ALM Grandma

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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from MJ of Cayman in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    I will start our reintroduction group Holy Saturday. I'm naming it "starting reintroduction on Easter".
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    ALM Grandma reacted to pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    There may be something in your soap or moisturizer that is giving you trouble now.  I love making my own face scrub/cleanser, and it's so super simple.  1/4 cup sea salt (dead sea is best) and a few tablespoons of your favorite cooking oil (grapeseed, coconut, avocado or olive).  That's it.  Rub it on your face (gently) in a circular motion and rinse it off.  It's a great make-up remover, exfoliant, cleanser and moisturizer all in one.   
    I don't measure my amounts any more.  I just scoop up a handful of salt and add enough oil to make it moist, jump in the shower and use it on my face, elbows, knees....
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    ALM Grandma reacted to pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    I have to admit that my round has not been as well executed as I would have liked.  The biggest challenge was remembering to add a plated fat.  There were a few times that I used my Tony's seasoning or my Newman's dressings.  I can say that my sugar consumption was way down but not zero.  And then about half-way thru, my man throws me for a loop.  For the last 7 years he has eaten everything that I cooked but hasn't really liked it (his mom raised him to eat whatever was on the table). 
    I could easily live on eggs, fish and pork for my protein, Whole30 or not.  Him?  He needs everything fried for it to be "good".  Salad, baked potatoes and meatloaf seem to be the only things that have been acceptable.  (Of course the meatloaf is filled with crushed crackers and covered in a brown sugar/ketchup glaze, that's why he likes it). 
    I feel like I have been set adrift, without a rope to hold me in place.  Okay, so our palates are different, time for a new plan.  More hamburger steaks and taco salads for a while I suppose.  And a meatloaf for him this weekend...
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    ALM Grandma reacted to justalittledash in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    That's hard when a spouse isn't as supportive and it's more work for you.  Mine likes what I serve him and is on board with Whole30 but can't help much with meal prep with his schedule, so I do most of the cooking.  
    One week to go!  We're planning to keep going with most of the same habits after Easter.  
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    ALM Grandma reacted to MJ of Cayman in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Thank you so much for this info.  It has been disappointing to read so many reports of glowing skin, and I feel this crud all over my face.  Clinique will benefit from this, for sure.
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    ALM Grandma reacted to MJ of Cayman in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Sunday brunch at my house.
    broken eggs with smoked paprika potatoes and asparagus wrapped in prosciutto.
    Day 35

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    ALM Grandma reacted to pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    That seems to have cleared it up.  I don't know about going all summer without any deodorant though.  I'll play around with different brands, or find a recipe for "pit paste" made with coconut oil.  
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Let do it Easter Monday! I will start it in reintroduction group Holy Saturday so it's ready to go Easter Monday. Who will join me?
    This whole 30 I am experiencing acne all over my lower and mid checks. Any thoughts.
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Perfect thank you! So, as I suspected from the horrible effects on the body, avoid vegitable and canola oil. I also have no interest in ever eating again the synthesized fake sugars. 
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    My gums are not bleeding now when I  floss another NSV I didn't think about!
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    My gums are not bleeding now when I  floss another NSV I didn't think about!
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    I feel your pain, so tired and not drinking alcohol to numb the impact is a struggle for me. Early to bed for me too and be gentle on ourselves is the ticket!
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    My gums are not bleeding now when I  floss another NSV I didn't think about!
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from Nedster7 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    The Nicoise salad looks great. I am an emotional eater so tend to over eat. Yet clear NAV this whole 30: not hungry, under eating and no cravings except alcohol. That said, I  may not reintroduce alcohol this time.
    Any wisdom to share on reintroducing oils/fats haven't found info on this in any of my Melissa reading.
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Welcome Nedster7. This is my second whole30 but my 1st being active in a fantastic supportive forum and this has truly made a world of difference! So a big Amen and Thank you to Pearlgirl2017 and all of you for the fantastic support! 
    I have also have been re-reading Melissa's whole 30 Day by Day and this week I'm reading, per her suggestion, Food Freedom Forever. My reintroduction first time was a tad bit of a disaster so I am committed to a different order of reintroduction. Day one before was reintroducing non-gluten alcohol and honestly my sugar dragon took control and I really never got it back under control. 
    So this time I am introducing 1 legumes, 2 non-gluten grains, 3 added sugar, 4 dairy, 5 gluten, and 6 baked goods without dairy or gluten this will be an Easter treat!
    I so hope our forum will stick together for reintroduction, I have way more concerns about having it be successful!!!!!!!
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Welcome Nedster7. This is my second whole30 but my 1st being active in a fantastic supportive forum and this has truly made a world of difference! So a big Amen and Thank you to Pearlgirl2017 and all of you for the fantastic support! 
    I have also have been re-reading Melissa's whole 30 Day by Day and this week I'm reading, per her suggestion, Food Freedom Forever. My reintroduction first time was a tad bit of a disaster so I am committed to a different order of reintroduction. Day one before was reintroducing non-gluten alcohol and honestly my sugar dragon took control and I really never got it back under control. 
    So this time I am introducing 1 legumes, 2 non-gluten grains, 3 added sugar, 4 dairy, 5 gluten, and 6 baked goods without dairy or gluten this will be an Easter treat!
    I so hope our forum will stick together for reintroduction, I have way more concerns about having it be successful!!!!!!!
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Welcome Nedster7. This is my second whole30 but my 1st being active in a fantastic supportive forum and this has truly made a world of difference! So a big Amen and Thank you to Pearlgirl2017 and all of you for the fantastic support! 
    I have also have been re-reading Melissa's whole 30 Day by Day and this week I'm reading, per her suggestion, Food Freedom Forever. My reintroduction first time was a tad bit of a disaster so I am committed to a different order of reintroduction. Day one before was reintroducing non-gluten alcohol and honestly my sugar dragon took control and I really never got it back under control. 
    So this time I am introducing 1 legumes, 2 non-gluten grains, 3 added sugar, 4 dairy, 5 gluten, and 6 baked goods without dairy or gluten this will be an Easter treat!
    I so hope our forum will stick together for reintroduction, I have way more concerns about having it be successful!!!!!!!
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Do understand the food boredom. I couldn't come up with a compliant dinner that hubby wasn't snerling his nose at last night so made him a cambells soup tuna noodle casserole. Thawed a compliant left over dinner for me and added fresh garlic ghee mashed potatoes. His casserole didn't even appeal to me so I am taking that for a win on my part. Have a second meal for him for another I don't want to eat healthy fit - hehehe.
    Congrats on half way through your whole 48 MJ. Hopeful the better sleep will come soon, I must have some of that before I see tiger blood!
    Pearlgirl2017  thank you so much for this thread - being active here this whole 30 has made a huge difference for my attitude of gratitude this time around!
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Do understand the food boredom. I couldn't come up with a compliant dinner that hubby wasn't snerling his nose at last night so made him a cambells soup tuna noodle casserole. Thawed a compliant left over dinner for me and added fresh garlic ghee mashed potatoes. His casserole didn't even appeal to me so I am taking that for a win on my part. Have a second meal for him for another I don't want to eat healthy fit - hehehe.
    Congrats on half way through your whole 48 MJ. Hopeful the better sleep will come soon, I must have some of that before I see tiger blood!
    Pearlgirl2017  thank you so much for this thread - being active here this whole 30 has made a huge difference for my attitude of gratitude this time around!
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Feeling more energy for sure, my poor puggle Mr. Murphy finally got a good walk! Have very little voice so added Claritin D to the mix. Really glad I will be adjusted to this tough allergy spring before I begin reintroduction on April 6th.
    Pearlgirl2017 about 15 years ago I had a sudden arm pit rash and my Dr. Suggested I stop using deodorant all together. My hormone changes were no longer tolerating the ingredients. Rash cleared right up and I haven't used it since. You might give that a try next.
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Nyquil helped me sleep and no suger dragon this morning!
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    ALM Grandma reacted to laura_juggles in Allergy & sore throat relief no sugar or fake sweetener   
    If you're suffering, take the meds. No one here wants you to suffer through being sick.
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Made pearlgirls curry last night with pork and extra vegetables really good! I made your sweat and sour with chicken last week also really good. Cleaned up the kitchen fully before bed. I'm a much happier camper this morning by doing so.
    My allergies are really bad which is making me dig deeper for NSV especially first thing in the morning.
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Last night made beef stroganoff with left over beef from St. Pat's really yummy but a lot of work for one dinner. Put it over a bed of zucchini "noodles".
     http://cookprimalgourmet.com/beef-stroganoff-whole30
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    ALM Grandma got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Starting March 6 for Lent   
    Really like the white board idea with inventory and dates - I'm 58 and raised by older parents who grew up during the depression - so wasting expense fresh food makes me crazy!
    My husband love's to eat out and we live in a smallish college town with a ton of pizza, fast food and pub fried foods. I have snooped out the small hand full of restaurants that can grill, have complaint oil and will actually prepare food the way I order it. My husband knows during a whole 30 I will only go to these ones.
    My biggest issue is only 1 of these restaurants doesn't have a liquor license and I am working hard to emphasis the nsv's rather than deprivation. I did go out for breakfast yesterday and didn't even think about their bk cocktails - wow Yahoo me!