myowncoach

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  1. myowncoach

    "NO MIRACLES" 2nd WHOLE30

    Hey! You seem to have a positive attitude when I read you! When you get in bad place in your head, just stop what you're doing, take deep breaths and really examine your thought. What is it telling you? Why do you think it wants to disturb you? I started meditation and it really helps me get calm inside... Way inside! So, I'll be stating a 3rd Whole30 tomorrow, I finished my 2nd Saturday. I lost around 5 pounds, almost no pain in my knees (Knock on wood) and starting tomorrow, I really want to include a 30 day exercise Whole30. So, that's it. I indulged a little bit last night for dinner when I had pizza (only 2 slices) and didn't feel good + had a belly ache. I'm not reintroducing food just yet so I don't care for now not knowing what food caused me pain, but I have a pretty good idea I might be gluten sensitive. Good luck for the rest of your W30, DO NOT GIVE UP, it will be great and you will feel so proud of yourself!!! You have to reach a point where you realize IT'S JUST FOOD, JUST FUEL. Bye for now Anne202!
  2. myowncoach

    "NO MIRACLES" 2nd WHOLE30

    Hello anne202! I sorry it took me so long to respond, I had a problem logging in. Thank you for your positive thoughts. How is your Whole30 going? You must be close to the end? I'm on DAY 26 of my 2nd W30 and I think I can say my knee joints hurt much less! I'm not so sure how much less because you get used to chronic pain up to a certain point. But I was thinking today that it hasn't been painful as much for a while. I used to always rub my right knee with my hand while I was driving the car or sitting at my desk... But no that much anymore. Good news for your joint pains, no? It's funny you asked me about getting enough fresh air and sunshine! I work on the night shifts for 9 nights in a row and then get 5 days off. So for 9 days I DON'T get a lot of sunshine and I'm too tired to exercise. But it is starting to change and my level of energy is higher! I really want to start yoga again, 20 min. a day, every day. I just get excuses not to do it and I'm still battling resistance against moving (because it used to hurt so much afterward from my feet to my back!) So that's it, I'm up for a 3rd Whole30 in August. Want to go along with me? You might have all the friends and support you need, but if you are up for it, we can exchange thoughts regularly about our journey? I' right again in a couple of days when I'm finished with this round with the final results. See ya!
  3. myowncoach

    "NO MIRACLES" 2nd WHOLE30

    Hello! I'm on day 12 of my second whole30, what I would like to know is: Why don't I concretely continue to feel better and better in an observable fashion each day that passes? Is the "good stuff" all going on inside with no evidence from the outside? Since I started my second W30, I have not felt an evolution in some aches and pains I want to get rid of. After my first W30, I had lost weight and felt "a little" better, but not as much as I wanted. But now I'm doing the same things, following scrupulously the program, as usual, and I feel the same. Is it because of the non-conforming one or 2 things I ate in my 2 days of rest before starting the 2nd W30. Or I was even wandering if my degree of excitement, which is not as impressive as during my 1st W30, could have a role in this... I started another W30 because I continued to feel "sugar cravings" and I wanted to loose some more weight. Thanks so much for your coming opinions on the matter.
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    Day 29 Almost there!

    Thank you drjeni! I wish you the same transforming experience! My poutine didn't taste as I expected, I won't miss it anymore... You will see, I think the little and big miracles don't happen overnight but it's more like a slow discovery of feeling better and better! Sometimes you don't know what feels better, but you know it does. You are able to pinpoint it as time passes. Bye!
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    Day 29 Almost there!

    Thank's for you advice. I will let you know, if you wish, how my "poutine treat" went. It's funny, I'm not so sure I want it, or I might even be scared to eat it! Good luck on your next w30, let me know when you begin, we could exchange thoughts in the process. I will start again tomorrow, although I will eat compliant today appart from this. I feel sad the daily newsletter ended today, It was a huge help and support for me, personally. Did you subscribe? Did it help you? How was it for you after your Whole30? So many questions for you! Good day!
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    Day 29 Almost there!

    Thank you GlennR! I read my post last night for a second time and realized it was maybe it was a bit hard to follow. I write in English while I think my phrases in French (French Canadian!), so sorry if it's not quite well written. I thought personally my writing was bad. I'll be careful tomorrow when I write my results in details at Day 31. I can't wait to weigh myself! How many whole 30's have you done? And I would like to know if I could ruined all of my 30 days of efforts by indulging in a "poutine" tomorrow (french fries/BBQ sauce/cheddar cheese)??? Thank you
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    Day 29 Almost there!

    Wow! Never thought I had it in me to stick so scrupulously to something, anything! I think that no matter how my body changed inside or out, the most important thing that the Whole30 brought me was this incredible elevated degree of self esteem. I was strong enough, had enough discipline and wanted enough NOT to disappoint myself. I am almost finished and I would have never said this 2 weeks ago, but decided to continue for another whole30. I will allow myself only one treat the day after I finished and then start again the next day for another 30 days of treating ME the way I deserve. Hopefully, my "buffer" day will teach me that I don't miss the food I thought I did. I hope it tastes awful actually! * I do have more energy, although I expected to have more. * I used to avoid walking by parking very close to the entrance of a store or at work. I used to apprehend being in situations where I knew I had to make physical efforts. Because it hurt. Physically. You see, I have about 80 to 100 lbs to lose to reach my goal weight. A lot, right? But Today, I realize that for about a week I had stopped having those thoughts. Walking or moving isn't as dreadful as it used to be and I hope that after 3 Whole30s and the summer past, I will never want to stay sedentary ever again. I had some small miracles but want some more! Along with my next W30, I will simultaneously do a W30 of including a minimum of 20 minutes a day of moving. It can be bicycling, walking with my poles (nordic walking), swimming or yoga. I say good luck to anyone in the process, do not give up, the psychological rewards are as important as the physical ones. You see, it's true. It's IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO CHANGE after a Whole 30.
  8. I work in a ER in a hospital here in Québec. Although I don't think it's food related either, it seems more like a bacterial rash, but I would definitely see a doctor if it doesn't get better soon. Good luck!
  9. myowncoach

    "May contain..." labels

    A few people answered on the forum, they say it's only a warning for people with allergies, as long as they are not in the ingredients list, it's okay. Good luck! I'm finishing Day 18, not always easy but hope it will be worth it. Still waiting for the magic...
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    "May contain..." labels

    Thank's a million to you both!
  11. myowncoach

    "May contain..." labels

    My question: Is it okay to eat something (like nuts or any other food) that is compliant to the Whole30 but says at the very bottom of the label "MAY contain traces of soy, wheat, lactose etc... When in front of no other choices because of being outside the house with no snacks in hand, is it a case of starting over the Whole30 when eating those nuts? I didn't do it but was so hungry that I felt dizzy. Thank you for answering me!
  12. myowncoach

    HELP! Stress eating!

    Good, the food is not going to help. Sticking to your Whole30 through out this difficult time will just add some more confidence in yourself. I used "bad food" as medication when I was going through difficult stuff before, but not anymore. And this is my first Whole30 and I wanted to eat donuts and chocolate and chips so many times since today, my DAY 17. What I suggest you to do is to really take some time to sit somewhere in your home in a quiet place, alone. Then, really FEEL what you are going through. You can cry or be angry or talk to yourself. Just feel your emotions and be aware of them. They won't destroy you, they won't hurt you, they're yours to have at this moment. And once the grieving is over, you will be stronger and you will have a clear head to think of options and/or solutions. You can't escape your own mind. There might be an opportunity hidden in this obstacle. Think of what this situation is forcing you to do and try to right down 3 positive things that having to change your situation might bring. I hope it helps and good luck!