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Roll call: November Whole30s!

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Hi all my name is Leonie, a melbourne Aussie :), embarking on a quest for healthy living.

 

I'm new to the 30 and totally new to forums! Today is the day that I start my whole 30 I need a major deep clean and realise that going it alone is insane!!!

 

it's way too easy to fall back into old habits and then suffer for it for days afterwards only to do it again- massive insanity :P  This is my time to whole (pardon the pun lol)heartedly commit to my health.

 

I've been 80/20 paleo for some time and always feel so good when  don't do the 20- I love those 2 books "well fed" and "well fed 2" and use them all the time

rogan josh and chocolate chilli are regular favourites.

 

Happy journeys

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Seasoned pork steaks, sauteed green beans with sunflower seeds added to roast in the pan (YUM!), and seasoned oven fries for day 6 dinner tonight.  Quite possibly one of the best meals we have had so far.  I have been thinking why this hasn't been harder and worrying that I am doing something wrong without knowing it, but I think that it helped that we never ate really horrible to begin with and I am lucky to not have any major illnesses or ailments.  I just want to feel healthier.  And I am finding that forcing myself to find new recipes and try new foods is reigniting my love of cooking!  I sometimes do not feel like looking through recipes for ideas, but when I find something that looks good, and turns out when I make it, and my husband raves about, it makes me feel even better than the healthy food we are eating.  I already find that I have more energy.  When my boys wake up in the morning it doesn't take me an extra 1-2 hours to roll out of bed finally after turning cartoons on for the oldest.  I am amazed at how good I feel when I wake up, even though I am still getting broken sleep because of waking to feed the baby in the night!

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Day 8 sort of done, working the graveyard shift so I have 12 more hours of temptation to get through.  Today was compliant polish sausage with braised brussels sprouts - sadly, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as I got home from my graveyard shift and the contractor was painting our garage floor, where my backup fridge is with all my eggs and meat and stuff.  All we had in the house fridge was polish sausage and brussels sprouts.  I also did 30 minutes on the nordictrack.

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Hi, I'm Lisa. This is my first official W30. I'm coming off 3.5 years of going through the health wringer after a car accident. I put on 20 lbs after surgery and feel like a slug. My dad tried to get me to do this a year ago and made me promise I'd give it a try (he was Paleo for years). That convo with him happened just a day or two before he had a heart attack and passed away. Now is the time. This month marks the anniversary of his passing and I owe it to myself and to him. Here we go!

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Hi, I'm Lisa. This is my first official W30. I'm coming off 3.5 years of going through the health wringer after a car accident. I put on 20 lbs after surgery and feel like a slug. My dad tried to get me to do this a year ago and made me promise I'd give it a try (he was Paleo for years). That convo with him happened just a day or two before he had a heart attack and passed away. Now is the time. This month marks the anniversary of his passing and I owe it to myself and to him. Here we go!

Sorry to hear about your Dad it's really hard to lose someone close. Good luck on your whole 30 everyone is so supportive.

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That's too bad he isn't supportive. Is it safe to say he's insecure about himself and projecting that by sabotaging you? Don't let him! Be strong. You're making the right choice for you! If he can't get on board, even as just a supporter, then it's his loss.

Sorry, but that really frustrates me. I hope he comes around. You have enough going on right now to deal with that on top!

I really don't know why he isn't supportive, he was very supportive of my first whole 30 but became frustrated when I was eating different things to the rest of the family. He says he worries about our children developing weird food ideas but is quite happy to feed them junk food. He goes through phases of healthyish eating followed by periods of eating loads of crap. Our daughter is very active with dancing and taekwondo but has the worst diet ever and is a little overweight, our son is severely underweight has ADHD and is currently having investigations as he has classic failure to thrive. Our older son is skinny fat and eats junk all the time, he is autistic. I try to be a role model but it all backfires especially as I have so many health problems I am not a good advertisement. Hopefully this whole 30 will be effective in dealing with my health problems.

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Joybedford: just to echo what everyone has said. Keep on doing what you need to do for yourself. Now is the time to put yourself first. I wish he was more supportive as you need it right now. If it matters to you then it matters..period. My husband isnt doing this with me either and he keeps offering me bites of whatever he is eating and it isnt kale :) We have chocolate, cookies ( I live in the uk but I am American so they are still cookies to me), cheese, bread. Maybe if he sees changes in you, he will want to try some himself. If not, then it is his loss. My husband doesnt mind coconut oil now which I thought would never happen! Like I said, put yourself first. That is definitely hard as a wife, a mother, and quite frankly, a female in general. But you have our support. Keep going and know that we are rooting for you!

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Joybedford - You are worth this. It's mind blowing to me that your husband wouldn't support you in this. However, my husband and I have family that don't understand our healthy lifestyle and make comments all the time so I get that. It would be difficult to do this Whole30 without the support of my husband though. But you can still do this. Show him what it's all about. Feel awesome, look awesome, and do your thing and leave him on the couch with his potato chips if that's what he chooses. You are worth giving yourself 30 days!

 

Lisa & Leonie - Welcome! We love have new November Whole30ers. It is so exciting to see some many people starting on this journey and journaling things along the way. Stay strong and know that you are not alone.  :D

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Joy - It's hard when your partner isn't supportive, but it's worth finding out why. There's quite a lot of partner threads with good strategies. Generally, there's a fear in there somewhere, once you know what it is, you can work on it together. We had a few bumps in the beginning, but we've got our rhythm sorted now :) 

 

http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/18364-sustaining-a-real-food-lifestyle-living-with-your-non-real-food-spouse/

http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/268-the-non-paleo-spouse/

http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/16224-my-boyfriend-thinks-its-too-much/

http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/11118-husbandwifespousepartner-not-with-the-program/

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Day 8! Wow, time is flying. This time is much easier than last. I have been feeling very content these past few days. I really want to weigh myself. Had first food dream last night. I was in a semi stressful situation and ate some pasta with cheese. Then I looked down at my plate and thought, "oh no!"

Drtracy that is amazing that you stayed on plan even though it meant eating the same thing over and over.

Made chicken broth last night, planning to make zucchini soup and roasted butternut squash soup today and tomorrow.

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My husband likes to tease me that I can eat coconut in every form imaginable, but I can't eat a single chickpea or I have to go back to day 1. LOL But we've done similar nutrition plans together before, and he can see how great I feel and how I rarely get sick, so he's supportive for the most part. Plus he eats whatever I put in front of him!

Day 9 here, feeling great! Off to yoga in a few minutes, then a workout. Cooking a compliant dinner for my in-laws tonight and hoping it goes well. Wish me luck!

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Greetings

 

I start tomorrow, November 10.  My strongest downfall is: I start each day with a Cappucinno with whole milk or Half N Half and a scone.  Always at a cafe.  Mid to Late afternoon, another Cappucinno.  If I don't have coffee I wake with headache before dawn. One piece of chocolate per day.   In general, I eat whole foods, but can't seem to stop white foods and dairy fats.   

 

Recent diagnosis, a Calcification of abdominal aorta, from chiropractor's x-ray.  This week I'll get more info at clinic.  This scared me enough to get back on track.  Age 67.  

 

Noelle  

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Greetings

 

I start tomorrow, November 10.  My strongest downfall is: I start each day with a Cappucinno with whole milk or Half N Half and a scone.  Always at a cafe.  Mid to Late afternoon, another Cappucinno.  If I don't have coffee I wake with headache before dawn. One piece of chocolate per day.   In general, I eat whole foods, but can't seem to stop white foods and dairy fats.   

 

Recent diagnosis, a Calcification of abdominal aorta, from chiropractor's x-ray.  This week I'll get more info at clinic.  This scared me enough to get back on track.  Age 67.  

 

Noelle

Congrats on your decision to start a W30! From someone who used to start her day with double-double coffee and now drinks it black, you can do this! Good luck!

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Hi, I'm Lisa. This is my first official W30. I'm coming off 3.5 years of going through the health wringer after a car accident. I put on 20 lbs after surgery and feel like a slug. My dad tried to get me to do this a year ago and made me promise I'd give it a try (he was Paleo for years). That convo with him happened just a day or two before he had a heart attack and passed away. Now is the time. This month marks the anniversary of his passing and I owe it to myself and to him. Here we go!

So very sorry for the loss of your dad .... what a wonderful way to tap into his energy and love by starting on this important anniversary month.  3 cheers for you!  I'm an eager beaver, and nervous nelly right along side you!  Godspeed to us both ... and everyone else starting this month!

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Hi, my name is Wendy and I'm from the Netherlands. I did a W30 about six months ago and it felt great! But the sugardragon got to me... I have to stop beating myself up over it and move on. Time to start a new W30 tomorrow. I know it will be hard, but I also know it will be worth it! 

 

Good luck everyone!

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So today is day 7 and last month I quit after 8 days. Dont feel like quitting and definitely did when I first attempted this so that is progress! My nephew spent the night with us on Friday and my husband wanted to take him to McDonalds on Saturday after we fed the ducks. I did not have anything but sat with both of them with my bottle of water. My nephew is young so he needs a little help at times and I literally found myself in a staring contest with his fries (sorry uk, but I cannot call them chips)! Im not kidding; I was mesmerized! Anyways, I won the contest but what is that about? I dont even like McDonalds fries!

Today has been good.. I slept for about 11 hours last night... I dont usually do that. But it meant that I didnt eat until almost 11:00. Then the sun was out and it wasnt too cold or windy. In the UK, that means get outside and make the most of it because it wont last long! However once I got home it was 4:00. Then I started prepping for a roast chicken dinner. That means I technically will only have two meals today. This is the first time that has happened but Im wondering if that is ok? I feel good so Im assuming its ok just as long as I dont make it a habit?

On a side note, I had my husband try cashew nut butter. The reaction on his face was priceless! Lets just say he did not like it!

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Day 4/26

The weather is beautiful and walking is done .
Still not having problems with eating this way but I've been here before. Working constantly on a positive attitude.

Fingers crossed!


 

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Big challenge...I have a long car ride this afternoon. It was my downfall last week when I fell off the wagon and started over. This week, I'm trying to be prepared. I just seared some spice rubbed tuna and made a coconut amino/lemon juice/rice vinegar dipping sauce to go with. I'm packing the tuna, lots of fresh veggies, water, almonds, and blueberries for my drive. Here goes nothing!

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I'm have some STUPENDOUS and INCREDIBLE news:

I DO NOT HAVE A HEADACHE TODAY!!!

For me this is astounding. I have not been headache-free for YEARS. I have been told by more than one headache specialist that I am "the worst of the worst, hardest to treat, etc" and that my only hope was to travel to Michigan for inpatient treatment at the National Head Pain Center (which is not covered by most insurance and costs at least $60,000).

Let me say again that this is MONUMENTAL for me.

I am not sure, but I think it may also be due to the fact that I tried Natural Calm for the first time last night. I took a little less than 1/4 tsp. I have been suffering with GI distress today, which is very unpleasant, but the other result of head pain relief has overshadowed it.

Now to find a form of magnesium and a proper dosage that will allow me to continue to derive this incredible, blessed relief without suffering in other areas.

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Big challenge...I have a long car ride this afternoon. It was my downfall last week when I fell off the wagon and started over. This week, I'm trying to be prepared. I just seared some spice rubbed tuna and made a coconut amino/lemon juice/rice vinegar dipping sauce to go with. I'm packing the tuna, lots of fresh veggies, water, almonds, and blueberries for my drive. Here goes nothing!

You can do it!!  Good awareness on your part that this will be a challenge for you today  I think it's awesome that you're planning for success by packing food and being prepared.  Keep reminding yourself of your reasons for doing this Whole30 challenge!!   :)  

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I everyone!  I haven't really posted much at all since I first started this challenge, but I was reading through posts today and wanted to keep encouraging everyone on this journey!  Keep fighting and reminding yourself of why you started out on this journey in the first place.  

 

So far for me, I have noticed that my stomach hurts a lot less since I've started whole30 (I think stomach pain after eating has become a norm because now that I don't have it, I feel like something is missing!!!)  Low and anxious feelings are still fairly prominent, but I am hoping that they will improve as more days on whole30 go by.  Today is day 8 for me!  I am def tempted to eat the ice cream that's in the freezer right now, but I'm planning to go workout instead :-)

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Hi! I'm Skoshi from California. Day 9 - skin looks great! I don't feel my age. Really happy I did not fall off the wagon face first into the German Chocolate cake my daughter made for my husband's birthday. It smelled delicious. Also staved off treats at a friend's birthday bash, bringing bacon wrapped scallops & shrimp helped!

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On Friday, I knowingly ate a non-compliant snack and I took the next two days to decide if I should stay the course. I continued to be compliant while thinking it over. I didn't contribute to this forum while deciding.

And I came to this conclusion: It's important for the Whole30 program to stay within the guidelines but there's no need FOR ME to turn away from a feel-good successful week. I don't want to sabotage this effort. Others may disagree - and that's cool.

Congrats to all of you who persever even in the face of unsupportive friends, spouses and kids. For me, it was internal forces trying to throw me off and those can be the hardest to ignore.

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