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    cescaw reacted to pearlgirl2017 in 1st timer, starting Jan 7th!   
    Day 25.  Anyone else still with me?
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    cescaw got a reaction from Mousey14 in January 2nd Starter's Reintro thread   
    Thank you @SugarcubeOD! 
    My re-introduction is going well.  I started with dairy last Thursday and didn't notice any negative effects.  I  had two drinks at the Super Bowl party we attended and I noticed that I woke up multiple times during the night.  I usually wake up at least once, but I definitely got worse sleep last night and that's something that I'd never really thought about as being an effect of alcohol consumption.  Next steps for me are eating compliant for the rest of the work day and then trying wheat next Saturday.
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    cescaw got a reaction from Mousey14 in January 2nd Starter's Reintro thread   
    Thank you @SugarcubeOD! 
    My re-introduction is going well.  I started with dairy last Thursday and didn't notice any negative effects.  I  had two drinks at the Super Bowl party we attended and I noticed that I woke up multiple times during the night.  I usually wake up at least once, but I definitely got worse sleep last night and that's something that I'd never really thought about as being an effect of alcohol consumption.  Next steps for me are eating compliant for the rest of the work day and then trying wheat next Saturday.
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    cescaw reacted to OHMaryF in January 2nd Starter's Reintro thread   
    Hello! My reintroduction is going well. I tried oatmeal February 1 and I did not notice any effects. I decided to focus on foods that I know I want to add back, if possible.  I tried gluten yesterday so I am still monitoring. I noticed in another reintroduction thread the idea of taking more days to see if a food is affecting you. I think I will try that the next time since I a most curious about grains and gluten and it does make sense that it may take more than one day of exposure to notice a difference. 
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    cescaw got a reaction from Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    Funny thing:  I had decided I was going to weigh myself today but I stashed my scale away so carefully when I started on Jan 2 that I can't find it!  It doesn't help that we're having a contractor doing work in our bathroom right now so there is a lot of stuff that is definitely not where it's supposed to be, but I thought it was pretty funny. 
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    cescaw got a reaction from Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    Funny thing:  I had decided I was going to weigh myself today but I stashed my scale away so carefully when I started on Jan 2 that I can't find it!  It doesn't help that we're having a contractor doing work in our bathroom right now so there is a lot of stuff that is definitely not where it's supposed to be, but I thought it was pretty funny. 
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    cescaw reacted to DebCoop109 in Starting January 2!   
    Congrats on finishing everyone! So awesome to hear about the NSVs as well as some SVs too!
    I also hit an 8 pound weight loss, which if you break it down is an average of 2 pounds per week and that's a healthy, sustainable rate!  I had the advantage of starting to work with a new personal trainer at the start of January so weighed myself at the gym on a scale that also does body composition. In addition to the 8 pounds, I've also lost about 3% body fat (which explains the more comfortable jeans). I've learned from previous journeys that exercise isn't the main weight loss driver for me, it's ALL about the nutrition so that was a big reason for me to choose W30 in the first place....nothing like some serious structure to get myself back on track!  
    Reintroduction yesterday was with dairy, no issues. Don't really have a desire to add back anything else so I figure I'll continue to take that a day at a time. I never lost the sugar cravings so I'm staying far, far away from sweets! 
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    cescaw reacted to DoodleJo in Starting January 2!   
    Is anyone doing another round?  I’m planning to start another on March 5 after we get back from a 14 day road trip to Mexico.  Wondering which forum topic to follow?
    I met my goal weight loss of 8 pounds, which seem to be an average, and that coupled with a bunch of NSV makes me even more determined to do another. My sugar dragon’s name is alcohol and while I’m not thinking I am an alcoholic I do feel like my body is telling me it’s an inflamitory and needs more work training it. 
    Thanks for all the support this forum has given to everyone, it’s been a lot of fun and I’ve learned so much. Hope to catch up with one or all as I journey.  
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    cescaw reacted to OHMaryF in Starting January 2!   
    For anyone interested in starting again in continuing, starting again mid-February and/or doing Whole Lent, there is a thread about "Whole Lent" for support. 
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    cescaw reacted to OHMaryF in Starting January 2!   
    LOL! We have a disreputable scale that belonged to my husband's parents but I don't think it works. I have to go to the doctor early next week, so I will see what it says.
     
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    cescaw got a reaction from Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    Funny thing:  I had decided I was going to weigh myself today but I stashed my scale away so carefully when I started on Jan 2 that I can't find it!  It doesn't help that we're having a contractor doing work in our bathroom right now so there is a lot of stuff that is definitely not where it's supposed to be, but I thought it was pretty funny. 
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    cescaw got a reaction from Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    Funny thing:  I had decided I was going to weigh myself today but I stashed my scale away so carefully when I started on Jan 2 that I can't find it!  It doesn't help that we're having a contractor doing work in our bathroom right now so there is a lot of stuff that is definitely not where it's supposed to be, but I thought it was pretty funny. 
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    cescaw got a reaction from Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    Funny thing:  I had decided I was going to weigh myself today but I stashed my scale away so carefully when I started on Jan 2 that I can't find it!  It doesn't help that we're having a contractor doing work in our bathroom right now so there is a lot of stuff that is definitely not where it's supposed to be, but I thought it was pretty funny. 
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    cescaw got a reaction from Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    Funny thing:  I had decided I was going to weigh myself today but I stashed my scale away so carefully when I started on Jan 2 that I can't find it!  It doesn't help that we're having a contractor doing work in our bathroom right now so there is a lot of stuff that is definitely not where it's supposed to be, but I thought it was pretty funny. 
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    cescaw reacted to Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    Day 31?  Really?? 
    I have felt bloated and uncomfortable the last few days, but it's my own fault.  I've been eating way too many nuts.  Regardless, the scale says I have lost 10 lbs, which is awesome!  However, since I still have 25lbs to lose and 2 months to go before we head to Mexico for our youngest son's senior year spring break trip, I've decided that the only food group I'll be reintroducing at this time is alcohol.  For special occasions only, of course. (Completing W30 is a special occasion, right??)
    I don't miss noncompliant food, which blows my mind.  I have to admit...the NSVs have made me realize that I would rather continuously feel good than have a temporary "high" from food.  I think the biggest thing is that I don't miss feeling like crap every day.  I don't miss feeling lethargic and foggy at 2pm, I don't miss getting home from work and having ZERO energy, and I REALLY don't miss waking up in the middle of the night, every night, and not being able to get back to sleep for what seems like hours. 
    Over the past 30 days, I didn't participate in a regular exercise regimen, but that changes now.  I'm planning to move forward with basically the same diet, but I'm going to cut back on white potatoes and nuts, since these are unfortunately food with no brakes for me.  I'll allow myself an occasional alcoholic beverage and will add 3-5 days of exercise per week.
    Congrats to all of us for the hard work and determination!  I'll continue to check in and if a different thread gets started for those that decide to continue, please let me know!  I didn't post a lot during this journey, but I read every one of your posts and it really helped. 

    Cheers!! 
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    cescaw reacted to LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    Oh gosh it's Day 31! This morning I awoke and did the same things I always do and ate the same breakfast I do (hard boiled egg, salami, fruit), but one thing changed...
    I. Got. The. Scale. Out.
    I was so nervous standing on it to be frank, and so happy when I did in fact see change.  Apparently I lost about 8 or 9 pounds. I can't be entirely accurate since my scale was on the fritz due to low batteries when all this started (typical really). I still have more to lose, but hey!  Success!  And I feel amazing! So many other NSVs to celebrate too.
    This really makes me want to take any food re-introductions slowly.  I packed compliant food for lunch at work and will continue compliant eating (with wine) tonight.
    Congrats team - we made it!
    Any other great results to share?
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    cescaw reacted to diamonds422 in Starting January 2!   
    We did it, guys! Since this was my fourth Whole30, I'm going with the slow roll introduction this time. My husband and I are going to dinner tonight at this Thai place in our new neighborhood that we've wanted to try for months. I will go for more veggie and protein dishes, vs. noodles and fried things. We're gonna stay pretty much paleo overall. I'm going to do what I can to keep my sugar dragon in check, so there won't be much dessert for me, or even grains. At least that's the plan. I'm going to start reading "Food Freedom Forever" along with the Whole30 community this month, so hopefully I'll be on my way. 
    Best of luck to all on your respective journeys!
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    cescaw reacted to dianne m in Starting January 2!   
    @MaineacMom I don't have kiddos, so I can only imagine!   You are so strong and I applaud you for making that oooey gooey thing and not caving!!
    Because of my near instant improvement in allergy symptoms, my very good friend is on day 9!  She has terrible eye/skin allergies and is tilting her W30 to remove the chronic offenders.  She is doing very well and it's fun to be her cheerleader!
    I didn't sleep well the last few nights and I definitely feel more bloated as a result.  The day counting added more stress, it seems, since Day 27.  I am now not going to even think about what "day" it is and just continue with reintroduction and listen to my body.  
    CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE - WE DID IT!!  And I agree - this forum has been a great support and with the unknowns ahead, I am hoping we can stay in touch.
    Cheers all!!   
     

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    cescaw got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    Happy Day 30 Everyone! I haven't been commenting a lot, but I have been reading this every day and it has been a great support for me.  This is my second W30 and I'm feeling really good.  I'm going to reintroduce dairy first (I miss milk in my black tea!), but after that I'm not sure.  I haven't really been missing grains or legumes, but we are in a Supper Club with a couple of other families and those items often show up when it's not our turn to host so I will probably reintroduce those next.  I think I'm going to continue eating mostly paleo, but include dairy from time to time.  When I reintroduced it after my first W30 I didn't notice any ill effects so fingers crossed.  :-)
     
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    cescaw got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    Happy Day 30 Everyone! I haven't been commenting a lot, but I have been reading this every day and it has been a great support for me.  This is my second W30 and I'm feeling really good.  I'm going to reintroduce dairy first (I miss milk in my black tea!), but after that I'm not sure.  I haven't really been missing grains or legumes, but we are in a Supper Club with a couple of other families and those items often show up when it's not our turn to host so I will probably reintroduce those next.  I think I'm going to continue eating mostly paleo, but include dairy from time to time.  When I reintroduced it after my first W30 I didn't notice any ill effects so fingers crossed.  :-)
     
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    cescaw got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    Happy Day 30 Everyone! I haven't been commenting a lot, but I have been reading this every day and it has been a great support for me.  This is my second W30 and I'm feeling really good.  I'm going to reintroduce dairy first (I miss milk in my black tea!), but after that I'm not sure.  I haven't really been missing grains or legumes, but we are in a Supper Club with a couple of other families and those items often show up when it's not our turn to host so I will probably reintroduce those next.  I think I'm going to continue eating mostly paleo, but include dairy from time to time.  When I reintroduced it after my first W30 I didn't notice any ill effects so fingers crossed.  :-)
     
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    cescaw got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    Happy Day 30 Everyone! I haven't been commenting a lot, but I have been reading this every day and it has been a great support for me.  This is my second W30 and I'm feeling really good.  I'm going to reintroduce dairy first (I miss milk in my black tea!), but after that I'm not sure.  I haven't really been missing grains or legumes, but we are in a Supper Club with a couple of other families and those items often show up when it's not our turn to host so I will probably reintroduce those next.  I think I'm going to continue eating mostly paleo, but include dairy from time to time.  When I reintroduced it after my first W30 I didn't notice any ill effects so fingers crossed.  :-)
     
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    cescaw got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    Happy Day 30 Everyone! I haven't been commenting a lot, but I have been reading this every day and it has been a great support for me.  This is my second W30 and I'm feeling really good.  I'm going to reintroduce dairy first (I miss milk in my black tea!), but after that I'm not sure.  I haven't really been missing grains or legumes, but we are in a Supper Club with a couple of other families and those items often show up when it's not our turn to host so I will probably reintroduce those next.  I think I'm going to continue eating mostly paleo, but include dairy from time to time.  When I reintroduced it after my first W30 I didn't notice any ill effects so fingers crossed.  :-)
     
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    cescaw got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    Happy Day 30 Everyone! I haven't been commenting a lot, but I have been reading this every day and it has been a great support for me.  This is my second W30 and I'm feeling really good.  I'm going to reintroduce dairy first (I miss milk in my black tea!), but after that I'm not sure.  I haven't really been missing grains or legumes, but we are in a Supper Club with a couple of other families and those items often show up when it's not our turn to host so I will probably reintroduce those next.  I think I'm going to continue eating mostly paleo, but include dairy from time to time.  When I reintroduced it after my first W30 I didn't notice any ill effects so fingers crossed.  :-)
     
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    cescaw reacted to D.M. in Starting January 2!   
    I agree...I am a little tired of being strong and ignoring the sweet things I used to eat.  So, I just pour another glass of water with lime and cranberry- or make a big pot of herbal tea and try to move on. I hope it will get easier to not think about food.  (It's hard when you are cooking for 5 people and they have waffles and cookies).  Then I remember the beginning of this process when the email says: "This is not hard.  It's a choice."  and I find a little more will power.
    I did make something fun and different the other day after a trip to trader Joe's:  I sliced up a small honeycrisp apple (left peel on), I put it in my iron skillet with some ghee.  Then, I threw in a whole bag of red cabbage on top, and also added a some sweet potato ribbons.  Finally, I added sliced up pieces of TJ's garlic-chicken sausage.  I let it cook at medium high, and then added a swirl of red wine vinegar.  It was DELICIOUS for lunch, dinner and breakfast the next morning.