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    Gam26 got a reaction from MeadowLily in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   
    Took 7 pieces of talapia and seasoned them, wrapped in foil, marked on the outside what it was and how to cook it, froze it.  Boom!
    Took 2 pounds of chicken, seasoned it, cooked it,  added peppers, mushrooms, and onions that had been sauted.  Separated into 5 different servings.  Froze.  Lunches. Boom!
    Took 2 pounds of chicken, seasoned it, cooked.  Ready for salads or whatever! Boom!
    Made 2 pounds of homemade sausage, made patties,  cooked it, froze it.  Ready for whatever.  Boom!  
    Prepared 2 heads of cauliflower into "rice".  Boom!
    Took peppers, onions, mushrooms, cooked them down to add to whatever, whenever.  Boom!
    Did it all today!  That was an awesome good choice for today.
    I feel kinda' empowered right now!  and tired!!  
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    Gam26 reacted to MeadowLily in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   
    Whenever you see the words sugarless, fat-free, low-fat, slimming shakes...
    Think of the words = chemical sheetstorm. 
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    Gam26 got a reaction from cescaw in January 2nd start date   
    Well, week one is almost in the books!  Was amazed at how easy this time around has been (this is my second, first time last July).   Meal planning (planned for 8 days then was able to wiggle and adjust according to how I felt each day.  Found an awesome creamy roasted cauliflower soup last week and almost cried (if you know me, you know that I've always turned up my nose at cauliflower!)  Still thinking a bunch about food, not necessarily at what I can't have, just way to focussed on food in general.  I've been 100% compliant (except for the piece of beef jerky that the maker assured me had no sugar in it.....he told me later that it had honey).  Have been faced with a bunch of challenges this past weekend (grandchild's birthday party!) and came out strong!!  
    Bring on week 2!  Feeling like a million bucks!  Hope everyone is doing well too!!
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    Gam26 got a reaction from MeadowLily in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   
    Took 7 pieces of talapia and seasoned them, wrapped in foil, marked on the outside what it was and how to cook it, froze it.  Boom!
    Took 2 pounds of chicken, seasoned it, cooked it,  added peppers, mushrooms, and onions that had been sauted.  Separated into 5 different servings.  Froze.  Lunches. Boom!
    Took 2 pounds of chicken, seasoned it, cooked.  Ready for salads or whatever! Boom!
    Made 2 pounds of homemade sausage, made patties,  cooked it, froze it.  Ready for whatever.  Boom!  
    Prepared 2 heads of cauliflower into "rice".  Boom!
    Took peppers, onions, mushrooms, cooked them down to add to whatever, whenever.  Boom!
    Did it all today!  That was an awesome good choice for today.
    I feel kinda' empowered right now!  and tired!!  
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    Gam26 reacted to leahcarn in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   
    Leftover meat from last nights dinner, and leftover veges from breakfast, all for lunch.
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    Gam26 reacted to GlennR in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   
    Bacon burger for breakfast. Bacon in anything is always a good decision.
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    Gam26 reacted to MeadowLily in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   
    I don't need cream in my coffee.
     
     
    Come inspire all of us with your good decisions.
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    Gam26 reacted to LS192 in Log and Blog   
    Day One! 
    Breakfast - Baked avocado eggs. 
    Grade - C+. This was very meh. I wanted to love it - it was actually a recipe I was really looking forward to, but I don't think I like baked eggs. They were rubbery and the yolks were cooked through. I like a nice runny yolk and I think it would have been good with the creamy avocado. I'm going to work on this - maybe fry the eggs instead of baking. We'll see. 
    Lunch - turkey burger and salsa with snap peas on the side. 
    Grade - B+. This was solid. I was also STARVING because we were running errands that went too long so I think anything would have been good. I didn't even get a picture of it because I was so hungry. Salsa was just roma tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, and lemon juice. I could have eaten it with a spoon. I had to stop myself from looking for a chip substitute to scoop this up. Turkey burger was from Trader Joes. It was good, easy, and fast, which are great in my book. 
    Dinner - Potato leek soup 
    Grade- A. This is going in the Post Whole 30 recipe file. It was awesome. It was somehow creamy without dairy- I pureed the potato and I think that make a big difference. Potatoes, leeks, onions, garlic, and a little garlic salt chicken broth in the crockpot. I chopped up some compliant chicken sausage and put it in there too, which was a nice added spice and flavor. 
    Day one also brought my first test - husband took kiddos to his parents house to watch the football game. I stayed home to meal prep and catch up on laundry. He came home with Hershey's Dunkers and a full pizza from Pizza Hut. Man it smelled good. I didn't eat any of it though. Quitting on the first day would just be embarrassing. 


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    Gam26 got a reaction from cescaw in January 2nd start date   
    Well, week one is almost in the books!  Was amazed at how easy this time around has been (this is my second, first time last July).   Meal planning (planned for 8 days then was able to wiggle and adjust according to how I felt each day.  Found an awesome creamy roasted cauliflower soup last week and almost cried (if you know me, you know that I've always turned up my nose at cauliflower!)  Still thinking a bunch about food, not necessarily at what I can't have, just way to focussed on food in general.  I've been 100% compliant (except for the piece of beef jerky that the maker assured me had no sugar in it.....he told me later that it had honey).  Have been faced with a bunch of challenges this past weekend (grandchild's birthday party!) and came out strong!!  
    Bring on week 2!  Feeling like a million bucks!  Hope everyone is doing well too!!
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    Gam26 reacted to Anissa in January 2nd start date   
    Today I felt amazing! I was even able to run and do some body weight exercises. Hopefully this is a turning point. Made a curry soup last night with chicken and a bunch of different veggies and had that and salad with a little more chicken for dinner. Have been faced with many temptations and have prevailed! Birthday is coming toward the end of the month. That is the challenge I will have the hardest time with and it probably will be the fact I can't have a cocktail. Sigh. 
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    Gam26 reacted to sunnytropic in January 2nd start date   
    Made it through my first challenge watching a football game with friends. Brought dinner with me and no one had any problem with it. said no to beer and drank seltzer. Didn't feel deprived even though everyone else was eating pasta (one of my old favorites and trigger foods).
    Still feeling pretty good although I did notice my jacket felt a little tighter this morning. Right in line with Whole30 timeline though.
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    Gam26 reacted to Nira81 in January 2nd start date   
    Hapoy Day 8 everyone! I was feeling great until yesterday, when I started feeling lethargic and a little bit cranky.  Nowhere near the issues in my first round, thank goodness (fingers crossed).  
    @kirkor @Rockinred I believe I'm using my black coffee as a crutch and may need to go decaf as well.  
    I'm so tired in the afternoons and I should be feeling better with all this great food and fewer ups and downs in terms of blood sugar...right?  Could it be my 2 cups, sometimes 3, of precious coffee?  I feel like if I have to ask it probably is  
    I'll try to focus on good results right now:
    1. Skin is looking great.  
    2. Way fewer specific cravings.  
    4. Easily resisted my husband's evening snack last night of crackers, cheese, peanuts and a Guiness.  Haha talk about no compliment eating.  This is why I haven't even mentioned Whole30 to him, I'm just flying solo and telling him I'm cleaning up my eating in general.  
    5. Joints are not achy at all, and it's really cold today which would usually make them more so.  
    Anyone else kinda cranky and trying to focus on the positive? 
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    Gam26 got a reaction from cescaw in January 2nd start date   
    Well, week one is almost in the books!  Was amazed at how easy this time around has been (this is my second, first time last July).   Meal planning (planned for 8 days then was able to wiggle and adjust according to how I felt each day.  Found an awesome creamy roasted cauliflower soup last week and almost cried (if you know me, you know that I've always turned up my nose at cauliflower!)  Still thinking a bunch about food, not necessarily at what I can't have, just way to focussed on food in general.  I've been 100% compliant (except for the piece of beef jerky that the maker assured me had no sugar in it.....he told me later that it had honey).  Have been faced with a bunch of challenges this past weekend (grandchild's birthday party!) and came out strong!!  
    Bring on week 2!  Feeling like a million bucks!  Hope everyone is doing well too!!
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    Gam26 got a reaction from cescaw in January 2nd start date   
    Well, week one is almost in the books!  Was amazed at how easy this time around has been (this is my second, first time last July).   Meal planning (planned for 8 days then was able to wiggle and adjust according to how I felt each day.  Found an awesome creamy roasted cauliflower soup last week and almost cried (if you know me, you know that I've always turned up my nose at cauliflower!)  Still thinking a bunch about food, not necessarily at what I can't have, just way to focussed on food in general.  I've been 100% compliant (except for the piece of beef jerky that the maker assured me had no sugar in it.....he told me later that it had honey).  Have been faced with a bunch of challenges this past weekend (grandchild's birthday party!) and came out strong!!  
    Bring on week 2!  Feeling like a million bucks!  Hope everyone is doing well too!!
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    Gam26 reacted to MeadowLily in How much did you gain back within 1 year of your last Whole30?   
    I'm biting your thread.  I haven't gained anything back. It's almost 3 years now. 
    Consistency.
    It's the fine line to walk without falling back into food boredom and eating in the unconscious mode. I don't bounce in and out of my Positive Food Management Plan. It has leeway and freedom but I don't post my food.
    I don't measure my calories or count my steps on the dreadmill. Just because we can measure everything doesn't mean we should.
    Whole 30 is not a diet.  Correct.  But you can tell when someone is secretly dieting and trying to combine it with a Whole 30.  That's a disconnect for the brain. 
    The side effects of the disconnect are rebound weight gain. Break up with dieting. If you're secretly dieting....has it changed everything for you then?
    Go back to the nutritional framework.  Read ISWF.  It's not about being skinny, it's about embracing all of the healthy.  Finding our pathway to healing our relationship with food.  
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    Gam26 reacted to Fmad85 in January 2nd start date   
    You aren't drinking enough water. You need to drink more. I've found I've needed to up my intake almost 50% from normal. 
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    Gam26 reacted to kellygirl in January 2nd start date   
    No snow here but lots of rain.  I think I'll make some soup and mayo and plan menus for the next week.
    Day 7 for me ( started on the 1st).  Pants are feeling a bit looser and my energy is pretty good however, I made the mistake of trying on clothes at Anthropologie yesterday.  It was almost as bad as weighing myself (scale is in storage for the month) from the perspective of being potentially discouraging.  Not sure what I was expecting after merely 6 days but whatever it was, it wasn't there and the body I had when I started was.   I had remind myself that W30 has worked for me in the past, I am not looking for the quick and temporary fix that calorie restriction will bring and regardless of that fact that I look the same, I truly feel better already.  I guess my message to myself and anyone else who is feeling a tad discouraged is...  just stay the course.  W30 works... just stay the course and stay out of Anthropologie for a while!
    Have a great weekend everyone.
    Kellygirl  
     
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    Gam26 reacted to Julzology in January 2nd start date   
    OK, it's the afternoon, there's a snowstorm so I'm stuck inside.  I'm bored and a little annoyed and that is making me really want to have a cocktail.  This is the first time since I started that I really wanted a drink.  The food thing  isn't bothering me but damn the lure of alcohol.  
     
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    Gam26 reacted to Julzology in January 2nd start date   
    I think the worse your eating habits were to start with the more detox you have to contend with.  That's based on nothing but my own personal logic .  
    But yes, everyone is different and some suffer more than others.  I think it's not only how much detoxing you have but also how sensitive you are in general to changes in your body.  My boss is really suffering.  She was a 2 liter a day coke drinker, not to mention a daily kit kat bar so she had a huge sugar dragon to slay not to mention that she's got a host of other physical issues.  Because she's been living with chronic conditions her whole life I believe she is extra sensitive to changes in her body.  It's going to be much harder for her to get through the first two weeks than it is for me, someone who is generally healthy, can exercise and is used to being stoic or tough and generally not paying attention to discomfort.   
    It is as much a mental game as a physical one.  For me it's more than willingness, it has to be awareness.  I have to listen to the subtle and insidious thoughts and feelings that lurk deep inside.  These little demons are the ones that will derail my progress.  It's not a dragon, it's a virus, microsopic and stealthy.  
     
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    Gam26 reacted to iteach in January 2nd start date   
    If it makes you feel any better, I cried today. Not because I'm sad over anything or anyone in particular. I just sat down and had an ugly cry thinking how much my whole body's going to fight me on these changes, and how many times I've screwed this up for myself in the past. And then I laughed because then I remembered that this is a normal feeling for some of us with attachment issues. Hang in there. It sucks right now, and that's okay. It'll get better. 
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    Gam26 reacted to ShannonM816 in January 2nd start date   
    Use celery or carrots or bell pepper or jicama to scoop up the egg salad. Have a vegetable soup on the side. Mix the egg salad into a big tossed salad with lots of veggies. Your meals don't have to be what other people would think of as normal, just pick some vegetables to eat.
    What makes it feel overwhelming or depressing? Do you feel like you're limited in what you'll be eating? Or overwhelmed by the number of recipes you're finding? 
    If it's that you feel limited, know that you aren't. There are tons of recipes out there, and lots of different ways to get your protein, fat, and vegetables in.
    If you've already found tons of recipes and are overwhelmed by the thought of cooking all those different things, know that you don't have to. I cook a lot of ground beef, grilled chicken, and roasted vegetables, and just occasionally try new recipes to avoid boredom, or because I have extra time to cook.
    If there's something else specific worrying you, please share -- someone here on the forum is bound to have faced a similar struggle, and we may be able to help.
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    Gam26 reacted to C_Cezeaux in January 2nd start date   
    I hope I'm not posting a reply to this over and over, my phone is being weird. Just in case, short version this time. Feeling like you've been hit by a truck is pretty normal for days 2 and 3. Will be seriously exacerbated if you do not eat enough fat and proteins. Will seriously wipe you out if you try to skip fat. :-)
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    Gam26 reacted to ShannonM816 in January 2nd start date   
    The best way to combat those cravings is to make sure that you're eating enough. Many people are surprised by how much food they need to eat on whole30, especially if their focus in the past has been on restricting calories or fat grams or carbs. Follow the meal template, don't skimp on the fat, don't be afraid to eat enough. Be sure you drink plenty of water.
    If you do have a craving and you can't distract yourself and get past it, instead of reaching for something sweet, have some fat. Olives, avocado/guacamole, a spoonful of coconut oil -- these will do more to keep you satisfied than sweets will, and you'll retrain yourself not to have sweets every time you're a bit hungry or craving something. 
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    Gam26 got a reaction from Leigh Anne in January 2nd start date   
    I too was worried when I did my first round.  I was worried that if I "failed" at this, there was no hope left.  I was so sick of dieting and diet programs.  The first few days, I was so tired all the time from taking sugar completely out of my diet.  I would wear out during a meal.  I would have to go lie down on the couch and rest then 10 minutes later, get up and come back to the table and finish the meal.  Sugar had such a powerfully strong hold on me.  After a week or so, that passed and I did fine.  How scary is it that sugar can have such a powerful hold on us!!!  I will not let myself get there again.  I lost my taste for sweets although if I feel a real need (like pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving) I made it the same decadent was I always have and ate a very thin slice and gave the rest away.  Planning, planning, planning.  It cannot be stressed enough.  You will do this if you set your mind to it and reach out.  Let's take this journey together!!  Hang in there and looking forward to it!!  
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    Gam26 got a reaction from Judip in January 2nd start date   
    Oh My!!  I'm so excited to find you guys!  I completed my first round of Whole 30 in August but went on vacation about a week later and we didn't reintroduce correctly.  In fact, we failed miserably.  We totally compliant though with the first 30 days and felt awesome after the initial shock to my body passed.  While this is not a diet, I get that, I did manage to lose 26 pounds, lost my cravings for sweets, bread, and cheese.  I'm just not doing very well at planning and feeling a bit lazy....
    Excited to have others to go on this journey with!!!