Aliem999

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    Aliem999 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Back on track today. Tomorrow's breakfast and lunch are prepped and tomorrow's dinner will be Whole Foods.
    I have been a bit more relaxed though. Did not really have much of a dinner since lunch was late and larger. Grazed off of my kid's plates. Did their roasted broccoli touch rice and ketchup? Probably. No visible contamination, but something I would not do during my 30 days. This was not eating after I was already full and I feel better about less food waste. Dog got the extra chicken nugget and some rice (haha), but I cleaned up the veggies.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Back on track today. Tomorrow's breakfast and lunch are prepped and tomorrow's dinner will be Whole Foods.
    I have been a bit more relaxed though. Did not really have much of a dinner since lunch was late and larger. Grazed off of my kid's plates. Did their roasted broccoli touch rice and ketchup? Probably. No visible contamination, but something I would not do during my 30 days. This was not eating after I was already full and I feel better about less food waste. Dog got the extra chicken nugget and some rice (haha), but I cleaned up the veggies.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from Barbara M in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Back on track today. Tomorrow's breakfast and lunch are prepped and tomorrow's dinner will be Whole Foods.
    I have been a bit more relaxed though. Did not really have much of a dinner since lunch was late and larger. Grazed off of my kid's plates. Did their roasted broccoli touch rice and ketchup? Probably. No visible contamination, but something I would not do during my 30 days. This was not eating after I was already full and I feel better about less food waste. Dog got the extra chicken nugget and some rice (haha), but I cleaned up the veggies.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @tiffysquidunkown but likely the flu. Vomiting and such. I fell off the wagon, but I have a plan to be back on starting tomorrow. Between vomiting and not being able to shop and barely eating, I just struggled.
    Lost 14.6 pounds....but likely only 8-10 of them are real weight loss (see my post on my journal). I plan to pretty much be complaint all next week, though maybe I'll add like a gin and soda next weekend. Don't plan on deviating food wise though for the next 8 days.
    @MizRik Sushi would have rice, could have soy if you dip it. If you are having rolls, it could have all sorts of things. Soy, sugar, wheat if it's tempura. If you have previously done a reintro, why not. If not, maybe just stick to the fish and rice? Don't reintroduce things first that you don't really want.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @tiffysquid That's great you did not blow it with two more days to go! So close! You can do it! If you are PMSing, maybe extend through after your period so that you end on a good day! I know I would be bummed ending it on a bloated day.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Last few days! Hopefully everyone is hanging in there! Is anyone extending the program longer than 30 days?
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @MizRik I totally get it. I am for sure adding two days because I had half a grain of accidental rice day two. Also it is Wednesday and Thursday so not a big deal. Ideally, I want to add another week or two on since I am clearly losing weight and that was one of my goals (first being to get back in the habit of cooking, eating veggies, etc which for the last few months I was completely off the wagon.) Friday/the weekend will be tougher to stay on track. I do hope to go until Super Bowl Sunday and then splurge with some fries (compliant ingredients, but not compliant in general) and a gin and soda.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @MizRik I totally get it. I am for sure adding two days because I had half a grain of accidental rice day two. Also it is Wednesday and Thursday so not a big deal. Ideally, I want to add another week or two on since I am clearly losing weight and that was one of my goals (first being to get back in the habit of cooking, eating veggies, etc which for the last few months I was completely off the wagon.) Friday/the weekend will be tougher to stay on track. I do hope to go until Super Bowl Sunday and then splurge with some fries (compliant ingredients, but not compliant in general) and a gin and soda.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @Barbara M I see a lot of greens and raw veggies. For me, those tend to be super bulky and it's way harder to eat 5 cups of raw spinach than one cup of cooked spinach (and that's probably the same amount of spinach.) You could also try some bulkier veggies like carrots (cooked are super yummy), broccoli, cauliflower. Also, how much avocado are you eating? At least half? Shrimp is super lean. You could probably eat like 10 of them (small - medium size) to get the calories you need (I know we don't count calories, but it takes a lot of shrimp to equate to 4-6 oz of chicken in terms of sustenance). If you do a quick google search 100g (3.5oz so not even a full serving) of chicken breast is about 180 calories with 9 grams of fat and shrimp is about 99 calories with zero grams of fat. Super good for you, but not super filling. Note: Once again. Not saying count calories. Just trying to give an example on why a palm sized portion of shrimp will probably not keep you full.
    Not sure what portions you are eating besides your half of an apple.
    Also, do you work out? A mini meal after might be good.
    Those are some great NSV!!!!!
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Hope everyone is doing well! I think most of us are within a week of finishing! Any NSVs?
    I feel lots of energy and definitely have lost weight. Fitting in dresses that I have not fit in for a long time! Eating so many veggies and my nails already feel stronger!
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Oh no! If you stayed compliant, just ate out of control, maybe just add some time on to the end and do a Whole45, 60, whatever. That way it does not feel like you are starting over and probably will feel more empowering. You still ate better and that is a victory!
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    NSV is a non scale victory. So some result that isn't tied to a number on the scale.
    Yay! At least that is something!
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Hope everyone is doing well! I think most of us are within a week of finishing! Any NSVs?
    I feel lots of energy and definitely have lost weight. Fitting in dresses that I have not fit in for a long time! Eating so many veggies and my nails already feel stronger!
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    WHOOOOO!!!!
    I am sure I am down at least 10 pounds too, but likely at least 5 are holiday bloat and the day before I had brunch (bottomless mimosas) and fast food....Those pounds hardly count since I probably would have dropped those within a week or so as long as I ate reasonably that week. haha
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @tiffysquid Yeah. I think this Whole30 has been pricier since I have been relying on more pre-prepped stuff, but definitely cheaper than eating out a lot (like in November/December). It has been nice. I will definitely continue to do so after my Whole30. I think cutting out cheese for most of last year due to my son's allergies helped to quell my dairy cravings. Definitely that and french fries are my food without breaks. I do want to add back dairy (cheese) but limit it to a couple of times a week for "worth it" foods. I think what I want to do is 80% whole30. That is how I used to eat when I felt great about myself. Used to eat Whole30 during the week and then usually have a couple of "worth it" meals on the weekend. I think this Whole30 helped me to reset that.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Yes! It's my work busy season. Working 60+ hours a week. Doesn't matter if I am in "Tiger's blood". I am going to be tired. Just less so than I would be otherwise.
    My plan (tentative) plan is to likely do a Whole45ish and then round out Feb being mostly Whole30. I have a girls weekend mid March so I definitely need to reintroduce alcohol a few weeks before. This weekend will be a "worth it" weekend and something I haven't done in years. I have done reintroduction in the past so I might do some of them end of Feb, but I've done them a few times and never really had issues. I am doing my Whole30 mostly for a diet reset (and a little bit to get into a smaller dress size for the girls weekend). I barely ate veggies in November and December and ate so much! I needed to get back to what makes by body happy (most of the time)
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I mean it is naturally occurring in some foods but from what I understand it is fermented wheat gluten (sometimes sucgar cane, corn, cassava, seaweed, etc) with sodium added to it. Seems significantly less natural than most things allowed on Whole30. It's base is also one of the things specifically not allowed on Whole30. Like why MSG and not peanut oil, since most people are allergic/sensitive to the protein in peanuts and a good chunk of those with peanut allergies are fine with things like french fries fried in peanut oil. Or how some kombuchas have sugar in them to aid in the fermentation, but those are not okay even though both are fermented sugar? I am sure there is a reason, I am not a scientist. I don't know. I read the article and did not find it terribly convincing. Seemed to me that because a study found out that people don't get headaches when eating it, it is okay. I have also never found anything otherwise compliant, but with MSG. So it does not really effect me.
    Most spices are ground plants. This seems different to me. Either way, it does not really change my Whole30, since I really don't see Whole30 compliant products with MSG in it.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    The dr. prager ones are technically complain (the ones for kids). They have egg in them so my son can't have them, so I have never bought them. Not sure how crispy they get but they are veggies and potatoes with egg and arrowroot powder. That brand is pretty pricey though. I do like their veggie burgers, though I am not sure if any of those are compliant.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Probably fine, but I mean you can always just crisp those potatoes up in a pan. Yummy! You would probably have to cook the potatoes first before forming them for your recipe so that you don't have raw potato in the middle and then bake until crisp or pan fry them
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I believe if you bake your own potatoes (and pretty sure I saw on the forum, people air frying them but definitely double check before doing it) it is compliant. Whenever I roast potatoes I have always made them super crispy. So yummy
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Sausage, hash browns, fruit with coconut, veggie hash, dinner leftovers
    Veggie hash is my favorite to prep ahead. I usually take a container of Trader Joe's prepped veggies, any leftover veggies from the week before and ground chicken pork, etc and season it with typical breakfast sausage spices like sage, garlic, etc. I just dump the spices over everything so it takes almost no time to prep. Really you can season it with anything but it feels more "breakfasty" with breakfast sausage spices. Just scoop it up in the morning. heat it up. dump some guac, avocado on it or add a side of fruit with coconut and you have a compliant meal. I have also done it with precooked sausage and other proteins.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from Loop in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    For me I got bloated for a day or two (also coincided with my TOM so it was probably even more exaggerated) and then on day 9? I think, it looked like I lost 5 pounds overnight. Seriously the morning before I was like wow, the holidays were rough on my tummy and the day the bloat went away I was like wtf. Last few days I have fit into dresses I haven't worn in month!
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    For me I got bloated for a day or two (also coincided with my TOM so it was probably even more exaggerated) and then on day 9? I think, it looked like I lost 5 pounds overnight. Seriously the morning before I was like wow, the holidays were rough on my tummy and the day the bloat went away I was like wtf. Last few days I have fit into dresses I haven't worn in month!
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Whoo! It happens to the best of us. You can do it this time. I think a lot of people don't make it through their first time.
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    Aliem999 got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I definitely know I need to do some prep this weekend. I have been doing this week on the fly! Been able to pretty much stick to template but tomorrow I am definitely going to get creative! I think I figured out breakfast and lunch. Tomorrow's dinner will probably be very different for me vs. the kids. I do have a primal frozen meal I can pull out if needed. Kids smashed the chicken I made today and my daughter even asked for it to be packed in her lunch tomorrow. I do have another pack of thighs so I suppose I can easily make more for Friday. Just need to figure out the veggie situation. Definitely running low. Might just buy hamburgers for dinner on Friday and not stress.