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  1. pearlgirl2017

    pearlgirlfoodforthought

    Sept. 18 - Day 10 As I mentioned before, this isn't going to work if I keep "sneaking" in anything that is non-compliant. Time to redouble my efforts and make this happen as it should. Meal 1 - the other half of the Blueberry Omelet (no other added fat this morning) Meal 2 - a serving of the Nutty Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew Meal 3 - baked salmon filet with fresh lemon juice and Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil, steamed yellow squash with ghee and green beans. Drank all my required water for the day.
  2. pearlgirl2017

    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    Hi Melinaka, it wasn't even a craving for peanut butter. I saw it and just had some (hard to keep stuff out of the line of sight when you're not the only one in the house). I usually make it to about day 21 before those "I deserve it" feelings hit. I guess I was just too hot, tired and hungry to think twice about it. Dinner was another fast to bring together meal. Baked salmon filet with steamed yellow squash and green beans. Lemon juice and extra light tasting olive oil on the fish and ghee on the squash. Still waiting for my jeans to fit better, but otherwise feeling better overall.
  3. pearlgirl2017

    pearlgirlfoodforthought

    Sept. 17 - Day 9 I find that, for me, if I open a can of LaCroix in the morning I don't drink the rest of my water throughout the day as I should. So Day 9 was a bust on the required amount of water. I also screwed up and had some peanut butter. Right out of the jar. Didn't even think about it first. Was it a bad day? Did I feel the need to cheat? I don't know. I just know I wanted some so I ate some. Now I'm telling myself over and over to stay the course. Don't give up. Don't give up. Meal 1 - 1 slice bacon, 1/2 of a Sweet and Savory Blueberry Omelet with spinach https://www.stephgaudreau.com/sweet-and-savory-blueberry-omelet/ Meal 2 - a serving of the Nutty Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew w/slivered almonds from the Whole30 Slow Cooker Cookbook snack before making dinner - hardboiled egg Meal 3 - canned sliced carrots, thin cut pork chop, side salad w/dressing, then as I said, totally non-compliant peanut butter.
  4. pearlgirl2017

    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    I'm still not doing a perfect Whole30. I caved to a few bites of peanut butter last night, and I'm sure that dressing was bound to have sugar in it. But I am determined to keep going, and hopefully improve each day. I will keep going past the end of the 30 days so I will eventually have 30 days in a row of no sugar. My planned meals are going well. Made a simple meal of pan fried thin cut pork chops last night. Served with a can of DelMonte canned sliced carrots and a side salad. Took all of 20 minutes to bring it together.
  5. pearlgirl2017

    pearlgirlfoodforthought

    Sept. 16 - Day 8 - Monday Spent most of Sunday cooking and washing clothes. Made a soup for my lunches for this week. Mondays are always tough to get out of bed. I stayed up too late reading. Meal 1 - 1 slice bacon, leftover boiled brussels sprouts scrambled into 3 eggs Meal 2 - Slow cooker chicken and sweet potato stew from one of the Whole30 cookbooks Meal 3 - big salad consisting of butterhead lettuce, about 12 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cucumber, green onion and 2 hard-boiled eggs. Basalmic vinigrette. Drank all my water for the day. I didn't have any cravings for anything today. Still waiting for my jeans to fit a little looser and my tummy to look a little flatter.
  6. pearlgirl2017

    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    I woke up before the alarm went off this morning but it looked way too dark outside to be time to get up. Dragged myself out of bed and went to the gym for the circuit. Seemed to be back up to my normal amount of weights on the machines. Ran back home and made breakfast. My favorite is this one from Stupid Easy Paleo https://www.stephgaudreau.com/sweet-and-savory-blueberry-omelet/ I usually fry up a couple slices of bacon, then saute a big handful of baby spinach in the drippings, then add the egg mix. Let me tell you that this is absolutely fabulous!!
  7. pearlgirl2017

    pearlgirlfoodforthought

    Sept. 14 - Day 6 - Saturday Made it to the gym for the circuit machines. Not as strong as I usually am. Meal 1 Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts with ghee, 1 sausage link snack apple with almond butter
  8. pearlgirl2017

    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    I usually "unplug" after I get home from work on Saturday. How was your weekend? Mine wasn't perfectly compliant but I'm soldiering on. Found that I had everything I needed to make a soup recipe from one of the Whole30 cookbooks this weekend. That will be my breakfast or lunch every day this week. We'll see how it works out. Breakfast this morning was a piece of bacon, fried. Some leftover boiled brussels sprouts I found in the back of the fridge, sauteed in the bacon dripping with 3 scrambled eggs. Came out half frittata half scrambled. Added some pepper and coconut aminos to the eggs before adding them to the brussels. I am def burned out on brussels!
  9. pearlgirl2017

    pearlgirlfoodforthought

    Sept. 13 - Day 5 It took the alarm to get me up this morning. A little sore from yesterdays workout. I seem to have found the tightest jeans I have in my wardrobe. I hope to feel them looser by the end of these thirty days. Meal 1 - 2 poached eggs on top of yesterdays Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts with the lemon/oil dressing. Some diluted black coffee. Snack at about 4 pm - Cashew Cookie LaraBar Meal 2 - last of the pulled pork with cauliflower rice, olives and a small apple. Still managed to drink all my water for the day.
  10. pearlgirl2017

    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    Did you remember to click the "notify me of replies" button? I find a lot of people forget that. I def need to vary my veggies this coming week. Everything I have eaten has been in the cabbage family. I think I am going to try a vegetable soup for my lunches next week. Plenty of green beans, zucchini, onions, carrots and such. It's easy to freeze if I tire of it.
  11. pearlgirl2017

    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    It took the alarm to get me out of bed this morning. I had some really random dreams last night. None of it was about food though. But at least I'm sleeping deep enough to have dreams. Last nights dinner was a small baked salmon filet with Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts. I finally remembered to add a fat. I mixed equal parts fresh lemon juice with Extra Light-Tasting Olive Oil and poured it over everything. You have to scroll down to find this recipe but it's fairly easy to make. I just put everything in a large bowl, pour enough oil to coat, add some sea salt and pour it all onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread it out even and bake. Sometimes I remember to stir it half way thru - it can burn the bottom in my oven. https://whole30.com/best-of-whole30-recipes-valentines-day/
  12. pearlgirl2017

    pearlgirlfoodforthought

    Sept. 12 - Day 4 Woke up on my own, before the alarm. Decided to go to the gym and do the circuit workout. Meal 1 - 2-1/2 eggs scrambled in bacon drippings (my man ate the other 2-1/2 eggs), 12 oz. V-8. It was a rushed morning because of the unplanned gym visit. Meal 2 - leftover pork shoulder and cauliflower rice Meal 3 - Schwan's salmon filet and Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts with a lemon/oil dressing (ha! finally remembered to add a fat!). https://whole30.com/best-of-whole30-recipes-valentines-day/. You have to scroll down to find this recipe. Snack - banana Still doing well at drinking all my recommended water.
  13. pearlgirl2017

    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    I wouldn't say I pushed myself. It was the circuit at Planet Fitness. Since it had been a while I did lighter weights with more reps. But I felt good and sweaty.
  14. pearlgirl2017

    Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

    Day 4 - Woke up this morning feeling better. Decided to go to the gym for the first time in forever. Here's hoping to a really good day. I modified this recipe so it would be compliant. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/69744/orange-soy-pork-loin/. I didn't look at my recipe close enough though, I used a pork shoulder instead of a loin roast. Shredded it and served it over cauliflower rice. I needed to add some green veggies to last nights dinner. Still working on getting the template right. Still not adding enough greens and the plated fat. Next weeks meal plan will be better. Sauces and dressings are so easy...why haven't I made any of them yet????
  15. pearlgirl2017

    pearlgirlfoodforthought

    Sept. 11 - Day 3 Still feel a slight headache. Incredibly thirsty. Meal 1 - 2 eggs scrambled in bacon drippings with onions and kale Meal 2 - Delmonte canned green beans, rinsed and drained with canned skipjack tuna and balsamic vinegrette Snack - banana Meal 3 - Pork shoulder and cauliflower rice My meal plan for next week will have a better variety of vegetables and a specifically mentioned added fat. Sauces and dressings are so easy. Why haven't I made any yet?