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  1. RI Day 2 (2/1) - compliant day 8:00 baby alarm went off and I’m up ready to face the day. Got the baby pottied and dressed. My face is looking so much younger and my skin is radiant. It’s a weird concept and feeling as I make my way through the kitchen this morning. I see the chocolate oatmeal cookies and my first reaction is I can’t have those because and I stop myself and tell myself you are an adult you can have anything you want. Then I ask “do you want those right now?” I consider it and say not really because they don’t meet my very immediate and specific goal right
  2. R.I Day 1 - cont 5:45 GF Banana muffin with a little smear of clarified butter and a couple pistachios I was getting hungry and we are in the middle of a big project. So I decided I would give that muffin a try. It was wicked sweet like way too sweet. I savored it. GF and egg free baking always has a heavy moist texture. So definitely not something I would want to have every day. 7:00 that muffin feels super heavy in my stomach and I have a very faint trace of heart burn. 8:54 M2- compliant beef stroganoff over spaghetti squash, mixed green salad w/ ranch and cor
  3. Keep on trucking and I’m with you on not stressing over the gum. My chiropractor once told me it’s not the one piece of cake that will kill you it is the accumulation of all the things all the time over time, but it does all start with the “one little bite won’t hurt me”. Put the piling of info better choices in the NSV list for sure!
  4. Welcome back @Emma I think that is what has struck me the most about this program is the whole 30 reset is there for you whenever you need it. It’s not that you failed some how but that you are looking to buckle up and strengthen those things you’ve already learned about yourself while setting some of your habits back on the course that will effectively and efficiently meet your goals.
  5. R.I. day 31 - cont Gluten Free grains/sugar 9:30 woke up and got baby up and fed. 10:00 exercise- 30 min beach body prenatal baby yoga. 2:00 M1: sweet and sour chicken with onion peppers broccoli pineapple and 1/2c jasmine rice This recipe is amazing! My kids love it. I added steam broccoli at the end after I thickened the sauce. My kids willing eat the broccoli when mixed in the sauce. The rice - it was okay I would have enjoyed it just as much with the the rice cauliflower but it was nic
  6. Reintro (RI) Day 1 - Gluten Free Grains and some sugar (if I eat a banana muffin) The whole 30 has been completed and satisfied. Today begins the re-introduction of the unknown foods. Also the logging of scientific measurements of change as well as an inventory of NSV Whole30 Non-Scale Victories! Physical (outside) Fewer blemishes - my skin on my face neck arms and back have cleared up almost completely including black heads on my nose and chin. I had only on pimple show up on my jaw line during ttom Glowing skin - my face is so soft and feels tighter and looks more youthfu
  7. @lizziehall Yes I do plan on journaling my reintro on the forum. Cheers to us this morning for completing 30 days to reset our health, habits and mentality surrounding foods.
  8. Day 30 cont 1:20 M2: hamburger and fries! Let me explain after all I have made it to day 30 without giving in to cravings or sneaking into the pantry late at night so I figured I was owed an indulgence. I made these delicious thick burgers and sandwich them between some iceberg lettuce “buns” and accompanied it with a thick slice of a beef steak tomato, along with whole 30 compliant mayo and ketchup from recipe stash. I cut up a small potato tossed it in some olive oil, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning
  9. Day 30... someone pinch me! I am shocked that the end of Whole 30 is here, and I’m on the threshold of my Food Freedom! 6:45 up with baby alarm. It was tempting to just change him and go back to bed, but I think I shall stay up and give myself the gift of loving movement (exercise). 7:20 Exercise: 30 min Beach Body Post Natal Yoga. My exercise this morning did not feel as daunting as when I first did that work out at the beginning of the month. I would say that is an NSV. 8:15 M1 - 2 eggs with salt and pepper and basil, cooked in bacon grease, topped with a little W30
  10. Day 29 ... a lot of thoughts and emotions 6:00 rise and shine it’s Wednesday and that means a busy day! I got up 30 minutes earlier then I normally would so I won’t feel rushed with my morning routine. Even though I went to bed way to late I still feel rested and alert. The boys got up willingly and was a big help getting everything out the door. They are excited to see my mom Yani as she’s been out of town for a week. Can I just say I feel terrific today. I’m smiling for no reason and a bit bubbly and overly chatty. “You are so much more than the results of your strug
  11. Most people ask for oil and vinegar but I’m not a huge fan of vinegar to put it on my salad strait. But citrus fruits hit the spot for me. So I’ll ask for lemons, limes, and even oranges if they have them. Even if they don’t have olive oil the citrus fruit helps with the enjoyment of the salad. yes on when the kids love the food. My 11 yr old with the allergies LOVES food, so he’s always up for trying new recipes. When my extremely picky 13 yr old eats the food we know it’s an amazing recipe
  12. Day 28 and I’m feeling great. 5:55 got up changed baby, went back to bed 9:30 baby alarm went off again. It was nice to sleep in a little. Now to get the day going. I made the boys oatmeal for breakfast, and had to be mindful not to taste it to test hotness while I was feeding the baby. 10:00 M1: Pederson sausage links and a mixed green salad with the “chick-fil-a” dipping sauce as a dressing. I intended to make an egg, but ended up being satisfied with the sausage. Getting work done = baby destroying most of the house 4:00 M2: venison sheet pan fajitas. W
  13. Day 27 cont We had to take my hubbys truck to the big city to drop it off for a repair. So we decided to make it a semi date night. Before we left I got dinner made for the boys and got the baby fed. I am finding part of my issue is I put things in my mouth mindlessly. It’s like I’ve been stuck in the Duldrums from the book The Phantom Tollbooth and the Whole 30 is helping me escape by thinking because obviously thinking is what is required to escape the Duldrums. I keep catching myself going to be mindless and I feel like Tock the watch dog is yelling at me “Think! Think! Think!”
  14. Wow yes sounds like you are in need of designing your own reset to really determine the foods giving you such issues. Definitely check out the food freedom book as it teaches you how to create your own reset of if the whole 30 doesn’t work for you and your dietary needs. It even has a section on doing a reset with low FODMAP foods
  15. Day 27... wait did I read that right, how did this go by so fast! 6:00 up and at em. It felt good to go through my morning routine not rushed. My skin is really beginning to shine. A few NSV my pants are very loose. The pregnancy mask is almost completely gone. I notice faint markings still but I doubt any one else will. I have very little redness left in my T-Zone, just some pink near my nose and on the end my cheek bone. Pores are tighter and 80% of the black heads on chin and nose area are cleared up. I only had one raised pimple on my jaw line with the onset of that TOM. Als
  16. Yes on the tastebuds it’s like they woke up from a long slumber. Food is finally interesting again.
  17. Day 26 cont I survived, sort of. The boys ate all the left over roast and I was so slammed with number crunching I didn’t stop to eat. I asked them if there was any food left, their answer was yeah I think there is some of the meat left… I checked and it was microscopic pieces at best. Oh well at least they enjoyed it. 5:00 M2: sirloin steak and steamed broccoli with some olive oil salt and pepper. My hubby picked us up from dropping off my brothers car and asked where I could eat. I picked a place I know we all enjoy. When we sat down and once I had baby settled the hubb
  18. Day 26 the home stretch! 7:00 up with alarm and baby was up shortly thereafter. Got up and get my morning going. I really just want to lay in bed with my heating pad all day. However I’m at least able to function. When normally with this TOM I’m in so much pain that I literally can’t function and I’m often borderline going into shock. I have a very high tolerance for pain. I’ve had three natural births and all of those are nothing in comparison to the pain my body is in from my cycle. Ugh! So even though I’m uncomfortable and very bloated I’m glad the pain is manageable and not deb
  19. Yay! have you read Food Freedom? I’ve been reading it and if you haven’t you may very well benefit from the part where it talks about designing your own reset if the whole 30 doesn’t seem to suit you. It’s very in depth on how to go about it. I thought about you this morning while I was reading and came to post on here in hopes that just maybe you would check it. And look you are already back. I had to challenge myself at the beginning not to focus on what I couldn’t have but rather on all the new delicious recipes that were waiting for me to discover them. This mindset ha
  20. Day 25 cont My hubby gave me great advice today and I took him up on it. He told me to sleep when the baby sleeps. So I got an hour nap and it was wonderful. I allowed myself to rest. No alarms, no phone, no thoughts. Just me, the bed and my heat pad. I woke feeling better. The world didn’t end, and I dealt with the missed calls and messages without stress. 7:00 M3: Turkey BLT rollup with mayo and spicy mustard. Feeling a bit frustrated that my truck did not get done today, it didn’t even get looked at. I’m quite possibly going to be without a vehicle for the first p
  21. Congrats on your journey too. Thanks for the encouragement. I have found journaling on the boards super helpful to me. It gives me a sense of accountability as I’m very much an Obliger.
  22. Day 25 staying alive, staying alive 7:00 rise up with alarm. Thank you Mother Nature for your gift *insert eye roll*. That explains my mood yesterday. 8:30 M1 Chicken nuggets from 40 Aprons along with the dipping sauce and a salad. Oh my were the chicken nuggets good. A lot of work but really good. The sauce! The sauce was amazing, I even used it on my salad. 1:45 M2: Mustard braised roast with potatoes and carrots. The boys had their first ar
  23. Day 24, steady as she goes. So today was weird and rough. I slept in a little. Felt a little blah when I finally did get up. I was told not to drive my truck as it symptoms indicates a small problem that could create a much larger problem. This seem to overload my brain as I tried to figure out how everyone is going to get to where they need to be without my vehicle. Things have worked out. My sister in love called me needing some essential oils for her little girl that had fallen ill and we talked and afterwards she offered to send her vehicle via my brother seeing as she wouldn’t
  24. 7:00 rise and shine time to get everyone going. Get baby up, potty changed and fed. Get lunches packed and breakfast together while boys pack the truck. I love our homeschool tutorial but it does make for a long day. Plus we have to rush off to a college about an hour away for my 13 yr DS speech competition. 7:30 M1: 3 eggs salt pepper basil coked in CB, blackberries, and 1 Tbs coconut oil. For the first time in a long time I had a very weird and vivid dream. It was so weird and not like me. Forgetting appointments, shirking responsibilities and I found a box of left over baby