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3/2/14 7:34 P

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Found the coconut cream! emoticon

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2/27/14 7:37 P

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I will look! Can't stand how the nut milks separate in coffee so if this works... I'll give it a shot!

I am investigating whether dairy could be partly responsible for my incredibly sensitive skin and unexplained "random" hives. Trying to pay attention to what I ate when I get them...

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2/27/14 9:00 A

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No, next to (or above) the light coconut milk there's a brown and white can. It's coconut cream. It's not pourable, it's thick like the stuff on top of a can of full fat coconut milk when it separates.

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2/26/14 4:39 P

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I have only seen the light coconut milk in a can at Joe's... you don't mean the beverage, right?

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2/24/14 9:02 A

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Hey D! We'll convert you yet. ;)

Definitely try the coconut cream in coffee (TJ's sells just the cream and it's cheaper than coconut milk and you don't have to worry about wasting anything else). SO good!

I need to rein myself back in this week. I feel really bloated, and I'm sure it has to do with the grains I've allowed back in. So I made Well Fed's Pad Thai for lunches, and will avoid all the other junk!

Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST
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2/23/14 11:28 P

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Gypsy, for whatever it's worth, I've been using coconut milk in my coffee and have gotten totally used to it, though I'm a died-in-the-wool coffee with cream gal. I don't mix it, just use the thick part out of the can (use the liquid for a smoothie).

I'm stuck between two challenges - using up stored food in my house, and staying paleo. So I've been eating some legumes, rice and even some homemade bread. Oh well, I'm feeling good, and staying away from processed foods, so it's all good for now.

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2/22/14 7:37 P

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Making your own coconut milk and ghee! emoticon Sounds advanced.

I'd be up for another Paleo challenge sometime, although I'm still not totally ready to give up dairy in my coffee and the supplemental legume-based protein, myself... I'm going with more of an "eat clean and mostly Paleo" philosophy.

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2/20/14 9:09 P

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I just started my Whole30 on Monday. I went 2 days without coffee, and could not stand it. The last couple of days I have had Almond milk with 1 Raw Stevia in each cup of coffee. Today I had 4 cups. I want to make this something I can live with, and the way it is now, except for maybe an occassional can of Cherry Diet Rite, I can live with this.I bought a big bag of Tilapi, and that could be the only protein I eat. I love it with cumin, garlic powder, and chili powder sprinkled on it.I do not know if I will be able to go the whole 30 days without weighing myself!!
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2/18/14 10:52 A

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Shelley, if you can give it a couple weeks you'll actually have more energy. My runs get so much better eating this way but that first couple weeks would have you not believe it. ;)

And sweet potatoes are your friend.

Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST
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2/17/14 3:46 P

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I'm new to this, is this going to be difficult for energy as I'm training for a 10k?
I go to the gym M-F which I have upped my workouts, I'm afraid I may not have the energy?
Yikes!

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2/12/14 11:01 A

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Sunflowerval,
I don't know if you ever visit Pinterest but if you do a search on whole30 or Paleo (whichever you are following) there are several posts for crockpot meals. You can shop and prep a dozen or so meals on a weekend, throw in freezer and then when you have a hectec day coming up pull one out and throw in the crockpot (I have throw totally frozen meals out of freezer bags and into the crock and had good luck - I generally up the setting to high to make up for the frozen ingredients ).

If you're not familiar with Pinterest, google it - you have to create an accout but then you "pin" things you find and they get associated with your account so that you can always find them.

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2/12/14 10:50 A

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Hi Everyone. I hope it's not to late to start. I just heard about the whole30 last week. I ordered the book, got it Monday afternoon and I'm starting today. So far the hardest part has been giving up cream in my coffee. Yes I know dairy is not Paleo but even though I joined the Paleo group a while ago I never fully committed - kind of kept my dairy products (and to be truthful was kind of 80/20 Paleo). But the book made a great point - if you had 10 cats but were allergic to cats and you decided to give up 9 cats you wouldn't really solve the problem.
I have never thought that I had any allergies to foods because I don't suffer common runny nose itchy eyes, throught.... it's time to find out and live my healthiest life. I am ready to commit to whole30 even though I have a warm weather vacation coming up at the end of the month. I will have a kitchenette available so I'm sure I can do it.

The book suggests an "after" photo - I suggest we all take a before picture for comparison - Not to share but for ourselves.

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2/11/14 10:08 A

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2/11/14 8:53 A

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Rule #1 of Whole30 is NO SCALE! Seriously, put it away until the end. ;)

Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST
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2/10/14 9:01 P

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Hi there CRISCIM! You know, I think my biggest challenge is decrease in energy level. I was never really one to indulge in junk food or sweets, so this just comes a little easier for me, but my energy levels have dropped significantly. I just want to sleep all day. I couldn't finish my usual Friday morning workout recently, which includes Body Pump and then Body Combat. I felt very fatigued. Now here on day 8 I'm feeling very bloated. The scale even went up about 2lbs as of this morning. I'm trying hard not to freak out, eek!

JECKIE, I've seen the timeline. It seems pretty spot on with what I'm experiencing.

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2/10/14 9:04 A

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You both are going to do just fine. Have you seen the timeline?

whole30.com/2013/08/revised-t
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I found it really true to form in my first round and still somewhat true in my second (especially "kill all the things". LOL!)

Keep it up! It's well worth it.

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2/9/14 11:40 P

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Hi Prtty8. I am on day 7 of my first "real" whole30. I tried before but didn't know what I was doing. Ended up doing a basic paleo for about 2 weeks. Anyways, it is nice to know that we are in this together, probably going through some of the same pains and gains together. Let me know what your biggest challenges are. Right now I think mine is that my family is bringing home cheesecake and chocolate. At least they don't eat it in front of me. emoticon

Anyways, I just wanted to say good luck and you are not alone.

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2/8/14 11:10 P

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Hi all! I just joined the team/group today 2/8/14 and I just completed day 6 on the Whole30. Prior to this, I've never done the Whole30 or Paleo. Man oh man, am I experiencing the "hangover" phase. At the completion of day 6, I'm starting to feel a little bit better. I'm determined to stay committed and will update as the days progress :)

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Here is another link to that blog www.tarable.blogspot.ca/p/whole30-30
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This is her whole 30 that she did in 1/2014 the previous link was her posting in 2012 I think.

I've carried extra lbs most of my life!
Started 9/27/13 determined to release myself from my 'FAT' cocoon ~ the colorful butterfly is emerging & flying!

SW 247 lbs 9/27/13
CW 184 lbs 9/12/14
GW 145 -135 lbs by 3/27/15

HT 5'7

Carbs 13-20 g; (5%)
Fat 96-140 g; (80%)
Protein 40-59 g; (15%)
calories 1077-1577
as of 8/14/14

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2/3/14 11:14 A

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Way to go! You really committed and did it 100%!

I think overall I ate better due to this challenge than I would have otherwise. My downfall was having a drink or two several nights each week (usually red wine, but still). I'm planning to stay pretty much on track while I'm traveling next week, then will launch back in with new enthusiasm on the 15th.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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2/3/14 9:25 A

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So I should have checked back in! :)

Finished my Whole30 on Friday. I feel really good,aside from the fact that I went way off road on Saturday and my 30-something self can't handle that much booze the way my 20-something self did! :)

Today's meals look a lot like last Monday's meals, which is where I should be. If I eat like that 90% of the time I do well.

Oh, overall I lost 5.4 pounds and 1 inch around my waist in January. I'll take it!

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I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.

Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/


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I had cornbread and a pack of peanut chews. Really light headed, going shopping on Monday.

Poly bags of vegetables, pears, oranges 2 grapefruits.

My stomach is happy, no musical notes nor foaming at the mouth. YEAH!

Yo ticker! Thank you for moving down:)
Turtle take 2 steps down...ugh! ugh!


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1/23/14 10:54 A

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Its been a long week, lots of challenges at work, I have been informed we will all be working overtime for the next couple months. Eating healthy is taking a lot more prep work than I thought, and our evenings are already jam packed with the gym and taking kids to activities. I wish there were more heat and serve already coked things from the grocery store I could turn to. I am probably just feeling overwhelmed and making a bigger deal out of eating healthy than I need to. emoticon

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1/19/14 5:10 P

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I've made my lunches for the week. I think I really struggle when I'm not prepared. I can bike without any swelling or adverse side effects. Very happy about that! I am hopeful that I will be running by February. Monday off this week so it will be just a 4 day work week for me. :)
I love the web site www.thefoodee.com for Paleo recipes. They will also break it down to Whole 30 and Paleo if you are looking for only Whole 30.

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1/19/14 11:51 A

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Jeckie, I'm happy to hear that it's going so well for you, and it makes me optimistic that the next time around will go better for me. I'm actually eating really well by most people's standards, so I hope I don't sound like I'm beating myself up. I'll keep doing what I'm doing and might make a fresh start on Whole30 when I get back from my Florida trip in mid-February. In the meantime, I've made some huge leaps forward in other areas of my life, so I'm actually very excited.

HappyEnzo, I think there are some recipes or at least meal ideas on this board. If not, I found this Whole 30 blog helpful:

www.tarable.blogspot.ca/p/whole30_6.
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Also, this is my Pinterest page, which is mostly paleo recipes:

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This time of year, I find it easiest to just crock pot a big cut of meat like a chuck roast, and then eat it as leftovers rounded out with a huge salad. This week I'm cooking a turkey tomorrow night, and then we'll have turkey soup, turkey salad and so on for the rest of the week. I also roast big pans of root vegetables and winter squash with just some fat (olive, coconut or ghee), salt and pepper, or even better put them in the pan under the turkey so they cook in the juices. Simple and delicious.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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1/19/14 10:43 A

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I'm late on this :( Not sure why I didn't get this until now.
I'm in! Except, I do use dairy, not crazy dairy (no milk) Are there good recipes on this site for Paleo, I'm still searching

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your word, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for they will become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny"~~by anonymous

"Whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, you must do all for the glory of God"
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1/18/14 10:13 P

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a good day and a nice dinner! I cannot get tired of grilled burgers- neither does my family! Had a great sweat in Zumba today and went grocery shopping alone- so I can concentrate. Also made the weekly lunch and dinner menu's with hubby and kiddos. I sure takes more time to plan and eat healthy and spend sometime on the weekend making things like kale chips, and cooking tons of chicken but its worth it- my knees are sure loving my eating better I can actually lunge with out bracing my kness- however still have to ice my ankle , had a nasty break 8 months ago and its bugging me a little.

True courage takes place when you think you cant try one more time....and you do it anyway.
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Sorry for those struggling. I am not, but I couldn't say what's making it easy this time. Day 19, and I feel good. I don't have much of an appetite, but that's ok. Ran 5 miles this morning, and aside from some hamstring aches from an earlier workout it felt good.

I'm making tomato meatball soup (from Mark's Daily Apple) tonight. Sounded good, and it's snowing like crazy so I really wanted soup.

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1/17/14 8:23 P

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Me too... for some reason I succumbed to the "leftover cake in the break room" email at the end of the day. Of course it had to be chocolate; I would have walked away from white cake. Stupid.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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Ok, I bombed today. One day won't kill me. But I need to plan better! It was the end of the week and I wasn't prepared. Bombed.

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I did really well today. I was also very busy. :) The day is almost over and I'm looking forward to relaxing with some tea.

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I hit a roadblock last night, I had a great workout in the evening came home and ate sweet potatoe and chicken meatballs. but then..... I got into those stupid popcorn tins that my daughters got for Xmas from their grandma- they don't like the carmal corn...so I ate three cups....omg! I MUST throw out the TINS tonight!!!!!!
I'm sad but I have still come a long way this year, so I wont beat myself up too much and I will move on.

True courage takes place when you think you cant try one more time....and you do it anyway.
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1/15/14 9:36 A

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Good morning!
Day 15 - halfway through the month! :) I'm doing ok, though I'm pretty bored. Which is ridiculous, since I have plenty to eat. Mostly I crave things to drink that I shouldn't have.

Last night DBF made spaghetti squash with a tomato/parsnip sauce and meatballs. It was delish. And my workout was finally good again (I hate the first couple weeks of workouts on Whole30).

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I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.

Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/


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Sorry! My PC had technical difficulties and I posted twice.

Edited by: LUV-2-RUN at: 1/15/2014 (08:37)
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I also lost my focus this week at work. I let a bites of chocolate here and there slip in. I was very discouraged Monday when I went back and tried walking all day in a shoe instead of using my walking boot. I can't do that yet. I can on the weekends when I'm not up and around as much. Maybe next week.

Today the registration opens for an Ultra I run every year. So, I need to remind myself of the end goal and what I'm working toward and not the short term set backs or obstacles that will only last a week or so more! :)

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You guys are all doing awesome!

I haven't been able to figure out why i haven't committed to this challenge as much as I had planned to when I started it. But I realized that I've been making some pretty fundamental shifts in habits in other areas of my life (financial stuff mostly) and also getting used to using my home gym, so I think that's kind of taking a certain share of my commitment right now. Still making paleo meals though - tonight we had chicken thighs baked with onions and mushrooms, glazed carrots and golden beets and sauteed spinach. So still eating better than I did in November/December, but turning my focus to some other stuff while my mind is open to it. I did turn down a slice of cake a coworker brought over to me yesterday, and honestly didn't want it at all, which was nice.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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Day 12!

Yesterday was my challenge - dining out. Fortunately, we chose a good place and I ate just fine.

I have been 100% for 12 days. No scale, as Whole30 rules that out for 30 days, but I feel good.

I miss chocolate, and would have loved to have a drink last night. Otherwise, really I'm not missing much.

Today I made coconut milk (and my blender died), roasted carrots and parsnips, and have Rogan Josh from Well Fed simmering on the stove. :)

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Outside influences do make it more difficult. I know starting back to work through me a little.

I'm planning and cooking for the week today. Hoping to drop another couple pounds this week! Hoping! I decided to gift myself with a Nike watch when I hit 135. :)

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Day 12 and going strong. emoticon

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Glad you're able to get back to rowing!

This week was OK for me, but I can do better. I did my shopping this morning after picking up my Bountiful Baskets produce, and then put together a meal plan for the week based up on the ingredients I have on hand.

I picked up some Epic bars at the natural foods store since they were on sale - one each of turkey, beef and bison. If they're good I'll stock up on them for my Florida trip. I also found some unsweetened banana chips, which only have 2 grams of sugar per serving, so I'm thinking those might be a pretty decent portable snack. I'm hoping my hotel will have some sort of salad bar/buffet that I can get once a day, and then get by on my own snacks the rest of the time.

My weight popped back up as soon as I had a couple non-strict days, but I think I'm down 2-3 pounds overall. I was really liking it when I was down 5.2 pounds after the first week. I'm not stressing about it too much though, because I can see my legs getting more muscular, so if I'm staying the same weight or losing just a bit, that means my body comp is improving.

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It's been a fairly good week. I am down 4 since I weighed in. I have days where I eat too many almonds for sure. I'm planning for next week this weekend. It worked so well to have everything planned out and ready to go! I'm out of my walking boot entirely and happy to say I can row as long as I elevate after. :)

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We had an awesome taco salad last night. We didnt miss the beans or tortilla chips at all- totally kid approved. I had my kids help me make it and put out lots of different veggies, then made them pick at least 3 different veggies per salad- worked great.
My biggest challenge for myself has been wanting to stress eat nuts, nuts, nuts.
Also, craving desert as are my kids- I think I will make deserts (paleo of course) on the weekends.


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I realized yesterday I haven't been eating enough, so upped my veggies at lunch and made sure there was enough fat in my breakfast. Hopefully that will help my crazy mood. :)

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This blogger posted photos of every meal for her Whole30. Might provide some good meal inspiration.
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Yesterday and today have been much better. Probably too many nuts today. I need to adapt my eating schedule because I haven't really been hungry each day until 10-11, so if I eat breakfast at that time, I really just need a snack in the afternoon to get me through my workout before dinner. Need to plan better for that afternoon snack and just bring my breakfast to work with me instead of a lunch. I think the alternate eating schedule will take a little tweaking, but so far it seems to be what my body wants when I'm eating well with plenty of fat.

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I'm getting a little worn out and I'm really glad I planned for the week. Yesterday my foot was so swollen I had to sit and ice it most of the night. Today it's better but I don't want to walk around the kitchen getting tons ready. I had fish and carrots for dinner. Easy. I'm going to pack on of my lunches for tomorrow. :) Staying strong!!

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Dining out is tough, for certain. There have been times I just don't eat (I don't eat fast food anyway, but my siblings love it).

Last night's dinner was simple burgers topped with sauteed veggies, and a side of steamed veggies.

Breakfast this morning was sweet potatoes, apple, and chicken sausage fried in coconut oil and topped with 2 eggs. I eat a variant of this most mornings, but this morning's was very good.

For lunch I made a chicken salad out of chicken, avocado, grapes, almonds and sesame oil. Put that atop a bunch of baby spinach and Tessamae's Raspberry Vin.

Dinner I'm eating at a friend's house so I offered to bring salmon. I'll top it with Tessamae's Cracked Pepper marinade and bake. Yum. (and yes, I'm a Tess's junkie...)

Day 8, and I'm feeling pretty good. Tough run last night, but I'm not sure if that's diet related or because I had a hard workout on Sunday.

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Jeckie- I'm gonna check out your pintrest for some meal inspirations.

Tonight we had meatloaf for dinner, strawberries for desert. Both were again kid approved, one kiddo was bummed that I snuck veggies inside the meatloaf but she ate most of it anyway.
At 8:00 pm I officially closed the kitchen to myself and the kids- not sure if hubby will go along with this... hoping so.

I am excited to make these healthy changes for my however, I want to keep it to just a few things at a time- as to not overload and keep it more in a "stick to it" mode.

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I had a few "off the wagon" meals between when my husband got home on Friday, and going to an evening meeting with coworkers where I had to go along with a plan that was different than I originally expected. Subway - bleah. Staying on-plan when eating at home and need to double-up on my determination when I'm out.

Have a pot of paleo turkey chili on the stove right now.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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I went back to work today and I'm sorry to say I had a few pieces of chocolate. My day went well except for that, but I need to strengthen my resolve. There is so much junk at work.

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Val, definitely not butter but what does it say about sweet potatoes? Even Whole30 allows them.

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Go get it, Lara!

I wish I felt the same way about coconut milk in my coffee. I don't love it. I deal, though. :) I'm on day 7 (second time around) and feeling pretty good.

Check out the Whole9Life forums (run by the authors of ISWF) for some great info on what to expect... I especially love the timeline because it's humorously accurate about how many times this goes.

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My Supervisor at work did whole 30m with amazing results and shes starting up again.

Thank you for the lunch ox ideas link!!!!!

Last night was grilled chicken and green beans for dinner.
I have been reading Paleo for beginners and finding a few things I thought were ok but are not....like sweet potatoes, butter? I have some tweaking to do. kids still eat ketchup.

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I started the Whole 30 today! I'm pretty excited about it. So excited that I started my own Spark Team for it: Whole30. Come on over and join, if you'd like!

I finished the book, "It Starts With Food" today and I must say that I'm very impressed with how the authors explain the science behind why this is the best way for humans to eat.

My name is Lara, and my team goal is to stay on the Whole30 meal plan each day. That's it.

Oh, and I learned that coconut milk (the full fat variety) in my coffee is heavenly! Who would have thought?!




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Have you seen Nom Nom Paleo's series of lunch box ideas?

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Turkey Sausage and cauliflower rice worked out nice for dinner- even got my daughters to eat it which is a major score- I write all my dinners that are kid approved on index cards- This helps me plan my weekly meals.
I wish I could find more kid lunch box ideas.

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I do that too. Meat is great to have to toss into salads or stir fry quickly.

I'm making ghee... mostly because I'm tired of coconut oil. I'd like some buttery eggs. :) I miss my dairy a LOT. I allow it during my normal times.


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I've got meats marinating for a couple hours. Then I'm going to cook them and break them up into lunches and a few dinners for the week. :) I'll make the veggies as I go, fruits are easy.

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I'm going a bit overboard with the almonds today. I'm shaky. I had an apple with lunch thinking it was low carbs, but, it hasn't helped. Maybe it's just the day....

I'm going to have to try the herring! I do love fish. :) I've heard of Crown Prince before, but, I've never tried it.

Ok, here's the original recipe. I've just substituted fish because I don't always have shrimp on hand.

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Hmm, I don't know if I've ever eaten fish and eggs together. I think it was in Well Fed 2 where I saw a recipe that was something like sardines with veggies and eggs. It seemed like it would be worth a try, and easy since it uses canned sardines. I usually keep the Crown Prince kippered herring around for "protein emergencies" since they taste good right out of the can (especially the cracked pepper).

I lasted 21 hours on my fast. DH was supposed to be flying in at 7 pm so I thought I'd just tell him to fend for himself when he got home. He ended up catching an earlier flight, and honestly, I was feeling a tad light-headed for driving, so when I picked him up at the airport and he asked if I wanted to go get something to eat, I said yes, vs. sitting around feeling kind of off the rest of the night. I will try again for a 36 hour fast after a couple days of lower-carb eating and see how that works. Should be fine if I get my workout done the morning of the fast. This will be a helpful exercise for me because it takes away the excuse of "needing" to eat every few hours as a reason for eating junk instead of being a little hungry until I can find real food. That might be a really handy skill to have when I go to my conference in Florida next month.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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I weighed in and set my ticker. :)
It's snowing like crazy so it may be a good day to make my lunch meals for the week. I was going o wait until Sunday or Monday, (I return to work Tuesday), but today may just be perfect for it. :) They boys have left for a wrestling match and won't be back for a while. The house is very quiet. Diet is going well. I'm nervous about returning to work and intend to plan every meal for a while.
I have a fall back meal. I think everyone does. It's what you make when you don't really want to cook or what you planned on cooking is still frozen. Ingredients you happen to have around the house all the time. Mine is fish and eggs. Any frozen veggie can be served with it. I cook up the fish with garlic and parsley, then scramble the eggs and combine to finish cooking. It's easy and tastes good. I happen to love fish and eggs so this dish is perfect for me.

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I'm bad about keeping recipes. I have a board of Paleo recipes on Pintrest, and I have more cookbooks than I know what to do with, and often I just make stuff up as I go. :)

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I use recipe box on my iPad/iPhone. I can share all my recipes via email with anyone who has the same app. Not all are Paleo, most are and are categorized as Paleo. For the ones that aren't I find it simple to change out ingredients, but don't categorize them as Paleo because I share with my sister and don't want to mislabel them.

My stitches came out today! Yeah! I also am now whirring only an ace bandage and a shoe with supportive insert. Progress. :)

Diet is going well. I think my niece and I are going to meet and pick recipes for the week to make ahead of time. I am going to try standing no the scale in the morning since I don't need to boot. I still don;t distribute my weight evenly, but, hopefully enough so the scale no longer reads error.

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My family and I have tried the Paleo lifestyle off and on in 2013. When on it, it was the best thing for us. When off, it was pretty bad. So this year we decided we are going to be more consistent. So far it's been good. We have a pattern down and everyone is enjoying it! I weigh in on Sat. and can't wait!

I'm doing the Paleo for many reasons not just the weight loss. I must say my energy is starting to return and my cravings are down. Most importantly I can feel a big difference in my digestion/gut. I'm not having problems with sleeping, as of yet.

I'd be happy to trade recipes if anyone is interested. emoticon

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I'm trying a fast today! Thought I'd tell you guys so I don't give up later today. I ate at 9 last night, so won't eat until 9 am tomorrow. Just tea, water and black coffee.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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Good morning, day 3. :) Only thing I'm craving is to step on the scale. Hah!

Yesterday went well. Working from home makes it harder, but I was good. Ate my salad as planned, was hungry mid-afternoon and had a few nuts. Dinner was homemade turkey burgers (the store ones have cheese in them), and mashed parsnips. Yum.

This morning I changed breakfast up and sauteed an apple in coconut oil with a bit of cinnamon. Then cooked up 2 slices of bacon and scrambled 2 eggs with onions and peppers. Simple yummy breakfast.

I have ground beef out for lunch as I have a craving for red meat (this point in my cycle I always crave red meat). I'll likely cook up brussel sprouts to go with it. Dinner is going to be steak (hmm... red meat twice in one day. Don't love it, but ah well...) and whatever veggie D wants to cook as he's the dinner guy. ;)

I need to hit up the store today once I can get out in this storm and pick up more avocados and coconut milk. I misjudged how much of each I would need.

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Very good day. I feel like I've lost. I don't want to weigh with a boot on my foot and the scale only read error when I stand on one foot. :) I normally loose very slowly. Feeling great though. Tons of energy. I am worried about staying strong when I go back to work next week. I will need to plan every day out. I think I'll be able to get away with cooking only twice during the week and using leftovers the other evenings. I think Tuesday and Thursday I'lll cook. On the weekend I'lll make extra meals that can be frozen. Which reminds me. I need to thaw some chicken for tomorrow!

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Good morning!

day 1 was good. Only ate 2 meals, as I didn't get out of bed until late (being up to 1:30 the night before). "Brunch" was a saute of sweet potato, apple, onion, Niman thai sausage, done in coconut oil topped with 2 eggs. It was good. Dinner was a piece of salmon baked in Tessamae's Cracked Pepper marinade, and a spinach salad with Tessamae's raspberry vinaigrette. Also tasty. I did a quick half hour run as well. And I did my weigh/measure. The scale is making me nuts, which is why I don't weigh often - I'm down in size and up in pounds (by like 15!) Glad to not have to weigh again until Feb 1.

Day 2 breakfast was similar to day 1, but no apple and I added red peppers. I am not feeling well today, so I didn't love it but I don't think it was because it wasn't good. I have lunch packed (salad topped with blackened chicken and a homemade strawberry balsamic, and a baked sweet potato) but I'm likely to go home before I eat it as the snow is falling and I've been pretty much thrown out of the office. :) I had a cup of coffee with coconut milk in it. Not loving it, but I may get used to it (my normal "paleo-ish" diet allows for dairy because I'm not sensitive, but I'm trying to be good about Whole30 and follow it right).

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My first day Paleo- hubby is on board and so are my kiddos ( well somewhat).
Friata for breakfast- wasn't so good- I will keep trying. We have chickens so eggs are limitless for my experiments.
Dinner was more on the fly tonight as my meat did not unthaw on time.
went to the grocery store- got some meatballs not very paleo :(
eating with broccoli, zucchini and some homemade applesauce since I had apples trying to go bad.
I went overboard on some macadamia nuts today.
did I mention I am also cold turkey quitting diet soda....

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Day 6.5 - energy seems to be on the upswing. I ran my 3.7 mile route in about 30 minutes, which is a nice, lively pace for me, then did some squats and deadlifts.

Tried out something new in the form of elk medallions for dinner. Very tasty, like super-lean beef. Too expensive to put in regular rotation. I also have some ostrich burgers and some pate I made with grass-fed beef liver in the fridge. It seemed like this challenge was a good excuse to try a few new proteins.

Since I haven't been on a work schedule, I've been tending towards a large, late breakfast, maybe a small afternoon snack, and then a later dinner. I might translate this into an early lunch and late dinner when I get back to work next week. The two meals plus a snack seems to work well for me and it's that much less planning, cooking and cleanup.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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What's really funny, is that I found an old MMM blog post last night all about Paleo. One of Mark Sisson's staff contacted him because he thought the his and Mark's life philosophies were similar, and that is what sent MMM down the low-carb/semi paleo pathway. There's lots of interesting reading in the comments section of the blog - he has lots of smart followers.

www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/08/07/m
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money-mustache-vs-marks-daily-apple/


I was pretty excited when I stepped on the scale this morning. I just *felt* thinner when I woke up this morning, despite having 2 pints of cider for NYE (oops, broke a rule...), and sure enough, weighed in at 163.2, so almost 5 pounds down, and the lowest number I've seen on the scale since at least September, if not before that. I'm sure most of it is water weight, but it's nice just feeling lighter, and seeing some tangible progress.

I made up a coffee creamer hack that I'm pretty proud of. It's not totally non-dairy, but almost. A can of coconut milk, bunches of cinnamon, 1 t vanilla, and about 1/4-1/2 cup plain kefir. I made it without the kefir at first, and that would probably be fine with better coconut milk, but the stuff I had seemed really bland. The little bit of kefir gave it a bit more of a cream flavor for just a little bit of fermented dairy. Very happy with the flavor!

Hope your foot heals up soon so you can get back to rowing and eventually skiing!

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
5K PR: 23:40
10K PR: 48:57
HM PR: 1:59:37
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MMM is a very enjoyable read! I don't know that I've ever looked up stoicism and what it entails.

Yesterday went well. My Dr is not wanting me to row just yet. She said Friday isn't that far off and to wait. She's right, the stitches are placed on the side of my heel and the movement will most likely rub them. It rubs them when I walk. So, I can wait a few more days. I'm getting closer to loosing the boot entirely and will be able to run again soon! Keeping my diet in line right now is my main priority and I've got a plan for today as well. I've had spinach and eggs for breakfast. I'm marinating chicken in a tandoori sauce for lunch or dinner and will have fish for the other meal. Brussell sprouts and broccoli for my veggies! :) There is a light dusting of snow (more like frost) this morning. It's beautiful, cold, but beautiful. Come February I should be cleared to ski as well. I can't wait!!!

Happy New Year!!!!

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Here is my blog from today:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Since I'm off work until next week, I've been avidly reading the Mr. Money Mustache blog, which coincided with my winter project of rounding up unused stuff to get donated, and do some general organization and money management. To my surprise, I was reading MMM's blog comparing his approach to lift to Stoicism, and for some reason it resonated with me as far as the paleo diet. Maybe I am just in a coconut-oil-induced haze, but these things all seem very interrelated to me. The Stoics basically said that happiness comes from work, and making conscious choices to not react to negativity, while taking maximum joy in the good things in life. I think the corollary here is to pare down to foods that truly make us healthy, and enjoy them to the maximum, while not dwelling on the foods that don't make us healthy. On the contrary, Hedonism would be defined by the SAD diet, where foods are chosen for maximum, instant pleasure/gratification, not resulting in maximal long-term happiness. The wise Mr. Mustache has, coincidentally, adopted more or less a paleo/primal diet lately as well.

www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/10/02/w
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How's that for some deep thoughts from my shallow mind on a Monday night?

He also posted this article on fat as a food budget saver, which I thought was interesting, because I hadn't looked at my stash of oils that way before.
www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/04/18/t
he
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Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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10K PR: 48:57
HM PR: 1:59:37
30K: 2:57:44


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Good day. I made some awesome roasted cabbage. 😊 I went a little overboard with the almonds though. I'm feeling great. After Friday I think the dr will clear me it workout. I was thinking of going and rowing anyway. I had foot surgery on the 20th and I'm not sure that raising my heart rate will hurt my foot. I'm going to call tomorrow and check. I miss workouts!

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Shopping today. :) Always fun. I'm on the hunt for approved chicken sausage. Not easy to find!

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I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.

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Jeckie, I hope you'll check in here while you're doing your Whole 30!

Things are continuing to go well here. Husband left for Canada today, so I have a week without having to look at the chips he's always bringing into the house. I got the Twister Jar for my Blendtec yesterday, and just broke it in making some pumpkin "fudge" - tried sweetening it with a banana, but it still needed a bit of honey. About 2 T for 8 servings, so within acceptable limits, IMO.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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10K PR: 48:57
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I am loving finding and using Paleo recipes. How much fun is that...

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Today went well. I dug up some old paleo recipes and tomorrow I'm off to shop for some spices. :)

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I'm doing Whole 30 (again) in January, starting on the first (for lots of good reasons). Looking forward to it - it's a great kick-start. :)

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I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.

Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/


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That is awesome! And inspiring. I loose slowly. It will take me a week to loose a couple pounds.
Thank you fro the recipe. I'm going to give it a try. I had broccolli with breakfast this morning. love my eggs and will add almost anything to them.

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I sort of winged it with the crackers this time. I threw the following in the blender:

1 cup whole flax
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pepitas

Buzzed that until it was a rough meal, then added about 1/2 cup of sesame seeds, then took half of the mixture out and stuffed it in the freezer for a batch later.

To the other half, I added about 1/2 cup of coconut flour, 1 small egg and a generous tablespoon of melted coconut oil, plus some herbs, pepper and a pinch of salt. Then it needed a little bit of water to pull together into a dough consistency, maybe 1-2 tablespoons.

This was only my second time trying to make them, the first time they were really fragile and I couldn't cut them into squares once they were baked, plus they were kind of lumpy and as a result, baked unevenly. I had better luck with these, rolling them out between two sheets of tinfoil, then peeled off the top layer, slid the bottom layer right onto a baking sheet, and scored them with a pizza cutter BEFORE baking, and put a tiny big of maldon sea salt on top. 350 for about 20 minutes seemed to do the trick. I didn't time them, just kept an eye until they were nicely brown around the edges. They are pretty good, though I could have gone heavier on the herbs.

Today has been great so far. Eating healthy and feeling great. Weight was down almost 2 pounds this morning vs. yesterday. I'm allowing for either a cider or red wine on Saturday nights, so having a glass of pinot now and being sure to savor it since I know I don't get another one until next weekend!

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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10K PR: 48:57
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Today went well, but I went over with the almonds. Lettuce wraps with smoked salmon! Wow, so good.

Do you have a recipe for the Paleo crackers? I like soup sometimes I'd like some crackers with it. Bake a couple zucchini and add tomato paste and spices with almond milk for a wonderful soup.

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Glad you had a good day!

Today went well for me - first full day of vacation, so I had some time to do some prep cooking. Now have fermented veggies, avocado sauce, hard boiled eggs and paleo crackers in the fridge, and a fresh batch of ghee on the counter.

Breakfast: Zucchini and ham, and scrambled eggs with green chile
Pre-run snack: Paleo crackers and 2 clementines
Lunch: Leftover leg of lamb in lettuce wraps with olives and avocado tatziki sauce, plus some leftover roasted root veggies and a couple dried apricots
Dinner: Seared ahi tuna, asparagus with $hitake mushrooms (spark flags that as profanity), and parsley cauli-rice.

ETA: weight this morning = 168. Goal weight is between 155-160.

Edited by: KAPELAKIN at: 12/27/2013 (19:49)
Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
5K PR: 23:40
10K PR: 48:57
HM PR: 1:59:37
30K: 2:57:44


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It's almost the end of the day and today went so much better. Certainly having the boys on board helped. :) Tomorrow is another day.

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Eggs and sausage for breakfast. I went to the store and bought a few more veggies. The boys are prepared and won't offer me any treats. :) I'll check back after lunch. Have a good one!

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I had some dairy today - I don't know if I can bring myself to throw out perfectly good organic whipping cream, so I will probably use it up and then not buy any more. The big block of Kerrygold cheese will get vacuum packed and wait for me until February. Otherwise, it was a good day. Ignored the chocolate mint pie my boss brought to the office and ate a can of sardines instead.

Oh, and I didn't want to rush anyone into something the day after Christmas - I know it takes a little time to plan and shop and get rid of leftovers. Feel free to join in whenever works for you - this is a challenge to make your own!

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Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
5K PR: 23:40
10K PR: 48:57
HM PR: 1:59:37
30K: 2:57:44


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Today was not that easy with all the boys eating pie and other goodies left from Thanksgiving. I failed. Tomorrow I will need a better plan. Telling them that I was going to diet half way through the day didn't go well either. The boys have promised to support me throughly starting tomorrow and hopefully won't eat the last of the goodies in front of me! Ugh! I think planning out meals for tomorrow may be necessary to stay strong. I keep you all updated, it will help me for sure. :)

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Count me in....just got a Paleo Comfort Food cookbook I'm anxious to get started on.

Jude

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Cool!

I don't seem to have a problem with small amounts of dairy, but I've let my intake creep up too much over the last couple months, and have noticed a slight increase in congestion.

The hardest part will be coffee, because I love coffee with cream, but will either do bulletproof coffee or have it with coconut milk instead. My chickens will be happy to convert the rest of my Greek yogurt into delicious eggs for me.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
5K PR: 23:40
10K PR: 48:57
HM PR: 1:59:37
30K: 2:57:44


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Yes! I have had a few Andes mints this morning. I had eggs and cheese for breakfast. I'm going Paleo with dairy. I never fully get rid of dairy and it works for me. But I'm ready and don't want to wait until the new year to start. I don't go back to work until the 7th. The house is full of healthy food and junk food. Between my 2 boys and my husband I think the junk can be disposed of by them. :) A partner in this will be most helpful!

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I am going to start a Whole 30, or something close to it, tomorrow. Is anyone else in for a January challenge? Maybe we can help keep each other motivated?

This is sort of for kicking the new year off right, but I don't see any reason to wait until the first to get started. Need to go grocery shopping today, re-read It Starts With Food, and banish some junk from the house. I'm on vacation for the next week and DH will be out of town for a few days, so it's an ideal time to get a fresh start, diet-wise.

*No grains
*No beans
*No beer
*No dairy except ghee
*No added sugar

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
5K PR: 23:40
10K PR: 48:57
HM PR: 1:59:37
30K: 2:57:44


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