Svmomma

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    Svmomma got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Umm, your list is long and something you should be proud of!  
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    Svmomma reacted to Tj V in Sept 18 start date reintro   
    You rock! Thanks!
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    Svmomma got a reaction from Tj V in Sept 18 start date reintro   
    It was me.  Don't know if this breaks copy write rules, but here it is.
    Healthy Crusted Chicken Strips.pdf
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    Svmomma got a reaction from Tj V in Sept 18 start date reintro   
    It was me.  Don't know if this breaks copy write rules, but here it is.
    Healthy Crusted Chicken Strips.pdf
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    Svmomma got a reaction from dmrob2009 in Sept 18 start date reintro   
    @dmrob2009 thanks for starting the thread.  Welcome @erinelizabeth... and of course the regulars!
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    Svmomma got a reaction from dmrob2009 in Sept 18 start date reintro   
    @dmrob2009 thanks for starting the thread.  Welcome @erinelizabeth... and of course the regulars!
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    Svmomma got a reaction from Mike5858 in September 18 start date   
    Yeah day 30!  Thanks everyone for sharing and encouraging here.  This experience has been a total reset for me and I'm glad I did it.  Quite proud in fact!  I'm sure many can relate, but the slow gaining of weight over the years has been such a mental game for me.  As I've mentioned I work with young girls and try to teach them that the number on the scale doesn't define them.  And pushing the back side of my 40's I was looking around at my peers and finding myself accepting this as part of aging.  But I was using those things to fool myself into be complacent about letting that number creep up and up.  Through this experience, seeing my old self come peeking back through and knowing I am really in control of much more than I thought, has made me almost giddy.  

    We're not done yet, so look forward to hearing about reintro for everyone.  The meal planner thing is not cooperating with giving me the right recipes... so gotta get that lined out better.  
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    Svmomma reacted to Mike5858 in September 18 start date   
    Happy Day 30 Everyone!!!!!   I wasn't sure I was ever going to be able to type that at a few points in the journey, but to be honest, the last 4-5 days have been pretty easy for me.  I will take Kirbz's warning though, that the next few days could be full of temptations.  I plan to start re-intro (I'm assuming I get through today compliant, how awful if I didn't?) with bread and a little pasta.  Following the ideas from the book, I'll have toast (I use sprouted grain bread) with breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and pasta with meat sauce and Italian bread from the bakery.  Then totally W30 compliant Thursday and Friday to see what happens.  Saturday is alcohol (I was kidding my wife about have mimosa's with Saturday breakfast to beat the rush!)  We should be free to start our journey to "Food Freedom" starting this time next week.  Someone left a link for the Paleo Leap website and the Primal Blueprint.  I'm trying to mess together a conglomeration (with the help of my sister in law, who knows this stuff inside and out) of those two plans, plus W30, added exercise (joining the gym this weekend), and an occasional "treat".  I'll stay in touch and let you how it works for me.
    I just have to say how proud I am of all of you that stuck it out for the 30 days.  Your support, struggles, empathy, and humor helped me get through more than any of you will ever know.  We started out with a really big group (I think I counted 25-26 at one point in the first two days), and it dwindled down to a handful.  I hope some of those we didn't see again, just chose to stop posting and finished on their own, but I don't believe that to be the case for most.  I wish them all the luck in the world if they chose to try again.  Those of you who did finish, deserve a huge pat on the back!  I don't care what the book says, this IS hard.  I get the whole "fighting cancer is hard, drinking your coffee black isn't" jingle and slogan, but changing your relationship with food, even for just 30 days is monumental in my opinion.  Your interactions with your family, friends and co-workers is hard.  The struggle and panic of simply having a meal out of the house for the first few times is hard.  Missing celebrations, or leaving early, or just not being comfortable when everyone you love is having the same drink you've enjoyed with them for decades and you can't, is hard.  You know what though?  YOU ALL DID IT!  Congrats and let's stick together through reintro at least.  
    Have a WONDERFUL Day and be PROUD of yourselves!
    Mike
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    Svmomma got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    Realmeals... the one that Whole30 offers. Cost $30 for the month, but it was worth it for the planning/shopping list app.  It has a nice setting for getting your reintro set up based on the days you want to intro things, but is throwing ingredients to early.  Not hard to manipulate, but still.  May get tech support on it.
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    Svmomma got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    Realmeals... the one that Whole30 offers. Cost $30 for the month, but it was worth it for the planning/shopping list app.  It has a nice setting for getting your reintro set up based on the days you want to intro things, but is throwing ingredients to early.  Not hard to manipulate, but still.  May get tech support on it.
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    Svmomma got a reaction from Mike5858 in September 18 start date   
    Yeah day 30!  Thanks everyone for sharing and encouraging here.  This experience has been a total reset for me and I'm glad I did it.  Quite proud in fact!  I'm sure many can relate, but the slow gaining of weight over the years has been such a mental game for me.  As I've mentioned I work with young girls and try to teach them that the number on the scale doesn't define them.  And pushing the back side of my 40's I was looking around at my peers and finding myself accepting this as part of aging.  But I was using those things to fool myself into be complacent about letting that number creep up and up.  Through this experience, seeing my old self come peeking back through and knowing I am really in control of much more than I thought, has made me almost giddy.  

    We're not done yet, so look forward to hearing about reintro for everyone.  The meal planner thing is not cooperating with giving me the right recipes... so gotta get that lined out better.  
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    Svmomma got a reaction from Mike5858 in September 18 start date   
    Yeah day 30!  Thanks everyone for sharing and encouraging here.  This experience has been a total reset for me and I'm glad I did it.  Quite proud in fact!  I'm sure many can relate, but the slow gaining of weight over the years has been such a mental game for me.  As I've mentioned I work with young girls and try to teach them that the number on the scale doesn't define them.  And pushing the back side of my 40's I was looking around at my peers and finding myself accepting this as part of aging.  But I was using those things to fool myself into be complacent about letting that number creep up and up.  Through this experience, seeing my old self come peeking back through and knowing I am really in control of much more than I thought, has made me almost giddy.  

    We're not done yet, so look forward to hearing about reintro for everyone.  The meal planner thing is not cooperating with giving me the right recipes... so gotta get that lined out better.  
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    Svmomma got a reaction from Mike5858 in September 18 start date   
    Yeah day 30!  Thanks everyone for sharing and encouraging here.  This experience has been a total reset for me and I'm glad I did it.  Quite proud in fact!  I'm sure many can relate, but the slow gaining of weight over the years has been such a mental game for me.  As I've mentioned I work with young girls and try to teach them that the number on the scale doesn't define them.  And pushing the back side of my 40's I was looking around at my peers and finding myself accepting this as part of aging.  But I was using those things to fool myself into be complacent about letting that number creep up and up.  Through this experience, seeing my old self come peeking back through and knowing I am really in control of much more than I thought, has made me almost giddy.  

    We're not done yet, so look forward to hearing about reintro for everyone.  The meal planner thing is not cooperating with giving me the right recipes... so gotta get that lined out better.  
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    Svmomma reacted to Mike5858 in September 18 start date   
    Good Luck Tj V, it sounds like you have a solid plan, backed with a lot of thought and research.  Keep us informed of your progress!
    I do want to take a moment to thank you for inviting me to this group and this thread.  I truly believe that without the daily accountability, and support provided by this thread and it's members, I would not have made it through the entire 30 days.  Thank you for that!  I plan to be here for awhile, so I hope you'll stay in touch!
    Mike
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    Svmomma got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Way to power on @kirbz!
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    Svmomma got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Well put @SineadMon!! I just was trying to suggest a different tact is more helpful.  Volunteer or not, your words can matter.  And I agree with @CorgiLover that we are all adults and I love that this group does a great job at encouraging as well as tenderly making suggestions.  Sorry thought if the tone changed for a bit because of my comment, but appreciate the camaraderie of the group.

    Thanks for the well wishes for my birthday.  My family did a nice job letting me rest and spoiling me a bit.  They made me Thai Chicken over zoodles   

    @SineadMon you're definitely in the window when many of us were tired of it all.  You're also in the window of gaining back some energy.  So hopefully watching us reintroduce in a couple days will keep you motivated as well!  
    Personally I get a little freaked out about the Keto stuff, but I don't have a big weight loss goal so I don't have a similar point of reference.  I've watched a friend go through so many differing food manipulations that I think her systems just doesn't know which end is up.  She's skinny as a rail, and doing for insomnia mainly.  I have a sneaky suspicion though insomnia could be result of years of fooling with diet, plus life.  What I liked about Whole30 was how close it was to normal eating, fun/new recipes, and a check in on groups of foods and their particular affects.  

    Happy day 29 everyone!!
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    Svmomma got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    The 'man card' made me giggle!  I'm pretty sure my DH would've done it with me if I'd asked, but he too would've heard a few 'man card' jokes as his brothers in particular are out and out homophobic.  Next round!
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    Svmomma got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Way to power on @kirbz!
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    Svmomma got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    The 'man card' made me giggle!  I'm pretty sure my DH would've done it with me if I'd asked, but he too would've heard a few 'man card' jokes as his brothers in particular are out and out homophobic.  Next round!
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    Svmomma got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Well put @SineadMon!! I just was trying to suggest a different tact is more helpful.  Volunteer or not, your words can matter.  And I agree with @CorgiLover that we are all adults and I love that this group does a great job at encouraging as well as tenderly making suggestions.  Sorry thought if the tone changed for a bit because of my comment, but appreciate the camaraderie of the group.

    Thanks for the well wishes for my birthday.  My family did a nice job letting me rest and spoiling me a bit.  They made me Thai Chicken over zoodles   

    @SineadMon you're definitely in the window when many of us were tired of it all.  You're also in the window of gaining back some energy.  So hopefully watching us reintroduce in a couple days will keep you motivated as well!  
    Personally I get a little freaked out about the Keto stuff, but I don't have a big weight loss goal so I don't have a similar point of reference.  I've watched a friend go through so many differing food manipulations that I think her systems just doesn't know which end is up.  She's skinny as a rail, and doing for insomnia mainly.  I have a sneaky suspicion though insomnia could be result of years of fooling with diet, plus life.  What I liked about Whole30 was how close it was to normal eating, fun/new recipes, and a check in on groups of foods and their particular affects.  

    Happy day 29 everyone!!
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    Svmomma reacted to dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    @SugarcubeOD It was a pumpkin/apple breakfast bake with spices that might resemble that of pumpkin pie, but I can assure you that no one on this thread is eating pumpkin pie.   
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    Svmomma reacted to dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    @Svmomma I'm sorry you're feeling puny.  Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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    Svmomma got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    Nice job on getting outdoors and doing what you love!  Some of the best motivation out there!
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    Svmomma got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    Day 28 and my birthday... curled up on the couch watching movies with what feels like flu.  Not any huge comfort food cravings (thank goodness dinner included mash potatoes last night thought!) but I'm turning over dinner cooking tonight to DH with some guidance.  It would be great if the moderators in these discussions did more to boost people up rather than come in to critic.  Just sayin'
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    Svmomma got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    I think because the moderator comments come irregularly, they can miss the spirit of the person posting or have a pulse on the conversation leading up to it.   You made your comments/recommendations nicely, so sorry if critic sounded harsh.  There was a post in the middle our timeline about a recipe someone in the group was sharing for pumpkin pie, and the moderator said that was not whole30 approved.  It just missed the mark on the majority of the group really having a pretty good understanding of the whole30 theory and that the idea wasn't to replace dessert with compliant foods.  So I guess I was thinking of your comments amongst the few times moderators jumped in.