meli22

Members
  • Content Count

    66
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    6

Everything posted by meli22

  1. DAY 4 Sleep - pill, 10:30 - 7:30 B - coconut-cauliflower soup; coffee* L - salad (kale, radicchio, lobok, olive oil & acv, sausage, olives, 1/4 avocado) w/ roasted squash S - apple & 1 T almond butter D - yam noodles w/ sausage, olives, salsa *coffee from now on will be half-caf unless otherwise noted
  2. DAY 3 Sleep - pill - 10:30 - 7:30 (up at 3:30 but fell back asleep within minutes) B - coconut-cauliflower soup; coffee (half-caf) L - zucchini noodles + salsa, sautéed mushrooms, sausage S - grapes D - salad (kale, radicchio, lobok, olive oil + acv, herring, olives, 1/4 avocado) Feeling well-rested, not as foggy or hungry as usual. Might have apple slices and almond butter later if I’m feeling hungry
  3. DAY 2 Sleep - up at 11:30, 1:40 + 4:30 (no pill) B - 2 deviled eggs (w/ mustard + chopped olives); coffee S - 1 T sunflower seeds L - salad (kale, radicchio, celery, olive oil + acv, olives, pickles, 1/2 avocado, herring); grapes S - apple + 1 T almond butter D - chicken-veg soup; sauerkraut; roasted delicata squash w/ sea salt Very very tired and numbed out today but managed to do a half hour yoga and get in a walk. I had to lie down after lunch. Bought decaf coffee. Bought a neti pot which I’ll sterilize and use tonight - I remember using one for sin
  4. DAY 1 Sleep - no pill, up at 1:45 & 5:30 B - coffee; chicken-veg soup S - 1 T sunflower seeds L - sardines w/ 1/2 T olive oil, capers, olives, celery, cucumber + sauerkraut D - zucchini noodles w/ salsa, sautéed mushrooms, shrimp + olives; grapes (It’s still early in the evening so if I get hungry later, I’ll have a hardboiled egg) Feeling good today - energy level consistent. Had a decent sleep (for me) and got an early start feeling relatively well-rested. One of the side effects of my sleeping pills are a dramatically increased appetite/weig
  5. @ShadowInTheKitchen Oh wow, this is SO encouraging - thank you so much for sharing. This gives me hope! I’m hoping to make the switch to decaf gradually as I get really strong withdrawal symptoms even on such a small amount. Fingers crossed!
  6. aaaaand - switch to decaf
  7. I’m starting my second W30 tomorrow in the hope that it helps with my insomnia, congested sinuses, minor weight gain, depression and low energy. I’m pretty sure all these things are connected but I know for a fact that eating bread for lunch and licorice for dinner is doing me zero favours. My doctor recommended I switch to decaf (I currently have about 12oz of coffee before breakfast) so I will be easing into that over the next 30 days. I’ve been doing yoga every day so I hope to continue with that, along with my walks and bike rides (no car, so this is a given). GOALS:
  8. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 11 B = coffee w/ almond milk; cauliflower-dill soup; roast duck; sauerkraut L = plums w/ cashew "yogourt" & trail mix D = shredded cabbage w/ mayonnaise, tomato & pickled red onion; roast duck S = peach & handful of cashews exercise = 40 mins weights I think I'm just going to give up on non-dairy attempts at yogourt 'cause it's never the same
  9. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 10 B = coffee w/ almond milk; tandoori chicken; 1/2 green apple, cucumber slices, 1/4 avocado S = last of the tandoori chicken L = cauliflower-dill soup; tomato wedges; hardboiled egg S = 2 plums; trail mix D = roasted potatoes w/ mayonnaise; roasted duck exercise = 25 min run Another 'off' day. Low energy / no motivation to leave the house after my run but I think that's mostly due to my period and sleeping poorly. All I wanted was a scone... so I had potatoes instead. I'm finding that I do better with a bit of starchy carbohydrate f
  10. YES. I relate to this so much. I've been listening to FoodPsych and F*ck It Diet podcast for a long time and I think the message they're promoting is very important. I went on my first diet at 8 years old and have never had a "normal" relationship with food - I hope to, one day, but I'm just not there yet. It's complicated. I find that being on a diet gives me a sense of control otherwise lacking in my life, and the pandemic has only intensified this need. The sense of structure does give me a sense of security but it is bringing out my orthorexic tendencies. The usual restrict/binge cycl
  11. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 9 B = coffee w/ almond milk; egg salad (2 hardboiled eggs w/ mustard, pickled onion, sauerkraut); 1/4 avocado; peach S = bowl of cauliflower soup L = zucchini noodles w/ marinara sauce; sardines w/ olive oil, capers & pickled onion; cucumber & tomato slices S = iced coffee; peach D = zucchini noodles w/ marinara sauce, hardboiled egg & 1/4 avocado; green apple; trail mix S = cup of almond milk Most challenging day so far. Unsatisfied with my meals, craving sugar, hungry but not hungry... Almost 9pm and I haven't left the apartme
  12. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 8 B = coffee w/ almond milk; 2 sausages; cucumber slices, 1/4 avocado, sauerkraut L = cabbage-carrot slaw w/ olive oil, vinegar & mustard; seafood mix; cauliflower-dill soup; 2 plums D = 2 hardboiled eggs; baked yam; zucchini noodles w/ tomato sauce; a peach for dessert exercise = 60 mins walk
  13. meli22

    Round 2

    @MadyVanilla fizzy drinks always add a little something to the end of the meal
  14. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 7 B = coffee w/ almond milk; egg salad (2 hardboiled eggs w/ mayo, capers, sauerkraut & pickled red onion); 1/2 baked yam; tomato slices L = cabbage-carrot slaw (w/ mayo, caper berries & pickled onion); seafood mix; sugar snap peas; 1/4 avocado; 2 apricots P-WO = 1 hardboiled egg w/ hot sauce D = zucchini noodles w/ tomato sauce; 2 sausages; cauliflower florets & cucumber; la croix for dessert exercise = 20 mins run // 30 mins weights
  15. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 6 B = coffee w/ almond milk; egg salad (2 hardboiled eggs w/ mayo, capers, pickled peppers & lettuce); 2 apricots, cucumber slices L = sardines w/ olive oil, capers, sauerkraut & pickled onion; sugar snap peas & cucumber slices; 1/2 avocado S = zucchini noodles w/ tomato sauce; 2 apricots D = carrot-cabbage slaw w/ mayo, pickled peppers & caper berries; seafood mix (clams, mussels & shrimp); 1/2 baked yam exercise = 90 min walk + will probably do some yoga later this evening Feeling good! Energy is steady, skin has clea
  16. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 5 B = coffee w/ almond milk; 2 hardboiled eggs; 1/2 grapefruit; 1/4 avocado L = cabbage-carrot slaw w/ mayo & chicken; tomato & sugar snap peas; blueberry smoothie S = tomato slices & 1/4 avocado D = zucchini noodles w/ tomato sauce; sardines w/ olive oil, capers & pickled red onion; baked yam exercise = 20 min run Note to self: if you eat more at breakfast, you will have a better run I'm still figuring out what feels like "enough" at each meal though I am currently pre-menstrual and am always extra hungry at that time
  17. meli22

    Round 2

    @Kirra Thank you! Yes, the dreaded mid-afternoon slump has always been a problem. Especially now, working from home - a few feet away from my bed lol
  18. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 4 B = coffee w/ almond milk; chicken-vegetable stew w/ 1/4 avocado; cucumber, sauerkraut, handful of cherries L = zucchini noodles w/ marinara sauce & roast chicken; sugar snap peas, 1/2 grapefruit S = la croix; hardboiled egg, last of the cherries D = red cabbage-carrot slaw w/ homemade mayo & boiled shrimp; tomato slices exercise = 30 min run A miracle: Today was the first day in living memory that I didn't need a nap - I was able to work straight through the afternoon without needing a lie-down! Energy was steady all day.
  19. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 3 B = coffee w/ almond milk; 2 poached eggs; cucumber slices, 1/2 baked yam, handful of cherries S = tomato slices, 1/4 avocado, bit of roast chicken L = zucchini noodles w/ marinara sauce; sardines w/ olive oil, capers & pickled red onion; cucumber slices & sugar snap peas S = handful of cherries, closed handful of sunflower seeds; la croix D = smoothie (blueberries, zucchini, cauliflower, red cabbage, ground flaxseed, fish oil, compliant protein powder) exercise = 30 min run Slept better! I want to cut back on my frui
  20. meli22

    Round 2

    @Kirra Good luck! I'm excited to see how your Whole30 progresses! Let's cross our fingers for glowing complexions
  21. meli22

    Round 2

    @MadyVanilla I know, right?! Is sun tea when you let it steep for a few hours in the sun? I usually do a mix of nettles and hibiscus
  22. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 2 B = coffee w/ almond milk; chicken-veg stew w/ zucchini noodles & drizzle of fish oil L = sardines w/ olive oil, pickled red onion, capers & sunflower seeds; tomato, cucumber, sauerkraut, pickled radishes & peppers; a tangerine S = bit of roast chicken; la croix (aka clown water) D = zucchini noodles w/ compliant marinara sauce; roast chicken; 1/2 baked oriental yam (it was huge); handful of cherries for dessert exercise = ran errands on foot (about 70 mins walking total) - plan to go for a brisk 20-30 min exercise walk this evening.
  23. meli22

    Round 2

    Day 1 B = coffee w/ almond milk; 2 hardboiled eggs, handful of cherries, tomato wedges, 1/4 avocado L = roast chicken w/ skin, tangerine, cucumber slices, pickled peppers, sauerkraut S = coffee w/ almond milk; last of the cherries, sunflower seeds D = chicken-vegetable stew w/ zucchini noodles & drizzle of fish oil exercise = cursed and scowled my way through 40 mins yoga
  24. meli22

    Round 2

    Thank you everyone for the encouragement!
  25. I was so happy with the results from my first Whole30 that I've decided to commit to a second round. I'm going to start TOMORROW. The stress of current affairs has me scrolling all day until my brain turns to porridge. I've all but given up on exercise at this point (pre-pandemic, I would go to the gym most days). It's also pushed me straight into my #1 childhood coping strategy: CANDY. I now have a face full of pimples to show for it ~ it doesn't feel good afterward, and I want to nip this little habit in the bud. Swedish berries, you are CANCELLED. GOALS: Find other wa