SchrodingersCat

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    SchrodingersCat reacted to laura_juggles in Why Sear Then Bake?   
    Practically every cooking show I've ever watched does a hard sear to make the outside yummy and then finish in the oven so it cooks without obliterating the outside. 
    Alternately, you could poach via sous vide and then sear. 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in SchrodingersCat post-W30 diary!   
    Food freedom... means I'm having a glass or 2 of sparkling wine tonight because we're celebrating  But it also means I came home and ate my pre-planned chicken casserole and NOT the pizza we walked past on the way home., and tomorrow is back to normal. Because that's food freedom!
     
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Jihanna in SchrodingersCat post-W30 diary!   
    I wish I could give multiple reactions on this, and include a few that aren't actually part of the options... 
    Really, though... I'm cheering for you, and slowly trying to map out what my continuing journey looks like, too... so it's interesting to read yours  
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in SchrodingersCat post-W30 diary!   
    Day 2 of "Dammit, Schrod, stop eating like a bloody teenager whose been left home alone for the week with an unlimited food budget"
    Meal 1: 2 Prosciutto, egg, mushroom and capsicum bites with spicy kraut
    Meal 2: Beef "stoup" with cauli rice
    Meal 3: Chicken and veggie casserole cooked in the slow cooker because I'm a grown-up who has plans after work and instead of making an excuse to grab something takeaway or suboptimal I used my not-inexpensive but completely underutilised slow cooker to ensure that there is something tasty and convenient to come home to.
    I really need to get on some exercise too. I'm in that horrible "I'm too unfit to do what I used to do (taekwondo and running) but am at a loss to know what to do to get back to the level of fitness I need to be to do what I used to do". Plus I have bad knees and tendonitis in my elbow. I'd do aqua aerobics but it's such a time killer, by the time I get there, change, do the class, shower, change, come home, shower properly, it's a 2 hour commitment, minimum. 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in SchrodingersCat post-W30 diary!   
    When I get back on track, and make myself delicious meals, I kick myself all the more for not eating this deliciousness!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from coachmandiep in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    OK, prep changed shape, I have prosciutto, egg, mushroom and capsicum bites for breakfast, and a beef and vegetable 'stoup' on cauli rice for lunches.
    Also prepped cheddar bay crust breakfast muffins and roast beef with salads for the hubster for lunches. 
    Threw out and/or finished a few non-compliant things today, but mini-round on track to start tomorrow. 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from tealnh in Basic mayo help!   
    Embrace the lazy and use this recipe:
    https://40aprons.com/whole30-immersion-blender-mayo/
    Foolproof and amazing.
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    That's actually exactly what I'm going to do! a 2 week mini-reset. 
    I'm just all or nothing. I'm either perfectly happy on round, or eating a pack of cookies for dinner. Plus eating crappy makes me feel crappy and feeling crappy makes me eat crappy. Ironic. 
    I've had my yearly "event" - we throw a 4th of July party every year where we host 40+ people and serve every stereotypical USA food under the sun (I'm an American living in Australia) and it involves interstate guests and leftovers and just insane foods. 
    But tomorrow is food-prep and I'm back on track. I've gained 7lbs!!
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in Veg or Condiment?   
    You've not seen me eat pickles  haahaa
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from coachmandiep in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    Oh, I love my plated fats, but today I feel sooooooo gross and full of fat and cheese that I'm going really light, the thought of oil makes me want to cry haahaa. I feel like I have deep fryer oil in my veins. 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to coachmandiep in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    @SchrodingersCat today's meals sound wonderful!  Make sure to add some fat for satisfaction.  I love how you are jumping right back in 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    BLERGH
    So I got through my huge event, and the foodie weekend from heaven/hell and I feel GROSS. I had a lovely time, and it was amazing to food with my BFF but I can't wait to get back on track. I NEED VEGETABLES!!
    I don't think I'm going to start another round, but really commit myself to food freedom, and focus on mostly compliant but not counting days. Kind of paleo, I guess?
    Meal 1: Poached eggs and spicy kraut
    Meal 2: Chicken and veggie soup
    Meal 3: Grilled sirloin, steamed broccolini, celeriac chips, brussel sprouts
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Pandora Black in Amazing Results!   
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    You really kicked ass, I'm so pleased for you!
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Pandora Black in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    I feel you. I’m so sick of Whole 30 food right now. I literally cannot even look at an egg. I am sick of meat at every meal. I’m even a little sick of coconut. I’m looking forward to food freedom.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in Centrum Women   
    ? What is it, if not a multivitamin?
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Jihanna in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    When my mom wants lamb, she'll get ground lamb and mix it with ground turkey to make lamb-burgers or meatloaf. The lamb itself is too expensive for me to include in my normal grocery budget/planning (for 4-5 adults), but she uses separate funds occasionally for things like that so she can have them (usually just for her and my dad), since they're never included in my plans. Just figured I'd mention it as a possible option, since you can make it stretch a lot farther that way but still get some of the lamb taste and goodness  
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in Reintro v2.1 - Day 16 Breaking the Rules   
    I'm the same with fats in the morning with fats - I tend to have hot smoked salmon on weekdays and count that as a fat as it has more fat than olives, and is on par with avocado. 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Pandora Black in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    Your food sounds so good! I want lamb, bad.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Pandora Black in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    I would sell my left leg for a seafood curry laksa. I might have to make a compliant one this weekend.
    Anywho...
    Meal 1: Hot smoked salmon and spicy kraut
    Meal 2: Chicken veggie soup
    Meal 3: Lamb shanks with potato and pumpkin mash, broccolini and brussels
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Pandora Black in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    Everything I've eaten so far has been compliant, but I'm having one of those days where mentally I'm feeling like I'm 'failing', which is dub for so many reasons. A. I'm not even on round. B. Everything I've eaten has been compliant anyway. C. I haven't even eaten that much!! In addition to meals 1 and 2, I've also had a handful of almonds and that's it. I know what this is, and its my awful subconscious trying to tell me I may as well just cave and eat something that I'm going to wildly regret. I'm having terrible sugar/junk/take-away cravings. I blame the 3 days in a row of drinking wine - it leaves me feeling blah, and a bit anxious, and I don't sleep well so I crave fast energy out of weariness. I know that by tomorrow it will improve, but that doesn't help right now!!!
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Keen On Clean Fuel in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    @SchrodingersCat- I'm hearing a great reflection of why you think you are feeling this way.  I also noticed in your mindfulness you are motivated! Keep up the good work and don't be too hard on yourself. All the best!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from JenX in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    Brunch:  Breakfast tray bake. Potato, turnip, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, and capsicum tossed in evil and Old Bay, roasted with Polish sausage and topped with a couple of eggs. YUM!!
    Dinner is roast beef with roasted veggies. Why?... because it's my dog's birthday and I'm making him a roast dinner... Here's my boy:
     
     


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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Protein (beef fat)   
    I'm not all over the science, but I believe that the highest concentration of undesirables in meat are concentrated in the fat (as that's the storage component), so if you're not in a position to purchase higher quality meat, the best step you can take is to remove all visible fat. 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Keen On Clean Fuel in Feeling better after reintro than on round?   
    In my experience, some people need a bit more time than the 30 days depending on what they have going on in their bodies.  Maybe your body just needed a little bit longer this go 'round to reset and get to that tiger blood
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Jihanna in Feeling better after reintro than on round?   
    @SchrodingersCat This right here is part of why I believe in personalized Food Freedom. The foods we cut out for Whole30 aren't inherently evil, they're just known to cause inflammation in a lot of people and thus are a smart choice to remove temporarily for a reset... and it's possible for one body to thrive on a removed food while another body suffers from it greatly. Of course, it could just be that you took a little longer and the compliance in-between reintro days has been enough to jolt you forward. Either way, I'm thrilled that you're doing so well!