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LittleTurtle's First Whole30


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For the next 30 days, I only have one goal:

 

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Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered...

 

I will be in control of what I eat.  It's only forever 30 days....not long at all...

 

Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 29th, 2016) is go time.

 

Let's do this.

 

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Oh wow, I have done this and it is hard but totally worth it.

I'm cheering you on!

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I'm on Day 5 and doing just fine.  I was really nervous for my first weekend because the weekends are usually when my diet goes to hell, but today is Saturday and all is well so far.  

 

I had a funny dream last night though...I dreamt I had to go wake someone up, and when I got to the room, the person's head was on a mound of candy instead of a pillow so I helped myself to some jelly beans before waking them up.  And then I dreamt that my family went out to dinner and I ordered a French Dip with fries and right before it came out, I totally freaked out and remembered I was doing a Whole30 and told my parents that I was sorry, but that I had to leave before I did something stupid.

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PREVIOUS CHALLENGES

2013: 6/1/13 - 7/24/13 - 9/15/13 - 11/6/13   2014: 1/5/142/19/14 - 4/9/14 - 6/6/14 - 7/24/14 - 9/11/14 - 11/5/14 

2015: 1/2/15 - 2/20/15 - 4/9/15 - 6/2/15 - 9/10/15 - 10/26/15   2016: 1/1/16 - 2/28/16 - 3/28/16 - 6/6/16 - 9/19/16 - 10/26/16 - 11/26/16   

2017: 1/1/17 - 9/17/17   2018: 1/1/18 - 2/5/18 - 8/13/18 - 11/26/18   2019: 1/7/19   2020: 9/13/20

 

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4 hours ago, Sunmage said:

Day 5 without going mad of cravings?

Awesome! Seems like your previous diet goals pay off here, right?

Huh…I didn't think of it that way.  Thanks!  Also, I think that taking about a week or so of mentally preparing helped too.  It's all about the mind set!  :frog: 

 

It's Sunday, and I'm sitting here starting to feel a bit hungry.  I have freshly chopped cucumber, carrots, jicama, some black olives and a chard/baby kale/baby spinach blend that is calling my name.  Top it all off with an organic balsamic vinegar/extra virgin olive oil mix and I'll be in heaven!  Om nom nom!

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PREVIOUS CHALLENGES

2013: 6/1/13 - 7/24/13 - 9/15/13 - 11/6/13   2014: 1/5/142/19/14 - 4/9/14 - 6/6/14 - 7/24/14 - 9/11/14 - 11/5/14 

2015: 1/2/15 - 2/20/15 - 4/9/15 - 6/2/15 - 9/10/15 - 10/26/15   2016: 1/1/16 - 2/28/16 - 3/28/16 - 6/6/16 - 9/19/16 - 10/26/16 - 11/26/16   

2017: 1/1/17 - 9/17/17   2018: 1/1/18 - 2/5/18 - 8/13/18 - 11/26/18   2019: 1/7/19   2020: 9/13/20

 

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It's Day 9!  I'm doing great so far except that I'm going to begin my cycle today or tomorrow so I popped some ibuprofen only to then discover that listed in the inactive ingredients was corn starch!!!  What the hell, ibuprofen?  What. The. Hell?

 

Does this mean that I'd have to start over?  I'm probably letting this small thing wreak WAY too much stress on me... but seriously!  

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PREVIOUS CHALLENGES

2013: 6/1/13 - 7/24/13 - 9/15/13 - 11/6/13   2014: 1/5/142/19/14 - 4/9/14 - 6/6/14 - 7/24/14 - 9/11/14 - 11/5/14 

2015: 1/2/15 - 2/20/15 - 4/9/15 - 6/2/15 - 9/10/15 - 10/26/15   2016: 1/1/16 - 2/28/16 - 3/28/16 - 6/6/16 - 9/19/16 - 10/26/16 - 11/26/16   

2017: 1/1/17 - 9/17/17   2018: 1/1/18 - 2/5/18 - 8/13/18 - 11/26/18   2019: 1/7/19   2020: 9/13/20

 

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Tomorrow is Day 30.  This has been the most challenging thing I've ever done in my life as far as food goes.  I think my head will explode from pride and happiness when it is all over and I can say, "I DID IT!"

 

My post Whole30 plan is as follows:

Thursday (4/28): Peanut butter and pinto beans allowed (assess and proceed)

Saturday(4/30) or Sunday (5/1): Oats and wild rice allowed (access and proceed)

Monday (5/2) or Tuesday (5/3): Cheese allowed (access and proceed)

 

I will only eat wheat when something too delicious to pass up comes along...I will not waste my time with things like sandwich bread, muffins, etc

 

I am totally going back to my plant-based protein/almond milk shakes for breakfast.  I gave it my best shot, but I never have been and never will be a person who can sit down first thing in the morning and eat a large breakfast.

 

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PREVIOUS CHALLENGES

2013: 6/1/13 - 7/24/13 - 9/15/13 - 11/6/13   2014: 1/5/142/19/14 - 4/9/14 - 6/6/14 - 7/24/14 - 9/11/14 - 11/5/14 

2015: 1/2/15 - 2/20/15 - 4/9/15 - 6/2/15 - 9/10/15 - 10/26/15   2016: 1/1/16 - 2/28/16 - 3/28/16 - 6/6/16 - 9/19/16 - 10/26/16 - 11/26/16   

2017: 1/1/17 - 9/17/17   2018: 1/1/18 - 2/5/18 - 8/13/18 - 11/26/18   2019: 1/7/19   2020: 9/13/20

 

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I DID IT!!  I completed my first Whole30!!  I woke up this morning, and it felt like Christmas!  By the way...peanut butter has NEVER tasted better!  All slathered on half a banana...I was in heaven!  

 

PS - I was never a huge of peanut butter, but I was so looking forward to it today,  It tasted like I had dessert for breakfast!

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PREVIOUS CHALLENGES

2013: 6/1/13 - 7/24/13 - 9/15/13 - 11/6/13   2014: 1/5/142/19/14 - 4/9/14 - 6/6/14 - 7/24/14 - 9/11/14 - 11/5/14 

2015: 1/2/15 - 2/20/15 - 4/9/15 - 6/2/15 - 9/10/15 - 10/26/15   2016: 1/1/16 - 2/28/16 - 3/28/16 - 6/6/16 - 9/19/16 - 10/26/16 - 11/26/16   

2017: 1/1/17 - 9/17/17   2018: 1/1/18 - 2/5/18 - 8/13/18 - 11/26/18   2019: 1/7/19   2020: 9/13/20

 

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Way to go, LT!  You rock!

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