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    Kabob reacted to MeadowLily in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Throw it in the trash.
     
    "When she first started making kombucha, someone told her that they were good for septic systems so she was flushing her old mushrooms down the toilet.
    A couple years later the septic tank guy came to empty out her tank, and he opened it up to stick the hose in to start draining it, but he couldn’t. He was totally baffled and had to get out his knife and hack away at the large, tannish, leathery thing that was floating at the top of the tank! She was quite sure what it was and she was quite sure she was not about to tell him! Can you imagine? A kombucha mushroom the size of a septic tank! If only someone in the sci-fi industry knew about SCOBYs!"
    http://gnowfglins.com/2010/02/15/rfqm-scoby-gone-wild/
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    Kabob got a reaction from clara912 in Starting February 20   
    Goodness, talk about putting the cart before the horse. I white knuckled it to the finish line yesterday. All that talk of success and completion must have sent a message to my craving center(s). I feel calmer today thank goodness. Not in a big hurry to throw all the NSV away:
    not bloated more and consistent energy I'm where I wanted to be weight wise, but after doing this for awhile I hardly ever weigh myself. I weigh myself on day 1 of a Whole30 and if I remember, on day 31, otherwise it how my clothes fit and I do not like my clothes to be too tight and I'm too tight to buy new ones  smother emotions, not as quick to frustration/anger Good job everyone, we all deserve a pat on the back. 
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    Kabob got a reaction from clara912 in Starting February 20   
    Goodness, talk about putting the cart before the horse. I white knuckled it to the finish line yesterday. All that talk of success and completion must have sent a message to my craving center(s). I feel calmer today thank goodness. Not in a big hurry to throw all the NSV away:
    not bloated more and consistent energy I'm where I wanted to be weight wise, but after doing this for awhile I hardly ever weigh myself. I weigh myself on day 1 of a Whole30 and if I remember, on day 31, otherwise it how my clothes fit and I do not like my clothes to be too tight and I'm too tight to buy new ones  smother emotions, not as quick to frustration/anger Good job everyone, we all deserve a pat on the back. 
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    Kabob got a reaction from clara912 in Starting February 20   
    Goodness, talk about putting the cart before the horse. I white knuckled it to the finish line yesterday. All that talk of success and completion must have sent a message to my craving center(s). I feel calmer today thank goodness. Not in a big hurry to throw all the NSV away:
    not bloated more and consistent energy I'm where I wanted to be weight wise, but after doing this for awhile I hardly ever weigh myself. I weigh myself on day 1 of a Whole30 and if I remember, on day 31, otherwise it how my clothes fit and I do not like my clothes to be too tight and I'm too tight to buy new ones  smother emotions, not as quick to frustration/anger Good job everyone, we all deserve a pat on the back. 
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    Kabob reacted to xfrapgirl in Starting February 20   
    Happy Day 31, everyone!!!  We did it!  We did it!!  I am so thankful I had y'all to share this with.  And I plan to continue here to see how everyone is doing on reintroductions and continued W30.
    I did measurements and scale today.  I knew I had lost something as my jeans were looser.  Not as much as I had hoped (as I have a lot to go!) but still a start!  I did not exercise throughout as 1) I have had one of two colds just about the entire time (this last one is on its way out finally but .... still here! argh!), 2) I was curious how the eating healthy would effect things soley on its own, and 3) I am lazy!   But down 12.2 pounds with an inch to two inches here and there.
    To those that didn't lose like they had hoped .... @MButcher is right.  Did you do measurements to compare?... because clearly your body composition changed if your clothes are looser.  But regardless, I can understand the frustration.  Don't give up!
    Today I am reintroducing dairy!!  Dairy and gluten are the two I am most interested in (though I'm not really looking forward to the gluten).  But anyway, today I am having:
       - Non-fat Greek yogurt (has no sugar) with fruit.  And a handful of almonds (clearly this does not meet the Whole30 "template" so I have concerns about that ... but not enough not to eat it! )
      -  A salad (mixed greens, cucumber, red bell pepper, and a splash of Tessamae ranch dressing) with steak.  And topped with shredded cheddar cheese!!
    -  Then I think I will make a coffee run and get a decaf latte (making sure it is only espresso and steamed milk).
    Plus whatever I have for dinner tonight (which may or may not contain dairy.  I guess if I shred some Parmesan cheese it will be with ... though I doubt I will ).
    Aurora - thank you for the lasagna recipe.  Looks delicious!  I'll have to try that.  We tried spaghetti squash last night for the first time.  Worked great as "spaghetti" under a delish meat sauce my bf made (W30 complaint ground sausage with 1 lb ground turkey cooked in bacon fat.  With a little creole seasoning, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.  Delicious!)  We had the "spaghetti" dinner with a nice wedge salad (with homemade ranch dressing and crumbled bacon and sliced cherry tomatoes.)  We loved  the entire thing!  And have enough for leftovers tonight!.
    Anyway, happy day 31.  To those of you having your wine tonight .... enjoy!!! lol
     
     
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    Kabob reacted to JenniferPasoFino in Starting February 20   
    Good morning all, I had to go re-read my post yesterday about how excited I was and how I would not be disappointed if the weight loss wasn't dramatic because all the other feel-goods are great. Well, I certainly didn't expect to not lose one single pound.  In fact, I thought it was impossible, given how much I had gained and how much I need to lose. I was telling everyone I knew and even those I didn't, that the expected weight loss, based on how clothes are fitting and how I feel is somewhere between 10-15 pounds. I was secretly thinking 17 and mentally preparing for the worst if it was, oh, say 6.  But no. Zero.
    The old me would have called in sick to work and had a blow out day with a bottle of  whatever-Is-handy. But instead I did deep breathing exercises.  I read forum after forum, post after post. People just like me, and I get it. It takes time and the progress need not be un-done with recklessness or discouragement. It's not a straight line curve (what does that even mean? oxymoron. straight line curve.)  
    I'm not going to quit. I plan to do another 30 and not undo the momentum but I would be lying if I said I wasn't pissed off. I do want to read about everyone else's thoughts on their 30 days, and thank you Clara for posting yours, you are much more upbeat than me  
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    Kabob got a reaction from TryingOver in Starting February 20   
    Thanks y'all for being here during the last 25 or so days (I found this thread after being a part of a facebook support group where people "cheated" and continued their countdown, oh the horror, LOL). Being able to read your posts has inspired me to carry on. I'm super stoked that I finally completed another Whole30. I've attempted about twice as many as I've completed, so it's always a good feeling to get to the "finish" line. 
    I mostly did it as a reset. I know what foods I shouldn't eat so I will resist eating them until I cannot anymore and then I'll do another Whole30. How I feel physically and how tight my jeans are are usually my motivators. Wish I could treat myself and then get back on the straight and narrow, but so far that hasn't been my m.o.
    I feel pretty good and want this feeling to continue. My hope is that you all get as much out of this as I have over the years. Thanks again.
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    Kabob got a reaction from TryingOver in Starting February 20   
    Thanks y'all for being here during the last 25 or so days (I found this thread after being a part of a facebook support group where people "cheated" and continued their countdown, oh the horror, LOL). Being able to read your posts has inspired me to carry on. I'm super stoked that I finally completed another Whole30. I've attempted about twice as many as I've completed, so it's always a good feeling to get to the "finish" line. 
    I mostly did it as a reset. I know what foods I shouldn't eat so I will resist eating them until I cannot anymore and then I'll do another Whole30. How I feel physically and how tight my jeans are are usually my motivators. Wish I could treat myself and then get back on the straight and narrow, but so far that hasn't been my m.o.
    I feel pretty good and want this feeling to continue. My hope is that you all get as much out of this as I have over the years. Thanks again.
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    Kabob got a reaction from TryingOver in Starting February 20   
    Thanks y'all for being here during the last 25 or so days (I found this thread after being a part of a facebook support group where people "cheated" and continued their countdown, oh the horror, LOL). Being able to read your posts has inspired me to carry on. I'm super stoked that I finally completed another Whole30. I've attempted about twice as many as I've completed, so it's always a good feeling to get to the "finish" line. 
    I mostly did it as a reset. I know what foods I shouldn't eat so I will resist eating them until I cannot anymore and then I'll do another Whole30. How I feel physically and how tight my jeans are are usually my motivators. Wish I could treat myself and then get back on the straight and narrow, but so far that hasn't been my m.o.
    I feel pretty good and want this feeling to continue. My hope is that you all get as much out of this as I have over the years. Thanks again.
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    Kabob got a reaction from TryingOver in Starting February 20   
    Thanks y'all for being here during the last 25 or so days (I found this thread after being a part of a facebook support group where people "cheated" and continued their countdown, oh the horror, LOL). Being able to read your posts has inspired me to carry on. I'm super stoked that I finally completed another Whole30. I've attempted about twice as many as I've completed, so it's always a good feeling to get to the "finish" line. 
    I mostly did it as a reset. I know what foods I shouldn't eat so I will resist eating them until I cannot anymore and then I'll do another Whole30. How I feel physically and how tight my jeans are are usually my motivators. Wish I could treat myself and then get back on the straight and narrow, but so far that hasn't been my m.o.
    I feel pretty good and want this feeling to continue. My hope is that you all get as much out of this as I have over the years. Thanks again.
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    Kabob got a reaction from TryingOver in Starting February 20   
    Thanks y'all for being here during the last 25 or so days (I found this thread after being a part of a facebook support group where people "cheated" and continued their countdown, oh the horror, LOL). Being able to read your posts has inspired me to carry on. I'm super stoked that I finally completed another Whole30. I've attempted about twice as many as I've completed, so it's always a good feeling to get to the "finish" line. 
    I mostly did it as a reset. I know what foods I shouldn't eat so I will resist eating them until I cannot anymore and then I'll do another Whole30. How I feel physically and how tight my jeans are are usually my motivators. Wish I could treat myself and then get back on the straight and narrow, but so far that hasn't been my m.o.
    I feel pretty good and want this feeling to continue. My hope is that you all get as much out of this as I have over the years. Thanks again.
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    Kabob reacted to MargaretAM in Starting February 20   
    I have been a bit silent the last couple of days but have been reading.  I very much appreciate the conversation happening and @Allison1022 your willingness to ask questions. I do think the rules or guidelines about what to post are not very clear and it helps all of us to have more clarity.  I love your posts and hope you don't stop!
    I have been in a slump that past couple of days...no "Tiger Blood" here right now.  Some of that is other stuff going on in my life. I'm ok with it and can ride this wave, but it means I just haven't had a lot to say. But I am still here reading and cheering you all on!
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    Kabob got a reaction from MKFish in Starting February 20   
    In the past when I've made compliant breakfast casseroles I used olive oil for my "milk". I don't keep almond milk around and I stress out when I use a partial can of anything, you know, that the rest is going to go to waste. I looked up what an alternative would be and got olive oil and it works really well.
     
    @MKFish good luck on your journey.
    @MargaretAM thanks 
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    Kabob got a reaction from brandyontherun in Starting February 20   
    Hey everybody, I haven't read the entire thread, but I'm jumpin' in. Was part of a facebook support group where some of the members were half a$$ing it so I had to bail. Just don't have the energy to police people that can't follow a simple program.  This is not my first rodeo. Just a little about me: my go to veg is raw cabbage and my go to fats are homemade mayonnaise, olives and coconut oil. I'm looking forward to getting to know all y'all.
    Day 8 and I'm feeling okay, I was pretty angry most of the weekend, anybody else experience that?
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    Kabob got a reaction from brandyontherun in Starting February 20   
    Hey everybody, I haven't read the entire thread, but I'm jumpin' in. Was part of a facebook support group where some of the members were half a$$ing it so I had to bail. Just don't have the energy to police people that can't follow a simple program.  This is not my first rodeo. Just a little about me: my go to veg is raw cabbage and my go to fats are homemade mayonnaise, olives and coconut oil. I'm looking forward to getting to know all y'all.
    Day 8 and I'm feeling okay, I was pretty angry most of the weekend, anybody else experience that?
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    Kabob got a reaction from brandyontherun in Starting February 20   
    Hey everybody, I haven't read the entire thread, but I'm jumpin' in. Was part of a facebook support group where some of the members were half a$$ing it so I had to bail. Just don't have the energy to police people that can't follow a simple program.  This is not my first rodeo. Just a little about me: my go to veg is raw cabbage and my go to fats are homemade mayonnaise, olives and coconut oil. I'm looking forward to getting to know all y'all.
    Day 8 and I'm feeling okay, I was pretty angry most of the weekend, anybody else experience that?
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    Kabob reacted to shelley417 in Older women following Whole30   
    I know the feeling. We can do this! 
    I did a Whole 100 in 2013. Best health ever. Been basically Paleo through 2015. 
    Like everything else that went bad in 2016 I fell off the program. 
    Very much looking forward to renewed health! 
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    Kabob reacted to Ladybugbutt in Older women following Whole30   
    Started a "fresh" W30 today.  I fell face-first into a (bottomless) plate of cookies back in mid-October, and I have managed to eat myself back into arthritic hands, achey joints, acne, mood swings...you  name it.   I'm an "all-or-nothing" girl!   
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    Kabob reacted to praxisproject in Older women following Whole30   
    Welcome back! hope you feel better soon
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    Kabob reacted to Gramma in Older women following Whole30   
    Dropping by - starting Wednesday - getting grands back into school that day - Prepping today -- store etc.  This will be my third W30 -- 1st successful - 2nd not so much.  It works and I can do this.  I live with family - 3 other adults, 3 grands - and do most of the cooking but not the shopping.  I will be weeding out my portions from 'their' type foods.  I will also shop specifics for me.  Looking forward - not backward.......
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    Kabob reacted to Deerobert in Older women following Whole30   
    Hi all, just checking in because I am going to start my R3 (or is it R2 when I didn't complete my first R2) on January 2nd with the rest of the Whole30 world it seems.  I am not worried much about anything because I have mostly eaten this way since my R1 last January.  The one thing I have noticed for sure though is that I was really inadvertently cutting down on my vegetables.  I agree with @Amy25 that the cooking is laborious and I have always loved to cook.  I have many resources including all Melissa's books and I am going to read Food Freedom Forever during this round for motivation.  I found this thread very helpful in my first round so thought I would check in again.   I just bought an Instant Pot so I'm hoping that will make my life a little easier.  
    I'm 58 and still working  but steadily working on a plan for that to end sometime.  
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    Kabob reacted to Amy25 in Older women following Whole30   
    Great thread.
    I have now done 2 whole 30s, and will start again after the Holidays.  I find that I still cook Whole 30 every day, and do my best to order smartly when we are out.  My husband benefited by losing 30 pounds, of course.  I have lost a pant size, feel better and sleep like a baby.  I think the biggest change is that I do not over-indulge anymore.  I find that I can no longer tolerate a lot of food and I just don't eat certain things. 
    Menopause is cruel and effects everyone differently.  I know that after Whole 30, my hot flashes are under control and my outlook more confident and positive.  I still have pain and muscle cramping and hope that continuing on my Whole 30 journey will eventually offer me some remedy or balance. I also believe that some of us need more than 30 days, and excessive exercise and crazy workouts may not be an option.  
    The cooking is laborious.  At times, it exhausts me.  I follow Whole 30 on Instagram and Facebook and recently purchased the cookbook.  I like to try new recipes and have a Pin Board on Pinterest for my Whole 30 stuff, so it is accessible.  If you get overwhelmed, go back to simple.... protein and vegies. There are also some frozen vegies available that you can toss into eggs or a frittata and skip the excessive chopping.   
    It scares me to think I could have been one of those annoying, complaining old menopause ladies that self medicates.  Granted we all have our days.  But with Whole 30, we can choose a different path.  Good Luck with the journey!
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    Kabob reacted to ShannonM816 in Double batch of mayo?   
    You may not need exactly double the oil -- I did a double batch once, and stopped drizzling oil when I realized it was thick and mayo-like, even though I still had maybe a quarter cup left to add. Or if your eggs were a little smaller than usual this time, that can make a difference too.
    On the plus side, the thin stuff still makes a good salad dressing. Maybe add some herbs and turn it into ranch or a creamy Italian.
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    Kabob reacted to Bellmaestra in Double batch of mayo?   
    Well, it was hopelessly broken. A gloopy, curdled mess. I think the amount of oil should not necessarily be simply doubled, but as Shannon said, only add oil until the sauce thickens and is still creamy. In the blender, you can hear the motor slow down when it's the right consistency.
    This morning I took the mayo out of the fridge to warm up, then added an egg yolk to each half of the batch and whisked it like mad. It set right up again, like magic!
    Stephanie
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    Kabob reacted to Crastney in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    CO2 is absorbed into liquids easier at cooler temps, so therefore in the fridge there will be more dissolved CO2, and therefore less CO2 as gas in the air gap, so less pressure, so less likely to burp.  kept at room temp, the scoby will continue to feed off any sugars, and continue to produce CO2 as a by product, so pressure will slowly build up if left long enough. hence bottle bombs if too much sugar added and left somewhere warm (if bottles are air tight).  to make it fizzy on purpose, leave somewhere warm for two weeks, to produce the co2, then somewhere cold for another week for the co2 to be absorbed back into the liquid.