SchrodingersCat

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    SchrodingersCat reacted to MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    I'm trying to catch up on others' logs, trying to find my place back here.  I love reading everyone's stories and journeys.  So many of us have similar struggles...I learn so much from my fellow W30ers.  
    I made a good choice for breakfast this morning - eggs with banana scrambled in olive oil.  And I just started a pot of water to poach chicken in order to make my old standby of chicken salad.  It helps me to gear up to start, rather than to jump right in.  Thursday is the day.  
    I walked the dog first thing-one of my previous healthy habits that went by the wayside.  I made my list of things to do today, slowly working through it.  
    Why do I slip so easily?  Such simple things, a daily list, a healthy breakfast, a morning walk...but they give me a sense of accomplishment and wellbeing.  
    It feels so good to be taking steps in the right direction once again.  
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    OH MY GOODNESS. We are twins. I'm back here journaling food but not back on round after 4 weeks this time of going completely off track and undoing ALL my good work. Good habits out the window!
    Good to see you back, I'm going to look for your posts because I need to get back under control!
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to laura_juggles in Recipe rich in Vitamin C   
    I haven't seen any actual studies that either vitamin C or zinc help fight SARS-CoV2. It's all anecdotal. 
    Vitamin and mineral deficiencies should be evaluated by a doctor. 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to BabyBear in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    @SchrodingersCatim glad to hear your dad is on the mend and home again.  I’m sorry to hear the vertigo is back and other upsets are back.  It’s almost like the body has figured out immediate protest will yield the best results.  It’s never fun when the body mutinies against you.  
    that’s a lot of walking for a lot of miles... hats off to you.  Maybe it wouldn’t sound as daunting to me if my current walking state wasn’t the duck waddle.  Lol
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    Thank you!! He's on the mend, but at his age it is slow going. I have to say, now that he's home and just recovering I think I feel more sorry for my mum!!
    Me, I've been indulging in my usual self abuse and REALLY paying the price. Terrible gastric distress, and vertigo the worst its been. I'm hauling myself back into vaguely healthy eating, if not strict W30 and I think logging again will help. 
    I've signed up to raise funds for a local charity as part of a work team - I have to walk 67km (42 miles) in 7 days. I started today, and knocked out 6km so far and will go for another walk after work. I figure being forced to do that should go hand in hand with healthier eating (and no wine).
    So today's food:
    Breakfast was coffee with regular milk, and toast and butter. (Not W30, obvs) It was there and my tummy has been super upset and it was what I wanted. We rarely even have bread in the house, to be honest.
    Lunch was 2 poached eggs on ginger and beetroot kraut (W30)
    Dinner is BBQ lamb loin chops with grilled asparagus and cabbage steaks.
    I'll get up early tomorrow and knock out the first 5km for the day - I'm splitting it into 2 walks a day mostly to fit around work and other obligations, but also because the doggo isn't up to a full 10km every day, so he comes on one walk (which is slower because of the sniffing and the wandering) and then the second is faster and more efficient.
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to ShannonM816 in Sooo many questions before I start on the 19th..   
    No, those foods are not allowed. I haven't used Real Plans myself, so I don't know exactly what setting you need to check, but it is not just a Whole30 meal planner, it is a meal planner with a Whole30 option. You need to figure out where in the settings you choose what types of recipes you want it to show you, and choose Whole30. If you aren't sure how to do that, you'll probably need to contact Real Plan's customer service or check out their help or FAQ pages, because they are a separate entity from Whole30.
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to BabyBear in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    @SchrodingersCati hope all is going well with you.  I also hope your dad is having a fast recovery from his fall.  I’ve been praying for him these past few days.  Blessings and may you find a sense or normalcy in the strange weird and frustrating times.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in My 1st Whole30 of 2020 (and in several years)...   
    Go you working out when you didn't want to - that's me to the ground. I'm currently resorting to mentally yelling at myself "what are you going to do if you don't? sit on your ass and browse Reddit for an hour before dinner?" then I get my butt out there and do it, resenting it the whole time LOL.
    Easing in is a great idea. I definitely have to keep treats out of the house too - luckily my husband and I have very different taste in treats (he's T1 and had chocolate and cookies with sugar substitutes, and I can't stand fake sugar taste), so as long as I keep my chosen treats away, I can ignore his!
    I look forward to following your round!
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Jennifer Jensen in Schrod's recipe roundup   
    I purchased two full sockeye salmon fillets before I found out that my husband's oral surgery was going to keep him from eating whole food for awhile. I think this recipe looks great!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Schrod's recipe roundup   
    So I keep finding and trying new recipes and then forgetting them (I work on 3 diff computers so bookmarking is patchy at best), so I thought I'd start a recipe thread to post my findings, so here it is.
    Last night I made this Orange Ginger Salmon Skillet - YUM. 
    https://thecastawaykitchen.com/2020/01/orange-ginger-salmon-skillet/
    Very tasty, and very easy - I even threw it together with a migraine setting in (just wanted to eat, take drugs and go to bed before it got out of hand).
    I subbed snow peas for mushrooms as the hubster isn't a huge fan of mushrooms and the snow peas needed using up.
    Including a picture of my (not as pretty as the link, of course) plating
     

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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Schrod's recipe roundup   
    Recipes from my lovely North African fest below:
    https://www.easypeasyfoodie.com/slow-roast-ras-el-hanout-lamb-with-pomegranate-and-quinoa-tabbouleh/
    (switch the quinoa for cauliflower rice (FRESH! not frozen, microwaved for 2 mins so it's slightly cooked but has a bit of crunch)
    https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020458-tahini-glazed-carrots
    (I used 2 pureed dates soaked in boiling water)
    https://www.thespruceeats.com/moroccan-potato-cakes-maakouda-batata-2394879
    (Ghee instead of butter)
    I have to say - the cauliflower tabbouleh was a show stopper, I'll be making it by itself!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Schrod's recipe roundup   
    So I keep finding and trying new recipes and then forgetting them (I work on 3 diff computers so bookmarking is patchy at best), so I thought I'd start a recipe thread to post my findings, so here it is.
    Last night I made this Orange Ginger Salmon Skillet - YUM. 
    https://thecastawaykitchen.com/2020/01/orange-ginger-salmon-skillet/
    Very tasty, and very easy - I even threw it together with a migraine setting in (just wanted to eat, take drugs and go to bed before it got out of hand).
    I subbed snow peas for mushrooms as the hubster isn't a huge fan of mushrooms and the snow peas needed using up.
    Including a picture of my (not as pretty as the link, of course) plating
     

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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Contessa in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    Thank you!!
    Well, 2 weeks after I finished a round (and 2 weeks of eating like hell, drinking way too much and otherwise just letting it ALL go), I'm back with vertigo and migraine again, so - guess who's back?
    I need to get some groceries and do some prep but I need to get back to at least trying to eat decently. This cycle is terrible. I'm also noticing that it's taking shorter time for the migraines to come back when I get off track, so I wonder if my sensitivity is increasing. I still don't see the immunologist for 3 months, so I'm just going to try and stay as compliant as possible until then. 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from LadyM in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    Thank you!!
    Well, 2 weeks after I finished a round (and 2 weeks of eating like hell, drinking way too much and otherwise just letting it ALL go), I'm back with vertigo and migraine again, so - guess who's back?
    I need to get some groceries and do some prep but I need to get back to at least trying to eat decently. This cycle is terrible. I'm also noticing that it's taking shorter time for the migraines to come back when I get off track, so I wonder if my sensitivity is increasing. I still don't see the immunologist for 3 months, so I'm just going to try and stay as compliant as possible until then. 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Jennifer Jensen in Start 9/6   
    I love this because I am an over-planner. KISS. I really need to take this to heart. Thanks. I put your post in a link under my Encouragement topic where I plan to add links to tips and encouragement I need. 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to BabyBear in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    @SchrodingersCat”because it feels so empty without me”. 
    I enjoyed catching up on your journey
    I’m so with you trying to find balance it seems when I’m good I’m very good, and when I’m bad I’m horrid!  
    I hope your birthday was memorable.  I also pray your dad heals quickly.  It is beyond hard when our loved ones are hurting and there is nothing we can do because of things beyond our control.
    keep fighting the good fight, your health and well-being is definitely worth it! 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Miss T the Tarot Reader in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    I'm food bored, and snacky. I had part of a leftover lamb chop, some olives, a couple of dill pickles and a small handful of olives. 
    I used to love Fridays lol, now being locked down I'm so fecking bored. I want to make interesting things and I literally can't even think of anything. 
    Boredom makes me want to just go f'it and pour a glass of wine, and that will just lead to a weekend of garbage. Maybe I should do a junk food dinner compliant style - hot wings, meatballs, spicy slaw... I dunno. So bored. Usually I'd look forward to a movie night or something but that's all we've been doing since March. 
    So, so bored. 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    Thank you for that, I am DEFINITELY an abstainer, it seems!! 
    I'm still around, but not eating W30 at all at the moment, so I haven't been journaling. I should, but seeing all the crap I ate in print would make me sad. Birthday tomorrow and I'm torn about what to have for dinner - we're still locked down so my options are severely limited - I might just cook something tasty and leave outside food for a time when we can actually get out and enjoy it - hopefully in 3 weeks time. 
    Weekend was completely off track - no exercise, a lot of booze, and a lot of takeaway and snacks, but it was also nice - hubster and I went out of our way to have a do nothing weekend, so it was like a little holiday at home. So I'm not going to feel bad about it, but I am going to eat healthy this week, even if not compliant (I have ham and veg soup and chicken and veg soup in the freezer I'm craving) 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    Well, yesterday was a day. 
    Brunch was steak and spicy slaw. Went for a huge 2 hour walk, put a chicken in the Weber for dinner, and ended up eating only chicken and too much red wine after getting a call from my Mum that Dad's come off his motorbike and is in hospital with some pretty serious injuries. Due to the lockdowns and border closures, I'm not even sure if I'm going to be able to get over to them to be able to help look after him, so I'm looking into that. I'll need to apply for an exemption etc, and might need to quarantine.
    So, once again booze was my downfall and today I have a headache, though again the food was all compliant (if lacking, which adds to the headache, I'm sure).
    Back to compliant for the week. Definitely no booze on worknights. 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    Meal 1 ended up being Garlic ghee field mushroom, eggs, bacon, baby spinach and asparagus with Egyptian dukkah.
    I have been making bacon for ages, but I always forget to make compliant bacon for a round. This time I started it last round and finally got it smoked yesterday. It's so good, I'm only making compliant bacon from here on out (except my speciality flavoured bacons), so I'll always have it on hand!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from BabyBear in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    Lunch is tuna, pickle, egg and mayo salad in cucumber boats.
     
    Sunday and fancy food day. My menu today is going to freak some people out, but I like to pick a cuisine or country and go with it, and I realised I have not done my own.
    So:
    Wattleseed, pepperberry and macadamia nut kangaroo meatballs with bush tomato sauce
    Lemon myrtle emu fillet
    Lime & Ginger crocodile skewers
    Warm roasted beetroot and baby spinach 
    Shredded spicy green mango and coconut salad
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from LadyM in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    Thank you for that, I am DEFINITELY an abstainer, it seems!! 
    I'm still around, but not eating W30 at all at the moment, so I haven't been journaling. I should, but seeing all the crap I ate in print would make me sad. Birthday tomorrow and I'm torn about what to have for dinner - we're still locked down so my options are severely limited - I might just cook something tasty and leave outside food for a time when we can actually get out and enjoy it - hopefully in 3 weeks time. 
    Weekend was completely off track - no exercise, a lot of booze, and a lot of takeaway and snacks, but it was also nice - hubster and I went out of our way to have a do nothing weekend, so it was like a little holiday at home. So I'm not going to feel bad about it, but I am going to eat healthy this week, even if not compliant (I have ham and veg soup and chicken and veg soup in the freezer I'm craving) 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to ShannonM816 in No luck   
    First, you shouldn't be weighing yourself, it's right there in the rules. This is a 30 day program, not a 13-day one. We want you to focus on doing the whole30, not second guessing what you're doing because the scale isn't showing the results you want.
    For best results, make all your meals meet the meal template (available here: https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/) -- your chia seed concoction is not doing you any favors.
    If you need to eat between meals -- and especially since you're biking your son to and from camp, you probably do -- make it a combo of protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three. Ditch the Larabars. If you need easy to grab snacks, keep chopped vegetables, hard boiled eggs, olives, containers of dressing or guac (make your own, or Tessemae's dressings makes some salad dressing pouches and Wholly Guacamole makes a couple of varieties of guac in single serve cups that are Whole30 compatible) on hand.
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to LadyM in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    Have you done any research into what it means to be an abstainer rather than a moderator? Like you, I have a tendency to be all or nothing in all things. This concept was VERY helpful to me. Here's a place to start: https://whole30.com/how-to-food-freedom-as-an-abstainer-and-some-tips-for-the-moderators/
    However things shake out, take good care of you, friend!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    Ok, ok, so that whole "back to compliant for the week" lasted as long as it took us to walk to the servo because the hubster needed an ice cream and they have B&Js Pint Slices. But the important thing is I bought a slice, and not the tub. And it was delicious.
    Def back to compliant now.