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7/11/13 2:57 P

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You are most certainly not a failure. Being Whole30 compliant is one of the hardest things I have ever done, there is no way I could have done it 10 years ago. As Marki says you have to mentally be ready.

That being said you are trying to do better for you. That is what counts the most!

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7/10/13 8:17 P

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Thanks, Marki. As always, you seem to say exactly the right thing at the right time. emoticon

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7/10/13 4:58 P

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emoticon I'm so sorry you had such a rough time. You are definitely NOT a failure. You obviously learned something from the experience. Even if it was only two days. I had no idea you've been dealing with an etopic pregnancy. I'm sorry.

Timing is everything on this journey. Watching Hungry for Change was the first step for me in cleaning up my diet. Then Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, Food Matters, and Food Inc. And most recently the Perfect Human Diet. By the time I read It Starts With Food and started my Whole30 I was mentally ready. The old me would NEVER have been able to do it, and the new me wasn't sure I could but knew I needed it.

Take a good look at your normal diet and start by adding in more healthy things then when you're ready try making one meal a day a paleo meal, then one day a week try two paleo meals and just keep going until you're ready to try again. emoticon

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7/10/13 4:33 P

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Well, I am sad to say that Day 2 didn't go so well for me. I caved and ate a tortilla with my meat and veggies. I think "easing-in" to Paleo will better for me. All-or-nothing was totally stressing me out, and I think the meds from this ectopic pregnancy (and the fact that my body still thinks I'm pregnant) were playing a role for me, too. On an emotional roller coaster now, so I think Whole30 wasn't such a good idea for me right now, especially since it was such a drastic change to my diet. I hate to admit that I failed....but I did. I'm still going to try my best, but I think I need to be a bit more gentle with myself since both Day 1 and 2 literally caused tears. I apologize to everyone who was pulling for me.

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7/8/13 9:09 A

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Today is day one for you!! I know you can do this. The veggies can be overwhelming, but keep trying different things until you know what works!!!

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7/6/13 4:32 P

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I took your advice and signed up for the Daily Emails. Thanks!

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Marki, I am a bit overwhelmed. Mostly by all the vegetables! I have Well Fed and am trying to use her Weekly Cook-Up tips since I know I have a tough time cooking every day (I tend to tinker-out toward the end of the week, too). Thanks for your support.

Three thousand cheers is right - you did an amazing job ALLANYAH.

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7/6/13 1:21 P

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Three thousand cheers is right! emoticon emoticon You really did an AMAZING job! emoticon

Nicole, i think researching everything you can about Whole30 and Paleo is a fabulous idea, but don't let yourself get overwhelmed. On paper it looks a lot harder than the reality of just doing it. Did you read It Starts with Food? I definitely recommend signing up for the daily 30 emails. They had a lot of good information in them and links to other great websites that i don't think I would have found on my own.

I started my Whole30 journey because I just wanted to get my scale moving again, but I've gotten so much more out of it, and I got my scale moving again that I pushed on for a whole60 and now pushing on again for a whole90. Maybe before I'm done I'll reach a whole100.

Being free from calorie counting has been fabulous, and I have never gone hungry. Honestly, I have to remind myself to eat a lot of the time. Before if I didn't eat every 4 hours I'd lose my mind.

I really like the cookbook Well Fed. Lots of great recipes and ideas for different variations.
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7/5/13 2:37 P

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I know you can do this. Is it easy? No. But is it worthwhile? In my experience... yes.

I felt the exact way before I started. I was pretty public with my journey on my blog and on my FB page. One of my dear friends just posted something on my wall, and it nearly made me cry. It went like this:

"Three (thousand) cheers for Alannayh!!!! She should be extremely proud of herself for completing 30 days of eating from an incredibly strict (ah! I mean, incredibly healthy) paleo plan - *while* working a full time job, starting her own at-home business, and mothering two very, very busy young dancing and tumbling ladies. She is proof that you really can do anything you set your mind to."

Felt so good to have someone recognize my accomplishment in that manner. When 33 days ago I couldn't have dreamed of coming this far. You can do anything you set your mind to. I am certain of it, and I will be here to cheer you on during your journey!

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I am in the busy-making-meal-plans-and-grocery-lists stage. I'm also trying to learn everything I can about Whole30 and Paleo.

Why does Whole30 appeal to me? Well, first, the possibility of losing weight is always appealing. Second, I find tracking every calorie I eat utterly exhausting. I can't seem to only view "food as fuel." How can you do that if you flat out love to eat, as I do? I enjoy food; I enjoy chewing. I realize tracking is a part of the SP guide, and cutting out food groups is not exactly moderation that SP advises to do.

But....I'm also terrified of being hungry. And being prepared (not being prepared has always been a challenge on the weight loss journey for me). I keep telling myself its only 30 days, just give myself 30 days...


I'm looking forward to going back to the basics of whole, real, no processed foods. Please, if you've discovered any easy go-to meals that are quick and easy to prepare, I'd love it if you'd share with me :)

So, here we go...

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