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    River30 reacted to Bratqueen in What sayings help to keep you on track?   
    I saw this on jmcbn's signature, and immediately wrote it on a sticky and slapped it on my work monitor, it really resonated with me.
    "The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit excuse you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it." - Jordan Belfort
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    River30 reacted to Seafarer in What sayings help to keep you on track?   
    Well, this one scared me....
    “Someone once told me the definition of Hell: The last day you have on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.”
    – Anonymous
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    River30 got a reaction from alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    @alexd8 I'm with you there with the food guilt .. and then feeling guilty about feeling guilty!!! However, Melissa has a GREAT video out there on YouTube I watched the other day on reintroduction. The whole point -- the W30 shouldn't create fear or guilt -- just recognition and awareness about what different foods do to our bodies, how we react emotionally and physically. There's no reason to feel bad about having bread if your body tolerates it, for example. I have to remind myself that there's no guilt, there's just choices! And everyone's choices will be different.
    Interestingly, I never feel guilt about a glass of wine, or any alcohol really -- I've never had a problem with drinking so it's not a "weakness" of mine, doesn't make me feel "out of control". But I do feel guilt about things like bread and butter, ice cream, certain desserts, cheese!... why? Because at times, I feel "out of control", like I'm consuming just out of habit, or impulse, or addiction... so it's a struggle! After this W30 I feel much more in control of these impulses, and so far am also more aware of the particular foods (like dairy) that also make me feel physically ill. Even so -- if I was to decide I wanted to have cows milk ice cream at a cookout on the Fourth of July, I would try to fully enjoy it in the moment and then move on. 
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    River30 reacted to alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Thanks for everyones feedback. I'm working on the whole balance thing every day
    Today my roommate made me a bowl of her mom's signature sweet potato soup and my stomach was not happy about it. I felt so so sooooo sick after and found out there's condensed milk as one of the ingredients. Definitely will be staying away after from now on. The soup was still delicious, but the feeling after was like I wanted to throw it all up. Sad, but I am not a fan of dairy to begin with.
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    River30 got a reaction from alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    @alexd8 I'm with you there with the food guilt .. and then feeling guilty about feeling guilty!!! However, Melissa has a GREAT video out there on YouTube I watched the other day on reintroduction. The whole point -- the W30 shouldn't create fear or guilt -- just recognition and awareness about what different foods do to our bodies, how we react emotionally and physically. There's no reason to feel bad about having bread if your body tolerates it, for example. I have to remind myself that there's no guilt, there's just choices! And everyone's choices will be different.
    Interestingly, I never feel guilt about a glass of wine, or any alcohol really -- I've never had a problem with drinking so it's not a "weakness" of mine, doesn't make me feel "out of control". But I do feel guilt about things like bread and butter, ice cream, certain desserts, cheese!... why? Because at times, I feel "out of control", like I'm consuming just out of habit, or impulse, or addiction... so it's a struggle! After this W30 I feel much more in control of these impulses, and so far am also more aware of the particular foods (like dairy) that also make me feel physically ill. Even so -- if I was to decide I wanted to have cows milk ice cream at a cookout on the Fourth of July, I would try to fully enjoy it in the moment and then move on. 
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    River30 reacted to GoMommaGo in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Reintroduction has been.....haphazard?  Did a proper reintroduction of dairy and wheat. I don't think there were ill effects - I experienced a bit of tendinitis in my elbows on Saturday, but that has often been the case after a swim class, even towards the end of the whole30 - probably due to imperfect form more than anything else.  
    Today found ourselves at Easter Brunch today (as planned), and just kind of winged it.  Lots of dairy and bread, a small amount of sugar.  I figured, since we had no ill effects on our reintro days, what the heck!  And...it is 7 hours later, and no one is experiencing anything.
    Now we'll go back to proper whole30 for two more days, then introduce non-gluten grains on Wednesday to get back on track.
    So far, so good!
     
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    River30 reacted to alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Thanks @MeadowLily! I'm working on it one day at a time. Just trying not to feel upset after eating something non-compliant. Figuring out this balance thing. 
     
    Introduced gluten today! Had a piece of bread with Easter breakfast and right after = bloat. Good to know. 
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    River30 reacted to MeadowLily in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    After an elimination protocol, I think it's  normal to go through an adjustment period before you get your sea legs back. Just monitor your responses....all or nothing. If it starts leaning in that direction, take a few steps back and reassess.   
    As a recovering food addict, all or nothing can lead to more cycles of off and on, more all or nothing. It doesn't sound like that was your former way of eating.  I think you'll  get this all figured out soon and find your balance.
    I believe a Whole 30 of 30 days is just right.  When one continues with giant month hunks of time - those lines can become more blurry when it's time for reintroduction.
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    River30 reacted to alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    I'm not sure if anyone else is feeling this way, but I wanted to share. Since starting the re-introduction period I've been nervous, scared, & constantly wondering if introducing these items back into my diet is going to ruin the results of the past 30 days. I felt great, was leaner, have more energy and I don't want that to change. I know it's normal to have other foods once in a while, but I'm starting to feel like my mind is making me feel awful for having maybe a scoop of dairy-free ice cream or a piece of chocolate. Does anyone have any advice on how to combat this feeling? Is it normal to feel this way? I don't want to lose the results I have I want to keep going in the direction the Whole30 put me in.
    Other news: I was fine without cheese or yogurt before the diet so I don't see a need in re-introducing it. I love ice cream though, but I decided I'll have the dairy-free whenever possible and if I'm out in the summer and I want some then I won't limit myself, but I will try not to indulge if I don't want/need it. 
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    River30 got a reaction from alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Day two with family down, and stayed on plan except for a glass of wine tonight. More wine tomorrow as well. No ill effects so far.  
    I have noticed my allergies have returned  very slightly (I sneezed once or twice today, and at one point itched my eyes)... I attribute this to the bit of off plan food and drink -- but I'm also out in the burbs where there's much more pollen, so hard to tell. 
    Easter tomorrow! Have a great day everyone!
     
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    River30 got a reaction from alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    @MtnGoat this is probably not the real, scientific answer -- but when people ever ask me things like that (grains v seeds, etc) I say something along the lines of -- if it has to be cooked or processed in order to be edible, or to remove some dangerous compounds, then we remove it. So, we couldn't physically eat beans raw (uncooked / soaked), or wheat raw, but we could eat a potato raw, or meat / fish raw, or sunflower seeds raw. I think this goes back to evolutionary health bc our ancestors ate and survived on what they didn't necessarily have to cook. 
    Certain grains like corn are also never even properly processed / digested by our bodies! You will recognize this visually if you ever give a diaper-wearing toddler corn (TMI?), yet seeds are digested and used by our body. 
    I think I'm at least 50% accurate here, though some helpful mod might shoot me down!
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    River30 got a reaction from alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    @alexd8 yes! Based on my reintroduction so far, I'm also planning to stay off dairy now. The bloating, stomach pain and General discomfort were crazy! So not worth it. 
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    River30 reacted to KYputerlady in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    I did dairy yesterday and noticed immediately that my stomach bloated and I had gas. Had a headache this morning. I will definitely be doing dairy on a limited basis. Hope everyone has a great Easter and Passover. 
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    River30 reacted to jmcbn in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Legumes are actually a type of seed, but they are high in toxic anti-nutrients such as lectin & phytic acid the latter of which can prevent the body from absorbing nutrients from other foods, as well as impacting the enzymes produced by the gut to digest proteins & starches. Soaking them overnight can reduce the phytic acid content quite substantially, but they're excluded here since they're known to be hard on the digestive system too. Nuts/seeds can be high in anti-nutrients too (again soaking & dehydrating/roasting helps with this), but think of the dosage compared to legumes - you wouldn't sit down to a bowl full of nuts 3-4 times a week but you might with legumes...
    Here's the Whole30 Legume Manifesto.
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    River30 reacted to MtnGoat in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Well the wine reintro seems to have gone ok, but I was pretty cautious, diluting it with soda. I thought it best to finish the bottle (!) so am continuing today with wine and will assess the next 2 days . 
    Legumes next as I like lentils, hummus (chick peas) and used to like red kidney beans in chilli con carne. I'd noticed before that peanuts give me indigestion so will be careful with them. 
    I was out on a boat trip with friends over the weekend so wasn't able to eat totally W30 compliant (bacon, black pudding, some cake - oops!)  I was extolling the benefits of W30 and got asked to explain how seeds & legumes differ and why one is good, one bad... Gonna have to do some research unless a friendly moderator is listening in...
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    River30 got a reaction from alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    So interesting -- from what I can tell, it looks like I now have HORRIBLE response to dairy! Crazy, since that wasn't my experience during my first re-intro at all. 
    So today, I am 100% back on W30 to try to get back to normal. Even cut the butter. 
    This weekend with family for Easter will be difficult. I'm planning to re-intro wine on Sunday but will avoid dairy and other off-plan things as much as possible (as in, I'm not going to ask my mother in law to remove all butter from her dishes, but will avoid a side dish if it's baked in cream). There is a cheesecake though that I only have once a year on Easter that will be a little sad to turn down!
     
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    River30 reacted to alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    5 minutes later.....I had no problem not having dairy for 30 days I don't think I need to go back. 
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    River30 reacted to alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Just ate some cheese....stomach is starting to hurt/feel queasy. Going to eat some pistachio ice cream later and see how I feel to determine if the dairy is causing the uneasiness in my tummy. Also about to watch the "dairy is scary" on YouTube suggested by @MtnGoat! I didn't drink milk before the program so I won't be introducing that, just seeing how the cheese/ice cream affect me.
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    River30 reacted to andorya in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Reading all your posts about reintroduction almost makes me want to wait on wine today!  I won't though, I think I need to keep suar out until the end of reintro. I thought I was good with dairy, but the next day the skin surrounding my mouth turned red and started peeling. Clearing up today. I am not certain it was the dairy as I have never had issues before. I think I will try reintroducing again later, and see how I react. I did watch the dairy is scary video after reading your post MtnGoat.... but cheese!!  Seriously though, I will avoid dairy completely if I get another skin reaction. 
    I forgot to post weight loss (9.5 pounds), and I lost 2 1/2 inches on my waist. More energy has been my biggest NSV. Happy Friday everyone!
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    River30 reacted to alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Tuesday was my Day 31 and I lost 9.3 pounds! Started at 132.8 and weighed in at 123.5. Besides the weight my stomach is flatter and I lost inches off of my waist. So many NSV! 
    I reintroduced alcohol and candy on Tuesday and my breakouts are CRAZY! The alcoholic drink I had was also really sugary. Pimples popped up on my forehead, between my brows, cheek, and all over my chin. I knew beforehand that sugar caused me to breakout, but this re-confirmed it 100%. I was going to reintroduce dairy tomorrow (Friday), but I may wait until Saturday because the pimples are healing currently and I want to give it as much time before I see how cheese/milk affects my body. 
    I was a very big candy girl before the Whole30, but after eating some candy i noticed myself craving an apple so that was a victory in itself because I wanted natural sugars. I'll keep you all updated when I reintroduce dairy.
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    River30 got a reaction from alexd8 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    So interesting -- from what I can tell, it looks like I now have HORRIBLE response to dairy! Crazy, since that wasn't my experience during my first re-intro at all. 
    So today, I am 100% back on W30 to try to get back to normal. Even cut the butter. 
    This weekend with family for Easter will be difficult. I'm planning to re-intro wine on Sunday but will avoid dairy and other off-plan things as much as possible (as in, I'm not going to ask my mother in law to remove all butter from her dishes, but will avoid a side dish if it's baked in cream). There is a cheesecake though that I only have once a year on Easter that will be a little sad to turn down!
     
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    River30 reacted to GoMommaGo in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    The dairy reintroduction went well on Tuesday...no ill-effects that I could tell, even though I was exhausted from a lack of sleep.  It really was no problem to go back to W30  for the last two days...in fact it actually felt pretty normal.
    Stepping on the scale was certainly fun, though:  I'm down about 7 pounds and about 1 inch in the waist , 1 in the hips.  Lightest I've been since I completed a ridiculous 7 day hut-to-hut mountain bike trip in 2012.  Woo Hoo! Hubby lost a whopping 15 pounds, from 180 to 165.  Only about 10 pounds away from the "skinny fast boy" weight he was when we married.  He's thrilled!
    The NSV count, though, in a big way:  much more even energy levels throughout the day; no more sugar dragon; solid sleep (7-8 hours), arthritis in my toe is at a minimum, and I am actually getting FASTER in my workouts.  And...not sure if it is a NSV, but I spend much less time on social media than I used to - but that could just be because I spend that time prepping, shopping and cooking.  ;-)
    We both plan to keep up a whole30-ish way of life moving forward!  
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    River30 reacted to MtnGoat in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Well it's nice to be moving on into reintro with everone. 
    I lost a couple of kilos during my W30 and my clothes are a bit looser which is welcome. 
    So i started with dairy - packed in cream, butter, yoghurt and cheese in 1 day. A couple of reactions that sent me looking up dairy's effects on the menstrual cycle. So now, i may just forego the majority of dairy and just have a bit of cheese occasionally. In any case, if you watch 'dairy is scary' on youtube, why would you eat it?!
    I have also slept really badly for 2 nights. I don't know whether to attribute this to dairy or not. I think I'll have to trial this again later on to see if there is a relationship. 
    Tonight and tomorrow night i am moving onto wine. I wanted to have gin & tonic but the mix of sugary mixer and potentially a grain based spirit don't seem appropriate just yet. (shame) 
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    River30 reacted to asbren13 in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    I am both proud and disappointed with myself. I went slightly off-plan today. Why am I disappointed? Well I had a morning reception with our CEO and had half of a corn muffin. I didn't mean to mix the gluten/sugar combo but I did. Gut & digestion-wise I felt fine afterwards, but I did notice I felt slightly tired afterwards. However, after having some water I felt great. Then since I am part of the Fun Committee at my office, I ended up having half of very delicious chocolate cupcake. I am feeling pretty good right now. I am a bit lightheaded but I think thats from a lack of water and blowing up a bunch of balloons for our "party". 
    Now, how on earth could I be proud of myself for having the corn muffin & cupcake? Well because for once, I actually was able to just have 1/2 of the item. I used to be the person who was unable to save desserts for later because I inhaled them. I know I still have a sugar dragon, but through this Whole30 I have gained some strength and was able to fight it more than I have done in years. I honestly think that if it was before finishing the whole30, I would have had much more than I did. However, I showed a lot of self-restraint and didn't feel like it took too much out of me. Pre-Whole30, I would have probably struggled really hard with only eating half the muffin/cupcake and not trying any of the other snacks. This is huge and I am proud of myself. 
    Tomorrow will be back to whole30 and we'll see if there are any other effects I notice. 
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    River30 reacted to Carol in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Damn you, sugar dragons!  

    There's nothing wrong with keeping a dessert for later.  We recently had a pie-themed event (its kind of a family joke).    I was on plan when it occurred, so a few slices of sugary goodness came home with me and were frozen to be enjoyed later.   

    I'm actually looking forward to it.  The gathering was a nice time, and we'll have a chance to remember everyone's hospitality when we enjoy the pie later on.  Maybe after a May hike in the mountains