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    RroseR got a reaction from diamonds422 in Starting January 2!   
    I was able to resist everything! I brought a banana just in case I was tempted, but I didn't even have to bust that out. I didn't even enjoy the smell of all the fried food.  It wasn't awkward, I just let them know I was doing the whole30, that I was 13 days in, and they understood. 
    Loving this lifestyle! Don't wanna go back to what I was doing before. 
    The other night I made the Thai Chicken and Brussel Sprouts skillet from the fast and easy cookbook and OMG it was so so good.  I can't even believe it!
    Next challenge is that we are going out of town this weekend to San Francisco....going to be difficult. I am going to take some emergency snacks like an Epic bar only for emergencies. The flight is very short, so we don't have to eat in the airport, which is good. But I am worried about the restaurants. I know we have this one big reservation on Saturday night, so I just need to call ahead and see what they can do for me. 
    Hoping yall are doing well!!
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    RroseR got a reaction from diamonds422 in Starting January 2!   
    I was able to resist everything! I brought a banana just in case I was tempted, but I didn't even have to bust that out. I didn't even enjoy the smell of all the fried food.  It wasn't awkward, I just let them know I was doing the whole30, that I was 13 days in, and they understood. 
    Loving this lifestyle! Don't wanna go back to what I was doing before. 
    The other night I made the Thai Chicken and Brussel Sprouts skillet from the fast and easy cookbook and OMG it was so so good.  I can't even believe it!
    Next challenge is that we are going out of town this weekend to San Francisco....going to be difficult. I am going to take some emergency snacks like an Epic bar only for emergencies. The flight is very short, so we don't have to eat in the airport, which is good. But I am worried about the restaurants. I know we have this one big reservation on Saturday night, so I just need to call ahead and see what they can do for me. 
    Hoping yall are doing well!!
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    RroseR reacted to WholeCourtney in Starting January 2!   
    Guys, Im so upset. Discovered last night that my fridge is on the fritz. Had to throw nearly everything away. Assuming my husband (with the help of the local repair place) diagnosed the problem correctly the part wont be in until Thursday/Friday. I have no idea how to stay complaint when it looks like I'll be eating take out for the next few days. 
    I'll take any tips or advice if you've been there and done that.
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    RroseR reacted to OHMaryF in Starting January 2!   
    I am meeting a friend tomorrow and she proposed going out to dinner with our children at Red Robin. I had noticed last year that they include the option to have a burger wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. I am going to take my own mayo and probably my own mustard since I don't recall if they give you the bottle or just bring it out in a cup. They give the option of unlimited fruit salad instead of fries, but I am going to ask for broccoli. I feel ready to meet the challenge of ignoring the fries and it will be our half way point!
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    RroseR got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    have some people in town tonight and we are going to a famous restaurant in my area that specializes in fried chicken sandwiches.  i am going to eat a big whole 30 meal before i go and just sit with them. worried that its going to be awkward for them eating in front of me, but there's not one thing on the menu that could even remotely be compliant. 
    i am thinking they will understand and not feel bad about eating in front of me. we'll see how it goes.  the struggle is real!!
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    RroseR got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    have some people in town tonight and we are going to a famous restaurant in my area that specializes in fried chicken sandwiches.  i am going to eat a big whole 30 meal before i go and just sit with them. worried that its going to be awkward for them eating in front of me, but there's not one thing on the menu that could even remotely be compliant. 
    i am thinking they will understand and not feel bad about eating in front of me. we'll see how it goes.  the struggle is real!!
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    RroseR got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    have some people in town tonight and we are going to a famous restaurant in my area that specializes in fried chicken sandwiches.  i am going to eat a big whole 30 meal before i go and just sit with them. worried that its going to be awkward for them eating in front of me, but there's not one thing on the menu that could even remotely be compliant. 
    i am thinking they will understand and not feel bad about eating in front of me. we'll see how it goes.  the struggle is real!!
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    RroseR reacted to elizabeth.joan in Starting January 2!   
    You've got this!! 
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    RroseR got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    have some people in town tonight and we are going to a famous restaurant in my area that specializes in fried chicken sandwiches.  i am going to eat a big whole 30 meal before i go and just sit with them. worried that its going to be awkward for them eating in front of me, but there's not one thing on the menu that could even remotely be compliant. 
    i am thinking they will understand and not feel bad about eating in front of me. we'll see how it goes.  the struggle is real!!
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    RroseR got a reaction from LagunaRover in Starting January 2!   
    have some people in town tonight and we are going to a famous restaurant in my area that specializes in fried chicken sandwiches.  i am going to eat a big whole 30 meal before i go and just sit with them. worried that its going to be awkward for them eating in front of me, but there's not one thing on the menu that could even remotely be compliant. 
    i am thinking they will understand and not feel bad about eating in front of me. we'll see how it goes.  the struggle is real!!
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    RroseR reacted to OHMaryF in Starting January 2!   
    Day 11 and I am feeling pretty good. I did wake up about 4:30am with a headache, but I think a large part was I needed to drink more water. I took some medicine and drank water and was fine by the time I got up and left for my barre class. I had some of the chili I made the other day for breakfast, with a salad. Very good. I will be making the salmon cakes from the Whole 30 program book for dinner. My husband really likes them. I am going to add some Old Bay as seasoning because- Maryland.
    I am so excited to have found grass fed beef at our local chain grocery store at a decent price. I also noticed that Whole Foods has their animal welfare ground beef on sale, so I think I will try that as well. Since my husband and daughter are not eating Whole 30 it will be nice to stretch the ground beef budget since our daughter wants me to make hamburgers this weekend.
    We have got this. We are headed towards the half way point!
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    RroseR reacted to ErikaA in Starting January 2!   
    Happy day 10 everyone!
    I haven't posted in a couple of days - hadn't been feeling great, was tired, and losing motivation, but I powered through - sticking to the plan, going to bed extra early, and trying to remind myself that with only a week or so in, it was unrealistic to expect that I would be seeing massive changes.  I also followed along with everyone's posts and found it helped to hear how everyone was doing!
    Waking up today, felt much better!  On Sunday, I had meal prepped, planning on doing homemade chicken sausage patties (Whole30 book) with spaghetti squash topped with a veggie mixture, but Monday the spaghetti squash and cooked veggies were very unappealing to me.  So, instead I have been having the patties with a large salad of mixed greens topped with olive oil, vinegar and herbs and a hard-boiled egg on the mornings where I was extra hungry.  This morning, I also added a half of an orange, a few blueberries and coconut flakes - DELICIOUS!  I'm not too worried about adding the fruit, since I haven't been eating much of it during the past nine days.  
    To avoid wasting the cooked veggies I mentioned above - I ended up throwing them with the spaghetti squash, adding leftover chicken, and topping with a curry sauce (based on this recipe: https://thehealthyfoodie.com/butternut-squash-kale-ground-beef-breakfast-bowl/)  and had it for a dinner and lunch this week - my favorite meals so far this W30!
    I hope everyone has a great day 10!
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    RroseR got a reaction from WholeCourtney in Starting January 2!   
    Try the Primal Kitchen ranch dressing. It is so good. Its perfect in a salad. (accidentally called it primal paleo before)
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    RroseR got a reaction from racheleats in Starting January 2!   
    I did have some cashew butter with my banana for a few with lunch...and I only add this to lunch if I am working out that day (otherwise I get super light headed during my workout)...my raw veggies are usually a ton of spring mix for lunch, so yes to the salad.  
    today, its better. i'm feeling a little leaner and less bloated. Maybe it was the cashew butter and working out. 
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    RroseR reacted to Overeducatedopinion in Starting January 2!   
    Hi there. If you like Thai, Thai Kitchen makes a compliant, no-sweetener curry paste. Green and red varieties. Comes in a tiny jar probably in Asian aisle. Throw half the jar, 1 can coconut milk, any protein, and any veg in a pot and simmer. Easiest meal in my repertoire. 
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    RroseR reacted to ErikaA in Starting January 2!   
    Glad to hear it wasn't just me!  My prep took me way longer than I expected yesterday and afterwards, I definitely wasn't wanting to make or eat supper...I did end up making a chicken stew (https://www.farmsteadchic.com/paleo-whole30-chicken-stew/), which turned out pretty good.  Onward to day 7!!! 
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    RroseR got a reaction from ErikaA in Starting January 2!   
    I feel you! Meal prep took like 5 hours tonight....but if I don't prep for the entire week, I don't stick to it! It is the only way. 
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    RroseR got a reaction from ErikaA in Starting January 2!   
    I feel you! Meal prep took like 5 hours tonight....but if I don't prep for the entire week, I don't stick to it! It is the only way. 
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    RroseR reacted to Lizzi26 in Starting January 2!   
    Happy Sunday ! I’m on day 6 and I have made it no slip ups which is something I don’t think I’ve ever done in my life so that’s a win. This weekend has been very very hard went to a party brought my own soup thank goodness because there was nothing there that I could eat. Super tempting delicious food and all I have anted was a glass of wine but somehow I stayed focus I told myself this isn’t forever !! So I hope everyone is doing well good luck on week 2 
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    RroseR reacted to Overeducatedopinion in Starting January 2!   
    Thank you so much
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    RroseR reacted to Overeducatedopinion in Starting January 2!   
    I have to go overseas after a death in the family today. Leaving Weds and coming back next Tuesday. It’s not going to be easy to stick to whole 30 on the looooong flight and in a foreign country (Egypt) but I’m going to do it. 
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    RroseR got a reaction from WholeCourtney in Starting January 2!   
    Everyone please be careful with romaine.  E.coli outbreak.
    http://bit.ly/2EWf9fF
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    RroseR got a reaction from WholeCourtney in Starting January 2!   
    Everyone please be careful with romaine.  E.coli outbreak.
    http://bit.ly/2EWf9fF
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    RroseR got a reaction from WholeCourtney in Starting January 2!   
    Everyone please be careful with romaine.  E.coli outbreak.
    http://bit.ly/2EWf9fF
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    RroseR got a reaction from WholeCourtney in Starting January 2!   
    Everyone please be careful with romaine.  E.coli outbreak.
    http://bit.ly/2EWf9fF