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    lizziehall got a reaction from Irock in Pandemic Induced First Whole 30   
    @Irock I bet you’ll find switching from Keto to Whole30 isn’t super tough! My boyfriend is Keto and most of my Food Freedom meals have been the same as his, with modifications for dairy mostly. I think getting enough healthy fats on Whole30 is a huge factor in staying full and avoiding the mindless snacking so don’t ditch all your Keto habits  
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Very Hungry Mommy W30 Round 2   
    @lizziehall I am so so so very sorry to hear about graduation being canceled.  That is awful.  So many big milestone events once in a life Time things have been wrongfully ripped from so many.  
    Doing a whole 30 seemed fitting during this time of unknown.  Food at home is something I can control and so I will.  This week we have made some favorites from last round and looking forward to trying new recipes.  One of those is definitely going to be 40 Aprons bang bang shrimp.
    i too am glad to see you and some of my other Whole 30 pals back along for this journey.  Y’all are like my wolf pack.  We ride together, We survive together!  
     
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in Very Hungry Mommy W30 Round 2   
    I’m happy to see you’re restarting right now! I also have been going haywire with my eating during this stressful time. I hate to blame anything external for my personal choices but with school getting cancelled, my (school) apartment lease getting terminated and moving back home, the cancellation of my graduation ceremony, fear about the economy and finding a job etc I have been using food as a coping mechanism lately. I’m sorry to hear about the stressful situation that you dealt with regarding your family, I can’t imagine the frustration and sadness you’re feeling right now. But look at you getting right back into your healthy habits, way to take control and not let this get you completely off track! I’ll be restarting on April 13 for the worldwide Whole30, but right now I’m back to cooking almost every meal Whole30 which will hopefully make this round easy. I’ve noticed it’s kind of like getting back on a bike, it does come back pretty naturally. 
    I hope you & your family are staying healthy and enjoying the quality time together. I look forward to going through this round with you!
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    lizziehall reacted to Emilyluder in 4/3 log update   
    I just found out these logs existed, I'm on day 10 and excited to start utilizing them!!! 
    I've been struggling a bit the last few days. The first week I was very much on "schedule"- hangry, cravings, exhausted. Then started on day 8 I began getting some digestive issues and I've felt big and bloated since then. I think coconut oil was a culprit one night so I haven't been using that. My next thought is nuts. I've been having almond butter every day (only a tablespoon so not going overboard), as well as maybe 10 or so pistachios or almonds as a snack. I didn't start eating either of these until day 8, but it could have nothing to do with it. I had some today so starting tomorrow I'm gonna try to not eat either for a few days and see how I feel. I have also been eating 2 servings of fruit a day which I used to not be a huge fruit person. Typically berries, an apple or a cutie/orange.
    Today not as much but usually I've been really struggling with my hunger. I know you're only supposed to have three meals a day but I cannot go without snacks or I'm starving. I feel like my meals are never satisfying enough to go over an hour or two so maybe I just need to eat more? 
     
    Today's log:
    Breakfast: 2 thin slices of sweet potato as toast topped with turkey and eggs, small handful of blueberries, black coffee
    Lunch: (wasn't starving so more of a snack today) one apple with a tbsp almond butter, sliced cucumbers/red peppers/carrots and a tablespoon of compliant homemade ranch
    Afternoon snack: a few pieces of compliant beef jerky, coffee RX bar
    Dinner: slow cooker fajita chicken bowl- shredded chicken breast, red and green peppers, yellow onion, avocado, cilantro over cauliflower rice
     
    I have a half gallon to a gallon of water every day as well.
     
    I have always been a pretty healthy eater aside from maybe one day a week having some "cheat" meals, or some chips here and there throughout the day on occasion. I'm wondering if that will change how my body reacts. I was kind of hoping to lose maybe 3-5 pounds during this but thats not by top goal and I don't want to get my hopes up. I actually feel like I have been eating more carbs and fat than I was before starting this, also due to the nuts and fruits. 
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    lizziehall reacted to Birdie7117 in Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20   
    Hi Lizzie!
    Actually, it's been very helpful to do this during quarantine - much less temptation from eating out & being social!
    We receive 2 to 3 meals/week from HelloFresh during this time.  I adapt the recipes to fit W30 & just save things like the rice packets for after W30. But this way, we're assured of having chicken on hand - when the grocery store was out. Their ground beef is also delicious! 
    I've gone to town once/week. Yesterday, I noticed all the bacon was sold out -- but the W30 compliant was almost untouched, so that was great! Chuck roast has not been available, so I splurged & bought beef short ribs last week. A real treat during this time & so good w/ mashed potatoes! Here, steak has been available so far.
    Sometimes, I've had to go to 2 different stores, but I've been able to buy sweet potatoes, potatoes, onion, cabbage, squash, carrots, celery, tomato, parsley/cilantro,  eggs, Nut Pod cream,[which I love], oranges, apples, bananas, mango, berries, grapes, avocado, lemon & lime, coconut milk & almond nut butter.
    Some things are also on Amazon, like ghee & coconut water.
    I'm just about to write in my Blog  how PEACEFUL & UPLIFTED I've felt - starting in the middle of the second week.  The first week was the hardest part, as I've never done W30 before & didn't have enough prep done ( like having chicken salad ready etc) ... but by the second week, it a lot easier & then the sense of well being kicked in, probably on Day 10. I've been very peaceful about everything & especially the issue of food/eating.  In this "zone", cravings are not an issue - don't really want any of the bad things & am enjoying these truly delicious meals*. Hope this helps!  
    I'm not an egg person, so I have half baked sweet potato w/ nut pot vanilla cream, coffee, bacon & a dab of 0 sugar fig jam. Look forward to it every day!
    I've allowed some things that aren't against the rules, but aren't encouraged either - but they are indulgent and keep me happy!
    (like the fig jam; an after dinner "cordial" sometimes of half grape juice / half coconut water; & sometimes for breakfast, I make a Banana "crepe" w/ bacon. (Paleo recipe of just banana & eggs blended together + vanilla & cinnamon) , cooked w/ Ghee. 
    My goal in W30 is not to get out of the habit of ever having/ enjoying dessert & yummy things, so I don't mind doing these small tweaks.
    & B/c of digestive health, I also have a fruit/veggie Smoothie w/ Collagen in the afternoon. 
    All the best!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Birdie7117 in Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20   
    I’d love to hear your opinion about doing this during quarantine! I am highly considering joining the worldwide Whole30 on April 13 but I have to say I am super nervous. My biggest two fears are (1) the grocery stores will not have exactly what I want and will throw me off plan and (2) I’ve had such high anxiety levels that adding a Whole30 might make a bad situation even more stressful. Do you have any input as far as your experience with these? It looks like you’ve been doing great!! You’ve knocked out the hardest part!!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in January Whole30 Log   
    I went grocery shopping and meal prepped today, I’m really excited about the meals I made! The deconstructed stuffed peppers are SO good, I never liked cauliflower rice but it is delicious in this. I substituted chicken for beef and added a lot of red pepper flakes to give it some extra flavor. I love the sweet potato hash as well but I aways think there should be more sweet potato. Next time I’ll use two sweet potatoes instead of one. 
    @BabyBear thanks for the suggestions, I’ll give them a follow! 
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in January Whole30 Log   
    Miami  oh does that sound so warm and wonderful lol.  It snowed here today.
    tastesolovely on Instagram has some great recipes as well as 40aprons.com and nomnompaleo.com  I really enjoy the whole30recipe instagram account as they feature a different whole 30 coach or blogger each week which means a lot of variety in menu items and styles.  
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Very Hungry Mommy Food Freedom Journal   
    2/23 Feeling Fabulous
    7:30 I woke up feeling pretty fabulous and decide the outward appearance should reflect how I feel on the inside.  So I curled me hair, applied some makeup, pulled out the red lipstick and slipped into my little black jumper, which is almost too big for me to wear now.  That makes me a little sad, but also a whole lot of happy.  I decided to snap some pictures for proof that I am not always that tired looking mom with her hair in a bun.  I actually liked my pictures I took so that’s another NSV.  
    The morning was going to well! My tire was very very low on air.  So in my high heels and red lipstick I fixed my tire temporarily.  Driving to church it started leaking air, so immediately to the tire shop I went with all the kids in tow.  Sigh why do these things happen when the hubby is out of town.  2.5 hours later they had pulled the nail and patched the tire and I am back road worthy again.  On the bright side I was close enough that my parents were able to come pick up the boys so they didn’t have to hang out at the tire shop the whole time.   
    I handled that whole scenario with out stressing out or feeling anxious.  Normally I’d be like I need a sundrop and a snickers bar.  Not today I did not feel the need for food to cope, so that’s a big NSV
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in January Whole30 Log   
    @Emma I’m so glad to hear things are going well. A new relationship is always fun and exciting and a little nerve wracking too.  Don’t worry about being difficult just do you it will serve you well one way or another.  
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in January Whole30 Log   
    @BabyBear Everything is going really well! You’re right, school is in full swing right now which means reading Food Freedom Forever has moved down on my priorities list, but I’ve been doing well nonetheless. School has much more of a routine than break, which I find very helpful. I’ll meal prep once a week and just figure out a few meals as I go. I haven’t tried anything new this week so I’ll have to do that soon. It’s difficult to wrap these past weeks up succinctly so I’ll share my highlight and lowlight like I did as a kid at the dinner table 
    Highlight: I’ve gotten into a more consistent gym routine and getting a lot more work in before getting tired/going home. I ran 2.5 miles recently which I haven’t done since high school sports! I’ve also wandered into the lifting area which I never would have done before, but now I’m much more confident about my health journey and the idea of beginning somewhere. 
    Lowlight: (I’d call it a bigger challenge rather than low, though) I’ve been navigating starting a new relationship throughout the past month and it is so tough!! Most dates center around food and drinks so I had to get creative at first. It took me a few weeks to even tell him about my diet/lifestyle but he was really open to it! He’s doing Keto so I think he understands how much diet affects how I feel. We’re spending Saturday cooking together, which I think will be so fun! Still, though, I feel “difficult” pretty often.
    I’ve been following along your Food Freedom Log and your ability to make level headed decisions is admirable. You’ve made incredible progress AND you’re teaching your children that they can enjoy healthy options. I wish I knew that earlier! Keep doing great, and thanks again for checking in!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in January Whole30 Log   
    @Terra Milliken They turned out ok. I’m a huge fan of the asian style sauce from the meatballs but found the actual meatballs dry. Here’s the recipe though, the sauce would be amazing on chicken!
    https://healthylittlepeach.com/2019/03/14/sticky-asian-meatballs/
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Emma in January Whole30 Log   
    Just thought I’d post a little update to keep myself accountable. I’ve been doing really well since my one day of “eat whatever you want you’re done!!” at the superbowl. I’ve definitely had a few little things that aren’t within my new diet “rules” (soy sauce, added sugars in restaurant food, a stray fry or two at work) but nothing that has derailed me or made me feel guilty. Finding this balance is a huge step for me and I’m so happy to be comfortable with my choices. I’ve noticed that although I’m allowing non-gluten grains in my diet, I haven’t been reaching for them very much. I’ve had sushi and I added rice to one of my dinners this week, but overall I’m not going crazy with them. This makes me feel really good about my relationship with them, I was worried I would depend on them as a comfort food. 
    One huge thing I’ve realized is the reason I still find it easy to eat Whole30 is because I have been cooking way more. I find Whole30 recipes to be just as satisfying as “regular” recipes, and not too much more work. It’s just that the frequency of cooking has gone up, but I’m used to that now & even look forward to it. One of my favorite NSVs is that I’ve learned to cook and enjoy it! This week I made thai style coconut curry meatballs and they were so good. I look forward to making butternut squash soup and some asian style meatballs after I go shopping this afternoon. I’ll update again soon and include those recipes if they turn out as good as they look  
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Emma in January Whole30 Log   
    Just thought I’d post a little update to keep myself accountable. I’ve been doing really well since my one day of “eat whatever you want you’re done!!” at the superbowl. I’ve definitely had a few little things that aren’t within my new diet “rules” (soy sauce, added sugars in restaurant food, a stray fry or two at work) but nothing that has derailed me or made me feel guilty. Finding this balance is a huge step for me and I’m so happy to be comfortable with my choices. I’ve noticed that although I’m allowing non-gluten grains in my diet, I haven’t been reaching for them very much. I’ve had sushi and I added rice to one of my dinners this week, but overall I’m not going crazy with them. This makes me feel really good about my relationship with them, I was worried I would depend on them as a comfort food. 
    One huge thing I’ve realized is the reason I still find it easy to eat Whole30 is because I have been cooking way more. I find Whole30 recipes to be just as satisfying as “regular” recipes, and not too much more work. It’s just that the frequency of cooking has gone up, but I’m used to that now & even look forward to it. One of my favorite NSVs is that I’ve learned to cook and enjoy it! This week I made thai style coconut curry meatballs and they were so good. I look forward to making butternut squash soup and some asian style meatballs after I go shopping this afternoon. I’ll update again soon and include those recipes if they turn out as good as they look  
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Emma in January Whole30 Log   
    Just thought I’d post a little update to keep myself accountable. I’ve been doing really well since my one day of “eat whatever you want you’re done!!” at the superbowl. I’ve definitely had a few little things that aren’t within my new diet “rules” (soy sauce, added sugars in restaurant food, a stray fry or two at work) but nothing that has derailed me or made me feel guilty. Finding this balance is a huge step for me and I’m so happy to be comfortable with my choices. I’ve noticed that although I’m allowing non-gluten grains in my diet, I haven’t been reaching for them very much. I’ve had sushi and I added rice to one of my dinners this week, but overall I’m not going crazy with them. This makes me feel really good about my relationship with them, I was worried I would depend on them as a comfort food. 
    One huge thing I’ve realized is the reason I still find it easy to eat Whole30 is because I have been cooking way more. I find Whole30 recipes to be just as satisfying as “regular” recipes, and not too much more work. It’s just that the frequency of cooking has gone up, but I’m used to that now & even look forward to it. One of my favorite NSVs is that I’ve learned to cook and enjoy it! This week I made thai style coconut curry meatballs and they were so good. I look forward to making butternut squash soup and some asian style meatballs after I go shopping this afternoon. I’ll update again soon and include those recipes if they turn out as good as they look  
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Terra Milliken in January Whole30 Log   
    Day 21 done! I am feeling better about everything because I took time to think about my NSV’s today. I’ve stopped wearing concealer/foundation because my skin rocks, learned to cook so many new great recipes, cracked my snacking and sugar habits, had more energy at night and done something great for myself and my health. I feel like now that I’ve gotten this far I will definitely make it through this Whole30 and a slow and steady reintroduction.
    Note of another GREAT recipe: thai coconut curry meatballs from Mary’s Whole Life (sub chicken)
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Emma in January Whole30 Log   
    Just thought I’d post a little update to keep myself accountable. I’ve been doing really well since my one day of “eat whatever you want you’re done!!” at the superbowl. I’ve definitely had a few little things that aren’t within my new diet “rules” (soy sauce, added sugars in restaurant food, a stray fry or two at work) but nothing that has derailed me or made me feel guilty. Finding this balance is a huge step for me and I’m so happy to be comfortable with my choices. I’ve noticed that although I’m allowing non-gluten grains in my diet, I haven’t been reaching for them very much. I’ve had sushi and I added rice to one of my dinners this week, but overall I’m not going crazy with them. This makes me feel really good about my relationship with them, I was worried I would depend on them as a comfort food. 
    One huge thing I’ve realized is the reason I still find it easy to eat Whole30 is because I have been cooking way more. I find Whole30 recipes to be just as satisfying as “regular” recipes, and not too much more work. It’s just that the frequency of cooking has gone up, but I’m used to that now & even look forward to it. One of my favorite NSVs is that I’ve learned to cook and enjoy it! This week I made thai style coconut curry meatballs and they were so good. I look forward to making butternut squash soup and some asian style meatballs after I go shopping this afternoon. I’ll update again soon and include those recipes if they turn out as good as they look  
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in January Whole30 Log   
    I reintroduced legumes yesterday by adding beans to my breakfast and having hummus with carrots as a snack. I also had miso (soy) soup with my dinner as a side. My gut reacted HORRIBLY which really shocked me! I always thought of legumes as being heathy and lived off hummus before this Whole30 but jeez... that gas was not healthy. I’ve decided not to reintroduce dairy or gluten at all as I know how awful they make me feel and I’m not interested in any more unhealthy belly days. That being said, I think my overall diet from here will be Whole30 but including nongluten grains, and alcohol one or two nights a week. I’m excited to have rice/oats back in my diet! I’ll allow myself exceptions eventually but I want to read Melissa’s Food Freedom book first. I’ll continue to log any struggles or successes but in an effort to make this more of a lifestyle than a Whole30 I’ll chill on my updates. Good luck to everyone, and again thank you to everyone who reached out and made this a great whole30!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in January Whole30 Log   
    I reintroduced legumes yesterday by adding beans to my breakfast and having hummus with carrots as a snack. I also had miso (soy) soup with my dinner as a side. My gut reacted HORRIBLY which really shocked me! I always thought of legumes as being heathy and lived off hummus before this Whole30 but jeez... that gas was not healthy. I’ve decided not to reintroduce dairy or gluten at all as I know how awful they make me feel and I’m not interested in any more unhealthy belly days. That being said, I think my overall diet from here will be Whole30 but including nongluten grains, and alcohol one or two nights a week. I’m excited to have rice/oats back in my diet! I’ll allow myself exceptions eventually but I want to read Melissa’s Food Freedom book first. I’ll continue to log any struggles or successes but in an effort to make this more of a lifestyle than a Whole30 I’ll chill on my updates. Good luck to everyone, and again thank you to everyone who reached out and made this a great whole30!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in January Whole30 Log   
    I reintroduced legumes yesterday by adding beans to my breakfast and having hummus with carrots as a snack. I also had miso (soy) soup with my dinner as a side. My gut reacted HORRIBLY which really shocked me! I always thought of legumes as being heathy and lived off hummus before this Whole30 but jeez... that gas was not healthy. I’ve decided not to reintroduce dairy or gluten at all as I know how awful they make me feel and I’m not interested in any more unhealthy belly days. That being said, I think my overall diet from here will be Whole30 but including nongluten grains, and alcohol one or two nights a week. I’m excited to have rice/oats back in my diet! I’ll allow myself exceptions eventually but I want to read Melissa’s Food Freedom book first. I’ll continue to log any struggles or successes but in an effort to make this more of a lifestyle than a Whole30 I’ll chill on my updates. Good luck to everyone, and again thank you to everyone who reached out and made this a great whole30!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Wow you look amazing!! Such a noticeable difference, and in only a month! These results along with all of those NSVs you listed are insane. Way to go!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in January Whole30 Log   
    Today is day 33 so I wanted to log my nongluten grains from 2 days ago. I have to admit, I was really excited to add these back. 
    breakfast: plain oatmeal with a bit of almond butter, matcha latte with oat milk
    lunch: Italian wedding style soup leftovers
    snack: plain popcorn with franks red hot
    dinner: sushi (tuna roll, alaska roll with salmon avo & cucumbers) salad with ginger and lemon
    I haven’t noticed any major changes when I reintro’d these foods. I got hungry quickly after breakfast because I didn’t get any veggies or protein so I ate lunch early and had to have a snack before dinner. I also learned I need to stay away from popcorn, it was so hard to pump the breaks once I had started eating it! 
    Now I’m going back to whole30 until I do a legumes reintro, I think I’ll do it either tomorrow or the next day as I don’t have much to recover from with the grains reintro. I’m finding these days on whole30 harder than the actual 30 days because it’s so easy to say “ok its over!” and want to splurge. But I know I would regret it so here I am eating eggs and veggies for breakfast. 
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    R.I. day 31 - cont Gluten Free grains/sugar 
    9:30 woke up and got baby up and fed.  
    10:00 exercise- 30 min beach body prenatal baby yoga.
     
    2:00 M1:  sweet and sour chicken with onion peppers broccoli pineapple and 1/2c jasmine rice
    https://www.maryswholelife.com/whole30-instant-pot-hawaiian-chicken/
    This recipe is amazing!  My kids love it.  I added steam broccoli at the end after I thickened the sauce. My kids willing eat the broccoli when mixed in the sauce.  
    The rice - it was okay I would have enjoyed it just as much with the the rice cauliflower but it was nice having one less thing to prepare.  My nose started running but I recall I did that before with the sweet and sour chicken, so it may be the red pepper flakes.  I don’t do spicy often so it may be that.  I ate until I was full.  No desire to pile up more on my plate.  I am satisfied and pleased with my meal.
    I made GF banana muffins that are compliant and safe for my 11 yr DS, and the plan was to eat one with some eggs and veggies, but I just wasn’t hungry this morning.  So if there are any left (my son may very well eat them all) later on today I may have one of those if I decide I want it.  
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Reintro (RI) Day 1 - Gluten Free Grains and some sugar (if I eat a banana muffin)
    The whole 30 has been completed and satisfied.  Today begins the re-introduction of the unknown foods. Also the logging of scientific measurements of change as well as an inventory of NSV
    Whole30 Non-Scale Victories! 
    Physical (outside) 
    Fewer blemishes - my skin on my face neck arms and back have cleared up almost completely including black heads on my nose and chin.  I had only on pimple show up on my jaw line during ttom
    Glowing skin - my face is so soft and feels tighter and looks more youthful
    No more under-eye circles - less puffiness under my eyes
    Less dimpled skin - my legs and booty appear smoother 
    Longer, stronger nails - they do seem a little stronger and not as brittle
    Stronger, thicker hair - my hair has always been thick but it does feel healthier and less oily.  It also grew quite a bit, but it’s hard to tell if the growth was out of the norm for me.  (My hair grows super fast and is very thick.
     Brighter eyes - when I look in my eyes in the mirror I see a sparkle and happiness
     Flatter stomach - YES I still have the mommy pooch but I no longer look like I’m 6 months prego
     Leaner appearance - yes arms and legs and face are more defined and less poofy
     Clothes fitting better - clothes are loose and I went down 5 belt holes
     Rings fitting better - rings are loose and tend to slide around on my finger
    Less bloating - definitely less bloating and stomach discomfort 
    More defined muscle tone - not much here but I haven’t done much to develop this
    Less joint swelling - almost no joint swelling knees, foot and shoulder have almost no pain.
    Looking younger - my face definitely has a more youthful glow
    Feeling more confident in your appearance - yes
     Physical (inside) 
    Less stiff joints - considerably reduces 
     Less painful joints - yes
     Fewer PMS symptoms - yes I was able to function for the first few days.  The pain was more along a 4 rather than a 9.
     A more regular monthly cycle - yes
    Increased libido - hard to tell it’s pretty high to start with.
     Less stomach pain - Yes
     Less diarrhea - completely gone 
     Less constipation - yes as long as I’m getting enough water
    Less gas - yes 
     Improved “regularity” - no I actually poo less but I think it’s due to my body being able to use more of what I’m giving it
    Fewer episodes of illness - yes
     Fewer seasonal allergies - yes less post nasal drip and my cough cleared up
     Fewer headaches - gone
    Less chronic pain - my shoulder pain is almost completely gone
    Less chronic fatigue - definitely have more energy
     Less tendonitis/ bursitis Less shoulder/ back/ knee pain - yes
    Mood, emotion, and psychology 
    You’re happier - yes I find myself smiling all the time
    You’re more outgoing - I’ve been a bit more chatty these days
     You’re more patient - yes
    You’re more optimistic - yes
    You laugh more - yes
    You’re less anxious - a bit
    You’re less stressed - yes
    You handle stress better - yes
    Fewer mood swings - yes
     Improved depression symptoms - I have none currently
     Improvement in your mental health condition - yes
     Fewer sugar cravings - emphatic yes
    Fewer carb cravings - yes
     Improved body image - yes
     Improved self-esteem - yes 
     Improved self-confidence - yes
    Less reliance on the scale - this was a big one for me and yes. 
    Feeling in control of your food - yes
    Brain function 
    Improved attention span - yes
    Improved performance at your job or  - yes
    Improved memory - some
     Faster reaction times - some
    Clearer thinking - yes
    Higher productivity - yes
    Sleep 
    You’re sleeping more - somewhat
    You fall asleep more easily - YES
     You sleep more soundly - Yes
     You no longer need to hit the “snooze” button - yes
     You awaken feeling refreshed - somewhat
     Less snoring - a little
    Less night sweats - somewhat
    Fewer restless leg syndrome - yes
    Energy 
    Energy levels are higher - yes
     Energy levels are more even - yes
     More energy in the morning - yes
    No more mid-day energy slump - somewhat
     More energy to play with your kids - yes
     More energy to exercise - yes
     More energy to socialize - yes
     More energy at work or school - yes
    You no longer need to eat every two hours - YES
     You no longer get cranky if you don’t eat - yes
     You feel energetic between meals - yes
    You need less sugar or caffeine to prop up energy levels - YES
    Sport, exercise, and play 
    You started moving or exercising - yes
    You became more consistent with exercise - somewhat
     You can exercise longer, harder, or faster - yes
     You feel more athletic - yes
    You recover more effectively from exercise or sport - Yes
      You play more with your kids or dog - yes
    Food and behaviors 
    Healthier relationship with food - Yes Yes Yes
    Reduction in disordered eating habits - YES Practicing mindful eating - YES
    Learned how to read a label - began reading them again
    Know which foods make you more healthy or less healthy - learning
     Eat to satiety - YES
     Listening to your body - YES
     Abandoned yo-yo dieting or crash dieting - YES No longer afraid of dietary fat - I learned this years ago but I did introduce some new fats
     Learned how to cook - I fell back in love with cooking and no longer avoid it
     Don’t use food for comfort - YES
    Don’t use food as reward - learning
     Don’t use food as punishment - yes
     Don’t use food as stress management - yes
    No longer a slave to sugar and carbs - YESs
    Know the difference between hunger and cravings - yes and boredom 
    Fewer cravings - yes yes yes
     Healthy coping strategies to deal with cravings - yes
     More variety, color, vitamins, and minerals in your diet - YES
    Food no longer has unwanted “side effects” - yes
     No more food guilt or shame - yes
     No more bingeing - yes
    When you do indulge, it’s deliberate - yes
    When you do indulge, you savor it - yes
    Lifestyle and social 
    New healthy habits to pass down to your kids  - yes 
    More knowledgeable about nutrition - yes
     You shop locally and eat seasonally - somewhat
    New cooking skills - no
    New recipes - Yes Yes Yes
    Meal prep is organized and efficient - somewhat
     You’ve made new like-minded friends who support your lifestyle - yes
    You maximize your food budget - somewhat
    Spend less time and money at the doctor’s - spent none to begin with
     You’ve created other health goals - yes
    Healthy eating habits have brought your family closer - somewhat
    You’ve joined a new community - yes
    Your kids have the best school lunches - we homeschool but their lunches do rock
     People ask you what you’re doing differently - somewhat
     People come to you for health, food, or lifestyle advice - yes
    You are Whole30 - I am!
    Weight 185.0   (-14.0/-22.2)
    Chest: 40”  (-1.25”-/1.75”)
    Waist: 40.5” (-4”/-6”)
    Hips: 45.5” (-3.25”/-6.25”)
    Right thigh: 27.5”  (-.5”/-1”)
    Right calf: 15.25” (-.5”/-.75”)
    Right bicep: 13.5”  (-.5”/-.5”)
    6:00 woke up changed baby journaled and went back to bed
    After journaling my results and NSV I reluctantly took my body measurements and stepped on the scale.  Sadly the thoughts going through my head that I was having to dismiss and debunk were things like … what if the numbers don’t match how I feel, what if the difference of I what I see in the mirror and in my clothes is more in my mind.  So on.  I had to remind myself the numbers no longer have power over me, they cannot add to or take away from how I feel about me, what I see in the mirror, how I feel in my clothes, the fact that I had to buy a new belt!  I am not the number.  I stepped on the scale still hesitant.  I looked down without having to look over my stomach and I smiled.  It was more than I thought.  I stepped off.  Wrote it down. Went back to bed.  I told my hubby, but other than that I’m letting the number go because it is just a number and will continue to change.  I’m not focused on that, I am choosing to focus on the NSV because the moment before weighing was eye opening on just how much of a slave I was to that number.  
     
     
     
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Will you continue to log your reintro on here? I’m thinking I’ll continue with mine & I’d love to follow along your reintro experience!