Oakley710

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    Oakley710 got a reaction from WandererKris in Starting April 1!   
    Mind if I join you? I plan on starting tomorrow too! I tried this back in Feb but too many life events and I couldn't keep on track.  I made it 7 days.
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    Oakley710 reacted to AmyEN in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Valentine's treats abound at my office today! - Stay strong folks!....  I'm considering it a Valentine to myself and my body - loving myself by NOT feeding myself that junk. :-) Happy Valentine's Day!
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    Oakley710 reacted to Mom2210s in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Well, a quick business trip to Las Vegas derailed this Whole 30 girl!  I was very good about planning ahead, carried my own lunch, and brought  fruit and almonds and tuna to get me past the airport food, declined all the delicious  hors d'oeurves at the cocktail reception, stood around with my bottle of Fiji water while everyone else drank wine and coctails, never once was tempted to eat anything off plan. Then I took my son and his dorm mate out for dinner. Chinese restaurant. I made good food choices, I thought, steamed sea bass with mushrooms and string beans, vegetarian stir fry, hold the tofu and baby corns, no sauces please. But once I started eating it, I realized that the dishes were prepared with sugar and soy! So since I had already blown it, I gave myself one day off and indulged a little bit, but reset the clock back to Day One this morning!
    Samnkelli, I did  read the link you posted yesterday about restarting, but I had already decided to restart. It did confirm my decision though, so thanks for the article. I am not disheartened by this, I find the plan is easy to follow, except for finding the hidden sugar, corn and soy in things. So I think I may be a Whole 30 for life kind of gal. But today it's back to square one. 
     
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from AmyEN in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Still here, and rooting you guys on!! I just can't seem to leave lol this thread has some really good information and I keep checking in
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from kelseysgotthis in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Well... This girl fell off the wagon on day 7. And that's okay because I'm eager to do this successfully again next month and I know exactly why I failed.
    I had REALLY poor eating habits before starting this. And this was really a drastic change in my diet. I was already starting to see changes in my skin and tastes as well as my belly getting smaller. But I was so tired, drained all the time. I know they say the first 2 weeks are the hardest. But I have a teething baby, and he can't have me being lazy and I can't deal with the headaches and him at the same time lol. He comes first; he needs me to be fully there. He is also my "Why" I started the Whole30, so I am determined to change! We also found out we're moving this month. Short notice but hey, that's life.
    So now, we are modifying our eating habits, making healthier choices and will ease our way into a Whole30 next month. In the 7 days though, I have learned so much. I read your stories now and I'm so sad this time didn't work but I'm learning still. Good luck to you all!!
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from AmyEN in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Still here, and rooting you guys on!! I just can't seem to leave lol this thread has some really good information and I keep checking in
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from kelseysgotthis in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Well... This girl fell off the wagon on day 7. And that's okay because I'm eager to do this successfully again next month and I know exactly why I failed.
    I had REALLY poor eating habits before starting this. And this was really a drastic change in my diet. I was already starting to see changes in my skin and tastes as well as my belly getting smaller. But I was so tired, drained all the time. I know they say the first 2 weeks are the hardest. But I have a teething baby, and he can't have me being lazy and I can't deal with the headaches and him at the same time lol. He comes first; he needs me to be fully there. He is also my "Why" I started the Whole30, so I am determined to change! We also found out we're moving this month. Short notice but hey, that's life.
    So now, we are modifying our eating habits, making healthier choices and will ease our way into a Whole30 next month. In the 7 days though, I have learned so much. I read your stories now and I'm so sad this time didn't work but I'm learning still. Good luck to you all!!
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    Oakley710 reacted to AmyEN in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Wow, yep, I couldn't imagine doing this with a baby....I'd probably be a wreck.  My kids are 4 & 7, and even so that feels like an excuse to not take this on..... life with little ones is almost always busy and stressful - to me anyway!   So - like you said- you learned so much through this and will take all that into the next go-round!  Good luck!  You got this! 
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from kelseysgotthis in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Well... This girl fell off the wagon on day 7. And that's okay because I'm eager to do this successfully again next month and I know exactly why I failed.
    I had REALLY poor eating habits before starting this. And this was really a drastic change in my diet. I was already starting to see changes in my skin and tastes as well as my belly getting smaller. But I was so tired, drained all the time. I know they say the first 2 weeks are the hardest. But I have a teething baby, and he can't have me being lazy and I can't deal with the headaches and him at the same time lol. He comes first; he needs me to be fully there. He is also my "Why" I started the Whole30, so I am determined to change! We also found out we're moving this month. Short notice but hey, that's life.
    So now, we are modifying our eating habits, making healthier choices and will ease our way into a Whole30 next month. In the 7 days though, I have learned so much. I read your stories now and I'm so sad this time didn't work but I'm learning still. Good luck to you all!!
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from kelseysgotthis in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Thank you!! This group is seriously awesome!! I hope I can find one similar for March as well. March is MY month, and I'm starting on the 1st!! Right now, we're working on balancing our meals, not snacking and as little sugar and grains as possible, but still have them occasionally. Those last 2 will be the hardest to give up and definitely calls for a transition period in our home.
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from kelseysgotthis in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Thank you!! This group is seriously awesome!! I hope I can find one similar for March as well. March is MY month, and I'm starting on the 1st!! Right now, we're working on balancing our meals, not snacking and as little sugar and grains as possible, but still have them occasionally. Those last 2 will be the hardest to give up and definitely calls for a transition period in our home.
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    Oakley710 reacted to kelseysgotthis in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    We are all rooting for you Oakley! Wishing you and your family the best with the teething baby and the move! Maybe a warm-up month where you are starting to cut sugars etc. will make it easier for you when you start the W30 again. Are you ready to commit to your next start date? You should stick with this forum if you need encouragement for gearing up to start over.
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from kelseysgotthis in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Well... This girl fell off the wagon on day 7. And that's okay because I'm eager to do this successfully again next month and I know exactly why I failed.
    I had REALLY poor eating habits before starting this. And this was really a drastic change in my diet. I was already starting to see changes in my skin and tastes as well as my belly getting smaller. But I was so tired, drained all the time. I know they say the first 2 weeks are the hardest. But I have a teething baby, and he can't have me being lazy and I can't deal with the headaches and him at the same time lol. He comes first; he needs me to be fully there. He is also my "Why" I started the Whole30, so I am determined to change! We also found out we're moving this month. Short notice but hey, that's life.
    So now, we are modifying our eating habits, making healthier choices and will ease our way into a Whole30 next month. In the 7 days though, I have learned so much. I read your stories now and I'm so sad this time didn't work but I'm learning still. Good luck to you all!!
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from kelseysgotthis in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    I am sticking to that motto... Keep it Simple.
    I am way over thinking this and making it way harder than it needs to be. I see all these fancy recipes on Pinterest and they look so good. I need to focus on foods I know are healthy and that I already like and stick to it! Simple and easy. With an 8mo old and working a full time job, I don't need to add the stress of making a gourmet meal each and every night.
    I tried making "Mexican Cole Slaw" last night... Horrible fail. This week is for sure a learning curve lol.
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from kelseysgotthis in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    I am sticking to that motto... Keep it Simple.
    I am way over thinking this and making it way harder than it needs to be. I see all these fancy recipes on Pinterest and they look so good. I need to focus on foods I know are healthy and that I already like and stick to it! Simple and easy. With an 8mo old and working a full time job, I don't need to add the stress of making a gourmet meal each and every night.
    I tried making "Mexican Cole Slaw" last night... Horrible fail. This week is for sure a learning curve lol.
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from AmyEN in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Guys... It's day 1 and I think I  may have already had my first Non Scale Victory!! ...
    I picked the PERRRRFECT avocado from the store!! That counts, right?! 
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from AmyEN in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Guys... It's day 1 and I think I  may have already had my first Non Scale Victory!! ...
    I picked the PERRRRFECT avocado from the store!! That counts, right?! 
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from AmyEN in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Guys... It's day 1 and I think I  may have already had my first Non Scale Victory!! ...
    I picked the PERRRRFECT avocado from the store!! That counts, right?! 
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from AmyEN in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Guys... It's day 1 and I think I  may have already had my first Non Scale Victory!! ...
    I picked the PERRRRFECT avocado from the store!! That counts, right?! 
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from AmyEN in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Guys... It's day 1 and I think I  may have already had my first Non Scale Victory!! ...
    I picked the PERRRRFECT avocado from the store!! That counts, right?! 
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    Oakley710 reacted to AmyEN in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Day One!  Hooray!   ..... and....in a cruel irony, I got an email from Panera this morning saying they were giving me a free bagel everyday this month - doh!  (or, dough!)  Nice try Panera - find another victim :-)
     
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from AmyEN in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Guys... It's day 1 and I think I  may have already had my first Non Scale Victory!! ...
    I picked the PERRRRFECT avocado from the store!! That counts, right?! 
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from Tokyo00hanaco in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    My TessaMae's starter pack just came in the mail!!! Let's do this!!
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    Oakley710 got a reaction from samnkelli in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!   
    Mind if I join you all? I'm gearing up for my first Whole30 as well. I'm the only one in my house doing this and could really use some support! My husband is tip toeing around the idea of joining me.... Which is my main fear. He is such a picky eater and I love trying new things.
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    Oakley710 reacted to LisaLulu in SWYPO   
    The way I understand it is that reintroduction is about seeing how you react to foods, so SWYPO would likely have a psychological response for you.  Everyone is different though. I despise pancakes and waffles. I hate larabars so much that when I used to carry them around for emergencies they would sit in my bag for months and get smooshed and then pawned off on my kids or thrown out, but get me near some bacon and I have no off switch so I have to limit it to brunches are other people's houses where my portions will be limited. If I purchase it I'll eat the whole pack. Reintroduction is for learning about what works for you.