Aelfric

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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Very Hungry Mommy Food Freedom Journal   
    Hang in there BB. When everything else is out of control, remember that you can control what goes in your mouth. Knowing that you can control just that one thing can be a big help.
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    Thanks Baby Bear.
    I seem to be OK during the day, but during the evenings I just run down and don't have the motivation to actually log what I'm eating.
    Anyway:
    Thursday 27th Feb (Day 21)
    Friday 28th Feb (Day 22)
    Leap Day (Day 23)
    Sunday 1st March (Day 24)
    Monday 2nd March (Day 25)
    Tuesday 3rd March (Day 26)
    Wednesday 4th March (Day 27)
    All compliant.
    I'm really looking forward to having muesli for breakfast on Sunday. No, scratch that, it's more I'm getting sick of eggs for breakfast.
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    Aelfric reacted to SchrodingersCat in Can I have a poptart that has cinnamon in it?   
    In a pop tart the cinnamon would probably be the only thing that was compliant...
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    Aelfric got a reaction from Jihanna in Bone broth - do I need a pressure cooker?   
    If you're using the stove top, and you have a large pot with a pasta insert, but all the solids in the pasta insert. It makes removing them at the end a cinch.
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    Monday 17th February (Day 12).
    Got lots of vitamin S yesterday wandering round the camping exhibition, to the point of being slightly singed. Not actually sunburnt, but too much longer and I’d have been a very sore and sorry boy. After weeks of rain, it has been so nice to see the sun (I think that’s what the strange yellowy orange object in the sky is called—it’s been a while). I think, despite it being summer, that I had SAD overlaying the depression. Anyway, yesterday’s mood was better than the previous week’s, and today’s was positively buoyant.
    M1: Turkey omelette.
    M2: Pineapple (tinned).
    M3: Grilled turkey “breaded” with almond meal, with sauerkraut, olives, capers, and tahini dressing. Don’t think I’ll bother with the coating next time.
    M4: Banana cherry berry smoothie.
    Ex: nil. I stayed logged on to work to try and catch up on some of the backlog after missing three days last week.
    Late night snack: Olives, capers, and sauerkraut. I’m craving something—it may be salt lost through sweat yesterday (I drank plenty of water, but didn’t have any salt in the water).
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    Tuesday 18th February (Day 13).
    M1: Apricots (tinned). Woke up 25 minutes before I was due to start work, so cooked breakfast bit the dust. That’s one of the reasons I would normally have muesli when not W30ing.
    M2: Grilled turkey and salad with olives, capers, tahini and sauerkraut, with balsamic vinegar and tahini dressing. Not “breading” the turkey was much better.
    M3: Salmon scrambled eggs.
    M4: Banana cherry berry smoothie.
    Ex: nil. Guitar lesson tonight, so no time.
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    Tuesday 11th February (Day 6)
    M1: Turkey and chicken meatballs with olives and tahini. Felt queasy when I got up, and didn’t eat until early afternoon.
    M2: Banana berry smoothie.
    M3: Banana shake.
    M4: A snack sized serving of meatballs.
    Ex: None. This was planned.
     
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    Monday 10th February (Day 5)
    M1: Semi-Scrambled Eggs. Dumped a little water in the pan and the eggs and used the spatula to mix them, so not a fluffy as real scrambled eggs.
    M2: Peaches (tinned).
    M3: Chicken and turkey meatballs in a tomato, inion, and olive gravy. Using a blend of the two minces seems to make a slightly lighter texture than turkey along, which partly makes up for the almond meal making a heavier texture than bread crumbs. At least two more meals in the fridge.
    M4: Banana berry smoothie. After resolutely refusing to ripen for the past several days, all the bananas decided to ripen today, so several got peeled, chunked, bagged, and tossed in the freezer.
    Snack: Nut and seed mix (left over from yesterday).
    Ex: Nil. Really wanted to go cycling, but the weather was not conducive. I got drenched at the concert yesterday and didn't feel like a repeat. I know we desperately need the rain, but it's becoming a little tedious.
    And I couldn't psych myself up to lift weights.
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Congratulations on the 20lbs (mentally translates that into 9kgs, or about the weight of my touring bicycle). Keep this up and you're going to be spending a fortune on ever smaller belts. 
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    @BabyBear" Thank you.
     
    Sunday 9th February (Day 4, A Day of the Green)
    M1: Apples (tinned)
    M2: Salmon salad
    M3: Turkey salad, desert of mixed berries.
    Snacks: cashews, macadamias, pepitas & sunflower seeds.
    Exercise: Kayaking at Nudgee Beach
    Rather pleased with today. Went to A Day on the Green to see Magic Dirt (meh), Birds of Tokyo (good), and Cold Chisel (brilliant). Fortunately the event allows BYO food and bottled water and supplies drinking water. Cooked some salmon and some turkey and made a big tub of salad, and put together a few "snack packs" of nuts and seeds and a tub of mixed frozen berries. Took a bottle of soda water, which I then diluted with plain water once on site. Snuck in some lemon and lime juice mix with a little salt added (labelled as salad dressing) to add to the water for flavour and to replace lost body salt). Two meals of W30 food sorted.
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    @BabyBear" Thank you.
     
    Sunday 9th February (Day 4, A Day of the Green)
    M1: Apples (tinned)
    M2: Salmon salad
    M3: Turkey salad, desert of mixed berries.
    Snacks: cashews, macadamias, pepitas & sunflower seeds.
    Exercise: Kayaking at Nudgee Beach
    Rather pleased with today. Went to A Day on the Green to see Magic Dirt (meh), Birds of Tokyo (good), and Cold Chisel (brilliant). Fortunately the event allows BYO food and bottled water and supplies drinking water. Cooked some salmon and some turkey and made a big tub of salad, and put together a few "snack packs" of nuts and seeds and a tub of mixed frozen berries. Took a bottle of soda water, which I then diluted with plain water once on site. Snuck in some lemon and lime juice mix with a little salt added (labelled as salad dressing) to add to the water for flavour and to replace lost body salt). Two meals of W30 food sorted.
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    Thursday 15/1/20 (Day 2).
    M1: Scrambled eggs.
    M2: Tinned peaches.
    M3: Grilled "breaded" (with almond meal) turkey breast and stir fried veggies.
    M4: Banana berry smoothie and some stuffed dates.
    While at the supermarket last night I picked up a dozen chicken drumsticks on sale. From the 2 kg of drumsticks I cut off just over 1 kg of meat (will make a nice curry), which left just under a kilo of bones, skin, scrag ends of meat, &c. These, with some vegetables, have been simmering away all afternoon. [Two hints on making bone broth: use a cleaver and crack the bigger bones (which is why I like using drumsticks) as it makes it easier to access the marrow; and use a pasta insert to hold the solids so you can just life them out of the broth and drain them easily].
    Drinks: Lemon water; tea; liquorice tea.
    Exercise: Weights: Parallel Grip Deadlift: 5 × 5 × 77½ kg (~170⅞ lbs). Right in the groove, like a well tuned machine. Felt moderately heavy, but not quite back to working weight yet.
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    Aelfric got a reaction from heb2014 in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    @BabyBear: Thanks for the kind words of encouragement.
     
    OK, Here I Go Again.
    In the previous 10 days I lost about 1½ kg (~3⅓ lb). That's not water loss because I'm fully hydrated—probably the only thing in Australia that is. Starting weight this time is 87.5 kg. 
     
    Wednesday 15/1/20 (Take 2, Day 1).
    M1: Salmon, spring onion, ginger, lemon zest soup (the both part was coconut milk). The prodigal zester has returned, and zest is much nicer to cook with.
    M2: Grilled eggs with herbs.
    M3: Grilled turkey in a tomato herb sauce flavoured with onion, garlic, and parsley.
    M4: Banana berry smoothie.
    Snack: A few dates stuffed with pepitas. The bad thing about medjool dates is that they cost at least an earl's ransom. The good thing is that they have so much more (and better) flavour than ordinary dates, so you eat less of them.
    Exercise: Piked. Today was a bad day with the depression, and exercise just didn't happen.
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    I did W30 last January, then had a year where the depression spent as much time in control of me as I did in control of it; my diet completely fell to pieces; and I piled on weight. Tipping the scales at 90 kg (that’s about 198½ lbs for the metric challenged) on the weekend was a wakeup call—I need a major reset, and this time I need to follow through properly once the 30 days are completed.
    This really wasn’t planned or properly prepared for—I just went down to the supermarket and grabbed a few things to get going.
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    Day 3 (Wed, 8/1/2020)
    M1: Chicken & vegetable omlette/frittata thingie, with a lemon sauce. The sauce was just lemon juice thickened with tapioca starch—lacking something sweet or salty to balance the sour. Might try adding Chinese five spice mix to the eggs instead of a sauce.
    M2: Chilled orange vegetable soup with salmon. Dumped two tins of coconut cream into the soup (I made a big vat) which made the soup sit better on the tongue. Added a can of tinned salmon to the bowl. Nice.
    M3: Banana and berry smoothie made on almond milk.
    M4: Figs, dates, and nuts.
    Drinks: Tea, liquorice tea with slices of ginger and lemon, herbal tea, almond milk, water with lemon juice.
    Exercise: Cycled 16.7 km (10⅜ miles) in 43 minutes. Wanted to go further, but only had about 45 minutes of daylight remaining when I left home. Noticeable headwind outbound, but sweet coming home.
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    Aelfric got a reaction from BabyBear in Ælfric’s W30 №2 (Jan 2020)   
    I did W30 last January, then had a year where the depression spent as much time in control of me as I did in control of it; my diet completely fell to pieces; and I piled on weight. Tipping the scales at 90 kg (that’s about 198½ lbs for the metric challenged) on the weekend was a wakeup call—I need a major reset, and this time I need to follow through properly once the 30 days are completed.
    This really wasn’t planned or properly prepared for—I just went down to the supermarket and grabbed a few things to get going.