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  1. MōmmyofH&O

    New Year, New Us!

    Hey! My family and I are starting our first ever Whole30 journey on January 1st! This is gonna be a big change for us and I’m definitely nervous at this point. Our munchkins are ages 5 and 2.5 and are picky eaters most of the time. My husband works shift work which adds another challenge to W30 for me. I have read part of the book, have multiple W30 cookbooks, have multiple friends that have done more than one round of W30, and we have a fantastic support system! I have been dealing with some hormone issues, PCOS, Endometriosis, and recently diagnosed with Adenomyosis as well. I am praying that Whole30 provides some much needed relief for myself along with more energy and less anxiety. My husband is hoping for more energy and better sleep. Smaller waists would be a bonus. Both kids have eczema and I’m hoping this will help clear up their skin and get them eating a little better. Can’t wait to get this party started!!
  2. LucyLovely

    Starting September 20!

    Hi all! I am starting Whole30 on Thursday, September 20th. I know that's a random day to start, but I start a fitness challenge Wednesday night, and want the Whole30 to along with it. Plus I have Wednesday off so I will have the day to prepare. Good luck on your journey everyone!
  3. Hello! i am Jasmyn, and today I begin my Whole30 journey! I foresee struggles, and achievements, but most notably, I foresee change and growth. Please help hold me accountable on my solo journey it’s tough for friends and family to get it, so I may need your support. Thanks and here we go!
  4. Crystal Ann

    joining the community

    I started on Wednesday for the first time but then opted to join the whole 30 daily which sorta made Wednesday a good warm up day and yesterday my official day one. Totally worth it because the first couple emails have been great and the video clip they sent after completing day one was fantastic and made me laugh out loud. I am sooo excited to feel awesome again. I've had some very similar lifestyle endeavors in the past but this will certainly be the most intense and committed. I know it's the holidays but I want to feel better not worse when the new year rolls around. I'm single, which helps a lot in avoiding the "no" list. My family knows I jump into food endeavors at times that seem most ridiculous...like Christmas time...but they support me rather than discourage. Anyway, interested to see who is involved in this through the holidays since I'm guessing it's not the most popular time.
  5. I’ve watched my lady complete two rounds of whole30 and I’m finally ready to go! I know it won’t be easy but I’m so excited to learn more about how food makes my body feel.
  6. alisonmae

    #SeptemberWhole30

    Hey everyone! On the cusp of my 30th birthday, suffering from migraines and asthma, my boyfriend and I have decided to tackle the Whole30 together! We were originally going to do it in November, and after double checking calendars and training schedules (we are both runners with numerous race events we've already paid for, so we didn't want to struggle and feel we had wasted our money), we decided to move our start date up, to September 4th! Little did we know, there'd be a big movement to have as many people as possible participating in the month of September! This will be coming days after our second overnight relay in the month of August (CLR and Hood to Coast), AND my 30th birthday! What better way to start off a new decade than with improving my health?! I am committing to this challenge in hopes of getting my nutrition on point as a runner, to rewire my brain about food and cravings, and to hopefully discover trigger foods for my migraines and asthma! I will be chronicling this journey for us via Instagram - @rundrinknerd - feel free to follow along! We look forward to getting inspired by all of you, sharing our journey, and hopefully inspiring others to take the challenge! Cheers! Alison
  7. Trulyfree

    I am so ready! 10/01/17

    Hello Everyone! There is a group of friends starting Whole30 Oct 1st from work. I am so excited to make the changes in my life. I have never stuck with a program to completion but somehow I believe this will work. I am in the preparation stages. I am currently over weight and I have a TON of health problems. Arthritis, EDS, Nerve Damage, and now in the start of Menopause. I am 45 years old! Time to take back my life!
  8. Hello Soon to be New Friends, I'll be embarking on Whole30 once I can figure out how to approach it with predominate Vegetarian meals. I haven't found the nutritional "criteria" for each meal in the book. From posts I see the protein goal, but can't find that info in book along other info. Any direction, vegetarian meal suggestions, etc are most welcome.
  9. Lunalux

    New to this

    Hi my name is Sarah, I'm a night shift nurse, I'm looking to feel better and sleep better with being on nights any suggestions for not having a daily schedule as I work random days and I like to be up on my days off would be helpful! Thanks and nice to meet everyone! Good luck!!! #septemberwhole30 #tenpercentdone
  10. Hi Everyone! My husband and I are starting Whole30 for the first time tomorrow. I'm excited and a little nervous at the same time. I knew we both needed a "reset" of our diets in order to feel better; a lot of junk food has crept into our diets over the last 5 years. So I'm excited to get started and have planned meals and prepped for the week, but also nervous about the detoxing I know we going to go through. Wish us luck!
  11. Well, here goes.....heard many people and friends who have done it. Like they say: "I can do anything for 30 days." And, then they've gone further or started over because they felt so good and had such success! I hope I have enough will power and self control to do it. My husband was going to do it with me, but he has a fishing trip planned in Sept. and didn't want to bother. I can't wait any longer! Anyone interested in joining me?
  12. Hi! I am going to to start the program this Saturday after I go to the grocery store tomorrow and am very excited but nervous. I am a photographer and I shot a wedding last weekend for a friend of mine. He was the one who told me about the program. I didn't think too much about it until I saw some of the photos of myself. I am not doing this program just to lose weight, in fact it's more about adapting better lifestyle choices for the long haul. However, I am much more overweight than I would like to be. I've never had good willpower when it came to food. I am worried about not being able to stay strong and resist temptations and about my friends not supporting me during this. They aren't bad friends, but they like to drink and go out and these are going to be temptations for me. However, I have also read a lot of these are there are so many women on here who are also mothers doing this. First of all, I want to high five you (through the internet). I believe being a mother is one of the hardest things, being a father as well, don't mean to leave the dudes out. I am single with no kids so I don't have to worry about making meals for everyone or be tempted by what others keep in the house. So I guess I have a leg up on some people there. But I feel for years I have let my eating and weight get in the way of me enjoying my life, finding happiness, finding a guy to share my life with. I suffer from mild depression and anxiety and went through some very difficult things in my past that I don't want mention. I'm just ready to stop living in the past and hurting over those things and start living and enjoying my life and loving myself. OK, I probably sound like a somewhat annoying motivational speaker or something. I'd love to make some friends on here that I can have a mutual friendship with! Help each other, motivate each other, talk about obstacles that get in our way, goals we achieve, etc. Anyway, I am excited and nervous about this and I look forward to meeting new people and changing my life!
  13. harwinm

    Starting July 7th

    Hi. My name is Melissa, and I am 30 years old starting this. I normally don't commit myself 100 percent, but I am determined to right now. Been feeling crappy, gained and continuing to gain weight, which is not making me happy. But this is more about weight but giving up addictions to sugar, food, and that calming glass of wine at the end of the day (I am going to miss that so much!). The coffee with milk too will be hard, but I am ready. I am excited to take this on and learn from it. Welcome to all doing this journey with me, much love and support.
  14. Hey all! The steps for whole30 told me to join the forum so here I am. I start tomorrow on my journey. I have many reasons for starting.... weight loss, asthma, arthritis at the age of 32, migraines, tummy troubles... and that's just the beginning. I'm a married mommy of 2, working full time. I live in Brooklyn & work in Manhattan. I am originally from England and have lived here since 2006. I have lost 64lbs to date but have got into a place where I keep losing and gaining the same 6lbs. I am currently in the gaining cycle lol. Anybody else in NY here? Any Brits? Is anyone else starting tomorrow? Thanks for reading!
  15. slcampbell2

    Here we go!!!!

    So initially I was going to start W30 last Monday, but fiance had to go out of town, we both wanted to do it and start really strong, so we pushed our start back to today. We are so excited and READY!! Excited to be on this journey for the next 30 days.
  16. linzeey28

    My Journey Begins Jan. 20th

    Hi, I will be beginning my Whole30 on Monday, January 20th. I hope this thread can serve as a journal to document my progress, thoughts, feelings, difficulty and ultimately my success! I've been eating 80/20 primal for about a year now, and recently fell off the wagon totally. During the holidays I allowed myself to go down the slippery slope where cheating becomes the norm, and then before you know it your 80/20 is the wrong way around! I've since come to the conclusion, after much denial that I am a sugar addict. I have all the symptoms; bad skin, tired all the time, bloated, irritable, food driven, cravings, unable to concentrate, foggy headed etc. Basically I feel like crap! I hope to use Whole30 to get back on track, re-set my body and feel good again! I know that posting to this forum is going to be a huge part of keeping myself accountable. Any feedback, encouragement, or advice is welcomed! Thanks! L
  17. Hi everyone. I have committed to doing this January 6th. I bought "It Starts with Food" and read 80% today. Needless to say I have had numerous epiphanies and am excited to get through the first week and see my energy increase and my afternoon and nightly snacking decrease. I have been obese all my life. I am addicted to sugar. It's the biggest Achilles's heel in my life. I have been working out consistently for 3 years but have hit a plateau for a year now and something needs to change. I have a support system--4 people in my life are doing this with me. We are swapping recipes, doing meal prep together and we CrossFit together. I plan on writing down all the things that were brought up in the book (snacking times, knee/joint issues, rosacea) and seeing what changes as the month wears on. I blog frequently about my journey here: http://xinesbattleofherbulge.com/ Looking forward to any support people might have, I am sure I will encounter issues along the way! --Christine
  18. I am a mom, wife and teacher. I am a fast food lover, chocolate snacker, pop drinking, carb queen. I come from a family that didn't eat many fruits/veggies growing up. It's time to change some habits and my cousin told me about this month-long plan. I am most nervous about: 1 - temptations for bad snacks, 2 - not looking like a fool in the natural food grocery store as I try to find foods, 3 - figuring out WHAT in the world to make for 3 meals a day, 4 - missing out on memorable food: state fair tradition, labor day with the family, etc 5 - eating at a restaurant or someone else's house and learning how to stay on the plan I am most excited about: 1 - challenging myself to stick with something for 30 days 2 - helping my digestion and figuring out what causes my post-meal stomach aches that come 5-8 times a week. 3 - watching my body change: stomach bloating, energy levels and more 4 - doing this along with my husband and our two girls who are 3.5 years and 22 months. Thanks for your support!
  19. Hi all, I am starting my first Whole 30 today! I am incredibly nervous and would love some company along the way if anyone else is starting today too! I have always struggled with my weight and constantly been on and off diets for about 10 years. Therefore, I believe my digestive system is pretty out of whack considering what I have been putting it through. I am hoping this experience will help heal my body and make me a healthier person. Just a little bit about me... I am 27, married almost a year. My husband will not be completing the Whole30 with me but will usually eat what I make for dinner so that is helpful. However there are still oreos in my pantry... I have a pretty sedentary job. I don't get to do a lot of moving throughout the day but I do generally workout about 6 times a week. I completed Insanity a month ago and restarted that workout program two weeks ago. So I will also be completing that exercise program for the second time while doing my first Whole30. I am by no means in super great shape. I am overweight by 24 pounds, which is an improvement as I was about 8 pounds heavier two months ago. I really want this to be a success! Manda
  20. Hello, everyone! I am going to start my Whole 30 journey on Monday, July 15. I'm both excited and nervous. I know this will require a lot of planning and dedication, and I have a bit of fear around falling off track. However, I'm going to do my very best to stick to the program! Now, onto the personal bits and pieces! Please forgive the long post! (If you want to skip the background information, scroll to the Summary at the bottom of my post to see what I want out of the program.) I am currently 29 years old, an editor by profession, and have been trying to follow a healthy lifestyle and lose some weight. Back in the day, I was really overweight (think size 26/28 and up in women's clothing). I never owned a scale back in high school/college, but I would estimate I weighed around 280 pounds, easily. Oh, did I mention I'm about 5'9 1/2"? I was a little more health-conscious in college, and got my weight down around 250 pounds. In Fall 2008, my job offered an at-work Weight Watchers program. I decided to try it. Toss in my first 5K, 10K, and half-marathon races; a wider array of healthy food choices; and some exercise classes, and that brings us to Fall 2011. I had lost 80 pounds and was at 170. In 2012, I started following my own ideas about healthy eating and increased my fitness. I tried new fruits and veggies, took baby steps toward gluten-free eating, and really monitored what nutrients went in my mouth. I hit 165 pounds in Summer 2012, which is the lowest weight I have ever been. Where am I now? Allow me to give you the good ... Weight: I hover between 170 and 175 pounds, never really going up too much. Appearance: I generally wear size 8 pants and M - L shirts (compared to 26/28 back in the day!). My muscles are nicely defined in a lot of areas, which makes me proud of my progress! Fitness: I exercise about 5 - 6 days a week for at least an hour per day (personal training, boot camp, kickboxing, running, etc.), run at least one or two half-marathons a year, and generally consider myself a fit person (resting heart rate of 41 for the win). Food: I eat mostly organic/locally grown foods when at home, and try to make the best choices when out at restaurants. I also try to keep processed foods out of my house (i.e., I never stray from the outer wall/organic section of the grocery store). ... the bad ... Weight: As I said, I hover between 170 and 175 pounds. While I never go up too much over that, I also can't seem to get my weight to go down any more. I know weight is not everything when you take muscle mass into account; but, I don't like it that I am at the top of, or slightly over, the highest weight on the "Normal" range on those random BMI charts. Ergh. Appearance: While I can fit into smaller clothes than I used to, I still have a pretty large stomach. This is where I seem to carry most of my weight (well, stomach + chest/upper back). Part of it is skin from losing around 90 - 100 pounds. A great deal of it feels like plain old fat, however, and it wears under my clothes as such. (You know the "back fat" rolls around where your bra sits? Going from a size 46 band to a 38 band seems to have changed nothing about those. Joy.) Fitness: Although I exercise a lot and consider myself fit, I fatigue easily. I have trouble with moves that take me from the floor to a standing position too quickly. I also have very weak upper-body strength when it comes to push-ups, pull-ups, planks, etc. I know I have gained muscle in my arms, but I still struggle after years of doing so. Food: I am a natural sugar fiend. I love honey, maple syrup, agave nectar (I know, I know), etc. So, yes, they are organic, but are still sugars nonetheless. I really want to cut back. ... and the random (and possibly ugly?) ... Sleep: I admittedly have the world's worst sleeping habits. Some nights, I'm lucky to get 3 hours of sleep; most nights, it is 5 - 6 hours with the rare "binge" on a weekend of 10+ hours in one night. Part of it is a long-distance relationship with a 4-hour time difference NOT in my favor; part of it is being a natural night-owl; and, part of it is very poor time management on my part. Meat: Although I like meat, I struggle with trying to eat enough of it. Fish is my protein of choice, with the occasional bit of chicken thrown in. Once in a blue moon, I'll pull some local/grassfed ground goat, bison, or turkey out of my freezer. After going through some of the Whole 30 materials, this has me a little worried. The "Icky": I feel bloaty or generally uncomfortable almost 24/7. My stomach never really feels "happy," and I am almost always tired. As of the past month, this "icky" feeling has escalated to a bit of a high, which was a big motivator for doing the Whole 30. Other Health Issues: I have chronic dry skin (diagnosed when I was a baby). My nails peel/break/bend very easily. I have Otitis in the inner/outer ears, most likely related to the dry skin. I show a lot of symptoms of hypothyroidism, though I have not yet had any in-depth tests (on my to-do list!). Summary: I want to feel good, and not "okay" or even "bad" most of the time. I want more energy. I want to feel happy and less stressed. I want to cut back or eliminate my sugar cravings. I want to lose this confounded belly fat and be able to see the abs that I've worked hard on and know are there. I want to be able to do more than 5 push-ups without my wrists wanting to snap. I want to enjoy my food for what it really is. I am committing myself to this Whole 30 challenge starting on Monday, July 15. I see others are starting on that day, too. I would love to help motivate one another and keep each other accountable as we all start our journeys. I am still new to the forum, but feel free to contact me (whatever that means in terms of this forum/Web site) if you'd like an accountability partner. Thanks for reading!