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    phantommeb got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Day 10 woo hoo! Great job everyone. This week's breakfast is egg salad with homemade mayo on greens. Yum! 
    For those needing motivation, I totally get it! I was feeling like bowing out a few days ago when I was feeling so sick. In my experience, sometimes it's good to just sit with it and participate in some self care. Sitting quietly, perhaps meditating on the feelings may bring to light why you are feeling the way you are. Perhaps you're feeling constrained by the food choices, or mourning your old lifestyle. It can be scary to go forward without the comforting tools of the past, like that glass of wine at the end of the day. That fear can manifest in many ways, like feeling unmotivated to continue. If you sit with it and feel it, soon it will pass! 

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    phantommeb got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Day 10 woo hoo! Great job everyone. This week's breakfast is egg salad with homemade mayo on greens. Yum! 
    For those needing motivation, I totally get it! I was feeling like bowing out a few days ago when I was feeling so sick. In my experience, sometimes it's good to just sit with it and participate in some self care. Sitting quietly, perhaps meditating on the feelings may bring to light why you are feeling the way you are. Perhaps you're feeling constrained by the food choices, or mourning your old lifestyle. It can be scary to go forward without the comforting tools of the past, like that glass of wine at the end of the day. That fear can manifest in many ways, like feeling unmotivated to continue. If you sit with it and feel it, soon it will pass! 

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    phantommeb reacted to Julzology in January 2nd start date   
    I feel mostly good but also a little weary of the restrictions (and we're only 1/3 of the way through).  It will be important for me, in the coming days, to look those weary feelings square in the face, acknowledge them, sit with them, examine them and figure out where they're coming from.  "The known misery is always preferable to the unknown joy"  I believe this falls into that category.  I wasn't happy with how I felt or how my body looked but it was comfortable.  I want this to become the new comfortable.  I want this to be what I go back to for comfort, sanity, health, healing.  I want to make Whole30 my new normal.  
    Let's rock this day #11 people!  
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    phantommeb got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Day 10 woo hoo! Great job everyone. This week's breakfast is egg salad with homemade mayo on greens. Yum! 
    For those needing motivation, I totally get it! I was feeling like bowing out a few days ago when I was feeling so sick. In my experience, sometimes it's good to just sit with it and participate in some self care. Sitting quietly, perhaps meditating on the feelings may bring to light why you are feeling the way you are. Perhaps you're feeling constrained by the food choices, or mourning your old lifestyle. It can be scary to go forward without the comforting tools of the past, like that glass of wine at the end of the day. That fear can manifest in many ways, like feeling unmotivated to continue. If you sit with it and feel it, soon it will pass! 

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    phantommeb got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Day 10 woo hoo! Great job everyone. This week's breakfast is egg salad with homemade mayo on greens. Yum! 
    For those needing motivation, I totally get it! I was feeling like bowing out a few days ago when I was feeling so sick. In my experience, sometimes it's good to just sit with it and participate in some self care. Sitting quietly, perhaps meditating on the feelings may bring to light why you are feeling the way you are. Perhaps you're feeling constrained by the food choices, or mourning your old lifestyle. It can be scary to go forward without the comforting tools of the past, like that glass of wine at the end of the day. That fear can manifest in many ways, like feeling unmotivated to continue. If you sit with it and feel it, soon it will pass! 

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    phantommeb got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Day 10 woo hoo! Great job everyone. This week's breakfast is egg salad with homemade mayo on greens. Yum! 
    For those needing motivation, I totally get it! I was feeling like bowing out a few days ago when I was feeling so sick. In my experience, sometimes it's good to just sit with it and participate in some self care. Sitting quietly, perhaps meditating on the feelings may bring to light why you are feeling the way you are. Perhaps you're feeling constrained by the food choices, or mourning your old lifestyle. It can be scary to go forward without the comforting tools of the past, like that glass of wine at the end of the day. That fear can manifest in many ways, like feeling unmotivated to continue. If you sit with it and feel it, soon it will pass! 

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    phantommeb got a reaction from MarcellaC in January 2nd start date   
    @lfein This is my 5th or 6th Whole 30 and I've been struggling with nausea too. Here's what's helped me: bone broth, extra salt, half a banana, kombucha and especially not waiting too long to eat. If I start to get jittery from not eating I know I'll probably be nauseous when I do have something. Ginger tea is also great. Of course, your nausea may be different but maybe these things would help? If anything, just know you're not the only one! 
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    phantommeb got a reaction from MarcellaC in January 2nd start date   
    @lfein This is my 5th or 6th Whole 30 and I've been struggling with nausea too. Here's what's helped me: bone broth, extra salt, half a banana, kombucha and especially not waiting too long to eat. If I start to get jittery from not eating I know I'll probably be nauseous when I do have something. Ginger tea is also great. Of course, your nausea may be different but maybe these things would help? If anything, just know you're not the only one! 
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    phantommeb got a reaction from MarcellaC in January 2nd start date   
    @lfein This is my 5th or 6th Whole 30 and I've been struggling with nausea too. Here's what's helped me: bone broth, extra salt, half a banana, kombucha and especially not waiting too long to eat. If I start to get jittery from not eating I know I'll probably be nauseous when I do have something. Ginger tea is also great. Of course, your nausea may be different but maybe these things would help? If anything, just know you're not the only one! 
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    phantommeb reacted to lfein in January 2nd start date   
    Hi, a little late, but would like to join your conversations.  I am on day 9 today (started January 2).  I completed the W30 about a year ago, and did very well on it, tried a few more times throughout the year, but no luck.  I know the first round I was feeling as some of you have talked about, very dizzy, light-headed.  I was advised to eat more, and of course add more salt.  So this round I am trying to eat more and add salt, but still feeling a bit nauseous, but my body may still be coming around to the W30 plan.  I have been sleeping a lot, way more than the norm, and hoping I will get more energy soon.  Thank you for this post, as it has given me a lot of encouragement ...
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    phantommeb reacted to Julzology in January 2nd start date   
    Day #8.  I realized this morning that I wake up feeling kind of yucky, not nauseated exactly, not hungry exactly, kind of a combination of the two.  I had my coffee and that was fine but breakfast (egg salad) made me feel queasy.  Wonder what's up with that?  I am usually a billy goat who can eat anything at any hour of the day with no complaints but my stomach has not been liking mornings lately.  I'm wondering if it's the coffee.  I may switch to green tea for a couple of days and see if it makes a difference. 
    My boss, who started Whole30 the day after I did, is kind of doing Whole30 so she's being mostly compliant but not reading labels, not being careful about buying prepared foods and while that is none of my business I find that it really pisses me off. She has a laundry list of chronic illnesses that I know would be helped by a strict Whole30 but for whatever reason, she's just not willing or able to do it.   I'm trying to dig into the source of that anger because it seems displaced.  My daughter, who also started the same day as me, also hasn't really stuck to the program and I'm much less annoyed with her, I'm more worried than annoyed because she's only 30 and she's 5'4" and 262# and that's so unhealthy and she's still so young.  I wish I could help her and I cant, she has to do this.  I can only help by example.  I guess that's my take away.  
    I think that my anger might be a reflection of something that I'm feeling about my Whole30, my progress, my adherance to the plan.  Need to think on that a bit more.  I am definitely guilty of not always putting together great meals that include protein, veg and fat. Snacked a bit on nuts the first two days, had a slip with non-compliant beef broth on day #2 and a full 5 days of non-compliant magnesium supplement.  Is that it?  Am I still just angry at myself for not getting those things right?  
    The good news is that my workout yesterday didn't kick my ass nearly as much as the previous two and there's almost no residual soreness (though tomorrow may tell a different tale).  
     
     
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    phantommeb reacted to Ladybugbutt in January 2nd start date   
    Ok, Day 6 is now Day 1 for me.   I'm on a restart.  I had chili last night, and it had beans and corn in it.  I made the conscious decision to eat it, and to NOT eat rice, cheese, or tortillas.  Or sugar.   This is my 5th or 6th W30, and I'm in it this time around for either 90 or 180 days.  I know from past experience that - for me at least - it's a journey of more than 30 days.  Generally speaking, and based upon past re-intros, I'm fine with beans, but corn "can" turn into a "food with no brakes" situation with me.  I LOVE ME SOME CORN!   Any, like I said - I'm so fine with this.  A W30 is a W30, period...and I'm in it for the long run.  I consider making the decision to not eat rice, cheese, or tortillas last night, and then sticking with it, to be a win in and of itself.
    All-in-all ... to date I've definitely seen a reduction in the inflammation.  That is totally sugar and dairy for me.  My hands still ache horribly - and I know that will go away in time as well.  Based upon experience, I also know that I'll see other NSV's in the upcoming weeks, and I CAN'T WAIT!   
    I am still amazed that I can un-do 10 months of "good" eating with 2 months of "bad" eating...but there you go.  I gained 22 lbs between the end of October and the end of December.  Whaaaaaattttttt?!?!?  
    So, I invested in "RealPlans" for this time around, and I'm loving it, honestly.  I'm having so much fun playing around with recipes and menus, and then having a grocery list at the end of it all is just simply the icing on the cake (whoops, I guess I need to find another saying!)
    While my eating was "technically" compliant over the first 5 days (other than the chili episode), I do realize that I need to focus on eating 3 robust, balanced meals with no snacks.  I start great with breakfast every day, but by lunch I can be scattered between work and just life in general.  I need to do some better planning for lunch.  My plan for the first week was "leftovers".  That's fine, if you execute.  My tendency over the past week was more toward starting to "graze" at around 1-2 PM when I realized I'd worked thru lunch, and was in back-to-back meetings until dinner.  Working at home is great - but I was trotting to the kitchen and grabbing stuff to graze on instead of eating a true meal.  Lesson learned!    Also, I was eating too much fruit, too many nuts, and not enough protein and veggies and good fats. 
    Allrighty, everyone - let's go strong into week two, no matter what day it is for you!  
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    phantommeb got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    It'll pass! Your body is adjusting to a new diet and it'll take some time. Make sure you're eating fermented foods (kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut) daily and max out your veggies for fiber. 
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    phantommeb got a reaction from C_Cezeaux in January 2nd start date   
    First of all, I am feeling way better today!! Slept great and woke up with no nausea...thank god!!  
    I have a great recipe to share with you: Bone broth breakfast soup! 
    It's easy - just take 1 to 2 cups of bone broth and heat up on the stove to boiling. Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl. Then, with a spoon swirl the broth and slowly stream in the eggs. This is the same process that egg drop soup is made. Make sure to salt and pepper to taste, and hot sauce is good too! Optional: Add bacon, veggies or meats of choice. 
    Obviously this can be catered if you eat more, just add more broth and eggs! 
     

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    phantommeb reacted to Fmad85 in January 2nd start date   
    Hi!
    i started January 2nd. First timer. Im am engineer with a busy schedule so I meal prep on weekends. I love avocados and guac so that's definitely helping me out. I'm definitely feeling the sugar and booze withdrawals right now though. I have a work trip next week to LA any tips on traveling with meals or being extra careful at restuarants? 
    Thanks
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    phantommeb got a reaction from CarolineW26 in January 2nd start date   
    Carolyn, yes it will reheat just fine! I made it this morning (and I am a terrible cook, haha), brought it to work and heated it up in the microwave. 
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    phantommeb reacted to NancyAlways in January 2nd start date   
    Hey Phantommeb,  so glad to hear you are feeling better.  That was quite and experience you had there.  
    I love soup and love your soup idea.  I've done a simmilar thing with a brothy zucchini soup.  I like to poach my eggs in it.  I've alos made it with spinach and sausage. Yummo!  I'll have to try your method.  The picture is beautiful and I would probably add Kale.
    Be well!
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    phantommeb got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Oh and I forgot...add green onions! 
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    phantommeb got a reaction from C_Cezeaux in January 2nd start date   
    First of all, I am feeling way better today!! Slept great and woke up with no nausea...thank god!!  
    I have a great recipe to share with you: Bone broth breakfast soup! 
    It's easy - just take 1 to 2 cups of bone broth and heat up on the stove to boiling. Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl. Then, with a spoon swirl the broth and slowly stream in the eggs. This is the same process that egg drop soup is made. Make sure to salt and pepper to taste, and hot sauce is good too! Optional: Add bacon, veggies or meats of choice. 
    Obviously this can be catered if you eat more, just add more broth and eggs! 
     

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    phantommeb got a reaction from C_Cezeaux in January 2nd start date   
    First of all, I am feeling way better today!! Slept great and woke up with no nausea...thank god!!  
    I have a great recipe to share with you: Bone broth breakfast soup! 
    It's easy - just take 1 to 2 cups of bone broth and heat up on the stove to boiling. Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl. Then, with a spoon swirl the broth and slowly stream in the eggs. This is the same process that egg drop soup is made. Make sure to salt and pepper to taste, and hot sauce is good too! Optional: Add bacon, veggies or meats of choice. 
    Obviously this can be catered if you eat more, just add more broth and eggs! 
     

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    phantommeb got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Hi Ladyshanny, I remember you from previous Whole 30's in this forum! Thanks for the response. I've had incidents in the recent past where I've thrown up after waiting too long to eat, so with all the holiday sugar bingeing I've done and making such a drastic change it seems I'm paying for it now. I think I have a super sensitive stomach...but who knows. I seem to be doing better today so hopefully it ends soon! Sugar is one a hell of a drug. 
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    phantommeb got a reaction from C_Cezeaux in January 2nd start date   
    First of all, I am feeling way better today!! Slept great and woke up with no nausea...thank god!!  
    I have a great recipe to share with you: Bone broth breakfast soup! 
    It's easy - just take 1 to 2 cups of bone broth and heat up on the stove to boiling. Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl. Then, with a spoon swirl the broth and slowly stream in the eggs. This is the same process that egg drop soup is made. Make sure to salt and pepper to taste, and hot sauce is good too! Optional: Add bacon, veggies or meats of choice. 
    Obviously this can be catered if you eat more, just add more broth and eggs! 
     

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    phantommeb got a reaction from NancyAlways in January 2nd start date   
    Hi guys, this is my fourth or fifth Whole30 (I did a Whole 60 last summer) but I am seriously struggling this time. I woke up on Day 2 extremely sick, unable to keep anything down. I tried to eat an apple because I was shaky and suspected my blood sugar was low and quickly threw it up. I finally managed to get something down by eating a Larabar over 2 hours and drinking a kombucha. I started to get nauseous before dinner and had to eat some more banana to calm it. Last night (today is Day 3), I woke up at 1am with the same low blood sugar feeling. I tried to eat a quarter of a banana and threw that up too. I finally fell asleep by drinking some warm salty water (yum!!). 
    I have never struggled so much with these carb withdrawals. I was crying in the middle of the night last night not knowing what to do or if I should continue. I feel so bad! I know it is not the flu because it is not consistent, but I am definitely feeling pretty disheartened. When I can eat paleo meals, my appetite is extremely low and I can't eat very much although I am eating hearty meals like beef stew. 
    I guess I don't really have a question but needed to share this. I hope it'll get better, but I could certainly use some encouragement. This sucks!! 
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    phantommeb got a reaction from CarolineW26 in January 2nd start date   
    Carolyn, yes it will reheat just fine! I made it this morning (and I am a terrible cook, haha), brought it to work and heated it up in the microwave. 
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    phantommeb got a reaction from C_Cezeaux in January 2nd start date   
    First of all, I am feeling way better today!! Slept great and woke up with no nausea...thank god!!  
    I have a great recipe to share with you: Bone broth breakfast soup! 
    It's easy - just take 1 to 2 cups of bone broth and heat up on the stove to boiling. Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl. Then, with a spoon swirl the broth and slowly stream in the eggs. This is the same process that egg drop soup is made. Make sure to salt and pepper to taste, and hot sauce is good too! Optional: Add bacon, veggies or meats of choice. 
    Obviously this can be catered if you eat more, just add more broth and eggs!