Wasabibuzz

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  1. Wasabibuzz

    Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10

    Wow - yey for the NSV (and the 8#)! I did step on the scale this morning and estimated I lost 3 to 4 pounds. My waist is still the same, but somehow my clothes are fitting better. Maybe it's because I'm feeling better? Who knows. I wasn't expecting any great weight loss since my body fights HARD to stay at 150# (even if I'm running like a mad dog and eating super healthy). I haven't taken a selfie of my "after" Whole30 body. I took one at the gym on Day 1. Not expecting a huge difference given that it's only been 30 days. I'm continuing on until I decide about reintroduction...or not?
  2. Wasabibuzz

    Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10

    CONGRATS, EVERYONE!
  3. Wasabibuzz

    Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10

    I’ve decided that since I’ve not done enough reading about reintroduction I’m going to wait awhile. My sweet little daughter is super sad that I’m not planning on “finishing” on Tuesday. She wants me to share her ice cream with her. I think she somehow feels the pressure of the food restrictions more than I do! Note that she is NOT doing the Whole30. She (and my husband) can’t fathom that I’m not really missing any particular food. It boggles their minds. Ha ha. I am going to get on the scale, though. I’m curious, but not holding any expectation around the number. I feeling too good to be centered on weight loss. I had not run AT ALL during this challenge. I started this on 9/10, and had returned from a month long vacation on 8/15 (where I had seriously slacked off and ate ALL THE THINGS). My goal was to get back into running 5x a week, but I chose this instead. I really couldn’t have focused on both. Now that I have a good grasp of this new way of eating, I’m ready to lace up my running shoes! We’ll se where Tiger Blood takes me! 2 days to go. I’m so proud of us all! I really didn’t think I could do it! Did you?
  4. Wasabibuzz

    Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10

    It's Saturday night, and it was a hectic day. I panicked a bit when I realized I hadn't eaten lunch as of 1:30 (I had breakfast at 7am). I was rushing out the door and grabbed some leftovers - beet and citrus salad and a chicken sausage. Hey, it was better than nothing and actually tasted great! I'm finding that it pays to double batch recipes just in case. I do miss eating with my family, though. My husband just forges ahead and makes dinner for himself and my daughter. While they are both supportive, they won't go Whole30. Oh well. The North African Chicken and Sweet Potatoes knocked my socks off again tonight. I'm loving the flavors. NSV? More energy for sure. No need for snacking. No food cravings. Hydrated. More alert. Shoulder impingement is MUCH better (how strange), no bloating... I admit. I. Do. Miss. My. Wine. But, honestly, I don't know if I'll go back to my daily glass or two. While I love it, it has always made me feel drowsy, puffy, sleepless and lethargic. That's what you get for loving a neurotoxin, I guess :-). Anyone thinking they've changed their diet for the long term, or are you excited about the reintroduction of noncompliant food?
  5. Wasabibuzz

    Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10

    Does anyone want to share their most favorite recipes so far? Mine has been a chicken salad recipe (link below), the North African Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potato Noodles (from Whole30 Fast & Easy), and the Cauliflower Mash (from Whole30). https://www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com/2016/07/11/paleo-whole30-chicken-salad/
  6. Wasabibuzz

    Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10

    Success! A weekend away was 100% compliant...and I wasn't super tempted (NSV). I took some time and recognized my not so healthy eating patterns (drinking 1 or 2 glasses of wine with a nice dinner, eating bread, etc). I abstained from it all and still had a great time. The key was to prep ALL MY MEALS before leaving home. I had this huge cooler with us that my husband called my "lunchbox". Ha ha. I had a nice steak at my husband's bday dinner that had only salt and pepper on it, a bare baked potato and some steamed squash. The Chef at the resort we stayed at was super supportive. I prepped: breakfast sausage, chicken meatballs, spaghetti squash (and sauce), cauliflower mash, coleslaw with homemade dressing, chicken salad, mayo, hard boiled eggs, different types of lettuce, lots of fresh veggies and fruit, nuts and PLENTY of La Croix! I ate better than any other road trip I've been on! I hope everyone else persevered as well -- it's worth it!
  7. Wasabibuzz

    Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10

    Yes! We are going out of town for a wedding... And it’s my husband’s Bday!! I’m prepping like crazy and bringing a cooler to the hotel. I’m not worried about temptations. My concern is not finding enough to eat away from the house. Especially since I won’t know how dishes are prepared! I haven’t been out to eat since the 9th. Time to leave the controlled environment!
  8. Wasabibuzz

    Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10

    Yeah, it's been hard to keep my kid and husband out of my compliant food! Do you know how hard it is to find bacon?! My husband made a BLT with ALL of my cooked (read: prepped for another recipe) bacon the other day. He typically eats maple bacon! What has saved me with this prep thing is that I have an incredible commercial kitchen at my disposal here at work. It has a hood dishwasher that washes the dishes in TWO MINUTES. This. Has. Saved. My. Life. I come to work with three bags of groceries :-).
  9. Wasabibuzz

    Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10

    Hi! I'm just now jumping on this thread. I started on 9/10 and have been 100% compliant. Not super easy since my 7 year old daughter and husband are not taking the challenge. That means sometimes making different meals for dinner. So hard not licking the spoon, or tasting the pasta to see if it's done! I'm feeling pretty darned good, and not having any major food cravings. Also, unlike some posts here, I'm feeling very satiated after meals. The food has been wonderful...but, A LOT of work in the prep and planning department. It definitely makes me think more about what goes into my body...because I have to plan and prepare it Another interesting tidbit is that I'm not feeling any pain in my shoulder. I've had two frozen shoulders (one on each side) over the last 7 years. My left shoulder has gained mobility over time, but it's always very stiff when I wake up in the morning. I've noticed that I don't need to "pop" it back into position anymore. Maybe I'm just thinking this up, but I'm rolling with it! Has anyone else felt any significant differences by now that we are 9 days in?
  10. Wasabibuzz

    Week One - Slam Dunk!

    Well, I'm officially on Day 8 and doing great! I think I'm approaching the "pants don't fit" stage. I'm feeling soooo full. I'm enjoying it all, but feeling the strain of food prep and menu planning. I'm very lucky to have a full commercial kitchen where I work. I spend a bit of time in there prepping for meals ahead of time. I typically walk in with three bags of food! I realize I'm only a week in, but while I am appreciating the great recipes, I'm not really seeing any difference in the way I feel (aside from being satiated and not snacking). I'll stick it through since I'm enjoying the increased attention on what I'm putting in my body. We shall see... Carry on!