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  1. Started today, August 28, 2017

    Glad to hear you're sticking with it farm mechanic. I am too! I'm really proud that I've made it this far and feel like I can make it until the end and beyond. I feel really good and I'm sleeping so much better. I miss my wine though... I don't need it, but I want it. LOL
  2. Starting 8/28 Excited

    Day 17! I am so excited that I have made it this far No Slip ups. I've been packing lunch and breakfast and planning meals. I still miss my wine, but I know I can have some eventually. I guess I don't "need" it. I used to have my ritual glass of wine to unwind after work. Now I'm having herbal tea. I cannot believe how much better I sleep now. Before whole 30 I had to take sleep meds. Several days in, I found my sleep meds were making me sleepy during the day. My brain is no longer foggy and I don't have an afternoon slump where I need caffeine. I do still enjoy my morning black coffee, but that is the only caffeine I am consuming. At first I thought I'd try the whole 30, but now I'm convinced this is how I need to live. After whole 30, I won't go back to bread, sugar, etc. I will enjoy an occasional glass of wine and some cheese, but it won't be an every day thing. Wine & Cheese is really the only thing I miss. I definitely see another Whole 30 in my near future. My 18 year old son has been sticking with it as well. It has been awesome to have someone at home to do this with. He's cooked meals and helped plan our meals/shopping. I am so blessed to have such an awesome kid. He's so excited that his clothes fit better and he went down a size in his jeans. I had tried whole 30 before, but didn't make it beyond day 3, so this is huge for me. I almost cannot believe it, but my clothes are telling me otherwise and it is an awesome feeling. I hope everyone is doing well!
  3. 30 days with no wine!?

    The wine glass might be the added touch we need. In my tea stash I found a Tazo "passion" tea that is red in color. It has Hibiscus Flower, Natural Tropical Flavors, Citric Acid, Licorice Root, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Rose Hips, Lemongrass, and Fruit Juice Extract. Is fruit juice extract compliant? I know Citric Acid is allowed and fruit juice is compliant, but what about Fruit Juice Extract. Time for research. I remember this tea has a pretty red color, so maybe I can trick myself, especially if I serve it in a wine glass.
  4. 30 days with no wine!?

    I'm on day 2 and I'm with you. I miss my evening glass of wine. I don't feel head fog, but feel terribly bloated. I think I'll make some tea as well... thank you for the idea. My wonderful coworker friend said she'd have some wine for me tonight
  5. Starting 8/28 Excited

    I began my first whole 30 this Monday 8/28, and this evening I feel bloated. I hope this feeling resolves overnight. I'm drinking plenty of water. 28 more days to go I was planning to begin in September, but I'm planning to go to the Maryland Renaissance Festival on September 30th, so I started early. After that weekend, I'm planning to begin another Whole 30 on October 2nd. My husband wouldn't do this with me, but my 18 year old son joined me which makes me very happy. He's even helped with shopping and meal prep. I'm excited and I really feel like we can do this.
  6. Started today, August 28, 2017

    I started on August 28th as well along with my 18 year old son. So far, so good. No crash yet.