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    becs got a reaction from DeeRT in What did you have for supper last night?   
    Mulligatawny Stew over cauliflower rice from Well Fed 2. Yum!
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    becs got a reaction from DeeRT in What did you have for supper last night?   
    Mulligatawny Stew over cauliflower rice from Well Fed 2. Yum!
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    becs got a reaction from Sarah_MT in Yes, your numbers can improve   
    Amazing results! Congrats! I have always had trouble trying to "reform" my eating and exercise habits at the same time. Too much effort all at once, I guess. This time around, I focused on getting back into a running habit first (started in July, and it took three months to really become routine), and then tackled the Whole30 this month. Sounds like you're in an awesome groove with your eating habits! Perfect time to add some extra movement to your life  I would say start small and build from there. Good luck!
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    becs got a reaction from MadGab in October 3rd start   
    Day 30 for me, too! So many NSVs, and feeling really confident about reintroductions. The holiday season scares me a bit, but I will have many opportunities to practice mindfulness when deciding what to eat. I know food freedom will be a constant work in progress, but I'm looking forward to it! 
    Also looking forward to wine this weekend  
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    becs got a reaction from MadGab in October 3rd start   
    Day 30 for me, too! So many NSVs, and feeling really confident about reintroductions. The holiday season scares me a bit, but I will have many opportunities to practice mindfulness when deciding what to eat. I know food freedom will be a constant work in progress, but I'm looking forward to it! 
    Also looking forward to wine this weekend  
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    becs got a reaction from MadGab in October 3rd start   
    Hope your headaches go away soon!
    I think just posing the question here about reintroductions helped me work through my own thoughts. I know reintroduction is a crucial part of the program, and the only time you can do it correctly is after a reset. Looking at my calendar, the time between my San Fran trip and Thanksgiving is the longest stretch I'll have without major holidays/events going on until January 15th. I don't want to wait that long to do another reset! I also want to have the knowledge from my reintroduction to make informed decisions about what food is "worth it" during all the events coming up. That being said, I think I'll just reintroduce after this Whole30, and think about doing another one starting January 16th.
    Reintros will hopefully look like this:
    Days 32 to 33 - Reintroduce alcohol, keeping everything else Whole30 compliant ( yes, I know it should only be one day, but I don't care! My best friend + San Fran is worth it)
    Days 34 to 36 - back to Whole30
    Day 37 - Reintroduce non-gluten grains
    Days 38 to 40 - back to Whole30
    Day 41 - reintroduce cheese
    Days 42 to 44 - back to Whole30
    Day 45 - reintroduce gluten-containing grains
    Days 46 to 50 - back to Whole30
    Day 51 - Turkey Day!
    I'm not interested in legumes, or any dairy other than cheese, and this schedule gives me some wiggle room in case I need to take a few extra days in between reintros. I may take a day later on to see if I can handle hummus and soy sauce (the only form of legumes that I might like to add back in). After that, I will most likely stick to the Whole30 in between the holiday parties and trips. We'll see how it goes!
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    becs got a reaction from kruddock in Meal preps   
    @kruddock - I hope mine turn out as delicious as your sound! If they do, I'll have to start making even bigger batches. Love me some frozen left-overs!
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    becs got a reaction from Mrs_T in Meal preps   
    I made a huge batch of mashed sweet potatoes for the week on Sunday, and realized yesterday that I would not make it through the whole batch by the end of the week. Decided to put half in the freezer. No idea if it will still taste good once I defrost it, but we shall see... I'm happy to see that the consensus is five days - I thought it would be less. 
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    becs got a reaction from ladyshanny in If/Then Help Needed   
    IF I find myself craving junk when I'm bored and/or watching TV, THEN I will knit/paint/go for a walk/[insert other distracting activity here] until the craving goes away.
    That's the only one I've come up with so far for myself. The new book, Food Freedom Forever, dives into IF/THEN and other strategies in depth - I highly recommend it! Still in my Whole30 at the moment, but I've read through the book, and think it will be a big help once I enter the next phase.
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    becs reacted to PatGLex in Yes, your numbers can improve   
    So, I had a university wellness health check last Thursday -- and a doctor's appointment on Monday -- with blood work and everything. I did a Whole 30 a month ago and have been eating (mostly) W30 as possible since then. The nurse taking measurements, and the doctor -- and the doctor's supervisor -- were astounded that I'd lost 40 pounds since my last appointment (only a little less than half of that on the W30 protocol, but still ) . The wellness check brought up that my high-ish cholesterol readings were now down into the optimum range (except for the "good" cholesterol, but the doctor said that was less of a concern), and my pre-diabetes glucose reading was now in the green/optimal range. The doctor is now taking me off of all prescriptions. (!!!!) I have another 50 pounds that I want/need to lose, as I'm still considered obese and my BMI and body fat are way too high. But by eating W30-compliant meals I can hopefully keep my body using its own crappy fat [lol] to fuel itself and get myself into a healthier place. Now if I can only wrangle my mind into a workable exercise habit . . .
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    becs got a reaction from ladyshanny in Fried Apples - Well Fed Blog recipe   
    I was going to say the same thing that Laura posted - I don't really care for fruit, except every once in a while, so I asked the forum if I should force myself to have some every day to comply with the meal template. The answer was "no."
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    becs got a reaction from MadGab in October 3rd start   
    I love my Well Fed 2, and I haven't even cooked from it yet. It's just such a beautifully put-together cookbook! Will definitely be perusing it at length this week to get inspiration for my weekend cook-up.
    I'm a bit behind most as I'm on Day 14, but man-oh-man are the NSVs piling up! Energy is on the rise, clothes are looser, skin is getting better, mood is awesome, no cravings, and my run this morning was better than ever. The whole popping-out-of-bed-bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed thing still needs some work, but is seems to be getting easier.
    Let's have an awesome second half of our Whole30!
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    becs got a reaction from ladyshanny in If/Then Help Needed   
    IF I find myself craving junk when I'm bored and/or watching TV, THEN I will knit/paint/go for a walk/[insert other distracting activity here] until the craving goes away.
    That's the only one I've come up with so far for myself. The new book, Food Freedom Forever, dives into IF/THEN and other strategies in depth - I highly recommend it! Still in my Whole30 at the moment, but I've read through the book, and think it will be a big help once I enter the next phase.
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    becs reacted to 4windsrider in October 3rd start   
    Well, made my little trip this past weekend. TSA, for whatever reason saw fit to give me pre-screening clearance for both flights (round-trip).  SO, didn't even have to take off my coat or shoes and the Chia Squeeze packets made it through with no problem !   I put my coconut milk into 3 little bottles and used them for morning coffee. Biggest challenge was that my flight was delayed on the way home and I had to kill time for 3 hours in an airport restaurant in Seattle with EVERYONE drinking great beer--except me !  Alaska Airlines is awesome, gave each of the affected passengers $24 worth of meal vouchers for the wait.  I had a Cobb salad with w/ oil/vinegar on the side and Perrier with a slice of lime. My coconut chips and raw almonds helped a lot for in-flight snacks.  I don't think I've ever flown without wine or cocktails before, so NSV I guess!   
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    becs got a reaction from MadGab in October 3rd start   
    I love my Well Fed 2, and I haven't even cooked from it yet. It's just such a beautifully put-together cookbook! Will definitely be perusing it at length this week to get inspiration for my weekend cook-up.
    I'm a bit behind most as I'm on Day 14, but man-oh-man are the NSVs piling up! Energy is on the rise, clothes are looser, skin is getting better, mood is awesome, no cravings, and my run this morning was better than ever. The whole popping-out-of-bed-bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed thing still needs some work, but is seems to be getting easier.
    Let's have an awesome second half of our Whole30!
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    becs got a reaction from MadGab in October 3rd start   
    Welcome to the group, Bonnie! I like the idea of lists for meal planning/staples/etc. I want to start one, just have to figure out the best way to organize it.
    I am a little late to the party with meal planning! Gotta get it done today.
    I decided to buy Well Fed 2 (already have the first book), and it's coming today. I love Amazon prime one-day delivery...
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    becs got a reaction from MadGab in October 3rd start   
    Welcome to the group, Bonnie! I like the idea of lists for meal planning/staples/etc. I want to start one, just have to figure out the best way to organize it.
    I am a little late to the party with meal planning! Gotta get it done today.
    I decided to buy Well Fed 2 (already have the first book), and it's coming today. I love Amazon prime one-day delivery...
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    becs got a reaction from BonnieStP in October 3rd start   
    Nice job saying no to the food truck, MadGab!
    My food prep was all about things I could put in the freezer - burgers, meatballs, breakfast casserole, salmon cakes, and marinated chicken breasts. I guess I'm a little wary of batch prepping fridge items like salad veggies since I'm notorious for letting veggies go bad in the fridge, but I need to remind myself that the difference now is that I'm actually eating a ton of veggies, whereas before it was just wishful thinking.
    I just ate lunch (turkey burger, sweet potato mash, asparagus), and when I opened the fridge I discovered than my husband had eaten half of my burger. Argh!!! And of course the others are all frozen... I guess that's the problem when your "diet" foods taste so darn good.
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    becs got a reaction from BonnieStP in October 3rd start   
    Hey everyone! I started on October 5th, same as kellydawne, and this will be my second Whole30 - the first was several years ago, and while I completed it without any slip-ups, I did not do the reintroduction thing, which in retrospect was a bad idea. That's what it's all about, after all! Got a copy of FFF, which gave me the motivation to start again. This time I intend to follow the reintroduction protocol, though I am a little worried about a trip to San Fran on Day 31 to visit my BF. Looks like wine will be my first reintro item...
    Did a big Sprouts shopping trip today and cooked up a bunch of breakfast items to throw in the freezer since that's my most challenging meal. I have a few more proteins to batch cook this weekend, then I should be pretty set for a good ten days.
    Hope everyone's doing well today!