Laurenacc

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  1. Laurenacc

    Monday April 20, 2020 start date- anyone else?

    rachelmaria33, welcome! Glad to have you here April 26 start date must mean you are completing Day 9 now, right? How's it going for you? I started on 4/20 so I'm wrapping up Day 15 and yes- still plugging along! I'm with you on the cutting out gluten. Well, I don't always do it but given an option- I usually select gluten-free items. I noticed how much stomach pain I had during my very first whole30 when I tried to reintro grains with gluten. I was very surprised! Very hard for me to be dairy-free when I'm not doing whole30 because I love ALLLLL the cheeses, hehe!
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    Monday April 20, 2020 start date- anyone else?

    Studentoflife81, welcome! I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply...I had in my head that no one else was going to be joining this forum. Glad I checked! How is it going for you??? I guess it's Day 16, yes? Woohoo- go you!!!
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    Monday April 20, 2020 start date- anyone else?

    Hi Rindaloo- I can get delivery from Whole Foods through Amazon Prime Now, however- most of their time slots have been completely full whenever I've checked. My husband lucked out once and was able to order a bunch of broccoli, tuna steaks, and some compliant whole30 turkey bacon. So that was a win! But I've mostly just trekked on the bus to Whole Foods. I've only had to go 3 times so far and I got enough stuff this Saturday to hopefully hold me for 2 weeks before I needs to go there again. As long as I make a trip to my local grocery store before then, I should be set for this and next week at least
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    Monday April 20, 2020 start date- anyone else?

    Congrats Revelate! You must be done with your initial 30 days! Day 34, right? How are you feeling? Are you reintroducing items now?
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    Monday April 20, 2020 start date- anyone else?

    Revelate- how's your whole30 going? Are you on Day 20 now? Amazing! Sorry it looks me a while to respond! I didn't start on 4/12, but I DID start today! I ended up going to a different Whole Foods location than my previous trip a month ago on Saturday (braved mass transit and took a bus, stayed far away from the only 3 other people on it) and waited outside in a line in the rain for maybe about 10 minutes total. This Whole Foods had literally everything I needed from my list EXCEPT 1 item...which I can make from scratch, I just usually avoid doing that since it's time consuming- but I have all the time in the world now So I prepped my breakfasts and lunches for the week yesterday and I'll make my dinners for the week tonight. Sooo thrilled I was able to find everything I needed and was able to start on time like I had planned. Now I just hope I'm consistently able to find everything I need every week for the next 6 weeks I guess no one else decided to start today if a lot of people started last week, so I may be the only one posting in my own forum, hah!
  6. I should say, I'm THINKING of having this be my start date. I've had this in my calendar as my future start date for the past 6 months...but then this pandemic hit and now I'm concerned it will be difficult to get my shopping done at Whole Foods- since it's not near my apartment. I live in NYC and I'm not taking public transportation right now for the obvious reasons. My local grocery store doesn't carry a lot of the Whole30 compliant brands / items I use with many of my recipes (this will be my 4th Whole30, I do one every 6 months). Plus, I don't trust the meat at my local grocery store as much as I trust the meat sold at Whole Foods. However, when I went to Whole Foods a week or 2 after our shelter at home orders, there was NO MEAT at Whole Foods...which makes me think even more that this isn't exactly the best time to be strict with my food purchases. It kind of makes me feel like I should just stock up on whatever I can get and maybe hold off on Whole30 until things have gone a bit more back to normal... Anyone else out there currently doing Whole30 and have any input? Have you had a hard time getting some necessary items for certain recipes you were hoping to make? Thanks :)
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    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    Woohoo! Today is Day 40! AKA my last day of Whole30 and Reintro! It's been a wild ride, y'all! I'm going to do another weigh-in tomorrow morning, take pics & measurements. Hoping I lost a few more pounds...I've also upped my workouts this week. I'll def be back again in 6 months as usual, it feels too good to not revisit a few times a year. Plus I always seem to fall off the wagon at some point As of now, my plan is to definitely eat 1-2 whole30 meals a day moving forward beyond my whole30. And 1 meal per day I'll relax and allow myself whatever I want. Feeling good, my hair feels strong and shiny, skin has cleared up a bit, obviously lost some weight and my clothes are fitting so much better. Have less anxiety, just feeling amazing in general. YAY! I love it when I feel this way every 6 months, haha! I'll pop back on tomorrow to update on final stats. How's everyone doing? Anyone else still doing reintro? Continuing longer? Hope everyone feels good
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    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    Melinaka- you have quinoa yet? Was it glorious? My legume reintro yesterday was nothing exciting...peanut butter with apple was fine- but honestly, I just prefer almond butter more. And hummus was fine, but it wasn't a thrilling experience eating it- like...I wasn't excited for it. And the chickpea pasta was kinda gross so I barely ate any. And I felt incredibly tired after the pasta...like, my eyes were drooping at 8:30pm BUT, I did weigh-in yesterday morning. Lost 12.6 lbs...3lbs less than I normally lose during my first 30 days (in my 2 previous resets, lost exactly 15.6 both times). So while I should be happy, I'm a little disappointed. Meh. I definitely have more to lose this time around so I'm bummed I lost less. Oh well- still 8 more days to go for me. Next reintro will be gluten-free grains on Saturday. Gonna have oatmeal with breakfast, corn tortilla chips with lunch, and brown rice pasta with dinner. Ok, I'm beat...heading to bed.
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    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    That's awesome Mirasaur! Good job! I'm trying to figure out how to navigate eating post whole30. I definitely want to eat all the bad things I've cut out but I need to be more mindful of quantity and how often. I think I'll try to stick to whole30 meals twice a day and maybe relax on one- letting myself have the things I've cut out but know I won't want to be without forever.
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    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    Melinaka- you win! I think today was actually the first day that I WASN'T thinking about off-plan food... that I can't wait to eat again Strangely- had no cravings, didn't feel like I needed a snack after work / before dinner. Maybe I finally got where I needed to be on the last day, ha! I'm doing legume reintro tomorrow...having peanut butter on apple with breakfast, hummus with lunch, and chickpea pasta with dinner. What about you???
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    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    Day 30 Day 30 Day 30! Who's stoked the last day has finally arrived / ready to start reintro tomorrow?! And I can't help but admit...I'm so ready to jump on that scale tomorrow to see what's come off (if anything!)
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    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    Yay Melinaka! Go girl! Shakshuka is usually yummy, haha- it's crushed tomatoes, eggs, harissa sauce, garlic, onion, red peppers, some seasoning. For some reason it really upset my stomach this time around- had a horrible upper abdominal acidic feeling. Maybe tomatoes aren't sitting well with me anymore. Anywho- I had my last serving of shakshuka today so I just grilled up 2 burgers to take to work for lunch tomorrow and Friday. Probably will just put them over spinach with some nuts for fat and dressing. Thats pretty much my go-to veggie. I should probably incorporate something else but...I don't feel like testing out a new veggie recipe at this point. I like sticking to what I know and like. Your meals may be simple but they sound great! And at this point, I like my stuff to be fast and easy so I'm not cooking while I'm hungry (worst!) Melinaka, are you doing reintro? I know you mentioned quinoa is what you miss most...I miss pizza Day 25 tomorrow...here we go!
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    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    Day 21 coming to an end! Who's still going strong? I decided to make Shakshuka for lunches this week (well, at least 3 lunches since that's the amount of servings I made) and probably repeat my coconut / almond flour chicken cutlets with spinach / pear / almond / dijon apple cider vinaigrette salad for dinner starting tomorrow (since I looooove it so much). Still have another serving of my salmon cakes and butternut squash soup for dinner tonight but...I'm not super hungry. May not eat anything and just have that tomorrow night. I remember getting tired of Shakshuka during my last whole30 though. So I'll probably figure something else out mid-week for the remainder...burgers perhaps? I also changed up my shakshuka recipe a bit this time around, I decided to add some cut up sausage links to it...since I kept coming across shakshuka recipes including sausage. I'm excited to try it, maybe I won't get bored of it this time! Give a shout if you are still whole30-ing it up!
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    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    Wow- a 2ND Whole30 immediately after? Like...basically a whole60!? Sheesh girl, that's willpower right there! My husband has also been commenting that I look like I'm losing weight. Can see it in my face, when he hugs me, etc. I feel like my pooch gut has gone down a bit, for sure. But... I feel like in previous whole30s, I felt a bit smaller than I do right now. Guess we shall see what the scale says on day 31. I ended up losing 19lbs during my first whole30, gained a good 15 of those back before I did my second whole30. Lost 18lbs during 2nd whole30, and gained ALLLLL of those back and then some prior to starting this one. So...I have more to lose now than I did before my first whole30. What I REALLY need to do is figure out a healthy balance post whole30 so I don't gain a crap ton of weight back after I finish.
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    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    Wrapping up Day 15...halfway point! I made a vile meal for my lunches this week. Super disappointed...I wanted to try something new and the Chicken Hash looked good but it tasted terrible today when I ate it for lunch. I came home and threw out the other 4 servings Rather than scrounge up another recipe to make, I'm just going to eat red pepper chicken sausage in a spinach salad with walnuts and lemon garlic tessemae's dressing for lunches for the rest of the week. Dinner is salmon cakes and butternut squash soup. Breakfast is my same old same old...hard boiled eggs with sausage and spinach / raspberries / almonds / balsamic vinaigrette and coffee with nutpods. Anyone going to do the Reintro after the 30 days are up? I did reintro during my first 2 whole30s. Not sure if I feel like doing it this time around. I noticed reactions to certain items when I reintro'd the first time- but second time, I noticed nothing new. So...I feel like I'll have the same reactions this time - so why bother going an additional 15 days, right? Plus I'm supposed to go apple picking on Day 41...and I don't want to wait another 5 days before I make a fresh apple pie from my pickings (is that so bad that I'm already thinking about that?! ) Maybe I'll just do 10 days of reintro and knock out one of the things I would normally reintro (like gluten-free alcohol- which I already know ALWAYS upsets my stomach so no need to reintro that, right?) and just not do full 2 days whole30 after my 4th reintro item...bringing me to 40 days total. I could reintro legumes on day 31, whole30 day 32 & 33, gluten-free grains on day 34, whole30 day 35 & 36, dairy on Day 37, whole30 on 38 & 39, grains with gluten on day 40...and then no whole30 recovery days after cuz I'm gonna eat apple pie on day 41, haha! Aaaaand this is why I gain weight when I'm done with these things *facepalm* Will I ever learn?!