Lazybonesjones

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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from laurever in Starting 1/4/16   
    Day 21! I'm going to bed feeling pretty good right now. Mentally that is, not physically. Physically I'm exhausted and I think coming down with a cold. Last night was Supper Club, and since I'm the only one doing something as strict as the Whole 30 I was in charge of dinner. Once a month my friends and I take turns getting together and creating a dinner for each other, we take photos and share the recipe and at the end of the year we're going to compile it into a cookbook. I made a charcuterie/antipasto platter for an appetizer, pesto steak stuffed portobellos with green beans and paleo ceasar salad for dinner and caramelized peaches with coconut cream for dessert. And while everyone else was drinking wine (my favourite wine no less) I put kombucha in a wine glass. In the morning one of my friends was so excited that she had come up with a breakfast to make that I could eat, and when she made it, it was the egg/banana pancake that is a big no no for the program. But I ate it anyways, because my friends were so proud and tried so hard and got me coconut milk for my coffee and didn't buy any candy (usually we eat a ton of candy when we do this). I figure I can make an exception in that circumstance.
    On the way home and at home though I talked myself out of stopping to pick up wings and fries, stopping to pick up Vietnamese food, and ordering delivery. It took some convincing but I didn't give in.
    Now I'm going to bed and hoping my experiment dehydrating bone broth isn't a huge mess in the morning.
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from ladyshanny in Starting 1/4/16   
    Meal prep today which equals so many dishes I'd almost rather just burn my kitchen down.
    Good to know about the aloe vera!
    I am also short tempered. I think it has to do with no sugar.
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from creich91 in Starting 1/4/16   
    Official halfway!
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from creich91 in Starting 1/4/16   
    Official halfway!
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from ladyshanny in Starting 1/4/16   
    Meal prep today which equals so many dishes I'd almost rather just burn my kitchen down.
    Good to know about the aloe vera!
    I am also short tempered. I think it has to do with no sugar.
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from ladyshanny in Starting 1/4/16   
    Meal prep today which equals so many dishes I'd almost rather just burn my kitchen down.
    Good to know about the aloe vera!
    I am also short tempered. I think it has to do with no sugar.
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    Lazybonesjones reacted to L_dougherty85 in Starting 1/4/16   
    Cbg- what a great alternative to drinking. I bet at this point, wine wouldn't even taste the same as it used to. It is so easy to drink and eat casually when you're working in a restaurant. Everyone is going out for drinks after work, sure why not? Dead fries in the food window? Ok! Oh that dessert was made by accident? Pass it over! Lol. Good for you for sticking with the plan. I know sometimes when you've been working somewhere for awhile, all the food starts to get boring and when you have been around it all day, nothing looks appetizing anymore but you eat there anyway because it's easy and you're hungry. Or the opposite- you're so over it that you just lose your appetite and don't eat anything. At least that was always my experience. Seems to me you had a NSV day yesterday
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    Lazybonesjones reacted to Cbg84 in Starting 1/4/16   
    Lazy bones -I hope that cold goes away soon, and im soo glad that you didn't let yourself quit!
    I had a terrible dream last night that I had a few drinks (I don't even know what they were but I clearly didn't even enjoy them even in my dream.) When I woke up the next day in the dream I felt guilty for drinking and annoyed to be back at day 1. I was thinking "I didn't even have fun last night, why did I do that?) Which is kind of funny. I work in 2 restaurants and am constantly around alcohol. Old me drank pretty much every day just because. Someone would say "hey if you work tonight I'll buy you a margarita", or a table would ask me to do a shot with them or we would get in new wine that I wanted to try. But in the past 2 weeks I haven't missed it at all or even thought much about it. Until today. I worked 11 to 430 at one job that was crazy busy then went straight to the other job (shoving chicken salad in my mouth on the drive) and am about to get off around 10. Yea my feet hurt, my back hurts and wine sounds really good. For a split second I almost thought "oh I could just have 2 glasses, and get right back to it tomorrow" but I know it doesn't work that way. I know that if I did that I wouldn't even enjoy the wine, because the second it hit my lips I would be disappointed in myself. I reminded myself how incredible I have been feeling. I reminded myself why I am doing this, and my reasons are far more important than any glass of wine could ever be. So,I'm going to draw a nice hot bubble bath, find the cheesiest chic lit to put on my kindle and lay in the tub with my favorite la Croix. That sounds much more relaxing than drinking what would inevitably turn in to a bottle of wine and being fuzzy all day tomorrow doesn't it?!
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from praxisproject in Starting 1/4/16   
    Also, does anyone have Instagram? I'm trying to keep accountable on mine, @lazybonesgetsfit, feel free to come and add me and I'll add you and we can help each other stay on track.
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from jmcbn in Day 8, constantly talking myself out of quitting   
    Thanks, I'm feeling a lot better today. Yesterday I only had to mentally slap a cookie out of my hand once, so that's progress! I looked up a bunch of one pan meal ideas to help with the dishes too. I got very frustrated about my health yesterday and had a good think and I know this is the right thing to do. And I know I can do it. Everyone just needs a little whine once in a while I guess.
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from AmyS in Day 8, constantly talking myself out of quitting   
    I started journaling what I eat, what time, how I feel afterwards if I don't feel well and when I feel snacky I'm going to make myself write it down first, what I want and why I want it to help myself learn and see it down in front of me when I'm just eating to eat.
    I try to do some meal prep on Sundays, something for breakfasts/lunches to make my life easier. This week I had made all my leftover veggies into soup I can take for lunch with whatever protein left from dinner and pre prepped breakfast bowls with potatoes and veggies and a slice of compliant bacon that I can also add whatever protein I feel like to. One of the grocery stores near me sells pre chopped mixed veggies, kind of expensive considering how cheap it is to cut a pepper, zucchini, broccoli,and onion yourself and this isn't a whole of each, but it is sometimes worth it when you feel like garbage!
    After lunch today I started feeling stomach flu-ey again, I don't know if I'm sick again or not. Entirely likely since I work in a spec Ed class and a couple students are sick and a staff came in today sick and left early. So egg drop soup with zoodles for dinner.
    Thanks for the support, it helps!
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from AmyS in Day 8, constantly talking myself out of quitting   
    I started journaling what I eat, what time, how I feel afterwards if I don't feel well and when I feel snacky I'm going to make myself write it down first, what I want and why I want it to help myself learn and see it down in front of me when I'm just eating to eat.
    I try to do some meal prep on Sundays, something for breakfasts/lunches to make my life easier. This week I had made all my leftover veggies into soup I can take for lunch with whatever protein left from dinner and pre prepped breakfast bowls with potatoes and veggies and a slice of compliant bacon that I can also add whatever protein I feel like to. One of the grocery stores near me sells pre chopped mixed veggies, kind of expensive considering how cheap it is to cut a pepper, zucchini, broccoli,and onion yourself and this isn't a whole of each, but it is sometimes worth it when you feel like garbage!
    After lunch today I started feeling stomach flu-ey again, I don't know if I'm sick again or not. Entirely likely since I work in a spec Ed class and a couple students are sick and a staff came in today sick and left early. So egg drop soup with zoodles for dinner.
    Thanks for the support, it helps!
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from praxisproject in Day 8, constantly talking myself out of quitting   
    Thanks...I did the dishes and then I went to bed. I knew if I didn't I would wake up this morning and be so mad! Lol
    I think I'm just feeling under the weather and whiney.
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from jmcbn in Day 8, constantly talking myself out of quitting   
    Thanks, I'm feeling a lot better today. Yesterday I only had to mentally slap a cookie out of my hand once, so that's progress! I looked up a bunch of one pan meal ideas to help with the dishes too. I got very frustrated about my health yesterday and had a good think and I know this is the right thing to do. And I know I can do it. Everyone just needs a little whine once in a while I guess.
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from jmcbn in Day 8, constantly talking myself out of quitting   
    Thanks, I'm feeling a lot better today. Yesterday I only had to mentally slap a cookie out of my hand once, so that's progress! I looked up a bunch of one pan meal ideas to help with the dishes too. I got very frustrated about my health yesterday and had a good think and I know this is the right thing to do. And I know I can do it. Everyone just needs a little whine once in a while I guess.
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from praxisproject in Day 8, constantly talking myself out of quitting   
    Thanks...I did the dishes and then I went to bed. I knew if I didn't I would wake up this morning and be so mad! Lol
    I think I'm just feeling under the weather and whiney.
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    Lazybonesjones reacted to ShannonM816 in The Hangover combined with Carb Flu combined with real flu and sinus infection?   
    Are there any foods that you feel like wouldn't bother you? Something like broth or soup, baked potato or sweet potato, plain grilled chicken, scrambled eggs? I'd avoid anything that might cause more stomach upset -- raw vegetables, nuts & seeds, spicy or acidic foods. If you feel like eating, though, go ahead and eat. I wouldn't worry about getting a huge variety of foods in at this point, just stick with the things that bother you least for now. 
     
    You might find sipping on ginger or peppermint teas soothing as well. And definitely make sure you're staying hydrated.
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    Lazybonesjones reacted to SugarcubeOD in The Hangover combined with Carb Flu combined with real flu and sinus infection?   
    What do you mean by 'all kinds of foods'?
    Personally, I would try and eat some more bland, easily digestible foods like scrambled eggs, chicken salad, roasted and mashed yams or squash... If you do have the gallbladder issues, its much better to be eating a non inflammatory diet right now so you know that whatever symptoms you have are directly related to the medical issue. That said, the detoxing part of the W30 can be kind of disgusting in the bathroom (not so much of the throwing up tho.. that's not really normal unless it's brought on by pain or a headache).
    Glad you have your doctor appointment booked!
    And if you feel hungry, eat... make template meals and eat one or a portion of one when you feel hungry.. you already know the 'am I hungry' litmus test so it sounds like you're legit hungry... given the stomach issues, I wouldn't suggest just packing more into your meals, but rather to eat a template meal to satiety and then eat again when you're hungry... not the best way to get your hormones in line but might be easier on the toiletting issues.
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    Lazybonesjones reacted to MeadowLily in Ready to give up   
    Do not give up.   You're really not a Lazy Bones Jones, you are a Viking.
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    Lazybonesjones reacted to AmyS in Ready to give up   
    I feel ya, I really do.  I've done several Whole30s, and I've had some that were heaven, some that were hell, and some that were just meh.  I think that the phrase "it starts with food" should, for those of us who are doing multiple Whole30s, read like "it STARTS with food."  Ya know?  Sometimes other health or life issues take over and our Whole30 is just about keeping it compliant as we power (or struggle) through.  I'm in a similar boat right now, where I'm waiting on a doctor's appointment to discuss my once-again-in-spite-of-everything increasing high blood pressure.  Eating Whole30 SHOULD fix that permanently, right???!!!  Argh.
     
    Anyway, I wanted you to know you're not alone, and to keep at it, and yes do the follow-up with the doc, and hang in there.  Also, remember that if you want some specific feedback here you can post a couple of days' worth of meals and get some ideas.
     
    And, hugs!
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from praxisproject in Addison's Disease   
    I'm really interested to see if anyone with Addison's did an AIP. I've googled it to no end but I can't find anything. I love all of the things you can't have on that protocol, the spices, the tomatoes, the peppers. It would be so hard to give all of it up, especially when it's already hard to give up gluten, sugar, diary, legumes etc. I know if the trade off is much better help it would be worth it, but from what I can find everywhere Addison's doesn't seem to be a typical autoimmune disorder with a lot of inflammation. Although I had a conversation with my friend yesterday about it and she was saying that maybe it's one of those things, like when I was first diagnosed, and you're so used to feeling bad all the time that you don't notice until you start feeling good. I'm interested in starting it, and I don't want to be a whiny baby, but I'm also on a realllly tight budget right now and everything in my house I basically can't have on it. So, maybe once I use up all my tomatoes and peppers and stuff I'll give it a try.
    I do notice that when I don't follow Whole30 I'm itchy basically the time. Especially on my lower body. I'm not sure what the culprit is, I'm assuming it's gluten since I don't typically eat soy or legumes or dairy anyways. I also have an extremely hard time losing weight. It's very discouraging, especially when Doctors tell you that the answer is just eating right and getting exercise. So I'm over here busting my butt at bootcamp and getting up at 5 am to do burpees and have a reputation for being "crazy" for my healthy food and I lose maybe 2lbs and it comes back right away. I know that this program isn't for weight loss, but I'm starting to think that it must be something I'm eating or not eating that's affecting me and that's why I'm thinking of the AIP.
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from missmary in Pancakes < Pasta - change allowed substitute foods per person?   
    Well missmary, as I said above, I don't want the pancakes and wasn't looking for a go ahead to eat them. Simply using them as an example for my question since they seem to be the most popular unapproved paleo food. My question wasn't "Can I eat paleo pancakes?" My question was about making the program more personal to get more personal results.
    As far as nutrition goes, I feel like I could easily make some paleo pancake recipes into what would fit in the program's guidelines of nutrition for a meal, same as zucchini noodles. But that's not my point or my question either and since I'm not actually going to make and eat any paleo pancakes while I'm on the program it's also kind of irrelevant. I thought the point of the no pancake/other paleo substitutions for bread and desserts etc had more to do with the psychological aspects of the program rather than nutrition.
    I for sure understand how and why the rules are in place and my intent was not to be a rebel and question the rules, I have just spent a lot of time thinking about myself and my reaction to certain foods both physiologically and psychologically and was curious about how other people felt about it.
    I don't think any aspect of this program should be changed and I think for the majority of people the rules make complete sense. Following the program to the letter and having all of the supports included makes it much easier to complete something like this rather than trying to make up your own program and go at it by yourself and like GF Chris says questioning what you're eating all the time and always kind of being in that grey area.
    I'm just a curious person.
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    Lazybonesjones reacted to GFChris in Pancakes < Pasta - change allowed substitute foods per person?   
    Here's the thing (and this is somewhat adapted from attending Melissa Hartwig's Whole9 seminar yesterday). The rules are black and white. One very good aspect of this, is that it removes the areas of grey and associated decision-making. Your brain isn't expanding energy debating with itself: well, can I have this? Am I emotionally ok with it? Maybe a just a little? What's a little: is that one portion today? Three small portions a week from now?

    The rules are there for a number of reasons in having the best possible results and cultivating a better relationship with food. And you only have to follow them for 30 days. 
     
    Now, there may be allowable Whole30 foods that become food without brakes for some (e.g., nuts, nut butters, dried fruit), or the situation Lazybonesjones describes with the zucchini potentially not helping an emotional issue with pasta.  To me, that's where individual judgments come in on whether eating this food is serving me or not in my quest for having a better relationship with food.
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    Lazybonesjones reacted to AmyS in Pancakes < Pasta - change allowed substitute foods per person?   
    I think about this as well.  I think the nutritional reason why, say, zucchini noodles are an acceptable pasta substitute on Whole30 is because they are vegetables, and they help make your meal fit the template.  Paleo pancakes don't fit any part of the Whole30 meal template.
     
    That said, I avoid cauliflower rice because I know that for me, it would be a substitute that would lead to problems.  (I grew up eating rice three times a day.)  Same goes for cauliflower mash.
     
    So I think that while these foods would be fine for me in terms of fitting the Whole30 meal template, I know I can make better psychological choices for my needs.
     
    Good post - I think about this kind of a thing a lot, and I think the question of what causes problems is more individual than we may acknowledge.
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    Lazybonesjones got a reaction from praxisproject in Addison's Disease   
    That's me! Same person lol