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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Whole60 to the end of Lent - Feb 18 thru Apr 18   
    I have eaten out more this week than the last 6 months!  I have made the best choices I could, but think I am experiencing sodium overload.  Today, everything has been home cooked.  Much better.  Tonight, I made pecan crusted trout and boiled, then roasted brussel sprouts.  This week, I will focus on eating at home.
     
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Whole60 to the end of Lent - Feb 18 thru Apr 18   
    You seem to be going strong.  Me?  Struggling to get it together.  The last week especially has been challenging.  I'm hoping my mind will embrace the new month tomorrow to give me some will power to stick to my plan.
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Whole60 to the end of Lent - Feb 18 thru Apr 18   
    Food looks wonderful -and on a beautiful plate!  I have been fairly basic the last 3 days.  Steel head trout, simply baked, has featured in my meals; also my basic cabbage soup with eggs.  I have turkey tenderloins in the oven now which will get me through the next few days.  Heading to the store later to stock up on more veggies.  So far going ok.
     
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Whole60 to the end of Lent - Feb 18 thru Apr 18   
    Browsing through WellFed and WHole30Cookbook doing some prep work.  I have such exciting weekend nights!  Actually, feeling a bit of an adrenaline rush.  My younger son, who is in town for the weekend from college, called about an hour ago - "Mom, can you come get me?  Someone just ran into me."  Turns out it's a fairly minor fender bender, broken headlight - guy merged into him.  Glad everyone is ok and he's been through a wreck without injury and now knows what to do.  Trying to get over the "my baby's been in a accident" fear.  So - trying to use my energy to get ahead for the week.
    Pearlgirl, I have to admit I had to search to find out Lent starts March 6.  When I read your first post, my immediate reaction was "Lent, already?"  Starting the 18th should get me on solid ground so I can have an accident free Lent.  And yes - I should read the fine print - you did say to the end of Lent. 
    I looked up the recipe you list.  Sounds good.  My husband sounds similar to yours.  WE tend to eat the same things over and over again.
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Whole60 to the end of Lent - Feb 18 thru Apr 18   
    HI from another southern lady over 50 - from GA and am 55.  I am considering joining you - but only for 30 days.  I may extend to 60 days.  If you want company here for 30 days, I'll be glad to join in here.  I have never completed a whole30.  In my 1st and only attempt, I made it 15 days, I think.  Intending to make it the 30 days this time.
    I have been unable to reduce/eliminate my sugar and processed carb intake as I need to.  I seem to have lost my mental edge and I need to find it again.  Hoping this will get me back to who I want to be - mentally and physically. 
    I will prep my meal plans and get review the book and rules.  Glad to join you.
    Deb
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Whole60 to the end of Lent - Feb 18 thru Apr 18   
    HI from another southern lady over 50 - from GA and am 55.  I am considering joining you - but only for 30 days.  I may extend to 60 days.  If you want company here for 30 days, I'll be glad to join in here.  I have never completed a whole30.  In my 1st and only attempt, I made it 15 days, I think.  Intending to make it the 30 days this time.
    I have been unable to reduce/eliminate my sugar and processed carb intake as I need to.  I seem to have lost my mental edge and I need to find it again.  Hoping this will get me back to who I want to be - mentally and physically. 
    I will prep my meal plans and get review the book and rules.  Glad to join you.
    Deb
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Emma in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Thanks for stopping by Laurie.  I will check out the Saga group.  I can always use some caring friendship!  I did enjoy the coaching class.  The focus is weight loss - but it goes beyond that to 'living with (add your focus word)' - more on that later.  The woman teaching the class uses Sparkle as her word.  And it suits her.  She is a bubbly, joyful, inspiring woman.  Handouts from last week were info on Med diet (which I know you know about, and I do as well, but it's a nice refresher, altho it doesn't fit in with W30 fully)...and just some exercise info, weight loss info, etc.  Nothing major - nothing 'new' to me, but a way to get myself back in the game, so to speak. 
    Today, I took my MIL to a water aerobic class specialized for those with arthritis.  MIL had back surgery last May and has severe mobility issues right now.  Can't remember if I've written about her here, so sorry for any repeats.  Doctor wants her to start water aerobics.  I found out 2 weeks ago that she is falling every night, she fell down an entire flight of steps into the basement, and fell head first into the bathtub.  SO - I finally got her to class today.  Honestly, I was not wanting to go.  I've never really gotten into pool work and I HATE the coldness of getting out of the pool and into the locker room....  I went to class with her just to make sure she didn't fall getting in the pool - or go under during exercise.  Was I surprised!  During class, I gradually shifted to the deeper end of class.  Arms, shoulders, back, and hip areas are all feeling it.  It's making me think I might want to add in some water work.  There's a non-arthritis-specific class about the same time - so if MIL joins, I can go to the one class while still getting her to her class.  Or, I could do laps.  I'm inspired to do something new and see what happens.   And I found that taking a robe instead of a towel goes a long way to keeping you warm on the way to the shower. Then, I worked in some TRX things later in the day.
    A couple days ago I made the W30 cookbook recipe for Italian Pot Roast.  The next morning, we had the poached eggs and meat with potato fingerlings (altho my fingerlings fell apart and were basically 'hash').  Not too bad.  Tonight was the ragout.  meh on that one.   Beef chuck roast is much fattier than I like or am used to.  But, it reminded me of Sunday afternoon pot roasts my mom used to make.  I have several more meals of 'reserved' meat.  I may need to pop some of that into the freezer for next week.  I think I'm chuck roasted out.  Turkey and chicken may need to dominate for a while. 
    So - on to my later 'living with FAITH' (my focus word).  I found out when I returned from water aerobics that it is very likely we will get very busy again at work.  And I did not panic or scream or cry or stop breathing.  And I think I am being given an opportunity to redeem myself for my falling apart in 2013 and 2014.  I learned so much during that time.  I know what to avoid, what to prevent from happening.  We know what to expect.  Silly me...I know there will be things that will challenge and frustrate us.  But - I DO KNOW - that things WILL work out.  One way or another.  And I will find restored FAITH in myself as I STEP OUT IN FAITH.  (Can you tell I'm giving myself a pep talk?? )
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Emma in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Day 1 - again......so far, great day.  Boot camp was a good class.  Not the typical boot camp format I've done in past, but still good.  Only 14 in class - and 1 was sick today so only 13 of us.  Many younger ladies - which I figured.  I modified the burpees, but other than that, I was able to do everything.  Then on to coaching class.  Which was good.  and motivating.  I have some handouts to review, a week challenge which fits in with W30 perfectly, a notebook to get together, and some planning to do.  One of the class suggestions is to do a 5K every month.  Which was one of my 'possible' goals.  She (coach) wants us to commit to 6 'official, organized' 5Ks and then 6 on your own (at least that's how I see it).  The coaching class participants can walk/run together - and there are 12 runs identified - so I'm not sure whether she means she wants us to commit to the listed runs as a class at least 6 runs...which I'm not sure about as I looked over the list.  January 28, I am already registered for.... or , just run 6 organized runs somewhere.  I have to laugh - I always get caught up in the details and planning.  I have trouble ad libbing, in case that's not evident.  I will take it month by month - or registration deadline by registration deadline.  
    I bought the W30 Cookbook yesterday. I wonder if I will actually use it.  There are several recipes that caught my eye.  I need to branch out and try some new things without getting overwhelmed.  Planning...I need to get my planning done.  And then I need to live my plan.
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Emma in To a New Year and a Healthier Me   
    I like 'intentionality'!  At the class yesterday, some people shared their words - everyone's sounded so much 'better' than mine - they were ACTION words.  Maybe I need a few words to keep me on track.  Good luck for the weekend.  I always feel a little out of control on weekends...
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from DeliciousNotDeprived in Sarah's 1st Whole30   
    love the pics.  I'll be checking out your journal for some food ideas.  I laugh as I admit I was glad to see you have culinary training - I was feeling rather inadequate in my food presentation!  Good luck with everything.  I find the food changes a challenge - can't imagine changing food, drink and smoking all at once.  All the best to you!
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Emma in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Day 1 - again......so far, great day.  Boot camp was a good class.  Not the typical boot camp format I've done in past, but still good.  Only 14 in class - and 1 was sick today so only 13 of us.  Many younger ladies - which I figured.  I modified the burpees, but other than that, I was able to do everything.  Then on to coaching class.  Which was good.  and motivating.  I have some handouts to review, a week challenge which fits in with W30 perfectly, a notebook to get together, and some planning to do.  One of the class suggestions is to do a 5K every month.  Which was one of my 'possible' goals.  She (coach) wants us to commit to 6 'official, organized' 5Ks and then 6 on your own (at least that's how I see it).  The coaching class participants can walk/run together - and there are 12 runs identified - so I'm not sure whether she means she wants us to commit to the listed runs as a class at least 6 runs...which I'm not sure about as I looked over the list.  January 28, I am already registered for.... or , just run 6 organized runs somewhere.  I have to laugh - I always get caught up in the details and planning.  I have trouble ad libbing, in case that's not evident.  I will take it month by month - or registration deadline by registration deadline.  
    I bought the W30 Cookbook yesterday. I wonder if I will actually use it.  There are several recipes that caught my eye.  I need to branch out and try some new things without getting overwhelmed.  Planning...I need to get my planning done.  And then I need to live my plan.
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Emma in To a New Year and a Healthier Me   
    Good morning!  Thanks so much for the visit to my 'home' and the encouragement.  Reality and vision clashes are a problem in my world as well.  Good luck on your journey.  Can't wait to see you say you're pleased, relieved and experiencing reality and vision colliding!
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from ctabz58 in January 2nd start date   
    Making it meal by meal over here.  Snow heading our way (very unusual for us) so everyone is in a tizzy and grocery stores are packed.  I have to admit, I ran out to get stocked up on eggs.  As long as I have eggs to do something with, I can make it .  I have ratatouille fixings on hand for the weekend.  The egg bake recipe sounds great and I may work on that this weekend as well.  As long as we maintain power.  I'm feeling a little less bloated and 'cleaner' if that makes any sense.  Have a good weekend everyone.
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from ctabz58 in January 2nd start date   
    Making it meal by meal over here.  Snow heading our way (very unusual for us) so everyone is in a tizzy and grocery stores are packed.  I have to admit, I ran out to get stocked up on eggs.  As long as I have eggs to do something with, I can make it .  I have ratatouille fixings on hand for the weekend.  The egg bake recipe sounds great and I may work on that this weekend as well.  As long as we maintain power.  I'm feeling a little less bloated and 'cleaner' if that makes any sense.  Have a good weekend everyone.
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from ctabz58 in January 2nd start date   
    Making it meal by meal over here.  Snow heading our way (very unusual for us) so everyone is in a tizzy and grocery stores are packed.  I have to admit, I ran out to get stocked up on eggs.  As long as I have eggs to do something with, I can make it .  I have ratatouille fixings on hand for the weekend.  The egg bake recipe sounds great and I may work on that this weekend as well.  As long as we maintain power.  I'm feeling a little less bloated and 'cleaner' if that makes any sense.  Have a good weekend everyone.
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Loo Loo in A New Year, A New Me! Starting Jan 2   
    Hi Wendy - planning to start on Jan 2 also, if you are looking for some people to join you on the journey?  My second attempt consisted of Day 1 over and over again.  Looking forward to making it to Day 2 - Day 30 in January!
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Loo Loo in A New Year, A New Me! Starting Jan 2   
    Loo Loo - I am really hoping I can stay committed to this and have a successful Day 2.  And Day 3...and so on.  I also jumped on the other Starting Jan 2 thread -  there are a LOT of people there!
     
    Suncat - I am impressed - 56 days!  I hope to find your commitment!
    I need to find the soup recipe you mention.  I was browsing NomNom Paleo's website last night planning in my mind.  I cooked up a batch of chicken thighs using the basic Well Fed directions on Sunday.  Had to tell my husband those were 'mine' for lunches ahead this week and were not to be eaten just 'to eat them up'.  He left today for work for the rest of the week, so I am hoping to have some time to get more cooking/prep/organization work done before he comes back.  I will need to learn to share 'my' food!
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Morning all.  Wishing everyone (including myself) the best of luck.  1 meal down...
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Starting Jan 2 also.  Glad to know you are all here as well.  Working on weeding out many things in the week ahead.
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Starting Jan 2 also.  Glad to know you are all here as well.  Working on weeding out many things in the week ahead.
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Loo Loo in A New Year, A New Me! Starting Jan 2   
    Hi Wendy - planning to start on Jan 2 also, if you are looking for some people to join you on the journey?  My second attempt consisted of Day 1 over and over again.  Looking forward to making it to Day 2 - Day 30 in January!
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Loo Loo in A New Year, A New Me! Starting Jan 2   
    Hi Wendy - planning to start on Jan 2 also, if you are looking for some people to join you on the journey?  My second attempt consisted of Day 1 over and over again.  Looking forward to making it to Day 2 - Day 30 in January!
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    ChiggerCane reacted to ThyPeace in Beyond Whole30   
    Only made it to 8 hours of sleep last night because of the darned cold, which has gotten worse.  DH is suggesting NyQuil tonight.  I don't like taking it, and at the same time, I really will feel better if I actually sleep.  Sigh.  Will have to consider.
     
    Took today as a nearly complete rest day.  Did a half hour aerobics workout with DH this morning and other than that, my exercise was limited to walking around the grocery store and walking around the outside of the church because it was the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi.  (I wasn't raised Catholic, so all these rituals are new to me, and usually fascinating.  Following around a blessed cracker when you no longer eat grains is definitely interesting.)
     
    So anyway, just a little over 5,000 steps instead of the 12-14k I have been getting.  Good to have the rest with my body as tired as it was.  I hope I hope I hope I feel better tomorrow!
     
    ThyPeace, when I finally die, if I get the chance, I'm asking Jesus how it feels to become a cracker.  And yes, that's probably blasphemy and I'm probably never going to get the chance because I'll get sent straight to H*ck after I die.
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Brewer5 in Brewer5: A Fresh Start   
    shout out to you all - you are missed!  Hope you are all doing something fun and wonderful.
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    ChiggerCane got a reaction from Kmlynne in Karen's Whole30 Life   
    thanks for your explanation.  I am sorting through this stuff slowly wrapping my mind around it all.  I have trouble with spending so much time thinking about how to eat!!! realized I was hi-jacking your journal and removed a bunch of stuff.  I think I better start my own journal...
     
    You and Brewer and the others on your threads are providing so much info and it is truly appreciated.  I'm getting there slowly. Hoping I can find the Keto Clarity book today.  I know I can order it online - but really want a hard copy.
     
    I meant to reach out to you a few weeks ago about your son.  My oldest son, a couple years ago, made me wonder would he EVER get it together??? Before he drove me crazy???  Yes - he did.  And your son will as well.  I learned through tears, prayers, anxious nights without sleep, etc.that there are things he must learn himself.  And that often, failure...YES, total failure...staring you in the face with NO ONE but yourself to get you up and moving again - is sometimes the best thing that can happen in your life.  It is excruciatingly hard to bear as a mom...but 'rising from failure' makes a person the person he/she is meant to be.