christine19

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  1. christine19

    Anyone continuing Jan Whole30 to make a Whole60?

    Hi everyone - I started my whole30 on December 26 and kept going - today is day 45
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    18 pounds is amazing!!!! Great job and congratulations!
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    A Whole100 starting January 1st

    Hi everyone - looking to join another fun group as I completed my Whole30 on January 24 and decided to stay on for a first Whole60. I have a business trip for a week in the middle of March, and completing 30 days at a time seems more manageable. I love that everyone is committing right away to 100 days! My first whole30 was January 2013 and I did much much better this time around. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next month will bring and looking forward to everyone's support and adventures!
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    Congratulations Elaine-O and WholeChristina on completing your whole30! Yay! So, today must be Day30 for the rest that originally started December 29.....congratulations to you all too! Would love to hear results and reintroduction plans or dare I say it...who might continue a bit further? Thanks to everyone for the support. Day 33 for me and good news is I actually forgot which day it was...starting to make a habit.
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    WholeChristina --- great job on staying compliant through the party! Woohoo! OK, so now I know why you're not supposed to weigh yourself during the Whole30 - for me, I think I would be on that scale every day and get frustrated and disappointed. I was kind of a wreck to even get on the scale I almost didn't do it! Drumroll...nine pounds! I also took measurements - one inch off my chest, two off my waist and two and a half off my hips. I thought I would have lost more, based on how my clothes fit, but I am happy to see progress. My skin and mind is clearer, I have more energy, my fitness levels have soared and my daily mood is much improved. It's official....it's day 31 of my whole60! Good luck to everyone on the home stretch....just a few more days to go!!!!
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    WholeChristina --- thank you and so proud of you for sticking it out thru the party to day 30! All those 80s dance moves will require you to eat more meatballs to re-fuel! Have a great time watching everyone else get tipsy!
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    Woke up to a winter wonderland on Day 30.....it's really here! Finally slept for 9 hours last night and now that I'm snow bound I will make another round of homemade mayo and soup! Jumping on that scale tomorrow and will do measurements. Still planning on continuing on to the 60 day mark. Feeling super proud but still dealing with the harsh reality that 30 days is not long enough for me to know that I have made a lasting change just yet. I read the whole30 article on food grief ....trying to paste the link here but it's really accurate for me. http://w30.co/foodgrief Anyone planning on continuing to a whole45 or 60? Would also love to know how the official reintroduction phase by category goes for those that are planning that and what the results are. Happy Saturday everyone!
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    Day 28 and this time I was one of 3 people that brought lunch instead of eating a catered 3 foot Italian sandwich!!!! It's all about choices and preparation. I still wish I slept better during the week - I don't get more than 6 hours until the weekend and I'm feeling it. Jalopy - of course you can keep posting! Thoughts, recipes, anything! WholeChristina - premade Paleo has whole30 starter packs and different meal amounts plus a la carte options. I live alone and sometimes I over-buy produce or protein and then can't get to it in time or had enough leftovers every day to make me crazy. This is a perfect portion and I can either decide in the morning what I want and defrost to put in a pan at night or just take it right out of freezer and boil if I forget. Just ordered more of the soups which are very handy. It seems expensive until you see the pile of food you get and then I always mix and match with my own food also so I'm not eating it for three meals and it lasts longer. It's like a grab bag so you don't know what you're gonna get, but not much I haven't liked except for beets and anything with curry (which I rinse off!). It has made me try different things I may not have tried or made on my own such as turnips and brisket. Rock on everyone ---- it's the home stretch!!!!!
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    Jalopy - so sorry about your dog as well. You did a great job on your whole20! Every day is an achievement. Day 27 done! That training luncheon was a much smaller deal than I made it out to be. No one would have noticed if I didn't say anything and I really didn't say much anyway. Got my turkey, olives and dressing out of the car and put it on salad. Exhausted from being on my feet all day so no workout. Ate leftover veg and a Pre-made Paleo brisket and some clementines. Amandyla - glad you found your tiger blood! I ate those meatballs for days! I recommend over spaghetti squash! WholeChristina - weighing myself on day 31 and no plans to do any reintroductions. Continuing on and doing a Whole60! Just ordered another pile of food from pre-made Paleo and the only thing I will relax on is maybe eating out compliant food even if it may have not the best oil or grass-fed whatever as I have not had one meal this entire time I didn't prepare myself. I feel like 30 days isn't enough for me to achieve optimal wellness. Can you step on your vanilla cupcakes? LOL
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    Day 26....got into a button down shirt I couldn't fit into and I happen to have it in 6 colors so that's 6 shirts I can wear now! Could not fall asleep last night until after midnight so only got less than 5 hours of sleep. Read somewhere to eat more carbs at night to get to sleep so had a ton of zucchini noodles and having some fruit. Tomorrow is the challenge day I've been dreading since day 1 but I'm sure I will survive. Conducting a training class in a hotel with a catered lunch I can't eat, save the plain tossed salad. It's not so much bringing the food in but being obvious in front of some people I'm meeting for the first time. Oh well so be it-I will eat a giant breakfast and get my protein from the car at lunchtime. Feeling and looking good and can't believe day 30 is in 4 days!
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    WholeChristina ----- you're on the home stretch! Tell those vanilla cupcakes to BACK OFF!
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    Terrible rainy and icy weather here but I was out of water and wanted to cook something in the oven so I went to the supermarket to restock. Made a nice split turkey breast, butternut squash and spinach. Feel better again today and didn't nap. I noticed yesterday I wasn't feeling well in the morning and I had the same issue last week when I ate nuts by themselves the day before as a snack. Like a small handful. I never thought I had an issue with nuts but now I realize both days when I had them with nothing else and not small pieces mixed with food I felt crappy the next morning. Day 24 is done so less than a week to go to day 30. Seems like forever and fast at the same time.
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    NazzaB - I agree...just shake yourself off and start again....you should be proud that you decided to do that so quickly. I'm sure you will bounce back faster after just one weekend off plan!
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    Just made the Zucchini Noodles from a Well Fed - OMG so delicious I can't stand it! Looks just like the picture in the cookbook! Paired it will red pepper chicken from Pre-made Paleo....I think it's the best meal I've had so far. Was tired after my mani pedi and took a very long nap - seems like a Saturday thing but still did a weight workout and cooked that dinner! Day 23 is in the books.
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    Starting on Monday, Dec 29th

    Day 22 and the Tiger Blood is rushing through my body! I was off work today and went out for a quick run (too windy) and then kickboxed tonight. I wear a Fitbit (I follow the whole30 rules and don't track the calories or food) and it was vibrating like crazy and sending me emails because I went over 11,000 steps, 5 miles and 32 floors! I was invited to a work conference in mid-March where there is a business formal night and I picked a suit out of my skinny girl's closet and plan to wear it. Will take a lot more work for that to happen but I'm determined and will most likely turn this into a Whole60! Hope everyone else is doing well on the home stretch!