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    glimmer reacted to melbournegirl in My Whole100 21.Dec.12 to 31.Mar.13   
    Just finished day17 and I have been a bit off the rails the last few days with my meal planning and meal balances (and some borderline swypo dishes.....) so its time to recap and regroup!
    Positives:
    Managed Christmas day without sugar
    Havent had any noncompliant foods
    Have had 8 hours sleep for the last ten days with only one exception (last night)
    Skin continues to improve
    My clothes are fitting well
    Managed whole30 eating and cooking while at my beach house for 10 days
    Have been active everyday except the last two (injured my foot arch slipping on a stone so giving it a few days rest)
    Was able to correlate fodmap and fruit and caffeine intake directly with specific symptoms
    Have found some digestive enzymes that help me process fat
    Opportunities/Learnings:
    Fruit causes tummy trouble and cravings and tiredness so I need to limit this
    I can manage one cup of coffee a week with only minor cravings/shakiness providing I also abstain from tea
    Goals for the next seven days (to maximize gut healing and minimize cravings):
    No whole nuts or coconut meat (chopped/ground nuts in cooking and coconut cream is fine)
    No fruit
    No caffeine
    Re-read the meal planning template and focus this week on mainly fresh/simple foods (meats/eggs and salads/vegies with some soups and simple cooked dishes and ghee and coconut oil)(having a rest from more complex cooking and spices)
    Post meals this week and re-read the first seven whole30 daily emails
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    glimmer got a reaction from kitmao in Anyone order a bulk meat before? Tips?   
    I have just gone in on a pig a sheep and 1/2 a cow...mmm cow.
    As for cuts we got roasting cuts for all 3, chops and cutlets, mince, bones for soup and lots of steaks.
    I was quite trusting and said "whatever you give me I will work out a way to use it" which has been interesting in finding recipes for 1/2 a pigs head, trotters and such but I am enjoying having lots of tasty meat on hand.
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    glimmer reacted to Michele West in Compliant Chicken Broth   
    The nearest stores that have compliant broth are over an hour from me. I'm making my own! Cheaper and tastier!
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    glimmer got a reaction from Nicole in Cooking for a vegetarian tomorrow...   
    If you google "raw food vegan" you might find something that your friend can eat that would also fit the whole 30 requirements.
    Or just do a good old lamb roast for everyone, with a lentil loaf/nut loaf for your friend.
    Sweet potato chips in coconut oil are good too, especially with cinnamon on the spuds.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Derval in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Ok Day 4 -tired, lethargic, headaches sugar cravings
    B: sweet potato and zucchini hash coconut oil with 2 fried eggs and 1/4 avocado
    L: tuna, beets olives tomato cucumber grated carrot baby spinach
    S: coffee with coconut milk, hard boiled egg
    D: roast lamb, pumpkin, braised kale, carrots and broccoli
    Today I hit the wall...until I had dinner..lol..mmm I think I ate at least 3 palms worth of meat..it was gooood! The dog was sulking as the fatty bits I would usually feed her went in my gob.
    Feeling human again after that
    Add more red meat and fat!
    ETA: no fruit today...although I have been tempted, but I am determined not to eat the stuff if I am craving sweet.
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    glimmer got a reaction from captainninjapeters in I want chicken nuggets.   
    I used to coat chunks of chicken breast in egg and almond meal and fry those in coconut oil. Not sure if that is ok or not?
    Maybe just coat them in egg a coconut and try it o it?
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    glimmer reacted to SarahEmily in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Hey just want to wish you goodluck with your whole30! Im down under too, living in NZ!!
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    glimmer reacted to amyayers2 in 100 Days of Awesome "Whole 100" Group Log   
    Rough day today...not food wise though. I went to the gym for a workout and brought along "It Starts With Food" so I could start re-reading it. At the end of my workout, another patron on the treadmill next to me made a comment about the book. He apparently didn't know the context of the book because he looked at me and said, "You don't need to lose weight. You're too thin. You need to gain weight. If we all ate right all the time, we wouldn't have to be doing any of this." (meaning we wouldn't have to work out).
    I'm assuming he didn't mean anything bad with his comment, but he made an assumption about me without knowing anything about me. I'm a 34 year old stay-at-home mother with 2 boys. Yes, I am thin. I'm 5' 11" and 145lbs. However, I wasn't always thin. 15 years ago as a sophomore in college, I weighed 245lbs. I had issues with both body image and eating. Food was my comfort for anything that I became emotional about. And I've always been very emotional/self-conscious about my weight. When I went Paleo and first read "It Starts With Food" 4 months ago, I became more aware that it's not about how I look, it's about what I put into my body to make it feel it's best. And I've felt so much better in the past 4 months than I've felt in a long time! The comment I got yesterday about needing to put on weight brought back all of the feeling of being overweight. I was picked on constantly and told that I needed to lose weight. Having someone tell me the opposite made me feel bad about my body again, and I wanted to eat. I almost dug into the kids holiday candy because I knew it would satisfy my emotional state. But I didn't. I know that I'm better today than I used to be, and I don't need to turn to bad food to make myself feel better. Instead, I made lunch.....as awesome chicken salad and some spaghetti squash w/ avocado.
    When my husband talked to me about it last night, I felt myself become very defensive. I've talked to him about my weight issues before, but I don't know if he'll ever really understand the emotions I dealt with growing up. Talking about it in this forum now, I find myself much more relaxed. I know that I'm not going to be judged, just supported in my efforts to heal my body from years of bad choices. Thank you again for starting this thread!!
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    glimmer got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Icecream that's not SWYPO?   
    http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/1645-coconut-water/page__p__13851__hl__+vita%20+coco__fromsearch__1#entry13851
    Just found this...going to keep drinking my occasional glass of vita coco coconut water in this heat wave.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Icecream that's not SWYPO?   
    http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/1645-coconut-water/page__p__13851__hl__+vita%20+coco__fromsearch__1#entry13851
    Just found this...going to keep drinking my occasional glass of vita coco coconut water in this heat wave.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Derval in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Praxis,
    8 drumsticks, 4 thigh fillets ( I am sure chicken breasts would be fine). I like it with thigh fillets as it is easier to feed to my kids that way
    Marinade - 2 shallots, 1 leek, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 3 table spoons apple cider vinegar, as much basil as I could get out of the garden and salt to taste
    I (well hubby) cooked them on the barbie. 10 mins high, then turned it down to medium and about 25-30 mins I think.
    It was sooo good. And we have leftovers which means no cooking in tomorrow's heat wave. Also roasted some beets while we had the webber going.
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    glimmer got a reaction from praxisproject in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Day 2
    Breakfast leftover broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini , grated sweet potato, 2 eggs, coconut oil cooked up into bubble and squeak.
    lunch: lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, tuna, olive oil/vinegar, blueberries
    Dinner: modified damn fine chicken cooked on the barbie, sweet potato chips, lettuce, fennel,cucumber, tomato and carrot salad with olive oil/vinegar
    My workout was mid morning so felt no need for pre and post work out snacks, breakfast and lunch was enough.
    Not missing milk in coffee which is good. Feeling surprisingly good..was expecting to feel awful today (Day2 hangover). Maybe that will hit tomorrow. I am surprised at my low inclination to eat fruit as I tend to be a bit OTT on the stuff especially in summer.
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    glimmer reacted to Robin Strathdee in International Group?   
    Hi all! Feel free to start a thread or two in the Sourcing section so you can find each other easily.
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    glimmer got a reaction from melbournegirl in Whole 30 Down Under   
    This being the 1/1 in Aust was to be day 1 of this challenge for me, however in my sleep deprived state I drank coffee this morning that hubby made that had milk in it.
    So I will start again officially tomorrow.
    Now the old me, the me that used to be obese would have gone off and eaten any old thing, but the new me has been compliant.
    Breakfast, chicken, spinach and basil scrambled eggs some mango and watermelon
    Lunch: salmon with carrot and beetroot salad, spinach and walnut salad
    Dinner chilli and lemon prawns with green spaghetti.
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    glimmer got a reaction from heathera in Starting January 2nd, 2013   
    I am having a small sulk, I have planned and shopped and was ready to cook up a storm tomorrow to be ready and my oven has stopped working : (
    I am ow trying to re-jig everything so I can cook it on the BBQ
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    glimmer got a reaction from heathera in Starting January 2nd, 2013   
    I am having a small sulk, I have planned and shopped and was ready to cook up a storm tomorrow to be ready and my oven has stopped working : (
    I am ow trying to re-jig everything so I can cook it on the BBQ
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    glimmer reacted to lins432 in First foods for babies?   
    Avocado was my first's first food and I will do that again with my 4-month-old. I am going to do baby led weaning from the beginning this time. I think that method is amazing and much more natural. I once watched a friend feed her 8 month old puréed avocado! That made no sense to me at all. Just dice it in tiny bites and let the baby go for it!
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    glimmer got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Prepping things ahead of time   
    Anything that can be made with mince, chilli, shepards pie, "spaghetti" sauce etc.
    fruit in season such as mango, berries, banana for smoothies ( hmm that isn't whole30 though)
    Poached chicken breasts, shredded
    I also portion fish/meat etc into individual portions so I can grab and cook for one if I am in a hurry.
    Oh I tried to freeze scotch eggs....bad...lol.
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    glimmer got a reaction from heathera in Starting January 2nd, 2013   
    I am having a small sulk, I have planned and shopped and was ready to cook up a storm tomorrow to be ready and my oven has stopped working : (
    I am ow trying to re-jig everything so I can cook it on the BBQ
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    glimmer got a reaction from heathera in Starting January 2nd, 2013   
    I'm in. : )