CaseyD

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    CaseyD got a reaction from Dehh in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi, 
    I'm not new to the Whole30, I go back to it (in shorter bursts) to keep my food freedom in check, but I have seen a major increase in autoimmune flair ups this summer and a doctor has suggested I try doing the AIP (which is similar to Whole30, plus a few more eliminations) along with being very on top of reducing stress. I have started and stopped this a few times, but realize it does seem to help when I'm on it. I really need to work on the stress part, too. So, I will piggyback on this big September Whole30 as motivation to keep going on days I just want to be lazy (because for me, that's what it is) and eat something more convenient. This is to say, I will follow the W30 rules with a few other eliminations per doctor suggestion. 

    To those who are doing their first W30, I'm excited to witness your journey. I hope we all post regularly during September! The Whole30 really changed my life, in a profound way. I don't doubt you'll get something meaningful from this experience as well. 
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    CaseyD reacted to Davide in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I’m David. I’m 59, American, and currently living in Nelson, New Zealand. I’m doing my first Whole30 beginning tomorrow—September 1st. For those of you the U.S., that will be August 31st. 
     You might not know, by looking at me, that I have much weight to lose but it’s all around my middle and I hide it pretty well. ;-)  For me, this is less about losing weight, and more about improving my health. Although, with summer fast approaching, I’d love to look better in a bathing suit! 
     I would love to connect with others who are starting in September and I hope we can support one another! 
     

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    CaseyD got a reaction from Dehh in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi, 
    I'm not new to the Whole30, I go back to it (in shorter bursts) to keep my food freedom in check, but I have seen a major increase in autoimmune flair ups this summer and a doctor has suggested I try doing the AIP (which is similar to Whole30, plus a few more eliminations) along with being very on top of reducing stress. I have started and stopped this a few times, but realize it does seem to help when I'm on it. I really need to work on the stress part, too. So, I will piggyback on this big September Whole30 as motivation to keep going on days I just want to be lazy (because for me, that's what it is) and eat something more convenient. This is to say, I will follow the W30 rules with a few other eliminations per doctor suggestion. 

    To those who are doing their first W30, I'm excited to witness your journey. I hope we all post regularly during September! The Whole30 really changed my life, in a profound way. I don't doubt you'll get something meaningful from this experience as well. 
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    CaseyD got a reaction from Dehh in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi, 
    I'm not new to the Whole30, I go back to it (in shorter bursts) to keep my food freedom in check, but I have seen a major increase in autoimmune flair ups this summer and a doctor has suggested I try doing the AIP (which is similar to Whole30, plus a few more eliminations) along with being very on top of reducing stress. I have started and stopped this a few times, but realize it does seem to help when I'm on it. I really need to work on the stress part, too. So, I will piggyback on this big September Whole30 as motivation to keep going on days I just want to be lazy (because for me, that's what it is) and eat something more convenient. This is to say, I will follow the W30 rules with a few other eliminations per doctor suggestion. 

    To those who are doing their first W30, I'm excited to witness your journey. I hope we all post regularly during September! The Whole30 really changed my life, in a profound way. I don't doubt you'll get something meaningful from this experience as well. 
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    CaseyD got a reaction from Dehh in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi, 
    I'm not new to the Whole30, I go back to it (in shorter bursts) to keep my food freedom in check, but I have seen a major increase in autoimmune flair ups this summer and a doctor has suggested I try doing the AIP (which is similar to Whole30, plus a few more eliminations) along with being very on top of reducing stress. I have started and stopped this a few times, but realize it does seem to help when I'm on it. I really need to work on the stress part, too. So, I will piggyback on this big September Whole30 as motivation to keep going on days I just want to be lazy (because for me, that's what it is) and eat something more convenient. This is to say, I will follow the W30 rules with a few other eliminations per doctor suggestion. 

    To those who are doing their first W30, I'm excited to witness your journey. I hope we all post regularly during September! The Whole30 really changed my life, in a profound way. I don't doubt you'll get something meaningful from this experience as well. 
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    CaseyD got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Beginning June 1   
    This allergy season has been particularly bad. Both my daughter and I ended up with allergy-induced pink eye and my son's turned into a sinus infection. Too much medication has been needed this year. Hope your symptoms have improved!
    Today is also day 1 for me. Doing a Whole30 with an online group makes it more enjoyable for me, and helps with accountability. I would love to hear updates on how everyone is doing this month!
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    CaseyD got a reaction from Selcazare in Need to get back on the Whole30, looking for inspiration and help   
    Focus on little improvements - not a huge overhaul. Can you eat a Whole30 style breakfast everyday - or at least x-amount of days a week? Do that and then when it feels like a habit, maybe focus on lunch or changing some other smaller thing. Don't convince  yourself that it has to be 100% or nothing at all. I fell into that trap for years - wasted years. Change small things and keep consistent with those small changes, and they will add up to a big change. Perhaps you will find your food freedom gradually this way, instead of yo-yo-ing through hard shifts and total train wrecks. 

    p.s. I hate the idea of trying to be inspired by people on the internet. You don't get the full story and most importantly - none of these people are you. Inspire yourself by finding your big whys in your own life. :-)