eIissa

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    eIissa reacted to ShieldMaiden in ShieldMaiden's Log - Start Date 6/2/19   
    Day 8 Sun June 9th
    Breakfast:  3 eggs, 1/2 avocado, franks red hot. Panfried creole potatoes in ghee.
     Lunch:Mixed green salad with cucumber, buffalo chicken, kalamata olives, cucumber, hard boiled egg, ranch dressing.
    Dinner: Sweet potato mash topped by spicy chicken and ranch dressing
    Day 9 Mon June 10th
    Breakfast:  3 eggs, 1/2 avocado, franks red hot. Panfried creole potatoes in ghee.
     Lunch:Mixed green salad with cucumber, buffalo chicken, kalamata olives, cucumber, hard boiled egg, ranch dressing.
    Dinner: Salad with shredded cabbage, carrot, spicy chicken, egg, coconut aminos, hot sauce
    Day 10 Tues Jun 11th
    Breakfast:  3 eggs, 1/2 avocado, franks red hot. Panfried creole potatoes in ghee.
     Lunch: Spicy Shrimp Egg Roll Bowl (added cashews and a hard boiled egg) Amazing! https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/shrimp-egg-roll-in-a-bowl-paleo-whole30/
    Dinner: Spicy Shrimp Egg Roll Bowl (added cashews and a hard boiled egg) So good I had it twice today!

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    eIissa reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    R2D31!
    5kg/11lbs down, not that I was doing it for weight loss.
    Sleeping amazingly well, anxiety pretty much at nil. Oral allergy symptoms gone, inflamed sinuses mostly gone (it's cold here and the heating makes me stuffy but it's not a patch on what it was).
    No Tiger Blood, and not particularly energetic, but I wasn't expecting much on that front. Brain fog is still present but there are other causes for that.
    Mainly, I started W30 in January to try and deal with chronic vertigo allegedly caused by migraine, and they completely went away in Round 1, after 18 months almost non stop. They came back when I went back off track in mid-April to mid-May. This Round, it mostly went away, but I still have intermittent vertigo. Still miles better than it was. I know that I have major physiological issues right now though, so I will see the Chiro and go from there. There is very likely more than one cause. 
    So I'm going to do reintro now, not the slow roll I tried last time but with enough time to have more than 2 days between foods if I need it. Then I have a major event the first weekend in July, and I'll probably start Round 3 after that.
    Last reintro I started a thread in the reintro area, but it got confusing because I was staying mostly compliant and still posting in my usual log, so I think I'll just keep this one going. 
    Today's reintro is legumes. Having thought about it, with the exception of peas, I don't really eat a lot of legumes. I will eat hummus at a party, but wouldn't buy it, I like beans but generally don't use them a lot at all, I can't remember the last time I ate peanut butter when it wasn't in a Reeces... Really, soy is my most common legume because we eat a fair bit of Asian food. Last reintro I had a soy reintro day with no ill effects, so today is general legumes.
    Meal 1: hot smoked salmon and spicy kraut
    Meal 2: Chicken soup with 1/2c green peas
    Meal 3: Slow cooked lamb shanks in a tomato/carrot/onion sauce with steamed broccolini and pumpkin/brown lentil mash
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    eIissa reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    I made compliant ham!!
     

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    eIissa reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    Oh, NSV - bought a jumper a while back, which I really liked. Spilled red wine on it, and ruined it. Was in the same store today, and they had the last few on clearance. My original one was an XL but I have lost weight, si I wanted an L. No dice, M only... and it fit!! Really well!!
     
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    eIissa reacted to doubledee in Whole30, Take Two   
    Day 21: Toward the end of my 30 days, I'm embracing coconut aminos. I've been skeptical of this product because 1) It tastes a bit funky to me and 2) It's sweet enough that I questions its inclusion in the Whole30 program. However, since it's considered compliant I've decided to go for it to introduce some new flavors. With success, today!
    Breakfast: Sweet potato hash (so much tastier when I take the time to grate the sweet potatoes and squeeze out excess moisture, as opposed to dicing), and chicken sausage--I discovered that Applegate Farms makes a chicken breakfast sausage with no added sugar, which makes me happy. And melon.
    Lunch: Leftover turkey ragu and zucchini noodles and some sautéed spinach.
    Dinner: Bulgogi beef (using those coconut aminos) in lettuce wraps, peas on the side. My children who generally can't stand lettuce (salad--YUCK) gleefully made "lettuce tacos" with the meat and rice I'd made for them, and this dinner was a hit all around.
    Exercise: Another long walk in the part, Enjoying spring weather that makes it possible (and pleasant) to exercise outdoors.
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    eIissa reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    I have gained and lost weight, significant weight, more times than I can count, but for some reason, since the beginning of the year and on Whole30, my boobs have shrunk so much!! Not entirely complaining, it's amazing to not have to go E/F cups (I'm down to a DD and shrinking) and being able to buy pretty bras  without spending a fortune on plus sizes.  But its so weird, they've never shrunk like this before.
    I got my first "you've lost weight!" at work today, which is funny because I've lost a lot since the start of the year. It was nice to hear! I'm actually fitting into normal sized clothes and not having to shop in the plus sizes (not to mention doing some epic "shopping" in my own closet).
     
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    eIissa reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    So this round I have been thinking I've not really been losing weight, but that's not why I'm doing it, so whatever. 
    Than I tried on some old jeans today when I tried on a few weeks ago and couldn't get up over my thighs.... guess what I wore all day today? Mentioned it to my husband, including that I didn't think I'd lost weight, and he told me I'd been dropping weight like crazy lol. Guess I should have asked. They're not even stretch jeans. 
    I've had a cranking headache the last few days, I think my neck is out.  I've been a bit cranky, definitely no tiger blood, but I never really expect it.
    No idea what I'm making for lunches this week, I have chicken but that's as far as I've gotten...
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    eIissa reacted to JohannaE in Fogo De Chao   
    I am happy to report that I was VERY happy with my dining experience at Fogo de Chao!  (And proud of myself for sticking to my Whole30 despite strong thoughts of "it's a special occasion, would a little wine and a piece of chocolate one day really hurt?")
     
    Anyways, I told our waiter about all of my dietary restrictions right away.  He was very knowledgable and immediately told me what I could have as is (the Picanha, filet mignon, rib eye, top sirloin, bottom sirloin and beef ribs), what they could modify for me by cooking in only sea salt (the lamb legs, the lamb chop and the chicken) and what I should avoid all together (the parmesan pork loin, the sausage and anything wrapped in bacon).  He made me feel completely comfortable asking, and even walked me through the salad bar to point out what I could have and what I couldn't.  This was really helpful because I wouldn't have had any idea about a lot of the cooked and marinated veggies (for instance, the beets had added sugar but the zucchini and string beans were just in olive oil salt and pepper).  Anything they didn't know (like does the smoked salmon have sugar? it didn't!), they found out the answer right away.  
     
    All of the servers seemed to know my requirements, but all were very subtle about it.  I didn't ask them to make chicken special for me (who wants chicken when you have lamb and filet mignon?!), but they made TWO batches of lamb legs with just salt and it was awesome!  I had more than enough to eat, but didn't feel disgusting like I would after a heavy carb binge.  I definitely recommend Fogo for Whole30 dinners out!
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    eIissa reacted to doubledee in Whole30, Take Two   
    Day 18: My mother got some worrying health news today, so I'm anxious as she awaits the results of testing. Otherwise it was a good day, except for an insanely intense craving to try some of the corn bread I made for my kids. Even just some crumbs from the bottom of the pan! But I fought down the urge and it really did pass quickly, as I guess these cravings often do. Something to remember for post W30--give it a few minutes and let cravings pass.
    Breakfast: Leftover steak, green peppers and onions, 1/2 avocado.
    Lunch: Insanely delicious salad nicoise with fresh tuna and tons of veggies (including roasted sweet potatoes for some carbs)
    Dinner: Chicken breast with a yummy faux peanut sauce (I mixed together almond butter, coconut aminos, and sesame oil with surprisingly tasty results), big salad.
    Exercise: Another good walk. Over 12K steps both yesterday and today.
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    eIissa reacted to doubledee in EIissa's Whole30 Log (5/23/19 - 6/22/19)   
    Your veggie hash looks awesome!
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    eIissa reacted to emilyelowe in May Whole30 Goals   
    1. Better Energy
    What This Looks Like: getting through the day without dragging, desire and energy to play with my son (not just counting down until the next nap), waking up alert (but able to rest if it's not time to get up!), enough energy to exercise. 2. Better Mood
    What This Looks Like: more patience with baby and dog, less volatile moods, more joy playing with baby, more interest in intimacy.  3. Eliminate Cravings!
    What This Looks Like: no distracting cravings after lunch at work - just say no to sweets/treats in the afternoon, saying No to things that aren't interesting at family dinner, setting a good example for my son as he starts to eat with the family.  4. Fewer Aches and Pains, especially in neck and back
    5. Improved allergies - daily medicine not required
    6. Improved dandruff - no flakes!
    7. Fewer headaches - few and far between!
    8. Greater variety in cooking - to expose Noah!
    9. Better fitting clothes - no distractions, more confidence!
    10. Improved reproductive health - normal function.
    11. ABILITY TO MAINTAIN - complete a by-the-book reintroduction and document specific long-term food choices and goals. 
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    eIissa reacted to Pandora Black in Pandora’s Whole 30 log   
    Hello! Thanks for the well wishes, I’m back from the hospital and feeling much better. The food there was terrible and unhealthy, I’m really looking forward to getting back to the whole 30 which I will do tomorrow.
    Oh and I lost 17 lbs. I’ve gained a few back I’m sure from eating the crappy carb heavy hospital food.
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    eIissa reacted to Pandora Black in Pandora’s Whole 30 log   
    OMG! I just put on a pair of leggings that were way too small on me before I started the whole 30 and they fit! Obviously I haven’t weighed myself but I must have lost something significant to have gone down a whole size!!!
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    eIissa reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    Dinner was steak with dijon, with roasted veggies (cauli, celeriac, carrot, beets, radishes) with lemon and garlic tahini
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    eIissa reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    Huh, day 18 actually!
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    eIissa reacted to samieeddee27 in Fogo De Chao   
    I went to Fogo last night and had the BEST experience. I'm so glad I saw this thread before I went. Every single server was aware of what I could/couldn't have just like Johanna said (I think they have a system to subtly designate "special tables"). I was even given special options to order chicken, pork ribs, etc. just for us that were STILL brought over on the fancy carvers! The wonderful woman who helped me gave me this print-out that has ALL the dietary designations for the entire restaurant, salad bar included. The only thing they don't list is sugar, but that was easy enough to ask about. Hope it helps more people! 



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    eIissa got a reaction from Si-Ya in EIissa's Whole30 Log (5/23/19 - 6/22/19)   
    Day 3 down! 10% done already? Can't do my usual bulleted list format because I'm away from my computer for the long weekend, but today was smoked salmon, eggs, and potato hash with arugula and red onion; banana with almond butter as a preworkout; raspberries; shrimp with bean sprouts, stir-fry vegetables, mushrooms, chili-roasted pepitas, and coconut aminos; and grilled salmon with steamed broccoli and green beans (at a restaurant! I felt weird asking so many questions about how they prepared everything). 
    Exercise: a 20-minute jog around the pond in my neighborhood, and about 30-40 minutes of walking around town (total of ~12k steps). 
    Feelings: Today I actually felt more energized than I did on day 1 or 2, though that's probably because it isn't a workday. I felt happy with all of my food choices and am excited to see in my collage that I am cutting down on snacks (5 frames instead of 6!). Onward! 
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    eIissa reacted to SchrodingersCat in EIissa's Whole30 Log (5/23/19 - 6/22/19)   
    Boo, it's a crappy feeling. My first round I had to restart on day 5 because I was unwittingly (through my own carelessness) consuming sulphites. 
    I'd stick with this thread, having recently gone back during round 2 to refresh my memory of how my first round was, I was glad to have it all there in one place.
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    eIissa reacted to doubledee in EIissa's Whole30 Log (5/23/19 - 6/22/19)   
    Ugh, so sorry to hear it! At least you weren't too far in, so you're not pushing your end date back really far, but that is definitely a bummer. Here's to a successful second go at this!
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    eIissa reacted to doubledee in Whole30, Take Two   
    Day 14: Missed posting a couple of days, but they were compliant (food-wise) and involved lots of walking. It's been beautiful outside the last few days and I was taking advantage of it. Challenge for this weekend: Booze. Holiday weekend has meant several social occasions where I had to fend off offers of drinks, and it felt a big awkward doing so. Mostly not too hard to resist, but Thurs evening out with a group of friends at a bar that makes amazing-looking craft cocktails was a challenge. Powered through with my glass of water (with lemon!) and had a good time hanging out with friends anyway. But I do want to go back there once my Whole30 is over!
    Breakfast: Sauteed mushrooms and chicken sausage over cauliflower rice.
    Lunch: Curried chicken salad (made with yummy homemade mayo), mixed greens, strawberries.
    Dinner: Arctic char, green cauliflower, grilled mushrooms.
    Exercise: A good bit of walking (although didn't quite hit my daily goal of 10K steps today).
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    eIissa reacted to doubledee in Whole30, Take Two   
    Day 4. Feeling good. It's possible I didn't mess up my body quite as much these past few months as I thought, because I seem to be falling back into my Whole30 rhythm and fat-burning metabolism pretty quickly this second time around.
    Breakfast: Sauteed kale with caramelized onions and fried eggs (yuck, definitely sick of egg breakfasts already).
    Lunch: OMG deliciousness! I went out to lunch, which I was worried about, but then had an insanely good salad Nicoise with amazing fresh sushi-grade tuna, kalamata olives, purple potatoes, tons of good veggies and a hard-boiled egg (which, go figure, I found scrumptious at lunch time). I quizzed the restaurant about ingredients and verified that there was no sugar in the vinaigrette or the pickled jalapenos. I was worried about messing up at a restaurant but I think everything was kosher (so to speak). Salad picture attached because it was so darn good.
    Dinner: Leftover beef kebabs and roasted veggies, topped with homemade mayo and a few dashes of hot sauce, plus a small salad.
    Exercise: Walking. Not enough. Once my semester is done next week I am determined to work out more.
    And now it's almost midnight and I must to bed. Good night, all!

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    eIissa reacted to Si-Ya in Si's Whole 30   
    Yesterday there was spaghetti squash again fried in bacon grease with bacon (it was definitely better with the olive oil and more al dente style) with sauerkraut.
    For lunch I consumed compliant food that I honestly do not remember and for dinner had a sweet potato that I spiralized into curling fries and slices with an egg.
    Drinks: Water kefir and water.
    Today so far I've had a couple slices of cucumber with bacon and a local green covered in olive oil, lemon juice, celery salt and basil.
    For lunch I will have a half a cucumber with an egg and the rest of the local green (got it at the market and it is native to texas but do not recall the name). My memory is off due to a screaming child in the night throwing off the sleeping cycle a bit.
    Dinner will be zucchni squash either spiralized or liquified with nutritional yeast and lamb shoulder.
     
    I've been having some disrupted bowel movements and I'm not sure why on those since it is day nine now, but I think that can be normal as the body clears. I have not slipped on the diet and do not actually feel sick so I'll think of it as beautiful clearing. Going to take it easy today and just do stretches and walking as a workout. 
    Hope you are all doing well on your journey.
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    eIissa reacted to doubledee in EIissa's Whole30 Log (5/23/19 - 6/22/19)   
    Your food photography game is on point! Nice to be reminded how delicious the food we can have on Whole30 is (or at least looks)!
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    eIissa got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    It's inspiring to see that you're experiencing so much relief as a result of the program! Your diary is also inspiring me to try my hand at making chimichurri. 
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    eIissa reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019   
    I ended up using this recipe with compliant stock and ghee instead of butter and it was AMAZING!!!!
    https://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/crisp-potato-gratin/c834fe9e-d266-410b-8084-06362fa07f55