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    RabbitFood got a reaction from Alve in Vegetarian/Vegan Whole30-ish Log   
    Day 3
    1: Bananas, oranges, cashews
    2: spinach, walnut oil, chickpeas, nutritional yeast, oranges
    3: To be determined.
    Man I've thought about quitting all day.  Not because I'm hungry.  I. Just. Want. Candy.
    But I haven't quit.  Ideally, my breakfast would not have consisted of fruit.  And, ideally, my lunch would not have included fruit.
    On a positive note, I have not stuffed my face with the candy and chocolate I want to stuff my face with.  And, although I want to quit to eat candy, I have not, no, I will not quit . . . Right?
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    RabbitFood got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    Hate to admit this: My round ended this weekend.  
    1. I ate a couple bites of ramen noodles (so gross!) and five pieces of tofu.  Two hours later a large zit showed up.  I don't know what triggered #don'tskipyourreintro
    2. Also, I ate frozen yogurt.  It didn't really appeal to me.  I tasted it and it wasn't that good.  Still ate the whole thing.  Re-read a chapter in FFF about slips and regrets, and have learned from the experience.  Guess what happened?  That clearer (not completely clear, but clearer) skin is breaking out and inflamed. 
    What I learned: My skin and I like eating whole, unprocessed foods.
     
    Keep up the great work March1st-ers!
     
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    RabbitFood got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    Hate to admit this: My round ended this weekend.  
    1. I ate a couple bites of ramen noodles (so gross!) and five pieces of tofu.  Two hours later a large zit showed up.  I don't know what triggered #don'tskipyourreintro
    2. Also, I ate frozen yogurt.  It didn't really appeal to me.  I tasted it and it wasn't that good.  Still ate the whole thing.  Re-read a chapter in FFF about slips and regrets, and have learned from the experience.  Guess what happened?  That clearer (not completely clear, but clearer) skin is breaking out and inflamed. 
    What I learned: My skin and I like eating whole, unprocessed foods.
     
    Keep up the great work March1st-ers!
     
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    RabbitFood got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    Hate to admit this: My round ended this weekend.  
    1. I ate a couple bites of ramen noodles (so gross!) and five pieces of tofu.  Two hours later a large zit showed up.  I don't know what triggered #don'tskipyourreintro
    2. Also, I ate frozen yogurt.  It didn't really appeal to me.  I tasted it and it wasn't that good.  Still ate the whole thing.  Re-read a chapter in FFF about slips and regrets, and have learned from the experience.  Guess what happened?  That clearer (not completely clear, but clearer) skin is breaking out and inflamed. 
    What I learned: My skin and I like eating whole, unprocessed foods.
     
    Keep up the great work March1st-ers!
     
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    RabbitFood got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    Hate to admit this: My round ended this weekend.  
    1. I ate a couple bites of ramen noodles (so gross!) and five pieces of tofu.  Two hours later a large zit showed up.  I don't know what triggered #don'tskipyourreintro
    2. Also, I ate frozen yogurt.  It didn't really appeal to me.  I tasted it and it wasn't that good.  Still ate the whole thing.  Re-read a chapter in FFF about slips and regrets, and have learned from the experience.  Guess what happened?  That clearer (not completely clear, but clearer) skin is breaking out and inflamed. 
    What I learned: My skin and I like eating whole, unprocessed foods.
     
    Keep up the great work March1st-ers!
     
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    RabbitFood got a reaction from Leekeetria in Starting March 1st   
    Just in case anyone else on this thread is where I am, I read this post from a moderator in another thread:
    " . . . giving in to the cravings never diminishes the stress. . . "
    Thought I'd share since we're in the last week and cravings can get strong.  
     
    . . . . And I'm over here, stressing about work, thinking about going back to my comfort drug (chocolate).  
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    RabbitFood reacted to Leekeetria in Starting March 1st   
    @RabbitFood thanks for the repost...that is soooo very true! 
    i have to say that i am looking forward to my glass of wine but there isn't anything else that i'm really craving.  however, i am curious to see what happens when i reintroduce certain foods that i may want to enjoy from time to time - like some dairy (cheese and sour cream) or chips (because unfortunately my mind still associates sandwiches with chips....then again i no longer think that sandwiches should include bread so i should be able to also eliminate the correlation to chips...but we shall soon see) or non-compliant bacon.  i'm hoping my discovery is that they all make me feel like crap and i'll leave them out of my diet for good!
    and happy friday everyone ... this is our last weekend!  
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    RabbitFood reacted to TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    @kellyfoss Sorry about the sneaky salsa!  I am also feeling really great and was thinking about staying a little longer but I think I have successfully mapped out a preliminary plan for reintroduction that I am excited about.  I have decided to stay away from alcohol for a bit longer, at least through the end of Lent.  If pregnant ladies can do it for 9 months, I certainly can do it for 40 days!  I am nervous about dairy and gluten.  I have never had a serious issue with either that I know of, but the more I am reading about reintroductions, the more people I see who have had sensitivities.  I don't want to feel sick which is maybe why I want to stay on longer.  I am on Spring Break the second week of April so I am planning most reintros for that time period. 
    When we started the whole 30 in February I was doing a good job of working out as well.  I love to walk outdoors and enjoy lifting weights or using weight machines at the gym.  I am not a fan of indoor cardio machines but try to use them on occasion anyways (the former Skyfit now Aaptiv app is helpful).  Unfortunately, I hit a bit of a stall with the working out about day 8 or 9 when I was feeling particularly sluggish and I am finally feeling ready to jump back in.  I have an absolutely CRAZY busy week coming up since I am music director of a show that goes up next weekend so I am prepping myself to get back into my walking routine on Monday, April 3.  If time allows, I will do it sooner-- possibly even this afternoon (my last few hours of freedom until the show is over on Sunday the 2nd!).   Hopefully the weather will warm up in the next several days!
    Now, to be slightly petty for a minute, I find that I am frustrated when I see people who sell shakes-which-shall-remain-nameless or fixes that last between 20 and 22 days on Facebook and other social media talk about clean eating.  THIS. THIS IS CLEAN EATING.  Don't get me wrong, do what works for you I truly believe that, but we have been eating seriously clean and whole for the past 26 days.  I am so happy about the way I am eating, particularly the hoards of vegetables and proper plate set up.  I feel like it's easy now.  I know what I can eat and what I can't and it really is becoming habit.  I just feel like there are so many lies out there about proper food consumption.  Have I drank too much of the (sugar, gluten, dairy, & soy free) Whole30 hypothetical "cool-aid" that now I am extra aware of other food/diet fads that are just not the same?  I just want to shout "NO!! GO BUY WHOLE30!!!" LOL.  To me, someone who has tried IT ALL, this is the answer and this is how I need to approach food forever (which reminds me, I must buy "Food Freedom Forever" before it's all said and done!).
    By the way to everyone in this group...we ROCK.  WE REALLY ROCK.  I am so grateful for this forum and that I have a place to communicate how I am feeling and receive positive support from others in the same boat.  This has been seriously helpful and you all inspire me to keep walking past that candy aisle in CVS!!!! 
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    RabbitFood got a reaction from Leekeetria in Starting March 1st   
    Just in case anyone else on this thread is where I am, I read this post from a moderator in another thread:
    " . . . giving in to the cravings never diminishes the stress. . . "
    Thought I'd share since we're in the last week and cravings can get strong.  
     
    . . . . And I'm over here, stressing about work, thinking about going back to my comfort drug (chocolate).  
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    RabbitFood reacted to LadyM in Cravings in day 24?   
    Congrats on resisting!
     
    The good news is you know for sure there's nothing your body actually requires from a beer. If you haven't eaten much fruit or starchy veg lately, the craving could be instructive in that you need more carbs. Or it could be as simple as stress. Stress causes cravings. And giving in to the cravings never diminishes the stress. In fact, it usually exacerbates it.
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    RabbitFood got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    @alcazn If you end up eating your lunch from home, just express how excited you are for your meal and leave it at that.  No one needs to no you are doing a reset   I've found I do best by following Whole30 advice to not advertise this to family and friends and let your results speak for themselves.
    @moosegirl Interesting.  I'm not sleeping well either.  Getting 6 to 7 hours and then I'm just awake.  
    @Leekeetria Ah, good to know I'm not alone.  Can't wait to celebrate with you (from afar)!
     
    Happy Day 22!
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    RabbitFood reacted to Brewer5 in Quitting Is Not An Option...   
    I think we should each have to type this before we can sign into the forums each day. You must type it exactly, you must not miss a single word of it. If you do, you are denied access. Over and over and over again until you get it right. Please pass that suggestion on to Dallas & Melissa.
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    RabbitFood got a reaction from appalachiangiraffe in Starting March 1st   
    @alcazn If you end up eating your lunch from home, just express how excited you are for your meal and leave it at that.  No one needs to no you are doing a reset   I've found I do best by following Whole30 advice to not advertise this to family and friends and let your results speak for themselves.
    @moosegirl Interesting.  I'm not sleeping well either.  Getting 6 to 7 hours and then I'm just awake.  
    @Leekeetria Ah, good to know I'm not alone.  Can't wait to celebrate with you (from afar)!
     
    Happy Day 22!
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    RabbitFood reacted to alcazn in Starting March 1st   
    @RabbitFood and @Leekeetria - I made it....whew!  I was able to get a plain baked potato and steamed broccoli, then ate the protein that I brought from my lunch.  It was good and received well by the group.  A few of them commented that I have prompted them to make some better choices, so that was good to hear.  
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    RabbitFood reacted to Leekeetria in Starting March 1st   
    @RabbitFood oh i still want to eat, but now i know it's just me wanting to eat and not my body really needing to eat. i am counting down as well, but really because i told myself that i was going to do it and it looks like that is exactly what's going to happen.  i am going to celebrate making it to the finish line (which will probably include a glass of wine) , but also celebrate my new outlook on food.  like most, i've tried every single diet and eating plan that is out there, but i'm happy to have finally found one that i know works for me and that can be long term!  
    @Poetry Saves i can relate a bit.  i'm pretty sensitive so i wouldn't say i have tough skin, but i've actually gotten a kick out of telling people what i'm doing and hearing the "oh there is no way i could give up bread...sugar...alcohol for 30 days"...to which i reply once you see how your body feels without it, you might rethink that statement.  so my friends/family aren't my problem ... my issue is when i dine out.  sometimes the servers act like i'm inconveniencing them by asking for food that i'm paying for to be cooked in a special way.  maybe they get push back from the cooks, who knows.  i've been fortunate in that most of my servers have been very understanding...but this weekend at red robin that was not the case...LOL.  
    @alcazn you can do it!  i believe they have a few options that you can choose from...glad you brought your lunch so you're prepared either way.  my office is having a breakfast and an international pot luck all on april 5th.  after we're done, but way too soon to just eat everything in sight LOL.  so i've already decided what i will/won't be eating at the breakfast and i will not be eating at the potluck, but i'm still going to contribute a dessert (but it will probably be store bought ).
    @moosegirl sorry to hear you're still waking up every single night.  i'm not at all trying to rub it in, but this has been the most consecutive peaceful/restful nights of sleep i've ever gotten in my entire life!  and i feel like this is the most normal my digestive system has ever been.  what do you usually eat?  maybe it's not the veggies, but the protein or fat?  i've learned that my body doesn't really like red meat...specifically steak or maybe certain kinds of steak...because afterwards i feel bloated and i get a raging headache.
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    RabbitFood got a reaction from alcazn in Starting March 1st   
    Good job not consuming the potentially unhealthy food!  I, too, have realized how much I eat when not hungry.  Yet, for some reason, I still want to.  I had to do tea after breakfast and lunch today to avoid the chocolate.  
     
    I'm so excited it's Day 20!  Maybe I shouldn't be counting?  It feels waaay more likely that I can complete the 30 days since there are only 10 days left.  It's just 10 days, only one weekend.  
     
    NSV that I don't really want to admit:  My husband complemented my complexion this morning!  My Whole30 goal is clear, radiant skin and I guess it's working.  I don't want to admit it though because I was counting down the days until I would choose to eat chocolate again.  Sigh.  I may have to rethink that choice and give up chocolate . . . 
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    RabbitFood reacted to Leekeetria in Starting March 1st   
    @angledge i made the butter chicken...but i have to say it looked a bit more delicious than it turned out to be.  i don't know if i used the coconut milk with less fat or what, but it wasn't what i expected.   nevertheless, i made it so i'm eating it!  i am definitely not letting it go to waste!
    i am excited to try the shephard's pie and the salmon cakes...hopefully i have better luck with those since most have commented that they are really good!
    @Jenny85 - good for making it thru the movie with no popcorn!  @appalachiangiraffe i'm with you ... i've turned down a few movie invites.  while i was prepared with nuts and tea, i didn't know if i was really going to be able to resist.  thank goodness the bf bought tickets for the wrong movie theater and our theater was already sold out.  crisis averted.  
    this plan has opened my eyes to how much we eat/snack even when we're not hungry and that it's not that difficult to say no to things you think you're addicted to!  i went to red robin and resisted fries, a friend's birthday party and resisted cake, tons of other sweets, alcohol and even pizza!  had i not been on this eating plan, i would've eaten it all...and had nothing to show for it except a bigger waistline!
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    RabbitFood reacted to alcazn in Starting March 1st   
    I survived.  It wasn't a pretty day, but I survived.   I was able to have baked fish at the fish fry tonight.  I planned ahead and took my own non-stick foil to put it on for the oven.  It was delish.  I hope you all had a great St. Patrick's Day!
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    RabbitFood got a reaction from missusmneill in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Quick google search.  Maybe don't eat the corned beef @KJ Jackson:
    Sodium erythorbate is produced from sugars derived from different sources, such as beets, sugar cane, and corn.[6][7][8]  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_erythorbate)
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    RabbitFood got a reaction from alcazn in Starting March 1st   
    I second @AmyS and suggest more fat.  Mix it up, it doesn't have to be three servings of one oil: try 1 serving of olive oil, plus a serving of macadamia nuts (if they agree with you), plus avocado.  
    Also, a serving or two of potatoes or sweet potatoes could help. 
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    RabbitFood reacted to kellyfoss in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    It is definitely real! This is why I'm so glad I never forayed into the world of other more serious drugs, because I'm fairly certain my addictive personality would not have served me well there. This month of forcing myself to find new ways of coping with anxiety and depression that don't involve sugar and/or alcohol has been so amazingly eye-opening! I'm really glad to hear it has done the same for you. The most important part is that we recognized it was a problem and took steps to remedy it. Keep fighting the good fight!
     
    (And dude I hear you on the "drug stash"... I always had a secret package of cookies or candy hidden somewhere in the house, even since I was a kid. No more!)
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    RabbitFood reacted to BajaChick in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    It is a real addiction, and fuels the "food with no brakes" like jet fuel! Whenever there were sweet treats at the office, I would take one, and find some way to go back for more, to get one "for my coworker" or even try to be super incognito so no one would see I was eating enough for 4 people. Always left me feeling sick, disgusted and wanting more. My company gives us a pre-loaded credit card to buy junk from the break room, and it was not uncommon for me to move right from the Krispy Kreams to bags of Reeces Pieces, M&Ms or an ice cream bar. Suddenly I've consumed 1,000 calories in sugar, fat and processed flour.
    My husband travels a fair amount, and when he was out of town I would just go crazy. No one to watch me, no one to see the empty ice cream carton or cookie package I just bought. So much like a drug addict hiding their drug use or alcoholic sneaking booze. When I quit drinking I had immediate health benefits, and noticed a difference every single day. I feel the same way about sugar today. I'm a better person, physically and mentally without the sugar dragon on my back! Better sleep, healthier nails and generally feeling so much better! So glad I found this program
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    RabbitFood reacted to TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    So I don't know if I have ever talked on here about my serious candy/sugar thing that was going on for like, I don't know, most of my life I guess.  I am at my night job and it is quiet and I spent a lot of time reading through the forums on reintroduction of sugar and started to think about my candy situation and am hoping it's okay with you all if I share here because I just need to get this out!! I LOVE candy.  It's like a thing with me.  My friends and I used to (like years ago, early/mid 20s) base a lot of our jokes around my obsession with SPKs (sour patch kids...).  I struggled to go to CVS and not walk down the candy aisle and buy something.  If we were on vacation, i would go straight to the inevitable candy store and buy myself some bulk candy because "I'm on vacation."  And really, I did this just days before starting the Whole 30 when my boyfriend and I went to Mohegan Sun in CT for a few nights.  I have always hated this sugar dragon so to say because it really felt like an addiction.   It has made me feel embarrassed and fear stores that don't have self checkout!!!!  I would buy candy for kids at school or my staff over the summer as a total JOKE-- it was all so I would have candy for myself.  I have done some seriously obscene things when it comes to packs of starbursts that I'd rather not mention!!! Ugh.  Every year at Lent I would give up candy and chocolate and feel amazing, but on Easter I was always down to grab that Easter basket and not look back, as if it was some sort of reward. Why why why why why!?
    Anyway, I am writing this because I seriously was a candy addict before the Whole 30 and I literally feel like I have been changed!!!  I cannot say that I will never chomp down on another sour straw in my life, but I DO NOT WANT TO EVER EVER EVER AGAIN.  What was I doing to myself!? Like not only was I consuming something so completely disgusting for me, I was totally feeding this addiction.  I know we are on day 18 with 12 days + a lifetime to go, but seriously, thank you Whole 30 because I do not ever want to go back there. 
    And now that I have gotten that out there... I wish you all a wonderful day 19 and beyond! Thanks for reading if you got this far!
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    RabbitFood reacted to SPeffer in Starting March 1st   
    I'm really sorry your first half marathon didn't go as planned.  Right now I have gotten horrifically out of shape and can't do what I did before, but when I was racing pretty often I learned - don't change anything right before a race.  The training is by far the most important part of a distance race - it is what gets you through.  So if you were training with a certain fuel and then changed it up before the race - that could be part of it.   
    There are definitely a lot of paleo distance runners though so I think it can be done - it just needs to be practiced that way.   The other questions you asked I'm struggling with myself, so I'm not much help (the 30 vs 365).
    Also - I'm sorry that the race wasn't what you hoped, but I've learned something in my racing.  I've done 22 half marathons and sometimes you just have a crappy one.  Same with any run.  Sometimes they go awesome - sometimes not.  I'm not sure what training plan you did, but for me - I HAD to have one run over 13 miles (I did 14) in the beginning.  Mentally I just had to.  Do you know when you started feeling badly during the race?