scoakley13

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    scoakley13 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    I've done several Whole30's (at least ten but probably more) and even did a Whole75 last year. I felt great and was able to stay active with no issues. I wanted to try Keto so I did that the second half of the year. It was a keto/Whole30 hybrid and also made me feel great. However, I started getting depressed in December and began shoveling unhealthy food in my mouth because it made me feel better. Then I started feeling bad so I ate more bad food. I knew what the bad food was doing to me but couldn't stop and my depression got worse. I started on an anti-depressant at the beginning of January. It made me sleepy and really hungry. So I started eating more because of the hunger and eating unhealthier because of how tired I was. I'm now almost 35 lbs. heavier than I was on Christmas Day and have no energy. I love how I feel (and look) on Whole30 so I'm starting another round tomorrow morning. I've tried a few times over the past couple of months but haven't been able to stick with it. I've been keeping a food log so I could figure out what makes me crave/eat unhealthy food and feel like I've finally figured it out. So here we go...
    Goals over the next 30 (or more) days:
    Track food here daily to hold me accountable  Lessen inflammation throughout my body Break "addiction" to sweet treats Stop emotional eating  Increase energy by eating compliantly and getting enough sleep at night Move at least five days per week  Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day Fit back into my pants Most importantly - feel good every damn day
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    Still here and still going strong. I love crispy meat and have these frequently. I wanted to share in case anyone hasn't been blessed enough to try these yet. (Also works with arrowroot flour if you can't find potato starch.) 
    https://paleomg.com/ready-or-not-cookbook-review-salt-pepper-fried-pork-chops/
    I'm doing ok with food. I'm horrible at following the template but as long as I feel good I'm ok with that. I've really been focusing on exercise and completed a 12 mile, 4343 foot elevation gain hike on Saturday with nothing but crispy steak and two eggs in my belly. No snacks and no lagging. Whole30 makes me strong and I love it!  
     
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    scoakley13 reacted to MadyVanilla in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    What a beautiful dish and amazing way to deal with a down mood.  It's so empowering to learn that we can manage an off mood without immediately turning to food.  
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    scoakley13 reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Thanks for sharing this, it sounds delicious and I think you know what's coming... I'm adding it to my list of gotta try's
    I'm going to call it "Cat's Chicken Thing"   
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    scoakley13 reacted to Blueautumn in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    So awesome for all of it! Ive been trying to figure out what i want to do after the thirty days and I think there is a very high chance i continue it out to at least 60 days. Though i really want cheese back in my life. Like cheese will have to be the first intro at some point no matter what but i dont want to fall right back into eating all these things all day every day so Ive been trying to come up with a long term plan after the reintros and everything. Plus my dr hasnt seen the results yet but i imagine after the 30 days shes gonna be super pushy about me sticking with for a while LOL my sugar numbers are gonna excite her so much.
    I wish i could have you just come cook for me <3 your food always sounds so yummy with such a veggie variety! I still just grab one and im like broccoli there something veggie lol.
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    scoakley13 reacted to SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Day 30!!! This was by far the easiest round. I credit that to not even having the opportunity to eat out, having ALL the time in the world to prep and cook and shop, and having no outside pressures at all. Here's hoping that as that stuff begins to creep back in, it stays easy
    I downloaded FFF yesterday and have started it - @ShadowInTheKitchen I hear you with reading at night LOL, I'm 2 pages and out like a light!!
    I forgot to eat meal 1 today, only realised after 3:30 when I was out walking the dog. Had a mini-meal when I got home of a bit of cauli/brocc rice and a bit of chicken tikka masala. 
    Dinner is seared salmon steaks with sauteed asparagus and broccolini, and maybe some jicama sticks with chilli and lime...
     
     
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    This is one of my favorite meals and what I had for dinner last night:
    https://paleomg.com/stuffed-prosciutto-wrapped-chicken-valentines-day-dinner/
    I don't cut my potatoes like hearts. I use my mandolin slicer and make them like cottage fries. I use the Tree Line Herb & Garlic soft cheese. I like it in this dish but it is nowhere good enough to make me spiral and eat a block of cheese (which I've done a few times in my life). I tried a bite of it alone one time and it wasn't great so I feel ok using it in this recipe. No cheese or dairy cravings today so I'm good. 
    I feel good and am starting to see a difference less puffiness in my face and body. I've started biking again and realized how much I've missed it. It makes me feel like a kid. I love to go fast down hills. 
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    scoakley13 reacted to SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    So my A1C came back at 4.9 along with my perfect cholesterol (both good and bad). YAY!!
     
     
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from Blueautumn in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    Last night dinner - I was tired after my exercise so I made a simple burger patty and ate some canned green beans. Very boring but did the trick. 
    Movement - four mile run/walk (mile run/mile walk/mile run/mile walk)
    I was tired most of the day yesterday due to lack of sleep Tuesday night. I forced myself to go to the Greenway for my run/walk. I got it done but crashed as soon as I got home. My anti-depressant is great but it makes me tired and also gives me insomnia sometimes. That's a horrible combination and I feel for anyone who has to deal with it on a regular basis. 
     
    Day 3 - May 28
    Breakfast - nothing - I overslept 
    Lunch - leftover apple/bacon smothered pork chops
    Planned Dinner - grilled apple and pork kabobs - https://www.thesophisticatedcaveman.com/grilled-apple-and-pork-kabobs/
    Planned Movement - none! rest day
    I feel ok today. I'm still a little tired but it's date night so I'm excited to see my boyfriend (I hate that term since we're both 44 but don't know what else to use). 
     
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    scoakley13 reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    I had the same problem, talked my Dr about it and she prescribed a second one (taking both - 1 in AM, 1in PM) and it solved the problem, so maybe you could check with your Doc?  Just a suggestion.
    I like to eat my burgers wrapped in lettuce.  VERRRRY messy but oh-so-delish! https://40aprons.com/whole30-in-n-out-burgers/ this is tasty and the pics are gorgeous, I haven't managed to get mine to look that good but they taste great.  I prefer to eat them this way and may never go back to eating them on a white bun again.  
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    scoakley13 reacted to Blueautumn in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    I picked up some thin cheap cuts of steak today! Probably wont get a chance to do anything with it till the weekend go.
    I feel ya on the burger patty and green beans lol that simple is basically all I've been doing this week. 
    Three days down *highfive*
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    scoakley13 reacted to mazzystarslight in Frustrated I Can't Have Food Freedom   
    Good luck! I've thankfully managed to keep about 50lbs off so far during my entire weight loss journey over the past couple of years, but it's not easy and I've definitely fluctuated! I started another reset on Wednesday with the intention of it at least being a Whole7 plus reintro and see how I feel, but I feel SO much better I may just go the whole 30 days again... three rounds in a row! 
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from Blueautumn in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    Last night dinner - I was tired after my exercise so I made a simple burger patty and ate some canned green beans. Very boring but did the trick. 
    Movement - four mile run/walk (mile run/mile walk/mile run/mile walk)
    I was tired most of the day yesterday due to lack of sleep Tuesday night. I forced myself to go to the Greenway for my run/walk. I got it done but crashed as soon as I got home. My anti-depressant is great but it makes me tired and also gives me insomnia sometimes. That's a horrible combination and I feel for anyone who has to deal with it on a regular basis. 
     
    Day 3 - May 28
    Breakfast - nothing - I overslept 
    Lunch - leftover apple/bacon smothered pork chops
    Planned Dinner - grilled apple and pork kabobs - https://www.thesophisticatedcaveman.com/grilled-apple-and-pork-kabobs/
    Planned Movement - none! rest day
    I feel ok today. I'm still a little tired but it's date night so I'm excited to see my boyfriend (I hate that term since we're both 44 but don't know what else to use). 
     
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    @ShadowInTheKitchen I will and glad you liked the hash! I've always appreciated when people shared recipes so I plan on doing the same. I love to cook but am not creative so I typically have to have a recipe to follow. 
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from Blueautumn in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    Last night dinner - I was tired after my exercise so I made a simple burger patty and ate some canned green beans. Very boring but did the trick. 
    Movement - four mile run/walk (mile run/mile walk/mile run/mile walk)
    I was tired most of the day yesterday due to lack of sleep Tuesday night. I forced myself to go to the Greenway for my run/walk. I got it done but crashed as soon as I got home. My anti-depressant is great but it makes me tired and also gives me insomnia sometimes. That's a horrible combination and I feel for anyone who has to deal with it on a regular basis. 
     
    Day 3 - May 28
    Breakfast - nothing - I overslept 
    Lunch - leftover apple/bacon smothered pork chops
    Planned Dinner - grilled apple and pork kabobs - https://www.thesophisticatedcaveman.com/grilled-apple-and-pork-kabobs/
    Planned Movement - none! rest day
    I feel ok today. I'm still a little tired but it's date night so I'm excited to see my boyfriend (I hate that term since we're both 44 but don't know what else to use). 
     
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    scoakley13 reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    ROUND 5 RESULTS
    Alright, well, I'm officially done with my Whole30 so I thought I would log my scale- and non-scale victories! I'm also planning to continue for another month, so I've added measurements, which I will compare in another 30 days. I lost more weight than I thought this round, but it felt a lot harder to see and feel the difference. Probably because it's less easy to notice weight loss when you only wear sweats! LOL. Much easier to notice when you're actually wearing real clothing, like business pants! 
    I still continue to be disappointed that I don't have more energy  but I really think it might just be the intensity of my spiritual awakening and my increased sensitivity to the energy around me (meaning I'm connecting more with the overall negative energy associated with the global pandemic). 
    But... I looked up my max heart rate for my last three rides and it has gone down with each ride, despite maintaining the same speed! I also did a trail run last night and I felt good! So, my physical stamina and performance is improving, even if I'm not feeling it with my day-to-day energy levels! And that's okay!
    Weight Loss: 11.5 lbs 
    Non-Scale Victories:
    Genuinely loving the food I'm eating Enjoying finding and playing with new recipes My insides feel healthy  Feeling an aura of health surrounding me My resting heart rate is lower My heart rate during exercise is decreasing  My skin is lovely  Feeling in alignment  Current Measurements:
    Weight: 194.7 lbs Bust: 37.25" Waist: 33.5" Hips: 45.5" Right Thigh: 28" Right Bicep: 14.5"
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    scoakley13 reacted to SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Good morning! Day... 18? 
    The last couple of nights I have struggled to get to sleep due to to twitchy legs. It's been really weird. It's like there's this twitch in my lower back that makes my legs feel weird and I just want to keep moving them. I hope it goes away.
    So last night I actually did a workout. Exercise is supposed to make you release happy endorphins, right? This one just made me maaaaaaaad. No reason, just like epic PMS cranky. It passed, eventually, but I was a bit of a sook for the rest of the night.
    But, I've decided to make the effort to go back to Taekwondo. I've found a dojang not far from my house, with an instructor who seems really great. I reached a provisional black belt a few years ago at a really cool family run dojang, and then it moved one direction and I moved the other direction and I couldn't make classes any more. Tried a couple of dojangs closer to me, but one was a chain which was really cookie-cutter and the other was more of a MMA gym and it was whoa to go and nothing in between. This one seems a lot like my old dojang, to the point I was chatting to the instructor about my original dojang and she knows my old instructor and says her style is much the same. 
    When I was doing TKD years ago, I was at my healthiest, lightest and fittest. I really enjoyed it (I really don't like just exercising for exercises' sake, I think learning something). Class doesn't go back in-person until the end of June, but that gives me 4 weeks to try and crank up some fitness, and the motivation to do so (falling over dead at your first class back is rather embarrassing). So I'm trying to actually do the 30 minutes exercise a day that I've been repeatedly committing to. 
    Anywhoo.
    Meal 1: Leftover turkey stew with broccoli
    Meal 2: Hmmmm. i have a freezer full of food and very little inspiration. Maybe stuffed peppers because I bought too many - I could do a Mediterranean style meatloaf mix and bake them in. That could work. EDIT: opened the freezer and remembered I made a bunch of beef, smoked tomato and mushroom sausages, so they're dinner with mashed root veg (I'm on a kick lately) and sauteed brussel sprouts and beans.
     
     
     
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    scoakley13 reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    @scoakley13 Ah the shaky-ness.  I used to get that a lot.  Like, almost every day, multiple times.  I thought it was from being hungry, or needing something to eat.  Now I think that it was more of a "crash" of some sort.  I used to feed my shakes with some quick protein, or some total junk.  If I would have had the protein first then I wouldn't have got those shakes in the first place.  Thanks for mentioning it, I totally forgot about that problem.  Another NSV now that I think about it.
    Its so good that you notice how much protein you need, already, only on Day 2.  You are tuned in to your body so take that victory!
    I'm looking forward to trying that crispy steak, and I love the sweet potato hash.  I hope that you continue to post links to your food!
    Shadow
     
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    Day 2, Take 2 - May 27
    Breakfast - two eggs and leftover sweet potato/pineapple hash; coffee with Nut Pods
    Lunch - steamed potatoes with salt & pepper, two hard boiled eggs, romaine and cherry tomatoes with Brianna's Real French Vinaigrette 
    I got a little shaky before lunch today. I can really tell a difference if I don't have my crispy steak or some type of meat at breakfast. I know I should probably be eating three eggs if it's my only source of protein but I just can't do it. I put that I ate three for lunch yesterday but I was typing as I was eating and couldn't finish the third one. 
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    scoakley13 got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    @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.