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Everything posted by Laurenacc

  1. 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!
  2. 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!!!
  3. 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 w
  4. Congrats Revelate! You must be done with your initial 30 days! Day 34, right? How are you feeling? Are you reintroducing items now?
  5. 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 hav
  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 mu
  7. 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 fe
  8. 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, 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 tim
  9. 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.
  10. 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???
  11. 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!)
  12. 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..
  13. 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 wh
  14. 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
  15. 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 /
  16. Yes! I totally have that clicked on! Weird that I still don't get notified...*shrug*. Finishing up Day 11! I really want pizza I haven't caved and eaten it, I just want it...haha! My meals for this week have been bfast: hard boiled egg, either turkey bacon or pork sausage links & spinach / almond / raspberry salad with balsamic vinaigrette and also my coffee with nutpods, lunch: beef and sweet potato chili with crumbled bacon to add some fat (I keep flip flopping with this meal...some days I'm loving it and other days I'm like, "ugh...I would rather starve than eat chili today!"
  17. Yay! I've been neglecting this post because I wasn't being notified of responses- very cool to come back and see so many people have joined with the same start date! How's everyone's Day 5 going? I cooked (in bulk) on Sunday so all my meals this week are the same breakfasts / lunches / dinners. I found myself constantly in the kitchen during my first whole30 and I decided for whole30 #2 I would try to cook 7 days worth of meals in just 1 day and eat the same thing for the week...I knew it might get boring but, at least I felt like I had more of a life, haha! So that's what I'm doing for my 3rd
  18. Bumping this to the top of the thread in case anyone else wants to join for a Monday 9/9 start date! :)
  19. Starting my 3rd Whole30 on Monday 9/9/19 after I get back from my vacay. I try to do a full whole30 every 6 months after I finish my last whole30 and it's about that time! Plus I got a bit chunky after completing a recent marathon 3 months ago (I always tend to gain weight after marathons due to running less miles...yet I still eat all the things...ay yi yi!) Time to clean up my diet and feel good again. Gimme a shout if you would like to join! :)