appalachiangiraffe

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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to angledge in Starting March 1st   
    I definitely had some brain fog today. At the pool, I could hardly remember what set I was doing, what interval I had set, or what rep I was on. Thank God there's a big giant line on the bottom of the pool for me to follow or I might've gotten lost as well...
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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to RoK in Starting March 1st   
    @Mountain Girl the stuffed pepper recipe is from the Whole30 book under fancy pants meals...the tapas recipes. I found it here: http://truefoodmovement.com/whole30-ribs-and-bell-peppers although the instructions vary slightly. Per the book, I roasted the peppers in the oven, peeled the skins, sliced, and filled with the shredded rib meat using a toothpick to hold them together until eating. It would be interesting to try them this way though. Also, I blended the broth before reducing it, so there was no need to pick out onions or anything else. The balsamic reduction is easy...one cup balsamic vinegar simmered on the stovetop until reduced by half. It should stick a bit to your spoon but still drizzle easily. Delicious!
    @knykytaS and @Alia I had similar dreams too last night! I was also super angry in my dreams, yelling at my family and my boyfriend for abandoning me at a party in Italy where I didn't know anyone. Lol! I guess Kill All the Things days affected me more than I realized!
     
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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to KnykytaS in Starting March 1st   
    Had my first dream about non-compliant food. I'm pretty sure it was a calzone but all I really remember is being upset about having start over haha. 
    I'm still not sleeping well but I hope in the next few days that changes. 
    Bring On Day 6!!
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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to Alia in Starting March 1st   
    That's so funny - same thing happened to me! At the end of Day 1 I had a dream about accidentally ingesting just ONE GRAIN of sugar and remember feeling so miserable that I had messed up! Very interested how it affects us all psychologically!
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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to kimcdonald in Starting March 1st   
    I also started on the 1st so I'm on day 6. After creeping around the forums for advice/info I finally decided to create a profile.  In general, I'm feeling pretty okay. The gym was a bit of a struggle this morning but not sure if that's due to poor sleep or being out of the gym for a while.
     
    I'm thankfully not having the brain fog/headaches/grogginess that seems to be associated with this point in the program. I think it's probably due to the fact that for the last 3 years I've lived a mostly Paleo lifestyle and this Whole30 is a huge reset for me.  Regardless, I'm thankful.
     
    1/5 of the way through. We can do this!
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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to SPeffer in Starting March 1st   
    KnykytaS do you feel any better?  I've had moments, but thankfully for the most part it hasn't been too awful.
    Oh that is great work!  I would have let that stress me out I think.  And I would have lived on larabars
    What marathon are you doing?  I was supposed to run MCM last year and then just was so out of shape it wasn't going to happen.  I'm hoping to get back to my 1/2 marathons this year.
     
    I have to say I'm starting to notice some positive changes! I didn't the first few days like some of you, and I still have a headache and some brain fog, but I noticed that I can turn my neck further than before! I had neck surgery three years ago and have a lot of scar tissue that interferes with it, which of course leads to a very stiff neck and bad headaches/numbing in my fingers and toes/etc.  So that what a big change that I was happy to see.  Granted I have a long way to go, but without question I can turn it further.  I also noticed I can now put my socks on standing up again!  I was at a point where I hurt so horribly that I couldn't do it.  It wasn't anything "getting in the way" - it was my back and neck hurt so bad I couldn't bend over.  I still felt "creaky", but I did it this morning - huge win.  It makes me miss Thai and Chinese a little less (marginally). 
     
    I hope everyone had a good weekend! 
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    appalachiangiraffe got a reaction from angledge in Starting March 1st   
    We had a major storm on Wednesday which left us without electricity until today! Talk about "adding insult to injury!"  I made it through with a campstove, compliant canned tuna, and olives.  I was pretty edgy yesterday, but when I read the timeline this morning, it ALL made sense.  Here's to the luxury of a full kitchen!!
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    appalachiangiraffe got a reaction from angledge in Starting March 1st   
    We had a major storm on Wednesday which left us without electricity until today! Talk about "adding insult to injury!"  I made it through with a campstove, compliant canned tuna, and olives.  I was pretty edgy yesterday, but when I read the timeline this morning, it ALL made sense.  Here's to the luxury of a full kitchen!!
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    appalachiangiraffe got a reaction from angledge in Starting March 1st   
    We had a major storm on Wednesday which left us without electricity until today! Talk about "adding insult to injury!"  I made it through with a campstove, compliant canned tuna, and olives.  I was pretty edgy yesterday, but when I read the timeline this morning, it ALL made sense.  Here's to the luxury of a full kitchen!!
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    appalachiangiraffe got a reaction from angledge in Starting March 1st   
    We had a major storm on Wednesday which left us without electricity until today! Talk about "adding insult to injury!"  I made it through with a campstove, compliant canned tuna, and olives.  I was pretty edgy yesterday, but when I read the timeline this morning, it ALL made sense.  Here's to the luxury of a full kitchen!!
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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to hchc in Starting March 1st   
    A friend of mine introduced me to the idea of giving this Whole30 a try.  I have previously completed IQS and have food intolerances that steer me away from gluten and dairy so I was confident I could keep up to the food restrictions.  My husband has no restrictions to his diet so the challenge of no bread and cheese to a French Canadian was overwhelming to him.  I followed the hints and removed everything not allowed from my cupboards a week before and left the items in boxes on the floor in the kitchen.  The frustration of digging through them was enough to make you not want the item by the time you found it.  My husband was constantly complaining but I really think it helped him to see what items were not allowed.  I am the driving force and secretly, I am hoping he can cut grains and cheese after the conclusion of the 30 days and appreciate how much better his gut feels.  BUT I LIKE WINE.......  Oh, how I like my wine.  For me, this is the most challenging aspect of the diet change.  I am paying special attention to how my mind and body feel as I plow through this month coveting my wine cellar.  Last night a very thoughtful friend invited us over for dinner and cooked to the Whole30 plan.  The meal was great, the company was delightful and I woke this morning and said 'I had a good time last night'.  The big difference was I watched our hosts drink the imported bottle of red, saw them enjoying it, discussing the flavours, and smells.  I really thought I would have had negative, jealous and maybe even envious feelings over them taking part in my favourite activity, without me.  I did reach for a glass and take a few wonderful sniffs of the bouquet, but handed back the glass without a thought of sneaking a sip.  Don't get me wrong, I will continue to enjoy my wine.  But already at day 5 I am more inclined to pay better attention or the mindfulness of enjoying my wine, with it no longer being a habit to reach for a glass while I start to cook, no matter the day.  
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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to BendySimcha in Starting March 1st   
    My husband and I started March 1 so DAY 4 DONE!!! YAY!!! And we haven't been too awful to each other, but a bit snappy. Grains are a biggie for him and I realized during a first start last month (11 days, and then blew it on a trip to the city - sushi!! and hub decided the day before that that he REALLY wanted to join me... he'd been "threatening" to for days) that I am a Scale Junkie/Addict... the commitment to not weigh myself was making me crazy... I was looking for excuses and finally stepped on the scale ---- busted!! and he committed to join in... so here we are....
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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to angledge in Starting March 1st   
    I literally broke my dishwasher during my second Whole30. I've often said that Day 1 should start with "Ladies and gentlemen, start your dishwashers!!!!" 
    Good work making it through Kill All The Things Day everybody!
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    appalachiangiraffe got a reaction from tinman57 in Starting March 1st   
    Hi, all!
    This will be my first Whole30.  Reading through your posts is very up-lifting!
    Looking forward to slayin' some dragons with y'all
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    appalachiangiraffe got a reaction from tinman57 in Starting March 1st   
    Hi, all!
    This will be my first Whole30.  Reading through your posts is very up-lifting!
    Looking forward to slayin' some dragons with y'all
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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to tinman57 in Starting March 1st   
    I'm in.  This may be bad for the whole pizza thing going on though.
    For a big help on meals, especially if you work and have to carry your meals,  consult with Well Fed Weeknights.  It's got a mini-cookup for Sunday that takes less than an hour and you have food to eat, pack whatever.  You're all set for 7 days (at least).  And grab some Mason jars so you can whip up your mayo (in under 2 minutes) and an excellent Italian dressing that tastes like Good Seasons.  Eggs, zoodles, cauliflower rice, potatoes, protein.  It's all there!
     
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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to angledge in Starting March 1st   
    A. Year. Of. No. Sugar. Be still my overworked pancreas.
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    appalachiangiraffe reacted to LMASK in Starting March 1st   
    Starting tomorrow for Whole30 for Lent!