KalinaM

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    KalinaM got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Start date MARCH 11-- accountability buddies   
    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!
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Start date MARCH 11-- accountability buddies   
    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. 
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Start date MARCH 11-- accountability buddies   
    YAY! Glad you're here, Andrew!
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Start date MARCH 11-- accountability buddies   
    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!
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Start date MARCH 11-- accountability buddies   
    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. 
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Start date MARCH 11-- accountability buddies   
    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!
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Patty526 in Feb 5 18 start date POST30 log   
    Hi, Patty! glad you joined us in this thread.
     
    I have found I'm doing a more "slow roll" type of reintro this time around. On the weekends, we've been getting together with friends and I've just been eating whatever I want. Seems to be OK, some bloating and crabbiness, but nothing too bad. All week last week I was strict whole30 and today and tomorrow as well. I do want to isolate the reintro of legumes as I know they're a trigger for me. I'm curious if some types of legumes are OK or if they all treat me equally. So, I'm going to try peanuts on Wednesday and see how my body does.
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Patty526 in Feb 5 18 start date POST30 log   
    Legumes are actually my biggest trigger! I know soy in particular can lead to excess estrogen production.... and I have endometriosis which is indicative of too much estrogen in the system. So-- that's my short answer for why legumes may not be the healthiest choice for everyone.
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    KalinaM reacted to Jeanne M in Feb 5 18 start date POST30 log   
    Well I had pizza today, stomach is not happy!  I’m thinking I’ll start another round on the 19th.  Definitely still having a hard time knowing what to do with myself.  Going to eat pretty close to compliant next week.
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Jeanne M in 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. 
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Jeanne M in Feb 5 18 start date POST30 log   
    Since you had rice, now it is recommended (if you are doing the fast track reintro) to go back to whole30 for 2-3 days and see how you feel from eating the rice. Then, pick something else to reintroduce. Hope that helps give you a little more guidance!!
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Jeanne M in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    I started a post30 log for everyone! Come join me here while we wade through reintroductions together!
     
     
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Jeanne M in Feb 5 18 start date POST30 log   
    Hey, everyone!! We're here! How's day 31 going for everyone? It's surreal to be here as I'm eating Whole30 all day today, but have a date with my husband and a glass of wine later tonight! What is everyone else trying out today?
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Jeanne M in 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. 
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    KalinaM reacted to Ckjos in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Happy day 30 everyone! Congratulations to everyone who made it this far! I don't know about you guys, but I feel very accomplished. I got a little ahead of myself and made a list (using the book) of all of my non-scale victories. It's nice to look at. My whole 30 wasnt perfect (I didn't eat any off-limit foods, but sometimes things got in the way of my meal plans and I was forced to snack), but I am really happy I did it. I plan on doing it again, so the things I didn't do right this time, I can focus more on the next time. 

    I am really happy I have a cold right now actually, because I don't feel quite ready to reintroduce the various food groups yet. Although I will be happy when I can have cottage cheese and cappucinos again! I am planning on doing the Fast-track reintroduction (although maybe making it a liiiittle slower than ten days).  Fingers crossed that dairy and legumes are no problem for me. I can live with out (or at least very rarely) eating processed carbs and drinking alcohol. But I love my dairy and black beans and tofu. 
     
    How are you all?
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    KalinaM reacted to WJStar in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Congrats to everyone on completed 30 days! I’m excited but I will not be reintroducing any items I plan on doing another 30 days. I actually don’t miss much of the things I ate before with the exception of pizza which I LOVE!!! But it can wait I’m in no rush. These 30 days I didn’t exercise at all, but with my next 30 days I plan on incorporating exercises into my routine. I used to work out 5-6 days a well but after getting sick I stopped for the last 3 months. It’s time to get back into my workouts and staying on Whole30. Love to hear about everyone’s NSV’s!
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    KalinaM reacted to Jeanne M in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    I did the same with exercise this time.  I’m going to do another round in a couple of weeks and add in exercise.  Pizza and potatoe chips for me, pizza I’ll have, but going to avoid the chips as long as I can.  Congrats to you too!
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    KalinaM reacted to Jeanne M in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Congrats to you too!  I’m okay actually starting to have a little more energy, so I’m glad for that.  Planning to do another round soon and make sure I don’t go back to my old habits.  It’s a little weird, because I’m thinking of what I want to really have vs. is it worth it?  My mindset toward food is definitely much more healthy.  
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Ckjos in 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!!! 
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Jeanne M in 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!
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Mountain Girl in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    This time next week I'll be having my celebratory glass of wine!!
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Jeanne M in 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!
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Ckjos in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Gasp! Ohmygoshyouguys!!!!! I made this recipe tonight for dinner due to food boredom and google searching ingredients I had on hand..... SO. Freakin. GOOD! Two minor adjustments I made.... I had chicken breasts, not thighs on hand and I used thyme as the main spice. Enjoy!
    https://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/skillet-chicken-mushrooms-low-carb-gluten-free-2/
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Ckjos in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Do you take vitamin D? I am totally a believer that we NEED our sunshine vitamin d! (But I am guilty of not doing anything about it usually.) But, YES... I get this. Totally get this.
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    KalinaM got a reaction from Ckjos in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    YAY!!! Celebratory cappucino is a great idea! And YES planning reintroduction is probably even MORE important than planning the whole30 program itself since the rules are more guidelines than actual rules!