mcbellnz

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    mcbellnz got a reaction from Robert2014 in January 6 - Day 1   
    Well breakfast was easy - 2 eggs scrambled, sauteed mushrooms and wilted spinach, a small amount of leftover turkey and about 1/4 of an avocado.  Of course while I was searching in the cupboards for my coconut oil, while mixing my eggs in a coffee mug, I dropped a full jar of "pics peanut butter" on the mug, which smashed it and splashed egg mixture all over me and left mug shards all over the floor - managed to catch the peanut butter jar though, and didn't spill eggs on the floor.........so wasted two eggs, and had to sweep the floor and have destroyed a "tim tam" heirloom coffee cup from an Easter egg pack in 2008.....so sad.  Had to resort to olive oil for the pan this morning, will go through the cupboards properly during the day - this is why you are meant to have a day 0 to prepare - I was just so keen to get started.  And obviously I can not physically multi-task with whisking eggs and searching through badly stacked cupboards.
     
    Just a quick question about fats in meals - am I reading it correctly that we use a thumb sized portion of cooking fat in addition to also either coconut, olives, or avocado "good" fat in our meals?
     
    Hopefully I can stay on the W30 wagon all the way through to 6th of Jan, so I can do like a whole40 instead.  Might have to start up a log.  Thanks for the pre/post workout meal tips.  Think I will boil up an egg this evening and have it as a light breakfast tomorrow, go to the gym when it opens (8am) and then have a proper breakfast with some carbs once I am back from the gym as my post workout meal.  Hopefully that will work and I can follow the same routine for next weeks gym visits.
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    mcbellnz got a reaction from Lara in January 6 - Day 1   
    Okay. I gave myself another Christmas gift and shelled out for the emails....got my day 0 email immediately as i want to start tomorrow.
    I posted in the meal planning forum about how to combine lunch with post workout meals and breakfast as preworkout meals (for holiday gym hours)...if anyone has any advice they wish to share (either here or there).
    I had been following a fairly strict diet with lots of whole foods and little processed foods until recently, but I think my biggest challenge will be to stay away from coke zero and chewing gum - my boredom eating "foods" of choice.
    Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas (I'm in NZ), and didn't indulge as much as i did! :lol:
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    mcbellnz got a reaction from Lara in January 6 - Day 1   
    Hi All!
     
    I will be attempting to start my first ever Whole30 by the 6th of January 2014 too!  I will be having a non compliant Christmas day.  I don't have any other solid plans for the rest of the "holiday season" so I will attempt to start on the 26th of December, but I have a few workmates joining me in this challenge, and the 6th is when we are all back at work.  Haven't signed up to the emails, but I have a copy of It starts with food and Well Fed 2 just arrived in time for Christmas, so I think I will be ok.
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    mcbellnz got a reaction from Robert2014 in January 6 - Day 1   
    Well breakfast was easy - 2 eggs scrambled, sauteed mushrooms and wilted spinach, a small amount of leftover turkey and about 1/4 of an avocado.  Of course while I was searching in the cupboards for my coconut oil, while mixing my eggs in a coffee mug, I dropped a full jar of "pics peanut butter" on the mug, which smashed it and splashed egg mixture all over me and left mug shards all over the floor - managed to catch the peanut butter jar though, and didn't spill eggs on the floor.........so wasted two eggs, and had to sweep the floor and have destroyed a "tim tam" heirloom coffee cup from an Easter egg pack in 2008.....so sad.  Had to resort to olive oil for the pan this morning, will go through the cupboards properly during the day - this is why you are meant to have a day 0 to prepare - I was just so keen to get started.  And obviously I can not physically multi-task with whisking eggs and searching through badly stacked cupboards.
     
    Just a quick question about fats in meals - am I reading it correctly that we use a thumb sized portion of cooking fat in addition to also either coconut, olives, or avocado "good" fat in our meals?
     
    Hopefully I can stay on the W30 wagon all the way through to 6th of Jan, so I can do like a whole40 instead.  Might have to start up a log.  Thanks for the pre/post workout meal tips.  Think I will boil up an egg this evening and have it as a light breakfast tomorrow, go to the gym when it opens (8am) and then have a proper breakfast with some carbs once I am back from the gym as my post workout meal.  Hopefully that will work and I can follow the same routine for next weeks gym visits.
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    mcbellnz got a reaction from Lara in January 6 - Day 1   
    Okay. I gave myself another Christmas gift and shelled out for the emails....got my day 0 email immediately as i want to start tomorrow.
    I posted in the meal planning forum about how to combine lunch with post workout meals and breakfast as preworkout meals (for holiday gym hours)...if anyone has any advice they wish to share (either here or there).
    I had been following a fairly strict diet with lots of whole foods and little processed foods until recently, but I think my biggest challenge will be to stay away from coke zero and chewing gum - my boredom eating "foods" of choice.
    Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas (I'm in NZ), and didn't indulge as much as i did! :lol:
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    mcbellnz got a reaction from Lara in January 6 - Day 1   
    Hi All!
     
    I will be attempting to start my first ever Whole30 by the 6th of January 2014 too!  I will be having a non compliant Christmas day.  I don't have any other solid plans for the rest of the "holiday season" so I will attempt to start on the 26th of December, but I have a few workmates joining me in this challenge, and the 6th is when we are all back at work.  Haven't signed up to the emails, but I have a copy of It starts with food and Well Fed 2 just arrived in time for Christmas, so I think I will be ok.
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    mcbellnz got a reaction from Robert2014 in January 6 - Day 1   
    Well breakfast was easy - 2 eggs scrambled, sauteed mushrooms and wilted spinach, a small amount of leftover turkey and about 1/4 of an avocado.  Of course while I was searching in the cupboards for my coconut oil, while mixing my eggs in a coffee mug, I dropped a full jar of "pics peanut butter" on the mug, which smashed it and splashed egg mixture all over me and left mug shards all over the floor - managed to catch the peanut butter jar though, and didn't spill eggs on the floor.........so wasted two eggs, and had to sweep the floor and have destroyed a "tim tam" heirloom coffee cup from an Easter egg pack in 2008.....so sad.  Had to resort to olive oil for the pan this morning, will go through the cupboards properly during the day - this is why you are meant to have a day 0 to prepare - I was just so keen to get started.  And obviously I can not physically multi-task with whisking eggs and searching through badly stacked cupboards.
     
    Just a quick question about fats in meals - am I reading it correctly that we use a thumb sized portion of cooking fat in addition to also either coconut, olives, or avocado "good" fat in our meals?
     
    Hopefully I can stay on the W30 wagon all the way through to 6th of Jan, so I can do like a whole40 instead.  Might have to start up a log.  Thanks for the pre/post workout meal tips.  Think I will boil up an egg this evening and have it as a light breakfast tomorrow, go to the gym when it opens (8am) and then have a proper breakfast with some carbs once I am back from the gym as my post workout meal.  Hopefully that will work and I can follow the same routine for next weeks gym visits.
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    mcbellnz got a reaction from Robert2014 in January 6 - Day 1   
    Well breakfast was easy - 2 eggs scrambled, sauteed mushrooms and wilted spinach, a small amount of leftover turkey and about 1/4 of an avocado.  Of course while I was searching in the cupboards for my coconut oil, while mixing my eggs in a coffee mug, I dropped a full jar of "pics peanut butter" on the mug, which smashed it and splashed egg mixture all over me and left mug shards all over the floor - managed to catch the peanut butter jar though, and didn't spill eggs on the floor.........so wasted two eggs, and had to sweep the floor and have destroyed a "tim tam" heirloom coffee cup from an Easter egg pack in 2008.....so sad.  Had to resort to olive oil for the pan this morning, will go through the cupboards properly during the day - this is why you are meant to have a day 0 to prepare - I was just so keen to get started.  And obviously I can not physically multi-task with whisking eggs and searching through badly stacked cupboards.
     
    Just a quick question about fats in meals - am I reading it correctly that we use a thumb sized portion of cooking fat in addition to also either coconut, olives, or avocado "good" fat in our meals?
     
    Hopefully I can stay on the W30 wagon all the way through to 6th of Jan, so I can do like a whole40 instead.  Might have to start up a log.  Thanks for the pre/post workout meal tips.  Think I will boil up an egg this evening and have it as a light breakfast tomorrow, go to the gym when it opens (8am) and then have a proper breakfast with some carbs once I am back from the gym as my post workout meal.  Hopefully that will work and I can follow the same routine for next weeks gym visits.
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    mcbellnz got a reaction from Robert2014 in January 6 - Day 1   
    Well breakfast was easy - 2 eggs scrambled, sauteed mushrooms and wilted spinach, a small amount of leftover turkey and about 1/4 of an avocado.  Of course while I was searching in the cupboards for my coconut oil, while mixing my eggs in a coffee mug, I dropped a full jar of "pics peanut butter" on the mug, which smashed it and splashed egg mixture all over me and left mug shards all over the floor - managed to catch the peanut butter jar though, and didn't spill eggs on the floor.........so wasted two eggs, and had to sweep the floor and have destroyed a "tim tam" heirloom coffee cup from an Easter egg pack in 2008.....so sad.  Had to resort to olive oil for the pan this morning, will go through the cupboards properly during the day - this is why you are meant to have a day 0 to prepare - I was just so keen to get started.  And obviously I can not physically multi-task with whisking eggs and searching through badly stacked cupboards.
     
    Just a quick question about fats in meals - am I reading it correctly that we use a thumb sized portion of cooking fat in addition to also either coconut, olives, or avocado "good" fat in our meals?
     
    Hopefully I can stay on the W30 wagon all the way through to 6th of Jan, so I can do like a whole40 instead.  Might have to start up a log.  Thanks for the pre/post workout meal tips.  Think I will boil up an egg this evening and have it as a light breakfast tomorrow, go to the gym when it opens (8am) and then have a proper breakfast with some carbs once I am back from the gym as my post workout meal.  Hopefully that will work and I can follow the same routine for next weeks gym visits.