ChristyJ

Members
  • Content count

    100
  • Joined

  • Last visited

4 Followers

About ChristyJ

  • Rank
    Advanced Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Saratoga Springs area, NY

Recent Profile Visitors

860 profile views
  1. ChristyJ

    Lesson Learned

    (Compliant...) Yes, definitely good to know! I've done the whole 30 a few other times over the course of the past 2-3 years, but had gotten way off track before this past one. I'm back to working out on a regular basis and feel healthier than I've felt in many months, so at least I don't feel like last night was the beginning of a slippery slope with sugar/bad choices.
  2. ChristyJ

    Lesson Learned

    I completed a successful Whole 30 a few weeks ago and had been slowly reintroducing foods, doing well. Then last night happened. My husband is the manager at a brewery where they were having a comedy show. I had complaint breakfast and lunch (a little later than usual) and picked up a handful of snacks including carrots & hummus, some gluten free cookies for a friend and cider in case I wanted a drink. So... I had 3 ciders with 3 cookies and today am paying the price. I feel awful-took a 4 hour nap and my stomach is not happy. I've thrown the remaining cookies out and have learned a lesson the hard way.
  3. ChristyJ

    Starting January 22nd

    YAY!!!!!!! Awesome, @shanajane!! I'm feeling great and very proud for sticking with it! This time was easier than others (except for my first). I think it was because it gave me something to focus on vs. feeling sad that both my girls were back at college (first time empty nester this year). I'll be doing my measurements/after pics tomorrow! I want to hear from others from our group too!
  4. ChristyJ

    Starting January 22nd

    Day 26!! This round has been a very good one-I've been motivated and steadfast about staying true to the plan. How's everyone else doing?
  5. I get together with one of my sisters about once a month. We each get the ingredients for a double batch of two different recipes, cooking one each ahead of time, then we cook the other two meals together. We've always had at least one soup, and everything is compliant. I had a handful of items in the freezer before starting this round of the whole30, and it truly made life easier.
  6. We'll make "rice" bowls with salsa chicken as described by others. Cook the chicken in the crockpot with compliant salsa, roast up some cauliflower rice, and serve with toppings like diced red onion, olives, diced tomatoes and guac.
  7. You consider cancelling a doctors appointment made several months ago because you know they'll weigh you. (True story... I have a plan to close my eyes and ask her not to tell me/move the scale slider thingys.) You wonder if your mint-flavored dental floss is compliant.
  8. ChristyJ

    Starting January 22nd

    Day 16 indeed!! I'm doing well with it all, but have found that I have more skin issues than before I started this round. I expected it earlier, but thought it would have balanced out by now/gotten better as it has in previous rounds. My husband is eating more of a paleo style, so that's been helpful this time. We cooked up a turkey yesterday so we'd have good leftovers. Sides included thinly sliced potatoes with onion/garlic and a spaghetti squash mix.
  9. Pretend It's a Donut has a recipe that calls for nutritional yeast, so I picked some up today. I've never used it before-please tell me about it.... what's your favorite way to use it? Recipes with it?
  10. ChristyJ

    Starting January 22nd

    I had a lot of energy today (after sleeping in ) and accomplished a lot. What's everybody cooking/prepping for the week?
  11. ChristyJ

    Starting January 22nd

    Day 2 down! How did everyone feel? I'm so happy to feel like I'm in control again!
  12. ChristyJ

    Can I have these teas on whole 30?

    I just discovered that one of my favorite teas-a lemon-ginger probiotic tea-has soy lecithin in it.
  13. ChristyJ

    Starting January 22nd

    I'd encourage you to take photos tonight. It's sometimes surprising-and exciting-to see the difference.
  14. ChristyJ

    Starting January 22nd

    Great sites and resources!! I love Jay's buffalo chicken casserole! A few quick/easy things to add: if you have a crockpot (or instant), use it! I often throw chicken in the crock with onions, a little chicken broth and some spices then shred it up for all sorts of things (salads, to make "rice bowls" with caul rice, tomatoes, olives, guac). I also make pulled pork in the crock and typically use a compliant dry rub, then add a little mango juice (no sugar added). I often put the pork over sweet potatoes. I've also made a mango, pineapple, red onion "salsa" to top it.
  15. ChristyJ

    Starting January 22nd

    @AshleyBovard, I still have my morning coffee, but I drink it with either coconut milk, flavored nutpods, or Vital Proteins coffee creamer. One of my favorite snacks is having cut up celery,carrots & peppers with compliant guac. I've gotten so I'll eat anything for breakfast and think of it as "Meal 1." I'm going to check out Real Plans-I've never looked at it.