Melinaka

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    Melinaka got a reaction from Laurenacc in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    It's sooo quiet in here. Are we the only 2 left Laurenacc?
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    Melinaka got a reaction from Laurenacc in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Is it finally day 30? 
    I'm stoked but believe it or not, I have no real enthusiasm for something off the plan!? 
    What is everyone choosing to reintroduce tomorrow?
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    Melinaka reacted to Laurenacc in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Yay Melinaka! Go girl!
    Shakshuka is usually yummy, haha- it's crushed tomatoes, eggs, harissa sauce, garlic, onion, red peppers, some seasoning. For some reason it really upset my stomach this time around- had a horrible upper abdominal acidic feeling. Maybe tomatoes aren't sitting well with me anymore. Anywho- I had my last serving of shakshuka today so I just grilled up 2 burgers to take to work for lunch tomorrow and Friday. Probably will just put them over spinach with some nuts for fat and dressing. Thats pretty much my go-to veggie. I should probably incorporate something else but...I don't feel like testing out a new veggie recipe at this point. I like sticking to what I know and like.
    Your meals may be simple but they sound great! And at this point, I like my stuff to be fast and easy so I'm not cooking while I'm hungry (worst!)
    Melinaka, are you doing reintro? I know you mentioned quinoa is what you miss most...I miss pizza 
    Day 25 tomorrow...here we go!
     
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    Melinaka reacted to Laurenacc in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Day 30 Day 30 Day 30! Who's stoked the last day has finally arrived / ready to start reintro tomorrow?!
    And I can't help but admit...I'm so ready to jump on that scale tomorrow to see what's come off (if anything!) 
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    Melinaka got a reaction from Laurenacc in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    YES!
    Or just plain becoming reclusive. I just had a friend text me: "Hey girl! You alright?" because I disappeared off the face of the earth
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    Melinaka reacted to Laurenacc in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Wrapping up Day 15...halfway point! I made a vile meal for my lunches this week. Super disappointed...I wanted to try something new and the Chicken Hash looked good but it tasted terrible today when I ate it for lunch. I came home and threw out the other 4 servings  Rather than scrounge up another recipe to make, I'm just going to eat red pepper chicken sausage in a spinach salad with walnuts and lemon garlic tessemae's dressing for lunches for the rest of the week. Dinner is salmon cakes and butternut squash soup. Breakfast is my same old same old...hard boiled eggs with sausage and spinach / raspberries / almonds / balsamic vinaigrette and coffee with nutpods.
     
    Anyone going to do the Reintro after the 30 days are up? I did reintro during my first 2 whole30s. Not sure if I feel like doing it this time around. I noticed reactions to certain items when I reintro'd the first time- but second time, I noticed nothing new. So...I feel like I'll have the same reactions this time - so why bother going an additional 15 days, right? Plus I'm supposed to go apple picking on Day 41...and I don't want to wait another 5 days before I make a fresh apple pie from my pickings (is that so bad that I'm already thinking about that?! ) Maybe I'll just do 10 days of reintro and knock out one of the things I would normally reintro (like gluten-free alcohol- which I already know ALWAYS upsets my stomach so no need to reintro that, right?) and just not do full 2 days whole30 after my 4th reintro item...bringing me to 40 days total. I could reintro legumes on day 31, whole30 day 32 & 33, gluten-free grains on day 34, whole30 day 35 & 36, dairy on Day 37, whole30 on 38 & 39, grains with gluten on day 40...and then no whole30 recovery days after cuz I'm gonna eat apple pie on day 41, haha! Aaaaand this is why I gain weight when I'm done with these things *facepalm* Will I ever learn?!
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    Melinaka got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Hi Pearlgirl2017, why do you think you're having trouble resisting cravings? It's been hard for me too, but I've battled it this long and I'm having fewer. Yay! I think for me, it was letting all the sugar leave my system. My tastebuds followed eventually lol.
    Quick meal prep... have to love that. One thing about W30 is it takes my focus off food being enjoyable and makes it more about meals for sustenance. I do like that lesson. 
    I'm just going to oven bake some boneless skinless chicken breasts for dinner (extra for the week) and have a nice fresh salad. Found some blackberries too AND a great find at Fresh Market: I had my hand on the Tessemae's Italian and noticed a FM brand above it. ON SALE and labeled W30. Rosemary and French Provincial herbs. Yum. 
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    Melinaka reacted to pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I'm still not doing a perfect Whole30.  I caved to a few bites of peanut butter last night, and I'm sure that dressing was bound to have sugar in it. 
    But I am determined to keep going, and hopefully improve each day.  I will keep going past the end of the 30 days so I will eventually have 30 days in a row of no sugar.  My planned meals are going well.  Made a simple meal of pan fried thin cut pork chops last night.  Served with a can of DelMonte canned sliced carrots and a side salad.  Took all of 20 minutes to bring it together.
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    Melinaka got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    LOL, yummy breakfast Pearlgirl2017! (I'm totally not above eating some cold leftover brussel sprouts when I'm hunting down a quick eat. Guilty of it as a matter of fact
    I got to meal prep. Did some pieces of salmon and a good salad for the week. Added some fresh mint to the greens. Avocado, heirloom tomato, mushroom, celery, cucumber, mixed baby greens. 
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    Melinaka got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I just logged in for support, hoping someone was starting today too. 
    Yay! I'm not alone. 
    I need support. It's been too long since I've done W30 and I NEED to do this...
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    Melinaka got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    That sounds like a yummy recipe! I love riced cauliflower. 
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    Melinaka got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Peargirl2017, how was your energy at the gym?
    :(... I am anxiously waiting for my first run... once my twisted ankle heals. 
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    Melinaka got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I just logged in for support, hoping someone was starting today too. 
    Yay! I'm not alone. 
    I need support. It's been too long since I've done W30 and I NEED to do this...
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    Melinaka reacted to Guestoff in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I started on 9/9/2019 as well. R2 for me. Last time was 4 years ago and about 30lbs.
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    Melinaka got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    It's nice to have you join us!
    LOL, the sugar demon is the worst to tackle. Isn't it? Carb demon is right behind it too. (At least for me!)
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    Melinaka reacted to Brikryd in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Feeling crabby and a little yucky this morning. I'm sure it is withdrawals from sugar. I have been a sweet coffee drinker the last year and without at least my Stevia..coffee has lost her luster! Lol. Not a big deal, just thought I'd say so here, so I'd be accountable and adjust my thinking before continuing the day. Had a nice breakfast, mushroom, spinach omelet with ghee, a small apple cut up, and a little bacon. Made whole 30 bbq sauce last night, it was wonderful, going to use it as a little dressing for a salad with chicken on top. It was mostly balsamic vinegar to start with so a vinegertte today:) Hope everyone is doing well:)  
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    Melinaka reacted to Brikryd in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Started my first round 9/9/19! Excited to do something nice for myself. I had a hysterectomy one year ago, and had a rough patch with treating myself to feel better, since I still wanted babies and had to have the surgery after a miscarriage. I started cooking things I love to indulge in, and figured it is time to get myself on track:) Glad to have support and to see what happens:)
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    Melinaka reacted to clairejrichardson in Day 2: what are you proud of yourself for today?   
    Hey there! I started my first (real) round of Whole30 on Sept. 2. I started the program in the past, but wasn’t committed fully and gave up a few days in. 
     
    I was was super encouraged today because I successfully dissuaded myself from the Dunkin Donuts in the break room & went to a work function at a bar, and successfully overcame the temptation of alcohol and non-complainant snacks someone brought. I struggle with social anxiety and not drinking at an event like that was kind of uncomfortable for me, but now I just feel very capable and proud of myself for getting through it. (Also getting a carbonated water with a lime slice was super refreshing and made me feel a little less weird about the whole going-to-a-bar-and-not-drinking situation.)
     
    What were are your all’s wins today?
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    Melinaka reacted to Marilyn M. in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I intended to start today as I just got back from vacation and splurged! This is my first time doing the Whole 30 and didn't give myself enough time to prepare so I'm doing it NOW. Adding groceries to my list so I can start prepping tonight and officially start my day 1 tomorrow. I also purchased the 3 recipe books for the Whole 30 to give me a variety of options as I know how I can be when I don't know what to eat/cook. I also signed up to do a 6 week bootcamp challenge at the gym to coincide with my Whole 30 for even better results. So let's do this!!!!
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    Melinaka reacted to pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I am so looking forward to the nights where I sleep well, and the afternoons where I don't fall asleep at my desk.
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    Melinaka got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    I just logged in for support, hoping someone was starting today too. 
    Yay! I'm not alone. 
    I need support. It's been too long since I've done W30 and I NEED to do this...
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    Melinaka reacted to Laurenacc in Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?   
    Starting my 3rd Whole30 on Monday 9/9/19 after I get back from my vacay. I try to do a full whole30 every 6 months after I finish my last whole30 and it's about that time! Plus I got a bit chunky after completing a recent marathon 3 months ago (I always tend to gain weight after marathons due to running less miles...yet I still eat all the things...ay yi yi!) Time to clean up my diet and feel good again. Gimme a shout if you would like to join! :)