pearlgirl2017

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  1. Day 18. Still here, still plugging along.
  2. Normally when using a can of tuna on a protein salad I use it plain, adding olives to it for my fat. Today I mixed the tuna in a couple of good spoonfuls of Sunshine Sauce. The sauce was cold so it wasn't creamy like you expect mayo to be, but it was still interesting. Tonight I am planning on a pork tenderloin dinner. Love pork tenderloin. And pork chops. And roasts....
  3. There is no rule saying you have to exercise. I don't belong to a gym either. It's a recommendation for a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle to be active.
  4. It's only Day 16? I can hear my brain telling me this isn't working and I might as well have that Triple Truffle Blizzard that is being advertised. Or make an unscheduled trip to the store and dive head-first into the candy corn. I keep trying to remind myself that it takes more time for some to really see/feel any improvement. So I keep chugging along...one day, one meal at a time. Nothing tasted right at breakfast this morning, and I'm completely out of greens (how did I run out of greens?). I'm not supposed to have to make a produce run until tomorrow after work. Heaven help us...
  5. GO TEAM!!! Shopping was tough Saturday. I can shop for his chips or cookies and not be tempted. But this week the store has brought out the Halloween candy. I can still walk by most of that and not be tempted, but, they had the big bags of candy corn on the endcap and I had to walk past that several times. I can make myself sick on candy corn. Those super rich little bites of joy are my Food With No Brakes. I didn't buy any. This week. Anyway, got some white and some sweet potatoes baking in the crock pot to go with some T-bones and steamed asparagus tonight. All of which there should be enough for leftovers. Make a garlic lemon oil sauce with the pan drippings and I think it's done.
  6. Got my meal plan/shopping list completed for next week. Magnifying glass is in my purse with my list so I should be ready to go. I'm going to try two new recipes this week, one for breakfast and one for dinner. Otherwise I'm going to keep it simple and familiar. The biggest thing I miss right now is my weekend ice cream.
  7. Day 12. I am now further than I made it during my last Whole30 attempt. (GOT to read ALL ingredient lists) And here comes the weekend again. Is it just me? Seems like this week has flown by. I'll be working on next weeks meal plan and grocery list today as I have time. @Mariama I love that blueberry omelet too. I wonder if there is a way to make it like a casserole to cook once, eat 100 times. Well, maybe not 100 times, but 3 or 4 anyway. I found a couple of interesting looking breakfast recipes on 40 aprons, thought I'd give this one a try on Sunday http://40aprons.com/whole30-sweet-potato-apple-breakfast-bake/.
  8. Hey @NerdyGirl, glad I'm not alone but sorry you're in the same boat. I've read that everyone is different. Some postings I've read said it took over 3 weeks for the energy to hit. I just hope my man can find the patience he needs to put up with me until then. He isn't doing a Whole30 with me, so right now he can't understand why I'm doing it if it's going to make me feel like I do. I'm going to work on keeping the bigger picture in mind, and not let his pessimistic attitude affect me.
  9. Day 11. Today I am still waiting to feel and/or see any results. I know everyone's timeline is different by days or even weeks. I feel like I am stuck in day 8. I feel so fat and bloated, not tired but not energetic yet either. I am so wishing for the energy to hit me. There is so much I need to do but I just don't have the drive to get anything done. My gut must need some major healing. The Walnut Crusted Pork Tenderloin was good last night. For my own personal taste I will cut down on the salt and paprika next time. And I had the hardest time getting the walnuts to stick, but there was enough to add that bit of something to the flavor. It made enough for the two of us for dinner and lunch for me today. I will keep telling myself - just hang in there, the results are coming, just hang in there...
  10. Day 10 almost done. I still have dinner to cook when I get home. I am bound and determined to cook that walnut crusted pork tenderloin. There are no leftovers left so it's time to cook. I have some cabbage I can steam (a modified Unstuffed Cabbage Roll) while the pork is cooking. Add some balsamic vinaigrette and I think we have it down. I had the most intense thirst today. Finally quenched it by taking my Keurig Lemon Zinger hot tea, made over ice, and adding some Perrier. Most refreshing!
  11. Dressings and sauces count as your fat. Simple lemon juice/light olive oil mix is my fav. And the balsamic vinaigrette works nicely with a lot of things.
  12. And an FYI, the crock pot works wonders for making your own broth. Here's one for chicken that I've used, seasoning it to my taste. http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/recipe-overnight-chicken-stock-in-the-crock-pot/
  13. Glad I could help.
  14. Either way, don't get let it get you too stressed out. We all want to do this to the best of our ability, but sometimes something slips by. You might want do do a bit of research in the "Can I have___?" forum, it's the yeast extract that is a grey area. There are several to choose from.
  15. Those are the ingredients that show when you look online. I think when I looked at the box in the store it shows differently. I looked at so many I can't be sure off the top of my head.