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    smacd got a reaction from Kirsteen in Don't over think this.   
    Well said.
    As many of us are at different stages in the journey, what we share on here is what is working for us, and you only learn that by following the rules and paying attention to how you respond. It's amazing how plain your body/mind make it for you if you stop to listen. But you need to start with the rules....
    Good luck everyone!
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    smacd got a reaction from Kirsteen in Don't over think this.   
    Well said.
    As many of us are at different stages in the journey, what we share on here is what is working for us, and you only learn that by following the rules and paying attention to how you respond. It's amazing how plain your body/mind make it for you if you stop to listen. But you need to start with the rules....
    Good luck everyone!
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    smacd got a reaction from Kirsteen in Don't over think this.   
    Well said.
    As many of us are at different stages in the journey, what we share on here is what is working for us, and you only learn that by following the rules and paying attention to how you respond. It's amazing how plain your body/mind make it for you if you stop to listen. But you need to start with the rules....
    Good luck everyone!
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    smacd reacted to Littlepeanut in w30 is curing my cancer   
    Tuesday was the end of my w30:... And for me the journey doesn't stop there...
    I'm 29 years old and i have cancer. Along with that- i have Celiac so i have been battling the past year and a half with food until my doctor and I really needed to try something new.
    My white blood cell count was low- Really low. Scary low. I've been on chemo since October and had tried everything I could to keep up my energy, my nutrition and my overall spirit. There's nothing worse then people telling you "oh you're young!" when you fight 2 diseases at the same time and you can barely get out of bed you feel weak, old and crippled. Everyday was a war with myself and the tireless efforts I go through just to put a smile on my face that things were ok. They weren't. I fluctuated weight, fought depression and barely made it through everyday without crying.... Until W30.
    30 days ago i made the decision to fight. I was going to change everything I knew about food and "reset" myself. I read ISWF and was instantly motivated by the book and a friend who was also already 2 weeks into her W30. I did my grocery shopping, started plannning and pre-making meals and using food as my medicine. I went through ALL the horrible symptoms as your body shifts back to neutral. Headaches, mood swings, irregular sleep patterns, hunger pains, sugar dragon cravings: you name it! Until one day, mu body hit the switch. It was like night and day! No really, i went to bed one night: the next morning POOF! W30 magic!! I had never felt so AMAZING.... I started sleeping better and all through the night. Cravings stopped, hunger pains between meals subsided and I could run marathons with the new found non-caffeinated energy i had.... All of it i still have today.
    30 days (and stil going!!) later... Here I am. I stepped on the scale (i had hidden it the day i started to rid myself of the temptation to "weigh in") and I am down 12lbs!!! I checked in with my doctor: in 30 days, my blood cell count is UP.. By almost 10,000!!!!!! That's a huge increase in a short time!! I have been awakened!!! Never in my life have I felt so energized and refreshed!! I don't feel like I have cancer. I don't feel the struggle to find celiac compliant food. I enjoy the natural taste of the food God provided in the first place!!!
    I only have one life, one body... And it needs to be taken care of and W30 has done that for me. My doctor gave me the best piece of news I've had in over a year... If i continue with w30 LIVING... My results could triple in the coming months and in doing so... I could potentially elimiante the need for chemo and just keep my medicine as simple as what i eat.
    Thank you W30!!!!! I owe you my life!!!!
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    smacd reacted to Fenderbender in The crazy things people say   
    Conversation I overheard at the airport:
    " honey I'm getting something to eat....what would you like?"
    " oh something really healthy.... Get me a blueberry muffin and a diet coke".
    Sad thing is several years ago that could have been me...... !!!!!!!
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    smacd reacted to Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    Really, it should be the other way around: "Other than real food, what kinds of processed, artificial, homogenized, hydrogenated, chemical-laden, or hormonally imbalanced imitation food products do you consume?*
    *Please attach another sheet if necessary."
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    smacd reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Jtandi and wheresanita -
    I am SO GLAD to hear that you guys did what you needed to do to make it through those times. That kind of adaptive thinking and stick-to-it-iveness are evidence of the mindset that gets many first-timers (and even some of us vets) through the rocky first stages. Eventually, you'll get things nailed down. You'll understand your context more and more each day, and planning and preparing will become second nature.
    Amy, Susan, Sharon, Kirsteen, Renee (hey, how do I get your fancy accent to type on here?!), and smacd -
    Thank you for your kind words and for understanding the intent of my post. I really think we've got the best community out there on the interwebs.
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    smacd got a reaction from Kirsteen in Don't over think this.   
    Well said.
    As many of us are at different stages in the journey, what we share on here is what is working for us, and you only learn that by following the rules and paying attention to how you respond. It's amazing how plain your body/mind make it for you if you stop to listen. But you need to start with the rules....
    Good luck everyone!
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    smacd reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
    I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:

    Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
    Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
    Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
    And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):

    Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
    Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
    Keep Calm and Whole30 On.