Birdie7117

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  1. DAY 31 GLORIOUS ! MORNING LIGHT / PEACE / JOY THRILLLED I FINISHED THE COURSE! Savoring this delight & sense of accomplishment! Now moving on from W30 blog to this POST-W30 section´╗┐ _________________________________________________________________ APRIL 15, 2020 / WED Started day with my lovely half sweet potato/Vanilla Pod cream & delicious cup of Nespresso Will begin testing Dairy today - Jeni's ButterMint ice cream / greek yogurt / maybe some melted cheese Or pimento cheese at lunch loaded baked potato / either Quiche or Parmesan chicken for dinner (made w/ W30 mayo & Parm coating)
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    May 6 cont / testing gluten 11:45 - Collagen Peach Smoothie 1:30 - 2 cups Tuna Noodle Salad 2:15 & 2:45 & 4 - small xxx donut/ coffee obviously, cravings are back... Dinner - will probably be green chef chicken & veggies & some sort of gluten
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    May 6, Wednesday/ Day 52 more breakout on nose today! Put some treatment on it way off plan yesterday & have been slipping up during testing. Finding it hard to do pure W30 days in between testing. its been so wonderful to add back some things - hard to let them go! Will test wheat again today & perhaps go back to W30 several days & slowly add back some things &/or test more
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    May 5, Tuesday, Day 51 decided to test wheat today, since I had some yesterday *Noticed an outbreak of bumps on nose today 10:30am - Peach Collagen Smoothie 11:30 - 2 croissants/ O sugar jam/ coffee 1pm half croissant 0 cramps, but a bit of tummy upset around 2 feeling sluggish a bit vs energy 3pm - rest of croissant 4:30 - cup of tuna noodle salad 6pm - more noodle salad 8pm - snack attack - ice cream, root beer, potato chips // way off the W30 path!
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    May 4 / Monday / Day 50 Was going to do a pure W30 day, but realizing cravings are back. 2pm - Collagen Peach Smoothie 4:30 - 2 cups popcorn 5pm - cup of chili, half avocado Small xxx donut 6:30 - small grape juice cordial Half an English muffin/ ghee 7:30 - cordial 9:30 - Parmesan chicken Yellow squash/ crisp oven roasted potatoes
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    My food log- looking for some peace

    It really helped me to keep homemade chicken salad on hand. w/ celery, W30 mayo, McCormick Poultry seasoning, toasted almonds & grapes on side Also made chili about once a week - good w/ avocado All the best on your journey!
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    Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20

    JOURNAL - TESTING UPDATES WEEK 1 - TESTED DAIRY April 15 -17 - no issues aware of WEEK 2 - from 4-19 to 23, tested GF GRAINS separately & together. Only issue = increased cravings for Grains! WEEK 3 - Tested Agave & Bai (sugar alcohols) 4-26 -28 & NO reactions! YAY! WEEK 3 - Legumes - peanuts/ peanut butter - had reaction (itching, some tummy upset). + tested field peas & b/c Legumes are known to cause gas, I can live w/o them for sure! There did not seem to be a reaction to SOY -- tested Helmanns mayo / Dales Sauce / Apple Salad dressing (soy oil). NEXT will be testing GLUTEN - bread / pasta / crackers
  8. Just finished Day 3! Yay! Shaking a soda habit that started last year... Drinking water w/ slice of orange for W30 + approved coconut water. NOTES ***B/c of IBS/gallbladder issues, I am eating more frequent, smaller meals as suggested in the W30 book ** Important to take a PROBIOTIC daily to ward off digestive issues / changes (& imp. to drink my orange water) * I can't face eggs in the morning, so had an idea to have baked sweet potato for breakfast - so far working out well! * I know smoothies are not encouraged, but I have just started doing them again & don't want to lose a healthy habit, plus it's a way to take Collagen,- imp. for my health. DAY 1 3-16-20 / Monday The first day was hard b/c no protein salad to fall back on or anything pre-prepared. Just winging it all day. Breakfast - half Baked sweet potato & ghee Snack - half LARA bar (Lemon) Lunch - Made W30 mayo & had tuna salad in Romaine lettuce leaf , Toasted almonds, & half a baked pear Snack - Smoothie with coconut water, Collagen, apple, berries & spinach Dinner - Sauteed chicken breast / pan scraped w/ coconut milk, chives & garlic to make a sauce - DELICIOUS! + Mashed potatoes with ghee Snack - half LARA bar A struggle to get thru the day -- what? No honeymoon phase first day? DAY 2 Breakfast - half Baked sweet potato & a compliant sausage pattie, mustard Lunch - ZOE'S Kitchen - grilled chicken kabob , veggies, potato salad Snack - Smoothie with coconut water, Collagen, apple, berries & spinach Dinner - smoked pulled pork, no sauce / dill pickles & pickled onion // passed on bbq sauce & salad w/ 1000 isle Snack - grapes (red) Started out day well & optimistic, but by lunch time, LOW, LOW ENERGY & had to go into town for an apt. No fun! By late afternoon, irritated b/c SLIM lady in front of me at checkout had a cart loaded with carbohydrate items & snacks! B/c of virus - NO roast or Chicken left to buy! So bought small fz turkey to have for the weekend / as limiting trips to store for now DAY 3 Breakfast - half Baked sweet potato & half a compliant sausage pattie Lunch - Boiled Shrimp made into salad w/ W30 mayo, lots of celery, black pepper, lemon juice & OLD BAY SEASONING - yummy + lettuce Snack - Smoothie with coconut water, Collagen, fz peach, berries & spinach Dinner - Boiled Shrimp made into salad w/ W30 mayo, lots of celery, black pepper, lemon juice & OLD BAY SEASONING - yummy + lettuce TOSSED SALAD w/ tomato & approved TESSA Salad Dressing (cilantro lime Ranch) Snack - half LARA bar (cherry) Rested in the afternoon / took nap, then had a nice dinner Full, Satisfied, happy & relaxed at bedtime DAY 4 (already!) // 26 DAYS TO GO AFTER TODAY! Breakfast - half Baked sweet potato & compliant sausage pattie Lunch Snack - Smoothie with coconut water, Collagen, fz peach, berries & spinach Dinner - Snack -
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    MAY 3, Sunday / DAY 49 / TESTING LEGUMES - field peas Review: PEANUTS / Pnb on Friday caused itching & 1 tummy upset, but no cramps thankfully No obvious reaction to SOY on Saturday // No cramps or tummy upset or itching // still sense of well being So far today, the only reaction to field peas is the "normal" issue of gas / maybe a bit of itching (face) Maybe a bit less energy - but have been staying up very late w/ Netfix binges _________________________________________________________________________ Today recap so far: 1pm - Collagen Peach Smoothie & half cup black coffee / smoothie is so good & filling 2:15 - half cup field peas w/snaps - cooked from fresh-frozen, in chicken broth / slice tomato / bite corn bread 3pm - Cup of agave tea w/ pods cream - so good! 3:45 - cup of popcorn 5pm - half cup field peas / slice of tomato 6:30 - small grape cordial 7:30 - 2/3 RX Bar 8:30 - starting on second cup of agave tea 9pm - Will have lemon skillet chicken & green peas & lettuce / roasted potato wedges / (Green Chef)
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    MAY 2, Saturday / DAY 48 Cont/ TESTING SOY So far, no reaction to SOY // No cramps or tummy upset or itching // feel good sense of well being _________________________________________________ (1pm - Peach Collagen Smoothie / half cup coffee) Full & Satisfied for hours 5pm - Large hamburger pattie, made with 1 Tbsp DALES SAUCE [ SOY ] / Helmanns MAYO / W30 catsup Garden Lettuce / half apple, chopped /Panera Apple Dressing (Soy Oil) 6pm - Off plan - 2 Cups Popcorn from 4 - 8 pm - 2 Cups Agave Tea 7 - 9pm - half RX Bar 9:30 - 1/3 cup mandarin oranges, sprinkle of almonds // half RX Bar 12 am - 1/3 apple w/ Panera Apple Dressing dip (Soy Oil) 2 Cups Popcorn / small grape cordial
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    MAY 2, Saturday / DAY 48 / TESTING SOY 1pm - Peach Collagen Smoothie - so good! / half cup coffee // Beautiful Morning time Still a bit itchy -- from peanuts yesterday? But tummy is fine & feel uplifted & happy. (arms / legs / hands /scalp/face ) just randomly itchy - but not a big issue.... Joints feel fine so far today Will test my fav, Helmanns Mayo today & Dale's Sauce & an Apple Salad Dressing (Panera) // for SOY
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    MAY 1, Friday / DAY 47 Cont / TESTING peanuts (In morning had Peach Collagen Smoothie & 2 strawberries.) On a Zoom call until 4:30 4:30 - 1/4 cup green beans w/vinegar cucumbers/ slice tomato - so good! 4:45 - packet PEANUTS & grape cordial (half grape juice/half coconut water) Good! 7 pm - 2 Tbsp PEANUT BUTTER & half apple // Cup of mushroom soup w/beef broth/pods cream 9 pm - pork chop / green beans w/ shallots / oven fries 9 to 10 - RX Bar / grape juice cordial 11:15 - off plan - had 1 tiny powdered donut 1 am - Tbsp peanut butter & some apple // before bed REVIEW - in evening - bit of D, but No cramps. Joints felt more creaky/stiff // some itching // more tired tonight, but still peaceful/happy
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    MAY 1, Friday / DAY 47 / TESTING peanuts Since not reacting to agave or Bai, going ahead & testing PEANUTS today. ____________________________________________ 11am - 2 lge perfect Strawberries w/ agave / Coffee 11:45 - PEACH COLLAGEN Smoothie - w/ Peach Coconut Water // 3 peach slices / 1/4 t almond extract / 2 tsp Agave full / satisfied / happy / uplifted / peaceful _________________________________________________
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    APRIL 30, Thursday / DAY 46 / TESTING AGAVE & BAI Had everything similar to yesterday, except for the asprin & Keto Fudge -- & NO tummy upset. So - think it was coconut oil in the fudge that created the inbalance yesterday. Noon - lge, perfect STRAWBERRY w/ agave Cup of Elderberry Tea/agave sipping on it noon - 2:30 1:30 - PEACH COLLAGEN Smoothie - w/ BAI Pinapple-Coconut / 3 peach slices / 1/4 tsp almond extract / 2 tsp Agave 3:30 - Mexican Salad w/ shredded roast beef, greens, half avocado, spring onion, Salsa, herbal cilantro dressing, 3 corn chips RX Bar snack during the afternoon & another perfect Strawberry w/ agave 8pm - half russet potato made into thin slices & roasted // W30 catsup 8:30 - Mushroom Soup / homemade beef broth / pod cream // so good 11pm - 2 bites hubby's hamburger - good! // Stayed up late binge watching Netflix
  15. CUCUMBERS IN VINEGAR - A nice side with veggies like yellow squash / green beans / tomatoes A classic Southern dish! Peel & slice 1 medium cucumber Heat 1/3 cup water in microwave about 30 seconds; stir in 3/4 tsp salt Add 1/3 cup White Vinegar - I like Modena Pour into a pretty bowl & add cucumbers. Refrigerate at least 15 min before serving. Will keep for several days in refrig. * Before serving, can add sweet onion / tomatoes / dill or other herbs
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    APRIL 29, Wednesday / DAY 45 / TESTING AGAVE & BAI Last night, went to bed so relaxed / calm / uplifted & sleepy // not suffering any effects from testing Agave or Bai. __________________________________ Today - MORNING LIGHT / forest / APRIL Beauty / stayed upstairs again 1pm - Delicious cup of Tea w/ 1 Tbsp Agave / half sweet potato 2:30 - A Perfect STRAWBERRY w/ Agave - so good! 3 - 3:30 - Second Cup of Tea w/ Agave + lovely Lavender Epsom Bath rainy / green April aftrnoon / resting / relaxing 5 pm - about 2 tsp Keto Fudge recipe (coconut oil / cocoa / vanilla / salt) & I add some collagen to it also 6pm - baby asprin - the last day or so - stiff neck 6:30 - PEACH COLLAGEN Smoothie - w/ Peach Coconut Water / 3 peach slices / almond extract / 2 tsp Agave 7 to 8pm, potty trips 2x / but NO Cramps! // ?Due to the coconout oil fudge ?? or Baby asprin?? Or the Peaches?? 8:30 - Recovered // ate hamburger patty / 1/4 cup cooked collards / oven baked fries / W30 catsup / 1/3 Cherry BAI 10pm - half Eclair (hungry again) 11:30 - half cup of homemade mushroom soup / w/ left over beef broth & splash of Pod Cream 12:30 - Sleepy / feeling fine / everything back to normal. Tomorrow is back to W30 for 2 days, and then testing LEGUMES. Sipping cup of agave tea w/ splash of Pod Cream
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    CUCUMBERS In Vinegar - A Side for Veggies

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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    Will post some recipes here & in the RECIPE Section. PEACH Collagen Smoothie Place a scoop Collagen in Bullet glass, stir in about a cup or so of *BAI. Add 3 slices fz Peaches / 1/4 tsp almond extract & about 2 tsp AGAVE. *I use pineapple/coconut BAI or regular Cococnut BAI *OR use Coconut Water if on W30 & omit Agave. Blend & enjoy! ______________________________ CUCUMBERS IN VINEGAR - A nice side with veggies (yellow squash / green beans / tomatoes) Peel & slice 1 medium cucumber Heat 1/3 cup water in microwave; stir in 3/4 tsp salt Add 1/3 cup White Vinegar - I like Modena If not on W30, add Tbsp Agave or sugar / or to taste // Omit if on W30 Pour into a pretty bowl & add cucumbers. Refrigerate at least 15 min before serving. Will keep for several days in refrig. * Before serving, can add sweet onion / tomatoes / dill or other herbs
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    Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20

    ******** Was thinking today - so grateful that I did W30 during Quarantine, as otherwise, I may have "eaten my way through it"! I most likely would have gained wt and been miserable! Instead, with lovely W30, I LOST wt, felt healthy, happy, full & satisfied, and DELIGHTED to have a plan and PATH to follow that's SUSTAINABLE!
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    Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20

    So far, NO REACTION to AGAVE OR BAI beverage (sugar alcohols) YAY! So glad I can resume using / drinking these! I've had a Tbsp of Agave in a cup of Hot Tea several times - and NO side effects!
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    ******** Was thinking today - so grateful that I did W30 during Quarantine, as otherwise, I may have "eaten my way through it"! I most likely would have gained wt and been miserable! Instead, with lovely W30, I LOST wt, felt healthy, happy, full & satisfied, and DELIGHTED to have a plan and PATH to follow that's SUSTAINABLE!
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    APRIL 28, Tuesday / DAY 44 / TESTING AGAVE & BAI Stayed upstairs until noon - looking at trees / reading / LOVE APRIL Perfection! Saw a FB post that said " 2020 is an unusual time - Febuary had 29 days - and April lasted a year!" But I LOVE it - glad April was leisurely and long! Recap: ***NO Tummy Issues At All today! Or yesterday! Downstairs by noon - coffee 12:45 - half sweet potato w/ Pod cream / cup of Tea w/ Tbsp AGAVE Full & satisfied a long time 2:45 - 2 lge Strawberries w/ AGAVE & Pod Cream; yum! 3 pm - half slice chicken / 7 organic blue corn chips (safflower oil) 4:30 - Delicious Salad - shredded roast beef on leaf lettuce/ Green Herbal Dressing / half avocado / Fresh Market Salsa / chives 7 organic blue corn chips 7:15 - Delicious PEACH Collagen Smoothie - w/ BAI / scoop Collagen, 3 slices fz Peaches / 1/4 tsp almond extract / about 2 tsp AGAVE Full & satisfied most of the day - & SENSE OF WELL BEING - as if still on W30! JOY! Not hungry - had late, light dinner of part of Green Chef meal - sauteed kale/tomato / squash / slice cajun chicken *Made an old recipe of a Keto fudge today - maybe had 2 teaspoons throughout the day // No RX Bar today. 11 pm - Sleepy / Happy / At Peace. Grateful for this journey. SO GLAD I HAVEN'T REACTED TO AGAVE OR BAI!! As I want to ENJOY these going forward! So far, the only things that caused an IBS flare up were maybe a homemade tomato soup DURING W30 & last week - perhaps a broccoli/cabbage stirfry - that caused a potty day - but NO Cramps or pain!
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    APRIL 27, Monday / DAY 43 Cont. / TESTING AGAVE & BAI Recap: NO REACTIONS AWARE OF TO AGAVE OR BAI TODAY 12:30 - Nana crepe & 1 piece bacon / sipping on Agave Tea 2:45 - Small salad of shredded roast beef over leaf lettuce / half avocado / Fresh Market salsa / chives homemade herbal dressing / So good! 4pm - Nap 5pm - Snack - Second cup of AGAVE TEA / a few bites Fage yogurt / half an Eclair 8pm - Roast Beef & mashed poratoes & French green beans cooked in ghee w/chives & topped w/ almonds .. So good! Vinegar cucumber salad 9:30-10 Chocolate RX BAR & Collagen Smoothie with BAI & half banana & almond extract 12:30 - half orange & off to bed Feeling Well! Uplifted & full & satisfied. No tummy upset today or bathroom trips. Not very hungry today. Will continue to test Agave & Bai tomorrow & sugars
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    Birdie's TESTING Journey - post W30

    APRIL 27, Monday / DAY 43 / TESTING AGAVE & BAI (alcohol sugars) TODAY Still staying upstairs all morning // ENJOYING FOREST BEAUTY - AS IF IN TREE HOUSE Noon - downstairs / made Cup of Tea w/ 1 Tbsp Agave 12:30 - Nana crepe & 1 piece bacon / sipping on Tea Feeling Well! Uplifted & full & satisfied. Been down a Pinterest & Instagram rabbithole lately - inspired to do some cooking and interior design projects! Enjoying the Quiet days of social distancing - to a degree! No upheaval of going out of town, but just relaxing -- But miss being with my daughters and grandbaby terribly!!