Ksprljan

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    Ksprljan got a reaction from Nedster7 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Ok so here is a short summary for this round of W30. Since it was my 4th time I dived in thinking it was going to be a piece of cake "I've done this three times before so no problem, right?" Wrong. It was a challenge. Every time is different because my circumstances are different. This time around my greatest challenge was food boredom and lack of time to enjoy the cooking process (I usually love to cook and prep but this time I had so much going on in my life besides W30 that it was just really really hard to stay motivated). I am also no longer struggling with weight and I do not have any serious food related health issues so doing the W30 is an annual detox and reset for me - it is harder to stay motivated when there are no external factors to push you. I did lose 7.5 pounds this time around. I feel that my body is leaner. My weight is usually between 132 and 138 pounds. Not much tiger blood this time around, so I was a little disappointed.
    NSVs - started sleeping better the last week of W30, some workouts were let difficult, hair looks better and nails growing faster, clothes fit better and I feel better in my own body.
    Disappointments - no tiger blood, fatigue still present. 
    Good luck ladies. I will be signing of but I do wish all of you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. The most important one is to reclaim our health through healthier eating habits. Hugs. 
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from Nedster7 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Ok so here is a short summary for this round of W30. Since it was my 4th time I dived in thinking it was going to be a piece of cake "I've done this three times before so no problem, right?" Wrong. It was a challenge. Every time is different because my circumstances are different. This time around my greatest challenge was food boredom and lack of time to enjoy the cooking process (I usually love to cook and prep but this time I had so much going on in my life besides W30 that it was just really really hard to stay motivated). I am also no longer struggling with weight and I do not have any serious food related health issues so doing the W30 is an annual detox and reset for me - it is harder to stay motivated when there are no external factors to push you. I did lose 7.5 pounds this time around. I feel that my body is leaner. My weight is usually between 132 and 138 pounds. Not much tiger blood this time around, so I was a little disappointed.
    NSVs - started sleeping better the last week of W30, some workouts were let difficult, hair looks better and nails growing faster, clothes fit better and I feel better in my own body.
    Disappointments - no tiger blood, fatigue still present. 
    Good luck ladies. I will be signing of but I do wish all of you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. The most important one is to reclaim our health through healthier eating habits. Hugs. 
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Day 30! Bravo! We made it. I am in deep awe and respect for those of you continuing on. Thanks for the support. 
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from Nedster7 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Hey @pearlgirl2017 why are you missing coffee? Did you eliminate coffee? When I did my first W30 I began drinking black coffee no sugar and I have never gone back. I love my black coffee, my espressos and my turkish coffee. The taste is so much better without the milk and sugar. Like you my workouts have not been as strong as they could be. Usually by this time in the W30 I am feeling some tiger blood, but this time around all I feel is fatigue. Get some rest. 
    Tomorrow is day 30 for me and also the last day. I am not doing the whole Lent. I am so excited to have yoghurt. That is truly the only thing I really miss. Yoghurt and cheese. 
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Day 30! Bravo! We made it. I am in deep awe and respect for those of you continuing on. Thanks for the support. 
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Day 30! Bravo! We made it. I am in deep awe and respect for those of you continuing on. Thanks for the support. 
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    @Nedster7 Welcome. I also started in a different group and jumped in. My experience in the past has also super positive with the support from the forum. 
    @pearlgirl2017 Thanks for your support and encouragement. Means a lot. 
    Had a couple of days that were better. My mom made W30 compliant Goulash yester for my hubby and me. I cannot tell how much it means to just have one little break from the prepping and cooking. I feel reenergized and ready to finish off strong. 
    I have not noticed many NSV this time around. But I have certainly lost inches this time. All of my clothes are hanging on me like on a clothes rack and my hubby says it might be too much. My meals are large and I am not hungry but I have been exercising 5-6 times a week. My body definitely feels leaner. 
    I miss yoghurt the most. So diary will be my first introduction. I am also traveling to Florence, Italy just before Easter so pasta is definitely going to get introduced just before I leave. Since this is my 4th W30 I know that I really do not have any foods that cause me issues, except for yeast. So introduction will be a little quicker than it was during my first and second W30. 
    Wishing everyone a great day. 
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    @Nedster7 Welcome. I also started in a different group and jumped in. My experience in the past has also super positive with the support from the forum. 
    @pearlgirl2017 Thanks for your support and encouragement. Means a lot. 
    Had a couple of days that were better. My mom made W30 compliant Goulash yester for my hubby and me. I cannot tell how much it means to just have one little break from the prepping and cooking. I feel reenergized and ready to finish off strong. 
    I have not noticed many NSV this time around. But I have certainly lost inches this time. All of my clothes are hanging on me like on a clothes rack and my hubby says it might be too much. My meals are large and I am not hungry but I have been exercising 5-6 times a week. My body definitely feels leaner. 
    I miss yoghurt the most. So diary will be my first introduction. I am also traveling to Florence, Italy just before Easter so pasta is definitely going to get introduced just before I leave. Since this is my 4th W30 I know that I really do not have any foods that cause me issues, except for yeast. So introduction will be a little quicker than it was during my first and second W30. 
    Wishing everyone a great day. 
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Well into Day 22 and still no sign of TIger Blood. I am actually feeling more tired and more run down. The food boredom has definitely set in and I do not have the time or motivation to be creative in the kitchen. Professional and personal stress is also getting to me. Feeling yucky. 
     
     
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    He does help with the shopping and cleaning. But since the kitchen is "my domain" most of the work is still on me.
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Day 18. YAY! Slowly seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Not missing certain foods at all. A craving creeps up every so often. 
    My husband is doing the Whole30 with me so we are supporting each other. We almost never eat out. Only on special family occasions. We also very rarely order take out, so I cook A LOT. My mom helps out sometimes, she cooks a couple days a week (mostly stews) and makes extra for my family. She is great about adapting to be Whole30 compliant on those days. 
    I am not bored with the food, I am not craving non compliant food, but I am really really sick of being in the kitchen all the time. I am either prepping, cooking or cleaning up. I feel like all I do is spend time in the kitchen. For me that is the most challenging aspect of the W30 - the amount of time spent in the kitchen. I work full time so between shopping for fresh ingredients, prepping, cooking and cleaning up I am exhausted and frustrated. I lose all that free time for me - to just sit and read, go for a walk etc. I can barely fit in my trips to the gym and a couple of times I had to skip those because I would not have time to prepare a meal for my hubby and myself and for my two girls. I know that it is about time management and that I should do more on the weekends to prepare for the week but it is still challenging and exhausting. 
    Looking forward to having a couple of days a week when I can just sleep in 15 minutes longer and have cereal or put together a quick pasta meal for dinner. 
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Hi fellow Whole30ers. Hope you don't mind me jumping in like this. I am living in Europe, Croatia. This is my 4th Whole30. I struggle with the amount of time meal prep requires. I have to do everything from scratch here as there are absolutely no ready made options that are compliant. 
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    Ksprljan got a reaction from Nedster7 in Starting March 5!   
    Hi cmac8! I will be starting on Wednesday March 6, 2019. I am planning on working through a Lent Whole30 up until April 18 or there about. I live in Zagreb, Croatia - Europe. So that means I will be about a day and a half behind you. This is my 4th Whole30. I try to do it once a year for Lent just to reset my system and clear out the toxins and junk. It gets easier every time and I am so much better about my eating habits. 
    Every time I did the Whole30 I joined a group on the forum and that has made all the difference. I definitely need the support and encouragement because some days are tough. My husband will be joining me so hopefully we can support each other as well. Let me know how your first day goes. :)