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  1. berniesmom

    Starting 1/4/16

    I'm starting 1/4 too! It will be my second Whole30, just want to reset after the holiday indulgence. Looking forward to it & getting to know the rest of you
  2. berniesmom

    October 21st

    Yes we did it! I feel really good, and so far today I've continued to stay compliant with Whole30 rules because why not?! Nothing off-plan is calling my name, which is so weird but I'm not complaining I got on the scale this morning & am down 6 lbs. I started at a pretty healthy weight already (which has slowly been creeping up over the years however) so I wasn't expecting any huge number, but it sure feels good to be solidly back in the 130's. Honestly 6lbs in 30 days seems like too much you know?! I know I'll go offplan a bit for Thanksgiving and we are traveling next week which is always a challenge, but I also foresee myself transitioning to Paleo from now on. And maaayyybeee a January Whole30, we'll see... my babysitter wants to try it so I might go along just to support her Great job for sticking with it (whoever is left ha ha) -- and sl429 have a super fun Friendsgiving tonight, you deserve it!!!
  3. berniesmom

    October 21st

    Yeahhh for day 30 (and day 29!)!!! I can't believe we did it -- and I can't even decide how to "celebrate" tomorrow A couple days ago I was so craving sweets but today, not so much. I wanted wine last week, but today it doesn't seem like a high priority. I don't really miss having milk in my coffee...and I'm totally fine skipping the rice/pasta/bread for now, so I just can't decide. Maybe I'll just keep going a few more days. Congrats ladies it's been great to have our (very small) group to check in with all month. Depending on how the holidays go, I may jump onto the January Whole30 wagon if I feel I need it. Congratulations!! I will check in tomorrow, day 31, when this is really officially done
  4. berniesmom

    Starting Today, 10/19/15!

    that's a lot of stress to deal with, and you didn't waver on your eating plan - awesome! I'm so sorry about the medical news though Thinking of you!!
  5. Good for you tackling another 30 days!! It's become more of a habit/lifestyle now, so hopefully the next 30 days will be even easier than the last 30 I'm impressed you will take it through the holidays, but hey why stop now?! I have to admit I haven't quite felt "the magic" either, but I have learned a lot this month! I plan to take the next month reintroducing some foods and seeing how my body reacts, and most likely continuing with a paleo diet. I have a feeling my cravings and sugar addiction are not 100% kicked to the curb, so I can see another Whole30 in my future just to solidify the habits. I'm thinking January!
  6. berniesmom

    Starting October 19th - Anyone else?

    Congrats all you 10/19'ers great job!! So happy for everyone who stuck it out the whole 30 days woo hoo!!! I'm closing out day 27 here and I have been soooo hungry all day!! Throughout most of the Whole30 I have not snacked at all (didn't feel the urge to) but man today and yesterday caught me a little by surprise because I am feeling ravenous and definitely thinking about treats etc. I ate ALL the leftover broccoli tonight! I guess that's a lot better than eating "all the ice cream" which I would have done a month ago BUT it was so unusual for me to still be hungry after dinner. I have been working out more so maybe I haven't been eating enough during the day. But I did include a 4th meal today (after my workout) so I think I'm getting enough, and I really try to keep to the template, include some fat in each meal. Uggghh so maybe this is just the sugar cravings giving me one last hurrah before the 30 days is up. I hope this feeling passes soon....
  7. berniesmom

    Starting October 19th - Anyone else?

    Thanks for the info on probiotics, yes I think I need to look into this & add to my routine as I continue with healthier eating habits!
  8. berniesmom

    Starting October 19th - Anyone else?

    Thanks for the suggestion MayaBee -- I was listening to a podcast that mentioned probiotics just yesterday, and I will definitely look into it. I know nothing about probiotics so I have a little research to do Congrats on making it to day 28 & for getting over your beer & pastry habit - you must feel great!! I have to admit I had one of those Larabar meals this weekend too ... we were out at a bakery/cafe for breakfast where EVERYTHING is off-limits, so I had a Larabar & a clementine in my bag. It was only the 2nd time I resorted to the larabar all month, so not too bad I think. Meal planning & preparation is getting a little easier but still, quite time consuming. I am on day 26, and getting a little impatient for 30 days to be over with. Not because i plan to go on an eating spree, I just don't want to be so absorbed with thinking about food constantly! Hope everyone else is still here for these last few days!!
  9. berniesmom

    October 21st

    I'm still in this... and have had some big cravings the past couple days. They say the 'sugar dragon' might surge again & I guess that's what's happening. And the wine dragon, and the cereal and yogurt dragons too ugghhh.... Also knowing the 30 days is almost over, impatience is starting to surge too I have kept with the plan faithfully for 25 days now, and I agree that eating paleo sounds pretty doable for the long run and I have learned a lot from this experience. I have not seen any really dramatic results like some of the testimonials, but I do feel good for the most part (minus the tummy trouble, diarrhea almost every day & I can't figure out WHY??!!). I was afraid milk/dairy might have been the cause of my digestive woes, but now with 25 days of absolutely no dairy, I think that's probably not the problem. I'm pretty sure fiber is not the issue either, I am eating a ton of veggies (and very little fruit). I have not used probiotics before, but maybe have to look into them moving forward. Ah well.... here's to day 26!
  10. berniesmom

    Starting October 19th - Anyone else?

    Everyone still out there?? Day 24 for me ... less than a week til the "finish"! I am going out for dinner tonight, I checked the menu so I have my (boring) order ready ha ha... I'm feeling good, for the most part. Part of why I started this Whole30 is because I seem to have a really sensitive tummy (I won't go into detail) & I'm not sure what triggers these episodes & irregularity. Well.... it really hasn't changed much, in fact this past week it's gotten worse. So... it has me wondering if my sensitivity is something like eggs. I feel great in all other regards so I will stick it out the 30 days (and beyond) but I was really hoping to find an answer to my tummy woes. Very curious about reintroducing foods as well to get some more clues as to what's going on. Hope you are all hanging in there - would love to know how everyone is feeling now in the home stretch!
  11. berniesmom

    Starting Today, 10/19/15!

    Hang in there Jess - I don't know what's going on with your body but you've come so far, try to power through this. I have a feeling good things are on the other side of this down day! Get to bed early, good night's sleep, hoping you feel energized tomorrow!
  12. berniesmom

    October 21st

    Another day on the books -- but I have to admit I'm tired of giving EVERY meal so much thought! My husband & I are going out friday night and staying in a hotel to celebrate his birthday. I spent so much time organizing the babysitter, getting show tickets, finding the right hotel and damnnn I just don't see any restaurants nearby that have ANYTHING on the menu that's compliant. Yes I will ask about ingredients and how the food is prepared and find *something* to eat but I won't be happy to spend $$$ on it... and there's still a decent chance they'll put something in there non-compliant and I'll never know. Oh well... it's a small thing among so many other fun things planned this weekend, but going out to eat is just really frustrating. Whole30 is best done in hermit mode ha! In other (good) news, we're on day 22 wow!!
  13. berniesmom

    Starting Today, 10/19/15!

    I'm still here too! I'm a little behind you (day 20 today) but I also see how 30 days isn't really enough... the first half was so difficult, now the 2nd half feels a lot easier and is going by faster. Good stuff! I feel really good, but still have some things I'd like to keep working on so I plan to continue with a paleo diet... not sure about keeping Whole30 compliant for the long run. Will probably start a new Whole30 in January (along with half the world you know that thread will be active!!). Its funny how WINE is so hard to give up. It really is delicious isn't it?! Once you get past the sugar it's not so hard to say no to sweets and junk food. Wine on the other hand, well I do miss it! Would love to enjoy a small glass with some of these delicious meals I've been cooking -- the lamb meatballs from the Well Fed cook book are mmm mm good! Hang in there ladies, I feel like even more good stuff is just around the corner for all of us!
  14. berniesmom

    October 21st

    Yayy good job everyone! I also feel my pants are fitting a little better, my mood has been good, and I'm not missing sugar or alcohol or grains as much as I thought I would. It's getting easier day by day. My tummy is still pretty unpredictable -- still not "regular" ugh! but hopefully that will happen... Can't believe how far we've come!
  15. berniesmom

    Starting October 19th - Anyone else?

    I'm also still here & finding it easier every day to stick with the plan. I got the Well Fed cookbook and just made up a couple different sauces for the week, lamb meatballs, spaghetti squash, etc.. Can't wait to try it all! I feel pretty good you guys! cvanfarowe I too am planning my Thanksgiving stragegy, wondering what will really be worth it or not... wine & stuffing sounds pretty yummy, then back to the plan Congrats Chef Mike on fitting the jeans - yeah!! My pants are fitting a little better too these days! The 2nd half of Whole30 is definitely easier than the first...