DrewMc

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  1. DrewMc

    September 18 start date

    @Brad C - Tell me about it, my eggs and mushrooms weren't very appetizing this morning either, of course I got out of bed 2 hour earlier then normal to get a jump start on the day's work (I own a software startup so a good week is 60 hours, lol), so that might have had something to do with it. @erinelizabeth - that's funny. Yeah, food guilt dreams .. are they technically night-mares? lol
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    September 18 start date

    Hows everyone doing, attitude wise? I snapped a few times in ways I wouldn't normally today.. maybe Ive reached "Kill all the things" a little early? :-)
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    September 18 start date

    @tayrex03 I actually had a bad dream last night that I had been drinking Smirnoff Ice the whole time I was doing the Whole 30.. until like 3 weeks in, and then @mmwtrance asked if she could have a sip. She said "I didnt realize these were compliant..." and I panic'd .. then I woke up! LOL. I guess I crave that sugar more then I thought!
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    September 18 start date

    @Brad C - Nice job overcoming that temptation! Having this as a place to talk about what we're all going through is going to help a lot, I agree @AthenaC. Hey @mmwtrance - This thread looks much more popular then mine was :-) Thought you all might like this calendar! I printed out a copy for the fridge and Im moving a little Egg-Man magnet forward day for day. Some of you are on the Dragon Day (4) I think? and the rest of us in Day 2. "It is not Hard.. curing cancer is hard.. drinking your coffee black is not hard".
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    September 18 start date

    Hello everyone! I started my Whole 30 yesterday as well, do you mind if I join you? I'm 38, and I'm continuing a year of very high stress where I gained back all of the weight I lost 3 years ago, it has me feeling pretty depressed. I'm really looking forward to feeling better, and seeing some weight loss at the end of these 30 days (or so) and then considering some reintroduction. Slaying the Sugar Dragon is going to be tough for me.. Im a 3-4 cups of coffee (with 2-3 sugars each.. = 12 packs of sugar a day?!) kind of guy, and I've quite that entirely. I picked up a sampler pack of loose leaf tea from a site a friend recommended, and I've been enjoying exploring some different tea's. So far (granted only 1 day in) it's been a success. Thanks for the tip about Costco, @kirbz, I'm thinking about making a trip too. Here we go everyone.. Day 2!
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    Kirbz's Whole30 Log

    Keep it up @kirbz, you're doing great!
  7. DrewMc

    Starting Sept 18th

    Very interesting dog breed visually (by a quick search). Happy for you. Puppies always bring all the love with them :-)
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    Starting Sept 18th

    Fantastic @kirbz (P.S. Click on the little drop down that appears to get the blue/attention affect.. you could even "tag me" in another reply on some other thread and I think I would see it. Kind of like Twitter.) ! I understand the food selection stuff can be kind of daunting especially with events like your backpacking trips.. so I think your decision before to stop was a good one. That said, doing it while you're house bound with your new puppy seems like the *perfect* time for it. What kind of dog did you get?
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    Starting Sept 18th

    Hmm, learning neat stuff about this forum.. did you know you could @kirbz people and I guess draw attention to people like @Brad C ? :-)
  10. DrewMc

    Starting Sept 18th

    Hey @Brad C! Thanks for the words of encouragement! So far Im right on track with what they say to expect as you start the program.. it's Day 1 and Im all kinds of fired up about it :-) We'll see if Day 3's "Kill all the things" holds true, lol! Are you starting a whole 30 program today then as well? @kirbz! I saw your Whole 30 Log when I went to create mine. I didnt click into many peoples because I didnt want to lurk on their private-ish stuff, but mine is out there too.. "Drew's Whole 30 Log" complete with depressing *before* pics of my current situation. You are absolutely welcome to "join us", we'll keep each other strong as we take each step. What do you feel like the biggest reasons are that you stopped last time? And what has you feeling more confident this time? Maybe instead of keeping our own personal logs we should keep more of a "group" log? So we're accountable to more than just ourselves.. but to each other as well? What do you think? I doubt my fiance' will log into the forums (tho I did tell her about them) much, so it's basically just me, but I'd really like more support then just talking to her about stuff.
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    Starting Sept 18th

    Hello Everyone! My fiance' and I are about to start our first round of Whole 30! I have a shopping list in hand for a weeks worth of meals, we're purged most of our pantry and we're ready to rock and roll. We're coming off of about a year of stress, new jobs, moving, etc. and we've both put on more pounds then we care to admit. On top of that I'm asthmatic, she's had migraines, chemical balance challenges, joint pains, and other ailments that we're hoping improved with our new relationship with food. It's time to do something, we've read the books, and just came off of vacation.. so the next thirty days look relatively manageable, with only a few challenging days on the calendar.. lets do this!