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  1. Hi all! I am starting the Whole30 on Monday. Sunday I will be grocery shopping, meal planning, and cooking for the week ahead. I am REALLY excited about this program because I know people who have had wonderful results! However, I live alone as a single woman. (Well, "alone," considering I have a dog, two cats, and three birds, but none of them want to do the Whole30 with me.) I've always struggled with buying food and not knowing how to store it so that I don't end up throwing some away. Do you all have any tips about how to do the program without wasting food? The fresh veggies and fruits are what scare me the most, haha. I do plan on growing my own tomatoes, sweet peppers, and some herbs this summer, so that will help I think. Any and all tips are much appreciated! Emily
  2. Finished Whole30 yesterday, 6.5 pounds down. It looks more impressive in person than it sounds here - my body has changed, and is shifting back toward its former shape. More striking than the ancillary weight loss is the fact that I don't get out of bed liked the rusted-out tin man anymore. My joints feel much better, and I don't have that bloating, swelling and overall pain I've lived with for years. Well, not as much, anyway, and it's really a noticeable difference. We'll gorge on sushi tonight (and maybe a little chocolate and a glass of wine) but I'm happy enough with the results to keep going. I never feel hungry, and it's not hard to comply with the limits since we eat fairly simple clean meals at home. I probably won't be as fanatically compliant as you have to be during the 30, but I'll stick close to the guidelines. There are all kinds of great recipes to try if I get bored, but in the meantime, I'm happy with the food version of a school uniform, and can eat the same stuff day after day. As long as I eat in time, I don't suffer much from boredom or cravings. This is really about long- and short-term health for me, and it's working. How about you?
  3. First Day of My First Whole30

    I actually started yesterday, but what's an extra day of health? :-) My sister did this back in October, and is planning to do it again. She's the one who convinced me to try it, but she's dragging her feet now, lol! I'm here mostly for health and energy benefits, though I'll take any weight loss that comes with it. I just turned 50 and I have a 9 year old son, so I've got to get as healthy as pssible for the long run. I'd love to find some like-minded friends here; I think we'll be that much more successful if we support each other. Breakfast was a small sweet potato and 2 poached eggs. I may have a half grapefruit shortly. Coffe with no sugar - I thought it would be disgusting, but I threw it over ice, and it was surprisingly easy. Acid reflux is kicking in, but I hope that'll go away with a little time. How about you?
  4. 1/3 of the way through!!

    I will officially be 1/3 of the way through my Whole30 after today!! Woohoo!! Despite the lack of support I have had from my family (who are coming around) I am sooo pleased with myself and feeling much better. I am still having trouble with dreaming or "fantasizing" about foods that are no good for me. This has certainly been a psychological struggle this far. I suffer from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and am still feeling some effects of the disease, although not as many before. For other sufferers out there, did you find it took longer than the 7 days listed in the book? What about specific foods that are allowed but bothered you? I haven't been eating nuts and it seems to be helping somewhat. My next problem is becoming creative with veggies? Any suggestions? I would love any support or comments!