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    stealthstitcher got a reaction from BabyBear in Whole30 Through May   
    I know a lot of people love instant pots, but for me the crock pot is the star of Whole30.  (Though that may be because I've never used an instant pot.) Pop meat in in the morning, possibly with root vegetables, have perfectly cooked supper at the end of the day. Roast chicken awaits me this evening.
    Continued on track yesterday. Went wild with all fresh veggies in my stir fry. Usually I just toss in frozen vegetables since they're convenient but yesterday I got home from work early and took the time to chop up fresh. It really does make a difference in the texture, especially. 
    One thing I'm relearning is that it is okay to feel hungry. Sometimes I feel almost panicked when I start getting hungry, like I have to deal with that immediately with a snack (usually an unhealthy one like candy or chips), even if I'm going to eat a meal shortly. The last few days I have to keep reminding myself that it's perfectly normal to feel hungry when it's about time for a meal, and that another 20 minutes while it cooks isn't going to do me any harm. That hunger is not some kind of emergency but rather my body metaphorically tapping me on the shoulder and saying "Hey, when you get a chance, I'm about ready for some more nourishment."
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    stealthstitcher got a reaction from RachelR in Whole30 Through May   
    Wow, it's been a while. I successfully completed Whole30 years ago and it was amazing and helped with so many things ... but I didn't have a good exit strategy and now I'm back where I was and a little past. When you hit the point that you think "MnMs are an acceptable breakfast as long as you have a glass of milk with them" you should maybe do something about that. 
    I tried a second Whole30 a few years ago but had a completely wrong mindset going into it, and so it was doomed to crash and burn. 
    I've been thinking about, when do you get to the point that your body can't compensate for poor choices any more? Like, when you're younger, you can consume a diet that is really not good for you but your body manages to kind of keep up so that the damage you're doing isn't really noticeable. Well, I have hit that point where the inflammation and joint pain and tiredness and so on are constantly present. A few months ago I ran into a copy of It Starts With Food on the clearance shelf at the bookstore so I bought it and read it, and remember how much better I felt after finishing Whole30 before. I waffled for a while, but now seems like the right time.
    Today, meal planning. Tomorrow, any grocery shopping I need to do. Friday, begin a May Whole30 focusing on planning and mindfulness. 
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    stealthstitcher got a reaction from RachelR in RachelR- Start Date May 4, 2020   
    Happy first day! 
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    stealthstitcher got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Sounds like you're well-planned!