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  • Birthday 09/27/1989

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  1. Hello fellow Whole30er's! I am back to do another Whole30 but with more ambition to make the changes stick! I completed my first Whole30 January of 2018 and I felt AMAZING afterwards, however, it didn't take me too long to fall back into old habits and undo all my hard work so this time around my goal isn't just to complete the 30 days, but to really implement many changes to carry throughout my life. This year is a big year for me as I will be turning 30 in September and I want to feel and look better than I ever have as a way to celebrate exiting my 20's but mostly to help me embrace my 30's and enter them with confidence and pride versus fear and self-pity. I also have a diagnosis of diabetes type 2(T2D) and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) so I want to have better control over those health challenges. Overall, the thing is, I am not getting any younger but I have a lot of things I want to accomplish in my life and having a better grip on my overall health is the biggest step I can take to ensuring that my goals can and will be accomplished. I probably won't post on here everyday, but I will try to post at least once a week, so if you feel like following my journey this will be the place to do so. Excitedly nervous, CR89
  2. cr89

    Start Date February 1st

    @Laurie Hang in there! I feel more in control doing Whole30 with all the prepping and planning! I struggle with limiting the almond butter too! I usually have an apple and serving of almond butter everyday but I don't really eat much else for fruit (occasionally some fresh pineapple with lunch), plus it's one of the easiest snacks to have on hand for when I can't make it to the next meal!
  3. cr89

    Start Date February 1st

    @Lauren Mudryk I am so worried about spiraling out of control that I am extending my Whole30 to a Whole60! I started back on January 2nd...I had a couple non-compliant food Feb. 1, 2, 3 (a bite of something each day) but I am back on full force, totally compliant now. I even had a "nightmare" about eating one non-compliant food and then spiraling into a binge of everything sugary/greasy/fatty/salty/unhealthy and doubled in my size! Haha! It was a bit terrifying! I am going to slowly learn to allow myself moments of enjoyment of foods that are non-compliant but live most my life in compliance. I am aiming for 90% compliance and 10% (or less) of non-compliance. It's helpful that my mom and sister started their first Whole30 yesterday so I am coming alongside them to support them and I want to lead by example! @AB_MN My Whole30 virtually eliminated all my acne! For the first time in at least 6 months, I didn't break out in painful cystic pimples! Healthy skin feels so great! I feel like cutting out the dairy is what really helped with my acne. I have heard/read that cow's milk increases testosterone/androgen in the body leading to more and worse acne! Yuck! And I loved drinking milk before my Whole30! Not anymore!
  4. cr89

    Start Date February 1st

    Hi Everyone! I am so excited you are all embarking on this amazing and wonderful journey that is Whole30! I am on day 30 of my first successful Whole30 but I am turning my W30 into a W60 so I will be starting the second half of my adventure tomorrow (Feb. 1) as well. I realize I will not be experiencing the withdrawal phase with you all but I want to come along side and encourage you as best as I can! I had a few people on these forums encouraging me along my W30 and I want to be sure that I am doing the same for others (a pay-it-forward type concept). I am single and live alone so I didn't not have the added challenge of little munchkins around but trying to cook with cats isn't always a piece of cake, so I can almost imagine the added challenge your cherubs will bring! If you're curious about my struggles and successes I did start a thread in the "Your Whole30 Log" section of the community forum titled Cera - January 2018 that you are free to check out. I didn't follow the rule of not stepping on the scale like I should have so I am following that rule this second 30 days. I learned googling recipes is super easy, if anything the number of options is overwhelming! I want to try it all! I have a few suggestions that were helpful for me along my journey that I want to share with you! First reading any of the Whole30 books if you can, they are helpful. Second, get the Whole30 Day-by-Day book....super helpful! If you can't get the book though, I think, it's defintely a great idea to journal how you are feeling...seriously a great outlet! Third, download, print and create your own tear-away calendar using Melissa's hand written notes found at this link, I have many of them taped around my computer monitor at work so I can reference them anytime I need a little emotional boost, a confidence builder or encouragement! Fourth, read other posts on the forum, read through other people's questions, struggles, successes and then post about yours, either on this thread or other threads that maybe feel more appropriate for what you are looking for or needing! Fifth, have fun learning new ways to cook, trying new foods and switching up your recipes, if you get to the end using the same five recipes on repeat you will be burnt out on them and you won't have an arsenal to help you continue your new healthy eating style when you finish. I am in no way an all knowing source of W30 information but I want to come beside you all and encourage you and I will do my best to give advice or help when I can! Cera