Irishboy

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    Irishboy got a reaction from Settyfitness in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    started today, being a long time since i tried, so lets see where this goes, 2nd meal in and feel good, just over lunch , but the dreaded evenings and weekends are the real testers.
    also struggling to make breakfast interesting.
    good luck anyone starting. 
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    Irishboy reacted to Niss6575 in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    Morning everyone!! (aka Mark. Lol)
    Well...we're on to day 9. Almost a 1/3 of the way there. The next couple days will be challenging. Dinner out with Joe's family tonight b/c his brother's in town from Miami. (Joe's 49th birthday is Halloween - we are going to see a play at a theatre I work at and make a yummy Whole 30 meal on Friday. His brother's 50th birthday is Friday.) I plan to eat salad at the restaurant tonight and drink tea. I packed a bunch of extra food today so I won't be hungry at that time. Tomorrow is dinner at Joe's mom's. That will be even more of a struggle. They don't really even get Joe's good issues, but they try. I have to work late that day, so I'm hoping to just show up, hang for a bit, then go home and eat my own food. It's really about seeing family, not eating anyway. hopefully they will understand. Not everyone does, which can be frustrating. Anywho... positive thoughts.
    I haven't worked out much this week. Always busy with work, and just a little more tired than normal. Trying to listen to my body. The most important thing is Whole 30 at this point. I do have a session with my trainer friend Wednesday & Friday this week. Maybe I'll try and hit the gym with Joe this weekend.
    I love WhatsApp. My mom is in Spain right now and is sending me the coolest pics!
    Congrats on getting some runs in. I'm glad you're feeling good.
    Off to get ready for the day! Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.
    Anissa
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    Irishboy reacted to Suzy72 in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    Hello! I’m wanting to start whole 30, but am currently struggling with committing to it. My plan is to begin Monday the 28th. 
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    Irishboy reacted to Cathy L in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    I too started the Whole 30 on the 21st. I did it last year starting the day after Super Bowl and went until Memorial Day. Didn't feel like stopping at the 30 day or the 60 day mark. I gained a little of the weight back and feel gross again so looking forward to this 30 days and who knows it might go longer.  The first week is always the hardest for me as I miss that drink in the evening to wind down and I miss that small snack of something sweet. I try to keep a bag of raw almonds around and they seem to help with the sweet tooth and then there are a few teas that I have found that seem to be great as well that are all natural no sweetener. Rasberries are also a go to for me.  Anyone else have ideas about the something sweet? 
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    Irishboy reacted to Niss6575 in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    Good morning, Irishboy! Your omelette sounds delicious.
    Isn't that always the way?! Lol I'm sure you'll be fine on the 9th. Hell....we'll be 1/2 way through by that point. I feel like it gets easier once you have a little more time invested to say no to temptations.
    Good luck at work today & hopefully they have some good choices at dinner.
    How's everyone else doing on here??
    Welcome to Day 2, folks!!
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    Irishboy reacted to Niss6575 in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    That's great, Irishboy! Love it when it all works out. Day 3 is in the books. I'm feeling good. Worked out with a personal trainer today (good friend of mine), and went shopping for a few home gym things b/t clients. I love her and she's teaching me great stuff, but I won't do it forever. Just need to get a solid foundation for lifting and strength training. I've really only ever run before this, and I know I need to do more with strength, especially as I age. Plus, I just don't have it in me to train for a marathon anymore.
    Love all the food I'm eating. No more meal prep or cleaning them normal, honestly, with all of Joe's dietary restrictions. It does get expensive, though. Which is frustrating. Why is the most healthy food to put into our bodies also the most expensive?? It makes it almost inaccessible to those on a budget, or who don't prioritize it (although that's not always true.) Anyway, rant over.
    Still not sleeping amazing, though I rarely do. So hard.to turn my head off at night. But hopefully that will come. I definitely feel less "puffy", especially since coming back from vacation and all the eating/drinking shenanigans that went on there. Lol
    Glad to be getting back on track and looking forward to a very busy (work mostly) yet smooth Whole 30 weekend. Hope everyone is doing well in their first week. Would love to hear how everyone's making out!
    G'night!!
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    Irishboy reacted to Julie E in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    I'm in if you want an accountability buddy.  I've completed 3 successful whole 30s, and my body desperately needs it again!  
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    Irishboy reacted to WeHoWhole30 in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    Hi Sewdarncrafty, I'd love to start next Mon, the 21st.  Well, "love" is a strong word.  I know already that I need an accountability partner to stay on Whole30.  I will just treat this Whole30, my third, as my initial one.  I just bought an InstaPot, so will be experimenting with that.  The reason I'm heading back to Whole30 I'm just hitting the carbs too heavy!  
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    Irishboy reacted to Niss6575 in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    OK, folks! I'm back, I'm prepped, and I'm ready to go!! I hope this thread gets going... we're doing this tomorrow, and I need all the help/motivation/support I can get! Let's DO this. I want to hear from everyone on this thread tomorrow. Sweet dreams!!!
    Anissa
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    Irishboy reacted to Settyfitness in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    Reintroduction will be liberating and you will feel so much better knowing what makes you feel better/worse. It’s a great feeling when you can move forward to your food freedom with so much knowledge
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    Irishboy reacted to Clobabes in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    Hi!
    I have started today. Feeling nervous but excited. It is my day off today so I have done a lot of meal prep for the week which should keep me on track! Be great to keep in touch and support one another ! 
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    Irishboy reacted to Niss6575 in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    Same for me. And I agree, nights and weekends are definitely way harder.
    Welcome Irishboy!!
    My go-to Whole30 breakfast is 1/2 a sweet potato, 2-3 ounces of steak or ground pork, sauteed kale, 2 eggs over easy and 1/2 andavocado. That keeps me going all day until I can get to lunch. So delicious!!
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    Irishboy reacted to Niss6575 in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    Hope everyone had a wonderful day 1!
    Sitting here with a cup of chamomile tea, watching the Patriots SPANK the Jets (neither are my team) and getting ready to head to bed.
    The week back after vacation is always exhausting. Gonna make sure I take extra care of myself this week.
    G'night everyone!!