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    kirbz got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Yay, I'm glad there will still be some folks hanging around on this thread too! *happy dance*
    Oh, and can everyone post their NSV results (or any other results you're stoked about) once y'all are done? I'd love to hear about them and we can all celebrate with you! I'll post mine tomorrow! I want to get my measurements but I seem to have lost my body tape so I ordered a new one on Amazon. :-) 
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    kirbz got a reaction from dmrob2009 in Sept 18 start date reintro   
    I'll keep an eye on this thread because I like you guys. :-) But my current plan is to eat Whole30 through at least Sunday and then maybe even through the end of the month. At the latest, I'll start reintroduction on November 1 so I have it all out of the way  before the Thanksgiving holiday. 
    I look forward to hearing about your Food Freedom Adventures! Stay safe out there! LOL. 
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    kirbz reacted to dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    I just wanted to say how proud of my two kiddos for making it to the finish line today.  This is hard enough for adults, but for sugarholic, cheese-a-tarian kiddos ages 11 and 13, it's a bit torturous. LOL. Yay, kids!  They are stoked for reintro.  Trying to remind them that it's not going to be a free-for-all!!
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    kirbz got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Good luck everyone one your last day! Finish strong and CONGRATULATIONS! 
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    kirbz reacted to CorgiLover in September 18 start date   
    I will go back and forth as well.  I think it is actually a good idea for the people still within the 30 days, or still following the w30, to not be subjected to reintroduction talk.  Just MHO.  Thanks for setting it up!
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    kirbz got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    Oh. My. Goodness. Today was the toughest day yet. I've had in my head for a while that I would do this for longer than 30 days but, wow, I wanted to eat any and everything that is bad for me tonight. Walmart was a minefield! LOL. I almost talked myself into buying a candy bar. Or some ice cream! I wondered why I was doing this. I wondered whether it was worth it. Why eat so healthy all the time if you don't get to really enjoy what you're eating?!
    So yeah, it was tough. But I stuck with it. I'm going to keep on this for at least another week. Clearly I haven't built enough control yet! 
     
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    kirbz got a reaction from Jim4884 in new - snacking question   
    Sometimes online is the best place to look. Barefoot Provisions is a good online resource. They have a Whole30 section of their online store and they have tons of conveniently packed snack meats, olives, etc. Here's their website: https://barefootprovisions.com/collections/whole30. 
    I also like Wild Zora bars. They're meat and veggies bars so they're more ideal than RX bars. I found them at my  local REI. 
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    kirbz got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Good luck everyone one your last day! Finish strong and CONGRATULATIONS! 
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    kirbz reacted to Mike5858 in September 18 start date   
    Happy Day 30 Everyone!!!!!   I wasn't sure I was ever going to be able to type that at a few points in the journey, but to be honest, the last 4-5 days have been pretty easy for me.  I will take Kirbz's warning though, that the next few days could be full of temptations.  I plan to start re-intro (I'm assuming I get through today compliant, how awful if I didn't?) with bread and a little pasta.  Following the ideas from the book, I'll have toast (I use sprouted grain bread) with breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and pasta with meat sauce and Italian bread from the bakery.  Then totally W30 compliant Thursday and Friday to see what happens.  Saturday is alcohol (I was kidding my wife about have mimosa's with Saturday breakfast to beat the rush!)  We should be free to start our journey to "Food Freedom" starting this time next week.  Someone left a link for the Paleo Leap website and the Primal Blueprint.  I'm trying to mess together a conglomeration (with the help of my sister in law, who knows this stuff inside and out) of those two plans, plus W30, added exercise (joining the gym this weekend), and an occasional "treat".  I'll stay in touch and let you how it works for me.
    I just have to say how proud I am of all of you that stuck it out for the 30 days.  Your support, struggles, empathy, and humor helped me get through more than any of you will ever know.  We started out with a really big group (I think I counted 25-26 at one point in the first two days), and it dwindled down to a handful.  I hope some of those we didn't see again, just chose to stop posting and finished on their own, but I don't believe that to be the case for most.  I wish them all the luck in the world if they chose to try again.  Those of you who did finish, deserve a huge pat on the back!  I don't care what the book says, this IS hard.  I get the whole "fighting cancer is hard, drinking your coffee black isn't" jingle and slogan, but changing your relationship with food, even for just 30 days is monumental in my opinion.  Your interactions with your family, friends and co-workers is hard.  The struggle and panic of simply having a meal out of the house for the first few times is hard.  Missing celebrations, or leaving early, or just not being comfortable when everyone you love is having the same drink you've enjoyed with them for decades and you can't, is hard.  You know what though?  YOU ALL DID IT!  Congrats and let's stick together through reintro at least.  
    Have a WONDERFUL Day and be PROUD of yourselves!
    Mike
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    kirbz got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    Oh. My. Goodness. Today was the toughest day yet. I've had in my head for a while that I would do this for longer than 30 days but, wow, I wanted to eat any and everything that is bad for me tonight. Walmart was a minefield! LOL. I almost talked myself into buying a candy bar. Or some ice cream! I wondered why I was doing this. I wondered whether it was worth it. Why eat so healthy all the time if you don't get to really enjoy what you're eating?!
    So yeah, it was tough. But I stuck with it. I'm going to keep on this for at least another week. Clearly I haven't built enough control yet! 
     
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    kirbz got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    Oh. My. Goodness. Today was the toughest day yet. I've had in my head for a while that I would do this for longer than 30 days but, wow, I wanted to eat any and everything that is bad for me tonight. Walmart was a minefield! LOL. I almost talked myself into buying a candy bar. Or some ice cream! I wondered why I was doing this. I wondered whether it was worth it. Why eat so healthy all the time if you don't get to really enjoy what you're eating?!
    So yeah, it was tough. But I stuck with it. I'm going to keep on this for at least another week. Clearly I haven't built enough control yet! 
     
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    kirbz got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    Oh. My. Goodness. Today was the toughest day yet. I've had in my head for a while that I would do this for longer than 30 days but, wow, I wanted to eat any and everything that is bad for me tonight. Walmart was a minefield! LOL. I almost talked myself into buying a candy bar. Or some ice cream! I wondered why I was doing this. I wondered whether it was worth it. Why eat so healthy all the time if you don't get to really enjoy what you're eating?!
    So yeah, it was tough. But I stuck with it. I'm going to keep on this for at least another week. Clearly I haven't built enough control yet! 
     
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    kirbz got a reaction from Mike5858 in September 18 start date   
    YES, the NSV list is great! Take a look and keep reminding yourself of all the things you're accomplishing! 
    I took a look at the NSV list about halfway through the program during a time I was feeling particularly discouraged that I wasn't seeing the specific results that I wanted to see. It was nice to be able to check off a number of items even though I felt like I hadn't accomplished anything! 
    I'll be doing that exercise again, along with weighing and measuring myself this evening as a wrap-up to my 30 days (even though I've decided to go longer). I can say, I lost 14 pounds and my clothes are quite a bit looser though! It wasn't my primary goal at all but it has been a nice consolation prize for not having better energy or mental clarity! :-) 
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    kirbz got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Well, I'm honestly not going to reintroduce anything yet! LOL. I think I'm slightly terrified to stop the program. One, because I haven't yet seen any energy gains at all so I want to stick with it a little longer to see if I can get there. And two, I'm afraid I'll just totally go off the rails again and I like the results I'm seeing so... 
    So for now, I'm going to do another week. My fiance just started his Day 1 today so we'll go through this journey for a little bit together. We'll see how I feel then. When I do introduce, I'll follow the guidelines in the book, which I think is legumes, then non-gluten grains, then dairy, then gluten grains. 
    Honestly though, I'm most looking forward to trying some Paloe desserts! Which is probably why I need to stick with this a little bit longer... LOL. 
    Good luck on your last two days everyone!! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from Mike5858 in September 18 start date   
    YES, the NSV list is great! Take a look and keep reminding yourself of all the things you're accomplishing! 
    I took a look at the NSV list about halfway through the program during a time I was feeling particularly discouraged that I wasn't seeing the specific results that I wanted to see. It was nice to be able to check off a number of items even though I felt like I hadn't accomplished anything! 
    I'll be doing that exercise again, along with weighing and measuring myself this evening as a wrap-up to my 30 days (even though I've decided to go longer). I can say, I lost 14 pounds and my clothes are quite a bit looser though! It wasn't my primary goal at all but it has been a nice consolation prize for not having better energy or mental clarity! :-) 
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    kirbz got a reaction from Mike5858 in September 18 start date   
    YES, the NSV list is great! Take a look and keep reminding yourself of all the things you're accomplishing! 
    I took a look at the NSV list about halfway through the program during a time I was feeling particularly discouraged that I wasn't seeing the specific results that I wanted to see. It was nice to be able to check off a number of items even though I felt like I hadn't accomplished anything! 
    I'll be doing that exercise again, along with weighing and measuring myself this evening as a wrap-up to my 30 days (even though I've decided to go longer). I can say, I lost 14 pounds and my clothes are quite a bit looser though! It wasn't my primary goal at all but it has been a nice consolation prize for not having better energy or mental clarity! :-) 
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    kirbz got a reaction from Mike5858 in September 18 start date   
    YES, the NSV list is great! Take a look and keep reminding yourself of all the things you're accomplishing! 
    I took a look at the NSV list about halfway through the program during a time I was feeling particularly discouraged that I wasn't seeing the specific results that I wanted to see. It was nice to be able to check off a number of items even though I felt like I hadn't accomplished anything! 
    I'll be doing that exercise again, along with weighing and measuring myself this evening as a wrap-up to my 30 days (even though I've decided to go longer). I can say, I lost 14 pounds and my clothes are quite a bit looser though! It wasn't my primary goal at all but it has been a nice consolation prize for not having better energy or mental clarity! :-) 
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    kirbz got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Well, I'm honestly not going to reintroduce anything yet! LOL. I think I'm slightly terrified to stop the program. One, because I haven't yet seen any energy gains at all so I want to stick with it a little longer to see if I can get there. And two, I'm afraid I'll just totally go off the rails again and I like the results I'm seeing so... 
    So for now, I'm going to do another week. My fiance just started his Day 1 today so we'll go through this journey for a little bit together. We'll see how I feel then. When I do introduce, I'll follow the guidelines in the book, which I think is legumes, then non-gluten grains, then dairy, then gluten grains. 
    Honestly though, I'm most looking forward to trying some Paloe desserts! Which is probably why I need to stick with this a little bit longer... LOL. 
    Good luck on your last two days everyone!! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Well, I'm honestly not going to reintroduce anything yet! LOL. I think I'm slightly terrified to stop the program. One, because I haven't yet seen any energy gains at all so I want to stick with it a little longer to see if I can get there. And two, I'm afraid I'll just totally go off the rails again and I like the results I'm seeing so... 
    So for now, I'm going to do another week. My fiance just started his Day 1 today so we'll go through this journey for a little bit together. We'll see how I feel then. When I do introduce, I'll follow the guidelines in the book, which I think is legumes, then non-gluten grains, then dairy, then gluten grains. 
    Honestly though, I'm most looking forward to trying some Paloe desserts! Which is probably why I need to stick with this a little bit longer... LOL. 
    Good luck on your last two days everyone!! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    For those of you who have expressed an interest in keto, you may find this link helpful: https://keto.paleoleap.com/?__s=rmhcmk97mv16qziwo5fc. 
    My sweet little Inka (my 14-month old GSP) and I did a 9-mile hike today. It was wonderful to be outside again and I felt strong and happy! I had some turkey and almond butter as a snack along the way. 
    I can't believe I only have one more day. Tomorrow is Day 30 for me! Though I think I'm going to try adding on a week... Why am I doing that to myself!? LOL. I do think I'm slightly terrified of reintroduction and falling back into bad habits... 
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    kirbz got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    For those of you who have expressed an interest in keto, you may find this link helpful: https://keto.paleoleap.com/?__s=rmhcmk97mv16qziwo5fc. 
    My sweet little Inka (my 14-month old GSP) and I did a 9-mile hike today. It was wonderful to be outside again and I felt strong and happy! I had some turkey and almond butter as a snack along the way. 
    I can't believe I only have one more day. Tomorrow is Day 30 for me! Though I think I'm going to try adding on a week... Why am I doing that to myself!? LOL. I do think I'm slightly terrified of reintroduction and falling back into bad habits... 
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    kirbz got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    @Mike5858 Mike, have you thought about trying a healthier version of pizza? I, like your wife, would love nothing more than to dive into an entire pizza once I'm done on Sunday (because pizza and ice cream are probably the two things I've missed the most) but I might try something more along the lines of this than Pizza Hut: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/?s=pizza. You could perhaps even add cheese to it as part of your dairy reintroduction if that's something you think you'll really miss! 
    In general, I'm hoping that this program has changed my taste buds and relationship with food enough that I will genuinely like healthier alternatives of food I used to love and eat without breaks. I'm going to try Paleo ice cream and Paleo banana bread and pretty much Paleo variations of all the things I used to love. I hope I'll never have to go back to Rocky Road ice cream to feel happy about having ice cream. I'm hoping that I'll love the Paleo types of foods instead and that will become my Food Freedom Forever... Maybe I'm hoping for too much!? LOL. 
    Can you believe we're almost across the finish line?!
     
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    kirbz got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    @Mike5858 Mike, have you thought about trying a healthier version of pizza? I, like your wife, would love nothing more than to dive into an entire pizza once I'm done on Sunday (because pizza and ice cream are probably the two things I've missed the most) but I might try something more along the lines of this than Pizza Hut: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/?s=pizza. You could perhaps even add cheese to it as part of your dairy reintroduction if that's something you think you'll really miss! 
    In general, I'm hoping that this program has changed my taste buds and relationship with food enough that I will genuinely like healthier alternatives of food I used to love and eat without breaks. I'm going to try Paleo ice cream and Paleo banana bread and pretty much Paleo variations of all the things I used to love. I hope I'll never have to go back to Rocky Road ice cream to feel happy about having ice cream. I'm hoping that I'll love the Paleo types of foods instead and that will become my Food Freedom Forever... Maybe I'm hoping for too much!? LOL. 
    Can you believe we're almost across the finish line?!
     
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    kirbz got a reaction from erinelizabeth in September 18 start date   
    Honestly, I don't even want to think about doing another Whole30! LOL. I want to learn what I need to learn from this one and then live my Food Freedom for, well, forever. I'm definitely a bit deflated since I mess up and I don't really want to finish but I am committed. That hasn't really wavered, just my enthusiasm. 
    I honestly don't know how to do reintroductions if I don't feel any different. How am I supposed to know if something disagrees with me if it all feels the same? I'm really hoping if I can stick with it a little longer, I'll feel some difference. I'm desperately hoping for more energy too because I'm just as sleepy and exhausted as I have been for years now. So, I'm gonna stick with it longer and hope that it's just that my body needs a little more time... I also might try switching to low FODMAP foods. I'm desperate for ideas at this point and I do tend to eat a lot of high FODMAP vegetables...
    Anyway, thank you for the response and kind words! Keep it up! I'm thrilled so many are experiencing such positive results! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from erinelizabeth in September 18 start date   
    Honestly, I don't even want to think about doing another Whole30! LOL. I want to learn what I need to learn from this one and then live my Food Freedom for, well, forever. I'm definitely a bit deflated since I mess up and I don't really want to finish but I am committed. That hasn't really wavered, just my enthusiasm. 
    I honestly don't know how to do reintroductions if I don't feel any different. How am I supposed to know if something disagrees with me if it all feels the same? I'm really hoping if I can stick with it a little longer, I'll feel some difference. I'm desperately hoping for more energy too because I'm just as sleepy and exhausted as I have been for years now. So, I'm gonna stick with it longer and hope that it's just that my body needs a little more time... I also might try switching to low FODMAP foods. I'm desperate for ideas at this point and I do tend to eat a lot of high FODMAP vegetables...
    Anyway, thank you for the response and kind words! Keep it up! I'm thrilled so many are experiencing such positive results!