Mountain Girl

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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from Jeanne M in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Is anybody else more scared/nervous than excited about day 31? I am so afraid of going backwards....I feel like I am scared of food now.  But I am so over being the difficult one when ordering at restaurants and being the teetotaler at a bar or concert.  But my non scale goal of better sleep which eluded me in my first whole30 has arrived this time.  I am sleeping so well. I don’t want to give it back.  
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    Mountain Girl reacted to KalinaM in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    This time next week I'll be having my celebratory glass of wine!!
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    Mountain Girl reacted to KalinaM in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Thinking ahead to reintroduction.... I like this article, it delves into what the book outlines pretty well......
    https://blog.platejoy.com/whole30-reintroduction-plan-add-back-new-foods/
    I'm wondering how to tackle reinro this time around. I know I need to focus really well on gluten and legumes. I did a fast track reintro after my first whole30 and found I had trouble with legumes..... but didn't have time to really separate the different legumes to see how I reacted to each individual type (Ex Soy vs beans vs peanut butter vs peas) before we left on our vacation in which I wanted to be completely done with reintroduction by then.... and by the time I did reintro to gluten, I was having morning sickness due to being newly pregnant, so I'm not sure if the gluten was making me react or just pregnancy hormones!!! I did learn last time that I'm completely fine with nongluten grains, dairy, and the occasional glass of wine. This was a BIG relief because starting the whole30, I thought I might have to breakup with dairy. I'll still reintro those but I'll most likely do another fast reintro with them and do a slower role with gluten and legumes. Hope that jumble made sense!!! I need it to make sense in my brain and so I am hoping that getting this typed out will help me moving forward to meal plan the weeks ahead for reintro (my last 10 days of strict whole30 are already planned out)
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    Mountain Girl reacted to kayten in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Day.... 17?!?! When did that happen??? How's everyone feeling? Any plans for the dreaded food boredom of week 3?
    After seeing how many people on the forum were raving about the Fast and Easy cookbook, I decided to treat myself last week and bought it... And I'm so glad I did!
    So far I've made the alfredo sauce (with spaghetti squash, turkey breast and mushrooms for a "fettucine" night), chicken and zucchini skillet, kale and potato sheet pan meal, and crunchy garlic pepper beef (listed in order from most favourite to meh-in-my-opinion). All have been super fast and easy indeed! And quite inexpensive ingredients to make it, which is a major plus 
    I realized when I was planning out my running and workout schedule that I'm out of town for the next 3 weekends, and was out of town last weekend... Quite the time to do a Whole30, when you're out of town on the weekends for a month straight  
    I'm already working on next week's meal plan so we can do groceries on our way back into town and meal prep real quick Sunday night. Thankfully, I'll have a bunch of leftovers to bring with me for this upcoming trip as my husband is out of town and I'm overcooking like crazy! We travel a lot, and the inability to settle into a weekend routine has been a major detriment for me in the past. If anything, I'm kind of grateful for all this craziness during my Whole30 -  I'm really showing myself that there are no excuses, and if I'm committed enough, travel doesn't have to interfere with nutrition!
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    Mountain Girl reacted to Jeanne M in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Day 15 - what?? I made it halfway!! Reallly proud of myself for this.  Still a little early, bu I know I won’t be cheating tonight.  This is the longest eating plan I’ve stuck to in a very long time.  Always have just said “a couple of bites won’t hurt” or “it’s cheat day.”  I’m really starting to recognize the stress and things that tend to be when I reach for food.  I really think I can do this now!
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    Mountain Girl reacted to KalinaM in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    I am in full on "I'm so tired I just want to sleep mode." BUT, my toddler is in full teething mode, so sleep's not happening, mommy! UGH. I'm here. I'm hanging in there. Day 8 complete! Hooray..... that tiger blood can kick in anytime now!
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from ErikaA in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    ROLL CALL: Asheville, NC here  
    @Charlene33 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And, hey, I was in Raleigh this weekend (for the Carolina/N.C. State basketball game)
    Yesterday was a delightfully slow Sunday here. Made this for brunch. Too time consuming for a weekday breakfast, but it was amazing on a rainy Sunday morning. And I can’t remember who doesn’t want eggs, but there are a few eggless servings as made. (I doubled it....and we had leftovers this morning. I just poached some more eggs for the top)
    https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/bacon-burger-paleo-breakfast-bake-whole30/
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    Mountain Girl reacted to Gabi89 in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Day 7!! Feeling pretty good. Still fighting cravings but breakfasts like this are not so bad. Salmon cake, fried eggs, and steamed spinach with my coconut milk latte. #organic #whole30 

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    Mountain Girl reacted to april_espi in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Fun fact: burnt kale chips taste the way marijuana smells. 
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from eriefairy in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    @eriefairy if you mix your strong mayo with something else to make dips, you won’t notice..we love the avocado mayo (Though for time sake, I buy fresh in house made guacamole at my local grocery store.  Only ingredients are avocado, onion, pepper, tomato and cilantro...gives it a little more kick than just avocados).  We also LOVE the creamy roasted red pepper one. It’s awesone for dipping perfectly seared chicken breasts and roasted veggies. And if you are looking for kid friendly recipes, both are good with these
    https://www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com/2016/01/21/paleo-whole30-chicken-tenders/
    sounds more labor intensive than it is, and very family friendly
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    Mountain Girl reacted to Ckjos in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    Hi everyone! Day three was good and bad. I had a great night's sleep (unfortunately not ten hours - that sounds great @april_espi!) and felt great this morning. But I work as a preschool teacher and I noticed I was less patient with my kiddos than I usually am. I also had some stomach issues today and I don't know if it was because of an all around change in diet, or if I maybe ate something a little off.

    This evening I was still hungry after dinner and I ended up snacking on a few pistachios. I read they are allowed, but you aren't supposed to eat them often, so I am going to have my boyfriend hide them with the rest of my off-limit food. Tomorrow I am going to plan a more filling dinner and eat a little later so that I don't feel hungry and want to snack in the evening. 

    1/10th of the way through!
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from Jeanne M in February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies   
    I am starting today, too. This is my third round in just over a year.  My first went great but went to Paris on day 33 and reintroductions were blown. Did the second about two weeks after the end of the first. I am doing this one to get more info from reintroduction so I am going to have to go slowly with them. Specifically I want to break down the legumes group and the non gluten grains groups and see which ones agree with me best. Today is not a piece of cake, but I don’t want to wait until tomorrow to start. I am flying most of the day...so far had fresh veggies and compliant jerky and a larabar.  I know it’s not ideal and I need some fat soon....but I am doing my best. I have all the ingredients for a quick and easy shrimp and “grits” (cauliflower rice) for dinner tonight when we get home.
    Looking forward to sharing the journey with you all.
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    Mountain Girl reacted to DMVer in Starting January 2!   
    Happy Thursday!
    I had to eat my lunch in two phases today because of my work schedule -- oh well.
    The good news is that I went out to play bar trivia with friends last night after dinner and wasn't even hungry -- just had club soda and was fine.
     
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from dianne m in Starting January 2!   
    Ok, so I would REALLY like a glass of wine. But, I am sipping cinnamon tea and checking in with you guys instead. Last night I made the biggest batch of unstuffed cabbage rolls...counting on it for lunch today. My fridge is still full of holiday leftovers that I can’t eat...and my kids ate all the leftover unstuffed cabbage, so I had to scramble for lunch. I ended up with turkey breast wrapped around carrots and dipped in guacamole. 
    So, tonight I made my single serving of leftovers for lunch tomorrow before I even served dinner and hid them in the back of the fridge. They think there are none. I made a ton of spaghetti squash tonight. Topped it with browned house-made Italian sausage and sun dried tomatoes and pesto. It was colorful and delicious. We have a ton of leftover spaghetti squash which will return as hashbrown patties for breakfast with some eggs and a little prosciutto. 
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from dianne m in Starting January 2!   
    Ok, so I would REALLY like a glass of wine. But, I am sipping cinnamon tea and checking in with you guys instead. Last night I made the biggest batch of unstuffed cabbage rolls...counting on it for lunch today. My fridge is still full of holiday leftovers that I can’t eat...and my kids ate all the leftover unstuffed cabbage, so I had to scramble for lunch. I ended up with turkey breast wrapped around carrots and dipped in guacamole. 
    So, tonight I made my single serving of leftovers for lunch tomorrow before I even served dinner and hid them in the back of the fridge. They think there are none. I made a ton of spaghetti squash tonight. Topped it with browned house-made Italian sausage and sun dried tomatoes and pesto. It was colorful and delicious. We have a ton of leftover spaghetti squash which will return as hashbrown patties for breakfast with some eggs and a little prosciutto. 
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from dianne m in Starting January 2!   
    Ok, so I would REALLY like a glass of wine. But, I am sipping cinnamon tea and checking in with you guys instead. Last night I made the biggest batch of unstuffed cabbage rolls...counting on it for lunch today. My fridge is still full of holiday leftovers that I can’t eat...and my kids ate all the leftover unstuffed cabbage, so I had to scramble for lunch. I ended up with turkey breast wrapped around carrots and dipped in guacamole. 
    So, tonight I made my single serving of leftovers for lunch tomorrow before I even served dinner and hid them in the back of the fridge. They think there are none. I made a ton of spaghetti squash tonight. Topped it with browned house-made Italian sausage and sun dried tomatoes and pesto. It was colorful and delicious. We have a ton of leftover spaghetti squash which will return as hashbrown patties for breakfast with some eggs and a little prosciutto. 
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from dianne m in Starting January 2!   
    Ok, so I would REALLY like a glass of wine. But, I am sipping cinnamon tea and checking in with you guys instead. Last night I made the biggest batch of unstuffed cabbage rolls...counting on it for lunch today. My fridge is still full of holiday leftovers that I can’t eat...and my kids ate all the leftover unstuffed cabbage, so I had to scramble for lunch. I ended up with turkey breast wrapped around carrots and dipped in guacamole. 
    So, tonight I made my single serving of leftovers for lunch tomorrow before I even served dinner and hid them in the back of the fridge. They think there are none. I made a ton of spaghetti squash tonight. Topped it with browned house-made Italian sausage and sun dried tomatoes and pesto. It was colorful and delicious. We have a ton of leftover spaghetti squash which will return as hashbrown patties for breakfast with some eggs and a little prosciutto. 
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from FairyL0u in Starting 8/28 Excited   
    I am starting tomorrow with you guys, too. It will be my third....just need to reset from summer...bad habits creeping back in and I want to get back on track. Excited about this one as I was training for a half marathon during my previous two...and the tiger blood was a bit elusive. I want to see how this goes with my steady regular workout regimen. 
    Actually just realized I have been completely compliant today.  Thought about calling it day one, but I think I will have my final glass of wine with our end of summer dinner tonight. Good luck to you all. Get some prep in today? I believe someone should start every Whole30 with......"Ladies and gentlemen....start your dishwashers...."
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from FairyL0u in Starting 8/28 Excited   
    I am starting tomorrow with you guys, too. It will be my third....just need to reset from summer...bad habits creeping back in and I want to get back on track. Excited about this one as I was training for a half marathon during my previous two...and the tiger blood was a bit elusive. I want to see how this goes with my steady regular workout regimen. 
    Actually just realized I have been completely compliant today.  Thought about calling it day one, but I think I will have my final glass of wine with our end of summer dinner tonight. Good luck to you all. Get some prep in today? I believe someone should start every Whole30 with......"Ladies and gentlemen....start your dishwashers...."
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    Mountain Girl reacted to Tippydee in Starting Monday, August 28   
    Hi all. Did find coconut amino at Whole Foods finally. Wasn't going to go back, but I am making the almond crusted sole (though I am using cod) tonight. I cooked all day yesterday. Made morning frittata muffins and chicken salad. Stuff like that. Portioned things out. The hardest thing for us to find in the end was dried fruit without sugar. Also, they put sulfites in sauerkraut. Really?! I got some organic canned- it doesn't have that. I made mayo. OMG I MADE MAYONNAISE!!! It tastes like mayo. It looks like mayo. I know that sounds silly but I was amazed.  Good luck everyone... Let's stay strong!
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from FairyL0u in Starting 8/28 Excited   
    I am starting tomorrow with you guys, too. It will be my third....just need to reset from summer...bad habits creeping back in and I want to get back on track. Excited about this one as I was training for a half marathon during my previous two...and the tiger blood was a bit elusive. I want to see how this goes with my steady regular workout regimen. 
    Actually just realized I have been completely compliant today.  Thought about calling it day one, but I think I will have my final glass of wine with our end of summer dinner tonight. Good luck to you all. Get some prep in today? I believe someone should start every Whole30 with......"Ladies and gentlemen....start your dishwashers...."
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from FairyL0u in Starting 8/28 Excited   
    I am starting tomorrow with you guys, too. It will be my third....just need to reset from summer...bad habits creeping back in and I want to get back on track. Excited about this one as I was training for a half marathon during my previous two...and the tiger blood was a bit elusive. I want to see how this goes with my steady regular workout regimen. 
    Actually just realized I have been completely compliant today.  Thought about calling it day one, but I think I will have my final glass of wine with our end of summer dinner tonight. Good luck to you all. Get some prep in today? I believe someone should start every Whole30 with......"Ladies and gentlemen....start your dishwashers...."
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    Mountain Girl reacted to Mistyfire in Starting 8/28 Excited   
    I was going to start with the September 1 group, but just this weekend thought "why wait?".  So I'll start tomorrow. I did some shopping and cleaned out my fridge. I've done a few W30's so this is familiar territory. I just feel the need to clean up some habits I've slipped into - and to slip into a few pairs of jeans that have gotten tighter!  I'm also looking for a bit of an energy boost. I really do feel so much better when I take care of myself with good food. A major goal is to do this simply. I don't buy a lot of specialty items: ghee, as it's a staple for me when I learned dairy is not my friend and coconut aminos, as I do love simple stir fries and the coconut aminos make them taste special. Oh, and I do like kombucha!
    Wishing you all the best!
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    Mountain Girl got a reaction from FairyL0u in Starting 8/28 Excited   
    I am starting tomorrow with you guys, too. It will be my third....just need to reset from summer...bad habits creeping back in and I want to get back on track. Excited about this one as I was training for a half marathon during my previous two...and the tiger blood was a bit elusive. I want to see how this goes with my steady regular workout regimen. 
    Actually just realized I have been completely compliant today.  Thought about calling it day one, but I think I will have my final glass of wine with our end of summer dinner tonight. Good luck to you all. Get some prep in today? I believe someone should start every Whole30 with......"Ladies and gentlemen....start your dishwashers...."
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    Mountain Girl reacted to FairyL0u in Starting 8/28 Excited   
    I'm back to it on Tuesday 29th - I crashed off my last attempt after 17 days but this will be my third whole 30. My problem is that I don't have strong negative reactions to particular foods and have drifted back into poor eating (and drinking) choices. When I stay close to template I feel infinitely  better but it's so easy to forget feeling less than great, especially when it creeps up so gradually....