bronwyn_q

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    bronwyn_q reacted to missmary in Whole 30 to Whole 60 - weight gain :(   
    First, I'm sorry for your disappointment, and happy for your successes. I do think you might have gained a little muscle, especially if your pants are loose. That's a great sign.
     
    What kind of workouts are you doing? Depending on that, you may be fueling a bit too much: three eggs is a lot. My pre-workout snack is one egg, and I only need it if I'm working out first thing in the morning (for afternoon workouts, only do the pre-workout snack if required for performance).
     
    Your meals look good, but I also see a lot of snacking. If you can skip the apple with nut butter in the morning and the fruit in the evening, that would be good (if you can't skip them without being hungry, add more to your meals. It is better for hormones if you can give your body a longer break in-between meals to digest).
     
    AND, try to see the big picture. 6lbs isn't really a lot and if you are hormonal it could be related to your cycle or bloat or some other factor that is temporary. What matters most is your health and if you are healthy I believe your weight trend over time will be where it needs to be.
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    bronwyn_q got a reaction from MeadowLily in Whole 30 to Whole 60 - weight gain :(   
    A week ago I finished my first Whole 30 and enjoyed it so much I've decided to go for another 30 days.  I was about 80% there in my eating and lifestyle and figured why not go all the way and try it for 30 days?
     
    Some background story:
    My main motivation was to kick the sugar dragon that had every so slowly made its way back into my life after giving it up a year and half ago and to move from my 6-8 month weight plateau.  (I lost 33kg 72ilbs over the last year but I'm still obese at 94kg/207ilbs and need to lose another 13kg / 28ilbs  to get into my 'normal' weight range for my height)
     
    So I stayed away from the scales for 30 days and watched all the other things, how my clothes fit, my fitness, my mental and emotional state, my health.  Everything was/is feeling fantastic.  But I'm not going to lie, at this moment, i can't move away from how i feel,   so very disappointed that I've put on around 3kgs / 6lbs.   Last week I was convinced I needed to get a size smaller pants and was surprised at the weight gain.  Talked myself into thinking it was muscle gain from doing pump classes 2 days a week, but I suddenly can't cross my legs today, not comfortably.  That's what tipped me over.
     
    I know I'm focusing on the smallest (negative) detail, but I tried really really hard for 30 days without 1 slip up (and yes i've read the articles on the whole9 blog about what i might have done wrong, but I'm not feeling like any of it applies) and I just really wanted to see the scale move.  
     
    I'm into my second week of whole 60 and suddenly I'm asking myself what's the point of being this strict when it didn't work?  I'm also hormonal and emotional (I'm very aware that I'm letting this cloud my thoughts) but I also wanted to get some feedback on my diet from others.
     
    Maybe I'm doing something wrong.  Maybe my portions sizes are big (although I followed the meal plan very well), maybe my third serving of fruit a few days a week was too much, maybe i'm having too many eggs or dates.  I've got a lot of questions and self doubt at this stage.
     
    average day's menu:
    Breakfast - 3 eggs fried in ghee with 1 cup of sweet potato veggie hash. 1 cup of kombucha.
    Lunch - Poached chicken salad with half avo, drizzle of olive oil, 4 olives, lots of greens and salad veggies.
    Afternoon snack around 3pm - apple with nut butter
    Pre workout snack at 5pm - 3 hard boiled eggs
    Post workout snack at 7:30-8 - small sausage
    Dinner - pan fried salmon with plate full of veggies
    half and hour after dinner - fruit serving
     
    I drink 2-3 litres of water/herbal tea a day.
     
    I've learnt to recognize when I get full and be content.  That kicked in finally around week 2 or 3.  Was very enlightening for someone that never had that.
     
    I'm exercising 3-4 times a week for 1hr and 2hrs on one of those days.
     
    Although tonight all i wanted to do was hoe into a pizza (with my boyfriend talking me out of it) I'm going to continue doing the whole 30 for another month, but I'd really apprieate any feedback anyone has that i might be doing wrong.
     
    Thank you for reading  xx
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    bronwyn_q got a reaction from CharDoll in June 1st Support Thread   
    Hi guys!
     
    I'm about to start my first whole 30 and/or paleo on June 1st as well.
     
    Over the last year and half I've lost 33kg with 13kg to go before my goal weight but in the last six months hit a plateau that i can't seem to move.  I've tried a number of different things, eating and exercise wise.  But my body just won't go lower.  I still have a lot of fat to lose (I'm sitting at about 40% and would like to be at 30%).
     
    I've gradually taken out dairy, wheat (I only have oats for breakfast) and 98% of sugar so I feel ready to move into doing the whole 30.  Now I just need to leave the beans/legumes behind. I'm hoping this will help me move past this 6 month plateau and I'm very interested to see how I feel emotionally, mentally and physically.
     
    Little things are making nervous (no oats for breakfast!!) like adding in the extra fat that I'm just not used to having and finding something for breakfast to replace oats/porridge.  But other then that I'm ready, excited and can't wait!
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    bronwyn_q reacted to glimmer in Sourcing food in Australia   
    So far I have discover Aldi is awesome for organic things like tomato paste and butter (ok no butter allowed but for general primal eating). They also have big bags of almonds, walnuts etc quite cheaply and I always seem to score fruit and vege bargains there.
    Aldi does a range of grass fed beef
    Coles and Safeway are both stocking coconut oil now, and Safeway has started stocking Kale and baby kale.
    If you have a Bushy Park fruit and veg near you they have good organic eggs
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    bronwyn_q got a reaction from CharDoll in June 1st Support Thread   
    Hi guys!
     
    I'm about to start my first whole 30 and/or paleo on June 1st as well.
     
    Over the last year and half I've lost 33kg with 13kg to go before my goal weight but in the last six months hit a plateau that i can't seem to move.  I've tried a number of different things, eating and exercise wise.  But my body just won't go lower.  I still have a lot of fat to lose (I'm sitting at about 40% and would like to be at 30%).
     
    I've gradually taken out dairy, wheat (I only have oats for breakfast) and 98% of sugar so I feel ready to move into doing the whole 30.  Now I just need to leave the beans/legumes behind. I'm hoping this will help me move past this 6 month plateau and I'm very interested to see how I feel emotionally, mentally and physically.
     
    Little things are making nervous (no oats for breakfast!!) like adding in the extra fat that I'm just not used to having and finding something for breakfast to replace oats/porridge.  But other then that I'm ready, excited and can't wait!
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    bronwyn_q reacted to Beegram in June 1st Support Thread   
    I had never heard of paleo or whole30 until a few days ago. Then my sister who lives in Europe put up on Facebook that she was starting the Whole30. So I googled it & what a new world has opened up for me!
    I need to lose weight & have some very bad eating & drinking habits. I'm starting on the 1st which is under 24hrs away here in Australia.
    The breakfast's will be my biggest challenge as I usually just have a nutrition shake on the run. I have a collection of recipes ready to cook & then reheat which should work for me in the mornings.
    Looking forward to all the new meals I am going to discover & hopefully new habits that will continue after the 30 days.
    All the best to everyone!
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    bronwyn_q got a reaction from CharDoll in June 1st Support Thread   
    Hi guys!
     
    I'm about to start my first whole 30 and/or paleo on June 1st as well.
     
    Over the last year and half I've lost 33kg with 13kg to go before my goal weight but in the last six months hit a plateau that i can't seem to move.  I've tried a number of different things, eating and exercise wise.  But my body just won't go lower.  I still have a lot of fat to lose (I'm sitting at about 40% and would like to be at 30%).
     
    I've gradually taken out dairy, wheat (I only have oats for breakfast) and 98% of sugar so I feel ready to move into doing the whole 30.  Now I just need to leave the beans/legumes behind. I'm hoping this will help me move past this 6 month plateau and I'm very interested to see how I feel emotionally, mentally and physically.
     
    Little things are making nervous (no oats for breakfast!!) like adding in the extra fat that I'm just not used to having and finding something for breakfast to replace oats/porridge.  But other then that I'm ready, excited and can't wait!