RachelRoberts2

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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from Raven in Starting November First!!   
    I'm in! Its already 8 am where I am, start of day one easy peasy
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from laura68 in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    "You don't cook anymore..."
     
    my my husband has given up on me! I've made the worst food the last two days, so busy with work and life that I can't even think straight. I need a day to just cook and get everything ready for the next week. Good thing is...we have a holiday in another week. Crazy but good for us.
     
    kombucha still not finished!! Brew baby brew! 
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from Tina Marie in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    Kombucha is officially done! 
    Delicious and fizzy but next time I am going to let it ferment for the first time a little longer so it is more vinegary and a little less sweet. I very much like the taste, some of the SCOBY bits, and the fruit flavouring. I am officially addicted.
    I had a little bit of off roading this week. We celebrated my first full week at work at a Thai restaurant so I had som tom salad, a curry, some sticky rice,etc. I felt fine so hopefully there wasn't gluten, dairy or too much sugar! Then on Saturday we had some popcorn and a gluten free chocolate brownie. I'm blaming it all on PMS but now I am back in action!
    I got some goose fat and I have been cooking some potatoes in it...literally delicious. 
    Yesterday: 
    M1- egg bake with ground beef, tomatoes, onion, swiss chard, sweet potato
    M2-chicken breast, sweet potato, kale and onion
    M3- Apple and almond butter
    Crossfit
    M4-coconut flour chicken tenders, veggies (swiss chard, eggplant, onion, tomato, squash) and pan fried potatoes
    this is the normal now and I have been feeling so good. Was invited to a crossfit compeition (scaled :))) this weekend so we will see how it goes. Also, 3 weeks into marathon training...so I will definitely be upping my food intake!
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from laura68 in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    "You don't cook anymore..."
     
    my my husband has given up on me! I've made the worst food the last two days, so busy with work and life that I can't even think straight. I need a day to just cook and get everything ready for the next week. Good thing is...we have a holiday in another week. Crazy but good for us.
     
    kombucha still not finished!! Brew baby brew! 
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from laura68 in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    Hi there guys! I'm back home and ready to rock again-
    Thypeace-I have been away for over a year and should be gone for the next decade or so, only visiting in the summer. I agree that Europe is a couple months ahead of us in fashion and music. However, the Middle East can sometimes be months behind!
    Made a huge batch of chicken breasts, mayo, sweet potatoes and cauliflower mash to have in the fridge for this week as we get back to work. It feels very nice to be prepared especially when we've had so much time on vacation lately. 
    Also, I have become addicted to kombucha when we were in the states. You definitely can't get a bottle of GT's in the grocery store here so I have taken to brewing my own. I am so excited and looking forward to learning a new skill. 
    Until next time!
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from ThyPeace in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    husband-"why don't you want to eat raisins?"
    me-"I don't know if they might have sugar on them...!"
    husband-"the only way you will avoid sugar is if you literally live in the middle of nowhere and only eat grass"
     
    PWO-chicken and mayo
    w/o-5k interval run followed by weights
    PWO-chicken with sweet potato
    M1-primal restaurant's pesto chicken salad-walnuts, mixed greens, apple, chicken 
    M2-cauliflower mashed potato with roasted veg
    M3-sashimi with friends (kind of a combination with m2 so I wouldn't go to dinner too hungry)
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    husband-sarcastically-"do you want fat with your eggs"
    me-genuinely-"yes please"
    husband-"ITS MAYO. JUST CALL IT WHAT IT IS"
     
    m1-eggs, the aforementioned mayo, kale, apple
    m2-chicken, roasted veg, cauliflower mash
    PWO-chicken breast with mayo
    W/O-spin class with burpee thing
    PWO-chicken breast with sweet potato
    M3-lamo leftovers, probably chickennnn
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    husband-"you don't need to workout every day."
    me-"but it makes me feel really good, and plus I don't yell at you as much."
    husband-"but you never yell at me"
    me-"exactly"
     
     
    m1-2 hardboiled eggs, mayo, kale
    m2-tuna salad with apple, mayo, pomegranate seeds, cucumbers, and mixed greens (very hungry three hours later)
    PWO-two ribs, chicken breast and mayo
    W.O-5k run, 3x15 burpee, 3x15 squat, 3x15 jump lunge, 5x10m bear crawl, and 15 burpee jump hold
    PWO-half chicken breast and some sweet potato
    M3-leftover chicken and veg with cauliflower mash
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from Tina Marie in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    Kombucha is officially done! 
    Delicious and fizzy but next time I am going to let it ferment for the first time a little longer so it is more vinegary and a little less sweet. I very much like the taste, some of the SCOBY bits, and the fruit flavouring. I am officially addicted.
    I had a little bit of off roading this week. We celebrated my first full week at work at a Thai restaurant so I had som tom salad, a curry, some sticky rice,etc. I felt fine so hopefully there wasn't gluten, dairy or too much sugar! Then on Saturday we had some popcorn and a gluten free chocolate brownie. I'm blaming it all on PMS but now I am back in action!
    I got some goose fat and I have been cooking some potatoes in it...literally delicious. 
    Yesterday: 
    M1- egg bake with ground beef, tomatoes, onion, swiss chard, sweet potato
    M2-chicken breast, sweet potato, kale and onion
    M3- Apple and almond butter
    Crossfit
    M4-coconut flour chicken tenders, veggies (swiss chard, eggplant, onion, tomato, squash) and pan fried potatoes
    this is the normal now and I have been feeling so good. Was invited to a crossfit compeition (scaled :))) this weekend so we will see how it goes. Also, 3 weeks into marathon training...so I will definitely be upping my food intake!
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from Tina Marie in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    me-"I think I am going to hard boil some eggs to have on the plane just in case."
    husband-"YOU ARE NOT BRINGING HARDBOILED EGGS ON THE PLANE."
    me-"Why? Do you think people would be annoyed? Do you think they would hate me?"
    husband-"I would hate you and I'm married to you!"
    me-....'Ill just eat them in the toilet......'
     
    I lost the fight for boiled eggs. Our flight to america was a living nightmare. delayed for 7 hours, missed our connection, arrived at 4 am to be told we had a hotel and a flight at 5 pm. Instead, we found a rental car company and ended up driving 5 hours home. We were traveling for 30 hours, but managed to be okay. I definitely needed to pack more emergency food because all I brought with me was a can of tuna, an apple, and some almond butter.  I would have given my left foot for an Rx bar, a larabar or anything!! (I do think I wasn't hungry because I had nothing to crave) But, I was proud of myself. We had a huge breakfast before we left, a can of tuna about 5pm, and gluten free dinner and breakfast on the flight. all in all I didn't eat much in the day but 70 day old rice cakes and cheese were not worth it on the flight.
     
    thursday:
    sprint workout in the morning with my husband. suicides on the football pitch at our school. I ended up doing 8
    m1: 4 eggs, green peppers, pork
    m2:can of tuna in the airport terminal (people looked at me like I was insane   )
    m3:gluten free meal on the airplane...steak and veggies with some oranges. I don't think there was anything on it and felt fine.
     
    friday:
    2am flight food-some sad mushrooms and spinach on the flight (with more orange slices)
    m1:desperation apple and almond butter. 
    m3: my mom brought us some water, figs, and dried apples. Devoured and craved more even though I really didn't need to eat them(sugar addiction anyone??) Then we went out for breakfast. Homemade kielbasa, two eggs, some brisket, fried potatoes. NOM NOM, hey we live in the south. BBQ is normal anytime of the day. I don't regret anything it was a worth it meal. However, I do regret the two pieces of chocolate I had afterwards...
    m4:bison burgers, plantains, kale, onions, asparagus-whole30 and happy for the last meal
     
    I think I have made a breakthrough with food. Normally I would have tossed yesterday up as a loss and indulged in everything in sight. Its a slippery slope and most often I fall all the way down to have to start over the next day. However, we went to the grocery store twice, my family offered us anything we wanted and we went right back to template eating. I just feel better....so why make a choice to feel bad?
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    husband-"you don't need to workout every day."
    me-"but it makes me feel really good, and plus I don't yell at you as much."
    husband-"but you never yell at me"
    me-"exactly"
     
     
    m1-2 hardboiled eggs, mayo, kale
    m2-tuna salad with apple, mayo, pomegranate seeds, cucumbers, and mixed greens (very hungry three hours later)
    PWO-two ribs, chicken breast and mayo
    W.O-5k run, 3x15 burpee, 3x15 squat, 3x15 jump lunge, 5x10m bear crawl, and 15 burpee jump hold
    PWO-half chicken breast and some sweet potato
    M3-leftover chicken and veg with cauliflower mash
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    RachelRoberts2 reacted to NoMoreCrunchyCravings in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    Water and w30 compliant foods are the only ways I've ever gotten over the post-binge bloat. I'm dealing with it now, myself. Good luck and keep on keepin' on!
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from Wendy and Frankie in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    Thypeace-
    I am glad you had a lovely holiday with your family celebrating! I find it is always nice to find activities to fill the time. If I am sitting around at the beach or such then I tend to give it. But, if I have something to occupy my mind it goes so much easier!
     
    We have made it to NC, and have been enjoying the super heat that comes with the beach. It is absolutely lovely! We have joined a crossfit gym and have been going during the week and trying to surf as much as we can. Very active. I have treated myself to some popcorn, gluten free brownies that my aunt made, etc etc. However, I am still cooking most of my meals and that gives me great control.
     
    Also-TESSAMAE mayo is literally the best thing that has ever happened. I have been throwing it on absolutely everything. The amount of whole30 foods has literally tripled since I was last in the states. Whole30 sugar free bacon, mayo etc etc have been such an absolute treat!!! We even picked up some frozen cauliflower rice at trader joes! I am in heaven )
     
    Today-
    PWO-1/2 chicken burger with mayo 
    WO-3 rep max front squat-135
    5k run-24 mins
    Breakfast/PWO-applegate hot dogs (again, easy and delicious), pre cut kale (super treat), egg, tomatoes, mayo and 1/2 sweet potato. 
     
     
    Being back in the states is like christmas morning every time I go to the grocery store.
     
    Then my husband reminds me that "going to the grocery store is not a hobby."
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    RachelRoberts2 reacted to littleg in Littleg reining it in   
    Ok, back from camp.  Back to trying to stick to real food again.  Its been a tough few days in preggo land.  On Tuesday I did a 6 mile easy trail run.  On the way back I tripped over something and pretty much belly-flopped to the ground.  I must have had a premonition or something because I was literally thinking - just as I fell... "If I fall I need to try to turn so I land on my shoulder".  I managed to get maybe 1/4 of the way there.  Definitely landed on the *side* of my belly - but there was belly impact regardless.  I didn't think much of it - baby is pretty small and well protected in there.  But of course I felt *no* movement the rest of the day.  I'm only 20 weeks so I'm not feeling much movement - but some wiggles here and there.  By 8 PM I was nearly hysterical.  So we went to the hospital.  Went in through ED but 20 weeks gets you up to L&D.  Nurse came in and tried to find fetal HR - couldn't.  Another nurse came, she couldn't.  Third nurse, nope.  I'm sobbing at this point and hubs was no longer saying "its fine, they just can't find it" but rather "try to take a deep breath, we don't know whats going on yet".  Midwife came in and finally managed to find a fetal HR for a hot second before she lost it.  But, it was enough to calm me down.  They sent me for an ultrasound just to check for bleeding and then monitored for contractions for a bit before sending us home.  I just happened to have my anatomy scan the following day.  So yesterday we went in for that.  All was good until the very last thing they look for - the corpus callosum.  Being a NICU nurse I had asked if they could see it at 20 weeks.  They doc looked for a while and was able to see 90% of it he estimated.  But couldn't see all of it.  Baby wasn't being super cooperative so at first I thought they couldn't get the angle they needed but when I bumped into the doc in the hallway on the way out he said he had been able to get the right angle, that he just couldn't see the back of the CC.  He tried to assure me that at 20 weeks this sometimes happens.  We go back in 2 weeks for a follow up.  But of course I'm frantic.  I work with these kiddos every day.  Agenesis of the CC can present pretty varied clinically - from no deficits to severe.  A neurologist I work with also told me that he has seen lots of 20 week scans with worrisome results turn out to be ok.  Trying to still just be happy that everything else was "beautiful" on the scan but its hard.  I did email my manager and say I need a break from the NICU though and just get away from all these sick babies.  She seemed to think it would be doable - so at least at work I can work with sick kids - who were babies that made it
     
    Food wise I've been doing ok.  Wed and Thurs were all compliant.  In reading Mokiki's log she brought up that posting food each day might not really be leading us in the direction of food freedom we are hoping for.  So I think I'm going to follow her lead.  I'm going to try posting something positive about the food I ate (new recipe that turned out good, good choice I made, whatever) instead of rattling off an itemized list.  
     
    Thursday food: still loving that enchilada casserole  Made a batch last night that was dinner and will be meals for work this weekend.   Also made some zucchini fritters that turned out great.  Winged it from various recipes: 2-3 big shredded zucchini (salted and hung in cheese cloth for 1-2 hours), 2 eggs, 2 tbsp coconut flour, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, dried shallots.  I baked them.  Super good.  
    Today: Tonight hubs asked for taco casserole.  Similar to enchilada casserole but with fried plantains.  Yum.  
     
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    RachelRoberts2 reacted to ThyPeace in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    Long time since I'vebeen on this forum and I missed this. Sounds like you are having a great time in the States. I hope your relaxing time gets to continue for a while. I am back into work, but summer for DD means a less demanding schedule. Right now she's away at camp for three weeks so DH and I are having date nights every night of the weekend and getting lots of extra work hours during the week. We do need to get a little more sleep. Hour-long Sunday afternoon naps are lovely, and still don't make up for getting less than seven hours of sleep during the week.
    So how long were you overseas? I notice changes in what's available sometimes, but it sounds like you really saw a difference.
    ThyPeace, spent a lot of time in Getmany a few years back. Mostly noticed how many songs and clothes and hairstyles were popular there first and then in the US.
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from ThyPeace in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    husband-"why don't you want to eat raisins?"
    me-"I don't know if they might have sugar on them...!"
    husband-"the only way you will avoid sugar is if you literally live in the middle of nowhere and only eat grass"
     
    PWO-chicken and mayo
    w/o-5k interval run followed by weights
    PWO-chicken with sweet potato
    M1-primal restaurant's pesto chicken salad-walnuts, mixed greens, apple, chicken 
    M2-cauliflower mashed potato with roasted veg
    M3-sashimi with friends (kind of a combination with m2 so I wouldn't go to dinner too hungry)
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from fastwalker in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    me-"are you just trying to be funny to get on my food blog?"
    husband-"NOBODY CARES ABOUT BLOGGING FOOD!!!"
     
    m1-daily routine of 3 eggs fried, kale, mayo
    m2-tuna salad with apple etc etc 
    PWO-tuna salad and a hardboiled egg
    W.o-Rugby
    No post workout meal
    m3-chicken with white/sweet potato mix and salad greens
     
    it sounds boring, but I swear I have just gotten into certain routines! easy breezy!
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from Wendy and Frankie in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    Thypeace-
    I am glad you had a lovely holiday with your family celebrating! I find it is always nice to find activities to fill the time. If I am sitting around at the beach or such then I tend to give it. But, if I have something to occupy my mind it goes so much easier!
     
    We have made it to NC, and have been enjoying the super heat that comes with the beach. It is absolutely lovely! We have joined a crossfit gym and have been going during the week and trying to surf as much as we can. Very active. I have treated myself to some popcorn, gluten free brownies that my aunt made, etc etc. However, I am still cooking most of my meals and that gives me great control.
     
    Also-TESSAMAE mayo is literally the best thing that has ever happened. I have been throwing it on absolutely everything. The amount of whole30 foods has literally tripled since I was last in the states. Whole30 sugar free bacon, mayo etc etc have been such an absolute treat!!! We even picked up some frozen cauliflower rice at trader joes! I am in heaven )
     
    Today-
    PWO-1/2 chicken burger with mayo 
    WO-3 rep max front squat-135
    5k run-24 mins
    Breakfast/PWO-applegate hot dogs (again, easy and delicious), pre cut kale (super treat), egg, tomatoes, mayo and 1/2 sweet potato. 
     
     
    Being back in the states is like christmas morning every time I go to the grocery store.
     
    Then my husband reminds me that "going to the grocery store is not a hobby."
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    RachelRoberts2 reacted to NoMoreCrunchyCravings in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    Your conversations with your husband are amazing-- I can't wait to read more!
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    husband-sarcastically-"do you want fat with your eggs"
    me-genuinely-"yes please"
    husband-"ITS MAYO. JUST CALL IT WHAT IT IS"
     
    m1-eggs, the aforementioned mayo, kale, apple
    m2-chicken, roasted veg, cauliflower mash
    PWO-chicken breast with mayo
    W/O-spin class with burpee thing
    PWO-chicken breast with sweet potato
    M3-lamo leftovers, probably chickennnn
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    Me-"are you going to eat frozen yogurt in America?"
    husband-"maybe, i'm not sure yet"
    me-"nope, none for me"
    husband-"JUST EAT THINGS YOU LIKE. YOU ARE INSANE SOMETIMES"
    me-"not unless its the most super special frozen yogurt."
    husband-"rolls eyes until they fall out of his head"
     
    m1:3 eggs, kale, mayo
    m2:chicken breast, cauliflower mash, roasted veg
    PWO-chicken w/ mayo
    W/O-burpees, running blah blah
    PWO-chicken
    M3-pork ribs with smashed potatoes and roasted veg. 
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    husband-"you don't need to workout every day."
    me-"but it makes me feel really good, and plus I don't yell at you as much."
    husband-"but you never yell at me"
    me-"exactly"
     
     
    m1-2 hardboiled eggs, mayo, kale
    m2-tuna salad with apple, mayo, pomegranate seeds, cucumbers, and mixed greens (very hungry three hours later)
    PWO-two ribs, chicken breast and mayo
    W.O-5k run, 3x15 burpee, 3x15 squat, 3x15 jump lunge, 5x10m bear crawl, and 15 burpee jump hold
    PWO-half chicken breast and some sweet potato
    M3-leftover chicken and veg with cauliflower mash
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from ThyPeace in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    Thypeace- I'm convinced he has unrealistic expectations for me sometimes. But I'd rather have him t
    hink I'm strong than weak!
    My friend brought over fruit salad last night and we loved it! Then I found out she put some pomegranate syrup on it....delicious but I could feel the sugar like it was racing through my veins!! I know sugar really messes with my systems so I'm trying to avoid at all costs!
    Today-
    M1-same eggs and kale
    M2- preworkout-chicken(needed fat)
    Workout-5k lifting and burpees
    M2-leftover curry and cauliflower mash
    Officially done with work until august!! America here we come!
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from ThyPeace in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    yesterdaaaay-
     
    meals were the same bits and bobs. we are leaving for America in 3 days and trying to eat what is lefffft. However, I went to go workout at around 5/6 and had some almond butter and vegetables before hand. I only ran 5k and did some burpees, but literally couldn't be bothered to eat. I was not hungry even for fish and broccoli so I just didn't eat..bad? Woke up this morning fine and just went around as normal...
     
    today-
    m1-breakfast as usual
    m2-cauliflower mash, roasted veg, chicken 
    m3-curry with friends at ours (great excuse to cook at home, something that I can cook and just serve with rice to everyone else)
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    RachelRoberts2 got a reaction from ThyPeace in My husband says I am a sad loser   
    husband-"why don't you want to eat raisins?"
    me-"I don't know if they might have sugar on them...!"
    husband-"the only way you will avoid sugar is if you literally live in the middle of nowhere and only eat grass"
     
    PWO-chicken and mayo
    w/o-5k interval run followed by weights
    PWO-chicken with sweet potato
    M1-primal restaurant's pesto chicken salad-walnuts, mixed greens, apple, chicken 
    M2-cauliflower mashed potato with roasted veg
    M3-sashimi with friends (kind of a combination with m2 so I wouldn't go to dinner too hungry)