Dem

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    Dem got a reaction from Ksprljan in Starting On March 28th!   
    Wow, congrats Ksprljan!
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    Dem got a reaction from Ksprljan in Starting On March 28th!   
    Woohoo!  Day 30 in the bag!!  Congratulations guys!  We did it!!!
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    Dem reacted to CarolineW26 in Starting On March 28th!   
    Emotional eating is huge for me as well. I had a rough day at work yesterday and all I kept thinking about was the popcorn that was staring at me. Being on this plan keeps me from giving in and I worry about what happens after it's over. It's great that you're focusing on that part, I think I'll be working on the same. Good luck!
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    Dem got a reaction from Ksprljan in Starting On March 28th!   
    I'm just going to keep going.  I feel like my body needs more time reach tiger blood phase.  Plus I don't really want any particular food, just sugar in general.  I've broken up with chocolate for good (I had already done that a few months ago, but we had one last fling on Easter), and what's the point of eating sugar if it's not chocolate?  Now when I'm hungry I'm craving real food.  My face and tummy look slimmer.  I can stay awake past 8 pm.  I still have lots of work to do on managing my uncomfortable emotions without using food.  I've got a good thing going here so I have no desire to stop.
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    Dem got a reaction from AmisOtis in Starting On March 28th!   
    I made a double batch of sunshine sauce yesterday. Eating it over fresh spinach, Spaghetti squash, and chicken.
    I am so jealous of my family's dessert plates.
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    Dem reacted to Dem in Starting On March 28th!   
    Thanks for the kind words guys. I am so proud of myself for how I handled things yesterday. We stayed in town really late and went shopping at walmart. I was so hungry. My husband was loading up the cart with junk that I "can't" have and I started feeling sorry for myself. I tried to think ofor some thing off plan that I really wanted to eat. I was going to cheat. But then I couldn't think of anything I really wanted except real food, like a hamburger. I truly did not want the junk! I ended up buying some cashews and stopped feeling sorry for myself. The bad feelings just went away when I realized I just wanted good food.
    Today I am going to try Thai Green Curry salmon from the Defined Dish. Good job guys we are so close to Day 30!
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    Dem got a reaction from Ksprljan in Starting On March 28th!   
    Thanks for the kind words guys. I am so proud of myself for how I handled things yesterday. We stayed in town really late and went shopping at walmart. I was so hungry. My husband was loading up the cart with junk that I "can't" have and I started feeling sorry for myself. I tried to think ofor some thing off plan that I really wanted to eat. I was going to cheat. But then I couldn't think of anything I really wanted except real food, like a hamburger. I truly did not want the junk! I ended up buying some cashews and stopped feeling sorry for myself. The bad feelings just went away when I realized I just wanted good food.
    Today I am going to try Thai Green Curry salmon from the Defined Dish. Good job guys we are so close to Day 30!
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    Dem reacted to Dem in Starting On March 28th!   
    Thanks for the kind words guys. I am so proud of myself for how I handled things yesterday. We stayed in town really late and went shopping at walmart. I was so hungry. My husband was loading up the cart with junk that I "can't" have and I started feeling sorry for myself. I tried to think ofor some thing off plan that I really wanted to eat. I was going to cheat. But then I couldn't think of anything I really wanted except real food, like a hamburger. I truly did not want the junk! I ended up buying some cashews and stopped feeling sorry for myself. The bad feelings just went away when I realized I just wanted good food.
    Today I am going to try Thai Green Curry salmon from the Defined Dish. Good job guys we are so close to Day 30!
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    Dem got a reaction from CarolineW26 in Starting On March 28th!   
    I have no way to manage my feelings.  Instead of stuffing my face with sugar I have to just deal with them and this sucks.  I don't even want any certain food in particular, I just want sugar to take the edge off. 
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    Dem reacted to CarolineW26 in Starting On March 28th!   
    Hey everyone! Winding down on day 22! The days continue to get easier, though I'm still counting down to my first glass of wine after this. Haha. I feel like I'll be able to keep up this way of eating for the most part and I'm so happy to realize that I feel this way. After my first round, all I could think about was my post-W30 pizza and cheeseburger. Now, besides adding the occasional grass fed dairy if it agrees with me and grain-free alcohol, I think I can make this stick. I think the NSVs are helping a lot with that realization. I've learned that if I keep things simple, it's way easier.
    Side note, I made a super easy coconut-lime-cilantro cauliflower rice last night and it was amazing!!! I made enough for this week's lunches to go along with some Cajun chicken. Yum!
    I hope everyone is doing great. We're at the final stretch!
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    Dem got a reaction from AmisOtis in Starting On March 28th!   
    I made a double batch of sunshine sauce yesterday. Eating it over fresh spinach, Spaghetti squash, and chicken.
    I am so jealous of my family's dessert plates.
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    Dem got a reaction from AmisOtis in Starting On March 28th!   
    @Amis Otis, the rule for eggs is as many as you can hold in one hand, which is probably 3. Smoothies are discouraged. You didn't mention your fat source at lunch. I agree that the mass quantities of raw veggies are probably upsetting your tummy. Are you eating alot of nUts? I know fruit and nuts make me bloated.
    Today was a good day for me. I ate 3 hardboiled eggs for my afternoon mini meal (I am a nursing mama!) We got home late but my mood was steady. Imagine several hangry kids pestering you while you're trying to make dinner and you get the idea. Baby had a cold and didn't sleep last night but I made it through the day ok. So I'd say those are some non-scale victories.
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    Dem reacted to sprboston in Starting On March 28th!   
    Hi everyone. Hope you're all doing well...we are supposed to be emerging into a bit of an easier time, clearer mind and more energy. I don't think I'm "typical" as I'm heading into having a kidney stone removed and there is some discomfort and little sleeping due to that and the stress of buying a new home.
     
    But, I had a pre-op appointment today and the Nurse Practicioner was shocked. My blood pressure went from 132/87 to 120/82 in the last 4 weeks (2 of which have been "on" Whole30....so my body has definitely changed. (and although I do know my new weight, I didn't technically weigh myself...it was part of the appointment...it's very encouraging.)
     
    Onward 13 days to go. But I've made a decision. Sure I'll look at the reintroduction and test a few things. But I think mainly I'm going to continue eating like this. I'm no worse off with no sugar. I miss things like pizza and maybe there is a place for that in my life once a month...not 3x a week. Things like that.

    anyway, I hope it's ok to share that good news to encourage everyone. Big changes are coming for sure.
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    Dem reacted to Amyz3395 in Starting On March 28th!   
    Day 15- halfway through!! Ive started to notice that my cravings have diminished a bunch. When I see other people eating things that I want to eat, I don't have that immediate craving feeling, I just kinda ignore it. I walked by people serving free pizza on campus and was not phased at all, instead I was a little disgusted by the smell. 
     
    I can see that I am able to move one hole down on my belt! Which is awesome. 
     
    I still feel tired though, but it's probably because as a student, I don't get nearly enough sleep as I should and having to cook my every meal takes up a lot of time so I get to sleep even later. 
     
    Also, I feel like I'm starting to feel a different rhythm to my life. I used to not eat breakfast, but now I get up 15 min earlier to make some eggs and veges. And for lunch, I eat a big salad. Then for dinner I either have something leftover or make something new. I rarely ever feel super full (which I used to from buying food) and I'm able to see how much I really need to eat to not be hungry (I used to overeat and now realize it).  
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    Dem got a reaction from LoveyR in Starting On March 28th!   
    I am excited to hear how it turns out!
     
    Day 11 folks and it's gettin' real hard.  I just re-read the timeline and yep, Days 10 and 11 are the hardest.  http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/ Our brains are trying to trick us ino eating junk. Let's stay strong together!
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    Dem got a reaction from LoveyR in Starting On March 28th!   
    Hey guys, let's hang in there! It really does get better. I think we can all agree we are miserable right now. But it will be over before you know it. Almost a week down! Stay strong friends and remember why you are doing this. Tonight I'm thinking about my family, how my eating choices help me be the mom I want to be. It Starts With Food- truer words never spoken. Day 7 here we come.
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    Dem got a reaction from ElkaSimmy in Starting On March 28th!   
    Whew, thank goodness we are past Day 10!  Yesterday was a horrible kill-all-the-things day combined with needing a nap.  I was definitely NOT acting like the mommy I want to be!!  I felt fat and bloated too, when just a couple of days earlier I thought my face looked less puffy.  I guess that's a common experience on Day 10.  
     
     
    Yikes that must have been scary!
     
     
     
     
    I think the key to figuring out if it's just boredom eating is to ask yourself if you are hungry enough to eat steamed fish and broccoli.  If not, it's just a craving.  If so, it's true hunger, in which case you probably need more fat at dinner.
     
    I tried Tessemae's "ketchup" the other day.  Wow, it is nothing like the ketchup I normally eat but it is tasty.  If you can't find compliant stuff at WF you might try that.
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    Dem reacted to ShannonM816 in Starting On March 28th!   
     
    Any of these ideas should work with Napa cabbage as well as the more usual version, or this cabbage salad sounds good -- sub your chicken thighs instead of the boneless, skinless breast it calls for.
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    Dem reacted to prynceszh in Starting March 28!   
    I originally posted in another thread that I was starting on April 1 but I actually moved my start date up to the 28th because I wanted to spend Sunday prepping/noting how I feel/taking pictures and measurements. I would love to be included in this support group
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    Dem reacted to xmegs in Starting On March 28th!   
    I'm starting Monday too!
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    Dem reacted to sprboston in Starting On March 28th!   
    I'm wondering if anyone else, like me, is going through the list of can't haves and enjoying them this week prior to doing the Whole30?
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    Dem got a reaction from heatherglick in Start date: July 6   
    Hi everyone,
    I am starting tomorrow, July 7. This will be my 3rd? restart this year, I think. I am 7months pregnant and so tired of feeling sluggish. Looking forward to the support on here. Today I cooked some chicken thighs, hard boiled eggs, and made a chicken salad for tomorrow.
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    Dem reacted to ShannonM816 in Start date: July 6   
     
    To me, this falls under the "doctor's order trump Whole30" exception -- if you have to do the test because the doctor says so, you're not really breaking your W30. 
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    Dem reacted to mcki0133 in Start date: July 6   
    Dem, that breakfast sounds amazing!!!
     
    Things are going good over here -- on to Day 3! I am feeling rather sluggish...I was super headachy yesterday and took a nap in my car at lunch. Then went to bed early last night! Today, things are better - I do have to go out for dinner tonight with my step-mom, so we chose a gluten free restaurant and I already picked out what I'm going to have!
     
    I think lots of people are posting on the Facebook group, but I can't do that during work as it's not an "approved" website unless I go in on my phone...this is easier for me to use and update.
     
    Hope others will check in here too!
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    Dem got a reaction from Kharyn33 in Start date: July 6   
    Day 2 for me, how is everyone else doing? Breakfast was ground pork, egg, spinach scramble, 1/2 avocado, and sweet potato and zucchini hash. Lunch will be leftover stuffed peppers. Dinner will be roast beef (in the crockpot now) and I haven't decided on a veg yet. Maybe sautéed cabbage.
    I have a long day out of the house tomorrow with no way to heat my food. I want to make some sweet potatoes that will taste good cold. Maybe roasted??? I know from past experience that cold mashed sweet potatoes are pretty yucky to me.
    Good luck today, and don't forget to check in here!