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  2. Ginsky

    Gin's 6th Whole30 Log

    Day 8 Today I decided was the day to finish off all the salad mix and the ground turkey I cooked up previously. I did it! I didn't think the salad greens would stay nice for another day so I really was determined to finish them before any sogginess or wilting got going. ick It was a very salad kind of day. haha I had a small portion of soup, the last bit left, with a small salad (with turkey and dump ranch dressing. Lunch was a big salad with turkey (dump ranch dressing). And that was the last of the ground turkey so hooray! Dinner, guess what, the ribs I bought smelled so bad when I took them out of the package (not expired either but still bad) so that killed my dinner plan. Luckily I had leftover wings so I had the last of those with the last of the salad mix (dump ranch dressing and nutritional yeast). I'm annoyed about the ribs, it was going to last for a few meals but I'll take it up with the store later.
  3. Ginsky

    Gin's 6th Whole30 Log

    Thanks, I did okay.
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  5. Semi

    Whole30 in Germany

    M3: Chicken Drums with roasted potatoes and steames broccoli, zucchini and pumpkin Snack: Grapes. Bc they are tasty and it is summer and I really don't care, that the book says "reduce your fruits" bc it's healthy, tasty and I don't eat much fruit the rest of the year (out of season fruits just don't cut it).
  6. Semi

    Whole30 in Germany

    I don't know. Could be something typically german? We eat them baked in the oven with some honey over it. It's a dessert on it's own. Cheap, fast, tasty.
  7. ShadowInTheKitchen

    Whole30 in Germany

    Never on their own, only ever baked into cake or muffins. I've been living in a cave all these years maybe? LOL
  8. Semi

    Whole30 in Germany

    Also I want the Pasta in Cheesesauce, which the kids didn't finish...
  9. Semi

    Whole30 in Germany

    I am so frustrated. Told 3.5 y.o the whole midday: Take a small nap. When does she take a nap? 30 Minutes before we wat to leave for the pub. So instead of having pub food, I cook at home: Chicken wings, veggies, potatoes, sweet potatoes. I am so hungry and the food will need at least another hour (sadly 4 lbs chicken wings (big ones) don't fit into the instant pot. Right now the last 2 are in and pre cooking. My potatoes are already roasting and if they are finished, I will put my meat in the oven and the veggies into the instant pot to steam. I want ice cream and I feel angry.
  10. MadyVanilla

    Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30

    !! !!
  11. Semi

    Whole30 in Germany

    Thank you! Did you never ate Baked Bananas? They're so gooood!
  12. MadyVanilla

    Take Advantage

    @ShadowInTheKitchen - . Contessa's insight - lifestyle practice. But I am ready to fully embrace that idea. I chose to have an Italian sub for lunch yesterday and finished it for dinner last night. It was good, I feel fine today. Since I wasn't guiltily "breaking compliance" I didn't feel the need to finish the entire sub at lunch and was able to eat just half and be satisfied. Instead of sickeningly overstuffed because I had to eat the whole thing in order to start fresh with my next meal (which never works). I ate a less than ideal meal with an ideal approach - enjoyed with my daughter, stopped when at satiety, and felt only a smidge of guilt that I wasn't ordering a salad. And, because I didn't overstuff myself, I felt like going to the gym instead of taking a nap. I started the c25k and did 3 sets of front squats. Since I didn't get to 8,000 steps, I took a quick bike ride in order to meet the step goal. Then I did a yoga session. So, I knocked out all my goals for the day and stayed on track with them for the week. I'm kind of proud of myself for being able to make what I consider a poor choice for lunch but not letting it derail me for the day. I really think this is what food freedom will be for me. I want to eat W30 most of the time, with the occasional Italian sub, glass of wine, serving of risotto...I will say again that I'm going to continue in this holding pattern, making compliant choices most of the time until after my birthday. This is new territory for me to not be in an all-or-nothing mentality, so I think I can experiment, practice, for the next two weeks. Getting ready to meal plan, then heading to a trail to get my steps in for today.
  13. ShadowInTheKitchen

    Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30

    W30 R3 Friday August 7, 2020 M1: boiled green beans, 2 eggs fried in ghee M2: favourite green salad with chicken M3: non-compliant dinner out at a restaurant - 2 dinner rolls with butter, scalloped veal with prosciutto in wine reduction, potatoes, zucchini and sweet peppers, one glass (125 ml) of wine NSV: no snacking all day Dinner out was nice. I was really hungry and so ate two (small and very tasty) dinner rolls while waiting for my entree. I enjoyed the wine with dinner, had a second glass poured for me but I left it on the table. On the drive home the wine effect kicked in, I felt drugged and I did NOT like it. I went to bed early. I know that alcohol makes me sleepy. Maybe wine is something best saved for sharing laughs with good friends. I'm not sure going forward that having wine with boring dinner company like I had last night is worth how I feel afterwards, even if it tastes good with dinner. I really have to think about this - it would be a lifestyle change for me. Am I ready for that? Tomorrow - Saturday - will be my 8th consecutive attempt at Day 1, and hopefully my 3rd day in a row without any added sugar (wine today excluded). I feel good about my progress, albeit slow it is still progress. It's me living my new healthy lifestyle practice.
  14. ShadowInTheKitchen

    Whole30 in Germany

    I have never thought about this, but I guess eating warm bananas is a thing? Thanks for posting, I will give this a try! Congratulations @Semi on your anniversary.
  15. ShadowInTheKitchen

    Starting August 5th- need this to feel happier

    I totally agree with @Semi and @Ginsky, its nothing to be embarrassed about, it happens. And you're NOT going to beat yourself up about it. I'm currently on my 8th consecutive day of starting a new Whole30, so may I say you're in good company? ;-) LOL Are you feeling a strong urge to eat grains? For me I fought back against the "carb calling" by upping my potato intake - white and sweet potatoes. It worked for me to get over the hump on my May W30, just a suggestion. Wishing you well.
  16. MadyVanilla

    Gin's 6th Whole30 Log

    I hope you were able to get some good sleep. It's hard to function and make good choices when tired, but you are doing it! I too was sooo tired my first week of W30. Then I had a high energy day and thought, "finally!" and then I was super-tired the next day or two. It worked itself out...one of the other forum members reminded me to be kind, gentle, and patient with myself as my body adjusted to the positive changes I was making and to the emotional challenges I was experiencing.
  17. Semi

    Whole30 in Germany

    Thank you! I love warm raisins, they somewhat taste sweeter than normal, but also softer, I guess?
  18. MadyVanilla

    Whole30 in Germany

    I love fried, slightly charred banana with cinnamon mixed into scrambled eggs. I will try throwing in some raisins next time. Congrats on the five year anniversary!
  19. Semi

    Whole30 in Germany

    Had to cook the german version of mac and cheese: Some pasta, magarine and (vegan) cheese (my 3 yo can't eat dairy). One of my fav meals. Instead I had meal 2: Coconut Yoghurt and tons of fruits, seeds etc. We will go out in about 4 hours. Right now I'm studying and drinking Iced Coffee Nr 2.
  20. Semi

    Whole30 in Germany

    I meant @Ginsky Sorry, my brain is somewhat not working bc of this heatwave.
  21. Semi

    Whole30 in Germany

    Day 13: 5 year wedding anniversary. M1: Scrambled Eggs with raisins and bananas (AWESOME!), two sunny side up eggs on Sweet potatoe toast with avocado mash M2: Something light and fruity (36°C, nearing the 100s °F). M3: Eating in a "Biergarten" (a kind of pub with local cuisine), There will be meats and I hope I can pair them with salad, otherwise I will eat stir fryed potatoes. Have an amazing Day! @Mikaliki Yeah, I'm a bit upset about my broken bike. I really like biking to places with the kids in the trailer. I will have to bring it to the repair place, after our holiday. :/
  22. I am planning on starting August 10 as well.
  23. Brewer5

    Like an Onion

    Day 12: 8/7/20 – Today was a better day. Finally resolving some of the emotions I have had to work through pretty much on my own all week. Things are looking up again, and I am so happy to be able to say that.
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  25. Ginsky

    Whole30 in Germany

    Congratulations on staying strong and staying on track! sorry about the bike though, that's rough.
  26. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. I'm glad you're going to restart right away. We'll be here.
  27. Ginsky

    Gin's 6th Whole30 Log

    Day 7 I'm still tired and was seething with envy when a friend of mine announced she'd just had a nap. I'm working my way through all the stuff I need to eat so it doesn't go to waste. Breakfast was a little late because my cat had an early morning vet check up and I just had no appetite yet before leaving but I had big salad with lots of ground turkey and dump ranch dressing once we got home. I had soup for lunch and then a little snack of the yogurt I made, thumbs up but I might try a recipe for thicker yogurt next time. I tried to be productive today but felt pretty brain-reluctant and tired. I had a smaller salad with a little bit of ground turkey, dump ranch dressing again. I wasn't really hungry but I didn't want to skip it only to end up eating like a beast at bedtime. I'm so tired, have I mentioned that? I can't wait for bed.
  28. It happens! And tbh better on day 2 than on day 20 etc You give your best!
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