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  1. @CGinDCwelcome aboard! Keeping a log and journaling has helped me a lot process what is going on with my body. It helps me to realize and name what’s happening that way I can move past it rather than muscle through it.
  2. @SchrodingersCatim glad to hear your dad is on the mend and home again. I’m sorry to hear the vertigo is back and other upsets are back. It’s almost like the body has figured out immediate protest will yield the best results. It’s never fun when the body mutinies against you. that’s a lot of walking for a lot of miles... hats off to you. Maybe it wouldn’t sound as daunting to me if my current walking state wasn’t the duck waddle. Lol
  3. @LadyMtrying on clothes is exhausting even if it is a positive experience lol. ah 2021, so hopeful, so very hopeful.
  4. @LadyMmy other main love language is physical touch, and yes yours are certainly hard with a long distant relationship. You are a brave and wonderful person to stick it through as your “dude” takes care of his mom. I hope you are feeling better and on the mend. Hopefully you’ve been able to use some time to devise a packing plan. I’m super excited for you to get into your very own house!
  5. What a fun get away. I’m so glad you have the energy to really enjoy it. I love the pic by the waterfall. It’s like you are literally glowing with happiness.
  6. Day 13 10/17 saturday play... and feeling oh so prego 7:30 up with the toddler. Get laundry going and food going. 9:30 2 deviled eggs (4 halves), dill pickles, cucumbers and carrots So pregnancy cravings kicked in for breakfast. And let me just say it was wonderful. It’s a good thing I packed up the extra eggs I made for later or I would have eaten them all. Life hack: to avoid eating a dozen eggs in one sitting when having made deviled eggs, only make half a dozen, that way you only eat six eggs. Ha ha ha. My mom came out and we went to JC Penny as soon as i
  7. Here here! I’ll drink some water to that! Lol
  8. Congrats on your whole 30 and learning more about you and your reactions and relationship with certain foods during your reintro. It’s weird how sugar seems to amplify the issues. It does that to me with dairy and makes my digestive track really sick, and with gluten it causes unbelievable almost uncontrollable cravings and impulses to eat more and more. That is definitely a combo I have to be very careful about even when deemed worth it. Maybe you don’t need to put a number of days on your reset, maybe just take the time to really evaluate your NSV and how you feel until you are back to
  9. 10/16 - Day 12 7:30 up with baby. Despite only 4.5 hours of sleep I actually have more energy than I did the past two days combine. Also I’m starving. Hurray the appetite is back. (TMI warning I had a huge release last night, so that may be something to do it.) 8:30 M1 scrambled eggs with basil cooked in ghee. Sweet potato apple medley on top of a bed of spinach. It took me forever to eat my food this morning, part of that was a needy toddler. Trying to get things done, but this belly is so darn heavy. I need to find my belly belt. 10:30 -S1 clementine My
  10. Ah thank you for the encouragement. One of my highest love languages is words of affirmation and though it may seem silly to some words of encouragement go a long way with me. Honestly the past few days I felt like I was in survival mode and leaning heavily on my older boys to help out. I have to beat off the feelings of guilt I place on myself for not being able to do it all. Honestly though I think the having it all together expectation has taken a very unhealthy turn in our culture. When I think back to stories of my grandparents and the reading of journals of others beyond those years
  11. This last half of the month is going to be busy and exciting! I’m glad you are on the mend. Don’t push yourself too hard give time for rest. I do hope “Dude” and his momma come out from the visit unscathed. Please don’t beat yourself up. You’ve made him aware of the circumstances, you’ve done what you can do and his response to all this is his own. tossing out the “fat jeans” what an accomplishment and a show of confidence that you won’t need them in January! Seriously it feels good to let those old things go.
  12. I used the NSV inventory list I did at the end of my whole 30 to also gauge my symptoms if any during reintro. I journaled everything which was tedious, moods, sniffle, a sneeze, cravings, energy. I didn’t assume anything as coincidence for the next few days. I then paid attention after reintro if I was having two or more of the off plan foods together. I found that sugar and gluten together was dangerous for my mood, cravings, and energy, also upsets my digestive tract. Sugar and dairy together absolutely wrecked havoc on my intestines. Journal everything and pay attention to everything.
  13. Yes! I experienced this paralyzing fear in my first whole 30. Reading Melissa’s book Food Freedom Forever along with listening to her podcast helped me so much with this mindset. I’m re-reading it through this round because it’s just that good. A big take away I had from reading it was that this isn’t a one and done thing, it’s a cycle, a process. Part of the plan is the slide or “fall of the wagon” that cycles you back around to another reset whether that be 30 days or just enough until you are set right and feel better with previous NSV restored. Falling off isn’t bad, it teaches you som
  14. @Csm03i have no advice, just wanted to say when I was dealing with nausea due to pregnancy and trying to hold onto my whole 30 I did end up doing smoothies with coconut milk frozen fruit and loads of leafy greens. My family ended up with some extreme circumstances so I didn’t see the W30 through during my first trimester. But while I was trying, the smoothies definitely helped. As did mugs of bone broth.
  15. I guess that depends on what you mean by worse. I personally think as long as you are using a healthy approved fat than enjoy them the way you like them best. If you feel it is too much oil you can play around with amounts to how much oil you really need for the results you want. That may also benefit the purse strings if you find you are happy With the results of less oil, because those good healthy oils can get expensive. Best of luck with your recipe.
  16. @TennisGeri First let me say I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination I’m just a gal who has been there. The fact that an Epsom salt bath helped is a good indication that you are loosing electrolytes through a lot of sweat. Somethings that helped me was drinking bone broth before going to my work out. Also plenty of water like an additional three cups or more depending on the heat and duration. I also took a nightly Epsom salt bath and added a magnesium supplement. Coconut water with lemon juice lime juice and a date all blended together with Himalayan pink salt or sea salt (in
  17. 10/15 Day 11 1/3 of the way there, not that I’m counting or anything 7:15 up with the toddler. Got his breakfast going and put a load of laundry in. I fell asleep at the table making a grocery list waiting on baby to eat. My kids sent me back to bed. 8:30-10:00 sleep 10:30 M1 - 2 eggs with basil cooked in ghee. LO sweet potato apple medley. Dishes are done, the microwave is clean, laundry is started and I need a nap. But alas my 14DS needs my assistance with annotating President Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “The man with a mud-rake” my brain is not functioning at a hig
  18. This about gave me a heart attack, because I just bought a big bag of cranberries to add to roasted sweet potatoes or fried apples, because I heart cranberries. Phew so glad i didn’t buy them in vain
  19. How are you doing? The first few days are always the hardest.
  20. Despite the rain it sounds like a fun adventure scoping out a new city to live. So excited for you on the brink of finishing your masters. what a big accomplishment. Welcome back to the boards and best of luck with your reset. May it serve you well.
  21. Congratulations!!!! It is such a huge accomplishment to accomplish a whole 30. Before stepping on the scale or measuring, I would encourage you to take an inventory of all your other NSVs from skin to digestive, to energy to mental clarity. Try to consider every thing as it really is eye opening. You can probably find a list of questions that may help you do this. It was really eye opening to me, and really put things in perspective.
  22. Day 10 “I Keel You” 7:45 up have to get the day going. Ugh! I’m so glad my in person client agreed to internet meeting today. My hubby told me last night that he thought I should stay home because he was worried about me falling asleep driving. He also said my body is telling me to rest and I need to listen. He is so wise and takes such good care of me. I find I like having someone like him to “submit” to. He is also a great escape goat for things. Lol. So I made the arrangements to stay home today. I’m very glad I did because I’m still dragging and made need a mid morning nap.
  23. 10/13 Day 9 I have the tireds. So, very tired. 9:15 up with toddler… today is not going as planned. I am so so so very tired. Everything is achy and I could sleep a thousand years… honestly it is most likely detoxing and I just need to be gentle with myself. I canceled my AM stuff. 9:30 M1- three scrambled eggs cooked in ghee with chili powder and oregano. LO sautéed veggies and home fries. Ketchup. Despite the fatigue I got a decent breakfast in my system and the dishes from breakfast done. NSV: I’m keeping the dishes done after every meal. This is huge f
  24. Day 8 cont... 8:00 - my body was hurting so after everyone was fed I applied some oils and laid down, and passed out. Hubby and boys put the toddler for bed for me. I just wasn’t hungry so I didn’t eat dinner. I got up around 12 when hubby came to bed and showered. We laid in bed and talked about the day and cuddled. Water 85oz
  25. This! Such a relief when I realized it’s not my job to make people feel comfortable by eating food I don’t want. I have to circle around back to this often and remind myself, but wow the amount of pressure this takes off of me when making decisions about food!