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    Ann reacted to BeckyB in Fifth timer, starting Jan 1!   
    Hi Ann, I've also done a few W30's, and have always felt amazing during and after.  I think my last one was 2 years ago.  Since then I have put on enough weight that I do think I'm at my heaviest e_v_e_r.   My main downfall calorie-wise is alcohol.  It's nothing for me to have a cocktail, and then several glasses of wine at night.  It's a crutch, I battle with depression (drug addict 38 yr old daughter), and it's a daily struggle to keep it all going.  BUT!  Most days I'm good, and I'm excited to start the new year and a new Whole 30.
    Yes, we got this!
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    Ann got a reaction from LO867 in Ann’s Struggles+Successes   
    Three days pre-W30.  Cleaned out fridge and pantry as best I could (my adult kids live with me so can’t really get rid of their non compliant stuff).   And went shopping to stock up on everything.   Made homemade ghee, mayonnaise, and Romesco sauce.   Any boring meal can be made better with one of these. 
    I feel like I’m ready NOW to go all in, except I have plans on NYE to play board games and drink bourbon with my neighbors, so it just makes sense to wait till Wednesday.  At least I know I’m prepared for day one, when I will probably be ....not in the mood to shop, and looking for something I can just grab and eat. 
    I mentioned this in my intro, but my 27 yr old daughter (who lives with me) is doing her own 30-day mission alongside mine: she is a vegetarian who will for 30 days eat 100% vegan, do daily yoga, and eliminate alcohol.  So although our meals will be different, we will be supporting each other.  I sure love her.  
    Tonight I am enjoying a glass of wine (well, two).   Maybe it tastes better knowing I will be giving it up soon.  But I’m also looking forward to committing to no alcohol for a month. I’m sure it is the biggest part of what makes me feel better when I do a W30.  I’m also hoping to be transparent on here with that part of my struggle, without feeling judged. 
    Okay.  Here’s to a successful W30!