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Hey there.  Day 16 here, still going.

Some days are easier, some are harder.  I had an event yesterday a few hours' drive from home.  Took the bus, and right outside the bus station, an Irish Pub! oh, did I ever have to tell myself to keep up on walking... And I was able to turn down the cookies at the event, without too much trouble. Unfortunately, totally disorganized today, and not eating my veggies :(  still ate nothing off plan, so I'm still good!

Keep up the good work, everyone!

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ARG! the squirrels are back! I thought that was over!  plus a side doze of "kill all the things".  To be fair, maybe all the things really do deserve to be killed.

I better make sure I have some sweet potato tonight, maybe the world will get nicer again.

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23 hours ago, NalaPlus3 said:

ARG! the squirrels are back! I thought that was over!  plus a side doze of "kill all the things".  To be fair, maybe all the things really do deserve to be killed.

I better make sure I have some sweet potato tonight, maybe the world will get nicer again.

Oh man, sounds like a harsh day!  I hope you made it through.    

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Hey guys! I’m on my first day of the Whole30, and it’s my first time! Day 1 went really well, but I imagine it’ll get harder over time. What’s your advice for me? What has your experience been so far? What have you learned from it? Why did you decide to do it?

 

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14 hours ago, Lady Bratface said:

Oh man, sounds like a harsh day!  I hope you made it through.    

Thanks!  yeah, I made it through.  So did all the things that were asking to be killed :) .  I still had a few issues with the squirrels yesterday, but no more killing all the things.  

I'm going to visit my parents for the weekend, and I'm definitely worried about that. I'm going to have to make sure I eat my starchy veg to stay focused, which will probably mean "bring my own" because they don't usually stock sweet potatoes and squash.  At least they keep white potatoes.  That will help.

Sunday, we're eating out at a buffet.  That will also be.... complicated! But I've come this far, it would be a shame to give up now.

Packing RX Bars and Nick's sticks. 

Thanks, and good job all!

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11 hours ago, ild228 said:

Hey guys! I’m on my first day of the Whole30, and it’s my first time! Day 1 went really well, but I imagine it’ll get harder over time. What’s your advice for me? What has your experience been so far? What have you learned from it? Why did you decide to do it?

 

Welcome, ild228.

Preparation, a properly stocked pantry and fridge, determination. 

You may want to see other threads in this forum for people who started the same date you did, so you can walk through this with them.

One day at a time. You've got this.

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Happy Monday!  It's day 21!  (for most of us, right?) 

This weekend, I feel like all I did was shop, prep and cook. On the flip side, I have a WHOLE fridge packed with pre-cooked meals, so I can hit the gym without being worried about not eating until 9pm like the first week of the program.

Anyone thinking about just not going OFF program? How long can you do the whole 30 anyway? 

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Hello again!

My long weekend with my parents and the rest of the family went better than expected.  I was expecting a lot more of a push back on my food choices (not eating my mom's ham? what kind of crazy diet is that??) but no. "What are you going to eat??" She had made veal the night before that was compliant, and she had eggs, and fortunately, tons of avocados. One of my BILs can't eat dairy, and we were already accommodating him, no no mashed potatoes with milk and butter; instead, she roasted them with olive oil and herbes de provence.   

The hard part was the bowl of popcorn, and the bowl of chips, and the bowl of chocolate, just sitting there when we were playing dominos, but it wasn't THAT hard, because the decision not to have any had already been taken, so no "oh, just one bite, just to taste it".  It also helped that I would have looked daft taking some at that point, ("you refuse my ham, but you'll have chips??") so, I had to save face.  Go go ego, you served me right this time!

I didn't even have to dig into my stash of Nick's snack sticks or rxbars.  As it stands, I still have all the rxbars I ordered... 

But that "Fiole du Pape" wine they had... damn, that hurt! that's good stuff!

And the squirrels have retreated. Whoo!

16 hours ago, Lady Bratface said:

Anyone thinking about just not going OFF program? How long can you do the whole 30 anyway? 

I don't think I'll stay totally on plan, but I can't say I miss the dairy that much, nor the grains, actually.  I'll relax the label-reading though, and I'll certainly return to my favorite brand of kombucha.  Nothing against GT, but the local stuff (Rise) is better and I much prefer supporting the local economy. I wish we grew avocados and sweet potatoes around here!

 

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18 hours ago, Lady Bratface said:

Happy Monday!  It's day 21!  (for most of us, right?) 

This weekend, I feel like all I did was shop, prep and cook. On the flip side, I have a WHOLE fridge packed with pre-cooked meals, so I can hit the gym without being worried about not eating until 9pm like the first week of the program.

Anyone thinking about just not going OFF program? How long can you do the whole 30 anyway? 

10 months after my first W30, I can say I still spend a LOT of time shopping, prepping, and cooking.  Fortunately for me, I've always enjoyed cooking, and W30 really rejuvenated that interest in me.

One of the big gains of doing a whole 30 is the re-introductions.  Now that you've cleared all the "junk" out of your body, doing the systematic, one-at-a-time introductions can really tell you which foods trigger what kind of responses in you.

I continue to eat probably 95% compliant all of the time, but the re-intros were a valuable step.  I have a pretty good idea which off-plan splurges as a treat are going to be worth it now, and choose accordingly.  The biggest thing when I'm not on a Whole 30, is as Nala says, being able to be a little more relaxed in reading labels and eating out.  I still choose things that you would think would be compliant, and don't worry too much if they sneak a little soy or sugar in there.

Good luck!

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The weird dreams are ON!

In this dream, I was in charge of a scout group (I am, so that's not the weird part).  We were having a meeting in a building, but something happened and we had to evacuate because it resulted in lots of gluten in the air and that's dangerous for those who are allergic or intolerant.  So I had to lead some 25 kids out of a building contaminated by gluten. For their own safety.

Then I ate some delicious delicious freshly baked bread.

 

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Indeed!

Still going strong.  I'm curious to see what the scale will say.  I'm feeling better, my pants fit better, and I think I'm stronger.

It really wasn't that hard (except for that Fiole du Pape wine I missed out on :( ).  I'm a little worried about the reintroduction, tho.  I don't think I react to anything in particular a whole lot, but simple things like rice are food with no breaks for me.  The strict framework of the whole30 made it easy to say no, but now I'll be on my own. We'll see what happens!

Good work all!

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