AlisonMarie

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  1. AlisonMarie

    Whole30 in May 2019

    Hi doubldee - thanks for the comments. Today is my last day - and while last weekend I was excited to eat ice cream, today I'm feeling like I'm not sure I want to change. The main sticking point is really that the rest of my family eats beans, grains, dairy, etc - and while hubby was supportive, I don't think he's eager to change what he's eating. I will try reintroducing everything and maybe will find that some of it I will want to keep avoiding. For now, I'm feeling no need to reintroduce alcohol, so I guess I'll just skip that and reintroduce after everything else if I want to. I did get one comment from someone that I looked very healthy and as if I'd lost weight - so maybe it's made a bigger different than I thought.
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    Whole30 in May 2019

    I haven't been keeping up with this log, but now I'm almost done. I think that I do have more energy and that exercise is easier, but I'm not really feeling like it's totally changed my life. I have learned to eat more veggies and I do hope to carry that forward. It'll be interesting to see what the reintroduction is like.
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    Whole30 in May 2019

    Dinner was a strange hash I made up of shredded zucchini, shredded carrot, and shredded apple with sausage. I didn't have a snack after dinner! Breakfast was leftover dinner, lunch was spinach, arugula, tomato, cucumber, radish, green onion, avocado, olive salad with olive oil and lemon juice and 2 hard boiled eggs. Dinner will be this curry that never gets cooked. Getting ready for travel tomorrow - I think I've got a workable plan except for the banquet night - still need to figure out what to do then.
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    Whole30 in May 2019

    Hmm. So dinner last night was steak, grilled potato, salad and mayo. I also had a snack of some walnuts and dried figs after dinner. Really can't kick that. Had hash browns, grilled onion, arugula and eggs with coffee for breakfast. Lunch is salmon salad (salmon, celery, mayo) over spinach with radish, tomato, cucumber and an apple. Dinner will probably be this salmon curry, but who knows - seems like my plans for dinner keep changing. I was tired last night, but because of a long day at work rather than physical stuff, I think. Anyway, hopefully today will be better.
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    Whole30 in May 2019

    Dinner yesterday was actually: mashed sweet potato, pan fried tilapia, raw cabbage, sauteed onions, tomatoes, avocados, salsa - it was great! I did have a small snack after dinner (a few olives, 2 dried figs, and a few walnuts) - but really, I didn't need this. I'm feeling a bit better today - still slightly nauseous this morning, but more energy and no headache. Keeping up with drinking lots of water. I've touched base with my friend I'm staying with on Sat-Mon and she can accommodate the diet with out too much trouble, so that's a relief. Breakfast was hash brown potato, leftover sauteed onion, arugula, 3 fried eggs and coffee and it was maybe the best breakfast yet. Lunch will be leftover chicken, onion and pea vine stirfry, with a side of raw celery and tomatoes and a few Brazil nuts for fat. Dinner - probably stir fried beef and zucchini noodles (that'll be a first for me making those - if I don't have time, it'll just be sauteed zucchini & garlic, cause I know I can do that) My goal is to have enough energy to do some chores/cleaning tonight after dinner to avoid snacking.
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    Whole30 in May 2019

    Trying to drink more water as suggested -- I think it will help with headaches! I got a mirena IUD yesterday afternoon - this is a first for me and I'm feeling some side effects today/last night - mostly headache and some nausea. I hope that this will work for me because I don't want another baby and my husband is somewhat resistant to getting a vasectomy. I had spaghetti squash with tomato, mushroom and ground beef sauce for dinner last night and also a banana with almond butter and then some seaweed and then some walnuts and dried figs (it was out of control snacking for sure). I will avoid snacks today (fingers crossed). For breakfast I had hash brown potato and leftover spaghetti squash and 3 fried eggs and coffee. For lunch I have a chicken salad made of a can of chicken, homemade mayo, celery and walnuts, with a bed of baby spinach & arugula, avocado, baby tomatoes, and radish. I also brought a can of "fuzzy water" (LaCroix knock-off) as a treat for drinking. Dinner will be the salmon & sweet potato coconut curry, I think.
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    Pea Vine?

    Awesome! Yes - it is super delicious both raw and stir fried. And a great early farmers-market find in my town.
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    Pea Vine?

    Is pea vine OK on whole 30? I'm guessing/hoping by analogy with snow peas that it's OK. There are no peas, it's just the green leaves and stem.
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    Whole30 in May 2019

    So - Friday was fine - the carnival went well and I didn't feel tempted by the food (although everyone enjoyed the tamales and they did smell good!) Saturday I had leftover sausage and mushrooms and butternut squash for breakfast, for lunch I don't remember what I had. For dinner I had broccoli, chicken with ground brazil nuts (I invented this "recipe"), and leftover butternut squash - hubby was at a party and one kid was at a different party. Sunday my hubby and kids cooked me breakfast - eggs, compliant bacon, hashbrowns cooked in olive oil, strawberries and coffee. It was wonderful. For lunch I had leftover egg&sausage bake, for dinner I had brussel sprouts, sweet potato, and chicken, onion and ginger stir fry. I had a snack of dried figs and some leftover chicken in the evening Bringing us to Monday: I had 2 eggs, sweet potato with ghee and avocado for breakfast with coffee for lunch I have leftover chicken, broccoli, brussel sprouts and an apple. For dinner, I think we'll have salmon and sweet potato curry (made with coconut milk) and cauliflower rice. Still going well - I had a dream about eating candy last night, but otherwise I'm doing fine.
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    Pandora’s Whole 30 log

    My heart goes out to you! I'm wishing for healing for you on whole 30 an in other ways. Happy Birthday and hang in there!
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    Whole30 in May 2019

    I forgot my tuna yesterday - so I ended up snacking on a lara bar at work. For dinner we had the casserole plus some hashbrowns and some baked butternut squash with ghee. For breakfast I had the egg casserole and coffee For lunch I've got egg casserole and a side of butternut squash with ghee. For dinner I will eat left over beef stew before the carnival and the family will eat there. I'm feeling grounchy and I had a headache yesterday - these are the first negatives of whole30 (if they're even related) that I've had except some gassiness on a day when I had cauliflower, brussel sprouts and cabbage all in one day. So - I guess that's good. It's day 10 which is supposed to be the hardest.
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    cinco_mouser's log Apr29 - May31

    That craving sounds like a real drag - here's hoping that you'll stop wanting bananas and that snow will stop falling. I'm sending you good energy! This is something I've felt a lot too - mostly about tofu and beans --- these are things I've thought of as healthy foods for a long time - healthy for me and for the planet - and it's weird to say no to them.
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    Whole30 in May 2019

    Breakfast was a sweet potato with ghee and two soft-boiled eggs and coffee. Lunch is going to be a salad with spinach, super greens, avocado, radish, cucumber, green onion, tomato and a can of tuna. Also a side of chia pudding with blueberries, coconut and almond butter. I'm planning to make a breakfast egg bake for dinner - https://40aprons.com/whole30-breakfast-bake-sausage-eggs/#wprm-recipe-container-10044 I'm using compliant sausage I bought rather than making my own. I'm thinking that I might want a side as well (maybe hashbrowns? or I have some cauliflower rice in the freezer from the cauliflower I wizzed last week). Tomorrow will get a little interesting - I'm out of sweet potatoes, and out of salad - so perhaps I will go to the grocery store tonight. Tomorrow night is a school carnival for the kids - so they'll be eating there and I'll need to do something on my own that's fast and/or portable. I do have one more serving of beef stew (if hubby didn't take for lunch today).... So - supermarket is looking like my destination tonight.
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    Whole30 in May 2019

    Didn't make it without the snack... I ended up snacking on pistachios before dinner AND 1/4 avocado and some walnuts after dinner. I think it's more than 50% habit (I also didn't sew but plopped in front of the TV). But I also think I'm not eating quite as much fat as is in the plan - so looking for how to do that. I don't love coconut or mayo or ghee.
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    Whole30 in May 2019

    Beef stew was great. I still had a snack in the evening, though. First I had walnuts and a few prunes, then I had 1/2 avocado. I do think I still have a snack habit late in the day - and I guess I should change up what I'm doing - not watching TV but maybe sewing or reading or something else before I go to bed. Breakfast was hashbrowns, 2 eggs, spinach and coffee. Lunch will be spinach & "super greens" salad with beets, cucumber, green onion, tomato, and a can of tuna with a side of chia pudding with blueberries, coconut and almond butter. Dinner - I think that hubby will do the Mapo tonight - so I may have a Mapo soup (less tofu and soysauce) and some leftover beef stew. Perhaps adding a banana or apple with almond butter. My goal for tonight is to avoid snacking after dinner. I need to finish sewing some curtain tie-backs - so I will plan to do that when the kids go to bed instead of watching TV to break the association with when I usually have a pre-bed snack.