JennyF

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About JennyF

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  • Birthday May 9

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    Pennsylvania
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    Pets, animal rescue, computer generated art and graphics, web design, gardening, travel, photography.
  1. JennyF

    What can I put on my burger?

    Roasted tomatoes, purple onions, yellow and orange peppers, garlic, mushrooms diced small & tossed with olive oil, spread on a baking sheet evenly and topped with a salt free seasoning of your choice before baking. Lay down on top of a bed of sauteed spinach with a side of spaghetti squash. Top with homemade guacamole and salsa. Sprinkle with diced green onion. Eat. Enjoy. Repeat often.
  2. JennyF

    How do I delete my account?

    Hey Miss Mary.. forget it. I was having a major breakdown yesterday on day 3 of my W30 program... the husband says I'm overly sensitive right now! I'm craving chocolate and my sugars are dropping fast. I think my body is wacked out and I'm too emotional, but the good news is that I have not deviated from my diet even once!!
  3. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    OK.. I had my little breakdown yesterday and I'm much better today. Ready to keep going. Still sticking to the program, but gosh I want some chocolate!!!
  4. I've decided this isn't for me. How do I permanently delete my account?
  5. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    I purchased the Well Fed Paleo & Paleo Comfort Foods. I also subscribed to a couple of Paleo blogs where recipes are posted often and with amazing results! Just Google "Paleo Recipes" and you'll find a gambit of them out there! Do you have any favorite recipes?
  6. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    So far so good... this is day 2 for me. Although a little earlier I had a craving for chocolate after watching a commercial for Hershey's chocolate! I just walked away and got a glass of water. My new mantra is "It's only 30 days". Every time I get the urge to indulge in something naughty, I keep reminding myself of what waits for me at the end of the tunnel. Dinner tonight was interesting. I made a veggie and meat lasagna. I layered butternut squash, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms and swiss chard intermittently with a homemade Italian meat sauce. Instead of cheese, I ran some cashews through my magic bullet to grind it up and sprinkled it on top of the casserole. It gave it a cheese like flavor and made the topping crispy. It turned out pretty good. The only thing is that the veggies cooked down leaving it a bit watery. I just drained it off. I ordered a few Paleo cookbooks from Amazon.com which should be coming this week sometime, so I'll have more choices. The food is actually quite good and I'm really not having any critical cravings that can't be handled. I think for me to succeed, I just have to make sure my meals taste good, yet keeping withing the W30 guidelines. It's totally doable! Of course this is only day 2, so there may be more difficulty ahead with the cravings. I'm just gearing up as best as I can. Tomorrow I'm making Thai curry butternut squash soup with Chicken breast. I found a great recipe online that looks amazing! Hope everyone is doing well! Jenny
  7. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    I had to jump in on this when I saw your comment regarding your family thinking that you have gone to extremes. I'm fortunate in that my husband is very supportive, however in the past I had other family members squawk at me for diet choices. But I say stick to your goals. In the final analysis, it's your body and since you have to live in it, you should be the one to decide what's good for you. To me "extremes" are not found in eating good sources of protein, vegetables, fruits and healthy fats. Extremes are issues such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, fatigue, obesity, not feeling well. Living a life of addiction where one is constantly craving sugar and foods that are harmful to the body. Those are the real extremes. If getting off heart and diabetic medications, experiencing increased energy, better sleep patterns and less frequent visits to the doctor due to optimum health is "extreme"... then so be it I won't mind when other people think I'm extreme! They can continue to inject their insulin and pop pills to stay alive and I'll just continue to march to the beat of my own drum. Hang in there and stay strong. You got this.
  8. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    Glad you asked that! I just now went and checked on the package and fortunately it was indeed 'sugar free'... whewww!! It's really more like lean ham strips then bacon, but amazing!
  9. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    Well here it is! Yesterday - day 1 - got off to a rocky start. I ended up having to drive the distance of two hours away to tend to a family matter on the spur of the moment and wasn't able to start. I ate at a relatives house where they served up lasagna so I figured what the heck, I'll just postpone it one day. So in actuality I'm officially starting today, but I figure since there are still 30 days left in this month, I'm good to go. Lesson learned though.. I'm going to stock up some Whole 30 grab-and-go foods so that in the event of another last minute crisis, I can take my own food with me to eat so that I don't fall off the wagon. This morning got off to a great start... Breakfast: 2 strips of organic, nitrate free, grass fed bacon 2 organic omega 3 enriched eggs scrambled with Gee, mushrooms & onions By the way, the price of Gee is freakin' expensive! I Googled for recipes on how to make it myself and found quite a few on the internet, so I took a shot at it. It's very easy and far less expensive. I didn't have cheese cloth to strain it, so I used a small hand held strainer instead. It did pretty good with getting the bulk of the dairy foam out of it. What little was left in the bowl, I used a teaspoon to skim off the remaining foam. Easy peasy! Lunch today will be a throw together salad loaded with chicken breast, avocado and a homemade dressing I picked up some blueberries, strawberries, raspberries & black berries to make a little fruit salad with for later Dinner tonight: ground sirloin steak with sauteed peppers, onions, mushrooms, mustard greens, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, and maybe some sliced sweet potato chunks tossed in coconut oil and baked until crispy. Having just started, I'm not craving any sweets or naughty foods yet, but I'm gearing up for whatever withdrawals I may be headed for this week. So far so good. I put this out there in an earlier post, but I wanted to extend it again for those who may have not seen it. You're all invited to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jenny.fedei I'm always up for making new friends and would welcome anyone from this forum. I see this entire process as a way of life and would like to connect with others who are on the same journey. I'm so glad everyone is gathering here to share our experiences. It makes this process not such a lonely one. Have blessed day everyone! Jenny <3
  10. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    Tonight I was at the supermarket looking for clarified butter, but couldn't find it. I thought I saw a recipe somewhere online that explains how to make it yourself. Does anyone know how to do this? What is Ghee made from? I have never tried it. Started prepping today. I had a whole frozen turkey saved from Thanksgiving in my freezer. I usually buy a few when they go on sale during the holidays. Right now I have it roasting in my oven. I plan to portion some off for meals. I also picked up some berries, stone fruits and lots of greens. I have my fish and chicken breast in the freezer and some grass fed beef. Tomorrow I'm going to chop my veggies and make a few dishes. I also garden. Right now I have an over abundance of zucchini that I need to do something with. I blanched a huge batch last week and put them in the freezer but I'm looking for some W30 recipes that utilize zucchini and can be frozen. I was thinking of making some zucchini and carrot patties and freezing them for quick meals. Does anyone else have any ideas of what I can do with these things for my 30 day challenge? I realize zucchini muffins or bread are out of the question even if made with almond flour due to the requirements, so I was thinking of some sort of meat and zucchini dish to freeze. Any ideas out there?
  11. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    Hey Brian, I'm looking forward to reading your blog! For those who want to post their own journey, there is a spot on this forum where you can post about your own journey: http://forum.whole9life.com/forum/24-your-whole30-log/ They call it a "Log" but it's a place to write about your own experiences. Or you can go on to Blogger.com and open up a free account in about 10 minutes. You don't have to be a wiz at creating blogs because they have templates that you can choose from for free. It's very easy to do. I'm stoked that so many have joined this thread! This is going to be a dynamo group! .
  12. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    Man, I can't keep this to myself! I stumbled upon this great little website yesterday that has Whole 30 approved recipes which include pictures. Looks good! I'm definitely going to give a few of these a try on my plan: http://www.thefoodee.com/tag/whole30/
  13. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    Two half-loaves? Where do you live? I'll bring the milk! That's what I'm afraid of. I hope I can stick with this long enough to narrow down whatever insensitivity my body may have. I'm tired of being tired and sick all the time. I really think I may have a gluten or dairy intolerance, but I'm not sure at this point. When you say you "got sick of the whole process", was it due to craving other foods that normally eat? Or was it something physical? Why do you think you ended up deviating from your goal? I'm trying to gain understanding here because I'm reading comments from people who have tried and failed on this plan in the past. I don't want to be one of those statistics. I remember years ago when I did the "Fat Flush Plan".. very similar to this one... I stuck with it for about a week before I caved in. It was tough. I'm making food preparation in the kitchen this week to help me stay on track, but I'm also trying to gear up mentally as well. Perhaps you can share some of what you learned. Have you come up with any strategies to circumvent giving into temptation when you hit a road block? We all have to stick together on this one.
  14. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    So I'm wondering, should we all agree to check in to this thread at least once a day beginning August 1st? I saw another section of the forum where we can individually blog our journey. I'm thinking of doing that and posting a link to it here daily. I'm curious to know if anyone else plans to blog as well? I'd be interested in following your stories. We can compare battle scars! ha! I'm sure at some point I'm going to be cussing out Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, but by day 30 we'll be friends again.
  15. JennyF

    August 1st Group Thread

    Ohhhh the "last act of defiance meal"!! I had a chocolate chip cookie today and I'll probably have a hamburger with the bun and a plate of sweet potato french fries the day before. One main reason for doing this is to clean out my body for 30 days and then add back in wheat, beans, & dairy one food group at a time as the book suggests, so I can test for food reactions. I have hypothyroidism and know that some of these foods can affect the endocrine system. This will help me to narrow down anything reactive to my system. So it's bye-bye naughty foods for 30 days after Thursday and hello W30 on August 1st. I suspect the first week will be "hell week" with the carb and sugar withdrawal, not to mention no dairy, but I'm no sissy! ha!