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  1. Thanks to everyone for their support the last 30 days. There were days I would not have made it without you. I had my compliant breakfast this morning. ...not ready to give that bowl of oatmeal a try yet. I have become more sensitive to food choices and can't believe how much sugar is in almost everything. Lots of fresh vegetables in my future.
  2. I boil a dozen eggs at a time as they are a quick portable source of protein. These last two weeks we've grilled enough meat to last several days. Pork butt in crockpot is good for several meals. Double soup recipes. I always have salad makings available. I usually have chicken cooked and homemade mayonnaise for a protein salad. Canned tuna for standby although it's not my favorite. Bake sweet potatoes in large batches. They freeze well and can be defrosted and heated in microwave. It has gotten easier. The first week it seemed like I spent all my time in the kitchen!
  3. Walnut crusted pork tenderloin in the oven. Will have green beans, beets and potatoes with it. Had to eat a late breakfast (brunch) today. Omelet with peppers and mushrooms, guacamole and cantelope. Board is quiet today. What's everyone up to? I'm thinking I'll extend my Whole 30 for a few days. All the children will be home for Father's day so I've got to decide what will be on the menu. I'm thinking the pulled pork. Does anyone have a compliant barbeque sauce recipe? I just didn't care for the one with the sweet potatoes and I'm a sweet potato lover.
  4. Wish I could say I made my water quota. I need to work at that today. I need that extra push to get through these last days. A lot I like about Whole 30 but really do miss my oatmeal. It will probably be the first food I try to reintroduce and see how it affects me. I had sausage, green beans and a pear for breakfast. Just couldn't do the egg this morning. I have an acorn squash I'm going to bake. I'll probably have half with my lunch and the other half for dinner. I'm leaning towards salmon for my protein source. A neighbor gave me kale out of the garden. She started Whole 30 yesterday. She said she makes chips with the kale. Toss with a little olive oil and sea salt and bakes in the oven until crispy. I might give it a try and then I might just saute it. As you can tell I'm kind of "wishy, washy" with my menu today. After watching my husband eat a Bojangles fried chicken breast and a biscuit last night, my flounder, salad. and green beans didn't quite make the mark! I need to go the grocery store. Grocery shopping done. I feel more in control now that I have more compliant choices. As you can tell, I like variety. My dinner on Thursday is always a late one as I have Pilates at 5:30. I will have a mini-snack before I go...a protein and a fat, usually a boiled egg with homemade mayo or guacamole. Then eat my regular meal as soon as I can get it on the table after I get home. That way I'm not super hungry and grabbing the wrong thing when I walk in the door. I'm beginning the think dinner for breakfast might be a new normal for me.
  5. Wish I could say I made my water quota. I need to work at that today. I need that extra push to get through these last days. A lot I like about Whole 30 but really do miss my oatmeal. It will probably be the first food I try to reintroduce and see how it affects me. I had sausage, green beans and a pear for breakfast. Just couldn't do the egg this morning. I have an acorn squash I'm going to bake. I'll probably have half with my lunch and the other half for dinner. I'm leaning towards salmon for my protein source. A neighbor gave me kale out of the garden. She started Whole 30 yesterday. She said she makes chips with the kale. Toss with a little olive oil and sea salt and bakes in the oven until crispy. I might give it a try and then I might just saute it. As you can tell I'm kind of "wishy, washy" with my menu today. After watching my husband eat a Bojangles fried chicken breast and a biscuit last night, my flounder, salad. and green beans didn't quite make the mark! I need to go the grocery store.
  6. I hope everyone has had a good day. I've been sticking with it and have felt really good the last two days. I've about decided that bananas are a trigger food for me, especially when I eat with breakfast. Seems like I'm hungry all day. So going forward I will try to stick with the berries. Husband grilled steak and chicken Saturday night with extras for me to have the last two days. Certainly cut down on meal prep time. Tomorrow I'll have a fresh start with fish probably for dinner. A friend dropped off green beans, zucchini squash and a cucumber. I will cook the beans tomorrow. I need a really good recipe for the zucchini. I usually make zucchini bread but that is a definite no. Saw the water drinking comment and although I am a good water drinker, I don't get near enough if you go with the recommendation. I'll have to try harder. What brand of bacon are you buying? I haven't found anything that was compliant. Need to keep looking I guess.
  7. I've only had the homemade mayonnaise so can't compare. I think the ghee had a funny smell/taste so when I finished what I had bought I did my own clarified butter. i've not followed any other forums but know I'll need to follow something/someone to keep myself accountable. I so don't want to go back to my major sugar addiction but can't see myself doing totally without. My plan is to end the mindless sugar grabs but make it be something occasionally worthwhile.
  8. I switched this morning for breakfast I fried an egg served it over a bed of sauteed spinach and had sausage. It was a change from scrambled or an omelet. For lunch I made the sweet potato soup. It went together quickly and was delicious. In addition I had a salad with leftover steak with the homemade ranch dressing. I threw in some chopped olives for a little added fat. I don't want a repeat of yesterday as it seems like I was hungry every two hours. Not enough fat and too much fruit. Tonight I'll have grilled chicken, squash, rutabagas that are leftovers from the weekend. Hope everyone's day is especially good.
  9. Whew! Got through yesterday but it was tough. Need to rethink my template as I was really hungry last night and nothing seemed to calm it down. I think not enough fat and too much fruit. May have been short on the protein too ....shrimp with steamed spinach topped with a boiled egg. I started to make a tossed salad but didn't. That would have probably helped. Just when you think you got it figured out you need to regroup. Today will be better. Chicken and steak prepped for salads and leftover cooked vegetables. Breakfast continues to be a challenge. Tired of eggs so it may be more meat and vegetables.
  10. Has anyone else noticed the difference in their grocery cart? I just got back from the store and was amazed that over half my cart was fresh fruits and vegetables. The rest meat and olive oil. Big change for me. No processed food, dairy or bread. (or cookies!!) I still get what I perceive as hunger. So I'm not really at the full and content all the time. I am either drinking a glass of water or hot tea when I feel hungry. No change in the looseness of the clothes for me. However I am eating way more meat and fat than I have previously. I figure it will eventually balance out. I did have someone at pilates comment on my arm muscles. Thank goodness no end of the year celebrations for me so I haven't had to deal with pizza, doughnuts, etc.
  11. If it's any consolation, my dreams last night were all about cake.....all kinds, chocolate, coconut, caramel, etc. I'm with you. The sugar urge is still strong. I'm not hungry. Just continue to think about the things that I know are not good for me. To add insult to injury, my dinner plans for tonight were to roast a chicken. Well, thank goodness, i continue to read labels. My chicken contains carrageenan. What the heck? I knew it was in dairy products but never thought it would be in meat. So dinner plans have changed. Probably fish. I have leftover rutabagas and I picked yellow squash from my neighbor's garden last night. Will attempt my famous squash casserole but make it compliant without the cheese. I know we are in the final days but now I'm concerned about the reintroduction period. I know sugar will always be a trigger food for me so need to be thinking about how I'm going to handle it. I can't imagine none at all but know a little always leads to a little more and so on. I'll get it figured out I'm sure.
  12. Vguck , I used the butternut squash soup recipe in the whole 30 book. I took a shortcut in using a bag of frozen butternut squash. I buy mine at a local Publix store but don't know what is available to you. I've made it twice so you know it must be EASY. Goes together pretty fast and is delicious. I made the classic chili today and my husband even ate some. We both thought it was very good. I had mine with a side of rutabagas. Of course husband had crackers with his. I am definitely a grazer so consequently hardly ever was full or satisfied. My 10:00 PM ice cream habit was the worse. Of course, a lot of boredom eating too. Going to bed is a good idea but then wake up during the night hungry. Today is the first day that I could say I felt really good instead of I'm so tired. Maybe tiger blood is kicking in?!?
  13. Butternut squash soup, scrambled eggs, and blueberries with my coffee for breakfast. I'll have a salad with the pulled pork for lunch. Making chili for dinner. Haven't decided what will go with it. Will inventory my groceries and make menus for the final leg. Have a great day!
  14. I've eaten the butternut squash soup for breakfast. I hadn't thought about the egg drop soup. That sounds good. Not much cooking for me today. Lots of leftovers in refrigerator so I've been eating what's on hand. I did make another batch of mayonnaise and the ranch dressing. I hope everyone is doing well and can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Stay focused. We're going downhill.
  15. I think we all may be somewhat in the second half doldrums??? I made the pulled pork yesterday and it was delicious. Had enough leftover for several days so I had a salad today with some of the pork. I made the tangy barbeque sauce but was not impressed. Just not satisfied or wanting to eat what's in the refrigerator. I'll make the butternut squash soup this afternoon to have for later. Don't know what can be the cause of the headache this far into it. Sinus maybe? Your food choices look good. i guess it's time to pull up the big girl panties and hunker down. We're over half way and know how the plan works. Just got to stick with it as we know we can!