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  1. Why can I never finish anything? I can't even remember what happened, actually I do, we sold our family home - and the predictable happened. So ANOTHER NEW START! Today, here in Ireland, we start a six week lockdown - so what better time to begin again. I have the time to cook and I am not going anywhere. Breakfast: eggs, spinach, tomatoes baked with olive oil Lunch: Salmon, brussels sprouts, apple Dinner: Chicken curry, steamed potatoes, pear. Exercise: 45 mins brisk walk. Hope everyone else is well
  2. I ate 8 icecreams the other day. There, I have said it. I feel so ashamed of myself when I do it. I have no ability to control myself around sugar. It is not just you.
  3. Wow, you have a lot to contend with. I am in a similar place - getting my house ready to sell and hopefully move to another country so I sympathise - I totally agree about W30 creating stability - I wondered if I was crazy attempting this on top of everything else, but somehow it has made it easier to focus. I do like rules - for me life is just easier that way. Good luck with your round.
  4. *Books flight* you could totally regret saying that. Food is one of my top hobbies too - I live in Ireland but I long to live a warmer country so I can grow more of my own food - I fantasize about growing tomatoes (what a tragic fantasy life I have!) outside which really isn't possible here! I did a cookery course at a lovely cookery school set on an organic farm here, where you get to not only cook, but milk the cows; make cheese, dig veg, go fishing! It was wonderful. I then worked in a restaurant on an island off the coast. SUCH HARD WORK! I toyed with opening a restaurant but serious
  5. I was just reading your log and I am ashamed of my food! Yours sounds like a fancy restaurant menu. Seriously, covid or not, I am coming to stay with you.
  6. Good morning everyone, hope you all have wonderful days. Yesterday was day one:- Breakfast: eggs, spinach, tomatoes baked with avocado. Delicious! Lunch: I ate breakfast late so wasn't hungry. Apple, banana, a handful of mixed nuts. Dinner: Rib eye steak, homemade coleslaw with red cabbage, carrot and homemade garlic mayo, baked potato with chopped red onion and brussels sprouts. I felt really well and on top of things all day. Spent some time doing To Do lists which made me feel like I knew what was going on in my life. And that is good because mostly I don't.
  7. Thank you, I feel all full of early autumnal, crisp early morning air enthusiasm. I am not sure if that is a thing, but I feel it anyway. I have just signed up for 30 days of 15 mins a day of Pilates too. So lots of menu planning and getting ready this weekend. I am excited to feel well again. I intend to make sure I go into next year healthy and happy. Looking forward to chatting with you all again. x
  8. Hello! I am back. I am going to start this again on Monday and this time I WILL COMPLETE IT. I want tiger blood and I ain't leaving until I've got it. So there.
  9. Ugh, so due to circumstances out of my control (a death in the family), I had to give up on this last week. I did however, keep to no sugar and no alcohol. Which is pretty good under the circumstances. So, moving forward, starting again, pressing on, I need to do this so badly. I AM SO TIRED. and I know it is rubbish carbs - bread mostly. I was going to do some painting this weekend, but I think I will rest and regroup. And dream of tiger-blood. Hope everyone else is doing well.
  10. Well, I am going to start on Monday so I have cleaned out the fridge and freezer. (I may have eaten the contents, not telling). Everything is on for shopping tomorrow, but now my Mum has decided she wants to come and stay with me for a while so that is going to mean a bit of managing to make it all Whole30 and also to produce food she likes too. Still, forewarned is forearmed. I have a load of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Vegetarian cookery books so I will spend this evening by the fire (it is FREEZING here in Ireland) picking out good recipes. I made Briam (Greek Roast Vegetable
  11. Gosh, I love peanut butter! I can totally imagine eating a whole jar in one sitting. I think peanuts are my actual favourite food. I can't wait to see how you do on the healthy eating habits and making good choices. Please do come back and post what happens, I need to hear that it is possible!
  12. That sounds like the actual perfect day! I so want to see the cupcakes, can you post a link?
  13. @ShadowInTheKitchenThat is an excellent idea about ordering expensive cupcakes, not only are there no leftovers but also no half packages of ingredients just begging to be made into more cake. And anyway, you deserve super fancy cupcakes!
  14. Woohoo! It is getting like a proper gang in here now! I am going to print this out and post it on my fridge because you are right, we are strong and we are committed and we are taking control. I will be 54 in November and I will NOT spend another year being unhealthy, lethargic and miserable!
  15. Yay, @madyVanilla I so need to be part of a tribe at the moment.
  16. Haha! I was full of self-righteous rubbish!
  17. What a load of nonsense this was, I fell at the first sugar hurdle, wrapped my arms around the dragon's neck and went on a joy-ride!
  18. Thank you, I was just reading your log and I wanted to come to your house and take you by the shoulders, look you in the eye and tell you not to fall down my slippery slope! (not in a weird stalkerish kind of way, just in a supportive way ) Your loss was brilliant even though I see why you are disappointed. Us humans be crazy! Peas! I danced around the kitchen when I saw Melissa's email about peas, even though I was off round. I feel a bit excited about starting again now.
  19. Well, I ate the chocolate cake and I drank the wine. And I ate more chocolate cake and drank more wine, you know how this story ends, right? So I am back here. The same weight I was when I started, exhausted, not sleeping and wondering what the hell happened. I was lying in bed this morning wondering how I could get back to feeling as energised as I did when I finished my Whole30. It is really not rocket science, is it? The only way to get back to feeling like that is to do it again! So here I am, back, rereading what I said in my final post. And committing to doing this AGAIN. Ro
  20. 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, t
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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