knight_jontrann

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  1. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    @jmcbn I am not using the app as a way to limit my calories. I use the app to track what I eat and how many steps I take in a day. The issue last week was i picked recipes that are filling but low calorie. I had 3 soups out of my 5 recipes for the week. I was unaware that each would be so low calorie or I would have spread them out over the weeks. I am attempting to listen to my body. the sauteed green beans and fried egg portion is roughly 6 oz of green beans 1 cup of mushrooms 2 cups of arugula and 3 fried eggs. Its good and its filling. I tend to eat it about 530-6 and i start feeling hungry around 10-1030 so about 4 hours on that portion which i am full after it. I tend to not eat anything else along side it. Trust me I understand 1100 calories for the day is low. I spent all the money i could afford that week for groceries so i couldnt afford anything else to boost what i ate for the week. I just have to be smarter in my food choices. What about this weeks menu? For Breakfast Sauteed Green Beans and Mushrooms with Fried Egg. see above Sausage-Mushroom Frittata 4 large eggs, 4oz ground pork, 1 cup of mushrooms, 1.5 cups of arugula, 1/2 cup of tomatoes For Lunch/Dinner Braised Beef Short Ribs with Porcini Mushrooms with Skin-on Garlic smashed Potatoes with Crispy Prosciutto, Onions, and Pine Nuts 2 short ribs, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/2 cup mushrooms, 1/4 cup of onions, 1/4 celery. with 1 large potato 2 thin slices of prosciutto. 1/2 sweet onion, a tsp of pine nuts. Mexican Twice Baked Potatoes 1 1/2 Large potatoes, 4oz of buffalo, 1/4 cup of onion, 3/4 cup of cauliflower rice, 1/8 cup of diced tomatoes top with salsa and guacamole from the cookbook. Sausage, Potato, And Kale Soup with Sprout-Spud Cakes. 4oz of ground pork, 4 oz of diced tomatoes, 4 oz of red potatoes, 1 cup of kale. 8oz potato, 1 large egg, and a portion from the pan roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. Crispy Spicy Turkey with Lemon and Herbs with Shredded Sprout Slaw 5oz of ground turkey, 1/3 head of cauliflower, and a handle full of smaller portions with 1 lbs of brussel sprouts/ 1/2 apple. Grilled Lamb Chops and Fingerlings with Arugula Pesto with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. 2 lamb chops, 3 fingerling potatoes covered with the pesto with 2 slices of bacon, 1 medium leek, 8oz of brussel sprouts,
  2. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    I have been getting my fat from the pork I am cooking. Last week I made the Sausage Mushroom Frittata for breakfast, Lime Pork Chop with watermelon salad (the onions were at the bottom but they were there) and I made Turkey and Green Olive Meatballs with Smoked Paprika Tomato Sauce. I am the only one in the house so the recipes left quite a bit of left overs. The app i use to track my calories says i had about 80g of fat per day during those 4 days. Friday it fell to 70g and fell even further saturday when all i had was the soup and chili. I guess that was a big spoon because that is a healthy sized bowl lol. This week wont be much better for calorie count roughly 1100 least till friday anyways when i get more groceries. @Purejoy Thats awesome! I avoided my family completely for Easter because i knew the food and candy would be outrageous. I am headed to see them this weekend for my birthday and I have to keep reminding that no i cant have a cake or no i cant celebrate with a few beers lol. @simpleexannie How are you doing with yours? @AnnaE67 Hey! Welcome to this thread. How are you? Day 10 went alright I was feeling tired yesterday. Im not sure if it was the lack of food on Saturday though I ate the proper portions. I made the Beef and Beet Borscht and it turns out im not a fan of beets. I'll manage it with a little bit of hot sauce. Now I also made the Braised Beef Short Ribs with Porcini Mushroom Sauce and for a side Skin on Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Crispy Prosciutto and im here to tell you it was the best dish I have made so far. I made for breakfast Sauteed Green Beans with Mushrooms and Fried Egg and I was loving it from the first bite. Day 11 I finished off the Green Beans and Egg for breakfast. For lunch i had the Braised Beef with Skin on Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Crispy Prosciutto , and for dinner Ill have the Borscht. I might make sprout spud cakes to go with it as well we shall see. As a side note Im not sure who preps these meals in the alotted time but if you can seriously bravo! It took me 1.5 hours to prep for the borscht and it says it should take me 30 x.x Well everyone Have a great night See yall tomorrow. Stay Strong, LIve Well, Be Happy john
  3. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    @Kim Vdloo I felt that way the first few days of the diet particularly on Day 3, but I believe that was my body just adjusting to the new regime and also I am going to the gym 5-6 days a week now so that probably has something to do it as well. I cold turkey caffeine and as much sugar as I could when I started counting calories and watching what I ate which was march 20th. I have had caffeine in some form for 22 years now so the withdrawals were unpleasant to say the least and lasted about 10 or 11 days. If you are cutting back on your caffeine intake that might have something to do it. Hopefully the effects pass quickly though! Day 8 is ending and what a lazy day it was for me. Thankfully I cooked meals that would not only get me through yesterday but today as well because I just did not feel like cooking today. Though it was unwise of me to do that because I still count my calories just to keep track and Ive only consumed 900 calories today. I went to the gym and with cardio burned roughly "500" calories could more could less but probably around that number. That is an unhealthy amount of calories so I have to do better tomorrow. I guess thats it for me today see you tomorrow. Stay Strong, Live Well, Be Happy. john
  4. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    @SugarcubeOD Thank you very much! I'm glad to be corrected on that i know several people who will like to hear that.
  5. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    @simpleexannie Thanks and Im glad my struggle is helping you with yours. I am very lucky that I have a very wide support group not just here on the forums but I also made a post to my friends and family on facebook telling them that I started a journey and that I had a hope for them not for them to join me on this journey but to stop and just say an encouraging word or just say hey Im thinking about you I hope you are doing well. If you havent reached out to your friends and other family i would recommend it. I havent talked to some of this people in years and they are coming out of the wood work to support a better me. Well I made the Buffalo Sweet Potato Chili, and the Sausage, Potato, and Kale soup today and they are both so good... I took samples with me to my gym and gave them to the two attendants there. One of them gave me a high compliment by asking if I ran a restaurant somewhere lol. I told her no I just cook at home for myself. Tomorrow I will make the Braised Beef short ribs and the Beef and Beet Borscht. I will let you all how that turns out. I will invite everyone again to look me up on my social networks again fb and Instagram I am constantly uploading pics and comments to those for the whole30. I cant figure out how to edit my earlier post with my social info on it so again its Jonathan Roadman on fb and jdroadman772 for instagram. ruth312 Welcome to the thread we are a friendly lot and try to encourage each other to our best ability. I could be wrong but I have heard that you should not eat avocados everyday because of the high fat content. If you can pick up the cookbook for the whole30 (if you dont have it already) I think simpleexannie would agree me that it is worth it. If you are a prime member its 16 bucks worth every penny. I bought it at Barnes and Noble for 30 which is the going rate for it. All the recipes I mention will be from the cookbook. Alright everyone that is it for me and Day 7. Stay Strong, Live Well, Be happy John
  6. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    Well Day 6 went with no hiccups until the very end of my work day. I was getting my paycheck from hr because we are closed today for Good Friday. As I am standing there talking to hr she always has a bowl of candies (this time it was peppermint candies) for people to take when they leave her office as I usually do I take two and go back out to the floor. Im looking at my paycheck and absentmindedly starting to open the candy wrapper. I freeze when I realize what I had in my hand, I WAS LIKE NO!!!! I came so close to screwing up though I will hedge its not a big screw up I mean seriously but still I can't afford even one slip up lol. I went grocery shopping today and spent 158 dollars on the food that i will need to day me from day 7 through day 14. now thats 21 meals i have to plan for and at a little over 7 dollars a meal or 21 dollars a day thats not bad at all. I will be trying this week Shakshuka, sauteed green beans and mushrooms with fried eggs for breakfast. I will be making Beef and Sweet Potato chili (swapping the beef with buffalo), Braised Beef Short Ribs with Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Beef And Beet Borscht, and finally Sausage, Potato, and Kale soup. The zuppa toscana is one of my favorite meals at olive garden now i know this isnt the same but I hope its just as good. I must say the recipes I have tried so far are delicious and keep me full for hours, and thats something that I have never known to happen. I could sit there and eat till im ready to throw up and maybe an hour later im hungry again. I start cooking these recipes I go hours without getting hungry. Im glad you are sharing your struggles for it makes me feel im not alone in mine and I hope mine is the same way for you as well. Stay Strong, Live Well, Be Happy. John
  7. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    Hey Reegs welcome to this thread! How are you doing?
  8. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    Hey purejoy welcome to the thread! How are you doing?
  9. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    How IS everyone doing? Simpleexannie? Kimmarie? Cdanib85? Jamie Roman? Kim vdloo? texaslauren? sofia? I am closing out day 5 and for most of the day it was just like the rest of the days easy and not much to it. I was standing in line tonight at my local grocery store waiting to purchase some items for tomorrows breakfast when a gentlemen sets down an 8 piece fried chicken dinner. Now I had been dieting since March 20th before I started the Whole30. I smelled that chicken and was like oh lord i need to hurry up outta here or i just might "land face first into a box of chicken." I am glad to say that i was able to control myself and made it out of there without tripping into it. I hope that yalls week is going just as smoothly as mine is and i hope to here from yall soon! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK PEOPLE WE CAN DO THIS!
  10. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    My social is Fb jonathan roadman Looking forward to the encouragement and giving encouragment
  11. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    I went through the whole and was like good lord these people are insane! What the Heck are some of these food items like seriously lol. I was a bit overwhelmed but I said to myself alright dude you can cook anything if you follow the recipe so lets do this. I went through again and picked out meals that sounded good to me like the sausage mushroom frittata, and the beef and sweet potato chili. First off I had to Google what a frittata was then was like alrighty gave myself another pep talk and started the grocery list I got everything I needed from the store and started with it Saturday morning. I have to meal prep my meals for the week so I went through and found two recipes that will last me 4 days the grilled pork chops with watermelon salad and chicken and green olive meatballs with smoked paprika tomato sauce. I have had both already and they are amazing. Take a deep breath look through to find what you know you can start with and get to it there is some good food waiting to be made I, there.
  12. knight_jontrann

    Newbie starting April 10th

    Hey simplexannie! I wanted to stop in and say hello and introduce myself my name is john. I started on the 8th so I'm not that far ahead. If you could pick up the whole30 cookbook I would recommend it if you havent already it. I have tried a few recipes and love them and I am not one who usually loves these types of recipes. I was more of a fast food and pizza type of guy. I feel full without over eating. I am definitely broadening my culinary skills while on the program. Even after two days I feel healthier which is awesome and exactly what I'm looking for.
  13. knight_jontrann

    Newbie here! Starting April 8th!

    Good luck christina! I'm starting my whole 30 journey tomorrow as well. I am going tonight to buy the whole 30 cookbook so I can get some recipes and start planning my meals out. Its hard for me to cook in the evenings when I get home so I do all my meal prepping for the week on Sundays. I'm sure ill find some recipes that will help that. Keep us updated!