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    drbambi got a reaction from mdraeger in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Good for you mdraeger!!!  I can relate to so much of what you say, especially in regard to wine.  I have used this, my 1st W30, as a way to gain better self-control for the long-haul, particularly in regard to alcohol and cheese.  I am on Day 29 by the way.  It's been so good for me, both physically and emotionally.  I appreciate your open, vulnerable disclosures.
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    drbambi got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I haven't had coconut butter... not even sure where to get that??? So I have also had people comment on my skin, and then I read about how good ghee is for your skin... must be that cuz I eat it every day.  I've done pretty well with the no alcohol, surprisingly well actually, but a real challenge will be this Friday night when there's a surprise bday party for my step-daughter... Sushi and lots of drinking!!!  I will bring my Pelligrino and limes, and something I can eat (don't like sushi without the rice etc)   I feel like my clothes are getting a little looser, maybe.  My best friend said I look "leaner" so that's nice, but I do need to drop 30 lbs over the next year or so... I'm certain I will only lose 8-10 lbs on this W30, and YES I know this isn't about weight loss but a little drop would be nice!
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    drbambi got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I haven't had coconut butter... not even sure where to get that??? So I have also had people comment on my skin, and then I read about how good ghee is for your skin... must be that cuz I eat it every day.  I've done pretty well with the no alcohol, surprisingly well actually, but a real challenge will be this Friday night when there's a surprise bday party for my step-daughter... Sushi and lots of drinking!!!  I will bring my Pelligrino and limes, and something I can eat (don't like sushi without the rice etc)   I feel like my clothes are getting a little looser, maybe.  My best friend said I look "leaner" so that's nice, but I do need to drop 30 lbs over the next year or so... I'm certain I will only lose 8-10 lbs on this W30, and YES I know this isn't about weight loss but a little drop would be nice!
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    drbambi got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 17 done.  Loving this W30 plan!  Made the pot roast recipe from W30 book today and it was delicious!!!  And I can't believe I never had GHEE before this plan!  I absolutely love it, and plan to permanently replace butter with ghee.  One more thing I noticed today... I'm not even thinking about wine and cheese anymore... that sure is nice
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    drbambi got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 17 done.  Loving this W30 plan!  Made the pot roast recipe from W30 book today and it was delicious!!!  And I can't believe I never had GHEE before this plan!  I absolutely love it, and plan to permanently replace butter with ghee.  One more thing I noticed today... I'm not even thinking about wine and cheese anymore... that sure is nice
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    drbambi got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 17 done.  Loving this W30 plan!  Made the pot roast recipe from W30 book today and it was delicious!!!  And I can't believe I never had GHEE before this plan!  I absolutely love it, and plan to permanently replace butter with ghee.  One more thing I noticed today... I'm not even thinking about wine and cheese anymore... that sure is nice
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    drbambi got a reaction from Mistyfire in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi there my friends!  Day 12 for me.  Going strong, even though it's "that time" for me... a little hungrier than usual and letting myself eat a little more.  I'm not a sugar junkie, but I always crave chocolate during the first two days.  I had my hubby hide the butterfinger cups leftover from Christmas because they are just too tempting!!!!
     
    So something AMAZING is happening to my body.  I have had chronic shoulder and neck pain since 2005 (probably old gymnastics injuries) due to stenosis, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease blah blah blah in my C3-C7.  Anyway, I live with it and don't use pain meds or anything.  I go to massage about 1-2 times per month.  Yesterday, I had my first massage since starting my W30... my massage therapist couldn't believe the difference in my body... she said it was like working on a different body!!!  My muscles are much less tense and she found WAY less issues that needed work.  And she couldn't believe the difference in my skin.  She said she can't wait to see the differences in 2 more weeks.  I felt so validated for what I've been doing with this W30!!!  My pain was worse the first few days, but now I can honestly say my pain level has improved 60-70 percent... it is truly remarkable.  I guess this W30 plan REALLY DOES reduce systemic inflammation because my body is loving it  
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    drbambi got a reaction from Mistyfire in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi there my friends!  Day 12 for me.  Going strong, even though it's "that time" for me... a little hungrier than usual and letting myself eat a little more.  I'm not a sugar junkie, but I always crave chocolate during the first two days.  I had my hubby hide the butterfinger cups leftover from Christmas because they are just too tempting!!!!
     
    So something AMAZING is happening to my body.  I have had chronic shoulder and neck pain since 2005 (probably old gymnastics injuries) due to stenosis, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease blah blah blah in my C3-C7.  Anyway, I live with it and don't use pain meds or anything.  I go to massage about 1-2 times per month.  Yesterday, I had my first massage since starting my W30... my massage therapist couldn't believe the difference in my body... she said it was like working on a different body!!!  My muscles are much less tense and she found WAY less issues that needed work.  And she couldn't believe the difference in my skin.  She said she can't wait to see the differences in 2 more weeks.  I felt so validated for what I've been doing with this W30!!!  My pain was worse the first few days, but now I can honestly say my pain level has improved 60-70 percent... it is truly remarkable.  I guess this W30 plan REALLY DOES reduce systemic inflammation because my body is loving it  
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    drbambi got a reaction from Mistyfire in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi there my friends!  Day 12 for me.  Going strong, even though it's "that time" for me... a little hungrier than usual and letting myself eat a little more.  I'm not a sugar junkie, but I always crave chocolate during the first two days.  I had my hubby hide the butterfinger cups leftover from Christmas because they are just too tempting!!!!
     
    So something AMAZING is happening to my body.  I have had chronic shoulder and neck pain since 2005 (probably old gymnastics injuries) due to stenosis, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease blah blah blah in my C3-C7.  Anyway, I live with it and don't use pain meds or anything.  I go to massage about 1-2 times per month.  Yesterday, I had my first massage since starting my W30... my massage therapist couldn't believe the difference in my body... she said it was like working on a different body!!!  My muscles are much less tense and she found WAY less issues that needed work.  And she couldn't believe the difference in my skin.  She said she can't wait to see the differences in 2 more weeks.  I felt so validated for what I've been doing with this W30!!!  My pain was worse the first few days, but now I can honestly say my pain level has improved 60-70 percent... it is truly remarkable.  I guess this W30 plan REALLY DOES reduce systemic inflammation because my body is loving it  
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    drbambi got a reaction from Mistyfire in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi there my friends!  Day 12 for me.  Going strong, even though it's "that time" for me... a little hungrier than usual and letting myself eat a little more.  I'm not a sugar junkie, but I always crave chocolate during the first two days.  I had my hubby hide the butterfinger cups leftover from Christmas because they are just too tempting!!!!
     
    So something AMAZING is happening to my body.  I have had chronic shoulder and neck pain since 2005 (probably old gymnastics injuries) due to stenosis, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease blah blah blah in my C3-C7.  Anyway, I live with it and don't use pain meds or anything.  I go to massage about 1-2 times per month.  Yesterday, I had my first massage since starting my W30... my massage therapist couldn't believe the difference in my body... she said it was like working on a different body!!!  My muscles are much less tense and she found WAY less issues that needed work.  And she couldn't believe the difference in my skin.  She said she can't wait to see the differences in 2 more weeks.  I felt so validated for what I've been doing with this W30!!!  My pain was worse the first few days, but now I can honestly say my pain level has improved 60-70 percent... it is truly remarkable.  I guess this W30 plan REALLY DOES reduce systemic inflammation because my body is loving it  
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    drbambi got a reaction from Mistyfire in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi there my friends!  Day 12 for me.  Going strong, even though it's "that time" for me... a little hungrier than usual and letting myself eat a little more.  I'm not a sugar junkie, but I always crave chocolate during the first two days.  I had my hubby hide the butterfinger cups leftover from Christmas because they are just too tempting!!!!
     
    So something AMAZING is happening to my body.  I have had chronic shoulder and neck pain since 2005 (probably old gymnastics injuries) due to stenosis, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease blah blah blah in my C3-C7.  Anyway, I live with it and don't use pain meds or anything.  I go to massage about 1-2 times per month.  Yesterday, I had my first massage since starting my W30... my massage therapist couldn't believe the difference in my body... she said it was like working on a different body!!!  My muscles are much less tense and she found WAY less issues that needed work.  And she couldn't believe the difference in my skin.  She said she can't wait to see the differences in 2 more weeks.  I felt so validated for what I've been doing with this W30!!!  My pain was worse the first few days, but now I can honestly say my pain level has improved 60-70 percent... it is truly remarkable.  I guess this W30 plan REALLY DOES reduce systemic inflammation because my body is loving it  
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    drbambi got a reaction from Mistyfire in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi there my friends!  Day 12 for me.  Going strong, even though it's "that time" for me... a little hungrier than usual and letting myself eat a little more.  I'm not a sugar junkie, but I always crave chocolate during the first two days.  I had my hubby hide the butterfinger cups leftover from Christmas because they are just too tempting!!!!
     
    So something AMAZING is happening to my body.  I have had chronic shoulder and neck pain since 2005 (probably old gymnastics injuries) due to stenosis, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease blah blah blah in my C3-C7.  Anyway, I live with it and don't use pain meds or anything.  I go to massage about 1-2 times per month.  Yesterday, I had my first massage since starting my W30... my massage therapist couldn't believe the difference in my body... she said it was like working on a different body!!!  My muscles are much less tense and she found WAY less issues that needed work.  And she couldn't believe the difference in my skin.  She said she can't wait to see the differences in 2 more weeks.  I felt so validated for what I've been doing with this W30!!!  My pain was worse the first few days, but now I can honestly say my pain level has improved 60-70 percent... it is truly remarkable.  I guess this W30 plan REALLY DOES reduce systemic inflammation because my body is loving it  
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    drbambi got a reaction from Mistyfire in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi there my friends!  Day 12 for me.  Going strong, even though it's "that time" for me... a little hungrier than usual and letting myself eat a little more.  I'm not a sugar junkie, but I always crave chocolate during the first two days.  I had my hubby hide the butterfinger cups leftover from Christmas because they are just too tempting!!!!
     
    So something AMAZING is happening to my body.  I have had chronic shoulder and neck pain since 2005 (probably old gymnastics injuries) due to stenosis, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease blah blah blah in my C3-C7.  Anyway, I live with it and don't use pain meds or anything.  I go to massage about 1-2 times per month.  Yesterday, I had my first massage since starting my W30... my massage therapist couldn't believe the difference in my body... she said it was like working on a different body!!!  My muscles are much less tense and she found WAY less issues that needed work.  And she couldn't believe the difference in my skin.  She said she can't wait to see the differences in 2 more weeks.  I felt so validated for what I've been doing with this W30!!!  My pain was worse the first few days, but now I can honestly say my pain level has improved 60-70 percent... it is truly remarkable.  I guess this W30 plan REALLY DOES reduce systemic inflammation because my body is loving it  
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    drbambi got a reaction from Mistyfire in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi there my friends!  Day 12 for me.  Going strong, even though it's "that time" for me... a little hungrier than usual and letting myself eat a little more.  I'm not a sugar junkie, but I always crave chocolate during the first two days.  I had my hubby hide the butterfinger cups leftover from Christmas because they are just too tempting!!!!
     
    So something AMAZING is happening to my body.  I have had chronic shoulder and neck pain since 2005 (probably old gymnastics injuries) due to stenosis, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease blah blah blah in my C3-C7.  Anyway, I live with it and don't use pain meds or anything.  I go to massage about 1-2 times per month.  Yesterday, I had my first massage since starting my W30... my massage therapist couldn't believe the difference in my body... she said it was like working on a different body!!!  My muscles are much less tense and she found WAY less issues that needed work.  And she couldn't believe the difference in my skin.  She said she can't wait to see the differences in 2 more weeks.  I felt so validated for what I've been doing with this W30!!!  My pain was worse the first few days, but now I can honestly say my pain level has improved 60-70 percent... it is truly remarkable.  I guess this W30 plan REALLY DOES reduce systemic inflammation because my body is loving it  
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    drbambi got a reaction from Mistyfire in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi there my friends!  Day 12 for me.  Going strong, even though it's "that time" for me... a little hungrier than usual and letting myself eat a little more.  I'm not a sugar junkie, but I always crave chocolate during the first two days.  I had my hubby hide the butterfinger cups leftover from Christmas because they are just too tempting!!!!
     
    So something AMAZING is happening to my body.  I have had chronic shoulder and neck pain since 2005 (probably old gymnastics injuries) due to stenosis, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease blah blah blah in my C3-C7.  Anyway, I live with it and don't use pain meds or anything.  I go to massage about 1-2 times per month.  Yesterday, I had my first massage since starting my W30... my massage therapist couldn't believe the difference in my body... she said it was like working on a different body!!!  My muscles are much less tense and she found WAY less issues that needed work.  And she couldn't believe the difference in my skin.  She said she can't wait to see the differences in 2 more weeks.  I felt so validated for what I've been doing with this W30!!!  My pain was worse the first few days, but now I can honestly say my pain level has improved 60-70 percent... it is truly remarkable.  I guess this W30 plan REALLY DOES reduce systemic inflammation because my body is loving it  
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    drbambi got a reaction from Mistyfire in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi there my friends!  Day 12 for me.  Going strong, even though it's "that time" for me... a little hungrier than usual and letting myself eat a little more.  I'm not a sugar junkie, but I always crave chocolate during the first two days.  I had my hubby hide the butterfinger cups leftover from Christmas because they are just too tempting!!!!
     
    So something AMAZING is happening to my body.  I have had chronic shoulder and neck pain since 2005 (probably old gymnastics injuries) due to stenosis, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease blah blah blah in my C3-C7.  Anyway, I live with it and don't use pain meds or anything.  I go to massage about 1-2 times per month.  Yesterday, I had my first massage since starting my W30... my massage therapist couldn't believe the difference in my body... she said it was like working on a different body!!!  My muscles are much less tense and she found WAY less issues that needed work.  And she couldn't believe the difference in my skin.  She said she can't wait to see the differences in 2 more weeks.  I felt so validated for what I've been doing with this W30!!!  My pain was worse the first few days, but now I can honestly say my pain level has improved 60-70 percent... it is truly remarkable.  I guess this W30 plan REALLY DOES reduce systemic inflammation because my body is loving it  
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    drbambi reacted to greenhm in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 13 done! Haven't checked in in a couple of days. But yesterday and today were AWESOME! I felt great! Consistent energy, alert, good mood, able to focus, and I got a lot done today. I have started back at CrossFit as well, which I think has given me a bit of a self-esteem/confidence boost (thereby leading to a good mood ). I worked up to a 3-rep back squat of 125lbs! I did CrossFit for 2 years then took some time off. I've thought about it on and off, but realized over the last week that I was really missing it - the exercise, social aspect, the community, motivation, pushing myself, having a trainer, and the pride / confidence I felt doing it. So even though my back squat wasn't the same as I'd been able to do before, I wasn't hard on myself. I thought about it, then focused on congratulating myself for starting back up in the first place! I know that I'll build back up in no time . I felt energized after. Honestly, today I didn't stop (in a good way). I got up at a good time, I made a good breakfast, went to CrossFit, played outside with my dog, and got a bunch of house chores off my to-do list, and even watched some Netflix in there to relax after dinner . With all of this, I'm crossing my fingers, I'll be tired out and have an awesome night's sleep (which has improved, but not 100% yet). Yay
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    drbambi got a reaction from rosecord in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    1st Dining Out Experience, Day 9.  Had Club Soda with Lime (instead of wine or martini).  Brought my own W30 compliant salad dressing (and it was actually pretty yummy).  Had the hamburger steak with sauteed mushrooms and onions (I usually have this with cheese and the foccacia bread that comes with it).  No, I didn't ask if the beef was from grass-fed cows... No, I didn't ask what was in the seasoning on the meat... No, I didn't ask what was in the mushroom and onion sautee.  I felt I was as cautious as I wanted to be.  Yea, I could be that person that asks if there is sugar in the meat seasoning (and have it plain) or butter used in the mush/onion sautee (and not have the sautee)... the thing is that I don't feel comfortable being that rigid when I'm dining out (which I do very rarely anyway).  I am certainly not judging people that do adhere that closely to the plan when dining out, it's just that I know I won't ever want to do that.  Did I mention I had the "salad" as my side dish?  I usually have the parmesan-cilantro garlic fries with ranch dressing... and I'm telling you they are to DIE FOR!!!  Two of my friends sat right next to and across from me and ate those parmesan garlic fries (they smelled soooooooo good)... I didn't even ask for a single one.  For the record, I have NOT cheated one little bit on my W30... perhaps I got a bit of sugar in the meat seasoning or a little butter in my sautee tonight...  I'm okay with that.  I am pretty proud of myself for the DRASTIC changes I have made and continue to make in my food and drink consumption during this W30 challenge.  I know myself well enough to know that, if I get freakishly rigid, I will completely swing the other way when my W30 is accomplished.  Instead, I want to incorporate the long-term, life-changing aspects of the W30.  I found myself thinking tonight at dinner "Wow this hamburger steak tastes really delicious even without the cheese... I'm so full I didn't even miss the bread... I am laughing and having a great time with my friends and I didn't even have any wine... my dinner was great and I didn't have THE garlic fries..."  You get the idea.  Maybe some of this sounds ridiculous to people with much better habits than me, but these are important discoveries for me right now.  Soooo, I'm feeling strong and I'm feeling good.  Most importantly, I'm feeling empowered and in control... it's nice To all of you that stay current  on this forum, thanks for listening.  Thank you for your support.  We ARE doing this!!!    
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    drbambi got a reaction from ladyshanny in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I may try to find out about the seasoning and oils etc today.  I remembered that a client's son works at this restaurant, so I may seek out more info.  I can tell you however, barring some horrid reaction from my body, I do not want to start over.  I know I know... this probably goes against the purest form of W30 I understand where you are coming from, and I will think about it.  For now, I am just not going to eat out because I can control things so much better at home (and don't mind being extremely rigid with choices at home!).  I appreciate your thoughts and comments.  Will keep you posted.  Have a great day
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    drbambi got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Based on everything I have read from other people, as well as my own experience, sleep WILL get better... and when it does, you will be like "Woooooo Hooooooo!!!!"
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    drbambi got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hope you feel better soon!
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    drbambi got a reaction from rosecord in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    1st Dining Out Experience, Day 9.  Had Club Soda with Lime (instead of wine or martini).  Brought my own W30 compliant salad dressing (and it was actually pretty yummy).  Had the hamburger steak with sauteed mushrooms and onions (I usually have this with cheese and the foccacia bread that comes with it).  No, I didn't ask if the beef was from grass-fed cows... No, I didn't ask what was in the seasoning on the meat... No, I didn't ask what was in the mushroom and onion sautee.  I felt I was as cautious as I wanted to be.  Yea, I could be that person that asks if there is sugar in the meat seasoning (and have it plain) or butter used in the mush/onion sautee (and not have the sautee)... the thing is that I don't feel comfortable being that rigid when I'm dining out (which I do very rarely anyway).  I am certainly not judging people that do adhere that closely to the plan when dining out, it's just that I know I won't ever want to do that.  Did I mention I had the "salad" as my side dish?  I usually have the parmesan-cilantro garlic fries with ranch dressing... and I'm telling you they are to DIE FOR!!!  Two of my friends sat right next to and across from me and ate those parmesan garlic fries (they smelled soooooooo good)... I didn't even ask for a single one.  For the record, I have NOT cheated one little bit on my W30... perhaps I got a bit of sugar in the meat seasoning or a little butter in my sautee tonight...  I'm okay with that.  I am pretty proud of myself for the DRASTIC changes I have made and continue to make in my food and drink consumption during this W30 challenge.  I know myself well enough to know that, if I get freakishly rigid, I will completely swing the other way when my W30 is accomplished.  Instead, I want to incorporate the long-term, life-changing aspects of the W30.  I found myself thinking tonight at dinner "Wow this hamburger steak tastes really delicious even without the cheese... I'm so full I didn't even miss the bread... I am laughing and having a great time with my friends and I didn't even have any wine... my dinner was great and I didn't have THE garlic fries..."  You get the idea.  Maybe some of this sounds ridiculous to people with much better habits than me, but these are important discoveries for me right now.  Soooo, I'm feeling strong and I'm feeling good.  Most importantly, I'm feeling empowered and in control... it's nice To all of you that stay current  on this forum, thanks for listening.  Thank you for your support.  We ARE doing this!!!    
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    drbambi got a reaction from ladyshanny in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I may try to find out about the seasoning and oils etc today.  I remembered that a client's son works at this restaurant, so I may seek out more info.  I can tell you however, barring some horrid reaction from my body, I do not want to start over.  I know I know... this probably goes against the purest form of W30 I understand where you are coming from, and I will think about it.  For now, I am just not going to eat out because I can control things so much better at home (and don't mind being extremely rigid with choices at home!).  I appreciate your thoughts and comments.  Will keep you posted.  Have a great day
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    drbambi got a reaction from rosecord in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    1st Dining Out Experience, Day 9.  Had Club Soda with Lime (instead of wine or martini).  Brought my own W30 compliant salad dressing (and it was actually pretty yummy).  Had the hamburger steak with sauteed mushrooms and onions (I usually have this with cheese and the foccacia bread that comes with it).  No, I didn't ask if the beef was from grass-fed cows... No, I didn't ask what was in the seasoning on the meat... No, I didn't ask what was in the mushroom and onion sautee.  I felt I was as cautious as I wanted to be.  Yea, I could be that person that asks if there is sugar in the meat seasoning (and have it plain) or butter used in the mush/onion sautee (and not have the sautee)... the thing is that I don't feel comfortable being that rigid when I'm dining out (which I do very rarely anyway).  I am certainly not judging people that do adhere that closely to the plan when dining out, it's just that I know I won't ever want to do that.  Did I mention I had the "salad" as my side dish?  I usually have the parmesan-cilantro garlic fries with ranch dressing... and I'm telling you they are to DIE FOR!!!  Two of my friends sat right next to and across from me and ate those parmesan garlic fries (they smelled soooooooo good)... I didn't even ask for a single one.  For the record, I have NOT cheated one little bit on my W30... perhaps I got a bit of sugar in the meat seasoning or a little butter in my sautee tonight...  I'm okay with that.  I am pretty proud of myself for the DRASTIC changes I have made and continue to make in my food and drink consumption during this W30 challenge.  I know myself well enough to know that, if I get freakishly rigid, I will completely swing the other way when my W30 is accomplished.  Instead, I want to incorporate the long-term, life-changing aspects of the W30.  I found myself thinking tonight at dinner "Wow this hamburger steak tastes really delicious even without the cheese... I'm so full I didn't even miss the bread... I am laughing and having a great time with my friends and I didn't even have any wine... my dinner was great and I didn't have THE garlic fries..."  You get the idea.  Maybe some of this sounds ridiculous to people with much better habits than me, but these are important discoveries for me right now.  Soooo, I'm feeling strong and I'm feeling good.  Most importantly, I'm feeling empowered and in control... it's nice To all of you that stay current  on this forum, thanks for listening.  Thank you for your support.  We ARE doing this!!!    
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    drbambi got a reaction from ladyshanny in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I may try to find out about the seasoning and oils etc today.  I remembered that a client's son works at this restaurant, so I may seek out more info.  I can tell you however, barring some horrid reaction from my body, I do not want to start over.  I know I know... this probably goes against the purest form of W30 I understand where you are coming from, and I will think about it.  For now, I am just not going to eat out because I can control things so much better at home (and don't mind being extremely rigid with choices at home!).  I appreciate your thoughts and comments.  Will keep you posted.  Have a great day