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  1. Guadopt1997

    I’m starting Monday, January 29

    Hello, I started January 29 but had not planned to join a group this time. Then I randomly got 4 emails from Whole30 and here I am. It's my second Whole 30. Made it through the last time, but did not do the refeeding. This time around, things have been pretty easy though I went out to eat last night for the first time this round and found myself eating the brussels sprouts on my plate even though they tasted kind of sweet. I also ate the cauliflower mash, which probably had butter in it. Didn't ask. So in a way, this is day 1, but I'm not sweating it. I'd been so out of control with my eating prior to 1/29 that I'm just relieved to be eating properly again.
  2. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    No, I've only reintroduced dairy so far...
  3. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    I have not been as energetic as I was even though I'm still doing W30...I haven't felt like exercising, I've been tired most days. I reintroduced dairy on Sunday but I was already feeling more lethargic before that. One thing I noticed is the return of the sugar dragon last night. But would that happen two days later from the dairy?!? If there had been milk and cereal at home last night, I would have dived into the bowl. As it was, there were macadamia nuts and raisins and a banana with almond butter...a mini binge since I wasn't what I would call hungry. I was going to start another W30 next Monday (I still have about 35 pounds minimum to lose but would settle for 25) but now I have to go away for the weekend of 3/17 so maybe I won't. I think I'll just eat W30 but weigh myself on Mondays like I always do and if something edible that is worth it comes along, fine.
  4. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    I feel better since reading all your reports since I posted earlier today. You people have a great perspective that I am going to try to emulate. Thanks for posting and let's keep it up!
  5. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    Lost 9 pounds but only 1.5 inches off my waist, which is the only measurement I took. I had a feeling it would not be great, since my clothes are not noticeably looser, but I'm still disappointed. I'm 60 but look a little bit pregnant... I'll reintroduce garbanzos at lunch if I'm in the mood. Otherwise, I'll just wait 'til Sunday to reintroduce dairy. I hope everyone's results were more positive!
  6. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    I just thought of another positive: I did not to watch TV or read while I ate (except lunchtime at work, when I read the newspaper). This was really big for me because it's such a bad habit and I end up wanting to eat while I read or watch TV even if I'm not hungry and it's not mealtime.
  7. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    Last official day! Can't believe it! NSVs: (i) more energy! Have walked (or pedaled) 26 out of the 30 days. That is a big jump for me. (though today I am tired tired tired!) (ii) sleeping better (not sure if it's the food or the result of (i) above). (iii) no cravings for sweets. (iv) watching less TV (because cooking and post-cooking cleaning take up so much time). Better informed since I listen to NPR while I'm cooking and cleaning up. (Less time for reading too, though.) Disappointment: My clothes do not feel significantly looser, so I'm not expecting a huge weight loss...I still have a big belly though it does seem a bit smaller. Therefore: I think I'll just continue on this path instead of reintroduction: (from today's Whole 30 daily: "Many folks handle this situation intuitively—they stay on the Whole30 until something so delicious (and so worth it) crosses their path, they decide to come off for that one special item. (We like this approach.) " Sunday I'm going to an Oscar party where the hostess always serves artichoke dip. I'm not saying it's the most delicious thing in the world but I know I'll want to eat some (with veggies instead of crackers). So I'm going to do dairy that day (it has parmesan in it) and I gave her a jar of Duke's mayo (sugar free) to use for it. I'll likely also have greek yogurt. Can't wait to weigh in tomorrow.
  8. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    Or you could just postpone a day (stay on Whole30 an extra day) and then have more leeway at the bistro!
  9. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    I'd like to try those (I love the recipe for kale, almonds, and garlic) but it says to use full leaves and I get mine already cut up and washed at Trader Joe's...
  10. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    I'd suggest switching to full-fat greek yogurt...
  11. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    Oh and here's a soup/chili recipe from that other thread that sounded good: http://therealfoodrds.com/slow-cooker-white-chicken-chili/
  12. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    Hi everyone, I was lurking in another topic, the people who began one week before us. One of the moderators posted the following (in quotes below) and I thought i'd pass it along because I definitely have not been eating enough fat. And sometimes not enough protein either! Also, since we're a week away from finishing our Whole 30 (can you believe it?!?), maybe we could try sharing reintroduction plans? I was thinking of starting with PB and garbanzos. And following that up with dairy in the next round. Not sure I want to bother with bread . It can just be a slippery slope and I'm not missing it. There's a fourth one but I forget what it is. In that other topic, someone mentioned a quick reintroduction but I haven't read about that yet. I may have to travel to visit a very sick friend, so I'm not sure how the reintro is going to go. But I can see myself doing another Whole 30 starting in early March! "Do try to make each meal match the meal template. That means 1-2 palm-sized portions of protein, the length, width, and height of your palm, or if eggs are your only protein, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand; 1-2 thumb-size servings of fat, or 1/2 to a whole avocado, or a heaping handful or two of olives or coconut flakes, or 3-7 oz of full fat canned coconut milk, or a small handful of nuts or seeds -- and you should have at least one of these in addition to any fat you cook in, as much of the cooking fat stays in the pan; and then fill the plate with vegetables -- lots of vegetables. Occasionally, have some fruit if you want to, but focus on the vegetables. Most people feel best if they have a fist-sized serving of starchy vegetables each day, some do fine with less. Some people, especially those who are active, who are prone to depression or anxiety, or women who are nursing, pregnant, or in the week or leading up to their period need more."
  13. Guadopt1997

    Starting Jan. 16th!

    Shannon! Thanks so much for this! I started my Whole30 a week after these guys and have a week to go. I wonder now if I've been eating enough fat because I figured the fat I was using for the veggies and for the meat was my portion of fat! In some cases, there is noticeably fat left in the pan, not so when I cook sweet potatoes. And sometimes I have starchy veggies more than twice a day though I'm not super active. Two miles + on the treadmill or outside. Thanks to all of you who started on 1/16. The 1/23 group is not as vocal and I got some great recipe ideas!
  14. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    Still going strong. Had a dream last night that I ate a strawberry ice cream cone and I don't even like that flavor. Ice cream is one of my favorite things though. I started reading about what comes after day 30. I guess I'll experiment with peanut butter and chick peas that first day and then do the dairy experiment on the fourth day. But the suggestion in the book for dairy is ice cream, which seems a bit much. It's possible I have more energy but other than that, I'm not feeling much different, though the blouse I'm wearing today is definitely looser! OHMaryF, good planning on the dressing!
  15. Guadopt1997

    Start date 1/23/17

    This morning, for the first time, I was not really interested in my breakfast. Then I got to the melon and it was delicious. I'm trying to tackle a couple of new recipes every week but it also gets tiresome. No Tiger Blood here. I think I was much happier last week. I've had two doctors' appointments in two days and had to tell the nurses not to tell me my weight and kept my eyes closed. I was pretty tempted but decided it wouldn't tell me much since I had clothes on... I did not find today's Daily30 that encouraging. I haven't been eating all grass finished, etc. Also, I'm in the middle of "It Starts with Food" having started this program by reading the more recent "The Whole 30" book. Now I'm wondering if I want to continue on this journey post my Whole 30 because although I don't miss bread or pasta, I miss garbanzos and sometimes milk, which I hardly ever drank before this (except if a chocolate baked good was involved). Initially I started this to get myself back on track with a diet I started last February based on David Ludwig's Always Hungry book, which I followed mostly successfully for about 8 months and then started straying from. So I thought the Whole 30 would be a good way to get "clean" again, lose the weight I'd gained back in November and December, and then continue with Always Hungry. But "It starts with Food" is so down on everything that isn't in the Whole 30, now I don't know! I don't think I can do this for life. So is there any point in doing it at all? I've read that you should never try to lose weight on a program that you can't picture yourself doing for life so there's that too. Still, I want to finish this just to see.