TeacherFitJourneyy

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About TeacherFitJourneyy

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  1. TeacherFitJourneyy

    Starting February 11, 2019 -- Join in!

    Feeling something similar. It's not that I'm not hungry but more that I'm not having any specific cravings. That "sugar dragon" is gone so I'm comfortable eating whatever it is that I have put on my plate. Honestly, it's an awesome feeling. In general I feel lighter. Food is not controlling my day or my thoughts. It's quite freeing.
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    Starting February 11, 2019 -- Join in!

    Day 11. SO MUCH ENERGY! The energy surge arrived yesterday afternoon and of course I was locked in the house because of ice and snow outside. It's cool. I did some zumba videos, weights, squats. Ate great and on plan. Feeling amazing. No outside program cravings either. Absolutely loving this round of Whole 30. Best thing I did.
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    Starting February 11, 2019 -- Join in!

    How's everyone doing? It's day 9 for me and I'm feeling really great and it's actually at the point where it's kind of in auto pilot. I feel much more comfortable with the program this time around.
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    Starting February 11, 2019 -- Join in!

    "So, eat?" OK. To be honest here I am more referencing the fact that I'm on day five and instead of wanting to kill all the things I wanted to eat all the things. I have been working diligently over the past 8-10 months to ensure that I'm not eating out of boredom or as a means to cope with being upset for negative feelings. I've had difficult days where in the past I'd have turned to sour candy and popcorn and have trained myself to go to the gym or work on something I enjoy like designing for my wedding, journaling, Konmari method, etc. I'm proud of the first five days on my second round of Whole 30. My meals have been a great balance of veggies, protein, and healthy fats with occasional fruit as an embellishment before, during, or after a meal. As I have been doing for several months, I spent much of Sunday's afternoon shopping, prepping, and getting myself mentally ready for a week of healthy choices so that when this inevitable moment of wanting to eat all the things came around I would have options and be prepared. So, eat? Yes, I did eat! I had leftover steak and green beans with a hard-boiled egg and some olives. I waited a half hour after I ate to determine whether or not I was still hungry for more (I wasn't). I wrapped 45 pairs of flip flops in twine and sealed them with a tag displaying the shoe size. I responded to two parents emails (I am a teacher) and decided my reception dress to wear to my wedding. I ate. And I moved on. I returned to the forum to comment on the rest of my evening and how it turned out but instead I read your response and had I not done this program before and achieved success I would have possibly felt discouraged. Please, refrain from making assumptions that because "OMG I WANT TO EAT ALL THE THINGS" I am somehow not setting my plate up correctly or am reacting to something negative that happened in my day. Like you said, "the human body is not static." I posted on the forum which I created to go through highs and lows with people who are in the same place as me, to rely on and offer support, and get fresh ideas for the dinner plate. I came here for a moment of truth and a little humor. Frankly, your response rejected the notion that perhaps I was having a realistic and expected reaction to the plan but instead that somehow I did something wrong or incorrect and that is more likely the cause of my "OMG I WANT TO EAT ALL THE THINGS" moment. Shannon- I appreciate your help on these forums. I have seen your name pop up and you provide quite valuable information to people who are navigating Whole 30 for the first, seventh, or nineteenth time. But let's not forget that we are humans who sometimes deserve the benefit of the doubt.
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    Starting February 11, 2019 -- Join in!

    OMG WANT TO EAT ALL THE THINGS
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    Starting February 11, 2019 -- Join in!

    Hey everyone! I have a snow day here in New York and had a great time doing some food prepping. Had AMAZING slow cooker wings for dinner and made a breakfast casserole. Was planning to do some turkey meatballs too but that MAY have to wait until tomorrow. @LoloShoe make sure you getting enough healthy fats in your meals! Whether that means a few nuts or olives or some avocado, even cooking with olive oil helps! I actually often feel the opposite on this program, almost as if there are times when I barely need a third meal on the day! I think it's all about how you balance the plate. And also, forgive yourself. It's a huge change and we are just in the beginning of the days. @MeganSchallom I'm with you on wanting to keep it going for a while longer. My wedding is on 5/25 and don't want to go until then because I'd like to enjoy the food that I'm spending $$$$$$$$$ on! LOL! My shower is April 27 and bachelorette party the next weekend. I would love to wait until April 1 to do my reintroductions but I'm going to see how it goes until then. I may also do what you are saying..reintroduce and recommit to FOOD FREEDOM FOREVER!
  7. TeacherFitJourneyy

    Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness

    Plan is to do a reintro on the back end, yes! That was actually the hardest part for me last time so I am really hoping to take it into serious consideration this time.
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    Starting February 11, 2019 -- Join in!

    Hi all! Spent the day shopping and prepping. I love how excited I am to start up again and feel really motivated. @Lauraco I waited until the 11th (tomorrow) to start just because I needed to give myself sometime to get prepped and last week was a bit stressful for me. I was happy to have this past week and weekend to meal plan and prep. Lunches are made for the week and that is vital to my success. Thirty days will bring me to March 13 which just works out well for my timeline. I want to reintroduce by Easter. Thanks! Ana @Foodmorning yes we can definitely support each other! I did rely heavily on the forums last time and think I will need the support again. As for breakfast, don't be afraid to heat up some leftover dinner. The first time it's weird but at the end of the day food is food. If you like steak I liked it with some lettuce and strawberries for breakfast. I also love avocado in the morning! Good luck on day 1!
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    Starting February 11, 2019 -- Join in!

    Hi Everyone! I am starting my Whole 30 on Monday, February 11, 2019. I did a Whole30 about two years ago and loved the results. I am currently on Weight Watchers and have lost about 25 pounds since September but I feel myself slipping into eating some foods that Whole30 proved to me were not the best for my body and self. Looking forward to a month of recommitting to it. I am getting married in May and just want to feel my best which I did on Whole30! Here we go... Joanna
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    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    Alright all... I started a new thread for us in the REINTROS. You can find it here!! Be sure to follow so we can stay in touch. -- Jo
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    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    Will do! I'll start one in the reintros and link it here tomorrow.
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    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    DAY 30! I hope we can all continue to post here about our reintros! Thank you SO MUCH TO EVERYONE ON THIS THREAD AND ALL OF THE MODERATORS. We did it!! I posted about my Day 30 feelings and am going to continue to post as frequently as possible but didn't want to clog up the feed. If you feel like following, link is below. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.
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    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    Happy Day 30 Eve! So proud of us
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    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    @Melinaka Aww thanks!
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    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    @kellyfoss Sorry about the sneaky salsa! I am also feeling really great and was thinking about staying a little longer but I think I have successfully mapped out a preliminary plan for reintroduction that I am excited about. I have decided to stay away from alcohol for a bit longer, at least through the end of Lent. If pregnant ladies can do it for 9 months, I certainly can do it for 40 days! I am nervous about dairy and gluten. I have never had a serious issue with either that I know of, but the more I am reading about reintroductions, the more people I see who have had sensitivities. I don't want to feel sick which is maybe why I want to stay on longer. I am on Spring Break the second week of April so I am planning most reintros for that time period. When we started the whole 30 in February I was doing a good job of working out as well. I love to walk outdoors and enjoy lifting weights or using weight machines at the gym. I am not a fan of indoor cardio machines but try to use them on occasion anyways (the former Skyfit now Aaptiv app is helpful). Unfortunately, I hit a bit of a stall with the working out about day 8 or 9 when I was feeling particularly sluggish and I am finally feeling ready to jump back in. I have an absolutely CRAZY busy week coming up since I am music director of a show that goes up next weekend so I am prepping myself to get back into my walking routine on Monday, April 3. If time allows, I will do it sooner-- possibly even this afternoon (my last few hours of freedom until the show is over on Sunday the 2nd!). Hopefully the weather will warm up in the next several days! Now, to be slightly petty for a minute, I find that I am frustrated when I see people who sell shakes-which-shall-remain-nameless or fixes that last between 20 and 22 days on Facebook and other social media talk about clean eating. THIS. THIS IS CLEAN EATING. Don't get me wrong, do what works for you I truly believe that, but we have been eating seriously clean and whole for the past 26 days. I am so happy about the way I am eating, particularly the hoards of vegetables and proper plate set up. I feel like it's easy now. I know what I can eat and what I can't and it really is becoming habit. I just feel like there are so many lies out there about proper food consumption. Have I drank too much of the (sugar, gluten, dairy, & soy free) Whole30 hypothetical "cool-aid" that now I am extra aware of other food/diet fads that are just not the same? I just want to shout "NO!! GO BUY WHOLE30!!!" LOL. To me, someone who has tried IT ALL, this is the answer and this is how I need to approach food forever (which reminds me, I must buy "Food Freedom Forever" before it's all said and done!). By the way to everyone in this group...we ROCK. WE REALLY ROCK. I am so grateful for this forum and that I have a place to communicate how I am feeling and receive positive support from others in the same boat. This has been seriously helpful and you all inspire me to keep walking past that candy aisle in CVS!!!!