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    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    I was all set to do oatmeal this morning but the stuff I have, even though it's from a local farm, has the "this was processed in a facility that processes gluten" warning on it so I decided against it for day one. My breakfast tacos were amazing though. Fingers crossed!!
  2. nerdular

    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    Yeah, I suspect legumes might be an issue for me AND I have really missed rice (family eats a lot of it) so that's why I decided to do it first. I am very much doing a play it by ear/listen to my body approach with the reintros. I am in no hurry for sure. I'm feeling great and want to stay that way!
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    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    You can do reintroduction any way you choose, actually. I am doing legumes next though. Congrats on the great results!!
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    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    I lost 11.6 lbs and I am surprised by that given how many sweet potatoes I ate. I definitely didn't go hungry. It's probably mostly the lack of beer, lol. I forgot to take other measurements but my pants all fit better for sure and I was able to wear a swimsuit last weekend that I hadn't been able to comfortably wear for years. I'm hesitant to start reintroduction though. My kids have strep and I don't want to mess with my body and lower my immune system right now! But I am going to do some scrambled egg breakfast tacos with corn tortillas this morning, and pineapple fried rice for lunch, and taco bowls with a handful of tortilla chips for dinner. I miss non-gluten grains, beans, and cheese the most. I suspect that gluten is the biggest issue for me and I may wait some time to try it...
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    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    They freeze well either way! I'd chop/prep them all at once and just add them in as I need them.
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    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    @____Emily____ Jalapenos don't last in my house! During W30 I've been making a jalapeno ranch dressing with them that I put on just about everything. I add them to curries and stir fries too. And scrambled eggs. And sauces/salsas. And taco bowls. I also freeze them to use in dressings or recipes when they're not in season. Wear gloves when chopping them, remove the seeds and membranes and they're not so spicy. I do love spicy food though! yum
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    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    I survived two parties, two concerts, a kid with pneumonia/hospital visit, and a weekend camping trip on this whole30! The alcohol was a little tempting, though not as much as I thought it'd be. But man, those s'mores.... What a month it's been! Still haven't broken though!
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    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    I made ranch with egg and avocado oil and some spices & lemon juice. it turned out so thick & creamy that I had to water it down! The recipe here.. https://livinglovingpaleo.com/2015/09/25/crispy-baked-chicken-wings-jalapeno-ranch-dressing/ The last few days for me were fine and effortless. One of my kids has been sick so I've been distracted with that. Today (day 13) I've been feeling terrible though. Headaches, nausea, groggy, digestive distress. blah. I have been looking forward to bedtime all day. my husband cooked dinner which was nice because my interest in food is non-existent today.
  9. nerdular

    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    chocolate peanut butter ice cream, my fave! thankfully none is in my house right now. plenty of other temptations but so far, so good.
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    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    Well I had both an unplanned concert and an unplanned birthday party/cookout in week one, but I survived it. I probably would've started a week later if I'd known these temptations would've both hit in week one, but it really wasn't that hard. (I've given birth twice without any meds - Melissa is right, giving birth is HARD. This is not hard, at least not like that!) Came home after spending hours around people eating and drinking all the things I could not have, and cooked up a feast. Come to find out after we're done eating it that the free-range organic chicken broth I used (which we always use/was in our pantry) contains sugar! WHY! Ugh. I am not starting over because I just don't think it's necessary, but it's very frustrating to think I am being so compliant and then later realizing that something I ate had sugar in it. The amounts are miniscule, but still. It's really angering how many things sugar is snuck into. I will probably check labels in the store from now on, even after I've reintroduced it. Maybe that's why I had a bellyache after dinner. That or something was on the skewers I ate at the party that didn't agree with me. Or my period is just about to start. GAH! Right when the "hardest days" are around the corner. At least I have breakfasts and lunches ready for the next 3-4 days. Bring on week two! How is everyone else doing?
  11. I miss beans and lentils more than I miss sugar at this point! I thought they were so healthy (and am not entirely convinced that they're not! I will likely reintro those first) and my kids will actually eat them. It's hard leaving them out...
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    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    My 8 year old specifically suggested we all go sugar free. I am so down with that for my kids. They are addicted and I feel so guilty about it. I didn't rid my home of all the bad stuff before I started because I didn't want to waste things or force my family to comply, but I don't plan on replacing a lot of it. So they will naturally move the same way, anyway... that's my hope anyway. My husband could really use this but he's not ready to give it all up yet. It took me a long time to get there too. God, I feel awful today. I felt SO GOOD yesterday, silly me thought I had somehow gotten past the bad part already. Definitely full of rage. Super cloudy brained. It's also PMS time so I would probably feel this way regardless, but it definitely feels amplified.
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    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    Today was so much better for me! No headaches, no crashes, and had a surprising amount of energy for the limited sleep I got last night. Finally got some fresh picked lettuces and grilled chicken breasts and made giant salads for lunch and dinner. Nearly ate a bite of my toddler's mac and cheese without thinking! Mindless eating is a hard habit to break. I had to return some bacon because it had added sugar...man it was not easy to find any without it, even at whole foods! A friend gave me a couple home-grown zucchini (im a big veggie gardener and part of why I started now is because everything is in abundance right now!) so we'll be having zoodles tomorrow! I just saw a recipe for collard green wraps that I need to try with the giant collard leaves ready to harvest out front too. yum. Do y'all have family members or friends also doing this with you? My daughter who is 8 is now interested in doing this along with me! :)
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    Starting July 9 and so excited!! Here we go!

    I started on the 9th too! I binged on cheese and tortilla chips and finished off all the beer in the house the night before, which was probably stupid. Then the morning of the 9th I found out I won concert tickets for tonight! I thought about changing my start date so I could have a beer or two at the show, but I was committed. I also thought about not going, because I got hit with a headache and exhaustion around 4pm on day one, but I woke up on Tuesday feeling pretty good after A LOT of sleep. Crashed again halfway through today and took a short nap. Went to the concert with my daughter and didn't even have a single bite of her ice cream (which she threw away half of!) and oddly enough didn't miss the alcohol either. Really enjoyed the show! But now my head is pounding and I'm still wired from some coffee on the way to the show and the adrenaline from seeing two of my favorite bands (Weezer and the Pixies!) Starting to think I should've done a bit more research before starting this, but as I said, now I'm committed and will power through. Still haven't taken anything for the headaches, but I might be close because it's getting pretty bad. I'm trying to drink lots of water and eat balanced meals, but maybe not balanced "enough." Glad I found this forum. :)