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  1. August 7th Start Date

    Hey all! I wanted to say I am SO HAPPY because I just walked into a just opened BAKERY this morning, and NOTHING looked good!!! WHOOO HOOO!! I once went a YEAR without ice cream, way before I found the Whole 30, and I can do it again, Ha! :-)
  2. August 7th Start Date

    Headed to a family friend's birthday party! Looking up the restaurant menu this morning to see what I can eat! No birthday cake for me, not even a bite!
  3. August 7th Start Date

    @ladyshanny-- Yes, I was referring to my Whole30 being over. The section in the book after the reintroduction phase... if you can find just the right dessert, savor it, then live with the consequences if you have to. That's all I meant.
  4. August 7th Start Date

    I'll do some research @Karen L! The books seem to say that it would be ok, but not sure.
  5. August 7th Start Date

    Hi all!! Congrats on completing your W30's!! I'm on day 8 of of my redo, and doing fine! Mom, and others keep telling me that I'm looking great! I am still wondering how having baking as a hobby works into this lifestyle, since I feel like I can't eat it anymore. I miss that part... someone please tell me I can at least have a bite of something when I'm done?? I mean, my husband can only take so many things to work.... lol. The good thing is that I can now bake something without a taste of the spoon so to speak!! That's so exciting for me! At least I have other hobbies too, and raising my two year old takes all the energy I have! I'm so glad that I have more energy that's even keeled! Just chcking in, and looking for advice...
  6. August 7th Start Date

    Okay. So I've made the difficult decision for myself anyway.... and I'm going to start over. I hope that means that the emails start back over at day 1 and I don't have to pay again. Yep. Kicking myself because I thought I was doing the right thing, but I just have to face the facts, I did something wrong and pull up my now fitting better big girl pants and just start over. I am disappointed with myself. But, I do have enough time before my next trip that I can get all 40 days done. So here's to take two, and not eating any birthday cake, even I'd my moms birthday is on day 3now...sorry, but I just had to get that off my mind. I hope it's ok if I stay in this group, or should I start a new thread tomorrow??
  7. August 7th Start Date

    Thank you SugarcubeOD! I will read that again, and I ate the cake because I had to test it for my daughter who is two. It was only a bite, but in hindsight, maybe my husband could have tasted it. I will keep an open mind and keep thinking about it....
  8. August 7th Start Date

    Day 20! I went to a friends birthday party yesterday... and only had one small bite of cake. I was good for the rest. I slept on it, and decided that I am not starting over because I am too close. I think I'm going to keep going on this program anyway, like maybe a whole 45 or something. People are starting to notice that "I've lost weight" or that " my belly doesn't fill out my shirt as much" hahaha! I'm not sure what the tiger blood feeling is, but I am sleeping better and my sugar cravings are not around anymore, except when I want to bake... or there is cake.... so that is good! This whole30 thing is not for the faint hearted... or those who want to bake as a hobby!! Whew!
  9. August 7th Start Date

    Hi all! So I'm back from vacation to Canada, and I did it! Well, I did the best I could. I did not cheat!! I even helped make all the dinners.... and most were sugary... like ham. We had dessert for every meal (? Really don't like that anymore), and I drank a glass of water. I need to find some compliant snacks, the Rx bars work, but I feel like I'm cheating and feeding the sugar dragon, so I'm not going to get them this grocery trip. Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm back, oh, and that yesterday's as the first day felt happy, like I could do this forever. Maybe the magic is happening?? Day 16 tomorrow... recipes to come soon! I'm working on trying to make them w30 compliant, and not sure I can...
  10. August 7th Start Date

    Thank you SO much @MarieC1978! I will call her and just talk to her, and see what we can come up with. I'm stalling I guess because I haven't seen this family member in years, but I can do. This because that doesn't matter! Thank you for the kind but tough love! I'll let you all know how it goes! As a side note, almost had an arguement over this w30 thing because I talked to my dad about it, who just doesn't like change I guess and didn't want to hear any of it. Oh well... just keep movin on with a smile!
  11. August 7th Start Date

    Hello everyone! Thank you @anchorageali for your story, I think it will help some. Anyone else have ideas? I want o stay as w30 compliant as I can without being that "annoying family member" so to speak... here is to day 9! I'm posting my questions again below for reference. I am going on a trip to Canada to visit my cousins, with my two year old daughter, who is sort of doing this with me (I've done my best to cut out bread for her, though my family is sabotaging sometimes which makes me mad). Anyway, how am I going to do this when I am with my family, and my cousin is a good cook?? I love clean eating, but I know I will feel sort of "required" to eat my families food... if you know what I mean. I usually am pretty good about picking things off/leaving things off (like bread). But I don't want to feel silly asking questions of my cousin. I won't try to make it awkward, but I'm afraid it will be because it is family. Advice? I am glad that today's email was about traveling! Quote
  12. August 7th Start Date

    Hi all! So, my first week was good, and I'm following the timeline pretty well so far.... my question is this: I am going on a trip to Canada to visit my cousins, with my two year old daughter, who is sort of doing this with me (I've done my best to cut out bread for her, though my family is sabotaging sometimes which makes me mad). Anyway, how am I going to do this when I am with my family, and my cousin is a good cook?? I love clean eating, but I know I will feel sort of "required" to eat my families food... if you know what I mean. I usually am pretty good about picking things off/leaving things off (like bread). But I don't want to feel silly asking questions of my cousin. I won't try to make it awkward, but I'm afraid it will be because it is family. Help? It's only day 8 today, and "magic" day 11 is in the middle of my trip if I'm counting correctly.
  13. August 7th Start Date

    MarieC1978 thank you SO much!! I really appreciate the word choices!
  14. August 7th Start Date

    Hi everyone! As you know, I've just started my Whole30 on Tuesday, so I'm on Day 5 today. First time doing this, and so far, I'm doing ok. I did have some questions. Is anyone is using the Real Plans for their meal planning, etc.? I have my serving size set to "1", and I made a quiche with 7 eggs for breakfast! I made it on Tuesday, and just finished it today! Am I supposed to eat the whole serving?? That just seems like a lot of eggs, for example. I cook dinner for my family (me, my husband, and 2 year old), and it serves them too! Also have some family trips planned (with my parents) to see some cousins coming up NEXT WEEK! How can I answer their questions (if they come up), so it doesn't become awkward? Other than being confident, of course. I mean, what do I say to questions like "What's wrong with bread?", "You make your own mayo?!", "What's wrong with... honey, milk, etc.", or simply... "What's the Whole30?"... without showing them the book? Thank you, and so it's clear, I did scour all over the forum trying to find a place to post these questions, and couldn't find anyone who had asked the same. Maybe I wasn't using the correct search words? So, I didn't know what category to put them in. Maybe a moderator could help find a spot? Please? I can't find where to post on the Whole30 Facebook group either.... all of the pages I have liked seem to have recipes and that's it. :-( Also, going out with family tonight for ice cream-- for them, NOT ME. Life sure is throwing me a curve ball!! Happy Saturday!
  15. August 7th Start Date

    Hi! I'm a newbie here, started my Whole30 on Aug 8th!! Day 4, and yes, right on schedule with the timeline. Ha! Just looking for support, as my husband is not doing this with me (except for the suppers), and I have my 2 year old daughter on board. Here goes 30 days to slaying my Sugar Dragon, hoping to lose weight (inches at least), and help my daughter with her allergy!