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    Blueautumn reacted to MadyVanilla in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    OMG chicken pot pie casserole.  That sounds amazing.  
    The middle weeks are boring,  I forgot about that.  But you have the right mindset.  
    This is it right here.   Bottom line.   Plus, if you're raiding pharmacies during the zombie apocalypse, it should be so that you have some good drugs to trade for meat, vegetables, and tools, right???
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from RachelR in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    Thank you so much lol. I kinda just ramble at times I can totally relate to that day in regards to food. Befire I started I ate cheesey bacon wedges from Jack in the box with a burger and a soda and then I might do the same thing when I woke up lol
    having the ability to have so much food delivered really enabled me to be truly awful every single day 
    My food choices I hope are starting to look better. I went into this to be as boring and straight forward as possible and I got sick of boring stuff so fast it was awful lol
    On a plus note after going this long without all the things I normally eat - flavors are becoming more noticeable and I'm not missing or comparing it to bread and cheese (if that makes sense) so when I start making these recipes they are all tasting very nommy.
    The hardest part is finding something else to occupy my time when I feel like eating. Eating has served as a way to fill the time and my hands for so long I'm trying to figure out what/how to redirect that energy.
    @Contessa try it! It was good. My hubby ate it all as well lol we had no leftovers probably need to double it next time.
    Added sugar is so amazing. It's a trap! 
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from RachelR in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Stress is by far my biggest trigger for wanting to eat whatever I want and whatever is easiest. Great job and sticking with it and figuring out a plan 
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    I hope you enjoy it. It has some interesting insights in it and very interesting tidbits about how/why our brains do things. So its easier for me to stick with this because i mentally think about where i am placing that check mark to reinforce what behavior. That sugar dragon banks on check marks going into its column to keep it strong! Though my lack of sweet cravings makes me wonder if there has been a dairy dragon this whole time who beat the sugar dragon back so that he has dibs  

    I am all on board for you starting tomorrow! My original plan was to start June1 and then after goin through the forums and reading the book i was like - pft why am i putting this off. Now im 7 days farther ahead than i would be if i had put it off! who knows maybe i wouldn't have even made it that far. You deserve to feel good mentally and physically STAT even if its sometimes easier to just push it one more day.
    <3 you got this
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    Day 12 June 4
    M1 - chicken pot pie casserole nom nom nom
    M2 - chicken pot pie casserole nom nom nom again and some celery sticks also ate some cashews to make sure i would make it through the work shift
    M3 - um... pretty sure it was chicken pot pie casserole LOL
    Okay so welcome to my super exciting day where i literally just kept eating chicken pot pie casserole. I do this with leftovers all the time. This was why I wanted to make something besides that potatoe soup because i was living off potatoes for a few days there ROFL.
    At the very least the casserole does have different kinds of veggies - potatoes, peas, carrots and brocolli and lots of chicken so i see that as a well balanced win. I also add raw red onion to all of it because well red onion is the bomb diggity.
    It keeps me full and I love the taste. I literally dont see the point in making other food if I have something already made thats delicious - I mean im pretty sure ill just be making it again on my first day off because it takes all the thought out of what ill be eating for the next few meals and i love that.
     On that note though, i am fully aware i run the risk of getting bored with since im eating it all the time. Ideally i would have two bulk item leftovers that i can rotate for a few days - my plan this weekend is to do another casserole and a beef stew. I also have tuna made so that would give me three protein packed food options to choose from in case i dont feel like cooking. Then of course i got lots of eggs which are also very easy to make.
    I am trying to work in salads of some sort - like leafy greens but i need to find a dressing i like. The primal kitchen dressings arent really my thing (ive tried the ranch and the green goddess) but i still have their ceasar option to try and i need to look for recipes for some creamy ones that i can make with my homemade mayo or something. I attempted to just eat the greens without dressin - nope. not gonna happen. Ive given up cheese for now but i refuse to just munch on grass like a rabbit.
    Still not really a fruit person. I have some at work with me in case i want something compliant to snack on or to add some substance to a meal if it doesnt seem to be hitting the spot. Its just not the same kind of sweetness that my sugar junk food is and i dont need sweet simply for the sake of sweet so im kind of just ignoring them, but they are in my kitchen if i ever change my mind.
    My day 12 and today my day 13 ive noticed the just "eh" feeling. I know i have more energy because i spent 2 hours making that casserole after work on thursday which was a feat in of itself. The fact that i didnt just plop down on the couch and binge some tv till bed is such a huge improvement to my normal routine. But im feeling like super neutral about it at the moment instead of excited? I think this is the phase where the newness has worn off but i havent been totally fixed already so why bother? The interesting thing is though that im not bothered that the newness is gone because i wasnt really thinking about it as a short term thing.
    I needed some massive lifestyle overhauls to avoid ending up in an early grave. period. and no matter how i got to where i am, im the only one who is responsible for improving the situation - no one else can do that for me. Currently im just kind of like "well this is how it is now." and its made me kind of blah but i have no desire to break my streak at this point. As you can see im not very worried about meal templates or things like that as long as i dont get hungry. Obviously diversity isnt even that important to me depending on the day.
    The covid situation has also really driven the health point home. The comorbidities for people likely to end up in ICU or die were all things that i had - asthma, high blood pressure, diabetic etc and I was just setting myself up for failure basically when it came to health things. covid or not all those things have def been having a long term effect on my body and mind and I almost feel bad that ive done myself such a great disservice for so long. I say almost because there is no point in being upset about things in the past since they cant be changed. All i can do is make a better decision going forward and its those steps that I can actively control now that matter.
    A big reason that i ignored it so long was because both my parents died fairly young. My mom died in her 40s from Multiple sclerosis and my died in his 50s from lung cancer. That really solidified in my mind that I  probably wouldn't live very long anyway and seemed to be acting out some horrific self fulfilling prophecy by the ice cream pint. If im gonna live though id like to live well. I also hate being so dependent on medications. if the end of the world came and i had to live through the zombie apocalypse i would spend most of my time raiding pharmacies or id end up dying from a blood pressure stroke!
     
    So while ive said it before its worth saying again.
    I want to eat to live not live to eat. I mean id like to eat to live sometimes because food is delicious! but i dont want to realize that i spend all my free time with food or thinking about food. 
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Ha I dont know what half of that is hehehe
    Glad it was delicious though!
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Time for a change   
    Consistency is def super important. I'd say more important than most aspects in most things. You are learning new things about how foods affect you already and that's great! 
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    Blueautumn reacted to SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Meal 1: leftover meatball stew
    Meal 2: the absolute best lamb backstrap I've ever had, marinated in onion, garlic, lemon, cumin, cinnamon and sumac. Served with chili balsamic roasted beets tossed with their own sauteed greens and fresh baby spinach, and grilled dukkah crusted baby eggplant 
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    Blueautumn reacted to elinve38 in Time for a change   
    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. 
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    Blueautumn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Wow that's something huge, especially working long shifts and during a super stressful time.  Congrats! 
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Wooohoooo!!! Getting out of bed AND no snacking?! You getting it done. So happy those extra days are paying off for you. I've noticed I'm not tired at the end of my work shifts now which has been so useful to not feeling just bleh by the time I get home.
    Hopefully your stomach is nothing problematic 
    Happy thoughts!
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    Day 12 June 4
    M1 - chicken pot pie casserole nom nom nom
    M2 - chicken pot pie casserole nom nom nom again and some celery sticks also ate some cashews to make sure i would make it through the work shift
    M3 - um... pretty sure it was chicken pot pie casserole LOL
    Okay so welcome to my super exciting day where i literally just kept eating chicken pot pie casserole. I do this with leftovers all the time. This was why I wanted to make something besides that potatoe soup because i was living off potatoes for a few days there ROFL.
    At the very least the casserole does have different kinds of veggies - potatoes, peas, carrots and brocolli and lots of chicken so i see that as a well balanced win. I also add raw red onion to all of it because well red onion is the bomb diggity.
    It keeps me full and I love the taste. I literally dont see the point in making other food if I have something already made thats delicious - I mean im pretty sure ill just be making it again on my first day off because it takes all the thought out of what ill be eating for the next few meals and i love that.
     On that note though, i am fully aware i run the risk of getting bored with since im eating it all the time. Ideally i would have two bulk item leftovers that i can rotate for a few days - my plan this weekend is to do another casserole and a beef stew. I also have tuna made so that would give me three protein packed food options to choose from in case i dont feel like cooking. Then of course i got lots of eggs which are also very easy to make.
    I am trying to work in salads of some sort - like leafy greens but i need to find a dressing i like. The primal kitchen dressings arent really my thing (ive tried the ranch and the green goddess) but i still have their ceasar option to try and i need to look for recipes for some creamy ones that i can make with my homemade mayo or something. I attempted to just eat the greens without dressin - nope. not gonna happen. Ive given up cheese for now but i refuse to just munch on grass like a rabbit.
    Still not really a fruit person. I have some at work with me in case i want something compliant to snack on or to add some substance to a meal if it doesnt seem to be hitting the spot. Its just not the same kind of sweetness that my sugar junk food is and i dont need sweet simply for the sake of sweet so im kind of just ignoring them, but they are in my kitchen if i ever change my mind.
    My day 12 and today my day 13 ive noticed the just "eh" feeling. I know i have more energy because i spent 2 hours making that casserole after work on thursday which was a feat in of itself. The fact that i didnt just plop down on the couch and binge some tv till bed is such a huge improvement to my normal routine. But im feeling like super neutral about it at the moment instead of excited? I think this is the phase where the newness has worn off but i havent been totally fixed already so why bother? The interesting thing is though that im not bothered that the newness is gone because i wasnt really thinking about it as a short term thing.
    I needed some massive lifestyle overhauls to avoid ending up in an early grave. period. and no matter how i got to where i am, im the only one who is responsible for improving the situation - no one else can do that for me. Currently im just kind of like "well this is how it is now." and its made me kind of blah but i have no desire to break my streak at this point. As you can see im not very worried about meal templates or things like that as long as i dont get hungry. Obviously diversity isnt even that important to me depending on the day.
    The covid situation has also really driven the health point home. The comorbidities for people likely to end up in ICU or die were all things that i had - asthma, high blood pressure, diabetic etc and I was just setting myself up for failure basically when it came to health things. covid or not all those things have def been having a long term effect on my body and mind and I almost feel bad that ive done myself such a great disservice for so long. I say almost because there is no point in being upset about things in the past since they cant be changed. All i can do is make a better decision going forward and its those steps that I can actively control now that matter.
    A big reason that i ignored it so long was because both my parents died fairly young. My mom died in her 40s from Multiple sclerosis and my died in his 50s from lung cancer. That really solidified in my mind that I  probably wouldn't live very long anyway and seemed to be acting out some horrific self fulfilling prophecy by the ice cream pint. If im gonna live though id like to live well. I also hate being so dependent on medications. if the end of the world came and i had to live through the zombie apocalypse i would spend most of my time raiding pharmacies or id end up dying from a blood pressure stroke!
     
    So while ive said it before its worth saying again.
    I want to eat to live not live to eat. I mean id like to eat to live sometimes because food is delicious! but i dont want to realize that i spend all my free time with food or thinking about food. 
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    Blueautumn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 35, Thursday June 4
    M1: brat sausage, 2 fried eggs, green beans, ghee
    M2: leftover shepherd's pie, ice water w/ a splash of OJ
    M3: spinach & romaine salad, peppers, onions, celery, cukes, green goddess dressing
    NSV: I was wide awake at 5:40 am, out of bed at 6!  I did some weeding in my gardens while the family did their morning routine, then I came in at 7:45 to have my breakfast at 8am.
    NSV: I didn't snack today, that's a two day streak!
    NSV: I cut up some more veggies for easier access, froze 9 lbs of ground beef into thin one pound packages for easier thawing, and had the kitchen cleaned up all before 9am!  Wow - my energy was ah-mazing this morning. 
    NSV: I didn't have a mid-day energy slump at work this afternoon, even though I was expecting it.  I ducked out for a 15 minute walk just to clear my head and change my mindset and it worked, no cravings during that long afternoon haul.
    My stomach has been a bit achey, on and off, for I don't know how long.  Not sure why.  I shouldn't be able to "feel" my stomach.  I can't feel inside my head unless I have a headache, which is indicative of a problem, so I assume there is a problem with my stomach.  I'm planning to call my Dr tomorrow to set up an appointment, hopefully tweak my meds or maybe even get off of them.  I hope its not something related to my diet because I love the foods I'm eating.
    OK so other than a little pain in my gut, I'm feeling pretty awesome right now.  Well after 35 days I should feel something, am I right?  Tomorrow I'm just going to keep focused on the same four goals I have set for myself to round out the last 10 days of this Whole30/W40:  Eat well, habit hacks done, no snacking, and up by 7am.  I still have lots of energy and about an hour of good daylight this evening, so I'm going to go out and plant some flowers to enjoy when I'm sitting outside.  Prettying up the place is good self care IMO :-)
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Take Advantage   
    I hope you enjoy it. It has some interesting insights in it and very interesting tidbits about how/why our brains do things. So its easier for me to stick with this because i mentally think about where i am placing that check mark to reinforce what behavior. That sugar dragon banks on check marks going into its column to keep it strong! Though my lack of sweet cravings makes me wonder if there has been a dairy dragon this whole time who beat the sugar dragon back so that he has dibs  

    I am all on board for you starting tomorrow! My original plan was to start June1 and then after goin through the forums and reading the book i was like - pft why am i putting this off. Now im 7 days farther ahead than i would be if i had put it off! who knows maybe i wouldn't have even made it that far. You deserve to feel good mentally and physically STAT even if its sometimes easier to just push it one more day.
    <3 you got this
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    Blueautumn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    @Blueautumn How was the chicken?  
    The first week is soooo tough, but you're doing it and I feel your success!  Have you found a few meals that fit the template (protein, fat and lots of veg) yet?  I fully expected that food boredom would set in for me, but nope, I have some meals that I eat over and over again.  My food log is actually very boring, but meal prep for me is mostly a cinch.  
    I see you are tired of tuna.  Would canned chicken or salmon work as a replacement?  
    What about that sweet potato with ghee and bacon?  Maybe add an egg or two, hard boiled, fried, scrambled, poached etc and some veggies to fill you up?
    Do you have a favourite vegetable?  Carrots and celery sticks are always on hand in my fridge, cut and stored in a lidded glass container.  They last for quite a long time that way, maybe four or five days but I don't really know because we eat them too regularly.  English cucumbers are handy to have too.
    One more thing I can think of is to snack if you want to, and don't feel guilty if you do.  You say you often feel suddenly full, so add in a balanced snack like nuts and fruit.  I bought cashew/date Larabars this week OMG they are sooo good!  When I reviewed my food log I noticed that I ate a snack almost every day. I know its not ideal, but I also know from previous W30 starts that if I'm hungry and nothing is ready to grab right away, that I will go for the junky stuff because it tends to be more convenient.  I'm almost done my W30 and am still snacking, and I know that it is something that I will work on consciously reducing in the future, but I still feel that if I need to or want to snack then I will.  It's way better than eating junk.
    I really want you to succeed at this.  I know you didn't ask for advice, so just ignore this if you want but please don't hate me for it.  It's tough.  Really tough.  But it gets better, and the better part is awesome!  Hang in there...
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    Blueautumn reacted to MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    Eating the salad yesterday was a good idea.  I then made a pizza for dinner that was languishing in the fridge, waiting to be baked.  And had two glasses of wine,  And then luscious dark chocolate.  But there was definitely a subtle mindshift, a conscious "Last Supper" mentality that was not filled with angst and guilt, but just pure enjoyment.  Rather than the "must eat all things" bender that I've very often woken up in the middle of, this was me making a choice to indulge.  THAT is what I seek-wholesome nourishing foods most of the time with an occasional, chosen indulgence that does not completely derail me.  Why is that so difficult?  Ughhh....
    My Whole30 Day By Day manual arrived yesterday afternoon and I sat right down and read up through Day 0. After reading, I was ready to change my start to Saturday.  I'm still toying with that, Saturday vs. Monday start.  I can meal plan and order groceries today.  I don't have any big events this weekend.  If I don't start tomorrow, I will only either eat all things or try to recreate last night's conscious indulgence, probably unsuccessfully. 
    The big question is:  am I mentally ready to start tomorrow?  Honestly, I'm a little scared that I won't be able to commit myself.  My failed attempt in April has made me a little gun-shy and distrustful of myself.  I've had 5 successful W30s - they were not all perfect, but each launched me into a period of health and well-being.  The one in September 2019 was a shorter period, though, and then April...have I reached my threshold for successful times doing W30?  This is a pattern for me - going all-in, learning everything I can, focused on a subject/task/activity.  Then I lose interest.  As I'm writing this and thinking I realize I'm experiencing FEAR OF FAILURE.  
    A sign???  I just got an email from Thrive Market offering a free coconut oil with a $49 purchase.  Seriously, can't make this up.  I guess I'll go shop there once I finish this entry.  Something in the universe is pulling me along, trying to make me walk the walk despite the fact that I'm digging my feet in and pulling backward.  
    So today....This morning I was ready to get up and walk, but I ended up sleeping downstairs on the sofa last night.  My dilemma - walk in my pajama shorts or go upstairs and put on some real clothes?  It's not so much my concern that the neighbors will see me in the pjs, rather it's the thigh chaffing that would result from walking in shorts.  My lazy self decided to walk in the pjs a short distance so that I could say I did it, then go for a longer hike this afternoon.  I actually will go find a trail for me and the dog in a little while, so I guess this counts as a win for getting up and walking 1/2 mile instead of 1 mile.  
    I came in from the walk and ate breakfast of leftover chicken breast at 6:30 a.m.  I wasn't feeling like cooking, but I do want to play around with eating breakfast a little earlier.  I'm hungry right now, but it's almost lunch time!  
    Energy-6, pain-0, Mood-6.  My mood is better today. My Food Freedom book should be coming today!  I also ordered Atomic Habits on Audible to listen to while I'm walking (thanks @Blueautumn!)
    Plan for today:
    Make lunch
    Order stuff from Thrive
    Plan meals
    Go for long hike and think about starting W30 tomorrow instead of Monday.  
    Get groceries
     
     
     
     
     
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    Blueautumn reacted to Contessa in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Food journal for 6/5/20:
    Breakfast: 2 eggs + spinach + ground turkey
    Lunch: diced sweet potato and white potato + broccoli + ground turkey with Garlic Everything sauce
    Snack: ~3 oz cashewmilk "yogurt"; 3-4 pieces "Crunchies" fruit snacks. The Crunchies are probably not a good idea even though they are literally just freeze-dried strawberries, blueberries, and bananas with no additives. They taste quite sweet after a few days away from my packaged cookies. I have not eaten many crunchy foods this week, and I miss them. The crunch, man. We homo sapiens really love the crunch.
    Dinner: butternut squash apple soup + ground turkey; ~5 oz kombucha; 3 slices granny smith apple + almond butter
    I have been noticing myself running out of gas very abruptly during the day.... going from "fine" to "extremely hungry" in a very short span of time. I think I need to eat more fat.
    Sugar cravings have been pretty vivid today. Am I catching the scent of a forthcoming Forbidden Dessert Dream on the horizon? I remember previous W30s — halfway through, I'd start to get the most vivid dreams about surreptitiously chowing down on piles of luscious frosted donuts. (Sidebar to my unconscious mind: I really don't like donuts. Not even when I'm awake. Choose better.) Sugar has been a loyal comfort food and refuge for me for so long. It's always the part of a Whole 30 that is the hardest to live without. Sugar also does not "promote a healthy psychological response" in me, at least not in the vast quantities I've consumed at various points in my life. I have spent much of my adult life trying to find "food freedom" and am still on that journey. I actually feel so much safer right now simply knowing I am not interacting with sugar right now. Sigh.
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from Contessa in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Stress is by far my biggest trigger for wanting to eat whatever I want and whatever is easiest. Great job and sticking with it and figuring out a plan 
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    Blueautumn reacted to patrickjohn in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Day 4:
    Breakfast: Chia pudding with banana and blueberries Lunch: beef burger with avocado and egg on top Dinner: grilled chicken and sauteed spinach and squash with an almond/sesame oil pesto (amazing) Dessert: Pineapple, applesauce and a few dates Snacks: Small arugala salad with turkey breast Rolled turkey breast with mustard 1/2 pepper "sandwich" with roast beef and mayo stuffed inside Pineapple  
    Thoughts:
    I've been feeling great on Whole30 so far. I was extra hungry yesterday but I'm not going to worry too much about it since I was pretty active and didn't eat all afternoon. I would like to try to snack less in the evenings, but I'm happy that I'm reaching for compliant choices. I was really hungry before dinner yesterday (didn't get home and eat until at least 8:30) and was hit by a huge craving when I passed a pizza shop but thought to myself, "that's not Whole30 and I have food ready to eat at home" and it passed.
     
    I'm also really happy to say that I'm at the point that whenever I want to have a salad I just sort of make my own dressing with the seasonings, oils and acids I have on hand. It's great because I can customize the flavor to exactly what I want at the moment.
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    I'd eat your breakfast and late lunch and look into making the last one a small meal. I'd much rather be full during the day than possibly getting hungry due to smaller meal sizes. I dont eat at set times ever. Lol
    The self sabotage is real! I've justified eating junk before by convincing myself if the end of the world came next week how would I get icecream again! I wish that was a joke lol. Also very big on the well screw it I'm fine being fat- give me all the foods 
    I spent almost all of may mentally preparing that I really needed a change and that I deserved to do this for my current and future self. Sometimes I wish there was a future self of you that could be seen and you could see the effect of your decisions on her rofl - oi vey could you imagine.
    I read a book called atomic habits and I think you might enjoy it about making small changes in support of the behaviours you want to encourage. But it's super hard sometimes to out maneuver the saboteur in your head. They come up with the best excuses ever!
    If it helps- I have faith in you! And will cheer you on every day. You got this
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    Thank you so much lol. I kinda just ramble at times I can totally relate to that day in regards to food. Befire I started I ate cheesey bacon wedges from Jack in the box with a burger and a soda and then I might do the same thing when I woke up lol
    having the ability to have so much food delivered really enabled me to be truly awful every single day 
    My food choices I hope are starting to look better. I went into this to be as boring and straight forward as possible and I got sick of boring stuff so fast it was awful lol
    On a plus note after going this long without all the things I normally eat - flavors are becoming more noticeable and I'm not missing or comparing it to bread and cheese (if that makes sense) so when I start making these recipes they are all tasting very nommy.
    The hardest part is finding something else to occupy my time when I feel like eating. Eating has served as a way to fill the time and my hands for so long I'm trying to figure out what/how to redirect that energy.
    @Contessa try it! It was good. My hubby ate it all as well lol we had no leftovers probably need to double it next time.
    Added sugar is so amazing. It's a trap! 
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    Blueautumn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Stress is by far my biggest trigger for wanting to eat whatever I want and whatever is easiest. Great job and sticking with it and figuring out a plan 
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    Blueautumn reacted to Contessa in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Food journal from 6/4/20:
    Breakfast: diced sweet potato, steamed broccoli, roast chicken with chipotle mayonnaise
    Lunch: spaghetti squash with meatballs and pasta sauce
    Snack: Spindrift with 1/2 apple and almond butter
    Dinner: mashed cauliflower with meatballs and pasta sauce
    Whew, this has been a stressful day. My company is re-structuring and we are getting into All the Complicated Conversations with staff members. Tomorrow will be even worse. I'm thankful for the structure of the W30 right now. The complexities presented by Covid seem endless. What a difficult time in this nation.
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    Blueautumn reacted to Contessa in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Food journal from 6/1/20:
    Breakfast: 2 egg scrambled in olive oil, coffee with cashew milk
    Lunch: Roasted chicken + mashed cauliflower + steamed broccoli with Primal Kitchen teriyaki sauce
    Dinner: Spaghetti squash + meatballs + spaghetti sauce
    I actually started my food revolution on 5/30/20, so it's been a few days. Right on time, a mild headache is brewing. It's like my body is crying out for potato chips and M&Ms. Fortunately, before all this happened, I tossed all the primo junk food into the garbage. Yep, I tossed the name brand stuff. The potato chips that cost $4.19 a bag. I wonder what the mark-up is on those chips. It's probably astronomical. Frito-Lay stock may decline sharply in the coming month as a result of my Whole 30.
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    Blueautumn reacted to MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    Second mile walk down.  It's lunch time.  I'm not hungry, since I had such an awesome breakfast.  I need to troubleshoot this because this is an issue for me and a place where I often trip:  great breakfast, not hungry until 3:00 or so - eat lunch then, not hungry for dinner, start picking and snacking around 8:00 p.m.....because of the night before's picking and junk, not hungry for breakfast.  Eat lunch, still hungry, pick all afternoon....snacking is not helpful for me, I'm better with 3, preferably 2, meals a day.  
    Options:
    Schedule meal times.  I didn't eat breakfast until 8:00 this morning...
    Eat a smaller breakfast
    Eat smaller meals in general
    Play with meal timing, maybe the late-night snacking could become a meal?
     
    So for today, I think I'll eat some salad in another 30 minutes or so, which will ideally hold me over until dinner.  
    Tomorrow, I'll set a meal time schedule with an earlier breakfast and see how that works.  
    My official declaration:  I'm starting W30 on Monday.