Jenn2011

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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi Sandy! Sorry for the delay in responding, I'm still here, but terrible at keeping up with the forums and the FB page! I have heard the same about making sure to always wear shoes with good arch support. I'm always nagging my sister about flip flops in the summer time (that's what big sisters do, right?!). My arches collapse when I run, so I need good shoes and good support inserts as well to avoid ankle pain from posterior tibial tendonitis. That side-lined me for a few weeks about a year and a half ago, and icing really helped!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from mumontherun in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Way to go! You're in the good part now, smooth sailing the next 12 days!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Let me know what you think- even my non-Whole 30 hubby was a big fan! I cut the recipe in half and still had 30+ meatballs, which gave me 5 days worth of lunch protein. I'm all for anything I can cook once that will last me most of the week.
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from mumontherun in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Way to go! You're in the good part now, smooth sailing the next 12 days!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from sunsoakeddreamer in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi all- glad to see everyone is still hanging in there! It's my day 19... just waiting for my tiger blood now. LOL! It took a bit the first round last August, so I'm not anticipating it in the next few days.
    I bought a spiralizer a few months back and adore it. I make a batch of pasta sauce with crumbled turkey sausage, and then toss in raw "zoodles" when the sauce is done, simmer for a few extra minutes. The zoodles will cook in the sauce. It tastes great- I don't miss pasta at all.
    One more to share- I made Well Fed's Bora Bora Fireballs and Sunshine Sauce this week- oh my gosh is that good stuff! I've been taking them to work for lunch every day along with green beans, carrots, and a little fruit. If you haven't tried them yet, I highly recommend them. They have a decent kick, but not so much heat that I'm scrambling for my water bottle either.
    I hope everyone is doing well- have a great weekend!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from sunsoakeddreamer in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi all- glad to see everyone is still hanging in there! It's my day 19... just waiting for my tiger blood now. LOL! It took a bit the first round last August, so I'm not anticipating it in the next few days.
    I bought a spiralizer a few months back and adore it. I make a batch of pasta sauce with crumbled turkey sausage, and then toss in raw "zoodles" when the sauce is done, simmer for a few extra minutes. The zoodles will cook in the sauce. It tastes great- I don't miss pasta at all.
    One more to share- I made Well Fed's Bora Bora Fireballs and Sunshine Sauce this week- oh my gosh is that good stuff! I've been taking them to work for lunch every day along with green beans, carrots, and a little fruit. If you haven't tried them yet, I highly recommend them. They have a decent kick, but not so much heat that I'm scrambling for my water bottle either.
    I hope everyone is doing well- have a great weekend!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from sunsoakeddreamer in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi all- glad to see everyone is still hanging in there! It's my day 19... just waiting for my tiger blood now. LOL! It took a bit the first round last August, so I'm not anticipating it in the next few days.
    I bought a spiralizer a few months back and adore it. I make a batch of pasta sauce with crumbled turkey sausage, and then toss in raw "zoodles" when the sauce is done, simmer for a few extra minutes. The zoodles will cook in the sauce. It tastes great- I don't miss pasta at all.
    One more to share- I made Well Fed's Bora Bora Fireballs and Sunshine Sauce this week- oh my gosh is that good stuff! I've been taking them to work for lunch every day along with green beans, carrots, and a little fruit. If you haven't tried them yet, I highly recommend them. They have a decent kick, but not so much heat that I'm scrambling for my water bottle either.
    I hope everyone is doing well- have a great weekend!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi Sandy! Sorry for the delay in responding, I'm still here, but terrible at keeping up with the forums and the FB page! I have heard the same about making sure to always wear shoes with good arch support. I'm always nagging my sister about flip flops in the summer time (that's what big sisters do, right?!). My arches collapse when I run, so I need good shoes and good support inserts as well to avoid ankle pain from posterior tibial tendonitis. That side-lined me for a few weeks about a year and a half ago, and icing really helped!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Welcome Maria! You know what they say- 3rd time is a charm! I completed my first Whole 30 last September and was amazed at the emotional changes that went along with the physical. Just feeling overall happier and more positive, more in control of emotions- it's amazing what 30 days will do. Good luck!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi Sandy,
    My sister also contends with PF, and gave me some good advice when I started running. Freeze a plastic water bottle, then use it to roll out your arches. It's helped both of us- maybe it will help you as well.
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi Sandy,
    My sister also contends with PF, and gave me some good advice when I started running. Freeze a plastic water bottle, then use it to roll out your arches. It's helped both of us- maybe it will help you as well.
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Welcome Maria! You know what they say- 3rd time is a charm! I completed my first Whole 30 last September and was amazed at the emotional changes that went along with the physical. Just feeling overall happier and more positive, more in control of emotions- it's amazing what 30 days will do. Good luck!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Welcome Laura- and congrats on your weight loss, that's fantastic! I finally lost the remaining baby weight a few years ago. I was stuck at a plateau since then which I finally broke through during my last Whole 30. Nothing got me through it until then. I think if anything can push you over the plateau, this will be it. Good luck!
    edit: I didn't go into this for weight loss, I was in the healthy range, but still about 10 lbs away from "goal". The weight loss was just an added benefit- but it paled in comparison to the other benefits.
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I totally understand where you are. When I'm really in my groove, eating right and exercising, I feel great. But once I start missing workouts, and I start giving in to too many treats, I just feel kind of blah overall. After finishing my Whole 30 in September I felt amazing, and kicked myself for letting that go over the holidays. But hey, it's why we're here, right?
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Nice work bluebonnets, staying compliant at parties is tough! A friend once told me it works well if you take a slice of cake, kind of stab at it with your fork, move it around the plate, and it looks like you've "eaten" without eating. Of course, my willpower usually works better if I just say no thanks up front. My birthday is next weekend, I'm a bit worried about how I'm going to do myself as we'll be visiting with my aunt and uncle. She is big into health food, but in the traditional way we grew up with (low fat, whole grains), and isn't quite sure what to think of my Whole 30 stuff. But I'll figure it out! I'll be almost 2 weeks in at that point (started 12/29), and I don't want to lose that much progress!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi all! I've been fighting off a head cold the past few days and it finally hit me full-force this afternoon. Still being compliant, but man is the desire for comfort food strong when you're not feeling well! Dinner ended up being simple tonight, eggs, potatoes and spinach. Fairly comfort-foodish, but still compliant. I'm looking forward to sleeping in a bit tomorrow and hopefully kicking this head cold before the busy week gets going again.
    Have a great evening/day!
    Jenn
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Welcome Laura- and congrats on your weight loss, that's fantastic! I finally lost the remaining baby weight a few years ago. I was stuck at a plateau since then which I finally broke through during my last Whole 30. Nothing got me through it until then. I think if anything can push you over the plateau, this will be it. Good luck!
    edit: I didn't go into this for weight loss, I was in the healthy range, but still about 10 lbs away from "goal". The weight loss was just an added benefit- but it paled in comparison to the other benefits.
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Nice work bluebonnets, staying compliant at parties is tough! A friend once told me it works well if you take a slice of cake, kind of stab at it with your fork, move it around the plate, and it looks like you've "eaten" without eating. Of course, my willpower usually works better if I just say no thanks up front. My birthday is next weekend, I'm a bit worried about how I'm going to do myself as we'll be visiting with my aunt and uncle. She is big into health food, but in the traditional way we grew up with (low fat, whole grains), and isn't quite sure what to think of my Whole 30 stuff. But I'll figure it out! I'll be almost 2 weeks in at that point (started 12/29), and I don't want to lose that much progress!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Welcome Laura- and congrats on your weight loss, that's fantastic! I finally lost the remaining baby weight a few years ago. I was stuck at a plateau since then which I finally broke through during my last Whole 30. Nothing got me through it until then. I think if anything can push you over the plateau, this will be it. Good luck!
    edit: I didn't go into this for weight loss, I was in the healthy range, but still about 10 lbs away from "goal". The weight loss was just an added benefit- but it paled in comparison to the other benefits.
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I totally understand where you are. When I'm really in my groove, eating right and exercising, I feel great. But once I start missing workouts, and I start giving in to too many treats, I just feel kind of blah overall. After finishing my Whole 30 in September I felt amazing, and kicked myself for letting that go over the holidays. But hey, it's why we're here, right?
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Nice work bluebonnets, staying compliant at parties is tough! A friend once told me it works well if you take a slice of cake, kind of stab at it with your fork, move it around the plate, and it looks like you've "eaten" without eating. Of course, my willpower usually works better if I just say no thanks up front. My birthday is next weekend, I'm a bit worried about how I'm going to do myself as we'll be visiting with my aunt and uncle. She is big into health food, but in the traditional way we grew up with (low fat, whole grains), and isn't quite sure what to think of my Whole 30 stuff. But I'll figure it out! I'll be almost 2 weeks in at that point (started 12/29), and I don't want to lose that much progress!
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I have been craving soup the past few days non-stop! Years ago when hubby and I used to frequent the Olive Garden (bad I know...) my favorite thing there was their Zuppa Toscana soup. That's been on my mind the past few days, I need to recreate it Whole 30 style (probably been done already- just have to search!).
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    Jenn2011 reacted to Bluebonnets in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Yesterday marked Day 12 for me (I started a little early), and I am soooooo proud of myself....
     
    Went to a dinner party last night; my friend is the most amazing cook.  I didn't want to cancel due to being on W30, nor did I want to be "one of those people", as no one in my real life knows I'm doing this.  
     
    I was originally going to take an Uber with some other friends due to drinking, but since I'm on W30, I volunteered to drive, so.....problem #1 solved....built-in "no alcohol" excuse.
     
    Appetizers were easy, as she had these amazing-smelling-and-looking popover pastry things, but also a lovely veggie tray.  I successfully ate only veggies, none of the dip (didn't know what was in it).
     
    Dinner was easy too, as she had salad and beef tenderloin and potatoes.  
     
    Dessert was so tough!  She made the most amazing-looking cake, and served everyone a huge slice!  I asked my friend next to me if she wanted to split a piece with me, so we "split" it.  I never took a bite, and everyone was so busy talking and laughing, no one even noticed!  I found it kind of funny, as I felt I was "getting away" with something!
     
    And yesterday (Day 12) was actually my first "Kill all the Things" days, so I was worried going in.  On to Day 13....
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    Jenn2011 reacted to praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    leaC - I make it when I remember, I brew Twinings fruit teas in hot water and then have over ice or with mineral water. I rarely drink at all now even when I'm not Whole30. Yummy dinner!
     
    Ready - it does get better, have some extra sweet potato, it helps to cut down on the cranky also, I personally recommend not exercising unless you feel very motivated to do so. Cranky exercise can result in injuries.
     
    Jenn - Soup is nice and comforting  
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    Jenn2011 got a reaction from praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi all! I've been fighting off a head cold the past few days and it finally hit me full-force this afternoon. Still being compliant, but man is the desire for comfort food strong when you're not feeling well! Dinner ended up being simple tonight, eggs, potatoes and spinach. Fairly comfort-foodish, but still compliant. I'm looking forward to sleeping in a bit tomorrow and hopefully kicking this head cold before the busy week gets going again.
    Have a great evening/day!
    Jenn