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Old 01-11-2013, 07:31 PM   #151
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I survived company Day 1!

I had to pick my brother up earlier than expected so I didn't get chicken cooked. I took a packet of salmon & had that for dinner instead of pasta.

I also had salad & green beans - the dressing was already on the salad & it was balsamic - had sugar. Green beans are not Paleo but I am fine with eating them anyway. Can't think of a good reason not to.

I turned down repeated offers of wine & skipped the ice cream for dessert.

Tomorrow is lunch at Mom's & dinner out after a movie.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:08 PM   #152
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:11 PM   #153
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #154
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I think we are going to Bonefish Grill for dinner. That should be easy.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #155
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Both sound wonderful!!

time for bed!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:37 PM   #156
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I think so, too!

I am finishing up my tea & heading to bed.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:53 AM   #157
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Deb, I copied/pasted from the whole 30 site. They are okay with green beans and peapods. (the reason is below) (I snack on sugar snap peas dipped in mayo or another fat based dip as something quick and easy)

Certain legumes. We’re fine with green beans, sugar snap peas and snow peas. While they’re technically a legume, these are far more “pod” than “bean,” and green plant matter is generally good for you.

Good for you on dinner last night. It sounded like a nice night with your family.

to everyone else, I'm posting yesterday's menu to keep me accountable...

Menu/Exercise 1/11-
B-coffee, sausage, eggs
Yoga
L-I turned my leftover chicken into a mushroom & chicken soup. It was really yummy!
S- sugar snap peas, tea
S-blueberries w/ coconut milk
D (late which was the reason for the second snack)-half of a large ribeye, half of a baked sweet potato w/ coconut oil & clarified butter, HUGE salad w/ EVOO & salt/pepper
(the rest of the family had feta cheese on their salad. I left it on the side to sprinkle on top once it was on their plate)
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:50 AM   #158
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I never think of green beans as "beans".

There may come a time when I have to experiment with giving up dairy completely, life just doesn't seem worth living without cheese
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:12 PM   #159
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I never think of green beans as "beans".

There may come a time when I have to experiment with giving up dairy completely, life just doesn't seem worth living without cheese
I don't think of green beans as beans either. It wouldn't have even occurred to me that they were if they hadn't been mentioned specifically in the "fine print"

I don't know if its giving up dairy or alcohol lets me lose weight. I do know that I cheese so I can easily overdo it. That will be the first post-whole 30 addition for me, but only in small amounts and only really good cheese, (well, that & I'll go back to regular (grass-fed) butter to cook with) I will probably stay mostly where I am now with what I'm eating.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:56 PM   #160
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Technically green beans are not Paleo. They seem to be a subject of much controversy.

I had a wonderful Day 2 of company! I had a salad at Chili's for lunch (hold the croutons please!) & this evening we went out to dinner at Bonefish Grill (a new client of my brother) & I had grilled rainbow trout & steamed asparagus. Very good.

I spent the last two days saying no thanks to wine & almost caved this evening - but I just had water. SIL caught on to my WOE quickly & was even pointing out foods on the menu that would work for me.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:58 PM   #161
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I never think of green beans as "beans".

There may come a time when I have to experiment with giving up dairy completely, life just doesn't seem worth living without cheese
Feeling that way about cheese is one reason I did give up dairy.
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Feeling that way about cheese is one reason I did give up dairy.
Good point.

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I said no to cake last night! It was a family member's birthday. No cake for me. But they had the Carbsmart ice cream, so I had a scoop of that.

Doing well! So far, so good!
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WTG turning down the cake, Speck!

If I could have just a taste of cheese and stop I might keep cheese in my diet. I really did not think I could manage without dairy but I've actually found I don't miss it.

I have not found pork belly but I did find salted pork (salted pork belly according to the meat guy). I tried it this morning & don't care for it. It is too thick, too fatty, too chewy.

I think I will just do get bacon once in a while. I am not sure which is a better choice - sugar-free with nitrates or nitrate-free with sugar? I think probably no nitrates?

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:44 AM   #164
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A quick hi to my challenger friends! A big "you can do it" if you are struggling and a YAY if you are doing well. I had great days and average days since I last weighed last Monday. I'll weigh tomorrow to see if it was good enough to lose anything.

I'm trying to spend less time on my forums and Facebook so that I can get some things done! Sorry for the short post!
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:36 AM   #165
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Just popping in to say to everyone. I'm still doing well, just busy.
Hang in there and keep the momentum going!
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:36 PM   #166
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Me, too! I've got my food choices under control. I've been doing my Primal Blueprint exercises every morning, and taking my supplements everyday. Now, if only I could see some reward on the scale! grrrrr!
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #167
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I'm doing well, too. I'm happy eating my simple foods.

The longer I work at this healthy lifestyle (it is so much more than food!) the happier & more energetic I become. I'm getting more accomplished at home. I'm at the gym working out. People are commenting! Life is good!

I could get used to feeling this good but I am positive it will get even better!
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:01 AM   #168
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Good morning-

I thought I would share my paleo legal anniversary dinner menu with you all. (I'm proud of me for staying whole 30 AND having a special meal with my hubby!) It was a little fruit heavy for every day, but yummy!

appetizers-
(there was white wine for hubby and sparkling water-in a wine glass- for me)
cheese (for DH, I skipped it) and proscuitto (or bacon) wrapped pineapple
Main course-
salmon w/ dairy free pesto sauce (I made the pesto in advance so the clean up was done and the flavors could meld)
roasted asparagus w/ EVOO & seasalt.
(I forgot to pull the salad out, but we didn't miss it)
Dessert-
I fanned two very large strawberries and put them back to back in coconut cream (I had regular whipped cream in my ISI cream whipper, but DH decided he didn't want any dessert because he was full) The strawberries looked elegant like something at a fancy (aka expensive) restaurant.

Deb, glad to hear that you are happy eating this way. I feel the same way about having more energy and being more focused.

Speck, maybe use measurements instead of the scale as a sign of progress. Sometimes the scale can be REALLY frustrating!

I hope everyone else is doing well. Pop in and give us an update!
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Sounds like a lovely dinner Kellydawne. Happy anniversary!

I have tried measuring, but darned if I cannot seem to do them in *exactly* the same places. My measurements are all over the place. grr.
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Sounds like a lovely dinner Kellydawne. Happy anniversary!

I have tried measuring, but darned if I cannot seem to do them in *exactly* the same places. My measurements are all over the place. grr.
Thanks!

I seem to not hit the same spot for measurements all the time either. I do log them online every couple of weeks (not measuring or weighing for my whole 30 though)
I have a small scar on my forearm that I use as a marker there, so that's pretty much always the same spot but otherwise...
I have a pair of pants that I'm using to mark progress. They were really tight just after Christmas so when they fit again I'll know I've lost inches.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:56 PM   #171
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Sounds yummy Kelly!!
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We had dinner at a friend's house tonight. I was a little concerned since there is always wine and other yummy stuff, but knew he always dones a simple meat for the main course so I wouldn't go hungry. He had lobster tail & brussel sprouts I say no thanks to the adult beverages and sodas and YEAH ME!
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:39 AM   #174
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Hi friends! I am VERY LATE to gs party. I was very excited to start Jan 1 then January just got away from me, but I am starting my whole30+ journey today. I want to keep an open mind about it going longer than 30 days because when I did my first whole30 in September I wish I went longer than the 30.

I am happy to have the support here. Looks like everyone is doing quite well. Here's to my day 1!
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:31 AM   #175
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Labmini- its never too late to start! Welcome to our January challenge! Mine will go into Febuary and probably beyond with very few changes because I feel so much better eating this way.
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What a great anniversary dinner, Kelly! Happy Anniversary!

Coffee may not be perfectly Paleo (I've read that the only 100% real Paleo beverage is water) but I have a feeling it would have been if they'd known about it! lol...

Welcome, Labmini!

I'm not following a specific plan & don't really think I fit any of them perfectly but I am probably closest to Paleo. I was eating this way before January & will continue. I did get a wee bit more strict with the challenge. I feel so good eating this way I plan keep it as my long-term lifestyle way of eating.

I'm doing well, love eating healthy foods. My snowbird friend is in town until April & we'll be going out some. I expect some food challenges to come up. I don't expect to have trouble sticking to my food but I am going to be tempted to have some wine along the way. She never misses a chance for wine with dinner!
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #177
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Good for you, Kelley! I have not been so strong with the adult beverages. lol

Labmini, Welcome! Best wishes on the Whole 30! You'll notice, I'm not doing Whole 30, but I came to this thread to get support to get back on track with my primarily primal way of eating.

DiamondDeb, I say phooey on nothing but water! I am 99% certain our paleolithic ancestors consumed brewed concoctions of all kinds, think "herbal tea" type things. Perhaps not coffee, but those that say "only water" probably haven't given it much thought.
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DiamondDeb, I say phooey on nothing but water! I am 99% certain our paleolithic ancestors consumed brewed concoctions of all kinds, think "herbal tea" type things. Perhaps not coffee, but those that say "only water" probably haven't given it much thought.
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So only day 2 and I need to start counting my whole 30+ again. The sun butter I had yesterday and this morning has evaporated cane juice in it...aka sugar!

So it's day -1 for me today

I'm not too concerned about restarting my count, it's just a minor hurdle and I am glad I figured it out now not later!

Have a good day everyone!
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