moosegirl

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  1. moosegirl

    Starting March 1st

    I weighed myself today! I didn't do it for weight loss, I actually ate more during my Whole30 than I usually do but my weight stayed exactly the same to the decimal point. I just thought that was interesting.
  2. moosegirl

    Starting March 1st

    I did it! I did accidentally make some mistakes, but they were all accidents and very, very small amounts of non compliant foods so I am proud of myself! I haven't noticed a massive change, maybe a little clearer mentally on some days? Although today I am feeling super tired and sluggish so not sure what that is about. I have reintroduced a few new things, with no major changes yet.
  3. moosegirl

    Starting March 1st

    SO close! I can see the finish line! Already planning some re-intro meals. I haven't had the greatest amount of success but it will be interesting to see how I feel once I start adding things back into my diet. I know re-intro is going to be tricky so I hope I don't blow it. Anyone else have an mental/physical aversion to leftovers? I thinking seeing food cold in the fridge is so gross and then even after I re-heat it, it never tastes as good warmed over. I can gag just thinking about it. I've been trying to cook a little bit larger meat portions to have leftovers and then just making the vegetables fresh every meal but I know that isn't realistic for most people or for me long term.
  4. moosegirl

    Starting March 1st

    R1D22. Really glad this is almost over. Still waking up every night/day at 4 in the morning, not really even being hungry, just can't sleep. I made 8 cups of homemade chicken stock last night and then let it cool outside the fridge for too long so now they have to be thrown out. I'm still constipated even after eating plenty of broccoli, kale, etc.
  5. And then things like me spending all morning cooking a massive batch of soup that I could have for several meals, eating one meal out of it and spilling the rest getting it out of the fridge to eat for dinner. That was a good $8-10 down the drain.
  6. For breakfast - 3 free range eggs with a little coconut milk and some of this sweet potato breakfast casserole: http://www.paleorunningmomma.com/sweet-potato-apple-breakfast-bake-paleo-whole30/ I usually force myself to eat eggs and chicken sausages - I know they are good for me and a good source of protein. For lunch: Today I made some of this soup http://www.asaucykitchen.com/thai-meatball-and-egg-drop-soup/ It was good the first time I made it and then awful the second time I made it. My meatballs kept falling apart and I had to use chicken stock instead of chicken broth so that may have had something to do with it. The other day I had .5 a pound of shrimp and some cooked sweet potato and kale for lunch. Dinner is usually steaks/red meat of some sort and a half a plate of green vegetable such a brussel sprouts, or a veggie stir fry. I can handle steak all right but then sometimes the thought of more meat seems revolting and I get nauseated by the thought of it which doesn't help when I am already nauseated because in the I am so hungry I am nauseated but nothing sounds appealing or cookable because I am nauseated loop of doom. I work kind of weird hours so sometimes a mini meal is a gala apple and almond butter. I also made this once but it wasn't very good.
  7. I'm on R1D16 and this is something I'm really struggling with and I created this account just to post this. Honestly, the not eating the sugar/gluten/dairy, etc isn't the hard part, it's that the meal planning is so overwhelming. I'm so overwhelmed with meal planning and constantly thinking about food and what I am going to eat next. I'm 28 but still live with my parents who aren't doing a Whole30 but are being supportive by eating compliant meals that I cook. I have anxiety about spending money, even though I know it is cheaper than eating out it is hard to buy expensive meats and then I sometimes end up not cooking them very well and I feel like I am wasting my money. I live in a tiny town that just has a Wal-Mart and I absolutely hate going there and get so overwhelmed (even with a list) half the time I can't find an ingredient that I am looking for so then it throws my whole meal plan and I end up buying random compliant ingredients and hoping something comes together. I can't afford online prices or a super expensive spice I am going to use just a few times. I'm a quite picky eater, although I am getting braver, I ate parsnips for the first time last week. The thought of some foods makes me nauseated, but I try to force myself to eat them anyway. I'm doing Whole30 to try and reduce inflammation in my knees because I have metal implants in my leg which cause chronic pain so weight loss isn't my goal but the diet doesn't seem to be having any effect on my pain levels. I actually had to weigh myself to make sure I still weighed enough to go donate blood and then when I got to the blood bank my iron levels were too low to donate even though I have been eating red meat, eggs, kale, etc. I've been eating a sweet potato nearly every day so it should be enough for it to be just the low carb effect. I've had several crying fits/borderline panic attacks on and off today because 2 more weeks of this seems overwhelming, of course it doesn't help that I wake up in the middle of the night most nights because I am so hungry that I can't sleep. I signed up for the W30 version of Real Plans today which just made it more overwhelming, to try and think of all that cooking every day. Please someone tell me it gets better? I thought the first 2 weeks were the hardest but today has been the hardest for me.