Tevenie

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    Tevenie got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    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.
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    Tevenie got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    *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 seriously I just want to lie about and eat nice food, not make it!
     
    Hello again!  Hope you are well.  Autumn is lovely, it could be my favourite but I think that at the beginning of every season 
    Food:-
    Breakfast left over roast veg with salmon
    Lunch: Fruit mostly.  Must stop doing this but working from home has changed my food itinerary - I no longer want to eat breakfast until mid-morning so am not really hungry for lunch.
    Dinner: more roast veg, leftover coleslaw, leftover steak.  It was better than it looks written down.
    The new normal for me seems to be eating two meals a day - I am fine with that - I have no one to please but myself and it will be quite some time before I fade away 
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    Tevenie got a reaction from LadyM in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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.
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    Tevenie got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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
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    Tevenie got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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.  

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    Tevenie got a reaction from LadyM in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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!
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    Tevenie got a reaction from LadyM in 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 got a reaction from LadyM in 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 got a reaction from LadyM in 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 got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    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.
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    Tevenie got a reaction from LadyM in The Seduction of LadyM Returns   
    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.
     
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    Tevenie got a reaction from decker_bear in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    We are *actual* twins.
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    Tevenie got a reaction from decker_bear in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    We are *actual* twins.
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    Tevenie got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    *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 seriously I just want to lie about and eat nice food, not make it!
     
    Hello again!  Hope you are well.  Autumn is lovely, it could be my favourite but I think that at the beginning of every season 
    Food:-
    Breakfast left over roast veg with salmon
    Lunch: Fruit mostly.  Must stop doing this but working from home has changed my food itinerary - I no longer want to eat breakfast until mid-morning so am not really hungry for lunch.
    Dinner: more roast veg, leftover coleslaw, leftover steak.  It was better than it looks written down.
    The new normal for me seems to be eating two meals a day - I am fine with that - I have no one to please but myself and it will be quite some time before I fade away 
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    Tevenie reacted to SchrodingersCat in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Oh, my friend, lack of self control is my jam. I'm amazing at staying compliant when I'm being compliant, and when I'm not, I'm absolutely off the reservation, even though it makes me feel like hell.
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    Tevenie reacted to decker_bear in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Don't be so hard on yourself! I'm reading a really good book right now called The Hungry Brain. I'm about halfway into it. The basic premise to this point is that we are biologically wired to want the most calorie-dense foods, and when we get our hands on them, we over-consume. This is based on the caveman days when they may not always have access to honey or starchy tubers or fatty meats. When those foods are available, they gorge on them, because there is no telling when they will find the next batch. The problem in today's world is that we are still biologically wired that way, but calorie-dense foods are absolutely everywhere and a lot worse for us than honey or starchy tubers. 

    See if you can get your hands on this book, I think it might help. I can't say what the recommendations are because I'm not there yet, but even Melissa says that our lack of "self-control" isn't really our fault. Scientists create "food" in such a way that is addicting so we eat more and more. I can't say why some people are seemingly better able to resist these temptations, but I can only guess it has to do with habits built over long periods of time. 

    Hang in there!  W30 is always here for you when you are ready for another round. 
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    Tevenie reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    Happy Day 1, and welcome back!  It's a great time to start again, and autumn is a perfect time to begin a walking program with your Fitbit date.  I also pulled mine out of a drawer and am feeling stronger because of it.  
    How about Schrodie Cat's food eh? I keep hoping that one day I'm going to read in her log that she's opened a B&B and invited all of her W30 friends over!    
    Until then, I'm sticking with pretty basic food for my meals too, same old same old and easy peasy is what works for me.  
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    Tevenie got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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. 
    Did a 30-minute walk - it wasn't far, but I really felt it - I have been so, so sedentary during lockdown. I got my elderly fitbit out of retirement and I am going to get walking again.
    Have a great day x
     
     
     
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    Tevenie got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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. 
    Did a 30-minute walk - it wasn't far, but I really felt it - I have been so, so sedentary during lockdown. I got my elderly fitbit out of retirement and I am going to get walking again.
    Have a great day x
     
     
     
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    Tevenie reacted to SchrodingersCat in Guess who's back? Back again, Schrodey's Back...   
    BLURSDAY.
    So the cases here have creeped back up, and there's a leaked document from the state government showing that they plan to extend our restrictions to 28 September, with a couple of tweaks (allowed to be outside for exercise for 2 hours a day instead of 1, might be able to meet up with up to two people from other households for exercise). I'm really getting to the utterly depressed stage. I KNOW other people have it much harder, I KNOW that as far as lockdowns go, I am totally privileged, I have a gilded cage, I have plentiful food, full time work, a good work set up, a home gym, no kids to worry about, a husband I genuinely like, etc etc but it's really, really getting to me. I can only imagine what it is like for people without these things. But I'm still getting very depressed, and irritable, and frustrated, and lonely. And most of my good friends are in the same boat.
    Anyway.
    We haven't had fish this week, but that might be tomorrow, as I have a bit on today. Lunch will be leftovers of course - I have duck there, so I might do an Asian style duck omelette with shredded brussel sprouts and the rest of my stir fry on the side, because it's mostly veggies anyway. 
    Dinner - blergh. No idea. I'll have to go and stare blankly into the deep freeze for a while and hope inspiration strikes. I'll need to check out the veg situation too, I'm running my veggie crisper down - I think I've got stuff for roasted veggie medly which will use a lot of stuff up. 
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    Tevenie got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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
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    Tevenie got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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
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    Tevenie got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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.  

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    Tevenie got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    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
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    Tevenie reacted to SchrodingersCat in Tevenie's Whole30 Diary   
    Welcome back!! You've picked a great time, there's a real buzz about September W30s