Laura_M

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  1. The crazy things people say

    I called my brother to discuss Christmas presents. Usually he gets me a few bottles of wine. Since I’ve been on W30, I’ve realized I was drinking wine almost every night, and I had achy joints and felt sluggish. By day 16, I was feeling no aches (and had no reflux!). I’m sure wine was a main trigger. So I’ve decided to not drink for a long while (and then rarely). I asked him to consider getting me some art supplies or books on my Amazon wish list. His response was that he’ll still get me the wine—“it really needs to age before you drink it anyway.” I guess I can regift it. They are usually very nice bottles.
  2. Nov 1 Start Date

    Day 7! I just returned from a business trip to Dallas. I was so good! I said no thank you to queso and chips! I mostly had salads that I could build myself. I discovered two W30 friendly eating options: Modern Market Farm Fresh Eatery (their whole shtick is clean eating) and Verts Mediterranean Grill. I packed my own breakfasts (drove), because the hotel breakfast is a carb fest and also often puts cheese in the eggs. They did have boiled eggs, so I grabbed a couple and some tea bags and bolted quickly before I could smell the waffles! I’m having major chocolate cravings today. Pushing through with herbal teas.
  3. Nov 1 Start Date

    I’m on day 3 of my second Whole30. I started after a weekend of epic indulgence. This time I have a 6’2” motivation to get in better shape. I have chronic reflux, which almost entirely went away last time, but I didn’t do the measured reintroduction. This time I will do so. I know pizza gives me awful reflux, so I expect gluten and dairy are two offenders. Fortunately, I cook for myself from scratch fairly often already, so the biggest adjustment is just ingredients.