Whole30 Month 11 Results

@just4him (124391)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
July 11, 2018 7:39am CST
Okay, my weigh in was July 4, and being a holiday, I weighed myself at home, since the YWCA was closed. I know the scales are the same, so I'm confident I have a correct reading. The fact is I gained two pounds. Now, it isn't a lot, but it is discouraging. I was hoping the picture would show progress with inches lost, but I can't see any change, so I've been sitting on this plateau for a while now. No, I'm not giving up. Before anyone tries to tell me how to eat healthy, and what proportions, and what to cut out and what is best. Let me just let those of you who don't know what the Whole30 food program is. Number one, it's not a diet program. You do lose weight on it because you're eating healthy. I can eat meat, fish, and poultry. Due to my allergies, I can't eat chicken. I do eat a lot of turkey. No deli meats. No dairy, except eggs. I eat a lot of eggs a month. I can eat most vegetables, not all. No peas, corn, or dry beans. I can also eat all fruit. No sugar of any kind, no soda, no alcohol. No breads or grains. Whatever is not mentioned above, is what I eat. I also only eat two meals a day, a large breakfast, and a medium to large supper. I snack on fresh or frozen fruit, thawed. So, for the last 11 months, I haven't had any sweets, no pasta, no dairy - so no ice cream in these hot summer months. I've made some progress, losing on average 30 pounds total. Foods I found that are Whole30 compatible: Almond flour - because it's a nut not a grain, and Avocado oil mayo - does not contain any sugar, also almond butter, sugar free. I can eat all nuts, but due to my peanut allergy, peanuts, peanut butter and any peanut related foods is off my diet. What I drink - lots of water and tea. I'm not a coffee drinker. Also Cashew and Almond milk. They're a great substitute for regular milk, and lasts a lot longer. With the picture above, I am discouraged, but I'm not quitting this food plan. It is working, and I'm healthier than I have been in a long time. As for exercise, I'm in the pool almost every morning - Monday to Friday, and I'm now back in the fitness center again. My knees are finally ready for the workout again after the mishaps from a month ago. Though I skipped the fitness center this morning. My right knee was very bad, but I was able to finally get the massage they needed in the hot tub/whirlpool this morning. Those jets felt great against my knees. So, I should be back in the fitness center again tomorrow. That's the food program, and what I can and can't eat. When you consider I only eat twice a day, I'm really not eating all that much. And I'm eating healthy. Thanks for reading.
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@sol_cee (16921)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
11 Jul
Why the name Whole30? What does it mean?
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@LadyDuck (171500)
• Switzerland
11 Jul
Because it should be a 30 day diet.
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@sol_cee (16921)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
11 Jul
@LadyDuck I thought about that Anna-san. And whole means?
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@LadyDuck (171500)
• Switzerland
11 Jul
@sol_cee It means that the diet is based on "whole foods". It is one of the most popular diet even if It was selected as one of the worst health trends for 2013 by Health Magazine.
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@LadyDuck (171500)
• Switzerland
11 Jul
Do not feel discouraged, you lost a lot, it happens to have small changes in weight, this does not mean that you are on the right track.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
Thank you.
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@LadyDuck (171500)
• Switzerland
11 Jul
@just4him Summer is a bad timing for diet, because the body needs less calories due to the heat and it retains more water.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
@LadyDuck I agree. I do drink more water.
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@sharon6345 (135952)
• United States
11 Jul
I am sure you will begin to lose once again. I went through the same thing too. I am not having the ice creams candy or cookies, I cut out all sodas but I know where I went wrong. I bought coffee. I gained 2 pounds from that. I wish you luck but I must say it's wonderful what you have done so far.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
Thank you. I've heard a number of people tell me it takes a long time. I just don't have patience. This is definitely a teaching opportunity for that.
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@sharon6345 (135952)
• United States
11 Jul
@just4him You are right it sure is but if you need a reminder of how far you have come. Look at the first image you took.
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@Daelii (5825)
• United States
11 Jul
@just4him it does take time! My Dr said that a lb a week loss is ideal/ max. Doing more can be dangerous!
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@Daelii (5825)
• United States
11 Jul
Don't be discouraged! Its likely muscle! Anytime someone regular works out (swimming, walking) etc you are using and strengthening muscle! Muscles actually help burn more calories than fat alone.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
Thank you for that encouraging word. I have no intention of giving up. I would just like to see continued results somewhere. My friend at the pool told me not to worry about it. It all takes time. I'm impatient. Not a good trait, but I have no intention of giving up, not when I'm feeling better than I have in many years. By the way, this is what I hope to get back to. I know I was 18 on that picture, but I was 115 pounds, and that's my goal weight.
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@Daelii (5825)
• United States
11 Jul
@just4him you look so young there!! Keep at it, and in time you will get there!
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
@Daelii Like I said, I was 18. I know I won't look that young when I reach 115, but I still should look similar to that picture.
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@SIMPLYD (81659)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Because my father is diabetic, I fear to be one too. Thus, I cut on sugar , black coffee only and avoid sweet beverages. I eat sweets such as cake but on occassions only. I also lessen my rice intake. I noticed I began losing weight since my pants all loosened up. I don't like that because I just want to retain my body built and weight. So, I sometimes would have sugar on my coffee and sometimes none. I eat more protein and i eat more. I regained my lost weight again.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul
Diabetes runs in my family too, and I'm glad to say, I haven't contracted this disease. I hope you don't either. I'm glad you regained your necessary weight.
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@SIMPLYD (81659)
• Philippines
13 Jul
@just4him Oh, so your family too. Let's just maintain our healthy lifestyle so we will not have it.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jul
@SIMPLYD I agree.
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@marlina (76768)
• Canada
11 Jul
Don't give up. You are doing good. The loss will come again.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
I hope it does. No, I'm not giving up.
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@marlina (76768)
• Canada
12 Jul
@just4him Good for you for not giving up.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul
@marlina Thank you.
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@marguicha (100471)
• Chile
11 Jul
Sometimes we gain some weight for a couple of days. You have to check the overall ciphers.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
I agree. That's why I like to see the pictures as well.
@dya80dya (4790)
• Romania
11 Jul
This takes time. Keep up the good work!
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
Thank you. I will be.
@responsiveme (16835)
• India
11 Jul
I am going in inches , my tailor just told me..Oh dear.anywY as long as we are healthy
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
Yes, that's the good thing.
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@Courtlynn (55714)
• United States
11 Jul
I know it doesn't seem it right now, with it saying you gained; but you're doing a great job. And I know you'll lose again, and get to where you want to be. .
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul
Thank you. I appreciate your vote of confidence.
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@Courtlynn (55714)
• United States
15 Jul
@just4him very welcome. Also, i feel like there is a difference in these.. at the wrists where the braclet is.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
@Courtlynn That's my watch. It's definitely getting looser.
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@NJChicaa (45002)
• United States
11 Jul
I think your body has gotten used to what you've been doing and you aren't going to lose any more unless you make a change. If I were you, I'd start cutting calories. Eliminate some of the bananas and potatoes each day, the guacamole, stuff like that. I know you don't have to count calories with Whole30, but as you know Whole30 isn't designed for weight loss. If you want to lose weight with it, you DO need to take into consideration how many calories you are consuming. Obviously, at this point, it is too many for your body to continue losing weight.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
I did a calorie count a few days ago of the day when I ate the most, and I came to around 1000, that was a heavy eating day. I am cutting down on potatoes, and even substituting sweet potatoes, but not often. I'm trying to limit my bananas to two a day.
@NJChicaa (45002)
• United States
11 Jul
@just4him Skinnytaste has tons of ideas for Whole30 compliant meals. Check it out if you need some new ones.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul
@NJChicaa Recommended daily allowance is 2000, and I know it was less than that.
@Kasjnak (1601)
• Romania
12 Jul
I have quite the opposite problem. I eat a lot, but my body actually burns food while I'm eating. Did a test some time ago, me and my wife decided to eat the same amount of food, we had identical meals and we did a weigh-in before and after. Well, we both had one pound of food and the weigh-in for her showed she gained exactly one pound. Mine showed I gained only 4 oz... Apparently I must eat at least 3400 calories/day, otherwise I'm losing weight . To me it seems you're doing ok, keep exercising and stay healthy .
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul
It sounds like you have a high metabolism. Thank you.
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@Kasjnak (1601)
• Romania
13 Jul
@just4him indeed. My body burns calories very fast . It's good if I want to be thin, but not so good for my internal organs, they work too much and that's gonna be a problem later.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jul
@Kasjnak Sometimes the metabolism slows down as we age. So, I hope it won't always be a problem for you.
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@Hannihar (40256)
12 Jul
@just4him Valerie, thank you for clearing all that up for us. Gaining two pounds is not that bad. I am sure you will lose that fast. Glad to know it is a program and not a diet. I was in OA and I for one know that diets were not the answers. OA had too where one could learn how to eat healthy. I liked the part about giving up things. Keep up the good work. You look fantastic and I know you will get to your goal weight. You are a determined person.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul
Thank you. Yes, I am determined.
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@Hannihar (40256)
13 Jul
@just4him I know you are because I see the picture below and you telling us you were not fat before so I know you want to get back down to that thin person again. I am so glad you found the program that works best for you and you did not do a diet thing. I found throughout the years that when i went on a diet they did not work so had to find something that would work for me and I found OA. I do not go to it anymore but learned from it. In the beginning I still did not understand it but one day someone said something that stuck and that is how I learned. I have given up some things and also I do not eat a lot like I once did. As a matter of fact there are days I do not get hungry at all and when we have fast days it is easy for me to fast even not drinking too.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jul
@Hannihar I fast occasionally, not often. I can't go long without water. I'm glad you found a good program too. Thank you. I know I'll get there. It will just take time.
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@snowy22315 (51282)
• United States
11 Jul
You may want to consult with a nutritionist to see what they recommend..Sadly, you are in kind of a hard place..because your physical condition probably.isn't going to enable you to probably do as much aerobic activity as you might need to do to lose weight a bit faster. Maybe more than a monthly weigh in is in order.However, you have made great strides and kudos!!
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul
Thank you. I went to a nutritionist a couple years ago. What she did, I could have done on my own, which I have done. I was expecting more and received a lot less from her.
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@snowy22315 (51282)
• United States
12 Jul
@just4him Maybe you need another one..I am sure they are not all created equally.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jul
@snowy22315 I'm sure they're not, but since I'm getting results with the Whole30, I'll stick to eating healthy and losing the healthy way.
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• United States
12 Jul
Every one of our bodies is different. Our hormones have a lot of play into how we keep our fat and how easy it is to get rid of it as well. You are making progress and that is definitely what matters. Is cashew milk tasty?
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul
Delicious! Also more calcium than cow's milk. Thank you.
• United States
12 Jul
@just4him That is good to know. I may pick up a carton the next time I am at the grocery store.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jul
@DianneN (82574)
• United States
11 Jul
You are doing great, so don’t give up. The pounds will come off. On our walk last night, my son told me it’s best to eat smaller meals more frequently and to watch my daily calories. After looking at his body, I began today. Off for a beauty treatment. Hopefully I will see you later.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
Have a good beauty treatment. I've tried having the smaller meals. It just doesn't work for me to eat more often. When I get into one of my 'hungry' days, I'll eat three meals, but that's rare.
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@DianneN (82574)
• United States
11 Jul
@just4him Thanks. It wasn't as bad as I expected. He has laughing gas now, but I opted for the local anesthetic. I gave myself a headache for nothing it seems. You do what you feel works best for you. I'm going to have a huge dinner now. Lol!
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul
@DianneN I'm glad it wasn't as bad as you expected. I bet the phone call from your trainer helped. Yes, it's the best way.
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@iniaku (791)
• Indonesia
12 Jul
Is sounds good.i think your way to loose weight is fun.not have a strict diet but still can loose weight ?? now i try also do something to loose some weight, so i can use a dress i want to wear
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul
I hope you can.
@iniaku (791)
• Indonesia
13 Jul
@just4him yes thank you
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@amadeo (70721)
• United States
11 Jul
Looking good there Val.Keep up the good work
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul
Thank you.
@amadeo (70721)
• United States
11 Jul
@just4him my pleasure have a good balance of the day ther.
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@rakski (21139)
• Philippines
15 Jul
Sometimes it will always be in plateau. Do not lose hope.
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
I'm not losing hope. I've started a new exercise machine.
@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Jul
don't be discouraged... I think you are doing very well... and I think you can definately see the difference in the picture above...
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@just4him (124391)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
I'm glad you can see it. Thank you.
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