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  1. MomOfTwoMarines

    Starting January 1, 2018

    Nice to connect, Janice! I totally believe we can do anything we want. Having support from others in similar places definitely helps!
  2. MomOfTwoMarines

    Starting January 1, 2018

    Hi Garts Girl - one of my coworkers initially started this train down the track - both of us planning a January 1 start date. Now there are two additional coworkers joining us and we are all pretty excited that we will have the support of others. My book just came today and I can’t wait to dig into it tonight!
  3. MomOfTwoMarines

    Starting January 1, 2018

    Interested in your comment regarding the medication detox. It took me 6 weeks to wean off the prednisone, and now trying to learn how to sleep on half the Ambien dosage that I’ve been taking for 5 or 6 years, with the ultimate goal of not needing it at all. I’ve heard that many medications add to weigh (Prednisone for sure!) but there are some I will not be able to stop taking (i.e. beta blocker). Trying to get rid of the ones that I can!
  4. MomOfTwoMarines

    Starting January 1, 2018

    Hi Janice - newbie here too. I can relate to the health issues and know that many of mine go away or at least get better when I’m not filling my face with garbage food. One thing I would suggest is picking a day - maybe Sunday afternoon - and chopping all your veges for the week. Get some Ziploc bags and put each kind of vege in a bag. Then when you come home from work, you’ll be less inclined to skip it because the prep work is already done. My husband helps - we do the prep together which is great. Now I need to do some planning around the meat part of the meals. Lunches are easy - make a big pot of soup while you’re chopping those veges and perhaps a big salad for the week, to which you can add some chopped grilled chicken, might spend a couple hours, but you’re setting yourself up for success and saving far more time than that during the week (especially when you’re tired at the end of the day). Good luck!
  5. MomOfTwoMarines

    Starting January 1, 2018

    This 52 year old is starting her first Whole30 on January 1. The last couple of years I have gotten so far off track after being what I would consider Whole30 compliant for a few years (without even knowing it). I had gotten down to a really comfortable weight and felt great physically and mentally. Have had several medical issues (degenerative spine, spinal fusion, hysterectomy, polymyalgia rheumatica requiring months of steroids) get the picture. I’m at my highest weight ever. I feel terrible in my own skin, no energy, can’t sleep, no self-esteem, and tired of trying to find something in my closet every morning. A friend at work suggested we do this together and I didn’t have to think twice! We will both start Jan. 1 and keep each other accountable. I am so ready for this!