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    Jihanna reacted to Amy_Michigan in Amy's Log for 2020   
    So that interview showed me how much I would not want to work there... it was not a friendly place.
    Just motivated more than ever to find somewhere with a positive, healthy environment.  
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Terra Milliken in Whole30 round 2 - just as much of a waste as round 1   
    I know quite a few people who follow the paleo lifestyle, rather than using it as a "diet" to lose weight... and none who have chosen it as a weight loss diet.
    Whole30 was not created as a weight-loss diet, according Melissa Hartwig Urban herself. If we can't believe the co-creator of the diet on that particular matter, then I'm not sure what we should do.
    Weight loss does often occur for those who follow Whole30. Sometimes this is a positive side effect, and for others it's actually bad so they find themselves trying to stuff in more calories to help maintain a healthy weight during the program. This is an elimination diet, plain and simple. For most people, the first round is used to prepare for a reintroduction phase to help determine food sensitivities or other similar issues, which can help them make informed decisions about their diet in the days to come... and eventually many will come back for a "reset" when they feel they've gotten derailed, just to bring themselves back into balance and remind themselves of how much better they feel when eating in a way that promotes better health.
    Again, it's entirely possible that there are things that are compliant for Whole30 but don't work for you personally. For me, it's worth knowing things that affect me badly... like how I'm allergic to dairy and that even includes ghee (for me), or that eating 3 meals in a row that include cruciferous vegetables will make me feel like a blimp, or that I can't sleep well if I drink coffee after 3pm. I also have to keep reminding myself to drink water, because I'm really bad about not getting enough... the official suggestion is to drink at least half our weight number in ounces (so for me that'd be just under a gallon per day), so my current goal is to reach that intake before I even do another round -- that way it's already habit, and will be easy to continue  
    I truly do hope you find something that works for you, because you deserve to feel good and have a positive self-image.
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    Jihanna got a reaction from laura_juggles in Whole30 round 2 - just as much of a waste as round 1   
    As an add-on to my previous post -- it's also possible that your particular body actually needs something that's removed by Whole30. That's another reason why following up the elimination with reintroduction is so very important, because it lets you see the effects... sometimes that's a negative effect like constipation or headache, but sometimes it's actually positive like better bowel movements or improved sleep.
    For me, doing Whole30 was all about learning enough to create a sustainable way to move forward in my continued health journey. It's never been about losing weight (despite having plenty to lose), but rather about gaining better health. Unfortunately, there is no one diet that will work for everyone because we don't all have the same body system. The "perfect diet" for each individual will be an entirely individualized thing, and will even vary for that individual if the goal changes.
    Although you haven't achieved a great testing environment for the reintroduction, I would still suggest doing one simply so you can see if any of the eliminated food groups help to improve your overall well-being in all of this.
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    Jihanna got a reaction from laura_juggles in Whole30 round 2 - just as much of a waste as round 1   
    I know quite a few people who follow the paleo lifestyle, rather than using it as a "diet" to lose weight... and none who have chosen it as a weight loss diet.
    Whole30 was not created as a weight-loss diet, according Melissa Hartwig Urban herself. If we can't believe the co-creator of the diet on that particular matter, then I'm not sure what we should do.
    Weight loss does often occur for those who follow Whole30. Sometimes this is a positive side effect, and for others it's actually bad so they find themselves trying to stuff in more calories to help maintain a healthy weight during the program. This is an elimination diet, plain and simple. For most people, the first round is used to prepare for a reintroduction phase to help determine food sensitivities or other similar issues, which can help them make informed decisions about their diet in the days to come... and eventually many will come back for a "reset" when they feel they've gotten derailed, just to bring themselves back into balance and remind themselves of how much better they feel when eating in a way that promotes better health.
    Again, it's entirely possible that there are things that are compliant for Whole30 but don't work for you personally. For me, it's worth knowing things that affect me badly... like how I'm allergic to dairy and that even includes ghee (for me), or that eating 3 meals in a row that include cruciferous vegetables will make me feel like a blimp, or that I can't sleep well if I drink coffee after 3pm. I also have to keep reminding myself to drink water, because I'm really bad about not getting enough... the official suggestion is to drink at least half our weight number in ounces (so for me that'd be just under a gallon per day), so my current goal is to reach that intake before I even do another round -- that way it's already habit, and will be easy to continue  
    I truly do hope you find something that works for you, because you deserve to feel good and have a positive self-image.
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    Jihanna got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Whole30 round 2 - just as much of a waste as round 1   
    As an add-on to my previous post -- it's also possible that your particular body actually needs something that's removed by Whole30. That's another reason why following up the elimination with reintroduction is so very important, because it lets you see the effects... sometimes that's a negative effect like constipation or headache, but sometimes it's actually positive like better bowel movements or improved sleep.
    For me, doing Whole30 was all about learning enough to create a sustainable way to move forward in my continued health journey. It's never been about losing weight (despite having plenty to lose), but rather about gaining better health. Unfortunately, there is no one diet that will work for everyone because we don't all have the same body system. The "perfect diet" for each individual will be an entirely individualized thing, and will even vary for that individual if the goal changes.
    Although you haven't achieved a great testing environment for the reintroduction, I would still suggest doing one simply so you can see if any of the eliminated food groups help to improve your overall well-being in all of this.
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    Jihanna got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Whole30 round 2 - just as much of a waste as round 1   
    I know quite a few people who follow the paleo lifestyle, rather than using it as a "diet" to lose weight... and none who have chosen it as a weight loss diet.
    Whole30 was not created as a weight-loss diet, according Melissa Hartwig Urban herself. If we can't believe the co-creator of the diet on that particular matter, then I'm not sure what we should do.
    Weight loss does often occur for those who follow Whole30. Sometimes this is a positive side effect, and for others it's actually bad so they find themselves trying to stuff in more calories to help maintain a healthy weight during the program. This is an elimination diet, plain and simple. For most people, the first round is used to prepare for a reintroduction phase to help determine food sensitivities or other similar issues, which can help them make informed decisions about their diet in the days to come... and eventually many will come back for a "reset" when they feel they've gotten derailed, just to bring themselves back into balance and remind themselves of how much better they feel when eating in a way that promotes better health.
    Again, it's entirely possible that there are things that are compliant for Whole30 but don't work for you personally. For me, it's worth knowing things that affect me badly... like how I'm allergic to dairy and that even includes ghee (for me), or that eating 3 meals in a row that include cruciferous vegetables will make me feel like a blimp, or that I can't sleep well if I drink coffee after 3pm. I also have to keep reminding myself to drink water, because I'm really bad about not getting enough... the official suggestion is to drink at least half our weight number in ounces (so for me that'd be just under a gallon per day), so my current goal is to reach that intake before I even do another round -- that way it's already habit, and will be easy to continue  
    I truly do hope you find something that works for you, because you deserve to feel good and have a positive self-image.
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    Jihanna reacted to SchrodingersCat in Snacks for Braces   
    Egg salad, mashed sweet potato with ghee, a cup of soup...
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Amy's Log for 2020   
    Triggers... stress, dairy, cold/dry weather... maybe other stuff I haven't pin-pointed. I didn't realize the dairy connection until my first Whole30, when it cleared a bit even though it was still winter and then popped back up as soon as I reintroduced dairy products. I'd known that dairy caused rashes for years, though, just hadn't realized that the little "deep blisters" on my hands were eczema (I call them that because they look like little blisters that are sunken under the skin). I guess I'd always thought of eczema as rashiness on faces and arms or something, I don't know.
    I use Gold Bond eczema relief lotion (with colloidal oatmeal) on my hands and feet daily, have been for about a month now, and it's helping to keep them much better moisturized. I especially have to make sure to use it shortly after a warm shower, otherwise I get skin shedding off like crazy... and once they dry out, they'll be ragged and catch on things, ripping skin off and causing open wounds. It's definitely not pretty, and I've worn massive bandages across portions of my feet on more days than I can count. I think that's why the cold/dry weather affects me so harshly, because it just makes the drying out happen more quickly.
    I'm seriously thinking of doing another round of elimination followed by extensive reintro testing, though, maybe once things settle down at work and we're on set schedules (my manager is trying to make that happen but we've still got several things in transition), so I'll know exactly what I need to prepare for in terms of when and what I'm cooking and whether or not I'll have to eat it while working (since we don't get a real break). I'll definitely try to remember to let you ladies know if I discover anything else that sets me off, and might actually craft it as an AIP-Whole30 just to see what happens.  
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Emma in Amy's Log for 2020   
    Triggers... stress, dairy, cold/dry weather... maybe other stuff I haven't pin-pointed. I didn't realize the dairy connection until my first Whole30, when it cleared a bit even though it was still winter and then popped back up as soon as I reintroduced dairy products. I'd known that dairy caused rashes for years, though, just hadn't realized that the little "deep blisters" on my hands were eczema (I call them that because they look like little blisters that are sunken under the skin). I guess I'd always thought of eczema as rashiness on faces and arms or something, I don't know.
    I use Gold Bond eczema relief lotion (with colloidal oatmeal) on my hands and feet daily, have been for about a month now, and it's helping to keep them much better moisturized. I especially have to make sure to use it shortly after a warm shower, otherwise I get skin shedding off like crazy... and once they dry out, they'll be ragged and catch on things, ripping skin off and causing open wounds. It's definitely not pretty, and I've worn massive bandages across portions of my feet on more days than I can count. I think that's why the cold/dry weather affects me so harshly, because it just makes the drying out happen more quickly.
    I'm seriously thinking of doing another round of elimination followed by extensive reintro testing, though, maybe once things settle down at work and we're on set schedules (my manager is trying to make that happen but we've still got several things in transition), so I'll know exactly what I need to prepare for in terms of when and what I'm cooking and whether or not I'll have to eat it while working (since we don't get a real break). I'll definitely try to remember to let you ladies know if I discover anything else that sets me off, and might actually craft it as an AIP-Whole30 just to see what happens.  
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    Jihanna got a reaction from CTDoesWhole30 in Sick W/ Virus on Day 30...   
    If you're not feeling awful effects, I'd say to go with the idea of just following Whole30 for a few days before reintroducing a single food group for testing purposes. This will give time for any residuals to leave your system and for any delayed effects to occur. If you're not totally wrecked by the deviation, though, I wouldn't see a need for another 30 days before reintroduction at this point. Personally, I'd still do a "real" reintro test for the food groups consumed while ill, but that's ultimately your call  
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Emma in Amy's Log for 2020   
    I just read this to my husband, saying it sounds like me.
    I'm terrified of getting lice, because I DO have seborrheic dermatitis which, in my case, means lots and lots of dandruff... which means lots and lots of white stuff in my hair, ugh. It's always itchy, and I can convince myself at times that I feel something crawling. Hubby is against the idea of checking my hair for me unless I see something on one of the kids, because it's so difficult to get past my dandruff. I've got a metal nit-picker comb that I use to run over my scalp and through my hair probably once every week or two, just to be safe.
    Seborrheic dermatitis isn't always horrid. I mean, it's dandruff, lol. Sometimes the symptoms can get worse than other times, though, just like basically any condition. When I was younger, I routinely had big patches of crusty stuff caused by oil buildup, and that could at times lead to scalp sores... but now that I'm older, it's generally just really bad dandruff regardless of what shampoo I use. It's one of the things I deal with, though, as part of my eczema (I get dyshidrotic eczema on my hands and feet, and seborrhea on my scalp).
    That actually makes me want to do another elimination round at some point soon, to see if my dandruff is affected. I didn't think to pay any attention to that in previous rounds! Silly me!
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Amy's Log for 2020   
    I just read this to my husband, saying it sounds like me.
    I'm terrified of getting lice, because I DO have seborrheic dermatitis which, in my case, means lots and lots of dandruff... which means lots and lots of white stuff in my hair, ugh. It's always itchy, and I can convince myself at times that I feel something crawling. Hubby is against the idea of checking my hair for me unless I see something on one of the kids, because it's so difficult to get past my dandruff. I've got a metal nit-picker comb that I use to run over my scalp and through my hair probably once every week or two, just to be safe.
    Seborrheic dermatitis isn't always horrid. I mean, it's dandruff, lol. Sometimes the symptoms can get worse than other times, though, just like basically any condition. When I was younger, I routinely had big patches of crusty stuff caused by oil buildup, and that could at times lead to scalp sores... but now that I'm older, it's generally just really bad dandruff regardless of what shampoo I use. It's one of the things I deal with, though, as part of my eczema (I get dyshidrotic eczema on my hands and feet, and seborrhea on my scalp).
    That actually makes me want to do another elimination round at some point soon, to see if my dandruff is affected. I didn't think to pay any attention to that in previous rounds! Silly me!
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    Jihanna got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Swapping Beef Broth for Chicken Broth   
    @AlyssaB definitely check those ingredients before assuming the carton's compliant, please! I know the Kroger brand beef broth at my local store contain fructose. They both also have caramel color, which I know has been pointed out as a sneaky sugar by mods in the past. Anyway, just reminding how important it is to always check labels, even if something's compliant in one part of the country or was compliant from your own store last week (because packaging and/or recipes may differ).
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Revelate in Driving from Florida to Michigan need Whole30 restaurant options   
    Breakfast places worked really, really well for me when I was traveling. It wasn't typically any issue for them to toss a piece of foil down on the grill to keep my eggs and/or meat separate from anyone else's food, and they were all willing to use olive oil (or canola, for those places that didn't have it). Fresh vegetables gave me a huge variety of options for mixing it up with omelets, which were quite yummy even without cheese. Fresh fruit was sometimes available, also.
    For meals later in the day, shoot for steak, grilled chicken, or grilled fish -- all of these can be cooked on foil (like the eggs) and most places are willing to work with anyone who has food allergies... I would tell them I wasn't allergic but was on an elimination diet to help determine sensitivities, never had a problem.
    If you can find a place that does Mongolian barbecue or something similar, where you pick your food to put in a bowl and they cook that food specifically for you, that works very well also since you can customize your meal quite easily that way.
    The one thing I will say is to avoid fast food places unless you're just getting salads or fresh fruit cups. Many do offer a grilled option for things like chicken, but it's not worth risking that they've marinated it in something not compliant (and even the burgers weren't something I wanted to risk on my own rounds).
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Sofija Dunjic in Homemade Mayo without olive oil?   
    I hate the taste of olive oil mayo, made at home or not. There are plenty of recipes out there for avocado oil mayo, but that's a bit outside my budget... so I use a recipe that calls for light olive oil but use high-oleic sunflower oil in its place. It works well, and I'm a fan of the taste and texture at the end. I'm not sure if that's an option for you or not, but wanted to offer it as a suggestion!
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Make-ahead breakfasts on the go?   
    Eggs aren't my usual go-to when it comes to breakfasts, and egg muffins are no different. They're a pretty standard easy-to-grab type of food that could work great for her if she enjoys that type of thing, but for me I think sausage or poppers work better.
    Unbound Wellness is probably my favorite place to find popper recipes, and if you google "Unbound Wellness poppers" you can see why... she's got a TON of different recipes for them. They're sort of like bite-sized meatballs that are squished a little. Here are a few that I've enjoyed (or intend to make soon even without being on an official round):
    Breakfast Sausage Chicken Poppers -- I loved these; used turkey, and subbed marjoram for rosemary.
    Bacon Ranch Chicken Poppers -- these things are amazing, and kept getting stolen by family members.
    Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers -- I used turkey, and need to manage to do them again at some point.
    Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Poppers -- just posted last month; looks up my alley and I'm eager to try them!
    Cranberry Sweet Potato Turkey Poppers -- haven't done them, but will this fall if I haven't managed it sooner!
    Asian Chicken Poppers -- meant to try these during my W30, but never did. I still want to do them!
    When I had my poppers, I usually ate them alongside bite-sized veggies. Sometimes that was raw carrots, celery, broccoli, etc. Other times it would be roasted veggies of various types. For fat, I always had a dip of some type OR a handful of olives.
    The thermos of creamy soup sounds amazing, as recommended by @kirbz. I do that sometimes when I have to be at work early in the morning, because it's difficult to eat while I'm working (I'm a cashier and often have to run around the store for things, too) but I can have a travel mug or two next to me for a drink and/or soup... and it even looks better to the customer if I'm taking a drink while they're at my register, not taking a bite of food.  
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    Jihanna got a reaction from laura_juggles in Just finished week 1 with gastroparisis — I have a great coach to help me through this!   
    I was going to suggest the same thing @laura_juggles just did. There's absolutely no reason that you must use raw veggies, especially if you're finding that it's difficult on your body. I even make sure I get plenty of green leafy veg by making soups that include spinach or kale (of course with meat and lots of other veggies, too!), which often makes it into a leftovers container for me to reheat the next morning for my breakfast. Roasted veggies are the epitome of easy, though, and I learned during W30 that I actually like the taste of some of them cold, so don't even have to reheat them to enjoy (sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, etc.)... which means they make an excellent addition to Gado Gado, since I generally eat everything cold for that and just heat up my sauce a little before pouring it on.
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    Jihanna reacted to laura_juggles in Just finished week 1 with gastroparisis — I have a great coach to help me through this!   
    Toss a big ol' bowl of pretty much whatever veg you want with some oil/ghee and seasonings and chuck it in the oven to roast while you're having dinner. Then you'll have lots of ready-to-go cooked veg. Almost as quick as raw
     
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Emma' Whole 30 (February 1)   
    Day Two:
    Last night was a doozy! I was all excited to sleep well and my daydreaming as I lay in bed was all about my plans for Sunday (wake up, run in to work, go to the gym, run by the grocery store) and I was enjoying the positive energy.....and then the dog kept me up. She kept barking and running around. There was somebody or something outside (it could be a mouse and she'd be on high alert) so I didn't really fall asleep well till about one and then I was up at stinking 6:30 when all the dogs greeted me good morning (because I'm usually awake by then). And now, my plans from last night feel so difficult. I justified making coffee and sitting by the heater instead of getting in the frozen car by saying it was more important to do this. Ha. I don't think so, but I do like checking in in the morning and evening. I suppose this way I have a better chance of cooking breakfast.
    My issues these days (good to recap them so I remember why I'm here):
    Sharp pains in knees while sleeping Knees are inflamed enough that I am now being careful on the stairs again Feet hurt from osteoarthritis Not getting stuff done Gassy Bloated Up ten pounds (my scale says 160 - the gym says 165 - I'm going with mine) Mildly depressed Stresses and anxious Hot and cold at night when sleeping My residual good stuff from my healthy eating (July 2, 2019 - December)
    Excited about summer plans and travel (instead of anxious and hesitant) Clothes that fit and hang on my body instead of tightly hug I like my face and haircut in the mirror (the haircut takes some money to maintain) I actually enjoy a big bowl of frozen veggies microwaved with healthy fats and salt I'm still down 30 pounds (I'm down 55 from September 2018, 30 of which was the last six months)  I feel more confident I feel better about myself at work My inflammation markers went down from critically bad levels to good levels (hopefully after this past month they're still lower) My sugar levels went down as well as some test that can see the sugar coating on your red blood cells to determine your overall sugar levels for the past few months - they looked good too I was HAPPY avoiding anything with canola oil, wheat based stuff, and weird ingredients There's probably more for both those lists.  One would think it's pretty dang obvious that focusing on what I eat has pay offs well worth the effort. So fascinating how I have to keep testing that theory again and again, though thankfully this time not too much time elapsed before I caught myself. And even just one day of cleaner eating made a difference. I was peeing left and right yesterday, probably because i didn't have a load of processed crap sitting in me absorbing all that liquid. By evening my face looked better in the mirror. If only I'd been able to sleep!
    Onto today....eggs and squash, frozen veggies, spaghetti squash and meatballs for dinner....there are options...not the most exciting, but there's no starving going on.
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Emma' Whole 30 (February 1)   
    All good suggestions! I have the cookbooks, but right now not the time to look at them. But....I can certainly pull up a few tried and true recipes in my head and I can pick up some of those ingredients on the way home tonight and that will help. The measurements is a good one. I was thinking I should have weighed myself this morning. I'm not going to bother with measuring body parts because I never keep track of those numbers, but also because I get to see the difference with the clothing or in my belt (ha - maybe I'll write today's date on the back of my belt where it's currently latching. And, as for a perfect Whole30....yeah, I'm just trying to get over the mountain. I have no need to be graceful or look good. I'm cool stumbling and crawling and panting up the path!!  I don't care how much I eat as long as I manage to avoid the things that draw me in. It's all about avoiding temptation!
    And temptation is being avoided! At work today, I saw some salted caramel chocolates. I think I had six or seven of them yesterday. Six or seven! What kind of craziness is that! I would have even eaten more except that they weren't mine. It's so bingy - or at least the motivation behind that weird eating. So today I saw them and wanted one....but I didn't. Yay for me.  But then later when I was at the store, there was some popcorn being passed out and I thought, "Yay!". I ran over, got a bag, popped some in my mouth, and then totally realized that I'd forgotten what I was doing today!!! I spit out what was in my mouth and gave away the bag of popcorn to somebody else. Funny to me how I actually forgot what I was doing. I saw food and I went to go get it. Funny too that that feels like food freedom - except that it's a different kind of food freedom - one that right now I can't test out.
    So now it's late afternoon and I'm back at work and I have a bunch of projects to do - so many that I just feel frozen. I can prioritize and have two that are both Most Important, but behind those are even more. Ahhh it's all so much and I don't want to work tomorrow. And none of it will go away till I just do it. THIS is another reason I'm back here.
    And this forum HELPS!!! It makes me remember and stay focused and I love seeing what others are doing.
    Day One is not over yet, but so far, I'm still here. Thank goodness!
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    Jihanna reacted to Emma in Emma' Whole 30 (February 1)   
    Day One
    I'm not sure I really want to be here. Well, I do. But I don't. Yesterday, I found myself considering postponing the start another day. Why? So I could eat of course. In the freezer at work are some ice cream sandwiches and some Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches. Wouldn't want them to go to waste! Ha. I hadn't ever eaten one till yesterday. So funny how the brain is resisting the new plan. And then I thought of lots of other things I should eat if I just postponed by ONLY one day. Ha - one day inevitably leads into another day.
    So, here we are at Day One. I'm completely unprepared, though I know what salad I can pick up at the store and I have Tessamae salad dressing at work. I have some eggs and sweet potatoes at home, as well as some prunes and almonds. I have frozen vegetables at home and work. None of this is sounding super exciting, but it is telling me that I have plenty of food options to eat as much as I want without eating the sugar and processed things that have been so prevalent recently. 
    This morning - let me tell you how I feel. I have a slight cold. I have a congested head and a headache. I had two beers and pizza last night. The pizza wasn't even that good and was very bready. I feel bleh. My recent ills: gaining some weight back around my stomach (like 10 pounds and possibly more), achy knees with sharp pains at night, not sleeping as well, getting HOT in the middle of the night - kind of flushed hot and then cold, not feeling as good about myself (but not feeling badly yet because I am still benefitting from the weight loss of the last 6 months), procrastinating like crazy on work projects, not working on my projects at home.
    And yet I still want to postpone starting. THAT feels so much like addictive thinking and behavior to me. And my lack of control and my weird justifications for that extra burger seem to me like addictive thinking. I really was free of that stuff from August through much of December.
    So....Day One.  I want to be here and I have enough food options to get through the day. Wish me luck. Wish you all luck. Isn't that funny - I feel like I need some luck to stay on track. That's the out of control part of this all. (And yes, authors of all things Whole30 - I know that I ultimately am the one in control, but if it was really that easy, lots of people would lose weight, stop smoking, quit drugs, and so on) 
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    Jihanna reacted to Amy_Michigan in Amy's Log for 2020   
    Day 2
    I made my crockpot sweet potato soup last night and I’m enjoying a large bowl of it this morning with chicken mixed in.
    I had the most vivid dream last night... my dream was that me and the kids went to my aunt and uncle’s house to visit, and it turned out that they had gotten me a present...a male prostitute that looked like Thor!!!!!!!
    But I had the kids, so the first night we just had a big sleep over in the living room of my Aunt’s house with “Thor” and our own sleeping bags.  Then the next day as soon as I had some “me” time away from my kids (Maybe they left with Aunt and Uncle somewhere?), I took Thor to my Aunt and Uncle’s bedroom!  Too bad I can’t remember much detail after that point...LOL
    A little background.  I’m married.  I have a husband.  Shouldn’t be sleeping with male prostitutes or anyone other than my husband... but I remember thinking in my dream- You only live once, right???  Living it up!!!!
    —-
    So, here is my plan for the day:
    M1: Sweet potato soup with chicken
    M2: I don’t think we have ground beef, so I might do a few eggs and I still have to decide on the veggies...I’m a little slow this morning after that dream lol
    M3: Tuna patty and roasted veggies
    I may completely change this plan and do something else, so I’ll update my log later.  Have a good Saturday everyone!
     
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Amy's Log for 2020   
    I don't like "breakfast" type foods most of the time. The mere idea of eggs cooked any way except boiled usually makes my stomach turn, so it's pretty rare that I'll be in the mood for anything that resembles what the rest of my family thinks of as "breakfast".
    HOWEVER!
    Leftovers from the night before are perfectly acceptable as a breakfast to me, so I'll often find myself munching down on meatloaf or meatballs or pork chops or even barbecue chicken at 6-7 in the morning. These things make me happy at that hour of the day  
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    Jihanna got a reaction from Emma in Amy's Log for 2020   
    I don't like "breakfast" type foods most of the time. The mere idea of eggs cooked any way except boiled usually makes my stomach turn, so it's pretty rare that I'll be in the mood for anything that resembles what the rest of my family thinks of as "breakfast".
    HOWEVER!
    Leftovers from the night before are perfectly acceptable as a breakfast to me, so I'll often find myself munching down on meatloaf or meatballs or pork chops or even barbecue chicken at 6-7 in the morning. These things make me happy at that hour of the day  
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    Jihanna reacted to Amy_Michigan in Amy's Log for 2020   
    Unfortunately, my son's birthday cake, cupcakes, and all of the other leftover food around really wrecked my motivation towards my goal of starting my Whole30 the day after my son's birthday party.  OOPS.  So almost 2 weeks later, here I am, 5 pounds heavier...LOL
    Today I made A LOT of progress towards readying myself for my whole30.  We have a food delivery coming today with the following items:
    Squash Zucchini Organic, 4
    Applegate, The Great Organic Beef & Mushroom Blend Burgers (4 pack) Applegate, The Great Organic Turkey & Mushroom Blend Burgers (4 pack)
    Apple Honeycrisp Organic, 7
    Primal Kitchen Mayo with Avocado Oil
    Primal Kitchen, Organic Unsweetened Ketchup
    Lemon Regular Organic, 1
    Carrot Loose Organic, 1 lb
    Cucumber Green Organic, 4
    365 Everyday Value, Organic Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce, 2 jars  <---No Sugar Added
    365 Everyday Value, Organic Trimmed Green Beans, 12 oz (1 package)
    Celery Organic, 1 Bunch
    365 Everyday Value, Organic Broccoli Florets, 10 oz (2 packages)   Here is my flexible daily meal plan for the Whole 30 on WEEKDAYS: Meal 1:  Crockpot Sweet Potato Basil Soup with added Chicken or Pork Meal 2: Tuna salad, salmon, or chicken salad with veggies and compliant mayo.  Sides of an apple and sliced cucumber & carrots Meal 3: Steamed vegetables (broccoli most days) in microwave & beef burger with compliant ketchup (will use some ghee or healthy fat on veggies) Here is my flexible daily meal plan for the Whole 30 on WEEKENDS: Meal 1: Fried egg for breakfast (whenever I get hungry..not going to rush meal 1) Meal 2: Zucchini squash strips softened in skillet and sauteed with marinara sauce and cooked ground beef.  Other options: Another type of squash softened and mixed with marinara sauce & beef, OR Sauteed green beans with onion and garlic with baked sweet potato and meatballs. Meal 3: Turkey patty (or tuna patty) for dinner with oven-roasted veggies.  Other option: Salad if that's my mood!