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    Beets got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Whole 21   
    Day 1
    I’m coming back here to keep myself on track. I can’t do a W30 bc I’m going away w friends where we are all sharing meals but if I can get started I’ll maintain  
    Want to feel healthier, eliminate a bunch of the sugar and fake food that’s taken over my diet. Also of course I have gained weight and I hate it. I feel so much better when I am fit. Not just how I look but how I feel in my body. I am a stranger in my body and I need to feel connected. 
    So. Day 1. Just weighed myself for first time in years. Have been doing a lot of Pilates and feel strong but I don’t think I’m *that strong.
    I felt so damn good in my strict AIP days. Was a super pain in the ass to eat anywhere but home but I felt so awesome. Food was  sustenance not pleasure. Tasted good too but I liked feeling like an ascetic. 
    Found an an old pic from those day where I was taking a bathroom selfie and my little daughter was looking up at me. I want to be a good role model in terms of health not fretting about my weight. But feeding myself good food and feeling good not wringing hands over what I’m eating would be good. Also my kids eat too much sugar.  
    Gonna do it. 
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    Beets got a reaction from Beckha99 in Starting July 16!! Successes and woes!   
    Getting in the “I’ll start over tomorrow” cycle is really easy but also (for me) a big pitfall. Bc, my brain says, if I’m starting over tomorrow I can and should eat all the bad stuff I mgiht want to eat after I start. 
    I think as far as doing it together goes don’t wait for him. If he gets healthier and develops a liking for healthier food that’s awesome. Don’t let him derail you though. 
    As far as him eating your prepped food? Ack that would also drive me crazy. I’d def put my foot down there. As you know the hardest but also best thing is prepping and planning all your food. I’d be like if you’re on this w me great if not don’t eat all my food! 
    Labeling the “ok to eat” and “don’t touch on penalty of ___”  in your fridge is a good idea. 
    ETA: I just read your first post and I 100% relate. I was here 4-5 years ago and finished 3 or 4 Wholes including a long stretch of super strict AIP eating. It was really hard to get back on the program and I started and stopped a few times. I also dealt with a lot of family stuff anxiety etc etc. Every time I’d consider starting up I’d be like, ehhh but then I can’t drink on vacation or when X happens etc etc. So I’d do it partially—like I’ll do it all except I’ll still drink wine—-and that never works. The all or nothing thing works well bc there is no gray area. 
    I saw some pics of me from this weekend and I was like  that is it I’m starting today and I still haven’t shopped but that all or nothing thing kept me from having a drink at the beach. (My ritual.) And you know what? It was 1000x easier to get my kids to bed and I woke up with a clear head and it’s starting to feel like I can get back to the old me.    
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    Beets got a reaction from suzannes in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    When I quit sugar and grains (was still eating dairy) in Feb my period totally shocked me. Which never happens. I get very bad PMS and am usually weepy and paranoid for days.
    On my W30 my period took forever to arrive. I felt like I was 40 weeks pregnant and paying attention to every minute sensation in my body. I completely felt my lower abdomen getting heavier, filling up. I felt my mood change.
    Once my period arrived, it was more crampy than the previous one.
    My last period (post W30 but following AIP) was early and my PMS significantly less of an issue. Period also seemed shorter and less heavy.
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    Beets got a reaction from T3LC in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    When I quit sugar and grains (was still eating dairy) in Feb my period totally shocked me. Which never happens. I get very bad PMS and am usually weepy and paranoid for days.
    On my W30 my period took forever to arrive. I felt like I was 40 weeks pregnant and paying attention to every minute sensation in my body. I completely felt my lower abdomen getting heavier, filling up. I felt my mood change.
    Once my period arrived, it was more crampy than the previous one.
    My last period (post W30 but following AIP) was early and my PMS significantly less of an issue. Period also seemed shorter and less heavy.
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    Beets got a reaction from LadyM in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Awesome, Lady M! I found a post on one of the big kombucha supply websites recommending keeping a scoby in the fridge. I was going to send to you but I figured you'd find out soon enough!
    I'm going to start. ðŸ˜
    I've been reading, hemming and hawing and trying to decide if I'm going to do CB or batch. I didn't want to spend $ now to spend more later. I finally settled on doing a siphon CB--came to me in a fever dream--joking--and then I saw other ppl do it. Anyway. Now I don't have to mess around with a metal or plastic spigot or a gunked up spigot and I can buy a $5 beer brewing siphon when I'm ready to CB.
    I have a bottle of plain GT's in the fridge waiting for my vessel.
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    Beets got a reaction from megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Grolsch bottles: my aren't they useful! In high school we used to use them for another recreational activity. I can't even remember how exactly but it was something to do with smoking grass.
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    Beets got a reaction from Moluv in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Grolsch bottles: my aren't they useful! In high school we used to use them for another recreational activity. I can't even remember how exactly but it was something to do with smoking grass.
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    Beets got a reaction from Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Oh dear. Don't feel picked on. I measure in cups as well (though metric is more appealing to the part of my brain that wants my computer structure to be perfect and all my spices exactly alphabetized). Jacques Pepin uses cups in his cook books. Maybe not at home. Whatever.
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    Beets got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Oh dear. Don't feel picked on. I measure in cups as well (though metric is more appealing to the part of my brain that wants my computer structure to be perfect and all my spices exactly alphabetized). Jacques Pepin uses cups in his cook books. Maybe not at home. Whatever.
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    Beets got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Grolsch bottles: my aren't they useful! In high school we used to use them for another recreational activity. I can't even remember how exactly but it was something to do with smoking grass.
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    Beets got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Cantaloupe basil sounds amazing.
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    Beets got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I think that's a great idea. I know I'd appreciate it. Like an FAQ and favorite links.
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    Beets got a reaction from Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I'd definitely buy a SCOBY from you, Nadia. I'm sure it'd be packed up very safely--and look cute.
    I'm thinking of ordering one online bc I don't have patience to grow on from GTs.
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    Beets got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I'd definitely buy a SCOBY from you, Nadia. I'm sure it'd be packed up very safely--and look cute.
    I'm thinking of ordering one online bc I don't have patience to grow on from GTs.
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    Beets got a reaction from Megan in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    When I quit sugar and grains (was still eating dairy) in Feb my period totally shocked me. Which never happens. I get very bad PMS and am usually weepy and paranoid for days.
    On my W30 my period took forever to arrive. I felt like I was 40 weeks pregnant and paying attention to every minute sensation in my body. I completely felt my lower abdomen getting heavier, filling up. I felt my mood change.
    Once my period arrived, it was more crampy than the previous one.
    My last period (post W30 but following AIP) was early and my PMS significantly less of an issue. Period also seemed shorter and less heavy.