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  1. anyone starting Sept 11???

    Day three for me and still so ready for bed by9. I can't wait for tiger blood since it has been awhile since I felt that well. Tried to put on a pair of slacks this am, and it was so depressing. I am 15 lbs above where I feel good and now can't wear some of my skinnier clothes....oh crud. I prepare/dress some kale and keep compliant chicken salad on hand....a fallback breakfast when I am sick of hardboil d eggs and homemade mayo. had lunch out today w a fri me who gladly went to the shish kabob spot....was really hungry late on by found some leftover coleslaw in the fridge...whew. Nomnompaleo chick wings for dinner....doing great so far but now, well, off to bed. Tiger blood, hurry up! (I know, ten more days at least) hang in there fellow campers. Let's get each other thru.
  2. Starting on Labor Day

    Ok, so I am not a newbie....logged in via Facebook since I couldn't get my password to work....maybe just has been too long since the last time. The wine thing is also really HUGE for me. When I can address that, I do so much better overall. It really is a gateway item for me. i wanted to let you know I have jumped to another group starting on the 11th. I was too relaxed in my start up this past week....and made a couple of rookie I am starting over. good luck everyone!,, I will check in with you later
  3. Starting September 11th

    Hey, June,....come join the thread started by Margot. We have a few folks together there starting tomorrow!!!
  4. anyone starting Sept 11???

    I am with you all. I tried starting last week, thinking Incould do a "relaxed" know, just a little bit of goat cheese in the salad....etc. DOES NOT WORK FOR ME, at least not until I have finished 30 or longer...I am at the top of my weight range and feel tired a lot of the time. I want to lose the pounds, but mostly want to just FEEL BETTER....those famous NSVs! My husband likes to eat cleanly also, but he has enormous discipline, he won't protest when I work the program, although I will make some slight changes for his adding cheese at the end...but not on mine. My biggest challenges are the hour or so when I get home from work. Hubs pours wine (I do kombucha on my 30) but I am also inclined to snack on nuts then....which is another thing that did me in last week....cashews from Costco are roasted in peanut oil...non compliant!! so, need to go buy ghee and a crap ton of veggies to make this work. LAdy49er, your post really touched my heart. How great that you are in it for your daughter and giving her a shot at a better relationship with her body and well being. BRAVO to both of her. Tell her I think she ROCKS!!! let.s go, Margot, Sytera and Lady....this will be a GREAT chance to learn and be strong.
  5. Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Here I am....back in my old form....recognize the meditating bear???
  6. Starting on Labor Day

    OK, team....I've found my old identity....phew, feels better.
  7. Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Ok, that worked. Now I can go back to saying how glad I am to find you all here coming home for Christmas. I am in for Jan +++ w30 but need to get my butt in gear about it, which takes more effort than it used to BECAUSE IT IS BIGGER THAN IT USED TO BE Well, Merry Christmas everyone See you after and may 2017 bring many delights to us all.
  8. Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Oh arrgh!! I wrote a long first new reply and it doesnt seem to have posted. Will keep this one short as a trial.
  9. Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Well, folks, I dunno what happened, but I had one heck of a time logging in there for awhile. At least I could read your posts and SMILE at the stories, sliding pie crusts, rebellious bread dough, bathtub negotiations, and Crimsann's incredible capacity to be around cupcakes while doing a whole 30!! You are fantastic...all of you! I am back from joy trip, all 48 hours of it, to NYC with the hubs. We had a great time, once we got through the flying stuff, which sends him to the literal edge...but we had what was almost a second honeymoon, minus the sex ( we are old) and it was very sweet. I can feel myself getting thick in the middle and a little too loose with the ISH part of whole 30-ish, so I am going to start up July 1...need the next few days to get my mind around it again. I will probably ignore the soy sauce in a few dressings in the fridge that need to be used up...but otherwise, full steam ahead. Help me out, partners, becauseI have sinned while in the comedown may be Hard!! Susan, I get the hubby who never throws things away...and unfortunately, it is about to get worse at our house. While in NYC, we went to an antique book store where they were selling old covers of the New Yorker. My beloved says:" oh my, and I have been giving those away!! I think I will start keeping them ". Time for an addition on the house for the magazine wing. We alread have the old tax returns room, and the files from committees twenty years ago library. I don't use my Instapot much in the summer except for Bone broth and thinking more abut how to make salads and cold proteins easier.
  10. Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    I am also in, Susan and Crimsann. Starting a day late (today), and will do a modified version between June 24 and 27
  11. Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Nancy, so glad to see you back on the screen. I know you have been a comfort to your family, snorting and all. I believe laughter is so important at times like these. Glad you were able to give them that gift, a sell as the many gifts that come from just being YOU. Crimsann, thanks so much for sharing the meal plan....very great ideas. So, each week you plan 2 meals and make enough of it to cover all 14 meals ( minus meal 1)? That is surly one way to simplify....don't you get bored with rotating two things out for all those meals??? I've given up looking for a great 30 days ahead when some event won't interfere with a whole 30, so I am just going to do my best to be compliant all the time, except for the really special occasions ahead, and then not go crazy...then maybe I can do a very strict 60or more starting in August after I return from vacation. There is plenty I can do to make myself feel and be better...and no reason not to ramp that up right now. Otherwise, all is well here. Keep taking good care everyone.
  12. Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    GLOP. Went to a garden party (WAY too fancy for me) today and ate bad stuff. FEEL LIKE GLOP. Going to bed. Tomorrow is another day. Sigh. Let's hope this is a good week. Supposed to have a taste of summer here this week....a few days of that and I will start complaining about the heat OK, I am actually better than that sounded....just a bit irritated w myself for sliding off the rails.
  13. Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Hi, everyone. Nancy, sorry for your loss. I LOVE my SILs...just don't see them enough. Kudos to them for living with my love able but rotten big brothers whose favorite trick in childhood was to tie me up in the garage and leave me there until Mom and Dad wondered where I was. No wonder my favorite thing to do was to go hide in a neighbors dog house, with their German shepherd who lived there, or to climb the tree behind our shed and get up on the roof, out of sight. My poor hubby, he is living with result of these coping mechanisms.... My fish...yes, 60 pounds, just for the two of us. My freezer is now so full it is a death defying act to open the door. The Fish is caught in Alaska, in season, flash Frozen and shipped by a one man outfit called Salmon and Sable. I bought 60 pounds to avoid the shipping charges, but, then again, I basically had to surrender my puny freezer space until we eat our way back into it. The fish is the best I have ever had, but it comes in season, so now I have enough halibut and sablefish to get me through to next Spring. If you are interested, check out the Salmon and Sable website...but, warnin, it is EXPENSIVE....just worth it for me to be compliant and not eat so much red meat along the way. I have an order for salmon for the fall...not in season now. Anyway, since I spent so much on the fish, I have my Julia CHild The Way To Cook here on the coffee table and am reading about how to,properly treat frozen fish....hmmm...I might have to quit my job.... I've fallen by the wayside twice this week, stopping by our health food store and the juice bar to get a green smoothie...then today, a sandwich (WHAT.???) will restart my whole 30-ish on Sunday as tomorrow I am meeting up with a friend from out of town at a local French bakery-her choice...cmon people....I cannot be asked to do that, can I? So I may be facing joining you all in June, for real. Or maybe waiting to jump in with Nancy in July because hubs and I are going to NYC at the end of June and I just won't feel like being compliant for a weekend in the Big Apple. In the meantime, I am going to try to I've toward compliance...getting way from those smoothies, the cappuccinos, sandwiches, etc....I feel so much better when I do!! Crimsann, any chanc you can share your meal plans? Cheers everyone!! UNiversity graduation here, so the town is a zoo!!!
  14. Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Bpaitsel, Looks like we posted At the same time, so I didn't see your post until now. Wow, two deaths in your family, I am so sorry. YOU ARE ALSO FREAKING FEARLESS to have come out on the other side of THAT as level headed as you sound....and now selling your hous? YOWZAH! so very wise of you to keep taking good care of yourself. We know we do better in times of stress and loss when we are rested and hormonally even from making good food choices.... Life is just better in or near the whole 30, especially because it includes our crew!!
  15. Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Crimsann, thanks. Your logical way of approaching this is really helpful. By keeping the outcomes we want in mind, then we apply the rules (or bend them) to get us there. I like your self imposed rule of "ok if it is planned ahead of time"....and some of your other structures. For sure, when I adopt an "I will just improvise" approach to adapting the plan it is far too easy for improvising to become a full time way or acting. Lindy, I find I have a strange time with eggs sometimes....usually just phlegm in the throat (apologies for the TMI), but it does seem to happen more frequently, although not consistently, after, hmmmm.of course, beef is kinda hard to digest too...but I just plain need it sometimes. How do you know when you are acidic? I hate sting are so freakin fearless!! M