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Willpower.com!!! A sub just brought me a hazelnut latte (my weakness) & a muffin to site when he came for a meeting!! I know how yuk I'd feel after it so I didn't want it, but I feel so bad that he's spent this money & its going to waste! Normally I'd drink it so I didn't feel bad but I've had to put on my big girl pants and slowly sip my coffee with coconut milk until he leaves & I can get rid of it!!!!

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Willpower.com!!! A sub just brought me a hazelnut latte (my weakness) & a muffin to site when he came for a meeting!! I know how yuk I'd feel after it so I didn't want it, but I feel so bad that he's spent this money & its going to waste! Normally I'd drink it so I didn't feel bad but I've had to put on my big girl pants and slowly sip my coffee with coconut milk until he leaves & I can get rid of it!!!!

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AWESOME JOB!! i know i'll encounter those days too and i hope i can do the same! 

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Felt sick all day and just wanted to climb in to bed with chicken noodle soup from the deli but came home and sautéed  carrots, onions and celery with some ground turkey and put it in compliant chicken broth with a couple cans of fire roasted tomatoes and now have a yummy homemade soup simmering...Day 2 success!

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Day 3 is in the bag!  I have to say that I am already feeling better, and I know that is because I'm not having coffee, sugar, or wheat, which are all IBS triggers for me.  I had gotten myself into a bad place.  I think part of what I'm feeling is feeling good about myself for the good choices I am making on the W30.  Has anyone else felt that?

 

Thanks to all who posted food and recipe ideas.  I am not much of a cook.  I don't enjoy it.  I'm envious of those of you who seem to get a lot out of it.

 

I think I told y'all that my goals were to improve my allergies and my sleep.  My sleep was better last night.  I'm in that perimenopausal phase in which one wakes up anywhere between 1am and 4am and cannot get back to sleep.  Last night, I did wake at 3 but Ii was able to get back to sleep.  Such a blessing.

 

I'm interested to hear how everyone else is doing.  What up?

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I'm a little excited that my slow cooker & microwave has finally arrived!!! I'm going to look up some whole30 approved slow cooker meals and get some cooking done this weekend!!! I'm cooking for one but last time I ended up spending nearly 2hrs cooking every night!!! Zzzz so I'm going to try batch cooking and freezing!!! :/ :/

I def think it'll make it a lot easier to stick to I reckon!!!! Anyone have any favourite recipes??

 

I also found a butchers that specialises in paleo meats!!! :wub:  :wub:  sugar free bacon here I come!

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 It's great to prepare!

 

While what you listed is compliant, let me help you make it better. Look to create meals that fit the recommended template of 1-2 palms of protein, 1-3 cups of veggies and the appropriate amount of fat.  Your breakfast is ok on protein. Have the whole sweet potato and add a compliant fat.

 

On the sweet tooth, the Whole30 is about changing your relationship with food. Don't seek ways to satisfy a sweet tooth. Focus instead on creating meals that satiate you for 4-5 hours.

 

If you are genuinely hungry in between meals (hungry = you could eat steamed fish and broccoli), have a mini meal containing a protein and fat. Nuts are a fat source on a Whole30.

Hi!

Started the first as well, but I am having major craving of the sweets, I mean bad-last night I dreamed that I went into my freezer and ate an entire thing of ice cream while gulping down some lemonade. GFChris, you say not to look to satisfy your sweet tooth, then what do you do? Any suggestions from others on foods that have been able to do it for you?

Day 3 down!

Alex

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Hi!

Started the first as well, but I am having major craving of the sweets, I mean bad-last night I dreamed that I went into my freezer and ate an entire thing of ice cream while gulping down some lemonade. GFChris, you say not to look to satisfy your sweet tooth, then what do you do? Any suggestions from others on foods that have been able to do it for you?

Day 3 down!

Alex

If you are genuinely hungry, have a mini meal including a protein and fat.  Have a cup of tea or bone broth. Don't feed the sweet craving with something sweet. Do something non food related: take a walk, call a friend, workout at the gym, knit, put on some music you like - some ideas.

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I started the first too! Day 2 was the worst so far had a headache all day. Much better today. Went to a symposium today for my job. Packed my own lunch, theirs did not look appealing to me. Was surrounded by candy of numerous type, cookies, bagels anddonuts. Am happy to say that none of it looked good. So far my biggest problem has been wanting to eat more in the evening before bed. Tonight is the first night I haven't, not sure if it was because I didn't eat my supper til late due to working til 7pm. Time will tell. I am so pumped! This is my first, I have in the past cut out sugar and grains after reading Kat James book, but slipped back into old bad habits. I know I have struggled since becoming an empty nester. Too much alone time, my big trigger. My goal is to break that trigger! Looking forward to sharing the journey with you!

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Ooof. Today is definitely going to be a "kill ALL the things day." Could be a problem since I work with children.

 

It's taking everything I am not to eat an orange to take care of my sugar dragon right now. And yet, I had almost no appetite and had to force myself to eat breakfast. My timeline seems to be days 5-9 all put together… I just want a nap, I hate everything, and my pants are tighter.

 

Oh, well. Sticking with it!

 

Good luck today, everyone!

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Successful Day 4!  I can't believe how much better I am feeling already.  It is eye-opening to see how much the junky foods (and coffee in my case) have been affecting me, because my energy is so much better!  I would love to hear if any of you feel the way I do, ie., I wonder why I keep consuming the things that make me feel bad.  The  well-being I am experiencing now is better than anything tasted, that's for sure. 

 

Going to our local farmer's market in the morning.  I sometimes go to Whole Foods' salad bar for lunch.  They post the ingredients in the dressings.  The Caesar dressing, which is delicious, is made with olive oil and is W30 compliant.  Went there today and had a MASSIVE salad with grilled chicken.  One thing about this program--I'm not starving myself!

 

Hope everyone's doing well and had a good day.

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I had a good few days--doing this the second time around has had me going through the timeline faster. I had KATT occur faster for me this week, that and feeling sluggish. I got super angry at a lot of drivers Thursday and I might have yelled at an innocent FedEx worker Friday...ooooh well. 

 

I had some good tests this weekend--went to the movies twice and both times I survived popcorn smells, my husband eating a hot dog and skittles and then a friend eating my favourite--MINI EGGS. I find that since I have changed my mentality about sweets, I don't think "Oh only 24 days till I can have that", instead I think "This is a good challenge, I am going to have to live with this in the future, so I might as well come to terms with it now". 

 

Next weekend: I plan on having my husband bring home ice cream and eat it around me. Ice cream is my achilles heel.

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xine23, thanks for your post.  I really like what you said about coming to terms with the everyday cravings and  stumbling blocks NOW, and not thinking, oh soon I can have....  I have been in the "oh soon" mentality for so long, and have not come to terms with how badly those foods and drink are affecting me.  I need to grow up about this issue.  Really like what you are doing.

 

My sleep has improved so much!  I do feel tired today, as they say is typical for Day 6.  What I like about the W30 is the fact that I can eat a lot--of good things.  I generally don't feel deprived, except when the sweet cravings hit.  And I am already seeing some weight loss.

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I finding this Whole30 experience to be totally different the first go around. I feel like I am already hitting the energy--this weekend was nuts for me--I tore out a garden, dug out the grass, laid brick and planted flowers. And that was just a bit this morning and later this afternoon! I also made paleo BBQ sauce in the afternoon with some friends, did 3 loads of laundry and ended my day at an NBA game. WHAT? Crazy. 

 

Drmoira, I am glad you like how I am approaching this. I have always went back to sugar, irregardless of how "cured" I am from eating it. I needed to change my brain and this is my solution and I hope it works!! And way to go on seeing weight loss already! Me too! My rings are looser on my hand and my jeans keep falling off. 

 

How is everyone else doing? What is on the menu for the week?

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xine23 & drmoira I was totally the same last time, thinking about what I could eat once I was done!! This time I'm thinking more about making lifestyle changes for good!!!

I'm struggling a little this time, as I'm training 6 nights a week for a charity fight night I don't get home from gym til 8 then have to cook from scratch!! I was telling myself over the weekend, it'd be easier if I wasn't whole30 as I could just order pizza, but that wont help me with training or feeling better!!! I think I need to do some serious prep work this weekend!!!!

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I also started April 1 st and I'm feeling great.

Good energy, stuffing to my W30 guns when others around me aren't and the biggest thing, shipping alcohol. Besides breaking my Saturday brew routine, Im feeling great.

I was about 80% paleo before I started but not strict on checking labels for sugar. That crap is everywhere, even my supplements!

I'm on 3 meals a day spaced about 4 hours apart and 1\2 of a sweet potato after my workouts (plus protein) and trying to break my habit of shipping on serving sizes leftover from my calorie counting days.

Also picked up a few paleo cookbooks.

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Hit a slump today, did not sleep well last night. I am atributing it to drinking a large glass of unsweet black tea yeasterday afternoon. Never had that happen to me before. Really need to get a couple things done, but just want to go to bed. Nap here I come. No more caffiene afternoon for me.

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The surge of energy hit me today.  I cleaned the whole damn house and my workout area in the garage.

 

I did faceplant a bit, ate breakfast at 7:30a, then opt'ed to skip lunch for some macadamia nuts as a pre-wo meal.  Bad idea, half way through my workout (Les Mills Combat, 30 minutes) I was tired and slacking.  Normally I cruise through it, but I was so tired I decided to pass on the 20 minute ab routine and have my pwo meal + some veg to make up for the skippped lunch.  Still sweated like a mofo which makes me feel good.

 

Looking forward to making this for dinner: http://www.everydaymaven.com/2013/paleo-stuffed-eggplant-ground-beef/

 

A big problem I had pre-W30 was 5-6 cups of coffee throughout the day.  Now I barely finish the one I have 1/2 through breakfast.
Another was my Saturday beers.  I did miss them a bit, but I can do anything for 30 days.

Lastly, sugar is in EVERYTHING!  I can't even take my creatine capsules or supplemments.  Wow, that was an eye opener.

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So, I made it through my first week and feeling pretty good besides the fact that my energy is non existent. Is this normal or a personal problem? I am eating three meals a day. Eggs and veggies in the morning, protein and veggies for lunch and dinner. Any suggestions or advice???

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First week down and I feel pretty good! Have been very full and bloated feeling is this normal? I am kinda getting tired of seeming to eat the same thing everyday. Any good ideas? I did make an outrageous sweet potato turkey shepards pie though. It was amazing!!

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So, I made it through my first week and feeling pretty good besides the fact that my energy is non existent. Is this normal or a personal problem? I am eating three meals a day. Eggs and veggies in the morning, protein and veggies for lunch and dinner. Any suggestions or advice???

Add some more starchy carbs to your day.  I eat mine post-workout but there's no harm in slipping some weet potatos in for breakfast or lunch.

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First week down and I feel pretty good! Have been very full and bloated feeling is this normal? I am kinda getting tired of seeming to eat the same thing everyday. Any good ideas? I did make an outrageous sweet potato turkey shepards pie though. It was amazing!!

Checkout some of the Paleo Food Blogs: PaleOMG, Nom Nom Paleo, The Clothes Make The Girl just to name a few.  I have been getting a lot of ideas from these sites.

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Hey y'all! I'm so glad to hear that everybody's hanging in there. I just found out today that there was a non-compliant ingredient in my turkey (boo, applegate farms!), but I've decided to keep going and do a Whole60 so I'm not too worried.

 

Has everyone checked out the timeline? I check it, oh… every day. It's super helpful when I wake up in the morning and think, "What is this crazy different feeling I have today? Why do I feel like a different person every single day?!" You can find it here: http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline

 

Keep going!! I can't wait to hear about all of the great results that will be experienced!  :D

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Hi, everyone - so it took me a while to get started.  Start was supposed to be April 1.  My dad died April 2 after a protracted illness.  We went to Legoland April 5 and 6.  Son's birthday was April 7.  And a job interview April 8.  Each event merited NOT getting back on the wagon in my mind.  A little self-destructive, I am.

 

So here I am, April 9 with a Day 1.  M1 was beef carnitas, asparagus with some bone broth.  There is a memorial at my dad's nursing home today during lunchtime but hopefully I can find something compliant.  I reached a happy goal weight during my January 1 whole 30 but promptly packed 10 lbs back on in February and March.  Today I will be signing up for "bikini boot camp" at my gym, as I find that while I am at my "goal weight", my 48 year old body does not look like it did the last time I was at my "goal weight" in my 30s.

 

I have successfully finished two or three whole 30s since September.  What I do not successfully do is transition to anything but off the rails off-roading.  So I have fallen into doing a whole30 every two months or so to keep me on the straight and narrow.  I feel better when I am eating compliant meals.  My aches and pains from fibromyalgia go away.  My kids are happiest when they are paleo, too.

 

So here we are, along for the April ride.  :-)

 

Tracy

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