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  1. You HAVE NOT FAILED!!! You just figured out a way not to do things when you start again. Very few of us nail this on the first go around. I am on my second whole 30 and when I started again this time, I continued to fail for an entire week. I ate complaint, but every night I still drank my wine. Clearly not whole30. BUT it helped me ease into my food changes for that week, and find some new recipes that I love. I wish I could help out on the mayo front, but I am a mayo hater in all forms. Maybe there is a different kind of spread you can make. I dunno. There are some great suggestions fro
  2. I give 2 thumbs up for the hubby making dinner. Sometime the best food you can eat is just made by someone other than yourself!!! I am glad you had some help on that front yesterday! And don't worry about not weighing yourself at the gym today. In my opinion, weighing can only go 2 ways. Really good or really bad. Not that bad would be necessarily bad, but maybe not what I want to see. You know? I think you have the important part of this journey nailed! Cheers to day 31!
  3. That is a clever way to think about it. My husband asked if I was excited to weigh myself. Honestly, no. The number on the scale is not going to match how I am feeling. I know this. I almost feel like I want to step on the scale and close my eyes, have him write it down, and then move on. I don't want to see the number. If I see it and I am disappointed, it will be easier to not stay with it even if that is not all this is about. If I don't know, I can logically say "I am still a work in progress, and I am not where I want to be yet." Is it wishful thinking? But then I do want to see. UG!
  4. Congrats my friend!!! It is amazing how much can really happen in 30 days, eh? I hope your congestion is just a little bit of allergies and not getting sick. You have been working like crazy the last few days, so I hope that things settle down a little soon. I understand being busy and forgetting to eat, but remember to take care of yourself! Especially if you are not feeling well. HAPPY DAY 30!!!!!!!!!
  5. Sleep, some time for yourself, and day 29!!!! I have really enjoyed your musings on your journey. You have said so many things the resonate with me over the last few weeks, and I am very appreciative. Every time I read a post I am yelling YES!, EXACTLY!, and ME TOO!. Keep it going! Cheers to day 29!
  6. Welcome! Even if you are not big into cooking, there are a lot of websites out there that have great whole30 recipes. My first time through, I swear I rotated maybe 5 meals. That was for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This time around I have definitely taken the time to look at different websites and find tasty recipes. I feel like the first time I figured it was like any other "diet" (even after I did all the reading), and I had to give up anything good. But this time, I have found some wonderful recipes that have helped me change my (and my husband's) mindset on the kinds of foods that are bo
  7. I KNOW!!! I was so irritated. I thought there was no way it could be bad, but it definitely was. And they were expensive, so that was another negative. Bleh!
  8. I have the same feeling about ending at 30. I WANT to keep feeling great, but I also want to have a glass of wine. I don't think that these 2 things are really accomplished at the same time. made these whole30 approved hotdogs, saurkraut, and roasted potatoes. It was the first time we tried the hot dogs (no buns obviously), and they were kinda gross. Very tough, and chewy. And I just kept thinking I can't wait until my options aren't so limited. Not a good thought going into the last few days. I think I need more time. I feel good and I am sure a dropped a little weight, but I think my
  9. That is so cool!!! Everyday when I read your posts I can see how far you have come over the last 25 days. I know you are gearing up for work/school etc, and you have a lot on your plate. Stay strong you are doing great. Can you believe where we were just a few weeks ago?? How are you feeling about coming up on day 30?
  10. I agree with this too Emma. My weight not only became a physical situation, but it stopped me from doing things period. When I started my whole30 this time, I was in a horrible place both mind and body. When I exercise now, I know that it is harder (both doing the exercise and on my body) because of all the weight I have gained in the last few years. My issue lies in the fact that I cannot gauge my own body, like ever! When I was 150, I thought I was still enormous. My journey continues to be both physical and mental. I honestly do not know how to rid myself of the negative self talk abo
  11. Thank for that perspective Amura! I actually would have never thought about it that way!!! I am definitely my own worst enemy with my body image.
  12. I feel the same way! I want someone to notice, but when they don't I am totally bummed. I shouldn't be I know, but I am. And unfortunately, it always ends up turning into a negative thing with me. Like, "Have I just been so huge that even when I do lose weight it isn't noticeable?". I swear sometimes I could beat the crap out of the negative voice in my head. You had a crazy busy day, and it seems like you have a lot on your plate in the immediate future. Just think of all the extra energy you have now, and how hard dealing with all of that would have been 24 days ago!!! Counting t
  13. Good God we might be living the exact same thing! I went to bed last night feeling good. Even after I wrote how I had been losing energy at night. But not last night! Then this morning I woke up and literally dragged myself outta bed. So, so, so tired. I have bounced back a little now (1030a), but still ug! Although I am getting more sleep then I was pre Whole30, I can't seem to get more than 6 hours. It's ok though! We've got this! And HELLO DAY19!!!! Keep kicking butt!
  14. I LOVE that your son picked out the dinner!!! It is easier to get my daughter onboard with the w30 dinners (she is 15), than it is my son (10). I was surprised last night because I made cauliflower vegetable fried rice, and when he asked what was for dinner and looked in the pan he wrinkled his nose and looked less than impressed. BUT when he ate it he said it was "pretty good" and even had a small second helping. It cracked me up because I thought it was just ok, but everyone else really liked it. Your daughter sounds a lot like my son. He does not like different things than he is used t
  15. You start with 1 package of active dry yeast. 1 cup of warm water (this is weird because if it is too hot the yeast won't prime or "wake-up") Mix them up a little and let it sit for about 5-7 minutes. It will look a little bubbly or more gel-like (sorry I don't know how to explain this one!). Then add 1 cup of flour and mix well. Once it is combined, add 2 Tablespoons of EVOO, and a 1/2 to 1 tsp of salt (I just use a little dash), and another 1.5 cups of flour. Mix everything together, set the bowl in a warm area covered by a towel, and let set to rise for 30-40 minutes. Then you can roll it