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About marthab

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  1. marthab

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    day 25 for me and I am over it. just like the book says. So I am trying to come up with ways to compensate. I had some walnuts with coconut and raisins with cashew milk and it seemed like that will tide me over. I am in it for the long haul so I need to expect crappy days I guess. I am also resisting the scale. NSV!! no tums, no gas, clothes are looser, less money spent on eating out!!
  2. marthab

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    Day 19. Sleep. I slept 10 hours last night. I think this is an under valued thing! I was feeling tired and flat all day yesterday and i thought i wasn't eating enough but it turns out i needed to sleep! Just thought i would mention that.
  3. marthab

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    I made coconut chicken curry with cauliflower rice from the Whole30 cook book. It was really good. We added hot pepper flakes. I have to say that it is important for me not to eat the same stuff al the time and the cook book is great! Also a Non scale victory. I realized today that I have not felt the need for antacids for two weeks. I was a nightly tums chewer before I started. As far as other people who have cheat days,or SWNPO food, I am only accountable for myself. If I want the benefits of a Whole 30, I have to play by the rules.
  4. marthab

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    Sad to say I have a cold. Not too terrible but wretched nonetheless. Here in coastal New York the much anticipated Nor' easter is mostly rain and ice. So todays menu includes bone broth. I am thrilled to have made it to day 16!!! I have survived my grand son's pizza and cake birthday party ( I ate before I went ). It has been very nice having my daughter and son in law doing this with me. And My husband does not mind it at all. Though he eats chocolate with his coffee every morning, he has lost five pounds. I am not weighing myself but feel lighter. But alas. no tiger blood as of yet. I have not lost hope tho. Just want to survive this cold.
  5. marthab

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    day 14. I am feeling ok. Last night we went to my grandson's birthdy aparty and I ate ahead of time to make sure I did not give in to pizza and cake. My daughter had a veggie platter so I made it through. phew. The last couple of days have been tough, though. My mind keeps wanting non compliant food. But I am hanging in there for a couple more weeks. Almost there! A nor'easter is slated to drop about a foot of snow here in New York in the next couple of days, so we did our shopping last night after the party. I was very proud of us. My daughter and her husband are doing the Whole 30 too, which motivates me! thanks for being here!
  6. marthab

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    Check out the menu in advance and see if you can get someting compliant, Like a naked burger or a salad. Oil and vinegar is ok for dressing. If not then eat ahead of the movies. I would sneal in a few nut and have seltzer. Good luck! enjoy!
  7. marthab

    February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!

    Hi All. I Did a whole 30 a couple of years ago and loved the results. However I did not do any kind of re entry and here I am back again. I got the Food freedom book and will read it during this month to try to stay on track better. I started this with my daughter on the 27th and I want to kill all the things these last couple of days. I think I am just having a hard withdrawal from sugar. So far all of the other parts have been good. I like the food and the company. But I have a cold and that makes me want comfort food. I will survive. I just thought I would share this. Today I made salmon cakes to have for lunch with a salad, and will have pork meatballs and zoodles from the Whole30 cook book later on. That will cheer me up.
  8. Thanks Hmg1993. I did not get the postition. Thats the way the mop flops. We are on day 11 here though and although I do want to go make paleo treats I will refrain unitl day 31. and maybe by then I will be over it:)
  9. Thanks guys. So far so good.It seems like when I decalre calmness the world gets chaotic. this week daughter # 2 moved home from an unhappy situation, a friend called and reminded me that we had plans for her to come stay with me for a couple of days!! AND I have an interview tomorrow. nerves much? but I am hangin in there. My daughter is here with the two boys and we are having a nice day. I should be doing reading for this interview but I do what I can. Steak for dinner and a baked potato and brocolli with ghee. I can live with that.
  10. Any body still here? I am day seven and hanging in there. Had quite a challenge yesterday with a family party. the table was filled with non whole 30 stuff and not much else. Forutnately I found some shrimp and there was chicken later on. I had some fruit when the birthday cake was served and to be completely honest I did feel deprived. But the feeling passed and I'm ok today. It has been a crazy week. My daughter left her home and came back to saty here and it was unexpected and painful so it has been stressful, but I am clinging to the vine here. I also got a much hoped for interview and I am really nervous. So Wish me luck I hope you are doing well and if you are not that is ok just start again!
  11. Day three. I made omelettes again. going to have to get more creative. I am already beginning to feel better. My body cannot handle sugar. removing it from my food is a win/win. If I do nothing else this will be a good thing.
  12. You should be eating enough so that you aren't hungry. Try eating more fat and protein as these fill you up. You don't have to suffer. Have you looked at the portion guidelines in the book? there is a lot of guidance in the whole30 book and in the forums. good luck!!
  13. Day one is almost done and I survived the holiday! I used a product call nutbags in my morning tea and volunteered to make omelettes for the house this morning which was well recieved since my husband usually makes breakfast. Later we barbequed a steak and I added tomatoes and grilled asparagus. Tonights dinner will be more of a snack of leftover steak and some almonds with a cup of tea. I fell pretty good that I got through the day ahead of the sugar dragon. that has been my big issue. But today I won.
  14. HI I would like to join in with you all. I did a whole 90 last year and felt so great, lost weight, better energy, less inflammation! but I made the mistake of retrurning to all of my bad habits and need to get back to the basics. so thanks for being here!
  15. marthab


    Don't beat yourself up. It happens sometimes. I am on day 18 after messing up on Jan 11-12. and I have been compliant ever since. Getting back on the plan is harder if you are mad at yourself. I think of it as a process not a contest. Hang in there.