Semi

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    Semi got a reaction from Bridget Rose in Only Lost 6 Pounds, but...   
    Kudos to you! Your changes are amazing!
     
    I was also diagnosed with bipolar and don't take medication anymore.
     
    What I figured out is this:
    The cleaner I plate, the more excercise I incorporate, the more my moods are stabilized.
    If I eat Junk Food, I will get severe modd swings, same if I don't work out.
     
    So taking care of this is a very good step.
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    Semi got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Whole30 in Germany   
    Broke my W30 Today.
     
    But I do feel better and less lethargic. I will restart and meanwhile eat as W30 compliant as possible.
    At least I got rid of the brain fog. It wasn't nice.
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    Semi got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Whole30 in Germany   
    Day 15: Energylevels
    Low. i have enough energy to do the chores, but I really should be studying bc I have 3 upcoming exams in 4 weeks and I'm not even remotely ready.
    So: I have more energy than when I'm eating junk food, but less than when I eat a more carb leaning diet with around 80 gr /Protein/day.
     
    I really don't know how I will pass, bc I'm not in the headspace to study. My brain isn't exactly foggy, but it's not clear either.
    I think I'm not a low carb person.
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    Semi got a reaction from Ginsky in Whole30 in Germany   
    Day 15,
    Went running (totally out of form).
    M1: Burger, sweet potatoe toast, cubed sweet potatoes, spinach and onion, also guac.
    Needing to use up everything bc we will be away for 2 weeks.
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    Semi got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Whole30 in Germany   
    Day 14 today.
    Nearly halfway through.
    M1: 3 Scrambled eggs, banana and raisins.
    Vanilla Almond Iced Latte (Home brewed coffee, Ice cubes, fresh vanilla bean and a bit of almond milk)
     
    M2: Will be either rest from yesterday or fruits
     
    M3: Meatballs in tomatosauce and zoodles.
     
    Hand is itching again, although I'm sweating and it is on the part of the hand which I lay down while typing on the PC or while writing.
    I will go to a dermatologist tomorrow morning to get some cortisol cream. I really want to get rid of it and it does itch terribly right now.
    W30 did actually help with the rest of my hand, so there's that.
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    Semi reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Day 13:  8/8/20

    Enjoying being sober.  How about that?   
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    Semi reacted to Ginsky in Whole30 in Germany   
    @Semi that meal sounds delicious!  
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    Semi got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Whole30 in Germany   
    I don't know. Could be something typically german?
    We eat them baked in the oven with some honey over it. It's a dessert on it's own. Cheap, fast, tasty.
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    Semi reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Whole30 in Germany   
    Never on their own, only ever baked into cake or muffins.  I've been living in a cave all these years maybe? LOL
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    Semi got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Whole30 in Germany   
    Thank you!
     
    Did you never ate Baked Bananas?
    They're so gooood!
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    Semi reacted to MadyVanilla in Whole30 in Germany   
    I love fried, slightly charred banana with cinnamon mixed into scrambled eggs.  I will try throwing in some raisins next time.  
     
    Congrats on the five year anniversary! 
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    Semi got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Starting August 5th- need this to feel happier   
    It happens! And tbh better on day 2 than on day 20 etc
    You give your best!
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    Semi reacted to Ginsky in Whole30 in Germany   
    Congratulations on staying strong and staying on track!  sorry about the bike though, that's rough.  
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    Semi got a reaction from Ginsky in Starting August 5th- need this to feel happier   
    It happens! And tbh better on day 2 than on day 20 etc
    You give your best!
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    Semi got a reaction from Mikaliki in Starting August 5th- need this to feel happier   
    It happens! And tbh better on day 2 than on day 20 etc
    You give your best!
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    Semi reacted to Mikaliki in Starting August 5th- need this to feel happier   
    Day 2 was so tough, and...I need to re-start, because I broke into some 'healthy' GRAINS. And I am embarrassed.  So, today is day 1, again. 
    I will report back about my food later. breakfast- black coffee and chia pudding with figs
     
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    Semi reacted to MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    Yesterday was not fully compliant, but great nonetheless.  I decided to have a glass of wine with dinner and it was delicious and worth it.  FWIW, the Primal Kitchen mango jalapeno barbecue sauce is amazing-my anti-healthy diet husband agreed.  My mood and energy levels were good all day. 
    I've been mulling over a revelation I had the other day after reading and thinking about a question about tiger blood in @Semi's log...I think my issue over the last few weeks is that I lost the tiger blood.  Between the staying-compliant-with-the-poorest-choices-I-could-ingest, the heat wave, the emotional roller-coaster of home life...I lost it.  It's possible, probable, that it would be impossible to maintain tiger blood when other areas are unstable, but keeping that in mind is another way for me to be non-judgmental and kind with myself.  In my twisted self-talk way of convincing myself of various half-truths, the goal of regaining the tiger blood seems less daunting than sticking with a W30.  I think it has to do with my black-and-white, today was compliant or non-compliant mentality.  I'm still pondering this and why it strikes me as important.  
    Mood-8, Energy-8, Pain-2
    I hit the yoga goal with a delicious, hour long session during a thunderstorm yesterday.  Today, I should be able to get in my 2nd gym session (and hit that goal for the week), get 8k steps, and start C25k.  Tomorrow morning will be meal planning and shopping.  And I think I'll plan a drive to go for a hike.  
    M1-leftover chicken and zucchini from last night.  OMG so good.  
    M2-Daughter is coming by to pick up some mail and asked if I wanted to get lunch...will go for some sort of salad with steak or chicken.  
    M3-Chicken with Primal Kitchen buffalo sauce.  I should look up a ranch dressing recipe.  I'm partial to blue cheese, but I can do ranch.  I'll probably put it over romaine.  With salted, sliced cucumber.  I can feel myself getting excited about meals again...
    Holding pattern continues - I opened that wine last night and I'll need to finish it (can't let good wine go to waste!).  I'm actually pretty happy here the last few days.  My birthday is later this month, so maybe this will be a good place to be until then.  
      
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    Semi got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Whole30 in Germany   
    Yes, it would be worth it, but I stayed strong. Ate my meat and pumpkin beforehand and now will eat some cold Banana.
     
    I broke my bike yesterday and had to walk. Walking is horrible. It's so hot.
     
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    Semi reacted to Ginsky in Gin's 6th Whole30 Log   
    Day 6
    Hamburger soup for breakfast and it was delicious.  
    I managed to get motivated to make some fresh mayo, dump ranch dressing, and a coconut milk yogurt attempt.  I had wings in the fridge so I rubbed them with a bit of Cajun seasoning and popped them in the oven.  I had them with some hot buffalo sauce and a bit of the fresh ranch dressing I made.  Oh, and a salad with more of the ranch dressing.  There was a lot of everything so that became dinner too.  
    Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a jar of yogurt.  It's not even that I need it for my Whole30 but I would like a reliable non dairy yogurt I can make to avoid the high prices and garbage additives in most store bought ones.  While I had jars on the counter for the mayo and dressing seemed like a good time to try it.  I may try other recipes eventually.  
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    Semi reacted to Ginsky in Gin's 6th Whole30 Log   
    Day 4
    Staying on track.  I woke up thinking perhaps the headache was fading away but it got stronger as morning progressed.  Perhaps this is grief taking form as I suffered a tragedy but was unable to deal with it right away as I had to handle other emergencies surrounding it.  Emergencies are settled so perhaps this ensures grief can have its turn finally.    
    I was very happy to have so much turkey and spinach plus that soup ready for reheating. Turkey and spinach  for breakfast and dinner while the soup was for lunch.  And there's still a whole lot of both left.  I don't really have an appetite so I don't mind the lack of variety.  I am being sure to eat properly though and did include some black olives and homemade mayo (not both together) in different meals.  
     
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    Semi reacted to Ginsky in Gin's 6th Whole30 Log   
    Day 3
    The passing storm really did a number on me.  Weather headaches are kind of my thing. lol  I decided early in the morning (about 1am) that the hamburger soup would be my breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I did dice up a yellow squash to add a little bit of extra veggies to it though.  
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    Semi reacted to Ginsky in Gin's 6th Whole30 Log   
    Day 2
    I felt head-achy and miserable all day.  I'm not sure if it's from Whole30 hangover effect or the tropical storm that is passing up along the east coast.  
    I had turkey and spinach with a fried egg on top for breakfast.  And that was pretty much the end of my motivation to cook for the day since my appetite really didn't kick in even after eating.  
    I had hamburger soup for lunch, was really grateful to past-me for making it. 
    I didn't even want dinner so I just threw together a salad of mixed greens and olives.  I managed to finish it so I felt accomplished. 
    I drank a lot of water through the day hoping to chase the headache away somehow.  It didn't work. Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow but at least I have plenty of soup to get me through even if I don't.  
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    Semi reacted to MadyVanilla in Whole30 in Germany   
    But is it going to be the good, worth-it ice cream?  
    It sounds like you are getting lots of movement in, despite the heat.   That's awesome.  
     
    Nothing to say here, except yep, it's awful.  But necessary.  I so struggle with this, too.  
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    Semi reacted to Brewer5 in Like an Onion   
    Day 11:  8/6/20

    Compliant.  Not amazing ... but productive.
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    Semi reacted to Mikaliki in Starting August 5th- need this to feel happier   
    Thank you, day one, done.  I did it. I ate a lot of veg. 
    lunch- arugula, tomatoes and canned salmon salad
    later meal- steamed cauli and mixed veg w seaweed and coconut aminos
    later later- can of hearts of palm and an apple
    I am super agitated, I was even before i started this, continue to be.
    i think the cookie and cracker eating i was doing before was way to 'deal' with the anxiety and now... got to loop in other ways. I will check the forum for suggestions.