jgreene

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About jgreene

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    LOVE my job - get to travel to Haiti or India several times per year, and work regularly within our local homeless community. Great family, grateful heart!
  1. jgreene

    January 1st Start - Second Whole 30

    Any chance it is World Relief? My friend Courtney is Savings For Life Technical Advisor for them, currently living in Rwanda. I am the Director Of Compassion Ministry for a non-denominational church. I oversee our partnerships with local and international outreach so I spend a fair amount of time in Haiti and India checking on projects all being done through the indigenous communities (micro loans, feeding program, freshwater wells). I looooove my job!
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    January 1st Start - Second Whole 30

    Have you tried the Primal Pacs yet? I did not like the jerkey in the ones I got, and thought of trying the other flavors. You never told us what you do for work. I have friends living and working in Uganda and Jordan. I also travel oversees for work.
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    January 1st Start - Second Whole 30

    Dealing with some work stress this weekend. I did not eat anything non-compliant, but my dinner was potato wedges roasted in olive oil and grapes, followed by dried mango and macadamia nuts out of a Primal Pack. Almost no protein. Wow, Rox, I am SO PROUD OF YOU! To be cooking up all those yummy things and to do so without even licking a mac and cheese spoon is beyond impressive! You win the gold star, sister! My major win today was watching the Golden Globes WITHOUT a glass of wine! That is a new one for me!
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    January 1st Start - Second Whole 30

    Have you been following the timeline on what to expect? I posted it once before, but here it is again. You are at exactly the point where the bloating happens. It will pass: http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/
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    January 1st Start - Second Whole 30

    What kind of work do you do? I may be going to Bolivia next month for work and was already thinking about how much rice and beans I will probably be eating. Have you tried Primal Pacs? I heard about them in one of the Well Fed books or blogs. I wasn't a big fan of the beef jerky but the other stuff was good. I may try a different flavor. Have you made this savory paleo granola? It is incredible. Like crack http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2012/12/31/savory-paleo-snack-mix/
  6. jgreene

    January 1st Start - Second Whole 30

    I mourn the loss of my dear friend wine, with you, Staceyshelley! However, I will welcome the solid sleep that comes in its absence!
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    January 1st Start - Second Whole 30

    This helped me so much last time. Helped make sense of how I was feeling each day, and why, and also gave me a heads up as to what to expect: http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/
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    January 1st Start - Second Whole 30

    Hey Everybody! Happy New Year! My husband and I did our first Whole30 in November and it was awesome. SO glad to back on track beginning today. That other group is going to be WAY too big, so I am happy to have this smaller, more manageable thread. We will be able to follow along with each other much better here. Woke up tired but made scrambled eggs with basil and tomatoes. I was REALLy glad I had some compliant mashed potatoes and gravy in the fridge from a couple nights ago because I was craving comfort food at lunch due to being sleep deprived after New Years Eve! Lets do this! Julie
  9. jgreene

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Heather, did you take measurements before and after? I am so glad I did. Sometimes we need the concrete proof even though we think our clothes fit the same. 10 pounds is a LOT to have lost - way to go! A couple reintroduction things I have learned: Alcohol makes me feel like I am poisoning my body, even though I used to have a glass or two every night. Ok, maybe it was that I had THREE glasses of wine at my work party last week, along with a piece of cheesecake, but I was seriously useless the following day. No energy. Wanted to grab for crappy food to feel better (did not give in, though). I too have found that dairy really, really makes me feel crappy. I don't ever want to go back to where I was with it. Don't think I will. I am really enjoying continuing with 90% Whole30 eating. Still choosing new recipes to try. In fact, I made this Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup last night and it was to die for!!! http://nomnompaleo.com/post/2345953636/curried-cream-of-broccoli-soup
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Did you happen to take your measurements before and after? I may have only lost 10 lbs, but I lost several inches around my waist - WAY more important to me! Tried reintroducing some dairy and YUCK! Made me feel horrible, and gave me a stuffy nose, so I am off it again. Feeling really good keeping around 90% Whole30 through this month and then probably doing another 30 in January. I have had to be very mindful of not grabbing a bite of this or that in our staff kitchen this week. Tried 2 tortilla chips yesterday and thought, "Hmmmmm...this will be too easy to get myself off track day after day", so I stopped that as well. Hope you are all hanging in there!!! Julie
  11. jgreene

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Day 30 for me, too! Wahooooooo!!!! Tomorrow is my husband's birthday so we will be off roading a bit. I will keep you posted as to how I feel after. I HATE lemon cake from a box, which is his favorite, thank goodness, so no temptation there for me. I made a menu for all next week which is completely Whole30 so I plan to try very hard to continue this lifestyle. I have not felt this good in probably 20 years, so I have GREAT incentive to keep at it. To those of you who are still journeying, I encourage you to find some fun new recipes to get you through the final days/weeks. It helps a lot, and every additional dish you make/enjoy can be added to your post Whole30 rotation! Keep it up, everyone!!!!
  12. jgreene

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Leonie - this is not a failure. You have accomplished a GREAT deal. This has been a success, and you will be even more successful in the new year!
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    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Everyday Paleo Pumpkin Pie Crust: 1/2 cup hazelnuts 1 cup pecans 4 tablespoons melted ghee pinch of sea salt Preheat oven to 350. Place the nuts in a food processor and process until the nuts are a flour like or almond meal like consistency. Pour into a small mixing bowl, add the butter and salt and mix into a thick dough. Using your hands, spread evenly into a pie pan and back for 10 minutes. Filling 1 – 14oz can of organic pumpkin puree (nothing added, just pumpkin) 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger 2 eggs 1/2 cup raw organic honey (can leave out if on Whole30 - maybe add a little juice instead) 1/2 cup coconut milk While the crust is in the oven, whisk all of the pie filling ingredients together. Pour into the crust that has been baked for 10 minutes, return to the oven and bake for and additional 45 minutes.
  14. jgreene

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Welcome Stravajunkie! I'll be sticking around into December, too! Rachel, if you will be done by Thanksgiving but still want to stay as Whole30 complaint as possible, I have a recipe for a paleo pumpkin pie that uses crushed nuts for the crust. If you are interested I can get it to you. The only non-compliant ingredient in 1/2 c honey. Hey hummus lovers, I made raw carrot hummus today and it is delicious! Its a great dip with raw veggies, but I think I might pair it with pork chops! http://thetastyalternative.com/2011/11/raw-carrot-hummus-scd-paleo-gaps/
  15. jgreene

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Are you eating too much fruit? I saw someone mention drinking two glassed of orange juice a day and I thought, "Holy Moly!" I think juice is really only permitted in very small amounts as an ingredient in some dishes and not for drinking. I think if I was eating too much fruit the sugar dragon would never leave. Even in fruit form it is easy to binge on.