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  1. My eating habits were atrocious. Before the Holidays, I'd decided that I'd start the New Year off by at least cooking a slow-cooker meal a few times a week. Went to Target, saw the Whole 30 Slow Cooker Cookbook. When I got home-excited about my cookbook- I saw the Whole 30 Book on my shelf. Apparently, I'd plan to make changes around this time LAST YEAR! Decided to do it..my Mantra for 2019 is FULLY COMMITTED! Started New Year's Eve (Monday). By day 3, I didn't have to take my nightly Pepcid/Tums! By day 5, I woke up HUNGRY (hadn't done that in decades). By day 6-7, sleeping so good! Not to mention, feeling my body change. More energy. No midday slump. More focused. Clear thinking. Truly, the list goes on and on!! Can't say it's all been easy, but I'm enjoying NUTPODS in my coffee. Love new recipes. Sometimes overwhelmed by the cooking and dishes. But, it's 30 days...or 60. To change habits for LIFE. It gets easier. I'm learning that the occasional "craving" if more of a pity-party. I just do something I love. Read. Write. Cook. Go to be early. My body is Healing. This is a Life-Changer...that is no exaggeration. And not just for me, but my family (and friends are INSPIRED!) Love the food. My husband (a "never eats veggies" guy) told my daughter (16) that I'm "ruining them", cuz they can't go out to eat! Food HERE is too good!! (He modifies it, but still..healthier than before!!) Last year at my last check up, my NP ran the "inflammatory" tests...all of mine were HIGH! My next appointment is March 1. I will complete Day 30 (Round 2) on Feb. 28!! I'm actually excited to see the look on her face when she seems my results. I love the empowerment--knowing that I am dong something about my risks for so many disease processes. OH, and by the way...stupid "little" change for me...I have not bitten my nails in 37 days!! I'm 49 and have bitten my nails ALL MY LIFE! I'm getting manicures!! (nice non-food treat!). I'm down about 10 pounds, finally at 199.4..under 200. Haven't been there in years. But, like so many, the weight loss is not the goal--the feeling of health is! I'm telling everyone about this program and will continue to do this--to inspire others to take control of their health. This. is. not. hard.! LovingMyWhole30Life!
  2. Toni Bass

    Round 2 Immedietely

    Hello All, This is the first time I have posted in here. I just completed Day 24 of my first ever Whole 30 cycle. So here goes my fear, babble, confusion rant, lol. I will admit here I am 29 years old, 5'4" and my starting weight was 286.6, I was at the heaviest I have ever been in my life. I was bingeing on fast food sometimes 3x a day and always eating out. If i had to guess my daily caloric intake was 5000+. I'm a cardiac register nurse in a hospital, I know hypocrisy right. Well i finally reached my breaking point of being sore, tired, depressed, angry, moody, broke, nasty skin, no sleep, no focus, pain and just miserable. I'm too young to be feeling so immobile at work and after work, I plan to be in this career for 20 plus more years and the way i was headed I was going to be a patient soon. I've been single since I was divorced at 23 and I feel my weight is a huge factor and loneliness has set in hard. So my aunt mentioned this and how her and my uncle saw great results. I felt i needed something tough and strict, something to complete do a 180 with, I've tried other things in the past and I would sabotage myself the second the scale didn't show as much weight loss at the week before, then proceed to gain everything back, plus more. That's long story short....fast forward to today Day 24, I feel freakin amazing, my skin is so clear, i have no dandruff, I'm not nearly as sore after a 13 hours shift and I can see small physical changes. However I don't feel prepared for reintroduction. I'm obese and very unhealthy and still have major cravings and want to binge, i feel i need more tough strict love before i'm released into the "normal" world, lol. I was thinking about doing a round 2 immediately. What are the thoughts or feelings about this? Is there a reasoning that this may be frowned upon or detrimental to my overall health transformation. I'm open to any and all suggestions. Thank you. Toni
  3. This is my umpteenth attempt at trying to introduce myself here. I have typed out more posts than I care to admit and each one seems worse than the last. I wanted to come up with the witty, funny, get-your-attention words that might get this post some responses. Then I realized that I just want to put my story out there and connect with people who are similarly struggling, so here it goes... I did a round of Whole30 back in June of 2016 and after 30 days.... nothing. I honestly don't remember feeling any of the amazing changes that people claim to feel while doing the Whole30. I remember feeling tired, grumpy, having "bathroom" issues, feeling hung-over and hungry, but never really feeling the food freedom or control of food that I had come to expect after a Whole30. And before you ask, I followed the rules to the T - well timed meals, the plate template, the no-no list. All of the rules. I did manage to lose some weight during those 30 days but I ended up putting it all back on, then some. In January of 2017 I decided enough was enough and I refused to cry one more time while getting ready for date night because I hated how I looked and felt in my clothes and in my skin. Changes were made and here we are just under a year later, almost 30# and 20 inches lost. While I am looking better and feeling better, I also realized something along the way: the sugar dragon always wins. I hate that food rules my life. The more I think about it, the angrier I get. I happen to be a night shift RN working three to four 12-hour shifts a week. In those 36-48 hours, I see people hurt and dying of diseases that are almost completely avoidable, preventable, or manageable with right dietary modifications. Yet here I sit eating fast food, ice cream, and all manner of truly toxic food feeling a myriad of unpleasant side effects because of my addiction to the foods I know are slowly killing me. No more. I come here today to say no more: to being tired all of the time, to being short with my children and my husband, to fighting the fog when I am trying to take care of the people who are sick or hurting, to working out with limited results. No. More. Today is the start of a fresh year, a chance for me to take the things I have learned this last year and make even more positive changes in the coming year. Here is to the next 30 days of what I am hoping will be the start of my life-changing journey towards health, personal, and professional happiness.
  4. brittanyxo

    Continuing On - The Next 30

    For the lovely ladies who have chosen to continue on with their Whole 30 (60? 90? 120?) Journeys! Mine started April 24, 2017, and will go for 120 days til August 21st. @EKuhl @aussiegal @Potion One ... Let's do this! Anyone else who is continuing their journey, no matter where you're at, please join!
  5. I want to preface this post with the fact that I know Whole30 is about the non-scale victories and not ultimately about weight loss, BUT since I have completed my second Whole30 after taking a slight week-long break in order to continue to shed some more weight/become more lean... this is important to me. I have had some non-scale victories as a result of this lifestyle (such as increased energy levels despite my Hashimotos), but I am pretty overweight and don't have many ailments outside of my hypothyroidism (26 years old, 5'4", 183 lbs). I'm relatively active since I work outside a lot thanks to my career as an environmental scientist, but since I'm a consultant there's A LOT of traveling and I haven't had time to hit the gym on top of meal-prepping. I have been biking to and from work the past week (totals to about 30 minutes a day, more if I need to bike to the grocery store) just so I can get SOME soft of activity in. I want to get back to a weight where I can start running long distances again without irritating my hip, since I am signed up for my second half marathon in October (I start training officially in August). I ran my first half about two years ago and was about 170 lbs and had no issues with my joints. Anyway, I was wondering if it's totally wrong to kind of count calories in the back of my mind when I'm planning my meals? I am still making sure that I'm following the palm-protein, thumb-fat, and rest of the plate with veggies. My typical day looks something like this M1: Breakfast scramble (prepped Sunday with 5 veggies I get from my CSA that week. This week it was beets, radishes, kale, mushrooms, bell pepper with compliant chicken apple sausage and eggs. The veggies vary slightly since it depends on what I get in my share that week, but I try to have 5 different vegetables with the sausage and egg). M2: Leafy greens (again, depends on CSA share) topped with tuna/avocado or ground beef taco meat/avocado, 1 serving of fruit (apple, banana, blueberries, or grapes), and an extra veggie (carrot, sugar snap peas, or snow peas) M3: This varies a bit... I try to change the protein I have each day (chicken, beef, or ground turkey). I again keep the palm-protein, thumb-fat, and rest of the plate with veggies rule in mind with each meal. I also take a multivitamin with either lunch or breakfast (depends on when I remember lol). I am also on Levothyroxine for my Hashimoto's. This is a pretty vague post, but I was just wondering if anyone had any advise about how to drop some weight so I can start running again without pain.