Lisa Fonner Rimar

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  1. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    Start May 1st -

    I'm in for Round 3.
  2. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    I spoke too soon. Yesterday I was suffering from that age old condition, Dragin' Ass. All. Day. I'm not sure what was the culprit. That is why you re-introduce one. at. a. time.
  3. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    Re-introduced gluten grains. The fiance had more of an issue than I did. For me, I'm just not finding myself having any adverse reactions to anything I've re-introduced. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? We ate pretty clean coming into it so maybe that's why I'm not reacting negatively at all. What I am observing isn't a physical reaction. My reactions have all been more mental. I am not craving anything. So I can say with pretty much 100% confidence that I can maintain a Paleo lifestyle with no problem whatsoever. One small bowl of ice cream and I'm good. One piece of chocolate and I'm good. I had my first alcohol in 2 months and I have to say the wheat beer was delicious. So good. I stopped at one. The glass of my favorite red wine last night? We opened a bottle. The first glass was divine. The second? Not so much. Should have stopped at one, but we did open the bottle...Now I know. I want to keep on shedding body fat and now I know why Melissa and Dallas don't care if you lose weight on this plan. I've not lost a whole lot of "weight" but my body composition is changing and that, to me, is more important. People look at me like I have two heads when I tell them I weigh myself once a month. I don't care about that anymore. We are eating a lot of calories which is probably why the scale weight doesn't reflect as much. That's just gravity. The tale of the tape is more important to me. I don't even track my mileage anymore. It is such a relief to not track calories in and calories out. I wasted a good portion of my life to that nonsense. Life without dairy, grains, sugar, and legumes? Much more rewarding.
  4. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    I had no adverse "reactions"at all to dairy. Well, at least not after one day. Consisted of half and half, some vanilla ice cream, plain Greek yogurt, cheese and my green tea latte from Starbucks. The latte was really the only thing I enjoyed. And, the ice cream and the latte didn't wake up the sugar dragon. The ice cream tasted super sweet so just a small bit was enough. That is progress right there. Back to Whole30 eating today and tomorrow. But the thing is, I didn't even feel like I wanted dairy. So honestly, I can do without. There are only a handful of non-compliant things I really missed, one of them was the latte. Popcorn. Oatmeal. Wine. Update* Maybe dairy messed with my bathroom routine...one of my "issues" I was hoping Whole30 would clear up. Not better like I think it should be but better. A little worse today. Hmmm
  5. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    Re-Intro Day 1: Dairy Scale weight I am down another 3 1/2 pounds. That is not a huge number (and that's okay). The next numbers are the huge numbers for me and, really, the only ones I care about. Those lbs that I have lost are body fat. Shedding the body fat is just as important (for me) as healing my body with food. Without further adieu: Shed another 2.5" from my waist and another inch from my hips and went from 30% body fat to 26%!!! I started at app. 32% back at the end of January when I started this journey. My goal is a range: 21%-23%, with 21% being ideal. These are just figures derived from two measurements and a chart from Mastering The Zone book. They are, by no means, exact...but close enough for me. All my pants are too big is proof too. I had half and half in my coffee this morning but I kind of miss seeing the oily film on the top. I have some plain Greek yogurt to have later on with some blueberries. And I'll have a little bowl of vanilla ice cream later too. Bruce (my fiance) doesn't really understand why I bought these things yesterday (he hasn't read the book but has been following along, somewhat). He says this morning after I tell him I'm down another 3 lbs: "I don't understand why we don't just stick with it". He's so cute. I told him, it is only for ten days, one day and one food group at a time. We're not going to go on a day long binge either. Three meals, three things. After the ten days I'm right back on Paleo. Probably not Whole30 but Paleo all the same. I do have April 25th circled on my calendar to start another Whole30 so we may just go ahead and start another one to carry us up to our busy June (two weddings, one of them ours and a wonderful vacation). I'll let you all know tomorrow how it went with the Dairy...
  6. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    Okay. Day 60...I read the final chapters in the book. I think I'm pretty sure what I'll be re-introducing and when. There are some things that I don't miss that won't go back in my diet, as well as some things that I want but won't. I have stayed off the scale and the measuring tape has stayed in the drawer the whole time. I will weigh and re-measure but I know that the scale weight is just the force of gravity on my body so that is not a good indicator. The clothes that were fitting a bit looser towards the end of my first 30 days are real loose now. I'm going to bring up my size 10s today and hang them in the closet and wash and put the rest away until I can get them taken in. (I'm like that Yoplait commercial where the girl goes into the cleaners and wants all her clothes taken in and the clerk thinks she wants them taken out... ) I will do the 10 days of re-introduction just for curiosities sake but that is all. My body likes eating this way. It is routine now. Stay tuned....
  7. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    Two more days... Getting ready to read Chapter 19 and the email they sent on day 29 but I haven't looked at yet. Will re-introduce the way I'm supposed to but I can tell you I am pretty much on the Paleo bandwagon for life. Like I've said before a "WholeForever". But I do want to be able to enjoy a non-compliant treat or even a "paleo-fied" something once in a while. I definitely do not want to become consumed again by that fire-breathing sugar dragon ever again and I do know that sugar messes with your mind so sugar will be extremely limited for the rest of my life. After our vacation/elopement I will for sure do another Whole30 but, like I said, Paleo will be my lifestyle. I am super carb sensitive and can truly live without pasta and bread. And since sugar is so deadly it only makes sense to stay away. Hang in there everyone...
  8. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    Yes, they call nuts and nut butters "food without brakes". For me too. Really have to limit myself to one serving. Or better yet, no servings. I haven't replaced the almond butter that ran out. I really want to try making my own. I got my calendar out yesterday and counted out 100 days from my Day 1. I am giving it serious thought to just keep going. That would take me to mid May. I do want to re-introduce after this second round just for curiosities sake but then again, why? I am literally going back and forth with this. I don't really feel like I have experienced all the benefits I've read about others having. Some mornings I wake up hungry but most mornings I am not so-called "hungry". I wake up with that "I could eat feeling"but not really hungry. I have a lot of body fat I want to shed. So I could go ahead and re-introduce the dairy, wheat and legumes once because I'm going to encounter these things at some point and you have to learn to deal, right? and then go right back to a permanent Paleo lifestyle. I so badly want a green tea latte and I can make one with coconut milk and a teensy bit of honey...I don't need real sweet these days. And I so badly want a glass of my favorite wine and a piece of good dark chocolate but after reading Art's experience I can see myself doing that too. But part of me wants to know if I can control it...
  9. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    As I was cleaning up the dinner dishes last night my inner dialogue kept trying to tell me I wanted a handful of almonds. I silenced it.
  10. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    Woke up today in Day 52. I swear my butt looks smaller... I think I will most likely treat my diet like any addiction. Especially sugar. Sugar has got to be the most evil thing ever.They don't call it the white poison for nothing. It sneaks into everything. And homemade dressings just taste so much better. I can't wait to make to try ketchup. I have a batch of coconut yogurt in the fridge...stay tuned.
  11. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    Me too! I need to learn how to knit or something. I do better when I'm at work for obvious reasons. I have so much to do here at home that I suppose if I keep myself busy I won't want to eat. I just think it's a horrendous habit that is going to make more than 21 days to break. As for the shopping...those marketers are so clever and sneaky. You didn't realize you needed that widget until you saw the ad. Staying out of the mall and off the internet is a start. Or at least not clicking on any ads. Sticking to a shopping list...I guess if you ask yourself if you are hungry enough to eat steamed fish and broccoli before you eat we can use the same analogy for shopping. Suzy if you figure it out let me know.
  12. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    I have been on the no shopping gig all March too. At the tail end of the emails for the first 30 days they ask you to work on another habit...mine was shopping. The internet just makes it so darn easy! I am only buying necessities and so far, so good. Buying the fiance a shirt for the wedding doesn't count...
  13. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    @JackieK-Amen. Yes, I can have that piece of chocolate or whatever it is but for me? All it takes is one bite. Well, that was the old me. I don't even know if I want to go there again. I know how my brain reacts to sweets. I'm not so sure now that I've been off sugar for 49 days...I do want to re-introduce at the end of my 60 just to see. But sugar? Don't think so. I have seen good friends die from sicknesses that can be prevented through diet, and all at young ages. My fiance's mother pretty much ate herself to death. That was horrific.Yes, we all have those sickness genes but you can keep them at bay through diet. My brother in law is now on insulin and all because he had to have bread and beer. There is NO WAY I am going to live my life like that. Once I re-introduce I think I will be doing a WholeForever...
  14. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February Whole60

    Yay! Here we are. The hard core Whole60ers! I cannot give up caffeine/aka coffee. I can cut back but I've given everything else up. They can't have coffee too. I haven't done sugar in it for 20 years. I gave up cream for coconut milk (which I think I prefer anyway) and I can drink really good coffee black. Suzy1 I had that internal dialogue too! Mine was at Day 41 or 42. But I soldiered on and woke up today in Day 48. I feel good. A friend of mine sent me an email to join My Fitness Pal...I did have that app in my phone but deleted it right before starting the Whole30. I get kind-of obsessed with the tracking nonsense. A "trigger"so to speak. I do not want to re-awaken that Sugar Dragon at all. I will be maintaining a Paleo lifestyle. I know that with 100% surety. I will re-introduce at the end of my journey. I'll stay in this forum until you all finish. I have 12 more days before I start that. I'm interested to see what happens... Thanks Michelej for starting this page. Maybe we can get some others from the February group to join us...
  15. Lisa Fonner Rimar

    February 2013 Starters

    I went over to a March 1st forum but we can make our own...that would be cool. I am in day 47 and seriously considered bailing six days ago but I am still on the train. My focus this second round has been on the mindless snacking. Been doing pretty good. Two words: Raw Almonds. You don't eat as many. Been wanting to get macadamia nuts but they can be just as dangerous as the pistachios I finished (and have not replaced). But, part of this is working on will power I guess. But in the book it says it's not about willpower, it's about hormones. So I don't know what's a better idea: buying them and having them in the house or just not buying them. Or am I over-thinking this? I have not been getting enough sleep for sure. A couple of times late last week I woke up hungry and was encouraged that my hormones were back on track but then I wake up another morning and hungry? Not so much. I will do the re-introduction this time but I plan on staying on plan about 80% of the time, maybe 90. I know that sugar is a slippery slope for me so that will be a once-in-a-while (maybe not ever) treat for me. We do have a wedding in June, plus our own and I plan on enjoying myself on our vacation but will continue on a paleo lifestyle the rest of my life. I never imagined myself off of sugar but here I am 47 days later...no sugar, no wine (some would say no fun), no wheat, etc. And you know what? You can live without that poison...