impala454, thanks for the "coping" advice. I think my biggest issue is that I hate feeling like I'm imposing on or inconveniencing people, or being perceived as picky - even at a restaurant, where I'm paying for it!! So while I have no problem ordering a salad instead of fries, I'm not quite ready to get into an extended vegetable-oil colloquy with the wait staff. Obviously, it's an issue that I'm going to need to get over
I usually weigh myself once a week, but I'm going by the official whole30 rules on that and waiting out the month. I'm just going to go by how I'm feeling and cut back on fruit and nuts if I think I need to. This is probably the better way for me to do it anyway, since I'm technically in healthy BMI range and need to stop obsessing over an arbitrary number on the scale.
SophieScreams, I haven't been breaking out any more or less than usual. But I have read that some people will break out more until their body is flushed of "toxins." I haven't seen any scientific backing of that theory, but it seems to make sense.
I nearly gave in to alcohol and chocolate last night. I ate at my parents' house and my mom offered to pick up some booze (I wanted hard cider, had to correct myself before she left). Then she offered some chocolate after dinner. No sugar for this gal!
Love this thread, lots of encouraging words and good ideas. Thanks to everyone joining in, and posting!
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