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Everything posted by EllieHH

  1. @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
  2. Thanks, W30'ers! I'm trying to stay away from frozen meals because it's so hard to find anything that tastes decent (to my post W30 tastebuds). I will rely on my wok and instant pot (we do have a grill so when it's not to windy/cold we can slink out there). We will treat it as an adventure. Thanks for the responses.
  3. Hi, everyone. I did my Whole30 in March of 2018 and have been doing really well ever since, so I'm super happy with the program and life changes and results and everything. Next month we are remodeling our kitchen and I will have nothing but a microwave and an instant pot (and I guess other assorted appliances...hmmm...have electric wok!) and "prepping" on our laundry room counter - for almost 2 months. We will have our refrigerator in the garage. So...this is not exactly a hardship situation, and I'm obviously not doing a Whole30 right now, but I'd love some recommendations or your fa
  4. 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 -
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 .