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Elissa W

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thanks MeGA Gardener!

 

alll my male friends are married so i'm not sure there's anything right in front of me lol

but yeah... i hear everything you said. it'll just take some time. i'm sure i'll feel better next week.

 

i'm 35 so i was just hoping to be better at this now.

*hugs* It's always hard to be broken up with, no matter what age you are. Be gentle with yourself, and grieve the relationship as you need to.

 

I laughed about it last night! My son came home about midnight so I got up and visited with him for a while, he is such good company! 

At least you had good company while riding your caffeine buzz! 

 

 

I am so tired today. I admit: I thought about quitting just so I can stop thinking so hard about what I've eaten, am eating, am going to eat. But...that lack of thought is why I now feel so crappy when switching to whole foods. So: Onward to day 12. Just keep swimming.

 

I'm thinking about the weekend, and what I'm going to do to treat myself for hitting the halfway mark. I'll probably let myself spend money on books, which I haven't done in a while. Anyone have plans of a celebratory manner?

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I'm Getting Weak.....OH NO!!!!! My cousin who was doing this with me, just posted pics of herself at In n Out Burger. WTF! RUDE lol.

 

UGH I feel like I am bored with food. I can drink copious amounts of black coffee but not much interest in compliant food. 

 

Anyone else?

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Yesterday I made it through an event with a dessert buffet and I never pass on dessert!

Still spending copious amounts of time in the kitchen but have experienced a NSV. I used to feel such guilt in the evenings reflecting on what I ate during the day. Today will be day 11 of guilt free evenings. Go team!

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Day 11 in the bag! Ok...but not quite.

 

So I've been sooooooo careful about staying in line with the rules but also committing to the "spirit of the whole30." I guess I've been a bit of a purist about the whole thing. And then today happened.

 

One thing I should mention up front is that one of my challenges has always been eating at consistent times every day. I let work and life just generally get in the way. My worst habit was skipping breakfast and sometimes not eating until the middle of the afternoon.

 

Well, today turned into one of those days where everything I tried to do right seems to work against me. I had an early start today and ate breakfast at 6:15. Got to work, had a good rhythm going but then hit my 11am meeting which was one of those meetings that dragged on longer than it should have. I had intended to eat lunch at noon because at 1pm I had scheduled a personal training session to fit my work out in today. Noon came and went and I had yet to step back in my office. At 12:45 I was dashing out the door to get to the gym on time. Did my workout (and thankfully it was a good work out!) but it ran over slightly and by the time I got back to my office, I had all of 10 minutes to respond to a pressing email, hand over some documents and then turn around and leave again for a doctor's appointment. Took forever to get a cab, traffic was a mess and by the time that was all said and done, I walked back into my office for a quick 5 minute check it before I had to race to the train to get home to let my nanny go home (husband is traveling for business). Two hours later (after getting the kids all into bed) I was finally able to sit down and eat my poor lunch that had been waiting for me all day.

 

Oh and to top it off, I made a point of closing my eyes and asking the nurse not to tell me my weight but then my doctor commented on the weight loss and said exactly where I was today. I tried so hard to avoid it and she totally caught me off guard. <heavy sigh...>

 

I stuck with the appropriate meals for both breakfast and dinner but missing lunch can't be good for me. Tomorrow will be better and I'll take this as a lesson to stop trying to cram too many things into one day. The other good news is my doc is going to order all of the blood work I requested to see if my labs have improved since earlier this year. And despite my hectic day, my blood pressure was much lower than it typically is when I'm checked in the office - I'm hoping that's a positive sign of better health and not just a fluke!

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So, the past couple days I have not been sleeping well at all. Also my feelings of anxiety have greatly increased. (I have suffered from Anxiety/Panic disorder for approx 8 years) I just have this feeling like I can feel the blood pumping through my veins and it triggers a anxiety attack.  I am also having some muscle stiffness and pain.

 

I was very shocked that I did not get any of the headaches etc week one. Mostly considering I ate very very unhealthy before the start of my whole30. Lots of drive thru dairy sugar fat alcohol you name it I loved it.

 

Is it possible that the detox for me is just not happening? Is anyone else having these symptoms at all?

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Day 11


Woke up feeling good. I am not tempted by anything.  Not to say I wouldn't enjoy eating "it"--I would.  But I am seeing this through.  I like what's going on. The more time passes the more I realize that I really had more of an issue with quite a few foods....sugar comes in at number one but it's not the only culprit.  I was eating a lot of FWOB....and now that I am removed from it, I can really see it clearly. When I go to the grocery store and wander over to the forbidden isles to get a few things for the family (although everyone is eating soooo much better) I'm really amazed how much non-food we were all eating.  Tonight I looked at all these boxes of donuts, cookies, pies at the bakery and thought it all looked sad. I thought about what it robs us of.  Meanwhile, my kids were just eating ice-cream cones and I was imagining the sensation of the ice-cream on my tongue.  Not the taste, but the feeling.  And then jD turned and gave me a kiss. And then I forgot about the ice-cream. 


8:00 2 eggs, water


Stadium workout, was 20 minutes late bc the lack of bathroom visits still an issue.  Need to eat more vegetables.  It's not that eat but I am getting there.


p/w Turkey w a litte homemade mayo (thank you Stephanie!) 


Lunch-didnt happen due to some practicalia but I did eat some nuts ( not a lot) and a banana.


5:30 Dinner 8oz filet (this is unheard of but I cannot stop eating steak!) salad, asparagus and baked potato. Handful of strawberries. 


9:00 Small handful of raspberries


Tomorrow I have an all day field trip so food will be a little tricky but I'll be fine.  TG for the mayo!!!!


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Sara82 I also suffer from anxiety, it's been mostly under control and I've been off meds for a while but yesterday I felt the beginnings of an attack for the first time in ages. I also didn't get the headaches in the first week and was worried I was doing something wrong! I was quite relieved when I had a 'chocolate dream' on day 6, at last I had experienced something on the timeline! I think we need to just take a breath, let the plan do the hard work for us and keep going. One thing I've learnt over the years is that all feelings are temporary, even if you do nothing about them.

I really struggled last night, we have our parents round every Thursday for dinner and I'd made a beef stew but served bread with it for them, warm, just out of the oven, rolls... I was sooooo tempted! I resisted though and I feel proud this morning and relieved I don't have to start over!

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Hi all,

 

Just thought I'd write a quick update.  

 

I've been having some medical issues for a couple of months.  After seeing another specialist this week, I've been put on a special diet until they can figure out the irregularities in some test results.  It's nothing radical, but it will stop my Whole30.

 

When all of this is over, I intend to head back to my new "normal" eating and the Whole30 ways.

 

Good luck to you all!

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So, the past couple days I have not been sleeping well at all. Also my feelings of anxiety have greatly increased. (I have suffered from Anxiety/Panic disorder for approx 8 years) I just have this feeling like I can feel the blood pumping through my veins and it triggers a anxiety attack.  I am also having some muscle stiffness and pain.

 

I was very shocked that I did not get any of the headaches etc week one. Mostly considering I ate very very unhealthy before the start of my whole30. Lots of drive thru dairy sugar fat alcohol you name it I loved it.

 

Is it possible that the detox for me is just not happening? Is anyone else having these symptoms at all?

Could you post a few days worth of food/liquid intake, along with stress & activity levels? It may be that there are some tweaks that can be made that will improve your sleep & reduce your anxiety...

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This weekend: A bike ride with hubby and a friend during which we will visit the Art Festival in the city, that should be fun. Tomorrow night will be a night club, then a comedy club. For me - that means more club - club soda - actually didn't mind it at a networking event the other night, surprised myself. It is nice when that happens!

 

Overall feeling well, sleeping well, no cravings between meals, joint pain hasn't disappeared like for some of you folks (Yes - I'm jealous!) but noticed it is a little better over the last couple days, so I'm still hopeful on that. Have severe degenerative osteo-arthritis in my neck - diagnosed 8 years ago, regained full range of motion in it through supplements and occasional chiropractic visits. The stiffness and pain could improve.

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And then jD turned and gave me a kiss. And then I forgot about the ice-cream. 

 

 

That's awesome!  Something we could all adopt....when we are experiencing a craving, go get some lovin' either from a spouse, child or pet.  Soothes the heart and makes you forget about what you were after!

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Hi all,

 

Just thought I'd write a quick update.  

 

I've been having some medical issues for a couple of months.  After seeing another specialist this week, I've been put on a special diet until they can figure out the irregularities in some test results.  It's nothing radical, but it will stop my Whole30.

 

When all of this is over, I intend to head back to my new "normal" eating and the Whole30 ways.

 

Good luck to you all!

Just curious, but what special diet is it that you would be required to include non-Whole30 items?

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This weekend: A bike ride with hubby and a friend during which we will visit the Art Festival in the city, that should be fun. Tomorrow night will be a night club, then a comedy club. For me - that means more club - club soda - actually didn't mind it at a networking event the other night, surprised myself. It is nice when that happens!

 

Overall feeling well, sleeping well, no cravings between meals, joint pain hasn't disappeared like for some of you folks (Yes - I'm jealous!) but noticed it is a little better over the last couple days, so I'm still hopeful on that. Have severe degenerative osteo-arthritis in my neck - diagnosed 8 years ago, regained full range of motion in it through supplements and occasional chiropractic visits. The stiffness and pain could improve.

 

Stay the course, Ruby.  The Whole30 is an amazing tool to reduce inflammation and pain but correcting a severe degenerative disease in your neck in just 11 days might be asking a bit much.  ;)  In all seriousness though, we had another lady with some degenerating discs in her back and she was hoping the Whole30 would eliminate her pain.  Unfortunately there's only so much that the Whole30 can do, especially with serious injuries/diseases as these.  Just be aware that you might get some relief but perhaps not along the same lines as someone who just has overall inflammation and experiences elimination of joint pain.

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well, i guess i screwed up my whole30. i'm gonna keep going for the 30 days (i'm on day 14 now) but i guess it's not a real whole 30.

 

yesterday i met some friends for dinner and i got the bacon cheeseburger without the bun and cheese. it's some sort of fancy farm to table place. it was pretty good. 

 

but i was having really bad period cramps all day yesterday (i started a new birth control a few months ago and i dont think it's working out). a friend recommended a frozen banana with some cocoa powder and peanut butter. i did half a frozen banana with coconut milk and almond butter. it did make the cramps lessen quite a bit. ibuprofen and naproxen haven't been helpful (which are also not compliant since they have whatever those fillers are). she thought the potassium would help and i think she's right. 

 

so, i may have had sugar in the bacon and then i had a smoothie. and the pain killers.

 

i guess i failed at being compliant, but i still made better choices because of trying to do this. as in i wasn't eating nutella straight from the jar and drinking whisky to make the cramps go away. i mean that totally works, but i think the smoothie was a healthier choice :)  and tastier!

 

also, i slept like a rock last night. in fact i fell asleep on the couch which i NEVER do. so that's cool. i didn't need my music or anything. just bam, out like a light. maybe the smoothie helped with that too. i figured a sugarbomb would have me running around but it didn't. 

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there's no sugar in the nut butter i use. 

 

only the sugar from the banana. 

 

and i'm just going to change birth control. this is the first one where i've had cramps like this. usually the cramps are nonexistent or minor. 

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Okay, up front, I'm posting today's star report only because it struck me as funny enough to make me nearly expire from trying not to laugh which will only bring on a bout of coughing.  I suspect you will read this and think, "yes you are correct Crimsann, we have no idea what you are talking about", and neither do I.  I won't even try to make this W30 related so just enjoy the laugh and get back to some serious posts.  I would explain more but my metaphysical truths are easily explained.  Yeah that's it.

 

Don't expect anyone else to understand what you're talking about today because the reflective Moon's visit to your 12th House of Spirituality puts you in touch with metaphysical truths that aren't easily explained. Your colleagues won't likely follow your cosmic ramblings just because your thoughts make perfect sense to you. It doesn't matter if you can see the beautiful complexity of the entire universe; your best bet now is to stick with the simplest approach when it comes to connecting with others, nonetheless. Perhaps it's wise to be silent; sometimes the magic is for your eyes only.

 

So the good news is I survived the class yesterday, but I think the cold I thought I had kicked took one look at me afterwards and saw it's opening.  POUNCE!  And now I'm back in it's grips.  Then at the very end of an already challenging day I got a writing assignment that, as always with this person, was due by 10:00 this morning.  Which meant working from home last night in my pajamas trying to write a companies profile and not nod off into my tea until the wee hours.  I think I'm still upbeat under all of this, but I feel like I'm inching across the desert towards the weekend and my bed. 

 

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I'm hoping to put together a super easy crock pot portabella chili for next week's lunches and keep the rest as simple as possible.  I can always mix it up later in the week when I'm more myself. 

 

I'm often entirely oblivious to myself, so finding NSV's to share is requiring some deliberate concentration...and not wanting to read anything into anything I'm probably waiting on someone around me to comment.  However, I did notice this morning that the bright turquoise straight leg pants I was hesitating to wear to work for fear they would be considered too "fitted" don't feel nearly so "fitted" today.  I wanted the color to cheer myself up some this morning, but turns out just wearing them put a little bounce in my step. 

 

Wishing I were just a little closer to Pittsburgh Ruby, that Art Festival sounds like the perfect thing for this weekend!  So jealous.  I wanted to come to the Art Star craft bazaar last year, but I guess that's closer to Philly anyway and if I remember right was a bit earlier in the year so I've probably already missed it again. 

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Crimsann - I have a spare room, come and we can not eat the festival food together!! Hubby will think I've lost my mind - eh... if he doesn't know that by now, he hasn't been paying attention for 28 years! Where do you live??

 

ladyshanny - thanks for the feedback! I am looking for the general ache and pain relief - not quite there, still hopeful.  The neck situation - well, I'm just happy it still moves and works, can't reverse the mess that is that, a little less stiffness would be great. I'll take what I can get! I'm feeling well, feeling empowered and moving forward! Thanks again for the encouragement!

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oh i know you meant for you. i was just saying mine didn't have sugar. it's all good :)

 

smoothies aren't compliant tho, so while the ingredients were, the combination isn't. 

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Hey all, I'm new to this forum, but started on June 1st too!  I'm loving the experience and except for the time involved in prepping and planning, things are going smoothly, hope it's the same for all of you. I plan to read through all these posts.  I feel lighter and more clear headed, loving black coffee and Balsamic Vinegar which I used to pooh pooh like it was beneath me.  Good luck all.

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Day 12!

I have fallen in love with cauliflower "rice" - think I could eat it every meal. Also have enjoyed making my own salad dressing - Asian vinaigrette was good, but the zingy ginger dressing (from theclothesmakethegirl.com) is delicious.

Also roasted a hodge-podge of random veggies together (sweet potato, red bell pepper and beets) and it came out great.

Good luck to everyone this weekend!

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@Ruby, LOL!  I'm telling you, if I didn't feel like death warmed over tonight I might have just shown up begging for homemade sausage in the morning.  I've actually done a Dayton to Pittsburgh and back run in a single day before but only because I was in a "mood".  I used to run away from home a lot, just get out to drive with no particular destination in mind when I was stressed or needed to mull something over.  It wouldn't be the first time I headed out from work on a Friday and ended up 4 states away by Saturday morning.  Nothing like calling in to work on a Monday in February and then having to explain away a severe sunburn on Wednesday.  ;) 

 

@Susie1276 Welcome to a fellow occasional food snob.  You've almost convinced me to give Balsamic another try.  I think it was when it put on airs and claimed it was just as good with strawberries as vanilla ice cream was that I started giving it a cold shoulder.  But it does seem to keep trying to get my attention, maybe it wants to make amends...  Just one note of clarification though, you aren't doing the Balsamic IN the black coffee right?!?  I won't judge, but if you are, we might be in slightly different food orbits after all.  And I'm going to want to try that just because someone is doing it.  So please say no.

 

 

@Efab, I'm off to hunt up that ginger dressing, could be just what my mini-Meal 3 chopped salad needs for next week.  You may have saved a life.  Isn't ginger supposed to be the cure for the common cold?  (hint:  I've asked this same question about every single food anyone has mentioned all week, only you guys aren't ready to cosh me over the head for it.)

 

 

Still holding on to sanity, I'm noticing something odd about this cold though.  While I'm pretty miserable trying not to cough, fantasizing about throat lozenges, and living on herbal tea....I'm also not entirely wiped out when by all rights one sight of me should be enough to incite a zombie apocalypse riot.  I don't know if that reassures me or just ticks me off more wondering how great I would be feeling right now if I weren't sick. 

 

Pffft. 

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Yes.. Day 13!!!

I know a little far out, but... What's you guys plan for reintroduction?

I have read through the reintroduction plan and I'm thinking I'm gonna slow roll it out.

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