Lorna from Canada

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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in Pacific Brand Broth has autolyzed yeast extract, ok or not?   
    Pretty harsh response, it was posted as a perfectly polite personal opinion... 5 years ago...
    I buy chicken carcasses, it's a chicken stripped of the meat. 
     
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to True Primal in Bacon! Please Help   
    FYI, pedersonsfarms makes Fully Cooked Uncured No Sugar Added Hickory Smoked Bacon. It's a little more expensive than grocery bacon, but since it's shelf-stable it can ship anywhere.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SugarcubeOD in Bacon! Please Help   
    You know, it's been a while since I looked (not being a huge bacon fan myself).  It occurs to me that they  might stock these now... I work across from WF so I can go check next time I'm there.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in Month 3 - determined changes   
    Sounds like a fantastic plan!! And very similar to the conclusions I am coming to (great minds!!) 
     
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Shani_SWP in Reintro Day... oh I don't know! Help required!   
    @Lorna from Canada Food freedom is definitely a process! Even for me, after 3 rounds of Whole30 and becoming a coach, I still have to "do the work". The book "Food Freedom Forever" goes a lot in depth, but here's an excerpt from the website: https://whole30.com/2019/02/worth-it-food-freedom/ . Am I 100% perfect? Heck no. Do I do the work 100% of the time? Heck no, but I do do the work most of the time, and I don't punish and berate myself if I eat something without thinking it through. Rather, I go through the process and talk to myself and try to figure out why I didn't do the work (was I sad, ravenous, upset, etc), and remind myself to be more mindful next time.  Knowing that dairy, legumes give me skin issues and gluten makes me feel terrible, all help to keep me eating what is best for me. AND...just remember, because you have a BITE of something, that doesn't mean you need to finish the whole thing if you don't want to!  
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Jihanna in Month 3 - determined changes   
    While I am still struggling to define Worth It so it means something as a decision making tool (As I said to my friend Schrod - it's amazing how something is Worth It in the moment but so totally NOT Worth It at 3AM when its effects kick in...), I have made some decisions that I am now determined will be permanent. Permanence is a strong word so I am going to stick with "determined" to see how it goes over the next 6 months.
    No more legumes. I don't even want to reintroduce them. I will miss some of them - I love a sweet corn and black bean salsa with my tacos BUT - my gut is SO much better on the W30 first diet that I don't even want to mess with that by doing a reintroduction of legumes. I can still make sweet corn salsa - put enough chilli and cilantro in it and who would know? So, some determined changes I have made:
    almond butter replaces peanut butter nicely. I don't gorge on it the way I did PB either coconut aminos replaces soy sauce - I like the flavour of it better anyway baba ganoush replaces hummus - I don't think the nightshade family bothers me that much so eggplants over chickpeas it is no soy lethicin - I eat very little processed food as it is so this is pretty easy No more milk, ice cream, butter or yogurt. I haven't really experienced too much distress with the reintro of dairy but I do get how unnatural it is that we adult humans consume so much of another animal's breast milk. Being in full menopause, I am aware of hormonal influences +++ and don't think the hormones present in cow's milk are benefitting me. So, determined changes here are:
    unsweetened almond milk replaces milk beautifully - I  totally prefer the flavour of almond milk! yonanas is my preferred frozen treat anyway - it is not a SWPO food for me - this is an easy give up. I will make frozen fruit pops for the summer when I get home to Canada. i've had a couple of great non sugar added versions while I've been here and think they would be nice to have in place of icecream. I may also do sorbet on occasion if I am confident my Sugar Dragon won't notice - this is a really big consideration since I love how my SD is snoozing at the moment. ghee in place of butter - I love butter (never use margerine anyway) but I can do ghee. nothing really replaces yogurt - I'll miss it but see how I do without it for at least 6 months No more sugar first foods such as candy, cake or cookies. Nothing replaces these - I just want to put this out there. I'm not missing these foods. My Sugar Dragon is super chill right now -  I want to keep her this way. 
    Sparkling mineral water with lemon or lime easily replaces diet pop for me. I don't like to drink water (ugh) but will guzzle citrusy mineral water so, this is a good change to make.
    I will continue to source and eat only great quality meat, fish and seafood. I'm fortunate I can afford to eat well so I will.
    I haven't missed bread and crackers as much as I thought I would. Hubs and I ate a lot of crackers and cheese - that's changed. No going back there. I've had one slice of toast since I started reintro a month ago - no ill effects but, I don't want to go back the consuming those processed carbs in the same gorging way I used to.  Carrots and celery and other crunchy things make great baba ganoush delivery vehicles.
    Alright - there it is in writing! Can't think of anything else to add at the moment so I'll post this and come back to it later if I need to.
    Hope everyone is having a GREAT W30 day!
     
     
     
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Bacon! Please Help   
    @Nephryna Thanks for that! I really appreciate you coming by and explaining that to me - I bet that would be delicious! I think I can wait to get back to bacon when I return to Canada but I will try your recommendation when I get home.
    Here's a little known fact - no one in Canada eats Canadian Bacon as bacon - we all pretty much just eat the trimmed, skinny rashers that you called stripe bacon. On rare occasions a few of us eat smoked back bacon but most don't. It's a funny thing but the only association back bacon has with Canada is that we exported it in great amounts for Britain (who love it in their bacon butty sandwiches) during the wars. So, now you know
    Thanks again for the fantastic recipe! I don't really have a way to smoke it either so I'll give this a shot as is.
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Reintro Day... oh I don't know! Help required!   
    What a fantastic image! Love it and the sense of calm and optimisim that you have! 
    I am actually not feeling all that stuck - I just can't seem to figure out how to decide if something is really worth it. I know from my reintroduction that wine is a very big and kinda sad problem. I've also discovered a previous unheard of aversion to "gluggy" foods - my teeth really want a job to do  Foods like risotto and macaroni and cheese aren't appealing to me and I could have lived on those before. I'm not missing dairy or legumes - I don't need or want them in my life on a regular basis. So, reintro has been informative. I just feel like I need to put some parameters around non-W30 foods. Like @SchrodingersCat , I'm aware that it'll be a slippery slope for me eventually as it has been in the past so I have some trepidation about it. Eating something because it is a) there and b) easier than not eating it doesn't define "Worth It" for me. And, like @megbeveridge, there are just too many times in my life where food will both be there and easier to eat than to avoid so - what defines Worth It?
    Melissa uses the example of her mom's amazing cookies. I like how Meg says:
    That's definitely something for me to put on my list. Wine makes me anxious, over stimulated and sleepless so, can it ever be worth it? Good question to answer for myself! And, right now my sugar dragon hasn't raised her butt ugly head even though I have had a lemon sorbet cone once since this all began. But watching that snoozing beast has become a preoccupation ... can anything that ever has the possibilty of arousing her be worth it? So much to think about but, I really like the conversation because I think Food Fredom is only going to come when I can answer these questions for myself.
    MEG! Yes, I'll be doing another W30 starting April 8th when I return to Canada (Schrod - I am NOT missing out on Business Class service again - that was just cruel!). My friend is going to be doing her first and I'm coming along for the ride AND to reset myself after being away from home and my routine for so long. Count me in.
    Thanks everyone for your wonderful inputs - it's really encouraging to see how we're all coping and managing everything that's coming up for us in this process of discovery.
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Jihanna in Month 3 - determined changes   
    While I am still struggling to define Worth It so it means something as a decision making tool (As I said to my friend Schrod - it's amazing how something is Worth It in the moment but so totally NOT Worth It at 3AM when its effects kick in...), I have made some decisions that I am now determined will be permanent. Permanence is a strong word so I am going to stick with "determined" to see how it goes over the next 6 months.
    No more legumes. I don't even want to reintroduce them. I will miss some of them - I love a sweet corn and black bean salsa with my tacos BUT - my gut is SO much better on the W30 first diet that I don't even want to mess with that by doing a reintroduction of legumes. I can still make sweet corn salsa - put enough chilli and cilantro in it and who would know? So, some determined changes I have made:
    almond butter replaces peanut butter nicely. I don't gorge on it the way I did PB either coconut aminos replaces soy sauce - I like the flavour of it better anyway baba ganoush replaces hummus - I don't think the nightshade family bothers me that much so eggplants over chickpeas it is no soy lethicin - I eat very little processed food as it is so this is pretty easy No more milk, ice cream, butter or yogurt. I haven't really experienced too much distress with the reintro of dairy but I do get how unnatural it is that we adult humans consume so much of another animal's breast milk. Being in full menopause, I am aware of hormonal influences +++ and don't think the hormones present in cow's milk are benefitting me. So, determined changes here are:
    unsweetened almond milk replaces milk beautifully - I  totally prefer the flavour of almond milk! yonanas is my preferred frozen treat anyway - it is not a SWPO food for me - this is an easy give up. I will make frozen fruit pops for the summer when I get home to Canada. i've had a couple of great non sugar added versions while I've been here and think they would be nice to have in place of icecream. I may also do sorbet on occasion if I am confident my Sugar Dragon won't notice - this is a really big consideration since I love how my SD is snoozing at the moment. ghee in place of butter - I love butter (never use margerine anyway) but I can do ghee. nothing really replaces yogurt - I'll miss it but see how I do without it for at least 6 months No more sugar first foods such as candy, cake or cookies. Nothing replaces these - I just want to put this out there. I'm not missing these foods. My Sugar Dragon is super chill right now -  I want to keep her this way. 
    Sparkling mineral water with lemon or lime easily replaces diet pop for me. I don't like to drink water (ugh) but will guzzle citrusy mineral water so, this is a good change to make.
    I will continue to source and eat only great quality meat, fish and seafood. I'm fortunate I can afford to eat well so I will.
    I haven't missed bread and crackers as much as I thought I would. Hubs and I ate a lot of crackers and cheese - that's changed. No going back there. I've had one slice of toast since I started reintro a month ago - no ill effects but, I don't want to go back the consuming those processed carbs in the same gorging way I used to.  Carrots and celery and other crunchy things make great baba ganoush delivery vehicles.
    Alright - there it is in writing! Can't think of anything else to add at the moment so I'll post this and come back to it later if I need to.
    Hope everyone is having a GREAT W30 day!
     
     
     
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Bacon! Please Help   
    @Nephryna Thanks for that! I really appreciate you coming by and explaining that to me - I bet that would be delicious! I think I can wait to get back to bacon when I return to Canada but I will try your recommendation when I get home.
    Here's a little known fact - no one in Canada eats Canadian Bacon as bacon - we all pretty much just eat the trimmed, skinny rashers that you called stripe bacon. On rare occasions a few of us eat smoked back bacon but most don't. It's a funny thing but the only association back bacon has with Canada is that we exported it in great amounts for Britain (who love it in their bacon butty sandwiches) during the wars. So, now you know
    Thanks again for the fantastic recipe! I don't really have a way to smoke it either so I'll give this a shot as is.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Nephryna in Bacon! Please Help   
    If you are used to stripe bacon (American Bacon) what we do, since we can't hardly find compliant bacon where we live, is we buy sliced pork belly from Costco (you can also hit up a butcher for it and have them slice it for you there). We use salt, smoked paprika, and fresh ground black pepper to make a rub for it. Cook it up the normal way. Dunno what to tell you about Canadian bacon other than you might be able to use a pork loin sliced thin. Think you need to trim the fat off it for Canadian bacon, but can't remember off hand. Basically it's the base meat with out curing and just the Whole30 compliant ingredients you use for seasoning. We use the smoked Paprika to give it the smoked taste since we don't have a smoke set up the moment.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's doing the slow reintro thing diary!   
    Oh, don't I hear you on the "good idea at the time" thing!
    I'm 99.9% sure the cheese was not the culprit for the headache, I've had them almost permanently and was very stressed that night. Sadly, I'm starting to think they're caused by my hair - it's now waist length and VERY thick and usually on top of my head... maybe time to have the chop!
    I'm now day 2 post-cheese and sour cream and still feeling fine. No belly issues, no migraine, no vertigo, no sleep disruption... I'm not sure if a larger amount would trigger anything, but given that back when I used to react to dairy it was almost instant and brutal, I'll chalk this up to a win.
    Now sure what my next reintro will be, I don't have a hankering for anything the way I did with cheese - I eat very little in the way of legumes anyway, and am not missing grains of any type. Even the sulphites I'm happy to leave out - I used to use lemon and lime juice in bottles for my soda water all the time, but since using fresh for W30 there's no way I'm going back, and all my vinegars are now compliant. I think I'll just let them sneak back in when there's something I want and that's the only non-compliant ingredient. 
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's doing the slow reintro thing diary!   
    OK, 12 hours later and I'm fine, seemingly. No stomach upset so far and importantly no migraine or vertigo. We shall see how the day pans out. 
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Reintro Day... oh I don't know! Help required!   
    What a fantastic image! Love it and the sense of calm and optimisim that you have! 
    I am actually not feeling all that stuck - I just can't seem to figure out how to decide if something is really worth it. I know from my reintroduction that wine is a very big and kinda sad problem. I've also discovered a previous unheard of aversion to "gluggy" foods - my teeth really want a job to do  Foods like risotto and macaroni and cheese aren't appealing to me and I could have lived on those before. I'm not missing dairy or legumes - I don't need or want them in my life on a regular basis. So, reintro has been informative. I just feel like I need to put some parameters around non-W30 foods. Like @SchrodingersCat , I'm aware that it'll be a slippery slope for me eventually as it has been in the past so I have some trepidation about it. Eating something because it is a) there and b) easier than not eating it doesn't define "Worth It" for me. And, like @megbeveridge, there are just too many times in my life where food will both be there and easier to eat than to avoid so - what defines Worth It?
    Melissa uses the example of her mom's amazing cookies. I like how Meg says:
    That's definitely something for me to put on my list. Wine makes me anxious, over stimulated and sleepless so, can it ever be worth it? Good question to answer for myself! And, right now my sugar dragon hasn't raised her butt ugly head even though I have had a lemon sorbet cone once since this all began. But watching that snoozing beast has become a preoccupation ... can anything that ever has the possibilty of arousing her be worth it? So much to think about but, I really like the conversation because I think Food Fredom is only going to come when I can answer these questions for myself.
    MEG! Yes, I'll be doing another W30 starting April 8th when I return to Canada (Schrod - I am NOT missing out on Business Class service again - that was just cruel!). My friend is going to be doing her first and I'm coming along for the ride AND to reset myself after being away from home and my routine for so long. Count me in.
    Thanks everyone for your wonderful inputs - it's really encouraging to see how we're all coping and managing everything that's coming up for us in this process of discovery.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Michelle Joy in Bacon! Please Help   
    THANK YOU!  All yawls!
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from zesty_ruffles in The BEST non scale victory ever...   
    Awww - that's the best! I've read this a couple of times that W30 helped someone conceive! Congratulations!!! I suspect the improved hormonal regulation does the trick. I hope you have a healthy, happy pregnancy!
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Reintro Day... oh I don't know! Help required!   
    What a fantastic image! Love it and the sense of calm and optimisim that you have! 
    I am actually not feeling all that stuck - I just can't seem to figure out how to decide if something is really worth it. I know from my reintroduction that wine is a very big and kinda sad problem. I've also discovered a previous unheard of aversion to "gluggy" foods - my teeth really want a job to do  Foods like risotto and macaroni and cheese aren't appealing to me and I could have lived on those before. I'm not missing dairy or legumes - I don't need or want them in my life on a regular basis. So, reintro has been informative. I just feel like I need to put some parameters around non-W30 foods. Like @SchrodingersCat , I'm aware that it'll be a slippery slope for me eventually as it has been in the past so I have some trepidation about it. Eating something because it is a) there and b) easier than not eating it doesn't define "Worth It" for me. And, like @megbeveridge, there are just too many times in my life where food will both be there and easier to eat than to avoid so - what defines Worth It?
    Melissa uses the example of her mom's amazing cookies. I like how Meg says:
    That's definitely something for me to put on my list. Wine makes me anxious, over stimulated and sleepless so, can it ever be worth it? Good question to answer for myself! And, right now my sugar dragon hasn't raised her butt ugly head even though I have had a lemon sorbet cone once since this all began. But watching that snoozing beast has become a preoccupation ... can anything that ever has the possibilty of arousing her be worth it? So much to think about but, I really like the conversation because I think Food Fredom is only going to come when I can answer these questions for myself.
    MEG! Yes, I'll be doing another W30 starting April 8th when I return to Canada (Schrod - I am NOT missing out on Business Class service again - that was just cruel!). My friend is going to be doing her first and I'm coming along for the ride AND to reset myself after being away from home and my routine for so long. Count me in.
    Thanks everyone for your wonderful inputs - it's really encouraging to see how we're all coping and managing everything that's coming up for us in this process of discovery.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Jihanna in Reintro Day... oh I don't know! Help required!   
    So sorry to hear you're in a rut and feeling a bit stuck, Lorna (and Schrod)!
    I had to approach my reintro as an almost clinical thing, rather than a living and breathing process. I couldn't just go into it thinking that I'd test something when it felt worth it, because I know that my typical MO would be to eat things with multiple groups (and then I'd end up in the same kind of cycle - I'd feel like crap but not be able to point out which thing was bringing on each symptom). I literally made a list of all the things I wanted to test, and then I laid them out in my planner so that I wasn't straying outside of a specific food group until I tested the things in that group... I didn't follow my plan precisely, because I'd left 2-3 recovery days between each test day and for a few things I ended up needing 5-7 days recovery, but the basic outline was there for me to follow.
    I also didn't finish with all of them during February, so went into March wanting to do another Whole30. That hasn't worked as well as I had hoped it would, but I take responsibility for that because I decided it wasn't worth the added stress to continue doing full-throttle planning the way I'd done all January... I needed to give myself some grace, else I'd face a breakdown, which I knew wasn't the point of all of this! I'm pretty sure strict Whole30 wouldn't be possible (for me) on a continual basis, even if someone else did all the prep, cooking, cleaning, etc... but I do like how I feel when I'm keeping closer to the foundations than I've managed for the past few days (I went off the rails a bit due to having an insanely hectic schedule that came out of nowhere, which added to my new less-stress half-planned approach didn't work well in terms of staying compliant).
    HOWEVER! I am figuring out what my "adapted" version would be... a cleaned-up dietary plan that will work on a daily basis for me, but also gives me room to wriggle when a situation is "worth it" to me. That means no rule that says "skip all dairy", but a knowledge of what dairy is to me (major cause of heartburn and acid reflux that often leads to vomiting and extended periods of nausea, not to mention potential for painful skin reactions that don't heal for weeks afterward) gives me a foundation to say, "dairy really isn't ever worth it"... there's no rule to say "don't eat soy", but I'll know that choosing something soy-laden is likely to bring on gassy bloating (but I'll also know that I can eat some soy without any issue as long as I don't overdo it or eat it on a regular basis)... for that matter, there's certainly no rule that says "broccoli is bad for you", but I definitely limit it now because I know it brings on even more gas than soy!
    So I'm off the boat but not drowning, just floating peacefully and knowing that soon I'll find my island home... strange analogy, but it works for my current head-space  Love you ladies!
     
     
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to megbeveridge in Reintro Day... oh I don't know! Help required!   
    I'm sorry to hear you and @SchrodingersCat have had such a hard time! I have basically gone off the deep end already. I've had a steady stream of events and birthdays that have completely knocked me off track, not to mention living with a partner who is very impulsive and doesn't seem to care about the reintro. I'm already planning to do another W30 starting in April!  
    That said, for me something is "worth it" if I can control my portion enough to not feel horrible after. I don't feel drawn to heavy cheesy carby foods because if I have too much I know I'll feel ill. However, if it's something I love like mac&cheese, I'll have a few bites and really enjoy them. There are some things that are off-plan that I eat every day, but I try (often I fail) to make sure they're beneficial. I've been eating one to two servings of grains a day, but I aim for them to be 100% whole grain (steel cut oats, 15 grain bread, etc.) to keep me full and add fiber to my diet. I have dairy almost every day, but in the form of plain Greek yogurt, to add protein without meat and help balance my digestive bacteria. So far I haven't found that beans or soy were worth it, so I haven't had them except in the small amounts that they're added to other foods. I think the only alcohol I've had was one glass of mulled wine. I was never much of a drinker even before Whole30 so that's not really worth it to me. 
    There are a few things that are definitely not worth it, but my sugar dragon thinks otherwise. That dragon did not go away or even shrink a little during W30 and it's very powerful. Cake, ice cream, and chocolate all fall into that category. What I'd say about those things is, if you can control the dragon, have one serving. If you can't, just stay away! The events and birthdays I previously mentioned have totally ruined me. I find that I deeply enjoy the sugary foods to the point that my body never says "too much!" I have to really be on my game to keep myself in check. 
    If you don't mind counting calories, My Fitness Pal is a great resource and keeps me accountable. Something is "worth it" if it's not going to totally destroy my nutrition goals for the day and I really really want it. 
    As of now, my tentative April start date is the 7th if anyone wants to join me!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Started over after an epic fail   
    Beautiful insight and self discipline @SKUtah. It's very difficult to give up our mindset and those practices that feed it. Scales and tracking calories and nutrients are stressful activities and no way to live. (I once said to my husband, "we can't stop for lunch here because my phone is dead and I can't look up the menu (I was translating menu items so I could make "good" choices) or track it" We were at the most gorgeous cafe on the coast of Italy - I still cringe to think of my rigidity causing us to miss out on that experience.)
    I took 5 years to lose 85+ lbs using a variety of methods but mostly tracking and obsessive attention to detail. After a couple of years maintaining (I maintained the loss for 7 years) by tracking, I lost interest in keeping the meticulous record all the time. I was okay for awhile but then weight crept back on. When menopause hit 3 years ago, things went haywire and I regained 30 lbs. A return to tracking and my typical so-called healthy diet (SO well described by Melissa and Dallas in ISWF (pg 56) ) meant I was down to 900 kcal/day and virtualy unable to lose weight - about 2-3 pounds a month. This was not sustainable! So, I quit that and, 6 months later after a very quick regain, I discovered W30.
    I lost almost 11lbs in 1 month following W30 to a tee. But, it was REALLY hard not to weigh myself or count calories. I do know that I am eating more heartily than I have in years and I stop when I want to - not because I've put so little food on my plate and put severe restrictions on myself but because I am full. I even eat second helpings if I'm not full. SO STRANGE!
    I am probably 30 days into reinto and am eating 98% W30 compliant. I am still losing weight although I refuse to weigh myself. I feel fantastic (like, really great) and I am eating well and I don't ever want to go back.
    I do hope you experience a similar result and are able to give up apps and scales for good!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Reintro Day... oh I don't know! Help required!   
    Oh jeez Schrod - that does not sound good! I'm sorry you're going through this but I totally get it. We had great success on our W30s but it's hard to eat just W30 24/7 forever isn't it? I'm eating some things off plan but I don't really want them so, in the end, I don't enjoy them (hence the "what does worth it mean?"). I find myself returning to W30 meals over and over again which I prefer but, given that I'm still visiting here, it's not very easy. I don't think I have any severe intolerances beyond wine (like you too - poor us!!!) although I still haven't reintroduced a bunch of stuff because I don't really want to... Then today, I had a return of feeling a hormonal heat rush come on which had left during my W30 and I'm irritated because I like thermostasis better. So, now I don't know what I'm eating (grains? dairy? wine? I dunno!) that's influencing that. So, I really need to go back on W30 but I don't know if I can do that to my daughter while I'm visiting - I think I'll just muddy along until I get back to Canada April 7th and start another W30 when I get there.
    I think we're both in a bit of a circle here.  
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SugarcubeOD in Pork rinds as breading   
    As a snack item or FWNB item, yes, they're definitely out but unless you're planning on going crazy eating the breading off all the meat to get your pork rind fix, it's not quite the same thing.  I've done this before (used pork rinds, not ate the breading off a batch of meat) and it's not very good anyway in my opinion.  They sog very quickly and unless you spend a lot of money on a very good brand, they taste fairly synthetic... not a win in my book but maybe someone else enjoys them
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Started over after an epic fail   
    Beautiful insight and self discipline @SKUtah. It's very difficult to give up our mindset and those practices that feed it. Scales and tracking calories and nutrients are stressful activities and no way to live. (I once said to my husband, "we can't stop for lunch here because my phone is dead and I can't look up the menu (I was translating menu items so I could make "good" choices) or track it" We were at the most gorgeous cafe on the coast of Italy - I still cringe to think of my rigidity causing us to miss out on that experience.)
    I took 5 years to lose 85+ lbs using a variety of methods but mostly tracking and obsessive attention to detail. After a couple of years maintaining (I maintained the loss for 7 years) by tracking, I lost interest in keeping the meticulous record all the time. I was okay for awhile but then weight crept back on. When menopause hit 3 years ago, things went haywire and I regained 30 lbs. A return to tracking and my typical so-called healthy diet (SO well described by Melissa and Dallas in ISWF (pg 56) ) meant I was down to 900 kcal/day and virtualy unable to lose weight - about 2-3 pounds a month. This was not sustainable! So, I quit that and, 6 months later after a very quick regain, I discovered W30.
    I lost almost 11lbs in 1 month following W30 to a tee. But, it was REALLY hard not to weigh myself or count calories. I do know that I am eating more heartily than I have in years and I stop when I want to - not because I've put so little food on my plate and put severe restrictions on myself but because I am full. I even eat second helpings if I'm not full. SO STRANGE!
    I am probably 30 days into reinto and am eating 98% W30 compliant. I am still losing weight although I refuse to weigh myself. I feel fantastic (like, really great) and I am eating well and I don't ever want to go back.
    I do hope you experience a similar result and are able to give up apps and scales for good!
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Jacreasy in Day 30 - My daughter's results   
    Following... 19 lbs thats AWESOME! Im on day 2 my goal is losing as well. Ive got 50 lbs total i want to get off.
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Started over after an epic fail   
    Beautiful insight and self discipline @SKUtah. It's very difficult to give up our mindset and those practices that feed it. Scales and tracking calories and nutrients are stressful activities and no way to live. (I once said to my husband, "we can't stop for lunch here because my phone is dead and I can't look up the menu (I was translating menu items so I could make "good" choices) or track it" We were at the most gorgeous cafe on the coast of Italy - I still cringe to think of my rigidity causing us to miss out on that experience.)
    I took 5 years to lose 85+ lbs using a variety of methods but mostly tracking and obsessive attention to detail. After a couple of years maintaining (I maintained the loss for 7 years) by tracking, I lost interest in keeping the meticulous record all the time. I was okay for awhile but then weight crept back on. When menopause hit 3 years ago, things went haywire and I regained 30 lbs. A return to tracking and my typical so-called healthy diet (SO well described by Melissa and Dallas in ISWF (pg 56) ) meant I was down to 900 kcal/day and virtualy unable to lose weight - about 2-3 pounds a month. This was not sustainable! So, I quit that and, 6 months later after a very quick regain, I discovered W30.
    I lost almost 11lbs in 1 month following W30 to a tee. But, it was REALLY hard not to weigh myself or count calories. I do know that I am eating more heartily than I have in years and I stop when I want to - not because I've put so little food on my plate and put severe restrictions on myself but because I am full. I even eat second helpings if I'm not full. SO STRANGE!
    I am probably 30 days into reinto and am eating 98% W30 compliant. I am still losing weight although I refuse to weigh myself. I feel fantastic (like, really great) and I am eating well and I don't ever want to go back.
    I do hope you experience a similar result and are able to give up apps and scales for good!