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Hey KingLeeroy! Thanks so much for stopping by, great to meet cha! I spent a year in Edinburgh on exchange, so totally jelly. I never was in town for the Fringe, but that sounds like the worst kind of situation to continue eating healthy... Congrats on the great work!

Saw that you were starting to get sick of chicken... Does Whole 30 allow for fish? Every time I've done a cleanse or the like, fish has totally saved me. BBQ salmon is a current favourite. :)

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Hey KingLeeroy! Thanks so much for stopping by, great to meet cha! I spent a year in Edinburgh on exchange, so totally jelly. I never was in town for the Fringe, but that sounds like the worst kind of situation to continue eating healthy... Congrats on the great work! Saw that you were starting to get sick of chicken... Does Whole 30 allow for fish? Every time I've done a cleanse or the like, fish has totally saved me. BBQ salmon is a current favourite. :) Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4

Fish is good for the Whole 30.  Really any meat.  They stress to get grass fed beef and all of that.  Sometimes you just don't have access to that, or the money to spend on it.  It's also important to make sure if you get packaged things that the meats or just meat.  Sometimes sneaky sugars get tossed in.

 

Cheers Tatean. I have been so bad with my eating, my appetite was none existent the other day, I feel a bit better now I have had a few different things the last day or so.Yeah my motivation and energy still seem pretty lack lustre. I feel knackered all the time, had a nap of the sofa today after my workout. Hope it evens out eventually.

Yeah, I have had some days where I wasn't hunger that much.  Though most times one I was thinking about it for awhile, I would get hungry enough.  I was trying to think of things tonight to help get me motivated.  Like making something to put next to my computer.  Maybe it's weight, or pants sizes, or song lyrics.  Something so that I see it.  I've also noticed a few times when I wasn't in the mood for a workout or walk, I listened to some music.  Mostly of the music I listen too on my walks.  Then suddenly I start feeling like I just need to go for it.  I am starting to think music might be a key to help me get going.

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Hey KingLeeroy! Thanks so much for stopping by, great to meet cha! I spent a year in Edinburgh on exchange, so totally jelly. I never was in town for the Fringe, but that sounds like the worst kind of situation to continue eating healthy... Congrats on the great work! Saw that you were starting to get sick of chicken... Does Whole 30 allow for fish? Every time I've done a cleanse or the like, fish has totally saved me. BBQ salmon is a current favourite. :) Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4

 

Hey Sicil! Thanks for dropping by nice to meet you as well! Ahh what were you studying here in Edinburgh? The fringe is crazy, imagine the crowds of a popular music festival but it is over the span on a whole city and it lasts a month! I have been doing OK despite more catch ups in pubs and people who are staying are buying in junk food because they are on holiday! The Whole30 is basically a strict paleo diet, so fish is great and I've been having a lot of it, that and some really nice chicken was on offer so I have been making most of it, but now I am sick of it!. Got a few different things in to liven things up so I am doing a lot better today. I am actually feeling my pangs of hunger! Hurray!

 

Still doing awesome I see. :D

 

Cheers Arillian, I am trying! I don't feel all that awesome but glad I am getting stuff done!

 

Yeah, I have had some days where I wasn't hunger that much.  Though most times one I was thinking about it for awhile, I would get hungry enough.  I was trying to think of things tonight to help get me motivated.  Like making something to put next to my computer.  Maybe it's weight, or pants sizes, or song lyrics.  Something so that I see it.  I've also noticed a few times when I wasn't in the mood for a workout or walk, I listened to some music.  Mostly of the music I listen too on my walks.  Then suddenly I start feeling like I just need to go for it.  I am starting to think music might be a key to help me get going.

 

Glad you are getting motivated by music. I find it really good as well, pretty annoyed my headphones are playing up at the moment! I am hoping to change up the stuff on my Ipod soon as I am super bored of a lot of it! I think the idea of having something next to your computer to motivate you, I maybe should put something of my wallpaper or something!

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Hey Sicil! Thanks for dropping by nice to meet you as well! Ahh what were you studying here in Edinburgh? The fringe is crazy, imagine the crowds of a popular music festival but it is over the span on a whole city and it lasts a month! I have been doing OK despite more catch ups in pubs and people who are staying are buying in junk food because they are on holiday! The Whole30 is basically a strict paleo diet, so fish is great and I've been having a lot of it, that and some really nice chicken was on offer so I have been making most of it, but now I am sick of it!. Got a few different things in to liven things up so I am doing a lot better today. I am actually feeling my pangs of hunger! Hurray!

 

Hey! I did a year in my undergrad, studying Classics and Sociology. But what I was really studying was how to get drunk (had a part-time job at the Scotch Whisky Distillery) and how to travel on the cheap. I agree with you that walking is such an easy way to get your exercise... I rarely took the bus! :) One day, I'll be back for the Fringe!

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Haha, sounds good! I did a wee bit of that as well in my undergrad. I was in Edinburgh College of Art doing Illustration. I used to walk the city most days really. Since my injury I have been taking the bus a lot. It really adds up, I probably should have gotten a bus card for all the money I've spent! Oh well hoping I can get back to doing more walking as I really love it. I am keen to meet NF folks so if any one ever comes to Edinburgh we should meet for a drink or something.

 

 

On another note, what the hell, it is Saturday! This challenge is racing by.

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Sounds like you've been doing really well :)

I agree that music is a great motivator, as even when I'm knackered or not in the mood, the right music will get me up and dancing (although mostly it's the music that I've done a burlesque routine to, and doing that in the middle of Tesco's gets you some funny looks ;) )

Keep up the great work, we're nearly to the end!

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After defeating the ghost warrior King Leeroy finds that enemies are easier to fight, the enchanted furniture is easily done and dusted. The rats and spiders die with one swing. However the energy draining lightning bolts it fired doesn't seem to be quite worn off yet, but still she fights on feeling stronger overall. She starts to question her readiness for Level 3. What lies beyond the bolted door she cannot yet breach. 

 

End of Week 4 Update

 

This week I have still been doing well in terms on my goals. I seem to still be suffering disrupted sleep and tiredness though. I am fairly certain the majority of it is my SSRI's I am really not sure how long with will take to settle down but I need to see my doctor this week anyway so I can ask about it then. I kept coming up with jokes for titles of my final report like KNACKERED YET DETERMINED and I WILL KICK ULTIMATE ASS AND THEN TAKE AN ULTIMATE NAP etc.

 

1: Whole30: I have stuck to my Whole 30, today is day 29! I am partly nervous to go back into the real world, however I am mostly relieved as I am getting a bit bored of being so restricted. I do think it is useful tool I will use again though. This week has been tough, I wasn't faced with cake this week to my surprise but because of guests being here, so some drinking happened. Went to socialise with friends at a few pubs I was pretty happy that I didn't feel the need to drink and was mostly happy with my water. There is a bar we used to go a fair amount as many of the people we've had staying used to live in the same flat as my boyfriend. The highlight they now have a low carb burger option! I got a bigger burger pattie and salad instead of chips and a roll, I was so pleased it was on the menu!

 

2: Workout: Workout have been going OK, my first BBW of the week felt really strong and everything felt a little bit easier. However the one at the end of the week was a real struggle I left out the lunges in my second round because of a twinge in my ankle. I think this partly because the day before I had a bit of a workout doing a small shift at the pub, we were really busy and I ran around and didn't sit down for 3 hours which is the first time that has happened since I started back. 

 

3: Walking These have been quite nice and refreshing, it also has been fun to see how little I care what I am wearing when I get up. I will just walk around the block in an oversize t-shirt and PJ shorts. No one is about though, so it is just fun for me.

 

4. Drawing: I completed it but I am feeling kind of uninspired and I seem to be developing ideas in my head but nothing I can immediately use. I don't think I am crazy to want to studio even though I am not producing much. I think it would really boost my work if I had somewhere to go and get out of the flat.

 

Overall, I am here I am struggling but I am defeating my goals. Only 2 weeks left and 3 weeks until next challenge! I better get my thinking cap on.

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Well done with sticking to the Whole30! One more day to go :) have you decided what your first non-paleo addition will be?

Sounds like you're doing well on all your goals, which is brilliant! Weeks 4-5 seem the hardest to me, you're over the initial burst of enthusiasm but not in that final week push... The days seem to drag on a bit and the end seems miles off... But as you say, it's only 3 weeks till the next challenge starts! Blimey... Better start thinking of the next set of goals ;)

Good luck with the coming week, I'm sure you'll nail it!

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I kept coming up with jokes for titles of my final report like KNACKERED YET DETERMINED and I WILL KICK ULTIMATE ASS AND THEN TAKE AN ULTIMATE NAP etc.

 

Haha, love it! ;) It's a good kind of tired. Way to go on seeing the finish line for Whole30! Sounds like a really rewarding process!

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Well done with sticking to the Whole30! One more day to go :) have you decided what your first non-paleo addition will be? Sounds like you're doing well on all your goals, which is brilliant! Weeks 4-5 seem the hardest to me, you're over the initial burst of enthusiasm but not in that final week push... The days seem to drag on a bit and the end seems miles off... But as you say, it's only 3 weeks till the next challenge starts! Blimey... Better start thinking of the next set of goals ;) Good luck with the coming week, I'm sure you'll nail it!

 

Cheers Ladywitch! Dairy for sure, I hope my body reacts OK to it! I think this is the longest I have ever been without it so we shall see. Week 5 was tough for me last challenge and I think this challenge might be the same as I have a lot on my plate. 

 

Haha, love it! ;) It's a good kind of tired. Way to go on seeing the finish line for Whole30! Sounds like a really rewarding process!

 

Thanks Sicil. I just haven't been sleeping well unfortunately! I started taking anti-depressants a couple of months back and they have messed my sleep up a bit! Hoping is settles down soon. Part of it is hopefully tired in a good way just hope my energy can even out again soon! 

 

Great job sticking to the Whole 30.  Are you going to mostly stick with it and start introducing one thing back at a time?

 

I am going to try stick to it as much as I can but I think I will introduce things one at a time and stick to Whole 30 eating the rest of the time. Dairy is probably what I miss the most, it wasn't a huge part of my diet but I do miss it. I haven't really figured it out as of yet but I am going to take my time introducing things.

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So that is Day 30 over! You know what, I am really proud of myself for once. I am glad this challenge is going so well, I mean I am struggling, wiped out but I seem to just want to keep on going, I want those A grades and I am determined to get them!

 

Tomorrow I will measure myself and take some pictures and will see how I did! I wish I had access to a scale to have weighed myself as well just our of curiosity but oh well measurements will have to do. I've been using the bodyfat % calculator on the livestrong website but I don't really know how accurate it is, I could really need to get some callipers or something.

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Great job on the whole 30!!  It'll be interesting to see what physical changes it resulted in but I want to know how do you feel?  Do you feel better than before?  Are you dying to have a Non-paleo treat or are you excited about incorporating your new eating habits into your regular diet?  Keep up the good work, we're almost done and I see Straight A's in your future!

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Thanks everyone and thanks for the questions Joe!

 

To be honest, I think overall it has done me a lot of good but I am not experiencing tons of good side effects that they talk about on the website. This is probably partly to do with my anti-depressants. I haven't been sleeping well, I have a lot of low energy and tiredness. I thin I'd maybe lost more weight if I'd managed to sleep better. I am also not as fit as I used since my ankle broke, I think my expectations of recovery are higher than they can be at the moment. 

 

I started doing more in life, working at increasing my time at my job at the pub, which is tiring work and also fitting in 3 workouts a week. This is great, it makes me feel like I am getting my life back. I often find myself pretty tired and the end of the week workouts are a struggle.  I want to keep going and improving and I just feel like I am giving myself excuses if I stay off work or miss a workout, but maybe I am right to think I need to slow down a little. I started getting the start of a cold last night so I feel like maybe I am feeling a bit run down.

 

As far as cravings go, they haven't been abolished. I really was really excited about buying a yoghurt so I was pretty keen to try dairy again (I may have bought ice cream as well). So far I don't really know how it's effecting me, I don't feel terrible though so far but not completely amazing either. I am going to avoid grains still and eat whole 30 style as much as possible. I feel like my sugar cravings are more under control which is good. I feel like I can go forward and indulge more safety and I will use it again as a tool to get back in line if I need it.

 

I would overall recommend it, I had fun and enjoyed a lot of good food and though I didn't see dramatic changes I do feel like it's done me a lot of good. I really valued the ability to be able to say no, it made it easy to give up things when I really just didn't allow them at all rather than giving myself the opportunity to indulge and it spiral out of control.

 


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May want to click on the images to see them better but here are my pictures here. The difference is subtle but I can see a wee bit of change! I starting to think that my losing 10% by early October may be a bit too ambitious. I am glad I have lost some fat, hoping I will loo
 

Starting measurements 

Height: 166cm, Hips: 103cm, Waist: 88cm, Neck: 42.5cm, Bicep: 35 cm, Left thigh:71cm, Bodyfat %: 32.66

 

Post Whole30 measurements: 

Height: 166cm, Hips: 101cm, Waist: 85.5cm, Neck: 40cm, Bicep: 34 cm, Left thigh: 70cm, Bodyfat %: 31.39

 

 

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I can see some change, nicely done!  I'm interested to see how adding back some foods effects you.  I think i will go Whole 60 before I start adding back in.  I have been having a pretty good week.  Not sure if it is just part of the Whole 30 stuff, or a combination of things going on.

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I had the same kind of feeling when I went on the wild rose detox. You feel great afterwards, but it isn't really the tool for dramatic weight loss or maintenance. I think the middle ground is to find healthy choices that work for you on a regular basis. Moderation every day is better than a healthy spurt followed by an unhealthy binge?

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I started doing more in life, working at increasing my time at my job at the pub, which is tiring work and also fitting in 3 workouts a week. This is great, it makes me feel like I am getting my life back. I often find myself pretty tired and the end of the week workouts are a struggle.  I want to keep going and improving and I just feel like I am giving myself excuses if I stay off work or miss a workout, but maybe I am right to think I need to slow down a little. I started getting the start of a cold last night so I feel like maybe I am feeling a bit run down.

 

As far as cravings go, they haven't been abolished. I really was really excited about buying a yoghurt so I was pretty keen to try dairy again (I may have bought ice cream as well). So far I don't really know how it's effecting me, I don't feel terrible though so far but not completely amazing either. I am going to avoid grains still and eat whole 30 style as much as possible. I feel like my sugar cravings are more under control which is good. I feel like I can go forward and indulge more safety and I will use it again as a tool to get back in line if I need it.

 

I would overall recommend it, I had fun and enjoyed a lot of good food and though I didn't see dramatic changes I do feel like it's done me a lot of good. I really valued the ability to be able to say no, it made it easy to give up things when I really just didn't allow them at all rather than giving myself the opportunity to indulge and it spiral out of control.

 

 

 
 
 
 
May want to click on the images to see them better but here are my pictures here. The difference is subtle but I can see a wee bit of change! I starting to think that my losing 10% by early October may be a bit too ambitious. I am glad I have lost some fat, hoping I will loo
 

Starting measurements 

Height: 166cm, Hips: 103cm, Waist: 88cm, Neck: 42.5cm, Bicep: 35 cm, Left thigh:71cm, Bodyfat %: 32.66

 

Post Whole30 measurements: 

Height: 166cm, Hips: 101cm, Waist: 85.5cm, Neck: 40cm, Bicep: 34 cm, Left thigh: 70cm, Bodyfat %: 31.39

 

 

 

Ummmmm I can see a noticeable difference!  I can see fewer inches, and more definition, especially in your tummy area.  Wow that is amazing and I am so proud of you!  Congratulations!

 

I had a similar problem with lack of sleep affecting my progress.  When I was tired or getting sick, feeling run down, it was a lot easier to eat convenience food, or drink soda because it tastes better than water, or not exercise because it was easier to sit on the couch.  I think sometimes our bodies are sending us a clear signal to slow down, and we have to listen.  And give ourselves a little grace when that happens.

 

Keep it up!  I am going to check out whole 30 if that's what it did for you!

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I can definitely see a difference too.  More importantly did you establish new healthy habits that can help you keep moving forward even if you're not on a strict Whole 30 plan?  From your posts this challenge it sounds like you did so SUCCESS!!!!

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