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  1. rachelhillary

    Rachel's Round 2!

    I'm typing this as I nurse my little one to sleep, so I'm going to make this log brief by necessity! I am a mom to a spunky 14-month old daughter (yep, #extendedbreastfeeding), a wife, a first grade teacher, and a full-time graduate student! This Whole30 is my way of putting on my oxygen mask first so that I can help everyone else around me. This should be day 3, but I made a non-W30 choice yesterday that was SO not worth it, so I am at the end of my second day 1! We were snowed in, so I'm proud of myself for not raiding the cabinets and for keeping my "why" front and center! Breakfast: bacon and eggs Snack: Rasa with compliant coconut creamer, compliant Apple sauce Lunch: sweet potato chili from the W30 slow cooker book that I made over the weekend Dinner: tuna "noodle" casserole from @everylastbite_ on Instagram (YUM!) I added sardines because I'm nursing and haven't eaten seafood in....way too long! I'll skip those next time because it was too fishy but overall SO SO good! Pre-bedtime (daughter's bedtime, not mine!) snack: warmed frozen berries topped with homemade coconut whipped cream (nothing added). Super happy with this snack, because I really hadn't eaten enough at dinner but I didn't want something savory, so this was filling and delicious. Hit the spot! NSV: I'm challenging myself to find a NSV every day this time. Today was just my general motivation and feeling pretty focused throughout the day!
  2. Hi all! I'm a 36 y/o breadwinning mom with a demanding dream job and beautiful little family. I'm overweight (5'6", 210 lbs) and have PCOS. We're thinking about having #2 but before making the dive I've been working on prioritizing "self-care", stress reduction and generally achieving a better sense of balance (i.e., making time for friends, hobbies, hubby, exercise, etc in addition to work & mommying). Part of the self-care has been making the time to deal with annoying health issues I've been ignoring for a long time. I've been going to the dermatologist to deal with persistent acne for over a year now with no noticeable results. In the last meeting, my derm suggested starting Accutane which I've been apprehensive about. I went to my primary yesterday evening to discuss and after reviewing my family history of insulin resistance (long line of diabetics on my dad's side), my primary recommended me trying the whole 30. I started this morning. So far, so good! Wish me luck!!
  3. My husband and I have done two successful W30s in the past. However, it was before kids and while doing CrossFit. Now we have 2 kids (3.5 yrs, 6 mos) and we both work full time (I work from home, my husband gets home around 7 each night). I feel so exhausted that seriously, even when there's cooked food in the fridge, I still have my husband pick up fast food. I don't need to slay the sugar dragon, I need to slay the fast food/convenience dragon! Plus, even when I try to commit, I'm so tired when it comes to food prep. Help! Please! (And please, something other than "suck it up" and "you can do it." I need tangible, implementable tips here!)
  4. whyhelloannie

    Does this work in the real world?

    Hi everyone, I am eager to try the Whole 30/Paleo way of living but have some concerns. 1. I am hesitant to try any "diet". I have never done fad diets and would rather focus on healthy eating. 2. How well does this work in the real world? I work full time and have a 19 month old son. My husband works nights, so when I get home from work, I'm taking care of our son by myself and busy. How practical is it to eat this way long term when you are a working mom and travel? There don't seem to be many options for when you have to eat on the run. Thoughts?