miniannotti

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    miniannotti reacted to chauxfleur in Unbearable Smug Show Off...   
    So today is day 30.
     
    I'm sitting at my desk in a bubble of smug, self righteous happiness. Made considerably worse because I'm being smug, self righteous and happy in trousers that are FAR too big for me and a work shirt that now buttons up - no more "camouflage" cardigans for me. If that wasn't enough for everyone to hate me, then the general glowy-ness of my skin and shiny lustrous hair should be enough to tip the average mortal over the edge.
     
    At the beginning of this process I really didn't believe in it. It couldn't possibly work in the way that the programme rules and website said it would, and as for changing my life -  who the hell are you kidding?
     
    Let's be clear, I hate being wrong. It makes my (fabulously clear and luminescent) skin crawl. I was so wrong. Painfully (in a no longer bloated, or tummy ache ridden way) wrong, but there's not really any way to hide just how wrong I was, and how right the Whole 30 has been for me.
     
    The Whole 30 has worked for me in a way that nothing else ever has. I've tried just about every diet out there, as I'm sure so many people on the forum have. From Atkins to Weight Watchers and back again, it feels like I've tried every shake, meal replacement, tracker, point calculator going. It's agonising to think that all I ever really needed was to understand what the food I was eating was doing to me, and why it's impossible for me to only have one slice of bread or a handful of chips. On the very last day, I'm not counting down the hours till I can eat something "non-compliant", I'm far more excited about the thai curry and cauliflower rice that's packed up for lunch.
     
    In fact I'm excited about a lot of things. Being in control. Not feeling ill when I eat. Getting back into my favourite bikini. Making meatballs and zoodles for tea... Today might be day thirty, but tomorrow is day one.
     
    xxx
     
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    miniannotti got a reaction from Maria D in Starting on Feb 10!   
    Good wishes Maria. I think you'll find this way of eating takes care of a whole lot of your diabetes!
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    miniannotti got a reaction from [email protected] in An Atkin's Diet Vet. Joins Whole30 w/?   
    I'll echo Tom. I'm coming here (day 23) from LCHF and more recently from a ketogenic bent. I could never get my blood ketones where they needed to be. So I let go of the fear of carbs and have been eating a 1/2-1 sweet potato a day and half an apple on several days per week. I don't now about the scale by I know I have lost weight. The other difference is I have more energy. Not a lot...but more, more contentedness. I don't usually log my food but I have done it a couple days and Lo and behold, my net carbs are still around 50. So still low carb by many standards, but not ultra low. So as a LC lifer....I'm now reconsidering and may be more Paleo-ish. I've been eating grass fed everything and no gluten and the increased roots and lack of dairy is really the only change I've made. Give it a shot!
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    miniannotti got a reaction from Frankiekex in Starting Whole 30 on Oct. 1st! Anyone else?   
    Done! I posted in Success stories board here: http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/14442-my-whole-experienceit-was-worth-it/
    Thanks to you all for the awesome support!
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    miniannotti got a reaction from vkarnowski in Can cold medications mess you up?   
    Yup. I take mag, probiotic, & psyllium every night, have for years.
    I took NyQuil gel caps 2 nights. Half dose (which knocks me out), then sudafed not from the pharmacy. Grrrr. Irritating.
    I'm drinking buckets of water tonight, maybe that will help.
    Thanks all.
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    miniannotti reacted to WunderHase in Starting Whole 30 on Oct. 1st! Anyone else?   
     
    And I know what you mean about spreadsheets :-) I am trying to ease up on that myself, and feel like this experience has helped me in that. I can start to focus so intensely on the numbers game that it stops being about me and my body, which is where my focus should be. It becomes a hell I have created for myself. OK, that escalated a bit fast :-) But my point is that the spreadsheets can feed certain obsessions which aren't necessarily that healthy.
     
    As for the reintros, I had the exact same thoughts as you about dairy, which is why I'm introducing it on two separate days: casein rich dairy on another day (like cheese) and lactose rich dairy on another day (like cream). So I'll have two days of grains and two days of dairy and then probably the legumes. I know that some of those will cause a bit of bloating and gas, and I'm really not that sure where I'd draw the line of something causing such symptoms that I'd never have it again.
     
    Since I'm not really allergic or sensitive to any particular foods, to me it's mostly about moderation and also timing. A big plate of pasta with creamy sauce can make me feel comatose, but a big plate of pasta with some meat right after lifting heavy weights will magically just disappear somewhere in my body and instead of feeling and looking bloated, I look and feel better. That's what I'm actually intending to do tomorrow: go to the gym and have my lower body workout with lots of leg work and then come home and have pasta!
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    miniannotti got a reaction from mamaellen in Starting Whole 30 on Oct. 1st! Anyone else?   
    Oh GEEZ! I hate it when that happens!
    Butter in my coffee!
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    miniannotti reacted to patriciaar in Starting Whole 30 on Oct. 1st! Anyone else?   
    I am planning on continue until Thanksgiving. I will take a break on Thanksgiving and I will enjoy dessert I will make for that day, I am planning on continue eating like Whole30 after next day and until my birthday December 5th, so I can make some of my favorite paleo dark chocolate cake. Then, back to whole30 or whatever number it will be until Christmas dinner and then also new year. So, I will continue eating like this with the exception of those 4 dates. My goal is to begin the year with good habits and probably reintroduce some cheese here and there.
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    miniannotti got a reaction from patriciaar in Starting Whole 30 on Oct. 1st! Anyone else?   
    Halfway through and already thinking of the end. Does anyone do shorter stints of W30 (after the first)? I'd like to take a week to enjoy a Paleo treat and then to test dairy...but then get back to something more regimented before Thanksgiving. I've done the 21 Day Sugar Detox before but am really enjoying my sweet potato! Does anyone every do a modified W30 after themed figured out their issues and know what they can safely eat?
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    miniannotti got a reaction from Tracythomp in Starting Whole 30 on Oct. 1st! Anyone else?   
    I have it all planned out. It will be Halloween, when most people Ugarit themselves out. For me, my "treat" will be dairy! I will have butter intimacy coffee, maybe a splash of heavy cream. For lunch I will go to Chipotle and have a salad with barbacoa and CHEESE. For dinner, I will make cauliflower pizza (crust) with a ton of cheese on top. If I have any dairy issues, this plan will make it appear! I'm hoping I don't, but going forward I will be cutting my dairy consumption even if I'm ok with it. I'm always going to be gluten free so won't reintroduce that, and legumes aren't a part of my diet either, so affect days later I might test rice or corn, the non-gluten grains. My plan, if all goes well, is to continue riding my own bike by going more "primal" with the addition of dairy. Hope that I can!
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    miniannotti reacted to jillian in Day 10, still want sugar, BAD   
    The only way my cravings for sweets diminish is by eating 3 square meals each day - with plenty of protein, fat and starchy veg at each meal. As soon as I have a handful of berries and some nuts for a "quick lunch" - the cravings return and my energy levels get wobbly.
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    miniannotti reacted to sunnymama in Day 10, still want sugar, BAD   
    Hi..just wanted to lend support and say hang in there!  Some moments will be rougher than others but it will take time and there is no way around that.  Also listen to Amber     The times I am most tempted to put junk in my body are always when I haven't eaten enough.  You will be amazed if you give this 100% effort/compliance.  Hugs!!! 
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    miniannotti got a reaction from Photo_Mom in Starting Whole 30 on Oct. 1st! Anyone else?   
    I am well past the breads, muffins & pastries (in theory), having been GF for over a year. What my issue will be is dairy! More specifically, ice cream! When I went GF (also LCHF), ice cream took the place of brownies and cookies (aka kryptonite!). My other drug of choice is diet Coke. Yeah, I know....it's poison! But it's poison that I CRAVE!Good luck to you and nice you have your daughter to journey with you. My one daughter is celiac but eats a fair amount of crap and my other daughter is vey obese, pre-diabetic, and NEEDS to doc W30... My husband is LCHF and supportive but will keep his cheese and cream, but won't eat ice cream in front of me, which is all I can ask. Good for you on your weight loss! Onward & upward!
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    miniannotti reacted to wingchun in Well, today is day 31!   
    Hi All,
     
    So, today is day 31!  Woo hooo!  It was quite a journey.  I went from 196 to 184. Nice!  I got really sick with a bad virus from my son's preschool halfway through.  It put me down for almost 10 days, but I stayed strict and focused on the plan.  I think it kind of blurred some of the benefits to my energy I may have experienced.  But, I feel pretty good now.  I also realized that I think I need to cut coffee.  It's overstimulating effect on my nervous system became more obvious as the plan went on.  A couple of unexpected results:
     
    My roscacea is gone.  I went from using cortizone and other medications on my forehead everyday to nothing but some moisturizer.  I have to assume this is a good gauge for inflammation elsewhere in my body, as all my lingering aches and pains have also resolved. 
     
    I don't sweat nearly as much.  I used to sweat a lot when I was nervous or working out.  This has completely stopped.  I went running the other day on a decently hot day and realized I was just a little damp from sweat.  Interesting.
     
    So, I feel like I've got some pretty good momentum.  I'm going to keep going until I drop another 10 lbs or so.  I think my body is happiest between 170 - 175, which puts me right in the middle of my normal BMI.  I'm not really craving anything, but I'd like to reintroduce a little wine in social situations.  I think I'll extend my Whole30 another 10 days to make up for the time I had the virus and then I'll start the reintroductions to see if I'm sensitive to anything.  I feel as though I must be because I've done low carb diets before and never seen this benefit to my skin!
     
    Thanks for all your stories, information, and support!
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    miniannotti got a reaction from carlawic in Starting Whole 30 on Oct. 1st! Anyone else?   
    My fear of this starting has spurred a binge the past couple of days...how ridiculous! I'm ready for tomorrow morning to just get here. I'm nervous of the sugar w/d. I've got my food ready for tomorrow and even made coconut milk "creamer" to survive the loss of heavy cream. My co-workers think I'm insane. I just want or make it through the 30 days so that I can look myself in the mirror!
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    miniannotti got a reaction from carlawic in Starting Whole 30 on Oct. 1st! Anyone else?   
    My fear of this starting has spurred a binge the past couple of days...how ridiculous! I'm ready for tomorrow morning to just get here. I'm nervous of the sugar w/d. I've got my food ready for tomorrow and even made coconut milk "creamer" to survive the loss of heavy cream. My co-workers think I'm insane. I just want or make it through the 30 days so that I can look myself in the mirror!
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    miniannotti got a reaction from Tracythomp in Starting Whole 30 on Oct. 1st! Anyone else?   
    I'm in....with a bit of fear and trepidation! My last whole 30 was a whole 21 😒 about a year ago.
    For September I did a cyclic low-carb approach but am becoming suspect about dairy...which will be the hardest part to let go of. But what the heck, it's only 30 days....it won't kill me! Good luck to all.