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  1. Hi LadyM! Nice to see a familiar name around here :) Day 77... what a great feeling! And all that movement - how awesome! I sure hope you don't end up locked down again After a 3-4 month stint with "mostly" carnivore I've decided to go back to what feels more nourishing and do a W30. I popped into the forum for the first time in almost a year... and... wow, cobwebs :) I used to love this place and the support! And I find it so useful looking back at my old logs... Anyway, just wanted to say hi because your name was the only one I recognized
  2. @LindaLeeWell it sounds like you've got all of this thought through! Good luck with your training
  3. @LindaLee Maffetone for CrossFit... I've never heard of that. Are you actually trying to keep HR low during WODs? I think Maffetone and CF come at performance gains from totally different perspectives... CF is meant to get your HR up, Maffetone is to keep your HR down... so if one does a WOD trying to meet both those goals he/she is actually not meeting either. But maybe not...? I'm not a trainer so don't necessarily listen to me But in general... I think it is best to stick to one training philosophy and not mesh more than one. What is your ultimate goal? Run a marathon? Clean and jerk
  4. @LindaLee As a (former) CrossFitter and half-marathon runner I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you might be undervaluing the intensity of your workouts If you are doing and of the strength or metcon portions of your WOD as intended you need to "account" for them. If you don't mind my asking - what is your HR% in your "aerobic" zone... I've never done a metcon with a heart rate that I would consider my aerobic zone (which I would call <80-85% of HR max). When performed as written, metcons are meant to be hard - so are you not doing them hard or just not "counting" them as h
  5. It would be great for the three of you to go through this together! My best W30 was when there was a thread of 4 of us going through together!
  6. Can you eat avocado? My husbands tuna method is often 1/2-1 baked sweet potato mashed up, can of tuna, 1/2-1 avocado, dried shallots and mustard. It is surprisingly good Totally not telling you to go against medical advice but if you used just the egg yolk that would make almost a full 2 cups of mayo... so you'd be getting like 1/15th of an egg yolk per serving... Only you know how bad your sensitivity is but sometimes the poison is in the dose so just food for thought.
  7. Thanks for the recipes! In terms of ginger and stuffiness... My mom did it, her mom did it... so now I just do it too If you like science maybe you'll enjoy this. Maybe it is the anti-inflammatory nature that helps? I think one of the most useful things about journaling is what you just noticed. It reminds you to pay attention to some of the less obvious changes that might result from a nutritional change!
  8. Well, don't let anyone tell you that you haven't planned and thought this through! Here are a few more breakfast ideas: (leave out the maple) Sweet potato toast is good too... just make sure to have some protein and vegetables with it. Without onion and garlic it is tough to follow recipes as written. I follow a low FODMAP diet (and thus no onions and garlic) and tend to just make recipes without them. Some of the things I
  9. Just an FYI on the recipe... it calls for a lot of coconut oil. I think 1/2 cup? Anyway, I use like 1 tbsp I know pates often have a lot of extra fat added to them so if you are looking to mimic that super smooth mouth feel you may need it... but taste along the way. Nice job making it through a W30 over a holiday. I always wished I had a group of friends that would want to do a W30-esque holiday meal. My friends/family are all about eating things out of boxes with margarine so unfortunately not going to happen any time soon
  10. Well you've got a few years under your belt then! I didn't realize that. That sausage looks like it must be somewhat regional - I don't recognize the names of any of the stores that carry it. But... if you like cooking - this is my go-to for liver. And I hate liver. I made this in a cooking class and even the 3 year old in attendance scarfed it down! I think it is funny that once you start feeding your body things besides muscle meat and processed carbs sometimes it tells you what it needs and yo
  11. You've got a month to get ready! What are some of the biggest changes you'll have to make for a W30? Maybe we can give you some ideas/tips!
  12. In general lots of us are magnesium deficient. We get it mostly from the soil via foods grown in the soil and since our soil is depleted... so are we I casually (and with no medical license) recommend magnesium to anyone with sleep issues, muscle issues, nerve issues and everyone who has ever started on it feels better. Some people who have started it for sleep also notice other things (usually some kind of chronic neck/back/etc pain) clear up. My go-to oral has been Magnesium Serene in the berry flavor (watch out for the tangerine - it is TART). Also, there is stevia in it... so you ca
  13. @Coffeelover99 It sounds like you've recognized that a little bit of balance goes a long way! There was an instagram post today from Renaissance Periodization about how there are up to 11 meals between Thanksgiving and New Years that could be "problematic". But so many people are like: screw it, it is the holidays, I'm eating whatever. This post really resonated with me because I'm definitely in the f-it camp and this perspective really highlights how just a handful of meals shouldn't be the reason to throw all self-restraint out the window. I remember reading a statistic once that most
  14. @hollysmokes I NEVER meet anyone who knows about Katy! I love her work. How did you learn about her stuff?
  15. It sounds like you've given this a lot of thought! If you are "worried" about Christmas - have a plan. Figure it out before the heat-of-the-moment temptations are there calling you. If you want to indulge, do it, enjoy it and don't beat yourself up. If you don't, don't. 1 meal isn't going to make or break your path towards being "able". And I hear you on keeping up with kiddos - I have a 3 year old son... I wish I had half his energy!
  16. Glad to hear the fat is in there... so many people end up just doing low carb/high protein/low fat when they start eating "healthy" and that can lead to not feeling too great. Is brunschweiger liver sausage? I had to google it Have you heard of pak dong? There is a a local fermenter that makes it and sells it at farmers markets near me. Oh my gosh. Best stuff I've ever had. I tried to make my own and it didn't work but if you are good at this kind of stuff maybe you'd like it. It does have sugar so you'll have to wait til post W30. I
  17. If you live near a Whole Foods they Sell Life-flo brand topical magnesium and if you keep your receipt you can return it if you don't find it helpful. I've taken oral magnesium for years and really find the topical helps with the cramps more. It burns when you put it on so I spray it on the soles of my feet and then stick my feet into plastic bags for 20 minutes But it is worth the trouble for me... and I'm pretty lazy Hope you start to feel better soon - any access to good chicken stock?
  18. I'm still breast feeding a 3 year old... who barely ate food until pretty late so I have no idea what would happen if you just weaned away formula/milk and offered water and food. I wonder if he would just eat (food) more or if he'd lose weight. If you really don't want to do milk I'd start adding water to the formula and see if he picks up his caloric intake from food. Maybe like 25% water, 75% formula for a week, then 50/50 etc and see if you notice that he naturally seeks more calories from other sources. In terms of highly nutritious food: homemade bone broth, liver, sardines, coconut
  19. We've been making homemade mayo for at least 5 years. I buy the best eggs I can find (like local cooperative, farmers market, neighbors, etc) and do wash them before using. We have our own chickens now and I still wash mayo-eggs. I ate it while pregnant (made hubs eat it for 2 days before I'd eat a new batch ), feed it to my toddler (he'd eat the whole jar), have made it in many cooking classes (people L.O.V.E. it )... People get sick in restaurants, from packaged salad, from cantaloupe, etc. We also keep it for way longer than 2 days. I'd say an average jar is used up within a week
  20. Where is all the other stuff you were going to share? Have you tried magnesium for restless legs? I've heard it can help some people. I use it for (literally) bone-moving-leg-cramps and it helps with that. I use a topical one. Great job getting through day 13. It sounds like it was a tough day for you. Maybe I missed it but what is a salad smoothie? Oh, wait, I see it now. Amura mentioned them too... not against the rules but the recommendations are to eat to template (you know, the whole palm of protein, maybe some starch or fruit, fill you plate with veggies, thumb of fat
  21. Hi Amura! It is interesting how one's perspective changes with information and experience I'm just wondering... what is your "ultimate" goal? You have a lot of really great guidelines which will certainly help you have a more nutritious and hopefully gut friendly life. I'm wondering though if a few "rule" might help since you said you do well with clear boundaries. Like, if work treats or too-many-special-occassions are the problems make quantifiable rules around them. "I will only eat treats at work once a month" or "I will enjoy a meal in a restaurant only 2 times a calendar month"...
  22. @hollysmokes I hear you on commutes being motivation crushers! Do you have an active job that you got 8600 steps with a 10 hr work day and hour commute? How did you feel on day 3? Your meals look great for variety and veggies and even fermented foods It looks like some are missing added fat though - are you finding that you are full and satiated? I just don't want to see you crash because you aren't getting enough. It is always easy in the beginning when motivation is high but small deficits each day can sneak up on you down the road... I hope day 4 is going well for you!
  23. What did you reintroduce first? Have you reintroduced sugar yet? If the craving came *after* you reintroduced sugar in a different form that might tell you something about where your chocolate cravings are coming from (sugar often begets sugar...). Also, check out this post Like Shannon says, if you want to reintroduce chocolate on a specific day I'd skip the TJ caramels - they likely have a bunch of other ingredients (I'm assuming, I could be wrong). If you are a TJ fan they sell these dark chocolate batons that have just 3 ingredients and come in a fairly normal sized portion (vs
  24. @ladyshanny Yeah, it was a good video - I had never seen it either! It did bring up another question for me though... slow roll, she talks about waiting until mom bakes cookies and then you decide, ok, today I'm going to try a cookie. When you do slow roll are you introducing entire recipes you like (so a cookie, which may have gluten and dairy) vs food genres (gluten, dairy, etc)? Thanks!