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  1. On 3/15/2022 at 2:35 AM, NCrain said:

    I don't understand the add salt idea. I thought salt depletes our water supply which contributes to headaches/dehydration.

    Salt can make you thirsty, and too much of it can be toxic, but dehydration is actually treated with salt - your body dehydrates, sweats out the salt, and that's what causes the worst of the sickness. 


    OK, this whole mid-week staycation motel thing has really thrown me. M1 and M2 yesterday were as planned, but instead of planned M3 we decided to try a new restaurant in the area, I had planned on the salmon with potatoes and greens and sririacha bernaise but when I got there I went "screw it" and got the seafood pasta. Then I ordered a dessert for maybe the first time in 10 years? Plus there was wine.

    All worth is, it was amazingly delicious, and aside from a slight, but well deserved hangover, it doesn't appear to have wrecked me.

    However, as I have noted so many times, due to the wine I now have anxiety. I'd say lesson learned but... ugh. And this weekend I have my brother and his partner visiting and we're going away to a wine and food region, so I will be enjoying myself and getting back on track Monday.


    M1: Chowder

    M2: tuna, mayo, pickles and mustard

    M3: the pork chops we were going to have last night. 

  3. Hi Ang, just saying hey from a fellow Aussie - I've done multiple rounds (I have food triggered vestibular migraines) and am now working on a "food freedom" that is mostly W30 but with deviations. I'm tracking it all in the post-Whole30 section. I love having fellow Aussies to share compliant finds with (we seem to miss out on a lot of the good stuff the USA gets!)

  4. So last night went off the rails a bit - they didn't have the salad (or any salad) on the menu so I ended up going "stuff it" and having the ribs with slaw and baked potato. It was delicious, and I'm not sorry LOL. I am, however, sorry about the wine - at least my head is. Blergh.

    We're back at the hotel tonight but will eat here first and only go there when it's time to settle in for bed. 

    M1: boiled eggs, baby beets, rocket and mayo (I am loving this combo!!)

    M2: Chowder

    M3: Pork chops with roasted veggie medley (tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, celeriac, carrots, snake beans) with red pepper pesto


  5. OK, so no connected toilet in the house til Thursday, so we have a hotel room. It's been a bit of a trial and we're exhausted, so tonight we're eating at the bistro at the pub - I'm having a Mediterranean salad (zucchini, eggplant, capsicum, olives, rocket, feta cheese and balsamic and oil) will grilled lemon herb chicken strips.

    This is one of those "I know the cheese isn't compliant and I doubt the chicken will be but I have thought about it" meals. 


  6. All the uh-oh, is it Covid symptoms are gone today, I think it was my body trying to stooge me because we had tradespeople over.

    I was sooooo tired last night, so early to bed. Annoying that I had to get up 3 times for the toilet, because I had to come all the way downstairs, where we had to leave a light on, and the toilet is rudimentary at best so it really woke me up each time. Managed to get back to sleep though and did actually get a decent sleep. If we don't have a proper, working toilet tonight we are going to grab a local hotel room for the night.

    M1: boiled eggs, baby beets, rocket and mayo (I am loving this combo!!)

    M2: Chowder

    M3 will be pork chops, sides will be dictated by the weather and whether we need to get a hotel room for the night.

  7. Another weekend gotten through.

    We had bathroom renovations starting today and it is STRESS, but at least for the mess the houses is in, I have full kitchen access. Turns out to be a bit bigger than we expected, but it will be worth it in the edn.

    Because we don't have a shower for at least 2 weeks, we will be going to the local public pool to have a swim and then a shower, either first thing in the morning (depending what time they are going to start each morning) or after work. The extra exercise will be welcome and maybe even habit building. I'll also be getting up much earlier than I have been, which is a good thing, because WFH has made me very lazy and I'll need to get out of that habit.

    I made my mum's Manhattan Clam Chowder for lunches this week, it's one of my favourite summer comfort foods and didn't even need tweaking to be compliant. 

    Food this week will be on the simple side - I predict having renos will challenge my patience, tolerance and all around fortitude. 

    I know for a fact that I have zero chance of even vaguely compliant takeaway, so I need to buckle down and make sure that even if it is just grilled meat and green salad, we're fed.

    M1: boiled eggs, baby beets, rocket and mayo

    M2: Chowder

    M3: Lamb chops rubbed with ras el hanout, salad of rocket, beets, asparagus, flaked almonds and pear with raspberry vinigarette

    S: Salted macadamias

    I'm still cranky and actually don't feel great - I have a bit of a heavy chest, scratchy throat, and snotty nose but I did a home test and it is negative, so I'm thinking hayfever from all the work going on. 

  8. Still cranky, but coming to terms with the fact that it's actually life that's bothering me, now that I don't have a permanent food/booze hangover I'm starting to realise that I'm not happy with a number of aspects of my job etc and it's all getting me down. Here's to working on that, eh?

    Spent the weekend getting the house ready for renovations in the bathrooms and laundry - the whole place is a bun-fight but I still have full kitchen access so it should be ok. 

    Yesterday's food was:

    Leftover scotch fillet with cauli fried rice and hot sauce

    Pistachio and pomegranate crusted lamb wrack with sauteed broccolini and asparagus and hassleback potatoes with ghee.

    Today so far is 3 eggs with asparagus, mushrooms and red pepper pesto.

    Not sure on dinner, I'm hitting an uninspired patch. 

  9. I really wish I wasn't still so tired. I'm going to get a full blood work done next week. I slept 10 hours last night and have been ready to go back to bed for hours already. Otherwise, in still getting headaches but I'm so used to then that's normal. Still a bit randomly cranky too. 

    Not to say I'm not happy I'm doing this, just having a whinge!

    M1 was pumpkin, carrot and broccoli curried soup, and leftover chicken thighs.

    M2 was slow braised Asian beef short ribs with cauli fried rice with carrot, capsicum, peas and prosciutto.

    I have under eaten the last couple days, very likely accounts for the cranky.

  10. I did not eat enough yesterday, combo of not being hungry and being indecisive. We had a friend over for dinner and it was hot and humid so I didn't want to cook inside, but stormy and wet so I couldn't grill. 

    M1 ended up being leftover roast lamb, with roasted pumpkin and sauteed spinach and balsamic

    I had a pickle in the afternoon

    M2 was grilled marinated chicken thighs, roasted potatoes and green salad with a lemon dijon vinigrette.

    Was so tired, went to bed early and slept 10 hours. Still very much enjoying the W30 sleep!!

    Today, being Friday, I usually got for something a little more fancy for dinner so when I take the hubster to his physio appointment I might hit the shop and see what springs out at me. 

  11. Good morning,

    So far I'm in less of a foul mood, woke up with a headache but it appears to have faded so it might have just been me sleeping funny. Weird and whacky and sometimes upsetting dreams all night, but I did sleep reasonably well.

    Tomorrow is a public holiday and I'm so glad. Not sure what I'm doing yet but I want it to be productive and fun. No just sitting in front of the computer.

    Today food-wise I will finish the tuna/cauli tabbouleh/mayo concoction, maybe in some hollowed cucumber because there isn't a meal's worth left.

    It's Tuesday, so dinner will be red snapper in lemon, garlic and dill ghee with my broccoli, bean and almond salad.

    Mid afternoon meal will probably bee a boiled egg, olive and veg snack plate with red pepper pesto


  12. Foul mood has not improved throughout the day, and headache is back. Wondering if this is nothing to do with Whole30 and I'm just really experiencing burn out. I do hate my job after all. 

    I ate the cauli tabbouleh for lunch with tuna and mayo, so side for dinner is stir fry chinese broccoli, carrots, capsicum and beans in a coconut lime stir fry sauce. 

    I even thought maybe my foul mood was due to cutting carbs too much so I ate some sultanas with almonds, but nope. Turns out I'm just in a foul mood. 

  13. I am RAGING.

    I don't know what's going on, but I am jittery, anxious, and on the verge of a complete screaming meltdown. I've been like this for 3 days now. I'm sleeping fine, and I'm eating plenty, and everything, but I'm just on a razors edge. I do have bad tennis elbow at the moment, which is just constant needling pain in my arm, and that's making my stomach roil, maybe that's it. But I'm getting pretty jack of it.


    M1: Fry up all in 1 tsp of ghee - 2 eggs, field mushroom, baby spinach and complaint salami with a TBS of vegan red pepper pesto

    M2: TBD

    M3: Tandoori coconut yogurt chicken thighs with cauli tabbouleh and chilli garlic snake beans. 

    So glad that Wednesday is a holiday. It's going to be too warm for me to make salami, which is what I wanted to do, but I'm going to do something interesting and fun. I feel like I need to get out of my head a bit. 


  14. Seems like much of a muchness, the green one has been fed a vegetarian diet apparently, and that's the only difference. I don't know what difference that makes to the meat, as birds are generally scavenger omnivores, and it makes me wonder how vegetarian they could really be if they're free range, because they love eating bugs etc. 

  15. So yesterday the hubster had McDonald's for lunch, and lo and behold after a few weeks of eating such good whole food, it made his belly unhappy. So my dinner was leftover lamb, potato bake and cauli tabbouleh.

    Today, we were going to the movies. I contemplated popcorn and decided against.

    M1 was the last of the soup and the last of the roast pork.

    M2 was coconut yoghurt tandoori chicken thigh, with cauli tabbouleh

    M3 was bolognaise with zoodles and cashew parmesan.

    I even sat next to the hubster while he ate popcorn and didn't indulge, I already had the dairy experience this week, so not wanting to mess with corn.

    I'm so so sick of having a headache. I wake up with one, spend the day with one and go to bed with one. 

    Otherwise, I've lost some weight because my pants fit today lol. I'm less bloated, my skin is better, and I'm genuinely enjoying the cooking, the sleep, and feeling a lot more clear headed.