Judip

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  1. Judip

    Who's starting 1/1?

    I am ready to begin my W30 journey today! I did one in 2016 and I remember feeling so great after the 30 days that I continued for several months. I also journal, so my notes reflect a much more positive, energetic person during that time! A year ago today I had a big life change; I retired from my job position after 20 years. Adjusting to this new life screamed "freedom" in one sense, but unfortunately I took that as an excuse to fall back on some bad habits and push back the good eating habits I had built, and that included increased sugar intake, ugh... Now I need to put this new-found "freedom" to work in a better, healthier way. I am pre-diabetic and 66 years old. I need to get my blood sugar under control and I need to lose weight. To accomplish that, I need more energy from healthier eating. I will be so happy to get through this week to get the excess sugar out of my system! I remember also feeling much better not eating dairy or grains. Looking forward to less brain-fog and a looser waist-fit in my pants as well! It is good to have a group of people on the same path for support. Best to you all - let's do this!
  2. Judip

    10/16 Start date

    I started yesterday 10/16, second time around. Last time was about the same time last year! After day 3 I had such great energy and felt so good, I feel a bit more prepared, and am looking forward to feeling that way again. Best to everyone!
  3. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    How inspiring it was to read everyone's comments! I especially liked yours TheMuppet, but having more "headspace" because I truly understand that, I feel the same. By now I am a little on auto piolet with my go-to foods, lots of plants and proteins, not fussy. Still enjoyable. I've lost 10lbs, and gained a new understanding of me, and how much I was eating, and why (not always hunger). I feel stronger physically and emotionally and starting again April 1. I am going to have my glass of wine tonight to celebrate, but I do not have a big craving for anything else at this time. Good job, everyone! Thanks for checking in, it really helped me through the past 30 days!
  4. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    I like that KrysR, the power we've gained to say no, and make better choices. I feel like that as well. My taste buds have changed, and now I know what REAL food taste like, and I like it! I like the inches i have lost, i never want to go back to all i have eliminated. Im not sure what the culprit is, dairy, grains, legumes, sugar....we'll see. Most missed for me is pizza, but now when and if I do have it, it will be of higher quality, not the junky kind I had been hooked on. I'm thinking, chicken, feta, Greek olive...oh, and, I could sure enjoy a glass of lovely chard along with that! Best on this final week!
  5. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    Wow, Budapest! Have a great trip! Good job on finishing day 23 maggie808, I am on the same track. I have four days off now and getting together with family over the weekend. It will be a bit of a challenge, just being out of my own home and kitchen, but it is my son, and they do eat healthy, so I am not too concerned. Keeping busy without mindless snacking is my goal. Feeling terrific! I want to finish this to the end..one more week, actually. Go March 1 Start Team! We can do this!!
  6. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    Hello Whole 30 friends! Day 21, 3 weeks in, yipee! And I am happy, happy with how I feel so far. I don't feel like a slug (it rains a lot here) anylonger, I have some good energy, and I know it is due to just making these changes to whole foods and skipping all the packaged, preserved foods we usually suplimented our meals with. I rarely stick my head in the pantry these days. We went food shopping today and I realized I only went down one asile, and that was for balsamic vinegar! Everything else I needed was on the outside perimeter of the store, protein, veggies, fruits...that was enlightning. These days my grocery bill isn't as big either. I'm excited to see what the end of the week brings, and I know there are some changes ages I have made that will not change, because food taste better, so why go back.I hope everyone had a great weekend, and a great week ahead...only 10 more days. I'm proud of us!
  7. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    Ugh, being ill and staying on program would be hard! I hope you feel better soon! Today I am half way, and the way my pants feel on me now far outweighs the huge round of Irish soda bread and butter that is in the work place kitchen right now....baked by an amazing baker we have on staff! Couple of new things I have tried: This past week I made some green Thai chicken curry with potatoes, fresh green beans, carrots and onions and had that over cauliflower "rice". I couldn't eat a serving I usually eat because the "rice" makes the dish very filling. But the taste of the spices were so great, and the coconut milk made the dish rich and satisfying. I am a pizza junkie. That is the ONE food I really miss, so we made Italian sausage stuffed red peppers for dinner last night and the tomatoes, garlic and onions along with the spices satisfied my pizza craving. I had a salad with balsamic, EVOO and kalamata olives, only missing the red wine! It has been very cold and rainy here in the PNW so salads have not been on the menu as much as they should. I make a pot of soup each Sunday that is my go-to comfort food before dinner and for work lunches. Last Sunday I made Mexican chicken soup and put cilantro and mashed avocado on top for richness. Usually it would be cheese and tortilla chips! Lately I have been making my own apple sauce, easy to do, and I keep it chunky, then put cinnamon on top and sprinkle with a few nuts for a "treat". Sharing food ideas always helps, this is where I learned about cauliflower rice. We are half way through March! I hope everyone is doing well, and let's do this!
  8. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    You can do it maggie808! You are a day ahead of me, so it is encouraging to have you check in. My clothes fit so much better, its fun to put something on and not feel like I stuffed into it! Keep up the good work, you are worth it almost there..... ............we can do it!!
  9. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    Hey, day 14, tomorrow is half way! I have learned a great deal these past two weeks. I don't know what foods or what combination that caused so much inflation in my body, but I sure feel better. My bags under my eyes are gone, and I don't feel like I am dragging my body around...I've got spring in my step now. I've also learned that some foods are just fine without being smothered in cheese or dips, or dressings. I have rewarded myself the past two weeks by purchasing new workout clothes, it helps remind me of why I am doing this, and makes hitting the gym a little more fun! Hope you are all doing well! Happy 2 weeks in!
  10. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    Wow! That is great, car trips can be quite the trial, but you did it! Every little milestone makes that next decision to make the better choice a little easier. Good job
  11. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    I use fresh garlic (I buy the BIG kind people normally bake, it is very sweet and easy to cut up), chili powder, dried Mexican oregano and cumin. It works great, I do not measure, just add to my taste. Good luck!
  12. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    Oops, meant "great" soup...
  13. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    Did a good amount of cooking this weekend, I find it really helpful for weekday lunches, I grow tired of salads. Made some greason soup, I find having a small bowl of soup before dinner helps me slowww down and enjoy my meal. Looking forward to hitting day 15. I am actually a bit surprised at my small victories this week, like you two, skiing the snacks and having tea or something other than nuts (my go-to...a little too easy). Good job everyone!! Have a great Whole 30 week!
  14. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    maggie808 you are so right on with the psychological power mention! I am finding out just how much of my eating has been habit due to boredom, or reactive to a stressful situation, as opposed to actual hunger. I take my time now and plan my meals, and if I do need to react with food, I think about my choice a lot more. Hopefully - for the future - this is a good habit replacing an old one. Have a great weekend everyone!
  15. Judip

    Starting March 1st!

    The soup sounds wonderful! I will try it, it is rainy in the Pacific NW so soup has always been a fav. I do get the email reminders, I find it very encouraging to see how everyone else is doing and what struggles, if any, we are all experiencing at the same time. This is day 10 for me, I was having difficulty sleeping, but that has improved the past two days. I am feeling more energetic and my clothes are beginning to feel much looser! That helps me to make better choices.