C_Cezeaux

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    C_Cezeaux reacted to LPA in Re-starting tomorrow 1/4/2020.   
    Hi! This is my second round. I did one successful round in September. I started my second round on January 1st, 2020, but have had two incidents of not reading the label and assuming! First there was brown rice syrup in my usual vegan mayo, and then there was stevia in CoYo coconut yogurt that I had assumed was unsweetened. So here I am again, starting over tomorrow. I have gained 30 pounds and a lot of inflammation over the last 12 months because of awakening and feeding the sugar dragon. But the consequences are huge, and I am making a firm decision to quit. We just moved, and then had 13 family members with us over the holidays before we ever had a chance to unpack, so it’s a crazy time. But I don’t want to postpone any longer! So, here’s to tomorrow morning!
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    C_Cezeaux got a reaction from CrazyCow in Jan 1 is Lucky #13!   
    I actually don't know which number this is for me, I did my first in 2015. Some have been very successful, some NOT. 
    Oh man, your two things challenged by hit me spot on.  Even though I know I can't eat like so many other people can and feel well, my inner child is still whining about not getting what someone else does.
    I have a marvelous husband who is a self trained chef - he is great about helping me modify and recreate recipes, but still... I struggle with sugar, for me it's all or nothing.
    I like the idea of explo6the facets of Whole9 - I need to do some work there myself.  Healthy movement, stress management, and Socialization will be my biggest challenges. :D
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to Ann in Fifth timer, starting Jan 1!   
    Hi Becky, Lynn and C-Cezeaux!  Looks like we have quite a few W30 veterans here!   Yay!   I read through my old logs for prior rounds, and am remembering how great the support is on this forum.  And also remembering lots of recipes and habits, and am pretty psyched up to get going again!  
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    C_Cezeaux got a reaction from BeckyB in Fifth timer, starting Jan 1!   
    Hi! I'm also a repeat, my last W30 didn't go so well, the group I was in turned out to be focused on fast weight loss instead of healing and I ended up dropping out. I've had some successful runs, though and I know I need to reset my system again.
    My focus will be on once again slaying the sugar dragon, better sleep, less shedding and sneezing, and the return to my optimistic, more energetic self I know is still in here.  I also want to lose weight, but the NSV are the main priorities for me at the moment.
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to ladyshanny in PSA: Don't Get Lost!   
    Public Service Announcement: 
    The group threads in this section of the forum can be extremely fast moving and as such, the volunteer moderators have a hard time keeping up with reading the hundreds of posts that go whizzing by.
    That said, if you are struggling or something doesn't seem right or you need some specific help, please create a new post in the Troubleshooting Your Whole30 portion of the forum. Make the title of your post as specific as possible to assist in getting a response sooner. For example, titling your post "Can't Break the 3pm Slump!" rather than just "Someone Please Help!" makes it quicker for the moderators to understand and assist you. 
    The moderators try to get to everything and we appreciate your patience but members following this outline is one of the ways that you can help us to help you!
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    C_Cezeaux got a reaction from Starlight89 in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Well, my count on the meds was wrong   still have 3 more days of antibiotics, but I'm starting food program today anyway.  Looking forward to feeling better. Happy Day 1!
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to trafficjamdreaming in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hello Everyone! 
    Starting my 4th Round of the Whole30 Challenge today in preparation for my wedding in September and looking for an accountability group. I've been doing Whole30 challenges for over five years now and I love the energy and confidence it brings me. I tried restarting last month and let work stress get in the way of a successful challenge (I got a week and a half into it) but this time around I'd like to finish the challenge with no slips. 
    I've recently noticed irregular sleep patterns and high anxiety levels returning so I decided it was time to be serious about my whole30 challenge. I've been following a paleo lifestyle while I'm off the challenge but have slipped in some occasional cheese and bread these last couple of weeks. I've noticed that I turn to processed foods when I'm overly stressed. 
    I recently read Food Freedom Forever by Melissa Hartwig and loved it. I used to beat myself up when I reverted back to bad eating habits. Now, I'm able to look for signals that I'm going off course and gently nudge myself back to a healthier lifestyle. 
    Looking forward to getting to know all of you over the next 30 days! Have a great first day! 
     
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to AdamzW30 in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hello Everyone! I will be joining everyone for the July Whole 30. I've done it once before. Loved everything about it. I have a sugar problem and need a reset. I'm a runner too. I remember having a sustained energy issue while on the whole30, but I upped my sweet potatoes/potatoes intake and that really helped! I'll stay connected 
    Below is a link to the Whole 30 Calendar in case anyone wants to print it off to mark the days off! Cheers to everyone on this journey!
    Adam
    https://www.google.com/search?q=whole+30+calendar&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS809US809&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjkh8SXqZPjAhWWWM0KHbIADNUQ_AUIECgB&biw=1280&bih=666#imgrc=hd6UekPRoS7yWM:
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to Marimadrid in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    I would love to join you! I am around 150 pounds and hate it...also 5’1”. I did whole 30 once before and loved it. Then there was a death in my family and I went right to wine, sugar and carbs. I need to jump start healthy eating again!
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to SassySal in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hi, I'm restarting tomorrow as I realised the vinegar I was using wasn't compliant. This is round 4 for me. I want to get off anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication and lose tonnes of weight. Glad to be here!
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to Roussa57 in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hi,
    love to join you! I did a whole30 in 2014 and loved it. I am looking forward to do it again and stay on a lowcarb food pattern. My biggest problem with leaving carbs out is charley horse cramps. But I think I am solving that problem since I found out that I have a shortage of some minerals. 
    I am 62 yrs old and love cooking. My husband supports me. Since I have a three week period with lots of work starting july 22nd he will have to cook all the meals. Looking forward to a healthier life , loosing weight and sleep a little better. Nice to have a support group!
     
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to SweatyBetty in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    Hi everyone!  Sorry about the delay in writing back - caught a cold last weekend so it's knocked me on my butt.  
    I'm so happy to have many great people who want to support each other in July!  
    I'm off work tomorrow so I will be making my fridge and condo Whole30 ready!  
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    C_Cezeaux got a reaction from SweatyBetty in Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?   
    I had started on June 10th, but got knocked out of the program this week by an ugly bug and resulting treatment. If I've counted right, should be done with meds around the 1st, would love to join in and try to regain the forward momentum I had going.
    I've done W30 a few times before, know the positive results it can bring about and am badly in need of them. 
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to BeginnersMind in Anyone for a group start in the next week? Repeat offender headed for Rehab. ;)   
    That is so frustrating, particularly when you feel like you had some good momentum going - I remember attempting the W30 a few months back and was foiled but a different event, and felt pretty bummed....and eventually got around to thinking that I at least built up my W30 muscle (like with any practice) and got through (arguably) the toughest days of the W30, which is often the first half...
    So holding the dialectical approach - it sucks...AND you just spent a solid 16-17 days giving a the great gift of nourishment and care to your body!
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to BeginnersMind in Anyone for a group start in the next week? Repeat offender headed for Rehab. ;)   
    @C_Cezeaux Glad to know I'm not the only one!!! This makes meal prep crucial.....lesson learned.....
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    C_Cezeaux got a reaction from BeginnersMind in Anyone for a group start in the next week? Repeat offender headed for Rehab. ;)   
    I missed my post last night - gotta get better at that. But I am faithfully recording in my companion book. I do have a NSV to report for the first week. The eczema that shows up when I am not eating right has disappeared.  
    I am actually feeling pretty accomplished this evening. Been a crazy couple days at work, my husband is down with heat exhaustion, frustrated over not getting things done - but I am sitting in my recliner after dinner, NOT SNACKING. I actually went and looked in the cabinet, told myself I was NOT hungry and came to check posts for distraction.  That is a big step back on the right path for me.
    I am doing this! 
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to Katie B in Starting June 10th - 30 days til my brothers wedding   
    Hi everyone! Today is day 10! I’ve been feeling great until today! Today, I hit a wall! I’ve had weird crazy nightmares last night and the night before. I moved in my sleep, waving my hands and calling out in my sleep, disturbing my husband and my sleep. Nightmares aren’t new to me. These seemed more disturbing than others. I awoke with no energy and felt tired. I’ve been doing physical therapy to strengthen myself, improve my balance and walking with my four prong cane and independently. Always with a therapist holding me by a gait belt. I do exercises such as sit to stand, resistance walking, balance, stepping over tiny cups etc. I usually walk with a relator walker. I usually start out by walking up the stairs with one of therapists holding me with the gait belt and using my cane to assist my weak left knee.
        I had to kick myself in the Butt to get myself to go to therapy. I did go and made it through! I did manage to make big salad with baby spinach, baby greens, cherry tomatoes, canned salmon mixed with mayo, some left over cooked carrots, bell pepper and fresh strawberries with homemade Dijon mustard vinegarette for a late lunch. Then made hamburgers ( no bun for me) and reheated chicken tomato vegetable soup for our family dinner. Relaxing now, watching some tv while I do this.i hadn’t checked in since last week. So here I am. I actually found several compliant commercial mayonnaise and yesterday found 2 salad dressings with no sugar or artificial sweeteners, made with canola oil. I bought them so I’d could take it with me to use in restaurants. I’ll take pictures or send the names along with the ingredients so you can see for yourselves. I found them at our local HEB grocery store here in San Antonio, Tx. I sure hope I feel better tomorrow! I have PT again on Friday.
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to Rojobro in Anyone for a group start in the next week? Repeat offender headed for Rehab. ;)   
    R1D8  One week completed.  Since day 2, I'm not hungry.  I thought I had a sugar dragon,  but it's only reared it's ugly head when I was packing candy bars in my husband's lunch box.  Mindlessly, I almost opened one.  Day 4 I dreamed I ate a brownie,  so maybe the sugar dragon is messing with my subconscious.  My "chicken skin" on my upper arms and the rash on my stomach are gone.   I can breathe better through my nose and taste my food without taking my daily allergy medication.   I have more energy,  but yesterday my body told me it needed a nap,  so I listened.  I'm cooking up a storm and doing a lot of dishes,  so other areas of my life are getting less attention.  How was your first week?  Any NSVs?
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    C_Cezeaux got a reaction from BeginnersMind in Starting June 10th - 30 days til my brothers wedding   
    I'm guessing the same people who can actually eat a 1/4 c serving of grain free granola and be happy with it? ;D
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    C_Cezeaux reacted to BeginnersMind in Starting June 10th - 30 days til my brothers wedding   
    Haha. This is the exact reason why I have been slipping on my health journey! It's those darn nuts and nut butters - I mean, honestly, who can actually just eat one spoonful of almond butter????? 
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    C_Cezeaux got a reaction from Keen On Clean Fuel in Anyone for a group start in the next week? Repeat offender headed for Rehab. ;)   
    End of week 1! That's the hardest part of the timeline for me. Not that the rest is super easy, but nothing like the groggy fatigue of week one. 
    Going to have to heavily rely on pre-prepped veg from the local grocery store - thank goodness they have a good produce dept. The dairy free coleslaw was quick, easy, and tasty, so it goes in my lunch again this week. I can alternate shrimp and eggs to make it more of a salad, have avocados at the ready. Boom. Lunches planned.
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    C_Cezeaux got a reaction from Keen On Clean Fuel in Anyone for a group start in the next week? Repeat offender headed for Rehab. ;)   
    End of week 1! That's the hardest part of the timeline for me. Not that the rest is super easy, but nothing like the groggy fatigue of week one. 
    Going to have to heavily rely on pre-prepped veg from the local grocery store - thank goodness they have a good produce dept. The dairy free coleslaw was quick, easy, and tasty, so it goes in my lunch again this week. I can alternate shrimp and eggs to make it more of a salad, have avocados at the ready. Boom. Lunches planned.
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    C_Cezeaux got a reaction from BeginnersMind in Anyone for a group start in the next week? Repeat offender headed for Rehab. ;)   
    Spend a good amount of time looking at yourself in a full length mirror. Be honest, but do not allow yourself to speak negatively of what you see there. Accept what is and if you don't like it, plan what you will do to change what is changeable. (Sorry, some things are just marks of life experience). It's a good body, it's carried you this far.  Encourage yourself like you would a daughter or a friend.
     
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    C_Cezeaux got a reaction from BeginnersMind in Starting June 10th - 30 days til my brothers wedding   
    Good job on making it through the family outing, those can be tough!
    Mindless eating and the no brakes are ones I struggle with as well. Had been doing really well with it until I had surgery last fall, then picked up the habit of eating in my recliner again during recovery.  I do much better if I sit down at the table for regular meals.
    My no brakes foods have at least been healthy foods, but it didn't do me much good when I could munch through a bag of nuts instead of my handful.
    Looking forward to Week 2!
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    C_Cezeaux got a reaction from Keen On Clean Fuel in Anyone for a group start in the next week? Repeat offender headed for Rehab. ;)   
    End of week 1! That's the hardest part of the timeline for me. Not that the rest is super easy, but nothing like the groggy fatigue of week one. 
    Going to have to heavily rely on pre-prepped veg from the local grocery store - thank goodness they have a good produce dept. The dairy free coleslaw was quick, easy, and tasty, so it goes in my lunch again this week. I can alternate shrimp and eggs to make it more of a salad, have avocados at the ready. Boom. Lunches planned.