CrazyCow

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    CrazyCow got a reaction from LO867 in 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...! 
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    CrazyCow reacted to BabyBear in Ann’s Struggles+Successes   
    My conversation with myself yesterday (my usual weigh day). 
    What does it profit me to step on the scale?  Am I allowing that number to determine my mindset, how I feel about me, how I look and dress?  Why am I so curious and drawn to see the number?  What if I step on it just to see, what then.  If the number is lower than I expect will that loosen my resolve make me think and feel that I have some wiggle room because I’m “ahead”?   What if the number is higher than I expected?  Will I become upset and toss in the towel?  Self you really do not want to step on the scale, this experiment is not about weight loss!  So that number will not help, it can only do damage.
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    CrazyCow reacted to Niya in It's wine o'clock, what are you doing besides drinking?   
    I'm in Northern Ca. where the wine is exquisite and abundant. I'm also grieving the loss of my pet rabbit who I had for 7.5 years and was my main companion. A glass of wine would be amazing - every single night for a couple weeks. But I committed to Whole 30. And the benefits of a clean and healthy (and lighter) body will outweigh the short term emotional urges. I know that. But need to remind myself constantly. I'm walking and drinking hot tea instead. And early bedtime. And crying more than normal for this huge loss. 

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    CrazyCow got a reaction from Niya in It's wine o'clock, what are you doing besides drinking?   
    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...
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    CrazyCow reacted to C_Cezeaux in Jan 1 is Lucky #13!   
    I actually don't know which number this is for me, I did my first in 2015. Some have been very successful, some NOT. 
    Oh man, your two things challenged by hit me spot on.  Even though I know I can't eat like so many other people can and feel well, my inner child is still whining about not getting what someone else does.
    I have a marvelous husband who is a self trained chef - he is great about helping me modify and recreate recipes, but still... I struggle with sugar, for me it's all or nothing.
    I like the idea of explo6the facets of Whole9 - I need to do some work there myself.  Healthy movement, stress management, and Socialization will be my biggest challenges. :D
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    CrazyCow got a reaction from BeckyB in It's wine o'clock, what are you doing besides drinking?   
    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...
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    CrazyCow got a reaction from Ann in 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...

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    CrazyCow reacted to BeckyB in Jan 1 is Lucky #13!   
    Wow 13?  That's incredible.  Good for you!  2020 is going to be a tranformative year for me in several ways, and I decided a W30 was a great way to start it off on a positive note.  The fact that we are now in a new decade has really made me think, and I have a list of things to accomplish before another decade gets away from me.  
    Good luck girls!
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    CrazyCow reacted to BeckyB in Food for Lucky 13!   
    Looks great, I think I'll just follow what you do, that ok?  So be sure to post everything!!!  
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    CrazyCow got a reaction from BeckyB in 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!
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    CrazyCow reacted to Ann in Jan 1 is Lucky #13!   
    CrazyCow, thank you SO MUCH for this recipe!  I'm totally going to make it.  I have a paleo sauces cookbook (Primal Blueprint, Mark Sisson) which I was thumbing through last night, and there are lots of them I'm planning to try in the coming days.  
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    CrazyCow got a reaction from Ann in 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!
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    CrazyCow reacted to JessFind in Starting Round 2 on Jan. 1st!   
    Day 0 - Meal prep
    Meal prep was surprisingly fast and easy for me today. I took some of my favorite things from my last round and am actually looking forward to them! I work a desk job, so I’ll be packing my breakfasts/lunches and then making a new meal for dinner with my husband. He’s joining me for this round of the Whole 30 and I’m excited to do this with him. So here’s what I made: 
    - Chicken soup with potatoes, onion, garlic in chicken bone broth (made sure to check for sugar!) (4 portions)
    - 4 Turkey burger patties 
    - 4 Avocado bowls with 1/2 avocado, 1 piece bacon, and 3 cherry tomatoes each 
    - Turkey lettuce wraps with tomato and compliant mayo and hot sauce (2 portions) 
    - Portioned out grapes and almond butter 
    I hope this all lasts until around Thursday. Then I’ll do a mini prep night to prepare for Friday and the weekend. 
     
    Upcoming challenges: I have a nail appointment tomorrow at the mall after work, and my nail gal always gives me free champagne with my appointment. I’ll need to turn it down. I also usually eat something fast food at the mall, so I’ll need to pack and eat dinner at work before I go. 
     
    On Tuesday, my boss is taking my team out for a holiday lunch. I’ll need to look at the menu ahead of time and see if I can make any of their salads work. 
     
    Here we go! 
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    CrazyCow reacted to Ann in Jan 1 is Lucky #13!   
    I relate to “do I really need to do ALL of this?”   I am starting my #6 on Wednesday.  Shopped today and was really hoping to make chipotle mayo using homemade mayonnaise.  Disappointed to not find compliant chipotles in adobo.  And I’m in a city (Portland, OR) where it’s fairly easy to find specific dietary items (vegan/paleo/sustainable/etc).   So now I’m still deciding if I will use these chipotle peppers that have a bit of corn oil and even smaller bit of corn starch, or if I will find another compliant spicy thing to do with the mayo. Sigh. 
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    CrazyCow got a reaction from JessFind in 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!