GigiBraun

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  1. GigiBraun

    Gigi's Whole30 1st Time

    Day 17 (February 4) Sausage and eggs, orange, banana, Mid-Day: Salmon, baked potato, green beans, Evening: Banana, mango, cashews, mandarin. Day 18 (February 5) Omelet with bacon, pineapple, orange, Mid-Day: Rx bar, ground beef patty, baked potato, onion, pickle, Evening: Beef vegetable soup, applesauce. I still am doing much better with less morning stiffness from the Psoriatic Arthritis...I am assuming it is because my inflammation levels are better...HOPE HOPE! Got to play out in the snow with the puppy today...so much fun!
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    Gigi's Whole30 1st Time

    Day 16 (February 3) Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, orange, banana, Mid-Day: Bolognese sauce with cabbage, celery and onions on zucchini noodles, Rx bar, Evening: Baked chicken wings, mixed green salad, orange.
  3. GigiBraun

    Gigi's Whole30 1st Time

    Day 14 (February 1) Omelet, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, Mid-Day: Pot roast with carrots, celery, onions, potato, Evening: Chomp beef stick, orange, cashews. Day 15 (February 2) Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, pineapple, mandarin, banana, Mid-Day: Hash made with leftover pot roast, celery, carrots, potato, onion, salad with romaine and tomatoes, Evening: Compliant beef hot dogs (2), sauerkraut, applesauce, cashews.
  4. GigiBraun

    Gastric Bypass Surgery

    I had bariatric surgery in 2004 and have maintained a 200+ pound weight loss...however, that has still left me 60 pounds overweight. Losing 200+ changed my life so extraordinarily I have been busy living it : ) and only have given off and on thought to losing the last 60. That might be hard for folks who have never been down this road to understand. I am 67 now and have several health issues and I just truly want to be mobile and adventurous so I am doing lots of things to be even healthier. I am on Day 13 of the W30 and have not had any problems or issues, and only a few mild and transient cravings. I wish you ALL the best on this journey!
  5. GigiBraun

    Gigi's Whole30 1st Time

    Day 13 (January 31) Breakfast: Fasted because of Doctor's appt and blood draw, Mid-Day: Mixed greens salad with tomatoes and onion, steak, mushrooms, Evening: Rx bar, mandarin, chicken breast, grapes, cashews
  6. GigiBraun

    Gigi's Whole30 1st Time

    ay 12 (January 30) Pork chop, egg, pineapple, cantaloupe, Mid-day: Rx bar, Evening: Homemade beef vegetable soup with tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery, garlic and cabbage, banana, pineapple, cashew, date, 1/2 apple
  7. GigiBraun

    Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Hello...I had bariatric surgery in 2004 and have maintained a 200+ pound loss...my life has been 180 degrees different from then, Thank the Lord! However, I am still overweight by about 60 pounds. I am on Day 12 of the Whole30 and doing ok. I hope you are as well.
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    Gigi's Whole30 1st Time

    Day 11 (January 29) Breakfast: Omelet, potatoes, salsa, tomatoes, pineapple, canteloupe, raspberries, blueberries, Mid-Day: Roasted chicken, carrots, potatoes, Evening: Smoked salmon, mandarin, 1/2 apple.
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    Gigi's Whole30 1st Time

    Day 10 (January 28) Breakfast: Omelet with a little bit of bacon, tomatoes, pineapple, banana, Mid-Day: Pork chop, mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes, Evening, Oregon Dungeoness Crab Louie, dates, 1.2 Beef Chomp stick, 1/2 Opal apple, cashews I have not had any real cravings...some 'thoughts' that such and such sounded good, but no real desire to have them. I did have conflicting thoughts the night of Day 7 about all the work it is to shop and prepare and cook, but those thoughts were overcome by the realization that I feel peaceful physically and emotionally, about doing this. So today is Day 11.
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    Gigi's Whole30 1st Time

    Day 9 (January 27) Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, pineapple, banana, Mid-Day Chomp Turkey stick, 1/2 Chomp Venison Stick, Mandarin, compliant Kombucha, Evening: Ground beef patty, baked potato strips, tomato, onion, dill pickle, date, mango strips. The morning stiffness from the Psoriatic Arthritis is quite a bit better. There is still pain but I know some of that is from the permanent joint erosion, so not much can help there. I am grateful the stiffness is better!
  11. GigiBraun

    Day 25 - for real

    Hi Lorna...just want to pop in and say hi and tell you that you are an encouragement to me! My middle daughter has MS and has had a tough time...having a child of any age with struggles is difficult. I am 67 and going to my 50 year High School reunion this summer and so many of our fellow classmates have passed on...really does give you a wake up call! I am only on Day 9 but doing ok. Thanks for posting your log...it encourages me to keep on keeping' on! : ) Gigi
  12. GigiBraun

    Gigi's Whole30 1st Time

    Day 8 (January 26) Breakfast: Ground beef and tomatoes over cabbage, guacamole, salsa, banana, pineapple, Mid-Day: Chomp Beef stick, grapes, date, Evening: Salmon, cauliflower 'rice' with carrot, celery, leeks, seasoned with compliant bacon and sausage. Snack: Lara bar I do think the morning stiffness from the Psoriatic Arthritis is better though the pain is still there. I felt pretty energetic until after dinner then I felt like a mac truck ran over me. Onward and onward!
  13. GigiBraun

    Gigi's Whole30 1st Time

    Day 7 (January 25) Breakfast: Homemade sausage, eggs, potatoes, banana, pineapple, Mid-day: Beef, sauerkraut, potato, 1/2 Lara Bar, Evening: Smoked salmon, grapes. I really haven't had a lot of cravings and feel satisfied most of the time. The hardest meal is breakfast as meat and eggs and vegetables are not what I have been used to...but I am doing fine. My husband is doing this as well, and he has been pleasantly surprised by the Whole 30 recipes. I have noticed some days I feel much more tired than I am used to feeling. I have Psoriatic Arthritis and I do believe the morning stiffness is not so bad...I am hoping the Whole30 will help with the inflammation.
  14. GigiBraun

    Gigi's Whole30 1st Time

    Day 6 (Jan 24) Breakfast: Eggs, potatoes, bacon, pineapple, Mid-day: Chomp Beef Stick, orange, date, Evening: Cioppino with added vegetables, (Slow Cooker W30 book...delicious!), potatoes, pineapple, banana
  15. GigiBraun

    BookJockey's Personal Log, Stardate 0102

    Loved reading this! Keep taking good care of you! Gigi