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    n1b2 got a reaction from bethross in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Started today 1/1/2019 too! 
    I'm 45, recently put weight on after 3 years maintaining my peak fitness level and health level. About 2 years ago I slowly moved into unhealthy habits with food, though I've been able to stay active most of the time. I exercise regularly, and love it. I have a very hard time during winter months, however. I love to wake up early and work out, but when the sun doesn't rise until after 6:30am, I have trouble....lots of it. Lately I've been binge eating all the time, eating food I don't want to eat and usually don't eat (I didn't eat breads for a very long time! Didn't want to! And yet, I slowly started to eat bread as if it was part of my everyday life) 
    I've been Whole30-Curious for over a year. I am doing it to re-establish a healthy relationship food, while also figuring out which foods feel worse during the winter months.  Whatever the case, I have cravings for sugar and I know it's draining my energy, delivering nothing but empty calories, probably making my seasonal slow-down a lot worse. 
    I told my partner I won't be drinking for a month, threw out all of the temptations/foods I will not eat & my pressure cooker arrives in 2 days. I haven't prepped food yet and am still figuring out what i will prep - I'm looking for any and all prep recommendations (thanks so much for posting some already!)
    I also:
    Started a Whole30 Journal and have written in it a few times per day. Today so far I've written about what I've eaten, how it feels to start, and figured out what feelings I was experiencing when I got a craving 
      Bought foods for meals I can cook over the next few days: zuchini & squash noodles, riced cauliflower, condiments, eggs, chicken, ground turkey, bone broth, spinach  
    Can't wait to be here to support each other, thanks so much for all the great posts and for starting this thread! 
     
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    n1b2 got a reaction from ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Thank you thank you!!!!  This evening I prepped turkey meatballs (no breading, obviously, basically just ground turkey and garlic), a salad with grilled chicken for my lunch at work tomorrow, and another piece of grilled chicken in case I want salad at dinner tomorrow. My instapot arrives tomorrow and thanks to you i have a better grocery list for tomorrow. I also was wondering how often i should expect to shop and guessed it would be as often as you say. I like your breakfast and will get some avocados tomorrow  

    I have to say, the one thing i'm already ready for is the coffee situation. I started getting comfy with black coffee and nothing in it about a year ago and don't have issues, otherwise i'd get nutpod compliant coconut creamer. I do, however, consume lots of almond milk, so I'll be looking into the compliant brands tomorrow. Thanks again! 
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    n1b2 got a reaction from ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Thank you thank you!!!!  This evening I prepped turkey meatballs (no breading, obviously, basically just ground turkey and garlic), a salad with grilled chicken for my lunch at work tomorrow, and another piece of grilled chicken in case I want salad at dinner tomorrow. My instapot arrives tomorrow and thanks to you i have a better grocery list for tomorrow. I also was wondering how often i should expect to shop and guessed it would be as often as you say. I like your breakfast and will get some avocados tomorrow  

    I have to say, the one thing i'm already ready for is the coffee situation. I started getting comfy with black coffee and nothing in it about a year ago and don't have issues, otherwise i'd get nutpod compliant coconut creamer. I do, however, consume lots of almond milk, so I'll be looking into the compliant brands tomorrow. Thanks again! 
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    n1b2 got a reaction from bethross in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Started today 1/1/2019 too! 
    I'm 45, recently put weight on after 3 years maintaining my peak fitness level and health level. About 2 years ago I slowly moved into unhealthy habits with food, though I've been able to stay active most of the time. I exercise regularly, and love it. I have a very hard time during winter months, however. I love to wake up early and work out, but when the sun doesn't rise until after 6:30am, I have trouble....lots of it. Lately I've been binge eating all the time, eating food I don't want to eat and usually don't eat (I didn't eat breads for a very long time! Didn't want to! And yet, I slowly started to eat bread as if it was part of my everyday life) 
    I've been Whole30-Curious for over a year. I am doing it to re-establish a healthy relationship food, while also figuring out which foods feel worse during the winter months.  Whatever the case, I have cravings for sugar and I know it's draining my energy, delivering nothing but empty calories, probably making my seasonal slow-down a lot worse. 
    I told my partner I won't be drinking for a month, threw out all of the temptations/foods I will not eat & my pressure cooker arrives in 2 days. I haven't prepped food yet and am still figuring out what i will prep - I'm looking for any and all prep recommendations (thanks so much for posting some already!)
    I also:
    Started a Whole30 Journal and have written in it a few times per day. Today so far I've written about what I've eaten, how it feels to start, and figured out what feelings I was experiencing when I got a craving 
      Bought foods for meals I can cook over the next few days: zuchini & squash noodles, riced cauliflower, condiments, eggs, chicken, ground turkey, bone broth, spinach  
    Can't wait to be here to support each other, thanks so much for all the great posts and for starting this thread! 
     
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    n1b2 reacted to kellyfoss in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I have this same issue with wine - I found that drinking my favorite flavors of hot tea really helped with this! It's a different way to "unwind" and relax, especially in the colder months, and gave me the same sense of satisfaction. Try replacing the wine with something compliant that you like.
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    n1b2 reacted to eheinrich in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I'm also starting today. I had a mostly successful whole30 last year. Lost weight, gained energy. Summer travel derailed my new and improved eating habits. 
    I turned 50 last year and have a past cancer diagnosis (breast 2015) and a history of depression. I'm super motivated to get through this and stay on top of things after the 30 days. One of my challenges will be wine  I like to have a glass or so when I cook & this involves more cooking time. I know it's just an association habit I need to break. 
    Good luck everyone!!! We got this!
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    n1b2 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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    n1b2 reacted to Jihanna in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Opening the new year with my first Whole30, also. I'll be 40 this year, am married, and have 3 kids (son is 20, daughters are 14 and 9). My mom and dad also live in the same household, so when son's not away at school there are 7 of us (4 adults). I've been doing meal planning for most of the past year, just to make sure we can feed us all and stay on budget, so at least that's not a completely new thing now that I'm diving into Whole30
    I'm using Whole30 as a vehicle to help me break unhealthy food habits, and I'm open to the idea of it extending past the first month based on how I feel toward the end. There are certain things that I do not intend to reintroduce, others that will be brought back in a limited way, because I believe that'll just be the healthier option in my case. I'm not here to lose weight, but I'm hopeful that developing a healthier relationship with food will lead to a healthier weight, too.
    My biggest challenge will be me. I have a history of sabotage, but I've been learning to live a better way -- the past is where/what I come from (or out of), but I live in and for the future; only I can determine my own actions and reactions. I'm learning to recognize situations when sabotage would be easy, and consciously make better choices instead.
    If anyone's wanting to start a group text (or group Skype?) to support each other, I'm interested
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    n1b2 reacted to lucystephens in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi, I'm Lucy and I'm 71!  This is my first time with W30.  I know we'll all do really well.  Time flies really fast at my age so 30 days is going to go by quickly and we'll be new people!  I've heard it is life changing!  I'm ready!
     
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    n1b2 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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    n1b2 got a reaction from bethross in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Started today 1/1/2019 too! 
    I'm 45, recently put weight on after 3 years maintaining my peak fitness level and health level. About 2 years ago I slowly moved into unhealthy habits with food, though I've been able to stay active most of the time. I exercise regularly, and love it. I have a very hard time during winter months, however. I love to wake up early and work out, but when the sun doesn't rise until after 6:30am, I have trouble....lots of it. Lately I've been binge eating all the time, eating food I don't want to eat and usually don't eat (I didn't eat breads for a very long time! Didn't want to! And yet, I slowly started to eat bread as if it was part of my everyday life) 
    I've been Whole30-Curious for over a year. I am doing it to re-establish a healthy relationship food, while also figuring out which foods feel worse during the winter months.  Whatever the case, I have cravings for sugar and I know it's draining my energy, delivering nothing but empty calories, probably making my seasonal slow-down a lot worse. 
    I told my partner I won't be drinking for a month, threw out all of the temptations/foods I will not eat & my pressure cooker arrives in 2 days. I haven't prepped food yet and am still figuring out what i will prep - I'm looking for any and all prep recommendations (thanks so much for posting some already!)
    I also:
    Started a Whole30 Journal and have written in it a few times per day. Today so far I've written about what I've eaten, how it feels to start, and figured out what feelings I was experiencing when I got a craving 
      Bought foods for meals I can cook over the next few days: zuchini & squash noodles, riced cauliflower, condiments, eggs, chicken, ground turkey, bone broth, spinach  
    Can't wait to be here to support each other, thanks so much for all the great posts and for starting this thread! 
     
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    n1b2 reacted to ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Our pup is a seven-year-old rescue mutt.  She's a mix of boxer/pointer/boston terrier-super smart and sweet.
    Tiger blood is real!  It takes time to get there, and you have to be kind to yourself along the way because there will be some days where you feel crappy from taking sugar out of your typical diet.  But it's soooo worth it!  I've totally fallen off the wagon of healthy eating to the point where my joints ache again, and I can't wait to get sugar out of my system.
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    n1b2 reacted to Faithinme in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi my name is Jasmine. I am 33 and plan on starting 1/1 also. My eating is way out of control I mainly eat out and constantly snacking on junk. I've tried other diets but just felt lost and overwhelmed. I'm looking forward to doing this for me!
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    n1b2 reacted to Hpeacock in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I started today! Super excited to make a change for the better!