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    Contradiction got a reaction from neelyerin in Starting March 1st   
    Day 30!!!!  I got a very pleasant surprise this morning when my 2 coworkers who have done Whole30 before and encouraged me and gave me lots of advice on it surprised me by letting the rest of the office know and brought in compliant food to celebrate.  Definitely good to get that kind of encouragement and postive reinforcement.  3 people in my department have done it in the past and one of them has convinced myself and 4 other people to try it as well.  
     
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    Contradiction got a reaction from neelyerin in Starting March 1st   
    Day 30!!!!  I got a very pleasant surprise this morning when my 2 coworkers who have done Whole30 before and encouraged me and gave me lots of advice on it surprised me by letting the rest of the office know and brought in compliant food to celebrate.  Definitely good to get that kind of encouragement and postive reinforcement.  3 people in my department have done it in the past and one of them has convinced myself and 4 other people to try it as well.  
     
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    Contradiction got a reaction from neelyerin in Starting March 1st   
    Day 30!!!!  I got a very pleasant surprise this morning when my 2 coworkers who have done Whole30 before and encouraged me and gave me lots of advice on it surprised me by letting the rest of the office know and brought in compliant food to celebrate.  Definitely good to get that kind of encouragement and postive reinforcement.  3 people in my department have done it in the past and one of them has convinced myself and 4 other people to try it as well.  
     
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    Contradiction got a reaction from neelyerin in Starting March 1st   
    Day 30!!!!  I got a very pleasant surprise this morning when my 2 coworkers who have done Whole30 before and encouraged me and gave me lots of advice on it surprised me by letting the rest of the office know and brought in compliant food to celebrate.  Definitely good to get that kind of encouragement and postive reinforcement.  3 people in my department have done it in the past and one of them has convinced myself and 4 other people to try it as well.  
     
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    Contradiction got a reaction from neelyerin in Starting March 1st   
    Day 30!!!!  I got a very pleasant surprise this morning when my 2 coworkers who have done Whole30 before and encouraged me and gave me lots of advice on it surprised me by letting the rest of the office know and brought in compliant food to celebrate.  Definitely good to get that kind of encouragement and postive reinforcement.  3 people in my department have done it in the past and one of them has convinced myself and 4 other people to try it as well.  
     
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    Contradiction got a reaction from neelyerin in Starting March 1st   
    Day 30!!!!  I got a very pleasant surprise this morning when my 2 coworkers who have done Whole30 before and encouraged me and gave me lots of advice on it surprised me by letting the rest of the office know and brought in compliant food to celebrate.  Definitely good to get that kind of encouragement and postive reinforcement.  3 people in my department have done it in the past and one of them has convinced myself and 4 other people to try it as well.  
     
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    Contradiction reacted to KimberlyW in Starting March 1st   
    Hi All,
    Last year on April 4 I started whole30. It was a great success, but certainly not easy at first. I must say since that time I have cooked more this past year than I have the last 20 years!  I stayed on and basically did a whole120. I never got the huge burst of energy that everyone talked about during the first 30 days, but my family mentioned that I seemed to have extra spunk in my step, in addition, I would always be moving rather than sitting down at night after work. I guess it did work, but I did not realize it right away as it was a slow change for me.  So to all of you newbies, pay close attention, as there are good things happening as you struggle through the cravings, the tiredness of thinking and planning food all the time, just understand that sometimes you don't notice it right away, but it is helping you and you will feel better.    In addition to feeling better, and increasing my energy, over the course of 6 months I lost 40 lbs.  I know this program is not meant for weight loss, but I did help me tremendously.  I still have much to loose and frankly I have hit a plateau (for quite awhile) and I started to take things for granted ... this is when I started to let myself cheat. I had moved to paleo and still felt great, but there were times when I would be like,,, it is no big deal.  Clearly my hitting the plateau and feeling stuck for so long impacted how I have been eating lately. I would say I have been whole30 95% of the time. But let me tell you, that 5% of not doing it really messed with my mind.  I don't want to fall back into my old habits!   I liked myself much more (I know that sounds crazy), while doing whole30. So, I made the commitment to myself to start over again with this group on March 1 to reset my body, as well as my mind.  Also, having a group going through the same struggles really is helpful, at least it was for me! So, looking forward to reading your posts, hearing about your struggles as well as your triumphs!
     
     
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    Contradiction got a reaction from Liz1923 in Starting March 1st   
    Talk about being thrown into the fire today!   Of course on my first day they did a big "pot luck" lunch at work with BBQ pulled pork, cake, desert bars, and everything else under the sun.  

    I got by thanks in part to some coworkers who have done/are doing w30 right now so one of them brought a compliant salad and another had roasted vegetables.  

    It was a good test, but probably not the one I wanted to face on day 1!
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    Contradiction got a reaction from Liz1923 in Starting March 1st   
    Talk about being thrown into the fire today!   Of course on my first day they did a big "pot luck" lunch at work with BBQ pulled pork, cake, desert bars, and everything else under the sun.  

    I got by thanks in part to some coworkers who have done/are doing w30 right now so one of them brought a compliant salad and another had roasted vegetables.  

    It was a good test, but probably not the one I wanted to face on day 1!
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    Contradiction got a reaction from kirstenmichelle in Starting March 1st   
    Here for day 1!  First time I'm doing this and I'm a bit overwhelmed but I'll make it work.  Skimmed the books enough to understand what I need to do and I'll keep reading this week to get more acclimated. 

    It wasn't entirely my intent to do this for Lent, but as a lapsed Catholic I'm finding it amusing that I'm falling in line for it this year with by far the most challenging penance for Lent I've ever done.  Most years I say that I'm giving up Lent for Lent!