Amy_Michigan

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    Hobbies lately include: Watching netflix, watching Marvel movies with my husband, Bike riding, Walking on the treadmill, and reading. My favorite authors include Mauve Binchy, Susanna Kearsley, Deanna Raybourn, Kate Morton, and Tasha Alexander.

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  1. Well, the rest of day 1 didn't go exactly to plan, but it went well nonetheless. Lunch: Cucumber and leftover lentils in pasta sauce Dinner: Stir Fry Vegetables and Rice. I used the exact vegetables I wrote above and it was delicious over rice. Picked up groceries curbside- carried LOTS of bags up a few flights of stairs and then: Dinner Part 2 - Had more stir fry vegetables and rice (and some almonds) in order to make sure I would be full for the rest of the night. 2 glasses of green tea today and plenty of water.
  2. Mission "Eat Less Empty Calories" (Non-Whole 30 Log) - Day 1 Breakfast: Two eggs fried in coconut oil and a sliced apple Plans for lunch and dinner: Lunch: Roasted broccoli, Roasted Carrots, Leftover lentils in tomato pasta sauce. Dinner: Stir Fry Vegetables (green beans, mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, broccoli, ginger, garlic) with small amount of rice. Organic soymilk fortified with B12. (protein from veggies and soymilk)
  3. I had a semi-successful whole30 in 2019...didn't make it quite to 30 days, but close enough for me. I was and still am proud of myself. My last 100% compliant whole30 was back in 2014. I don't know why, but it was easier to be strict when Whole30 was new to me. I wanted to do a whole30 in August, but it did not go well due to birthdays and such. Sept 1st I transitioned to being mostly vegetarian (but I eat fish, eggs, and dairy). So, technically pescatarian. I have been struggling for awhile with eating too much sugar and dairy instead of focusing on nutritious vegetable
  4. M3. Zucchini Spaghetti. (But really I quarter the pieces of zucchini but whatev)
  5. Great job resisting the sweets! I'm so jealous of you swimming at the beach! I would have to travel 3.5 hours to get to a nice beach
  6. DAY 1 Okay, I am here. That is something. I am so tired and so hungry so I'm probably going to end up eating 4 meals today. M1: Apple & Almond Butter M2: Green Beans, Sweet potato, and Tuna patty (eggs, tuna, almond flour). The sweet potato and green beans were frozen and cooked up in the skillet in coconut oil. M3 is supposed to be zucchini spaghetti with ground beef in the sauce but I don't think I will make it until dinner time. Will probably need to eat some carrots/cucumber or a green smoothie with avocado/banana/spinach/carrot juice. --- I haven't tr
  7. Its midnight- the start of my August whole30! Ahhhh!!!!! Today was weird. I got my second occular migraine of my life. My vision had weird wavy/zigzag lines in the shape of a teardrop. It went away in about a half hour. I think they are usually caused by food, according to Google. But I have no idea what caused it. I had just eaten a pancake with butter and maple syrup. lol...not too many nitrates in bisquick I don't think. *Shrug*
  8. Good luck to you! I also have itchy-issues. I dont know of it's eczema..it appears as red inflamed small areas my fingers and toes when I eat certain foods..I haven't been able to pin it down either. Only happens 1-2× per month. Anyway, sounds like you're on the right path! Hope the next week goes well for you!
  9. M3: Chicken salad And omg I am soooooo hungry an hour later. I definitely will have to add sweet potatoes to my grocery list and have one with dinner any time my dinner is not very substantial. --- Today I watched the documentary called "What The Health" on Netflix. I've watched a lot of documentaries and read a lot of articles that are pro-paleo. I have been paleo off and on since 2014 when I completed my first whole30. But I have not been able to stick with it and then and my weight goes up and down. I'm thinking that after I get rid of all the junk during August for
  10. Pre-whole30 log for today (not going to be compliant, but I'm getting used to tracking): M1: 2 eggs cooked in butter (need to switch over to ghee Aug 1st!) M2: Apple with natural peanut butter (will switch to unsweetened almond butter soon!) Snack: Baby carrots with primal kitchen ranch (I think I will switch to oil and balsamic vinegar, Vanilla yogurt with frozen blueberries (going to miss yogurt!) I'm getting pumped for Aug 1st! I think my plan for tonight is a chicken salad..or tuna patties made with almond flour. Not sure yet!
  11. I am also into bike riding and I do yoga with my kids sometimes. I bought a new bike seat cushion as well, but I've had it over a month without installing it! Don't be like me. Hope you had a relaxing evening. You seem like you are doing a great job with food choices! Good luck with dinner!
  12. I did really well today in preparation for Aug 1st. You have no idea how much junk food I have been eating most days...soooo bad. I haven't officially started the whole30, but I'm trying to get used to eating more fruits and veggies and less bread and bagels. M1: Cereal...hopefully for the last time for 32+ days. M2: Green Smoothie Snacks: Apple, Crackers with wheat...hopefully for the last time for 32+days M3: Chicken Salad M4: Another Chicken salad with a hardboiled egg
  13. I am going to be starting a whole30 again. Soon! August 1st! Wahooo... The last few months have been WEIRD. Very weird. I started a new engineering job only 2 days before our office closed due to the coronavirus. I tried learning the ropes remotely (with my kids and husband at home all day) and I hated it and was getting pretty depressed about it so I quit. Thankfully, my husband saved me and "plan B" went into action... We switched roles and he is working full time and I'm the one home with the kids all day starting this fall when he starts teaching. Our public school district
  14. Good luck with your next whole30 round!