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  1. I think it was yesterday's post from Melissa Urban that talked about, "I'm not drinking right now." I decided to try that with sugar. So, "I'm not eating sugar right now." I put a red hair band around my wrist that will serve as my visual reminder for the month of November. It comes down to making the decision at each moment. I am usually really good at making the pro-health decisions. But when I'm not, I'm all in to the bad choice. So for now, I'm going to choose not to make the bad choice and remember that I'm going to be mindful and conscious of the choice by wearing the red band.
  2. @Rebecca001 - I fell from grace. On Day 25. I made the mistake of buying Halloween candy early, overconfident that I could handle having it in the house. I had bought the candy Monday and it lasted until Wednesday night - then I discovered that I could not handle having it in the house. But really, I think I didn't want to handle it - I wanted those creamy, coconut-y Almond Joys. And then I struggled so to get back on track, I think because in the back of my head I wanted to eat whatever I wanted until I could get to today. November 1 and Monday, the perfect time to restart. Head games t
  3. Nothing much to say today. I didn't get around to poaching the chicken thighs - MUST DO TONIGHT. I also didn't make it to the produce stand-another must do, but at least I'll be coming home from that direction tonight. M1-Nothing yet. I was not hungry this morning and so chose to sleep rather than get up and make breakfast. M2-Grilled chicken salad M3-Carnitas tacos tonight-didn't have the collards to make the shell portion happen last night. And there is still ALOT of pork left. It's soo good, but no one else eats it - I don't understand why. My husband must think it's
  4. Dinner was delicious last night. Oven roasted potatoes rank above macaroni and cheese as comfort food, in my opinion. There were some left over potatoes that I'm looking forward to frying up with an egg and greens later this week. Plus, I had a nice long hike with the dog, which ended with a 1/4 mile run back to the car to avoid the impending thunderstorm. Followed by a LONG yoga session. I slept so well last night after spending a blissful afternoon/evening. How easy it is to take good care of myself when I'm motivated to do so. Day 24...though I need to check the dijon mustard I
  5. Sometimes it really is a puzzle, but when it turns out right, it's so lovely! I personally have more success with avocado oil than olive oil, but now based on your comment, I wonder if it's actually brand dependent. The only advice I can offer is to make sure all your ingredients are room temperature. Also, if the mayo doesn't turn out, add seasonings and turn it into a creamy salad dressing or a marinade.
  6. I can't believe the weekend has come and gone and I did no journaling...Saturday, Day 21, was on-plan. Yesterday, I didn't feel well, a stomach bug or something, and I didn't eat much or do much. I slow-cooked a pork roast for carnitas over the weekend, but didn't do the rest of my planned meal prep. Friday after work I stopped at a new produce stand and loaded up on greens - collard greens, rainbow chard, salad mix, plus scallions, mushrooms, and apples. The collard leaves make excellent wraps for sandwiches. Day 23 M1-2 eggs, 3 slices complaint bacon, Paleo Kitchen mayo w
  7. I did make chia seed pudding last night to have for breakfast this morning. As I sat before my computer eating it, I wondered if it was in fact compliant. I did a search through the forums and found technically it's not, because it's a treat with compatible ingredients or a no-brakes food. Chia seed pudding is a fairly new discovery for me, and it's delicious. Just as those egg muffins (are they technically non-compliant because I cook them in a muffin tin with muffin papers?) were that I had for breakfast earlier in the week. I don't typically eat pudding. This is not sweet and I wouldn
  8. Day 19 M1-last of the egg muffins. I need to plan breakfast for tomorrow (chia seed pudding?) M2-Green Goddess salad from Panera with oil and vinegar and no bacon M3 - leftover taco salad
  9. Day 18 M1-egg muffins M2-egg salad over salad, grapes M3-Japanese restaurant-fish and vegetables is the plan.
  10. Interesting note - I was packing grapes for my lunch this morning and I remarked to my husband and son how delicious and sweet they were. Both tried them and said they barely had any taste. I'm guessing it's the lack of sugar in my diet Day 17 M1- 3 egg muffins and black coffee M2 - egg salad over spinach, grapes M3 - taco salad - ground beef, sautéed bell peppers and onions, big salad, fresh pico de gallo. I've been doing well getting a daily walk and yoga. I just started a vitamin D supplement last night and I'm hoping that will help with my fatigue. I was blam
  11. From Monday 10/18 - forgot to hit submit: I'm killing time waiting for a meeting that starts in 45 minutes. I've worried about all weekend. I had breakfast this morning and packed lunch, but I think I'll wait until after the meeting to eat. It's either going to go well and be fairly quick or it's going to go horribly and end quickly (only to have to be rescheduled). I find Sundays to be a little bit tougher - certainly, the work week is easier because it's fairly regimented. And Saturdays I'm often busy with housecleaning, dog obedience class, and then an afternoon or e
  12. It looks like you are off to a good start! I love your goal list and the pesto - yum!
  13. I often don't feel like eating breakfast, either. And the days that I do eat breakfast, it often throws me off for timing my other two meals. I find it difficult to get the portion size just right, so that I'm hungry at the right time. I'm glad your running is coming back. Enjoy the beautiful day!
  14. Day 15 M1-salami, raspberries, and black coffee M2-BLT salad, cashews, grapes M3–pork chops, skillet sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice. meal-prepped egg muffins for breakfast and egg salad for lunch. Overdoing the eggs this week.