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  1. Day 26 for real this time: Sleep: Pretty good. I've been falling asleep so late and then waking up so late- I'd like to adjust this. M1: Smoothie M2: A hard boiled egg and strawberries M3: Slow cooked ribs and sauteed kale Mood: Okay, very brain foggy Note: I went back and re-counted the days because I felt like I was off, and it looks like I accidentally skipped day 13. Whoops! I'm like a hotel, no 13 here.
  2. Day 25: Sleep: Not great M1: Smoothie (banana, cold brew, almond milk, almond butter) M2: (Can't remember) M3: Five hard boiled eggs for some reason Mood: Good! High energy and focused Day 26: Sleep: Okay M1: Shredded sweet potato, bacon, green chile, fried egg M2: Two hard boiled eggs, carrots and compliant ranch M3: Spicy cauliflower Mood: Good, high energy. Note: This round has been surprisingly easy. The social aspect is still challenging (I have friends coming into town in two days, eek!) but if not for that then I feel
  3. Day 24: First day of my last week! Let's gooooooo! Sleep: Pretty good M1: Smoothie (banana, coffee, almond milk, almond butter) M2: Pistachios and dried mango (got lazy and snacky) M3: Broth with sauteed kale, garlic and ginger, and two soft boiled eggs (one of my favorite soups) Mood: Variable. I had a nice little burst of energy in the middle of the day, but I've been having a some really bad days in terms of self-esteem. I re-read my first entry (as I knew I would have to at some point) and it did help a bit to read what I had written when I was feeling good about
  4. Thanks for the encouragement, Rebecca! It's inspiring to hear that you've been maintaining FF for a year- that's my long term goal, since food has such a major hold on me. I actually hadn't encountered the term yet, so thank you for introducing me to it! I'll have to try stuffing prunes, that sounds delicious.
  5. Day 21: Sleep: Terrible, severe insomnia, and when I finally did fall asleep I had vivid dreams about eating tons of non-compliant food and being disappointed in myself (eek!) Meals: (Forgot to fill this out earlier, not sure what I ate) Mood: Very depressed Day 22: Sleep: Great! M1: Shredded sweet potato, chorizo, and an egg M2: Prunes (I was at a friend's house, and it was what was available. Also, today I discovered that prunes are actually pretty great.) M3: Steamed artichoke with ghee and a cup of broth Mood: Pretty good Day 23:
  6. Day 19: Sleep: Had a late late night for work, so it's hard to tell M1: Shredded sweet potato, compliant bacon, green chile, and an egg M2: Coconut chicken curry M3: Steak (this one was better, but still way too tough) and sauteed kale. Mood: Good, normal Day 20: Sleep: Bad M1: The rest of the coconut chicken curry. I'll probably make some more soon, it was delicious! M2: Smoothie (half a banana, almond milk, cold brew, almond butter) M3: Coconut chicken tenders and asparagus Snack: Cup of broth, watermelon, blueberries Mood:
  7. The Pumpkin Monstrosity was actually me just trying to be "creative" with some canned pumpkin. I'm not sure what my goal was, but I know I didn't meet it. Thanks for the heads up to avoid that recipe, though! I'm crazy for butternut squash, so there's a good chance I was going to run into it sooner or later.
  8. Day 18: Sleep: Not great M1: A failed recipe that I'm only going to refer to as The Pumpkin Monstrosity, and coffee M2: This coconut chicken recipe M3: Another helping of the coconut chicken! Mood: Good, perked back up, had a productive day.
  9. Day 17: Sleep: Pretty good Meals: Filling this out a day later, and I forgot to record meals. I remember that I wasn't in the mood for meat and I ate a ridiculous number of eggs. Mood: Very depressed, low energy and brain foggy. Got some things done, but not as much as I needed to.
  10. Day 16: Sleep: Deepest sleep I've had in forever, woke up feeling drowsy. M1: Hard-boiled egg, brussel sprouts, M2: Burger patty with mustard, onions, and avocado. Side of mashed potatoes. M3: Smoothie (half a banana, almond milk, almond butter) Mood: Not bad, but very drowsy Note: Very bloated again, and definitely craving everything that I can't have.
  11. My computer's been down for a couple days, so I've missed some posts, but I'm still going strong! Days 11 - 12: I don't remember, but I know that I've been feeling pretty good and eating approved foods. Day 14: My birthday!! M1: An iced americano (at an actual cafe!) with almond milk M2: Deviled eggs and carrots with Tessamae's avocado ranch M3: Tuna sashimi! With coconut aminos that I smuggled into the restaurant like a huge dork. Dessert: Cause that's a mandatory category on your birthday! I made popsicles out of strawberries and limes blended with coconut mil
  12. Whoops, delayed post again. Day 9: Sleep: Okay. Had a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, but didn't wake up feeling too tired. M1: Shredded sweet potato, chorizo, fried egg. I'm obsessed! M2: Slow-cooked ribs, roasted asparagus with olive oil, salt, and nutritional yeast M3: Baby carrots with compliant ranch Mood: Bad, very depressed and had a rough day with negative self-talk. Day 10: Sleep: Went to sleep way too late and slept in way too late, but I slept! M1: Smoothie, clementine M2: Leftover ribs and carrots M3: Lef
  13. Thanks, Rebecca! I certainly hope so, my friends have all been very understanding. That is something that's good to think about. It's a little bit frustrating, because I'm really not affected by how the people around me are eating, so it's hard for me to understand why so many people take offense to other's eating habits. It feels like as soon as you don't want to touch a slice of bread, everyone around you is a nutritionist! We attach a lot of emotion to eating, and I think that when people see someone making a change like this, they reflexively react to it like they're somehow being
  14. Day 8: Sleep: Had a very hard time falling asleep, but once I did I was out all night M1: Banana with almond butter, and cold brew with some almond milk (hey, that’s my morning smoothie un-blended!) M2: Sweet potato, fried egg, and chorizo. M3: Was out and about, didn’t get a chance to eat :( Snack: Carrots, grapes Note: Took the plunge and told some friends and family that I'm not going to be eating with them for a little while. My birthday is next week, and restrictions here have almost completely lifted, so I know that a lot of people are wanting to do someth
  15. Day 7: Week one done! Sleep: Very good M1: Smoothie, fried egg, sautéed kale M2: Hard boiled egg, clementine, carrots with garlic/lemon dip I made earlier this week M3: Half a roasted acorn squash stuffed with chicken, onions, garlic, and cashews. Topped with the garlic/lemon dip mixed with compliant buffalo sauce. Mood: Good, normal! Haven't been cranky at all this week. Note: I'm pooping non-stop :(