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    snowflower got a reaction from stacie66 in #SeptemberWhole30   
     
    Are you doing pre and post WO meals??  This can make a difference.
    OMG! I need to try this!
    Hang in there....and try to get a complete 30 days in.  It'll be 4 Sundays that you need to make adjustments to and then you can add things back in and decide what is worth it for you.
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    snowflower got a reaction from stacie66 in #SeptemberWhole30   
     
    Are you doing pre and post WO meals??  This can make a difference.
    OMG! I need to try this!
    Hang in there....and try to get a complete 30 days in.  It'll be 4 Sundays that you need to make adjustments to and then you can add things back in and decide what is worth it for you.
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    snowflower reacted to stacie66 in #SeptemberWhole30   
    I'm not liking that you "faffed"...guess that is Aussie for messed up , but like the fact that you're getting right back to it.  Good Luck, @aussiegal!
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    snowflower reacted to NoneOtherThanAmy in #SeptemberWhole30   
    @stacie66 So glad the worst of the storm is over for you and happy you were able to remain compliant! 
    @aussiegal Bummer! But so glad you're getting right back at it. I really feel that a full Whole30 is the best present you can give yourself, so I'm happy you're trying again. 
    @alisonmae I'm not sure that it's normal to go through a 2nd phase of carb flu, but as someone else mentioned, perhaps you're not eating enough of a certain nutrient or perhaps you're relying too much on quick sugars? You should also be going through fat adaptation right around day 8-11, so it could be your body trying to adjust. I know you mentioned earlier that you've got a new favorite snack. Snacking isn't forbidden on a Whole30, but we're encouraged to adjust our meals so that they'll hold us 4-6 hours so that we don't need to snack at all. Honestly, this is my favorite thing about Whole30; I don't have to snack. It's so freeing to not have to constantly think about what snacks I'm going to eat to tide me over until my next meal. I just eat my meals. 
    I'm no help in the coffee area...I've drunk my coffee black for years before I started Whole30. I've always been a big believer in not drinking my calories. Of course, this led me to drinking diet soda, which is definitely not the healthiest choice, but I've pretty much kicked that habit now. 
    I was reading through a thread on this forum about reintroducing paleo "cheat treats" (i.e. the SWYPO stuff we're not allowed on a Whole30) and the responses got me thinking. I still use food as a reward on my Whole30. The steak dinner and the bacon this weekend were both to celebrate the completion of my first 5k race. I'm going to try to be more aware of this. I'd much rather find non-food ways to congratulate myself, because as soon as the Whole30 ends it's all too easy to slip back into the "treat" dessert which then leads to a "treat" meal which then leads to more "treat" meals until I feel miserable again. 
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    snowflower reacted to srdamore14 in #SeptemberWhole30   
    @aussiegal the first time I finally completed a Whole30 it was after a few failures and close to a year of starts and stops. Good for you for renewing your commitment! Good luck!
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    snowflower got a reaction from stacie66 in #SeptemberWhole30   
    Snowflower's Eggroll in a Bowl  -- I've been making this for years.  It's a super easy one skillet meal and the leftovers taste great, too!  
    1 pound ground pork 1/2 yellow or white onion chopped 2 tsp sesame oil 3 cloves garlic 1 tsp ground ginger 1/4C coconut aminos splash of fish sauce 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper 1 package of precut coleslaw from Whole Foods (this has green and red cabbage and carrots and is probably around 6 Cups if you want to cut your own) 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Brown pork in a large saute pan until fully cooked.  Add chopped onion and sesame oil.  Cook until onions brown a bit.  Mix spices and coconut aminos in a small bowl and then add to pork mixture.  Add splash of fish sauce.  Stir.  Add cabbage mix and stir until cabbage has wilted a little bit.
     
     
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    snowflower got a reaction from stacie66 in #SeptemberWhole30   
    Where has everyone been? Hopefully still alive and kickin'....
    I'm making my grocery list now and plan on doing some cooking today.  I'm making:
    egg roll in a bowl (I'll post my recipe in a separate post)
    crockpot chili https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/slow-cooker-white-chicken-chili-sweet-potato-paleo-whole30/
    and trying something new:  ribs in the instant pot with some broccoli slaw.  I'll post the recipes if I like them.
    Have a great Sunday!
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    snowflower got a reaction from stacie66 in #SeptemberWhole30   
    Snowflower's Eggroll in a Bowl  -- I've been making this for years.  It's a super easy one skillet meal and the leftovers taste great, too!  
    1 pound ground pork 1/2 yellow or white onion chopped 2 tsp sesame oil 3 cloves garlic 1 tsp ground ginger 1/4C coconut aminos splash of fish sauce 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper 1 package of precut coleslaw from Whole Foods (this has green and red cabbage and carrots and is probably around 6 Cups if you want to cut your own) 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Brown pork in a large saute pan until fully cooked.  Add chopped onion and sesame oil.  Cook until onions brown a bit.  Mix spices and coconut aminos in a small bowl and then add to pork mixture.  Add splash of fish sauce.  Stir.  Add cabbage mix and stir until cabbage has wilted a little bit.
     
     
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    snowflower got a reaction from NoneOtherThanAmy in #SeptemberWhole30   
    California is a glorious place to be when you're doing Whole30.
    People.  Restaurant menus & servers.  Grocery stores.  They are way ahead of the rest of the country as far as food and nutrition (and accommodating those of us on Whoel30).  
    People...I told you all I'd report back on the meaty marinara sauce that was posted on instagram.....IT WAS A SUCCESS!  The whole family loved it.  And leftovers have been even more delicious than the first day!  Here's the post if you're interested.
     
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    snowflower got a reaction from bethross in September 1st start with September 14th Colonoscopy   
    You should be fine using regular tap water.  I'm a nurse, if that makes me a credible source.   I do colonoscopy preps quite frequently at work and we mix the miralax or golytely with water every time.
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    snowflower got a reaction from NoneOtherThanAmy in #SeptemberWhole30   
    I agree with @ShellyM and would go with Well Fed Weeknights.  AND definitely check out her website, there are so many great recipes from WF1 and WF2 on there!  Especially the Italian Roasted Pork Shoulder (I make this once a month at least) http://meljoulwan.com/2012/10/16/slow-cooker-italian-pork-roast/
    @ShellyM and to anyone else struggling with weather issues....hang in there and sending thoughts of love and safety your way.
    One week down for me and it flew by with a busy week at work.  Have a great day everyone!
     
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    snowflower got a reaction from NoneOtherThanAmy in #SeptemberWhole30   
    California is a glorious place to be when you're doing Whole30.
    People.  Restaurant menus & servers.  Grocery stores.  They are way ahead of the rest of the country as far as food and nutrition (and accommodating those of us on Whoel30).  
    People...I told you all I'd report back on the meaty marinara sauce that was posted on instagram.....IT WAS A SUCCESS!  The whole family loved it.  And leftovers have been even more delicious than the first day!  Here's the post if you're interested.
     
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    snowflower got a reaction from NoneOtherThanAmy in #SeptemberWhole30   
    Her cookbooks are the BEST in my opinion.  So many of the things I've tried have become staples that I make over and over again.  I have all 3 and have regulars from each of them.
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    snowflower got a reaction from NoneOtherThanAmy in #SeptemberWhole30   
    California is a glorious place to be when you're doing Whole30.
    People.  Restaurant menus & servers.  Grocery stores.  They are way ahead of the rest of the country as far as food and nutrition (and accommodating those of us on Whoel30).  
    People...I told you all I'd report back on the meaty marinara sauce that was posted on instagram.....IT WAS A SUCCESS!  The whole family loved it.  And leftovers have been even more delicious than the first day!  Here's the post if you're interested.
     
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    snowflower got a reaction from NoneOtherThanAmy in #SeptemberWhole30   
    California is a glorious place to be when you're doing Whole30.
    People.  Restaurant menus & servers.  Grocery stores.  They are way ahead of the rest of the country as far as food and nutrition (and accommodating those of us on Whoel30).  
    People...I told you all I'd report back on the meaty marinara sauce that was posted on instagram.....IT WAS A SUCCESS!  The whole family loved it.  And leftovers have been even more delicious than the first day!  Here's the post if you're interested.
     
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    snowflower got a reaction from NoneOtherThanAmy in #SeptemberWhole30   
    Her cookbooks are the BEST in my opinion.  So many of the things I've tried have become staples that I make over and over again.  I have all 3 and have regulars from each of them.
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    snowflower got a reaction from NoneOtherThanAmy in #SeptemberWhole30   
    Her cookbooks are the BEST in my opinion.  So many of the things I've tried have become staples that I make over and over again.  I have all 3 and have regulars from each of them.
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    snowflower reacted to AllieCat24 in Any good Gyro recipes floating around?   
    I tried it! Delicious thank you !
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    snowflower got a reaction from stacie66 in #SeptemberWhole30   
    oh how this rings true for me....I was a carb addict before I found Whole30 and felt so depressed and miserable most of the time.  I was constantly needing more carbs to keep my blood sugar stable and it was a vicious cycle that I couldn't break.  My first Whole30 was brutal..."the carb flu" knocked me on my a$$ for the first week.  I could barely work out and had no energy as my body was adjusting to no sugar and no processed carbs.  I added in lots of starchy veggies to get through, but it was still so tough. My point here is that the food I was eating CONTROLLED me!  Now....I control my food.  It's such a great feeling.  I'm still far from perfect and struggle with my food freedom and adding sugar back in, but I have come so far since that first Whole30.  Best of luck to you on your journey.
     
    HANG. IN. THERE. It does get better.  And I AM making the Slow Cooker Meaty Marinara Sauce RIGHT NOW!  If you're close to Wheaton, IL, stop by and I'll give you a plate with some zucchini noodles and some leftover wedge salad from last night.   
     
    So sorry to hear about this.  Sending hopes for rain and safety for all the firefighters and families affected by this.
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    snowflower got a reaction from stacie66 in #SeptemberWhole30   
    oh how this rings true for me....I was a carb addict before I found Whole30 and felt so depressed and miserable most of the time.  I was constantly needing more carbs to keep my blood sugar stable and it was a vicious cycle that I couldn't break.  My first Whole30 was brutal..."the carb flu" knocked me on my a$$ for the first week.  I could barely work out and had no energy as my body was adjusting to no sugar and no processed carbs.  I added in lots of starchy veggies to get through, but it was still so tough. My point here is that the food I was eating CONTROLLED me!  Now....I control my food.  It's such a great feeling.  I'm still far from perfect and struggle with my food freedom and adding sugar back in, but I have come so far since that first Whole30.  Best of luck to you on your journey.
     
    HANG. IN. THERE. It does get better.  And I AM making the Slow Cooker Meaty Marinara Sauce RIGHT NOW!  If you're close to Wheaton, IL, stop by and I'll give you a plate with some zucchini noodles and some leftover wedge salad from last night.   
     
    So sorry to hear about this.  Sending hopes for rain and safety for all the firefighters and families affected by this.
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    snowflower reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in Started September 1st   
    Homemade mayo...mmmmm...yessssss... make the homemade mayo!!! The texture...the taste...the freshness... you may never buy it again. I don't...
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    snowflower reacted to stacie66 in #SeptemberWhole30   
    Hello, All,
    Finishing up Day 5 and feel pretty good.  Didn't need a nap today, so that was a bonus. 
    Sorry to hear about your weekend  @alisonmae  I hope the weather cooperates with you all! I'm in Florida and would gladly send you some of our rain! I spent the day driving around to different grocery stores to stock up on water and supplies...my patience was truly tested, but I managed to not punch anyone.
    Just coming onto this board and seeing how some of you are struggling, but still keeping on the plan is really inspiring. Hang in there @hefreeman and @NoneOtherThanAmy! 
    Someone mentioned a NSV, so I'll share one.  Today, I was so proud of myself for grilling up 4 chicken breasts. I put them on the grill and then signed into Instagram to look for a recipe from the Whole30 board to go with it.  Naturally, I ended up looking at numerous cat videos and other very important pictures.  Fast forward 1 hour....OH, CRAP, MY CHICKEN!  Normally, I would have thrown out the chicken, opened up a bottle of wine and asked my husband to pick up Panda Express, but tonight that thought never even entered my mind.  I cut off the burnt parts, chopped up the rest and mixed it with the Basic Mayo and some lemon juice and made chicken salad instead. I roasted some broccoli and sweet potatoes and then tossed in a handful of cashews, too.  I call this recipe A Big Hot Mess, but it wasn't too bad and it checked all of the food boxes needed.
    Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow!
     
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    snowflower reacted to NoneOtherThanAmy in #SeptemberWhole30   
    Welcome! I love your attitude and I'm so glad you've come here and made a commitment to your health by joining in with us. I'm too tired to look up specific websites, but I love Stupid Easy Paleo, Nom Nom Paleo, and Mel Joulwan of the Well Fed cookbooks (I've heard great things about her cookbooks, but I haven't tried one yet). If you do instagram, follow the whole30recipes account to get several whole30 recipes each day. It's kind of an amazing feed. I wish I had been following along during my first whole30.
    I feel like I have a very similar story as yours. I've tried so many weightloss things that just never stuck and would be embarrassed to eat my treats or full servings of food in front of people. That has all changed since my first whole30 and I am so grateful! Food doesn't control me anymore and it did for a LONG time.  
     
    OK I'm going to put this in a single post so I don't keep clogging up the thread  @alisonmae I hope you get some rain over there in Oregon! Your story puts my weather grumbling into perspective. I was cranky today because we've had a few days of humid upper 80s and 90s again after a brief reprieve the last week or so. I'll send all my good weather thoughts your way.
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    snowflower got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in Started September 1st   
    This is the most delicious ranch dressing I've ever eaten:
    http://meljoulwan.com/2014/03/10/paleo-ranch-dressing/
    you're used to everything being sweet....that does take some time to adjust to.  Have you tried making homemade mayo yet?  
     
     
     
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    snowflower got a reaction from stacie66 in #SeptemberWhole30   
    oh how this rings true for me....I was a carb addict before I found Whole30 and felt so depressed and miserable most of the time.  I was constantly needing more carbs to keep my blood sugar stable and it was a vicious cycle that I couldn't break.  My first Whole30 was brutal..."the carb flu" knocked me on my a$$ for the first week.  I could barely work out and had no energy as my body was adjusting to no sugar and no processed carbs.  I added in lots of starchy veggies to get through, but it was still so tough. My point here is that the food I was eating CONTROLLED me!  Now....I control my food.  It's such a great feeling.  I'm still far from perfect and struggle with my food freedom and adding sugar back in, but I have come so far since that first Whole30.  Best of luck to you on your journey.
     
    HANG. IN. THERE. It does get better.  And I AM making the Slow Cooker Meaty Marinara Sauce RIGHT NOW!  If you're close to Wheaton, IL, stop by and I'll give you a plate with some zucchini noodles and some leftover wedge salad from last night.   
     
    So sorry to hear about this.  Sending hopes for rain and safety for all the firefighters and families affected by this.