Lorna from Canada

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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from becs in January 1st Start Date!   
    Good luck with this Becs!. We have an Airstream parked in a winter campground and I associate our weekends with Friday night wine and cheese so I totally hear you on this one. We make do with tea - lots of pots of tea.  
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SugarcubeOD in January 1st Start Date!   
    Haha! I wish! Unfortunately there's no secret button for us that makes the entire journey easier... it does help to be on here helping other people but you don't have to be a 'staffer' to do that so...
    I'm doing okay! Coming off a habit of having something after dinner so that's a bit hard to break but if I ask myself if I'm actually hungry or just grieving the loss of that habit, the answer is pretty clear.
    The one thing I LOVE about Whole30 which I always experience right away is the feeling of extra brain space that I get when I don't have to 'debate' food. There's no 'but I already ate a _____' or ' I deserve ____'.  If it's not Whole30, there's no argument and if it is Whole30 then again, no argument... it really does free up a lot of thought capacity for me!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from 50andstillhere in January 1st Start Date!   
    As requested - Buffalo wing cauli is super easy (I know this for a fact because Hubs makes it and he is no cook)
    Cauliflower florets - I like them smallish - 2-3 cm/1 in in diameter approximately.
    Drench thoroughly in beaten egg (nothing added)
    Drench again in almond flour seasoned to taste with garlic, onion and chili powder. We have tried other gluten-free flour blends but almond flour is hands down the best for this
    Spritz with avocado oil and get them into an air fryer. Depends on the AF but ours takes about 15-20 minutes at 400F
    Dipping sauce:
    Homemade mayo laced with compliant hot sauce, lemon juice and chopped cilantro to taste (my homemade mayo is just egg and oil - no acid so you ay ot need lemon juice)
    That's it. 
    Oh - and here's a photo to get you motivated (I, like I said, prefer the smaller florets at the back):
     
     

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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Good luck with this Becs!. We have an Airstream parked in a winter campground and I associate our weekends with Friday night wine and cheese so I totally hear you on this one. We make do with tea - lots of pots of tea.  
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    As requested - Buffalo wing cauli is super easy (I know this for a fact because Hubs makes it and he is no cook)
    Cauliflower florets - I like them smallish - 2-3 cm/1 in in diameter approximately.
    Drench thoroughly in beaten egg (nothing added)
    Drench again in almond flour seasoned to taste with garlic, onion and chili powder. We have tried other gluten-free flour blends but almond flour is hands down the best for this
    Spritz with avocado oil and get them into an air fryer. Depends on the AF but ours takes about 15-20 minutes at 400F
    Dipping sauce:
    Homemade mayo laced with compliant hot sauce, lemon juice and chopped cilantro to taste (my homemade mayo is just egg and oil - no acid so you ay ot need lemon juice)
    That's it. 
    Oh - and here's a photo to get you motivated (I, like I said, prefer the smaller florets at the back):
     
     

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    Lorna from Canada reacted to christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Ok so I’ve been avoiding the 3 bags of “natural”  French fries in my freezer that I nearly forgot I can make my own! Thanks for that reminder! I have been eating sweet potatoes but woohoo I have 3 russet potatoes to make with cod tonight. So I’ll have fish and chips too!  @Rebecca001
    I feel better today, I think I too was not eating enough carbs and had butternut squash soup yesterday and some red grapes (eating the wine!) is the tiger blood peering around the corner???? 
    Plus I thought for a minute today was the 12th and now I’m excited that it’s the 13th! It’s almost Whole30 halftime! 
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Ekaterina in Great Value Ghee says “Contains Milk”. Allowed??   
    As a side note, I think ghee is one of my best discoveries to come out of the W30 program outside of health. It is so much better for frying everything that you would use butter for! When we're not doing a W30, I it is the BEST for making popcorn, fish and pancakes - so delish
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Hubs likes to point out that, with no wine or beer in the fridge, at least there's lots of room for all the veggies! 
    Dinner tonight is salmon and we had kippered herring as our protein for lunch so I guess this is fish day. We're both working big days with back to back meetings so we're not very active today. These are good days for fish because it doesn't fill me up and hold me either.
    Veggie things I LOVE about doing a W30:
    endless oven fries of both kinds of potatoes - so good.  fried onions. Oh how I love fried onions! And they are a veg! buffalo 'wing' cauliflower - hubs has mastered this in the air fryer - egg wash coated in seasoned almond flour and avo oil in the AF - man oh man that's delicious dump trays of veg in the oven - only wish I had some fresh thyme and/or rosemary to add to it.  mayo-based dressing - I'm going to go make something right now. Alright - day 12 is almost in the bag... looking forward to a quiet evening!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    OMG - ALL of THIS to the MAX! The strict observance and judgement of everything that goes into or near our mouths. During this 4th W30, I notice I trust it more which may be why I am feeling more full? I don't have to overeat because I know that more goodness will come my way when I need it? But I have many decades of disordered eating that get in the way and are hard to undo - indeed, I hold the weightloss industry responsible - there has never been balance for me until Melissa came along and said - hmmm, what if we just ate food?
    The successful purchasers have backed out so we're back in the running! This is nerve wracking! Hold my wineglass!
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Sorry about the beach house, hope you find another and by the summer you can hopefully enjoy that wine as you relax by the water! 
     
    52 portions of veg is truly brilliant! Great job! 
    I’m ready for the downhill slope! Let’s do this!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    DAY 11! Who is up for socially distanced, hand sanitizer and mask wearing HIGH FIVES??? Look at us go! 
    The wine whiner is slowly accepting its fate. Stressful day today - we lost our bid on our PEI beach house -  and that could have gone down a little easier with a glass of something amazing from South Australia's Barossa Valley... but, we got through it.
    I think I have hit this place before where I am not very hungry during the day and I fill up quickly at meals. I am not here to lose weight (although I have some covid poundage to shed) so I wonder if I am getting enough calories. It does tell me that a lot of the hunger I experience when I'm not doing a reset are unnecessary.
    That's it for me - on to day 12. This is zipping by for me - how's everyone else doing?
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from CassieK in FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS   
    @CassieK Well, techically is in the sugar family but, again, it isn't going to be a huge issue. They use it much more in candy to make it shiny and it would be a bigger problem there!!  More important, always that you take the meds you need.
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in My daily food log - we'll see how this goes...   
    Back to logging! Day 6 is off to a bang!
    I made extra mashed potatoes last night with this morning's breakfast in mind - fried mashed potato cakes. soooo good
    - mashed potato (mine are mashed with ghee and almond milk), fried chopped onion, 1 egg and an herb blend I like that is for grilled chicken... mushed together, formed into patties and fried to a crisp in ghee. Served with over easy eggs - you should see Hubs eyes light up when that hits the table! I can't do a plated fat with that because it just feels like so much unctious deliciousness without it. Plated fats are my weakness TBH!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in My daily food log - we'll see how this goes...   
    How we roll - apparently I am doing this every other day now - okaaay then. It doesn't really serve a purpose does it?
    This weekend, we've spent more than healthy amounts of time doomscrolling the sitch happening in our big brother's house next door. Stay sane my lovely American friends and neighbours! I don't get that involved - it gets me adrenalin up to overdrive and I can't fall asleep at night. This is a good time to be doing a W30 as at least I'm not anxious - just super SUPER revved up. 2:30AM I'm still wide (wild?) eyed and too ready for a good fight rather than sleep.
    I am also revved up because we're about to put an offer in on an ocean beach front summer home that will be our retirement home. We've been looking at retirement options for a few years and this is making it more real . So that also kept me up last night - we have found our ideal place and we have our fingers crossed. Hubs negotiates for a living so I am just on the sideliens cheering him on but MAN I want that house!
    SO - foodwise - meh - who am I kidding? It's all good! Day 10 almost in the bag.
     
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from MadyVanilla in My daily food log - we'll see how this goes...   
    How we roll - apparently I am doing this every other day now - okaaay then. It doesn't really serve a purpose does it?
    This weekend, we've spent more than healthy amounts of time doomscrolling the sitch happening in our big brother's house next door. Stay sane my lovely American friends and neighbours! I don't get that involved - it gets me adrenalin up to overdrive and I can't fall asleep at night. This is a good time to be doing a W30 as at least I'm not anxious - just super SUPER revved up. 2:30AM I'm still wide (wild?) eyed and too ready for a good fight rather than sleep.
    I am also revved up because we're about to put an offer in on an ocean beach front summer home that will be our retirement home. We've been looking at retirement options for a few years and this is making it more real . So that also kept me up last night - we have found our ideal place and we have our fingers crossed. Hubs negotiates for a living so I am just on the sideliens cheering him on but MAN I want that house!
    SO - foodwise - meh - who am I kidding? It's all good! Day 10 almost in the bag.
     
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    I love my W30 Day to Day book - Day 9 (yesterday because today is day 10! 1/3 of the way through! WooHoo!!) talks about practicing what to say to people about how you're eating and why. In normal times that was good advice but, gee, I haven't needed it this time around! The only person I see is my youngest daughter who lives near us. She's done 3 W30s as well so I don't have to explain it to her!
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to christine19 in Question about forum vs social media.   
    Yes it was me...I posted it in the other forum with pics of the two meals I used it for. Shrimp with cauliflower rice and chicken lettuce wraps. As you say, I put that sh*t on everything! LOL hope you enjoy it! 
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from MadyVanilla in w30Virgo Round 4 January 2021   
    I'm 60 years old and still struggle with this. I, too, made an error at work last week that is so minor as to be not an error at all but could not let it go. KUDOS to you for doing this work! It's not easy to face our own fears of not being good enough
     
    This boyfriend of yours is a keeper
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from MadyVanilla in My daily food log - we'll see how this goes...   
    Friday - where did Thursday go? Where are my meals from yesterday? Did I not list them? I am SO not good at record keeping. And I made a great dinner last night too - onion, garlic, mushroom, chard and shrimp on oven fries. Look how good it looks!

    Enough about yesterday! Today is...
    DAY 8! Week 2. It's Friday night! Which pretty much feels like Tuesday afternoon or Thursday coffee break time in this covid lockdown situation. It all just runs together after awhile don't you find? Friday night used to be such a big deal - now it's just one more night on the roster. BUT - It IS W30 Day 8 - and how is everyone going wherever you are in the program? 
    I'm doing well although twice after challenging client calls - one last night and one this afternoon - I felt the desire for a glass of wine SO strongly I had to get up and wander around and think things through. What is it about holding a glass of wine that soothes the angsty coach after difficult sessions? And I am not even the one experiencing the difficulty - my clients are, I'm just supporting them through it. Very interesting craving though. Wine is like some kind of added bonus reward for doing my job well? Hmmmm
    Hubs and I are doing a good job on the food but only marginally as well on the template/program. We're not eating 3 solid meals per day - a big, late breakfast and a delicious dinner with a snack for lunch. Today it was dates and pecan with an apple chaser. We always struggle with this part of the program. 100% adherene to the food list - a bit of a free for all with the recommendations. I think after 3 previous W30s we're just going to run with it for now.
    2021 so far - amirite? Stay sane everyone!
     
     
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Rebecca001 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Aw man - that sucks! But good information - right? (small, tiny, miserable little win???) Prior to my first W30, I lived on pea soup, bean soup, hummus, LOVED my legumes. They were the first thing I reintroduced and WHOA - major challenges. Stopped eating them, finished my reintroduction, tried them again - all kinds of hell no... I've not eaten any of them since. SO - good information to be learned here.

    Hang in there 50! We're here for you!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in Question about forum vs social media.   
    I make all my dressings and sauces from scratch because I hate spending the money on small amts of food AND I don't like all the additives they put in - even when they are compliant. Immersion blender mayonnaise is my best friend - I make it several times a week and add anything and everything to it. My mayonnaise is just egg and light olive oil so the base is suitable for experiment. This week alone I have made:
    salad dressing for cole slaw - 1/2 cup mayo, juice of 1/2 an orange, tsp dijon, juice of 1/2 lime, a couple of heaping tsp of poppyseeds, s&p. If I don't want a creamy dressing, I use avocado oil instead of mayo which makes it perfect for 
    salad dressing - 1/2 cup mayo, entire small ripe avocado, chopped cilantro, juice of 1/2 lime, s&p
    dip - 1/2 cup mayo, 4 roasted garlic cloves (I roast whole heads of garlic - slice off the top, drizzle with oil, wrap in foil, pop into an oven for 40 minutes or so - very useful to have on hand), splash of wh wine vinegar, s&p)
    dip - 1/2 cup mayo, quite a bit of compliant hot sauce, lemon juice, chopped parsley, s&p
    bbq/ketchup sauce - in a saucepan i put 6 chopped dates with a 1/2 cup water and cook until soft. If I feel fancy, I put that through a sieve but mostly I just mush it with a fork and add a 5.5 oz tin of tomato paste, heaping tsp of garlic powder and onion powder, s&p and cook it for a bit.
    I have learned to just play with the ingredients I have on hand. Experimenting is fun!
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Aw man - that sucks! But good information - right? (small, tiny, miserable little win???) Prior to my first W30, I lived on pea soup, bean soup, hummus, LOVED my legumes. They were the first thing I reintroduced and WHOA - major challenges. Stopped eating them, finished my reintroduction, tried them again - all kinds of hell no... I've not eaten any of them since. SO - good information to be learned here.

    Hang in there 50! We're here for you!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    This made me laugh so hard! Been that girl - not gonna lie.
    Totally true. I have worked hard on self compassion - what I went through with my mom was so devastating and not eating well was the least of my worries. This is the perfect time for me to reset.
    I don't have any other cravings either. But wine... oh my...
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from 50andstillhere in January 1st Start Date!   
    Saturday!! Day 9 - boy, I was missing my wine last night. What a week! Back to work fulltime next week but getting mentally ready after almost 4 weeks off seems harder than the actual work week will be. I did really, really well in taking 10 full days off - when you own your own business, taking time off is almost impossible.
    Aside from the wine whining we're doing okay. I suffer from depression and anxiety and this W30 #4 has, once again, demonstrated that it's mostly diet related. That makes me mad because I want this good feeling forever but this diet still feels restrictive so I really have to think about where I am going with this next. Just at the end of my W30 #3 my mom was diagnosed with a brain tumour and I went from health to full on stress/distress for 9 solid months followed by an overwhelming grief for 4 months then %^&$! covid... so, this time, (fingers crossed) I will have a chance to decide what to do with what I know I need to be doing.
    In the meantime, day 9. It's sunny. Life is good.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to becs in January 1st Start Date!   
    I hear ya!!! I reverted very quickly early in 2020... I started reading FFF again this week, and forgot that she emphasizes the fact that you WILL revert, and it's all part of the plan/cycle. I have to remember that WHEN I revert again, it's not a failure. It's just a sign that I need to do another reset.