Focusedwave

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    Focusedwave got a reaction from BabyBear in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    I did it!!! I am whole30. Yesterday was day 30. I really feel so much better eating this way. There isnt much I want to reintroduce at this point. I did buy some creamer while on round that I realized once I got home has monkfruit in it, so I didnt use any. I will try it today. I am not going to try dairy for awhile, I feel like that is one of my issues and I dont look forward to the negative side effects. Maybe I will start with legumes, after monkfruit. 
    Will weight and take my measurements later. 
    I have been feeling very run down lately, but I think that is because I am working a ton. 
    I really am so proud of myself!!
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from BabyBear in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    R1D21
    Day 21 how is it even possible that it is already day 21? I am loving how I am feeling!!! The bloating is gone. My stomach feels flat most of the time. My watch is looser, my clothes are looser too. Is looser a word? Lol looks weird.
    I am more positive, have a better outlook on life because I am in control of what I am eating and feeling great because I am feeding my body good healthy food. 
    I started studying food and nutrition about 6 to 8 months ago and it is so interesting to learn how food affects our bodies. I wish that I could teach the world to eat for their health. 
    I am not sure if I will be doing reintroduction at day 31, might just continue this way for a bit. I am not missing much food wise. The only thing I really miss is hummus and bean chips. We shall see.
    Keep kicking booty Shawna!!!
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    R1D21
    Day 21 how is it even possible that it is already day 21? I am loving how I am feeling!!! The bloating is gone. My stomach feels flat most of the time. My watch is looser, my clothes are looser too. Is looser a word? Lol looks weird.
    I am more positive, have a better outlook on life because I am in control of what I am eating and feeling great because I am feeding my body good healthy food. 
    I started studying food and nutrition about 6 to 8 months ago and it is so interesting to learn how food affects our bodies. I wish that I could teach the world to eat for their health. 
    I am not sure if I will be doing reintroduction at day 31, might just continue this way for a bit. I am not missing much food wise. The only thing I really miss is hummus and bean chips. We shall see.
    Keep kicking booty Shawna!!!
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    Focusedwave reacted to BabyBear in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Sounds like you are rocking your whole 30!  Congrats on all the terrific NSV.  
    Egg cups are so versatile and easy!  I love tossing left over meats and veggies in them and making them like mini quiche/frittatas.  Keeps the flavors new and interesting.  
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from BabyBear in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    R1D16!!! Day 16, more than half way to my 30!!! 
    Made egg cups with shredded zucchini and YUMMY!!! So moist! 
    Trying some new things. Had my hubby pick me up some random squashes at the corn maze he went to, just cut them up and roasted them. Tried green beans for the first time in years. Roasted those too. Still not big on them, but glad I tried them. 
    I deal with anxiety, especially in new situations or going someplace new. Well the other day I had to go to the UPS store. I did it! I also stopped at our Aldi's store. It was remodeled about a year ago and I wasnt able to bring myself to going in. I am a creature of routine and habit and things being the same, but a new layout...that can send me into panic mode. But I went in, by myself. I wandered around and looked at all the gorgeous produce and really loved the new spacious layout they had. I was able to go at my own pace because I was alone and it was quite nice. Found a couple of whole30 compatible foods and left feeling great! I am so proud of me!!
    Havent experienced great increase in energy, but hopeful. I work 12 to 15 hours a day, so I dont know if I will see a huge jump in energy. I use a lot of energy at work anyway, we shall see. 
    Able to stay more in the moment, that is huge for me.
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from BabyBear in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    R1D17
    I caught my reflection in our great big windows at work and stopped and admired myself. Turning this way and that and really loving what I saw. Just a great intimate moment with myself.
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from lizziehall in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Shredded zucchini is a game changer!! Thank you for suggesting to doing that!!
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    Focusedwave reacted to LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    You CAN do hard things. Just for today. YAY!!
    I started Imperfect Foods deliveries a couple of weeks ago and have been very happy with it. Between my CSA, Butcherbox, and Imperfect Foods, I almost never need to physically go grocery shopping anymore. Pretty cool.
    As is the feeling of your clothes getting too big when you have weight to lose. Though that's nothing compared to developing a habit for speaking your truth. So happy for you!
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    R1Day12
    Last night I made some salmon patties, they are SO good. I get a little irritated with all the food planning sometimes but then get happy when I eat such delicious good for me food!! I am roasting veggies a lot, so tasty! I joined a food delivery service for imperfect foods that cannot be sold to markets or restaurants.  Foods that would be wasted. It seems like a great service and I get to help the environment in the process. 
    My clothes are getting to big, will have to get some smaller ones soon. 
    I havent been logging my food everyday, it started to feel like a diet that way. I know I am eating compliant foods, no need to write down everything I eat. I will journal my foods once I start reintroducing things so that I can figure out my sensitivities. I am not really missing much food wise though. Not gonna be in a big hurry to reintroduce. 
    I had a major NSV victory yesterday. I have been bad about keeping my emotions and feelings inside when it is something uncomfortable instead of speaking up. Yesterday I spoke up to my husband about what I was feeling in regards to his mom. When I told him how I felt, the earth didnt stop spinning, the skies didnt grow black and scary, instead he hugged me and supported me. I can do hard things, just for today!!
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Thank you so much for the reminder to not overthink things. I tend to overthink a lot!!! I needed this reminder
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Omg the dishes!!! It seems like I am always doing dishes, but that means I am cooking, so it's good thing really!! I am thankful for the dishes.
    Really trying to focus on the reasons I eat. Really wanted to step on the scale, but resisted. I don't need to think about the weight really. I need to think about the nsv and that's it. Don't really need to lose weight, it is so much more about my health, so why am I called by that darn scale? Luckily, the only scale we have is the Wii fit board and a scale at work. The Wii isn't even hooked up. The scale at work is pretty accessible since I am at work so much, but again, Shawna....it's not about the number silly woman!!! I will approach the scale like I do most things in my life...one day at a time!!! 
     
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    Focusedwave reacted to LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    In my experience psyllium husk affects form more than movement, if you know what I mean. If you tend to have loose stools, it'll help you make poops you can be proud of--you know, those perfectly bulky "s" curves.
    But if you're already going once a day I'd say try not to overthink it or create too many variable. Everything you're doing in terms of diet and lifestyle will likely help.
    So happy you're feeling great today!!
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    R1D10 Feeling a little run down today. Got my mud water shipment 2 days ago. I love the taste and totally believe it will help me to kick the coffee habit. Wanna try zucchini boat tacos. 
    I had a lot of energy yesterday, woke up feeling sluggish today. 
    I am loving this though. Overall I feel great. My mind is clearer too! Just today, I can do hard things, just today
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Today is R1D8. I got through the first week!!! NSV...I bought some new shoes in my regular size about a month ago, but they were snug. I kept wearing my old ones but tried them on again today, much better!! Did my feet lose weight? Lol 
    Feeling less inflammation. Bloating is still there some. Loose plans for food this week, gonna prep a few things but I have a lot of things still from last week. Frozen cauliflower rice is a life saver with the hours I work.
    I used to abuse my body so much. I didnt care what I ate, I was an alcoholic and smoked. I am becoming a health nut and I love it!! 
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    I take mega foods blood builder iron. I have to take just about double the amount of most supplements because I dont absorb normally. I take two different magnesium supplements. Now foods magnesium citrate and Purely Holistic magnesium glycinate. 
    I guess I would say that technically I am not constipated,  I do go once per day, but I know it could be better/easier. I am researching psyllium husk and acacia powder. I will also look into the products you suggested. I like that the floradix has a liquid supplement. I absorb liquid a lot better.
    Thank you so much!
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Thank you SO much!! This is such a supportive site, you people get me!!!
    No one around me eats the way I do. My husband is extremely supportive,  but he doesn't truly understand why I nearly danced a jig of glee when I found sugar free bacon!! Lol
    Thank you for the support, I am grateful!
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    I take magnesium supplements everyday. I think I have the issue probably because of the amount of iron I have to take due to the gastric bypass. I will just keep drinking lots of water and eating all my veggies. It is helping.
    Is there a certain magnesium that you swear by?
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from decker_bear in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Thank you SO much!! This is such a supportive site, you people get me!!!
    No one around me eats the way I do. My husband is extremely supportive,  but he doesn't truly understand why I nearly danced a jig of glee when I found sugar free bacon!! Lol
    Thank you for the support, I am grateful!
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    Focusedwave reacted to decker_bear in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Giving up nicotine is SO HARD! Good for you! I weaned off the same way, cigarettes to a vape and then lowered the nicotine. I vaped a non-nicotine for months because it was so hard to give up the habit. I finally had to give it up when my rent went up and my ex paid off his child support arrears all at the same time. I can only imagine how hard it would be doing it in the midst of a W30. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!! 
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    Focusedwave reacted to LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    No truer words were ever written. BRAVO!! You really have transformed yourself in remarkable ways--and you just keep getting and doing better for yourself!
    As for your regularity issues . . . have you ever tried a magnesium supplement? Changed my life. 
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    R1D7
    Today mark's the end of week one!! Already!!! I need to work on a plan for next week. I am loving looking at recipes. I need to get more fiber in to help my digestion. Ever since my gastric bypass I have had trouble being regular. I had been taking a fiber supplement powder prior to whole30, but it is wheat dextrin, so I need something else. I did find a tea that is all natural and compliant that seems to be helping and the healthy fruits and veggies are helping too. 
    Being that I work 80 to 100 hours a week I dont know if I will notice tiger blood. I work a lot and on my days off I am completely exhausted. I am no spring chicken either. 47. But I have a lot of drive and I know that giving my body good healthy foods will only be that much better for me.
    I ordered some mud water, cant wait to try that! Went from having 4 large dunkin donuts iced coffees full of sugar and dairy to now drinking black half caff, made at home but ready to cut my caffeine even more.
    My mood swings weren't as bad yesterday. One day at a time I can do hard things! 
    Almost off of nicotine as well. A month ago I gave up cigs and only vape now. Stepped down one nicotine level a few days ago. 
    I used to neglect my health so much. I was an alcoholic who didnt care if I died, now I am sober almost 6 years and I want to live!!!
    I love myself now and that is a beautiful beautiful thing!!
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from decker_bear in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Thank you so much! Yesterday I ended up stopping at the store to just to grab some peppers, I have NEVER EVER done that. I still dont like the green, only red, yellow and orange. I find their flavor to be milder and a little sweet, and only roasted will do
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    I used to eat pizza every single day bit gave that up when I quit sugar and flour a year and a half ago. I switched to making almond flour tortilla pizzas when the craving would hit, but havent had one of those in 7 days Eating healthy fuels me, pizza weighed me down!
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Thank you so much! Yesterday I ended up stopping at the store to just to grab some peppers, I have NEVER EVER done that. I still dont like the green, only red, yellow and orange. I find their flavor to be milder and a little sweet, and only roasted will do
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    Focusedwave got a reaction from LadyM in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Yesterday was a KATT day for sure. I didnt want to deal with anyone at work except for my husband. He kept me grounded and positive. It helps to work with someone who understands my moods. 
    I used to HATE bell peppers. Wouldn't eat them for anything. Wouldnt eat dishes that they were in, but now I have discovered that I love them roasted!! A little charred...yes please. 
    I got anxious feeling yesterday because I didn't know exactly what I was going to eat. I had plenty of compliant foods, but didnt have a plan for what to actually eat. I made it through just fine. For dinner I made a version of chicken fried rice with cauliflower rice and it was wonderful!
    I feel like I have already slimmed down, I know it has to be the less bloating, feels fantastic! 
    My husband will say, "You look so skinny" and I reply, "Healthy, I look healthy" 
    I am loving this! I am grateful that I found whole30!