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    kirbz got a reaction from RachelR in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Thank you! I just don't think "I want to lose weight" is enough. I think you need a soul calling to really change. And for me, that isn't caring about the way I look. It's caring about how I want to be able to interact with the world around me. 
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    kirbz got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Haha. I know it sounds kind of ridiculous but it was either commit to just eating the whole thing, throwing the rest away, or having it sit in my cupboard as a temptation. So I decided to eat the whole thing. I had scoops throughout the day and I enjoyed every bite. 
     
    And I feel strong and committed today to go right back to Whole30. I’ve got eggs and sweet potato soup for breakfast, sesame chicken and cauliflower rice for lunch, and slow cooker ribs and twice baked potatoes planned for dinner! I can’t wait! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Welp, I ended my Whole46 today. By eating an entire jar of peanut butter. Which was, believe it or not, a conscious decision and totally worth it. I was craving peanut butter, this has been a stressful and emotional week, and it's the first day of my period, so it felt like a worthwhile indulgence. And it was most delicious. I don't feel bad about it. 
    Now, the challenge will be to return to healthy eating habits and not letting that be an excuse for not-so-conscious food choices! I'll check back in a few days, where I will hopefully be reporting that I easily transitioned right back into healthy eating! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Welp, I ended my Whole46 today. By eating an entire jar of peanut butter. Which was, believe it or not, a conscious decision and totally worth it. I was craving peanut butter, this has been a stressful and emotional week, and it's the first day of my period, so it felt like a worthwhile indulgence. And it was most delicious. I don't feel bad about it. 
    Now, the challenge will be to return to healthy eating habits and not letting that be an excuse for not-so-conscious food choices! I'll check back in a few days, where I will hopefully be reporting that I easily transitioned right back into healthy eating! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Welp, I ended my Whole46 today. By eating an entire jar of peanut butter. Which was, believe it or not, a conscious decision and totally worth it. I was craving peanut butter, this has been a stressful and emotional week, and it's the first day of my period, so it felt like a worthwhile indulgence. And it was most delicious. I don't feel bad about it. 
    Now, the challenge will be to return to healthy eating habits and not letting that be an excuse for not-so-conscious food choices! I'll check back in a few days, where I will hopefully be reporting that I easily transitioned right back into healthy eating! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    My Lebanese cookbooks arrived and I'm pleasantly surprised at the number of dishes that are Whole30 compliant. I'm going to try a few recipes in the next few days, which will be a wonderful way to incorporate a wider variety of vegetables! 
    First up will be Bemyeh b Lahem (baby okra, lamb, and tomato stew), which was a dish I LOVED when I studied abroad in Egypt! And now I can try making it myself! And, of course, Baba Ganoujh and Fattoush! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from Amanda1125 in Pizza?   
    Unfortunately, pizza, whether or not it is made with compliant ingredients, is not allowed on Whole30. It falls under the rule "Do not consume baked goods, junk foods, or treats with “approved” ingredients."
    See here for more information: https://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/. 
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this is probably something best save for your Food Freedom! I highly recommend that you take something else delicious to eat for family movie night. You may not be able to have pizza but perhaps it's an opportunity to prepare something else delicious! I have lots of excellent recipe recommendations if you'd like! 
    Here's are two of my recent favorites: 
    Whole30 Chicken Nuggets (Chic-fil-A style): https://40aprons.com/whole30-chicken-nuggets-chick-fil-a/ Whole30 In N Out Burgers: https://40aprons.com/whole30-in-n-out-burgers/   
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    kirbz got a reaction from Tevenie in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    Welcome back! I also just finished my fifth round after also rolling all the way back down the hill! LOL.
    But, I'm really trying to change my self talk. Words become very real and very alive when you speak, or write, them aloud. I refuse to put conditions on my progress for this round. I completed another round. I am surrounded by an aura of health. I'm more aligned with the woman I hold in my heart and in my head. And I'm making a change that will help ensure I am hiking in a forest until the day I die. Because really, that's my soul purpose for doing this. Not so my thighs look a bit slimmer in my jeans. That was just something silly. 
    So yeah, we're all here! We are committed. We are strong. And we are taking control of our lives, our purpose, and our outcomes! We got this! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    My Lebanese cookbooks arrived and I'm pleasantly surprised at the number of dishes that are Whole30 compliant. I'm going to try a few recipes in the next few days, which will be a wonderful way to incorporate a wider variety of vegetables! 
    First up will be Bemyeh b Lahem (baby okra, lamb, and tomato stew), which was a dish I LOVED when I studied abroad in Egypt! And now I can try making it myself! And, of course, Baba Ganoujh and Fattoush! 
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    kirbz reacted to Contessa in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    I've been working on my "I am" statements during this Whole 30.
    "I am a healthy eater."
    "I am committed to making great choices that benefit my long-term health."
    "I am a person who loves veggies!"
    Sounds like you are finding clarity in this reset — and behaving like a strong, energetic and intentional person! Congratulations!
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    kirbz got a reaction from Contessa in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    Welcome back! I also just finished my fifth round after also rolling all the way back down the hill! LOL.
    But, I'm really trying to change my self talk. Words become very real and very alive when you speak, or write, them aloud. I refuse to put conditions on my progress for this round. I completed another round. I am surrounded by an aura of health. I'm more aligned with the woman I hold in my heart and in my head. And I'm making a change that will help ensure I am hiking in a forest until the day I die. Because really, that's my soul purpose for doing this. Not so my thighs look a bit slimmer in my jeans. That was just something silly. 
    So yeah, we're all here! We are committed. We are strong. And we are taking control of our lives, our purpose, and our outcomes! We got this! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Chinese Chicken Wings   
    @SchrodingersCat I highly encourage you to consider this sesame chicken recipe as well: !https://40aprons.com/whole30-sesame-chicken/! Seriously, it's as good as any sesame chicken I've ever had at any restaurant! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from Contessa in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    @Contessa Thank you! I love that saying and I don't think it's morbid at all. I love the idea of knowing how you want to go out of this world and doing something to make that happen. I want to die with my hiking boots on. Thank you for checking in and best wishes to you! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Well, today is Day 45. Of my fifth round. This is officially the longest Whole30 I've ever done. Woo woo. 
    That being said... I'm not sure if I want to continue. I had thought that I would continue on until my trip to Utah next month. But, I'm starting to question that. I'm wondering if I should be experimenting more. I've never really tried just eating "healthy" but not according to a specific diet or program. Basically, I've eaten like garbage or I've done Whole30. It certainly makes me feel better than before, but is it really the best for me and my body? I can't answer that because I haven't really tried anything else. 
    I'm curious how I would fare on a general whole foods diet. Or even a vegan or vegetarian diet. I love me some meat and the thought of being vegan is difficult. But, it may be better aligned with my love of the earth. I should at least try it, right? It's one thing to ignore a calling to eat a certain way because you know it doesn't work well for your body. And another thing entirely to just ignore it because it isn't what you want to do. I was also deeply craving Middle Eastern food last night and ordered two Lebanese cookbooks and really want to try some hummus and some falafel and some baba ganouj! 
    I'll give it some more thought this week so that it isn't simply a whim, but I may transition to a general whole foods diet for a few weeks to see how that makes me feel. And then I may try a vegan diet to see how that makes me feel. Or maybe I'll be part-time vegan? Like, maybe I can incorporate that into my whole foods approach and be vegan three days per week?
    I'll report back what I decide and I'll obvious document my results either way. :-) One thing for sure, no sweets or desserts and absolutely minimal added sugar, if any! That part definitely needs to stay! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Well, today is Day 45. Of my fifth round. This is officially the longest Whole30 I've ever done. Woo woo. 
    That being said... I'm not sure if I want to continue. I had thought that I would continue on until my trip to Utah next month. But, I'm starting to question that. I'm wondering if I should be experimenting more. I've never really tried just eating "healthy" but not according to a specific diet or program. Basically, I've eaten like garbage or I've done Whole30. It certainly makes me feel better than before, but is it really the best for me and my body? I can't answer that because I haven't really tried anything else. 
    I'm curious how I would fare on a general whole foods diet. Or even a vegan or vegetarian diet. I love me some meat and the thought of being vegan is difficult. But, it may be better aligned with my love of the earth. I should at least try it, right? It's one thing to ignore a calling to eat a certain way because you know it doesn't work well for your body. And another thing entirely to just ignore it because it isn't what you want to do. I was also deeply craving Middle Eastern food last night and ordered two Lebanese cookbooks and really want to try some hummus and some falafel and some baba ganouj! 
    I'll give it some more thought this week so that it isn't simply a whim, but I may transition to a general whole foods diet for a few weeks to see how that makes me feel. And then I may try a vegan diet to see how that makes me feel. Or maybe I'll be part-time vegan? Like, maybe I can incorporate that into my whole foods approach and be vegan three days per week?
    I'll report back what I decide and I'll obvious document my results either way. :-) One thing for sure, no sweets or desserts and absolutely minimal added sugar, if any! That part definitely needs to stay! 
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    kirbz got a reaction from Contessa in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    I did another mountain bike ride yesterday and I made it to the top in my fastest time ever, with my lowest max heart rate ever! I did it in 36:35 with a max heart rate of 176! My previous best was 37:48 with a max heart rate of 185! Woo, woo! It doesn't feel any easier! But my body says it is!
    This is why I do this. Because the time I get to spend in the mountains means everything to me. And I want to be able to enjoy the mountains with my own body until the day I die.
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    kirbz got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Thank you! I just don't think "I want to lose weight" is enough. I think you need a soul calling to really change. And for me, that isn't caring about the way I look. It's caring about how I want to be able to interact with the world around me. 
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    kirbz got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Thank you! I just don't think "I want to lose weight" is enough. I think you need a soul calling to really change. And for me, that isn't caring about the way I look. It's caring about how I want to be able to interact with the world around me. 
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    kirbz got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Thank you! I just don't think "I want to lose weight" is enough. I think you need a soul calling to really change. And for me, that isn't caring about the way I look. It's caring about how I want to be able to interact with the world around me. 
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    kirbz got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    I did another mountain bike ride yesterday and I made it to the top in my fastest time ever, with my lowest max heart rate ever! I did it in 36:35 with a max heart rate of 176! My previous best was 37:48 with a max heart rate of 185! Woo, woo! It doesn't feel any easier! But my body says it is!
    This is why I do this. Because the time I get to spend in the mountains means everything to me. And I want to be able to enjoy the mountains with my own body until the day I die.
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    kirbz got a reaction from RachelR in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    @SchrodingersCat It's strange to feel so personally benefited by something so awful, isn't it? But I'm learning to hold multiple truths within me. I can mourn for the tragedy befalling so many people and also be personally happy at the impact it has had on my life. Those feelings don't take anything away from the other. 
    I'm kind of personally hoping that this work from home will last forever. Honestly, if it doesn't, it might just force me to make a career change that is long overdue. I really don't think I could go back. Now that I have seen how incredible this lifestyle is, I don't want to give it up. I want to finally make my dream come true of living a nomadic lifestyle out of a van (at least for a couple of months out of the year anyway)! 
    @RachelR Congrats on finishing your Whole30! And good luck with the next 30! I am definitely committed to continuing through June. I'll re-evaluate how I feel after that point. I am determined to make this round a longer-term lifestyle change! I wish you the very best and feel free to share any delicious recipes you discover! I love recipe sharing! Here's another one I recently discovered that is oh-so delightful: https://40aprons.com/creamy-tomato-artichoke-chicken-whole30-paleo/. Tastes like Olive Garden! :-) 
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    kirbz got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Oh my goodness, I can totally relate to your recent post expressing concerns about life after Whole30. It reads as something I could have written myself. I'm also on my fifth Whole30 and I have fallen into fourth-grade-boy-left-alone-at-home bad eating habits in between each one. When will I learn? I've had Food Freedom Forever and also haven't read it. What could it possibly teach me that I don't already know?! LOL. Maybe it's time for me to read it too. I need this one to stick. I need this round to be the driver for a permanent lifestyle change. I feel so much better, so much more aligned, and so much happier when I eat this way. 
    I wish us all the best! Despite that we haven't yet landed where we want, we should admire our resolve to keep coming back!
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    kirbz got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    @SchrodingersCat It's strange to feel so personally benefited by something so awful, isn't it? But I'm learning to hold multiple truths within me. I can mourn for the tragedy befalling so many people and also be personally happy at the impact it has had on my life. Those feelings don't take anything away from the other. 
    I'm kind of personally hoping that this work from home will last forever. Honestly, if it doesn't, it might just force me to make a career change that is long overdue. I really don't think I could go back. Now that I have seen how incredible this lifestyle is, I don't want to give it up. I want to finally make my dream come true of living a nomadic lifestyle out of a van (at least for a couple of months out of the year anyway)! 
    @RachelR Congrats on finishing your Whole30! And good luck with the next 30! I am definitely committed to continuing through June. I'll re-evaluate how I feel after that point. I am determined to make this round a longer-term lifestyle change! I wish you the very best and feel free to share any delicious recipes you discover! I love recipe sharing! Here's another one I recently discovered that is oh-so delightful: https://40aprons.com/creamy-tomato-artichoke-chicken-whole30-paleo/. Tastes like Olive Garden! :-) 
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    kirbz got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Oh my goodness, I can totally relate to your recent post expressing concerns about life after Whole30. It reads as something I could have written myself. I'm also on my fifth Whole30 and I have fallen into fourth-grade-boy-left-alone-at-home bad eating habits in between each one. When will I learn? I've had Food Freedom Forever and also haven't read it. What could it possibly teach me that I don't already know?! LOL. Maybe it's time for me to read it too. I need this one to stick. I need this round to be the driver for a permanent lifestyle change. I feel so much better, so much more aligned, and so much happier when I eat this way. 
    I wish us all the best! Despite that we haven't yet landed where we want, we should admire our resolve to keep coming back!
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    kirbz reacted to SchrodingersCat in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    I'm the same with the working from home. I love it. I hate what it's doing to the world, but for me personally, if I could stay working from home forever, I'd be happy. I am exercising more, my house is clean, my yard's in order, I've got stuff done that I've been putting off for literally years. And the cooking is fantastic!