MeredithM20

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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from beachbaby in Start February 10th   
    So I spent the last two days in a Training Class for work.  I can honestly say that since getting past the first week of Whole30 I can concentrate better and my memory has improved.  I passed my certification exam!  I wanted to celebrate with Champagne...instead I had a bubble bath.
    I'm tired of the same food -> Eggs, meat, veggies, sweet potatoes.  My husband made the menu for the next five days with new recipes he found off pinterest..Hamburger Soup anyone?  I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from beachbaby in Start February 10th   
    So I spent the last two days in a Training Class for work.  I can honestly say that since getting past the first week of Whole30 I can concentrate better and my memory has improved.  I passed my certification exam!  I wanted to celebrate with Champagne...instead I had a bubble bath.
    I'm tired of the same food -> Eggs, meat, veggies, sweet potatoes.  My husband made the menu for the next five days with new recipes he found off pinterest..Hamburger Soup anyone?  I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from BabyBear in 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.

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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in 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.
     

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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from BabyBear in 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.
     
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from BabyBear in 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.
     
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    MeredithM20 reacted to BabyBear in Start day 2/10. First day on this forum...   
    @beachbaby here are two of my favorite recipes that I tried during my whole 30 and My kids still request them.  They are super easy and delicious
    Sweet and sour chicken served with cauliflower rice and steamed broccoli 
    https://www.maryswholelife.com/whole30-instant-pot-hawaiian-chicken/
    Slow cooker pineapple pork -  I used the meat from
    this for a bunch of different things.  Including salads, topping on baked potatoes, lettuce wrapped tacos, a quick heat and go breakfast.  It was super good and very versatile.  Made a lot of meat with very little effort.
     
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    MeredithM20 reacted to BabyBear in Start February 10th   
    @MeredithM20  why are you bored?  Is it lack of variety in food? Lack of engaging interest beyond food?  Has your social engagements taken a hit during your whole 30. I encourage you to really sit in the boredom and ask yourself questions and unpack what is really being said... then see if there is something you can do to alleviate the boredom without sacrificing the 9 days you’ve already invested into your whole 30.
    an example was for me I was day dreaming about the food I couldn’t have, so I decided instead of focusing on foods I couldn’t have I would research new whole 30 recipes and make a plan to work those into our menu.  
    This experiment with food is so about so much more than just food if we give ourselves the time and space to really explore ourself and our relationship with food.  I do hope you find the root of your boredom and you are able to come up with creative means to fill that hole for the remainder of your whole 30
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    MeredithM20 reacted to beachbaby in Start February 10th   
    Oh my goodness @MeredithM20 I had the same feeling a few times today. I went from feeling like "woo hoo day 9!!" to "its ONLY day 9..." in a matter of hours today! The book does say that days 10 & 11 are the hardest, we're just a little early. My friend gave me a recipe book for martinis tonight & it killed me to not rush home & try one out. But instead I had some blackberry Bubly in a wine glass. Pat yourself on the back for not stopping at McDs! I highlighted the mini "pep-talk" on pg 12 of the Whole30 book to help on days like today. Really, 9 days is a huge accomplishment! Maybe 2 more tough days ahead, but we'll be in double digit days, one day closer to the end... Hang in there!! We got this!
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    MeredithM20 reacted to beachbaby in Start February 10th   
    @PattiS Good job for not giving up!!
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    MeredithM20 reacted to beachbaby in Start February 10th   
    I am actually enjoying the journey too! I really can't believe I'm saying that! Day 8 was a rough day for me energy-wise. Totally devoid of energy. But I think it may have to do with decreasing my omeprazole (in the process of weaning off for good) more than the program. I'm so excited to be on day 9! Thank you @MeredithM20 for posting pictures of the products you found. I will try some of them. 
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in 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:
     


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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in 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.  
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in 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.  
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    MeredithM20 reacted to LilliMarlene in Start February 10th   
    Wow @MeredithM20 thats great!
    you are lucky to have access to these products - wish we had them here.
    I like to cook too - so thats not the hard part. I am prepared to face my two dragons - sugar an prescription drugs!
    Will keep on reading about your journey
     
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in 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.
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in 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:
     


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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in 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.
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in 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.
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    MeredithM20 reacted to budgetwhole30er in Start February 10th   
    Congrats! I am having a tough Valentine's Day (on day 12 of my Whole30), especially for the lack of champagne. You're kicking butt with surviving the happy hour! Your food also looks delicious. Great job!
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in 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!
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in 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!

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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in 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!
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in 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.

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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in 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!