CrazyCow

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About CrazyCow

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    forager of art, food, adventure and experience, still not settled in any one place

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  1. CrazyCow

    Ann’s Struggles+Successes

    Hi @Ann, just reading through your journal and...so great! I love your pictures and walk through of your days. But since you asked to be talked out of something, I'll give you my two pennies worth: Remember stepping on the scale...it is going to give you a number and then what? How will that help define how you feel right now? Remember there comes a point in W30 (and we are not too far off that point) where everything will feel tighter--you may feel bloated, etc. That's the shift we experience as our body adjusts to the way we are eating (the way we are treating ourselves!), but I imagine stepping on a scale then, too, could be damaging. Remember, it's only 30 days. You can do anything for 30 days. Put the scale out of sight and remember it doesn't define us, how we feel, or what success looks like. Change IS coming...!
  2. CrazyCow

    Food for Lucky 13!

    Well that was a bit of a fail...didn't get to words in time! lol Here's the rest of yesterday and all of today: the rest of DAY 3: Snack when I got home was two compliant pickles and two slices of compliant parma. I was ravenous. About to have some of the beefs stew for M3 I made on Wednesday, with some fizzy water! RIGHT...DAY 4: M1: picata with spinach and applesauce M2: egg salad made with spicy homemade mayo, chopped spinach and sundried tomatoes, along with baby sweet pepper (pic above; no clue why it's sideways lol) M3: AWESOME Asian Trout with a slaw I will make a few times this month...!!! and lots and lots of fizzy water with lemon
  3. CrazyCow

    Food for Lucky 13!

  4. CrazyCow

    Food for Lucky 13!

    M2: muligatawny woot woot! still on the green tea too
  5. CrazyCow

    Food for Lucky 13!

    Day 3...last night I had a headache and was NOT happy. Today I had trouble getting out of bed...All very predictable...! M1: 2 boiled eggs with 1/2 an avocado and a handful of baby peppers with a splash of balsamic. bulletproof coffee, though now that I'm at the office I've switched over to Green tea...
  6. CrazyCow

    Food for Lucky 13!

    Day 2 and a day spent at the office as well...Normally out with everyone for lunch, but set expectations already for at least this week! I neEded a few days to stabilize before hitting the big league! So: M1: woke up and had a bulletproof coffee. got to the office and had some breakfast casserole with a cutie. Drank green tea through the day M2: picata with arugula and applesauce M3: muligatawny soup--two bowls (I was ravenous) that's it! now I need to prep for the morning as one thing i DO know is that I do not face food first thing in the morning very well...need and hour or two to work my way in...!
  7. Hi @Ann and @BeckyB...yep! It is remarkable how a routine and habit can take you by surprise when you stop. Cocktail right about now...typical evening. I repeat in my head "I do not want what I do not have...I do not want what I do not have..."--sometimes it even works! And I am going to say cheers to you both: maybe the 30 days of cheers with a fizzy water and double lime can spawn a new routine and habit....! Until tomorrow...
  8. CrazyCow

    Food for Lucky 13!

    Cookup of the Week (COW) today (short week) Currently in the slowcooker mobile (a set of 3 cookers, which is so much fun for COWs) is: Pot1: Beef Roast Pot2: Egg & Chicken Sausage Casserole Pot3: Muligatawny Soup (about to go on) College child home visiting contributed to the COW today with: Whole30 pork picata. SO GOOD. I'll post a pic in a minute, the pork is nicely cut into pieces for me as I have a broken hand/wrist currently! Also made homemade applesauce so we know what goes in. So Meal 2: Pork Picata, courgette (zucchini) noodles, and applesauce Only 2 meals today as we got a late start after last night's shenanigans. Here's to tomorrow!
  9. CrazyCow

    Food for Lucky 13!

    Day 1... here we go here we go! Two sunny eggs, spinach, mushrooms, shallot, and a bit of sugar free lardons to give it that ooh la la. Plus a boat load of awesome spice. Glass of water, and a bullet proof coffee—which was needed after NYE. Fun celebration, but now I’m celebrating my new fun...
  10. CrazyCow

    Food for Lucky 13!

    Hi @BeckyB! Too funny--you've no doubt got some brilliant food ideas yourself. We can follow each other...be sure to post it all!
  11. CrazyCow

    Ann’s Struggles+Successes

    I'm with you Ann...I am married to a master bartender who is always playing with some new flavor or another. And I am a happy taste tester...but I know giving those a miss for fizzy water (with the just the right amount of lime) makes a huge difference. Doesn't make it easy, and doesn't make me feel great for recognizing it's something I will miss. I feel you!
  12. CrazyCow

    Jan 1 is Lucky #13!

    I've got a recipe for you, Ann, for compliant Adobo! https://www.blenderhappy.com/adobo-sauce-with-ancho-chiles-for-the-win/ Used this in the past to make a killer spiced mayo...maybe that will work for you!
  13. CrazyCow

    Jan 1 is Lucky #13!

    Here we go...lucky number 13 for Whole30s since 2013. I'm ready and excited to make this one the best yet. I may have a husband and college daughter joining in as well, or I may not. Either way they will join in the food prep aspect, and will no doubt be supportive as well. 2 things I LOVE about Whole30: reconnecting with food I get out of the habit of healthy food prep, and then I get out of the habit of food prep at all...and then the less healthy choices run rampant. I love remembering that I really ENJOY food prep and finding new recipes (or rediscovering old ones I forgot about). I post to pinterest throughout, too and it's fun looking through past boards etc. feeling invincible There comes a point in each W30 I've done where I find myself thinking I can do a bunch of pushups, right there and then. I hate pushups. I mean, seething, hot hatred of those awful things. But W30 EVERY time short circuits me to where I'm like "yeah I can do that. Yeah let's do that right now." It's weird, and it doesn't happen at the same time for me in the W30, but it does, invariably, happen. It makes me giggle--which is probably alarming to those around me at the time 2 things I am challenged by in Whole30: I've done this. Do I really have to do ALL of this? That's a conversation I've had with myself over a number of subsequent W30s...sometimes multiple times throughout the 30 days. I don't expect that to happen this time, but I need to be aware of it. I don't get to skip steps or rules just because I've been here before. I'm missing out. This is a hard pill to swallow. I have to be honest about it though; I DO feel like I'm missing out...and often. It's a feeling that passes quickly, but I'm just going to acknowledge it right here to start. I expect to have those flashes. I'm also looking at this W30 as the jump off for an exploration in 2020 into the facets of Whole9: Nutrition (Whole30 and beyond) Sleep (errr...what's that?) Healthy movement (more please) Fun & Play (let's finally make some time for this) Stress Management (looking for some balance) Socialization (connections and connecting in new ways) Natural Environment (surrounded by mountains and the ocean currently...take advantage of this!) Personal Growth (and now for something completely different...) Temperance (learn what it actually means to be "moderately immoderate"...) I'm looking forward to this added side of what Whole30 is about for me this time. Now let's do this!
  14. CrazyCow

    Food for Lucky 13!

    So I'll be prepping a few things in anticipation this weekend. They are: mayo ghee bone broth chopped veggies emergency meat No doubt there will be more. Those are the things I KNOW I will want to have straight out of the gate...
  15. CrazyCow

    January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?

    @Acer ...We did, too! I still am in awe of how easy it was not only to make at home, but how much I enjoyed it because of that fact!