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    Laurenacc got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    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 whole30 this time as well. My meals this week were / are:
    Breakfast: hard boiled egg (sometimes 2 if I'm hungrier), 2 slices of turkey bacon or 3 sausage links (whole30 compliant brands from Applegate Farms), and a bowl of spinach, a few raspberries, sliced almonds and a tablespoon of Tessemae's balsamic vinaigrette (also whole30 compliant brand) and a cup of coffee with my pumpkin spice nutpods creamer (another whole30 compliant brand)
    Lunch: Autumn Hash from the Whole30 Cookbook- so yummy...but now that it's Friday and I had it for the past 5 days, I'm over it, haha! Consists of pork meatballs, spinach, sweet onion, apple, almonds, sweet potatoes, scallions, and some salt, pepper, cinnamon, and paprika seasoning. It's one of my favs so I'm sad that I'm bored with it right now...hopefully I can throw it back in the mix in a few weeks.
    Dinner: Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Grilled Pineapple (recipe in Whole30 Cookbook) and garlic mashed potatoes (I'm being more chill with the veggies at dinner this week since I'm having spinach with breakfast and lunch and I am not the biggest fan of veggies...unless they are spinach or peppers, heh).
    Whenever I needed a snack, I would have half an apple with 2 tablespoons of almond butter or I'd have a whole30 hot dog or I'd have a 2nd cup of coffee with nutpods.
    Looking back, I think I may have had too much fruit considering there was a little fruit with each meal- however, most meals I'd say I had way less than a serving of fruit with each. But something I should be aware of with my next meals.
    I need to branch out and add more recipes to the mix- I have about 7 that I love and keep in rotation. Any suggestions?
    Side note: I absolutely hate cauliflower rice...but I also don't care for rice anyway- so I'm not looking for a replacement.
    Thinking my meals next week will be wweet potato chili for lunch and chicken cutlets with bitter greens for dinner (both in whole30 cookbook). Oh and I always eat the same breakfast (see above) even when I'm not doing whole30- guess I never get bored with it?
    Woohoo- so happy we are all in this together!
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    Laurenacc reacted to Guestoff in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I started on 9/9/2019 as well. R2 for me. Last time was 4 years ago and about 30lbs.
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    Laurenacc reacted to Brikryd in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Started my first round 9/9/19! Excited to do something nice for myself. I had a hysterectomy one year ago, and had a rough patch with treating myself to feel better, since I still wanted babies and had to have the surgery after a miscarriage. I started cooking things I love to indulge in, and figured it is time to get myself on track:) Glad to have support and to see what happens:)
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    Laurenacc reacted to Marilyn M. in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I intended to start today as I just got back from vacation and splurged! This is my first time doing the Whole 30 and didn't give myself enough time to prepare so I'm doing it NOW. Adding groceries to my list so I can start prepping tonight and officially start my day 1 tomorrow. I also purchased the 3 recipe books for the Whole 30 to give me a variety of options as I know how I can be when I don't know what to eat/cook. I also signed up to do a 6 week bootcamp challenge at the gym to coincide with my Whole 30 for even better results. So let's do this!!!!
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    Laurenacc reacted to Mirasaur in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I'm also starting my Whole30 tomorrow 9/9/2019. It's my first time. I'm a little intimidated lol. 
    Even though I'm starting tomorrow, today is my trial run and see what it's like. So far it's not that bad.
    I've had one meal so far today (brunch). Sauteed mushrooms and broccoli scrambled egg (1). One banana and one tsp of almond butter. One peach. One cup of coffee with nutpod creamer.
    As for dinner, I'm planning to do a pan seared tilapia with sauteed vegetables (red pepper, broccoli, shredded kale) and one medium sweet potato (steamed).
    I'm Asian and I miss rice already lol....
     
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    Laurenacc reacted to Melinaka in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I just logged in for support, hoping someone was starting today too. 
    Yay! I'm not alone. 
    I need support. It's been too long since I've done W30 and I NEED to do this...
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    Laurenacc reacted to pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I hear you sister!  I've tried to "cut back" on my sugar, dairy and processed food stuff.  Doesn't seem to be working for me right now so a complete 30 day elimination seems to be called for.  This mornings breakfast was leftover dinner that just happens to be already a compliant meal. A simple one-pot meal of ground beef and cabbage.
     https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/235997/unstuffed-cabbage-roll/?internalSource=search result&referringContentType=search results
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Bumping this to the top of the thread in case anyone else wants to join for a Monday 9/9 start date! :) 
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from Melinaka in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    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! :)
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from Melinaka in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    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! :)
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from Melinaka in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    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! :)
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    Laurenacc reacted to CrazyWiseWoman in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Way to go on finishing a marathon and getting ready for that 3rd Whole30! I am sure there are going to be just a few folks out there doing it right along with you!
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    Laurenacc reacted to MarthaJane in January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?   
    So encouraged by everyone’s commitment and planning and preparation!  We can do this!  Thanks to Laurenacc for setting up this forum.  Let’s use this forum for encouragement if we get frustrated or “hangry”....lots of experience that can help.  Also, remember that hunger is often a symptom of thirst....so drink lots of water!  Have a great 2nd day everyone!
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    Laurenacc reacted to MarthaJane in January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?   
    I am so encouraged by all the planning, preparation, commitment and success from everyone today.  I hope we can all learn from each other and use this forum to encourage one another.  Thank you Laurenacc for setting this forum up.  
    Be strong tomorrow....remember that hunger pains are often a symptom of being thirsty and so drink lots of water.  And all the great prep we did today....let's do it again for tomorrow and enjoy another day closer to healthier bodies!!!
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from DivaNatalie in January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?   
    Amazing! So excited to have a huge group of 1/2/19 starters with me 
    I just weighted myself, took measurements, and "before" pics before starting tomorrow. My how that pesky scale has trickled up since I finished my last Whole30 in June...yikes!
    I have my breakfast, lunch, and dinner already prepped & in the refrigerator / freezer for the next few days. 
    Let's DO this, y'all! 
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from DivaNatalie in January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?   
    Amazing! So excited to have a huge group of 1/2/19 starters with me 
    I just weighted myself, took measurements, and "before" pics before starting tomorrow. My how that pesky scale has trickled up since I finished my last Whole30 in June...yikes!
    I have my breakfast, lunch, and dinner already prepped & in the refrigerator / freezer for the next few days. 
    Let's DO this, y'all! 
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from Sarahkp in January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?   
    This will be my second reset, did my first 6 months ago and felt amazing afterwards! I kept the weight off (lost 20 lbs!) and was eating pretty well for a good 3 months post whole30...then a weekend trip to Boston totally threw me off and the scale has been trickling higher and higher and I’ve been feeling crummier and crummier ever since. Not to mention the holiday goodies that have been super tempting. Need a reset to get myself back on track. Cant wait to feel good again. Anyone else starting Jan 2???
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from Sarahkp in January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?   
    This will be my second reset, did my first 6 months ago and felt amazing afterwards! I kept the weight off (lost 20 lbs!) and was eating pretty well for a good 3 months post whole30...then a weekend trip to Boston totally threw me off and the scale has been trickling higher and higher and I’ve been feeling crummier and crummier ever since. Not to mention the holiday goodies that have been super tempting. Need a reset to get myself back on track. Cant wait to feel good again. Anyone else starting Jan 2???
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from GoJo09 in Reintroduction: Alcohol question...   
    Thanks GoJo! I was following the Fast Track Reintro plan that I saw in The Whole30 book...it says Day 1 is optional for gluten-free alcohol but I figured I should include it, Day 1 (or 4) legumes, Day 4 (or 7) non gluten grains, Day 7 (or 10) dairy, Day 10 (or 13) gluten containing grains. No sugar reintro is mentioned...but it *does* say that many of the foods in the other food groups will also contain sugar. So...I assumed that meant there wasn't really a day given for sugar reintro. I'm happy to add it if there's a new reintro plan that I'm not aware of, but I was just trying to follow the outline I saw in the book.
    I'm fine with reintro-ing a dif gluten-free alcohol if the cider seems like a bad trigger, but I figured I should be testing alcoholic beverages I actually consume. I normally don't go for wine since it makes me sleepy- that seemed like the next best thing to try gluten-free wise. And I definitely don't want to take a shot of gluten-free tequila...nor sip it, blech! 
    I totally get what you mean when you say- having 1 cider turns into 2 and then going overboard and eating all things bad and messing up. But even when I wasn't doing the Whole30- I never have more than 1 drink, so I know that's definitely not going to be happening. I'll be surprised if I even finish one 12oz bottle. I'm a lightweight and don't care much for alcohol, I only choose to reintroduce it to see how my body reacts to having it again. And while I'm sure MANY people have said- "Oh I'm super strict, I'm not going to let this trigger me to eat anything else off-plan for that day"...I'm sure some have fallen off the wagon and given in. BUT- I've been struggling with stomach issues for years and I'm serious about doing this right so I can see which item will affect me and how. I'm almost certain during the 15 days of reintro, I'm not going to jump off the deep end and eat pizza, cake, and guzzle an irish car bomb in one sitting, hehe. 
    So...I guess this brings me back to: are either of these ciders ok to drink as my gluten-free alcoholic beverage reintro- or is it bad that I drink something sweet (even though the angry orchard doesn't say sugar in the ingredients) and with sulfites in it? Open to other gluten-free alcohol suggestions, I just want to make sure I have something around come the day I have that for my reintro. Thanks!
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Tomato Puree?   
    Thank you! My shakshuka was Ah-Mazing!
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from TheJustinB in Starting May 7th 2018!!   
    Hi folks! Day 10!!! 1/3 of the way through! How's everyone doing? Is everyone still hanging in there? I had my first food nightmare 2 nights ago...dreamed that I accidentally ate a sandwich that someone made for me, halfway through I was like, "Wait! I'm on the whole30, I can't eat this! OH NO!!!" and was so devastated that I started crying in my dream because I didn't want to have to start over! HA! Was a relief when I woke up and realized i DIDN't actually eat a sandwich  But seriously...of all the foods to dream about...i dreamt of a sandwich?! Guess I like bread more than I thought...hehe.
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from Bellmaestra in Poland Spring Bottled water   
    HA! Omg- you think I would have noticed the big bold letters saying "The Humor Section" at the top  I probably would have caught on had I read the entire article...skimming for ingredients was all I did. Oops! Sheesh, it's only Day 1 and I'm already going crazy. Thanks all!
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    Laurenacc got a reaction from LauraKY in Starting May 7th 2018!!   
    Also starting tomorrow, May 7th! Yay! Slightly terrified as I attempted to do this once before...got horribly ill on day 2 (not sure if I just got sick in general or if my body was just going through withdrawal? Heh.) anywho, i ended up stopping when I became sick. I’ve already prepped better this time around and crossing my fingers that I can actually complete it! What’s everyone eating tomorrow?