alcazn

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    alcazn got a reaction from CCLaymon in May 1 Start - Support   
    I am starting my second round of W30 today.  My first round was in March and was successful....until the re-intro.  My goal is to have a better re-intro period this time around.  It's all about choices...
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    alcazn got a reaction from CCLaymon in May 1 Start - Support   
    I am starting my second round of W30 today.  My first round was in March and was successful....until the re-intro.  My goal is to have a better re-intro period this time around.  It's all about choices...
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    alcazn reacted to iyfe in Starting March 1st   
    Congratulations everyone. I found this thread really helpful. Even if I didn't comment , it was encouraging to read what most people were going through. I felt like I didn't pay attention to my body as much as I should have but I noticed I have more energy most days, I think my thighs lost some of the cellulite and I lost 2.9kg. I was scared I wasn't going to lose any weight because I ate a lot of fruits and nuts and skipped some meals, so I am pleasantly surprised. I am starting with the legumes for the reintroduction. I am really glad I did the whole 30 and plan to keep a lot of the lessons learned - The biggest for me was paying attention to the ingredients of things I buy. 
    It was a pleasure doing the whole30 with you all. Cheers 
     
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    alcazn got a reaction from Jenny85 in Starting March 1st   
    We did it!  I am overjoyed at being able to make it through.  I have seen many NSV's such as more energy, clearer thoughts, and (for sure) better fitting clothes.  
     
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    alcazn got a reaction from Jenny85 in Starting March 1st   
    We did it!  I am overjoyed at being able to make it through.  I have seen many NSV's such as more energy, clearer thoughts, and (for sure) better fitting clothes.  
     
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    alcazn reacted to RabbitFood in Starting March 1st   
    Hate to admit this: My round ended this weekend.  
    1. I ate a couple bites of ramen noodles (so gross!) and five pieces of tofu.  Two hours later a large zit showed up.  I don't know what triggered #don'tskipyourreintro
    2. Also, I ate frozen yogurt.  It didn't really appeal to me.  I tasted it and it wasn't that good.  Still ate the whole thing.  Re-read a chapter in FFF about slips and regrets, and have learned from the experience.  Guess what happened?  That clearer (not completely clear, but clearer) skin is breaking out and inflamed. 
    What I learned: My skin and I like eating whole, unprocessed foods.
     
    Keep up the great work March1st-ers!
     
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    alcazn reacted to appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    Wow! We are almost there
    Staying compliant has definitely become easier.  I have more energy and motivation.  I was surprised to see a HUGE difference in my anxiety and depression levels.
    In the last week I have, unfortunately had upsetting digestive reactions (as in urgent trips to the bathroom) pretty much everyday.  Any moderators or experienced members have ideas as to why that would be happening this late in the program?
    Congratulations on making it this far, everyone!
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    alcazn reacted to SugarcubeOD in Bug out bag   
    If I was in a natural disaster so bad I needed an emergency bag, I would eat whatever was in front of me to survive... 
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    alcazn reacted to SugarcubeOD in What should I have done?? Starting over.....   
    One thing to add to this conversation... if someone that is not your grandmother makes a choice to make something 'for you' that isn't your grandmother's famous cake, and they CRY when you say no thank you, do not take that on.  Seriously, that has NOTHING to do with you and everything to do with their own issues.  You can be polite, you can hug them and say how much you appreciate it and you can cut the cake, serve the cake, clean up the cake and thank the host again for making the cake but you do not need to eat the cake.  No one should ever pull crap like that to guilt you into eating, drinking, smoking, shooting anything.  EVER!  GAWWWW!  This is one of those things that get under my skin.... LIke MeadowLily, no one would ever try pulling that with me... and next time they won't with you either
    Also, cheering when someone gets bullied into the eating, drinking, smoking, shooting whatever-ing is seriously messed up... Who puts that much stock in what someone else puts in their mouth??
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    alcazn reacted to Leekeetria in Starting March 1st   
    @RabbitFood thanks for the repost...that is soooo very true! 
    i have to say that i am looking forward to my glass of wine but there isn't anything else that i'm really craving.  however, i am curious to see what happens when i reintroduce certain foods that i may want to enjoy from time to time - like some dairy (cheese and sour cream) or chips (because unfortunately my mind still associates sandwiches with chips....then again i no longer think that sandwiches should include bread so i should be able to also eliminate the correlation to chips...but we shall soon see) or non-compliant bacon.  i'm hoping my discovery is that they all make me feel like crap and i'll leave them out of my diet for good!
    and happy friday everyone ... this is our last weekend!  
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    alcazn got a reaction from RabbitFood in Starting March 1st   
    @RabbitFood and @Leekeetria - I made it....whew!  I was able to get a plain baked potato and steamed broccoli, then ate the protein that I brought from my lunch.  It was good and received well by the group.  A few of them commented that I have prompted them to make some better choices, so that was good to hear.  
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    alcazn reacted to RabbitFood in Starting March 1st   
    @alcazn If you end up eating your lunch from home, just express how excited you are for your meal and leave it at that.  No one needs to no you are doing a reset   I've found I do best by following Whole30 advice to not advertise this to family and friends and let your results speak for themselves.
    @moosegirl Interesting.  I'm not sleeping well either.  Getting 6 to 7 hours and then I'm just awake.  
    @Leekeetria Ah, good to know I'm not alone.  Can't wait to celebrate with you (from afar)!
     
    Happy Day 22!
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    alcazn reacted to Aflyingbuttress in Coffee "creamer" questizon   
    I have been slowly going through the rules. I haven't started yet. Planning for April 1, so trying to read up on as much as possible before then with very limited time. I'll check out the downloads too! Thanks!
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    alcazn reacted to jmcbn in Breakfast and Lunch Help   
    Yeah, whilst technically compliant this is really no bueno.... Have you seen the recommended template of 1-2 palm sized pieces of protein, 1-3 cups of veg (when what we really mean is FILL YOUR PLATE), and a generous serving of fat? This meal is lacking in both protein & veg, is heavy on the fat, and will set you up for a blood sugar spike, swiftly followed by a crash, and isn't really in the spirit of Whole30 as it's kind of an attempt at recreating a breakfast cereal type dish.
    Be very wary of taking ideas from Pinterest or Instagram unless they are from official Whole30 accounts - MANY recipes that claim to be Whole30 are not at all.
    Protein, fat & veggies. Three times a day. For the absolute best results.
     
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    alcazn reacted to jmcbn in Breakfast and Lunch Help   
    The left overs of what you're having for dinner?
    Seriously, there are no Whole30 'breakfast' dishes - at least none that we'd recommend... The best approach is to stop thinking in terms of breakfast, lunch, & dinner, and start thinking in terms of meals 1, 2, and 3 - so anything you'd eat for meals 2 or 3, you can eat for meal 1 as well.
    That way the world is your oyster - and yes, oysters work well too 
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    alcazn reacted to jmcbn in Coffee Creamers   
    Then rather than stressing for 30 days about finding a compliant creamer that works for you, why not let it go?
    Any food/drink that is that much of a crutch to you needs to be examined from afar for a while IMHO and your Whole30 might be the perfect opportunity.
    You don't need the coffee, you only think you do, and in fact it could be that the coffee is keeping your cortisol elevated & in turn messing with your appetite.
    Just a thought!
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    alcazn reacted to patriciablack in Easy lunch recipe   
    I just had the yummiest lunch and it was easy to put together.
     
    Last night I made the stuffed bell-peppers from the whole 30 book.
     
    Today for lunch, I reheated the beef/veggie stuffing and used it to roll
    into collard greens leaves (which I steamed for a couple of minutes to soften). 
    They were like mini burritos. 
     
    Had them with some leftover baked sweet potato with cinnamon. Yum.
     
    Hope someone out there finds this helpful. 
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    alcazn reacted to seagrey in Starting March 1st   
    It's hard to resist the sweets at times - but I've found that my sense of taste has changed and now apples taste so sweet - bananas are delicious and a few raisins or blueberries in my lunchtime  salad are a real treat. We had a pot-luck at work the other day - I made sure I brought something that I knew I could eat and resisted the treats. I found that tuna fish on Fridays helps with the no-meat days. It fills me up. I'm surprised that I'm not missing bread more - I love to bake as a hobby, my problem is that I also love to eat too much of what I bake....sigh. Hang in there folks!
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    alcazn got a reaction from RabbitFood in Starting March 1st   
    @RabbitFood and @Leekeetria - I made it....whew!  I was able to get a plain baked potato and steamed broccoli, then ate the protein that I brought from my lunch.  It was good and received well by the group.  A few of them commented that I have prompted them to make some better choices, so that was good to hear.  
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    alcazn got a reaction from RabbitFood in Starting March 1st   
    @RabbitFood and @Leekeetria - I made it....whew!  I was able to get a plain baked potato and steamed broccoli, then ate the protein that I brought from my lunch.  It was good and received well by the group.  A few of them commented that I have prompted them to make some better choices, so that was good to hear.  
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    alcazn reacted to MeadowLily in Was kombucha W30 approved in the begining 2009?   
    Bear is having a snoozefest. I'll come back when he comes out of hibernation. He does everything old school.  I forgot to add eggs up there.  We have access to farmers and ranchers, have our own beef/pork processed.  We catch our own fish and supplement with seafood. Make bonebroth by the gallons, store in individual servings for the freezer. Use it for cooking and sipping.  We don't normally cook anything with coconut milk so we don't use it.  We do have pints of canned clarified butter.
    I really, really like what you're doing.  Going back to the well.  Not doin' the mess a'round. 
    Compliant without complaint. You need to start your own group here who'd like to join you. Don't allow any whining, bawling and carrying on.   The serious suxing it UP, buttercups el groupin. It's going to be great. 
    There's Paleo and there's pretty, pretty Paleo.  It takes wisdom to know the difference.
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    alcazn got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    I wonder if there is such a thing as too many tomatoes?  It seems like I am eating tomato everything.  I like them, but I wonder if there's a limit?
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    alcazn reacted to RabbitFood in Starting March 1st   
    Good job not consuming the potentially unhealthy food!  I, too, have realized how much I eat when not hungry.  Yet, for some reason, I still want to.  I had to do tea after breakfast and lunch today to avoid the chocolate.  
     
    I'm so excited it's Day 20!  Maybe I shouldn't be counting?  It feels waaay more likely that I can complete the 30 days since there are only 10 days left.  It's just 10 days, only one weekend.  
     
    NSV that I don't really want to admit:  My husband complemented my complexion this morning!  My Whole30 goal is clear, radiant skin and I guess it's working.  I don't want to admit it though because I was counting down the days until I would choose to eat chocolate again.  Sigh.  I may have to rethink that choice and give up chocolate . . . 
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    alcazn got a reaction from RabbitFood in Starting March 1st   
    I survived.  It wasn't a pretty day, but I survived.   I was able to have baked fish at the fish fry tonight.  I planned ahead and took my own non-stick foil to put it on for the oven.  It was delish.  I hope you all had a great St. Patrick's Day!
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    alcazn got a reaction from MeadowLily in Starting March 1st   
    @MeadowLily  I definitely am not allergic, thank goodness!