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    Blueautumn got a reaction from BabyBear in A Very Hungry Mommy and Baby W30 R2.2   
    so much congrats @BabyBear !!! that is fantastic. And it is so great that you were able to start releasing those memories. Purging is hard and scary and I avoid it. It takes alot to turn inward and really start looking at what is going in your head. <3 Hopefully you sleep well after all that work

    I saw your posts on another person's log that I was catching up and was so excited to see that you had posted something.

    Happy thoughts for you, your family, and your round 2
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Hi! @Brewer5
    honestly not sure if you were planning on coming back to this thread since you finished the Whole30 a few days ago!! I spent the downtime in my work shifts at the hospital this week reading through your thread from beginning to end and there were so many gems and I loved watching/reading your journey. I kept going to respond to posts and would stop myself when I realized they were from weeks or months ago LOL. Just wanted to say that I found your log extremely helpful as I get ready to start my first round.
    Sending good vibes for your future endeavors
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    Blueautumn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 13, Wednesday May 13
    M1: potato-egg salad topped with fresh chives, 1 small English banger sausage, lots of green beans
    M2: romaine & spinach salad tossed with green goddess dressing and topped with diced tomatoes and chicken
    Snack: 1 devilled egg (2 halves), small handful of pecans & walnuts, one orange 
    M3: homemade meatballs au jus, mashed potatoes, roasted cauliflower, carrots, green beans and red cabbage, applesauce
    NSV: the hives on my face have cleared up
    NSV: I ate very well all day, everything was compliant
    NSV: I shopped at Costco and didn’t buy anything that wasn’t compliant, and I bought a 2-pack of veggie grill pans for the bbq that I’m looking forward to using
    NSV: I didn’t have any cravings today
    Hack to Habit: keep frozen green beans on hand (green beans are my favourite veg).  I didn’t realize until I plated my breakfast that I totally forgot about a non- starchy veg, but luckily I had some fresh green beans that I cooked up quickly and ate after finishing the rest of M1. I won’t always have fresh green beans though, so I’ll pick up some frozen
    Plan for tomorrow: plan. those. meals
    Reflection: although I started this W30 with a long list of changes I am hoping for, I decided today to re-focus. I am only going to focus on eating well, and trying new foods and recipes. My goal for the end of this W30 is to be on auto pilot when it comes to my food choices, to choose healthy food over junk, and that it’s always easy for me to put together a healthy meal. I like how I feel right now, I enjoy the taste of real food and I don’t crave junk. 
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    Blueautumn reacted to kirbz in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Here are some of my favorites:
    Whole30 Chicken Nuggets:  Lemon Butter Scallops: Sesame Chicken:  Salmon Cakes:  Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup (I love this as veggies for breakfast): And these two are definitely complicated and take a little bit of time but they are totally worth it!
    Spinach Artichoke Twice Baked Potatoes: Paleo Lasagna:
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    Blueautumn reacted to n1b2 in My Whole 30 Log (day one = May 14)   
    Hello & Good morning day 3!
    I feel ok on wake up, but am playing the mental game of “how many calories am i eating” which isn’t the way of Whole 30. I’ve been here before, this is my 4th round over the last 18 months, but am so surprised that no matter how much i think i know about what to expect, it’s never what I actually feel. The calorie obsession is directly connected to the weight gain I’ve experienced during the quarantine & the depression I feel - i know it’s not healthy to connect these emotions to weight gain and self confidence but here I am, and I’m 100% certain this reset is what I need. 
    I know it, because I’ve been here before.
    Today’s goals:
    - be nice to myself, forgive myself, engage in self care
    - learn how to attend a weekly zoom happy hour with friends today without alcohol and cheese (challenge of the day! But i know I can do it and my friends are supportive)
    - I would also like to achieve one productive task related to home improvements I’ve been working on during quarantine / shelter in place / safer at home. I want to hang one shelf today. 
    - I would like to spend time reading today, let’s see if i can fulfill my desire!
    - not snacking at night is hard. Tonight if I want to snack I would like to instead sit down to collage (I have all the tools and enjoy it) 
    If anyone is reading this, I’m seeking something buddies for the journey. Feel free to reach out. 
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    Blueautumn reacted to BabyBear in A Very Hungry Mommy and Baby W30 R2.2   
    Sadness, Surprises and Surviving
    Easter interrupted my round 2, then I jumped back on the wagon but was avoiding my thoughts and feelings so I avoided journaling.  I took a pregnancy test about a week after Easter and it was negative.  I expected to feel relief rather I felt sadness deep sadness and concern as to what was going on with my body.  It felt different things were just weird.  I had more compliant days than not for most of the days left in April and May hit and I was so tired and exhausted and HUNGRY for all the things that I turned off my brain and dived into some emotional eating and turning to sundrop to try to help with energy levels.  All the while my body is still feeling weird and off.  The exhaustion made no sense the ravenous appetite made no sense and now smells began to bother me... none of this adds up unless I was prego, but the test said no.  Finally just before mother’s day my hubby encouraged me to test again.  It was positive I wasn’t crazy, and things started making sense.  I decided to wait until after we celebrated the oldest boys 18th birthday to pick up the whole 30 quest hard core.  I’ve put down the sundrop though I’ve “needed” a little ginger ale in the evenings as that’s when my stomach begins to churn.  So tomorrow is my official start date.   I am not doing this to loose weight, I am doing this to provide me and baby better nutrition and to get off the slide I’ve been on for the past two weeks.  To re-establish healthy eating choices and relationship to food and my body.   Today I am working on mindset and some prep work that will make jumping back in easy and delicious.  
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    Blueautumn reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Day 31:  5/14/20
    Weighed in today ~ same conditions:  126.4 lbs
    That's 4.8 lbs in 30 days ~ and 3.7% of my weight = gone.