MeredithM20

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  • Birthday 04/05/1979

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  1. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    Daughters b-ball tournament all weekend. In between games I’m prepping for my week. I need to get in more veggies.
  2. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    DAY 12 OVER! Wow! This week flew by. I have stayed on plan simply because I was too busy at work to quit. My husband has also been great about cooking dinners (he's doing this with me). Tonight was my night to cook, I made the burger recipe from the Whole30, put it on a wedge salad and drizzled some Whole30 approved BBQ on top. Was more pleasing to the eye and I'm sure tastier than the Kid's McDonalds Happy Meals. I had no craving for the Shamrock shake my daughter enjoyed.
  3. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    @beachbaby and @BabyBear Thanks so much for your comments. I'm so glad you're doing this with me! I'm going to highlight the "Pep-Talk" now! And I'm going to think about my boredom.
  4. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    Ugh, I’m so bored! And my mind keeps tempting me to quit. i almost stopped at McDonald’s today, but I stopped at Rebol and had a Whole30 bowl. It was delicious and I’m proud of myself. But today... 21 more days feels an eternity.
  5. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    @PattiS I'm glad that rather than quitting you are starting again! I can honestly say they if it weren't for planning meals (4 days at a time) I haven't stressed about food. I have seen food and said 'I want that', but I reminded myself why I started. And it's only 30 days. I make enough food at dinner so I'll have leftovers for breakfast. I do like to fry one egg to put on top of the leftovers. Frying one egg takes 2 minutes. I know enjoy having some meat, sweet potatoes and kale for breakfast!
  6. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    We took a family trip to the mall today. I never go to the mall but needed a new pair of jeans. I DROPPED A SIZE! I couldn’t believe it! And I had major ‘sight cravings’. Dublin Donuts, little Caesars, Menchies, Diet Coke. But I didn’t cave! I got a bottle of water. I wasn’t even hungry, it was different not giving in to every impulse. The foods I was craving are not good for me.
  7. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    @LilliMarlene NSV is Non-Scale Victory... in the Whole30 you're not supposed to get on the scale. Which I think is completely freeing! So keep track of NSV's. THE KATT for me was day 3. @beachbaby Making it through Day 6 was HUGE for me too! Instead of saying 30 days now I can say 23 days! And I don't need said it over and over again, like I did the first few days, because I am enjoying the journey. I did purchase the Whole 30 book and Day by Day book (total $40 at Target) and I'm so glad I did. I re-read the book alot and it has also taught me in a week to be confident in the kitchen. The meals have been terrific!!! It's the best 'Diet' book I've purchased, everything is easy to understand. And no crazy ingredients. I'm a busy working momma and have spent probably 2-3 hours each day in the kitchen...but it's time my butt would have spent watching Netflix. I've found putting on some music and La Croix in a wine glass makes the Kitchen time 'My Time' and it's fun. I have also bought some 'Whole30' approved sauces at Kroger/Target to save me some time. They all taste a little different than you would expect, but they help. They're also aren't cheap...but I remind myself how much I'm saving on McDonalds Drive Thru, Starbucks and my nightly bottle of wine (Yes I said it) Here's a pic of my faves:
  8. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    I had some huge NSV’s today. Lunch with hubby at a restaurant..:I asked the server how food was prepared and what ingredients were. Dinner with family I ordered a big Greek salad, hold the feta and added salmon. When the salad arrived with fresh pita bread I immediately removed the bread from the bowl and asked the waitress to take it away! I nailed Day 5! i have my meal plan made for days 6-10 along with grocery list for tomorrow morning.
  9. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    Happy Valentines Day! Yesterday was tough but I stuck to plan. I survived my first work Happy Hour, I had a glass of water...no beer or apps. I had to rush home to get kids to basketball practice so did not have time to stop and eat dinner. (I'm use to eating dinner between 5-6). I was famished so I grabbed an Apple Pie Lara Bar....It was good, my first time trying one. I had prepped marinade and veggies the day before so my husband put it all together and had Chimchurri Beef Kabobs on the table when I got home at 8. They were okay, probably not a recipe I would repeat. Day 5 is off to a good start...I'll post an update on V-Day dinner tonight. I DID NOT EAT CHOCOLATE this morning!
  10. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    @PattiS I know the battling feeling running through your head yesterday. I get it to. And I'm hoping the Whole30 will make it quieter. You can make it! You're on Day 4 right? Just a couple more days. And lets stick together cause I think it's going to get worse before it gets better. My breakfast today: Left over chicken hash topped with eggs and bacon. Also - Have you Tried Everything But Bagel Seasoning yet? If not get some!
  11. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    Sluggish all day. Got home from work, put my pjs on and washed my face i got to sit at the kitchen island and watch my husband cook us the ‘Chicken Hash’ for dinner. We put some music on and talked and laughed. Dinner was delicious. We’re gonna watch a movie and then go to bed early! i survived day 3.
  12. MeredithM20

    Starting 2/10/2020

    How is it going??? Day 3!
  13. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    I woke up feeling awful. I have depression and anxiety which makes it hard to get out of bed some days. Today is one of those days. And I'm HANGRY! Off to the kitchen to eat a leftover stuffed pepper with a fried egg on top. I hope your day is off to a great start!
  14. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    So the chicken hadn’t thawed in time for dinner so I made the stuffed peppers- bison, mushrooms, kale and sweet potato. It was a little bland so I added a little Tessamae ranch dressing in top. I’m going to bed early tonight because if I stay up any longer I’m gonna drink the kids chocolate milk!
  15. MeredithM20

    Start February 10th

    Terra - I had cheese on eggs, cheese on salads, cheese on everything. I imagine cheese is what I’ll dream about when I get to that phase of the Whole30!