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Filling My Cup

Filling My Cup

A draining week… Boy, has it been a long week!  Traveling all last weekend, working more than full time all week, and simply not being able to keep up with all the demands around the house.  I mean, there are SO many toys lying around and clean clothes to fold.  I had plenty that I could do today.  I could probably have gotten the house cleaned, the laundry folded and the toys organized.  And I would’ve felt a sense of…

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Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan – Just One More Week!

Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan – Just One More Week!

Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan I consider this the last week of the Whole30 (even though it is 9 days long!).  The whole idea of having to go into Week 5 was just too much for me, so the Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan is just a long one.  🙂  There are most definitely some repeats this week of my favs, but also a couple of new ones, including two meals out – on purpose!  It is almost impossible to cook…

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Whole30 can be hard. Also, why is blue cheese so yummy?

Whole30 can be hard. Also, why is blue cheese so yummy?

Whole30 can be hard. As I mentioned in my Week 3 Meal Plan, this week was TOUGH.  I was pretty busy, had a sick toddler half the week, and just wanted ALL the foods I cannot have.  Whole30 can be hard.  And I have to tell you all… I cheated.  🙁  And it wasn’t an accidental “I have nothing to eat and I might pass out if I don’t have nourishment immediately” type of cheat.  It wasn’t even a “hey, those…

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The Hopelessly Inept Gardener?

The Hopelessly Inept Gardener?

The Hopelessly Inept Gardener? Okay, so I DO NOT have a green thumb.  It is a known fact in my family that when I try to grow things, they die.  I am basically a hopelessly inept gardener.  (FYI…I’m good with things that ASK for food and water, like pets and kids.  So no need to call Child Services… I’m just a hazard to the plant community.)  But I really WANT to grow a garden.  I’ve tried many times in my…

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Week 3 Whole30 Meal Plan – Easy Meals for a Tough Week

Week 3 Whole30 Meal Plan – Easy Meals for a Tough Week

Week 3 Whole30 Meal Plan  We just finished week 3 and let me tell you… This has been the hardest Whole30 week I have had yet.  And this is my third time through!  I have had serious cravings this week and busy, busy days.  So my focus this week was on EASY recipes.  These don’t take much planning or time to prepare because I just didn’t have it in me this week.  I’ll tell you more about my dramatic Saturday in…

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Week 2 Whole30 Meal Plan – Bring on the Potatoes!

Week 2 Whole30 Meal Plan – Bring on the Potatoes!

Week 2 Whole30 Meal Plan Woohoo!  You made it to Week 2!  It gets better… I promise.  So in our Whole30 world, there were less eggs this week.  But I might have a problem with roasted fingerling potatoes.  I just couldn’t get enough of them!  As you will see in my meal plans for this round of The Whole30, I tend to reuse certain recipes.  Because they are yummy and my family likes them.  Plus, it makes cooking every night a…

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Week 1 Whole30 Meal Plan

Week 1 Whole30 Meal Plan

Week 1 Whole30 Meal Plan This round, I am posting our meal plans AFTER we do them.  This guarantees that you don’t get dud recipes, and you know they are somewhat realistic because we just DID them.  And we don’t just sit around cooking all day… Both of us work full time and have a toddler to distract us at home.  So if we can do it… You get the gist. Here was our week 1 Whole30 meal plan… We ate…

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Five Steps to Prepare for a Successful Whole30

Five Steps to Prepare for a Successful Whole30

Five Steps to Prepare for a Successful Whole30 About a year and a half ago, my husband and I had just completed a few (unsuccessful) fertility procedures and were really not feeling healthy. Most of the time. We weren’t sick, but had little energy to do anything!  Before seeking medical intervention, we decided to try changing up how we ate… which led us to try The Whole30.  Not familiar with it?  The Whole30 is basically an elimination diet that removes all potentially…

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Starting The Whole30… Unprepared!

Starting The Whole30… Unprepared!

Starting The Whole30… Unprepared! So… I had this on the calendar for weeks.  I’ve done two full Whole30s before, so I am not a rookie.  But starting The Whole30 unprepared… yeah, I am exhausted today.  I was not ready for this!  I came home yesterday from a weekend retreat with my team and realized all of the things I needed to do to be fully Whole30 ready and almost called it off.  But I didn’t… Because it is important.  And…

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Mom’s Reintroduction Results… Part 1

Mom’s Reintroduction Results… Part 1

Mom’s Reintroduction Results… Part 1 Debra’s Thoughts Finally!  After 30 days of this new, strict way of eating, I finally get to the part where I learn how the eliminated foods affect me. My results from the first week of Reintroduction were a a bit of a mixed bag.  Some impacts were REALLY obvious, and others not so much. But all of this info gets filed away in my head, so I know how I will feel after making food choices…

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