Jill P

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  1. Jill P

    Starting On March 28th!

    Good morning everyone! I am also starting another Whole 30 on March 28th. This will be my third Whole 30, but it's been over year since my last one so it's like starting over. It's amazing how quickly bad habits will creep back in, especially when stressful situations happen in life. Looking forward to day 20 (approximately), when things seem to kick in for me and I remember why I'm doing this. :-)
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    September 8th, anyone?

    Hi everyone - sorry its been so long since I've posted anything. I have been reading posts and quietly encouraging all of you who are still going strong! I've had a rough time the last few weeks. Seems like all the good habits that I started went out the window when stress of the last two weeks hit. The kicker was today. I went in for my annual physical, and I've regained 8 of the 10 pounds I lost. And to top it off, my blodd sugar was over 100 for the first time ever. Ugh. So discouraged. So I'm thinking I need to get back on plan ASAP.
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    September 8th, anyone?

    Hi everyone - Well, I learned pretty quickly yesterday that my body is not going to handle gluten well after this Whole 30. I had saved part of the Apple Crisp that my mom made me for my birthday during the Whole 30, and had some of it on Wednesday night. By Thursday, my digestive tract was in disarray!! And, to top it off, I had two sips of my husband's beer (honestly - it was only two!) and I swear I instantly had a headache. So cross that option off the list for me! I haven't really tried anything else yet though. I already know that most dairy is out for me anyway, so not even going to mess with that one. I've felt so good this last week (until yesterday) that I'm pretty sure this will be my way of life from here on out. How about anyone else? Any success on reintroductions?
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    September 8th, anyone?

    Hi everyone - Woohoo!! Day 31 is here!! Here's my numbers so far: weight loss = 10.3 lbs. Lost 3" on my waist, 1/2" on chest, 1/2" on arm, 1/2" on hips, and nothing on thighs (boo). What is interesting though - I woke up today feeling motivated and ready to take on the world (finally!). I think my tiger blood has finally hit! My plan is to continue on like this, with the occasional glass of wine, and bacon!!! How could I forget about bacon!! I was never able to find any in my area that was made without sugar, so excited to bring that back in. I would really like to lose another 30-40 lbs, so it will be interesting to see if any weight loss will slow after the first 30 days or if it will continue on at this pace. We also have a new fitness challenge at work, so maybe that will help motivate me to kick in the exercise this next month. Great job everyone! So fun to see all of the inspiring results!!
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    September 8th, anyone?

    Way to go laxmom!! Those are some awesome numbers! fgermain - thank you for your post and insight. What a healthy point you bring up! It made me think last night also about why I'm doing this. Yes, weight loss is a great side effect, but should that really be the main reason? I cheated and weighed myself this morning (only Day 30 for me ), but didn't do measurements. I'll wait to post until tomorrow when I have all the info. Have a great Day 30!!!
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    September 8th, anyone?

    I only did measurements and weight when I started, but no pics. But I do have some pics that are pretty recent from other things. So excited for tomorrow to be Day 30! I also plan to stay on this forum to check in and see how everyone is doing. I would love to hear the reintroduction stories and how things are going for people continuing on. Nice job LibbyHunter and clairezip!
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    September 8th, anyone?

    I also would like to lose another 30-40 lbs to get back into a healthy BMI, so would love to continue the support that we've had here over the last few weeks.
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    September 8th, anyone?

    Hi everyone - So glad to finally be able to catch up and write something on here. This has been a LONG, hard week for me. Lots of stress and work, and hormones all over the place which has led to some massive cravings unlike any I've had this whole time. I was so close to calling 22 days good enough, then 24 days good enough, and yesterday (day 25) was the biggest struggle of all with stress at work. But..I survived it, not beautifully or ideally, but stayed compliant and taking that as a victory! My plan for life after this is to continue pretty much as I have now, with two exceptions. 1: wine. I just want a good glass of wine. 2: adding some natural sweeteners back in to foods such as honey, maple syrup, etc. I admittedly have a sweet tooth so this will be a big challenge for me. I need to put some parameters around this, or it will be out of control quickly. I'm ok without bringing dairy back, and I feel so much better without breads. I don't think the occasional bowl of rice is going to hurt me either. But....I just really want a glass of wine! I might even celebrate with that for breakfast on day 31!!! (HA - just kidding)!! Stay strong everyone! So good to hear how everyone's experiences have gone!
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    September 8th, anyone?

    Ladyshanny - I googled the "Whole 30 gone bad" out of curiosity and thought it was a great explanation if someone is struggling with their Whole 30. I have always had struggles with keeping weight off throughout most of my life, and if I let myself, can fall victim to the "legalistic" rules and forget why I'm really doing this. I can see where I could easily slip into this being just another thing I "have" to do and not allowing myself to enjoy some good things in life once in a while after this is done. For anyone else who might be struggling with their Whole 30 and why they're doing this, I would suggest googling it and reading it also. Can't believe that we're already on day 22. I made it through my birthday weekend staying compliant, though I really wanted to have a big piece of my mom's apple crisp that she made for my birthday. She had no idea I was doing this, otherwise I'm sure she wouldn't have made it. I put some in the freezer and I believe I'm going to treat myself sometime when this is done! Have a great week everyone!
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    September 8th, anyone?

    Good morning everyone - Wow - what a great group! It is so motivating to read other people's insights into what this journey is about for them. For me, I have also been on WW on and off for the last 11 years and have had success, but then gain it all back. I am finding that my body feels so much better when I eat this way. I am fortunate in that I don't have any major illnesses or aches and pains, but I just know my mental clarity is much improved when I eat this way. Yes, weight loss is a great side effect, but I'm trying not to focus on that as my primary reason for doing this. I have not seen "Fed Up" yet, but I'm thinking I will try to track it down this weekend. If it's anything like Food, Inc. from a few years ago, I'm sure it will be good and give me even more motivation to stay the course! On another note, today is my birthday and the "old" me would like nothing more than to get a good bottle of wine and a big piece of carrot cake to celebrate. But after reading everyone's posts from the last few days, I'm going to stay strong and celebrate sometime after this is done. I'm looking at this whole 30 as a present to me for better health. Have a great day everyone!
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    September 8th, anyone?

    Oops!! Hit post by accident! I'm waiting for Tiger blood too. It will come, and try to remember that feelings will pass. Here's to a better day today!
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    September 8th, anyone?

    Clairezip - I had a horrible, grumpy day yesterday too. Very short fuse for some reason and it just felt like everything was irritating me. But it does get better. On my first whole 30, I think the mental clarity finally set in between days 20-25. I keep waiting
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    September 8th, anyone?

    JClayton - I am also thinking that this is going to be longer for me - ll likely a Whole 60. The only thing that might break it for me is a really good glass of wine!!
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    September 8th, anyone?

    Finally getting a chance to post something after the weekend. So good to read everyone's posts and hear about their weekends and sticking to the plan. We had a end of the year potluck for my daughter's softball team last night and hopefully managed the food choices ok. I had a burger (minus the bun and cheese) topped with onions and salsa, a huge helping of carrot sticks, and half of a brat. Passed up the pumpkin cheesecake, ice cream cake, chips, cookies, pasta salads, and caesar salad (figured I didn't know if the dressing would be compliant or not). The ice cream cake looked so good!! I don't handle dairy well even when I'm not on whole 30, so at least that was a good reason for me not to indulge. Does anyone else watch the Blacklist? So excited for the episode tonight. LOVE that show. I can't remember who put out the challenge to exercise 3 times this week, but I'll be onboard for that. I did exercise the first week, and then I let that slip last week in favor of sleep. Got up this morning and did my workout - one time done for me! Have a great week everyone - day 15 and we're halfway done!!
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    September 8th, anyone?

    Happy day 12 (or later for some of you!) This morning I finally have a small victory. I work in the schools, and we are allowed to wear jeans on Friday. The last two weeks, my jeans have been uncomfortably tight to be able to wear. This morning - victory!! I can't say the fit is perfect, but at least I can wear them without feeling like I'm going to pass out a any minute!! That is my motivation for today! Hope everyone has a great weekend and stay strong!