EAH

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  1. EAH

    Start Date August 1, 2016

    I have done two successful W30s and two unsuccessful whole 30s. I am joining this group because I want August to be a rewarding month that puts me back into some good habits. Watchimg my intake of fruit and cutting out snacking are my keys. Best of luck.
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    CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!

    I'm in. I decided last night to join. I'm still on vacation and have a girls birthday get-away trip in a week so this might be a little nuts. I've done a couple Whole30s but I ducked-out of my last one. I am a runner in South Florida with a 5 lb problem. I need to manage the sugar dragon so that my running time is faster and my running shorts are looser. Good luck to all today. Since I'm not home, I'm not weighing myself but this may work to my benefit! My kids and husband are NOT joining but since they eat what I prepare, I hope this month puts them on a healthier track for 2016. No pasta dishes or rice dishes for dinner will be a good change. Good luck all today!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    It's Day 7 for me and my rings and watch are leaving indentations on my skin. My pants even feel tight around my ankles - and I am pretty sure I didn't gain weight there. Oh, I hope I don't regret this month. I've seen the timeline but that doesn't assuage my fears. I had a bunless burger with green peppers, onions, tabasco and yellow mustard an hour ago. I feel as if I just finished T'giving meal though. I really don't remember this happening last time I did a Whole30. On my run today, it felt like the sidewalk was tilting. I'm hanging with you all but, man, I'm feeling skittish.
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    Navigating a tricky weekend here! Feeling great but will tweak a couple things in the coming second week: - eating within an hour of waking - snacking when not hungry On another note, I told my kids to hide the scale and I feel so FREE! Lastly, I'm thinking on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the two holiest days in my religion. They fall in the middle of this month and one day is a day of fasting. Of course, my commitment to my religion trumps the Whole30 so I need to think about how I am going to face the traditions like Challah (a sweet bread that my aunt makes) and red wine which is ceremonial.
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    1. Thank you to the moderator who wrote that we should embrace FATS. I had hard boiled eggs mashed with avocado and I drizzled it with EVOO for M1. I feel really satiated now. So different than yesterday which didn't include enough fat or protein and lead to marathon snacking. I don't work Thursdays so I was in my house all day yesterday (until I picked-up the kids) and I think that that contributed to the grazing. I read that willpower is aided by distraction. I need an anti-snacking distraction plan for for the days I'm home that's more amusing than housework. 2. Hubby is smoking two pork shoulders tomorrow for the start of college ball. (ATL-Jen: Go gators!) I bought the second one thinking this will make great leftovers. 3. Old friends are coming to town and they are big drinkers and party-ers so I imagine this will be a challenge -especially since we are heading to a hot, new restaurant tonight.
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    Michellemahi: Your post could have been mine today. Worst run I've had in a decade. GI issues brought me to a walk. (Perhaps this is Whole30 related? I remember reading that it can disrupt even a longstanding exercise program.) Frustration and a negative midday exchange contributed to an afternoon of grazing and snacking. It was all compliant - but I know not what the Hardwicks intended for the program. I'm determined to define tomorrow by three meals. Thanks to this forum. I'm feeling empowered for a better tomorrow.
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    1. Thank you for posting your favorite recipes with hyperlinks. That's awesome! 2. I will not be buying nuts. They are a slippery slope for me. 3. First day was great but M3 portions were large. Bought pricey NY strip steak and I ate what my kids didn't finish because the thought of tossing it seemed wasteful. And in the back of my mind I'm thinking "It's compliant so it's okay." 4. My vinegars have sulfites even though there's nothing non-compliant in the ingredient list. I know vinegars (not malt) are approved. Any answers?
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    I shaved forty seconds per mile on my running pace when I did my first Whole30. It was amazing! And it became my new normal pace. I completed that Whole30 month feeling so high though I paid haphazard attention to labels - but followed the large strokes of the plan. (I avoided obvious sugar, gluten, alcohol and dairy.) I was happy. I really don't eat many packaged, boxed or canned goods anyway. I can't seem to remember all those scientific names for sugar and sulfites. Really. I know it sounds lame. This go-around I am going to shop with the worksheet OPEN on my phone. Breakfast was micro greens, sliced yellow peppers, eggs and sliced avocado. I had had a banana before a 5:30am Orange Theory class. I have GI issues if I eat anything but that pre-workout. Thank you to all those from past months who have chimed in. Your comments are both sweet and helpful. I love the camaraderie!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    I'm in. This will be my third Whole30 over the last four years. The sugar dragon needs some slaying. And I'm tired of tummy troubles as the day goes on. I join this group to hold myself accountable. It somehow feels more "real" now that I've committed publicly. Good luck all. September is going to pass anyway so it may as well pass as an ultra-healthy 30 days. (Did that make sense!?!) I'm pumped for tomorrow!
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    On Friday, I knowingly ate a non-compliant snack and I took the next two days to decide if I should stay the course. I continued to be compliant while thinking it over. I didn't contribute to this forum while deciding. And I came to this conclusion: It's important for the Whole30 program to stay within the guidelines but there's no need FOR ME to turn away from a feel-good successful week. I don't want to sabotage this effort. Others may disagree - and that's cool. Congrats to all of you who persever even in the face of unsupportive friends, spouses and kids. For me, it was internal forces trying to throw me off and those can be the hardest to ignore.
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    SNACKING! Ktwlks8610: You're my anti-snacking heroine! DishE: I also snack off my kids plates. And yes, it may be complaint but seriously, I don't need the sloppy seconds. I had two goals this month: 1) stop snacking 2) curb the sugar dragon. And the two go hand-in-hand... If I could slay the snacking, the second would also be put down. Some habits are hard to break, right?
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    SWF: I've never been to that farmers market but after your rec, I need to go. Thanks for that heads-up. Feeling as if I've been set-straight for wanting to include some beans and lentils. Thanks... I guess. Roasting a compliant version of Ina Garten's herbed pork tenderloin tonight for the six of us. Is tomorrow really Day 7?
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    We have some beautiful tomatoes at the market here in Florida. I am roasting thick slices of tomatoes & eggplant, stacking them and drizzling homemade pesto over the top today. I might need to adopt some of the vegetarian modifications like beans and lentils; feeling as if I need the extra source of protein and nuts are no-brake foods for me. (I start and just keep on snacking them.) I am not a vegetarian but meat doesn't have any appeal to me for either meal 1 or meal 2. Awesome Orange Theory class this morning and feeling on top of the world. I wish this feeling for everybody. Day 6 and off...
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    And so Day 4 comes to an end. Because I've done two Whole30s, I feel as if these days have been commonplace with the exception of no Greek yogurt and ice cream late at night. I suppose the take-away is that this program gets easier and everyone can find success with large and small habits. During my first Whole30, I dropped artificial sweeteners and never ever went back. After my second Whole30, I curbed my carb intake. Sweets and snacking are still my nemesis. I stuck my hand into the raisins and almond boxes pretty often today so I have not made much headway on the snacking or sugar addiction. I hope that tomorrow is better. (I am forcing myself to be human. I don't want to beat myself up for this. The rest of the day was pretty good.)
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Another feel-better option that is so easy: Broccoli Soup 1. Sauté a chopped onion in olive oil or ghee til limp 2. Add large fistful of rough chopped cilantro (or whatever fresh herb you favor) 3. Add two heads of broccoli florets 4. Add 4 cups vegetable broth and simmer for 15 minutes until the broccoli is soft. 5. Purée. Season with salt and pepper. Embarrassingly simple but my four kids love it. For my kiddos, I serve with French bread for dipping and shred cheddar over the top of bowls.