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  1. Elizabeth33

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    For those of you using nut pods for your coffee if you have a Trader Joe’s around they have canned coconut milk (I like the fat free best) with nothing added to it and I have used that for my coffee before. I found it delicious and creamy. Any canned coconut milk will do though just check the ingredients For those needing ideas for Christmas meals https://whole30.com/2018/11/thanksgiving-2018/. Don’t see why some can’t work for Christmas. I am feeling better but ihas been very hard for me to stay compliant with this aweful cough and congestion. I am wanting to stay with you guys through the duration to help keep me compliant in the ways I can and then start a new one fresh in Jan. Usually I completely disappear but I don’t want to this time. That is a first. Yay. So I am hanging tough and taking all your amazing support to help me along. All your recipes sound great. Tonight I am cooking some fish since my brothers not home (he hates the smell of it). I am going to make a Niçoise salad but use calamari instead of tuna and do a mustard dressing. I have cooked up some Swiss chard, green beans, roasted squash that looks like a small pumpkin but it’s not, mushrooms, and roasted potatoes. Tonight I am going to debone a chicken. Hope everyone’s weekend was great.
  2. Elizabeth33

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    Hey everyone, it sounds like you guys are doing great. The colonoscopy went really well but I fell off because of stomach issue. As I went to restart I got a sinus infection with a fever. Fun time. I am day 2 with a low grad fever and it doesn’t want to break. Guess that means it’s killing the little buggers off. The antibiotics are wreaking havoc on my stomach and I think my gastritis has kicked in. This morning I am trying sweet potatoes. I almost lost everything and needed something to coat my stomach more. It worked. I need to search and see how compliant it is. Thanks for everyone checking up on me. The weird thing is I have numbness on the right roof of my mouth. I am not sure if it is because of soup burning my mouth or what. Very strange. If it doesn’t go away in a few days I will go back to the Dr. @LadyLisbette let me know how those glasses work and how you use them. I may want to get some. @kirbz what a great trip you have planned. @hollysmokes hope your find the best solution for your cat. I had my cats of raw food for years. Make sure you add some cooked veggies to it to complete the meal of the car will eat them. Mall your recipes sound delicious. I will keep you posted on how I am doing.
  3. Elizabeth33

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    @hollysmokes so great on your work exercising. I ended up going off because of logistics of getting it done. When I came to they handed me juice and a cracker. I didn’t even think about it I was so groggy. Also my stomach has been off. It is not wanting anything but rice. I am introducing more protein and veggies today. I am interested in trying the tostines sometime. They sound good. Glad your doing so well after your injury. Yes I do need to be more thankful for my body and treat it better physically and mentally. Love that quote. Thank you. @LadyLisbette I will need to try putting some of my leftover veggies in my salad. What an exciting time for you with the new house. So great also on getting the yoga in for the week both of you women are such great inspiration (not sure why I am not getting their names pulled up here?) @Shosh2015 Happy Birthday @Kirbz I have never tried the airfryer but I am very interested in the Ninja pressure cooker and crisper. I think that will be one of my celebration gifts. Not this round but maybe for the next round I do after this one. I feel I can restart tomorrow. My stomach seems to be handling the protein and veggies more now so that is good. The colonoscopy went very well. I almost puked up the drink though. I had to go slower than the recommendation so I could keep it down. Thur was hard. I didn’t feel good most of the day and had to add somethings to the mix and I felt better. I didn’t each much yesterday. The result was good. The colon looked good and only 1 very small polyp was removed. They didn’t tell me I had Hemorrhoids (which I didn’t know) but found out in the paper work so I will need to call on Mon for more info. I went shopping this morning for the week. I am thinking some cauliflower steaks with some walnuts or one of these, I haven’t decided yet: http://livinthecrunchylife.blogspot.com/2013/10/roasted-cauliflower-steaks-with.html?m=1 or https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.thekitchn.com/recipe-cauliflower-steaks-recipes-from-the-kitchn-195541 Now what should I do with the Brussels sprouts and the Swiss chard? Trying to stay away from vinegar with an exception of some apple cider. So my usual brussels sprouts with bacon is kind of off the table this time. So we’ll have to figure out something else. Usually I just sauté up this was charged with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. But I might check out some recipes and see if there’s something else I can do with it.And I’m open to suggestions. I pretty much had a very chill last two days and did what I’ve always wanted to do which was just spend the day in bed and watch TV. So I gave myself that. Friday I did get into very good walks. And I’m pretty concise impressed considering I went under anesthesia yesterday. It did feel good to get out and extrovert myself though. I also did some straightening around the house which was needed. I have been dealing with a grumpy old man aka my brother the last few days. He hasn’t been sleeping well because of the neighbors and other issues so I have been trying to give him a wide berth.
  4. Elizabeth33

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    @LadyLisbette some of my cravings are because I am hungry but others are just the sugar dragon yanking my chain. If I feel like I can eat something I am not fond of then I am hungry. If I am only interested in a treat or something sweet and that is the only thing I want and I am not interested in anything else then I feel it is a craving. The first week I do eat more because of the transitioning. I have to be careful to not feed the dragon in other ways like too much fruit, nuts, or olives. I have never been able to get to the 3 meals a day and have had to do 4 because of my hypoglycemia. One day I hope to be able to get to just 3 a day. If you are truly hungry then eat your body needs it. Yes, try the 3 meals a day following the templates and see how it goes.
  5. Elizabeth33

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    Thanks @kirbz for the ideas. @hollysmokes my template is doing good. I know generally how much protein I can eat so when I prep I just portion it out to that size. I try to fill my plate with veggies and do about 1/4-1/3 of that in starchy veggies and add the fat. Although I did not bring enough food with me today so I had dinner early when I got home. Since I have to stop eating by midnight and can't eat an actual meal until sometime on Fri I am going to have a small meal again at some point. Today was a harder. I was more tried and just a little sick feeling and occasionally a little headachy. Very glad it is not the usual. Usually I am really not feeling well. I also had more cravings today but I was able to distract myself. Dinner was so good I did a shrimp almond paid thai type thing with some shirataki kinjac noodles (ingredients are complaint) with veggies. So good. Sauce was for a single serving and just seasoned to taste. I used almond butter, coconut aminos, fish sauce, didn't have any ginger so used compliant 5 Chinese spice and NomNom Paleo magic mushroom seasoning. Mixed it all together and heated it up to make it combine better. Here is her recipe https://nomnompaleo.com/post/105333542218/magic-mushroom-powder-diy-holiday-gift Another day down and i will keep distracting myself from the cravings with are getting stronger. This is not unusual l for me so right on track
  6. Elizabeth33

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    My sugar dragon is really yanking my chain today. It says, "Your afternoon job cancelled. Get some candy and go to the movies to have diet coke and popcorn as well. Just chill and enjoy the day eating what you want. Your colonoscopy is tomorrow what the hell." I am ignoring is but all I am saying is it's loud. I am going to get what ever supplies I need for tomorrow. My job for that day has also unfortunately cancelled. I will just do some catch up things at home or maybe got to a class and get caught up on some things. That of course will be in the morning. Not sure how energetic I will be in the afternoon.
  7. Elizabeth33

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    @hollysmokes thank for the that recipe. @Shosh2015 great on staying clean. That awesome. @LadyLisbette thank you for the link as well. I am on Day 3 now. I slept great yesterday but today was awful. My upstairs neighbors decided to make a lot of noise on and off until 1am. By then my body went into overdrive and I tossed and turned all night. The sleep I did get was very restless. I also have major stresses that I am sure attributed to the bad sleep. I did get in a walk last night at 11:30pm trying to extrovert myself so I could fall asleep and did some journaling. It helped but not enough to get to sleep over the noise. The cherry on top is that I left early to get to work so I could spend an hour trying to contact Medical so I didn’t have to do it at work. They are closed in mourning for President Bush. Now I have an hour to kill in the car until I work in an hour. Have a great day everyone.
  8. Elizabeth33

    I begin my first Whole 30 on January 2nd!

    Welcome and wish you well. You have an amazing amount of time to prepare. There is a lot of helpful information on the website and I also find the books and especially Whole 30 Day by Day book immensely helpful. There is great support here as well
  9. Elizabeth33

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    Cucumber popcicle anyone?? Mine got stuffed in the back of the refrigerator and now it’s frozen. I will have to try the shrimp patties. Hopefully I will be not be taking too much out so that it’s just shrimp. Some of the recipes you guys have posted have looked absolutely scrumptious but by the time I remove the garlic, onions, peppers, tomatoes and citrus there is not much left of the recipe. I am hoping one day I will be able to add these things back into my diet. I really admire those of you who have other family members that you cook for and you do noncompliant food. I don’t know if I’d be able to do that and I’m just very impressed of those who can. So very well done. @LadyLisbette Thank you so much for the link for the electrolytes. I’m going to also re-google whole 30 colonoscopy and look at the other recommendations. @LauraP Thanks so much for reminding me about how I talk to myself. And I love what bit of you are saying on that. My sniffer seems to be on overdrive. Last night one of the neighbors was cooking something that smelled so good, and then this morning somebody was making something that drove me crazy and today I just keep getting different whiffs of food. I don’t even know if it’s compliant or not I have no idea what it is but it’s like my nose is hyperactive. It is cracking me up I’m even smelling things I don’t want to smell. Anyway today is going pretty well and I’ll give a full update. Thanks for all the support. Hope everyone else’s day is going great
  10. Elizabeth33

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    I’m going to be starting today. And I’d like to join your group. You are sound like a great group of people and a great support system through this month. I have been in and out of the forum for several months now starting and then stopping and not completing. I need to get a handle on my health. I have a fatty liver. Doctors for years of told me that I’ve got to lose the weight. And although I know this is not a weight-loss program I know by getting my body healthy I will naturally just lose the weight. I a candida issue so my cravings get really bad. I know that will get better as they die off. I am doing probiotics to help with that. I have been able to resolve my high blood pressure problem with the intermittent whole 30 programs I’ve done which is great. I do need to get a handle of the high cholesterol which I know cleaning up my eating should take care of. Another thing I’m hoping is it will help handle my arm pain. I feel that part of that is because of my bad eating and hopefully those old injuries will calm down and not be as problematic. I have a lot of allergies: garlic, onions, most peppers, tomatoes. They are the ones that causes the most reactions when I eat them. I’m also going to be going off of eggs as well and caffeine. I don’t really need to do much food prep because I was supposed to start last week and didn’t so I have a lot of things left. I do a lot of meat food prep so that I can just do vegetables and have all the meat available. That helps me with time. I am hoping this time around to get the sugar dragon under control. I want to get more exercise in. And make sure I leave enough time for cleanup in the kitchen. Those are my goals. My challenges for this month are I have a colonoscopy on Friday. I’m going to reread some of the research I did on whole 30 about doing a colonoscopy while on the whole 30. I have some ideas. But I’m not going to let that stop me from starting. If it means I have to do an extra five days instead of the 30 because of it then that is what I will do. I have decided that I am going to postpone my jury service for next year. I don’t want to have to deal with how am I going to be compliant if they don’t allow me to bring my food into the courthouse. Also at my weekend job there are a lot of sweets and cakes and things of that nature that are huge Temptations. So I will just need to make sure that I avoid those areas which I can for the most part. I am catching up on all the posts and would love to respond to more but they are just too many. You are all so inspiring and I am looking forward to this journey with you. @kirbz so glad to be doing it with you again. I fell off the fridge and didn’t make it the last time but I keep getting back on the fridge. I am so happy that you decided to stick with it. Maybe see if your family can help with the food prep. Make it a family affair. I try to do a massive food prepped and freeze them for the upcoming weeks. I will only eat left overs once maybe twice but they have several days between them. Some of my favorites are tandoori chicken, a large meatloaf, found a great dill meatball recipe https://themonogrammedmom.com/dijon-dill-turkey-meatballs-homemade-sauce-whole30-paleo/ , I also do a 2-3 Whole Foods whole chicken I debone for salads. Then portion these out and freeze them. Then the other weekends I just do several easy fill in meals. @tinman57 so sorry for your loss. I understand the feeling of needing something you can control as life around you shifts and changes. I am glad you are with us. Thank you for reminding me that I am in control of what I put in my body. I seem to have forgotten that and have been feeling out of control on my eating. @Shosh2015 I am glad you are feeling better. Today went really well. I did get a small headache but that has gone. The evenings are the hardest because that is when I get the munchies. I am also used to eating before bed to help myself sleep. If I am hungry at bed time I sometimes can’t fall asleep. Here is one recipe I created and love
  11. Elizabeth33

    WooHoo, I Finished Yesterday :)

    Congratulations for completing
  12. Elizabeth33

    Starting Tomorrow!

  13. Elizabeth33

    Starting tomorrow!

    Have a great whole 30. Prep is definitely key
  14. Elizabeth33

    Starting 29th and scared to death!!

    I will be starting mon Mon as well. I messed up on my last one.
  15. Elizabeth33

    Starting October 8th!

    Hey guys just wanted to let you know I am still here. Been doing good. I have been REALLY busy so I havent been able to post. I had to eat out several times because I was only supposed to be out for a bit and ended up being all day. I was able to stay compliant. I am hoping to read others posts later today