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  1. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    my co-worker gave me this link http://www.paleofondue.com/2014/10/24/paleo-swedish-meatballs/ have fun making them! I actually doubled the batch and cooked them in the oven. it was just too tedious cooking on the stove top. I also cooked the onion and garlic for longer than recommended, i just think they are more flavorful when cooked longer....
  2. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    Hey ladies, how you all doing? I was tired yesterday and that translated into "I'm burnt-out on veggies"...ugh. Maybe it's the winter ones I'm getting tired of...hope spring comes soon! I'm noticing i'm not being as strict this time, so I've cut my snacks out. I was reaching for cashews too often, and also just nibbling on this and that when i'm cooking. Old Habits that I need to clean up! Made Swedish Meatballs yesterday and the gravy is The Bomb! the meatballs needed a little more salt...a little bland, even with all the spices. I'm going to try homemade BBQ sauce this week, with pork ribs and boneless,skinless chicken thighs...real excited to try it!! anyone making new recipes this week??
  3. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    I'm Frustrating with the website, I am using my voice activated texting & it's not posting??? This is my third attempt and I gave up with the voice thing (it's just so much easier though!) I'm doing good. Had zero energy last week but am now enjoying good energy through out the day. Cooking different recipes. Nomnompaleo.com is still my favorite. Spicy Tuna cakes & Asian meatballs are great! I usually make sliders instead of meatballs, it's just quicker. Anyone making anything new? I'm going to try Swedish meatballs, orange chicken & BBQ pulled pork. Hope all is well with everybody!
  4. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    Darn website didn't post my reply so I'm doing this short one to make sure it works
  5. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    Well I can relate to all the binge eating on a little of this and that and Old habits creeping back in. Like I said in my previous post, I started five days ago and already feel a difference. I'm not as bloated, & I'm not as anxious. It just feels right eating this way. Yes Clairezip, that sounds doable. Thats what I did for my "whole60"...... I'm a bit emotional today, hopefully my hormones will settle down in the next few days. Glad to hear from you all & look forward to reading about your experiences
  6. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    Clairezip-I'll have to think about it, but most likely...Yes!
  7. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    HI all, I'll keep using this thread. I just read over my last post.......well, the reintro didn't happen as planned. I ate a few noncopliant things, (like bacon) and it was a good 4 weeks before the binging started,(burgers,cookies,tator tots, chicken wings.....to name a few!) which was approx. 3 wks ago? ..(.i'm not focusing on time frames here) The most prominent symptom that returned is my congestion. The aches/pains in my right hip, L foot and R pelvis, started nagging me after eating the chicken wings, funny huh? Bloated in the abdomen some. Oh, and the lovely mood swings came back just a little, low energy, and inability to concentrate....... I chose to NOT weigh myself, it will just make me feel bad. I started my 3rd Whole30 yesterday. It was actually nice to be in the kitchen cooking "all day".....I have plenty of veggies cooked up and now just need to get some more protein cooked and ready to go. I'm looking forward to feeling better.....more energy, less moody, etc Mentally I'm feeling better because I know I'm taking care of myself! Ok Ladies let's get this thing started!!!
  8. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    hey, how's everyone doing? I have been "off roading" for a few days now. I'm eating things with dairy and sugar in them. Some unknowns also. I had chicken from a store deli today, one baked breast and one fried wing. Yeh, not feeling too good now. Didn't eat well at all today, not working, so no structure around my day, and when I got home this evening I was hungry and "cravy" so I ate Ezekel toast with almond butter and some apple, while I cooked a compliant dinner. I agree with the "I'm tired of it" comment from Britishgal, I'm back on full compliant diet tomorrow. Nothing good has come of this. Sure, I had my favorite toast, but I wasn't enjoying it leisurely...and sure, I had some good bacon this morning, but not so good I have to eat more any time soon. The convenience of the foods I ate today, does NOT out weigh the way I feel when I cook my own food. Now, to pull myself out of the hole I dug myself into! bought a good variety of veggies and have some food already cooked, so just a little more meal planning and I should be good! hope everyone else is doing good!
  9. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    Jclayton79-nice! Yes, My body agrees with this way of life also. I finished my 2nd W30 on Fri. So on Sat. I had a piece of chocolate. It was worth it! I also know it's not good enough chocolate for me to eat more. Today I put 1 tsp. of a mocha mix in my coffee, (I have yet to drink it). I'm choosing to reintroduce sugar in small amounts & see where my fine line is, with hopes of not causing out of control cravings. I already know the effect of dairy, so no need for reintro. But I am wanting to bring Ezekel bread back into my diet. With my new way of eating I've yet to see where to fit it in.....so may just skip it. Haven't decided yet..... Who else is reintro'ing? (yes, made-up word) Saw ladyshannys' blog-you gotta make it work for your own life. Good decision! I get the impression we have all made some life-changing choices with our food. I know I for sure have. Keep in touch.....Im interested in hearing how reintro is going, if anyone else is doing that @ this time.
  10. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    Hi all, I'm still pluggin' along, after my day 31 meal of Pad Thai, I'm back at it. Not really keeping track, but if need, I could track back and count the days. But my goal for doing this has been successful, a little more each day....... my eating habits have changed, i no longer crave foods(ie: chips, ice cream, popcorn,etc.) I no longer binge eat. I'm productive in the evenings, instead of feeling like i just got hit by a MAC truck and unable to think/function. I'm being patient with reintroduction, I want to be sure I'm able to give my reintro. the time and attention it needs. I'm also working on steering my focus away from food for celebritory purposes. I can be compliant for my Bday and Thanksgiving, becaus I can "celebrate" with out food. This whole journey for me has been such a positive experience, with the occasional tough day here and there . Britishgal- I'll keep checking in here also, it's a good group and the support has been great!
  11. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    Hi all, Yep, I don't have the burning desire to mark the days off the index cards I numbered & put on my closet door. I'm still plugging along & it's great to hear how you all are doing. Clairezip-I'm making the mushroom soup tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe links! Sounds like you're doing fantastic. I need to branch out with my recipes also. I was thinking if I was going to eat something noncompliant, what would it be? Not sugar, I experienced first hand how bad it is for me. Even the small amount in bacon would probably wake the sugar dragon. All the Halloween candy is going to come pouring down @ work soon, ugh. As long as the wrappers are on, I'm good! ;-) I'm a little tired & seem to have lost my train of thought, so I'll end here. Super happy we've all made some life changes!
  12. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    Hi Ladyshanny- yes, it's quiet on here for sure. I'm trying to keep in-touch so I don't get back into my old funk/frame of mind.... I think your committment to 100 days is admirable, don't forget why you took on this challange. Sure, we start to question our motives, but you KNOW you're doing something good for yourself. I'm at work, gotta go, just want you to know I'm here with you!!
  13. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    Good Morning all, Ugh, i'm still feeling little to no inspiration here folks. I'm eating compliant food, but not necessarily compliant to the meal template. OR, it could just be that if I don't eat a pile of green veggies, I think I'm not eating veggies. Seriously, I've dieted off and on for so many years, I am now realizing I have such a preconceived idea of veggies, I know, I know, that may sound silly, but sweet potatoes are almost too good to be "compliant"....I think it's my diet brain thinking I have to deprive myself to be compliant. I have some delicious chicken and roasted veggies(onions, rutabagas, turnips, sweet potatoes) and I ate the drumstick and thigh,( AND the skin!!) that I felt like I had been noncompliant. ??? I think the fact that it stirred up my feelings of enjoying foods that I typically think are "bad" (the dark meat, chicken skin, and potatoes) I felt guilty for enjoying them so much? Oh man, I have food issues Not that I wasn't aware of that....I wanted my primary focus on this program to be about addressing them, I just haven't had this part come up yet. I think since the newness of the W30 has worn off, and I'm not completely consumed, thoughts and actions, with the food prep, I'm seeing other issues come to the surface. This is a good thing...It's just a new chapter for me. I was reading thru other forums, and it's interesting the different struggles others are/were having with being compliant. It's a no brainer for me. I'm not eating noncompliant foods, and I'm following the rules(the big one people are breaking is weighing themselves). I think in a pretty much "right/wrong" way, and this W30 philosophy is a great opportunity for me to change that, hence, change my relationship with food. I knew a few days into the first 30 days, it would take more than 30 days to change. I think I'm in the thick of it now ladies! After 2 busy days off, I'm relaxing today.(I work 3, 12hr shifts, so every other week, I have 3 days off) Might go to the store this evening, but no serious shopping, just some veggies to get me thru the next 2 days at work. I just plugged-in Pirates of The Caribbean and will let myself relax for a little bit! Nothing like a little Johnny Depp and pirate action for a relaxing time!
  14. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    Jclayton79-that's awesome! It feels good to accomplish something more than wt. loss. booksandcoffee-yeah!!! Keep it going! I'm with you all on the Honeymoon being over....good-bye Honeymoon Suite, Hello Motel6! I find I'm burnt out on shopping & following specific recipes. I've been throwing things together & not always succeeding. I said I'd be more patient cooking, well, that didn't happen. I did buy a Dutch Oven & meat mthermometer, so I'll give it another go with some chicken. I am pleased with my eating habits being better. Let's keep on keepin' on ladies!
  15. fgermain

    September 8th, anyone?

    Yeah!! I thought of you as I was drinking my hot 12oz coffee when I was walking to the bus. I'm exhausted today, busy at work. I struggle a tiny bit when I'm tired, but the cravings aren't there to push me over the edge, so I push thru. A Dr. put dark chocolate covered, crystalized Ginger out to share.....oh man I did not like seeing that!! I'm cooking tomorrow. I'll be more patient & stick to the recipes this time. I still have 1/2 a crock pot of dry pork stew meat :-( Hope you all got thru the wknd ok & I'll check in later this week