marthab

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    marthab got a reaction from mandab17 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    day 25 for me and I am over it. just like the book says. So I am trying to come up with ways to compensate. I had some walnuts with coconut and raisins with cashew milk and it seemed like that will tide me over.
    I am in it for the long haul so I need to expect crappy days I guess. I am also resisting the scale. 
    NSV!! no tums, no gas, clothes are looser, less money spent on eating out!! 
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    marthab got a reaction from mandab17 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    day 25 for me and I am over it. just like the book says. So I am trying to come up with ways to compensate. I had some walnuts with coconut and raisins with cashew milk and it seemed like that will tide me over.
    I am in it for the long haul so I need to expect crappy days I guess. I am also resisting the scale. 
    NSV!! no tums, no gas, clothes are looser, less money spent on eating out!! 
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    marthab got a reaction from mandab17 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    day 25 for me and I am over it. just like the book says. So I am trying to come up with ways to compensate. I had some walnuts with coconut and raisins with cashew milk and it seemed like that will tide me over.
    I am in it for the long haul so I need to expect crappy days I guess. I am also resisting the scale. 
    NSV!! no tums, no gas, clothes are looser, less money spent on eating out!! 
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    marthab got a reaction from mandab17 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    day 25 for me and I am over it. just like the book says. So I am trying to come up with ways to compensate. I had some walnuts with coconut and raisins with cashew milk and it seemed like that will tide me over.
    I am in it for the long haul so I need to expect crappy days I guess. I am also resisting the scale. 
    NSV!! no tums, no gas, clothes are looser, less money spent on eating out!! 
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    marthab got a reaction from missusmneill in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Day 19. Sleep. I slept 10 hours last night. I think this is an under valued thing!  I was feeling tired and flat all day yesterday and i thought i wasn't eating enough but it turns out i needed to sleep!
    Just thought i would mention that. 
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    marthab reacted to diamonds422 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Haha! I have been perplexed by most of the Whole30 "my experience" blogs and magazine articles I've read. Most of them don't really follow the rules of the program (lots of snacks, smoothies and SWYPO) and/or they admit to one or more cheat days. That is not doing the Whole30 and I'm not saying that to be holier than thou--it just isn't. Kinda funny. 
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    marthab got a reaction from TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    day 14. I am feeling ok. Last night we went to my grandson's birthdy aparty and I ate ahead of time to make sure I did not give in to pizza and cake. My daughter had a veggie platter so I made it through. phew. 
    The last couple of days have been tough, though. My mind keeps wanting non compliant food. But I am hanging in there for a couple more weeks. Almost there!
    A nor'easter is slated to drop about a foot of snow here in New York in the next couple of days, so we did our shopping last night after the party. I was very proud of us.
    My daughter and her husband are doing the Whole 30 too, which motivates me!  
    thanks for being here!

     
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    marthab got a reaction from TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    day 14. I am feeling ok. Last night we went to my grandson's birthdy aparty and I ate ahead of time to make sure I did not give in to pizza and cake. My daughter had a veggie platter so I made it through. phew. 
    The last couple of days have been tough, though. My mind keeps wanting non compliant food. But I am hanging in there for a couple more weeks. Almost there!
    A nor'easter is slated to drop about a foot of snow here in New York in the next couple of days, so we did our shopping last night after the party. I was very proud of us.
    My daughter and her husband are doing the Whole 30 too, which motivates me!  
    thanks for being here!

     
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    marthab got a reaction from TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    day 14. I am feeling ok. Last night we went to my grandson's birthdy aparty and I ate ahead of time to make sure I did not give in to pizza and cake. My daughter had a veggie platter so I made it through. phew. 
    The last couple of days have been tough, though. My mind keeps wanting non compliant food. But I am hanging in there for a couple more weeks. Almost there!
    A nor'easter is slated to drop about a foot of snow here in New York in the next couple of days, so we did our shopping last night after the party. I was very proud of us.
    My daughter and her husband are doing the Whole 30 too, which motivates me!  
    thanks for being here!

     
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    marthab got a reaction from TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hi All. I Did a whole 30 a couple of years ago and loved the results. However I did not do any kind of re entry and here I am back again. I got the Food freedom book and will read it during this month to try to stay on track better. 
    I started this with my daughter on the 27th and I want to kill all the things these last couple of days. I think I am just having a hard withdrawal from sugar. 
    So far all of the other parts have been good. I like the food and the company. But I have a cold and that makes me want comfort food. I will survive. I just thought I would share this. 
    Today I made salmon cakes to have for lunch with a salad, and will have pork meatballs and zoodles from the Whole30 cook book later on. That will cheer me up. 
     
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    marthab got a reaction from hmg1993 in Starting July 4 - Declaring Independence from the Sugar demons   
    Thanks guys. So far so good.It seems like when I decalre calmness the world gets chaotic. this week daughter # 2 moved home from an unhappy situation, a friend called and reminded me that we had plans for her to come stay with me for a couple of days!! AND I have an interview tomorrow. nerves much? but I am hangin in there. My daughter is here with the two boys and we are having a nice day. I should be doing reading for this interview but I do what I can. 
    Steak for dinner and a baked potato and brocolli with ghee. I can live with that. 
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    marthab got a reaction from szqnva in Starting July 4 - Declaring Independence from the Sugar demons   
    You should be eating enough so that you aren't hungry. Try eating more fat and protein as these fill you up. You don't have to suffer. Have you looked at the portion guidelines in the book? there is a lot of guidance in the whole30 book and in the forums. good luck!!
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    marthab got a reaction from CaseyD in Starting July 4 - Declaring Independence from the Sugar demons   
    HI I would like to join in with you all. I did a whole 90 last year and felt so great, lost weight, better energy, less inflammation! but I made the mistake of retrurning to all of my bad habits and need to get back to the basics. so thanks for being here!
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    marthab got a reaction from CaseyD in Starting July 4 - Declaring Independence from the Sugar demons   
    HI I would like to join in with you all. I did a whole 90 last year and felt so great, lost weight, better energy, less inflammation! but I made the mistake of retrurning to all of my bad habits and need to get back to the basics. so thanks for being here!
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    marthab got a reaction from 4windsrider in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Don't beat yourself up. It happens sometimes. I am on day 18 after messing up on Jan 11-12. and I have been compliant ever since. Getting back on the plan is harder if you are mad at yourself. I think of it as a process not a contest. Hang in there. 
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    marthab got a reaction from 4windsrider in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Don't beat yourself up. It happens sometimes. I am on day 18 after messing up on Jan 11-12. and I have been compliant ever since. Getting back on the plan is harder if you are mad at yourself. I think of it as a process not a contest. Hang in there. 
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    marthab got a reaction from 4windsrider in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Don't beat yourself up. It happens sometimes. I am on day 18 after messing up on Jan 11-12. and I have been compliant ever since. Getting back on the plan is harder if you are mad at yourself. I think of it as a process not a contest. Hang in there. 
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    marthab reacted to blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hello Everyone, I am ashamed to admit it, but I fell off the wagon. I had a bad day, was not as well prepared as I thought I was, and I ate some non compliant food. I am not going to beat myself up over this. I will just continue with my Whole 30. I will get back in the saddle so to speak. I am planning on continuing my W30 beyond January 30th. 
     Healthy eating everyone. 
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    marthab reacted to XDools in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Cocojoe I hear your pain! What a bugger and like u the whole eat out industry really annoys me too. Why on earth is soy in lemon tea. Seriously.
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    marthab reacted to cocojoe in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I Screwed Up MY Jan. 2016 W30 and I Am NOT Starting Over…
     
    Yes, I take full responsibility that completely by accident, I consumed a non-compliant ingredient on day 28, day friggin 28 people, which has a very different mental impact than say day 3. It was an ingredient that I would not ever consume even in my outside W30 life. It was truly a mistake and believe me, I had to work triple time to not beat the [email protected]# out of myself mentally about how I could have been so stupid. Sometimes stupid happens.
     
    During both my W30’s this one and last, I would agonize over eating out in any restaurant because I am convinced that even when a person has done every single thing in their power to safeguard their meal, that there are many people who think they have been 100% compliant all 30 days who haven’t simply because they have eaten out. It happens and maybe in this case ignorance is bliss, especially if you are a head case like me.
    One of my goals during this W30 was not to say no to every single invite to socialize over a restaurant meal because of fear. I want to be more relaxed around eating in restaurants. My husband and I had breakfast in a local diner, a decent choice due to menu diversity and diners are usually very accommodating. I decided what I was going to eat ahead of time and made sure that my omelet was not cooked in butter and that no gluten and dairy were added.
     
    Here’s what happened:
     
    My misstep happened over a lousy cup of Lemon Lift tea. I am not a big tea drinker but I am trying to cut back on coffee (diner coffee is generally crappy anyway) and hate the taste of Lipton (a diner staple). I decided on the innocuous herbal variety instead. The waitress brought over my cup of hot water and tea bag along with a bowl of lemon wedges. The tea bag was in an individual wrapper which I quickly perused to check for ingredients. Thinking that all was OK, I tore open the wrapper and dunked, taking my first, second and third sip. Then some force of nature had me picking up that wrapper and flipping it around in my hand, noticed that there were indeed ingredients listed that I had missed on the back. I was shocked to see that soy lecithin was among the listed ingredients. BTW, this ingredient in tea really pisses me off but that’s a whole other story. Afterwards, I even beat myself up a bit over why I didn't just order hot water w/ lemon, something I have never done or would have even considered.
     
    Now if you are anything like me, you would have felt that crushing blow that comes from being a couple days shy of done with 100% compliance and then having this occur when you already have basket-case issues with eating out. I hadn’t even taken a single bite of food yet. I know how stress can literally undue the best eating habits in the world and I fought hard to be able to even enjoy my meal and not screw up my digestion.
    In the end, my choice is NOT to start over and I stand by that choice. I believe in my case that starting over would set up a very negative association with the program and would cause further regression of my issues. I came to the W30 largely to learn about my triggers to foods both physically and emotionally and also to face my issues around food head on so that I can have a healthier mindset. Starting over would truly set me back. I am sure many a moderator would have me starting over but this is my call to make and I have made it.
     
    No, I will not be bragging about my perfect W30 on the forum. I don’t feel I have earned that right but I DO feel that I have completed a successful W30 nonetheless.
     
    I am not afraid of backlash. I even welcome it as strange as that sounds because the truth is, I still feel a little bad about this and this is part of the way I am working through it.  I wanted to tell this story because we are all truly unique. Some would have started over no question but that would not be a healthy choice for me. Some would not even count this as a W30 since I slipped but there is no taking away what I have learned so far or what I will continue to learn. Both times, I have found this program to be far more challenging than I could ever anticipate but my decision has me looking forward to completing my next W30 with no slips.
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    marthab got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    on day 11 here. tough day but I stuck the landing. I read in the whole 30 book that people quit most often on day 10 or 11 so I am hoping it gets easier. We are expecting a big storm here in New York so I anticipate being in the house for a couple of days. Stay everyone and stay home if you can. 
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    marthab got a reaction from mdraeger in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I am on day nine of reset. I am having a hard time sleeping through the night and then being tired all day which makes me want to eat more for energy..But I am hanging in there.
    Having some of my kids over tomorrow night and making meatballs and spagetti squash.  Going to make enough to last through the weekend because we are expecting a big storm. I always worry that we will lose power. 
    so that is my update. 
    at the beginning of every day I use a post it note and write day one, day two, day three, etc,  and put it on the wardrobe in my office. It reminds me I have made a committment. I don't know why but this works for me, and it is nice to see the little yellow squares adding up. Just thought I would share that. I saw it on Instagram and it stuck with me. Sometimes I make little cartoon drawings on them like a skyline when I went into the city, or small stick figures when I baby sat for my grandchildren. don't laugh! it works for me :-)
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    marthab got a reaction from mdraeger in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I am on day nine of reset. I am having a hard time sleeping through the night and then being tired all day which makes me want to eat more for energy..But I am hanging in there.
    Having some of my kids over tomorrow night and making meatballs and spagetti squash.  Going to make enough to last through the weekend because we are expecting a big storm. I always worry that we will lose power. 
    so that is my update. 
    at the beginning of every day I use a post it note and write day one, day two, day three, etc,  and put it on the wardrobe in my office. It reminds me I have made a committment. I don't know why but this works for me, and it is nice to see the little yellow squares adding up. Just thought I would share that. I saw it on Instagram and it stuck with me. Sometimes I make little cartoon drawings on them like a skyline when I went into the city, or small stick figures when I baby sat for my grandchildren. don't laugh! it works for me :-)
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    marthab got a reaction from mdraeger in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I am on day nine of reset. I am having a hard time sleeping through the night and then being tired all day which makes me want to eat more for energy..But I am hanging in there.
    Having some of my kids over tomorrow night and making meatballs and spagetti squash.  Going to make enough to last through the weekend because we are expecting a big storm. I always worry that we will lose power. 
    so that is my update. 
    at the beginning of every day I use a post it note and write day one, day two, day three, etc,  and put it on the wardrobe in my office. It reminds me I have made a committment. I don't know why but this works for me, and it is nice to see the little yellow squares adding up. Just thought I would share that. I saw it on Instagram and it stuck with me. Sometimes I make little cartoon drawings on them like a skyline when I went into the city, or small stick figures when I baby sat for my grandchildren. don't laugh! it works for me :-)
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    marthab got a reaction from mdraeger in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I am on day nine of reset. I am having a hard time sleeping through the night and then being tired all day which makes me want to eat more for energy..But I am hanging in there.
    Having some of my kids over tomorrow night and making meatballs and spagetti squash.  Going to make enough to last through the weekend because we are expecting a big storm. I always worry that we will lose power. 
    so that is my update. 
    at the beginning of every day I use a post it note and write day one, day two, day three, etc,  and put it on the wardrobe in my office. It reminds me I have made a committment. I don't know why but this works for me, and it is nice to see the little yellow squares adding up. Just thought I would share that. I saw it on Instagram and it stuck with me. Sometimes I make little cartoon drawings on them like a skyline when I went into the city, or small stick figures when I baby sat for my grandchildren. don't laugh! it works for me :-)