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    hmg1993 got a reaction from littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @littleg beautifully said. And oh, Kerrygold. Bestill my beating heart
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @Dragonslayer  I say get off the roller coaster and give yourself a break and some rest.  Sometimes my desire for "perfect" sends me spiraling into binging. And you're not failing.  Deep breath and remember how strong and fabulous you are.
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    hmg1993 reacted to Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @ladyshanny I’ve never heard of that before. But makes complete sense especially in my world. I do fine at work, but the transition after work to getting home is when I get the urges. Same with going from home to the store, from being super active and busy to all the sudden having a lazy down day, and always going to social situations. I’ll definitely make sure to be more aware of that as a trigger. Thanks! 
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @Dragonslayer and @littleg know that it took me eight tries before getting this current 30 (now 32) under my belt. And I did learn something every time I tried. And I will keep on trying!!!
     
     
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @littleg  Your soup sounds delicious.  I agree with both you and @Dragonslayer about being more mindful about the binge.  It's definitely a better state than mindlessly eating, which is what I tend to do.  I hear you on the cold.  I can't shake it although today I have started to feel a little better.  I just wish people didn't hack and cough all over me at the office.  I need a hazmat suit.  Can't believe tomorrow is Day 30 for me.  Plowing on until l can get the training wheels off but starting to feel a little better about myself and my choices.  I really appreciate all the support!
    For the record, I don't think i will ever be over sweet potatoes.  I am obsessed with the purple-skinned Japanese ones.
     
     
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @littleg  Your soup sounds delicious.  I agree with both you and @Dragonslayer about being more mindful about the binge.  It's definitely a better state than mindlessly eating, which is what I tend to do.  I hear you on the cold.  I can't shake it although today I have started to feel a little better.  I just wish people didn't hack and cough all over me at the office.  I need a hazmat suit.  Can't believe tomorrow is Day 30 for me.  Plowing on until l can get the training wheels off but starting to feel a little better about myself and my choices.  I really appreciate all the support!
    For the record, I don't think i will ever be over sweet potatoes.  I am obsessed with the purple-skinned Japanese ones.
     
     
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Nicely done @Dragonslayer!  Staying ahead of the trouble spots is key!
    So the pork tenderloin recipe that I ad libbed is as follows
    Mix in a bowl a tablespoon of olive oil, a teaspoon of compliant dijon mustard and a teaspoon or more of fresh rosemary.  Roll two one pound tenderloins in the mix and put on a baking tray lined with parchment.  Add into the bowl any cut up veggies you like -- I like red onion, carrots and parsnips but fennel and squash would also be lovely.  Add in another tablespoon of olive oil to coat and then put the veggies around the pork in a single layer.  Cook in a 425 degree oven for about half an hour and then let the pork rest for about 10 mins before you slice and serve.
    I'm still battling my cold so making chicken and lime soup tonight.  Poach or bake chicken breasts according to your favorite method (I like to do a quick 15 min brine and then bake in high oven coated with some ghee).  Slice and saute an onion with lots of celery and carrots.  Add in chicken stock to your preference.  I like mine more stew than soup.  Then put in the chicken breasts (usually two) that you've shredded with a fork.  Cook until vegetables are soft.  Add in juice of one lime and a bunch of chopped cilantro.  Top with avocado and inhale.
    Tomorrow we will have salmon with tomatoes.  Take skin of 2-3 large beefsteak tomatoes by immersing in hot water.  Chop up.  Place two salmon filets in baking dish and surround with tomatoes.  Pour over a tablespoon of coconut aminos and grind some black pepper over.  Place in 400 degree oven for about 15-18 minutes (depending on thickness of salmon).  Remove salmon from dish and then add about a tablespoon of chopped tarragon and a teaspoon or more of compliant mustard (smooth is better than dijon).  Mix up and serve tomato sauce atop salmon.
    On Monday it's my super easy chop and drop sausage and veggies -- chicken sausage, sweet potatoes, any veggies you like, peppers, italian seasoning and a tablespoon or more of oil.  Pop onto a baking sheet and roast in 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.  Top with a poached egg for extra credit!  Dinner done!
    The rest of the week I have to go to events pretty much so hoping the above gives me a solid foundation to kick off the week.  Hope you're all having a good weekend.
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Nicely done @Dragonslayer!  Staying ahead of the trouble spots is key!
    So the pork tenderloin recipe that I ad libbed is as follows
    Mix in a bowl a tablespoon of olive oil, a teaspoon of compliant dijon mustard and a teaspoon or more of fresh rosemary.  Roll two one pound tenderloins in the mix and put on a baking tray lined with parchment.  Add into the bowl any cut up veggies you like -- I like red onion, carrots and parsnips but fennel and squash would also be lovely.  Add in another tablespoon of olive oil to coat and then put the veggies around the pork in a single layer.  Cook in a 425 degree oven for about half an hour and then let the pork rest for about 10 mins before you slice and serve.
    I'm still battling my cold so making chicken and lime soup tonight.  Poach or bake chicken breasts according to your favorite method (I like to do a quick 15 min brine and then bake in high oven coated with some ghee).  Slice and saute an onion with lots of celery and carrots.  Add in chicken stock to your preference.  I like mine more stew than soup.  Then put in the chicken breasts (usually two) that you've shredded with a fork.  Cook until vegetables are soft.  Add in juice of one lime and a bunch of chopped cilantro.  Top with avocado and inhale.
    Tomorrow we will have salmon with tomatoes.  Take skin of 2-3 large beefsteak tomatoes by immersing in hot water.  Chop up.  Place two salmon filets in baking dish and surround with tomatoes.  Pour over a tablespoon of coconut aminos and grind some black pepper over.  Place in 400 degree oven for about 15-18 minutes (depending on thickness of salmon).  Remove salmon from dish and then add about a tablespoon of chopped tarragon and a teaspoon or more of compliant mustard (smooth is better than dijon).  Mix up and serve tomato sauce atop salmon.
    On Monday it's my super easy chop and drop sausage and veggies -- chicken sausage, sweet potatoes, any veggies you like, peppers, italian seasoning and a tablespoon or more of oil.  Pop onto a baking sheet and roast in 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.  Top with a poached egg for extra credit!  Dinner done!
    The rest of the week I have to go to events pretty much so hoping the above gives me a solid foundation to kick off the week.  Hope you're all having a good weekend.
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    I'm so sorry everyone.  Apparently my computer skills are at an all time low.  I will post some menus and recipes tomorrow!  Sorry about the links.  Hope you had a good day.  I made it through my dinner and no issues with not drinking.  Phew.
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @Dragonslayer  I went to Kripalu a couple of years ago to attend a seminar with Geneen Roth.  It was good but I helpfully didn't adopt many of the recommendations.  It opened my eyes though to how many women struggle with this.  It was amazing to me too that she'd been wiped out by Bernie Madoff.  I want to read Grain Brain so will download.  
    TGIF everyone.  We're apparently getting snow this weekend.  
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Hi everyone!  Love that we're advanced! I rarely get that title!  Slogging through this week with a bad cold I got from my husband.  He had classic man flu but I have to push through.  Have to speak on a panel today and sounding like kermit the frog.  It's a good look.  Day 26 and feeling OK but a little anxious about a girl's night tomorrow with new friends.  I always feel pressured to have a drink and I absolutely don't want to.  Any tips welcome.  @5280sarah  Sounds like you have found a very good zone.  Moderation and food freedom is definitely my next stop.  I just feel like I need some more time with training wheels on.  
    Hope you all have a great day ... nearly the weekend!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @Dragonslayer  I think we can totally repair as long as we can get off the roller coaster.  It's the swings that I think make it tough.  Way to go on Day 3.  I also downloaded the habits book at @littleg's suggestion and will read for more inspiration.  Most of all though you all inspire me to keep on trucking.  Day 24 today and I am pretty sure that i will keep going a little while longer just to get that reset set in stone.  Have nasty cold and not looking forward to 4:30 a,m wake up.  Can it be the holidays yet?!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @littleg  I definitely grocery shop early but it's holiday shopping that drives me up the wall.  I ventured into a mall this weekend and almost had a panic attack!  Online all the way from now on.  Hope you had a good day !!!  I know exactly what you mean about hands feeding without real feeling.  I shall try typing too the next time.  Operation engage upper brain!!
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    hmg1993 reacted to Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    If there is a god, he’s just really testing me right now. My grandpa (moms dad) passed away last night. Stuff like this always seem to happen all at the same time. Will be traveling again to go spend time with family in a few days. Yet another reminder of why working so hard to change my habits and focus on my own health is so important. I need to be healthy and take care of my body so I can live a long happy life with my family. Good luck this week everyone. You are all doing so amazing. I hope to be on the same streak soon in a few weeks. 
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    hmg1993 reacted to Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @littleg just had a conversation with my fiancé in the airport earlier today where I too finally asked him for help. Then I just saw your message here! Crazy. I also truly don’t want to and am hoping I can really be honest with him when I’m struggling. I had urges an hour ago when I went to the store. I haven’t slept in 3 days, am hungover, having sugar and overeating withdrawal, and just have no energy left. Had to go get some essentials at the store though to fuel my success this week. I put a bag of sweet potato chips in my cart during my urge, and then I turned around, put them back, and had a good stern “what the hell are you doing” talk with myself. Reminded myself of all my goals, foods allowed, and how I won’t sleep tonight or feel good tomorrow if I eat those chips and then keep eating as I know I would. Left with all Whole30 foods, came home and made a salad, sweet potato, and leftover burger and am so thankful now for making the right choice. Getting back on track is going to be tough after this weekend, but I have nothing to stress about socially or event wise anymore until Christmas with my parents (which won’t even be an issue now that my mom has a different diet) so I have no excuses and no reason to not get through this month with success. Our work Christmas party next week I found out is at my favorite restaurant that has great compliant options, and our other party in two weeks is pot luck so I’m gonna bring something I can have. Things are looking good for December. Now I just gotta get past that first damn 10 days. 
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Hi everyone.  So glad it's the weekend and ready to catch up on sleep!  @littleg It's so interesting how we all have different hunger patterns although mine might be all day!
    Realized that it's day 21 today for me, which I can hardly believe.  Not sure about tiger blood but I am in that mode now where I feel a lot calmer and more focused if that makes sense.  Definitely going for a W40 or longer and then a really proper intro which truth be told I have never really done.  Going away over the holidays so need to figure out how I factor that into the equation.
    I hope everyone has a great weekend!
     
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    TGI almost Friday.  Such a long day and then went to my boot camp class.  Sweetgreen for dinner which i hoovered.  Hoping to fall asleep before I feel the need to eat more as I am still hungry despite monster salad.   I hope everyone had a good day.  Day 19 in the bag!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    TGI almost Friday.  Such a long day and then went to my boot camp class.  Sweetgreen for dinner which i hoovered.  Hoping to fall asleep before I feel the need to eat more as I am still hungry despite monster salad.   I hope everyone had a good day.  Day 19 in the bag!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Hi everyone.  Nearly set fire to the house cooking dinner tonight.  Perhaps it's a sign that I need to back away from the kitchen!  On the plus side felt snacky all day.  Could have easily morphed into a binge.  But didn't and now full with no risk of sticking beak in fridge!  I think the culprit other than epic fatigue was that I had a bowl of fruit salad this morning in a marathon meeting.  It had pineapple and grapes and was so sweet. Completely reawakened the proverbial dragon.  Noted and refusing to go down on Day 17. @DragonslayerGreat to hear about your mom.  Taking a leaf from your book and trying to stay present!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @Dragonslayer  I love the idea of one meal, once choice at a time  Otherwise it can seem so overwhelming.  I've totally been there when I have been too full to have a normal family meal and it stinks.  But you've rallied brilliantly and your mind set is so good.  You've also inspired me to dive into FFF as I set of skimmed through it and I really need to sit down and read.  Just finished the Jason Fung article on fructose, which was eye opening.  About two years ago I was diagnosed with mild fatty liver which was so odd to me because I don't really drink and thought I had a super healthy diet.  Other than the tons of fruit.  Eye opening and time to edit out the mound of grapes that I think I deserve at the end of the day!
    FYI, Chicago is also one of the healthiest food places too.  There are tons of really great places where you can find happy foods if you decide not to do pizza. They're really into the whole farm to table thing.  
     
    Have a great day back at work!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Don't despair @Dragonslayer  It will absolutely happen.  That's real life.  The test is not if it happens but how we recover and the key there is as you say being kind to yourself, realizing that this will pass.  That way, when stress hits us it won't totally derail and send one wrong turn into the wrong direction.  You have been and are doing great.  Happy Thanksgiving!!
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Yum.  The chili looks amazing.  As for not craving chocolate.  W30 helps.  W60 nearly nailed it completely for me and I went without for more than a year and didn't even think about it or want it.  Until I did again.  Not sure of the triggers.  Although I think I got sloppy and let things creep back into my diet and it started to reawaken my cravings.  Right now I don't crave it at all.  
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Yum.  The chili looks amazing.  As for not craving chocolate.  W30 helps.  W60 nearly nailed it completely for me and I went without for more than a year and didn't even think about it or want it.  Until I did again.  Not sure of the triggers.  Although I think I got sloppy and let things creep back into my diet and it started to reawaken my cravings.  Right now I don't crave it at all.  
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    hmg1993 got a reaction from Dragonslayer in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @Dragonslayer You’re doing great. Fingers and toes crossed for your Mom. @littleg You’re welcome any time 
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    hmg1993 reacted to littleg in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    @Dragonslayer What about a "treat" like coffee with coconut cream in a thermos?  I do AroyD coconut cream, coffee and TJ's pumpkin pie spice and I must say its pretty good