Sunshine2020

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    Sunshine2020 got a reaction from JenRaye in JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th   
    I agree with @Amura
    you have to be careful of the fruit. It is easy to replace the sugar - breads and chocolate and so on with fruit. Fruit can spike you too - Idea is to change the habits that we have and make new ones. It is not easy, but will be worth it!
    Totally agree with sometimes the struggle. I kept walking into the kitchen at work - looking for "Something" finally had some flavored water and a Chomps Beef Stick. Took the edge off.
    Rock on Whole 30 teamates
     
     
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    Sunshine2020 reacted to JessFind in JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th   
    Day 01 - Sept. 2nd: 
    (I'm posting these a day late because I try not to be on my computer after I leave work.) 
    Food for the day: 
    - Breakfast: Egg casserole. Like I mentioned before, I wasn't satisfied and didn't like the texture, so I didn't eat very much of it. Supplemented with a handful of red grapes a little later. But good news! I tore up a piece of crispy bacon and added 1/4 of an avocado this morning and that really helped a lot. I ate my whole serving today!
    - Snack 1: 2 hard boiled egg whites with 1/4 avocado. Yum! Was still a little hungry, though, so I added another egg white to my lunch bag today. 
    - Lunch: Spinach salad with tomato, cucumber, pan seared chicken, sunflower seeds, avocado, and Tabasco. Tabasco and avocado are going to be my saviors during this for sure. 
    - Snack 2: Grapes and a banana
    - Dinner: Chicken soup with broccoli, jalapenos, topped with a runny egg. 1 piece of bacon on the side. 
    - Dessert: Watermelon 
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    I felt good yesterday! Was definitely tired and had a headache, but that isn't necessarily abnormal for me. I'm already much more full this morning because I ate my whole serving of egg casserole with the bacon and avocado. I'm also being serious about journaling how I feel after I eat using this handy food sensitivity journal. Not counting calories or portion control, but journaling how I feel throughout the day, how I sleep, when I eat, etc. If I’m hungry, I eat more. I’m looking forward to analyzing how food affects me over the next 30 days and beyond.
    I had a HORRIBLE night's sleep last night, though. Tossing and turning all over the place. So I'm pretty tired right now. But I know that's normal. On to day 2! 

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    Sunshine2020 reacted to Amura in JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th   
    I would be careful with the fruits. You don't want sugar spikes, even if the sugar is from a natural source.
    I personally think it's better to be as strict as possible from the very beginning, it makes the path ahead just clearer - and easier!
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    Sunshine2020 got a reaction from JessFind in JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th   
    I have used for crust sweet potatoes or white potatoes - it really helps the casserole from falling apart. Sneak in more vegetables and this will help it be more thicker too.
    Good Luck everyone on day 1.
    Lanette
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    Sunshine2020 got a reaction from CharlotteNZ in September Challenge, Starting Sept. 2   
    Hello. I am doing my third Whole30. I have started a few others, but not to completion. But have completed 2 and always felt better. I realize I just can't have bread. It brings - starts and encourages my downfall.
    So I am starting again today. Yep planning is the key: I just read the It Starts with Food - again as a quick review. I think it's the reintroduction I mess up so I want to complete the Whole30 and then plan accordingly to the REINTRODUCTION - not just the go crazy. So in reality bread has to be a really strong NO & NO for me. Which I am okay with!.
    There are so many  other foods out there that actually make us feel healthy and satisfied and that is my new motto.
     
    Today's Daily Goal: drink my water and enjoy the taste of my food
    What is everyone's Goal for the Day? @CarolMaureen
    @Kris10381
    @CharlotteNZ
    @JessFind
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    Sunshine2020 got a reaction from CarolMaureen in September Challenge, Starting Sept. 2   
    Hello. I am doing my third Whole30. I have started a few others, but not to completion. But have completed 2 and always felt better. I realize I just can't have bread. It brings - starts and encourages my downfall.
    So I am starting again today. Yep planning is the key: I just read the It Starts with Food - again as a quick review. I think it's the reintroduction I mess up so I want to complete the Whole30 and then plan accordingly to the REINTRODUCTION - not just the go crazy. So in reality bread has to be a really strong NO & NO for me. Which I am okay with!.
    There are so many  other foods out there that actually make us feel healthy and satisfied and that is my new motto.
     
    Today's Daily Goal: drink my water and enjoy the taste of my food
    What is everyone's Goal for the Day? @CarolMaureen
    @Kris10381
    @CharlotteNZ
    @JessFind
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    Sunshine2020 reacted to JessFind in JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th   
    Day 00: Sept 1st - Food prep
    I carved out the day for grocery shopping and food prep. I plan to do this every Sunday. Here's what I accomplished today: 
    Whole 30 meal prep #1: 
    - Chicken soup in the crock pot with jalapeños and broccoli (I made sure to check the chicken broth for sugar)
    - Egg casserole with chorizo, spinach, and a bunch of spices 
    - 2 spinach salads portioned out with pan seared chicken 
    - 2 more portions of chicken cooked 
    - 1 portion of roasted broccoli 
    - 2 portions of roasted Brussels sprouts 
    - 10 hard boiled eggs 
    - 1 avocado in 2 portions
    Additional meals planned: 
    - Zucchini noodles with ground turkey and crushed/sun dried tomatoes 
    - Stuffed peppers with chorizo/ground turkey 
    - Sirloin and Brussels sprouts and roasted potatoes
    Here we go!