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    Jihanna got a reaction from Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    I'm perfectly happy to eat an Aidell's chicken and apple sausage instead of a hot dog, personally... and those are W30 compliant (or at least were when I was on round a couple of months ago). For the kids, I've always gotten Gwaltney because it was on sale once (and is still one of the least expensive options even when not on sale) and the girls liked it... so any processed meat for them is chicken, and bologna and dogs has to be Gwaltney brand... the exception is corn dogs (I buy chicken corn dogs for home, but when we're out it seems that a corn dog is a corn dog is a corn dog, as far as my youngest is concerned -- we've never met a corn dog that child didn't like).
    From what you ladies are saying, though, it seems that hot dogs are one of those foods that follows the idea that "healthy" shouldn't taste good... even though we know better  
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Lack of veggies, and specifically starchy ones, will definitely lead to shifts like that for me. The best thing I ever did was start buying 2-3 lbs more potatoes than I planned to use for the week in dinners, so I can do a quick microwave-baked potato (peeled or unpeeled, just stick it a bunch with a knife or fork, cover, cook on high for 4-5 minutes depending on potato size) if I feel my mood slipping and realize I haven't had starch (or maybe not enough). If potatoes aren't your go-to for starch, find what is and have it easy to throw together (sweet potatoes can be done the same way, though I've found my microwave needs about 30 extra seconds compared to a white potato of the same size). I do try to make sure I include starchy veggies in my meal plan, but my plan includes dinners and sometimes I forget that I need to make sure ALL of my meals are good (and that I actually eat during the rest of the day, hah).
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Oh Beckha99, I don't think I should end things at all. I think I'm going to try a very slow reintro of a few things with some stretches between things, but IDK. I'm SO much happier and healthier. Tonight I caught myself wanting to sign up for piano classes, dance classes, and go buy a new bike. I'm wanting to do things and I'm not sitting around watching netflix. I don't feel like I'm getting much done, but I am - certainly more than before. What about you?
    The more I think about food, the more I see addictive behaviors and so I guess the only reason I want to do the reintro is to try to identify the foods that create those addictive behaviors, but it's probably not just one thing, but rather the cumulative effect of many things. 
    It's funny isn't it how we adapt and adjust and accept. I looked at the photo from last year and there was just so much MORE of me (physically, not mentally). I don't necessarily feel that much less except that I am feeling some lessness happening, but then I look in the mirror and there is still quite a bit of me and I'm a bit surprised. But I was always surprised to realize I weighed so much or clothes didn't fit or I was so much larger.  I try thinking about my body in terms of facts and truths instead of judgement, but underneath it all there is a lot of shame that I don't care for myself or I don't do more or.....So the negative self talk is there. Which I suppose is why I like Whole30 because it lets me know that there is something different going on in me physiologically that is vulnerable at a chemical or hormonal level to create these overeating behaviors. It takes off the shame.
    Any positive thoughts on your body? I am always impressed with how well my body responds when I do treat it right. Aside from being a walking inflammation and joint injured person, my body does improve or get stronger or faster (heh heh - not a lot and not like some young vixen, but given my age and the things its been through, I like to say "thanks" to my body for sticking with things and doing its part the best it can.
    The mental and physical are so intertwined aren't they? I'm hoping I can deal with more of the mental stuff as the physical part improves.
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Day 24
    @Amuraand @Beckha99  - I know people don't think about my weight as much as I do, but when you're officially in the obese category and when you don't fit clothes at the store and when you don't fit in chairs, the weight isn't just a mindset. It is a fact. Other people did see me as huge, but they didn't fret over it - it's just who I am in their eyes.  But in my eyes, it's not who I am and the weight got in the way because I was less likely to go on vacation or go hiking or go out with friends because I....would have to find clothes that fit, would feel out of place, wouldn't be able to keep up.  I was huge, but I can also say that as a fact and not as a judgement. But even given all that, I'd still like a little, "Hey - have you lost weight?" or "Hey - you're looking so vibrant." or "Hey - want to share your secret?!" Thankfully, there are enough NSV's that I can walk around feeling confident that things really are changing in a positive direction.
    Breakfast: Eggs and zucchini
    Lunch: Eggs and zucchini
    Snack: A nut bar
    Dinner: Halibut and salad
    I wish I'd gone without the nut bar. My attempts to steer clear of nuts isn't going so well. Those bars are just so convenient when you're feeling run down and hungry and tired. I stashed some at work, but have none at home which has helped. I'm going to need to have some backup food at work for times when I fail to bring food in or when I do get really hungry.
    I was supposed to up my game today and I guess the day went fairly well.  There was more I wish I'd gotten done, but really, I did okay.
    I woke up, went for my thirty minute walk/jog, showered, went to work for a meeting that turned out to be postponed (argh!). I was annoyed at that so I stopped and ate my breakfast and then decided to work on an organizational project that I knew I'd never have time for. At lunchtime, I took the kids to Costco and picked up some grass fed ground beef, chicken, and a big bag of broccoli to make a salad for a  potluck later this week.  Then went back to work and was in the meeting till five. My kids were busy playing and wanted to stay longer so I did some more organizational work, took the kids home, grabbed the food my husband made, and went back to work and did a little paperwork while eating. Got home at nine and did some dishes, took out the trash, practiced for a few minutes, and caught up on some emails and now I'm here. Woo - it's been a long day and tomorrow is another long day but in a different way.
    I did not meditate today so I'd better do that right now before going to sleep.
    I also did not take any allergy pills yesterday or today which is the first time since things started blooming in the spring. So far, so good. (Minor itchy ears, but nothing in the way)
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Day 23 - I didn't even write this morning!! I wanted to come and check in this evening, but I hadn't meditated or practiced....so I did. And now I'm here. This is the reward! 
    I'm back at work. Life is so busy. The camping we were planning to do with friends in two weekends was changed to THIS weekend. OMG. I had to cancel the housesitter and couldn't find one for this weekend. Let alone, my kid has a major birthday party next week that I'm not ready for. School is starting. Meetings up the wazoo. OMG and there's more.  BUT....
    What I wanted to say was that I was at work today in a meeting all day and I saw lots of people I know and most commented on my new hair cut. Nobody mentioned that I've lost weight. Yet I have. Last year at this time, I was 35 pounds more at least. So, I am reminded of a saying I saw on some Facebook meme - In four weeks, you will notice a difference with your body. In eight weeks, your friends will. In twelve weeks, the world will.  Haha - not so sure about the world, but thinking of that quote was somewhat reassuring. I'm walking around feeling better, but it's only been a month. Nobody is supposed to notice anything yet. But I tell ya, if I stick with this and another month goes by, I sure hope things are more noticeable. I guess I'll cross that bridge when it comes.
    I did well making my squash and egg breakfast and taking it with me. I still struggle with eating in the morning. I am just not hungry at all until I have been up for four hours or so. I'm trying to follow the Whole30 eating schedule so I made my breakfast, but then I just kinda forgot about it till noon so I ate that for lunch. When I came home, I had some nut bar and some zucchini salad (zucchini, vinegar, oil, dill). For dinner, I had a burger with romaine lettuce wraps and some sauteed veggies. I can feel my stomach rumbling a bit doing it's digestive thing. It makes me think I'm hungry and maybe I am, but I'm tired and eating doesn't sound good at all. I think this is what it is like for people who just easily stay a healthy weight. My husband's family is like this. They don't seem to need to graze or to eat too much and I don't think it's because they are practicing will power all the time - I think their bodies just react differently to food.
    Oh.....I like how things are. And reading the post from the person who returned back after being away for a bit gets me really thinking about how important it is that I stay focused on what I'm eating and how I'm feeling. I spent months, if not years, waiting to do another Whole30. There is something so inherently HARD about starting one. It's SO easy to just put it off till tomorrow and then meanwhile, weeks and months and years go by.
    Aye - I'm yawning. Time for bed. I need to up my game tomorrow and I hope I wake up early feeling good. We have no meals planned for this week and my husband is going out of town and then there is camping on the weekend and there is NO time. But I need to remember that my health is my top priority and goal and so getting the food and prepping the food should trump some of the other things and not get tabled because the other stuff seems so important. Stress  And so much would be alleviated if I just sat down and focused and got some stuff done.
     
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    See if you have a chiropractor in your area who offers mandibular adjustments. Even if you don't get it adjusted, there are a couple of tests they can do (simple, non-invasive) to see if your TMJ is out of alignment... and pretty simple for them to adjust it, if needed.
    @Emma, that's so cool that you were able to wear your shorts! The awesome thing about it being unremarkable is that you didn't have any snide or derogatory remarks about how you looked. That's definitely a step in the right direction! (((hugs)))
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    I'd honestly suggest trying things you're likely to eat... so if you don't typically eat soy in the form of edamame, tofu, tempeh, etc., then it's not necessary (in my book) to test them in that form for reintroduction. If soy's always just in something then reintro it that way. If the idea of testing it with a restaurant dinner is worrisome (considering the other stuff that might be mixed in as well), why not cook it up at home? Doing a quick stir fry of ground beef, cauli-rice, shaved carrots, and shaved zucchini, all fried up with some soy sauce and (if needed) water; or make some "poppers" (small meatballs) and a soy-based dipping sauce.
    Just some ideas I considered when it came time for me to test soy  
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    Jihanna got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    I'd honestly suggest trying things you're likely to eat... so if you don't typically eat soy in the form of edamame, tofu, tempeh, etc., then it's not necessary (in my book) to test them in that form for reintroduction. If soy's always just in something then reintro it that way. If the idea of testing it with a restaurant dinner is worrisome (considering the other stuff that might be mixed in as well), why not cook it up at home? Doing a quick stir fry of ground beef, cauli-rice, shaved carrots, and shaved zucchini, all fried up with some soy sauce and (if needed) water; or make some "poppers" (small meatballs) and a soy-based dipping sauce.
    Just some ideas I considered when it came time for me to test soy  
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    Jihanna reacted to C.B. in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Sometimes the hardest thing is to hold back and stick to only a few things. It seems simple and too easy at first when our motivation is in high gear, but choosing a few simple habits is the path to success and achieving those goals. Keep up the discipline and hard work!
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    This made me giggle... it's awesome that they're involved and excited about what you're cooking!
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Day Eighteen - Well, I am definitely getting more done than I have. Today, I went into work briefly to do a few things and then went home to have the day at home. Driving home, the list of ALL the THINGS I want to do was going through my head. All the projects and the plans and the daily to-do's and then I decided I would just do what I FELT like doing. It was kinda risky because I do like hanging out on the computer and I do like watching shows on Netflix, but I was kinda trying to avoid that. So I came home and ate, practiced, meditated a bit, and then sat down with my work computer and worked solidly for about three hours without ever looking up and I was so contented. I do love when I'm working and focused. I did some good thinking too which was nice. I still have more magical thinking I need to do and lots of other stuff, but tonight I started working on a creative work project. Necessary no, but interesting and motivating to me, yes. And then I remembered that there were two letters I needed to write and format so I worked on those and now it's 10:00. Oh - and in there, I watered the plants, talked to my mother-in-law, picked up the kids, and made dinner. Wowzers! And, throughout the day, I felt thinner. And I enjoyed that I've been wearing my shorts all weeks so they're a bit stretched out and so they fall down giving the illusion of being far too big instead of just stretched out
    I'm not tired at all! Well, I am, but I'm not sleepy.
    My husband made a comment about how he fell asleep at work and is always so tired in the afternoon and he's not sleeping well at night. I suggested that Whole30 might help and he said, "No, that's not it." UGH! Does he not remember that he was the one whose sleep was dramatically improved when we did Whole30. It was the biggest NSV for him and it was huge. But no - continue to have evening drinks, munch out on tortilla chips, eat super spicy foods and sleep your crappy sleep. Not kind of me. But really, when I have a problem, I usually seek a solution. Whether I act on that knowledge is a whole different story  I'm exhaling my annoyance out of me. Meditation teaches me that LOL
    Breakfast: Leftover Egg Roll in a Bowl (Pork, broccoli/carrot/cabbage slaw)
    Lunch: I forget! (Greens, carrot, and turkey. IDK, but I remember that I did okay.)
    Dinner: Halibut, Broccoli/carrot/cabbage slaw cooked with coco aminos and vinegar, caesar salad for the kids
    My husband asked when I would finish and I told him the date, but then said I'd like to continue eating this way. He said, "You do a lot better when you do Whole30". It's true. Then I asked the kids to select meals from the cookbooks. They took out their sticky notes and must have used half that pad. Crap - now I have to follow recipes, but YAY, because they like the things they choose. They seemed to really like the pictures in the Whole30 Quick and Easy and they both got all sentimental about some of their old favorites in Practical Paleo (like the Bird's Nest). 
    I guess tomorrow I have to go shopping again. So much shopping.
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Making your own pizza dough is actually pretty fun, especially for kids who get to spread out their little ball of dough into a personal pizza. It lets everyone get involved a little. We've also done homemade half-moon ravioli, which is also fun. And if you can manage to keep all of the rolling out and prepping on a counter top or plastic-covered table, clean up is usually fairly easy as well.
    I need to actually start doing all the things I said I wanted to start doing at home, and see if I can handle homemade stuff made with "normal" wheat flours or if I need to cut the wheat out entirely (I already know I don't fare well with most breads, which is fine by me because they don't taste good anymore anyway).
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    Jihanna reacted to SchrodingersCat in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Why so little food for dinner? I'd be starving and so cranky, especially after your epic bike ride!
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    Jihanna reacted to Beckha99 in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    I think squats are the devil's exercise. I mean they are great for your leg and butt, but holy hell they hurt when you start doing them again. Day 12!! Nice! 
    The pizza parties are horrible. I do not envy you having to do that! I am sure my kids would love to have pizza, but I am not making it/buying it for this whole30 timeframe. I love my pizza. They will have to suffer for another 19 days. 
    It sounds like you have a solid plan of attack for these outings, so you are ahead of the curve. Keep up the awesome work!
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Day Twelve - Ahhh, I'm getting back to where I was before my reset.  Maybe that reset will be a good thing because if I hadn't had it, then I would be nearing the 30 day mark and I'm feeling good, but not great. My body needs a LOT MORE healing time. But with the fifteen day warm-up, by the time I get to the thirty day mark, it will really be about 45 days about clean eating and that's a good healthy dose of healthiness. And then to continue.
    Reintroduction thinking - I've never pulled off a reintroduction, but I really do want to this time. I've been noting what you've said, Jihanna, and think I should probably right some things down. Soy is a big one.  Corn is another because it seeps into so many things and I like corn on the cob. Dairy I only eat when it's in a cake or ice cream. Cocoa! I should check that. Eh - enough thinking about this. It's all two weeks away and life is going to be very busy. I can focus on it closer to that date.
    I slept from 11-6:30 which one quick visit to the bathroom. My dreams were vivid and a bit frenetic.  I am sore today still from doing squats two days ago. I love it! Even if I am hobbling around a bit. I also have blisters on the sides of my feet. I'm not sure why. I've been wearing the same birkenstocks. A hopeful part of me wondered if it was because I lost weight in my feet and so now my shoes fit differently. Haha. It's the only place that feels like it might have lost weight.
    Weight. I just did a guided meditation by Tara Brach and one of the things she says is to accept yourself as you are or love yourself or something open and loving and I was right there breathing in the good open loving energy and I DO love myself and all by myself, I feel just fine. But energy wise, my body isn't happy. And the extra weight on these joints must be exhausting. So then I forget about loving me and get focused on the weight which will take forever to go away. How long is forever? I'm going to quantify that. OMG - Forty weeks. I've lost thirty by watching calories and then eating clean and then I gained ten and then lost ten. But if I lost 40 more, I'd be in a much better space health wise. So, one pound a week - forty weeks. That's less than a year, but what a crazy amount of focus and attention and consistency for SO long. And yet, in one year, I'd be quite happy. I really just want results in six weeks.  That's not so possible.
    Plug along and plug along and stay focused on learning to eat the healthy foods and only healthy foods so that they become my base. And practice becoming aware of the foods that drag me down. My family is going to want to go out to eat once this Whole30 ends. We have several pizza parties we are hosting in upcoming weeks. Eeegadz. I'm going to want to join in. I think I'm going to need to start mentally prepping for these upcoming events. I will make paleo deserts for myself, but even that takes some mental prep. I can do it. 
    I like that I'm thinking in terms of longer term. 
    Ahh - the house is awake now so my quiet time is ending.
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Day Eleven - Almost Completed
    I can't believe what a pill I was before my coffee! Half way through my cup I was a whole different human being. The day went well. I had a great time at home this morning CLEANING. I even cleaned out some drawers in the kitchen that were filled with crumbs and crackers pieces and nuts. I tossed expired stuff. I love tossing expired stuff. The house is still a mess, but there are parts that are cleaner and it felt so nice. And then I went to work and that was fun and then picked up the kids and went to swim lessons and then got home at 6:30 ready to cook the ribs and discovered the oven isn't working!!! It's new so it's under warranty, but it definitely is annoying. These ribs need to get cooked soon and I could grill them and use the Instant Pot, but I don't really want to be a problem solver yet. And I really wanted to roast some brussel sprouts, but it's okay. I cooked up burgers on the grill and prepped a Caesar salad for the kids (which the dog ate when I went out to the grill) and cooked up some onions and zucchini for me. It was fine. Breakfast and lunch today were just mixed greens with turkey slices. The turkey is all gone and the mixed greens are almost all gone so I'm gonna have to try something different tomorrow.
    My head is a little congested today. Hmmm. I should note that and notice what I ate, but I actually think it's some stuffiness from being around a bunch of dust.
    I have not meditated yet, but I will. It was either meditate or check in here and checking in was far more fun.
     
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Day ELEVEN. Wow, how did that happen!
    Last night I googled "Running after 50" and found a site where he promises you can do it without injuries. I got hopeful. And my energy was so good that I pictured waking up early and once dropping off the kids, I'd go home and MOW the lawn and maybe start shoveling again. Hahahahah. It's eight fifteen and I'm supposed to leave in fifteen minutes. I'm stiff and sore and yawning and sitting on the sofa with coffee. I haven't made lunches for the kids, gotten dressed, or brushed my teeth!
    I slept from 11-8 with a wake up at four for the bathroom. My morning sleep didn't need to be so long, but I was having a great time dreaming. And maybe it needed to be long because my body needed it. I did go to the gym the last two days and I can feel the stiffness. It's a good thing though. My dreams were also fantastic. There was a fire which wasn't good and we were trying to get away from it by climbing up hills, but I was helping some older people I know and haven't seen in a while and then later in the dream there were a bunch more friends in the dream. Friends! I'm often such an introvert that it was really nice to have a dream where I was enjoying being with my friends.
    It's now 8:20. I'd really better get going. I act like this is so hard. I get to come home today after dropping them off so it's not like I can't check back in then. Goals today? Same as normal: Eat Whole 30, Meditate, Practice
     
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Hey! You're BACK! You haven't been on your page and after reading about you collapsed on the floor and in pain and misery and no sleep...and then no entries, I got a bit worried. I'm glad you're still here.
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Day Six Recap - 
    Talk about a protein filled day. I was like super antelope grazer, but I am somewhat pleased that my grazing led to reheating butternut squash, cooking up some tuna and onions, and eating a grass fed Whole30 compliant beef stick. Oh, and a nut bar. But only one and that was before all the other stuff. I was so full feeling and even while super full, I am peeing non stop. It's crazy whatever is going on in my system. And now I'm here drinking some tea because I feel over salted, but will this lead to peeing every half hour tonight?? I remember that when I first did a Whole30 way back in the day, peeing all night long was one of the things that occurred during the first week or so. It didn't happen when I started this Whole30 on July 2nd, but everything about my gut was more stable at the beginning of July and right now things seem more out of whack. I saw some probiotics sitting in the fridge door this evening and I suppose I could start taking a few of those and see if that helps. I think they're compliant, but I suppose I'll have to check. 
    Overall - the day was okay. I meditated, practiced, worked, cleaned up (though the house is still a mess), grazed, stayed on track, cooked up dinner, and found myself planning ahead. Also, no eggs today! I like eggs, but it concerns me that they showed up on the blood work allergen test (so did onions which I eat a lot too) and there was a time last year when I'd been eating hard boiled eggs and found my mouth and throat starting to react. They were ones that I purchased already hard boiled, but I don't think there were any preservatives. I don't want to screw up my relationship with eggs by overeating them and yet they are so easy and accessible.
    Breakfast - Chicken and butternut squash
    Lunch - Chicken, squash, tuna, onions, beef stick, nut bar, dried beets
    Dinner - A few mini hot dogs that my kids love, a bunch of mixed greens, and a bunch of sauteed kale/mushrooms/onion/garlic that one of children deemed was poisonous. And darn - I heated up the squash in the microwave and forgot to put that on the table. I'd better remember to get it out of the microwave.
    I am excited that this Whole30 ends right as the school year begins which is when I really want to have good energy.
     
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    If it makes you feel any better, at all, I have brain-lapse moments all the freaking time. It's usually to do with words, where I get totally tripped up trying to put the "word I'm looking for" onto my tongue... my husband jokes that I have too many stuffed in my brain, so it takes a moment to find the right one sometimes, but it doesn't make me feel any less embarrassed when it's simple words and then someone else suggests exactly what I was trying to say. (As an example, the other day I couldn't think of the word "folder", so I stood there flapping my hands together -- open and close, like a book -- saying something like "That thing you put papers in?")
    I blame it on not having enough coffee, but I know that's never the actual reason.  
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    Jihanna got a reaction from C.B. in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Starting over is definitely a great idea, here, and I'm so glad you seem like you're in a good mindset for that to happen! If the idea of going back to the beginning (I always hated Chutes and Ladders because inevitably I'd get to that top chute and wind up back at the bottom!) is too harsh, it might help to consider this as an extension instead of a re-start -- instead of back to day 1, it could be day 16 of a Whole45. The important parts really are to get that full month of reset in and to remember your symptoms/experience might reflect some of what's expected during early days on the program.
    I'm so sorry it's happening, and I know how frustrating it can be, but you definitely have cheering and support happening (even though many of us don't post on logs, I'm sure I'm not the only one that tends to scan through them!)
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    Jihanna reacted to Beckha99 in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Ok, I have decided you are my new buddy. Congratulations (Yes, I realize I gave you no choice in the matter). Your timeline is very close to mine (I am one day behind), and I have been dealing with a lot of similar things. Although, I feel like you are MUCH stronger then I am at this point. I don't care if you had to restart a few times, YOU KEEP COMING BACK!!! It is so easy after messing up to just want to say "Screw it!", and then go nuts. But you accept the mistake, process it, learn,  and KEEP GOING!!! I feel like that is pretty great. And we can do it this time!! (Even if I kept telling myself last night, how easy it would be to just quit.) We have got this. Keep kicking butt Emma!
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Many good wishes for a safe and enjoyable trip. We'll be here when you get back!
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Thanks, Jihanna  It is a bit of a bummer, but not the worst. There's something special about getting to the end of the Whole30 successfully and there's the underlying worry for those 30 days that you might not do it. And dang it - I didn't.  But I will. And 30 days from now is a time when I really want to be focused on work so this is maybe good. I'm also gonna label it with both Day One and Day 16 to acknowlege where I'm at (but not quite lose where I coulda been  )
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Starting over is definitely a great idea, here, and I'm so glad you seem like you're in a good mindset for that to happen! If the idea of going back to the beginning (I always hated Chutes and Ladders because inevitably I'd get to that top chute and wind up back at the bottom!) is too harsh, it might help to consider this as an extension instead of a re-start -- instead of back to day 1, it could be day 16 of a Whole45. The important parts really are to get that full month of reset in and to remember your symptoms/experience might reflect some of what's expected during early days on the program.
    I'm so sorry it's happening, and I know how frustrating it can be, but you definitely have cheering and support happening (even though many of us don't post on logs, I'm sure I'm not the only one that tends to scan through them!)