Laura P.

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    Laura P. got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    One other thing I have been craving...for years...a good night of sleep. Besides mild sleep apnea (and no I won't use that machine ever again) I've heard that if my neck is less ... yes...fat, it will help. I read that one of the perks of the Whole30 is good sleep. Bam! last night was so much better than my usual regimen of waking up every hour on the hour, tossing and turning etc... I only woke up twice, and had long, fun, weird-but cool dreams... Dream on during the Whole30!
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    Laura P. got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    welcome @Elizabeth33!
    @LadyLisbette self talk is what I need to watch out the  most. Last night I had a conf. call with a group of peeps I trained in 2017 with to become an equus coach (life coaching w/horses as co- facilitators) and we are plqnning a reunion next yr. Was supposed to be june and now we are looking at October. I caught myself thinking "Yesasss! 3 more months to get my weight down and show them!" And "but its not about them or anybody else for that matter...it's about my self perception, what triggers me, the self talk and shame attached to the whole thing."... Right now I am once a day almost, doing that exercise to thank my body for allowing me to function in the world, treating it like a frenemy rather than enemy, and slowly accept where it is at right now. Then make some choices..baby steps.
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    Laura P. got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    on the pratical side of things:
    I tried the home made mayo yesterday. I was surprised to see the recipe calls for 2 whole eggs...I was born in France...and I've always been aware that in the mayo one puts only the yolk... So I did just that, 2 yolks. And I only used 3/4 of light olive oil (instead of 1 1/4). Make sure to season to taste and also use a (compliant) mustard you like because that taste will come through. I used it on the salmon cake this am and it was delish!
    But I'll have to revisit the salmon cake recipe...I found I'm not a fan of sweet potatoes so much...I'll try butternut squash or for even less calories and great taste... Acorn.
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    Laura P. got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    @tinman57 so sorry for your loss...be gentle with yourself in this process...
    Rainy and gloomy day yesterday in NY, so I put in good use the froceriea I got Sat evening. A lot of planning, cooking and freezing...I ran out of Ziploc! I mostly am unable to stick to a in-advance menu so I gave myself some options.
    My main pbm is portion control...I didn't get 50 lbs over healthy weight by mindful eating...and now I have to rewire my brain to allow it to catch up with how much I fill my plate (visual) and my stomach (when it screams "stop! I can't take no more!")
    And also the self body-shaming that runs 24/7... Learning about being kinder to myself...
    But I'm here!
    Have a great week everyone!
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    Laura P. got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    @hollysmokes, indeed, never forget.
    tonight I am finishing off the "forbidden" .... without any guilt attached! But I already have got some compliant stuff, and will get some more. Will prepare something for tomorrow as I am on-the-go to the horse farm where I ...horse around - LOL - so I have something else than hot dog ,chips and Sour Patches in the car...! Will also plan for tomorrow night so I won't have to think about diner. Sunday will be prepping, cooking and planning for the week. And dusting off the couple of Whole30 books I have and also the Well Fed one from Mel Joulwan...
    @kirbz...all of the above are wonderful advises. Baby steps and most important, be gentle with yourself!
     
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    Laura P. got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    @LadyLisbette @kirbz I did my 1st round back in Jan 2015...and fell off afterwards pretty hard.
    So this time around, my intention is about self care and self worth, re-frame my thoughts and re-wire my brain...adopt a new life style @ 60 ... never too late  right?
    Snapping my fingers because it's that simple!
    Eager to read about new tips, recipes etc...the one thing I remember for sure is that I was NEVER HUNGRY, and that  I HAD FUN COOKING! (even for 1 person...maybe my cat will enjoy left overs if any)
    Let's do this!
     
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    Laura P. reacted to Una-lee in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    You can do!! I started Whole30 11/1/18 and finished yesterday.  The first 3 days was challenging, but I got through it. I am happy to say I feel terrific, eating healthy and more wholesome meals. I weighed today and 13 lbs vanished.  Thanks for the awesome program and support. I looking forward to maintaining healthier eating options.
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    Laura P. got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    I decided this am to do it in Dec...glad to join!
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    Laura P. reacted to kirbz in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    And thank you again to everyone for your kindness and encouragement! I am going to stick with this and feel like I maybe have a better plan for next week. We'll see. I just absolutely hate leftovers and will not eat the same thing for the whole week. That was awful. 
    I haven't been eating the most "healthy" meals the last couple of days but I've been staying compliant and eating what makes me feel good (mentally). I needed that after the frustration and doubt I experienced earlier in the week! But I'm feeling much more positive and dedicated now! And have some good meals planned for the next couple of days. 
    And for those of you who may be looking for some new recipes... My very favorite online recipe blogger is Paleo Running Momma. She has a Whole30 section on her site and I really love almost everything I've eaten from her. Here are a couple of my favorites: 
    https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/twice-baked-sweet-potatoes-paleo/ https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-salisbury-steak-meatballs-whole30/ https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/stuffed-acorn-squash-paleo-whole30/ https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/cauliflower-fried-rice-paleo-whole30/ https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/citrus-grilled-shrimp-zoodles-paleo/ I also LOVE Mel Joulwan (author of the Well Fed cookbook series). Here are some of my favorites from her: 
    https://meljoulwan.com/2014/11/10/oven-fried-salmon-cakes/ (I like the Tex-Mex variation) https://meljoulwan.com/2013/10/19/wf2-recipe-elvis-burger/ https://meljoulwan.com/2009/06/09/the-best-chicken-you-will-ever-eat-ever/ I also love her pan-fried sardines from the Well Fed cookbook but that one isn't available online  Anyway, if you need some recipe inspiration, these are some good ones! 
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    Laura P. reacted to Shosh2015 in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    Hey Gang,
    I’m in for December 2018. Turning 37 in one week on 12/8 & this is the best gift I could give myself! I’ve done one Whole30 successfully and it was amazing. I’ve done several failed attempts since then but I’m optimistic this time. I have more tools in my belt!
    Thanks! 
    Shoshana 
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    Laura P. reacted to tinman57 in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    It's whole30 Eve.  I'm ready. Had an emotional day today. Back story: my husband died September 2 and I'm planning to move back to the Midwest from southern california. Quitting my job of fourteen years. Don't worry! The job is hateful and stressful. So this is a good thing.
    Today, realizing I had one car too many, my little car with high mileage was donated.  Now I will be driving my husband's Jeep.
    And I continue to downsize and pack.  
    Tonight, though, I realized that, among so many other massive changes and unpredictable feelo feelings, the one thing I really need right now is feeling as if there is something in my life over which there's control....and control in the direction of feeling better mentally and physically. So tomorrow, December 1, I will move to eat whole foods, prepared healthfully and though I know it's going to be a rough few days (been here, done this) I need and want to do it.
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    Laura P. reacted to ladyshanny in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    I feel like December Whole30 is an especially magical Whole30 - rock it, girlfriend!