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  1. LadyWolf0926

    KiwiKendra's Log from New Zealand

    This is me. Right here. I read, read and read again following everything I can step by step. It helps me feel better organized and ready to tackle the day/week. Food prep is also something I absolutely must do, or I fall off. I have a co-worker on W30 with me as well, and it really made it so easy to have that support at work. Sounds like you're off to a great start! Kudos!!
  2. LadyWolf0926

    My W30 log - Starting on August 15th

    You're off to a great start, Amura! I'm so bummed about your mustard I get it, tho. I've got so many fave things in my refrigerator that I just can't have. Your right. My body's reactions didn't always fit the timeline; some did, some didn't. My "kill all the things" took a good week to hit me, but when it did, I was ready. It's possible you may not even experience it, and you're definitely right about pre-Whole 30 diet having an impact on that. I also didn't get the severe headaches and physical discomfort others experience in the first few days. What did happen was my body shedded the bloat I'd been carrying for years in five days; that was crazy! I saw my ankles for the first time in years on Day 7. The best thing I did for me to track everything so when I go back to my doctor for a check-up in a few weeks, she's got a record of everything that happened.
  3. LadyWolf0926

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    I loved everything about your post, Emma! And as one with ADHD, you hit the nail on the head! Funny thing is I noticed just this past week that I've not needed as much coffee lately as my pre-Whole 30 self. I'm so much more centered and balanced and less forgetful. Way to go on the NSV!! We've got today and tomorrow..... We so have this!!! It's exciting!!
  4. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    R128 (39) Saturday recap. I ended up being a lot busier than planned, but it was great day! I put off my grocery shopping and sausage making to Sunday, so I went to the butcher and then to a bake shop to order a cake for my Mom's birthday next weekend. The cake......oh dear. I walked in this place and my eyes just went crazy. The cake maker wanted to stand at the counter to go over everything (which was chock full of treats), and I had to ask her if we could sit at a table. She said we could (they also serve breakfast), and I needed to get away from the temptations, and trust me..... there were plenty, even for me. After that, it was back to the house, and I went back to working on the pantry project. It's amazing how much stuff is in the pantry we're going to donate. At least it'll be clean and organized. Sunday, we've got a lot planned around the house as well as working on the budget for the holidays. I'm trying to keep myself busy knowing it's my last couple days on Whole 30, especially since I'm really wanting to finish the full 30 days. It just seems like I'm having a harder time right now than I did two weeks ago, so I have ramped up the foods I'm cooking and making sure I've got plenty of yummy leftovers on hand. Funny thing is that I don't understand why I'm having such a mental pushback; it's not like I'm going to run back to the bake shop and grab a bunch of sweets or go to Gu's Dumplings on Krog Street for a bowl of cold Chengdu noodles. I'm definitely committed to the reintro I've planned and continuing on this food path my body is responding well to. My husband has had to throw me a few lifelines since Friday, and I'm guessing he'll need to do so again between now and Tuesday morning. Breakfast - Sunnyside up eggs on potato hash with onions; coffee with Nut Pods Lunch - spicy Szechuan garlic eggplant with pork mince Dinner - porterhouse steak; herbed roasted potatoes; sauteed zucchini with za'atar seasoning; crispy roasted brussel sprout petals with fresh lemon juice
  5. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    I will definitely share total pounds and inches, but it is really important to remember there are so many other variable measurements to your personal success your Whole 30 journey that go way beyond weight and measurements. It's also very important to track your non-scale victories (NSV's) to keep from being discouraged along the way, and it will happen. It's part of the process; it's something I still have to remind myself of everyday
  6. LadyWolf0926

    My W30 log - Starting on August 15th

    Your meals sound amazing and it looks like you're having a great start to your W30! On the mustard, are the sulfites added as a preservative or are they occurring naturally? If they're occurring naturally, you should be able to eat the mustard. I'm crossing my fingers for you here I get the uncomfortable conversations. My parents and in-laws don't really understand the program, feel it's too restrictive and think there's better options out there (my dad's on "partial-keto"; go figure lol). Of course, they mean well and are just wanting me to be healthy. I usually just say that this is what's right for me, that my doctors wholeheartedly endorse it and change the subject. At least my husband and son are there to back me up, and that helps a lot! The forum is great! You'll find tons of support here!!
  7. LadyWolf0926

    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!
  8. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    R1D27 (38) Friday's in my industry are either a slow roll or crazy busy. Today was the latter. I've got one client without an HR Coordinator, and she's freaking out so she's calling and emailing me all day long. I don't mind, it is my job but it cuts in to what I have to do for other clients. She's trying hard to keep up, tho (bless her heart). The day, as nuts as it was, made it hard for me to stick to my schedule. I was late for breakfast, which put off lunch and that cut in to dinner time. I just feel 'off'. Glad the weekend is here and we get the house to ourselves for the next couple of days. The hubs is golfing tomorrow, so I'm going to make some sausage for next week and plan menus. I'm getting anxious for Tuesday morning when I get to check my weight and measurements. I know it's not the focus of what we're doing, but I've seen so much physical change that I'm just curious to see. My family has noticed too, and they're equally curious. Any loss, any lost my inches is a win! And then there's honey! Breakfast - chorizo omelette; coffee with Nut Pods Lunch - chicken and apple sausage with cabbage Dinner - meatloaf; pan roasted potatoes and onions Totally non-template and it was a seriously off day but I stayed compliant!
  9. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    We're in the same mind set. I figured honey right off the bat because, if it's an 'ok' thing, I can use it in paleo baking and vinaigrettes. Same for the maple syrup, but I wanted to avoid too much sugar too close together. I don't eat much sugar anyway, and even tho I would like to know about honey and maple syrup, I figure I might get a false reaction if I reintroduce them too close together. I chose the things I use the most of to start with, but the reintroduction is going to take a while and I'm definitely okay with that given how good I'm feeling!
  10. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    R1D26 (37) Thursday and one more day closer to Monday, Day 30! I'm getting excited! I'm going thru my reintro schedule, and so far, I have planned D31=honey; D35=soy sauce; D39=oats; D43=maple syrup; D47=cheddar cheese; D51=quinoa; D55=parmesan cheese; D59=all purpose flour. That'll take me thru a month of slow reintro and seeing how these things affect me. I opted for honey right away so I can use it in cooking and salad dressing, if it works out. I love the wild honey I get from our local beekeeper; it's so good! He and his wife also sell bee pollen, which is wonderful! As much as I miss my spicy Chinese dumplings, I'm saving those until I test soy sauce and flour. And even if they're okay, I'm going to watch how much of them I eat. Work was good today and my boss appreciated the lunch. We didn't talk about much; he really liked the stew! After lunch, we knocked out part of the Q4 strategy and decided to finish it Monday. The hubs and I are going to be 'empty nesters' for a couple days this weekend, so it'll give us some time to go over home stuff. Nothing huge and I'm going to spend some time cleaning and organizing. I loved my job, but I'm just ready for the work week to be done. Breakfast - omelette with spicy Italian sausage; pan roasted potatoes and carrots; coffee with Nut Pods Lunch - Vietnamese beef stew; strawberries Dinner - salmon patties with garlic lemon aioli; sauteed yellow squash; sauteed Korean eggplant with chorizo
  11. LadyWolf0926

    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
  12. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Love love love First Man! My husband and I remember the Apollo 11 mission from when we were little, so that movie was close to our hearts. When I looked at the movies Matt had uploaded, they were all too long so I read a little and caught up on last week's Handmaid's Tale. The Vietnamese beef stew was super tasty, and I opted to do it in the slow cooker versus braising in the oven or on the stove top (4 hours on high). This recipe made quite a bit, so yay for leftovers! I made a few tweaks: in the marinade, I replaced brown sugar with date paste, and I used a little coconut oil to brown the beef; I also used bone broth to replace half of the water and used 2 cups instead of 3. If you try it, please tell me how you like it
  13. LadyWolf0926

    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Thank you! It was pretty tasty! I'm always happy to share recipes; just let me know
  14. LadyWolf0926

    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
  15. LadyWolf0926

    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!!