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  1. Tuesday Meals M1 - 3 egg muffins, yogurt, granola M2 - Sandwich - sourdough, turkey, prosciutto, dijon mayo, kraut, chips, dairy free onion dip - the onion dip was quite good. I'll definitely buy more of their dips in the future when they're at Aldi. M3 - Slice of frozen leftover lebanon bologna pepper relish pizza. I had some thin mints after dinner (maybe around 4), and had a headache before sleep - I looked at the ingredients today, and there's a ton of stuff I'm not really used to eating - HFCS, soy lecithin, palm oil - I'm sure one of those is the culprit. Otherwi
  2. Monday Meals - M1 - Sweet Potato Chicken Sausage Egg Muffins - https://www.maryswholelife.com/sausage-sweet-potato-and-kale-egg-cups-whole30-paleo/ - used AmyLu breakfast sausage in these, plain Whole Milk greek yogurt, and GF coconut cacao granola that I got at Aldi this weekend. M2 - 3 leftover chicken wings from Friday, cinnamon roll with Nutella M3 - Patty melt with roasted broccoli Yesterday wasn't a great day either. I felt depressed for most of the day and didn't get much done. I'm going to update my log with the Whole Foods shopping we did last Friday, 1/31 -
  3. Here's a review of meals from this past weekend: Thursday Meals - M1 - 3 scrambled eggs w TJs roasted potatoes & peppers mix, and ketchup. M2 - Detroit style pizza M3 - Leftover buffalo chicken dip, baked potato, sauteed kale Friday Meals - M1 - 3 scrambled eggs w TJs roasted potatoes & peppers mix, and ketchup M2 - Chicken, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts - added cheese to the mashed potatoes. - I remember that I felt sluggish after this meal. M3 - 6 wings from a local wing place, bacon cheese fries with ranch Saturday Meals M1 - 4 w
  4. Good Morning - Wednesday Meals - M1 - 3 scrambled eggs with TJs roasted potatoes & peppers mix, and ketchup M2 - Leftover paleo buffalo chicken dip, potato chips, cheese, salami, grain-free crackers. Some Girl Scout cookies M3 - Detroit-style buffalo chicken pizza, caesar salad Still haven't gotten to planning my meals. Thursday Meals - M1 - 3 scrambled eggs with TJs roasted potatoes & peppers mix, and ketchup M2 - M3 - Sleep - Struggled to wake up at 7 AM this morning. Sluggish start. Slept fine. Skin - Better than yesterday, thin
  5. Back again. Tuesday Meals M1 - Ham & cheese sliders M2 - Beef empanadas with guac and cheese M3 - Teton Waters Ranch mini hot dogs with leftover brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes Wednesday Meals M1 - Three eggs, scrambled in ghee, Whole30 compliant potatoes o'brien mix from Trader Joes, ketchup M2 - M3 - Not totally sure about meals for the rest of the day yet. I've spent 32 minutes so far today doing dishes - still have probably around 30 minutes left to get them all done, then I'll move on to the fridge. I feel better today, at this point,
  6. Going to start back up here to track what I'm doing post Whole30 round three. My third round of Whole30 was perhaps my most successful yet. I did it with my boyfriend this round, and we had a really good time together. We both lost some weight, and experienced great NSVs. We finished Day 30 on 1/31, and we've had some bumps already with reintroduction. Saturday - Plan was to not reintro anything. We got invited to dinner with some friends who we don't see that often, so we decided to go. The restaurant did have a ton of options that would be compliant, but I figured I could remain co
  7. Here are meals for Day 29 and 30 Day 29 Meals M1 - pork sausage cooked with onions, 2 scrambled eggs with primal kitchen ketchup, spring mix & cherry tomatoes with caesar dressing M2 - 6 romaine leaves topped with ground beef taco meat, salsa and homemade ranch M3 - burger with sweet potato and white potato fries, ranch, beet sauerkraut Day 30 Meals M1 - Same as day 29 M2 - Leftovers, not sure what exactly I'll have yet - maybe some leftover chicken and cruciferous crunch mix. M3 - BLT Salad from Real Simple Good (https://realsimplegood.com/bl
  8. Day 29 & 30 Almost forgot to post on Wednesday, and totally forgot to post Thursday. Oh well - I think it's just a sign of how comfortable I'm getting in eating this way. I'm planning to eat Whole30 tomorrow, then reintroduce dairy on Sunday. I'm going to try yogurt and cheese. I already know milk is an issue, so I avoid it as is. I basically already know cheese is an issue too - I may add a day of reintroing sheep and goat's milk cheeses later, to see if there's a difference. I just love cheese so much - it's very difficult for me to imagine a future where I never eat. I've been
  9. Day 28 Almost forgot to post today. I'm feeling in much higher spirits, more my Whole30 norm, than I was yesterday and Monday. I'm almost out of bananas - which I think were contributing to my slump - and I'll avoid them in the future and stick to berries or maybe apples when I feel like fruit. Yesterday, I ended up having leftovers for lunch - the last of the meat sauce from Sunday with cauli rice and Caesar dressing. Weird mix, but ok. We went to a late dinner with our friend, so I had a banana with nut butter in the late afternoon to hold me over. Dinner was delicious, as always
  10. Day 27 Feeling okay this morning. Yesterday afternoon I hit a real slump and took a mid-afternoon nap, something I never do. I didn't get anything done after work, and my boyfriend made dinner. This was not an uncommon occurrence pre-Whole30, especially in the winter, but I haven't really felt that way since we started. I'm feeling better this morning, so we'll see how the day goes. M1: Sweet Potato Quiche with Caesar Salad M2: Leftovers or Tuna Salad Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers M3: Out to dinner. - We're meeting a friend for dinner at a local restaurant, Gaucho. It's an Arge
  11. Sunday: Woke up with no alarm at 6:02 AM. This is great, since I've been struggling to wake up before 6:30 AM this Whole30 round. I'm definitely a morning person, and when I have more time in the mornings I have such better days. I had a slow morning again, and watched some Netflix. I have had almost no desire to watch TV during this Whole30 - I'm more motivated to do chores around the house after dinner, and don't feel the normal after work slump that I had before. On weekends, we've been doing activities or chores. I have read 4 books so far this month, though. I only read 10 books total in
  12. Day 24, 25, 26 Good morning! Can't believe how close we are to 30 days. I've decided that I'm actually going to do a Whole31, since I'm planning to reintro cheese on Superbowl Sunday. I've been feeling really good this weekend into this week. I'll do a little recap below: Friday night: We had the Buffalo Chicken Salad for dinner - I tried to make Whole Sisters Dump Ranch, and really struggled to get it to emulsify. I normally use the Basic Ranch recipe that can be found on this site, so I think I'm going to keep using it. Otherwise, it was good. We went to pop punk karaoke with
  13. Here's our meal plan for the next few days: Saturday – Quick Thick Meat Sauce & Oven Fries (https://cravingsbychrissyteigen.com/cravings/quick-thick-meat-sauce-spicy-oven-fries/ without the Parm, obviously) w Caesar Salad (http://www.thedefineddish.com/whole-30-caesar-salad-dressing/) Sunday – Egg Roll in a Bowl (https://realsimplegood.com/egg-roll-in-a-bowl/) w Sweet Potato Chowder (https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-vegan-sweet-potato-chowder-234109) Monday – Veggie, Slow Cooker Dijon Thyme Chicken Legs (https://therealfoodrds.com/slow-cooker-dijon-thyme-chicken-legs/) &
  14. Okay, here's our Costco food shopping: 4 dozen cage free eggs - $6.98 Doritos - $4.99 (Dave got these for the Superbowl since we'll be done with Whole30, they're food so I'm including them in our spending tracking) Potato Chips - $4.79 (For the Superbowl) Avocado Oil - $18.89 Aidell's Chicken Apple Sausage - $13.99 Teton Waters Ranch Mini Hot Dogs - $13.79 (Dave requested pigs in blankets for the Superbowl, and I found a Paleo recipe to try out) Ground beef - $19.99 2 organic whole chickens - $17.45 Amylu Breakfast Sausage - $11.99 (We've bought the
  15. Day 23 Having a really good morning today. For the first time in at least a week, I woke up with my 6:05 AM alarm. I definitely felt like I could sleep longer, but I was awake and ready to go for my day within about 10 minutes of waking. I had a very productive morning with my extra time, which felt great. We went to Costco last night, as we were running out of a lot of household goods. I'll put up a post with the grocery portion of our shopping a little later. We ended up getting home late - around 6:45, and still needed to have dinner. We ended up having the chicken with roasted br