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    Starting August 20!

    @Michele B. Oh how lucky to subscribe to a meal plan that is Whole 30-ish! Here's my system for what it is worth. I made a simple meal planner in the Pages word processing program, with "Breakfast, Lunch Dinner, Activities and Next Day Prep" as my column headings. My current week is below. I went through the Whole 30 cookbook and filled in about a week's worth of meals. I searched online for some recipes that sounded good to me, and asked my husband's input as well. If the recipe goes over well, (about 50% of the time), I'll add it into the rotation a week or so later. So far I haven't run out of ideas, but only at this for 12 days (5 days with my husband). I must say I am getting a bit fatigued of spending time in the kitchen and washing dishes. I use the Pilot Frixion erasable pens which I love as plans change so frequently! I'm also logging my meals under the Mandy's Whole 30 Log in that forum section if you are interested.
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    Starting August 20!

    @AndreaF I have a similar strategy on planning ahead for my "worth it" moments. I plan on being Whole 30 until Sept 22, re-intro until Oct 2 (where I test out gluten at a lunch with a friend), and then we are going south from Oct 5-9 where I will not be cooking. After that I'm going to be Whole 30 plus the foods that don't bother me and then full Whole 30 again from Nov 24 to Dec 24. I think it is great that you are planning ahead!
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    Eye twitch!!

    @missmary Thanks for posting about magnesium! I started a supplement two days ago and my eye twitch has gone down considerably.
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    Starting August 20!

    Isn't the Day by Day book the best? I normally write in the Five Minute Journal every day but Day by Day will replace that for the month. Love your breakfast @Hope4Overcomers !
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    My Whole30 Results

    Congratulations on completing the Whole 30, this story is really inspiring!
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    Starting August 20!

    OK if I join in with your group? I am officially starting on my first Whole 30 August 24th with my husband as that is when his vacation starts, but I have been mostly compliant since Friday. The headaches for the first 3 days were really something! I am noticing increased productivity, perhaps relating to no more wine with dinner. Anyone else experience this?
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    Canned sweet potato in Canada?

    I feel your pain as a fellow Canadian! i too have never seen canned sweet potatoes in our stores.
  8. Hi! I'm Mandy, a 42 year-old housewife and mother to two boys in Canada. My husband and I are starting Whole 30 this Friday August 24th, after visiting family on vacation and seeing my healthy and fit brother and sister-in-law who just completed a Whole 30. I hope that the Whole 30 will finally help me identify what has been causing my back acne, which came out of nowhere a few years ago. Hormonal reasons have been ruled out. I also hope it will help me lose a few pounds and get rid of that 3PM energy slump. Very much looking forward to it!