Rkrzywda

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Rkrzywda last won the day on June 6 2014

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  1. Rkrzywda

    Starting Jan 8th, looking for buddies!

    I'm sick with a cold and crabby. Nothing tastes good. Im throwing out food because I made too much and it isn't good enough to freeze. Im not craving any other food, but I'm not enjoying the stress of planning and watching what I eat. Last night I dreamed again about trying to find compliant food in a strange place and then somehow found that I took a bite of a sandwich. So I'm stress dreaming about it. Seriously wondering if this is all worth it with all that I have going on right now. Not throwing in the hat yet, but considering it.
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    Starting Jan 8th, looking for buddies!

    Hey there! I've had a really great day! Cravings are starting to subside, hunger is decreasing, and I was able to get out of the house alone, which doesn't happen much these days. Quick question- what's the rule on sparkling water? I have a zero calorie mandarin orange one in my cupboard. The ingredients say carbonated water and natural flavors. Do we trust "natural flavors"? Just checking! Thanks! Keep it up everyone!
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    Starting Jan 8th, looking for buddies!

    I'm so sorry that you are in pain! Hopefully it will subside as you continue. Don't give up!
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    Starting Jan 8th, looking for buddies!

    Not hungry at all this morning, which is rare for me. Sugar level evening out or coming down with something? I have a bit of a scratchy throat. Anyone else feel this way?
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    Starting Jan 8th, looking for buddies!

    I'm a horrible snacker. 4:00 and before bed are the worst. I can't sleep if I'm hungry. For the first few days while my body adjusts, I have allowed those snacks. But now I am shifting to the thought process of "am I really hungry enough to eat a salad and a chunk of meat?". I'm working on it. today I am exhausted and emotionally drained. I have compliant food but no desire to eat leftovers or cook. Plowing through though. My meals won't be as elegant as the recipes you are posting. Applegate hot dogs and veggies for me today. Back to cooking tomorrow.
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    Starting Jan 8th, looking for buddies!

    I find that shredded chicken tends to dry out quickly in the fridge or freezer. Any tips? What am I doing wrong?
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    Starting Jan 8th, looking for buddies!

    I didn't sleep great last night. Funny thing is, I dreamed that I accidentally ate a sandwich. I guess I'm having performance anxiety! I really want to stay on track! Dinner was a pot roast with diced tomatoes, over kale for me and potatoes for the family. It was good but I'm afraid it made too many leftovers. I portioned some out in baggies for the freezer. Now off to day 2!
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    Starting Jan 8th, looking for buddies!

    Started the day with a yummy egg casserole with sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, caramelized onions and kale. Made my kids pancakes and caught myself almost licking my fingers twice! Bad unconscious habit! How is everyone doing?
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    Starting Jan 8th, looking for buddies!

    Hi Kirkor. Thanks for the info. We've been reading and studying for 14 years. Unfortunately, his cancer grew slowly for 20 or so years before they found it 14 years ago. The tumor then took up 25-30%of his brain. I could bore you with lots of details, but 14 years of regrowth, craniotomies, diets, treatment, etc have taken their toll. Unfortunately, he is in the final stages of his battle. back to the true topic at hand-FOOD! Real food. So important for all of our health. I'm hoping to be more mindful of what I put in my body because so much of what I eat now is processed crap not food. Starts in 2 hours for me here on the east coast. Sleep well everyone. Our journey begins!
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    Starting Jan 8th, looking for buddies!

    Food prep and shopping started, enough to get me through the next few days. I'm actually excited, a little nervous too, but mostly it feels good to have a plan in place. A few more hours to go before we start- anyone cramming in that last favorite junk food?
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    Starting Jan 8th, looking for buddies!

    Hi! I'd like to join you all too. I've successfully completed a Whole 30 before and also failed once or twice. I'm 40 years old, mother of 2, 25 pounds overweight and struggling to gain some control in my life. I have a lot of excuses. Valid ones, but none of them negate the importance of taking care of myself. I'm not looking for sympathy but want to outline reasons for needing support. I am currently on leave from my career to take care of my husband who is dying from brain cancer. Taking care of him, my kids, and interacting with everyone involved in this journey is depleting me and leading me to comfort myself with junk food. I tell myself that I don't have time to eat healthy or take care of myself. I need to take care of myself. I will not go down with this ship. So I am in. Starting January 8th. It feels good to take this step.
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    Starting September 28 anyone else?

    I'm FINALLY getting to the point where I'm not hungry between meals!!! Win!!!
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    Starting September 28 anyone else?

    Everyone is making such good progress! Congrats on all of your successes! I'm still working on my snacking habit. I know that this is a behavioral issue more that a nutritional issue. I have made progress - I'm not waking in the middle of the night to eat. But I have so much work to do behaviorally and mentally that I am seriously considering making this a Whole 60 or a Whole 90. I know that this time 30 days isn't enough to reset me. I'm strangely at peace with this because I have been out of control long enough to enjoy the ability to finally be in control. Thanks for all of the support. This column grounds me.
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    Starting September 28 anyone else?

    It's eerie. It's like you are all in my head! I can so relate to all of your posts. I was thinking today that I might want to do a Whole 60 or Whole 90. Past evidence proves that I'm not good at controlling myself. I know that I need longer than 30 days to change my behavior and habits. AB_MN- as for fats, I might not always be the best at making sure that I have enough but sometimes simple things like sautéing my meat or veggies in ghee or olive oil helps. Also adding avocado or a handful of nuts to a meal can work too. Hope that helps!
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    Starting September 28 anyone else?

    And to everyone! Thank you for sharing this journey! Have a great night!