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    Starting February 15, 2016

    Hey, Everyone! I'm behind the 8 ball on posting but better late than never! I started my whole 30 on the 15th like the rest of you. This is my second one-- first one was four years ago. It was life changing for me. I broke a major sugar addiction, became 'regular' for the first time in my life, and learned that some types of food adversely affect how I feel. After the completion, I began eating Paleo. I ate well for about a year, then I got lazy. I'm now 51 y/o, perimenopausal, dealing w/joint aches, and 15 pounds heavier. I knew it was time. This time around has been a bit easier (fingers crossed!) I still deal w/ cravings, so I find something to do for 5 minutes & that helps. I DO like flaked coconut and cashews!!! Got to watch THAT! Way to hang in there, you guys! It's gonna be worth it!
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    Hurricane Planning

    Don't forget canned sweet potatoes and the like!
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    Bones, Bones, Glorious Bones

    When I make bone broth, I add a some garlic & vegetables, too. I let it simmer for a full 24 hours. By then, there's nothing to skim. I just strain it and put it in mason jars or ice cube trays to freeze(then on to a container in the freezer.) Once it gets cold, remove the hard fat at the top and use it for cooking fat. Good stuff. It always turns out wonderfully! I love it!!!
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    Day 23: Whole30 and mourning.

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Maybe just taking a 10 minute walk or something else to get you moving a bit, then find something on the whole30 compliant list that can become a "comforting-type" of food. I love hot bone broth. I love sweet potatoes w/ghee. Take it day by day, hour by hour and you'll get through it. You can do this. Prayers for you during this difficult time.
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    Have you done your reintroduction?

    I'm glad this discussion came up. The one thing I really want on day 31 is Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Now, I'm not so sure. I have a serious sugar problem & I'm thinking this might send me over the edge. I don't want to go back to scary type cravings again. If it makes me sick--I'd be ok w/that. It would discourage me from eating it again. If it gives me crazy type cravings...not so good. I'm so afraid of going back to the way I was. I'm going to really consider this. I have 11 days, so we'll see.
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    I Believe, and Now Is the Time

    That was awesome! Yay!
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    I found this at the regular grocery store in a bin near the floor, under the potato section. Google it for good pictures. It reminds me of a larger, flatter rooty potato. You'll see what I mean. It was a bit expensive, I thought. Good luck! BTW, I looked up the pronunciation: hee-kah-mah. I know...I just can't help it!
  8. I followed the directions in the "It Starts With Food" recipe section. (I made it and it turned out great! I may go lighter on the salt next time, tho.) I am a nerd. Does anyone else feel a great sense of accomplishment when making something that you used to just go out and buy in the store? I had to laugh at myself. I told my husband, "Look! I just made mayo all by myself!!" Thanks for listening to my goofines! Kelsey
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    Ok. As a total newbie at this, I bought a jicama the other day. I thought I'd venture out and try something new. I did the research for peeling and serving ideas. No one said anything about choosing a good one or storage. I had no idea that I was supposed to refrigerate it. I thought it would be treated like a potato--no. I cut it up and it had brown spots all over the inside. Brown spots all over are bad. So I guess the moral of the story is this: pick a smaller jicama w/no wet spots or other noticeable markings on the outside. The bigger ones tend to be more fibrous, not as flavorful. Dang. I wish I would've known this sooner.
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    Homemade Mayo & My Self-Image

    @ 1Maryann & slw600. *said in a reverent voice* I sit humbly before you... *snickers* Seriously, you guys rock! Way to make your own stuff!!!!
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    Cellulite? - Day 10

    I get my bones from a butcher that only uses grass-fed or grass-finished beef. It's about 10 or 11 dollars for 3.5 lbs. There's a health food store that sells them, too. Only problem, they don't always have them in stock. The health food store tends to be a little cheaper.
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    Menopause kicking my arse :)

    Fortunately for me, I started a hormone balancing supplement program a month before doing the Whole30. My night sweats have disappeared and I'm not crazy w/my emotions. I think cleaning up my diet is helping a lot, as well. All I can say is this: do your research, ask a ton of questions and go the road that works best for you. There are a lot of opinions out there, but only you can choose what works for you.
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    What? I did it? Yay ME!!!

    Way to go! Well said.
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    Whole 30- A lot Learned

    That was awesome!
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    Homemade Mayo & My Self-Image

    I actually REALLY "laughed out loud" Derval!
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    Starting October 1 2012

    Hey, All: I'm starting tomorrow, as well. Glad you guys are here for support. I feel like I'm probably going to need it! I'm the only one in my family doing it. The others aren't really understanding why. I've got a few things on hand to start off breakfast and probably enough for lunch. I head out to the few stores tomorrow. Man, I do hate to shop! So, good luck to you and I'm sure I'll be checking in for accountability.