DrewMc

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    DrewMc got a reaction from Tj V in 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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    DrewMc got a reaction from Tj V in 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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    DrewMc got a reaction from Tj V in 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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    DrewMc got a reaction from Tj V in 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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    DrewMc got a reaction from Tj V in 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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    DrewMc got a reaction from Tj V in 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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    DrewMc got a reaction from Tj V in 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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    DrewMc got a reaction from Tj V in 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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    DrewMc got a reaction from Tj V in 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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    DrewMc got a reaction from Tj V in 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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    DrewMc reacted to Brad C in September 18 start date   
    @kirbz @DrewMc @Tj V @Tara R @AthenaC @Momo MK @R_Stan06 @3boysandagirl  @Mike5858 @AH117 @PennyJane @Nancy61 @kitkat90 @tayrex03 LET'S GOOO!!!!!!! We can do this!  Woke up a little hungry, and still feeling a little hungry and foggy after breakfast.  Walked into the faculty room and there on the table was a box of donut holes...just calling my name.  But I walked right past.  I was going to go back -- but then I came on here, and realized that I am not alone!  Gonna persevere through whatever I go through these next few days, so that I can feel good like @AthenaC mentioned.  Hang tough through the headaches, the fatigue, the sniffles, the cravings, etc. everyone -- WE CAN DO THIS!!!!  "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"...
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    DrewMc got a reaction from kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Keep it up @kirbz, you're doing great!
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    DrewMc got a reaction from Tj V in 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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    DrewMc reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Day 3: Monday, September 18
    Meal 1: three scrambled eggs cooked in avocado oil with chicken, orange bell peppers, zucchini, and spinach 
    Snack: GT’s Lavender Love kombucha  
    Exercise: 30-minute walk over my lunch break
    Meal 2: orange chicken over cauliflower rice; steamed broccoli (this ended up being a small meal because I didn’t have a lot of broccoli left and some of the chicken was freezer-burned and I couldn’t bring myself to gag it all down)
    Meal 3: Kirkland Signature Smoked Pulled Pork with New Primal Classic Marinade & Cooking Sauce; brussel sprouts pan-cooked in ghee with Kirkland Signature Organic No-Salt Seasoning
    Water Intake: ~100oz (which didn’t feel like enough to me, but is the amount recommended for me)
    Thoughts/Reflections: Eating breakfast early in the morning is really, really tough for me. I gagged my way through it this morning, was not able to finish the whole thing, and did not enjoy it in the least. Cooking during the week definitely sucks. I was “late” to work this morning because, as always, cooking a meal takes way longer than it seems like it should. I was pretty shocked that my seemingly modest breakfast left me feeling full until noon. And then I didn’t eat dinner until almost 8:30 but I didn’t feel that hungry even after nearly eight hours. Dinner prep was made easy thanks to a glorious grocery haul from Costco! Still no symptoms and no improvements. Basically, I feel no change at all. 
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    DrewMc reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Hi, I'm Kira and this is my second attempt at the Whole30. I made it to Day 7 last year and then opted to quit, deciding that it caused more stress than good (though I did quit before I had a chance to really see or feel any personal victories). I'm in a different life situation now and am committed to making it through the 30 days this time around! I'm going to log all of my meals and exercise publicly as an additional mechanism of accountability. I welcome any feedback, comments, or encouragement. I absolutely love this forum as a support network. 
    Goals: 
    I want more energy. I comment that I'm tired almost every single day and that drives me crazy. I wake up tired, I'm tired throughout the day, and I go to bed tired. I just want to be healthy again. I know I'm not and I feel it in every part of my body. I'm "only" 32 and shouldn't feel that way. I want to someday be 70 years old and still be active in the outdoors because my body is still strong and healthy.  I want more stamina to do the activities I love (i.e., hiking, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding). I don't want to be a slave to food. I LOVE chocolate and sugar and all things bad and eat them in ridiculous quantities. I want my food freedom to allow me to have a small portion of something I love and feel satisfied, rather than getting out of control so that I eat the whole bag of chocolate or the whole tub of ice cream.  I want to lose weight. I am currently in the "obese" category, though most people would not guess that based on the way I look and the activities I do. I feel it though and know this is not even close to being a good weight for me. 
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    DrewMc reacted to kirbz in Starting Sept 18th   
    @DrewMc There we go (I think). We have a German Shorthaired Pointer. He's our second. We have a 13-month old female and now we have an 8-week old boy! My fiancee and I LOVE them more than we could possibly express and they are the center of our lives! 
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    DrewMc reacted to Brad C in Starting Sept 18th   
    Good luck to you and your fiance, Drew!  There are lots of us in the same boat.  I keep joking with my wife and daughters that I will quit drinking soda and eating better "on Monday" -- well, here we are!  Hope your first day is going well - good things are in store for you both!
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    DrewMc reacted to kirbz in Starting Sept 18th   
    Good luck to you! I started on Saturday and am on Day 3. You can definitely do this! Just remember those goals and remember there are many of us out there going through this too!
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    DrewMc got a reaction from Brad C in 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!