ShadowInTheKitchen

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  1. I had some insomnia last night, for approximately an hour some time long before dawn. I woke at 7:30, got up at 7:50 to walk. Day 5 Thursday June 3, 2021 M1: sweet potato with 1 slice prosciutto and 1 egg all pan fried in ghee, banana, 3 oz pineapple juice, vitamins, Omega 3's M2: BigAss green salad with chicken, avocado, grapes and walnuts Snack: Larabar M3: oven roasted potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, red pepper and cauliflower with bbq steak I was dragging my feet this morning with very low muscle energy. I recognize this feeling - my body is switching from
  2. I woke up with a small headache this morning, thinking it's a bit of carb flu. I had a fairly good sleep, woke at 5 for a bit, then woke again around 6:30. I got up at 7:30 to walk before breakfast. Day 4 Wednesday June 2, 2021 M1: salad - romaine, spinach, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, celery, tomato, grapes, blueberries, chicken, walnuts, PK gg dressing, vitamins, Omega 3's M2: l/o soup from yesterday (chicken & veg), celery, 2 boiled eggs, banana M3: shepherd's pie with ground beef, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, crushed tomatoes, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, ghe
  3. I'm feeling even better today. The sluggishness is gone. My energy is still not great, but without the heaviness I expect my energy can only increase now. My sleep wasn't bad but not good either. I woke at 5am and again at 6:30am and after reading and falling back asleep both times, I woke up at 7:45 but then stayed in bed reading until 9. Day 3 Tuesday June 1, 2021 M1: sweet potato-white potato-carrot root mash fried with ghee, 2 eggs, 1 slice prosciutto, 3 oz pineapple juice M2: soup with onion, celery, carrot, l/o chicken from last night, diced tomatoes Snack: pecans
  4. I'm already feeling better - less sluggish, less headache-y and less feeling of over-stuffed-ness in my belly. On waking up, I felt groggy despite a full sleep, about seven or eight hours. I read for an hour before getting out of bed. Monday May 31, 2021 M1: 1/2 sweet potato, 2 slices of prosciutto, 2 eggs, handful of strawberries M2: spinach salad with avocado, steak, 3 strawberries, balsamic dressing, water with a dash of pineapple juice for flavour M3: chicken thighs topped with mango salsa, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots Exercise: 2km walk before breakfa
  5. Time for a reset. I'm hoping to lose belly fat , mental fog and overall sluggishness. I'm also hoping to overcome emotional eating and eating out of boredom. I feel I've been poisoning myself with too much sugar. Sunday May 30, 2021 M1: fried egg with l/o green beans, potatoes & onion, steak, tomato, vitamins and Omega 3's M2: salad with romaine, avocado, chicken, green grapes, cucumber, strawberries, walnuts, PK gg dressing M3: small repeat of M2 with a few extra strawberries, 3 oz pineapple juice NSV: a successful day food-wise and I didn't snack between meal
  6. Day 30, Thursday February 4 2021 Sleep: 11:08pm to 7:15pm. 8 hours. Awake at 1:30 for 4 minutes, 5:00 for 4 minutes, 5:49 for 10 minutes. A good sleep. M1: banana, tomato-veg-hamburger soup M2: tomato-veg-hamburger soup M3: romaine salad with avocado, green grapes, chicken, PK gg dressing 30 days, done.
  7. Day 29, Wednesday February 3, 2021 Sleep: 10:30pm - 6:30am, 8 hours. Wasn't feeling completely refreshed when I woke up and I didn't get up right away either. I was awake twice for 5 minutes at 11:10 and 4 minutes at 3:38, slipped into the W/C both times. No insomnia. M1: l/o stamppot, prosciutto, 2 eggs, olive oil and ghee Snack: apple, Larabar M2: tomato-veg-chicken southwest soup M3: green beans, l/o stamppot met gehakt I seem to get sleepy shortly after 10pm, sometimes even before 10pm. I'll continue to track my bedtime and soon develop a regular routine t
  8. Day 28: Tuesday February 2, 2021 Sleep: 11:30pm - 7:00am, 7 1/2 hours. Toggled between awake and light sleep from 5:45 - 6:15. No insomnia. M1: shepherd's pie Snack: raisins and walnuts M2: romaine salad with green grapes, avocado, chicken, PK gg dressing Snack: dates and pecans M3: tomato-veg-chicken south-west soup, stamppot with ghee, small steak I feel much better than I did just four weeks ago. My clothes definitely fit better. I'm at a point where I can say I feel back to normal and I want to lose ten pounds of fat. All the bloating and inflammatio
  9. Day 27, Monday February 1, 2021 Sleep: 11pm - 7am, 8 hours. Awake 17min at 11, 9 min at 3:30, 4 min at 6. No insomnia. M1: sweet potato, kale, prosciutto, 2 eggs, ghee Snack: dates and pecans M2: shepherd's pie Snack: Blueberry Rx bar M3: tomato-vegetable-hamburger soup, white potatoes and onions fried in ghee I definitely feel that I'm sleeping better since I began this Whole30 but my sleep pattern is still not set. I think it's a good idea to make a sleep schedule for myself but will I set my bedtime at 10, 10:30 or 11? Sometimes I'm just too tired to wai
  10. Day 26, Sunday January 31, 2021 Sleep: 11pm - 6:30am, 7 1/2 hours, awake once at 3:30 for 11 minutes. M1: romaine salad wth avocado, green grapes, chicken, PK gg dressing M2: shepherd's pie Snack: banana, raisins, walnuts M3: tomato-vegetable-hamburger soup I'm planning to stop drinking water for an hour or two before bedtime so that at least I won't waken because I need to use the WC. This will be a challenge for me because I drink lots of water (up to 100 oz) throughout the day and through the night if I wake up. This has become a bad habit that I can try to
  11. Day 25, Saturday January 30, 2021 M1: shepherd's pie M2: romaine salad with avocado, green grapes and chicken, PK gg dressing Snack: banana and walnuts M3: peas and carrots, white potatoes, roast beef and gravy Tea with caffeine after dinner Sleep: 10:30 - 5:30 straight through, 7 hours of solid sleep and I felt well rested at 5:30. I got up at 6:00. Energy was high all day. Energy: I had lots of energy when I got up at 6am. It was too cold to walk so I did a bit of paper work and prepared a shepherd's pie for myself for breakfast and for the next three da
  12. Day 24, Friday January 29, 2021 M1: sweet potato, green beans, carrots, kale, prosciutto, 2 eggs, ghee M2: tomato veg chicken soup Snack: raisins M3: grilled sweet peppers, onions, chicken Sleep: 11:00 - 7:30, 8 1/2 hours with 6 periods of being awake, but only for approximately 5 minutes each time, no insomnia. My legs, hips and glutes ache from sitting around so much which I especially feel at night. Its extremely cold outside, too cold to walk much and with the Stay at Home order I can't hardly go anywhere other than to the grocery store. I believe I will sleep be
  13. Day 23, Thursday January 28, 2021 M1: romaine salad with green grapes, chicken, PK gg dressing Snack: banana M2: sweet potatoes, prosciutto, eggs, ghee Snack: nuts and fruit M3: green beans, potatoes, roast beef Sleep: 10:00 - 9:00, with 45 minutes of recurring insomnia at 1:30, 3 and 4. Feeling rested after this big sleep. Snacking: I just do it. I'm so bored, working from home with orders to stay home except for essentials. Ugggh. At least the snacks are compliant. I know I would feel better if I restrict snacking, but with coVid restrictions as they a
  14. Day 22, Wednesday January 27, 2021 M1: green beans, prosciutto, 2 eggs, ghee M2: l/o mixed stir fried veg in olive oil, chicken wings Snack: pork rinds, dates and cashews M3: romaine salad with grapes, chicken, green goddess dressing Sleep: midnight to 7:00am, 7 hours with 15 minutes awake 4:30 Energy: high in the morning, fairly high all day long
  15. Day 21, Tuesday January 26, 2021 M1: romaine salad with grapes, avocado, chicken, GG dressing Snack: dried blueberries, walnuts M2: l/o stamppot, kale, prosciutto, eggs, ghee Snack: raisins and walnuts M3: stir fried carrots, onions, celery, red and yellow sweet peppers, chicken Sleep: 11:30 - 7:30, 8 hours with 15 min awake at 2:45, but I woke up feeling I like I didn't sleep well, lots of weird dreams Energy: high from the start of the day. I had tons of energy on my two walks, 3km and 5km, got my heart rate up to my daily cardio goal. I feel like going f
  16. Day 20, Monday January 25, 2021 M1: l/o stamppot; 2 small eggs, prosciutto, ghee Snack: nuts, raisins, apple M2: tomato-veg-hamburger soup Snack: chicken wings M3: romaine salad with grapes, avocado, chicken, GG dressing Sleep: 11:30 - 7:00, 7 1/2 hours, awake twice for 11 minutes and seven minutes Energy: through the roof from the start of the day! Def feels like Tiger Blood. Hunger: I was HUNGRY this morning, and ate lots of trail mix. Too much maybe, but I was definitely hungry.
  17. @meli22 I use a FitBit to track my sleep, helpful to know how many hours I slept or didn't, but also helps to see that I did in fact sleep when I feel that I didn't. I also used to drink a lot of coffee. I gave it up one year for Lent and haven't drank it since. Discovered that it doesn't agree with me. It is possible....
  18. 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.
  19. 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. :-)
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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