bigmamabird

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    bigmamabird got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Beginning June 1   
    I'll be following Whole 30 in June too!  It should be fun with all the fresh produce available.
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Woo-hoo!!!  Last day!!
    I'm going to do another month, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone on this thread.  I'm so happy to have done this with you.  
    I anticipate this next month to be a breeze because I'm already in the zone.  And also because fruits and veggies are starting to come into season so it will be easier on the budget.
    Congratulations everyone!!
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Woo-hoo!!!  Last day!!
    I'm going to do another month, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone on this thread.  I'm so happy to have done this with you.  
    I anticipate this next month to be a breeze because I'm already in the zone.  And also because fruits and veggies are starting to come into season so it will be easier on the budget.
    Congratulations everyone!!
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Woo-hoo!!!  Last day!!
    I'm going to do another month, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone on this thread.  I'm so happy to have done this with you.  
    I anticipate this next month to be a breeze because I'm already in the zone.  And also because fruits and veggies are starting to come into season so it will be easier on the budget.
    Congratulations everyone!!
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Woo-hoo!!!  Last day!!
    I'm going to do another month, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone on this thread.  I'm so happy to have done this with you.  
    I anticipate this next month to be a breeze because I'm already in the zone.  And also because fruits and veggies are starting to come into season so it will be easier on the budget.
    Congratulations everyone!!
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from humanitysurvey in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hey guys,
    Day 23 for me and I'm still here.  I haven't checked in much cause I'm just cruising along, no major issues.  
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    bigmamabird reacted to SugarcubeOD in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    This is 100% marketing and you're too strong to fall victim.  If the flavors were 'that' good, they wouldn't be discontinuing them so they're probably not worth it anyway   
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    bigmamabird reacted to Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @bigmamabird Unfollow this place for the next 4 days!! And don’t go anywhere near that shop!! If you don’t see it, chances are you won’t think about it. It’s good that you recognize this is just a psychological/sugar dragon thing. Remember that cravings only last 3-5 minutes, so if you start thinking about it, distract yourself until it passes. 
    You've got this!!! 
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from humanitysurvey in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hey guys,
    Day 23 for me and I'm still here.  I haven't checked in much cause I'm just cruising along, no major issues.  
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from humanitysurvey in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hey guys,
    Day 23 for me and I'm still here.  I haven't checked in much cause I'm just cruising along, no major issues.  
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from humanitysurvey in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hey guys,
    Day 23 for me and I'm still here.  I haven't checked in much cause I'm just cruising along, no major issues.  
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Day 18 down.
    I seem to be in a bit of a food rut.  I'm cycling through the same few meals.  Right now its not a problem, I'm not bored with it yet, but I need to change it up a bit before I do get bored.
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I made it through the weekend!
    Lots of situations that I would use as excuses to "treat myself" with something unhealthy.  My husband and I went out for dinner and a movie for his birthday.  I chose ahead of time what I was going to order and I stuck to it, despite the sinful looking skillet sized cookie and ice cream dessert on the menu.  I got my first tattoo and didn't feel the need to celebrate with a tasty treat afterwards.  We were housebound today due to an ice storm which normal would be an excuse for comfort food, but I remained on plan.
    Overall, it was a great weekend.  I finished my first 14 days, it's all count down from here!
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from SusanSusan33 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Ugh.  I have a blistering headache and it's a cold, rainy day.  All I want to do is curl up with some cheesy, starchy comfort food.  
    But I have a crock pot full of warm hamburger soup waiting for dinner and it smells amazing!!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/53198839332763359/?source_app=android
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    bigmamabird reacted to Amy Rose in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Quick check in (I should be working right now) -- just had to tell you all about my NSV this weekend.
    I've been disappointed with my jeans that I just bought a couple months ago because they're stretched out and don't fit well already -- what a waste of money. So went to buy a replacement yesterday and realized that I've dropped a size! No wonder those pants didn't fit 
    Also, can't get this smug look off my face, but I earned it!
    Good Luck to all -- Eat Well!
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    bigmamabird reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hey! @Hope4Overcomers!!!  Show'em how it's done!!!!
    @bigmamabird...WELL DONE!!  (went blue this time.  )
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from TamMarie in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Oh my goodness, you guys!  Zoodles!!!
    Last week I was lax on getting my vegetables so that's what I'm focusing on this week.  I made some butternut squash zoodles with meatballs and pasta sauce, it was delicious!  It wasn't Pasta Carbonera or anything, but it was a very tasty, fun way to get some veggies into my meal.  I am going to spiralize all the vegetables!
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I made it through the weekend!
    Lots of situations that I would use as excuses to "treat myself" with something unhealthy.  My husband and I went out for dinner and a movie for his birthday.  I chose ahead of time what I was going to order and I stuck to it, despite the sinful looking skillet sized cookie and ice cream dessert on the menu.  I got my first tattoo and didn't feel the need to celebrate with a tasty treat afterwards.  We were housebound today due to an ice storm which normal would be an excuse for comfort food, but I remained on plan.
    Overall, it was a great weekend.  I finished my first 14 days, it's all count down from here!
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    bigmamabird reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    This indeed WAS the weekend of temptations, eh????  But each victory...AHEM...NSV builds us u for the next and the next and the next...long after the 30...
    This is such a journey of clarity for me this time.  There have been no 'whew!  as soon as I get to day 31, I'm falling face first into a box of donuts' thoughts.  NO food is worth ANY of my toes.  No going back...ever...now...
    Well done, @bigmamabird!!  Hmmmm...didn't go blue...
    ???
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I made it through the weekend!
    Lots of situations that I would use as excuses to "treat myself" with something unhealthy.  My husband and I went out for dinner and a movie for his birthday.  I chose ahead of time what I was going to order and I stuck to it, despite the sinful looking skillet sized cookie and ice cream dessert on the menu.  I got my first tattoo and didn't feel the need to celebrate with a tasty treat afterwards.  We were housebound today due to an ice storm which normal would be an excuse for comfort food, but I remained on plan.
    Overall, it was a great weekend.  I finished my first 14 days, it's all count down from here!
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I made it through the weekend!
    Lots of situations that I would use as excuses to "treat myself" with something unhealthy.  My husband and I went out for dinner and a movie for his birthday.  I chose ahead of time what I was going to order and I stuck to it, despite the sinful looking skillet sized cookie and ice cream dessert on the menu.  I got my first tattoo and didn't feel the need to celebrate with a tasty treat afterwards.  We were housebound today due to an ice storm which normal would be an excuse for comfort food, but I remained on plan.
    Overall, it was a great weekend.  I finished my first 14 days, it's all count down from here!
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from Kiralyn D in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I made it through the weekend!
    Lots of situations that I would use as excuses to "treat myself" with something unhealthy.  My husband and I went out for dinner and a movie for his birthday.  I chose ahead of time what I was going to order and I stuck to it, despite the sinful looking skillet sized cookie and ice cream dessert on the menu.  I got my first tattoo and didn't feel the need to celebrate with a tasty treat afterwards.  We were housebound today due to an ice storm which normal would be an excuse for comfort food, but I remained on plan.
    Overall, it was a great weekend.  I finished my first 14 days, it's all count down from here!
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    bigmamabird reacted to Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Well... successfully made it through TWO rounds of one of my chunks of kryptonite: pizza for lunch, and watching husband eat pizza for dinner.
    I HAVE subsisted on pizza. I have made my OWN pizza out of desperation (tasted GREAT to me...)
    Today I wanted to get a T-SHIRT made: NSV IN YOUR FACE!!! 
    Was not tempted. Not even slightly...And when the realization hit me...I confess, there is an NSV dance... it's not pretty... 
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from Let's Dooooo It! in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    My Mom made birthday dinner for my husband.  Her amazingly delicious tacos and brownies with ice cream and hot fudge sauce.  I made a salad out of the taco fixings and was doing great .... till the hot fudge came out.  It smelled so divine!  And I had to help put dessert together for the kids so I had a vat of molten chocolate right there in my hands.  It was rough, but I did it!  There's no way I could have passed on it before Whole30.  I have so little self-control when I'm not on plan.  I feel completely helpless against my cravings.  But Whole30 is helping me learn strength.  I don't have to eat something just because there.
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    bigmamabird got a reaction from LizaQ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I tried a Blueberry RXBar.  Blech!!!! 
    One bite and I tossed the rest!  It had the weirdest chemically taste even though there isn't anything artificial in there.  And it got stuck all over my teeth.  A completely unpleasant experience all around!