Carolinek

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    Carolinek 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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    Carolinek got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in My log starting Day 13   
    Day 19
    Went on a work retreat today and they served lunch. Typical conference type lunch, wraps, pasta salad, tossed salad and cookies and chips. So....what to do? I could have called ahead but I didn’t want to explain all the restrictions of the whole 30 so I made do.  I took two wraps, a turkey and a veggie one, and some tossed salad, to which I put balsamic vinaigrette on. Then I opened the wraps and put the turkey Slices and roasted veggies on top. Not bad for making do!
     I have no idea if there was added sugar in the dressing, or the marinade that was on the veggies, but I figured It was at least close. Breakfast was 2 eggs and fried tomatoes and dinner was just a chicken sausage, squash, 1/2 medium sweet potato and 1/2 Lars Bar.
    Feel pretty good today, only woke up 3 times or so last night hot flashing. I’m not even going to think they’re over but maybe I got a reprieve for a night.
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    Carolinek reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Thank you! It was pretty tasty! I'm always happy to share recipes; just let me know 
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    Carolinek got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Sounds like a delicious menu!
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    Carolinek got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in My log starting Day 13   
    Ok, been a couple busy days but keeping the course. Feeling pretty good overall and getting the hang of planning meals and making it work in my life. Wednesday I have an all day work event and they will be serving us lunch, so that may be a problem as lunch is usually an assortment sandwiches and salads. I’m hoping there’s tossed salad that I can use as a base for the meat, but we’ll see. I’m going to stick a couple epic bars in my purse in case there are no good options. 
    Other than that, here’s today’s food, Leaned into Epic bars today for convenience, I have to figure out other options for portable compliant food that will fill me up. 
    Breakfast
    Epic bar
    melon
    4 figs
    Lunch
    Hard boiled egg
    fried potatoes
    2 pieces turkey bacon
    Seaweed snack
    Snack
    Epic bar
    late dinner (8:30)
    Hamburger
    tomato
    1/2 fried plantain
     
     
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    Carolinek got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in My log starting Day 13   
    Thanks Schrödinger’s cat! Wow, round 3, I’m impressed. I think this journal will be helpful.
    Today was better, now to remember everything I ate:
    Breakfast
    Banana
    small potato 
    sausage patty
    zucchini
    Lunch
    1/2 pork chop 
    4 slices turkey bacon
    sweet potato fries
    Snack
    Epic bar
    My stress level was lower, maybe because it’s Friday.Less tired today too. Hopefully will continue.
    Carrots
    Dinner
    1/2 pork cop
    sweet potato fries 
    beet
    Drinks
     black coffee, seltzer, water, tea
     
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    Carolinek reacted to SchrodingersCat in My log starting Day 13   
    Well done!! I find keeping a journal on here is really cathartic, and being on the 3rd round, I really like being able to go back and see how I felt and what I was eating on previous rounds. I hear you on the wine, my third round is more an attempt to get to a point where I'm mostly compliant but allow things when they're "worth it" and it's hard convincing myself that wine isn't worth it some days.
     
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    Carolinek got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in My log starting Day 13   
    I’m finishing Day 13. I posted a couple days ago in success stories that I felt great but I’m having a harder time with it now. I’m tired, sleeping a lot, and feeling grouchy. I’m thinking this log might help. Here’s my meals for today:
    1. Small potato, sausage patty, zucchini, compliant butter
    2. Epic bar and melon
    3. Pork chop, broccoli slaw with dressing, beets, tomato salad with bacon. Salads have compliant dressing
    Drinks: black coffee, seltzer with splash OJ, water
    There are several stressors in my life right now but I didn’t want to wait to start this, so I plunged in anyway. It’s been pretty manageable, but this afternoon I  was ready to be done.  I wanted to go out, have a couple glasses of wine, and some compliant food. I rationalized the thought by thinking I’ll stay on it except for the wine. 
    I didn’t go out. Instead I came home, cooked the right food, read this forum, and was able to stay the course.
    Onward to day 14 tomorrow! 
     
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    Carolinek got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in My log starting Day 13   
    I’m finishing Day 13. I posted a couple days ago in success stories that I felt great but I’m having a harder time with it now. I’m tired, sleeping a lot, and feeling grouchy. I’m thinking this log might help. Here’s my meals for today:
    1. Small potato, sausage patty, zucchini, compliant butter
    2. Epic bar and melon
    3. Pork chop, broccoli slaw with dressing, beets, tomato salad with bacon. Salads have compliant dressing
    Drinks: black coffee, seltzer with splash OJ, water
    There are several stressors in my life right now but I didn’t want to wait to start this, so I plunged in anyway. It’s been pretty manageable, but this afternoon I  was ready to be done.  I wanted to go out, have a couple glasses of wine, and some compliant food. I rationalized the thought by thinking I’ll stay on it except for the wine. 
    I didn’t go out. Instead I came home, cooked the right food, read this forum, and was able to stay the course.
    Onward to day 14 tomorrow! 
     
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    Carolinek got a reaction from artemis in Starting August 1   
    Day 6 here and doing OK, good luck!
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    Carolinek got a reaction from artemis in Starting August 1   
    Day 6 here and doing OK, good luck!
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    Carolinek got a reaction from ashleyparik in Starting out   
    Thanks Ashleyparik!  After reading a bit more, I understand that now. Today was much better, and I haven’t felt the need to have something sweet. I actually feel pretty good, and this feels very manageable.
    I made sweet potato fries with dinner and I think that satisfied the need for sweets/ carbs for me. 
    Looking forward to moving ahead with this!