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    dianne m got a reaction from Ksprljan in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Day by Day was INVALUABLE to me.  It's worth the money.  It was my companion, and helped work through the challenges.  I highly recommend it to anyone.  
    I did my first W30 for January - and did really well on it.  Have relaxed the strict rules for dining out, but am basically still on plan having reintroduced only wine at dinner.  I also had dessert on my birthday.  But, now I'm back to it!
    Go team!
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    dianne m got a reaction from Ksprljan in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Day by Day was INVALUABLE to me.  It's worth the money.  It was my companion, and helped work through the challenges.  I highly recommend it to anyone.  
    I did my first W30 for January - and did really well on it.  Have relaxed the strict rules for dining out, but am basically still on plan having reintroduced only wine at dinner.  I also had dessert on my birthday.  But, now I'm back to it!
    Go team!
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    dianne m got a reaction from Ksprljan in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Day by Day was INVALUABLE to me.  It's worth the money.  It was my companion, and helped work through the challenges.  I highly recommend it to anyone.  
    I did my first W30 for January - and did really well on it.  Have relaxed the strict rules for dining out, but am basically still on plan having reintroduced only wine at dinner.  I also had dessert on my birthday.  But, now I'm back to it!
    Go team!
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    dianne m got a reaction from OHMaryF in January 2nd Starter's Reintro thread   
    Hi all,
    My reintro is going great.  No side effects from wine or the birthday dessert.   Have not fully experimented with red wine, but the Sauv Blanc is fine.  I thought sulfites would be a problem and have not discounted that it may still manifest.   I suspect when I reintroduce yogurt & cheese these will be my triggers, so I am putting that off!!
    Sticking as close to the plan as I can without freaking out about added sugar in food prep or butter (in "steamed" veggies) at the past quilty weekend or restaurants.  Really feeling benefits of organic/sustainable foods and am checking out farmers' markets for healthy skin care/hair care/cleansers.  Still feeling great and want to feel this good when I start the Lenten40 ... hoping for really routine good sleep and habits after that.  
    Have a great week!
     
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    dianne m got a reaction from OHMaryF in January 2nd Starter's Reintro thread   
    Hi all,
    My reintro is going great.  No side effects from wine or the birthday dessert.   Have not fully experimented with red wine, but the Sauv Blanc is fine.  I thought sulfites would be a problem and have not discounted that it may still manifest.   I suspect when I reintroduce yogurt & cheese these will be my triggers, so I am putting that off!!
    Sticking as close to the plan as I can without freaking out about added sugar in food prep or butter (in "steamed" veggies) at the past quilty weekend or restaurants.  Really feeling benefits of organic/sustainable foods and am checking out farmers' markets for healthy skin care/hair care/cleansers.  Still feeling great and want to feel this good when I start the Lenten40 ... hoping for really routine good sleep and habits after that.  
    Have a great week!
     
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    dianne m reacted to racheleats in January 2nd Starter's Reintro thread   
    Sulphites definitely affect me too! I tend to steer clear of wine for the most part, but I'm pretty sure you can find sulphite free wine...might be worth searching for, and you could try to re-intro that to see if that's a little better for you! 
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    dianne m got a reaction from Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    @SugarcubeOD, I understand I should be on a different thread, but these are the peeps who helped me get through this whole thing, so I am hoping someone will post a link as to where we go from here (on the forum).  I feel a connection to the people I met here.
    @LagunaRover - what a great list!  Mine would be very similar, and you touched on some that I didn't even realize.  ....and also a great realization about wine.  That was my plan too.  Wine first and will probably try yogurt next.
    I went on a quilting retreat from the 1st-4th and was surrounded by candy, cookies, chocolate, chips, crackers, cheese, (all the dangerous "Cs"), fudge, brownies, the entire time.  I was a nerd and brought a cooler of pre-made meals (although the cafeteria did serve nearly compliant meals and I was able to partake), and my own wine (white, so less sulfites I'm told), and I am happy to say - I was did great!  Not one bite, not one craving for any of the sweets.  No adverse effects from wine.
    We went to a nice restaurant for my birthday last night - and I had one celebratory thing off plan  - something delectable that would be totally worth it - and it was - bananas foster bread pudding.  YUM.  It was my choice, I savored every bite and even left some on the plate.  (Who am I??)  No adverse effects, but I want to keep losing weight (down 11 pounds), and know that I can control what I put in my mouth.
    Anyway, thank you to all for helping me get through this, and for helping with whatever is to come.  I will keep an eye for a post W30 site where we can meet again. 
    Cheers, d
     
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    dianne m reacted to DoodleJo in Starting January 2!   
    Is anyone doing another round?  I’m planning to start another on March 5 after we get back from a 14 day road trip to Mexico.  Wondering which forum topic to follow?
    I met my goal weight loss of 8 pounds, which seem to be an average, and that coupled with a bunch of NSV makes me even more determined to do another. My sugar dragon’s name is alcohol and while I’m not thinking I am an alcoholic I do feel like my body is telling me it’s an inflamitory and needs more work training it. 
    Thanks for all the support this forum has given to everyone, it’s been a lot of fun and I’ve learned so much. Hope to catch up with one or all as I journey.  
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    dianne m reacted to LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    I love reading everyone's success stories!  Super motivating. I reintroduced wine last night... yeah and I still have the headache this evening to prove that! Seems like I need to take that easy for sure. I also had a girl scout cookie today at work since EVERYONE seems to have them around right now.  I just had one, which was enough.  The rest of my food has been compliant buy choice!
    Here are some NSVs I've seen over the past month which are pretty huge in and of themselves:
    I'm sleeping better throughout the night I'm going to bed earlier, willingly, instead of watching TV just for the sake of it I feel clear-headed when I wake up in the morning I have zero cravings for unhealthy food, other than wine My resting heart rate has gone down on average around 20 bpm every night, which I think is amazing My moods are more even - fewer ups and downs My stress level is less - even during this completely stressful time of layoffs at work (yeah, it's been a rough week) My self-control has increased by leaps and bounds I am able to be at work and just avoid unhealthy foods I am able to go out and choose healthy foods to eat I am able to go out and not drink wine when others are drinking (not that I like that!) I'm able to cook large dishes and have lots of leftovers for lunches and other dinners I can look at a recipe and figure out how to make it compliant if it's not My sweet tooth when and if it appears can be assuaged by fruit Sound familiar?
    Thank you all for being here!
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    dianne m got a reaction from Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    @MaineacMom I don't have kiddos, so I can only imagine!   You are so strong and I applaud you for making that oooey gooey thing and not caving!!
    Because of my near instant improvement in allergy symptoms, my very good friend is on day 9!  She has terrible eye/skin allergies and is tilting her W30 to remove the chronic offenders.  She is doing very well and it's fun to be her cheerleader!
    I didn't sleep well the last few nights and I definitely feel more bloated as a result.  The day counting added more stress, it seems, since Day 27.  I am now not going to even think about what "day" it is and just continue with reintroduction and listen to my body.  
    CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE - WE DID IT!!  And I agree - this forum has been a great support and with the unknowns ahead, I am hoping we can stay in touch.
    Cheers all!!   
     

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    dianne m got a reaction from Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    @MaineacMom I don't have kiddos, so I can only imagine!   You are so strong and I applaud you for making that oooey gooey thing and not caving!!
    Because of my near instant improvement in allergy symptoms, my very good friend is on day 9!  She has terrible eye/skin allergies and is tilting her W30 to remove the chronic offenders.  She is doing very well and it's fun to be her cheerleader!
    I didn't sleep well the last few nights and I definitely feel more bloated as a result.  The day counting added more stress, it seems, since Day 27.  I am now not going to even think about what "day" it is and just continue with reintroduction and listen to my body.  
    CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE - WE DID IT!!  And I agree - this forum has been a great support and with the unknowns ahead, I am hoping we can stay in touch.
    Cheers all!!   
     

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    dianne m got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    I didn't have one dream about food.  But, awoke having dreamt that The Edge was my buddy for the last two days.   I'll take it!
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    dianne m got a reaction from Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    @MaineacMom I don't have kiddos, so I can only imagine!   You are so strong and I applaud you for making that oooey gooey thing and not caving!!
    Because of my near instant improvement in allergy symptoms, my very good friend is on day 9!  She has terrible eye/skin allergies and is tilting her W30 to remove the chronic offenders.  She is doing very well and it's fun to be her cheerleader!
    I didn't sleep well the last few nights and I definitely feel more bloated as a result.  The day counting added more stress, it seems, since Day 27.  I am now not going to even think about what "day" it is and just continue with reintroduction and listen to my body.  
    CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE - WE DID IT!!  And I agree - this forum has been a great support and with the unknowns ahead, I am hoping we can stay in touch.
    Cheers all!!   
     

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    dianne m got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    I didn't have one dream about food.  But, awoke having dreamt that The Edge was my buddy for the last two days.   I'll take it!
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    dianne m got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    I didn't have one dream about food.  But, awoke having dreamt that The Edge was my buddy for the last two days.   I'll take it!
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    dianne m got a reaction from Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    @MaineacMom I don't have kiddos, so I can only imagine!   You are so strong and I applaud you for making that oooey gooey thing and not caving!!
    Because of my near instant improvement in allergy symptoms, my very good friend is on day 9!  She has terrible eye/skin allergies and is tilting her W30 to remove the chronic offenders.  She is doing very well and it's fun to be her cheerleader!
    I didn't sleep well the last few nights and I definitely feel more bloated as a result.  The day counting added more stress, it seems, since Day 27.  I am now not going to even think about what "day" it is and just continue with reintroduction and listen to my body.  
    CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE - WE DID IT!!  And I agree - this forum has been a great support and with the unknowns ahead, I am hoping we can stay in touch.
    Cheers all!!   
     

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    dianne m reacted to MaineacMom in Starting January 2!   
    I came close to blowing it yesterday, I made the kids Rice Krispy birds nest with caramel M&M's for "eggs" inside them because we were doing a unit study on birds.  Oh my word!  The ooey gooey marshmallows smelled so darn good and I had to keep reminding myself that I really don't like Rice Krispy squares that much... it was crazy hard!  Don't beat yourself up DebCoop, you have come a long way and have done a great job!  I love what Melissa Hartwig says in Food Freedom Forever: "There will be slip ups, times you fall off the wagon... it's unrealistic to think there will be no more cravings/unhealthy eating habits.  Don't beat yourself up about it.  Simply acknowledge where you are, reactivate your reset, and regain your control."  Hoping we can all still connect here during our reintroduction as I think that will be the hardest part for me... to not just go out and eat "all the things". 
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    dianne m reacted to MaineacMom in Starting January 2!   
    We made it!!!  Woo hoo.    My husband has decided he wants to do W30.    He is still reading the W30 book and preparing himself for what lies ahead, so I might just start up again whenever he does. I am looking forward to reintroduction though and seeing how some of these foods (rice, alcohol, sugar) affects my system.
     Has anyone tried doing W30 with kiddos?  My beautiful blessings  have their Momma's sugar dragon.  I stopped buying some of the items that they rely on for snacks (yogurt, granola bars) and just stocked up on more fruit and veggies, which they love.   However, I am just noticing how they often want the carbs and sugary stuff and want to help them in that area.  I began with this past shopping trip by not purchasing some of our convenient standbys that have snuck their way back into our lives over the past few years (cereal, crackers, granola bars, store bought yogurt). If you guys have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.    Happy Day 1 of reintroduction! 
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    dianne m reacted to cescaw in Starting January 2!   
    Happy Day 30 Everyone! I haven't been commenting a lot, but I have been reading this every day and it has been a great support for me.  This is my second W30 and I'm feeling really good.  I'm going to reintroduce dairy first (I miss milk in my black tea!), but after that I'm not sure.  I haven't really been missing grains or legumes, but we are in a Supper Club with a couple of other families and those items often show up when it's not our turn to host so I will probably reintroduce those next.  I think I'm going to continue eating mostly paleo, but include dairy from time to time.  When I reintroduced it after my first W30 I didn't notice any ill effects so fingers crossed.  :-)
     
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    dianne m got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    Kinda sorta off point - but, how cool is that super blue blood moon this morning!!?? 
    Well, maybe not totally off point - I mean, this is DAY 30, after all!!

    ...from the Griffith Observatory.  Also peeking at me through my kitchen window as I type this at 4:13am.  (I'm having my third not-so-great night of sleep in a row - but that crisp beautiful sight is worth it!)
     
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    dianne m reacted to OHMaryF in Starting January 2!   
    DAY 30!
    I have struggled a bit with between meal munchie/craving feelings, but I think it is mostly due to stress about some things going on. I have gone back and forth on reintroduction, but I decided to go with grains tomorrow (oatmeal and rice), Dairy on Sunday (feta cheese, Greek yogurt), and gluten next Wednesday. Those are the items I most want to test and which I would want to have in my regular diet. I am doing ok living without legumes. I know my sugar dragon is still lurking ready to take over. I will have a few events next weekend and February 12-13, then I will start again on Wednesday February 14. Meal planning is still something I need to work on, so I think I will try the meal plans program next month. 
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    dianne m got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    Kinda sorta off point - but, how cool is that super blue blood moon this morning!!?? 
    Well, maybe not totally off point - I mean, this is DAY 30, after all!!

    ...from the Griffith Observatory.  Also peeking at me through my kitchen window as I type this at 4:13am.  (I'm having my third not-so-great night of sleep in a row - but that crisp beautiful sight is worth it!)
     
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    dianne m got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    Kinda sorta off point - but, how cool is that super blue blood moon this morning!!?? 
    Well, maybe not totally off point - I mean, this is DAY 30, after all!!

    ...from the Griffith Observatory.  Also peeking at me through my kitchen window as I type this at 4:13am.  (I'm having my third not-so-great night of sleep in a row - but that crisp beautiful sight is worth it!)
     
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    dianne m reacted to DebCoop109 in Starting January 2!   
    Hi guys! Ditto to the "can't believe we're there" feeling. I'm feeling hopelessly conflicted about what to re-introduce on Thursday. I had pushed out a lunch meeting from Wednesday to Thursday to make sure I kept myself on track right until the end, and now that lunch meeting has cancelled! (fate, I'm sure). From previous food sensitivity testing I know that peanuts and tree nuts rank fairly high for me as a source of irritation so I want to push the legume intro out further into the reintroduction phase. Since dairy wasn't an issue for me with that testing, thinking maybe a little bit of cheese goes onto my eggs Thursday morning! My husband was also pretty funny last night...he wants to have one of our family roast beef recipes and I told him I had to check ingredients to make sure I don't over-do it (he wasn't impressed). 
    Lots of NSVs to keep in mind going into reintroduction to keep the focus on eating right, interestingly I still have some inflammation and haven't been able to pinpoint it. 
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    dianne m reacted to LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    I'm with you Dianne... wine will be the one thing I re-introduce on Thursday - just one glass, because I need to see how that makes me feel! Our alcohol tolerance has probably been reduced greatly and therefore I don't want a hangover for Friday at work! I was out last Saturday night drinking sparkling water, which I will admit wasn't horrible, especially since I was able to drive there and back without a Lyft.
    Having also proved I can live without cheese and bread and pasta and rice and crackers and chocolate, etc., etc., etc., I'm also going to take the reintroduction of those slowly too. There's some dark chocolate that's been sitting on my desk since Christmas that I will indulge in slowly, one square at a time (and not on the same day as the wine!)
    Wow guys, we are almost at transition point! :-)