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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I found that sugar triggered my sinuses. The very first W30 I did was in the spring and I realized I wasn't taking my allergy medicine any more and I wasn't getting sore throats anymore. So glad you are feeling better. 
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    One of the biggest reasons I decided to do the W30 this time (I've done rounds before in 2016) was to show myself that I can be consistent. Consistency is my biggest struggle. I'll be doing well and then I'll deviate and feel bad about it. I've been doing mindful mediation for a while now and I really think that has helped me to really think through my choices. When I have a craving, my goal is to be mindful and ask those questions that Melissa talks about in Food Freedom Forever "“Do I want it? Is it worth it? Will it mess me up? Am I willing to accept the consequences? Do I really want it?” There are only two answers here—yes, it’s worth it and I really want it, or no, it fails one or more of those criteria." I know that I'm an Abstainer. I do much better when I just stay away from said food. So I'm working on figuring out how I can manage trigger foods and not let it throw me totally off because you know I have to live life. https://whole30.com/2017/04/abstainer-or-moderator/ I also do much better with black and white rules instead of guidelines and that is something I'm working on also. I feel like I've taking the desperation out it. I've already tried to lose the weight (30-40lbs) "quickly" and that hasn't produced long term success. So now I'm just working on becoming healthy. Doing what I need to do to feel good, have energy, less stress and sleep throughout the night without waking up. I now know that if I pursue health, that I will get a smaller pant size by accident. 
    Also I've never done the reintroduction correctly any of the times I've down W30 and I'm determined to do it correctly ALL the way through. I'll be doing the slow reintroduction and I've already planned out the next 30 days. I'll be reintroducing something new every 2 weeks. I know that for most foods I do not have an immediate reaction. It happens over time so I need to give it time. I'm totally OK with that. 
    Here's to the next 4 days and beyond. YES WE ALL GOT THIS!!!!
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    humanitysurvey reacted to Crystal78 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    We did it! 30 days....congratulations everyone way to go. I hope you all are feeling mentally fantastic today because you totally rocked this! Take care and hopefully I see you on here again. I am starting again may 21st. I have inspired a few friends so I'm going to walk through this with them. 
    Take care
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    One of the biggest reasons I decided to do the W30 this time (I've done rounds before in 2016) was to show myself that I can be consistent. Consistency is my biggest struggle. I'll be doing well and then I'll deviate and feel bad about it. I've been doing mindful mediation for a while now and I really think that has helped me to really think through my choices. When I have a craving, my goal is to be mindful and ask those questions that Melissa talks about in Food Freedom Forever "“Do I want it? Is it worth it? Will it mess me up? Am I willing to accept the consequences? Do I really want it?” There are only two answers here—yes, it’s worth it and I really want it, or no, it fails one or more of those criteria." I know that I'm an Abstainer. I do much better when I just stay away from said food. So I'm working on figuring out how I can manage trigger foods and not let it throw me totally off because you know I have to live life. https://whole30.com/2017/04/abstainer-or-moderator/ I also do much better with black and white rules instead of guidelines and that is something I'm working on also. I feel like I've taking the desperation out it. I've already tried to lose the weight (30-40lbs) "quickly" and that hasn't produced long term success. So now I'm just working on becoming healthy. Doing what I need to do to feel good, have energy, less stress and sleep throughout the night without waking up. I now know that if I pursue health, that I will get a smaller pant size by accident. 
    Also I've never done the reintroduction correctly any of the times I've down W30 and I'm determined to do it correctly ALL the way through. I'll be doing the slow reintroduction and I've already planned out the next 30 days. I'll be reintroducing something new every 2 weeks. I know that for most foods I do not have an immediate reaction. It happens over time so I need to give it time. I'm totally OK with that. 
    Here's to the next 4 days and beyond. YES WE ALL GOT THIS!!!!
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I found that sugar triggered my sinuses. The very first W30 I did was in the spring and I realized I wasn't taking my allergy medicine any more and I wasn't getting sore throats anymore. So glad you are feeling better. 
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I found that sugar triggered my sinuses. The very first W30 I did was in the spring and I realized I wasn't taking my allergy medicine any more and I wasn't getting sore throats anymore. So glad you are feeling better. 
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    humanitysurvey reacted to Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi Dianne...  It's been a fun journey. A bit surprised how good I feel right now and I can see myself continuing is some fashion. We have kicked around the idea of the Mediterranean Diet as one possible avenue moving forward. The supplements that I took prior (BCAA and Protein Powder) will most likely be first on my list to reintroduce. Mostly to finish out the containers I have on hand that I purchased prior to starting W30. Depending upon how I feel towards the end of next month will determine if I purchase them again. Alcohol would probable be next. We have a drink or two in moderation and that will most likely continue. Instead of every weekend, a goal would be maybe a weekend or two out of the month. I would like to try and keep up with the elimination sugars and processed foods. They were reduced in our diet prior but the body feels good taking it a step further. Some of those hidden sugars will probable sneak in there only because they're in everything. I want to be more conscious of it.
    We have a bunch of trips planned over the upcoming months that will make it difficult to do a full 30, but I can see myself giving it another run in the fall. Good luck with your Journey!!!
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    One of the biggest reasons I decided to do the W30 this time (I've done rounds before in 2016) was to show myself that I can be consistent. Consistency is my biggest struggle. I'll be doing well and then I'll deviate and feel bad about it. I've been doing mindful mediation for a while now and I really think that has helped me to really think through my choices. When I have a craving, my goal is to be mindful and ask those questions that Melissa talks about in Food Freedom Forever "“Do I want it? Is it worth it? Will it mess me up? Am I willing to accept the consequences? Do I really want it?” There are only two answers here—yes, it’s worth it and I really want it, or no, it fails one or more of those criteria." I know that I'm an Abstainer. I do much better when I just stay away from said food. So I'm working on figuring out how I can manage trigger foods and not let it throw me totally off because you know I have to live life. https://whole30.com/2017/04/abstainer-or-moderator/ I also do much better with black and white rules instead of guidelines and that is something I'm working on also. I feel like I've taking the desperation out it. I've already tried to lose the weight (30-40lbs) "quickly" and that hasn't produced long term success. So now I'm just working on becoming healthy. Doing what I need to do to feel good, have energy, less stress and sleep throughout the night without waking up. I now know that if I pursue health, that I will get a smaller pant size by accident. 
    Also I've never done the reintroduction correctly any of the times I've down W30 and I'm determined to do it correctly ALL the way through. I'll be doing the slow reintroduction and I've already planned out the next 30 days. I'll be reintroducing something new every 2 weeks. I know that for most foods I do not have an immediate reaction. It happens over time so I need to give it time. I'm totally OK with that. 
    Here's to the next 4 days and beyond. YES WE ALL GOT THIS!!!!
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    One of the biggest reasons I decided to do the W30 this time (I've done rounds before in 2016) was to show myself that I can be consistent. Consistency is my biggest struggle. I'll be doing well and then I'll deviate and feel bad about it. I've been doing mindful mediation for a while now and I really think that has helped me to really think through my choices. When I have a craving, my goal is to be mindful and ask those questions that Melissa talks about in Food Freedom Forever "“Do I want it? Is it worth it? Will it mess me up? Am I willing to accept the consequences? Do I really want it?” There are only two answers here—yes, it’s worth it and I really want it, or no, it fails one or more of those criteria." I know that I'm an Abstainer. I do much better when I just stay away from said food. So I'm working on figuring out how I can manage trigger foods and not let it throw me totally off because you know I have to live life. https://whole30.com/2017/04/abstainer-or-moderator/ I also do much better with black and white rules instead of guidelines and that is something I'm working on also. I feel like I've taking the desperation out it. I've already tried to lose the weight (30-40lbs) "quickly" and that hasn't produced long term success. So now I'm just working on becoming healthy. Doing what I need to do to feel good, have energy, less stress and sleep throughout the night without waking up. I now know that if I pursue health, that I will get a smaller pant size by accident. 
    Also I've never done the reintroduction correctly any of the times I've down W30 and I'm determined to do it correctly ALL the way through. I'll be doing the slow reintroduction and I've already planned out the next 30 days. I'll be reintroducing something new every 2 weeks. I know that for most foods I do not have an immediate reaction. It happens over time so I need to give it time. I'm totally OK with that. 
    Here's to the next 4 days and beyond. YES WE ALL GOT THIS!!!!
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    One of the biggest reasons I decided to do the W30 this time (I've done rounds before in 2016) was to show myself that I can be consistent. Consistency is my biggest struggle. I'll be doing well and then I'll deviate and feel bad about it. I've been doing mindful mediation for a while now and I really think that has helped me to really think through my choices. When I have a craving, my goal is to be mindful and ask those questions that Melissa talks about in Food Freedom Forever "“Do I want it? Is it worth it? Will it mess me up? Am I willing to accept the consequences? Do I really want it?” There are only two answers here—yes, it’s worth it and I really want it, or no, it fails one or more of those criteria." I know that I'm an Abstainer. I do much better when I just stay away from said food. So I'm working on figuring out how I can manage trigger foods and not let it throw me totally off because you know I have to live life. https://whole30.com/2017/04/abstainer-or-moderator/ I also do much better with black and white rules instead of guidelines and that is something I'm working on also. I feel like I've taking the desperation out it. I've already tried to lose the weight (30-40lbs) "quickly" and that hasn't produced long term success. So now I'm just working on becoming healthy. Doing what I need to do to feel good, have energy, less stress and sleep throughout the night without waking up. I now know that if I pursue health, that I will get a smaller pant size by accident. 
    Also I've never done the reintroduction correctly any of the times I've down W30 and I'm determined to do it correctly ALL the way through. I'll be doing the slow reintroduction and I've already planned out the next 30 days. I'll be reintroducing something new every 2 weeks. I know that for most foods I do not have an immediate reaction. It happens over time so I need to give it time. I'm totally OK with that. 
    Here's to the next 4 days and beyond. YES WE ALL GOT THIS!!!!
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    One of the biggest reasons I decided to do the W30 this time (I've done rounds before in 2016) was to show myself that I can be consistent. Consistency is my biggest struggle. I'll be doing well and then I'll deviate and feel bad about it. I've been doing mindful mediation for a while now and I really think that has helped me to really think through my choices. When I have a craving, my goal is to be mindful and ask those questions that Melissa talks about in Food Freedom Forever "“Do I want it? Is it worth it? Will it mess me up? Am I willing to accept the consequences? Do I really want it?” There are only two answers here—yes, it’s worth it and I really want it, or no, it fails one or more of those criteria." I know that I'm an Abstainer. I do much better when I just stay away from said food. So I'm working on figuring out how I can manage trigger foods and not let it throw me totally off because you know I have to live life. https://whole30.com/2017/04/abstainer-or-moderator/ I also do much better with black and white rules instead of guidelines and that is something I'm working on also. I feel like I've taking the desperation out it. I've already tried to lose the weight (30-40lbs) "quickly" and that hasn't produced long term success. So now I'm just working on becoming healthy. Doing what I need to do to feel good, have energy, less stress and sleep throughout the night without waking up. I now know that if I pursue health, that I will get a smaller pant size by accident. 
    Also I've never done the reintroduction correctly any of the times I've down W30 and I'm determined to do it correctly ALL the way through. I'll be doing the slow reintroduction and I've already planned out the next 30 days. I'll be reintroducing something new every 2 weeks. I know that for most foods I do not have an immediate reaction. It happens over time so I need to give it time. I'm totally OK with that. 
    Here's to the next 4 days and beyond. YES WE ALL GOT THIS!!!!
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    humanitysurvey reacted to suzannes in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hmm... @ShannonM816 ... Extinction Burst or a Hormonal PMS Hurricane...? Like @tutormom I was also feeling pretty great, in control, steady till about mid week this week when out of the blue PMS hit me like a ton of bricks. Terrible insomnia, extremely irritable mood and powerful junk cravings. It's been a very long time since I've noticed any PMS issues till now. But this week, my last week of Whole30, I went from happy Tiger Blood to Bloody Murder--Eat All The Things--Kill All The Things. I really regret not seeing  earlier all of the helpful advice here on the forums re upping your carbs before PMS strikes. Lesson learned! Ouch. I do not want to experience this awful PMS week again. I'll be much more mindful next month to carb-prep in hopes of heading off the PMS tidal wave.  This bad week is another reason I'm going to do another round of Whole30 in May...my sugar dragon had been in retreat, but this week came roaring back and scaring the beejeezus out of me. 
    But on a cheerful cheering note: Keep up the great work @Let's Dooooo It! @tutormom @LizaQ @bigmamabird @humanitysurvey @Dave K @Hope4Overcomers @Kiralyn D @dnewc @deviin22 y'all! 
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    humanitysurvey reacted to bigmamabird in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hey guys,
    Day 23 for me and I'm still here.  I haven't checked in much cause I'm just cruising along, no major issues.  
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I really don't feel that tiger blood they talk about. Don't think I've lost a lot of weight either BUT I've avoided eggs and dairy. Most importantly I've been consistent and that was the biggest reason I'm doing the W30. I already have a plan for day 31. I don't think I can go back to Keto with all of the eggs and dairy. So I'm going to adjust W30 every 30 days and just work with that. I'm not in a rush. I just need to find what works for me.
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    humanitysurvey reacted to ShannonM816 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @humanitysurvey  (and anyone else not really feeling the tiger blood) -- remember that it's not always amazing energizer bunny energy. Sometimes it's just a steady mood, not getting stressed or angry over little things like traffic or something a family member says. Or it might be that you look around and realize that even though you don't feel like you're super energetic, you got the dishes washed, and food prepped for the next day, and laundry done, where before you'd have done maybe one of those things, and then sat on the couch for the rest of the evening until it was time for bed. It can be different for everyone, and non-food stuff can affect it to -- so people with chronic medical conditions, or who are currently under more stress than usual, or who have young children that keep them from getting enough sleep, will not have the same experience as someone who is mostly healthy and can prioritize 8 hours of sleep a night and doesn't have a stressful job or family issues to deal with.  Hopefully you've experienced some kind of improvement in either mood or energy, but if not, it might still happen. Just try not to miss any improvements you might have by focusing on what you haven't seen happen.
    As far as weight, during my first Whole30 I was convinced I was not losing, and maybe even gaining, right up until the very end, and then got on the scale and lost seven or eight pounds. Sometimes that's how it works. I don't know if I really wasn't losing or if it just felt that way, but just relax and see what happens at the end of the month. 
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I really don't feel that tiger blood they talk about. Don't think I've lost a lot of weight either BUT I've avoided eggs and dairy. Most importantly I've been consistent and that was the biggest reason I'm doing the W30. I already have a plan for day 31. I don't think I can go back to Keto with all of the eggs and dairy. So I'm going to adjust W30 every 30 days and just work with that. I'm not in a rush. I just need to find what works for me.
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi all. I haven't posted much on here but I have been keeping up with my Whole30 Day by Day journal. I really have been enjoying it. I think it has kept me motivated this time around. I was starting to get discouraged because as I read other people saying things like I've fit into my skinny jeans or I'm down a size or I've peaked at the scale and I'm down 10lbs. (This was the reason I pulled away from the forum.) I've felt a mental shift and took the desperation out of it. Yes I'm hoping for weight loss but the main reason I decided to do the W30 this time was to correct some digestive issue and I've done that. I'm seeing the improvements that I was hoping for so I need to take that as a huge victory. Before I couldn't go more that a few days without eating something sweet and now I've gone 19 days and I don't even crave fruit to use as a substitute for dessert. I'm trying to change behavior more then just following a set of rules. I'm already thinking about what happens on Day 31. I'm planning on relaxing the "no added sugar" rule so that I can eat the bacon, sausage and ham that I have in my freezer but I will still stay away from things like ketchup and BBQ Sauce and Salad dressings. I want to do this for 30 days. I'm thinking every 30 days to reintroduce something but in the end it won't be a lot because I was really eating W30 before by with dairy. Think of it as a really slow reintroduction. 
    NSV - I got a manicure the first week of April and my fingers still look good.
    Unfortunately, no tiger blood here. I was hoping my sleep would improve but it hasn't been consistent. This is another reason why I think I need more that just 30 days to see the improvements I want which is totally ok with me. 
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi all. I haven't posted much on here but I have been keeping up with my Whole30 Day by Day journal. I really have been enjoying it. I think it has kept me motivated this time around. I was starting to get discouraged because as I read other people saying things like I've fit into my skinny jeans or I'm down a size or I've peaked at the scale and I'm down 10lbs. (This was the reason I pulled away from the forum.) I've felt a mental shift and took the desperation out of it. Yes I'm hoping for weight loss but the main reason I decided to do the W30 this time was to correct some digestive issue and I've done that. I'm seeing the improvements that I was hoping for so I need to take that as a huge victory. Before I couldn't go more that a few days without eating something sweet and now I've gone 19 days and I don't even crave fruit to use as a substitute for dessert. I'm trying to change behavior more then just following a set of rules. I'm already thinking about what happens on Day 31. I'm planning on relaxing the "no added sugar" rule so that I can eat the bacon, sausage and ham that I have in my freezer but I will still stay away from things like ketchup and BBQ Sauce and Salad dressings. I want to do this for 30 days. I'm thinking every 30 days to reintroduce something but in the end it won't be a lot because I was really eating W30 before by with dairy. Think of it as a really slow reintroduction. 
    NSV - I got a manicure the first week of April and my fingers still look good.
    Unfortunately, no tiger blood here. I was hoping my sleep would improve but it hasn't been consistent. This is another reason why I think I need more that just 30 days to see the improvements I want which is totally ok with me. 
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi all. I haven't posted much on here but I have been keeping up with my Whole30 Day by Day journal. I really have been enjoying it. I think it has kept me motivated this time around. I was starting to get discouraged because as I read other people saying things like I've fit into my skinny jeans or I'm down a size or I've peaked at the scale and I'm down 10lbs. (This was the reason I pulled away from the forum.) I've felt a mental shift and took the desperation out of it. Yes I'm hoping for weight loss but the main reason I decided to do the W30 this time was to correct some digestive issue and I've done that. I'm seeing the improvements that I was hoping for so I need to take that as a huge victory. Before I couldn't go more that a few days without eating something sweet and now I've gone 19 days and I don't even crave fruit to use as a substitute for dessert. I'm trying to change behavior more then just following a set of rules. I'm already thinking about what happens on Day 31. I'm planning on relaxing the "no added sugar" rule so that I can eat the bacon, sausage and ham that I have in my freezer but I will still stay away from things like ketchup and BBQ Sauce and Salad dressings. I want to do this for 30 days. I'm thinking every 30 days to reintroduce something but in the end it won't be a lot because I was really eating W30 before by with dairy. Think of it as a really slow reintroduction. 
    NSV - I got a manicure the first week of April and my fingers still look good.
    Unfortunately, no tiger blood here. I was hoping my sleep would improve but it hasn't been consistent. This is another reason why I think I need more that just 30 days to see the improvements I want which is totally ok with me. 
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi all. I haven't posted much on here but I have been keeping up with my Whole30 Day by Day journal. I really have been enjoying it. I think it has kept me motivated this time around. I was starting to get discouraged because as I read other people saying things like I've fit into my skinny jeans or I'm down a size or I've peaked at the scale and I'm down 10lbs. (This was the reason I pulled away from the forum.) I've felt a mental shift and took the desperation out of it. Yes I'm hoping for weight loss but the main reason I decided to do the W30 this time was to correct some digestive issue and I've done that. I'm seeing the improvements that I was hoping for so I need to take that as a huge victory. Before I couldn't go more that a few days without eating something sweet and now I've gone 19 days and I don't even crave fruit to use as a substitute for dessert. I'm trying to change behavior more then just following a set of rules. I'm already thinking about what happens on Day 31. I'm planning on relaxing the "no added sugar" rule so that I can eat the bacon, sausage and ham that I have in my freezer but I will still stay away from things like ketchup and BBQ Sauce and Salad dressings. I want to do this for 30 days. I'm thinking every 30 days to reintroduce something but in the end it won't be a lot because I was really eating W30 before by with dairy. Think of it as a really slow reintroduction. 
    NSV - I got a manicure the first week of April and my fingers still look good.
    Unfortunately, no tiger blood here. I was hoping my sleep would improve but it hasn't been consistent. This is another reason why I think I need more that just 30 days to see the improvements I want which is totally ok with me. 
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi all. I haven't posted much on here but I have been keeping up with my Whole30 Day by Day journal. I really have been enjoying it. I think it has kept me motivated this time around. I was starting to get discouraged because as I read other people saying things like I've fit into my skinny jeans or I'm down a size or I've peaked at the scale and I'm down 10lbs. (This was the reason I pulled away from the forum.) I've felt a mental shift and took the desperation out of it. Yes I'm hoping for weight loss but the main reason I decided to do the W30 this time was to correct some digestive issue and I've done that. I'm seeing the improvements that I was hoping for so I need to take that as a huge victory. Before I couldn't go more that a few days without eating something sweet and now I've gone 19 days and I don't even crave fruit to use as a substitute for dessert. I'm trying to change behavior more then just following a set of rules. I'm already thinking about what happens on Day 31. I'm planning on relaxing the "no added sugar" rule so that I can eat the bacon, sausage and ham that I have in my freezer but I will still stay away from things like ketchup and BBQ Sauce and Salad dressings. I want to do this for 30 days. I'm thinking every 30 days to reintroduce something but in the end it won't be a lot because I was really eating W30 before by with dairy. Think of it as a really slow reintroduction. 
    NSV - I got a manicure the first week of April and my fingers still look good.
    Unfortunately, no tiger blood here. I was hoping my sleep would improve but it hasn't been consistent. This is another reason why I think I need more that just 30 days to see the improvements I want which is totally ok with me. 
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    humanitysurvey reacted to Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Great  post @humanitysurvey! So good to hear from you again! I can relate to so much of what you are saying! I agree with your reintroduction phase. Sounds good! I too like the Day by Day Whole30 journal! Really am glad to hear from you and all the input you offer! Be encouraged! xo Dianne
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi all. I haven't posted much on here but I have been keeping up with my Whole30 Day by Day journal. I really have been enjoying it. I think it has kept me motivated this time around. I was starting to get discouraged because as I read other people saying things like I've fit into my skinny jeans or I'm down a size or I've peaked at the scale and I'm down 10lbs. (This was the reason I pulled away from the forum.) I've felt a mental shift and took the desperation out of it. Yes I'm hoping for weight loss but the main reason I decided to do the W30 this time was to correct some digestive issue and I've done that. I'm seeing the improvements that I was hoping for so I need to take that as a huge victory. Before I couldn't go more that a few days without eating something sweet and now I've gone 19 days and I don't even crave fruit to use as a substitute for dessert. I'm trying to change behavior more then just following a set of rules. I'm already thinking about what happens on Day 31. I'm planning on relaxing the "no added sugar" rule so that I can eat the bacon, sausage and ham that I have in my freezer but I will still stay away from things like ketchup and BBQ Sauce and Salad dressings. I want to do this for 30 days. I'm thinking every 30 days to reintroduce something but in the end it won't be a lot because I was really eating W30 before by with dairy. Think of it as a really slow reintroduction. 
    NSV - I got a manicure the first week of April and my fingers still look good.
    Unfortunately, no tiger blood here. I was hoping my sleep would improve but it hasn't been consistent. This is another reason why I think I need more that just 30 days to see the improvements I want which is totally ok with me. 
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    humanitysurvey got a reaction from SusanSusan33 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Day 2 meals
    Meal 1 cauliflower rice, sauteed onions peppers and andouille sausage and ghee.

    Meal 2 - Salad of chicken, onions, avocados, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, walnuts, balsamic vinegar, prunes

    Meal 3 - Roasted broccoli, meatballs and saurkret
    I walked this morning. I'm starting to get a headache and feel tired. Hopefully it won't last too many days.

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    humanitysurvey reacted to bigmamabird in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Oh my goodness, you guys!  Zoodles!!!
    Last week I was lax on getting my vegetables so that's what I'm focusing on this week.  I made some butternut squash zoodles with meatballs and pasta sauce, it was delicious!  It wasn't Pasta Carbonera or anything, but it was a very tasty, fun way to get some veggies into my meal.  I am going to spiralize all the vegetables!