JCar

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    JCar got a reaction from Revelate in Great results!   
    Reintro went well...left out legumes and gluten contains grains because of known intolerances. Reintroduced sugar in a very small piece of chocolate and it was way too sweet! I don’t crave it anymore! One area I had hoped to improve on was my Hashimotos thyroid but that didn’t happen. My latest test showed my numbers fell into hyper range for the umpteenth time in 4 years. Oh well, working the meds. During this strange and scary time in our world with this virus keeping us homebound, I have managed to keep up my good W30 habits. I know that eating well will help with the stress of all of this. Take care people! I wish you all well!
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    JCar got a reaction from beachbaby in Great results!   
    Reintro went well...left out legumes and gluten contains grains because of known intolerances. Reintroduced sugar in a very small piece of chocolate and it was way too sweet! I don’t crave it anymore! One area I had hoped to improve on was my Hashimotos thyroid but that didn’t happen. My latest test showed my numbers fell into hyper range for the umpteenth time in 4 years. Oh well, working the meds. During this strange and scary time in our world with this virus keeping us homebound, I have managed to keep up my good W30 habits. I know that eating well will help with the stress of all of this. Take care people! I wish you all well!
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    JCar got a reaction from beachbaby in Great results!   
    I did it! I completed the Whole30 with no slip ups! Today is Day 35 and I’ve reintroduced gluten free grains and dairy only in the form of plain Greek yogurt. I had many NSVs such as less headaches and better sleep! A bonus is that I did lose 12 lbs and I really wasn’t overweight to start with. I had a big sugar addiction and an unexpected thing I noticed when I had my plain Greek yogurt was it did not need the half teaspoon of honey I used to add!! And I used to use half a packet of Stevia in the Raw in my coffee, but since discovering Nutpods creamer, I don’t think I will need that either! Anyone struggling with the challenge, please try to see it through! You can do it and you will be better for it!!
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    JCar got a reaction from BabyBear in Day 28   
    Yes I do! As I am already gluten free and recently found out how bad legumes are for a UC patient, I won’t reintroduce those two categories. I will follow the basic guidelines from Whole30 in the order it is written. I will post progress then too!
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    JCar got a reaction from BabyBear in Day 28   
    I’m on Day 28...reintroduction is within reach! I had a stressful couple of days and usually would cope with chocolate or a glass of wine. I stuck to the program! As well as I’m doing on this, I admit I am ready to have the hardest part behind me. I still plan to stay away from added sugars, legumes(I have UC) and gluten containing grains as I already know gluten to be a major problem for me. I hope everyone is doing well!!! We are ALL worth it!
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    JCar reacted to ShannonM816 in Mood swings   
    I remember feeling like this during a couple of the whole30s I've done. My best guess at the time was that I have always been an emotional eater, and with whole30 I was not able to distract myself from my feelings with food and actually had to acknowledge them and let them run their course. That is totally not scientific, it was something someone else mentioned and when I thought about it, it made sense to me. If it doesn't seem to apply in your case, just ignore it.
    Food-wise, having at least a serving of starchy vegetables each day can help with some mood issues, and people who are prone to depression or anxiety sometimes find they need more than one serving a day. Oily fish like salmon can help too. 
    Obviously if these emotions feel overwhelming to you, or they last more than a day or two, you should probably check in with your doctor. 
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    JCar got a reaction from beachbaby in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    I have tried many diets in my life and failed and felt terrible about myself for it. Something about this challenge spoke to me. Like you, I have surprised myself with my discipline! I’m on Day 23 now and yes only 7 more to go! While I’m looking at reintroduction tips, I’m fairly confident that I won’t be going back to my old habits. Will I ever eat sugar? Yes but not all day every day. Will I have pizza? Gluten free but yes I will. You got this! 
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    JCar got a reaction from BabyBear in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    I have tried many diets in my life and failed and felt terrible about myself for it. Something about this challenge spoke to me. Like you, I have surprised myself with my discipline! I’m on Day 23 now and yes only 7 more to go! While I’m looking at reintroduction tips, I’m fairly confident that I won’t be going back to my old habits. Will I ever eat sugar? Yes but not all day every day. Will I have pizza? Gluten free but yes I will. You got this! 
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    JCar reacted to beachbaby in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    I so appreciate the positive feedback & encouragement! Congrats @JCar for making it to day 21! You can pretty much see the finish line from where you are. Today is day 16 for me & I'm still in shock at my "stick-to-itiveness"! This is so out of character for me but I'm realizing that I'm stronger than I thought and that too often I cut myself short. This is a good boost to my self esteem. Anyway, I'm totally comitted to seeing this all the way thru to the end...
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    JCar got a reaction from BabyBear in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    Ah yes, the mindless habit of grabbing a salty or sweet snack! I know it too well! I’m also using mindfulness and doing something experts suggest to do before reaching for food, drink water! You could really be thirsty, not hungry. And it kind of snaps you out of thinking about the food! I’m on Day 21 now and there’s no stopping me! Keep up the good work! We are worth it!!!
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    JCar got a reaction from beachbaby in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    Ah yes, the mindless habit of grabbing a salty or sweet snack! I know it too well! I’m also using mindfulness and doing something experts suggest to do before reaching for food, drink water! You could really be thirsty, not hungry. And it kind of snaps you out of thinking about the food! I’m on Day 21 now and there’s no stopping me! Keep up the good work! We are worth it!!!
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    JCar reacted to beachbaby in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    Very helpful @BabyBear, thank you. This will be very important for me to practice. 
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    JCar reacted to BabyBear in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    Practicing mindfulness during my whole 30 served me well afterwards.  I am more aware of my actions around food and I’m learning to ask myself questions to determine if I really do want that “m&m” or snack cake always on my moms table.  These things I did without thinking before, without considering if I even really wanted it.  So much of what I ate was mindless habit.  The opportunity to practice mindfulness is one of the many great benefits of the whole 30
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    JCar reacted to beachbaby in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    @JCar I was thinking the same thing. I'm not a TOTAL junk food junkie but I do have a serious addiction to sugar. I had wondered why I was still thinking about sugar and junk food on day 11. I wasn't necessarily craving, but noticing default behaviors automatically coming to mind. For example, I was making trail mix for my husband while I was hungry. I instinctively reached for the M&M's when it suddenly occurred to me that I cannot have M&M's. It's these types of automated behavior I want to break. At first I was bummed that I was still having these thoughts and tendencies. I started to worry that this meant I would probably revert to old behaviors/habits after my reintroductions. But then I remembered it takes about 17 days to form a new habit. That gave me added hope!!! I may actually conquer  (or at least tame...) my sugar dragon after all! 
     
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    JCar got a reaction from beachbaby in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    i think it takes a good two weeks for the body to get used to the program. If someone was eating a lot of the foods we eliminate, it might take longer. I don’t know if the word detox is correct, but it stands to reason your blood and gut have to adapt to less inflammatory and more beneficial foods. I’m not saying any of you were junk food junkies, but even going from gluten free grains and hidden additives and sugars to super clean is probably a shock to our systems! 
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    JCar got a reaction from beachbaby in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    I can honestly say I was sluggish until around day 13. There are a lot of phases that make people give up, so stick with it! I’ve battled my thyroid for almost 4 years now with constant rollercoaster labs and many med tweaks and never felt well. That and breaking up with my sugar dragon are what drove me to Whole30! Keep up the good work! 
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    JCar got a reaction from BabyBear in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    I can honestly say I was sluggish until around day 13. There are a lot of phases that make people give up, so stick with it! I’ve battled my thyroid for almost 4 years now with constant rollercoaster labs and many med tweaks and never felt well. That and breaking up with my sugar dragon are what drove me to Whole30! Keep up the good work! 
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    JCar reacted to BabyBear in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    @beachbaby you are doing great already at day 11!  These are some of the hardest days, the storm just before the calm.  Your resolve may really get tested, but it really is worth seeing it all the way through.
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    JCar reacted to beachbaby in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    Hi @JCar!
    I'm very encouraged by your post. I'm at the end of day 11 & feeling pretty sluggish & foggy today. I too have Hashimotos & had just removed gluten prior to beginning my W30. I'm hoping for/looking forward to being less sluggish & having more mental clarity. So thank you for your input & cheering us on!
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    JCar got a reaction from BabyBear in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    Hi I’m Jeri, this is my first post. I’m on Day 17! I’m starting to notice the NSV...less sinus congestion, better sleep, easier falling asleep, less brain fog. No Tiger Blood but I don’t feel droopy in the afternoon and that’s totally new! I have UC and Hashimotos and had eliminated gluten years ago but I wanted to see if this challenge would help identify other triggers and help me slay my very big sugar dragon! I also had a dental emergency my first week on W30 requiring an extraction! But I stuck to the plan! I just want people to know that they CAN do this!