Dave K

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    Dave K got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers 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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    Dave K reacted to Crystal78 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    We did it! 30 days....congratulations everyone way to go. I hope you all are feeling mentally fantastic today because you totally rocked this! Take care and hopefully I see you on here again. I am starting again may 21st. I have inspired a few friends so I'm going to walk through this with them. 
    Take care
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    Dave K reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Well...the day is just about over. 30 days are quickly coming to an end.
    Thank you ALL...this focused and determined bunch on THIS thread were definitely instrumental in my success.
    I hope we have all secured more grip over the inanimate object...food...and will carry this knowledge on...that cravings come and go, but we remain in control of the outcome. No guilt, just well informed choices.
    Well done everyone...WELL DONE!!! 
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    Dave K got a reaction from humanitysurvey in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi Dianne...  It's been a fun journey. A bit surprised how good I feel right now and I can see myself continuing is some fashion. We have kicked around the idea of the Mediterranean Diet as one possible avenue moving forward. The supplements that I took prior (BCAA and Protein Powder) will most likely be first on my list to reintroduce. Mostly to finish out the containers I have on hand that I purchased prior to starting W30. Depending upon how I feel towards the end of next month will determine if I purchase them again. Alcohol would probable be next. We have a drink or two in moderation and that will most likely continue. Instead of every weekend, a goal would be maybe a weekend or two out of the month. I would like to try and keep up with the elimination sugars and processed foods. They were reduced in our diet prior but the body feels good taking it a step further. Some of those hidden sugars will probable sneak in there only because they're in everything. I want to be more conscious of it.
    We have a bunch of trips planned over the upcoming months that will make it difficult to do a full 30, but I can see myself giving it another run in the fall. Good luck with your Journey!!!
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    Dave K reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Well, MY day 30 is tomorrow. And I will take you up on your offer @suzannes. Checking in will keep ME on the straight and narrow...
    One more day...
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    Dave K 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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    Dave K reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I assure you that you CAN enjoy your anniversary and not compromise your eating...if that's what you choose to do.
    That being said, no regrets, WHICHEVER you choose. Do it with GUSTO! 
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    Dave K got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers 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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    Dave K reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I am confident that you will... 
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    Dave K got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers 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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    Dave K got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers 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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    Dave K got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers 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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    Dave K got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers 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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    Dave K got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers 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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    Dave K reacted to bigmamabird in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Woo-hoo!!!  Last day!!
    I'm going to do another month, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone on this thread.  I'm so happy to have done this with you.  
    I anticipate this next month to be a breeze because I'm already in the zone.  And also because fruits and veggies are starting to come into season so it will be easier on the budget.
    Congratulations everyone!!
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    Dave K got a reaction from humanitysurvey in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi Dianne...  It's been a fun journey. A bit surprised how good I feel right now and I can see myself continuing is some fashion. We have kicked around the idea of the Mediterranean Diet as one possible avenue moving forward. The supplements that I took prior (BCAA and Protein Powder) will most likely be first on my list to reintroduce. Mostly to finish out the containers I have on hand that I purchased prior to starting W30. Depending upon how I feel towards the end of next month will determine if I purchase them again. Alcohol would probable be next. We have a drink or two in moderation and that will most likely continue. Instead of every weekend, a goal would be maybe a weekend or two out of the month. I would like to try and keep up with the elimination sugars and processed foods. They were reduced in our diet prior but the body feels good taking it a step further. Some of those hidden sugars will probable sneak in there only because they're in everything. I want to be more conscious of it.
    We have a bunch of trips planned over the upcoming months that will make it difficult to do a full 30, but I can see myself giving it another run in the fall. Good luck with your Journey!!!
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    Dave K got a reaction from suzannes in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    This is sort of where my wife is, still struggling a bit. I think if she was able to put cream in her coffee she would be a lot happier. She to is hanging on by a thread, mostly in part because i'm doing it with her. She's waiting for me to give the word, but I won't do it. I keep telling her we're almost there. 
    We don't plan on changing our diet much from what we learned on Whole30, it's been a great leaning experience for both of us.
    Hang in there, we almost made it!!
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    Dave K got a reaction from suzannes in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Day 26 ... Tiger Blood dipped a bit, but still going strong. I Increased my steps on the fitbit, 4,000 and my morning runs have improved. The diet has been in autopilot and still maintaining all the correct foods. Some cravings, but they seem to get easier to dismiss. I can relate with you @suzannes about "Kill all the things", I've been good but could easily lose my temper, been catching myself before the words actually come out of my mouth.  .
    I did break out the scale, was curious. I try not to let the numbers drive/ bother me. I feel good, my clothes are looser, belt moved a notch, maybe another one soon, look thinner, but the scale didn't move as I thought it would. That's alright, I feel really good. My goal was to restart my metabolism and I think I've done that. 
    Only a few my days to go!!! Stay strong everybody!! We've come so far, only a little bit to go!!!
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    Dave K got a reaction from humanitysurvey in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi Dianne...  It's been a fun journey. A bit surprised how good I feel right now and I can see myself continuing is some fashion. We have kicked around the idea of the Mediterranean Diet as one possible avenue moving forward. The supplements that I took prior (BCAA and Protein Powder) will most likely be first on my list to reintroduce. Mostly to finish out the containers I have on hand that I purchased prior to starting W30. Depending upon how I feel towards the end of next month will determine if I purchase them again. Alcohol would probable be next. We have a drink or two in moderation and that will most likely continue. Instead of every weekend, a goal would be maybe a weekend or two out of the month. I would like to try and keep up with the elimination sugars and processed foods. They were reduced in our diet prior but the body feels good taking it a step further. Some of those hidden sugars will probable sneak in there only because they're in everything. I want to be more conscious of it.
    We have a bunch of trips planned over the upcoming months that will make it difficult to do a full 30, but I can see myself giving it another run in the fall. Good luck with your Journey!!!
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    Dave K got a reaction from humanitysurvey in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi Dianne...  It's been a fun journey. A bit surprised how good I feel right now and I can see myself continuing is some fashion. We have kicked around the idea of the Mediterranean Diet as one possible avenue moving forward. The supplements that I took prior (BCAA and Protein Powder) will most likely be first on my list to reintroduce. Mostly to finish out the containers I have on hand that I purchased prior to starting W30. Depending upon how I feel towards the end of next month will determine if I purchase them again. Alcohol would probable be next. We have a drink or two in moderation and that will most likely continue. Instead of every weekend, a goal would be maybe a weekend or two out of the month. I would like to try and keep up with the elimination sugars and processed foods. They were reduced in our diet prior but the body feels good taking it a step further. Some of those hidden sugars will probable sneak in there only because they're in everything. I want to be more conscious of it.
    We have a bunch of trips planned over the upcoming months that will make it difficult to do a full 30, but I can see myself giving it another run in the fall. Good luck with your Journey!!!
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    Dave K reacted to Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi there April Buddies! 2 Days to go. How are people proceeding? How are you handeling the Reintroduction for yourself? Going another round? Switching to Whole30 Vegetarian?
    Im considering 1. Going another round or 2. Trying Whole30 Vegetarian (Vegetarian has been my leaning in life for 50 years...just don’t like meat much and don’t digest well). 3. Trying Whole30 Vegetarian but reintroducing quinoa. 
    Right now my food supplies on hand are to go another round of “traditional” Whole30. I haven’t quite figured out which aspects have made me feel better and I’d like to get in touch with that, if you know what I mean. I do have cravings and am not currently experiencing Tiger Blood. Too much fruit? Maybe. Hmmmm.
    So what’s up with the rest of you? I’d love to hear!
    Be encouraged! We did this thing and we are finishing (or going on) strong!
    xo Dianne
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    Dave K reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    2 of 3 crazy weekend days conquered. Just gotta get through celebratory dinner tonight, then headed for the home stretch.
    Feeling good. Thinking I will do a slow roll. No need to reintroduce what I know is problematic...
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    Dave K reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    DONE.
    I am WHOLE... 
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    Dave K reacted to dnewc in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    3 days to go! Congratulations everybody nearly there!
    Sinuses finally clear! I wish I knew what I eat off whole30 that causes so much inflammation that it takes nearly 4 weeks clear up... Even going through several reintroductions I haven't been able to identify it. I hope it's not corn.
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    Dave K 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!!!!