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    MyWar got a reaction from frogtox in Giving up wine for W30   
    Friday nights are the hardest for me, so I came up with a new ritual - doing some self-pampering. Soaking in the tub with epsom salts after a hard week of workouts with a clay mask on, doing an exfoliating peel, plucking my eyebrows, and taking off my chipped nail polish all distract me from what my Friday nights used to be. It also sets me up to have a productive weekend instead of rolling around in bed waiting for the tylenol to kick in.
    I used to go to work hungover, go to the gym hungover, basically lived my life between drinking and recovering the next day. As a former Friend of Bill, the W30 is an indispensable tool in reconnecting with my body and mind in a meaningful way. My goal for 2013 is to be able to count the number of drinks I've had on my fingers. Not days that I've drank, but actual drinks.
    The past two weeks have been great. My anxiety is greatly reduced (probably because my psychiatric medication is actually having a chance to work), my nutrition is on point, and I'm sleeping incredibly well. These are things I thought I had lost forever. When you stop lying to yourself and listening to your addiction, it gets so much easier to live.
    I also just want to say that drinking every day doesn't necessarily make you an alcoholic, so please don't take it that way. Addiction is in the eye of the beholder, and you pretty much know when you have a problem.
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    MyWar got a reaction from praxisproject in Tessemae's, Ah-mazing!   
    You have GOT to try the Lemon Chesapeake!!! It's amazing on salads, salmon, anything. Also, one of the guys from Tessemae's was at Whole Foods in Princeton a few weeks ago and I got to meet him and swoon all over him
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    MyWar got a reaction from JJB in The psychological effects of weight loss   
    Thank you all so much for your replies! I think as women we've been conditioned to compare ourselves to the ideal body type, whatever that may be. I do love my huge quads and growing shoulder boulders.
    It's been suggested to me to consider the way I talk to myself, and consider if I would ever say that to another person. If I would never insult someone like that, why is it ok for me to do it to myself?
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    MyWar got a reaction from cadavis1976 in The psychological effects of weight loss   
    I know we don't Whole 30 to lose weight, but for a lot of us it's a nice added benefit. I've lost a lot of fat over the past few years, with the most coming off from when I started paleo a couple of years ago. As time goes on, I become more vigilant about it, and I'm on my second W30 this year.
    Something I noticed about my weight loss is that I don't think of myself as a thin or healthy person. I went from a size 14 to a size 4 (not all attributable to paleo, my journey started several years ago with Weight Watchers and 10 minutes at a time on the elliptical). I keep buying clothes that are too big because I cannot wrap my mind around being the size I am. When I look in the mirror, I alternate between disbelief and actively trying to find stuff about my body that I hate.
    I guess what I'm saying is that I always thought being thin and fit would immediately lead to happiness, and it hasn't. This is both comforting (because being overweight is not the worst thing that a person can be) and disturbing (because what's it going to take to like myself?). I guess this goes to show that nutrition is just one piece of the puzzle.
    Has anyone else had this experience?
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    MyWar got a reaction from GFChris in MyWar's August Whole30 Log   
    Chris, my apologies as well. I'm sure you know the early effects of the W30 on levels of bitchiness...
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    MyWar reacted to Chris74 in Whole30 for Game of Thrones Readers?   
    Going to be stuck at Storms End for a while, probably only eating rats and dogs, most likely not organic.  What does their omega 6 profile look like?  Will the addition of onions help in anyway?
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    MyWar got a reaction from ready4chg in MyWar's August Whole30 Log   
    Day 1 8/1/13
     
    Woke up at 4am for no reason, hooray!
     
    Breakfast: around 3 eggs in coconut oil (split the pan with my husband), 1 orange, handful of strawberries
     
    Lunch: grilled chicken, roasted beets and carrots
     
    Dinner: grilled chicken thighs, roasted eggplant/peppers/onions from our CSA, kombucha drank from a wine glass
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    MyWar reacted to ShannonW in Starting August 1!   
    I'm in for August 1!  I've tried before and not made it the full 30 days.  I'm determined to finish this time!
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    MyWar reacted to Foodrehaul in Starting August 1!   
    Hi all!
     
    I am very new to this and haven't even posted to a forum in YEARS...so bear with me.  I was given this book last week and haven't been able to put it down.  I have decided to start my Whole30 on August 1.  Frankly, I am struggling with putting my fear aside that I won't be able to get through this but OH do I want to. 
     
    Without realizing it, I did step one yesterday when I cleared out the kitchen of the no-nos.  I bagged it all up and am dropping it off to a food pantry tomorrow.  I have a few days to finish reading the book and go food shopping and ..just mentally prepare to re-haul my relationship with food! 
     
    I know I will need help along the way and support.  I am good with this.  I have downloaded some tools to help and have signed up here and also added the page on FB.  Any other ideas while I prep for the big day??
     
    Thanks!
     
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    MyWar reacted to Tom Denham in Macronutrient ratios/grams   
    Okay. I think we have gone far enough with this topic now. I am closing it to further comments.
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    MyWar got a reaction from cadavis1976 in The psychological effects of weight loss   
    I know we don't Whole 30 to lose weight, but for a lot of us it's a nice added benefit. I've lost a lot of fat over the past few years, with the most coming off from when I started paleo a couple of years ago. As time goes on, I become more vigilant about it, and I'm on my second W30 this year.
    Something I noticed about my weight loss is that I don't think of myself as a thin or healthy person. I went from a size 14 to a size 4 (not all attributable to paleo, my journey started several years ago with Weight Watchers and 10 minutes at a time on the elliptical). I keep buying clothes that are too big because I cannot wrap my mind around being the size I am. When I look in the mirror, I alternate between disbelief and actively trying to find stuff about my body that I hate.
    I guess what I'm saying is that I always thought being thin and fit would immediately lead to happiness, and it hasn't. This is both comforting (because being overweight is not the worst thing that a person can be) and disturbing (because what's it going to take to like myself?). I guess this goes to show that nutrition is just one piece of the puzzle.
    Has anyone else had this experience?
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    MyWar got a reaction from cadavis1976 in The psychological effects of weight loss   
    I know we don't Whole 30 to lose weight, but for a lot of us it's a nice added benefit. I've lost a lot of fat over the past few years, with the most coming off from when I started paleo a couple of years ago. As time goes on, I become more vigilant about it, and I'm on my second W30 this year.
    Something I noticed about my weight loss is that I don't think of myself as a thin or healthy person. I went from a size 14 to a size 4 (not all attributable to paleo, my journey started several years ago with Weight Watchers and 10 minutes at a time on the elliptical). I keep buying clothes that are too big because I cannot wrap my mind around being the size I am. When I look in the mirror, I alternate between disbelief and actively trying to find stuff about my body that I hate.
    I guess what I'm saying is that I always thought being thin and fit would immediately lead to happiness, and it hasn't. This is both comforting (because being overweight is not the worst thing that a person can be) and disturbing (because what's it going to take to like myself?). I guess this goes to show that nutrition is just one piece of the puzzle.
    Has anyone else had this experience?
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    MyWar got a reaction from JJB in The psychological effects of weight loss   
    Thank you all so much for your replies! I think as women we've been conditioned to compare ourselves to the ideal body type, whatever that may be. I do love my huge quads and growing shoulder boulders.
    It's been suggested to me to consider the way I talk to myself, and consider if I would ever say that to another person. If I would never insult someone like that, why is it ok for me to do it to myself?
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    MyWar got a reaction from JJB in The psychological effects of weight loss   
    Thank you all so much for your replies! I think as women we've been conditioned to compare ourselves to the ideal body type, whatever that may be. I do love my huge quads and growing shoulder boulders.
    It's been suggested to me to consider the way I talk to myself, and consider if I would ever say that to another person. If I would never insult someone like that, why is it ok for me to do it to myself?
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    MyWar got a reaction from Kirsteen in CRANKY   
    Thanks guys. I did a little root chakra meditating at my desk and drank some ginger tea, I think I'll survive.
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    MyWar got a reaction from ScoutFinch in CRANKY   
    I'm on day 14, and I am in a terrible mood. I slept through my alarm, forgot my breakfast and lunch, forgot my medication, couldn't put on makeup, can't get anything done at work, and overall just want to lay under my desk until 5pm.
    Please remind me that eating a cookie will not fix any of these problems. Thank you in advance.
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    MyWar reacted to Moluv in Pacific Brand Broth has autolyzed yeast extract, ok or not?   
    *healthfood store- dang autocorrect!
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    MyWar reacted to Wynne Jones in Friends of Bill W.?   
    Yes! I received my daily email this morning and am committing to a Whole30 starting today. I'm ready! You know, so much is dependent on my attitude. Being in the program and having a higher power is an asset, NOT a liability. One day at a time I will:

    A- Abstain from substances which harm me.



    E - Exercise, even if it's just a 30 min. walk with the dog.



    I - Be loving to myself.



    O - Be of service to Others.


    U - Uncover the truth to keep learning and growing.
    Y - Yahoo!!!! Have an attitude of gratitude
    Thanks all, have a great day.
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    MyWar got a reaction from cadavis1976 in The psychological effects of weight loss   
    I know we don't Whole 30 to lose weight, but for a lot of us it's a nice added benefit. I've lost a lot of fat over the past few years, with the most coming off from when I started paleo a couple of years ago. As time goes on, I become more vigilant about it, and I'm on my second W30 this year.
    Something I noticed about my weight loss is that I don't think of myself as a thin or healthy person. I went from a size 14 to a size 4 (not all attributable to paleo, my journey started several years ago with Weight Watchers and 10 minutes at a time on the elliptical). I keep buying clothes that are too big because I cannot wrap my mind around being the size I am. When I look in the mirror, I alternate between disbelief and actively trying to find stuff about my body that I hate.
    I guess what I'm saying is that I always thought being thin and fit would immediately lead to happiness, and it hasn't. This is both comforting (because being overweight is not the worst thing that a person can be) and disturbing (because what's it going to take to like myself?). I guess this goes to show that nutrition is just one piece of the puzzle.
    Has anyone else had this experience?
  20. Like
    MyWar got a reaction from JJB in The psychological effects of weight loss   
    Thank you all so much for your replies! I think as women we've been conditioned to compare ourselves to the ideal body type, whatever that may be. I do love my huge quads and growing shoulder boulders.
    It's been suggested to me to consider the way I talk to myself, and consider if I would ever say that to another person. If I would never insult someone like that, why is it ok for me to do it to myself?
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    MyWar reacted to JackieK in Cross Fit Convert!   

    MyWar, thanks very much for that info!
    I will go alternate days. Just did two days in a row now and I know that my body just wont do another one tomorrow (even thought I want to ) Will definately look up the stretching and recovery exercises - I need them at the moment.
    Very much looking forward to getting fitter each week so I can fully participate in the exercises!! It is really frustrating for me grrrrrr But, I also know it is not realistic to be able to bust out 30 pull ups when you are over weight and not fit
    I will get there!!!
    Oh and my husband and I have purchase two kayaks yesterday!!! Hopefully they will arrive by the weekend so we can go for a paddle!
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    MyWar got a reaction from Colleen Roy in Cross Fit Convert!   
    Crossfit is one of the most fun workouts around, welcome to the club! Crossfit headquarters follows a three days on, one day off. So in a given week that could be anywhere from six to four classes. If you're new, I'd suggest an every other day schedule. I've been doing it for a couple of years now, and this is my normal workout schedule for the week:

    M: Crossfit
    T: Crossfit
    W: Yoga, though I try to stay away from any kind of vinyasa and opt for a more deep stretch like Yin
    Th: Crossfit
    F: Rest, but active rest, so a lot of foam rolling, band stretching, lacrosse ball rubbing, and all the grimacing that goes along with it
    Sa: Crossfit
    Su: Yoga, free vinyasa at my local Lululemon

    How you recover is just as important as how many times you work out. Try checking out Kelly Starrett's website, http://www.mobilitywod.com/ for some awesome recovery and mobility work. You need to eat just as much or more on recovery days, too! And drink tons of water, take your fish oil, and get lots of sleep. LOTS OF SLEEP. Food and sleep are how your body repairs.Good luck!
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    MyWar got a reaction from Colleen Roy in Cross Fit Convert!   
    Crossfit is one of the most fun workouts around, welcome to the club! Crossfit headquarters follows a three days on, one day off. So in a given week that could be anywhere from six to four classes. If you're new, I'd suggest an every other day schedule. I've been doing it for a couple of years now, and this is my normal workout schedule for the week:

    M: Crossfit
    T: Crossfit
    W: Yoga, though I try to stay away from any kind of vinyasa and opt for a more deep stretch like Yin
    Th: Crossfit
    F: Rest, but active rest, so a lot of foam rolling, band stretching, lacrosse ball rubbing, and all the grimacing that goes along with it
    Sa: Crossfit
    Su: Yoga, free vinyasa at my local Lululemon

    How you recover is just as important as how many times you work out. Try checking out Kelly Starrett's website, http://www.mobilitywod.com/ for some awesome recovery and mobility work. You need to eat just as much or more on recovery days, too! And drink tons of water, take your fish oil, and get lots of sleep. LOTS OF SLEEP. Food and sleep are how your body repairs.Good luck!
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    MyWar got a reaction from JJB in The psychological effects of weight loss   
    Thank you all so much for your replies! I think as women we've been conditioned to compare ourselves to the ideal body type, whatever that may be. I do love my huge quads and growing shoulder boulders.
    It's been suggested to me to consider the way I talk to myself, and consider if I would ever say that to another person. If I would never insult someone like that, why is it ok for me to do it to myself?
  25. Like
    MyWar got a reaction from JJB in The psychological effects of weight loss   
    Thank you all so much for your replies! I think as women we've been conditioned to compare ourselves to the ideal body type, whatever that may be. I do love my huge quads and growing shoulder boulders.
    It's been suggested to me to consider the way I talk to myself, and consider if I would ever say that to another person. If I would never insult someone like that, why is it ok for me to do it to myself?