BeckyB

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    BeckyB got a reaction from nicoledawn913 in 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.
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    BeckyB got a reaction from nicoledawn913 in 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.
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    BeckyB got a reaction from nicoledawn913 in 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.
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    BeckyB reacted to LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    Yea day 18! 
    Someone at work this morning told me I was looking really good and that she could see some changes in my tummy area! (She's a good work friend so that wasn't an inappropriate comment, by the way...) In fact today I do see and feel some changes.  I'm wearing a pair of pants which used to be uncomfortably tight and now they are just tight (hey, I'll take that!) I have a few go-to dishes that I eat all the time and always have leftovers, and this weekend I'll experiment with some other recipes too. My work days are manic with meetings the entire day, including lunch meetings, and I just go in there with my compliant food and fill myself up while ignoring all the other food unless there are some items I know I can eat too.
    How is everyone doing this Friday?
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    BeckyB reacted to diamonds422 in Starting January 2!   
    That's wonderful. The Whole30 helps me with my mental health, too. It's not a complete cure for me either, but it makes a huge difference.
    Y'all, I would just like to echo again how freaking amazing Mel Joulwan's chocolate chili is. I made a double batch a couple days ago and usually I freeze half, but this time my husband and I are just eating our way through it! Let it simmer as long as possible and you will really taste the difference. I like to throw a big handful of fresh spinach in my bowl and mix it in to get more veggies in there.
    Tonight I'll be making Nom Nom Paleo's sheet pan chicken fajitas with avocado crema. I'll report back and let everyone know how it is. It's only now, on my fourth Whole30, that I'm getting the hang of cooking on a schedule without it taking over my life or randomly running out of food in the middle of the week. Practice makes perfect, I guess!
    https://nomnompaleo.com/2017/06/13/20170613sheet-pan-chicken-fajitas-avocado-crema
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    BeckyB got a reaction from nicoledawn913 in 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.
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    BeckyB reacted to JohannaE in Starting January 2!   
    This weekend will be the most challenging for me. We're headed to New York City (to see Hamilton!), where there is so much food (bagels!) and so many friends who want to grab a drink! We've found a couple great places for meals that I'm actually looking forward to, and are going to make it a lower key weekend than we likely otherwise would. I do take satisfaction in knowing that it will surely be a healthier weekend than it otherwise would have been!
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    BeckyB reacted to SugarcubeOD in Starting January 2!   
    Everyone's tiget blood looks different... yours might be zero anxiety attacks and a good sense of humor... don't dismiss that amazing NSV just because it doesn't look like someone else's boundless energy.  
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    BeckyB got a reaction from nicoledawn913 in 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.
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    BeckyB reacted to dianne m in Starting January 2!   
    I think the tiger blood has hit!  If that is what prompted me to get into high gear and make "perfect burgers" last night, then roast spaghetti squash and sweet potatoes; and while those were roasting, making the downright SCRUMPTIOUS mashed cauliflower!  Went to bed a little later than usual; slept till 5 and took the dog for a power walk/jog.  It felt SO GOOD!
    Also - confession/confusion time - I am not sure how it is I fit into those jeans, b/c my other clothes still just slightly less snug, and other smaller things aren't really fitting yet.  I must have stretched them out so much last time I tried to get into them  ... and with less bloat I was able to zip them up.  Who knows?  It's baffling to me - but I don't care - I feel SO GOOD!   I know I am walking taller.  I feel happier.  I find I am being gentler with strangers, too.  I work in SF, and pedestrians and cars alike can be so annoying, but I've been much calmer when getting cut off by a car while in a crosswalk; or when someone with head buried in phone just plain stops right in the middle of the sidewalk... 
    Anyway, I am LOVING the food.  Referring to the W30 book is making me a better cook.  I never looked up how to make a burger before (how hard can it be?), and now, I see what I have been doing wrong!  Day by Day is a great way to track everything and as someone above said, moving that marker to the next page is really satisfying.  I am also thinking of slowly adding back in only wine after the 30 days, bc birthday, and then continuing with W40 through Lent.  I support a team going to trial right after Easter and I am finding this way of eating and behavior modification is totally busting stress issues for me!
    Sorry for the long winded-ness, but I really feel like this challenge is a winner!
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    BeckyB got a reaction from nicoledawn913 in 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.
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    BeckyB got a reaction from nicoledawn913 in 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.
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    BeckyB reacted to Sissi in Starting January 2!   
    I am surprised to realize that the hardest part of the Whole30 for me so far is to deal with my emotional eating habits. I find the whole30 meals really tasty and I do not feel deprived of anything. However, I find it so difficult not to fall back into old, bad habits of self-medicating with food when something feels off. I have been feeling exhausted and a bit sick the past couple of days and my first reflex is always to want to eat something, especially carbs, fat and sugar, in order to deal with my feelings. I am really happy  (and a little proud of myself also :-)) that I have managed to stay strong and not give in to these strong cravings. It helps me to inhale peppermint essential oil and I keep a journal to write down my emotions. Meditation also helps me a lot to deal with stress and fatigue. It also helps me to distract myself for long enough until the cravings pass. So far, the Whole30 has been a really good and important experience for me. Realizing the extent and power of my emotional eating habits and (the process of) learning to deal with my emotions without food is a big NSV for me. 
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    BeckyB got a reaction from nicoledawn913 in 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.
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    BeckyB got a reaction from nicoledawn913 in 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.
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    BeckyB got a reaction from nicoledawn913 in 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.
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    BeckyB got a reaction from LagunaRover in 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!
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    BeckyB got a reaction from LagunaRover in 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!
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    BeckyB got a reaction from LagunaRover in 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!
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    BeckyB reacted to Mousey14 in Starting January 2!   
    Hi all!  I don't know about anyone else, but the mornings seem to go by too quick in my home and I usually don't allow myself enough time to make a decent breakfast.  Lucky for me, I could eat the same thing for breakfast everyday for a month and be completely content.  Which brings me to the point of this post.  One way I make mornings more manageable is by always having breakfast casserole at the ready.
    I use 10 eggs, 2 small or 1 large potato cubed (white or sweet - it helps to put these in the microwave for a minute or two to soften them up a bit), 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped bell peppers, 1lb of homemade (or compliant store bought) sausage (browned with the onions), 1T red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste.  Bake in 9x12 dish at 375° for 40ish minutes (or until the eggs are cooked) and cut it into 8-10 pieces.  I store it in a gallon sized ziplock in the refrigerator and pull out 1-2 pieces each morning, pop it in the microwave and then top with 1/4 avocado.  It's delicious, covers all of the food groups, and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare on a crazy busy morning!
    Hope you're all enjoying this beautiful Humpday!  It's raining here, but it's still beautiful!  
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    BeckyB reacted to DoodleJo in Starting January 2!   
    Found buried in the freezer over the weekend, a huge whole salmon!  The Hubs baked it last night with just a little ghee, lemon and salt free seasoning, yumm-o!  Then he tagged me on FB in the salmon patties with tarter sauce, dinner is served!   
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    BeckyB got a reaction from TamMarie in 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.
     
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    BeckyB got a reaction from TamMarie in 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!!!
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    BeckyB got a reaction from OHMaryF in 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!  
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    BeckyB reacted to Jim4884 in Little House on the Whole30 Prairie   
    So an interesting problem (challenge) you've created for yourself with the "one trip" rule!  I am almost the antithesis of that, I sort of do a cookup every weekend, but I am fond of winging it and if I get an inspiration on Wednesday, I'll go to the store, pick up any missing ingredients, and make it that night, leftovers be damned!   Overall I do a decent job of not getting too far ahead of myself, so I don't often have to throw out food that I couldn't eat, but I love having the freedom to modify the plan I made.  Of course, the fact that I'm willing to be a little daring with how long food will keep (as we discussed on another thread haha) also helps.
    Good fun, keep us posted!