PaleoGardener

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  1. PaleoGardener

    August 1st Group Thread

    Socrkx- I did crossfit at 52 (had to stop due to old injury). Hopefully your "box" has a good mix of people. Mine had great people & coaches that would encourage me & give me tips & pointers. Even though I couldn't keep up with the leaders in the class & I had to scale some of the workouts, I got so much out of it. There was great comraderie among the people. Don't be afraid- you can do it. Listen to your body & take it at our own pace
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    August 1st Group Thread

    Janet- so sorry for your loss. Tough day here to-I lost a friend & client(I do a meals on wheels program for cancer & aids patients) last week. Only 40 years old. I hate cancer
  3. PaleoGardener

    August 1st Group Thread

    Leahcarn- my husband is not doing W30, but has tried some of the recipes. Then like meatballs - he gets pasta, I get spaghetti squash. He is eating better than he has in the past & I have purged the house of a lot of non compliant food. He does still bring in the occasional ice cream or other treat. I am slowing trying to convert him. This is my 3rd W30- started in July. Even when we eat out he tries to choose restaurants where I can eat. He has even researched menus for me before going out. I think it takes time- I know it's hard to keep up with the do's & don'ts. Hang in there
  4. PaleoGardener

    August 1st Group Thread

    Yay for you AngS- for your success & for teaching your kids good habits, I am convinced food creates our health. In a family with NO Alzheimer's, my aunt with the horrible diet (big addiction to diet soda) was diagnosed with it. It's never too late to change. I teach a cooking class at my home to share yummy paleo recipes with friends that have lots of health problems. Rather than beating them up about what they eat, I'm trying to show them good choices can make changes in their lives. Spread the good news. Hope you have a great weekend!
  5. PaleoGardener

    August 1st Group Thread

    Good morning all. I would like to join up with your group. I just finished my second W30 & wanted to keep going. I am retired, live in San Diego. I garden & keep bees. I also teach a cooking class for some friends using paleo principles. I want to continue to tweak what I'm eating & how if affects me. I definitely don't need sugar, grains & dairy. Other things, I'm still learning about. Challenges are to not overindulge in "acceptable" foods. Listening to my body & only eating when I'm hungry & not using food when I'm bored/tired/stressed/etc. I am trying to lose some weight. Look forward to journeying with you- hope you are all doing well today
  6. PaleoGardener

    Family of 3 Starting July 7th

    Made it! Doing well today. Lost 8.5 lbs & 4 inches. Going to keep going since I'm in a rhythm Hope you all are feeling great & will continue in what you've learned about your body & food. God bless all!
  7. PaleoGardener

    Family of 3 Starting July 7th

    Did you see the post from W30 http://onceamonthmeals.com/oamm_menu_type/whole-30/ Might be worth a look as you plan back to school. Also check Pinterest for crock pot freezer meals- I do a lot of these.
  8. PaleoGardener

    Family of 3 Starting July 7th

    SonnyBelle- will you do in reintro? I won't as I did it before & know where my issues are. If you have time before you go back to school, check out Pinterest for paleo freezer meals. Well Fed has some good master recipes & other suggestions to help cut down your cooking time. I usually spend 1-2 days (not the whole day) prepping & cooking. Then the rest of the week we use those meals/foods. There are also some packaged/frozen foods that are good, just read labels. If we grill on the weekend, we grill extra meat for other recipes later in the week. Hope you can find a plan to eat healthy while back at work. Have a good weekend!
  9. PaleoGardener

    Family of 3 Starting July 7th

    Doing well this week. Hubby is gone for the week, & in the past I tend to go off plan when home alone. So far this week so good. Making good choices all week. Think I can keep this up after the 30 days are up. I will make little tweaks & small treats occasionally. Want to lose some weight before we go to Hawaii in October. Party went really well. Fun to see old friends. The food was a big hit, they didn't even know they were eating healthy some desserts were brought, but I was able to pass. One more week- keep up the good work everyone.
  10. PaleoGardener

    Family of 3 Starting July 7th

    Welcome notyouravrgpaleomama- hope you're doing well SonnyBelle- here's an article I read this morning regarding Crohns http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/26/best-foods-to-ease-crohn-disease-symptoms/ Funny how people are finding cures/help for diseases & ailments by altering their diets. Good to see people are learning they are what they eat. Glad your husbands trip went well. Praying he can keep up his weight & continue to improve his health. I relate to the breaking the rule with the scale. I've had years of problems with weight, & I do break the same rule. It helps me see how certain foods affect me. Helps keep me on track with making better choices. Marinscb- maybe some day you can have that garden. I didn't do mine until I quit work 4 years ago. It is fun to go out & pick my dinner. My neighbors think it's amusing. (I grow in both front & back yard). Lots of what I'm serving tonight at the party came from my garden. All the dishes are paleo & most are W30. Won't they be surprised? It will be good to see my old staff & catch up with everyone. (I ran a bookstore for years) We've been remodeling our bathroom ( my daughter did the tile work!) finally finished & today we can put everything back together. Then to clean & get ready for the guests. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend- enjoy your success & the good health you are creating in your lives. Share the Good News!
  11. PaleoGardener

    Family of 3 Starting July 7th

    Sweating it out in San Diego today. Cooking marathon for the party this weekend. Not all W30 compliant, but still healthy for the guests. Zucchini bread done, roasting pumpkins for pumpkin ice cream (pumpkins came ripe early this year). Potato salad (all W30), fruit salad & grilled flank steak Or chicken kabobs with cherry balsamic BBQ sauce. Some clothes fitting a little better-yay! So good to hear of everyone's success. Hope you all have a great weekend!
  12. PaleoGardener

    Family of 3 Starting July 7th

    Good morning- here's to another good day. Choices are getting easier. Finding more ways to include veggies in each meal. I need to come up with a menu for a party this weekend for my former employees. Let your daughter know I never found the "tiger blood" energy they kept talking about when I did the first W30. Since then, I have followed a mostly paleo diet and this time around am feeling it more. Even with the heat we are having here I get up & workout & keep going throughout the day. Hang in there. It takes a little longer for some. Hope your husband's trip is going well. Need to plan a meal for my cooking class. Now off cook for Mama's Kitchen. Grateful for good health & able to help those who are not well.
  13. PaleoGardener

    Family of 3 Starting July 7th

    Did you see they allow potatoes on W30 now. Not chips & fires, but with veggies. http://whole30.com/2014/07/new-whole30/ SonnyBelle- here is a tool I've recommended to my cooking friends- makes spaghetti out of veggies. Works great- love this!! http://buyveggetti.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1 Marinscb- glad you are having success- keep it up! I have friends that have lots of health problems but don't want to change what they eat. I try to make them yummy meals & not push too hard. Just let them know we are what we eat. So glad to hear everyone is doing well. Hope you're all getting some rest this weekend & enjoying some good food & good company! Keep up the good work!!
  14. PaleoGardener

    Family of 3 Starting July 7th

    I'm sure you've heard this, but if you are saving money only go organic on things you eat the whole piece. Go organic on apples, but not oranges since you don't eat the outside, etc. So glad you are having success with your plans. I've been doing this for several months & still learning. I stock up when things are on sale. I also have the luxury of my garden & freeze or can everything I can. Today my church ladies cooking group is coming over for a canning lesson. How are you all feeling? Hope everyone is doing great. I do feel better this time around than I did going through this the first time. Keep tweaking what I'm eating- go easy on the nuts. Hope your husbands trip goes well- hang in there. We're getting healthier!
  15. PaleoGardener

    Family of 3 Starting July 7th

    http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2014/07/14/crockpot-pulled-pork-1-pot-5-awesome-meals-camp-nerd-fitness-sale-ends-friday/ Here's another good recipe that can be stretched & fixed in different ways Hope everyone is doing well & starting to feel great. Having sausage stuffed apples tonight - so good. SonnyBelle- tuna packs, veggies, beef jerky. I sent my daughter on a plane last week with homemade hummus ( using sweet potato or zucchini). I even weighed them into 3 oz packets to make it on the plane. If you check out the W30 website I think there are more tips for traveling.