CTGeorge

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  1. Start Date July 1

    Happy Day 7! Today I'm feeling really drained, but I don't know if it's due to my change in diet, outside stressors, or both. My meals from day 6: Breakfast (0600): 2 boiled eggs, 1 cup broccoli, unsweetened coconut flakes Snack (0900): coconut cream pie Larabar, 1 seaweed sheet Snack (1245): 1 mini cucumber, 1 mini red bell pepper, 1 mini yellow bell pepper, 1 can of chicken with salsa Lunch (1515): 1 can tuna, 2 cups of broccoli, 1 medium sweet potato, handful of grapes Dinner (1945): http://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/chicken-sausage-pepper-potato-hash/ with Whole30 mayo
  2. Start Date July 1

    @snowflower I'm not gonna lie, I kinda had an emotional breakdown & told my husband we might as well quit and just go get a big, juicy cheeseburger and fries from a hamburger joint, but he told me to quit whining and suck it up. Haha! Happy Day 6, y'all! Yesterday I got off work later than normal and was starving by the time I got home, that's why I had a late dinner time. I also feel like I ate a lot of potatoes yesterday, more so than I normally do. I can't shake the feeling that because I ate so many potatoes that I didn't do well on my meals yesterday. I know a lot of this has to do with my old mentality that potatoes are too carb-y/starchy and that I need to get out of that mindset, but I also feel like it's my mind telling me that I need to eat more green, leafy vegetables. My day 5 meals: Breakfast (0745): 2 1/2 hard boiled eggs with guacamole and salsa ; 1/2 baked potato Break (1400): canned salmon, 1 medium sweet potato, unsweetened shredded coconut Lunch (1745): canned chicken, 1 cup of broccoli and 1 baked potato, grapes, unsweetened shredded coconut Dinner (2215): 2 Aidell's chicken & apple sausage links, 1 medium sweet potato, baby carrots, unsweetened shredded coconut
  3. Start Date July 1

    Happy Day 5! Yesterday I ended up missing a meal because I discovered that my fridge (filled with over $400 in groceries that I bought on Monday) had crapped out on me. This discovery was only after the bathroom repair guy showed up and took out our old bathtub to start remodeling our bathroom. So I spent the day looking for a new fridge and had to throw out some food that was bad or that I didn't trust to eat because I didn't know when during the night the fridge crapped out and everything that had defrosted was in a big puddle in my kitchen floor. UGH! But anyway, this was what my meals looked like for Day 4: Breakfast (0900): 1 leftover baked potato stuffed with taco meat made with onions and tomatoes Snack (1130): 1-2 handfuls of watermelon chunks (trying to salvage what I could from the fridge fiasco) Snack (1400): 1 medium sweet potato and 1 RXbar Dinner (1800): 1 grilled chicken breast with grilled onions, 7 shrimp, 3 cups of broccoli, and unsweetened shredded coconut
  4. Start Date July 1

    Happy Day 4! My Day 3 meals: Breakfast (0815): 2 1/2 boiled eggs with guacamole and 1 medium sweet potato Snack (1230): 4 deli turkey breast wraps with guacamole & salsa, unsweetened shredded coconut Snack (1500): Coconut cream pie Larabar and 1 sesame seaweed sheet Dinner (1830): taco meat made with onions and tomatoes stuffed into a baked potato, 3 handfuls of baby carrots, and unsweetened shredded coconut
  5. Start Date July 1

    I would love to see your meals! I am not a good cook and don't enjoy cooking, to boot, so I love reading meals from people because it gives me ideas that I normally wouldn't think of. & I don't mind eating similar meals multiple times either, but I can't say the same for the rest of my family =( Happy Day 3! My feedback from my Day 1 log is that I need to add more vegetables, which makes it plainly obvious from my Day 2 log that I'm missing a lot of veggies in my meals. I will work on that! My meals from Day 2: Breakfast (0600): 3 deli turkey slices with guacamole & salsa Break (0845): 2 scrambled eggs Break (1115): 4 oz. unsweetened applesauce, RXbar - blueberry, 1/2 Ziploc sandwich bag of baby carrots, unsweetened shredded coconut Lunch (1400): 3 taco lettuce wraps with guacamole with strawberries and grapes Dinner (2030): 1 taco lettuce wrap with guacamole, broccoli, 1 medium sweet potato, unsweetened shredded coconut
  6. Start Date July 1

    Happy Day 2, y'all! I had a moment this morning when I was packing my lunch for work. I have about 12 cans of Starkist canned tuna that I bought from Sam's Club a few months ago. It isn't compliant because it has vegetable broth (soy) in it. My husband and I have been trying to get out of debt following Dave Ramsey's plan, so I was torn between eating the non-compliant tuna or going against our grocery budget and buying the compliant brand at our local Publix. Canned tuna is a norm for me at work since I work at least 12 hours and more often than not, have to work 15-18 hours due to low staffing. However, my husband then reminded me that canned tuna lasts forever, and since it's only 30 days, we can use what we have after the 30 days. Win win, yay! My meals from Day 1: Breakfast (0600): 4 scrambled eggs with 1/2 cup of salsa and several handfuls of unsweetened shredded coconut Break (1115): 2 boiled eggs, 4 oz. Mott's unsweetened applesauce, several handfuls of unsweetened shredded coconut Lunch (1400): salmon fillet with avocado salsa, broccoli, cauliflower rice, strawberries & grapes Break (1815): 3 tbsp. of almonds, 1/2 Ziploc sandwich bag of baby carrots Dinner (1945): 2 taco lettuce wraps with guacamole, 7 grapes I'll post my Day 2 meals tomorrow!
  7. clarified butter

    So.....are you supposed to store clarified butter on the counter out of direct sunlight before you use it? Or store it on the counter out of direct sunlight all the time? (I'm not a cook, by any means, but I'm trying to learn, so I ask some seemingly-simple questions sometimes.)
  8. Confused about healthy fats

    Yeah, I found what I was looking for on another post after I posted this, but I didn't know how to delete my post. Thanks!
  9. Help with healthy fats

    Thanks for these ideas! The healthy fats are something I've been struggling with because I'm not a cook and didn't know how to incorporate them into my meals other than eating them as a side, and I do not like olives and can eat avocados only when they're mixed with something. I'm definitely more excited and ready to experiment now that I have some fresh ideas!
  10. Confused about healthy fats

    If I cook a meal with 1-2 thumb-sized portions of coconut oil, does that count as your "healthy fat" for the meal? Or do I still need to add more healthy fats (like half an avocado) to the meal? I know the book says it's better to eat more than the recommended amount as opposed to eating less, but it was just confusing me & I wanted to make sure I was getting at least the recommended amounts of healthy fats. Thanks!
  11. Start Date July 1

    Hey, y'all! Happy Day 1! My husband & I started our first Whole30 today. He bought me It Starts with Food for Mother's Day (at my request) and two weeks ago I picked up a copy of The Whole30 book, and I've pretty much devoured both of them several times in order to be ready for our journey. I've added Food Freedom Forever to my Amazon wishlist and have been trolling the Whole30 and Whole9 websites since reading both books in order to help guide us on this journey. Good luck, everyone!
  12. Start date July 1st

    Hi, all! My name is Crystal and my husband and I are starting the Whole30 on July 1st. Just in time for those Fourth of July cookouts, right? I am not very computer-literate, so I'm hoping to be able to learn how to navigate this website with as much ease as I do when browsing social media outlets. That being said, I am really nervous about my Whole30 journey and can really use all the support I can get; therefore, I will probably be here a lot. Hopefully I'll get to know this website fairly quickly. My husband bought me It Starts with Food for Mother's Day (my request), and I've read through it several times already. I am ready to start this journey,but I know I'm going to need a lot of emotional support. A few years ago my husband and I started CrossFit and the Paleo diet at the same time, and we both had success and amazing results with it; however, we ended up quitting CrossFit because of a number of different reasons and stopped doing Paleo shortly thereafter. So I KNOW that I am capable of success with the Whole30, but it's more of an emotional journey for me. Here are some of my biggest concerns: I was recently officially diagnosed with body dysmorphia, and I'm now realizing it's something I've struggled with since I was a child. I can't seem to get over the number on the scale, so not weighing myself is definitely going to be a challenge. I do not like to cook, mainly because I'm impatient. Cooking is something I've tried to pick up since my husband requested I at least TRY, and I have made some improvements, but I can honestly say I do not enjoy cooking. I am hoping this journey will change that for me. I work in public safety and my shifts are at LEAST 12 hours long, but a lot of times I end up working 15-18 hours/day. This is the biggest concern I have because I snack A LOT during my shifts, and I read in the book that they want to try to eliminate snacking. Any tips on the above bullets would be really helpful! Especially on the last one. My husband is my biggest supporter and I feel like he can help me the most with the first 2 bullets, but any support/advice on them will be great also. WHEW! That was a lot. Thanks for reading!