Mariina

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  1. Mariina

    Started June 26-- Day 14!

    Day 22: Today has been a weird one... So Aunt Flo left 2 days ago (lol) and today I have had a lot of emotions inside of me. First off, I had very low energy this morning and had to force myself to get ready and not lay down. It was actually to the point where I set my alarm for 2 minutes and just laid there in an attempt to regain mental/physical energy to get ready. My dad got to visit me for a few hours (he lives about 3-4 hours away) so that was cool, and I was happy and fine while he was here, but he left around 1:30. Then, I had to get just a few things done which shouldn't have been a problem.... but I'm feeling impatient and angry inside and feel like crying. Hormones, why so annoying?? I ate really well yesterday and today so I am curious if it's just cause of my period ending. For some more info, because of my birth control I haven't had my period in like 4-5 years except once 3 months ago and now this previous week. Maybe I'm just not used to the fluctuation in hormones. Bleh. Also, my sugar dragon says hello (must... stray... from temptations... XD) Breakfast: 3 eggs, bell peppers, onion, coconut oil, hot sauce, seasoning, a banana, coffee with coconut cream Lunch (restaurant): 6 oysters in lemon juice, shrimp, scallops, salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt/pepper, herbal tea Snack: a few strawberries, cherry Larabar **Haven't had dinner yet, but probably will be (all previously cooked in evoo) ground chicken, broccoli, brussels sprouts, ghee, seasoning, maybe something sweet... we'll see **FYI evoo = extra virgin olive oil
  2. Mariina

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    I applause you for being straightforward with yourself and starting over! YOU CAN DO THIS!! I hope you have amazing camping trip and an easier time staying dedicated after this little bump. I honestly think you'll feel even better once you get to the new Day 30 now, since it'll pretty much be 44 days of clean! I really liked Jihanna's view of a Whole45.
  3. Mariina

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    Hmm, it was a review on Amazon about a book that came out in 2009 by Melissa..? Maybe their comment was outdated haha! Good to know, I'm definitely gonna look into getting it!
  4. Mariina

    Started June 26-- Day 14!

    Day 20: This previous weekend was Pride in my city, so I didn't have the time to come on here and update. Look who didn't cheat! It wasn't difficult to not cheat actually, I have been having an easy time saying no thanks and my friends have all been so nice to me and keep giving me props for sticking with it! They keep offering food and apologizing or feeling bad for eating around me and I'm always like "trust me you're fine, don't feel bad!" I don't want people to feel bad for MY choice to stay away from whatever they are having. Actually, I know I under-ate at points which wasn't the best but I brought snacks and bought a banana and apple chips at different points when I was hungry and couldn't find other compliant food... Better than nothing and better than cheating by eating the pizza and chimichangas my friends had! On Saturday I was telling people I was on Day 17, and on Sunday realized I was actually on Day 19 at that point which was awesome! It felt like I skipped a day and became one day closer to the reintroduction, which part of me doesn't want to come yet... who would have thought I'd ever say that?! So, now that it is Monday I've come back to reality and woke up, went grocery shopping and ran some errands, then meal prepped a bunch of food for a few hours! Breakfast: 3 eggs on top of lettuce, cooked in coconut oil, crushed tomatoes, Valentina's hot sauce, seasoning Lunch (late): Zucchini, cauliflower mixed with other veggies (pre-chopped, like cauliflower rice), ground turkey cooked in evoo, ghee, some strawberries with a little coconut cream Dinner (about to eat): Shrimp cooked in coconut oil on top of lettuce, seasoning, coconut milk as dressing
  5. Mariina

    Started June 26-- Day 14!

    Thank you so much for this response!! I feel like I connect with it a lot. Yes I just told myself that I would go as much as I can without the allergy pills, because I also realized I don't want my body to be fully reliant on them anyways. And so far it's actually shown me I don't need them daily like how I had been taking them before!! But I agree, once it becomes miserable I definitely think it's worth it for me to take one, cause I'm not trying to sneeze 15x straight with watery itchy eyes! It's cool to hear that you did see changes in your allergies. It makes me believe that if I stick with a similar lifestyle after my program that maybe I too will eventually see those results. Not everything can be fixed in 30 days haha especially after years of consuming whatever is making it worse. I will remember that: the long run pays off!!
  6. Mariina

    Started June 26-- Day 14!

    Very true, thanks for the reminder that this can't always be the answer to ALL of our issues. I had gotten an allergy test where they give you a bunch of tiny scratches on your back and wait a while to see if any flare up, which they didn't.
  7. Mariina

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    This was so helpful, thanks! Something online said that some of the information is outdated because the Food Freedom Forever book came out years ago. But it did say that the rest is still very great for helping people gain food freedom and a better relationship with food. They weren't dogging the book at all, just saying some of the info we know now isn't the most accurate. So, I wasn't sure if it was worth it to get the book or not... it sounds like it actually might be.
  8. Mariina

    Started June 26-- Day 14!

    Day 17 Morning: I scheduled an OrangeTheory workout class with my friend I cooked dinner with last night for this morning. I took the time to french braid my hair, so I wanted to use the excuse of time to just eat a banana before my workout. But, I know that Melissa says that your pre-workout mini meals should be protein and fat, so I knew I'd be going against what I knew I should actually do, because I want my body to run off of fat NOT the sugar from the banana. I looked at the clock and realized that I had 10 minutes, so I quickly whipped up 2 eggs in coconut oil, put hot sauce and seasoning on it and guacamole on the side, ate it and went to my workout! I had a really great one, too! It was my second time working out during this program which sucks to say, but I've been struggling to get back into it once I got back from traveling for like 2 months. It's much nicer to have a friend to go with and keep you accountable. Then, once I got home I ate my banana and now I'm eating the small amount of ground chicken I had left, Ailene's sausage (the only one at my Ralph's that has no sugar but I forget the name), zucchini, snow peas, seasoning and some spicy sesame oil on top. The veggies/chicken originally cooked in evoo. It's so good!! I'm going to a happy hour with some friends later and I'm gonna enjoy that water haha! I will be back soon with an update for the rest of my day.
  9. Mariina

    Started June 26-- Day 14!

    Day 16 (written on Day 17): So the night of Day 15, I sat there and thought "how do I feel at this moment?" And i realized my nose was stuffed and when I breathe in through it, it still doesn't sound clear. This is a bit of a bummer because one of my goals with whole30 is to see if my foods are causing my constantly having a stuffy nose (for years). The book made me realize that so many of us eventually consider allergies our "new normal" and we forget that they are NOT! Hopefully this will improve as I move forward with the program. Now today for dinner, I went to my friend's house and we cooked the grilled coconut-curry chicken from page 230 of the Whole30 book. She's not even doing whole30 and she loves it, even said she'll be making it again!! It was delish. I also realized coconut cream is heavenly.. I'll have to limit myself haha! I do think it's a perfect alternative to normal whipped cream! And I love coconut. So, throughout this process I have been trying to not use my allergy pills or ibuprofen, which has been going well. I've only had to use my allergy pills twice (about 2 weeks apart which is great) and ibuprofen 3 times. I know they are technically not whole30 compliant, but like everyone says, our health is the main goal and if I can't stop sneezing and my nose and eyes are leaking, I'm gonna take the pill. Also, only having taken ibuprofen 3 times in 17 days is a lot better for me, because I normally depend on it way more often. And I'm on my period so my hips have been hurting and I was going to a workout class this morning so didn't want the aching to get in my way. Breakfast: eggs mixed with ground chicken, bell peppers, onion, jalape├▒os, cooked in coconut oil, with valentina's hot sauce and seasonings. Veggies/ground chicken originally cooked in olive oil/coconut oil Lunch: shrimp cooked in olive oil over lettuce, seasoning, coconut milk as dressing Dinner: grilled coconut-curry chicken (pg. 230 of Whole30), brussels sprouts with evoo and seasonings, totally had some coconut cream on a spoon, too.
  10. Mariina

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    Wow, you brought up a great topic. I had to ask for clarification on the whole not-looking-at-foods-as-good-or-bad topic. I stopped reading the Whole30 book once I got to the reintroduction chapter because I didn't feel like it had to do with me in that moment, being a whole month away from the reintroduction phase. I'd rather wait until I get closer to the end (I'm on Day 16). I think I'll have a more confident view of this topic once I read it. I have a strong feeling it'll be a game changer for me, since one of my issues before starting whole30 was feeling guilty over the food choices I would make. Okay, maybe I should start reading it a bit sooner. My sister is one of those "ew, McDonald's is fake food I haven't eaten it in TEN YEARS" (acting all high and mighty ha) types of people. And I sit there like ....well I like Mcdonald's.. as if I should be ashamed. The stigma and judgement around it bothers me as well. I think that's a smart way to look at it-- dairy doesn't sit well, say it causes bloating or whatever. But a McDonalds burger and fries doesn't leave you feeling gross, in fact you feel fine! So I think this is a great example of giving yourself that food freedom and enjoying that burger, guilt-free, every once in a while! I'll be curious as to whether or not I'll want it once I'm done with the program. At the moment, I don't crave it.
  11. Mariina

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/Whole30-Day-Daily-Guide-Success/dp/1328839230/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1562870520&sr=8-3 The flexibound is just like a normal paperback book and 13ish dollars, which I think is worth it. I don't know why the "paperback" version is like 10$ more. And I agree on how it can get dull, I think it might because I'm not really a journal person to begin with so forcing myself to write in a journal feels a bit tedious to me. BUT it's a good way for me to self reflect and it has you rate your energy for the day, sleep quality, what could have gone better/what went well, non-scale victories for the day, and more. Worth it.
  12. Mariina

    Started June 26-- Day 14!

    Thanks! It was so good with the coconut milk, too. I feel like shrimp is one of the foods many of us forget about or don't realize is so easy to make at home. Other than pulling off the outside (cheaper than the ones already prepared) it takes way less time than making meat!
  13. Mariina

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    It is so much more fun interacting with others! I found myself getting bored of writing in the Day by Day Guide, because it felt like I was just forcing myself to write something in the same format every day.. I appreciate the book though because it has daily tips and hacks, what's "normal" to feel physically/mentally during that period of the timeline, "extra credit" goals for the day, etc. But the writing part got dull to just do on its own. So I like doing both. Even though you've already started the program, I think you might find the guide helpful, too!
  14. Mariina

    Started June 26-- Day 14!

    July 10 Day 15: Breakfast: 3 eggs, chopped bell peppers and scallions, cooked in coconut oil with seasonings and Valentina's hot sauce (my go-to) and sweet potato cooked in coconut oil / salt Lunch: Banana, cashews (Didn't feel very good, but knew I had to eat something) Dinner: Shrimp cooked in coconut oil over lettuce with coconut milk as dressing and seasonings (delish!) and spaghetti squash with pesto REFLECTION: Although i didn't have the appetite for a full lunch, I'm still happy with my food choices today. It's my time of the month so I haven't felt very good and some bloating, but not from food. It's easy for me to have that egg breakfast pretty much every day cause I love it and egg yolk. If you haven't tried chopping up sweet potatoes in tiny cubes and cooking it in coconut oil then putting salt, you need to! A definite "where has this been all my life?!" I am extremely pleased with my dinner! I don't get shrimp super often, but it's so easy to make and delicious so I will more now, especially while on sale. I try to switch up my protein sources throughout my meals.
  15. Mariina

    Started June 26-- Day 14!

    Yes! Our ability to take a situation and move forward with it instead of stewing on any negativity is just as important. This can be a tough mindset for people to switch over (definitely one I have dealt with throughout my life) but is extremely necessary! I'm sure/hope it will come naturally during my reintroduction. Now is the time to engrain this into my mindset.. Thank you!