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  1. amyjo

    The crazy things people say

    I'm exactly the same way! I went from setting my alarm at 7:15 (and hitting snooze several times) to setting my alarm for 7:00 and getting up at 7:05. And I have way more time to have a cup of coffee and talk with hubby. Definitely worth it!
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    Facial Skincare Routines?

    I've also dealt with acne--was on Accutane in college, Retin-A was definitely too drying for me. I'm having really good luck with Olay Prox Clear lately--I just use it once a day, in the morning, and then remove my makeup with Kirkland wipes at night.
  3. Yay! Congrats! I hope it's going well! For me, it was all about planning the meals--every. single. one. And then have extra food on hand (cooked chicken, hardboiled eggs, washed and prepped veggies, homemade mayo or sunshine sauce), because you'll eat even more! Drink lots and lots of water. I caved and had Tylenol because I had some pretty wicked headaches. Also, schedule LOTS of sleep! I'm on Day 27 of my first-ever whole30. I bought the book after Thanksgiving, and had never even heard of paleo before that. I'd like to lose about 70 lbs total. I can tell I've lost, and have cheated and weighed , but this is the first time I've done a plan that feels sustainable. Granted, I've also been daydreaming about what I can have on Friday, but when push comes to shove I truly think that most of the junk is just not going to sound that good. But there will be some noncompliant items, with a big focus on making sure those choices are totally worth it.
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    I would ask for some more tests--have they done an ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts? Are your fasting blood sugars normal? What's your A1C? Those tests helped me get some insight on what was happening. Although I don't have any experience trying to get pregnant--my ob/gyn said I may need a progesterone (?) shot to get things started when we're ready to start trying.
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    Scale addict - and kicking the habit

    I've been struggling with this, too. I'm on day 18, and I've stepped on the scale twice--once because hubby did it and I was curious, and the second time because I was frustrated, irritable, and needed the motivation to stick with it. I haven't kicked it completely, but once a week is a million times better than eight times a day!
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    Can I have anything at panera bread?

    The pepperoncinis have sulfites.
  7. Try Winter13--they e-mailed it to me after I surfed their website for a while but didn't order anything. I already used it, so it may not work, though!
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    Can I have anything at panera bread?

    So the canola oil is not a deal breaker, Robin?
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    PCOS Support Thread

    Thank you for this! I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2009, after a couple years of previous docs not connecting the dots with weight, body hair, high cholesterol, and other issues. I'm doing the w30 and have been struggling the past few days, and I really needed to see this.