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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to MadyVanilla in Here's To Success   
    Great day yesterday, energy is good.  I've discovered Valtoren, the wonder cream for arthritis pain and it, along with the diet changes, have really made a difference in my knees.  Everything seems to be moving in the right direction.  I slept well again last night.  
    Day 11
    M1-eggs and compliant bacon
    M2-grilled chicken, zucchini, onions, and peppers
    M3-grilled whitefish and broccoli, maybe some white potatoes fried in ghee.  
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    ShadowInTheKitchen got a reaction from Contessa in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    @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 with more coVid patients.  
    Day 6, Monday January 11, 2021
    M1: l/o shepherd's pie
    Snack: Larabar
    M2: banana, walnuts, vegetable chicken soup
    Snack: clementine, dates and cashews
    M3: white potatoes mashed then fried in a hot pan with ghee until a golden crust formed; oven roasted sweet peppers, celery and kale tossed in olive oil; pan-fried steak
    Omggggg my supper was super delicious!  I was hungry after a seemingly long day of wanting to snack.  A half hour walk late this afternoon helped to distract me, as did a medical appointment in the morning.  
    I had lots of snacks today, lots of fruit and lots of fat, but my victory is that everything I ate was clean, there were lots of vegetables and healthy protein on my plate, and I didn't eat any overly large meals today.  I know that the need to snack will pass eventually, I'm not beating myself up over it.   I'm also pleased with how all of my meals tasted today.     
     
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    ShadowInTheKitchen got a reaction from stealthstitcher in The Long Haul   
    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 ghee and salt for an easy side dish with steak, pork chops, etc.  I hope that you can find a way to enjoy them.  
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    ShadowInTheKitchen got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    @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 with more coVid patients.  
    Day 6, Monday January 11, 2021
    M1: l/o shepherd's pie
    Snack: Larabar
    M2: banana, walnuts, vegetable chicken soup
    Snack: clementine, dates and cashews
    M3: white potatoes mashed then fried in a hot pan with ghee until a golden crust formed; oven roasted sweet peppers, celery and kale tossed in olive oil; pan-fried steak
    Omggggg my supper was super delicious!  I was hungry after a seemingly long day of wanting to snack.  A half hour walk late this afternoon helped to distract me, as did a medical appointment in the morning.  
    I had lots of snacks today, lots of fruit and lots of fat, but my victory is that everything I ate was clean, there were lots of vegetables and healthy protein on my plate, and I didn't eat any overly large meals today.  I know that the need to snack will pass eventually, I'm not beating myself up over it.   I'm also pleased with how all of my meals tasted today.     
     
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    ShadowInTheKitchen got a reaction from MadyVanilla in The Long Haul   
    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 ghee and salt for an easy side dish with steak, pork chops, etc.  I hope that you can find a way to enjoy them.  
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to Contessa in Contessa's January reset   
    Another peaceful night of sleep.... loving it! I'm working hard to re-stock my fridge this evening while my phone is quiet. Work is bonkers busy this month. I'm almost to the point where I need to start scheduling potty breaks on my calendar. The beginning of the year is usually like this for us. I'm falling back into predictably boring food. But it tastes good and is all Whole 30, so.... [shrug]
    >>> Food journal for 1/11/21, day 13:
    Breakfast: Frozen veggie shreds with pulled chicken
    Lunch: Avocado chocolate smoothie
    Dinner: Steamed broccoli, mashed potatoes, pulled chicken, sauce
    Natural Calm at night
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to Contessa in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    I'm so impressed with your walking intentions. I've had such trouble getting back to a regular exercise routine in the midst of Covid. Plus we're moving into the Decidedly Cold, Rainy, and Icky Season where I live. Just hard to self-motivate when it gets like this. You are wise to scale up slowly and keep the walks gentle for now. I heard personal trainers around the world cheer when I read that part of your update.
    Day 5 is often a tough spot... hang in there and keep the faith! 
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    ShadowInTheKitchen got a reaction from Contessa in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    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 10km every day, broken in to two or three walks.  My pace is off, what used to take me 50 minutes of brisk walking in the summer is taking 70 minutes now.  I was definitely feeling sluggish on my walk this morning, probably noticeable now that the inflammation  has lessened, and I'm hoping to feel increased energy soon.  Running has been put on hold until the inflammation has gone.   Patience, I would rather start from square one again than injure myself. 
    My M3 salad was huge but I ate it all anyways, only to have a sore stomach a half hour later.  I have trouble knowing how much to make for a meal for myself.  I plan to measure out the ingredients going forward, until I can eye-ball things more accurately.
    My stomach is still not balanced correctly, having cramps and gassy today.  I hate this.  I know that I need to be patient in this regard, that in good time my gut will be happy with the changes I've made.  
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to Lorna from Canada in My daily food log - we'll see how this goes...   
    Back to logging! Day 6 is off to a bang!
    I made extra mashed potatoes last night with this morning's breakfast in mind - fried mashed potato cakes. soooo good
    - mashed potato (mine are mashed with ghee and almond milk), fried chopped onion, 1 egg and an herb blend I like that is for grilled chicken... mushed together, formed into patties and fried to a crisp in ghee. Served with over easy eggs - you should see Hubs eyes light up when that hits the table! I can't do a plated fat with that because it just feels like so much unctious deliciousness without it. Plated fats are my weakness TBH!
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2021   
    R3D0: Today has been a good prep day. I got my menu planned for the week, made ghee and got my lunches packed up in the refrigerator. Spice pantry is now cleaned out of any non-compliant ingredients, and I was very happy to have my husband's help with this project. He helped me when I got sick from the soybean oil the other day, so he felt vested in the project. He also found out one of my vitamins had soybean oil in it, and I had NO idea. I had told my doc a while back about how the Vitamin D3 supplement upset my stomach, but he felt the benefits outweighed the side effects, but now we're going to have to change that up (we didn't find any others with soybean oil).  I feel good about where I'm restarting from tomorrow, and I know that I'll be more vigilant about reading and understanding my food labels. It's also nice knowing I have my family's support.
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2021   
    R3D4 - I am so dang mad at myself this morning.  I woke up this morning feeling not so great with stomach bloating and discomfort, and I immediately recognized the signs.  So I went to the kitchen and checked the spices from last night's dinner and, dammit. there is soybean oil in the curry powder.    I thought I had gone through my spice pantry and checked all of the spices I use and replaced those ones that had non-compliant ingredients; apparently not.  I feel like absolute crap; soybean oil is a major inflammatory trigger for my body and gives me horrible upset stomach and pain. 
    I am going to have to do a reset and restart my Whole 30, and before I restart, I am going to go through my spice pantry (again) and recheck the ingredient labels on everything.  We're scheduled for some nasty weather in the north metro Atlanta area this weekend, so I guess that'll be a good time for this project.  Everything else I prepped for the week is compliant, so I can still eat on plan even though I am not going to start recounting my 30 days until next Monday.  I think what gets me so frustrated is that I know better.  I know to be vigilant in checking my ingredient labels.  Hopefully this is a lesson finally learned.
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2021   
    R3D2/R3D3 - I got so caught up with work yesterday that I forgot to log my food, lol. Day 2 was a lot less eventful that day 1, and I recognized that I need to get my menu planning and food prep game in shape. I had nothing prepared on Monday, and while I stayed on track (yay me), everything felt like a fire drill. I got away with it this time; next time I may not be so lucky. I finished Monday evening with prepping food and menus for the rest of the week, and both yesterday and today, I felt more calm and relaxed. This is my busy season at work, so having what I need to stay on track is super important right now.
    Still feeling pretty good physically. I've had a couple small headaches, but the biggest thing I'm fighting right now is sugar cravings. I'm being very careful about not feeding my sugar dragon, and I know fruit should not be that "go to", but in small amounts, the fruit does help curb the cravings. I'm not using date paste right now specifically for this reason and will probably hold off on using that ingredient until at least day 15. I have found myself absent-mindedly reaching for a pudding or soda and catching myself, and at least I'm aware. 
    R3D2:
    Breakfast - Chorizo & veggie omelette, black coffee, collagen peptides
    Lunch - Buffalo chicken stuffed potato with ranch drizzle
    Dinner - pan seared sirloin steak with yum yum sauce, coconut curry cauliflower rice, ghee roasted potatoes
    R3D3:
    Breakfast - Chorizo & veggie omelette, black coffee, collagen peptides
    Lunch - buffalo chicken stuffed potato with ranch drizzle, unsweetened applesauce with cinnamon
    Dinner - pan seared pork chops, cauliflower fried rice, cinnamon apples
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2021   
    R3D1 - Monday was Day 1, and (of course) motivation is high.  This is my third round; my second round was a complete bust.  Round 1 was a raging success, and I am anxious to get back to that place I was when I finished R1.  I remember not wanting to go through reintroduction after R1 b/c I felt so good all the time, but I read an article by Melissa Urban that explained why reintroduction was so important.  So I did go through "slow roll" reintroduction and finding those trigger foods was surprising.  I didn't like reintroduction; all that "tiger blood" I had earned during R1 was gone.  My joints ached, I had headaches and my stomach was always in knots, but we now know exactly what I should and shouldn't eat.  I now know when I eat certain foods (especially sugary desserts) that I don't sleep well.  I now know that when I eat dairy (and pretty much any form of dairy) that I develop eczema on my hands and get a very upset stomach.  Alcohol and sugar make my bones ache, and I am highly sensitive to grains, such as rice and quinoa.  You'd think that with knowing what I know that it would be easy to go through another W30 reset and incorporate the needed lifestyle changes, but I'm not wired that way.  Not yet, at least, but I'm working on that.
    I am going to use R3 as a way to get back to that "tiger blood" feeling but also as a reset for my brain.  I don't have to go through reintroduction again b/c I know what affects me and how, and once I get through the 30-day reset my body needs, I know I will be back to that healthy mental relationship with food.  Saying "no" will be easier and not because I "have" to but because I will want to.  I want to sleep well.  I want to feel good and not hurt all the time.  I want to be able to move and exercise without pain or extreme fatigue.  I want to eat yummy food without having it upset my stomach.
    So here we go and R3D1 is in the bag!
    Breakfast - Cajun Scrambled Eggs, Black Coffee, Collagen Peptides
    Lunch - Kofta Kebabs, Cauliflower Saffron Rice w/Sumac, Lemon Parsley Sauce
    Dinner - Air Fryer Chicken Thighs, Vegetable Medley, Chinese 5-Spice Sweet Potatoes
    Snack - Chomps Sticks; Dry Roasted Cashews
     
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to Contessa in Contessa's January reset   
    Thanks for the good feedback on magnesium! Very happy to report that I finally got some good zzz's last night. I'll chalk it up to Natural Calm.
    My boyfriend (who has a degree in nutrition) says magnesium sometimes takes a while for the body to absorb..... so I'll try to keep taking it for the rest of this W30.
    Had some more hard-core cravings today. Managed to work through them all. Fed the boyfriend a new batch of spinach-avocado chicken burgers, which he loved. "This crazy diet I'm on isn't so crazy!" I said with a wink.
    >>> Food journal for 1/10/21, day 12:
    Breakfast: Broccoli, sweet potato, pulled chicken, 1 perfect poached egg, sauce
    Lunch: Mashed potatoes, butternut squash spirals, spinach-avocado chicken burger; blueberry mint kombucha
    Dinner: Spinach-avocado chicken burger with oven fries
     Natural Calm at night
     
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to OurSmallFootprint in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    11th Jan - Day 4
    M1 - Bacon, eggs and mixed salad (cherry tomatoes, carrots, spinach, kohlrabi and cucumber) with homemade aioli
    M2 - Hubby had potato salad and leftover meatloaf, I had green apple and made myself some roasted cashew and almond butter, 2nd meals are hard for me.
    M3 - Leftover Meatloaf with Smashed potatoes and Sautéed Broccolini with a drizzle of ghee.
     
    So, 3 meals are hard for me, we've done intermittent fasting/two meals for so long now, my chronic nerve condition in my face doesn't help either because sometimes its just too much effort to eat.
    The meatloaf though, is great for leftovers!
     
    So it looks like I might need to link to pics elsewhere if people are still interested in me sharing!  I know photo bucket used to be a thing lol
     
     
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to MadyVanilla in Here's To Success   
    Last night's last meal took an interesting twist from my original plan.  A new Cuban restaurant opened in town, and the hubs offered to pick up carry out on his way home for work.  After scouring the menu and talking with the restaurant (her broken English v. my broken Spanish), I opted for the grilled chicken in a criolla sauce - spicy tomato, garlic, and peppers.  I was assured that "todas las salsas son sin azucar" or something like that and that the oil they use is lard.  I had yucca and plantains as my sides.  It was delicious and I haven't felt any ill effects so I'm thinking it's ok.  I realize that some of the dry spices they use could have soybean oil, but it is also an authentic Cuban restaurant, so with no effects on my part, I'm going to assume they use everything fresh and from scratch.  It certainly seemed that way based on the conversation we had - lol! 
    On a possibly related note, I slept excellent last night - I wonder if it's because my carb intake has been so low over the last 10 days and then I got a huge injection with the yucca and plantain last night.  I feel great today, with my GI issues mostly resolving yesterday.  
    Day 10
    M1 - Rx bar, mineola orange
    M2 - grilled chicken salad
    M3 - steak, sweet potato, broccoli
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    ShadowInTheKitchen got a reaction from OurSmallFootprint in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    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 10km every day, broken in to two or three walks.  My pace is off, what used to take me 50 minutes of brisk walking in the summer is taking 70 minutes now.  I was definitely feeling sluggish on my walk this morning, probably noticeable now that the inflammation  has lessened, and I'm hoping to feel increased energy soon.  Running has been put on hold until the inflammation has gone.   Patience, I would rather start from square one again than injure myself. 
    My M3 salad was huge but I ate it all anyways, only to have a sore stomach a half hour later.  I have trouble knowing how much to make for a meal for myself.  I plan to measure out the ingredients going forward, until I can eye-ball things more accurately.
    My stomach is still not balanced correctly, having cramps and gassy today.  I hate this.  I know that I need to be patient in this regard, that in good time my gut will be happy with the changes I've made.  
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to OurSmallFootprint in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    Thankyou, I do have an insta, but it isn't supposed to be food lol, we were documenting our off grid lifestyle when we moved out here 2.5 years ago, but we've been slack!
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    ShadowInTheKitchen got a reaction from OurSmallFootprint in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    Your pics are beautiful... blog worthy imo.   Welcome!
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to MadyVanilla in Here's To Success   
    Busy day yesterday, and I didn't get a chance to journal.  It was a good day, though, wholesome meals and 10,000+ steps.  I am starting to have a bit of the GI issues/sluggish digestive system.  Still this morning....I'm hoping today will be the end of this.  
    Day 8
    M1 - eggs and compliant sausage
    M2- grilled chicken and avocado salad
    M3-Grilled chicken with berries over salad greens
     
    I slept well last night, and I have a good energy level despite the digestive stuff.  Heading to a farmer's market shortly to pick up some winter vegetables!  
    Day 9
    M1- eggs with Applegate farms ham and a mineola orange
    M2- grilled chicken salad
    M3-steak, sweet potato, broccoli
     
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    ShadowInTheKitchen got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 4, Saturday January 9, 2021
    M1: sweet potato, kale, prosciutto, 2 eggs, ghee
    M2: romaine salad with avocado, green grapes, mandarins, chicken, PK Green Goddess dressing
    Snack: banana, pecans
    M3: 1/2 serving of shepherd's pie
    M4: 1/2 serving of dinner: green beans, carrots, white potatoes, roast beef, ghee
    This morning I cleaned out the basement fridge, it feels healthier now.  I'm planning to use the freezer section to store foods that I plan to eat very soon, within the coming week.  Just part of my plan to use up the food that has been languishing in the basement upright freezer.
    Yesterday I assembled a new shelving unit for storage beside the basement fridge and freezer. It's beautiful btw! The intent was to get the empty beer and wine bottles up off the floor so that I no longer need to navigate over and around them to access the fridge or freezer.  The bottom two shelves of the unit are dedicated to storage for booze, pop and empties. The top three shelves are for kitchen things that rarely get used, and temporarily for my kitchen pantry overflow.  There is simply too much food in this house, yet I keep buying more because I forget what I have.
    I know from past experience that I eat better when my food storage units are clean, tidy and organized, and when I have meals planned ahead.  I also know that I often binge-shop and buy too much food, which leaves me feeling overwhelmed.  On this Whole30 I want to try to make meal planning a habit.  I want to reign in my over-indulging whether that be in the grocery aisle or at my dinner table.  
    Day 4, done.
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    ShadowInTheKitchen got a reaction from OurSmallFootprint in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 4, Saturday January 9, 2021
    M1: sweet potato, kale, prosciutto, 2 eggs, ghee
    M2: romaine salad with avocado, green grapes, mandarins, chicken, PK Green Goddess dressing
    Snack: banana, pecans
    M3: 1/2 serving of shepherd's pie
    M4: 1/2 serving of dinner: green beans, carrots, white potatoes, roast beef, ghee
    This morning I cleaned out the basement fridge, it feels healthier now.  I'm planning to use the freezer section to store foods that I plan to eat very soon, within the coming week.  Just part of my plan to use up the food that has been languishing in the basement upright freezer.
    Yesterday I assembled a new shelving unit for storage beside the basement fridge and freezer. It's beautiful btw! The intent was to get the empty beer and wine bottles up off the floor so that I no longer need to navigate over and around them to access the fridge or freezer.  The bottom two shelves of the unit are dedicated to storage for booze, pop and empties. The top three shelves are for kitchen things that rarely get used, and temporarily for my kitchen pantry overflow.  There is simply too much food in this house, yet I keep buying more because I forget what I have.
    I know from past experience that I eat better when my food storage units are clean, tidy and organized, and when I have meals planned ahead.  I also know that I often binge-shop and buy too much food, which leaves me feeling overwhelmed.  On this Whole30 I want to try to make meal planning a habit.  I want to reign in my over-indulging whether that be in the grocery aisle or at my dinner table.  
    Day 4, done.
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to MadyVanilla in Here's To Success   
    Yesterday was another good day - lots to do and kept busy with it, moving from task to task on my to-do list.  But when it was time to settle down, I devoured all the latest on the riots. Not a good idea before bed.  And so I didn't sleep great, lots of tossing and turning, vivid dreams, which happens to me when I'm feeling stressed.  Today, I'm going to parse my news with planned bits through the day.  I had a good walk with a friend and our dogs yesterday afternoon, and we talked about where we were for all the big events in our life - Challenger explosion, 9/11, etc.  And how we found ourselves glued to the tv for days...part of my 3 a.m. musings were about how unhealthy and unhelpful that is for me, and so I came up with the plan to schedule twitter and tv news check-ins today,  
    I can't believe I've been doing this for a week.  As hard as it is to gear up and mentally prep myself for a W30, it is so easy to get through stages of it with proper preparation.  I know boredom and cravings are in my very near future, but I'm going to enjoy the ease of now and the pleasure and pride I derive from nourishing myself.  
    Day 7
    M1-pumpkin souffle
    M2-the rest of the chicken fajita over greens
    M3-steak ceasar salad 
      
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to Contessa in Contessa's January reset   
    Man. This week. A colleague asked today, "There are literally so many things that are flying around, and everything seems urgent! Do you feel like your hair's on fire like I do?" Yes, beloved colleague, I do. Today is a day that would have absolutely knocked me off my W30 if I didn't have a ton of meal building blocks ready to go in the fridge. Thank the goddess for meal prep.
    I had some pretty gnarly junk food urges today. It doesn't help that I discovered (just before starting this Whole 30) that the new grocery store down the street has a bakery that makes very good chocolate chip cookies. Yes, I do consider myself a connoisseur of chocolate chip cookies. I ate half a bag before the W30 started, but then had to throw the rest in the garbage, because I was ready to start my W30. Thinking of you, chocolate chip cookies, and knowing I'm better off tonight without you!
    Food journal for 1/7/21 - Day 9:
    Breakfast: Steamed broccoli, last of the butternut squash, mashed potatoes, 1 perfect poached egg.
    Lunch: Paleo chicken soup
    Dinner: Thanks to @Amy_Michigan  – I scored one of these nifty Birds Eye bags of shredded potatoes & sweet potatoes with broccoli & cauliflower florets. Find 'em in your frozen food section, folks. This item is completely compatible with W30 and makes the work of meal prep very easy. Dinner involved about half a bag of these with some pre-made pulled chicken. A satisfying and lightning-quick dinner! No, I am not being paid for this endorsement
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    ShadowInTheKitchen reacted to MadyVanilla in Here's To Success   
    @LadyWolf0926  I'm sure there was a recipe at some point, but I've been making it for years and have created my own way.  I whisk together one can of pumpkin, about 1/2 can coconut milk, 6-8 eggs (depends on what I have left in a carton), cinnamon, and nutmeg.  I grease a 9x9 pan with avocado oil spray dump the mixture in, top with pecans if I have them and a sprinkle of cinnamon, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until it's no longer jiggly in the middle.  I think the original recipe called for separating the eggs and whipping the whites to make it truly a souffle, but I like it just fine without the extra work.  
    Yesterday was a good day.  I had a lot to do, including taking Christmas decorations to the attic.  I usually avoid this because it's so much effort, but I didn't mind and did it quickly.  Everything got done, I wasn't in too much pain, and I felt very accomplished.  I was so busy I missed the riots (probably a good thing because I would have been glued to the tv).  I didn't hear of it until my husband mentioned it over our late dinner - then I immediately began searching out news.  As would be expected, I was quite heightened and edgy, and so had difficulty settling down and falling asleep later.  But I did end up sleeping well once I went to sleep.  
    Day 6
    M1-pumpkin souffle
    M2-leftovers of chicken salad, bone broth, ceasar salad with PK dressing
    M3-leftover chicken fajita over kale