EllieHH

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  1. Just a bit to add...that helps me not "go crazy" both with food and mentally...and that is that every day is a new day to get back on track - but you do need to figure out what "on track" looks like for you first. For me (and this was learned mostly through re-introduction but also in the 3 years since) it means 80-90% W30 eating with OCCASIONAL forays into grains (sushi, or corn), dairy (bite or two of cheese or swig of cold milk), and very, very rarely, gluten (pizza is usually my thing and that's a once-or-twice-a-year deal). I have found that usually one or two bites of something (pay at
  2. I live in a pretty cool-weather place (pacific northwest) so I pretty much have sautéed greens and eggs or bacon every day - or something with cooked vegetables and protein. It's getting HOT here now so I am just curious what the rest of you have for a compliant breakfast when something cold is more appealing. I know many of your live in hotter places so figure there are a lot of options out there my brain is just not coming up with! Thanks in advance.
  3. My gut (no pun intended!) says it depends a little on why you are doing the reset. If it's because you are eating things you learned not to eat during your W30 and that reintroduction...then maybe your reset is just to quit eating that stuff :) so "reintroduction" afterwards will not be a thing because reintroducing those things will put you right back where you are. If you didn't really do a reintroduction the first time then you probably need to start over so you can get that learning, because it does make all the difference. Those are my thoughts but you should see what the rest of the g
  4. @Tclajones I want to "third" Jihanna's post. I'm on my 3 year w30 anniversary this year, and since my w30 I've added back only a few things every now and then and am happy and healthy and fine (though yes, when I do add them back my body doesn't like it much) and all my numbers are pretty much where I want them to be (scale, cholesterol, etc.). I wonder, sometimes, why people choose to "reintroduce" much when they've had such great results - to me it just wasn't worth it to be able to eat XYZ regularly again. It had been such a mystery to me for decades about why I couldn't get contro
  5. I'm a year post w30 now and: - agree on breakfast! my mom asked me the other day "do you still eat kale and eggs for breakfast every day?" and I pretty much do. i remember the early days of my w30 and the "so.many.eggs." moments but now i really miss them - and the kale - if I'm out and have to do something else. travel is the hardest thing - it's tough to get veggies for breakfast in hotels and such (besides potatoes) but getting easier I've found. - agree on coffee and coconut milk (though starbucks coconut milk is sweetened and kind of weird so I do go whole milk latte there -
  6. Hi, AC16. I did my W30 in March last year - so...wow, 13 months ago. I have mostly managed to find an equilibrium that works for me - and I guess it's that every day is a new day (actually every meal is a new meal...) - and I've found that really freeing because if I do something "stupid" one night, I know when I wake up I can just eat my kale and eggs and RESTART (vs. letting that "another and another and another" continue). Now granted, you can't do that every day or it's not really the lifestyle we are looking for! I also think the re-introduction period is SUPER IMPORTANT because that
  7. This IS what you have to learn for yourself - and reprogram what "indulgence" looks/feels like. As far as dealing with your social life, I have found it totally acceptable to my friends for me to say "yeah, I'm not willing to risk this (dramatic hands sliding down the new bod) for that". It gets a laugh because of the dramatic hands slide and is a good reminder to yourself - and moves past the topic. Your friends have seen that you look and feel better and they will get it and move on. I also found new things to drink socially - sparkling water with lime and a splash of your chosen
  8. Let me tell you - the spaghetti isn't worth it (have attempted this maybe twice in the last 6 months). The yum is in the sauce anyway and for me the gluten in the noodles messes me up for DAYS and I think "why did I do that?" Just do the zoodles and be happy for the rest of your life .