Kristen A

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  1. It ISN'T hard!?

    They are the worst! But I made it through the day with crazy cramps and no chocolate (or wine). And, I'm a rule breaker, so I know that I lost another .5 lb, and no sugar hangover!
  2. It ISN'T hard!?

    That's exactly how I felt the first week, and still sometimes as I move through week 3 (like right now!). Late evenings can also be difficult. Some days are easier than others, but today, I want to eat all the snack size chocolate bars in the conference room! That's what I get for posting "It ISN"T hard".
  3. It ISN'T hard!?

    My family might put Fritolay out of business with our discontinuation of Dorito consumption, so it's a start...
  4. It ISN'T hard!?

    Totally agree, sugar is in darn near EVERYTHING. I feel like I've been COMPLETELY immersed in the learning process, and went from spending almost no time at the grocery store, to being in there for 2 hours at a time, reading labels!! My W30 food education process is beginning to level out, and I'm learning what I like that is approved, so grocery trips are getting shorter. Temptation will likely never go away for me, but I'm turning 47 in a couple of weeks and peri-menopause was seriously kicking my butt, so I had to find something that could counter some of the sluggishness I was feeling! The W30 program has made me feel more alive again, which is a far better incentive than being thin again (even though I welcome that change as well!). I don't mean to make light of cutting sugar and carbs from ones diet. Some days are hard. The best of luck to you on your W30 journey!
  5. It ISN'T hard!?

    Thank you 4W. So true. I've always been concerned about my fat intake and eating foods that contain cholesterol. Because of that, when I've attempted to lose weight, I generally cut way back on fats & red meats, and I'm always hungry and tired. Which has always led me to sweets! Whole30 is a new way of eating I haven't tried before. I don't know why I didn't understand/experience until now, satiety and how foods are digested into fuel for now and later. The learning process has been so fun!
  6. Hi C&A. I surprised my mom for her 70th bday in September (pre-W30) with a trip to NYC. We leave this week, and I'm worried about staying on the plan while we're there. My mom isn't on W30, and has never been to NYC, so I want her to eat what she wants while she's there, and not push my way of eating on her (although I do hope she chooses to join the program). If you have restaurant suggestions (I'm especially worried about breakfast/lunch meals and portable foods as we walk), for places we can both enjoy in the Manhattan area, I would love your help! Thanks in advance.
  7. It ISN'T hard!?

    I started about a week ago (I was nearly eating exclusively Whole30 approved foods for the week prior as I considered the plan and waited for my cookbook to arrive). I decided to commit when I realized this way of eating didn't feel like a diet, and I felt the puffiness of my body start to shrink within the first couple days. I couldn't be more surprised that I haven't felt crazy without sugar and carbs!! I DID NOT think I could do this, but here I am, doing it.