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  1. Blah blah blah, see above, rinse repeat etc.

    Vertigo isn't too bad, but I'm bloated, have constant heartburn, FAT, and really just needing to get back into structure. Not gonna lie - a lot of this is about weight loss so while I won't be weighing or measuring food or tracking calories, I'll be being conscious of what I'm eating.

    I've been working from home for 18 months now and my exercise, both intentional and incidental, has gone through the floor. I'm unfit, stiff and just ugh. 

    Made red Thai curry tuna patties and mayo yesterday and have a crisper full of lovely fresh veg. Time to get back to not feeling garbage! 



  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.  

    Funnily enough, unlike ALL the other times, having wine last night doesn't make me want wine tonight, which is good. 

  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 (which it won't), it's all good - this round is more of a lifestyle switch. 

    M1: Last night's dinner - Slow cooked  ras el hanout  lamb shoulder with zaatar roasted eggplant, asparagus, broccolini and  carrots. 

    Rest of the day unsure, may get a whole chook and put it on the rotisserie on the Weber, seeing as it is nice.

  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 waking up at the same damn time I do every day, but without the spectre of an alarm, and not having to sit down in front of my work computer. Going to wash the dog (he stinky), get my garden beds ready for spring planting, get a nice long walk in tomorrow before the weather goes to hell on Sunday, and cook something delicious. 

    I had a realisation yesterday, I've been getting sudden and severe gastric distress in the mid-afternoon, put it down to change is diet. Um, so. No, that would be the fact that I ate a whole cabbage over the course of 4 days in slaw. So yeah. No cabbage today LOL.

    M1: Salmon patties with sauteed asparagus,  and broccolini and spicy mayo (I'm obsessed with spicy mayo).

    M2: Not sure, need to check out the leftover situation.

    M3: Slow cooked  ras el hanout  lamb shoulder with harrisa sauce, with zaatar roasted eggplant, cauliflower and  carrots. 

  7. 2 hours ago, Rebecca001 said:

    @MadyVanilla I tend to replace it with a very cold sparkling water, it is the only thing really that’s ‘dry’ enough. However I’m not really missing alcohol (yet) because I was feeling so horrible after drinking a lot all summer that I’m really enjoying the break! 

    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 to say I'm not sore sore, but I do feel it the next day. It's certainly not elite training but for a very unfit ducky like me, it's certainly got its charms. I hope they make new games for it too. 

    Tonight is a W30 fav: crispy skinned chicken. Yum. 

    M1 and M2 are the inevitable leftovers, I'm determined not to let anything go to waste. 

  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 cranky though, o maybe need to lay off the squats. 

    Food today will be another blend of leftovers, plus I have to make salmon patties as I opened a can to get the juice to mix with a pill for the cat. The things we do, eh?

    If the weather stays nice, dinner will be BBQed. 

    Symptom round up - headache gone for 2 days, vertigo mild to moderate, GERD very minimal - occasional heartburn but haven't needed to take anything, still using lipbalm but not often and I do also sit under the heater, random rash clearing. This is what... day 10? So getting good results fast, which makes me happy.

    I realised that day 31 ins my birthday. I'm not very excited for it, they're generally kind of lame and that's when we're not in lockdown. It's kind of not special enough to blow this for, I was planning an extended round. I might just have that "one day" and then start another round the very next day. 

  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. 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 the shop.



  15. 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 

  16. 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 brain. 

  17. 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 crap. The better I feel physically, the worse I'm feeling mentally. I'm stressed, and frustrated and depressed and angry and just completely fed up.

    Good news? Vertigo is already lessening significantly, I haven't taken antacids since I started. Sleep is still meh, but that's also due to the above, and I haven't shaken the headache, but I'm also in desperate need of a remedial massage. So it's working. It's doing what it should do. I'm just not sure I want it to right now...

  18. 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 Omelette

    - General Tso's Chicken

    - Cauli/brocc fried "rice" with prawns and pancetta

    Other 2 meals I'll play by ear.

    Other goal for today is to get the headache under control and to try my Ring Fit for Switch!

  19. 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 roast pork and veggies

    M3: Not sure, depends on CBF factor.