SchrodingersCat

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    SchrodingersCat reacted to laura_juggles in Plant-Based "Meats"   
    The Impossible meats could possibly be in now...just got an email saying that "most" peas are allowed. 
    Peas: Yes.
    Green peas, yellow peas, split peas, sugar snap peas, and snow peas are an exception to the “no legume” rule per a rule change in 2020.
    Pea Protein: Yes.
    100% green or yellow pea protein is acceptable on the program. Pea protein is often used by functional medicine providers since it’s gentle even for sensitive patients (those with GI issues or a host of allergies/intolerances) and is considered a “hypoallergenic” protein source. However, many vegan protein blends also include other grains like rice, and/or have added sugar, sugar alcohol, or artificial sweeteners. Pea proteins that also contain off-plan ingredients are NOT compliant.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in Can I have a poptart that has cinnamon in it?   
    In a pop tart the cinnamon would probably be the only thing that was compliant...
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in Can I have a poptart that has cinnamon in it?   
    In a pop tart the cinnamon would probably be the only thing that was compliant...
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in Can I have a poptart that has cinnamon in it?   
    In a pop tart the cinnamon would probably be the only thing that was compliant...
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in Can I have a poptart that has cinnamon in it?   
    In a pop tart the cinnamon would probably be the only thing that was compliant...
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Terresa in My Whole 30 2.0   
    Mine is part of my Post-viral Syndrome (ME), and flares up, usually when I come down with a sinus/ears-related virus. This one's been a really long haul!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Terresa in My Whole 30 2.0   
    I so sympathise with the vertigo! Chronic unremitting vertigo was why I started W30 in January 2019. What causes yours? Mine turned out to be vestibular migraine caused by food intolerances. I slipped back into old ways of eating late last year and now I'm back on round, because it came back and was getting more persistent. I truly hope it lets up on you!
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Jihanna in Approved Foods Questions   
    I've also done several rounds without ever using an "approved" item. I skipped them partly due to budgetary reasons and partly due to a sense of adventure. I had fun making my own sauces, condiments, etc., and still do it sometimes now. I enjoyed learning what all goes into things to bring out certain flavors, and it really inspired me to keep learning after my official rounds. I also really like being able to completely customize everything, so I can easily skip herbs I don't prefer and add or increase the ones I really like, making it a taste that's truly my own.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Amy's Log for 2020   
    Nooo. It's so sad when something turns on you like that. I'm with you on the reset!
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Amy_Michigan in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    I am totally with you there.  Your blood work was so good!  I don't know much about blood sugar- you probably know more, but I wonder if it fluctuates based on other things or if it is only based on types of food we eat.  Hmm.  
    I'm starting over when my next grocery delivery starts.  I'm not planning on going anywhere anytime soon!
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Amy_Michigan in Amy's Log for 2020   
    Day 27/ Reset Day 0 
    I decided to celebrate today's job offers and broke the rules...had a cheese protein box at Starbucks instead of the egg box I normally get.  BIG MISTAKE.  My body hates me right now.  I had crampy, bad poo and now I feel awful and gross.
    First, I ate the cheese and fruit and I was and going to leave the crackers, but there was one type of cheese I was very tempted to eat on a cracker, so I ended up eating not 1 but all the crackers that came with the protein box.  4 maybe?  They are like a mix of seeds, flax, oats, etc. but also have some wheat flour.  Anyway...that decision to eat cheese and crackers was sooo not smart.
    #regret
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Hoooooo boy. Here's a wake up. Went and got my blood test results yesterday.
    Kidney function - great.
    Liver - perfect (significant because I'm on medication which is high risk for liver issues, and 2 years ago they were high)
    Blood count - perfect
    Cholesterol - "Bad" is amazingly good - 3.9! "Good", also amazingly good - 1.6! Given I'm obese, these results are EXCELLENT!
    BUUUUUUUT (almost as big as my butt) - Blood sugar (MMol/l)... 6.3 - anything over 5.7 is 'prediabetes'. Worse, I thought about it after and the blood was taken in my 3rd week of my last round, where I had had (of course) no sugar, no fruit, no white potatoes, sweet potatoes at 1 meal a day if that.
    So that's pretty bad. It's been high-ish in the past, too but never over the 6. 
    So I need to stop thinking of this in 30 day sets and in terms of "off" and "on". I need to get this weight off, and I need to really commit to a permanently good diet. My husband is type 1, so I'm very well versed in diabetes diets, and the fact that he eats better than me (when I make his food!) is crazy - why would I look after him BETTER than I look after me?
    Anyway.
    I'm working from home today and have a minor medical thing this afternoon, so I'm about to throw lamb shanks in the slow cooker. Mashed cauli on the side.
    Meal 1 will be eggs n veg, lunch will be my curry. 
     
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to BabyBear in Like an Onion   
    This has me applauding and cheering screaming “YES THIS!!!!!!”   I want to save the world, but the best thing I can do for my world is to save me first!  This food experiment is about so much more than just the 30 days!  I almost feel sad for those who miss that, but what they choose to get out of it is what they get.  
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    @SchrodingersCat ~ I hope you're able to reign it in soon.  I am all for showing ourselves grace and understanding ... and I encourage that.  But I'm also a hard-core W30 Believer at heart.
    This has nothing to do with Dallas and Melissa ~ although I am thankful to them for their book, and for this forum.  It has nothing to do with challenges, recipes, rules, social media, etc.  I think anyone who comes and goes after 30 days has entirely missed the point.
    My beliefs are a solid foundation of what I already instinctively know as a human + what I have learned through my own experience + what I have now seen as a nurse.
    The complete devastation of dementia all by itself is enough to make me stop and go:  Holy... SHIT.  
    I wish we could all sit in a room and actually speak to one another ~ because I want to be clear here that my tone is not one of fear.  Righteous indignation is the phrase that comes to mind.
    For 1200+ hours last year, I was a part of a system that "cares" for our elderly in this way:
    They almost never go outside, unless a family member takes them Their meals are too high on sugar/carbs, and too low on protein - always - even the diabetic meals There is a pill for everything ... yet everyone still feels bad I could go on.  I won't.
    My point here is this:  I cannot save the world.  I could not make a real and lasting difference in the role I had chosen in long-term care.  I am one person, with one big heart, and a pretty good brain ~ if I take care of it.
    What I CAN do is this:  I can try to save myself.  I can make the decision to honor the body I'm given with choices that will support, and not destroy it.  And by living through that process, making that conscious choice, day after day after day ... I can make the world a better place ~ by being the best me I can possibly be.
    And I can encourage others to do the same.  Because our choices do matter.  Each day is a gift.  So how will you spend it?
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Thanks!! OK today I AM back.
    Last night I compounded the 'ok, back on track tomorrow' with ravioli and garlic bread. And chocolate. Ugh.
    However, this morning I have resisted a huge and amazing looking breakfast buffet from a seminar, and am back on track. And staying that way!
    Meal 1: Eggs n kraut
    Meal 2: Coriander Beef Curry with Cauli rice
    Meal 3: Fish from the market, grilled with sauteed broccolini, sweet potato wedges.  
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Thanks!! OK today I AM back.
    Last night I compounded the 'ok, back on track tomorrow' with ravioli and garlic bread. And chocolate. Ugh.
    However, this morning I have resisted a huge and amazing looking breakfast buffet from a seminar, and am back on track. And staying that way!
    Meal 1: Eggs n kraut
    Meal 2: Coriander Beef Curry with Cauli rice
    Meal 3: Fish from the market, grilled with sauteed broccolini, sweet potato wedges.  
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Welcome back!!!! 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Yes.  
    And on Wednesday night, when I decided I was going to have a night "off" with my husband (which really was a GREAT decision) -- I could not have pictured myself the next morning, telling him to just go to McDonald's and get me a breakfast meal ~ and yes, I'd just go ahead and eat the bread on the sandwich, because maybe it would help soak up some of this hangover nastiness in my stomach.  
    Our family has been "gluten-free" since 2012.  I'm not kidding.  I can't make this shit up.  Lol.
    I realized as I was lying here trying to go to sleep last night, that I said I'd been off work for 5 days ~ and that's not true.  I worked Wednesday, and we escaped town on Wednesday night, when I found out we were both going to have several days off work.  No one here cares - so that's not the point - the point is that it bothers me when I make these errors in my journal, because usually I'm sitting here, deep in thought when I post, and I think about what I'm going to say quite a bit.  Two times now, I've said something incorrectly - and both times, I was under the influence of non-W30 food.
    I'm not being overly dramatic.  I'm saying this "out loud" to myself, here and now, loud and clear -- because it matters.  These choices we make ~ they DO matter.  I do not want to end up in a downward spiral of "WTFever" for weeks, months, or years of my life.  I can feel the difference in my brain, and it is not something I can accurately put into words here.  I just know.
    And my days off weren't even "that" bad.  Really.  For the most part, I've still been eating W30 food - just with a giant Swedish chocolate bar (or two) thrown in from IKEA ~ spread out over four days.  Wine, of course - just that one night.  
    On Saturday, I had a gluten-free pasta meal at an Italian restaurant with my treasured friend from nursing school.  She moved away right after school, and I hadn't seen her in entirely too long.  The time spent together in conversation was great ... but the meal itself was stupid.  Just, dumb.  Like, not even remotely an entire chicken breast for protein in this big bowl of pasta.  ...And I knew at that point that I had officially de-railed.  
    ---
    But I'm back today. 
    And I return to W30 with a little bit different perspective, and with some really valuable feedback from my body.  I still call that a win.  
    Happy Monday!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    4 days "off" for me - I feel you loud and clear. I feel like a toxic waste dump. It seems like such a good idea at the time....
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    I'm baaaaaaaack. Lovely weekend, I'm sunburned to hell, I have heartburn, I've got the food hangover from hell. It was fun, but I'm really looking forward to getting back on track. Stepped on the scale this morning and holy hell, I hope that's water weight. Oof.
    Meal 1: Eggs n kraut
    Meal 2: Coriander Beef Curry with Cauli rice
    Meal 3: Steak, bakes sweet potato and broccolini. 
    Just all very simple today.
     
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to SelWhole30 in Help - Used the wrong flour   
    Thank you! I think looking at it as Whole33 is a great idea. And no matter what I am doing the reintroduction to the tee so I wouldn't even be eating grains until like day 39 anyway. I will simply tack on a few extra days and call it a day, I'd like to know if gluten affects me so that's the best bet. Thank you for giving me a way to look at it positively as opposed to saying Day 1 again lol. Important to note that I'm also a new non-smoker (day 4) so everything feels a bit off and negative in certain times. Focusing on Whole 30 has done a lot for that though! So again, thank you for the positive way to think about this! 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to BabyBear in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Well you’ll be doing an internet detox rather than a food detox  stay calm and eat cheese!  Seriously I would love a full report of all the wonderful and even some of the not so wonderful cheeses you taste.  Sigh take me with you!  I love cheese even funky stinky cheese.  
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Emma in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    In the spirit of tracking (and I'm going to try to track the weekend, too, and post when I get Wifi):
    Breakfast: Ham and veg soup (non-compliant ham, corn, and chicken stock)
    Lunch: Salad of arugula and baby spinach, sweet potato, sun-dried tomatoes, cucumber and boiled eggs with a jalapeno lime dressing (no idea whats in it, def not compliant)
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Emma in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    In the spirit of tracking (and I'm going to try to track the weekend, too, and post when I get Wifi):
    Breakfast: Ham and veg soup (non-compliant ham, corn, and chicken stock)
    Lunch: Salad of arugula and baby spinach, sweet potato, sun-dried tomatoes, cucumber and boiled eggs with a jalapeno lime dressing (no idea whats in it, def not compliant)
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Guess who's back? Round 3 Day 1 on 28 January   
    Thank you! Definitely back right after! I can't believe I'm completely cut off for 3 days haahaa.