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    Amy_Michigan reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    @Jihanna, you're absolutely right, but I'm hurting. Like really hurting, and I'm really just hating how bad I feel. It's scaring me, I feel horrible to the point of crying, I've got a wicked headache and I'm just not motivated (or actually too scared) to eat anything that's not compliant. Honestly not sure when I'm going to try something again. Right now, I just want the pain to stop.
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    I get you! 100%!! What I don't get is why we don't have a hug emoji cuz I'd sent you one of those @Jihanna    
    I totally understood where you were leading me, and I LOVE your guidance! And you're right (again) of course. Once I start feeling better in a week or so, I'm going to want to try something else. Today? I just want to hide under the covers and burn this candle lol

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    Amy_Michigan reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    D37 and I'm not digging this reintroduction thing. I'm going to do a mini reset and then seriously consider what I'm going to add back. 
    So had a tiny glass of wine last week. Got up the next morning and ached all over. Drank a lot of water and, by the afternoon, I was fine. Tried honey and did okay but I'm not liking the taste of it in anything but tea. Fine; I'll put that one aside. Tried a 1/4 c of Lundgren's wild rice blend I had made for the family and got a lot of gut bloating, gas and leg swelling. I cooked it in bone broth I made at home, so not a lot of salt, but I felt it everywhere. Drank a lot of water, and by the next afternoon, I was better. Not great, but better.
    Saturday was my mother's 75th birthday so we drive to their house in the mountains, and rather than going out to eat, I cooked a fully compliant meal (she's was curious as to how Whole 30 food works) except for the Italian bread and birthday cake we had made for her (here's the picture). Vietnamese grilled pork chops, sauteed carrots, sauteed asparagus, roasted potatoes, salad with red onion, tomatoes, pears and walnuts in vinaigrette. It was delicious, and she loved it! Came time to cut the cake, and I had two bites. That was it. Two stupid bites. It was way too sweet for me so I gave my sliver of a slice to my husband who promptly 'saved me from the sugar dragon'! They only thing that mattered was Mom loved it, it was her favorite cake flavor and that she kept it. My husband helped pack it up so they could freeze half of it and save it for a treat in a couple months for their anniversary, and none of the cake came home with us. 
    All day yesterday, I was achy and lethargic. I drank a lot of water and rested but still feel like poo. I just want to sleep. Thank goodness I still have food prep from last week because I didn't get jack squat done yesterday.
    I don't feel my tiger blood. I don't feel as crummy as I did before Whole 30, but I don't feel great either. I'm going to stay compliant all week. We don't have plans for Labor Day weekend, except for a Braves baseball game on Sunday. I'll deal with the one meal when we get to the stadium, but so far, I'm just not finding a whole lot of my former non-compliant foods that my body is okay with.  
    So this week is a hard reset, and I'm not upset that I need this. Not one bit. I talked to my best friend about it, and she's in the same boat. So we're going to do this together, just like we did on W30. I'm looking forward to getting some of that tiger blood back!

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    Amy_Michigan reacted to Beckha99 in Starting July 16!! Successes and woes!   
    Day 31-
    Well I finished! I am happy, but also surprisingly numb. If I haven't mentioned it before, I am good at having a routine and guidelines. I feel like I am just floating around now without direction and it is only day 1 post whole30. It could be that I just came in from what felt like a hard run/walk, and I haven't eaten yet. I hope that is it. 
    So this morning I was excited to get my coffee and creamer back. It was in a word, underwhelming. I had my regular 2 cups with less creamer than normal because any sugar after 30 days of no sugar tastes like too much. I took my kids to school and went for my run/walk. In the span of 2 hours from the time I drank my coffee, my cramps are back, and my stomach feels just yucky. It is a possibility that I might have a slight dairy issue. I have no problem drinking iced tea to get my morning caffeine but the place where I got my tea no longer make it!!! URRRGGGG!!!
    When I was in the throws of the whole30, all I could think about what being done most of the time. You know, I wish I had this or that. Now this coffee situation makes me wonder if things are really worth it. Do I really want the coffee and creamer if it tastes kinda good, but then makes me feel gross? I don't think I do to be honest. That's a big epiphany for me. All day yesterday, I had my things planned for today. I get my coffee back in the am, eat compliant for all my meals and snacks, and then tonight I would get one glass of red wine and a little piece of dar chocolate. Then tomorrow back on the wagon 100%.  Now I am rethinking the wine and the chocolate with the way my body is already reacting. Let's see how this plays out. 
    Yesterday was super busy so I didn't get to post. It was nice not to dwell on it being the last day and all. I have a pain/stiffness between my neck and shoulder on my left side. I have tried everything to stretch it and work the knot out, but no luck. And as a result I did not sleep well last night, even though I was certainly tired. My sleep was fitful. Only got about 5.5 hours. That is the second time this week! It's a little irritating because I had been doing well on my sleep.  I am hoping it has to do with my period. When all else fails, blame it on the period. 
    Today I did weight myself. Originally I thought I would post it here. Until I weighed myself. Now, it isn't that I didn't lose weight. I did. I lost more weight then I thought I would. It is a good amount. It isn't that I am unhappy about it. The bottom line is that I am not satisfied yet with my weight loss. I am still "Obese" on the BMI. I feel better about how my body looks and feels, and that is a big step. It would be amazing if I could have just committed to 30 days and lost the entire 50lbs I needed to, but that isn't realistic. I need to work on staying positive and keeping on track. 
    Overall, I am happy I did round 2. The way my body and mind feel are worth so much. I have come a long way from where I was 30 days ago in all aspects. I feel more in control on my own body and mind. My anxiety and depression has taken a back seat. 
    I will keep posting as I continue on because I really enjoy the support here. I am going to keep on rolling!
     
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Day 30
    Thirty. There it is. 
    And I have a gosh dang nabbit cold! The allergy pill helped last night. I'm glad I took it, but I had trouble falling asleep. This morning my ears itch and my throat and nose are congested. Blech blech blechity blech. My face feels bloated. My throat skin feels puffy.
    No way in H am I stopping Whole30 right now.  
    But thank goodness I'm at this point because hopefully I can ride through this cold quickly and easily - something that rarely occurs when I'm eating my old ways and with my elevated inflammation markers.
    And the thought of reintro and feeling icky over some reaction is also unpleasant so I'm postponing it.
    I will, though, try to lay off all nut bars. I don't think they are helping the situation and there's no way I can even reintroduce them if I have never elimintated them.
    So....Congratulations to ME for making it do Day 30, but there's still more mountain to climb. I'm cool with it.
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Today is Day 30! We made it! Now, my husband is going to have to remember where he hid that stupid scale......
    I'm really excited to start today, and I'm super proud of my accomplishment! I have definitely reframed my food mindset, but I'm also now keenly aware of when I struggle. It's kind of cool! Without question, after these 30+ days (incl restart), I have a much healthier relationship with food and love how I feel overall. I still have a ways to go, and reintroduction is going to take a while, but it's okay. I've committed to the lifestyle! Cheers! (PS.... It's still my last day, so that's apple juice )

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    Amy_Michigan reacted to LadyWolf0926 in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    This is a great summation of the journey we've taken to get this far!! I love it!! And the kitchen sink sounds really good! We're almost there!! Just a few more days! 
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Day 27
    Day went well enough. It's late and I just put down my work. My energy was consistent and fairly even. I got tired in the early evening, but had some dinner and kept working. It's so beautiful out and I wish I could just be enjoying that, but I also want/need to get things going for work and I feel like I'm starting to get a handle on it. The family is going camping tomorrow only an hour away. I'm going to work most of the day and drive out there for the night and then come back early and work some more - it's not quite the same as going with, but .... it sure allows me some much needed time. 
    Again, I am so glad I am doing this and so glad I'm this far along and so hopeful that this is something I can maintain because I like feeling a bit more resilient and capable again.
    Breakfast; Zuchinni and eggs
    Lunch and Dinner: Kitchen Sink (ground beef, cabbage, onions)
    Snack: Handful of almonds
    I've got a bit more of the kitchen sink I can eat tomorrow at work. Not sure what I will cook up next. It really helped having my food at work in a large quantity so I could eat it over several days and I'd like to do that again. I've got some chicken, carrots, spaghetti squash - hmmm - that's not sounding particularly appealing. Oh well - I've got enough to get through tomorrow am and lunch. Off to bed.
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    OK, night got away from up because  we're heading interstate tomorrow morning, but I grilled some pork steaks and roasted some celeriac, cauliflower, and broccolini in olive oil with some lemon tahini. 
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    R1D25 (36) Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike, guess what day it is. Guess. What. Day. It. Is! Huummmp Daaaayyy!! Lol! (This commercial cracks me up)
    Slept like a freaking log last night except with a little wake up in the middle of the night. The new diffuser was terrific! I used doTERRA's Console blend, and even the hubs said it helped him. I'm back to sleeping with the TV on; I was having some super bizarre dreams with it off. I guess the quiet gave my ADHD brain too much space to play. Kind of like leaving a toddler unattended for five minutes. 
    Client lunch was great! We went into the little town near their office and ate at a new bistro that served organic, grass fed locally sourced ingredients. They were easily able to make minor adjustments to my lunch to keep it compliant, and the owner/chef had some really great menu options.
    Then right next door, there was a sweet shop that made homemade pralines and some other artisanal treats I won't torture you by describing. I wanted to get a little something for my family, so I walked in and was immediately overpowered by the sugar smell. I knew I had detoxed from sugar, but to have it smell so strong that it was sickening was really surprising. I grabbed a couple things for the guys and headed out of there without craving a single thing in the store; I'm not a big sweets fan anyway. I kept hearing Wilford Brimley's voice in my head saying 'diabeetus'. It's a cute little shop, and I'll visit there again for something special or gifts.
    Back in to the office tomorrow and meetings with my boss. He usually wants to go out for lunch when we have planning sessions for the next quarter, so I'm going to bring in an extra Vietnamese beef stew for him. That way we can work thru lunch and not worry about finding something close by that's compliant. Since I'm within my last week before reintro, I'm finding it a little harder to stay the course; I'm just trying to remove as much temptation as possible. 
    I was up a little earlier than normal to help the hubs get ready for his meetings today, so I used the extra time and made some homemade spicy Italian sausage. It smelled so good, I cooked some up and had it with my eggs for breakfast. Yeah..... I'm making that again! I'm really enjoying making my own sausage and knowing what's in it. Plus I can adjust the seasonings to my family's tastes; it's a lot easier than I thought. I'm seriously considering trying to make some Greek loukaniko this weekend. I think the sausage making is taking the place of the bread baking I used to do; it has the same de-stressing feel to it.
    Breakfast - sunny side up eggs with spicy Italian sausage; coffee with Nut Pods
    Lunch - Paleo kale salad with chicken and oil/vinegar dressing; crispy roasted brussel sprout petals tossed in fresh lemon juice
    Dinner - herbed pork loin roast with pan au jus; ghee roasted potatoes with za'atar seasoning; sauteed carrots
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    I'm so excited about not having vertigo that I just committed to a 7am fitness class next week hahah. Yikes!
    I'm so not sure on the tummy, food definitely hasn't changed, and a virus wouldn't be so selective about time. I guess I'll just ride it out! Odd that it almost coincides with the lack of vertigo, so maybe you're on to something there with the overload!
    OK, I've told my Momma that I'm on a restricted diet, and have volunteered as designated driver. I'm picking the restaurant for dinner, and have about as much control over the food as I'm going to get
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    Blergh, bit of a chunky tummy today. I don't know how else to explain it, I sometimes get this feeling like my stomach is full of jagged pokey rocks. Not super painful or anything, just really uncomfortable. Don't know what causes it!
    Had a bit more tummy trouble again last night, so maybe I have a bug. Weird that it only happens of an evening though!
    I'm off to Adelaide this weekend to get our house there ready to rent out, and I'm staying at my parents and spending one night on an air mattress at the house. I don't think I have a hope of staying compliant, but I'll do my best to avoid what I can. Food freedom, right?? I'm not going to drink, though - the vodka didn't go down well and I'm loving the lack of vertigo. 
    I'll be able to sort my own breakfasts and lunch, so that's all good. The 2 dinners will be a challenge to an extent, though I've floated taking the family out for dinner on the Saturday so I'll dig up something close to compliant on the menu. I might wrangle so I cook on the Sunday night, and keep that compliant too. Mum does love to cook for us though...
    Anyway.
    Meal 1: Spicy Kraut and hot smoked salmon
    Meal 2: White chilli chicken soup
    Meal 3: Not sure, actually! I can't remember what's in the freezer... if I had thought, I'd have pulled out the chicken cutlets for crispy skinned chicken, but I didn't, boo.
     
     
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to LeslieW in LeslieW's Whole 30 life   
    Just checking in with myself.  This week has been good whole30 wise.  I've kept to the plan.  I continue to be challenged by knit night but it's getting better. 
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to Beckha99 in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    I have the same feeling about ending at 30. I WANT to keep feeling great, but I also want to have a glass of wine. I don't think that these 2 things are really accomplished at the same time.  made these whole30 approved hotdogs, saurkraut, and roasted potatoes. It was the first time we tried the hot dogs (no buns obviously), and they were kinda gross. Very tough, and chewy. And I just kept thinking I can't wait until my options aren't so limited. Not a good thought going into the last few days. 
    I think I need more time. I feel good and I am sure a dropped a little weight, but I think my mental state with food is still unstable. I am good when I put training plans and restrictions in place for myself. In the absence of something organized, I act like a hot mess (for eating and working out). I feel like I am going to eat a piece of bread when it is over, and I am going to go immediately back to my old body/mental/energy state. This is a really hard part. 
    I am trying to work on really concentrating on how my body FEELS instead of how it looks. I know I still have a lot of weight to lose, but it is easier when I have the energy to get out and walk/run/swim. Let's hope it works!
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Day 25 Recap:
    Couldn't sit crosslegged today because my right knee was a little swollen and would have gotten stuck or tweaked, but in the evening I was able to sit crosslegged so that's good. I'll make sure to take my turmeric (Curapro) every morning and evening. I like being off the allergy pills, but I can tell the difference - not with allergies, but just like an adapting in my foggy head and stuffy body. It's another reason I hope not to end on 30 days.
    Today, however, I did a really lousy job eating and my mood is clearly telling me that I should plan better tomorrow. I'm crabby and tired and grumpy and worn down. Granted, it was a long day and a lot of back and forthing through traffic and then tasks at home and making food for a potluck tomorrow.
    What did I eat today?
    Breakfast: Halibut and greens
    Lunch: Halibut and greens
    The above sounded pretty good, but really I had more of a brunch and merged the two together.
    Dinner: Rock Cornish Hen, Nut Bar
    WHERE are the veggies???? There were none. I did just eat some beet chips when I sat down at the computer. They're not the same as a plate of cooked veggies, but they are dried beets which must have some value or fiber or something.
    My mood is interesting. It's also late so I'd better get to bed. I am NOT ready for work in the morning. I wanted to have LOTS done so I could be ahead of things and be able to delegate so I could work on other stuff. Ha. Not gonna happen. Maybe I'll get something done in the morning. Maybe not. But I did do lots of things today and....
    Hey - I have to say that my grumpy mood is recent - like around 7:30 it happened.  Around 6:00, I was in a splendid mood, thinking about signing up for dance classes, music classes, buying a new bike where the gears don't shift so I can go biking for miles and miles.....what a shift in mood! I do think it was because I hadn't eaten properly. Lesson learned (I hope).
     
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to LadyWolf0926 in Amy's Whole 30 Log Starting July 15, 2019   
    It sounds like you had a good run! And the not eating fast food is a big NSV! You had a lot on your plate, and you held strong! Good job!!
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to Emma in Amy's Whole 30 Log Starting July 15, 2019   
    Oh, I do love Taco Bell tacos. I never did, but this last year someone brought some over. They were tasty and crunchy and salty and so cheap! Hope you enjoyed them and hope to still see you around. Your body is 28 days cleaner than it was before. That's a pretty nice treat.
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    Amy_Michigan got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    The beef stew sounds delicious!  Hope you found a good movie.  I watched half of First Man on HBO Now.  I’m glad I didn’t want to grow up to be an astronaut or this movie would have squashed that dream showing how difficult preparations for the moon landing were.  It’s a pretty good movie though so far..just long.
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    Amy_Michigan got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in Amy's Whole 30 Log Starting July 15, 2019   
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    Well, it is Day 29 and I had TACO BELL.  3 hard shell tacos...  I still want to see how everyone else does with their Whole30, so I'm going to be checking in on you all and commenting!  I guess my reintro is going to start with corn, soy, a teeny tiny gluten/wheat, and a little bit of over-processed cheese... ::rolling my eyes at myself. ::   I over-spent over the weekend and didn't have any money left for groceries on my prepaid "budgeting" card... And I left for work this morning without making breakfast or packing a lunch!  I had six dollars left on my prepaid card and spent it on my tacos.  I was starving.  I have other credit cards and a bank debit card, but I don't carry those in my purse because of my spending issues.  Note to self for future:   stay prepared with groceries!!!!  I definitely do NOT plan to be visiting Taco Bell on a regular basis.  I will consider this an emergency, even though it was brought on by poor planning.
    I've never had trouble with digestive issues, so I wasn't really stressing "reintro" as one of my main reasons for doing the Whole30.  I was doing it to try to eat healthier foods and cut back on the fast-food (and to start a healthy lifestyle that could continue helping me to lose weight and keep it off).  I ended my whole30 with fast food, BUT I went 28 days without it, so I know I have accomplished A LOT and I plan to keep going after a little break and decide whether I want to do another W30 or a stricter AIP W30.  My face still has red patches around my nose, so to help skin issues I may need to try AIP for 30 days to see if it will help since my skin issues could be related to my Lupus. If AIP does help, that would definitely help my motivation to continue my new healthy lifestyle!   I will start a brand new post on here if I decide to start another W30 after my undetermined break period.
    Taco Shell Ground corn, vegetable oil (soybean, corn and/or cottonseed oil), oat fiber. [certified vegan]   Seasoned Beef Beef, water, seasoning [cellulose, chili pepper, maltodextrin, salt, oats (contains wheat), soy lecithin, spices, tomato powder, sugar, onion powder, citric acid, natural flavors (including smoke flavor), torula yeast, cocoa, disodium inosinate & guanylate, dextrose, lactic acid, modified corn starch], salt, sodium phosphates. Contains: Soy, Wheat Cheddar Cheese Cheddar cheese (cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes, annatto (VC)), anti-caking agent. Contains: Milk [certified vegetarian]
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    Amy_Michigan got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in Amy's Whole 30 Log Starting July 15, 2019   
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    Well, it is Day 29 and I had TACO BELL.  3 hard shell tacos...  I still want to see how everyone else does with their Whole30, so I'm going to be checking in on you all and commenting!  I guess my reintro is going to start with corn, soy, a teeny tiny gluten/wheat, and a little bit of over-processed cheese... ::rolling my eyes at myself. ::   I over-spent over the weekend and didn't have any money left for groceries on my prepaid "budgeting" card... And I left for work this morning without making breakfast or packing a lunch!  I had six dollars left on my prepaid card and spent it on my tacos.  I was starving.  I have other credit cards and a bank debit card, but I don't carry those in my purse because of my spending issues.  Note to self for future:   stay prepared with groceries!!!!  I definitely do NOT plan to be visiting Taco Bell on a regular basis.  I will consider this an emergency, even though it was brought on by poor planning.
    I've never had trouble with digestive issues, so I wasn't really stressing "reintro" as one of my main reasons for doing the Whole30.  I was doing it to try to eat healthier foods and cut back on the fast-food (and to start a healthy lifestyle that could continue helping me to lose weight and keep it off).  I ended my whole30 with fast food, BUT I went 28 days without it, so I know I have accomplished A LOT and I plan to keep going after a little break and decide whether I want to do another W30 or a stricter AIP W30.  My face still has red patches around my nose, so to help skin issues I may need to try AIP for 30 days to see if it will help since my skin issues could be related to my Lupus. If AIP does help, that would definitely help my motivation to continue my new healthy lifestyle!   I will start a brand new post on here if I decide to start another W30 after my undetermined break period.
    Taco Shell Ground corn, vegetable oil (soybean, corn and/or cottonseed oil), oat fiber. [certified vegan]   Seasoned Beef Beef, water, seasoning [cellulose, chili pepper, maltodextrin, salt, oats (contains wheat), soy lecithin, spices, tomato powder, sugar, onion powder, citric acid, natural flavors (including smoke flavor), torula yeast, cocoa, disodium inosinate & guanylate, dextrose, lactic acid, modified corn starch], salt, sodium phosphates. Contains: Soy, Wheat Cheddar Cheese Cheddar cheese (cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes, annatto (VC)), anti-caking agent. Contains: Milk [certified vegetarian]
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    Amy_Michigan got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    Hope you figured out a good meal 3!  I’m rooting for you!  I hope everyone that is on here that came from yo-yoing weight (including me) can just find a new healthier norm for life...it’s that simple, right?  (I wish.. but it certainly helps that I have found like minded people trying to be healthy everyday.)
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to SchrodingersCat in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    I didn't think it would be the Brocc - I basically live on cruciferous veg without any issues! It's quite strange because nothing has changed. Maybe just a mild bug?
    My big wake up on the yoyo was being told that trying to get blood out of my veins was like "trying to nail jelly to a wall" because they've been affected by my fat-thin-fat-thin think. It's SO bad for me and it just has to stop. But my terrible habits are so ingrained, that I can only seem to eat right when following a very strict set of rules. Hence my Whole 30-ing, but I know I need to really adjust my habits for life.
    So today I'm pretty flat out and won't get my lunch time walk in, but that's ok. It happens. 
    Meal 1: Egg bake and spicy kraut
    Meal 2: White chilli chicken soup
    Meal : ?!?!? Who knows.
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    R1D24 (35) Ahhhhh...... Tuesday!! And it wasn't a Monday redux! Thank goodness! I'm exhausted, tho. I went to bed early and slept great, but yesterday was just too much. At least that's what I thought until I got in to work. One of the gals at the other agency in the same building and I were chatting, and it turns out her daughter's fiance was getting testing for colon cancer yesterday when I was dealing with the IRS. Not something anyone would want to go thru - much less a 20-something year old young man. Suddenly, my crappy day yesterday wasn't such a big deal. Everything in perspective, right? Good news is he's okay; no cancer!
    Rest of the day was good, and I got caught up on calls and marketing from yesterday. My boss was out, and it was relatively quiet. I love days like today! I also got a new diffuser for the house, and I can't wait to run it tonight at bedtime. There's a 10 hour setting on it that cycles on/off every 5 minutes. Definitely going to try it!
    Getting ready for reintroduction next week, and oh my goodness! Only 6 more days..... and it feels like it's going at a snail's pace. After looking at the reintro options, I've decided on slow roll. The fast track just seems like too much, too soon for me. I really want to be able to isolate individual foods, and slow roll is the only way I can think to do that successfully for what I'm trying to accomplish. Right now, I'm just writing down all the foods I want to try; then, I'll set my schedule.  
    Traveling to a client's office tomorrow for a lunch meeting. There's lots of bistros by their office, so we're actually going to look at some menus before heading out. They know I'm Whole 30 and want to be sure where we eat is "safe". It's one of my favorite clients, and I can't wait to make the quarterly visit!
    Tonight I get to have a little R&R, which I'm really looking forward to. One of my friends sent me two movies to watch on his shared server, and I think I'll dive into one of those before bedtime. The hubs is tiling the guest bath tonight, so it's ladies choice on the movie! Yay!
    Breakfast - scallion omelette with homemade chorizo and veggies; strawberries; coffee with Nut Pods
    Lunch - Vietnamese beef stew; strawberries
    Dinner - salmon patties with lemon garlic aioli; sauteed brussel sprouts; Chinese five spice sweet potatoes; coconut water
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    Amy_Michigan reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Oh, that negative voice is a beast. And it is funny because I really don't care what others say and yet maybe I do because they are another piece of data - when others notice then it validates this process (not validates my efforts, but validates the things I'm noticing about myself). Yes - and I have the same negative thoughts about being so huge....Dumb stuff.  But I FEEEEEEEL better and I like how my shirts are hanging differently on me. I don't feel so huge. I don't love the mirrors though because they often contradict how I'm feeling, but then again, I think about how the marbling of the fat around my internal organs might be lessening and so that is something far better than something the mirror could show me.
    And I am SO glad I'm doing this and am so far along. My physical body and my mental body is so much healthier now than before I started and so I'm no longer battling myself or feeling ugly because I can't get things done. Now the challenge is the task, not me.
    Fourth week. It is pretty darn cool how fast it has gone (and how slow it was in the beginning!)
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    Amy_Michigan got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in Amy's Whole 30 Log Starting July 15, 2019   
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    Well, it is Day 29 and I had TACO BELL.  3 hard shell tacos...  I still want to see how everyone else does with their Whole30, so I'm going to be checking in on you all and commenting!  I guess my reintro is going to start with corn, soy, a teeny tiny gluten/wheat, and a little bit of over-processed cheese... ::rolling my eyes at myself. ::   I over-spent over the weekend and didn't have any money left for groceries on my prepaid "budgeting" card... And I left for work this morning without making breakfast or packing a lunch!  I had six dollars left on my prepaid card and spent it on my tacos.  I was starving.  I have other credit cards and a bank debit card, but I don't carry those in my purse because of my spending issues.  Note to self for future:   stay prepared with groceries!!!!  I definitely do NOT plan to be visiting Taco Bell on a regular basis.  I will consider this an emergency, even though it was brought on by poor planning.
    I've never had trouble with digestive issues, so I wasn't really stressing "reintro" as one of my main reasons for doing the Whole30.  I was doing it to try to eat healthier foods and cut back on the fast-food (and to start a healthy lifestyle that could continue helping me to lose weight and keep it off).  I ended my whole30 with fast food, BUT I went 28 days without it, so I know I have accomplished A LOT and I plan to keep going after a little break and decide whether I want to do another W30 or a stricter AIP W30.  My face still has red patches around my nose, so to help skin issues I may need to try AIP for 30 days to see if it will help since my skin issues could be related to my Lupus. If AIP does help, that would definitely help my motivation to continue my new healthy lifestyle!   I will start a brand new post on here if I decide to start another W30 after my undetermined break period.
    Taco Shell Ground corn, vegetable oil (soybean, corn and/or cottonseed oil), oat fiber. [certified vegan]   Seasoned Beef Beef, water, seasoning [cellulose, chili pepper, maltodextrin, salt, oats (contains wheat), soy lecithin, spices, tomato powder, sugar, onion powder, citric acid, natural flavors (including smoke flavor), torula yeast, cocoa, disodium inosinate & guanylate, dextrose, lactic acid, modified corn starch], salt, sodium phosphates. Contains: Soy, Wheat Cheddar Cheese Cheddar cheese (cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes, annatto (VC)), anti-caking agent. Contains: Milk [certified vegetarian]