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Shawna's First Whole 30

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Today I begin my first whole30. Going to use this as my journal.

I am very excited and nervous as well. 

Over a year ago I gave up flour and sugar.  I have been eating that way successfully but have been still feeling run down, bloated and just not right. 

I have been starting to read labels even more and discovering hidden sugars in things I didn't think would have sugar ie. Chicken broth. Why put sugar in chicken broth?? Or the sushi I was eating every other day, found out they put sugar in the rice! Blows my mind!!

So today, I begin this journey for myself, to show myself continued self care. 

Let's do this Shawna!!!

Breakfast was to big, scale back some. 

I need to remember that since I have had gastric bypass weightloss surgery,  I cannot eat a lot at once. In order to get enough food in me in a day I have to graze. It takes me awhile to finish a meal. Something I want to observe more as the days go on. 

I feel like my thoughts are all over the place!!

I am proud of me!

Love yourself Shawna 

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Feeling good about yesterday. Need to plan more meals but I have a plan for today. I enjoyed looking for the non scale victories.

Felt a little anxious after dinner when I would usually snack on something starchy ie usually popcorn. But I made it through. 

Slept ok. 

Fully stocked up on food. Thursday I will meal prep like a beast.

Looking forward to what today brings.

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21 hours ago, Focusedwave said:

discovering hidden sugars in things I didn't think would have sugar ie. Chicken broth. Why put sugar in chicken broth?? Or the sushi I was eating every other day, found out they put sugar in the rice! Blows my mind!!

I agree with you, why is sugar is so many foods?  My grump is with pasta sauce.  Really?  Soup broth is another one that irks me.  I have yet to find a compliant soup broth in grocery stores near me.  I make my own but it ticks me off that I can't buy one without sugar in it. 

Welcome to the forum, you're going to feel GRReat! 

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Thank you for the welcome!

It is so crazy the things they sneak it in. I have now become a sugar detective! 

That sucks that you cannot find any soup broth. Homemade is better, but such a process for sure!!

I wish you all the best :)

 

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Feeling so good! My bloating is so much better but I feel like my digestion is still wacky, but it is only day 3 so I get it. 

After I gave up sugar I ate a lot of corn tortilla chicken tacos with cheese. I love tacos, so easy and filling. I am suspicious of the corn and cheese being a sensitivity for me though. Tonight I am having tacos in lettuce cups, no cheese, instead I am using guacamole and salsa YUMMY!! I also roasted a huge tray of veggies and they are very tasty. Also made coconut lime rice from Real Plans. I am loving all this whole30 food.

I'd like to share a little story with you about something that happened to me this morning. 
Each night I set up my coffee so that it will automatically brew while I am in the shower in the morning. 
After getting ready I came into the kitchen, which was dark and I step in a puddle. I turn on the light and the floor is wet, the counters are wet and then I realize....I never put the coffee pot in the machine! An entire pot of decaf....everywhere!
I laughed, I thought to myself "No use in crying over spilled coffee" and I chuckled. As I was cleaning it up I thanked The Universe for this lesson in patience. Perhaps this happened to stall me so that I wouldn't get in a car accident, perhaps this or that. Who knows. The Universe works in mysterious ways and today I am happy to say that it gave me a laugh rather than a cry!! 
Try to find some humor today in the lessons that life gives you. When you get upset, it only causes twice the suffering. 

NSV??? More patience, less reactivity...I'll take it!!!

 

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9 hours ago, Focusedwave said:


I laughed, I thought to myself "No use in crying over spilled coffee" and I chuckled. As I was cleaning it up I thanked The Universe for this lesson in patience. Perhaps this happened to stall me so that I wouldn't get in a car accident, perhaps this or that. Who knows. The Universe works in mysterious ways and today I am happy to say that it gave me a laugh rather than a cry!! 
Try to find some humor today in the lessons that life gives you. When you get upset, it only causes twice the suffering. 

NSV??? More patience, less reactivity...I'll take it!!!

 

This is my favorite NSV ever. BRAVO!! I find I have greater steadiness, greater ease, more mental and emotional stability as well as the wherewithal to make deliberate choices, even about my responses to things, when I'm well fed on a W30. It's pretty rad, isn't it? 

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4 minutes ago, LadyM said:

This is my favorite NSV ever. BRAVO!! I find I have greater steadiness, greater ease, more mental and emotional stability as well as the wherewithal to make deliberate choices, even about my responses to things, when I'm well fed on a W30. It's pretty rad, isn't it? 

It is absolutely amazing!!! I didnt think I would see such changes in my attitude in 4 days, but I definitely have! 

I run a Pizza shop with my husband and I am usually major stressed and on edge there, and the past 3 days I have been much more chill :)

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Yesterday was R1D4. Didnt get a chance to journal. 

All is going pretty good, but I am overeating at dinner. Always have. Need to work on this so that I dont go to bed stuffed. Feeling good overall. I think it really helps that I was already eating pretty healthy, not feeling the hangover that is talked about. I suspect dairy was the cause of my bloating as that has gone down now. I do get bloated when I overeat.

Having had gastric bypass messes with my digestion and bowel movement, so this remains a challenge.  Discovered that the fiber I was taking has wheat dextrin, so that could have been an issue as well. I havent taken it in a week though, so happy I discovered that and havent taken it while on whole30.

Heres to an awesome Day 5!!!!

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Yesterday was a KATT day for sure. I didnt want to deal with anyone at work except for my husband. He kept me grounded and positive. It helps to work with someone who understands my moods. 

I used to HATE bell peppers. Wouldn't eat them for anything. Wouldnt eat dishes that they were in, but now I have discovered that I love them roasted!! A little charred...yes please. 

I got anxious feeling yesterday because I didn't know exactly what I was going to eat. I had plenty of compliant foods, but didnt have a plan for what to actually eat. I made it through just fine. For dinner I made a version of chicken fried rice with cauliflower rice and it was wonderful!

I feel like I have already slimmed down, I know it has to be the less bloating, feels fantastic! 

My husband will say, "You look so skinny" and I reply, "Healthy, I look healthy" 

I am loving this! I am grateful that I found whole30!

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I can't believe you work in a pizza shop and are this successful. VERY IMPRESSIVE!!

Happy you're finding NSVs already, that you're navigating your particular challenges gracefully. Good for you!

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14 hours ago, Focusedwave said:

I used to HATE bell peppers. Wouldn't eat them for anything. Wouldnt eat dishes that they were in, but now I have discovered that I love them roasted!! A little charred...yes please. 

That is so interesting! I've tried and tried and tried to like bell peppers. I feel like I SHOULD like them, yet when I make them, even fresh out of the garden, I don't like them. 

I'm going to try roasting them and see how that works out! Thanks for the idea! 

PS you're killing it, keep it up! I love all the NSVs you're seeing already! 

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9 hours ago, decker_bear said:

That is so interesting! I've tried and tried and tried to like bell peppers. I feel like I SHOULD like them, yet when I make them, even fresh out of the garden, I don't like them. 

I'm going to try roasting them and see how that works out! Thanks for the idea! 

PS you're killing it, keep it up! I love all the NSVs you're seeing already! 

Thank you so much! Yesterday I ended up stopping at the store to just to grab some peppers, I have NEVER EVER done that. I still dont like the green, only red, yellow and orange. I find their flavor to be milder and a little sweet, and only roasted will do :)

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14 hours ago, LadyM said:

I can't believe you work in a pizza shop and are this successful. VERY IMPRESSIVE!!

Happy you're finding NSVs already, that you're navigating your particular challenges gracefully. Good for you!

I used to eat pizza every single day bit gave that up when I quit sugar and flour a year and a half ago. I switched to making almond flour tortilla pizzas when the craving would hit, but havent had one of those in 7 days :) Eating healthy fuels me, pizza weighed me down!

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I included journaling instead of just replying

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Today mark's the end of week one!! Already!!! I need to work on a plan for next week. I am loving looking at recipes. I need to get more fiber in to help my digestion. Ever since my gastric bypass I have had trouble being regular. I had been taking a fiber supplement powder prior to whole30, but it is wheat dextrin, so I need something else. I did find a tea that is all natural and compliant that seems to be helping and the healthy fruits and veggies are helping too. 

Being that I work 80 to 100 hours a week I dont know if I will notice tiger blood. I work a lot and on my days off I am completely exhausted. I am no spring chicken either. 47. But I have a lot of drive and I know that giving my body good healthy foods will only be that much better for me.

I ordered some mud water, cant wait to try that! Went from having 4 large dunkin donuts iced coffees full of sugar and dairy to now drinking black half caff, made at home but ready to cut my caffeine even more.

My mood swings weren't as bad yesterday. One day at a time I can do hard things! 

Almost off of nicotine as well. A month ago I gave up cigs and only vape now. Stepped down one nicotine level a few days ago. 

I used to neglect my health so much. I was an alcoholic who didnt care if I died, now I am sober almost 6 years and I want to live!!!

I love myself now and that is a beautiful beautiful thing!!

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