dnewc

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  1. dnewc

    Anyone starting 9/17?

    Starting day 3! Slept like crazy last night but I am also recovering from jetlag. On day one I made a large pot of beef ragu with kale and baked a spaghetti squash. I've been having leftovers from that - it's nice with eggs in the morning.
  2. dnewc

    Anyone starting 9/17?

    Also starting today 9/17. I've completed several Whole30s and always felt much better for it, but after a while I can get off track. It's time to start paying more attention to what I am eating (and drinking!) again. Looking forward to joining you all! @MLee I have always found the forum to be really helpful for a successful Whole30 - personally I need the accountability :-)
  3. dnewc

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I totally miscounted and thought yesterday was the last day. I keep thinking a day ahead.... Well one more day won't hurt me. I even have some paleo bacon I can cook this morning. Aaah but I was looking forward to that glass of wine... I forgot to weigh and measure myself before starting but I am excited to hear about everybody's successes!
  4. dnewc

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    @Hope4Overcomers - It's funny you should mention doing Whole30 for vegetarians. My daughter really wants to eat more vegetarian, but she tends to be anemic so I wanted to do a little research first. I was wondering what the Whole30 veg program is like. Have you looked into it? I'll probably go through a couple of reintroductions over the next 2 or 3 weeks (usually wine gets reintroduced in short order ), but I'll use that time to figure out what's next. What a great active supportive group this has been. Thanks everybody! Enjoy day 30!
  5. dnewc

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    3 days to go! Congratulations everybody nearly there! Sinuses finally clear! I wish I knew what I eat off whole30 that causes so much inflammation that it takes nearly 4 weeks clear up... Even going through several reintroductions I haven't been able to identify it. I hope it's not corn.
  6. dnewc

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    My last whole 30 it took the full 30 days to get to this point... so I didn't get to enjoy breathing freely for very long. haha. This time I'll just keep eating compliantly as long as I can. But I'm still here, catching up on everybody's posts. I've been visiting family and having family visiting. I usually stop by Whole Foods and buy some supplies before I get to my parents' house, but it's usually quick and compliant and not very interesting. Pretty bored with the same old - time to get back to some prep and cooking! Glad everybody's doing so well! Final week!
  7. dnewc

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    My last whole 30 my husband made 3 batches of cookies (choc chip, oatmeal, and snickerdoodle), a pan of brownies and a layer cake with icing... just to have around and eat! Ugh... but I am getting pretty good at the will power thing . So far this time it's just been a giant batch of brownies... but his birthday is Tuesday so there will be a cake. I'm visiting my parents this weekend. They used to give me grief about Whole30 because they are really into feeding people but now they are used to the drill. My mom even poached a chicken breast for me so I could have something for lunch when I got there. But dinner tonight was challenging. My brother and his family and my sister and hers were all at my parents house and there were several of the big bottles of craft IPAs being shared (I love IPA!). I made sure there was plenty of sparkling water for me!
  8. dnewc

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    @suzannes Thanks for the tips about the Nia Shanks website. I am definitely going to check this out. So far so good (ish) with my gym visits. I did procrastinate and wait until Saturday to start but I did go. My plan is to lift 3 days with a bit of cardio cross-training alternating with running. We'll see how that goes. Also to get the fat burning igniting I am experimenting with a pre-run snack that is a "fat bomb". I use a compliant muesli with almond milk (made from coconut and almond flakes and other nuts and compliant dried fruit). I did it once before on Whole30 and it seemed to work well, but I forgot about it until this morning. To all you spiralizers out there, where has this gadget been all my life? I made the ginger shrimp from the fast and easy cookbook and I swear my daughter picked out all the zucchini noodles! Last night I spiralized a giant sweet potato, tossed it in olive oil with salt and pepper and roasted it until it got a bit browned. It crisped up after I took it out of the oven. So good! Tonight I am going to try to concoct a scallion pancake to go with zoodles and the roasted chicken I got from Whole Foods. I figure eggs, a bit of mashed potato, a healthy amount of scallions and grated carrot?... worth a try. Here's to day 9!
  9. dnewc

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    A couple of days ago I made a jar of pickled onions. Wow! so easy and soooooo good! Here's a recipe https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/easiest-quick-pickled-onions/ I just used some salt instead of coconut aminos but that sounds really good too. I'm trying to talk myself into getting back to the gym... I used to be really committed, but I haven't lifted regularly in over a year. Has anybody come back from a looong slump that can give me some advice on how to get over this mental block? Thanks!
  10. dnewc

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I can't believe we are already on day 5! Well done everyone! Feeling great food and sleepwise, but I had a pretty lackluster run this morning... @Dave K - I also lost about a half mile and my heart rate was up. I think I am a little dehydrated and I need to remember to drink more water throughout the day.
  11. dnewc

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    So one of my tasty go-to lunches is a BLT salad - I use paleo bacon and pump it up with some avocado, hard boiled egg and dress it with a little homemade mayo and white balsamic vinegar. Last round I got a spiralizer and that was a lot of fun! I used it to make zucchini, beet, carrot, and potato noodles which I ate with paleo-meat sauce, compliant pesto and just as a side dish. Added a little variety to another favorite, spaghetti squash. And so colorful! I love GT's Euphoria Kombucha. It is very peppery so I dilute it with some sparkling water. It's a nice refreshing drink after work and the probiotics help my tummy. This time I want to try out more pressure-cooker recipes. I only have the book It starts with Food, which I loaned to my sister, so I ordered the Fast and Easy Cookbook to get some new ideas. I am finding there are more and more compliant foods available than when I did my first Whole 30. It makes it much easier to stock the pantry and improvise when you need to.
  12. dnewc

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I'm jumping onboard too for day one of my 5th (or maybe 6th?) round of whole30. I haven't done any prep yet so will be stopping by trader joe's after work today for some staples. Breakfast was 2 eggs with sauteed mushroom and asparagus. I have a bunch of veggies but need to get compliant proteins and start to plan a little... I really need to clean up my diet to battle joint pain and inflammation, itchy skin and some digestive issues. They always seem to come right back if I am not careful about what I eat. What an active fun group!
  13. dnewc

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    I think I've convinced my sister to join me on April 2nd for another whole 30!
  14. dnewc

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    @Shelly :) - The re-intro is going okay for me. I pretty much found that whole kernel corn treats my tummy the same as beans... so not too friendly. But the corn flour and chips seem okay. I just want to be mindful of the salt now. Re: hip pain - I have noticed I started getting more pain in my hip and back when I introduced alcohol... I am convinced it is sugars (could be sugar, refined carbs and/or alcohols). I will probably feel like hell tomorrow because I started sugar today. Not a whole lot but I did have a GF piece of cinnamon raisin bread toasted (new at TJ's - omg so yummy!), white rice with dinner, and a square of chocolate... and wine. I don't really miss dairy at all... except yogurt. I really like almond milk and vegan cheese, and you can get an "okay' almond milk yogurt so I probably won't introduce dairy at all this time. I had some beer (maybe 2?) on St Paddy's day and got loopy quick... I am not normally a light weight. I did not appreciate the dim-headed feeling in the morning... but I will probably still have a glass of wine from time to time until I start my next Whole30 on April 2nd. How silly does that sound? Now I look forward to being on whole 30 rather than off...
  15. dnewc

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    So I started my reintroduction with corn because I have had a suspicion about it. I've had tortilla chips at breakfast and lunch with no problem - they are every bit as delicious and crunchy as I remember, but surprisingly they taste a bit too salty now... I may have to get a low salt variety (I sound like my mom). Tomorrow I'll try corn tortillas and Friday whole kernel... But tonight I will have a small glass of wine as well, just to toast you all for your success and your support! It's great to hear about everyone's personal successes. Great sleep, clear head, clear skin, fewer aches including stomach aches, and the bonus is I lost 8 pounds. I think I may start again around April 2nd! Cheers to you all!