Lyn1

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    Lyn1 got a reaction from jilligan135 in Where do you draw the line in Paleofying foods?   
    Wow, this is all so helpful. Thanks! I guess it's what the food in question means to each individual person. I have to admit, I was looking for a treat. I love treats! ....and am a sugar addict. So, I better stay away from the "milkshakes". (sigh)
    Also, I'd better not make the fried chicken recipe I saw on this site for the July 4th meal ideas. I LOVE fried chicken!
    I have to say though, after I'm done with the Whole 30, I think I'll have paleofied treats instead of the "real" thing. It's much healthier, right?
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Renata Sue King-Dewar in Manage your mobile forum(s) via Tapatalk   
    I just got it! Really nice!
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Raven in Stevia   
    Okay, the re-training your tastebuds thing makes sense to me.
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from mrb in About to get started and scared!   
    No fear! The first 3 days are the hardest. Then, it gets much easier. I have found that social situations have been easier to deal with than expected. No one has asked (or even appeared to notice) that I've been eating differently. As long as I don't make a big deal out of it, they don't either.
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from RJandJoe in Can a 13-month old get enough nutrition from coconut milk?   
    Hello!
    I am wondering about giving coconut milk to my baby. Ideally, I would like to feed her all breast milk but I don't (and have never) produced enough. Previously, we supplemented with formula but we are now giving her cow's milk. I have reservations about this so I'm thinking of switching her to coconut milk. My question is, can she get what she needs from the coconut milk? She is a very picky eater and we have not gotten her to even try most foods.
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Alison Webster in Day 30-Not a single result..   
    I don't know if this is the case with you, but on my first whole 30 I didn't lose any weight because I ate too much fruit, nut butter, and coconut everything!
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Alison Webster in Day 30-Not a single result..   
    I don't know if this is the case with you, but on my first whole 30 I didn't lose any weight because I ate too much fruit, nut butter, and coconut everything!
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Coffee   
    Yeah, I can't always get pastured eggs. When I can't I get them from whole foods. I do eat homemade mayo, but as I understand it, the lemon juice (or vinegar) chemically "cooks" the egg and kills the bacteria. I guess putting it into hot coffee would be okay though....
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from rubarb in It's HOT! What's good to not cook?   
    I hear you on the heat thing. I live in Louisiana and it is hot! Here is something I made last week that I liked a lot. (You can sub canned salmon or roast chicken for the sardines.)
    Sardine Salad in Lettuce Wraps
    1 can of sardines
    red grapes, halved
    celery, sliced
    pecans, chopped
    dollop of homemade mayo
    Mix it all together and wrap it up in bibb lettuce leaves. Yummy and cool!
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Donna in Second W30, check!   
    Good for you! BTW - I also do not lose weight on WW. I'm halfway through my first W30 and I hope to have results like yours. :-)
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Adagio in Well... I did my first Whole 30....   
    Okay, I'm going to post this as a success even though I'm not happy with the results. There are some successes to be happy about. I'll start with the good stuff.
    What I'm Happy About:
    1. I did the Whole 30 with no cheating! Yay! I usually don't stay on diets for very long.
    2. I can now wear my wedding ring.
    3. When I started, I wore a size 16 and now I wear a size 14.
    4. I have fallen in love with my local farmer's market and have so much fun finding really good veggies, grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, etc.
    5. We have gotten in the habit of eating dinner at the table with my 1 year old in her high chair. We used to eat in front of the TV.
    6. The best thing is that I no longer get that "OMG, I gotta eat NOW" syndrome. I feel like I'm in control of my food rather than the other way around.
    7. I can now get through a workout without feeling like I'm going to die. Also, my recovery is much faster.
    Things I'm Really Ticked Off About:
    1. I didn't lose any frickin' weight! ...or inches! %$#@! I started at 170 and I'm still at 170. (I'm only 5'3".) Yes, I know we're not supposed to attach meaning to a number on a scale but it still really makes you feel like crap to do a diet like this and not lose even ONE pound. Also, my measurements are pretty much the same. I don't know how this is possible and for me to still go down a dress size. Maybe I didn't measure correctly to begin with. The thing that sucks is that my BMI is 30.1. Just on the wrong side of "obese". I REALLY wanted to go down to merely "overweight" but alas, I'm still in the "obese" range. Wah.
    2. I still get tired in the afternoons.
    3. I still get headaches.
    These are the 3 main reasons why I did the Whole30 in the first place. Maybe I just need more time? I'm going to take a break and then do another W30 in a week or so. I think I ate too much fruit this time. Looking back, I can see I had fruit at just about every meal and also some snacks. Also, I went a little cuckoo on the coconut! I need to not buy coconut manna or butter. Or coconut flakes. Or have berries with coconut milk. I think I need to see fruit and nut butter and coconut products as a "sometimes" food. Not an "everyday" food.
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from jotartare in Well... I did my first Whole 30....   
    Thanks for the encouragement! The thing is, I think I would rather have lost 5 pounds than have all those things. Isn't that crazy? What's wrong with me?
    .....and Robin, you are SO right about the whole sleep thing. I haven't had a good night's sleep in......well, since my baby was born, really. I guess the best food in the world can't make-up for lack of sleep. I did exercise but not until the 3rd week. I just didn't have the energy before then.
    Also, the stress is about to go up because I'm going back to work on Monday after having been a stay-at-home-mom for the past year. I'm going to do the Whole30 again because now I have to learn how to do it while working and taking lunches on the go and having less time for cooking. Hope to see you all around. I have to say, I love this forum! Not sure I would've stayed on the program without it.
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    Lyn1 reacted to Ann in Going to have to reset my Whole30 half-way through!   
    Do a Whole17, and then start a new Whole30 after the wedding cake tasting It is definitely one of the fun parts of planning your wedding, I say go for it! And when you start your post-cake W30, it will be just that much easier, having a W17 under your belt already.
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from jotartare in Well... I did my first Whole 30....   
    Thanks for the encouragement! The thing is, I think I would rather have lost 5 pounds than have all those things. Isn't that crazy? What's wrong with me?
    .....and Robin, you are SO right about the whole sleep thing. I haven't had a good night's sleep in......well, since my baby was born, really. I guess the best food in the world can't make-up for lack of sleep. I did exercise but not until the 3rd week. I just didn't have the energy before then.
    Also, the stress is about to go up because I'm going back to work on Monday after having been a stay-at-home-mom for the past year. I'm going to do the Whole30 again because now I have to learn how to do it while working and taking lunches on the go and having less time for cooking. Hope to see you all around. I have to say, I love this forum! Not sure I would've stayed on the program without it.
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Adagio in Well... I did my first Whole 30....   
    Okay, I'm going to post this as a success even though I'm not happy with the results. There are some successes to be happy about. I'll start with the good stuff.
    What I'm Happy About:
    1. I did the Whole 30 with no cheating! Yay! I usually don't stay on diets for very long.
    2. I can now wear my wedding ring.
    3. When I started, I wore a size 16 and now I wear a size 14.
    4. I have fallen in love with my local farmer's market and have so much fun finding really good veggies, grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, etc.
    5. We have gotten in the habit of eating dinner at the table with my 1 year old in her high chair. We used to eat in front of the TV.
    6. The best thing is that I no longer get that "OMG, I gotta eat NOW" syndrome. I feel like I'm in control of my food rather than the other way around.
    7. I can now get through a workout without feeling like I'm going to die. Also, my recovery is much faster.
    Things I'm Really Ticked Off About:
    1. I didn't lose any frickin' weight! ...or inches! %$#@! I started at 170 and I'm still at 170. (I'm only 5'3".) Yes, I know we're not supposed to attach meaning to a number on a scale but it still really makes you feel like crap to do a diet like this and not lose even ONE pound. Also, my measurements are pretty much the same. I don't know how this is possible and for me to still go down a dress size. Maybe I didn't measure correctly to begin with. The thing that sucks is that my BMI is 30.1. Just on the wrong side of "obese". I REALLY wanted to go down to merely "overweight" but alas, I'm still in the "obese" range. Wah.
    2. I still get tired in the afternoons.
    3. I still get headaches.
    These are the 3 main reasons why I did the Whole30 in the first place. Maybe I just need more time? I'm going to take a break and then do another W30 in a week or so. I think I ate too much fruit this time. Looking back, I can see I had fruit at just about every meal and also some snacks. Also, I went a little cuckoo on the coconut! I need to not buy coconut manna or butter. Or coconut flakes. Or have berries with coconut milk. I think I need to see fruit and nut butter and coconut products as a "sometimes" food. Not an "everyday" food.
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    Lyn1 reacted to Derval in Do you find yourself judging?   
    Me??? Judge? Never!

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    Lyn1 reacted to Tom Denham in Do you find yourself judging?   
    I keep one copy of It Starts With Food in my car and give it away whenever I am talking to someone I like who shows some interest. I keep a few copies at my house too, so I am never without. However, I never start talking with people about food. And if food comes up, I talk about what I am cooking and how good it is. I wait for people to ask me serious questions before I share serious information about healthy eating.
    I treat food like religion. I am a religious person and am happy to share my faith, but know that pushing religion closes doors. If you really want to share your beliefs (about food or religion), live well, be open and friendly, and people will invite you to share when they are ready to listen.
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    Lyn1 reacted to JafaGirl in Whole 30 - done and dusted!   
    Thanks everyone, it feels pretty damn awesome
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from JafaGirl in Whole 30 - done and dusted!   
    Yay! Great job! Is there anything better than having to go clothes shopping to get smaller clothes?
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from LindaLee in Can I brag a teeny-tiny bit re: Crossfit?   
    I'm still terrified of crossfit. Respect!
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Adagio in Well... I did my first Whole 30....   
    Okay, I'm going to post this as a success even though I'm not happy with the results. There are some successes to be happy about. I'll start with the good stuff.
    What I'm Happy About:
    1. I did the Whole 30 with no cheating! Yay! I usually don't stay on diets for very long.
    2. I can now wear my wedding ring.
    3. When I started, I wore a size 16 and now I wear a size 14.
    4. I have fallen in love with my local farmer's market and have so much fun finding really good veggies, grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, etc.
    5. We have gotten in the habit of eating dinner at the table with my 1 year old in her high chair. We used to eat in front of the TV.
    6. The best thing is that I no longer get that "OMG, I gotta eat NOW" syndrome. I feel like I'm in control of my food rather than the other way around.
    7. I can now get through a workout without feeling like I'm going to die. Also, my recovery is much faster.
    Things I'm Really Ticked Off About:
    1. I didn't lose any frickin' weight! ...or inches! %$#@! I started at 170 and I'm still at 170. (I'm only 5'3".) Yes, I know we're not supposed to attach meaning to a number on a scale but it still really makes you feel like crap to do a diet like this and not lose even ONE pound. Also, my measurements are pretty much the same. I don't know how this is possible and for me to still go down a dress size. Maybe I didn't measure correctly to begin with. The thing that sucks is that my BMI is 30.1. Just on the wrong side of "obese". I REALLY wanted to go down to merely "overweight" but alas, I'm still in the "obese" range. Wah.
    2. I still get tired in the afternoons.
    3. I still get headaches.
    These are the 3 main reasons why I did the Whole30 in the first place. Maybe I just need more time? I'm going to take a break and then do another W30 in a week or so. I think I ate too much fruit this time. Looking back, I can see I had fruit at just about every meal and also some snacks. Also, I went a little cuckoo on the coconut! I need to not buy coconut manna or butter. Or coconut flakes. Or have berries with coconut milk. I think I need to see fruit and nut butter and coconut products as a "sometimes" food. Not an "everyday" food.
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Adagio in Well... I did my first Whole 30....   
    Okay, I'm going to post this as a success even though I'm not happy with the results. There are some successes to be happy about. I'll start with the good stuff.
    What I'm Happy About:
    1. I did the Whole 30 with no cheating! Yay! I usually don't stay on diets for very long.
    2. I can now wear my wedding ring.
    3. When I started, I wore a size 16 and now I wear a size 14.
    4. I have fallen in love with my local farmer's market and have so much fun finding really good veggies, grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, etc.
    5. We have gotten in the habit of eating dinner at the table with my 1 year old in her high chair. We used to eat in front of the TV.
    6. The best thing is that I no longer get that "OMG, I gotta eat NOW" syndrome. I feel like I'm in control of my food rather than the other way around.
    7. I can now get through a workout without feeling like I'm going to die. Also, my recovery is much faster.
    Things I'm Really Ticked Off About:
    1. I didn't lose any frickin' weight! ...or inches! %$#@! I started at 170 and I'm still at 170. (I'm only 5'3".) Yes, I know we're not supposed to attach meaning to a number on a scale but it still really makes you feel like crap to do a diet like this and not lose even ONE pound. Also, my measurements are pretty much the same. I don't know how this is possible and for me to still go down a dress size. Maybe I didn't measure correctly to begin with. The thing that sucks is that my BMI is 30.1. Just on the wrong side of "obese". I REALLY wanted to go down to merely "overweight" but alas, I'm still in the "obese" range. Wah.
    2. I still get tired in the afternoons.
    3. I still get headaches.
    These are the 3 main reasons why I did the Whole30 in the first place. Maybe I just need more time? I'm going to take a break and then do another W30 in a week or so. I think I ate too much fruit this time. Looking back, I can see I had fruit at just about every meal and also some snacks. Also, I went a little cuckoo on the coconut! I need to not buy coconut manna or butter. Or coconut flakes. Or have berries with coconut milk. I think I need to see fruit and nut butter and coconut products as a "sometimes" food. Not an "everyday" food.
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Adagio in Well... I did my first Whole 30....   
    Okay, I'm going to post this as a success even though I'm not happy with the results. There are some successes to be happy about. I'll start with the good stuff.
    What I'm Happy About:
    1. I did the Whole 30 with no cheating! Yay! I usually don't stay on diets for very long.
    2. I can now wear my wedding ring.
    3. When I started, I wore a size 16 and now I wear a size 14.
    4. I have fallen in love with my local farmer's market and have so much fun finding really good veggies, grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, etc.
    5. We have gotten in the habit of eating dinner at the table with my 1 year old in her high chair. We used to eat in front of the TV.
    6. The best thing is that I no longer get that "OMG, I gotta eat NOW" syndrome. I feel like I'm in control of my food rather than the other way around.
    7. I can now get through a workout without feeling like I'm going to die. Also, my recovery is much faster.
    Things I'm Really Ticked Off About:
    1. I didn't lose any frickin' weight! ...or inches! %$#@! I started at 170 and I'm still at 170. (I'm only 5'3".) Yes, I know we're not supposed to attach meaning to a number on a scale but it still really makes you feel like crap to do a diet like this and not lose even ONE pound. Also, my measurements are pretty much the same. I don't know how this is possible and for me to still go down a dress size. Maybe I didn't measure correctly to begin with. The thing that sucks is that my BMI is 30.1. Just on the wrong side of "obese". I REALLY wanted to go down to merely "overweight" but alas, I'm still in the "obese" range. Wah.
    2. I still get tired in the afternoons.
    3. I still get headaches.
    These are the 3 main reasons why I did the Whole30 in the first place. Maybe I just need more time? I'm going to take a break and then do another W30 in a week or so. I think I ate too much fruit this time. Looking back, I can see I had fruit at just about every meal and also some snacks. Also, I went a little cuckoo on the coconut! I need to not buy coconut manna or butter. Or coconut flakes. Or have berries with coconut milk. I think I need to see fruit and nut butter and coconut products as a "sometimes" food. Not an "everyday" food.
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Maycat in First Restaurant Success!   
    I am on day 15 of my first Whole 30 and I have been avoiding going to restaurants because I was afraid I might end up eating something wrong. Anyway, today I went out to eat for the first time since starting my W30 and I did it!
    First of all, we went to a Greek restaurant (which I think has better food choices than most). I ordered the combination gyro and chicken shwarma salad and asked them to leave off the feta and the dressing and to bring me some lemon slices and olive oil. I also ordered baba ganoush and put it on the salad as well.
    I wasn't even tempted to eat anything else! Yay!
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    Lyn1 got a reaction from Ann in Day two...the strange thing I miss the most is...   
    Getting on the scales! I miss that much more than any food. Weird, right?