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    scoakley13 got a reaction from Blueautumn in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    I've always loved the quote and think the pic is gorgeous! Glad to be back. 
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    I've done several Whole30's (at least ten but probably more) and even did a Whole75 last year. I felt great and was able to stay active with no issues. I wanted to try Keto so I did that the second half of the year. It was a keto/Whole30 hybrid and also made me feel great. However, I started getting depressed in December and began shoveling unhealthy food in my mouth because it made me feel better. Then I started feeling bad so I ate more bad food. I knew what the bad food was doing to me but couldn't stop and my depression got worse. I started on an anti-depressant at the beginning of January. It made me sleepy and really hungry. So I started eating more because of the hunger and eating unhealthier because of how tired I was. I'm now almost 35 lbs. heavier than I was on Christmas Day and have no energy. I love how I feel (and look) on Whole30 so I'm starting another round tomorrow morning. I've tried a few times over the past couple of months but haven't been able to stick with it. I've been keeping a food log so I could figure out what makes me crave/eat unhealthy food and feel like I've finally figured it out. So here we go...
    Goals over the next 30 (or more) days:
    Track food here daily to hold me accountable  Lessen inflammation throughout my body Break "addiction" to sweet treats Stop emotional eating  Increase energy by eating compliantly and getting enough sleep at night Move at least five days per week  Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day Fit back into my pants Most importantly - feel good every damn day
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    I've always loved the quote and think the pic is gorgeous! Glad to be back. 
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    scoakley13 reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    Welcome (back)!  I LOVE that inspirational pic...
    Shadow
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from RachelR in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    I've done several Whole30's (at least ten but probably more) and even did a Whole75 last year. I felt great and was able to stay active with no issues. I wanted to try Keto so I did that the second half of the year. It was a keto/Whole30 hybrid and also made me feel great. However, I started getting depressed in December and began shoveling unhealthy food in my mouth because it made me feel better. Then I started feeling bad so I ate more bad food. I knew what the bad food was doing to me but couldn't stop and my depression got worse. I started on an anti-depressant at the beginning of January. It made me sleepy and really hungry. So I started eating more because of the hunger and eating unhealthier because of how tired I was. I'm now almost 35 lbs. heavier than I was on Christmas Day and have no energy. I love how I feel (and look) on Whole30 so I'm starting another round tomorrow morning. I've tried a few times over the past couple of months but haven't been able to stick with it. I've been keeping a food log so I could figure out what makes me crave/eat unhealthy food and feel like I've finally figured it out. So here we go...
    Goals over the next 30 (or more) days:
    Track food here daily to hold me accountable  Lessen inflammation throughout my body Break "addiction" to sweet treats Stop emotional eating  Increase energy by eating compliantly and getting enough sleep at night Move at least five days per week  Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day Fit back into my pants Most importantly - feel good every damn day
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    scoakley13 reacted to SchrodingersCat in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    I'm having a very up and down time, emotionally, at the moment. I didn't eat my lunch as a meal, just munched the 2 tuna patties separately, and then in a strop decided 'stuff it, I'm having a cookie, this is pointless, you can't even do 30 days'. Went to the work break room, opened the cookie jar, looked at them.... and walked away. I even decided that if I was going to cave on a snack, I could go to the minimart across the road and get a compliant but SWYPO lara-like bar, or a pot of almonds, then didn't do THAT either. 
    My issue is at the moment, I feel crappy and so I have the 'why bother' attitude but feeling crappy is exactly WHY I need to bother. So I'm just going to plug on, one meal at a time. 
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    scoakley13 reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Well, normally when I vanish suddenly from my own log, it's because I gave up on my round and reverted to poor eating habits. That's not the case this time! I've simply decided that I'm not going do add all the fanfare to this round because I'm trying to make this my new normal and I wouldn't be tracking and logging every single thing I eat as part of my everyday normal. 
    So, I don't know what day I'm on. I haven't been eating perfect meal template meals. On many days I haven't drank enough water or eaten three full meals. But, I'm here. I'm feeling strong and I'm eating well-balanced, healthy meals. I feel more confident than ever that I can make this a lasting practice! 
    I'll check in occasionally, but that's where I'm at for this one! 
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from Bueller in Whole 30 bodily side effect   
    @Bueller My guess is a hemorrhoid or anal fissue became irritated and the extra cleaning has irritated it more. My go to product for anything below the belt is A&D Ointment/Diaper Rash Cream. (Generic is fine for most things but I recommend brand name for this.) Great stuff and gentle enough for baby bottoms!
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    scoakley13 reacted to Stephanie Sprowl in Worried About Day 3   
    I just had a friend ask to get happy hour and dinner before going on a local artwork. I told her I was doing a month of no alcohol and she was very supportive. I suggest a taco place that will do lettuce instead of tortillas and I called and asked about how they prepare their proteins. I will be able to eat pretty much all of the proteins they have. I’m very excited now and feel good about today. 
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    scoakley13 reacted to JessFind in Anew in Arkansas - Round 2   
    @Jim Baunach I would also suggest you start your own thread with these questions. Right now you're taking over @heb2014's journal and this probably isn't the tone she wants to start her journey on. (I don't mean to speak for you, heb.) Like with any lifestyle change, it's best not to be so literal about it. There is no fast and easy way to get rid of cravings forever. If you're looking for a magic pill, this isn't the program for you. But if you want to be diligent and change your habits with the help of this program with an open mind, by all means dive in. 
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    scoakley13 reacted to PepperP75 in PepperP W30 Log   
    R1D2
    Today was my first day back from work since the holidays. I packed my breakfast and lunch to take with me. I noticed when i got to work I had a little bit of irritability, I was quite cross that the lights in the building were off...spoiler alert...they are always off. For some reason today it made me upset. Had my coffee black but added a little knob of ghee to it. Had my same spicy chicken for lunch. By the end of the day I was getting super tired and my joints hurt. I have a history of Lyme's so the joint thing, not surprising. One of my goals for this was to decrease my inflammation and see if anything I eat is making me feel worse.
    Came home and by the time I got here I was irritable.  I made my 16 year old leave and hang out with her friends because she was asking for Whataburger. Gave her some cash and threatened to start talking about her ex-boyfriend if she didn't go get her burger...AND EAT IT THERE. I made a great chicken piccata recipe that was W30 approved. I'm loving mashed potatoes with ghee and almond milk. Also had some roasted asparagus with it. Irritability...gone!
    On to Day 3!!
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from Sara Lynn in PRE WORKOUT HELP???   
    1. You need to check your attitude because the moderators on this forum are volunteers and deserve a little respect. Shannon definitely goes above and beyond with her explanations of how things work and has been a tremendous help to a lot of us who Whole30.
    2. The Whole30 is free. All you need is the list of what's not allowed and the meal template. You may spend money on books or special products but neither is necessary in order to complete a Whole30. Changing and updating everything is expensive. I'm sure they could reprint the books every time a change is made if they decided to charge us to participate in the program. I didn't eat white potatoes during my first Whole30 because my copy of ISWF was published before they changed that rule. I accidentally (and happily) discovered the update by using the forum (for free) and didn't have to buy a new, updated copy of ISWF. 
    3. I run, hike or weight train five or six times per week. I've done multiple Whole30's, random Whole21's and even a Whole75 and have never eaten a pre or post workout meal. They're not necessary for me and they might not be for you either. Or you may need to do it the original way but you may be better with the new way. Only you can determine what works for you in that regard. So yes, you will need to do a little research and figure out what works best for you. 
     
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from Coffeelover99 in Whole 30 Journal - Weeks 1 and 2   
    I started a Whole30 the Monday before Thanksgiving last year and went all the way through Valentine's Day (my boyfriend's birthday) and it was awesome! I encourage you to go for it!
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    scoakley13 reacted to TriciaLeigh in Whole 30 Journal - Weeks 1 and 2   
    I was hoping to find some others that were starting during the holiday. I’ve reached out to a coach and she urged me to really think about if I wanted to start this time of year. My gut is telling me YES do it! But my logical brain is saying maybe you should just wait. But you know I think I’m just going to go for it! CoffeeLover and LittleG did you already start?
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    scoakley13 reacted to True Primal in Full Body vs. Split Routines - Which to Choose?   
    It's probably worth considering that for almost everyone, the best workout is the one you will DO.
    So, if you enjoy a muscle-group split or always-full-body routine more, pick that one.
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    scoakley13 reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    ROUND 3, Day 8: Monday, September 9
    Meal 1: three scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk; bowl of cauliflower bone broth soup; two slices of bacon
    Pre-Workout Snack: hard-boiled egg; banana
    Exercise (6 hours, 20 minutes): 5.88-mile, 10-pitch rock climb with 2,395 of elevation gain and topping out at 10,306 feet (137 average HR; 174 max HR)  
    Intra-Workout Snack: pouch of peach, apricot, and banana baby food; pouch of blueberry, pear, and purple carrot baby food; half mango RXBar
    Intra-Workout Meal 2: collard green sandwich wrap with four slices deli turkey, one and a half slices of bacon, half avocado, onion, sprouts and mayo; banana
    Post-Workout Snack: hard-boiled egg; pouch of sweet potato and beet baby food; can of coconut water
    Meal 3: one and a half chicken enchilada stuffed bell peppers; can of sliced potatoes pan fried in ghee
    Water Intake: ~100 oz
    Symptoms/NSVs:
    Improved physical performance Jeans and climbing harness fitting more loosely Regular bowel movements (this is a big deal because I’m pretty regularly constipated on Whole30) Thoughts/Reflections: I did it! My first double-digit multi-pitch climb!
    I don’t know if my hard work is finally paying off, if I’m turning the corner toward Tiger Blood, or if I just fueled right, but I felt great today! Honestly, it was probably a combination of all of those things and I’m so, so happy to finally see changes happening in the mountains.  
    It was hard. Most definitely, it was hard. And my legs were oh-so tired. But I never doubted that I could do it! And that is a huge improvement over my last multi-pitch climb!
    I do like the fueling strategy I used, which was basically lots of fruity carbs (thank you new Whole30 workout guidelines!). Though I think I could have used one more carb break before the summit. The final push to the summit felt like bonking more than general fatigue, and that’s likely due to the fact that I hadn’t had a carb hit in quite some time before those last few pitches. For a while, it just didn’t feel that far away so I kept holding out. And then I had an RXBar rather than fruit, which I think was a mistake. So, here’s to lots of fruity carbs for fuel!
    [Photo 1: the lake where we started, with Tenaya Peak in the background]
    [Photo 2: from the top of Tenaya Peak] 


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    scoakley13 got a reaction from Angelia in PRE WORKOUT HELP???   
    1. You need to check your attitude because the moderators on this forum are volunteers and deserve a little respect. Shannon definitely goes above and beyond with her explanations of how things work and has been a tremendous help to a lot of us who Whole30.
    2. The Whole30 is free. All you need is the list of what's not allowed and the meal template. You may spend money on books or special products but neither is necessary in order to complete a Whole30. Changing and updating everything is expensive. I'm sure they could reprint the books every time a change is made if they decided to charge us to participate in the program. I didn't eat white potatoes during my first Whole30 because my copy of ISWF was published before they changed that rule. I accidentally (and happily) discovered the update by using the forum (for free) and didn't have to buy a new, updated copy of ISWF. 
    3. I run, hike or weight train five or six times per week. I've done multiple Whole30's, random Whole21's and even a Whole75 and have never eaten a pre or post workout meal. They're not necessary for me and they might not be for you either. Or you may need to do it the original way but you may be better with the new way. Only you can determine what works for you in that regard. So yes, you will need to do a little research and figure out what works best for you. 
     
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in PRE WORKOUT HELP???   
    1. You need to check your attitude because the moderators on this forum are volunteers and deserve a little respect. Shannon definitely goes above and beyond with her explanations of how things work and has been a tremendous help to a lot of us who Whole30.
    2. The Whole30 is free. All you need is the list of what's not allowed and the meal template. You may spend money on books or special products but neither is necessary in order to complete a Whole30. Changing and updating everything is expensive. I'm sure they could reprint the books every time a change is made if they decided to charge us to participate in the program. I didn't eat white potatoes during my first Whole30 because my copy of ISWF was published before they changed that rule. I accidentally (and happily) discovered the update by using the forum (for free) and didn't have to buy a new, updated copy of ISWF. 
    3. I run, hike or weight train five or six times per week. I've done multiple Whole30's, random Whole21's and even a Whole75 and have never eaten a pre or post workout meal. They're not necessary for me and they might not be for you either. Or you may need to do it the original way but you may be better with the new way. Only you can determine what works for you in that regard. So yes, you will need to do a little research and figure out what works best for you. 
     
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in PRE WORKOUT HELP???   
    1. You need to check your attitude because the moderators on this forum are volunteers and deserve a little respect. Shannon definitely goes above and beyond with her explanations of how things work and has been a tremendous help to a lot of us who Whole30.
    2. The Whole30 is free. All you need is the list of what's not allowed and the meal template. You may spend money on books or special products but neither is necessary in order to complete a Whole30. Changing and updating everything is expensive. I'm sure they could reprint the books every time a change is made if they decided to charge us to participate in the program. I didn't eat white potatoes during my first Whole30 because my copy of ISWF was published before they changed that rule. I accidentally (and happily) discovered the update by using the forum (for free) and didn't have to buy a new, updated copy of ISWF. 
    3. I run, hike or weight train five or six times per week. I've done multiple Whole30's, random Whole21's and even a Whole75 and have never eaten a pre or post workout meal. They're not necessary for me and they might not be for you either. Or you may need to do it the original way but you may be better with the new way. Only you can determine what works for you in that regard. So yes, you will need to do a little research and figure out what works best for you. 
     
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    scoakley13 reacted to pags98 in What do you drink?   
    I've said this on the forum a few times now, but he honestly just needs to suck it up (man to man here/tough love).  I drank a minimum of 60 oz of soda per day.  It went down something like this: 44oz soda from the corner store in the morning to get me to lunch.  Water or a 20oz soda at lunch.  One or two 12 oz sodas at home in the evening. 
    I took to Spindrift my first Whole30 and also found a compliant Spearmint Hot Tea to give me a bit of caffeine help.  I had horrible headaches for a few days but then the SpinDrift and Water alone were fine.  By the end of my first Whole30 I could no longer stand the tasted of diet soda.  Now when I absolutely feel like I want one I'll oblige myself with one regular sugar soda but otherwise it's water, sparkling water or SpinDrift.   During my current Whole30 I have had tea once or twice a week and drink at least 80 oz of regular water and (2) 12oz Sparkling Waters of various types a day.  
    Yes it sucks, but it will likely change his perspective on those drinks.  This is still one of my biggest NSVs of Whole30 and it has lasted over 6 months!
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    scoakley13 reacted to FatmaJA in After 30 days, I lost 6 lbs. and my diet wasn't perfect   
    I finished my 30 days, and there were flaws in my diet, but I lost 6 lbs and I believe the secret is being active and eating enough. 
    I wanted to share my journey with everyone. For several years now, I have been following a low carb diet, with a cheat day during the weekend, and rarely have any alcohol. But I am also active, I exercise 5 to 6 times a week (60 to 90 minutes/day). I've lost around 30 lbs since 2013, the biggest cut was during the first year, then my weight would fluctuate. And to be honest I don't think I ever followed a very strict diet, I just change my eating habits to a healthier one, and started losing more weight slowly. I was just enjoying the process and change and was not trying to do it quick. It's now my lifestyle to live healthy, and I love it.
    I don't consider Whole30 strict, because it's not at all, I was eating real food! And I felt good about it. The biggest challenge for me was cutting dairy because my favorite drink is Cappuccino. I don't drink my coffee with sugar but I've always prefer espresso base coffee, and I would have Cappuccino or Macchiato with whole milk. So cutting dairy was hard, especially the first few days. What I was drinking instead was Americano with nutpod creamer. I don't really like coffee with almond milk, the texture and taste are just too weird for me.  Another challenge was not being able to have Whey protein for either my pre or post workout. Like i said I am an active person, I train for boxing and lift weights, and sometimes I feel like I don't have enough energy to push myself harder than usual. And those were the hardest challenge for me. Yes sometimes I would crave cheese, or bread,, or oatmeal, or chocolate that is at least 70 to 85% cacao, but it wasn't a big deal. Other than that, as long as I can have some fruits in my diet then I'm fine! I tried no carb diet before where I can't even eat fruits and it was the worst experience ever! It made me lose my mind after 2 weeks and I started binging on bad food! There's all those colorful food in the world and i can't have them? Hell no! I don't believe on those diet. 
    The reason I tried Whole30 is because I needed to reset my diet. For around 6 weeks I wasn't as active, and I didn't watch what I am eating, and I gained 8 lbs. It was during finals in December (I'm a graduate student studying architecture) and traveling after that. My diet was so bad, and i started gaining.  I wasn't that concerned because I've learned that it's easy to lose weight as long you have discipline by choosing the right food, eating enough, and exercising. It's as simple as that.  So after coming back from vacation, I felt so grossed and bloated, so I just started eating healthy again to cut what I have gained. I started by slowly by lowering my carbs but I was finding it hard to avoid eating out those days, I lost some of my discipline. So by chance while listening to The School of Greatness podcast, Melissa Hartwig was on, so I learned about the Diet. Her story was motivating and she got my attention. I started to like her just after hearing the podcast. So I started reading about the diet online and I really liked. So just a week after that I told myself I will start the diet. I started looking for compliant food, and it was hard in the beginning because seriously like everything out there has sugar! What is the food industry doing to us!
    I felt really good during the diet. I never feel bloated and my mood was always good. I will have my cappuccino cravings, but I usually get over it. Since I exercise regularly, I eat more than what the diet requires me because sometimes during my workout I don't feel like a have enough energy. I workout at night, and I would have a pre workout meal, like a banana, 5 dates, and 2 tbs of almond butter before working out, and an for post workout I would have some coconut water after. Then I would have my dinner. My protein is usually a bigger serving size than what's in the guideline because I know my body needed it. I also have 2 other snacks during the day, a lara bar with an apple, and turkey deli with lettuce, or almonds. Here's where some of the flaws in the diet happen. I know it's recommended to minimize Lara bar, but I ate them almost everyday, sometime twice a day! I get hungry throughout the day and when I am in school I don't have other options. I pack my lunch but for snack i usually just grab a Lara bar. And in the end of the diet I realized that the Peanut butter and Jelly is not compliant, and I was having those along with other flavors. For some reasons, I thought those that doesn't have chocolate chips are compliant, so I tried all the flavors without chocolate, but i forgot about the peanut butter. Other flaws was eating out, like 1 time i had dinner with my cousin and after eating I realize the food had wheat,. Another, one of my favorite places to dine is Cava, and I would get a salad with the spicy lamp meatballs, and have it with roasted eggplant dip and green harrisa dressing. Well I realized after I finished the whole30 diet that the dip has milk. Too late! And for the meatballs, I have no idea how it's cooked. Next flaw, is not always choosing lean meat. Like I would have burger patties or steak 2 to 3 times a week, but they are homemade, and I would have wings 2 to 3 times a week also. And I eat a lot of them, like 10 to 12 wings. Being active means needing a lot of food. So my choices with meat wasn't the best. Yes I would have mostly chicken breasts once a day, ground turkey or salmon for my other meals, so it was not that bad. But I know that I am not supposed to have beef and wings that often in a week. So yes, there were flaws in my diet, but I didn't over think them and punish myslef. I just don't do it again, like stop adding the dip or choosing other flavors of Lara bars, and eat dark meat less. Also, try my best to choose the healthiest option I have when I dine out. I know I should be resetting from the start, but I just moved on with it. It's not complicated. So in the end the result was still good!
    So what's after Whole30 for me? Well I did 35 days of the diet, then when the weekend came, I knew I needed to reward myself for doing good, so I had some Paleo pancakes, and I had a cheat meal for dinner. I had a chicken shawarma sandwich with garlic sauce and some fried french fries. And after that I started reintroducing other food. I had an acai bowl with granola and another day I had some oatmeals, and not I'm starting to have my cappuccino again, not everyday though! I'm adding carbs and whey protein with almond milk, and dairy such as whole milk and whole greek yogurt. I choose healthy options when it come to carbs and eat them on the days I lift weights. So I can say that I am now doing a Whole30 foundation with additional food, and a cheat meal in the weekend! Whole30 really helped me to go back on track with my goals and become healthy again! I enjoyed the diet, and feel good physically and mentally. Even my skin and hair looks better! I know in the future I will do it again, and I will be better. I recommend  it for everyone! Not only for losing weight, but also for cleaning you body and most importantly, to gain a better knowledge about food. I believe that everyone should be knowledgable about what they eat, and take a better care about their body! Love your body! Eat good and stay active! And all the best who are doing the diet, or who are planning to start. Don't over think it, just start!
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from kassiemn922 in Headaches   
    People who create accounts just to voice their disagreement/disapproval on things they know nothing about have empty lives. Please be assured that no one here cares about your opinion or your know-it-all condescending attitude. Go back to facebook or your blog (an assumption on my part but I'll bet $5 you have one) if you need attention that bad. 
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Headaches   
    People who create accounts just to voice their disagreement/disapproval on things they know nothing about have empty lives. Please be assured that no one here cares about your opinion or your know-it-all condescending attitude. Go back to facebook or your blog (an assumption on my part but I'll bet $5 you have one) if you need attention that bad.