pearlgirl2017

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  1. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    Got my shopping list ready. Two meals that should give me grab-and-go-meal options: https://40aprons.com/whole30-zuppa-toscana/ and https://whole30.com/whole30-tuna-noodle-casserole/ Hope everyone has a great weekend
  2. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    Welcome to the start of Day 6. I hope everyone is still hangin' in there. Just a few more days and we are supposed to be feeling some of the good things. I can't wait.
  3. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    My man can't tolerate much heat in his food either. (Too many hot pepper eating contests when he was a kid in south Texas) I like a little spice but not necessarily "make your nose run". For him I can cut the amount called for down by 1/2 or more. And it still gives a little something. Curry powder and chili powder are a blend of spices. You can google for substitutions and leave out the hot stuff. For the others, no harm in leaving them out.
  4. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    Still my most favorite Whole30 egg breakfast https://www.stephgaudreau.com/sweet-and-savory-blueberry-omelet/. From www.stupideasypaleo.com
  5. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    The first week is always hard to figure out how much to put on your plate. Is your stomach growling hungry or is it just scared it won't be fed ever again? Use whatever spices you normally use that don't have non-compliant ingredients in them. I find most recipes are pretty forgiving. What spice in particular do you want a sub for? Maybe one of us can help with ideas.
  6. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    Sorry to have disappeared, my internet went down again. How is everyone doing so far? We have finished 3 whole days. I have to admit that the thought of cooking breakfast this morning kind of sucked. But I did it! Lunch was pre-made so just grab and go. Now if I can convince my man to assemble and grill some hamburger patties while I make an onion gravy.......
  7. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    Welcome to Day2. Day1 went pretty well considering I didn't get any of the prep work done during the weekend that I had planned. Still managed to eat compliantly, just nothing ready-to-use. Yesterday's meals were Meal 1: Eggs scrambled in bacon drippings, Dole mandarin orange cup, coffee with almond milk. Meal 2: Can of tuna warmed up with a can of green beans (didn't have a fat). Meal 3: Seared pork chops https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a54981/pan-fried-pork-chop-recipe/ with steamed yellow squash and a lemon/oil sauce. I used a thick-cut boneless chop and it came out fine. It had to cook about 10-12 minutes in the oven to reach 145 degrees. How were your meals?
  8. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    Sounds tasty. Let us know how it turns out.
  9. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    Yes we do!!! Welcome to the site. That's the best way to get started! Easy and simple.
  10. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    I hear you! I'm squeezing my size 14 self into my size 12 jeans. I refuse to go a size higher!
  11. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    Thank you for joining me here. I have previously attempted Whole30's before. I have made it as far as day 23. This time I WILL make it to day 30 and a proper reintroduction. I seriously need to take better care of myself. With all that's going on in the world right now I need to at least feel in control of what I am eating.
  12. pearlgirl2017

    SeptemberWhole30 starting 9/14/20

    Hello all! I am gearing up for this year's September Whole30 which starts on Monday, Sept. 14. I have most of the week's meals planned and will do my shopping and prepping over the weekend. I am committed to this next 30 days. Everything hurts, and I have needed to start taking anti-depressant meds again. I have minimal energy and my creative side seems to have left me. Welcome to all who are also starting on the 14th.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.