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  1. 2 points
    Brewer5

    Like an Onion

    So yesterday ended up looking like, "well, I guess I'll just do carnivore" with some cole slaw & ranch, potato & ghee thrown in later in the day. Lol. That's not carnivore at all. Point being - there wasn't anything in the danger zone for me. I think I'll keep posting daily just to keep track of what's going on.
  2. 2 points
    SchrodingersCat

    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    OK, so I just need to flag this, because it is a big deal for me - I'm a rule follower and an all or nothing type of person and I find it difficult to adapt when someone moves the goalposts, so I'm just going to acknowledge that.... I'm putting peas in the turkey pot pie tonight. I have a weird mental relationship with peas. Weight Watchers always counted the 'points' of them when all veggies were free, and that led me to thinking peas were 'bad'. Then W30 banned them, so I kept avoiding them, even thought I love them. Now they're ok on W30, as I believe they should be, but my little pea-brain (see what I did there?) is like "aaaaahhhh, noooo peas are non-compliant and if you eat them, you may as well go to McDonalds!". So why eat them then, you ask? Because this whole all or nothing thing I have going on is bad, and I need to start transitioning to proper life habits and not "I'm on track/I'm off track" being "I eat vegetables/I eat my bodyweight in junk" So, peas. In my dinner. While on round. And I'm going to enjoy them.
  3. 2 points
    Blueautumn

    Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log

    Day 3 - good so far but ugh the cravings god the cravings Snack - pickles after my M3 yesterday M1 - eggs and bacon and peas M2 - tuna with broccoli and cauliflower M3 - steak - tried to eat some veggies but i couldnt even get them down I do have gastroparesis but it flares up super randomly. The thing I have noticed the most about it is that I can't always tell when ive gotten full. Instead ill be eating something and suddenly ill just spit it out because I my body is like DONT LET IT GO DOWN. Well by M2 i ate some veggies but then my body was just done with them. I tried again at dinner and the same thing happened but I havent been feeling hungry at all so Im thinking maybe I just need to wait for things to balance back out due to the sudden influx of veggies over the last few days. NSV - My fatigue wasnt near as bad today as it has been. It makes me so excited. My energy levels are higher and I actually get up to do some stuff because i dont feel so weighed down. My ankles are also not so swollen and im not bloated. But day 3 is still early enough that my brain is starting to try and beg and bargain on an amazing level. Come on girl, just order some cheesy fries and might as well get a milkshake if youre gonna be bad and you're only on day 3 so you could just easily start day 1 over again after scratching that itch. Shouldn't matter. UGH My lower back has started hurting and its not really letting up. And when I hurt the gut reaction is to eat to try and make me feel better. And I know it wont make the pain better but it makes me feel better about being in pain if Im eating something delicious and amazing - like cheesy fries and a milkshake. Did i mention i really want some delicious cheesy fries with bacon bits? Think im gonna eat another pickle. I can do this - i need this, i deserve this. I will feel better and I will be healthier and my body wont hate me. Maybe ill just go to bed soon so I can sleep the cravings away - because its been much longer than 5 mins.
  4. 2 points
    Day 26, Tuesday May 26 M:1 green beans, bratwurst sausage, potato-egg salad M2: romaine spinach salad with avocado, celery, chicken, strawberries, PK ranch M3: roasted strawberry rhubarb salsa chicken with cauliflower base: https://thecastawaykitchen.com/2017/05/roasted-strawberry-rhubarb-salsa-chicken-whole30-keto-paleo/ NSV: I know its probs against the rules, but I measured my food today because I was sure that I was eating too much. I used My Fitness Pal, and was pleasantly surprised that I came in under MFP's recommended calories for me. Total calories was 1209, goal calories is 1360 to lose 1 lb per week. And I was full all day. So I'm happy now, and I won't continue to measure. I know that I'm on a good track. I think that because I'm 55 and post menopausal that my caloric needs are changing. I'm looking so forward to having the W30 baseline of "feel good-y-ness," and not having to count and weigh and measure to get the healthy body I want. NSV: I tried another new food - almond butter. Yum! I'll have to be careful with this though, I can see it being a food with no brakes for me. NSV: I tried another new recipe, and liked it. I made Hawaiian pizza for the family for supper, because I had to use up some ham, along with the chicken casserole. Of course everyone chose the pizza tonight rather than saving it for lunches tomorrow. So there is lots of chicken leftover. Dinner tomorrow night will be leftover chicken. Easy Peasy. Oh, and I didn't crave any pizza. :-) I'm coming down the home stretch now. Tomorrow will be Day 27, but I don't feel I'm ready to begin reintroductions yet. My energy levels are steady, but I'm still not consistently getting out of bed early in the morning, despite going to bed at 10 and getting lots of good quality sleep. I really want this to change. I may need my meds tweaked, but I want to see if staying W30 a bit longer will help before I put a call in to my Doctor. When I do get up early, I enjoy spending time in the garden that I would otherwise spend snoozing in bed. So consistently getting out of bed at 7am is going to be my target after I have completed 30 days. I'm hoping that by ~ June 10, after 40 days of W30, I can begin reintros.
  5. 2 points
    @ShadowInTheKitchen Here’s the original recipe: https://www.onelovelylife.com/healthy-beef-and-broccoli/ I buy really cheap cuts of steak. The really thin, flat ones that are like 8 for $6.00 or the ones that are already cut for stir fry. Don’t waste expensive steak on it. I miss my gym too. I love working out and being active. I’ve been telling myself for a couple of months that I would work out at home and just now made myself start doing it. I started running again a couple of weeks ago and caught sight of my triceps jiggling. That was enough to convince me. @SchrodingersCat The pork chops are divine. I left the onion out because my son doesn’t like onions but it’s definitely better with them. I love pork, apple and onions together and you can’t beat gravy that starts with bacon grease.
  6. 2 points
    I was just thinking it was odd how easily this is going ... then today I'm having problems sticking with it for the first time since I started. Up to now I've had some mild cravings but nothing I couldn't ignore. Today I'm not so much having intense cravings as a lot of mild cravings and a desire to just quit. My brain keeps going "this is enough, might as well just stop now". There are only 4 days left to complete 30, so I can definitely hang in there that long. The problem is what follows. At this point, I know that if I abandon the plan I'll just go back to where I was. I'm definitely not to the point where I can occasionally indulge in a treat without problems - I still want to eat a whole package of cookies or bag of chocolate in a day, and the thought of being moderate sounds more unsatisfying than not having any. I know people do get there, but honestly it sounds nearly impossible to get to the point where I don't want ALL the sweets ... Is it better to go for a whole60 or 90 and then see where I am at that point, or better to have carefully planned off-roading? For example, if I go to visit my parents it would be very difficult to stick completely on plan. I'd need to bring almost all my food with me and they wouldn't have much room in the fridge or freezer for me to put things. If I help a friend move out of state, it would be hard to stay compliant for several days on the road with a limited food budget. I know people do manage to do these things, but it sounds like a huge amount of work.
  7. 2 points
    Dinner - bacon and apple smothered pork chops and green beans https://nomnompaleo.com/post/77596713058/bacon-apple-smothered-pork-chops Movement 2 mile walk/run home workout - squats, pushups, planks, crunches and several arm exercises (Momma has bat wings!) I felt good again today. Very energized and determined. I bought a lot of new shorts in my normal size that I can’t wear right now. I did my home workout while wearing a pair of them and a sport bra. Nothing gets you motivated like a bunch of flesh flapping about. I apologize for that visual but I didn’t upload a pic so you’re welcome for that.
  8. 1 point
    Blueautumn

    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    @SchrodingersCat I love peas so much!!! That is all
  9. 1 point
    ShadowInTheKitchen

    Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30

    @RachelR I agree, and have noticed that although I still spend time working to have compliant meals or looking for new recipes, it’s productive time, in which I am usually learning something, not just counting or weighing. W30 is definitely not “no pressure,” but when I look back at my NSV’s I can see the progress I’ve made in many ways. Sort of like working towards a degree in my own health :-) Thanks for your comment Shadow
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  11. 1 point
    Day 23- tried some new recipes. Made this Chili Lime Shrimp- https://realsimplegood.com/chili-lime-shrimp/ tonight for dinner. I served mine as "tacos" on hearts of romaine with peppers and onions I cooked in the same pan after the shrimp were done, sliced up some avocado on them too, and salsa as well as the sauce and an extra squeeze of lime juice. For a side I made a "Mexican" cauliflower rice (I just cooked up some diced onions, added some frozen Trader Joes cauliflower rice and then stirred in some salsa. I don't think it tasted great. Need to figure out a way to make cauliflower rice taste better. It was a bit messy to eat but it tasted so good. I have left overs for tomorrow and think I'm just gonna have them on top of mixed greens as a salad rather than making the little lettuce taco boats. Also for lunch I put together a version of these apple turkey lettuce wraps: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/46654546128448556/. I used the romaine lettuce hearts and then layered on prosciutto, thinly sliced apply, and deli turkey meat. Then I put on yellow mustard and a bit of the Tessemae's buffalo ranch dressing. Rolled them up. Had the rest of the apple as a side with raw veggies (peppers, carrots, and celery) and used the rest of the individual pack of Tessemae's as a veggie dipping sauce. It was also very delicious. And a good cold meal rather than having something heated up. I do find that I'm still hungry (I think in between meals) but it also could be that I need more water or that I'm bored since I worked from home today. Had a snack of a banana and a Lara bar around 6ish (didn't eat dinner until close to 9). While I didn't expend much energy today, this is the first Tuesday (my work from home days) that I did not either take a nap on my lunch break or after I clocked out for the day) so I find that an accomplishment.
  12. 1 point
    @Blueautumn I still remember on my first W30, the first time I woke up totally refreshed after a solid sleep. I knew then that I wanted more of that. It’s def something for you to look forward to! I’m sorry about naming the off-plan food. I try not to do that, especially for myself when I re-read my posts because it can trigger me to want it. Fun fact though, I prepped it, cooked it, sliced it and served it and NOT ONCE did I crave it. WOW. Just wow. A big NSV. This too is something you can look forward to. Shadow
  13. 1 point
    mmm pizza - this is not the time for me to be reading ppls logs ROFL all the food is just making me crave other food right blah I bet its comforting to know that just listening to your body is getting you in where you need to be without you actively doing any counting/restrictions. That sleep must also be amazing <3 im jealous.
  14. 1 point
    ShadowInTheKitchen

    Whole30 Through May

    @stealthstitcher @Blueautumn I'm with you both on the "its end of the 30 days what do I do now I just want to eat a cookie." My plan is to go W30 for 40 days, then try a modified version of reintroductions. I just know that it will be waaaay too easy to give in to all the good stuff total junk foods out there that will lead to unravelling all the work I've done so far. But I have also learned through a few false W30 starts over the winter that I am able to bring myself back to my healthy habits without too much trouble. Of course it was always after I spent days devouring all the junk. Off-roading is inevitable. When it happens, I hope that you are both able to bring yourself back to where you want to be. I think that's a key point. To get back on the wagon. Life is too short to live W30 all the time. Shadow
  15. 1 point
    Blueautumn

    Whole30 Through May

    I have monster snacking and munching cravings. My original plan right now is to go into a 60 or 90 day depending on what my cravings look like and whether or not i can avoid going down a rabbit hole. I want to do a very slow reintroduction that will probably be over that time span anyway and then go into off road planning. So i fully anticipate being on it for the 90 days for the most part because i know how easy it is for me to fall back into the hole and I need to get that sugar dragon as small as possible. I think if you find that you can avoid your personal traps then you should be fine to come off. Make your healthy choices when possible and dont fall into the pit of despair of junkfood and trash. But if you are still battling your cravings, maybe do it as close as you can while avoiding those trigger foods like cookies and chocolate Im sticking with it very closely because reintroduction is an important part for me for inflammation and pain so i need to keep possible triggers out of my diet until i have a better idea. once i know ill rotate the foods i want back in but focus on not eating them every day and not eating all of them all the time lol. I bet getting to the end is always hard because it seems like a finish line and the reward should obviously be eat delicious! Thats why ive planned from the beginning to go past 30 or else there was a good chance at 31 id be like PIZZA TIME! so now i dont even know the end date im just counting - TAKE THAT BRAIN
  16. 1 point
    ShadowInTheKitchen

    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Ha Ha Ha! I'm glad you're feeling better. Shadow
  17. 1 point
    Those pork chops sound yum!! Good for you for working out, I keep promising myself I will and then.... not. I REALLY need to get off my butt.
  18. 1 point
    I love it! It came from a steak and broccoli recipe. When I went to make it, the broccoli was rotten so I just ate the crispy steak. I’ve had it every day since then. Day 1, Take 2 is so far so good. I hope your Day 3 (?) is going good. I’m going to catch up on everyone shortly.
  19. 1 point
    SchrodingersCat

    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Good morning, I appear to have slept off the headache, which is a boon. Hopefully it stays away! Day 17, they're just flying by! I'm starting to really turn my mind to what after 30 days is going to look like. Part of me wants to commit to a longer strict round, another part wants to transition to "paleo" (i.e. with some swypo - though I'm having that now, where I feel it's warranted and I'm not planning on getting into paleo baking because my sugar dragon doesn't care if it's dates or rock candy, it will hoover that shiz), part of me wants to stay compliant unless I don't, i.e. occasions - not that there's many of those lately. I need a plan, because a cat without a plan is a piggy. I guess I'm afraid of committing to a longer round because I'm scared of 'failing', which is silly because this round has been a breeze, and I've got nothing on the horizon that's going to mess it up. Anyway, prepare to hear me ruminate over that a lot over the next week and a half Meal 1: We have lots of leftovers which I should really get through, so I'll probably just have what's left of my lamb shanks with a bit of root veg mash and some steamed broccoli. Meal 2: I have lots of leftover turkey from the roast I did, so I'm making a compliant 'turkey pot pie' which I'll then put into individual dishes and top with mashed root veg for me, mashed potato for the hubster. Side of green beans and broccolini.
  20. 1 point
    Brewer5

    Like an Onion

    @ShadowInTheKitchen ~ yes, I have to go. My MIL has dementia and I will be the one in charge of her care. This is a huge, big deal ... taking her from the tiny (tiny) town she's been in her entire life ... saying goodbye to her mom, son, grandkids, and her house. Going away from everything she's ever known. What a blessing that I went back to school, became an RN, and specialize in elderly / dementia care. I understand what is going on with her, and I am a comfort to her in a way that perhaps her sons are not so much. It's hard for them to recognize and deal with the disease and not look at her as same-old mom, and try to treat her in that manner. It's a big transition ... and I definitely need to be there for my husband, and for her, at this time. Also - I have 3 teen boys and 2 sheltie dogs at home. Lol. Enough said!
  21. 1 point
    Brewer5

    Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log

    Lol @Blueautumn ~ the great news is, these mad cravings (like for cheese) DO go away. They really, truly do not last the entire time. Promise. You will find things that fill the void, and it will become a thing of the past. You will be able to look back and say: I conquered it!
  22. 1 point
    ShadowInTheKitchen

    Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30

    Day 25, Monday May 25 M1: 1/3 cup potato-egg salad, salty sliced cucumbers M2: leftover chicken thigh reheated, and freshly roasted cauliflower, carrots and sweet pepper tossed in olive oil and salt Snack: fruit salad (banana, pineapple, strawberries) M3: romaine and spinach salad with chicken and avocado, green goddess dressing NSV: I shopped for groceries today, bought lots of healthy foods and I didn't have any temptations to buy junk, or chemical concoctions as I see them now. NSV: I'm feeling very pleased with myself for eating well, and notice that I no longer have those guilty feelings that I always had after eating something trashy. NSV: I realized tonight after finally getting more avocado, that I've grown to love those exotic green bundles of fatty goodness in my salads. Plan for tomorrow: Nothing extra. Just focus on eating well.
  23. 1 point
    Thais Mazzetti

    Ready for R1!! Start 5/24

    I'm starting today 5/25! Is someone with me? Is it my first time with whole 30, I hope it's great!
  24. 1 point
    hedegi

    Ready for R1!! Start 5/24

    Day 1, I quickly realized my struggle will be eating 3 meals. I felt like I smacked for two meals and then ate a huge dinner. Day 2 I vow to have 3 meals!!
  25. 0 points
    BabyBear

    A Very Hungry Mommy and Baby W30 R2.2

    Day 9 5/24 - and the hits just keep on coming. When I said we needed to catch a break this is not what I had in mind. 7:15 up with baby. Get our day going. I got his breakfast served up and then we headed to the bathroom to get me ready. Lol he was into everything this morning and a short fuse to boot. I was grateful when hubby got up and took over and I think baby was too. 8:30 M1 - LO sweet potato apple breakfast bake. Probably should have made efforts at having a salad or something but I was doing good to get that down and out the door. I was so excited to be back among my sacred family even if it was only a fraction of them as we gathered among 4 different houses. 1:30 M2 - venison roast and roast potatoes and carrots with ghee. Dinner at my moms. This was planned. I checked her beef broth the other day and it was approved. I did ask she not add any consumate or any other flavorings. Lucky for me as she was plating the food she was looking for a sweet chili sauce but she was out. She just doesn’t get it but we did manage to have a meal that had compliant components. She also made rolls, coleslaw, corn. Sigh nothing green but I’ll eat a big salad tonight. Lunch was nice and the company even better. I was hungry so when my mom announced save room for strawberry rhubarb pie (one of my favorites) I had a second helping of roast and potatoes and carrots. It filled me up and I was able to decline honestly that I did not want pie because I was full. After lunch I took baby upstairs to nap while the older boys watched a movie with my parents. When I got up from the nap my mom was cutting up the watermelon I had brought over. I indulged, simply because I wanted it. It was delicious and I enjoyed every morsel. 4:30 S1 - bowl of watermelon OMG I’m glad I ate that bowl of watermelon. We went skating tonight, and we were two hours in and having a blast when my husband was doing a head slide in the middle a move he’s down 1000 times his arm slipped just as he was coming down and his arm got trapped behind him and snap. He broke it above the elbow. Thank goodness one of our friends there is an EMT. It’s his dominant arm and all he could chatter on about is how he has 4 skates to build tomorrow and he won’t be able to play with the baby. So no dinner. Im sitting in the truck outside the ER waiting for answers. It’s crazy he’s been skating for 31 years and never broke anything and he has taken some dog falls, yet he breaks his arm on a floor move he’s done a thousand times he wasn’t even standing on his skates! Really 2020 what else you got for us? Ugh! Wrap me in bubble wrap and let me know when 2020 is over . Good grief Charlie Brown! i stayed compliant and was not lured by the Taco Bell sitting across the road as I sat in the parking lot. Water 101oz