Leekeetria

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    Leekeetria reacted to Jenny85 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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    Leekeetria 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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    Leekeetria 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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    Leekeetria reacted to Jenny85 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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    Leekeetria 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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    Leekeetria 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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    Leekeetria 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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    Leekeetria got a reaction from RabbitFood 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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    Leekeetria got a reaction from RabbitFood in 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.
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    Leekeetria got a reaction from RabbitFood 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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    Leekeetria got a reaction from RabbitFood 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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    Leekeetria 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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    Leekeetria reacted to Jenny85 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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    Leekeetria 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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    Leekeetria reacted to alcazn 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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    Leekeetria got a reaction from RabbitFood in 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.
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    Leekeetria got a reaction from RabbitFood in 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.
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    Leekeetria got a reaction from alcazn in 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!
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    Leekeetria got a reaction from alcazn in 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!
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    Leekeetria got a reaction from alcazn in 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!
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    Leekeetria got a reaction from alcazn in 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!
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    Leekeetria reacted to Jenny85 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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    Leekeetria reacted to appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    @Jenny85 I also did a shepherd's pie for st. pattys! it was very tasty, and even the traditional (picky) eaters in my family liked it!  how did the movie with no popcorn go? I sadly turned down a movie invitation from my sister for that very reason
    Happy day 18 everyone! I hope you are all seeing some benefits!
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    Leekeetria reacted to Jenny85 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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    Leekeetria got a reaction from Mountain Girl in 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!