ShadowInTheKitchen

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  1. Welcome @meli22 I'm so with you on the insomnia sh!zzz. Have faith, Whole30 helps. I'm currently on Day 20 and have been tracking my sleep for about the last week. My sleep is definitely getting better with fewer incidents of hours of sleeplessness in the middle of the night. Stick with it for two weeks you should begin to see some results by then, it will give you the energy to make it to the finish line. Good luck with breaking up with the Jo.
  2. Say 19, Sunday January 24, 2021 M1: carrot sticks, potato-egg salad Snack: dates and cashews M2: sweet pepper, potatoes, eggs, bit of steak, ghee Snack: carrot M3: stamppot - potatoes, turnips, carrots, sweet potato; l/o roast beef w/ arrowroot gravy Sleep: 11:30 - 7:00, 7 1/2 hours straight through Another day done. :-)
  3. Day 18, Saturday January 23, 2021 M1: sweet potato, prosciutto, egg Snack: banana M2: tomato-veg hamburger soup Snack: nuts, raisins, blueberries M3: potatoes, carrots, green beans, roast beef with arrowroot gravy Sleep: 10:30 - 8:00 broken with 1 1/2 hours insomnia Day 18, done.
  4. Day 17, Friday January 22, 2021 M1: l/o potato-carrot stamppot; prosciutto and 2 large eggs, fried M2: carrot sticks; potato-egg salad Snack: nuts and raisins M3: tomato-veg-hamburger soup , 3 chicken wings 6 1/2 hours sleep last night: 11:30pm - 6:00am
  5. Day 16, Thursday January 21, 2021 M1: shepherd's pie M2: sauteed sweet pepper, l/o stamppot reheated with l/o steak bites Snack: carrot M3: l/o onion-beef soup, potato-egg salad NSV: 6 1/2 hours of solid sleep, 11pm - 5:30 am straight, no insomnia. Placed my order for a new kitchen fridge today, ETD is March or April but at least I'm getting the fridge I want. I won't settle with a cheaper fridge just because it's available now. Feeling grateful this happened in the winter, we have a few options available to keep our food chilled in addition to using the basemen
  6. Day 15, Wednesday January 20, 2021 M1: 1/2 cup onion beef soup while breakfast was cooking; sweet potato, kale, prosciutto, eggs, 4 oz OJ M2: carrot, onion-beef soup Snack: cashews and dates M3: stamppot with potatoes, carrots and ghee; tenderloin steak My sleep was solid from midnight until 6am. The problem is that I went to bed at 11 and got up at 9. From 6 - 9am I slept lightly, about 1/2 of the time. I just wasn't rested enough to get up at 6, and I was falling asleep on the couch last night at 10:15. I'm beginning to realize that my sleep patterns reflect othe
  7. I'm sorry @stealthstitcher you had such a crappy day. I smiled when I read how you cooked that lovely dinner and your healthy NSV's sound perfect. Wishing you a much better day today, and another delicious dinner this evening. @Contessa I love your reply to the calcium snip. Let's all keep that in our back pockets for when such a comment surfaces again.
  8. Day 14, Tuesday January 19, 2021 M1: shepherd's pie Snack: walnuts and raisins M2: Big Ass Salad following MU's template in the email this week: Romaine & massaged kale, cucumber and grated carrot; blistered orange pepper; warm chicken pieces; pineapple; walnuts; lemon zest, avo oil, balsamic vinegar and herbs M3: shepherd's pie Both fridges need repair, a technician is coming tomorrow. That's the thing with doing a thorough cleaning, you find problems that you didn't know about. I'm so thankful that I didn't get too much fresh produce last week, everything is st
  9. Day 13, Monday January 18, 2021 M1: shepherd's pie 11:00am snack: pecans and dates M2: tomato veg hamburger soup from the freezer 3pm snack: pineapple, dates, pecans 5:30pm snack: Larabar M3: marinara sauced ground beef on top of spaghetti squash I had insomnia again last night. Sigh. NSV: My belly is less fat than it was two weeks ago and I feel like I've lost a bit of weight. I was hungry at 11:00am, so I had a snack. I was super hungry at 5:30 so snacked again. The 3pm snack was just habit. I spent time today moving much of the excess and
  10. Sweet orange peppers then! I buy the orange/brown skinned sweet potatoes, but will be trying the pink fleshed ones soon... I'm curious if they'll be orange inside and taste the same or not. Carrots are so versatile, I hope you enjoy them, and cantaloupe... yum! Try it with a sprinkle of salt for a change. I'm with you on wanting orange on my plate. Way to go getting the first week done.
  11. Poor Lorelai. :-) I love Gilmour Girls! Grats on sticking with the plan.
  12. Day 12, Sunday January 17, 2021 M1: l/o spaghetti squash; kale; onion; l/o south-west pork; egg; salsa M2: l/o potatoes & onions fried in ghee, green beans, 1/4 bratwurst, walnuts and raisins M3: veggie confetti cauli-rice with sauteed chicken strips M1 was uninteresting except that I felt pleased to be using up healthy leftovers rather than throwing them out. I took solace in knowing that my next meal was not far off and would taste better. I'm wondering how I ever came to think that every meal must be a gastronomical feast fit for royalty. My stomach was feel
  13. Day 11, Saturday January 16, 2021 M1: roasted sweet pepper, roast beef strips, fried egg, olive oil M2: romaine salad with avocado, green grapes, chicken, PK gg dressing 5pm snack: cashews and dates M3: mashed skin-on potatoes, carrots, green beans, gehaktballen My energy was low today, same as yesterday and I had insomnia last night. Hoping for better sleep and increased energy soon. I made it through most of the afternoon without having to snack. I did grab a snack at 5pm as I was wondering what I was going to cook for dinner. I think that if I'd had a pla
  14. Day 10, Friday January 15, 2021 M1: l/o stamppot; l/o bratwurst; 1 xlg egg fried in ghee, 1/2 c. raspberries M2: tomato vegetable soup with hamburger bits Snack: walnuts and raisins Snack: pineapple spear as I was preparing dinner M3: pasta primavera modified from this recipe https://www.food.com/recipe/angel-hair-primavera-206621 using a spaghetti squash bed and topped with carrots, broccoli, sweet peppers, julienne sun dried tomatoes, chicken, garlic, lemon zest and dried basil My stomach was upset immediately after I finished my breakfast. Perhaps the raspberr
  15. Day 9, Thursday January 14, 2021 M1: pineapple & strawberries cup; sweet potato roasted in olive oil; kale; Mexican spiced pork bites; 1 xlg egg pan fried in ghee M2: salad w/ 2 c. chopped romaine; 2 c. green grapes, avocado, chicken and walnuts, lemon juice & PK GG dressing Snack: cashews and dates Snack: walnuts and raisins M3: l/o stamppot refried in ghee; green beans, roast beef NSV: I woke up this morning feeling totally refreshed. Slept 11:30 - 7:30 straight through, 8 hours of solid sleep. This is just the beginning of improved sleep quality - yay
  16. Your meals do not sound boring at all! Wishing you continued W30 success.
  17. Day 8, Wednesday January 13, 2021 M1: 1/2 portion of shepherd's pie, l/o veggies from last night's supper 11:30am snack: banana, walnuts M2: romaine salad with 2 cups chopped lettuce and 2 cups of chopped grapes, avocado and chicken, tossed in Primal Kitchen Green Goddess dressing. Snack: dates and pecans M3: stamppot including turnips, carrots, white potatoes and sweet potatoes topped with browned bratwurst finished in the oven No headache this morning. My sleep is still not great, I had insomnia last night but only for 1/2 hour. I look forward to the restful
  18. Day 8, Wednesday January 13, 2021 M1: 1/2 portion of shepherd's pie, l/o veggies from last night's supper 11:30am snack: banana, walnuts M2: romaine salad with 2 cups chopped lettuce and 2 cups of chopped grapes, avocado and chicken, tossed in Primal Kitchen Green Goddess dressing. Snack: dates and pecans M3: stamppot including turnips, carrots, white potatoes and sweet potatoes topped with browned bratwurst finished in the oven No headache this morning. My sleep is still not great, I had insomnia last night but only for 1/2 hour. I look forward to the restful
  19. Could it be not enough salt or an electrolyte imbalance? See page 67 of The Whole30. I add more salt when on Whole30 due to cooking almost everything from scratch and avoiding heavily salted prepared food. It may be worth trying.
  20. Day 7, Tuesday January 12, 2021 M1: l/o shepherd's pie M2: green beans and carrots, fried egg with steak bites from the freezer 3pm snack: banana, walnuts M3: oven roasted vegetables including white and sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, onions and broccoli in olive oil and PK greek dressing; pork tenderloin medallions I woke with a mild headache this morning, a daily occurrence over the past few days. The first day it happened I thought that I was dehydrated. Then when it happened again I was worried that maybe I caught the virus, but when I woke today with the same m
  21. @stealthstitcher sweet potatoes are in fact not a true potato, but from a different vegetable family. You probably already know this, but I didn't until W30. Once I learned this, I re-framed my attitude towards them. I use regular potatoes as a carb substitute and therefor I try to limit them. Regular potatoes also belong in the edible nightshades family of vegetables, another reason I try to limit them. With Sweet potatoes however, it's no holds barred! I eat as much as I want without having any reservations. I love the idea of the mini crockpot, never heard of that before. Well d
  22. Hi @stealthstitcher welcome back! I didn't eat sweet potatoes before W30, now I absolutely love them. I eat them at breakfast, browned gently in ghee then roasted until tender in the oven, about 10 - 15 minutes depending on how small you've diced them. I like them with my eggs, some prosciutto for a flavour hit and a bit of fried kale, which is another veg I didn't eat before but love it now. I also love sweet potatoes mashed with ghee on top of my shepherd's pie. I often mash them with other root vegetables too (white potatoes and/or carrots and/or turnips or rutabagas), just add g
  23. @ContessaThanks for the laugh, I needed it today! I have a personal trainer and yes, she would definitely approve! 7km will be the max for today. I'm seriously considering reducing my daily goal to 7km, it's what is manageable for me right now, and walking 7km a day is still lots. Besides, I'm spending my spare time glued to the news, praying for justice and a peaceful long term outcome to the messiness that happened in DC, and also for some semblance of adherence here to heed public warnings to avoid unnecessary contact as our ICU's rapidly approach maximum capacity and continue to fill
  24. Day 5, Sunday January 10, 2021 M1: shepherd's pie Snack: banana, pecans M2: tomato veg soup with ground beef M3: romaine salad with avocado, green grapes, chicken, PK green goddess dressing, a cup of raspberries for dessert I take five vitamins with breakfast every day, 2 Omega 3's, calcium, vitamin D, and folic acid (when I'm off of breads). The inflammation in my hips, knees and ankles is reduced, but I still have some painful inflammation in the wee bones of my feet. I also have mild plantar fasciitis that I'm trying to heal with stretches. My aim is to walk