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    Robert2014 got a reaction from kellyid in Inaugural Whole30 starting January 8,2018   
    Hi Kelly ~
    I'm starting January 8.  Are you still on board?
    Best,
    Rob
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    Robert2014 got a reaction from Merari in January 8 - Day 1 - Let's do this 2018! 4th W30   
    Greetings ~
    Looking forward to my 4th W30 over the past five years.  Please reply if you want some company on the journey.  The more the merrier!  Strength in numbers!
    Forward, 
    Rob
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    Robert2014 got a reaction from elizabeth.joan in Starting January 2nd!   
    Best wishes Elizabeth.  You will do great!  I am starting January 8.
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    Robert2014 got a reaction from jbutts654 in Starting October 1st   
    jbutts654 - Better to restart on Day 3 than on Day 23!  Thanks for the veteran words of advice.  This is my third W30.  Completed the first two in good style.  Temptation is at every turn.  I weathered many party storms during my first W30 -- a housewarming party, Halloween (with our two children), a few dinner parties/BBQ's, a trip to Disneyland etc.  Some party tips: eat a full W30 meal before you go; prepare to eat compliant while you are there (smuggle in a bag of carrots if you have to); always have full hands at a party -- a cocktailish looking glass of sparkling water with lots of umbrellas and lemon wedges, a plate with some crumpled up napkins on it; go covert -- if you announce at a party that you are doing this crazy W30 thingy you make yourself a target -- everyone tells you that this is crazy and in short order you start to believe it.  Honesty is always the best policy but at some point you may just have to tell a fib, "Oh my gosh, the food and drink are so incredible, I am stuffed and could not possibly eat or drink any more" or "My stomach is feeling a bit rumbly and I feel like I might throw up all over you."  If things get really nasty, go hide in the bathroom and hammer down your bag of smuggled carrots.    Hang in there everyone!  Blink blink, we are 10% forward.  
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    Robert2014 got a reaction from jbutts654 in Starting October 1st   
    jbutts654 - Better to restart on Day 3 than on Day 23!  Thanks for the veteran words of advice.  This is my third W30.  Completed the first two in good style.  Temptation is at every turn.  I weathered many party storms during my first W30 -- a housewarming party, Halloween (with our two children), a few dinner parties/BBQ's, a trip to Disneyland etc.  Some party tips: eat a full W30 meal before you go; prepare to eat compliant while you are there (smuggle in a bag of carrots if you have to); always have full hands at a party -- a cocktailish looking glass of sparkling water with lots of umbrellas and lemon wedges, a plate with some crumpled up napkins on it; go covert -- if you announce at a party that you are doing this crazy W30 thingy you make yourself a target -- everyone tells you that this is crazy and in short order you start to believe it.  Honesty is always the best policy but at some point you may just have to tell a fib, "Oh my gosh, the food and drink are so incredible, I am stuffed and could not possibly eat or drink any more" or "My stomach is feeling a bit rumbly and I feel like I might throw up all over you."  If things get really nasty, go hide in the bathroom and hammer down your bag of smuggled carrots.    Hang in there everyone!  Blink blink, we are 10% forward.  
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    Robert2014 got a reaction from jbutts654 in Starting October 1st   
    jbutts654 - Better to restart on Day 3 than on Day 23!  Thanks for the veteran words of advice.  This is my third W30.  Completed the first two in good style.  Temptation is at every turn.  I weathered many party storms during my first W30 -- a housewarming party, Halloween (with our two children), a few dinner parties/BBQ's, a trip to Disneyland etc.  Some party tips: eat a full W30 meal before you go; prepare to eat compliant while you are there (smuggle in a bag of carrots if you have to); always have full hands at a party -- a cocktailish looking glass of sparkling water with lots of umbrellas and lemon wedges, a plate with some crumpled up napkins on it; go covert -- if you announce at a party that you are doing this crazy W30 thingy you make yourself a target -- everyone tells you that this is crazy and in short order you start to believe it.  Honesty is always the best policy but at some point you may just have to tell a fib, "Oh my gosh, the food and drink are so incredible, I am stuffed and could not possibly eat or drink any more" or "My stomach is feeling a bit rumbly and I feel like I might throw up all over you."  If things get really nasty, go hide in the bathroom and hammer down your bag of smuggled carrots.    Hang in there everyone!  Blink blink, we are 10% forward.  
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    Robert2014 got a reaction from jbutts654 in Starting October 1st   
    jbutts654 - Better to restart on Day 3 than on Day 23!  Thanks for the veteran words of advice.  This is my third W30.  Completed the first two in good style.  Temptation is at every turn.  I weathered many party storms during my first W30 -- a housewarming party, Halloween (with our two children), a few dinner parties/BBQ's, a trip to Disneyland etc.  Some party tips: eat a full W30 meal before you go; prepare to eat compliant while you are there (smuggle in a bag of carrots if you have to); always have full hands at a party -- a cocktailish looking glass of sparkling water with lots of umbrellas and lemon wedges, a plate with some crumpled up napkins on it; go covert -- if you announce at a party that you are doing this crazy W30 thingy you make yourself a target -- everyone tells you that this is crazy and in short order you start to believe it.  Honesty is always the best policy but at some point you may just have to tell a fib, "Oh my gosh, the food and drink are so incredible, I am stuffed and could not possibly eat or drink any more" or "My stomach is feeling a bit rumbly and I feel like I might throw up all over you."  If things get really nasty, go hide in the bathroom and hammer down your bag of smuggled carrots.    Hang in there everyone!  Blink blink, we are 10% forward.  
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    Robert2014 reacted to jbutts654 in Starting October 1st   
    So as I posted earlier, this is my second Whole30. I did wonderfully on my first round but I didn't have many temptations. Yesterday (Day 2), I went to a "wine and cheese" dinner at a friends house. I had hoped to stay on track and even thought ahead to bring La Croix and compliant guacamole... and then... they brought out the baked brie wrapped in a crescent roll. So, it looks like I will be starting over. However, the reason for my post is to encourage everyone else - I may have given in and enjoyed the wine and cheese but I went home with a bellyache and feelings of defeat. So, words of advice: Hold strong and remember that a few moments of yummy food doesn't compare to the feelings of success if you just shake your head and say "No Thank You!" Here's to Day 1 again!
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    Robert2014 reacted to Chellie in January 6 - Day 1   
    Is there any way to get a count of J6'ers who finished? I know there was early talk of setting an unofficial record for the most people to complete together...
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    Robert2014 reacted to Carolyn in January 6 - Day 1   
    Still going strong here in Grandma land!!! I am feeling FANTASTIC!!! no really FANTASTIC!!! I see how long it took me to get here (well not long at all in the grand scheme of things...lol...BUT you W30ers know EXactly what I am talking about!!) SO I am continuing to stay the course! My runs (now the weather is a LITTLE more cooperative...yay!! ) have been amazing!!! My thoughts are more clear...anxiety and depression is dissapating, my clothing is fitting better, I smile even more, laugh a lot, enjoying this feeling and realizing THIS is WHERE I WANT TO BE!!! Not holding down the couch...watching too much TV and eating crap o la!! (that also includes not going to bed on time and not getting my butt out the door for a run in the morning)  So yes than you all January 6ers...great job and thank you for the support. Next goal W60!!! Yay team!!!
    Grandma Carolyn 
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    Robert2014 reacted to EvaK in January 6 - Day 1   
    I finished my Whole 30 yesterday!
    I did not weigh or measure myself before, so I have no stats, and I do not own a scale.
    My husband says I look slimmer, and I think so myself.
    If at all, I only noticed the tiger blood the last two days.
    I did not have any major changes as described here or in the timeline in the book.
    I am disappointed to be honest, but on the other hand it might be because we have a healthy lifestyle already, and do not consume sugar, soy, next to no alchohol and no convenience foods at all and we make almost everything from scratch.
    I started reintroducing non-gluten grains today and I have felt no difference yet, but the next two days will tell.
    Will hop over to the other thread now.
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    Robert2014 reacted to Kate1712 in January 6 - Day 1   
    Hi Everyone, not posted for a while but been reading your posts for inspiration & ideas.
    I feel so much better & so happy that I got through the 30 days! Did not measure myself but I lost 12 lbs! Wow!
    Look forward to joining you all on the new thread 😊 x
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    Robert2014 reacted to curlygirl in January 6 - Day 1   
    Congratulations fellow J6'ers!  Whoop Whoop!!  I can't believe it's been 30 days...30 WHOLE days!  When I started this journey I had very little hope that I'd make it the full distance - I had planned to have wine with my Mother days 10-14 and I felt sure I'd never be able to resist the other temptations along the way.  I felt like I'd cave, I'd be too busy, and I'd just plain ole give up... but nope, I did it!!
     
    The first few days were rough...like reeeeeaaallly rough, but as the days went on I felt better, stronger, and more confident that I could, in fact, survive without sugar, wine, and processed food-like goodies.  I didn't want to give up!  Sure, I wanted wine... jeeze, I still do.... but I could feel the changes happening in my body, so passing over a glass made life easier.
     
    Today, on day 32, I still haven't weighed and am going strong!  Here's the thing... I'm terrified!  Really you guys....I'm so nervous!  I now totally get those people on the Biggest Loser that are in tears for fear of what they could go back to when they leave the Ranch.  This is my Ranch!!  This forum, the safety of the rules, the clearly defined "can" and can-not's", my Sunday's spent cooking a week of meals.... all of it have provided such a place of safety for me and I'm thoroughly terrified to leave it.     I just don't trust myself yet.  I've spent 30+ years off the rails eating whatever crossed my lips - especially in times of stress, frustration, or fear and I can't help but think that, while I do feel changed, I don't feel ready!  
     
    I plan to keep going without reintroduction of anything, for now.  I'm just not missing anything that I could consider "good" for my body.  I'd like a glass of wine this weekend, but as far as wheat or dairy, mmeh... I can live without it for the time being.
     
    Thank you everyone for you amazing support and thoughts along the way!!  I'll hope to keep up with you in the Re-intro forum.  Congrats on 30 days!!
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    Robert2014 reacted to nlprice in January 6 - Day 1   
    Hi!! I was a 33er!
     
    So I didn't take any measurements, but ALL of my pants are looser. I actually have two pairs that have always been a more "relaxed" fit that I can't even wear because they're too loose!
     
    I lost a total of 9 lbs.
     
    More imortantly than all of that, I have NO cravings. Before this journey, my sugar dragon was fierce! Now I don't ever need anything sweet. Actually I don't want to introduce anything sweet because I think sugar does make me feel a lot worse. I also don't need to snack throughout the day. I used to be a constant snacker, eating literally every hour. They would be small, semi-healthy snack, but unneeded calories nonetheless.
     
    I have tons more energy and am in a much better mood overall.
     
    I don't think I'll bring back simple carbs, sugar, or dairy at all. At least not until I get some more results. I am going to see how I do with grains, some beans, and oats. Oh, and wine. Definitely wine.
     
    Congrats to all!! Thanks for being such a huge support!
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    Robert2014 reacted to EvaK in January 6 - Day 1   
    Day 27 finished:)
    Due to my stomach flu I am 4 days behind you guys.
    It is sooo amazing to read about everyone's success!!!! Well done everybody and I can't wait to join you!!!!
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    Robert2014 reacted to eryntracy in January 6 - Day 1   
    Wow. What an amazing experience.  I've never felt so healthy, happy or confident in my LIFE. My skin is glowing, I can see the faint outline of collar bones(!!!!), and I have energy like I couldn't have imagined.  You guys, I did a SPIN class last night. Not that I have any intentions of jumping on the chronic cardio bandwagon, but because it was terrifying to me. The idea of walking in, not looking like everyone else in the class, not being able to keep up... I felt AWESOME. Like I'm ready to take on the world.
     
    I laid in my bed this morning half dreading the scale, half super excited to see what it would reveal. I've been pondering my unhealthy relationship with said scale quite a bit the last couple of weeks.  30 days is the longest I've gone without weighing (or gaining) in as long as I can remember.  I've done a lot of reminding myself that the Whole30 isn't about the numbers on the scale.  It's about what I talked about up there in paragraph one. If I'm confident about what I'm putting into my body, what does the scale really matter?  All this thinking was making me hungry and I started fantasizing about brussel sprouts with mushrooms, a piece of bacon (!), and eggs. Hilarious that in week one I figured this first meal off would be french toast or pancakes. So I kicked my feet out of bed, shuffled over to the scale and came face to face with the fact that in 30 days I've lost 15 pounds and am in the 100's for the first time in, ohhhh, 8 years??? Did it put a little extra spring in my step? Sure. A spring that I used to dance down the hall to saute some brussel sprouts for breakfast. Like we do. Feels good.
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    Robert2014 reacted to PaleoGardener in January 6 - Day 1   
    So 6 lbs down & lost 4 inches. Not huge, but I was already eating clean to some extent besides the holiday splurge. I am doing dairy today, but don't think I will miss it if I cut it out for the most part going forward.
    I'll catch up with you at the new thread. Thanks mk_hammer!
    And yes, Toni I remember Helen Reddy.
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    Robert2014 reacted to Chellie in January 6 - Day 1   
    Here's my run-down (drumroll, please...):
    Down 1/2 inch in calf and inner thigh
    Down 1 inch in waist, arm and belly
    Down 2 inches in mid-thigh and hips
    Down 2.5 inches (!) in bust
    Down 9.5 POUNDS! Yay!
    I feel better about making confident, healthy food choices. I am not chained to any food, including cream, sugar, chocolate, wine, and beer.
    I can say no thank you to absolutely any food.
    I am in control of my food today and every day!
    I love all of you. See you in the next phase of our journey! Xoxo
    Chellie
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    Robert2014 reacted to Kelly M in January 6 - Day 1   
    I will write more later.  Psyched we are going to carry on together on the postw30 realm!!!!!  I plan to continue through a wholle 60 or more.  No turning back now!
     
    I feel amazing.  More confident with more space around me.  My daughter judges my transformation by how well she can get her arms around me.  She estimated 3 inches and she was right.  
     
    Here are my stats:
     
    3 inches off bust
    3 inches off waist
    3 inches off hips
    1 inch off arms, thighs and even my ankles!
     
    Oh, yeah.  And I lost 17 pounds.  
     
    Will do the next right thing - more whole 30.
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    Robert2014 reacted to Stephanie Hayes in January 6 - Day 1   
    Lost 10lbs! Yippee Skippy! I should have taken measurements but I did not. I did take before and after pics and there is noticeable difference but I'm waiting to share those on my blog later down the road when I have more progression pics to show in the next month or two. Woooooohoooooo. I'm still keepin on. Maybe allowing 1-2 OFF road meals a week if necessary but nothing crazy. I'll be in the new forum. Thanks mk_hammer!
     
    Read my Whole30 Day 30 and Day 31 recaps here: http://idrankthecfkoolaid.com/2014/02/04/drumroll-please-day-30/ and http://idrankthecfkoolaid.com/2014/02/05/boom-whole30-complete/
    And for those of you close or near finishing. STAY STRONG!
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    Robert2014 reacted to Jan2014 in January 6 - Day 1   
    I lost 4 pounds, not as much as I hoped but if I can continue to lose a pound a week that would be great.
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    Robert2014 reacted to Corinna in January 6 - Day 1   
    So, I lost about 5 lbs. and 4 inches. Not a lot, but I was already eating pretty clean. I don't plan to reintroduce anything at this point. I'm going to stay on plan until at least the 14th, maybe longer. My body just feels so much better eating this way. Without the sugars (I cut almost all fruit and very limited starchy carbs), my belly fat really disappeared. I don't feel deprived, I feel enlightened!
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    Robert2014 reacted to Toni in January 6 - Day 1   
    I lost approximately 12 pounds. Don't know exactly because I hadn't weighed right before starting Whole30. But I haven't been in the 180's for YEARS. I didn't measure, but I can wear a size smaller jeans. Don't know about scrubs, but they seem way too loose, so I'll try a smaller size with them, too. What a happy day this is. To think that we all kept on keeping on even though times were sometimes really tough. We are strong. I should induct you all into the "Helen Reddy I am Woman Hear Me Roar Club" (well, at least all the females). Sort of weird to think that most of you are probably way too young to even know who Helen Reddy is!
    I think the most amazing thing I've found I can live without is sugar. I NEVER would have thought that I could/would give up every kind of sweetener for 30 days. That realization completely blows me away. I still find myself wanting to put artificial sweetener in coffee, and sometimes a shot or two of those flavored creamers, but have held fast. I am very afraid that I have not starved the sugar dragon, only put him in a coma, and he could reawaken if I risk it. I'm going to keep on, hopefully at least another 30 days. But I'd love to come on board with the new thread. Thanks so much for starting it mk_hammer! See you there! All the very best -- Toni.
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    Robert2014 reacted to mk_hammer in January 6 - Day 1   
     
    I started a new thread on the reintro forum: http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/16437-j6-reintro-thread/.
     
    Let's stay in touch there!!
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    Robert2014 reacted to xine23 in January 6 - Day 1   
    I don't weigh myself but I lost 11.5 inches off my body {from what I was measuring}--so 1 inch off my arm, 1 inch off my chest, 1.5 inches off my waist, 2 inches off my low abdomen, 2.5 inches off my hips and 2 inches off my thighs. AMAZING! I am so happy, this is an entire size. I am super thankful to everyone here for recipe ideas and help and communal KATT posts.
     
    I also wrote a thank-you blog to commemorate my first Whole30: http://xinesbattleofherbulge.com/2014/02/05/whole30-finished/
     
    Can't wait to continue talking with all of you on a different board!
     
    xoxo Christine