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  1. My eating habits were atrocious. Before the Holidays, I'd decided that I'd start the New Year off by at least cooking a slow-cooker meal a few times a week. Went to Target, saw the Whole 30 Slow Cooker Cookbook. When I got home-excited about my cookbook- I saw the Whole 30 Book on my shelf. Apparently, I'd plan to make changes around this time LAST YEAR! Decided to do it..my Mantra for 2019 is FULLY COMMITTED! Started New Year's Eve (Monday). By day 3, I didn't have to take my nightly Pepcid/Tums! By day 5, I woke up HUNGRY (hadn't done that in decades). By day 6-7, sleeping so good! Not to mention, feeling my body change. More energy. No midday slump. More focused. Clear thinking. Truly, the list goes on and on!! Can't say it's all been easy, but I'm enjoying NUTPODS in my coffee. Love new recipes. Sometimes overwhelmed by the cooking and dishes. But, it's 30 days...or 60. To change habits for LIFE. It gets easier. I'm learning that the occasional "craving" if more of a pity-party. I just do something I love. Read. Write. Cook. Go to be early. My body is Healing. This is a Life-Changer...that is no exaggeration. And not just for me, but my family (and friends are INSPIRED!) Love the food. My husband (a "never eats veggies" guy) told my daughter (16) that I'm "ruining them", cuz they can't go out to eat! Food HERE is too good!! (He modifies it, but still..healthier than before!!) Last year at my last check up, my NP ran the "inflammatory" tests...all of mine were HIGH! My next appointment is March 1. I will complete Day 30 (Round 2) on Feb. 28!! I'm actually excited to see the look on her face when she seems my results. I love the empowerment--knowing that I am dong something about my risks for so many disease processes. OH, and by the way...stupid "little" change for me...I have not bitten my nails in 37 days!! I'm 49 and have bitten my nails ALL MY LIFE! I'm getting manicures!! (nice non-food treat!). I'm down about 10 pounds, finally at 199.4..under 200. Haven't been there in years. But, like so many, the weight loss is not the goal--the feeling of health is! I'm telling everyone about this program and will continue to do this--to inspire others to take control of their health. This. is. not. hard.! LovingMyWhole30Life!
  2. Wendy104

    Practical newbie seeking advice

    You will amaze yourself within a few weeks! Cooking is REALLY a wonderful way to gain confidence and feel sooo empowered! Taking control of your health! Start with simple things...and add something new regularly. This really is LIFE Changing! I'm on day 29!! But, immediately starting a WHOLE (new) 30. Feels THAT great!
  3. Wendy104

    Starting 1/30

    This Program is AMAZING! I'm on day 29, and on Wed I'm just starting with Day 1...ready for another 30! I've noticed so many "non-scale" victories, and you will too! (I recommend the Whole 30 Day by Day (book/journal!).
  4. Wendy104

    First time doing whole30

    You will feel like you are cooking and doing dishes a lot!! I'm on day 29! Just know that you are worth it!! Plan, plan, plan. Value your health and the health of your family!
  5. I'm on Day 29 Today, Monday!! But, on Wednesday, I'm doing Day 1--another 30! I really recommend the Whole 30 Day by Day (book/journal). It's been really helping me stay focused. I just got another to start my second Whole 30. This is not easy, but it isn't as hard as you'd think. Within a few DAYS I had huge "non-scale" victories--better sleep, no nightly Pepsid, less brain fog. Keep yourself Accountable by putting your Health 1ST! Get through the first few days and you will not want to quit!! You really have to decide that you are worth taking care of YOU!