Marci0393

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    Marci0393 got a reaction from CaseyD in Pre pregnancy and Pregnancy Books   
    This may not be a popular opinion on here, but the $200 price tag on the Healthy Baby Code leaves a bad taste in my mouth. One of the reasons I trust Whole9 and the Whole30 program is that the information is out there for free. I bought It Starts With Food and was happy to do so because I knew the basics going in and I knew that it wasn't just about making money for the authors. They give away the basic information to anyone who needs it which tells me that they believe in their program and this is about helping people live better lives, not about making a buck. I know that everyone has to make a living, but when your marketing resembles those "get the secret to lose 10lbs in a week" diet scam sites, it makes me suspicions.
    If they offered a bit more information or you could buy the program in separate pieces (Fertility, pregnancy, breast feeding, etc.) I would be more willing to consider it. Not to mention that I signed up for the free ebook from HBC and never received it! I am sorry, but I am already spending more on groceries to make sure my family has healthy, nutritious food. Maybe $200 isn't much to some people, but I can think of a lot of things I could do with it. I don't think it's fair to make women feel like they are depriving their babies of something important if they don't shell out. I feel like the lack of free information, the high price tag and the “you need this to have a healthy baby†tone of the web site are all set up to take advantage of women at their most vulnerable, when they just want to have a healthy baby.
    I will admit that I am jaded in this area. I have a son with Autism and there is a constant stream of both charlatans and well intentioned idiots that want to sell you the newest miracle cure. What makes it harder is that there is good research and good information out there and you have to wade through the crap to get to it. I guess what irritates me so much about the HBC is that it probably is a good program and probably has worthwhile information in it, but there is no way for me to find that out without spending $200. It looks, smells, and tastes exactly like a scam and I would have dismissed it immediately if it wasn't endorsed by Whole9, because I do trust Whole9. I am glad that Melissa found it useful, but that is the only star in its corner for me and I'm just not sure that's enough to get me to spend that kind of cash.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from Sara C. in Pre pregnancy and Pregnancy Books   
    Thank you for the information. I see now that there is more information on his personal web site, but there is almost none on the HBC web site.
    I did consider the fact that there was expense in developing the system, however, there is almost no expense in preparing what they actually sell which is access to the information. He could help 500 women at a cost of $200 each or he could help 2000 for $50 each and make the same profit. I can not think of another legitimate type of information based program, health realted or otherwise that charges this much for access to the information. I still think it's excessive which makes me question his motives.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from CaseyD in Pre pregnancy and Pregnancy Books   
    This may not be a popular opinion on here, but the $200 price tag on the Healthy Baby Code leaves a bad taste in my mouth. One of the reasons I trust Whole9 and the Whole30 program is that the information is out there for free. I bought It Starts With Food and was happy to do so because I knew the basics going in and I knew that it wasn't just about making money for the authors. They give away the basic information to anyone who needs it which tells me that they believe in their program and this is about helping people live better lives, not about making a buck. I know that everyone has to make a living, but when your marketing resembles those "get the secret to lose 10lbs in a week" diet scam sites, it makes me suspicions.
    If they offered a bit more information or you could buy the program in separate pieces (Fertility, pregnancy, breast feeding, etc.) I would be more willing to consider it. Not to mention that I signed up for the free ebook from HBC and never received it! I am sorry, but I am already spending more on groceries to make sure my family has healthy, nutritious food. Maybe $200 isn't much to some people, but I can think of a lot of things I could do with it. I don't think it's fair to make women feel like they are depriving their babies of something important if they don't shell out. I feel like the lack of free information, the high price tag and the “you need this to have a healthy baby†tone of the web site are all set up to take advantage of women at their most vulnerable, when they just want to have a healthy baby.
    I will admit that I am jaded in this area. I have a son with Autism and there is a constant stream of both charlatans and well intentioned idiots that want to sell you the newest miracle cure. What makes it harder is that there is good research and good information out there and you have to wade through the crap to get to it. I guess what irritates me so much about the HBC is that it probably is a good program and probably has worthwhile information in it, but there is no way for me to find that out without spending $200. It looks, smells, and tastes exactly like a scam and I would have dismissed it immediately if it wasn't endorsed by Whole9, because I do trust Whole9. I am glad that Melissa found it useful, but that is the only star in its corner for me and I'm just not sure that's enough to get me to spend that kind of cash.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from Rojo in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I realized a few years ago that I had been going through life projecting judgment on others because I figured they were judging me. There was a group of women I knew that I referred to as "The Prom Committee." Then I got the opportunity to really get to know some of them and I realized I was the only one judging me, they weren't. Yes, sometimes people are jerks, and sometimes people will judge you unfairly, but when I think someone is judging me I have to take a step back and make sure I'm not putting my own issues onto someone else. I know from experience that when you see fault in yourself it's easy to immagine that others judge you for those faults, even when they don't.
    That was rambly. I hope it made sense.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from Rojo in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I realized a few years ago that I had been going through life projecting judgment on others because I figured they were judging me. There was a group of women I knew that I referred to as "The Prom Committee." Then I got the opportunity to really get to know some of them and I realized I was the only one judging me, they weren't. Yes, sometimes people are jerks, and sometimes people will judge you unfairly, but when I think someone is judging me I have to take a step back and make sure I'm not putting my own issues onto someone else. I know from experience that when you see fault in yourself it's easy to immagine that others judge you for those faults, even when they don't.
    That was rambly. I hope it made sense.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from CaseyD in Pre pregnancy and Pregnancy Books   
    This may not be a popular opinion on here, but the $200 price tag on the Healthy Baby Code leaves a bad taste in my mouth. One of the reasons I trust Whole9 and the Whole30 program is that the information is out there for free. I bought It Starts With Food and was happy to do so because I knew the basics going in and I knew that it wasn't just about making money for the authors. They give away the basic information to anyone who needs it which tells me that they believe in their program and this is about helping people live better lives, not about making a buck. I know that everyone has to make a living, but when your marketing resembles those "get the secret to lose 10lbs in a week" diet scam sites, it makes me suspicions.
    If they offered a bit more information or you could buy the program in separate pieces (Fertility, pregnancy, breast feeding, etc.) I would be more willing to consider it. Not to mention that I signed up for the free ebook from HBC and never received it! I am sorry, but I am already spending more on groceries to make sure my family has healthy, nutritious food. Maybe $200 isn't much to some people, but I can think of a lot of things I could do with it. I don't think it's fair to make women feel like they are depriving their babies of something important if they don't shell out. I feel like the lack of free information, the high price tag and the “you need this to have a healthy baby†tone of the web site are all set up to take advantage of women at their most vulnerable, when they just want to have a healthy baby.
    I will admit that I am jaded in this area. I have a son with Autism and there is a constant stream of both charlatans and well intentioned idiots that want to sell you the newest miracle cure. What makes it harder is that there is good research and good information out there and you have to wade through the crap to get to it. I guess what irritates me so much about the HBC is that it probably is a good program and probably has worthwhile information in it, but there is no way for me to find that out without spending $200. It looks, smells, and tastes exactly like a scam and I would have dismissed it immediately if it wasn't endorsed by Whole9, because I do trust Whole9. I am glad that Melissa found it useful, but that is the only star in its corner for me and I'm just not sure that's enough to get me to spend that kind of cash.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from refesetsPreow in Blood test - adjustments to the plan?   
    I just received some blood test results from my doctor and I am wondering if I need to make some small adjustments for my next whole 30.
    My main concern is my cholesterol. My HDL is good at 49 but my LDL is high at 137 and my Triglycerides are high at 278.
    I re-read the section in ISWF on eggs and cholesterol and it says that if you divide your Tri by your HDL 4 is high and 6 is the danger zone, mine is 5.67.
    My last W30 I ate A LOT of eggs and red meat. I am wondering if I should cut them out and do more lean protein? I know that eggs and grass fed beef are really good for you, but I don't know how else to bring my numbers down.
    Another area of concern is that my C reactive Protein (which is an indicator of inflimation) was high. The nurse practitioner said that if I don't smoke (which I don't) then that is an indicator of high stress, which I would say I have. Suggestions on that? Also, and I am not sure if this is related, I have had a stiff neck and shoulder on my right side for a week.
    The blood test was about 3 weeks after my W30 (actually W27) and I was not eating with any restrictions, but I don't eat much processed food anyway. I was eating grains and dairy in moderation.
    The good news is that my electrolites, A1C, Thyroid function, B-12 and uric acid were all good. My blood sugar was high, but I had just eaten lunch and my Vit D was low, but I am taking a suppliment. I also take PE Nutrient 950 with Vit. K and a cod liver oil suppliment.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from svwwale in Probably overthinking it   
    I just found Odell's Chef's Clarified Butter at Whole Foods and I love it. It's creamy and spreadibe and melts easily and I like the flavor. It tastes more like real butter. I was using Purity Farms Organic Ghee, but it's hard as a rock and the flavor isn't as good. The problem is I didn't notice at first that the Odell's is not organic. The only ingredient is fresh pasturized cream, but is says "100% natural" not organic. Also, It's so much more like regular butter that I'm not sure I trust that it's totally lactose and Casein free.
    Should I switch back to the PF Ghee? Is there another organic brand that isn't so hard? I think I've been probably around 90% organic since I started my W30 (I'm on day 10). I have bought regular avocados and bananas when the organic ones weren't ripe. So should I worry that much about the butter? I have only used it on vegetables a few times so far, but I think I would like to use it more.
    I guess I'm just wondering WWW30D (what would the other whole 30'rs do?)
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from ladyhoward in The next time around   
    My first whole 30 ended as a whole 27. Many factors contributed to my blowing off the last three days, but I have only myself to blame. I still feel like it was a success. My plan was to take a week off and do another one. Due to a broken TV and dishwasher (in the same week!), I will have to wait a bit longer to stock my fridge and pantry. I do plan on doing my next W30 asap.
    A few things I will do differently next time:
    1. Ignore my family. I mostly did that this time around, but they didn't like the smell of the coconut oil and I stopped using it. This time, my motto is "you can't please everyone, you got to please yourself" There are frozen pizzas in the freezer if you don't like it.
    2. Coconut oil is back in the line-up.
    3. I am sending the scale away. I am getting it out of my house and I am going to challenge myself to stay off the scale at the gym. This really should be #1 for me.
    4. Keep a closer eye on fruit and nuts. I love fruit, but it is a little swypo/no brakes for me. I love fruit and nut butter but the more I have it, the more I want it. I think I will limit myself to 3 servings a week and always with my meal, no snacking.
    5. I am going to make it 30 days.
    6. After the 30 days I am goint to do the full reintroduction.
    7. I am going to remind myself every single day, why I am doing this. I believe I may be insulin resistant and/or pre-diabetic and last time I had a check up my cholesterol was in the high end of normal. I am 25lbs over-weight and my husband and I want to have another baby. I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy and my son has autism. There are a million reasons to do this and only one not to - because it's hard.
    I am no stranger to hard. I came from a lower middle class family. I dropped out of high school and did home school to get my diploma. I was a single mother, living with my parents at 20.
    Today, I have a wonderful husband, 2 amazing kids, a nice house, lovely friends, and a successful career as an attorney. Getting here was no picnic, let me tell you. Now days, there is very little I would change about my life, but my weight and health are at the top of the list. I have accomplished a great deal over the last few years, but I still have trouble passing up a girl scout cookie or sesame chicken. I just need to stay focused on how important this is. I am going to keep doing it until I get it right. Until I can ride my own bike and make the hard choices every day. I made it through law school and drug free child birth, this should be a piece of cake piece of steamed broccoli, right?
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from ladyhoward in The next time around   
    My first whole 30 ended as a whole 27. Many factors contributed to my blowing off the last three days, but I have only myself to blame. I still feel like it was a success. My plan was to take a week off and do another one. Due to a broken TV and dishwasher (in the same week!), I will have to wait a bit longer to stock my fridge and pantry. I do plan on doing my next W30 asap.
    A few things I will do differently next time:
    1. Ignore my family. I mostly did that this time around, but they didn't like the smell of the coconut oil and I stopped using it. This time, my motto is "you can't please everyone, you got to please yourself" There are frozen pizzas in the freezer if you don't like it.
    2. Coconut oil is back in the line-up.
    3. I am sending the scale away. I am getting it out of my house and I am going to challenge myself to stay off the scale at the gym. This really should be #1 for me.
    4. Keep a closer eye on fruit and nuts. I love fruit, but it is a little swypo/no brakes for me. I love fruit and nut butter but the more I have it, the more I want it. I think I will limit myself to 3 servings a week and always with my meal, no snacking.
    5. I am going to make it 30 days.
    6. After the 30 days I am goint to do the full reintroduction.
    7. I am going to remind myself every single day, why I am doing this. I believe I may be insulin resistant and/or pre-diabetic and last time I had a check up my cholesterol was in the high end of normal. I am 25lbs over-weight and my husband and I want to have another baby. I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy and my son has autism. There are a million reasons to do this and only one not to - because it's hard.
    I am no stranger to hard. I came from a lower middle class family. I dropped out of high school and did home school to get my diploma. I was a single mother, living with my parents at 20.
    Today, I have a wonderful husband, 2 amazing kids, a nice house, lovely friends, and a successful career as an attorney. Getting here was no picnic, let me tell you. Now days, there is very little I would change about my life, but my weight and health are at the top of the list. I have accomplished a great deal over the last few years, but I still have trouble passing up a girl scout cookie or sesame chicken. I just need to stay focused on how important this is. I am going to keep doing it until I get it right. Until I can ride my own bike and make the hard choices every day. I made it through law school and drug free child birth, this should be a piece of cake piece of steamed broccoli, right?
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from ladyhoward in The next time around   
    My first whole 30 ended as a whole 27. Many factors contributed to my blowing off the last three days, but I have only myself to blame. I still feel like it was a success. My plan was to take a week off and do another one. Due to a broken TV and dishwasher (in the same week!), I will have to wait a bit longer to stock my fridge and pantry. I do plan on doing my next W30 asap.
    A few things I will do differently next time:
    1. Ignore my family. I mostly did that this time around, but they didn't like the smell of the coconut oil and I stopped using it. This time, my motto is "you can't please everyone, you got to please yourself" There are frozen pizzas in the freezer if you don't like it.
    2. Coconut oil is back in the line-up.
    3. I am sending the scale away. I am getting it out of my house and I am going to challenge myself to stay off the scale at the gym. This really should be #1 for me.
    4. Keep a closer eye on fruit and nuts. I love fruit, but it is a little swypo/no brakes for me. I love fruit and nut butter but the more I have it, the more I want it. I think I will limit myself to 3 servings a week and always with my meal, no snacking.
    5. I am going to make it 30 days.
    6. After the 30 days I am goint to do the full reintroduction.
    7. I am going to remind myself every single day, why I am doing this. I believe I may be insulin resistant and/or pre-diabetic and last time I had a check up my cholesterol was in the high end of normal. I am 25lbs over-weight and my husband and I want to have another baby. I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy and my son has autism. There are a million reasons to do this and only one not to - because it's hard.
    I am no stranger to hard. I came from a lower middle class family. I dropped out of high school and did home school to get my diploma. I was a single mother, living with my parents at 20.
    Today, I have a wonderful husband, 2 amazing kids, a nice house, lovely friends, and a successful career as an attorney. Getting here was no picnic, let me tell you. Now days, there is very little I would change about my life, but my weight and health are at the top of the list. I have accomplished a great deal over the last few years, but I still have trouble passing up a girl scout cookie or sesame chicken. I just need to stay focused on how important this is. I am going to keep doing it until I get it right. Until I can ride my own bike and make the hard choices every day. I made it through law school and drug free child birth, this should be a piece of cake piece of steamed broccoli, right?
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from Krista Billows Rodriguez in The next time around   
    8. I am going to take a pic of every meal and post it in my log. I meant to do that last time, but I kept forgetting.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from ladyhoward in The next time around   
    My first whole 30 ended as a whole 27. Many factors contributed to my blowing off the last three days, but I have only myself to blame. I still feel like it was a success. My plan was to take a week off and do another one. Due to a broken TV and dishwasher (in the same week!), I will have to wait a bit longer to stock my fridge and pantry. I do plan on doing my next W30 asap.
    A few things I will do differently next time:
    1. Ignore my family. I mostly did that this time around, but they didn't like the smell of the coconut oil and I stopped using it. This time, my motto is "you can't please everyone, you got to please yourself" There are frozen pizzas in the freezer if you don't like it.
    2. Coconut oil is back in the line-up.
    3. I am sending the scale away. I am getting it out of my house and I am going to challenge myself to stay off the scale at the gym. This really should be #1 for me.
    4. Keep a closer eye on fruit and nuts. I love fruit, but it is a little swypo/no brakes for me. I love fruit and nut butter but the more I have it, the more I want it. I think I will limit myself to 3 servings a week and always with my meal, no snacking.
    5. I am going to make it 30 days.
    6. After the 30 days I am goint to do the full reintroduction.
    7. I am going to remind myself every single day, why I am doing this. I believe I may be insulin resistant and/or pre-diabetic and last time I had a check up my cholesterol was in the high end of normal. I am 25lbs over-weight and my husband and I want to have another baby. I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy and my son has autism. There are a million reasons to do this and only one not to - because it's hard.
    I am no stranger to hard. I came from a lower middle class family. I dropped out of high school and did home school to get my diploma. I was a single mother, living with my parents at 20.
    Today, I have a wonderful husband, 2 amazing kids, a nice house, lovely friends, and a successful career as an attorney. Getting here was no picnic, let me tell you. Now days, there is very little I would change about my life, but my weight and health are at the top of the list. I have accomplished a great deal over the last few years, but I still have trouble passing up a girl scout cookie or sesame chicken. I just need to stay focused on how important this is. I am going to keep doing it until I get it right. Until I can ride my own bike and make the hard choices every day. I made it through law school and drug free child birth, this should be a piece of cake piece of steamed broccoli, right?
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from ladyhoward in The next time around   
    My first whole 30 ended as a whole 27. Many factors contributed to my blowing off the last three days, but I have only myself to blame. I still feel like it was a success. My plan was to take a week off and do another one. Due to a broken TV and dishwasher (in the same week!), I will have to wait a bit longer to stock my fridge and pantry. I do plan on doing my next W30 asap.
    A few things I will do differently next time:
    1. Ignore my family. I mostly did that this time around, but they didn't like the smell of the coconut oil and I stopped using it. This time, my motto is "you can't please everyone, you got to please yourself" There are frozen pizzas in the freezer if you don't like it.
    2. Coconut oil is back in the line-up.
    3. I am sending the scale away. I am getting it out of my house and I am going to challenge myself to stay off the scale at the gym. This really should be #1 for me.
    4. Keep a closer eye on fruit and nuts. I love fruit, but it is a little swypo/no brakes for me. I love fruit and nut butter but the more I have it, the more I want it. I think I will limit myself to 3 servings a week and always with my meal, no snacking.
    5. I am going to make it 30 days.
    6. After the 30 days I am goint to do the full reintroduction.
    7. I am going to remind myself every single day, why I am doing this. I believe I may be insulin resistant and/or pre-diabetic and last time I had a check up my cholesterol was in the high end of normal. I am 25lbs over-weight and my husband and I want to have another baby. I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy and my son has autism. There are a million reasons to do this and only one not to - because it's hard.
    I am no stranger to hard. I came from a lower middle class family. I dropped out of high school and did home school to get my diploma. I was a single mother, living with my parents at 20.
    Today, I have a wonderful husband, 2 amazing kids, a nice house, lovely friends, and a successful career as an attorney. Getting here was no picnic, let me tell you. Now days, there is very little I would change about my life, but my weight and health are at the top of the list. I have accomplished a great deal over the last few years, but I still have trouble passing up a girl scout cookie or sesame chicken. I just need to stay focused on how important this is. I am going to keep doing it until I get it right. Until I can ride my own bike and make the hard choices every day. I made it through law school and drug free child birth, this should be a piece of cake piece of steamed broccoli, right?
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from ladyhoward in The next time around   
    My first whole 30 ended as a whole 27. Many factors contributed to my blowing off the last three days, but I have only myself to blame. I still feel like it was a success. My plan was to take a week off and do another one. Due to a broken TV and dishwasher (in the same week!), I will have to wait a bit longer to stock my fridge and pantry. I do plan on doing my next W30 asap.
    A few things I will do differently next time:
    1. Ignore my family. I mostly did that this time around, but they didn't like the smell of the coconut oil and I stopped using it. This time, my motto is "you can't please everyone, you got to please yourself" There are frozen pizzas in the freezer if you don't like it.
    2. Coconut oil is back in the line-up.
    3. I am sending the scale away. I am getting it out of my house and I am going to challenge myself to stay off the scale at the gym. This really should be #1 for me.
    4. Keep a closer eye on fruit and nuts. I love fruit, but it is a little swypo/no brakes for me. I love fruit and nut butter but the more I have it, the more I want it. I think I will limit myself to 3 servings a week and always with my meal, no snacking.
    5. I am going to make it 30 days.
    6. After the 30 days I am goint to do the full reintroduction.
    7. I am going to remind myself every single day, why I am doing this. I believe I may be insulin resistant and/or pre-diabetic and last time I had a check up my cholesterol was in the high end of normal. I am 25lbs over-weight and my husband and I want to have another baby. I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy and my son has autism. There are a million reasons to do this and only one not to - because it's hard.
    I am no stranger to hard. I came from a lower middle class family. I dropped out of high school and did home school to get my diploma. I was a single mother, living with my parents at 20.
    Today, I have a wonderful husband, 2 amazing kids, a nice house, lovely friends, and a successful career as an attorney. Getting here was no picnic, let me tell you. Now days, there is very little I would change about my life, but my weight and health are at the top of the list. I have accomplished a great deal over the last few years, but I still have trouble passing up a girl scout cookie or sesame chicken. I just need to stay focused on how important this is. I am going to keep doing it until I get it right. Until I can ride my own bike and make the hard choices every day. I made it through law school and drug free child birth, this should be a piece of cake piece of steamed broccoli, right?
  16. Like
    Marci0393 got a reaction from ladyhoward in The next time around   
    My first whole 30 ended as a whole 27. Many factors contributed to my blowing off the last three days, but I have only myself to blame. I still feel like it was a success. My plan was to take a week off and do another one. Due to a broken TV and dishwasher (in the same week!), I will have to wait a bit longer to stock my fridge and pantry. I do plan on doing my next W30 asap.
    A few things I will do differently next time:
    1. Ignore my family. I mostly did that this time around, but they didn't like the smell of the coconut oil and I stopped using it. This time, my motto is "you can't please everyone, you got to please yourself" There are frozen pizzas in the freezer if you don't like it.
    2. Coconut oil is back in the line-up.
    3. I am sending the scale away. I am getting it out of my house and I am going to challenge myself to stay off the scale at the gym. This really should be #1 for me.
    4. Keep a closer eye on fruit and nuts. I love fruit, but it is a little swypo/no brakes for me. I love fruit and nut butter but the more I have it, the more I want it. I think I will limit myself to 3 servings a week and always with my meal, no snacking.
    5. I am going to make it 30 days.
    6. After the 30 days I am goint to do the full reintroduction.
    7. I am going to remind myself every single day, why I am doing this. I believe I may be insulin resistant and/or pre-diabetic and last time I had a check up my cholesterol was in the high end of normal. I am 25lbs over-weight and my husband and I want to have another baby. I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy and my son has autism. There are a million reasons to do this and only one not to - because it's hard.
    I am no stranger to hard. I came from a lower middle class family. I dropped out of high school and did home school to get my diploma. I was a single mother, living with my parents at 20.
    Today, I have a wonderful husband, 2 amazing kids, a nice house, lovely friends, and a successful career as an attorney. Getting here was no picnic, let me tell you. Now days, there is very little I would change about my life, but my weight and health are at the top of the list. I have accomplished a great deal over the last few years, but I still have trouble passing up a girl scout cookie or sesame chicken. I just need to stay focused on how important this is. I am going to keep doing it until I get it right. Until I can ride my own bike and make the hard choices every day. I made it through law school and drug free child birth, this should be a piece of cake piece of steamed broccoli, right?
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    Marci0393 reacted to sarahjo in day 28 & struggling!   
    You are not alone Roz! I am on Day 27 and the weekend was a struggle for me. And this morning I woke up thinking about Chocolate Chip Cookies. But then I remembered how good I feel. How the chronic back pain that I have endured for 3 years just up and dissappeared on Friday. I had a pain free weekend. Whoa.
    I feel like this Whole30 has changed my life forever. I know that if I fall off and eat a cookie, I can get right back on do this again and reset my system.
    With only 2 days remaining for you, You Can Do It! Just have some tea, get some fresh air, and it will pass.
    Here, someone just sent me this video, maybe it will help you

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    Marci0393 got a reaction from Rojo in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I realized a few years ago that I had been going through life projecting judgment on others because I figured they were judging me. There was a group of women I knew that I referred to as "The Prom Committee." Then I got the opportunity to really get to know some of them and I realized I was the only one judging me, they weren't. Yes, sometimes people are jerks, and sometimes people will judge you unfairly, but when I think someone is judging me I have to take a step back and make sure I'm not putting my own issues onto someone else. I know from experience that when you see fault in yourself it's easy to immagine that others judge you for those faults, even when they don't.
    That was rambly. I hope it made sense.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from CaseyD in Pre pregnancy and Pregnancy Books   
    This may not be a popular opinion on here, but the $200 price tag on the Healthy Baby Code leaves a bad taste in my mouth. One of the reasons I trust Whole9 and the Whole30 program is that the information is out there for free. I bought It Starts With Food and was happy to do so because I knew the basics going in and I knew that it wasn't just about making money for the authors. They give away the basic information to anyone who needs it which tells me that they believe in their program and this is about helping people live better lives, not about making a buck. I know that everyone has to make a living, but when your marketing resembles those "get the secret to lose 10lbs in a week" diet scam sites, it makes me suspicions.
    If they offered a bit more information or you could buy the program in separate pieces (Fertility, pregnancy, breast feeding, etc.) I would be more willing to consider it. Not to mention that I signed up for the free ebook from HBC and never received it! I am sorry, but I am already spending more on groceries to make sure my family has healthy, nutritious food. Maybe $200 isn't much to some people, but I can think of a lot of things I could do with it. I don't think it's fair to make women feel like they are depriving their babies of something important if they don't shell out. I feel like the lack of free information, the high price tag and the “you need this to have a healthy baby†tone of the web site are all set up to take advantage of women at their most vulnerable, when they just want to have a healthy baby.
    I will admit that I am jaded in this area. I have a son with Autism and there is a constant stream of both charlatans and well intentioned idiots that want to sell you the newest miracle cure. What makes it harder is that there is good research and good information out there and you have to wade through the crap to get to it. I guess what irritates me so much about the HBC is that it probably is a good program and probably has worthwhile information in it, but there is no way for me to find that out without spending $200. It looks, smells, and tastes exactly like a scam and I would have dismissed it immediately if it wasn't endorsed by Whole9, because I do trust Whole9. I am glad that Melissa found it useful, but that is the only star in its corner for me and I'm just not sure that's enough to get me to spend that kind of cash.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from TracyP in Chicken vegetable soup   
    I just made chicken zoodle soup. I put the broth, cubed chicken breast, carrots, celery, leeks and zucchini that I used a julienne peeler ($10 at whole foods or on amazon) to turn into zoodles into my pressure cooker for 15 minutes. Since most people don't have a pressure cooker (although everyone should because they are AWESOME! ) you can use a crock pot or do it on the stove and adjust the time. I also seasoned with herbs de Provence, salt and pepper. Easy peasy!
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from Rojo in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I realized a few years ago that I had been going through life projecting judgment on others because I figured they were judging me. There was a group of women I knew that I referred to as "The Prom Committee." Then I got the opportunity to really get to know some of them and I realized I was the only one judging me, they weren't. Yes, sometimes people are jerks, and sometimes people will judge you unfairly, but when I think someone is judging me I have to take a step back and make sure I'm not putting my own issues onto someone else. I know from experience that when you see fault in yourself it's easy to immagine that others judge you for those faults, even when they don't.
    That was rambly. I hope it made sense.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from CaseyD in Pre pregnancy and Pregnancy Books   
    This may not be a popular opinion on here, but the $200 price tag on the Healthy Baby Code leaves a bad taste in my mouth. One of the reasons I trust Whole9 and the Whole30 program is that the information is out there for free. I bought It Starts With Food and was happy to do so because I knew the basics going in and I knew that it wasn't just about making money for the authors. They give away the basic information to anyone who needs it which tells me that they believe in their program and this is about helping people live better lives, not about making a buck. I know that everyone has to make a living, but when your marketing resembles those "get the secret to lose 10lbs in a week" diet scam sites, it makes me suspicions.
    If they offered a bit more information or you could buy the program in separate pieces (Fertility, pregnancy, breast feeding, etc.) I would be more willing to consider it. Not to mention that I signed up for the free ebook from HBC and never received it! I am sorry, but I am already spending more on groceries to make sure my family has healthy, nutritious food. Maybe $200 isn't much to some people, but I can think of a lot of things I could do with it. I don't think it's fair to make women feel like they are depriving their babies of something important if they don't shell out. I feel like the lack of free information, the high price tag and the “you need this to have a healthy baby†tone of the web site are all set up to take advantage of women at their most vulnerable, when they just want to have a healthy baby.
    I will admit that I am jaded in this area. I have a son with Autism and there is a constant stream of both charlatans and well intentioned idiots that want to sell you the newest miracle cure. What makes it harder is that there is good research and good information out there and you have to wade through the crap to get to it. I guess what irritates me so much about the HBC is that it probably is a good program and probably has worthwhile information in it, but there is no way for me to find that out without spending $200. It looks, smells, and tastes exactly like a scam and I would have dismissed it immediately if it wasn't endorsed by Whole9, because I do trust Whole9. I am glad that Melissa found it useful, but that is the only star in its corner for me and I'm just not sure that's enough to get me to spend that kind of cash.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from Sara C. in Pre pregnancy and Pregnancy Books   
    Thank you for the information. I see now that there is more information on his personal web site, but there is almost none on the HBC web site.
    I did consider the fact that there was expense in developing the system, however, there is almost no expense in preparing what they actually sell which is access to the information. He could help 500 women at a cost of $200 each or he could help 2000 for $50 each and make the same profit. I can not think of another legitimate type of information based program, health realted or otherwise that charges this much for access to the information. I still think it's excessive which makes me question his motives.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from Rojo in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I realized a few years ago that I had been going through life projecting judgment on others because I figured they were judging me. There was a group of women I knew that I referred to as "The Prom Committee." Then I got the opportunity to really get to know some of them and I realized I was the only one judging me, they weren't. Yes, sometimes people are jerks, and sometimes people will judge you unfairly, but when I think someone is judging me I have to take a step back and make sure I'm not putting my own issues onto someone else. I know from experience that when you see fault in yourself it's easy to immagine that others judge you for those faults, even when they don't.
    That was rambly. I hope it made sense.
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    Marci0393 got a reaction from Rojo in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I realized a few years ago that I had been going through life projecting judgment on others because I figured they were judging me. There was a group of women I knew that I referred to as "The Prom Committee." Then I got the opportunity to really get to know some of them and I realized I was the only one judging me, they weren't. Yes, sometimes people are jerks, and sometimes people will judge you unfairly, but when I think someone is judging me I have to take a step back and make sure I'm not putting my own issues onto someone else. I know from experience that when you see fault in yourself it's easy to immagine that others judge you for those faults, even when they don't.
    That was rambly. I hope it made sense.