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    claws got a reaction from jadore43210 in Newbie, starting Sept 3!   
    Hello there.... I too will be joining the big group starting on September 3rd.  
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    claws got a reaction from Patty Hirschbuehler in Newbie, starting Sept 3!   
    Day 1 done. Happy belated birthday Patty.
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    claws got a reaction from jmcbn in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
    Hi Everyone:
     
    I was suppose to start yesterday 1/2/2016 ; but my mindset wasn't in the right place.
      Trying it again today; 
     
    Lots of irons in the fire......emotional issues (relationship), physical issues (achilles tendinitis since June 2015-under a MD's care), mental issues (stressors)......
     
    I'll continue to follow the thread.....   Peace, Love and Happiness everyone....
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    claws got a reaction from jmcbn in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
    Hi Everyone:
     
    I was suppose to start yesterday 1/2/2016 ; but my mindset wasn't in the right place.
      Trying it again today; 
     
    Lots of irons in the fire......emotional issues (relationship), physical issues (achilles tendinitis since June 2015-under a MD's care), mental issues (stressors)......
     
    I'll continue to follow the thread.....   Peace, Love and Happiness everyone....
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    claws got a reaction from cottagequeen in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
    Hi LucieB:  
     
    Touche, Touche, Touche...................     
     
     
    LucieB
    Posted 17 December 2015 - 04:07 PM
    Claws -- there's 31 days in January so starting Jan 2nd is still a Whole30 in January
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    claws got a reaction from cottagequeen in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
    Hi LucieB:  
     
    Touche, Touche, Touche...................     
     
     
    LucieB
    Posted 17 December 2015 - 04:07 PM
    Claws -- there's 31 days in January so starting Jan 2nd is still a Whole30 in January
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    claws reacted to LucieB in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    Claws -- there's 31 days in January so starting Jan 2nd is still a Whole30 in January! 
     
    kirkor -- I like the Personal Growth in February, also thinking about putting a dedicated month of Reintroductions and/or Habit Forming month there too. 
     
    January Nutrition Whole 30 February Focused Re-introductions and Firming up New Eating Habits March Sleep April Healthy Movement May Fun & Play June Stress Management July Socialization August Natural Environment September Personal Growth October Temperance November [repeat a month you want more work on?] December [holiday prep?] [bring the year together?}  
    I'm open to suggestions about rescheduling the monthy focus fit seasons and annual events. 
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    claws got a reaction from cottagequeen in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    Ditto to kirkor's take-away...
     
    I'm in too but will be one day behind...Will Start Whole30 on Jan 2nd....I have PLANS for Jan 1..... 
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    claws got a reaction from jmcbn in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    During the Temperance challenge... I realized that "something within my life needed to change and it was me".....From physical changes to mental changes......
     
    Life is such a journey and I am working on "living in the now" instead of worrying about the future.....Life is what you make it......I worked on not getting on the "pity pot of poor me boo hoo, boo hoo boo hoo hoo".  I am working on living one day at a time and enjoying one moment at a time.......That's all that I can do....I have to remember that my ability to stay alive is rolled up into "one breath at a time".
     
    Thank you to each and everyone who stayed the course and completed this Whole9 Challenge journey.  What a wonderful journey it has been.  I hope to do it again one day as I know that I will learn even more about myself each time I embark upon a Challenge as such as this.
     
    Kind Regards,
     
    CLaws
    Peace, Love, and Soul cybermates........Peace, Love, and Soul
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    claws reacted to LucieB in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    While I'm thinking on this, my Whole30 Wholesome email hits the inbox. It's a sign!
     
    OK, I'm game for a 2016 Whole9. I'll start a thread. I won't vanish, been Whole30-esque since 2011 and no signs of stopping here. 
     
    I'm going to re-read the 2015 thread to pull ideas and goals. Would love to hear what others would like to get from a Whole9 too. 
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    claws got a reaction from jmcbn in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    During the Temperance challenge... I realized that "something within my life needed to change and it was me".....From physical changes to mental changes......
     
    Life is such a journey and I am working on "living in the now" instead of worrying about the future.....Life is what you make it......I worked on not getting on the "pity pot of poor me boo hoo, boo hoo boo hoo hoo".  I am working on living one day at a time and enjoying one moment at a time.......That's all that I can do....I have to remember that my ability to stay alive is rolled up into "one breath at a time".
     
    Thank you to each and everyone who stayed the course and completed this Whole9 Challenge journey.  What a wonderful journey it has been.  I hope to do it again one day as I know that I will learn even more about myself each time I embark upon a Challenge as such as this.
     
    Kind Regards,
     
    CLaws
    Peace, Love, and Soul cybermates........Peace, Love, and Soul
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    claws reacted to kirkor in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    "Temperance" is winding down, folks. Hope it's been a good month for everyone!
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    claws got a reaction from cottagequeen in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    The Personal Growth factor has concluded; now on to Temperance:
    I worked on my spirituality and did some service work (volunteered) during the Personal Growth month.  I now have hobbies and pursuits that are not related to work.  I've created some boundaries that are helping me to have a Balance between, work, family and self.  I still have lots and lots of work to do in this area but at least I've started....
    November is all about Temperance.  It is the last piece of the puzzle, soooo is everyone ready to forge ahead and complete this Whole9 challenge?
    According to http://whole9life.com/2013/01/whole9-our-9-factors/  Temperance seems to be the most ignored Whole9 factor.  
    Quote:  "Temperance means “moderation or self-restraint,” but this isn’t your typical “everything in moderation” stance. No, it’s more about applying critical, introspective practices to your own life, and creating awareness about your own habits and preferences. It means taking a good, hard look in the mirror, and truly owning what you see—whether you like it or not. And if you don’t, it’s about being brave enough to take that first tough step and do something about it (hopefully, with the support and aid of your social in-person network). Temperance, to the Whole 9 group is knowing when it’s totally okay to do something “less healthy”—to be moderately immoderate."
    Let's get this PARTY started everyone... Let's get this PARTY started.....          
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    claws got a reaction from cottagequeen in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    The Personal Growth factor has concluded; now on to Temperance:
    I worked on my spirituality and did some service work (volunteered) during the Personal Growth month.  I now have hobbies and pursuits that are not related to work.  I've created some boundaries that are helping me to have a Balance between, work, family and self.  I still have lots and lots of work to do in this area but at least I've started....
    November is all about Temperance.  It is the last piece of the puzzle, soooo is everyone ready to forge ahead and complete this Whole9 challenge?
    According to http://whole9life.com/2013/01/whole9-our-9-factors/  Temperance seems to be the most ignored Whole9 factor.  
    Quote:  "Temperance means “moderation or self-restraint,” but this isn’t your typical “everything in moderation” stance. No, it’s more about applying critical, introspective practices to your own life, and creating awareness about your own habits and preferences. It means taking a good, hard look in the mirror, and truly owning what you see—whether you like it or not. And if you don’t, it’s about being brave enough to take that first tough step and do something about it (hopefully, with the support and aid of your social in-person network). Temperance, to the Whole 9 group is knowing when it’s totally okay to do something “less healthy”—to be moderately immoderate."
    Let's get this PARTY started everyone... Let's get this PARTY started.....          
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    claws reacted to Seafarer in Years of habits took me longer then 30 days to resolve - Now ready for re-intro   
    Thank you for this thoughtful & informative post! I have finished my 30 days, but am extending for a bit longer. As you said.... W30 is easy since the rules are black & white, but re-intro's take a bit more effort from the looks of it. Your posts are very helpful! Good luck!
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    claws got a reaction from jmcbn in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    Hello there my "How about a Whole9 Challenge" mates....
     
    I would say that I ended the "Time to embrace the natural environment" challenge on a high note.  I've been at a conference in New Orleans, La, since Saturday and have had the opportunity to walk/jog many many miles outside each day alone the RiverWalk near the Convention center.  On Wednesday, 9/30/2015, I caught the trolley to Bourbon Street and the French Quarter area...  I started out during day light hours but didn't end up back at the hotel until the sun had set......        .  I walked around seeing the sights, lost my trolley pass so walked backed to my hotel........Wonderful adventure.....
     
    QUESTION:...Does hanging out on Bourbon Street and the French Quarter areas count as "natural environments"???Ha Ha Ha.......
     
    I'm ready for month 10's challenge...."PERSONAL GROWTH"..............
     
    "laissez le bon temps rouler"....... "let the good times roll"
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    claws got a reaction from cottagequeen in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    Hi cottagequeen:
     
    I've been feeling the same way as you and have been writing a gratitude list as well as thanking God for the good times in my life as well as the opportunities for growth (bad times) I've been dealing with.... I too am so very terribly burned out at my current job but as you the position pays quite well.   
     
    I will be reading the 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy............Therefore, thanks in advance for the article.
     
    Whole9 on everyone...
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    claws reacted to cottagequeen in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    Finished off the month of Natural environment watching the supermoon/full moon/eclipse. Got lucky that the cloud cover passed and was able to see it. It was beautiful.
     I started my personal growth month a little early. I have been struggling with some depression this past month or so, SO, I started focusing on gratitude more. One thing I have been doing is every night and every morning I have been thanking God for my job. I am terribly burned out, but it pays to well for me to just walk away from it and no options for me to change scenery with it right now. I have been amazed at how just thanking God for it has helped me deal with things better.
     
    Ran across this the other day
    4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to NeuroscienceI've also pulled out some of my Permaculture Design Course DVD's and have been refreshing my education there.
    Going to combine the nature and personal development with some permaculture projects  here this week.
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    claws got a reaction from jmcbn in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    Hello there my "How about a Whole9 Challenge" mates....
     
    I would say that I ended the "Time to embrace the natural environment" challenge on a high note.  I've been at a conference in New Orleans, La, since Saturday and have had the opportunity to walk/jog many many miles outside each day alone the RiverWalk near the Convention center.  On Wednesday, 9/30/2015, I caught the trolley to Bourbon Street and the French Quarter area...  I started out during day light hours but didn't end up back at the hotel until the sun had set......        .  I walked around seeing the sights, lost my trolley pass so walked backed to my hotel........Wonderful adventure.....
     
    QUESTION:...Does hanging out on Bourbon Street and the French Quarter areas count as "natural environments"???Ha Ha Ha.......
     
    I'm ready for month 10's challenge...."PERSONAL GROWTH"..............
     
    "laissez le bon temps rouler"....... "let the good times roll"
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    claws got a reaction from jmcbn in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    Hello there my "How about a Whole9 Challenge" mates....
     
    I would say that I ended the "Time to embrace the natural environment" challenge on a high note.  I've been at a conference in New Orleans, La, since Saturday and have had the opportunity to walk/jog many many miles outside each day alone the RiverWalk near the Convention center.  On Wednesday, 9/30/2015, I caught the trolley to Bourbon Street and the French Quarter area...  I started out during day light hours but didn't end up back at the hotel until the sun had set......        .  I walked around seeing the sights, lost my trolley pass so walked backed to my hotel........Wonderful adventure.....
     
    QUESTION:...Does hanging out on Bourbon Street and the French Quarter areas count as "natural environments"???Ha Ha Ha.......
     
    I'm ready for month 10's challenge...."PERSONAL GROWTH"..............
     
    "laissez le bon temps rouler"....... "let the good times roll"
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    claws reacted to Zyriel in Years of habits took me longer then 30 days to resolve - Now ready for re-intro   
    Good grief, I hear you on that. It wasn't until I started re-intro that I discovered I have some other issue that's preventing me from being stable enough to DO re-intros. I am doing a rice re-intro day today too.
     
    I'm glad you had a good experience. One thing to bear in mind is that white rice is a different creature than brown rice. If you only reintrod white rice today and feel great, you may still find brown rice irritates you. I'm doing only white rice because I prefer it and will always choose it over brown, given the option. But I figure at some point I'll want to check out brown as well, particularly since rice bran appears as an additive in some foods. :/ sigh
     
    reintro is complicated, whole30 is easy
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    claws got a reaction from Brewer5 in Years of habits took me longer then 30 days to resolve - Now ready for re-intro   
    So yesterday I decided to see how the non-gluten grain of Rice would fair with me....

    No issues at any of the meals whatsoever....  Happy dance....
    Boy, I am finding this Re-intro phase to be harder then the actual Whole30 process... Gee Whiz..

     

    Today (Monday and Tuesday) back to Whole30 ROCK ON.......

     

     

     
     
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    claws reacted to kirkor in How about a Whole9 Challenge?   
    So as I mentioned, I'm up in Wyoming for a few weeks. Good news is that I've been riding my bike a lot in this nice fall weather; it's a "dual sport" meaning I can take it on the highway or trails, and so it's perfect for this area. Lots of outdoor opportunities.
    Bad news is that I don't have internet at the house so I can't get online as frequently. But heck I should be outside anyway, right? B-)
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    claws reacted to Brewer5 in Years of habits took me longer then 30 days to resolve - Now ready for re-intro   
    It means your body has said, "O-kay, that's enough of that there corn, let's get on back to that Whole 30 eating now, shall we?"    
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    claws reacted to Zyriel in Years of habits took me longer then 30 days to resolve - Now ready for re-intro   
    Feel better!!
    I had similar problems picking up non-gluten grain items.