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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Also found out that my almost two year old also liked it too! I am not too surprised, because she is a pretty adventurous eater but it was definitely a new flavor profile for her since it think we have only had Thai food a few times since she was born and none of those times she has come with us and had never had a Thai curry before.
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Day 1 and 2 (Saturday & Sunday) - Food Freedom! I was hoping to keep it going, but some good opportunities to practice my food freedom came up. All of my breakfasts and dinners were compliant, but my lunches were not. On Saturday, I had some Pad Thai. I looked through the menu and while nothing was really complaint (i would suspect fish sauce and peanuts at a minimum), something like a curry that would have been very close just did not seem worth it. So I choose the Pad Thai and gave the egg roll to my daughter (Whhhhatttt!!!!! I Seriously did not even take a nibble!) It was so worth it. But I did not eat too much and even let my husband have the next day leftovers. Seriously. This is unheard of for me. Sunday I had my favorite salad at Mendocino Farms. Not sure on the ingredients, but it does have cheese and very likely sugar, honey, etc. This seemed like a pretty minor off plan meal. Since most of it should have been compliant and they use higher quality ingredients. About half the cheese I gave to my daughter too. Seriously. What is wrong with me. Hahaha. There were several times this weekend that I passed on having "just one bite" of something that was just not worth it to me. We will see how long this lasts, but I am pretty proud of this weekend. Hopefully after four days in Vegas, I won't revert back to my old ways. Especially since I wont really have much time to food prep for the week after and we are moving that week. Yikes!
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Day 46 (Friday) Friday was 100% Whole30, which was planned since I had food prepped my breakfasts and lunches for the week....Energy was good but I did get a tall coffee from Starbucks. I was going to get a decalf, but they could only do a pour over and I was trying to get out of there for my morning meetings. Still feeling good! Breakfast (8:30 AM): chorizo hash (onions, carrots and celery) with avocado Lunch (12:00 PM): green curry with chicken. I added potatoes for some starchy veggies. Dinner (7:30): Hash browns and prosciutto. Still not good, but I didn't really prep for dinner and we are light on the groceries since we are going out of town next week for four days.
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Thanks!
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    Whole 30 (July 2)

    For the bloating, it could just be normal (see the timeline), but I also know some people have issues with nuts/laura and RX bars and I see those popping up a lot in your diary and certain veggies. So if the bloating continues, you may want to see if some of the things you are eating are triggers. Otherwise, I think around day 8 is pretty common for bloating! It gets better! https://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Thanks! Yeah. I am not sure about the break out cause it is not a certain time of the month or ever consistent. I's guessing some is stress and some is that I touch my face a lot. I changed up my face care routine and that definitely seemed to help, but in the 10+ years that I have tried to figure it out, there really does not seem to be an obvious pattern. I am most nervous about food freedom just because I am an all or nothing type person. I have had varying success after whole30s and this one and my last one are post baby. So that has really changed things a lot. I failed pretty miserably the last time, but I was also working about 100 hours a week for a month, so I don't really blame myself too much, though I should have done better after things went to normal. That being said I have not beaten myself up over it; I just want to do better.
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Day 45 (Thursday) WHooooo! Officially my last day but there is really no reason I won't be complaint today (Friday). I also have not told my husband I am officially done, since I am trying to continue it until next Thursday, so I don't want him to get any ideas :). I'll probably tell him this weekend if he complains about it. hahaha. Breakfast (8:30 AM): chorizo hash (onions, carrots and celery) with guac Lunch (12:30 PM): green curry with chicken. I added potatoes for some starchy veggies. Also had some dried mangoes around 3 PM. Didn't really need them, but oh well. Dinner (7:30): Hash browns and sausage. I was not really hungry, so I had a small dinner. Still not ideal, but sure yummy. Overall the day went well. I did not have any coffee and besides a little afternoon slump I did not feel like I needed it.
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Thanks! I really think it was lack of sleep. Not sure if you read earlier in my diary, but we were having issues with my daughter sleeping because she was not feeling well. I had some tiger blood pretty early on, but it disappeared after not sleeping enough. I definitely have more weight to go, but I am definitely happier and someone said my face looked like it was glowing last week...got a zit yesterday, but that's my first one. Though I will say my zits don't seem to be food related. I'll go months without them and then just randomly get them for a while. Usually not more than one or two at a time, but as soon as one is gone another one arrives. Some Whole30s I am blemish free and some I have several. There does seem to be a correlation with stress, but sometimes not. So regardless, if I don't hit my weight goal, I have had enough NSVs to be happy. Definitely excited to start my food freedom though! I am hoping it sticks better than last time!
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    P.S. I accidentally weighed/measured today thinking it was already day 46 (i.e. 45 days done). Instead it was day 45. Whoops! But definitely some more great results! Another 5.2 pounds gone and another quarter inch off of my waist and hips! I tiger blood is hitting again, because I feel like I am in a great mood. Even my husband mentioned it earlier this week. I am also in love with how strong my nails are. I have never grown them out this long and even without them painted (I got a gel mani last week), they were significantly longer and stronger than ever before. Tried on a dress I was hoping to squeeze into and it still doesn't fit as of a few days ago, but I am heading in the right direction and some of the dresses I bought in the last year are starting to get too big! I was surprised at how not disappointed I was. I am actually a little surprised how much weight did come off in the last two weeks. I was expecting 3-4 pounds. My goal of another 10 pounds by Sept 15 seems very reasonable now at about a pound a week. I have about 20 pounds to lose in total, so the next 10 should not be too hard, but definitely harder than the last 17.8! I would totally love to exceed the goal, but not banking on it.
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    Chorizo!

    Sprouts also makes compliant chorizo too! It is made in the store so it may be different from store to store.
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Day 44 (Wednesday) Got so far behind on these, but I have remained complaint. Monday through Wednesday were pretty much the same so here we go Breakfast (8:30 AM): chorizo hash (onions, carrots and celery) with guac Lunch (12:30 PM): green curry with chicken. I added potatoes for some starchy veggies. My husband said that he would pay money at a restaurant for it. On Wednesday I also had some fruit around 3PM. Dinner (7:30): Cauliflower rice in the "fried rice style" (Monday and Tuesday). Wednesday I just had hash browns and a fried egg. I really was not hungry. I did not want to not eat, so I made a small version of my go-to. Definitely missing veggies. The hash browns probably had enough ghee in it to count as fat. We have been busy at work and we have been looking for a place to rent. This weekend we are starting to pack. Hopefully we get the place we applied to. I really love it. It is daunting to try to move in a couple of weeks when next weekend we have a family reunion from Thursday through Sunday and really we are leaving on Wednesday night!
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Day 40 (Friday) Breakfast (8:30 AM): Bacon, fried egg and hash browns Lunch (12:30 PM): Salad and hot dog Dinner (6:30): Cauliflower rice in the "fried rice style" Today I worked from home and dealt with a very unhappy child who stayed up way past her bedtime. Today was not fun, but compliant
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Yeah. It is in Vegas. 2 of the 4 days are at least one meal at a family member's house. My husband was on board with this at the beginning, but now that I am a over a month in it he is pretty over it. I think I am going to call it at day 45 (maybe 51 depending on how this weekend is looking), but start doing Whole30 during the week and give myself some leeway during the weekends. I will shoot for 4 weekend meals that are compliant. Breakfasts are easy. For the reunion I am just going to make sure we pack a ton of carrot sticks so I can minimize the reunion food that is at someone's home, which quite frankly I do not think is "worth it" and maybe have some things that I would really enjoy while going out. My husband's family unfortunately is the family that eats poorly, even with underlying medical conditions. For example, my mother in law, who has type two diabetes ate an entire Costco croissant (okay maybe a few bites when to the dog and my daughter) this weekend and goes and gets fast food on the regular. They are also the family that gets insulted if you don't eat their food and just gossip gossip gossip. Also, not drawing attention to myself is a little harder in this situation. He's black and I am well.....not. So I am thinking the training wheels are going to come off early. I think I am still satisfying my main goals for extending it past 30 days anyway, which was getting back in the habit of food prepping and (hopefully) making better choices. Plus I do have a mid Sept weight loss goal that will probably require me food prepping Whole30 meals for the next few months. I would still have around another 10 pounds to go after my September goal. But that number is a little more flexible since it would really be how the mirror looks and not the number.
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Day 39 (Thursday) Breakfast (8:30 AM): Bacon, fried egg and hashbrowns Lunch (12:30 PM): roasted potatoes, strawberries with coconut and chicken apple sausage. Dinner (afternoon/evening): salad with primal greek dressing, roasted veggies and two polish dogs 4th of July party today. None of my meals were to template, but 100% compliant. I was just trying to eat things that were quick and cleaned out the fridge. Brought the grass fed polish dogs to the 4th of July party (plus plenty of extras) so that I knew I could have complaint meat, though they also had burgers. Party was a success though. We did tons of walking around to go see the fireworks. Even though there was tons of tasty food at the party, I was not even jealous. There were a couple of things I would have liked to try, but the dessert table was not even tempting. I am hoping that I can keep that up even off of Whole30. Still very worries about my out of town family reunion. I still have not decided what I am going to do for that. Anyone have thoughts?
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    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    Day 38 (Wednesday) Breakfast (8:30 AM): Chicken apple sausage, hash browns eggs and strawberries with coconut Lunch (12:00 PM): roasted veggies and potatoes and chicken sausage. Dinner (6:30 PM):roasted veggies and potatoes and chicken sausage. Just trying to use leftovers. Got to relax a bit today and got my nails done. Yay! Definitely feeling re-energized and my nails are now crazy strong. They usually break long before the length they are now and I have not had a single one break for weeks. I had that same NSV the last time too and love it!