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    I just read the guidelines for the Whole 30 program and decided to give it a try. I plan to start on Sept. 1st. That gives me enough time to plan my meals, and finish off the dairy I have in the fridge. Also got online and found how to make clarified butter and going to try that.

    Shouldn't be too hard. Except for the dairy and clarified butter I am pretty much eating that way already.

    Should be interesting!
    44 F 5'5
    SW 205.4
    CW 180.4
    GW 150

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    I'm starting one on 09/09!
    Barb - Portland, Oregon

    "Everything is as it should be given what has gone before. This is not an excuse but it is a reason"
    ~ Dr G & Barb ~

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    • #3
      I'm starting one on the first too! I finished my first one two weeks ago, and it made me feel great.

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      • #4
        Cat804 - how was the one you just finished? Any suggestions or good ideas you could pass along?

        Looking forward to getting this started. Will have to have hubby hide the scale though. I am a chronic scale watcher. I think not getting on the scale for 30 days will be the hardest part for me, but also good for me. I tend to get frustrated based on the scale, and not being able to use it will keep me focused.
        44 F 5'5
        SW 205.4
        CW 180.4
        GW 150

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        • #5
          I'm on Day 18 of mine, and I may extend it to the end of September. I've been very compliant, staying off the scale has been tough. I'm a scale watcher too, and it never made me thin!

          I would say that it is challenging, and there have been some difficult moments, but all in all it hasn't been that tough, as I was mostly primal to begin with. This summer I had started slipping with my primal commitment (parties and bbqs and such) and I felt I needed a bit of structure to get me back in the groove. Whole 30 has been great for that.

          Best of luck to everyone!

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          • #6
            I'm on day 21. Did everyone start on Sept 1 as planned? How are you all doing? I'm dying to get on the scale, but I'm not going to. Would love to hear if you've all begun and what your trials and successes look like.

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            • #7
              I did start on Sept 1st. So far so good. No issues. I made 12 lbs of beef jerky, have lots of other plans for different foods, and don't have any of the dairy that I enjoy in the house.

              Even went out to eat tonight and with rolls, and alcohol at the table, I wasn't even tempted. I plan to stick to it the entire 30 days.

              Had hubby hide the scale to keep me off of it for the entire time. I am a scale junky.

              How has your 3 weeks gone??? Have you had any struggles as time went by?
              44 F 5'5
              SW 205.4
              CW 180.4
              GW 150

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              • #8
                I start tomorrow, any tips?
                Barb - Portland, Oregon

                "Everything is as it should be given what has gone before. This is not an excuse but it is a reason"
                ~ Dr G & Barb ~

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                • #9
                  I just finished my first week. It was pretty easy actually. There were a few times I would have loved to put shredded cheese on my salad, but other than that, it wasn't so bad.

                  For me, I just made a decision and am sticking to it. Having hubby hide the scale was the biggest plus for me. My mood and eating for stress is a biggie with what the scale reflects. My entire mood will be regulated with the scale. So, since the site said not to weigh for a month, the scale is hidden. That has helped a lot. I am anxious to see what my results will be in another 3 weeks. Also anxious to see what the measurements say. It's like waiting for the lottery results!

                  Good luck and I hope you have a successful 30 days!
                  44 F 5'5
                  SW 205.4
                  CW 180.4
                  GW 150

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kris T View Post
                    I just finished my first week. It was pretty easy actually. There were a few times I would have loved to put shredded cheese on my salad, but other than that, it wasn't so bad.

                    For me, I just made a decision and am sticking to it. Having hubby hide the scale was the biggest plus for me. My mood and eating for stress is a biggie with what the scale reflects. My entire mood will be regulated with the scale. So, since the site said not to weigh for a month, the scale is hidden. That has helped a lot. I am anxious to see what my results will be in another 3 weeks. Also anxious to see what the measurements say. It's like waiting for the lottery results!

                    Good luck and I hope you have a successful 30 days!
                    I know about the scale. It is really tough. I'm on day 28. I will be continuing on to do a Whole 45, as I feel great. I know I've lost several pounds, so I'll report that in when I'm done with Day 30.

                    So, if you get discouraged, check out the blog on Whole 9 which has the Whole 30 Timeline. It will make you laugh and really relate. It's amazing how close that timeline was to my personal experience.

                    The best part of the Whole 30 for me has been that my ability to resist unhealthy foods has moved in this direction:
                    Pre-Primal: Intense Willpower - almost impossible to resist bad foods for any length of time
                    Primal: Ability to consistently and consciously make better choices - major chipping away at the bad pattern
                    Whole 30: No desire to eat junk - healthy eating becomes second nature

                    I experienced a definite "light bulb" with the Whole 30, that I was not able to completely capture by going Primal. Being Primal beforehand, did however, make the Whole 30 10x easier, as I didn't have the difficult withdrawal symptoms that many people experience. Incredibly, the structure of Whole 30 is what seems to have given me ultimate freedom. Somewhat counter-intuitive, but that's how it worked - at least for me.

                    So keep on going! Continue to check in and be encouraged!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by APPLEGIRL View Post
                      I know about the scale. It is really tough. I'm on day 28. I will be continuing on to do a Whole 45, as I feel great. I know I've lost several pounds, so I'll report that in when I'm done with Day 30.

                      So, if you get discouraged, check out the blog on Whole 9 which has the Whole 30 Timeline. It will make you laugh and really relate. It's amazing how close that timeline was to my personal experience.

                      The best part of the Whole 30 for me has been that my ability to resist unhealthy foods has moved in this direction:
                      Pre-Primal: Intense Willpower - almost impossible to resist bad foods for any length of time
                      Primal: Ability to consistently and consciously make better choices - major chipping away at the bad pattern
                      Whole 30: No desire to eat junk - healthy eating becomes second nature

                      I experienced a definite "light bulb" with the Whole 30, that I was not able to completely capture by going Primal. Being Primal beforehand, did however, make the Whole 30 10x easier, as I didn't have the difficult withdrawal symptoms that many people experience. Incredibly, the structure of Whole 30 is what seems to have given me ultimate freedom. Somewhat counter-intuitive, but that's how it worked - at least for me.

                      So keep on going! Continue to check in and be encouraged!
                      Congratulations you could do better.
                      Last edited by raonxwxo; 09-09-2013, 11:02 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Has has everyone's energy levels been on whole 30?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Paleo0731 View Post
                          Has has everyone's energy levels been on whole 30?
                          I wake up in the morning alert and not groggy. I hum along nicely all day without any energy crashes. I tackle projects mid day and into the evening, whereas before if it wasn't done early on, I wouldn't start something new.

                          So, while I haven't experienced huge bursts of "tiger blood" there has definitely been an improvement in overall energy. If energy is lacking, make sure you're getting enough complex carbs in the form of sweet potatoes, squashes, etc. I do find if I'm running too low on those, I get sluggish.

                          I have a major hike planned for this Saturday, and I'm interested to see how that works out. I'll report in on my energy results.

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                          • #14
                            Oh, I didn't know there was a support thread for September. I'm in! I actually started on 2 September but got sidetracked by social live, ice-cream and chocolate.

                            Today I am starting for real, and with accountability, i.e. with detailed posts of what I've been eating. As regards physical activity, leisure and play, I have much room (but little time) to improve. This month is a bit crazy workwise but I will do what I can.

                            I will post my meals later, after dinner. And I should mention I may eat some parmesan from time to time - I eat so little dairy that it doesn't make much difference, I think. Oh, I looked at the rules again and found out that I shouldn't have used that splash of red wine for cooking today. Nevermind, I guess I am on a 95/5 version of Whole30, then.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Farfalla View Post
                              Oh, I didn't know there was a support thread for September. I'm in! I actually started on 2 September but got sidetracked by social live, ice-cream and chocolate.

                              Today I am starting for real, and with accountability, i.e. with detailed posts of what I've been eating. As regards physical activity, leisure and play, I have much room (but little time) to improve. This month is a bit crazy workwise but I will do what I can.

                              I will post my meals later, after dinner. And I should mention I may eat some parmesan from time to time - I eat so little dairy that it doesn't make much difference, I think. Oh, I looked at the rules again and found out that I shouldn't have used that splash of red wine for cooking today. Nevermind, I guess I am on a 95/5 version of Whole30, then.
                              I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but you really should follow all the rules for the Whole30 program the first time around. If you slip up during the program theres no biggie. Just jump back on the horse. But, I wouldn't initially allow things into your regimen that they tell you to avoid. This will tell you if the program is really worth to you what it claims after the 30 days. Just food for thought. Good luck!

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