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  1. cdnj

    Can't stop snacking

    Right there with you. I was just complaining about this yesterday. Look for the topic "Swapping one addiction for another". I got some really good advice that I started following today. More food at meals and finding ways to break those bad habits. Best of luck to you!
  2. Sleep is pretty good. Bed by 10, up at 5 am. I was occupying myself today by cleaning. The weather is getting nicer so I'll also take the dogs for a second walk after lunch. I know this is just a habit I've gotten myself into. It's time for a new habit! Thank you so much. I will definitely make these changes!
  3. JMCBN, What i gave you was only meals. What happens in between is handfuls of nuts here and there. Then I'll grab a few grapes, maybe a clementine. Sometimes I'll have a small portion of the dinner that I prepared. It's a lot. I'm starting to feel fullness where before I started W30, I never felt full.Week one I was eating dried fruit and nuts like crazy. It was keeping me away from refined sugar and crap foods I was eating before. I'm not buying that now. It all happens in between meals when I'm happy, sad, stressed. I doesn't matter, it always happens. I will add some veggies to breakfast. I sometimes do a fritatta. Water...need to increase. Stress...oh yeah. I've got that. Working on that with EFT and meditation. Thank you so much for your insight.
  4. Yes, I would like to get "addicted" to something healthy. I wish the healthy habits would stick as easily as the bad ones do! I keep to mostly the same breakfast each day. 2 sausage patties made from scratch, 1/2 avocado and 1 HB egg. Lunch is a large salad with 1 serving chicken and olive oil/apple cider vinegar. Dinner I change each week. This week is chicken with spinach, artichoke, cherry tomatoes and olives. Last week was zucchini noodles with ground meat and tomatoes. All recipes are Whole 30 complaint. Protein is about 4 oz. Lots of veggies. 1-2 thumb size of fat at each meal. I hope that gives you enough info. Thanks for your help!
  5. 5 years ago I quit smoking for good, after a few years of kidding myself with "social smoking". Slowly, I've moved into a food addiction. I go between detoxing and binging. Whole 30 worked so well for me 2 years ago that I decided to do it again. I'm now at day 15. No cheats, per say, but I'm way overdoing it with fruits and nuts. I also haven't stopped the endless eating in the afternoon. Come to think of it, I'm failing. Nothing off plan, but not staying within the plan. Is it possible to be addiction free? What if I fix the food addiction and I fall into another addiction?
  6. cdnj

    After 30 Days I'm a New Woman

    Sound like you're doing great! I am still mostly whole30 so every time I feel like I have to say no thank you I think about all the awesome foods I've added to my diet and how great I feel. Good luck to you!
  7. It is so reassuring to read that I am not the only one going through this. I've fixed so many of my poor eating habits since completing Whole30. I used to binge all the time on crunchy things, i.e. chips, crackers, etc. That has stopped but as soon as PMS hits, I am going crazy for that crunch! My family is not Whole30 so all those old foods are still in the house and I'm cool with resisting them but the nuts...I'm having serving after serving. I think if I kept track I would be terrified by how many nuts I have in a day. I'm thinking of keeping them out of the house once they're gone but I know I'll need that crunch satisfaction. Looks like I still have some work to do on myself. I'm definitely picking up the Brain Over Binge book.
  8. cdnj

    After 30 Days I'm a New Woman

    Good luck on your journey. It's been incredible for me. I couldn't be happier with my decision to reintroduce meat. I hope you're just as happy!
  9. cdnj

    After 30 Days I'm a New Woman

    I'm so happy this gave you a little motivation. You should start coming out of those mood swings any day. I can't believe how much more stable my mood is. If things get hard, just remember these tough few days. You'll not want to go through that again! Best of luck to you!
  10. cdnj

    After 30 Days I'm a New Woman

    Hi iteach, Motivation is so important during this. I have to change my mind from feeling like I deserve the treat to I deserve the amazing feeling of health! Of course, now that it's over if I feel like a treat I'll just make a healthier alternative! We all have to live a little! Best of luck to you!
  11. cdnj

    After 30 Days I'm a New Woman

    Congrats to you Peg! I wish you the best of luck. If it gets tough, know that the outcome is so worth it!
  12. I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them. The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
  13. cdnj

    Starting Monday March 10th

    And 30 days DONE!!! Yay!
  14. cdnj

    Starting Monday March 10th

    I'm so jealous of your energy. I'm getting over some stupid virus and I have NO energy! I really wish I felt better mentally, too. I guess I have to give myself a break and fully recover first. My plan for after this whole30 is to remain mostly the same, but when I want a glass of wine I'm going to have one. The one thing I'm not doing is going back to mindless eating. That is such an issue with me. It would also be nice to make a paleo friendly sweet treat as well. Almost there!!!
  15. cdnj

    Starting Monday March 10th

    Keep going!!! This is such a long month but it's almost over. I was hoping for the tiger blood, too. I don't think that will come until I finally breakdown and try some meat. The best part is that I have no cravings for sugar or junk food. I was so hungry between lunch and dinner yesterday but I think the most annoying part of this is not having a glass of wine on Friday night. Weekends are tough! I'm hosting my son's b/day party tomorrow. Cake, treats, awesome food, ugh! I have a plan for some Whole30 approved snacks and I may even try shrimp for the first time. I'm serving mimosas to the adults since I hate mimosas! 10 more days!!