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    seagrey got a reaction from alcazn in Starting March 1st   
    It's hard to resist the sweets at times - but I've found that my sense of taste has changed and now apples taste so sweet - bananas are delicious and a few raisins or blueberries in my lunchtime  salad are a real treat. We had a pot-luck at work the other day - I made sure I brought something that I knew I could eat and resisted the treats. I found that tuna fish on Fridays helps with the no-meat days. It fills me up. I'm surprised that I'm not missing bread more - I love to bake as a hobby, my problem is that I also love to eat too much of what I bake....sigh. Hang in there folks!
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    seagrey got a reaction from alcazn in Starting March 1st   
    It's hard to resist the sweets at times - but I've found that my sense of taste has changed and now apples taste so sweet - bananas are delicious and a few raisins or blueberries in my lunchtime  salad are a real treat. We had a pot-luck at work the other day - I made sure I brought something that I knew I could eat and resisted the treats. I found that tuna fish on Fridays helps with the no-meat days. It fills me up. I'm surprised that I'm not missing bread more - I love to bake as a hobby, my problem is that I also love to eat too much of what I bake....sigh. Hang in there folks!
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    seagrey got a reaction from angledge in Starting March 1st   
    Glad to hear that there are others out there doing a "whole-lent!" --  me too! I was just going to do it, but it's nice to have a group out there to join! I just finished a Whole30 last month and decided to jump back in again. One thing I've noticed is that my general mood is happy -- what a great feeling! Although I do get hangry at times, and definitely went through the 'kill all the things' phase last time - shocking how it crept up on me. However, it passed thankfully and I didn't actually kill anything!
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    seagrey reacted to kirstenmichelle in Starting March 1st   
    Beautiful! I'm in! Thank you for knowing this and sharing with us.
    How very...serendipitous. ❤
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    seagrey reacted to Elizabeth22 in Starting March 1st   
    Love this! Lent is the primary reason I am choosing to start on March 1st. Do you have any go to W30 emergency meals?
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    seagrey reacted to SarahSchroeder in Starting March 1st   
    I am doing a Whole30 for Lent too  
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    seagrey reacted to Saritawho? in Starting March 1st   
    Me too! I am doing a WholeLent. Just finished my first round of W30 on 2/14...saw lots of improvement, loved how I felt and lost just over 10lbs! 
    Am hoping to use this round as a springboard to a more W30 approach to eating overall. 
    FYI, my (unsolicited) advice is use the next week to get a few emergency meals prepped and stored in the freezer. You WILL have a day that is just insane and having a premade W30 casserole or soup that you just stick in the microwave will save you from (a) breaking your W30 or (b) eating more eggs. Prepping food takes a serious amount of time, especially when you are just starting out. 
    Also...a lot of us from my first round were the only ones we knew doing W30, so the forum board was a GREAT source of support, meal ideas, and info gathering when you ran into an issue. 
    We can do this! Looking forward to our journey together! 
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    seagrey got a reaction from *Aurora* in Starting January 9th   
    Hi everyone! Congrats on completing the Whole 30 -- I'm down 10 lbs! How's the reintroduction phase coming? I learned that peanutbutter is a gateway trigger food for me -- it tasted sooo good that I really didn't want to stop eating it after my apple was finished...but I did and I stepped away from the jar.  The black beans I had at lunch definitely tasted good, but didn't have the same trigger effect. It was good to learn that! I'm using yesterday and today to get back on track and tomorrow I'll try the non-gluten grains - I have a feeling corn chips will be another gate-way to overeating temptation....I might avoid them to entirely and eat other non-gluten things instead.
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    seagrey got a reaction from *Aurora* in Starting January 9th   
    Hi everyone! Congrats on completing the Whole 30 -- I'm down 10 lbs! How's the reintroduction phase coming? I learned that peanutbutter is a gateway trigger food for me -- it tasted sooo good that I really didn't want to stop eating it after my apple was finished...but I did and I stepped away from the jar.  The black beans I had at lunch definitely tasted good, but didn't have the same trigger effect. It was good to learn that! I'm using yesterday and today to get back on track and tomorrow I'll try the non-gluten grains - I have a feeling corn chips will be another gate-way to overeating temptation....I might avoid them to entirely and eat other non-gluten things instead.
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    seagrey got a reaction from Jessi78 in Starting January 9th   
    Happy to see so many started day one yesterday! Welcome to day 2!
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    seagrey got a reaction from Res0718 in Whole45ers from January 5th Start   
    hi folks -- I'm really glad that there are some folks continuing on this journey! I thought about starting the reintro phase on day 31 and even had a plan, but then I didn't want the humus I had brought for lunch and instead stuck with the salad and hardboiled egg & handful of cashews...so here I am day 33 and still going! I am happy about feeling healthier after a month of clean eating and I know I've lost weight because my clothes are fitting differently. I'm not tied to watching the scale, but weight loss is a goal that I have and I'm glad about what I have achieved so far. But I'm happier about changing what I eat and changing my behaviors - I didn't think I could not snack between meals, and I have found that I can do it just fine. I splurged and got one of those mandoline veggie slicers and it is totally awesome! I have to travel again next week, but this time I know what to bring with me and have a plan with a little cooler all set!
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    seagrey reacted to meredithm1 in Whole45ers from January 5th Start   
    SO my waist is definitely smaller on Day 23, and my clothes fit differently - better! I've always had to lumber out of bed and move like the tin man, all rust and frozen joints, until things warm up and I can walk like a human, lol.  These days, my joints feel really good, and there's less freezing up whn I sit too long, less bloating, less pain.  I feel enough of a difference not to want to stop.  I may eventually eat the occasional chocolate, but for now I'm happy to stay on it.  It's surprisingly easy, and if my family really wants something I can't have, I just pop a chicken breast in the oven, a sweet potato in the microwave, and I blanche some veggies or make a salad for me.  Often I can emulate what they're having and I don't feel deprived.  If it's something like pizza, even though I might have desperately wanted a piece at the beginning, and felt deprived, by the end of my clean meal I felt great, coming more fuel than entertainment, although I still do the fruit "dessert"and I remembered how yuck I felt when I did eat th pizza.  My husband's reaction when he eats it is enough to remind me, if I've forgotten.  I really don't miss the bloating, the cramps, the fatigue, etc. Food is becoming fuel instead of entertainment, although I still do the fruit "dessert".  Comsidering where I came from, though, I'm very happy. 
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    seagrey got a reaction from Res0718 in Whole45ers from January 5th Start   
    hi folks -- I'm really glad that there are some folks continuing on this journey! I thought about starting the reintro phase on day 31 and even had a plan, but then I didn't want the humus I had brought for lunch and instead stuck with the salad and hardboiled egg & handful of cashews...so here I am day 33 and still going! I am happy about feeling healthier after a month of clean eating and I know I've lost weight because my clothes are fitting differently. I'm not tied to watching the scale, but weight loss is a goal that I have and I'm glad about what I have achieved so far. But I'm happier about changing what I eat and changing my behaviors - I didn't think I could not snack between meals, and I have found that I can do it just fine. I splurged and got one of those mandoline veggie slicers and it is totally awesome! I have to travel again next week, but this time I know what to bring with me and have a plan with a little cooler all set!
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    seagrey got a reaction from Res0718 in Whole45ers from January 5th Start   
    hi folks -- I'm really glad that there are some folks continuing on this journey! I thought about starting the reintro phase on day 31 and even had a plan, but then I didn't want the humus I had brought for lunch and instead stuck with the salad and hardboiled egg & handful of cashews...so here I am day 33 and still going! I am happy about feeling healthier after a month of clean eating and I know I've lost weight because my clothes are fitting differently. I'm not tied to watching the scale, but weight loss is a goal that I have and I'm glad about what I have achieved so far. But I'm happier about changing what I eat and changing my behaviors - I didn't think I could not snack between meals, and I have found that I can do it just fine. I splurged and got one of those mandoline veggie slicers and it is totally awesome! I have to travel again next week, but this time I know what to bring with me and have a plan with a little cooler all set!
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    seagrey got a reaction from Res0718 in Whole45ers from January 5th Start   
    hi folks -- I'm really glad that there are some folks continuing on this journey! I thought about starting the reintro phase on day 31 and even had a plan, but then I didn't want the humus I had brought for lunch and instead stuck with the salad and hardboiled egg & handful of cashews...so here I am day 33 and still going! I am happy about feeling healthier after a month of clean eating and I know I've lost weight because my clothes are fitting differently. I'm not tied to watching the scale, but weight loss is a goal that I have and I'm glad about what I have achieved so far. But I'm happier about changing what I eat and changing my behaviors - I didn't think I could not snack between meals, and I have found that I can do it just fine. I splurged and got one of those mandoline veggie slicers and it is totally awesome! I have to travel again next week, but this time I know what to bring with me and have a plan with a little cooler all set!
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    seagrey reacted to amieK in Whole45ers from January 5th Start   
    As a newbie here, I'm hesitant to jump in with this, but something is bothering me:
    I'm actually kind of disappointed to see people here still focusing on the number on the scales. I see other results being mentioned as well, but it almost seems like an afterthought and the number on the scales still reigns supreme as the ultimate indicator of success.
     
    I confess, I did step on the scales this morning. The number I saw there didn't make me want to do a happy dance nor did it make me feel in the least disappointed. It simply isn't important enough to elicit an emotional response one way or the other. This wasn't always the case.
     
    I broke my scales addiction a couple of years ago. I stashed the stupid thing under the bed and would only allow myself to weigh-in once per week, then I decided once per month was enough. Dragging the scales out from under the bed and taking it to the bathroom (it didn't work on the carpet in the bedroom) was an annoyance and eventually the intervals between weigh-ins got longer and longer. After 20+ yrs, the battery finally died and we couldn't find a replacement. I took it to recycling and was quite happy to be rid of the thing once and for all. We didn't have a scales in the house for almost a year when my husband went out and bought a new one so that my son could weigh himself. (DS works out and wants to gain weight.) I was kind of annoyed about it, but I realized that nobody is forcing me to step on the damn thing, so I mostly just ignore it.
     
    Now I use the fit of my jeans fit as the primary indicator of where my weight is at. I'll weigh myself if I'm sufficiently alarmed that they're getting a little too tight or, conversely, if they're feeling noticeably looser. But I refuse to let the scales be anything more than an objective tool for feedback.
     
    I thought part of the Whole30 was to do a psychological reset which includes taking back the power from the almighty scales.
    I can't remember if I read it in ISWF or somewhere on the Whole30 website, but isn't there a quote from Dallas saying "Don't do anything to lose weight, but do everything to gain health."
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    seagrey reacted to Kboom in Whole45ers from January 5th Start   
    Day 32 and I went out for lunch with a friend today.  First time since week 1!  We went to Five Guys Burgers and I got a burger with a lettuce wrap, tomato and grilled onions.  A little bland, but filled me up and I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything.  Phew!
     
    @CookinMama, I've made wings a few times during this Whole30 and everyone was happy.  The part about going out for "wings and beer" is more the time together, which I am missing as well.  We have 3 kids (teenagers) and one of them has fairly severe ADHD and she causes us a lot of stress and worry, as well hubby works nights so we don't typically see each other except for the weekends.  We have gotten into the routine of a weekly meal out to talk about all the crazy and re-connect.  I just need to figure out how to get that time in and stay compliant.  Which is why I'm thinking that past 45 days I'm going to relax the rules and be ok with a sneaky sugar or peanut oil.
     
    @amieK, with the scale thing. It's tough.  I would love to throw out my scale and never look at it again, but some of us are newer to the idea of not weighing.  I used to weigh myself every single day and would obsess about the number.  I have weaned myself off of it, and now feel relatively cool about only weighing once a month or so.  But while I am loving the physical benefits of feeling better and sleeping better, etc. I really do need to lose some weight and, as with giving up bread (what will you eat for lunch?!) we have been conditioned for many years to see that scale as failure or success.  30 days is not going to re-program that little nugget out of our brains.  Good for you with letting it go, I'm hoping that I, too, can break the chain!
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    seagrey reacted to Res0718 in Whole45ers from January 5th Start   
    Thanks amieK for reminding me not to focus too much on the scale.  Honestly I was focusing a lot on my dssapointment about not loosing much weight and it was overriding all the other positive things I accomplished ont he Whole30.  I have weighed myself everyday for years and it can certainly influence how I feel that particular day.  It was increadibly freeing to not be so tied to the scale for the last month or counting  everything I ate.  I think those things can cause you to hyper focus on food and successes and failures, rather than seeing the bigger picture.  
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    seagrey reacted to Jenn1270 in Whole45ers from January 5th Start   
    I'd like to echo Kboom's sentiments on the scale issue--all of our goals are being worked on, and getting on the scale has forever been a measurement of success for some of us. For me, since my pants aren't fitting better, yet, I used it yesterday to see what progress i have made, because for the past 18 months I haven't lost weight in any of the previous attempts. During this Whole30, I knew that I was making progress, because my stomach shape is different, and my face is much slimmer and less inflamed. And since my scale is programmed to know which user in the house is which, and that it didn't recognize me yesterday, i wanted to see if it would fix itself today-- that's really the only reason for today's weigh in. There are some of us who are just into data, also. I collect data on my habits, just as I do when i write down what i eat to see if there are different affects on my body because of what i ate--
     
    I also know that my scale's body fat measurement is dead on (it's been side-by-side compared to a hydrostatic body fat under water tank), and to me that's a VERY important figure to know and understand...when we start burning fat during the Whole30 (and beyond) this number should be moving for me...this is a measurement I will continue to want to see. 
     
    Everyone's different on a lot of things, tastes, reasons, goals, and even issues
     
    Happy almost friday everyone, and for me payday friday!!! 
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    seagrey reacted to cookin'mama in Starting January 5th! Who wants to start with me? :)   
    shannonmommy, thanks for the creamer tip.  I will have to check that out.
     
    Jenn1270, I am sorry for your loss.  Even if it was time for the friendship to end, it is a loss.  Congrats on not reaching for comfort food.  I do think that not having the urge to reach for food, as opposed to having to fight the urge is a huge step. 
     
    Super Bowl went really well.  What a great game!  I did not mind drinking sparkling water throughout the game, but I must admit that I missed having a celebratory glass of champagne.
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    seagrey reacted to MadscienceM in Starting January 5th! Who wants to start with me? :)   
    @Jenn1970 Sorry to hear about the friendship, but glad that you were able to true to yourself..and way to go on not emotionally eating..
     
    A huge part of my whole 30(s) (OMG I can almost put an s on it!) has been looking at everything I put into my body... not just food, but all the 'ingredients' of my life. And I identified some things that I knew I needed to change for the better and on this whole 30 journey, I made it a part of it... and I have struggled, but am doing better.... And I am so much happier and healthier this way. I really credit the whole 30 for helping this 30 something year old dog learn a new trick or two about life and being okay with who I am.... 
     
    I am excited to say that my BFF of 25 plus years decided to take the plunge into the Whole 30 yesterday... I don't know if she has gotten onto the boards yet, but she is so excited... I am going over to her place this Sunday to share some recipes and make some mayo... I am so excited for her and she is very excited and totally committed to feeling better and being healthier!!!! 
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    seagrey reacted to ladyshanny in Starting January 5th! Who wants to start with me? :)   
    Aw, I'm so sorry to hear that!  Congratulations on staying true to yourself, both in your food consumption and in your life.
     
    As far as the hurtful words, try not to rehash them too much...and remember that the things that we are most critical of in other people are the same things that we are least secure with/happy with about ourselves.  So whatever she may have said....may have nothing to do with you.
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    seagrey reacted to Jenn1270 in Starting January 5th! Who wants to start with me? :)   
    I had a VERY difficult weekend. I was compliant, no problem there; but I ended a 11 year friendship this weekend, and I'm just very sad. In the grand scheme of things, it's going to be a very healthy outcome for me, I just need some time to grieve and come to terms with the very hurtful words my friend had to say about me. I have looked in the mirror and identified the problems that are mine, and take responsibility for them, but I cannot make her look in the mirror and do the same, therefore it is beyond time to move on and let life open a new window for me. One thing I realized yesterday afternoon, is that I didn't even feel like emotional munching on something- which is usually my GO to thing when I'm sad or upset....could this perhaps be an amazing sign that I'm tacking one of my biggest beasts/demons? I hope so!! 
     
    I sure hope everyone's doing well...i wonder how many of us are still here from the original group. I'm going to start a Whole45 thread for anyone who wants to jump on board starting on Wednesday...I'll post a link closer to the time
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    seagrey reacted to SusanB. in Starting January 5th! Who wants to start with me? :)   
    Day 29 here as well.
     
    Getting ready for some dairy (a previous 30 + reintroduction told me that I'm OK with dairy). Also getting ready to gear up for another 30 later in the month.
     
    What did I learn this go-round? That I have to be more conscious of my PCOS. And I need to keep my FWB out of the house - I can not handle them.
     
    So next time: no nuts, no almond butter, no flaked coconut. Watch the Omega-6's. Make an effort to eat veggies that are lower-carb/lower glycemic index. I'm taking a few weeks in between, to sort things out, but will be as compliant as possible as many days as possible in there.
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    seagrey reacted to shannonmommy in Starting January 5th! Who wants to start with me? :)   
    Good Morning! Can you believe it is day 29!!
    I feel better than ever! I think I will continue with the plan for awhile longer.
    I have been complaining about coconut milk in my coffee but I am getting used to it.
    I made a coffee creamer from "Against All Grain" I didn't add the honey or maple syrup but I actually liked it.
    It is just homemade almond milk and coconut milk and a vanilla bean.
    It was a little pricey because vanilla beans are $. I may look for some compliant vanilla powder to use next time.
    Just thought the coffee lovers out there might like to try this. Have a great day and good luck to everyone!!
    Shannonmommy