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    learning40 got a reaction from Ktinegv in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Oh, Day 4.  I was supposed to want to Kill All the Things, but my toddler apparently beat me to it. He's teething and has been sick and basically needed to scream or be held (or both!) every waking minute until after lunch, so that was that. Fortunately for both of us, I found myself feeling pretty good. I made my first mayo last night and found today that despite a lifetime of refusing to eat mayo in nearly any form, I actually don't mind this recipe. (I'm pretty sure it was 1980s-formula Miracle Whip that put me off of it all those years ago.) Anyway, today's meals:
    B: Scrambled eggs with salsa and avocado
    L: W30 protein salad with chicken, celery, grapes, pecans and mayo, plus some extra celery with almond butter
    D: Turkey and cauliflower meatballs with butternut squash veggie spirals, grape tomatoes and a little fresh parsley. (I enjoyed this meal a lot more than I expected to, but my absolute favorite part is that all three of my children ate the meatballs without complaining...though the toddler did pick it up, look at it, proudly announce "ball!" and throw it across the room. But after I gave him one in pieces, he ate it.)
     
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    learning40 got a reaction from LindaC in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Day 2 was ok. I felt good when I thought about how I physically felt but nonetheless found myself feeling blah and struggling a bit in the afternoon. 
    Breakfast was eggs fried in coconut oil over arugula. Lunch was sweet potato with ghee and chicken apple sausage. Dinner was ground beef over onions and bell peppers with avocado. The food was all tasty but it wasn't as "comforting" as my default choices. I instead turned to walks or time outside, water or a few minutes of reading a good book to get through.  
    I can do this...but it turns out the planning and if/then approach makes a big difference, so I need to keep that up.
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    learning40 got a reaction from LindaC in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Day 2 was ok. I felt good when I thought about how I physically felt but nonetheless found myself feeling blah and struggling a bit in the afternoon. 
    Breakfast was eggs fried in coconut oil over arugula. Lunch was sweet potato with ghee and chicken apple sausage. Dinner was ground beef over onions and bell peppers with avocado. The food was all tasty but it wasn't as "comforting" as my default choices. I instead turned to walks or time outside, water or a few minutes of reading a good book to get through.  
    I can do this...but it turns out the planning and if/then approach makes a big difference, so I need to keep that up.
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    learning40 got a reaction from LindaC in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Day 2 was ok. I felt good when I thought about how I physically felt but nonetheless found myself feeling blah and struggling a bit in the afternoon. 
    Breakfast was eggs fried in coconut oil over arugula. Lunch was sweet potato with ghee and chicken apple sausage. Dinner was ground beef over onions and bell peppers with avocado. The food was all tasty but it wasn't as "comforting" as my default choices. I instead turned to walks or time outside, water or a few minutes of reading a good book to get through.  
    I can do this...but it turns out the planning and if/then approach makes a big difference, so I need to keep that up.
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    learning40 got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Day 1 went pretty well. There was a lot going on today, so the advance planning came in handy even if I didn't follow it exactly.
    Breakfast was two hard-boiled eggs and while I had planned to also have apple and a bit of almond butter with it, there wasn't time for that so I had a couple carrot sticks of my own while I was packing lunches.  I still meant to eat some fruit, but didn't really get a chance until close to 11,  when I grabbed a banana.
    I had plans with colleagues for lunch so ordered a cobb salad with no cheese and no bacon, and replaced dressing with some squeezes from two lemon slices. It was plenty of food and I only felt a little bit of the afternoon drag. 
    Dinner got pushed back on account of multiple kid meltdowns but some almonds and a couple more carrot sticks got me through until I could prepare baked salmon, cauliflower rice, and some greens. 
    On the whole, today felt manageable. I listened to a couple of Melissa's podcasts while commuting (thanks for the tip @BabyBear!).  I'm not expecting that feeling to last, but it's nice to feel some positive momentum. I appreciate the advice you all offered!
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    learning40 got a reaction from LindaC in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Day 2 was ok. I felt good when I thought about how I physically felt but nonetheless found myself feeling blah and struggling a bit in the afternoon. 
    Breakfast was eggs fried in coconut oil over arugula. Lunch was sweet potato with ghee and chicken apple sausage. Dinner was ground beef over onions and bell peppers with avocado. The food was all tasty but it wasn't as "comforting" as my default choices. I instead turned to walks or time outside, water or a few minutes of reading a good book to get through.  
    I can do this...but it turns out the planning and if/then approach makes a big difference, so I need to keep that up.
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    learning40 got a reaction from Ktinegv 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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    learning40 got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Day 1 went pretty well. There was a lot going on today, so the advance planning came in handy even if I didn't follow it exactly.
    Breakfast was two hard-boiled eggs and while I had planned to also have apple and a bit of almond butter with it, there wasn't time for that so I had a couple carrot sticks of my own while I was packing lunches.  I still meant to eat some fruit, but didn't really get a chance until close to 11,  when I grabbed a banana.
    I had plans with colleagues for lunch so ordered a cobb salad with no cheese and no bacon, and replaced dressing with some squeezes from two lemon slices. It was plenty of food and I only felt a little bit of the afternoon drag. 
    Dinner got pushed back on account of multiple kid meltdowns but some almonds and a couple more carrot sticks got me through until I could prepare baked salmon, cauliflower rice, and some greens. 
    On the whole, today felt manageable. I listened to a couple of Melissa's podcasts while commuting (thanks for the tip @BabyBear!).  I'm not expecting that feeling to last, but it's nice to feel some positive momentum. I appreciate the advice you all offered!
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    learning40 got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Day 1 went pretty well. There was a lot going on today, so the advance planning came in handy even if I didn't follow it exactly.
    Breakfast was two hard-boiled eggs and while I had planned to also have apple and a bit of almond butter with it, there wasn't time for that so I had a couple carrot sticks of my own while I was packing lunches.  I still meant to eat some fruit, but didn't really get a chance until close to 11,  when I grabbed a banana.
    I had plans with colleagues for lunch so ordered a cobb salad with no cheese and no bacon, and replaced dressing with some squeezes from two lemon slices. It was plenty of food and I only felt a little bit of the afternoon drag. 
    Dinner got pushed back on account of multiple kid meltdowns but some almonds and a couple more carrot sticks got me through until I could prepare baked salmon, cauliflower rice, and some greens. 
    On the whole, today felt manageable. I listened to a couple of Melissa's podcasts while commuting (thanks for the tip @BabyBear!).  I'm not expecting that feeling to last, but it's nice to feel some positive momentum. I appreciate the advice you all offered!
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    learning40 got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Day 1 went pretty well. There was a lot going on today, so the advance planning came in handy even if I didn't follow it exactly.
    Breakfast was two hard-boiled eggs and while I had planned to also have apple and a bit of almond butter with it, there wasn't time for that so I had a couple carrot sticks of my own while I was packing lunches.  I still meant to eat some fruit, but didn't really get a chance until close to 11,  when I grabbed a banana.
    I had plans with colleagues for lunch so ordered a cobb salad with no cheese and no bacon, and replaced dressing with some squeezes from two lemon slices. It was plenty of food and I only felt a little bit of the afternoon drag. 
    Dinner got pushed back on account of multiple kid meltdowns but some almonds and a couple more carrot sticks got me through until I could prepare baked salmon, cauliflower rice, and some greens. 
    On the whole, today felt manageable. I listened to a couple of Melissa's podcasts while commuting (thanks for the tip @BabyBear!).  I'm not expecting that feeling to last, but it's nice to feel some positive momentum. I appreciate the advice you all offered!
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    learning40 got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Tomorrow will be my Day 1. 
    I am trying this after years of up-and-down success getting my sugar cravings under control and keeping healthy eating on track. For the last two years, I've been pregnant or nursing and have let myself indulge too much.  I'm turning 40 this year, and I'm ready to reset and put myself in a position to make this next decade my best. 
    Encouragement, advice, and success stories are welcome. Thanks in advance!
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    learning40 got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Tomorrow will be my Day 1. 
    I am trying this after years of up-and-down success getting my sugar cravings under control and keeping healthy eating on track. For the last two years, I've been pregnant or nursing and have let myself indulge too much.  I'm turning 40 this year, and I'm ready to reset and put myself in a position to make this next decade my best. 
    Encouragement, advice, and success stories are welcome. Thanks in advance!
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    learning40 got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Tomorrow will be my Day 1. 
    I am trying this after years of up-and-down success getting my sugar cravings under control and keeping healthy eating on track. For the last two years, I've been pregnant or nursing and have let myself indulge too much.  I'm turning 40 this year, and I'm ready to reset and put myself in a position to make this next decade my best. 
    Encouragement, advice, and success stories are welcome. Thanks in advance!
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    learning40 got a reaction from Ktinegv in Starting day and Looking for Accountability partners   
    I would also love to join an accountability group...I'm on the cusp of 40 and in the process of working on getting back to myself after a final pregnancy and breastfeeding phase. This is my first time doing Whole30. I'm in search of food freedom, and I know I need a significant reset to get there!
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    learning40 got a reaction from Ktinegv 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.