LydiaJo

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    LydiaJo got a reaction from fifthj in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    I'm glad everyone is doing well. Having rules does make it easier to know what I can't have. It makes it really easier to know what I can.
     
    I have almost completed day 7. On some meals I have been light on veggies but I always eat at least a cup. My 2 go to meals are: 1. ground beef with a sweet potato, ghee and a garden salad 2. 3 eggs cooked with frozen chopped spinach, ghee and tomatoes. I drink coffee with coconut cream and cinnamon in the morning. During the day I drink lots of water and herbal tea.
     
    Things I have noticed
    When the alarm goes off, I get up without feeling groggy. It should be noted that I am not known as a morning person.
    My knees don't hurt even after 14 hours of working, most of it spent in 15 pounds of x-ray lead.
    I have more energy even if I do have a little less patients.
    My bras fit better and my pants are getting longer.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from fifthj in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    I'm glad everyone is doing well. Having rules does make it easier to know what I can't have. It makes it really easier to know what I can.
     
    I have almost completed day 7. On some meals I have been light on veggies but I always eat at least a cup. My 2 go to meals are: 1. ground beef with a sweet potato, ghee and a garden salad 2. 3 eggs cooked with frozen chopped spinach, ghee and tomatoes. I drink coffee with coconut cream and cinnamon in the morning. During the day I drink lots of water and herbal tea.
     
    Things I have noticed
    When the alarm goes off, I get up without feeling groggy. It should be noted that I am not known as a morning person.
    My knees don't hurt even after 14 hours of working, most of it spent in 15 pounds of x-ray lead.
    I have more energy even if I do have a little less patients.
    My bras fit better and my pants are getting longer.
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    LydiaJo reacted to Hannlib in My 4 year old is crying for pizza - day 6 and 7   
    Would he eat meatza? It's very delicious.
    Fwiw my kids don't do whole 30. They eat w30 compliant meals several times a week but yep they sometimes have pizza. I'm cool with that.
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    LydiaJo reacted to batwing in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    I agree so much on having rules! I was talking to a friend about this same thing the other day. I can't just do "everything in moderation," it's too easy for me to justify a one cup serving turning into a heaping cup and then two cups and then it spirals. One of my goals with the Whole30 is to help me recognize real hunger cues and listen to how much I need versus paying attention to the numbers. I like having the rules and I hope that by reframing how I think about food, someday I can be one of those folks who can do everything in moderation.
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    LydiaJo reacted to Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    I forgot to mention this one when someone asked about go to recipes. It is simple, but good. I used it often during my last whole60.
    Cover a large baking sheet with parchment or foil for easy cleanup. Dump a bag of already cleaned and chopped carrots, chopped onions, and wedged potatoes on the pan and drizzle with olive oil and seasoning. Put bone-in, skin-on, chicken thighs on top of the veggies. Brush some olive oil on each chicken thigh and sprinkle with seasoning. I used the season all that I mixed up the other day. I cooked it at 350 for about 50 minuted, I think. I used a food thermometer to check the chicken so I can't remember exactly how long it took.
    Anyway, the fat from the crisping chicken skin melts all over the veggies and gives them a very good flavor. I made a bunch to have for leftovers. And I love a one pan meal!
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    LydiaJo reacted to mlb0320 in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Finished Day 2 with a bang!  I had a business dinner tonight (the usual... hors d'oeuvres, wine, appetizer, entree, dessert)  I got sparkling water and passed on the hors d'oeuvres and dessert.  I asked the server if I could have no sauces or dairy.  Crab gazpacho, snapper with roasted veggies... I did it!  I had a little apprehension about breaking the routine but no one noticed and it wasn't that hard.  On to day three!
     
    Mary
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    I hope everyone is having a great start to their day. I'm on day 3 and so far all is well.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    I finished day 2. Managed not to let any of the candy or cupcakes jump into my mouth. One thing I realized was that I wasn't hungry all day. actually had to force myself to make dinner.
     
    To everyone starting tomorrow...have a great day starting with a great breakfast.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Whole30Sue in My Crazy Life   
    I have a blazing head ache from not enough sleep. Cleaned up the living room from the party. Cooking breakfast. AND COFFEE.
     
    Breakfast 1045 this was about 20 min after I woke up
    COFFEE with coconut milk
    3 eggs with 1 cup stewed tomatoes salt & pepper
    lettuce and carrots
     
    2 hours at the pool. The water was too cold but the breeze was great.
     
    Late lunch 1600
    Big bowl of food (one of my go to's)
    3 oz salmon
    2+ cups California veggies
    ½ oz avocado oil
    lemon and salt
    almonds (fist full)
     
    Took a nap in front of the TV
     
    Dinner 1900
    3 oz salmon
    lettuce, onion, carrots (2 cup)
    olive oil 1/2 oz
    salt and pepper
    almonds (fist full)

     
    It's been a good day but I am really constipated. I usually eat almonds for snacks. Fixing 2 meals for tomorrow. Need to be there at 830.

     
    Food I'm taking to work:
    Hard boiled eggs
    Ground beef – cooked
    healthy oil
    Broccoli to cook at work.
    Adding large garden salad from lounge.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    I finished day 2. Managed not to let any of the candy or cupcakes jump into my mouth. One thing I realized was that I wasn't hungry all day. actually had to force myself to make dinner.
     
    To everyone starting tomorrow...have a great day starting with a great breakfast.
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    LydiaJo reacted to Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    We are finishing spring break today. And it is beautiful here too. But we had lots of rainy days this week. I didn't get near as much accomplished this week as I planned, but I did commit to another whole30, so that's something right there.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Whole30Sue in My Crazy Life   
    I just completed day 1.
    This is what I wrote in my journal.
    Woke up at 830. Went to Farmers Market. Stocked up on Chicken, eggs and veggies.
     
    Breakfast 930
    2 eggs with onions and salt
    1 ½ cups or so of garden salad
    coffee with coconut mild (about 2tsp per 6 oz) I drink about 12 to 16 oz.

     
    Cleaning. Okay, computering

     
    Lunch 1350
    3 oz ground beef ( it's the size of my palm and the size of the container)
    with Frank's chile lime hot sauce
    1 ½ cups garden salad and 1 cup (or so) purple cauliflower with ghee.

     
    Dishes washed, put away, herbal tea steeping. I do miss the honey in my tea. So far I'm good.

     
    Dinner 2030
    3-4 oz shredded chicken
    lettuce, onions, cauliflower, carrots
    avocado oil (about ½ oz)
    Franks Chile & Lime hot sauce

     
    Too many kids and noise and too many sweets and pizza. Doing good. Not really interested in their food.
    The kids that are going are gone. The kids that are staying are littering the floor. I'm drinking tea and then getting ready for bed. It's been a good first day!
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    I just completed day 1. It was a good day and I'm ready for bed.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from higs in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Higs, I just added the few items I didn't have to my shopping list. The chocolate chili is calling me.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from higs in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Higs, I just added the few items I didn't have to my shopping list. The chocolate chili is calling me.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Vanessa Sellers in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Vanessa,
    You've picked a date so we expect you to report in. Enjoy.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Vanessa Sellers in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Well.... I was cutting out tell grains and sugar. Woke late for work. Need gas. Ooops, swerved thru the drive thru. Coffee with cream and a donut. I don't feel bad physically, but I am upset with myself.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Good evening to all. I will be starting the 19th. I had already picked the date. It's only 2 days ahead of you, so do you mind if I hang out here? In prep I've been eliminating the "stuff" that is not on plan. Cleaned out the pantry and the frig is tomorrow. I'm getting some soup recopies together so I have something quick for the morning and at work. Has anyone picked a go to meal to keep stocked?
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    LydiaJo reacted to Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Just remembered one of my go to meals from last time I did a whole30. I keep wild caught already peeled and deveined shrimp in freezer. And I always have sweet potatoes. The shrimp doesn't take long to thaw. Cook it up in a skillet with oil of choice and a season all type seasoning. Cook sweet potato in microwave. I drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika. This one was often a life saver.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Good evening to all. I will be starting the 19th. I had already picked the date. It's only 2 days ahead of you, so do you mind if I hang out here? In prep I've been eliminating the "stuff" that is not on plan. Cleaned out the pantry and the frig is tomorrow. I'm getting some soup recopies together so I have something quick for the morning and at work. Has anyone picked a go to meal to keep stocked?
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from debbiedru in Starting March 16...anybody else starting this day?   
    Healthy eating wishes for all of you. I'm stating the 19th. After pay day and shopping day. I'll be watching to see what I can expect. LOL
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Good evening to all. I will be starting the 19th. I had already picked the date. It's only 2 days ahead of you, so do you mind if I hang out here? In prep I've been eliminating the "stuff" that is not on plan. Cleaned out the pantry and the frig is tomorrow. I'm getting some soup recopies together so I have something quick for the morning and at work. Has anyone picked a go to meal to keep stocked?
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    LydiaJo reacted to katieblue in Shredded Chicken   
    Melt some clarified butter in with some Frank's red hot sauce and you have some fabulous buffalo chicken to put over a salad! Or toss it with some compliant salsa or pico de gallo and pineapple, and maybe stick it inside a sweet potato!
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from praxisproject in Shredded Chicken   
    You could add it to almost any soup or garden salad. I like easy no fuss.
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    LydiaJo reacted to MeadowLily in Full Tilt Boogie   
    Creatures have the ability to change.  Ask for help.   Asking for help means leaving your pride at the door. 
     
    We can't be all things to all people.  We're creatures.  Flawed and full of shortcomings or just plain full of it.  You don't have to pretend you have it altogether when you really don't .  That's bologna and a bunch of hooey to keep that pretense up.  It will wear you out.   
     
    I lean on Who brought me here in the first place.  It sure wasn't me.  I didn't even know there was a Whole 30 or forum.  It's not a mystery to me.   I know I needed to build muscle and become a fighter for my own health.   I'm not the creature  I used to be two years ago.   
     
    To bee or not to bee.   I'm not a drone or clone or copy.  Everyone of you are extra special creatures. 
     
    The best part of us has not been discovered.  Yet.   So just keep going.  Let's pull it out of one another.