NoreenM62

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    Planning to start September 1. Are you?

    Hi, Hope everyone is doing well. Checking in here to share what have become two of my favorite recipes this time through: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/stuffed-acorn-squash-paleo-whole30/ https://ne-np.facebook.com/Paleorunningmomma/videos/one-skillet-chicken-with-butternut-pecans-and-dates/787015698300403/ Also, I weighed myself yesterday for the first time in 6 weeks since starting 9/1 and I've lost the 10 pounds I was hoping to lose this time around. I am committing here on this string and to myself to continue on with my Whole 30 regimen as I feel best when I do. Even though it is a lot more work, it feels so worth it. This includes hiding my scale as right away, post weighing myself yesterday, my rationalizations started popping up and I ate some dark chocolate last night. No, not just "some" dark chocolate but a lot. Sugar sets off addictive behavior in me, there is just no denying it and it goes beyond the scale--my food freedom depends on it--so the best thing for me to do is to just stay away from it. I don't want to lose the momentum I've gained from the past 6 weeks; it would be a waste of time and effort. Thanks to all for your support and posts.
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    Planning to start September 1. Are you?

    Happy September 30th! Congrats to all who complete their Whole30 today, like me! @Maggieb123Thanks for sharing about the Walmart Whole30 bowls--I am gonna check those out. Like you, I think I am going to continue on with the Whole30 guidelines for a while longer and like you, I am going to hide my scale as I have noticed in the past that the number on the scale seems to equate somehow to license to eat for me--"oh, down 4 lbs, ok, well then I don't have to be that good today." I like how I feel on this regimen and it seems to really make sense for me. That said, I am also looking at what my re-intro should look like, whether I add back some high protein dairy or legumes--not sure yet but I want it to be something that I have missed and will feel like a win when I add it back but will still be healthy for me--in other words, NOT sugar. Good luck to everyone else who will be completing today or this week. It is a really big accomplishment!
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    Planning to start September 1. Are you?

    Hi all, Just claiming my seat--today is day 17 for me. @kirbz I love your mountain climbing pic--Yosemite is also beautiful in the background. A good friend of mine was getting in shape for her hiking trip to Machu Picchu this month so I happily joined her this summer climbing several peaks here in the northeast. It is such a great feeling of accomplishment (especially once the descent knee pain abates!) and a great way to enjoy nature. Thank you for sharing the https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/ link. It has been extremely helpful to my eating plan. I am so, so, happy to be back on the Whole30. Wishing everyone a great day!
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    Planning to start September 1. Are you?

    Good Morning all you gorgeous September Whole30ers! Is there a perfect Whole30? ever? Mine sure isn't and this being my 2nd rodeo, I can tell you that my first time through, despite not being perfect, worked for me. I felt better, slept better, looked better, weighed better, better, better, better. I think the idea is to interrupt our path. Also, change typically takes a while to take hold. I think I recall reading once that making a change in habit takes 3 weeks to start sticking, so we can all just keep trying our best everyday. I made a pot roast in my crock pot and had it for dinner yesterday as well as for lunch today and tomorrow, and am planning on grilled salmon and spaghetti squash for dinner tonight. Will need to devote tomorrow evening to making a couple more dishes for the week ahead. @Prairie Dawn So sorry to hear of your personal crisis but am glad you are sharing. I can totally relate to what you are going through. My first time through, last year, I picked a time I felt would be the least dramatic and crossed my fingers that nothing would come up during that time. Well, a couple things did happen, like right away into my 30 days and I considered quitting a couple times as a result. There is nothing like real life pressure to make me, personally, want to run to comfort foods, which usually means sugar for me. And while Whole30 is great, it is not the easiest program--there is a lot of work and vigilance to it. I do remember a couple of long Sunday afternoons spent thinking through my problems as I chopped away at veggies. It was therapeutic. I hope you continue on with us but obviously only you can decide that for yourself.
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    Planning to start September 1. Are you?

    Hi all, Day 9 today. I had a great weekend--made the Chicken Chowder and Cold Thai Salad as planned. Both are fabulous dishes. Note on the Chicken Chowder: while the recipe states 45 minutes prep, it took me 2 hours. Need to speed up my chopping skills The Cold Thai Salad (which I have leftovers with me for my lunch today) could use a little more spiciness (there is a poblano chili in there so not sure why it is not hotter). And while I thought I was past the tired stage, I slept almost 10 hours last night which is the most sleep I have gotten in more than 10 years! Have a great day!
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    Planning to start September 1. Are you?

    Looking forward to the weekend. Planning to make the cold thai salad recipe and add some chicken. Also going to try the chicken chowder recipe. Getting hungry just typing about them Happy Weekend All! Noreen
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    Planning to start September 1. Are you?

    "Cookies and stuff" Oh man, can I relate. I LOVE cookies and stuff. Anything with sugar and a quick hit to my blood sugar level--mmmm! Today is Day 5 for me as well, my headache has subsided and I feel good.
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    Planning to start September 1. Are you?

    Welcome Elizabeth33 and hello to everyone who is doing a September Whole30. Just claiming my seat on this string. Today is Day 3 for me as I liked the idea of starting on 9-1-19. I am feeling good except for a low grade headache the past 36 hours that I had the last Whole30 I did and which I just attribute to sugar detox. It should subside soon. Good luck all! Noreen
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    Planning to start September 1. Are you?

    Hi all! Put me on the list for a September Whole30. Nice to meet you all and welcome to the newbies! I am 57 yo and this will be my second Whole30. I did my first one over the summer of 2018 and was so pleased with the initial results--lost 9 lbs in 30 days and felt GREAT--that I stayed on it for a total of 3 months. Lost 15 lbs in total and really felt like "this is the way I want to live my life." Slept better, looked better, more energy, less of the constant hungries monster on my back. Then, I went on vacation Suddenly, all those things--sugar particularly--that I had gotten out of my system and sworn off of forever more, didn't seem so powerful. But, they were/are. I have gained back those 15 lbs and often feel tired and lackluster. I have been talking about doing a 2nd Whole30 for the past 3 months so September will be a good stake in the ground. Good luck to all! Noreen