mumontherun

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About mumontherun

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  1. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    Hi Guys... I haven't posted for a while and I'm afraid I've slipped back into some bad habits (mostly involving red wine & late night snacking afterwards!). I'm starting another whole30 on Monday 23rd Feb as I feel like I need to give myself another 30 days to sort out my issues with stress drinking and emotional eating. Wish me luck!!! Thanks, Maria*
  2. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    Hi everyone!!! All OK here....I've decided to try some whole wheat pasta tonight for dinner and I'm really looking forward to it! I'm not too fussed about having wheat as a regular part of my diet but sometimes I'd like pasta or toast just because I fancy it. Not had wheat for 6 weeks so it'll be interesting to see what happens to my body. Hope everyone is well!!!
  3. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    Hi everyone So I'm happily coasting along having re-introduced brown rice, kidney beans, a little bit of dairy (semi-skimmed milk in coffee and I had a small amount of cheddar yesterday plus a small amount on stilton on Monday) plus a bit of red wine last weekend. I've still not had wheat or sugar (apart from in fresh fruit & of course the wine). I'm absolutely craving toasted English muffins with butter & raspberry jam....that'll be wheat & sugar in one yummy breakfast that I'm planning for Valentines Day!!!
  4. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    Hey everyone!!! Well, dinner at my in-laws went well - roast chicken, potatoes, parsnips, swede, Brussels sprouts and gravy....plus stuffing (looked great but I didn't have it!) and as I guessed my MILs apple crumble with crème fraiche (NO CLOTTED CREAM/CUSTARD/ICE CREAM....SHOCKING!!!!). When I declined pudding my MIL said 'I bought some low fat fruit yogurt especially for you and your diet'....I just said 'Aw, that's very kind but I'm really full, thanks.'. I had a couple of glasses of red and that was that.....I survived!!! By the way, my lovely FIL noticed my 14lb weight loss and said 'Well, I'm not sure whether you'll take this the right way, and no offense, but you look so much slimmer and better than at Christmas time'....I let him off the hook and said 'Yeah, I was getting kinda big but I feel much better now, thanks.'. MIL said NOTHING!!!! I mean....in what reality do men (esp 67 year old men) notice weight loss more than women do???? I guess I shouldn't be surprised....my FIL has always been lovely and my MIL has always looked for ways to make me feel bad. Oh well....can't win them all!!! By the way, my FIL didn't have any crumble either....he's not a pudding man but I think he was acting in solidarity as my MIL, hubby & kids tucked in to HUGE piles of apple crumble & cream! So, I survived my first social event....so proud!
  5. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    Good Morning!!! So, my body is tolerating wine, pulses & rice and I'm very happy about that. I've tried a smidge of dairy again (splash of semi-skimmed milk in coffee) and so far so good. I think I might be a bit hit & miss with dairy so not going to go crazy with it right now....baby steps there! This evening we are going to my in-laws for dinner. My father-in-law is an ex-chef and creates magical tasting food....he asked me what I can/can't have, bless him....so he's making roast chicken, potatoes & veg, gravy (without flour) and stuffing (with flour but I'll give it a miss!). My mother-in-law always does the puddings (old school things like crumble, etc)....she is less accommodating (she's always been slim and says the thing that drives me madder than anything else 'Just eat less and move more' - why is it always skinny people who say that whilst stuffing their faces????WHY?). I suspect there will be an amazing cake or crumble on offer along with ice cream or clotted cream (she sometimes has BOTH on her puddings - argh!!!!). I shall skip pudding (even though it'll cause questions and unsolicited advice) and have a nice glass or two of red wine instead. I'm not going to enter into any discussions about why I am eating the way I'm eating tonight....I'll just smile and say 'no thanks' to whatever I choose not to have. I'm sure my hubby & kids will have seconds of pudding so it won't go to waste!!! Wish me luck!!!
  6. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    Hi Everyone!!! Quick update: brown rice & legumes are back on the menu....still staying away from sugar & wheat....and last night I had some red wine and it was delicious!!!! No problems there, thank goodness!!!!
  7. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    Good Morning!!! So, my guts are OK today as I've stayed away from the dreaded dairy. My re-intro of brown rice has been fine so I'm moving onto legumes. I'm making a Chilli con carne tonight with kidney beans....can't wait!!!
  8. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    I'm not sure if I mentioned this before....but my husband supported me through the Whole30 by giving up drinking for January and eating compliant dinners with me (his breakfast & lunches were his own business/responsibility and the snacks he ate at work I just don't want to know about!)....he's an accountant so the idea of giving up booze & take out/unhealthy snacks interested him on a financial level. Our weekly food shop was much cheaper buying whole ingredients and cooking from scratch....and the 'no booze fund' soon added up. So, the money we saved meant that we could go out to a local furniture warehouse on Sunday and buy a new sideboard!!! I keep looking at it and it makes me feel all warm inside to have a lovely tangible (and much needed - we have storage issues!!!) symbol of our new healthier habits. I love my new 'Whole30' sideboard and I'm not ashamed to admit it!!!
  9. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    Hi Everyone.... Well, it was black coffee and boiled eggs for me this morning - I'm staying away from dairy for the time being. My guts are still a little 'churny' but no running to the loo today so that's a relief. Having baked potato with tuna salad for lunch then Thai green coconut curry with chicken & aubergine plus a bit of brown basmati rice for dinner. Am loving being able to have rice again and I find just a small portion (about half of what I used to have) satisfies my appetite. Yum! leaC - I'm going to post in the Success Section when I reach my goal weight/size/shape/health & fitness level....and I'll include before & after photos. I've still got a long way to go and may need to do another Whole30/15/10 before then. I've got all my stats recorded and will do a big write up when I feel that I've succeeded. At the moment, I feel like I'm still on my way to success. Have a fab day, everyone!!!
  10. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    Gotta love those running trots, eh?
  11. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    Yesterday I had a small amount of brown basmati rice with dinner and it was yummy!!!! No reaction to it so I reckon I'm OK to have rice on occasion. This morning I foolishly added a splash of semi-skimmed milk to my coffee....big mistake....HUGE....especially as I went for a 6 mile run shortly afterwards. You'd think that I'd have learned after the teeny tiny bit of cheddar incident on Saturday. Oh, but no....I decided to chance it! Lets just sum this up with an equation: Small amount of dairy + running = immediate need for the nearest toilet! Luckily, I made it to a public toilet (well stocked with paper, thank goodness!) just in time. JUST. IN.TIME!!! So, it's back to black coffee and tea for me. Dairy (even in v.small amounts) seems to have a pretty strong and quick affect on my digestive system. The rest of my day will be compliant.....then tomorrow....a big more rice I think!
  12. mumontherun

    Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase

    Hi everyone!!! Just posted my last post in the January whole 30 section. Very happy with my results - I feel much stronger, fitter and healthier (physically, mentally & emotionally) and look much better. Still have a long way to go to be my healthiest, happiest self but heading in the right direction. Here's a re-post of my stats: Gender: Female Age: 42 Height: 5'5" Jan 1st - Weight: 181lbs BMI: 30.2 Body Fat: 42.3% Chest: 41" Waist: 36" Belly: 43.5" Hips: 43.5" Thigh: 24" Calf: 16" Upper Arm: 13" Neck: 15" Feb 1st - Weight: 167.5lbs (down 13.5lbs) BMI: 27.9 (down 2.3 points) Body Fat: 37.5% (down 4.8%) Chest: 39" (down 2") Waist: 33.5" (down 2.5") Belly: 38" (down 5.5") Hips: 40.5" (down 3") Thigh: 23.5" (down 0.5" each, ie, 1" total) Calf: 15.5" (down 0.5" each, ie, 1" total) Upper Arm: 12.5" (down 0.5" each, ie, 1" total) Neck: 14" (down 1") Total inch loss = 17" I have pictures from Jan 1st and Feb 1st.....but I'm in underwear so I'm not posting them here! I'll continue to take photos and measurements each 1st of the month and maybe when I've got to a happy place with my body I'll post 'before' and 'after' shots!!!
  13. mumontherun

    Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!

    Hi Everyone!!! So I did the Whole30 in full this time (3rd time lucky for me - 1st =18 days, 2nd = 10 days) and I am so glad that I stuck with it. I wanted to beat my emotional eating, my excessive drinking and just give my body a much needed re-set! I'm so proud that I stuck with it this time and even when I was having a bad day I didn't turn to alcohol or carbs to stuff down my feelings. I've run the gauntlet of every emotion throughout this month, from joy to boredom to anger....and everything in-between....and I've just felt the emotions and dealt with them. It's made me much stronger and it's helped me to deal with my anxiety and depression. I am in control for the first time in years. The physical effects have been fabulous too - I have more energy in the day, my exercise sessions have got better, I sleep much better at night and my skin, hair & nails are visibly healthier. I've also lost weight and toned up which is another reason I wanted to do this. It's been an amazing kickstart to 2015 for me. I love numbers so here are my stats: Gender: Female Age: 42 Height: 5'5" Jan 1st - Weight: 181lbs BMI: 30.2 Body Fat: 42.3% Chest: 41" Waist: 36" Belly: 43.5" Hips: 43.5" Thigh: 24" Calf: 16" Upper Arm: 13" Neck: 15" Feb 1st - Weight: 167.5lbs (down 13.5lbs) BMI: 27.9 (down 2.3 points) Body Fat: 37.5% (down 4.8%) Chest: 39" (down 2") Waist: 33.5" (down 2.5") Belly: 38" (down 5.5") Hips: 40.5" (down 3") Thigh: 23.5" (down 0.5" each, ie, 1" total) Calf: 15.5" (down 0.5" each, ie, 1" total) Upper Arm: 12.5" (down 0.5" each, ie, 1" total) Neck: 14" (down 1") Total inch loss = 17" I am leaving this thread and going over to the February re-into thread. Thanks for your support and advice everyone!!! Good Luck to those of you who are still on Whole30 and are continuing!
  14. mumontherun

    Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!

    Thanks....I do appreciate your advice and that of Kirkor. I have read ISWF 3 times so I know all about the re-into rules but I also know my body really well. Sugar, wheat and dairy are not my friends even though I often craved these things before whole 30. I know that brown rice and legumes are fine for me. I did Whole30 in part to beat my cravings for sugar, wheat, dairy and most of all alcohol. It has really helped me to do that. I was never 100% sure that brown rice and legumes were necessary for me to cut out but I did so in order to be 100% compliant with the Whole30. I feel pretty confident that I can re-intro them without issues.
  15. mumontherun

    Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!

    Yes, I know about the official rules regarding re-intro but I'm just doing things my way. I pretty much know that wheat and dairy don't agree with me that much so I wasn't planning on re-introducing them. The cheese was a silly mistake and my gut proved that. I'd planned on re-introducing brown rice and legumes over the next couple of weeks then red wine on Valentines Day. Food with sugar, wheat and dairy will be 'once in a while' foods for me.