Lorna from Canada

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    Lorna from Canada reacted to I❤️Pilates in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I am starting Jan 1 and am so excited to have this focus for the new year.  I need a serious reset of my relationship with food!  Last summer I was diagnosed with SIBO and cleaned up my eating as well as treating with antibiotics.  But in the fall I had a hip replacement (Oct) and then a knee replacement (Nov) and boy did I go off the rails with food and wine!  You know - like when you think you deserve it?   Anyway, I am getting back my mobility and am ready to enjoy real food well prepared.  Looking forward to learning and participating here on the forum!
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to hollysmokes in Day 6! Need a place to just dump all of this stuff right now :)   
    Hi @Lorna from Canada! It sounds like your family is off to a good start! I am 58 also and I wish I could say I was a long distance backpacker . I did my first W30 in 2014 and just finished my 3rd one at the end of December. I had no major pain/inflammation issues but was achy (and sedentary). I have found that combining W30 with Katy Bowman's Nutritious Movement has been amazing. If you have never heard of her, you should check her out! She's a biomechanist and is all about movement vs exercise. Every time I do one of her video classes, I feel like I've had an amazing physical therapy session.  I still have a very long way to go but I'm feeling great and look forward to improving my movement, alignment and strength. Properly fueling myself by staying mostly W30 has so many NSV's but, like you, I also need to release some weight. It will come; trust the program!
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Best Day in My Whole 30 #4   
    I found Whole 30 in 2017 and did my first in April of 2017.  It was so hard most days, but as the non scale victories began to appear, I knew I had found something that works for me.  I want to feel this good all the time, BUT, I want to enjoy wine, or a fabulous piece of bread, or chocolate.  I didn't pay much attention to my reintroduction beyond the first few days.  
    So I decided to do Whole 30 #2 in Sept of 2017 .the 30 days were was easier than #1.  I learned a lot about being prepared, Blue Apron Whole 30 helped to keep it fun.  I planned to do a better reintroduction, but I got bored with it after a few days.  
    Whole 30# 3 was in January of 2018.  My reintroduction was definitely better and I came up with an eating plan that worked for 2018.  No Grains, Dairy or Sugar most days.  An occasional piece of bread, or frozen yogurt , or glass of wine.  (maybe once a week)
    Note: In Feb 2018, My routine bloodwork came back with elevated Cholesterol levels.  I had a session with a nutritionist who is a supporter of Whole 30 and Paleo eating.  She said some people need more fiber and recommended adding occasional oatmeal and brown rice.  This worked!  6 months later, blood work was good.
    Fast forward to December 2018.  The occasional glass of wine has become a daily thing.  The sweets, fancy desserts, and pancakes for breakfast are happening.
    Christmas day 2018, I realized I don't feel so great anymore.  I've lost my sparkle.  Enough!  December 26, 2018 I started my 4th Whole 30:)
    Better Sleep
    Optimistic outlook
    Clear head
    to have a full and successful reintroduction
    Day 5
    Breakfast:3 Breakfast egg muffins: 
    (8 eggs, 2 tbsp coconut flour, 1/3 c coconut milk, 1/2 lb ground pork-brown w/1/2 onion, 3 c baby spinach wilt w/onion, 1/2 tsp ancho chile powder, 3 tbsp lime juice, 1 tbsp lime zest and salt.
    pour into 12 muffin cups. bake 20-25 minutes at 350.)
    Coffee w/collagen peptides
    1/2 apple w/cinnamon
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to BookJockey in The crazy things people say   
    Honestly, this has been my experience as well. I have some family and friends who either know and are supportive, or likely would be if they knew, but other family who would be judgey as all get out and I don't need that. And I really don't need to fight folks at work who think it's some kind of fad thing. Dealing with sugar cravings and aches in the beginning is enough to have to worry about without dealing with judgement on top of it.