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    glimmer reacted to melbournegirl in Whole 30 Down Under   
    I am trying to have a sweet potato every day now, got some for $1.50 a kg too, and pumpkin for $1 at an Asian grocer.... Much cheaper than eating nuts for sure. Going to the mulgrave farmers market tomorrow, it's on every Sunday
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    glimmer got a reaction from melbournegirl in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Thanks juzbo, when I look at what I ate that day i don't think it was enough. I really only had carbs in the morning. Today I had a sweet potato with lunch hoping it sees me through.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Mich in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Day 17 strange day. Sitting down to write this and I am struggling to remember what I ate which is cool because it. Means I am less focused on what I eat, but frustrating as I want to write it down..lol
    Lets see
    B eggs, turkey mince , sweet potato some sort of green veg coconut oil
    Prewos boile egg
    W.O. Jumping chins, incline bench, the 4x15-20 reps dumbell squats plates, shoulder press, step ups with dumbells and reverse grip lat pull downs
    P.woS sweet potato boiled egg
    L: salad of some sort with chicken and turkey
    D: red Thai curry fish, cauliflower rice.
    Another strange th ing happened today ..I didn't eat all my breaky...I was full..so I stopped eating before the plate was empty ( what is this strange concept). I couldn't quite bring myself to throw it it he bin so put it in the fridge.
    Same thing happened at lunch
    Not so much at dinner..dinner was. Inhaled..lol
    Also got some soaked almonds dehydrating/activating so will be interested to see how they go.
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    glimmer reacted to Rara1982 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Not me but I get amazing sausages and meatballs and steak etc from GRUB www.grassrootsurbanbutchery.com. Not sure if they ship Australia wide or just NSW.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Derval in Derval's W30 #5   
    Nice work on the deadlifts strong lady!
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    glimmer got a reaction from Mich in Michelle's Whole60   
    Day 10 already! Awesome. Fruit as a stand alone snack does that to me as well, I have to be careful and have it with meals if I have it at all.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Mich in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Not sure yet..it is a big decision : )
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    glimmer reacted to Rara1982 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Glimmer it's just along from the bacon and sort of near the smoked salmon at the edgecliff one if that helps!
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    glimmer got a reaction from SarahEmily in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Hi Julia, thanks I guess the 1st thing to do is to plan a weeks worth of dinners and buy lots more fruit and veg and meat than you th ink you will eat.
    The forum is a wealth of info as well as I am sure you are discovering
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    Day 15 (HUMP DAY). !! All downhill from here baby : )
    B: 7.301/2 chicken breast, 2 eggs tomato sweet potato spinach cooked in coconut oil
    L:1.30 salad beetroot and tuna 1/2 an avocado ( not enough lunch)
    Snacks4.30 handful almonds couple of cherry tomatoes some cucumber
    Pre work out snack: 6ish egg, turkey mince
    Workout: jumping chins, 2x8 squats then 4 rounds of 15-20 rear foot raise lunge, push-ups, romanian deadlift, dumbell rows
    D:8pm 2 omgpaleo chicken burgers salad sweet potato and avocado
    Ok day 1 of my cycle, cramps and tiredness and headaches but no chocolate craving...go figure...could murder a large glass of wine but am not going to..lol
    Have decided to reward myself for my 1/2 wayness with some new converse sneakers. : ). That is way cooler than wine.
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    glimmer got a reaction from SarahEmily in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Hi Julia, thanks I guess the 1st thing to do is to plan a weeks worth of dinners and buy lots more fruit and veg and meat than you th ink you will eat.
    The forum is a wealth of info as well as I am sure you are discovering
    .
    Day 15 (HUMP DAY). !! All downhill from here baby : )
    B: 7.301/2 chicken breast, 2 eggs tomato sweet potato spinach cooked in coconut oil
    L:1.30 salad beetroot and tuna 1/2 an avocado ( not enough lunch)
    Snacks4.30 handful almonds couple of cherry tomatoes some cucumber
    Pre work out snack: 6ish egg, turkey mince
    Workout: jumping chins, 2x8 squats then 4 rounds of 15-20 rear foot raise lunge, push-ups, romanian deadlift, dumbell rows
    D:8pm 2 omgpaleo chicken burgers salad sweet potato and avocado
    Ok day 1 of my cycle, cramps and tiredness and headaches but no chocolate craving...go figure...could murder a large glass of wine but am not going to..lol
    Have decided to reward myself for my 1/2 wayness with some new converse sneakers. : ). That is way cooler than wine.
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    glimmer got a reaction from SarahEmily in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Yep first one.
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    glimmer got a reaction from SarahEmily in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Day 14 ( 2 weeks hey!)
    B: 7.30leftover chicken with tomato zuch sauce, sweet potato carrot and beetroot hash, silverbeet and pesto
    S 10.30 black coffee
    L: 1.30 roast pork with apple sauce, salad with cucumber tomato, mayo, avocado, roasted beetroot
    D:5.30 (early but going out at 7 so ate with kids) lamb chops sweet potato salad
    Well here is TMI. My period arrived today and for the first time in living memory no PMS...: 0
    Lots of energy, finally got around to doing the pantry clean out task I was supposed to do at the start but didn't have the energy to do it : )
    Slowly catching up.
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    glimmer got a reaction from bonnynancy in New Paleo Moms' Whole30 Log!   
    If you already have the eggs boiled and you have mince/sausage meat around scotch eggs are a great/easy/compliant protein and fat for a packed lunch.
    I make mini frittata things ins muffin tins with sautéed meat and veg and then scramble eggs and coconut milk, pour over the top and bake.
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    glimmer got a reaction from melbournegirl in Melbourne, Australia goes Whole30   
    Bahaha! Hope you didn't hurt yourself too much.
    Oh and when are you having all us melbourne peeps over to try this pulled pork?!? Sounds amazing.
    I had planned to do a massive cook. Up today but it just didn't happen, tomorrow is another day.
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    glimmer got a reaction from SarahEmily in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Day 14 ( 2 weeks hey!)
    B: 7.30leftover chicken with tomato zuch sauce, sweet potato carrot and beetroot hash, silverbeet and pesto
    S 10.30 black coffee
    L: 1.30 roast pork with apple sauce, salad with cucumber tomato, mayo, avocado, roasted beetroot
    D:5.30 (early but going out at 7 so ate with kids) lamb chops sweet potato salad
    Well here is TMI. My period arrived today and for the first time in living memory no PMS...: 0
    Lots of energy, finally got around to doing the pantry clean out task I was supposed to do at the start but didn't have the energy to do it : )
    Slowly catching up.
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    glimmer got a reaction from praxisproject in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Thanks dancer...I actually think winter would,be easier as you can fill up on yummy soups and stews.
    Juzbo- that makes sense about the seasonal thing. I struggle,with the different between fruit as dessert and as "part of the meal" today I had a nectarine after eating my tuna salad. Is that dessert, or part of the meal? And no I don't want nectarine in my salad. Lol
    Day 11
    B: 7am. Sliver beet, spring onion, zuchinni hash sautéed in coconut oil, 3 eggs
    9am work out (hard work..not enough carbs for breaky)
    PwoS: 10.30 2 hard boiled eggs, sweet potato and spinach...ah that's better : ). Coffee
    L: 1pm tuna mixed with mayo and pesto on lettuce cucumber and tomato, nectarine
    D:7pm roast chicken cooked with ghee rosemary and thyme stuffed under the skin, roast sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower and green beans, strawberries and blueberries
    Discovered organic jarred garlic which is compliant, awesomeness!! I hate chopping garlic. The brand is Jensons..will post in sourcing food thread when I remember : )
    Also go big bunch of beets for $3. Roasted them up when we cooked the chook...mmm beets...my new favourite carb source.
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    glimmer reacted to jrustdc in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ...they eat 5 eggs in one day without blinking.
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    glimmer reacted to Karin Cournoyer in How do I stop the cravings for food in the evening?   
    I had this same problem in the very beginning of my first Whole 30, and honestly, to get through it, I ate some fruit in the evenings. I know it was probably a substitute for dessert, but I eventually stopped, so in the end, I think it was worth it. A few things that helped, I made sure to eat a little more at my evening meal. I found that if I ate enough, I would really not feel hunger or cravings afterwords. Also, if I felt like I still needed something once I sat down for the evening, a cup of herbal tea was usually enough to distract me.
    Hope that helps!
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    glimmer got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Basa would be fine. I picked up some snapper and prawns on special today so will use those.
    Coles has Jensens Organic Garlic. : ) organic compliant garlic in a jar, ingredients are garlic and vinegar.
    http://www.jensens.com.au/products_organic_products_edit08.asp
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    glimmer reacted to Derval in Melbourne, Australia goes Whole30   
    Ha ha throw in some Irish vernacular and we're having a smut fest!
    Urban Dictionary
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    glimmer got a reaction from melbournegirl in Melbourne, Australia goes Whole30   
    Hahaha. ( sorry praxis for trashing your place)
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    glimmer got a reaction from melbournegirl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    So far I have discover Aldi is awesome for organic things like tomato paste and butter (ok no butter allowed but for general primal eating). They also have big bags of almonds, walnuts etc quite cheaply and I always seem to score fruit and vege bargains there.
    Aldi does a range of grass fed beef
    Coles and Safeway are both stocking coconut oil now, and Safeway has started stocking Kale and baby kale.
    If you have a Bushy Park fruit and veg near you they have good organic eggs
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    glimmer reacted to melbournegirl in Whole 30 Down Under   
    I reckon you need to eat something like fruit after fish LOL. When/if I am feeling worried about planning extra fruit with meals, I have it first - problem solved (in my books). I do have fruit with coconut milk on occasion after smaller meals. This is not technically compliant perhaps but as long as it is random not a habit it works for my whole30+ goals. I dont want to lead you astray of course... But we do have to own our own whole30 so it works for us. At the end of the day no one else will care as much as ourselves how we did with the program and whether we got the best we could out of it short or long term IMHO
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    glimmer got a reaction from DancerMan84 in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Awesome idea..now what part of the forum does that go in? Just in the journal bit?
    So Day7!!! I can't believe it is a week,down..woohoo!
    Good day, happy, even temper, reasonably energetic (until I hit the gym...gotta look at timing of pre-work out snacks for 7pm workouts) and even took the kids shopping without killing either of them.
    B:7.30 am left over rump steak, 1 egg, sweet potato and zuchini hash cooked in coconut oil,,sautéed green something's (might have been gai-lam or spinach)
    Neve thought I would,be cool with eating steak,for breaky but look at,that!
    L: 1pm. Pork and veal mince mixed with 1/2 a tomato, spring onions on top,of,a,big bowl of salad greens with 1/2 an avo on top
    PwoS: 5.15ish. 1 curried egg made with homemade mayo, chicken thigh fillet, coffee
    D: 8.15 one pot chicken , sweet potato. Banana, apricot with almonds and walnuts and coconut cream
    So I have made it to 1 week and I am feeling pretty good. Celebrated this milestone by purchasing some yummy tea and heading to the gym to lift heavy things...life is,good.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Carolyn Koron Parise in Giving up wine for W30   
    Mmm wine how I miss you...but it is ok we will be together again in Feb : ). This is how I am getting through Jan with no wine..
    My hubby is not being to supportive and is sitting on the couch with a glass...time to go do something else.