DonnaR

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    DonnaR got a reaction from Tj V in Whole90   
    Thank you to the above posts.....listening to everyone's stories is very helpful.
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    DonnaR reacted to Tj V in Whole90   
    Thank you, thank you, for sharing that experience you had! You have no idea how much I needed to hear that. It's like my brain was trying to tell me that, but I'm so obsessed with losing pounds and being unsuccessful that I just zoned in on that and started thinking the bad thoughts again. So, thanks!! I know it's about more than weight, but I also know the history of being overweight in our family and it nearly always leads to obesity, diabetes, heart problems, etc. 
    On the positive note.....I WENT WALKING!!! No idea how far but I'd guess about a mile or so. I plan to do it again this afternoon, if it's not a downpour. If it is, I'll do a walk fitness cd I have. It sure felt good to get outside in the fresh air and my two dogs loved it! One of them has bad hips and she is overly plump, just like her mommy and she needs the exercise too. 
    Anyway, once again, thanks so much for the reply and for sharing your experience. It really helps! (not sure I'm ready to ditch the scale yet, but I put it away where I don't see it everyday.)
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    DonnaR reacted to runcolorado37 in Whole90   
     
    I hear ya... but also remember stressing about weight and focusing on the number doesn't do any good! I am not a scale person, never have been, but i did one whole30 (which wasn't actually a whole30 because I weighed in...) where I weighed myself every day just because i was curious what the curve of weight loss would look like. I was at 20% body fat going in and not looking to lose a lot.. but I lost about 3 lbs in the first few days, probably all water weight/bloat, then stayed the same/went up a little for the middle two or so weeks, then in the last 5 days or so I dropped another 3 lbs of fat. Then I continued to a whole45 and lost another 5 lbs of fat in the 15 days after. I was down 11 lbs from where I started by the end, but if I had just looked at the scale on day 24 or 25 it would have said I only lost 2 or 3 lbs... the scale is just not a good reflection of all the other things going on inside your body! 
     
    My point is... you can't expect this to happen quickly.. and we're all here for a whole 90, so you have plenty of time! Your body is probably still adjusting and healing. Don't get discouraged or beat yourself up about eating nuts or fruit. I'm all for cutting both out because I tend to abuse them too, but don't get mad at yourself if you eat a piece of fruit with lunch or dinner, that's just silly. 
     
    I support your decision to start walking!! That will help you feel better and stronger I'm sure   
     
    Good luck! Stay strong! And ditch the scale! 
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    DonnaR got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 32
     
    I am continuing on and will join another group.
     
    But still going strong!
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    DonnaR got a reaction from Tj V in Whole90   
    Day 33 for me also.
     
    I am still going strong but my stomach has good days and bad days.
    Nothing really steady yet.
    I get a lot of gurgling and a lot of noises.
    I try to drink a lot of water, maybe I am drinking too much?
    Today I was not tired when I got up but usually when I get home I am tired.
    I have increased my fat today so hopefully that will help.
    Still going strong, I am determined to do at least 60 days but thinking that I might try for 90!
     
    I am also going to try to do more exercise. I twisted my knee when I fell down the stairs, lost my footing. So it is slow going.
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    DonnaR got a reaction from Tj V in Whole90   
     
     
    Thank you.
     
    And yes I do think that is my problem that I am not getting enough fat at my meals.
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    DonnaR got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 32
     
    I am continuing on and will join another group.
     
    But still going strong!
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    DonnaR got a reaction from Tj V in Whole90   
    Good Morning Everyone,
     
    I hope I can join this thread.
    I started on Jan 1,2016.... and I wanted to do more than just 30 days.
    I am on day 32.
     
    I love reading all the threads.
     
    Especially about tiger blood, I had it and now it has gone.
    I have felt really tired.
    But the information about not eating enough might ring true.
    I will adjust a little and see how that goes!
     
    Thank you to all for all the information!  
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    DonnaR got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 32
     
    I am continuing on and will join another group.
     
    But still going strong!
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    DonnaR reacted to whatmeworry in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Oh where oh where has my tiger blood gone? Oh where oh where can it be? (whiny little child voice)
     
    Just feeling sooo slooow today. Feeling fine, brain clear, just no physical get up and go. Need to go do a work out anyhow - maybe moving more will help. I'm usually the energizer bunny type, so this is almost like the first week revisited. 
     
    I have to say I am looking forward to working up to a slightly wider diet with less meat in it soon. I will go to legumes as my first re-intro and hope that they still make my body as happy as they used to. No soy (no way!) but lentils especially are on my wish list at the moment.
     
    I certainly feel leaner, even though I have not really gotten much smaller (didn't want to) - feels good! Just need my usual crazy energy back. Please?
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    DonnaR reacted to runcolorado37 in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Me too! My goal is whole90 although I have a few catered events and a bachelorette in there that might be a little tough.. But 90 is the goal! Good luck with you're 45 or 60!
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    DonnaR got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I am also hoping to take this as long as I can. This is my third Whole30, so I am hoping to make it at least a Whole45 or Whole60!
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    DonnaR got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Happy Australia Day !
     
    Day 26..... skipping along.
     
    Feeling good and very busy at work and home.
     
    Have a great day everyone!   :D    
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    DonnaR got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I am also hoping to take this as long as I can. This is my third Whole30, so I am hoping to make it at least a Whole45 or Whole60!
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    DonnaR got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Happy Australia Day !
     
    Day 26..... skipping along.
     
    Feeling good and very busy at work and home.
     
    Have a great day everyone!   :D    
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    DonnaR got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I am also hoping to do continue after the 30 days, might just weigh myself and take measurements again .... see how long I can go !
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    DonnaR got a reaction from XDools in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 25
     
    Weekends seem I do not have a spare moment.
    Did not have a moment to post anything but still going strong!
     
    How about everyone else?
     
    We are on the home stretch, feeling great!
     
    We can do this! 
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    DonnaR got a reaction from XDools in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 25
     
    Weekends seem I do not have a spare moment.
    Did not have a moment to post anything but still going strong!
     
    How about everyone else?
     
    We are on the home stretch, feeling great!
     
    We can do this! 
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    DonnaR reacted to XDools in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    26th Jan = Happy Australia Day from the Ozzie's. The day is Usually spent having a BBQ, drinking wine, and listening to the hottest 100 songs voted by Ozzie's for the year (as I type, air force jets fly over in celebration). This year, I kept it low key and not because I'm avoiding social occasions (ok, partly), but my hubby was working and we have been building a veggie patch to sustain this level of organic produce in our lives without the dollar tag. So i spent the day listening to the hottest 100 songs, prepping 10 or so meals to freeze and planting our patch. Having said that, even though we have blown our grocery budget, we are well under monthly budget with no eating out or lunches. Happy days.
    I had a huge observation today. Usually when I lie down in the afternoon, even just simply reclining back and putting my feet up to read the paper, it will trigger major bloating and gas which takes a few hours "to pass" and quite a lot of pain (5/10). It's usually not worth the rest. But today, I did.... and NO BLOATING. None. OMG. This is a game changer. I'm still fatigued, no tiger blood, but I can rest in the afternoon. I Will continue to omit avo and nuts.
    Day 17 restart (26 originally). Not thinking about reintro yet as I'm only half way through.
    M1 - 2 eggs, a beef rib, celery, carrot, 1/4 teaspoon kimchi, spinach, tablespoon apple sauce.
    M2 - chicken coconut curry with coconut milk, spinach, sweet potato, cauliflower, ghee, 1/4 pear, bone broth.
    M3 - roast chicken, beef bacon, carrot, parsnip, sweet potato, tablespoon apple sauce, shredded coconut and 4 blueberries.
    1 cup of kombusha consumed in mouthfuls throughout the day. More fruit was consumed today than what I have been.
    Happy Australia day!!!
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    DonnaR got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I am also hoping to do continue after the 30 days, might just weigh myself and take measurements again .... see how long I can go !
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    DonnaR got a reaction from XDools in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 25
     
    Weekends seem I do not have a spare moment.
    Did not have a moment to post anything but still going strong!
     
    How about everyone else?
     
    We are on the home stretch, feeling great!
     
    We can do this! 
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    DonnaR reacted to runcolorado37 in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 21 - I am so happy we decided to switch up all our dinners this week! No food boredom yet! And I'm even looking forward to lunch today! 
     
    M2- Lots of spaghetti squash with homemade sauce, about 2 cups of green beans and a grilled chicken breast. Is there such thing as too many veggies!? I'll for sure be getting my 4 cups and then some in at lunch! 
     
    My tiger blood this time around has been kinda of spotty. I have moments where I feel much more energized and don't even mind getting up to do the dishes after dinner.. but I still find myself sleepy and snacky at 3 or 4 in the afternoon. Yesterday I needed something so bad and the only caffeine free tea I could find was "sleepytime".. so I drank sleepytime tea when I was already falling asleep at 4pm! I struggled to stay awake until 9pm, then hit the bed hard and did not stir until 6am! Hopefully I can pull through my afternoon slump today!
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    DonnaR reacted to Born Sandy in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi all, 
     
    Long time no check in for me, we've been on holiday (still here for the next few days) and been enjoying the sun and the local beaches. So am on day 24 now and still going along well. It has been a bit tougher being on holiday particularly when we've been taking the kids out for the day and I haven't been quite as prepared with food as I could have been so there have been some days when I've been a bit hungry and had to wait to get home to eat. The good things about this holiday- there is a fantastic local [compliant] kombucha factory in the town we are staying in where we've been able to buy kombucha in bulk, there is loads of fresh seafood around (fishing town) so have always kept a kilo or so of fresh cooked prawns in the fridge and had fresh fish almost daily, we took the kids to an animal farm the other day and on the way back I noticed a macadamia nut farm  pulled in and bought some yummy [compliant] garlic macadamias, chilli macadamias and some salted ones as well as some gorgeous macadamia nut oil, I've eaten out and had plain grilled fish and with plain salad and felt pretty satisfied with that and, I managed to source some of those paleo [compliant] Cleavers sausages that I saw Praxis Project mention in a post so they have been a real treat too.
     
    Some friends came up and are staying for the next few days (and these are people I have enjoyed more than a few glasses of bubbles with over the years )-of course they brought up champagne but I didn't miss it at all and still managed to enjoy my time with them with a Pellegrino and squeeze of lime despite them all drinking. My initial reasons for my W30 was just to tweak some poor lifestyle choices I had moved into and I have definitely become a lot more conscious and aware of that, I didn't really need to lose weight although had noticed a bit of a desk belly and bum developing for me from prolonged sitting and the tummy thing is really no longer an issues, the weight has fallen off me if the hang of my clothes is anything to go by and I also have to say I do think tiger blood is having a bit of a whirl through my veins. I have been going to bed fairly late and am waking up at my normal time of 5ish without  any hint of tiredness or lack of energy and most mornings have been going for a long walk or a beach run. I feel amazing, in fact the only thing irritating me at all is slight sunburn because I didn't apply enough sun protection cream today when we went for our morning swim-very silly of me! 
     
    So anyway, just a brief update, am thinking I may well try to extend to 45 days though, I really want to see how long I can sustain this energy level for. Hope everyone is doing well and learning lots about their bodies and health, it has been such a great journey to be on.  Take care all! 
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    DonnaR reacted to djoyce in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Way to make good choices Heather!!!
     
    Day 23 was a pretty good day.  I did not do too much and I watched the East Coast Championships (a CrossFitt competition) online.  Ate good food and relaxed.  I am still trying to get my hip and sciatica under control but I think I am making progress.
     
    Don't forget to take some time to enjoy the accomplishment.  How many people set resolutions at the start of the year that have already failed and we are all doing the good fight?  Relish the success and the satisfaction that comes from following through on a commitment to yourself.  Congrats!
     
    Cheers
    DJ
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    DonnaR reacted to heatherdOT in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Major realization today:
    I had a long, emotionally and physically draining day at work. I had a patient lay some heavy stuff about his home life on me and had to console a woman (48 y/o) who was in tears because she just had triple bypass surgery. Needless to say I was exhausted and my resolve was weakened. It doesn't help that I'm right on track with the food boredom part of the timeline. The thought of going home and eating another compliant meal was not a pleasant one. I was craving comfort food something fierce and it was all I could think of while grocery shopping for the next week. It was in that moment that I had a revelation about how I think about food in tough times. I never saw myself as an emotional eater, but the first place I turn is food.
    I decided to stop at Chipotle on the way home, the only place I could think of to get something compliant that wasn't completely unappetizing. I admit that I almost ordered a burrito, but I stopped myself and got a compliant salad instead. I thought about how ordering that burrito would set me back to where I began...sick, tired, and out of control. I also thought about how far I have come and how good I feel right now. I'm so glad that I didn't give into those feelings and cravings (my stomach thanks me as well). The NSVs are adding up and I need to keep a running list for times like today...steady energy, stable blood sugar, clearing acne, better sleep, clothes are looser, etc.
    Now to go to bed early and put this exhausting day behind me.