Colleen Roy

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Colleen Roy last won the day on July 24 2012

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    Running, gardening, reading, walking and hiking with my dogs, kayaking, skiing, snow-shoeing, craft beers....

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  1. Whole 30 & Robb Wolfs 30 day meal plan

    Check out nom nom paleo's website. She has a day by day menu for a whole30 you can look at and use. I think I remember the same thing on too.... I bet if you googled whole30 meal plan you'd come up with links to folks menus. You just have to make sure they really are whole30 compliant and not just paleo. While whole30 can be considered paleo, the purpose of it is to break the cycle of needing sugar and unhealthy food that cause inflammation. If you eat paleo-fied foods, it's harder to break the habit and desire for non-paleo versions. Stick with strict whole30 guidelines for the thirty days. When you finish, you might want to try those paleo-fied foods.
  2. Feeling anxious and discouraged - need help

    Bring a small cooler with some hard boiled eggs, cut up veggies and almond butter (or sunshine sauce!) and some cooked chicken and a container of salad greens to eat on the way there. There is almost always something compliant that you can eat when you are out. Just ask the server!!! Seltzer with a lime to drink at the bar and you are good to go!
  3. Can I sub cashew butter for sun butter in Pad Thai?

    Heck yeah you can! I use homemade almond butter in mine as I'm not a fan of the flavor of the Sunbutter. It's yummy!
  4. You could try making your own almond milk and see if you like it better.
  5. Whole 30 for Ultra runners

    Plan on at least a few weeks before your runs feels "normal" again. Everybody is different, but that seems to be the general consensus.
  6. You don't need to eat eggs for both breakfast and lunch. It really does help to stop thinking of them as breakfast, lunch and dinner too. The Meal 1, 2, & 3 concept makes it much easier to think about other options besides eggs for protien sources. I love leftovers for Meal 1 and Meal 2. Makes planning so much easier too!
  7. Whole30/Paleo Cookbooks

    EVERYTHING in Well Fed is delicious!!! Absolutely, positively, ridiculously freaking delicious!!! My favorite is the Paleo Pad Thai with Sunshine Sauce. It's like crack for whole30ers! And the Chocolate Chili is yummy. And the Bora Bora meatballs! and! and, and.....seriously. Everything is yummy!!!! I'm anxiously awaiting my copy of Well Fed 2, which I also bought for myself for Christmas!
  8. Sometimes the subtle improvements are HUGE.

    I find that I am so much calmer and my moods are more stable when I am eating clean than when I venture off the road. I'm super cranky if I have stuff like bread or sweets. Protein, vegetables and fruits are my friends. I'm ok with beans and a a little dairy in the form of cheese, but bread and sweets kick my butt.
  9. Huma energy gel is whole30 compliant I think. It's not really gel....fruit and chia seeds? I'm out of them at the moment, or I'd check the ingredient list, but I'm pretty sure it is compliant. But if you're post whole30, and it isn't compliant, it still works!
  10. Yoga help LOVE this site. You get a free trial, the it's $18 a month. Well worth it. There are tons of videos and workouts from beginner to expert that are super easy to follow. Check it out!
  11. butternut squash

    Cubed and roasted. Then I eat it as a veg at one meal, throw some in chili for another meal or two, throw some in a salad for another meal or two, mash some for a side , save some for soup....I like butternut squash, so I like to have it cooked and ready to go! It's all about prepping ahead at my house. No prep = bad food choices for me! Like last!? Good thing we aren't in the middle of a whole30, right? But I know that the zoodles with homemade bolognese sauce would have tasted ten times better-just didn't have an ounce of energy or willpower to do, guess what I'm doing today? Major prep day-BEFORE I go over to school for a few hours to catch up and plan after being out sick with the flu for three days last week! Food first, everything else second!
  12. Great paleo appetizers for parties

    Prosciutto wrapped peaches are easy and elegant....obviously better in peach season, but if you can find them try it! I always do an antipasto platter with compliant meats and fresh veggies and olives. I will include really, really good cheese if I am not doing a whole30.
  13. Cauliflower Soup

    That is a crazy easy and delicious recipe. I did use stock instead of water. Yum, yum, yum!
  14. Well, today is day 31!

    Alcohol kicks my butt since I did my first whole30 a little over a year ago. We've done two more since and I have a much lower tolerance for alcohol than I did prior to completing a whole30. Love it. I'm a much cheaper date these days. Plus, I feel much better after a celebration!
  15. day 5 and worst run ever. marathon in 2 weeks

    I despise running in the afternoons....this whole teaching thing really gets in the way of my morning workout routine! I love starting my days with a run or WOD. Yes, having the time to do it in the afternoon is better than not being able to do it all, but still, give me my mornings back!!!