SammyC

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  1. SammyC

    Restart 2/26

    I hope you’re doing well. I’ve officially decided the Whole30 isn’t for me. I just can’t handle not having even a little grain or dairy in my life. But hey... not every diet is for every person. Wishing you well in your next few weeks!
  2. SammyC

    Restart 2/26

    Hi everyone! My first attempt was right after Christmas, and I gave up after 6 days. I traveled on days 3-5 and that got me very discouraged. I went home to NY and watched my family feast on all my home town favorite foods. By the time I got home I was sad and not motivated.. and the thought of eggs made me wanna crawl in a hole and die. So I gave up.. and I wasn’t proud of it but it was what I needed to do for myself at the time. Anyway... I am ready to try again! Anyone else starting or restarting?
  3. Wishing you all a happy new year and good luck in your journey! I have decided that this isn't for me right now. I lasted 5 and a half days, and I am proud of myself for that. I plan to try again in the future, but for right now I'm just going to be more aware of what I eat and when, and I still plan on using the recipes in the book for some meals. This challenge has opened my eyes to the insane amount of added sugar in everything we eat and I am thankful that I am more aware of that. I wish you all good luck !!
  4. SammyC

    Having a hard time

    Thank you all for your responses. i had a rough night and morning. It didn't help that my mom was being insane about me visiting my dad for the new year instead of her.. my dad had to convince me not to give up.. and made me breakfast with my clarified butter. Eggs and sweet potatoes.. it was good. and then I went to my best friends house and we made spicy chicken with guacamole and we made sure everything that went in it was compliant. i even got her on board and she wants to buy the guidebook and do it too. so I survived another day! Thanks again and happy new year!
  5. I ended up bringing the lunch I had prepared for today.. and ate that while everyone chowed down on the pizza. I had a bit of a mental breakdown last night and this morning and I almost just threw in the towel. It wasn't just over the food.. my mom was being insane because we visited my dad for the new year instead of visiting her (but in my defense I just saw her in November and she lives in Maine and they have like 2ft of snow on the ground so driving up there would have been horrible) but my dad convinced me not to and made me eggs and sweet potatoes and used my clarified butter. and then I went to my best friends house and we made spicy chicken and guacamole .. and she double checked with me with all the ingredients so I didn't screw up. anyway.. all that matters is I'm one more day down! And I'm proud of myself for not giving up happy new year!
  6. SammyC

    Having a hard time

    I started on Wednesday, and up until today I have felt fine. Today started off great, but I'm now away from home and surrounded by pizza, garlic knots, and desserts from my favorite bakery in my hometown. I'm bloated and gassy and constipated (sorry tmi) and the thought of all the food I prepped is making my want to throw up. i really need someone to tell me to either stick it out, or tell me it's ok to choose a new start date. i honestly feel like I rushed into this before I was ready. My reasoning was because my 30th birthday is February 8th, and I wanted to have this done and do the reintroduction all before then, so if I stop now it'll have to wait til after (I mean really who doesn't have a cake on their 30th??) anyone else feeling down or like a failure for wanting to quit so early on? anyone quit and restart? Help :/
  7. She ended up ordering pizza and getting tons of desserts from my favorite bakery. i might cry
  8. Visiting my family this weekend.. I have all my food ready to go for breakfast and lunch and mini meals to get me thru cravings.. but dinner I plan to eat with them. I plan on buying fresh chicken or fish there instead of bringing it. I told my sister I'll make everything for myself and not to worry about me. She is trying to work around it for me, but I've told her 1000 times that I want to cook for myself and I appreciate her trying but I don't want her to worry about me. She really won't let it go and she is insisting I don't cook... I'm gonna end up cooking for myself at my dads and bringing it, but what do I do when she insists I eat what she make? She will insist it's safe, but then I know I'll find out she used butter in her potatoes, or sugar in her tomato sauce and I'll have to start all over. I'm only 3 days in but I feel like I've done so well and I don't want to mess it up. plus I know when I tell her no that her husband is gonna chime in and tell me it's weird or stupid that I'm doing this.. any advice is greatly appreciated.
  9. SammyC

    Cake Tasting - Wedding Planning

    From what I've read.. even just a bite of a non-approved item is cause for a reset. So I definitely wouldn't eat the cake.. you don't want to have to start over 20 days in. I agree with ladyshanny.. the cake will be great and your guests will love it if you just go with a flavor that's popular and you know you like it. Mine was half raspberry lemon mousse and half chocolate hazelnut. Everyone loved it! And I didn't have to taste it to know it was gonna be great. I think people love wedding cake in general. Just don't go with a fruit jam filling.. bc that stuff sucks haha congrats on the wedding!!
  10. SammyC

    December 27th Start Date

    Day 3: I made clarified butter!! How does it look? I have a slight headache, but nothing a little tea and an aroma therapy bubble bath won't cure... hope everyone else is good !
  11. SammyC

    December 27th Start Date

    I just bought that for myself yesterday! It was on an end cap at target with a bunch of kids books .. so random. So I picked it up and started using it last night .. good luck to you! This is my first time. Hoping to figure out migraine triggers with it
  12. SammyC

    Roasting raw cashews?

    Thank you.. I definitely love nuts, but I'm keeping in mind that I shouldn't have them constantly. I just wanna make sure I have another snack option so I'm not eating 5 servings of fruit on a daily basis. if you have any other small snack recommendations I'm all for it! I'm the cookie/donut/Nutella on toast after work type so I'm looking for a snack to eat maybe in the car or at the end of my work day so I'm not hungry when I get home
  13. SammyC

    Roasting raw cashews?

    So I love cashews.. because they rock. But all bagged roasted cashews have peanut oil in the ingredients. So I bought organic raw whole cashews which are just cashews. now my question is.. is it ok to roast them myself with a little salt?
  14. SammyC

    December 27th Start Date

    Day 2 win: having creamy chipotle ranch in your face while you're eating a salad... but sticking with your homemade raspberry walnut vinaigrette
  15. SammyC

    December 27th Start Date

    Today I made a Whole30 version of my favorite dish.. chicken picatta. I threw walnuts in my food processor and then dusted the chicken breasts (I use skinless thin slices) with them. No egg, just patted it right on the chicken. Cooked the chicken in a little olive oil til brown and then removed it. add some minced garlic to the pan (I did 3 cloves), a package of baby bella mushrooms, and half a large chopped onion. mix it all around and cook til the onions are soft (about 8/9min) add the juice of one lemon and some capers if you like them. stir around and then add the chicken back in and get the sauce on it. Serve hot and enjoy! It was amazing!