MistyJG

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  1. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    @ShellyM, I hear you. I live in Minneapolis, and even though the Vikings aren't in it I think Sunday will be a wild day here. Maybe this a good time to make something for yourself (or to share) that's deliciously paleo but not W30 exactly. Something sweetened with honey or maple syrup, or loaded potato skins with some cheese? You could bring that along for some good, healthier choices? Perhaps I'm projecting my food desires on to you...ha!
  2. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    Day 30!!!! @KTH1010, I'm sorry you've been sick! I wouldn't feel bad about the slip-up. I'm guessing most of us have at some point and didn't even know it. At one point I had bacon someone else made that she said was compliant. Turned out it was uncured and nitrate free, but still had sugar. Oh well...I think we can only try our best My biggest NSV may be that I haven't had heartburn the entire 30 days, and it was something I struggled with almost daily before this. I've also had better skin, though that's changing now that my hormones are going bananas. My clothes fit better. And maybe most importantly, I'm so much more aware of what I'm putting in my body. I hope that going forward, even as I reintroduce some things, that sticks. I'm super nervous about pregnancy cravings getting the better of me, but I feel like this W30 has given me the tools to make better choices. My reintroduction starts with hard cheese, something I'm craving all the time right now. After that will be white rice. My plan is to continue to avoid gluten, refined sugar and processed foods. I'll miss you guys after this! I hope we still post once in a while and check in with each other! xo Misty PS - I'm 40 today! I don't know why I was so nervous about it...turns out I feel exactly as I did yesterday at 39
  3. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    Hi friends ❤️ I love all of your posts, and your meals look delicious. I’m feeling ok and had a few days of clear NSVs. Better skin, loads of energy, great focus at work, my clothes fit better. Alas, I’m now 5 weeks pregnant and hormones have me feeling bloated and so, so tired. Still...I’m convinced my symptoms would be worse if not for the W30. Some foods are really turning me off (my chicken sausage lunch ended up in the trash), but some I can’t get enough of. I’ve been eating the same two meals over and over this week: Brussels sprouts with onions, fingerling potatoes and compliant bacon, or eggs, sweet potatoes, more onions and bacon and avocado. I know I should have more variety but I’m trying to be gentle with myself. There’s not a lot of other things that sound good. It’s my 40th bday next week and my partner is baking me a cake using Simple Mills mix at my request. Almond flour, coconut sugar...delicious. Feels like a nice way to treat myself post W30 without getting carried away. I wonder if the kids will notice the difference? Happy day 26...nearly there!
  4. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    You’ve got this! I’m sorry to hear of your friend’s loss and I’m glad he will be there to support her.
  5. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    Good morning, friends - I've answered the question about why I have to pee 300 times a night and is it W30 related. It's pregnancy related. HA. I found out last night I'm pregnant. It's too early to tell anyone here, but not too early for the forum...right?! Oh man...I'm 2 weeks shy of my 40th birthday and I have a 13 year old son and 9 year old daughter at home. This is not unwelcome news, but certainly unexpected!!!! I'm happy-terrified. My partner said "Well...you've certainly been eating right for the last couple of weeks, so that's good news" Cheers!!! <3
  6. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    @ShellyM @DebG44 Good morning, friends! I definitely have more energy and working out has been GREAT (which is something I never though I'd say). I'm not sleeping great yet, however. I fall asleep well but then wake up multiple times. It's probably the increased water intake. I've read in places to try to drink less as bedtime approaches, but I don't want to do that. Anyway, the issue isn't the waking up for the bathroom, it's falling back to sleep after. I awoke at 4 a.m. this morning and couldn't get back to sleep at all. Thoughts? Ideas? Other than that I'm doing pretty well. I can't say my mood has completely stabilized (I'm still a bit snippy), but it's improved a ton. Spending an entire day every weekending cooking is an adjustment, but I suppose I can't be going for pancake and mimosa brunch instead, can I??? I went to a good friend's birthday dinner on Saturday and it wasn't easy watching them enjoy wine and beer while I sipped my sparkling water with lime - but then again, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. My clothes are fitting better. I feel less like a whale and more like a panda. Ha. Keep up the good work, everyone! Happy day 16!!!
  7. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    @FingerlingPotato Oh my goodness...I did too!!! I don't remember what happened to Jack in the dream, but right before I woke up I was looking at him lying very still. It was AWFUL. I'm so sorry it happened to you, but very glad our boys are safe in real life. My dreams are vivid and strange right now. The night before last I dreamt that I was making a recipe with loads of butter, and the recipe read "only a female can add the butter"...what the heck is that about? Yesterday was indeed a hard day. I feel a little better today, but fragile. Like a small thing could push me over the edge. I found some compliant smoked salmon at Trader Joe's last night, and I'm hoping that adding that to the sweet potato and egg hash I brought for lunch will give me an energy bump and make me feel better! Happy day 11, and virtual hugs to you <3.
  8. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    Day 10 is one of the Hardest Days, right? I'm definitely feeling it...I'm tired today and super clumsy. I've dropped like 5 things all ready, including coffee and my breakfast. I also snapped at Nick about 12 times before we left home this morning. Woop! I can't believe he still loves me after the past week and a half Saw "The Shape of Water" last night and it was sooooo good. The 2 hour distraction was very necessary. Looking forward to less than a week (hopefully!) before Tiger Blood... Happy Day 10, friends! <3
  9. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    So bloated that I had to wear leggings today. I slept badly, too, and I'm VERY tired. It's a bit of a roller-coaster right now, isn't it? I'm glad you feel resolved and committed, and I'm especially grateful that we're here to support each other!
  10. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    Olivia! Good for you for planning in advance and making sure you can get through this tough day. I'm super cranky too! Every time someone sticks their head in my office I think about slapping them. Not really. But kind of. I'm thinking of you and I'm sure we'll power through together. Happy Day 9!
  11. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    You guys...I had a sudden and insane burst of energy. I just took a spin class and then a power pump (weightlifting) class right after - I decided I'd rather take a two hour lunch and work an extra hour tonight than skip out on what my body was telling me. I don't know how long it'll last...if I've turned a corner energy-wise or if this is just a little spike...but I full intend to enjoy it
  12. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    Good morning, friends I hope everyone had a good weekend! I try to avoid the computer on the weekends since I'm on it all day at work, so that's why I was MIA. I feel like I may have lost a few pounds, which is great, but my pants are snug today (for the love of Gosling, right?). I'm definitely bloated and uncomfortable. I'm also very, very tired. I had a hard time falling asleep last night and a hard time waking up this morning. Yesterday all around was hard...I had blurry vision while I was cooking (I think from chopping so many onions, or maybe from just being so tired). I also had crazy vivid dreams this weekend, which I sorta like. No more burning rage at everything, but I'm very short tempered - I had to apologize to my kids twice this morning before 7 a.m. for snapping at them, and my poor partner has been annoying me pretty consistently this weekend :D. I miss Noosa yogurt so much it hurts, more than anything else. I don't have much of an appetite. I remember, though, from my last W30 that the turning point is coming. There will be a day that we wake up feeling vibrant and wonderful and rested. I can't wait!
  13. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    @CrazyCookie You are positive and friendly too, and wonderful! I'm also a nerd, so I'm going to think of the next X-Files episode and hope that I dream of one that's better than the first. HA! Day 5 Indeed.
  14. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    Olivia, I love that you're thinking this through and reaching out. I found myself having a Lara bar yesterday when I didn't really need one. I felt hungry, but I couldn't have been hungry because I'd just had a full, delicious lunch. I think I might have been thirsty...thirst disguises itself as hunger pretty well. Should we try to just drink a s***load of water today every time we feel hungry (except at mealtimes, of course) and see how it goes? I've also read that the hormone that helps regulate your appetite is released in excess in times of stress...and the W30 is VERY stressful this early in. I know we can't chew gum because chewing sends a signal to your body that you're eating, and so I'm assuming that it means that the wonderful peppermint flavored toothpicks from Whole Foods are out. But I'll tell you - holding one of those in my teeth is super helpful (plus makes my mouth feel fresh). Just some random thoughts for you. <3
  15. MistyJG

    Accountability partners for January 1st 2018

    I feel you, Cookie...I'm down as well. I had bad dreams, too, and I guess I was whimpering in my sleep. Ugh. I hope you feel better and that today is a good day...keep posting if you need to talk. Be kind to yourself! <3