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    Leanmama got a reaction from missusmneill in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hello everyone! It is wonderful to see that we are doing our best to stay on track. I have been doing well so far. I feel so much better overall. My energy levels are way better. Prior to starting, I was exhausted all the time. Today, I went to a restaurant with my hubby and youngest son. I did not even look at the off-plan stuff (cocktails, bread, dessert, etc.) I did not want it at all. Instead, I had some steamed crawfish and vegetables, water to drink.
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    Leanmama got a reaction from missusmneill in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hello everyone! It is wonderful to see that we are doing our best to stay on track. I have been doing well so far. I feel so much better overall. My energy levels are way better. Prior to starting, I was exhausted all the time. Today, I went to a restaurant with my hubby and youngest son. I did not even look at the off-plan stuff (cocktails, bread, dessert, etc.) I did not want it at all. Instead, I had some steamed crawfish and vegetables, water to drink.
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    Leanmama got a reaction from missusmneill in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hello everyone! It is wonderful to see that we are doing our best to stay on track. I have been doing well so far. I feel so much better overall. My energy levels are way better. Prior to starting, I was exhausted all the time. Today, I went to a restaurant with my hubby and youngest son. I did not even look at the off-plan stuff (cocktails, bread, dessert, etc.) I did not want it at all. Instead, I had some steamed crawfish and vegetables, water to drink.
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    Leanmama reacted to kellyfoss in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hey guys! I'm behind on posting but I also started my first W30 on Monday, 2/27. So I'm on Day 4 right now as well. Going good so far, it's actually not as hard as I expected...? I'm almost afraid to jinx myself by saying that, haha. Although the constant cooking and dish-washing (don't have a dishwasher... fail) is very new to me. But I'm a natural planner and it's somewhat nice to just make a list each week, know what I need to get done, work in the kitchen a couple hours a day, and of course eat delicious, healthy food! Good luck to everyone.
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    Leanmama reacted to TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Tonight was my first big restaurant test.  My boyfriend and I took his parents out to dinner and being a Friday during Lent we chose a seafood restaurant.  I had looked at the recipe ahead of time and I knew what I was going to order going in which was great!  The hardest part was when the bread was placed on the table, but I had a good meal consisting of a steamed lobster, baked potato, and spinach and a couple of oysters.  I am proud of myself.  That was hard but I did it and I am still feeling like I can do this.  
    Next up is a busy weekend so I will actually have to do some food prep tomorrow morning and then for the rest of the week on Monday afternoon.  Good luck to everyone this weekend!!  We are doing it! just keep swimming....
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    Leanmama reacted to Jrnld in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    What I'm hoping to get out of this month is a general improvement in my health, but specifically help with ongoing skin issues, joint pain and crappy sleep patterns.  I'm a pastry chef and have everyday access to all the things that are horrible health wise, so I'm probably going to be taking a long hard look at what I do for a living too.  I'm off today, but am dreading my full 12 hour workdays ahead - I may have to take drastic measures to not "quality control" the products.  Wish me luck...
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    Leanmama reacted to mandab17 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hey y'all! I'm Amanda! 
    I started today, and I'm really excited about this program. I bought the book on Saturday, and prepped last night. I love to cook, but I haven't done much of it lately because life is so hectic right now. But being in the kitchen, prepping my food for today made me very excited to get started on this program.
    I'm doing this program for several reasons. The first is that I'm getting married in July, and I want to look and feel my best for that! However, and most importantly, I have spent the last 10 years gaining weight and feeling blah, and it's only getting worse. I don't sleep well at night, I'm always exhausted, and I have a couple of skin conditions that are getting worse despite the fact that I'm on medication for them. I also have General Anxiety Disorder, which I am also on medication for as well. I'm tired of being tired, of not feeling good, and of being on medication. It's obvious my body needs a reset, and I'm excited to see what happens in the next month!
    I've never been good at sticking with other "diets" or lifestyle changes before, but I'm determined to this time. I also know that I'm going to need a lot of support, especially since I'm doing this on my own. 
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    Leanmama reacted to eblanchardcf in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    My name is Erik, and I'm from Iowa.  My wife and I have 4 kids.  I'm the only one that is doing this 100%.  This will be my 1st Whole30.  I do most of the cooking so they'll eat what I make for dinner.  I have all my dinners planned out for the 30 days and can post some ideas if that would be of any help.  Take it one day at a time!
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    Leanmama reacted to Corey29 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hi everyone, I'm Corey. Today is my first day on the Whole30 as well. I wanted to wish everyone the best of luck and remember, it's only 30 days! We can do it!
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    Leanmama reacted to Meg Ben in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Today is my Day 1 also! I made a bunch of things ahead for this week. Ive always meal prepped my lunches on Sunday, so I did that, but made it Whole 30 compliant. Glad other people are starting today with me.  
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    Leanmama reacted to SherriG2017 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Started today and ready.
    Prepped last night, just have to stay on top of it.
     
    Very excited to lose the Sugar Dragon this month!
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    Leanmama reacted to BajaChick in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    I started yesterday, 2/26. I'm feeding the same foods to my husband and he's trying to be a trooper. We have always eaten lots of veggies so he likes that part. I think he misses snacking; chips, trail mix and other no-brakes foods.
    Two things I miss: half & half in my coffee and vanilla protein powder smoothie after my workout. I spent a small fortune on groceries and a few tools (food processor, immersion blender) and am financially committed as well as mentally. 
    I would love to keep in touch with people on the same timeline. I've already had a rumbley tummy this morning. I'm not sure I can face the hard boiled eggs for breakfast and my protein salad for lunch isn't sounding great either. I made some bars, cashews, coconut, dates and nut butter. They're really really good but I know they will only feed my snacking/sugar habit. My very thoughtfully packed lunch includes protein salad, apples & grapes and berries and hard boiled eggs for breakfast if I can face it. 
    I know I'm doing the right thing, it just makes me cranky today. Snow for the morning commute doesn't help but I'm trying to be positive!
    Dinner tonight is slow-cooker pork Mexican tacos in lettuce wraps. I made a giant batch over the weekend to avoid the "what's for dinner?" conundrum. Any good ideas for dinner are welcome!
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    Leanmama reacted to TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
     
    Hey all! I'm Jo and I'm in White Plains, NY.  I am doing this for a few reasons.  This past summer I started to have some random swelling issues.  My hand, arm, armpit, feet.  It was random and would last two to three days.  It was as if my body was reacting to an infection but minus the infection.  I started feeling sluggish and gained about 20 pounds while actively dieting and exercising (no joke--I was really pushing myself and just gained weight).  Turns out I have Hashimoto's, or low acting thyroid function, and that explained the tiredness and weight.  I'm happy to be on medication to help with this now but the random swelling has persisted, albeit not as frequently.  I'm hoping that the Whole30 will help me to find the source of the swelling, and if it actually has anything to do with food at all!  I'm a teacher so packing lunch for me is totally normal, and I'm excited to do more cooking for dinner.  In addition, I have a serious "SUGAR DRAGON" that needs to be controlled and I'm hopeful that Whole30 will be the answer.  Really looking forward to this process and being in touch with all of you!
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    Leanmama reacted to jesskb in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    I've also just started my first whole30 today. Nice to know there are other people out there with the same start date 
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    Leanmama reacted to capeTownGal in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    I'm starting today too, eek! Looking forward to it, excited and a bit nervous about the events I have happening this month and travelling, but I will tackle those when I get there! Fun to have so many people from all over the world starting today! Looking forward to doing this together!
    What are you guys hoping to get out of this? I guess knowing the 'why' will help us to keep ourselves on track! For me, my husband and I have been struggling to have a baby for the last few years and while we're approaching that from other angles too, I've been thinking why not try something natural too and help my body to get itself sorted out again.
    Just had my spinach fritata for breakfast and it was yummy, although huge, my husband and I couldn't finish it!
    Good luck everyone!
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    Leanmama reacted to Phlypo in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hi everyone,
    I'm starting today too. I think my biggest struggle will not be having milk with my tea. It's my comfort drink and I'm not sure what to replace it with or if I should just not try to replace it. 
    I'm in Melbourne Australia and am excited for us to be going on this journey together :-)
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    Leanmama reacted to Jrnld in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hi everyone!  My first Whole30 ever -  kind of nervous and excited at the same time but really, really happy there's a group of us starting together.   Where is everybody from?  I'm in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. 
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    Leanmama reacted to Erikaws in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hello everyone! I'm starting my 1st Whole 30 tomorrow as well! Looking forward to helping each other through the next month. :-)  
    I just cooked up some lemon rosemary chicken and butternut squash soup so I'm prepared for lunches for the next few days.
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    Leanmama reacted to Melinaka in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hi Everyone, 
    I'm starting tomorrow too. I'm so glad there's so many of us beginning together. I really need the support! 
    I did a Whole 30 about a year ago. Back then it was to figure out allergens. This time I too have had major life changes affecting my health and fitness. In October I had an injury that has kept me from exercising like I used to. Now I need to lose weight AND quit all the bad eating habits I've accumulated and get back on track. 
    I'm much more excited to get started now that I've found a great group. I don't think I would've stayed motivated on my own. 
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    Leanmama reacted to pencan in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Also starting tomorrow. Looking forward to it and glad to have others to share with/ learn from along the way. 
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    Leanmama reacted to Vanki594 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hi all!
    I'm excited to see others starting the same time. I think this will help me along the way. Good luck to all on day one tomorrow. Go us!
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    Leanmama got a reaction from Melinaka in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hello everyone! I hope your day is going well. I am new to the Whole 30 program, but not new to living and eating healthy.
    Honestly, I am nervous about starting tomorrow. I have tried so many times to get my health back and lose this extra weight. Permanent injuries prevent me from exercising the way I used to, in particular using weights which I love. It is a gradual process, but I am learning to be satisfied with what my body can do for now - a.k.a. walking.
    I am happy to have found this forum. I look forward to encouraging one another and sharing our successes along the way. Thank you for having me. 
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    Leanmama got a reaction from Melinaka in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hello everyone! I hope your day is going well. I am new to the Whole 30 program, but not new to living and eating healthy.
    Honestly, I am nervous about starting tomorrow. I have tried so many times to get my health back and lose this extra weight. Permanent injuries prevent me from exercising the way I used to, in particular using weights which I love. It is a gradual process, but I am learning to be satisfied with what my body can do for now - a.k.a. walking.
    I am happy to have found this forum. I look forward to encouraging one another and sharing our successes along the way. Thank you for having me. 
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    Leanmama got a reaction from Melinaka in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hello everyone! I hope your day is going well. I am new to the Whole 30 program, but not new to living and eating healthy.
    Honestly, I am nervous about starting tomorrow. I have tried so many times to get my health back and lose this extra weight. Permanent injuries prevent me from exercising the way I used to, in particular using weights which I love. It is a gradual process, but I am learning to be satisfied with what my body can do for now - a.k.a. walking.
    I am happy to have found this forum. I look forward to encouraging one another and sharing our successes along the way. Thank you for having me. 
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    Leanmama got a reaction from Melinaka in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hello everyone! I hope your day is going well. I am new to the Whole 30 program, but not new to living and eating healthy.
    Honestly, I am nervous about starting tomorrow. I have tried so many times to get my health back and lose this extra weight. Permanent injuries prevent me from exercising the way I used to, in particular using weights which I love. It is a gradual process, but I am learning to be satisfied with what my body can do for now - a.k.a. walking.
    I am happy to have found this forum. I look forward to encouraging one another and sharing our successes along the way. Thank you for having me.