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    KiwiKendra reacted to Jihanna in KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand   
    A good way to use up ranch is twice-baked ranch potatoes... just sayin'  they're delicious!
    This recipe went over really well with my family during my first Whole30 --
    https://thewholecook.com/broccoli-ranch-twice-baked-potatoes/
    (Of course, I was told that just the ranch and bacon would've been fine, the broccoli was non-essential for everyone except me!)
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    KiwiKendra got a reaction from Emma in KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand   
    its the early morning of DAY 6 for me (6.14 am NZ time Saturday 7th Sept as I start to write)
    I haven't slept much at all. Tossed and turned again for most of the night with indegistion and gas - sorry  Its the second night in a row and now I'm not sure if its coconut milk that doesn't agrees with me... Heck I hope not!! Last night I had a portion of quick curry which I made using up the half can of Coconut milk leftover from the Shepherds Pie recipe the night before. 
    I'm really struggling with breakfasts - have I mentioned that before? Its the main thing on my mind these days.... I do plan the night before but I do try to recall, when I wake in the middle of the night, what it was I decided to have for brekky the next day ?! Poached eggs and bacon was the most normal I've had in the past 6 days. I sat my eggs on a handful of spinach leaves and forced those down with it.
    Another thing I'm struggling with is food wastage - if I don't like it, its into the compost - I think my hubby is going to need a second bin real soon, what with the veg peelings and my throw outs, well at least the garden will appreciate it. @Emma, I haven't mentioned those before.   And the dressings! I cant eat that much Mayo or Ranch Dressing (made from the Mayo) within 3 days.. I guess I'll have to mess with the recipes and attempt smaller batches. Hey look at me, messing with recipes!!  I wouldn't have thought of attempting something like that 6 days ago. 
    Anyways, I do have a few things in the freezer now for my lunches at work next week, and I'll make Protein Salads to mix it up a bit. I must say that the Day By Day is really helping, its like Melissa is a mind reader. LOL I'd be lost without it.
    Oh, and I am starting to like black coffee - I think I've had about 4 now in the past 6 days (that's a massive drop from at least 4-6 "flat whites" as we call them her in New Zealand. (it originated here by the way - just saying), which is a double shot espresso topped up with milk, less milkier than a latte.
    I'm off to the supermarket today to stock on some items for the coming week.....Stay strong peoples. We got this. 
     
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    KiwiKendra got a reaction from Emma in KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand   
    Thanks HEAPS Emma. It will be a whole different ball game this coming week when I am back at work! LOL  
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    KiwiKendra reacted to heb2014 in First Time l Sept 3   
    Knowing myself, I, personally, only like to eat leftovers twice at most so the sauces do help change it up, but I never cooked with a lot of sauces prior to this. When I was planning, my thoughts were that if this was going to work, I needed some things to be "familiar" - so while I am trying some new recipes and sauces, I mixed them in with compliant versions of some of our family's staple recipes, a lot of which already complied, just had to change the accompaniment: tacos with lettuce wraps instead of shells or as taco salad; sloppy joes with sweet potatoes instead of a bun; compliant chicken salad with cucumbers instead of crackers; homemade marinara sauce with zoodles rather than pasta; stir fries using coconut aminos and riced cauliflower instead of soy sauce and rice.
    Another thing I am used to doing is turning leftovers in to something else - so one night we'll eat roast beef made in the slow cooker with potatoes and carrots, and then I'll shred the leftovers to use as wraps (lettuce wraps in this case) with sauteed bell peppers and onions. Same with pork - I'd turn my left over pork roast into stir fry.
    And so far (only 5 days in - ha!), one thing I've enjoyed is that I just loaded up on all types of fresh veggies - whatever looked good while I was at the store), so each night that I cook, I'll pull out whatever suits my taste then, cut it up, toss it in olive oil, add spices and roast it to have as a side. The flexibility is nice, as well as breaking up the monotony of leftovers, and it's pretty easy once everything's cut up.
    Granted I cooked most nights prior to Whole30 anyway. If you're new to cooking, it may sound a little daunting, but maybe some of those thoughts could be helpful.
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    KiwiKendra reacted to Kerin in Day 4...New at this forum thing!   
    There are a lot of "first" for me this September.  This is my FIRST Whole30.  This is my FIRST attempt at writing something on a forum.  This is the FIRST time I have let others know that I am choosing to make healthier food choices.  And lastly this is the FIRST time I am doing something that is just for ME!  I'm really excited about this journey and even through I've been a little cranky (OK...maybe more than a little) I have been rockin it.  Oh, I forgot to mention, I also quit smoking on Monday .  I was only smoking about 5-6 cigarettes a day (more on the weekends) but it has been challenging.  I'm sure it attributes to my crankiness .  
    I just wanted to say "HI" to you all and I'm looking forward to meeting other people on this journey!!  Have an AWESOME day 5!!
     
     
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    KiwiKendra reacted to JessFind in JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th   
    The journal is on Amazon if you want one! I love it so far. Just search "food sensitivity journal" and it should come right up. 
    DUDE this tiredness is no joke. Someone in my last meeting had a Coke and I almost ninja kicked them for it. ... Not really ... but maybe ...
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    KiwiKendra reacted to Emma in KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand   
    You are rockin it! The first week can be so hard. SO HARD. The headache, partners and their food, low energy, the lists of things you want to get done but don't get done....Ahhhhhhh! But it's worth it and you are really rockin the recipes and the cooking and the "dive right in with sleeves pulled up". It would be fun to be there sharing some meals!
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    KiwiKendra reacted to Amura in KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand   
    I think that when you get to the Kill-All-The-Things stage, spouses learn they are in charge of the kids. Or else. 

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    KiwiKendra got a reaction from heb2014 in KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand   
    I'm on DAY 4 - OMG I'm doing this! Heck I am soooo glad I took this week off from work though. How you people with young families cope I just don't know. I only have a husband to contend to (the kids are now full grown and have left the nest). Trying to get into a routine when there is only MYSELF to look after (hubby can fend for himself) this week has still been daunting - hence why I haven't been back here for a few days. When I'm back at work next week, I'll have to do this at the end of the day, probably on a daily basis to keep up with it. 
    Well, first day of Spring came and it was a beautiful sunny day, and I was in relapse mode from helping my daughter move house. She's had to move to a smaller place so some of her stuff has come back home (why does that happen even though our kids "leave home"). We have a lot of stairs so there was lots of exercise had over the weekend and my knees and ankles were killing me!. So hubby and I actually relaxed on the Sunday and did practically nothing. (made the mistake of finishing off a box of chocs with him while watching a movie and as you will all realise, I paid for it on DAY 2!!) - hey my spelling is NZ spelling okay? I'm not changing that 's' to a 'z' its just not right. 
    So I decided that Monday was DAY 1 (silly to start an experiment on a Sunday!)  
    My first day off from work, and that felt good in itself. Decided to visit my Mum and took along a protein salad and a huge bottle of water. She's being really supportive and although she offered me a cup of tea or coffee, I just cant stomach that yet without milk. I drank from my large bottle of water instead. Now usually I would call into the bakery on the way to mum's to get us "something nice to have with coffee" and as I was driving down her street it hit me that this is one habit I am definitely going to break! Bless her, she offered me some grapes and an apple to have with my salad (so I did).
    Then it was off to the supermarket with my RealPlans app all ready for me to just click on those circles as I added items to my trolley. I felt good! it really is true that the healthy foods are around the outside of the supermarket, and the not so good stuff is in the aisles. WOW. I wandered over to the "gluten free" area and found a couple of raw energy bars. Now I have a confession.... I was drawn to the name of one of them: "Organic Lemon Cheesecake" and the other was an "Organic Cacoa, Fig" and the ingredients are Whole30 compliant! I know, I know.....they should not be used to replace a cream cake or something sugary as a treat. I made a mental note that these two items would be part of my Emergency Foods to stash at the bottom of my bag for those "caught in really heavy traffic" or "about to faint coz I haven't eaten enough" saga's (does that 2nd one count actually?)
    Anyways, I finally got out of the supermarket and I felt so proud of the amount of good, clean food in my trolley. I was going to dash home and put it all away and start creating! By this time (because I didn't allow for the fact that it takes a LOT LONGER to grocery shop these days) it was already 2pm and I'd actually had my lunch at 11.30am....and I felt really light headed so I grabbed the "Organic Cacoa, Fig bar" and munched on that as I drove the 40 mins home. Day 1 and I've already had an emergency!! LESSON learned - eat MORE at meal times.
    Once I got home and put everything away I started on the "No Fuss Salmon Cakes" - well that was a disaster! OOps, no it's a stepping stone because I think I put too much sweet potato with it (can't find cans of sweet potato) so I boiled up some of my own and mashed it in. They were dry, and a little burnt and not that enjoyable. LESSON learned: I now know that my new oven is "hotter" than my old one. (another stepping stone crossed towards being a better cook - woohoo)
    Hubby decided to make himself stew and dumplings for his dinner and I made myself busy writing in my "Day by Day" book and planning next days meals. I was also hoping for a good nights sleep as I've been waking at 2am for the past couple of nights.
    DAY 2 dawned and OMG my head was killing me! I just wanted to die. Surely this cant be happening after one day on this experiment?!  I crawled out of bed once hubby had gone off to work. I forced down a couple of pieces of the Spinach Frittata (which looked amazing when it came out of the oven, I was feeling hopeful, but before I got chance to take its selfie, it collapsed, which was a reflection of how I was feeling at the sight of it). Awwww.  The rest of the morning is a blur, I don't even have Meal 2 written down in my book but I do remember drinking more water and going back to bed to sleep. I'd received a text from Kirsty at work and she said she's jumped a couple of stages as she was at the "Kill all things" stage. I told her about my headache and she said, just rest and sleep, so I did. (so good having someone doing this with me - as you all are if you're reading this) 
    Later on in the day I created the Thai Basic Chicken and had that for my dinner. It wasn't too bad and there were leftovers for next days lunch.
    DAY 3 and I felt a lot better, although another restless night tossing and turning. I am really struggling with breakfasts - I don't enjoy veg for brekky. I miss my grain toast with tahini, honey, LSA and fresh fruit on top. (marked that in my book as one of my cravings). So today I had left over frittata with a few slices of kiwifruit on the side.  MY lunch was WAY BETTER, left over Thai chicken with a bunch of cos lettuce leaves and slices of avocado and WAIT FOR IT....some MAYO drizzled over the top.  DID YOU HEAR THAT?? MAYO - I made MAYO!! WOOHOO  and it tasted okay!!! OMG I was ecstatic at that success believe me.
    The rest of the afternoon I chilled out and watched a movie (after doing some housework). I was feeling good.  It was MY TIME and I was going to make the most of it. I didn't' realise the time though and before I knew it hubby had walked through the door and I was sat watching tv. What the heck...its my holidays. I'm allowed.   He has a really bad habit of talking through a movie if he's not interested in it, and it was almost the end, so he went off into the kitchen. He came into the lounge to ask if I wanted a coffee, but he was holding a goddamn pikelet with lashings of butter. OMG how insensitive is that?!?!?!  He said "well I cant stop eating just because you are"..... I'll park that one.
    Once the movie had finished and hubby had finished in the kitchen it was my turn. While he dozed on the couch watching sport (LOL) I made soup and some Latka fritters from Real Foods. Its so handy having that on my phone so I can just scroll and follow the instructions. However it was about 9.30pm by the time I was all done and cleaned up and then I didn't feel like eating. BAD I know, but honestly, I just wanted to crawl into bed. Forgot to fill in my "Day by Day" book, so I did that this morning.
    Day 4 dawned, thank goodness because I nearly murdered my hubby during the night due to his snoring! However I did manage to dose off again (instead of getting up and reading). I'm not sleeping late but its going through my mind that I'm now halfway through my week off work and I haven't done my "head declutter" that I had intended. I will work on that and put plans in place. I'll be making a Ranch Dressing with part of my Mayo. hehe and make something for tonights dinner with the organic mince that hubby brought home yesterday. I'm hoping I can tempt him with a mince dish - lets see. Today is going to be a good ORGANISED kind of day. I feel it.
    My wins so far is that I'm keeping the kitchen clean despite all this prep and cooking. I made MAYO and it tastes good. I'm still here and doing it!.  WOOHOO. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    KiwiKendra got a reaction from heb2014 in KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand   
    I'm on DAY 4 - OMG I'm doing this! Heck I am soooo glad I took this week off from work though. How you people with young families cope I just don't know. I only have a husband to contend to (the kids are now full grown and have left the nest). Trying to get into a routine when there is only MYSELF to look after (hubby can fend for himself) this week has still been daunting - hence why I haven't been back here for a few days. When I'm back at work next week, I'll have to do this at the end of the day, probably on a daily basis to keep up with it. 
    Well, first day of Spring came and it was a beautiful sunny day, and I was in relapse mode from helping my daughter move house. She's had to move to a smaller place so some of her stuff has come back home (why does that happen even though our kids "leave home"). We have a lot of stairs so there was lots of exercise had over the weekend and my knees and ankles were killing me!. So hubby and I actually relaxed on the Sunday and did practically nothing. (made the mistake of finishing off a box of chocs with him while watching a movie and as you will all realise, I paid for it on DAY 2!!) - hey my spelling is NZ spelling okay? I'm not changing that 's' to a 'z' its just not right. 
    So I decided that Monday was DAY 1 (silly to start an experiment on a Sunday!)  
    My first day off from work, and that felt good in itself. Decided to visit my Mum and took along a protein salad and a huge bottle of water. She's being really supportive and although she offered me a cup of tea or coffee, I just cant stomach that yet without milk. I drank from my large bottle of water instead. Now usually I would call into the bakery on the way to mum's to get us "something nice to have with coffee" and as I was driving down her street it hit me that this is one habit I am definitely going to break! Bless her, she offered me some grapes and an apple to have with my salad (so I did).
    Then it was off to the supermarket with my RealPlans app all ready for me to just click on those circles as I added items to my trolley. I felt good! it really is true that the healthy foods are around the outside of the supermarket, and the not so good stuff is in the aisles. WOW. I wandered over to the "gluten free" area and found a couple of raw energy bars. Now I have a confession.... I was drawn to the name of one of them: "Organic Lemon Cheesecake" and the other was an "Organic Cacoa, Fig" and the ingredients are Whole30 compliant! I know, I know.....they should not be used to replace a cream cake or something sugary as a treat. I made a mental note that these two items would be part of my Emergency Foods to stash at the bottom of my bag for those "caught in really heavy traffic" or "about to faint coz I haven't eaten enough" saga's (does that 2nd one count actually?)
    Anyways, I finally got out of the supermarket and I felt so proud of the amount of good, clean food in my trolley. I was going to dash home and put it all away and start creating! By this time (because I didn't allow for the fact that it takes a LOT LONGER to grocery shop these days) it was already 2pm and I'd actually had my lunch at 11.30am....and I felt really light headed so I grabbed the "Organic Cacoa, Fig bar" and munched on that as I drove the 40 mins home. Day 1 and I've already had an emergency!! LESSON learned - eat MORE at meal times.
    Once I got home and put everything away I started on the "No Fuss Salmon Cakes" - well that was a disaster! OOps, no it's a stepping stone because I think I put too much sweet potato with it (can't find cans of sweet potato) so I boiled up some of my own and mashed it in. They were dry, and a little burnt and not that enjoyable. LESSON learned: I now know that my new oven is "hotter" than my old one. (another stepping stone crossed towards being a better cook - woohoo)
    Hubby decided to make himself stew and dumplings for his dinner and I made myself busy writing in my "Day by Day" book and planning next days meals. I was also hoping for a good nights sleep as I've been waking at 2am for the past couple of nights.
    DAY 2 dawned and OMG my head was killing me! I just wanted to die. Surely this cant be happening after one day on this experiment?!  I crawled out of bed once hubby had gone off to work. I forced down a couple of pieces of the Spinach Frittata (which looked amazing when it came out of the oven, I was feeling hopeful, but before I got chance to take its selfie, it collapsed, which was a reflection of how I was feeling at the sight of it). Awwww.  The rest of the morning is a blur, I don't even have Meal 2 written down in my book but I do remember drinking more water and going back to bed to sleep. I'd received a text from Kirsty at work and she said she's jumped a couple of stages as she was at the "Kill all things" stage. I told her about my headache and she said, just rest and sleep, so I did. (so good having someone doing this with me - as you all are if you're reading this) 
    Later on in the day I created the Thai Basic Chicken and had that for my dinner. It wasn't too bad and there were leftovers for next days lunch.
    DAY 3 and I felt a lot better, although another restless night tossing and turning. I am really struggling with breakfasts - I don't enjoy veg for brekky. I miss my grain toast with tahini, honey, LSA and fresh fruit on top. (marked that in my book as one of my cravings). So today I had left over frittata with a few slices of kiwifruit on the side.  MY lunch was WAY BETTER, left over Thai chicken with a bunch of cos lettuce leaves and slices of avocado and WAIT FOR IT....some MAYO drizzled over the top.  DID YOU HEAR THAT?? MAYO - I made MAYO!! WOOHOO  and it tasted okay!!! OMG I was ecstatic at that success believe me.
    The rest of the afternoon I chilled out and watched a movie (after doing some housework). I was feeling good.  It was MY TIME and I was going to make the most of it. I didn't' realise the time though and before I knew it hubby had walked through the door and I was sat watching tv. What the heck...its my holidays. I'm allowed.   He has a really bad habit of talking through a movie if he's not interested in it, and it was almost the end, so he went off into the kitchen. He came into the lounge to ask if I wanted a coffee, but he was holding a goddamn pikelet with lashings of butter. OMG how insensitive is that?!?!?!  He said "well I cant stop eating just because you are"..... I'll park that one.
    Once the movie had finished and hubby had finished in the kitchen it was my turn. While he dozed on the couch watching sport (LOL) I made soup and some Latka fritters from Real Foods. Its so handy having that on my phone so I can just scroll and follow the instructions. However it was about 9.30pm by the time I was all done and cleaned up and then I didn't feel like eating. BAD I know, but honestly, I just wanted to crawl into bed. Forgot to fill in my "Day by Day" book, so I did that this morning.
    Day 4 dawned, thank goodness because I nearly murdered my hubby during the night due to his snoring! However I did manage to dose off again (instead of getting up and reading). I'm not sleeping late but its going through my mind that I'm now halfway through my week off work and I haven't done my "head declutter" that I had intended. I will work on that and put plans in place. I'll be making a Ranch Dressing with part of my Mayo. hehe and make something for tonights dinner with the organic mince that hubby brought home yesterday. I'm hoping I can tempt him with a mince dish - lets see. Today is going to be a good ORGANISED kind of day. I feel it.
    My wins so far is that I'm keeping the kitchen clean despite all this prep and cooking. I made MAYO and it tastes good. I'm still here and doing it!.  WOOHOO. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    KiwiKendra reacted to Travel_lady in A skeptic is convinced!   
    My doctor asked me to do a Whole30 to try to solve a number of health concerns. I work in the food industry and was highly skeptical of a diet that eliminates whole grains and legumes.  
    But I have tried so many diets and techniques and I kept gaining weight and suffering from migraines, so I agreed to do this.   Today is my last day and I just got off the scale - down 14 pounds!
    And I haven’t had a migraine in 30 days, after having them weekly for the past two years. 
    I miss legumes but I also wonder if they contribute to my health issues.  I will pay special attention to this food group on reintroduction.  
     Today I will savor the happiness and health I am feeling.  I can’t wait to go back to my doctor and talk about what’s next.  I have a feeling there will be more Whole30s in my future, and I’m totally ok with that!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    KiwiKendra reacted to Jihanna in KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand   
    When I was doing my first round, I bookmarked my log so I could jump straight to it without getting distracted by the rest of the forum. Then, after posting, I'd go wander and look at other peoples' posts  
    Regarding quoting -- if someone's post is long and you're wanting to quote/respond to a small part of it, you can highlight that bit and then choose the quote option  This helps when you have long-winded comments, like the ones I sometimes give  You can choose to put a response/quote in your own log post, or you can respond in one and do a separate post just for your actual log (which might help you keep it straight when scrolling through to find your posts), but if you come to this thread to respond and post your new entries then it'll all stay in the same thread.
    I hope that helped without making it more confusing!
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    KiwiKendra reacted to ShannonM816 in KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand   
    Just keep replying at the bottom to add to your log. To reply to someone else's post in your log, click Quote on their post to quote it, like I did here, or tag the by typing the @ symbol and start typing their name (no spaces) and a list will come up, keep typing until their name shows in the list and then click on it, like @KiwiKendra.
    When you are looking at the list of posts in a section, if you click on the dot or star next to the post, it'll take you to the first unread post in that discussion. 
     
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    KiwiKendra reacted to Emma in KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand   
    I go to "community" then "whole30 log" and then click on my own post to check in each day. I go down to the bottom and hit reply and put my thoughts. then I got back to "whole30 log" and click on somebody else's post and go to the bottom.  What I rarely do is click on my actual name because that takes me to a page that shows all my posts and comments which is nice to have as an option, but trickier for me to navigate. Not sure if that response helped at all?!
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    KiwiKendra got a reaction from heb2014 in KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand   
    This if my very first ever log/blog and I've feeling really nervous and excited and a little overwhelmed to say the least. I've updated my Facebook page to alert everyone to my very first Whole30 which starts tomorrow 19th August. (we're in the future here -  a full day ahead of most of you in U.S.)
    Six weeks ago I received three of the Whole30 books in the mail and armed with highlighter pens and stickers I've gone through them like someone studying for a University Degree (which I don't have).  Nonetheless I'm ready for this (I hope). A colleague at work is starting with me so its great to have some support at work. Kirsty has done this before so she'll put me right! 
    I have cleared a few shelves in the pantry (for my stuff) and the fridge as well, and yesterday I did the anticipated grocery shop. OMG I started to feel panic setting in, wandering around the Organic Grocery Store. I took a few deep breathes and started crossing things off the list as I slowly added items to my trolley. When I got to the checkout I realised that I would have to continue my quest in another Supermarket as that shopping list is soooo long. (why haven't I bought some of these items before now? I thought I was organised!) The young girl at the checkout asked if I was going to be doing a lot cooking today (!) or was I starting a diet? I explained that I was doing the Whole30 experiment, and that I don't use the word "diet", its not in my vocabulary. I can't recall how I explained it, so its back to the books to get those explanations sorted. I must have got something through to her, as she said she said it sounds really interesting and wished me lots of success and hoped to see me back soon. 
    Then it was off to the next supermarket. I can honestly say I have never taken the time to actually "SHOP" for groceries, usually I'm rushing through once a week for a full week's worth usually buying the same kind of things and getting bored with what we were eating. I've never been a great cook, never had the interest because the recipes just never seemed to look or taste as good as expected whenever I tried to recreate them - my sister was the one who has the creative cooking gene. Anyway, I managed to tick off quite a few more items and this particular shopping exercise has really opened my eyes to what we are consuming without realising it! (I still cant find Spaghetti Squash (which I think we call pumpkins here in N.Z.)  Once I got to the checkout for the second time in one day I was feeling really good, positive and healthy without having eaten any of it. I looked at my trolley with accomplishment and a feeling of love.
    Its now all unpacked and with my Whole30 books which are strewn across the dining table, today I am going to do some "prep" - this is foreign to me.  I've decided not to get ahead of myself, and just do a couple of days worth.  I've bought some new jars and today I will make some of the sauces for the first few days of the "7-Day Meal Plan". I need to follow a Meal Plan until I am more confident with this experiment and oh nooooo, I've realised that I still need a couple of ingredients. OMG I do not want to get this wrong! Kirsty tells me not to overthink it, but I'm one of those that always reads the directions and follows them step by step, so I have to do this step by step. I am not going to fail on this.
    Time is ticking by.....got to get on with it. I will be back......
     
     
     
     
     
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    KiwiKendra reacted to Amura in My W30 log - Starting on August 15th   
    This forum is great!
    But to be honest, a really good thing is that it is kinda slow. I mean, only a few posts are written every day so if you log in once a day - such as I do to post in my log - you can really manage to read all the *new* posts without feeling like you waste a lot of time.
    I read lots of older threads in the beginning, but now it does not take me a lot of time to keep up with everything else that goes on - even without figuring out how to subscribe 
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    KiwiKendra got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Ive decided I'm  dropping the scales off at my mums for her to hide them, she can look after them for the next 30 days. (it feels like I'm leaving the kids at Grandma's - and that doesn't happen these days coz my "kids" are all grown up). LOL     Its great how our men support us on these experiments .
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    KiwiKendra got a reaction from Emma in My W30 log - Starting on August 15th   
    LOLOLOL thats sooo funny. I'm chuckling to myself reading your comment here.  THis forum is soo good, but honestly I could sit here all day reading and not get off the couch. I'm still trying to work out how to use it all (the forums, the likes, the favourites, the following, and what to do next).....  Its like I'm getting a network of new friends. Loving it, coz we are all thinking and going through similar things. :-)
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    KiwiKendra got a reaction from Emma in My W30 log - Starting on August 15th   
    LOLOLOL thats sooo funny. I'm chuckling to myself reading your comment here.  THis forum is soo good, but honestly I could sit here all day reading and not get off the couch. I'm still trying to work out how to use it all (the forums, the likes, the favourites, the following, and what to do next).....  Its like I'm getting a network of new friends. Loving it, coz we are all thinking and going through similar things. :-)
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    KiwiKendra got a reaction from Emma in Starting July 16!! Successes and woes!   
    Now you've got me looking a running websites LOL.  The way my knees are these days, not sure if I could, but hey anything is possible. 
     
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    KiwiKendra reacted to Jihanna in My W30 log - Starting on August 15th   
    I remember my food dreams during Whole30. I had one where I woke up (in my dream) with crumbs on my face and shirt, and went to the fridge to see that I'd somehow scarfed down an entire birthday cake. Woke up (for real) so upset, feeling nauseated and undone, and had to physically check the fridge, the kitchen, etc., and verify with others in the house that no one had put a cake in the fridge the previous day! It was insane. There was another where I'd accidentally licked my fingers while making my kid's lunch for school, and wound up downing a jar of peanut butter as result -- of course, had to check every trash can in the house AND the outside bin to be certain I hadn't really done that one.
    Totally get it  
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    KiwiKendra reacted to Beckha99 in Starting July 16!! Successes and woes!   
    Day 29 (evening edition)-
    I did get out and run/walk and swim today. My body felt sluggish, but after the bad sleep and having my period it is to be expected. I am glad I did it, but it took talking myself into it. 
    I really, really didn't feel like cooking dinner tonight. I did drag myself to the grocery store and get things to make taco/cauliflower rice bowls. I was glad I did, but I didn't want to. But at least I now have the frame of mind even when I don't feel like cooking, to find a simple w30 recipe and get it done. Much better for us than ordering a pizza. 
    So tomorrow is the "last" day. It is a bittersweet feeling. After being dragged out of the dark chocolate area by my daughter yesterday, I am kinda scared. I read one gentleman's comments today that said he has done several whole30's and never has a problem sticking with them, but when he is not on the W30 the wheels fall off. I kinda feel like that could be me. Like I intend to keep with things, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions or whatever. I hope I can stay strong. 
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    KiwiKendra reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    "... lies and trickery!" I love it hahaha!! And you're right; I can do it! I already told my husband to hide the scale when he gets home from work, and he asked me where I wanted him to hide it  Bless his heart lol
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    KiwiKendra reacted to terlyngil67 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    You can do it! Use that competitive spirit to drive you!
    I actually started talking to my scale. Saying "I know you want to feel my feet standing on your back! But I'm not coming over there! You're mean and coniving, and I have no time for your lies and trickery!". My family was sure I'd lost my mind 
    But it worked for me.
    I think I always felt it was an extension of myself because it's numbers meant so much. I had to give it its own persona to be able to separate it from my brain, and see that it was not a part of me, and therefore no longer important. 
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    KiwiKendra reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Day 11 of restart (Day 22), and I'm starting to feel more confident with my Whole 30 journey. Food choices are becoming easier and are requiring much less effort to make. Sleep is just terrific. I can't remember the last time I had this many nights of 7+ hours without interruption (or very minimal) in a row. My body is starting to crave the sleep, and by 10:30, I'm ready for bed. I'm waking up more refreshed and energized for the day. Because I'm not dragging my rear end around in the morning, I'm knocking out chores before I head in to the office, and that gives me more time and flexibility to do other things in the evening. These NSV's are good stuff! It's nice seeing tangible results not tied to a scale!
    I was tested today though. Big time. One of my carrier reps, who I adore, came by my office with a shopping bag of Tiff's Treats and milk. Now, if you're not familiar, Tiff's Treats is a company in the Atlanta area that bakes and delivers homemade cookies. (I had them once about a year ago. They were amazing.) So, in he walks with this stupid bag of cookies and milk. Did I mention it was a 'shopping bag' sized bag? Savage. Simply savage. I just looked at him and said, "really dude? You know I'm on Whole 30!" And he says (no joke), "you've been working so hard at it. You deserve to treat yourself"! GAH!!! I couldn't believe he said that! What a toad!! So, I kicked him out of my office and had the office manager show him to the break room on the other side of the building. He came back by my office laughing and said, "you did good! I'm proud of you for sticking to it"! I threw a stress ball at him and tried to peg him with it, but he caught it. Lol  The funny thing was I realized after he'd gone down the hall that I didn't like the smell of the cookies. They smelled sickening sweet, and I lost any interest in trying one. The smell was overwhelming. I'm going to chalk the experience up to progress and a good NSV. He's still a jerk, tho  
    Breakfast - scallion omelette filled with sauteed chicken and veggies, coffee blended with Nut Pods
    Lunch - green leaf lettuce salad with onions, tomatoes, baked chicken breast topped with Primal Kitchen Lemon Turmeric dressing. Peach diced and tossed with coconut cream and organic toasted coconut flakes.
    Dinner - za'atar grilled chicken breast topped with grilled peppers and onions, yellow squash sauteed with green onion, chinese five spice roasted sweet potatoes
    Thank you everyone for the encouraging words and support! Y'all are awesome!!