Garts Girl

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  • Birthday 02/05/1968

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    Vancouver, WA
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  1. Garts Girl

    Starting January 1, 2018

    I totally get it. I am the same way. With plenty of planning and prep you WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. Practice positive self talk. I had to do that my first go 'round which I also was not used to doing. Just practice. ;-)
  2. Garts Girl

    Starting January 1, 2018

    If you're a reader, arm yourself with the following: It Starts With Food The Whole 30 At least one of her cookbooks These helped me in my first Whole 30 (this will be my second). You will be amazed at how you feel when you're done. There will be tough times (don't get me wrong) along the way but just stick with it; we're all here too right along side you. I too struggle with cooking after work because I love to eat out. I try to chop and cook most of my meals (lunches too) on Sundays. Freeze what you can for easy pull out lunches and dinners. If you have an Insta Pot put it to work. I use mine a few times a week. I can have beef stew (stew meat, coconut milk (compliant), sweet potato, veg and spices) ready in 30 minutes (yes, that tough to chew stew meat is fall apart tender). Get lots of glassware storage containers....you'll need it.
  3. Garts Girl

    Starting January 1, 2018

    If you're a reader, arm yourself with the following: It Starts With Food The Whole 30 At least one of her cookbooks These helped me in my first Whole 30 (this will be my second). You will be amazed at how you feel when you're done. There will be tough times (don't get me wrong) along the way but just stick with it; we're all here too right along side you.
  4. Garts Girl

    Starting January 1, 2018

    I've recruited two co-workers....yay!!!! So between a huz who's crazy supportive and co-workers.....I'm super ready. I starting eating compliant yesterday to ease myself into it and am so glad I did. I noticed yesterday I accepted a mint from a family member and it didn't even occur to me until I swallowed it all down. Got to get my mind back into the program. I think I'm going to read the Whole30 again.
  5. Garts Girl

    Starting January 2!

    I too plan for January 2nd. This will be my second round. I look forward to reading this blog and staying connected.
  6. Garts Girl

    Starting January 1, 2018

    I too am starting January. This will be my second round (last one about six months ago). I recommend Instagram (whole 30 recipes and Melissa Hartwig) and all the books!! Just do it!!! You will feel so amazing.
  7. Garts Girl

    February 6th begins the new "us"

    I reintroduced dairy and I think it may have caused a bit of anxiety. I don't even know if that's possible. But, is the only thing that's different. After my bike ride my breathing was weird and my lips were stuck in a pucker for a couple hours. Very strange
  8. Garts Girl

    FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!

    I think we must all be in a similar poo canoe. Oh joy. Oh, and I love my coconut milk. I dislike coconut meet itself because it has a plastic texture to me. But the milk out of the can is amazing and in my coffee every morning.
  9. Garts Girl

    February 6th begins the new "us"

    I am seriously going to have to get that cookbook. I love pesto. Still doing great and definitely feeling my inner feline!! Crazy thing... Now I'm starting to break out. WTF. LOOKING FORWARD TO A GLASS OF PINOT IN A FEW DAYS
  10. Garts Girl

    FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!

    I think I might have found the tiger although I woke with the beginnings of a head cold. Pants are a little looser.... Around my calves for some strange reason. Oh well I'll take it. Happy Friday all!!
  11. Garts Girl

    FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!

    I get it. Feeling much the same way. I'm tired (maybe more frustrated) and sick of this. Last night hubs said he felt bad but was going to be a pr&$k and open a bottle of wine. I told him if he did I was having a glass then I got emotional. Long story short... He didn't, and I didn't. But I really wanted to. I told him I just can't have it open in the house. It's bad enough we have a wine fridge full of my favorite grape juice. Two weeks to go Grrr OH and by the way... Where the hell is the tiger blood?
  12. Garts Girl

    February 6th begins the new "us"

    Today, I prepped the tuna salad for the raw collard greens which act as the bread or shell. Who needs glue-ten ... Not this girl. It was pretty good!! I found it on the Instagram whole 30 recipe site. It's a dude this week which I enjoyed. Tonight, I'm also making one of his recipes... Curry shrimp which I shall put on top of cauliflower rice. Should be good and tasty. I'm feeling pretty good today. Not sure if that's a fluke but I take it!!