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9/7/14 9:04 P

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Although I didn't need the confirmation, I got it last night after eating pizza (it was my own homemade, but I ate too much of a "good" thing) and I paid for it miserably most of the day today. The silver lining is that I didn't stray at all today, Need a good detox especially since I'm heading out for a short 3-day vacation on Tuesday. I won't crash and burn while gone, but I won't be perfect either.

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9/7/14 10:21 A

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Thanks for the tip Trina! I'm check out Chris Kresser's Paleo Code on Amazon. It might be time for me to check out one or more of Mark Sisson's book's too. I like his blog, and I want to learn more about his fitness philosophy and his sprint training. Keep trusting yourself. You know your body better than anyone. emoticon

MARTHROID Congratulations on not wanting to "kill all things" emoticon Sounds like you're doing great! I haven't had time to stop by Whole9Life and read about the changes they've made to the program, including potatoes, I'm sure they have their reasons, but after my first whole30, I learned that my body does not do well with potatoes, they cause me to gain weight or retain water, and crave sugar. So, I don't think I'll go that route, but what I love about the program is that it allows each of us to discover what works best for our own body.

Day 23 for me. I'm feeling great, and that makes all the cooking worth it.

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9/6/14 11:19 P

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Day 5. Luckily I did not follow the Whole30 Timeline and wanting to hurt everyone. I felt pretty good. I did a lot of yardwork and it was soooo HOT outside. At the store today, I craved fruit...that's a step up from junk. I realize that cravings will probably get worse before they get better, but I enjoyed today. big salad with herbs and salt...didn't miss dressing at all. New drink: sparkling water, splash of lemon over ice...takes the place of a drink at night...actually I don't drink anyway. And black coffee. So, that's new too. I'm glad they added potatoes (I read they were off menu until this August).
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Marki, I am going to join you with all those vegetables. I need the 10 cups worth daily. I am probably not going to do the 2 starches. I like Chris Kresser's Paleo Code macros for carbs. I am not tracking veggies in the tracker only fruit and starches. Some other people are doing a ketosis approach on the Paleo team and I can't handle that with high fat. High fat diet makes me sick. I just don't process too high fat well and some people just don't understand that. I am not going to argue about it either with people.

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9/6/14 10:29 A

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Way to go Dee!

Nom Nom Paleo is a great website and a good cookbook, but I think "Share what you ate today?" would have gotten more members to post, but only Jillian can change it and she's pregnant right now, and not Sparking.

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9/6/14 9:50 A

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Yup, wine was what I missed most. And I still do. But I'm more aware of the consequences now.

Nom Nom Paleo is one of the food sites mentioned in the book, isn't it?

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9/6/14 9:17 A

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Dee, you got your post in while I was thumb typing. Phone Sparking sucks. It takes too long. Wow! Great job limiting your wine! emoticon Wasn't wine what you missed missed most your first few W30 days?

MARTHROID I missed the question about where to post. That Nom Nom thread i(no clue why Jillian used that title) IS a dedicated food thread, but Dee's right. You can share whatever you want on any thread.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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9/6/14 5:55 A

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Great job Sue! 80/20 sounds fantastic! When you go to that appointment, ask your doctor if their lipid panel is fractionated, because only small LDL particles clog arteries. Good luck with your tests.

I really struggle with sugar, and I have yet to find a happy balance. So, at the end of this W30 I'm going to stay away from it as long as I can, but I miss goat cheese on my eggs and pecorino cheese with my kale. So, I'm anxiously waiting to test dairy again. Other than that I only plan on adding a few paleo-ized foods like crackers.



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MARTHROID, I would post whatever you want here. No worries.

My problem with wine is that one glass turns into three and then I really don't feel well. So I'm going to hold off for a while unless the occasion REALLY calls for it.

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9/5/14 9:08 P

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I am so impressed with you ladies. AWESOME is all I can say. emoticon

I'm pretty much doing the 80/20 now and it seems to be working for me. (I love my wine AND half and half - lol) For instance, I just had a small serving of popcorn. I still log my food here and I am doing extremely well on calories and macros, so I am good with it.

How can you argue with feeling soooooo good?!?! I plan to stick as close as I can for the next month until my annual physical - interested to see the lab results.

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9/5/14 6:48 P

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Ok, you guys are awesome. I was a little afraid to admit that I had a little half and half. But, after drinking my coffee black today (before reading this), that I was going to have a cup with half and half...I drank about 1/4 of it, if that. I don't know why. The trick for me is getting quality coffee and I don't need half and half. I don't know if you guys are coffee drinkers, but Melita is the best to me! (uh oh, can I mention brand names?) I am finishing up day 4!

So I understand, this post is for chatting and encouragement, but the one to post food eaten would be Nomnom? I have looked at that cookbook online and made meatballs that my kids loved! No grain...just a little bit of flax to hold it together.

Ok, have a wonderful weekend! I hope to still be here next week.
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9/5/14 11:55 A

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MARTHROID, you're doing great! emoticon emoticon
I'm like Dee, I've done multiple W30s, and I'm still searching for a way to feel this good 365 days a year. My focus this time around is getting 9 cups of Wahl's protocol healthy veggies (3 leafy greens, 3 color (berries count), and 3 sulfur) After about day 5 of my W30 my appetite really dropped, and it was just way to hard to force myself to eat all those veggies, but I found that I can get 6 cups in in a smoothie 2 color & 4 leafy greens. I'm definitely only using W30 approved ingredients. emoticon Which only leave 3 to fit in with my other meals. emoticon

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9/5/14 11:27 A

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MARTHROID, you are doing great!

I finished one Whole30, enjoyed my wine, and now I'm starting another. I'm finding this incredibly easy to do because I can enjoy high quality food. This go-round I'm going to be a little more adventurous, and try to cook some new recipes.



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9/4/14 9:59 P

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RYDERB, I'm so happy to see that you do smoothies and see that as part of your Whole30. I started this thing the day that I heard of it so I wouldn't have time to have a pig out the day before, as I read many people do. I'm doing ok, but it's just Day 3's end. My headache has got to be due to terrible sleep for two nights in a row (I've read the timeline though). I'm learning as I go. If I slip, I"ll keep going and do it again, if wish. I watched Melissa Hartwig's video about stress and cravings. She was talking about how diets can be very stressful, which cause you to crave and eat the wrong foods. Too true. I'm trying hard not to make this a religion and do my best. I have only broken one rule (that I know of)...half and half in coffee, but I am quickly weaning to black and using coconut milk to bridge the gap...mostly black coffee today. All we can do is the best we can do. Am I right?

I like these check in's.

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Naomi, I understand completely what you mean. I have tendonitis in multiple places and I am banking on it improving and hopefully going away completely. I have it in both rotator cuffs and both upper hamstrings, and it is starting to go in the groin as well. I have had enough and ready to go almost 100% until I lose the bulk of my weight and an symptom free. I am a diabetic and got complications from it. I just got other Paleo books to drive it into my mind that I need to do this. I sure wish you well on your journey!!

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8/24/14 10:27 P

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Definitely supplements. Started at 7000 IUs a day and have retesting done, and now my doctor has me taking 20,000 IUs a day. At the time I was diagnosed as deficient, I was already taking 1000 IUs of vitamin D with my calcium supplement. So I was shocked that my levels were so low. My doctor informed me that it's actually really hard to make Vitamin D naturally, and gets more difficult the old you get. Hard because we all are told to wear sunscreen and stay out of the sun when the sun is at its' highest point, but we need to be exposed to the sun's strongest rays without sunscreen to make vitamin D.

"vitamin D deficiency is a global epidemic. An estimated 1 billion people do not have adequate vitamin D levels.5 And 64% of Americans donít have enough vitamin D to keep all of their tissues operating at peak capacity."
Read the rest of this article here... www.lef.org/magazine/mag2013/aug2013
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But this is just one article. You'll find a bunch if you google it. It's supposed to be the most important vitamin, because all the cells of your body need it to function properly. I had all kinds of tests done for my muscle and joint issues and vitamin D is what the doctor thinks was causing all my problems. Crazy!



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8/24/14 5:39 P

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Did you need natural vitamin D - like sunshine? Or a tablet supplement? Just curious as I have some serious undiagnosed pain issues. I have had CT's, MRI's, x-rays, ultrasounds, nuclear scans, numerous blood work tests and still can't find the source. Of course MD says lose weight and that will help.

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8/24/14 12:17 P

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Dee emoticon on your 20 miles! You're amazing!

Naomi, have you ever had your vitamin D levels tested? I was suffering from some serious muscle and joint pain, and my doctor told me to take more Vitamin D. So, I started the D therapy and felt a lot better. Then I decided to do a new whole30, and after just a few days, all of my lingering symptoms disappeared. Good luck! emoticon

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CAREBEAR, absolutely! Removing certain things from my diet have definitely improved my joint pain. Last year I experienced the same thing you are describing, difficulty arising from a seated position. I had to pull myself up from a seated position. All the while I was training for a marathon, so I wasn't exactly a couch potato.

I used a different plan last year, but it has its similarities. Eliminating my greek yogurt and granola, as well as most grains, got rid of the joint pain in about 6 weeks.

Good luck! It's really not hard to do this.

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HI everyone, I've been a member of the team for some time now, but haven't posted yet.

I'm going to start my first whole30 on Sept. 1. Signed up for their emails. Read the book and looked all over their website.

Has anyone here any experience with having improvement in joint pain? I know everyone is different. for several years, I've been feeling more and more stiffness in my hip joints, and suffer from pain at night when laying on my hip. My symptoms sound a lot like hip bursitis. I had some x-rays done and they didn't really show anything. I can walk ok, but when I've sat for awhile and then stand up, I'm really stiff.

My goals for this whole30 are to feel better and sleep better. Of course, I'm hoping to lose a few pounds, but I know I've got to stop thinking weight loss and more about health.

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8/23/14 7:58 P

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20 miles done at a very very slow pace with lots of SAGs but felt wonderful at the end. Breathing a sigh of relief!

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LIZABET, unfortunately chocolate chili is nothing like mole sauce (my favorite) but it's still yummy.

Dee, I agree somethings are worth the exposure, but I've realized that my body really doesn't like cooked tomatoes Fresh are fine, but cooked causes problems. Which makes me sad, because I love marinara sauce/

Thanks for the info Trina! I checked it out, and it sounds like fun. But maybe next round. I don't think I could keep up with rule of posting 3 times per week. I prefer to check in more often, but some times I feel lucky when I can check in with my teams once a week.

Sue, emoticon on your 6 mile run pace! I think you have a healthy attitude about your W30. Although I understand the importance of the perfection rule for newbies, I think too many people completely give up, once they've slipped. Personally I make a smoothie every day to fuel my workouts, and I think they consider that SWYPO food.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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8/22/14 12:58 A

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Hi Sue! I think that is a good attitude to have. I am not sure if I react to nightshades, but I am not giving up those yet either. Glad I am not the only one.

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8/21/14 8:32 P

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Dee, I've entertained the possibility nightshades may be a contributor to my pain, but I just don't see myself going that far...yet.

I must confess, I've slipped off a strict Whole30 the last couple days. It has been stressful around here and I made a few decisions to eat/drink non-compliant foods. But the good news is that I am doing it in moderation. I would say I've been around the 80/20 mark and I am okay with that since my "real" W30 didn't reveal any foods I react horribly to. I still love the overall way of eating and how I feel, but will not overly stress myself with it either at this point.

On another note, 6 miles done tonight at my best pace in a very, very long time with little pain so far.

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Marki, In team CAMO, we set up our own challenges. I belonged to the Tigers at first and it was set up with doing step ups on Monday, doing tone and tighten work on THursday, and a 5K on Friday. I personally do my own workouts, so I just did my workouts in replace of that. Another Captain on another team told me to do that. Nutrition was not an issue, since if it is included is general things like eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies. On CAMO though, I set up my own things that I want to work on with both workouts and nutrition. I don't really do cardio work, I mainly focus on weightlifting with dumbbells, kettlebells, and barbells. I also can set up whatever I want to work on for the week on our tracking website and then at the end of the week get points for doing what I set out to do. Team CAMO, let's me to do that. A new team called the Sparkologists looks really interesting and that would be a good fit for you as well as CAMO.

I say to look over the teams profiles and pick which one looks like it would fit you the best. I personally LOVE the BLC! It has been the one team to stear me and keep me in the right direction.

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I'm pretty sure I react some to an excess of nightshades, but it is the season! I'm not going to pass up fresh tomatoes and eggplant.

Although now that I think about it, perhaps that would help me respond to PT better. Still have some knee pain.

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Chocolate chili... like a Mexican mole sauce?? That sounds delicious. I love chocolate in all forms. I haven't heard about the vegetarian protein powder. I'll have to check that out.

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Trina off the W30 subject. I see you're a BL co-captain. Would you mind sharing an example of a weekly BLC challenge? I've thought about joining but would hate things that interfere with my fitness program or paleo lifestyle.

Oh, and I'm doing this new W30 because of weird muscle and joint issues too. After only 6 days back on the program. I'm feeling and moving so much better. Good luck.

LIZABET: Beef makes your throat swell. Yikes! I wonder how chocolate chili would taste with chicken. Wow. Breakfast is a tough one. What about using the protein powders that W30 allows vegetarians to use to boost your smoothies?

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Actually, those with autoimmune diseases are told to avoid eggs completely for at least 90 days to determine if you are sensitive to it, so yes, the Whole30 is completely doable for those who can't eat aggs.

I am going to eventually see if I am sensitive to nightshades. I have a lot of inflammation, joint pain, and stiffness, and nightshades can effect that, but I don't think I have an autoimmune disease. It may just be from the grains and dairy that I am having issues. I think nightshades will be the last thing I eliminate to see if I am sensitive.

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Thanks for the feedback. In addition to not eating eggs and things that have eggs in it, I have a severe reaction to beef. I'm talking about throat swelling reaction. So beef is out. I've found that bison and venison aren't any good either, unless they are REALLY well cooked.

Last time I did the whole 30 breakfast was the tough meal. I ate a lot of sweet potato hash & chicken/pork sausage. I also had smoothies, but they don't have enough protein to keep me satisfied till lunch. Lunch was often leftovers, or chicken salad, or chicken stir-fry. For dinner I'd cook a protein (chicken, fish, pork) and whatever vegetables sounded good. Roasted chicken was a favorite, especially since it meant soup for the next day.

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LIZBET, I agree. Whole30 is definitely doable without eggs. My first W30 I did rely on eggs for breakfast, but after being paleo for over a year, I now eat a lot of dinner left overs for breakfast, or I'll even put a chicken in the slow cooker before bed to have it ready for breakfast. Ground Bison hash is one of my favorite breakfasts (bison, onions, and sweet potatoes) Good luck. emoticon

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LIZABET-

I totally think you can do the W30 without eggs! I am on Day 24, and I've honestly only had eggs maybe 2 or 3 times (and once was last night for dinner- egg salad). But I really am not a huge egg person... well, definitely not since I can't smother them in cheese fro another 6 days :)

I've been trying a few "pancake" recipes with sweet potatos or bananas, or I make smoothies or just simply grab some fruit to go for breakfast. So you definitely have options. Unless you can't have eggs IN things.. in which case I guess that would make it a bit tougher. But still doable.

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Lizabet, I don't avoid eggs, but I've had hamburger or meat loaf for breakfast, along with veggies or a salad. So that's certainly an option.
Sunday was smoked salmon with veggies including avocado.
For some, eggs are an obvious go-to for breakfast, but I'm finding it's time to look for not so obvious.
You can do it!

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Wow, that must be tough unable to eat eggs. I've been eating a lot of eggs on this. Wish I had advice. Hopefully you can find someone to help you out with options. Have you checked with any of the groups on Face Book?

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I have yet to officially start my Whole30. I've done challenge in the past and know its easier for me to slowly transition. I've removed wheat and have limited my grains. I'm also increasing my fruits and veggies. My stumbling block has always been my intolerance to eggs. I've noticed that eggs are a major staple for those on Whole30 or Paleo. Does anyone else out there
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Yes Meg - that's why I'm doing my second W30 so soon again. After only six weeks, I found myself slipping more each day (and feeling crappier each day). lol

Dee - I really think we'll be okay. In June, I was DRAGGING the first 3+ weeks. Then it all kicked in and I was rocking my sessions with my trainer (I'm currently taking time off from him). He even showed videos to my podiatrist, who called me to say how proud he was of my progress. BUT, since I'm not working with the trainer right now, I have slowed my pace. And like you, I am just fine with that. With all the issues I have going on with my body, I am not ready to work on speed right now.

Hope everyone else is doing great. Day 3 is going well for me. I even took my hubby out to breakfast and knew I would do just fine.
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8/18/14 12:18 P

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Day 22 for me! Everyday I am so happy I started this. This has definitely been a life changing experience. I am eating good food and enjoying searching pinterest for menu ideas.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

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8/18/14 9:02 A

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SPARKMEG, emoticon on the doctor's appointment!

Sue, I'm a little worried as I approach higher mileage too, but I've decided I don't care how long it takes me, I'll get through the miles. I definitely felt the lack of power last Saturday. But I feel so good otherwise, I'll tough my way through this.



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8/17/14 11:27 A

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Megan, emoticon on a FABULOUS doctor's appointment!

Sue, good luck with your new W30, and your marathon training!

Dee, sounds like you're doing great! emoticon

Day 3! Now that I'm doing this from home, it feels as easy as my previous W30s. Sue, I agree with you. I'm always amazed that once the junk is out of my system, I go from craving foods every few hours to having to remind myself to eat.



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8/16/14 10:18 P

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Had a really good Day 1. What always strikes me is how NOT hungry I am when eating Whole30. I usually struggle to get enough calories in. Other than sore knees from my long run, I feel great today.

~Sue~
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Good Morning everyone!! So I had a DR appt yesterday and I am down 12bs!! I was so happy. Still feeling really good and I feel like I can continue this. I no longer feel like I am trying to "diet" This is just how I eat now. However, I can't wait to have a beer on day 31!

Dee- Breakfast is my hardest struggle as well. I am in an egg rut! emoticon

Sue- Good luck with your next whole30. I will be interested to see if it kicks your running into higher gear.

Marki- Welcome and good luck! It seems overwhelming at first, but it really has not been very difficult.

Have a great day everyone!

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8/15/14 7:53 P

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Starting my 2nd W30 tomorrow. Hoping things go well as my marathon training miles ramp up.

~Sue~
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Since I didn't focus on prepping breakfasts last weekend, I've had to do it on a day by day basis. I set the alarm for 15 minutes earlier, and made myself a hot breakfast every day this week. I'm a little tired of eggs at the moment, but I'm loving the various sausages and bacon I've found. Yes, it's expensive because it's organic, but a little goes a long way. I even found a saucisse de Toulouse that I haven't had since I was a kid. Feels quite decadent.

Good luck with the new Whole30, Ryderb!

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8/15/14 10:45 A

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today is emoticon of a new W30. I tried to start on August 1st, and every day since then, but I was on vacation, and I crashed and burned a few different times. Somedays it was little accidents, and others it was a definite choice, like chicken mole, rice, and beans from my favorite mexican restaurant, oh and the margarita emoticon

But now that I'm home, I'm ready to get it done. No more excuse!

Dee, have you found some breakfasts that work with your time constraints? One the weekend, I normally cook a frittata, with citrus pork, onions, and sweet potatoes. package it in single servings and freeze it, for the mornings I don't have time to cook. But I've gotten to the point that I love dinner leftovers for breakfast too.

Has anyone purchased the latest edition of It Starts with Food? I want to know if the changes in the newest edition make it worth purchasing?



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Still missing a relaxing glass of wine, but not faltering!

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8/13/14 4:36 P

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Thanks, Ladybee, that's helpful. I'm loving having sausage in the morning.

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Mmm....lasagna, garlic bread and wine. Sounds so yummy.....

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In response to Breakfast suggestions, here are a few that have worked for me (and I also have limited time in the mornings)-

I know it's not hugely recommended, but I have always been a fruit for breakfast sort of person, so I make myself a smoothie with two bananas, coconut milk, and a tblsp sunflower seed butter. So delicious and always holds me over until lunch. Also its pretty quick to make.

Another of my favorites: I will brown up some sausage, and bake some sweet potato chips the night before. Then in the morning I can add a fried or scrambled egg to the mix, microwave the rest, and it doesnt steal too much time from my morning.

When in doubt, I always keep unsweetened applesauce and a larabar avaliable for my run out the door breakfast.

Hope these maybe help :)

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Living with a gassy belly the last day or two. Not sure what's up unless it's the carrot salad.

Onward!

Dee
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Morning all. Just a quick hi before I head out for another crazy work day. I do believe I will be joining you all and starting another round of W30 on Friday. I've been eating pretty clean morning and even bringing my own lunches, but going out to eat with the instructor team every evening has not been good. Last night's lasagna, garlic bread, and wine is making my tummy VERY unhappy this morning.

Glad to see everyone seems to be doing well.

~Sue~
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