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  1. Thank you again for your help and encouragement!
  2. Thank you SugarcubeOD! I appreciate you taking the time to check out my meals. I didn't know a serving of starchy carbs per day was recommended. I do love my starchy carbs! I'm feeling better mood-wise this evening although I'm still tired. But, hey, there's no way I would have had the energy to fix the dinners I've been fixing before I started the Whole30 so perhaps I should keep that in mind! BTW, I dearly love Vancouver, Stanley park, and the Capilano suspension bridge! I grew up in Seattle, went to college in Bellingham and we went to Vancouver often.
  3. Thank you guys so much! It's good to know that it might be in part to my food yesterday. Here's what I've been eating: Breakfasts are basically 1 1/2 scrambled eggs (I cook 3 for two of us) with sauteed tomatoes and peppers, sometimes I add some potatoes, and always 1/4 avocado. I"ve been having 2 pieces of bacon or a sausage (sugar free) to add some protein. I use either bacon fat or ghee to saute everything in. Sometimes I'll have about half a handful of coconut to add some fat. Lunches have been salads with lots of veggies, a palm sized piece of chicken cut up or salmon, dressing made with 1 T. olive oil and 1T. balsamic vinegar. The other day we had a delicious chicken waldorf salad with chicken, apple, celery, walnuts and mayo. Not many veggies there but I was sure to have an extra big salad at dinner. Dinners have been roasted turkey with green beans and berries with coconut, baked salmon with cucumber dill sauce from the Whole30 book and a salad with avocado and nuts, Walnut Crusted Pork Tenderloin and Pan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples from the Whole30 book. Last night was a roasted chicken salad at a restaurant. I checked and there was no sugar in the seasoning on the chicken. Lots of greens and I had them take off the croutons and soy nuts and add half an avocado. My water intake hasn't been what it should be this week and I've had more root vegetables this week than in the previous weeks. Tonight's dinner is Pork Chops with Spiced Applesauce and Roasted Sweet Potatoes from the Whole30 book. Hmmmm, more root vegetables but are sweet potatoes ok to eat often? About the wine, I'm thinking I want it because it symbolizes relaxation and a nice social time. I certainly won't have any before Day 31 and I'll probably wait until Day 32.
  4. I'm on Day 28 and for some reason just want it to be over. I want a glass of wine. That's it, just wine. I plan to continue my Whole30 way of eating, by the way. But today I'm bummed because my chronic cough has returned, i'm tired, and my tiger blood is gone. I've happily stayed compiiant and my meals have followed the template except for yesterday when I was out longer than expected and ate both an RX bar and a Larabar over a few hours. Last night I had an excellent dinner both taste wise and template wise. Any ideas of why I'm feeling so down today and what I should do about it?
  5. Thanks for the instruction!
  6. This is the first day I've wanted wine and tea with milk and sugar and that sort of thing. I must say that I'm kind of proud of myself for not even thinking of giving in! I didn't even realize that these might be cravings until I thought about it a bit. I suppose they are! The feeling does go away after a few minutes and that's nice to know
  7. Hello! Today is Day 5 and I believe I'm doing pretty good. I had a breakfast this morning was supposedly a Whole30 recipe but after I ate it I realized there was no protein. I wanted a break from eggs. Since there were no 'disapproved' foods I'm not going to start over again, I'm just going to stick to the meal template better. That wasn't a question though! Here's my question - if I am wanting something sweet right after a meal (which happened last night after dinner and today after lunch), it's best not to have anything sweet, right? I was going to have a few strawberries but then I remembered reading something about if your brain wants sweets you shouldn't give it any because it doesn't know the difference between a fruit and a jelly bean. I didn't have anything last night and I had a cup of definitely not sweet tea after lunch today. Thank you!