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    BabyBear reacted to LadyM in The Seduction of LadyM Returns   
    I have an unexpected free afternoon and decided to read the log from my first W30 in the spring of 2013. WOW. I am in SUCH a different place now, and can now see how Whole 30 really kicked off major positive shifts in my relationship to food and my body and health overall.
    Also, SO MUCH has changed in my life in the last 7.5 years. The deaths of my mother, father, and grandmother. Tenure. A new primary relationship. Becoming debt free and purchasing a house. Becoming a yoga instructor. Not to mention the global pandemic. 
    Though what hasn't changed much is my weight, which is funny to me. So much energy on that and it's more or less been stable. That's actually a good thing, and something to remember. I can attribute the entrance of Whole 30 into my life with transforming my eating such that though there are weight fluctuations, they're not wild. No yo-yoing here.
    Rereading was very worthwhile. Makes me excited about continuing. Though a little sad that the forum isn't the lively community it once was. Oh well.
    I hope folks who are new here realize they can always come back and see how their first Whole 30 went and how much, ultimately, it changes you. So great.
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    BabyBear reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    I decided to change my avatar tonight, in honor of Toby.  He's the toad who has spent so much time with me this summer.
    One morning, I came outside to find Toby sitting backwards in the cab of the dump truck.
    "Do you ever just feel all turned around?" was my immediate thought.  I shared it with my friend, and we had a good laugh.
    But Toby had a plan.  He was working toward a goal.
    You see ~ I had come outside on a previous morning to find him sitting on top of the cab of the dump truck.
    And I came out on a later morning (after this avatar pic) to find him fully immersed in the water in the bed of the dump truck.  ...Ah... he'd made it.  And he has made it several times since.
    This is the dogs' drinking water.  Yes, we use a plastic dump truck as our dogs' outside drinking bowl.  How did this happen?  Well, you see ~ life is busy, and when we got our first dog - there was the dump truck, right there by the outside spigot.  We filled it up with water for him to drink ... and it has been the dog bowl, for five years now.
    Five years.
    I had friends here five years ago, who were part of my journey when we first brought Rocket into our family.  My sleep was disrupted for the first time in years.  I struggled with cravings, and increased caffeine consumption, and trying to figure out a new normal.
    That's life.  That's real.  ...And that's okay.
    I was thinking tonight about how much has changed just since I started this journal.  I feel like a different person.  
    That's because I am a different person.  That's life.  That's real.  ...And that's good.
    We should always be moving forward.  We should always be working toward a goal.  
    We may look like Toby in my avatar sometimes - and that's okay, too.  Toby sat there and thought about it for awhile ... but he reached his destination.
    I wish the same for each of you.
     
     
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    BabyBear reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    I got ready to head out the door to work yesterday - realized I hadn't eaten anything, and I had no plan.  Grabbed a pile of air fryer bacon sitting on the counter, and a teeny tiny can of tuna salad that I had gotten back when coronavirus first hit.  Because, you know ... we would all survive a really long time with that tiny can to save us!  
    So I crammed that food down at about 4pm at work.
    Got home at about 11:30 pm and had a big bowl of cole slaw veggies, with HB eggs chopped up in it, and an obscene amount of Tessamae's ranch.  That hit the spot - and I promptly passed out.  In my scrubs.  
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    BabyBear reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Yesterday my friend came again for a couple of hours, and we got the cabinets all finished - and when he left, I finished the flooring.  Finally!  People, I am so done with flooring.  Lol.  Then I painted about half of the kitchen.
    Whew.
    I haven't talked about it here yet - but my MIL is coming to live with us.  We are going to travel 800 miles this weekend to get her.  I know I talked about it a couple of months ago, when we thought it was going to happen - but now, it's for real.  She can no longer stay with her mother, and we do not want to put her in a facility.  Not at this point.  If we reach that point down the road, it still needs to be a facility here with us.
    We were given this deadline - she has to be out of her mom's government-subsidized duplex by June 1 - or they are going to kick them BOTH out.  Yikes.  So this news came in the middle of these projects I had already started - and now, I'm in a rush to get them finished.
    My husband has used the words "I am in panic mode" and I have been steadily countering that with: "It's going to be okay".
    It's going to be okay.  ...It IS going to be okay.
    But man, there's a lot to do.
    --
    So, while I was working, working yesterday - he says he and the kids are going to Arby's.  I say, I'll take the 1/2 pound of beef, no bun.
    They come home, food sits on the counter for a bit ... and when I get to a stopping point to finally EAT - all I see is a bowl with (apparently beef under there somewhere) a GIANT gob of Arby's cheddar sauce concoction.
    My initial reaction was one of shock: "Whose is this? You didn't get this for ME, did you?"
    ..."Oh, shit, sorry, I just had it in my head that you wanted what I get, and I get the beef & cheddar."
    Somewhere in there, I threw out the fact that "I've been doing Whole 30 for about a month and a half now".  But mainly, I clammed up.  Like, just snapped shut.  He offered to go get me what I wanted, and I said forget it.  It doesn't matter.  I don't want it.
    And I just kept working.  Working, working, working.
    But I was hurt.
    --
    At some point I grabbed a banana.
    Then later - much later - I had him peel me a potato for the air fryer.  I crammed that down with some ranch.  I ate some cole slaw veggies in the remaining ranch on my plate. Then he cooked frozen steaks in the air fryer.  I ate maybe a few ounces of steak - it was red inside, which I don't enjoy, and it had some "weird spots" I couldn't handle.  
    So, as you can imagine - after going, going, going like some kind of freaking machine ALL day - the bag of wavy Lay's called to me at about midnight.  And I ate them.
    Zero regret here re: chips ... my only regret is that I didn't fuel myself properly throughout the day, and it affected my mood, and it caught up to me at a time when I should have been in bed.
    Today is a new day.    Sending love, light, and good vibes out there to anyone reading.  "It's going to be okay!"
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    BabyBear reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Yes, I did decide to eat 6 mozzarella sticks from Arby's last night, along with what I believe is compliant roast beef (?) - after working, working, working to redo the kitchen yesterday with an old friend.
    I can't say there was A LOT of thought put into this ... I can say I'm not beating myself up about it.  Those cheese sticks are one of my favorite things - however, my heart did pound like crazy afterwards.  Possibly enough to cause future avoidance.  This is good.
    For lunch we had Burger King (umm, my kitchen is destroyed right now and we were working hard!) - again, not sure about what is in their burger patties, and don't care at this point.  I had two patties, tomato, onion, pickle, lettuce, and my Tessamae's ranch.  It was good - but MAN it slowed me down in my work.  I had to make a trip to Lowe's right after, and I just didn't wanna.  Ugh.  Drank a cup of coffee and powered through.
    Feeling good about the work we are getting done ... also, it was a really enjoyable day with this guy I hadn't seen in a long time.  He is full of stories, personality and character.  I dig that.  It was good vibes.  Reminded me of how much we are social beings, and that is a need of mine that too often goes neglected.
    Two rabbits came up to visit with us while we were sitting on the swing on the front patio at the end of our work day.  I mean, they came up CLOSE ... like 4 feet away.  And stared at us.  For awhile.  It was unreal.  I have lived in this house for 17 years, and they've never done that.  Ever.  This guy has been all over the world in his army days, and even he was like, "I have never been this close to a wild rabbit..."  It was a moment.  A moment of childlike wonder.  Were they listening to our conversation?  Were they trying to tell us something?  We laughed and just enjoyed this moment with nature so much.
    Good times.  
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    BabyBear reacted to SchrodingersCat in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    I don't have any cookbooks but I am in a couple of paleo Facebook groups and I'm looking forward to some paleo baking too! It looks so good. I know I'll have to be careful, because I can devour a whole container of paleo bliss balls as easily as a block of chocolate, but learning to moderate is part of the goal!
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    BabyBear reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 24, Sunday May 24
    M1: german brat sausage, ~4 cups or more of chopped spinach and kale pan-fried in ghee, some potato-egg salad
    M2: boneless skinless chicken thighs, asparagus & a clove of garlic bbq'd, smashed skin-on boiled potatoes
    Snack: carrot sticks
    M3: a large iceberg and spinach salad with sweet peppers, chicken, Primal Kitchen ranch dressing
    NSV: I enjoyed working in my herb and vegetable gardens today.  I ran out of potting soil, so need to finish potting those herbs when I get more soil
    NSV: I didn't have any food cravings today
    NSV: I've been getting up early these past three days, and I hope this trend continues.  I seem to have some good energy and am getting lots of stuff done
    Plan for tomorrow: plan meals and pick up groceries.  
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    BabyBear reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 23, Saturday May 23
    M1: leftover shepherds pie
    M2: the last of the shepherds pie and some potato egg salad
    Snack: carrot
    M3: potato egg salad, banana 
    NSV: I worked all morning we on my food gardens (herbs, raspberries and rhubarb) today and I’m looking forward the goodies they will yield
    NSV: I baked cinnamon rolls this morning and didn’t sample any. I delivered them to DD17’s work place, and totally savoured the compliments. That was waaay better than the rolls  IMO
    NSV: I pushed back when I was encouraged to have an alcoholic beverage this aft when visiting friends, I chose to drink ice water
    NSV: I remained compliant when family ordered dinner in, and I know that I feel better than I would have if I ate the greasy chicken and fries 
    Plan for tomorrow: the herb garden is full, so finish planting the rest of the herbs into the vegetable garden and into pots 
    Plan for tomorrow: add compost that I bought today to the raspberries and rhubarb
    Plan for tomorrow: search online for a raised bed to move some of my raspberries to a full sun location
    Plan for tomorrow: plan meals for this week and pick up groceries
    Today‘s meals weren’t very interesting, I felt I was just eating to get it done so I could get back to gardening. But I’m super excited to see my herb garden taking shape, and I’m searching for some (any) Whole30 rhubarb recipes that don’t call for sugar.
    I always tend to go all in with all of my energy when I start a new project, but I have to be super careful right now that my habits don’t lapse. Today I didn’t do any work in the kitchen until supper time, needless to say the kitchen was a total mess.  Then it was tough to find something to cook because I didn’t have any meat thawed, let alone have a plan.  Luckily I had some protein salad on hand, and luckier still that my family wanted take out.   I plan to keep my habits in check tomorrow and only work on my new gardening hobby when my W30 work is done.  
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    BabyBear reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 22, Friday May 22
    M1: 2 english banger sausages, 1/2 medium sweet potato, a handful of spinach and a handful of kale, 2 eggs sunny-side-up, all pan fried in ghee
    M2: romaine and spinach salad with celery, green onion, avocado, chicken and red grapes, tossed with Primal Kitchen Green Goddess dressing
    Snack: carrot, apple
    M3: the rest of the salad leftover from lunch
    NSV: I woke up at 5am, and was treated to a lovely chorus by the songbirds.  I got up at 5:45 and got a good start on planning my herb garden
    NSV: I ate all of my meals outdoors today, and was mindful as I ate (no devices).  I was rewarded at breakfast with a visit from a hummingbird!  It visits the flowers on the strawberry plant I have growing on the back deck
    NSV: I made sunny side up eggs, the first time in either a seriously long time or maybe the first time ever.  Perfect!  Having patience is rewarding
    NSV: I noticed how different flavours didn't complement each other at breakfast, and I'm beginning to understand why.  The sausage was too savoury to go with the sweet potatoes and the mild eggs. I either need a milder sausage or I need to ramp up the spices with the eggs.  Am I a budding foodie LOL
    NSV: My belly feels flabbier, not as solidly fat, and I'm thinking that perhaps I may have lost a bit of fat from my stomach
    NSV: I was having some seriously huge cravings today, at 3pm, but I powered through and didn't give in 
    NSV: I knew that I was going to have a busy afternoon, so I intentionally made an extra large salad at lunch time.  I planned to have a second helping at supper because I didn't have time to prepare any other meals before dinner, which ended up being pizza and wings ordered in
    Plan for tomorrow: prepare devilled eggs and egg salad
    Plan for tomorrow: prepare the beds for my herbs, plant my herb garden
    Thanks to anyone reading here for sharing your struggles in this forum. Reading through the forum today really was a big help to me during my cravings, it helps to know that I'm not alone in this. Hugs to all...
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    BabyBear reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Hey I'm just having a really tough time right now with cravings.  Its hot and sunny but I'm working and usually I'd have a sweet treat right about now but I can't distract myself and go for a walk for another hour...
    I just thought I'd pop by and check the logs because y'all make me feel better, knowing that I'm not alone in this.  
    Happy Friday everyone!  Let's all get through this day together :-) and chalk up another success!
    Shadow
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    BabyBear reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Day 2:  5/22/20

    So today was a weird eating day.  I had two frozen W30 meals, cooked together with ghee ... spread out - a little before work, and the rest when I got home.
    {shrug}
    I'm having a 10 oz. bottle of OJ mixed with a sparkling water now, and I guess that's it for today.  It's late and I'm not hungry.
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    BabyBear reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Day 1:  5/21/20 (cont)

    I went through an experience much like the worst-ever hangover feeling this morning after posting that I was starting again.
    I felt like my blood sugar was all out of whack, and in a panic, and the worst headache.  It was scary.  It is now thoroughly etched in my brain as something I never want to experience again.  Ever.

    10:45 am:  (4) eggs w/ ghee, air fryer steak fries, few sips of orange juice

    2:30 pm:  finished the 10-oz bottle of OJ

    6:15 pm:  (2) chicken breasts, cole slaw veggies w/ ranch

    11:30 pm:  air fryer steak fries w/ avocado ranch

    Shenanigans over.  Feels good to just be back to my real food.
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    BabyBear got a reaction from Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Yes! This!  Numbering days for the days the path was good mentally physically and emotionally.  What foods do you feel need more restriction beyond the guidelines of whole 30 to help you achieve the good path?  Are the foods outside of the whole 30 that you might consider also to be part of that path for you?  I think being able to ask ourselves these questions and answer them honestly and freely is part of that foundation for the food freedom forever where we can live inside a set of regulations that provides us freedom and our best life. I also think the answers may change and we should re-evaluate often what is it that makes it a good path for me today, tomorrow, this week, this month, this year etc.    It’s learning how to set those for Myself that prove the challenge as I’m not sure I trust myself just yet.  But I am learning to build that self trust with choices.  I am so proud of all the work you have done so far.  I am glad to have someone like you along for this journey.
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    BabyBear reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Whole 30 is not restrictive to me ... although I know some feel it is.  Whole 30 actually expands my choices.  I can get into some bad (for me) territory while remaining completely "compliant".
    To be quite honest - when I have felt 100% my best was when I was eating nothing but meat, fish, and eggs - and drinking nothing but coffee and water.
    My goal was to remain within W30 food guidelines re: compliant foods, and actually narrow that down further to eliminate the things that are still causing me digestive distress.
    At the very least, the goal was to remain with some combination of W30 foods.
    Instead - I hit those 30 days and something shifted in my brain.  It's happened before, so it doesn't surprise me - yet it does, all at the same time.
    I know what it feels like to be on a good path, and I know what it feels like when I've traveled too far out in the weeds.  I just want to get back on a good path again.  If numbering my days helps, that's what I will do.
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    BabyBear reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Day 1:  5/21/20

    I don’t want to forget this headache.
    A headache is telling us something is wrong.
    So many people think they can just take painkillers, and that a headache is no big deal.  But they mean something.  There is no doubt what this one is telling me.

    I don’t even want to talk about yesterday.  I don’t know WTF has come over me - gluten is the one thing I have really successfully stayed away from since 2012.  There is good reason for that.
    If you had a beautiful new plant growing out in the sun, would you dump donuts all around its base, and expect that to do good things?  What about a bun?
    Well, that just sounds ridiculous, now, doesn’t it?
    You might put meat or eggs or fruits or veggies there - and expect that it would get some nutrients.
    We don’t show LOVE to ourselves or others with donuts and buns.
    Love is wanting what’s best.
    I work hard to make sure we can afford 100% ground-up animals to feed my dogs their raw carnivorous diet.  I don’t give them things they wouldn’t find in nature.
    The dogs deserve better?
    I don't think so.
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    BabyBear reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Thanks for being here, ladies.  
    Perhaps I will just strive to keep beating my own record here.  
    I could have done without this break in between ... but perhaps it was necessary.  A good reminder of "the dark side".
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    BabyBear got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    2/3 of the way through, that is awesome.  Keep up the good work!
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    BabyBear got a reaction from Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    @Brewer5 peanuts! It starts and ends with peanuts with some peanuts in between... hmmmm  a source of convenience or is it something more 
    okay I’m done horsing around.  Revisit your goals set some new ones if need be and give yourself some credit... you didn’t have McDonald’s all day everyday.  You didn’t run off with bowl of cookies cackling they’re mine all mine... it could have been so much worse.  Give you’re next week some definition what do you want it to really look like?  Do you want it to look like a whole 30 with some compliant ingredient treats mixed in, do you want it to look like Whole Foods with an allowable splurge do you want it to just simply be that you are mindful and a willing participant of everything that goes in your mouth.  This is your turn to determine what healthy looks like for you tomorrow and the next day after that.  I hope part of that includes these boards!  
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    BabyBear got a reaction from Blueautumn in Like an Onion   
    @Brewer5 peanuts! It starts and ends with peanuts with some peanuts in between... hmmmm  a source of convenience or is it something more 
    okay I’m done horsing around.  Revisit your goals set some new ones if need be and give yourself some credit... you didn’t have McDonald’s all day everyday.  You didn’t run off with bowl of cookies cackling they’re mine all mine... it could have been so much worse.  Give you’re next week some definition what do you want it to really look like?  Do you want it to look like a whole 30 with some compliant ingredient treats mixed in, do you want it to look like Whole Foods with an allowable splurge do you want it to just simply be that you are mindful and a willing participant of everything that goes in your mouth.  This is your turn to determine what healthy looks like for you tomorrow and the next day after that.  I hope part of that includes these boards!  
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    BabyBear reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 20, Wednesday May 20
    M1: 2 english banger sausages, 2 fried eggs, 1 cup fried green beans with toasted almonds
    M2: leftover spaghetti squash with leftover homemade tomato sauce
    M3: one 1/8 lb homemade meatball aus jus, 1/2 cup of sweet potato, 1 1/2 cups veggie confetti cauli-rice, apple sauce
    NSV: I made a sugary sweet dessert tonight for the family, but I didn't sample any of it.  I divided the leftovers for lunches with the warning that if they forget to take it on their lunch tomorrow I will throw it out.  I just don't want the temptation in the house.
    Plan for tomorrow: I'm going to bake a small shepherd's pie with some ground beef I held back from supper tonight, with leftover veg and potatoes.  Looking forward to it.
    Reflection: I think that I prefer to eat bigger meals at breakfast and lunch, and a small dinner, although looking at my dinner tonight it was by no means small, but it wasn't super heavy either.  I've known for a long time that I don't sleep well on a full stomach.  I continue to think that I am eating too much food, but I don't plan to experiment with smaller portions until my W30 and reintroduction are completed.
    I am beginning to consider which kinds of foods I will reintroduce first.  Probably wine will be the first.  I've got to get dairy into the reintro soon too.  The hot weather has arrived and for our family, ice cream is a big thing.  I'm not sure how long I can avoid it, although I did tonight but it wasn't super easy.  I'm also considering extending my W30 because I'm not hitting the milestones - especially Tiger Blood - yet.  I have ten more days to consider these things more deeply.  Wow, I'm 2/3 of the way through!
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    BabyBear reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 19, Tuesday May 19
    M1: romaine and spinach salad tossed w/ mix of PK green goddess and PK ranch dressing, topped with chicken, celery and mayo salad, tomato, 1/2 avocado, black pepper
    M2: potato-egg salad with green onion mixed through, carrot and celery sticks on the side
    Snack: banana 
    M3: 1/4 roasted spaghetti squash, topped with homemade tomato sauce and ground beef, very small romaine salad on the side
    Hack to Habit: chop all salad greens into bite sized pieces and toss them with dressing in a large bowl before plating, even when it’s just a salad for one. This way the dressing blends and mixes much better than if I add it after it’s on my plate, and it tastes better IMO 
    NSV: I felt sooo accomplished today b/c I made my own tomato sauce from scratch- first time ever- and it was delish:
    https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/basic_tomato_sauce/
    NSV: I threw out some junk I was craving (graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate for s’mores), and realized by the ingredient list that none of it was real food, just a bunch of chemicals mixed together.  I thought I knew how to read labels, but today I realized that I’ve learned to understand them
    NSV: I cleaned and organized my fridge again, cleaned the bbq, and auto cleaned my oven
    Reflection: my body is the best gift I have ever or will ever receive, and I’m feeling like I want to look after it as well as or better than I would look after anything special
    I’m hoping this works- this is my fridge today.  I’m proud of it, it’s colourful and clean and makes me feel good:
     

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    BabyBear got a reaction from Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    @Brewer5 what the what! Yes you have bones in your pinky toe and if it’s crunchy then it’s broke.  I hope you made a splint to protect it.  For whatever reasons broken toes are great at finding extra things to hit.  I speak from experience.  It will hurt like the dickens for a few weeks.
    its crazy how easily we slip into the comfortable old ways when the brain isn’t tuned in.  I’m trying to learn to ask myself questions and not just think I have no other options.  What options can I create for myself?  During this round instead of thinking I can’t have that I’m asking do I really want it?  I’m telling myself I can have anything I really want... and I’m learning how to make my goals and my health a bigger want than that club sub or piece of pina colada cake (for the love of God would someone please eat the last piece of cake!). I don’t want to live on whole 30 forever but I do want to eat whole 30 forever.  That may only make sense to me lol.
    Hope your toe heals quickly, friend!
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    BabyBear reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    I purged.  This is what I threw out:
    wheat and graham flour, sugar, soybean canola and palm oil, honey, salt, sodium bicarbonate, soya lecithin, calcium phosphate, artificial flavour, sulphites;
    corn syrup, sugar, dextrose, modified corn starch, water, gelatin, natural and artificial flavour, tetrasodium phosphate;
    cacao, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili (may contain nuts, peanuts and milk).
    So, other than flour that I suspect doesn’t agree with me, some sustainably sourced cacao, a bit of salt, baking soda, water, gelatin and traces of nuts, I just threw out junk that doesn’t do my body any good.  
     
    I feel better.  I didn’t throw out food, I threw out some chemical experiments that are marketed and sold as food and just happen to taste good.  My breakfast salad tasted good too!
    @Blueautumn I document my NSV’s so that I can look back on my journal and see how far I’ve come.  Changes can be so subtle that after a few weeks I stop noticing that I really am making progress in a lot of different ways.  So, yes, they really do help to keep me motivated. Thanks for reading!
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    BabyBear reacted to Blueautumn in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Time to just grab it and stuff it down a family members throat so they can eat it for you  LOL 
    I have huge cravings and know this will be a problem for me when I start so im doing everything I can to make sure that nothing too tempting makes its way into the house. Luckily I only have my hubby and then 8 animals (the furries dont grocery shop which is probably for the best)

    I have been following your posts and I love the NSV items that you add everyday. Do you find that they help to keep you motivated along the process?
    And thank you @kirbz for the recipes you suggested to shadow lol. Ive been looking at so many of the recipes nom nom nom nom
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    BabyBear reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    M1: German bratwurst sausage, two fried eggs, lots of spinach pan-fried in ghee with leftover carmelized onions, a few pecans to tide me over as breakfast was cooking
    M2: 2/3 cup potato egg salad with a side of green beans
    Snack: apple
    M3: bbq’d sausage, roasted potatoes and onions, lemon asparagus 
    NSV: my mayo broke as I was making it, but I googled a fix and it turned out better than ever before
    NSV: despite having cravings today, I remained compliant
    Plan for tomorrow: I’m going to make some more ghee
    My family had a bonfire last night, complete with s’mores.  Argh. I really wanted a roasted marshmallow, and the chocolate that didn’t get eaten has made its way back into the pantry.  I hate to throw out food, but I’m having trouble knowing that those sweets are in reach.  Remaining compliant is taking a lot of willpower.  I guess I haven’t overcome the cravings yet so I may need to throw that junk food out.
    I realize that I like to eat a lot of the same meals, and that I like to try something completely new about once a week.