jennifer_k

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    jennifer_k got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    Enjoy your getaway! Looking forward to reading about your adventures.
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    I missed yesterday, but I'm still on track!
    It's Day 8!
    Yesterday I did weights and this morning some intervals of running/walking.
    Have a nice weekend everyone!
     
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    Day 5

    Yesterday's menu: grilled beef patty, grapes, pistachios, grilled drumsticks, sweet pot, squash, olive oil, almond milk
    This past spring one of my neighbors gave me a cinnamon basil plant for my herb garden. It's a gorgeous plant with purplish-green leaves and it smells utterly calming. However, as much as I liked to look at it and smell it, I couldn't figure out how to use it -- until yesterday! I cubed and sauteed my sweet pot/yellow squash with olive oil and the cinnamon basil and it was delicious! I also ate some chicken, so tonight I can have steak again, LOL.

    This morning I walked to the clubhouse gym and did full-body strength training. I use the squat rack and Olympic bar for my entire workout. I'm going to try and run a mile later this evening. I want to run at least 1 mile every day. Then tomorrow, I'll try for a 3 mile run again.
     
    Weight Training
    exercise: weight x reps x sets
    Military press: 45 x 8 x 4
    Squat: 45 x 10 / 95 x 4 / 75 x 5 x 2
    Barbell row: 55 x 6 x 4
    Deadlift: 75 x 6 x 4
    Bench press: 65 x 4 x 4







     
     
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    Thank you! 

    So I managed to go 2.83 miles at a pace of 13'40".  Hopefully speed and mileage will improve with consistency. 
     
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from Ginsky in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    I missed yesterday, but I'm still on track!
    It's Day 8!
    Yesterday I did weights and this morning some intervals of running/walking.
    Have a nice weekend everyone!
     
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    I missed yesterday, but I'm still on track!
    It's Day 8!
    Yesterday I did weights and this morning some intervals of running/walking.
    Have a nice weekend everyone!
     
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    jennifer_k reacted to Ginsky in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    I hope things got better but you're right that it's normal to have some days like that in the first half especially right where you are.  I'm glad you aren't letting it stop you.  
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from Ginsky in Gin's 6th Whole30 Log   
    You're doing so great! Can't wait until I'm on Day 19. Keep going!!
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from UrsulaB11 in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    Thank you! 

    So I managed to go 2.83 miles at a pace of 13'40".  Hopefully speed and mileage will improve with consistency. 
     
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from UrsulaB11 in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    Greetings! I'm new to this place but not new to the W30. I've successfully completed it twice before and it helped my health and well being a lot! But .... I've fallen off track again over the past few years, so here I am again, starting over. 
    About me:  45 years old. Generally in good health besides my crappy diet. 

    What I want: More ENERGY. I feel tired all the time. I know my crappy diet is a huge factor. Also hoping to drop a few pounds, but how I feel is more important. 

    My plan is to keep it simple. Lots of grilled meat and veggies, eggs, nuts, potatoes, salads. 
    Logging daily will be important for accountability. I may also log some workouts. 

    That's all for now!
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    jennifer_k reacted to Ginsky in Gin's 6th Whole30 Log   
    Day 19
    I've been tired all day from yesterday but was still up at 5 because there is no such thing as sleeping in for me.  ugh  6 am Japan call went well but that seemed to drain all my brain's ability for the day so I'm not even sure what else I accomplished.  I've been on auto pilot.  I do at least have cashews soaking on the counter to make milk tomorrow.  
    Breakfast- chicken with the last of the nut/seed sauce and zucchini-yellow squash soup.
    Lunch- hot dogs and sauerkraut!  I specifically got whole30 approved hot dogs to properly enjoy the sauerkraut I just made.  
    Dinner- halupki, which hit the spot so perfectly.  I had a handful of cashews while I was getting some measured to make milk tomorrow and a few olives just because I wanted them.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    jennifer_k reacted to Ginsky in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    You are just crushing your first week; way to go!  
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from Ginsky in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    Day 5

    Yesterday's menu: grilled beef patty, grapes, pistachios, grilled drumsticks, sweet pot, squash, olive oil, almond milk
    This past spring one of my neighbors gave me a cinnamon basil plant for my herb garden. It's a gorgeous plant with purplish-green leaves and it smells utterly calming. However, as much as I liked to look at it and smell it, I couldn't figure out how to use it -- until yesterday! I cubed and sauteed my sweet pot/yellow squash with olive oil and the cinnamon basil and it was delicious! I also ate some chicken, so tonight I can have steak again, LOL.

    This morning I walked to the clubhouse gym and did full-body strength training. I use the squat rack and Olympic bar for my entire workout. I'm going to try and run a mile later this evening. I want to run at least 1 mile every day. Then tomorrow, I'll try for a 3 mile run again.
     
    Weight Training
    exercise: weight x reps x sets
    Military press: 45 x 8 x 4
    Squat: 45 x 10 / 95 x 4 / 75 x 5 x 2
    Barbell row: 55 x 6 x 4
    Deadlift: 75 x 6 x 4
    Bench press: 65 x 4 x 4







     
     
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from Ginsky in Gin's 6th Whole30 Log   
    Your menu sounds so delicious and exotic. I need to experiment more with different flavors and combinations. Congrats on Day 17!
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    For me, just eating compliantly on W30 is plenty restrictive, so I'm not restricting myself in any other way. If I want to snack between meals, I just eat W30 snacks. I'm a grazer with a sweet tooth, so I snack on fruit. Maybe it's "too much" fruit, like over a serving size, but it's better than my normal go-to of cookies or candy. Today I ate waaaaay too many pistachios, but it wasn't chips or friend pickles dipped in ranch dressing, so I give myself a pass. I wonder if you tried allowing yourself to snack as much as you wanted on compliant foods if that would make a difference? Progress not perfection! 
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    jennifer_k reacted to Mikaliki in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    Here to cheer you on!
     
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Take Advantage   
    Hey there! I've really enjoyed reading your journal and can relate so much to some of your struggles. I, too, have a well and impaired version of myself. Just this morning, I deleted a stupid phone game app that I've been spending too much time on. I can also relate to all-or-nothing behavior and grabbing food when I don't want to deal with uncomfortable emotions. Basically, I just wanted to tell you that you're not alone. And thank you for your transparency and honesty. 
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    Hey there! I've really enjoyed reading your journal and can relate so much to some of your struggles. I, too, have a well and impaired version of myself. Just this morning, I deleted a stupid phone game app that I've been spending too much time on. I can also relate to all-or-nothing behavior and grabbing food when I don't want to deal with uncomfortable emotions. Basically, I just wanted to tell you that you're not alone. And thank you for your transparency and honesty. 
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    jennifer_k reacted to MadyVanilla in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    These are both wonderful things to celebrate!  Congratulations! 
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from Emmaa in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    Good for you, Emma! Look forward to reading about your journey!
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from Mikaliki in Starting August 5th- need this to feel happier   
    I can so relate to the cookie and cracker lifestyle. I'm just starting out too so I can't wait until I am on Day 5!!! You're doing great, don't give up!
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    jennifer_k reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 1 Monday August 17, 2020
    M1: leftover shepherd's pie from the freezer
    M2: sliced apples with almond butter, 1/2 banana
    M3: spaghetti squash topped with fried onions and mushrooms, ground beef and Kirkland marinara sauce
    Another start today. 
    The food I ate on the weekend away was typical of how I've been eating for the past two months.  Meals were very healthy, but things fell apart between meals.  I bought a big tub of premium ice cream on Friday afternoon and ate most of it myself before check-out time on Sunday morning.  I also bought a single serve cup of ice cream when I was at the Dairy buying the tub, because I didn't want to limit myself to only 1 flavour all weekend (actual measure was about 2 cups - considered a 'small' size cone), I snacked on chips, drank sweetened ice tea, ginger ale, sangria, wine, and some rum & oj.  All between meals.   And today I was feeling pissy.  Too much sugar?
    It is becoming increasingly challenging for me to remain isolated, because I simply don't have anyone in a close social bubble who I feel comfortable enough to call up to visit with in person.  Isolation has caused me to see that what I miss most right now is having deep meaningful conversation with interesting people.  I just don't get that in my house, and my mental health is definitely feeling it.  I'm hoping that by taking care of my physical health and lots of good self care I will weather this low feeling I'm battling right now.  I know it will pass, it always does.
    I have absolutely no social engagements for the foreseeable future and so I'm hopeful that I will stick with Whole30 this time.  I'm most looking forward to Tiger Blood which should kick in before September, losing some belly fat, and losing weight overall.  I'm most concerned about my waist to hip ratio: W 34"/Hips 37.5" = WHR 0.906, which is considered obese and is an indicator of high risk of various diseases including diabetes and heart disease.  Other goals are to have steady energy all day, better sleep and getting out of bed before 7am, feeling properly rested.  I am also hoping to rid the habit I have of consistently snacking between lunch and dinner.  I achieved all of these things on my May Whole40, so I know its doable for me and I know how these goals feel when I'm living them.  So for the next 30 days I will try to give my full attention to this W30 thing and hope that once coVid is in the past that I will have many more of the skills I need to live my best life, as far as eating healthy foods goes.  
    I'm ready for this.
    NSV: I didn't snack between meals today
    NSV: My mood was super low this morning, but I didn't use junk food to dull my emotions.  Instead I sat with my emotions, felt the tears, considered why I was feeling like I was, and carried on.  I already feel MUCH better.
    Day One - Done 
     
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    jennifer_k reacted to Ginsky in Gin's 6th Whole30 Log   
    Day 17
    I'm still feeling good.  I'll be away from internet and my phone from 5 am until 9 pm tomorrow so I might not summarize the day until the next morning.  I spent today preparing and packing my food (with extra just in case) so I'll be staying on track while away.  Sauerkraut tasted really good this morning, almost put it away in the fridge but decided to wait until this evening.  After this evening's taste test it's officially in the fridge!  
    Breakfast- zucchini and potato frittata
    Lunch- halupki with cucumber salad. Munched on cashews while cooking and packing for tomorrow.
    Dinner- chicken in the nut/seed sauce and zucchini-yellow squash soup
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from Ginsky in Jenn's W30 - 8/15 - 9/13   
    Neglected to post the first 2 days, but today is Day 3!

    Day 1: eggs, sirloin, potato, veggies, nuts, almond milk
    Day 2: eggs, bacon, sirloin, potato, veggies, banana, peaches, almond milk

    Energy is still dragging but improving. Did a short walk/jog this morning and may go to the pool this afternoon. Need to grocery shop for dinner, not sure what's on the menu but hopefully something good.

     
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    jennifer_k got a reaction from Contessa in Take Advantage   
    Hey there! I've really enjoyed reading your journal and can relate so much to some of your struggles. I, too, have a well and impaired version of myself. Just this morning, I deleted a stupid phone game app that I've been spending too much time on. I can also relate to all-or-nothing behavior and grabbing food when I don't want to deal with uncomfortable emotions. Basically, I just wanted to tell you that you're not alone. And thank you for your transparency and honesty.