Self-talk is legitimate… Who knew?

Self-talk is legitimate… Who knew?

Self-talk is legitimate… Who knew? I am big fan of podcasts.  I drive a good deal for my day job, so I find myself in my truck, frustrated with the radio fairly often.  So I listen to podcasts.  I have a variety of of favorites that I pick from depending on my mood. Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me if I’m feeling out of the loop with the news (but not enough to actually WATCH the news… let’s not be silly)….

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Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 3

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 3

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 3 Half way done!!!  I’ll start some repeat recipes this week, because I have some that I really like (and my family really likes).  Plus, you’ll be more comfortable with them because you have made them before!   Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sunday, 5/15 Kitchen Sink Omelet with fruit Paleo Taco Salad** (I’m using ground turkey.) Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken with Carrots and steamed green beans (recipe calls for oranges, I prefer lemons) Monday, 5/16 Easy…

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Getting Through Week 2

Getting Through Week 2

Getting Through Week 2! So the past few days have been tough ones, even for someone not going through this for the first time.  So much cooking!!!  But we are getting through week 2! Debra’s Thoughts We’ve been trying new recipes with mixed results. The Plantain Hash that Hunter made was delicious. However, the Broccoli Chicken Casserole I made had mixed reviews. I added more liquid to cover all ingredients. But then, it had to bake longer so the broccoli…

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Our Whole30 Journey – Week One

Our Whole30 Journey – Week One

Our Whole30 Journey – Week One Happy Monday!  It is technically day 9, so this post is a bit late. (I have a good many strengths, and no lack of self-confidence, but timeliness is not something I excel at.)  So here are our week 1 reflections and some encouragement as you embark on week 2! Debra’s Thoughts… Hello fellow Whole30 adventurers!  I survived the first week.  I was treated to a ton of good food, so never really felt hungry….

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Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 2

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 2

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 2 Thanks for sticking with us through week 1!  I hope the withdrawal symptoms weren’t too harsh.  I promise that it does get better… typically not this coming week (sorry) but it gets MUCH better after that!  Last week I included many of my favorite Whole30 recipes because I wanted you to see how yummy this way of eating can be.  I hope you enjoyed them.  This week, I have thrown in a few that…

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Our Whole30 Journey – Day One

Our Whole30 Journey – Day One

Our Whole30 Journey – Day One While we won’t be posting every day, both mom and I want to share our perspectives on this journey.  So here is Our Whole30 Journey – Day One… Debra’s Thoughts…  (Did I mention my mom’s name is Debra?) Welcome to my Whole30 adventure! As an almost 65 year-old Nana with multiple health issues, I am working toward a better quality of life.  I have high hopes that The Whole30 will help me on this…

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Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 1

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 1

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 1 In my opinion, the key to a successful Whole30 is one thing – meal planning.  Cooking within guidelines does not have to be difficult, and there are a million recipes out there to add variety to your Whole30 experience!  However, it is super easy to find yourself at 1pm – starving and with no meal in your lunch bag.  So you give up and grab a sandwich and say “I’ll start tomorrow/next week/next month”….

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My Next Whole30 Victim

My Next Whole30 Victim

My Next Whole30 Victim … My Mom My husband and I have seen such significant health improvements from Whole30 – better sleep, more energy, weight loss – that we have to share what we know and help others that want to try it.  My next Whole30 victim is my own mother.   This is my mom.  She loves nothing more than spending time with her grandson.  However, she has several medical conditions and less-than-optimal overall health, which impact her ability…

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My Top 10 Whole30 Must-Haves

My Top 10 Whole30 Must-Haves

My Top 10 Whole30 Must-Haves & Where I Get Them There are tons of different ways you can approach and successfully complete a Whole30.  I started by diving head-first into Pinterest and doing obnoxious amounts of research.  Two things I found super useful were meal plans (which I will be sharing in the future) and lists of useful staples (and where to find them!).  So in that vein, here are my top 10 Whole30 must-haves and where I get them!   Almond…

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The Whole30 rocked my world.

The Whole30 rocked my world.

The Whole30 rocked my world. Last fall, I felt like crap.  Pretty much all the time.  Yet I had no real identifiable health issues.  Sure, I had just come off of two unsuccessful fertility procedures and my hormones were all over the place, but we were doing all the right things.  Eating “healthily”.  Being active (i.e. chasing a 2 year old).  Sleeping enough (kinda… I did say we have a 2 year old).  But I didn’t feel right, and that…

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