Jenny85

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    Jenny85 got a reaction from Leekeetria in Starting March 1st   
    So my scale told me - 5,6 kg! Including my first two week attempt in February I lost since the end of january approximately 12 kg! That's amazing. A lot of people give me compliments and my dad was shocked when I posted a sportspicture today. ( he hasn't seen me since January ) that is really great! I love how thin my face looks now and how fresh my skin is. A big plus is also that I had no pms and no pain during my mens. Absolutely amazing!
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    Jenny85 reacted to moosegirl in Starting March 1st   
    I weighed myself today! I didn't do it for weight loss, I actually ate more during my Whole30 than I usually do but my weight stayed exactly the same to the decimal point. I just thought that was interesting. 
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    Jenny85 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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    Jenny85 reacted to Mountain Girl in Starting March 1st   
    @neelyerin curried shepherd's pie sounds delish! Recipe?
    @moosegirl I <3 leftovers! Except seafood...doesn't keep well. Otherwise leftovers keep me from cooking and doing dishes....again!  
     
    Day 31. Down 12 lbs.  four nights straight without Zantac and now reflux! Woohoo
    i feel so good. Added stevia to my coffee and had wine with dinner. Otherwise I don't crave anything so I am taking the long reintro route and waiting until something is worth it. Feel too good to change anything else now. 
     
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    Jenny85 reacted to alcazn 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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    Jenny85 reacted to Contradiction 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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    Jenny85 reacted to hchc in Starting March 1st   
    Happy day 30!  Wow, what seemed so onerous the week before day one, has somehow turned into an easy, and enjoyable weekly meal planning event.  Throughout the month I have been wishing it was summer in Canada so I could be gathering the increased veggies from my garden.  Store bought is just not the same some times.  I have signed up with a local CSA as my garden is small and holds limited veggies.  Looking forward to the up coming months of finding a happy mix of Whole30 and wine.....  Congratulations to all of those who not only finished the Whole30 but even took the time to sign up and try it.  I am starting my reintroduction tomorrow with gluten free pasta and tomato meat sauce, with a nice light red.  Thank you to all of you who posted and got me through those tough days.  

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    Jenny85 got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    Jep I also found out that my bloated stomach refers to garlic. I love garlic but it seems like my body doesn't . But tomorrow is day 30! Yay! So weighing on day 31 - Friday I will celebrate day 30 with swimming in the morning, Nordic walking in the afternoon and horseback riding in the evening. What are your plans?
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    Jenny85 got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    Jep I also found out that my bloated stomach refers to garlic. I love garlic but it seems like my body doesn't . But tomorrow is day 30! Yay! So weighing on day 31 - Friday I will celebrate day 30 with swimming in the morning, Nordic walking in the afternoon and horseback riding in the evening. What are your plans?
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    Jenny85 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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    Jenny85 reacted to neelyerin in Starting March 1st   
    I am new to the thread, but started March 1st as well!  My husband and I are doing the program together and are absolutely loving it.  Before Whole30, he was the cook and I tried hard to steer clear of that responsibility (often volunteering for dish duty).  Since we started however, I have loved cooking!  We have found the most delicious new recipes (Curried shepards pie, gumbo, chili, chicken pad thai), and found that cooking together has been such a treat.  We now sit down for a full breakfast and cup of coffee together before each running off to our busy work days.  Around lunch (which is usually left-overs) we often send each other a message commenting on how yummy our lunch is.  Dinner is my favorite.  We turn the music up, and find ourselves singing and dancing our way around the kitchen.  We are seeing so many victories everyday and since we started out Whole30 with my personal label of "chubby but happy", I know we are losing weight.  I've nicknamed my husband "the disappearing man", and I'm seeing benefits too.  My skin is clearer than its ever been, my clothes are fitting better, no more headaches, and my energy is through the roof.  We aren't going to start the reintroduction process until after 90 days.  I have autoimmune issues, and have read that a longer "elimination" time would be beneficial.  My husband is happy to continue with the strict rules too since he is feeling so great! 
    Even though I've never posted on this thread before, it has been a wonderful resource to me on this journey.  I have loved reading about shared experiences and gaining the advice of others.  Keep up the good work, everyone!
     
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    Jenny85 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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    Jenny85 reacted to hchc in Starting March 1st   
    Well,  I made it through the last weekend outing with no waver to my determination.  Saturday evening was a gathering of approximately thirty people at a pub.  Lots of wine, beer and nacho's greeted me as I entered the establishment.  The group consists of a people I normally see throughout the summer when we congregate at a local lake.  There is always, an abundance of both food and alcohol.  This is the first time I have ever socialized with these people and abstained from wine, and ordered a plan appropriate meal.  I have mentioned that my partner has been a strength for me during this.  He joined for the experience and support.  He has never made any changes to his French Canadian bread and cheese heavy diet in the past.  He has been doing very well, considering this was not his idea in the start.  He did however give in to the call of beer at the function.  Despite his waver, to which I hold no resentment, I felt no pull to step out of the plan.  The people at the gathering were very supportive.  No bugging me about not drinking or my salad order in pub setting.  The question that was most asked of me was what I would eat when I was finished.  I found it hard to answer because I have no strong cravings for any one thing.  I find I am more interested in searching out good quality foods to eat that I would be willing to spend a bit more money on for treats but those are not necessarily pastry and ice cream.  Not everything has changed though, I am certainly going to open a nice bottle of red.   
    @SPeffer As for my InstantPot.  I used my slow cooker often so switching to the pressure cooker was easy.  My planning has changed because it takes less time, I like the results so far.  I have even taken it on field trips to a friends cottage.  I purchased the larger pot to use in canning this fall.  One draw back I found before I was in the plan.  I used it for rice but it would sometimes conflict my dinner choice if it was also a pressure cooker recipe.  I have cooked wild meat in it as well as tougher cuts of meat and found everything to come out juicy and tender.  A rosemary chicken recipe in nom nom paleo has become a favourite.  The gravy is delightful.
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    Jenny85 reacted to SugarcubeOD in Starting March 1st   
    Okay that's good you have a re-intro plan.  Don't forget to re-intro soy and other grains you may run into... rice, (rice noodles??), oats, barley etc... 
    Is there never a chance you might want to have ice cream?  Or a burger with a bun?  Not necessarily just on mission but in general.  LIke I said, these don't have to be daily things but when something comes up that's worth it (brownies homemade by a bestie for your birthday) you should probably know how that's going to go down... and this is the best opportunity to do it
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    Jenny85 reacted to SugarcubeOD in Starting March 1st   
    If you are going back to Afghanistan, you REALLY need to do reintroductions.  Don't you want to know if dairy gives you gas or a headache or is totally fine?  Shouldn't you know you can eat a bit of bread once a week but anymore and you're achey and uncomfortable?  The whole idea of Whole30 is that you DO the introductions so that you know how your body reacts to certain foods... you don't have to add them back in after re-intros if you don't want to, but you should take the opportunity of a clean and happy gut to do the rest of the experiment so that you are armed with knowledge, especially if you're going to be away from home.
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    Jenny85 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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    Jenny85 reacted to RabbitFood in Starting March 1st   
    Just in case anyone else on this thread is where I am, I read this post from a moderator in another thread:
    " . . . giving in to the cravings never diminishes the stress. . . "
    Thought I'd share since we're in the last week and cravings can get strong.  
     
    . . . . And I'm over here, stressing about work, thinking about going back to my comfort drug (chocolate).  
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    Jenny85 got a reaction from Leekeetria in Starting March 1st   
    Thanks kirkor! The thing is that I will do the next Whole30 just the next day. I don't wanz to introduce any of the Food I eliminated the last days. I feel good with what I eat now. Why should I change it despite a dessert now and then?
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    Jenny85 got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    It was weird. The sugar smell in the Cinema made feel like I have to throw up every minute. So disgusting sweet. I brought some cold green tea with me that helped me get over the feeling. Afterwards we went to a restaurant and I had a very delicious lamb kebab with fresh salad. Yummy. 
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    Jenny85 got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    Day 18 for me already! Yesterday I felt a bit bloated. But I made the best Whole30 sheperds pie ever in the evening! Amazing how much I enjoy my healthy food now. Today I have a date. We go to the movies. A new experience - movies without popcorn.....
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    Jenny85 got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    It was weird. The sugar smell in the Cinema made feel like I have to throw up every minute. So disgusting sweet. I brought some cold green tea with me that helped me get over the feeling. Afterwards we went to a restaurant and I had a very delicious lamb kebab with fresh salad. Yummy. 
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    Jenny85 got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    Day 18 for me already! Yesterday I felt a bit bloated. But I made the best Whole30 sheperds pie ever in the evening! Amazing how much I enjoy my healthy food now. Today I have a date. We go to the movies. A new experience - movies without popcorn.....
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    Jenny85 got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    It was weird. The sugar smell in the Cinema made feel like I have to throw up every minute. So disgusting sweet. I brought some cold green tea with me that helped me get over the feeling. Afterwards we went to a restaurant and I had a very delicious lamb kebab with fresh salad. Yummy. 
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    Jenny85 got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    Day 18 for me already! Yesterday I felt a bit bloated. But I made the best Whole30 sheperds pie ever in the evening! Amazing how much I enjoy my healthy food now. Today I have a date. We go to the movies. A new experience - movies without popcorn.....
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    Jenny85 reacted to KnykytaS in Starting March 1st   
    Day 17 Wahoo!! 
    Well I keep hoping I'll wake up with some tigers blood but that hasn't happened yet. I have noticed my knees don't hurt unless I'm like constantly getting up and down and my face is thinner. I don't really have cravings anymore and if I do they don't last long. I'm fairly satisfied with my three meals a day just hating all the dishes (no dishwasher). 
    All in all I'm still thrilled with my results and enjoy eating healthy. None of my meals are ever boring.