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  1. Amica

    Trader Joe's and Costco options

    You can buy ghee at Trader Joe's also. I found that to be very helpful.
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    Phone Apps?

    Paleo NomNom is a good app for recipes.
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    Overheard in my house this evening....

    GlennR, I think what Vera5th was referring to was the first part of the sentence, "I have been eating mainly vegetables, meat, (haven't done red meat for well over 10 years)..." That would definitely make it easier to start the Whole30, and I can understand how giving up all the fruit from juicing would be a challenge. Once you start, Vera5th, you won't miss it so much, though it will be a bit of an adjustment. Good luck!
  4. I've had the same feeling about eggs lately, so I too have been working on other things just so I don't get so sick of them I decide I can never eat another egg again I grew up with parents who fully believed that leftover dinners made perfectly good breakfasts, so I feel like I'm ahead of the game a little bit. One of my favorite breakfast treats when I was younger was to get the leftover, wilted salad from the night before. Weird This morning I made myself a 1/3 pound hamburger patty, flattened to very thin, topped it with a spread of guac and some sauteed halved grape tomatoes. It was really delicious!
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    What did I do??????

    Thanks for the replies! I was really bummed about having to "start over", but then I thought, "you know, this really isn't hard - hasn't been for the last week - What's another 7 days?" So I pick myself up and move on. No more beating myself up. One thing I have noticed since my slip, is that whereas the rest of the week I've been waking up feeling really good, the last two mornings I feel like I've been hit over the head with something... Perhaps related to the edamame?? Thanks again!
  6. omg! I just can't believe it! I've been so exceedingly proud of myself all week for sticking to this. I've been feeling awesome. No cheating and it hadn't even been hard. And then today it hit me.... Omg, I ate edamame yesterday!!! I didn't even give it a second thought until I was shopping today at costco and walked past a giant bag of "Frozen Edamame - Soy Beans", and it hit me like a ton of bricks!! I accidentally cheated. guess today was day 1 again? Seriously Bummed.
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    You know, I had the exact feelings. THinking about how my family eats, what I like to do, the occasional glass of wine, etc. I was really scared and my confidence to be successful was truly in the gutter. I actually started this on Sunday, after feeling sick with heartburn after drinking a latte. I'd had it, so I thought, what the heck - I"m just going to start because as the book says, "what are you waiting for"? I figured I'd struggle the first week and probably end up cheating (like I said, not much faith in myself, my willpower or all the testimonials I'd read). Well, here I am telling you that 5 days after I started (heck, even 1 day after I started) I have no doubts about it, or myself more importantly. I have not had a bit of heartburn in 5 days, which for me seems somewhat miraculous as I've struggled with that symptom daily for the last 6 years. Gone. And you know what else is gone? The fear of cheating, or just thinking I won't be able to, and the cravings! No cravings for anything... PERIOD!!! That too seems absolutely amazing to me. I work in a school in a fairly stressful position, and being a stress eater, the hours after school are usually filled with cravings and bad choices. Now? Nothing. I leave school, go home and do whatever - besides eat. I don't miss the snacks, and I don't think of them. This weekend I have a big b'day party I've been invited to, and whereas last week I was stressing about it, today I'm not. I don't feel like it will be any issue to not have cake or a glass of wine. It's really amazing. So there's my testimonial - from someone who really, really thought that successfully getting through day one would be impossible, here I am at almost the end of week one, and feeling better than I have in years - and knowing that there's nowhere to go but up! Hang in there and have confidence - if I can do it, you can too! Best of luck!