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  1. No. More. WINE!!! All food has been compliant and I'm still feeling good. But back on track until my birthday. M1: sauteed broccolini and asparagus with fried eggs M2: A snacky veg platter with tzatziki, and meatballs with dipping sauce M3: Macadamia an lemon crusted flake with broccolini, asparagus and sweet potato chips
  2. UGH. OK. So. I stayed compliant food-wise all weekend, but had wine all 3 days. It's that slippery slope, and it was a weird and emotive weekend. Back on track 100% today, however. Didn't do a lot of food prep- yesterday was a couch and movie day, hubster needed a decompress. M1: Tuna patties and carrot soup. M2: Not sure yet, need to have a browse and see what's there. M3: baked turkey drumsticks with gravy, mashed cauli and potato, and sauteed broccolini
  3. M2: Salmon patties with mayo and a whole bunch of fresh off the plant sugar snap peas my neighbour dropped over. M3: Rib eyes on the Weber, Weber sweet potato rounds, asparagus and broccolini with pesto Got my garden planted - oregano, thyme, parsley, coriander, basil, pak choy, silverbeet, spinach, tomatoes. I still need to get an eggplant, capsicum and a cherry tomato. Also mowed the lawn, jarred up my sauerkraut, neighbour also brought me a ton of carrots, still covered in dirt, so I scrubbed them up and now they're in the pot for carrot, celeriac and ginger soup. Fun
  4. CONFESSION TIME - I had wine last night. It wasn't a slip, it was a conscious decision to join my husband for a couple of glasses on a day where we got some pretty.... shocking news. It needed unpacking and mulling, and wine was appropriate. The small victory is that it was only wine, I didn't use it as an excuse to have anything else non-compliant. SO Day 1! Still woke up stupid early UGH. But it's a nice day and gardening is on the cards. Feel a bit dusty from having wine but that's deserved and I'll learn from it. So long as it was just that one night, and doesn't become the weekend
  5. OH, and I forgot my big complaint - I love sleeping well, I love having energy but DAMMIT body, please go back to sleep when I wake up at the crack of dawn!! I'm not a big morning person, I don't want to get up, and I'd like more than 6 hours sleep PLEASE! I go back to sleep ok if it's dark when I wake up, but when the sun is up, I am too.
  6. Thank you! I think loving to cook and make delicious meals makes this SO much easier, plus it's my lockdown hobby and I have time from working at home. Yeah, I sit here in our lockdown with 300 cases a day and look at other places in the world where they have thousands and are open but with really high cases and hospitalisations, and I don't know which is worse. Hubster and I both have significant underlying conditions, and even vaxxed I'm scared what getting Covid would mean for either of us (especially him). Anywho. It's Friday! as per last week, this means looking forward to waki
  7. Same!! I'm now realizing that even if I didn't drink much of an evening, it was affecting my sleep and making me feel a bit crappy in the morning. I like waking up feeling good. I did just realise that my Day 31 is my birthday, however, so that's going to be... interesting.
  8. M1: Thai curry pumpkin soup and leftover char sui pork M2: salmon cakes, spicy mayo and rainbow slaw M3: Crispy skinned chicken marylands with sautéed carrot, broccolini and not sure what else yet. I'm finding I'm a lot less hungry and my meals are getting smaller. Still fitting the template, but I am usually a volume eater and now I'm stopping when satisfied. It's good! I have to say though, day 4 of mid-afternoon gastric distress is getting a bit old...
  9. Day 11. We just recorded the highest day of cases since this time last year, when we were in our first really long lockdown. I don't see how we're getting out of it any time soon, and I'm starting to really worry about Christmas, as my parents and family are in another state, with no cases, and with a hard border with my state. If I can't go home for Christmas, I'm going to really lose it. We're seriously house shopping there right now, because we're sick of this. Anyway. Sigh. Another nice day today I believe so there will be the lunchtime walk, and some Ring Fit later. I have
  10. M1: Red Thai curry pumpkin soup (missed a protein serve with this meal) M2: Spicy chicken breast with rainbow slaw and chimichurri mayo M3: Lamb koftas with lemon tahini sauce, grilled sweet potato rounds, and baby spinach, rocket and pear salad with balsamic vinaigrette and toasted pine nuts. Hour long walk (GLORIOUS day, it was just delightful and the doggo was so happy to be meeting other dogs and getting pats), and Ring Fit (loving that actually, it's quite the workout).
  11. Thanks @MadyVanilla it's good to see you back! No headache again this morning! Yay! I've got to say though, I'm sleeping well until I get woken up and once I'm awake, I'm awake. I know a lot of that is other stresses (lockdown corona etc - I wake up and just want to check the news) but I really miss going back to sleep, and I think it's impacting my energy later in the day. Good weather here so aiming for a lunch walk, and some Ring Fit in the evening. It's a silly game but surprisingly challenging, and making me move a lot more of my body than I do just walking. Knees are a bit cra
  12. Hey hey, welcome back! Wouldn't it be nice if we actually retained out wealth of knowledge from previous rounds LOL. Go you getting started without the prep! I know what you mean about being mentally ready to go, and just needing to jump in there. Looking forward to seeing you around
  13. Yummm scotch eggs! I haven't made those in yonks and never thought about making them W30 friendly, but that would be easy! I'm inspired, I'll make some this weekend. I'm with you on the tiredness of an evening, I'm starting to feel good during the day but by dinner time I'm ready to eat then bed. Agree with the no alcohol paying off - I'm also at 10 days and the difference is huge.
  14. M3 was indeed fish, we had salmon steaks and seared scallops in a coconut lime sauce with stir fry Asian veg. Was yum, even H really enjoyed it!
  15. Depends on the other ingredients, you're not just looking out for sugar. What else is in them?
  16. Dinner last night ended up being lamb steaks with roasted veggies tossed with baby spinach and basil pesto. I wasn't in the mood to put in much effort. BUT I am in a much better mood today. I have actually woken up without a headache!! FINALLY actually feeling a bit better. I also think my persistent skin issues are starting to clear up. Again, no heartburn, which is also good. It's a lovely day, and I'm planning on a walk at lunch. M1: Spicy kraut with poached eggs M2: Roasted veggie medley with rocket, pesto and leftover roast pork M3: Hopefully fish, if I can get out to
  17. Got out for a walk at lunch. Lovely day, and the doggo enjoyed it. M1: spicy kraut and leftover char sui pork M2: leftover beef rissoles with yellow mustard and a spinach, rocket, pear and pecan salad with oil and balsamic M3: Lamb koftas with Greek seasoned mixed roast veg tossed through baby spinach with a lemon coconut yogurt dressing
  18. Day 8. Made it through a terrible, horrible, not good, very bad weekend. Seriously, it sucked. But I stayed compliant and actually got a lot of exercise (albeit a lot of rage walking). I'll walk today at lunch with the doggo and Ring Fit after work. Not sure on meals yet, there are tons of leftovers from last nights dinner, plus hot smoked salmon, spicy chicken, char sui pork, roast pork... so both M1 and M2 will be a combo of those I'm thinking, probably for the next few days. M3 I'll scout out the freezer a bit later. I'm still cranky and that's affecting my meal planning bra
  19. OK, so today is still going to plan, tried the Ring Fit and loved it, and dinner is as above. Lunch was leftover roast pork with pesto and leftover pumpkin and celeriac soup. I tell you what, Kill All The Things it a couple days late but holy crap is it fierce. Battling the call of the wine fridge. It's lockdown. Honestly, this one is really breaking me. It's Fathers Day, I haven't seen my folks since Christmas, my whole family was there celebrating and all I could do was call in. I am so fecking bored, and the rub of W30 making me feel better? It is EASIER to be bored when you feel like
  20. Happy Sunday. I have lost my ability to sleep past my alarm time, even when there is no alarm. I'm not particularly happy about this, as I went to bed late last night and have now had less sleep than I get on a weeknight. I also have a cranking headache, but that's likely due to yesterday's excesses of crying. Yesterday was not a good day. I did get a big walk in with the dog (while crying). Ugh. BUT - you know what? I stayed compliant, and didn't cave to wine. That's something. Tonight's dinner is Fakeaway. It's what I was going to make last night. - Char Sui Roast Pork Omelett
  21. Looks like the peas and a less sodium peas both have sugar, so out - and the peas with mushroom and pearl onions have sugar and sulfites. Of all of them, only the le seur green beans and asparagus are compliant.
  22. M3 is burger bowl. H wanted burgers at some stage this week so I got ingredients, I am utterly despondent and CBF, so burgers it is.
  23. Not a great day today. I'm really emotionally up and down, cried at an advertisement, got super happy from grocery shopping and a good song in the car, cried and had a meltdown when something personal between H and I cropped out. I did have a nice fancy dinner planned, but now I might put it off to tomorrow, because my head hurts. Now I'm just flat, and teary and depressed. I did but a Ring Fir for my Switch, was going to play on that this afternoon, but see above. Might have a read and a nap. Also, accidentally skipped a meal. M1: 2x coffee with macadamia milk M2: leftover roas
  24. I'm on day 6 now and very bitter that I'm still waking up with the same headache that I was when I was having wine of an evening.
  25. It's getting dicey. There are protests, and people just ignoring restrictions, but for the most part people are still complying. We're in Melbourne, so longer lockdown but less cases per day, and we're all watching Sydney who have really lost control of their outbreak, and so people are freaking out a bit and that leads to compliance. I think now spring is coming, people are going to get more restless though. It's just so different - in the UK you had really high numbers of infections and deaths, so now that there's such widespread vax, even with lots of cases, the lower hospitalisation and de