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    dnewc got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Anyone starting 9/17?   
    Also starting today 9/17. I've completed several Whole30s and always felt much better for it, but after a while I can get off track. It's time to start paying more attention to what I am eating (and drinking!) again. Looking forward to joining you all!
    @MLee I have always found the forum to be really helpful for a successful Whole30 - personally I need the accountability :-)
     
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    dnewc got a reaction from Live2jett in Anyone starting 9/17?   
    Starting day 3! Slept like crazy last night but I am also recovering from jetlag. On day one I made a large pot of beef ragu with kale and baked a spaghetti squash. I've been having leftovers from that - it's nice with eggs in the morning. 
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    dnewc got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Anyone starting 9/17?   
    Also starting today 9/17. I've completed several Whole30s and always felt much better for it, but after a while I can get off track. It's time to start paying more attention to what I am eating (and drinking!) again. Looking forward to joining you all!
    @MLee I have always found the forum to be really helpful for a successful Whole30 - personally I need the accountability :-)
     
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    dnewc got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Anyone starting 9/17?   
    Also starting today 9/17. I've completed several Whole30s and always felt much better for it, but after a while I can get off track. It's time to start paying more attention to what I am eating (and drinking!) again. Looking forward to joining you all!
    @MLee I have always found the forum to be really helpful for a successful Whole30 - personally I need the accountability :-)
     
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    dnewc got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Anyone starting 9/17?   
    Also starting today 9/17. I've completed several Whole30s and always felt much better for it, but after a while I can get off track. It's time to start paying more attention to what I am eating (and drinking!) again. Looking forward to joining you all!
    @MLee I have always found the forum to be really helpful for a successful Whole30 - personally I need the accountability :-)
     
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    dnewc reacted to ale-maia in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Congratulations everyone. Although I loved the program, I won't keep doing it. I love my cheese and grains to much to give up for a long run. I didn't lose a lot weight (5LBS) even though I didn't cheat one day. But, I love the fact that it stopped my cravings.  Good luck for those who will keep doing it.  
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    dnewc reacted to Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Happy Day!!! Day 30!!! Congratulations to everyone who completed the program!!! It's been fun riding out the last 30 days with you. I'm curious to see how the measurements will work out this evening.
    Hats off to those of you continuing for another 30. I don't think i'd have to many issues continuing along the same journey. My wife on the other hand is looking forward to a little creamer in her coffee.  Other than that, I think she would be fine as well.
    It's been fun, interesting, nerve racking, a little stressful, and a great learning experience of all the hidden ingredients in what is called "food".  I hoping to take what I've learned to the next level and continue to eat healthy. This was a great first step! I'm glad i did it!!
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    dnewc got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @Hope4Overcomers - It's funny you should mention doing Whole30 for vegetarians. My daughter really wants to eat more vegetarian, but she tends to be anemic so I wanted to do a little research first. I was wondering what the Whole30 veg program is like. Have you looked into it?
    I'll probably go through a couple of reintroductions over the next 2 or 3 weeks (usually wine gets reintroduced in short order ), but I'll use that time to figure out what's next.
    What a great active supportive group this has been. Thanks everybody! Enjoy day 30!
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    dnewc got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I totally miscounted and thought yesterday was the last day.   I keep thinking a day ahead.... Well one more day won't hurt me. I even have some paleo bacon I can cook this morning. Aaah but I was looking forward to that glass of wine...
    I forgot to weigh and measure myself before starting but I am excited to hear about everybody's successes!
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    dnewc got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I totally miscounted and thought yesterday was the last day.   I keep thinking a day ahead.... Well one more day won't hurt me. I even have some paleo bacon I can cook this morning. Aaah but I was looking forward to that glass of wine...
    I forgot to weigh and measure myself before starting but I am excited to hear about everybody's successes!
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    dnewc got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I totally miscounted and thought yesterday was the last day.   I keep thinking a day ahead.... Well one more day won't hurt me. I even have some paleo bacon I can cook this morning. Aaah but I was looking forward to that glass of wine...
    I forgot to weigh and measure myself before starting but I am excited to hear about everybody's successes!
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    dnewc got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I totally miscounted and thought yesterday was the last day.   I keep thinking a day ahead.... Well one more day won't hurt me. I even have some paleo bacon I can cook this morning. Aaah but I was looking forward to that glass of wine...
    I forgot to weigh and measure myself before starting but I am excited to hear about everybody's successes!
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    dnewc got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I totally miscounted and thought yesterday was the last day.   I keep thinking a day ahead.... Well one more day won't hurt me. I even have some paleo bacon I can cook this morning. Aaah but I was looking forward to that glass of wine...
    I forgot to weigh and measure myself before starting but I am excited to hear about everybody's successes!
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    dnewc got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I totally miscounted and thought yesterday was the last day.   I keep thinking a day ahead.... Well one more day won't hurt me. I even have some paleo bacon I can cook this morning. Aaah but I was looking forward to that glass of wine...
    I forgot to weigh and measure myself before starting but I am excited to hear about everybody's successes!
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    dnewc reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    My FFF will come in two days.
    I am determined to keep this thing right...as right as humanly possible- resetting quickly when it gets a little dirty...not allowing a swamp to occur before I pull myself back in...
    I have two days to be very honest with myself: do I need to extend to be fully confident about being in control, or am I ready? 
    This weekend was great. I want THAT as my majority...bold and determined to choose what I eat and enjoy my choices...
    The book comes on MY 30-May 2nd.
    This time, it's a lifelong journey...
    We can all do this
    Let's DOOOOO it!!!!!
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    dnewc got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @Hope4Overcomers - It's funny you should mention doing Whole30 for vegetarians. My daughter really wants to eat more vegetarian, but she tends to be anemic so I wanted to do a little research first. I was wondering what the Whole30 veg program is like. Have you looked into it?
    I'll probably go through a couple of reintroductions over the next 2 or 3 weeks (usually wine gets reintroduced in short order ), but I'll use that time to figure out what's next.
    What a great active supportive group this has been. Thanks everybody! Enjoy day 30!
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    dnewc got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @Hope4Overcomers - It's funny you should mention doing Whole30 for vegetarians. My daughter really wants to eat more vegetarian, but she tends to be anemic so I wanted to do a little research first. I was wondering what the Whole30 veg program is like. Have you looked into it?
    I'll probably go through a couple of reintroductions over the next 2 or 3 weeks (usually wine gets reintroduced in short order ), but I'll use that time to figure out what's next.
    What a great active supportive group this has been. Thanks everybody! Enjoy day 30!
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    dnewc reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Retirement party cake.
    Went downstairs, hugged the retiree and got out of there...
    Didn't feel tempted...but didn't wanna push it...
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    dnewc got a reaction from Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    3 days to go! Congratulations everybody nearly there!
    Sinuses finally clear! I wish I knew what I eat off whole30 that causes so much inflammation that it takes nearly 4 weeks clear up... Even going through several reintroductions I haven't been able to identify it. I hope it's not corn.
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    dnewc reacted to suzannes in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hmm... @ShannonM816 ... Extinction Burst or a Hormonal PMS Hurricane...? Like @tutormom I was also feeling pretty great, in control, steady till about mid week this week when out of the blue PMS hit me like a ton of bricks. Terrible insomnia, extremely irritable mood and powerful junk cravings. It's been a very long time since I've noticed any PMS issues till now. But this week, my last week of Whole30, I went from happy Tiger Blood to Bloody Murder--Eat All The Things--Kill All The Things. I really regret not seeing  earlier all of the helpful advice here on the forums re upping your carbs before PMS strikes. Lesson learned! Ouch. I do not want to experience this awful PMS week again. I'll be much more mindful next month to carb-prep in hopes of heading off the PMS tidal wave.  This bad week is another reason I'm going to do another round of Whole30 in May...my sugar dragon had been in retreat, but this week came roaring back and scaring the beejeezus out of me. 
    But on a cheerful cheering note: Keep up the great work @Let's Dooooo It! @tutormom @LizaQ @bigmamabird @humanitysurvey @Dave K @Hope4Overcomers @Kiralyn D @dnewc @deviin22 y'all! 
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    dnewc reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Walked. Accountability is goood. I actually do miss the burst of endorphins when I don't. Glad I did.
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    dnewc reacted to bigmamabird in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hey guys,
    Day 23 for me and I'm still here.  I haven't checked in much cause I'm just cruising along, no major issues.  
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    dnewc reacted to suzannes in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Happy Saturday  @Hope4Overcomers and all our fellow April Whole30 folks! 
    Thoughts on another round of Whole30, since I'm heading in to the "final" 4th week here: 
    Surprising myself... I am already planning to do another round of Whole30 in May, focusing on getting completely off of caffeine, going to 100% decaf coffee ('cause I like coffee) and herbal tea. I have cut back from my past coffee consumption (fighting chronic depression and long-time insomnia -- yeah, I know it's a vicious self-defeating cycle: coffee --> sleeplessness --> coffee... repeat). I chose not to cut out caffeine on this 1st Whole30 so wouldn't have to fight sugar AND caffeine withdrawal, a steep effort.
    Also, my fire-breathing sugar dragon is still roaring and has certainly not been slain. Whole30 has helped tremendously, and as promised has helped me reset my eating and how I think about food and health. I have truly surprised myself that I've avoided sugar for 21 days already, I never thought I could do that! But the sugar-junk carb cravings are still there. I have successfully resisted during Whole30, but I want to be able to do more than just resist , I want to stop thinking about sugar-junk carbs all the time: I want food freedom. I think I should not consume any added sugar-junk-sweets for a long long time if ever, because they are so addictive and nearly impossible to control, at least for me. I want to make sure that sugary foods and junk carbs are extremely rare in my diet moving forward. So I think that another round or more of Whole30 will be helpful. 
    Interested in y'all's thoughts on reintro and/or continuing Whole30 after April. 
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    dnewc reacted to LizaQ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Yesterday was Day 17 and I felt distinctly good. Tired - I am not sleeping well. But - no aches, no pain. And I felt - bold. And clear-minded.
    I've been having some trouble with my glasses (went to the eye dr and ordered a new pair on Thursday but they will take a few weeks) and I actually thought to dig up an old pair in the meantime. I can SEE!!!!!
    I got my hair cut/colored after dithering about it for months. I feel about 5 years younger.
    I told my husband to meet me at our favorite restaurant for dinner. I was unashamed and went in and explained my Whole30 needs. I was pretty sure that they only used olive oil - you can taste it in the food - and they were so kind about it. I had salmon and roasted potatoes and broccoli with garlic. Date night is back and it was great! No dishes - that was even greater lol.
    Now, some other things in my life are just really good right now so this is not all the W30. But I think it is really making a difference!
     
     
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    dnewc got a reaction from Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    My last whole 30 it took the full 30 days to get to this point... so I didn't get to enjoy breathing freely for very long. haha. This time I'll just keep eating compliantly as long as I can.
    But I'm still here, catching up on everybody's posts. I've been visiting family and having family visiting. I usually stop by Whole Foods and buy some supplies before I get to my parents' house, but it's usually quick and compliant and not very interesting. Pretty bored with the same old - time to get back to some prep and cooking! 
    Glad everybody's doing so well! Final week!