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    Roonster got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I finished my day 30 yesterday, but I think I'm going to continue with a modified version for another 30 days. AKA, my sugar dragon is still breathing fire, but I would like to do reintro of everything else to see what I may or may not be sensitive to. The funny thing is that I feel much better in a lot of ways, and I don't really want to do reintro and risk eating something that makes me feel bloated, tired, etc.
    I considered trying to do a whole60, but I am scheduled to start travelling for work again, a lot, and I know it's too hard to do this while travelling in foreign countries. Plus, I have a weekend here and there, and I want to try local delicacies The challenge now is defining what my Food Freedom looks like. I think it will be very close to whole30, with maybe some cheese, cream or wine (assuming I'm tolerant) when I'm home. I've enjoyed these 45 days (the last 30 were straight whole30, the first two weeks I ate hidden soy and grains, oops!) and the challenges of cooking. I've come to love Mel Joulwan's recipes, and plan on using her cook books for the future.  The combo of really tasty, varied foods with actual hard books... the best!
    If anyone keeps using this thread, I'll keep checking in, at least through reintroduction! I haven't been nearly as active at posting as I wanted, but I've enjoyed reading everyone's experiences!! I am WHOLE30
     
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    Roonster got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I finished my day 30 yesterday, but I think I'm going to continue with a modified version for another 30 days. AKA, my sugar dragon is still breathing fire, but I would like to do reintro of everything else to see what I may or may not be sensitive to. The funny thing is that I feel much better in a lot of ways, and I don't really want to do reintro and risk eating something that makes me feel bloated, tired, etc.
    I considered trying to do a whole60, but I am scheduled to start travelling for work again, a lot, and I know it's too hard to do this while travelling in foreign countries. Plus, I have a weekend here and there, and I want to try local delicacies The challenge now is defining what my Food Freedom looks like. I think it will be very close to whole30, with maybe some cheese, cream or wine (assuming I'm tolerant) when I'm home. I've enjoyed these 45 days (the last 30 were straight whole30, the first two weeks I ate hidden soy and grains, oops!) and the challenges of cooking. I've come to love Mel Joulwan's recipes, and plan on using her cook books for the future.  The combo of really tasty, varied foods with actual hard books... the best!
    If anyone keeps using this thread, I'll keep checking in, at least through reintroduction! I haven't been nearly as active at posting as I wanted, but I've enjoyed reading everyone's experiences!! I am WHOLE30
     
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    Roonster got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I finished my day 30 yesterday, but I think I'm going to continue with a modified version for another 30 days. AKA, my sugar dragon is still breathing fire, but I would like to do reintro of everything else to see what I may or may not be sensitive to. The funny thing is that I feel much better in a lot of ways, and I don't really want to do reintro and risk eating something that makes me feel bloated, tired, etc.
    I considered trying to do a whole60, but I am scheduled to start travelling for work again, a lot, and I know it's too hard to do this while travelling in foreign countries. Plus, I have a weekend here and there, and I want to try local delicacies The challenge now is defining what my Food Freedom looks like. I think it will be very close to whole30, with maybe some cheese, cream or wine (assuming I'm tolerant) when I'm home. I've enjoyed these 45 days (the last 30 were straight whole30, the first two weeks I ate hidden soy and grains, oops!) and the challenges of cooking. I've come to love Mel Joulwan's recipes, and plan on using her cook books for the future.  The combo of really tasty, varied foods with actual hard books... the best!
    If anyone keeps using this thread, I'll keep checking in, at least through reintroduction! I haven't been nearly as active at posting as I wanted, but I've enjoyed reading everyone's experiences!! I am WHOLE30
     
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    Roonster got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @Kiralyn DRight now there are a bunch of bell peppers for good prices available in my local grocery store and fruit and veggie vendor, so I have been stocking up and slicing them up. I usually do a grab and go breakfast of some cold egg "muffins" (eggs, onions, greens, ground meat), bell peppers and maybe a piece of fruit or cut up strawberries. The combo of the greens in the eggs and the bell peppers gets my veggies in in the morning, and the peppers are sweet and cold enough to not be weird to me in the morning.  I've also tried it with cucumbers, carrots and cherry tomatoes to good success.
     
    @Bootsie1947 I am still having sleep problems, and I just finished day 18. Not sure what your schedule is like, but perhaps it's not completely whole30 related? I have a lot of stress at work, and I think that's a serious contributor. Plus, there's the whole don't get sleep, be tired, drink caffeine, can't go to sleep early cycle that I sometimes fall into.
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    Roonster got a reaction from suzannes in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @Let's Dooooo It! Thanks for the water reminder! I'll make that a priority. I've mixed up dehydration with hunger signals before, so it's probably that.  I'm also focusing on getting enough sleep this week, since it's very logical for my brain to crave a quick sugar pick-me-up when I'm tired.
    @Hope4Overcomers I'm not feeling any Tiger Blood either, and it's frustrating!  And I thought I'd be ahead of schedule, because I did two weeks of Whole30 before Easter as well. I went back and reread the books and the site, both of which say that Tiger Blood looks and feels different for everyone. I'm trying to count my NSVs and be grateful. For example, I used to wake up and limp around the house for a couple minutes until my feet got warmed up. It was a hold over from plantar fasciitis that I developed a couple years ago. I haven't had that problem in almost two weeks!
    Tiger blood or not, happy Day 16!!
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    Roonster got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hey all. I'm back! I've been keeping it Whole30, but I've been slammed with work, so I haven't had time to follow this forum or keep posting. I've been eating compliantly (content wise) but have found that I'm still snacking and/or eating when I'm not hungry. Any tips out there in Apr 2 land on how to help break these habits?

    In the past week I've identified a food with no brakes -- dates. I didn't think I had a sugar dragon before this, but I have been taking advantage of healthy sugars to give me a pick-me-up when I'm feeling tired, stressed or overwhelmed. Obviously, those are off the table for the rest of this whole30!
    Sierra
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    Roonster reacted to AtlantaJJ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I'm still in it!! Having a lot of fun cooking. Working out in the mornings and cooking. I'm so slow but I'm enjoying the ride!

    I'm going to go until May 15th because that is the end of my weight loss challenge here at work.
     
    Whole30 is awesome, my eczema is clearing up!! 
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    Roonster got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hey all. I'm back! I've been keeping it Whole30, but I've been slammed with work, so I haven't had time to follow this forum or keep posting. I've been eating compliantly (content wise) but have found that I'm still snacking and/or eating when I'm not hungry. Any tips out there in Apr 2 land on how to help break these habits?

    In the past week I've identified a food with no brakes -- dates. I didn't think I had a sugar dragon before this, but I have been taking advantage of healthy sugars to give me a pick-me-up when I'm feeling tired, stressed or overwhelmed. Obviously, those are off the table for the rest of this whole30!
    Sierra
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    Roonster got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Haha I've had dreams about Diet Coke and rice. Funny thing is that I didn't eat either more than occasionally before I started. The dream about diet coke was so convincing that I woke up and started planning how I was going to restart...
    This weekend I've been focusing on "getting my life in order" as I say. I cleaned on Saturday (including wiping down all my shelves and washing the floors). I live in a city with bad air quality, so things get pretty gritty and dirty regardless of what I do. I also don't have AC, so with the spring and summer coming the windows are open, which adds to the mess.
    Today I'm doing meal prep. This week we're working 14 hour days Mon-Sat, so I have to have food ready to pack and eat.  I'm turning into somewhat of a Mel Joulwan fangirl. I bought her cookbooks and am planning on making Meat and Spinach Muffins for breakfast and a variety of dishes for lunch/dinner:
    1. Best Chicken Ever ()
    2. Garlic Lime Shrimp
    3. Bora Bora Fireballs
    4. Pork Char Siu and Fried Cauliflower Rice
    I'm about to put the meats in to marinade and then head to my local store for the produce I didn't buy yesterday. Busy day ending with Church and an Italian lesson. Best of luck on week 2, all!
    -S
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    Roonster got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Haha I've had dreams about Diet Coke and rice. Funny thing is that I didn't eat either more than occasionally before I started. The dream about diet coke was so convincing that I woke up and started planning how I was going to restart...
    This weekend I've been focusing on "getting my life in order" as I say. I cleaned on Saturday (including wiping down all my shelves and washing the floors). I live in a city with bad air quality, so things get pretty gritty and dirty regardless of what I do. I also don't have AC, so with the spring and summer coming the windows are open, which adds to the mess.
    Today I'm doing meal prep. This week we're working 14 hour days Mon-Sat, so I have to have food ready to pack and eat.  I'm turning into somewhat of a Mel Joulwan fangirl. I bought her cookbooks and am planning on making Meat and Spinach Muffins for breakfast and a variety of dishes for lunch/dinner:
    1. Best Chicken Ever ()
    2. Garlic Lime Shrimp
    3. Bora Bora Fireballs
    4. Pork Char Siu and Fried Cauliflower Rice
    I'm about to put the meats in to marinade and then head to my local store for the produce I didn't buy yesterday. Busy day ending with Church and an Italian lesson. Best of luck on week 2, all!
    -S
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    Roonster got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Haha I've had dreams about Diet Coke and rice. Funny thing is that I didn't eat either more than occasionally before I started. The dream about diet coke was so convincing that I woke up and started planning how I was going to restart...
    This weekend I've been focusing on "getting my life in order" as I say. I cleaned on Saturday (including wiping down all my shelves and washing the floors). I live in a city with bad air quality, so things get pretty gritty and dirty regardless of what I do. I also don't have AC, so with the spring and summer coming the windows are open, which adds to the mess.
    Today I'm doing meal prep. This week we're working 14 hour days Mon-Sat, so I have to have food ready to pack and eat.  I'm turning into somewhat of a Mel Joulwan fangirl. I bought her cookbooks and am planning on making Meat and Spinach Muffins for breakfast and a variety of dishes for lunch/dinner:
    1. Best Chicken Ever ()
    2. Garlic Lime Shrimp
    3. Bora Bora Fireballs
    4. Pork Char Siu and Fried Cauliflower Rice
    I'm about to put the meats in to marinade and then head to my local store for the produce I didn't buy yesterday. Busy day ending with Church and an Italian lesson. Best of luck on week 2, all!
    -S
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    Roonster got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Haha I've had dreams about Diet Coke and rice. Funny thing is that I didn't eat either more than occasionally before I started. The dream about diet coke was so convincing that I woke up and started planning how I was going to restart...
    This weekend I've been focusing on "getting my life in order" as I say. I cleaned on Saturday (including wiping down all my shelves and washing the floors). I live in a city with bad air quality, so things get pretty gritty and dirty regardless of what I do. I also don't have AC, so with the spring and summer coming the windows are open, which adds to the mess.
    Today I'm doing meal prep. This week we're working 14 hour days Mon-Sat, so I have to have food ready to pack and eat.  I'm turning into somewhat of a Mel Joulwan fangirl. I bought her cookbooks and am planning on making Meat and Spinach Muffins for breakfast and a variety of dishes for lunch/dinner:
    1. Best Chicken Ever ()
    2. Garlic Lime Shrimp
    3. Bora Bora Fireballs
    4. Pork Char Siu and Fried Cauliflower Rice
    I'm about to put the meats in to marinade and then head to my local store for the produce I didn't buy yesterday. Busy day ending with Church and an Italian lesson. Best of luck on week 2, all!
    -S
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    Roonster got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Haha I've had dreams about Diet Coke and rice. Funny thing is that I didn't eat either more than occasionally before I started. The dream about diet coke was so convincing that I woke up and started planning how I was going to restart...
    This weekend I've been focusing on "getting my life in order" as I say. I cleaned on Saturday (including wiping down all my shelves and washing the floors). I live in a city with bad air quality, so things get pretty gritty and dirty regardless of what I do. I also don't have AC, so with the spring and summer coming the windows are open, which adds to the mess.
    Today I'm doing meal prep. This week we're working 14 hour days Mon-Sat, so I have to have food ready to pack and eat.  I'm turning into somewhat of a Mel Joulwan fangirl. I bought her cookbooks and am planning on making Meat and Spinach Muffins for breakfast and a variety of dishes for lunch/dinner:
    1. Best Chicken Ever ()
    2. Garlic Lime Shrimp
    3. Bora Bora Fireballs
    4. Pork Char Siu and Fried Cauliflower Rice
    I'm about to put the meats in to marinade and then head to my local store for the produce I didn't buy yesterday. Busy day ending with Church and an Italian lesson. Best of luck on week 2, all!
    -S
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    Roonster got a reaction from IcanIwill30 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Finishing up day 4, and learning new things about myself, which is always exciting and terrible. Exciting, because I like self improvement, but terrible because then I have to do something about it! Today I realized that I eat emotionally in the afternoon at work when I've been busy all day, I'm a little stressed, and I know I'm going to be working late. Around 330 or 400 PM, boom, the craving hits. Really what it is, I think, is my brain telling me it's tired and ready to go home. Not sure what to do about this, though, since going home isn't an option, and I don't want to just sub in tea or coffee. Seems like that's replacing a bad habit with a slightly less bad habit, but I'm not really changing the habit...  Not really noticing any bad symptoms except for slow and hard workouts @Dave K and @dnewc. I had a sprint workout on Wednesday where I struggled for the whole second half to jog out the sprint sessions because my legs were just... so... TIRED. I decided to take my rest day today, because I haven't been able to sleep much (not helping), and I have a lift scheduled for tomorrow. Looking forward to my workout and Friday!
     
    @mirjam.I do the same thing! Portion control is huge for me and always has been. I have a quote in my food log for this week: "If you're over weight, it's because you overeat." I've been trying to eat mindfully, but it's easy to just shovel it in and not even realize how much I've eaten. This week I'm trying to leave at least two bites of every dish at every meal. It's hard, because my parents always made us eat what we served ourselves, but it's helping me slow down and think a bit more!
    @humanitysurveyif you're hungry, eat a snack! Just don't fall into the trap I do with emotional instead of hunger eating. I purposely take less delicious snacks to work with me because I'm very likely to snack in the afternoon if I have cashews or a larabar or something nutty or fruity, but I'm less likely to eat an egg and celery.
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    Roonster got a reaction from Dkiely46 in Starting on Monday March 19th! First Timer Here   
    Hey Dan,
    Sounds like you're settling into a good routine. Just started day 5, and I am ready for this week to be over! Work has been very busy and very stressful, and I've been so grateful for the meal planning and prepping I did last weekend. I have been pretty exhausted the last couple days, but I don't know if it's whole 30 related, due to jetlag since I just returned from a work trip, due to stress at work or (most likely) a combination of all of the above. I'm looking forward to another great week next week and a good weekend coming up!
    Sierra
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    Roonster got a reaction from IcanIwill30 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Finishing up day 4, and learning new things about myself, which is always exciting and terrible. Exciting, because I like self improvement, but terrible because then I have to do something about it! Today I realized that I eat emotionally in the afternoon at work when I've been busy all day, I'm a little stressed, and I know I'm going to be working late. Around 330 or 400 PM, boom, the craving hits. Really what it is, I think, is my brain telling me it's tired and ready to go home. Not sure what to do about this, though, since going home isn't an option, and I don't want to just sub in tea or coffee. Seems like that's replacing a bad habit with a slightly less bad habit, but I'm not really changing the habit...  Not really noticing any bad symptoms except for slow and hard workouts @Dave K and @dnewc. I had a sprint workout on Wednesday where I struggled for the whole second half to jog out the sprint sessions because my legs were just... so... TIRED. I decided to take my rest day today, because I haven't been able to sleep much (not helping), and I have a lift scheduled for tomorrow. Looking forward to my workout and Friday!
     
    @mirjam.I do the same thing! Portion control is huge for me and always has been. I have a quote in my food log for this week: "If you're over weight, it's because you overeat." I've been trying to eat mindfully, but it's easy to just shovel it in and not even realize how much I've eaten. This week I'm trying to leave at least two bites of every dish at every meal. It's hard, because my parents always made us eat what we served ourselves, but it's helping me slow down and think a bit more!
    @humanitysurveyif you're hungry, eat a snack! Just don't fall into the trap I do with emotional instead of hunger eating. I purposely take less delicious snacks to work with me because I'm very likely to snack in the afternoon if I have cashews or a larabar or something nutty or fruity, but I'm less likely to eat an egg and celery.
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    Roonster got a reaction from IcanIwill30 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Finishing up day 4, and learning new things about myself, which is always exciting and terrible. Exciting, because I like self improvement, but terrible because then I have to do something about it! Today I realized that I eat emotionally in the afternoon at work when I've been busy all day, I'm a little stressed, and I know I'm going to be working late. Around 330 or 400 PM, boom, the craving hits. Really what it is, I think, is my brain telling me it's tired and ready to go home. Not sure what to do about this, though, since going home isn't an option, and I don't want to just sub in tea or coffee. Seems like that's replacing a bad habit with a slightly less bad habit, but I'm not really changing the habit...  Not really noticing any bad symptoms except for slow and hard workouts @Dave K and @dnewc. I had a sprint workout on Wednesday where I struggled for the whole second half to jog out the sprint sessions because my legs were just... so... TIRED. I decided to take my rest day today, because I haven't been able to sleep much (not helping), and I have a lift scheduled for tomorrow. Looking forward to my workout and Friday!
     
    @mirjam.I do the same thing! Portion control is huge for me and always has been. I have a quote in my food log for this week: "If you're over weight, it's because you overeat." I've been trying to eat mindfully, but it's easy to just shovel it in and not even realize how much I've eaten. This week I'm trying to leave at least two bites of every dish at every meal. It's hard, because my parents always made us eat what we served ourselves, but it's helping me slow down and think a bit more!
    @humanitysurveyif you're hungry, eat a snack! Just don't fall into the trap I do with emotional instead of hunger eating. I purposely take less delicious snacks to work with me because I'm very likely to snack in the afternoon if I have cashews or a larabar or something nutty or fruity, but I'm less likely to eat an egg and celery.
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    Roonster got a reaction from LizaQ in Sierra Eats to Live!   
    Day 13 -- Done!
    I hope everyone had a blessed and restful Holy Saturday! I spent the day getting my apartment cleaned up, and I got to go on a long run. It was an awesome day.
    Breakfast (1100): Banana, water, black tea
    Lunch (1230): Half my frittata, half an avocado, cherry tomatoes, black tea
    Workout (1730): 6 mile run, 50 min
    Post-workout (1830): Epic venison salt and pepper strip
    Dinner (2230): Mississippi roast, raw bell peppers, two oranges, two bananas with coconut butter (very dessert like, I know)
    I went to the Easter Vigil tonight which is my favorite Mass all year long. There's something about starting with the fire, having Mass at night and the way the whole story from the beginning of Genesis through the Resurrection is told that is magical and speaks to my soul.
     
    Here's a part of the Exultet, which is sung at the beginning of the Easter Vigil:
    "O truly blessed night,
    when things of heaven are wed to those of earth,
    and divine to the human.
    Therefore, O Lord,
    we pray you that this candle,
    hallowed to the honor of your name,
    may persevere undimmed,
    to overcome the darkness of this night.
    Receive it as a pleasing fragrance,
    and let it mingle with the lights of heaven.
    May this flame be found still burning
    by the Morning Star:
    the one Morning Star who never sets,
    Christ your Son,
    who, coming back from death's domain,
    has shed his peaceful light on humanity,
    and lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen."
     
    Sierra
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    Roonster got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Sweet potatoes ...   
    If cooked veggies are less preferable, try raw or very lightly cooked. You can steam sautee green beans so that they're still crunchy, but also warm and greener. Try bell peppers, baby carrots, or celery dipped in compliant ranch. I personally love cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage) but only if their roasted. Steamed or raw are pretty yucky to me, especially when they're over cooked. In this case, I'd say Google is your best friend

    The other thing you could do is try some of those tricks on parenting websites (How to get your kids to eat veggies!). Incorporate veggies into your meals. You can wilt greens into a hot soup, mix finely diced peppers and onions into scrambled eggs, mix a lot of stuff into a hearty chili. Just figure out what your main dish is and see what veggies you can cook into it!
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    Roonster got a reaction from GoJo09 in Sierra Eats to Live!   
    One other thing I wanted to do is record in here some of my entries from the Whole30 Day by Day book. I'm not going to copy the book out, but I like recording stuff, and I don't like writing in books that I think I may use again so... 
    What went well today: See above.
    What could have gone better: Also covered above.
    What I'll do tomorrow: Meal plan for this coming week including making my shopping list for Wednesday.
    Today's Extra Credit: Breakfast -- Tea with coconut milk and two HB eggs after workout
    Lunch -- Salad greens with chicken thigh, tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, two HB eggs and Moroccan dipping sauce dressing plus bell peppers.
    Dinner -- Chicken thigh, sweet potato and onion hash with some pecans and apples in it.
    Energy (4 -- very sleepy in the afternoon); Sleep Quality (4 -- slept through alarm, but didn't get enough); Cravings (4 -- craved sweets when I was sleepy).
    NSV: Less reliance on the scale; Healthy strategies to deal with cravings.

    -S
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    Roonster got a reaction from GoJo09 in Sierra Eats to Live!   
    Day 14 / Day 0
    Why did my numbering scheme change? Because I ate non-compliant food today.
    Today is Easter, and I was invited by my friend who is from Nigeria to join his friend's congregation (he is a priest) for their celebration of Easter. I was raised in a big Irish-Catholic family, and Easter has always been a big holiday for us, so it is a little lonely being so far away from home. I decided that I would rather go to this Easter celebration than be home alone, even if that meant I'd end up eating non-compliant food.
    "How is that possible? No one is forcing you to eat anything!" You're right, but it would have been very rude to refuse some of the traditional foods used to welcome guests (such as Kola nut, which is served with peanut butter). And I found out after eating it, that the sauce that was served with the Kasava was made from lentils. I did enjoy the wine all on my own.
    I've decided to continue my whole30, but only as it pertains to my taking 30 days to fix my relationship with food. Because I know that I need at least a full 30 days of eliminating potential aggravating foods from my diet before I can reintroduce them and determine my reaction, I will extend the elimination portion of my whole30 out another two week. I'm doing a whole45.
    From now on, you'll see two days labelled at the top. The first is the day I'm on mentally / emotionally. The second is the day I'm on for my elimination. So Day 15, here I come!
    Buona Pasqua
    Sierra
     
    "Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song." -- St. John Paul II
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    Roonster got a reaction from AtlantaJJ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I consider all meals just meals, so I don't really differentiate between lunch / dinner / breakfast. However, I am a big proponent of prepping at the beginning of the week as my schedule is crazy unpredictable. Most times I eat heated up food.
    For anyone looking for recipes, I'm a fan of Mel Joulwan (https://meljoulwan.com/category/recipes/whole30/). I just bought her cook book because I loved all her online recipes and wanted to support the project. Plus I'm a book person. She has a Whole30 "Meal Plan" which I look over every week and take tons of suggestions from. Really it's just a way to think ahead and prep food for the week so that it's easy to put together but doesn't limit you to eating the same thing over and over or eating something you're not feeling that night. Perfect for me, since I'm single, so I don't have to worry about anyone else eating my prepped food. Not sure how it'd work in a busy house!
    I'm done with day 2 (well, I still have to make dinner after my ASL lesson, but I have that planned). Today I was TIRED! I'm not sure if it's whole30 or just general lack of sleep and harder exercises. Probably both.
    Keep on pushing forward. We got this!
    Sierra
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    Roonster got a reaction from AtlantaJJ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I consider all meals just meals, so I don't really differentiate between lunch / dinner / breakfast. However, I am a big proponent of prepping at the beginning of the week as my schedule is crazy unpredictable. Most times I eat heated up food.
    For anyone looking for recipes, I'm a fan of Mel Joulwan (https://meljoulwan.com/category/recipes/whole30/). I just bought her cook book because I loved all her online recipes and wanted to support the project. Plus I'm a book person. She has a Whole30 "Meal Plan" which I look over every week and take tons of suggestions from. Really it's just a way to think ahead and prep food for the week so that it's easy to put together but doesn't limit you to eating the same thing over and over or eating something you're not feeling that night. Perfect for me, since I'm single, so I don't have to worry about anyone else eating my prepped food. Not sure how it'd work in a busy house!
    I'm done with day 2 (well, I still have to make dinner after my ASL lesson, but I have that planned). Today I was TIRED! I'm not sure if it's whole30 or just general lack of sleep and harder exercises. Probably both.
    Keep on pushing forward. We got this!
    Sierra
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    Roonster got a reaction from samalope in Round 3? - Let's try this again - Starting March 18   
    I had the exact same thought today as I was walking out of my office (late, as usual). Someone brought in chocolates for Easter, and they're still sitting on the counter, and I remember thinking "If it was an option, I'd eat a handful of those." And I'd never noticed or thought that it was and option to NOT eat before... Crazy!
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    Roonster reacted to Aud1 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hey LizaQ, you can still clean up your eating habits and get yourself "in the mode" even though you still need your nighttime meds. Or use the time to get a jump on meal prep. The time won't be wasted.