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Post-Whole30: lessons learned
Tuesday, July 17, 2018      1 comments

I started Whole30 with a very long history of weighing, measuring, tracking, whole grains, counting steps…everything that's supposed to lead to weight loss success. And an equally long history of chiseling off a few pounds sometimes, but watchin... Read more
On the other side of the Whole30
Saturday, July 14, 2018      3 comments

To give you some context, I lost 3/4 inch from my waist, 1 1/2 inches from my tummy, and 1 3/8 from my hips. I didn't lose weight and didn't have any of the other NSV I was hoping for. I experienced nothing on the "what to expect at this stage" ... Read more
Whole 30, day 30 and done
Friday, July 13, 2018      1 comments

I'll accept just sticking it out as a victory. I'm curious about taking weight and measurements tomorrow morning. My clothes aren't fitting any better but I do sense a little less in the love handles area, so maybe a little there. My weight was ... Read more
Whole 30, day 28
Tuesday, July 10, 2018      0 comments

I'm on my third business trip while on the program. I've realized it's not that hard if I plan. Meat snacks, individual portions of olives, nuts, nut butter packets all travel well. Being willing to eat cold sausage patties for breakfast helps t... Read more
Whole 30, day 25
Saturday, July 07, 2018      3 comments

Thank you for the support :) More than 80% done! That's the good news. The other news is that nothing has really happened. I'm testing my shoulder a bit to see if the pain is really reduced or it's just that I haven't challenged it for a we... Read more
Whole 30, day 21
Wednesday, July 04, 2018      2 comments

Into the final countdown...But over isn't over, given that reintroduction is phased. I'm still almost three weeks from being through all of it. I'm disciplined. I can stick to just about anything if I'm seeing results, but so far...nothing... Read more
Whole 30, day 21
Wednesday, July 04, 2018      1 comments

Into the final countdown...But over isn't over, given that reintroduction is phased. I'm still almost three weeks from being through all of it. I'm disciplined. I can stick to just about anything if I'm seeing results, but so far...nothing... Read more
Whole 30, day 15
Thursday, June 28, 2018      1 comments

The good news: halfway there! Woo-hoo! The other news: I'm going to have to extend an extra day to accommodate a big fancy party on day 32. I want to be able to introduce dairy that day rather than have to be compliant Other than the resurg... Read more
Whole 30, day 10
Saturday, June 23, 2018      2 comments

I can't say I'm enjoying this, but I'm settling in a bit. I haven't had any of the withdrawal or negative effects many people have in the early going, but I can't say I'm feeling especially good about it. I think the hot flashes are diminishing,... Read more
Whole 30, day 6
Monday, June 18, 2018      2 comments

20% done...yes, I'm counting the days on my calendar. I'm just not that happy. I don't like eating all this meat, I feel greasy with all the fat (I can tell the difference in my facial skin), and I'm having a couple of hot flashes a day, which I... Read more
Whole 30, day 2
Friday, June 15, 2018      0 comments

Improvement: I wasn't ravenously hungry all day the way I was yesterday. Breakfast and lunch were more or less the same, so I'm not sure what made the difference, but I'll take it. I have a breakfast casserole in the oven for tomorrow. Per ... Read more
Whole30, day 1
Thursday, June 14, 2018      2 comments

Wasn't ths supposed to be the easy day, the "what's the big deal, I got this" day? I must have missed that part. Ravenous and miserable, all day. The chia porridge for breakfast was a fail - about as filling as air. I'll try it with coconut milk... Read more
Whole30: day minus 1
Wednesday, June 13, 2018      2 comments

After much research, tomorrow I'll start Whole30. I got serious about reading up on it a week or so ago, and didn't want to start before now because of a big family function last weekend. Now the out-of-town guests are gone, along with the last ... Read more
And then it hit me
Friday, October 15, 2010      9 comments

I've been very active for years. I've been a gym rat for more than 20 years, mastered all the cardio machines,earned trophies for bench press. More recently I took up cycling, and riding 60-70 miles at a time got to be no big deal. All of which... Read more

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