tinman57

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  1. tinman57

    Whole 30 December Start

    @jim4884 that's great news. I just saw my husband die in Kaiser from complications of diabetes and kidney disease. (I don't blame Kaiser.). I'm starting my 2nd whole30 after four years. So let's call it my first. I won't be a statistic.
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    Psyching up for a December W30!

    It's whole30 Eve. I'm ready. Had an emotional day today. Back story: my husband died September 2 and I'm planning to move back to the Midwest from southern california. Quitting my job of fourteen years. Don't worry! The job is hateful and stressful. So this is a good thing. Today, realizing I had one car too many, my little car with high mileage was donated. Now I will be driving my husband's Jeep. And I continue to downsize and pack. Tonight, though, I realized that, among so many other massive changes and unpredictable feelo feelings, the one thing I really need right now is feeling as if there is something in my life over which there's control....and control in the direction of feeling better mentally and physically. So tomorrow, December 1, I will move to eat whole foods, prepared healthfully and though I know it's going to be a rough few days (been here, done this) I need and want to do it.
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    Psyching up for a December W30!

    Hello everyone. I'm in for a December 2 start actually. But I may try it out on the 1st. I have people coming by to help me with some things in my late husband's office and I promised I'd take them to lunch. There are things there that are marginally acceptable so I may go ahead and give it a shot but I just don't want them to wonder why I'm eating steak and avocados in the middle of the day. Or not. Hmmm. I have a batch of mayo in the fridge already. I'll have to check to see how it's holding up. I'm also an immersion blender in a small mason jar type of person per Mel Joulwan's instructions. So cookup will be potatoes, chicken, mayo if needed, Italian dressing (Joulwan) if needed, veg prep (brussels sprouts for quick roasting in my toaster/convection oven at night, etc.
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    Starting Oct 1

    Happy Day One everyone. Be safe out there.
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    start date of july 30 for whole 30

    My birthday is the 29th. I am starting on the 30th as well.
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    Forgive Me Forum, For I Have Sinned.

    I just had a Baltimore Catechism flashback. Trigger warning next time!
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    Starting 5/17!!!

    Ah! I see. Thanks!
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    Starting 5/17!!!

    On a Thursday?
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    Day 41 no weight loss

    I guess it's too late to ask this but did you by any chance take measurements at the start? There are some pretty amazing tales (and photos) of people who are doing "everything right" but the weight doesn't change. But the before and after photos are so very different that you doubt the veracity of the story. The scale is only one method of measurement. If you are fitting into clothing better and your belt needs to be tightened and your bra is getting gapey, then you are doing well. Please don't use weight as your only measure of success. Hang in there!
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    It Is So Much More Than The Scale

    Thanks for writing this. It was amazing in its honesty and its optimism and practicality!
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    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I think that's good timing for me to do it again. I started a January 1 W30 but quickly went astray when my husband became very ill. Now if his sister leaves in time, I'll do it again.
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    Underestimating the Difficulty

    Write down 3-5 breakfasts that you'll be having. Sometimes just writing a list helps you focus.
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    Terrified and procrastinating.

    Get a copy of Melissa Joulwan's Well Fed Weeknights. This book will help you get a ton of prep work done quickly. I use the mayo recipe from that book. Three minutes! Download the Nom Nom Paleo app. There's a thirty day menu on there plus great recipes. I just made her Asian Meatballs.
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    Starting January 1, 2018

    Silly ginger zucchini soup from Well Fed and Asian meatballs from Nom Nom today!