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  1. Happy Day 30 to all who have stuck it out with me this month! What's your plan for reintro? I'm doing a slow roll--- I already know from my previous 2 whole30s what I need to avoid. Here's hoping now I can put it in to practice and only make exceptions for "worth it" foods or occasions.
  2. Day 27! Who is still in this with me? This weekend we're at a hotel... found a candlewood suites that has a kitchen in the room, super handy!!
  3. Down to the last week! I'm on jury duty this week and am finding it difficult, but not impossible to follow the diet. I brought a whole bunch of food with me for "just in case" scenarios. Mentally exhausted though....
  4. Halfway through! Who's still in this with me?? Today is my birthday! And as much as I was dreading doing Whole30 during my birthday, it turned out OK-- drove 30 minutes out of my way yesterday to find compliant bacon so I could have that on my birthday and had shrimp in ghee, garlic and lemon juice for supper. YUM!!
  5. It's so funny you mention this! I just had a dream last night that I took my son to Chick-Fil-A and indulged in nuggets and then CRIED that I messed up on day 8! So relieved it was a dream!
  6. Hi! Welcome! Yes-- I've learned it's SOOOO important not to let yourself get hangry! If it helps you at all (this is my 3rd whole30, so I am finding it to be the easiest one so far because I learned what not to do in the previous two!!) I batch cook on Sundays to prep for the work week. I choose one slow cooker meal, one instant pot meal, one one pot/skillet stove top meal and one oven meal. Then- we have food ALL WEEK LONG! And about 5 hours worth of prep on Sundays. Make a shopping list on Friday evening, shop on Saturday and repeat. I usually also hard boil a dozen eggs and make a batch of mayo and/or salad dressing on Sunday as well. It's a busy day, but MUCH less hectic during the week!
  7. 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!
  8. YAY for you!!! That is HUGE!!! Big accomplishment. So proud of you!
  9. 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!
  10. 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!!
  11. Hi! So glad you are here with us!!
  12. YAY! Glad you're here, Andrew!
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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!