Leekeetria

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  1. Leekeetria

    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!
  2. Leekeetria

    Starting March 1st

    @RabbitFood oh i still want to eat, but now i know it's just me wanting to eat and not my body really needing to eat. i am counting down as well, but really because i told myself that i was going to do it and it looks like that is exactly what's going to happen. i am going to celebrate making it to the finish line (which will probably include a glass of wine) , but also celebrate my new outlook on food. like most, i've tried every single diet and eating plan that is out there, but i'm happy to have finally found one that i know works for me and that can be long term! @Poetry Saves i can relate a bit. i'm pretty sensitive so i wouldn't say i have tough skin, but i've actually gotten a kick out of telling people what i'm doing and hearing the "oh there is no way i could give up bread...sugar...alcohol for 30 days"...to which i reply once you see how your body feels without it, you might rethink that statement. so my friends/family aren't my problem ... my issue is when i dine out. sometimes the servers act like i'm inconveniencing them by asking for food that i'm paying for to be cooked in a special way. maybe they get push back from the cooks, who knows. i've been fortunate in that most of my servers have been very understanding...but this weekend at red robin that was not the case...LOL. @alcazn you can do it! i believe they have a few options that you can choose from...glad you brought your lunch so you're prepared either way. my office is having a breakfast and an international pot luck all on april 5th. after we're done, but way too soon to just eat everything in sight LOL. so i've already decided what i will/won't be eating at the breakfast and i will not be eating at the potluck, but i'm still going to contribute a dessert (but it will probably be store bought ). @moosegirl sorry to hear you're still waking up every single night. i'm not at all trying to rub it in, but this has been the most consecutive peaceful/restful nights of sleep i've ever gotten in my entire life! and i feel like this is the most normal my digestive system has ever been. what do you usually eat? maybe it's not the veggies, but the protein or fat? i've learned that my body doesn't really like red meat...specifically steak or maybe certain kinds of steak...because afterwards i feel bloated and i get a raging headache.
  3. Leekeetria

    Starting March 1st

    @angledge i made the butter chicken...but i have to say it looked a bit more delicious than it turned out to be. i don't know if i used the coconut milk with less fat or what, but it wasn't what i expected. nevertheless, i made it so i'm eating it! i am definitely not letting it go to waste! i am excited to try the shephard's pie and the salmon cakes...hopefully i have better luck with those since most have commented that they are really good! @Jenny85 - good for making it thru the movie with no popcorn! @appalachiangiraffe i'm with you ... i've turned down a few movie invites. while i was prepared with nuts and tea, i didn't know if i was really going to be able to resist. thank goodness the bf bought tickets for the wrong movie theater and our theater was already sold out. crisis averted. this plan has opened my eyes to how much we eat/snack even when we're not hungry and that it's not that difficult to say no to things you think you're addicted to! i went to red robin and resisted fries, a friend's birthday party and resisted cake, tons of other sweets, alcohol and even pizza! had i not been on this eating plan, i would've eaten it all...and had nothing to show for it except a bigger waistline!
  4. Leekeetria

    Starting March 1st

    @Mountain Girl as alcazn said CONGRATULATIONS! a half marathon (and maybe a full) is on my bucket list but i haven't made much progress in that area yet. and thanks for the book recommendation...i am definitely going to check that out. i'm definitely no fitness expert, but i would think it would be extremely tough to push your body through that experience without the right and enough carbs. perhaps you can do W30 when you're not training and return to it once training and the event is complete. happy friday and st patty's day! i am happy to report that the tiger blood has officially surfaced so while i don't have any official plans, i might just have to go out because i feel like dancing! i felt great heading to my crossfit class (i'm not a morning person at all...even my bf noticed the great mood i was in!), i finished the horrible WOD (after the time cap, but i still finished!) and walked into work almost dancing (that has NEVER happened!) i was like what is coming over me and then it hit me LOL. anyway, have fun celebrating (compliantly of course), enjoy the weekend and after this one only one more weekend to go! day 31 will be here before we know it!
  5. Leekeetria

    Starting March 1st

    @BendySimcha sorry to hear about your FIL,but i have to say that you and your husband are absolute rockstars! here i am struggling with "normal" day to day stuff and you two are tackling a very difficult situation and still managing to stay compliant. i appreciate you sharing this with all of us...this is encouragement at its best! by the way...i love the "molehills that wanted to be mountains" and will definitely be stealing this phrase!
  6. Leekeetria

    Starting March 1st

    happy day 15! @alcazni've been eating sweet potatoes, but i noticed that i felt that same way when i had white potatoes. i think i'm with you in that while compliant, white potatoes will be removed from the meal planning rotation. also i almost gave in to the scale yesterday morning...i resisted but i know every day until #31 is going to be a big struggle! @RabbitFoodi'm with you in trying to work on my perspective and determine what it is i really want instead of the food i think i want. for me i've noticed that while the compliant food tastes just as good, i still want cheese or sour cream with it! well really it's only when i eat mexican food...but maybe it's because we associate certain things together that in reality aren't really related.
  7. Leekeetria

    Starting March 1st

    last sunday i prepped a lot of food last week...this sunday i didn't do anything. i will be heading to the store tonight after work because the prepping helped a lot! without proper planning i know i'm setting myself up for failure...and failure is not an option!
  8. Leekeetria

    Starting March 1st

    hi everyone! i'm glad i found this forum...i'm sure i'm going to appreciate the encouragement and the comfort of knowing i'm not alone on this journey! so i also started on march 1st and so far, i feel great! i have never been much of a cooker, but the meals i've been creating almost have me feeling like a real chef (well kind of). a few amazing things have happened for me already - a pair of work slacks i couldn't fit two weeks ago now fit...my mom who is a fantastic chef loved a meal i through together with chicken sausage, zucchini and sweet potatoes (one step closer to convincing her to join the whole30 challenge!)...today i'm wearing a belt i haven't worn in a few years...i'm sleeping peacefully every single night...and i moved up a notch on my apple watch band...yep, lots of non-scale victories for me! biggest challenges for me at this point...not getting on the scale and not being able to chew gum. i used to weigh myself weekly. gum used to be my go to when i was feeling hungry...and now i just drink more water and find a work task to distract me. i'm nervous about day 10 as well, but i was able to get through a weekend out of town and a birthday dinner at tgi fridays that included a homemade rice crispy & cake birthday cake (i'm not a big sweets person, but i love rice crispy treats!!!!) so i know i can get through this weekend as well. we've all come to far to turn back now...we got this!