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  1. Started 10 9

    My companion isn't doing a Whole30 either. He eats a compliant dinner though because I'm not going to cook two separate meals. I will occasionally add rice or a roll to his meal. And if he wants spaghetti I make sure I have a spaghetti squash roasted for myself. I like the recipes in the Whole30 guide/cookbook as well. I'll make a double portion of the banger sausages and have them all week for breakfast or lunch (I prefer it without the sage myself). Some days I'll have it with sweet potato soup that I made a double batch of in the crock pot. Yum! No matter how I do it there is always something that needs to be washed/sliced/diced/chopped/stored/cooked.
  2. My Whole30 starts today, and my hopes are up!

    Absolutely, prayers are with you. Remember to be kind to yourself all thru the 30 days. It's definitely a learning curve to be 100% compliant, 100% of the time.
  3. Donna60

    Day by day, meal by meal, bite by bite.
  4. Hope to start a full Whole30 in October

    I am about to do my Saturday grocery run. Not my favorite part of the week. But I guess it's still the easier part of the prep work. Buy fruit wash fruit store fruit. Buy veggies wash veggies peel/slice/dice store veggies. Make Sunshine Sauce, Balsamic Vinaigrette and a lemon/oil dressing. I still can't get enough of this made with 3 eggs and with a handful of baby spinach thrown in for good measure, and 1-2 slices of bacon. Lunch this week will be Egg Roll in a Bowl drizzled with Sunshine Sauce. I've got four dinners planned that will have enough for some nights of leftovers. Think I'm good to go...
  5. Hope to start a full Whole30 in October

    With three teenagers you probably already have meal planning and organization down. It's only my companion and myself at my house. My fridge is old and small and never seems to hold enough fresh greens and veggies to last the whole week. And if I do try to stock it for the week, there is no room for leftovers or make-ahead meals. I have had to accept that I am going to have to shop twice a week. One trip for half the veggies, pantry staples and everything else, one trip to replenish the fridge. Erksome to say the least but it works for me.
  6. Hope to start a full Whole30 in October

    WOW! Welcome to the community. I know what you mean about healthy eating and budget issues. It isn't cheap to eat good food. I found this site and plan to try it out.
  7. New-Will start October 1, 2017

    Thought I'd share this.
  8. Looking for a Whole30 Support Buddy! Starting 10/1!

    That's pretty much the same for me. Thought I'd share this again, maybe it will help.
  9. Starting 9/29

    Yes you/we will!
  10. New-Will start October 1, 2017

    Welcome @abbylynn11 . Counting down to October 1...
  11. New-Will start October 1, 2017

    Hello @MMWolford81. It can be tough going from eating whatever you want to strictly following a Whole30. I'd use this last week of September to get sort of a "running start". My first attempt lasted 11 days. I started over on Day 1 because I discovered an item I was using almost daily was non compliant. My second attempt lasted 21 days. That one ended just because I was angry and depressed and thought my favorite foods would make me feel better. It didn't. So I'm going to start again with the knowledge I have gained about how emotions affect my eating. Here's to attempt number 3. 1: Read EVERY label. Non-compliant stuff is everywhere. There is soy in most canned tuna fish, sulfites in lemon juice concentrate, sugar in spice mixes etc. Don't be fooled by "no-sugar added". That just means it was replaced by HFCS. Get a magnifying glass and take it shopping with you. 2: Keep your meals simple at the start. Take meals you normally cook and tweek them if necessary to make them compliant. 3: My companion is not concerned about doing a Whole30. But he does eat what I cook because I don't make anything weird (refer back to #2). I will occasionally add a roll or rice to his plate, but I'm only going to cook one breakfast and one dinner. (He's on his own for lunch.) 4: Sauces and salad dressings are your friends. They do count as your fat, and you need a small amount of fat at every meal. My personal favorite is to mix fresh lemon juice with Bertolli's Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil. Put it in a small mason jar with a lid and shake it up real good. Easy peasy. Great for salad, veggies, fish and chicken. 5: Be kind to yourself. Mistakes happen. Finding out the favorite spice you've been using has sugar in it (McCormick Lemon Pepper? Seriously?), is not nearly as bad as purposely getting a large Dairy Queen Blizzard. Good luck on your prep week.
  12. Looking for an Over 50 Group to blog with

    Welcome @Lorie. Definitely try to keep it as easy on yourself as possible with everything you have going on. Have you done a Whole30 before?
  13. Looking for an Over 50 Group to blog with

    Well it was not happening for me this weekend. I still don't have any of my veggies prepped for the coming week. It was so nice outside Sunday that I couldn't stand to miss it.
  14. Looking for an Over 50 Group to blog with

    Good afternoon everyone! Saturday has rolled around again. For me that means the weekly trip to the grocery store. I will have to force myself back into meal prepping on the weekends. I have discovered that on evenings when I get home, if I don't have anything prepped already, I simply don't eat. Maybe just a piece of fruit or something. When I'm coming home tired after work I just can't face a session of peeling/chopping etc. At least when I had it prepped already it took that excuse away.
  15. Looking for an Over 50 Group to blog with

    @CBS17, yes it's normal. According to the timeline Days 6 & 7 are "I just Want a Nap". Everyone is different so it may be plus or minus a few days.