heatherglick

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About heatherglick

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  • Birthday 01/12/1964

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  1. heatherglick

    Starting Nov. 30

    I'm in - started my second on 29 November.
  2. heatherglick

    Starting April 6th

    I'm also ready to jump back in. I did my first whole30 in November and was amazed that I was able to stick with it. Since then I've tried to eat paleo-ish but I never make it for any length of time. My main problem is not having the stuff I need in the house or cooking the kind of food that is compliant. The other thing that is really challenging is that my work does not allow meat (building is kosher) so I can only bring dairy or parve. Since dairy is out that means veggies and fruit (also nut free because of allergies) and without the protein source it's not enough to keep me satisfied. I lost 15 pounds and I've been able to keep it off. I'd like to stay on the plan and pay more attention to the way I am feeling when on the program. First time around I really didn't because it never occurred to me that I would actually be able to do it!!
  3. heatherglick

    January 1st Start - Second Whole 30

    The farm I get my stuff from is called South Mountain Creamery. In fact, I just ordered a quarter steer from them! I've just started getting chicken thighs as well (I want to m make NomNom Paleo's crackling'chicken) & tomorrow I'm getting pork to make her kalua pig. I've been lazier about cooking this round and I'm paying the price. I've had the "munchies" all day today and I think it might be because I haven't made anything particularly satisfying. I loved the look of the creamy chicken soup recipe that was posted earlier so I'm planning to make that as well.
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    January 1st Start - Second Whole 30

    Reece - don't beat yourself up! Starting the 4th is so much better than just throwing in the towel. Huge thanks to Dem who took the time to introduce me to this group. I did my first Whole 30 in November and I am still flabbergasted that I actually did it and it seems to have made good on the promise to "change your life." Quick background: I started with 30 pounds to lose and a lifetime of out of control eating. Plus, I have never deigned to follow any rules (the old "rules don't apply to me" mentality) and I was/am(?) so addicted to sugars and carbs that I couldn't imagine life without them. For that first whole 30, I did follow the rules and I followed the suggested techniques as well (being an active part of a forum, trying new recipes, etc.) Every morning I got up before the rest of my family and enjoyed a quiet cappuccino (made with coconut milk) while reading the forums and really reading and digesting my daily email. In the end I had lost 13 pounds and really seem to have changed my food preferences. I knew going in that I could not "re-introduce" sugar since goodies have always been a trigger for out of control bingeing. I did re-introduce a bit of dairy, some bread and fake sweetener while away on vacation. I didn't notice any negative effects but I did notice that none of these foods were particularly delicious or satisfying. In fact, all of the food tasted really salty and I was kind of grossed out by what was served (we were on a cruise ship.) I am making it seem like it was easy (it wasn't) but the fact that I actually did it makes me know that I can make changes. I am hoping this second attempt helps me stay focused on improving my health. I will add that I did not journal or write down goals (seemed a waste of time since I had never stuck with anything past the first few days) so I can't really be objective about the changes I may have experienced. What I can share is how freeing it is to be free of the guilt and shame that was an ever-present shadow in my life. I can't say I had tiger blood or that my skin is glowing but I am able to feel comfortable about who I am because I am not the person who eats bags of candy, followed by pizza, followed by wine, followed by pie for breakfast.
  5. heatherglick

    Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!

    I'm starting my second Whole 30 1 January as well. Just finished my first one in early December and had planned to keep going for a 45 or even 60 day attempt but had some travel plans that made it really difficult. Even though I had my cravings under control I have started to eat some crappy sugar things and I am looking forward to clean eating (and kicking these bad habits to the curb!) this week. Good luck to all!
  6. heatherglick

    Shirtaki noodles?

    Thanks Tom - sorry for the redundancy. I had searched but didn't find anything - I must have misspelled the food!
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    Shirtaki noodles?

    Ingredients are Japanese yam (devil's tongue yam) and glucomannan.
  8. heatherglick

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Emmy - congratulations!! See you in a couple days:)
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Thanks 2babies - I was not having luck finding it!
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Thanks MissMary - I didn't realize there was a post30 section (never ventured out of my comfort zone on this board!) so I will head over to find a group for people shooting for a whole30+. 2babies2kids - let me know where you end up posting!
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    jgreene - I should have taken measurements but I was so certain that I would ever stay with the program I didn't (and I didn't fill out the goal sheet either.....darn!) I saw a friend today for the first time and she was really amazed at the difference in how I looked - mentioned my skin (yea) and that I looked thinner. She is someone who can truly appreciate what a radical step this was for me - we've been best friends since 8th grade so she's seen me struggle with food/sugar for a long time. It sounds like many of the reintroduced foods have not been worth it - super interesting. Right now there really isn't anything that I'm missing but I do find myself thinking about having ketchup on my hamburger:) I haven't been able to find ketchup without sugar and for some reason I'm really wanting it!
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Yikes - was supposed to be FROTHED coconut milk!
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Hooray Abigayle & Crazycow! Angledge I'm so happy to have you back and I love hearing all the positive changed that you've made. It sounds like you're really living the whole 30 lifestyle (mindfully choosing what you eat when it's not "on plan.") I hope I someday can be a place where eating certain foods or drinking don't send me spiraling back to the out of control way of living. Jess - I've been toying with adding dairy for the morning coffee but maybe I'll continue with the frothed coconut milk. I've actually started to enjoy it:) KayKay- I'm glad the reintroduction is going well. If you're starting again after the holidays maybe you can check in here - it sounds like we have enough people planning to continue chatting and sharing. Tonight represents my successful completion of the 30 day program! I lost ten pounds but my clothes fit the same. Most exciting is the feeling of pride that comes from eating clean and not relying on sugar and booze to deal with difficult emotions. Still a long way to go so I'm hoping to continue. I'm kind of afraid that I'll wake up tomorrow and be back to the old me and start the day with muffins. Hope the magic doesn't wear off on day 31......
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    2babies2kids - so sorry to hear about the cat and that you had a yucky food day. Dish E- that's great news about your cholesterol numbers. A real tangible benefit in addition to everything else. Tomorrow is day 30 for me but I'm planning to continue a bit longer. Is anyone hanging around or should I try to find a group that is doing a second one? I've loved being part of this group and I'm worried that I'll get discouraged and give up if I don't have people in similar situations. I'm so happy at all the successes we've experience!