Tevenie

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    Tevenie reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    My condolences Tevenie.  Please take time for yourself, and come back when you're ready.
    ((Hugs))
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    Tevenie got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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.  
     
     
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    Tevenie reacted to SchrodingersCat in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Life has a way of taking some choices out of our hands, huh. Good for you for staying sugar and alcohol free, though, that's huge!! A rest and regroup sounds like just what you need.
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    Tevenie got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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.  
     
     
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    Tevenie got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Can I come over?
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    Tevenie reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Thanks Tevenie.  It was a good day, and I got a haircut!  Yesterday Ontario moved into phase two of re-opening meaning hairdressers could open, and I sooo needed a trim :-)
    I'm so lucky to have this cake company close my home, only ten minutes away.  I live in the country and it will be a pleasure to go and pick these up on Friday without having to go into the city.
    Here's the link.  Enjoy the feast for your eyes! http://thegirlwiththemostcake.com/
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    Tevenie got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Can I come over?
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    Tevenie got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    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!
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    Tevenie got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    That sounds like the actual perfect day!  I so want to see the cupcakes, can you post a link?
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    Tevenie got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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 Vegetables) last week and I literally couldn't stop eating it - it was a 'stuffing it in whilst standing in front of the fridge with a fork' type meal so I will get plenty of ingredients for that - there are far worse things I could be shovelling into my mouth.
    Hope you are all having/had a great day depending on which time zone you are in. 
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    Tevenie got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Round 4 - FIGHT!   
    Can I come over?
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    Tevenie reacted to Contessa in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Food journal for 6/12/20:
    Breakfast: This was a grumpy breakfast smoothie of spinach, blueberries, cashewmilk, etc.
    Lunch: Spaghetti squash + ground turkey + brussels sprouts + broccoli + sauce
    Dinner: Melissa Joulwan's Cuban Meatballs + mashed potatoes + broccoli
    Woke up this morning feeling like straight-up trash. I don't think this is a Whole30 or carb flu thing..... probably more about not having been to my chiropractor since before COVID tranformed us all into shut-ins. I think my gimpy knee is affecting my gait; my lopsided gait is influencing my lower back, and my lower back is feeding me some pretty ferocious headaches. (I did check my temperature and got a normal reading. This doesn't seem to be COVID in disguise.) 
    Made an appointment with my chiropractor for tomorrow. I've been avoiding it but I think I need to get back to giving regular attention to these old bones. I'll just wear a mask and wash my hands before/after the appointment.
    Felt some mega strong cravings today but didn't give in!
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    Tevenie reacted to MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    Last night, I combined the BBQ chicken with a sweet potato and ghee.  OMG-heaven!  I have some leftover for lunch today.  I didn't do much of anything yesterday afternoon-no nap, no yoga.  I scrolled through social media, looked for some recipes, started my grocery list, ate dinner, and went to bed to watch a movie.  It was good to do low-key without guilt.  I feel better today, and I think that's why.  
    Day 7 - One week in!  Yay!
    Energy-5, pain-0 when  walking, Mood-6.  The dog woke me up this morning.  When I got downstairs, the only shoes I had were flip-flops, so that sealed the deal for me to take just a short walk.  I'm glad that I'm sticking with the morning walks, but I have really cut back the last few days.  I'm hoping once my energy improves I'll be ready to increase my time again.  
    M1-eggs, peppers, spinach, ghee.  Kombucha
    M2-BBQ chicken mixed with sweet potato and ghee, caesar salad with PK dressing.  This dressing is actually pretty good.  I have had the Green Goddess before and wasn't impressed.  I'm not sure if it's that the Caesar is made with avocado oil or that if I just like this flavor better.  
    M3-W30 Beef barbacoa (in the crockpot now) and some sort of veggies.  Tonight will be the first real challenge I've been presented with - a pool party.  It has a Mexican food theme, and I'm hoping there will be salad or at least lettuce and tomato.  I can pile my plate with my beef, onions, cilantro, and hopefully some other vegetables.  There will be margaritas and sangria-I'll pack my cooler with my sparkling waters.  
    Snacks-celery and peanut butter before the party, if I think I might need it.  I'll go back for more barbacoa at the pool party if I need it.  It shouldn't be too hard to avoid dessert-at any given time one of my friends isn't eating dessert, so it won't be a big deal. 
     
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    Tevenie reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Post Whole30 Day 2, Friday June 12
    M1: sweet potato hash with onions & bratwurst, fried in ghee with 2 eggs, green beans
    M2: romaine, green grapes, chicken, PK green goddess dressing
    M3: cantaloupe, green beans, egg salad
    NSV's:
    1. Excellent energy all day, even better than any day previous since starting W30.  Today was the first day on meds reduction, and this increased energy is what I was hoping for 
    2. Excellent sleep quality
    3. Absolutely no cravings, saw lots of junky stuff a super cheap prices in a store today and I wasn't a bit fizzled
    4. I was awake at 6:30, out of bed at 6:50, 10 minutes before my target time
    5. I remained W30 compliant, didn't snack, didn't even feel the need. Family had pizza and I didn't want any of it, and not just because I wanted to remain compliant
    6. My meal times were per my scheduled goal - 8am, noon and 6pm
    7. All of my meals were super simple today, and didn't take much time out of my day to prepare them.  I don't mind eating the same simple things over and over again
    8. I started planning my birthday party with my family next weekend, and ordered the extremely expensive and I've never seen anything so pretty and edible in all my life cupcakes.  Also found new dinner dishes online that I want to pick up to pretty up the dining table just because, well, I think I'm worth it!
    I sooo want this to be my new normal.  
     
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    Tevenie got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    @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! 
     
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    Tevenie got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    @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! 
     
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    Tevenie got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    @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! 
     
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    Tevenie reacted to Contessa in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Food journal for 6/8/20:
    Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs + kale + 1 piece bacon; black coffee. I really can't remember the last time I consumed black coffee. I neither loved nor hated it. Pre-Whole30 coffee for me was not a daily experience, but when I had it, it was a big, sumptuous affair with lots of frothed milk and sugar. Black coffee is a different animal entirely.
    Lunch: Power-eating in the precious, 6-minute window between meetings about my company re-org. Broccoli, spaghetti squash, sweet potato, roasted chicken + Garlic Everything sauce. A splash of cashewmilk yogurt.
    Dinner: Refrigerator clean-out: Butternut squash apple soup with ground turkey and shredded chicken. 1/3 apple + almond butter.
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    I've adopted Melissa Urban's Food Freedom Forever book as a companion to this Whole 30. Although I bought it when it first came out, it stayed on the shelf for a couple of years... until now. (I can't tell you how many times this has happened in my life... I feel irresistibly drawn to purchase a book, but then put it on the shelf when it arrives, only to find myself extremely ready for it two or ten years later.) I'm really enjoying the book. Adopting a growth mindset, using mantras, and using positive language around food are some of the tools Melissa unpacks for the Post-Whole30 eater who wants to develop a long-term success strategy.
    This section on the language of food really spoke to me:
    Food freedom catalyzes you to change your relationship with food. It also requires you to take an honest look at one more aspect of your life-changing transformation: your vocabulary.
    Negative self-talk is one of the fastest ways of destroying self-esteem, sabotaging your goals, and upsetting your mood and emotion....
    Insulting yourself for your choices—any choices— is perhaps the most harmful behavior of all. You aren't a mess, a disaster, or a train wreck. You aren't hopeless, worthless, or pathetic. You are a committed, motivated, healthy person working hard to change your relationship with your food, grappling with strong emotional ties and the pull of long-standing habits. You are so much more than the results of your struggles.   [emphasis mine]
    I really loved this section. When it comes to food, some of us are dealing with powerful old messages. Food touches on so many aspects of our identity. The families we grew up in, the relationships our caregivers had to their own food and their own bodies, our own self-image, our dreams about the future. Perhaps we'd all benefit from giving ourselves a tiny bit of credit for the effort we are putting in just by being here and by bringing more consciousness to our relationships with food.
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    Tevenie reacted to Contessa in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Completely this. A colorful, neatly packaged escape hatch from life.
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    Tevenie reacted to Contessa in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Food journal from 6/1/20:
    Breakfast: 2 egg scrambled in olive oil, coffee with cashew milk
    Lunch: Roasted chicken + mashed cauliflower + steamed broccoli with Primal Kitchen teriyaki sauce
    Dinner: Spaghetti squash + meatballs + spaghetti sauce
    I actually started my food revolution on 5/30/20, so it's been a few days. Right on time, a mild headache is brewing. It's like my body is crying out for potato chips and M&Ms. Fortunately, before all this happened, I tossed all the primo junk food into the garbage. Yep, I tossed the name brand stuff. The potato chips that cost $4.19 a bag. I wonder what the mark-up is on those chips. It's probably astronomical. Frito-Lay stock may decline sharply in the coming month as a result of my Whole 30.
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    Tevenie reacted to Contessa in Contessa's June Realignment   
    Thanks Shadow! I have been around this work since the "Whole 9" days — I think I did my first Whole 30 in 2013. I'm excited to be back in 2020. Every time I do a reset like this, I learn something meaningful about myself. And of course, I end up feeling great after changing my diet.
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    Tevenie reacted to Contessa in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    It's weird how much there is to appreciate about rice when one is maintaining a safe social distance from rice, isn't it?   I'm glad you are feeling such momentum to keep going. You've come a long way and it's wonderful to think about cherishing all that progress!
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    Tevenie reacted to Contessa in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    This is one of the challenging parts of a Whole 30! I live by myself, and I am reaching the stage of just kind of.... rinsing stuff and setting it aside. I know I'll be using that bowl/spatula/slotted spoon again shortly. Heroic levels of laziness!
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    Tevenie reacted to Blueautumn in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    Or you know for fun drugs that make me not care the apocalypse is happening lol.
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    Tevenie reacted to MadyVanilla in Autumns' R1 Whole30 Log   
    OMG chicken pot pie casserole.  That sounds amazing.  
    The middle weeks are boring,  I forgot about that.  But you have the right mindset.  
    This is it right here.   Bottom line.   Plus, if you're raiding pharmacies during the zombie apocalypse, it should be so that you have some good drugs to trade for meat, vegetables, and tools, right???