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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    31st R1D24
    M1 - Coffee
    M2 - Normal veg etc
    M3 - Rissoles, Potato Tuna fritters and steamed veg
    1st R1D25
    M1 - Coffee and Banana
    M2 - Normal veg etc
    M3 - Leftover Tuna and potato fritters.
    2nd R1D26
    M1 - Coffee
    M2 - Normal veg and leftover meats scramble with fresh eggs from our chooks.
    M3 - I made up a recipe tonight, fried off some bacon, then some chicken breasts in salt, pepper and paprika.  Put them aside and fried off some cherry tomatoes from the garden till they burst, then added a can of coconut cream, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, homemade mustard and homemade pesto, brought it to a simmer, added the chicken and bacon back in.  Served it over leftover fried rice for the kids and over cauliflower rice for hubby and I, was very nice.
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    I got my days mixed up, and the bunless burgers was the 29th, no idea... lol.
     
    29th
    30th - R1D23
    M1 -
    M2 - Veg, bacon and eggs.
    M3 - Roasted Chicken, Mash, veg, confit mayo
     
    Things are pretty hard now, we only shop monthly's, I have over a week till the next big shop.... food is hard, we're bored and over the regulars and sick of lack of fresh foods (we get veg from the garden each day, but its exactly the same veg, as we eat seasonally, so Beetroot, Kohlrabi, Noodle Beans and Zucchini (and plenty of tomatoes) are on the table atm.
    Hubby has been able to stay off his reflux meds (and has lost a fair bit of weight, I know, not supposed to weigh!)
    I have had absolutely no changes whatsoever, lost a bit of a sweet tooth by removing sugar from my coffee etc, and we've created some good habits (got rid of all the soft drink and cordial, I did make fermented ginger beer and stuff though)
    But as per usual (with every 'dietary change' I ever try) I have had no NSV's or SV's so far. Pain levels have been the same, my psoriasis is still bad, headaches have still been on the cards, my monthly's are coming in just as bad as normal.  Sleep has been hit and miss, mood/behaviour has been the same (pain makes me snarky and I'm having pain issues most days again)
    So, we'll continue on, and the plan is to move to a more paleo style diet next month, so that I can bake a bit and things like that.  I won't buy cordial or soft drink, we've managed to get rid of that and we'll keep that gone, and we will stick to coconut cream in our coffee, I might mix a little maple into each can of coconut milk and that way we're having very lightly sweetened coffee.
    I'm also going to reintroduce fermented bread products (I make a lot of long ferment sourdough items, English muffins, flat breads, cinnamon scrolls, breads, pancakes etc)
     
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 23, Thursday January 28, 2021
    M1: romaine salad with green grapes, chicken, PK gg dressing
    Snack: banana
    M2: sweet potatoes, prosciutto, eggs, ghee
    Snack: nuts and fruit
    M3: green beans, potatoes, roast beef
    Sleep: 10:00 - 9:00, with 45 minutes of recurring insomnia at 1:30, 3 and 4.  Feeling rested after this big sleep.
    Snacking: I just do it.  I'm so bored, working from home with orders to stay home except for essentials.  Ugggh.  At least the snacks are compliant.  I know I would feel better if I restrict snacking, but with coVid restrictions as they are, I feel that putting further restrictions on myself would be too much.  So I eat too much.  
    One more week to go.
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 24, Friday January 29, 2021
    M1: sweet potato, green beans, carrots, kale, prosciutto, 2 eggs, ghee
    M2: tomato veg chicken soup
    Snack: raisins
    M3: grilled sweet peppers, onions, chicken
    Sleep: 11:00 - 7:30, 8 1/2 hours with 6 periods of being awake, but only for approximately 5 minutes each time, no insomnia.  My legs, hips and glutes ache from sitting around so much which I especially feel at night.  Its extremely cold outside, too cold to walk much and with the Stay at Home order I can't hardly go anywhere other than to the grocery store. I believe I will sleep better once I can move around more throughout the day.  If there was junky food in the house I know I would be eating it.  I'm so bored. 
    I'm coming down the home stretch.  Just six more days to go.
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to Contessa in Contessa's January reset   
    Lord have mercy, this week at work is just wrecking me. I'm trying to do the jobs of 2 people. The company has brought in a new person to help, which is good, but you know... onboarding a new person always slows you down at first. This is what's known as irony. I think that if I wasn't doing a Whole 30 right now, I would probably be rage-eating over how overwhelmed I feel, so.... yay for not doing that, I guess?
    Food journal for 1/21/21, day 23:
    Breakfast: Ground beef plus veggies plus sauce
    Lunch: Avocado-chocolate smoothie
    Dinner: Last of the coconut chicken curry with Very Good Brussels Sprouts* and balsamic aioli dipping sauce**
    *Friends, the secret of deilcious brussels sprouts is just nuking them within an inch of their little sprouty lives! This ultra simple recipe from Cooks Illustrated yields delicious sprouts with perfect tender/crispy texture. As with all Cooks Illustrated recipes, it's a tad fussy, but also worth the fuss.
    *VERY GOOD BRUSSELS SPROUTS
    2 ¼ lbs  Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved     3 tablespoons olive oil     1 tablespoon water    Salt and pepper Serves 6 to 8
     
    If you are buying loose  Brussels sprouts, select those that are about 1½ inches long. Quarter  Brussels sprouts longer than 2½ inches; don’t cut sprouts shorter than 1 inch.
    1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 500 degrees. Toss  Brussels sprouts, oil, water, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in large bowl until sprouts are coated. Transfer sprouts to rimmed baking sheet and arrange so cut sides are facing down.
    2. Cover sheet tightly with aluminum foil and roast for 10 minutes. Remove foil and continue to cook until  Brussels sprouts are well browned and tender, 10 to 12 minutes longer. Transfer to serving platter, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
    **BALSAMIC AIOLI DIPPING SAUCE
    Put some mayonnaise into a fancy little bowl. Drizzle just a few drops of balsamic vinegar into the oil. Stir with a spoon. Dip sprouts and enjoy.
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to Contessa in Contessa's January reset   
    Food journal for 1/22/21, day 24:
    Breakfast: Ground beef, 1 scrambled eggs, veggies, sauce
    Lunch: Veggies and chicken and sauce
    Dinner: Veggies and chicken and sauce (with the sophisticated dipping sauce, naturally)
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 18, Saturday January 23, 2021
    M1: sweet potato, prosciutto, egg
    Snack: banana
    M2: tomato-veg hamburger soup
    Snack: nuts, raisins, blueberries
    M3: potatoes, carrots, green beans, roast beef with arrowroot gravy
    Sleep: 10:30 - 8:00 broken with 1 1/2 hours insomnia
    Day 18, done.
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 12, Sunday January 17, 2021
    M1: l/o spaghetti squash; kale; onion; l/o south-west pork; egg; salsa
    M2: l/o potatoes & onions fried in ghee, green beans, 1/4 bratwurst, walnuts and raisins
    M3: veggie confetti cauli-rice with sauteed chicken strips
    M1 was uninteresting except that I felt pleased to be using up healthy leftovers rather than throwing them out.  I took solace in knowing that my next meal was not far off and would taste better.  I'm wondering how I ever came to think that every meal must be a gastronomical feast fit for royalty.  
    My stomach was feeling uneasy at lunch so I had a small lunch which happened to also not taste great.  Maybe I have a stomach bug but I hope its just my gut flora adapting to the elimination of short chain carbs and the huge increase in vegetables.  I'll have soup for supper if this continues through the day.
    My energy level is still not great but I did spend a few hours this morning cleaning around and under the fridge and stove and it feels much better to me now.  This continues my kitchen cleaning streak this week.
    NSV: I slept 8 hours without insomnia. Unfortunately I didn't wake up feeling very rested.  
    NSV: I didn't snack between meals today, I didn't even feel drawn to snacking.
    NSV: I haven't had any major food cravings since I began this Whole30.  
    Pasta sauce for dinner tomorrow night is prepared and I made a 4-portion shepherd's pie for myself to eat over the next four days (nobody else in my house eats it willingly).  I also have a serving of soup thawing in the fridge so I can rest easily knowing tomorrow's meals are already prepared.  Dinner is the only meal that I cook for my husband and grown daughter, they sort their own breakfast and lunch.  This is the time in my W30's that I usually struggle with food boredom, so having a plan will help get me through this.  
     
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 9, Thursday January 14, 2021
    M1: pineapple & strawberries cup; sweet potato roasted in olive oil; kale; Mexican spiced pork bites; 1 xlg egg pan fried in ghee
    M2: salad w/ 2 c. chopped romaine; 2 c. green grapes, avocado, chicken and walnuts, lemon juice & PK GG dressing
    Snack: cashews and dates
    Snack: walnuts and raisins
    M3: l/o stamppot refried in ghee; green beans, roast beef
    NSV: I woke up this morning feeling totally refreshed.  Slept 11:30 - 7:30 straight through, 8 hours of solid sleep.  This is just the beginning of improved sleep quality - yay! ...YAAAAY!
    I took stock of my kitchen freezer again this morning and am feeling pleased with the change-over of foods this week, even if it was just a few things out (some f & v) and a few things in (hamburger soup).  The assorted shredded cheeses have been taken to the basement freezer because there is no sense in having them handy for at least the next three weeks while I finish this W30.
    Today is the first day of a four week Provincially mandated "Stay At Home" order in what is the latest attempt to curb the rising cases of coVid.  Only essential outings are allowed, and visitors are not allowed into our homes.  I'm feeling hopeful that I can stick to this W30 especially now without the distractions that this order removes.
    I continue to feel drawn to snack between meals.  I believe it's due to boredom, although sometimes I genuinely feel a bit hungry.  However, I will not allow myself to feel shame about this.  My snacks are healthy and that's a big win for me.  Losing the desire to snack will happen soon enough.  For now I'm keeping my focus on eating well.  
    A snow storm is expected overnight Saturday to Sunday.  I need more fresh vegetables.  I know we can survive for a long time with all the food that is in this house, but too much of it is just not compliant.  I continue to struggle with meal planning and with buying too much food.  My anxiety ramps up when I think we'll run out of stuff.  When I go to the grocery store(s) tomorrow or Saturday morning, I will try my best to keep to the list.  This really is a challenge for me and I'm noting it here to try to get an understanding of this problem I have.
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    21st Jan - R1D14
     
    M1 - Coffee
    M2 - Pulled pork with fried eggs and sautéed beetroot, kohlrabi, snake beans and zucchini from the garden.
    M3 - Zuppa Toscana, this will definitely be in the rotation regularly, and will be great in winter.  I may even can it, pre coconut cream/greens!
    Pain levels are much more tolerable now, but I'm kind of in the lull before my next cycle, so I don't know if it's coincidence in that sense or not.
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    20th Jan - R1D13
    M1 - Coffee
    M2 - Pesto Chicken salad, roasted tomato relish and baked potato.
    M3 - Nom Nom Paleo's Kalua Pork with a coleslaw dressed with homemade mayo and topped with tomato relish.
     
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    19th Jan - R1D12
    M1 - Coffee
    M2 - Pesto Chicken salad, Roasted Tomato, bacon, onion relish, cauliflower rice.
    M3 - Bacon, eggs, relish, pesto chicken, cauliflower.
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2021   
    R3D8 was a fairly decent day despite the nasty headache.  I was hoping this part of the W30 would be past by now, but it's not and it's frustrating.  They are hitting me about the same time everyday and, to be honest, I'm not sure what's causing them.  I check my water intake to make sure I am getting that, and that doesn't seem to be the issue.  Hopefully they will pass soon.  I have noticed my joint pain is improving and I am starting to sleep better.
    The chicken shawarma did not go as expected.  I had planned to do it in the rotisserie, but I changed my mind last minute and decided to cook it on the skewers described in the recipe.  What should've been a reasonably easy process ended up taking 1 1/2 hours to cook and a complete mess on my countertop.  I should have stuck to my original plan.  Once I got to enjoy the chicken, it was very tasty.  Next time, I'll definitely use the rotisserie.
    Breakfast - Eggs over-easy, W30 bacon, strawberries, black coffee, collagen peptides
    Lunch - ghee roasted potato, chicken shawarma on greens with red onion, tomato and homemade garlic tahini dressing
    Dinner - 1/2 roasted cornish hen, brussel sprouts with ghee and lemon, pan roasted carrots
    Snack - Chomp's stick, cherry pie larabar
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2021   
    Kudos to you for not "sampling"!! Those fritters sound amazing!!
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to MadyVanilla in Here's To Success   
    I'm back to my regular schedule.  I ended up having to travel last week.  Rxbars for breakfast and lots of Chipotle  I had an Rx bar for breakfast this morning, and another Whole 30 bowl from Chipotle for lunch.  Meal planning and grocery shopping are on today's to-do list.  I've been compliant, getting my steps in, and sleeping really well.  My pain is ok, and my energy is great!  I haven't had time to contemplate all the What-ifs and Why-is-thises that I usually do.  Maybe that's been a good thing - just going through the motions without all the ruminations.  Anyway, I'm back on schedule, so I guess I'll be back to thinking about everything, lol.  
    Today is Day 18!
    M1-blueberry Rx bar, black coffee
    M2-Chicken Whole 30 bowl from Chipotle
    M3-Grilled steak with sweet potato and broccoli
     
    I wish I had thought to meal plan during the car ride home yesterday.  It's a lot to do on a work day.  I'm going to use the rest of my lunch hour to get started.  
     
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    17th Jan - Day 10
    I don't remember tbh, veg and smoked pork still I'd imagine, as we only just finished the last of the pork today.
     
    18th Jan - Day 11
    M1 - Fresh veg from the garden sautéed in ghee, with a fried egg and some cherry tomatoes
    M2 - Probably nothing - It rained all day, I drank a lot of coffee
    M3 - Rissoles (Paleo Running Momma's salisbury meatballs) with a sautéed veg mix same as the morning (Noodle Beans, Kohlrabi, new potatoes, beetroot, carrot, zucchini)
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    17th Jan - Day 10
    I don't remember tbh, veg and smoked pork still I'd imagine, as we only just finished the last of the pork today.
     
    18th Jan - Day 11
    M1 - Fresh veg from the garden sautéed in ghee, with a fried egg and some cherry tomatoes
    M2 - Probably nothing - It rained all day, I drank a lot of coffee
    M3 - Rissoles (Paleo Running Momma's salisbury meatballs) with a sautéed veg mix same as the morning (Noodle Beans, Kohlrabi, new potatoes, beetroot, carrot, zucchini)
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from w30virgo in w30Virgo Round 4 January 2021   
    Congratulations on your engagement! 
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from stealthstitcher in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    Pain seems to have tapered down a bit today, fx for it to continue.
     
    M1 - Smoked Pork with Tomato Relish and Noodle beans/zucchini.
    M2 - I didn't eat, hubby had some smoked pork and Salad.
    M3 - Coconut and Almond Crusted Chicken with Steamed Veg and ghee, I also made some more mayo using the garlic confit and mixed through some basil pesto.
     
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    Pain seems to have tapered down a bit today, fx for it to continue.
     
    M1 - Smoked Pork with Tomato Relish and Noodle beans/zucchini.
    M2 - I didn't eat, hubby had some smoked pork and Salad.
    M3 - Coconut and Almond Crusted Chicken with Steamed Veg and ghee, I also made some more mayo using the garlic confit and mixed through some basil pesto.
     
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2021   
    Well done on holding strong!  I tried a new recipe for the kids today, sourdough savoury fritters, with shredded zucchini, carrot, kohlrabi and leftover smoked pork in the sourdough batter... took control not to 'sample it'!
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2021   
    Well done on holding strong!  I tried a new recipe for the kids today, sourdough savoury fritters, with shredded zucchini, carrot, kohlrabi and leftover smoked pork in the sourdough batter... took control not to 'sample it'!
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to LadyWolf0926 in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log 2021   
    R3D5 and R3D6 have been a challenge. I'm in to the EATT "eat all the things" phase. Cravings are wicked out of whack, and I'm having to be ultra careful right now. Headaches are intermittent, and I'm getting fatigued during the day with bouts of insomnia at night. I know this will pass, but it sucks right now. 
    Friday kept me busy during the work day, so that was good and kept my cravings distracted. After work, my DIL and I went for mani/pedi, and that was some good girl time. We ended up being the only two folks there, which was extra nice, and that distraction also kept my cravings at bay. Leftovers for dinner was nice and easy, but afterwards, the cravings were brutal. I drank some hot herbal tea, and that helped a little, but the cravings made me cranky, so I just went to bed.
    Today started okay, and then my son brought home doughnuts. And not just any doughnuts, but these amazing doughnuts from this little artisan bakery near the house. He brought me a black coffee and when he realized I wasn't going to eat any b/c Whole 30, he felt bad. I wasn't upset with him, but I thanked him for the coffee and left the room. The cravings were just horrible after that. The hubs played golf, so I spent the day menu planning and binge watching one of my shows. After breakfast, I wasn't physically hungry, but my brain wanted to eat everything in sight. Ice water helped a little, and it was still a tough day, but I did it! I hung in there and didn't cave. And I got my water in! Here's to hoping the cravings and EATT are almost over.
    R3D5
    Breakfast - buffalo chicken omelette, mixed veggies, strawberries, black coffee, collagen peptides
    Lunch - W30 chicken tenders on greens with onion, tomato, boiled egg and homemade ranch
    Dinner - crispy chicken thighs, cauliflower rice, roasted potatoes/carrots/onions
    R3D6
    Breakfast - chicken omelette, ghee sauteed potatoes, strawberries, black coffee, collagen peptides
    Snack - Chomp's sticks, That's It strawberry bar
    Dinner - air fryer lemon pepper wings, salad with roasted red pepper, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade ranch
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    OurSmallFootprint got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    Pain is still elevated, I'm not sure if it's where I am in my cycle or the diet yet, just powering through.  Thankyou for your thoughts though!
     
    I have an instagram (OurSmallFootprint) but I'm working on getting my blog back up and running so I can host some food pics on there and share them here for you
     
    15th Jan - Day 8
    M1- Salad from the garden with some boiled eggs and garlic confit mayo and roasted tomato relish.
    M2 - I smoked a big rolled pork leg in the smoker, I take the crackle and fat off it before smoking and I do big trays of potatoes with the fat/crackle on top low and slow in the oven, that way the lard is rendered (and I keep it in a jar for cooking) and we get crackle and potatoes for eating, I just picked at that for lunch.
    M3 - Smoked Pork with potatoes and veg.
     
    16th Jan - Day 9
    M1 - Leftover pork with veg from the garden and Tomato Relish
    M2 - I think the same as Breakfast ( I may not have eaten again )
    M3 - Steak with Potato and greens/veg.
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    OurSmallFootprint reacted to LadyWolf0926 in OurSmallFootprint's W30 Journey   
    Definitely hope you are feeling better!  And if you have a link to your website, I would love to see more of your food pics.