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    Where is this cafe of which you speak? You are freaking killing this whole 30. I am impressed to say the least.

    Autumn Tiger, I am planning a Whole 30 starting January 1, are you in?

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    FANTASTIC on the Whole30! You are so awesomely inspiring! And fantastic on the cruise ship also! It will change your life, you know it will. I hope you will continue to journal here as you are a huge inspiration to so many people.
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

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    Hey ecks, hope you are doing great.

    Sorry to hijack your thread ... Clarkie ... not sure about the Whole-30. I'm thinking it is a little extreme for my needs, but at the same time I am curious about the "well you felt ok until you eliminated grains, and now you feel great!" element.

    My sugar consists of two teaspoons per day in my coffee, which also account for my 50-100mls of milk. Other dairy at the moment I am having feta and maybe a tablespoon or two of cheese per week, but I wouldn't miss that if I were to cut it out.
    Interestingly (to me) is that until the last ten days or so I would say no alcohol would be easy for me, but I seem to have developed an affinity for red wine, which would also foil the no sulfites rule. I only had the red wine as I had no idea what else to drink, except water, when I was dining out while away last week - and that will be a regular occurrence for me in the New Year.

    To me, Whole-30 seems like a way to introduce people to paleo. I feel like I already know what I am doing and know where my 'compromises' will be ... i.e. around dairy and alcohol. But but but, yes I am curious to see if I could feel even better without them. Still thinking about it, I guess

    I'm hoping ecks is gonna give us the low-down on how he feels now


    Current: 04-Jul-14 = 208lbs (14.13 - O. M. G. the 14s!!!!)

    Whole 30: Sat 7th June 2014 = 222lbs | GW = 138lbs

    Paleo Start: 16-Nov-13 at 234lbs | 22-Feb-14 = 219lbs dropped into cruise maintenance mode
    Previously: 2-Jan-13 to 17-Jul-13 lost 37lbs with WW




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    Clarkie! It's the Yeti Cafe accross from the Kitchener market (on the side street accross from where the vendor parking and garage doors are)

    AT- You should read "It Starts With Food" by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig then reassess as to whether or not Whole30 is for you. Whole30 is more about your relationship with food than it is about what you are eating. It has put me in control of my food. Heck, today I'm on Day 31 and I was in the grocery store (Vincenzo's!) and I was looking at foods I used to eat (almond butter bars, tones of dark chocolate, maple syrup... mmm... maple syrup) and I didn't buy any of them because I'm not even that anxious to break my whole30. I'm breaking it at the pub with a buddy tomorrow but I'm not so sure I even want to take any of those old staple foods into my home. I have been waiting for that day when I could make a paleo-ish creme brule with that muse i was making during my 30 plus maple syrup but I decided I don't even want it anymore. I'm in 100% control and then some and I feel damn amazing!

    So! Whole30 Day30! (Dear lordie didn't think I'd get to write that in my journal!)

    Yesterday was a BUSY day and I actually just didn't have time to eat during the day. So I went home and made a HUGE and elaborate meal

    Meal 1 (and only)- Duck breast salad! Chopped baby spinach mixed with pomegranate, chopped walnuts, chopped hard boiled egg, and 2 slices of bacon (cut into thin strips). Dressed with a home made strawberry vinegarette (strawberries, olive oil, red wine vinegar, red peppercorns, white onion). Topped with sliced duck breast. Garnished with cilantro, more pomegranate, and strawberries.

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    Ate the 3rd slice of bacon that I had made after as well as during prep I ate half a duck breast after realizing that I had cut the first one the wrong way.

    AND! of course I have to have weigh-in after the 30... I will likely not be weighing in again for the winter but I may change my mind at any point on that...

    So my weight for the first time since grade 9 is in the 230's! 239 Specifically (as per updated signature). I'm extremely happy with that! And I'm off of what was essentially a year long plateau!
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333, 2 Years: 245lbs
    Current Weight as of December 4th, 2013: 239
    Short Term Goal: Happy brain, figure out direction in life.
    Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension, Better sleep, Be a 1x Shirt
    Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
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    Yaaaay!!! Happy dance! That is sooo fricking awesome! Congratulations on reaching your Grade 9 weight. Amazing. You must feel so good.
    Obviously everyone enters into a Whole 30 for their own reasons. Mine is to lose some weight (maybe see Onederland again) but also just to see if I can do it. Sort of a personal challenge. Sounds like you have taken it to another level and are "Master of Your Domain" Oh and thanks for finally giving me my food porn fix, gorgeous dish.
    Autumn Tiger: Please don't feel like I was trying to pressure you. Just thought it might be nice to have a buddy along for the ride.
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    Well done on your whole 30 Ecks! You did so well and I am so happy to hear you are doing so well!! We are proud of you and I am feeling 'reinspired' to pick myself up and try again. Keep us in the loop with what is going on ...
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 227 lbs
    S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    "I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost.

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    Man that dinner looks good!

    Clarkie: sorry, I wasn't feeling under pressure - just working things out on the page! I think the great thing about our journals is that we see what others are doing and it maybe challenges us to step up ourselves.

    Thanks for the recommendation ecks, I haven't got to that part yet, but will continue to read it even though I have picked up what the 'diet' side of the book says!

    Absolutely well done to you for sticking to the Whole-30 and your amazing new adult low weight. It is very inspiring, and must be motivational to you to keep you going.

    I'm loving Clarkie's phrase "onederland" that is something I really haven't seen in so long. My immediate goal is 210, which is where I started before I ever got into that dieting malarky, well actually my most immediate goal is to get back into the 15s (and hopefully before Christmas, but I'm not going to get hung up on that!).

    Well done again ecks! You must be feeling really, really good!

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    Yay! Congratulations on completing your Whole30. And getting such good results from it.

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    Thank you everybody for being so awesome!!

    Clarkie! You could definitely see the 100's again! You're not even that far away are you??

    Coll! I'm glad that you're feeling reinspired. For me this whole30 has been absolutely reigniting as far as my personal inspiration goes! I'm 2 days off (this is day 2) and I still have not left the whole30 mindset and I may not for a while. I am breaking my whole30 tonight on chicken wings and fresh cut chips at the pub over a hockey game but that's about it tonight. I was in the grocery store yesterday with the mindset of only shopping whole30 in spite of the fact that I don't have to anymore.

    So I typed up the stuff above yesterday and never hit send... Here's how the rest of yesterday went.

    Went to the pub last night- definitely broke my whole30. Deep fried chicken wings (I mention how they are prepped because there are actually a few decent options in town for baked and smoked) with blue cheese dipping sauce, fresh fried potato chips with chipotle dip, my buddy ordered nachos which I partook in (corn chips, so they were gluten free, topped with what you'd expect on restaurant nachos + chicken), and the meal was finished with a gluten free cooking from a friend's cookie business that she's selling. She's owned the business for 2 years and I just had my first one. It tasted like... well cookie. Nothing magical.

    And how I feel this morning? Like ass. It all tasted good but not great. This was one of my fave places to eat before whole30 and now I'm thinking not so much. The chips are still my fave side in down but meh, I think I'll curb my visits there...
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333, 2 Years: 245lbs
    Current Weight as of December 4th, 2013: 239
    Short Term Goal: Happy brain, figure out direction in life.
    Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension, Better sleep, Be a 1x Shirt
    Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
    Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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    Ecks, your whole 30 results are very exciting. I think a holiday reread of "It starts with food" is in order. Thanks for the inspiration.

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