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  1. How is everyone doing?
  2. Hi all! I've recovered from my Day 31 blow-out ..and staying on re-intro plan. Out at Stagecoach music festival right now and compliant food has not been a problem. They have great catering with lots of choices and I'm staying away from alcohol since it's such long hot days ... but fun! @marianned - yes, would love to stay in with this group and like your ideas for structuring it. And - your yoga sounds awesome - something I'd love to do more regularly. @Nana Valente @Miranda E it is so I interesting how our taste buds have changed and sugary drinks and yummy cupcakes have a different flavor. I like: it should be awesome to eat or ... meh, not worth it. @Strictlyspeaking have you added anything yet ? And how are you feeling? @harpchick how were the paleo wrap/tortillas? How did you make them? ... I'm still doing sweet potato toast but want to try something else. @sooladybug - did you re-intro cheese? I miss cheese but am a little scared? love this group - can't wait to hear how everyone is doing!
  3. Hi all Take the re-intro seriously ... Day 31 was my bday and a bunch of us went out to dinner in Malibu. To be honest, I didn't really think about the re-intro - I'm not sure why since I have been such a rule follower on this - and had a bite of this and that and a sip of this and that and then more of this and that - got home and sick for hours vomiting. Sorry to be gross but I was super sick and wish I had really realized how serious the re-intro protocol was.
  4. Hi everyone! I'm going to try to stick with the food plan for the most part. I lost some weight, dropped sizes and feel good so, want to keep it going but not as strict ..if there is a special occasion I will decide what to eat and drink. Since we didn't weigh ourselves, I don't know if I lost weight at the beginning and now weight loss has leveled off or if I lost at the end and it is still going? I guess we will see. I added a pinch of stevia in my coffee this morning...I don't know if it really sweetened it up or it just seemed to taste better. Going out tonight for my bday so will re-intro wine.
  5. Hi! So glad you started this up.
  6. March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    Hi everyone! Day 29 ... I really can't believe how quickly this seemed to go and if you look back on the first posts ...we've come a long way. How is everyone feeling? What is everyone going to re-introduce? Day 31 is my birthday (yay!) but I will still do the re-intro plan so Wed I will stick with the food plan but will have some wine. Then this weekend we are going to the big weekend festival concert here in CA - Stagecoach. This will be challenging for re-intro but I will plan ahead and do what I can and do my best while still having fun!!!
  7. March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    @sooladybug - I'm sure that is so hard that BF is getting comments ... hang in there!! I'm sure you have made great progress. At least he's doing it with you ... my husband is counting down the days for me to be done. He has hated this - he has missed his partner for restaurants, wine tasting, BBQs, drinks by the pool and more - ha! @SugarcubeOD - can we stay together here as a group for our reintro - posting what/how we are doing including posts about non-compliant food?
  8. March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    Hi @Miranda E and all! Very tough day - not the same kind of fun - but the food was good. The gravy is a keeper now, as well as the ranch dressing and deviled eggs with Whole30 mayo. No need to go back to unhealthy versions of those. I ended up making real mashed potatoes (butter and cream) just because they are everyone's favorite and I just don't love the Whole30 version. For any other dinner the Whole 30 would be fine but not on a holiday with tons of people. I LOVE mashed potatoes. So I didn't have any - not even to taste for salt and pepper. So, I hear you with your dessert. Having the structure and rules of the program made it easier to resist. It was also tough because the day was so long with everyone snacking all day and lots of champagne and wine. I had so much sparkling water with every variation of squeezed lemon, grapefruit, lime ... whatever I could think of. BUT - made it through the day. And I'm happy for that. Someone said it earlier ... I didn't really miss the food and beverage it was more the ritual. That is so true. It was a different kind of day. I am learning a new way to socialize. I am feeling uncertain also about days 31 and beyond. There are so many good practices I want to continue and lazy practices I don't want to start up again. How did everyone do over the weekend??
  9. March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    Aww @bronnyd GOOD FOR YOU! You stuck it out... I'm so impressed happy for you and I'm laughing that we were in your head... so happy we are all there for each other. Let's not break-up after Day 30. So, today is Day 18 and I look at it this way: only 2 more days til only 10 more days and we can do it for 10 more days! Ha! Today I made mayo and clarified butter and hope to continue with these ... they are so easy and healthy ... never want to by mayo again. Love my immersion blender for the mayo ... a must! Thanks for all the Easter ideas and recipes ..I made practice gravy today and it is good... will be even better with some turkey drippings on Sunday. I'd love to hear what everyone is serving/eating on Easter. I will have a houseful so am making a ton of food ... all compliant! Here's what I'm doing - thanks for all the ideas! Appetizers: Veggies with Whole30 ranch, Quac with plantain chips -( thanks @SugarcubeOD for the thumbs up on homemade plantains), Deviled eggs with homemade mayo, chives and dill. Dinner: Roasted turkey, Waldorf salad, Sweet and spicy sweet potatoe wedges, Sesame roasted asparagus, Mashed potatoes (thanks @ShannonM816) No Dessert!
  10. March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    @ShannonM816 thanks! Both sound and look great! I'm def doing the mashed potatoes !
  11. March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    Hi all - I've been all over the internet and Whole30 sites for Easter menu ideas. What's everyone doing? Any great suggestions?
  12. March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    @SugarcubeOD thanks! Can we make our own?
  13. March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    @Miranda E thanks so much for this ! I'm going to make as appetizer for Easter. I just read plantain chips are not allowed anymore - did you guys read that? Does it apply to those of us half way thru?
  14. March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    This may be totally SWYPO - but love my Kombucha martini! So cold and refreshing!
  15. March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    That looks so good .... omg!! Damn fine chicken! Thanks for the tip on the Costco bacon - I've been looking all over .... was just about to head to Whole Foods tomorrow but would rather not... I can never get out of there without a full cart. Kombucha - the Whole30 rule is to find one without ADDED sugar. It takes sugar for the fermenting but some brands add sweetener after fermentation. I found GTs Kombucha - no sugar in the ingredients. I think I've probably read just about every forum post on Kombucha to make sure it's compliant and GTs meets the specs. GTs offers so many varieties so I've just started trying them. Trilogy is really good. Hang in there everyone!