SchrodingersCat

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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    OK, this is one of the best curries I have ever made: https://www.womensweeklyfood.com.au/recipes/coriander-beef-curry-14300
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Happy Monday, people. Or as I call it, "ugh, Monday".
    Last 3 days of this round for me, not because it's day 27 but because my parents arrive on Thursday and will be making dinner, and Friday we fly out for a long weekend at a much anticipated cheese festival. That's ok, I have planned for this and will be getting back on track on the following Monday. 
    Meal 1: eggs n kraut
    Meal 2: Corriander Beef Curry with cuailu/brocc rice
    Meal 3: Possibly lamb koftas. Maybe pork chops. I don't know. I'll work it out. Has to be something from the freezer because we only have 3 meals this week when I'm cooking, and one of them is fish and we have far too much food for me to be buying stuff on the way home!!
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to MeredithM20 in Start February 10th   
    We took a family trip to the mall today. I never go to the mall but needed a new pair of jeans.  I DROPPED A SIZE!  I couldn’t believe it!
    And I had major ‘sight cravings’. Dublin Donuts, little Caesars, Menchies, Diet Coke.  But I didn’t cave!  I got a bottle of water.  I wasn’t even hungry, it was different not giving in to every impulse.  The foods I was craving are not good for me.  
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Happy Monday, people. Or as I call it, "ugh, Monday".
    Last 3 days of this round for me, not because it's day 27 but because my parents arrive on Thursday and will be making dinner, and Friday we fly out for a long weekend at a much anticipated cheese festival. That's ok, I have planned for this and will be getting back on track on the following Monday. 
    Meal 1: eggs n kraut
    Meal 2: Corriander Beef Curry with cuailu/brocc rice
    Meal 3: Possibly lamb koftas. Maybe pork chops. I don't know. I'll work it out. Has to be something from the freezer because we only have 3 meals this week when I'm cooking, and one of them is fish and we have far too much food for me to be buying stuff on the way home!!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Sunday!! Another weekend down.
    I had to make treats for morning tea tomorrow, the slice I made is nowhere even close to compliant, so I made the hubster try it haahaa. Apparently it's delicious. I'll take his word for it.
    Meal 1 was Asian marinated chicken thighs (leftover dressing from the salad I had last week sometime) with sauteed coleslaw mix.
    Dinner is going to be 'Chinese takeout' - Compliant roast pork omelette, cauli/brocc special fried rice, and beef snoww pea and red pepper stir fry in Whole30 Hoisin.
    I made a delicious Coriander Coconut Beef curry for lunches, too. The house smells great.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Sunday!! Another weekend down.
    I had to make treats for morning tea tomorrow, the slice I made is nowhere even close to compliant, so I made the hubster try it haahaa. Apparently it's delicious. I'll take his word for it.
    Meal 1 was Asian marinated chicken thighs (leftover dressing from the salad I had last week sometime) with sauteed coleslaw mix.
    Dinner is going to be 'Chinese takeout' - Compliant roast pork omelette, cauli/brocc special fried rice, and beef snoww pea and red pepper stir fry in Whole30 Hoisin.
    I made a delicious Coriander Coconut Beef curry for lunches, too. The house smells great.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Terra Milliken in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    It was REALLY delicious!
    Rainy old Saturday here today, so no gardening for me, which was the plan.
    Meal 1 (brunch/lunch) was scotch fillet steak with sauteed cabbage and pama ham
    Dinner will be roast pork with crackling, broccolini (yeah, it's on special, can you tell?) roasted caluflower and roasted potatoes
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Small change up to dinner, I decided not to have potatoes,  I'm roasting turnip, carrot and parsnip instead. Nom nom. 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    OK, confession - I had a SWYPO. As I've said before, I'm transitioning into this long term and SWYPO was never really my issue. The supermarket has these choc orange balls: Dates (48%), Desiccated Coconut (17%), Cashew Nuts (10%), Cacao Powder (8%), Almonds (8%), Orange Zest (3.8%), Concentrated Orange Juice (3.5%), Orange Flavour (0.2%). I had one, it was very tasty, but it hasn't set me off for more sugar or anything.
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Small change up to dinner, I decided not to have potatoes,  I'm roasting turnip, carrot and parsnip instead. Nom nom. 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Terra Milliken in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Oh my @SchrodingersCat that dinner sounds amazing!!! I love Chicken Saltimbocca!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Ok we have Chicken Saltimbocca (thighs with sage, wrapped in Parma ham, baked with cherry tomatoes) with sauteed broccolini and radishes and truffled sweet potato mash.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Emma in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    LOL, we're very lucky - my mum-in-law's yearly Xmas gift to us is a bulk lot of grass fed beef, conveniently sealed up into 2 person packages. So our lazy dinner is to defrost a pack of steak in the sink and throw some veggies on the side
    Happy Valentines, people!!
    Hubster and I don't really valentines. He got me decorative vegetables yesterday, which were gorgeous, but the timing was coincidental!
    I ran out of lunches today, I have roasted veg but no protein and the supermarket didn't have my go-to smoked salmon. I ended up in Court from 9-2:30, so roasted veggies with eggs it is.
    Torn on dinner. I still think I might fancy something up for dinner, just coz I can. I'll have to pop somewhere after work to buy ingredients though. This sounds dumb, but one of the issues with making fanchish dinners every night is it's hard to take it up a notch lol. Maybe I can find some spatchcocks. Ohh, or maybe duck breast...
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Ok we have Chicken Saltimbocca (thighs with sage, wrapped in Parma ham, baked with cherry tomatoes) with sauteed broccolini and radishes and truffled sweet potato mash.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Emma in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    LOL, we're very lucky - my mum-in-law's yearly Xmas gift to us is a bulk lot of grass fed beef, conveniently sealed up into 2 person packages. So our lazy dinner is to defrost a pack of steak in the sink and throw some veggies on the side
    Happy Valentines, people!!
    Hubster and I don't really valentines. He got me decorative vegetables yesterday, which were gorgeous, but the timing was coincidental!
    I ran out of lunches today, I have roasted veg but no protein and the supermarket didn't have my go-to smoked salmon. I ended up in Court from 9-2:30, so roasted veggies with eggs it is.
    Torn on dinner. I still think I might fancy something up for dinner, just coz I can. I'll have to pop somewhere after work to buy ingredients though. This sounds dumb, but one of the issues with making fanchish dinners every night is it's hard to take it up a notch lol. Maybe I can find some spatchcocks. Ohh, or maybe duck breast...
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Terra Milliken in Pomegranate "Molasses"   
    Huh. I have this in the pantry and always assumed it was non compliant. Just checked and it's 100% juice! Score!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Ok we have Chicken Saltimbocca (thighs with sage, wrapped in Parma ham, baked with cherry tomatoes) with sauteed broccolini and radishes and truffled sweet potato mash.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Emma in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    LOL, we're very lucky - my mum-in-law's yearly Xmas gift to us is a bulk lot of grass fed beef, conveniently sealed up into 2 person packages. So our lazy dinner is to defrost a pack of steak in the sink and throw some veggies on the side
    Happy Valentines, people!!
    Hubster and I don't really valentines. He got me decorative vegetables yesterday, which were gorgeous, but the timing was coincidental!
    I ran out of lunches today, I have roasted veg but no protein and the supermarket didn't have my go-to smoked salmon. I ended up in Court from 9-2:30, so roasted veggies with eggs it is.
    Torn on dinner. I still think I might fancy something up for dinner, just coz I can. I'll have to pop somewhere after work to buy ingredients though. This sounds dumb, but one of the issues with making fanchish dinners every night is it's hard to take it up a notch lol. Maybe I can find some spatchcocks. Ohh, or maybe duck breast...
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Emma in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    LOL, we're very lucky - my mum-in-law's yearly Xmas gift to us is a bulk lot of grass fed beef, conveniently sealed up into 2 person packages. So our lazy dinner is to defrost a pack of steak in the sink and throw some veggies on the side
    Happy Valentines, people!!
    Hubster and I don't really valentines. He got me decorative vegetables yesterday, which were gorgeous, but the timing was coincidental!
    I ran out of lunches today, I have roasted veg but no protein and the supermarket didn't have my go-to smoked salmon. I ended up in Court from 9-2:30, so roasted veggies with eggs it is.
    Torn on dinner. I still think I might fancy something up for dinner, just coz I can. I'll have to pop somewhere after work to buy ingredients though. This sounds dumb, but one of the issues with making fanchish dinners every night is it's hard to take it up a notch lol. Maybe I can find some spatchcocks. Ohh, or maybe duck breast...
     
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Your comment of I’m feeling lazy I’ll just make steaks has me laughing.  Definitely not my go to meal when I feel lazy.  As always your food sounds Ah-mazing!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Dinner was scotch fillet steak, garlic fried mushrooms, roasted zucchini, eggplant and cauliflower in harrisa tahini.
    Bit of gastric distress today, not sure the cause. 
    I do love the way I sleep on this. Straight to sleep, sleep all night. Last weekend I found, though, that I couldn't sleep more than 8 hours, even though I wanted to! It would be fine if I was bright eyed and bushy tailed after, but I'm not. Pre-existing condition makes me fatigued and I usually treasure my 10 hours on a weekend. We shall see how this weekend goes!
    Really not having issues with the giving up of wine this time around, even with the hubster still having a few. Course, we're going away with my parents next weekend, so I'll likely change my tune LOL
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Dinner was scotch fillet steak, garlic fried mushrooms, roasted zucchini, eggplant and cauliflower in harrisa tahini.
    Bit of gastric distress today, not sure the cause. 
    I do love the way I sleep on this. Straight to sleep, sleep all night. Last weekend I found, though, that I couldn't sleep more than 8 hours, even though I wanted to! It would be fine if I was bright eyed and bushy tailed after, but I'm not. Pre-existing condition makes me fatigued and I usually treasure my 10 hours on a weekend. We shall see how this weekend goes!
    Really not having issues with the giving up of wine this time around, even with the hubster still having a few. Course, we're going away with my parents next weekend, so I'll likely change my tune LOL
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Jihanna in Whole30 round 2 - just as much of a waste as round 1   
    As an add-on to my previous post -- it's also possible that your particular body actually needs something that's removed by Whole30. That's another reason why following up the elimination with reintroduction is so very important, because it lets you see the effects... sometimes that's a negative effect like constipation or headache, but sometimes it's actually positive like better bowel movements or improved sleep.
    For me, doing Whole30 was all about learning enough to create a sustainable way to move forward in my continued health journey. It's never been about losing weight (despite having plenty to lose), but rather about gaining better health. Unfortunately, there is no one diet that will work for everyone because we don't all have the same body system. The "perfect diet" for each individual will be an entirely individualized thing, and will even vary for that individual if the goal changes.
    Although you haven't achieved a great testing environment for the reintroduction, I would still suggest doing one simply so you can see if any of the eliminated food groups help to improve your overall well-being in all of this.
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Jihanna in Whole30 round 2 - just as much of a waste as round 1   
    I know quite a few people who follow the paleo lifestyle, rather than using it as a "diet" to lose weight... and none who have chosen it as a weight loss diet.
    Whole30 was not created as a weight-loss diet, according Melissa Hartwig Urban herself. If we can't believe the co-creator of the diet on that particular matter, then I'm not sure what we should do.
    Weight loss does often occur for those who follow Whole30. Sometimes this is a positive side effect, and for others it's actually bad so they find themselves trying to stuff in more calories to help maintain a healthy weight during the program. This is an elimination diet, plain and simple. For most people, the first round is used to prepare for a reintroduction phase to help determine food sensitivities or other similar issues, which can help them make informed decisions about their diet in the days to come... and eventually many will come back for a "reset" when they feel they've gotten derailed, just to bring themselves back into balance and remind themselves of how much better they feel when eating in a way that promotes better health.
    Again, it's entirely possible that there are things that are compliant for Whole30 but don't work for you personally. For me, it's worth knowing things that affect me badly... like how I'm allergic to dairy and that even includes ghee (for me), or that eating 3 meals in a row that include cruciferous vegetables will make me feel like a blimp, or that I can't sleep well if I drink coffee after 3pm. I also have to keep reminding myself to drink water, because I'm really bad about not getting enough... the official suggestion is to drink at least half our weight number in ounces (so for me that'd be just under a gallon per day), so my current goal is to reach that intake before I even do another round -- that way it's already habit, and will be easy to continue  
    I truly do hope you find something that works for you, because you deserve to feel good and have a positive self-image.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Terra Milliken in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    For the cauli I used frozen florets, because I had them, and coated them in a mix of tahini, harrissa paste and lemon juice, then a generous amount of cracked pepper. Oven baked until they were getting crispy on the outside.
    Thursday, yay! Hubs might be coming into the city for lunch but I think I'll just hang out with him rather than try and find something compliant.
    Meal 1: Eggs n kraut
    Meal 2: Pork roast with BBQ sauce and roasted veggies
    Meal 3: Pfffffff... no clue. Might be lazy and just make steak. We shall see how inspired I get!