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  1. Day 26 the home stretch! 7:00 up with alarm and baby was up shortly thereafter. Got up and get my morning going. I really just want to lay in bed with my heating pad all day. However I’m at least able to function. When normally with this TOM I’m in so much pain that I literally can’t function and I’m often borderline going into shock. I have a very high tolerance for pain. I’ve had three natural births and all of those are nothing in comparison to the pain my body is in from my cycle. Ugh! So even though I’m uncomfortable and very bloated I’m glad the pain is manageable and not deb
  2. Yay! have you read Food Freedom? I’ve been reading it and if you haven’t you may very well benefit from the part where it talks about designing your own reset if the whole 30 doesn’t seem to suit you. It’s very in depth on how to go about it. I thought about you this morning while I was reading and came to post on here in hopes that just maybe you would check it. And look you are already back. I had to challenge myself at the beginning not to focus on what I couldn’t have but rather on all the new delicious recipes that were waiting for me to discover them. This mindset ha
  3. Day 25 cont My hubby gave me great advice today and I took him up on it. He told me to sleep when the baby sleeps. So I got an hour nap and it was wonderful. I allowed myself to rest. No alarms, no phone, no thoughts. Just me, the bed and my heat pad. I woke feeling better. The world didn’t end, and I dealt with the missed calls and messages without stress. 7:00 M3: Turkey BLT rollup with mayo and spicy mustard. Feeling a bit frustrated that my truck did not get done today, it didn’t even get looked at. I’m quite possibly going to be without a vehicle for the first p
  4. Congrats on your journey too. Thanks for the encouragement. I have found journaling on the boards super helpful to me. It gives me a sense of accountability as I’m very much an Obliger.
  5. Day 25 staying alive, staying alive 7:00 rise up with alarm. Thank you Mother Nature for your gift *insert eye roll*. That explains my mood yesterday. 8:30 M1 Chicken nuggets from 40 Aprons along with the dipping sauce and a salad. Oh my were the chicken nuggets good. A lot of work but really good. The sauce! The sauce was amazing, I even used it on my salad. 1:45 M2: Mustard braised roast with potatoes and carrots. The boys had their first ar
  6. Day 24, steady as she goes. So today was weird and rough. I slept in a little. Felt a little blah when I finally did get up. I was told not to drive my truck as it symptoms indicates a small problem that could create a much larger problem. This seem to overload my brain as I tried to figure out how everyone is going to get to where they need to be without my vehicle. Things have worked out. My sister in love called me needing some essential oils for her little girl that had fallen ill and we talked and afterwards she offered to send her vehicle via my brother seeing as she wouldn’t
  7. 7:00 rise and shine time to get everyone going. Get baby up, potty changed and fed. Get lunches packed and breakfast together while boys pack the truck. I love our homeschool tutorial but it does make for a long day. Plus we have to rush off to a college about an hour away for my 13 yr DS speech competition. 7:30 M1: 3 eggs salt pepper basil coked in CB, blackberries, and 1 Tbs coconut oil. For the first time in a long time I had a very weird and vivid dream. It was so weird and not like me. Forgetting appointments, shirking responsibilities and I found a box of left over baby
  8. Day 22 6:55: up with the baby alarm, my eyes are still heavy. Glad I checked the dryer, my clothes were still a bit damp. Restart that, get boys up and start getting everything ready to get out the door. 8:00 M1: 3 scrambled eggs coked in clarified butter (CB) an apple and some almond butter. Breakfast was eaten in two parts - eggs while they were hot and in between packing lunches, and the apples and almond butter on the road. On top of it being Wednesday a naturally stressful morning, I went to grab a roast out of the deep freezer and everything is defrosted, cold but no
  9. Day 21 Cont 6:00 S1: shared an Rx Chocolate cherry bar with the baby. Trying to do all the things and still sitting behind the eight ball. There is just not enough time in the day, but at least my energy is a bit more stable and sustainable. I have got a lot done today, there is just so much more to do, so a quick inventory to reset my feelings of being overwhelmed. Unloaded suitcases and did laundry from the trip, including folding and putting away. I also folded the three loads I left that I had done while packing. I kept a baby alive who is into everything and have had a succ
  10. Day 21 7:55 The baby alarm went off and the day begins. My brain is still lagging just a bit from the weekend of little sleep. But food helped. I got baby fed and made some work calls as I started breakfast. 9:30 2 bacon strips, 3 eggs scrambled with salt pepper and basil cooked in the bacon grease 1/2 naval orange. Oh my those were by far the best eggs ever. How can this even be good for me cooking in bacon grease! Ha ha. And a diet that allows me bacon and doesn’t require me to blot all the grease off is one that I’m quickly beginning to love. I really enjoyed breakfas
  11. Yes!!! That’s one of the greatest NSV and a huge step forward to the mindset of Freedom
  12. Day 20 how is this even possible! 2/3 of the way, the home stretch. 7:30 am phone call from my mom woke me up. She’s hurt her back, so I guess it’s up and at em so I can get the kids and take her to see her chiropractor. So much for sleeping until 10:00. I’m awake and waiting for her to tell me appointment time so I took the opportunity to rub essential oils on the hubby and try to work out some nots from the drive. 8:30 S1: RXBar, beef stick Ugh to go from 80 and sunshine to 20 and snowing is a bit harsh. So much for having time for breakfast. I did grab my last beef st
  13. Do not loose heart. Every layer we peel back gives us deeper insight into ourselves, our healing, and our journey. There are many physical reasons for the reset taking 30 days, but there are psychological and emotional reasons too. I think one of those is retraining our brain and deepen our decision making process when faced with all the things. Your one decision in one moment does not negate all the hard work you have done up to that moment. That one decision does not define you, you have a lifetime of decisions a head and as many day 1s as you may need to find that place of balance and fr
  14. Day 19 The drive and energy... lots of energy! 10:30 am check out time so I have to pull myself out from under the covers. Packed up, washed dishes, and heated up some breakfast and headed out the door. It’s not over yet, but I feel like my weekend has gone really well doing Whole 30. I’m so glad I took the time and effort to prepare meals. It really has made all the difference. I’m bored with my food at this point, but that is okay I just have to survive through today. 11:30 M1: 2 mini quiche, avocado mixed with ranch dressing and a clementine. love is holding your
  15. Day 18 cont 11:00 pm rise and shine time to hustle. I’m so grateful for the energy my body is providing me with the nutrients from the food I’ve been providing it. These work weekends I used to live on on sundrop sodas. I have not even had an Once of caffeine. Water and real food has been enough to keep me going. I am eating more snacks than usual, but given my circumstances I think that is okay. One last push before it all comes to a close tomorrow 12:30 S2 clementine. NSV: my pants are loose and keep sliding down.. And I forgot my belt so annoying but in a good way.
  16. Day 18 Holdfast 5:15 am M1: LO 2 mini quiche and sautéed cabbage with bacon. Ranch dressing Finally finished and back at the room. My food was hot and perfectly moist even though it had been sitting for 5 hours waiting on me to come eat it. I love my hot logic mini. The ranch was a nice way to change up the flavors as I was getting board with the quiche. Oh the hotel lobby smelled of pancakes and bacon and sausage and eggs. It’s a good thing I brought food with me, I may not have been able to resist that free breakfast. I’m so tired I’m ready to hit the shower and crash for a
  17. 12:30 we arrived at destination and thank goodness cuz I had to peeeeeeee plus I’m so thirsty but I dare not drink more water until we made our destination. 1:00 S1: Rx bar, beef stick, grapes We got unloaded and set up the booth, I plugged in the hot logic with my lunch and grabbed a snack because I’m hungry and lunch will be 30 min to 3 hours depending on business. 3:00 M2: LO sweet and sour chicken with cauliflower rice. Yum, still so good even the next day. Phew I’m full and ready for a nap, but I’m enjoying my time next to the hubby. 6:00 S2: clementine an
  18. Day 17 on the road i got some sleep in the truck and woke up to a gorgeous sunrise. We stopped for gas and food. I am soooo glad I packed up food, and most of it in quick grab n go containers. I ordered his food and was able to get out food for me before he was done with pumping gas and the bathroom. 8:00 M1: ranch chicken salad, apple, handful of pistachios Years ago my family owned a quaint little tea and coffee café. I loved my little café and one of the three chicken salads I made was ranch chicken salad. Such an easy recipe but also so robust with flavor it was a b
  19. Day 16 cont My brother is an amazing person, I’m the oldest but only by 21 months. We think a lot alike and we both have a pretty warped sense of humor. We get each other in ways no one else could. His wife is amazing and practically perfect in every way! She is quite literally the most beautiful person inside and out that you will ever meet. And she has the beauty queen crowns to prove it. They are watching our dog while we are out of town this weekend so I had to drive out to their little cabin in the woods. I needed the break and enjoyed the drive. My sister in love greeted me
  20. It’s Day 16 and I’m fired up, taking the bulls by the horn and controlling my outcome. 7:55 rise and shine. Trying not to stress and just take one task at a time 9:00 M1: 2 mini quiche with primal steak sauce, 1 Tbs coconut oil, and 1/2 a grapefruit. I felt the hunger coming on so I stopped what I was doing and grabbed some food. It hit the stop and I’m back at it 11:30 I got the boys out the door and now I can focus on getting me ready. Not to mention all the work interruptions I’ve had today. 1:00 S1: trying to do all things and I felt the hunger rise up so I grab
  21. 2:00 M1: 2 sweet potato mini quiche with spinach and sausage, sautéed cabbage with bacon, sweet potato with almond butter. Hello hunger my old friend. Finally started feeling hungry and it’s hunger because I’ve been drinking lots of water. I feel better too, the water definitely helped. Food taste so much better when you are hungry! I’m regretting not wearing a belt… I honestly didn’t think I would need it with these pants. I guess that’s a good problem to have 11:00 M2: 2 mini quiche and a clementine I’m not really hungry but thinking it would be wise to eat so I don
  22. Our brains are crazy. You won’t listen to my cravings while you are awake I’ll plague you with cravings in your sleep. Lol. So glad to hear it was only a dream.
  23. 6:15 baby wakes me up! I’m thinking it’s 3am I change him put him back down and check the clock and full blown panic sweeps over me. I feel rough still. It maybe I didn’t get enough water so I feel bloated and constipated. I didn’t track my water yesterday and I just don’t feel like I drank as much as usual. Focus on the water today. Today is a crazy busy day, but I can do this! I’ve got this. I’ve come this far, so I’m pressing in toward my mark! I’m thinking the stress levels are affecting my appetite still. I’m not going to force myself to eat, but I did grab a hot mug of