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  3. Day 30!!!!!!!! OK, skipped a couple days in this journal that nobody will read. Here we are. Last day. Rather dreading getting on the scales. A voice in my head is saying I'm going to be angry and disappointed as I stare in disbelief at 1.5 lbs weight loss. Could happen. Still not thin as a rail. But hey people I'm 65. I've struggled the last few days wanting something to brighten up my meals. Last night, post-dinner, an apple and a banana and a few hazelnuts. Felt like I was cheating royally. Dinner was difficult because both my wife and I were busy with other things and didn't cook and prep like normal. Scrounged by on some leftover mashed potatoes, nothing off plan in them, mixed with an egg and asparagus slices. Pan fried this. Cooked up some cauliflower. Gnawed on some chicken. Hungry later, and then the fruit--which I really didn't ever eat much of because of blood sugar spiking and insulin release which led to carb cravings. But it seemed OK, about an hour after dinner. I had a big slip the other night. First off, a big fuck you to the finger-wagging rule hounds. This is my experiment and not yours, so I'm calling the slip "early feedback." A problema that has added some challenge to this is my wife is not on board, and her diet includes various grains, chocolate, non-wheat pasta, and shit like baked crust made with almond flour and other alternative flours which she spreads jam on and stuff. So having that wagged in my face has been rough at times. She has a severe allergy to any form of authority, so I think just having rules in the room that I happened to be following triggered a rebellions middle finger in her, as if she needed to demonstrate that she by God was not going be held accountable, and not only that she was going to defy the thing. So the other night she made soup. Started out just potatoes and asparagus, leaks and onions and mushrooms. She tossed in a coffee creamer of unsweetened soy milk, very thick and concentrated. Didn't ask. So I'm fucking starving, it's about 8:15 at night, I had no alternative dishes to yank out of the refrigerator, so I took the soup and ate it. It was delicious. And, right after eating, my head felt stuffed up. I was exhausted. My thinking was muddled. I attribute this to the effect of the soy milk. So that shit is off my diet plan. Don't need that again. I did have a quarter tsp. of Tamari soy sauce twice this month (another big fuck you to the shaming rule hounds who would put me in stocks in the public square for ths), and it did not have any negative effect. Fermented is the difference I suspect plus the very small quantity. I am worried about re-entry. I don't want to jump right back on the train and start up with the chocolate, peanuts, etc. I've been so clear headed and felt so good. So perhaps I'll build a structure, like Tues. and Thurs. is open to allow a few things to be reintroduced. The soy was a good test--it wasn't mixed in with other off plan things so it was clear that my body didn't like it. Basta! Finito! Done. We're on quarantine or I'd take a 30 mile bike ride today, though it is rather damp and could rain.
  4. Birdie7117

    Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20

    Catching up on week 2 Roasted a turkey over the weekend DAY 8 / MONDAY 3-23 - INTO SECOND WEEK! YAY! ORANGE WATER / HALF SWEET POTATO / GHEE / COFFEE SLICE OF TURKEY WITH CELERY COLLAGEN SMOOTHIE - FRUIT / COCONUT WATER / SPINACH DINNER - TURKEY BROTH SOUP / CARROTS CELERY CUP OF CHILI / AVOCADO / CILANTRO / LIME AFTER DINNER CORDIAL - HALF COCONUT WATER & HALF GRAPE JUICE HAPPY,, FULL & SATISFIED * LAVENDER EPSOM SALT BATH * WONDERFUL! ___________________________________ DAY 9 / 3-24 - INTO SECOND WEEK! YAY! ORANGE WATER / HALF SWEET POTATO / GHEE / COFFEE WENT TO TOWN // 2 GRILL CF NUGGETS / CF FRIES (CANOLA OIL) / ON PLAN KETCHUP THIN HAMBURGER PATTY & FIXINS COLLAGEN SMOOTHIE W/ PEACH-MANGO COCONUT WATER - GOOD GRAPES & ORANGE SLICE SNACK THIN HAMBURGER PATTIE & FIXINS _________________________________________ DAY 10 / 3-25 - 1/3 OF WAY THERE! YAY! ORANGE WATER / HALF SWEET POTATO / GHEE / COFFEE FRESH MARKET UNCURED 0 SUGAR BACON - GOOD! 2 PIECES 1/4 ORANGE / GRAPES LUNCH CUP OF CHILI / HALF AVOCADO / CILANTRO / LIME / SPRING ONION COLLAGEN SMOOTHIE DINNER = GREEN BEANS/ POTATO / TOMATO / CUCUMBERS / TURKEY ____________________________________________________________________________________ DAY 11 / 3-26 - INTO SECOND WEEK! YAY! ORANGE WATER / HALF SWEET POTATO / GHEE / COFFEE FRESH MARKET UNCURED 0 SUGAR BACON - GOOD! LUNCH HALF APPLE / GRAPES CUP OF CHILI / HALF AVOCADO DINNER = GREEN BEANS/ POTATO / TOMATO / CUCUMBERS / TURKEY ___________________________________ DAY 12 / 3-27 - INTO SECOND WEEK! YAY! ORANGE WATER / HALF SWEET POTATO / POD MILK / COFFEE FRESH MARKET UNCURED 0 SUGAR BACON & DAB 0 SUGAR FIG JAM / SO GOOD! HAPPY BREAKFAST! / HAPPY MORNING! SPRING / MORNING LIGHT FULL & SATISFIED ALL MORNING LUNCH - 1/4 APPLE COLLAGEN SMOOTHIE DINNER - HAMBURGER PATTY / TOMATO / SPRING ONION / THYME-GARLIC MAYO HALF BAKED POTATO/ GHEE/ CHIVES ___________________________________________________________- DAY 13 / SAT / 3-28 - INTO SECOND WEEK! YAY! ORANGE WATER / HALF SWEET POTATO / POD MILK / COFFEE FRESH MARKET UNCURED 0 SUGAR BACON & DAB 0 SUGAR FIG JAM / SO GOOD! HAPPY BREAKFAST! / HAPPY MORNING! SPRING / MORNING LIGHT LUNCH - SAUTEED CHICKEN BREAST / GREEN BEANS / TOMATO // HALF CUP GRAPES 5 PM - RESTED - SNACK - ROMAINE LEAF BLT / THYME MAYO // COLLAGEN SMOOTHIE DINNER - 1 BEEF SHORT RIB / CUP MASHED POTATO / GREEN BEANS AFTER DINNER CORDIAL - HALF COCONUT MILK/HALF GRAPE JUICE * LAVENDER EPSOM SALT BATH * WONDERFUL! _____________________________________________________________________________ DAY 14 / 3-29 - SUNDAY / FINISHING SSECOND WEEK! YAY! ORANGE WATER / HALF SWEET POTATO / POD MILK / COFFEE FRESH MARKET UNCURED 0 SUGAR BACON & DAB 0 SUGAR FIG JAM / SO GOOD! HAPPY BREAKFAST! / HAPPY MORNING! SPRING / MORNING LIGHT FULL & SATISFIED ALL MORNING LUNCH - LEMONY CHICKEN SALAD W/ CELERY / TOASTED ALMONDS / GRAPES DRESSING - MAYO / LEMON JUICE / McCORMICK POULTRY SEASONING - thyme/sage/marjoram/rosemary/black pepper/nutmeg YUM! RESTED around 5pm // no smoothie today DINNER - BEEF SHORT RIB / MASHED POTATOES/GHEE/CHIVES/ PARSLEY // AFTER DINNER - FRESH GRAPES FULL & SATISFIED / AT PEACE ______________________________________ TOMORROW = HALF WAY POINT!! YES!
  5. Brewer5

    Amy's Log for 2020

    @Amy_Michigan ~ please check in when you can. Reading through your recent posts reminded me, I was sick for about 2 weeks of March, also. I'm finally over it, I guess ... I still have a feeling of fluid in one ear especially, sometimes both. That is a symptom that comes and goes even when I'm not sick, and is dependent on what I am eating. Anyway - I'd like to know how your family is doing, if you have a few minutes to post. Take care.
  6. Brewer5

    Like an Onion

    So, I've gone back and looked ... and I've had 28 days that were not W30 compliant. 4 weeks of my life ~ gone. I can't think of any food I've had that was "worth" how I'm feeling right now: fat depressed fatigued angry disorganized ugly embarrassed The great news is: I know how to turn this around - and quickly. Monday seems like a good day to start journaling again. These past weeks, with everything going on in the world ... our lives completely changed ~ and in some ways, probably forever ... I have numbed myself to all of it with foods that wreak havoc on my body and mind. That time has passed for me. I am better than this, and I deserve better than this. Tomorrow is a new day. I'll be getting back to work (at home) after having over a week off for "spring break". My husband returns to work tomorrow, as well. The kids are still home, and don't start their e-learning plan for another week - but I have to get back to some sense of normalcy around here. Our new normal, I guess. It does not include diet Dr. Pepper (!) (WTF!) or corn chips, or candy bars. I hope anyone out there reading is doing okay ... doing well. This is certainly not the time to sit around and eat junk. If you, too, need a reset - let's do it together.
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  8. meli22

    Meli's log

    Day 28 B - coffee w/ nut milk; 3 scrambled eggs; 1/4 large avocado; broccoli soup; sauerkraut L - vegetable soup w/ chicken + fresh mint; roasted acorn squash w/ green dressing S - broccoli soup D - baked sweet potato; beef liver; handful of big green olives; sauerkraut; cucumber slices kombucha for dessert
  9. Thank you for this. I finally gave it the time and attention it deserves just now -- a peaceful, rainy Sunday morning, just me and the cats while Hubby sleeps in. And it filled my cup. It conjured up a treasure trove of feelings and memories, and admiration for those amazing musicians, and their amazing instruments. much-needed. Riding the psychic resonance, I sent a link over the ethers to my brother, also a musician who loves the Allman Brothers Band, who I know will love it, too. Looking over my shoulder, the last month has gone so quickly. Now that the outgoing tech has passed the torch to the new one, and Monday will be her first day flying solo, it feels like another layer of "new era" and a good one in this case, if I may say so. Hubs reassures me that it will be safe to take a mid-week day off for house-urgencies like getting the sprinklers fine-tuned before the warm weather comes -- 77 is a high this week, and I fear today may very well be the last of the rain. This - knowing it will be safe to take a day off- gives me some peace. We lost one of the redwood trees (the smallest of them all, it stood apart from the rest at the base of our driveway, and was taken down on Fri), and I am determined not to ever ever ever let that happen again. It is heartbreaking, but is strangely dwarfed by all the other concerns....still, never again...never. You asked about the barn cats...I thought of you because I will need straw to line the 2 homemade cat beds I'm going to make out of plastic storage tubs - the kind with a snapping lid. We are going to order thermal pads to go on top of the straw...and I have to figure out where I can buy a little - or maybe make a deal with a local rancher type...I think if I ask around that won't be too hard, but I'm guessing to buy some retail will be a much larger quantity than I need. So I think that by the time the thermal pads arrive I will have everything else we need, and we'll see what more will be revealed when I call the shelter...so, we're still in our process...for a while I was hearing mice in the walls, but not lately, strangely enough. Bit by bit I am getting home things done! Yesterday after work, we were lost without the Mexican place, and learned that the pizza place on the other side of us (which we have only patronized a handful of times in 7 yrs), has a decent sandwich menu for hubs, and for me, a cauli crust pizza. I ordered it with all the veg they had, marinara only, and chicken. It was pretty bland, but better than the alternatives. My off-roading with occasional bread is "party over" because my knees are very stiff. So it's back on the path for me. In parallel-reality closet-debacle news: After the left side bolted-in closet shelving collapsed a few months ago, we crammed everything into the other side, and the new stainless steel stand-alone unit, that matches the one we put in on the right a couple years ago, has been in its box leaning against a bedroom wall, leering at me for weeks. When we got home yesterday, I felt tired, angry at my husband, and the grief we are all feeling, and attacked the closet with all of that. I spackled the holes, assembled the new unit, and let the spackle dry over-night. As soon as I finish this post, I will sand the spackling, paint it, and let it dry for several hours while I go to clean the store. I am looking to finishing the day by vacuuming the upstairs, re-arranging our "new" closet, and then taking a bath before bed. That's my plan and I'm sticking to it! The pharmacy has been busy as ever, but since there are few visitors in town (some have come to shelter in vaca rentals and 2nd homes) I have comforted myself by sweeping and dust mopping a lot, and mopping for maintenance way more than I usually have time for, so it's tempting not to clean today, but at the very least it will be a good work out. Sending peace, love, and understanding to your end of our great continent - keep being awesome! And what are you cooking?
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  11. meli22

    Meli's log

    Day 27 B - 2 x coffee w/ nut milk; carrot soup; roast chicken; cucumber L - sautéed savoy cabbage, green beans & eggplant w/ 1/4 large avocado; 3 hardboiled eggs w/ mustard, parsley, scallions, capers, kalamata olives; sauerkraut D - roasted acorn squash w/ green dressing; 1/2 beef liver; broccoli soup
  12. LilliMarlene

    March 1 Start Date!

    Hey AllyB! Im doing fine over here, but the really bad cravings sat in last night and is still going on! Sooo craving sugar and bread! I have more time for cooking so I am not prepping any big batches.. Lockdown in progress so cant do much but sit at home..
  13. meli22

    Meli's log

    Day 26 B - coffee w/ nut milk; carrot-coconut soup; cold roast chicken; sauerkraut L - zucchini noodles w/ cold roast chicken, compliant tomato sauce, Moroccan olives & 1 hardboiled egg; sauerkraut; squash soup afternoon coffee w/ nut milk D - vegetable soup w/ chicken; zucchini noodles w/ tomato sauce, roasted eggplant, parsley, scallions & Moroccan olives; cucumber Time is flying! Can't believe it's been almost 30 days. The last week has been very stressful, with everything that's been going on in the world as well as major life changes, but I'm proud of sticking to the plan regardless. Despite not sleeping well, my energy has been good. I've had no desire to do any emotional eating, which is amazing given it's such a deeply-ingrained stress response for me. I also find that when I stick to 3 meals a day I get to anticipate my next meal, and it becomes more of a pleasurable event. I prefer this to grazing. For a long time the thought of limiting myself to 3 meals a day triggered a fear/scarcity response in me which would lead me to binge. Now I've learned that if I reassure myself that I can always eat more, I relax, and this has been so helpful in regaining my hunger / fullness cues. Having gone on my first diet at age 8 I'd been dieting, or in a binge/restrict cycle, for 30 years. This is the first time I feel like I'm eating in a more balanced, healthy way. I'm still restricting foods but I'm not restricting portion sizes and this is at least a step forward for me. Another change I'm noticing is that my desire to lose weight has sort of fallen away. I will not be stepping on a scale at the end of my whole30. The number on the scale is irrelevant because I feel so much better. Not to mention that it's a number that tends to fluctuate a lot anyways and that's normal and healthy. That leads me to ask myself what is more important: being as thin as I can possibly be or feeling healthy? About 8 years ago I was able to reach my desired weight through intense food restriction and exercise and, looking back on it, not only was I unhappy at that time but I was also depleting my body of nourishment, which set me up for some health issues down the road. I'm finally starting to feel better now, almost a decade later. A definite NSV. Should also note: the only things I'm really excited to re-introduce are BEANS and LENTILS! I can't wait to eat beans again
  14. meli22

    Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20

    Love these ideas, especially the after dinner cordial!
  15. Birdie7117

    Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20

    FAVORITE THINGS SO FAR ORANGE SLICES IN WATER glass // + KEEPING CHILLED FRESH ORANGE QUARTERS to snack on Half Sweet Potato mashed with caramel pod cream for breakfast // (Not an egg person) KEEPING ON HAND Chiled CUCUMBER SLICES IN VINEGAR (peeled) as a side for veggies like green beans & tomatoes / squash / spring onions PUBLIX GREENWISE BACON / FRESH MARKET 0 SUGAR UNCURED BACON Avocado - lime juice - cilantro // tomatoes Oranges / tomatoes / squash / canned green beans / potatoes _____________________________________________________________________ Small indiscetions - Makes me happy & keeps me going! Small Spoonful of 0 Sugar fig spread w/ breakfast bacon & cup of coffee w/ caramel pod cream - Morning Happiness! After dinner small cordial of half coconut water & half grape juice -
  16. I heard this twice yesterday so I figured it was my message from the universe so i thought I'd share it with you. I'm glad I listened. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5NPN3NF0rM Soulshine The Allman Brothers Band When you can't find the light That got you through the cloudy days When the stars ain't shinin' bright You feel like you've lost you're way When the candlelight of home Burns so very far away Well, you got to let your soul shine Just like my daddy used to say He used to say soulshine It's better than sunshine It's better than moonshine Damn sure better than rain Hey, now people don't mind We all feel this way sometimes You gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day I grew up thinkin' I had it made Gonna make it on my own Life can take the strongest man Make him feel so alone Now sometimes I feel a cold wind Blowin' through my achin' bones I think back to what my daddy said He said "boy, in this darkness before the dawn" Let your soul shine It's better than sunshine It's better than moonshine Damn sure better than rain Yeah, now people don't mind We all get this way sometimes You've got to let your soul shine, shine till the break of day Sometimes a man can feel this emptiness Like a woman has robbed him of his very soul A woman too, God knows, she can feel like this And when your world seems cold, you got to let your spirit take control Let your soul shine It's better than sunshine It's better than moonshine Damn sure better than rain Lord now people don't mind We all feel this way sometimes Gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day Oh, it's better than sunshine It's better than moonshine Damn sure better than rain Yeah, now people don't mind We all feel this way sometimes You've got to let your soul shine, shine till the break of day Songwriters: Warren Haynes
  17. DAY 27 Last night, a big bowl of the vinegar slaw. Red cabbage, small amount of green onions, a dash of cayenne. After sitting in the vinegar for two days, it was getting like a mild sauerkraut. Very delicious. Had that and a chicken soup made with chicken wings seared with seasoning and lots of leeks and potatoes in the soup. Incredible. After dinner, ate a couple apples and felt like I was cheating my ass off. Today, the 27th, a perch fillet with rucola (I'm forgetting how to spell this in English). Very satisfying. The idea of damaging my health as a form of entertainment is becoming a bit bizarre. Like, what the fuck, you crack head.
  18. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! Waah. Here's to Fred. And his Butter Chicken. And sharing it with your mother. I wept in the car today on my way to town hearing a radio tribute to Terrance McNally, the playwright who just died, too, though I did not know him, just loved his work. So much loss. Please be careful...I'm so glad you are just going back and forth to work, not taking any chances. I read there's a lot of illness in NO, and that made me think of you, and people you might still know there. One day at a time, right? I don't know how to post anything beyond a photo on IG, but I will play with it and see if I can figure it out and be of any help on that front...some people post nothing but sayings and memes, so between the 2 of us, I am sure we can figure it out. Now you have me leaning in for your poem! I like your vision of the new normal. I don't want to jinx anything - not that I am particularly superstitious, but I am encouraged that we're not seeing super bad behavior such as looting and related offenses, so far. I'm glad you liked my photos = ) I haven't posted anything to IG in a very long time - not sure why - just busy I guess. I'm trying to think of a new username to "anonymously" join the silver sisters, which look like a super supportive community for women like me who are letting the gray flag fly as you cleverly said! Selfies are NOT a specialty of mine, HA but I think I'd like to have a record of the grow out. So far all my name ideas are taken. Still noodling on it. Probably Libbie something for consistency. Long, stressful days lately, and sleeping as if I'm on a sleep aid. I sometimes stay up after dinner to cook and when I'm done there's only 15 minutes before bed time which is a huge drag, but then pays off later. Like right now! Two nights ago I stayed up and made a double batch of my beloved chicken apple sliders with sunrise spice. Yum. Lately I'm feeling good by having coffee and a cliff bar for M1 (started doing that in desperation when running late but liked the way it felt after all), and then decent W30 meals for lunch and dinner. I've lightened up my eating a lot this week, and it feels good. I know it's not this black and white, but I keep thinking that I don't want to be that person who stress eats through this whole crisis, which might last a long time after all, rather, I'd rather be that person who loses weight during the stress - but not by starvation. I'm just thinking out loud here, and very brain-tired, but there it is. The good news is that our new employee is doing great and I think it is a good fit, and she will be great! Whew! I got some unsettling news from my bro about their youngest, age 6, and it's ironic b/c I called him for some emotional support when I had a melt down during my weekly shopping (it passed!), so we were very cheerful today! There might be a serious mental health diagnosis on the horizon. I hope at least that they can learn what it is in order to know how to get their arms around it moving forward. I think it's going to be a long road no matter what. Did you say your farmer's market is open? Our local organic farm stand is self serve, and I need to get out there and support them and get the good stuff. Meanwhile, I'm in danger of getting tired of that veg soup...what are your favorite soups? Happy Friday!
  19. meli22

    Meli's log

    Day 25 B - coffee w/ nut milk; chicken soup w/ drizzle of sesame oil L - carrot soup; 3 hardboiled eggs w/ mayo, parsley, scallions, cucumber, kalamata olives; sauerkraut D - chicken thigh w/ skin; zucchini noodles w/ tomato sauce & Moroccan olives; cucumber
  20. Crastney

    "Sugar" Reintroduction

    having done Whole30 you should realise that your body doesn't need sugar, and also you probably won't want sugar either, but if you want to reintroduce it, go ahead, but do it in much smaller amounts than you were used to before. Beware, it can be a slippery slope back into 'unhealthy' eating.
  21. Post-breakfast, Day 26 Woo fucking Hoo. I'm doing this thing. Just ate a HUGE breakfast. Left-over green salad with beets (fresh not canned, cooked and then put in the fridge); a few walnuts, endive, radicchio, arugula, and lettuce from a beautiful head we got at the organic market. Olive oil and a good balsamic on it, lightly dressed. Then, sauteed mushrooms, two kinds, cooked in olive oil with zucchini and two eggs, soft yolks, steamed on top of the zuch's and 'shrooms. Huge, delicious, and satisfying. Last night, really good brussel sprouts, steamed broccoli, and the salad above. Couldn't choke it all down. Left a good deal of it, and ate in about 15 minutes. Later in the evening, fresh coconut dug out of the shell, and some strawberries plain with nothing on them. Felt like I was cheating. Still not much or any weight loss that I can see. Perhaps some fat around my kidney area has melted off. Gut is still a bit paunchy. Who knows, but I 'd guess 2-3 lbs weight loss at this point. One theory that hasn't panned out is that foot fungus--athlete's foot--is maintained or worsened by sugar in the diet. Well, it's still there and quite bad. Have to use vinegar and acid water to keep it at bay. The biggest shift is my mind is calmer, I'm more present, and I attend to things with less emotional static and unnecessary drama. Simple things. I had some soup bones that went bad, so I put them in the freezer. Today I got them out in the 'humido" or organic waste bin. Not a big deal, but easy to forget and those sorts of details are popping into my mind more easily.
  22. Beau28

    Question on supplements

    Thank you very much
  23. MJ of Cayman

    Whole 30 for Lent

    Now on Day 32. A different approach to this challenge now. My husband was working outside of the US for the past 7 weeks. Immigration made him return to the US. Now he his home and I’m left to satisfy his appetite as well as keep my Whole 30 for Lent going. I made him a pot of homemade whole milk yogurt. He eats corn chips and salsa in front of me, and cheese is back in the house. That’s tough. I’m hanging in there, though. In return he’s getting me out of the house walking the dog in the Park together. I’ve been too much of a homebody. Still no tiger blood.
  24. meli22

    Meli's log

    Day 24 B - 2 x coffee w/ nut milk; chicken soup w/ 1/2 avocado; cucumber; sauerkraut L - coconut-squash soup; sautéed savoy cabbage & green beans w/ ground beef; sauerkraut S - carrot soup D - sardines w/ mayo, scallions, parsley, celery, cucumber, kalamata olives; molokhia; sauerkraut cup of almond milk w/ turmeric & cinnamon
  25. I think we'll have to wait and see what the new normal is. In my head it's a place where everyone is kinder, gentler, less selfish and more tolerant. Can we just go with that? So, what was the barn kitty decision? That pic of Fiver and Hazel was so cute! I was awake early and the house was dark and I opened up IG and was greeted by cuteness! And a double rainbow! We've had all of the rain and none of the bows but it's actually going to give us a break for a couple of days with nice temperatures, too, before it goes back to rain. I was going to post a poem I came across but realized I don't know how. Doh! I'm such a dork! Are things still crazy at the store? I haven't been anywhere except to work and back so I'm not sure what grocery shelves and such look like right now. I'll need gas tomorrow so I'll probably run into Costco after I finish pumping gas. Except for one big bag of broccoli, I've made a pretty good dent in most of our produce. Sunday was much like Saturday and I cooked myself to a frazzle. I guess with all of this happening all over the world, my cooking mind/spirit went all over the world, too. I made some harissa and two different kinds of kimchi! I've had those on my to-do list for ever and I was worried that the daikons had gone bad but they were fine. I cleared some room in my fridge and in my brain now that it's not hanging over my head any more. All of my ferments are bubbling all over the place right now. Thankfully I had put the jars on a sheet pan so the mess is contained. I'm recovering from a bout of stomach weirdness/upset/pain/distress from yesterday. I'm not sure what happened but I'm glad it's backing down. I ate a stuffed baked potato for dinner Monday night. Was it the dairy? The potato? I have no idea but I'm going to be very careful about what I eat. So, no movement, not very good sleep and I'm feeling blown up like a balloon! I know I told you about making Butter Chicken with my Mom on one of her visits but I don't remember if I cited the source of my recipe. The chef's name was Floyd Cardoz and I found out this morning that he just passed away from covid. He was so talented and such a kind soul. It's such a loss. I know many people have died and many more will but he's the first person that I know. I will have to make Butter Chicken in his memory soon.
  26. calonte

    Day 1 - COVID-19 working from home

    I'm starting today - I've been doing way too much emotional eating and need to reset!
  27. crkohring

    Day 1 - COVID-19 working from home

    I'm a few days behind you but I'm starting today! This will give me something to focus on and with all the free time I will be able to do a lot of cooking hopefully.
  28. kirbz

    Make-ahead breakfasts on the go?

    @Dankworth Here's the recipe for the Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup: https://meljoulwan.com/2012/11/05/silky-gingered-zucchini-soup/. It. Is. Delicious. I eat it almost every day for breakfast on Whole30.
  29. Jihanna

    "Sugar" Reintroduction

    Honestly, I reintroduced sugar based on what I typically used on a daily basis prior to my Whole30 round. So I tried some sugar in my morning coffee, honey in my afternoon tea, a bit of honey in a homemade vinaigrette, and a nighttime tea blend that had stevia leaf. If you're focusing on sugar itself, then be sure you're only adding some to an otherwise compliant food... and I'd suggest NOT doing it at the same level you might have before, because chances are that would be WAY too sweet now. (As an example, my pre-W30 sugar for coffee was 2 tsp per small mug, and my sugar reintro measure was 1/2 tsp in a small mug.) Some might have other thoughts, but my reasoning was that the most important reintroduction data would come from things that I'd be likely to use on a daily basis (or at least often), if they were an option -- hence doing honey but not powdered sugar (for instance).
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