ChristyJ

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ChristyJ last won the day on January 15 2019

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  1. ChristyJ

    What's on your Whole30 food playlist?

    Thanks so much!
  2. I've done the Whole30 several times; however, the last one I did was a year ago so I feel like I need to revisit old recipes/find new ones. I'm on Day 6 now. Some of my past favorites on the playlist: turkey, kale, sweet potato soup dairy free clam chowder pulled pork (over sweet potato, with homemade fruit salsa) eggs with veggies and guac various styles of chicken/turkey/bison meatloaf compliant apple chicken sausage with kale, apples and coconut flakes buffalo spaghetti squash/chicken casserole What are some of your favorites? Please inspire me to make some new stuff (no mushrooms though, I hate mushrooms and will not try them on a bus, with Gus, out in the rain or on a train. I will not try there here or there. I will not try them anywhere. )
  3. ChristyJ

    Started today, 1/27/20

    How's everyone doing? Day 2 down!
  4. ChristyJ

    Started today, 1/27/20

    This is my 4th Whole30. I did my first one a few years ago and stuck with it for about two years. My sugar dragon mixed with menopause took a toll on me over the past six months (I gained weight and have achy joints again), and I'm finally ready to get back to eating healthy and feeling good! I started prepping food here and there over the past week and have done a ton of cooking today. My husband is going keto, so not as strict as me, but he'll be eating clean which will be soooo helpful! Did anyone else start today?
  5. ChristyJ

    Who's starting 1/1?

    I'll be sticking closely with the whole30 beyond reintroduction. I've read Food Freedom and am determined to follow that moving forward.
  6. ChristyJ

    Who's starting 1/1?

    Yay!! Congratulations all!! WE. DID. IT. I feel sooooo much healthier than I did at the end of December! I'm not constantly swollen, I'm no longer achy, my clothes are fitting better, and I just feel so much more positive overall. I needed this. I needed to get back in control. I've done the reintroduction before, so my body may have changed since the last time, but I know I can't do dairy (lactose intolerant at this point), gluten makes me stuffy and eventually makes me achy over time, and sugar makes me feel crappy.
  7. ChristyJ

    Who's starting 1/1?

    I've been sticking with it, staying compliant but just got hit with a nasty cold that started the afternoon of Day 16. Yesterday I came home from work, and today I slept in/stayed home. I slept over 12 hours! My appetite is gone right now, but I'm trying to still have a little something per meal time. Luckily I made extra soup and froze it.
  8. ChristyJ

    Who's starting 1/1?

    Again, I was the same with this as well. Breakfast growing up was a glass of OJ. As I got older I'd have yogurt & granola later in the morning. I never had the desire to eat first thing. Now I eat all kinds of things within an hour of getting up, and my stomach is fine. Your body will adapt after a bit and thank you.
  9. ChristyJ

    Who's starting 1/1?

    That was me with the same time frame. I'm up at 5AM and out the door by 6:15AM at the latest (it takes me 45 mins-1 hr to get to work). I switched things up by washing my hair at night and just doing a quick wake up shower in the morning. And I eat Meal1! Everything is as prepped as possible the night before (clothes are set, my coffee is ready to go, lunch is packed up in the fridge, etc.). Meal 1 tends to be: HB eggs and/or turkey bacon (cooked ahead of time & just heated up), roasted potatoes that I warm/crisp up in the toaster oven, leftover veggies & olives OR a make a chicken sausage/onion/apple/kale/unsweetened coconut flakes mix ahead of time and heat some of that up. Honestly, a few years ago I thought meal 1 before work was impossible. It's possible.
  10. ChristyJ

    Who's starting 1/1?

    Do you have a crockpot? I like to put a bunch of chicken in the crock with cut up onions, chicken broth and Mrs. Dash. You can then do all sorts of things with it like have shredded chicken with peppers and onions over cauliflower rice, olives and salsa, shredded chicken with compliant bbq sauce, chicken for salad, etc. Make a double batch of soup. There's a great recipe out there for chicken, sweet potato and kale soup that hits protein and veggies (you'll have to add a healthy fat).
  11. ChristyJ

    Who's starting 1/1?

    Day 10 is a wrap but I was HANGRY today. I had meetings from 11:30-12:30, 1-3 then worked overtime and didn't get home until almost 8pm so my meal times were out of whack. I ended up having an Rxbar around 5 to hold me over. Overall, I feel good. I wish I were sleeping a little better, but I think my issues are more hormonally-related when it comes to sleep. And maybe body temp. Someone else noted they were running hot. It's like my hot flashes that have been done for a while have come back in full force. I'm full out sweating-wet hair kinds of hot flashes! I think I'm going to try out some new recipes this weekend-a whole30 pumpkin chili and maybe compliant crab cakes (I don't have a recipe to use, but may make one up with my husband). I'll also whip up a batch of clam chowder by pretend it's a donut-it's good stuff! I hope you're all doing well!
  12. ChristyJ

    January Whole30 Prep

    This is me too! I've had three successful whole30s, then maybe three others that were more like a Food Freedom approach (not 100% compliant). After reading a friend's pre-New Year post about choosing a word for 2019, something that acts as a theme for the year or helps you achieve the goals you wish to achieve. My word is FOCUSED. It's helped already with this Whole 30 (I'm on Day 6), getting me back to working out, and accomplishing some tasks around the house. So many different words (or phrases) would help you with the Whole 30. Find your word.
  13. ChristyJ

    Who's starting 1/1?

    This year I came up with a word for the year: Focused. And I am (hurray!!)! I did some more prepping today and pulled a couple of items out of the freezer I prepped last week. A few favorites: sautéed compliant apple chicken sausage with onions, apples and kale (sometimes I serve it over coconut cauliflower rice), chicken with peppers & onions over cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash and ground chicken with veggies sauce.
  14. ChristyJ

    Who's starting 1/1?

    Day 3 done! I hope you're all doing well. I currently have mini bison meatloaves cooking in the oven and can't wait to eat! I make a lot of mini meatloaves, patties and meatballs using ground chicken, turkey or bison and add various ingredients to them. The bison ones in the oven have roasted red peppers, kalamata olives and are seasoned with Trader Joes green goddess dressing. I often add Franks, shredded carrots & celery to make buffalo-style ones. I'll be pairing some roasted cauliflower with dinner. Hopefully it's done soon-I'm hungry! I had today off and ended up sleeping in until 10:30!!!! I can't remember the last time I slept in that late! lol
  15. ChristyJ

    Caramel bedtime tea

    Shoot-but that's what I figured.