SalW

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  1. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Hello! I messed up my re-introduction....did grains the first 3 days & then it became a free for all (except dairy). I had a beer on Saturday as well @dnewc & man, did it hit me! I was glad I didn’t have a second! Cheap drunk.... I’m trying to keep most of my meals as Whole30 compliant (today was totally Whole30, except how did 5 mini eggs find their way into my mouth?? ) i find I have tummy issues every so often...if I had done the re-introduction correctly I’d know what my issue is....doh!! Good luck on your next round!
  2. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Thanks @ShannonM816. Yes, I just picked grains because I asked my daughter, who is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, which I should start with & she suggested grains. Totally my own fault for not reading that part of the book to make them gluten-free & unrefined! She had mentioned it could take 3 days for the effects to be felt (just like it says in the book, now that I’ve read it..ha!) so I knew to introduce one group at a time. I was just surprised at the speed it hit me!
  3. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Hello ladies!! Well, I should have read the re-introduction chapter.... I decided to start with grains so had two pieces of toast with breakfast. After lunch I started feeling bloaty & stomach crampy. I texted my daughter & asked if I could already be reacting to the toast & she said I should be starting with gluten-free, unrefined grains. I looked in the book & sure enough, that’s what it says. I am just feeling gross...I can’t believe it hit that quick! I am going to be very careful from now on & check the book! PS I still haven’t had my choc chip cookie.... How’s everyone else doing?
  4. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Yes, I think I can get through the next few hours. Oh man, those choc chip cookies were taunting me today... “c’mon..it’s okay if you have one...it won’t make a difference”. Nope nope nope! I will join you ladies in a toast tomorrow night, with a pretend drink. Like @emily13631 I’m not adding alcohol until Saturday. I’m going to try to keep eating the same way....I know I ate more veggies than I normally do, so I’ll try & keep that up. And I’m not missing dairy, so I think I’ll just do almond milk when I feel like a glass of milk & have cheeeeesy pizza every so often. I like that I got over the need to snack at night. And also the mindless eating! Fantastic job, ladies & thanks for all the encouragement, food ideas & laughs over the last 30 days.
  5. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Wow....day 30 eve! I have found the last few days to be the longest.. Not that I’m going to go crazy as soon as I finish (I hope not, anyway!) but I’m so tired of thinking about what I can & cant have, doing dishes, chopping veggies, etc, etc!! I plan on adding grains for the first 3 days & see how I feel. Then on Saturday we have a St. Patty’s Day dinner...yayyyyyyy beer! We had such a beautiful weekend here (sunny & 6 Celsius (that’s about 43 Fahrenheit)....I know, probably doesn’t sound warm to you guys, but we’ve had such a long, cold winter. All I could think about was putting on a sweatshirt, sitting on the deck in the sun & cracking a beer. I laughed at your “cookie monster” @dnewc! Does he always bake that much? So wonderful that he does! I baked 6 doz oatmeal choc chip cookies on the weekend...that was torture! I am going to have one on Wednesday...oatmeal is a grain...hehehe I’m choosing to ignore the sugar & butter in them!! @emily13631 what are you adding in first? Are we the only 3 left?
  6. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Awwwww @Sunshine2020 that happens! I will miss your upbeat notes. You will do it the next go round! Thank you for all your encouragement! Thanks for the ideas, @emily13631. I was thinking I could use ground pork with sausage-y spices. I was so disappointed....I went to another Costco & they didn’t have the Fast & Easy cookbook! In fact they didn’t even have any more of the book with the food plan in it. Maybe I’ll just order off Amazon. I’d still like to keep eating this way a lot. Can you believe we are on day 26 tomorrow? Holy cow...it seems to have gone fast. I had a friend email me today & said I look glowing & healthy...that was wonderful to hear! we can do this! Sallee
  7. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Hahaha - funny so many of us had grumpy days yesterday. I was in a better frame of mind today (lucky for hubby & dogs! ). I was going to make a new recipe today (pecan crusted salmon), plus coconut cauliflower rice, but I got lazy & elected to have leftover shepherds pie. I did get the cauli chopped, so one less step for tomorrow! Hard to believe we’re at the point to start thinking about reintroduction! I asked my daughter’s opinion & she suggested grains for me. I should know how my body is taking to them (book & my daughter both said around 3 days) by the time we go to our St Patrick’s Day dinner on the 17th. @Micaela P I’m sorry your hot flashes haven’t improved. I also get them only at night & would be wide awake after being woken up with one coming on. I can’t believe how well I’ve been sleeping (knocking on wood)...it will be interesting to see if I can figure out what the culprit is. Only one more packed lunch when we go to the big city on Wed! We are so close now!
  8. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Happy Saturday & 2/3 done! I’m soooooo cranky this afternoon, which is unlike me. I was just feeling like I’m constantly planning, cooking or doing dishes (yeah, poor me...pity party!). The dog’s were driving me crazy being underfoot in the kitchen & I was yelling at them (again out of character). While I was chopping veggies for dinner hubby called from the living room to me to ask if I could bring him the bag of trail mix. I truly almost lost it. You want me to stop preparing supper so I can bring you something that I CAN’T EAT???? Deep breath. “You’ll have to wait a few minutes, I’m right in the middle of something”. It’s not like he’s a lazy guy, it was odd he didn’t just get up & get them himself...figures it would happen on a day I was a crank-a-saurus! I looked in the book & it was classic day 21 feelings. Hoping I’m not cranky for the rest of the 10 days! Anyway....yummy shepherd’s pie for sups...all will be good.... Sorry for the rant....
  9. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Day 19....I’m finding that pretty unreal! I truly never thought I could do this. I noticed something interesting a couple of days ago....I’ve had bumps on the bridge of my nose...not really acne, but under the skin & they don’t hurt, but never go away. I figured it was just from my glasses aggravating the pores there. A couple of days ago I noticed the skin is now smooth. I asked my daughter, who is a holistic nutritionist what that could mean. She said the bridge of the nose has to do with the liver & since we are detoxing it makes perfect sense. So very cool! I have found my hot flashes are way less frequent now. We had to go to the city yesterday, so I just packed a lunch for myself & hubby got a burger. I’m very surprised that things like that & when he has chips or ice cream don’t make me feel like I need to have some too. Though yesterday he bought a chocolate bar for himself & I took the wrapper & inhaled the chocolate scent. The one thing that I really miss is going for our yummy wonton soup when we make the trip into the city. Oh well...I will have it in a few weeks! We went to Costco & was sad they didn’t have the Quick & Easy cookbook...they only had the first book. I will try a different Costco when we go in next week...they did have it at another store when I got my first book. @emily13631 thank you for that recipe! Did you have a hard time finding compliant Italian sausage & pizza sauce? I’m thinking I won’t be able to find those things at our little town grocery store. It sounds so yummy though! Tomorrow we will be 2/3 done!
  10. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Whew....that was tough. Felt bad for hubby that there isn’t baking available for him, so I made a banana chip loaf for him. I had to have a paper towel right there so I wouldn’t forget that I couldn’t lick my fingers! I measure the choc chips by handfuls...I swear they were tingling in my hand!! But I got through the ordeal unscathed...no batter or choc chips crossed these lips! I hope he appreciates it.... I made the salmon cakes yesterday & really liked them! Hubby thought they were “okay”. Well, too bad...he’s getting them again today...punishment for enjoying the baking. I guess I’m mean when denied baking.... Hehehe!
  11. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Oh @dnewc I’m so glad my husband doesn’t bake! This is testing your commitment & you’re doing so good! My husband is really missing my baking, but I was doing way too much of it since retiring. I give a bunch away, but had been consuming too much of it!! @emily13631 how did your spaghetti squash casserole turn out? What all is in it? Man, I love spaghetti squash! @Sunshine2020 I’m sorry you had an emotionally tough weekend. Hope this week is better for you! @Shelly :) did you get the Fast & Easy cookbook at Costco? We have to go into the city on Thurs & thought we’d do a Costco run. What a sweet friend you have! It’s all in the way you approach it...you obviously are a very good friend to her. I had a hilarious dream last night. I was making a verrrry cheesy grilled cheese sandwich....cheese was melting all over the place. My husband came in to the kitchen & said “I thought you weren’t allowed cheese.” I said I didn’t care...I was having it, not starting over & not telling my Whole30 group! So defiant!! I giggled when I remembered the dream. Wow....day 15!! I truly didn’t think I’d make it this far. It’s helped that we haven’t had any social events so far.... I’m finding the mindset is fairly easy...it’s all the cooking & dishes that are the toughest for me! Happy Monday everyone! Sallee
  12. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Really struggling tonight....so craving chips, but I won’t give in. Watching tv & every commercial is for snacks. Had 2 cups of tea & some almonds...I will get through this. Weird day - felt fine when I got up, had a normal brekkie & then mid morning my tummy was not feeling good at all. I asked hubby how he was as I was afraid it was the Pork sausage patties from last night, but he was fine. So maybe I’m having a delayed body reaction to the Whole30? At lunch I just could not eat & just had a pear & a cup of tea (that was the only thing that I thought I could get down). By supper everything felt back to normal & I made the spaghetti squash recipe, which was soooo good....pure comfort food. I’m thinking I just didn’t get enough food today, that’s why I’m struggling with cravings tonight. Hopefully things will be back on track tomorrow. Happy weekend everyone! Sallee
  13. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Wow, @Shelly :) fabulous job with your eating out..good for you for being pro-active. So far there is no eating out planned for me while on Whole30, but I did add a dinner out with friends on March 17th into my calendar today. ;-). Thank you for the yummy recipes, @Sunshine2020....I’ve printed them both off. Always nice to try something new. I tried the Pork Sausage Patties for supper & they were good! I had to bake longer than the recipe said...I found the same for the Pork Tenderloin recipe. Hubby liked them too! I also tried the carmelized onion recipe & they were okay, but they tasted a bit burnt (in fact hubby asked if carmelized meant burnt...smart a$$). I’m not sure if it was because I used sweet onions. I’ll have to ask my friend that just finished Whole30 as she raved about the carmelized onions & said she made them so many times. Time for my evening tea! Enjoy the rest of your night. Sallee
  14. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    Day 11!! How is everyone doing? Internet is soooo slow here the last few days...prob because of all the snow. @Megifl wow, you are a beast being able to bake 80 cupcakes & not be tempted. Interesting about the mix leaving a metallic taste on your lip! @jenrunsaustin I hope you are feeling better about things. Hubby is away this weekend. Normally when he goes away I get in my fave treats & eat things that he doesn’t like. This weekend I’m trying a new recipe that sounds yummy...spaghetti squash tuna casserole! You use coconut milk in it & it sounds creamy & yummy. I don’t know that he would be keen on it, so the perfect weekend for it! It says it freezes well too. Trying the pork sausage patties today & have leftover roasted veggies with it. Still feeling really good & tough cravings haven’t set in. I’m not hungry between meals & hubby’s chips & ice cream snacks don’t bother me. We’ll see how I handle it later in the journey. I won’t lie...yesterday I was thinking of a gooey, greasy grilled cheese sandwich (only because someone was eating one in the book I’m reading) it did sound good, but then left my mind, thankfully. We are over a third of the way through!!! Who’s still with me? Happy Thursday! Sallee
  15. SalW

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    You guys are very motivating....it helps having a group to be accountable to! I tried the walnut crusted pork tenderloin tonight.....SO GOOD!!! (sorry to yell). It would be perfect if you had company for dinner! I’m constantly amazed by how good all the recipes are. I drizzled some leftover blueberry sauce on to up the yum factor. And the coconut cauliflower rice tasted even better the next day. @Shelly :) that’s interesting that you are seeing a difference in your insulin requirements! Pretty amazing what food can do @Sunshine2020 we won’t be done by March 1st for your cheese popcorn, but quadruple bag it so it doesn’t go stale! I think March 14 is our last day? Please correct me if I’m wrong. @jenrunsaustin we can all do this...even if you aren’t feeling any changes right now, your body is thanking you. Your beer will be waiting for you! Thats it for me...feeling sleepy! Tomorrow we’ll be a third of the way through!!!