[QUOTE=Ellen;947875]On day 12 today -- going well, so far. Last night was a bit "interesting." Emotional eating urges hit for the first time since starting the Whole30. Stress and sadness -- I wanted to eat fruit and nuts and chocolate and heavy cream and more and more. I imagined delicious dried plums stuffed with macadamia nuts...Since our house is entirely Whole30 compliant (plus no fruit or nuts for our own reasons), instead I ate: 1 tablespoon coconut oil and about 1/2 cup of plain, dried coconut flakes. It was the weirdest "emotional eating" of my life. Obviously it didn't help my emotions (which I *know* it never will), and didn't satisfy the cravings, but the coconut oil did put me off wanting to eat anything else. It is not my favorite brand and on its own is not that great (unlike Nutiva, which I do enjoy off a spoon).
Today is grocery shopping day to get everything for the weekend batch cooking to prep meals for all of next week. We'll be doing 1) Green curry (shredded chicken, coconut milk, green curry paste, onions, cauliflower, green beans), 2) Sheppard's/Cottage Pie (ground beef, carrots, celery, onions, canned tomatoes, topped with mashed cauliflower), and 3) shredded chicken/guacamole lettuce cups. This will be Week 5 of batch cooking for the entire week and "super-budget" (no eating out, all foods cooked from scratch). Only other thing on the list is pork breakfast sausage links with all approved ingredients -- I guess that's the one item not from scratch each week. Little fat bullets
Holly Hannah, Ellen: I'm coming to your place for dinner next week! /louisa
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.