Blissfulnewme

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  1. Blissfulnewme

    In need of serious encouragement!

    Thank you so much MeadowLily!!!
  2. Blissfulnewme

    In need of serious encouragement!

    Thank you MeadowLily! I was hoping you would reply!!! And what an awesome reply it is I really appreciate it! You're amazing!
  3. Hi! I did my first Whole30 back in September of 2015 and kept it going through November, although not as strict after the first 30 days. Since then, I've maintained a mostly whole30 style of eating, but recently I've gone way off track. After leaving a toxic marriage in 2015, ten months later I found myself in another toxic relationship which I just left a week and a half ago. So I'm pretty emotionally drained! I know I have a lot of work to do on many levels! I know that doing another Whole30 will be so beneficial for my body obviously, but also for my mind. I'm very addicted to chocolate right now and I'm overdoing it with cheese! Thankfully, I'm still avoiding gluten, legumes, corn, soy, and most of the other culprits! But I'm totally addicted to chocolate, and the cheese is so convenient. I think it's the sweet and salty that I keep reaching for. Also, when I was with my ex boyfriend, I drank a lot of alcohol (influenced by him), which I rarely do. One glass of wine once in a while is the most I ever do. One night I had 5 gin and tonics! It was a toxic relationship in many ways! I just need to gather up the courage and resolve to do another round and possibly keep it going for more than 30 days. I need some support and encouragement! The forum was so helpful last time and I plan on reading through it again and getting back on track!! Thank you!
  4. Blissfulnewme

    I'm ready. Start Feb. 8th

    How was everyone's day 1 and 2? I had strong cravings for gluten free pancakes (with chocolate!) both days but I didn't give in and I noticed the craving would just disappear! I was also unprepared for this round, but I'm keeping it basic until I get the inspiration to throw in some new ideas
  5. Blissfulnewme

    I'm ready. Start Feb. 8th

    Today is day 1, round 2 for me!! I did my first round a few months ago and it was great! I'm so looking forward to the positive effects Whole30 mode: ON!!!
  6. Blissfulnewme

    In need of a pep talk!

    Ha!! That's awesome!
  7. Blissfulnewme

    In need of a pep talk!

    Grapefruitgal, thank you so much for that helpful info!! I really appreciate it! Those are great ideas And thanks for the encouragement! I'm keeping up with exercising and now I just need one more push to fully commit to doing another round of Whole30!
  8. Blissfulnewme

    In need of a pep talk!

    I just did a workout!! What an awesome feeling... I feel like I'm back on track! I can start with one Whole30 meal tomorrow morning. Sounds like a plan
  9. Blissfulnewme

    In need of a pep talk!

    Thank you guys so much for these awesome replies! Every reply was very helpful and very appreciated! I also feel inspired to reread the posts I made back in September and October where I got lots of inspiration. And I also like the idea of one Whole 30 meal at a time, which was helpful in the past. Thank you again!
  10. Blissfulnewme

    In need of a pep talk!

    Hi guys! I did my first Whole30 a few months ago in September. I kept it going for another month after that, but not as strict as the first round. I had great results and since then, people have been telling me I look great and that they can see a difference in me! I still have things I want to achieve: especially trimming down on the belly fat! I mainly want to do it so I can feel comfortable in my clothes and feel confident, but I also know that belly fat is tied to lots of other health issues. I've gotten off track with the holidays and having my cousin visiting from Greece. We had so much fun, but I stopped exercising completely while she was here and I consumed a good amount of wine and sweets! I want to do another Whole30 but I feel overwhelmed, even though I know how good the outcome will be. I also have issues with depression. I was diagnosed many years ago and I've been handling it in my own ways for a long time. But recently it hasn't been that easy to deal with! I think cleaning up my diet and exercising regularly again will give me a boost. I also want to look into supplements and other things I can do that will help with the depression. Doing the Whole30 helped me get through a rough time, and I need to gather up the courage to do it again! I just need some encouragement
  11. Blissfulnewme

    How can I help my 75 year old diabetic dad?

    Thank you jmcbn! And about how much per meal? Like 1/4 cup? Less? I am so proud of him and so happy!
  12. Blissfulnewme

    How can I help my 75 year old diabetic dad?

    Hey guys, My dad is doing great and he has made lots of changes to his diet. His numbers are better and he's working with his doctor to hopefully get off the medication completely or just cut down to one. A question I have is about sweet potatoes and other starchy vegetables. How much can he have? Should he not have any starchy veggies at all? And should he have them at every meal? Thank you so much!!
  13. Blissfulnewme

    My Whole30 results!!

    Thank you!!
  14. Blissfulnewme

    Need to bounce back from a setback

    Thank you Mistyfire!