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    tiffysquid reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Back on track today. Tomorrow's breakfast and lunch are prepped and tomorrow's dinner will be Whole Foods.
    I have been a bit more relaxed though. Did not really have much of a dinner since lunch was late and larger. Grazed off of my kid's plates. Did their roasted broccoli touch rice and ketchup? Probably. No visible contamination, but something I would not do during my 30 days. This was not eating after I was already full and I feel better about less food waste. Dog got the extra chicken nugget and some rice (haha), but I cleaned up the veggies.
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    tiffysquid reacted to MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I am literally the worst at reintro. I mess it up every time. 
     
    bad bad bad weekend.  
     
    Plans…. Heading back to Whole30 for an unknown amount of time. Maybe two weeks, maybe 30 days, maybe longer. Then I REALLY need to do a proper reintro. 
     
    Good luck to all of you 
    Rikki 
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    tiffysquid got a reaction from Barbara M in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I had a pretty darned good day! I have moved on to "Whole 30-ish". Today I went to my favorite brunch spot in a nearby town, sat outside in the cold Because Covid, and had Eggs Benedict -- but instead of bread or English muffin, I had them put it over spinach.
    So yummy!
    Went on a nice walk, maybe 2-3 miles, with a friend on the river nearby.
     
     
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    tiffysquid got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I had a pretty darned good day! I have moved on to "Whole 30-ish". Today I went to my favorite brunch spot in a nearby town, sat outside in the cold Because Covid, and had Eggs Benedict -- but instead of bread or English muffin, I had them put it over spinach.
    So yummy!
    Went on a nice walk, maybe 2-3 miles, with a friend on the river nearby.
     
     
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    tiffysquid reacted to Barbara M in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Thank you so much, @Aliem999! Also, I hope you feel better soon! I really appreciate it. Good to know about the raw veggies. I'm trying to increase my portions overall, but it's just hard to have enough time and energy to cook so much food. Still, I'm planning to do a Whole40, since my joint aches and pains haven't gone away (they've kind of gotten worse), to see if I just need a bit longer. 
    Big congrats to everyone who has finished the program!!! Cheers to all of you!!! Anyone have any Tiger Blood (catching up on posts now)??
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    tiffysquid reacted to MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I don’t know what I was thinking…. Clearly I was in a post Night Shift fog and NOT thinking.
     
    A co-worker and I grabbed breakfast together on our way home from the hospital. I made the decision that I would intro gluten/flour. So I got a breakfast sandwich that was grilled chicken on a biscuit. No cheese. No sauce. Nothing else. Just chicken and a biscuit. I didn’t even add egg because I already know those can give me headaches. 
    I felt good about my decision. Enjoyed breakfast and the company. Went to bed feeling fine. 
    Woke up this afternoon  to head back to work and suddenly had a full thought process. Well crap! That biscuit …. It’s not just made of flour alone!!! It most likely had eggs, milk and even sugar in it. It had all the things!!! 
    I still feel fine. No reaction. No bloating. No issues. Still screwed that reintro up! LOL. 
    Sooooo now back to Whole30 I go. No plans for what to do next other than no more post Night Shift breakfast runs! 
     
    whoops! 
     
     
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    tiffysquid reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @tiffysquidunkown but likely the flu. Vomiting and such. I fell off the wagon, but I have a plan to be back on starting tomorrow. Between vomiting and not being able to shop and barely eating, I just struggled.
    Lost 14.6 pounds....but likely only 8-10 of them are real weight loss (see my post on my journal). I plan to pretty much be complaint all next week, though maybe I'll add like a gin and soda next weekend. Don't plan on deviating food wise though for the next 8 days.
    @MizRik Sushi would have rice, could have soy if you dip it. If you are having rolls, it could have all sorts of things. Soy, sugar, wheat if it's tempura. If you have previously done a reintro, why not. If not, maybe just stick to the fish and rice? Don't reintroduce things first that you don't really want.
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    tiffysquid reacted to MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Congrats on the blood pressure and weight loss!! That’s awesome!! 
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    tiffysquid reacted to MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Tiff, applause for trying some nonalc ideas. Another idea is to try shrubs - a few weeks ago I purchased a key lime balsamic vinegar (kind of like a shrub) and the gal at the store (it's a specialty olive oil/vinegar shop) and she mentioned it was delightful in a sparkling water  - tasted a bit like seven-up!  And it did, w/o the sugar!
    I've dived right back into true drinking - but in moderation. Tonight we made margaritas but I used Swerve.
    The husband and I are in a groove not needing breads, dairy....but we are going to have vegetarian enchiladas (with grain free home made tortillas), no cheese, but trying pinto beans to reintroduce some legumes.  Adding the cauliflower mexi-rice... 
    Really encouraged with this last W30 - today at the doctor's office, my BP was completely normal...also, I think I might have mentioned I've lost 11 lbs. I feel like I really really can't go back to 11 lbs more and super motivated to keep it that way.
    Best of luck to everyone and the continuing journey
     
     
    J
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    tiffysquid got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @MizRik sounds good, waiting on the reintro!
    @MaddMac sounds like a good Day 31!
    @Aliem999i hope you get to feeling better. flu or Covid or unknown?
     
    I tried another nonalcoholic drink tonight, with some sugar. Either the sugar or the natural flavors are causing a weird sensation in my mouth and tongue. I sometimes have citrus/orange allergies, so I suspect that is the culprit. I was kind of hoping that had gone away. Oh well!
    Otherwise still on-plan. Felt the urge to go get a bagel and cream cheese. Didn't.
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    tiffysquid got a reaction from MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @MizRik sounds good, waiting on the reintro!
    @MaddMac sounds like a good Day 31!
    @Aliem999i hope you get to feeling better. flu or Covid or unknown?
     
    I tried another nonalcoholic drink tonight, with some sugar. Either the sugar or the natural flavors are causing a weird sensation in my mouth and tongue. I sometimes have citrus/orange allergies, so I suspect that is the culprit. I was kind of hoping that had gone away. Oh well!
    Otherwise still on-plan. Felt the urge to go get a bagel and cream cheese. Didn't.
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    tiffysquid got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I almost blew it today -- I wanted a chocolate bar, and was wandering around in our small town, feeling hungry (or was it just PMS?). But I thought, jeeeeez, I only have to make it to February 3.
    On the fence about whether to extend the Whole30. I might make it a Whole45 or Whole60. Or I might cheat a tiny bit here and there, go back to "Whole30-ish mostly-paleo" eating, which I did for a few years. I ended up getting gout, and I do have high cholesterol -- but in every other way I felt much better (I have chronic illness issues).
    So yeah. I don't know what I'm doing! Argh. Mainly PMS'ing, is what I'm doing.
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    tiffysquid reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @Barbara M I see a lot of greens and raw veggies. For me, those tend to be super bulky and it's way harder to eat 5 cups of raw spinach than one cup of cooked spinach (and that's probably the same amount of spinach.) You could also try some bulkier veggies like carrots (cooked are super yummy), broccoli, cauliflower. Also, how much avocado are you eating? At least half? Shrimp is super lean. You could probably eat like 10 of them (small - medium size) to get the calories you need (I know we don't count calories, but it takes a lot of shrimp to equate to 4-6 oz of chicken in terms of sustenance). If you do a quick google search 100g (3.5oz so not even a full serving) of chicken breast is about 180 calories with 9 grams of fat and shrimp is about 99 calories with zero grams of fat. Super good for you, but not super filling. Note: Once again. Not saying count calories. Just trying to give an example on why a palm sized portion of shrimp will probably not keep you full.
    Not sure what portions you are eating besides your half of an apple.
    Also, do you work out? A mini meal after might be good.
    Those are some great NSV!!!!!
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    tiffysquid reacted to Barbara M in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Hi All, hope everyone is doing okay! Exciting to hear about all the NSVs - that's awesome! Congrats to everyone! 
    I've just started Day 21. I felt really good the first week, then I got my period which kind of took me out, and now, for the last week, I've been having headaches every day and am really tired at night. And I find I'm still getting hungry between meals. I'm trying to eat as much as I can, and to eat potatoes for carbs and fat at every meal, but it sometimes still doesn't feel like enough. I already spend 30 mins eating my meal each time (way more than I used to before Whole30, lol!), so I feel like it's enough food. I also don't have more than 30 mins to spend on meals. But maybe I need to add more?
    Does anyone have any advice? I know the headaches and tiredness might also be work stress and sitting in front of a computer all day. But I want to know if I'm missing anything. Here's what I ate yesterday: 
    Breakfast: sausage, potato, kale, onion with avocado and 1/2 apple and some oil on top  Lunch: Brussel sprout slaw with shrimp, avocado, other veggies, and 1/2 apple  Dinner: salad from Sweet Green - mixed two salads together to have a mixed green salad with tomatoes, avocado, chicken, mixed greens, and kale with oil dressing and a side of sweet potatoes I think what's really going on is I feel so tied to my meals now. I notice that once I start to eat, my headache will go away and I'll feel more energized. But, in between, those symptoms come back. On the plus side, this is making me see how important fueling my body really is!!! 
    Maybe I just need more sleep ... 
    Here are some of the victories I've had: feeling more energized when I wake up and at work, more focused during the work day, feeling lighter/like I've lost some weight, allergies less strong, enjoying cooking and feeling very confident making all these healthy meals for myself! 
    Thank you so much, everyone! Sending strength to all! 
    P.S. sorry if this has already been asked in the forum! 
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    tiffysquid got a reaction from christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @Rebecca001, my Whole30 has been similar -- i just haven't been paying much attention to portions and timing of meals. it doesn't feel great to do it this way, but it's basically a lot better than nothing, and i'm not eating anything off-plan.
    i plan to extend this into a Whole45 or Whole60, and try to reduce portions and change timing. I agree with @christine19 -- this is a messed-up time in history and society to be harshing on ourselves. it is a good time to take things with a little ease and self-forgiveness.
     
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    tiffysquid reacted to christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I’m counting the days until I can have a glass of wine! Luckily, I just received my order of the Whole30 approved Humm Kombucha! It’s delicious and feels like I’m drinking hard seltzer. I’m feeling pretty good, I’ve been very busy at work but feel more energetic and getting up easier at 4:30am. Not as exhausted after a long commute. I did better this W30 with less nuts overall, but the past week I’ve been eating a lot of nuts and ignoring portuon control.  The one thing I have not done all month is exercise - at all. No weights or my cardio boxing videos. I really haven’t had any cravings - just missing the weekend booze. And now we are getting more snow! 
    Give yourself  some grace @Rebecca001 we are still in the middle of a pandemic and doing the best we can! Winter is always tough with the colder and darker days. 
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    tiffysquid reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Oh no! If you stayed compliant, just ate out of control, maybe just add some time on to the end and do a Whole45, 60, whatever. That way it does not feel like you are starting over and probably will feel more empowering. You still ate better and that is a victory!
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    tiffysquid reacted to Rebecca001 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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    tiffysquid reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    NSV is a non scale victory. So some result that isn't tied to a number on the scale.
    Yay! At least that is something!
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    tiffysquid reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Hope everyone is doing well! I think most of us are within a week of finishing! Any NSVs?
    I feel lots of energy and definitely have lost weight. Fitting in dresses that I have not fit in for a long time! Eating so many veggies and my nails already feel stronger!
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    tiffysquid reacted to MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    CONGRATS on the dresses!!! That’s awesome!!!
     
    Obnoxiously I’m feeling extra bloated today. I can’t figure out why? My period isn’t for another week or a little longer. Didn’t add anything new to my diet?? Soooo who knows. 
     
    Sadly I broke the scale rule yesterday. I joined an 8 week fitness challenge at my gym and I had to weigh in on their equipment. It was an electronic scale that I had to enter a bunch of info into so I couldn’t avoid looking at the numbers. I am down 10lbs though sooo YAY!!! 
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    tiffysquid reacted to Rebecca001 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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    tiffysquid reacted to MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Made a Whole30 Fish Taco Bowl tonight - store had wild fresh cod on sale, and I had a big bunch of cilantro at home so was able to use a lot of that. Bought the Paleo Kitchen Chipotle Mayo and thinned it out to make that necessary "crema" to go on the fish. It was really good! Very satisfying and helped us with our current state of "we no longer care" lol
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    tiffysquid reacted to MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I’m still around and definitely with you all on the food boredom!!! Plus boredom in general with being in quarantine for covid has made it even worse. I know two things about myself without a doubt ….. I am an emotional eater and a bored eater. So the fact that I have stuck with this whole thing while being out with covid is amazing!! 
     
    I am not exactly sure how i will work my reintroduction just yet. I feel like sugars have already been reintroduced with the cold meds and cough drops I used on the worst days of my covid but I’m trying really hard to not count those against me. I do think I will end up lengthening my Whole30 out a bit because of it but we shall see. Or I will still start reintro on day 31 and just take it painfully slow with a plan of never fully leaving the Whole30 all together. I could be fine with grains and dairy being a very rare treat to be honest.  Same with alcohol. I go months without it anyway. 
     
    anyway. I’m feeling much better!! Even went to yoga today. Still dying to get on a scale and check my measurements. That I think is my hardest battle these days. 
     
     
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    tiffysquid reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @tiffysquid Yeah. I think this Whole30 has been pricier since I have been relying on more pre-prepped stuff, but definitely cheaper than eating out a lot (like in November/December). It has been nice. I will definitely continue to do so after my Whole30. I think cutting out cheese for most of last year due to my son's allergies helped to quell my dairy cravings. Definitely that and french fries are my food without breaks. I do want to add back dairy (cheese) but limit it to a couple of times a week for "worth it" foods. I think what I want to do is 80% whole30. That is how I used to eat when I felt great about myself. Used to eat Whole30 during the week and then usually have a couple of "worth it" meals on the weekend. I think this Whole30 helped me to reset that.