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  1. Day Five....Uh oh, I got a cold. To make it worse I am now traveling as a last minute meeting came up in New York. But not giving in. Headed out now for my first full on dining Whole30...it's a steakhouse at least. Pretty sure the server will hate me in the end. Between sneezing and informing him of my "allergies" to just about everything they use it should be interesting! Maybe I can say, "See my sneezing? The last place didn't listen!
  2. Day Four....Hanging in! I am tired of tea and water though. So I found a new pleasure. Coffee at night! Have been rushed today as was so busy at work - so both lunch and dinner were compliant carryout. Chopts (again!) and Sashimi for dinner. Not a big fan of Coconut Amino as a substitute for Soy sauce but, I need to keep trying to get used to it. Today's meetings were all about business contingencies in case of a severe outbreak of Coronavirus in the U.S. All I could think of is, "I need to stock up on bacon and eggs!" I slept last night for 10 hours. Can't recall when I ever
  3. Day Three... Holy freight train in my head! The Whole30 Timeline is no joke. Woke up feeling like I went to a bachelor party in Vegas. I actually opened my eyes to look around and see if I really WAS in Vegas and if there were strewn tequilla bottles lying around with strangers asleep on the sofa. Phew, I was ok. Glad I read the timeline and know what this is. I made breakfast and am out the door though. It's doable. I got this.
  4. Day Two Thoughts I survived last night without an evening cocktail. I can't even remember the last time I came home in the evening and did not sit down to a drink. Typing here now at 6:30PM on Day Two, normal cocktail time, and instead drinking a hot green tea. Last night It was, hmm, how do I say, "slightly uncomfortable." Not difficult. Nor tempting. Just a tad odd feeling. I had my dinner (it was meh...need to practice more!) and after went to see 1917 to distract myself. Came back at 10PM and was perfectly fine by then. So the "craving" was primarily time constrained to when I n
  5. Great suggestion, beachbaby! I am so focused on the food that I forgot there are suggestions for "mocktails."
  6. Thanks, BabyBear and Sugarcube! About to head to bed and fully survived my first day. Good news is that I didn't burn the building down cooking! The food part was easy and I am not (at this point) missing anything. I do miss my evening martini though. I made it through by reminding myself that to be healthier one must be comfortable missing something. Eventually learning that you really don't miss it at all. Oh, and my lunch was the highlight after my breakfast adventure. I never ate at Chopt before and their Whole30 compliant salad was the bomb. I highly recommend!
  7. Day One! Yesterday I did my Whole Foods shopping and discovered the other parts of the store that do not involve prepared or frozen items. There's a whole different world of items out there! I did not even know what Coconut Aminos were until yesterday, or where to find them, but I did. I never imagined two hours in a grocery store and I must have looked clueless staring up at the shelves of Ghee. And It felt so odd not being in the express lane at checkout. I threw out all wine and liquor in the house last night. Bye Martini for a month! My new martini is La Croix water with lime.
  8. @Amy Ok, you are longer! Phew. Thanks for this. Yes, you have given me some great ideas. The travel thing is still daunting but I think I have it down in planning to making it work. I am not as worried about it, really. I have lived off freeze dried bagged food for days on my other endeavors so I will be fine. Breakfast, yeah, I realized today that there are a few compliant microwave sausages so I am good to go on the days I can't feast on eggs etc. As far as my evening martini ritual it is a good suggestion and you picked up quickly on my habit of place and time.
  9. On Monday I will begin my first Whole 30. This week is all about shopping, reading, and building a strategy. I am imagining myself to be labeled by others here though as “the most likely to fail.” Why? Even though I am very active at 56 and have been for years (I whitewater kayak, Kiteboard, workout regularly, and try to eat relatively well) there is no doubt that my lifestyle is one that gives an extra bit of challenge to this “restart.” 1. First of all, I have to travel 250+ days a year. There is no escaping it. Both domestic and International. Wh