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    myowncoach reacted to anne202 in "NO MIRACLES" 2nd WHOLE30   
    First off, congrats on your second round of Whole 30!! I'm just starting out so its awesome to hear you are so committed to keep at it again and again in order to feel the way you desire. I actually got turned on to the Whole30 because what I was doing wasn't making me feel any better, I'm exhausted, have skin breakouts and achy joints too. I guess we just have to remember we are working now to undue years of non Whole30 living.  
     
    One question, are you getting enough fresh air and sunshine? I make sure to take at least one 20-35 min walk outside a day and have found this to help with my overall moods 
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    myowncoach got a reaction from Tom Denham in 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. 
     
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    myowncoach got a reaction from CaGirl in 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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    myowncoach got a reaction from Tom Denham in 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. 
     
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    myowncoach got a reaction from Tom Denham in 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. 
     
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    myowncoach reacted to GlennR in Day 29 Almost there!   
    Not sure what you mean. I thought your writing was perfectly fine! Compelling, even.
     
    I finished my first and only Whole30 in April (though I've been Paleo for nearly a year). I'm still pretty much on a Whole30 diet, except for some very minor offroading (things like vanilla extract in a dish, a spoonful of sugar in my coffee once, a few desserts made from compliant ingredients). 
     
    You won't ruin all your gains with a poutine, but if you have any adverse reactions to it, you won't know if it's from the potatoes, sugar or any other nonWhole30 ingredients in the BBQ sauce, or the dairy in the cheese. But since you've decided to continue with another Whole30 afterwards, you have ample time to recover any gains you might lose (if any).
     
    At some point, you might consider doing a formal reintroduction, putting back the forbidden foods in phases, so you'll have a clear map of what foods are okay and what foods to avoid. I'm probably going to do the same in a few weeks myself.
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    myowncoach reacted to SaraRuns in Sara's Post W30   
    Well, today is Day 31.  I did a wrap up in my W30 log.  Overall, I feel like it was a success, but there is still work ahead on a few fronts (weight, energy, running, etc.).  My intention going forward is to do a mostly no sugar no grains lifestyle.  Dairy will depend on how my dairy reintro goes.  I plan to have wine occasionally (with occasionally TBDefined).
     
    So dairy is my first reintro.  I want to log this so I have a clear idea of how the reintros go.
     
    M1: Frittata, ground beef hash, cauli soup, coffee with heavy whipping cream
    M2: Chocolate Chili, (forgot avo), mixed greens with a HB egg and O&V; 1 oz of manchego cheese
    M3: Chicken salad over mixed greens with O&V, 1 oz of manchego cheese (forgot to get any other dairy)
     
    So far so good on the dairy reintro.  Tomorrow is back on plan.  On Friday I have a Girls' Night Out dinner.  I will try to be compliant with food, but will have wine.  Then assuming I feel okay, I'll do another reintro on Sunday, potentially legumes (PB, as this is the only legume I'm really concerned about).  Then Wednesday, I guess it will be grains.  Not sure what I want to test here.  I just want to see how I react to grains so I know how careful I need to be going forward.
     
    I'm still having a hard time believing I made it to the other side. 
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    myowncoach reacted to GlennR in Self sabatoge   
    Nothing is wrong with you. You're human. Stumbling is kind of part of the package.
     
    But so is persistence. Keep going!
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    myowncoach reacted to Tom Denham in Self sabatoge   
    As a former psychotherapist, I can tell you that why we sabotage ourselves is an interesting question that can consume months of investigation to fully identify and explain, but knowing why is not especially useful. Plenty of people know why they do negative things and keep doing them. The important thing is to change your behavior. Make a plan to stay on task and make a plan to get right back on task if you get off track, accepting that mistakes happen. By the way, accepting that we make mistakes is not the same as incorporating planned "cheat" meals or foods.
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    myowncoach reacted to GlennR in Day 29 Almost there!   
    So glad for your results so far, and good journeying as you continue on!
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    myowncoach got a reaction from Tom Denham in 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. 
     
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    myowncoach got a reaction from Tom Denham in 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. 
     
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    myowncoach got a reaction from Tom Denham in 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. 
     
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    myowncoach got a reaction from Tom Denham in 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. 
     
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    myowncoach reacted to txrunningmama in Whole 30 Completed! On for more   
    Today is day 31 for me and I feel great.  Last night my 3 month old was up several time as well as my toddler.  I am up this morning still feeling energized. 
     
    Between the birth of my daughter and getting pregnant with my son I had lost 65lbs with a calorie in/calorie out, very strict diet.  I would lose at most 6-8lbs a month and always felt exhausted.  I ran several half marathons and a full marathon.  Despite working my tail off, I still felt like I couldn't catch up and frustrated that my weight wasn't moving.  During my pregnancy with my son I gained 62lbs.  With in the first 2 weeks I had lost 20lbs (baby weight, etc).  Over the next couple of weeks I gained 3lbs and felt awful.  We had taken a vacation to Michigan and my body hurt.  I have always had issues with chronic  pain.  We had planned to start the whole 30 a week after coming home. While sitting on the floor of the hotel room and hurting I decided we would start it the first day we were home.  I was done being uncomfortable. 
     
    The 30 days felt free.  I know some people feel like its restrictive, but it felt good to me.  Having the freedom of eating as much as I wanted.  I learned that I liked cabbage and Brussels sprouts.  I increased my vegetable intake by a ton. 
     
    My results.
     
    *  More Energy
    *  less Pain
    *  Better Sleep
    *  Major improvement in digestion
    *  Softer skin
    *  Improved eczema on my feet
    * even though I had the freedom to eat, my portions became smaller and I felt fuller. 
     
    I also lost 17.5lbs and over 15 inches in 30 days.
     
    Because I am still feeling some pain and I want to clear the eczema on my feet I am going to continue on the plan for another 30 days.  Last month I had little exercise.  Starting on the 6th of July I am going to start training for a 5k so that I can begin training for a half in August.  I can't wait to PR in December!

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    myowncoach reacted to Donna in Second W30, check!   
    So I finished my second W30 yesterday and weighed myself today and have lost 8.5 lbs and add that to my first W30 in January which was a 10 lb loss and that equals 18.5 lbs….still with me? Well, I still have 21.5 lbs to get to my goal weight so I am starting all over again today….
    Secrets to my success….
    ISWF, began reading it as soon as I got it mid W30
    Making my own condiments
    Joining an organic CSA
    Cleaning garbage out of my pantry
    Taking it easy on the workouts till the end….I was a bit tired
    Not getting on the scale
    MOST IMPORTANTLY….Casey, Jen, Katie, Katherine, Ellie and everybody else who jumped in our Food Log thread. We kept each other going every moment of the day with ideas, cheers and chastising….We will continue forward and it's been UNBELIEVABLE in the way of support. We have become tight and really are walking the walk with each other…..

    Detriments….
    Sabotaged myself the first weekend by going to movies with hubby with no snack….collapsed mid movie and ate his popcorn! Had to restart on Monday to day 1…..lesson was carry a piece of fruit and a few nuts into movie theater next time
    Eating a Larabar was a huge carb trigger….had to give those little suckers up even for emergencies
    Weighed myself once and freaked out and almost was like….Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot! I give up….Took toward the end of my W30 for the magic to happen and the hormones to heal….

    Okay so what feels great?
    Down a pants size!
    Have tons more energy
    Rosacea going bye bye!!!!
    Post nasal drip and GERD disappeared
    No more whirring, gurgling and gassy GI system
    Sleeping like a baby
    More exercise stamina toward the end of the W30
    Skin is soft and supple, hair is shiny
    No breathing (asthma) issues during my run
    Rings come off and on without finger swelling
    Nails are growing like wildfire
    Overall sense of general well being
    Lowered stress response

    So, it goes without saying that I will continue this lifestyle. Cracking open my Well Fed to mix up some recipes. Happy to report another W30 success and will continue my journey in this new lifestyle. When I tell you nothing else has worked in years I mean it. Even Weight Watchers….everyone loses weight on WW but ME!!!! Enter W30 and hope returns…..Thanks to one and all…..
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    myowncoach reacted to GFChris in Help! Accidentally ate some pasta!   
    To clarify, Glenn wasn't the person who said eating gluten calls for a restart.  I did.  (And in another thread on this same issue, Robin Strathdee did too.)
     
    It's not about negative reinforcement, it's about following the program 100%, and that means following all the rules for all 30 consecutive days.  It's ultimately about getting the best results possible.  
     
    That being said, the Whole30 "police" aren't going to knock on your door if you ate gluten and decided not to restart. Part of our goal here is to explain what's required to do a complete, true Whole30.  See this article on doing the perfect* Whole30 for further details.
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    myowncoach reacted to hope4 in HELP! Stress eating!   
    Thank you. I got through last night and do feel better today. I am still angry about what happened but didn't use food to drown my anger in.
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    myowncoach got a reaction from CharDoll in 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!
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    myowncoach reacted to GFChris in HELP! Stress eating!   
    The meal template is your friend. Make your remaining meals today be complaint meals that fit the template of 1-2 palms of protein, 1-3 cups of vegetables and the appropriate amount of compliant fat.  

    Is there a trusted friend you can call to vent about your news?  What methods have worked for you in the past to ground and center you? Meditating? Warm bath/epsom salts? Soothing music? Tea?
     
    After you give yourself some space from the immediacy of this news, can you sit down and work out a plan for your next action steps to move in a positive direction, financially?
     
     
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    myowncoach reacted to silvey5 in "May contain..." labels   
    great question
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    myowncoach reacted to Tom Denham in "May contain..." labels   
    CAK911 is exactly right. Don't worry about it.
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    myowncoach reacted to CAK911 in "May contain..." labels   
    Those usually are basically allergy disclaimers. If it's not listed as an actual ingredient, I wouldn't worry, personally. But, one of the mods might have a more refined answers.
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    myowncoach got a reaction from CharDoll in 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!
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    myowncoach got a reaction from CharDoll in 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!