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  1. eatspinraverepeat

    Starting April 1!

    My family member started on the 1st. I'm looking for some ideas to give her for food to make/eat on Easter with the family. Anyone have ideas?
  2. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    Thanks, @MargretB! I am happy to hear you are feeling okay post-drinking. Car bombs are actually the one thing that I was acutely aware of as a no-go for me before my food awareness awakening of Whole30. I learned long ago that if I had an Irish Car Bomb, even if it was the only drink for the night, I would be sick as a dog the next day, if not throwing up that night. I'm so glad to hear you are not experiencing your normal hormonal bloat! NSVs keep rolling in! @rgill I'm so glad to hear the cider was not bothersome. Since I didn't reintroduce anything yesterday, I'm waiting to reintroduce wine on Monday. Here's my pseudo-scale victory. I bought a bioimpedance bodyfat analyzer (they are accurate +/- 3%) and measure my BF this morning: 21.5%. Lower than I expected. I plan to measure once a week as I work towards my goal of a 6 pack for summer. Whole30 has taught me that I am better off spacing out any anthropometric measurements (weight, BF, waist circumference). Those numbers can really mess with your mind, and it is best to give my body time to make changes so that small fluctuations over time don't hinder me mentally from achieving the big changes I know I can make if I allow for adequate time between measurements.
  3. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    I would be interested to hear how the cider turns out for you! I am probably going to have a glass of wine on Monday as my first re-intro. Summary of my W30 Day 31: NSVs, I can go through the day eating 3 square meals (no desperate cravings for snacks in the mid-morning/afternoon), clothes fit slightly better (only experienced this improvement in the last week), I am actively thinking about how foods will make me feel and aiming to fuel my body with healthy options (as opposed to fixating on how many calories I can get in or an IIFYM approach), and I am actively noting what foods make me feel less than optimal (even within what is allowed in W30). SV: lost 3 lbs!
  4. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    You guys, we did it! Successful Whole30! We all had our ups and downs, but I am so thankful to have had this supportive group to check in with on the daily. Thank you all for sticking with it. Is anyone continuing on with a W45 or W60?
  5. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    Soy can cause a lot of issues, especially in regard to disrupting your hormones (raises estrogen levels). You are best to avoid it for your pregnancy, although it is not necessarily contraindicated during pregnancy, especially if you are have been okay not eating soy for the past month. https://paleoleap.com/dangers-soy/ More scientific overview of soy: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/soy/background/hrb-20060012 You probably want to try to maintain much of the W30 principles for the next 9 months. If the conditions of W30 were good for your fertility....they are good for long-term health for mom and baby. You should definitely talk to your doctor, but I'd be really wary about adding back in too much high carb food, especially high glycemic index, and foods that could change the balance of your hormones. Yes, congrats! Let's all make sure to make it to midnight tonight! I'm not sure if I'll actually start reintroduction tomorrow. I may just keep going until something I really want comes up. I have a happy hour on Monday, and that may be the first time I reintroduce...and it will just be wine. I want to give dairy a shot, so I know if I can eat yogurt.
  6. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    I didn't feel better until my last 5 days. That's when the "tiger blood," so to speak, kicked in. I also think it was due to me making some decisions to eat smaller portions and finally getting in tune with my hunger. The good feelings will come to you soon! Nice job! Glad to have you check in. Here are some soy lecithin free options: http://ultimatechocolateblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/chocolate-bars-with-no-soy-lecithin-are.html I highly recommend Theo Chocolate, as I visited their main site in Seattle! I didn't weigh myself immediately before starting, but I do have a weight from about 6 days prior to the start. I have a distorted relationship with the scale, which is why I didn't weigh myself to start out with. I am thinking about not weighing myself after, but taking measurements at the end and keeping up with my goal to continue to lean out. When the pants I want to fit back into fit again, I will step on the scale. Curiosity might get the best of me; however, so we'll see. I am feeling good heading into Day 30. I did eat an RxBar today that did not make me feel so good...and this is actually a NSV for me. I can't remember the last time that I had a little stomach upset and thought, "Hmmm...I wonder what was in that bar that my body disliked. I need to go re-read the ingredients and pay attention to my reaction the next time I eat one of those items." My first instinct is that the dates were just too much for me and they aren't something I have eaten for this W30; however, I will have to experiment during reintroduction to see if perhaps it is the cashews that were causing issues.
  7. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    Thanks for sharing this. I read through the website and it sounds pretty interesting. Personally, I know that the structure of this would lead to weekend binging; however, I really, really dig the idea of having a "cool down" period before indulging in something. If you really, truly want it, you will still want it 4 days from now. I would like to play with that concept in the future (e.g., if I look at some treat on Monday, I'll put it on the back burner and see if I still want it Thursday or Friday, or if I want to indulge on Sunday, I'll wait until Wednesday). That looks really good. We don't have cold weather here in California, but I think I will try to make this anyways Yay for more NSVs! I really want my mom to try Whole30, because I think it will help with her arthritis in her knees. Some of it is osteoarthritis, so that will most likely not improve, but she may have some autoimmune-related inflammation in her joints, too. Working on convincing her to give it a shot! Day 29 is looking like a breeze!
  8. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    It's unreal how excited I am that we are on Day 28. I am honestly not really looking forward to eating/drinking anything, I am just ecstatic that we'll be able to say we made it!
  9. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    I think it would be a good idea to continue excluding sugar/sweets from your diet until you feel that you have control. It will be better for your health in the short-term and long-term to not include sweets...especially if you will feel out of control. You don't need the added stress from sugar/sugar-induced guilt. Same advice here: best avoid it if you're worried about your sugar dragon returning. What is 30 days more when you've already given it up for 30. I felt really good today and I'm excited that we are heading into the final stretch here. I have finally felt not hungry between meals and I'm not missing snacks at all. I have also cut out extra carbs (i.e., sweet potatoes). I will make sweet potatoes if I really feel like I need the carbs, but I stopped prepping them so they aren't as easy for me to add to my meals. I actually feel waaay better.
  10. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    Wow! Huge congratulations to you @scma
  11. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    Glad you didn't quit! I'm not sure how many of us have made it this far...the traffic on our thread has dwindled lately. But we are almost there. Today I had a true paradigm shift in regard to food, and I think I am crossing a threshold in regard to truly thinking about whether or not a food is "worth it." I have probably spent the past 8 months eating because I thought I earned it, or because I wasn't tracking, or because I was stressed, without truly asking myself if the food I was consuming was what I really needed or something I truly wanted. I was damaging my body, and now I recognize that. And I don't want to be that way anymore. I had a friend over for dinner tonight and we made a Whole30 meal, and I served her wine and also shared the wine with my roommate. I didn't partake...and guess what? I had fun, and I feel good and I have proved to myself that I don't have to drink with friends to be social with them. I am feeling the NSVs this week! I doubt I will have a SV, so I need to relish in the NSVs Hope everyone had a good weekend!
  12. eatspinraverepeat

    Olive Oil and Oily Skin/Breakouts?

    I may look into this and consider doing an elimination of olive oil with my next round of W30. Thank you for the insight here. This is a great idea!
  13. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    @MargretB That banana scramble sounds interesting. I've never heard of it before. I made a goal to cook one new recipe a week, and that might be the one I try for this week. Sorry you are shoveling snow this weekend! I honestly have no idea what that would be like, but it doesn't sound pleasant (or warm!). I'm right there with you regarding reminding myself that this doesn't really end on Friday...we still have to take the time to reintroduce properly to make this all worth it.
  14. eatspinraverepeat

    February 15th--Let's Do This

    Ran 4 miles this morning for the start of my half-marathon training! Woot! Is everyone else getting to enjoy some nice weather this weekend?
  15. eatspinraverepeat

    Olive Oil and Oily Skin/Breakouts?

    Bump! Would love to get others feedback on this.