Blueautumn

Ready for R1!! Start 5/24

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Hi everyone!

A coworker of mine mentioned a few weeks ago that she had just finished the Whole 30 and was feeling really good. Out of curiosity and a need for change I was reading through different diets and decided to look into it. I was very happy to see that it wasnt a weight loss diet focused thing but a feel good and get healthy kind of thing. I suffer from inflammatory arthritis (similar to RA) and a fibro mix. I have a myriad of other health issues and among other things I am a BIG girl :) So Im confident that any change in my diet will be extremely beneficial on all fronts. 

Because of the constant joint inflammation and migraines and stomach stuff and seasonal allergies and all that other fun stuff I feel that a reduction diet like this is a fantastic option so that I can figure out a way to reduce my pain and avoid the things that are obviously messing with me. I have been off my immune suppressants all year due to the coronavirus and my job in the hospital - seemed like a bad idea to be pumping massive doses of an immune suppressant when there was a mystery illness on the loose. This means that every day I am kind of just dealing with it.

My food choices right now are very poor. I have lots of fatigue and sleep alot on my days off. And it has essentially turned into a massive cycle of unproductivity , feeling bad, and making poor choices. And I am ready for a change. I am ready to be healthy, feel better, live my best life <--- oh yeah!

Sorry I realize that post was kind of just riddled with complaints LOL. I originally was planning on starting June 1 because I like starting at the beginning of months - it feels so much like more official - or something. But after following the forums for the last week pretty closely, Ive realized I was just finding an excuse to put off starting by waiting till the 1st. I spent the last week and this upcoming week on preparing mentally and really driving home my reasons for wanting/needing to make this change and I am hoping that will help steel my resolve throughout the month.

So Im rereading the whole 30 book and meal planning/grocery shopping this week and  Sunday will be my first day off from my work week so it seems like a great time to get started! 

happy thoughts to everyone starting, going, or thinking about starting! Can't wait to finally get out of some of these bad habits and slay my massive sugar dragon - like im sure its a herd of dragons (do dragons travel in herds?). Need to chop these heads off.

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I plan to start 5/24 as well. Originally, I also was looking at June 1 but decided that was too long of a wait. I get my groceries delivered so I wanted to make sure I had enough staples and food for week 1. I have enough food in my house to start this and I have a plan moving forward. 

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@hedegi We shall be W30 start buddies! Im grabbing groceries tomorrow - I really need to stock up on some fresh veggies and some fats. Rigth now I do tend to keep frozen veggies at home but I cant say I take them out often enough. I have a feeling that a plan will be the key to success :) 

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Hi! I finished my first whole 30 on 5/10 and never felt better. I did the reintroduction over the past two weeks and let’s just say that my old habits have quickly creeped back in. I want to get back to tiger blood! So I will join you in starting today! Let’s do this. 

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Hi @thais! A few of us started on yesterday so it would great for you to join this journey with us. 
 

In honor of Memorial Day, I made a turkey burger on lettuce wraps. It was very good and filling. I even made mayo! I doubt I will ever purchase mayo again now that I can make my own. 

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I ended my day 2 with major heartburn from the burger. I saw on another discussion in this forum that heartburn can be caused by too much protein and fats. The suggested remedy was 9 cups of veggies or kombucha. Needless to say, I am on my way to purchase Kombucha...

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@hedegi let me know how you like it. Work sells kombucha in the cafterianow but I've never looked at it. Sucks about the heartburn. Mine has gotten better so far but my diet is like a complete 180. 

Good job finishing day 2

@Thais Mazzetti this is my first one as well! In day 3. How was your day 1

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The kombucha was a life saver! I haven’t had any issues since. So far, I am doing well. When my sugar cravings start, I eat a mango or some other fruit. That helps! 

my tummy is bloated but I am blaming this on that time of the month. 

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You are doing very well @hedegi! Mango is a good ideia, I love it!

Today I'm having all syntoms of day 4, I'm so stressed! I hope feel better soon.

I think that part of my irritability occur because all around me are always drinking wine and eating desserts.

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I have been doing well considering all things that may have normally caused me to emotionally eat (pandemic and living in Minneapolis during the riots #GeorgeFloyd).

I remember seeing the calendar that gives a breakdown of how you are expected to feel day by day. I will search for that again so I can level set expectations. My biggest challenge is my sweet tooth, so that is what I have had to modify. I am learning to substitute fruit for candy. Please pray that I can maintain for 3 more weeks. The struggle is real.

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