sairzey

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About sairzey

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  • Birthday 02/28/1970

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    London, UK
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    girl gamer, gadget geek, cross fitter, crafter and crazy cat lady
  1. sairzey

    Started 1st November, intro & commitment

    Hi all Sorry for not posting for a few days. I ended my Whole 30 with a weight loss of 3.2kg, which is 7lbs. It wasn't quite as much as I was hoping for but I did measurements before and after too and those were pretty dramatic! However, I did go on a bit of a splurge at the weekend and I'm feeling bloated and 'sick' again! It just goes to show how great clean eating makes you feel. So, I plan to continue with at least a paleo diet (if not quite as 'strict' as W30) Monday - Friday, with a slight relaxation on the weekends. I plan on continuing like that until after Christmas. Then I'm definitely going to do W30 again in January. Hope everyone else is ok and sending lots of healthy & happy thoughts. Sarah
  2. sairzey

    Started 1st November, intro & commitment

    Hi Ysabell (and everyone!) It is a pretty quiet board and I'm sorry that I haven't posted more regularly, but I'm still clinging on in there, like you! Day 27 and the end is so close! I'm also very conscious that I have not been fully 'template', but very pleased that I have been compliant (yes, it makes sense). One minute I'm so excited for this to be over, the next I'm scared about life after W30! Anyone else feel like this? I'm looking forward to having a treat and glass (or two) of wine this weekend, but I'm terrified of gaining back the weight that I may have lost and ruining any hormonal re-balancing and reduction in systemic inflammation. But I also cannot wait to get on the scales and find out how much weight I have actually lost. I know the programme is not all about weight loss, but that's the most visible benefit for me (and was my main goal). Would love to hear how everyone is getting on and how you're feeling about life after 30th November! Sarah
  3. sairzey

    Started 1st November, intro & commitment

    Day 20, for me and still doing ok. After my recipe disaster at the weekend, I've stuck to more tried & tested things, but it does mean I'm a bit bored. But with 10 days to go, I want to try to avoid any slip-ups at all costs. Karyna - your lunch of lemon chicken, spinach and avocado sounds lovely - I might try that. How is everyone else doing? Any great recipe recommendations (for a non-fish-eater)? Sarah
  4. sairzey

    Too scared to reintro!

    I'm late on this thread, but glad I found it. I'm on day 19 and already terrified of reintro. I really want to celebrate the accomplishment of finishing with a couple of glasses of wine (and coincidentally I'm going to a party at the end of my 30 days), but I will probably try not to reintroduce the food elements. But I'm also worried that alcohol affects one's judgement, so after a glass all of my willpower may go out the window! If nothing else though, W30 has helped me get control of my comfort eating and finally get control over my diet - and that's so empowering. That's another reason why I'm scared of reintro... I'm scared of being out-of-control again and giving in to cravings and emotional eating habits.
  5. sairzey

    Started 1st November, intro & commitment

    Day 18 - how's everyone doing? I had a bit of a breakfast disaster this morning - I had made up a batch of what looked like a promising recipe, but it was horrible! I'm sure it was my cooking and not the recipe, but I'm going to have to call it a bad job, chalk it up to experience and bin it! It's a shame because I was counting on that this week, but I can't take any risks at this point in the process. I'll make up a batch of my tried and tested breakfast bake tonight. I'm still waiting for the boundless energy... I definitely have more energy than before W30, but I wouldn't call it boundless. How's everyone else doing? Any advice/tips?
  6. sairzey

    Cranberries?

    Sweet caveman pie from the Civilized Caveman is DELICIOUS and combines dried cranberries in a savoury/sweet dish, highly recommend. http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/entrees/beef/sweet-caveman-pie/
  7. sairzey

    Started 1st November, intro & commitment

    Ok - noted. No more griddle cakes for me... sorry!
  8. sairzey

    Started 1st November, intro & commitment

    Sorry - I'm a forum newbie and can't figure out how to quote in my reply. But this is to amberino21 - yes, I left out the non-compliant ingredients. The griddle cakes are just shredded coconut and egg, so I figured that would comply, wouldn't it? Ok, so I did think "that's a lot of coconut", but is it still ok?
  9. sairzey

    Started 1st November, intro & commitment

    Sorry, I don't know why the font is so tiny on my previous post?!
  10. sairzey

    Started 1st November, intro & commitment

    Hi all It's day 13 now and I'm still doing ok. I really wish I could weigh myself - that might give me some motivation to keep going, if I can see that it's working. But - more important (to me anyway) - is that I finally feel in control of my food... not letting it control me! For as long as I can remember I've been an emotional/comfort eater and it's so nice to finally regain some of the power that food had over me. Jackie - I can't wait for the 'magic to happen' - I hope it's soon! MrsStick - congrats on sticking with the program and overcoming temptation durin gthe BBQ. Recipe recommendations - I have made Sweet Caveman Pie and Coconut Griddle Cakes from the Civilized Caveman, thoroughly recommend both of them. But I am starting to wonder whether I'm having too many starchy carbs, like sweet potato, rather than green veg? Almost all of my dinners have sweet pot in, so I might try to dial it down and just have protein and other veg. Just a question on the forums - does anyone have any tips about how to find good threads? I must admit, I haven't spent much time on here (or any other forums, for that matter), but I find it a bit overwhelming. I would really like to tap into this valuable resource of help and support and connect with others going through this experience. Any forum tips? Also, my notifications on this thread seem to have stopped coming through and I'm not sure why? Does anyone use the Whole30 Facebook page to connect with others? Would love to know how you're getting on... Stay strong! Sarah
  11. sairzey

    Started 1st November, intro & commitment

    Hi all Day 11 - how is everybody getting on? I had a pretty bad day yesterday... I didn't perform well in my WOD, so that put me in a bad mood and then I didn't enjoy my lunch because I had bought different gluten-free sausages than usual and they weren't very nice. In the afternoon, I got really tired, cold and fed up. Then I looked at the W30 timeline and saw that days 10-11 are the hardest! It may be coincidence, but that gave me hope and when I read that it's during these two days that you're most likely to quit - I became more determined not to quit! So I just wrapped up warm, had a big (compliant) dinner and an early night. I could really use some help with motivation, or words of wisdom from anyone who has been through this before... any thoughts/advice? Thanks Sarah ps: Ysabell - I love ratatouille - do you have your mother's recipe that she used for your batch?
  12. sairzey

    Started 1st November, intro & commitment

    Hi everyone! So nice to find others doing the Whole30 here in the UK. Jackie - it sounds like you're doing really well - keep going! I'm actually only officially on day 7, but I did it about 90% for a week before I really started. Like you Jackie, I cooked up a whole load of batches for that week and found that much easier to stick to it that way. Unfortunately, last weekend was a busy one for me, so I didn't manage to do much prep or cooking. I really do think that's a big key to success, so will make sure I batch-cook going forward. I have found it ok so far. Not too many cravings. My reason for doing this is primarily weight loss, but after reading the book, I'm really comitted to changing my relationship with food and giving my body a chance to heal and 'reset' itself. I feel much better 'in myself', with more energy, which is spurring me on to keep going. I passed my first, big Whole30 test yesterday... I had a really stressful day at work (which meant I wanted a glass of wine) and then I had to go to a work evening event, with free food and drink. I managed to politely refuse all off the canapes and drink only water. This was a major victory for me and it has really given me hope that I'm starting to break old bad habits and prioritise my health and wellbeing. How is everyone else doing? Sarah
  13. sairzey

    Started 1st November, intro & commitment

    How're you both getting on? I'm feeling quite good and upbeat, but I definitely need to do some more prep and batch cooking.
  14. Hi! I'm a newbie to the forums, but it says introduce yourself and commit to the Whole30 here... so here goes... I'm Sarah, 43, from London, UK. I'm on Day 4 and would love to meet other members, get any support, tips or advice from everyone. Thanks!