Laurenacc

Monday 9/9/19 State Date- anyone else?

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17 hours ago, Laurenacc said:

Woohoo- so happy we are all in this together!

Did you remember to click the "notify me of replies" button?  I find a lot of people forget that.

I def need to vary my veggies this coming week.  Everything I have eaten has been in the cabbage family.  I think I am going to try a vegetable soup for my lunches next week.  Plenty of green beans, zucchini, onions, carrots and such.  It's easy to freeze if I tire of it.

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Yes, time to change it up. I'm tired of almonds and carrots lol. I could really go for a nice salad with avocado on top!

I just saw the BEST post on FB. Someone is using their cheap little waffle iron from Target to make veggie toast! 

I.E.

She used zucchini spirals. Squeezed all the water out, added a little egg, seasoning, mix ingredients, fry to crisp in the waffle iron, then top with tomato, prosciutto, etc.

Sweet potato is another good one for the waffle iron...

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I usually "unplug" after I get home from work on Saturday.  How was your weekend?  Mine wasn't perfectly compliant but I'm soldiering on.  Found that I had everything I needed to make a soup recipe from one of the Whole30 cookbooks this weekend.  That will be my breakfast or lunch every day this week.  We'll see how it works out.

Breakfast this morning was a piece of bacon, fried.  Some leftover boiled brussels sprouts I found in the back of the fridge, sauteed in the bacon dripping with 3 scrambled eggs.  Came out half frittata half scrambled.  Added some pepper and coconut aminos to the eggs before adding them to the brussels.  I am def burned out on brussels!

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LOL, yummy breakfast Pearlgirl2017! (I'm totally not above eating some cold leftover brussel sprouts when I'm hunting down a quick eat. Guilty of it as a matter of fact ;)

I got to meal prep. Did some pieces of salmon and a good salad for the week. Added some fresh mint to the greens. Avocado, heirloom tomato, mushroom, celery, cucumber, mixed baby greens. 

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I woke up before the alarm went off this morning but it looked way too dark outside to be time to get up.  Dragged myself out of bed and went to the gym for the circuit.  Seemed to be back up to my normal amount of weights on the machines.  Ran back home and made breakfast.  My favorite is this one from Stupid Easy Paleo https://www.stephgaudreau.com/sweet-and-savory-blueberry-omelet/

I usually fry up a couple slices of bacon, then saute a big handful of baby spinach in the drippings, then add the egg mix.  Let me tell you that this is absolutely fabulous!!

 

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I'm still not doing a perfect Whole30.  I caved to a few bites of peanut butter last night, and I'm sure that dressing was bound to have sugar in it. 

But I am determined to keep going, and hopefully improve each day.  I will keep going past the end of the 30 days so I will eventually have 30 days in a row of no sugar.  My planned meals are going well.  Made a simple meal of pan fried thin cut pork chops last night.  Served with a can of DelMonte canned sliced carrots and a side salad.  Took all of 20 minutes to bring it together.

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Hi Pearlgirl2017, why do you think you're having trouble resisting cravings? It's been hard for me too, but I've battled it this long and I'm having fewer. Yay! I think for me, it was letting all the sugar leave my system. My tastebuds followed eventually lol.

Quick meal prep... have to love that. One thing about W30 is it takes my focus off food being enjoyable and makes it more about meals for sustenance. I do like that lesson. 

I'm just going to oven bake some boneless skinless chicken breasts for dinner (extra for the week) and have a nice fresh salad. Found some blackberries too AND a great find at Fresh Market: I had my hand on the Tessemae's Italian and noticed a FM brand above it. ON SALE and labeled W30. Rosemary and French Provincial herbs. Yum. 

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Hi Melinaka, it wasn't even a craving for peanut butter.  I saw it and just had some (hard to keep stuff out of the line of sight when you're not the only one in the house).  I usually make it to about day 21 before those "I deserve it" feelings hit.  I guess I was just too hot, tired and hungry to think twice about it. 

Dinner was another fast to bring together meal.  Baked salmon filet with steamed yellow squash and green beans.  Lemon juice and extra light tasting olive oil on the fish and ghee on the squash.

Still waiting for my jeans to fit better, but otherwise feeling better overall.

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Dinner sounds yummy!

I still feel bloated and fat too, but I agree - overall I feel a notable improvement. 

Except running. Zero energy. I feel like I just began.  :( Someone did mention that problem goes away around D17...

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On 9/14/2019 at 10:30 AM, pearlgirl2017 said:

Did you remember to click the "notify me of replies" button?  I find a lot of people forget that.

Yes! I totally have that clicked on! Weird that I still don't get notified...*shrug*.

Finishing up Day 11! I really want pizza :lol: I haven't caved and eaten it, I just want it...haha!

My meals for this week have been bfast: hard boiled egg, either turkey bacon or pork sausage links & spinach / almond / raspberry salad with balsamic vinaigrette and also my coffee with nutpods, lunch: beef and sweet potato chili with crumbled bacon to add some fat (I keep flip flopping with this meal...some days I'm loving it and other days I'm like, "ugh...I would rather starve than eat chili today!") And dinner has been almond/coconut floured chicken cutlets with spinach / toasted almonds / pears / and an apple cider vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard combo type of dressing that I make.

I've upped my snack game...which I should not be proud of, but I still feel hungry when I get home from work / before I want to have my actual dinner. I bought some Chomps jerkys. I've only had one, wasn't a huge fan. I also bought some Spindrift seltzers which...I feel like is cheating even though they are whole30 compliant. Still, feels like an extra treat and I should just have water. Other than that, I sometimes have a second cup of coffee with nutpods, or half an apple with almond butter, or a hot dog (or 2 :blink:). 

Tomorrow is my last stash of chili so I'm going to move on to a new lunch recipe come Saturday...I'm thinking Melissa's Chicken Hash or some smoked turkey slices with chipotle lime avocado mayo with red peppers in a collared green wrap. Can't decide which one I'm feeling more...probs the turkey slices- so easy to make!

I keep finding myself getting annoyed when friends ask me to hang out. Usually I just want to be a hermit when I do my whole30...go do my workout, work, grocery, cook, eat, done! Friends want to go out to eat and I always feel bad being like, "Well, I can eat food with you again on...like, October 20th. Until then, I'm happy to meet you for a coffee or a walk or a workout class and...yeah, that's it." Ha! I feel like a pain in the ass but...I just don't want to be the annoying customer at a restaurant with my very specific requests. Plus when I make my food, I KNOW it's compliant and I don't have to worry about what could have potentially gotten in it while at a restaurant. Anyone else consistently decline invites while doing this?

 

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20 minutes ago, Laurenacc said:

Yes! I totally have that clicked on! Weird that I still don't get notified...*shrug*.

Finishing up Day 11! I really want pizza :lol: I haven't caved and eaten it, I just want it...haha!

My meals for this week have been bfast: hard boiled egg, either turkey bacon or pork sausage links & spinach / almond / raspberry salad with balsamic vinaigrette and also my coffee with nutpods, lunch: beef and sweet potato chili with crumbled bacon to add some fat (I keep flip flopping with this meal...some days I'm loving it and other days I'm like, "ugh...I would rather starve than eat chili today!") And dinner has been almond/coconut floured chicken cutlets with spinach / toasted almonds / pears / and an apple cider vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard combo type of dressing that I make.

I've upped my snack game...which I should not be proud of, but I still feel hungry when I get home from work / before I want to have my actual dinner. I bought some Chomps jerkys. I've only had one, wasn't a huge fan. I also bought some Spindrift seltzers which...I feel like is cheating even though they are whole30 compliant. Still, feels like an extra treat and I should just have water. Other than that, I sometimes have a second cup of coffee with nutpods, or half an apple with almond butter, or a hot dog (or 2 :blink:). 

Tomorrow is my last stash of chili so I'm going to move on to a new lunch recipe come Saturday...I'm thinking Melissa's Chicken Hash or some smoked turkey slices with chipotle lime avocado mayo with red peppers in a collared green wrap. Can't decide which one I'm feeling more...probs the turkey slices- so easy to make!

I keep finding myself getting annoyed when friends ask me to hang out. Usually I just want to be a hermit when I do my whole30...go do my workout, work, grocery, cook, eat, done! Friends want to go out to eat and I always feel bad being like, "Well, I can eat food with you again on...like, October 20th. Until then, I'm happy to meet you for a coffee or a walk or a workout class and...yeah, that's it." Ha! I feel like a pain in the ass but...I just don't want to be the annoying customer at a restaurant with my very specific requests. Plus when I make my food, I KNOW it's compliant and I don't have to worry about what could have potentially gotten in it while at a restaurant. Anyone else consistently decline invites while doing this?

 

YES!

Or just plain becoming reclusive. I just had a friend text me: "Hey girl! You alright?" because I disappeared off the face of the earth :D

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