EileenRBe

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    EileenRBe got a reaction from Georgia Kaye in Giving up wine for W30   
    The wine glass is all-important.
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from Georgia Kaye in Giving up wine for W30   
    The wine glass is all-important.
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from praxisproject in January 2016 Alumni - Post-Whole30ers   
     
    Wow, great visual! I lost 3 pounds during the 30 days, but 1% body fat, which is...wait for it...3 pounds. All body fat loss. Pretty cool!
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    EileenRBe reacted to praxisproject in January 2016 Alumni - Post-Whole30ers   
    http://forum.whole30.com/topic/32776-calling-all-january-1st-whole30ers/
    After 30 days and 41 pages of posts, this group is graduating and so this log is relocating to Post Whole30
     
    How is everyone going on their Reintroductions?
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Finished yesterday because of January 2 start. I'm proud of myself for doing this, my second W30. (First was January 2013.) I didn't know if I had the resolve, but turns out I had it! Lost 3 pounds, but I felt my metabolism reset on Day 25, and I believe I can keep up the downward trend. Doing reintroductions starting today, and going forward I want to learn to eat so as to stay fat-adapted. Best to everyone on the Post W30 side!
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Finished yesterday because of January 2 start. I'm proud of myself for doing this, my second W30. (First was January 2013.) I didn't know if I had the resolve, but turns out I had it! Lost 3 pounds, but I felt my metabolism reset on Day 25, and I believe I can keep up the downward trend. Doing reintroductions starting today, and going forward I want to learn to eat so as to stay fat-adapted. Best to everyone on the Post W30 side!
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    EileenRBe reacted to found.in.nature in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    1 More day to go! (for most of us)
     
    I thought I would share my favorite whole30 compliant things that may be helpful. I would love for anyone else to share too! 
     
    Bacon - This stuff is amazing. Amazing. http://grasslandbeef.com/sugar-free-pork-bacon-slices?affId=108183
     
    Condiments - The slow roasted garlic sauce is so delicious. We love their ketchup/mustard too! http://www.tessemaes.com/collections/all/whole30-approved
     
    Snacks - Barefoot Provisions has a ton of compliant snacks. My absolute favorite is the Good brand Coconut Chips. The Mango Macadamia Adventure snack mix is yummy too. http://barefootprovisions.com/collections/whole30?page=3
     
    Ghee - I can't live without ghee - whole30 or not! Tinstar has the most delicious ghee I have found. And Thrive Market has it the cheapest that I've found! https://thrivemarket.com/cultured-grass-fed-ghee?
     
    La Croix - I can't live without La Croix either - I used to think it was nasty, maybe it's somewhat of an acquired taste? Whatever. It's amazing. My favorite flavor is the cherry lime. I also love the regular one and I mix it with 100% pure cranberry juice and fresh squeeze of lemon for a delicious "mocktail". You can get La Croix at any market I think! 
     
    Anyone else have some to share?? I'm always looking for ideas!
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    EileenRBe reacted to Emiley Carey in The crazy things people say   
    "You can't even have a little wine? It's just grapes." 
    Friend who was supposedly doing w30, caught holding a beer in social media post: "As long as I stick to the main idea for the most part it's fine."
    "Let's hang out next month when you're fun again" 
    On not drinking at mimosa brunch: "OMG you're pregnant, huh?!?"
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from Georgia Kaye in Giving up wine for W30   
    The wine glass is all-important.
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from Georgia Kaye in Giving up wine for W30   
    The wine glass is all-important.
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from Bemcbe in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi all, 
     
    I'm planning to start my second Whole30 on January 2, delay due to January 1 Rose Bowl party (rooting for our Iowa Hawks). Location: Eastern Iowa. Age 61. Health: iffy (adrenal issues, dry eye). 
     
    I loved my first Whole30, and although I still avoid gluten, never drink soda or juice, and rarely eat sweets made with refined sugar, I've strayed from the lifestyle. Reasons include:
    - Kitchen remodel in 2014 meant I ate out a lot and slacked off from good habits. 
    - Social eating of (paleo) sweets and breads.
    - Trying to please our picky 4-year-old grandchild with treat foods. 
    - For my blog and recipe column for my local paper I sometimes want to please the masses with dessert and bread recipes. 
    - Husband (celiac) is intolerant of cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions, garlic, raw greens, which are some of my favorite Whole30ish foods, so I pout about the limitations and fill up on other foods that aren't good for me. 
     
    Goals:
    - Lose 10 pounds to achieve a healthy BMI.
    - Better energy.
    - Break the sugar habit. 
     
    I don't feel like my resolve is strong, so I'll be on the forums gathering support. I'll be rooting for you, too! 
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from jmcbn in Eileen's 2nd Whole30 Log, January 2 Start   
    Oh thank you for the kind words jmcbn! So true.
     
    Yes, I do need veg for breakfast--just didn't get my squash-kale-sausage soup made in time for Day 1 breakfast. But thanks for the reminder. 
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    EileenRBe reacted to jmcbn in Eileen's 2nd Whole30 Log, January 2 Start   
    Hi Eileen - welcome to Whole30   

    Forget that number on the scale for the next 30 days - it tells you not how awesome you are, or how loved you are - it tells you only the numerical value of your gravitational pull...

    Don't, however, forget your veggies!! Our recommendation is for 1-3 cups with evefry meal, with 3 being optimal - don't let that fruit push the veg off of your plate!!

    It'll get easier with every meal 
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from Bemcbe in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi all, 
     
    I'm planning to start my second Whole30 on January 2, delay due to January 1 Rose Bowl party (rooting for our Iowa Hawks). Location: Eastern Iowa. Age 61. Health: iffy (adrenal issues, dry eye). 
     
    I loved my first Whole30, and although I still avoid gluten, never drink soda or juice, and rarely eat sweets made with refined sugar, I've strayed from the lifestyle. Reasons include:
    - Kitchen remodel in 2014 meant I ate out a lot and slacked off from good habits. 
    - Social eating of (paleo) sweets and breads.
    - Trying to please our picky 4-year-old grandchild with treat foods. 
    - For my blog and recipe column for my local paper I sometimes want to please the masses with dessert and bread recipes. 
    - Husband (celiac) is intolerant of cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions, garlic, raw greens, which are some of my favorite Whole30ish foods, so I pout about the limitations and fill up on other foods that aren't good for me. 
     
    Goals:
    - Lose 10 pounds to achieve a healthy BMI.
    - Better energy.
    - Break the sugar habit. 
     
    I don't feel like my resolve is strong, so I'll be on the forums gathering support. I'll be rooting for you, too! 
  15. Like
    EileenRBe got a reaction from Bemcbe in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi all, 
     
    I'm planning to start my second Whole30 on January 2, delay due to January 1 Rose Bowl party (rooting for our Iowa Hawks). Location: Eastern Iowa. Age 61. Health: iffy (adrenal issues, dry eye). 
     
    I loved my first Whole30, and although I still avoid gluten, never drink soda or juice, and rarely eat sweets made with refined sugar, I've strayed from the lifestyle. Reasons include:
    - Kitchen remodel in 2014 meant I ate out a lot and slacked off from good habits. 
    - Social eating of (paleo) sweets and breads.
    - Trying to please our picky 4-year-old grandchild with treat foods. 
    - For my blog and recipe column for my local paper I sometimes want to please the masses with dessert and bread recipes. 
    - Husband (celiac) is intolerant of cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions, garlic, raw greens, which are some of my favorite Whole30ish foods, so I pout about the limitations and fill up on other foods that aren't good for me. 
     
    Goals:
    - Lose 10 pounds to achieve a healthy BMI.
    - Better energy.
    - Break the sugar habit. 
     
    I don't feel like my resolve is strong, so I'll be on the forums gathering support. I'll be rooting for you, too! 
  16. Like
    EileenRBe got a reaction from Bemcbe in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi all, 
     
    I'm planning to start my second Whole30 on January 2, delay due to January 1 Rose Bowl party (rooting for our Iowa Hawks). Location: Eastern Iowa. Age 61. Health: iffy (adrenal issues, dry eye). 
     
    I loved my first Whole30, and although I still avoid gluten, never drink soda or juice, and rarely eat sweets made with refined sugar, I've strayed from the lifestyle. Reasons include:
    - Kitchen remodel in 2014 meant I ate out a lot and slacked off from good habits. 
    - Social eating of (paleo) sweets and breads.
    - Trying to please our picky 4-year-old grandchild with treat foods. 
    - For my blog and recipe column for my local paper I sometimes want to please the masses with dessert and bread recipes. 
    - Husband (celiac) is intolerant of cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions, garlic, raw greens, which are some of my favorite Whole30ish foods, so I pout about the limitations and fill up on other foods that aren't good for me. 
     
    Goals:
    - Lose 10 pounds to achieve a healthy BMI.
    - Better energy.
    - Break the sugar habit. 
     
    I don't feel like my resolve is strong, so I'll be on the forums gathering support. I'll be rooting for you, too! 
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    EileenRBe reacted to Ariel Elyse in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I figured now's the time to jump in 100%! I've tried to do Whole30s before, but I always cared too much about what people thought (so I wouldn't pack a lunch for work, and BAM, there went my Whole30) or gave in to cravings. So I am committing, right now. I will not try to keep it a secret; I won't allow other's thoughts of me to determine my actions and ultimately my health. I will stand strong through those cravings! I want to feel alive and vibrant again!!!! 
     
    Here we gooooo!!!!!! 
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from hasheycole74 in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    ...feel so good after eating ...WANT to stay off of refined sugar, grains, and wine ...still be eating compliant 6 months later
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from hasheycole74 in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    This is a great topic! One more: ...be able to eat all I want without gaining weight.
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from hasheycole74 in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    This is a great topic! One more: ...be able to eat all I want without gaining weight.
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from hasheycole74 in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    ...feel so good after eating ...WANT to stay off of refined sugar, grains, and wine ...still be eating compliant 6 months later
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from jeannebean in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... when they bring their immersion blender along when they travel.
    So, I saw this post before leaving for a week's vacation where we'd have a kitchenette and thought, "I'll get by without my hand blender. I'll buy olive oil mayo and try whipping butter into my coffee with a fork." [i'm actually post whole 30 and can tolerate a little dairy.] Wrong. I didn't find any olive oil mayo, and the fork thing left greasy butter blobs on the surface of the coffee. Three days in I found a Proctor Silex at CVS for $20. It was so worth it. I will always pack one in the future!
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from jeannebean in The crazy things people say   
    Two AARGH moments today related to crazy things in our culture at large.
     
    (1) My employer wants us to help make our state a Blue Zone state, which supposedly means we rank as healthier. We're supposed to agree to "pledges" available online. Some of the actions are using smaller than 10-inch dinner plates (but then where will I fit my veggies), keeping a scale in a prominent place, putting snacks like pretzels into smaller portion-sized bags (yeah, I'd better do that with my pretzels), and dedicating the top shelf of my refrigerator to fruits and veggies (how about all of the shelves).
     
    (2) a recipe contest through a local grocery store requires the recipe to use local ingredients, to "make half your grains whole grains," and "select lean proteins" a la the ChooseMyPlate.gov guidelines. Guess I won't be entering that one.  
     
    I'm out of step with so much of what's considered healthy, yet oddly I'm healthier than I've ever been.
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from CharDoll in The crazy things people say   
    Me to my sister-in-law, whose unhealthy weight concerns me (when she asked about my eating): I used to binge eat, but I don't feel the need to any more because I get satisfied with what I'm eating at mealtimes.
    Her: My problem is portion control.
    Me: When I was eating grains and sugar, It seemed like I always wanted more. Now I can feel when to stop and at the end of the meal I'm full.
    Her: Yes, but my problem is portion control. 
    Me: [sigh; change subject]
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    EileenRBe got a reaction from CharDoll in The crazy things people say   
    Me to my sister-in-law, whose unhealthy weight concerns me (when she asked about my eating): I used to binge eat, but I don't feel the need to any more because I get satisfied with what I'm eating at mealtimes.
    Her: My problem is portion control.
    Me: When I was eating grains and sugar, It seemed like I always wanted more. Now I can feel when to stop and at the end of the meal I'm full.
    Her: Yes, but my problem is portion control. 
    Me: [sigh; change subject]