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  1. Last week I finished the whole30 and I lost 11 lbs. I also felt so much better. The last 3 days I have eaten a lot of sugar/things I had been craving. I wasn't going to, but a friend of mine wanted to celebrate by taking me out to eat a ton of stuff. Then I spiraled a bit. I tried to start Saturday and Sunday with a whole30 breakfast and I had planned on eating healthy the rest of the day, but I caved. Mostly because I still had s'moreos. I noticed milk really causes irritation in my throat. and sugar gives me mild headaches. Not to mention, puffy face. I have decided for my diet I will do
  2. I did! I finished it last week and it was so tough, but completely worth it. Sort of, at least the next 28 days.
  3. My first whole30 is over on the 11th. I know I'm going allow myself sugar (s'moreos came out during of all times) if I really want it. I'm hoping by day 31 I really won't. I am not clear about what I want to do this challenge, other than keep it simple. My options are: do another whole30 or eat whole30-ish, yogalosophy (yoga for 28 days plus some resistance), running. I want to rush and get back to lifting weights, which used to be my primary exercise, but each time I try I just stop. I need to build my activity up slowly and actually maintain it before I go back to lifting. I'm leaning t
  4. I have 7 days left on whole30. I really don't think I've lost any weight. I could be surprised, but everything fits the same, my stomach looks the same, etc. I have been perfect except that one time I ate soy on day 16. It's frustrating since everyone always says, give up soda (which I had for a year and all other sugary drinks for at least 6 months), give up all sugar, give up wheat, etc, you will lose weight. I'm not really discouraged about it, just frustrated. I can't believe how long these 30 days have seemed and I know the last 7 will be the longest of all. I don't know what I'
  5. So since the 23rd, my Uncle has bought a delicious looking cake and him and my brother almost have the entire thing finished. At least they don't last long, but there's always something new and equally delicious on the way. I would like to add that I did reach my 30 minute straight running mark this challenge. I'm proud of that. So while I may have been overly ambition at the beginning of the challenge, I definitely made some headway.
  6. I've seen a few times that a people don't even try to exercise during their first whole30 and I can see why. I'm on day 11 and it feels like an eternity. My sugar cravings are back in a big way. I'm day dreaming about all the bad things I will eat on day 31. I know I won't really want them by then, but it is helping me hold my ground. I am also really bored with my food this week. I am going to make a sauce for meat tomorrow to mix it up. I think this is the last week for this challenge so I guess I went much further back to basics than I planned, but I have learned so much. I am learni
  7. Thanks. It is a bit tough, but I just see it as my healthy eating makes them feel bad about their choices so they want me to eat poorly so it validates their choices. Except my little brother. He's just giving me a hard time and I know he struggles with eating healthy because of all the things my Uncle bakes or buys. I also know they definitely (although subconsciously) see me as lazier, and a little inferior so I'm sure it really bugs them that I'm sticking to it and they "can't." Mwahahahaha. Thank you. I have thought about leaving, but I am using the full kitchen so I can put up with a
  8. I'm still eating really well, even though my family seems to think it is a game to see who can get me to cave first. I've read the book a little more and I've seen on their instagram that fruit is okay. I think 2 servings a day so I've been fine with that. I haven't run and I'm not sure I'm going to. I may have scared myself after the last time. lol. I know, I just have to get back on the horse.
  9. I haven't had any more bright-eyed wake ups, but I feel I had a preview of what is to come with the first one. I'm struggling not to weigh myself. I don't usually weigh myself, but if I'm actively changing my eating then I like to. I don't know why, it never helps me. I'm fighting the urge though because I love the idea of focusing on nonscale victories. Mine so far I haven't had sugar for 5.5 days and I only had that little bit in the mayo in 7.5 days. I don't know if it is the diet or the new eye cream I have sporadically applied, but the dark circles under my eyes are less noticeable
  10. It is hard to make everything fresh, but I think it may be more of a mental block, at least for me. It doesn't take much to make some mayo with a hand held blender. Granted, I work from home and I know I would have a hell of a time doing this working. That's why I like their book because they have a plan for that. I am/was very sugar addicted. I would eat a candy bar in the afternoon and then have completely forgotten about it and think, "I haven't had any sweets today, I can have a candy bar or cupcake," then as soon as I finished eating, I'd remember the other sweet. And my Uncle, who I'm
  11. So much for feeling more energetic when I wake up in the morning. Yesterday I slept only 6 hours and last night I was pretty restless too. I actually had a nightmare that I ate jelly beans. After I started chewing them I realized what I had done. I panicked and tried to spit them out, but it was too late. I'd already swallowed some. Why is sugar so strong that people actually dream about it when they don't have it? I'm eating fruit and other things for fructose so it isn't like my body isn't getting any.
  12. Well, that was a huge error in judgment. It isn't hot out and there is a slight breeze, but I got so over-heated on my run. I had this big plan where I would run, come home and do yoga, then take a nice hot bath because no one is at my Grandma's today. Ha. This is TMI, but the story needs to be told. About 2/3rds into my run I started feeling bad. Like I had to go number 2. I pushed myself and made it through the whole 30 minute run without stopping. So I started my cool down. I had to stop every hundred feet or so because I was getting so dizzy. I get over-heated fairly easily, but
  13. Last night was tough. I got a pretty bad headache and loads of cravings. I felt like I was starving, but I kept asking the whole30 question, "would I eat steamed fish and broccoli?" Normally, I'd rather go hungry than eat that stuff anyway, but it did help me push through. I considered making hard boiled eggs because that did sound good, but the headache nixed that for me. This morning I still slept 12 hours, but I woke up feeling decently rested. That never, ever, ever happens. I realized 90% of the brain fog is gone. My brain actually feels like it is tingling a little. It's weird, but I
  14. Yesterday my food was perfect. I ate mostly left overs. Although while running errands I was starving and bought a lb of strawberries. I ate them in between errands and had the whole box finished before I made it out of town. I don't know if that much fruit in one sitting is allowed. The salmon cake recipe from the whole30 cookbook is supposed to make 2 servings. I eat a lot. I've stretched it into 4 meals so far. I had a left over cake this morning with 3 eggs, my horseradish sauce and a banana. Yum. I talked myself into going for a run even though it is raining and chilly. Unfortunately,
  15. I thought I started the whole30 yesterday and I had the headache, cravings, and constant hunger to prove it. Unfortunately, I discovered today the 3 handfuls of almonds I had last night to try and feel full and not eat a cupcake had vegetable oil in it. *sigh As if that wasn't bad enough and I was going to just shrug it off and still count today as day 2, but THEN I saw the paleo mayo I bought has sugar and I think flour in it. Why does mayo need any of that? I read the label when I bought it and I have read it at least twice since to make sure. I have no idea how I missed it. I
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