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    MamaJ reacted to megbeveridge in My first Whole30: done and dusted!   
    Last night was my early Valentine's Day dinner and a cheat treat meal for sure! I had some amazing macadamia chicken, a little of the mashed potatoes, half my broccoli and (most importantly) half a slice of carrot cake. YUM! Of course this was a huge meal, even when I ate only half of it. I didn't feel too terrible afterwards, but as the night went on I did have some stomach bloating and discomfort. Overall it worked out just fine.
    Today I feel a little off and a little bloated. I still have leftovers so that'll be my lunch today, minus the cake. The mashed potatoes weren't great so I probably won't have much of those. Dinner will be a sheet pan meal with chicken and LOTS of veggies. I'll be waiting a few days to eat the other half of that cake slice! 
    I'm finding I definitely don't feel as well as I did last week. I definitely need to get my meals closer to a Whole30 recommended plate. On Friday I looked at why I'm straying from the reintro process, now I need to work on coming back to it. Hopefully the dinner tonight will be a good kickstart and I'll be able to work from there, but I think another reason it's so hard is because my partner isn't doing it. He just went ahead and started eating what he wanted so he keeps suggesting meals that are non-compliant. I don't want to say no all the time.
    Smart Goal: I definitely was not under my sugar goal last night, but that's okay because I knew I'd have a special occasion night. I'm back on track today with 22g of sugar left after lunch. A treat once in a while is okay, but I know that sugar shouldn't be a daily indulgence. I don't feel as well after all the cake I had last night and the food I ate in general just wasn't as good as whole, fresh food. I'm glad I had the experience!
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    MamaJ reacted to megbeveridge in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    I've been pretty off track with my reintro too. I think my "why"s are that it's my first time doing it and my Whole30 was really rough. Like you said, not an excuse, but I think if I'd felt better during the process I would be better at sticking to my reintroduction plan. That said, I think I'm feeling much better by adding the little bit of non-compliant food that I eat, but not going overboard. Hopefully you'll feel better today after the non-compliant food settles a little!
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    MamaJ got a reaction from megbeveridge in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    Day 38:
    I went off track with my re-introduction plans. I like that Melissa Urban always says to ask why.
    So here's my why (but also no excuses).
    I typically eat exactly at 5:15 PM. I arrived home at 5:15 and dinner was not even close to done (it ended up being done at 6 PM. This was not anything my husband may have prevented).
    I had worked out twice earlier in the day, and I was. SO. Hungry.
    My husband had made delicious non-compliant food with my kids for their dinner.
    I chose to eat non-compliant food.
    Thankfully, I didn't just binge eat all night. I stopped eating by 6 PM and my stomach hurt a bit from the non-compliant food.
    Day 39 - back to W30 before I introduce grains!
    Progress is progress and no W30 is perfect.
    Love and peace.
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    MamaJ got a reaction from megbeveridge in My first Whole30: done and dusted!   
    I'm glad I was able to pass on the reminder I had a rough weekend as my baby was so sick (still is, but my husband is the SAHP, so I'm at work, sucking it up).
     
    I'm really happy you're still posting so we can all follow along and cheer you on!
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    MamaJ reacted to megbeveridge in My first Whole30: done and dusted!   
    SMART Goal progress: Yesterday I was under my sugar goal by 4g. Instead of eating and then logging it into MFP (this is how I'm keeping myself on track during reintro), I logged everything first and determined whether I could eat it based on the sugar content. 
    Yesterday I just wasn't hungry when lunch time came around so I had a mini meal instead of my full lunch. Dinner was chicken burgers (no bun) with mustard and sauteed vegetables. The mustard was not W30 compliant as it had added sugar, but I'm not being super strict about added sugars during reintroduction besides keeping up with my SMART goal. Breakfast today was smoked turkey breast with mustard wrapped in a corn tortilla. I've determined that I don't have a reaction to corn, but I'll still keep that as my only reintro today. 
    I definitely haven't been very strict with my reintro and @MamaJ posted something that reminded me to question why. I think because I had a really rough time with how I felt during Whole30, coupled with it being my first time, I am less determined to stay Whole30 between reintro days. I had so many digestive problems, headaches, and trouble sleeping during the program that it's hard for me to think it's worth it. I really want to do better, but I'm lacking the "feel good" motivation. Maybe I'm just embracing food freedom? 
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    MamaJ reacted to megbeveridge in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    I don't like legumes much either! All I care about is peanut butter and tamari. I've never liked the texture of beans and like you said, the consequences are never good. Good luck with grains on Sunday!
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    MamaJ got a reaction from megbeveridge in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    Thank you for your pep!!!
    Legumes Day
    Day 31 Meal 1:
    3 eggs, scrambled in coconut oil with green onions, salt and pepper, banana with Rx peanut butter
    My stomach hurt instantly after finishing the banana and peanut butter. Super disappointing. I then had an urge to have a bowel movement all morning, but it was an urge where I knew nothing was going to happen (plus, not my regular time for such matters). It was really uncomfortable.
     
    Day 31 Meal 2:
    2 hard-boiled eggs, baby carrots with hummus
    The hummus did nothing to my body. But it also tasted like nothing (store-bought - probably my first mistake) and it wasn't worth it. I ate until I was satisfied in my fullness of my belly, then brought the rest home from work for my husband. Meh.
     
    Day 31 Meal 3:
    Hearty vegetable soup
     
    I don't love legumes. Peanut butter is basically the extent of it. Plus, beans are hard on me. This is my 4th annual January Whole30, but somewhere around my eighth total round. Through basically eliminating most legumes from my life for the past 3 years, I've learned when I do eat beans, it's not good. I had zero desire to eat them today and planned on not. I'm looking forward to eating W30 for the next two days.
     
    Sunday is non-gluten grains today and I'm excited to try rice! Though in the interest of full disclosure, I don't love rice. Or grains. I mean, I like cupcakes. But not quinoa, rice, all that. So we'll see! Haha.
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    MamaJ reacted to megbeveridge in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    Woohooo congrats!
    I decided to reintroduce dairy today just to get it out of the way. I'm excited to see how your reintro goes!
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    MamaJ got a reaction from megbeveridge in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    Haha, crazy, yes. Strong? Welllll. There's a reason I need to abstain each January But I always make sure I'm accustomed to fruit for the summer season here in Michigan so I can gobble some blueberries and strawberries as I pick them!
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    MamaJ got a reaction from nutburger in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    It really IS! I'm so glad you found it!
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    MamaJ reacted to nutburger in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    Thank you so much for posting about this Tea, I saw it at WF on sale and bought some - it's SO good.
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    MamaJ reacted to megbeveridge in Jess' January Whole30 with Recipes (my 4th January Whole30!)   
    I don't know how you do the same breakfast and lunch every day! You're some kind of wizard! Also, where do you get your nutpods? Do you have to order it?