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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    Hi barbara. 
    day 30 sort of came and went without any fanfare really. I didn’t feel well still. Thursday (day 31) I ate nothing all day, it was my sons birthday and I ate a piece of his cake (that’s all I ate all day - which I know is terrible and NOT how to reintroduce!) yesterday was my husbands birthday, and I drank 2 glasses of wine, and ate an Indian meal and rice. So again, not exactly how to reintroduce. I had a headache this morning and still feel this cold on my chest, like I could cough and cough all day. 
    I’m definitely doing another 2 weeks back on it.. I don’t think I’ll manage a full 30 days as we have a night out planned for mid October that I will probably drink at, but I hope another 2 weeks will see this cold shifted and me feeling better (finally) 
    I did lose 10lbs though- going from 160 to 150- which considering I did very little exercise and felt I had eaten a lot, is great. I imagine I regained a few of those last night though! So for the next two weeks I will continue with my food choices, I haven’t found the food a struggle at all this time. I do need to plan for this week better though as the week just gone I have had really odd meals and hardly any veg. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    Day 27. I’m still not well, in fact today k have taken the day off work and stayed in bed all morning. Then got up and have had a very slow afternoon. I have not felt well now for weeks. I am feeling quite down about it as I have had a really successful w30, no alcohol for nearly 8 weeks and yet I don’t feel any better. No tiger blood at all (yet) and I feel exhausted and wiped out. I know it’s not really related to my w30 but I had hoped I would feel better and I feel the same if not worse. 
    i intend to just carry on with the plan but as it is my husbands birthday we are going out for a meal on Saturday night and I may have a glass of wine if I feel like one, then back on it for another few weeks. Once I have kicked this virus I hope I will then feel the benefits of the last month! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    Some people do cut out potatoes and other nightshades (eg tomato, pepper, aubergine) but that feels too restrictive for me, and i love tomatoes 
    breakfasts- I like a chia pots too. I make kind with chia, coconut canned milk, frozen fruit, raisins. I make 2 or 3 days worth in advance in boxes in the fridge. I also make ratatouille, portion into boxes, then in the morning make a little dip in the mixture and crack an egg in, then microwave the whole thing until the sauce is hot and the egg is cooked. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in My 1st round   
    That’s annoying that there was sugar in your meal! It is so hard to eat food out when on this plan! 
    we have talked before about the mystery virus- I still have times where I am feeling really wrung out and exhausted, even after 3.5 weeks! And I have not drunk alcohol since 13th august. I don’t feel ready to stop yet so I think I will carry on after the 30 days are done. I had hoped to feel really healthy and energetic but this round I just haven’t. 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    That recipe sounds delicious! Thank you. 
    I am not what I will reintroduce first. Normally it’s wine, but I am really enjoying being alcohol free. It’s my husbands birthday next Friday so I feel there is pressure on me to drink, but I don’t really want to.
    it sounds weird but I miss my scales and I am finding it hard not tracking my food, so actually that might be what I reintroduce. I’m not missing any actual foods so I will probably keep going a bit, but I am worried I may have actually gained weight as I have eaten so well! So maybe I will continue this, but track my calories and see what happens 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    Hi Barbara, yes I’m in the Uk. Whole 30 isn’t really known here. I stumbled upon it during lockdown 2020, did around 60 days then and I just felt amazing. I ended up doing over 100 days sugar free, no dairy for 18 months, very rarely ate bread etc. In among that time I would do 30 days stints of proper w30, sometimes 15 days etc just for a boost and lived a sort of ‘drunken caveman’ existence; paleo food but wine at the weekends haha
     
    then I suppose I grew tired of it. Covid really affected us in the Uk, we all had it in our family and I’m sure I had long covid symptoms too. But more it was the impact on our lives and because I work in a school office, the impact on everything we do at work. After doing lots of reintroductions over time, I know exactly what I shouldn’t have, but the last six months I have just had it anyway. I find myself now, tired, gained weight, and a bit ‘meh’ generally with life. This round feels like my first round in a way. I had worse detox this round than any other. 
     
    this cold/virus I have had, I just feel like I can’t shift it. I feel exhausted as well. We don’t technically do covid testing now here but I wonder if it is that, a new wave of it. There are still covid cases everywhere, we just don’t treat it any different to a bad cold. 
     
    I love cooking, I find when I’m struggling it’s usually because my meals haven’t been exciting so I would love to share recipes if you have any favourites. This week I’m going to do some crispy Caribbean pork belly with mashed sweet potato, I am really enjoying tray bake (the Americans call them ‘sheet pan’ ) recipes so chicken thighs, mini potatoes, winter veg all oven roasted in one tray; I bought some cod loin which I will wrap in bacon and oven bake; and I do just love a simple roast dinner as well. I have been saving chicken bones in my freezer so I have enough to make a good stock for a soup as well this week. 
     
    I love yoga, I envy you as a yoga instructor. I know that for me yoga means self care and I really do try to do it but life sometimes gets in the way. We are having some work done in our house and I am having a huge skylight put in so I can practice underneath it, I can’t wait! I love to run but as I am getting older I am finding it harder and I don’t know if it is benefitting me as much as eg. Strength training would, but I’m addicted to it so I can’t stop (yet!) 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    Day 24. 
    I have had a horrible horrible week. My son has been very ill with a vomiting bug and ended up in hospital being rehydrated. Plus alongside that, my husband learned his company is making redundancies and we’ve had 2 stressful days waiting for more info. I have had a tough time at work and I am really close to leaving my job as it is so stressful. 
     
    however: my food while it has not been perfect (not anywhere near enough veg, and today I didn’t eat at all til 6pm) and generally badly planned, badly executed… I remained 100% compliant. No turning to food to make me feel better. I am so proud of myself. 
     
    we have been invited to a meal on Saturday night which will be nice but also difficult to stay on track. I am happy not to drink but it’s hard when food is being cooked for you. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    Day 20- and I still feel exhausted and viral! Thought I was over the worst of it yesterday however I have been worse today, really tired and fuzzy head and really really grouchy and irritable. I know it’s not w30 related but it’s really sapping my motivation as the whole point of doing this is to feel better not worse! So I have had firm words with myself today because if I break my w30 I’ll feel even more crappy tomorrow. 
     
    I made comfort food- baked ham, roast sweet potato in the fat saved from my pork belly yesterday, lots of veg, and I stewed some apple which I ate after my dinner. I feel really bloated now but at least my urge to completely self sabotage has gone. 
     
    I wanted to run tomorrow but the way I feel now, I don’t think I will be well enough. I don’t actually have much actual cold symptoms, just exhaustion and sneezing. 
     
    Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow. I’m already thinking that I’m going to continue after the 30 days as I haven’t actually had much improvement. I do feel like once I shift this I will find that the tiger blood is there though. I am sure i have lost a few pounds as my clothes are fitting better and my waist is definitely more trim. It’s my sons and husband’s birthday (s) on 29th and 30th sept so my plan was always to finish them which is why I started a few days early, but I actually am thinking I might not want to. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    Day 21. Woke up feeling a bit better today. Went for a run, and made good time, there were some points where I was flying along (and others where I was huffing and puffing!) I think my tigerblood is fighting against my virus. Now though this afternoon I feel quite tired and not well again, and am sneezing again. 
     
    we have spent the extra bank holiday doing jobs Around the house, watching the queen’s funeral, and prepping for the week ahead. I’m going to have a hot bath now and warm myself up a bit. I’ve cooked a chicken for the week for lunches and convenient protein, made mayo, and made a lamb stew for tonight which I will have with leftover veg from yesterdays roast. 
     
    I’m determined to get to the gym this week so I’ve booked 6am classes for Tuesday and Thursday. 

     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    Day 17. I won’t lie- I feel exhausted today. Still unwell, work was ridiculously busy, and I have felt like I’m chasing my tail all week. I haven’t planned my meals well (or rather, I did, but then I didn’t stick to my plans very well) and I bought things which I have then ended up snacking on such as nuts and dried fruit. We run out of fresh fruit by Wednesday because the children just eat so much of it which I know is good, but it means I run out! 
     
    I have had the results back from my bloods and ECG and have to make an appointment so I think that means there is potentially something identified in the results that means something? My appointment is 26th September though so a while to wait unless I can get an earlier one by phoning in. In a way it is a relief to know that I may be able to treat the way I feel as I’ve been exhausted for 6 months and have other symptoms which I put down to just being busy and tired. 
     
    we have a long weekend here due to the death of the queen, so I fully intend to use my extra day wisely and get myself organised for next week. I’m out tomorrow night but I’m completely happy not to drink and will eat before I go. Saturday I will go food shopping for the week, and on Sunday I will prepare my lunches and breakfasts, and maybe even batch cook a few evening meals as well. On Monday we will have a family day, getting the house ready for some building work we are starting soon. I would like to do a gym class and a long run if I am feeling better. 
     
    All this being said, I actually think if it wasn’t for this cold I’d be feeling great. My head feels clear and I am sleeping well. Bring on the tiger blood! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    Day 16 today, halfway there! I think I would be feeling good today except for that I have a horrible sore throat and headache. Hopefully that will shift soon and the tiger blood will emerge! Had some blood tests and an ECG yesterday morning as over the summer I’ve developed quite a few symptoms of hypothyroidism. Hopefully this month will help me to feel a bit more energetic. 
     
    today my food was good (made breakfast boxes and lunch boxes in advance) and dinner is a chilli and baked potato with enough left for leftovers. 
    I won’t lie, tigerblood seems a fair way off. My throat feels rough and I have headaches and body aches and I feel really tired. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    Day 14. Weekend was good although I’d say some of my food choices were less so, although all within my whole30. A few more snacks than I’d been having and I didn’t always follow the template so strictly. my kids are unwell with coughs and colds and I have a sore throat this morning as well. 
    still, that’s my 5th weekend in a row with no alcohol,  and it’s day 14, nearly halfway there! 
    I prepped my breakfast boxes and lunches for 3 days. Roasted a chicken. It definitely helped me last week to have breakfast and lunch all sorted and not have to think about them. 
    I’m excited for this week as the tiger blood is near! I have been feeling little flickers o it brewing away, but nothing beats that brilliant clear, energetic feeling. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from BarbaraV7 in Back again for September whole 30   
    Hi all. I’m returning again, I think for my …. 6th? Whole30. It’s been a long summer. I’ve flirted between calorie counting, attempting rounds of keto and fast800 and other diets just to keep my head above water so to speak, weight wise. 
    However, you cannot beat that buoyant, energetic, zesty feeling of a good round of whole30. I work in school so September is as good as January really for a new year/new start mentality! 
    I cut out alcohol on 14th august after we returned from holiday so I am already 2+ weeks in with that, and started my September w30 yesterday, as my sons birthday is 29th sept, and husbands is 30th. 
    Yesterday went brilliantly, amazing how easy it is to slip back into w30 ways. I Also batch cooked some meals, roasted a chicken, prepped a loadof sweet potato chunks and made them into little breakfast boxes to grab and go. I have eaten so much fruit and veg as well. And slept well. 
    today, another good day so far. I already feel so much more energetic. I have cleaned my oven and put loads of summer clothes into the loft/attic. 
    I did weigh myself, now I have hidden them as I have spent the summer a slave to those scales and not really feeling good about it. I do want to lose a few pounds if I’m honest, but more than that I want to feel ‘lighter’ and healthier. 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Brocha in Back again for September whole 30   
    Hi all. I’m returning again, I think for my …. 6th? Whole30. It’s been a long summer. I’ve flirted between calorie counting, attempting rounds of keto and fast800 and other diets just to keep my head above water so to speak, weight wise. 
    However, you cannot beat that buoyant, energetic, zesty feeling of a good round of whole30. I work in school so September is as good as January really for a new year/new start mentality! 
    I cut out alcohol on 14th august after we returned from holiday so I am already 2+ weeks in with that, and started my September w30 yesterday, as my sons birthday is 29th sept, and husbands is 30th. 
    Yesterday went brilliantly, amazing how easy it is to slip back into w30 ways. I Also batch cooked some meals, roasted a chicken, prepped a loadof sweet potato chunks and made them into little breakfast boxes to grab and go. I have eaten so much fruit and veg as well. And slept well. 
    today, another good day so far. I already feel so much more energetic. I have cleaned my oven and put loads of summer clothes into the loft/attic. 
    I did weigh myself, now I have hidden them as I have spent the summer a slave to those scales and not really feeling good about it. I do want to lose a few pounds if I’m honest, but more than that I want to feel ‘lighter’ and healthier. 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Ana Monica in Back again for September whole 30   
    Hi all. I’m returning again, I think for my …. 6th? Whole30. It’s been a long summer. I’ve flirted between calorie counting, attempting rounds of keto and fast800 and other diets just to keep my head above water so to speak, weight wise. 
    However, you cannot beat that buoyant, energetic, zesty feeling of a good round of whole30. I work in school so September is as good as January really for a new year/new start mentality! 
    I cut out alcohol on 14th august after we returned from holiday so I am already 2+ weeks in with that, and started my September w30 yesterday, as my sons birthday is 29th sept, and husbands is 30th. 
    Yesterday went brilliantly, amazing how easy it is to slip back into w30 ways. I Also batch cooked some meals, roasted a chicken, prepped a loadof sweet potato chunks and made them into little breakfast boxes to grab and go. I have eaten so much fruit and veg as well. And slept well. 
    today, another good day so far. I already feel so much more energetic. I have cleaned my oven and put loads of summer clothes into the loft/attic. 
    I did weigh myself, now I have hidden them as I have spent the summer a slave to those scales and not really feeling good about it. I do want to lose a few pounds if I’m honest, but more than that I want to feel ‘lighter’ and healthier. 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in April reset begins today   
    So I restarted again yesterday, and have had two really good days. I did 3 fitness classes yesterday (not ideal but it’s the way the timetable worked out and my availability) so today took a rest day. My food has been good today but not nearly enough veg. I just don’t fancy it, I feel like I’m having to force it down me! I have a bit of a headache today, probably from detoxing off junk food! 

    this morning I ate leftover meatloaf from yesterday (it was even nicer today than yesterday!) and then at lunch my parents took my son to Mac Donald’s and I decided to completely avoid temptation and stayed at home. I ate a ratatouille with 2 eggs poached into it. I had chicken thighs and potato for dinner, and some grapes and strawberries. 
     
    tomorrow could be a bit trickier. I am running with my friend in the morning and then going out for lunch with an old friend. It’s not an especially w30 compatible restaurant/pub. I think I will go steak and salad and Hope for the best. Evening meal will be a pork fillet escalope with almond crust (really excited about this one!) 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in April reset begins today   
    Hi @MadyVanillai remember you from before! 
    I healed my hip (I had a tendinitis in my hip flexor tendon, iliopsoas type area- if you are a runner you will know!) and I had physio and rest and stretches. It’s taken me 6 months really to get back to confidently running and pushing myself, and even then I am taking it a lot more easily than I was before. 

    I crashed out on my w30 today, total emotional eating- went to a funeral with my daughter for a member of her family, we broke up from school for 2 weeks so a bit of ‘release eating’ as well… and I ate some chocolate. It wasn’t even nice. So I feel a bit cross with myself as up til today I’d had a great week and was feeling good. 
     
    back on it tomorrow. I really want to do a full 30 and I have done so many false starts recently. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Barbara M in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I have really really struggled This last week. I just totally list my mojo. My food has been awful. It’s very unlike me, but I have had several times where I’ve just eaten everything in sight. I don’t feel like I really did w30 this time round.
    So I’m restarting. It’s annoying that my month off alcohol couldn’t coincide with my month of healthy food so although earlier in the month I felt good I am ending the month really feeling deflated and not feeling good at all. 
     
    I love the whole food lifestyle though and when I get on it, I feel so much better, literally within days, so that’s my plan. I’m going to take the w30 food plus no drinking but I think I need to track my calories and be more mindful of that so I’ve ordered some paleo recipe books online and I will sit tonight and plan my week ahead. 
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I have really really struggled This last week. I just totally list my mojo. My food has been awful. It’s very unlike me, but I have had several times where I’ve just eaten everything in sight. I don’t feel like I really did w30 this time round.
    So I’m restarting. It’s annoying that my month off alcohol couldn’t coincide with my month of healthy food so although earlier in the month I felt good I am ending the month really feeling deflated and not feeling good at all. 
     
    I love the whole food lifestyle though and when I get on it, I feel so much better, literally within days, so that’s my plan. I’m going to take the w30 food plus no drinking but I think I need to track my calories and be more mindful of that so I’ve ordered some paleo recipe books online and I will sit tonight and plan my week ahead. 
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Hi everyone. 
    i’n not sure what I’d do with the sugar dilemma. Maybe see how you feel once the covid has gone. I had no actual symptoms when I had covid but the brain fog and weird neurological side effects lingered for 6 weeks and it took a good strict w30 to clear it and feel better. The effects of a few spoons of medicine are going to be negligible but if it prevents you ‘slaying the sugar dragon’ then you might need to add a few days more on . 
     
    I’m feeling so tired. That’s not w30 related, just exhausted from life. It’s Thursday, it’s been a loooong week. I also find sometimes when I’m really in the throes of the tiger blood that I just do so much that I feel tired- does that make sense? I made crispy coated chicken with some seasoned almond flour and egg wash, with a simple salad for dinner and it was really tasty. Gearing up for our 4th dry weekend in Jan. my husband is planning which chianti he is drinking on 1st feb, whereas I’m…. Not. Not quite. I think I’m going to stay off the alcohol for a little while longer, although let’s see how I feel once the 30 days are up. 
     
    is everyone starting to think of reintroductions? What’s everyone’s plan post 30?? 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    For me it’s always sugar that creeps back in. I could live day today day 100% grain and dairy free, but I do reintroduce alcohol and then eventually sugar creeps back in. That being said, I can go months without any. Usually it is emotional eating that brings it back, not a genuine desire for a specific thing, but triggered by a stressful situation where I revert back to my old coping strategy. I’d like to do longer than the month without alcohol this time round, I regularly do a dry month (did 5 last year) but never more than a month at a time! 
     
    my hip hurt today, a recurring injury caused by running (and not stretching) so today I didn’t run or do a workout class which is very unlike me. But I need to look after it as I had a lot of injury time last year and I don’t want that again. I did 30 mins of yoga though. My lunch was leftover bolognese sauce and broccoli and my dinner tonight will be lamb steaks and roasted tomatoes with garlic and basil 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    For me it’s always sugar that creeps back in. I could live day today day 100% grain and dairy free, but I do reintroduce alcohol and then eventually sugar creeps back in. That being said, I can go months without any. Usually it is emotional eating that brings it back, not a genuine desire for a specific thing, but triggered by a stressful situation where I revert back to my old coping strategy. I’d like to do longer than the month without alcohol this time round, I regularly do a dry month (did 5 last year) but never more than a month at a time! 
     
    my hip hurt today, a recurring injury caused by running (and not stretching) so today I didn’t run or do a workout class which is very unlike me. But I need to look after it as I had a lot of injury time last year and I don’t want that again. I did 30 mins of yoga though. My lunch was leftover bolognese sauce and broccoli and my dinner tonight will be lamb steaks and roasted tomatoes with garlic and basil 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    It’s finally Friday. This week has been so busy! We have nothing in for dinner either and so my husband is going to pick something up on the way home. To prepare for this I ate a chicken breast after work just to take the edge off my hunger and strengthen my resolve a bit. I barely even stopped for a drink of water today and have hardly eaten any veg. If he brings something off plan, I think I’ll do a baked potato and salad and just go very simple. 
     
    The weekends are always harder for me, I just find I eat more generally and not always mindfully. So that’s my aim for the weekend, just to keep my head in the game and focus. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    It’s finally Friday. This week has been so busy! We have nothing in for dinner either and so my husband is going to pick something up on the way home. To prepare for this I ate a chicken breast after work just to take the edge off my hunger and strengthen my resolve a bit. I barely even stopped for a drink of water today and have hardly eaten any veg. If he brings something off plan, I think I’ll do a baked potato and salad and just go very simple. 
     
    The weekends are always harder for me, I just find I eat more generally and not always mindfully. So that’s my aim for the weekend, just to keep my head in the game and focus. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @MizRikoh no, hope you recover quickly 
     
    re: tater-tots! Ok, like a potato croquette type thing? Mash potato inside, coated outside? My kids would love them! Lots of brands of potato products here have dextrose in them, in fact a lot of stores own brands have every single potato item with dextrose added <Morrisons> To make them crispy. Sometimes it’s easier when it’s just ‘no’ to all isn’t it? I find you can’t beat a roast potato, made properly with love and duck fat. Joyous! 
     
    tiger blood? Yes I think I’m starting to feel her roar! I ran 16km yesterday and at times I felt I was flying, really energised. I’ve got the tell tale sign (for me) of wanting to throw the windows open and clean/tidy/organise my life, it’s usually an indicator for me as I feel so motivated and energised. Yesterday afternoon I sorted out a full sack of clothes and put them on Facebook Free stuff and got rid of them, and also cleaned my house from top to bottom. I did nearly 30k steps in total! So yes, I am definitely feeling the tiger blood in there somewhere. 
     
    my boy is still off with covid so I am working from home today ( hopefully the last day)