TamMarie

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    TamMarie reacted to pags98 in Starting Oct 1   
    That's awesome @Betsie_n !  
    This weekend will be challenging for me simply because I'm going camping with my son's Cub Scout Pack.  But I've bought some Turkey Breast that is compliant and am going to make some hard boiled eggs when I get home to have for breakfast tomorrow.  Then I'll probably whip up some tuna fish with compliant mayo and relish to keep in the Yeti for dinner tomorrow night.  Really not that hard when you have a plan I guess!
    Good luck everyone for the weekend!
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    TamMarie reacted to JJB in Teen with Stomach Pain   
    What part of the W30 protocol is torture for you? I do miss sweets and pizza/burgers, and don't enjoy spending so much time cooking...but I also don't miss having headaches multiple times a week, feeling sleepy/tired/grumpy/lethargic the majority of the time, having unreasonable hunger/cravings every single day, etc... Have you and/or your family members noticed any benefits from your new diet that might motivate you to continue? If not, then I guess I can't blame you. Maybe you've been focusing on the fact that it's not helping the specific problem you hoped it would, and possibly overlooked other positive changes that have occurred? I no longer think of the SAD as "normal." I wish it had never became the norm in our society to eat so many processed and modified foods. I hope your son finds relief with the IBS protocol. I can't imagine having stomach pains on a daily basis, especially as a kid.
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    TamMarie got a reaction from pags98 in Starting Oct 1   
    Hi Folks!  I am doing my 7th Whole30.  Each time I learn something new during the re-introduction phase.  We do the reset quarterly.
    I started the whole30 journey a year and a half ago with the first one completed April 2017.  My husband and I do this together.  His doctor suggested it at the same time my dietitian suggested it.  I was suffering from anxiety, headaches, nausea, and extreme fatigue (that my primary doctor called normal for me). 
    For me, my symptoms were because of certain foods that I was eating and the whole30 proved to me that I could feel good! And how I was feeling was not normal (which I knew).  I also found that I cannot eat almond flour, cauliflower or coconut milk.
    I have lots some weight and inches but that is not why I am doing this.  I want to feel good consistently!  Looking better is a bonus!
    I do the slow slide (food freedom forever book triggers) back to feeling yucky between resets.  Eat something I know will cause issues because it is super yummy.  Feel okay.  Repeat, until I hit a wall and end up exhausted headache anxiety.  But I am getting better and making better choices more often.
    I love this forum and try to join a group each time for support!
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    TamMarie got a reaction from pags98 in Starting Oct 1   
    Hi Folks!  I am doing my 7th Whole30.  Each time I learn something new during the re-introduction phase.  We do the reset quarterly.
    I started the whole30 journey a year and a half ago with the first one completed April 2017.  My husband and I do this together.  His doctor suggested it at the same time my dietitian suggested it.  I was suffering from anxiety, headaches, nausea, and extreme fatigue (that my primary doctor called normal for me). 
    For me, my symptoms were because of certain foods that I was eating and the whole30 proved to me that I could feel good! And how I was feeling was not normal (which I knew).  I also found that I cannot eat almond flour, cauliflower or coconut milk.
    I have lots some weight and inches but that is not why I am doing this.  I want to feel good consistently!  Looking better is a bonus!
    I do the slow slide (food freedom forever book triggers) back to feeling yucky between resets.  Eat something I know will cause issues because it is super yummy.  Feel okay.  Repeat, until I hit a wall and end up exhausted headache anxiety.  But I am getting better and making better choices more often.
    I love this forum and try to join a group each time for support!
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    TamMarie reacted to vpoppy1 in Starting Oct 1   
    Hi all! I 'm Val and I just joined! I started my Whole30 on October 1st as well! Little bit about me, I have lost approx. 60 pounds so far on my own, but still have another 20 to go, I started this program because there was a part of me that knew I had some issues yet to be resolved with food. I not-so-jokingly refer to my sinuses as that of "an Old English Bulldog," and when I picked up the book it was either Whole30 or sinus surgery. I thought I'd try the food option. I mostly eat pretty healthy, but coming from Wisconsin, cheese isn't just a food group--it's a way of life lol! A part of me knew that whenever I ate dairy or other foods my sinuses would get exponentially worse. So there was a big ol' strike two for starting the Whole30. 
    Finally, I've had Lupus since I was 12. It's mostly mild, but growing up with it I've heard horror stories about people with Lupus and have always been conscious of it ever since. Met with my Doc back in February and he confirmed that it's in remission now! But, again, I always am looking to improve and get better, and I'd like to see what being on Whole30 could do in terms of fixing that. 
    So! 1, 2, 3 strikes for doing Whole30! I started on Monday, and to tell the truth I actually feel great! The ranch dip recipe is the new love of my life and I've been enjoying a delish loaded cauliflower soup recipe that I made with W30 compliant bacon and coconut milk...SO good! 
    I feel like the bottom is going to drop out from under me though, that I'm going to wake up tomorrow feeling like I got beat with a baseball bat. But who knows? I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing, and hopefully things continue to get better. :-)
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    TamMarie reacted to ladyshanny in Starting Oct 1   
    Also, pizza isn't going to DO anything to help your day. It won't fix your computer, it won't ease your headache, it won't magically make your rough morning smooth. It's just cheese on dough.............stay strong! Make sure you're eating enough food overall, drinking enough water and salting your food. 
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    TamMarie reacted to Jeanne M in Starting Oct 1   
    Dairy was a big one for me!  I didn’t want to admit it, because yogurt and cottage cheese were my go-to’s for protein. Honestly, I’ve eaten very little dairy since my first round. I noticed a huge difference in my belly, the bloat just went away!  I have some cheese here and there, so I don’t feel super deprived.  Good luck!
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    TamMarie reacted to tinman57 in Starting Oct 1   
    Happy Day One everyone.  Be safe out there. 
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    TamMarie reacted to Ginger Auer in Starting Oct 1   
    I'm starting my very 1st Whole30 on October first. How perfect is it that October 1st is also a Monday?? I have been putting off dong the program for a whole year because of lots of weddings, vacations and random events but I have decided that this is going to be my birthday present to myself. My birthday is October 30th so I'll be completing my last day on my 32nd birthday! Is there a better present than self love and improved health on your birthday???? I THINK NOT! Good luck to everyone!
    -Ginger
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    TamMarie got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Have been doing this for almost 4 months, now   
    Hi Ashley,  I am sort of in it for the long haul.  This is my 5th whole30.  I always end up slipping back to eating things that make me feel sick.  Tired, headache, queasy, crabby.  I just put quotes up all over my house and office.  from the food freedom forever book....is it worth it?  To really make me think about whatever it is that I am putting in my mouth.   
    I am on day 17 of this whole30 and already feel much better.  After about a week or two of the withdrawal headaches/fatigue (lots of naps) from vodka, sugar, and taking bites of my kids snacks (cookies, crackers..).  I have also identified whole30 approved foods that make me feel sick, almond flour, and coconut milk.  And I have found that I can't eat anything with grains in it, any gluten free bread or goodies.  
    Congrats on your wedding dress!  Sounds like you had scale specific goals.  Do you have any other goals?  I personally have put the scale in my house away as my clothes really are a true measure of how I am doing.  And sometimes the scale doesn't move but your measurements do.  I am back into pre-pregnancy clothes which is huge for me.
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    TamMarie got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Have been doing this for almost 4 months, now   
    Last night was my step-fathers birthday and there was cake.  It was day 29 of my whole30.  I did not eat the cake. I wanted to.  But thought if I did it would make me feel bad. I get headaches, exhaustion when I eat some foods.  I know gluten and sugar is bad for my body.  It was hard, I cut 5 pieces of cake and scooped ice cream for each plate.  I sat at the table while everyone ate.  I feel good today, not only because I didn't eat the cake (guilt), but BECAUSE I DIDN'T eat the cake (symptoms).  I highly recommend reading Food Freedom Forever!  
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    TamMarie reacted to JenLeeWhipp in Have been doing this for almost 4 months, now   
    I did my first whole30 starting at the end of May and lasted 52 days and was really feeling great. I didn’t do the best job of reintroducing foods intentionally and individually, so even though I was eating pretty healthy after that, I felt like I should have done a better job of evaluating individual ingredients as I reintroduced them. I decided to just start over, so I just finished day 3 of my second round. I am planning to keep it up for as long as possible because it really made a difference in my energy levels which is amazing because I have 2 young kids and usually only get about 4-5 hours of sleep a night. 
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    TamMarie reacted to pearlgirl2017 in Have been doing this for almost 4 months, now   
    #1 tip for me...If you don't buy it, you can't eat it.  I doesn't matter how much good fruit and veggies I have in the fridge, if there is ice cream in the house that is what I am going to go for first.
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    TamMarie got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Have been doing this for almost 4 months, now   
    Hi Ashley,  I am sort of in it for the long haul.  This is my 5th whole30.  I always end up slipping back to eating things that make me feel sick.  Tired, headache, queasy, crabby.  I just put quotes up all over my house and office.  from the food freedom forever book....is it worth it?  To really make me think about whatever it is that I am putting in my mouth.   
    I am on day 17 of this whole30 and already feel much better.  After about a week or two of the withdrawal headaches/fatigue (lots of naps) from vodka, sugar, and taking bites of my kids snacks (cookies, crackers..).  I have also identified whole30 approved foods that make me feel sick, almond flour, and coconut milk.  And I have found that I can't eat anything with grains in it, any gluten free bread or goodies.  
    Congrats on your wedding dress!  Sounds like you had scale specific goals.  Do you have any other goals?  I personally have put the scale in my house away as my clothes really are a true measure of how I am doing.  And sometimes the scale doesn't move but your measurements do.  I am back into pre-pregnancy clothes which is huge for me.
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    TamMarie got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Have been doing this for almost 4 months, now   
    Hi Ashley,  I am sort of in it for the long haul.  This is my 5th whole30.  I always end up slipping back to eating things that make me feel sick.  Tired, headache, queasy, crabby.  I just put quotes up all over my house and office.  from the food freedom forever book....is it worth it?  To really make me think about whatever it is that I am putting in my mouth.   
    I am on day 17 of this whole30 and already feel much better.  After about a week or two of the withdrawal headaches/fatigue (lots of naps) from vodka, sugar, and taking bites of my kids snacks (cookies, crackers..).  I have also identified whole30 approved foods that make me feel sick, almond flour, and coconut milk.  And I have found that I can't eat anything with grains in it, any gluten free bread or goodies.  
    Congrats on your wedding dress!  Sounds like you had scale specific goals.  Do you have any other goals?  I personally have put the scale in my house away as my clothes really are a true measure of how I am doing.  And sometimes the scale doesn't move but your measurements do.  I am back into pre-pregnancy clothes which is huge for me.
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    TamMarie reacted to Roonster in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I finished my day 30 yesterday, but I think I'm going to continue with a modified version for another 30 days. AKA, my sugar dragon is still breathing fire, but I would like to do reintro of everything else to see what I may or may not be sensitive to. The funny thing is that I feel much better in a lot of ways, and I don't really want to do reintro and risk eating something that makes me feel bloated, tired, etc.
    I considered trying to do a whole60, but I am scheduled to start travelling for work again, a lot, and I know it's too hard to do this while travelling in foreign countries. Plus, I have a weekend here and there, and I want to try local delicacies The challenge now is defining what my Food Freedom looks like. I think it will be very close to whole30, with maybe some cheese, cream or wine (assuming I'm tolerant) when I'm home. I've enjoyed these 45 days (the last 30 were straight whole30, the first two weeks I ate hidden soy and grains, oops!) and the challenges of cooking. I've come to love Mel Joulwan's recipes, and plan on using her cook books for the future.  The combo of really tasty, varied foods with actual hard books... the best!
    If anyone keeps using this thread, I'll keep checking in, at least through reintroduction! I haven't been nearly as active at posting as I wanted, but I've enjoyed reading everyone's experiences!! I am WHOLE30
     
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    TamMarie reacted to suzannes in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Congrats everybody, well done! It was nice traveling along with you on the April Whole30. It went by really fast surprisingly. 
    Like @bigmamabird I'm going to continue at least another month since my sugar dragon is still breathing fire, and I just want to make this healthy way of eating a good solid habit, and see if I can continue to relieve some health issues.
    So, I'll be around here if anyone wants to chat more about this journey or just wants to check in sometime. 
    Good luck, best wishes, and bon voyage to all of you fellow Whole30ers! 
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    TamMarie reacted to Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Happy Day!!! Day 30!!! Congratulations to everyone who completed the program!!! It's been fun riding out the last 30 days with you. I'm curious to see how the measurements will work out this evening.
    Hats off to those of you continuing for another 30. I don't think i'd have to many issues continuing along the same journey. My wife on the other hand is looking forward to a little creamer in her coffee.  Other than that, I think she would be fine as well.
    It's been fun, interesting, nerve racking, a little stressful, and a great learning experience of all the hidden ingredients in what is called "food".  I hoping to take what I've learned to the next level and continue to eat healthy. This was a great first step! I'm glad i did it!!
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    TamMarie reacted to dnewc in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @Hope4Overcomers - It's funny you should mention doing Whole30 for vegetarians. My daughter really wants to eat more vegetarian, but she tends to be anemic so I wanted to do a little research first. I was wondering what the Whole30 veg program is like. Have you looked into it?
    I'll probably go through a couple of reintroductions over the next 2 or 3 weeks (usually wine gets reintroduced in short order ), but I'll use that time to figure out what's next.
    What a great active supportive group this has been. Thanks everybody! Enjoy day 30!
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    TamMarie reacted to humanitysurvey in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    One of the biggest reasons I decided to do the W30 this time (I've done rounds before in 2016) was to show myself that I can be consistent. Consistency is my biggest struggle. I'll be doing well and then I'll deviate and feel bad about it. I've been doing mindful mediation for a while now and I really think that has helped me to really think through my choices. When I have a craving, my goal is to be mindful and ask those questions that Melissa talks about in Food Freedom Forever "“Do I want it? Is it worth it? Will it mess me up? Am I willing to accept the consequences? Do I really want it?” There are only two answers here—yes, it’s worth it and I really want it, or no, it fails one or more of those criteria." I know that I'm an Abstainer. I do much better when I just stay away from said food. So I'm working on figuring out how I can manage trigger foods and not let it throw me totally off because you know I have to live life. https://whole30.com/2017/04/abstainer-or-moderator/ I also do much better with black and white rules instead of guidelines and that is something I'm working on also. I feel like I've taking the desperation out it. I've already tried to lose the weight (30-40lbs) "quickly" and that hasn't produced long term success. So now I'm just working on becoming healthy. Doing what I need to do to feel good, have energy, less stress and sleep throughout the night without waking up. I now know that if I pursue health, that I will get a smaller pant size by accident. 
    Also I've never done the reintroduction correctly any of the times I've down W30 and I'm determined to do it correctly ALL the way through. I'll be doing the slow reintroduction and I've already planned out the next 30 days. I'll be reintroducing something new every 2 weeks. I know that for most foods I do not have an immediate reaction. It happens over time so I need to give it time. I'm totally OK with that. 
    Here's to the next 4 days and beyond. YES WE ALL GOT THIS!!!!
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    TamMarie reacted to humanitysurvey in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I found that sugar triggered my sinuses. The very first W30 I did was in the spring and I realized I wasn't taking my allergy medicine any more and I wasn't getting sore throats anymore. So glad you are feeling better. 
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    TamMarie reacted to SugarcubeOD in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    This is 100% marketing and you're too strong to fall victim.  If the flavors were 'that' good, they wouldn't be discontinuing them so they're probably not worth it anyway   
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    TamMarie reacted to Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I’m relating, @tutormom, big time! The reintroduction time scares the heebie jeebies out of me!!! 
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    TamMarie reacted to suzannes in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hmm... @ShannonM816 ... Extinction Burst or a Hormonal PMS Hurricane...? Like @tutormom I was also feeling pretty great, in control, steady till about mid week this week when out of the blue PMS hit me like a ton of bricks. Terrible insomnia, extremely irritable mood and powerful junk cravings. It's been a very long time since I've noticed any PMS issues till now. But this week, my last week of Whole30, I went from happy Tiger Blood to Bloody Murder--Eat All The Things--Kill All The Things. I really regret not seeing  earlier all of the helpful advice here on the forums re upping your carbs before PMS strikes. Lesson learned! Ouch. I do not want to experience this awful PMS week again. I'll be much more mindful next month to carb-prep in hopes of heading off the PMS tidal wave.  This bad week is another reason I'm going to do another round of Whole30 in May...my sugar dragon had been in retreat, but this week came roaring back and scaring the beejeezus out of me. 
    But on a cheerful cheering note: Keep up the great work @Let's Dooooo It! @tutormom @LizaQ @bigmamabird @humanitysurvey @Dave K @Hope4Overcomers @Kiralyn D @dnewc @deviin22 y'all! 
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    TamMarie reacted to Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @tutormom I can’t tell you how relieved I am to hear someone is also struggling a bit!! I couldn’t get the words right... But you put it perfectly!! I’ve made it over two weeks without any major problems - but man have I struggled yesterday and today. I want ALL THE THINGS. And I am SUPER grumpy about not being able to have them. Thank you @ShannonM816 for explaining this “extinction burst.” It makes a lot of sense. Logically, I know I have so many Victories (scale and non-scale), but emotionally, I just want the pan of brownies my husband requested for dessert tonight. Or a glass of wine!! Sigh.  I’m even dreading a bit the reintroduction period. I know this is essential, but those extra days are stretching out in my mind... And it scares me because I’m afraid I’m going to just go nuts when this is over. 
    So yes, I am also in need of encouragement... 
    Hanging in there... by a thread...