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  1. It will come, one day it will click and you will be off and running again. Focus on the positive things you are doing for you. We can do this. We can be better. We can have control.
  2. @Brewer5 girl you weren’t the only one. After my birthday life threw some pretty hard fast balls my way and I’m pretty sure I struck out so hard. Good news is I have another at bat and I’m ready. The world came to a crashing halt, I lost my grandmother just a few hours after arriving at her home for a visit (22 hour drive). Not being able to have a proper funeral, watching some of her children descend upon her remaining affects like vultures before her body was even laid to rest. The events that provide the majority of our household income for the year canceling as far out as May and ma
  3. Goodness, combatting nicotine withdrawals are no joke. Geesh woman you’ve got a lot going on. Be kind be gentle and keep on trucking along. I’m proud of you for not throwing in the towel and the fact that you keep coming back to work on those layers.
  4. @Brewer5 the feelings of others are a strong hold for me. My whole 30 also showed me this. Ha my husband at one point after I politely declined one of his stark biscuits with cheese (YUM!) took me in his arms and said why are you doing this to yourself? Is it something I’ve done or said because if it is I’m sorry and I love you just the way you are. I finally came to the realization that most of the people in my life want me to be happy and as long as I’m happy with my decisions they will be happy too. As for the others, and there are some, that are more concerned about me eating their fo
  5. @Brewer5 Happy Birthday!!! it’s a great day to be a day 1! It’s weird how time works for us and then all of the sudden some where along the way it works against us. I’ll be 40 on the 16th and I was telling my dad I just don’t think I’m as old as he was when he turned 40. Any whos Have a happy anniversary of your born on date doing only the things that truly make you happy!
  6. Oh no that’s ridiculous about the refinance. Oops who would have guessed. Saving eat out money is a great NSV. We have definitely eaten out so much less, like from once or twice a day to once a week.
  7. @Brewer5 ha I’m so glad you got a good laugh out of the song. Sometimes we just need to laugh a little so we don’t kill anyone. How’s the floor coming along?
  8. @Brewer5 a great song by Macy Gray comes to mind “Teenagers” if it ain’t your hormones it’s theirs. Hang in there and don’t kill them off just yet they may still prove to be useful.
  9. I love love love your new hair! So sassy yet a little classy too!
  10. Oh how I struggle with gray areas! My nature sees black and white and I struggle making room for grey. I’m learning in food freedom there is s lot of gray, and that has terrified me. I am learning to navigate the gray and finding a world of other colors in the process. I have hung many labels on myself that many people have handed me through the tears. I am removing these labels and taking a good hard look at them to see if these are labels I should even be carrying in the first place. Good thoughts to chew on
  11. This has me applauding and cheering screaming “YES THIS!!!!!!” I want to save the world, but the best thing I can do for my world is to save me first! This food experiment is about so much more than just the 30 days! I almost feel sad for those who miss that, but what they choose to get out of it is what they get.
  12. @Brewer5 I think it was great that you were able to sneak away with your husband and spend some time together. It sounds like the short time off plan served you and furthered your journey towards being able to live in a place of food freedom where delicious Whole Foods reign supreme with some tantalizing treats thrown in for pure enjoyment from time to time.
  13. @LilliMarlene Call me old fashion, but I actually prefer my bone broth cooked on the stove. @Jihanna I do the same thing when I’m searching for ways to make certain recipes with the tools I actually own. I had to do this for making mayo in my vitamix blender after an epic fail. What would we do without Uncle Google
  14. Wow talk about timing! If you were looking for a direct answer, it doesn’t get more direct than that. We change as we grow and age. It sounds like at one time healthcare/nursing was your thing, but as you have evolved that passion has moved else where and that is okay. Very few people stay within their original profession their whole life. It certainly is not a waste if you are learning and growing as person to develop yourself outside of your original profession. I’m proud you for exploring what excites you! Have a beautiful weekend filled with enjoyment and laughter!
  15. @Brewer5 I cheering so loud for you!!! This is awesome! You made a choice, and then continued on your happy whole 30 way. This sounds like so food freedom to me. Mexican! I struggle with Mexican, that and pizza are typically the foods that I’m like hook me up with a Sundrop or a Mountain Dew. They just seem to go so well together. So I have not ventured out into that part of my food feeedom yet, but someday I will.
  16. RI Day 14 (2/13) 6:00 get up potty baby and find out schools in the area are closed due to flooding. It took over an hour to get a definitive answer regarding our tutorial day. Anyways they decided to follow the schools. So back to bed! 8:30 up and get hubby and baby out the door to take hubby to doctor. It is gout in his elbow. Poor guy! He’s talking about cleaning up his diet to get his flare ups under control. He’s very upset because he was suppose to be headed to Skate party to vend out in Tx, but he can’t drive that distance like this let alone lift any of the inventory
  17. @Brewer5 I’m laughing so hard right now envisioning you researching Rick Flair. Woooooo. I’m so glad I could positively influence your cultural circle just a bit. Again I’m laughing so hard I have tears!!! Keep on keeping on. You are figuring out you and what your best life should look like. I love how you are making deliberate worth it choices and then choosing to come back to home base to keep from going of the rail and down the ravine of food choices. You are inspirational!
  18. RI Day 13 (2/12) cont after a very long day and horrific drive in torrential rain, I arrived home to find my poor hubby in excruciating pain from his elbow. After looking at it I’m certain he has gout in his elbow. I oiled (essential oils) him up and as a small amount of relief came to him he started talking with no filter, but he was oh so sweet. He told me how proud of me he was, and how he wished I hadn’t tossed the little white shorts I used to wear (8 years ago) that he really liked on me because he thinks I could get in them again. (I didn’t tell him those are still 50lbs away)
  19. RI Day 13 (2/12) - fasting 6:30 dragging myself out of bed… it might be all the gluten or it might be the binge watching Netflix with the hubby until 1:30 am but I have some serious brain fog and struggling to move my body this morning. I grabbed my workout clothes and just couldn’t get the gumption to move it move it. So I got dressed started packing up everyone to go. I got the baby up to get him going so I wouldn’t be scrambling out the door. We left on time and that in and of itself is a miracle because I was moving at sloth speed. I decided I would fast today, as I purposefu
  20. @Emma I was pretty shocked how it made my brain go crazy! I still feel like I’m in a bit of haze today and trying not to think about all the foods. It helps I’m out of the house today with clients. I need to spend sometime surfing through some whole 30 recipes on Instagram to shut my brain up about how much I am missing out on. I’m really not missing out on anything and there will be a time and place to indulge into a Gluten-ess treat but right now is not the time. I still have work on me and my food freedom I need to do!
  21. What you don’t visit my log? Ha ha just kidding. There is so much wisdom in knowing where you are and what you need and then giving yourself space for just that rather then trying to cater to everyone. I’m a pleaser and learning to set boundaries for my own health and well being and stick to them was hard. I hope you have a lovely day no matter the outside circumstances. Oh and you get a rick flair woooooooo day 8. You go girl!
  22. Girl I have been on that struggle bus! Especially when I was a single mom on my own I remember Duct taping and laying hands on my little blender willing it to survive until I could buy The Vitamix blender I had been saving to buy for five years. Being frustrated with family members I had asked to not get me gifts but money to go towards those big purchases I wanted and them still buying me junk I didn’t need or want because giving money wasn’t fun. Having our own business we live in feast and famine and right now it’s tax season so it’s better money for me and also my hubbys business b
  23. RI Day 12 (2/11) - Gluten 7:50 up dragging but up. Get baby up changed pottied and fed. Started a load of laundry. Clean up the the skate stuff hubby was working on last night so I can work out 8:30 Exercise 35 min - 15 min BB cize it up crazy 8, crazy 8 abs, crazy 8 cool down. 20 min NHST week 2 day 1 blue. Circuit 1 x 3 10 reps Bicep Curls 5lbs 10 reps Bent over Row 5lbs 10 reps Counter level Push-up 10 reps Tricep Dip with foot support 60 sec Plank on knees Omg the cize it up Abs try to kill me. Lol it didn’t help my 11 yr DS watched the whole time and was
  24. RI Day 11 (2/10) - compliant 8:30 - got up started dish washer and laundry now to exercise 9:00 exercise - 40 min BB Cize with Shaun T. Crazy 8 So I decided to step outside the comfort zone today and try a dance exercise. Once I got past how awkward I probably looked because I can’t keep a beat and I don’t have them loosy goosy hips and upper body you see in hip hop dance, I actually had fun and I have to say I worked up a sweat! I’ll shower when I get back because I’m sneaking out to go get my hubby his favorite breakfast to surprise him with breakfast in bed. I thought t
  25. RI Day 10 - compliant 9:45 awake up and taking it slow this morning. 10:15 exercise: 30 min BB Prenatal yoga I considered picking another routine, but I decided I wanted the ease of the familiarity. I looked at my log for the past 10 days and my average heart beat during my work out has gradually dropped from 105 to 90. I feel a lot of improvement in my form, flexibility, and strength. I am very encouraged to already see improvement in these areas. 12:00 M1 - LO sweet and sour chicken with broccoli Ugh sometimes my brain frustrates me. I caught myself down playi