's isn't anyone I want to be friends with. 
    ....Steps off soapbox....
    I did cook two dinners today so I'm off the hook until Wednesday  
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    Maggieb123 got a reaction from Jihanna in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Day 9 for me.... I am starting to feel great!
    Got out in the back yard yesterday and wrestled with some nasty weeds with my husband which I would normally not have the energy for (I work 9p-5a over the weekends), so my NSV is getting my yard work done!
    I see lots of people are frustrated trying to do "the perfect Whole30" and follow the meal template and all the rules and that can really drive a person crazy! I remember this from my first few rounds-- It is a lot with all the rules and it is SO DIFFERENT from the way anyone else we know eats. You have to step back and let good enough be good enough (I've read a ton of the books and Melissa talks about it constantly, and she is the authority on the subject). As long as it is on the Whole30 ingredient list, it's OKAY. You may have compliant hot dogs and a sweet potato for dinner. Is it the perfect meal template? no. Is it Instagram worthy? no. Is it Whole30? YES. Did you eat real food? YES. Are you going to push through and continue the program? YES PLEASE DO!
    Take it from someone who has terrible food addiction--and has 50 lbs to lose--and half a thyroid-- and somehow screws up re-introduction every time--and is DYING to jump on the scale today juuust to make sure it is working--Give yourself some grace. Life isn't perfect. Finding what works for you takes time. It did for me at least....heck I'm still figuring it out. Anyone who did one Whole30 and magically became a perfect person in 30 days and no longer had any health issues and didn't at least consider stopping when they drove past a Rita's isn't anyone I want to be friends with. 
    ....Steps off soapbox....
    I did cook two dinners today so I'm off the hook until Wednesday  
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    Maggieb123 got a reaction from PaleoPatronus in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Day 9 for me.... I am starting to feel great!
    Got out in the back yard yesterday and wrestled with some nasty weeds with my husband which I would normally not have the energy for (I work 9p-5a over the weekends), so my NSV is getting my yard work done!
    I see lots of people are frustrated trying to do "the perfect Whole30" and follow the meal template and all the rules and that can really drive a person crazy! I remember this from my first few rounds-- It is a lot with all the rules and it is SO DIFFERENT from the way anyone else we know eats. You have to step back and let good enough be good enough (I've read a ton of the books and Melissa talks about it constantly, and she is the authority on the subject). As long as it is on the Whole30 ingredient list, it's OKAY. You may have compliant hot dogs and a sweet potato for dinner. Is it the perfect meal template? no. Is it Instagram worthy? no. Is it Whole30? YES. Did you eat real food? YES. Are you going to push through and continue the program? YES PLEASE DO!
    Take it from someone who has terrible food addiction--and has 50 lbs to lose--and half a thyroid-- and somehow screws up re-introduction every time--and is DYING to jump on the scale today juuust to make sure it is working--Give yourself some grace. Life isn't perfect. Finding what works for you takes time. It did for me at least....heck I'm still figuring it out. Anyone who did one Whole30 and magically became a perfect person in 30 days and no longer had any health issues and didn't at least consider stopping when they drove past a Rita's isn't anyone I want to be friends with. 
    ....Steps off soapbox....
    I did cook two dinners today so I'm off the hook until Wednesday  
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    Maggieb123 got a reaction from Prairie Dawn in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Day 9 for me.... I am starting to feel great!
    Got out in the back yard yesterday and wrestled with some nasty weeds with my husband which I would normally not have the energy for (I work 9p-5a over the weekends), so my NSV is getting my yard work done!
    I see lots of people are frustrated trying to do "the perfect Whole30" and follow the meal template and all the rules and that can really drive a person crazy! I remember this from my first few rounds-- It is a lot with all the rules and it is SO DIFFERENT from the way anyone else we know eats. You have to step back and let good enough be good enough (I've read a ton of the books and Melissa talks about it constantly, and she is the authority on the subject). As long as it is on the Whole30 ingredient list, it's OKAY. You may have compliant hot dogs and a sweet potato for dinner. Is it the perfect meal template? no. Is it Instagram worthy? no. Is it Whole30? YES. Did you eat real food? YES. Are you going to push through and continue the program? YES PLEASE DO!
    Take it from someone who has terrible food addiction--and has 50 lbs to lose--and half a thyroid-- and somehow screws up re-introduction every time--and is DYING to jump on the scale today juuust to make sure it is working--Give yourself some grace. Life isn't perfect. Finding what works for you takes time. It did for me at least....heck I'm still figuring it out. Anyone who did one Whole30 and magically became a perfect person in 30 days and no longer had any health issues and didn't at least consider stopping when they drove past a Rita's isn't anyone I want to be friends with. 
    ....Steps off soapbox....
    I did cook two dinners today so I'm off the hook until Wednesday  
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    Maggieb123 reacted to Elizabeth33 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Well here I am up at midnight not able to fall back to sleep. I have been a little foggie. @nrmoody415 I am there with you on the food for me today and even my emergency food didn’t inspire me. If you can only do small meals then do more that 3 a day. When I start sometime I do 4-5 mini ones until I can ease my way up to bigger meals and spread them out more. Sometimes my sugar craving show up as disinterest in my meals and then I can’t eat them. I have never been one to be able to eat something that I don’t like. 
    Everyone looks like they are doing great. Keep up the great work 
    Today I had
    compliant Apple chicken sausage with green beans, asparagus and roasted veggies 
    Lunxh was Chinese broccoli with compliant teriyaki sauce, bok Choy and shrimp
    Snack was some chicken and spinacj
    Dinner was teriyaki beef over cole slaw. 
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    Maggieb123 got a reaction from Shelly0831 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I started my 3rd round of Whole30 today!! It has been too long since my last re-set and I have slow-rolled back into my horrible eating habits. It hasn't been a straight line for me with the W30 and my health, I can't seem to stay on the program long after the 30 days and I always slip back into my old habits. Trying to re-think this time as the first time again. It has been a struggle since I work overnights so my eating schedule is not ideal. I am trying to stay positive this time and really keep track of my NSV and gain control of my life & eating habits for good!
    Threw out most of the tempting stuff from my pantry last night and re-filled my fridge with meat and veg. I have been going through my W30 cookbooks for the last two days making notes and planning my grocery list. With this diet failure to plan is planning to fail!
    Good luck everybody-- I am raising a cup of herbal tea to you all  :)
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    Maggieb123 got a reaction from Prairie Dawn in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I started my 3rd round of Whole30 today!! It has been too long since my last re-set and I have slow-rolled back into my horrible eating habits. It hasn't been a straight line for me with the W30 and my health, I can't seem to stay on the program long after the 30 days and I always slip back into my old habits. Trying to re-think this time as the first time again. It has been a struggle since I work overnights so my eating schedule is not ideal. I am trying to stay positive this time and really keep track of my NSV and gain control of my life & eating habits for good!
    Threw out most of the tempting stuff from my pantry last night and re-filled my fridge with meat and veg. I have been going through my W30 cookbooks for the last two days making notes and planning my grocery list. With this diet failure to plan is planning to fail!
    Good luck everybody-- I am raising a cup of herbal tea to you all  :)
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    Maggieb123 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I started my 3rd round of Whole30 today!! It has been too long since my last re-set and I have slow-rolled back into my horrible eating habits. It hasn't been a straight line for me with the W30 and my health, I can't seem to stay on the program long after the 30 days and I always slip back into my old habits. Trying to re-think this time as the first time again. It has been a struggle since I work overnights so my eating schedule is not ideal. I am trying to stay positive this time and really keep track of my NSV and gain control of my life & eating habits for good!
    Threw out most of the tempting stuff from my pantry last night and re-filled my fridge with meat and veg. I have been going through my W30 cookbooks for the last two days making notes and planning my grocery list. With this diet failure to plan is planning to fail!
    Good luck everybody-- I am raising a cup of herbal tea to you all  :)