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  1. So I already messed up. Note to self: don't have ice cream in the house. Starting clean tomorrow! Happy New Year everyone!
  2. @Brewer5 The chopped nuts sound really good! Haha.. and that rule sounds like a good one. I just have to stop forgetting about my protein needs and then I'm all about it. I bought some sparking water today for myself, and I also bought sparkling grape juice for the family. This might be the first year I let my kids stay up (or wake them up if they demand it) for New Years. They are 5 and 8 years old and their bedtime is still 8 PM but they usually read in bed until 9 or 9:30 at the latest (bigger kid reads to littler kid). Neither of them have stayed up past 10 PM. My husband does n
  3. I'm making pot pie for my family right now. I still haven't figured a dinner for myself. Need to think about available proteins. I accidently put all the chicken I thawed into a pot pie so an easy chicken salad is unfortunately not going to happen. I just got some celery and red onion from the store, so maybe a tuna salad. Going to need to thaw some chicken for tomorrow.
  4. @Brewer5Oops, read your post wrong from November. Glad you are thinking about being around more. You are right. It does help to know someone is reading and cares about your success! Day 2- Managed to avoid all the sugary, bready things in the house again by waiting to have breakfast until around 11:30. Yay me. Had some coffee with unsweetened almond milk to start my day. Starting Day 2, I've had: Vegetables/Starch: An ENTIRE 10oz bag of Birds Eye frozen "Shredded Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes with Broccoli and Cauliflower Florets". A lot of carbs, but I'm here for hea
  5. Reflection on Day 1: I do have to work on getting more protein into my diet. Veggies too but I'm more concerned with protein because I'm switching over from eating lots of cheese, regular milk, greek yogurt, peanut butter, beans/legumes, and soy milk for protein. Pretty much everything you can't eat on a Whole30. I added eggs into my diet on my first day of my Whole30, so I'm super proud of that. Haven't prepared and eaten an egg of my own free will in months. Tomorrow, will add in a little bit of chicken. I remembered to take it out of the freezer - yay me! My first Whole30 back i
  6. Hi @Brewer5! Seems like I missed you by a month, but maybe we'll be on here doing a whole30 again around the same time in the future, who knows! Good job on finishing up at the end of November! I love reading your posts because I really relate to so much you talk about, especially about how the best time to restart your healthy lifestyle journey is not when you are feeling desperate, but when your motivation meter is high (summarized in my own words, haha). Hopefully, my motivation stays where I need it to be to keep this going for awhile. I usually don't get all the way to 30 days, b
  7. Another Whole30. Decided it is time. The last 4 months, I have been eating vegetarian. I feel fine, but I have been heavily relying on dairy and bread instead of vegetables and protein. My goal is to start over again and change my habits. I want to track by food type instead of meals. This is what I have eaten so far today. Vegetables/Starch: Sweet Potato Fruit: Frozen mixed fruit (Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberry, Raspberries) ProteIn: 2 eggs Fat: Ghee Other:
  8. Well, the rest of day 1 didn't go exactly to plan, but it went well nonetheless. Lunch: Cucumber and leftover lentils in pasta sauce Dinner: Stir Fry Vegetables and Rice. I used the exact vegetables I wrote above and it was delicious over rice. Picked up groceries curbside- carried LOTS of bags up a few flights of stairs and then: Dinner Part 2 - Had more stir fry vegetables and rice (and some almonds) in order to make sure I would be full for the rest of the night. 2 glasses of green tea today and plenty of water.
  9. Mission "Eat Less Empty Calories" (Non-Whole 30 Log) - Day 1 Breakfast: Two eggs fried in coconut oil and a sliced apple Plans for lunch and dinner: Lunch: Roasted broccoli, Roasted Carrots, Leftover lentils in tomato pasta sauce. Dinner: Stir Fry Vegetables (green beans, mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, broccoli, ginger, garlic) with small amount of rice. Organic soymilk fortified with B12. (protein from veggies and soymilk)
  10. I had a semi-successful whole30 in 2019...didn't make it quite to 30 days, but close enough for me. I was and still am proud of myself. My last 100% compliant whole30 was back in 2014. I don't know why, but it was easier to be strict when Whole30 was new to me. I wanted to do a whole30 in August, but it did not go well due to birthdays and such. Sept 1st I transitioned to being mostly vegetarian (but I eat fish, eggs, and dairy). So, technically pescatarian. I have been struggling for awhile with eating too much sugar and dairy instead of focusing on nutritious vegetable
  11. M3. Zucchini Spaghetti. (But really I quarter the pieces of zucchini but whatev)
  12. Great job resisting the sweets! I'm so jealous of you swimming at the beach! I would have to travel 3.5 hours to get to a nice beach
  13. DAY 1 Okay, I am here. That is something. I am so tired and so hungry so I'm probably going to end up eating 4 meals today. M1: Apple & Almond Butter M2: Green Beans, Sweet potato, and Tuna patty (eggs, tuna, almond flour). The sweet potato and green beans were frozen and cooked up in the skillet in coconut oil. M3 is supposed to be zucchini spaghetti with ground beef in the sauce but I don't think I will make it until dinner time. Will probably need to eat some carrots/cucumber or a green smoothie with avocado/banana/spinach/carrot juice. --- I haven't tr
  14. Its midnight- the start of my August whole30! Ahhhh!!!!! Today was weird. I got my second occular migraine of my life. My vision had weird wavy/zigzag lines in the shape of a teardrop. It went away in about a half hour. I think they are usually caused by food, according to Google. But I have no idea what caused it. I had just eaten a pancake with butter and maple syrup. lol...not too many nitrates in bisquick I don't think. *Shrug*
  15. Good luck to you! I also have itchy-issues. I dont know of it's appears as red inflamed small areas my fingers and toes when I eat certain foods..I haven't been able to pin it down either. Only happens 1-2× per month. Anyway, sounds like you're on the right path! Hope the next week goes well for you!
  16. M3: Chicken salad And omg I am soooooo hungry an hour later. I definitely will have to add sweet potatoes to my grocery list and have one with dinner any time my dinner is not very substantial. --- Today I watched the documentary called "What The Health" on Netflix. I've watched a lot of documentaries and read a lot of articles that are pro-paleo. I have been paleo off and on since 2014 when I completed my first whole30. But I have not been able to stick with it and then and my weight goes up and down. I'm thinking that after I get rid of all the junk during August for
  17. Pre-whole30 log for today (not going to be compliant, but I'm getting used to tracking): M1: 2 eggs cooked in butter (need to switch over to ghee Aug 1st!) M2: Apple with natural peanut butter (will switch to unsweetened almond butter soon!) Snack: Baby carrots with primal kitchen ranch (I think I will switch to oil and balsamic vinegar, Vanilla yogurt with frozen blueberries (going to miss yogurt!) I'm getting pumped for Aug 1st! I think my plan for tonight is a chicken salad..or tuna patties made with almond flour. Not sure yet!
  18. I am also into bike riding and I do yoga with my kids sometimes. I bought a new bike seat cushion as well, but I've had it over a month without installing it! Don't be like me. Hope you had a relaxing evening. You seem like you are doing a great job with food choices! Good luck with dinner!
  19. I did really well today in preparation for Aug 1st. You have no idea how much junk food I have been eating most days...soooo bad. I haven't officially started the whole30, but I'm trying to get used to eating more fruits and veggies and less bread and bagels. M1: Cereal...hopefully for the last time for 32+ days. M2: Green Smoothie Snacks: Apple, Crackers with wheat...hopefully for the last time for 32+days M3: Chicken Salad M4: Another Chicken salad with a hardboiled egg
  20. I am going to be starting a whole30 again. Soon! August 1st! Wahooo... The last few months have been WEIRD. Very weird. I started a new engineering job only 2 days before our office closed due to the coronavirus. I tried learning the ropes remotely (with my kids and husband at home all day) and I hated it and was getting pretty depressed about it so I quit. Thankfully, my husband saved me and "plan B" went into action... We switched roles and he is working full time and I'm the one home with the kids all day starting this fall when he starts teaching. Our public school district
  21. Good luck with your next whole30 round!
  22. You completed your whole30! Wow!!! Awesome work! Sorry about your toe situation- major bummer. Hope you feel better soon. Love that you know yourself enough to know right away this is for life, not 30 days.
  23. Yay! That is wonderful to hear! Good luck with the new job To get my mind off of my own job stress and worries, I've been walking everyday and doing Spanish lessons. Only 3 days in...hope I can keep up this up because goal achievement feels really good!!!
  24. As much as I wanted it, I haven't started over yet in terms of my food choices. It totally sucks that I keep making the wrong choices every day. However, until I'm ready, I want to try to remember to post one good thing I did on each given day, so I'm not so down on myself. One good thing about today: I walked a mile during my lunch hour. I used the Map my Walk app so I could get my total time and distance walked.