LindaC

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    LindaC got a reaction from BabyBear in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Oh thank you BabyBear!  Not a rock star but I don't really want to start over.  His first thought was to use spaghetti squash but then really wanted the angel hair pasta and it's my sister-in-law's favorite food (seriously! she passed on the pie to have two helpings of pasta and scallops!)  I was happy with the scallops and big salad -ok- if I'm honest it was not at all easy but I figured I've made it this far so I've got to try hard to get the next two weeks done.  He's away next week so I'm on my own and there will be less temptation in the house.  And yes, my husband is a really awesome guy in that he never tries to sabotage my WH30 efforts and is almost always willing to cook compliant meals.  My sugar craving is lessening so that's one NSV!
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    LindaC got a reaction from BabyBear in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Oh thank you BabyBear!  Not a rock star but I don't really want to start over.  His first thought was to use spaghetti squash but then really wanted the angel hair pasta and it's my sister-in-law's favorite food (seriously! she passed on the pie to have two helpings of pasta and scallops!)  I was happy with the scallops and big salad -ok- if I'm honest it was not at all easy but I figured I've made it this far so I've got to try hard to get the next two weeks done.  He's away next week so I'm on my own and there will be less temptation in the house.  And yes, my husband is a really awesome guy in that he never tries to sabotage my WH30 efforts and is almost always willing to cook compliant meals.  My sugar craving is lessening so that's one NSV!
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    LindaC got a reaction from BabyBear in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Oh thank you BabyBear!  Not a rock star but I don't really want to start over.  His first thought was to use spaghetti squash but then really wanted the angel hair pasta and it's my sister-in-law's favorite food (seriously! she passed on the pie to have two helpings of pasta and scallops!)  I was happy with the scallops and big salad -ok- if I'm honest it was not at all easy but I figured I've made it this far so I've got to try hard to get the next two weeks done.  He's away next week so I'm on my own and there will be less temptation in the house.  And yes, my husband is a really awesome guy in that he never tries to sabotage my WH30 efforts and is almost always willing to cook compliant meals.  My sugar craving is lessening so that's one NSV!
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    LindaC got a reaction from BabyBear in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Terra, the soup is so delicious!  I had some for m2 today.  Even without the orzo that is usually in it!  Had personal training this morning-and the knee held up just fine!  A few twinges while on the rowing machine, but nothing too bad.  
    Now for the hard part.  For company dinner tonight, my husband found an angel hair pasta recipe he wants to make along with the scallops.  It sounds so good, but I'm making the big salad so I'll be content with that.  I made a Swedish Apple Pie for their dessert.  It isn't big so leftover's won't be a problem-my husband will have any leftover for breakfast tomorrow along with his cappuccino!  Yes, he is that person!
    Had to eat m3 early last night before a meeting.  Got home about five hours later and was STARVING!  Had a few olives and almonds and called it good.
    Things are feeling good.  Pain in the knee is almost all but gone, and so far doing good with the eating.  Whew!  Not hard, not easy.
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    LindaC got a reaction from BabyBear in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Terra, the soup is so delicious!  I had some for m2 today.  Even without the orzo that is usually in it!  Had personal training this morning-and the knee held up just fine!  A few twinges while on the rowing machine, but nothing too bad.  
    Now for the hard part.  For company dinner tonight, my husband found an angel hair pasta recipe he wants to make along with the scallops.  It sounds so good, but I'm making the big salad so I'll be content with that.  I made a Swedish Apple Pie for their dessert.  It isn't big so leftover's won't be a problem-my husband will have any leftover for breakfast tomorrow along with his cappuccino!  Yes, he is that person!
    Had to eat m3 early last night before a meeting.  Got home about five hours later and was STARVING!  Had a few olives and almonds and called it good.
    Things are feeling good.  Pain in the knee is almost all but gone, and so far doing good with the eating.  Whew!  Not hard, not easy.
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    LindaC got a reaction from Terra Milliken in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Off to another good start.  M1 1/2 baked sweet potato with sauteed vegetables and two poached eggs.  M2 chicken lemon soup (without the orzo but plenty of lemon!) and an apple with almond butter.  M3 will be pork meatballs with more of the sauteed vegetables I made yesterday.  Preparation is key!  Back to workout tomorrow.  Hopefully, the knee holds up!
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    LindaC reacted to BabyBear in Almost40, First Whole30   
    @learning40 take heart the days will get easier and take less mental effort to stay compliant.  It will begin to feel natural if you keep putting in the work now.  I remember feeling like how on earth is living like this going to be sustainable for me... all I do is think about food, cook food and eat food.  There didn’t seem to be time or space for anything else. Until there was, food stopped occupying every thought and ounce of my energy.  Space opened up along with energy for more things to be done and considered.   I remember towards the end how easy living like this was feeling.  
    You are in the trenches laying the ground work for a successful life of food freedom.  
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    LindaC got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Sort of a SWYPO breakfast.  Ok, if I'm being honest, it was.  Had an old banana I needed to use so I made egg/banana "pancakes" with a bit of almond flour.  Topped with chopped apple and a dollop of almond butter.  I say sort of because I don't like pancakes at all so this wasn't used to replace something I like or normally eat.  But I hate to see food go to waste and it's really too icy out there in my backyard to make a trip to the compost!  How's that for rationalization!  Now it's off to make a very large amount of sauteed vegetables and pork meatballs.  And you gotta love a husband who is not doing the WH30 that is planning on making our favorite chicken lemon soup and not adding orzo.  It's my favorite soup and he adds extra lemon tang for me.  When he does that, I can forgive him for the cookies and bread and ice cream he eats almost daily.  And we were at a meeting last night and I grabbed a La Croix key lime water and it tasted too sweet and a friend read the label and said it had sweetener so I gave it to him and he gave me his plain water.  (I just read the nutrition on the key lime La Croix and it is WH30 approved but still tasted too sweet) He knows I want to be successful at this.  And the last time I did this, my chronic cough all but disappeared.  And after several years still has not come back.  I had it ever since I was young and now it's gone.  And for that I will always love WH30!
     
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    LindaC got a reaction from Terra Milliken in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Thanks Terra, I feel quite good but not yet any NSV's.  At least nothing I can pinpoint.  Monday, I had a cortisone shot in my knee but it's starting to feel better and I can walk without limping so I expect to be more active now and feel better just from that!
    We are having sauteed scallops with a big salad and some vegetable of some sort for Valentine's Day.  I'll also make a dessert for company and husband but not sure what yet.  And they will all have wine while I have sparkling water.  
     
    Made my pork meatballs today along with roasted carrots and sauteed onions,mushrooms and peppers.  Made enough meatballs to freeze for emergency meals. Feeling prepared.
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    LindaC got a reaction from Terra Milliken in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Whew!  Came close again last night, but I persevered!  Had a call from a friend to meet up at a new pub in town for a drink and appetizers.  Three couples, and of the six of us there, four had poutine--that big old mound of french fries with gravy and cheese curds with chicken.  I stuck to my sparkling water and hamburger (tomato, lettuce, onion with no bun or cheese)  with french fries.  Technically the fries not the best choice, but virtue only goes so far!  
    M1 today poached eggs over sauteed spinach and onion and Canadian bacon.  Should not be any pitfalls or road blocks today.  Next week, husband is away skiing with the kids and grandkids so it should be easy to stay compliant.  Valentine's Day company coming for dinner but they will be happy with a WH30 compliant dinner.  I'll make sure there is dessert for them!  All is good!
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    LindaC reacted to learning40 in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Day 2 was ok. I felt good when I thought about how I physically felt but nonetheless found myself feeling blah and struggling a bit in the afternoon. 
    Breakfast was eggs fried in coconut oil over arugula. Lunch was sweet potato with ghee and chicken apple sausage. Dinner was ground beef over onions and bell peppers with avocado. The food was all tasty but it wasn't as "comforting" as my default choices. I instead turned to walks or time outside, water or a few minutes of reading a good book to get through.  
    I can do this...but it turns out the planning and if/then approach makes a big difference, so I need to keep that up.
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    LindaC reacted to Amy_Michigan in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    That is amazing that WH30 improved your health so much last time!  It feels incredibly good to have fuel from healthy foods instead of junk.  I totally agree with you about SWYPO- If banana pancakes are more of a way to get your eggs in in the morning, not just to eat pancakes, I don't think that is SWYPO.  You're good!  For me it was Whole30 chicken nuggets that I found I lost my control and wanted to eat them all... that was unexpected.  If you find you're craving a Whole30 "treat" meal, then you know you're probably in the danger zone.  I think the whole30 is more about getting out of our comfort zone- so it makes sense not to eat comfort foods/meals.  
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    LindaC got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Sort of a SWYPO breakfast.  Ok, if I'm being honest, it was.  Had an old banana I needed to use so I made egg/banana "pancakes" with a bit of almond flour.  Topped with chopped apple and a dollop of almond butter.  I say sort of because I don't like pancakes at all so this wasn't used to replace something I like or normally eat.  But I hate to see food go to waste and it's really too icy out there in my backyard to make a trip to the compost!  How's that for rationalization!  Now it's off to make a very large amount of sauteed vegetables and pork meatballs.  And you gotta love a husband who is not doing the WH30 that is planning on making our favorite chicken lemon soup and not adding orzo.  It's my favorite soup and he adds extra lemon tang for me.  When he does that, I can forgive him for the cookies and bread and ice cream he eats almost daily.  And we were at a meeting last night and I grabbed a La Croix key lime water and it tasted too sweet and a friend read the label and said it had sweetener so I gave it to him and he gave me his plain water.  (I just read the nutrition on the key lime La Croix and it is WH30 approved but still tasted too sweet) He knows I want to be successful at this.  And the last time I did this, my chronic cough all but disappeared.  And after several years still has not come back.  I had it ever since I was young and now it's gone.  And for that I will always love WH30!
     
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    LindaC reacted to Amy_Michigan in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Nice work with meal planning!  I started around the same time as you - I'm on Day 11.  It's nice to know there are a few of us going through the same thing at the same time!
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    LindaC got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Real day 10.  Going well after the first few slip-ups.  Grocery shopped yesterday for the week ahead.  Husband made our favorite pan fried cod last night and had with roasted carrots and mushrooms.  M1 today was two poached eggs over sauteed spinach and canadian bacon.  Eating out tonight but that will be easy-salad with grilled chicken and compliant dressing.  Tomorrow is cooking day.  
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    LindaC got a reaction from Emma in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    And now for the real day one.  Meal 1 off to a good start!  Two poached eggs over 1/2 baked potato and some of nomnom paleo's best braised cabbage.  This cabbage recipe was a big part of the reason I loved doing my first round of wh30!
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    LindaC got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Good for you!  I did my first WH30 several years ago for 90 days and it was a success.  Although about 21 days in I discovered my Yogi bedtime tea had stevia which is not allowed.  So for the rest of the time, no bedtime tea with stevia!
    It isn't hard to eat this way but it does take planning.  In the beginning, it seemed like I was in the kitchen ALL THE TIME!  But after a bit, it smoothed out when I found the recipes I liked and could prepare quantities of food.  I always had on hand some items that could be prepared in a hurry or for those nights when my husband wanted pizza.  Think applegate nitrate and sugar free hot dogs with vegetables or baked potato.  Breakfast casseroles helped also.  In the beginning, I made this one often since it would last almost all week.  https://crazytogether.com/easy-delicious-breakfast-saved-whole-30/
    Good luck! There is great support on the forums.  I'm sure having young ones (or one) will make it a bit more challenging but you can find a way.
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    LindaC got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Real day 10.  Going well after the first few slip-ups.  Grocery shopped yesterday for the week ahead.  Husband made our favorite pan fried cod last night and had with roasted carrots and mushrooms.  M1 today was two poached eggs over sauteed spinach and canadian bacon.  Eating out tonight but that will be easy-salad with grilled chicken and compliant dressing.  Tomorrow is cooking day.  
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    LindaC got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Almost40, First Whole30   
    Good for you!  I did my first WH30 several years ago for 90 days and it was a success.  Although about 21 days in I discovered my Yogi bedtime tea had stevia which is not allowed.  So for the rest of the time, no bedtime tea with stevia!
    It isn't hard to eat this way but it does take planning.  In the beginning, it seemed like I was in the kitchen ALL THE TIME!  But after a bit, it smoothed out when I found the recipes I liked and could prepare quantities of food.  I always had on hand some items that could be prepared in a hurry or for those nights when my husband wanted pizza.  Think applegate nitrate and sugar free hot dogs with vegetables or baked potato.  Breakfast casseroles helped also.  In the beginning, I made this one often since it would last almost all week.  https://crazytogether.com/easy-delicious-breakfast-saved-whole-30/
    Good luck! There is great support on the forums.  I'm sure having young ones (or one) will make it a bit more challenging but you can find a way.
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    LindaC got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Real day 10.  Going well after the first few slip-ups.  Grocery shopped yesterday for the week ahead.  Husband made our favorite pan fried cod last night and had with roasted carrots and mushrooms.  M1 today was two poached eggs over sauteed spinach and canadian bacon.  Eating out tonight but that will be easy-salad with grilled chicken and compliant dressing.  Tomorrow is cooking day.  
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    LindaC got a reaction from BabyBear in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Thanks BabyBear!  I did eat a compliant snack before we left but we left too early for a full meal.  Fortunately, the salad although boring with just mixed greens, tomatoes and cucumbers was huge and with oil and vinegar, it was enough until I got home.  I won't lie though, watching them eat my favorite pizza was not that easy, but I know there will be more pizza in my future should I want it.
    On to today!  M1 poached eggs over half baked potato and then to the grocery store to stock up for the week.  Hmmm, what delightful wh30 recipes shall I cook this week!
     
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    LindaC got a reaction from BabyBear in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    Thanks BabyBear!  I did eat a compliant snack before we left but we left too early for a full meal.  Fortunately, the salad although boring with just mixed greens, tomatoes and cucumbers was huge and with oil and vinegar, it was enough until I got home.  I won't lie though, watching them eat my favorite pizza was not that easy, but I know there will be more pizza in my future should I want it.
    On to today!  M1 poached eggs over half baked potato and then to the grocery store to stock up for the week.  Hmmm, what delightful wh30 recipes shall I cook this week!
     
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    LindaC reacted to BabyBear in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    It is always nice and super encouraging when you have people in your life that support you in your health endeavors and tangibly demonstrate that by cooking a compliant dinner!!! That’s incredible 
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    LindaC reacted to Emma in Emma' Whole 30 (February 1)   
    All good suggestions! I have the cookbooks, but right now not the time to look at them. But....I can certainly pull up a few tried and true recipes in my head and I can pick up some of those ingredients on the way home tonight and that will help. The measurements is a good one. I was thinking I should have weighed myself this morning. I'm not going to bother with measuring body parts because I never keep track of those numbers, but also because I get to see the difference with the clothing or in my belt (ha - maybe I'll write today's date on the back of my belt where it's currently latching. And, as for a perfect Whole30....yeah, I'm just trying to get over the mountain. I have no need to be graceful or look good. I'm cool stumbling and crawling and panting up the path!!  I don't care how much I eat as long as I manage to avoid the things that draw me in. It's all about avoiding temptation!
    And temptation is being avoided! At work today, I saw some salted caramel chocolates. I think I had six or seven of them yesterday. Six or seven! What kind of craziness is that! I would have even eaten more except that they weren't mine. It's so bingy - or at least the motivation behind that weird eating. So today I saw them and wanted one....but I didn't. Yay for me.  But then later when I was at the store, there was some popcorn being passed out and I thought, "Yay!". I ran over, got a bag, popped some in my mouth, and then totally realized that I'd forgotten what I was doing today!!! I spit out what was in my mouth and gave away the bag of popcorn to somebody else. Funny to me how I actually forgot what I was doing. I saw food and I went to go get it. Funny too that that feels like food freedom - except that it's a different kind of food freedom - one that right now I can't test out.
    So now it's late afternoon and I'm back at work and I have a bunch of projects to do - so many that I just feel frozen. I can prioritize and have two that are both Most Important, but behind those are even more. Ahhh it's all so much and I don't want to work tomorrow. And none of it will go away till I just do it. THIS is another reason I'm back here.
    And this forum HELPS!!! It makes me remember and stay focused and I love seeing what others are doing.
    Day One is not over yet, but so far, I'm still here. Thank goodness!
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    LindaC got a reaction from Emma in Day 1 of second round-Fail   
    It's going well.  One slip a week ago so started over.  Met some friends at an event and they invited us to join them for dinner at an Italian restaurant.  We did and I succumbed to a glass of wine and eggplant Parmesan without the pasta.  It was a choice I made but now back on track (again!).  Making some of my favorite recipes from the last WH30 I did.  It should stick this time.  Went to a photography opening exhibit last night and there were all sorts of goodies and wine but all I had were a few cashews.  Yay me!  Got home and had a few pieces of cooked shrimp and a cup of Golden Cauliflower soup for dinner.  Another one of my favorites!  We had even gone to my brother's house for dinner this week and he and my sister-in-law made sure dinner was WH30 compliant for me!  Gotta love people like that!