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  1. 8/7 start Reintroduction

    We are starting reintro tomorrow. I'm going to start with gluten-free grains. I am quite looking forward to it. My husband hasn't fared well on this plan and is anxious to include more carbs. Both of us have tamed the sugar monster which in itself is amazing! I'm thankful he did this with me as I'm not sure I could have alone. I look forward to reading everyone's intro stories. @Karen L Thanks for starting this group!
  2. August 7th Start Date

    Yay! I'm so happy to make it to this day! I can't believe it! Without thinking twice, I threw sausage and veggies into the oven for lunch. No biggie! I will be joining the reintro group too. I really enjoyed reading everyone's stories in this group. It truly helps! Congrats to everyone else too!
  3. August 7th Start Date

    I plan to keep up as well afterward. I really like the idea of a place for check-ins. This forum has been a lifeline during this time!
  4. August 7th Start Date

    Hi all! I took my kids to a birthday party this eve and wow the cravings were strong but I was good and ate some watermelon. @Karen L I've begun thinking about reintroduction. I can't believe it's almost been 3 weeks already! Also, no tiger's blood here either. If anything, I've been losing energy and getting brain fog a lot. I've begun wondering if I'm missing a nutrient. I do love my clothes fitting better though. I'm not giving up!
  5. August 7th Start Date

    Day 16 and no tiger blood! Today was almost as rough as the day after my 40th birthday. I had such low energy and was the most tempted to quit today that I've ever been. I feel like I spend all free time in the kitchen and some other details and tasks are starting to get missed. School is starting and I don't know if I'll be able to keep this up. I'm exhausted and so craving my coffee granitas and Mexican food. I'm pretty certain it was just a rough day and I'll be back at it again tomorrow. I was reminded by how ingrained old habits can be. I'm determined not to give up. Maybe it's a lack of drinking water. I haven't been drinking enough water. Whew this is not for wimps!
  6. August 7th Start Date

    Day 14! Just checking in. We bought a rotisserie chicken yesterday and I asked how the store cooked it, it sounded clear. I got it home and after my husband dug into it and ate a small amount, we realized it had a brine that included turbinado sugar. He did not eat the skin and he was worried he ruined his Whole30, but I assured him he probably didn't get much sugar. Bless his heart, he's doing the Whole30 to be a support to me and he's really trying hard. I love him for it. I must say, yesterday was the first day in awhile I woke up feeling great. I've had a lot of brain fog. I think it was a sugar detox maybe. I noticed a lot are saying these are rough days for them. My worst day was day after my 40th birthday but since then I've evened out. Let's do this! Hope everyone has a great Sunday!
  7. August 7th Start Date

    Thank you @SugarcubeOD, @MarieC1978 and @Jim4884 for the kind words. Things have calmed down some. I am still shocked by how powerful the whammy was. I wanted sugar and bread so bad to help cope. I'm thankful this group exists. It helps during times like this.
  8. August 7th Start Date

    Ok, so yesterday I turned 40 and I thought all was great! I had a smoothie bowl which felt like such a treat! Fast forward to today...I can't stop crying. It's like my emotions got hit by a truck. I'm listening to sad country music and I hate country music. I'm wondering if I made a mistake doing the Whole30 during this 40th birthday which is a difficult one for a lot of people. I thought it was all amazing and then this. In shocked because I'm a pretty strong person. Can the Whole30 really mess up emotions like this? Wow! Thanks for letting me vent.
  9. August 7th Start Date

    I so relate. I almost dug out the scale yesterday or so. I resisted though. I thought "what I haven't lost any weight. I'll feel terrible." Lol! After all this struggle and sacrifice. I get why they say don't weigh. I chuckled at your "felt thinner" comment. I have those moments now too and I'm certain I've lost inches or cm already. Clothes are fitting better!
  10. August 7th Start Date

    We messed up on day 2 (non-compliant bacon) and the group kindly welcomed me to stay so I'll do the same to you. Please stay. Tomorrow will be better!
  11. August 7th Start Date

    Here's to Day 5! I enjoy catching up with the group. I felt great all day and can tell my clothes are fitting better. I had the most awful time going to sleep last night. I've had a few nights like that as well. I read where eating some starch might help. Also, my husband has a very physically demanding job and he's struggling to keep up his energy. Poor guy. I'm going to give him more potatoes. Also, if you haven't tried Nutpods...they are amazing! I have the French vanilla. Yum! Have a great weekend, all!
  12. August 7th Start Date

    My husband and I have had a rough day as well. He did a lot of lifting and ran out of energy while at work. I am kind of low energy and really miss my coffee granitas lol. I'm pretty sure it's sugar detox. Oddly enough, I've noticed I'm much more calm whereas usually I'm in a rushed, stressed frenzy. I'm not sure if the calm is from no sugar or an additive. So very interesting! I'm so glad this group exists. It helps to hear from others who have similar experiences.
  13. August 7th Start Date

    I baked a egg frittata last night and it is amazing! I don't even miss the cheese! It'll be nice for those early school mornings as we used to eat breakfast burritos. I just used the meat and veggies I had in the fridge, seasoned with cumin, oregano, garlic, chili powder and fresh parsley. 10 eggs poured over top. I do not feel deprived at all eating this stuff! Happy Day 3, all!
  14. August 7th Start Date

    Thanks for the quotes. I just hate to have to find a new group. My husband cooked up the bacon and it just slipped my attention.
  15. August 7th Start Date

    Just curious. Is the ghee a strong flavor? I haven't bought any yet.