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  1. The desire to start all over again is strong but I need to remember consistency over perfection. Plus, I find that an "all or nothing" attitude will usually lead me right into a binge/restrict cycle, which I really want to avoid.
  2. DAY 3 B - coffee w/ nut milk; smoothie (green apple, celery, zucchini, flax seeds, fish oil, protein powder) L - salad (parsley, radicchio, red cabbage, celery, mint) w/ vinaigrette; chicken hearts; pickled peppers & olives S - coffee w/ nut milk; dates and walnuts D - 2 boiled eggs; tomato; 1/4 avocado S - smoothie (as above) S - sole fillet w/ chimichurri Slept poorly and didn't leave the house all day. I seem to swing between two extremes: waking up at 4am, or waking up at 10 - 11am. This has been an issue since I was laid off in March (and los
  3. DAY 2 B - coffee w/ walnut milk; 2 boiled eggs; tomato, cucumber & 1/4 avocado L - zucchini noodles w/ pickled peppers & chimichurri; sole fillet; handful of cherries S - coffee w/ nut milk; small handful of walnuts D - salad (parsley, radicchio, mint, red cabbage, celery & 1/4 avocado) w/ vinaigrette; chicken hearts; pickled peppers a few dates & La Croix (for dessert) Still not sure how I feel about the chicken hearts... I usually have no issues eating liver, kidneys &c. but the rubbery texture is kind of off-putting. I still have one
  4. DAY 1 B - coffee (black); curried cauliflower soup L - salad (romaine, radicchio, celery, mint) w/ vinaigrette (olive oil, vinegar, mustard) + nutritional yeast; olives & pickled peppers; sole fillet S - La Croix; cherries & small handful of walnuts D - zucchini noodles w/ tomatoes, pickled peppers, olives, chimichurri & chicken hearts; a few dates (for dessert) A very small breakfast today because I woke up at an obscenely late hour. Feeling good! I went for a walk after lunch and this helped with the afternoon fatigue - managed to go an entir
  5. @ShadowInTheKitchen and @Blueautumn thank you both for the encouragement. Your examples are very motivating for me
  6. I'm back! I ended up having to make some adjustments to my medication, which led to overwhelm (too many changes all at once) so I decided to focus on one thing at a time. After I adjusted my dosage I started to feel better and able to incorporate some daily movement. I started doing yoga every morning and have managed to stick with it for 10 consecutive days - a small victory! What I've learned is that it's preferable to do it every day, even if it's just 10 minutes, and keep the momentum going rather than aim for so-called perfection. I will be doing the same with W30 - aiming for
  7. Day 2 B - coffee w/ almond milk; sole fillet w/ mayonnaise; cucumber & tomato w/ oil and vinegar; sauerkraut S - green apple w/ small handful of almonds L - 2 hardboiled eggs; roasted cauliflower; green olives; baby carrots; dill pickle afternoon coffee D - chicken soup; baked yam exercise - long afternoon walk + took my meds
  8. @Blueautumn Aw, thanks I hope you start feeling better too! I've started writing a "schedule" on paper as if I were back in grade school, lol, and find that is helping me somewhat as well.
  9. Day 1 B - coffee w/ compliant almond milk; poached egg w/ tabasco sauce; cut up cucumber, tomatoes & sauerkraut w/ olive oil and acv (slept in abnormally late so this was more of a snack than a meal) L - tuna salad (w/ homemade mayo, parsley, celery, pickles, olives, shredded cabbage); pear; baby carrots afternoon coffee w/ almond milk S - pickles, olives, baby carrots D - chicken-vegetable soup; salad (lettuce w/ mayo); grapefruit; small handful of almonds exercise - 15 min gentle yoga + 45 min "exercise" walk + took my meds
  10. @BabyBear Thanks! I know, it's true isn't it? I find I feel lost without a routine. Today is my start date
  11. Day 0 I find I naturally do better when I have more structure in my life so I'm hoping that doing a round of Whole30 will give me a sense of stability and accomplishment right now. Before the pandemic I was off my anti-depressants and doing great, eating beautifully and going to the gym most days. The pandemic led to major upheavals in my work and home life and I fell back into a depression. I stopped exercising and have been doing a lot of comfort eating. I feel gross, physically and emotionally, so I want to nip this in the bud before it gets worse. I recently went back on anti-depressa