AngieWG

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  1. AngieWG

    Starting March 1st

    So happy we made it to Day 15!!!!! I'm still making good food choices and feeling better. With my kids home from college for spring break I have been cooking more meals. I make the protein compliant then they have side dishes that are non compliant. I'm glad we aren't making the fast food rounds for lunch like in the past. My daughter likes to bake so she made cookies the other day. Major NSV to ignore the cookies while everyone else is enjoying them. I have to do this a lot so it is getting easier but it would be great if the temptation wasn't there at all. The scale craving is actually not such a big deal recently. I am usually in a hurry to get out the door in the morning I don't even have time to think about it. Good luck to everyone and I hope the next 15 days just keep getting better.
  2. AngieWG

    Starting March 1st

    Day 13 and I am feeling better. I have tried to up my fat intake and add a fist size portion a sweet potato to my meals. It has seemed to help. Saturday we went out to eat for both lunch and dinner. At lunch I took my own salad and at dinner I looked at the menu online beforehand and stuck to that compliant option. I guess I am getting better watching the family eat things that I have chosen not to eat for Lent. I haven't been on the forum or the Facebook pages in a couple days but it is great to know the support is here when I need it. Have a great day everyone, we are almost half done!
  3. AngieWG

    Starting March 1st

    Day 9 started off really well for me. I slept pretty well and I didn't even think of weighing myself first thing. I felt good physically all day but I can't seem to get my emotions back in line. One life saver is taking my own compliant dressing with me when I know I am going out to lunch. I can order a salad and leave off the cheese an croutons and have a nice grilled chicken ceaser salad. Tomorrow my two kids come home from college for spring break. In the past that has meant a lot of fast food lunches and processed food dinners. But this time I am going to get them in the kitchen and we are all going to cook healthy meals that everyone will like. I hope that goes well. Either way I know I am going to have to really stick to my plan and not be swayed by what they are eating. Wish me luck. So thankful to have this forum for support. We got this. Who cares if tomorrow is Day 10.
  4. AngieWG

    Starting March 1st

    Today I finally have some energy!!!! The last several days have been tough but yesterday was the hardest for me. I didn't sleep well so I started out the day really tired. The whole day was very much an emotional rollercoaster. I did manage to eat compliant and not fall into emotional eating which was the main plus in the day. By the end of the day I was physically and emotionally exhausted so I went to bed early. Today I have been able to start some spring cleaning and some make ahead meals. I hope this keeps up because I didn't like where I have been the past couple of days. I hope everyone has a great day 9 tomorrow.
  5. AngieWG

    Starting March 1st

    Day 5 was a mixed bag for me. I slept well so I started off the day feeling pretty good. I ate really well today so that is another plus. I have just felt kinda out of it today. Low energy and brain fog have made it hard to do my normal activities. At least I haven't been crabby on top of everything else. The rainy, chilly weather didn't help. I really am looking forward to the passing of this phase and getting back to feeling better. I guess I will see what tomorrow brings. Have a great Day 6 tomorrow!
  6. AngieWG

    Starting March 1st

    I am right there on the day 4 timeline of "kill all things". I'm feeling crabby and irritated with everything. It doesn't help that it is dreary and chilly in Dallas. If it were sunny it might have boosted my mood. I read the timeline and Melissa said "Take a deep breath, eat some sweet potato, and remind yourself why you took on the Whole30 in the first place." So that's what I did. I had leftover steak, sweet potato with ghee and a salad for lunch. I feel a little better. Now I'm just going to relax and read a book and hope that this passes soon. One positive note, I did sleep better last night so that is definitely a good thing.
  7. AngieWG

    Starting March 1st

    My day 2 has been going well. I found the Tessemae dressings which will make my life of eating salads so much brighter. I can't wait to take it with me when I go out to lunch. I usually only eat two eggs for breakfast but based on some of the earlier posts I need to add at least one more until I find some other protein to add. Still looking for complaint bacon and sausage. I am making buffalo hamburger patty, sweet potato and green beans or salad for dinner. So far feeling great. Have a great evening.
  8. AngieWG

    Starting March 1st

    I started the WholeLent today as well. I weighed myself this morning to get a baseline number. During past Whole30's I have missed the instant gratification of weighing myself everyday and watching the number go down. But I did feel free not to obsess about the number and focus on getting healthy. So I have put my scale away and I will be focusing on eating great food and those non scale victories they talk about. If you focus on all the positive aspects of this eating plan it really helps. Good luck to everyone.
  9. AngieWG

    Starting March 1st

    I am really looking forward to getting started on the Whole 30 for Lent. I have done Whole 30 two other times with some success. Now with the added spiritual aspect of Lent I think it will be even more beneficial. Great to be a part of this forum for helpful suggestions and support.
  10. AngieWG

    WholeLent 2016 - starting February 10th.

    i am so excited that a group will be starting a Whole 30 at the beginning of Lent. I was considering it but now that I have found a group I'm all in! I did my first Whole 30 last October and was successful. But the reintroduction brought back some bad eating habits and the holidays didn't help. So now I am ready to do this again and make these changes stick for good. I really liked being part of the Forum last year. I think it really helped me stay on track and be accountable. abrown5540 I checked out your Facebook page last night and I am going to be following that along with this thread. I think all the support will be really helpful. Thank you all for starting this.
  11. AngieWG

    Starting September 28 anyone else?

    I am so glad to read everyone's posts and all of your successes. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I can't believe it is the end of the Whole30. I was a little worried about weighing today because I was afraid I would be disappointed but I wasn't. I lost 10.4 pounds! I felt really good because of all of the hard work that I put into staying compliant and going the distance and not giving up. My NSV are: my body feeling lighter and much less bloated much better mood overall better sleep less stomach issues proud of myself for sticking too it I started the reintroduction today by having a non gluten alcoholic drink. I went to a mexican restaurant with a friend and had a margarita. I hardly ever drink but I wanted to know how I would feel for future reference and I wanted to celebrate all my Whole30 victories. It seemed to be ok but we will see over the next couple of days. I am going to actually expand the reintro schedule and break out corn from the other non gluten grains to see if there is a difference. I am also probably going to join a reintroduction forum just to stay in touch. I noticed there was on group that finished their Whole30 on 9/21 and they welcome anyone. If someone starts a forum please post here so we will all know. I will check back here to see if people are still posting. Good luck to everyone who is doing a little extra time on the Whole30 and also to everyone doing reintroduction. Thank you for all of your support during this process. I would have been alot harder without it.
  12. AngieWG

    Starting September 28 anyone else?

    Well I have had a challenging Day 30. I volunteer at my church with a group of women that put together funeral receptions for the family. Today was my day to volunteer. They had amazing chocolate and pumpkin desserts, sandwiches, chips, potato salad and deviled eggs. I did not even lick my fingers clean when dishing up the food. I was so proud of myself. In the past I would have been all over that food when it came time to eat. This time I had a couple deviled eggs and some fruit. I took a LaraBar with me because I knew there wouldn't be anything that I could eat. I will make sure and have a really clean and filling meal tonight. I just didn't want to mess up on the last day of this journey. I am so proud of the progress that I have made as a result of doing this Whole30. It has really opened my eyes to all of the unhealthy foods that I have allowed in my life for so long. I am looking forward to continuing to make good choices and staying as close to the Whole30 eating plan as I can. I am kinda looking forward to weighing tomorrow. I want to know if I did lose weight. But I have to remember (like Kellygirl said) that the number is not important. I know I feel better eating this way and even if I haven't lost that much I know this is the best way for me to be eating going forward. So bring on the re-introductions in a few days! I know there are things that I won't be adding back permanently but it will be interesting to see how I feel now that the Whole30 is complete. So Happy Day 30 and I will see you tomorrow with results.
  13. AngieWG

    Starting September 28 anyone else?

    Tata I am so sad to hear that happened to you. I am praying for you. Take care of yourself and let your body heal.
  14. AngieWG

    Starting September 28 anyone else?

    I had a difficult weekend lunch today. I was at a competition with 17 year old son at a small town high school. The group of kids ordered pizza for lunch. I had to leave in search of a healthy lunch because I didn't have time to pack anything this morning. It is so hard being at the mercy of fast food places. I managed to find a small cafe that had a salad the turned out to be kinda awful. At least I wasn't around to watch everyone eating pizza. I have done pretty well finding restaurants that have something compliant on the menu. If it doesn't, I tell my family we can't go there. They have gotten better at supporting me in that regard. I trying really hard to finish this Whole30 strong and not make a mistake at the very end. I don't think it will be too hard to continue this way of eating going forward. I am interested to see how the re-introduction goes. I think the holidays will be a challenge but now that I have the habits down pretty well I am hoping that it will be a little easier than it has been in the past. I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I can't believe we only have a few days left. Good luck and finish strong!
  15. AngieWG

    Starting September 28 anyone else?

    Kellygirl I know what you mean about the roasted butternut squash. I made a big batch of that soup this week and it was so warm and cozy eating it. It really reminded me of fall. That is one of the new vegetables that I have tried and it turned out so amazing. I also bought a couple different varieties of sweet potatoes that I am going to try. Like ShoafieATC I feel like I have hit my stride. It is getting easier to make meals at home and when we do go out to dinner it is easier to make smart choices. I'm looking forward to the reintroductions next week. I have a pretty good idea that gluten, dairy and corn don't work for me. I going to do the 2 week plan and see how my body reacts to each food. It should be interesting. I have never started with a clean slate before so I am anxious to see my results. I can't believe we have less than a week to go. Have a great day tomorrow.