Blueautumn

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    Blueautumn reacted to bunh6773 in Need the Reset Button   
    Most of my adult life, my weight has been pretty steady.  So when I gained over 10 pounds despite workouts and "diets" I thought something hormonal might be off (I'm at that age where this could be the case.)  I contacted a naturopath who said she could help me "make some tweaks" to my diet and give me some supplements, for $4000 over three months.   Ummm, sorry?   "Tweaking my diet" seems like something I can do on my own.  For Free.
    After reading It Starts With Food - I figured it out.  What I thought was eating healthy (throw in some intermittent fasting, and some foods where I have no-brakes)  was really destroying my body's natural rhythm and my metabolism.  I drink wine because "I deserve it" right?  Mmmmm cheese platter.  Chips and Salsa - Heck Yeah! Coffee in the morning and then your first meal at 11am.   No wonder my hormones are all out of whack.  No wonder I always feel terrible and my clothes don't fit.  I wasn't being honest about what I was putting in my body.  
    I NEEDED TO COMMIT TO A CHANGE.  I was going to do a standard Elimination diet which was 2 weeks long then you added things back slowly, but then I found Whole30 and that seemed a better fit.  The "rules" were easier to manage and it was a lot like how I cook normally. 
    So I took the plunge and started on Monday.  
    Day 1 & 2 - I admit, I prepared for the Elimination Diet (soups for the first two days)  and not Whole30, so Day 1 and 2 were a little sad and bleak, but I added in some chicken and felt fine.  No stomach distress like I normally would have.  (Isn't it interesting how we just think that a stomachache is normal?)
    Not having a glass of wine at the end of the day is a little weird.  I'm having to keep myself busy so I don't head out to the patio with a glass.  I think this is going to be the hardest part for me, but I need to break the cycle.
    Noticing weird sleep - would wake up in the middle of the night and having a hard time getting back to sleep.  Hoping this levels out because I looooove my sleep!  
    I'm hoping keeping this log will help with accountability.   
     
     
     
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    Blueautumn reacted to MadyVanilla in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    Yes, this makes sense.  It has to be about our relationship to that particular food that's the key.  This is the concept behind SWYPO food.  I always wondered how could a healthy smoothie be considered SWYPO?  But now I get it-it's how we feel about the food.  There has to be a place for loving a healthy food and being able to eat it over and over because we love it and it's convenient.  I like that you said "...in the long run.."  Maybe I don't need to worry about this right now, but wait until my body actually gets fat-adapted, gets well into the reset, AND then begin to look at my relationship with some of the healthier foods.  
    Go for it with the casserole!    I can't wait to see your up-and-coming recipes.  Chicken and gravy-yum!! 
     
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    Blueautumn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    You're too funny.  I did seriously LOL when I read that!
    You are doing so well.  Cudos, and keep it going...
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    Blueautumn reacted to Contessa in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    This also made me chortle. Some dream thief in the sky is having frito pie burps right now.... it's NOT FAIR! 
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from scoakley13 in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    So awesome for all of it! Ive been trying to figure out what i want to do after the thirty days and I think there is a very high chance i continue it out to at least 60 days. Though i really want cheese back in my life. Like cheese will have to be the first intro at some point no matter what but i dont want to fall right back into eating all these things all day every day so Ive been trying to come up with a long term plan after the reintros and everything. Plus my dr hasnt seen the results yet but i imagine after the 30 days shes gonna be super pushy about me sticking with for a while LOL my sugar numbers are gonna excite her so much.
    I wish i could have you just come cook for me <3 your food always sounds so yummy with such a veggie variety! I still just grab one and im like broccoli there something veggie lol.
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    June 10 day 18
    So i freakin ate tilapia and roasted red potatoes for like every meal. No joke. Im so sick of red potoates now LOL
    But i had pulled out fish to thaw and didnt realize there were four fillets so we made it all at once and it was just easier to pull them out and heat them up all day and take it to work and now im just sick of tilapia and roasted potatoes
    This was different than the casserole because i enjoyed eating that and just actively planned to eat it for every meal (which i think is actually an unhealthy tendency so i told myself i wouldnt eat the same thing twice in a day) . I whole heartedly just dont think it counts for the fish because it was def just a this is much more convenient than cooking so its either this or i just order out and finally get that freaking burger ive been dreaming about. But still id much rather try to stick with the at least not eating the same meal twice in a row if i can help it because i get food fatigue with some things sooooooo fast and it makes me cranky.
    plus im sure the body really enjoys some variation - gotta spice up those different macros and micronutrients!
    I also had a very intense dream about someone stealing my frito pie out of the break room fridge and me trying to track down the culprit. I havent had a good frito pie in ages. I did find the culprit but she had already eaten it all - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo, couldnt even get it in my dreams.
    Grocery shopped this morning and got the ingredients for *drum roll* another chicken pot pie casserole! muahahaha. but im gonna spread it out this time - i swear. Also found the ingredients for a salmon chowder that sounds yummy and a whole chicken and gravy recipe. Ill link those as i make them and let you know how it goes.
    Found some compliant sausage so probably going to do that with eggs for the next few mornings - so that takes care of that meal *high fives myself* and well my pot pie casserole which can be a meal for the next few days as well so just gotta get one more meal! Also bought some fresh ground almond butter. I dont think ive ever had it but since im having such a hard time with dressings that i like i wanted something different to have with my celery sticks for work. Got them in the break room fridge right now.
    June 11 day 19 (just so i dont forget)
    M1 eggs bacon and like three pieces of roasted red potato left over from all the potatoes from the day before and then i was very very sure i need to avoid them for a bit lol
    M2 tuna, peas, celery and almond butter (is what i brought for work tonight)
    M3 - this will probably be a piece of the casserole i plan on makin gas soon as i get home from work and then its Friday so i have to be up in a few hours to go right back to work for my long shift so ill be packing some extra.
    Hmm need to plan now if im okay with Friday just being casserole day all day due to being at work for 17 hrs and ensuring that im not tempted by other stuff. Ill check the fridge and see what kind of variety i can bring. Tuna is an easy go to. Maybe ill hard boil some eggs as well.
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from Tevenie in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    Or you know for fun drugs that make me not care the apocalypse is happening lol.
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    So awesome for all of it! Ive been trying to figure out what i want to do after the thirty days and I think there is a very high chance i continue it out to at least 60 days. Though i really want cheese back in my life. Like cheese will have to be the first intro at some point no matter what but i dont want to fall right back into eating all these things all day every day so Ive been trying to come up with a long term plan after the reintros and everything. Plus my dr hasnt seen the results yet but i imagine after the 30 days shes gonna be super pushy about me sticking with for a while LOL my sugar numbers are gonna excite her so much.
    I wish i could have you just come cook for me <3 your food always sounds so yummy with such a veggie variety! I still just grab one and im like broccoli there something veggie lol.
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    Blueautumn reacted to hedegi in Ready for R1!! Start 5/24   
    I am finding that I am sticking to the same meals as week one. How is everyone doing this far?
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    Blueautumn reacted to Thais Mazzetti in Ready for R1!! Start 5/24   
    Hey! @hedegi I am eating the same thing amost every day! Eggs, potatos and meat, every day... 
    Today is the day 15! How are you doing?
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    Blueautumn reacted to hedegi in Ready for R1!! Start 5/24   
    @Thais Mazzetti wow! Thanks for the count! I didn’t even realize we are at day 15. It’s amazing that I still have sugar cravings but they aren’t dominant. As in, I can calm the monster down with fruit yet I am excited to be able to eat sugar again after 30 days. It lets me know how addicted to sugar I am. Like the people who go into rehab and then relapse...
    today, I made salmon patties. They were good and a much needed change from the ordinary. I have since purchased the steak sauce and bbq sauce from primal kitchen. They were both pretty good. There are lots of things I want to continue after 30 days. 
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    Blueautumn reacted to Contessa in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Food journal for 6/11/20:
    Breakfast: Spaghetti squash + shredded chicken + brussels sprouts + sauce + 1 egg
    Lunch: Mashed potatoes + ground turkey + sauteed spinach + sauce; one baby food pouch of apple, sweet potato, coconut milk, blueberry, etc.
    Dinner: Sauteed shrimp + cauliflower rice + steamed broccoli + sauce with cashewmilk yogurt
    Today was a very frustrating day at work, and the first time in this W30 that I have felt like face-planting riiiiiiight into a bucket of ice cream. I am not sure what I would have done today if it weren't for this reset.
    Doing a W30 is easy for me when everything is jazzy, and when I am able to prepare all my food myself, but it gets a lot harder when my mood is in the basement, or I'm traveling (I haven't yet found a way to stay compliant when I'm on the road for work). Today is a good test. I think I will try journaling away my irritation and see if that helps.
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    Blueautumn reacted to SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Meal 1: Thai Green Curry tuna patties with steamed broccolini and spicy mayo
    Meal 2: OMG, I went to the supermarket and they had this amazing standing rib roast on clearance, so cheap! So I snapped it up, with rub it, sear it, then oven it til it's medium and serve it with roasted veggie medley and brown onion and peppercorn gravy! 
     
    Edit: I just went to put the last tuna patty away (ok, in my mouth. I went to put it in my mouth) and one of the cats has had a go at it. Joke's on them, there was a LOT of curry paste in those patties! Suckers!
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    Blueautumn reacted to SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    OMG. Lunch. I made seared tuna, and served it over baby spinach, blanched green beans, sauteed radish, artichoke hearts and jalapeno stuffed olives with a mayo/lemon/drill dressing. I am in heaven.
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    Blueautumn reacted to SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    SO, I have been processing my disappointment in my weight loss since I posted this, and I've got some context around it. It's not that I feel like 6.5kg isn't an amazing loss, or that I think I should have lost more. Its that the weight I am after this round is the weight I was before lockdown, and I'm so disappointed/annoyed at myself that I could have done this round and lost 'real' weight, instead I let myself gain so much in that short period of time, that even after this round, I'm just back where I was a few short months ago.
     
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    Blueautumn reacted to SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Day 31! Round 5 (and I have decided it is, in fact, round 5) is in the bag! 
    As per the above, I plan to continue but here's the round up. In round 5 I have achieved:
    Getting rid of my migraine/vertigo (which was constant and frankly life ruining) Substantially reducing brain fog My headache has finally gone away! I have not taken anything, not even over the counter, for my GERD/reflux/heartburn all round - it's just gone My oral allergy syndrome is also gone - I use lip balm sparingly and have none of the horrible mouth rash feel I sleep like a log, I fall asleep quickly, sleep solidly, and wake up refreshed My anxiety (which can be pretty/very bad) is under control  There are other knock ons too, like the amount of stuff I have achieved this round because I have energy, but a lot of that has to do with being home in lockdown and having a lot more time on my hands. However, if I wasn't on round, and still had all the above issues, I wouldn't have achieved nearly as much as I have.
    I agonised over stepping on the scale but did, just to get a baseline (I'm not weighing more than once a month from here on out, though, body scale is just as bad for my outlook as food scale, I've found) and I'm down 6.5kg (14.5lb). It's not as much as I lost my first round and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed, which is INSANE, and exactly why I should stay off the scale because my ideas of what those numbers should say are unreasonable and unhealthy. That's a huge loss for 30 days. My logic brain knows it, the demon brain is just being a jerk.
    ANYWAY.
    There's no reintro plan to announce, and no special meal with something I've been missing, I'm just going to keep on keeping on, doing the slow transition to paleo, meaning I'll consider some of the more SWYPO baked goods (not the sweet treats though - I still don't get how paleo justifies chocolate)) and I might try some SWYPO pasta. But my allowed food list will really just stay W30 for the time being, with maybe some paleo sweeteners only in savoury contexts (the sugar dragon sleeps lightly, my friends). So I plan to just keep logging right here, if that's cool with everyone
    I'll be back with today's food plan in a bit.
     
     
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    Blueautumn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Post Whole30 Day 1, Thursday June 11
    M1: 1/2 sweet potato, kale, Greenfields crumbled bacon with sugar but no nitrates, pineapple, cilantro and cinnamon, two eggs sunny side up
    M2: green salad with lettuces, celery, broccoli, green grapes, chicken breast, bacon crumbles, 1/2 avocado, PK dressing
    Snack: salted cantaloupe (thanks @Blueautumn for the tip! I've never had it salted before but I like it)
    Snack: raisins, pecans, walnuts, almonds
    M3: sweet potato topped with beef taco meat, guac, and cantaloupe to finish
    NSV: I had excellent energy all day
    NSV: I didn't have any cravings for junky stuff
    NSV: I had an excellent sleep last night
    NSV: My healthy habits are rubbing off.  DD17 chose to take a Larabar on her lunch in place of a granola bar :-)
    I snacked today.  Twice.  I'm disappointed in myself.  I had the fruit early in the afternoon, then was feeling shaky (sugar crash? at 5pm) so had some trail mix.  Having fruit on its own is not a good idea.  I know this. Now to remember going forward
    I used to like to add bacon crumbles to my salads, but now?  Not so much.  The bacon flavour overpowered the other flavours in the salad, and I could still taste it in my mouth a half hour after I finished eating my lunch. I now know that I prefer my green salad without bacon.
    I am still having trouble getting out of bed some mornings, not because I'm tired.  I think it may be my meds, which are supposed to help me to sleep, though my sleep has been waaay better these last few weeks of W30 than the previous years on the meds.  I also think my medications may be causing my stomach to hurt a bit (pain level 1/10).  This gut pain is so minimal that I probably wasn't bothered by it pre W30 due to other g-i issues.  I had a phone appointment with my doctor today and have been cleared to discontinue taking them, hoping it helps with my mornings and with the stomach pain.  I also have an appointment for bloodwork on Monday to make sure everything else is ok.  I'm thrilled to stop the meds, and feeling hopeful.
    Plan for tomorrow:
    1. All meals will be Whole30 compliant
    2. No snacking!
    3. Out of bed at 7am  
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    Blueautumn reacted to MadyVanilla in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    This sounds like something that's been rattling around in my head for a few days now.  Is replacing an eating habit with healthier food really making a positive change?  Is it easier to slip back into old habits if we don't change the habits themselves?  I don't know.  I do as you, overindulge on something I like until I'm tired of it.  I also eat at certain cues-sitting down to my computer, transitioning from the day/evening into night by watching tv and having a snack.  There is something to be said for convenience of a healthy, enjoyed food, but where is that line?  Something for me to continue to ponder upon...
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    Blueautumn reacted to Contessa in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    This is one of the challenging parts of a Whole 30! I live by myself, and I am reaching the stage of just kind of.... rinsing stuff and setting it aside. I know I'll be using that bowl/spatula/slotted spoon again shortly. Heroic levels of laziness!
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    Fats are still weird iffy for me to get in but I'm trying. One of the reasons I kept eating that chicken casserole was because it kept me full. No cravings no headaches no nausea and that made me happy. I like easy lol
    You doing great! My stiffness is so much better and I'm glad you are already seeing an improvement. 
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    Blueautumn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    Have you noticed that the trash bags are less full?  I'd count that as an NSV - less garbage for you to take out LOL!
     
    I think that you've hit on something about yourself here, and I see it as a positive thing.  You know that you love that homemade chicken salad, so now you make sure to have that on your prep rotation once a week, and eat it for three meals whether those meals be over one, two, or three days.  3/21 meals in a week are planned!  Booya!
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    Blueautumn reacted to Brewer5 in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    Look at you GO.   
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Take Advantage   
    Fats are still weird iffy for me to get in but I'm trying. One of the reasons I kept eating that chicken casserole was because it kept me full. No cravings no headaches no nausea and that made me happy. I like easy lol
    You doing great! My stiffness is so much better and I'm glad you are already seeing an improvement. 
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Take Advantage   
    Fats are still weird iffy for me to get in but I'm trying. One of the reasons I kept eating that chicken casserole was because it kept me full. No cravings no headaches no nausea and that made me happy. I like easy lol
    You doing great! My stiffness is so much better and I'm glad you are already seeing an improvement. 
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    Blueautumn reacted to MadyVanilla in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Yes, what the heck?  This happens to me, too.  I am thinking my evening hunger may actually be habit....the experiment is in process.   
     
    What a  cool idea!