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Vickizee

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Just wanted to say hi and that I'm so happy to be here. I started on Saturday. I did three things so far that I've NEVER done:

1. Drank coffee without cream and sweetener

2. Made mayo

3. Rosted raw cashews

I am a domestic goddess! LOL

I hope to meet a lot of you while on this journey to healthy eating.

xo Vicki

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Welcome! Three new things in three days!? That's awesome. I'm on day 16 and while I've always loved most vegetables, I'm realizing there are A LOT that I have never tried-some that I've never heard of! So I'm making a concerted effort to try at least one new vegetable each week. Swiss chard? Check-and not a fan, but will try a different preparation next time. Kale? Check-made spicy kale chips. Not sure about them yet...they are tasty-would fill that need for a crunchy, salty snack-but I still find kale bitter.

Did you try your coffee with coconut milk? I thought it would be dreadful-but it's really quite tasty!

Enjoy your journey! I hope your results are as awesome as ours have been so far!

Colleen

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Hi Colleen, I found roasted kale very bitter too. Did not like it!

I haven't tried coffee with coconut milk-yet! I want to see if I can learn to love it plain. I think life would be sooo much easier! :)

Day 16 yay, you're halfway there!

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I'm no expert, but I can't imagine that you won't shed inches and pounds eating this way. On day 20 now, and I'm finding with each and every meal that I am more aware of my "I'm full" signals that my body is sending me. Making sure I eat enough protein and a healthy amount of veggies every time-hardly snacking at all in between-just no need!

How are you feeling so far?

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Hi Colleen, I'm feeling well! So far so good. I had a headache a couple days getring off sugar. I'm eating so many veggies! Breakfast too! I'm really full between breakfast and lunch. No snack necessary here either! Sometimes in the afternoon I think I "need" a snack but I wonder if it's habit. I'm not weighing but I have a dr's appointment next week and they always weigh me...maybe I'll close my eyes :)

How are you handling social situations?

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Vickizee, I also wonder about the "I need a snack" feeling in the afternoon. I'm on Day 4, and I think having my "safety snacks" with me at work make me think about them, and then want them, and then I think I'm hungry for them ... then I have a glass of water instead, or a cup of tea, and I STILL want them! But I don't think I'm really hungry, I think I just feel like snacking, and they sound so yummy ... almonds, dried pineapple, half an avocado, a banana with almond butter.... they CALL TO ME! Haha! I'm not going tooo much overboard, but I do think I'm eating snacks when I probably don't need them. It's something I'm going to work on.

Social situations - I went out with girlfriends tonight for the first time since I started. I drank water with a slice of lime, and had a salad with blackened steak (had them leave off the blue cheese crumbles and the dressing), and had the waiter bring me oil/vinegar. And looked away from the cheesy spinach dip and chips. :blink:

Anyway, welcome!

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I am only on Day 1 but agree with you Ann on the snack thing. I have done plenty of this kind of eating before & if anything I overeat on the snacks. It is something I am going to really watch over the 30 days. I am worse at home when I start 'cupboard gazing'. At work I have my little container of nuts & once I think of them I have to eat them, whether I am hungry or not.

Vickizee & Colleen I would love to not need the snacks. Sounds like you are both doing great.

Great work Ann on the night out with clean eating/drinking. Cheesy spinach dip mmmm......!

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Hi Vicki,

I'm 55, and the town senior center considers me eligible as a senior. :blink::rolleyes::P:lol: I'm not doing HRT, but I know that menopause, which I finally am achieving (bye bye cramps!), can lead to more difficult weight loss too. I'm working on keeping my mind on other goals - keeping my blood sugar low, building strength, improving endurance, keeping moods even. Weight loss and body re-composition will be lovely bonuses when I achieve them, but I'm figuring that the weight loss especially may be longer term for me than for others. So far, all the other benefits are totally worth it. :)

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Hi Ann, cudos for holding firm on the girls night! I'm afraid to go out because I would be so tempted. Your snacks sound so yummy! I would have trouble not resisting those!

Hi Sarah! Yay for day one! Under the TMI category, I have peed a river at night letting go of excess fluids! Let me know if this happens to you. Last night though I noticed I'm not "spongy" around my knee area. Yay for that and hopefully I won't be getting up 3 times a night!

Hi Kayell! Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to that better body composition too.

Oh yeah, yesterday I thought about a snack in the afternoon but didn't get one. After dinner though I had a small ramekin of mixed berries. They were so sweet and delicious! Why did I always put sweetener on them before??? Silly me!

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