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  1. Hi, I successfully completed the whole30 in January 2018. I found it somewhat easy in the sense that you can still eat so much, as opposed to say a keto diet where you can't have sweet potatoes and tomatoes. What I found really hard was no alcohol and almond milk in my coffee (I can't drink it black). But I went 30 days on whole foods only, no slips or mistakes. I lost about 15 pounds however that could also be attributed to the fact I was running four times a week and wasn't drinking alchohol. I believe it was a combination of both. I lost weight, my skin glowed and I was sleeping very well. Of course I lack willpower and wasn't able to properly reintroduce things - I couldn't reintroduce dairy, then not have it for a few days, then reintroduce something else. And I started going out again and I love wine a little too much. But I kept eating close to whole30 because I really did like it. Then my job sent me to London, UK from April to August and I had no intention of eating whole30 as I wanted to enjoy myself and the incredible opportunity given to me. As you can see, I use alcohol and food as a reward. Of course I gained weight but I was doing a lot of walking (when I was done work for the day, I'd walk to a different tube station and try to explore new areas, etc., plus every long weekend, I'd go somewhere in Europe and walk all over) so the weight gain wasn't too bad because I was moving. I stopped running because as much as I love London and it's incredibly awesome, the air is not clean and my lungs couldn't take it. Then I came back home (Canada) and I've slipped hard. Both eating and drinking. And here I am. I so desperately want to go back on the whole30 but I don't think I have the willpower to do it again. And it's almost December so it's dinners and drink season. I haven't ran since May and I'm scared to go back downstairs to the gym (it's in my damn building, I don't even have to go outside) because I know I can't do what I was able to do months ago and I'll just get discouraged. I come home from work and just sit on my couch and not move. That's my weekends. I know it's up to me to make the changes I need to make but I just needed to tell someone. I could talk to friends but it's easier and less embarrassing to me to do it this way as I'm in a self-loathing spiral right now and I need to pull my way out of it. So tonight I'm going to spend the night combing through success stories and look for the inspiration I need. I just needed to get this off my chest. Thank you to anyone who reads this. If you want to respond and be harsh, please do. Thanks, Anita
  2. Thank you so much for reading and responding. Not going to lie, I teared up. I need to remember how good it felt when I finished a 30 minute run. I'm not having wine tonight so I am going to focus on how good I feel tomorrow when I wake up. And if I want to binge watch something on Netflix, I can download it and watch an episode on the exercise bike. I'll also spend more time on Instagram. It's all makeup, drag queens and whole30/paleo cooks.
  3. Label reading. I've fallen off the wagon pretty badly but I can't stop label reading and I cannot even consider a frozen meal of some sort. And adding protein to my meals
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    What's for dinner?

    I batch-cooked on Sunday so I had a bolognese sauce over cauli-rice. I was super hungry today so I also had three sunnyside up eggs and some guacamole. I made two eggs but one yolk broke and that means you get another egg.
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    Here goes!

    Good luck in Vegas (for many reasons, of course). I don't think I could be compliant there.
  6. I buy those too!!!!!! Same reasoning.
  7. Girl, I hear you. I cannot wait for a glass of wine (day 28). I gave up smoking years ago because I didn't want that disgusting habit in my life but there is no scenario I can imagine where I'll give up red wine for the rest of my life. I can't wait to reintroduce it but I'm scared because too much wine leads me to make a giant bowl of pasta or stuff my face with salty chips. I was thinking of eating compliantly all day and then I can have wine because I'll be full and won't be tempted to inhale every salty, greasy, carby thing I can find. That might be naive and the veterans of w30 and mods might be chuckling at me. My questions to you are: Do you think you can be strong if those are your triggers? Can you stop at just the one glass while cooking? (Not calling you an alcoholic, I am projecting because I know I couldn't stop as I'd want one with dinner also). I miss having a glass of wine while cooking.
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    Kirbz's Whole30 Log

    I just read your whole log and I really enjoyed your thoughts/reflections. Honestly, I kept expecting you to quit because of the difficulty you were having but I was so happy to see you went past the 30 days. Congratulations. I'm terrible at planning and preparing as well so the struggle is real. Best of luck on round 2. I'm on Day 8 of my first time (going to start a log tonight when I get home from work) so i'm enjoying reading everyone's story