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    trinx got a reaction from diamonds422 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Congrats on sticking to it! Boo that the salmon cakes stuck to it (the foil, that is). I wonder if one of those Silpat baking mats would help? I haven't found anything yet that sticks to mine.
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    trinx got a reaction from Melinaka in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    I've had it in the past and it's good. I don't like this brand, though. It's called Olivado. Tastes very heavy and a little plasticky.
     
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    trinx got a reaction from diamonds422 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Almost dinner time and I have been STARVING for the past hour even though I ate a big plate of salmon and veggies for lunch! Fortunately I made the Asian chicken salad from the cookbook, and there will be leftovers for at least a day or two! It has been very hard to pass up my usual snacks like hummus with veggies and PB with apples (or straight off the spoon). But I'm feeling pretty invested now and don't want to mess it up.
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    trinx got a reaction from diamonds422 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Almost dinner time and I have been STARVING for the past hour even though I ate a big plate of salmon and veggies for lunch! Fortunately I made the Asian chicken salad from the cookbook, and there will be leftovers for at least a day or two! It has been very hard to pass up my usual snacks like hummus with veggies and PB with apples (or straight off the spoon). But I'm feeling pretty invested now and don't want to mess it up.
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    trinx got a reaction from diamonds422 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Almost dinner time and I have been STARVING for the past hour even though I ate a big plate of salmon and veggies for lunch! Fortunately I made the Asian chicken salad from the cookbook, and there will be leftovers for at least a day or two! It has been very hard to pass up my usual snacks like hummus with veggies and PB with apples (or straight off the spoon). But I'm feeling pretty invested now and don't want to mess it up.
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    trinx reacted to Melinaka in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Thank you all of you! Reading along is keeping me strong. I managed to make it through the weekend too and there were tough temptations and menu hurdles to overcome but I'm super proud of myself! I think that having been several days in and off of sugar was key. 
    I had a family emergency and had to rush out of town. That meant dining out... and ended with my family ordering rounds of margaritas the last day... and OMG they looked good BUT my W30 progress felt way better. I enjoyed my Perrier and lime and got over the craving. Ordered salad after salad with grilled whatever on top, pared down non-compliant toppings, and had vinaigrette on the side. 
     Now I'm back home and loving my ability to make what I want. 
     There were moments when people kept tempting me to throw in the towel, but reading about all of your trials and successes kept me on track. 
    Thanks everyone! Here's to us and how far we've already come! 
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    trinx reacted to diamonds422 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    We made it through the weekend, people! Woo hoo!
    The fatigue hit me like a wave on Saturday. I went to work for a couple hours, came home, went to bed to read and relax and ended up taking a three hour nap. By the time I woke up it was 10 minutes before the art opening and I was feeling so out and cranky that I cancelled on my friend. I am not a person who naps, ever. I'm just glad this happened on a Saturday, because it would have been hell during a full day of work. 
    Yesterday I was a little less tired and went to Trader Joe's and Kroger to get ready for the week. Of all the obscure ingredients I've looked for, I'm surprised that the only one I haven't been able to find anywhere is canned freaking sweet potatoes. All I can find are canned yams in syrup. Oh well, I will guess I will just boil and mash a sweet potato. I did LOTS of prep yesterday: mayo, herb/citrus vinaigrette, a ton of roasted sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts, and cooked lots of chicken to have salads for lunch. And I still have some leftover sunshine sauce. So hopefully, this week's dinners will be easier to make come together. 
    Best of luck to all as we go into week 2! As I'm sure y'all know, this is the week people are most likely to quit, so let's stay strong and keep helping one another. I love reading everyone's posts and I think this forum is just awesome. 
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    trinx reacted to diamonds422 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    I thought I was going to have it easy (or at least easier) overall because my first few days were so effortless, but I was soooo wrong. I am in full-on "kill all the things" mode and it is rough. Last night I slaved over the stove again only to find that I don't even really like sunshine sauce. I had made a double batch the night before and was feeling all accomplished, and it turns out it's really not all that. Maybe it will be better with compliant almond butter (if I could find any). So I have a bunch of leftover food that isn't even that good. Fortunately, my husband eats anything. 
    For the first time I had to deal with my demons as far as not using food as comfort. Got some bad news yesterday about an issue I've been dealing with forever and I just wanted to throw in the towel and buy a bottle of wine and some takeout. Didn't do it. This morning, I am supremely cranky.
    One day at a time... Sending good vibes to all!
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    trinx reacted to eblanchardcf in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Recipe idea: http://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-slow-cooker-meatballs-whole30/#comment-44275
    I'm trying this on Sunday.  It's looks really good!