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  1. Maggieb123

    Starting 4/27, FOR REAL THIS TIME!

    Day 11 for me and I couldn't be happier!! I am starting to get sick of the same ol' food, but I changed it up over the past few days.... Meals: #1 Leftover beef burger with guac and some greens #2 Salad with homemade vin and can of Tuna #3 W30 fast and easy Sheet pan Pork tenderloin and carrots with some Potato salad I whipped up this morning. I am feeling pretty good today. Still have a headache and some digestive issues, but hoping to shake those in the next couple days.
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    Starting 4/27, FOR REAL THIS TIME!

    Welcome to all end-of-April W30 starters!! I am on day 6-- woo hoo! Meals today were pretty standard: #1 Leftover Egg foo Young-ish #2 Leftover turkey stir fry #3 Roasted Broccoli and Shrimp sheet pan I have been chugging along this time trying to keep up the momentum-- it seems like the days are flying by! Food is starting to taste better and I am losing my need to snack (just today) so I think I am adjusting to meal portions that work for me. Making up my grocery list now for next week and trying to "plan" for success. I'm more of an on the fly kind of dinner maker, but I know if I plan out my meals I can save money and that is motivation for me.
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    Starting 4/27, FOR REAL THIS TIME!

    Day Five I can't believe it!! Meals Today: #1 Scrambled eggs with last bit of Guac I had in the fridge (it was no longer green) and carrot sticks *again* #2 Nom Nom Paleo's Egg foo young-ish-- OMG this was good! I didn't have fish sauce so I added a squirt of anchovy paste and added some compliant sausage instead of the ham, but WOW! It may be my new favorite! These eggie hockey pucks are both crispy and soft it's amazing. See link to recipe: https://nomnompaleo.com/post/5568966009/egg-foo-young-ish-spinach-egg-ham-coconut #3 Last of the leftover turkey chili topped with some arugula and pepitas Plus I have about 5 leftover pancakes in the fridge for breakfast **double pat on back**
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    Starting 4/27, FOR REAL THIS TIME!

    Welcome bestyearyet! I am happy for any and all support (and recipes too!) WE CAN DO IT!! Day four for me today **Pats self on back** I had the weekend off away from a computer screen so I have not posted my meals but I have stuck to plan and keep trucking along. Today I had: #1 Scrambled eggs with a spoonful of guac and carrot sticks. #2 Last of the Curry salad over arugula and half an apple my son wouldn't finish. #3 Turkey stir fry with cabbage (my version of egg roll in a bowl) and a fried egg on top (my favorite whole30 meal) Also, I discovered that I forgot to take my starting weight/measurements. I am pretty okay with this as I won't really be tempted to jump on the scale now to see if I've lost anything, as I have with almost every other whole30 I have done! I am just focusing on how I feel this time. After only 4 days I can say I feel really good! I skipped my usual sugar withdrawal headache this time (although it could still be in the coming days) and I am already noticing an improvement in my belly bloat and energy levels.
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    Starting 4/27, FOR REAL THIS TIME!

    Hello again! I've got day one under my belt **high fives self** Meals today: #1 3 scrambled eggs in coconut oil with an apple and spoonful of almond butter #2 Curry chicken salad** (homemade mayo--another high five for me) over greens and cucumbers #3 Roasted Asian Pork meatballs and roasted broccoli **I make it with poached chicken breasts, apples, celery, tons of spices-- I have about 8 cups of the stuff I am set for a couple days! Also, I prepped a ton of hard boiled eggs/ roasted some sweet potatoes for emergencies and salads and am going to try my hand at some turkey chili with sweet potatoes tomorrow for dinner. Already running out of food, but this could be because I emptied out all the non compliant goodies so it looks pretty lonesome in my fridge. Maybe I'll go to the farmers market tomorrow! Here's hoping....
  6. Hello Internet! I am approaching my start date (4/27)and I just received Melissa's "Whole30 Day by Day" book in the mail today-- it's getting real! This will be my fourth round but it has been a while since my last one! I am starting to get worried, not about my meals but the times I eat them. You see, work graveyard shift from home (9p-5a) five days a week now and I am also a full time mom to a normal sleeping toddler. I usually get about 4 hours before my son is up and then we get our afternoon nap time of another 2-3 hours if I'm not meal prepping.... When should I eat? I keep going over my schedule and I don't know where three meals are going to fit. I guess one around 10am (let's call that breakfast) one after naps around 4pm (lets call this lunch) and one before I start my shift 8:30pm (let's call this dinner before you go to bed 8 hours later) I guess I will just have to go ahead and see how I feel after a few days. Luckily I am off work the weekend of my start so I am able to sort of keep track of my hunger for the first days without worrying about when I will sleep as much. Does anyone else have a difficult work schedule? How do you make it work? Many thanks in advance!
  7. Hello Internet! I have decided, after several months of trying to complete a whole30, that I am actually going to do it this time. I am just out of excuses. I completed several successful rounds back at the end of 2016 (eek that seems like a long time ago) and beginning of 2017. Then my husband and I took the slow roll back into eating the standard american diet and now I am not sure how I got right back where I started. We have moved, I started a new job working nights (so sleep is my challenge), and now I have a super active toddler who likes to get into just about anything that isn't bolted to the ground. I remember how good it felt. I remember the sleep-- oh the SLEEP! I digress... I know how to meal prep, I can cook, I just haven't been willing to give up ice cream and wine until just now. It's been too long, whole30-- let's catch up. Anyone with me??
  8. Hello all! I have completed 2 whole 30s with my husband and had great success losing all my baby weight, and a host of NSV to boot-- We are taking a break over the holidays for obvious reasons, but I like to keep all compliant foods in the house and just have the occasional non compliant once a year holiday food here and there. We plan to start another round in the new year. Anyways-- with the holidays and being busy I have really been slacking on my meal prep, and thus even thought I have a host of compliant ingredients lying around I can't seem to bring myself to make a meal. I love to cook normally, but I think I am in a rut. Any suggestions for stupid easy meals that are easy clean up, little prep, & awesome??? I'm getting sick of salads with a can of tuna.
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    Starting Monday, 10/24- looking for support group

    Day 31 WHOO HOOOO!! I'm feeling great and practically jumped out of bed this morning because I knew I could get on the scale--I've always dreaded weighing myself so I can't believe that I wanted to thaaat bad! I'm down another 10 lbs from my first whole 30 back in september (-10 lbs then) so this makes it 20 total! You all really helped out with the recipe shares and I felt like you held me accountable and I could vent to someone other than my hubby! Thanks everybody and have a great turkey day!!! I'm gonna crush a glass of wine tomorrow. Maggie
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    Starting Monday, 10/24- looking for support group

    These recipes look AMAZING!!! My mouth is watering-- I'd never think to puree the onions and make a gravy with the chicken-- Maybe this will be my Monday next week dinner-- Thanks!! Day 27 B-Spaghetti Squash and fried eggs L-carrots, leftover roasted veggies, hard boiled eggs-- fridge clean out! D-Mahi Mahi and Zoodles cooked in parchment with lemon juice and Ghee Feeling good and ready for this to be done so I can get on that scale! ( I know it isn't as important as how I feel, but I just associate the number going down with my health and curiosity kills cats but I am staying strong!) #NSV a shirt I haven't been able to fit into since before I got pregnant I wore yesterday
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    Starting Monday, 10/24- looking for support group

    Day 23!! One week left to go! I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving since I am having some serious food boredom lately.... I am making the mashed potatoes for the family so we'll see how that goes. I am planning on bringing a compliant side in addition to the mash--maybe roasted brussels sprouts & squash with pomegranate seeds to make it pretty & then I can fill my plate with that and not be tempted too much with the pumpkin pie. Feeling pretty good these past few days! I know my husband is-He has been whole30 with me but weighing himself and he lost 15 lbs between the two semi back to back whole30s we've done (took off about 2 weeks and felt so crappy so back on!) That scale is calling me.... B-Scrambled eggs with spinach, salsa, & avocado L-(wasn't too hungry by 1pm) leftover kale & chorizo soup- just a couple bites, a banana and some carrot slices with home made mayo D-Baked Sole with carrots and green beans with Ghee, mustard and lemon juice. Anybody have good crock pot recipes or something different??? I'm getting seriously bored of the normal rotation.
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    Starting Monday, 10/24- looking for support group

    Day 22 Had a dream about eating cookies last night-- I almost woke up disappointed in myself before I realized it was just a dream! I was in a fender-bender yesterday and no one was hurt, just dents on my car-- but having that stress and adrenaline all I wanted was a candy bar or whole pie or bottle of wine.... I didn't succumb, but I keep having these moments where I realize how sugar addicted I really am! This is my second whole30 but I am still learning about how I use food for stress & anxiety. It is hard. I wanted a treat-- I mean, every fiber of my body was saying "Come on! you've had a rough day and it's not your fault, so have a little treat. You deserve it! It's gonna make it all better. No one will ever know." I know better than that, and the moment passed, but I can't say I wouldn't have cracked if the circumstances were different. I'm just lucky I wasn't backed into in the parking lot of a Krispy Kreme. Not that I would be in the parking lot of a Krispy Kreme during a whole30, but you know... B-Spagetti squash and fried eggs L- Not sure yet-- about to rummage around for a salad with beets and some tuna D- Egg roll in a romaine lettuce wrap.
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    Starting Monday, 10/24- looking for support group

    Day 19!! I am feeling pretty good today-- Got great sleep last night-- Like a baby! B-Leftover turkey Egg roll bowl, coffee L-Pear and some spinach salad with beets ( I know no protein, but I feel good & full) D- Stuffed Zucchini and tomato sauce over some spinach-- I'm excited about this one!
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    Switching to vegetarian whole 30?

    Thanks Shannon!
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    Switching to vegetarian whole 30?

    I think I will be more careful with my intros this time. Last whole 30 I didn't re-introduce properly, so I am still not 100% sure what is effecting me. It was rough-- I had wine, gluten, and goat cheese all at once and lead to some serious depression, so I was back on the whole 30 wagon as soon as possible! How much protein is really needed? I know on the whole30 it is a palm sized portion every meal, but I am finding I feel full with less-- How much protein do you really need a day? I guess it is up to the individual.