L_dougherty85

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  1. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    Another thing I've heard is that there is some real magic in the 30-60 day mark. Which is why I want to keep eating mostly this way. If I try something and it doesn't agree, I can come back to the whole30 for a week and feel improvement.
  2. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    Lori I am with you. My body looks exactly the same and my clothes still fit the same, but I also wasn't doing this for weight loss. My digestion has also been a little sluggish, but after the first two weeks it got better and has continued to improve. I was originally considering using a magnesium supplement but decided to let my gut heal naturally through this process. And I can tell it's working. I plan on eating mostly whole30 from now on. I just got a call with a new job offer, which I accepted, and am so excited. I am definitely having a glass of wine on Thursday, which is the day I plan to begin my reintro. If I were you, I would follow the guidelines in the book. If you're not craving legumes or gluten grains or alcohol, maybe have a few pieces of cheese or some other type of dairy (if it's offered at the luncheon) and see how it makes you feel.
  3. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    I'm also not sure how to approach this. Part of me wants chocolate first, but I'm worried that if I start eating chocolate I won't stop. But I'm hoping that I've learned enough through the last month to be able to control how much of it I consume, and be able to really savor it, enjoy it, and not go overboard.
  4. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    I thought he fast track was the slow track. I went back and looked at the book again and realized that it's the fast track I want. Tomorrow is day 30, and I plan on waiting until Thursday to have a glass of wine with my boyfriend. I think I'm going to follow the fast track to a T, introducing the recommended foods on the recommended days. Last night I decided to have an apple with some almond butter. This is the first time I've eaten those two together since starting. My sugar dragon was raging afterwards. I wanted chocolate, wine, and pasta. Instead I brushed & flossed, watched my tv show and got ready for bed. I was surprised, fruit hasn't really been having that effect on me but I guess the combination was just too much.
  5. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    I have been reading that sometimes for certain people, they don't see the NSV's or victories they had hoped to within 30 days and decide to keep going. I think it's pretty common to do so. The timeline in the book is just a basic guide, everyone is different. If you go back and look, it says days 16-30 (or maybe 16-28) are tiger blood. But there's an interlude, day 21 is "I am so over this." So maybe that's where you are at this point on day 24?
  6. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    I'm totally nervous about reintroducing foods. I'm planning on doing the slower track, to really see how certain things make me feel. I am looking forward to having a glass of wine on day 31. As far as food, the main things I want to reintroduce are beans/legumes, and dairy. I used to eat Greek yogurt almost every day. I've decided I can live without granola bars, cereal, potato chips etc. at least on a regular basis. I mean really I would only eat granola bars between breakfast and lunch because my breakfasts used to be too small. Now that I know how it feels to be satiated between meals, I don't crave those snacks anymore. But I do love Greek yogurt with fruit and am hoping it doesn't have a negative effect, it would be good to incorporate into some of my breakfasts on a regular basis.
  7. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    Personally, if that happened to me I would not start over. I'm sure the correct answer is that you should start over, but being this far into it, I would just keep going and be more mindful. Just my opinion. Maybe a moderator will respond to your post with their thoughts.
  8. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    I've heard that before. I guess a supplement wouldn't hurt. So how is everyone feeling on day 18? For me, the cooking and eating he right stuff is becoming pretty natural. We are expecting a snowstorm this weekend, I think I'll miss having wine while snowed it but I think Netflix and hot tea will be just as good
  9. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    Wow lori_vt those meals sound amazing! It's good to know everyone's experiences are different and you're right, we are closer to the end than we are the beginning. I know some effects take longer for some people, which is why I plan on making an effort to keep eating this way for the most part after the 30 days and reintroduction period are over.
  10. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    Ugh, that sucks! Some people have suggested a magnesium supplement for sounder sleep. My body feels pretty good, but it hasn't changed one bit either which is a little discouraging. I'm trying to just keep in mind that that's not the point of the whole30. Also, the emails and the book are saying that this is around the time the magic usually starts and that people report feeling strangely happy. That was one of the benefits that I was hoping to experience, a shift in mood. I'm not overly cranky or anything, but I'm not strangely happy and have even been feeling really down yesterday and today. Of course something like that could be due to external factors. I just keep reminding myself there are still a few more weeks left to go, give it time.
  11. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    I just realized that I haven't had heart burn since starting the whole30. I have never been a chronic sufferer of heart burn, but I would get it on a pretty regular basis and find myself eating Rolaids or tums. Or if I knew it was coming, I would take a Pepcid. sometimes certain foods would trigger it, sometimes it would just occurr randomly, or seemed random anyway. It was probably all the added sugar and preservatives, not to mention alcohol. Green bell peppers would often do it, and I haven't tried them since starting whole30 but maybe I will.
  12. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    That is awesome about the skiing! I bet you feel amazing! Congrats.
  13. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    Day 15!! meal prep this weekend included shrimp fra diabolo- compliant crushed tomatoes, garlic, onion, red pepper flakes, olive oil, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, Sundried tomatoes, olives, broccoli and of course shrimp- served with spaghetti squash. I cannot wait to eat the leftovers for lunch.
  14. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    If anyone has an Aldi near them, I found compliant smoked salmon there last night. $3.49 for a 3 ounce package and the only ingredients are salmon and salt.
  15. L_dougherty85

    Starting 1/4/16

    Cbg- what a great alternative to drinking. I bet at this point, wine wouldn't even taste the same as it used to. It is so easy to drink and eat casually when you're working in a restaurant. Everyone is going out for drinks after work, sure why not? Dead fries in the food window? Ok! Oh that dessert was made by accident? Pass it over! Lol. Good for you for sticking with the plan. I know sometimes when you've been working somewhere for awhile, all the food starts to get boring and when you have been around it all day, nothing looks appetizing anymore but you eat there anyway because it's easy and you're hungry. Or the opposite- you're so over it that you just lose your appetite and don't eat anything. At least that was always my experience. Seems to me you had a NSV day yesterday