Focusedwave

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  1. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    R1Day12 Last night I made some salmon patties, they are SO good. I get a little irritated with all the food planning sometimes but then get happy when I eat such delicious good for me food!! I am roasting veggies a lot, so tasty! I joined a food delivery service for imperfect foods that cannot be sold to markets or restaurants. Foods that would be wasted. It seems like a great service and I get to help the environment in the process. My clothes are getting to big, will have to get some smaller ones soon. I havent been logging my food everyday, it started to feel like a diet that way. I know I am eating compliant foods, no need to write down everything I eat. I will journal my foods once I start reintroducing things so that I can figure out my sensitivities. I am not really missing much food wise though. Not gonna be in a big hurry to reintroduce. I had a major NSV victory yesterday. I have been bad about keeping my emotions and feelings inside when it is something uncomfortable instead of speaking up. Yesterday I spoke up to my husband about what I was feeling in regards to his mom. When I told him how I felt, the earth didnt stop spinning, the skies didnt grow black and scary, instead he hugged me and supported me. I can do hard things, just for today!!
  2. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    Thank you so much for the reminder to not overthink things. I tend to overthink a lot!!! I needed this reminder
  3. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    Omg the dishes!!! It seems like I am always doing dishes, but that means I am cooking, so it's good thing really!! I am thankful for the dishes. Really trying to focus on the reasons I eat. Really wanted to step on the scale, but resisted. I don't need to think about the weight really. I need to think about the nsv and that's it. Don't really need to lose weight, it is so much more about my health, so why am I called by that darn scale? Luckily, the only scale we have is the Wii fit board and a scale at work. The Wii isn't even hooked up. The scale at work is pretty accessible since I am at work so much, but again, Shawna....it's not about the number silly woman!!! I will approach the scale like I do most things in my life...one day at a time!!!
  4. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    R1D10 Feeling a little run down today. Got my mud water shipment 2 days ago. I love the taste and totally believe it will help me to kick the coffee habit. Wanna try zucchini boat tacos. I had a lot of energy yesterday, woke up feeling sluggish today. I am loving this though. Overall I feel great. My mind is clearer too! Just today, I can do hard things, just today
  5. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    Today is R1D8. I got through the first week!!! NSV...I bought some new shoes in my regular size about a month ago, but they were snug. I kept wearing my old ones but tried them on again today, much better!! Did my feet lose weight? Lol Feeling less inflammation. Bloating is still there some. Loose plans for food this week, gonna prep a few things but I have a lot of things still from last week. Frozen cauliflower rice is a life saver with the hours I work. I used to abuse my body so much. I didnt care what I ate, I was an alcoholic and smoked. I am becoming a health nut and I love it!!
  6. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    I take mega foods blood builder iron. I have to take just about double the amount of most supplements because I dont absorb normally. I take two different magnesium supplements. Now foods magnesium citrate and Purely Holistic magnesium glycinate. I guess I would say that technically I am not constipated, I do go once per day, but I know it could be better/easier. I am researching psyllium husk and acacia powder. I will also look into the products you suggested. I like that the floradix has a liquid supplement. I absorb liquid a lot better. Thank you so much!
  7. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    Thank you SO much!! This is such a supportive site, you people get me!!! No one around me eats the way I do. My husband is extremely supportive, but he doesn't truly understand why I nearly danced a jig of glee when I found sugar free bacon!! Lol Thank you for the support, I am grateful!
  8. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    I take magnesium supplements everyday. I think I have the issue probably because of the amount of iron I have to take due to the gastric bypass. I will just keep drinking lots of water and eating all my veggies. It is helping. Is there a certain magnesium that you swear by?
  9. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    R1D7 Today mark's the end of week one!! Already!!! I need to work on a plan for next week. I am loving looking at recipes. I need to get more fiber in to help my digestion. Ever since my gastric bypass I have had trouble being regular. I had been taking a fiber supplement powder prior to whole30, but it is wheat dextrin, so I need something else. I did find a tea that is all natural and compliant that seems to be helping and the healthy fruits and veggies are helping too. Being that I work 80 to 100 hours a week I dont know if I will notice tiger blood. I work a lot and on my days off I am completely exhausted. I am no spring chicken either. 47. But I have a lot of drive and I know that giving my body good healthy foods will only be that much better for me. I ordered some mud water, cant wait to try that! Went from having 4 large dunkin donuts iced coffees full of sugar and dairy to now drinking black half caff, made at home but ready to cut my caffeine even more. My mood swings weren't as bad yesterday. One day at a time I can do hard things! Almost off of nicotine as well. A month ago I gave up cigs and only vape now. Stepped down one nicotine level a few days ago. I used to neglect my health so much. I was an alcoholic who didnt care if I died, now I am sober almost 6 years and I want to live!!! I love myself now and that is a beautiful beautiful thing!!
  10. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    I used to eat pizza every single day bit gave that up when I quit sugar and flour a year and a half ago. I switched to making almond flour tortilla pizzas when the craving would hit, but havent had one of those in 7 days Eating healthy fuels me, pizza weighed me down!
  11. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    Thank you so much! Yesterday I ended up stopping at the store to just to grab some peppers, I have NEVER EVER done that. I still dont like the green, only red, yellow and orange. I find their flavor to be milder and a little sweet, and only roasted will do
  12. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    Yesterday was a KATT day for sure. I didnt want to deal with anyone at work except for my husband. He kept me grounded and positive. It helps to work with someone who understands my moods. I used to HATE bell peppers. Wouldn't eat them for anything. Wouldnt eat dishes that they were in, but now I have discovered that I love them roasted!! A little charred...yes please. I got anxious feeling yesterday because I didn't know exactly what I was going to eat. I had plenty of compliant foods, but didnt have a plan for what to actually eat. I made it through just fine. For dinner I made a version of chicken fried rice with cauliflower rice and it was wonderful! I feel like I have already slimmed down, I know it has to be the less bloating, feels fantastic! My husband will say, "You look so skinny" and I reply, "Healthy, I look healthy" I am loving this! I am grateful that I found whole30!
  13. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    Yesterday was R1D4. Didnt get a chance to journal. All is going pretty good, but I am overeating at dinner. Always have. Need to work on this so that I dont go to bed stuffed. Feeling good overall. I think it really helps that I was already eating pretty healthy, not feeling the hangover that is talked about. I suspect dairy was the cause of my bloating as that has gone down now. I do get bloated when I overeat. Having had gastric bypass messes with my digestion and bowel movement, so this remains a challenge. Discovered that the fiber I was taking has wheat dextrin, so that could have been an issue as well. I havent taken it in a week though, so happy I discovered that and havent taken it while on whole30. Heres to an awesome Day 5!!!!
  14. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    It is absolutely amazing!!! I didnt think I would see such changes in my attitude in 4 days, but I definitely have! I run a Pizza shop with my husband and I am usually major stressed and on edge there, and the past 3 days I have been much more chill
  15. Focusedwave

    Shawna's First Whole 30

    R1D3 Feeling so good! My bloating is so much better but I feel like my digestion is still wacky, but it is only day 3 so I get it. After I gave up sugar I ate a lot of corn tortilla chicken tacos with cheese. I love tacos, so easy and filling. I am suspicious of the corn and cheese being a sensitivity for me though. Tonight I am having tacos in lettuce cups, no cheese, instead I am using guacamole and salsa YUMMY!! I also roasted a huge tray of veggies and they are very tasty. Also made coconut lime rice from Real Plans. I am loving all this whole30 food. I'd like to share a little story with you about something that happened to me this morning. Each night I set up my coffee so that it will automatically brew while I am in the shower in the morning. After getting ready I came into the kitchen, which was dark and I step in a puddle. I turn on the light and the floor is wet, the counters are wet and then I realize....I never put the coffee pot in the machine! An entire pot of decaf....everywhere! I laughed, I thought to myself "No use in crying over spilled coffee" and I chuckled. As I was cleaning it up I thanked The Universe for this lesson in patience. Perhaps this happened to stall me so that I wouldn't get in a car accident, perhaps this or that. Who knows. The Universe works in mysterious ways and today I am happy to say that it gave me a laugh rather than a cry!! Try to find some humor today in the lessons that life gives you. When you get upset, it only causes twice the suffering. NSV??? More patience, less reactivity...I'll take it!!!