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    wp3 reacted to Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Hmmm. I thought I was starting Day 7 today, but I can now see I’m actually beginning Day 8, Round 2. Yayyyy! Clearly my memory has not improved yet!  However I am experiencing decreased shoulder pain. My boyfriend’s arthritis symptoms in his hands have also dramatically improved. Good deal! I’ll take it!
    Off to read Day By Day, Day 8. Love that little book!
    What Day is everyone else at??? Any progress reports??
    Be encouraged one and all!
    Dianne
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    wp3 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    More digestive distress today. Thought I'd gotten past this. I think my body is coming to terms with all the veggies. 
    Saw RxBars in the store so I bought the blueberry flavor just to try it. I absolutely loved it. Yet another thing I need to stay far far away from because I could live on those things.
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    wp3 reacted to Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    @wp3, Outstanding results! I’m back at Day 7 because I fell down once. I am absolutely thrilled for you and sooo proud of you! I love it!
    @hmg1993 way to go as well! I agree with your findings as well. I am so proud of you two I could burst (almost)!
    It is stuff like the two of you that hero’s are made of! Or at least Hope 4 Overcomers!
    I’ll carry on troops! Day 7 and who’s counting?? Me of course!!
    How is everyone else doing??????
    Gentle Hugs!
    Dianne
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Hey all,
    I've decided to consider this my last day of my whole30. That melatonin I took that had the sweetener was pretty tiny so I think I was being a bit too strict on my decision about that.
    So, here are my final results for my first 30 days:
    Starting weight: 263.4
    End weight: 248 (loss of 15.4 lbs)
    Other benefits:
    My foot pain is 85% reduced
    More mental clarity/more interest in learning things
    My body feels leaner and a little bit stronger
    I've seen some glimpses of tiger blood. 
    I'm happier/more optimistic about life
     
    Where do I go from here? Well, I'm still very serious about losing that 100 lbs. I am not going to do continuous whole30s to get there, however. I think the advice to not whole30 all the time is good just because of how strict this program is. For instance, I wanted to make a dessert out of bananas, chia seeds and coconut milk but knew that was against the spirit of whole30. I should be able to make desserts occasionally without feeling guilty about it so I am going to continue on a strict Paleo diet instead. Same idea, just a little less rigid.
    After I lose the 100 lbs I will focus on getting physically stronger through strength training. I have no desire to look like Arnold, but I do want to be as physically strong as I can be. It helps I've always loved to lift weights. 
    This last week I've missed some meals due to not being as organized as I need to be. So there is plenty of room for improvement. 
    I will hang out for a while just to see how everyone finishes up their whole30. Finish strong everyone!
     
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    wp3 reacted to hmg1993 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Wow!  Great results @wp3  Congratulations.  I tend to agree on not continuously W30-ing.  I did that for a while and all I learned was not to trust my own ability to decide about foods.  I also felt so deprived that it triggered binging.  So now I have a little more freedom but stick to what I know feels good and well away from sugar,  Good luck for the onward journey
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    wp3 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    More digestive distress today. Thought I'd gotten past this. I think my body is coming to terms with all the veggies. 
    Saw RxBars in the store so I bought the blueberry flavor just to try it. I absolutely loved it. Yet another thing I need to stay far far away from because I could live on those things.
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    I've never heard of Wild Zora. Going to have to check that out.
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    wp3 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Now that is some serious self control!
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Note: There are some non-compliant Larabars so read your ingredients.
    Cherry Pie is my favorite.
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    @kirbz How about taking Larabars or RxBars? Those are compliant and might make you feel better on the trail having some snacks to take along. I haven't tried the RxBars yet but Larabars are awesome.
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Ouch! Sorry to hear about your rotator cuff @Hope4Overcomers. If you would stop doing all those tiger blood somersaults you wouldn't be having these problems!  Wishing you a speedy recovery!
    I've been plugging along although I did get a nasty cold for a day. Not sure if it was detox or a real cold but it was nasty as heck for a day and then mostly gone the next day. If that was a real cold I healed from that pretty dang fast.
    I also went up a notch on my belt, which is very exciting.
    And I seem to be obsessed with pickles recently (no I'm not pregnant). These aren't your standard pickles. They are the equivalent of a home canned version (full sprigs of dill, big chunks of garlic and a habanero in the brine). The only thing non-whole30 about them is they aren't organic but since everything else I eat is organic I figured I could make one little exception to give myself a treat. Big mistake. Those pickles were so good I ate the entire (large) jar in one sitting. I picked up another jar today and am half-way through it. Now I am wondering why I don't just pickle my own veggies? Something to think on later. 
    I am going to stop eating pickles after this jar since they are interfering with me eating my normal diet. I'm pretty sure a pile of pickles doesn't have an impressive amount of nutrition. 
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    wp3 reacted to Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Hi All You Wild And Crazy Whole30ers!
    I'm on Day 4 of restart Round 2. I have a headache and am tired. Need to pick up some B50 or B100 supplement. All is well and peaceful. No attempts at killing anyone! 
    How is everyone doing?? I’m hoping to hear about some Tiger Blood soon! Would love, love, love, to hear your updates!
    Gentle Hugs and Lots of Encouragement!!
    Dianne
     
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    I've never heard of Wild Zora. Going to have to check that out.
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    wp3 reacted to Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Gotcha @kirbz! I more than understand. Keep us posted on your planning and how it goes! We’re rooting for ya...cheering you on!
    Dianne
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Note: There are some non-compliant Larabars so read your ingredients.
    Cherry Pie is my favorite.
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    @kirbz How about taking Larabars or RxBars? Those are compliant and might make you feel better on the trail having some snacks to take along. I haven't tried the RxBars yet but Larabars are awesome.
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    wp3 reacted to kirbz in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    @Hope4Overcomers I'm also sorry to hear about your injury! I don't know if this helps, but I tore my labrum a few years ago, had the surgey, and don't regret it at all! My shoulder has healed up nicely and I can continue to safely do all the things I love (e.g., whitewater kayaking, which is how it happened in the first place). I do hope you don't have to have surgery, but, if you do, I am a success story! 
    @wp3 I also love pickles! Whenever I make lettuce burgers, I have about six of them on the side. And now I've found that my local Costco sells a Whole30-compliant variation by the tub... LOL. They're really just cucumbers so they can't be bad for you, right? Maybe just plan to eat them as part of a meal? Also, note that things don't have to be organic to be Whole30 compliant so you're good to go there! 
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Ouch! Sorry to hear about your rotator cuff @Hope4Overcomers. If you would stop doing all those tiger blood somersaults you wouldn't be having these problems!  Wishing you a speedy recovery!
    I've been plugging along although I did get a nasty cold for a day. Not sure if it was detox or a real cold but it was nasty as heck for a day and then mostly gone the next day. If that was a real cold I healed from that pretty dang fast.
    I also went up a notch on my belt, which is very exciting.
    And I seem to be obsessed with pickles recently (no I'm not pregnant). These aren't your standard pickles. They are the equivalent of a home canned version (full sprigs of dill, big chunks of garlic and a habanero in the brine). The only thing non-whole30 about them is they aren't organic but since everything else I eat is organic I figured I could make one little exception to give myself a treat. Big mistake. Those pickles were so good I ate the entire (large) jar in one sitting. I picked up another jar today and am half-way through it. Now I am wondering why I don't just pickle my own veggies? Something to think on later. 
    I am going to stop eating pickles after this jar since they are interfering with me eating my normal diet. I'm pretty sure a pile of pickles doesn't have an impressive amount of nutrition. 
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Glad you explained that. It makes sense.
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    So sorry to hear you are going. Hope you feel better soon.
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Look at what the template says you can have per meal. You can have ALL of the following per meal:
    1/2 can coconut milk (I counted that as 7 oz)
    1 avocado
    1-2 thumbsizes of oils (I counted it as 2 tblsp)
    1-2 thumbsizes of butter (ghee, etc)
    1-2 open (heaping) handfuls shredded coconut (I counted this as 1 cup)
    1-2 open (heaping) handfuls olives (I counted this as 1 cup)
    One closed handful nuts and seeds (I added this as 1/4 cup sunflower seeds)
    I plugged all of that into an app called chronometer and that is what I got.
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    I definitely want to go to a 90/10 as well but I want to lose that 100 lbs first. As long as I can manage it and not slide I'll be happy. 
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Huh. Then the template needs to be clarified because it seems, from how it's phrased to indicate more than that. 
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    I just checked the book and it says to choose one or more fat sources, so in reality a person could have up to that many calories and fat, not that they would want to.  
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    wp3 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Hey @Hope4Overcomers,
    I am on day 13 and feeling terrific. Great mental clarity and I feel better than I have in years. I still have a long way to go, but I am feeling very optimistic about my future.
    It's my weekend and I went to see a movie and avoided getting the popcorn and slurpee I always used to get. Staying strong because I don't want to lose all this awesome progress.
    Thanks for asking!