Lauren L

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    Lauren L got a reaction from Molly79 in First Whole30 FINISHED!!!!   
    I couldn't wait to get up this morning to take my stats. I was 100% compliant these last 30 days. NOT EASY!!! The sugar detox was the worst part of it. I got through the haze of days 2-5 and then it was on to the races for me. I have, strike that, HAD a total of 72.4 pounds to lose going into this. .I felt completely out of control with my food and Whole30 was a last ditched effort for me to get it together already and make some REAL changes. No sugar at all. No baked goods, not even Heinz ketchup (love the Whole30 stuff!) and now I like my homemade mayo better than Hellman's. I don't even miss it. Yes, I will always love sweets and carbs and dairy, but I am not ready to phase them back into my diet for the moment. I have read all the books and I know I need to slowly start eating foods I restricted over the last 30 days, but I am just not going to do it yet. I will allow myself some fresh corn here and there and some beans on occasion, but I am going for another 30 days and look forward to continuing this lifestyle indefinitely. I WAS NEVER HUNGRY!!! FAT IS MY FRIEND (cue the dancing avocadoes, EVOO and bacon grease). Fruits taste better, I sleep better , my skin is more bright and less broken out and I am sleeping like a well rested champion. I raise a glass of my favorite Polar seltzer water and cheers you ALL to your efforts. This is not easy, but it SURE is WORTH it! 
    Pounds lost: 10.8
    Inches lost: 7 3/4  
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    Lauren L reacted to Brocha in Start Date May 24th!   
    GUYS TODAY IS DAY 30!  How are you feeling?  
    I'm feeling great!  I actually think Im going to keep this up for as long as possible.  See where this goes.  There are only a few things I miss, but like I've said I'm and all or nothing person, so I have gotten very good and not giving in to the temptations. 
    I have not been bloated and I think that has a lot to do with grains and dairy. 
    But i will say I miss a good glass of wine!
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    Lauren L reacted to Brocha in STARTING MAY 24TH - Who's with me? (after Shavuos)   
    Everyone ready?  I have to say I’m actually not. But I will not put it off.  I’ll have to wing it for the first day.  I pretty much will be fine.  Just don’t have a good lunch prepared.  
    I’m excited.  
    we got this !!!
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    Lauren L reacted to AmyRose in STARTING MAY 24TH - Who's with me? (after Shavuos)   
    Hi Jennifer! And Laurie and Lauren, too.
    I will be starting on the 24th also, right after I get back from vacation. I’m truly looking forward to feeling wonderful after I eliminate all these foods from my daily rotation. And it’s always good to take this journey with other people.
    I think I’ll make some white chicken chili to kick off my first week. One of my favorite whole 30 recipes; I’m sure it will put me in a great mood. 
    Good Luck to all!
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    Lauren L reacted to mbg17 in STARTING MAY 24TH - Who's with me? (after Shavuos)   
    Hello everyone, 
    I am also starting tomorrow, May 24. I had a very successful round a few years ago, but haven't been able to stick to it again since. COVID hasn't helped. But, I am very motivated right now and have the food prepped and support from husband (he's the cook around here). Would love accountability!
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    Lauren L got a reaction from Brocha in STARTING MAY 24TH - Who's with me? (after Shavuos)   
    Hi Jennifer! I am starting on the 24th as well! Was going to do it today, but I want to go back over the book and get some essentials prepped before I start next Monday. I've lost 50 lbs as least 3 times in my life and my relationship with food has been fickle over the years. Hoping for a complete reset and looking forward to making positive changes that last for life. WE GOT THIS!!! (most likely doing at least a Whole 60)