alexd8

Members
  • Content Count

    44
  • Joined

  • Last visited

1 Follower

About alexd8

  • Rank
    Advanced Member

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Today was my day 2 and its in the books!!!! WOOOOT! i was so hangry earlier in the morning but I mellowed out after I got some potatoes in me haha. @hawaiiandeb i feel you on that!! there literally is sugar in everything..it sucks, but i hope you got through it!!! what day are you on?
  2. Hi guys I started today, but figured I would jump into this forum since it was close enough! I hope you are all doing well and I look forward to hearing about your journeys This my Round 2 of the Whole30! I did my first one last March and it was tough, but so worth it!!
  3. alexd8

    Starting March 12th, 2018. Looking for buddies!

    Wow!!! Congrats on getting this far!!! A day in the books is a day of challenges YOU were able to conquer! In terms of maybe not getting enough carbs in, my favorite thing to eat when I did my first Whole30 was sweet potatoes or regular potatoes!! I did a mix and match some days. It was the necessary fuel I needed for the day and gave me energy. Since you are running/exercising/being active maybe that will help get the carbs you need in!
  4. alexd8

    Starting March 12th, 2018. Looking for buddies!

    Day 2 in the books!! Last time around I remember the novelty of the program pushed me through the first couple of days, but boy oh boy the ONLY thing I could think of today was chocolate! I am still excited about this program, but since I know what to expect I can see it's going to be challenging early on. Today I ate scrambled eggs with spinach using coconut oil in the morning and for lunch had a rainbow salad of spinach, red peppers, cucumbers, alfalfa sprouts, chicken, and olive oil drizzle! Some NSV my face is ALREADY starting to clear up!! Last time it took forever for my skin to clear up especially because I suffer from cystic acne, but too much sugar is what causes the breakouts so I'm limiting my fruit intake to the 2-3 servings recommended. It really makes a difference.
  5. alexd8

    Starting March 12th, 2018. Looking for buddies!

    @EatingSun Those mini teacups are the best ;-) So nice to hear I'm not alone in the struggle of the reintroduction phase! I'm going to look into Paleo and see if that's something I can do once the Whole30 is over, thanks for the tip! Also, congrats on day 6!! & congrats to everyone who are continuing to conquer each day!! I'm on Day 1 today (I accidentally wrote in my previous post that I was starting tomorrow 3/13, when tomorrow was actually 3/14)! The best day is Day 1 when you feel on top of the world, but honestly I'm exciting for this journey and to defeat each challenge day by day and make myself a healthier, stronger person!! Can't wait to hear about everyone's day today!
  6. alexd8

    Starting March 12th, 2018. Looking for buddies!

    Hi everyone! I wish I saw this post over the weekend, so I could have joined your journey yesterday, but that's ok! Tomorrow, March 13, will be my start date. I am super exciting to join everyone on their Whole30 journey. I successfully completed my FIRST Whole30 a year ago on March 12, so it feels really great to start my second journey exactly a year apart! A little background on how it went last year...I lost 9 pounds, had great non-scale victories such as clearer skin, less bloating, stronger nails, and overall boost in confidence. The hardest part was the reintroduction phase, so that is something I will be working harder on this time around. I can't wait to hear about your daily victories and join this awesome community again!! 30 DAYS HERE WE GO!
  7. alexd8

    April 11 Re-Intro Start

    Hope everyone is doing well after re-introduction. I have been doing better with balancing, but for the most part I am still eating Whole30 compliant. It makes me feel great and I have set new goals for myself to keep me on track. I am going to a vegan cafe for brunch tomorrow and am super excited!
  8. alexd8

    April 11 Re-Intro Start

    Thanks for everyones feedback. I'm working on the whole balance thing every day Today my roommate made me a bowl of her mom's signature sweet potato soup and my stomach was not happy about it. I felt so so sooooo sick after and found out there's condensed milk as one of the ingredients. Definitely will be staying away after from now on. The soup was still delicious, but the feeling after was like I wanted to throw it all up. Sad, but I am not a fan of dairy to begin with.
  9. alexd8

    April 11 Re-Intro Start

    Thanks @MeadowLily! I'm working on it one day at a time. Just trying not to feel upset after eating something non-compliant. Figuring out this balance thing. Introduced gluten today! Had a piece of bread with Easter breakfast and right after = bloat. Good to know.
  10. alexd8

    April 11 Re-Intro Start

    I'm not sure if anyone else is feeling this way, but I wanted to share. Since starting the re-introduction period I've been nervous, scared, & constantly wondering if introducing these items back into my diet is going to ruin the results of the past 30 days. I felt great, was leaner, have more energy and I don't want that to change. I know it's normal to have other foods once in a while, but I'm starting to feel like my mind is making me feel awful for having maybe a scoop of dairy-free ice cream or a piece of chocolate. Does anyone have any advice on how to combat this feeling? Is it normal to feel this way? I don't want to lose the results I have I want to keep going in the direction the Whole30 put me in. Other news: I was fine without cheese or yogurt before the diet so I don't see a need in re-introducing it. I love ice cream though, but I decided I'll have the dairy-free whenever possible and if I'm out in the summer and I want some then I won't limit myself, but I will try not to indulge if I don't want/need it.
  11. alexd8

    April 11 Re-Intro Start

    5 minutes later.....I had no problem not having dairy for 30 days I don't think I need to go back.
  12. alexd8

    April 11 Re-Intro Start

    Just ate some cheese....stomach is starting to hurt/feel queasy. Going to eat some pistachio ice cream later and see how I feel to determine if the dairy is causing the uneasiness in my tummy. Also about to watch the "dairy is scary" on YouTube suggested by @MtnGoat! I didn't drink milk before the program so I won't be introducing that, just seeing how the cheese/ice cream affect me.
  13. alexd8

    April 11 Re-Intro Start

    Tuesday was my Day 31 and I lost 9.3 pounds! Started at 132.8 and weighed in at 123.5. Besides the weight my stomach is flatter and I lost inches off of my waist. So many NSV! I reintroduced alcohol and candy on Tuesday and my breakouts are CRAZY! The alcoholic drink I had was also really sugary. Pimples popped up on my forehead, between my brows, cheek, and all over my chin. I knew beforehand that sugar caused me to breakout, but this re-confirmed it 100%. I was going to reintroduce dairy tomorrow (Friday), but I may wait until Saturday because the pimples are healing currently and I want to give it as much time before I see how cheese/milk affects my body. I was a very big candy girl before the Whole30, but after eating some candy i noticed myself craving an apple so that was a victory in itself because I wanted natural sugars. I'll keep you all updated when I reintroduce dairy.
  14. alexd8

    April 11 Re-Intro Start

    Day 31!!! WOW! Re-introducing sugars today. I had a cup of green tea with honey (my throat is going to thank me) and for lunch my boyfriend is taking me to Playa Bowls as a treat (it's fresh pitaya/coconut/green bowls topped with fruit/granola/nuts/drizzle) whatever you desire so I think I'm going to get a little of the nutella drizzle on top of my bowl! Then for dinner I'm thinking a sweet potato with brown sugar? Congrats everyone, we did it!
  15. alexd8

    Starting March 12

    Following SugarCube's advice I created a re-introduction topic for us! If you want to follow along here is the link: Day 30 is dwindling down and I also would like to thank everyone in the forum for all of your support. I too found myself pushing through moments of close defeat because I wanted to stay true to all of you in addition to myself. I hope to read all about your re-introductions in the forum I posted above. Much love!