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Day 972- Day 24 of Whole30

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I woke up feeling much better today.

Thank you all for your prayers and warm thoughts.

I'm beginning to believe that my migraines may just be stress related, meaning I will probably have them most of my life. I just need to try and make my life less stressful.

As you all know, J.D. is in the job search, and we're getting married in November, so this point of my life is just a stressful time. However, running seems to help me destress as does yoga, so I'm going to keep trying to do those frequently.

The last three months of wedding planning ares supposedly the most stressful, so I'm going to hope that J.D. and my mom can help me out with some of the stressful choices so that I can avoid headaches. The fact that his migraine only lasted a day is still an improvement over my 4-5 day migraines.

So there's always a silver lining, I guess. Today I weigh-in at Weight Watchers at Work and I might finally hit 5 pounds down since I started tracking at work. It's definitely taken long enough but with weddings, holidays, showers and etc, I just made too many excuses. Whole30 has helped me realize that I just need to eat healthy to reach my goals.

I know. What a revelation right. *slaps forehead*

But I think that Whole 30 has given me the power to realize when a small indulgence is worth it, versus having small indulgences frequently because I think I can get away with it or balance it out with my exercise and other food choices. I don't need nearly as many sweets or fried foods as I was treating myself to during the 180-190's plateau of 2012-2014.

I'm going to reach the 155 that's on my driver's license by my wedding. I KNOW I CAN.
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JERICHO1991 8/1/2014 2:59PM

    Great testimony, and start to August. I appreciate reading about your victories and healthy decisions. Thanks.

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WENDYANNE61 7/31/2014 8:51AM

    Glad to hear that your head is not aching today! I am on Day 9 of Whole30 and the choices I are make are getting simpler too.... Yes, I have messed around for months trying to lose 6 pounds, but now the scales are slowly going down - no treats etc. seem to do the trick along with eating real food! Thanks for the Spark!

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NASFKAB 7/31/2014 8:04AM

  you can do it you will do it all the best great you understood fried foods & sweets are not really worth it

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KNYAGENYA 7/31/2014 7:51AM

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BESSHAILE 7/31/2014 7:20AM

    I know you can too.

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SPARKMEG77 7/30/2014 11:48PM

    Yes you can!! emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 7/30/2014 8:48PM

    Yes you can!

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LINDAK25 7/30/2014 8:09PM

    Hey maybe Whole 30 did help you! Having a healthy lifestyle will certainly help you deal with stress. Asking for help and not taking everything on yourself is also a great way to keep stress at bay. Your doing all the right things to manage stress. Good for you!

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COLOR-BLUE 7/30/2014 7:41PM

    Jan-Marie,

You're a real trouper and I have no doubt what so ever, in you. You have already made your goal weight, I just want to see you post it here in your blog!!! CELEBRATION TIME!!! In moderation of course!!! LOL!! You're doing GREAT, just keep it up!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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LUVSBULLDOGS 7/30/2014 4:16PM

    I know you can, too. Now you know that sweets and fried foods aren't essentials and you can live without them.

I'm glad your headache went away. Keep up the good work, emoticon

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EVRLNGFOO 7/30/2014 3:28PM

    you can do it! i'm glad you didn't give in towel and give up because of the migraine. did you eat something in the last day or two that could have triggered it? like onions? i know it's whole foods, but people do have aversions to natural, whole items sometimes. hopefully you get it all figured out and get them cleared up for good. good luck with the last few days! can't wait to see what you discover.

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LOVINGKATE 7/30/2014 2:31PM

  I am so happy to hear you are feeling better today. You will do this, you can do this, and asking for help is great. I know they will be willing to take on what ever you ask of them.
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DAISYBELLEKIA 7/30/2014 2:02PM

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WATERDIAMONDS 7/30/2014 1:58PM

    You can. You will. The end.

Glad to know the headache is better!

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CHELLEBELLE104 7/30/2014 12:52PM

    I am so happy that your migraine didn't last days. I have migraines too and my doctor believes that they are due to a gluten intolerance and my chronic sinus issues. Your whole 30 is problem helping with what triggers your migraines. I hope you don't get to stressed out over the next few months. Your wedding is supposed to be a happy time. It will all come together. Hugs.

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PRETTYPITHY 7/30/2014 12:40PM

    "But I think that Whole 30 has given me the power to realize when a small indulgence is worth it, versus having small indulgences frequently because I think I can get away with it or balance it out with my exercise and other food choices." Bingo!

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JADED_CHICK19 7/30/2014 12:35PM

    So happy to hear that your migraine only lasted one day. I have frequent headaches as well and I'm hoping that healthier eating will help with mine. I know you will reach your goals in no time! You are a fighter and a huge inspiration. Keep up the great work!

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SUSIEMT 7/30/2014 12:29PM

    You can and will do anything you set your mind to with our without your migraines.

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NANHBH 7/30/2014 12:19PM

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TRAVELGRRL 7/30/2014 12:17PM

    That's a great realization -- crappy choices made often don't make them "treats". I do the same thing though, thinking my exercise will balance out bad eating choices. It doesn't work for me in the long term either!

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FORZACHANDMATT 7/30/2014 12:14PM

    Yes you can

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BLAZINGSWORD 7/30/2014 12:03PM

    Stress will cause hormonal upset and inflammation so...keep up with the yoga and the running to distress. Of course, another thing which could cause headaches is blood pressure. So how is your blood pressure? If it's high, that could definitely be a cause for your headache and something that should be checked into because as you know if you have high blood pressure and are exercising you need to be very careful and mindful that will exert more pressure. Just saying. But I think you are doing a fantastic job. emoticon

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MCJOYFUL 7/30/2014 11:54AM

    Glad you are feeling better! emoticon

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GINA180847 7/30/2014 11:48AM

    Stress is the thing good and bad times is made of. Handling stress well now that is the key!

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MTN_KITTEN 7/30/2014 11:24AM

    You CAN reach your goal. Focus on the goal ... not on the immediate gratification.

Make sure to eat every 3-4 hours.

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PEGGYO 7/30/2014 11:19AM

    just keep on keeping on

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POCKETFULOFSUN 7/30/2014 11:14AM

    I don't know how you feel about aroma therapy, but I find that lavender and thyme oils are very helpful. The lavender relieves stress and the thyme is an immune system booster. Natural health food stores usually carry high quality essential oils. Sometimes when I have stress headache I put a drop of each in hot water and either breathe it in or dampen a towel and drape it over my face. emoticon

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SUBMOM2 7/30/2014 11:10AM

    I know you can do it! I really struggle with eating healthy on a consistent basis, so I admire your determination!

So glad you are feeling better today. Stress can be a big factor in migraines, and it sounds like you've identified some good ways to de-stress. Keep that up and know that the wedding details will fall into place.

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