CinSaladBim

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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from littleg in We made the list!   
    I've done similar programs as the ones on the top of the list - none of which have made me conscious of how my body reacts to food as much as I do now. After those diets, I go back to my old ways and a couple of months later I'm exactly where I started (or worse).
     
    Even though I'm not fully through it yet, I don't see whole30 as a diet anymore (even though I admit that I did when I first read about it) - I don't have to be hungry, feel guilty all the time for feeding myself or miss out on delicious food, but rather I get to enjoy all kinds of natural goodies until my body says it has received enough nutrients and feels happily satieted. Doesn't mean I don't miss a glass of wine every now and again, but honestly, I don't need it and my body does not benefit from it.
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    I've actually been having acne flare up as well - and I usually have a very clear complexion - figured it was just caused by some hormonal changes in my body + very cold weather outside which can make my skin irritated. That or either the fact that my body has to get used to the increased fat intake?
     
    I'm not eating a lot of nuts though (fats are usually either ghee, avocado, home made mayo or coconut) and have been following the template for almost every meal (think 1-2 exceptions so far). It has gotten better last two days by applying facial masks and day crème for dry skin.
     
     
    I know right! Ghee and coconut butter! Not cheap, but worth every penny.
    Still thinking about wine though - was offered a glass of champagne yesterday and it still stung to say no. Couldn't care less about cheese any more :-) for sure a NSV. Also, yesterday my mother in law said I was glowing with health, so that's one step in the right direction.
    Still don't get the feeling that my clothes fit better though.
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    Why thank you - I'd love to see Quebec sometime even if it would require me to clean someone's house ;-)!
    Vacation plans for this year are already set though.
     
    And a very happy birthday!!!
    By the way, I come from a family of independent workers and birthdays are never celebrated on the day itself, so you get a week to ask anything you want and spoil yourself rotten. I suggest you take a leaf from that book.
     
    Yesterday my hubby made dinner - it was so delicious - I'll have him cook up dinner more often! He stuffed bell peppers with minced pork (spiced & with onion) and then had some broccoli, Parisian mushrooms (don't know if it's called that in English, but they're brown and full of taste) and leek simmer on the stove for about an hour in some ghee. The combination of the three vegetables created a flavor close to the creaminess of Parmesan - or maybe I'm just becoming delusional
    He also made fresh beef stew according to 'ye olde flemish recipe' - , but without the beer or the slice of bread. Needs to set a little to get all flavors optimally infused, so that's for tomorrow. Tonight on the menu: fresh cod with a stir-fry of paksoi, bell pepper and onion in green curry coconut sauce.
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from ladyshanny in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    Looks like you've got sufficient reason to prove your mom wrong :-)
     
    Being a notorious diet soda addict myself, I recommend cool water with lemon juice! I only drink it first thing in the morning and avoid anything with flavor during the rest of the day, as it reminds me too much of what I can't have. Water is my new routine and sparkling water as an occasional extra.
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from ladyshanny in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    Looks like you've got sufficient reason to prove your mom wrong :-)
     
    Being a notorious diet soda addict myself, I recommend cool water with lemon juice! I only drink it first thing in the morning and avoid anything with flavor during the rest of the day, as it reminds me too much of what I can't have. Water is my new routine and sparkling water as an occasional extra.
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from blmorris in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    Why thank you - I'd love to see Quebec sometime even if it would require me to clean someone's house ;-)!
    Vacation plans for this year are already set though.
     
    And a very happy birthday!!!
    By the way, I come from a family of independent workers and birthdays are never celebrated on the day itself, so you get a week to ask anything you want and spoil yourself rotten. I suggest you take a leaf from that book.
     
    Yesterday my hubby made dinner - it was so delicious - I'll have him cook up dinner more often! He stuffed bell peppers with minced pork (spiced & with onion) and then had some broccoli, Parisian mushrooms (don't know if it's called that in English, but they're brown and full of taste) and leek simmer on the stove for about an hour in some ghee. The combination of the three vegetables created a flavor close to the creaminess of Parmesan - or maybe I'm just becoming delusional
    He also made fresh beef stew according to 'ye olde flemish recipe' - , but without the beer or the slice of bread. Needs to set a little to get all flavors optimally infused, so that's for tomorrow. Tonight on the menu: fresh cod with a stir-fry of paksoi, bell pepper and onion in green curry coconut sauce.
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from whatmeworry in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 4 of restart (Day 17 previously) - haven't had any headaches or discomforts in the past days and honestly feel more 'tiger blood' than I should because of the restart. Have been tigger the bouncing happy during the past weekend literally wooshing from one activity to the other (cleaned the entire house, went bed shopping, bought new toys for the dogs, laundry done and folded, visited my BFF ('butcher friend forever') and the local vegetable farmer market, visited my parents (brought them some of the delicious meat), kept my 3 y/o son alive and happy and went for a long walk with the dogs. Also, kitchen is sparkly clean and all food prep is done for the week - still had time to sit down and watch a movie with my son yesterday afternoon, which was a lot of fun. In the mornings I jump out of bed and the comparison with my husband who is eating junk is just too funny (he's in zombie mode for at least 2-3 hours).
     
    Yup - I can surely do this for another 26 days :-)
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from 4windsrider in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Look at it this way: at least your body is now optimally equipped to fight it off! Hope you feel better soon though! Tea with fresh orange and lemon to the rescue!'
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from whatmeworry in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 4 of restart (Day 17 previously) - haven't had any headaches or discomforts in the past days and honestly feel more 'tiger blood' than I should because of the restart. Have been tigger the bouncing happy during the past weekend literally wooshing from one activity to the other (cleaned the entire house, went bed shopping, bought new toys for the dogs, laundry done and folded, visited my BFF ('butcher friend forever') and the local vegetable farmer market, visited my parents (brought them some of the delicious meat), kept my 3 y/o son alive and happy and went for a long walk with the dogs. Also, kitchen is sparkly clean and all food prep is done for the week - still had time to sit down and watch a movie with my son yesterday afternoon, which was a lot of fun. In the mornings I jump out of bed and the comparison with my husband who is eating junk is just too funny (he's in zombie mode for at least 2-3 hours).
     
    Yup - I can surely do this for another 26 days :-)
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from whatmeworry in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 4 of restart (Day 17 previously) - haven't had any headaches or discomforts in the past days and honestly feel more 'tiger blood' than I should because of the restart. Have been tigger the bouncing happy during the past weekend literally wooshing from one activity to the other (cleaned the entire house, went bed shopping, bought new toys for the dogs, laundry done and folded, visited my BFF ('butcher friend forever') and the local vegetable farmer market, visited my parents (brought them some of the delicious meat), kept my 3 y/o son alive and happy and went for a long walk with the dogs. Also, kitchen is sparkly clean and all food prep is done for the week - still had time to sit down and watch a movie with my son yesterday afternoon, which was a lot of fun. In the mornings I jump out of bed and the comparison with my husband who is eating junk is just too funny (he's in zombie mode for at least 2-3 hours).
     
    Yup - I can surely do this for another 26 days :-)
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from whatmeworry in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Day 4 of restart (Day 17 previously) - haven't had any headaches or discomforts in the past days and honestly feel more 'tiger blood' than I should because of the restart. Have been tigger the bouncing happy during the past weekend literally wooshing from one activity to the other (cleaned the entire house, went bed shopping, bought new toys for the dogs, laundry done and folded, visited my BFF ('butcher friend forever') and the local vegetable farmer market, visited my parents (brought them some of the delicious meat), kept my 3 y/o son alive and happy and went for a long walk with the dogs. Also, kitchen is sparkly clean and all food prep is done for the week - still had time to sit down and watch a movie with my son yesterday afternoon, which was a lot of fun. In the mornings I jump out of bed and the comparison with my husband who is eating junk is just too funny (he's in zombie mode for at least 2-3 hours).
     
    Yup - I can surely do this for another 26 days :-)
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    CinSaladBim reacted to 4windsrider in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    ..dealing with a rotten cold…first time in years and years , so I'm really not happy   No tiger blood in sight.  
    Keeping my sights set on sailing through the second half even with this "hiccup". 
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from whatmeworry in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    You're probably right, but I'm still pretty hard on myself - I was / am so committed to making the full 30 days without compromise and I had not foreseen a simple business lunch to get in the way of my resolve... Anyhow, it is a learning experience and I've learnt a lot already - was planning on extending the clean eating beyond the 30 days anyway - looks like the glass of champagne will have to wait until Valentine's day :-)
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from whatmeworry in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    You're probably right, but I'm still pretty hard on myself - I was / am so committed to making the full 30 days without compromise and I had not foreseen a simple business lunch to get in the way of my resolve... Anyhow, it is a learning experience and I've learnt a lot already - was planning on extending the clean eating beyond the 30 days anyway - looks like the glass of champagne will have to wait until Valentine's day :-)
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from whatmeworry in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    You're probably right, but I'm still pretty hard on myself - I was / am so committed to making the full 30 days without compromise and I had not foreseen a simple business lunch to get in the way of my resolve... Anyhow, it is a learning experience and I've learnt a lot already - was planning on extending the clean eating beyond the 30 days anyway - looks like the glass of champagne will have to wait until Valentine's day :-)
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    CinSaladBim reacted to marthab in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Don't be so hard on yourself. You have not "lost " the time you have put in. I really think of this as a learning experience and all of the days that we succeed or fail  are teaching us a about out habits and our surroundings and how to master them. I am day four. Resetting after a dinner party that I threw myself lol. So now I know that I should not have dinner parties during the Whole 30- its just me- I am not saying no one can have dinner parties. Just for thirty days.
    For some reason day three - yesterday for me- is a hard one for me. I think it is when my sugar dragon wakes up and realizes she is missing her goodies. I hunkered down and got through and made it. Today I feel better. This lesson for me is that I can get through even the worst days f withdrawal if I so choose. 
    Be gentle with yourself. It is a process and re setting just means that you are extending the time to be good to yourself. 
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from marthab in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I need to restart / extend and feel absolutely horrible about it.
     
    Yesterday I had another business lunch and while I checked with the assistant to provide a compliant option for me, she misunderstood and foresaw gluten-free sandwiches. When I came into the meeting room she even said, I've arranged these especially for you! So I really couldn't say no at that point and break her heart, as she went out of her way to arrange it (unfortunately she misunderstood the requirements). I only ate one half of a sandwich and picked some chicken and salad off of the other ones, but still - had stomach cramps all afternoon and terrible night's sleep. So - today is day 1 again for me - at least I know by now that I can do it, as I don't miss any of the foods that are off-plan and do still feel more energetic than before the 13 days.
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    It does make all the difference - at first was a bit sceptic, since I had the habit of buying meat in the closest supermarket, but now that I tasted the difference (and felt it in my wallet, because straight from the farm is actually cheaper) I'm never going back. My husband, not at all doing whole30 and eating a bag of crisps every evening, agrees that if there's one change that's staying forever it's the butcher!
     
    So far, I've also convinced him on freshly made granola (I made it to complement potential snacks at work during hectic times, ended up barely eating any of it, since he ate it all - I was happy he was at least eating something natural instead of processed junk), freshly made mayo and broth. My husband is a notorious addict to store bought broth from premium brands (averaging at $5-6 per package) and now is perfectly happy to use the fresh / frozen goodness that comes from chicken and vegetables.
     
    Day 11 so far - have been 100% compliant so far and feeling very energized. Have the idea that my stomach is flatter and was so tempted this morning to step on the scales, but didn't.
     
    M1: Grass fed pure beef minced meat with some bacon and green beans - should have added a dressing or something
    M2: Leftover from this morning, but this time will make a dressing, thinking about something with lots of chile
    M3: Zoodles with bolognaise made on sunday (flavors will have set by now - am looking forward to this one)
     
    Tomorrow will be big challenge #2 - I have a business lunch during which I don't want to be perceived as 'the fickly b-word that won't eat anything'.
    Lunch will be served by our in-house catering, so I've given them a heads up on what I can and can not eat, but do hope they stick to it...
    Did find it tremendously hard to explain - sugar free, carb free, dairy free and no processed cooking oils please - they looked at me like I was crazy, then I emphasized that any store bought broth or dressing had sugar in it and that they should avoid processed meats as well - that seemed to confirm their idea that I was indeed crazy in the coconut (mmm coconut - reminds me that I have one waiting on me in the fridge for post-dinner this evening).
    So yeah, not sure if the message got through, so I think I'll just not eat whatever causes reasonable doubt and will foresee a pot of cucumber / carrot sticks and some home made meatloaf for afternoon snack. Rather go hangry than start over at this point...
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    I had developed a (bad) habit of having breakfast in my car on days where I need to leave really early.
     
    Portable and non-smelly breakfasts for me so far have been:
    - boiled eggs with a container of vegetables (anything 'stickshaped' seems to work for me: cucumber, carrots, pre-cooked beans)
    - Cold slices of meatloaf (made them with onions, bell peppers, egg yoke and plenty of seasoning) again with a container of vegetables
    - As mentioned by Born Sandy, also once did a omelette roll with broccoli and tomato and fresh mayo in it - this was for sure my favorite breakfast so far!
     
    Usually I now get up half an hour early and get something warm though - tastes so much better.
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from littleg in We made the list!   
    I've done similar programs as the ones on the top of the list - none of which have made me conscious of how my body reacts to food as much as I do now. After those diets, I go back to my old ways and a couple of months later I'm exactly where I started (or worse).
     
    Even though I'm not fully through it yet, I don't see whole30 as a diet anymore (even though I admit that I did when I first read about it) - I don't have to be hungry, feel guilty all the time for feeding myself or miss out on delicious food, but rather I get to enjoy all kinds of natural goodies until my body says it has received enough nutrients and feels happily satieted. Doesn't mean I don't miss a glass of wine every now and again, but honestly, I don't need it and my body does not benefit from it.
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    It does make all the difference - at first was a bit sceptic, since I had the habit of buying meat in the closest supermarket, but now that I tasted the difference (and felt it in my wallet, because straight from the farm is actually cheaper) I'm never going back. My husband, not at all doing whole30 and eating a bag of crisps every evening, agrees that if there's one change that's staying forever it's the butcher!
     
    So far, I've also convinced him on freshly made granola (I made it to complement potential snacks at work during hectic times, ended up barely eating any of it, since he ate it all - I was happy he was at least eating something natural instead of processed junk), freshly made mayo and broth. My husband is a notorious addict to store bought broth from premium brands (averaging at $5-6 per package) and now is perfectly happy to use the fresh / frozen goodness that comes from chicken and vegetables.
     
    Day 11 so far - have been 100% compliant so far and feeling very energized. Have the idea that my stomach is flatter and was so tempted this morning to step on the scales, but didn't.
     
    M1: Grass fed pure beef minced meat with some bacon and green beans - should have added a dressing or something
    M2: Leftover from this morning, but this time will make a dressing, thinking about something with lots of chile
    M3: Zoodles with bolognaise made on sunday (flavors will have set by now - am looking forward to this one)
     
    Tomorrow will be big challenge #2 - I have a business lunch during which I don't want to be perceived as 'the fickly b-word that won't eat anything'.
    Lunch will be served by our in-house catering, so I've given them a heads up on what I can and can not eat, but do hope they stick to it...
    Did find it tremendously hard to explain - sugar free, carb free, dairy free and no processed cooking oils please - they looked at me like I was crazy, then I emphasized that any store bought broth or dressing had sugar in it and that they should avoid processed meats as well - that seemed to confirm their idea that I was indeed crazy in the coconut (mmm coconut - reminds me that I have one waiting on me in the fridge for post-dinner this evening).
    So yeah, not sure if the message got through, so I think I'll just not eat whatever causes reasonable doubt and will foresee a pot of cucumber / carrot sticks and some home made meatloaf for afternoon snack. Rather go hangry than start over at this point...
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from littleg in We made the list!   
    I've done similar programs as the ones on the top of the list - none of which have made me conscious of how my body reacts to food as much as I do now. After those diets, I go back to my old ways and a couple of months later I'm exactly where I started (or worse).
     
    Even though I'm not fully through it yet, I don't see whole30 as a diet anymore (even though I admit that I did when I first read about it) - I don't have to be hungry, feel guilty all the time for feeding myself or miss out on delicious food, but rather I get to enjoy all kinds of natural goodies until my body says it has received enough nutrients and feels happily satieted. Doesn't mean I don't miss a glass of wine every now and again, but honestly, I don't need it and my body does not benefit from it.
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    CinSaladBim reacted to Mistyfire in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    I have been inspired by the number of times folks here have mentioned "butcher" so I found one about 15 miles away. Bought some fresh antibiotic-free pork chops. The butcher cut them right there for me. Have never had anything like them! I buy local at the farmers markets all summer, but the meat is always frozen. These chops were absolutely amazing. Love the inspiration I get here.
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Will ask my newfound organic butcher (actually a farmer), who had the most amazing rack of ribs I've ever tasted!
    Today was tough, plenty of surrounding temptations on family feast, but I managed to withstand them.
    M1: sautéed baby kale with minced meat (finally found a purely natural and sugar free version at my newly found BFF - I.e. 'butcher friend forever'), snack tomatoes and cucumber slices
    M2: raw veggie plate, homemade mayo and meatloaf cooked up yesterday (with sweet bell pepper, chile and tandoori masala spices). - this while my family was feasting on tomato soup, marinated BBQ and ice cream and cookies afterwards... Hardest to resist was the wine though, felt very satiated after my wholesome meal :-)
    M3: fresh salmon baked in ghee with Belgian endives in mayo and lemon dressing (Belgian endives are so cheap here I could eat them daily :-))
    I did have a compliant coconut water at home as a small reward to myself - even though I know I must break the cycle to reward myself with food...
    So that was day 9 - on to day 10! Lamb chop day tomorrow nomnomnom !
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    CinSaladBim got a reaction from drbambi in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    Day 7 for me today - first day I wake up feeling well rested. Sleep has been an issue for me too so far - first 2-3 nights had a really difficult time to fall asleep (some 'quality time' with the husband solved this in a natural way - he was not complaining ;-)). Once I finally fell asleep I woke every other hour or so, so wasn't feeling too perky waking up...
     
    From my experience (and hoping it stays like this) it does get better - feel very tired now in the evenings, 3-4 hours after dinner my biological clock seems to start indicating it's time for some rest. I am starting to feel more in tune with my body and feeling hopeful for the days to come, what a difference from yesterday!
     
    As for today's meals:
    M1: lemon water, an egg ommelette roll filled with broccoli and tomato + half a mango and a cup of coffee
    M2: Broccoli (steamed a heap yesterday) salad with sesame seeds and sprinkle of lemon juice, baked asparagus and Lemon roasted chicken
    M3: Fresh chicken broth vegetable soup (not sure yet what veggies I'll throw in, cleaning my fridge) with spring onion and something coconutty - thinking about doing a side of balsamic vinegar glazed carrots and have a veal roast to bake as prep for tomorrow so might want to take a slice from that
     
    I'm a bit anxious for the weekend to come - have a large family gathering with a BBQ (hoping on some compliant unmarinated meat !) - sugar and frankenfoods will be abundantly consumed all around me, so hoping I can resist them easily.