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    trafficjamdreaming got a reaction from Starlight89 in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hey Everyone! 
    Here's to Week 2! I have much more energy this week. Not yet Tiger Blood but inching my way there. Last week I kept my cardio sessions light since the first week is always exhausting but this week I'm going to ramp it up again. I've noticed the slight pain in my knee start to subside. I hardly feel it when I go up and down steps anymore which is great plus! 
    I went grocery shopping yesterday and meal prepped for the week. I'm looking forward to getting one more week under my belt. Wishing you guys a great Day 8! 
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    trafficjamdreaming got a reaction from AdamzW30 in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hey Everyone! 
    Happy Day 4! My anxiety levels are starting to decrease. I started this Whole30 when tons of things are going on in my life. In the past I would have put it off, but now I realize that my nutrition paired with activity will alleviate my stressors. I'm glad I committed to the challenge because I'm starting to notice my sleep quality getting better, I feel energized in the morning before I drink my cup of coffee, and my tummy is starting to debloat.  
    @Starlight89 Great question on Whole30 BBQ options. Our family leans on the carne asada side when we BBQ, so I typically marinate the meat with all natural/whole30 compliant additives. I make a whole30 potato salad and stay away from beans, rice, and tortillas. If I'm invited to parties, I bring my own whole30 dish. Not only is it hospitable, but you also guarantee there's something for you to eat!  I'm also not embarrassed to bring my own dressings or salsas to a party. Other guests don't even know they're whole30! haha 
    Have a great day! 
     
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    trafficjamdreaming got a reaction from AdamzW30 in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hello Everyone! 
    Starting my 4th Round of the Whole30 Challenge today in preparation for my wedding in September and looking for an accountability group. I've been doing Whole30 challenges for over five years now and I love the energy and confidence it brings me. I tried restarting last month and let work stress get in the way of a successful challenge (I got a week and a half into it) but this time around I'd like to finish the challenge with no slips. 
    I've recently noticed irregular sleep patterns and high anxiety levels returning so I decided it was time to be serious about my whole30 challenge. I've been following a paleo lifestyle while I'm off the challenge but have slipped in some occasional cheese and bread these last couple of weeks. I've noticed that I turn to processed foods when I'm overly stressed. 
    I recently read Food Freedom Forever by Melissa Hartwig and loved it. I used to beat myself up when I reverted back to bad eating habits. Now, I'm able to look for signals that I'm going off course and gently nudge myself back to a healthier lifestyle. 
    Looking forward to getting to know all of you over the next 30 days! Have a great first day! 
     
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    trafficjamdreaming got a reaction from Starlight89 in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hey Everyone! 
    Happy Day 4! My anxiety levels are starting to decrease. I started this Whole30 when tons of things are going on in my life. In the past I would have put it off, but now I realize that my nutrition paired with activity will alleviate my stressors. I'm glad I committed to the challenge because I'm starting to notice my sleep quality getting better, I feel energized in the morning before I drink my cup of coffee, and my tummy is starting to debloat.  
    @Starlight89 Great question on Whole30 BBQ options. Our family leans on the carne asada side when we BBQ, so I typically marinate the meat with all natural/whole30 compliant additives. I make a whole30 potato salad and stay away from beans, rice, and tortillas. If I'm invited to parties, I bring my own whole30 dish. Not only is it hospitable, but you also guarantee there's something for you to eat!  I'm also not embarrassed to bring my own dressings or salsas to a party. Other guests don't even know they're whole30! haha 
    Have a great day! 
     
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    trafficjamdreaming got a reaction from Starlight89 in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hey Everyone! 
    Hope you guys are having a great Day 3! The last two days have been tough. I felt so exhausted and hungry that it left me extremely moody. I was able to break through with consistent workouts, meditation, lots of water, and tons of sleep. 
    I feel much better today and looking forward to the next couple of days off of work to relax and get outdoors. 
    @Gryhndlady Welcome and congrats on your first Whole30.  This program has changed my life in so many ways and I'm excited for you! When I first started, I thought I knew what healthy foods were but couldn't lose any weight. After reading It Starts With Food, I was skeptical about the challenge but thought, "what the heck!" I had nothing to lose. I ended up extending the challenge to 60 days and lost nearly 20 lbs. The biggest win for me was learning to read labels, cook wholesome meals for me and my fiance, kicking the sugar dependence, and all of the energy I had. This is my fourth challenge over 5 years and every time I go through it, I always learn something new about myself. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions! 
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    trafficjamdreaming got a reaction from AnnahLaine in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hey Everyone! 
    Hope you guys are having a great Day 3! The last two days have been tough. I felt so exhausted and hungry that it left me extremely moody. I was able to break through with consistent workouts, meditation, lots of water, and tons of sleep. 
    I feel much better today and looking forward to the next couple of days off of work to relax and get outdoors. 
    @Gryhndlady Welcome and congrats on your first Whole30.  This program has changed my life in so many ways and I'm excited for you! When I first started, I thought I knew what healthy foods were but couldn't lose any weight. After reading It Starts With Food, I was skeptical about the challenge but thought, "what the heck!" I had nothing to lose. I ended up extending the challenge to 60 days and lost nearly 20 lbs. The biggest win for me was learning to read labels, cook wholesome meals for me and my fiance, kicking the sugar dependence, and all of the energy I had. This is my fourth challenge over 5 years and every time I go through it, I always learn something new about myself. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions! 
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    trafficjamdreaming got a reaction from C_Cezeaux in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hello Everyone! 
    Starting my 4th Round of the Whole30 Challenge today in preparation for my wedding in September and looking for an accountability group. I've been doing Whole30 challenges for over five years now and I love the energy and confidence it brings me. I tried restarting last month and let work stress get in the way of a successful challenge (I got a week and a half into it) but this time around I'd like to finish the challenge with no slips. 
    I've recently noticed irregular sleep patterns and high anxiety levels returning so I decided it was time to be serious about my whole30 challenge. I've been following a paleo lifestyle while I'm off the challenge but have slipped in some occasional cheese and bread these last couple of weeks. I've noticed that I turn to processed foods when I'm overly stressed. 
    I recently read Food Freedom Forever by Melissa Hartwig and loved it. I used to beat myself up when I reverted back to bad eating habits. Now, I'm able to look for signals that I'm going off course and gently nudge myself back to a healthier lifestyle. 
    Looking forward to getting to know all of you over the next 30 days! Have a great first day!