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  1. LadyWolf0926

    Amy's Log for 2020

    Love your goal setting!! I hadn't done that and now am wishing I had. Feel like I'm pulling teeth right now, so I'm going to take a page from your planning book and set those out for myself this weekend. Good job, Amy! You got this girl!
  2. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2020

    R2D3: Three days down, twenty-eight to go **insert sarcastic two thumbs up**. My son has hit the KATT phase a little early, so he's a 'gem' to be around I'm feeling a little grumpy myself, but that could also be work stress. I'm such an emotional eater that sticking to W30 right now is just so freaking hard with all the external stress. Meal planning and prep is crucial to my success, and I'm slipping a little more than I'd like in that area right now. I'd planned to do more food prep this afternoon when I got home from work, but I was so tired that I just fell asleep when I sat down. Thank goodness I'd gotten dinner prepped and ready. I have more work tonight and more mid-day meetings tomorrow. My boss (bless his heart) is trying to minimize my level of bombardment, but there's still so much to do. Good thing is I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and if I can just push thru these next two weeks, it should start letting up. In the meantime, back to work I go M1: chorizo con papas omelette; strawberries; black coffee M2: herbed cross rib roast; zucchini and yellow squash saute; mandarins Snack: Chomps stick M3: Korean grilled pork chops (no soy); ghee roasted carrots; mandarin
  3. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2020

    R2D2: Good day today! Much better and the refrigerator is fixed. Yay! I'm starting to get sluggish, so I know I'm on the right track. Slept really well last night, so I'm hoping I can get back to sleeping soundly (consistently) like I was during R1 soon! Fingers crossed! Meetings tomorrow, so I've got my meals planned and ready to go. So easy to get knocked off track with all the traveling right now. And cravings have kicked in, so I'm battling that. My son is hanging in there and doing pretty well. He started getting headaches today, and we're working through that. Gave him some of my Chomps sticks to give him a compliant snack that helps keep him away from the cookies and chips at his office or the snack machines in between classes. He's feeling very tired too. M1: Chorizo omelette; strawberries; black coffee M2: Baked chicken wings with lemon pepper seasoning; green beans sauteed with ghee and paleo powder; tangerines M3: grilled strip steak; ghee roasted potatoes; zucchini and yellow squash saute; tangerine
  4. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2020

    Thanks! M3 really was! Here the chicken recipe I made sure the balsamic vinegar was compliant. Super easy and family gave it two thumbs up! M1 and M2 were technically compliant but definitely not to template. Sort of a mish-mash of what I could put my hands on that didn't knock me off course, and since my first round, I have compliant meals often. Thank goodness for leftovers!
  5. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2020

    R2D1: First day back, and from the word "go", it seemed like everything threatened to derail my restart. I forgot to thaw the chorizo I made for breakfast, I accidentally left the london broil on the counter overnight and then the refrigerator decided to leak water all over the kitchen. Twice. I still had lunches to pack to get the family out of the house, and my meetings were supposed to start at 10 AM. I honestly thought about putting off my restart another day, but I sucked it up, got my husband to help and by 8:30, everything was mostly back in hand. I'm happy I stuck to my guns, and in spite of being completely annoyed the whole day, I feel like at least one thing (my Whole 30) went very right today. M1: Smoked pork butt with 2 eggs and Primal Kitchen BBQ sauce; black coffee M2: Shredded "taco" chicken with cauliflower rice; 2 tangerines M3: Tuscan balsamic chicken; ghee roasted carrots; zucchini and yellow squash saute
  6. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2020

    Here we go!! Went through R1 last August, did great, love the program and completed "slow roll" reintroduction after the holidays. Had amazing results, terrific NSV's and, frankly, was a little scared of reintroduction. What we found out is that my dietary lifestyle changes will have to incorporate Whole 30 rules most of the time. I'm actually very okay with that. Reintroduction was a huge eye opener as to what was wreaking havoc on my body and causing systemic inflammation. Through trial and error, we reintroduced foods individually and then in combinations. Some were so bad, I ended up in bed or couldn't leave the house. Dairy ended up sending me to the doctor. All these things for decades had been upsetting my system, and I just chalked it up to "normal". It's not. And I feel it all over. I ache, I'm exhausted, I'm stressed, I'm bloated, I'm not sleeping well....etc etc etc. I'm craving my "tiger blood"; I need my 7+ hours of sleep again. So my son and I are going full reset beginning Monday, and I am so ready. Food prep and shopping lists have begun. Can't wait to begin again!
  7. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    @Emma, okay....the wraps were good but yeah.... not SWYPO (lol) They were very pliable, and I get why they're linked to the rule, but I don't see these becoming something I can't stop eating. You can definitely taste the coconut, which for me is fine; I'm looking forward to trying them for lunch this week. Rule aside, I do like the fact they're made with all compliant ingredients, tho. Should work well! @Amura, yes.... the two breads I tried were wheat based. Honestly, I'm not really missing bread that much (except naan - I miss naan), so I'm not sure what I'll try next. I do like rye, but I don't want to buy a loaf and find out it doesn't sit well with me either (and my family doesn't eat rye) I'll have to marinate on that one for a bit. I appreciate the suggestions! Let me know if you think of any others
  8. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Awww, thx @Emma!! I do miss you guys xx Unfortunately, I think the coconut wraps are SWYPO. Pretty sure it falls in with that "Do not consume baked goods, junk foods, or treats with "approved" ingredients" rule, and it specifically mentions tortillas (this emoji should be sobbing, btw). I'm going to try one for lunch and make a BLT wrap. I cooked up some uncured, sugar-free bacon yesterday and have a wonderful batch of greens and tomatoes from the garden. Yum! I'll definitely let you know **thumbs up**
  9. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Right?? **insert barf emoji** Also, just got these from Amazon. Definitely SWYPO on round, but since I've discovered bread gives me headaches and makes me lethargic, I thought I'd give these a go for reintro. Found them courtesy of my BFF, and they're made with coconut meat, coconut water and virgin coconut oil. What do you think?
  10. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    We had a blast @Amura!! And you're absolutely right on the food. I could've eaten sushi (the healthier option), but something about sushi in a stadium just screams "trip to the hospital"; so cheeseburger it was! Feeling a tad "off" today. Sluggish, headache, achy, tummy feels "meh"..... pretty much what I expected. The kids and my husband were passing M&M's back and forth last night. Normally, I would've had a few but I had no problem passing them up. I knew exactly how they'd make me feel. I'm starting to understand food freedom, and like Jihanna said before, it's going to take time.
  11. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Recap..... Braves won!! Great game AND a bonus concert after the game with Steve Aoki So. Much. Fun!! It was a really long set, and he did play Boneless (which made me uber-happy)! I got up and danced in the stands with my son and his GF, and I haven't danced in years! It was a great time! Dinner was a bit of an ordeal. We got to the stadium, and there just wasn't anything compliant, so I just went ahead and had a cheeseburger and curly fries. It tasted so good, but I'm not feeling all that great. Got a little heartburn going on. My hubs is a little worried I'll be hurting tomorrow, but we'll deal with it like we've dealt with the rest. I'll pound the fluids, flush the nastiness out of my system and eat compliant. I'm going to sink some Tazo Chamomile Calm before bed; that'll help a lot. Plus, eating like I'm on round next week will help my son anyway, so no big deal there. Right now, I don't care. I got to see Steve Aoki play live, and my day is made! Lol
  12. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Sunday Funday!!! Yay!! It's been a few days, so pardon the long post. Braves baseball game today at 5:00! I'm really looking forward to it too! They're playing the Chicago White Sox, who we would go to see play when we lived in Chi-town. My husband and I talked about it yesterday; he's worried I won't be able to find anything to eat. We tried to look up the Infiniti Club menu online, but it's not listing any specific foods. We'll figure it out, but he had some great ideas on how I can avoid some off the processed and fried foods and still have a great meal. He's seen me feel great over the past several weeks, and he's seen me in pain from foods I've tried to reintroduce. He just doesn't want me to hurt like that. He's so sweet, and I just love how supportive he is. I'm very lucky! I'm finally starting to feel tiger blood again. I can see why they tell us to give ourselves several days after eating sugar. It was really uncomfortable, and the swelling in my legs is starting to go away; finally! Nothing else to reintroduce right now, so I'm going to focus on helping my son (see below). We noticed a new NSV last night; my hands. For the past few years, I've been dealing with my hands and fingers cracking, peeling and splitting open. I was told by my dermatologist that it was an allergy I'd developed to paper. That explanation seemed to make sense, especially since anytime I worked with stacks of paper, the condition got really bad. I've gone through boxes of Band-Aids in a month; I've had to use prescription antibiotic ointment, when they split, to keep infection from settling in the implants from my knee replacements. Last night, my husband noticed me packing up some medical supplies and said, "hey, you've not needed Band-Aids in a while. Let me see your hands". I showed him my hands, and we looked at them together. He just kept saying, "they're healed. They're healed". He's right. My hands have healed. They're soft and free of any cracks, peels or splits. I hadn't noticed before he said anything, tbh, and I can 100% attribute this to Whole 30. Of course, we're not sure what I eliminated that caused the healing, and we're guessing I would have to eat a lot of it for my hands to start acting up again. Since I'm still carefully reading labels, we're guessing I won't be eating whatever-it-is anytime soon. It's just really nice to not have my hands hurt anymore Today was food prep; my son begins his Whole 30 on Tuesday. He's nervous and unsure of what to expect, so his anxiety about it is a little bit "up there". He's finally had enough of joint pain to where he's willing to try almost anything. This is going to be difficult for him for the first several days, so I'm going to help him with a little hand-holding the first week or so. I've picked up his favorite apples, some bananas and I'm going to make him some compliant "comfort foods". None of these are SWYPO, so I feel good about him eating these and not falling backwards. We'll closely watch anything with strong Asian flavors, since that is a huge SWYPO trigger for him, and we don't want him running to the closest Panda Express in a hunger fit. I made him some compliant breakfast sausage, and he can eat that with some baby carrots or celery with either almond or cashew butter. I ordered him some herbal tea to take the place of the vitamin energy drink he's been sloshing down for breakfast for the past couple years (I really dislike that stuff too; too many artificial sweeteners). I also have printed out a quick "fact" sheet on what to expect as far as side effects and when, like Kill All The Things, Eat All The Things, headaches, lethargy, etc, will hit him. This list is really more for me than him, so he's not blowing up my phone while I'm at work asking me why he feels like (insert here, dot dot dot), but it'll all be worth it; I'm certain he's going to get a lot of answers to what the doctors haven't been able to find that causing him pain. Hope everyone's is having a lovely weekend!!
  13. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    @KiwiKendra it's so true! Getting the scale out of my line of sight was the best thing I could've done. I'm not running to it every day, or even weekly, anymore. That's HUGE for me, but I did feel like I was letting my best friend go when my husband hid it from me. I had anxiety for two days, but I got busy and was able to refocus and now I just don't run to it anymore. It's liberating!
  14. LadyWolf0926

    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
  15. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    @Emma thank you! It was a nice meal and Mom was excited about how delicious everything was. Dad didn't understand why there were things considered non-compliant because "well, it's very lean", but Mom got it! She said yesterday she's still savoring the lemongrass sauce I served with the pork chops. I love her!