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    magsrose got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Have been doing this for almost 4 months, now   
    Hi Ashley and TamMarie, I just finished a Whole60 (my first time). It was really worth it for me to go longer than 30 days. I feel like a new person. Clothes are fitting better, went down a pants size, more energy for Saturday morning exercise, and new eating habits. From start to finish, I lost 23 pounds, which is the most I've ever lost before. I'm now starting a month of reintroductions because I realize it's not possible for me to live a Whole365, but ultimately I'd like to keep eating this way as much as possible.
    Any advice on how to avoid slipping into old habits?
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    magsrose got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Have been doing this for almost 4 months, now   
    Hi Ashley and TamMarie, I just finished a Whole60 (my first time). It was really worth it for me to go longer than 30 days. I feel like a new person. Clothes are fitting better, went down a pants size, more energy for Saturday morning exercise, and new eating habits. From start to finish, I lost 23 pounds, which is the most I've ever lost before. I'm now starting a month of reintroductions because I realize it's not possible for me to live a Whole365, but ultimately I'd like to keep eating this way as much as possible.
    Any advice on how to avoid slipping into old habits?
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    magsrose got a reaction from Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Just wanted to report here that I finished my Whole60 and I'm so proud of myself for doing a hard thing. My clothes are fitting better, went down a pants size, I have more energy for Saturday morning hiking, skin and hair on fleek, and gained a whole new set of eating habits. This has been so good for me. I weighed myself after the Whole60 was complete and I went down 23 pounds from June 2nd. This is the most I've ever lost before! I still have a long way to go, but Whole30 has taught me how to make progress towards my goal. I'm starting a month of reintroductions now, so I will still be eating Whole30 almost full-time. Thanks to everyone in this thread for the support over the past two months!
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    magsrose got a reaction from Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Just wanted to report here that I finished my Whole60 and I'm so proud of myself for doing a hard thing. My clothes are fitting better, went down a pants size, I have more energy for Saturday morning hiking, skin and hair on fleek, and gained a whole new set of eating habits. This has been so good for me. I weighed myself after the Whole60 was complete and I went down 23 pounds from June 2nd. This is the most I've ever lost before! I still have a long way to go, but Whole30 has taught me how to make progress towards my goal. I'm starting a month of reintroductions now, so I will still be eating Whole30 almost full-time. Thanks to everyone in this thread for the support over the past two months!
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    magsrose got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Have been doing this for almost 4 months, now   
    Hi Ashley and TamMarie, I just finished a Whole60 (my first time). It was really worth it for me to go longer than 30 days. I feel like a new person. Clothes are fitting better, went down a pants size, more energy for Saturday morning exercise, and new eating habits. From start to finish, I lost 23 pounds, which is the most I've ever lost before. I'm now starting a month of reintroductions because I realize it's not possible for me to live a Whole365, but ultimately I'd like to keep eating this way as much as possible.
    Any advice on how to avoid slipping into old habits?
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    magsrose got a reaction from Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Just wanted to report here that I finished my Whole60 and I'm so proud of myself for doing a hard thing. My clothes are fitting better, went down a pants size, I have more energy for Saturday morning hiking, skin and hair on fleek, and gained a whole new set of eating habits. This has been so good for me. I weighed myself after the Whole60 was complete and I went down 23 pounds from June 2nd. This is the most I've ever lost before! I still have a long way to go, but Whole30 has taught me how to make progress towards my goal. I'm starting a month of reintroductions now, so I will still be eating Whole30 almost full-time. Thanks to everyone in this thread for the support over the past two months!
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    magsrose got a reaction from Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I was reading some other comments about the meal template and the goal of going 4-5 hours between meals. I am struggling with this a bit. I TRIED to eat 3 eggs for breakfast, and inevitably, there's a moment in my meal where I feel that pang of, "I'm done" and every bite after that is nausea-inducing. But then I'm hungry again about 3 hours later. I guess it's just hard for me to fit in all the nutrients I need to last me 4-5 hours. I'm doing ok, but it is still a bit of a challenge. Also, I'm starving by 5 pm so I eat an early dinner and then I'm starving again before bed, and I've been really trying to not eat again after dinner, but it's uncomfortable. Any advice?
    Girls' Whole30 brunch tomorrow morning, and I'm going to try my hand at Hollandaise sauce over scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes, and brussels sprouts. Sides of spinach salad with marinaded onions and green olives with a berry medley to round out the meal.
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    magsrose got a reaction from Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I'm now 2/3 of the way done with my Whole60! I'm starting to experience kitchen burnout...the recipe research, grocery shopping, kitchen work, meal prepping...I'm not as gung-ho as I was during the first 30 days. But I'm managing. I decided to put some zest in my kitchen life by inviting 4 friends over this Sunday for a Whole30-themed brunch. It will be my way of showing them how delicious Whole30 eating can be. Anyone have any great breakfast/brunch recipes to share?
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    magsrose reacted to ShannonM816 in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    There are a bunch of whole30 versions of eggs Benedict around, maybe something like that? Because who wouldn't be impressed wit hollandaise sauce.
    For your kitchen burnout, remember that it's fine to keep things simple. Burger patty with a dollop of mayo and mustard, roasted vegetables, maybe some sauerkraut. Or make a roast in the crockpot, bake some potatoes or sweet potatoes. Stuff potatoes with roast, serve with salad. Use leftover roast in a salad or lettuce wraps the next day. Buy pre-chopped vegetables if that helps. 
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    magsrose reacted to Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    What an awesome idea!  I’ll put my thinking cap on.  The one recipe that comes to mind that I haven’t shared with this group yet probably could work for a brunch and it’s been deemed veeeery delicious by all sorts of groups.  I had a bit of trouble finding the coconut butter the first time I made this but once I did I understood how important it was...and also why this needed to be a special occasion recipe.  It’s that good!  
    https://meatified.com/sweet-potato-gratin/
    Oh yeah, I may make a batch this weekend too...
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    magsrose got a reaction from Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I'm now 2/3 of the way done with my Whole60! I'm starting to experience kitchen burnout...the recipe research, grocery shopping, kitchen work, meal prepping...I'm not as gung-ho as I was during the first 30 days. But I'm managing. I decided to put some zest in my kitchen life by inviting 4 friends over this Sunday for a Whole30-themed brunch. It will be my way of showing them how delicious Whole30 eating can be. Anyone have any great breakfast/brunch recipes to share?
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    magsrose reacted to Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    @magsrose totally here for July!  I’m working on my meal plan for next week and I’m contemplating trying a reworking if this recipe...minus the honey.  https://www.floatingkitchen.net/charred-pineapple-salad/
    I’ve said before that I don’t shy away from fruit that much, especially as part of a main dish.  I may try this as a light evening meal while it’s so hot and then if it’s a good as it sounds I may do a version with chicken or shrimp down the road.  Still kind of stumped on lunches for next week.  I’m not in a rut yet, but I have used up most of my tried and true packable favorites.  Lunch is the one meal I’m least enthused about experimenting with different recipes for because if something doesn’t satisfy I’m a lot closer to tempting alternatives!  Or twice as likely to skip which is just as bad for me.
    hmmm, maybe a taco salad and put off the pineapple salad until the week after.  Wouldn’t want to turn into a head of lettuce after all.  
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    magsrose reacted to Jim4884 in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Two things I've found that work well for me for lunch - the obvious one is leftovers that you can conveniently package into a nuke and eat and meal - probably something you've thought about, but I've been able to get creative slicing and dicing things into a heat and eat bowl.  The second is a lettuce "wrap" sandwich.  I am originally an east coast hoagie/sub guy, and here's my substitute - I hope you have access to Trader Joe's as they have several key items.  I make it in layers, from bottom to top:
    two romaine hearts, bottom trimmed and alternating orientation
    olive salad (KEY! see below)
    couple slices of the one compliant turkey breast cold cuts they carry, I don't currently have the package to share the brand, sorry  
    chipotle mayo (I use meljoulwan's stick blender version with avocado oil and add 1/2 - 1 teaspoon chipotle powder) https://meljoulwan.com/2010/06/03/the-secret-to-homemade-mayo-patience/
    two slices of mortadella 
    another smaller romaine heart to finish the "wrap", and I sorta half fold it and half eat it flat, as the olive salad dictates.  And I add avocado as I go.
    Olive Salad: I think it's a typo in the recipe, but even if not I used red wine vinegar instead of red wine and it was awesome.  Time consuming to make, so must be done in advance, but it makes a LOT and it will keep for months since it's all sitting in oil and vinegar.  At least that's what I found on line.  Recipe: https://foodieandwine.com/muffaletta-olive-salad/
    The fat from the olives, olive oil and added avocado make this every bit as filling as a bread based sub, at least for me.  Oh yeah, when I make it in the morning or evening before, I wrap it in a paper towel and then a ziploc, there's a lot of moisture in there.  Paper towel helps the lettuce to not wilt.
    Hope you like it!
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    magsrose got a reaction from Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    @MamaPajama you're not a dumb adult. And you just finished Whole30, which is a huge accomplishment. It sounds like you know what habits you could be improving on. Take the Whole30 habits you developed and apply it to today, even if that means 3 "less healthy" meals a day, but fill your plate with still generally good for you foods. As you continue in Food Freedom, you will still see some pounds melt off!
    If anyone wants to keep checking in, I'm still going to Whole60 so could use some motivation. Feel free to jump back on the bandwagon. 
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    magsrose reacted to Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Just to be clear, that Instagram post was not mine and that wasn’t my picture, just a post I found super inspiring.  I would love to have her confidence but I can’t take credit for the words or the inspiration she provides...I just hope to be half as happy in my skin.  Working on it!   Love having her in my Instagram feed.  
     
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    magsrose got a reaction from Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    @MamaPajama Congrats! 30 pounds! You must be feeling great! So proud of you.
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    magsrose reacted to Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I have a lot of non-scale victories (all listed on my final blog post for this week), but what's really bringing it home for me is that I lost 30 pounds!  kind of amazing, really, but I'm still really fat, so...I'm just going to keep at it a bit longer.  I did reintroduce legumes, but that's it so far, and I'm in no hurry to reintroduce dairy, sugar, or gluten containing grains.  keep in touch, peeps, I'm going to be posting on this thread, and possibly others, in order to keep myself involved and on track.  I'm not going to do another round just yet, because it really was a strain on my finances, but I'm also not going to go back to the 'bread and cheese' cycle I was on, so...stay tuned! 
    https://theunusedportion.blogspot.com/2018/07/monday-130pm-leftover-spaghetti-squash.html
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    magsrose got a reaction from ThisAgrarianSoul in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Today is my day 31 of Whole60, so I'm treating today like I'm back at day 1. I did weigh myself to capstone my Whole30 and I was pleased with the 12 pounds I lost. I have a long ways to go, but I am making progress. My favorite NSVs are clear skin, no headaches or neck/back tension, faded stretch marks, clothes fitting looser, no more sugar cravings, peppier mood. I didn't take measurements before or after, but I can tell there is a loss. I'm more motivated than ever to keep going. Summer is an amazing time to do Whole30.
    My most consistent cravings during Whole30 were buttered toast and popcorn. I was surprised at how much I thought about those foods. I never craved sugar, just the buttery carbs! But, there's no point on dwelling on these cravings, because it will be at least another 30 days before I reintroduce.
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    magsrose got a reaction from ThisAgrarianSoul in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Today is my day 31 of Whole60, so I'm treating today like I'm back at day 1. I did weigh myself to capstone my Whole30 and I was pleased with the 12 pounds I lost. I have a long ways to go, but I am making progress. My favorite NSVs are clear skin, no headaches or neck/back tension, faded stretch marks, clothes fitting looser, no more sugar cravings, peppier mood. I didn't take measurements before or after, but I can tell there is a loss. I'm more motivated than ever to keep going. Summer is an amazing time to do Whole30.
    My most consistent cravings during Whole30 were buttered toast and popcorn. I was surprised at how much I thought about those foods. I never craved sugar, just the buttery carbs! But, there's no point on dwelling on these cravings, because it will be at least another 30 days before I reintroduce.
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    magsrose got a reaction from ThisAgrarianSoul in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Today is my day 31 of Whole60, so I'm treating today like I'm back at day 1. I did weigh myself to capstone my Whole30 and I was pleased with the 12 pounds I lost. I have a long ways to go, but I am making progress. My favorite NSVs are clear skin, no headaches or neck/back tension, faded stretch marks, clothes fitting looser, no more sugar cravings, peppier mood. I didn't take measurements before or after, but I can tell there is a loss. I'm more motivated than ever to keep going. Summer is an amazing time to do Whole30.
    My most consistent cravings during Whole30 were buttered toast and popcorn. I was surprised at how much I thought about those foods. I never craved sugar, just the buttery carbs! But, there's no point on dwelling on these cravings, because it will be at least another 30 days before I reintroduce.
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    magsrose got a reaction from ThisAgrarianSoul in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I forgot to do the exercise night. I was in the kitchen until after 9:00. I still have 3 more days, but I'm definitely continuing through July, so reintroductions are not on my mind right now. My first 30 days, I've stayed close to the Whole30 Day by Day book and my spreadsheet where I record everything, but for the next 30 days, I want to break away from the hand-holding and see what it's like to live Whole30 freestyle (still meal prepping, of course). I'll keep recording my NSVs as well. I am excited/nervous to step on the scale on July 2nd. I honestly don't think my body composition has changed much. I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised. And I'm going into it knowing that whatever the scale says, I will use that to motivate me to do a successful Whole60. 
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    magsrose reacted to liasmith in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Well, we made it, folks!  I am so pumped about the benefits:  mostly the NSVs, but I lost 14 lbs as well.    The last week was the hardest for me, mainly because my husband and I were on vacation in a town we visit frequently.  As I walked down Main Street and saw all the cool restaurants and bars that I'm WAY TOO familiar with, my mouth started watering for those glasses of wine, mixed drinks, appetizers, ice cream, etc., etc., etc.  However, I stuck to my guns and remained compliant.  The other really difficult day on our vacation was the post 13.5-mile hike cravings.  As we were dragging our weary bodies back to the truck, images of Italian cream cake, pizza, cold cereal and milk, grilled cheese sandwiches...were all dancing in my head. LOL.  I've got my 14 day reintroduction schedule planned (yes, I am starting with that glass--or two--of wine today), and I will be checking this feed to see how others are doing as well.  Congratulations all!!
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    magsrose reacted to Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    congratulations, everyone!  thanks for the support, and the recipes, I really appreciate it.  as much as I want to weigh myself, I don't own a scale, so I have to wait until Monday and pop into my doc's office.  that way, I'll have my starting weight (from my last visit) and my ending weight done on the same scale, and I can ask them if they'll consider redoing my bloodwork, so we can see if I managed to affect any other changes, as well.    hope to see you around on the other forums, or here, or somewhere else - I am so happy we've been here for each other! 
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    magsrose got a reaction from Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I'm proud of everyone who hit 30 days today. I'd love to hear more about your final thoughts, day 31 reflections, reintro experiences, etc. I'll add mine as well. I ran into a friend today who's done Whole30 twice, and her advice was to take reintro slow, like focus on one food group for a week at a time. And with sugar start very slow, like with honey, etc. I think I'll try to take her advice on that!
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    magsrose reacted to Gabrielle1122 in Searching for the answer to food addiction, obesity, depression and anxiety - planning to start July 10th.   
    Hi Everyone,
    I'm no stranger to the Whole30.  I completed my first Whole30 about three years ago, and was convinced that I had found the answer to my lifelong struggle with binge eating, weight, chronic fatigue and depression.  At the end of 30 days I had lost about 30 pounds, food cravings had vanished, and I found myself easily flowing through my days happily and productively.  I don't know what happened.  Maybe I needed to stay on the program for longer than 30 days, maybe I continued to feed my sugar dragon with fruit and dates and it came roaring back to the surface at my first taste of ice cream.  Either way, I slipped back into old habits rather quickly.  I've attempted to complete the Whole30 multiple times since, but I can never quite get myself to commit all the way... that sugar in the BBQ sauce isn't SUCH a big deal, I'll just have this ONE slice of toast, and before I know it, I'm completely off the program, within a matter of days.  
    So here I am today.  I've just given birth to my third child.  I'm heavier than I've ever been before.  I'm depressed and racked by anxiety, guilt and shame at what I've done to my body and by my inability to get off the damn couch.  I've been trying to hard to lose weight by restricting calories, but inevitably find myself overeating - I haven't lost a pound in almost two months.  I feel hopeless, like I'm destined to be fat and depressed forever. I'm not the mother or wife that I want to be.  I've spent the last few months looking for the answer, researching various diets - whole food plant based (vegan) - ketogenic (something about this program just doesn't sit right) - Atkins, WeightWatchers... Finally, I found myself back here at Whole30 - the only plan that I've ever experienced any kind of success with.  I'm committing myself fully this time, because, as anyone who struggles with perfectionist, all or nothing tendencies like I do knows, once I've made one exception, no matter how small, there are sure to be more to follow.  
    Best of luck to everyone else starting out on this journey!
    Gabrielle