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  1. So, it appears tat a downside of doing my first round was that I have lost my tolerance for the foods that make me feel awful and I now legit feel more awful than ever because I'm eating and drinking all the things I shouldn't. So food prep weekend and round 1 starts on Sunday. That's right SUNDAY. Because starting Monday means I'll make Sunday a "just this last once". Food prep will be egg, prosciutto, capsicum, spinach and mushroom cups for breakfasts (to have with spicy kraut), and a sri lankan beef and coconut curry with cauli rice (because I love this recipe). Tomorrow we will go stock up the freezer with steaks, pork chops, chicken thighs and lamb shanks and go the veggie shop.
  2. Ok, I'm interstate and at my parents and this was never going to be a compliant weekend. Started the day with the pickles from my husband's burger, then had grilled fish and salad for lunch with lemon juice but I didn't even ask what was on the fish, and ate a few hot chips. Food freedom, right?
  3. OK, night got away from up because we're heading interstate tomorrow morning, but I grilled some pork steaks and roasted some celeriac, cauliflower, and broccolini in olive oil with some lemon tahini.
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    Whole 30 (July 2)

    My gold standard hot dog is the Costco Cafe ones LOL!!
  5. OH! I forgot I make italian pork sausages! That's what's for dinner With celeriac and sweet potato mash and sauteed mixed veggies.
  6. Happy Friday, lovely folk!! Off to Adelaide in the morning, it will be nice to catch up with the family. I keep thinking of things I want to do this weekend, then remembering I'm away, yargh! I'll have to do my food prep Monday afternoon when I'm back. Meal 1: Spicy Kraut and hot smoked salmon Meal 2: White chilli chicken soup Meal 3: Needs to be quick and easy, we have to drop the dog off at the dog sitters, pick up stuff from the store, pack... Though really, it's Friday night so not like it's frantic. I'll think of something.
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    Whole 30 (July 2)

    I was saying to my husband, considering the dodgy things that go into a normal hot dog, how is it possible that compliant hot dogs, with their identifiable ingredients and lack of additives can taste so much WORSE??
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    Whole30 Basic Mayo

    Ah, I think being from Australia, we don't have the salmonella issue with eggs that the US does, so it's never on my radar. Off topic, does anyone else think that Salmonella sounds like a gangster from the Al Capone era? "Al's colleagues were all unsavoury, and dangerous to some degree, but one of them, he was a terror. No one knew where he'd strike, and you could take precautions, but you never really knew where he'd spring from. His name was Sal, Sal Monella. Most people tried to avoid him, but if he ever came into your life, he'd go through you like a dose of salts. Sometimes he got caught... but he never stayed caught for long. Either he'd vanish in the night or, sometimes... sometimes those who caught him didn't make it"
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    Starting July 16!! Successes and woes!

    OMG you know, Whole30 is the ONLY time I've lost weight and my boobs have shrunk?? They usually stay huge and I look like a flippin' manga cartoon! I'm thrilled, because I can fit a DD for the first time in over a decade and wear NORMAL BRAS!! AND PRETTY BRAS!! Phew. Sorry, haahaa I really do get your excitement!!!
  10. I'm so excited about not having vertigo that I just committed to a 7am fitness class next week hahah. Yikes! I'm so not sure on the tummy, food definitely hasn't changed, and a virus wouldn't be so selective about time. I guess I'll just ride it out! Odd that it almost coincides with the lack of vertigo, so maybe you're on to something there with the overload! OK, I've told my Momma that I'm on a restricted diet, and have volunteered as designated driver. I'm picking the restaurant for dinner, and have about as much control over the food as I'm going to get
  11. OK, so the husband has spoken - apparently we have lamb loin chops in the freezer and they're his fav so that's what's for dinner! I'm going to have them with pan fried sweet potato rounds, sauteed broccolini, asparagus cabbage and cauli in basil pesto.
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    Ezekiel Wrap ReIntro

    I don't think Ezekiel bread does a gluten free wrap. Their whole thing is sprouted gluten-bearing grains.
  13. Yummo, I forgot how much I like cracked pepper hot smoked salmon and spicy kraut. It's such a great combo and between the probiotics and the omega-3, so good for me!
  14. Blergh, bit of a chunky tummy today. I don't know how else to explain it, I sometimes get this feeling like my stomach is full of jagged pokey rocks. Not super painful or anything, just really uncomfortable. Don't know what causes it! Had a bit more tummy trouble again last night, so maybe I have a bug. Weird that it only happens of an evening though! I'm off to Adelaide this weekend to get our house there ready to rent out, and I'm staying at my parents and spending one night on an air mattress at the house. I don't think I have a hope of staying compliant, but I'll do my best to avoid what I can. Food freedom, right?? I'm not going to drink, though - the vodka didn't go down well and I'm loving the lack of vertigo. I'll be able to sort my own breakfasts and lunch, so that's all good. The 2 dinners will be a challenge to an extent, though I've floated taking the family out for dinner on the Saturday so I'll dig up something close to compliant on the menu. I might wrangle so I cook on the Sunday night, and keep that compliant too. Mum does love to cook for us though... Anyway. Meal 1: Spicy Kraut and hot smoked salmon Meal 2: White chilli chicken soup Meal 3: Not sure, actually! I can't remember what's in the freezer... if I had thought, I'd have pulled out the chicken cutlets for crispy skinned chicken, but I didn't, boo.
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    Whole30 Basic Mayo

    Mayo is mostly oil, which is a preservative.
  16. Ended up not doing the pineapple, but made a stirfry instead with coconut aminos, garlic, sambal, wild ginger powder, tahini, Chinese 5 spice and lime juice. It was delicious. 3 days vertigo free!!!!!
  17. Meal 3 is going to be pork chops with fried pineapple with chilli and coconut aminos (I never have pineapple but bought one for the dinner party that didn't get eaten), with stir fried bok choy, chinese brocc, some other asian greens and mixed mushrooms. Yum!
  18. I didn't think it would be the Brocc - I basically live on cruciferous veg without any issues! It's quite strange because nothing has changed. Maybe just a mild bug? My big wake up on the yoyo was being told that trying to get blood out of my veins was like "trying to nail jelly to a wall" because they've been affected by my fat-thin-fat-thin think. It's SO bad for me and it just has to stop. But my terrible habits are so ingrained, that I can only seem to eat right when following a very strict set of rules. Hence my Whole 30-ing, but I know I need to really adjust my habits for life. So today I'm pretty flat out and won't get my lunch time walk in, but that's ok. It happens. Meal 1: Egg bake and spicy kraut Meal 2: White chilli chicken soup Meal : ?!?!? Who knows.
  19. Oof. Another round of gastric distress, I don't know what's bring it on of an evening! I'm fine during the day!
  20. I'm going to chalk this up to day 2 of no vertigo!! It had been lessening, but I haven't had any attacks at all in the last 48 hours. Got my new glasses today, so a wee headache, but that's explainable. So I hit a huge NSV pretty solidly this week. One of my goals is to be able to shop in normal stores, even trendy stores and not have to buy plus sizes. Today I fit skinny jeans in Zara and H&M. I didn't buy any yet, I'll shop the sales closer to going on holiday but it's SO nice to be able to walk back into normal shops and not think "nothing for me, here!" Bit of background - I'm a yoyo weight person to an insane degree. Some people yoyo 10-20 lbs, I yoyo 80-90. I've been 250lbs more than once, been down to 180ish or less a few times, and ballooned back up. Generally when I get bak up, it's to a new highest ever weight. It's REALLY bad for me. And I need to stop. When I started W30 in January I was 252lbs and almost back at my heaviest. I've gotten up there from 175lbs back in mid 2016, when the vertigo started and I stopped exercising, and started eating everything in sight and generally feeling constantly terrible. I'd gotten down to 175 from 255 in Jan 2014. You see what I mean about the crazy yoyo, and this was just in this decade. I haven't been a 'healthy' weight since I was a teen. I'd like to be, and I'd like to stay there. W30 and staying mostly compliant between rounds is the first time I've lost weight month after month without tracking calories in some way, and I really like it. It's also working well for me getting back to it after I slip, rather than just letting go and gaining it all back. Anywho. I need to start exercise next, and I much prefer to exercise when there's a point. I'm not a gym person. I love taekwondo and will go back, but my tennis elbow won't allow that right now, so I'm thinking maybe a dance class.
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    W30 v3.0 - Day 1 A big list of WHY!

    Welcome back, Lorna!! You've been missed. I'm glad to hear your mom is stable and that you and the hubs for a lovely break. I'm in Paris in about 8 weeks! (after Amsterdam and the UK) I can't imagine that holiday is going to be very compliant at all, lol. I'm just planning on staying on the straight and narrow until then, and getting back on it right after. Your list of reasons sounds just like my list of reasons when I started kinda-round-3 2 weeks ago. I say kinda because it's a bit of a food freedom thing, I'm being as compliant as possible unless there is a conscious decision not to be. Isn't it funny how we realise that we used to just be USED to feeling like this?? And how accustomed we got to it...
  22. Slept really well last night, and I'm in a much better mood this morning! I have professional photos for work this morning and I'm very happy that I've been back on round because my skin looks good and my face isn't puffy. Meal 1: Egg bake as per last week and spicy kraut. Meal 2: White chilli chicken soup Meal 3: Scotch fillet steak, baked sweet potato with ghee, sauteed broccolini, fennel, cabbage and daikon with balsamic reduction and dukkah
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    Erva Mate or Mate

    I Iove Mate, I drink a fair bit of it too. It doesn't make me jittery like coffee does.
  24. OK, so I made seafood fried rice for my husband. He didn't finish it, and without thinking, when I took our plates to the kitchen, I picked up a piece of calamari off his plate and popped it in my mouth. Didn't even think, because I had calamari on my plate, too. It had maybe 2-3 grains of rice and there would have been traces of soy sauce. 1.5 hours later and I have violent gastric distress. I honestly don't know if it was caused by the rice or soy, though, because I had no issues with them on reintro, and it was truly a minuscule amount. It might just have been because I was so stressed today, but it was worth recording.
  25. YAY! I was wondering where/how you were!! I'm so sorry about your Mom, that's so hard. France sounds incredible though, we're there in about 8 weeks!!