Laurie

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    Laurie reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Day 1 - again......so far, great day.  Boot camp was a good class.  Not the typical boot camp format I've done in past, but still good.  Only 14 in class - and 1 was sick today so only 13 of us.  Many younger ladies - which I figured.  I modified the burpees, but other than that, I was able to do everything.  Then on to coaching class.  Which was good.  and motivating.  I have some handouts to review, a week challenge which fits in with W30 perfectly, a notebook to get together, and some planning to do.  One of the class suggestions is to do a 5K every month.  Which was one of my 'possible' goals.  She (coach) wants us to commit to 6 'official, organized' 5Ks and then 6 on your own (at least that's how I see it).  The coaching class participants can walk/run together - and there are 12 runs identified - so I'm not sure whether she means she wants us to commit to the listed runs as a class at least 6 runs...which I'm not sure about as I looked over the list.  January 28, I am already registered for.... or , just run 6 organized runs somewhere.  I have to laugh - I always get caught up in the details and planning.  I have trouble ad libbing, in case that's not evident.  I will take it month by month - or registration deadline by registration deadline.  
    I bought the W30 Cookbook yesterday. I wonder if I will actually use it.  There are several recipes that caught my eye.  I need to branch out and try some new things without getting overwhelmed.  Planning...I need to get my planning done.  And then I need to live my plan.
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    Laurie got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Be very careful over these next few days before you start the whole 30 again.  The more crap you put in your body, the more crap you will crave.  Even when you are off the Whole 30, you will get great benefits from staying as close to it as possible.  As time goes on, strive for creating new levels of your best effort.  It has taken me a very long time to get to where I am today.  Preparing mentally is just as important, if not more important, as being physically prepared.  The mind is powerful and can make or break us.  I've been broken by my mind way too often in life.
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    Laurie reacted to kirkor in KETwhOle30   
    Good argument for buying local!
    But, ya, overall a MOOt point (pun very much intended) since this keto ship is flying W30 colors.
    I'm about 95% convinced that W30+keto+IF is the "ultimate" diet plan ... 'course I won't know for sure 'til I actually see my 150th birthday, but I'm optimistic
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    Laurie got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Meadow - very wise words to ChiggerCane. 
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    Laurie got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Be very careful over these next few days before you start the whole 30 again.  The more crap you put in your body, the more crap you will crave.  Even when you are off the Whole 30, you will get great benefits from staying as close to it as possible.  As time goes on, strive for creating new levels of your best effort.  It has taken me a very long time to get to where I am today.  Preparing mentally is just as important, if not more important, as being physically prepared.  The mind is powerful and can make or break us.  I've been broken by my mind way too often in life.
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    Laurie got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Save all your energy for healing.  Exercise is not important right now.  Just nourish your body with lots of good Whole 30 foods and get plenty of rest.
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    Laurie got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Even after so many years, a loss can be very painful and hard to handle.  We don't all get the opportunity to have great friends so you are very fortunate.
     
    So happy to hear that you are back on the Whole 30. Even though you had off days, the complaint days can never be taken away from you.  Those are days of health and progress.  As you build on that number of days, you will feel more confident and it will get easier to stay on track.  Sometimes it takes several attempts before the flow of the program sets it.  As long as you keep trying, you are a success!  No matter what age we are, we still have difficulties/problems.   I have so many issues that need work.  I thought these problems would be resolved by my age so I do understand how you feel.   All we can do is be the best person possible and work on changing those aspects of our lives that bring us down.
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    Laurie got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    ChiggerCane - did you start your W30 again?  Try to get back on the wagon as soon as possible..  Tough love - I know your mom and sister (as well  as you) have been through a very difficult time but you need to be on a healthy food plan (w30 or something else).  I believe W30 is the way to go because it kills the cravings and nourishes our bodies without focusing on calories, food measurements and the scale.  It really is a natural way of feeding ourselves.  As you get healthier, it will also be easier for you to take care of others.  Eating out can be done on the W30 - just ask the waiter lots of questions.  Good choices - plain grilled fish with lemon, grilled chicken or meat (no butter), steamed veggies and plain sweet potato or plain baked potato.  If the restaurant does not serve plain potatoes, order a double side of steamed veggies. Big salad with protein is also a great option.  Just watch the dressing - most are not complaint.  You can always bring your own dressing,  dress the salad with fresh lemon or use complaint olive oil and vinegar..  For breakfast - eggs (ask about added ingredients), sliced tomato and a fruit cup (if you eat fruit).  This is how I always work my program when out for a meal.
     
    I can see that you really want to follow through on the W30 and I know you have the ability to do it.  Think about it before you take that first noncompliant bite because that often leads to many more bites.  It is not easy but it does get easier, and it can be done.  Good luck on your next journey!  Feel free to come back to the Dirty 30 group.
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    Laurie got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Is it possible to reduce the workload since you and husband own the company?  Maybe less income but a better overall life.  Taking care of yourself is very important.
     
    Do you have a Whole Foods near you.  They sell a complaint naked chicken - purchase a few and freeze them so you will always have a good source of protein available.  Stock up on frozen veggies.   This way you don't have to spend a lot of time on preparation. 
     
    You are not being too negative.  You need to vent and we are here to listen. 
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    Laurie got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Meadow - very wise words to ChiggerCane. 
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    Laurie got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    My first two days went well. My goal is too avoid fruit on this Whole 30  because the more I eat I, the more I crave it.  I also believe the fruit is hard on my stomach. 
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    Laurie got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Deb - I never use regular mayo (don't like it) so I'm not interested in  Paleo  mayo.  However, lots of people love it.  They use it for salads and also as a veggie dip.   My tastes are pretty basic but I'd like to try a few new dishes this W30.  
     
    I know this isn't the best option but could you bring breakfast with you in the car - possible egg muffins (made with a variety of veggies) or even a few hard boiled eggs and baby carrots.  You do not want to get too hungry because that often leads us to make bad choices.