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    Blueautumn got a reaction from scoakley13 in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    Well I will say chips and popcorn sound amazing. At least you know some of your triggers so you can avoid them later
    Today is nearing the end of day 2 for me so I'll be with ya when you start tomorrow! 
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    Blueautumn reacted to Chim in Chim R1 starting Memorial Day!   
    Why not? I just finished the two books, Food Freedom Forever and Whole 30.  Coming home from a weekend away and I have to shop today anyway.
    I'm starting after a year of IF 20/4 so the Black Coffee issue is behind me; no alcohol for 3 years.  Sugar and Grains are going to be the challenging things to give up.
     
    Although I was originally planning to start June 1, I'm ready now.  I think if I wait until next week to start, it's just because I want one last splurge.
    Let's go while excited about it!
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    Blueautumn reacted to RachelR in RachelR- Start Date May 4, 2020   
    Today is day 21 and I am struggling.  Yesterday I had some digestive issues- I'm thinking something I ate didn't react well but I didn't eat anything unusual that I haven't had over the past several weeks.  Maybe just a bug?  Who knows?  But today, I'm nervous to eat anything but also I need some fuel for my body.  So, I'm trying some eggs.
    Had weird food dreams last night of being out and fast food is the only option to eat.  Struggled with how to make the healthiest choice and was close to just saying screw it and eating whatever I wanted.  This could be related to as I scrolled through social media yesterday as well as watching tv, etc.- I still find myself very drawn to the junk food and when I see it I start craving it.  Also the simplicity of just going thru a drive through rather than planning out and cooking meals.  But, I quickly move past the ads and tell myself no matter how good that Reeses Sonic Blast looks and sounds- I always had tummy trouble after eating ice cream and it isn't worth it.  
    My sleep is still very much hit and miss.  I think Friday night- I barely slept although did have about a 3 hour nap Friday afternoon.  Last night, once I got to sleep- I felt like I slept soundly (amongst the weird dreams) and when I woke up around 8 or so- while I wasn't ready to get up and be productive- I didn't close my eyes and fall back asleep.  So, that is how this week has been- a few nights of horrible sleep and a few of difficulty falling asleep but once I did, felt like I slept well.  Still not much extra energy throughout the day however.
    I remained pretty irritable throughout the week this past week as well.  
    May be some joint aches are a bit better at times but not consistently.  
    Definitely feeling like I need to keep going beyond the 30 days to see more of the non-scale victories and more time to overcome these junk food/convenience cravings and habits.  
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    Blueautumn reacted to scoakley13 in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    Day 3 - May 25
    Breakfast
    2 eggs, crispy steak (cheap steak cut into thin strips, dredged in arrowroot flour and cooked in avocado oil), cinnamon apple sauce coffee with Nut Pods Lunch
    nothing  Movement
    3 mile hike This is what happened today: I didn’t eat lunch or take anything because I thought I’d be home from my hike around 1. However, the hike was a lot further away than I thought. I got really hungry on the way home and broke down and bought a bag of chips. The ingredients were all compliant but I know what potato chips to do me. Make me spiral! So what did I do? Yep, I spiraled. I know how it is when I don’t eat all three meals and when I eat potato chips. I didn’t plan correctly so here I am elbows deep in a bag of popcorn planning for my new Day 1 tomorrow. Sigh. 
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    Blueautumn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    @Blueautumn Way to go on Day 1!  
    If you're craving Pringles, would adding potatoes to your diet help?  It may be that you are craving the carbs that you're not eating as much of right now.  I love leftover mashed potatoes fried up with onions and lots of ghee, letting them get nice and crispy. 
    ...Whatever you do, don't drink the Kool-aid!  
     
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    Blueautumn reacted to BabyBear in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    I second what @Brewer5 said.  Fat and salt are your friends to help.  Even a magnesium supplement can be helpful with the carb flu.  Or Epsom salt baths. 
    I am so proud of you for completing day 1.  I remember my first round my day 1 meals were sad and lifeless and flavorless, but I began to adapt and explore and stretch myself to reach out to spices rather than processed foods to add flavor and excitement to my meals.  You will get there too just keep on keeping on.  Just remind yourself that a slip isn’t an option and you are totally worth the effort.  You can do hard things, after all you work night shift as a nurse and I’m pretty sure that’s the hardest job in the world.
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from stealthstitcher in Whole30 Through May   
    I 1000% believe that if I had a montage I would have been done by now :)

     
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from Brewer5 in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    [email protected] thank you so much for the kind words! 
    I add salt to all of it. I love it about as much as I love sugar lmao. I have four pounds of butter left in my fridge that he will be simmering down today and if I have a chance I'll be looking for some ghee or lard today.
    Yes night shift well night shift rofl but someone's gotta do it 
    Hugs and love
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    Day 1 finished. I havent felt so hot so I slept four hours woke up, ate, was up for a bit then woke up again so theres a good chance I'll be up for the next 20 hours or so. I'm gonna try to sleep at some point before then but it may or may not happen lol
    My meals today are quite sad but I feel fine and am not hungry. Need to make it back by the store to get some fresh veggies and my ghee seems to have gone missing lol - gotta ask my roommate 
    M1 when I got home from work was tuna peas and broccoli 
    M2 chicken and broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots -when I woke up in the middle of the afternoon with severe neck pain and a headache
    M3 chicken remaining peas - when I woke up again about half n hour ago lol didnt feel like steaming more veggies atm they are all frozen
    It's now been over 24 hours since I finished my last soda nom nom nom. 
    Atm just drinking lots of water. And focusing on getting through each meal with compliance even if they arent the greatest balance.
    I did get some fruit last night. I learned I'm iffy on strawberries, not a fan of blackberries they are like weird seed gritty , and that I really enjoy cantaloupe especially with some salt. That shouldn't be all surprising since I love cucumber with salt.
    Used the instant pot to steam veggies earlier. Didnt realize there were three settings for the steam function soooo note to self normal setting at 6 mins is way to long. Finally found the spot in the manual that says light setting for veggies. It was so soft - I like my veggies with some crunch- I could mash them with my fork ick
    I ate them cause I didn't wanna waste them but will be trying again later today
    Starting weight 316 
    I did start craving pringles like a crazy person earlier which is new. But overall I think mentally I'm doing okay. I know its up to me to change and I'm very focused on making that happen.
    Read the miracle morning - will start implementing that this week as well
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from BabyBear in A Very Hungry Mommy and Baby W30 R2.2   
    So sorry about your husband sending good wishes that he recovers sooner than later.
    Good job on avoiding that taco bell. Stress can def be a downfall of trying to stay healthy. When my mom died my dad got me burgers and a frosty from Wendy's and when my dad died I got burgers and frosty from Wendy's lol  essentially whenever I'm stressed now I look for delicious bad nom noms 
    You did so awesome with dinner at your mom's as well.  Them food navigation skills are A +
     
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    Blueautumn reacted to hedegi in Ready for R1!! Start 5/24   
    Day 1, I quickly realized my struggle will be eating 3 meals. I felt like I smacked for two meals and then ate a huge dinner. Day 2 I vow to have 3 meals!!
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from Brewer5 in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    [email protected] thank you so much for the kind words! 
    I add salt to all of it. I love it about as much as I love sugar lmao. I have four pounds of butter left in my fridge that he will be simmering down today and if I have a chance I'll be looking for some ghee or lard today.
    Yes night shift well night shift rofl but someone's gotta do it 
    Hugs and love
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    Blueautumn reacted to Brewer5 in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    @Blueautumn ~ I am so, so proud of you for being able to log Day 1 completed successfully.  Seriously, that is huge - and I'd like for you to just close your eyes and let that really sink in for a moment.  Deep breaths.  You've got this.
    Now, this is where my Yoda kicks in.  Old and wise.
    I have two words for you: fat and salt.
    You perfectly understand protein, veggies, and fruits - and you won't need any help there.
    I agree that you don't need the added pressure of trying to make your plate look perfectly balanced every time you eat.  Not right now.
    But I want you to understand the power of fat for satiety.  You love butter - find that ghee.  As in, now.  Your husband who loves you so much needs to make that his ONE mission today.
    Also: understand that when you make a switch like this, from a diet of "trash" as you have said so many times - your body goes through a very reliable chain of events:  you start burning through your stored glycogen - first in your liver, and then in your muscles.  As you lose this glycogen, you lose a lot of stored water as well, and sodium follows water.  Electrolyte imbalances are responsible for SO many symptoms of "carb flu".  Really making a concentrated effort to get plenty of salt can alleviate much of this unnecessary suffering.
    Be gentle with yourself, friend.  Night shift is its own beast.  I recommend it for approximately zero percent of humans.  I do understand that the hospital is a 24/7 machine - and I respect the work you do.  Just please, please try to get as much rest as you possibly can.  It is vital.
    Hugs and love across the miles ... today is a new day.  Day 2!
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    Day 1 finished. I havent felt so hot so I slept four hours woke up, ate, was up for a bit then woke up again so theres a good chance I'll be up for the next 20 hours or so. I'm gonna try to sleep at some point before then but it may or may not happen lol
    My meals today are quite sad but I feel fine and am not hungry. Need to make it back by the store to get some fresh veggies and my ghee seems to have gone missing lol - gotta ask my roommate 
    M1 when I got home from work was tuna peas and broccoli 
    M2 chicken and broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots -when I woke up in the middle of the afternoon with severe neck pain and a headache
    M3 chicken remaining peas - when I woke up again about half n hour ago lol didnt feel like steaming more veggies atm they are all frozen
    It's now been over 24 hours since I finished my last soda nom nom nom. 
    Atm just drinking lots of water. And focusing on getting through each meal with compliance even if they arent the greatest balance.
    I did get some fruit last night. I learned I'm iffy on strawberries, not a fan of blackberries they are like weird seed gritty , and that I really enjoy cantaloupe especially with some salt. That shouldn't be all surprising since I love cucumber with salt.
    Used the instant pot to steam veggies earlier. Didnt realize there were three settings for the steam function soooo note to self normal setting at 6 mins is way to long. Finally found the spot in the manual that says light setting for veggies. It was so soft - I like my veggies with some crunch- I could mash them with my fork ick
    I ate them cause I didn't wanna waste them but will be trying again later today
    Starting weight 316 
    I did start craving pringles like a crazy person earlier which is new. But overall I think mentally I'm doing okay. I know its up to me to change and I'm very focused on making that happen.
    Read the miracle morning - will start implementing that this week as well
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from Brewer5 in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    ROLF not creepy at all - NEED ALL THEM VIBES. And I am at work <3 lol
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Mine has felt like that on and off all week. It's awful. You can borrow my massage lady the weather changes have been wrecking my hhead.
    hope you feel better soon
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    Blueautumn reacted to SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Whhhyyyyy does my head hurt like I have a hangover. I've had coffee, plenty of water, lots of sleep, enough to eat - it doesn't make sense and it's making me cranky. I REALLY need a massage.
     
     
     
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    Blueautumn reacted to BabyBear in A Very Hungry Mommy and Baby W30 R2.2   
    Day 9 5/24 - and the hits just keep on coming.  When I said we needed to catch a break this is not what I had in mind.
     
    7:15 up with baby.  Get our day going.  I got his breakfast served up and then we headed to the bathroom to get me ready.  Lol he was into everything this morning and a short fuse to boot.  I was grateful when hubby got up and took over and I think baby was too. 
    8:30 M1 - LO sweet potato apple breakfast bake.  
    Probably should have made efforts at having a salad or something but I was doing good to get that down and out the door.  
    I was so excited to be back among my sacred family even if it was only a fraction of them as we gathered among 4 different houses.  
    1:30 M2 - venison roast and roast potatoes and carrots with ghee.  
    Dinner at my moms.  This was planned.  I checked her beef broth the other day and it was approved.  I did ask she not add any consumate or any other flavorings.  Lucky for me as she was plating the food she was looking for a sweet chili sauce but she was out.  She just doesn’t get it but we did manage to have a meal that had compliant components.  She also made rolls, coleslaw,  corn. Sigh nothing green but I’ll eat a big salad tonight.  Lunch was nice and the company even better.  I was hungry so when my mom announced save room for strawberry rhubarb pie (one of my favorites) I had a second helping of roast and potatoes and carrots.  It filled me up and I was able to decline honestly that I did not want pie because I was full.  After lunch I took baby upstairs to nap while the older boys watched a movie with my parents.  When I got up from the nap my mom was cutting up the watermelon I had brought over.  I indulged, simply because I wanted it.  It was delicious and I enjoyed every morsel.
    4:30 S1 - bowl of watermelon
    OMG I’m glad I ate that bowl of watermelon.  We went skating tonight, and we were two hours in and having a blast when my husband was doing a head slide in the middle a move he’s down 1000 times his arm slipped just as he was coming down and his arm got trapped behind him and snap.  He broke it above the elbow.  Thank goodness one of our friends there is an EMT.  It’s his dominant arm and all he could chatter on about is how he has 4 skates to build tomorrow and he won’t be able to play with the baby.  So no dinner.  Im sitting in the truck outside the ER waiting for answers.    It’s crazy he’s been skating for 31 years and never broke anything and he has taken some dog falls, yet he breaks his arm on a floor move he’s done a thousand times he wasn’t even standing on his skates!  Really 2020 what else you got for us?  Ugh!
    Wrap me in bubble wrap and let me know when 2020 is over .  Good grief Charlie Brown!
    i stayed compliant and was not lured by the Taco Bell sitting across the road as I sat in the parking lot.
    Water 101oz 
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    Blueautumn reacted to BabyBear in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    @scoakley13  I currently have a Taco Bell staring me down as I sit in an ER parking lot waiting on the hubby.  It’s not even that good but it was always my late night go too, mainly because it was opened and I hate McDonalds and Krystal’s.  Sigh I’m not going over there it’s not an option not tonight!
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    Blueautumn reacted to BabyBear in Pants don't fit and I'm tired   
    @SchrodingersCat i want to come To the dinner and I am requesting grilled Kangaroo.  
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    Blueautumn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    I'd love to hear about your meals, and how you manage them with shift work.  I find that it's sooo much easier to think of them as meal 1, meal 2, meal 3.  Have steak for M1 and eggs & bacon or sausage for M3, it doesn't matter.  I actually learned on my first W30 that I love to eat a green salad first thing in the day, with lots of chicken mixed in for protein.  
    I've had years of practice with thinking differently about what to call my meals.  When on vacation our meal times inevitably fell out of routine, so we never called them breakfast, lunch or dinner while on vaycay, we just called them "our next meal!"
    I hope that you don't cut back on the amount of food you eat.  If anything - eat more!  Or at least put more food on your plate.  Your appetite will pick up, and if your belly is very full you'll be less likely to cave into cravings.  With me, I think that either bread or sugar or a combo of both are what cause me to want to eat more, what stirs awake my sugar dragon. I could eat buns or cookies all day long if they were in front of me.  Now I keep trimmed carrots and celery in the fridge, and fruit.  (Try the apples!) They are always there, ready to grab if I want something.  I know it's not the same, but it does help in a big way. 
    For your soda replacement, have you thought of getting a "Soda Stream?"  I don't have one, but they look interesting.  Another suggestion is to drink Perrier water mixed with a bit of your favourite juice.  I keep a 24oz water bottle with me at all times, and I refill it from the tap at M1, M2, M3 and before bed.  I usually drink the whole 24 oz four times a day.  My last suggestion is to drink tea.  You can make iced tea, just make some tea the normal way and chill it with lots of ice.  It works with herbal teas too.  Tea is cheap.
    If you need to spend money to get something new, just calculate how much money you are saving by not buying take out or sodas.  It becomes easy to justify a new kitchen gadget, like a Soda Stream.  
    Please don't be too hard on yourself.  If you happen to slip up unintentionally, just bring yourself right back on track. You are doing the best thing for yourself, and I'm cheering you on!  
    Enjoy the journey,
    Shadow
     
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    Blueautumn reacted to BabyBear in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    @Blueautumn so excited for you! Starting and eating that first compliant meal is a big deal because it takes you over the threshold of “Im going to do this” to “I am doing this.”  You have a whole section of cheerleaders here to encourage you every step along the way.  
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    Blueautumn reacted to RS77 in Ready for R1!! Start 5/24   
    Hi! I finished my first whole 30 on 5/10 and never felt better. I did the reintroduction over the past two weeks and let’s just say that my old habits have quickly creeped back in. I want to get back to tiger blood! So I will join you in starting today! Let’s do this. 
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    Blueautumn reacted to hedegi in Ready for R1!! Start 5/24   
    How exciting! I suggest we all check in at the end of the day for accountability. @RS77 @Blueautumn
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    I cant even remember the last time I actually felt motivated to get off the couch or out or bed. So glad you are happy and you have some motivation to get stuff done. Are you motivated for a walk? lol Heading over to the 40 aprons site right now maybe i will make something fancyish this week
    Keep it going