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Whole 30 day 21

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Today is day 21 of my Whole 30 journey.

The previous food plan that I followed eliminated sugar, flour and wheat so those are not items I am inclined to miss much, although I was consuming them off and on for a few months during a recent relapse before I started the Whole 30 program.

I am really not missing anything that I have cut out on Whole 30 that I used to eat pretty regularly on my former food plan (dairy, grains, beans, legumes and soy) and because this is still the "honeymoon" phase of following something new I am really enjoying some of the new recipes that I have been making.

Last night for dinner I made us a breakfast hash of shredded sweet potato and zucchini with onion, all pan fried in coconut oil and topped with 2 eggs.

For lunch today I had the veggies I roasted last night ~ cauliflower, broccoli and onion which I marinated with sweet curry, paprika, rice vinegar, olive oil and salt. I added some ground turkey to the mix and enjoyed it with a side of fresh blueberries.

I also roasted some Brussels sprouts and carrots last night to enjoy later this week.

I am quite curious about what the scale might reveal (yikes what if I am gaining weight on the plan!) but I am honoring the commitment the authors of Whole 30 asked me to make to stay off the scale for 30 days.

I am feeling pretty good although some current major stressors at work may be limiting my ability to take in the full benefits of the plan.

I am definitely still motivated to stick with this for the full 30 days and may go for another 30 before re-introducing any of the food groups that I have eliminated. Time will tell.

  
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JUSTYNA7 9/17/2014 8:13AM

    I love the recipe ideas. I've been doing the same... playing with new recipes that are Paleo plus a few non paleo foods. My daughter made us pesto chicken last night with zucchini noodles. The pesto was raw cashews soaked in warm water then drained, then put in the food processor with basil and garlic and lemon. It was fantastic.. This morning I had an apple, lime, mint, ginger spinache and coconut milk smoothie that was waonderfully refreshing. So many foods we could miss out on by staying in our ruts. I hope that this food plan does lead towards weight loss. So far I have not seen the scale more down but I have not been doing it consistently. Time will tell and having my DD here will certainly help.

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 9/10/2014 4:09PM

    emoticon No small feat you are dancing through!

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FITAT50 9/10/2014 2:39PM

    Rebecca, those meals sound delicious! When you get a chance add them to our Camper's Cookbook ;-)

Big Kudos to you for sticking to the Whole 30 plan!!!

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Bridge walk success!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Hubby and I had a great time walking the Mackinaw bridge this morning along with 30,000 others.

  
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GRANMALINDA 9/2/2014 11:56PM

    Fun, we used to live on the UP, many many years ago. Looks like a beautiful day.


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CHRISTINEBWD 9/2/2014 10:53PM

    emoticon Wow that looks like fun! Hope you got lots of steps!

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CHAR8026 9/2/2014 4:17PM

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Looks like a lot of fun.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/2/2014 10:00AM

    Oh, my, there must have been something special on the other side. lol

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FITAT50 9/2/2014 8:32AM

    Awesome!!!

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Day 7 Whole 30

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I am doing some batch cooking tonight as I am determined to stick to the Whole 30 plan and will need to take some of my own food for our trip on Sunday and Monday to walk the Mackinaw Bridge on Labor Day. I am hard boiling some eggs right now and made some chicken burgers earlier this evening.

Here's what I had for breakfast, it was a yummy egg scramble with spinach and onions and a mango sweet potato hash with a tbls of dried cranberries.



  
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CHRISTINEBWD 9/2/2014 10:56PM

    emoticon That breakfast looks delish!!! I love spinach!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 9/2/2014 4:11PM

    emoticon emoticon On planning ahead and sticking to Whole30 while away for the long weekend Rebecca! emoticon

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ADF1981 8/29/2014 7:35PM

    That mango sweet potato hash looks so good! Good luck with the whole 30.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/28/2014 11:57AM

    I don't know what the Whole 30 is but hope it help you.

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FITAT50 8/28/2014 8:35AM

    I'm so proud of you for continuing with Whole 30!! That breakfast looks delicious! Can you add the mango sweet potato hash to our Camper's Cookbook? I'd love to have the recipe.

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Putting it out there for everyone to see

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Did you all notice that I changed my tracker? It used to be the one that tracked my fitness minutes and it really helped to motivate me. Because I am doing so much better with consistent exercise I have decided to change my tracker to the one that shows my goal of pounds I want to lose and tracks those pounds coming off. I hate putting it out there for everyone to see but I think I need that accountability!


With this blog post I have made it even more public! How's that for a motivator!

  
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FITNHEALTHYKAL 7/11/2014 6:20AM

    One habit established emoticon ! emoticon

NEXT......You CAN and you WILL succeed at this next goal too! Baby steps and a lifestyle journey! emoticon emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 7/11/2014 4:59AM

    Is it interesting how our motivaton and accountability needs change. I have had my ticker show only the pounds lost (when I was afraid to post my actual weight), but as I became successful and lost over like 50 pounds I didn't mind putting the actual weight. It took a long time though... then I had a phase of doing the fitness minute tracker (which I think is great) when that was my main focus. You do what is right for you... and just remember, on Spark there is nothing to be embarrassed about... and look at it this way.. with such a wide variety of us on Spark, your starting weight is someones goal weight. So there is definitely nothing to be embarrassed about, we are all here for the same reason. emoticon emoticon

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DEBSZOO74 7/10/2014 10:32PM

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SLENDERELLA61 7/10/2014 8:49PM

    Congrats on establishing the exercise habit!! Way to go. Like your commitment shown with the new ticker, too. Best wishes for a joyous journey to your goal!

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FT4EVR 7/10/2014 8:47PM

    Hope it's been a healthy day! I will be watching your tracker! emoticon

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REALTYLADYLISA 7/10/2014 6:09PM

    There you go! Transparency, Accountability....Success!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 7/10/2014 1:49PM

    That's really getting it out there, now to work on your goals.

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FITAT50 7/10/2014 1:28PM

    Way to go Mudder!!!

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The buck stopped here

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Literally! During my glorious walk this morning I detoured through a wooded meadow and almost ran into a buck. He didn't seem very afraid of me and we stood quietly and assessed each other for a few minutes before each going our separate way. It was a pretty cool way to start the day.

  
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IRON_RESOLVE 7/4/2014 9:25AM

    It's always amazing just to see their antlers. Then you KNOW you've seen a Buck and not a Deer. We had company, and they looked outdoors, and saw two fawns with their mother, and then more deer pass by. I love nature!! Keep on getting fit and enjoying your walks

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CHAR8026 6/12/2014 5:13PM

    Oh wow, so very fun. I love nature, and what I see when I am just out and about.

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 6/1/2014 7:31AM

    You are blessed that you see so much wildlife on your walks!!!!

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STEPH-KNEE 5/31/2014 8:49PM

    That is awesome! :D

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FITAT50 5/31/2014 3:07PM

    How cool! I see ducks and rabbits, LOL.

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ALICIA214 5/31/2014 2:23PM

 


Beautiful animals aren't they? But we should always be aware that they are wild . and
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GAYLLYNNE 5/31/2014 12:36PM

    I love nature. Just be careful because it's mating season and they can be dangerous. Enjoy your walks!!!

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