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    Dehh got a reaction from Shelly0831 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I'll be doing my 3rd Whole30 starting in Sept.  My 1st one went great, but was allot of work, of course.  My 2nd was just a struggle since I wasn't mentally and emotionally into it.  This time I'm all in!  I've been prepping and re-reading over the last week.  I have recipes lined up and ingredients purchased.  Excited for this round!
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    Dehh got a reaction from Shelly0831 in September Whole 30   
    Hello all!  I'm committed to starting Whole 30 on 9/2.  Anyone else?  I would love to have a group of people on the same journey to connect with, share ideas, recipes, plans, etc.  I'm following a few people who have mentioned also starting in September.  Feel free to follow and hit me up.  More support = more success!  
    Best wishes for a successful journey - Di
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    Dehh got a reaction from Shelly0831 in September Whole 30   
    Hello all!  I'm committed to starting Whole 30 on 9/2.  Anyone else?  I would love to have a group of people on the same journey to connect with, share ideas, recipes, plans, etc.  I'm following a few people who have mentioned also starting in September.  Feel free to follow and hit me up.  More support = more success!  
    Best wishes for a successful journey - Di
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    Dehh reacted to Shelly0831 in September Whole 30   
    I'm with you! I'm looking for the same thing - a group of people to go through the journey together and keep each other on track. Support, encouragement and ideas! It's going to be great!
    -S
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    Dehh got a reaction from Shelly0831 in September Whole 30   
    Hello all!  I'm committed to starting Whole 30 on 9/2.  Anyone else?  I would love to have a group of people on the same journey to connect with, share ideas, recipes, plans, etc.  I'm following a few people who have mentioned also starting in September.  Feel free to follow and hit me up.  More support = more success!  
    Best wishes for a successful journey - Di
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    Dehh got a reaction from Shelly0831 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I'll be doing my 3rd Whole30 starting in Sept.  My 1st one went great, but was allot of work, of course.  My 2nd was just a struggle since I wasn't mentally and emotionally into it.  This time I'm all in!  I've been prepping and re-reading over the last week.  I have recipes lined up and ingredients purchased.  Excited for this round!
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    Dehh reacted to Emcatsmom in Here we go . . .   
    Hello everyone!  My 20yo daughter and I are on day one after a busy weekend of kitchen purging, huge shopping trip after careful meal planning and much cooking and chopping yesterday. We CAN do this, right?  Looking forward to all the support and fabulous information here. 
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    Dehh reacted to Prairie Dawn in Baker's Wife Starting Sept. 2nd   
    Hey JessFind!  I'm starting September 2nd too and have a lot of the same concerns as you do - looking to feel more connected to my body and not just feel crappy and bummed out all the time.  I gained about 30 pounds over the course of a year as well and it SUCKS.  I feel you on wanting to understand how things affect my body, and I want to feel like I can actually DO something with that understanding too!
    Major kudos to you for doing a whole30 while surrounded by delicious baked goods - that would be such a challenge for me!!  Good luck!
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    Dehh reacted to Prairie Dawn in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi everyone, I'm going to start September 2nd as well.  I did a halfhearted whole30 in June (so, didn't technically complete one, since Whole30 is pretty black and white), and I want to go all the way this time and stick with it. Dehh, my path is similar to yours!  I did one complete round last year after my doctor recommended it, and it was a really good experience.  I didn't reintroduce properly, though, and looking back, I wish I'd stuck with the whole process, and kept it going for a little longer, as it took my body a while to really adjust to the changes.  I have a habit of making health changes, but not really committing to them.  That's my theme, apparently   I'd like to follow through more and I think some group accountability is what I need!
    I'm 34, about 30 pounds overweight, but relatively active with yoga and jogging a few times a week.  I'd like to lose some weight and feel more excited by my body and what it can do.  Looking forward to feeling more connected.
    Good luck everyone!
     
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    Dehh got a reaction from Shelly0831 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I'll be doing my 3rd Whole30 starting in Sept.  My 1st one went great, but was allot of work, of course.  My 2nd was just a struggle since I wasn't mentally and emotionally into it.  This time I'm all in!  I've been prepping and re-reading over the last week.  I have recipes lined up and ingredients purchased.  Excited for this round!
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    Dehh got a reaction from Shelly0831 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I'll be doing my 3rd Whole30 starting in Sept.  My 1st one went great, but was allot of work, of course.  My 2nd was just a struggle since I wasn't mentally and emotionally into it.  This time I'm all in!  I've been prepping and re-reading over the last week.  I have recipes lined up and ingredients purchased.  Excited for this round!
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    Dehh got a reaction from Shelly0831 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I'll be doing my 3rd Whole30 starting in Sept.  My 1st one went great, but was allot of work, of course.  My 2nd was just a struggle since I wasn't mentally and emotionally into it.  This time I'm all in!  I've been prepping and re-reading over the last week.  I have recipes lined up and ingredients purchased.  Excited for this round!
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    Dehh reacted to CrazyWiseWoman in Starting September 3rd!!   
    First of all... Congratulations for taking this step toward healthier eating and lifestyle. Once you make up your mind and commit you have made a huge step and you should be proud! You have come to a great place for support. I encourage you to get involved here, you will find a ton of support, tips, advice and friends. I also highly recommend getting on Instagram and following all of the Whole30 accounts and hashtags. There is soooo much information out there. Take full advantage of it. You are going to have a great Whole30, welcome to the community! Let us know if you need help! Happy Whole30:)
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    Dehh reacted to BreezysHealthJourney in Starting September 3rd!!   
    Hi, I’m new to the whole 30 community! I’m looking at these upcoming 30 days as the beginning of a new healthy lifestyle. A few years back I was diagnosed with GERD & fructose intolerant. I came across Whole30 a few weeks back & knew this is the answer I’ve been looking for to help me. I have been getting myself & house prepped & ready, even have goals & plans set in place. This is my last week to get prepared & prepped and can’t wait to start my journey on September 3rd! If anyone has any pointers or advice I’d love to hear it! 
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    Dehh reacted to CaseyD in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi, 
    I'm not new to the Whole30, I go back to it (in shorter bursts) to keep my food freedom in check, but I have seen a major increase in autoimmune flair ups this summer and a doctor has suggested I try doing the AIP (which is similar to Whole30, plus a few more eliminations) along with being very on top of reducing stress. I have started and stopped this a few times, but realize it does seem to help when I'm on it. I really need to work on the stress part, too. So, I will piggyback on this big September Whole30 as motivation to keep going on days I just want to be lazy (because for me, that's what it is) and eat something more convenient. This is to say, I will follow the W30 rules with a few other eliminations per doctor suggestion. 

    To those who are doing their first W30, I'm excited to witness your journey. I hope we all post regularly during September! The Whole30 really changed my life, in a profound way. I don't doubt you'll get something meaningful from this experience as well. 
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    Dehh reacted to NoreenM62 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi all!
    Put me on the list for a September Whole30.  Nice to meet you all and welcome to the newbies!  I am 57 yo and this will be my second Whole30.  I did my first one over the summer of 2018 and was so pleased with the initial results--lost 9 lbs in 30 days and felt GREAT--that I stayed on it for a total of 3 months.  Lost 15 lbs in total and really felt like "this is the way I want to live my life."  Slept better, looked better, more energy, less of the constant hungries monster on my back.  Then, I went on vacation   Suddenly, all those things--sugar particularly--that I had gotten out of my system and sworn off of forever more, didn't seem so powerful.  But, they were/are.  I have gained back those 15 lbs and often feel tired and lackluster.  I have been talking about doing a 2nd Whole30 for the past 3 months so September will be a good stake in the ground.  Good luck to all!  Noreen    
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    Dehh reacted to BJD in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Our family will be starting on 8/30 (due to travel in late Sep).  This will be our first round.  I am 55, my husband is 59 and my daughter is 16.  We all have things to "fix" and have been talking about doing a W30 for months, but the catalyst to finally start is my daughter who is having numerous issues with her gut, anxiety, and now low iron.   Hoping we can all detox and get back on a healthier track.  
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    Dehh reacted to Shelly0831 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi.  I really want to start on September 1. I did my first Whole30 a few years ago and loved it. I stayed generally Paleo after that for about 18 months. Since then I can't seem to get back on track. I'm in my mid 40's and gaining weight, my joints feel awful and I'm not sleeping. But I start a round and can't stay in it. Frankly it's stress that gets me off - I have a bad day at work or with the kids and I want a drink and then it's just downhill. I need some accountability and partnership. My husband won't eat whole 30 with me and that makes it hard. Maybe joining a group like this would help. I just need someone to encourage me to stay on track even when it's a bad day. I know the benefits I know I'll feel better. I just can't seem to do it alone. 
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    Dehh reacted to Sherryd in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    I would like to start September 2 as well. I am 55 year old weighing 211 lbs and currently prediabetic and suffering from acid reflux, joint pain, bursitis, low energy. Cannot wait to see the changes everyone is talking about. 
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    Dehh reacted to rlmawyer in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi there! I am also planning on starting September 1st. I've been reading thebooks and I'm getting excited, but I'm nervous as well! I'm kind of a picky eater (especially when it comes to vegetables), so I'm hoping that I can keep myself from getting bored. I would love to keep in touch throughout our 30 days to offer support and maybe some recipes and such :) Good luck!
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    Dehh reacted to Kristin1134 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi Kim! My name is Kristin, I’m starting on September 2! I’m 34 and have a 12 month old son. I’m hoping to get my eating/exercise habits back on track after they have been completely destroyed by pregnancy/postpartum. Good luck! I’ll be happy to stay in touch and chat throughout our program if you would like.
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    Dehh reacted to KimberlyA1105 in Planning to start September 1. Are you?   
    Hi! Im Kim.  Im 42 and a single mom of a 7 year old boy and im around 230 lbs. Ive been reading the book and now im putting it out there. Im planning to start on September 1st. I have a feeling this might help a lot of areas in my life. Heres to new beginnings! Good luck on your journey!
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    Dehh reacted to kirbz in Compliant Packaged Deli Meats   
    I can find compliant turkey deli meat at my local Costco. The brand is True Story. 
    Applegate also has a partnership with Whole30 and has a number of Whole30 approved products, including deli meat. This brand is probably  more likely to be found in a regular grocery store. 
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    Dehh reacted to Jihanna in Compliant Packaged Deli Meats   
    I'm a big fan of the idea of doing things at home, just because I know I can almost always get better value for my money that way... with that in mind, here's a recipe I came across not long ago that has me wanting to make some turkey sandwich meat  
    https://tastythin.com/instant-pot-homemade-deli-meat-whole30-paleo-keto/
    If making it at home isn't an option, though, here's a post with some information on brands and where to find them:
    https://www.oliveyouwhole.com/whole30/whole30-approved-deli-meat-brands/
    I'm an extremely budget-conscious shopper, and I can tell you that I've never found compliant deli meat with a price I felt was affordable for my own budget (hence typically just doing things at home instead). I have used (and still do) Garret Valley's paleo bacon, but bacon is more of a seasoning/additive than an actual meat in my house; I absolutely never buy it unless it's on sale, though, or if I actually happen to see it at LIDL instead of Sprouts.
    Good luck!
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    Dehh reacted to ArtFossil in Compliant Packaged Deli Meats   
    Hello Di. From my experience, I've never been able to find compliant + deli meat + budget-friendly. I did eat compliant hot dogs which I enjoyed. Otherwise, I just cooked my own meat, mostly chicken.