Lorna from Canada

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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 got a reaction from Stephers4 in Starting 2021 with a bang! Whole30 Monday Jan 4th start date, anyone else?   
    We're (Hubs and me) are starting W30 #4 on January 1. Can not wait to get going again. We're spending this week using up food we don't want to waste but also increasing our compliance each day so it's not such a shock to the system.
    Welcome newbies! I hope you enjoy this challenge! I look forward to reading your posts.
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from CassieK in FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS   
    Hmmm, I wouldn't think there would be a problem with glycerin on W30 as it is a non-digestible ingredient. It literally goes right through you. It's purpose in supplements is to hold onto the active ingredients and slow release them as they travel through your system so you get maximum benefit from them. Most absorption of nutrients takes place in the intestines so the nuttrients themselves have to get through the firebath of acid that is our stomachs first.  Glycerin helps them do that.
    And @CassieK if what is doing is helping you retain your hair so that you have enough left over to pull out running after 4 kids then you better take it!!
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SugarcubeOD in Question about forum vs social media.   
    We are doing okay... we're not fully locked down but we've got Provincial Health Order restrictions that are getting old fast (but 100% necessary and I support!). Quebec just got a curfew??!?  It's definitely a nutty time! I decided to join in on doing a Whole30 with you guys (I'll be a few days behind). I've been working from home almost exclusively since March... need something to shake things up and what better than a Whole30!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Hey Welcome @50andstillhere - day 7!! I really dislike cooking even though I am really good at it. I find it to be a nuisance chore like cleaing the bathroom. That said, I despise processed, factory made foods, am hypersensitive to many common food additives and don't enjoy eating out so, what are you gonna do?  Hubs is pretty good at simple meals so he takes on half of the cooking and I just dig in and do it the rest of the time. I like to batch cook and freeze prepared meals ahead so there's always something there in a pinch. 
    Yesterday my local compliant bacon arrived - definitely going to be enjoying that today - maybe more than once! 
    I go back to work today - which basically means moving from this couch to my office. I own my own business so WFH is nothing new for me  I have been working less than 1/2 time for 4 weeks with 10 days off completely so I am easing in with 2 half days this week before the fulltime onslaught hits next. Not that happy about going back to work. At 60 I'm thinking about what it would be like to be retired... this little taste has been enjoyable!
    W30 is smoothly sailing along. GI disturbances have settled down. I'm sleeping better than I have in months. That's my biggest thing from a W30 - the sleep quality. Again, I don't know why we don't just live like this always. 
    Hope everyone finishes this first week strong today!
     
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from MadyVanilla in My daily food log - we'll see how this goes...   
    Lunch was on the road - apple slices with almond butter.  After a big breakfast that was all we could face and it was easy to eat while driving.
    Dinner was delicious - a huge salad with avocado/mayo/cilantro dressing, air fryer cauliflower bites with spicy dipping sauce, onions rings and leftover chicken. We're feeling so full with our delicious meals - everyday we ask ourselves why do we leave this way of eating???
     
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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...   
    We might be the same person! I have struggled with the wine knowledge for 3 W30s and will continue with it after this one too. sigh*
    @MadyVanilla Let me know how the baba ganoush goes
    Okay - so plans to keep a food log are not going well. But, I have been 100% compliant so, all good!! The advantage of having done 3 previous W30s is we know what to eat and can make meals without a lot of thought but we're already in a bit of a rut! Lots of roasted meats and plain veg.  We need to get more creativity in here. We cook all our food from scratch and are generally very creative but, these past few days have been boooorinnngggg.
    Bkft today: hard boiled eggs and oranges
    Lunch: kippered herrings, apple slices and almond butter, almond milk latte
    Dinner: roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy with sliced fresh veggies and baba ganoush
    Alrighty - Day 5 in the bag!
     
     
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in January Newbie   
    I did start on the first! DAY 6 is IN the BAG!! WOOHOO.

    I've done a W30, W40 and a W60. This one is looking like it will be a W38.
    Good fats - well, I love making mayonnaise (immersion blender - easy as anything to make) and then experiment with that. Tonight I blended homemade mayo with a whole avocado, cilantro, lemon, salt and pepper and ate it on leftover chicken.  Yesterday I mixed it with compliant hot sauce and chopped green onions and dipped my cooked broccoli into it. To find inspiration, I google the ingredients I like (mayonnaise, avocado, lemon was tonights search) and see what comes up.
    I learned from my first W30 to not fear the fat. Fat is where it's at! After my first W30 I had my best bloodwork of 5 years and had lost 11 lbs.
    Hang in there Amy!
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Rebecca001 in January 1st Start Date!   
    I find the insomnia can get worse in the first week or so of W30 (or actually any lowish carb diet) but it did settle last time. I felt like I was sleeping more deeply even though I wasn’t getting more hours. 
     
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to KTH1010 in January 1st Start Date!   
    @Rebecca001wow that looks so good! Yes, insomnia has been a huge issue for me since childhood. Can not seem to get on top of it. And now while pregnant it's much worse, as I get hormonal insomnia with pregnancy too. But if I go to bed early enough I manage ok. And the whole30 makes me feel so good it doesn't seem to matter.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Cookeez in January 1st Start Date!   
    I’m interested, if you’ll have me!  This is my first Whole30 and I started January 1st. Everything is going smoothly for me. 
    I live alone. Well, not exactly, but my roomies are the four-footed variety. 
    I began to prepare by sort of a transition between Christmas and New Years so I don’t feel terribly deprived. I got to eat my peanut brittle, Christmas cookies and one of the chocolate dipped strawberries before handing them off to a neighbor. 
    im grateful for soup weather and an afternoon with a big bowl of steamy veggie soup. 
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Rebecca001 in January 1st Start Date!   
    I’ll join you! I am in the Uk, I’m married and have 3 children. l started my 2nd whole30 on 1st Jan. I did my first in July after what we refer to as “the all inclusive lockdown cruise” in our house! I loved it and lost 11lbs and just felt so amazing. I then remained sugar, dairy, grain and soy free until Christmas (160 days!) although I did reintroduce wine and a few other bits (additives/preservatives rather than food, eg I’d have some dried fruit, or an occasional stock cube) and over Christmas I have had maybe 3 days where I ate a bit of chocolate/Christmas cake. 
    I Had Covid in November and it really knocked me sideways. I have felt exhausted and worn out ever since, and I want the tiger blood back, so I’m doing a back to basics whole30 this month. 
     
    I live in the UK, whole30 is not so well known here and we can’t get a lot of the American brands so it’s a bit of a trial and error thing. I tend to cook everything from scratch, but I love cooking anyway. I am a runner and really into my fitness, I do around 25 miles a week and a few outdoor classes, and yoga (almost every day) 
     
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SugarcubeOD in Question about forum vs social media.   
    Hi Lorna!  Nice to see you here!
    @ShannonM816 and I are still here so let us know if you need a hand with anything and I will start posting more as well, maybe that'll get a little juice flowing if a few of us are chatting on here!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Question about forum vs social media.   
    Universally forums have fallen out of favour. It's too bad because they have been a mainstay for me over the years for crowdsourced knowledge. I really miss the active W30 forum. I'm going to post here everyday because I dislike FB pages and don't find that as helpful - I hope a few people are doing likewise so we have a tiny community.
     
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to btvs1981 in Btvs Whole 30 log 2.0   
    6/1/21
    bolognaise sauce zoodles and sweet potato
    banana nut porridge from against all grain, coco yoghurt and raspberries
    egg salad with avocado
    5/1/21
    egg salad with avocado
    pork san choy bau
    banana but porridge as above
    4/1/21
    pork san choy baau
    bolognaise with zoodles and sweet potato
    I think the biggest thing that i need to do is add more veg. I have it cooked into everything but I could add more on the side I think. I've put the nut porridge in as a way to relieve boredom but I'm very aware that while I'm find digestively I'm not as full for as long. I enjoy it and will finish it but will keep it for outside the whole30 template otherwise.
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from MadyVanilla in My daily food log - we'll see how this goes...   
    We might be the same person! I have struggled with the wine knowledge for 3 W30s and will continue with it after this one too. sigh*
    @MadyVanilla Let me know how the baba ganoush goes
    Okay - so plans to keep a food log are not going well. But, I have been 100% compliant so, all good!! The advantage of having done 3 previous W30s is we know what to eat and can make meals without a lot of thought but we're already in a bit of a rut! Lots of roasted meats and plain veg.  We need to get more creativity in here. We cook all our food from scratch and are generally very creative but, these past few days have been boooorinnngggg.
    Bkft today: hard boiled eggs and oranges
    Lunch: kippered herrings, apple slices and almond butter, almond milk latte
    Dinner: roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy with sliced fresh veggies and baba ganoush
    Alrighty - Day 5 in the bag!
     
     
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Contessa in My daily food log - we'll see how this goes...   
    We might be the same person! I have struggled with the wine knowledge for 3 W30s and will continue with it after this one too. sigh*
    @MadyVanilla Let me know how the baba ganoush goes
    Okay - so plans to keep a food log are not going well. But, I have been 100% compliant so, all good!! The advantage of having done 3 previous W30s is we know what to eat and can make meals without a lot of thought but we're already in a bit of a rut! Lots of roasted meats and plain veg.  We need to get more creativity in here. We cook all our food from scratch and are generally very creative but, these past few days have been boooorinnngggg.
    Bkft today: hard boiled eggs and oranges
    Lunch: kippered herrings, apple slices and almond butter, almond milk latte
    Dinner: roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy with sliced fresh veggies and baba ganoush
    Alrighty - Day 5 in the bag!
     
     
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in Question about forum vs social media.   
    Universally forums have fallen out of favour. It's too bad because they have been a mainstay for me over the years for crowdsourced knowledge. I really miss the active W30 forum. I'm going to post here everyday because I dislike FB pages and don't find that as helpful - I hope a few people are doing likewise so we have a tiny community.
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Paola63 in Hi there, I’m a Newb & starting 1/2   
    Welcome! I'm on W30 #4 and it's so much easier when you know what to expect. Yes - you can do this!! @CathB batch cooking will be your friend when you return to work! After our first W30, we never returned to processed foods so we're now well accustomed to all the food prep and cooking but it is a lot to get used to when you first start. Good luck!

    I've never had a W30 coach but like the W30 Day by Day book that I bought for my first one. Focussing on getting through one day at a time sounds cliche but really helps me. And, eat the fat! You'll be thankful you did!
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Ejanecek83 in Starting 2021 with a bang! Whole30 Monday Jan 4th start date, anyone else?   
    We're (Hubs and me) are starting W30 #4 on January 1. Can not wait to get going again. We're spending this week using up food we don't want to waste but also increasing our compliance each day so it's not such a shock to the system.
    Welcome newbies! I hope you enjoy this challenge! I look forward to reading your posts.
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from MadyVanilla in W30 v4.0 - Day 2   
    Today was good - woke up late after a good sleep. I'm working on a routine to help my plantar fasciitis and it seems to be working with reduced pain on rising. I will keep at it. My first W30 eradicated my chronic PF in my right foot after every treatment known to mankind failed. I had it for more than 6 years then, boom, gone! 6 months ago I developed it in my left foot. I am hoping this W30 helps but, already deep (painful) massages, stretching and voltaren are starting to work. My goal is to return to running (I'm a marathoner) with some confidence but there are a few things that need to be in place first - starting with a resolution of this particularly painful PF. 
    A little headachey and logey today. Unlike previous W30s I'm laying off the fruit beyond the recommended 2 pieces/day. In previous W30s it took me a few weeks to reduce my daily banana/orange/apple/dates/raisins/dried cherries quotient - sugar bombing from the acceptable list. Yes, I knew what I was doing. Anyway - I think the sugar withdrawal has hit hard already so the dragon is whining. Tomorrow might be a KAAT day early...
    Off to my pot of herbal tea and what's left of the Christmas movies on dvr. We've watched about 30 so far - they're mostly terrible and OH SO predictable but we like them anyway  

    Hope everyone is having a great day whatever your stage is! 
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from btvs1981 in Btvs Whole 30 log 2.0   
    I miss Aus  I spend 3 months of my Canadian winter in Adelaide and am completely gutted that I can't come this year. Soak up a bit of sun for me please.
    I was just reading that intermittent fasting isn't allowed on a W30 but I'm not sure why. I am not a breakfast eater - on W30 I try to get my first meal in by 10AM but that's not the rules either. I do the best I can that fits my life.
    I'm hoping for reduced inflammation and less anxiety - my previous 3 W30s were very useful until my mom died and the covid happened - looking forward to getting back into the health groove.
    See ya round!
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from Contessa in W30 v4.0 - Day 2   
    Today was good - woke up late after a good sleep. I'm working on a routine to help my plantar fasciitis and it seems to be working with reduced pain on rising. I will keep at it. My first W30 eradicated my chronic PF in my right foot after every treatment known to mankind failed. I had it for more than 6 years then, boom, gone! 6 months ago I developed it in my left foot. I am hoping this W30 helps but, already deep (painful) massages, stretching and voltaren are starting to work. My goal is to return to running (I'm a marathoner) with some confidence but there are a few things that need to be in place first - starting with a resolution of this particularly painful PF. 
    A little headachey and logey today. Unlike previous W30s I'm laying off the fruit beyond the recommended 2 pieces/day. In previous W30s it took me a few weeks to reduce my daily banana/orange/apple/dates/raisins/dried cherries quotient - sugar bombing from the acceptable list. Yes, I knew what I was doing. Anyway - I think the sugar withdrawal has hit hard already so the dragon is whining. Tomorrow might be a KAAT day early...
    Off to my pot of herbal tea and what's left of the Christmas movies on dvr. We've watched about 30 so far - they're mostly terrible and OH SO predictable but we like them anyway  

    Hope everyone is having a great day whatever your stage is! 
     
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from christine19 in Hi there, I’m a Newb & starting 1/2   
    Welcome! I'm on W30 #4 and it's so much easier when you know what to expect. Yes - you can do this!! @CathB batch cooking will be your friend when you return to work! After our first W30, we never returned to processed foods so we're now well accustomed to all the food prep and cooking but it is a lot to get used to when you first start. Good luck!

    I've never had a W30 coach but like the W30 Day by Day book that I bought for my first one. Focussing on getting through one day at a time sounds cliche but really helps me. And, eat the fat! You'll be thankful you did!