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  1. stonehouse

    Yes, First Day

    I usually start with a search for "whole30 downloads" and print out all the rules, meal template, etc. and have them handy in my kitchen. I try to eat my meals around the same times every day, and the first few days I tend to eat similar things every day. I always have two cups of coffee in the morning with compliant almond milk -- I must have coffee in the morning! After I get through a few days, I start branching out with other ingredients. It helps me to have prepared vegetables in the fridge or freezer. Evenings are tough for me because I tend to get bored until bedtime. I have a list of movies to watch this time around, and I'm trying to read more everyday. Those two things have helped me in the evenings. Every morning when I get up, I know for sure that I'm getting through that day. I don't look beyond the day I'm currently doing, just focusing on the day at hand. Go for walks, meditate, try new things that are good for you! Best of luck.
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    Yes, First Day

    Welcome Grant! I'm on day 8, and I've done a few w30s before (around one a year). I hear you about working up from one meal a day. For several months I was doing two meals a day, and it was a real transition to start eating breakfast again. There's lots of support here, so shout out if you have questions or challenges. Good luck!!
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    Started today, 1/27/20

    I've been doing the Yoga with Adriene January challenge and it's been great. I do other yoga classes, but her videos are on the short side and include more meditation, so I think it's a good combination. I plan to continue with her February videos. If you're not familiar, check 'em out. I know from personal experience doing Whole30s have helped with inflammation -- it's amazing how many positive effects it has on the body. I have tendinitis now, and I'm hoping this will help (in conjunction with the yoga). Anyone planning on doing anything fun for the Super Bowl? I know there are lots of buffalo chicken recipes out there, so I might try one of those. Have a good day all!
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    Started today, 1/27/20

    Hey group, I'm starting today. I've been doing w30s once a year for the past 5 years. I'm just finishing a 30 day yoga challenge, so I feel like this is kind of extension of that exercise. Time to take care of me! Good luck everyone.
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    January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?

    Day 22! I love seeing all the photos and recipes. How's everyone doing? I'm at that point where my meals have become easy and routine. I still have the urge to snack now and then. That's the main thing I'm dealing with. Exercise is much easier and sleep is better. Who else from 1/2 start date are still out there? I see the light at the end of the tunnel!
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    January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?

    I've been known to have chili and soup for breakfast, so that's another way to switch up meals. My main challenge is still going out to eat. It's almost impossible and seems to be more trouble than it's worth. I live in a city, and there are maybe 3 places that I can go and not feel like a jerk ordering with a bunch of substitutions. So I'll probably cook for myself for the most part. It's just easier for me. The first 10 days went very smoothly for me. I had a couple of headaches, but no major complaints. Energy seems to be getting better and sleep hasn't been too bad. I'm drinking WAY too much coffee. I'll try to work on that this week. Hang in there y'all!
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    January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?

    Ooooo please pass along the chicken tikka masala recipe! I'm still going strong, and actually have my eye on 45 days instead of 30. We'll see once I get close to 30! Hang in there, y'all!
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    January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?

    Starting today too! I've done Whole30s every year for about that past 5 years and it's been great for me. Have a great day all!
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    Starting August 20!

    I also had trouble with pre/post workout snacks. It actually turned my stomach to think about eating anything, so I didn't. It didn't affect my energy level and doing it this way worked for me. I know it's recommended, but I just couldn't do it. Just finished my 30 days and had excellent results (better than expected!). I'm a big believer in doing whatever works for you. Best of luck!
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    Newbie, starting Sept 3!

    I'm 58 and just finished my 30 days on Tuesday. I've done Whole30s about once a year for the past 4 years. It has changed my life and kept me young! Not completely due to Whole30, but my BMI has gone from obese to normal. Spirit, your daughter's gorgeous! Best of luck to both of you!
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    Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??

    The Primal Kitchen mayos from Whole Foods are fantastic. The chipotle lime version is great on its own as a dipping sauce for just about anything, and they're both great in tuna, salmon and chicken salad. You'll choke at the price ($12 I think), but it's well worth it for the flavor and convenience. I haven't had good luck making my own mayo. If you have Valentina hot sauce where you live, that's also compliant and good on eggs, potatoes, etc.