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  1. bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Woo-hoo!!! Last day!! I'm going to do another month, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone on this thread. I'm so happy to have done this with you. I anticipate this next month to be a breeze because I'm already in the zone. And also because fruits and veggies are starting to come into season so it will be easier on the budget. Congratulations everyone!!
  2. bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Help!! Guys, I need you to help me stay strong!! There's a heavenly gourmet cupcake place near me that it discontinuing some of their flavors and their FB posts are killing me!! I only have 4 days to go, I certainly don't want to ruin my streak now. But the whole psychological bent of "get it now or they'll be gone forever!" is really tempting me. Logically I know that for the rest of my like I can have a cupcake anytime I darn well please, but my sugar dragon is trying to convince me otherwise.
  3. bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Hey guys, Day 23 for me and I'm still here. I haven't checked in much cause I'm just cruising along, no major issues.
  4. bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Day 18 down. I seem to be in a bit of a food rut. I'm cycling through the same few meals. Right now its not a problem, I'm not bored with it yet, but I need to change it up a bit before I do get bored.
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    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I made it through the weekend! Lots of situations that I would use as excuses to "treat myself" with something unhealthy. My husband and I went out for dinner and a movie for his birthday. I chose ahead of time what I was going to order and I stuck to it, despite the sinful looking skillet sized cookie and ice cream dessert on the menu. I got my first tattoo and didn't feel the need to celebrate with a tasty treat afterwards. We were housebound today due to an ice storm which normal would be an excuse for comfort food, but I remained on plan. Overall, it was a great weekend. I finished my first 14 days, it's all count down from here!
  6. bigmamabird

    New and starting to struggle

    Accept how you're feeling, it's not wrong to feel that way. And try to find other outlets for emotions. A run, hot shower, telephone rant session with a friend, go dig in the garden, cuddle a pet, curl up and have a good cry. There are many ways to process those emotions, eating just often seems the easiest. And congratulations on your upcoming wedding!! What a fun and exciting time!
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    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I tried a Blueberry RXBar. Blech!!!! One bite and I tossed the rest! It had the weirdest chemically taste even though there isn't anything artificial in there. And it got stuck all over my teeth. A completely unpleasant experience all around!
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    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    My Mom made birthday dinner for my husband. Her amazingly delicious tacos and brownies with ice cream and hot fudge sauce. I made a salad out of the taco fixings and was doing great .... till the hot fudge came out. It smelled so divine! And I had to help put dessert together for the kids so I had a vat of molten chocolate right there in my hands. It was rough, but I did it! There's no way I could have passed on it before Whole30. I have so little self-control when I'm not on plan. I feel completely helpless against my cravings. But Whole30 is helping me learn strength. I don't have to eat something just because there.
  9. bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    The Sugar Dragon was mauling me good today! I was stuck in the slooooooowest line at Wal-Mart, all the while surrounded by candies and cookies and chips. Those checkout lines are a death trap. I was so close to buying a candy bar but I stayed strong. Then this afternoon I made two trays of cookies and two lasagnas for my sister-in-law who just had a baby. I had cookie dough all over my fingers and had to repeat to myself "Don't lick them! Don't lick them!"
  10. bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Oh my goodness, you guys! Zoodles!!! Last week I was lax on getting my vegetables so that's what I'm focusing on this week. I made some butternut squash zoodles with meatballs and pasta sauce, it was delicious! It wasn't Pasta Carbonera or anything, but it was a very tasty, fun way to get some veggies into my meal. I am going to spiralize all the vegetables!
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    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I had a dream that I polished off half a can of Pringles before I realized I shouldn't be. I was so angry at myself ..... then I woke up and felt better. My brain has officially started messing with me!
  12. bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I woke up absolutely ravenous. I had been eating till I was full, but looking back, it was probably half of what I need to eat. So I made a big breakfast of 4 scrambled eggs, a complaint chicken sausage and banana. Its Day 5 and I'm starving and irritated at everything. So for the next few days I'm going to focus on getting more out of my meals.
  13. bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I learned an important lesson today. It was my first softball practice of the season and I hadn't eaten nearly enough at dinner. I got lightheaded and winded and had my butt thoroughly kicked. I came home and had what was essentially a 4th meal and am now feeling better. But I'm going to have to make a point of carefully eating enough before softball or I'm toast.
  14. bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Day 3 and I'm doing okay. I cooked up a big skillet hash for dinner and it was tasty and filling. Lunch was leftover soup from last night's dinner. My boys had some Sprite this afternoon and WOW did I want some! It was soooooooo tempting. But I resisted and day 3 is in the bag.
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    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Ugh. I have a blistering headache and it's a cold, rainy day. All I want to do is curl up with some cheesy, starchy comfort food. But I have a crock pot full of warm hamburger soup waiting for dinner and it smells amazing!! http://pinterest.com/pin/53198839332763359/?source_app=android
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    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Day 1 in the bag! We're taking care of our friend's chickens during spring break and are getting over a dozen eggs a day! It's a good issue to have during a Whole30!
  17. bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I had my first meal on Whole30 this morning. Two scrambled eggs and a banana. I went way overboard yesterday at Easter dinner, knowing that I was starting today. WAY too much candy for my own good! And my Mom made lasagna and I had several helpings of that. My poor tummy is begging for a round of healthy, whole food! Good luck everyone! This is going to be a great month!
  18. bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I will be joining you! I ordered the book and it's due to be delivered tomorrow!! Looking forward to it!