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    JessFind reacted to heb2014 in Anew in Arkansas - Round 2   
    Thanks @JessFind! I certainly don't mind discussing things, but I was beginning to think I might have to start a new thread.
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    JessFind reacted to lizziehall in Starting Round 2 on Jan. 1st!   
    Hi Jess!
    One breakfast I meal prep and LOVE is chicken apple sausage. There are great recipes on Pinterest, but I love the recipe from Paleo Running Momma (https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/easy-homemade-chicken-apple-sausage-paleo-whole30/ ). They’re super easy to make: mix, bake, done. Two of these and a small avocado are an easy, ready breakfast with enough protein and fats (although low in veggies). 
    Another one I loved to meal prep on my last whole30 is sweet potato hash, it has bacon and eggs for protein and fat as well as starchy carbs from the sweet potato. I believe this is the recipe I liked: https://www.realfoodwithjessica.com/2016/02/01/paleo-sweet-potato-hash/
    Remember that you don’t have to eat traditional breakfasts, if you are up for heating up your dinner leftovers for breakfast there’s nothing wrong with that. You got this!
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    JessFind got a reaction from hollysmokes in Anew in Arkansas - Round 2   
    @Jim Baunach I would also suggest you start your own thread with these questions. Right now you're taking over @heb2014's journal and this probably isn't the tone she wants to start her journey on. (I don't mean to speak for you, heb.) Like with any lifestyle change, it's best not to be so literal about it. There is no fast and easy way to get rid of cravings forever. If you're looking for a magic pill, this isn't the program for you. But if you want to be diligent and change your habits with the help of this program with an open mind, by all means dive in. 
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    JessFind reacted to Brezymurph in Starting Round 2 on Jan. 1st!   
    I used to made defined dish breakfast taco bowls (you can add spinach/mushrooms/onions to the eggs to add more veggies). 
     
    http://www.thedefineddish.com/meal-prep-breakfast-taco-bowls/
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    JessFind reacted to ladyshanny in Anew in Arkansas - Round 2   
    You are absolutely correct, @JessFind
    Jim, I have moved your thread into your own log which can be found here: 
     
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    JessFind got a reaction from hollysmokes in Anew in Arkansas - Round 2   
    @Jim Baunach I would also suggest you start your own thread with these questions. Right now you're taking over @heb2014's journal and this probably isn't the tone she wants to start her journey on. (I don't mean to speak for you, heb.) Like with any lifestyle change, it's best not to be so literal about it. There is no fast and easy way to get rid of cravings forever. If you're looking for a magic pill, this isn't the program for you. But if you want to be diligent and change your habits with the help of this program with an open mind, by all means dive in. 
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    JessFind reacted to Jim Baunach in Starting Round 2 on Jan. 1st!   
    @JessFind I'm trying bacon and fried eggs for breakfast.  I cook them the night before and then heat them up in the microwave in the morning for a grab and go, which is what I did today.
    Happy Friday!
    Jim
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    JessFind got a reaction from hollysmokes in Anew in Arkansas - Round 2   
    @Jim Baunach I would also suggest you start your own thread with these questions. Right now you're taking over @heb2014's journal and this probably isn't the tone she wants to start her journey on. (I don't mean to speak for you, heb.) Like with any lifestyle change, it's best not to be so literal about it. There is no fast and easy way to get rid of cravings forever. If you're looking for a magic pill, this isn't the program for you. But if you want to be diligent and change your habits with the help of this program with an open mind, by all means dive in. 
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    JessFind got a reaction from heb2014 in Starting Round 2 on Jan. 1st!   
    Hi friends! 
    I'm excited to start my second round of Whole 30 on January 1st. Even though my first round only lasted 10 days, I loved it and learned a lot. (I got to take an unexpected trip to Copenhagen and I firmly believe a big part of traveling is experiencing the food, so I stopped.) 
    I'm sticking to my guns this time and gonna finish this round! On my first round, I felt amazing after about day 3. The first three days were real rough, but after day 3 I felt great and was sleeping much better. I learned that food prep is SO ESSENTIAL. If I get hungry, the gig is up and I'll grab whatever is closest. Thankfully I knew this about myself and always packed more food than I thought I needed. Lettuce wraps with sugar-free deli meat were my savior, along with avocados filled with bacon and tomatoes. I also learned that my Sunday food prep only really lasted me until Wednesday before I either got sick of what I made or ran out, so I'll need to carve out time on Wednesday nights to cook some more. 
    I work for a major retailer and we don't have New Year's Eve off, so I'm staying home and may or may not stay up until midnight. I'm gonna take some good time beforehand to go through my cabinets and get rid of any trigger food and do a long grocery shop and food prep so I'm set up for success. 
    (Oh, did I mention I'm married to a BAKER?! Yeah dude. So temptation won't ever totally go away.)
    So let's start off this new decade right! I found these forums to be a huge help before, so I'm gonna continue to update this string with my daily thoughts and feelings. Feel free to join in!
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    JessFind reacted to heb2014 in Anew in Arkansas - Round 2   
    My New Years resolution is to simplify life and Mission Simplify 2020 started in December :-) Meal planning is a necessary evil in my book, so for me, doing it monthly rather than weekly takes some stress out of it. 
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    JessFind reacted to Brezymurph in Briannas Log!   
    Hello my name is Brianna and I am doing my third Whole30, I only made it to day 11 the first time around. And last January I only made it a few days but was having bad gastrointestinal issues last year. I am optimistic. I have learned so much and have been following all the major Whole30 instagrams for a year and a half. I have a history of anxiety and panic attacks - this is always hard the first week. 
     
    I noticed another person was doing a type of journal on here and figured that would be fun! I am on day 2 and boy I am the most exhausted I have ever been on day 2. It’s sort of like a calm exhaustion. I find myself researching a lot on my phone about random things! Figured I could do something beneficial and journal about today. If anyone has tips for me please share! I will be journaling my meals too. 
     
    Day 2: I added more potato’s in today because last night I started feeling light headed with my side and chest hurting  I thought maybe it was the deficit of carbs from day 0 to day 1. I ate a bunch of carbs I had in the fridge to get rid of them the day before. Today I was thinking I might have eaten my meals to fast yesterday and that was the reason for the side pain. This is why I figured I would eat a bit more just these first few days then eat more veggies  
    Breakfast: 2.5 eggs, 3 Pederson sausage links and some hash browns (ghee). Handful of raspberries. Coffee with coconut milk and collagen peptides. 
    - I had a banana sometime around 12 because I was intensely researching a Europe trip
    lunch: bison burger patty with complaint ketchup/mustard , mixed greens with tomato and onion, side of roasted potatoes  
    dinner: (currently eating slowly for some reason) salmon w/ ghee, asparagus, more potato’s (I know but trying to problem solve). 
    - about to sip on my natural calm unflavored magnesium but keep worrying it’s not compliant even though the ingredients are (Anxiety can be hard) 
     
    feeling exhausted. I will add more tomorrow  I hope I sleep better tonight
     
     
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    JessFind reacted to FireSquirrel in New Here!   
    Hey everyone! 
    My name is Erika, I'm excited to do my Whole 30 again. I'm returning to whole 30 after feeling really out of control with food over the last year. I did my 1st whole 30 in 2016 with great results in reduction in potion sizes due to discomfort in over eating. A thought that was a great success as well as a loss of 10lbs. However I was not totally faithful to the program the 1st time.
    I'm also looking to reduce my inflammation and tendonitis symptoms. I decided to do this little blog to try and be apart of a community of like minded people I can get advice from. I have a serious serious sweet tooth an I need to do better in staying on track. I can't let sugar control my whole life for any longer. 
    So I'm happy to be here and use this as a tool to help me commit to a full 30 days with no cheats & having fun doing it. Look forward to reading about everyone's own struggles stories and advice/food prep hacks!
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    JessFind reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    3:30 M2 chicken, carrots, broccoli with ghee and a clementine 
    7:30 M3 venison steak with herbed ghee, sweet potato with cinnamon, 1/2 cucumber.
    I did it!  I was strong today, I didn’t cave when French fries were being waved about.  I made food.  I took care of me.  
    Day 1 - is in the books.
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    JessFind reacted to GiGi175 in GiGi's W30 - Jan 2020   
    Oh yes indeed, LOL! I actually decided I need today to read more, because I've already slipped with breakfast. My husband cooked and the sausage was loaded with maple syrup. I was tired and ate it without even thinking twice. Whoops!  I'm not bothered because I've just come across this, so I'll read alllllll the stuff today, go shopping, and start officially tomorrow. Meanwhile, tonight's menu is grilled chicken with roasted veg which is a fave of ours anyway, so... it's all good. I'm not stressing over it. Thanks for commenting! Happy New Year!
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    JessFind got a reaction from GiGi175 in GiGi's W30 - Jan 2020   
    Welcome! That's amazing that you've decided to dive into Whole 30 after just learning about it! There's lots of reading to do on it, so I would just suggest that you make sure you've thoroughly gone through all the guides and rules in the morning when you get up. Happy New Year!
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    JessFind got a reaction from Ann in Ann’s Struggles+Successes   
    Welcome to Day 1! I also have a really hard time staying off the scale, and can already hear it calling to me. I might need to have my husband hide it so I can't find it, haha. 
    Happy New Year!
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    JessFind reacted to Ann in Ann’s Struggles+Successes   
    I'm so excited for tomorrow, you guys!   I'm 100% in and READY FOR THIS!!  Day zero, I guess you call today, and I did measurements and a last weigh in this morning.  Stashing the scale somewhere deep in my garage where it's hard to get to.  Aside from the wine dragon, I have a very hard time staying off the scale.  I'm going to work on staying focused on NSVs - primarily better sleep and decreased shoulder pain, but also general mood and energy levels.    
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    JessFind reacted to GiGi175 in GiGi's W30 - Jan 2020   
    31 Dec 2019
    It's nearly midnight here and I'll soon be enjoying a bit of bubbly, then it's off to bed. I just discovered Whole30 a few hours ago while searching for anti-inflammatory foods and after some reading, thought it looked like a great way to go cold turkey on some stuff I want to dump (like sugar) and so here I am. I have done absolutely zero prep but I have enough "real" food to get me through a few days until I can go shopping. 
    Main Goals for W30:
    1, Ditch sugar, and also coffee (which causes me massive reflux). 2. Adjust my palate to anti-inflammatory, non-processed, quality foods. 3. Experience less joint pain so I can move more. 4. Make an entry here once a day for the month of January 2020.
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    JessFind reacted to Brezymurph in Starting Round 2 on Jan. 1st!   
    I am on day 2 as well. I did the same thing I ate a bunch of horrible high carb food on day 0 to get it out of the fridge. Yesterday I could feel it from a day of high carbs to lower amounts of carbs. 
     
    hope today is going good for you!
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    JessFind got a reaction from Ann in Starting Round 2 on Jan. 1st!   
    Thanks, Ann! At least I know I’m not alone with not wanting to waste things, even if I know I should just give it up, haha. And thanks for your tip! Not being hungry is really my #1 priority because I will totally reach for unhealthy snacks. Thankfully I haven’t felt hungry so far. I feel like I’m getting a good amount of healthy fat. But I’ll remind myself to eat more if I start to feel deprived. 
     
    Happy New Year and good luck tomorrow on your Day 1! 
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    JessFind reacted to Ann in Starting Round 2 on Jan. 1st!   
    Hi Jess.  Congratulations on getting started.  Tomorrow is my Day 1, and I can't wait. 
    You made me laugh at wanting to eat all the bad stuff so as to not waste it!  I actually had an extra roll of refrigerator sweet rolls .. you know, the kind you pop from the tube?  I had bought two of them for Christmas breakfast and we only made one.  I didn't want to toss the second one, and didn't figure it was something that would freeze.  So of course, I had to make it. And eat all of them on Sunday (with the help of my kids, thank goodness!).  And really, they aren't very good.  Why couldn't I just toss them?!   
    To me, it looks like you're not eating very much ... are you finding yourself hungry?  My typical breakfast has been a panful of sauteed spinach & red bell pepper, topped with 2-3 eggs, 1/2 avocado (or handful of olives), and a blob of pico de gallo.  Maybe even a slice of bacon.  From my own past experience, I know I totally reach for snacks between meals if I don't eat enough at mealtime (especially piling on the veggies).  And I (generally) eat this much (or more) at each meal, and have snacks in between if I get hungry, and have been amazed to have still dropped a few pounds each time I've done this. 
    Just my two cents, for whatever it's worth.  Happy New Years  
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    JessFind got a reaction from CrazyCow in Starting Round 2 on Jan. 1st!   
    Day 0 - Meal prep
    Meal prep was surprisingly fast and easy for me today. I took some of my favorite things from my last round and am actually looking forward to them! I work a desk job, so I’ll be packing my breakfasts/lunches and then making a new meal for dinner with my husband. He’s joining me for this round of the Whole 30 and I’m excited to do this with him. So here’s what I made: 
    - Chicken soup with potatoes, onion, garlic in chicken bone broth (made sure to check for sugar!) (4 portions)
    - 4 Turkey burger patties 
    - 4 Avocado bowls with 1/2 avocado, 1 piece bacon, and 3 cherry tomatoes each 
    - Turkey lettuce wraps with tomato and compliant mayo and hot sauce (2 portions) 
    - Portioned out grapes and almond butter 
    I hope this all lasts until around Thursday. Then I’ll do a mini prep night to prepare for Friday and the weekend. 
     
    Upcoming challenges: I have a nail appointment tomorrow at the mall after work, and my nail gal always gives me free champagne with my appointment. I’ll need to turn it down. I also usually eat something fast food at the mall, so I’ll need to pack and eat dinner at work before I go. 
     
    On Tuesday, my boss is taking my team out for a holiday lunch. I’ll need to look at the menu ahead of time and see if I can make any of their salads work. 
     
    Here we go! 
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    JessFind got a reaction from Ann in Ann’s Struggles+Successes   
    Hi Ann! I love people who are transparent on their journals, and I love your picture of your sauces! Good for you for making them yourself, I just went to Whole Foods and bought the packaged compliant ones. I started my second round today mostly because I don't have any NYE plans. Excited to support each other! 
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    JessFind reacted to CrazyCow in Jan 1 is Lucky #13!   
    Here we go...lucky number 13 for Whole30s since 2013. I'm ready and excited to make this one the best yet. I may have a husband and college daughter joining in as well, or I may not. Either way they will join in the food prep aspect, and will no doubt be supportive as well. 
    2 things I LOVE about Whole30:
    reconnecting with food
    I get out of the habit of healthy food prep, and then I get out of the habit of food prep at all...and then the less healthy choices run rampant. I love remembering that I really ENJOY food prep and finding new recipes (or rediscovering old ones I forgot about). I post to pinterest throughout, too and it's fun looking through past boards etc.
    feeling invincible
    There comes a point in each W30 I've done where I find myself thinking I can do a bunch of pushups, right there and then. I hate pushups. I mean, seething, hot hatred of those awful things. But W30 EVERY time short circuits me to where I'm like "yeah I can do that. Yeah let's do that right now." It's weird, and it doesn't happen at the same time for me in the W30, but it does, invariably, happen. It makes me giggle--which is probably alarming to those around me at the time 
    2 things I am challenged by in Whole30:
    I've done this. Do I really have to do ALL of this?
    That's a conversation I've had with myself over a number of subsequent W30s...sometimes multiple times throughout the 30 days. I don't expect that to happen this time, but I need to be aware of it. I don't get to skip steps or rules just because I've been here before.
    I'm missing out.
    This is a hard pill to swallow. I have to be honest about it though; I DO feel like I'm missing out...and often. It's a feeling that passes quickly, but I'm just going to acknowledge it right here to start. I expect to have those flashes.
    I'm also looking at this W30 as the jump off for an exploration in 2020 into the facets of Whole9:
    Nutrition (Whole30 and beyond) Sleep (errr...what's that?) Healthy movement (more please) Fun & Play (let's finally make some time for this) Stress Management (looking for some balance) Socialization (connections and connecting in new ways) Natural Environment (surrounded by mountains and the ocean currently...take advantage of this!) Personal Growth (and now for something completely different...) Temperance (learn what it actually means to be "moderately immoderate"...) I'm looking forward to this added side of what Whole30 is about for me this time.
    Now let's do this!
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    JessFind reacted to MadyVanilla in First Journal   
    A quick entry to say I’m committing to another Whole 30 starting Jan 2.