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  • Originally posted by nopie View Post
    I find getting caught offgaurd by my TOM by my lack of incredible mood swings and jawline acne incredibly annoying.... How am I supposted to plan now???
    I know...the problems we have...**grin**
    F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

    **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

    **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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    • Originally posted by impala454 View Post
      For myself a lot of times it's a simple matter of browning up a pound of ground beef with some taco type seasonings and putting some easy to prepare vegetable with it. Cheap, easy, and simple, and you're not throwing a ton of stuff at your body that it's not used to.
      Have you made the beef taco bowl recipe that Mark posted a few Saturdays back? Easy as anything, and delicious! My kids are hooked.
      F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

      **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

      **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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      • Thanks for the words of encouragement.

        My meals are pretty much the same as my standard PB diet. I've always been a mad scientist in the kitchen and typically make several new dishes a week. I have a feeling the cucumber-pineapple gazpacho may be to blame, or I'm somehow getting too much fiberous veg+extra fat in somehow.

        Yesterday I ate:
        coffee with EVCO, worked out fasted at noon(hard WOD)
        V8 post-WOD (love the "Can I have___" section on Whole9 forum!)
        2 burger patties with mustard, steamed sweet potato with ghee, 1/4 avocado
        gazpacho, originally made with shrimp but tossed those
        handful pistachios
        2 Applegate dogs, fried sunchokes(gag)
        choco-banana paleo ice cream
        nibbles to taste chili

        I really hope the avocado isn't to blame. I've eaten some everyday so far. I'm chugging water, I may make a green smoothie with kale, lemon, and red bell pepper and call it good on veg/carbs today. So far I've WOD'ed fasted, had a V8, small handful of cashews, and a small can of tuna with EVOO.

        I'm not making the mistake of weighing myself again anytime soon.
        “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

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        • Originally posted by JackieKessler View Post
          Have you made the beef taco bowl recipe that Mark posted a few Saturdays back? Easy as anything, and delicious! My kids are hooked.
          I hadn't seen that but just looked it up, looks pretty good. I'm not big on the kale chips, but I make pretty much that exact recipe all the time! Ground beef with a heavy helping of onions, garlic (sometimes powders for both if I'm being lazy), and tons of cumin and chili powder. Then whatever chopped up veggies I can throw in, and the avocado I usually dice up and "mash" into the whole mixture. Very tasty and very paleo! When I'm not on the W30 I throw in a little sour cream and cheese too
          -Chuck

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          • Today is my day 10. Weight went back up to 189 today... So I guess I'm stuck here. In my scale's defense, it said 188.8 yesterday, which is pretty much 189 if you round up... I was hoping we'd broken that 189 number. But, my pants won't stay up today, so I guess that means that things are changing depsite the scale being a b@stard.

            I had intended on running in my new Vibrams today, but they're too big... and instead of deciding to LHT, I left my gym bag at home and decided to walk. Running was the only thing on my mind and I really didn't want to run in regular runners, so I just left everything at home... I did bring runners for walking in b/c it's supposed to rain and my Fast Flats aren't waterproof, and flip flops get dangerously slippery when they're wet. I figured I'll walk to the gym and then either walk on the treadie or walk around the track if it's raining. If it's not, I'll simply walk outside.

            Chuck, I wish I had a local butcher I could trust around here. I used to work for our local butcher (he owns 4 grocery stores, a laundromat, a car wash, a restaurant and a locker) and he's anything but trustworthy in my eyes. I also learned the meat in his grocery stores is not meat from his locker... hell it's not even from this STATE! Defintely CAFO meat... In his defense with the CAFO meat though, there are very very few grass fed farms around here. I think the nearest one to me that produces for sale is easily 50 or 60 miles away. The next closest is probably 100. Very few around here b/c it's all freaking farmground used for crops.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Originally posted by impala454 View Post
              I hadn't seen that but just looked it up, looks pretty good. I'm not big on the kale chips, but I make pretty much that exact recipe all the time! Ground beef with a heavy helping of onions, garlic (sometimes powders for both if I'm being lazy), and tons of cumin and chili powder. Then whatever chopped up veggies I can throw in, and the avocado I usually dice up and "mash" into the whole mixture. Very tasty and very paleo! When I'm not on the W30 I throw in a little sour cream and cheese too
              Love this recipe! It's one of my go-to's. The kale chips don't add much, imo.
              “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

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              • Originally posted by SophieScreams View Post
                I saw the price for the Wellness brand as well, and I'm not biting it either. I'm checking my small, local natural meat markets. I think the bacon I sometimes buy from one is sugar-free, since it tastes pretty plain. Someone posted a link to making your own bacon, maybe we're due for a re-post?
                Has anyone else found a national brand that fits the program?
                This is one area where I'm not stressing. I eat Applegate Farms' Uncured Sunday Bacon, one slice a day. Whatever miniscule bit of sugar that may or may not be on that one slice is, IMHO, not going to kill me. If I get to the end of the Whole30 and I haven't lost anything, then I'll consider cutting it (though I've managed to lose 40 lbs since the beginning of the year while eating bacon, so...). The big thing for me on this Whole30 is avoiding dairy and white potatoes, and staying away from suspect sauces and other foods that might have added sweeteners. Oh, and alcohol - but I don't drink much anyway.

                I'm in Day 3 and so far so good; no serious cravings or anything. I made some almond butter last night and may have had a bit more than I should, but it's still pretty self-limiting - I can't really eat more than about 2 spoonfuls before I'm done. Similarly, I can't eat a lot of whole almonds before I want to stop, either; I have a small half-cup container of almonds I bring to work, and it probably takes the whole work week for me to empty it (I don't refill until it's empty).

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                • I have proven once that I can eat six servings of almonds in one day... in 3 separate sittings.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Doh! Maybe your actual meals should be bigger/have more fat in them, to help stave off hunger between?
                    -Chuck

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                    • Sophie - what about having more raw veggies instead of drinking them as a V8? (I have no idea, just thought that's one area that seems to be missing: more plants.)
                      F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                      **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                      **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                      • Okay, guys, I've cooked my first meal with gold-plated bacon (GPB). That's what I'm calling the US Wellness Meat's pork-and-salt-only bacon. I had 3 pasture-raised eggs scrambled in bacon grease with diced red peppers (organic) and fresh onion (organic) and minced garlic (organic) with dill weed and black pepper with 4 strips of GPB.

                        The smell was...interesting. It smelled off somehow. I still can't figure out if that's just the smell of UNDOCTORED PORK, BWAHAHAHA or if my sense of smell is off. Anyway. It is much darker than other uncured bacon I've had, but not in a spoiled sort of way. It cooked up quicker than I had realized -- the dark color threw me off -- so it wound up being a little tough, but I don't mind that.

                        It wasn't bad to taste at all. Different, but not bad.

                        Here's the interesting bit: When I eat eggs/bacon/veggies, I usually have flashes of WANT MORE when I'm done. Sometimes, I cave and have an apple; usually, I tough it out and brush my teeth, then distract myself. But today? When I was done, boom, I was DONE. I felt (and still feel) completely sated. Could be due to me having this for lunch, after HIT at CrossFit. Or could it be... the GPB??? (Cue music!) I'll make GPB and eggs again tomorrow, but for breakfast, after my morning walk; will be interesting to see if I have a similar DONE reaction.

                        And holy cats, there is a TON of bacon in this package. I may have to make bacon-wrapped bacon, over bacon, dripping in bacon fat, with a side of bacon.
                        F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                        **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                        **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                        • Just for fun I tracked my calories for today. The ribs put me over the top at 1800+ calories for the day, with 60 carbs, 145 gms fat (ribs... lol) and a sad looking 84 gm protein.

                          Made my plan for tomorrow and it looks much better. 1460 calories, 61 carbs, 107 fat, and 100 protein. Much better ratios. Still not ideal, but better than today. According to MyFitnessPal, if I keep up these numbers, I'll be at 184 in 5 weeks. Psht... whatever! It won't take no 5 weeks! Not with the Whole30 on my side.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Originally posted by JackieKessler View Post
                            And holy cats, there is a TON of bacon in this package. I may have to make bacon-wrapped bacon, over bacon, dripping in bacon fat, with a side of bacon.
                            hahaha this made me laugh.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Lol "gold plated bacon". The last thing we need here is more acronyms! (and that's coming from a guy that works at NASA).
                              -Chuck

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                              • Originally posted by JackieKessler View Post
                                And holy cats, there is a TON of bacon in this package. I may have to make bacon-wrapped bacon, over bacon, dripping in bacon fat, with a side of bacon.
                                Dude, I so want to borrow that quote for my signature.

                                Maybe it's the fat content of the bacon? So the last few mornings I've been making half an avocado's worth of guacamole to eat with my one slice of bacon and 2 eggs, and I think the extra fat is going a long way to keeping me more satisfied between breakfast and lunch.

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