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  1. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    @SineadMon there are things like paleo Ice cream and cookies made with almond flour. I honestly like the rx bars and I found a pancake mix with no added sugar. There is a spice cake I found and make coconut frosting. Honestly I don’t know how people do this without all the recipes on the internet.
  2. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    @SineadMon I definitely struggle with sugar. I'm a chocolate kinda gal. Truffles are my weakness. It was hard during my period as I go to chocolate every time. Right now what I do is drink flavored tea with nutpods. Last time I ate a whole bag of sweethearts before whole 30. Afterwards I drank wine. This time I got all of the triggers out of the house. My husband went out and got tons of candy. I've been strong. I made sure he didn't get some of my favorites. I will pick up some dark chocolate and almond candies afterwards. It's actually all compliant ingredients so it makes me feel better about having a few after. It's my way of not giving into guilt while taking care of myself. I don't eat dairy ice cream but I do sorbet. Almost everything I'm planning on keeping in my house for me is compliant except for the added sugar. I'm very interested to see how legumes will affect me as I like eat those instead of meat a few times a week. Only a few more days! Stay strong.
  3. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    Actually that is how I felt finishing my first whole 30. Looking back I wished I had taken more time. I think the easiest thing to do is to not worry about added sugar, but try really hard to introduce the other stuff in a structured way. Try red wine or something without gluten. I do know you want to celebrate and I think you should, but maybe try paleo treats, there are great cheesecakes made with nuts. I will keep on the whole 30 for a while, since I do have an auto ammunition disorder, but I will make paleo pancakes and paleo muffins. Last year I made an amazing paleo Thanksgiving thanks to nom nom paleo. The weekend of the 28th hubby and I are going to a harvest gathering at a winery I belong to. I'm bringing my own gluten for crackers and nut cheese. I'll have a burger with no bun and not worry about potato salad made with regular mayo. I do plan on doimg this twice a year until I feel like I can keep under control and not feel like it is such a struggle
  4. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    Hello day 24. I'm finally feeling a little better. I could only walk 2 miles today and that took 50 minutes. I know I have to take it easy, but I want to feel better. Energy is still up and clothes feel looser. The saving grace is I put away a few whole 30 freezer meals that I've thrown in the crockpot. I'll just have to remember to make some more. 6 days til reintro!
  5. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    @Ivie20 yeah, it gets pretty boring after a while. It's hard getting the correct amount of veggies. I eat lots of soup. My advice is to keep it slow and make sure you go back to the whole 30 for the 2-3 days between. Good luck.
  6. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    @SineadMon good for you! That is awesome. I love being able to eat out and eat well. I'm pretty lucky, Portland has some pretty amazing places that are Paleo or Whole 30. You have every right to feel proud. I'm still sick. Went to the doc and seems I got an pretty bad infection. On antibiotics and rest. Plenty of time to plan reintroduction and cook. At least my mind is clear but I'm super angry because of the pain. This too shall pass. @Ivie20 this is my second time around so I'll do a slow introduction. I'll keep gluten and dairy out since I know they are a no go. I'm going to go slow on the beans and legumes, keep mostly paleo. Not long now!!!
  7. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    Day 20 I think. I've been sick in bed since Wednesday night. The only good thing about this is I have Whole 30 soups and frozen crockpot meals to get me through. I don't crave anything non compliment. The bad thing is with the tigers blood, yes it is still here, I have loads of energy, just can't breathe and can't just sleep it off. I'm catching up on my reading, doing meal planning, and taking long hot baths. I can't wait for this fever to break so I can do something. Hope everything is going well for you ladies. Here's to the last 10 days!!!
  8. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    Day 18 and I get a stupid sinus infection and sore throat. I can't even talk without crying. Drinking tea with lemon and salt water gargle. Steam both and netty pot. I know some people say it's just the toxins coming out of your fat. Anyway. Hope all goes well for everyone else.
  9. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    YEAH!! Day 17. @SineadMon I actually am just getting back into the swing of things. My husband broke his back 2 1/2 years ago and then had a quad bypass, so things were pretty random in the gym area. 3 surgeries later he is back working out with me and I'm able to have a lot more freedom to take off and run. It is a good idea to ease into it or you burn yourself out. One issue I'm having is muscle fatigue. I've got energy, I just have really tired muscles. I think I need more carbs and to tweak my protein. I've added in some fruit with my protein in the morning, I can't stomach sweet potato that early. I find that I crave more sugar after the fun, but the fruit helps with that. My body just wants its carbs for fast recovery. Good luck with going to the guy with your boyfriend. I do enjoy being able to have someone to work out with again. Have a great day!!!
  10. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    @SineadMon everything sounds wonderful. I'm definitely into tiger blood. Up at 4:30 pretty easily and asleep at 9-9:30. Workouts are pretty good, I'm more muscle sore but I think I just need to tweak my protein and carbs. The past two days I did 2 spin classes and an almost 5 mile run with no bonking. Got up this morning but hubby didn't want to hit the gym so I'm taking an Epsom salt bath with eucalyptus and spearmint to loosen me up for yoga. The only bad thing so far is my acne is acting up. @TracyE good luck with the touring and good plan! Happy day 16 and have a great day!
  11. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    @SineadMon I do know about looking to food for comfort. I hope you had a good night with your boyfriend. It is awesome he is being supportive, it is really hard some days watching hubby eat some things, but I know it's totally worth it. We made it to day 15, halfway there!! I have so much more energy, I don't know why I ever fell off the wagon. As far as living without sugar, I've given up white and fake sugar. I use honey to sweeten things, if needed. I have found that I don't add sugar to anything and I reduce the amount I use in recipes. I stuck to making my own mayo and buying sauces and things without sugar. I find that bacon without sugar is just as yummy as with. I do use coconut sugar instead of white when needed for cookies and such. Have a great day!!!
  12. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    Day 14! I dreamed of red wine last night. Glasses and glasses of it. I have a harvest at my wine club on the 28th and I know I will do this until then. That will start my introduction. Hubby and I were talking last night about my food freedom. Basically no gluten or dairy. Everything else was okay last time. I will still do the slow introduction, but I know those two are out. The plan for when we go to the wine club is to bring my own gluten free crackers and smoked meat. This time I'm going to take the introduction slower. As far as nsv go...I'm not as bloated, no gas, I woke up today at 5:30 ready to get the day going. I've done a load of laundry, had breakfast, did some reading, and now I'm going for a run. Have a wonderful day everyone!
  13. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    @SineadMon I hear you. Keeping busy is the hard part. We were watching tv last night and I finally went to bed early because I wanted to snack. I usually paint or do something when I watch tv but this was a show you have to pay attention to. Anyway, off to the store and then cooking. Then a bike ride and a run. Have a great day. Welcome to day 13 everyone.
  14. Seriously like trying to give a Cat a bath

    That sounds wonderful and good for you!!! I love you name. I've been trying to get my boss...who has tons of medical issues, to get on board...but to each their own. I will say with my husband not doing the whole 30 its been harder this time around for me. Good luck and learn to fly!
  15. Starting tomorrow, 9/25!

    @TracyEThat is wonderful. I know hubby is glad for new dinners in the kitchen. YEAH!!!