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    nutburger got a reaction from Lauraco in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    I feel like I have a lot going on in my head so I'm just going to blurt it all out - I was planning on waiting until Day 10 to do a mini recap, but since I have time now, here goes.
    I had a little anxiety last night about what happens if I don't lose weight. And I totally understand that that isn't the point of the program, and it's not why I'm doing it...but I do have 20 pounds I actively want to lose, and so my question is, if Whole30 doesn't work, then what do I turn to?  In all other ways the program seems like it is going to work for me, in helping me quit dieting, and achieve my food freedom and be able to eat food without obsessing over calorie counting or constantly fighting with cravings...but I also want to lose the weight I have and reach my goal, which I do think is a healthy and realistic number for my height and body type (I'm 5'1 and 140 pounds right now, so I don't think 120 is that unattainable). 
     I found myself calculating calories in my head over the last few days, which needs to stop. I have been calorie counting for 10 years (and I'm 26 years old) which means I basically know off hand the number of calories in any given thing at a time, which is a little horrifying. And I don't want to keep calorie counting for the next 10 years, because it takes so much joy out of eating.  It's so nice to be able to have a meal without feverishly inputting it in MFP and to be able to have a small piece of fruit at night without weighing up the pros and cons.
    Anyway, I know I shouldn't focus on the scale, so I'm also trying to go by how I feel and by how my clothes fit - today I'm wearing a skirt that definitely didn't fit last year and was part of my "skinny" wardrobe, and it did up very easily after gym this morning, so that feels good. 
    What do I like about Whole30 and my 30 days of fitness program is that it has given me a sense of control over my life again, which is nice. I've been wanting to get to my goal for such a long time, and knowing I'm actively working towards it everyday, that I'm doing nearly everything I can to succeed, is such a great feeling. Doing it in January makes me feel like I've already set up the year for success. I'm going back home in May for a friend's wedding, and I really want to be look and feel great going back, so it's important I put in the hard work these next four months. 
    Food is such a big part of my life, it's such a form of comfort and of fun, that taking it out and treating it as fuel only leaves me feeling a little lost. (and I don't mean to be dramatic, I realize it's only 30 days, but for someone who's struggled with binging and overeating their whole life, it matters). But anyway, looking forward to seeing what the second week brings. 
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    nutburger got a reaction from MamaJ in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    Congrats!!
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    nutburger reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Food Freedom: Wednesday, January 30 
    Today was not how I would have liked to eat. I felt "snacky" some time after breakfast but didn't feel like making anything. So I had some peanut butter. Except I ended up probably eating like a half a cup of it. That was not what I would have liked to do. It was not a very conscientious decision. I just didn't want to have to prepare a meal so I figured I should eat a decent amount of it. But then I really, really loved it so I kept eating it. It didn't even feel good to eat that much. But I did it anyway. 
    And then I didn't want to prepare dinner either. And I wanted Thai food. So I ordered takeout from a local restaurant and had Thai food for dinner. I feel good about this decision, despite that I had made it a goal to go back to 100% Whole30 eating for a little while. And it has definitely not been a little while. 
    Food choices are so odd. We have so many emotions and judgements built into the choices we make about what we eat. I don't want that. I just want to be able to embrace the choices I make. I don't embrace the peanut butter decision because that was just laziness and a stupid choice. I can feel good about my Thai decision because it was also laziness but at least a smart choice. 
    Not sure where I'm going with this. Just documenting that I'm still struggling. And that it's hard to maintain a version of food freedom that I like and can feel good about. And that I still struggle to control how much I eat when it comes to off-plan foods. 
     
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    nutburger reacted to megbeveridge in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    You're so close to 30 days! After that you can decide to keep going or reintroduce when you're ready  
    For breakfast, I really like adding in a chicken apple sausage. It's delicious and filling!
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    nutburger reacted to Lorna from Canada in Day 28 - 2 days (+10) to go   
    I won, I won!! Well, I don't really know what I won or what it means but being a winner always puts a smile on my face  

    You folks are looking at a WINNER!!      
     
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    nutburger got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!   
    This happened to me around Day 3, I realized a meat stick I had, had honey in it. So frustrating but don't let it get to you! No Whole30 is perfect, and you're doing great
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    nutburger reacted to MamaJ in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    It really IS! I'm so glad you found it!
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    nutburger got a reaction from MamaJ in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    Thank you so much for posting about this Tea, I saw it at WF on sale and bought some - it's SO good.
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    nutburger got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!   
    This happened to me around Day 3, I realized a meat stick I had, had honey in it. So frustrating but don't let it get to you! No Whole30 is perfect, and you're doing great
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    nutburger reacted to megbeveridge in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    I don't have the tiger blood either yet  I'm hoping it will kick in soon because this girl is very tired! Congrats to you too on getting past the hardest days! 
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    nutburger got a reaction from Aliem999 in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    https://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/pork-egg-roll-in-a-bowl-crack-slaw-paleo-low-carb-whole30/
    This is the recipe I use @Aliem999  it reheats well too, if you have any left (we usually don't).
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    nutburger got a reaction from megbeveridge in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    Thank you for such kind words @megbeveridge! It's nice to know that someone else can identify with how I feel. Best of luck on your journey :).
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    nutburger reacted to megbeveridge in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    This really hit home with me. I'm 5'2" and fluctuate daily between 138 and 142. At the beginning of last year I was about 13 pounds more. I'm here for similar reasons, I want to achieve food freedom and stop worrying about calories! My goal is 125 since I will always have muscular thighs and wider hips.
    I also have a tendency to overeat when emotional or when I'm alone or when I have a trigger food and just can't stop... Food has always been a big part of my life, but I was thinking about it the wrong way. Not every celebration requires food, I can treat myself to a hot bath or give myself some down time. Just because I think I'm hungry every two hours doesn't mean I actually am. I'm finding new ways to find comfort and fun, but I'm also getting some of that by spending more time with food. I don't usually cook more than one meal a day, and that's usually with short cuts. I used to eat a quick breakfast at my desk every morning, now I get up and cook a full meal to start my day and it feels great! I'm finding recipes that incorporate some of my favorite foods so I'm excited to eat, not grudgingly downing some soggy veggies.  
    Like you said, I feel like it's given me control over my life. For a long time I felt trapped in a body I wasn't sure I could change. Now I know that I can do things to make it better. If I treat my body well, it'll treat me well and the same with you! I know you'll get to your goal and have a great time at the wedding! Thank you for writing so thoughtfully. It helps to know others are going through similar things.
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    nutburger reacted to Aliem999 in Allison's Whole 30 Log   
    Thanks! I actually read yours as well. I actually have an Equinox pass as well (but I am in Orange County, California). It has been so hard to use it this last year after having my daughter. I really want to get back in at least a day or two a week. Especially since I can walk to the gym from work, if we work in the office over the weekend, and it's only two blocks away during the week when I am at my client! I really have no excuse! I really miss the classes. It's cool that I am only a few days behind you!
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    nutburger got a reaction from NYCBlond in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    Day 6:
    Meal 1: Italian sausage fried up with peppers and onions, and eggs
    Meal 2: Pear, meat stick, cashews
    Meal 3: Pork chops with applesauce, Brussel sprouts, and sweet potato
    I'm having trouble fitting Meal 2 in after such big breakfasts. I felt good today. I'm definitely not as regular as I thought I was going to be, and I do feel quite bloated.  Had a bad body image day and felt heavier than I have in a while.
    Exercise: 45 mins of 'Whipped' (interval training) at Equinox
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    nutburger got a reaction from NYCBlond in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    Thank you so much for such positive and kind words! I haven't yet tried Hu Kitchen's chicken tenders and I haven't been to Westville - I'll have to look into both as they sound delicious.
    Hope the lethargy is getting better for you and you feel like you have more energy Congrats on your commitment to your first round - I promise it'll pay off!
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    nutburger got a reaction from NYCBlond in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    Day 4:
    Meal 1: Huge, satisfying breakfast of chicken sausages, eggs, grilled tomato and onions, and roasted potatoes
    Meal 2: 1/2 a Dig inn bowl (chicken, broccoli, sweet potato, greens, pesto)
    Meal 3: Almond flour chicken tenders and potato with 'not ketchup' and ranch
    Snacks: Meat stick, cashews, olives
    Gym: A super fun drag queen dance workshop
    Today I got my period, which could explain my general crankiness and exhaustion levels. I've had pretty rough cramping all day but I haven't taken anything. Other than that, in a pretty good mood - food was delicious today. The Dig inn Sweet Potatoes were actually incredibly good and tasted super sweet. Other than hormones, I've been in a pretty good mood all day - it's hard to tell what's going on symptom wise due to that, though.  
    All, in all, this round feels much easier than Round 1. Was today's food the perfect idea of a Whole30? Maybe not, and probably too much potato, but hey, doing the best I can and sticking to the rules.   I'm looking forward to trying some new recipes over the next couple days.  Onward and upward.
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    nutburger got a reaction from NYCBlond in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    Day 3:
    Meal 1: Left over turkey bolognese with mediterranean vegetables;
    Meal 2: Huge spring salad with chicken apple sausages, sautéed onions, an egg, and primal's ranch
    Meal 3: 1/2 a Chipotle Whole30 bowl
    Snacks: salted cashews, meat stick, dried pineapple
    Gym: A particularly brutal athletic conditioning class that left me very sore.
    Definitely on edge today, much more quick snap and overall pretty frustrated. Also, pretty exhausted, but whether that was due to Whole30 or just a busy day, who knows. We went to the movies and it was tough to have no popcorn or diet soda, which I really wanted. At points I regretted committing to this because I just wanted to have normal food and a normal date night, but at the end of the day it's only 30 days. 
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    nutburger got a reaction from NYCBlond in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    Day 2:
    Meal 1: Hardboiled eggs x 2, banana
    Meal 2: Applegates chicken apple sausages sautéed in onions; large spring salad
    Meal 3: Sweet potato 'noodles' with turkey bolognese and mediterranean vegetables 
    Snacks: Salted cashews; diced pears
    Gym: Early morning Spin - Biked 13 miles!
    Felt much better today, just very tired. Went to bed early. 
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    nutburger got a reaction from NYCBlond in Lib's NYC Whole30 | 30 days of Fitness   
    This is my second round of Whole 30 and I figured I'd track my days for food since it keeps it interesting and I'll be able to look back for ideas come next round.  Last time I did Whole30 I lived in the suburbs of Seattle and I also wasn't working. This time my schedule is a bit more hectic but I also live conveniently close to nearly everything I could possibly need for a Whole30. and have a lot more take out options (Cava, Chipotle, Dig Inn, Hu Kitchen).  
    Less than enthused about this round for no discernible reason. Starting on the first day of the work for the year sucked and since I didn't plan particularly well I didn't take enough food to work with me.  This weekend will definitely involve some meal prep -- for breakfast in particular.  It's like I skipped the first day of 'this is easy' and went straight to the hangover, but I definitely ate pretty terribly over the Christmas period (read: all of December) so that could be a factor. I'm determined though, so I'll stick it out until the good feeling hits.
    I also plan to 30 days of exercise along with my Whole30 for an extra challenge. It might be a little ambitious but hey, dream big.
    Day 1:
    Meal 1: Iced black coffee (desperately waiting for my nutpods to arrive), 2 hardboiled eggs; half a banana
    Meal 2: Tuna with Primal's garlic aioli and spinach
    Snacks:  salted cashews; almond butter
    Dinner: garlic chicken (marinated at whole foods) with olive-oil roasted potatos and a mediterranean veggie medley (frozen bag) with more garlic aioli 
    Gym:  Body Precision at Equinox - This is new but I liked it. It wasn't cardio but I definitely felt the burn.