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    zBeverly got a reaction from lauraine in Over 60, seeking compatriots, ready to do this   
    You can do this Suzette!!!  Revamp your metabolism to not feel over 60!  Pulling for you  
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    zBeverly got a reaction from ThyPeace in What to do after cheating during Reintroduction   
    I completed W30 with 2 restarts (incidental, not willful disobedience).    I am in reintro.  I did a different dairy product for 4 days (one each) all to learn that the only thing that didn't bother me was milk kefir.  Then 3 days of W30 compliance.  Today was tough.  I chose to examine gluten grains.  Had a piece of dark rye toast with eggs this morn and was pretty ok, a wee bit of a headache about an hour later.  Midday was a whole grain bagel from BreadCo (Panera).  Dinner included 1/2 c brown rice.  Today I fought the sugar dragon and it almost won.  I gave in to some dry roasted almonds but nothing else.  My husband's cookies were singing a siren's song as I did the dishes (normally he does them but he had surgery).  I threw myself into games on my phone as a not-guilty pleasure and made it through.  Don't feel so great at this moment.  I think that I learned that a true rye bread is mildly ok as a rare indulgence but the rest is too much, especially all in one day.  
    I think once we reintroduce the things we've cut out it sends out signals that it still exists.  This was the first day I had actual CRAVINGS, since January 1.  I've had urges or nudges but these had me in the pantry in search of something........anything.......and there were choices.......but this is for me.  I'm the only one who will watch out for this body so they are not allowed to win on this day.  
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    zBeverly got a reaction from ThyPeace in What to do after cheating during Reintroduction   
    I completed W30 with 2 restarts (incidental, not willful disobedience).    I am in reintro.  I did a different dairy product for 4 days (one each) all to learn that the only thing that didn't bother me was milk kefir.  Then 3 days of W30 compliance.  Today was tough.  I chose to examine gluten grains.  Had a piece of dark rye toast with eggs this morn and was pretty ok, a wee bit of a headache about an hour later.  Midday was a whole grain bagel from BreadCo (Panera).  Dinner included 1/2 c brown rice.  Today I fought the sugar dragon and it almost won.  I gave in to some dry roasted almonds but nothing else.  My husband's cookies were singing a siren's song as I did the dishes (normally he does them but he had surgery).  I threw myself into games on my phone as a not-guilty pleasure and made it through.  Don't feel so great at this moment.  I think that I learned that a true rye bread is mildly ok as a rare indulgence but the rest is too much, especially all in one day.  
    I think once we reintroduce the things we've cut out it sends out signals that it still exists.  This was the first day I had actual CRAVINGS, since January 1.  I've had urges or nudges but these had me in the pantry in search of something........anything.......and there were choices.......but this is for me.  I'm the only one who will watch out for this body so they are not allowed to win on this day.  
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    zBeverly reacted to becausewhole30 in Corn chips anonymous   
    It has been a long journey for me too and sometimes I get frustrated and just want it to be a little easier. Thanks for the advice, when I eat better I sleep better. That's 100% true. And when I prep, I never get hangry because that means I had a pre-workout snack. It's getting to the point where I'm a machine in the kitchen, now I just need to set aside the time to make sure I have what I need to stare down the chips and actually win. Thanks for the pep talk folks.
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    zBeverly reacted to Brewer5 in Corn chips anonymous   
    LOL.
     
    In all seriousness, though.......  It has been a long journey, and I am still learning a few lessons here and there.
     
    #1 advice is:  If you are not sleeping well, everything will be harder.  Every. craving. will. be. hard.  Lack of sleep = more carb cravings.  FACT.
     
    #2 advice is:  Don't let yourself get to the hangry point of letting those corn chips win.  Eat, eat, eat... follow the template... nourish your body... give it what it really needs (hint: this usually means more protein & fat).  It is so much easier to make smart decisions when you are Well Fed.
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    zBeverly reacted to becausewhole30 in Corn chips anonymous   
    Can I just run over the chips with my car a few times and then use the bag to clean up the kitty poop? You think that would be freeing as well? Because I tried the stare down method and they totally won. Clearly I need to take this to a new level.
    Jicama sticks with lime and chili powder, mmmmm, good idea.
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    zBeverly reacted to Brewer5 in Corn chips anonymous   
    ^ This.
     
    --OR--
     
    You realize the cold, hard truth:  You simply can't eat "a few" corn chips.  
     
    It's okay... just go ahead and admit it to yourself.  
     
    It's very freeing to be able to stare down a bag of corn chips and make a conscious, informed decision -- instead of an emotional one.  
     
    Who out there enjoys that "food without brakes" feeling?  I mean, come on.  Anyone?
     
    We keep all sorts of stuff in the house now that I would be prone to binge on.  I don't touch it because I have learned the hard way, and now I know better.
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    zBeverly reacted to becausewhole30 in Corn chips anonymous   
    I'm gearing up for another whole30 in a couple weeks. But since my last ended (October), my relationship with corn chips had been a toxic one. At first I recognized they are just food without brakes, so I refrained. Then I had a couple some Saturday at dinner. Then my fiance brought a bag home. I get home from the gym and I'm famished. I don't have anything prepped, so I have a couple which turns into half a bag. Now I crave them. Since I can't have gluten anymore, my love/obsession for bread morphed into this unhealthy thing for corn chips. Salty, crunchy, guacamole holding corn chips. They make me bloated and I gain belly fat. I want to be happy and healthy. And I don't want to have to resort to another thirty days every time I feel like I don't have control anymore. Has anyone found a happy medium, a peace with themselves and their choices?
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    zBeverly got a reaction from lauraine in Over 60, seeking compatriots, ready to do this   
    You can do this Suzette!!!  Revamp your metabolism to not feel over 60!  Pulling for you  
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    zBeverly reacted to LadyM in Coconut Manna   
    People love it on baked sweet potatoes.
    I won't even bring the stuff into my house. It's a real food without brakes for me. Enjoy, but be careful!
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    zBeverly reacted to kirkor in A mindful Whole30   
     
    While it can be hard to think rationally when you're "in the moment", what helps me in these situations is to compare the 'screw it, I've already blown today' mentality with the idea of dropping your cell phone --- you wouldn't then jump on top of it, since it's already damaged, right?
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    zBeverly got a reaction from praxisproject in Mayo   
    How could I forget tuna?    I guess I could do a veggie dip too with a meal.   Thanks all 
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    zBeverly reacted to Tracy R. in ISWF Asian Beef and Broccoli   
    If this is what I have to look forward to with the other recipes in this book, I am one happy girl! This dish was so tasty and to top that off, it was so simple to prepare. We ate all the veggies out of it last night, so tonight I'm making lettuce wraps out of the meat.
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    zBeverly reacted to GFChris in Mayo   
    Egg, chicken, tuna or salmon salad.
    Dolloped on top of a baked sweet potato or burger.
    FWIW, preW30, I rarely had mayo. Homemade mayo is in another league: most yummy!
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    zBeverly reacted to praxisproject in Mayo   
    Anything you might find a little dry, you like to dip things in or needs a fat boost.
     
    If you like more taste, you can mix mayo in with all kinds of sauces, like Sunshine Sauce, pesto, etc. I tried gravy once and it was a little weird, but still nice
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    zBeverly reacted to ShannonM816 in Mayo   
    I love roasted sweet potatoes dipped in mayo  . 
     
    Also, moving this to the Food, Drink, and Condiments section, it seems to fit better there.
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    zBeverly reacted to Hutlifr in Mayo   
    You can use mayo as your fat base for a salad dressing... Add vinegar, spices, herbs to it and yummy salad dressing is done!...
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    zBeverly reacted to kirkor in Mayo   
    Tuna fish is one of my common uses. Also with some meat, particularly chicken breast which can sometimes be a little dry.
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    zBeverly got a reaction from Momzilla in Momzilla's Whole30 Log   
    Love the "regain awesomeness"  (but I"m thinking you probably never lost it...it's always within you, whether you choose to show it off or not!)  Great job.
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    zBeverly got a reaction from MeadowLily in Mayo   
    I was intrigued with the challenge of making mayonaise (I did it as a girl once), so I made it and passed.  Then I realized, I really don't use mayo in my non-W30 life so I'm wondering what I can do with it?  I'm thinking a chicken salad and deviled eggs but other than that....  What do you think is the best uses of mayo?
    Thanks!
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    zBeverly got a reaction from MeadowLily in Mayo   
    I was intrigued with the challenge of making mayonaise (I did it as a girl once), so I made it and passed.  Then I realized, I really don't use mayo in my non-W30 life so I'm wondering what I can do with it?  I'm thinking a chicken salad and deviled eggs but other than that....  What do you think is the best uses of mayo?
    Thanks!
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    zBeverly reacted to Momzilla in Momzilla's Whole30 Log   
    I think this is better than the memo function on my phone's calendar.   
     
    A little catch-up!  I've been feeling like crap for too long.  My work stress has pretty much disappeared after moving to a different department.  Now it's time to repair the damage.  As an admirer of the HAES approach, my goal is to respect my body and treat it well.  This means that my focus is not on losing weight, but on treating my body with love it deserves instead of hatred or disgust.  I'm not gonna lie, losing some of the 60+ lbs I packed on working for the Mad One would be cool.  But mostly I miss feeling strong and healthy. 
     
    Being under so much stress for so long (as well as the coping mechanisms I employed) has wreaked unholy havoc on me.  My choices have done this.  So now I choose to undo it.  I wish that my husband was on board - he really needs this as much as I do, if not more.  He has metabolic disorder (diabetes, hbp, and gout - all developed by his early 30s), but just has absolutely zero desire to be disciplined.  He hates the idea of no alcohol or bread or junk food or whatever.  He did go Paleo with me about 6 months ago, and finally broke his Diet Coke/Coke habit.  Now he rarely drinks the stuff, but enjoys some carbonated water with lime juice.  It was hard for him to do that - his first week was really rough with headaches and other withdrawal symptoms.  He didn't last long without booze and treats, though.  Pretty soon it was Jimmy John's for lunch and wine at night.  I was weak and fell off the wagon too.  I wish he would do this with me, but at least he is mostly supportive.  We've been eating better, even after letting life get in the way of eating properly - but ugh.  Especially during the holidays!  Double ugh!
     
    So, husband and daughter are not joining me on my Whole30 - but they will be eating compliant meals during family meal time, because that's all I'm cooking. 
     
    What am I looking for?:
    1) Reversing damage.  I developed IBS, reflux issues, my DLE flared back up, my CTS hurts so much ALL the time, drinking FAR too much alcohol (not like I-need-to-go-to-meetings level, but still more than anyone should consume), mental fog and distractibility, thyroid weirdness, generally ucky feeling and sluggishness all over.
    2) Breaking bad habits. No wine at all for at least 30 days.  Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.  It's not necessary for life - even when my 18yo son drives me nuts.  No eating at the food court downstairs.  (That alone should save me $$$$$$!) 
    3) Regain Awesomeness.  What does that mean?!?!  I miss the body I had that felt Powerful and sexy and capable of damn near anything.  I don't have any illusions about *looking* like that again, but I sure as hell can *feel* like that again!  AND I WILL!
     
    Prepping for my Whole30:
    I made up my shopping list on Saturday and hit up the grocery store.  I spent a large portion of Sunday doing food prep.  I've got to be a little more efficient, it just takes practice.  It makes me happy to look in my refrigerator. I whipped up a batch of 2 eggs scrambled with 2 cups of spinach to take to work in the morning.  Num, still one of my favorite breakfasts. 
     
    Day One:
    My schedule is all whacked out from being off of work.  I synced up with the fam's schedule, so I stayed up until after midnight.  Not cool when you have a 4:45am wakeup.  Made coffee and filled up my go-cup with black coffee.  Not as delicious as it is with a nice dollop of cream, but still lovely.  Had a big glass of water before I filled up my water bottle (I like to track how much H2O I take in).  Packed up my lunch bag and headed out the door.
     
    Breakfast - 2 eggs scrambled with 2 cups of spinach in a little ghee. Serving of Melissa J's Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup.  Slurp. 
    felt hungry before lunch.  Drank more water and ignored it.
    Lunch - Tuna salad prepared the day before with red bell pepper strips and cucumber coins.  Green salad with Tessemae's dressing. 
    Hungry again around 3:15pm.  Facing a long trek home in traffic at 4 and knowing myself, I had a snack of olives and sardines so that I didn't arrive home hangry and wanting a glass of wine.
    Dinner - Hubs wasn't able to get home as early as he wanted to, so no beef stew with orange gremolata (takes two hours to get it on the table).  No problem!  I whipped up Pad Thai from Well Fed since I had all of the ingredients pre-prepared.  It was amazing.  Hubby loved it and declared spaghetti squash a great noodle replacement.  Little Boots liked it too, but she had noshed on hard boiled eggs and tuna salad earlier and wasn't super-hungry.  The only downside to dinner was that hubs came home with vino and poured himself a nice glass in front of me.  Then he asked me if I wanted some - at least he felt kind of bad after I reminded him that I had started my Whole30.  Not bad enough to put it away, though.     I wanted some, but didn't want to get resentful and cranky.  My solution was to eat a little more Pad Thai and leave the table.  Worked like a charm! 
    Evening - Had to kick the 18yo off the PS4 as he was screaming profanities at it upstairs.  Then he flipped out because his phone wasn't charging.  So much anger!  Over nothing!  Ah, the passion of being 18.  Every emotion and event is amplified to 200%.  It's exhausting to watch, and frankly I am tired of trying to get him to at least self-reflect on his inappropriate anger responses.  I can't handle that much negative energy.  Went to bed too late. 
     
    Oh!  I discovered the Daily Whole30 and signed up.  It will be a day behind me, but that's totally cool.  I also weighed and measured myself, took some body selfies.  I don't see a place to put those for my consumption alone, so I guess it will reside on my phone.  LOL
     
    All in all, a very successful Day 1!! 
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    zBeverly reacted to justme in justme's journey   
    Thanks, Hutlifr. I had previously read your logs and they were inspiring! I was surprised to see an "outside" post on this; thought I'd be posting just for me. It was a nice surprise, especially from you. Thanks so very much!
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    zBeverly reacted to Hutlifr in justme's journey   
    Whole30 is so much more than losing weight...When you read through people's logs, you will see that some people barely lost any weight, but are absolutely thrilled about how the program made them feel. It takes time and lots of patience to lose 50#, but it takes only 30 days to learn new habits that over time! will help you not only to feel fantastic, but to also shed the weight. Good luck on your journey.
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    zBeverly reacted to LadyM in day 6 enough with the food dreams for crying out loud :P   
    You may not want to hear this, but I agree that your meals are especially light on protein. Please take a look at the template guide Tom linked. The meat on one chicken drumstick might be 1/4-1/3 the amount of protein you need in a single meal, for example. 
     
    In order to do this program--and yourself--justice, consider letting go of the calories in calories out and measuring and weighing mentality. It's whole heartedly contrary to the wisdom of Whole 30. You must feed the machine. Nourish yourself. That is the point.
     
    All of this is offered in a spirit of kindness and helpfulness, not admonishment, I promise!
     
    Best of luck!