Rebecca001

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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from peacefullyfierce in Is anyone interested in a Nov 1 start date?   
    @peacefullyfierce I am in the uk so we don’t do thanksgiving, plus Halloween is very much children’s sweets and less ingrained in our culture I suppose, so no pumpkin pie or anything like that. (Thankfully!) 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from peacefullyfierce in Is anyone interested in a Nov 1 start date?   
    Hi, I’m in! I’ve had a disastrous September and October. I really wanted to do a 3 month reset from September to December and instead. I’ve been unwell, injured from sports and just generally feeling rubbish, and have not managed my w30 goal. So although I am continually starting every day with the full intention of doing w30, it’s not always happening for a full day, or week. But considering how awful September was, the very fact that I am really focussing on compliant foods is a positive. I quite like the idea of a strict November before the madness of December starts! 
     

     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in (Re)starting September w30   
    Another good day today, that’s 3 in a row which is probably the most successful I’ve been in quite a few weeks! 
    Food was salad with leftover chicken thigh and mayo, a nectarine and some nuts. Dinner was chicken wrapped in bacon with asparagus and an apple. This evening I had a few more nuts. I had a rest day from workouts but also didn’t manage yoga. 
    I’ve roasted a chicken for some cold meat for lunches and dinner tomorrow really will be those pork steaks and chimichurri (supposed to be tonight!) 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Fall 2021   
    That is such a good motivator, I desperately need new cooking equipment, I am going to do that too! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Fall 2021   
    I could have written your post @MadyVanilla September on the whole had been the worst month I’ve had in over a year. I feel so utterly exhausted by the Covid situation (it’s pretty much gone here, except in schools - I work in a school office and trust me, it’s not gone) and my injury and then the worst cold I’ve had since I actually had Covid last year! I feel like I’ve wasted a month and I feel rotten! 
     
    but enough of that! We know what we need to do, we know it works, and we know that we feel amazing so quickly when we do it! What are we waiting for?! 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in (Re)starting September w30   
    I have spent the weekend ILL, I had lost my sense of smell and taste and was coughing so did a Covid test yesterday which has come back negative. But felt/feel pretty rough. 
    Starting to feel a bit brighter now. It explains my exhaustion last week a lot. I have been doing my very gentle hip stretches from the physio and now the way I feel there is no rush to get out for a run, so I plan to not run or do a workout til October! Just another 3 days rest. 
    we have 2 birthdays this week, son and husband, so given my shocking September I may accept that I will eat birthday cake on Wednesday and restart, again, properly, on October 1st. Although I will endeavour to remain as compliant as possible until then, just because it’s actually my preferred way to eat really. I actually find I don’t want the junk food now. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Semi in (Re)starting September w30   
    I have spent the weekend ILL, I had lost my sense of smell and taste and was coughing so did a Covid test yesterday which has come back negative. But felt/feel pretty rough. 
    Starting to feel a bit brighter now. It explains my exhaustion last week a lot. I have been doing my very gentle hip stretches from the physio and now the way I feel there is no rush to get out for a run, so I plan to not run or do a workout til October! Just another 3 days rest. 
    we have 2 birthdays this week, son and husband, so given my shocking September I may accept that I will eat birthday cake on Wednesday and restart, again, properly, on October 1st. Although I will endeavour to remain as compliant as possible until then, just because it’s actually my preferred way to eat really. I actually find I don’t want the junk food now. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Semi in Day 1 in the Books   
    @eramseyhi, sounds like you have had a good few days? Well done! 
    Is this your first w30? 
     
    If you would like some advice, I would suggest go back to the book and reread the bits on the meal template; you might find that snacking on fruit doesn’t help you eliminate your sugar cravings, I do this especially when I am tired, so you are not alone. However protein/fat based snacks if you have to snack at all are a better choice. Ideally you would eat so much at your meals  that you could go 4/5 hours without needing any more food. This comes from having protein and fat in good quantities at your meals. That Dan sometimes feel like your plate is loaded high, and sometimes means you have to ‘waste’ food while you get your portion sizes worked out. 

    I also think unfortunately your chia seed pudding is not allowed as it comes under the banner of the old Swypo rule, baked/recreated goods rules, even if all the ingredients are compliant - that might have changed now so maybe ask on a ‘can I have’ post and One of the lovely moderators will tell you what the current rules are around that sort of thing. I love chia pots and I miss them when I do a full w30 although I have them when I am reintroducing with no issues. 
    I hope you don’t mind me saying. I definitely find my sugar cravings significantly worse when I eat more fruit, and in fact my challenge to myself  next week is to eat no fruit at all, in a bid to break my fruit addiction and increase the amount of veg and variety of veg I eat. I completely understand how easy it is to reach for fruit when giving snacks to the children too, my boys are snack monsters. 
     
    your meals sound great, especially your twice baked potato! I made some loaded skins last week, by scooping out the inside of cooked baked potato and adding chives, bacon, and mixing with my mayo and stuffing the skins and baking again, they were so delicious and hardly noticed the missing cheese! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Semi in Fall 2021 in Germany Round 2   
    @Semii use A bcaa capsule which is compliant, would that be suitable? I don’t do body building so may not be enough for your needs however. 
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in (Re)starting September w30   
    I’ve had a few answers today. 
    1) I have a really sore throat, which could go part way to explaining some of my trouble this week, maybe this has been brewing away. 
    2) physio answered a lot of questions, prescribed some stretches, didn’t say I couldn’t run on it, and really explained and showed me the places on my leg where I am weak and why my hip is bearing the brunt of it. Very useful and informative. 
     
    and I feel a lot better today, although quite frankly I could eat and eat and eat right now, as my binge yesterday has left my cravings fully switched on. Luckily there is absolutely nothing left in the house, our cupboards are bare. So nothing to graze on. I’m not feeling brilliant with my throat and I am in need of an early night and hopefully will feel better tomorrow. My food has been brilliant though, 100% on plan 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from eramsey in Starting 1st Whole 30 on Sept 22nd   
    Brilliant, welcome the the forum.
    good luck! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Baptiste in To take food or not?   
    @Baptiste you should watch it, if you like crime dramas and can get uk tv over there! It’s very good! 
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Fall 2021   
    That sounds like you have things well under control @MadyVanilla
    sensible choice with your meal, this is real life after all. 
     
    Your posts always remind me to do more yoga. I love it, but I never make time for it, then will do a burst of daily practices and feel so good, then it dwindles off again. But you have motivated me to find a YouTube when my boys are out at football practice tonight 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in (Re)starting September w30   
    Weds morning, yesterday was ok. Especially considering I had a bad night and then worked from home, I did not graze or end up in the kitchen, just ate my 3 meals as planned. I did go out for a run and it was fine, but in the evening was very painful. So will have another week resting it, then will assess and then will consider a physio or other specialist to really get it sorted. However I feel that perhaps a longer, 6 weeks or more, rest would be prescribed and I genuinely don’t know how I would cope with that. 
     
    anyway, today. I’m not sure about breakfast, lunch will be salad with tuna or mackerel, and dinner will be lamb meatballs with some sort of sauce. Not brilliant planning, but I’ve got the skeleton structure there! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Fall 2021   
    @MadyVanilla what an insightful and honest post. I empathise with so much you have written there. The hardest bit of any of my w30 has been the acceptance that I eat food as emotional comfort (I still do, often) and when that’s taken away, I have to feel all the emotions without my helper! My “food freedom”  has generally been just compliant food, but introducing more and more non-compliant behaviours until I, like you articulate in your post, spiral out so much from the tightness of the rules that actually it’s irrelevant that my food is compliant. I feel just as bloated, over fed and stuffed as if I was eating donuts and sweets. And then I start again. 
     
    you have got this, you know what to do, and yeah you’re right it is tough some days, but so are you. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t keep on trying. 
     
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    Rebecca001 reacted to Contessa in Fall 2021   
    May I assist in briefly straightening your crown?
    I was heartened a few years ago when Melissa (co-founder of Whole 30) came out with a blog post backing off the whole "it's not hard" tough-love mantra that so many of us had internalized. "Changing the way you think about food is hard," she says, and I agree. "[Whole 30] is a monumental transformation in how you think about food, your body, your life, and what you want out of the time you have left on this earth."
    I somehow find it heartening that there are SO many of us who do not have all these principles perfectly dialed in.
    Perhaps a Whole 30 isn't "getting off heroin"-level hard — but I certainly don't think it's easy.
    Your self-awareness is, as usual, admirable. If your day closes with some new insights and self-compassion, let's call it a win.
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in (Re)starting September w30   
    @MadyVanillayes I do get some reassurance from knowing what’s in store (good and bad) - if this was my first time I think I’d have quit by now! I suppose it says a lot that I only knew my period was due because Facebook told me, not because I had a week of pmt so that in itself if a sign that good things are coming. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Fall 2021   
    @MadyVanilla well done. I think in a way it’s good that you restarted. We can so easily develop that ‘it’s ok’ sort of mentality and I think it’s a strong statement to ourselves that we deserve to do it properly. I restarted last week for a similar reason; my almond milk wasn’t compliant, and also I knew I’d not germ as disciplined with behaviours as I wanted to be. It was an important lesson to learn. 
     
    I use Fitbit too and I almost never ever get an 80 score! I am like you, high 70’s most days with an occasional 80 or more frequently, a very low one if I have a terrible night. I look for the deep sleep score as I find it so fascinating how some nights I Can have 1hr plus and others I get literally 5 minutes deep sleep! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in (Re)starting September w30   
    Another dry weekend under my belt and as predicted I am starting to feel fresh, brighter, healthier! My food this weekend was good, I didn’t fall into the trap of replacing alcohol with snacks. I went for a run, hip feeling good, a little tender this morning. 
    this week my biggest aim is to drink more water especially at work, and to limit fruit consumption as I ate a lot last week. I’ve not bought anywhere near as much ‘luxury’ fruit this week, no berries or soft fruits for example, to try to limit my grazing. 
     
    it is a thoroughly marvellous feeling to find myself on Monday morning, well rested and going into school feeling that little tiger starting to roar for the week ahead! Have a great week everyone! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Round and round and round we go - Round... 8?   
    Every time I do W30 I wake super early- but this time I haven’t been. I was actually thinking today that obviously that means somethings not working right yet. 
     
    your lockdown sounds horrible. Here in the uk literally every adult pretty much is vaccinated, we are even doing vulnerable kids now, 3rd doses for some this winter- and our cares are still high, and our death rate is still rising?! So when is this ever going to end? But we are all ‘free’ , no restrictions, no masks, no social distancing? My daughter has been back at college 2 days and is now isolating waiting for a Covid test! 2 days! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in (Re)starting September w30   
    @SchrodingersCat I suppose because you are experienced in this now, you know that you can have something on your birthday that you’ve reintroduced successfully before? For me that might be a glass of wine or two, keeping food compliant? 
     
    this time I am determined to go longer than 30 days without a drink. I really want to see the benefits of long term abstinence, I only ever do 30 days although I do that fairly regularly (3/4 times a year?) but usually day 31 is a big celebration (eg I’m going to do 30 days until my birthday/ holiday/ end of school term) abs therefore I immediately resume drinking to excess! So I really want to see what happens if I were to do 60/100 days? 100 days would take me to mid December. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in (Re)starting September w30   
    @MadyVanilla you can definitely steep fruit teabags in sparkling water, it’s nice! No reason why you couldn’t do green tea also 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Fall 2021   
    @MadyVanilla you absolutely CAN Do this! 
    does your gym do any outdoor classes? I joined one pre-Covid that does outdoor bootcamp and circuits classes and I love it! I never thought I would do classes like this. Of course during the pandemic, they were able to still operate at times when the other indoor gyms had to close. 
    you could also look on YouTube for videos if you’re not ready to rejoin indoor classes? There are so many on there, something for everyone. 
     
    I hope you have a good day today! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in (Re)starting September w30   
    @MadyVanilla I tend to replace it with a very cold sparkling water, it is the only thing really that’s ‘dry’ enough. However I’m not really missing alcohol (yet) because I was feeling so horrible after drinking a lot all summer that I’m really enjoying the break! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in (Re)starting September w30   
    @MadyVanilla I tend to replace it with a very cold sparkling water, it is the only thing really that’s ‘dry’ enough. However I’m not really missing alcohol (yet) because I was feeling so horrible after drinking a lot all summer that I’m really enjoying the break!