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  1. R1D25 1st: boiled eggs, smoked salmon, avocado, roasted carrots and sweet potatoes 2nd: forgot to grab lunch 3rd: buffalo shrimp with spaghetti squash, salmon patties with avocado So apparently Kroger brand olive oil doesn't work in Whole30 mayo. Got some from Aldi on my way home and it worked like a charm. Feeling like superwoman today, but it's that time in my cycle. I'm using it to my advantage to get some heavy home improvement projects done. Thank goodness I'm off tomorrow so I can hopefully finish it.
  2. R1D24 1st: scrambled eggs with leftover brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes 2nd: salmon patties with avocado and mayo 3rd: coconut shrimp, cauliflower rice, steamed broccoli w/sliced almonds Had a lovely day with the fam (Gavin and the dogs) hanging out on the couch and then doing meal prep. Had 2 batches of mayo fail and I can't figure out why. The only difference is that I used olive oil from Kroger instead of Aldi. It's a real puzzle. The coconut shrimp was messy to make, but REALLY hit the spot. I might consider using skewers like the recipe suggested next t
  3. R1D23 1st: tuna and egg salad, celery and cucumbers 2nd: oops, skipped 3rd: fish almondine with roasted brussel sprouts and balsamic vinegar Snack: salmon patties Felt much more energetic today. I've decided to go back to lifting weights instead of doing workout videos. I've asked A LOT of my body the last few weeks, and I feel like doing the same workout 5 days a week was running me down.
  4. R1D22 1st: tuna and egg salad, celery and cucumbers 2nd: 2 salmon patties 3rd: salmon with leftover pico de gallo slaw Less tired today, but still not 100%. I skipped my workout this morning because I knew work was going to be physically demanding today.
  5. R1D21 1st:tuna and egg salad, celery and cucumbers 2nd: 2 salmon patties 3rd: fish balls and pico de gallo slaw This was supposed to be the "I'm so over this" day. I had a fleeting craving or two, but I think it's mostly just old habits dying. However, I was beyond exhausted all day. I barely finished my workout, I was dragging at work, and I struggled making dinner. I passed out on the couch with Gavin and the pups afterward. I kind of wonder if I haven't caught some kind of minor crud. Or therapy was more draining than I thought. Or I'm not getting enough recovery
  6. R1D20 1st: tuna and egg salad, celery and cucumbers with ranch 2nd: salmon patty in egg wrap with mayo and avocado 3rd: blackened salmon with mango salsa and steamed broccoli Had my first therapy appointment since I started this adventure. She said she was very proud of me and super excited about my mental (and physical) health improvement. I also had a realization that it might not be the hazelnut coffee causing me GI issues...it might be bell peppers. More research is needed. I really hope it's not bell peppers though.
  7. R1D19 1st: tuna and egg salad, celery and cucumbers with ranch 2nd: skipped 3rd: salmon with leftover curry cauliflower rice and peppers topped with toasted pecans Snack: salmon patty with mayo Allow me to recount the tale of the decaf hazelnut coffee. Sunday, Gavin went to the store to get something, and I asked him to pick up some decaf. This hazelnut flavored stuff was on sale, so he got it. I'm not a huge fan of it, but it's okay. Of course the first thing I did was look on here to see if I could actually have flavored coffee grounds. Apparently it's c
  8. R1D18 1st: veggie frittata with avocado cucumber salsa 2nd: salmon patty in egg wrap 3rd: shrimp curry with cauliflower rice My stomach felt a little off this morning, but I'm not sure if it was leftover from anxiety yesterday or muscle soreness from exercise. Speaking of which, I'm definitely keeping Sundays as rest days. Today's workout kicked my butt. Next time I feel weird and restless I'll go for a walk. When I made dinner this evening, I made 2 bags of cauliflower rice because one just didn't look like enough for both of us. I ended up being t
  9. R1D17 1st: veggie frittata with avocado 2nd: 2 salmon patties with mayo, small piece of leftover pecan crusted salmon 3rd: blackened cod with cucumber avocado salsa, sauteed peppers and onions I really love having a satiety signal. I used to think mine was just broken, but turns out it actually works for fat and protein. Even though that pecan crusted salmon was sooo good, there was a point where I HAD to stop. And it was just as good at lunch today. I was in kind of a weird mood all day. Felt restless and vaguely anxious. I did some cardio and meal prep, and t
  10. R1D16 1st: veggie frittata with avocado Post workout: 2 salmon patties with mayo 2nd: 2 cans of tuna with tomato sauce (aka "Italian tuna salad" according to Gavin lol) 3rd: pecan crusted salmon with zucchini and mushrooms I've broken my pushup record for 3 days in a row! This is huge for me, as I've always felt lacking in upper body strength. Tonight after dinner, Gavin said he might do my next round with me. Joke's on him, because I'm probably not ever stopping.
  11. R1D15 1st: boiled eggs, smoked salmon, avocado, celery and carrots with ranch post workout: swai fillet with a few cherry tomatoes 2nd: salmon patty in egg wrap 3rd: cod with bruschetta and balsamic reduction, avocado, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers with ranch it was a pretty busy and stressful day at work, but I've had a relaxing evening crocheting with the dogs nearby. So glad it's the weekend!
  12. R1D14 1st: boiled eggs, smoked salmon, celery and carrots with ranch post workout: swai fillet with a few cherry tomatoes 2nd: salmon patty in egg wrap 3rd: cod with bruschetta and balsamic reduction, zoodles First time making a balsamic reduction, and it turned out really good! It was also my first day doing a post workout "meal." I think I'll keep doing that on days I exercise. It's probably not much different in calories than the protein shakes I used to make. I got a personal best on pushups, so I must be doing something right. I've decided to extend th
  13. R1D13 1st: boiled eggs, avocado, smoked salmon, celery and carrots with ranch 2nd: halibut and steamed broccoli 3rd; tuna steaks with roasted bell peppers, onion, cauliflower rice, and a little avocado (fajitas!) PMDD IS OVER! Despite the fatigue and cravings, I think this is the easiest bout of PMDD I've ever had, since roughly age 13. No rage. No depression. No panic, anxiety, paranoia, self-harm urges, etc. I think my appetite is back to normal. I'm interested to see if this is a permanent change. I took a break from exercising, but got a ton of stuff done ar
  14. R1D12 1st: boiled eggs, avocado, smoked salmon, celery and carrots with ranch 2nd: salmon patty in egg wrap X2 (one had avocado), celery with ranch 3rd: 2 swai fillets, blistered cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes cooked in ghee Oh my glob the HUNGER. My workout this morning wiped me out. Thankfully work was slow and I got to go home after a couple of hours. I crashed on the couch and went into a coma for about 2.5-3 hours. My older dog was very happy about it. I ate the salmon patty wrap I brought to work on my way home, and ate the spare one I had in the fr