Lorna from Canada

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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!   
    Forgive my intrusion here Schrod but it sounds to me like you and I are struggling with the same thing... what truly makes something "worth it"? Like 
    just doesn't cut it, does it? I ate TWO giant chocolate cupcakes (delicious) AND a creme brulee in a single day at my work event last week because "it seemed like a good idea at the time". Like you, my stomach (and entire digestive tract) rebelled in the most painful and regretable way for the next 24-36 hours... NOT WORTH IT. 
    In this W30, I am focussing ALL my attention on what would make giving up this peacful, restful (slept like a goddess again last night on W30 2.1 Day 6), beautiful pain free life afterwards worthwhile? I don't think pizza OR chocolate cupcakes OR creme brulee are going to make the cut.
    I still don't know, but am enjoying trying to figure it out.
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from AllieInWonderland in Sweet potato chopper   
    I have a very expensive KitchenAid Chopper that attaches to my KitchenAid stand mixer and it does an awesome job of making uniform chopped cubes of things. I know this because, in the 2 years that I have owned it, I used it one time. Like Schrod, I use my knife. 
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!   
    Peace, Lorna! I hope you had a great weekend!
    I ate ALL the non-compliant things, ugh I feel awful. Hands are all puffy, and I have heartburn.
    Back to compliant now, until we go to Bali. 
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!   
    No Momma here so nothing non-compliant to eat in my house. Day 3 of W30 v2.1 - I shall be on the look out for errant legumes...
    Hoppy Easter - hope you enjoyed a lovely autumn weekend. Cold rain here - ugh. We snugged up in our Airstream and put together a jigsaw puzzle.
    Peace Schrod!
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!   
    OK, I'm feeling better today, so that's nice.
    Lunch: Tuna salad and celery boats
    Dinner: Flake and scallops with lemon pepper seasoning and lemon ghee sauce, celeriac chips, broccolini and brussel slaw
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to ladyshanny in Tired after sugar   
    I'm not sure specifically why this happens but my guess is that because your body isn't used to processing that amount of added sugars anymore, it has to ramp up the systems to do so. Or maybe that happens to everyone but after Whole30 we realize how much energy we have and the people that are using sugar for energy are using it over and over for short term spikes which create deep drops afterwards.
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from rrsu in a banana and hard boiled eggs for breakfast?   
    I have eaten a bowl of All-Bran with Greek yogurt and frozen (thawed) berries for breakfast for years and years and years. What a change now to my current breakfast of choice:
    1/2 of a compliant sausage fried with half an onion, a, couple of cups of chopped kale, a chopped tomato and mushrooms (if I have them) topped with 2 or 3 (depending on my mood  ) over easy eggs and sriracha. It fills me up and I have no need for snacks or fruit until 1 or 2 PM when I eat lunch.
    Now, I realize that I am VERY lucky in that I am absolutely immune to food boredom. I can eat the same thing 100 days in a row without a problem but, still, the W30 approach is such an interesting shift in mindset from "breakfast foods" to meal template thinking. I hope you will take Shannon's advice and branch out into the meal template for all your meals @annekrol!
     
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from ladyshanny in How good is this Real Plans app?   
    I haven't tracked a single thing on my W30s beyond keeping a log here of my general experiences and thoughts. I'm a WWsurvivor of many decades and I am just over tracking. Here's been my W30 approach:
    If I am hungry, I eat things from the W30 template. Then I stop. 
    I also haven't planned ahead other than having enough compliant foods on hand all the time so, when I get hungry, I can eat from the W30 template.
     
    That's it.
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from ladyshanny in How good is this Real Plans app?   
    I haven't tracked a single thing on my W30s beyond keeping a log here of my general experiences and thoughts. I'm a WWsurvivor of many decades and I am just over tracking. Here's been my W30 approach:
    If I am hungry, I eat things from the W30 template. Then I stop. 
    I also haven't planned ahead other than having enough compliant foods on hand all the time so, when I get hungry, I can eat from the W30 template.
     
    That's it.
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Jihanna in Did you experience any surprises??   
    @helenalena  I got better sleep within the first 2 weeks but no tiger blood. My gut hurt for most if the time I was one W30 but settled down towards the end. My asthma didn't change; my gastric reflux still required daily medication; and I didn't magically end with no hip pain - one of the things I was most hopeful about. So, I didn't get a bucketload of results either. 
    At the end of 30 days, however, I did tame my Sugar Dragon after a lifetime of fighting with her and she hasn't woken up since. I did come to a truce with regards to food - no longer seeing it as being for or against me; good or bad for me - just food and choices. I've been at war with myself and my appetites and the foods that feed me since I was 11 years old - (48 years!) - to come to a truce has been the most brilliant thing. I lost 11 pounds and they haven't returned despite some challenges. I discovered I could live without wine - absolutely, utterly unthinkable...
    At 23 days, none of these things was apparent to me yet. I was just willing myself to get through the remaining 7 days. So, hopefully you'll have, like Jihanna says, some interesting revelations in the re-intro phase. 
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Sweet Mother of Chickpeas - in Baba Ganoush???   
    That's the BEST story I've heard in awhile. Poor, culturally illiterate thing.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in Sweet Mother of Chickpeas - in Baba Ganoush???   
    Funny story (sorry if I've told you before!) - I was going through the checkout once and saw eggplant on sale. I grabbed some and said to my friend I was going to make Babaganoush. The girl at the checkout said "what did you just say?" in quite an offended manner. I repeated myself and she tells me that Babaganoush is HER word and SHE made it up as a pet name for her boyfriend. Trying not to laugh the poor girl into the ground, my friend and I had to explain to her that she's been calling her boyfriend "Eggplant Dip" as a honey-name for a year.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to helenalena in Did you experience any surprises??   
    My only surprise was that nothing happened. I’m on day 23. Not even bad results, just literally no results. 
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Jihanna in Did you experience any surprises??   
    @helenalena I'm so sorry that you're not experiencing any noticeable results at this point, but I do hope that you'll be surprised once you're on the other side of it all! It's entirely possible that you'll still be surprised by what you learn in reintroductions, too.
     
    @Lorna from Canada I think my biggest surprise was that dairy was the biggest factor behind my life-long struggle against indigestion (complete with heartburn, reflux, and nausea). I never considered that it was dairy doing it, despite knowing I had an allergy... but since that allergy had always led to skin irritations, I kind of assumed that was all it was doing. I was willing to live with the rashes if it meant I could still eat yogurt, cheese, etc.! But the further knowledge of what it does to me internally has made it much harder to find a "worth it" moment with dairy! I also experienced much less acne during W30, and I was quite surprised at my ability to live without soda... or that coffee could actually be enjoyable without cream or sugar (yay cinnamon).

    I've gone back to some of my old habits since then, though, so I definitely need to clean my diet back up soon (I plan to start cutting things out again in a few weeks, but not a true W30 - more like a week or two to get my bottom kicked back into gear, then slide into something that will be a viable long-term plan after that.)
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from ladyshanny in Hungry in Middle of the Night?   
    It's so hard to get used to eating giant meals in the beginning! I'm still eating a huge plate of veggie hash, some kind of meat and eggs every morning. I love being able to eat so much - in my previous dieting world I was only allowed to eat huge portions of salad and steamed vegetables - ugh. One of my favorites for breakfast is my leftover homemade potato salad - what a great start to my day! It does take awhile to allow yourself to eat a full plate of W30 compliant food (and seconds if you're still hungry!) but, once you do, your body really starts listening. 
    I'm still losing weight (I haven't weighed myself since my almost 11lb loss after my W30 but my clothes are getting looser and looser) and I am loving food again. 
    Hang in there @123Sisters Trust the process - follow the rules and EAT!!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from ladyshanny in IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome   
    I've had IBS for 40 years - pain, gas, spasms, constipation, diarrhea - you name it, I've had it - sometimes all at once. My IBS cleared up after the 3rd week and bowel function normalized without needing 60gm of fibre everyday. After a bout of Eating All the Things during a work event a couple of weeks ago, I had a terrible flare up but, once I returned to my 95% compliance, I got sorted again. I'm 5 days into a second W30 and feel great.
    My reintro didn't pinpoint any specific foods (maybe dairy? but that wasn't completely obvious) causing my problem - I think W30 allowed my guts to heal for once.
    I plan to stay 95 - 100% W30 forever - this 2nd W30 has been a breeze so far 
    Good luck!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!   
    Sounds like you're doing well. Congrats on the weightloss! 42lbs is a significant achievement and a great stride forward in health gains.
    I don't know that any one food group bothers me (except wine - I've actually gotten used to not drinking now - so weird) but, combine a few together in an unhealthy way and it's gastric chaos. After this W30 I intend to reintroduce things more strategically to see if I can pinpoint what's going on.
    Hope you're feeling better! Today is the day I know my jetlag will begin to release its hold on me... can't wait. Tonight will be my last drug aided sleep so, here's to feeling 'normal' again soon.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!   
    Hello!!!
    Aside from the sickness, I'm trucking along. FFF is... well, I'm not there yet but I'm still reintroing slowly. I can solidly say I have reintroed soy, and legumes, and dairy here and there all with nothing terrible happening. Haven't reintroed grains properly, certainly not gluten grains, but I think that will come. We're away in Bali in 3 weeks and then it's going to be a bit of a free-for-all.
    Yay for the clothes fitting!! I'm about 42lbs down, which is nice. Loving shopping in my closet. 
    No vertigo!! I'm so happy to be rid of that. 
    I have to say, I'm truly enjoying the way I'm eating and the way I'm losing weight, so happy to keep eating mostly compliant for the time being. Too much wine is sneaking back in, I need to get on top of that. 
    I need to food prep as well! I can imagine that the jetlag will be kicking your butt a bit but it's also great to get back on track when you're already out of a routine
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!   
    Sad to read that you're sick  - I feel like I dodged a bullet getting out when I did as the landlords were both getting colds as I was packing up.
     
    Thai Green Curry for breakfast sounds awesome! Hubs and Gee depleted the store of freezer meals while I was gone (as was expected - I would've been irritated had I come home to find the freezer full!), and there only a few non-compliant things in there now. Need to get over this jet-lag and get cracking on my restock.

    How are you doing otherwise? Your meals continue to sound amazing - how's the FFF going though? I am happy to be back 100% W30 although I did great for 7/9 weeks I was away and felt so good then. I certainly didn't achieve full FFF if the final 2 weeks were an indication. sigh Still, returned home to try on some things that haven't fit well for a couple of years and they fit so - yeah. I'm not going to get on the scale. I still want to lose weight so I can return to running confidently but I'm hoping my body will let me know withoug having to weigh in.
    Anyway - wanted to check in to see how it's going - how's the vertigo for example? How's your weight loss going? You know, all the insider news.
    Cheers mate!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Round 2 - Day 2 - Jetlag isn't a terminal condition   
    Me too @megbeveridge
    Day 2 is in the bag - SOOOO easy this time  maybe because it was so close to last time? I'm finding that I don't need to think about what to eat (or what NOT to eat!) or what to cook since I remember all the rules so well. I'm happy to be back home in control of my own kitchen. Hubs is happy to have me back - he's decided to rejoin me on the W30 ship! WooHoo! Since he finished his W30 on Feb 2 he has done pretty well. His life long "must eat sugar after dinner... give me sugar... me want sugar..." habit has been completely broken. No cravings at all. He hasn't regained any weight but, he's also been subsisting on deli chickens (full of sugar and salt), bags of salad (with chemically laden dressing packs included) and popcorn since I left.  Made him a pot roast tonight - happy man.
    On to Day 3 - no worries about KATT or EATT - just keeping on keeping on.
    @SchrodingersCat Thought of you as I buzzed into Melbin - had a crazy visit for 2 nights - ended up at Badger Creek feeding birds and riding Puffing Billy! Hope you felt some positive vibes coming your way!
     
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in Round 2 - Day 2 - Jetlag isn't a terminal condition   
    welcome home!! I know after a trip, no matter how fun it is, there is so much joy in being home. Sounds like a reset and second round is just the thing! 
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to megbeveridge in Round 2 - Day 2 - Jetlag isn't a terminal condition   
    Wow that sounds like an ordeal! I too started to EATT and needed this system reset! I was so unhappy and sluggish when I was in that mode. 
    We've got this second round. I'm so happy that I decided to do this, and that you started at the same time!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Shani_SWP in Round 2 - Day 2 - Jetlag isn't a terminal condition   
    Home from my annual 9 week, get-the-hell-out-of-winter trip to Australia. It's a long trip home - 5 hours from Adelaide to Aukland then 13 hours Aukland to Vancouver then 4 hours Vancouver to Toronto. Add in the internation grounding of Boeing 737-Max and thus a 12 hour delay in Vancouver followed by a unplanned and unwanted Red-eye flight to Toronto and you have 40 hours of travel no matter how you cut it. So - home and jetlagged and ready to get back on track so I feel as well as I did in January!
    I did a W37 in January and ate pretty well on program afterwards until 2 weeks ago when I went off to Melbourne for a work related event. By then, trying to remain compliant in someone else's home (I live primarily with my daughter and her partner while I'm in Aus) was wearing thin and, since I had no control over my meals during my biz trip, I decide to Eat All the Things. Now, EATT is not a good thing for me - I don't do moderation well. I dove headfirst into the cheese platter; ate deli sandwiches like they tasted good (they did not); drank an entire bottle of wine over the course of a single day; consumed not one but 2 slices of lemon loaf with gooey frosting (so good!); and generally threw my happy body into a tailspin. It was an interesting experiment to watch but not much fun to live through. I returned to Adelaide feeling so sick but, tired of trying to remain compliant, I decided to just do my best until I got home. My best wasn't great. Within a week, my clothes were starting to feel a little more snug than they had and my guts were in turmoil.
    So, now I am home and I am SO looking forward to this second W30. Today my focus is on cleaning my house and getting groceries and getting to the gym. That's a lot on a jetlagged plate but I will do it. I also want to set some other goals for myself and get my monthly bullet journal planned out. I have another work event in New York next week (I'll see 2 of the same people I saw in Melbourne - the modern world is a funny place!) and I need to be on top of my plans for that so I can be compliant for those 3 days. Lots of planning and preparation but I'm down for it.
    Let's do this!
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Shani_SWP in Round 2 - Day 2 - Jetlag isn't a terminal condition   
    Home from my annual 9 week, get-the-hell-out-of-winter trip to Australia. It's a long trip home - 5 hours from Adelaide to Aukland then 13 hours Aukland to Vancouver then 4 hours Vancouver to Toronto. Add in the internation grounding of Boeing 737-Max and thus a 12 hour delay in Vancouver followed by a unplanned and unwanted Red-eye flight to Toronto and you have 40 hours of travel no matter how you cut it. So - home and jetlagged and ready to get back on track so I feel as well as I did in January!
    I did a W37 in January and ate pretty well on program afterwards until 2 weeks ago when I went off to Melbourne for a work related event. By then, trying to remain compliant in someone else's home (I live primarily with my daughter and her partner while I'm in Aus) was wearing thin and, since I had no control over my meals during my biz trip, I decide to Eat All the Things. Now, EATT is not a good thing for me - I don't do moderation well. I dove headfirst into the cheese platter; ate deli sandwiches like they tasted good (they did not); drank an entire bottle of wine over the course of a single day; consumed not one but 2 slices of lemon loaf with gooey frosting (so good!); and generally threw my happy body into a tailspin. It was an interesting experiment to watch but not much fun to live through. I returned to Adelaide feeling so sick but, tired of trying to remain compliant, I decided to just do my best until I got home. My best wasn't great. Within a week, my clothes were starting to feel a little more snug than they had and my guts were in turmoil.
    So, now I am home and I am SO looking forward to this second W30. Today my focus is on cleaning my house and getting groceries and getting to the gym. That's a lot on a jetlagged plate but I will do it. I also want to set some other goals for myself and get my monthly bullet journal planned out. I have another work event in New York next week (I'll see 2 of the same people I saw in Melbourne - the modern world is a funny place!) and I need to be on top of my plans for that so I can be compliant for those 3 days. Lots of planning and preparation but I'm down for it.
    Let's do this!
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from megbeveridge in Whole30 2019 Part 2: Spring Cleaning   
    @megbeveridge
    Hey Meg!
    I just got home from Australia and I started my 2nd W30 yesterday too!  Of course, I am dealing with serious jetlag so yesterday's return home food was just weird: some proscuitto, a banana and almond butter, a can of salmon and grapes - that's all. Today will be a return to proper meal structure - jet lag is the pits but it isn't a terminal condition.
    After my last W37 ended, I did really well despite living in my daughter's home for 2 months. The last 10 days were a return to a free for all - I went to Melbourne for a work related weekend gig and quickly realized I wan't in charge of any of the meals so I decided to just eat what was on offer. What a mistake! After a few deli sandwiches and some cheese platters, I started feeling all of my energy drain and my general physical malaise return. I haven't had any problems with any reintroduction bits but this general feeling of "ugh" has to be diet related. ANYWAY - I felt so good on W30 - am already looking forward to feeling energized and well again in a few days.
    I love your template. I don't know if I could reduce my meat - I'll be keen to see how that goes for you. Spring has returned to Toronto - it's daybreak and I can hear birds singing. I'm looking forward to a much more active W30 than my January blues one. I'm not anticipating any problems...
    Let's do this thing!!