BeckyB

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About BeckyB

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  • Birthday 08/29/1962

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    Oklahoma
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    gardening, watercolor painting, word games, reading

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  1. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    If you feel like your Whole30 progress isn’t showing you results fast enough, I’d like to share a thought I had this morning. It occurred to me that a huge NSV for me was the feeling of control I’ve been having. Everyone has so much in their life that they have zero control over. Those things we can’t control affect us, our lives, our loved ones, and we have to deal with the fallout every day. Each day we have to, once again, reconcile ourselves and accept them. Controlling what you eat via the Whole 30, and doing it day after day, has slowly given me a feeling of power that I quite enjoy. It resonates. I CAN control something that affects me in a very big way. It feels GOOD.
  2. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    Happy day 16, I'm so pleased that I'm feeling in the swing of "doing it" even having had a cold most of the time. Definitely feeling less puffy. I've started considering doing a Whole 60... I am 55 and it's now or never to get it together!!! I was home yesterday with the arctic temps and I made Nom Nom Paleo's egg drop soup. It was SO GOOD AND EASY! And quick! I love egg drop soup and this had been on my mind for awhile. https://nomnompaleo.com/post/129592158903/simple-egg-drop-soup I also found her Magic Mushroom spice blend at Whole Foods just now, and even a couple of her dishes on the hot bar! Fun! https://nomnompaleo.com/2017/09/06/20170906ready-for-another-whole-foods-takeover Stay with it everyone!
  3. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    Happy day 7 everyone. I think if you've made it this far you're good to go. As I've posted, the 'no wine' part of the W30 is my biggest challenge. It has helped(?) that my household has been sickly this week and the booze has stayed on the shelf, so my husband didn't drink this weekend and that was nice not to have that temptation going on. I felt okay enough yesterday to do some cooking/prep. Made some chicken salad (yay I had homemade mayo) and a big cabbage roll casserole. I've discovered cabbage and brussel sprouts lately, didn't ever realize how good they were. Nom Nom Paleo's roasted brussel sprouts with bacon is goooood. After I get over this cold my goal is to amp up my exercise. Have a good week everybody!
  4. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    Thank you!!! This sounds right up my alley.
  5. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    do you have a link for the unstuffed cabbage rolls recipe? thx!
  6. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    You may want to slowly wean yourself off the coffee, if you're going to, so you don't get killer headaches.
  7. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    https://meljoulwan.com/ Her blog and cookbooks are a wealth of information and recipes.
  8. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    EAT THE FAT! I noticed on a few postings of what folks had for breakfast that enough fat was missing. I try to eat at least a quarter of an avocado with every meal. They add great flavor and REALLY help you feel full longer. I also don't sweat repeating the same meals. I've figured out a few that I really like, and I don't mind eating them often. I guess my all time favorite is Hamburger patties over a big salad. I dip the bites of hamburger into homemade mayo and it's gooooood. Breakfast on workdays is always a chopped salad with boiled eggs and avocado, drizzled with olive oil and vinegar. I chop everything up fairly small so it's easy to eat at my desk with a spoon. And I never thought I would like black coffee. Since my first whole 30 3 years ago (or 4) I have PREFER it black. I never would have thunk it!
  9. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    Once you rice the cauliflower, it's much less cauliflower-ish. Plus I use it as a base layer for other things, like the chili today, so it's disguised. I make the Well Fed version, and I add plenty of onion and garlic. It's good!
  10. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    Yes, Happy Day 1 everybody. I also have an Instant Pot and pulled it out yesterday. I made sweet potato chili, and had that over cauliflower rice for lunch today, it was delicious!
  11. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    Oh ya! I'm drinking my wine and helping to finish off the pecan pie that's in the kitchen!
  12. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    I too am a daily drinker of wine. I've successfully completed two W30's, and I found that if I can distract myself between the hours of 6 to 8 pm, then I'm okay. Kind of "over the hump" of the wanting. So try to mix up your routine between your regular wine hours, And, after a few days, it does get easier and easier.
  13. BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    Hello! I'm starting my 3rd W30 on Tuesday. Happy to join you guys. For those that have expressed concern over coffee creamer, I must tell you that since my first W30, 3 years ago, I've taken my coffee black, by choice. I never would have thunk it. I have also not gone back to Raisin Bran (or any cereal) for breakfast, also haven't had a glass of milk. These were not really intentional, I just don't want them, don't think about them, any more. My challenge is alcohol. I love a martini and a glass or two or three of red wine. But, I've abstained before and I know I can do it. What propels me this time is 1) my weight makes me unhappy and 2) I remember HOW GOOD I felt on my prior W30's. Good luck everybody!!!
  14. - when you're baking sweet potatoes at 6:30 am - when you realize that your 5 cutting boards and 10 knives aren't enough
  15. - when you get excited because you thought of a new way to flavor your water