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    Seana H got a reaction from life love laughter in Giving up wine for W30   
    I am so happy to find this post today!!! I have a huge Wine Dragon sitting on my couch everynight at 8pm. This is Day 4 for me, and the last three nights I have not been able to relax and go to sleep. The food is not an issue at all - but all I can think about is a nice glass of cold chardonnay. Makes me feel a bit weak - but hopefully this craving will give way.....
    I also wonder if craving white wine is also a sugar craving?
    Love the idea of putting sparkling water in a wine glass - yes, it is ALL about the glass!
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    Seana H got a reaction from foodlovenotfoodwar in Pretty please: don't claim food allergies if you don't have them.   
    I am a caterer and wedding planner. I make it standard practice now to bring a certain percentage of gluten-free, vegan options and plain fruit options to every event I plan. You never know what will be asked of us onsite (and we don't have a full kitchen to cook when we are doing parties) so I try to come prepared. I never want to say "I'm sorry, I don't have any food for you."
    However, I cannot tell you how many times we are given a list of dietary restrictions before a big plated dinner - and not one guest actually asks for the special meals they have offered. Even though they are told in advance that we have what they have pre-selected. This tells me it was a preference, and not important enough for them to tell their waiter that they ordered a meal without garlic (as just one example). It is not the effort and time that really frustrates me - it is the wasted food!!! At the end of an event last week, I had twenty leftover "special meals" that no one requested. Due to current Health Department rules, I can no longer take leftover food to a local food bank. It is all thrown away.
    I had a wedding once where a guest told me she had a severe allergy to gluten. I take this very seriously.....and the dinner was a buffet, so I couldn't take any chances on cross-contamination. So I left the party, went to Whole Foods and got her an entire dinner that I could guarantee was "gluten free". When I came back to give it to her at her table, she was eating a hamburger slider (bun and all) and fries. When she saw me she tried to hide her plate and pretend it was her boyfriend's. Really???????
    Like you, Kaybee, being in the hospitality industry I have no problem going above and beyond to give my client's guests what they need and desire - but when when I get jerked around it is much more difficult to genuinely care about the next request.
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    Seana H got a reaction from life love laughter in Giving up wine for W30   
    I am so happy to find this post today!!! I have a huge Wine Dragon sitting on my couch everynight at 8pm. This is Day 4 for me, and the last three nights I have not been able to relax and go to sleep. The food is not an issue at all - but all I can think about is a nice glass of cold chardonnay. Makes me feel a bit weak - but hopefully this craving will give way.....
    I also wonder if craving white wine is also a sugar craving?
    Love the idea of putting sparkling water in a wine glass - yes, it is ALL about the glass!
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    Seana H got a reaction from Javagal78 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I have typed several responses and not posted them - as I want to remain calm and not confrontational. But now, I have to speak out.
    Those of us that (1) feel that our weight is unhealthy for ourselves, and (2) choose to make weightloss one of many goals in our Whole30 are sharing our own feelings and experiences. Pomme, you feel judged and that we are hitting your triggers by discussing our very personal and painful feelings?? Then don't participate in this thread. It is just like me not wanting to read about cauliflower recipes because I hate cauliflower and it makes me nauseous. You have a choice to participate or not - please don't sling mud as you walk out the door. It's ok. We won't judge you for not wanting to participate.
    We are all mature adults that have a life full of feelings about health, weight, and body image. We all deserve to have our own feelings. Am I 60lbs overweight? Yes. Does it bother me? Yes. Do I know that my husband doesn't find me attractive anymore? Absolutely. But these are MY feelings. I could care less if anyone else is 60lbs over where they want to be? If you want to say "it's ok to be fat" then do it. I don't even know you or what your concept of "fat" is. I do know that I started a Whole30 because I felt unhealthy, bigger than I wanted to be, and so irritable that I was not being the mother I wanted to be to my children.
    So I am going to support Suzy, Lauraska, and anyone else on this thread and others that are opening up with some VERY personal feelings. Because I have a choice to stay on a thread, or not. We all have our "triggers" who is anyone to say that my triggers aren't as important as their own? The irony is that you are judging the rest of us.
    And the moderators have done exactly what they should. We don't need babysitters, here. We are all adults.
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    Seana H got a reaction from lulunicole in Coffee Creamer?   
    This creamer is AWESOME, FANTASTIC, and is saving my life on Whole30. I am addicted to French Vanilla Coffee Creamer, and so the first couple of days I thought I would lose my mind. However, this recipe is easy, yummy and frothy - so it will definitely help your morning coffee.
    http://followingmynose.com/2010/10/a-primal-non-dairy-coffee-creamer/
    The melted coconut oil makes a real difference, so it is worth tracking it down and using it in this recipe.
    Enjoy!
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    Seana H got a reaction from Javagal78 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I have typed several responses and not posted them - as I want to remain calm and not confrontational. But now, I have to speak out.
    Those of us that (1) feel that our weight is unhealthy for ourselves, and (2) choose to make weightloss one of many goals in our Whole30 are sharing our own feelings and experiences. Pomme, you feel judged and that we are hitting your triggers by discussing our very personal and painful feelings?? Then don't participate in this thread. It is just like me not wanting to read about cauliflower recipes because I hate cauliflower and it makes me nauseous. You have a choice to participate or not - please don't sling mud as you walk out the door. It's ok. We won't judge you for not wanting to participate.
    We are all mature adults that have a life full of feelings about health, weight, and body image. We all deserve to have our own feelings. Am I 60lbs overweight? Yes. Does it bother me? Yes. Do I know that my husband doesn't find me attractive anymore? Absolutely. But these are MY feelings. I could care less if anyone else is 60lbs over where they want to be? If you want to say "it's ok to be fat" then do it. I don't even know you or what your concept of "fat" is. I do know that I started a Whole30 because I felt unhealthy, bigger than I wanted to be, and so irritable that I was not being the mother I wanted to be to my children.
    So I am going to support Suzy, Lauraska, and anyone else on this thread and others that are opening up with some VERY personal feelings. Because I have a choice to stay on a thread, or not. We all have our "triggers" who is anyone to say that my triggers aren't as important as their own? The irony is that you are judging the rest of us.
    And the moderators have done exactly what they should. We don't need babysitters, here. We are all adults.
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    Seana H got a reaction from Javagal78 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I have typed several responses and not posted them - as I want to remain calm and not confrontational. But now, I have to speak out.
    Those of us that (1) feel that our weight is unhealthy for ourselves, and (2) choose to make weightloss one of many goals in our Whole30 are sharing our own feelings and experiences. Pomme, you feel judged and that we are hitting your triggers by discussing our very personal and painful feelings?? Then don't participate in this thread. It is just like me not wanting to read about cauliflower recipes because I hate cauliflower and it makes me nauseous. You have a choice to participate or not - please don't sling mud as you walk out the door. It's ok. We won't judge you for not wanting to participate.
    We are all mature adults that have a life full of feelings about health, weight, and body image. We all deserve to have our own feelings. Am I 60lbs overweight? Yes. Does it bother me? Yes. Do I know that my husband doesn't find me attractive anymore? Absolutely. But these are MY feelings. I could care less if anyone else is 60lbs over where they want to be? If you want to say "it's ok to be fat" then do it. I don't even know you or what your concept of "fat" is. I do know that I started a Whole30 because I felt unhealthy, bigger than I wanted to be, and so irritable that I was not being the mother I wanted to be to my children.
    So I am going to support Suzy, Lauraska, and anyone else on this thread and others that are opening up with some VERY personal feelings. Because I have a choice to stay on a thread, or not. We all have our "triggers" who is anyone to say that my triggers aren't as important as their own? The irony is that you are judging the rest of us.
    And the moderators have done exactly what they should. We don't need babysitters, here. We are all adults.
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    Seana H got a reaction from Javagal78 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I have typed several responses and not posted them - as I want to remain calm and not confrontational. But now, I have to speak out.
    Those of us that (1) feel that our weight is unhealthy for ourselves, and (2) choose to make weightloss one of many goals in our Whole30 are sharing our own feelings and experiences. Pomme, you feel judged and that we are hitting your triggers by discussing our very personal and painful feelings?? Then don't participate in this thread. It is just like me not wanting to read about cauliflower recipes because I hate cauliflower and it makes me nauseous. You have a choice to participate or not - please don't sling mud as you walk out the door. It's ok. We won't judge you for not wanting to participate.
    We are all mature adults that have a life full of feelings about health, weight, and body image. We all deserve to have our own feelings. Am I 60lbs overweight? Yes. Does it bother me? Yes. Do I know that my husband doesn't find me attractive anymore? Absolutely. But these are MY feelings. I could care less if anyone else is 60lbs over where they want to be? If you want to say "it's ok to be fat" then do it. I don't even know you or what your concept of "fat" is. I do know that I started a Whole30 because I felt unhealthy, bigger than I wanted to be, and so irritable that I was not being the mother I wanted to be to my children.
    So I am going to support Suzy, Lauraska, and anyone else on this thread and others that are opening up with some VERY personal feelings. Because I have a choice to stay on a thread, or not. We all have our "triggers" who is anyone to say that my triggers aren't as important as their own? The irony is that you are judging the rest of us.
    And the moderators have done exactly what they should. We don't need babysitters, here. We are all adults.
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    Seana H got a reaction from Javagal78 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I have typed several responses and not posted them - as I want to remain calm and not confrontational. But now, I have to speak out.
    Those of us that (1) feel that our weight is unhealthy for ourselves, and (2) choose to make weightloss one of many goals in our Whole30 are sharing our own feelings and experiences. Pomme, you feel judged and that we are hitting your triggers by discussing our very personal and painful feelings?? Then don't participate in this thread. It is just like me not wanting to read about cauliflower recipes because I hate cauliflower and it makes me nauseous. You have a choice to participate or not - please don't sling mud as you walk out the door. It's ok. We won't judge you for not wanting to participate.
    We are all mature adults that have a life full of feelings about health, weight, and body image. We all deserve to have our own feelings. Am I 60lbs overweight? Yes. Does it bother me? Yes. Do I know that my husband doesn't find me attractive anymore? Absolutely. But these are MY feelings. I could care less if anyone else is 60lbs over where they want to be? If you want to say "it's ok to be fat" then do it. I don't even know you or what your concept of "fat" is. I do know that I started a Whole30 because I felt unhealthy, bigger than I wanted to be, and so irritable that I was not being the mother I wanted to be to my children.
    So I am going to support Suzy, Lauraska, and anyone else on this thread and others that are opening up with some VERY personal feelings. Because I have a choice to stay on a thread, or not. We all have our "triggers" who is anyone to say that my triggers aren't as important as their own? The irony is that you are judging the rest of us.
    And the moderators have done exactly what they should. We don't need babysitters, here. We are all adults.
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    Seana H got a reaction from kaiser179 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    Dear CAK911,
    I feel that this thread is very supportive and accepting. Weight is a truly personal matter and I believe each person has their own struggle with their body image, and we should respect that. I don't feel that anyone here (or on this forum as a whole) is putting out blanket statements that being "fat" is bad...we are all commiserating and sharing our feelings about how we feel about our bodies. What "being fat" means to each of us is for us to decide for ourselves.
    I am on Day 22 and the past 3 weeks has completely changed my outlook for the better. But do I still feel like I'm carrying 50lbs extra weight and I hate it? Yes. Do I still feel unattractive to my husband? Yes. But only I can choose what that means for me. It's not about a number, it is about how I feel about myself.
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    Seana H got a reaction from kaiser179 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    Dear CAK911,
    I feel that this thread is very supportive and accepting. Weight is a truly personal matter and I believe each person has their own struggle with their body image, and we should respect that. I don't feel that anyone here (or on this forum as a whole) is putting out blanket statements that being "fat" is bad...we are all commiserating and sharing our feelings about how we feel about our bodies. What "being fat" means to each of us is for us to decide for ourselves.
    I am on Day 22 and the past 3 weeks has completely changed my outlook for the better. But do I still feel like I'm carrying 50lbs extra weight and I hate it? Yes. Do I still feel unattractive to my husband? Yes. But only I can choose what that means for me. It's not about a number, it is about how I feel about myself.
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    Seana H got a reaction from Javagal78 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I have typed several responses and not posted them - as I want to remain calm and not confrontational. But now, I have to speak out.
    Those of us that (1) feel that our weight is unhealthy for ourselves, and (2) choose to make weightloss one of many goals in our Whole30 are sharing our own feelings and experiences. Pomme, you feel judged and that we are hitting your triggers by discussing our very personal and painful feelings?? Then don't participate in this thread. It is just like me not wanting to read about cauliflower recipes because I hate cauliflower and it makes me nauseous. You have a choice to participate or not - please don't sling mud as you walk out the door. It's ok. We won't judge you for not wanting to participate.
    We are all mature adults that have a life full of feelings about health, weight, and body image. We all deserve to have our own feelings. Am I 60lbs overweight? Yes. Does it bother me? Yes. Do I know that my husband doesn't find me attractive anymore? Absolutely. But these are MY feelings. I could care less if anyone else is 60lbs over where they want to be? If you want to say "it's ok to be fat" then do it. I don't even know you or what your concept of "fat" is. I do know that I started a Whole30 because I felt unhealthy, bigger than I wanted to be, and so irritable that I was not being the mother I wanted to be to my children.
    So I am going to support Suzy, Lauraska, and anyone else on this thread and others that are opening up with some VERY personal feelings. Because I have a choice to stay on a thread, or not. We all have our "triggers" who is anyone to say that my triggers aren't as important as their own? The irony is that you are judging the rest of us.
    And the moderators have done exactly what they should. We don't need babysitters, here. We are all adults.
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    Seana H got a reaction from kaiser179 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    Dear Suzy, I am amazed I found your post today of all days. I am on Day 21 and I have had no whims to "cheat" until today. I want to go home and eat bad food so badly. Nothing really bad has happened today - I just want to cheat and give up.
    Even though I feel better than I have in years - and my clothes are a bit looser - I am already worried that the scale won't show as much progress as I am dreaming. So of course, the old me would say "you not going to succeed, so eat a cupcake with a glass of chardonnay anyway!"
    I think it is because I have only been getting 5-6 hours of sleep - and what a difference it makes. I love that my Whole30 is helping me understand what I need.
    You post was incredibly inspiring. I printed it so I could put in on my fridge tonight to ward away the eating late demon!
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    Seana H got a reaction from Javagal78 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I have typed several responses and not posted them - as I want to remain calm and not confrontational. But now, I have to speak out.
    Those of us that (1) feel that our weight is unhealthy for ourselves, and (2) choose to make weightloss one of many goals in our Whole30 are sharing our own feelings and experiences. Pomme, you feel judged and that we are hitting your triggers by discussing our very personal and painful feelings?? Then don't participate in this thread. It is just like me not wanting to read about cauliflower recipes because I hate cauliflower and it makes me nauseous. You have a choice to participate or not - please don't sling mud as you walk out the door. It's ok. We won't judge you for not wanting to participate.
    We are all mature adults that have a life full of feelings about health, weight, and body image. We all deserve to have our own feelings. Am I 60lbs overweight? Yes. Does it bother me? Yes. Do I know that my husband doesn't find me attractive anymore? Absolutely. But these are MY feelings. I could care less if anyone else is 60lbs over where they want to be? If you want to say "it's ok to be fat" then do it. I don't even know you or what your concept of "fat" is. I do know that I started a Whole30 because I felt unhealthy, bigger than I wanted to be, and so irritable that I was not being the mother I wanted to be to my children.
    So I am going to support Suzy, Lauraska, and anyone else on this thread and others that are opening up with some VERY personal feelings. Because I have a choice to stay on a thread, or not. We all have our "triggers" who is anyone to say that my triggers aren't as important as their own? The irony is that you are judging the rest of us.
    And the moderators have done exactly what they should. We don't need babysitters, here. We are all adults.
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    Seana H got a reaction from missnikka28 in Giving up wine for W30   
    Ok everyone! Let's get through the weekend!!! It is going to be tough - WE CAN DO IT!
    I'm telling myself a glass of wine will NOT be worth starting over. This has been too much work. This quote from Whole9 is now on my refridgerator:
    "It is not hard. Don't you dare tell us this is hard. Quitting heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You won't get any coddling, and you won't get any sympathy for your “strugglesâ€. YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE not to complete the program as written. It's only thirty days, and it's for the most important health cause on earth – the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime."
    LET'S KICK BUTT THIS WEEKEND and be proud!
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    Seana H got a reaction from Brad Hefta-Gaub in Giving up wine for W30   
    I shared my train wreck experience on a different post......but it it so pertinent to this thread.
    I finished my Whole30 on Saturday and proceeded to drink 3 glasses of wine and eat pizza.....long story, but it was in direct correlation to stress from a personal situation with a friend. (Can you say "emotional eating!!!")
    The next day I felt like crap - not only that I had crashed and burned. But also physically! Woke up with horrible headache + nauseous + yucky. Not the hangover type symptoms, but very different. So, even though I wanted to introduce wine back into my world, I now see it so differently. Wine is now something that makes me feel physically depleted and run down. My heightened awareness received a culture shock.
    So I'm back on track and going into a new Whole30 to repair my weekend damage. One of my goals this time? To reevalute (again) the role that unhealthy choices plays in my well being.
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    Seana H got a reaction from Cheryl J. in Giving up wine for W30   
    Well, I made it through another weekend. But I have to admit, I have been skirting social situations while during my first 17 days. I just don't trust myself to not give in. However, being an extrovert, I couldn't last much longer. So I invited three girl friends over last night for a impromptu evening. Three of us are doing Whole30, so it was easy since none of use are drinking. However, as I was cooking yummy Whole30 snacks and cleaning the living room to prepare - I kept mentally reaching for a wine glass!
    It was fun - I got 3 different flavors of Kombucha and we had a "kombucha" tasting.
    Felt bad for our fourth guest who knew nothing about the Whole30 - as that was the MAJOR topic of our evening. We had my dog eared Well Fed cookbook out and talked recipes for a couple of hours. It was fun, and I have to admit I didn't miss the hangover this morning!
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    Seana H got a reaction from missnikka28 in Giving up wine for W30   
    Ok everyone! Let's get through the weekend!!! It is going to be tough - WE CAN DO IT!
    I'm telling myself a glass of wine will NOT be worth starting over. This has been too much work. This quote from Whole9 is now on my refridgerator:
    "It is not hard. Don't you dare tell us this is hard. Quitting heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You won't get any coddling, and you won't get any sympathy for your “strugglesâ€. YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE not to complete the program as written. It's only thirty days, and it's for the most important health cause on earth – the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime."
    LET'S KICK BUTT THIS WEEKEND and be proud!
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    Seana H reacted to MJKinOki in 2 Days Off...Back On The Whole30 Train Tomorrow!   
    I finished my first Whole30 two days ago (feeling like a million bucks and down 6 lbs) and the SuperBowl got the best of me! All the food I thought I wanted has left me bloated with indigestion and a headache! Starting a new Whole30+ tomorrow (until my hubby gets home from Afghanistan mid-March) and I can't wait!
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    Seana H reacted to SarrizleP in Day 30 Train Wreck   
    Seana, I'm also restarting at day 1 today. If you want to be 30 and beyond buddies.
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    Seana H reacted to SarrizleP in Day 30 Train Wreck   
    Seana, I'm also restarting at day 1 today. If you want to be 30 and beyond buddies.
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    Seana H got a reaction from Kirsteen in Day 30 Train Wreck   
    Thank you to all!!! Such great support, which I new I could count on when I post my "confession" of my end!
    I'm back on Day 1 and starting strong. I just keep thinking "I don't want to feel physically yucky after experiencing the great feeling during the last month."
    Here's to all of us being on the right track! :)
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    Seana H got a reaction from RevKT in Day 30 Train Wreck   
    Oh yea, forgot to say I just poured the rest of the wine down the drain so I'm not tempted tonight.
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    Seana H got a reaction from Brad Hefta-Gaub in Giving up wine for W30   
    I shared my train wreck experience on a different post......but it it so pertinent to this thread.
    I finished my Whole30 on Saturday and proceeded to drink 3 glasses of wine and eat pizza.....long story, but it was in direct correlation to stress from a personal situation with a friend. (Can you say "emotional eating!!!")
    The next day I felt like crap - not only that I had crashed and burned. But also physically! Woke up with horrible headache + nauseous + yucky. Not the hangover type symptoms, but very different. So, even though I wanted to introduce wine back into my world, I now see it so differently. Wine is now something that makes me feel physically depleted and run down. My heightened awareness received a culture shock.
    So I'm back on track and going into a new Whole30 to repair my weekend damage. One of my goals this time? To reevalute (again) the role that unhealthy choices plays in my well being.
  25. Like
    Seana H got a reaction from missnikka28 in Giving up wine for W30   
    Ok everyone! Let's get through the weekend!!! It is going to be tough - WE CAN DO IT!
    I'm telling myself a glass of wine will NOT be worth starting over. This has been too much work. This quote from Whole9 is now on my refridgerator:
    "It is not hard. Don't you dare tell us this is hard. Quitting heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You won't get any coddling, and you won't get any sympathy for your “strugglesâ€. YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE not to complete the program as written. It's only thirty days, and it's for the most important health cause on earth – the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime."
    LET'S KICK BUTT THIS WEEKEND and be proud!