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  1. Start date Tuesday September 5th

    Weekends are always tough for me. My husband grilled steak Saturday night. I made the Shepherd's pie Sunday. Today I had some of the leftover for lunch and made the Pork chops with applesauce for dinner. All are good satisfying meals and I am really not hungry but keep thinking I want something....sweet, of course. Major victory tonight as I went to bookclub and passed on the homemade coconut cake.
  2. Start date Tuesday September 5th

    I had to change up the eggs for breakfast yesterday. I had roasted a chicken from the night before so sliced some chicken, mashed cauliflower and some fruit. Made a chopped salad with the chicken for lunch. Dinner was shrimp and butternut squash soup. Not sure I'm getting enough fat but I'm satisfied. Weekends are the hardest for me. Thankfully, no home football game this weekend so I don't have that challenge. Husband wanted nachos and tacos from Taco Bell last night. Had to walk away from the table with that....just couldn't watch him eat it. He's a junk eater and I don't think this late in the game I'm going to change it. Have a great and compliant weekend!
  3. Start date Tuesday September 5th

    I made it through the weekend but just barely. Football season and tailgating is a challenge. Thankfully, I put a roast in the crockpot with vegetables Saturday morning before I left for the game so I had that to look forward to in the evening. I packed my own food but was greeted by our son with 2 Apple fried pies, a loaf of peach bread and a bag of Chex mix with m&ms. My husband ate the pies and the Chex mix and the peach bread went in the freezer. I made mashed cauliflower today, steamed some shrimp and boiled some eggs to have on hand. We're in GA so have been under a tropical storm watch. Wind and rain has been bad so unable to walk. Still have electricity but tried to prep cold things just in case. Over a million in the state without electricity. Lots of trees down and roads not safe for travel. Trying to stay busy as I tend to eat when bored.
  4. Looking for an Over 50 Group to blog with

    Is anyone else having leg cramps at night? I remember this from my first whole 30 and wondered if anyone else is experiencing them. I'm also dreaming about food and feel a little bloated. Seems a little early as it's only day 4 for me. Little cranky too but I'm sure tomorrow will be a better day. I'm a little worried as it's football at 12:30 but I'm taking compliant food so I won't be tempted. I made the shrimp with tomatoes and pesto for dinner and thought it was really good. I had leftover pesto from my last whole 30 in the freezer so meal preparation was quick. I didn't like the pesto first time around but maybe my tastebuds have changed as I didn't miss the Parmesan cheese so much. I'm putting a roast in the crockpot tomorrow so it will be ready when I get home from the game. Weekends can be challenging so stay strong. We can do it!
  5. Looking for an Over 50 Group to blog with

    I joined the "starting Sept 5 forum" but thought I would enjoy interacting with this group too. I am 69 and this is my second whole 30. I have a major sugar addiction and thought I had it half way under control after I did the reintroduction. Unfortunately, I drifted back into some of my bad habits. I love to bake and found myself baking 4 cakes in a 10 day period. No, I didn't eat all of them but let's just say I went way beyond moderation. Hope everyone has a great day!
  6. Start date Tuesday September 5th

    The start of day 3 and I feel a little sluggish but actually slept a little later than usual. Makes me again realize how much sugar affects how much I use it for a crutch. I made sweet potato soup yesterday. I usually make butternut squash but didn't have a compliant chicken broth. I have homemade mayonnaise and clarified butter prepped. I bought ghee last time at the start but didn't really care for it. I found nutpods a couple of weeks ago at a TJ Maxx if you can believe that. I'm liking it better than almond milk in my one cup of coffee I allow myself every day. Not sure about the menu today but have lots of options available as I stocked up at the grocery store. I have been making scrambled eggs, avocado and some fruit the past few days for breakfast. I need to prep some lettuce for salad. I bought brussell sprouts but not sure how I will prepare them. Last time around I roasted them with sweet potatoes. I'm retired and like to cook so I have plenty of time....just don't always take the time and grab something quick that is most often a poor choice. Hope everyone has a good day!
  7. Start date Tuesday September 5th

    I've started my second whole 30 today. I have a major headache which is a sign that I have been eating like crap. Major sugar addiction and just eating out of sheer boredom. I learned a lot from my first one but found myself slipping back to old eating habits. Why do we do that?
  8. Starting 5/14

    Thanks to everyone for their support the last 30 days. There were days I would not have made it without you. I had my compliant breakfast this morning. ...not ready to give that bowl of oatmeal a try yet. I have become more sensitive to food choices and can't believe how much sugar is in almost everything. Lots of fresh vegetables in my future.
  9. Starting 5/14

    I boil a dozen eggs at a time as they are a quick portable source of protein. These last two weeks we've grilled enough meat to last several days. Pork butt in crockpot is good for several meals. Double soup recipes. I always have salad makings available. I usually have chicken cooked and homemade mayonnaise for a protein salad. Canned tuna for standby although it's not my favorite. Bake sweet potatoes in large batches. They freeze well and can be defrosted and heated in microwave. It has gotten easier. The first week it seemed like I spent all my time in the kitchen!
  10. Starting 5/14

    Walnut crusted pork tenderloin in the oven. Will have green beans, beets and potatoes with it. Had to eat a late breakfast (brunch) today. Omelet with peppers and mushrooms, guacamole and cantelope. Board is quiet today. What's everyone up to? I'm thinking I'll extend my Whole 30 for a few days. All the children will be home for Father's day so I've got to decide what will be on the menu. I'm thinking the pulled pork. Does anyone have a compliant barbeque sauce recipe? I just didn't care for the one with the sweet potatoes and I'm a sweet potato lover.
  11. Starting 5/14

    Wish I could say I made my water quota. I need to work at that today. I need that extra push to get through these last days. A lot I like about Whole 30 but really do miss my oatmeal. It will probably be the first food I try to reintroduce and see how it affects me. I had sausage, green beans and a pear for breakfast. Just couldn't do the egg this morning. I have an acorn squash I'm going to bake. I'll probably have half with my lunch and the other half for dinner. I'm leaning towards salmon for my protein source. A neighbor gave me kale out of the garden. She started Whole 30 yesterday. She said she makes chips with the kale. Toss with a little olive oil and sea salt and bakes in the oven until crispy. I might give it a try and then I might just saute it. As you can tell I'm kind of "wishy, washy" with my menu today. After watching my husband eat a Bojangles fried chicken breast and a biscuit last night, my flounder, salad. and green beans didn't quite make the mark! I need to go the grocery store. Grocery shopping done. I feel more in control now that I have more compliant choices. As you can tell, I like variety. My dinner on Thursday is always a late one as I have Pilates at 5:30. I will have a mini-snack before I go...a protein and a fat, usually a boiled egg with homemade mayo or guacamole. Then eat my regular meal as soon as I can get it on the table after I get home. That way I'm not super hungry and grabbing the wrong thing when I walk in the door. I'm beginning the think dinner for breakfast might be a new normal for me.
  12. Starting 5/14

    Wish I could say I made my water quota. I need to work at that today. I need that extra push to get through these last days. A lot I like about Whole 30 but really do miss my oatmeal. It will probably be the first food I try to reintroduce and see how it affects me. I had sausage, green beans and a pear for breakfast. Just couldn't do the egg this morning. I have an acorn squash I'm going to bake. I'll probably have half with my lunch and the other half for dinner. I'm leaning towards salmon for my protein source. A neighbor gave me kale out of the garden. She started Whole 30 yesterday. She said she makes chips with the kale. Toss with a little olive oil and sea salt and bakes in the oven until crispy. I might give it a try and then I might just saute it. As you can tell I'm kind of "wishy, washy" with my menu today. After watching my husband eat a Bojangles fried chicken breast and a biscuit last night, my flounder, salad. and green beans didn't quite make the mark! I need to go the grocery store.
  13. Starting 5/14

    I hope everyone has had a good day. I've been sticking with it and have felt really good the last two days. I've about decided that bananas are a trigger food for me, especially when I eat with breakfast. Seems like I'm hungry all day. So going forward I will try to stick with the berries. Husband grilled steak and chicken Saturday night with extras for me to have the last two days. Certainly cut down on meal prep time. Tomorrow I'll have a fresh start with fish probably for dinner. A friend dropped off green beans, zucchini squash and a cucumber. I will cook the beans tomorrow. I need a really good recipe for the zucchini. I usually make zucchini bread but that is a definite no. Saw the water drinking comment and although I am a good water drinker, I don't get near enough if you go with the recommendation. I'll have to try harder. What brand of bacon are you buying? I haven't found anything that was compliant. Need to keep looking I guess.
  14. Starting 5/14

    I've only had the homemade mayonnaise so can't compare. I think the ghee had a funny smell/taste so when I finished what I had bought I did my own clarified butter. i've not followed any other forums but know I'll need to follow something/someone to keep myself accountable. I so don't want to go back to my major sugar addiction but can't see myself doing totally without. My plan is to end the mindless sugar grabs but make it be something occasionally worthwhile.
  15. Starting 5/14

    I switched this morning for breakfast I fried an egg served it over a bed of sauteed spinach and had sausage. It was a change from scrambled or an omelet. For lunch I made the sweet potato soup. It went together quickly and was delicious. In addition I had a salad with leftover steak with the homemade ranch dressing. I threw in some chopped olives for a little added fat. I don't want a repeat of yesterday as it seems like I was hungry every two hours. Not enough fat and too much fruit. Tonight I'll have grilled chicken, squash, rutabagas that are leftovers from the weekend. Hope everyone's day is especially good.