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    azcoolmom got a reaction from SassieM in Help!!! I'm about to start my 1st Whole30 EVER!   
    I started my Whole30 on Monday, the 18th as well. I, too, also have an autoimmune disease...ankylosing spondylitis. It can eventually fuse my spine, and has already fused my ribcage. I take immunosuppressants, which are types of chemo. I also take anti-inflammatories...which I found after day 2 I've not needed. I'm trying to see what feeds this evil disease. It's hereditary, so need to know for my kid's sake. We can do this! We need to do this!!
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from aprilb in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    Still riding my bike through reintroduction. Today & tomorrow are "back to Whole30" days -which I'm happy about. Yup. Happy. If you'd have told me, a month ago, that I'd be happy about being back on plan after 30 days...I'd have laughed. After my peanut butter debacle set me back, there's comfort in riding my bike back into the safety of foods that don't harm me. Wow...there...I said it. Foods that harm me. Without this program, I might have never found out which foods harm me. As a matter of fact, I started this to prove it WASN'T food that was the root of any of my problems. I have a powerful autoimmune disease-Ankylosing Spondylitis. It can fuse my spine, take my eyesight and damage my heart, lungs and kidneys. Other than that one thing, I'm in excellent health. Perfect cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides. I was going to prove, because all those factors were so perfect, there was no way any foods were causing this. I was wrong. What was your main driving factor for starting or completing your Whole30?
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from maktak in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    The training wheels are totally off. I've been riding my bike through reintroduction and I'm learning much! Thanks to ISWF, I've known what to watch for and avoiding pitfalls. This weekend, we went away for our anniversary. The hubs was concerned about whether I would find things I "could eat", at the various restaurants we've gone to. I did have a celebratory drink...and it was significant, delicious and worth it And it's been great finding things I can eat everywhere we've gone. Admittedly there has been sugar in some reintroduced foods...but that sugar Dragon knows better than to show his face. I feel great and will probably do 4-5 days of whole30 to be sure nothing goes amiss. But I feel well prepared and, oh so in control. It's pretty empowering to know I'm calling the shots now on what I will allow food to do to me. I hope you're all enjoying your bike rides and are finding ways to carry on and still feel great. What challenges have you overcome?
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from MeadowLily in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    @maktak I have found that when I reintroduced dairy, my seasonal allergies returned like gangbusters. I had to take claritin for 2 days. Not sure if your itchiness could be a latent allergy, that surfaces when our immune system is stimulated by foods that react that way for us. For me, Dairy isn't worth it. I'm happy not having allergies most of the year. Knowing I CAN have it, and it's not completely harmful....but a real irritant...makes me put it in the ONLY occasionally category. And I'm ok with that. But at least I know the consequences. 
     
    Oh @MeadowLily - You totally GET the whole idea behind my post. When on Whole30 I read so many people saying "when I'm off this and can have" or "the week after I complete I have a wedding, vacation or? and want to eat "normally".  And I really wanted people to think, yes, on paper you can now eat all the things. But SHOULD you? You are now smarter, more in tune with your body. So take that information and go forth and be healthy.  For me now, Whole30 is normal.... and I know the foods that harm me. Or don't allow me to live the most healthy life, I can. I love the way I feel. I still have energy, sleep well and am virtually pain free. I've still been able to eliminate the 4 medications I had to take previously. I know not everyone feels the same magic. But there was definitely something to learn from our Whole30
     
    I do find my relationship with food is better, as well. That's definitely harder. I do use the checklist to check the "worth it" level of what I want. And I do try to see if it's just a craving or am I really hungry. One thing I have found, and can rejoice in, is that if I do eat something loaded with sugar. my leptin kicks in big time and says "OK that is ENOUGH!". Normally if there was a bag of reeses peanut butter cups, I'd eat 5 or 10 before I knew it. Now if I have something like that...and if I take my time (no wolfing it down, that is against the "rules") I am done at one and pretty much do not care to have anything sweet for days on end. That's something new for me. I was pretty sure my Leptin had up and gone. Never to return. Nope.... she's back and rockin' it like a champ. For that I am eternally grateful. I do know I will have to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep from becoming leptin and insulin resistant again. But I'm up to the task. Plus I am still losing weight while eating foods I like, a lot!  Treated myself to Nom, Nom Paleo cookbook and Well Fed 1 cookbooks.  Has anyone else noticed their leptin coming back to pay them a visit? Or is she still pretty shy? 
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from aprilb in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    Day 31! It's been on our minds, if not for the whole 30 days...definitely for the last week. Over the last 30 days we found comfort in knowing what foods were "allowed". Many of us felt huge change in our lives. We liked how we felt.
    I lost over 9 lb, was able to stop 4 different medications, I've been able to workout longer & harder than I have in many years. I completed my Whole30 like a champ! So now I can eat "anything", or can I? I decided I liked the guidance, so started with the sample fast track reintroduction
    -found here on the website http://whole30.com/step-two-finished/
    I started with peanut butter on a paleo wrap. I love peanut butter. Been eating it for years! Within an hour, I was horribly congested, sore throat, and miserable. Won't even go into the digestive issues... so peanut butter quickly went to the "it's not worth it" pile. I'm anxious to hear about other's adventures with foods being reintroduced. What are your "not worth it" foods? Were they things you enjoyed previously? Are you replacing them with something more compliant? I'd love to hear stories of everyone's bike ride!
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from maktak in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    The training wheels are totally off. I've been riding my bike through reintroduction and I'm learning much! Thanks to ISWF, I've known what to watch for and avoiding pitfalls. This weekend, we went away for our anniversary. The hubs was concerned about whether I would find things I "could eat", at the various restaurants we've gone to. I did have a celebratory drink...and it was significant, delicious and worth it And it's been great finding things I can eat everywhere we've gone. Admittedly there has been sugar in some reintroduced foods...but that sugar Dragon knows better than to show his face. I feel great and will probably do 4-5 days of whole30 to be sure nothing goes amiss. But I feel well prepared and, oh so in control. It's pretty empowering to know I'm calling the shots now on what I will allow food to do to me. I hope you're all enjoying your bike rides and are finding ways to carry on and still feel great. What challenges have you overcome?
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from aprilb in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    Still riding my bike through reintroduction. Today & tomorrow are "back to Whole30" days -which I'm happy about. Yup. Happy. If you'd have told me, a month ago, that I'd be happy about being back on plan after 30 days...I'd have laughed. After my peanut butter debacle set me back, there's comfort in riding my bike back into the safety of foods that don't harm me. Wow...there...I said it. Foods that harm me. Without this program, I might have never found out which foods harm me. As a matter of fact, I started this to prove it WASN'T food that was the root of any of my problems. I have a powerful autoimmune disease-Ankylosing Spondylitis. It can fuse my spine, take my eyesight and damage my heart, lungs and kidneys. Other than that one thing, I'm in excellent health. Perfect cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides. I was going to prove, because all those factors were so perfect, there was no way any foods were causing this. I was wrong. What was your main driving factor for starting or completing your Whole30?
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from aprilb in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    Day 31! It's been on our minds, if not for the whole 30 days...definitely for the last week. Over the last 30 days we found comfort in knowing what foods were "allowed". Many of us felt huge change in our lives. We liked how we felt.
    I lost over 9 lb, was able to stop 4 different medications, I've been able to workout longer & harder than I have in many years. I completed my Whole30 like a champ! So now I can eat "anything", or can I? I decided I liked the guidance, so started with the sample fast track reintroduction
    -found here on the website http://whole30.com/step-two-finished/
    I started with peanut butter on a paleo wrap. I love peanut butter. Been eating it for years! Within an hour, I was horribly congested, sore throat, and miserable. Won't even go into the digestive issues... so peanut butter quickly went to the "it's not worth it" pile. I'm anxious to hear about other's adventures with foods being reintroduced. What are your "not worth it" foods? Were they things you enjoyed previously? Are you replacing them with something more compliant? I'd love to hear stories of everyone's bike ride!
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from jent103 in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
    Love reading everyone's posts on this journey. Of course we had to choose reducing stress on tax month.... but maybe it's a good test. Over and over we're all saying and seeing the same thing. Just take on ONE THING at a time. We have been coached for years to learn to multi-taxk and we've learned well... so when people want more it becomes multi-tasks, and then LOTS of multi-tasks. I've find it's more about being kind to myself. No one has yet died when I've said, I won't get to that until late this afternoon or tomorrow. As a matter of fact, it keeps down the phone calls of "did you get it done yet". They already know it's not on my radar. I can't say I've been successful everyday. The husband got snapped at a couple times when I was on over load. But overall... I've found it's a lot easier to be kind to myself, so I can be kind to others. A deep breath and "I'm only going to work on this for right now. Nothing else should distract me when I do this" and wow, I am so much more productive. Stress is almost at a minimum...but I feel I have made a good start and plan to try to live my life this way going forward. Sugar is not my friend when reducing stress, though coffee has no impact. I've been drinking it since I was an air traffic controller in the 70's so it's actually my calming morning ritual. Often I go out on my deck, overlook out mountain valley and enjoy that warm cup in my hands as I slip into my day. But sugar is a no go zone. It's no longer a food with no brakes...something sweet and my leptin kicks in big time. But it then increases my heart rate and that seems to generate adrenaline or something. I'm sure Melissa would know the sciency explanation for this, but it mimics stress. Ugh. But sometimes it's delicious...just maybe not "worth it". Hope you're all enjoying a stress free time. If not, go find one...  quick!  Just kidding. Tomorrow is tax day for me. Got everything together tonight so I am ready to tackle my "one thing". Be kind to yourselves, truly. That's the key.
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from jent103 in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
    Love reading everyone's posts on this journey. Of course we had to choose reducing stress on tax month.... but maybe it's a good test. Over and over we're all saying and seeing the same thing. Just take on ONE THING at a time. We have been coached for years to learn to multi-taxk and we've learned well... so when people want more it becomes multi-tasks, and then LOTS of multi-tasks. I've find it's more about being kind to myself. No one has yet died when I've said, I won't get to that until late this afternoon or tomorrow. As a matter of fact, it keeps down the phone calls of "did you get it done yet". They already know it's not on my radar. I can't say I've been successful everyday. The husband got snapped at a couple times when I was on over load. But overall... I've found it's a lot easier to be kind to myself, so I can be kind to others. A deep breath and "I'm only going to work on this for right now. Nothing else should distract me when I do this" and wow, I am so much more productive. Stress is almost at a minimum...but I feel I have made a good start and plan to try to live my life this way going forward. Sugar is not my friend when reducing stress, though coffee has no impact. I've been drinking it since I was an air traffic controller in the 70's so it's actually my calming morning ritual. Often I go out on my deck, overlook out mountain valley and enjoy that warm cup in my hands as I slip into my day. But sugar is a no go zone. It's no longer a food with no brakes...something sweet and my leptin kicks in big time. But it then increases my heart rate and that seems to generate adrenaline or something. I'm sure Melissa would know the sciency explanation for this, but it mimics stress. Ugh. But sometimes it's delicious...just maybe not "worth it". Hope you're all enjoying a stress free time. If not, go find one...  quick!  Just kidding. Tomorrow is tax day for me. Got everything together tonight so I am ready to tackle my "one thing". Be kind to yourselves, truly. That's the key.
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from MeadowLily in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    @maktak I have found that when I reintroduced dairy, my seasonal allergies returned like gangbusters. I had to take claritin for 2 days. Not sure if your itchiness could be a latent allergy, that surfaces when our immune system is stimulated by foods that react that way for us. For me, Dairy isn't worth it. I'm happy not having allergies most of the year. Knowing I CAN have it, and it's not completely harmful....but a real irritant...makes me put it in the ONLY occasionally category. And I'm ok with that. But at least I know the consequences. 
     
    Oh @MeadowLily - You totally GET the whole idea behind my post. When on Whole30 I read so many people saying "when I'm off this and can have" or "the week after I complete I have a wedding, vacation or? and want to eat "normally".  And I really wanted people to think, yes, on paper you can now eat all the things. But SHOULD you? You are now smarter, more in tune with your body. So take that information and go forth and be healthy.  For me now, Whole30 is normal.... and I know the foods that harm me. Or don't allow me to live the most healthy life, I can. I love the way I feel. I still have energy, sleep well and am virtually pain free. I've still been able to eliminate the 4 medications I had to take previously. I know not everyone feels the same magic. But there was definitely something to learn from our Whole30
     
    I do find my relationship with food is better, as well. That's definitely harder. I do use the checklist to check the "worth it" level of what I want. And I do try to see if it's just a craving or am I really hungry. One thing I have found, and can rejoice in, is that if I do eat something loaded with sugar. my leptin kicks in big time and says "OK that is ENOUGH!". Normally if there was a bag of reeses peanut butter cups, I'd eat 5 or 10 before I knew it. Now if I have something like that...and if I take my time (no wolfing it down, that is against the "rules") I am done at one and pretty much do not care to have anything sweet for days on end. That's something new for me. I was pretty sure my Leptin had up and gone. Never to return. Nope.... she's back and rockin' it like a champ. For that I am eternally grateful. I do know I will have to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep from becoming leptin and insulin resistant again. But I'm up to the task. Plus I am still losing weight while eating foods I like, a lot!  Treated myself to Nom, Nom Paleo cookbook and Well Fed 1 cookbooks.  Has anyone else noticed their leptin coming back to pay them a visit? Or is she still pretty shy? 
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    azcoolmom reacted to MeadowLily in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    Choices and Consequences.   The bottomline.
     
    We can choose to eat all of the things with consequences.  Massive quantities or tiny micro-bites, and everything inbetween...consequences.   The decision is ours.
     
    I used to let my body make these decisions.  It didn't give two hoots about the consequences.  I still have to think things through.  It did not become automatic.  I messed things up with dieting.   I have to think and weigh the consequences....especially with random foods that are refined/carb/sugars.
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    azcoolmom reacted to MeadowLily in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    This is such a loaded question.  A good one.  One size does not fit all.   
     
    Generally speaking.  No.  You cannot eat all the things.  There are so many variables but I can only vouch for myself.  If you've spent years or decades dieting....eating all of the things without a shut off valve is thrill or binge eating.
     
    If you're coming at it from food sensitivities,  Crohns, IBS, AIP, FODMAP, T1 AND T2....you still can't eat all of the things. 
     
    Food addictions.  Nope.   There may be highly-refined-deliberately-engineered-to be craved foods that will always dig a deep hole for us.  Trigger foods.  Death by lack of Cheetos seems highly unlikely.
     
    Brain chemistry.   Not having a shut-off valve or knowing when to tie the sack off before it bursts at the seams.   Seldom seen in the animal kingdom unless it's forced in a lab situation.   May not be able to eat all of the things without suffering the consequences of no shut-off valve with trigger foods.
     
    Food obsessions.  Food disorders.   Food addictions.  May not be able to eat all the things.
     
    There are people who can eat all the things.  They've never had a problem with food as the apex of their life.   It's fuel.  That's all.   It would be hard for them to imagine not being able to tie the sack off before it's too full or using food for a lover and a friend.  That's not their mode or even in their wheelhouse. 
     
    They can take one bite and walk away.  Buffets do not make their eyes open wide or give them a thrill. Ain't no big deal.  They don't hide food or eat in their car.   These people can eat all of the things.  Here a little, there a little and meh,  walk away.  
     
    Most of these people didn't start dieting in their youth and completely mess up their relationship with food.   I love these people.   They went through puberty and let their brain fully develop to the mid 20's without dieting, counting calories, weighing and measuring out food portions.   They did not pay someone every week to hop on a scale surrounded by peers.
     
    Nope.   So they can eat all of the things all of the days of their life with weight stability and sanity.  I wish I'd met these people so they could've told me....never ever start dieting.  You'll regret it and I really do.
     
    I want to be one of them.  With a shut-off valve. Tie the sack off before it bursts open.  I don't want to eat all of the things unless it means I'm tooling along with a bite here and there like they do.  No big whoop just part of the normal course of a day.  
     
    I want a redonkulousy normal relationship with food.  Like them.
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    azcoolmom reacted to jenniet08 in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    I added back sweet peas with no problem which is awesome as I love peas. (I know it's weird, no judgement) Tried corn, a gluten free wrap and risotto. Tons of bloating and heartburn. Now I'm up to day 7 and have crazy itchiness after adding dairy. This makes me so sad. Though it's possible it was the carrageenan in the cream not the dairy itself. This sample size of 1 thing is both cool and terrible. Thank goodness the peas worked out. Not so hopeful about Friday's gluten.
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from Mistyfire in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    Nearly 60 days past whole30... and yes, the magic continues. I've been riding my bike, and even took her off-road on vacation, but found that all the vacation foods I looked forward to came with strings attached. Oddly enough,I kept thinking they're not significant enough to be "worth it". Feeling this good, being able to stop 4 different medications, and having a healthy resting heart rate IS worth it. The biggest thing I've noticed, is food no longer controls me. The "reward" part of my thinking is no longer connected to food. I'm still trying to decide if this is from completing whole30 successfully and breaking the cycle in that 30 days, or if it's because the foods I used to reward myself in the past, can harm me and I'm not willing to go there. As Melissa says...this is the BEST science experiment, because it's uniquely ours! How is your experiment going??
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from Mistyfire in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    Nearly 60 days past whole30... and yes, the magic continues. I've been riding my bike, and even took her off-road on vacation, but found that all the vacation foods I looked forward to came with strings attached. Oddly enough,I kept thinking they're not significant enough to be "worth it". Feeling this good, being able to stop 4 different medications, and having a healthy resting heart rate IS worth it. The biggest thing I've noticed, is food no longer controls me. The "reward" part of my thinking is no longer connected to food. I'm still trying to decide if this is from completing whole30 successfully and breaking the cycle in that 30 days, or if it's because the foods I used to reward myself in the past, can harm me and I'm not willing to go there. As Melissa says...this is the BEST science experiment, because it's uniquely ours! How is your experiment going??
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from maktak in Day 31 and beyond; We can Eat.All.The.Things...or can we?   
    The training wheels are totally off. I've been riding my bike through reintroduction and I'm learning much! Thanks to ISWF, I've known what to watch for and avoiding pitfalls. This weekend, we went away for our anniversary. The hubs was concerned about whether I would find things I "could eat", at the various restaurants we've gone to. I did have a celebratory drink...and it was significant, delicious and worth it And it's been great finding things I can eat everywhere we've gone. Admittedly there has been sugar in some reintroduced foods...but that sugar Dragon knows better than to show his face. I feel great and will probably do 4-5 days of whole30 to be sure nothing goes amiss. But I feel well prepared and, oh so in control. It's pretty empowering to know I'm calling the shots now on what I will allow food to do to me. I hope you're all enjoying your bike rides and are finding ways to carry on and still feel great. What challenges have you overcome?
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from cottagequeen in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
    Loving this month-by-month journey and sharing it with all of you! Sleep month definitely had it's ups and downs and I learned a lot. Sugar definitely impacts my sleep...and my resting heart rate. I have far more control of my sleep patterns than I had imagined. It's given me confidence to manage stress in a similar fashion. Sometimes increasing my awareness of what my role is, has helped. Like with sleep...I found a routine that worked before bed. Today I had numerous tasks and employers wanting my services all at once (I freelance & telecommute). I had a moment of panic (the old thought process "how am I going to get all this done")but realized I only needed to do one thing at a time. Tackled & completed the first thing (a big project building a website), then went outside for a walk. It was easy to finish that one project when I knew that when I finished I was going for a walk and not onto the next thing. Tomorrow is another day...and more will get done...but for the moment, think I'll go look and see if I can see the Northern Lights from my house tonight. Wishing you all a stress free weekend!
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from cottagequeen in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
    Loving this month-by-month journey and sharing it with all of you! Sleep month definitely had it's ups and downs and I learned a lot. Sugar definitely impacts my sleep...and my resting heart rate. I have far more control of my sleep patterns than I had imagined. It's given me confidence to manage stress in a similar fashion. Sometimes increasing my awareness of what my role is, has helped. Like with sleep...I found a routine that worked before bed. Today I had numerous tasks and employers wanting my services all at once (I freelance & telecommute). I had a moment of panic (the old thought process "how am I going to get all this done")but realized I only needed to do one thing at a time. Tackled & completed the first thing (a big project building a website), then went outside for a walk. It was easy to finish that one project when I knew that when I finished I was going for a walk and not onto the next thing. Tomorrow is another day...and more will get done...but for the moment, think I'll go look and see if I can see the Northern Lights from my house tonight. Wishing you all a stress free weekend!
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from cottagequeen in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
    Loving this month-by-month journey and sharing it with all of you! Sleep month definitely had it's ups and downs and I learned a lot. Sugar definitely impacts my sleep...and my resting heart rate. I have far more control of my sleep patterns than I had imagined. It's given me confidence to manage stress in a similar fashion. Sometimes increasing my awareness of what my role is, has helped. Like with sleep...I found a routine that worked before bed. Today I had numerous tasks and employers wanting my services all at once (I freelance & telecommute). I had a moment of panic (the old thought process "how am I going to get all this done")but realized I only needed to do one thing at a time. Tackled & completed the first thing (a big project building a website), then went outside for a walk. It was easy to finish that one project when I knew that when I finished I was going for a walk and not onto the next thing. Tomorrow is another day...and more will get done...but for the moment, think I'll go look and see if I can see the Northern Lights from my house tonight. Wishing you all a stress free weekend!
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from cottagequeen in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
    Loving this month-by-month journey and sharing it with all of you! Sleep month definitely had it's ups and downs and I learned a lot. Sugar definitely impacts my sleep...and my resting heart rate. I have far more control of my sleep patterns than I had imagined. It's given me confidence to manage stress in a similar fashion. Sometimes increasing my awareness of what my role is, has helped. Like with sleep...I found a routine that worked before bed. Today I had numerous tasks and employers wanting my services all at once (I freelance & telecommute). I had a moment of panic (the old thought process "how am I going to get all this done")but realized I only needed to do one thing at a time. Tackled & completed the first thing (a big project building a website), then went outside for a walk. It was easy to finish that one project when I knew that when I finished I was going for a walk and not onto the next thing. Tomorrow is another day...and more will get done...but for the moment, think I'll go look and see if I can see the Northern Lights from my house tonight. Wishing you all a stress free weekend!
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    azcoolmom reacted to WholeChristina in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
     
    LOVE this!! 
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    azcoolmom reacted to SugarcubeOD in Is a Whole14 or Whole21 Sufficient enough to start more reintroductions?   
    I think what you're thinking of is when Melissa says that once you've done multiple Whole30s (full and to the letter), if you need a quick reset to get back on a clean eating path or you're going on holiday, you can do a shorter 'whole30' to kickstart you back onto your good habits. It's not a replacement for a full Whole30 and there aren't re-intros done in the case of a shorter Whole30.
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from Darnell707 in Jan. 18, 2016 Start Date   
    I started a new thread about reintroduction, but I tried peanut butter as my first reintro item. I love peanut butter, eaten it for years, never an issue. I had it on a compliant wrap and within an hour was horribly congested, sore throat and then digestive issues. Wow. Very eye opening. It's gone now...but am really glad to be Whole30 the next 2 days to recover. Now I see why I had to take allergy meds & use an inhaler (surely it wasn't something I ate?!) LOL!
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    azcoolmom got a reaction from WholeChristina in Join A 2016 Whole9 Challenge!   
    Wow, February is almost over...my personal development goals are not quite habits yet, so will be works in progress, as we March into March. Fortunately they do intertwine well. Sorry you had a sad goodbye visit @whole Christina and a cold I had a cold also this week, and how quickly I wanted old favorite comfort foods. Fortunately I was able to stay on path, and it was so rewarding to see my immune system take charge and make short work of this cold. Hope everyone is doing well!