Dorothy B.

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    Dorothy B. got a reaction from ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    This is great advice!  I am not crazy about planning and preparing elaborate meals, so the simpler the better.  I should be able to do this!  Yes, it did feel good to put the red X on Day 1 of my calendar!  
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    Dorothy B. got a reaction from ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    This is great advice!  I am not crazy about planning and preparing elaborate meals, so the simpler the better.  I should be able to do this!  Yes, it did feel good to put the red X on Day 1 of my calendar!  
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    Dorothy B. got a reaction from ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    This is great advice!  I am not crazy about planning and preparing elaborate meals, so the simpler the better.  I should be able to do this!  Yes, it did feel good to put the red X on Day 1 of my calendar!  
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    Dorothy B. reacted to Junebug2015 in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi everyone! Checking in because I also started the Whole30 yesterday. I've attempted one Whole30 before in 2016, but only made it to Day 21. Even though I didn't finish the program, it had major effects on how I ate and shopped. I'm ready to make it through the entire 30 days this time and to have a successful reintro period.
    I'm feeling very motivated, especially since I was travelling home from a NYE wedding yesterday and was not entirely sure I would even be able to start on 1/1 as planned. I was able to find compliant food in the airport (hardboiled eggs and some fruit) and cobble together lunch from my pantry / freezer (frozen riced cauliflower with tuna and kalamata olives) before getting groceries later in the evening. It was empowering to know I was able to make compliant choices even in the absence of ideal circumstances. Let's do this!
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    Dorothy B. reacted to Just Yesterday in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Also started on the 1st. I did my first whole30 several years ago so feel like I know what to expect. Need to get rid of the sugar cravings again. They have a way of sneaking back up on you over time! I've learned to keep weekday meals simple! Eggs, spinach and berries for breakfast, a salad with some sort of protein (grilled chicken, tuna or hard boiled eggs) for lunch and grilled fish, chicken or steak with riced cauli and whatever green veggie I feel like for dinner. Always have roasted beets, sweet potatoes and butternut squash on hand. Here's to a new beginning in 2019.
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    Dorothy B. reacted to GraceMelodie in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I prep/shop every few days and make sure I always have the following on hand:
    1. Hard boiled eggs
    2. Cooked chicken breast
    3. Compliant smoked salmon
    4. Avocados
    5. Bagged pre-washed greens
    6. Raw nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews)
    7. Compliant olives
    8. Homemade compliant salad dressing (Extra virgen olive oil, apple cider vinegar, compliant dijon mustard, salt & pepper) 
    9. Roasted sweet potatoes, white potatoes or butternut squash
    10. Raw veggies & fruit (carrots, celery, cucumber, peppers, apples, blueberries, etc.)
    11. Coffee and compliant Nutpod coconut creamer 
    12. Homemade mayo or compliant pesto
    This is my 3rd Whole30 and I have my prep & menus down to a science.  I keep most of my meals pretty simple.  Breakfast is usually eggs, 1/2 avocado, blueberries and greens.  Lunch is a salad with chicken (or left over protein), 1/2 avocado, nuts, & dressing.  Dinner is seared chicken, salmon or steak with roasted sweet potatoes, raw veggies and a simple green salad.  Once or twice a week I'll make something super delicious like slow roasted lamb shanks.  Yum!
    Cheers to everyone for finishing Day One!
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    Dorothy B. reacted to Kaso in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hello!  I’m Kasey.  This is my third Whole30.  Fingers crossed my husband commits to this challenge as well.  We both enjoy it.  I’m back in artificial and regular sugar (thanks, Holidays) so we both want to get back to clean eating.   
    I’m 37.  School teacher.  Loves to run, crochet, and read.  Love the support of a community committed to the challenge.  
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    Dorothy B. reacted to Stephanie Mc in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I'm starting Whole30 tomorrow, 1/1, with my twin sister! She completed a Whole30 a few years back, but this will be my first time and I'm terrified (and excited..more terrified though)! I have a huge obsession with bread and then cutting out social drinks with friends on the weekend will be my main obstacles. I think if I keep meal prepping, keep a positive mindset, and lock myself in my apartment this first go round, I'll be ok! LOL  I'll be turning to this Whole30 community for a pick me up and guidance, that's for sure! I look forward to being on this journey with all of you like-minded individuals! WE CAN DO THIS!! 
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    Dorothy B. reacted to kalenut in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi everyone! My name is Willa and I plan on starting Whole30 tomorrow, January 1st! This will be my second full whole30 (last one completed in may 2018), with several attempted but failed ones before!
    I just graduated university and have recently started working as a nurse, causing disruption in what was once healthy eating habits. With my new schedule of 12 hour day/night shifts, I have been having a really hard time finding my rhythm and keeping my motivation to eat health/exercise. I use to go to the gym 5-6 x per week but have only been going consistently 2-3x per week since starting my new job. Each day I find myself bingeing and using the "I'll start tomorrow, what is one more cookie in the grand scheme of things, etc" excuse. I'm really hoping this whole 30 will kickstart my motivation and allow me to get back a healthier relationship with food and my body. I definitely notice feeling happier and more confident when the foods I put in my body and healthy and nourishing. Im also looking forward to leaving that sugar induced fatigue behind me and improving my overall energy levels! I have gone a little wild on the treats this holiday season....
    I am looking forward to keeping in touch with you all over the next month and finding support/recipe motivation when the days start getting tough! 
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    Dorothy B. reacted to GraceMelodie in Who's starting 1/1?   
    After my first Whole30 I just completely stopped eating the snacks at work.  I used to be very tempted and would cut up a donut into 4 pieces pretending I'd only eat a quarter of it and finish the whole thing.  Just tell yourself you are not going to eat the snacks at work and the more times you do that, the more automatic it becomes.  (It becomes your new habit).  Don't substitute them with different snacks.  
    As far as outings, you should definitely suggest restaurants that have compliant options.  California, Mediterranean and Steakhouse restaurants are the easiest restaurants to order from for me.  Stick to steak, chicken, lamb or fish with no sauce, steamed veggies, baked potatoes and green salads with olive oil & lemon on the side.  Don't make a big deal about your new eating style, be polite when you ask questions and be confident when you order.  Most likely nobody at the table will even notice what you are eating.  Good luck!
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    Dorothy B. reacted to berry straw in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I’ll join!  I’m Alison.  I did my first Whole30 in March 2017 after being diagnosed with Hashimotos.  I then moved on to a full-blown AIP diet which I have mostly followed since.  I’ve let some foods that aren’t great for me slip back in in the last 6 months and am eager for a reset.  I don’t need to plan much, because I generally eat this way, I just need to make a concerted effort to not grab nuts, sweets and “gluten-free” baked goods as easy go-tos.
    I’m married and homeschool my 3 kids.  No one follows the Whole 30, though I coerced my husband and oldest son to do one a little over a year ago.  My oldest son stays gluten, dairy and soy free at home, and my daughter is also gluten free.  I often eat differently than my family though... I just make up big batches of food for me and then mix and match at each meal.  
    My goals will be to follow the program, and up my walking mileage.  I expect to lose a few pounds, not feel gross because of dietary indiscretions, and be ready for a clean slate to reintroduce some foods I need a clear answer on (namely eggs and rice).  My Whole30 will be nightshade, egg (except a little homemade mayo), and nut free.  I eat meat & fish, a little fruit, nightshade free veggies (limiting cruciferous to 2 svg per day), and my primary fats are avocado and olives.  I do best when I have at least 2 svg of starchy carbs per day (usually breakfast and lunch) because of my thyroid.
    I’ve told my doctor, a few friends and my family that I will be doing this reset.  I’m looking forward to the accountability and support of this group!
     
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    Dorothy B. reacted to NYCBlond in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi Jihanna! I'm Gia. I really appreciate so much of what you're saying here (I, too, am my own biggest challenge) and am very impressed with your meal plans for a household of 7! Impressive!
    I'd love to be on a Group Text for accountability. Anyone else?
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    Dorothy B. reacted to NYCBlond in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi there! These are the same kind of issues for me, too. I'm usually pretty healthy but this past year I got lazier with my exercise, ate wayyyyy more sweets and treats, and basically got out of touch with my body. I'd love to develop better habits and a better relationship to food!
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    Dorothy B. reacted to ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Going out to eat is a challenge for me as well.  We usually go out once a week, but I'll avoid that during the Whole30 mainly because it's just easier to avoid temptation.
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    Dorothy B. reacted to Aamberwaves in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi, I'm Sara and I'm starting 1/2 with my sister who has done it twice before.  I'm 42, married, work fulltime and have a 15 yo daughter and 11 yo son. My coworkers are supportive and eat healthy nut my cravings and lack of self control have gotten crazy lately. My husband is supportive but doesn't want to go to this extreme. Looking forward to connecting with you!
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    Dorothy B. got a reaction from NYCBlond in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I have been reading about the Whole 30 plan on line as recommended by Michelle Tam (nom nom paleo) and have decided to start 1-1-19.
    I have a wonderful, loving husband, 2 married sons and 5 grandchildren, ages 8 to 16.  I have had a weight problem for most of my adult life (turning 80 next July) but am in reasonably good health.  I have been a member of a TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter for 26 years, tried many different eating plans,  but have been struggling to get back to my goal weight for the last several years.  Despite walking 4-5 miles every other day and eating low-carb, I can't seem to lose the last 10 pounds.  Hopefully, this plan will be the one!
    I am looking forward to the support and motivation by this group to stay focused and finally succeed.  
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    Dorothy B. reacted to KelofSD in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I’m starting 1/1. I’m super nervous because I REALLY like my daily wine!!!!! I’m doing this to get a handle on my cravings, alcohol and chips (all things salty). I’m nervous I won’t get much support from my friends and boyfriend. I’m turning 45 this year and have struggled with food cravings since a teenager. I wonder if it will ever stop consuming me. 5 years ago I managed to get it under control. That last 2 years. I looked amazing with what felt like very little effort. I want that back!!
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    Dorothy B. got a reaction from NYCBlond in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I have been reading about the Whole 30 plan on line as recommended by Michelle Tam (nom nom paleo) and have decided to start 1-1-19.
    I have a wonderful, loving husband, 2 married sons and 5 grandchildren, ages 8 to 16.  I have had a weight problem for most of my adult life (turning 80 next July) but am in reasonably good health.  I have been a member of a TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter for 26 years, tried many different eating plans,  but have been struggling to get back to my goal weight for the last several years.  Despite walking 4-5 miles every other day and eating low-carb, I can't seem to lose the last 10 pounds.  Hopefully, this plan will be the one!
    I am looking forward to the support and motivation by this group to stay focused and finally succeed.