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KalinaM last won the day on March 9

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  1. We are 5 days down! 1/6 of the way through! I'm definitely in the "kill all the things" mode.... sigh-- hoping I wake up more cheerful tomorrow. Just made my shopping list so I can batch cook again on Sunday. Totally worked making the work week easy!
  2. YAY for you!!! That is HUGE!!! Big accomplishment. So proud of you!
  3. How's everyone doing? 4 meals in!! My tummy is upset today, but probably because it's still processing the junk of the weekend. I'm nervous as I've been summoned for Jury Duty in 3 weeks, so will still be whole 30-ing. Going to have to get a game plan for cold lunches to take and emergency snacks just in case. Glad I have 3 weeks to prep!
  4. Day ZERO prep DONE!! Woohoo!! It does seem that after 2 previous whole30s, I can say today wasn't as overwhelming as in the past. I still spent 5 hours cooking, but I have meals prepped for the entire week! I did one slow cooker meal, one intstantpot meal, one stove top meal and one oven meal. In addition to making hard boiled eggs, mayo, salad dressing and roasted sweet potatoes. I'm all set to get us through the work week! Ready? Set! GO!!
  5. Hi! So glad you are here with us!!
  6. YAY! Glad you're here, Andrew!
  7. Hi, Rachelle! My phone didn't notify me of your response until now! Not sure why- anyway-- YAY! I'm glad you're excited! Enthusiasm is contagious, glad to be here with you!
  8. Hi, asharn! Nice to "meet" you. Finished up my grocery shopping for week one-- will prep lots of goodies tomorrow. I saw your pother post about brunch on St Patty's day-- I'm sorry to tell you most restaurants I have encountered use soybean oil, so are out for whole30. I wish you luck, though!! When in doubt, bring your own homemade salad dressing and order a salad with only veggies. Or, use olive oil and a squeeze of lemon and a dash of salt if you forget your own dressing. I have spent many phone calls speaking to restaurant managers about things-- it is easiest to call ahead of time so you are prepared.
  9. Hi gang! I'm starting my 3rd whole30 on March 11. I'd love it if you'd join me in this thread so we can help keep each other accountable!! My first whole30 was wildly successful, but pregnancy and new mom-hood took me back to old habits-- my 2nd whole30 did well, but I feel like I was just "going through the motions" to get to day 31. This time, I'd like good habits to stick! I've learned so much-- gluten and soy are definitely not my friends, but I've let too much soy seep back into my diet (soybean oil! It's everywhere!!) Today I'm prepping by making instant pot beef broth and ghee. Don't want to be too overwhelmed with food prep on day 0 like I was the first 2 times! Looking forward to "meeting" some accountability buddies!
  10. KalinaM

    February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies

    I started a post30 log for everyone! Come join me here while we wade through reintroductions together!
  11. KalinaM

    February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies

    Congrats everyone!!!! We did it! 30 days! No grains, dairy, sugar, alcohol, legumes, et al. Woot! Biggest NSV... no foggy brain, easier to wake in the morning, deeper sleep at night, pants are looser, skin is clearer, and sweet cravings are gone! I went grocery shopping today and walked through the bakery and even browsed at some of it since it's day 30 afterall and thought.... "meh." No thanks! What?!? Most importantly, I learned that while difficult, it's not impossible to cook good food with a toddler underfoot.
  12. KalinaM

    February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies

    I had a dream similar to this earlier on in the program!!! I ate an entire bag of potato chips in my dream and then cried!!!! That was one of the worst "nightmares" I remember having in terms of the relief factor when waking up to realize it was a dream!!!
  13. KalinaM

    February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies

    It's day 29, everyone!!!! WOW! How did that happen so quickly? We're almost there..... I know some of you are nervous.... it's soooooooo important to keep meal planning to keep yourself on track during reinro. But, eventually, you'll become confident and know what you can and cannot have and what's "worth it" to you. You've come this far!!! Celebrate!
  14. KalinaM

    February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies

    I'm so sorry you're struggling.... did you ever get any good tips in the troubleshooting section? Did you explore the possibilities of eggs/nightshades/FODmaps being a problem for you?
  15. KalinaM

    February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies

    You might surprise yourself.... I mean, your instincts could be spot on.... but my first whole30, I was POSITIVE dairy was an issue but it didn't give me any trouble at ALL during reintroduction. I WAS surprised that legumes were the culprit the whole time! But, I think you have a good plan to try it first. Just be sure if it DOES cause symptoms to stay on whole30 foods until you feel better before reintroducing something else. I'm interested to know how you react!