Tevenie

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    Tevenie's Whole30 Diary

    I DID IT! I DID IT! Well, I did it apart from the great pea debacle. I feel really well, MUCH more energy, better sleep, my head feels clear. I have always thought the brain-fog I suffer from was due to the Multiple Sclerosis, but now I think it is probably the sugar and the bad carbohydrate. I certainly wasn't perfect, I have snacked too much on fruit, I haven't always kept to the meal template, but I feel like I have done a 'time in motion' study on my eating, and indeed, living habits and I can really see where my danger points are; what my weaknesses are; and, also, the good habits I have. I do most of my own cooking and that's great. My basic diet is pretty good -my problem is, and I never realised this before, that I eat to blot out my emotions - boredom, loneliness, anger, frustration. I need to address the root causes of all these. It is my birthday this weekend and my (82-year-old) mother is making me a chocolate cake and there is no way I am turning that down! So there will be cake, and there will be wine. I knew before I started that my reintroduction was not going to be perfect. Life, what can you do? But that's the whole point of food freedom really, isn't it? I can't begin to tell you how well worth it the last 30 days have been and how happy I am to have completed it. Tevenie PS - I lost 10lbs - if I am honest I started this with weight loss as my primary motivator, but somewhere along the way I forgot about the scale and my motivation became something, bigger, better and more important - my health.
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    Tevenie's Whole30 Diary

    Oh, thank you so much for that MadyVanilla, I hadn't seen that. It has taken me a while to feel good on this - it was really only yesterday I suddenly started to feel good so I don't want to stop. I am hoping I have lost weight, I am certainly less bloated - I am wearing jeans today that I haven't been able to wear for a while because my belly was causing the zip to come down. Never a good look! So I am certainly not going to stop now. I will see how I feel about it at the end of the 30 days, which is next Thursday I think. But at present, I am just planning to keep going.
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    Tevenie's Whole30 Diary

    I ate peas. I cant believe it! I am devastated- day 19 and I just completely forgot they were legumes. So stupid of me. Still, as screwing up stuff goes I guess eating peas on a whole 30 is not the actual end of the world. I have decided to just keep going because if I stop now it will just be a licence to shovel cake in my mouth.
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    Tevenie's Whole30 Diary

    Hello, so it seems I am not that great at keeping this up. The journal, I mean, not the Whole 30. Whole 30 is going great. I am not brilliant at getting the meals together as per the template and I have definitely snacked on fruit when I shouldn't but as Melissa says, there is no such thing as a perfect Whole 30. I have been completely compliant with all my food choices and I am feeling great today. Have a great day! Tevenie
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    Tevenie's Whole30 Diary

    Hi MadyVanilla, thanks so much for your reply! That is a great idea about tracking pain and energy levels - I will definitely do that. I forgot to post yesterday, but I am still here, still compliant and excited about it. I have learnt that I eat out of boredom, I eat when I am thirsty, I eat to reward myself because it is Friday, Saturday or, my favourite, on Sunday I eat because it is Monday tomorrow! lol how daft! I eat because I spend two hours a day in the car and out of boredom, not hunger, I shovel snacks into my mouth - rice crackers, nuts, CHOCOLATE in any shape or form. Occasionally I eat fruit in a bid to be more healthy but it doesn't last long in the face of the sugar dragon. Luckily I love water so instead of snacking I am drinking water, but I am now so much more aware of what I am doing that I think I can curb it in the future. Anyway, yesterday I had Breakfast: Baked Eggs & Tomatoes with Mushrooms and half an avocado Lunch: No lunch because I was cleaning drains and I couldn't bear to eat after that job... Dinner: steak, steamed courgettes and a small potato with homemade mayo Today, I have had Breakfast: Egg. bacon, tomato, mushrooms and some leftover potato from last night - a good Sunday breakfast!E No lunch as breakfast was very late Dinner: Baked salmon, baked potato, homemade coleslaw. Rock on Whole 30! Energy and Pain levels: small amount of pain in my right leg but the pain in my left arm has definitely improved since the arm swinging exercises in Tai Chi on Thursday. I must remember this when it comes to Thursday afternoon and I am trying to bunk-off again! Picture of my delicious breakfast for fun!
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    Tevenie's Whole30 Diary

    Day Three and the headache is gone, thank goodness! I really wanted to skip my Tai Chi class last night, and I was making all sorts of bargains with myself on the way home, but then I thought in the spirit of Whole 30, I'd just do it and I am glad I did. It was fun and I am looking forward to the next one. Breakfast: Tinned mackerel (I love my fish!) Lunch: Chicken stuffed with aubergine pesto and wrapped in bacon, assorted vegetables and half an avocado. Dinner: Ribeye Steak with a baked potato and homemade coleslaw - I am excited about this one! Happy Weekend to anyone reading this! x
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    Tevenie's Whole30 Diary

    Morning! Had a headache last night so went to bed early. Otherwise, I feel fine. Breakfast: Sardines in Tomato sauce, black coffee, pear Lunch: Chicken, brussels sprouts, tomato, sweet potato. Dinner: Chicken stuffed with Aubergine pesto & roast vegetables. I am doing Tai Chi night classes this autumn - first lesson tonight and I am looking forward to it! Tevenie
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    Tevenie's Whole30 Diary

    Hello, my name is Tevenie and I AM GOING TO DO A FULL Whole 30! I have Multiple Sclerosis and am very overweight which is one of the worst things you can be with MS, apart from smoking. I have tried every diet / food fad / ridiculous thing under the sun - none of which work because I try to be overly restrictive and then I get totally overwhelmed and binge on rubbish. Today is Day 1. Breakfast: Tinned sardines in tomato sauce, black coffee Lunch: Chicken stuffed with Aubergine Pesto, wrapped in bacon with roasted onion, brussels sprouts, tomato, courgette, and yellow pepper. Dinner: Butternut squash stuffed with mushrooms, walnuts, and onions with fresh sage. I am determined to do this! Tevenie