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  1. megbeveridge

    Whole30 2019 Part 2: Spring Cleaning

    Day 4: Sleep: Good, about 8 hours Meal 1 (pre-workout): banana, Larabar, 2 slices of bacon, 1 egg (only had one left) w/ sea salt Meal 2: skipped, not feeling well Meal 3: roasted spaghetti squash (about 1.5 cups, 4-5oz. ground chicken, traditional spaghetti sauce, 1tbsp EVOO, sea salt Energy: Low Physical symptoms: Allergies, stomach discomfort Workout: biking to and from work, about 15 minutes each way; walking at lunch, about 40 minutes
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    Whole30 2019 Part 2: Spring Cleaning

    Day 3: Sleep: Okay sleep Meal 1 (pre-workout): 1 or 2 cups steamed green beans, chicken thigh, banana Mini meal (post-workout): Larabar Meal 2: 2 cups romaine salad mix, 4 sliced strawberries, 1 chicken sausage Meal 3: fried cauliflower rice with chicken Energy: Low Physical symptoms: Allergies Workout: biking to and from work, about 15 minutes each way; walking at lunch, about 40 minutes
  3. megbeveridge

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    I figured out the hunger issue... I just got my period yesterday I'm with you, @HopingtoHeal @Elizabeth33 Thank you for the recipe! I want to try it this weekend. Tomorrow I'm going to the farmer's market for some fresh local foods! I'll definitely be getting eggs and chicken, but I'm not sure how much else there will be this early in the year. Maybe some root veggies, salad greens, and strawberries? I hope so!
  4. megbeveridge

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    Hi all! Today I am ravenous! I ate roasted vegetables at lunch until I couldn't eat any more, but like clockwork I was hungry 2 hours later. I hate it! @HopingtoHeal I did a tour around the highlands. I'm so jealous you get to live in a place with a plethora of hairy coos! I just wanted to give one a big hug! @LadyLisbette I think I'll mostly be eating leftovers for breakfast this time to avoid the horrid egg situation! Some people say they started eating eggs every day on Whole30 and love it, which is something I will never understand. Today I had steak and that is so much better than eggs! @Pipi Hello fellow hungry monster! I wish I had that much food with me at work, I'm dying! @Elizabeth33 How did you make your own sausage?? Sounds complicated!
  5. megbeveridge

    Round 2 - Day 2 - Jetlag isn't a terminal condition

    Wow that sounds like an ordeal! I too started to EATT and needed this system reset! I was so unhappy and sluggish when I was in that mode. We've got this second round. I'm so happy that I decided to do this, and that you started at the same time!
  6. megbeveridge

    Whole30 2019 Part 2: Spring Cleaning

    Day 2: Today I am hungry. I have my meals planned so I won't get off track, but I think I need to increase my portions, at least for protein! Although I wanted to have a meat free meal as often as I could, today just didn't work out. When I get some good salad ingredients I might be able to make lunch more vegetarian, but I'm not sure it will keep me full. I suppose it's going to be trial and error for a little while. Sleep: Another night with poor sleep. No sore neck today! Meal 1 (pre-workout): about 4oz steak, carrots, roasted potatoes (Dinner leftovers!) Mini meal (post-workout): Larabar Meal 2: Grilled chicken skewer and roasted Greek vegetables Meal 3: Macadamia coated pork chops, steamed green beans with olive oil and sea salt Energy: Lowish to medium Physical symptoms: Allergies (coughing, congestion), a small headache Workout: Biking to and from work, about 15 minutes each way; walking at lunch, about 25 minutes
  7. megbeveridge

    Whole30 2019 Part 2: Spring Cleaning

    @mhoward11 Please feel free to copy it! @Lorna from Canada Your return home food actually sounds pretty great lol! I'm hoping I can keep up with the proper meal structure this time. Last time it was a struggle in the first couple of weeks. I'm excited to see how we both do this time around!
  8. megbeveridge

    Whole30 2019 Part 2: Spring Cleaning

    Hello everyone! I was supposed to start yesterday, but decided Monday was a better day for a new beginning. Mondays are already bad, right? Maybe I'll feel better this Monday since I have such good whole food in my body! Sleep: I didn't sleep well last night at all. I woke up groggy and with a sore neck. Meal 1 (pre-workout): 3 eggs (I did it!), clementine citrus Mini meal (post-workout): Larabar Meal 2: 1.5 chicken thighs, 1.5 cups steamed broccoli, 1/2 large sweet potato with cinnamon and olive oil Meal 3: 1/2 boneless beef strip steak, 1.5 cups steamed green beans, oven roasted potatoes with olive oil and sea salt Energy: Low. Lack of sleep and general blah-ness Physical symptoms: Sore neck; allergies (coughing, congestion) Workout: Biking to and from work, about 15 minutes each way; walking at lunch, about 40 minutes
  9. megbeveridge

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    I'm in Maryland, USA. I love Scotland though, I was there about two years ago for a couple of weeks! I have access to Whole30 approved and compliant foods, but they're not necessarily in my price range. I end up doing a lot of cooking too! I'm not great at eating the same foods over and over, so I can't do big batches and eat them for multiple days. Almost every meal has to be cooked separately. I literally couldn't eat any eggs or chicken around week 3 last time because I'd had them too much!
  10. megbeveridge

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    Hi all! I decided to start today (April 8) instead because it just seemed right to start on a Monday. I'm so happy that you'll be joining me! I'm feeling pretty good about starting. Last round I got so sick of eggs I couldn't get them down after week 3, but this morning I finally ate eggs for breakfast again and did just fine. I'm a little nervous about how much food I'll need to eat since I bike to work in the warm months and last time I did this it was the middle of winter. I'll need a lot more to fuel my body! How is everyone else doing?
  11. megbeveridge

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    Hi @Elizabeth33! Welcome! Is this going to be your first or have you gone down this road already?
  12. megbeveridge

    Have I already messed up?

    I think it's important to remember that there isn't only one way to do Whole30. It's a learning process, so now that you're aware of some adjustments you can make, it's totally fine to finish your 30 days as scheduled. As long as you're not eating non-compliant foods, there's no reason you have to keep going after 30. It's totally your call, but don't feel like you have to!
  13. megbeveridge

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    @HopingtoHeal Nice to virtually meet you! I'm so sorry for your loss. It must have been a hard few months, but it looks like you're ready to start again! I also understand the feeling when you lose control and self esteem, I'm definitely in that boat. Hopefully we'll be able to support each other this round!
  14. megbeveridge

    Have I already messed up?

    Have you tried making clarified butter? I love that as an added fat on veggies and some people put it in their coffee. Ghee is really expensive, but sticks of butter are cheap and readily available, so making clarified butter is more economical. All you need is butter, a sauce pan, and something to strain it with to remove the dairy solids. It's a little time consuming, but I kind of enjoy the process. It's also easier to justify using in every meal because it's so much cheaper.
  15. megbeveridge

    Slow on the Uptake - Help!

    Like Shannon said, it would be really helpful to know how you've been eating and maybe some of your background! In my case I felt miserable for the majority of my first round because I was vegetarian transitioning into omnivore. My body was going through a lot. Did you eat a lot of sugar before starting? You may need to increase your fruit intake if you have low blood sugar or reduce it if you are eating more than 3 servings a day. If you're eating mostly salads, you might not be getting enough calories to sustain yourself. Make sure you're salting your food an appropriate amount and you feel satisfied after each meal. Fats are also super important, so don't neglect those!