dmrob2009

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  1. Hey, Sept 18thers. Starting our reintro thread as per request by @SugarcubeOD. Super excited about this! Congrats on getting here, all!
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    Good morning! Happy Saturday and good luck with you're next reintro item! Our next reintro will be tomorrow. The whole fam is reintroducing natural sweeteners and chocolate. We are all rather looking forward to that. I purchased a paleo baking book a few years ago that I'm just itching to try out. I've linked it below for those who are interested. https://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Sweets-Treats-Seasonally-Lifestyle/dp/159233556X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1508590037&sr=8-1 At any rate, feeling much better this morning after having been completely compliant yesterday. Thank goodness! Have a wonderful weekend, all!
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    I'm finally feeling better after my miserable first reintro experience. It was worth it though. I learned a lot about myself and what my body can tolerate, in the way of alcohol... not much. LOL How's your last week going, @SineadMon?
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    That's great, @Tj V! Getting through the holidays can be difficult when one is trying to stay healthy. Sounds like you've begun to devise a plan, though!
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    Good morning, all! Happy Friday! Yesterday was rough but I started feeling better late afternoon. We went ahead, much to my dismay (today) and continued our plan to reintroduce sulfite-free cabernet last night. Here is what I've learned... 1.) Wine does not make me feel as bad as beer but it still makes me feel bad. 2.) When you don't drink very often, you feel like crap when you do (or it's possible that drinking regularly makes feeling crappy the norm). 3.) Drinking is not even going to be a weekend thing for me. Special occasions only. 4.) One drink seems to be my sweet spot. Two gives me a hangover and three makes me puke. I'm a cheap date, LOL. My son reintroduced gluten free grains (organic popcorn, organic lime tortilla chips and sourdough toast). I asked him if he feels sluggish, bloated, unmotivated, achy, etc and he said maybe a lite sluggish and unmotivated. The true test is behavior, which really wasn't bad yesterday. My daughter reintroduced dairy. She had whole milk and cheese and is adamant the she is not experiencing any ill effects from it, but the 'tude tells me otherwise. She just loves her dairy and is afraid of losing it. LOL. I get it. Aside from the two day reintro, we've been compliant. We are 100% on the w30 wagon until Sunday, at which time we are reintroducing paleo sweet treats, stevia soda and dark chocolate. Feeling sorta puny today, but my brain is happy because I feel like I've learned some valuable lessons with alcohol and even about the kids' reintros. Have a good weekend, all! Good luck with your next reintro item!
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    Way to go, @CorgiLover! You are rockin' the traveling thing! I'll be doing the same in Dec and I'm a bit scared of it. I live in a small rural town and our little local grocery store is extremely overpriced with not a lot of options. We have to drive 30 minutes to our local co-op, so we have to meal plan carefully. Glad you were able to make it work!!!
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    Yum! I've always used an almond flour crust but I like cashews better. Thanks!
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    @SineadMon Right back at ya!!! Maybe jump on the reintro thread and keep us posted as to what you re doing after your whole 30 is over and let us know what's working, not working for you? So glad you're feeling good!
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    Sure thing! Here it is...
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    @Svmomma I have further observations about alcohol reintro. We all know, from reading the book and also from other sources, that drinking alcohol is like pouring sugar down your throat. Having said that, in addition to feeling dehydrated, my cravings for bread are through the roof! I've not partaken, but the desire to do so is insane. Anything... just anything... to make the the nauseous feeling go away. So, I ate some bacon and a leftover baked sweet potato for breakfast. The thought of eggs makes my stomach turn currently. Also, zero motivation to get anything done. All that from 3 stinkin' beers, and gluten free, at that!
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    @Tj V one thing is for certain, this program really makes us think about our decisions regarding food. I'm in recovery mode, too, from reintro. LOL. Hope you feel better soon!
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    Thanks! It's so easy to over-do it when you're in the moment! LOL. I can totally relate.
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    Girl, this is totally normal. Many of us are here because we have an unhealthy relationship with food. I absolutely LOVE cake, ice cream and chocolate. I am a baker and just love this time of year because I have lots of opportunities to bake... and eat! Sigh. But I've been putting on winter layers for the last 3 years, about 10lbs each year, that are becoming difficult to get off. That's why I'm here now and using this Whole 30, not for weight loss, but to attempt a change in the way I feel about food. Reintro is a vital part of this. Not sure if you've been on the reintro thread today or not, but I urge you to jump on and see what's happening. This is truly VERY eye opening and I'm back in the comfort zone of Whole 30 compliance for the next two days. This is the first reintro that I've attempted in 3 Whole 30's. It's an experience that you do not want to miss out on. I'm already finding that negative effects from alcohol reintro are shaping my desire to partake in craft beer (gluten free), which I love. I just cannot do beer anymore. It doesn't agree... at all. I guess my point is... you've come this far. Just hang in there and get yourself through reintro. You'll thank yourself later.
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    So yesterday my husband and I reintroduced alcohol )gluten-free beer, to be exact). I had 3 over the course of several hours and can honestly say that I felt so sick last night that I threw up . I don't know if it was the beer (should have done the wine instead) or the alcohol, in general. All that I know is beer is not. my. friend. My husband had a little more than I did and was feeling ill last night, as well. Our take-home from this is that 1.) alcohol is going to require further investigation. 2.) I think I've developed a permanent aversion to beer of any kind. 3.) Less is more. The kids are not awake yet so I have nothing to report about their reintro thus far. We were compliant otherwise and will be back on strict Whole 30 for two days. Alcohol was originally going to be a two-day reintro for us because of events scheduled, but that went out the window for me as of last evening. @Mike5858 I hope you and your wife get to feeling better today. Just a heads up, it was probably the gluten that is making y'all feel bloated. Sourdough (the fermentation process renders the bread naturally gluten-free) and gluten-free breads, in general, are a good alternative to avoid the inflammation, which wheat is know for. I truly believe you can still enjoy your grains from time to time without feeling super bloated. Gluten makes me feel absolutely terrible.
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    Oh, that makes me look forward to grain reintro! Sounds like a delicious breakfast, Mike!
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    @SineadMon Sure thing! Definitely no 'light switch' moment for me. My version of tiger blood, if this helps at all, was more motivation and less dreading of mundane chores that seemed monumental before I started this program (cooking being one of those things... heck, I sort of enjoy it now!). Also, the joint pain that seemed to flare back up midway has since disappeared. So, I would definitely NOT be able to run a mile without getting very winded (if I was able to do it at all ) but I could walk forever and ever. It's all sort of relative to where you were before Whole 30. After you begin feeling better, maybe, as @kirbz suggested, print out the NSV checklist and fill it out. I guarantee you'll check off more than you think you will.
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    Thank you. I hope you get to feeling better soon!
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    Hey, @kirbz. I'll be working on my NSV's today, along with the rest of the fam. We did not weigh ourselves this time around, as I found myself being obsessed with the idea of losing weight last Whole 30 go and the notion of NSVs was completely lost with me, so we are focusing on those this time and using this as a primer for our upcoming programs... the Primal Blueprint for DH and kiddos and Bright Line Eating for myself. @SineadMon so you'll be sticking it out for the duration? I hope so... you've come so far!. Reintro will be here in no time!!! @Nancy61 yes, definitely! We've been doing these cleanses yearly. Happy Wednesday, all!
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    Good morning, all! It's hard to believe that reintro is here! We're definitely doing the quick roll and getting everything over with as fast as our bodies will allow for it. If the waiting time between each item reintroduced takes longer than 2 days, so be it. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be reintroducing alcohol, dairy, gluten free grains, sweet treats and legumes, albeit everyone is sort of doing their own thing. Each family member has their own plan for reintro that works in conjunction with our Whole 30 meal plan. The only thing we'll be doing together, as a family, will be sweet treats on Sunday. That will be fun, as I have lots of ideas for that one. Looking forward to small amounts of red wine and gluten-free beer today... and maybe some vanilla extract thrown into the mix somewhere for flavor. Have fun!
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    I'll be toggling between both threads, too.
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    Glad you're here! I'm really looking forward to a little red wine tomorrow!
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    Welcome!!!
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    This is going to be fun!!! See you here tomorrow!
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    Okay, starting one now entitled 'Sept 18 start date reintro' Link added by mod
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    I hope you do follow to the reintro thread... not sure if it's been set up yet. Planning for reintro is fun... probably why the week goes by so quickly. Hang in there! You're on the home stretch now!