Lorna from Canada

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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Plantas in I'm STARVING!!!   
    My bootcamp trainer led us through a Whole30 last November and he kept reminding us to eat potatoes and sweet potatoes with our meals.  They're really good roasted in the oven with some olive oil and herbs.  Leftovers can go into a scramble or fritatta in the morning or a lunch salad.  I am not doing a whole30 right now, but I still try to use the meal template.  I just feel better when I do.  The plated fat is hard to get used to, but if you make your own mayo or dump ranch, it's super tasty.
    I remember the Snackwell craze too!  Those devils food cookies were like amphetamines with all that sugar.  I ate them to stay awake to study.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Tricie in I'm STARVING!!!   
    Oh boy! I will start W30 on Monday, and had decided I wouldn’t use too much fat.  As a breast cancer survivor, I’m concerned about red meat and fat. BUT, I’m going for it. 30 days is not forever...so I’m going to add the fat. Smh...
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from ShieldMaiden in I'm STARVING!!!   
    I have 50 years of dieting experience behind me. I've lived throught the Great Snackwells Fat Free Cookie rush of 1991. My whole adulthood nutrition belief system was indoctrinated with "FAT is BAD". It's been really hard to cook with fat and plate fat since I started W30 but, I wanted a whole hearted effort so I did it. Ghee, olive oil, coconut milk, avocados, olives, crispy salmon skin, nuts... eating them.
    I haven't been hungry since week 2 of my first W30. 
    Eat the fat.
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from samanthajfont in Stomach Pain - Day 3   
    It's amazing what we learn when we pay attention to our bodies! We're so different in what we tolerate, how we digest, what makes us feel nauseated, what keeps us full. This W30 is an amazing self-experiment!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Plantas in I'm STARVING!!!   
    @Jihanna Loving you back sistah!!
    OMG yes - potatoes are your friend! I've eating more potatoes (sweet and regular) since January 3 than I have in the past 20 years! And fry up some onions! I'm buying them by the 20lb bag now - who knew you could eat fried onions? The world's simplest pleasure!
    My cousin asked me the other day what I was doing to lose weight and my absolutely honest answer was, "eating like a horse for the first time in my life!"
    (Then I proselytised on the W30 for an hour so, I may have lost her  )
    Cheers
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from doubledee in I'm STARVING!!!   
    I have 50 years of dieting experience behind me. I've lived throught the Great Snackwells Fat Free Cookie rush of 1991. My whole adulthood nutrition belief system was indoctrinated with "FAT is BAD". It's been really hard to cook with fat and plate fat since I started W30 but, I wanted a whole hearted effort so I did it. Ghee, olive oil, coconut milk, avocados, olives, crispy salmon skin, nuts... eating them.
    I haven't been hungry since week 2 of my first W30. 
    Eat the fat.
     
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in I'm STARVING!!!   
    AGREED!! I was a WWer from the early 90s and man, did I have a mental block against fat. I really struggled my first round to get my plated fats and to cook in any fats, it just seemed so wrong. Now I love the fats! I keep duck fat on hand for sauteing veggies and roasting potatoes, I love flavouring up my ghee for different sauces (lemon, garlic and dill ghee on snapper is divine!), I eat mayo and mayo based salad dressings, I toss salad in olive oil, liberally throw nuts through my side dishes...
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Plantas in I'm STARVING!!!   
    I have 50 years of dieting experience behind me. I've lived throught the Great Snackwells Fat Free Cookie rush of 1991. My whole adulthood nutrition belief system was indoctrinated with "FAT is BAD". It's been really hard to cook with fat and plate fat since I started W30 but, I wanted a whole hearted effort so I did it. Ghee, olive oil, coconut milk, avocados, olives, crispy salmon skin, nuts... eating them.
    I haven't been hungry since week 2 of my first W30. 
    Eat the fat.
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Jihanna in I'm STARVING!!!   
    @Jihanna Loving you back sistah!!
    OMG yes - potatoes are your friend! I've eating more potatoes (sweet and regular) since January 3 than I have in the past 20 years! And fry up some onions! I'm buying them by the 20lb bag now - who knew you could eat fried onions? The world's simplest pleasure!
    My cousin asked me the other day what I was doing to lose weight and my absolutely honest answer was, "eating like a horse for the first time in my life!"
    (Then I proselytised on the W30 for an hour so, I may have lost her  )
    Cheers
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in W30 v2.1 - Day 30 It's in the Bag   
    Congratulations on finishing Round 2!!
    I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, and totally feel you on having to find alternate coping strategies. It can be so hard, but I try to find comfort in maintaining control over my food intake, when all else seems out of my control. Sending you and your mom many good vibes x
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Jihanna in I'm STARVING!!!   
    I seriously love you for stuff you say, Lorna!   Really, though, I agree with everything you posted here. 
    @Tristan1308 In addition to what the ladies ahead of me suggested regarding fat to achieve satiation, I'm going to suggest that you consider putting some carbs on your plate in the form of starchy vegetables. It took a ton of experimentation during my W30 but it became absolutely clear that without a starchy vegetable at breakfast (think along the lines of half a baked potato diced up in my frittata, a handful-sized portion of sweet potato mash, or a quarter of a small acorn squash), I couldn't make lunch happen more than 3 hours after my breakfast... I just wouldn't make it. While breakfast might not be the best time for you personally, and I can see that you're a LOT more physically active than I am, just remember that neither carbs (like starchy veggies) nor fats are your enemy in Whole30... we need ALL the macros (protein, fat, carbs) to achieve a healthy balance on this journey, and some of us need to boost one or two specific macros compared to others in order to find our personal best. Don't let the traditional dietary "wisdom" make your Whole30 experience become a journey in miserable hunger, because it really can be an awesome ride.  
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in I'm STARVING!!!   
    I have 50 years of dieting experience behind me. I've lived throught the Great Snackwells Fat Free Cookie rush of 1991. My whole adulthood nutrition belief system was indoctrinated with "FAT is BAD". It's been really hard to cook with fat and plate fat since I started W30 but, I wanted a whole hearted effort so I did it. Ghee, olive oil, coconut milk, avocados, olives, crispy salmon skin, nuts... eating them.
    I haven't been hungry since week 2 of my first W30. 
    Eat the fat.
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Oaklandish1 in I’m starting whole 30 tomorrow but...   
    Oh my, I just read this. I have a cellar of triple digit wines purchased at retail not restaurant prices... Hubs says we can sell it to fund our retirement but I'm hanging on...  
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Lindseydalton in I'm STARVING!!!   
    I have 50 years of dieting experience behind me. I've lived throught the Great Snackwells Fat Free Cookie rush of 1991. My whole adulthood nutrition belief system was indoctrinated with "FAT is BAD". It's been really hard to cook with fat and plate fat since I started W30 but, I wanted a whole hearted effort so I did it. Ghee, olive oil, coconut milk, avocados, olives, crispy salmon skin, nuts... eating them.
    I haven't been hungry since week 2 of my first W30. 
    Eat the fat.
     
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Jihanna in IHOP for mother’s day   
    I'm not sure about IHOP, but we had Cracker Barrel at one point during my W30, and the staff was very friendly about making sure that I was able to eat. I basically told them that I was NOT allergic but needed them to treat my food as if I am -- to dairy, soy, gluten, all other grains, etc. -- and that I needed to know what would be possible in my situation. The server consulted with the chef and said that when there's an allergy situation, they'll cook the eggs on tin foil (instead of directly on the grill) and that they had olive oil available that could be used for the frying (any place that has oil and vinegar for salads is probably using olive oil for that). So next time, at least you have an idea you can ask about in case they don't already have an allergy-friendly way of preparing food!
    I'm so sorry for your struggle. It's hard to try to stick to something like this while also trying to celebrate, but I applaud your efforts to stay as close to compliant as you possibly can! I hope you and your mom enjoyed your time together!
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in How do I make this whole30 compliant?   
    Chimmichurri is life <3 <3 <3 
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in I’m starting whole 30 tomorrow but...   
    @Oaklandish1 
    WSET level 3 here so you and Schrod totally get it!  Since my first W30 and all of this wine drinking soul searching and gnashing of teeth, I've come to the conclusion that I used to drink way too much and I'm glad I've stopped. 
    Your frittata looks amazing. I could probably eat half as I have a big appetite  I  find that I've learned to relax into food since I've been on the W30. If I want to eat a lot, I do. I stop when I am full. I've spent my whole life battling food and restricting myself and counting points and calories and grams of BS and now, I feel very strongly like I've made a truce with food and my body. I've lost about 20 pounds since January 3 eating more food than I thought possible. I'd say if you're full, stop eating regardless of what the template says - no sense adding a new food battle to the table. At the same time, I think the template is designed to maximize access to the nutrition our bodies require so, I'd be curious to know if eating significantly less than what the template recommends would have an impact on that? Someone smarter than me in that area would know.
    Keep at it - I felt more terrible in the first 2 weeks than great but it was worth it to get to where I am now!
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Oaklandish1 in I’m starting whole 30 tomorrow but...   
    I ended my first W30 a few days before my annual winter trip to Australia so I extended it by a week so I could do a better reintro after the loooong travel and awful jetlag settled. I hadn't considered the fact that I was travelling business class where wining and dining both in the lounges and in the air are a really big thing for which  you pay through the nose. It was really, really hard (remember all my whinging Schrod?) but I managed to do a Whole 37. I just finished my 3rd W30 (after my 2nd crashed and burned thanks to a misread label) and have no plans to stop eating this way. I already know which things I am not going to reintro (soy, legumes, sugar are banned; dairy, wine, grains are greatly reduced) so I don't need to do a reintro. I'm just going to carry on until I feel I need a reset then I'll go again.
    I'm no longer struggling with wine. I discovered after my first W30 that wine was very neurotoxic for me causing rampant anxiety and sleeplessness after 1 or 2 glasses. I love wine - have studied it formally and it was a VERY BIG PART of my life prior to W30. Giving it up was initially excruciatingly painful. Then it was somewhat sad. Now it is simply not an issue. Since January 3rd, I've had wine on 4 or 5 separate occasions - each time accompanied by a terrible night so, it's not worth it.
    SO - welcome and enjoy the process @Oaklandish1 It's really very interesting and the results are amazing!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in I’m starting whole 30 tomorrow but...   
    I ended my first W30 a few days before my annual winter trip to Australia so I extended it by a week so I could do a better reintro after the loooong travel and awful jetlag settled. I hadn't considered the fact that I was travelling business class where wining and dining both in the lounges and in the air are a really big thing for which  you pay through the nose. It was really, really hard (remember all my whinging Schrod?) but I managed to do a Whole 37. I just finished my 3rd W30 (after my 2nd crashed and burned thanks to a misread label) and have no plans to stop eating this way. I already know which things I am not going to reintro (soy, legumes, sugar are banned; dairy, wine, grains are greatly reduced) so I don't need to do a reintro. I'm just going to carry on until I feel I need a reset then I'll go again.
    I'm no longer struggling with wine. I discovered after my first W30 that wine was very neurotoxic for me causing rampant anxiety and sleeplessness after 1 or 2 glasses. I love wine - have studied it formally and it was a VERY BIG PART of my life prior to W30. Giving it up was initially excruciatingly painful. Then it was somewhat sad. Now it is simply not an issue. Since January 3rd, I've had wine on 4 or 5 separate occasions - each time accompanied by a terrible night so, it's not worth it.
    SO - welcome and enjoy the process @Oaklandish1 It's really very interesting and the results are amazing!
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    WOOT for too-big shorts!!! I'm stoked with these pants because they mean I can start shopping in the normal area of Target and not plus size lol.
    Heh, the democracy sausage is an institution in Australia!!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    Congratulations on the weight loss - yes, old zippers are a problem! Sounds like you're doing well on this round!! I'm still crissong my fingers for a departure of the vertigo.  I have a single pair of try-on shorts that I keep because I like them even though I couldn't get them up over my knees last year. They're too big - WOOT. I won't have a chance to weigh in (V2.1 done today!) as  had planned but I, too, felt a  "woosh" of weight loss on the W30 about 10 days ago - I expect I'm lighter than I've been in years. Certainly nice to have clothes fit again isn't it?
    "Democracy sausage" indeed - no one outside of Australia would know what that was! My daughter voted for the first time in this election and sent photos of democracy sausage eaters - it's hysterical to this staid, boring Canadian voter
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    Thanks Lorna! I went back over my R1 log and my vertigo went around day 15 i think, i hope it happens sooner!
    Dinner is crispy skin chicken cutlets in the convection oven, steamed broccoli with chimichurri and roasted veggie medley. 
    Very limited kitchen tonight, could only use 1 small counter, but this is delicious!!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Pandora Black in Fruit... how much is too much?   
    ...amateur (my record is 6)

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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Jihanna in Fruit... how much is too much?   
    ...amateur (my record is 6)

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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    The sleep is the best - I don't know what messes with sleep but I really want to find out this time. I was back to frequent wakefulness and early morning waking (like 4:30am) without being able to get back to sleep less than a month after my first W30 ended. 5 or 6 days into this W30 and I'm sleeping like a baby. Gotta figure this out!
    Hope your hubbie is on the mend. I basically get Montezuma's Revenge everytime I go to Mexico (even though no one else in the family ever does!). Last time was 2 days before I was heading to Australia in 2018 - THAT was not a fun flight.
    I'm hoping your vertigo leaves again really soon - that's an awful thing to deal with! I'm assuming it's benign positional vertigo (BPV) and not anything more serious (although, BPV feels worse than death I realise). I had labrynthitis for 6 weeks and remember how awful it was.
    Hopefully all the good W30 stuff will flood back soon. I feel so good on this round I am wondering why I would ever stop...