Rebecca001

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    Rebecca001 reacted to christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    I decided to go grocery shopping early this morning to get my spaghetti squash for dinner and grabbed some fresh produce. Here is my lunch -  grilled chicken on Bibb lettuce wraps topped with the lemon tahini sauce I made the other day (not drizzled, more like slathered on)  and topped with black olives and fresh parsley. I like using tahini for a different creamy topping than Mayo.
     
    As far an reintroductions,  I have been gluten and dairy free since 2017, so I won’t introduce those things,  but from experience, what bothers me in order starting worst is corn, rice, beans. So if I want say Mexican food, I try to just eat one of those instead of all 3...like tortilla chips! Or I have eaten grain free tortilla chips but then what happens is I start down the gluten free junk food road of pretzels, crackers, cookies, added sugar, etc. which really is the food with no brakes for me. Ideally I should eat the whole30 way and occasionally have wine! LOL 
    @Rebecca001 of course I want to weigh myself. Took the scale out of the bathroom and hid it in the closet! 

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    Rebecca001 reacted to 50andstillhere in January 1st Start Date!   
    BTW- I like to weigh myself everyday so it is hard not to step on that scale! That being said I can’t wait to see if I lost inches in my waist - I am assuming yes because I can already wear pants that were too tight before. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    That looks nice @christine19, we don’t have many things like that available here unfortunately, often they are either a) crazy expensive or b) have sugar added. We brits seem to have sugar in everything 
    I’ve just made myself lunch: baked potato (I oven bake 10 at a time and freeze them, then they only take 5 mins in the microwave), and a jumble salad of tuna, mayo, Harrisa paste, chopped celery, chopped tomato and red pepper, spinach and parsley- mix it all together and add salt and pepper. 

    finished work for the day, went for a run - feeling really good today! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Forgot the picture! 

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    Rebecca001 reacted to 50andstillhere in Question about forum vs social media.   
    Well here I am and it is Day 6. So far so good. I did go to chipotle for my daughter and they are now advertising Whole30 burrito bowls! They now have cauliflower rice. I may try it next time I go there. 
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    Rebecca001 reacted to Robyn43 in Question about forum vs social media.   
    My very picky husband had their burrito bowl for dinner tonight and he said it was good!
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in January 1st Start Date!   
    I find the insomnia can get worse in the first week or so of W30 (or actually any lowish carb diet) but it did settle last time. I felt like I was sleeping more deeply even though I wasn’t getting more hours. 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in January 1st Start Date!   
    I’ll join you! I am in the Uk, I’m married and have 3 children. l started my 2nd whole30 on 1st Jan. I did my first in July after what we refer to as “the all inclusive lockdown cruise” in our house! I loved it and lost 11lbs and just felt so amazing. I then remained sugar, dairy, grain and soy free until Christmas (160 days!) although I did reintroduce wine and a few other bits (additives/preservatives rather than food, eg I’d have some dried fruit, or an occasional stock cube) and over Christmas I have had maybe 3 days where I ate a bit of chocolate/Christmas cake. 
    I Had Covid in November and it really knocked me sideways. I have felt exhausted and worn out ever since, and I want the tiger blood back, so I’m doing a back to basics whole30 this month. 
     
    I live in the UK, whole30 is not so well known here and we can’t get a lot of the American brands so it’s a bit of a trial and error thing. I tend to cook everything from scratch, but I love cooking anyway. I am a runner and really into my fitness, I do around 25 miles a week and a few outdoor classes, and yoga (almost every day) 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Cookeez in January 1st Start Date!   
    We managed ok last time after the initial panic buying subsided. I hope the same will apply this time although of course we have Brexit to contend with too, so fresh produce may be limited a bit. It’s not exactly growing season here in the uk, it’s very cold. 
    My go-to canned staples are mackerel in olive oil, I eat a can most days (they are just fish, oil, and salt). I freeze a lot of meals so I have things in the freezer but I’m really hoping people don’t panic but this time as it was horrible having to queue and empty shelves last time.
    tonight I’m making a Moroccan tagine with lamb meatballs, it’s not a whole30 recipe but I am going to tweak it a bit to fit the plan. Last night I slept much better, and today is the first day I’ve felt that little flicker of energy in me, considering work was horrible and everyone is eating biscuits and choc to get through the day, I’m sipping my green tea like an angel! 
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Cookeez in January 1st Start Date!   
    @christine19 unfortunately we did get full national lockdown again. I am so determined not to let this slide though, more so than ever I need to be super healthy! 
     
    the cravings I find do subside quite quickly. Make sure you are eating enough fat, and also add some salt to your food as it can help a lot if you are getting carb-flu/detox headaches. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Also, I changed my mind for dinner and made this Italian chicken bake/casserole - it was so tasty! 
     

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    Rebecca001 reacted to christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Tired of salad for lunch and had cauliflower rice on my mind.... this is cauliflower rice medley, also has carrots and broccoli and I topped it with shrimp and tahini sauce. 

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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    We managed ok last time after the initial panic buying subsided. I hope the same will apply this time although of course we have Brexit to contend with too, so fresh produce may be limited a bit. It’s not exactly growing season here in the uk, it’s very cold. 
    My go-to canned staples are mackerel in olive oil, I eat a can most days (they are just fish, oil, and salt). I freeze a lot of meals so I have things in the freezer but I’m really hoping people don’t panic but this time as it was horrible having to queue and empty shelves last time.
    tonight I’m making a Moroccan tagine with lamb meatballs, it’s not a whole30 recipe but I am going to tweak it a bit to fit the plan. Last night I slept much better, and today is the first day I’ve felt that little flicker of energy in me, considering work was horrible and everyone is eating biscuits and choc to get through the day, I’m sipping my green tea like an angel! 
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Cookeez in January 1st Start Date!   
    Love an avocado! I hated them before doing this last time but I grew to love them. 
    I work in a school admin office and today was horrible. We have only been back 1 day and it looks like tonight we will go back into lockdown here. So I came home and opened the fridge and for a moment I was tempted by the Easy goodies but NO! 
    ok so it’s the same I had at lunch but I got salad, chicken/grapes/celery/onion slaw, 2 HB eggs and some nuts + pint of water. Thank goodness for my weekend Prep! 
    I ran 6km today at lunch and will do yoga later after Boris Johnson gives his speech 

     
     

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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in Any UK posters here?   
    Here’s my dinner tonight: salmon, and stir fried veg: asparagus, onion, Chestnuts, sugarsnaps, chilli, spinach, squeezed with lime, garlic, ginger and ‘soy free soy’ sauce (UK product, it is, I think, similar to coconut aminos - it’s very expensive from health food shops!) 
    and mayo! 

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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Love an avocado! I hated them before doing this last time but I grew to love them. 
    I work in a school admin office and today was horrible. We have only been back 1 day and it looks like tonight we will go back into lockdown here. So I came home and opened the fridge and for a moment I was tempted by the Easy goodies but NO! 
    ok so it’s the same I had at lunch but I got salad, chicken/grapes/celery/onion slaw, 2 HB eggs and some nuts + pint of water. Thank goodness for my weekend Prep! 
    I ran 6km today at lunch and will do yoga later after Boris Johnson gives his speech 

     
     

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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    It’s 8.30 pm here and I just made my lunch for tomorrow as it’s back to school/work for us here! So we had roast chicken tonight and I cooked extra, plus I also roasted an extra tray of sweet potato wedges. I used leftover cooked chicken and made a salad mix so: Raw red onion, celery, chopped chicken, green  grapes, chopped nuts, and some homemade whole30 mayo. Mix it all together (a bit like coleslaw?) and then in a pot I have a layer of salad leaves, a layer of sweet potato wedges, a bit spoonful of my chicken salad, then a layer of cucumber slices and a layer of tomato slices. 
    Breakfast  will be a boiled egg and coffee, pre run snack will be banana and cashew nuts. Dinner tomorrow will be...not sure, I am working late so maybe James will cook something or maybe when I get home I will do something simple like chicken, veg and baked potato. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Cookeez in January 1st Start Date!   
    It’s 8.30 pm here and I just made my lunch for tomorrow as it’s back to school/work for us here! So we had roast chicken tonight and I cooked extra, plus I also roasted an extra tray of sweet potato wedges. I used leftover cooked chicken and made a salad mix so: Raw red onion, celery, chopped chicken, green  grapes, chopped nuts, and some homemade whole30 mayo. Mix it all together (a bit like coleslaw?) and then in a pot I have a layer of salad leaves, a layer of sweet potato wedges, a bit spoonful of my chicken salad, then a layer of cucumber slices and a layer of tomato slices. 
    Breakfast  will be a boiled egg and coffee, pre run snack will be banana and cashew nuts. Dinner tomorrow will be...not sure, I am working late so maybe James will cook something or maybe when I get home I will do something simple like chicken, veg and baked potato. 
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    Rebecca001 reacted to christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Hi - I started January 1 too, so I’m happy to join you here!  I have completed a few Whole 30s (maybe from 2013-2015) and then had a few years of overeating and weight gain. I have been gluten-free and dairy-free since 2017, however, I have found that gluten-free junk food and treats are also “no-brakes” foods. Hopefully it will be easier as I don’t have to get over the gluten or dairy cravings - plus the “whole 30 approved”  prepared foods like dressings, are SO much better than they were a few years ago. My husband is a foot taller than me and can eat whatever he wants  but fortunately will eat anything I put in front of him and then snack if he’s still hungry. Plus he’s a good cook and will follow the rules if he cooks. No kids or pets....only have to worry about filling the bird feeders in the backyard.  Good luck...we got this! 
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    Rebecca001 reacted to becs in January 1st Start Date!   
    Awesome! My husband is the same way with food - he'll usually just eat whatever I make, and if he doesn't like it he'll do his own thing (more left-overs for me!). I just tried one of the Primal Paleo W30-approved dressings the other day, and it's so good!
    I am dragging my feet on meal-prep today. I also just ate my first meal of the day and can't believe it's already noon! A lazy Sunday afternoon of cooking sounds nice, though
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    Rebecca001 reacted to Cookeez in January 1st Start Date!   
    I’m interested, if you’ll have me!  This is my first Whole30 and I started January 1st. Everything is going smoothly for me. 
    I live alone. Well, not exactly, but my roomies are the four-footed variety. 
    I began to prepare by sort of a transition between Christmas and New Years so I don’t feel terribly deprived. I got to eat my peanut brittle, Christmas cookies and one of the chocolate dipped strawberries before handing them off to a neighbor. 
    im grateful for soup weather and an afternoon with a big bowl of steamy veggie soup. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    I’ll join you! I am in the Uk, I’m married and have 3 children. l started my 2nd whole30 on 1st Jan. I did my first in July after what we refer to as “the all inclusive lockdown cruise” in our house! I loved it and lost 11lbs and just felt so amazing. I then remained sugar, dairy, grain and soy free until Christmas (160 days!) although I did reintroduce wine and a few other bits (additives/preservatives rather than food, eg I’d have some dried fruit, or an occasional stock cube) and over Christmas I have had maybe 3 days where I ate a bit of chocolate/Christmas cake. 
    I Had Covid in November and it really knocked me sideways. I have felt exhausted and worn out ever since, and I want the tiger blood back, so I’m doing a back to basics whole30 this month. 
     
    I live in the UK, whole30 is not so well known here and we can’t get a lot of the American brands so it’s a bit of a trial and error thing. I tend to cook everything from scratch, but I love cooking anyway. I am a runner and really into my fitness, I do around 25 miles a week and a few outdoor classes, and yoga (almost every day) 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Cookeez in January 1st Start Date!   
    I’ll join you! I am in the Uk, I’m married and have 3 children. l started my 2nd whole30 on 1st Jan. I did my first in July after what we refer to as “the all inclusive lockdown cruise” in our house! I loved it and lost 11lbs and just felt so amazing. I then remained sugar, dairy, grain and soy free until Christmas (160 days!) although I did reintroduce wine and a few other bits (additives/preservatives rather than food, eg I’d have some dried fruit, or an occasional stock cube) and over Christmas I have had maybe 3 days where I ate a bit of chocolate/Christmas cake. 
    I Had Covid in November and it really knocked me sideways. I have felt exhausted and worn out ever since, and I want the tiger blood back, so I’m doing a back to basics whole30 this month. 
     
    I live in the UK, whole30 is not so well known here and we can’t get a lot of the American brands so it’s a bit of a trial and error thing. I tend to cook everything from scratch, but I love cooking anyway. I am a runner and really into my fitness, I do around 25 miles a week and a few outdoor classes, and yoga (almost every day)