Bojibelle

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    Bojibelle got a reaction from Chef Mike in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    And I don't know what I was thinking!  I am still 61 for 6 more months!!
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from Kathikay in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Hello - I started on Jan 2 but have not had time until today to check in.  I am 62 and this is my 4th or 5th W30 and I have always been successful with the 30 days, and the following month or two but then things sort of disintegrate.  I had some major changes this fall - moved into a smaller place, remodeled that smaller place while living in it, started a new extremely fun but challenging job, helping my parents with some very heavy decisions on assisted living and got a new puppy.  So my wheels went off the track.  I always feel great when I eat and live the W30 way, so my goal this time is to understand my triggers better so that perhaps next time I won't go off track.  The one thing that I have never been able to really fully heal is my digestion so I am going Whole 30 AIP this time which means no eggs and no nightshades although I don't eat the nightshades regularly anyway. Leaving eggs of the menu is a sacrifice for me but I eat so many of them, I think it is good to give it a break. I am going to journal this time so that when I do get stuck, I have some data to provide to the moderators. And at the end of 30 days, my gut (ha ha) says I will be doing a Whole 60. I am doing a bunch of cook-up on a regular basis.  In fact there is a grass-fed/pastured pork roast in my crock pot.  I used a WellFed 2 recipe - Italian Pork Shoulder Roast.  It is my go to winter or summer!   MMMMMMMM! Off to put dinner together for me and the dogs!
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from caedmon22 in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Day 5 and I am feeling left out.  I don't have any headaches and I am not hungry between meals (with one exception and I had some turkey carcass soup with an avocado instead of a fruit snack which is what I would have done before) and I am sleeping great!. Perhaps I didn't offroad as bad as I thought. The two biggest challenges for me are:  1) no eggs for breakfast.  Remember I am doing an AIP Whole 30. I have found some great recipes but just not the same; 2) not looking for something to crunch on - like plantain chips or the latest new paleo cracker.  I love the salty savory crunch.  I am over the sweet stuff. Of course I don't have any of it in the house so I just have a cup of tea in the evening - peppermint and chamomile with lavender.  Very nice.  And the best is to get into a hot bath right before bed.  Awesome!
     
    Still eating on my left over Italian Pork Roast that I cooked earlier in the week.  Next I am going to try chicken livers.  I found some pastured chicken livers through US Wellness Meats.  I will fry one package first.  Next I will make some pate.  Yummm!
     
    I work at home but have two dogs, one a puppy and they both need attention so that gets me up and walking them several times a day.
     
    Keep going strong!  I know it will be worth it for all of us.
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from caedmon22 in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Day 5 and I am feeling left out.  I don't have any headaches and I am not hungry between meals (with one exception and I had some turkey carcass soup with an avocado instead of a fruit snack which is what I would have done before) and I am sleeping great!. Perhaps I didn't offroad as bad as I thought. The two biggest challenges for me are:  1) no eggs for breakfast.  Remember I am doing an AIP Whole 30. I have found some great recipes but just not the same; 2) not looking for something to crunch on - like plantain chips or the latest new paleo cracker.  I love the salty savory crunch.  I am over the sweet stuff. Of course I don't have any of it in the house so I just have a cup of tea in the evening - peppermint and chamomile with lavender.  Very nice.  And the best is to get into a hot bath right before bed.  Awesome!
     
    Still eating on my left over Italian Pork Roast that I cooked earlier in the week.  Next I am going to try chicken livers.  I found some pastured chicken livers through US Wellness Meats.  I will fry one package first.  Next I will make some pate.  Yummm!
     
    I work at home but have two dogs, one a puppy and they both need attention so that gets me up and walking them several times a day.
     
    Keep going strong!  I know it will be worth it for all of us.
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    Bojibelle reacted to Stegner in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    As with last time, I have trouble after dinner. Even if I had a gorgeous meal that I completely enjoyed and feel full and well fed, I get an intrusive "is that all there is" feeling. I can distract myself with this or that, but I know I have to fight off that feeling until it goes away. That is the biggest rut I have to climb out of. It's dark. It's deep. It's dirty and it messes me up.
    I made myself some bulletproof coffee this morning... a double shot of espresso with coconut oil and ghee, whizzed with an immersion blender. It's the best.
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from Chef Mike in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    And I don't know what I was thinking!  I am still 61 for 6 more months!!
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from Kathikay in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Hello - I started on Jan 2 but have not had time until today to check in.  I am 62 and this is my 4th or 5th W30 and I have always been successful with the 30 days, and the following month or two but then things sort of disintegrate.  I had some major changes this fall - moved into a smaller place, remodeled that smaller place while living in it, started a new extremely fun but challenging job, helping my parents with some very heavy decisions on assisted living and got a new puppy.  So my wheels went off the track.  I always feel great when I eat and live the W30 way, so my goal this time is to understand my triggers better so that perhaps next time I won't go off track.  The one thing that I have never been able to really fully heal is my digestion so I am going Whole 30 AIP this time which means no eggs and no nightshades although I don't eat the nightshades regularly anyway. Leaving eggs of the menu is a sacrifice for me but I eat so many of them, I think it is good to give it a break. I am going to journal this time so that when I do get stuck, I have some data to provide to the moderators. And at the end of 30 days, my gut (ha ha) says I will be doing a Whole 60. I am doing a bunch of cook-up on a regular basis.  In fact there is a grass-fed/pastured pork roast in my crock pot.  I used a WellFed 2 recipe - Italian Pork Shoulder Roast.  It is my go to winter or summer!   MMMMMMMM! Off to put dinner together for me and the dogs!
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    Bojibelle reacted to caedmon22 in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    hi folks. i'll be 65 in april. went through cancer in 2015 (i'm okay now...so far so good!) and this seemed like the perfect way to jumpstart restoring my health going forward. i'm on day 2. i had planned on doing the 7-day meal plan in the book but i discovered 1) it is way too exhausting for me to spend that much time cooking, cleaning up after cooking, cooking again etc (the first 24 hours!) and 2) i spent $148 on food for three days (can't keep THAT up!) and 3) those recipes that serve two? must be for two giant lumberjacks who participate in extreme sports every day. way more food than i can eat. so i'm slowing waaaaayyyyy down on that (lesson learned!) and just pick and choose a few more recipes to add in to my already huge stockpile of leftovers! anyway. this is fun. i'm excited. and looking forward to lots of positive changes.
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    Bojibelle reacted to caedmon22 in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
     
    this cracked me up that's something i would do staying away from super bowl parties this year
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    Bojibelle reacted to Kathikay in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    @Mike,
    I have crispy chicken thighs in the oven.  Covered in lemon, garlic, olive oil that I pureed in a food processor.  The smell is filling up my kitchen!  I bake them on a rack so they get all crispy and stuff.  It's a technique I learned on nomnompaleo.com.  She has great W30 recipes.  I am so happy right now....
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    Bojibelle reacted to Chef Mike in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Day 2 is under way and I am glad to be back in the swing. I love my 7 AM breakfast and I have successfully kept the coconut milk in my coffee habit. I don' think I could go back to cream anyway. The headache I feared is beginning as I type this, but will be gone by Thursday or so. Upping my sodium usually helps with that and muscle aches. I'm going to do more this time with leafy greens beyond salads. More kale, collards and chards. I am already a big fan of brussel spouts and cabbages of all sorts. They are great for adding that texture and crunch you can get anywhere else. Also going to to look for more choices in mushrooms to add to my veggies. Variety really is an important aspect to this plan, for me anyway.
     
    Would love to hear about others recipes and meal solutions you like on the Whole30 life.
    Enjoy,
    Mike
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    Bojibelle reacted to NancyW in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Hi all! I'm 58, and this is my second W30. My first was in September, and I rocked it! Reintroduction tanked though, as I took back all the bad crap I needed to stay away from, namely sugar, dairy and wheat. I'm not sure if all three of those need to stay out of my life, but sugar for SURE. When I turn 60 in July of 2017, I want to be in the best shape of my life. I'm happy (finally!) and mostly healthy, so I've got a good start, but I've battled depression and disordered eating since my teens. I'm on day 5 today, and definitely in KILL ALL THE THINGS mode. I had 11 days off over the holidays and am struggling to get back to "adulting." Wearing shoes yesterday was one of the biggest adjustments... I also hang out with the Tiger Tots and the Crew, but I thought some extra over-50 support sure couldn't hurt. Nice to meet all of you!
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    Bojibelle reacted to Kathikay in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Day one done! Now on to the fun stuff right? I kinda panicked this morning when I was thinking about what I had committed too. But I went for a 2 mile walk in the rain. Ahhhhh, Seattle winters. Great way to clear your head (and flatten your hair) . Ready for day 2!
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    Bojibelle reacted to SugarcubeOD in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Good for you for finding lifestyle ways to prevent later life conditions that are preventable! The world would be so much healthier and less... afflicted, if more people took the type of responsibility for their health that you are taking! Way to go, you're going to rock this!!As you go, try and lean into the uncomfortable feeling of wanting something sweet after dinner instead of supplementing it with nuts... this will keep your cravings alive and well unfortunately... Not saying you CAN'T do it, but be mindful when you are so you can start breaking the dessert habit. Some alternates are a hot bubble bath, brushing your teeth, a walk, a tea, coming on here ()... it's only usually a few minutes for a few days and then voila! No more after dinner cravings!
    Rock on sister!
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from Kathikay in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Hello - I started on Jan 2 but have not had time until today to check in.  I am 62 and this is my 4th or 5th W30 and I have always been successful with the 30 days, and the following month or two but then things sort of disintegrate.  I had some major changes this fall - moved into a smaller place, remodeled that smaller place while living in it, started a new extremely fun but challenging job, helping my parents with some very heavy decisions on assisted living and got a new puppy.  So my wheels went off the track.  I always feel great when I eat and live the W30 way, so my goal this time is to understand my triggers better so that perhaps next time I won't go off track.  The one thing that I have never been able to really fully heal is my digestion so I am going Whole 30 AIP this time which means no eggs and no nightshades although I don't eat the nightshades regularly anyway. Leaving eggs of the menu is a sacrifice for me but I eat so many of them, I think it is good to give it a break. I am going to journal this time so that when I do get stuck, I have some data to provide to the moderators. And at the end of 30 days, my gut (ha ha) says I will be doing a Whole 60. I am doing a bunch of cook-up on a regular basis.  In fact there is a grass-fed/pastured pork roast in my crock pot.  I used a WellFed 2 recipe - Italian Pork Shoulder Roast.  It is my go to winter or summer!   MMMMMMMM! Off to put dinner together for me and the dogs!
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from Chef Mike in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    And I don't know what I was thinking!  I am still 61 for 6 more months!!
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from Kathikay in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Hello - I started on Jan 2 but have not had time until today to check in.  I am 62 and this is my 4th or 5th W30 and I have always been successful with the 30 days, and the following month or two but then things sort of disintegrate.  I had some major changes this fall - moved into a smaller place, remodeled that smaller place while living in it, started a new extremely fun but challenging job, helping my parents with some very heavy decisions on assisted living and got a new puppy.  So my wheels went off the track.  I always feel great when I eat and live the W30 way, so my goal this time is to understand my triggers better so that perhaps next time I won't go off track.  The one thing that I have never been able to really fully heal is my digestion so I am going Whole 30 AIP this time which means no eggs and no nightshades although I don't eat the nightshades regularly anyway. Leaving eggs of the menu is a sacrifice for me but I eat so many of them, I think it is good to give it a break. I am going to journal this time so that when I do get stuck, I have some data to provide to the moderators. And at the end of 30 days, my gut (ha ha) says I will be doing a Whole 60. I am doing a bunch of cook-up on a regular basis.  In fact there is a grass-fed/pastured pork roast in my crock pot.  I used a WellFed 2 recipe - Italian Pork Shoulder Roast.  It is my go to winter or summer!   MMMMMMMM! Off to put dinner together for me and the dogs!
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    Bojibelle reacted to Chef Mike in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Started today January 4th, this will be my third round. I did some serious off-roading during the holidays, so I'm glad to be back on plan. I'm 55 and this has been one of the best things I have ever done. It get's easier every time. Hope that all of us can help each other in our journey.
     
    Mike
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    Bojibelle reacted to TCans in Jan 2016 Start Date - Calling all over 50 folks!   
    Hi everyone!! Thanks for starting this thread!
    I'm Tracey and turned 50 in November. I have had such difficulty in keeping my weight AND my cravings under control in the last few years. I just can't seem to get any weight off. I know...I know this isn't about weight. My other issues with inflammation cause me probs as well. I have a love - hate relationship with bread and dairy.
    Haha! Confession time I guess!
    I did a successful whole 30 in June and felt fabulous. Since then I've tried two more but not been able to complete them. And my inflammation issues return with my bad eating habits.
    My goal this month is to reset my habits and keep them reset for this year and the rest of my life. I want a healthy future.
    This also fits with my only resolution for 2016, which is to treat me the way I treat the people in my life I love. No negative talk, no hating myself. Just love
    I look forward to chatting and supporting each other through this adventure.
    Hope your day was wonderful and a success!
    Peace
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from MeGA"gardener" in 7/1/15 - Experiments in Bike Riding   
    Well I had a fall. Someone brought in gluten free cookies but certainly not Paleo. I indulged and regret it. Bloating. But back on regular compliance. I will feel better soon.
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from JenX in 7/1/15 - Experiments in Bike Riding   
    @JenX - I did recover from the oatmeal. Glad you are walking but try to build up to your previous mileage.
    Just went back to compliant eating and was fine. Next was champagne because of bridal shower. Headache and achy joints that night. Not bad but could see how if I drank often it would accumulate and not be good for me. Then it was a wee bit of goat cheese on my zoodles and tomato basil mixture. Had a tiny bit of bloat. Again I think it is the accumulation that gets us. Today I was at a luncheon and they served salad with salmon. I brought my own dressing because I can't stand most commercial dressings. It was nice not to worry about how the salmon was cooked. Dessert was cheesecake or sorbet. I had neither and was most satisfied and a bit smug that I didn't eat them.
    Bottom line is that I like how I feel when compliant but miss things on occasion so will allow a treat every so often. I don't feel the need right now to keep testing things since I know how I react to them from previous W30s. Very different for me and my attitude feels healthy.
    Remember I said I hadn't lost weight per the scale - I did lose about 3 pounds which is probably water weight but people keep saying I look great. I guess I will go with the vista instead of the scale. Keep up the good work.
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from MeGA"gardener" in Over 60 and starting first whole30   
    Kbingy - The daily emails are great and really help to keep you on track.  The best helper is to plan and do prep one day a week.  Then you can just grab and cook or grab and eat easily and not get sidelined.  Go to Clothes Make the Girl and learn how to make her mayo for the fantastic tuna salad recipe in Well Fed 1.  no need to microwave that.  I also make up a bunch of soups or casseroles and freeze them but of course you need a microwave for them.  You might try the stuffed grape leaves recipe in Well Fed 2.  I also like the Scotch Eggs in Well Fed 1for a cold lunch.  Also one of my quick lunches that helps when you are gong through the first week or so is canned salmon (smoked if you can find it without sugar) on romaine lettuce with capers, diced onions and avocado and olive oil and lemon juice.  The fat is good for you and helps with the withdrawal from sugar and grains. Have fun!
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from JenX in 7/1/15 - Experiments in Bike Riding   
    @JenX - I did recover from the oatmeal. Glad you are walking but try to build up to your previous mileage.
    Just went back to compliant eating and was fine. Next was champagne because of bridal shower. Headache and achy joints that night. Not bad but could see how if I drank often it would accumulate and not be good for me. Then it was a wee bit of goat cheese on my zoodles and tomato basil mixture. Had a tiny bit of bloat. Again I think it is the accumulation that gets us. Today I was at a luncheon and they served salad with salmon. I brought my own dressing because I can't stand most commercial dressings. It was nice not to worry about how the salmon was cooked. Dessert was cheesecake or sorbet. I had neither and was most satisfied and a bit smug that I didn't eat them.
    Bottom line is that I like how I feel when compliant but miss things on occasion so will allow a treat every so often. I don't feel the need right now to keep testing things since I know how I react to them from previous W30s. Very different for me and my attitude feels healthy.
    Remember I said I hadn't lost weight per the scale - I did lose about 3 pounds which is probably water weight but people keep saying I look great. I guess I will go with the vista instead of the scale. Keep up the good work.
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from rdallas05 in 7/1/15 - Experiments in Bike Riding   
    I tested oatmeal today and with in 30 minutes of eating breakfast I had a bloated stomach. I decided that it was not worth it to test any more the rest of the day. So I will be three days compliant and test goAt cheese for my next challenge. The good thing is that as I've been drinking water throughout the day the bloating has gone down but I am very constipated. TMI I am sure. Just the facts folks.
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    Bojibelle got a reaction from Oldehiker in 7/1/15 - Experiments in Bike Riding   
    And I forgot to say thanx to JenX. Muchas gracias.