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  1. Officially halfway through! Today is day 15. I have been surprised that (so far) I have not had any major withdrawal symptoms, just some fatigue. I notice a reduction in leg swelling. I am amazed that I am really not having any is shocking to realize how much time I spent thinking about food and eating! I feel like my mind has been liberated from an endless loop of planning my next meal and worrying if I had enough snacks for the night... Been thinking about the next phase of this lifestyle change. I would like to add a small amt of dairy such as cream for my coffee or some cheese and see how I feel. I’d like to stay away from sugar and grains as much as possible. I have been blown away by the information and support from everyone!
  2. Day 4. Surprised (but not sad) that i haven’t experienced any major problems, no headaches or excessive fatigue. Major cooking marathon today in preparation for my 12 hour weekend shifts...gonna look like a bag lady going in tomorrow but I will be prepared! Had opportunity to go out to breakfast with some friends today. Scoped out the menu online and ate a full breakfast (egg, sausage, peppers and potatoes) before leaving. Restaurant was closed, went to alternative place and had a bowl of fresh fruit and black coffee.. Success!
  3. Day one complete! Did my three meals plus a couple of snacks. Had a couple of hard boiled eggs and an orange and last night had some cherries. Occasionally felt hungry and definitely had some cravings but no headaches. I feel ok this morning. Struggling with breakfast...not enjoying scrambled eggs or the avocado. Looked up some different recipes.
  4. Several hours into day one...had scrambled eggs with salsa and avocado with a side of watermelon for breakfast. I’m glad I got the Nutpods, makes my coffee a lot easier to drink compared to black. Had a Chomp stick a few minutes ago, not bad. one thing that is becoming very clear (not that I wasn’t aware) is how much time I spend eating, planning to eat, thinking about eating, buying food! Looking forward to being more free from this
  5. Thanks for the support! Getting ready for day 1! Looking forward to the next 30 days...
  6. So I am embarking on this journey to improve my life. In the last week I have read the Whole30 book and have decided to jump right in. I have been on every diet known to man and had weight loss surgery in 2014 and still struggle with weight. What has made me eager to do this plan is the benefit to my health overall. In addition to obesity, I have arthritis in both knees which is getting worse, chronic swelling in my legs and lots of aches and pains. I’m only 54 but I feel ancient! I did a 10 day detox program a couple of years was hard and I think 10 days was not long enough Because I work every Saturday, Sunday and Monday I decided to start on Tuesday. Yesterday I made my first week menu and did a shopping list. I shopped today and made scrambled egg muffins...they are cooling off in the fridge and they will be portioned off into the freezer. I plan on doing more prep Sunday night and Monday so I can hit the ground running on Tuesday
  7. AnnH

    Starting July 30th newbie!

    Hi Ashley! I have been cleaning out my kitchen and making note of what I have on hand. Tomorrow I plan to make my first week menu and Friday I am grocery shopping. I work every weekend and Monday evening so Monday I will start prepping what I can and Tuesday is go day! I am worried now I’m going to feel at work that first weekend! I work 12 hr shifts. Not much i can do,other than make sure I am eating adequate fats, proteins and veggies. I plan to keep drinking black coffee to avoid headaches. Any other suggestions?
  8. Hi all! New to Whole 30 but have been dieting my whole life . My plan is to start in one week...looking forward to the journey and appreciate all the support!