Azul Marino

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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    I'll correct:  I thought this would be easier, but, fortunately, no... and that's great
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    Azul Marino reacted to shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    How's everyone doing so far?
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    Azul Marino reacted to MJ of Cayman in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Hi.  I did Whole 30 for Lent the last 2 years.  Looks like my Facebook groups for that didn’t come round this year.  So, I just found you all here.  Glad I did.  I started the Sunday before Ash Wednesday because I was feeling so dragged down I wanted to get into action.  I quit drinking on New Years so at least I’m not battling that demon.  So, I’m on day 13.  My days aren’t following the usual calendar.  Seem a bit delayed.  Last night I had a dream about Karo light corn syrup.  Ew.  I have lots of aches and pains in my joints but that probably from the springtime wild fluctuations in barometric pressure.  
    Hoping this round helps alleviate some arthritic like pain I’ve been experiencing, but my real goal is to work on discipline since I really do lack in that.  Praying the cravings through.
    Meatless Friday means a tomato spinach frittata for breakfast, tuna salad with walnuts for lunch, vegan roasted pumpkin soup and salad for dinner.  Lots of coffee, water and tea.
    Nice to meet you all here.
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    I'll correct:  I thought this would be easier, but, fortunately, no... and that's great
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    Week 1
    I thought this would be easier, but, unfortunately, no. I stick to the rules, but not to the recommendations: too much fruit, four or five meals per day, and some snacks.
    Wednesday was my birthday and we found a suitable place for my birthday dinner. I asked all about my food, but I ended up looking at my plate and thinking if they would tell the truth or not.
    NSV: I'm not a cook person, but I realize how good I feel when I cook something healthy. I love making my homemade mayonnaise, then, when anxiety appears, I put some mayo on a carrot.

    It was a nice first week
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    I'll do the same. It will be my third round. Lets do it!!!

    If this is your first time, you may want to start a few days before ... During my first round I had to restart 3 times ... inexperience
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Wow!!!... how well prepared you are!!!
    You are ahead of me... I only have some boiled eggs in the fridge, and homemade mayonnaise.
    It looks like you will do a great Whole30
    I'll keep in touch
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    Azul Marino reacted to ShannonM816 in Natural flavoring   
    Natural flavors are allowed, though you are certainly welcome to choose not to have them if that's important to you.
    I would assume the corn mentioned on the salsa is probably from the vinegar if there's not actually corn listed as an ingredient. Any vinegar except malt vinegar (because it contains gluten) is ok on whole30. Salsa is not really difficult to find compliant versions of, you could check some other brands to see if you could find one that uses vinegar from other sources if you're concerned about it.
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    Azul Marino reacted to shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Hi Azul!
    In the freezer I've got 4 frittattas portioned for weekday on the go breakfasts, 8 cooked chicken breasts ready for salads for lunch,  beef stew and chili prepped to pinch hit for days I don't have time to make dinner.  Menu set for the week. Shopping is done. Tomorrow I will prep my "salad bar" in my fridge that makes packing lunches and side salads easier.  I have emergency nuts in my planning rooms in all three schools where I teach. As soon as I have my donut for Fat Tuesday tomorrow (a yearly tradition) I think I'm ready to do this thing.  This is my first W30, but I think I'm gonna be good. I was GF and macrobiotic for 5 years if I could go without flour and sugar for that long I can manage on W30 for 30 days (I hope!!!) Big difference now is that I have my family to take into consideraton.  
    Luckily I found a coworker who said she is on board. Hoping that doesn't fall through.  
    Good luck with round 3. I'll keep you posted on how things progress.  
    Jen
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    It's true @BabyBear!!, I know, it will be a present.
     I'm happy waiting on Wednesday ... and I started last week with a Whole30-ish meals style
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    Azul Marino reacted to BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    Such a great birthday present to yourself 
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    And I'm  realizing that Ash Wednesday its my birthday too
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    I'm from Mexico, I´ll start my WholeLent on Ash Wednesday. It will be my third round
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Day 11
    Meal 1: 3 eggs over easy, 2 pieces of bacon, baby carrots, an orange
    Meal 2: chicken thigh (with the skin on, baby) pistachios, sweet potato and blueberry. (It IS very nice!)
    Snack: Rx bar, walnuts, more walnuts
    Meal 3: Leek and zucchini soup (From a book called Paleo Italian Cooking), duck leg, cran-cherry sauce, mashed cauliflower
    NSV/Reflections: I had really low day. It look a lot of energy to do anything at all. The food was fine, and I even managed to get some veggies and chicken meal prepped, but wow was it a struggle to be actually productive. I did read quite a few cookbooks on Overdrive while I was procrastinating, though. 
    Even this low I didn't really feel tempted to quite. I think this is already just how I eat.
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Day 30
    Meal 1: 3 eggs scrambled with chives, 2 slices of bacon, banana and blueberries with sunflower seed butter.
    Meal 2:  chicken salad, avocado with hot sauce, glass of coconut almond milk
    Meal 3: Italian wedding soup, almonds, banana
    NSV/Reflections: I plan on writing a good long refection piece tomorrow, but in short, I don't plan on doing anything different tomorrow than I did today. I don't think there can be a better indication that this whole thing was a success. 
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    My kids are grade 1/2, and I think they're scared of me. 
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Day 9
    Meal 1: 3 eggs scrambled with harissa, spinach, 3 1oz garlic and sage sausage 
    Post-workout: Duck Soup
    Meal 2: canned salmon, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes. 
    Meal 3: Pork chop, mashed sweet potatoes, caramelized onion
    NSV/Reflections: I don't want to get excited, because it was only one day, but I think I'm starting to feel some of that magic. Not only did I set a personal record for my push jerk today, but I also hung from the bar without pain and ALMOST did 3 unbroken toes-to-bar. (I'm not counting it as unbroken because I had to do an extra kip in-between them, but there were 3 toes-to-bar in quick succession.) I've had this nagging bit of soreness in my right shoulder that only seems to manifest itself when I hang from the bar, and I got to say, if the Whole30 makes it go away, that might be reason enough to eat like this forever. It's keeping me from getting a pull-up and I will do anything to get a pull-up.
    I packed a Lara Bar with me to work. For emergencies. I was pretty hungry by the time I finished teaching, but I decided NOT to eat it because I knew I would eat as soon as I got home. Go me. 
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Going HAM? What does that mean? My guess is running around like William Shatner of Star Trek in that episode where the transporter divides him into an evil half and a meek half. It's like that, right?
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    Azul Marino reacted to Nongermane in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Pretty much. My students say it’s from a Jay-Z song. It means Hard As a Mother******. 
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Day 4
    This morning I woke up just a giant unmotivated grumpy pants. "Kill All The Things" I think they call it. I got into a screaming match with my mother over lending her a cord to charge her Blackberry. (Apparently, I was speaking to her in a patronizing tone.)
    Meal 1: 3 scrambled eggs with chives, an orange. This wasn't nearly enough, so after an hour I also had an apple and some almond hazelnut butter. (So good!)
    Pre-workout: egg muffin
    Post-workout: butternut squash, kale, and Swiss chard with chicken
    Meal 2: Trout with blueberries (so good! trust me.) Spinach and Green Beast dressing, more than a serving of walnuts
    Around this time was when Kill All The Things turned into Eat All The Things, hence the generous helping of walnuts. It mostly worked, but I did eat an Rx bar in there somewhere. The blueberry flavour. I like blueberries today.
    Meal 3:  Chicken, two tomatoes, and entire avocado (the whole damn thing, and not a small one), Frank's Red Hot chili and lime.
    NSV/Reflections: Yeah, killing all the things. Even my coach today was, like, "you seem out of it." On the plus side, I made beautiful chicken bone broth, and a cran-cherry sauce (from the second Nom Nom Paleo book, but no honey) for Sunday. Apparently my grandma's making a cake. Sigh. 
    Oh well, tomorrow I get to max out my front squat. 
    Also, is anyone else just going through stupid amounts of eggs?
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    Azul Marino reacted to Tina R in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    When your body detoxes it dumps the junk from your cells into your intestines. Some people get constipated some get diarrhea. Better out than in. Stay hydrated and it should get better soon.
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    Azul Marino reacted to wiserangel in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    By no means am I implying this is what's happening to other people, but I did want to put this out there for informational purposes.  About a week into Whole 30, everything gave me heartburn.  I just assumed it was an adjustment period.  By the second week in, I began to have diarrhea in the mornings (usually one or two episodes) and then fine the rest of the day. By the third week, I was having days were I had diarrhea several times a day and was becoming very weak and dehydrated.  By week four, I finally went to see a doctor to get blood and stool samples.  Apparently my body detoxed a little too well and released toxins into my system that my immune system couldn't fight off. I ended up with an intestinal infection from it.  I went the natural route through my naturopath and took a cocktail of various supplements and vitamins and finally beat it after two weeks.  The regular doctor wanted to put me on flagyl and cipro at the same time and since I can't tolerate antibiotics, I knew this would only cause me further trouble.
    I just thought it might be good to put this information out there for others. 
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    Azul Marino reacted to decker_bear in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    I am so glad to see this question asked. I started reading It Starts with Food a couple of days ago (can't put it down!) and I remember reading in there that diarrhea and constipation are normal like in week 2 or 3 (or something - can't remember exactly off hand). I haven't quite jumped in to the Whole 30 yet (wanted to finish the book first and I'm almost there), but I realized in reading it that I've been darn near a Whole30 for about two weeks, and I've been full paleo for over a month (no grains, legumes, etc - biggest offender was added sweetener). Literally the only things I've used in two weeks that are off-plan are cooking spray (regularly), liquid smoke (on occasion), and alcohol (two glasses of port and one beer over the past week and a half). Everything else is Whole30 compliant. That makes me think/hope the full transition won't be as scary as I've always imagined.
     
    Anyway...
     
    I've been sleeping better, had more energy, and some other positive things that come from a Whole30, but the diarrhea over the past 3 or 4 days is all but unbearable. Is it possible I'm feeling the effects of a Whole30 without strict compliance? Or could there be something else going on? I have diagnosed food allergies, and the symptoms are identical, even though I haven't consumed any of my off-limit foods. I just hope I'm not developing allergies to other foods.
     
    My fruit intake is limited (no more than two pieces per day at most), my nuts/seeds are limited (but on-plan), and my primary focus is on veggies, proteins and fats (mostly duck fat, coconut oil, olive oil and avocados). I saw above someone mentioned coconut oil had a laxative effect, maybe lay off that? I use 1-2 T. per day depending on what I'm cooking. Anyone have thoughts? Or should I revisit this once I jump into the Whole30 "for real" and get rid of my little offenders?
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Day 20
    Meal 1: Frittata with chicken, onion, and greens; half an avocado, persimmon, pomegranate seeds
    Pre-workout: Lara bar
    Meal 2:  pistachios, kale broccoli soup, shredded chicken
    Meal 3:  Red Curry Shrimp Skillet, an orange
    NSV/Reflections: I started a 6-week gymnastics course today. It's all about the hollow body position.
    I dreamed last night that I ate pizza and then somehow justified it as not derailing my Whole30. I know we're told to expect weird food dreams, but the part about convincing myself it doesn't count is just classic Bachi.