Tonya

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    Tonya got a reaction from ladyshanny in Your Whole30 Island   
    eggs
    Leafy greens (is that cheating?  I had kale and spinach separately, but ran out of items...)
    whole chicken
    broccoli
    sweet potatoes
    apples
    avocados
    coconut oil
    seasonings (salt, pepper, onion powder, chili powder, cumin)
    mayonnaise
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    Tonya reacted to Derek` in Your Whole30 Island   
    I didn't include coffee because it would be my island so I wouldn't be on any one else's schedule.  If I got tired, I'd just take a nap
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    Tonya got a reaction from ladyshanny in Your Whole30 Island   
    eggs
    Leafy greens (is that cheating?  I had kale and spinach separately, but ran out of items...)
    whole chicken
    broccoli
    sweet potatoes
    apples
    avocados
    coconut oil
    seasonings (salt, pepper, onion powder, chili powder, cumin)
    mayonnaise
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    Tonya reacted to GlennR in Mayo as SWYPO   
     
    Here's a surefire recipe. Takes two minutes.
     
    EDIT:
    Be sure to use light olive oil, not extra virgin. Avocado oil works, too.
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    Tonya reacted to Beets in Mayo as SWYPO   
    It isn't SWYPO. Homemade mayo is the real deal. If anything the jarred stuff has its pants on. But it can no doubt be FWOB (food without breaks). SWYPO is something like "paleo cake" or other often gross, often disappointing recipes that commonly rely on almond flour and taste nothing like the real deal but that keep you psychologically tied to old habits.
    It sounds like you are using it as your fat source. As long as it isn't taking the place of veggies or protein on your plate and you're sticking with the template guidelines I would think it's ok.
    I know when I first discovered it I ate a ton of it. Then that leveled off. I personally do well with a lot of fat, especially in the early weeks when I'm adjusting away from burning sugar as fuel. The more fat I eat the more fat I seem to drop. Some people feel that eating too much fat doesn't give them results they are after. So *after* their first w30 they might play with fat servings.
    Actually I just read that you're only having one small batch a week! Dear God woman, I would sometimes eat that in two days. (And I lost somethg like 20 lbs in three months to get to a lean size 4/6.) You are fine!!
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    Tonya reacted to ladyshanny in Your Whole30 Island   
    LOL, I had olives and olive oil....but I took the oil off...because presumably I can press my own oil out of the olives.  Had to save space in my list!  LOL.  Also, I think seasonings should be implied, I'll change the first post.
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    Tonya got a reaction from ladyshanny in Your Whole30 Island   
    eggs
    Leafy greens (is that cheating?  I had kale and spinach separately, but ran out of items...)
    whole chicken
    broccoli
    sweet potatoes
    apples
    avocados
    coconut oil
    seasonings (salt, pepper, onion powder, chili powder, cumin)
    mayonnaise
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    Tonya got a reaction from cottagequeen in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    So I weighed myself last night.  I wasn't going to do it because that darn piece of plastic and metal has such a way with my emotions.  It had been buried at the bottom of the bathroom closet, but my husband brought it out a few days ago for himself.  It has been sitting in the bathroom taunting me, and I finally gave in.  I've lost 21 pounds!!  I can't believe it.  Now I have to stay off of it for at least 6 more weeks.  I'm going to have to bury it back in the closet.  All day, I've been reminding myself that this journey so far has been so much more than 21 pounds.  On an SAD diet at my current weight, I was suffering from significant joint pain, scalp eczema and poor sleep.  It's not about the weight, it's about the health, and darn it I feel healthy!!  
     
    It also got me thinking about "water weight."  When I saw the number, my first thought was, "well half of that is water weight" - those automatic thoughts are such killers!  But as I continued to think about it, maybe it is water weight and I'm ok with that.  I've been drinking my fluids, so I'm not dehydrated and I now know that when there is inflammation the body swells and retains fluid as a way to engage the healing process.  So if I've lost "water weight" it means that my body is healing and is no longer systemically inflamed.  I know this is true also because of the wellness I feel.  So it's really a good thing to lose water weight, not something to downplay or feel like a failure about.  I'm still not getting on that scale again for at least 6 more weeks.       
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    Tonya reacted to cottagequeen in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    My sister is doing awesome, we talked the other day and she was telling me how excited she is to be trying new foods and seasonings, AND, how amazed she is that she doesn't miss any of the "no" foods! Yep it is amazing!
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    Tonya got a reaction from cottagequeen in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    So I weighed myself last night.  I wasn't going to do it because that darn piece of plastic and metal has such a way with my emotions.  It had been buried at the bottom of the bathroom closet, but my husband brought it out a few days ago for himself.  It has been sitting in the bathroom taunting me, and I finally gave in.  I've lost 21 pounds!!  I can't believe it.  Now I have to stay off of it for at least 6 more weeks.  I'm going to have to bury it back in the closet.  All day, I've been reminding myself that this journey so far has been so much more than 21 pounds.  On an SAD diet at my current weight, I was suffering from significant joint pain, scalp eczema and poor sleep.  It's not about the weight, it's about the health, and darn it I feel healthy!!  
     
    It also got me thinking about "water weight."  When I saw the number, my first thought was, "well half of that is water weight" - those automatic thoughts are such killers!  But as I continued to think about it, maybe it is water weight and I'm ok with that.  I've been drinking my fluids, so I'm not dehydrated and I now know that when there is inflammation the body swells and retains fluid as a way to engage the healing process.  So if I've lost "water weight" it means that my body is healing and is no longer systemically inflamed.  I know this is true also because of the wellness I feel.  So it's really a good thing to lose water weight, not something to downplay or feel like a failure about.  I'm still not getting on that scale again for at least 6 more weeks.       
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    Tonya reacted to MeadowLily in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
     
     

     
     
     

     
     
     

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    Tonya got a reaction from MeadowLily in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
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    Tonya got a reaction from cottagequeen in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    So I weighed myself last night.  I wasn't going to do it because that darn piece of plastic and metal has such a way with my emotions.  It had been buried at the bottom of the bathroom closet, but my husband brought it out a few days ago for himself.  It has been sitting in the bathroom taunting me, and I finally gave in.  I've lost 21 pounds!!  I can't believe it.  Now I have to stay off of it for at least 6 more weeks.  I'm going to have to bury it back in the closet.  All day, I've been reminding myself that this journey so far has been so much more than 21 pounds.  On an SAD diet at my current weight, I was suffering from significant joint pain, scalp eczema and poor sleep.  It's not about the weight, it's about the health, and darn it I feel healthy!!  
     
    It also got me thinking about "water weight."  When I saw the number, my first thought was, "well half of that is water weight" - those automatic thoughts are such killers!  But as I continued to think about it, maybe it is water weight and I'm ok with that.  I've been drinking my fluids, so I'm not dehydrated and I now know that when there is inflammation the body swells and retains fluid as a way to engage the healing process.  So if I've lost "water weight" it means that my body is healing and is no longer systemically inflamed.  I know this is true also because of the wellness I feel.  So it's really a good thing to lose water weight, not something to downplay or feel like a failure about.  I'm still not getting on that scale again for at least 6 more weeks.       
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    Tonya got a reaction from cottagequeen in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    So I weighed myself last night.  I wasn't going to do it because that darn piece of plastic and metal has such a way with my emotions.  It had been buried at the bottom of the bathroom closet, but my husband brought it out a few days ago for himself.  It has been sitting in the bathroom taunting me, and I finally gave in.  I've lost 21 pounds!!  I can't believe it.  Now I have to stay off of it for at least 6 more weeks.  I'm going to have to bury it back in the closet.  All day, I've been reminding myself that this journey so far has been so much more than 21 pounds.  On an SAD diet at my current weight, I was suffering from significant joint pain, scalp eczema and poor sleep.  It's not about the weight, it's about the health, and darn it I feel healthy!!  
     
    It also got me thinking about "water weight."  When I saw the number, my first thought was, "well half of that is water weight" - those automatic thoughts are such killers!  But as I continued to think about it, maybe it is water weight and I'm ok with that.  I've been drinking my fluids, so I'm not dehydrated and I now know that when there is inflammation the body swells and retains fluid as a way to engage the healing process.  So if I've lost "water weight" it means that my body is healing and is no longer systemically inflamed.  I know this is true also because of the wellness I feel.  So it's really a good thing to lose water weight, not something to downplay or feel like a failure about.  I'm still not getting on that scale again for at least 6 more weeks.       
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    Tonya got a reaction from cottagequeen in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    So I weighed myself last night.  I wasn't going to do it because that darn piece of plastic and metal has such a way with my emotions.  It had been buried at the bottom of the bathroom closet, but my husband brought it out a few days ago for himself.  It has been sitting in the bathroom taunting me, and I finally gave in.  I've lost 21 pounds!!  I can't believe it.  Now I have to stay off of it for at least 6 more weeks.  I'm going to have to bury it back in the closet.  All day, I've been reminding myself that this journey so far has been so much more than 21 pounds.  On an SAD diet at my current weight, I was suffering from significant joint pain, scalp eczema and poor sleep.  It's not about the weight, it's about the health, and darn it I feel healthy!!  
     
    It also got me thinking about "water weight."  When I saw the number, my first thought was, "well half of that is water weight" - those automatic thoughts are such killers!  But as I continued to think about it, maybe it is water weight and I'm ok with that.  I've been drinking my fluids, so I'm not dehydrated and I now know that when there is inflammation the body swells and retains fluid as a way to engage the healing process.  So if I've lost "water weight" it means that my body is healing and is no longer systemically inflamed.  I know this is true also because of the wellness I feel.  So it's really a good thing to lose water weight, not something to downplay or feel like a failure about.  I'm still not getting on that scale again for at least 6 more weeks.       
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    Tonya got a reaction from cottagequeen in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    So I weighed myself last night.  I wasn't going to do it because that darn piece of plastic and metal has such a way with my emotions.  It had been buried at the bottom of the bathroom closet, but my husband brought it out a few days ago for himself.  It has been sitting in the bathroom taunting me, and I finally gave in.  I've lost 21 pounds!!  I can't believe it.  Now I have to stay off of it for at least 6 more weeks.  I'm going to have to bury it back in the closet.  All day, I've been reminding myself that this journey so far has been so much more than 21 pounds.  On an SAD diet at my current weight, I was suffering from significant joint pain, scalp eczema and poor sleep.  It's not about the weight, it's about the health, and darn it I feel healthy!!  
     
    It also got me thinking about "water weight."  When I saw the number, my first thought was, "well half of that is water weight" - those automatic thoughts are such killers!  But as I continued to think about it, maybe it is water weight and I'm ok with that.  I've been drinking my fluids, so I'm not dehydrated and I now know that when there is inflammation the body swells and retains fluid as a way to engage the healing process.  So if I've lost "water weight" it means that my body is healing and is no longer systemically inflamed.  I know this is true also because of the wellness I feel.  So it's really a good thing to lose water weight, not something to downplay or feel like a failure about.  I'm still not getting on that scale again for at least 6 more weeks.       
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    Tonya got a reaction from MeadowLily in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    Wow, Laurie, that is scary.  You were where you were supposed to be at that time, able to provide him a measure of comfort and company while waiting for the rescue.  
     
    What an important and profound observation, Cottagequeen.  I need to remember that. 
     
    In my world, I'm getting tired of the snow, and ice, and school delays and closings.  I work within stringent timelines, which don't stop just because the weather is bad.  But it's tough to get the work done when students aren't in school...a lot of stress with work right now.  Soon, it will be spring and warm and sunny, and my timelines will be more manageable.  I just need to find a way to enjoy the present moments and not wait for the future. 
     
    Lovely yoga class last night.  All is right with the world right after yoga.  Unfortunately, that doesn't last very long!
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    Tonya got a reaction from MeadowLily in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    Wow, Laurie, that is scary.  You were where you were supposed to be at that time, able to provide him a measure of comfort and company while waiting for the rescue.  
     
    What an important and profound observation, Cottagequeen.  I need to remember that. 
     
    In my world, I'm getting tired of the snow, and ice, and school delays and closings.  I work within stringent timelines, which don't stop just because the weather is bad.  But it's tough to get the work done when students aren't in school...a lot of stress with work right now.  Soon, it will be spring and warm and sunny, and my timelines will be more manageable.  I just need to find a way to enjoy the present moments and not wait for the future. 
     
    Lovely yoga class last night.  All is right with the world right after yoga.  Unfortunately, that doesn't last very long!
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    Tonya reacted to cottagequeen in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    A fast paced world we live in rushing to our death. Learning to stop and smell the roses and enjoy what little time I have.
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    Tonya reacted to Laurie in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    GrannieD - you are correct; I don't add a lot of extra fat to my meals.  I go mainly with the fat that is in the food - eggs, dark meat chicken, salmon. I have IBS and too much fat irritates my stomach. The main fat I consume is olive oil and I post it when included in my meals.
     
    2/24/2015
    m1- 3 xlarge eggs, spinach, zucchini
    m2 - ground turkey, carrots, cauif, broc, zucchini, romaine
    m3 - canned salmon, sweet potato with olive oil, broc, caul
    m4 - canned salmon
     
    Please do not talk on the phone/text and drive. Yesterday I was taking a walk in my community and heard a loud crash.  I did not see it happen but a car turned over.  Apparently the driver was talking on the phone and hit a tree.  It was so scary.  The man was able to speak to me and move but he was trapped in the car.  When the fire and rescue team pulled him out of the car, his head was full of blood.  This makes me realize how precious life is (well, I already knew this with Steve's battle for his life) and that life can end in a second.  I must do whatever is necessary (unfortunately, I really don't know what that is) to work through my issues so that I can find peace and happiness. 
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    Tonya got a reaction from MeadowLily in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    Everytime I accidently turn on the blender rather than detach the blade end, I think, "these things are really dangerous!". So sorry about your finger, Grannie-heal fast!
    Today's meals-
    M1-eggs, spinach, mushrooms in coconut oil, bacon
    M2-sausage sweet potato/butternut squash/spinach hash
    M3-cajun blackened turkey cutlets, broccoli with homemade aioli
    Bodyweight, barbell, treadmill sprints workout after work tonight. I had so much energy!
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    Tonya got a reaction from MeadowLily in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    Everytime I accidently turn on the blender rather than detach the blade end, I think, "these things are really dangerous!". So sorry about your finger, Grannie-heal fast!
    Today's meals-
    M1-eggs, spinach, mushrooms in coconut oil, bacon
    M2-sausage sweet potato/butternut squash/spinach hash
    M3-cajun blackened turkey cutlets, broccoli with homemade aioli
    Bodyweight, barbell, treadmill sprints workout after work tonight. I had so much energy!
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    Tonya got a reaction from MeadowLily in The "Return of the Dirty Thirty" 12 January start date   
    Everytime I accidently turn on the blender rather than detach the blade end, I think, "these things are really dangerous!". So sorry about your finger, Grannie-heal fast!
    Today's meals-
    M1-eggs, spinach, mushrooms in coconut oil, bacon
    M2-sausage sweet potato/butternut squash/spinach hash
    M3-cajun blackened turkey cutlets, broccoli with homemade aioli
    Bodyweight, barbell, treadmill sprints workout after work tonight. I had so much energy!