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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in April reset begins today   
    So I restarted again yesterday, and have had two really good days. I did 3 fitness classes yesterday (not ideal but it’s the way the timetable worked out and my availability) so today took a rest day. My food has been good today but not nearly enough veg. I just don’t fancy it, I feel like I’m having to force it down me! I have a bit of a headache today, probably from detoxing off junk food! 

    this morning I ate leftover meatloaf from yesterday (it was even nicer today than yesterday!) and then at lunch my parents took my son to Mac Donald’s and I decided to completely avoid temptation and stayed at home. I ate a ratatouille with 2 eggs poached into it. I had chicken thighs and potato for dinner, and some grapes and strawberries. 
     
    tomorrow could be a bit trickier. I am running with my friend in the morning and then going out for lunch with an old friend. It’s not an especially w30 compatible restaurant/pub. I think I will go steak and salad and Hope for the best. Evening meal will be a pork fillet escalope with almond crust (really excited about this one!) 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in April reset begins today   
    Hi @MadyVanillai remember you from before! 
    I healed my hip (I had a tendinitis in my hip flexor tendon, iliopsoas type area- if you are a runner you will know!) and I had physio and rest and stretches. It’s taken me 6 months really to get back to confidently running and pushing myself, and even then I am taking it a lot more easily than I was before. 

    I crashed out on my w30 today, total emotional eating- went to a funeral with my daughter for a member of her family, we broke up from school for 2 weeks so a bit of ‘release eating’ as well… and I ate some chocolate. It wasn’t even nice. So I feel a bit cross with myself as up til today I’d had a great week and was feeling good. 
     
    back on it tomorrow. I really want to do a full 30 and I have done so many false starts recently. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Barbara M in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I have really really struggled This last week. I just totally list my mojo. My food has been awful. It’s very unlike me, but I have had several times where I’ve just eaten everything in sight. I don’t feel like I really did w30 this time round.
    So I’m restarting. It’s annoying that my month off alcohol couldn’t coincide with my month of healthy food so although earlier in the month I felt good I am ending the month really feeling deflated and not feeling good at all. 
     
    I love the whole food lifestyle though and when I get on it, I feel so much better, literally within days, so that’s my plan. I’m going to take the w30 food plus no drinking but I think I need to track my calories and be more mindful of that so I’ve ordered some paleo recipe books online and I will sit tonight and plan my week ahead. 
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I have really really struggled This last week. I just totally list my mojo. My food has been awful. It’s very unlike me, but I have had several times where I’ve just eaten everything in sight. I don’t feel like I really did w30 this time round.
    So I’m restarting. It’s annoying that my month off alcohol couldn’t coincide with my month of healthy food so although earlier in the month I felt good I am ending the month really feeling deflated and not feeling good at all. 
     
    I love the whole food lifestyle though and when I get on it, I feel so much better, literally within days, so that’s my plan. I’m going to take the w30 food plus no drinking but I think I need to track my calories and be more mindful of that so I’ve ordered some paleo recipe books online and I will sit tonight and plan my week ahead. 
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Hi everyone. 
    i’n not sure what I’d do with the sugar dilemma. Maybe see how you feel once the covid has gone. I had no actual symptoms when I had covid but the brain fog and weird neurological side effects lingered for 6 weeks and it took a good strict w30 to clear it and feel better. The effects of a few spoons of medicine are going to be negligible but if it prevents you ‘slaying the sugar dragon’ then you might need to add a few days more on . 
     
    I’m feeling so tired. That’s not w30 related, just exhausted from life. It’s Thursday, it’s been a loooong week. I also find sometimes when I’m really in the throes of the tiger blood that I just do so much that I feel tired- does that make sense? I made crispy coated chicken with some seasoned almond flour and egg wash, with a simple salad for dinner and it was really tasty. Gearing up for our 4th dry weekend in Jan. my husband is planning which chianti he is drinking on 1st feb, whereas I’m…. Not. Not quite. I think I’m going to stay off the alcohol for a little while longer, although let’s see how I feel once the 30 days are up. 
     
    is everyone starting to think of reintroductions? What’s everyone’s plan post 30?? 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    For me it’s always sugar that creeps back in. I could live day today day 100% grain and dairy free, but I do reintroduce alcohol and then eventually sugar creeps back in. That being said, I can go months without any. Usually it is emotional eating that brings it back, not a genuine desire for a specific thing, but triggered by a stressful situation where I revert back to my old coping strategy. I’d like to do longer than the month without alcohol this time round, I regularly do a dry month (did 5 last year) but never more than a month at a time! 
     
    my hip hurt today, a recurring injury caused by running (and not stretching) so today I didn’t run or do a workout class which is very unlike me. But I need to look after it as I had a lot of injury time last year and I don’t want that again. I did 30 mins of yoga though. My lunch was leftover bolognese sauce and broccoli and my dinner tonight will be lamb steaks and roasted tomatoes with garlic and basil 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    For me it’s always sugar that creeps back in. I could live day today day 100% grain and dairy free, but I do reintroduce alcohol and then eventually sugar creeps back in. That being said, I can go months without any. Usually it is emotional eating that brings it back, not a genuine desire for a specific thing, but triggered by a stressful situation where I revert back to my old coping strategy. I’d like to do longer than the month without alcohol this time round, I regularly do a dry month (did 5 last year) but never more than a month at a time! 
     
    my hip hurt today, a recurring injury caused by running (and not stretching) so today I didn’t run or do a workout class which is very unlike me. But I need to look after it as I had a lot of injury time last year and I don’t want that again. I did 30 mins of yoga though. My lunch was leftover bolognese sauce and broccoli and my dinner tonight will be lamb steaks and roasted tomatoes with garlic and basil 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    It’s finally Friday. This week has been so busy! We have nothing in for dinner either and so my husband is going to pick something up on the way home. To prepare for this I ate a chicken breast after work just to take the edge off my hunger and strengthen my resolve a bit. I barely even stopped for a drink of water today and have hardly eaten any veg. If he brings something off plan, I think I’ll do a baked potato and salad and just go very simple. 
     
    The weekends are always harder for me, I just find I eat more generally and not always mindfully. So that’s my aim for the weekend, just to keep my head in the game and focus. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    It’s finally Friday. This week has been so busy! We have nothing in for dinner either and so my husband is going to pick something up on the way home. To prepare for this I ate a chicken breast after work just to take the edge off my hunger and strengthen my resolve a bit. I barely even stopped for a drink of water today and have hardly eaten any veg. If he brings something off plan, I think I’ll do a baked potato and salad and just go very simple. 
     
    The weekends are always harder for me, I just find I eat more generally and not always mindfully. So that’s my aim for the weekend, just to keep my head in the game and focus. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @MizRikoh no, hope you recover quickly 
     
    re: tater-tots! Ok, like a potato croquette type thing? Mash potato inside, coated outside? My kids would love them! Lots of brands of potato products here have dextrose in them, in fact a lot of stores own brands have every single potato item with dextrose added <Morrisons> To make them crispy. Sometimes it’s easier when it’s just ‘no’ to all isn’t it? I find you can’t beat a roast potato, made properly with love and duck fat. Joyous! 
     
    tiger blood? Yes I think I’m starting to feel her roar! I ran 16km yesterday and at times I felt I was flying, really energised. I’ve got the tell tale sign (for me) of wanting to throw the windows open and clean/tidy/organise my life, it’s usually an indicator for me as I feel so motivated and energised. Yesterday afternoon I sorted out a full sack of clothes and put them on Facebook Free stuff and got rid of them, and also cleaned my house from top to bottom. I did nearly 30k steps in total! So yes, I am definitely feeling the tiger blood in there somewhere. 
     
    my boy is still off with covid so I am working from home today ( hopefully the last day) 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @MizRikoh no, hope you recover quickly 
     
    re: tater-tots! Ok, like a potato croquette type thing? Mash potato inside, coated outside? My kids would love them! Lots of brands of potato products here have dextrose in them, in fact a lot of stores own brands have every single potato item with dextrose added <Morrisons> To make them crispy. Sometimes it’s easier when it’s just ‘no’ to all isn’t it? I find you can’t beat a roast potato, made properly with love and duck fat. Joyous! 
     
    tiger blood? Yes I think I’m starting to feel her roar! I ran 16km yesterday and at times I felt I was flying, really energised. I’ve got the tell tale sign (for me) of wanting to throw the windows open and clean/tidy/organise my life, it’s usually an indicator for me as I feel so motivated and energised. Yesterday afternoon I sorted out a full sack of clothes and put them on Facebook Free stuff and got rid of them, and also cleaned my house from top to bottom. I did nearly 30k steps in total! So yes, I am definitely feeling the tiger blood in there somewhere. 
     
    my boy is still off with covid so I am working from home today ( hopefully the last day) 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I’m feeling really tired today. I did 2 classes at the gym this morning, slept well last night etc but this afternoon I’ve just felt really tired. I might have a bath tonight and try and get to bed early. My son has covid (asymptomatic) but I hope it’s not a sign of that being on the cards… 
    I made some pork mince burgers tonight with tomato purée and dairy free (compliant) cheese (which I’m fairly sure that although the ingredients were compliant, the concept isn’t?!) the cheese wasn’t on the top, it was like a Parmesan style and it was mixed in with the meat.very tasty. I will be having one of those for breakfast tomorrow with salad. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Well it’s day 13 here and I feel good, considering my boy has covid, I’m working from home, I’m missing some really important things at work and have had to leave them in incompetent hands and…. I feel chill. Serene. Ran after I finished working and definitely felt the tiger starting to purr. 
     
    food prep is one of my ultimate favourite things about this plan. Is my Sunday ‘me time’, while cooking the family roast I make all my things for the week. Usually it’s my mayo, a meat thing (eg koftas, fish cakes or chicken) for lunches, a veg thing (this week it was roasted tomatoes with garlic and basil) and prep a meal for Monday nights as well. Chop some carrot sticks and make a dip. It really helps me to streamline my menu as I then have the same thing for lunch until weds/thurs. I often pack them up in tubs as well so I can literally add a handful of fresh leaves and take to work. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Mamatutu in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Well it’s day 13 here and I feel good, considering my boy has covid, I’m working from home, I’m missing some really important things at work and have had to leave them in incompetent hands and…. I feel chill. Serene. Ran after I finished working and definitely felt the tiger starting to purr. 
     
    food prep is one of my ultimate favourite things about this plan. Is my Sunday ‘me time’, while cooking the family roast I make all my things for the week. Usually it’s my mayo, a meat thing (eg koftas, fish cakes or chicken) for lunches, a veg thing (this week it was roasted tomatoes with garlic and basil) and prep a meal for Monday nights as well. Chop some carrot sticks and make a dip. It really helps me to streamline my menu as I then have the same thing for lunch until weds/thurs. I often pack them up in tubs as well so I can literally add a handful of fresh leaves and take to work. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @MizRiki completely understand, I have a lifelong love:hate relationship with my scales. Of all the whole30 things we have to give up, I find that the hardest. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Well it’s day 13 here and I feel good, considering my boy has covid, I’m working from home, I’m missing some really important things at work and have had to leave them in incompetent hands and…. I feel chill. Serene. Ran after I finished working and definitely felt the tiger starting to purr. 
     
    food prep is one of my ultimate favourite things about this plan. Is my Sunday ‘me time’, while cooking the family roast I make all my things for the week. Usually it’s my mayo, a meat thing (eg koftas, fish cakes or chicken) for lunches, a veg thing (this week it was roasted tomatoes with garlic and basil) and prep a meal for Monday nights as well. Chop some carrot sticks and make a dip. It really helps me to streamline my menu as I then have the same thing for lunch until weds/thurs. I often pack them up in tubs as well so I can literally add a handful of fresh leaves and take to work. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Difficult day for me today. Had my covid booster, felt a bit rubbish and have a really sore arm and a headache tonight. All day at school we’ve been covid testing and I have spent the day phoning parents and chasing covid results- genuinely, covid makes up 75% of my daily work. What would I do without it??!! (Jokes, it’s a nightmare and I can’t wait for it to be over!) 
    foods been on track but average. Leftover roast dinner, cold roast pork, fruit, salad. Glad I prepped so much yesterday as it was great to open the fridge and find good w30 staples in there. 
     
    1/3 of the way though now. Day 10&11 are notoriously difficult, so I’m bracing myself for another difficult day tomorrow but hopefully the tiger blood is in sight soon! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @itskatiegirl11 if you experiment with brands of coconut milk in cans you can find them with a high fat content, store in the back of the fridge and when you open the can you get a thick dollop of coconut cream which is very nice with frozen fruit on . Use the liquid coconut milk for a smoothie or other cooking 
    anyone in the uk- the brand In Lidl is almost entirely solid coconut cream in the can! 
    bare in mind though that any sweet ‘treats’ /puddings are technically banned, they are under the ‘baked goods’ rules/used to be called SWYPOs and the moderators will tell us off and delete our posts about them if we discuss them in here. MU runs a very tight ship. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Also fave recipes: chimichurri chicken, all the W30 recipes I’ve tried have been good, there’s a citrus ginger sauce one on fish that was particularly delicious. 
     
    tonight I’m having a pork in paprika with cranberries and Clementines juice. Looks delicious but I’m going to hiit class first and will eat it later
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Morning everyone, it’s 8am Uk Sunday here! Yesterday I had a weird day, I went to bootcamp then took the children out and did 17,000 steps before having any lunch. I felt so hungry as soon as I ate, I had salmon and salad (at a restaurant but I ensured it was all on board) but I think the knock on effect of all that was that I was exhausted, hungry and really struggled all evening to keep out of the kitchen. Our cupboards are empty too so nothing i could make as an evening snack. I did restrain myself (didn’t crack and eat the kids junk) but it was hard. It reminds me the importance of planning and making sure I have enough in. 
     
    now I have done so many whole30, I’m never so fussed about breakfast, like someone said up the thread, it never excites me and I find eggs just so… eggy! I prefer to make an absolutely delicious lunch which I can really enjoy. I also really struggle to eat the pre-post workout snacks, often just allowing myself something in the evening instead if I’ve done a long run that day. We learn what suits us. I never worry that I don’t eat enough, I am completely the opposite and a lot of normal foods become ‘food with no brakes’ for me once I am on this plan because I am a chronic emotional eater. I often omit nuts, nut butter, dried fruit etc entirely during w30 because since going paleo, those things are effectively my ‘chocolate’ so they have to go too. 
     
    Right. I am off to get dressed, going out with my dear friend (also a w30er!) for a longer run today, 12-14km and a good chat to put the world to rights. Then food shopping, covid booster Jab, and meal prep is my plan for the day, and if I can squeeze a little yoga in this evening as well then that will set me up for the week ahead. 
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Mamatutu in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Difficult day for me today. Had my covid booster, felt a bit rubbish and have a really sore arm and a headache tonight. All day at school we’ve been covid testing and I have spent the day phoning parents and chasing covid results- genuinely, covid makes up 75% of my daily work. What would I do without it??!! (Jokes, it’s a nightmare and I can’t wait for it to be over!) 
    foods been on track but average. Leftover roast dinner, cold roast pork, fruit, salad. Glad I prepped so much yesterday as it was great to open the fridge and find good w30 staples in there. 
     
    1/3 of the way though now. Day 10&11 are notoriously difficult, so I’m bracing myself for another difficult day tomorrow but hopefully the tiger blood is in sight soon! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @christine19 happy new year! Good to see you here too! 
     
    I slept much better last night, no weird night sweats, no weird dreams…. I’m glad it’s Friday but also slightly apprehensive about the first dry weekend. A lot of my family are doing dry January so that’s quite motivating. I also have those flickers of motivating energy, it’s amazing how quickly they reappear and I find quicker with subsequent W30s. I have this tremendous urge to clear out my wardrobes and storage in Marie Kondo style, just throw everything to charity and have lovely open clear cupboards! Usually an indicator that my w30 is starting to work! 
     
    have a great day everyone. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    For any uk people, there certainly are w30 compliant things available, we just have to look harder for them! NKD bars are compliant (equivalent to the much promoted ‘larabars’) and Lidl’s own version is too although I find them sweeter and more ‘no brakes’ than the more expensive ones. For seasoning etc, a lot of store own spice blends are compliant whereas Schwartz brand tend to be sweetened and contain gluten. There’s also some Jamie Oliver curry pastes which are compliant, makes a really easy curry with coconut milk and chicken and veg. Tinned fish in oil and also some of the brands in tomato sauce are compliant. You just have to be ‘that annoying woman’ in the supermarket who reads every single label. I generally shop in Lidl but every now and then I do a huge shop in Tesco and hunt down these elusive compliant goodies. It can add a bit of variety and convenience 
     
    I am day 6 today, and I feel really tired. Work is very busy and I am have started a new job with longer hours so that’s hard going. Went for a run this evening. Dinner was duck breast and roasted rainbow carrots. I had some frozen mango and cherries afterwards too. I still feel hungry now but to be honest I think I’m just exhausted. I had a decent length sleep last night but I was weirdly sweating buckets and woke up with the bed and my pjs drenched in sweat, it was horrible. Hopefully that’s a sign my body is detoxing all the December crap! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @Mamatutu I agree- we have no approved W30 things here. I manage ok but i get very envious when I hear about compliant Italian sausage and things like that! 
     
    day 5 for me today. I feel pretty good, work was busy and I was starving by lunchtime but I had taken my food with me so was fully prepared. Tonight I have made a spicy pineapple chicken dish which I will have with mashed swede. Looks really tasty in the oven at the moment. 
     
    no workout for me as such today, Wednesday is always my rest day. I will do a yoga video later though, I am following Adrienes 30 day yoga this month although I’m not managing it every day, so doing day 3 today. 
     
    after my meal I will prep my lunch for tomorrow. It might be leftovers from today if there’s enough left, or salad and fish if not. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Mamatutu in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I like the cacao orange one from Lidl but they are too yummy so I’ve banned myself from them for this round. 
     
    Friday night, no alcohol, no junk food! I am so incredibly hungry, meeting overran at work and I missed my lunch, then worked at home and now just cooking dinner. A simple rib eye and sweet potato fries and salad! I hope to get a good nights sleep tonight, and feel the benefits of no alcohol tomorrow!