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  1. anyone starting Sept 11???

    I just made the Thai red beef curry from the W30 cookbook...and it was amazing, even the kids ate it! We will be making this again. 50andstillhere: My first W30, I messed up on Day 1! I accidentally ate a piece of my kids' pasta without even thinking. So I started over. Then I messed up around Day 15 by popping a piece of candy in my mouth without thinking! So I started over. Then about 2 1/2 weeks into that, I got really sick with the flu. For 3 days I ate almost nothing, just a few grapes and an apple. But there was no way I was going to start over..again!! So my first round lasted about 6 weeks. You can do this!! I've been thinking a lot about my reintroduction, and really only want to introduce what I've been missing, which is rice and beans (and maybe red wine). I've found when doing these W30s, I tend to eat way more meat than I normally do because I don' t like many veggies. That totally contributes to my food fatigue. Even with all the meat, I still feel better than when not doing a W30, and would like to be one of those people that can eat this way 80% of the time. I usually slide back into old habits, so I'm hoping that I can make it last this time. Good luck everyone!
  2. anyone starting Sept 11???

    I am here to tell you that food fatigue is real!! I haven't eaten much the last few days. Nothing sounds good, nothing really tastes good and I definitely don't feel like cooking! (apologies to my husband and kids!) I guess the upside is that I'm not really craving junk food. So I had my little fit, told my husband I wanted to quit and he said what do you want to eat, and I'll make it for you. And he did! Then we spent most of yesterday in the kitchen getting food ready for the week. So grateful!!
  3. anyone starting Sept 11???

    A couple of days ago I told a friend of mine that I was doing another W30. She was disappointed because she had wanted to ask me out to dinner and drinks with a couple of other friends. She was worried that I wouldn't be able to eat or drink anything. We went out last night and it was totally fine. I had dinner earlier, so I wasn't hungry, and drinking juice and sparkling water wasn't bad. Did I want to grab a french fry off their plates? You betcha! But I realized that it wasn't because I was hungry, I was just doing it out of habit. That made things easier. I did miss having beer, a little bit. But it wasn't a problem. So what did I learn? That I eat a lot out of habit, especially mindless nibbling if things are right in front of me. And, I can totally be social without having to drink (and woke up without a hangover - bonus!) I've also realized how much socializing we do around alcohol and that I could totally cut back and still have a drink occasionally (after the reintroduction of course!)
  4. anyone starting Sept 11???

    GUYS!! I made Mel Joulwan's (from Well Fed) chocolate chili for dinner last night. OMG it was sooooo good! I had it over some W30 mashed potatoes. Yum!
  5. anyone starting Sept 11???

    This is day 4 for me. I've been really tired, but sleeping better already. The big thing I've noticed is that today my knees stopped hurting while walking up and down the stairs! I've also noticed that when I have to do something, instead of sitting on the couch trying to think of ways to get out of it, I just get up and do it! (Laundry, I'm talking to you!) Good luck today everyone!
  6. anyone starting Sept 11???

    Last night for dinner we had the Mexican twice baked potatoes for dinner, and everyone loved them! Even my 2 kids, who can be quite picky, loved them. We are also loving the cider chipotle sausage. The tuna waldorf salad from Well Fed has also been great for my husband and I. Tonight for dinner we are having the chicken with caramelized pears and shallots, which sounds so good! Good luck today everyone!
  7. anyone starting Sept 11???

    I started my 3rd round today. I already feel a little better. My knees don't hurt as much and my stomach feels very calm. Hoping that I keep to the lessons I learn from this round.
  8. Starting Sept. 11

    Good luck, Stella! I'm starting my 3rd round on Sept 10. Here's to all the NSVs!
  9. I have to start over!!!

    I'm hoping that since I just treated this as a minor set back and not having an all out carb/wine/cheese fest, I'll be better able to navigate week 1 and not be so crabby. Lesson learned! Good luck, LPG!
  10. I was on day 7 today, when I mindlessly ate a piece of candy at my kids' school! Didn't even realize it until I had swallowed it. Talk about disappointment. I've had to stop myself several times from reaching for something without even thinking about it, so I guess I have something to learn about habit and all, but jeez!
  11. I had the same problem yesterday! I'm on Day 6 (today) and I feel better. Yesterday I couldn't face my kitchen, look at food, think about food or even grocery shop (which I like to do!) It could be the kill all the things phase, I think it was for me. But I also decided to spice up what I'm going to cook this week, changing some of the flavors, trying more citrus, maybe stir fries. My husband has been very supportive, and decided to cook dinner last night which really, really helped. And then played cards with friends. I guess every now and then it makes sense to take a break and think about other things besides what and when I'm going to eat next. Good luck!!
  12. Want to quit at end of Day 9

    I'm feeling better today! We played cards last night with friends and they brought over wine, cheese and chips. I thought I would have a rough time based on how crabby I was...but I didn't. I had to stop myself a couple of times from mindlessly reaching over to grab a chip, but I realized that I didn't really want it and I was just reaching for it because it was there. Lesson learned! And apparently my card playing is better without alcohol...very interesting!
  13. Want to quit at end of Day 9

    I am so glad you posted this! I'm on Day 5 and am soooo crabby! I can't face the grocery store or my kitchen right now and I'd like to hibernate for the next 25 days. I'm sure this is normal, but I'm determined to push through. I have to keep remembering that it's NOT for 354 days, only 30. It's becoming my mantra. Venting over.
  14. Jan. 18, 2016 Start Date

    I started on Jan 18 too, and then restarted on Jan 19 after I accidentally ate a noodle. (That's how I usually test to see of the kids' pasta is done! And didn't even realize I had done that until after I swallowed it!) I feel the hangover today, hoping to stay busy enough to ignore it. Good luck everyone!