SharynF

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  1. The reintro link? I always have trouble finding it when I want it. http://whole30.com/step-two-finished
  2. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    @pags98 do you have a hot food flask? I used to take leftovers to work in one and eat them for lunch. Worth the investment.
  3. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    NSV's - my jeans fall down without a belt. my wedding ring is looser- this is one of my major weight loss aims as it was my grandmother's ring and she wore it for 60+ years. I don't want to have to cut it off. my bad spotty skin is slowly clearing (more spots in my 60's than I have ever had) my sleep is improving and I am waking up less often during the night. I haven't read my kindle at 4am for over a week now . hubby is still doing all the washing up despite an oft mentioned increase in pans etc
  4. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    Day 15 and still doing ok. Just eaten some turkey mince before my aquafit class.
  5. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    Lovely supper on Day 10 - pan fried cod fillet on a bed of buttery (ghee) leeks. I got up too late to have breakfast before my PT session this morning but I prefer working out empty. I had a good lunch afterwards and didn't need to snack later either. I'm getting there. Found some compliant bacon and had bacon and eggs on a bed of spinach with a chilli oil drizzled over. Yummy. I've booked aquafit for tomorrow morning and I shall try to have something to eat beforehand.
  6. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    Cooking beef mince for breakfast! Day 9 and I am so doing this.
  7. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    Day 8 in UK and I'm up, showered, drinking my black coffee and not wanting to eat breakfast. I did ok all last week but today I just feel so full that I am going to wait until lunch which is only a couple of hours away. Last night's meal was a bit carby with roast potatoes and roasted parsnips with my slow cooked lamb. But they were lovely and compliant so that's all that really matters. There was some green veg on the plate too. I am waiting for a 'Whole 30 wow' to happen but I am my usual miserable autumnal self on the grey sky days we've been having after a fantastic summer. Got a day of sewing planned so a bit of creativity may boost my mood. Have a great day my lovelies. PS if you are in UK the Waitrose beef, vegetable and chicken stock is compliant and has a long shelf life. I made some chicken and mushroom soup for lunch yesterday and it was bangin'
  8. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    I have a severe intolerance to alcohol so I would have sent back that steak too. No excuse not to mention stuff on menus. Well done x
  9. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    Day 5 is going well although I woke up with heavy legs. But I actually slept all night last night for the first time in ages. iPad and phone turned off at 9pm and lights out at just gone 10 after a read in bed on my kindle (non backlit Paperwhite). This morning I managed to eat breakfast within an hour of getting up. I prepped it all before I showered and that seemed to help. I am loving my meals. Chicken, raw stir fry veggies with mayo for brekky, tuna and ego mayo with spinach and avocado oil and some citrus fruit with coconut milk and cocoa nibs for lunch. Last night I discovered that the bag of stir fry veggies I had contained sweetcorn kernels. So I picked mine out and left them on the side of my plate - and again this morning before I mixed in the mayo. I felt like a chicken scrabbling around looking for corn Have a good day 5 wherever you are x
  10. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    I understand the 'good day/bad day' scenario but I talked myself out of it years ago. Now it's just a number on a spreadsheet. I am almost 40lbs into a 70 or 80lb weight loss so it's never going to be quick or steady. As long as the number on the first of each month is a bit lower than the previous month I am happy.
  11. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    Day 4 and I'm going great guns. Pan fried chicken fillets with baby spinach and green beans and mayo for Meal 1. And some coconut milk with lovely fresh tasting green grapes and a few slivered almonds. When I get back into eating all this lovely food it makes me wonder why I ever stop. This is my 4th Whole 30 and it's like welcoming an old and very good friend back into my home. One thing I am doing differently this time is weighing myself each day. It's something I do and I am interested to see how/when the weight and inches come off, Whole 30 has never let me down in that respect so this is just for my personal interest. The mods won't like it but I've always been a rebel Have a great Day 4 October First-ers x
  12. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    Thanks, that's siting next to me on the sofa. Maybe I should read it!!
  13. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    Day 3 in UK. I am up early as I have to get Meal 1 in a good three hours before I get to the gym for a PT session. Two hard boiled eggs, a chunk of cucumber and a small dollop of mayo. And black coffee. I don't normally eat breakfast as I fast from 8pm to 1pm each day. It's what I am struggling with the most. I feel nauseous now and I'm hoping that wears off before 11. Also I usually add BCAA's (Branch Chain Amino Acids) to my water bottle to keep me energised at the gym but they contain sucralose Wish me luck!! Have a great Day 3 x
  14. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    that looks tasty. Where did you get the recipe for the meatballs?
  15. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    I'm on Day 2 here in UK and doing OK so far. Hubby made a compliant Bolognese sauce on Sunday so I've been having that with salad leaves for Meal 1. Scrambled eggs with baby spinach for lunch yesterday and my pulled pork with green beans for supper last night. A few berries and a banana mid afternoon which I know is not compliant but I know from previous W30's that my need to snack mid afternoon will disappear within a day or two. I went shopping and stocked up on cans of compliant coconut milk, compliant mayo and a large jar of black olives. I made ghee. And I am feeling positive. I am just brining some chicken breasts to freeze (á la Well fed One page 69) which is something I do regularly as it really is the best chicken you have ever eaten. Have a great Day 2 x
  16. SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    Hi, I am starting tomorrow, 1st October, too. I have done Whole 30 several times in the past - the longest was a Whole 90 in 2016. I have got into bad habits over the last month having been successfully losing weight for the previous twelve months. I'm in UK and there are a lot of posters around suggesting a "Sober October" but as I have been teetotal since 2001 I thought I would take the suggestion and make it Whole 30 time. I've reread the basics and am getting ready for tomorrow. I'll have to be up early as my first gym class is at 9:30 and I can't eat any closer than 3 hours before exercising. It sucks now I'm retired but it's only 30 days. See y'all tomorrow.
  17. I made a batch yesterday and ate it in two sittings! Glad you like it.
  18. SharynF

    Help! Resources in the UK

    Baby spinach - where do you buy yours? I gave up on Aldi as their's just wasn't 'baby' with thick stalks and large leaves. Now Sainsbury's are going the same way. I want nice little leaves with thin stalks. Any idea where I can get these?
  19. SharynF

    Help! Resources in the UK

    I thought sulphites were out. So my poaching method wins for me. Pork mince with smoked paprika makes a pretty good chorizo substitute
  20. SharynF

    Help! Resources in the UK

    What about these? Not sure about the sulphites. Ingredients: Pork (97%), Salt, Water, Coriander, White Balsamic Vinegar [Wine Vinegar, Grape Must, Preservative:Sulphur Dioxide], White Pepper, Pimento, Preservative: Sodium Sulphite, Chilli, Filled into Natural Pork Casings I make my own from just mince and seasonings using Carluccio's poaching method.
  21. Try this avocado cucumber egg salad recipe and you will love it so much you could eat it every day. Ignore the bread roll and don't look at the others mentioned on the link as they are mostly non-compliant. Sometimes I add some chopped meat to an egg salad, or some canned tuna or sardine. And make sure you HB the eggs as in that recipe - it works so well, saves gas, makes them easy to peel and no grey yolk.
  22. Have you tried making meals with mince and eating them with a spoon? Eating a sloppy bowl of Bolognese sauce with a spoon is quite different to sawing away and chewing a lump of beef or pork.
  23. SharynF

    Help! Resources in the UK

    John West Infusions are great for on the go. I keep a couple in the car with a fork for emergencies Sainsburys often have a sugar free jerky but it makes my jaw ache chewing it. I refuse to pay £10+ for an 8 fl.oz bottle of soy sauce substitute which doesn't have much flavour apart from salty. Sorry Amazon - rip offs don't work with me. Other than that it's hard boiled eggs which I source from a friend's farm about a mile away from home.
  24. SharynF

    Struggling with the morning routine

    The turkey mince with apple and cinnamon in ISWF is awesome. Good hot or cold. A box of that with some avo slices and spinach would be a great take away breakfast. Don't forget the fork