Suzanne-SATx

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    Suzanne-SATx got a reaction from ladyshanny in Starting April 1   
    Thank you, @ladyshanny. With a couple days' distance, I am in a better mind set. It seems as though now that my body is purged of bad foods, my mind is questioning the status of a lot of things in my life. My health & weight aren't the only areas that I've been hiding from, unfortunately. For now, this is one area I can control - and I'm enjoying it. I really appreciate having the support of the forum. Thanks again, guys. Best wishes as we finish week 3 strong!
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    Suzanne-SATx got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 1   
    DAY 19 - Not very good at journaling, but this needs to be released. Please bear with me or move on if you're uncomfortable with rants and emotions. Sorry -
    So I'm making progress, starting to get a feel for this Tiger Blood idea, feeling pretty good about my accomplishments. But then I had to download the photos from my phone to my computer for something unrelated, and *wham* right in the face - there's my "before" photos, on my 27" monitor. I am totally deflated by the reality of my current condition, and how far I've let myself go, and how far the journey is to get back to my ideal self...ugh. Before Whole30, I would throw my hands up, get rebellious and just eat whatever I wanted tonight to make myself feel better, happy, like I don't care what anyone thinks... blah, blah, and all those other lies we tell ourselves to cope with the hurt. Now, I have goals and hopes and plans that require me to stay the course. But, oh, the shame is like a heavy wet blanket of cold rejection and self-hate. I know this isn't "hard," but sometimes it really is difficult. (I'M NOT CRYING, MY EYEBALLS ARE SWEATING! *sniff*)
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    Suzanne-SATx got a reaction from ladyshanny in Starting April 1   
    Thank you, @ladyshanny. With a couple days' distance, I am in a better mind set. It seems as though now that my body is purged of bad foods, my mind is questioning the status of a lot of things in my life. My health & weight aren't the only areas that I've been hiding from, unfortunately. For now, this is one area I can control - and I'm enjoying it. I really appreciate having the support of the forum. Thanks again, guys. Best wishes as we finish week 3 strong!
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to ladyshanny in Starting April 1   
    Aw, so sorry you're struggling. You can be your ideal self just as you are, first of all, our exterior doesn't dictate the actual person we are. But I do get it, when we have changed dramatically in an undesired direction, it can be deflating to know that we have a distance to go. Lots of people in the same boat so please don't feel alone. It might help to change your mindset a bit. Whatever happened in the last amount of time that caused this change, you made it out alive. You're here and you survived life and now you're back in a position to move in a desired direction. No one ever stays in one place - humans aren't static. You've got this - you do have goals and plans and you can stay the course, even though it feels upsetting right now. Sending positive thoughts to you! 
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to trafficjamdreaming in Starting April 1   
    Hey Everyone! 
    I been a little busy to check in but super excited we're on day 9! Woohoo! The first week was rough for me. I spent Day 6 & 7 napping all day but didn't feel too guilty. haha! I haven't given myself this much rest in a while and it was much needed. 
    I've been on this rollercoaster of emotions. Happy one minute and angry the next. Can't wait to have these emotions go back to normal. I've been taking daily walks and completing daily meditations to keep my emotions in check and it has been helpful. Journaling and checking in with you guys has also been helpful. 
    @Suzanne-SATx I agree, no need to punish yourself for an unconscious slip up. On my first Whole30, I accidentally chewed a piece of gum and found out later that was a whole30 no-no. It sounded silly to restart so I kept going. At the end of the challenge, I felt so great that I tacked on the 3 days just to be able to say I accomplished the challenge. 
    @Fit4Me Reaplans is a really great meal planning/recipe tool. I've been using it for over a year now and it's amazing! You can filter out recipes that are not Whole30 compliant so it only suggests things you can eat. There's even a Whole30 add-on which includes reintroduction recipes. It creates a shopping list for you so you know exactly what to pick up. You can even import recipes from other recipe sites using a URL. It does have an annual fee of $72 (last I checked) but well worth it for me. I used to spend HOURS meal planning and now I can do it in less than 10. Here's the link in case you're interested https://realplans.com 
    Happy 9th day everyone! We're on our way to 2 weeks! 
     
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to Sunshine2020 in Starting April 1   
    It was great to see how everyone is doing. I totally agree with you all for support for  @Suzanne-SATx. It wasn't intentional and the correction was made.
     
    @Elizabeth33 thank you for your continuous posts!  So greatly appreciate them!
    Keep up the good work everyone~ Plan, enjoy and appreciate all the changes your body is doing...
    Lanette
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    Suzanne-SATx got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 1   
    Thanks, @ShannonM816  - based on the answers in your link, I'm staying the course with #4, and not starting over because 1) it was not a conscious choice and I did ask the right questions - twice - , and 2) when I found out there was added sugar (I was about 1/3 of the way through my portion) I didn't choose to eat anymore and fixed a compliant dinner for myself.
    Starting over felt unjust, like a punishment for something I didn't do, and that made me angry. I don't want my journey to be a punishment for being over-indulgent in the bounty we are surrounded by daily. There are enough issues for me to work through that I'll probably extend this program anyway, but "starting over" for this? Just no. I will not surrender my progress so easily. This decision needs to stay in a positive stance for it to work for me. I can wait to measure results on the scale and tape measure. I can work on refocusing my attention to how my clothes fit, my sleep quality, my energy/pain levels and even my happiness quotient. I can not look at this additional week as a punishment, and expect a positive influence on my lifestyle moving forward. It's an attitude thing. My choice, my victory.
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    Suzanne-SATx got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 1   
    Thanks, @ShannonM816  - based on the answers in your link, I'm staying the course with #4, and not starting over because 1) it was not a conscious choice and I did ask the right questions - twice - , and 2) when I found out there was added sugar (I was about 1/3 of the way through my portion) I didn't choose to eat anymore and fixed a compliant dinner for myself.
    Starting over felt unjust, like a punishment for something I didn't do, and that made me angry. I don't want my journey to be a punishment for being over-indulgent in the bounty we are surrounded by daily. There are enough issues for me to work through that I'll probably extend this program anyway, but "starting over" for this? Just no. I will not surrender my progress so easily. This decision needs to stay in a positive stance for it to work for me. I can wait to measure results on the scale and tape measure. I can work on refocusing my attention to how my clothes fit, my sleep quality, my energy/pain levels and even my happiness quotient. I can not look at this additional week as a punishment, and expect a positive influence on my lifestyle moving forward. It's an attitude thing. My choice, my victory.
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    Suzanne-SATx got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 1   
    Thanks, @ShannonM816  - based on the answers in your link, I'm staying the course with #4, and not starting over because 1) it was not a conscious choice and I did ask the right questions - twice - , and 2) when I found out there was added sugar (I was about 1/3 of the way through my portion) I didn't choose to eat anymore and fixed a compliant dinner for myself.
    Starting over felt unjust, like a punishment for something I didn't do, and that made me angry. I don't want my journey to be a punishment for being over-indulgent in the bounty we are surrounded by daily. There are enough issues for me to work through that I'll probably extend this program anyway, but "starting over" for this? Just no. I will not surrender my progress so easily. This decision needs to stay in a positive stance for it to work for me. I can wait to measure results on the scale and tape measure. I can work on refocusing my attention to how my clothes fit, my sleep quality, my energy/pain levels and even my happiness quotient. I can not look at this additional week as a punishment, and expect a positive influence on my lifestyle moving forward. It's an attitude thing. My choice, my victory.
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    Suzanne-SATx got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 1   
    Thanks, @ShannonM816  - based on the answers in your link, I'm staying the course with #4, and not starting over because 1) it was not a conscious choice and I did ask the right questions - twice - , and 2) when I found out there was added sugar (I was about 1/3 of the way through my portion) I didn't choose to eat anymore and fixed a compliant dinner for myself.
    Starting over felt unjust, like a punishment for something I didn't do, and that made me angry. I don't want my journey to be a punishment for being over-indulgent in the bounty we are surrounded by daily. There are enough issues for me to work through that I'll probably extend this program anyway, but "starting over" for this? Just no. I will not surrender my progress so easily. This decision needs to stay in a positive stance for it to work for me. I can wait to measure results on the scale and tape measure. I can work on refocusing my attention to how my clothes fit, my sleep quality, my energy/pain levels and even my happiness quotient. I can not look at this additional week as a punishment, and expect a positive influence on my lifestyle moving forward. It's an attitude thing. My choice, my victory.
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    Suzanne-SATx got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 1   
    Thanks, @ShannonM816  - based on the answers in your link, I'm staying the course with #4, and not starting over because 1) it was not a conscious choice and I did ask the right questions - twice - , and 2) when I found out there was added sugar (I was about 1/3 of the way through my portion) I didn't choose to eat anymore and fixed a compliant dinner for myself.
    Starting over felt unjust, like a punishment for something I didn't do, and that made me angry. I don't want my journey to be a punishment for being over-indulgent in the bounty we are surrounded by daily. There are enough issues for me to work through that I'll probably extend this program anyway, but "starting over" for this? Just no. I will not surrender my progress so easily. This decision needs to stay in a positive stance for it to work for me. I can wait to measure results on the scale and tape measure. I can work on refocusing my attention to how my clothes fit, my sleep quality, my energy/pain levels and even my happiness quotient. I can not look at this additional week as a punishment, and expect a positive influence on my lifestyle moving forward. It's an attitude thing. My choice, my victory.
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    Suzanne-SATx got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 1   
    @Fit4Me Real Plans is a menu planner app I found in one of our W30 books or social pages, that helps with keeping everything organized and has a big variety of recipes. I think $6 a month is a bargain for the assistance, but learning to use it effectively requires some attention - and new shopping strategies. Here's a link, if you want to explore more: https://app.realplans.com/Settings/GetStartedContent
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to Fit4Me in Starting April 1   
    OK...so I don’t know how to tag someone...anyone who knows, please tell me.
    Suzanne: a) what’s Real Plans and b) don’t be discouraged! This is my first Whole30 and if something like that happened to me, I’d soldier on. The book talks about the spirit of the Whole30 program. You didn’t binge on chocolate cake!! With that said, I also don’t know the science and if a bit (I’m assuming) of sugar will have your system thrown out of whack. Hopefully, a moderator will chime in with the official ruling.☺️
    Hang in there!! We’re all in this together!
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to ShannonM816 in Starting April 1   
    @Fit4Me to tag someone, type the @ symbol, and then start typing their username (no space, just right next to the @). A list should pop up, when you see the name you're looking for, click/tap it. 
    @Suzanne-SATx here's  the official word on starting over:  https://whole30.com/2014/06/really-start-whole30/. If you aren't sure what you want to do, you can keep going for now, and then when you get closer to day 30, decide if you want to add a few days at the end or not. 
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to Shani_SWP in Starting April 1   
    @Fit4Me I rotate my breakfasts between 1 Aidell's chicken apple sausage and a cup of broccoli (or whatever veg I have around) and an egg bake; I'll eat both with a Wholly Guacamole mini. I'll broil the sausages (8 total) on a Sunday, and be set for the week. The egg bake also makes 8 pieces. Just remember, meal 1 doesn't have to be "breakfast". It could be your dinner leftovers (steak, roasted veg, olives) or fried eggs atop salad greens.  
    @Sunshine2020 @Elizabeth33 @trafficjamdreaming glad you made it through your KATT  Hang in there, tiger blood is around the corner! Your coworkers will wonder what happened!  
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    Suzanne-SATx got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 1   
    W30 Newbie starting April 1st... *que ominous music - duh, duh, duuuuuuuh!* I'm excited, and to be honest, a little unsure if I can be successful since my immediate family will not be participating. Looking forward to joining a great group for feedback and encouragement.
    UPDATE:  My Reasons -
    1. reduction of health related issues: migraines, joint pain, gut health, back pain, excess weight;
    2. increased energy, mental clarity and positive self-image. 
    We all have our "extenuating circumstances" because life happens, but there's a lot I can reign in, too. I like the idea of taking control and having more power over my health, appearance, and life in general. I want my current days to be the "good old days" 20 years from now. 
    My weekend of prep went well: menu plan, shopping, "before pics" (ew,) and I've added an Aqua Fitness class 3 days/week to my routine. I don't feel like I know what I'm doing, but I do have a solid grasp of what to avoid putting in my mouth. I just have to figure out the mechanics of my daily routine and walk it out... awkward... it's still a lot of information bouncing around in my processor. Another cup of black coffee maybe? *lol* Day 1: We have begun!
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    Suzanne-SATx got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 1   
    W30 Newbie starting April 1st... *que ominous music - duh, duh, duuuuuuuh!* I'm excited, and to be honest, a little unsure if I can be successful since my immediate family will not be participating. Looking forward to joining a great group for feedback and encouragement.
    UPDATE:  My Reasons -
    1. reduction of health related issues: migraines, joint pain, gut health, back pain, excess weight;
    2. increased energy, mental clarity and positive self-image. 
    We all have our "extenuating circumstances" because life happens, but there's a lot I can reign in, too. I like the idea of taking control and having more power over my health, appearance, and life in general. I want my current days to be the "good old days" 20 years from now. 
    My weekend of prep went well: menu plan, shopping, "before pics" (ew,) and I've added an Aqua Fitness class 3 days/week to my routine. I don't feel like I know what I'm doing, but I do have a solid grasp of what to avoid putting in my mouth. I just have to figure out the mechanics of my daily routine and walk it out... awkward... it's still a lot of information bouncing around in my processor. Another cup of black coffee maybe? *lol* Day 1: We have begun!
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to tmt578 in Starting April 1   
    Good Morning All! I am on my 3rd Official W30... I failed to fully complete without cheats on the last third try! This time I'm focused and serious! But I need whole for the following reasons:
     I HATE MORNINGS... I need that deep impactful and vibrant rest that Clean Eating provides. I like waking up ready for the day before the alarm clock when I'm W30. Nowadays I am late every day and yelling at my daughter because she's moving slow when ultimately its my laziness that created the entire morning situation.   My gut is disgusting! I had surgery for fibroids back in Aug 2018 and I thought I'd be getting my body back in shape! Needless to say, I am now just droopy in my mid section and I need to rid the fat there then begin my full workout regiment. Problem with beginning the workouts is that I HAVE NO ENERGY.   The Sugar Dragon and Salt Demon are my LATE NIGHT FRIENDS! I have recently enjoyed their company before bed... TERRIBLE I know... I need to slay their asses into itty bitty bite size piece and put them out with the garbage. I am tired of being slave to cravings. My back hurts when I'm sleeping... to the point of me knowing that its hurting because I am carrying too much weight in my gut... I feel that the weight of that while sleeping puts undue stress on my back and causes me to wake up in TERRIBLE pain. I like who I am when I'm on W30... I'm clear headed and fog free! I'm sure yall can imagine where I am today. I've never fully completed the reintroduction period so I'm intending to fully get through. Good luck W30ers!
    Taneesha
     
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to Lacey13 in Starting April 1   
    Starting a second round of Whole30 today, April1st. I am looking to calm down an upset stomach/digestive system and be healthier. I did a Whole30    two years ago and felt great. Looking forward to feeling great again. 
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to JessieNicole in Starting April 1   
    Hello everyone!!  I am starting the Whole 30 on April1 I this is my first time.  I am excited and hopeful.  
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to dom in Starting April 1   
    Hi! This is my round two of whole30, starting April 1st, and I am excited to be doing it this time, implementing myself into a community forum for support. One of my biggest struggles, is my sweet tooth! I work at a coffee shop that is filled with delicious pastries, and I am also making like a thousand white mochas a day so I'm usually inclined to have sweets everyday, so I want to curb that addiction. If any of y'all have any suggestions on "whole30" mental practices (or even some recipes) to curb that constant feeling of needing something sweet, let me know! (:
    I wish all of you starting tomorrow the best of luck! You can do it!
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to asb811 in Starting April 1   
    Tx for the welcome, @Elizabeth33. 
    Splurged at Whole Foods today for things like coconut aminos and almond flour and Rx bars (upcoming travel). Threw a LOT of food away in my pantry (I think I have a chip/cracker problem). Just finished hard boiling 8 eggs! So feeling ready :)
    This is my first attempt so I'm mostly hoping I don't inadvertently break some rules! 
    Good luck April 1sters! 
     
     
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to Sunshine2020 in Starting April 1   
    Hi All! I decided to start April 1st too. Glad so many are also. It is my birthday month and I want to make it a great one!
    Best to be organized, prep food like Elizabeth33. I forgot how to do include names?  
    I am ready, will be setting alarm clock early. Have to bring treat for someones bday, but planned already how to get out  of it and just have some fruit.
    Best wishes for a wonderful April Fools Day! Day 1
    Lanette
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to Elizabeth33 in Starting April 1   
    I am finishing up my house prep this morning. I was hoping to do some more cooking but that will have to happen on Mon early evening. I do have some meat already prepped from the last one I tried to do. Welcome @asb811  
    How are all of your preps going?
    Here are my goals this round 
    1. Stay compliant/no cheats. Do it one day/min at a time. 
    2. Clean the kitchen each time 
    3. Do my PTs and walk 4-5 times a week (as knee allows)
    Thats it I need to keep it really simple. What goals you guys doing for those that didn’t mention it?
    I need to go over and revamp my if/then scenarios. Have a great day 0!!
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    Suzanne-SATx reacted to asb811 in Starting April 1   
    Also a Whole30 newbie starting on April 1st! Nervous and excited!