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    Different results from each whole30

    @ShannonM816 Thank you so much for your kind words. It's quite true and I have been going through an extreme amount of stress and trauma in my personal life lately. I don't believe I was aware the kind of toll it took on my body in different ways apart from the scale (stress, interference with my sleep, etc). I know I was also much more in shape the last time I did the whole30, which could be a reason why my weight loss just kicked into overdrive at that time. I just got frustrated that I didn't lose as much as I had wanted, but I am feeling better and more optimistic. I have to realize that it is a long road, but there were definitely NSVs, progress that was made, and I haven't even gone off the whole30 yet technically and it's been done for 2 days now. So trying to take everything in stride, but thank you for the encouragement!
  2. Hello everyone, So this was my second round of doing the whole30. I felt like I was more dedicated to it this time around.. perhaps it's the one snack that was my caveat that was my downfall. I'm much more overweight this time around. I started out 20lbs above my normal weight at the beginning of this whole30 while last round I was only 5 lbs above that. This was my 'kicking my health into overdrive and returning to normal' attempt, and I feel like I've failed. In my first whole30, I lost SO much weight and inches -- 12.5" and 14 lbs. This time around (being 15 lbs heavier to start with), I only lost 5 lbs (legit almost cried when I got on the scale) and only 6", which is really upsetting since I feel like I've been working so hard, have started working out and lifting again, etc. I know I should be happy about the results since it IS something, but I'm feeling discouraged and wondering if I'll ever get back to the weight I was at my normal. I'm not even looking to get back to where I was when I was "skinny", but just my normal, and it feels so far away right now. Will results from this whole30 be more longterm? Does anyone know if lifting affects inches as well? I thought combining the whole30 with good exercise would be a good thing, but it seems that I didn't get the results I was hoping for...
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    Tiger Blood 2.0

    Yeah, after weighing myself this morning, I'd say don't do it ladies! It's really not worth it! I lost SO much weight and inches after my first whole30 that I was hoping to get somewhat close to that (especially seeing as I started out SO much bigger this time!), but my results were not that favorable. My first whole30 I lost 12.5" and 14 lbs. This time around (being 15 lbs heavier to start with), I only lost 5 lbs (legit almost cried when I got on the scale) and only 6", which is really upsetting since I feel like I've been working so hard, have started working out and lifting again. I know I should be happy about the results, but I'm feeling discouraged and wondering if I'll ever get back to the weight I was at my normal. I'm not even looking to get back to where I was when I was "skinny", but just my normal, and it feels so far away right now.
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    Tiger Blood 2.0

    Well, this is my second time around on the whole30. The first time, some of my NSVs were better sleep, more energy, ability to focus, higher productivity and amazingly strong nails (I could've been a nail model)! This time feels a bit different. There are lots more things (intense things) going on in my life at this time, which I think has impacted my ability to have a sound night's sleep. My nails are not nearly as strong as last time... BUT! I am still noticing positive NSVs! Despite being tired for not getting enough sleep the last few days, I have been very productive. I have been wanting to soak up every single minute of the day to plow through my to-do list. I have been working out, wanting to get outside despite the cold and the rain, and haven't been aaaas depressed lately. Still very much in the depths of despair sometimes, but feeling much more hopeful about certain things in my life. Wanted to reach out and see -- what are other people's NSVs and Tiger Blood looking like on your whole30? Part of me is scared to go off the whole30 again, to weigh/measure myself, to start the reintroduction since I don't want to go back to my bad habits from before, BUT these NSVs have been great, and I'm just trying to soak up every minute of this Tiger Blood
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    Day 11 and struggling

    Hello all, this is my second time around doing the whole30. For the most part, it had been easier for the beginning, but now I'm feeling as thought I'm totally getting flooded with cravings and ads for unhealthy food. I'm getting tired of going to the grocery store and cooking all the time, and I just want bread! Also, yes, I have yet to see the big happy pay-offs yet and am not yet at Tiger Blood stage... any advice on how to make it past this point of the whole30 or good, healthy snacks to help hold off those cravings? Hope this finds all your whole30ers well!
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    Newbie, starting Sept 3!

    @ShannonM816 Thanks so much for your response! I think I'm probably not drinking nearly enough water... that seems fairly obvious but I guess I was too distracted to think about that
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    Newbie, starting Sept 3!

    @ShannonM816 You seem really knowledgable on the subject, so maybe I should ask you. Do you know when diarrhea will go away? I've had it everyday since the start of my whole30. I've been eating a lot of cruciferous veggies (broccoli and brussels sprouts) because they're delicious, but I'm eating them roasted not raw. I'm hoping it goes away soon because it's really not fun... is it just a side effect of the detox?
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    Newbie, starting Sept 3!

    Hey there everyone, it's officially Day 8! Kinda hard to believe that, no? So the past couple nights, I've been dreaming about 'accidentally/willfully' cheating on my Whole30. I remember that happening to me the first time I did it too because, after a while, you forget that you're doing a whole30 until your friends invite you out for a drink or you go to order bread off the menu when you're out to breakfast and you momentarily forget that you have to modify it. Anyway, the past two nights I've had those things sneak into my dreams where I have very vivid images of the foods I cheat on my whole30 with and I wake up in a mildly cold sweat thinking, "omg I've come this far! I can't believe I gave in!" only to realize that it was just a dream. And then I'm mildly thankful and mildly irked that I can't eat everything that I want. As per last time, I'm also worried that I won't end up losing any weight, despite the fact that I'm much more overweight starting out this time than last time, and I'm doubting the process. But I'm telling myself again and again and telling you all, now is the time to trust the process!! Look up amazing recipes. Find things that help you feel distracted in those moments and remember all the tasty things we CAN still eat that give us fuel and energy and make us feel great! My new favorite dessert has been plain frozen mango slices. Nothing added. Just straight up mango. What's better than that?? Keep on going, everyone! You're doing great! Even if it doesn't feel like it, it will pay off
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    Newbie, starting Sept 3!

    @AutumnDay Someone else already posted about it, but yes. It feels absolutely wonderful! I felt super energized, didn't need any caffeine and just kept going and going functioning on full capacity. It was great!
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    Newbie, starting Sept 3!

    Hello all whole30ers! This is my second time around on the whole30. Day four and feeling pretty good (on my second cup of coffee for the day...). Earlier this year, I was super excited to do another whole30 when I realized that Aldi has a lot of whole30 compliant foods! Their salsas and guacamole are great! I spoil myself with their jamón serrano and smoked salmon, which are both compliant Hoping you all are chugging along and looking forward to the Tiger Blood stage!
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    Ready for Round Two! September Whole30

    @Sunshine2020 Thank you so much for asking -- that's so sweet of you! Umm, it was definitely rough. I've gone through a number of outward transitions in terms of my environment and tons of emotional valleys. In that time, I had totally gotten off track in my health journey, stopped working out, ate terribly, but I'm ready to invest in myself again. I've gained a good amount of weight, which has made me feel not great, but I'm ready to just move forward and make progress towards getting back to where I was and to my healthy place So far the first few days have been okay. Having a dishwasher has made SUCH a difference this time around! I've cooked a couple times already. Rosemary lemon chicken and flourless ground turkey meatballs with zucchini noodles -- delicious! I'm finally going to attempt to get to the gym today after being quite lethargic the first few days. How's everyone doing??
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    Ready for Round Two! September Whole30

    Hello all, This is my second full round of the whole30 as well. Soooo much has happened in my life since last fall when I completed my whole30 in November. I was super nervous that I wasn't going to be able to do this after all that's happened, but I know that I just want to give it a shot! I'm ready to commit to myself and my health again and to feel strong. Let's encourage each other! Day 1 down, now on to day 2! -Sarah
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    Day 25 and some concerns

    Thank you. It helps to know that there are other people going through this! Yes I've also been thinking of my pre-Whole30 self as well and hoping that I don't revert back to that. I know this isn't sustainable long-term, but I intend to use many of the same recipes and heavily limit my sugar intake.
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    Day 25 and some concerns

    Hey everyone, Somehow I've reached Day 25 and I couldn't be happier! There have been some things that I can imagine could have gone better during my Whole30, but many obstacles came up, and I'm happy that I still managed to stick to the Whole30 to my knowledge. So tomorrow is Day 26. I've been skating on Tiger Blood for at least a week now. It's not exactly as wonderfully sky-high amazing as I was hoping, but I definitely have a lot more energy than usual. I feel more productive during the day. I don't need coffee to be productive or energetic. I've noticed my skin clearing up a bit and my nails have gotten really strong and haven't chipped at all (a problem I had been having). My main issue and reason for starting all of this was major stomach issues that I had been having with going to the bathroom so many times in a day, being very bloated and gassy and not being able to get through the day comfortably. After going on the Whole30, I have not gone to the bathroom nearly as much, my bloating is virtually gone (I didn't even realize how bloated I was before!). I'm getting kind of concerned to go off the Whole30. I've enjoyed how it's made me feel so much that it makes all the prepping and cooking totally worth it! I know I need to go off the Whole30 and carefully go through the reintroduction phase to see what had really been bothering my stomach, but I'm afraid to get back to old habits of emotional eating and just not caring about what I put into my body. I'm an all-or-nothing person, which is why the Whole30 has been working so well for me. What if I can't eat things in moderation? Also, I'm a bit concerned that I will not have lost any weight. This was not a main motive for doing the Whole30, but it was an incentive. Any thoughts or encouragement are appreciated! -Sarah
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    Delicious, Easy Snack Idea!

    Actually, I found the prosciutto at Trader Joe's and just looked at the ingredients. There are a couple options that have just two ingredients. I've been eating this snack all the time! Chomps beef jerky, just mango slices, plantain chips and cashew butter from Trader Joe's are all great options! I love eating the cashew butter with bananas or Granny Smith apples!! Some of the snacks have oils that the whole30 encourages us to limit, but on occasion they're great options, especially for something new and delicious.