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Thanks, CC.

Great quilt!

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Ann - I've been experiencing the same thing. For me, I think it's simply that it takes more planning and it takes longer to make vegetables and they aren't as portable. When I'm rushed or just falling back into my old patterns of grab and go, fruit is easier. I've had to start getting very conscious about making myself eat vegetables right now.

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CC...I walked the Jet to Jetty this am (5K) and then did 45 on the elliptical and some floor exercised. Tomorrow will be elliptical, upperbody weights and hopefully a beach walk and a little gardening.

 

I need to tone down my eating. I eat a lot normally but when I raise my workout it seems to give me somekind of mental permission.

 

I'm on break till after Cabo, but trying to stick with it because I just feel so good. When I deviate much the itching, sinus and sore throat comes back quickly.CC, you're not reintroing anything  till after the race, right?

 

Dr. T, just don't know how you are handling everything you have on your plate right now.

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Ann, I like it when you go off on a bing.  It's very comical.   A bing, not a binge.

 

To sum up this long whining post: I think I am having an emotional, rather than physical, toxic reaction to new healthy foods. Just like a sugar dragon can get stronger just before it gives up, I think my inner beast (what shall we call it? My martyr monster? My give-up gremlin? My you-suck succubus? My deserving demon?) is in its death throes, and I need to persevere.

Good grief, that was way too long, and way too much information... thanks for reading this far, and thanks for being here.   :D  :lol:  :D 

 

Twisting off now and then,  takes our minds off of whatever is giving us a pinch.  The best part of the forums, along with the good information...is the fun of sharing.

 

Whenever I really went off on a bing,  I just deleted it.  :D  :P  :D 

 

Oh, I do suffer with poster's remorse, now and again. Thankfully, I've not ever sent a boss a message meant for someone else.  How did you recover from that, Deb?  :lol: 

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Lol Meadow, I had to totally own the e mail to the boss. The truth sets us free! I was like, "I'm so sorry I was having a moment of frustration about you and needed to vent". She was pretty cool about it thank goodness. 

 

Ann, I can totally relate to what you're saying. Veggies are hard for me too. Emotional reaction for sure. I need to eat way more. WAY. 

 

CC the quilt! You made that in a day?!?! Love that you made the bok choy. 

 

Joni, good luck with the blood tests. 

 

Miki, you are a machine. I walked to my car and got in it. Then I walked from my car to the store and around the store. Then I came home and walked from my car to my house. !! My biggest challenge, as always, movement. 

 

Laurie, a heartbreaking image of Steve. I'm glad you are strengthening your own reserves, as he will need you to be strong for him to lean on. 

 

All right all, to the plane!

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Y'all know this.

 

Can fresh produce help us feel more curious and creative, as well as more engaged, so we can live meaningful and purposeful lives? Research published in the British Journal of Health and Psychology found a correlation between fruit and vegetable consumption and well being; specifically the characteristics mentioned above. The concept is eudemonic well being and encompasses more than just leading a happy life. Psychologists believe it includes more specifics, like purpose, meaning, and engagement that lead to a more fulfilling and happier life.

The study conducted in New Zealand featured 405 university students, who kept a daily food and mood diary for 13 consecutive days. Each day, they recorded the number of servings they had of various foods and also also filled out a daily questionnaire intended to measure creativity, curiosity, and psychological flourishing.

Researchers found that those who ate more fruits and vegetables reported higher average levels of curiosity, creativity, and positive emotions, as well as engagement, meaning and purpose.

This is not news to SupermarketGuru as we've seen studies that looked at diets rich in whole foods and a lower risk and occurrence of depression. A previous study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, found that those consuming a healthier diet were less likely to report symptoms of depression. Those who reported a higher intake of processed foods were more likely to experience depression.

While many studies have looked at the connection between isolated nutrients and foods on depression, few have looked at the relationship between overall diet and mood. Here we have two studies that point to the mood related benefits of a diet rich in whole, fresh foods. Take advantage of late summer and early fall produce like arugula, basil, blueberries, broccoli, cantaloupe, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, leeks, figs, nectarines, raspberries, zucchini and much more depending on your location.

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Allright everyone, today our plane is whipping around the Commonwealth to England, Scotland, Ireland and then whooshes across to Australia and New Zealand. 

 

Here we go!

 

Colcannon (SO YUM, TRY THIS)

http://www.agirlworthsaving.net/2014/03/paleo-colcannon.html

 

Irish Stew

http://cavegirlcuisine.com/2013/02/27/ocavegirls-irish-stew/

 

Corned Beef

http://nourishingjoy.com/homemade-traditional-corned-beef/

 

Simple Shepherd’s Pie

http://paleogrubs.com/simple-shepherds-pie

 

http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-shepherds-pie/

 

http://ditchthewheat.com/paleo-shepherds-pie/

 

Roast Beef and Yorkshire

http://www.thepaleomom.com/2013/10/herb-crusted-roast-beef-with-paleo-yorkshire-puddings-and-gravy.html

 

Scotch Eggs

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-scotch-eggs/#axzz1txIHdvNn

 

British Breakfast Bake

http://pragmaticallypaleo.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/paleo-british-breakfast-bake/

 

Roast Pork with Mash and Gravy

http://londonpaleokitchen.com/2014/01/08/roast-pork-with-celeriac-mash-roasted-onion-apple-gravy-and-baked-carrots/

 

Classic Fry Up

http://www.modernpaleowarfare.com/2011/09/sfu-aka-sunday-fry-up-paleo-style-baby.html

 

http://fastpaleo.com/recipe/sunday-fry-up/

 

Cock A Leekie Soup

http://blog.modernpaleo.com/2010/07/cock-leekie-soup.html

 

Kedgeree

http://www.creativelypaleo.com/kedgeree-recipe.html

 

Fish and Chips

http://www.thepaleomom.com/2013/09/battered-fish-welcome-back-fish-chips-and-fish-sticks.html

 

Roast Lamb

http://www.recipes.co.nz/roast-lamb

 

Shrimp on the Barbie

http://www.paleonewbie.com/paleo-bacon-wrapped-shrimp-recipe/

 

Barbecued Prawns

http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/recipes/recipe-search/feature-recipe/2009/11/barbecued-prawns-with-pico-de-gallo/

 

Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/rosemary_crusted_lamb_chops/

 

New Zealand Mussels (sub ghee)

http://www.sanford.co.nz/sanfordfisheries/recipes/en/new-zealand-greenshell-mussels-with-garlic-butter.cfm

 

http://paleopunk.tumblr.com/post/8415676307/broiled-new-zealand-green-lipped-mussels

 

“Pea” and Ham Soup

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2315622

 

Bangers and Mash

http://brimfulbelly.com/2012/05/bangers-and-mash-paleo-style-gluten-free-unbelievably-delicious/

 

http://dottotrot.com/2014/02/11/paleo-bangers-mash-recipe/

 

ENJOY!

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Good morning, all. Doing much better this morning after my self-pity rant. :-)

So, I think my breakfast this morning counts as "Classic fry up." And, I simply could not eat it all... physically stuffed. So there's the whole thing in the photo; i ate one egg on the crispy fried potatoes, two slices of bacon, all the asparagus, and about five grapes. Whew.

Last week I was eating six or seven pieces of bacon and nothing else... progress.

I won't be eating again today until after 1:00 (it is 7:15 now).

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Ann, that breakfast looks delish. Deb, cool article and a great reminder to use our common sense and what we know about healthy living. That is what I like about the whole 30, the template is very well balanced (it's my head that is not, lol).

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Nourish, Peace, Love .....  maybe we can all experience parts of each others "one word" through this string.   Laurie -   I wish there was a way to bottle what ever extra we all had to send to you,   know that you are thought of often  and every time you share how hard this is I cant help but be humbled by how strong you have to be to get through all of this.   

 

Anne, Joni-     I am not a TV watcher (except for my guilty pleasure -  American Ninja Warriors... a topic for another time) and I am not much of an organizer either.   I basically have to convince myself to even start.   Years ago someone told me to just do whatever I could in the count of 100 and then give my self permission to stop.    Of course once I actually get over the hard part (getting started!!) then I often keep going.   But even if I dont keep going it is amazing what you can get done in a count of 100.

 

I used to be a crafter.... sewing, cross stitch, knitting, quilting...  but all of this got put to the side somehow.   I gave away most of my crafting stuff on 'freegal" a few years ago-  it was very fun to see the look on the woman's face when she actually saw how much stuff!!   The only thing that i kept is what I call  my 20 year afghan -   I work on it just a bit every year as the mood strikes.  Twelve years and going strong!    In eight years or so I will post a picture....  do you think this string will still be going strong?    CC-  if its not done by 2022 I will send it to you since you seem to stick to your crafting commitments-  nice job on the quilt! 

 

I am on day 7 or 23 or 38, depending on how I look at it.  I started on Aug 1, restarted on Aug 15 because of one  mess up , and then finally gave up the scale a week ago (wow!  7 full days!!) Right now I plan to go until Oct 5, to make the full time a Whole66 because sixty six days has been mentioned several times as the time it takes to make a habit.   If I am still having unhealthy thoughts about the scale I will probably extend to Nov 6 to give that habit a full 66 days to sink in.   Then the full time will be a Whole96 so I would think about rounding it off to a Whole100.    Before I wrote all that I would have said my biggest challenge was the scale, but now I think it might be that I am afraid to give myself the freedom (responsibility!!) of making my own choices without the Whole30 rules.... something to think about!   

 

Deb-    I am going to do a shepherds pie tonight!   I did one early in the process and had forgotten how much I liked it.     The one very very off plan recipe I may need to work on after the Whole30 is over is ANZAC biscuits!! These are a once a year treat around the Christmas holidays.    I plan to reintroduce oats at some point but no clue how to handle the flour and sugar components yet......   

 

Meadow, Tuni, Tracy, Miki and all others -  sorry if I missed any juicy topics..  I just popped in for a moment while my daughter was in the shower....I will catch up more this evening.    

 

Lynn 

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Go Miki go!  You are amazing - how wonderful to feel so strong!

 

I am on Day 18 of a planned 58 (so I can have wine on my birthday).  I too am feeling good and strong, and the amazing sleep I experienced on my first Whole30 is back too.  Yay - love hitting the pillow, knocking out, and popping awake at dawn.

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Lynn, Anzac biscuits are the absolute best. 

I'm not allowed to post non W30 compliant recipes on here (have been yelled at by mods before) but I'm pretty sure that in my travels I saw a paleo version somewhere. Bet you could Google Paleo Anzac and see what you come up with. W

Shepherd's Pie is so good. There are tons of recipes - some with cauli mash, some sweet pot and of course now you can have regular white pots!

Ann, love the fry up!

Go Miki, go Miki!

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It's been a busy day, friends!  I started with a 23 mile bike ride and a 3.5 mile run. Where is Dawner? I think her race is coming up.  I have to admit - after that I am physically exhausted today.

 

So, here's a first for me on the Whole 30:  Today I went to church, and wasn't thinking that it's the first Sunday of the month, which means communion for us. I've spend the summer in VA, and at our church there we don't do communion.  I didn't think much about it until half way through when I realized, "I can't take communion! No bread! No grape juice!"  So my mind is spinning on how to handle it. Of course it would be easy to skip it, but then I figured there would be quizzical looks and I would have to explain or pass or whatever. So, right before communion, I slipped out!  I figure I was there for the important stuff, LOL!  

 

Joni - I'm glad you posted about reintro - I've been thinking about that a lot lately. We have a friend that has 3 "free" meals each week where he eats whatever he wants.  To be honest, I don't think that will work for me.  I have to admit that I've finally realized that the reason I'm doing so well is that I've taken so much out of my diet (yogurt, cheese, sugar, bread - lots of high calorie addictive stuff).

 

If I start eating three free meals a week, I could see it going "no brakes" in no time flat.  So here's what I'm thinking about - have three meals a week where I can have something off plan. Not a whole meal, though. So I might have a dessert one day, have a glass of wine another day, a sandwich another day. I would also make a rule that you can't use them all in one day!  I'm curious to hear what others are doing or thinking about.

 

Miki - remind me - when is Cabo? The 14th? You're correct, I'm not adding anything until after the race (although Rick and I are traveling next week, and I dread all those meals out. This will also be my first plane trip on Whole 30. My go-tos on a plane ride are Diet Coke and wintergreen lifesavers. That will have to change!)

 

Deb - I'm looking forward to those recipes! I had never heard of colcannon - it sounds delicious! Thanks for the article - I look forward to reading it!

 

I made a quick stop at Whole Foods today and found compliant tomato sauce! I keep putting off making my own (don't even ask me why - I've been over come with cooking laziness!) I'm jazzed to try that today with spaghetti squash.

 

Lynn - I made a quilt the summer before college, and took it with me just basted together. It took me 8 years until I finally finished it!

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Cabo is the 14th.

 

Exercise was good today. Having a pity party in the food department. All I can think of is Taro Chips...sigh.

 

I am hoping in the jacuzzi quick as I will never dress after that to go to the gym.

 

I'm so looking forward to a week away.

 

Boss just left, so life will slow down a bit, thankfully.

 

Miki

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Deb-LoL! Love the pic of blueberry girl! I sware, I might turn into her! But really...I have one serving of blueberries today. I'm proud of myself! The sugar dragon was begging to be fed...

I have decided since I did an official W30...and rocked that one...I am going to just follow autoimmune paleo. I read The Paleo Approach, and also have the Cookbook. I will check back to this group now and then...but it's hard for me to keep up in this thread. I wish you all the best of luck and success with your W30 programs! Take care.

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I read the Paleo Code and it really made sense to me. I wish you luck in your search for your comfort zone, it really is what it is all about and only you can decide what that is. I support you wholeheartedly and hold you in high esteem!

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Deb... my joy at seeing compliant schnitzel and german potato salad recipes is boundless! With all these options, I may just continue to eat this way forever.  

 

CC, I'm so impressed with your training.  I used to be a runner, and trained and ran several 1/2 and one full marathon (well almost, but that's a story for a different forum). The amount of time and dedication it takes is remarkable. You are inspiring me to think it might be worth it to take it up again.  I'm not much of a swimmer, so I think a tri is off the plate for me, but there is nothing quite like a long quiet stretch of single track to calm the mind and spirit.

 

Meadow, you never fail to bouy my spirits. Between the images you post, and your ability to say just the right thing at just the right time, your posts have become so valuable to me.

 

I was actually in the process of starting reintroduction when ya'll let me on the plane. It's been so busy though, I never made it past dairy. I found I didn't like it as much as I remembered, and was starting feeling some side effects, the details of which I will spare you. So, I think I'm going to just finish out this ride with the Dirty30 crew. I find the Whole30 boundaries brimming with common sense, and it's so easy to just eat this way.

I have noticed that I've been getting a little light headed. I thought I might be light on salt, so I upped that for a couple of days and didn't notice a difference. Now I'm thinking it might be carbs. I have a few pounds to reach my goal, so I haven't been eating many potatoes/sweet potatoes or sugary fruits. I'm going to up my sweet potatoes for a couple days and see if that clears it up.  There is no possible way I'm dehydrated. I think I've drank more water in the past six weeks than in the past six years.  If anyone else has suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

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I had never heard of Anzac biscuits. They look delicious.  And there are tons of paleo versions on-line.  Just not whole30 <g>.  Something to pine for.

 

I'm feeling a little deflated today.  One year ago September 2013 was my first whole30.  From Sept to May 2014 I did so well!  In addition to getting rid of my fibromyalgia pain, I dropped from a size 12 to a size 8, back to the size I was when I got married.  As a statement of finality, I threw out all my clothes that were too big.

 

Well, fast forward to now, after a summer where we ended up living in a hotel for weeks on end because of some smoke damage to our house from my husband leaving the flue closed all winter; working three jobs to choose the right full-time job offer; and now commuting between two homes because we couldn't get the kids registered in our new school district in time for school to start, so I had to keep an a rental in their old school district so they could start school. 

 

Well, it seems I have gained all my weight back.

 

Bummer.

 

It needs to come off fast or I will have nothing to wear this fall.

 

I'm on day 6 of my September 2014 Whole90.

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I had never heard of Anzac biscuits. They look delicious.  And there are tons of paleo versions on-line.  Just not whole30 <g>.  Something to pine for.

 

I'm feeling a little deflated today.  One year ago September 2013 was my first whole30.  From Sept to May 2014 I did so well!  In addition to getting rid of my fibromyalgia pain, I dropped from a size 12 to a size 8, back to the size I was when I got married.  As a statement of finality, I threw out all my clothes that were too big.

 

It needs to come off fast or I will have nothing to wear this fall.

 

I'm on day 6 of my September 2014 Whole90.

 Anzac biscuits are redick. I do question how good they would be without golden syrup which is their central flavor. 

 

I feel your pain on the weight gain. That really sucks. BUT, you can do it, all over again. And you will. 

 

I have clothes in sizes 6-14. Although just got rid of a bunch....

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