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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath reacted to decker_bear in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Um - WhAt?!? I was on here looking for some breakfast ideas and saw the Elvis Burger. That is the strangest sounding thing I have EVER heard of! And really, it's good?? I just can't get my head around it. I enjoy all of the components individually, but ... can someone describe this to me?? I even checked to make sure this wasn't posted on April 1, LOL. 
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath reacted to Mishierose76 in Seriously like trying to give a Cat a bath   
    That sounds wonderful and good for you!!! I love you name. I've been trying to get my boss...who has tons of medical issues, to get on board...but to each their own. I will say with my husband not doing the whole 30 its been harder this time around for me. Good luck and learn to fly!
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath reacted to kirbz in Day 20 and Super Minimal NSVs   
    Thank you for all of the feedback, I do appreciate it! 
    @MeadowLily @racheleats I definitely do have a tendency to be overly negative! The control and lack of cravings is a huge NSV and I shouldn't undervalue that. That will be a lifelong blessing for my health. I've just been so focused on more energy that it's so easy to be disappointed by not having it. 
    @SugarcubeOD Thank you for looking through my log and providing feedback. Can you be a little more specific on what I can do make my meals more aligned with the template? I've been trying super hard to follow the template for every meal but if I'm missing something, I'm happy to change! What part of the meal should I make larger? Do I need more fats? I do generally feel like I stay full between meals. Out of 20 days, I've only had four days where I had a solid snack (I had a couple of additional days where I had a kombucha or a La Croix but I've stopped even doing that since the first week). Those were days where I was going upwards of 8 hours between meals. Is that excessive snacking?  I can definitely be better about eating within an hour of waking and eating it in one sitting so I'll focus on that (as we speak, I haven't done that this morning)! 
    Anyways, thank you so much for the support, advice, and words of encouragement. I'll be more positive and be more dedicated to eat my Meal 1 early! 
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath reacted to ChefKris in Diabetes 2 A1C improvement after 30 days   
    Right before Christmas my husband took an A1C test at a lab and he scored 7.9 which was a diabetes diagnosis and an alarm.  He is 59 and on high blood pressure meds.  We both did Whole 30 for a month.  He took another lab test after 30 days and his A1C dropped to 6.7.  He also lost 16 pounds.
    I only lost 1.5 pounds, but I had a healthy weight (and diet) before we started.
    It wasn't that hard because I stay home and have time to cook, plus my husband gave me an unlimited grocery budget and I went crazy.  Needless to say, I didn't feel deprived.  But I did miss the sugar which came from my morning creamer and wine in the evenings.   And the cooking was a ton of work.  It was well worth it considering the health improvements.  We plan to make this a lifestyle, but I will be adding back my glass of wine in the evening:)
     
     
     
     
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath reacted to laura_juggles in I hit a plateau.   
    With Whole30 not being a weight loss diet, no one here is going to tell you how to "hack" it to make it into a weight loss plan. 
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath reacted to SugarcubeOD in Extending my Whole30......need some insight   
    My ipad is about to die so I didn't look at every day but in general, I don't think you're eating enough.... eggs when they are your sole source of protein would be as many as you can hold in one hand without dropping... that's 3-4 to start for most people, or if you don't want to eat that many eggs, try adding some leftover protein from the day before.
     1 cup of chili is barely anything and that will likely not have provided even a palm of actual meat if you were to take the meat out, rinse off all the rest of the chili.
    Avocado if you're using that as your fat is a half to a whole... 1/8 is severly lacking.  On a couple days your dinner was a baked potato??  What's that about? Also, just fyi, no commercial chips of any kind are allowed so I hope those baked sweet potato chips are home made?
    IN general, these meals do not match the template and they are not enough food for a grown woman so while this may be working for you currently, it will not be sustainable and it's clearly not working because you're snacking many days... the idea being to eat 3 hearty meals a day with no need to snack, getting 4-5 hours between meals.  ON those days that you have to go longer, a mini meal of protein and fat would be more ideal than fruit and/or nuts on their own.
    It also looks like you're pretty short on veggies on many of these meals (the chili ones in particular... 1 cup of chili and sweet potato does not a meal make... that's not a plate FULL of veggies and there's no fat.
    So in answer to your original question, honor your body, eat enough to get 4-5 hours between meals but I think you can be thankful that you did track after your first 30 days because it got you to this point to ask for help. Tracking IS allowed for a few days for this purpose and thiis type of food log is extremely helpful, so I would say until you get things sorted, keep logging your food, but ditch the MFP   Hope that helps, I'm going to plug in my ipad now so I'll check back in here and see if there are any follow up questions in a few hours.
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath got a reaction from KatieWo in Prepping for my first Whole 30! Starting October 1   
    I just posted for the first time today.  I began my journey 10/1 just like many of you.  Everything is really going well.  Woke up with a headache Thursday morning but that went away.    Not needing snacks is a GODSEND.  I have been a snacker my entire life.  Good luck to all of you.
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath reacted to KatieWo in Seriously like trying to give a Cat a bath   
    Woohoo! Way to go! That's amazing that you have your husband on board, too! It does make it easier to have a partner in crime, so to speak. 
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath got a reaction from ladyshanny in Seriously like trying to give a Cat a bath   
    Bless my dear daughters heart!  For well over a year she has been trying to get me to try Whole30.  Everytime I reacted by acting interested but not.  The more time went by and the better my daughter's health improved, I listened a little but with great trepidation.  Seriously child! You want me to give up what??  I couldn't even begin to imagine my home without dairy, my husband might die, his words, not mine.  My husbands favorite foods in the whole world, whole milk, cheese, and bread.  I tried dieting in the past without my families support, namely my husband and it was a disaster.  By the way my daughter is 33, married, lives several hundred miles away and so she was not any part of the problem I speak of.  My younger two thought I was starving them if I began eating healthier.  At my age I have tried every diet in the book but as retirement approaches and my youngest was goes off to college, I thought maybe now is a good time.  I have had one of the hardest years of my life, this year.  I felt I had been burned down to the ground emotionally, mentally and physically.  Then one day on Pinterest I saw a quote about a Phoenix rising.  I thought I need to be the Phoenix instead of the Cat fighting getting a bath (hence my forum name).  I could go on but needless to say I wouldn't be on this forum introducing myself unless I had given in, given up (my OMG thoughts), and began this journey.  I began Sunday October 1st.  My daughter is coaching me and doing a wonderful job.  My freaky dairy driven husband is actually doing it with me as a show of support.  The Phoenix is rising.  Soon I will learn to fly on my own.  Thanks for listening.
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath got a reaction from KatieWo in Prepping for my first Whole 30! Starting October 1   
    I just posted for the first time today.  I began my journey 10/1 just like many of you.  Everything is really going well.  Woke up with a headache Thursday morning but that went away.    Not needing snacks is a GODSEND.  I have been a snacker my entire life.  Good luck to all of you.
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath reacted to MmePark in I gained a LOT in a month   
    I gained so much in my 30 days. 
    I gained self control. I gained understanding of nutrition. I gained new culinary skills. I gained self-respect. I gained a new palette. I gained a new perspective on my life. 
    I also lost a few things. Mood swings. Energy lows. Anger. Depression. And around 10 pounds and a gut full of bloat. 
    Thanks so much for this program, the excellent free support, and the inspiration to improve my life, inside and out.
     
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath reacted to Melissa Hartwig in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    This thread kicks booty! I laughed out loud more than once. (The "gets mad when sees paleo pancakes marked as Whole30 approved" was my favorite.)
    Maybe me and Melissa Joulwan need to make a video called "Sh*t Whole30 girls say."
    Melissa
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath got a reaction from ladyshanny in Seriously like trying to give a Cat a bath   
    Bless my dear daughters heart!  For well over a year she has been trying to get me to try Whole30.  Everytime I reacted by acting interested but not.  The more time went by and the better my daughter's health improved, I listened a little but with great trepidation.  Seriously child! You want me to give up what??  I couldn't even begin to imagine my home without dairy, my husband might die, his words, not mine.  My husbands favorite foods in the whole world, whole milk, cheese, and bread.  I tried dieting in the past without my families support, namely my husband and it was a disaster.  By the way my daughter is 33, married, lives several hundred miles away and so she was not any part of the problem I speak of.  My younger two thought I was starving them if I began eating healthier.  At my age I have tried every diet in the book but as retirement approaches and my youngest was goes off to college, I thought maybe now is a good time.  I have had one of the hardest years of my life, this year.  I felt I had been burned down to the ground emotionally, mentally and physically.  Then one day on Pinterest I saw a quote about a Phoenix rising.  I thought I need to be the Phoenix instead of the Cat fighting getting a bath (hence my forum name).  I could go on but needless to say I wouldn't be on this forum introducing myself unless I had given in, given up (my OMG thoughts), and began this journey.  I began Sunday October 1st.  My daughter is coaching me and doing a wonderful job.  My freaky dairy driven husband is actually doing it with me as a show of support.  The Phoenix is rising.  Soon I will learn to fly on my own.  Thanks for listening.
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath got a reaction from ladyshanny in Seriously like trying to give a Cat a bath   
    Bless my dear daughters heart!  For well over a year she has been trying to get me to try Whole30.  Everytime I reacted by acting interested but not.  The more time went by and the better my daughter's health improved, I listened a little but with great trepidation.  Seriously child! You want me to give up what??  I couldn't even begin to imagine my home without dairy, my husband might die, his words, not mine.  My husbands favorite foods in the whole world, whole milk, cheese, and bread.  I tried dieting in the past without my families support, namely my husband and it was a disaster.  By the way my daughter is 33, married, lives several hundred miles away and so she was not any part of the problem I speak of.  My younger two thought I was starving them if I began eating healthier.  At my age I have tried every diet in the book but as retirement approaches and my youngest was goes off to college, I thought maybe now is a good time.  I have had one of the hardest years of my life, this year.  I felt I had been burned down to the ground emotionally, mentally and physically.  Then one day on Pinterest I saw a quote about a Phoenix rising.  I thought I need to be the Phoenix instead of the Cat fighting getting a bath (hence my forum name).  I could go on but needless to say I wouldn't be on this forum introducing myself unless I had given in, given up (my OMG thoughts), and began this journey.  I began Sunday October 1st.  My daughter is coaching me and doing a wonderful job.  My freaky dairy driven husband is actually doing it with me as a show of support.  The Phoenix is rising.  Soon I will learn to fly on my own.  Thanks for listening.
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    LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath got a reaction from ladyshanny in Seriously like trying to give a Cat a bath   
    Bless my dear daughters heart!  For well over a year she has been trying to get me to try Whole30.  Everytime I reacted by acting interested but not.  The more time went by and the better my daughter's health improved, I listened a little but with great trepidation.  Seriously child! You want me to give up what??  I couldn't even begin to imagine my home without dairy, my husband might die, his words, not mine.  My husbands favorite foods in the whole world, whole milk, cheese, and bread.  I tried dieting in the past without my families support, namely my husband and it was a disaster.  By the way my daughter is 33, married, lives several hundred miles away and so she was not any part of the problem I speak of.  My younger two thought I was starving them if I began eating healthier.  At my age I have tried every diet in the book but as retirement approaches and my youngest was goes off to college, I thought maybe now is a good time.  I have had one of the hardest years of my life, this year.  I felt I had been burned down to the ground emotionally, mentally and physically.  Then one day on Pinterest I saw a quote about a Phoenix rising.  I thought I need to be the Phoenix instead of the Cat fighting getting a bath (hence my forum name).  I could go on but needless to say I wouldn't be on this forum introducing myself unless I had given in, given up (my OMG thoughts), and began this journey.  I began Sunday October 1st.  My daughter is coaching me and doing a wonderful job.  My freaky dairy driven husband is actually doing it with me as a show of support.  The Phoenix is rising.  Soon I will learn to fly on my own.  Thanks for listening.