lizziehall

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  1. Checking in on Day 8! I grabbed a couple new flavors of Rx bars from Trader Joe’s this weekend & I would say not eating those is my biggest temptation at the moment. I can’t 100% tell if I just want to try the new flavors or if I’m craving sweets so I won’t let myself eat them until I’m in a crunch. I feel like this Whole30 isn’t giving me the crazy energy/motivation/Tigerblood that I’ve felt before. I do have a lot of outside factors that I can attribute that to, but I am getting a little frustrated. It can make it hard to keep going, especially with the little stuff. For example, I
  2. Day 4 down & halfway through Day 5: I’m still feeling great physically! No bloating, no crashes, able to stay up later and get up earlier without wanting to die, etc. The perk of messing up is & restarting is that I get to feel this awesome for the whole 30 days, usually day 5 is where the fun wears off for me and it starts getting tough (mostly tiredness & bloating). I woke up SO hungry today which is unfortunate because I have nothing in my fridge. So far I’ve had an Rx Bar and 2 applegate hot dogs with saurkraut and mustard. I needed everything to be very quick today
  3. @Jennifer JensenI really appreciate that! And let me know what you think if you try the recipe
  4. @MadyVanilla It’s always nice to know I’m not alone! Whole30 really makes you realize how we’re trained to look at food throughout our lives. And I appreciate the luck, I’ll use all I can get
  5. 3 Days down! I’ve still been really enjoying the foods and trying new recipes. I found a recipe for some rosemary potatoes that are amazing! Also, if you haven’t trie 40 Aprons Creamy Tuscan Chicken you MUST! I was to try it again soon with palmini “pasta” (only ingredient is hearts of palm). One thing I have never really struggled with that is driving me nuts right now is the scale. Maybe it’s because it’s been a while with all these restarts and I know I still won’t have that number satisfaction for another month. I feel great physically so I’m reminding myself that’s what matters. NSVs
  6. My friend made chicken wings in the air fryer with a dry rub of Old Bay and I really thought they were whole30 so I dug in, but it turns out he had brushed them with butter before putting them in the air fryer... UGH. I asked him questions about ingredients but I was more focused on breading and sauces. So I guess I'm starting over. Again. I am discouraged but determined to do this right for the full 30 days. Here goes day 1!
  7. Day 1 again today... I went on a vacation this week and Whole30 just wasn't happening. I'm scoping out a new city to move to once I get my Master's so I went to different restaurants/bars to get a feel for the area. It didn't help that it rained all weekend and it seemed like the only thing to do was eat and drink! The timing of this round was poorly planned because I've known about this trip for a while and I know it was important that I make the most of my time there. I'm not beating myself up over it but I am doing a full restart. Since my last post I have gotten my appetite back
  8. It’s been a few more weird days for me. I wake up and have a cup of coffee with an espresso shot and nut pods every day and start getting hungry around 1pm. So I’ll eat a meal around that time and really try to stick to the template. The past few days have been sweet potatoes, onion, bacon, and spinach topped with 2 eggs. It seems to me that I’m getting the appropriate amount of fats and protein and filling the rest of my plate with veggies. I bet each serving is 1 cup spinach and 2/3 of a bigger sweet potato but it’s all meal prepped so I just kind of eyeball it. Then the rest of the day I am
  9. Day 4 and 5 are over and I’m starting to feel some effects today! My bloat is down and cravings are getting under control. My rash/irritation on my face is getting better but still there, I’m sure that’s going to be harder to get rid of with the masks. I’ve also noticed it was harder to get out of bed in the morning both today and yesterday. Today was definitely not my best day for eating or mental health. I had a very stressful day work-wise and realized around 9pm that I hadn’t eaten since noon. I wasn’t hungry and was still too busy to cook so I ate a chomps beef stick.... totally not
  10. Egg cups are the best meal prep, which is super important on those drag-ass days lol! I throw some grated zucchini in mine so they don’t taste dry when you reheat. Thanks for reminding me to put that on my list for next week
  11. Day 3 now! I literally can’t stop eating the “harvest bowl” I made the other day. I cut up an onion, broccolini, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and apple chicken sausage and threw it all into a container so it’s quick and easy to make throughout the week. This is definitely going to be a combo that I keep making, it has such a good variety of veggies & nutrients. To continue with my fall theme, I’m going to make a sweet potato hash today. I just use sweet potato, compliant bacon, onions and spinach with fried eggs (the only part I dont meal prep). I discovered this my first round and it’s so
  12. Day 1 in the books, almost! I still have to make dinner but wanted to throw some thoughts in here about how I’m feeling. Woke up this morning around 6:20 and made myself an espresso with french vanilla nut pods, I’d never tried them in previous whole30s but I’ve gotten away from my taste for black coffee. I think they’ll do the trick! Here’s the food breakdown for the day: noon: Beanless chili (I made for keto and it works for whole30 too! sans cheese & sour cream) 3pm: running errands, gingerbread Rx bar future/7pm: chicken apple sausage with cauliflower, broccolini, tomat
  13. I’m ready to do another round of Whole30! It’s been around 6 months since my last round & I’m desperately in need of a reset. After restaurants reopened in my state I went a little crazy and quickly started feeling badly. My boyfriend convinced me to try KETO with him and I thought it was a magic diet! I dropped weight quickly while eating cheese at every meal lol! But I know from other rounds than I’m sensitive to dairy so the mental fog, mid-day slumps and acne shouldn’t have surprised me. I also regained almost all of the weight I lost, and look worse than I began due to all the bloatin
  14. I’m happy to see you’re restarting right now! I also have been going haywire with my eating during this stressful time. I hate to blame anything external for my personal choices but with school getting cancelled, my (school) apartment lease getting terminated and moving back home, the cancellation of my graduation ceremony, fear about the economy and finding a job etc I have been using food as a coping mechanism lately. I’m sorry to hear about the stressful situation that you dealt with regarding your family, I can’t imagine the frustration and sadness you’re feeling right now. But look at you
  15. I’d love to hear your opinion about doing this during quarantine! I am highly considering joining the worldwide Whole30 on April 13 but I have to say I am super nervous. My biggest two fears are (1) the grocery stores will not have exactly what I want and will throw me off plan and (2) I’ve had such high anxiety levels that adding a Whole30 might make a bad situation even more stressful. Do you have any input as far as your experience with these? It looks like you’ve been doing great!! You’ve knocked out the hardest part!!