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    HappyPlace got a reaction from CrazyCow in My Whole30 Log   
    Day 2   Meal 1 - Sweet potato bowl (Sweet potato, banana, 1/2 tsp raisins, 2 strawberries, 1 tsp ghee, 1/2 tsp coconut flakes, home made almond milk) - I only ate half a serving, as I felt full.   Meal 2 - 2 oz steak,  remaining sweet potato bowl   Meal 3 - 5oz Steak, small apple     Reflection: When I read Day 2 of the W30 Day/Day guide the day before, I thought the book was overstating how I would feel. After all, it was only day 2?!? Boy was I wrong...and were they right. I was exhauted. EXHAUSTED.    When I went to bed last night, I was tired, but restless...normally, I have a heavier carb dinner (Pizza, Pasta etc...), some Frito's on the sofa while watching TV, then i get in to bed - watch a little more tv and fall asleep with the TV on. Sound a sleep usually (likely a carb coma). Last night, I was WIRED. I did not fall asleep until after 1am. I woke up at about 8:30am (which is late for me, I'm usually up at 6am, after multiple snoozes of course).   On another note, I had to pee so many times last night. I didn't drink very much water the day before, but I was up and at it multiple times. I can only surmise that some of the water retention related to my poor dietary habits was undoing a bit. This is a positive!   Because of my inactivity today, I didn't eat my Shepherds pie leftover, as it felt a little too calorie dense...instead I had a really small apple (think...size of a plum), and 5oz steak.   Tomorrow's plan is to get up early, and not think about working out, just get up and do it. I definitely need some more activity today!    Today's extra credit win - Besides planing my meals in advance, I made home made Almond milk, and it was AHmazing. 
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    HappyPlace reacted to Sharl in Whole30 Round 3   
    This will be the third year that I have done a Whole30 in January and I'm very excited to get started.  I did the first one in 2017 and lost 13 pounds.  Felt amazing too!  This year when I did round two, I lost 11 pounds and again felt amazing. 
    Unfortunately, I did not do a proper re-introduction in either of the rounds and that was a foolish mistake.  I'm still not certain exactly what foods given me problems, though I'm pretty sure gluten is right up there because I get canker sores in my mouth when I eat too much of anything with gluten.  I'm definitely lactose intolerant.  When I've been off dairy for an extended period and then go back to eating it, I get terrible stomach cramps.  So, long story short. . . .I am planning to do a proper re-intro this year and figure it out once and for all!
    It's amazing how many more resources there are out there since my first round in 2017.  It's going to make things a whole lot easier!  I'm already getting together a meal plan for the month and there are so many recipes out there that I never need to repeat one.   We also have a Whole Foods in my city now which wasn't here when I started the first round. That should make things easier too! 

    Tomorrow I will weigh and measure myself and prep all my goodies like mayo, ketchup, breakfast sausage, etc. 
    Good luck to everyone who is starting a new round on January 1, 2019!
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    HappyPlace reacted to CrazyCow in W30 number TWELVE!   
    So it's happening. Whole30 number 12 in t-minus 3 days! Over that time, I'll be clearing out fridge and cupboard space, getting a proper larder full of good food choices, and prepping in general. I'll be logging food and activity here. Looking forward to jump starting 2019 in the best way...good luck to us all! 
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    HappyPlace got a reaction from Luna Skyy in Starting my First W30 December 26th!   
    Congrats @Luna Skyy! I agree...there is an empowerment that comes with taking control of your health. Good luck with day 2 and sleep well!
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    HappyPlace got a reaction from CathyMurphy1 in Starting my First W30 December 26th!   
    Good luck @CathyMurphy1
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    HappyPlace got a reaction from CathyMurphy1 in Starting my First W30 December 26th!   
    Good luck @CathyMurphy1 !!
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    HappyPlace got a reaction from CathyMurphy1 in Starting my First W30 December 26th!   
    Hi Everyone,
    This is my first w30 and I am super excited and nervous all at the same time. I feel like I've had too many starts with different nutrition programs, and not enough finishes. This time around, I'm not going to overthink it, I'm going to prepare, do my research and use this forum to help me remain accountable. I'm also focused on the NSV's - this is a very different mindset from the past, that I think is an important one, that will help me to be successful. 
    I bought the whole 30 day by day guide today...it looks like it will be really helpful during the next 30 days to help me keep accountable and focused. I'm also going to use the daily logs part of the forum to update my personal journey.
    New Year, New opportunities, New relationship with food!
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    HappyPlace got a reaction from jackiedsp in My Whole30 Log   
    Hey there,
    This is my first w30 journey. I've attempted many other programs, only to fail miserably - time and time again. So much so, that I'm actually nervous about starting this journey - as I just don't trust myself to see it through.
    Too many starts, not enough finishes. 
    The exciting news and bright shining (not glimmer) of hope - is that the The Whole 30 Book, and Day by Day guide - especially the NSV's and focusing on the things I can eat rather than the things I can't eat, have all resonated with me deeply, and make this journey easy to understand and doable in my mind.
    My goals:
    I want to lose weight, but that is not going to be my focus for this journey. This journey is about:
    - Regaining trust in myself
    - Feeling vibrant and alive
    - Gaining mental clarity - losing the fog
    - Remembering what it feels like to have a flatter stomach, and actually having a flatter stomach
    - Becoming less stressed
    - Fewer carb cravings 
    - Gaining more energy to do more physical activities - and less work (which I think I use as a crutch so that I don't have to be physical...hmmmm)
    I'm looking forward to reframing my relationship with food, and recapturing my vitality!