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  1. pearlgirl2017

    Back Again and Starting June 1st

    I too am looking forward to better sleep. I'm tired of feeling tired. Makes me feel old. So raise your glasses of La Croix and celebrate the beginning of the first day!
  2. pearlgirl2017

    I’m starting June 3.

    It will! Good luck and successful planning to you. I started this morning. I find the hardest part of a Whole30 is waiting for that first NSV.
  3. pearlgirl2017

    June Whole 30

    What is it that is said about "the best laid plans"? My day has started on the run. Anything I could grab that is compliant I grabbed. A 12 oz can of V-8, 2 boiled eggs and a 1.5 oz packet of Planters cashews. I "plan" on being able to sit down for a proper lunch later today.
  4. pearlgirl2017

    June Whole 30

    Hello Elizabeth, nice to see you here again too.
  5. pearlgirl2017

    June Whole 30

    Hello Jain, I am also starting on the first. Again. I can't seem to get my sugar dragon under control. I always feel better and sleep better when I follow the rules. So why do I continuously go back to eating things I know hurt me???? I'm probably just envious of my companion that eats whatever he wants regardless. Best of luck to you as well. There aren't many of us brave enough to start on the weekend.
  6. pearlgirl2017

    Beginning June 1

    Keep it simple. Start with meals you already like that may already be compliant, or can be slightly tweeked into compliance. New recipes are fun but can be daunting the first week when you are trying to learn the ropes. Make more than you need. Leftovers will become your best friend. Read EVERY label. Spices, broths, canned or frozen fruit or veggies...sometimes they change their formulas mid-Whole30 on us. Don't forget to add the fat to every meal. After you have cooked it, add the ghee or oil. One of my fav make ahead breakfast recipes... Make sure to use ghee instead of butter, and add some Aidell's sausage to change it up.
  7. pearlgirl2017

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Last day. I don't know what I'll do first. Probably feta on my salad, oatmeal on Monday, that kind of stuff. Hopefully I won't dive head first into the candy dish.
  8. pearlgirl2017

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    I plan on continuing the "no coffee" until Easter morning. The rest.........
  9. pearlgirl2017

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    There may be something in your soap or moisturizer that is giving you trouble now. I love making my own face scrub/cleanser, and it's so super simple. 1/4 cup sea salt (dead sea is best) and a few tablespoons of your favorite cooking oil (grapeseed, coconut, avocado or olive). That's it. Rub it on your face (gently) in a circular motion and rinse it off. It's a great make-up remover, exfoliant, cleanser and moisturizer all in one. I don't measure my amounts any more. I just scoop up a handful of salt and add enough oil to make it moist, jump in the shower and use it on my face, elbows, knees....
  10. pearlgirl2017

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    I have to admit that my round has not been as well executed as I would have liked. The biggest challenge was remembering to add a plated fat. There were a few times that I used my Tony's seasoning or my Newman's dressings. I can say that my sugar consumption was way down but not zero. And then about half-way thru, my man throws me for a loop. For the last 7 years he has eaten everything that I cooked but hasn't really liked it (his mom raised him to eat whatever was on the table). I could easily live on eggs, fish and pork for my protein, Whole30 or not. Him? He needs everything fried for it to be "good". Salad, baked potatoes and meatloaf seem to be the only things that have been acceptable. (Of course the meatloaf is filled with crushed crackers and covered in a brown sugar/ketchup glaze, that's why he likes it). I feel like I have been set adrift, without a rope to hold me in place. Okay, so our palates are different, time for a new plan. More hamburger steaks and taco salads for a while I suppose. And a meatloaf for him this weekend...
  11. pearlgirl2017

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    I've used my chef and paring knives, cutting board, Nutri Ninja blender, 4 and 6 qt. dutch ovens and crock-pots, a meat thermometer and a lemon press.
  12. pearlgirl2017

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    You'd have to start that group in the Whole30 Reintroduction forum, but sure. I personally don't want to think about reintroduction right now, not with another 2 weeks to go. Congratulations to the ladies (and their families) who have completed their 30 days, but I still have a few miles to go yet. @MJ of Cayman I must be envious of you and your man's comment that you look slimmer. I had a dream last night that I put on my jeans and they were so big I thought I must have put on his pair by mistake. When he didn't say anything encouraging I took them off and threw them at his head! Wishful thinking for sure.
  13. pearlgirl2017

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    That seems to have cleared it up. I don't know about going all summer without any deodorant though. I'll play around with different brands, or find a recipe for "pit paste" made with coconut oil.
  14. pearlgirl2017

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Wow! I guess trying each one separately is the only way to find out.
  15. pearlgirl2017

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    WooHoo!!! That is great!!!