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    hmg1993 got a reaction from wp3 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Wow!  Great results @wp3  Congratulations.  I tend to agree on not continuously W30-ing.  I did that for a while and all I learned was not to trust my own ability to decide about foods.  I also felt so deprived that it triggered binging.  So now I have a little more freedom but stick to what I know feels good and well away from sugar,  Good luck for the onward journey
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from wp3 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Wow!  Great results @wp3  Congratulations.  I tend to agree on not continuously W30-ing.  I did that for a while and all I learned was not to trust my own ability to decide about foods.  I also felt so deprived that it triggered binging.  So now I have a little more freedom but stick to what I know feels good and well away from sugar,  Good luck for the onward journey
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    hmg1993 reacted to Elizabeth33 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    @kirbz thanks so much for the help. So great on not eating that cake. I am also really looking forward to trying the second recipe for the Swedish meatballs and the other one I have to eliminate too many things
     
    @wp3 hope you are doing better. Sometimes I add some probiotics and that has helped me with digestive issues
     
    @Cmclean How are you? I completely understand where you are. 
     
    @hmg1993 I love you’re mini epiphany. It is so true for me
    So I will be starting day one tomorrow as well. So today is my day zero. I’m not sure if I’m working this evening so it’ll be unclear how much I can do for prep for tomorrow. But I do have a lot of protein prepared and frozen. It’s just primarily the vegetables and salads that I need to get ready. 
    I have gotten a lot of pain in my left wrist and numbness in my right hand and I know that’s related to what I’m eating. So will be nice to clean up my eating and not have that issue. 
    This week I have several challenges. I am working in a hotel and will be up until 12 -1 o’clock in the morning and then getting up at 5:30. So I will be very under rested as well as going through detox. Fun times. I’m trying to figure out what foods I can take with me to the hotel that are not going to be necessarily smelly or too loud when I’m eating. A lot of the times the kids are asleep when I have to break out my snack and sometimes it wakes them up. It kills me when the mother says to feed them captain crunch or Lucky charms with a bag of chips if they get hungry before bed. It just makes me cringe.
    My other challenge is the weekend job. I work at a private club where they have the most amazing pastry chefs you’ve ever seen. Their Sunday buffet is enough to make a diabetic go into shock just by looking at the table. I also have an event on September 1 where I’ll be serving the kids pizza, dessert, and a beverage. And their chocolate chip cookies are very hard to resist. So I will have to double up my efforts to help get through these challenges. But at least I know they’re there so I can prepare for them. I need to do a better if/then scenario because last ones I did didn’t help. Or I just ignored them. 
    I’m going to be posting daily of how I’m doing and what my food is and that will also help me stay compliant. 
    I’m so proud of all of you who’ve made it this far through and not having to restart. For those of us that lee starting tomorrow let’s rally together and kick ass & slay this Dragon!!
     
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from wp3 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Hi @Hope4Overcomers!  On day 5 and starting to settle in.  My goal this weekend is to find some good new recipes to try as my tried and true are getting a little too familiar and rote.  I follow the instagram feed and bloggers like nom nom paleo so have lots of inspiration but welcome any and all suggestions.  My mini epiphany this week has been if not now then when?  I can't keep bouncing back and forth and need to commit to getting this food, body image thing conquered once and for all.  My old pattern would be to do W30 for 60-90 days and then have a big fall.  Now I just want to reset and put my energies into food freedom.  I know what works and what does not.  I just have to listen to myself!
     
    Sounds like you are in great shape for a restart!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    @Hope4Overcomers  Good luck tomorrow.  Thinking of you. Just wrapped up Day one redux.  Stomach so upset from off plan slide that sticking to it has been easier!  
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from wp3 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Hi @Hope4Overcomers!  On day 5 and starting to settle in.  My goal this weekend is to find some good new recipes to try as my tried and true are getting a little too familiar and rote.  I follow the instagram feed and bloggers like nom nom paleo so have lots of inspiration but welcome any and all suggestions.  My mini epiphany this week has been if not now then when?  I can't keep bouncing back and forth and need to commit to getting this food, body image thing conquered once and for all.  My old pattern would be to do W30 for 60-90 days and then have a big fall.  Now I just want to reset and put my energies into food freedom.  I know what works and what does not.  I just have to listen to myself!
     
    Sounds like you are in great shape for a restart!
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    hmg1993 reacted to Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Sorry to hear there is some struggle, @Cmclean! I give my 100% support to the posts push through. This will pass. It may be a sign of how much you actually need it! Definitely don’t quit! You got this!
    As many of you know there was a death in the family and I found myself in Whole30 no where land at relatives homes. My Restart Date is Monday, August 20th, as my boyfriend has decided to comitt to it also with me. I’ll start us by leading the way. He’s been on the site reading up and I’ve ordered him the main book. It arrives late Saturday. I’ve never had a live person join me before so it should be great comraderie and support. Surely I’ll learn new things and utilize tried and true.
    I’ve missed you all! Thanks for the great support you continue to offer. I’ll be on the whole way before and after the 20th. I grow from you all!
    Be encouraged as you so encourage me!
    Dianne
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    @Hope4Overcomers  Good luck tomorrow.  Thinking of you. Just wrapped up Day one redux.  Stomach so upset from off plan slide that sticking to it has been easier!  
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    hmg1993 reacted to kirbz in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Also wanted to share an absolutely delicious meal I had last night! Here is the recipe: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-salisbury-steak-meatballs-whole30/. 
    My fiance cooks and eats Whole30 when we share meals, but not otherwise. He says this is hands-down his favorite Whole30 meal. Who knew Whole30 gravy could be so delicious!? I could eat that by the spoonful! 
    Anyway, I paired it with the mashed potatoes from this recipe: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-swedish-meatballs-whole30/. It was truly amazing and will become a part of the regular rotation for sure! 
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    hmg1993 reacted to Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    @kirbz, You remain inspiring to me! I’m right with ya! So glad you know this is home base and continually come back!
    Your fellow Warrior!
    Dianne
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    hmg1993 reacted to Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    @hmg1993 I’m right with you guys! Stating over. Day 1 here we are! A fresh start. So glad we get that with Whole30. Don’t just have to stand in the corner with our tail between our legs. This death in the family and the off eating pattern it creates has really been a challenge. I covet all of your support as tomorrow is the funeral and food will be a strong presence in it. Plus I’m not home to cook and people have gone to great effort to cook for us all. It may turn out a more realistic start date for me is Wednesday, the 15th. I’m going to give it my best shot in the meanwhile though.
    Welcome to a new beginning for those of us who find themselves at this point. Late but still great!! 
    @Lisaarace
     @Elizabeth33
    Be encouraged, even now!!
    Dianne
     
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    You're not alone @Elizabeth33  I am starting over today too.  Stress got the better of me and i slid right back to old patterns.  But I do know that the definition of failure is not trying so I am trying again  And I am also remind myself if not now then when?  You can do it.  I have no doubt.  Welcome to day one!!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    You're not alone @Elizabeth33  I am starting over today too.  Stress got the better of me and i slid right back to old patterns.  But I do know that the definition of failure is not trying so I am trying again  And I am also remind myself if not now then when?  You can do it.  I have no doubt.  Welcome to day one!!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Hope4Overcomers in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    You're not alone @Elizabeth33  I am starting over today too.  Stress got the better of me and i slid right back to old patterns.  But I do know that the definition of failure is not trying so I am trying again  And I am also remind myself if not now then when?  You can do it.  I have no doubt.  Welcome to day one!!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from wp3 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Hi everyone.  Hope you don't mind me jumping in.  I have been on and off Whole30 for a while as means to control stress, anxiety and bad eating habits.  On the latter, I am 70% a healthy eater, cook all my meals but the other 30% is binging under stress and eating way too much sugar, my drug of choice!  I am still battling for total food freedom but have absolutely made progress with the guard rails that W30 provides.  I would like company as I try to use all my lessons learned to keep improving and finding the right balance.  My lessons learned thus far are not substituting plates of fruit for sugar or overdoing the sweet potato and carb-heavy veg to compensate.  And keeping my beak out of the nuts as they really upset my stomach.  One thing to say, another thing to do.  
    Anyway, wishing you all a great start and day!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from wp3 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Hi everyone.  Hope you don't mind me jumping in.  I have been on and off Whole30 for a while as means to control stress, anxiety and bad eating habits.  On the latter, I am 70% a healthy eater, cook all my meals but the other 30% is binging under stress and eating way too much sugar, my drug of choice!  I am still battling for total food freedom but have absolutely made progress with the guard rails that W30 provides.  I would like company as I try to use all my lessons learned to keep improving and finding the right balance.  My lessons learned thus far are not substituting plates of fruit for sugar or overdoing the sweet potato and carb-heavy veg to compensate.  And keeping my beak out of the nuts as they really upset my stomach.  One thing to say, another thing to do.  
    Anyway, wishing you all a great start and day!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from wp3 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Hi everyone.  Hope you don't mind me jumping in.  I have been on and off Whole30 for a while as means to control stress, anxiety and bad eating habits.  On the latter, I am 70% a healthy eater, cook all my meals but the other 30% is binging under stress and eating way too much sugar, my drug of choice!  I am still battling for total food freedom but have absolutely made progress with the guard rails that W30 provides.  I would like company as I try to use all my lessons learned to keep improving and finding the right balance.  My lessons learned thus far are not substituting plates of fruit for sugar or overdoing the sweet potato and carb-heavy veg to compensate.  And keeping my beak out of the nuts as they really upset my stomach.  One thing to say, another thing to do.  
    Anyway, wishing you all a great start and day!
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    hmg1993 reacted to littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @Dragonslayer That is an interesting idea.  I've got the same issue... sometimes I keep binge eating just because I started... not because I really want to keep going!  How stupid is that?!  But the "oh, I'll be good tomorrow" means I have to cram it all in.  Let us know how it goes.  
    @hmg1993 Sounds like you've got a good plan in place.  Life is just easier with wine and cheese   I've been finding that it is easier lately to say no to the stuff I really don't agree with (mostly processed foods) because I truly think they are not compatible with health.  But it really isn't a good way to live to say no to the entire W30 list all the time.  I think coming up with rules that really matter to us are the key in the long run.  Like "I don't eat food coloring" or "refined sugar" or "nuts" or whatever.  
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @Dragonslayer  As much as I think the integrity of a W30 and all 30 is important,  I do think it's called W30 for a reason in that we're not supposed to go beyond 30 days unless of course we feel like we need the extra days to address cravings.  What I have observed is that after a "perfect" W90 or so,  I got into a cycle of 4 "good days" and then binge .. back and forth.  My view now is that the binges were addressing the restrictions and stress of  meeting the program requirements.  I've relaxed things now to my own rules that enable a little diary (greek yogurt, some cheese), Oatmeal, quinoa, Almond Milk, and overall less label watching.  I still say no to sugar, wheat and nuts (the latter is just because it's zero brakes).  I also gave myself a wine allowance of three glasses a week, which I have yet to use any of but mentally having it there if i want to have a drink with a friend is so much better than feeling that I can't.  This approach seems more doable for me right now and is definitely controlling the binges because I don't have that all or nothing mindset......
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @Dragonslayer  As much as I think the integrity of a W30 and all 30 is important,  I do think it's called W30 for a reason in that we're not supposed to go beyond 30 days unless of course we feel like we need the extra days to address cravings.  What I have observed is that after a "perfect" W90 or so,  I got into a cycle of 4 "good days" and then binge .. back and forth.  My view now is that the binges were addressing the restrictions and stress of  meeting the program requirements.  I've relaxed things now to my own rules that enable a little diary (greek yogurt, some cheese), Oatmeal, quinoa, Almond Milk, and overall less label watching.  I still say no to sugar, wheat and nuts (the latter is just because it's zero brakes).  I also gave myself a wine allowance of three glasses a week, which I have yet to use any of but mentally having it there if i want to have a drink with a friend is so much better than feeling that I can't.  This approach seems more doable for me right now and is definitely controlling the binges because I don't have that all or nothing mindset......
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    hmg1993 reacted to littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Made it  Enjoyed a pretty big glass of wine (the "small plate" thing is my go to for alcohol too... and it doesn't work - too many refills  So yesterday I got a big glass, filled it 75% of the way (probably 6-8 oz) and drank that).  Played with the kiddos and just avoided the food.  Got some snarky comments for saying no to giving the baby jello jigglers in the shape of eggs (WHY DO PEOPLE THINK 15 MONTH OLDS NEED RED #40, BLUE # 1, YELLOW #6 AND SUGAR?!) but besides that it was a lovely Easter dinner.  Well that isn't entirely true - I was pretty pissed off about the snarky comments so maybe I ended up in a little bit of a bad mood...
    I hope both of you find some success with some weight loss - I've always found that just really sticking to the W30 is what does it - not just the "rules" but the recommendations - meal 1 early and substantial, no snacking, no after dinner "oh its mango and coconut milk and raisins" shit... then the weight comes off.  Never much, but I do usually find myself happy with the results because the body shape changes always seem more substantial than the number on the scale.
    I think this is it for candy focused holidays for a while right...?  I can't even imagine what the stores will put into the seasonal aisle now?  Marshmallows I guess for smores?  
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Happy weekend everyone!  I'm doing OK following my own version of W30 which is basically 80 percent rules plus a little dairy and oats and quinoa.  So far so good but the major focus now is trying to lose the weight I gained from all of the back and forth binging.  I don't know if you find this but every time is harder because I think somehow your metabolism gets messed up.  Do you think that's right or just theory? Anyway, I slog on because I know that for sure the alternative doesn't work!  Done that.  Hope you all have a lovely Easter or passover or whatever you celebrate.....
     
    Dreaming about hot cross buns.  shan't have them though!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Congratulations @Dragonslayer on acing the 30!  Your next plan sounds terrific and is a great goal.  You're inspiring me to keep chugging away as my downfall is completely the kitchen graze.  I am trying to nail three meals plus a snack -- but a scheduled healthy one as opposed to sticking my head in the fridge.  And no buying myself nuts because I am hungry.  Nine out of 10 times I am hangry or stressed and stuffing my face is not the answer.  You are absolutely progressing and reminding me that I can do it too.  Thank you so much!
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    hmg1993 reacted to littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @Dragonslayer Go you!  So happy to read such an upbeat post!  Sounds like you've got a great plan for the next 100 days!  And you are going to have some kick ass triceps to boot   I hope you send us some wedding pictures in a few months!
    @hmg1993 I totally agree about the things it turns out we don't "need"... I used to eat chocolate every.single.night (it was actually what prompted me to do a W30 a few years ago - doing "paleo" I was eating an 85% Lindt bar every night after dinner... not good).  But I thought I couldn't live without it.  I can't tell you the last time I had chocolate at night.  I posted on here a while ago about eating it again and that lasted a week or so - turns out I don't really enjoy eating on a daily basis.  
    Things here are ok.  Humming along.  Fruit munchies after dinner need a little reigning in from time to time but besides that all is good!  Time change has finally gotten dinner time to have a distinct end because little guy has his bath and then nurses because he goes to bed at 7 instead of 6 and it is really helping!  Just by getting away from the darn kitchen I can shut off the "must keep eating" feelings.  Interestingly, now I can even come back down after his bath and stuff and sit at the dining room table and have my cup of magnesium and not feel compelled to shove more food in my pie hole.  Crazy.
     
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    hmg1993 reacted to Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Good morning! Just a quick check in. I have less than a week left until 30 days! Truly amazing for me. Despite the compliant binges, I am so proud of myself. This morning i have a real sense of gratitude and feeling of hope for my future. My plan is to finish out this week making small changes to plan for the next 30. I want to now work on getting rid of these compliant binges, and i know the key will be to eliminate the problem foods... fruit, nuts, potatoes. I haven’t done it yet bc it seems so hard and sad (mostly my favorite foods right now!), but for my next 30, they will be gone. I will focus on a practice of 4 meals a day, no snacks (unless it’s a much needed exercise induced starving moment from skiing or something) and most importantly, no snacking before or after dinner, the ultimate challenge. I feel good about this next step. It will be my hardest challenge yet, basically trying to do a “true” Whole30, but with even more restrictions. I’m considering adding in occasional beans or rice if I really feel the need for more carbs, but I am leaning towards not doing that. We will see. Maybe just let myself have them when eating out, but honestly I don’t ever crave them at all. 
    I’m excited and looking forward to continuing down this Whole30 road for a while, until I feel more mentally in control and truly have the Tiger blood, cause I’m definitely not there yet. 
    Hope you guys are still doing well!