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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to LizaQ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    All done!! I lost 7.2 pounds - a nice amount for 30 days. I'm reading up on the Paleo AIP (auto-immune protocol) and I will be transitioning to that from the W30 gradually. Eventually I will reintroduce things!
    I can honestly say that even though some things are not better (skin) and some are worse (bathroom issues), I do have more energy and less pain. That is HUGE for me!!
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    THANK YOU for this! I have been panicking over what happens after Day 30... It’s technically Day 32 for me, but I keep saying, just one more day. It DOES feel safer to stay here... But that’s not the point!! I just kept waiting for someone to tell me what to do... But I need to figure it out for myself and find my WholeKira. I mean I “knew” this, but reading this - it finally clicked. Sitting down to make my own reintroduction schedule now. 
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Wow, @tutormom, a harsh lesson indeed. Be kind and gentle with yourself over this. You not only learned a major lesson but you gave “us” a heads up warning. Hopefully you can drink lots of purified water and get some good rest to recover. Thanks for the warning! Be encouraged! xo Dianne
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Good morning @AtlantaJJ! I’ll be going along with you, with a bit of reintroduction during a family wedding wedding and my son’s visit from out of state, mid June-ish. I plan on going more vegetarian but I too fight inflamation, in fact I have two of those bone broth’s in my cupboard now! And I still have more meat left. I eat eggs daily too. 
    It has been a real change for me to cook 3 meals a day too! I did purchase two salads with chicken, but other than that I cooked. Wow, a new and improved me!
    ill see ya on the forum! Keep posting! Loved hearing from you!
    Be encouraged! xo Dianne
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to AtlantaJJ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hello Every!!

    I'm not quite at the end, I'm going until May 15th because of a slip and I want to stay Whole30 while are doing a weight loss challenge at work. Whole30 has been an amazing experience for me! The number one benefit is that I cooked all except one meal for myself the entire month of April. That is a miracle. I spent way too much money, purchased new cookware, a spiralizer, an Instant Pot, dusted off my food processor. (I am determined to make the perfect beet chip. I doubled my grocery bill but I slashed my eating out bill. My son is addicted to breakfast egg muffins, I love them too, because it's hard for me to eat boiled eggs, I had to come up with a plan to eat eggs on the go.  I also joined Real Plans, game changer for me.  Whole30 stopped my crazy snacking at night. That was huge! 
    The first thing I want to add back is some type of powdered protein because I workout a lot, and I need to be able to have fast protein when I'm on the run. I found out that Dr. Axe has a bone broth protein that is expensive, but it's a very healthy way to get protein. I also discovered adding beet powder to the protein as a fast way to add a healthy carb post workout. I could also roast beets and add them to a smoothie if I have more time.  
    I plan to read some of the Whole30 books and do another Whole30 in the future. I felt a little rushed going into this Whole30.  I plan to stay Paleo-ish because I want to fight inflammation. I think it's the best option. The only thing I really want to add back is legumes, and a very limited amount of grains, very slowly. (Beans and rice will help my food budget! )  
    Sorry I wasn't more active on the forum, but I was spending so much time in the kitchen, I am getting a little more efficient with my cooking now too!  I lost 10 lbs so far!! 
    Great journey!
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    Let's Dooooo It! got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Well...the day is just about over. 30 days are quickly coming to an end.
    Thank you ALL...this focused and determined bunch on THIS thread were definitely instrumental in my success.
    I hope we have all secured more grip over the inanimate object...food...and will carry this knowledge on...that cravings come and go, but we remain in control of the outcome. No guilt, just well informed choices.
    Well done everyone...WELL DONE!!! 
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    Let's Dooooo It! got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Well...the day is just about over. 30 days are quickly coming to an end.
    Thank you ALL...this focused and determined bunch on THIS thread were definitely instrumental in my success.
    I hope we have all secured more grip over the inanimate object...food...and will carry this knowledge on...that cravings come and go, but we remain in control of the outcome. No guilt, just well informed choices.
    Well done everyone...WELL DONE!!! 
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    Let's Dooooo It! got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Well...the day is just about over. 30 days are quickly coming to an end.
    Thank you ALL...this focused and determined bunch on THIS thread were definitely instrumental in my success.
    I hope we have all secured more grip over the inanimate object...food...and will carry this knowledge on...that cravings come and go, but we remain in control of the outcome. No guilt, just well informed choices.
    Well done everyone...WELL DONE!!! 
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    Let's Dooooo It! got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Well...the day is just about over. 30 days are quickly coming to an end.
    Thank you ALL...this focused and determined bunch on THIS thread were definitely instrumental in my success.
    I hope we have all secured more grip over the inanimate object...food...and will carry this knowledge on...that cravings come and go, but we remain in control of the outcome. No guilt, just well informed choices.
    Well done everyone...WELL DONE!!! 
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to Crystal78 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    We did it! 30 days....congratulations everyone way to go. I hope you all are feeling mentally fantastic today because you totally rocked this! Take care and hopefully I see you on here again. I am starting again may 21st. I have inspired a few friends so I'm going to walk through this with them. 
    Take care
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to LizaQ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I've been thinking about the Sugar Dragon. I haven't felt any physical pull towards sugar, probably because I did WW for a few month first. But it's an emotional pull. I love to bak and I love to celebrate. I like to stop for froyo after dinner with my husband. I like to share birthday cake or Christmas cookies...or anytime cake and cookies!!..with family and friends. I like to offer guests a slice of homemade apple cake. I like to have Cinnabon in the mall with my kids. It's also a taste thing - sugar is delicious. Not more delicious than guacamole or steak. But delicious enough that I would miss it if I could never have it again.
    I am able, for months at a time, to eat sugar in moderation. And then I go off the rails for a bit. And then I am moderate again. I think I will read the Food Freedom book before I decide how I am going to handle sugar.
    Just thinking out loud here!
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    Let's Dooooo It! got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Well, MY day 30 is tomorrow. And I will take you up on your offer @suzannes. Checking in will keep ME on the straight and narrow...
    One more day...
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    Let's Dooooo It! got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Well, MY day 30 is tomorrow. And I will take you up on your offer @suzannes. Checking in will keep ME on the straight and narrow...
    One more day...
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    Let's Dooooo It! got a reaction from LizaQ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I assure you that you CAN enjoy your anniversary and not compromise your eating...if that's what you choose to do.
    That being said, no regrets, WHICHEVER you choose. Do it with GUSTO! 
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi there Apriler’s and @Roonster! I’m continuing on moving in a modified version of Whole30 Vegetarian. Right now I still have some meat to finish off but that’s the direction I’m moving in. I don’t want to reintroduce foods that made me ill, which may be lots of them! I do have my son coming and a family wedding so I’ll be allowing for that too. But I don’t want to make choices that make me ill. So I’ll be here! Keep checking in! I’ll be glad to be hearing from you! xo Dianne
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to Roonster in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I finished my day 30 yesterday, but I think I'm going to continue with a modified version for another 30 days. AKA, my sugar dragon is still breathing fire, but I would like to do reintro of everything else to see what I may or may not be sensitive to. The funny thing is that I feel much better in a lot of ways, and I don't really want to do reintro and risk eating something that makes me feel bloated, tired, etc.
    I considered trying to do a whole60, but I am scheduled to start travelling for work again, a lot, and I know it's too hard to do this while travelling in foreign countries. Plus, I have a weekend here and there, and I want to try local delicacies The challenge now is defining what my Food Freedom looks like. I think it will be very close to whole30, with maybe some cheese, cream or wine (assuming I'm tolerant) when I'm home. I've enjoyed these 45 days (the last 30 were straight whole30, the first two weeks I ate hidden soy and grains, oops!) and the challenges of cooking. I've come to love Mel Joulwan's recipes, and plan on using her cook books for the future.  The combo of really tasty, varied foods with actual hard books... the best!
    If anyone keeps using this thread, I'll keep checking in, at least through reintroduction! I haven't been nearly as active at posting as I wanted, but I've enjoyed reading everyone's experiences!! I am WHOLE30
     
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    Let's Dooooo It! got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Well, MY day 30 is tomorrow. And I will take you up on your offer @suzannes. Checking in will keep ME on the straight and narrow...
    One more day...
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to suzannes in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Congrats everybody, well done! It was nice traveling along with you on the April Whole30. It went by really fast surprisingly. 
    Like @bigmamabird I'm going to continue at least another month since my sugar dragon is still breathing fire, and I just want to make this healthy way of eating a good solid habit, and see if I can continue to relieve some health issues.
    So, I'll be around here if anyone wants to chat more about this journey or just wants to check in sometime. 
    Good luck, best wishes, and bon voyage to all of you fellow Whole30ers! 
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    Let's Dooooo It! got a reaction from Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I am confident that you will... 
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    Let's Dooooo It! got a reaction from LizaQ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I assure you that you CAN enjoy your anniversary and not compromise your eating...if that's what you choose to do.
    That being said, no regrets, WHICHEVER you choose. Do it with GUSTO! 
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    Let's Dooooo It! got a reaction from LizaQ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I assure you that you CAN enjoy your anniversary and not compromise your eating...if that's what you choose to do.
    That being said, no regrets, WHICHEVER you choose. Do it with GUSTO! 
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to LizaQ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Congratulations to all of you who are DONE!
    I'm just on Day 28...and I am not sure if I will reintroduce right away or take another week. I am still having occasional digestive issues and I would like to give it a little longer before I start having beans etc. again...but I am eager to see if anything really affects me!! But it hasn't really been difficult. But our anniversary is coming up and I'd like to be able to eat out with a little less stress about cooking oil etc. But but but...just not sure!
    I'll probably be posting a thread with my reintro plan in the reintroduction section as soon as I have thought it through a bit more.
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Happy Day!!! Day 30!!! Congratulations to everyone who completed the program!!! It's been fun riding out the last 30 days with you. I'm curious to see how the measurements will work out this evening.
    Hats off to those of you continuing for another 30. I don't think i'd have to many issues continuing along the same journey. My wife on the other hand is looking forward to a little creamer in her coffee.  Other than that, I think she would be fine as well.
    It's been fun, interesting, nerve racking, a little stressful, and a great learning experience of all the hidden ingredients in what is called "food".  I hoping to take what I've learned to the next level and continue to eat healthy. This was a great first step! I'm glad i did it!!
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to bigmamabird in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Woo-hoo!!!  Last day!!
    I'm going to do another month, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone on this thread.  I'm so happy to have done this with you.  
    I anticipate this next month to be a breeze because I'm already in the zone.  And also because fruits and veggies are starting to come into season so it will be easier on the budget.
    Congratulations everyone!!
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    Let's Dooooo It! reacted to dnewc in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I totally miscounted and thought yesterday was the last day.   I keep thinking a day ahead.... Well one more day won't hurt me. I even have some paleo bacon I can cook this morning. Aaah but I was looking forward to that glass of wine...
    I forgot to weigh and measure myself before starting but I am excited to hear about everybody's successes!