ShellyM

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    ShellyM reacted to santamarina in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    With one day of including any of the off limits foods I didn't notice any significant changes, other than snoring after I consume dairy.  Perhaps multiple days would make symptoms worse.  Still, I'm not going to make any of the foods a regular part of my diet.  After the Whole30 I feel amazing, and I know it's because I've kept a lot of junk out of my body.  It's probably more dangerous for me to add in these foods than for people who have strong, specific reactions to certain food groups, because if I don't immediately feel the negative effect of the food I'm more likely to keep eating it.  Gradually I'd feel like crap again and probably wouldn't even notice until I did another Whole 30.  
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    ShellyM got a reaction from MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Just made carrot soup in the Instant Pot. I ended up using this recipe since it was designed for the IP :
    http://www.tessadomesticdiva.com/2018/01/instant-pot-paleo-thai-carrot-soup-a-whole-foods-knock-off.html  (used 1 leek instead of 1 onion)
    Soooooo gooooood!  Used my new immersion blender and it worked great.  I didn't realize it before I opened the box but it has a removable shaft for cleaning.  So I could put it in the dishwasher. Like. 
    (and now I can return the jar of cardamom that cost something like $11!). Also Like. 
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    ShellyM reacted to hotwheels in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    That's so cool! I'm not missing anything really, either, so I am planning to keep with it for a while. Except I will be having a glass of wine with dinner.   Not sure if we will follow the reintroduction bc I don't have a huge desire to add back in most things...though I may have a small bowl of ice cream this weekend, but only if I really want it (I did really want some last weekend when my kids were eating it). I am reading Food Freedom Forever and it is great! Yay for day 31!
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    ShellyM reacted to mom56 in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    I'll be completely honest... I'm not missing,  sugar,  dairy or wheat, legumes.   So unless I have a change in cravings... I'm going to keep eating like this 
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    ShellyM reacted to Jim4884 in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    I actually re-use these.  I bring them to the restaurant in a mini-ziploc with the air squeezed out as best I can, then return them home the same way.  As a guy, I carry them in my pocket, and I haven't yet had dressing dripping down my thigh.  Your purse just might be safe    I can get many trips out of each...
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    ShellyM got a reaction from MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Just made carrot soup in the Instant Pot. I ended up using this recipe since it was designed for the IP :
    http://www.tessadomesticdiva.com/2018/01/instant-pot-paleo-thai-carrot-soup-a-whole-foods-knock-off.html  (used 1 leek instead of 1 onion)
    Soooooo gooooood!  Used my new immersion blender and it worked great.  I didn't realize it before I opened the box but it has a removable shaft for cleaning.  So I could put it in the dishwasher. Like. 
    (and now I can return the jar of cardamom that cost something like $11!). Also Like. 
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    ShellyM got a reaction from MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    uhhhh....... who's still in?  how about some NSVs?
     
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    ShellyM got a reaction from MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    I cannot believe we are at day 26!  This evening my husband told me that he is done. He didn't make that decision and then run out to eat something he's been craving, but he is having a glass of wine as I type!  He just doesn't feel different enough that he feels compelled to continue. He agreed not to bring non-compliant foods into the house (I don't really drink so having beer or wine in the house is not a problem at all).  I will definitely continue through the full 30 days and then try to reintroduce some foods.  
    @DebG44 I am really liking sheet pan dinners! I made one tonight too, sausage, peppers and onions.  And there is even a serving leftover for breakfast tomorrow. I love brussel sprouts, and I haven't had any during this W30.  Might need to try this one next.
    Bought a few things on Amazon to support my W30 lifestyle!  Nutpods for my coffee, a new immersion blender, and these:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009VSFZDO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1
    100 little disposable salad dressing cups! I am usually a  very environmentally concerned citizen, but I was just getting so tired of dealing with little containers for salad dressing and not losing them and washing them. The entire top rack of my dishwasher is filled with plastic reusable containers so I hope to be forgiven for using disposable ones for salad dressing.  Oh, and they are also perfect for jello shots. 
    I am going to make carrot + cardamom soup tomorrow, http://ruhlman.com/2014/04/paleo-carrot-cardamom-soup/ but wondering if I can do it in the Instant Pot. But will have a chance to use the new immersion blender.  
    Who's cooking this weekend, the last of this January Whole30? 
     
     
     
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    ShellyM reacted to MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Hi friends ❤️
    I love all of your posts, and your meals look delicious.  I’m feeling ok and had a few days of clear NSVs. Better skin, loads of energy, great focus at work, my clothes fit better. Alas, I’m now 5 weeks pregnant and hormones have me feeling bloated and so, so tired. Still...I’m convinced my symptoms would be worse if not for the W30.
    Some foods are really turning me off (my chicken sausage lunch ended up in the trash), but some I can’t get enough of. I’ve been eating the same two meals over and over this week: Brussels sprouts with onions, fingerling potatoes and compliant bacon, or eggs, sweet potatoes, more onions and bacon and avocado. I know I should  have more variety but I’m trying to be gentle with myself. There’s not a lot of other things that sound good.
    It’s my 40th bday next week and my partner is baking me a cake using Simple Mills mix at my request. Almond flour, coconut sugar...delicious. Feels like a nice way to treat myself post W30 without getting carried away. I wonder if the kids will notice the difference?
    Happy day 26...nearly there!
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    ShellyM got a reaction from MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    I cannot believe we are at day 26!  This evening my husband told me that he is done. He didn't make that decision and then run out to eat something he's been craving, but he is having a glass of wine as I type!  He just doesn't feel different enough that he feels compelled to continue. He agreed not to bring non-compliant foods into the house (I don't really drink so having beer or wine in the house is not a problem at all).  I will definitely continue through the full 30 days and then try to reintroduce some foods.  
    @DebG44 I am really liking sheet pan dinners! I made one tonight too, sausage, peppers and onions.  And there is even a serving leftover for breakfast tomorrow. I love brussel sprouts, and I haven't had any during this W30.  Might need to try this one next.
    Bought a few things on Amazon to support my W30 lifestyle!  Nutpods for my coffee, a new immersion blender, and these:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009VSFZDO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1
    100 little disposable salad dressing cups! I am usually a  very environmentally concerned citizen, but I was just getting so tired of dealing with little containers for salad dressing and not losing them and washing them. The entire top rack of my dishwasher is filled with plastic reusable containers so I hope to be forgiven for using disposable ones for salad dressing.  Oh, and they are also perfect for jello shots. 
    I am going to make carrot + cardamom soup tomorrow, http://ruhlman.com/2014/04/paleo-carrot-cardamom-soup/ but wondering if I can do it in the Instant Pot. But will have a chance to use the new immersion blender.  
    Who's cooking this weekend, the last of this January Whole30? 
     
     
     
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    ShellyM got a reaction from DebG44 in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    @DebG44 I am probably going to do a very slow and thoughtful re-entry so I will be staying mostly W30 probably thru   Feb as well.  I feel like I am just getting to the point where I am noticing those NSVs. Want to keep moving in that direction.  Fighting chronic inflammation requires a long term strategy. 
    I am sleeping much better and I definitely feel less "chubby." Clothes aren't as tight. Not dramatically so but enough for me to notice a change.  
    I live near a large Korean supermarket and they have the biggest freshest most diverse produce dept. and some different cuts of meat, esp pork. I buy pork bellies and fry them up to replace bacon.  They also have 5 varieties of sweet potatoes and the oriental ones make great noodles.  So that was on my breakfast plate today.  Have 2 meals packed for my long day at work today. 
    Stay strong. Remember the Alamo! 
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    ShellyM got a reaction from DebG44 in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    @DebG44 I am probably going to do a very slow and thoughtful re-entry so I will be staying mostly W30 probably thru   Feb as well.  I feel like I am just getting to the point where I am noticing those NSVs. Want to keep moving in that direction.  Fighting chronic inflammation requires a long term strategy. 
    I am sleeping much better and I definitely feel less "chubby." Clothes aren't as tight. Not dramatically so but enough for me to notice a change.  
    I live near a large Korean supermarket and they have the biggest freshest most diverse produce dept. and some different cuts of meat, esp pork. I buy pork bellies and fry them up to replace bacon.  They also have 5 varieties of sweet potatoes and the oriental ones make great noodles.  So that was on my breakfast plate today.  Have 2 meals packed for my long day at work today. 
    Stay strong. Remember the Alamo! 
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    ShellyM reacted to KTH1010 in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Hey Shelly, thanks! No, no one who can cook for me, but that's ok. Actually we had some friends over for brunch today and I said they didn't have to worry about making anything for me... but she did anyway, and it was a welcome change from what I've been eating! She made a skillet with eggs, ground turkey, mushroom and onion, topped with sliced sweet potato. It was great. 
    I'll make it through. Remember the Alamo!
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    ShellyM got a reaction from KTH1010 in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Good morning from San Antonio. I am at a 3 day meeting plus 1 day of travel. It's been tough but I am doing the best I can which is pretty good but not perfect.  
    I packed 2 meals for the trip down which was a very good thing because my original flight was cancelled. It turned into a very long somewhat stressful day.  
    The hotel has a hot breakfast with scrambled eggs and sausage and lots of other things that I can't eat.  
    For lunch and dinner I've been eating variations of grilled chicken on a salad. Chicken fajita salad. Chicken Cobb salad. And last night I had a taco baked potato.  So probably not totally compliant but as close as possible.  It feels like good practice for food freedom forever!  I have no cravings when they roll out the cookies, granola bars, Coke and chips during breaks.  
    I know this sounds corny, but when I feel myself faultering, I remember the Alamo.  I think of what they must have endured, surely I can endure limited food options while I am here. 
    Remember the Alamo! Stay strong. 
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    ShellyM reacted to mom56 in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    MistyJG- Congratulations!  What wonderful news!
    ShelleyM -your mock oatmeal sounds great,  i just got back from the store picking up a, few things including the butternut squash and pumpkin puree's to try them both!  With snow outside,  this sounds like a wonderful warming morning meal 
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    ShellyM got a reaction from MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    What a wonderful birthday gift!  Congratulations and your partner is right, you have been eating right for the last few weeks, and now have all the more reason to stay the path!
     
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    ShellyM reacted to mom56 in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    This morning I made what I call my version of lumberjack hash.  Cauliflower rice,  cabbage,  yelloe/green/ orange bell peppers, 1" asparagus, onion,  grape tomatoes, sliced chicken/ tomato/ basil sausage,  seasoning,  topped with a dippy egg.  Turkey bacon on the side and sliced watermelon.   1/2 small glass of fresh squeezed oj.  My husband got a larger portion than I and he commented 3 times that this breakfast was in his words "EXCELLENT "
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    ShellyM got a reaction from MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    @Olivia R
    https://meljoulwan.com/2014/11/10/oven-fried-salmon-cakes/
    Haven't made this in a while, but I wrote "Yumm" in the cookbook. https://meljoulwan.com/2017/04/28/west-african-chicken-stew-paleo-whole30/
    http://acalculatedwhisk.com/picadillo-with-plantains/
     
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    ShellyM got a reaction from DebG44 in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Went shopping today. $100.  I almost always think I bought too much food but it usually all gets eaten! I am planning on making sheet pan shrimp and broccoli for dinner. Also breakfast sausage patties. 
    Feeling very good! Sleeping great. Jeans not quite as tight! Wish it wasn't so darn cold but even a Whole30 can't change that. 

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    ShellyM got a reaction from MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    This breakfast was huge for me but now I am ready for a cold winter day! Are other people eating this much at breakfast? 
    Oriental sweet potato noodles sautéed over spinach with a little Italian dressing, homemade sausage patty, fried egg, and some avocado slices. And coffee with Nut pods. 

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    ShellyM got a reaction from MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Steph Gaudreau is a paleo/fitness/lifestyle blogger.  I found this blog post very insightful.
    https://www.stupideasypaleo.com/2018/01/13/stop-shrinking-take-up-space-instead/
    Focus on getting healthy, no on losing weight. Then decide how you will take up more space! Get stronger. 
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    ShellyM got a reaction from MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Hey where is everybody?  We are HALFWAY!  Anybody gotten to tiger blood?  Anybody struggling because they think they should be over the hump but they are not?  
    Tomorrow I go back to work after a 3-day weekend!  Today my husband and I went to see The Post followed by a yoga class.  Both excellent!  Many scenes from The Post were filmed in our little city of White Plains.  It was fun to recognize some of those spots.  
    Remember the picture I posted of all the food I bought on Saturday? Well, 3 days and I have cooked and prepped so much of it!  The eatin' is good in this neighborhood.  I made sausage patties (great for breakfast), sheet pan broccoli and shrimp (Fast & Easy cookbook, delicious), a whole chicken with gravy in the crockpot (very good but whenever I cook a whole chicken I feel like my whole kitchen is coated in layer of chicken grease), cream of mushroom soup in the Instant Pot (husband loves mushrooms and he loved the soup), mustard rubbed pork tenderloin with baby carrots (another sheet pan winner from Fast & Easy cookbook), kale chips (always a fav) and kale salad.  I thought I was going to put a good amount in the freezer but as usual I underestimated the amount of food 2 people eat, even in 3 days. In our non-Whole30 lives, we would not have eaten all 9 meals at home. Even though this is the 2nd W30 my husband and I have done together, I am still surprised at how much food it takes to feed 2 people 21 meals per week. Well, I did put some in the freezer and I have close to 2 days worth in the frig, I came to this as a person who enjoys cooking, but I think I might start looking for some shortcuts.  I spend ALOT of time in the kitchen.  
    I am not at tiger blood yet, but definitely feel more energized and in control. Not just of food, but everything.  
    How are you doing at the HALFWAY point?  
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    ShellyM got a reaction from DebG44 in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Went shopping today. $100.  I almost always think I bought too much food but it usually all gets eaten! I am planning on making sheet pan shrimp and broccoli for dinner. Also breakfast sausage patties. 
    Feeling very good! Sleeping great. Jeans not quite as tight! Wish it wasn't so darn cold but even a Whole30 can't change that. 

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    ShellyM reacted to mom56 in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Running low on some supplies,  so i decided to make a "dippy egg sweet potato hash "  with chopped green/ red peppers and onion.   Also,  a formed sausage patty and fruit.   It was a wonderful breakfast after all!

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    ShellyM got a reaction from MistyJG in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Greetings on Day 10. I feel energized today!  Hoping this is an indication that I am turning a corner.  I made a trip to Albany NY for a meeting. It was difficult to navigate meals, but I stayed with it. Lesson learned: staff are more than willing to help you if you make specific requests. But you have to speak up and ask.  I am sure they are used to dealing with people with all types of dietary restrictions, but I never wanted to be one of those people.  This was a big step for me--it is OK to be "special" and ask for modifications.  Example: we had lunch before we left. They rolled out a grilled cheese bar with 3 different types of grilled cheese sandwiches. There was a tossed salad as well, so my choice was either have a big salad with no protein or ask for something else.  I asked for something else and they brought me a piece of grilled chicken for the salad.  
    Today is my day off and food planning/shopping/prep day.  My food planning tends to a little less structured. Instead of planning very structured meals, I usually plan components that can then be mixed and matched over a few days. Today I already made taco meat, a tossed salad, and spiralized parsnip noodles.  For lunch I had salad with a green goddess dressing, taco meat over parsnip noodles that I sautéed in Magic Mushroom Powder, topped with leftover taco sauce (from Fast&Easy recipe). Yum!  I am going to make chicken tinga in my Instant Pot a little later and maybe something with sweet potatoes.  
    @MistyJG I loooooved the Shape of Water too!  Even more than Ladybird.