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  1. jamk321

    January 2nd start date

    I had a hard time finding Tessemae's at Whole Foods as well. Some options were in the vegan refrigerated section and the dressings were in the pre-made food refrigerated area. Made no sense lol. I love the hot buffalo sauce. I grilled chicken and then sliced it and tossed it in the sauce. Baked sweet potato sticks and made dump ranch. Was SO good I almost felt like I was cheating, but was totally compliant.
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    Milk frother is key.... I had one come with my nespresso. Never really used it.... dug it out today and OMG.... best latte ever!
  3. jamk321

    January 2nd start date

    I think I could live on avocados! Definitely a bonus in this lifestyle change! I started on the 3rd and so far am feeling OK (surprising after the holidays- although I do miss my wine). Fortunately LA is very health conscious so it should be a little easier than some cities. I travel a lot for work and when I tried this before I always packed emergency snacks which helps.
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    January 2nd start date

    So funny I went to Costco today to pick up some beef and chicken.... my mouth was literally watering looking at the food (not that I was hungry because I wasn't)... good thing I got out of there quick! I too love having a cup of tea at night. I have also found that La Croix waters help when I want a little something extra.
  5. jamk321

    January 2nd start date

    I made the chili recipe in "The Whole30 The 30-Day guide to Total Health and Food Freedom" and it was delicious. You prep the meal on the stove and then let it finish in the crock pot. I added avocado to mine and was SO good! I would make the recipe again and add different proteins such as chicken, peppers, and avocado for more of a tortilla-less soup
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    January 2nd start date

    I made the homemade mayo in the Whole30 book..... GAME CHANGER! If you haven't made it you are missing out (if you like mayo of course). Yesterday I grilled several "perfect hamburger" patties for easy lunch options. That with a side of homemade mayo and cauliflower rice.... yummy and very filling!!
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    January 2nd start date

    I roasted several different types of veggies and just pair them with the meals as a side. For breakfast I had 2 eggs, squash, zucchini, and avocado. Kind of random, but just kind of rolled with it. Maybe even turn your avocado egg salad into an actual "salad" with lots of veggies.
  8. jamk321

    January 2nd start date

    Did lots of meal prep today- hardboiled eggs, hamburger patties, cauliflower rice, roasted veggies, sweet potato and brussels sprouts w/ balsamic reduction. I also made the homemade mayo recipe in the Whole 30 book.... OMG SO SO good! Have slow cooker chili and stuffed bell peppers on the menu for this week. Made sure I have "in case of emergency" snacks stowed in my car for when I get stuck in traffic. I have followed a similar lifestyle change in the past and learned prep is key. If you have options in the fridge, it makes sticking to it much easier- especially when you are tired after a long day of work.
  9. jamk321

    January 2nd start date

    So ready to jump on board- got home late last night from vacay so today will be my shopping/prep day. I cleared out the pantry of junk food before I left so there would be no temptations when I arrived home. Looking forward to feeling better and more energized.
  10. Day 3- I was REALLY worried about today as it kicks off my insane travel schedule for work. But fear not! I took the time to pack "emergency" approved snacks for the week. I joined a new gym and had a metabolic test where I had to fast..... talk about hangry when I got home LOL Wednesdays Meal B: 3 hardboiled eggs, mixed steamed veggies, handful of olives (I love any plan that allows me to eat olives) L: leftover brisket, cauliflower mash, butternut squash and sweet potato S: I threw a snack in there knowing I would be going about 7 hours from lunch until when I could eat again. RX Bar D: Chicken breast, Brussel sprouts, beets Feeling good and proud of my choices.
  11. Day 2 Today went well. I find the hardest thing for me is not snacking. I am definitely not hungry, but got into a habit of snacking throughout the day- its the whole mind over matter. I am satisfied and not hungry, therefore I do not need to eat. My daily mantra LOL. B: 3 eggs scrambled with bell peppers, onion, and leftover roasted squash with hot sauce. small handful of almonds for fat. I had a hard time eating the entire scramble- will maybe try just 2 eggs with lots of veggies. Black coffee L: left over dinner- brisket, cauliflower mash, roasted squash. handful of olives for fat. D: totally was not hungry! Had 1/2 chicken breast and a sweet potato with ghee. Tomorrow I have my first training session with my personal trainer. Excited but nervous too. This week will be challenging for me- I am traveling all week for work. Will definitely pack safe snacks just in case, but the temptation will be a huge challenge!
  12. Hi there! I too started this today. This is my first W30 and looking forward to the results. I travel a lot for work and know this will be a huge challenge for me. I am not doing a consistent work out plan, but plan to start working out with a trainer this week. B: 3 hard boiled eggs, handful of olives, green apple ( i missed the veggie mark for breakfast as I had not done my shopping yet) L: Beef Epic bar, jicama, carrots, handful of olives (was out and about running errands so needed something quick and easy) D: Beef brisket (from the W30 book), cauliflower mash (OMG so good with the coconut cream), butternut squash, sweet potato, cooked carrots (threw those in with the brisket in the crock pot) Prepped lots of roasted veggies, and have left overs for tomorrows lunch