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  • #16
    Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    Welcome Jackie! I look forward to doing another W30 with you! This will be my third.
    Thanks, Jenn! Same here. Go fluids!
    F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

    **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

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    • #17
      I'm up for this. I would finally, FINALLY like to not be a slave to the Sugar gods (This is the last thing I have to kick before being fully primal). Plus, I've been keen to do a whole30 for some months I just never did it. August is as good a time as any I think.

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      • #18
        I'm in...finished day 1 yesterday. So far..very easy...but I am a little nervous about dropping sugar. I "was" hooked on Cokes. I have read about 5HTP helping with mood swings. Good luck to everyone. I have stocked up on some grass-fed meats. Let's make this enjoyable.

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        • #19
          Kudos!

          Wow are you saying you are expecting to give birth during or at the end of your/our Whole30.. and also incorporating sprints and the goals before? My hat is off to you...


          Originally posted by Inksplat View Post
          I'm in. This is day 3 for me. My only big challenge, I think, is going to be the birth of my son, which will be happening sometime around August 31st. So, we'll see how it goes!

          So far I haven't had any problems. Going from constant IFing to 3 meals a day definitely doesn't leave me feeling deprived, ha. I think that definitely helps.

          My big thing is using this as a chance train myself to like vegetables. Been making sure I have some with every meal, and my lunch has even transformed into a salad (which meat, of course). That alone blows me away already--I've never liked salad.

          I partially thank a certain recipe I found for an awesome dressing from Paleo Diet Lifestyle.

          Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. It is absolutely amazing.

          And then, starting in a couple days, i'm looking to start bodyweight exercises MWF, with a sprint on Tuesday & Thursday.

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          • #20
            Agreed with everyone above. Let's (as they say) slay those Sugar Dragons........... apparently sugar is harder than heroin to kick?!! It can so easily creep back in... as Chuck says let's keep eachother honest!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Primegal View Post
              Wow are you saying you are expecting to give birth during or at the end of your/our Whole30.. and also incorporating sprints and the goals before? My hat is off to you...
              I'm a guy, so no, no giving birth for me.
              SW: 324.6 ----- CW: 310
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              • #22
                I'm in. I've been looking for a good time to start a whole 30.

                Any rules on fasting during? My normal IF day is tomorrow so thats how i'll be kicking off.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Msilver View Post
                  I'm in. I've been looking for a good time to start a whole 30.

                  Any rules on fasting during? My normal IF day is tomorrow so thats how i'll be kicking off.
                  Whole30 does not subscribe to IF'ing. The book It Starts with Food says you need to eat every 4-5 hours to allow your hormones to function properly. I'm not sure I agree with that, though.

                  But, that being said, the Whole30 is really meant for newbies, people who aren't already eating primally/paleo to jump start their conversion. So if you already have an IF schedule and it's working for you, I say do it.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • #24
                    I've been thinking about my goals for this 30 day challenge. I'd like to follow the whole 30 nutrition guidelines but Im trying to incorporate IF two times a week. No sugar and no chocolate.

                    I would like to try more slow movement as opposed to the high intensity exercise I tend to do. I'm going to try to lift heavier instead of the low weight, high reps I tend to do as well. So, walk one hour every day. Sprint once or twice a week and find/incorporate a different lifting routine.

                    I get good sleep and I play a lot with my kids. I'm working on a master knitting program so I use my brain a lot. Just need to tweak diet and shifting my exercise.

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                    • #25
                      I'm in. I have a wedding to go to on the 11th which will inevitably see me enjoy a cider or two, but otherwise I'm commited to my third whole 30.
                      Do what you love and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. if you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop, they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by JackieKessler View Post
                        I'm in. I've run into massive mood swings previously while doing Whole30 and wound up ditching it, but in retrospect, I think that if I would have stuck it out, the mood swings would have ended. I'm in a very good mindset and have been for more than three weeks; I've been very good about taking my vitamins and exercising. So I think I'm in a better place to go Whole30 this time around. I'm also doing this as part of the Primal Blueprint Challenge for August (begins 8/1) and the challenge at Nerd Fitness (begins 8/6). I started today. I'm a little nervous, because the mood swings were very, very bad. But as long as I go into this with open eyes, I should be alright.
                        Hi Jackie!

                        I am glad you are in, because you being here will help me to be here too. Last time I made it 3 weeks and then fell off due to travel. This time I have three weeks before driving my daughter to college. Crossing my fingers! I am going to go back and review all my posts and write down what I ate for my own customized meal plan.

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                        • #27
                          I'm in, already on day 2 (as a re-start from last week). But I call it 30 Days of No Nonsense (30DONN).

                          Don't quite agree with the idea that whole 30 or whatever you want to call it is for newbs, if I understood what was being said there. It's a tool that can be useful for anyone to check their habits, prep for whatever event might be ahead, or kick off an elimination campaign for the sake of discipline or as a self-experiment to understand how their bodies reacts to nightshades or dairy or egg whites or whatever. IFing is absolutely part of it for me, and you too if you like.

                          By the way, nightshades (which includes white potatoes) definitely cause unhealthy reactions and worse in some people (especially those with autoimmune or inflammation issues), so although the idea that it's a "relationship" problem could be the case for an individual, it is not the whole truth.

                          My 30DONN goals are just pure clean food (meat, healthy fat, non-starchy veg, and I'm cutting back but not ruling out homemade kefir or the cheese therefrom) as I've gotten a bit sloppy on eat-stop-eat and also want to get my sleep dialed back in.
                          "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
                          "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
                          If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

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                          • #28
                            Something interesting that I've noticed since starting Whole 30 is that I get hungry.

                            When eating less (or maybe somewhere close, but definitely not more) while IFing, I wasn't hungry. Now, eating 3 meals a day, I definitely get hungry.

                            Kind of strange, but my weight has also started dropping whereas it was going up while IFing. Guess there's something to that whole leptin/cortisol stuff. :P
                            SW: 324.6 ----- CW: 310
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by CaveCanem View Post
                              Hi Jackie!

                              I am glad you are in, because you being here will help me to be here too. Last time I made it 3 weeks and then fell off due to travel. This time I have three weeks before driving my daughter to college. Crossing my fingers! I am going to go back and review all my posts and write down what I ate for my own customized meal plan.
                              Hi, CaveCanem! We can be Whole30 buddies. You can do it! Rah!
                              F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                              **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                              **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                              • #30
                                Just changing it up sometimes breaks a logjam somewhere -- another reason an occasional 30DONN is a useful tool!

                                And I wonder if sometimes going on a strict regime instead of making it up as I go along doesn't also reduce stress. My felt level of stress is always a huge thing for me in terms of every benefit (mood, sleep, feeling good/bad in general, and weight).
                                "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
                                "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
                                If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

                                beachrat's new primal journal

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