pearlgirl2017

Whole60 to the end of Lent - Feb 18 thru Apr 18

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Hello and welcome.  I didn't finish my last attempt at a Whole30.  I made it to day 26 then an emergency out of town blew it for me.  I had no time to plan for it, and being a southern family, every food group we are supposed to avoid was the only food offered.  I think I had everything but corn on that trip.  I could tell my sugar dragon was not in the least bit under control. 

So this time I will plan on staying on the program for a full 60 days.  Starting on February 18th will take us to the last day of Lenten on April 18th, with Easter on April 21st.  

I am an over 50 years old southern lady.  I live with a man who is a very picky eater (and not interested in giving up his sodas).  I am not interested in training for a marathon run.  I do try to make it to Planet Fitness 3-4 days a week.  I love the 30 minute circuit, the rowing machines and the step climber.

I would love to have some company during this entire journey, but feel free to jump in at whatever stage you are on.  If you are new to the forums, remember to click the button at the bottom of your reply that  says "notify me of replies" the first time you write something. 

Thank you for joining me.

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I have committed to 60 days for two reasons.  1) During and after the family gathering (Day 27 of my last attempt) I went into a binge mode.  That showed me that I was nowhere near "food freedom".  And 2) I usually give up something like sugar, ice cream or red meat during the Lenten season.  But I didn't want to wait until March 6 to start this journey over.

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Only 5 more days until I start my Whole60.  I've already got the weeks meals planned in a way that should give me leftovers for breakfast or lunch the next day. And maybe longer.  I really don't like to be prepping/cooking all during the weekend if the weather is good outside. So making extra of everything will be how it's done this go-round.  I know I will have to do some work over the weekend to keep on track, but not ALL DAY!  Boil some eggs...roast a spaghetti squash...make up some kind of sauce (probably Sunshine Sauce)...that shouldn't take too long...

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HI from another southern lady over 50 - from GA and am 55.  I am considering joining you - but only for 30 days.  I may extend to 60 days.  If you want company here for 30 days, I'll be glad to join in here.  I have never completed a whole30.  In my 1st and only attempt, I made it 15 days, I think.  Intending to make it the 30 days this time.

I have been unable to reduce/eliminate my sugar and processed carb intake as I need to.  I seem to have lost my mental edge and I need to find it again.  Hoping this will get me back to who I want to be - mentally and physically. 

I will prep my meal plans and get review the book and rules.  Glad to join you.

Deb

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14 hours ago, ChiggerCane said:

Glad to join you.

Deb

Welcome Deb.  I will be 55 years young next month.  The first Non-Scale-Victory I noticed last time was the lack of pain in my knees when going up and down the stairs.  I believe it is the dairy that was causing the bloating and the wheat that was causing the more severe hot flashes.  Looking forward to lessening both those symptoms again.  

My man is a "meat and potatoes" kind of guy that can't tolerate food that's too spicy.  My dinners are usually something simple and quick during the week.  Pork chops or tenderloin, fish, ground beef...stuff like that.  I can usually try something a little different on the weekends.  Monday night I plan on trying a new item, https://nomnompaleo.com/post/48192992479/asian-chicken-thighs over a bag of stir-fried broccoli slaw.  Only one new dish a week is about all my man can handle.

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Browsing through WellFed and WHole30Cookbook doing some prep work.  I have such exciting weekend nights!  Actually, feeling a bit of an adrenaline rush.  My younger son, who is in town for the weekend from college, called about an hour ago - "Mom, can you come get me?  Someone just ran into me."  Turns out it's a fairly minor fender bender, broken headlight - guy merged into him.  Glad everyone is ok and he's been through a wreck without injury and now knows what to do.  Trying to get over the "my baby's been in a accident" fear.  So - trying to use my energy to get ahead for the week.

Pearlgirl, I have to admit I had to search to find out Lent starts March 6.  When I read your first post, my immediate reaction was "Lent, already?"  Starting the 18th should get me on solid ground so I can have an accident free Lent.  And yes - I should read the fine print - you did say to the end of Lent. 

I looked up the recipe you list.  Sounds good.  My husband sounds similar to yours.  WE tend to eat the same things over and over again.

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Glad your son is Okay. My adrenaline rushes are usually good for cleaning house, not so much for chopping vegetables. 

Had a memorial for two of my man's aunts yesterday so didn't get the groceries yet. Will be doing that today.  Hope we both get off to a great start Monday morning!

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