HawkeyeE

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    HawkeyeE got a reaction from Jihanna in "Who's starting 1/1?" Reintro Group   
    I have been very good about eating completely compliant outside of the thing I am reintroducing. I agree that has made the process a lot easier. I am through both legumes/soy and gluten-free grains.
    Oddly enough, my "sugar dragon" has not come back. I mean, I did feel some cravings walking through the grocery store after the first reintroduction, though circumstances put me at the grocery store hungry so I literally wanted everything, not just the sweets/carbs/processed stuff. I re-introduced soy and legumes, and think the soy messed me up. I am going to add a couple of days at the end of reintro and try them separately to see. After non-gluten grains, I seem to be mostly okay. No slips in energy, though my sleep has been terrible; cannot fall asleep and do not get much deep sleep. I wonder if this is normal for those, or if it has to do with stress at work. Anyone have an idea?
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    HawkeyeE got a reaction from GraceMelodie in "Who's starting 1/1?" Reintro Group   
    @GraceMelodie That actually sounds like a cool idea. Using the weekdays to generally eat Whole30, and then use weekends for worth-it indulgences (if they are worth it). I like it, and might run with it!
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    HawkeyeE got a reaction from megbeveridge in Who's starting 1/1?   
    YAY WE MADE IT. CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE. WE ARE AMAZING.
    Day 31 is here, and while I thought on Day 1 I would be dying to get wine in my system, I am actually starting reintroduction with legumes, instead. Not missing the wine, and honestly not missing the legumes, either. Really the only thing I am looking forward to reintroducing is dairy, because if it turns out to be an okay food for me, that frees up busy event days for me if I can have yogurt for breakfast; like, truly makes my life 100% easier on those specific days. However, I have a fear it is going to cause some issues, so I am working up to it based on the suggested reintro schedule in the book.
    I lost about 12 lbs. which was not the purpose so that is a bonus. And I have a lot of NSVs which surprised me, because I was not expecting any. Let's all list our favorite NSVs today so we can celebrate together! Mine are:
    Flatter stomach, rings fitting better, less bloated, less joint swelling. Less gas. No longer use food as a reward, learned how to read a label, can identify cravings vs. hunger. Sleeping more, less night sweats. No more mid-day energy slump. Hope to keep seeing people share during reintroduction to see just how differently food effects each person. I can already tell legumes make me cranky (based on my reactions to things at work), though no physical affects yet... - E 
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    HawkeyeE got a reaction from megbeveridge in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Sorry all. It has been a while since I checked in (been crazy busy at work) though I have read through and am so proud of all of us for getting through 28 days - so far. Day 29 going well, and, I mean, if we got this far we are definitely getting through tomorrow and finishing this thing!
    Personally, my list of NSVs keeps growing, cravings never came, my "hangover" was later (like days 17/18) and not severe, and my grazing lifestyle is slowly morphing into a three-meals-a-day lifestyle. I am a bit nervous about reintroduction, because I do not really want to have to think through some food choices, though that is out of sheer laziness due to aforementioned crazy work schedule. 
    Hope everyone enjoys the next couple of days and truly enjoys their glass of wine on Thursday. 
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    HawkeyeE got a reaction from kellyfoss in Who's starting 1/1?   
    @kellyfoss I hear you! I was trying so hard to eat breakfast/meal 1 every day and sometimes could not keep it down. My body is not ready for food when I first wake up - even if that is at 9am on a weekend. I have always been a grazer and not a traditional meal-eater, so this whole thing has been hard for me. I have got lunch and dinner down, though meal 1 is not happening most days. 
    Anyone else have suggestions? I am also nearly halfway (Day 14)...
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    HawkeyeE got a reaction from JudiPurple in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I made it through days 4-6 during unexpected travel and some interesting social situations. A ticket became available for the Bears game in Chicago (I live in Texas, though am from Illinois) on Thursday, so on a whim I bought a plane ticket and went to Chicago for the game. I had dinner out with friends, went to a tailgate, and to a mid-afternoon game in an NFL stadium and did not slip up once! I am so proud of myself. It did help that my brother's girlfriend had done a Whole30 previously and she was happy to assist me in remaining compliant by cooking compliant food and having her house stocked.
    My only symptoms thus far have been very minor headaches, sleep disruptions (though I was not a good sleeper to begin with), and I am hot. Like, really really hot. Like, have to change my shirt in the middle of the day hot. Is this normal?!?! I have never been a big meat-eater, and protein has always been the "nutrient" of which I get the least, so I am wondering if that has to do with it. Anyone have any ideas? I am 36, do not appear to have any other menopause or pre-menopause symptoms. This is literally the only negative physiological change I have had with Whole30. I have some NSVs like less bloating and more mid-day energy, so that is what is keeping me going. I would love to hear what y'all think.
    Great job to everyone else out there who is on Day 7 and is still going strong! 
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    HawkeyeE reacted to JudiPurple in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Day 7 is in the Bag! Tasted my bacon/chicken liver pate, and it came out really good - had it with sliced apple (my jicama had frozen in the fridge - ?!? Had to toss it). We had the meat sauce (again) for supper tonight, but over baked sweet potatoes instead of zoodles. Dear hubby is downstairs right now, cooking chicken sausage (Aldi's - chicken spinach) for his lunch - he has been very patient and good about sticking with the plan. He brings hard boiled eggs, celery with sunflower butter, avocado with salsa, and whatever his 'main dish' is - today was the meat sauce, tomorrow is the sausage in lettuce wraps. I suggested he bring an apple or a couple small oranges too. He usually has a banana with his breakfast - it helps with the occasional leg cramps from the insulin  - potassium is a diabetic's friend. The man is a lifelong carpenter, and is very active on a daily basis for work, so he needs 'snacks' to keep his blood sugar on an even keel.
    I had a late "breakfast" - leftover chicken in (compliant) gravy.  I didn't get to eat anything other than a banana  until almost noon. Interestingly, I found myself feeling drowsy! Tryptophan  effect, anyone? I grabbed a couple clementine oranges and some nuts/seeds, and headed out into the ice cold winter air  - BRRRRR!!!! - woke me right up!
    Tomorrow night will be B.A.S. night (Big A** Salad) - a variety of greens, tomatoes, meats, toasted punkin seeds, and mushrooms, served in quite large bowls. I really  like the W30 caesar dressing, and Mario (hubby) was pleasantly surprised to find that the W30 ranch was excellent - despite lacking dairy and sugar. I do a lot of homemade sides, condiments and main dishes - finding foods in the grocery that we can actually eat on this plan is almost impossible.
     
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    HawkeyeE got a reaction from JudiPurple in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I made it through days 4-6 during unexpected travel and some interesting social situations. A ticket became available for the Bears game in Chicago (I live in Texas, though am from Illinois) on Thursday, so on a whim I bought a plane ticket and went to Chicago for the game. I had dinner out with friends, went to a tailgate, and to a mid-afternoon game in an NFL stadium and did not slip up once! I am so proud of myself. It did help that my brother's girlfriend had done a Whole30 previously and she was happy to assist me in remaining compliant by cooking compliant food and having her house stocked.
    My only symptoms thus far have been very minor headaches, sleep disruptions (though I was not a good sleeper to begin with), and I am hot. Like, really really hot. Like, have to change my shirt in the middle of the day hot. Is this normal?!?! I have never been a big meat-eater, and protein has always been the "nutrient" of which I get the least, so I am wondering if that has to do with it. Anyone have any ideas? I am 36, do not appear to have any other menopause or pre-menopause symptoms. This is literally the only negative physiological change I have had with Whole30. I have some NSVs like less bloating and more mid-day energy, so that is what is keeping me going. I would love to hear what y'all think.
    Great job to everyone else out there who is on Day 7 and is still going strong! 
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    HawkeyeE got a reaction from JudiPurple in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I made it through days 4-6 during unexpected travel and some interesting social situations. A ticket became available for the Bears game in Chicago (I live in Texas, though am from Illinois) on Thursday, so on a whim I bought a plane ticket and went to Chicago for the game. I had dinner out with friends, went to a tailgate, and to a mid-afternoon game in an NFL stadium and did not slip up once! I am so proud of myself. It did help that my brother's girlfriend had done a Whole30 previously and she was happy to assist me in remaining compliant by cooking compliant food and having her house stocked.
    My only symptoms thus far have been very minor headaches, sleep disruptions (though I was not a good sleeper to begin with), and I am hot. Like, really really hot. Like, have to change my shirt in the middle of the day hot. Is this normal?!?! I have never been a big meat-eater, and protein has always been the "nutrient" of which I get the least, so I am wondering if that has to do with it. Anyone have any ideas? I am 36, do not appear to have any other menopause or pre-menopause symptoms. This is literally the only negative physiological change I have had with Whole30. I have some NSVs like less bloating and more mid-day energy, so that is what is keeping me going. I would love to hear what y'all think.
    Great job to everyone else out there who is on Day 7 and is still going strong! 
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    HawkeyeE got a reaction from NYCBlond in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I am Elizabeth, just finishing up day 3 of my first Whole30. I am 36, single, live with a roommate (who is not doing the Whole30), and work in events so my hours are definitely not normal. I am doing this Whole30 to find out if any of the foods I have been eating regularly are causing me distress, and to reset my relationship with food  - I am an emotional eater.
    Up to this moment, I have not had any headaches or most other expected symptoms, though I am feeling some fatigue. I am hungry ALL. THE. TIME. though have been getting from lunch to dinner with the help of a handful of almonds and a hard-boiled egg each day.
    Because I am cooking for one, I select a recipe from The Whole30 which are for two servings, often "with leftovers". That is my dinner for the night, and then I use the leftovers to craft breakfast and lunches. 
    I am also using the Whole30 Day by Day journal/guide. I think that is helping to keep me accountable, as well. 
    Looking forward to keeping up with y'all and getting through these next 27 days together!
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    HawkeyeE got a reaction from NYCBlond in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I am Elizabeth, just finishing up day 3 of my first Whole30. I am 36, single, live with a roommate (who is not doing the Whole30), and work in events so my hours are definitely not normal. I am doing this Whole30 to find out if any of the foods I have been eating regularly are causing me distress, and to reset my relationship with food  - I am an emotional eater.
    Up to this moment, I have not had any headaches or most other expected symptoms, though I am feeling some fatigue. I am hungry ALL. THE. TIME. though have been getting from lunch to dinner with the help of a handful of almonds and a hard-boiled egg each day.
    Because I am cooking for one, I select a recipe from The Whole30 which are for two servings, often "with leftovers". That is my dinner for the night, and then I use the leftovers to craft breakfast and lunches. 
    I am also using the Whole30 Day by Day journal/guide. I think that is helping to keep me accountable, as well. 
    Looking forward to keeping up with y'all and getting through these next 27 days together!