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  • #46
    A little behind you but I want to join in! I love the Whole 30 and find it inspiring, though I've yet to complete a totally perfect month. I always start slipping during that third weekend. Ugh! So, I'm starting with day 1 right now. I have to make some lunches and get my dinners planned! This will be a tough month: son and husband's b-days, Memorial Day weekend, and a wedding. But there's always an excuse so I'm jumping in.

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    • #47
      You can do it Tomi!

      I want to do a Whole 30, but the timing is never quite right. I'm thinking in September it'll be good. And if I haven't broken through this plateau by then I'm going to do it.

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      • #48
        Slesca welcome! You're so right, there's never a good time.

        Teach, you'll do yours when you're ready.

        I'm on Day 5 and having a good run with it thus far.

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        • #49
          :::I've always wondered why they don't "farm" Elk or Deer?:::

          They do. There is a farm near us that raises not only a large herd of elk but also buffalo. I saw a small deer farm in PA last week when I was on vacation. I think there are probably a lot of permits you need to raise game animals.

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          • #50
            Hey, I have an elk farm nearby my house too.

            I'm calling today my first day because yesterday I actually had some sweetener in my coffee in the morning before I decided to do this. This means that I'll be ending the first week of June. Yikes; the social events ahead of me are daunting but I think I'm up for the challenge. In the past I always found the first weekend to be the first tough spot, then by the second week, social events were a bit easier. Repetition actually seems to help me a lot- not to explore a variety of foods but rather to pick a few go-to meals that I really, really like.

            Planning for our 5 day vacation will be tough. I'm glad that's at the end of the month! How is everyone feeling on Day 6? Was the first weekend easy?

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            • #51
              Originally posted by calee View Post
              I figured out tat I'm craving nuts for the crunch factor. I was eating mini-bell peppers for my daily snack. I stopped for Whole30 because they are nightshades. I have to be better prepared!
              I don't recall where they said nightshades were unallowed. I eat nightshades all the time. Eating a tomato now. Guess I better go look at the sight again.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • #52
                Yep nothing about nightshades. Eat those peppers! The Whole30 Program | Whole9 | Let us change your life.
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • #53
                  I'm on day 6 slesca. The weekend was pretty easy. Today I felt very munchy being back in the office. I munched on carrots and an ounce of nuts. I want to get past that munchy feeling!

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by PrimalPumpkin View Post
                    :::I've always wondered why they don't "farm" Elk or Deer?:::

                    They do. There is a farm near us that raises not only a large herd of elk but also buffalo. I saw a small deer farm in PA last week when I was on vacation. I think there are probably a lot of permits you need to raise game animals.
                    OH I haven't seen any over here on the west side - but, maybe I just don't know where to look! We buy 1/2 beef each fall - I'd love to find a 1/4 elk to put in the freezer - but we're not hunters....... sigh.
                    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                    2. Eat to heal
                    3. Move to live
                    4. Embrace today
                    5. Live with intention
                    6. Respect my body
                    7. Cultivate joy
                    8. Find my passion
                    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                    • #55
                      Hey - I've been computer challenged the past couple days so haven't read or posted at all. My pc is old and slow but it works for now - the laptop is at the doctor.

                      I haven't been doing perfectly - but better than normal so I'm okay with it! Got through the weekend with only slight deviations - I had some cheese on a salad and I munched on a few corn chips last night. But I didn't have any alcohol this weekend so I count the whole thing a success anyway!

                      My whole30 is probably going to be more of a 100% primal rather than a straight paleo month. Hope that doesn't make me a cheat or a traitor, but dairy (except for milk) is a BIG staple in our diet - and I'm not sure how to work it out of my meals. We put cheese in and on things - and use sour cream, cream cheese and yogurt in place of mayo. So, if y'all don't mind I'm going to do a modified version. My ABSOLUTE no no's are going to be sugar (all forms, natural, processed or fake) and alcohol - as well as the normal don't eat stuff for primal.

                      I feel weird about admitting this since I started this thread -- but I figure better to be honest than deceiving. I tried the first few days with NO dairy - but it just doesn't work - before I realize I'm not supposed to have it - I've already eaten it.

                      Now the successes......... with this HEAT we've been having in Oregon - that ice cream in the freezer is screaming to me! But I've resisted the temptation! The only thing that is keeping me from having a bowl is this challenge and the fact that I am suspecting sugar is what has been giving me the intestinal troubles for all these years. So - I'm doing the elimation test to see if I'm on to something. If I don't have any tummy aches or diarrhea over the course of the month, then I'll know its the sugar.

                      So - I hope my "version" doesn't offend anyone - feel free to give me your opinion. Like I said, dairy, but not milk, isn't a problem for me - sugar and alcohol are my tough ones to kick - so those are what I'm giving up for this month.
                      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                      2. Eat to heal
                      3. Move to live
                      4. Embrace today
                      5. Live with intention
                      6. Respect my body
                      7. Cultivate joy
                      8. Find my passion
                      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                      • #56
                        food today:

                        3 egg yolks
                        3/4 cup home canned tuna mixed with sour cream, cream cheese and yogurt

                        4 oz beef patty
                        roasted veggies

                        Lots of water! I don't think I'm losing any weight - and I still feel very bloated and uncomfortable through the middle. Might be the handful of corn chips I ate last night
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                          Yep nothing about nightshades. Eat those peppers! The Whole30 Program | Whole9 | Let us change your life.
                          Hi Jenn, you're right about nightshades. I'm not eating them because I have RA in remission. I've never given them up before but want to for the Whole30 to see what effect they have on me. I also stopped eating beef, eggs and oranges which I'm allergic to. I'll see how I feel at the end.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by calee View Post
                            Hi Jenn, you're right about nightshades. I'm not eating them because I have RA in remission. I've never given them up before but want to for the Whole30 to see what effect they have on me. I also stopped eating beef, eggs and oranges which I'm allergic to. I'll see how I feel at the end.
                            I understand now.

                            *****

                            Tomi, we use a lot of cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and cream in our foods too, but it's not that hard to go without it. We had burgers last night. Everyone else had cheese except me. Instead of making our standard meals, I have been making great use of the grill - it IS grilling season afterall. It's only 30 days. I don't think it is all that hard to change your cooking habits for so few days. Maybe this bloating you're complaining of is actually caused by dairy??

                            It is quite possible that the dairy you consume is causing your IBS symptoms as well. Remember, the Whole30 is designed to help you find these food intolerances and show you how to eliminate them from your diet. I never thought I had a problem with dairy products either until I made the conscious effort to give them up for 30 days way back when. Now I know they cause me to be phlegmy and cause acne breakouts. I choose to deal with those symptoms as they're not serious, but it would be beneficial to you to truly do the whole30 as closely as possible so you can learn what triggers your IBS. Sugar might be the culprit and dairy might be harmless for you, but without a true abstinent period, you can't know for sure.

                            Again, don't do this for weight loss... do this to learn self-control/discipline, and to find food allergies. That being said, I have found sour cream recipes made from coconut milk and cream cheese made from cashews online. I haven't tried them but people on a FB group I'm involved with who swear by both types of replacement products.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • #59
                              You're right - and after writing that last post yesterday, I started really giving this a lot of thought. I have reconsidered my choice - and I will take an about face and do the whole30 as its meant to be done. No dairy. I just need to change my thinking - change my meal strategies - and change my planning. Thanks for the encouragement and guidance. I am doing this for many reasons - weight loss is included. To gain control, to learn what my body can and can not handle, to accomplish the goal, and to aid my weight loss.

                              So - Its day 7 for me - and I've 3 days during those 7 where I ate dairy. From here forward - no dairy.
                              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                              2. Eat to heal
                              3. Move to live
                              4. Embrace today
                              5. Live with intention
                              6. Respect my body
                              7. Cultivate joy
                              8. Find my passion
                              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                              • #60
                                If you need meal ideas, I can give a few.

                                Sunday:
                                Iowa Pork Chops - grilled (they're a thick cut pork chop)
                                Diced sweet potatoes sauteed in coconut oil and seasoned with "cajun" seasoning (google cajun sweet potatoes for the seasoning recipe)

                                Monday:
                                Grilled burgers
                                Green beans tossed with sauteed onions and bacon

                                Tuesday:
                                Steak
                                Baked sweet potato with Kerrygold ghee and cinnamon

                                Wednesday:
                                Baked chicken thighs (or grilled since it's grilling season)
                                roasted cauliflower and carrots

                                etc, etc, etc...

                                You can totally control what's put on your plate at home.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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