Catri27

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    Catri27 got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi everyone, the lovely post from runcolorado37 asked about goals we might have in the spirit of whole9 which got me thinkin'. (Thank you).
    I'm 60 yrs old, a 'newbie' and getting fantastic results as of day 12..... Our kind moderator advised magnesium in the evening, which I tried with good results last night. So in a nutshell, all your wonderful posts charge me with good ideas and good results. But back to goals. I hope to use the concepts for re-entering all those avoided foods so I can really get a handle on where the problems are. I have no problem stay within the whole 30 plan while I introduce items. And if they all cause my symptoms, so be it. I am already significantly healing from years of chronic sinusitis, shoulder and neck pain, periodic asthma, and have seen no signs of those devastating headaches. So my motivation is strong. I totally know I cannot have "just a little" sugar. And I know sugar makes me physically suffer. And I'm a sugaraholic. I just going to have to raise my hand and say those words. So: goal to end my relationship with sugar? Yep. (Saying that feels like stepping off a cliff). One more Goal. I want more expansive social time with all the good people around me. There. Now I just have to do it.
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    Catri27 got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi everyone, the lovely post from runcolorado37 asked about goals we might have in the spirit of whole9 which got me thinkin'. (Thank you).
    I'm 60 yrs old, a 'newbie' and getting fantastic results as of day 12..... Our kind moderator advised magnesium in the evening, which I tried with good results last night. So in a nutshell, all your wonderful posts charge me with good ideas and good results. But back to goals. I hope to use the concepts for re-entering all those avoided foods so I can really get a handle on where the problems are. I have no problem stay within the whole 30 plan while I introduce items. And if they all cause my symptoms, so be it. I am already significantly healing from years of chronic sinusitis, shoulder and neck pain, periodic asthma, and have seen no signs of those devastating headaches. So my motivation is strong. I totally know I cannot have "just a little" sugar. And I know sugar makes me physically suffer. And I'm a sugaraholic. I just going to have to raise my hand and say those words. So: goal to end my relationship with sugar? Yep. (Saying that feels like stepping off a cliff). One more Goal. I want more expansive social time with all the good people around me. There. Now I just have to do it.
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    Catri27 got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi everyone, the lovely post from runcolorado37 asked about goals we might have in the spirit of whole9 which got me thinkin'. (Thank you).
    I'm 60 yrs old, a 'newbie' and getting fantastic results as of day 12..... Our kind moderator advised magnesium in the evening, which I tried with good results last night. So in a nutshell, all your wonderful posts charge me with good ideas and good results. But back to goals. I hope to use the concepts for re-entering all those avoided foods so I can really get a handle on where the problems are. I have no problem stay within the whole 30 plan while I introduce items. And if they all cause my symptoms, so be it. I am already significantly healing from years of chronic sinusitis, shoulder and neck pain, periodic asthma, and have seen no signs of those devastating headaches. So my motivation is strong. I totally know I cannot have "just a little" sugar. And I know sugar makes me physically suffer. And I'm a sugaraholic. I just going to have to raise my hand and say those words. So: goal to end my relationship with sugar? Yep. (Saying that feels like stepping off a cliff). One more Goal. I want more expansive social time with all the good people around me. There. Now I just have to do it.
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    Catri27 got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi everyone, the lovely post from runcolorado37 asked about goals we might have in the spirit of whole9 which got me thinkin'. (Thank you).
    I'm 60 yrs old, a 'newbie' and getting fantastic results as of day 12..... Our kind moderator advised magnesium in the evening, which I tried with good results last night. So in a nutshell, all your wonderful posts charge me with good ideas and good results. But back to goals. I hope to use the concepts for re-entering all those avoided foods so I can really get a handle on where the problems are. I have no problem stay within the whole 30 plan while I introduce items. And if they all cause my symptoms, so be it. I am already significantly healing from years of chronic sinusitis, shoulder and neck pain, periodic asthma, and have seen no signs of those devastating headaches. So my motivation is strong. I totally know I cannot have "just a little" sugar. And I know sugar makes me physically suffer. And I'm a sugaraholic. I just going to have to raise my hand and say those words. So: goal to end my relationship with sugar? Yep. (Saying that feels like stepping off a cliff). One more Goal. I want more expansive social time with all the good people around me. There. Now I just have to do it.
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    Catri27 got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi everyone, the lovely post from runcolorado37 asked about goals we might have in the spirit of whole9 which got me thinkin'. (Thank you).
    I'm 60 yrs old, a 'newbie' and getting fantastic results as of day 12..... Our kind moderator advised magnesium in the evening, which I tried with good results last night. So in a nutshell, all your wonderful posts charge me with good ideas and good results. But back to goals. I hope to use the concepts for re-entering all those avoided foods so I can really get a handle on where the problems are. I have no problem stay within the whole 30 plan while I introduce items. And if they all cause my symptoms, so be it. I am already significantly healing from years of chronic sinusitis, shoulder and neck pain, periodic asthma, and have seen no signs of those devastating headaches. So my motivation is strong. I totally know I cannot have "just a little" sugar. And I know sugar makes me physically suffer. And I'm a sugaraholic. I just going to have to raise my hand and say those words. So: goal to end my relationship with sugar? Yep. (Saying that feels like stepping off a cliff). One more Goal. I want more expansive social time with all the good people around me. There. Now I just have to do it.
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    Catri27 got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi everyone, the lovely post from runcolorado37 asked about goals we might have in the spirit of whole9 which got me thinkin'. (Thank you).
    I'm 60 yrs old, a 'newbie' and getting fantastic results as of day 12..... Our kind moderator advised magnesium in the evening, which I tried with good results last night. So in a nutshell, all your wonderful posts charge me with good ideas and good results. But back to goals. I hope to use the concepts for re-entering all those avoided foods so I can really get a handle on where the problems are. I have no problem stay within the whole 30 plan while I introduce items. And if they all cause my symptoms, so be it. I am already significantly healing from years of chronic sinusitis, shoulder and neck pain, periodic asthma, and have seen no signs of those devastating headaches. So my motivation is strong. I totally know I cannot have "just a little" sugar. And I know sugar makes me physically suffer. And I'm a sugaraholic. I just going to have to raise my hand and say those words. So: goal to end my relationship with sugar? Yep. (Saying that feels like stepping off a cliff). One more Goal. I want more expansive social time with all the good people around me. There. Now I just have to do it.
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    Catri27 got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi everyone, the lovely post from runcolorado37 asked about goals we might have in the spirit of whole9 which got me thinkin'. (Thank you).
    I'm 60 yrs old, a 'newbie' and getting fantastic results as of day 12..... Our kind moderator advised magnesium in the evening, which I tried with good results last night. So in a nutshell, all your wonderful posts charge me with good ideas and good results. But back to goals. I hope to use the concepts for re-entering all those avoided foods so I can really get a handle on where the problems are. I have no problem stay within the whole 30 plan while I introduce items. And if they all cause my symptoms, so be it. I am already significantly healing from years of chronic sinusitis, shoulder and neck pain, periodic asthma, and have seen no signs of those devastating headaches. So my motivation is strong. I totally know I cannot have "just a little" sugar. And I know sugar makes me physically suffer. And I'm a sugaraholic. I just going to have to raise my hand and say those words. So: goal to end my relationship with sugar? Yep. (Saying that feels like stepping off a cliff). One more Goal. I want more expansive social time with all the good people around me. There. Now I just have to do it.
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    Catri27 reacted to Catri27 in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 9. I's tired. No good reason either. Whole 30 you say? Okay. One thing stands out today. I feel No. Skeletal. Pain. None. I can't remember a day like this in recent memory. I'll take the tired.
    Armed with a huge winter squash and root vegetable salad, I'm going off to 7 yr old granddaughters bday party. So I've got my plan. Taking a cut of meat to bbq. Life is good.
    But I'm tired. So tired.
    I like all the ideas you all are sharing in this forum. I learn something every time I open it. I have Its All About Food coming in the mail. So many firsts in this last week. And I find I like dried mushrooms with eggs for breakfast. That was a surprise. Let's keep on keeping on.
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    Catri27 reacted to Catri27 in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 9. I's tired. No good reason either. Whole 30 you say? Okay. One thing stands out today. I feel No. Skeletal. Pain. None. I can't remember a day like this in recent memory. I'll take the tired.
    Armed with a huge winter squash and root vegetable salad, I'm going off to 7 yr old granddaughters bday party. So I've got my plan. Taking a cut of meat to bbq. Life is good.
    But I'm tired. So tired.
    I like all the ideas you all are sharing in this forum. I learn something every time I open it. I have Its All About Food coming in the mail. So many firsts in this last week. And I find I like dried mushrooms with eggs for breakfast. That was a surprise. Let's keep on keeping on.
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    Catri27 reacted to Catri27 in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 9. I's tired. No good reason either. Whole 30 you say? Okay. One thing stands out today. I feel No. Skeletal. Pain. None. I can't remember a day like this in recent memory. I'll take the tired.
    Armed with a huge winter squash and root vegetable salad, I'm going off to 7 yr old granddaughters bday party. So I've got my plan. Taking a cut of meat to bbq. Life is good.
    But I'm tired. So tired.
    I like all the ideas you all are sharing in this forum. I learn something every time I open it. I have Its All About Food coming in the mail. So many firsts in this last week. And I find I like dried mushrooms with eggs for breakfast. That was a surprise. Let's keep on keeping on.
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    Catri27 reacted to drbambi in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    DAY 5.  NOT SLEEPING WELL.  Can't remember EVER going this long without CHEESE And, honestly, I haven't been without evening WINE in way too long.  I remain 100% committed and haven't cheated in the slightest.  I made up my mind, and I like (maybe too strong of a word at this point) that I am challenging my issues with self-control.  It hasn't been that hard really, except in regard to SLEEP.  It takes me forever to fall asleep, and I wake up often during the first few hours, sometimes able to fall back to sleep within a few minutes and sometimes not for hours.  I know people say alcohol messes with your sleep, and maybe it does for many people, but I don't sleep nearly as well without it.  I WANT to learn to sleep better without it.  One of my main goals in participating in the Whole30 is to learn to "take it or leave it" in regard to wine... maybe I am a true "wino"    Anyway, I am sticking with the program and I remain unwavering in my commitment.  I guess I'm wondering if anyone else has struggled with the sleep issue... is it fairly normal early in the program???  Does it get better???  FYI, I did break down and take melatonin one night (not that helpful) and Tylenol PM one night (somewhat helpful), but I don't want to have to rely on anything for sleep.  Deep breathing, imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation have been somewhat helpful at times... other suggestions????  Thanks for listening.  It helps just to share.
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    Catri27 got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I too started Whole 30 January first. Influenced by my adult daughter, I finally saw the light. I already can smell and taste my food after years of sinus inflammation. Duh! As a sugar addict, I've know for years that I can't have "just a little". Whole 30 gets it right; NO added sugar period. So, I'm dreaming of donuts (even though donuts really aren't my thing!) and feel a kind of fear in the grocery store, that one or the millions of sugar laced foods on the shelves is going to slide accidentally into my mouth. I recently retired so I'm spending time in the kitchen that I wouldn't have had a year ago. I'm so happy with all the recipes I've tried in my whole 30 book! This weekend I'm tackling a couple of social engagements armed with whole 30 advise to bring my foods to share and make light mention only when asked. I'm excited to share this experience with all of you! Here's to day 7!!