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    Toni reacted to mk_hammer in J6 Reintro Thread   
    Hey, y'all! Checking in. Reintro'd legumes yesterday, and no issues. Had peanut butter in the morning, and I added black beans to my chocolate chili for lunch. I don't think legumes are going to be an issue for me, so I'll include them occasionally.
     
    I still have to reintro dairy. Hopefully I'll do that this weekend after I'm able to get out of my snowy/icy neighborhood!
     
    Lost another 2 lbs this week, which is super awesome. I'm trying not to focus too much on the scale number, but I do want to lose about 50 more lbs, so it's nice to see. My hubs just finished his W30, and he lost 34 POUNDS. That's right ... THIRTY-FOUR POUNDS. It's amazing, but also frustrating that men can lose it so easily! It's hard to be 100% happy without my green-eyed monster coming out, but I'm working on it.
     
    Hope everyone is doing well and still trucking along!!
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    Toni reacted to jennor in J6 Reintro Thread   
    Hi team! As I finished ahead of you, I have done my re-intros and just jumped back into another whole30 today.
     
    I went on vacation after finishing my last whole30 on Jan 25th. I did some (planned) off-roading and as usual, I had no immediate ill effects from grains, gluten, milk or anything. But after 10 days of pretty good eating but with almost daily off-roading I my stomach started feeling iffy (I have ulcerative colitis) which confirmed to me that while I have no allergies, I do have a gut permeability/autoimmune inflammation issue and need to be pretty strict always. The last 4 days of the trip I stayed whole30 complient and almost immediately felt better. Now after two nights of chocolate, I look forward to another clean month again.
     
    Happy eating!
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    Toni reacted to mk_hammer in J6 Reintro Thread   
    Sorry for not updating this weekend!
     
    So, I did my gluten reintro day on Saturday. I had a whole wheat English muffin, flour tortillas, and a VitaTops muffin.
     
    An aside--are we supposed to be eating "clean" foods that also contain a prohibited ingredient? Because I couldn't find any gluten-containing foods that were clean. Granted, I didn't look very hard, but still...
     
    So yesterday was the Day After Gluten. I felt AWFUL. I was in the WORST mood, and my sinuses were messed up. I also had a slamming headache, but I'm attributing that to not having coffee yesterday morning. Note to others--do not refrain from coffee the day after you reintro anything.
     
    Needless to say, it seems that I'll be avoiding gluten as much as possible. It's hard to know whether everything I experienced can be attributed to gluten, but it's hard to ignore feeling like crap the day after reintroducing something you haven't had in over a month.
     
    Was going to reintro legumes today, but I didn't plan properly, so I don't have any legumes to reintro! A trip to the store for peanut butter and beans is in order.
     
    Glad we're still keeping up here! Let's keep on rockin', y'all.
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    Toni reacted to EvaK in J6 Reintro Thread   
    I finished yesterday so I can be on this thread officially and not just lurking, lol!
    Today I reintroduced non-gluten grains and I am feeling great so far!
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    Toni reacted to Carolyn in J6 Reintro Thread   
    I found you!!!   I'm a little slow on the up take here....no re-intro for me. I am continuing on W60...I have learned WAY too many times what my body rejects. So if you don't mind I'll tag along with you guys...I feel like we graduated moving down the Forum page...pretty cool! I'm still trying to find a "more" compliant than "not" breath mint. Any suggestions??? I have also significantly cut back on my coffee consumption. I look forward to reading your posts...and see how the re-intro goes.    
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    Toni reacted to Chellie in J6 Reintro Thread   
    Dairy reintro report: cream in my coffee= headache. Yogurt for lunch and cheese with dinner. Felt fine. Glass of milk after dinner, then omg horrible, stinky gas!
    2 days clean eating since then. Now to try gluten grains. There will be bday cake (hmm...) and a beer! Enjoy your weekend!
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    Toni reacted to honeybadger in J6 Reintro Thread   
    greetings J6er- reintro team. So finally had a glass of red wine last night- go figure, I didn't sleep all that well. Bummer. Well, guess I will limit the  mommy juice from here on out.  I have felt fine since non- gluten grains on Wednesday. My only thought was that I was more hungry after having gluten free carb so possibly my blood sugar bumps up a bit more?  anyway, I think I plan on limiting non gluten grains to 1 time a day, if at all.  Tomorrow is dairy day.  Hoping that will go well, I miss the grass fed butter! I am going out to a nice Italian restaurant tomorrow night… there will be cheese! Interesting to note that so many of us( toni,rhed,Jan2014..) are gallbladder free. I had mine out 15 years ago, the typical "fair, fat &40" profile.  Happy to say I am no longer fat thanks to paleo lifestyle, and far from 40! I always blamed bloating and GI problems on the gallbladder ( lack of) but once gluten was banished most of those symptoms disappeared. Go figure..  Carry on team!
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    Toni reacted to PaleoGardener in J6 Reintro Thread   
    Toni- sautée them in some bacon grease. Fresh greens make good "chips". You can boil them with some pork & add a jalapeño. I agree with how beautiful the meals are with color & texture. I have to resist taking a picture of EVERYTHING & posting it to FB & then enduring the wrath of my friends.
    I'm a native Californian- married to a southerner. Also try searching Pinterest for more suggestions. Usually anything with spinach, kale collard, mustard greens can all be subbed. Enjoy!!
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    Toni got a reaction from PaleoGardener in J6 Reintro Thread   
    Happy Friday!  Checking in from frigid Omaha.  Had a minor operation on my toe yesterday so was hobbling around, but stayed compliant.  Every time (well, almost every time), I put food on my plate I think how beautiful it looks!  So healthy and colorful.  Fills up my spirit as well as my stomach.  I bought a pkg of frozen collard greens the other day and sometimes it tastes okay and sometimes it's really bitter.  Any southerners know what I should/could do to it to make it more tasty? 
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    Toni reacted to mk_hammer in J6 Reintro Thread   
    Ok, so I'm a little late in updating. On Wednesday, I reintro'd non-gluten grains. I had quinoa, rice pasta, and corn. I did notice that I felt a little bloated yesterday, and I had CRAZY food dreams the night before (for the first time in a few weeks). I had some stomach pain, but like I said, it's hard to tell if that's due to my lack of gall bladder or something else.
     
    I can say that I didn't really enjoy the foods that I reintro'd, and I can definitely do without them on a regular basis. I will likely treat these foods like any other restricted food and just have them on rare occasions. I don't want to designate a cheat meal or cheat day or anything like that; that just gives me an excuse to treat my body badly. I'm going to keep on keeping on with compliant eating as much as possible, and then when things like holidays or birthdays or book clubs come around, I'll indulge a little and not obsess over it.
     
    I'm so glad y'all are all sticking around! It's great to have a support group.
     
    Yay, Friday!!!!! Steak night at our house.
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    Toni reacted to Kelly79 in J6 Reintro Thread   
    Hope post 30 is going well with everyone!  Day 30 I got a chest cold.  It has really taken a toll on me.  Still eating compliant food, but not as hungry.   I'm not going to do reintroduction because I don't think I need Soy, Dairy, Legumes or Grains as part of my daily plan.  I re-read It Starts With Food again, well the part of life after 30.   I'm going to allow myself a small treat when it calls for it.   I'm not doing 80/20 because I know for that me it will be a slippery slope.    
     
    Good luck everyone!  Headed to Maui for a week starting Saturday.  I'll check back in when I'm back!
     
    Kelly
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    Toni reacted to Stephanie Hayes in J6 Reintro Thread   
    Not reintroducing stuff just yet, but wanted to stay in touch here. Looking forward to staying strong with little re-introduction.
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    Toni 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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    Toni reacted to Sklane in January 6 - Day 1   
    I'm so proud of everyone's successes!  Due to my carrageenan snafu, I still have 8 more days to go.  Womp womp.  Thanks for starting the re-intro thread.  I will definitely be joining over there!!!  It makes me sad that I am behind y'all and can't join in the fun of posting weight and progress today!  :-(  But that's ok, because I know that my body is changing.  People are starting to notice I have lost weight and are asking what I am doing.  I even shared the website with a co-worker who has an autoimmune disease who is looking for relief from her pain after she asked details about my "diet."  Maybe a convert?!  :-)  Congrats everyone on your successes!  Keep up the good work!!!
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    Toni got a reaction from Physibeth 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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    Toni got a reaction from Physibeth 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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    Toni reacted to EileenRBe in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    ...feel so good after eating ...WANT to stay off of refined sugar, grains, and wine ...still be eating compliant 6 months later
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    Toni got a reaction from Physibeth 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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    Toni got a reaction from Physibeth 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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    Toni 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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    Toni got a reaction from Physibeth 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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    Toni got a reaction from Physibeth 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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    Toni got a reaction from Physibeth 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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    Toni got a reaction from Physibeth 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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    Toni 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