MeredithM20

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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Terra Milliken 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!
     

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    MeredithM20 reacted to PattiS in Start February 10th   
    They weren’t kidding about “Kill All the Things!!!!”  I was in a BAD mood today. I did not want to deal with anyone (and when you are an elementary teacher you don’t really get to “have a bad day”). It was a challenge.
    I also felt ‘empty’ today. Not sure what other word to use to describe the feeling. I am thinking that this may be my battling feeling that I don’t allow myself to feel but rather buffer with food/alcohol. I definitely felt it today.  I tried to notice it and sit with it for awhile. But I also got distracted today and ate some dried mango that I maybe didn’t need to have but because I felt so rushed and unable to find anything suitable to eat before rushing out to another event after a full day of work, I figured it was better than nothing. Came home and ate leftovers and am now ready to turn it in for the night.
    For the first time since starting whole 30 on Sunday, I had doubts enter my mind today. Thinking I couldn’t do this, I’ll never make it. I really don’t want to give up on myself so I am not throwing in the towel yet. 
    I am going to finish what I started.
    Hang in there everyone!
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Terra Milliken 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 PattiS in Start February 10th   
    Hi Patti - yes, join me!  This is hard, lol not hard.  I’m hoping this helps my anxiety too.  But now that I’m drinking coffee black I feel like my anxiety is a little high these past two days....I need to dial back a bit!
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Terra Milliken 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 reacted to BabyBear in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    Congratulations on setting a date! I found the whole 30 log forum as well as the Whole30recipes on Instagram and the recipes in the whole 3 books a huge help and inspiration.  I made a list on my phone with links or page reference to recipes that inspired me so when it was time to grocery shop I had a quick reference on some new and delicious recipes.  This kept things a little more interesting than baked chicken and roasted veggies every night.  
    Also if you can take some time before your start to make a couple condiments to aid you in your cooking you will be glad you did.  Rather than trying to make them in that first week when you are feeling blah and over it.  
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    MeredithM20 reacted to littleyellowdiary in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    Good luck @cblarson. I think the best tip I can give is "be prepared" - it's so much easier to throw meals together and deal with the unexpected if you've done some work in advance! I heated up a pre-baked sweet potato to have with some defrosted pork chilli for lunch today. Thank you, me from the past!
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Terra Milliken 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 reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    @Emma I was pretty shocked how it made my brain go crazy! I still feel like I’m in a bit of haze today and trying not to think about all the foods.  It helps I’m out of the house today with clients.  I need to spend sometime surfing through some whole 30 recipes on Instagram to shut my brain up about how much I am missing out on.  I’m really not missing out on anything and there will be a time and place to indulge into a Gluten-ess treat but right now is not the time.  I still have work on me and my food freedom I need to do!
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    MeredithM20 reacted to Emma in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Your observations are SO good to read. I tried to do a reintro last time and I suppose I did, but not really enough to gather many observations. Mainly I just stayed away from the foods I thought were an issue. Reading your description of wanting the biscuit and the donuts that weren't even an issue before was affirming! There is a crazy brain/gut reaction and it doesn't seem to take much to open the floodgates of desire.  Gluten was one of the things I didn't reintro because I don't eat it much, but at some point I started going to the bakery and not soon after I was eating a pretty sugar based diet. I guess this time maybe I'll test out the gluten and see if it has a similar reaction to you. I wouldn't be surprised if it does.
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    MeredithM20 reacted to Terra Milliken in Start February 10th   
    Sorry your day started off that way @MeredithM20!I struggle with depression and anxiety and find that as I am detoxing I tend to fight those feelings. Once my body starts to balance back out, I typically experience less of these symptoms and more stable moods. 
    Hope the rest of your day perked up!!
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    MeredithM20 reacted to BabyBear in Start February 10th   
    @MeredithM20  I’m so sorry that today is hard!  You will have some rough days ahead but I assure you there will be easier days even ones you genuinely find yourself smiling.  Just keep the right now present in front of you.  Every compliant bite, meal, day you have has already brought healing the your body mind and soul.  
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from BabyBear 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 Terra Milliken in Starting 2/10/2020   
    How is it going??? Day 3!
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from BabyBear 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 PattiS in Start February 10th   
    Hello!  I'm new to Whole30.  I will begin tomorrow and am busy prepping today.
    I cleaned out the kitchen and made my meal plan for the week.  I'm off to the grocery this afternoon.
    I'm very excited.  But looking for a Support Group.  My friends and family are tired of watching me try and not succeed.
    But I'll use this forum for accountability.  I'm keeping a promise to MYSELF for the next 30 days!
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    MeredithM20 reacted to learning40 in Starting 2/10/2020   
    I'm starting tomorrow, too. It's my first time and I'm incredibly nervous, but I realize I desperately need the reset.  I also don't really know how the forums work, but I'd be happy to check in over the next few days.
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    MeredithM20 reacted to PattiS in Start February 10th   
    Would love to join this thread for support! Second time doing Whole30...first time wasn’t super successful bc I didn’t follow it 100% So now I’m trying again and committing to do better. Started Sunday, and am doing this to see if it will help with my anxiety. Getting off sugar, flour and alcohol I feel will help. 
     
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    MeredithM20 reacted to Amy_Michigan in Ktinegv February log   
    I love your meals.  It always takes me a little while to get into the cooking/meal prep at the beginning.  I am on Day 12 and have only made eggs twice I think.  You are definitely starting out your whole30 on the right path! 
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from PattiS in Start February 10th   
    Hello!  I'm new to Whole30.  I will begin tomorrow and am busy prepping today.
    I cleaned out the kitchen and made my meal plan for the week.  I'm off to the grocery this afternoon.
    I'm very excited.  But looking for a Support Group.  My friends and family are tired of watching me try and not succeed.
    But I'll use this forum for accountability.  I'm keeping a promise to MYSELF for the next 30 days!
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in Ktinegv February log   
    Delicious!  I want to come to your house to eat!  Have a great Day 2!
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    MeredithM20 reacted to Terra Milliken in Start February 10th   
    Hi @MeredithM20! Sounds like you are off to a great start! Having people around you to cheer you on, ask questions to, and hold you accountable will definitely and this Forum is a great place for all of those things!
    What are you planning on having with the pork? Pork carnitas are my fave and can be used in so many ways! I make the meat and we use it throughout the week. It is a staple in our house for sure!
    Cheers to Day One!
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from PattiS in Start February 10th   
    Hello!  I'm new to Whole30.  I will begin tomorrow and am busy prepping today.
    I cleaned out the kitchen and made my meal plan for the week.  I'm off to the grocery this afternoon.
    I'm very excited.  But looking for a Support Group.  My friends and family are tired of watching me try and not succeed.
    But I'll use this forum for accountability.  I'm keeping a promise to MYSELF for the next 30 days!
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from KSByer in Start February 10th   
    Day one off to a good start.  I had a cup of black coffee, two eggs with mushrooms, onions, spinach and tomato.  I prepared Pork Carnitas and they're now in the crockpot.
    I'm very excited!
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    MeredithM20 got a reaction from Ktinegv in Starting 2/10/2020   
    Here's my plan for the week.  I found some tessamae ranch dressing at Kroger yesterday.