Rebecca001

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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in 7/3 commitment   
    I forgot to count mine this week! A bit like you, some days I eat a lot of veg and others I seem to just forget them. I also made soup this week and I’ve been having a bowl before my meals. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in Ms.   
    I have the same issue with my scales and this time I really want to tackle it. I decided not to weigh myself after my 2nd W30 and still haven’t now after 40 days. The fact that I want to (really badly some days) is something I am giving a lot of thought to. I’m quickly coming to the conclusion that I want to weigh myself more when I feel rubbish than when I feel good. It’s as if that number is a stick to whack myself with when I already feel low. And as @Lorna from Canadasays above, that number is bigger than all the good things, the benefits, the NSVs. So, a bit like the sugar dragon, to slay it you have to starve it out- I’ve decided I’m not weighing myself until I get to a point where I don’t care what it says anymore (at which point, I hope I won’t even think about weighing myself?!) 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 2021 graduates   
    The chicken in shallots was DELICIOUS, so simple and very tasty. I made cauli rice with coriander, lemon, spring onions and Brussels sprouts 
    https://nomnompaleo.com/post/2743098688/david-lebovitzs-super-easy-roast-chicken-with
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Ms.   
    I have the same issue with my scales and this time I really want to tackle it. I decided not to weigh myself after my 2nd W30 and still haven’t now after 40 days. The fact that I want to (really badly some days) is something I am giving a lot of thought to. I’m quickly coming to the conclusion that I want to weigh myself more when I feel rubbish than when I feel good. It’s as if that number is a stick to whack myself with when I already feel low. And as @Lorna from Canadasays above, that number is bigger than all the good things, the benefits, the NSVs. So, a bit like the sugar dragon, to slay it you have to starve it out- I’ve decided I’m not weighing myself until I get to a point where I don’t care what it says anymore (at which point, I hope I won’t even think about weighing myself?!) 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Nbalentine in Terrified of weighing on Day 30!   
    Here’s a crazy thought- why don’t you just NOT weigh yourself??! 
    I struggle with my scales too and this time round I’ve really found it hard not to weigh myself. I finished my 2nd W30 on 30th Jan but I’m still not ready to weigh myself. I think because I still feel like the number will define the effort, then I know it’s not time yet. You don’t have to weigh yourself either before or after. 
    I’m going to read the list posted above and tick as many off as I can, then see how I feel. The scales are currently in the loft so I’d have to be organised enough to get them down the night before to weigh first thing as well which helps me delay it further! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Saiee in February 1st?   
    My big challenge is #1 in your list there @Lorna from Canada . I actually find W30 brings the psychological relationship with food into really sharp focus for me; the actual food I’m ok with but the behaviours still really catch me out and I have some days where I feel like I’ve not managed that one at all. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from becs in January 2021 graduates   
    @becs what an incredible view!! Glad you’ve had a better day. 

    I ordered a Well Fed cook book after reading about it on here and I’m excited for that to arrive. Today I’ve made a slow cooked curry with cauliflower rice and all the odds and ends of veggies from the fridge (mushrooms, onions, peas, potato) and it smells so good, I’m really hungry now! 
    you can tell I am feeling on fire today as I was supposed to be taking a rest day, so no running - but I did instead a 40 minute arms and abs workout while watching tv. Tiger blood I think! 
     
    james and I have been discussing the weekend and the likelihood of us having an alcoholic drink- hmmmm, I keep thinking yes, then no, then maybe. Haven’t made my mind up yet! I think because I feel like I’m not quite ready to burst the bubble yet and although I fully intend to stay 100% on plan with food, alcohol makes it not officially W30. Watch this space, let’s see what the weekend brings. Although being ‘allowed’ a drink somehow makes me want one less! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 2021 graduates   
    @becs what an incredible view!! Glad you’ve had a better day. 

    I ordered a Well Fed cook book after reading about it on here and I’m excited for that to arrive. Today I’ve made a slow cooked curry with cauliflower rice and all the odds and ends of veggies from the fridge (mushrooms, onions, peas, potato) and it smells so good, I’m really hungry now! 
    you can tell I am feeling on fire today as I was supposed to be taking a rest day, so no running - but I did instead a 40 minute arms and abs workout while watching tv. Tiger blood I think! 
     
    james and I have been discussing the weekend and the likelihood of us having an alcoholic drink- hmmmm, I keep thinking yes, then no, then maybe. Haven’t made my mind up yet! I think because I feel like I’m not quite ready to burst the bubble yet and although I fully intend to stay 100% on plan with food, alcohol makes it not officially W30. Watch this space, let’s see what the weekend brings. Although being ‘allowed’ a drink somehow makes me want one less! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 2021 graduates   
    I’ve had a really good day today. I’ve really focussed on protein and veg, 3 meals, pre-run snack,  and lots of water. Our dinner was chilli stuffed peppers, with salad. I’ve ordered the Well Fed cookbook which someone mentioned on here the other day so hopefully I’ll have done new recipes to try next week. 
     
    @christine19 thanks for the tahini recipe. Sauces/dips/dressings are one thing I’m not very good at, I am definitely open to any suggestions if you have any to recommend. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 2021 graduates   
    I have a love hate relationship with my scales. I lost 40+ lbs a few years ago and then have kept it off through basically very rigidly controlling carbs and running a lot. I then lost 11lbs doing my first W30 and that freedom from the scales was incredible both during the 30 days but also for a long time afterwards. This w30 I’m not sure I have lost any weight which I think is why I’m reluctant to find out! The stupid thing is, I am pretty much ‘at target’ now and have been for a long time and my weight is a fairly static, and to manage to maintain this without ‘dieting’ at all and eating so well is incredible. But the scales always call to me and because my natural weight is just slightly over 10 st, I’m always chasing those last 2/3 “vanity pounds” to take me into the 9’s... I would love to get rid of my scales and be free! 
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    Rebecca001 reacted to Lorna from Canada in 7/3 commitment   
    Today I made a commitment to have 7 veg and just 3 fruit everyday. I'm going to log it here (well, we'll see but I'll start anyway!) to keep track
    Today:
    onion, mushroom, pepper hash with breakfast = 3 veg
    1/2 orange with lunch = 1/2 fruit
    grapes and mixed nuts = 1 1/2 fruit (I put raisins and coconut in my mixed nuts)
    fish tacos - mayo, lettuce, peppers, onions, salsa, cilantro, avocado = 5 veg
    banana = 1 fruit
    Great start!
     
     
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    Rebecca001 reacted to Lorna from Canada in 7/3 commitment   
    W30 day 32 - 
    bkft - onions, mushrooms, pepper, 1/2 apple 
    lunch - banana, raisins, grapes
    dinner - broccoli, green beans, onion, tomato, sweet potato
    WooHoo 7/3 in the bag.
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 2021 graduates   
    @becs if you want hummus but not chickpeas, you can make a dip with just tahini and lemon juice, loosen it up with a bit of water and you can either dip veggies into it or drizzle it on eg chicken, salmon or cooked veg. You’d never know it wasn’t real hummus. You can also add it to mayo in equal quantities and use it that way; I made a sort of coleslaw with it a few weeks ago which was really delicious. Which also reminds me I was going to do a potato salad with it too and forgot! 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from becs in January 2021 graduates   
    @becs if you want hummus but not chickpeas, you can make a dip with just tahini and lemon juice, loosen it up with a bit of water and you can either dip veggies into it or drizzle it on eg chicken, salmon or cooked veg. You’d never know it wasn’t real hummus. You can also add it to mayo in equal quantities and use it that way; I made a sort of coleslaw with it a few weeks ago which was really delicious. Which also reminds me I was going to do a potato salad with it too and forgot! 
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from becs in January 2021 graduates   
    We made it!!!! Day 31 today! 
     
    I don’t want the bubble to burst so I didn’t weigh myself this morning, I’m going to keep going til 5 weeks (so Friday morning) and then see where I am! I have no plans to reintroduce anything although I may make myself a date/apple/ground almond ‘pudding’ for this evening as a sweet treat and see where that takes me. I feel the tiger blood arrived late for me this time (round 1 I was bouncing off the walls by day 10) so I feel there’s a little more in the tank before I reintroduce anything (if I even do) 
    I suppose there’s 2 (or more) types of W30’er - those who are specifically trying to solve a particular ailment (eg my mum who had fibromyalgia, she found dairy and grains are no-no and also tomato, but had introduced everything else) or those who actually use this as a gateway to a completely clean, paleo lifestyle? I guess I’m more the 2nd type really. It’s now over 6 months since I ate grain, soy, dairy or sugar (except 2 chocs on Xmas day!) and it’s just life now. 
     
    Last time however, I gradually changed my behaviours and gradually ate more compliant treats and snacks, so this time I’m going to try to retain my focus a bit longer. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from 50andstillhere in January 1st Start Date!   
    @Lorna from Canadait must be hard with no fresh produce. We are lucky in Britain that we have it in abundance all year round (although it is imported a lot) - and it is expensive, especially in comparison to junk food. Can you have canned veg in W30? I guess if it’s compliant? Or frozen too if that’s available for you? I think 50 a week is both challenging but attainable. 7 a day. It makes me think a bit harder about what I have on my plate. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in January 1st Start Date!   
    Day 30!!!!!!!! I love your list @Lorna from Canada. I’m going to do mine in my notebook this afternoon but I can agree with a lot of your NSVs. 
    mine include: my skin is so soft, sleeping much better quality sleep (not necessarily longer hours), I’m feeling really trim (especially in the mornings). I’ve noticed reduction in my anxiety too, like you said. Less worrying. It’s been a really stressful month and I’ve coped with it and not turned to food/wine. I’ve got busy with projects in my spare time rather than veg out exhausted, and just ‘got stuff done’. I’ve had a month off Facebook too. 
     
    it struck a chord with me last night, my sister in law posted a picture on our family chat of a bottle of wine, bottle of gin, huge bags of Doritos and loads of chocolate saying ‘I’ve had a stressful day and this is my treat’ and all the family sent laughing emojis and ‘good for you, you’ve earned it’ comments and I felt so far removed from that, sipping my water! The irony is, they think I’m punishing myself doing this. I felt really sad for her because I know she’ll feel 10 times worse today.
      I’ll never ‘unknow’ this knowledge that we learn doing W30. I can’t promise I’ll always do it, but I’ll never not know it. we have the answer that I think so many people are looking for, and that actually I myself have looked for for so many years. I read on another thread that’s it’s basically about giving yourself permission to make this massive positive change, and once you do (truly) permit yourself to do it, it’s properly lifechanging. I think this second w30 has really consolidated that for me, and I really get ‘choose your hard’ this time round because oh boy, it’s been harder this time than the halcyon days of summer in lockdown. 
     
    anyway enough ramblings... my kitten needs her breakfast!! Have a great Day 30 everyone!!! 
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from becs in January 1st Start Date!   
    Day 30!!!!!!!! I love your list @Lorna from Canada. I’m going to do mine in my notebook this afternoon but I can agree with a lot of your NSVs. 
    mine include: my skin is so soft, sleeping much better quality sleep (not necessarily longer hours), I’m feeling really trim (especially in the mornings). I’ve noticed reduction in my anxiety too, like you said. Less worrying. It’s been a really stressful month and I’ve coped with it and not turned to food/wine. I’ve got busy with projects in my spare time rather than veg out exhausted, and just ‘got stuff done’. I’ve had a month off Facebook too. 
     
    it struck a chord with me last night, my sister in law posted a picture on our family chat of a bottle of wine, bottle of gin, huge bags of Doritos and loads of chocolate saying ‘I’ve had a stressful day and this is my treat’ and all the family sent laughing emojis and ‘good for you, you’ve earned it’ comments and I felt so far removed from that, sipping my water! The irony is, they think I’m punishing myself doing this. I felt really sad for her because I know she’ll feel 10 times worse today.
      I’ll never ‘unknow’ this knowledge that we learn doing W30. I can’t promise I’ll always do it, but I’ll never not know it. we have the answer that I think so many people are looking for, and that actually I myself have looked for for so many years. I read on another thread that’s it’s basically about giving yourself permission to make this massive positive change, and once you do (truly) permit yourself to do it, it’s properly lifechanging. I think this second w30 has really consolidated that for me, and I really get ‘choose your hard’ this time round because oh boy, it’s been harder this time than the halcyon days of summer in lockdown. 
     
    anyway enough ramblings... my kitten needs her breakfast!! Have a great Day 30 everyone!!! 
     
     
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    I have found today quite hard. I think the prospect of another weekend with heavy snow forecast (weirdly it has been so warm here that I ran the last two days in bare arms and shorts, yet minus temps on the weekends either side? Typical British weather!), stuck in the house, unable to see my family- lockdown blues. Plus this being the 5th weekend of January! I must admit, I’m finding it tough. 

    Feeling good in myself though, lots of energy, I have run 100 miles this month so far and feeling energised and I look really healthy and glowing. I don’t think I’ll have lost any weight, (maybe a few lbs but then I don’t have much to lose) , but my composition may have changed (I have body fat scales) so I’m keen to find that out. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from 50andstillhere in January 1st Start Date!   
    We very rarely eat out, mostly due to having three children and lockdown! They will get a delivery/takeout occasionally but I very rarely join them (or haven’t since July at least). It’s so far removed from our lovely clean diet that it just wouldn’t be a treat for me although it would be a treat if James cooked occasionally as he never does (well, freezer food for the kids or bacon sandwiches type meals) 
    I was thinking about it today; there is nothing really I miss. Except wine. I even switched to black coffee this time and don’t even miss my nut milk latte.  I miss convenient food (not convenience) - but easy food. It would be so nice to grab a box from the freezer and bung it in the oven for 25 mins, not have to chop and dice and season.... But I know it does get easier so I’m not worried about that too much. I miss my bathroom scales (which makes me feel sad and embarrassed to admit but I have a lifelong love/hate relationship with them). 
    I feel so much better not having nuts that I am going to continue without them for a few more weeks. I had a chicken curry tonight with pineapple and yellow split peas (recipe said lentils) and the resulting stomach cramp and bloating means they are also off the menu for the foreseeable. 
     
    finished week 4, realistically it’s going to be another week til it’s over for me as it will be next Friday til I have a drink (so w35). I ran 8.5miles today, making a total of 100miles this month which is testament really to how healthy and energised I feel and I want to keep it up as long as I can now. 
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    Rebecca001 reacted to SugarcubeOD in January 1st Start Date!   
    This just made my heart so happy! You're an inspiration!!
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from becs in January 1st Start Date!   
    I have found today quite hard. I think the prospect of another weekend with heavy snow forecast (weirdly it has been so warm here that I ran the last two days in bare arms and shorts, yet minus temps on the weekends either side? Typical British weather!), stuck in the house, unable to see my family- lockdown blues. Plus this being the 5th weekend of January! I must admit, I’m finding it tough. 

    Feeling good in myself though, lots of energy, I have run 100 miles this month so far and feeling energised and I look really healthy and glowing. I don’t think I’ll have lost any weight, (maybe a few lbs but then I don’t have much to lose) , but my composition may have changed (I have body fat scales) so I’m keen to find that out. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from becs in January 1st Start Date!   
    We very rarely eat out, mostly due to having three children and lockdown! They will get a delivery/takeout occasionally but I very rarely join them (or haven’t since July at least). It’s so far removed from our lovely clean diet that it just wouldn’t be a treat for me although it would be a treat if James cooked occasionally as he never does (well, freezer food for the kids or bacon sandwiches type meals) 
    I was thinking about it today; there is nothing really I miss. Except wine. I even switched to black coffee this time and don’t even miss my nut milk latte.  I miss convenient food (not convenience) - but easy food. It would be so nice to grab a box from the freezer and bung it in the oven for 25 mins, not have to chop and dice and season.... But I know it does get easier so I’m not worried about that too much. I miss my bathroom scales (which makes me feel sad and embarrassed to admit but I have a lifelong love/hate relationship with them). 
    I feel so much better not having nuts that I am going to continue without them for a few more weeks. I had a chicken curry tonight with pineapple and yellow split peas (recipe said lentils) and the resulting stomach cramp and bloating means they are also off the menu for the foreseeable. 
     
    finished week 4, realistically it’s going to be another week til it’s over for me as it will be next Friday til I have a drink (so w35). I ran 8.5miles today, making a total of 100miles this month which is testament really to how healthy and energised I feel and I want to keep it up as long as I can now. 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from becs in January 1st Start Date!   
    I also don’t eat everything in moderation and I don’t believe in it as a concept. I’ve used it conversely to your example, eg. People criticising my ‘restrictive’ diet and claiming that we should eat “everything - in moderation” - but who really does? so you eat liver as often as you eat steak, do you? Or celeriac as often as you eat potato? What ‘E in M’ really means is ‘I don’t believe in cutting out food groups but I’m still only going to eat <this> little collection of foods’. One thing that  I love the most about W30 is the variety. 
    learning to moderate (or eliminate) certain foods in order to change behaviours is something I do still need to work on though as I still have a very emotional response to foods. Nuts for example- in the early weeks of this round I ate far too many; I’ve cut them right out this week and haven’t missed them. Plus nut butter is an absolute no-no for me. 
     
    day 28 today! Plus it’s pay-day £££! Have a great day all! 
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    Rebecca001 got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    I also don’t eat everything in moderation and I don’t believe in it as a concept. I’ve used it conversely to your example, eg. People criticising my ‘restrictive’ diet and claiming that we should eat “everything - in moderation” - but who really does? so you eat liver as often as you eat steak, do you? Or celeriac as often as you eat potato? What ‘E in M’ really means is ‘I don’t believe in cutting out food groups but I’m still only going to eat <this> little collection of foods’. One thing that  I love the most about W30 is the variety. 
    learning to moderate (or eliminate) certain foods in order to change behaviours is something I do still need to work on though as I still have a very emotional response to foods. Nuts for example- in the early weeks of this round I ate far too many; I’ve cut them right out this week and haven’t missed them. Plus nut butter is an absolute no-no for me. 
     
    day 28 today! Plus it’s pay-day £££! Have a great day all!