CandiceLat

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    CandiceLat reacted to Chef Leika in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Hi Guys, my first time posting here, my first time trying the whole 30 and I started the same day you guys did. I was super worried at first but i did lots of research and studied from June until the beginning of August and I am happy to say that Im doing great. I am very surprised myself. Its been lots of fun to creat all this healthy meals for myself and I always feel good after.
    I am a Le Cordon Bleu graduated chef and butter is the main ingredient in every meal that a chef cooks, but I am also starting a career as a Holistic Health Coach and this is the best way for me to leave the unhealthy buttery recipes behind and take my health and career a little more serious.   To me the whole process is so much fun, looking for recipes, grocery shopping menu planning for the week and fighting the sugar dragons too. There are though moments throughout but I found that being prepared is the reason I have great success.
    I feel great physically also which is amazing to me, how important food is for your physical health. Im very happy I found this group, hope we can connect and help each other out.   
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    CandiceLat reacted to sullyrox in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Hope everyone is having a good weekend.  I haven't seen any real changes yet, but I'm plugging away.  Things are very busy with back to school (my kids go back on Monday) so there's lots of errands and planning to keep busy.  Waiting for that magic moment when the body composition starts to shift .  My sleep patterns have definitely shifted though, can't keep my eyes open past 10 pm and I'm wide awake by 5am.  So that is progress of sorts.  Working this weekend on keeping the fruits to the acceptable levels and working on not being/acting/looking like a martyr.  Depending on how I feel next week I may tack on another week or two to the end to solidify the re-tooled habits.
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    CandiceLat reacted to Emily808 in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Hi All, 
    Can't believe we are more than half way there. I am not feeling any "tiger blood" at all. I think it has to do with lack of sleep more than anything. I am still fighting cravings of sugar. Also, I live in Hawaii where a hurricane is heading our way. Hopefully, it will pass us by just leaving lots of rain.
    My pants are not looser at all.  But it is "that time of the month" and my cycle has been off, of course it would happen now. I am feeling a little discouraged wondering if all this is worth it. Cooking and buying more stuff to cook is expensive. Hawaii food costs are high. 
    Anyhow, it is encouraging to hear that Candice is doing well! I really hope that by next week, I will be much more energetic and have looser pants!
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    CandiceLat reacted to Alison Mary in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Good morning and TGIF!
    Just wondering how everyone’s pants are fitting...mine seem quite tight for the amount that I’m not eating and what i have been eating since 8/6.  
    Yes - i know this is more about losing weight - but Im not going to kid you all and say that wasn’t my main reason - because it is! ;)
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    CandiceLat reacted to Emily808 in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Day 11!! Yay! Although today I am not feeling 100% well. My stomach has been bugging me and I am tired for some reason. Still no "tiger blood" but I am hoping that will come next week. No big plans this weekend (that I know of), so that is a plus for me. I made my own mayo which I am very proud of and used it as dressing. 
    I get the whole FOMO thing, but it's only 19 (18 really) more days. We got this!
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    CandiceLat reacted to Alison Mary in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Happy 1 week anniversary 8/6ers! 
    How did everyone do on their first weekend? I have to admit it was a bit hard to say no to cocktails after a long week of work. But, i did it and slept almost 10 hours on both Saturday and Sunday! Did anyone else sleep like this? 
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    CandiceLat reacted to sullyrox in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    I am currently at the movies with the family (morning matinee) and am pleased to report the concession stand didn’t beckon. In fact most of the displays looked kind of...gross. Feeling a bit smug which I’ll have to work on long term, it on a fragile day six I will take it lol. Cheers to everyone having a good weekend! 
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    CandiceLat reacted to Heidi27 in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Day 5 and I’m felling pretty good. Definitely have some cravings but have been able to keep them in check. I have some FOMO too but will pack my meals for activities this weekend. My next big focus is trying to add more veggies and cut back on some fruit, that is proving to be a challenge for me but I just got some whole30 approved salad dressings so I’m looking forward to salads for lunches! Trying not to focus too much on the fact I should have had less fruit and more veggies and focus on the wins I had this week (like passing up pizza that was offered on two different occasions) staying positive and not getting discouraged
    Hope everyone has a great weekend! 
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    CandiceLat reacted to sullyrox in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    I was in bed by 9:30 last night - totally wiped out - but woke up feeling pretty cheerful.  Getting pumped for the weekend - I do great at work because I plan out my meals and take my food with me.  Maybe I'll pack my meals for tomorrow and Sunday like that and see if it helps  Cheers to all!!!
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    CandiceLat got a reaction from sullyrox in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Hey everyone! Finally feeling a little less exhausted today on Day 4. Cravings are in check but I’m used to sticking to a whole30 lifestyle during the week. It’s the weekend when I usually allow myself to have a drink or a treat meals. I also have events the next 3 Saturday’s which will definitely require meal prepping before I go. It’s so true about FOMO on the whole30 and not letting yourself feel resentful of being left out of the fun. I was definitely guilty of that in my first round. Often times, fun involves good food and drinking, and this round I’m trying to focus on other ways to have a good time. For example, more intimate, quality time with the hubby during the week  and purchasing some new clothes in sizes I haven’t been able to wear in the last 5 years after having two kids! 
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    CandiceLat got a reaction from sullyrox in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Hey everyone! Finally feeling a little less exhausted today on Day 4. Cravings are in check but I’m used to sticking to a whole30 lifestyle during the week. It’s the weekend when I usually allow myself to have a drink or a treat meals. I also have events the next 3 Saturday’s which will definitely require meal prepping before I go. It’s so true about FOMO on the whole30 and not letting yourself feel resentful of being left out of the fun. I was definitely guilty of that in my first round. Often times, fun involves good food and drinking, and this round I’m trying to focus on other ways to have a good time. For example, more intimate, quality time with the hubby during the week  and purchasing some new clothes in sizes I haven’t been able to wear in the last 5 years after having two kids! 
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    CandiceLat got a reaction from sullyrox in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Hey everyone! Finally feeling a little less exhausted today on Day 4. Cravings are in check but I’m used to sticking to a whole30 lifestyle during the week. It’s the weekend when I usually allow myself to have a drink or a treat meals. I also have events the next 3 Saturday’s which will definitely require meal prepping before I go. It’s so true about FOMO on the whole30 and not letting yourself feel resentful of being left out of the fun. I was definitely guilty of that in my first round. Often times, fun involves good food and drinking, and this round I’m trying to focus on other ways to have a good time. For example, more intimate, quality time with the hubby during the week  and purchasing some new clothes in sizes I haven’t been able to wear in the last 5 years after having two kids! 
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    CandiceLat got a reaction from sullyrox in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Hey everyone! Finally feeling a little less exhausted today on Day 4. Cravings are in check but I’m used to sticking to a whole30 lifestyle during the week. It’s the weekend when I usually allow myself to have a drink or a treat meals. I also have events the next 3 Saturday’s which will definitely require meal prepping before I go. It’s so true about FOMO on the whole30 and not letting yourself feel resentful of being left out of the fun. I was definitely guilty of that in my first round. Often times, fun involves good food and drinking, and this round I’m trying to focus on other ways to have a good time. For example, more intimate, quality time with the hubby during the week  and purchasing some new clothes in sizes I haven’t been able to wear in the last 5 years after having two kids! 
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    CandiceLat reacted to Emily808 in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    How is everyone doing? I know it's only day 3! I am feeling tired and hungry and I want to eat chocolate.  But I am not giving in. I told myself I would do this till the end. Wish my luck as I have an unexpected graduation party to attend this weekend. I know there will be lots of good food and drinks there. I guess I will have to pack my meal.. 
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    CandiceLat reacted to Alison Mary in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    I’m craving chocolate too or anything with sugar!
    Good for us for sticking to it. I’m just going to drink my Kombucha (Whole30 approved, of course) and call it a night! 
    Good luck at your party - you can do it!
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    CandiceLat reacted to sullyrox in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    How's everyone holding up today?  We're on day 4   So far, I don't want to kill all the things as per the timeline, so that's very positive...I've been keeping very compliant but I am trying to be honest and note where I could cut back on a little fruit here, add some more protein there.  I've already tired of eggs, but I found a recipe for apple mash which might make a good breakfast.
    The whole30 rounds I've done in the past my big thing is FOMO - fear of missing out - when we are with friends, at events, weekend cocktails, I don't want to miss on the fun things everyone else is enjoying (or "gets" to enjoy if I'm being bitter)  but I think I have a good mental outlook for this round.  Just gotta get it done and reset.  It was my choice to be blase nutrition-wise this summer and this round is my choice to get back in the game.  
    Hope everyone is having a GREAT day!!!
    (I do miss my Diet Pepsi though - that's harder to give up than wine and cheese in my opinion)...
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    CandiceLat got a reaction from Alison Mary in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Hi everyone! Also, kicked off my second whole30 today.  I did my first one at the start of summer and felt like my body needed a reset after a mini vacation in upstate New York for a wedding. Lots of delicious food and lots of drinking.  My body was feeling the effects of that, especially since I have been sticking to a whole30 lifestyle most of the time after completing the first round. I’m anticipating the lack of alcohol being the hardest for me, like the first whole30. I have two little ones and am used to enjoying a craft beer with my husband on the weekend to unwind. But I also know the Fall brings holidays and birthdays for my family and this is really my last chance to commit to the program until after the new year when things slow down again. Oh, and my good friend, after seeing my success with the program has started last week and this is a great way to support her along the way! So best of luck to everyone. We can do it!
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    CandiceLat reacted to sullyrox in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    My 15 year old daughter and I are starting today.  This will be my 3rd round and her first.  We're excited and I spent most of yesterday food prepping while she read through the PDFs and lists, etc.
    She actually approached me about doing this, so I'm along for moral support.  I had a *very* off program summer so need to get back into better habits.  We're both looking forward to it.  Let me know if you're starting today too and we can check on one another and keep honest
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    CandiceLat reacted to Alison Mary in Starting Today, August 6 - Anyone else want to team up?   
    Hi! I’m starting today myself and would love accountability partners as well! I look forward to our journey, fellow 8/6ers!
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    CandiceLat reacted to Navacado in Round 3 of Whole30   
    Ah - my stats changed so wonderfully! Before this round, I had been eating cupcakes everyday out of stress. Now I'm much more in control. I have a gluten-free cookie yesterday to celebrate and it was too sweet! One was plenty. 
    I'm going to now transition to calorie counting. This is because I'm starting a new lifting regimen and I have to make sure I'm eating enough, which can be my issue. However, I have no desire to pick up dairy, I know I'm lactose intolerant. I'm also sticking with gluten-free grains, because I seem to have no issue with rice and coconut flour. 
    What I need to work on is integrating more vegetables, drinking more water, and working out more regularly. 
    Thank you all for the support and kindness - we are all capable of long-term and healthy change!