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  1. 2 points
    DAY 3 RECAP: I am starting to miss my snacks and sweets. I almost went off plan yesterday, not from a craving, but from sheer habit. I was making lunch for my daughter to take to work, foods that are off limits for me, and I almost licked the spoon. I caught myself in time, but it made me think of all the times I "grabbed just a taste" of something without even thinking about it. It made me realize how easy it would be to slip up. But I didn't! So on to Day 4 !
  2. 1 point
    LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    R1D14 (25) It was a good day yesterday! I did a good job of getting up and planning my day without being, or feeling, rushed. I had my coffee and breakfast before picking up groceries, and I got home and all of that packed up/put away before heading to PT at 10:00. Weekly meal planning was next and then lunch. We were heading over to visit some friends for dinner and a house smudging, and they were so sweet to make the whole dinner W30 compliant. She's was texting me ingredients from the grocery store; we just love their family! I did much better than I expected sleeping without the television. I got a solid 7.5 hours in with only two small "wake-ups", and I fell back asleep quickly. I think this helped set up the whole day, and it was a success! Breakfast - scallion omelette with chicken and veggies topped with marinara, coffee with Nut Pods Lunch - sauteed cabbage with spicy mayo, curried tilapia, steamed broccoli Dinner - grilled chicken and veggie skewers, roasted asparagus, roasted potatoes, cherries
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    ShannonM816

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    This page has descriptions of all the books, it might help you pick which would work best for them: https://whole30.com/which-whole30-book/ Personally, if you think they'd read It Starts With Food, I'd get them that one, for the explanations. It didn't feel at all new-age or weird, to me, it just made sense as I read it. The Whole30 is good for a step by step how to do a Whole30, it has some very basic explanations of why, but not as in depth as ISWF. If you think they're pretty on board with trying it, but want the guidance of what exactly they'll need to do, that's probably a good one.
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    Roasted cauliflower is SO tasty and filling! I try not to eat so much, but I always do. That diagnosis does't explain much does it. It does make me wonder if my aunt's bouts of dizziness were food related. I'd never imagined there could be a connection. Yours sounds pretty extreme - TWO years?! How does one function! And the entire food reaction process is so difficult - especially if a symptom can be delayed. Here's to Whole30 (clink of the glasses) and hopefully it helps winnow out what is a trigger.
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    Ended up just having baked broccoli with the chicken thighs. Eating an entire cauliflower turns out to be really filling
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    Meal 1: sauteed broccoli stem, wombok, carrot and capsicum with seasoned salt and balsamic topped with pork sausage Meal 2: an entire damn cauliflower baked whole and topped with olive oil, lemon juice, dijon and capers. It's was a small one, but Sheesh. Little bit of pork sausage. Not a template meal. Meal 3: crispy skinned chicken thighs, roasted pumpkin, broccoli, brussel sprouts tossed with baby spinach and balsamic.
  7. 1 point
    Emma

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    Day Fourteen - This was a close one. We went to dinner at a friend's house and I told my husband to tell him I was doing Whole30 and I also planned to pick up an organic sweet potato at the store to cook and eat if I couldn't eat anything. No organic sweet potatoes at the store! So I bought soda water and ice cream for others and we went over. The dinner was great...almost....chopped veggies (squash, onions, carrots) sauteed in something that smelled tasty and spicy, salad, and salmon. So, good Whole30er that I am, I asked what the marinade was and he said, "Soy" along with other things. Ugh. I really did think about just going for it and calling it a reintroduction practice, but I didn't. Instead I said I wasn't doing soy and he pulled out some coconut aminos and doused another filet of salmon. So....I ate okay and I really appreciated being able to be a guest who wasn't rude and I appreciated knowing somebody who didn't really bat an eye at accommodating me. No veggies aside from a few carrots in the green salad and I'm really really tired which I think is because of the lack of carbs at dinner. And lunch. My lunch was two burgers with a bunch of tomatoes, onion, and mizuna greens.I also had an Epic bar and I think my mouth is lightly reacting. I keep saying I need to back off the nut bars, but so far I haven't. I did back off of eggs somewhat which is good. I went to the gym this morning and I did the workout. It was 30 minutes of walking with little 30 second bursts of slow running every two minutes. It was actually really, really good and I felt great after. I would have run more, but I need to be ultra mindful of injuries and I am joint injury prone and I'm pretty elephantine on the treadmill which can't be good on the joints so I followed the program. This evening, I noticed a little something in one of my ankles when I went down stairs, but that's okay. Tomorrow I'll just do the stretches. I was also in an EXCELLENT mood after the walk/run thing. My mood crashed over other things (envious of others and their jobs, houses, lives, open road...) which I recognized might be aggravated by my lack of enough food so I ate. Amy_Michigan - No oven is rather the pits. Steamed veggies are not for me. That's what I used to think veggies were till I fell into the Whole 30 world. I wish we had a Trader Joe's because I'd try out those roasted veggies. I also can't imagine what they'd be like, but I'm cool trying things. Off to bed with me. I have a headache. And my eyes are really, really tired of focusing. Tomorrow.
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    Wow, #recipegoals. You are rocking it. Yeah the slump sucks, but the fact that you are making such delicious food and finding time to exercise too is amazing. I love to hear people taking the advice from people on the thread..makes me want to keep with this longer and stay part of the little whole30 community. Hope the soles work out for you.
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    @Jihanna Great advice, thank you. I feel less stressed after seeing a few places that claim to have paleo options, now I just need to look at their menus and ask questions. Eliminating the stress helps to feel in better control of the situation.
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    Diagnosis is vestibular migraine, because they can't pinpoint anything else. I question how someone could have a migraine for 2 years straight, but given my first round fixed it and my migraines have usually been food triggered, they may be right. It's still bizarre. It takes 2 or so weeks on round for it to go away, too, which didn't fit with food triggered migraine...
  11. 1 point
    ShannonM816

    Need Help with this menu!!!

    You're going to have to ask lots of questions about ingredients. There's no way for us to be able to say for sure what is whole30 and what isn't just by looking at this menu. Guacamole might be okay, some of the ceviche might be okay, the arugula salad without the dressing (either bring your own or ask for oil and either vinegar or lemon or lime) is probably ok, but double check that they don't have cheese or corn or beans or tortilla strips on it, you can probably add avocado and check if any of the proteins they offer with it would work -- you don't want anything breaded or dredged in flour, and most marinades have sweetener or soy sauce so you may need something that isn't marinated that can be dry grilled or cooked in olive oil. You might eat before you go and order the salad just to have something if you don't have time to check on ingredients beforehand, just to be sure you won't be hungry.
  12. 1 point
    Thinking of only doing three weeks instead of four - ha - don't do it don't do it. step away slowly from that thought process. (Though I get it!!!!) It's nice that your husband is chipping in a tad amount. That helps the process. I keep catching myself almost licking my fingers when I'm making the kids their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. ooof - it's rough reaching for a paper towel instead. We are doing well.
  13. 1 point
    DAY 3 DINNER: Pan seared cod over a bed of arugula drizzled with lemon juice. Cherries Cantaloupe Water
  14. 1 point
    Emma

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    Day 14 - I slept about seven hours and woke up when the dog came in to tell me it was time for breakfast. I was almost awake anyway in that dream state where the dream had been already going on forever. I've now been drinking my coffee and next will be a trip to the gym since my husband is home to watch the kids. At the gym, I'm going to stretch and then do 30 minutes on the treadmill following the day one of nonetorun which is walk two minutes, slow jog 30 seconds. My feet and ankles are stiff this morning as they frequently are so I will try being extra good about stretching. The rest of the day....clear up my mess on the table, pay bills, organize my work plan, work out in the yard shoveling, farmer's market (without getting caught up in garage sales on the the way), more work in the yard. I could run to Lowe's to pick up a saw, but if I do that, then it takes me that much longer to get back home and start doing anything. We have no plans and no guests for dinner so the day doesn't have to end at any particular time which is good. I'm worried my plans will not line up with my reality. The good thing is that I'm no longer caught up in netflix like I was. I've got a show I'm semi watching while working on simple paper projects, but nothing pulling me to the sofa. Or maybe no longer the same need to sit on the sofa. My most recent googling has been about posture and the ugly bump on the back of my neck (from poor posture). I have no idea what my skull should feel like on my shoulders because I've spend my life doing it wrong. Okay - goals for today: Meditate, Practice, Whole30 And - oh - get the kids to meal plan before I go to the Farmer's Market so I can pick up the appropriate produce hopefully. And oh no - did I share that our oven is broken. That means no roasting vegetables unless I can do it on the grill. I have no idea if that would work.
  15. 1 point
    Emma

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Wow - only four hours of sleep before. Seven and a half is a huge difference. And then how much does THAT contribute to overall mood. Pretty cool you slept well and think it will work without the tv. I still need to go read the NSV's. I read them once a while back, but should probably check them out more.
  16. 1 point
    Emma

    Starting July 16!! Successes and woes!

    You had a GREAT day. Not necessarily the energy slump or all the time doing shopping and cooking and dropping kids off, but read back over your post and look at everything you're getting done. And you're walking three miles!!! And you swam laps. I'd need some chill time if I did all that! You're getting a lot done - and shoes too! I know people who are using CBD oil and think it helps with skin stuff and some for sleep. I thought about using it for inflammation. I don't think it would hurt to try, but I wouldn't bother till you're further along in Whole30 because sleep should get better for us as the month progresses. I'm still planning to go swimming Monday morning. Gulp. You too? Five thirty is a ridiculous time to drop off the dog!! Sleep well.
  17. 1 point
    Day 12- TGIF? Meh, I miss my wine. Overall, not a bad day. Got everyone to school, and then made my breakfast. I bet you can't guess what it was...yup eggs. And some fruit, but really all I taste is eggs. After breakfast, I caught up on the Whole30 forum. Then I did my 3 mile walk. It has been warm here, and unfortunately super sunny. Which means after walking 5 days this week, my arms and shoulders are burnt because I forgot sunscreen. I was still feeling pretty good after my walk so I ran over to the pool and swam 8 laps or so. Still feeling good, so I ran to a Sprouts that is a bit away from my house (b/c the one by my house is independent and doesn't carry the good stuff I need) and picked up some necessities. Of course there is no way everything I need would be in one store, so then I ran to the Sprouts by my house and got the pork for the slow cooker carnitas I am going to make tomorrow, and then the only store that carries my mineral water flavor I like. I went to pick up my son from school, and that is when I started going downhill. I felt great and energetic in the morning, but by 115p I was losing it. I made sure to eat my lunch (cauliflower rice taco bowl), and had lots of water. I also has my iced tea because, well, caffeine. After I picked up my daughter at 240p from school, I was totally wiped again. Even still, I got all the stuff for dinner together, and did some chores around the house. I then sat on the couch feeling so tired, and got to read some. It was short lived. I got a text from the husband that said "Jason is hungies!!" So that was my queue to start dinner a little early. There is something with this slump between 2ish and 6ish that just sucks. My husband tells me it is because I went from doing not a lot of anything, to doing something. (insert eye roll) Well obviously that will take a bit of a toll, but it is not everyday I feel like this. I know I am eating enough. So it isn't that. And lots of protein, so not that either. I can't figure it out right now. Hopefully it will resolve itself in a few days. Right now it is less of Tiger Energy or whatever, and more of like a bobcat cub energy. They need naps like I need naps! Dinner was Thai Curry Meatballs on butternut squash noodles. It was ok. The meatballs and sauce were good, but it was supposed to have carrot noodles. The store was out so I subbed the squash noodles and they were super bland. It was fuel in the body so whatever. Here are some random thoughts for the day... While I was at Sprouts (the one further away from me) I noticed that they carried CBD oil (cannibus oil, but not the part that makes people high or whatever). I have heard a lot about how some people who have trouble sleeping use it. Although my sleep has definitely gotten better on the W30, I still feel like I am not getting enough rest. It is still difficult to actually fall asleep, and I am tired when I wake up. I wonder if that is something I might want to try? It will take some research I am sure. Anyone have experience with this stuff? Ohhhh! I ordered some new running (ok let's be realistic wogging- walk/jogging) shoes. They will be here on Tuesday! And another positive for today, I found out the Navy Exchange (department-ish store on base) sells the shoe inserts someone on here was talking about (can't remember who and can't look or I will lose all my typing!). That is good news because they are discounted a little. I will take any damn help I can get! So Hooray! Well I am off to bed. Apparently the person I am dog sitting for in the morning thinks 5am is an acceptable drop off time. I am hoping to be able to get on and do some writing over the weekend, but who knows with my family. I don't get that quiet, no one around me time Saturdays and Sundays. Happy weekend everyone! Stay strong!
  18. 1 point
    Carolinek

    Starting August 1

    Day 6 here and doing OK, good luck!
  19. 1 point
    Maximina

    Starting August 1

    I am on on Day 2! Good Luck to you!!!
  20. 1 point
    Phandy

    Starting August 1

    I started today also, good luck to everyone starting today...
  21. 1 point
    artemis

    Starting August 1

    Congrats and good luck to you too!
  22. 1 point
    Hey Kara! Just thought I'd share my experience extending a Whole30. I extended my 3rd Whole30 to 45 days. My main motivation was to cement my meal prep and healthy eating habits and really ensure the addictions to sugar/carbs were thoroughly broken. I kept on for another 15 days with no reintroduction. I'm sure there are some Forum answer and I know I've seen a Blog post about it but if you're really looking to see improvement in a preexisting health condition I would advise against re-introduction then doing another 30days. I'd wait to reintroduce when the full 60 is over. However...your 10th Anniversary is a BIG deal. You want to enjoy that event. And ultimately we are all looking to enjoy Food Freedom and be able to have cake or a glass of champagne at an occasion like that but then get right back on it. You could keep Whole30 until your Vow Renewal, enjoy it, but then get right on another 30 days and do the complete reintroduction after that. That's a lot of will power and commitment though. You need to think about what's best for you (and what will most benefit long term health and habits). Let us all know what you decide to do! You've got my support either way. And great job on everything you've accomplished so far!!! And and, I just found the blog post about extending your Whole 30...here you go! https://whole30.com/2014/08/whole30-plus/
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    Marmie

    Starting August 1

    I am also starting August 1, this will be my first time and looking forward to it. I know it will be hard at times but for heath purposes I'm willing to try. I cook a lot so preparing food won't be too bad but I love in a household that will not be doing this so things I can't have will be right in front of me but I know I can do this.I wish everyone luck on their goal.
  24. 1 point
    docblwell

    Starting August 1

    Congrats to you guys! You should post your weights and measurements and keep in touch with each other as a way to stay accountable and form a little support group. That is a major contributor to success.
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    artemis

    Starting August 1

    Awesome! Good luck to us both. :)