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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Lindseydalton in Starting tomorrow (May 20) even though vacation planned?   
    Having your own kitchen for the trips should make sticking to your Whole30 totally doable!  I would just suggest making a meal plan for the days you will be there and making sure you are prepared overall.  Know where you can shop for food if you need to while you're there.  Keeping your meals simple will help too.  Remember, your only job is to eat compliant foods.  Let good enough be good enough Good luck!
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to MissWendy in Starting tomorrow (May 20) even though vacation planned?   
    I might be crazy, but I'm starting tomorrow, even though I have two trips planned that will overlap my 30 days.  I think.  I'm pretty sure.  Just making shopping list now...  Yeah, crazy?
    Both trips are painting workshops.  I will benefit from both if my brain is working well, which it's not right now.  I've had the oddest headache and severe afternoon fatigue for starting my third month now.  MRI etc, no brain tumor or other scary thing.  B12 and D deficiencies - being treated, seeing progress - but it's slow going.  My doctor recommended Whole 30, as I have other signs of inflammation etc. She said at least give up dairy, and if you could meet my Sugar Dragon - oh my, she's a beast.  Her name is Dammit Janet.
    So - damn the torpedoes, I'm diving in.  I think.  Looking for feedback?  I figure I'm not going to get the most out of life, or these two workshops, if I'm half dead every afternoon anyway (my current state).  And the first one falls within the possible "Tiger Blood" days.  I'll have my own kitchen for both trips.  They're not eating type vacations.  They're doing things trips, with full day all-engrossing distraction.
    And if I want until after these - that's July - with periodontal surgery scheduled, which means pain killers...  Seems like there just won't be a perfect time, so why not now?  And if I derail and have to start over, I start over?
    Thoughts?  Suggestions?
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Lindseydalton in Starting Whole 30 on 5/26   
    Disney is very accommodating with dietary restrictions. Here are a couple resources
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to ShannonV in Starting Whole 30 on 5/26   
    Hello all I'm Shannon and I'm going to start the Whole 30 on 5/26, despite it being Memorial day weekend and a horse show day.  It's never the perfect day, so picked something.  So in the middle of my 30 days, i'll be a Walt Disney World Camping.  We'll be in our RV, so having my own food really isn't an issue, but getting the family to eat 3 meals at the camper probably will be.  Breakfast is a no brainer, but I'm wondering what my options are at Disney for lunch and dinner?  What about going out to eat outside Disney?  Really looking forward to making this healthy change, but any resources you can point me to would be appreciated.
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to eIissa in Starting tomorrow!   
    I lost a bunch of weight from 2016 to 2018 through calorie counting and maintained it up until the beginning of this year, when my habits got a little wacky and I began to feel disillusioned with the process, in no small part due to some major life changes. I've contemplated doing the Whole30 to recalibrate my relationship with food for a while now. Recently, I've experienced some GI issues that I suspect are due to my diet, which led me to decide to embark on the Whole30 once and for all. Tomorrow's day 1 - let's do this!
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to AliciaRenee08 in Beginning June 1   
    Hey y’all! This is will be my first Whole 30 and I’m very excited and nervous! I just finished reading the book and I’m now making it public! Good luck everyone!! 
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Lindseydalton in Beginning June 1   
    Good luck! You can do it!!
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to #journeyto50 in Starting may 21th   
    I'm with you. I started today. I was compliant all day, I am trying to start round three for the millionth time..But TODAY is the day. I need some support 
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to MyW30 in Starting may 21th   
    Hi everyone,
    I'm starting my second whole30 may 21th. Its my second round. I did my first in October last year. But I have been struggling finishing a second round. Is there anyone who would like to join me this time? I hope together we will make it
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    Elizabeth33 got a reaction from cinco_mouser in cinco_mouser's log Apr29 - May31   
    I am so impressed with all of you who have families you need to prepare food for or have things in the fridge for. I live with my brother who doesn't eat like me but he takes care of himself so i don't need to worry about that. In 2013 when I did my 1st one he volunteered to move his cupboard foods into a cabinet we had and has kept it there ever since. The fridge most is my domain because fresh foods take up more space. I am very lucky he is fine with his small space 
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Pandora Black in Starting May 1!   
    Compliant coconut milk is not sweet. Silk products however are sweetened with sugar and nothing compliant will be sweeter. Also, we’re looking to slay the sugar dragon. So don’t look for the sweetest compliant things possible.
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Shelly48 in Starting May 1!   
    Does the coconut milk taste sweeter than say the silk almond milk with cashews?  im thinking of trying.
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    Elizabeth33 got a reaction from Laurie's All In in 30 Day Time Machine   
    That’s great you are connecting with people. I love chiropractic and wouldn’t be able to handle my pain with out it. Well done on all the NSV and staying compliant. 
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    Elizabeth33 got a reaction from Pandora Black in Starting May 1!   
    @Pandora Black that’s for the recommendation 
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Laurie's All In in 30 Day Time Machine   
    Chipotle, Tokyo Joes, and Zoe's Kitchen are the only places that I know I'm safe.  And @cinco_mouser I wish I could just not go out, and if it was just a friend or getting together, yea I would totally be having people over but between tonight's event for the team and meeting with our financial advisor (I thought we'd just meet in his office!) I don't really have control. Although I'm about to cancel on going to tonight's thing. I don't think I'm in the right frame of mind. 
    A girl on our team just posted on our women's FB page about intuitive eating over fad diets in this article from Outside Magazine which it mentions Whole 30, and her and another girl got on this whole trip about bashing Whole 30.....less than 2 weeks after I posted on their explaining about my diagnosis and why I was doing Whole 30 and asking for their support ....specifically saying I don't expect anyone to do this with me. It's race season, you need your sugar and carbs.  So I'm not in a great place at the moment, as I got sufficiently triggered.  Thankfully I had a lot more response and support to my post than these two women but still. It's a crappy weather day, I'm on Day 8, and I'm annoyed. 
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to MAYHEM in MAYHEM's Whole30 Log (Apr29 - May29 2019)   
    @Laurie's All In and @cinco_mouser -- you two have both shown me really consistent kindness when I've been going through a very difficult time. You cannot know how much I appreciate it.  And Laurie, I just want to tell you that I am so sorry for your loss. All my love and good thoughts to you. <3 
    Breakfast: Salsa chicken on cauliflower rice, plus roasted cabbage, last handful of nuts
    Lunch: Salsa chicken on cauliflower rice, plus roasted cabbage
    Dinner: Chicken soup with an egg
    Snacks: Lara bar, Epic bar, half an apple, some deli turkey 
    Exercise: 3 miles run and some light weight training
    Thoughts/Reflections: I went to see a movie today at a theater that lets you order food and drinks, and I’ve been so burnt out I gave myself permission to have two drinks (max), but I ended up not having any of them, because I didn't want any. So I ended up ending Day Twelve compliant! 
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to cinco_mouser in MAYHEM's Whole30 Log (Apr29 - May29 2019)   
    I wouldn't even hesitate to keep going. Go enjoy yourself. 
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to MAYHEM in MAYHEM's Whole30 Log (Apr29 - May29 2019)   
    Breakfast: Sauteed broccoli slaw and mushrooms, with two scrambled eggs and a sausage, and a pear and a couple nuts
    Lunch: Sauteed broccoli slaw and mushrooms, with two scrambled eggs and a sausage, and a handful of nuts and some dried fruit
    Dinner: Salsa chicken on lettuce with half an avocado
    Snacks: A L L. What didn’t I have? Prosciutto, tons of nuts, dried fruit.
    Exercise: None...
    Thoughts/Reflections: Well I started out really strong with my no-snacking thing when I got home from work, but then I just went berserk in the evening. I understand why people said these would be the hardest days. I threw out the remainder of the nuts/dried fruits this morning (Day Twelve). I read on a facebook forum today that the reason why you should only have nuts sparingly was because they have enough carbs that they can activate your sugar dragon and get you into a “no brakes” situation. Well, I guess I’m nominally comforted in that I am not alone in having this problem. So glad E is coming home today (Day Twelve).
    I made a huge batch of salsa chicken thighs in my crock pot, so that is going to have my meals prepped for a little while. 
    Extremely disappointed to learn that we are going out to a restaurant for my dad’s birthday on Tuesday next week, where there is no way I will be able to have a 100% compliant meal. I will call the restaurant the day beforehand and see if there are a few adjustments I can make, but it’s a prix-fixe menu. I am kind of devastated... but last year my dad had a massive heart attack (the kind you don’t survive, but he did) and we didn’t get to celebrate his birthday, really. So there’s no f--ing way I’m going to not go to this, or that I wouldn’t eat. I just wish my mom (who made the reservations) was a better ally as I eat healthier (she said “just skip a day” :| ). I know that means that I technically am supposed to start over, but I’m just going to keep going. I am doing this as part of pre-wedding stuff, and the end of Whole30 will pretty much run right into it, so that’s going to be its length. 
    But boy I wanted to give up yesterday. LIKE A LOT. But I knew it wouldn't make me any happier.
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Laurie's All In in 30 Day Time Machine   
    DAY 10
    Breakfast: Sweet Potato, Chicken Apple Sausage, Apple Hash
    Lunch: Turkey Bacon Apple Wraps with Lemon Herb Mayo
    Dinner: Steak with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
    Snacks:  Grapes, a few nuts,  an RX bar, bacon, some apple .... too much snacking
    Exercise: Weight Lifting at the Gym
    Sleep:   My old regular 9:30 to bed, up at 1 immediately tilting at windmills anxiety, about 1:30 I took an Ativan and finally got back to sleep. Woke about 5:30....I was really hoping my sleep issues had be helped but nope!
    NSV:  No cravings.  
    Thoughts & Feelings:  Yesterday I woke with a rib out of place. I went to the gym remembering as I got there that they have this hydro massagers, and I thought great, I'll try that to see if it can pop my back into place. Nope, it more shifted it and I felt it in my breast bone instead. Chiropractor got him in that morning and was able to talk to him about the Hashimoto's and what he could do for me with regards to that as well, which was good. Got my back put back but it was sore for the rest of the days as the muscles were adjusting. I'll go back and see him again next week. It'd been over a year since I'd seen him before yesterday. 
    2 weeks and 4 phone calls to the Integrative Health Clinic that the doctors recommendations are still done but stuck in their system and I still don't have them. Felt like I've lost 2 weeks of doing things that may have been able to help me but can't. Last night while fuming about this I did remember the supervisors name so I'll call Monday and ask to talk to her since nothing else has worked yet. Next I guess I drive over there in sit in their office until I get it. 
    Spent yesterday afternoon taking my daughter over to see her BFF (they call each other Partners in Crime), and me to see all of her family - close friends of ours. Their kids attend where the shooting was this week. It was great to put my arms around her, and her parents - her older brother is not really the hugging type, but it felt good to put eyes on him and talk to him.  Definitely a tough time, they were/are closely involved with what went on.  Tonight we're going back over with the rest of our circle of friends, Framily, for a potluck sort of gathering just to be close and connect.  (I'll eat before and am taking a side that I can eat)
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Pandora Black in 30 Day Time Machine   
    It’s not technically cheating so much as not recommended, but I still smoke cigarettes *hides* It’s a really difficult thing to give up when you have a mental illness. Everyone at my psychiatry clinic smokes. I also use Cannabis to manage chronic pain, and Melissa says not to do that too. Then again she also says not to take NSAIDs if you can help it. I feel like the whole 30 was NOT written with chronic pain patients in mind.
    I want some hash browns and I’m out of potatoes!
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Laurie's All In in 30 Day Time Machine   
    DAY 9- 30% done!
    Breakfast: Sweet Potato, Chicken Apple Sausage, Apple Hash
    Lunch: Chipotle Whole 30 Bowl
    Dinner: Hash browns and 2 eggs w/ 1/2 and Avocado
    Snacks:  Probably more than few grapes, a few nuts,  some a Go-Go Squeeze and a Tuna pouch after workout, an RX bar because lunch was running late
    Exercise: Climbing Gym, boy, has it been a while!
    Sleep:   9:30-3, laid around until 5. 
    NSV: - The climbing gym for the first time in a long time. Helps that I went in the morning rather than evening when I'm usually too tired. 
    It was a pissy, stressful, crappy day and I didn't go nuts. Other than maybe a few too many grapes. 
    A ate an RX bar and I was more than a little afraid that I would be drooling from the sweet goodness, and yes it was good but I didn't feel like it was awakening my "sugar dragon"
    I had no dinner planned, didn't even try to figure it out until I was already hungry but still was able to come up with a quick easy compliant meal. 
    Thoughts & Feelings:  A NSFail today was I bailed on my bike event last night. I was not in the right frame of mind to go out to eat at a tap house that I know to have great food (Colorado Plus for Cinco's sake), and then go to this women's bike event that every year as some A-mazing treats, and alcohol, and more than that it has bike teams and people getting excited about racing and riding and I'm struggling just to get on my bike. 
    A friend of mine who's doing this W30 thing with me works at the climbing gym, but she was working from home when I was there so I swung by her house after and we chatted for a long time and it was great. She's cheating (with alcohol like I knew she would - but I don't care) but she was roasting up her sweet potatoes while I was there. Felt really relaxed and laughed and connected....I needed that!
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Laurie's All In in 30 Day Time Machine   
    I wish, but she was doing it anyway so I figured I'd rather it be in the open where I can see it and be aware in case something like what did happen came up.  I'd take the phone away completely, but she needs her computer for school and I can't imagine her not having a phone in case of a school shooting and I can't get a hold of her. I haven't yet found the right answer and none of this even existed when I was a kid, so I'm totally flying blind. 
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to cinco_mouser in 30 Day Time Machine   
    That is a LOT of drama! I'm glad your daughter and her friends were all OK. I am so tired and angry with all these threats at the schools, and outright violence occurring on campuses. 
    Well done of maintaining your compliance despite a highly dramatic day. I hope you're able to sort the SnapChat thing out with your daughter. I don't let mine partake in any form of social media for this very reason. 
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Pandora Black in 30 Day Time Machine   
    Ha! No I hadn’t noticed that. I’m out of bacon and my avocados are not ripe I don’t know what I’m going to do for fat tomorrow morning. I guess nuts or olives.
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    Elizabeth33 reacted to Laurie's All In in 30 Day Time Machine   
    Anyone else notice that compliant bacon cooks much quicker?? Almost burned mine in close to half the time my regular stuff would cook in the oven. The fire department may or may not have come when the smoke alarm went off - but I didn't hear it because I was outside.  Cute fireman asked when I told him what happened "But is the Bacon okay?"