Karen L

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  1. August 7th Start Date

    Do some Internet searching. I think you can't do it while you're on Whole 30, but after your 30 days, I think it's safe to have whole30 compliant "desserts". During the 30, it's the SWYPO, but afterwards... I think there are some good recipes available!
  2. 8/7 start Reintroduction

    Yay! Good for you. @invinciblechar It IS a lifestyle now so everyone else will have to get used to it! It's finally "easier". I love trying all the new recipes I'm finding. Eating creamy bacon and avocado zucchini noodles right now. SO good! I found a nice chocolate chili recipe to make this weekend (yes 100% cocoa powder only). Sooooo... got on the scale this morning. I know they suggest we wait, but I couldn't wait any more! Down 7.5 pounds total. Not the 15 I was crazily hoping for, but 7.5 isn't too bad for a month. More to come. I have another 40-45 I'd like to lose. And I don't want to rush it, so I'm fine if it takes another 6 months. It will stay off that way. Red wine tonight for sure. Cheers!
  3. August 7th Start Date

    WE DID IT!! WOOT! So, I started our reintroduction forum. Hope you guys will join me! I don't think you can actually click through on this link, but this is where it is on the forums page. Home \Life After Your Whole30 \Whole30 Reintroduction \8/7 start Reintroduction Almost thought I wasn't going to make it past Sunday due to some family unexpectedly in town, but I did!!!! LAST DAY!! YAY US!!
  4. Hi all! Just wanted to start our page for the reintroduction, and to continue our support post W30. As for me, I'm going to continue on the program, except for those special occasions (called the slow reintroduction). Would love the continued support! WE MADE IT!!!
  5. August 7th Start Date

    My ankles cramped up the other night but it passed. Bananas are supposed to help. Anything with potassium.
  6. August 7th Start Date

    Home stretch guys! Today is a "do I really have to wait 30 days?" day. I keep walking by the kitchen and seeing chocolate in there. But you know what? I stop to look at it. I stare at it and ask "do I really even want it?" And I find I don't! I guess I just want the idea of it. But too close now to cheat. No way!! =)
  7. August 7th Start Date

    HI! I was going to post today, too.. it's been awhile! I think you'll be fine. Your friend presumably knows you're dealing with other things, and she'll probably be happy she doesn't have to worry about feeding you! I'm sure they have their own system going. It will probably just be easier all around. I wouldn't even worry about trying to feed all of them.
  8. August 7th Start Date

    @SugarcubeOD - I think you've been great! You're corrective, but in such a kind non-judgmental way. It feels like you're one of us! I've enjoyed having you on the journey. Super helpful =)
  9. August 7th Start Date

    @PenguinSews Hi! I'd do both. You're welcome to hang out with us, but you may want to start (or join) a new thread, too. You may also be an inspiration to others as well as to us
  10. August 7th Start Date

    Me, too! We should definitely all keep in touch for check-ins. I had my brother & mom over for dinner yesterday- made cauliflower rice (my kids even ate it!), thai meatballs, and sweet potato/applesauce. Everyone loved it! My mom asked how long I was going to be doing this "diet", and why can't I choose a diet without weird food. I laughed and I told her I was! (and that it's a lifestyle, not a diet).
  11. August 7th Start Date

    Hi there. I'm mostly doing this to jump start weight loss and don't luckily have any other health issues. I would say, though, not to get discouraged. Sometimes our bodies take awhile to catch up. Three days ago, for instance, I tried on a pair of pants that were still too tight. Today they're a little too big! So I know I didn't change my eating these past three days, but what I've been doing finally caught up. I'd wait the 30, have your doctor do the blood work, and hopefully you will be pleasantly surprised.
  12. August 7th Start Date

    Not quite in soup mood yet. It looks good though! Went through a lot of "breakfasts without eggs" recipes and got a couple. Anyone else thinking reintroduction yet? I think I'm leaning towards the "slow" reintroduction route. Dying to know how much weight I've lost, but I don't think it's THAT much. Maybe? Some pants fit, others still don't.. and my stomach isn't magically flat yet..lol. I don't really have any cravings (except of course that glass of red wine), so i don't think I'm in a hurry to jump off. May even be getting the hang of cooking in batches? Hmm...I may be able to get used to this!
  13. August 7th Start Date

    At least you get to "enjoy" in your dreams! haha. But I guess there's still the guilt. Maybe I'll dream about a glass of red wine tonight. I hadn't been craving wine until this week. I guess all the temptations are just flitting their way through my imagination.. "don't forget about us".. I am able to resist them though now which is a huge plus! I told my daughter I couldn't buy oreos for the house, because I'd bee too tempted. Now, it's a temptation I could resist (yuck.. all that fake butter and fake flavorings). The fudge is a little harder, but possible. Probably why I had the two Larabars.
  14. August 7th Start Date

    So I searched to find out about roasting. I think I had been trying to roast some veggies, but I never wait long enough! I had a recipe for roasted butternut squash, but it just came out mushy and gross. The article I found said it may take up to 60 minutes (for some veggies, like squash). I'm excited to try this new world of roasting
  15. August 7th Start Date

    Yay. Good advice. Thank you. I kept feeling like I'm doing something wrong!