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    Cbg84 reacted to Ash in the Mountains in Whole30 & Trying To Conceive   
    Hey ladies! So I started my Whole60 on January 1, 2017 and conceived on March 2nd! I had classic CM that cycle. I am a believer it helped with my PCOS and I plan to do another Whole60 when it is time for Baby 3. I’ve included a pic of my success story

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    Cbg84 reacted to Ash in the Mountains in Whole30 & Trying To Conceive   
    Hey ladies, I just wanted to update you all to say that Whole30 worked for me! I actually did a Whole60, as I thought it would take me more than the one cycle to get my hormones regulated. Only 3 days after finishing, I conceived! I definitely think Whole30 worked. I had been charting cervical fluid, basal body temperature, OPKs, the works. I was concerned that I was seeing very little fertile cervical fluid, and my temperatures seemed very low (mid 96's). The cycle during the second half of my Whole60 I had classic fertile cervical fluid for the first time. I also lost 13 pounds, so I am starting this pregnancy at a better weight than I would have without Whole30  Feeling happy!
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    Cbg84 got a reaction from Dayhiker in Why does every can of tuna contain soy??   
    If you are worried about the mercury level, see if you can find Safe Catch tuna. They were on shark tank the other night, and while their pitch didnt go over very well, I've  been buying he tuna for a few months and its delicious! My local Whole Foods doesn't  have it but my Luckys Market does. They even have an elite one that is supposedly safe for pregnant women.
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    Cbg84 reacted to SugarcubeOD in Day 11...and I'm feeling it! Help me stay on track--PLEASE!   
    Hey there!
    First, good for you for not going off plan! I know you said you were disappointed that you couldn't go get the bottle of merlot, but that baby will be there for you when you're done! There's nothing about merlot that's going to make this better, believe me.
    Your hubby sounds AMAZING! Make sure you give him some snuggles when you're feeling a little less stabby because he sounds great.
    I'm really sorry to hear that you have to go to your MIL's during this... well, I"m sorry you have to go there at all if she sucks
    What types of things do you think you can do or come up with with your hubby to manage?
    I'll start with some suggestions and maybe they'll help you brainstorm or others, because food and alcohol aren't the only way we can cope and this program is just as much about learning to cope without food as it is about what's on your plate.
    Come up with a secret code that you and your hubby only know that means you sneak out to the garage for a hug and pep talk.
    Focus on the positive... I know she's a pain but she gave birth to your hubby so there must be SOMETHING good about her... think of what it is now and then focus on that when she's dancing around on your last nerve.
    Do they have an enormous bath tub or a hot tub or a shower with an awesome shower head? Make use of it!
    Go for a walk in their neighbourhood (either with or without them) and take one awesome picture to post back here when you're back.
    Come HERE for a pep talk while you're there! You must have a tablet or iPhone or the like to be able to check in with us.
    Make a running list of all the moments you're overcoming while there.
    And finally... go inside yourself and pull out your feeling of virtuousness. YOU are doing THIS and it's HARD. And she's not going to derail you, no sireebob! You are going to smile inside every time you pass up something and walk away with a smile on your face because you're investing in you... I mean, really, in this day and age, how often can we say that we're doing something ONLY for ourselves... not often, so celebrate this!!
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    Cbg84 reacted to praxisproject in Sustaining a real food lifestyle living with your non-real food spouse   
    I do this
     
    One thing to accept is that you can't force someone else to change their eating habits. If you try, it'll be all compliant at home and binge eating somewhere else (that's not a healthy relationship with food either). Beware victories and battles, where attempts at behaviour change are being made, these aren't always good for relationships and it can be easy to step over boundaries if you're only focusing on food. If there's fighting over any of it, you may need some agreed food groundrules.
     
    It *is* easier for them in the kitchen and they're not going to be inspired to do extra cooking for you or to spend more time cooking, if they're happy with how things are. It's always easier to cheat, but if it's occurring regularly, then not cheating may be too hard somewhere, but that doesn't mean he has to change to stop the cheating. Temptation will always be around, even if he was 100% compliant, you'll still be exposed to temptations everywhere you go.
     
    Look for kitchen optimisation, faster cooked meals, not having to store as much food, less time shopping etc. Food jail is not mandatory! Work out what the trigger points are for cheating (tired, hungry, nothing prepared, etc) and address the causes behind each trigger.
     
    Eating together and cooking times are logistics Neither of these require him to change what he's eating. 
     
    A 3yo can't make their own food, if it worries you what she's eating because of dad's example, that's a conversation you can have, but it is still something that can be changed without him having to change what he's eating.
     
    If you haven't found any yet, make sure you have a few places you can go out to together and eat. Even if you don't use them often, it's important to have a known "safe place" you can go to, without wondering if you can eat there or not (uncertainty can be stressful for you and him).
     
    Picky eaters often have other priorities, like food they don't want to spit out or throw up A lot of picky eaters have sensory revulsion to textures and ingredients, etc, so trying to find things they like can be a lot of work (and very unpleasant work for them). They have to want to participate, or they're just eating horrible things under duress. There's a lot of posts in the kids section to do with sensory food issues, but they're just as common in adults.
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    Cbg84 reacted to katieblue in My first Whole30 NSV's!! :)   
    Okay, I HAVE to add this on here, because this is an ENORMOUS NSV in disguise!
    Today, I was making the carrot cake I'm bringing to Easter dinner (completely non-compliant, but I wasn't planning on partaking). Anyway, I got some frosting on my hand, and just like that, the sugar dragon opened her eyes and I slipped right into automatic licking it off. Before I knew it, one taste turned into two, and then eating it off the beaters, then out of the bowl. I could feel it sitting heavily in my stomach, and I kept telling myself to stop, that this wasn't the plan, that this would screw up my reintro. But I didn't stop until it was all gone and I felt thoroughly nauseous and ballooned out. And then I got really upset with myself - but then I remembered some of the things I've read on here. I remembered the kind words of mods to others who have gone off the rails. I remembered that I am an adult and that this was my choice. I didn't HAVE to eat it. The frosting and the sugar dragon don't control me. Even if it felt like I didn't have a choice, I did. I chose to make the cake and be around it, and I chose to keep eating it. And then I moved on. I drank a lot of water, I ate a compliant dinner as planned, and I went for a walk. My head is pounding now and I still feel bloated and gross. But I feel SO happy that I'm not hating myself. I feel more peaceful than I ever have for bingeing on anything. It is what it is. It happened, and I'm moving on. I have a new Whole 30 planned for April 1, and until then, I'll continue on making good choices, not ones that make me feel like this.
    And I think my sugar dragon feels sick, too, because I didn't want any dessert after dinner.
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    Cbg84 reacted to Tom Denham in Day 26: Bummed about no weight loss   
    I never lost more than 2 pounds per month, but I lost 2 pounds every month for 15 months in a row. I don't feel even a little bit sorry for you. 
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    Cbg84 reacted to jburth7 in Day 26: Bummed about no weight loss   
    Also is it possible the weight you're at is really a good weight for you and the additional 6-8 lbs is more what society thinks you should look like?
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    Cbg84 reacted to jmcbn in Day 26: Bummed about no weight loss   
    I've never lost weight eating this way. Not a single pound. And I've been eating this way for well over a year now. I haven't weighed myself since after the first 30 odd days, but I reckon I've probably gained weight, I know I've lost body fat though - I traded it up for lean muscle.

    The number on the scale to me is irrelevant because I look and feel so much better. My sleep is better, my skin is clearer, my moods are stable, my nails are strong, my hair grows like wild fire and my hairdresser constantly comments about how shiny & healthy it looks & how quickly it grows. In fact people are constantly telling me how healthy I look.

    Like everyone *I* think I could probably lose a few pounds, but my body has very obviously found it's natural weight.

    If you want to lose body fat (notice I don't say lose weight...) I'd think about switching a few of those cardio sessions for some strength training. Even when resting muscle uses more energy than fat, so it will continue to burn long after you've finished your training session.. 
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    Cbg84 reacted to katieblue in Sweet Potato Side Dishes that aren't butter/cinnamon?   
    I don't think I've ever even heard of Japanese sweet potatoes! I wonder if anywhere near me might have them..
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    Cbg84 reacted to Carlaccini in Day 27 and.....   
    Take a really deep breath.....and another one.
     
    I've been there.  Really I have.  My SO supposedly "did" a whole 30 with me.  He had wine on day 13, and birthday cake on day 17.  And he kept on saying that he was doing a whole 30.  I nagged him, and explained things - but it was like I was talking to a wall - was he eating better - yes he was.  I gave him credit there.  But outright told him that he couldn't say that he was doing a whole 30, because he wasn't.  He was doing his own thing.  
     
    So stop getting angry and just give him credit for doing better.  Guys don't generally get into the rules and regulations like we do.  To them they are just eating better - and that's all that matters to them.
     
    Yes I know what it feels like want to strangle your SO - but don't like that anger get in the way of acknowledging the positive changes he HAS made....
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    Cbg84 reacted to Doge1117 in Trouble starting   
    Prove yourself wrong. It is the most exhilarating feeling.
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    Cbg84 reacted to Mistyfire in Too picky, too expensive, too much time   
    This morning I got up, turned the oven on, made coffee, dumped a big bag of frozen broccoli on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, spritzed it with olive oil, popped it in the oven and went for my shower. Then I while browned my pork and onions for a scrambled egg mix, broccoli was done. Scoped them into a container and dumped 2 bags of frozen Asian mix veg onto the same parchment paper. Spritzed and popped into the oven. Ate my leisurely breakfast and vegs were done. Dumped a bag of frozen cauliflower on the same parchment paper, spritzed with olive oil and into the oven. Threw a load of wash in, paid some bills and did a quick clean of the bathroom. Cauliflower done. Dumped a bag of frozen spinach in same parchment paper and read the newspaper. Done.
    I now have over 15 cups of cooked vegs for less than $7.00. I also have leftover pork sausage mix. I spent hardly any time in the kitchen and have minimal cleanup. I will fill a 3 cup container with a mix of these vegs, add my protein, top with olive oil and whatever spices grab me. It'll taste different every day. The good smell of my lunch reheating inspires the envy of my co-workers. This meal actually holds me a solid 5 hours. Thank you Mel Joulwan for your hot plates!
    3 hours into my day I ate a good breakfast, did laundry, did cleaning chores, read the paper, paid bills AND cooked all my lunches. Now it's time to go play.
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    Cbg84 reacted to picklepolkas in Picklepolka's Whole30 Log   
    so i'm sitting here surrounded by the carnage of my latest candy binge. i don't even like dove chocolate hearts that much, but i had them, so i ate them. a lot of them. the growing pile  mountain of wrappers has finally convinced me to bite the bullet and dive in to the second whole30 attempt i've been contemplating for the last couple of weeks. so today is day 0. 
     
    i tried once before and was undone around day 21 (i know, seriously, so close) by an out-of-town bridal shower.    I felt great while i was doing it, though, but have since let sugar (and other things...looking at you, diet pepsi) back into my life in a big way.   i'm hoping that this log will introduce some much needed accountability to my whole30 this time around. 
     
    off to chop some vegetables for a crockpot roast and cross my fingers that Emily, Twin doesn't get the rose tonight! 
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    Cbg84 reacted to Doge1117 in Day 27 and seriously want to quit.   
    Min: Correct, you are not a failure. Good grief, you put in almost four weeks of eating great, healthy food, and you learned about yourself, took on challenges, and lost weight. The Whole30 is there for you if you want to come back. You may feel later that you are ready; you may not. But you can ride your own bike with some wisdom now.
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    Cbg84 got a reaction from Doge1117 in Day 27 and seriously want to quit.   
    I lost 3 pounds during my most recent whole 30 and while I have LOTS more to lose I considered it a success. I'd say 5.6 pounds in 27 days is awesome!!! Especially if you are near your period (we all know that affects EVERYTHING in ways we probably can't even understand!)
    Have you experienced any other non scale victories (sleeping better, less seasonal allergies etc). Try to focus on those more than that pesky number on the scale!
    If you do say screw whole 30 and go out for some drinks and a "good meal" do you really think you will feel better? My guess is you won't. I honestly almost had a meltdown recently and was debating giving in on day 20something because of cramps and hormones. I seriously wanted to grab my sisters bottle of wine and guzzle the whole thing while crying on the kitchen floor. Instead, I ate a handful of olives, my sister gave me a hug, and then she helped me finish making one of my favorite whole 30 comfort meals. (Whole roasted chicken, mashed Japanese sweet potatoes with ghee and coconut milk, and well fed coconut almond green beans. Better than any "good meal" you can get in a restaurant -seriously!) I wanted a glass of wine and some potato chips so badly, but knowing that I was strong enough to get through that was such an incredible and empowering feeling!
    I know it seems daunting when you have a lot of weight to lose but please don't give up. I know you can do this! If you look through the forums you will see other posts about people not losing weight and being discouraged. It can truly put a lot into perspective!
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    Cbg84 reacted to GFChris in Day 30 and no improvement :(   
    Ok, I would respectfully counter that your friend's approach is not the healthier way to go.  She's losing weight that she doesn't need to: it actually sounds like she's undernourishing and underfeeding herself.  It doesn't sound like that's what you want, if you truly want a healthy way of eating.
    We are all individual snowflakes, with different health histories and various factors at play in our physical makeup, which will affect our pace of change.  As you commented earlier, you've had years of health challenges with your body: it's unrealistic that would completely turn around in a month's time. So, you inch forward  for now: give your body the care and time it needs to heal.
     
    Can you love you and your body now, no matter what the number on the scale says?
    In the most gentle way possible, I advise you to please stop comparing yourself to others and focus on your progress and how you feel in your overall health, excluding the number on the scale.  This article may help put things into perspective.
    What feels hard to you?  Maybe folks here can offer suggestions for taking the pressure off.
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    Cbg84 got a reaction from Doge1117 in Day 27 and seriously want to quit.   
    I lost 3 pounds during my most recent whole 30 and while I have LOTS more to lose I considered it a success. I'd say 5.6 pounds in 27 days is awesome!!! Especially if you are near your period (we all know that affects EVERYTHING in ways we probably can't even understand!)
    Have you experienced any other non scale victories (sleeping better, less seasonal allergies etc). Try to focus on those more than that pesky number on the scale!
    If you do say screw whole 30 and go out for some drinks and a "good meal" do you really think you will feel better? My guess is you won't. I honestly almost had a meltdown recently and was debating giving in on day 20something because of cramps and hormones. I seriously wanted to grab my sisters bottle of wine and guzzle the whole thing while crying on the kitchen floor. Instead, I ate a handful of olives, my sister gave me a hug, and then she helped me finish making one of my favorite whole 30 comfort meals. (Whole roasted chicken, mashed Japanese sweet potatoes with ghee and coconut milk, and well fed coconut almond green beans. Better than any "good meal" you can get in a restaurant -seriously!) I wanted a glass of wine and some potato chips so badly, but knowing that I was strong enough to get through that was such an incredible and empowering feeling!
    I know it seems daunting when you have a lot of weight to lose but please don't give up. I know you can do this! If you look through the forums you will see other posts about people not losing weight and being discouraged. It can truly put a lot into perspective!
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    Cbg84 got a reaction from Doge1117 in Day 27 and seriously want to quit.   
    I lost 3 pounds during my most recent whole 30 and while I have LOTS more to lose I considered it a success. I'd say 5.6 pounds in 27 days is awesome!!! Especially if you are near your period (we all know that affects EVERYTHING in ways we probably can't even understand!)
    Have you experienced any other non scale victories (sleeping better, less seasonal allergies etc). Try to focus on those more than that pesky number on the scale!
    If you do say screw whole 30 and go out for some drinks and a "good meal" do you really think you will feel better? My guess is you won't. I honestly almost had a meltdown recently and was debating giving in on day 20something because of cramps and hormones. I seriously wanted to grab my sisters bottle of wine and guzzle the whole thing while crying on the kitchen floor. Instead, I ate a handful of olives, my sister gave me a hug, and then she helped me finish making one of my favorite whole 30 comfort meals. (Whole roasted chicken, mashed Japanese sweet potatoes with ghee and coconut milk, and well fed coconut almond green beans. Better than any "good meal" you can get in a restaurant -seriously!) I wanted a glass of wine and some potato chips so badly, but knowing that I was strong enough to get through that was such an incredible and empowering feeling!
    I know it seems daunting when you have a lot of weight to lose but please don't give up. I know you can do this! If you look through the forums you will see other posts about people not losing weight and being discouraged. It can truly put a lot into perspective!
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    Cbg84 reacted to Brewer5 in Brewer5: A Fresh Start   
    Dancing around to the new Adele CD counts as a lot of steps, if you're shaking it right -- and I recommend this to everyone!
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    Cbg84 got a reaction from Doge1117 in Day 27 and seriously want to quit.   
    I lost 3 pounds during my most recent whole 30 and while I have LOTS more to lose I considered it a success. I'd say 5.6 pounds in 27 days is awesome!!! Especially if you are near your period (we all know that affects EVERYTHING in ways we probably can't even understand!)
    Have you experienced any other non scale victories (sleeping better, less seasonal allergies etc). Try to focus on those more than that pesky number on the scale!
    If you do say screw whole 30 and go out for some drinks and a "good meal" do you really think you will feel better? My guess is you won't. I honestly almost had a meltdown recently and was debating giving in on day 20something because of cramps and hormones. I seriously wanted to grab my sisters bottle of wine and guzzle the whole thing while crying on the kitchen floor. Instead, I ate a handful of olives, my sister gave me a hug, and then she helped me finish making one of my favorite whole 30 comfort meals. (Whole roasted chicken, mashed Japanese sweet potatoes with ghee and coconut milk, and well fed coconut almond green beans. Better than any "good meal" you can get in a restaurant -seriously!) I wanted a glass of wine and some potato chips so badly, but knowing that I was strong enough to get through that was such an incredible and empowering feeling!
    I know it seems daunting when you have a lot of weight to lose but please don't give up. I know you can do this! If you look through the forums you will see other posts about people not losing weight and being discouraged. It can truly put a lot into perspective!
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    Cbg84 reacted to SpunkyBug in Anyone fancy a Well Fed challenge?   
    I am eating leftover coconut-almond green beans right now -- one of my absolute faves from Well Fed. That sauce would be good on anything.
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    Cbg84 got a reaction from lori_vt in Starting 1/4/16   
    I can't believe tomorrow is day 30 already! Congrats to all of us for starting out 2016 in a healthy way.
    It sounds like everyone has a pretty good handle on what they would like to do for reintros, but I'm not really sure what to do. The only thing I really miss is wine. I've never liked beans, I'm already weird about cheese (I'm pretty sure dairy and I don't agree), and I'm more into salty foods than sweets anyway. Pasta and bread are good but I can do without. And honestly in the past 29 days there were really only 2 times that I really really wanted a drink. (One was terrible, stupid PMS, but some olives and my sister helped me through it and I am now stronger for knowing I can deal). We are celebrating my mom's birthday at a winery this weekend and while I havent decided definitely I will probably have a glass or two. I honestly think I am strong enough to keep it at 2 and say no to cheese and cake. It definitely helps that I'm planning to pack a picnic and will have plenty of delicious whole 30 compliant food to share.
    After that I may go back to strict whole 30 for a while. I know I feel better when I eat like this, and I think I have some more healing to do. But then on the other hand, I would like to go to a restaurant again at some point and not have to question everything, and know for sure what I should steer clear of. Maybe I should go ahead and do reintros now and I can always come back to another whole 30 anytime.
    I guess I'm just going to take it day by day for now. No matter what happens, I'm sooooo glad I started when I did!
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    Cbg84 reacted to frogtox in Starting 1/4/16   
    Happy day 30 everyone!
     
    I weighed in this morning and lost 10 pounds. I'm so happy! More importantly, I feel better (and lighter).
     
    I'm really going to try to stick with a whole30-esque diet for as long as possible, but looking forward to not having to read every single label.
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    Cbg84 got a reaction from Alix B. in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When they go into target to buy a birthday present and almost forget about said present because, frozen veggies are crazy on sale (ooh an excuse to make well fed spinach and meat muffins), and have you seen their selection of la croix?