Dem

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  1. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    So I decided to go off plan on Sunday and restart Monday. Well, today my breastfeeding baby woke up with a big pimple on his cheek. He used to have baby acne on both cheeks but it cleared up during my whole30! I didn't even make the connection until today. So, back on plan for me!
  2. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    ElkaSimmy, I feel the same way about wine. It'seems just not worth it to me anymore. Prynceszh, that is great. You are doing good things for yourself. Today was my 3rd day of no fruit. I am hungry alot. I have a hard time finding time to sit and eat a real meal. But I keep reminding myself that it'should worth it.
  3. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Wow, congrats Ksprljan!
  4. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Well, the scale says I lost 9 lbs but my mirror selfie doesn't look much different from my "before" pic. I am going to keep eating this way because I want to lose more weight and I never really reached tiger blood. I think I need to just cut out all fruit.
  5. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Woohoo! Day 30 in the bag!! Congratulations guys! We did it!!!
  6. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    I'm just going to keep going. I feel like my body needs more time reach tiger blood phase. Plus I don't really want any particular food, just sugar in general. I've broken up with chocolate for good (I had already done that a few months ago, but we had one last fling on Easter), and what's the point of eating sugar if it's not chocolate? Now when I'm hungry I'm craving real food. My face and tummy look slimmer. I can stay awake past 8 pm. I still have lots of work to do on managing my uncomfortable emotions without using food. I've got a good thing going here so I have no desire to stop.
  7. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    How is everyone doing? I just made myself some hard boiled eggs and silky gingered zucchini soup (yum!). I almost took a bite of a non-compliant food last night without thinking but I stopped just in time! Day 28 halfway gone!!!
  8. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Thanks for the kind words guys. I am so proud of myself for how I handled things yesterday. We stayed in town really late and went shopping at walmart. I was so hungry. My husband was loading up the cart with junk that I "can't" have and I started feeling sorry for myself. I tried to think ofor some thing off plan that I really wanted to eat. I was going to cheat. But then I couldn't think of anything I really wanted except real food, like a hamburger. I truly did not want the junk! I ended up buying some cashews and stopped feeling sorry for myself. The bad feelings just went away when I realized I just wanted good food. Today I am going to try Thai Green Curry salmon from the Defined Dish. Good job guys we are so close to Day 30!
  9. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Thanks for the kind words guys. I am so proud of myself for how I handled things yesterday. We stayed in town really late and went shopping at walmart. I was so hungry. My husband was loading up the cart with junk that I "can't" have and I started feeling sorry for myself. I tried to think ofor some thing off plan that I really wanted to eat. I was going to cheat. But then I couldn't think of anything I really wanted except real food, like a hamburger. I truly did not want the junk! I ended up buying some cashews and stopped feeling sorry for myself. The bad feelings just went away when I realized I just wanted good food. Today I am going to try Thai Green Curry salmon from the Defined Dish. Good job guys we are so close to Day 30!
  10. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    I have no way to manage my feelings. Instead of stuffing my face with sugar I have to just deal with them and this sucks. I don't even want any certain food in particular, I just want sugar to take the edge off.
  11. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Yay Caroline, that sounds awesome! I finally got sick and tired of feeling sorry for myself yesterday so I dug in and did alot of reading on the whole30 while breastfeeding forum. I realized I am not eating nearly enough. And I don't really need all this fruit (for some reason I was under the impression nursing moms need to keep up their fruit). The fruit is just making me bloated. So my plan today is to make more easy snacks/minimeals. I've got the ingredients for the spicy tuna cakes, and I plan to hard boil some more eggs. I am recommitting to this. I've spent the last week feeling tired and hungry and I'm done with that. My first successful whole 30 was amazing and I want to recapture that magic. I do notice my pants fit better and I tightened my belt a notch. Happy Day 23!
  12. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Doing OK here. I definitely notice I have more energy, or at least I can stay awake past 8 pm. Favorite meals: fried eggs on top of hamburger or homemade sausage patties with sautéed spinach; Brazilian Fish Stew from allrecipes.com with some kind of vegetables on the side; broiled steak or lamb chops with potatoes fried in beef tallow & salad; sweet potato topped with taco meat and red salsa; cabbage sautéed in ghee with chicken and salsa, topped with avocado.
  13. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    I made a double batch of sunshine sauce yesterday. Eating it over fresh spinach, Spaghetti squash, and chicken. I am so jealous of my family's dessert plates.
  14. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Is it only Day 20? I feel like I've come so far and yet I have so far to go. I made a bunch of breakfast sausage patties this morning. I just want to veg today after a hectic week but I know I should push myself to prep some more food. I'm thinking of doing Nom Nom Paleo's spicy tuna patties except I am missing some ingredients. How is everyone else doing?
  15. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    @Amis Otis, the rule for eggs is as many as you can hold in one hand, which is probably 3. Smoothies are discouraged. You didn't mention your fat source at lunch. I agree that the mass quantities of raw veggies are probably upsetting your tummy. Are you eating alot of nUts? I know fruit and nuts make me bloated. Today was a good day for me. I ate 3 hardboiled eggs for my afternoon mini meal (I am a nursing mama!) We got home late but my mood was steady. Imagine several hangry kids pestering you while you're trying to make dinner and you get the idea. Baby had a cold and didn't sleep last night but I made it through the day ok. So I'd say those are some non-scale victories.
  16. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    How about jerky and canned fish or chicken? Why is it that the stuff that we want to snack mindlessly on causes so much intestinal distress? Yesterday I really overdid it with the grapes and man did I pay for it last night. It was truly mindless, I had no idea I had eaten that much over the course of the day until I realized that the bag which had been full in the morning was now almost empty. I am very motivated to pay attention to that today!! My biggest issue is still finding time to prepare/eat that 4th meal which is recommended for nursing mamas. I know I need it because I am hungry alot but I just can't seem to make it happen. I am eating 3 large meals, and yesterday with breakfast I even ate a whole avocado! This week has been super hectic, more than usual. I need suggestions for fatty snacks (I believe that's okay for nursing mamas). I don't like coconut milk by itself. I like olives with my meals but not usually alone. Maybe I can train myself to like them on their own. Do the yolks in hard boiled eggs count as fat?
  17. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Wow spr Boston, that is great!!! I am not feeling so hot. I know I need to drink more water. But I am powering through. I plan on doing a whole45.
  18. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Last night I had a mini breakdown. I was just feeling so overwhelmed by life and really wanted to stuff my face with sugar and simple carbs. I just went to bed early, let myself have a good cry, and slept all night. I feel a lot better this morning and I'm so glad I didn't go off plan. Happy Day 16!
  19. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    I am feeling pretty good but I am still having trouble finding time to cook so much. I guess I just need to suck it up I am hungry constantly but with all these kids (5!) and a hubby who is not doing the whole30, it's hard to find time. It's also kind of hard to find time to just eat period. Like, to sit down and focus on my food. I'm constantly getting up with the kids. Whine whine whine...
  20. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    AmisOtis I know where you're coming from. I've experienced that fluctuation in my mood on severall past attempts. For some reason this time I am mainly just feeling great. My only problem is not having enough food around. I have been really hungry the past few days. Fortunately the freezer is now stocked with meat so I just have to make some time to cook. I am still waking up tired but my face is looking thinner.
  21. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Another day down! I am feeling strong. How is everyone else doing?
  22. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    I love paleo pad Thai from Melissa Joulwan. If you haven't tried it yet you should. I think I'm getting to the fun part! My clothes feel looser. I am more patient with my hubby. I had plenty of energy to clean the kitchen tonight. Looking forward to more of this!
  23. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    I am excited to hear how it turns out! Day 11 folks and it's gettin' real hard. I just re-read the timeline and yep, Days 10 and 11 are the hardest. http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/ Our brains are trying to trick us ino eating junk. Let's stay strong together!
  24. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Whew, thank goodness we are past Day 10! Yesterday was a horrible kill-all-the-things day combined with needing a nap. I was definitely NOT acting like the mommy I want to be!! I felt fat and bloated too, when just a couple of days earlier I thought my face looked less puffy. I guess that's a common experience on Day 10. Yikes that must have been scary! I think the key to figuring out if it's just boredom eating is to ask yourself if you are hungry enough to eat steamed fish and broccoli. If not, it's just a craving. If so, it's true hunger, in which case you probably need more fat at dinner. I tried Tessemae's "ketchup" the other day. Wow, it is nothing like the ketchup I normally eat but it is tasty. If you can't find compliant stuff at WF you might try that.
  25. Dem

    Starting On March 28th!

    Hey everyone, things are looking good here. This is not my first attempt so I was a little worried food boredom would set in sooner. However, I am not only enjoying plenty of old favorites, but I also have found new things. Last night my Tessemae sauces arrived. I tried the ketchup and bbq sauce already. I am looking forward to trying all of them in the coming weeks. Also I am piling on the fat as much as I can. Still having cravings for sweets but I'm still eating fruit. I'm also nursing a baby and I think I'm supposed to keep up he fruit if I remember right. Happy Day 10 everyone!