britt1229

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    britt1229 got a reaction from Wasabibuzz in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    We did it! How did it end up for everyone?? I know it's not about this at all, but I was curious since I had just done a body scan at the gym in August so I did one today. I lost 8# - 6 of that being fat, and 2% of my overall body fat percentage. Really happy with that and all of the other NSVs along the way! 
    Congratulations everyone!
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    britt1229 reacted to Red Petal in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Am bloated too. I didn't realise that was normal for this week, thanks for the tip. Very sore stomach yesterday maybe due to cauliflower. I didn't realise it was a FODMAP. Survived work drinks this evening with mineral water. Not as hard as I thought it would be. Day 10 done. One third down. Stay strong everyone!
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Readyfor30! in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    I'm with you, I feel huge. And frustrated by that...but it is apparently normal as per the timeline. 
    I would kill for a latte right now. There's a Starbucks in the bottom of my office building and it's so tempting! 
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    agreed, I think I spent 8 hours in the kitchen yesterday. We only had time to prep a breakfast casserole + 1 meal last weekend, so we had to cook Monday and Tuesday after work and I was over it...so I tried to prepare better this week by doing more Sunday. But I'm over that too haha - I think we ran our dishwasher twice yesterday. Either way, prepared for week 2!
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    britt1229 reacted to Readyfor30! in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    @Britt1229 don’t feel bad. I have that same feeling this weekend. Even though my dinners were compliant, I feel like I overate. 
    Shopped and prepped all day. I have to be honest; I’m tired of cooking and washing dishes! 8(
    Here’s to a great second week!
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    I stayed on track this weekend but still feel guilty. We made a couple Whole30 friendly recipes to take tailgating (buffalo chicken dip and potato skins) since we knew we would be surrounded by super tempting food. So that was a plus...but the part I feel guilty about is that I still overate and still dug into the chicken dip like it was going to run away from me...I couldn’t stop! So basically same habits but Whole30 compliant...I need to just move on, but I’m mad at myself. 
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    britt1229 reacted to Tigerswife in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    @Elizabeth33 proud of you for getting back on the wagon! You've got this
    @britt1229 Don't beat yourself up about it... it's the first week. I'm still eating in between meals, but I have 30 days to correct the habit. You do, too
    Thanks for being here, ladies. Appreciate your updates. Goodnight!
     
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    That is my issue as well, I'm breezing through the week but know the weekend will be hard. I have no idea what I'm going to do to distract myself. 
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Hey - sorry, I don't think I understood your post! What types of food would you suggest keeping at my desk/on hand at home in case of emergency? 
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Red Petal in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Just wanted to say that something that has really helped me so far and will continue to is to bring a giant bag of snacks to keep in my desk at work. I made one up for my husband and myself. This also helped this morning when I realized I didn't have any fat earlier at breakfast. I put in small baggies of almonds, cashews, and sunflower seeds, those serving size packets of almond butter from Justins, a couple jerky sticks, and a couple kids Rx bars. I'm not planning on digging into this unless absolutely necessary, but I wanted to be prepared rather than go to the Starbucks in the bottom of my building like usual if I am starving. 
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    britt1229 reacted to SugarcubeOD in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Oh shoot, I obviously wasn't paying attention when I was writing and missed the whole 'examples' part... sorry!
    So tinned fish, pouches of olives, packets of guacamole - for these when I bring for emergency, I bring one packet to work on Monday, leave it in the fridge and if I haven't used it, take it home on Friday and use in weekend meals and then bring one back the next work day and repeat... you can do the same with any sturdy cooked protein like meatballs, cooked sausage etc... once you get your meals down and are in the groove, you might notice that you no longer need to have these emergency foods... when you become fat adapted, you may become hungry but you notice it's just hunger, not hunger-rage and you can wait till your next meal to eat.
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    britt1229 reacted to xkellz17x in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Good morning from Massachusetts!!! Day 3! I have to say, last night, I almost lost it. My plan was to make a recipe "Pizza Stuffed Sweet Potatoes" for dinner. I was really excited about making it. When I took out the sweet potatoes...MOLDY!!!!  uhhh, I was ready to throw some chicken nuggets in the oven and call it a night. But I reminded myself the reason I'm doing this program...took a minute and regrouped. I ended up making a sausage "stir fry" with mushrooms, onions, peppers, and butternut squash and finished with a clementine. #NSV - not losing my shtuff (typo on purpose ) when things don't work out! 
    Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I'm possible”! —Audrey Hepburn.
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Woke up this morning exhausted and didn’t end up making it to the gym which is my typical routine. I can feel a bit of a headache coming on as well. Really regretting everything I ate over the weekend but I know it could be worse! 
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Red Petal in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Just wanted to say that something that has really helped me so far and will continue to is to bring a giant bag of snacks to keep in my desk at work. I made one up for my husband and myself. This also helped this morning when I realized I didn't have any fat earlier at breakfast. I put in small baggies of almonds, cashews, and sunflower seeds, those serving size packets of almond butter from Justins, a couple jerky sticks, and a couple kids Rx bars. I'm not planning on digging into this unless absolutely necessary, but I wanted to be prepared rather than go to the Starbucks in the bottom of my building like usual if I am starving. 
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    britt1229 reacted to Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    So coming to the end of day 1 for me. I have been very tired this afternoon and hungry. I ate a nice dinner 1 hour ago and I am hungry again. This day 1 has been different for me than others. I have really been feeling the loss of energy. I have really wanted to eat off plan but have been able to not do so. I did treat myself with some snow crab legs and artichoke. I used the rest of my ghee and had to make more. Guess what? I dropped my strainer with all the milk fat and oil on to the floor. It took me 6 times to get the floor not slippery. I did some more prep and made cole slaw with poppy seed dressing, sweet potato salad with left over roasted sweet potato, sautéed up some beet greens and made 2 baggies of raw veggies. 
    @britt1229 I have to stay away from foods that are high in lectins. That means nothing from the squash family, no zucchini,  green beans, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, pumpkins, and night shades. Half of the nightshade family makes me sick so my nutritionist and I decided to get rid of all the high lectins to see if that helps with my pain level. I also have issues with garlic, onions, and have to be careful with citrus. Fun times. 
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Woke up this morning exhausted and didn’t end up making it to the gym which is my typical routine. I can feel a bit of a headache coming on as well. Really regretting everything I ate over the weekend but I know it could be worse! 
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Now I'm worried about the garlic salt I used on my squash this morning! I'm going to be so mad if I get home and find out it has sugar in it 
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Awesome job not giving in! The beginning will be the hardest for sure, I am dreading day 2 tomorrow when the "dragon" will be awakened for me I'm sure...
    That recipe looks awesome! Why can't you have zucchini? I would think you could substitute any type of squash, but not entirely sure.
     
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Happy day one everyone!
    @heathermarie081 @[email protected] @RedPetal  @xkellz17x @Readyfor30! @JennyBeans
    And anyone I missed 
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    britt1229 reacted to Miriam71 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    I don’t use garlic salt or onion salt. I use garlic powder and onion powder and nothing is added to that. That way I can just use my own sea salt and grind at the same time I am using those seasonings.
     I believe in salt but I can’t stand oversalted food.  
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Happy day one everyone!
    @heathermarie081 @[email protected] @RedPetal  @xkellz17x @Readyfor30! @JennyBeans
    And anyone I missed 
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Good luck! Getting healthy/ready for a hopeful pregnancy is one of my goals as well. Hope everything goes well for you all!
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Good luck! Getting healthy/ready for a hopeful pregnancy is one of my goals as well. Hope everything goes well for you all!
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    britt1229 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Happy day one everyone!
    @heathermarie081 @[email protected] @RedPetal  @xkellz17x @Readyfor30! @JennyBeans
    And anyone I missed 
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    britt1229 reacted to heathermarie081 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    I'm also starting on 9/10. Many life changes have taken place for me over the last year and one of those was gaining about 30 lbs. I definitely notice that my body and mind feel different with the different foods I eat. Being someone that has struggled with addiction and depression, making a commitment to eliminate toxic foods from my life to help discover a happier, healthier me only seems natural. I know this will be a challenge with the kiddos and hubby still indulging, but I'm ready, committed, and would love the additional support! Happy Whole30ing!!