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  1. 7:00 hit the ground running. Today was our homeschool tutorial day. I love this day, even so it is a very demanding day. I got lunch packed up and snacks for the boys, books diapers, teaching supplies and even remembered to grab my breakfast. 8:00 M1 eating in the truck LO pineapple pork with Primal Golden BBQ sauce (this stuff is da bomb) apple and almond butter I tutor the younger kids ages 5 to 8 and phew do I get a workout. I keep my class up on their feet and moving while we learn. I think my favorite movement today was blasting off like rockets as we listed the names of so
  2. @heb2014 ah this southern girl feels all that southern love and hospitality! Thank you for taking the time to read it. I so appreciate the support I have found here at the forums, it’s comforting to know that I am not alone in this journey to my metamorphosis.
  3. @Amy_Michigan thank you for your kind words. I’m glad my story has inspired you. Sometimes i take for granted how significant an impact certain events have had in my life both positive and negative. This food experiment has been an amazing opportunity for me to unpack a lot of what has taken place in my life and how food has played a large role in it. Even now I press on toward the mark!
  4. 6:15 rise up and hit the ground running. Welcome back to the bump and grind. Wednesday’s are hard physically and mentally for me. I drive 1 hr and 20 min to the big city to meet with clients all day. It’s a good day just demanding. The boys get to spend their day with grandparents so they look forward to Wednesday’s and are always helpful to get everything done and out the door. I got up 30 min later than planned, darn snooze button. I panicked because I wasn’t going to have time to fix breakfast. As I was packing up lunches I asked myself what advice would you give to someone in my po
  5. Hey let’s hear it for Day8. We crushed another day! Your food looks yummy and happy.
  6. I am working like a madwoman today. It’s my busy day. I had only 15 minutes between meetings to eat! Thank goodness for my little workhorse Hot Logic Mini it has my food hot and ready perfectly cooked when I was ready to eat. Put food in plug and go. It heats it up keeps it warm doesn’t overcook or burn. I’ve been using 3-4 times a week for 6 years. I use it for everything from left overs to cooking a meal with fresh or frozen ingredients. It can hold enough food to feed me and my three boys when we are all needing a to go lunch together. All the claims of what it is capable of that t
  7. When I’m finding myself board or discontent with food ideas I hop on IG and check out the whole30eecipes. There is a ton of variety as they showcase a different person each week and each person brings a different flare with them to the “table”. I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration there
  8. Yes! Journaling reveals so much. I know personally it has really helped me be aware of my food, my tendencies, my mindset even.
  9. I have this little workhorse that i have been using at least 3-4 times a week for 6 years to prepare lunches when I’m away from home for meetings, classes, conferences, etc. it’s called the Hot Logic Mini. You put in your left overs and plug it in and it heats it to the perfect temp and keeps it there until you are ready to eat, plus it doesn’t overcook or burn your food. It also does a great job cooking fresh or frozen ingredients into a meal as well. I’ve tossed frozen chicken breast or salmon with frozen veggies and a dressing and had a delicious meal to sit down to at lunch time. No f
  10. Day 7 - The Struggle in the Duldrums 8:00 awake and baby awake. I’m just not feeling with it. Baby is cutting a molar and he is just not feeling it either. I think part of it is my stomach. I think I may be blocked up. I am not hungry, the thought of food makes me want to run and hide. So I am drinking some lemon water while I try to get my bearings on today. 11:00 S1: Granny Smith Apple and Almond butter. I am still not hungry but I figured I should put something in my body before I get to point critical and eat all the things. This was tasty, but I kind of forced it
  11. Ah thank you. I was looking back at my pics and since you said that I’ve noticed they have made into a lot of my pics lately... maybe that should become a thing because they are pretty cute.
  12. Yes I just use my phone. I work on my computer and the last thing I want to be doing in my “free” time is sitting at a computer.
  13. @Ann @JessFind so what I hear you saying is it’s not them it’s me! My little men are about to drive me out of mind, and I am never like that. Hmmm good to know I’ll double up on keeping my emotions in check. I just finish TTOTM and I’m feeling like it’s back 3 days later lol okay I’m just gonna be chill till this inner pirate in me settles down.
  14. I enjoy cruising through everyone’s log for this very reason, inspiration. It’s fun to see the different recipes and combinations of food people are doing.
  15. Trying to squeeze to much into to little time is me all of the time, it is typically the reason I’m always late. Trying to get all the things done and making kabobs in under an hour had us running out the door with a plate of hot kabobs. Lol my son and I were probably a site chowing down on the kabobs while going to pick up the other son from his class. We thoroughly enjoyed the Asian kabobs, wow were they delicious and messy 2:30 M2: venison and chicken Asian kabobs with peppers onions and cherry tomatoes. Did I mention how amazing these were? https://www.wholekitchensin
  16. @JessFind ha ha I really didn’t mind. This is my thing, not his. So I have no expectations for him to tip toe around me. Just that he doesn’t complain too much when I make the house smell of garlic lol.
  17. I got a cast iron griddle/grill for Christmas too. I’m in love with it. We mad kabobs on the grill side today. They were to die for!
  18. Its Day 6 Y’all! Warning I cried writing some of this! 6:40 up and at em! I have to get My 13 yr old son out the door to his class that is an hour away. I got me dressed baby up and pottied and dressed. Helped My 13 DS get his lunch together. I grabbed a banana and my water for a snack to hold me over the until I get home to make breakfast. I know it’s not an ideal snack, but I figure it’s better than going to BK and getting a double croissant sandwich which was my custom a few months ago. Lol oh me! Hubby called just before I was about to turn on our road and asked if I could
  19. I do hope you feel better soon. If you can muster the strength to push through and stay on plan you will heal much faster. Above all else take care of you and rest as much as possible.
  20. Day 5 8:20 - rise and panic! I totally overslept! Baby had himself half undressed and jumping around like a crazy person in his crib laughing and carrying on. What a lovely start to my morning! The scale was left in the middle of the bathroom again. But it’s okay because it lead to an interesting conversation with myself and one of those big ah ha moments. Me: wondering what harm could it do if I just peak at the numbers, I really don’t care either way I’m just curious Also me: self, really! are you really even contemplating the scale? I thought this experiment wasn’t about
  21. My conversation with myself yesterday (my usual weigh day). What does it profit me to step on the scale? Am I allowing that number to determine my mindset, how I feel about me, how I look and dress? Why am I so curious and drawn to see the number? What if I step on it just to see, what then. If the number is lower than I expect will that loosen my resolve make me think and feel that I have some wiggle room because I’m “ahead”? What if the number is higher than I expected? Will I become upset and toss in the towel? Self you really do not want to step on the scale, this experiment
  22. In a pinch if I need a quick source of fat to add I just take a spoonful of coconut oil with my meal. Having enough good healthy fat really makes a difference for me in staying full and satisfied until the next meal.
  23. The sun will rise tomorrow on a new day, a new dawn, a fresh start, a day that has not been tainted. It is yours to make of it what you will. Mercies are new in the morning. I believe every “failure” brings us one step closer to success because it is from the fall that we learn the most. Chin up! Tomorrow is new day!
  24. Day 4 cont 12:30 M2: getting ready to go shopping and I know better than to not eat. So I’m feeding baby and me even though I had a late breakfast 1c protein salad with chicken (mayo, apple, carrots, celery) 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 naval orange 1:15 baby was in desperate need for a nap, so if I finished my shopping list and then laid down for 45 min. Got up got baby pottied and diapers in the wash… now to brave the people and go shopping. Finally made it out the door just before 4:00pm… 3 stores in 3 hours with the baby, plus My 17 yr old bonus son. He surprised me by asking if
  25. Confession.... I still haven’t been to the grocery store. I’ve been doing the whole 30 with what I had in the house. It’s almost become a game. However I really really want some salad. So I’m going shopping today, for real for real this time. 7:30 Baby alarm went off. Got him on the potty and then fixed his morning drink and got him settled in so I can work out. 7:45 Exercise: Day 5 45 min - Shoulder Repair Yoga 14 min, Restore Repair Yoga 30 min. I was so sore last night! I soaked for an hour in an epsom salt bath, which helped some, but I wasn’t sure I could make it through