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  1. OH MY GOODNESS. We are twins. I'm back here journaling food but not back on round after 4 weeks this time of going completely off track and undoing ALL my good work. Good habits out the window! Good to see you back, I'm going to look for your posts because I need to get back under control!
  2. Mid morning I had a coffee with normal milk, I need to get some nut milk, because I actually prefer it. Lunch was tuna, mayo, egg, pickle and mustard salad in lettuce cups. Didn't have W30 mayo so I used what I had which wasn't compliant but otherwise lunch was. I'll make some mayo tonight, as I actually prefer it. Dinner will be a beef tenderloin, rubbed with BBQ seasoning (my own blend, and compliant), cooked on the Weber with BBQ mushrooms, cabbage, and asparagus. I actually went upstairs at lunch and had a 30 minute hot bath with bi-carb, it's done wonders for my sore legs
  3. Super hungry after walking so I had a bowl of my potato and bacon sup - delicious! Not W30 because I threw some cheddar in there, but otherwise it was because I made it with the offcuts of my own home-smoked bacon. I actually wish I'd not put cheese in there, so I could choose meal-to-meal if I wanted it, but it's fine.
  4. ^^ This - you don't get bonus points for extra vitamins, if you're at the correct levels, you urinate the excess. Vitamin D is the frontrunner in studies regarding Covid, also and that's very difficult to get from food. Generally it is best to supplement (especially going in to winter).
  5. Oh Lordy, after 7 months of lockdown and not getting out and walking, 15km/9.5mile in 2 days HURTS. My cardio fitness is fine, I've been working out on the elliptical and can easily do an hour on moderate and be sweaty but not dying, but I've not just been getting out and walking around (see my previous posts about epic restrictions here, for 8 weeks I was only allowed out 1 hour a day and only within 5km/3 miles of home), so actually walking on uneven ground, up and down hills, different surfaces etc - my whole lower half id just killing me. I got up early and knocked out 4km and I'm hobbling
  6. Extrapolating from things like vinegar, where the label says "contains sulfites" but there are none listed in the actual ingredients, they're generally naturally occurring. I don't know which ingredient might have naturally occurring sulfites, but they are created through fermentation. I'm no expert, but looking at the label, I'd have put them in the same bag as vinegars which have the sulfite warning, but are compliant because they're not added.
  7. Thank you!! He's on the mend, but at his age it is slow going. I have to say, now that he's home and just recovering I think I feel more sorry for my mum!! Me, I've been indulging in my usual self abuse and REALLY paying the price. Terrible gastric distress, and vertigo the worst its been. I'm hauling myself back into vaguely healthy eating, if not strict W30 and I think logging again will help. I've signed up to raise funds for a local charity as part of a work team - I have to walk 67km (42 miles) in 7 days. I started today, and knocked out 6km so far and will go for another walk
  8. Charcoal tablets are vegan, W30 (as long as no additives) and are good for flatulence.
  9. Thank you!! Well, 2 weeks after I finished a round (and 2 weeks of eating like hell, drinking way too much and otherwise just letting it ALL go), I'm back with vertigo and migraine again, so - guess who's back? I need to get some groceries and do some prep but I need to get back to at least trying to eat decently. This cycle is terrible. I'm also noticing that it's taking shorter time for the migraines to come back when I get off track, so I wonder if my sensitivity is increasing. I still don't see the immunologist for 3 months, so I'm just going to try and stay as compliant as possi
  10. Thank you for that, I am DEFINITELY an abstainer, it seems!! I'm still around, but not eating W30 at all at the moment, so I haven't been journaling. I should, but seeing all the crap I ate in print would make me sad. Birthday tomorrow and I'm torn about what to have for dinner - we're still locked down so my options are severely limited - I might just cook something tasty and leave outside food for a time when we can actually get out and enjoy it - hopefully in 3 weeks time. Weekend was completely off track - no exercise, a lot of booze, and a lot of takeaway and snacks, but it wa
  11. As I'm sure no one would be surprised to read, yesterday did not go to plan. I need to get to the bottom of why I can be perfectly happy "on" but then when I'm "off", it's like I have to be 1000% "off". I can't just go "ok, I'm eating non-compliant", it also means that I stop exercising, stop all self care, and deliberately go nuts. I have a bunch of compliant salami and smallgoods arriving today, and I feel like a fool spending money on them when I'm now so completely off track. It's my birthday next Tuesday, I think the plan will be to start a-fresh from Wednesday and just be
  12. Thanks guys - he's doing ok, doesn't need surgery, though he's going to be hurting for a long time. Not really sure how long he will be in hospital or what after-hospital care will look like, hoping for some more info today. Yesterday (oh, I am SO predictable) went completely of rails, and I paid for it. I'm calling this "Food Freedom" and working on learning from it. Today's plan is to eat vegetables, and get some exercise, because yesterday was a write off. I've had some gastric upset since Friday (even before eating anything non-compliant) and it was bad yesterday, I think a combo
  13. Ok, ok, so that whole "back to compliant for the week" lasted as long as it took us to walk to the servo because the hubster needed an ice cream and they have B&Js Pint Slices. But the important thing is I bought a slice, and not the tub. And it was delicious. Def back to compliant now.
  14. I'd say that if within the 30 days you only eat W30 foods, even if some of them you only reintroduce in the last week or so, then you've definitely done a W30.
  15. Well, yesterday was a day. Brunch was steak and spicy slaw. Went for a huge 2 hour walk, put a chicken in the Weber for dinner, and ended up eating only chicken and too much red wine after getting a call from my Mum that Dad's come off his motorbike and is in hospital with some pretty serious injuries. Due to the lockdowns and border closures, I'm not even sure if I'm going to be able to get over to them to be able to help look after him, so I'm looking into that. I'll need to apply for an exemption etc, and might need to quarantine. So, once again booze was my downfall and today I
  16. So today was a MASSIVE fail. After the wine last night, and today being a lovely day and it being a weekend, I thought f'it, I'll try a different kind of alcohol. Got organic, no added sugar hard apple cider. Wowee. I have the worst gastro. I feel like I'm being torn apart. I had leftover meatballs and a chicken wing from last night with some slaw for lunch, and then nibbled on some crackling this afternoon (I made bacon and cooked up the skin I trimmed), but no dinner because my innards are the pit of doom. So lets go with - not just wine, but alcohol bad, hhm? Ugh. Oh, I also
  17. So dinner was like game night, hot wings, pork belly bites, meatballs, zucchini and sweet potato tots, and spicy slaw. I also had red wine, which I am REGRETTING A LOT RIGHT NOW. I even went to bed early, but my head is killing me, sour stomach, gastric distress, and UGH. Such a bad idea. I need to break up with wine. Today's plan is coffee, coffee and more coffee, dog walk, groceries, more coffee, sewing, potentially torturing myself on the elliptical, cooking something and NO WINE. Lunch is steak on the BBQ, leftover slaw and some leftover grilled fennel from the other night.
  18. I'm food bored, and snacky. I had part of a leftover lamb chop, some olives, a couple of dill pickles and a small handful of olives. I used to love Fridays lol, now being locked down I'm so fecking bored. I want to make interesting things and I literally can't even think of anything. Boredom makes me want to just go f'it and pour a glass of wine, and that will just lead to a weekend of garbage. Maybe I should do a junk food dinner compliant style - hot wings, meatballs, spicy slaw... I dunno. So bored. Usually I'd look forward to a movie night or something but that's all we've been
  19. Hunt around for organic brands, they tend not to have the additives.
  20. OK, lunch was actually a baby spinach, rocket, sauteed broccolini and beetroot kraut salad with mayo, 2 boiled eggs and bacon. Yum! Edit to add - SERIOUSLY yum. This salad was such a great combo!
  21. FriYAY. I've had SUCH an unmotivated week, work-wise. So, so unmotivated. One of my principals has next week off, so the unmotivation is guaranteed to continue. I think we will have an Asian fusion buffet for special food this weekend. @LadyM inspired me with her Bahn Mi meatballs and other delights! I'll plan a menu Today lunch will be similar to yesterday unless I get otherwise inspired, and dinner will be steak, baked sweet potato with ghee, broccolini, green beans, carrots. All just simple.
  22. Same, mine lives in the pantry. Never had an issue unless it became cross-contaminated.
  23. Your food prep sounds divine!! I might actually do an Asian banquet for us this weekend You sound so centred and in tune with what your body needs, it's a great place to be.
  24. So I don't get bodies. Yesterday I forced myself to get on the elliptical, managed 50 minutes by pushing myself, was about 11km, and according to Fitbit burned 594 calories. I was struggling, but I did it. Today, I get on the elliptical, feel like I'm half-assing it, same settings as yesterday, and all of a sudden with no real effort I've been going for over an hour, 13km, 708 calories burned, no problem. I could have kept going but I needed to come in and start with dinner. I feel... fine? So weird. Maybe I've had a fitness break-through, I've been wondering if/hoping that would happen!