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  1. On 4/30/2020 at 1:07 PM, rachelmaria33 said:

    I started April 26.  A little behind you, but there aren't a lot of threads going for sure.  How are you doing?  Still plugging along?  I did my first whole 30 back in 2016 maybe?  I've been mostly gluten free since, but I am having some skin issues and want to have a fresh clean slate to start doing some testing with.  I'm going to see a naturopath who recommended whole 30 to a friend right after the 30 days, and follow her lead on reintroduction and testing and establishing a health record beyond the traditional doctor.  That is added momentum to push forward as I have already scheduled the appointment.  

    Getting food isn't a problem here, at least not more than normal.  We are more rural so it's harder to find some things all the time, but supplies are in average stock around me.  I don't mind eating many of the same foods day after day.  Made a compliant soup Monday, have had it for each dinner this week.  Will make something else tomorrow and eat for several days etc.  My family isn't doing it with me, but my husband is working towards better health in His own way and there are far fewer temptations at home.  I also was mostly gluten free since that first whole 30 and dairy free for 2 weeks before this one, so my reactions are very minimal.  I feel quite resolved and eager to start feeling better and have my skin healthy!  

    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. On 4/23/2020 at 6:26 PM, Studentoflife81 said:

    Hi @Laurenacc! I started 4/19/2020.  I decided to join this forum because I’m doing this one alone which is makes it so much harder! You definitely need accountability partners to make it all the way through 

    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. On 4/21/2020 at 9:53 AM, Rindaloo said:

    Hi, I don't live in America but I understand that you will be concerned about being able to get the correct foods in order to follow this way of eating.  Does Whole Foods deliver???  It might be that they didn't, but do now, because theres a need (and money to be made......).

    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 :)

  4. On 4/20/2020 at 8:12 PM, Revelate said:

    Hey Lauren,

    It’s actually going really well other than I can’t seem to retain water for enough hours to get me though the night.

    Something to trouble-shoot but next 10 days are going to be hell moving again and a bunch of work to get done between now and then.

    Day 20 is right, been hitting milestones on the 30 day calendar late, maybe I get that Tiger Blood surge around Day 24-25... I am dragging a little bit but not diet related, work, stress, blah.

    This forum is pretty slow, there are some boards which are busier but unfortunately isn’t much traffic in general.  

    To be fair the forum I was a moderator on for the better part of a decade is down in terms of traffic too, forums may just be going away on the Internet.

    Anyway grats on the win at Whole Foods; I am still cheating with the meal service and supplementing with takeout from a few local restaurants that are easy to sub a few items to get it into compliance on... I think things will start opening up in terms of being able to find food, like you I am going to go for at least two extra weeks.  Best of luck if we only inconsistently see each other here going forward ;)!

    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 have all the time in the world now :lol:

    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 :unsure:

    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 :)