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    stealthstitcher got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in The Long Haul   
    I had unexpected company over the weekend, and ended up going off plan. So that was 21 days for my first streak of eating whole30-style. This log probably doesn't actually belong here, as I'm not doing a proper whole30, but am rather keeping track of my eating and how it effects me in general. Maybe I will wrap up here and move to the post-whole30 logs, which is where this probably belongs. 
    In regards to going off plan on Sunday, I don't feel that it was necessarily a poor choice. I made a deliberate choice to eat something that isn't particularly a problem food - barbequed short ribs, provided by my brother. I feel like it was a reasonable off-plan choice. 1. My brother didn't know I was doing Whole30, 2. Barbeque is not a food without breaks for me, 3. The rest of the meal was on plan, 4. I didn't use this as an excuse to go on a crazy binge. I think that last one is the most important. If I'd gone off plan for chocolate cake or something, there's no telling where it would stop. 
    So, the counter restarts and now I see if I can break 21 days. 
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    stealthstitcher got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    You can do it!
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    stealthstitcher reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 27, Monday February 1, 2021
    Sleep: 11pm - 7am, 8 hours. Awake 17min at 11, 9 min at 3:30, 4 min at 6. No insomnia.
    M1: sweet potato, kale, prosciutto, 2 eggs, ghee
    Snack: dates and pecans
    M2: shepherd's pie
    Snack: Blueberry Rx bar
    M3: tomato-vegetable-hamburger soup, white potatoes and onions fried in ghee
    I definitely feel that I'm sleeping better since I began this Whole30 but my sleep pattern is still not set.  I think it's a good idea to make a sleep schedule for myself but will I set my bedtime at 10, 10:30 or 11?  Sometimes I'm just too tired to wait until 11, and sometimes I'm too bored to stay up because there's nowhere to go and nothing on TV.  I need to set an evening activity schedule to include crafting and reading because I doubt that the province will open up at the end of the Stay At Home order next week and so the restrictions will likely continue.  For me this means no gym and no evenings out.  Evenings will be easier when the weather is milder and I can take a long walk in the evening. 
    What time will I plan to get out of bed?  I used to be an early riser and that is how I identify but lately I haven't been getting up until 7, 8, or later.  I  tend to feel happiest when I begin my day at 6am.
    For now my goal will be to go to bed at 11 and get up at 7.  I will stop drinking water at 9pm.  The weather is less cold so I will try to walk 7km every day again.  
    5... 4... only 3 more days to go!
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    stealthstitcher reacted to Contessa in Contessa's January reset   
    1/28/21, day 31:
    Well, here we are at the close of this Whole 30. This one has been an adventure, and I'm grateful for the chance to have this time at home. In hindsight, I probably did not put enough energy into cooking and meal planning this time around! Even with infusions from the soup goddess, I drove myself slightly nuts with the same meals every day! I do like what I like, except for when I have it 3x/day with little variety.
    Wishing my fellow W30 sojourners a satisfying close to this month's journey, a pleasure to travel alongside you.
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    stealthstitcher reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 22, Wednesday January 27, 2021
    M1: green beans, prosciutto, 2 eggs, ghee
    M2: l/o mixed stir fried veg in olive oil, chicken wings
    Snack: pork rinds, dates and cashews
    M3: romaine salad with grapes, chicken, green goddess dressing
    Sleep: midnight to 7:00am, 7 hours with 15 minutes awake 4:30
    Energy: high in the morning, fairly high all day long
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    Hmm, sleep is still a bit weird. Also today I don't have much of an appetite. I wouldn't say it's food boredom - just, eating at all seems like too much trouble. I feel like I have had this with whole30 in the past, so I don't think it's really weird and it will probably pass in a few days. 
    Last night was pretty rough - the only reasons I did not go off plan were that I didn't have any baking supplies in the house and the weather was lousy so I didn't want to go out. I've found that no matter what it is, I can do pretty well for two weeks - an exercise plan, eating well - and then after two weeks it doesn't feel worth it any more. I think that's probably because by the two week point, any exciting newness has worn off but you're not really seeing any big results. Small results, but not big exciting ones. I always plan to plan for this - "Okay, you know that at the two week mark, it's going to get rough, so have something pleasant to get you past that." - but then I fail to actually plan anything. This also tends to be the grayest part of the year in my area - we might go weeks with no real sunlight, and that always hits me hard. I did try a light box before but didn't notice any positive effect. Oh well, enough whining. 
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    What a weird night ...
    I've been having restless sleeping - lots of weird dreams and waking up off and on through the night. But I don't usually have a problem falling asleep. It's more like, I'll wake up briefly at midnight and two and four ... But last night, I could not get to sleep. I was really sleepy and went to bed just a bit early, right around 10 ... and laid there for HOURS. I was sleepy enough that I couldn't seem to get myself up to read or potter around the house for a bit, but also wasn't able to fall asleep. Around 2 I finally got up and read for a while - super sleepy the whole time - then went back to bad and STILL couldn't fall asleep. I finally fell asleep some time around 4 and, of course, overslept. I have no idea what was going on with that. But my stomach was just a little bit upset - the only think I can think of is that I had some rather underripe strawberries with supper. But I can't imagine that would keep me awake all night.
    Due to oversleeping I once again didn't eat breakfast before coming to work. I haven't done this a ton, but there have been a few days where I've overslept, and I just can't seem to squeeze in cooking and eating breakfast before work. Today is very cold and very gray and I only have dull routine tasks that need to be accomplished. I'm going to take a few minutes to sip tea, stare at the wall, and try to get motivated.
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    stealthstitcher reacted to Contessa in Contessa's January reset   
    My older brother and I have been working on our Whole 30s together this month, and together, we seem to have accidentally inspired our mother to start a Whole 30 of her own. I have very mixed feelings about this. My poor mother seems to have been on a diet of some sort or another for her adult life (she is 75). She takes exquisite care of herself, isn't on any prescription medication, cuts a trim profile, and has a darned "healthy diet" as it is. I truly believe I have inherited some generational body image dysfunction/food obsession tendencies from her. Now she's all gung ho for a Whole 30 and excited to try it. Sigh. I am not letting this steal my joy or anything, but it's landing in a weird way today. The dynamic between mothers and daughters can be very complex! Joint stiffness has bothered her in recent years. I certainly appreciate her desire to get some relief from it and will cheer her on while continuing to pay attention to my own stuff.
    Signed,
    Probably Not a Good Time to Quit Therapy
    Food journal for days 25-27.... I just stopped recording food here for a few days, because it was all sort of melding into this river of sameness. But it was all Whole 30, and tasty.
    Food journal for 1/25/21, day 28:
    Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg plus the latest batch of Very Good Brussels Sprouts and veggies
    Lunch: Winter vegetable soup with chicken sausage from the soup goddess (wish I had the recipe for that one, it was dynamite)
    Dinner: Veggies + ground beef + sauce
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    stealthstitcher reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 20, Monday January 25, 2021
    M1: l/o stamppot; 2 small eggs, prosciutto, ghee
    Snack: nuts, raisins, apple
    M2: tomato-veg-hamburger soup
    Snack: chicken wings
    M3: romaine salad with grapes, avocado, chicken, GG dressing
    Sleep: 11:30 - 7:00, 7 1/2 hours, awake twice for 11 minutes and seven minutes
    Energy: through the roof from the start of the day!  Def feels like Tiger Blood.  
    Hunger: I was HUNGRY this morning, and ate lots of trail mix. Too much maybe, but I was definitely hungry.
     
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    stealthstitcher got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in The Long Haul   
    Well, that was a weekend. I accomplished many annoying chores that I'd been putting off, including the plumbing repair which, as all plumbing repairs do, took approximately four times longer than anticipated and required two trips to the home improvement store. 
    The result of all this productivity is that I absolutely did not want to cook. Since it was the weekend, all my batch cooking for the week was pretty much gone. Without technically being non-compliant, I definitely had some meals that were not ... ideal. Did I have one meal that was just bacon? Yes, yes I did. I also had way more fruit than was probably wise, because it was just so much easier to grab a banana than to stop and clean up and fix a meal. There is a Chipotle that I could have ordered from, but that gets expensive and also ... am I even allowed to say this? I don't really like Chipotle. (Gasp, shock, horror! No, but really, I've had a number of people react with shock to this. You HAVE to like Chipotle!) 
    So a note to future self: when planning a super productive weekend of messy and tiring chores, make sure to have all meals planned, prepped, and ready to go - either with no cooking or prepped in a foil packet or something. 
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    stealthstitcher reacted to Contessa in Contessa's January reset   
    Lord have mercy, this week at work is just wrecking me. I'm trying to do the jobs of 2 people. The company has brought in a new person to help, which is good, but you know... onboarding a new person always slows you down at first. This is what's known as irony. I think that if I wasn't doing a Whole 30 right now, I would probably be rage-eating over how overwhelmed I feel, so.... yay for not doing that, I guess?
    Food journal for 1/21/21, day 23:
    Breakfast: Ground beef plus veggies plus sauce
    Lunch: Avocado-chocolate smoothie
    Dinner: Last of the coconut chicken curry with Very Good Brussels Sprouts* and balsamic aioli dipping sauce**
    *Friends, the secret of deilcious brussels sprouts is just nuking them within an inch of their little sprouty lives! This ultra simple recipe from Cooks Illustrated yields delicious sprouts with perfect tender/crispy texture. As with all Cooks Illustrated recipes, it's a tad fussy, but also worth the fuss.
    *VERY GOOD BRUSSELS SPROUTS
    2 ¼ lbs  Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved     3 tablespoons olive oil     1 tablespoon water    Salt and pepper Serves 6 to 8
     
    If you are buying loose  Brussels sprouts, select those that are about 1½ inches long. Quarter  Brussels sprouts longer than 2½ inches; don’t cut sprouts shorter than 1 inch.
    1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 500 degrees. Toss  Brussels sprouts, oil, water, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in large bowl until sprouts are coated. Transfer sprouts to rimmed baking sheet and arrange so cut sides are facing down.
    2. Cover sheet tightly with aluminum foil and roast for 10 minutes. Remove foil and continue to cook until  Brussels sprouts are well browned and tender, 10 to 12 minutes longer. Transfer to serving platter, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
    **BALSAMIC AIOLI DIPPING SAUCE
    Put some mayonnaise into a fancy little bowl. Drizzle just a few drops of balsamic vinegar into the oil. Stir with a spoon. Dip sprouts and enjoy.
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    stealthstitcher reacted to Contessa in The Long Haul   
    You have perfectly highlighted a mental tug-of-war I'm starting to get into. "After this Whole 30 is over, I'll have a boba tea." "After this Whole 30 is over, I'll put ice cream back in my freezer." It's depressingly easy for human beings to forget their past (even their very recent past — feeling low-energy and wobbly after carelessly consuming just such foods only a few weeks ago). I have thought for some time about simply cutting out some foods from my diet, period. I know people who don't eat "recreational sugar," for example, or friends who just don't go near white flour. It's a liberating thought. If we know we're going to feel terrible when we eat these foods, maybe let's just... not eat them?
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    I know it's just that she's worried, but some days hearing about the importance of fat free milk and raisin bran for the calcium, iron, and fiber (can't get those from meats and vegetables, you know!), or the dangers of red meat, egg yolks, and all fats, drives me crazy! The 90s have a lot to answer for ...
    Yesterday was almost too calm! But I got a lot of cleaning done. The house needed it - I don't think I'd done a really thorough cleaning since before Christmas. After my cleaning binge I didn't feel like cooking much so I just made eggs and vegetables. Eggs and vegetables are my "I'll just have a sandwich" of whole30.
    My breakfasts and lunches are incredibly repetitve, but for some reason that doesn't bother me at all. I have eggs and broccoli almost every morning, and I make a big pot of some meat and vegetable soup for the week for lunch. I do mix up the soup, typically using either beef or chicken and whatever vegetables and seasonings I have on hand that appeal to me. This week I have a chicken and tomato taco soup with some brussels sprouts and carrots that needed used up. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out - brussels sprouts and chicken taco seasonings? But it actually worked quite well. 
    Another NSV I'm particularly noticing this time is how I don't feel desperate for meals. I get hungry, but I don't have that "how am I going to survive another two hours until lunch?" feeling. When I'm not eating in a whole30 way, I get to the point where I want a snack about once an hour. I think part of it is just habit, but part is that it really is so important to get enough protein and fat to keep from feeling hungry all the time. 
    I'm also noticing how much pressure is off since I've decided to do this longer term. There's no, "in three weeks, I can eat ___" and trying to figure out how I'll manage to limit those foods to reasonable amounts and not end up back where I was. I know people say this isn't sustainable for ever, and I definitely see that perfect compliance isn't, but I feel that for me saying, "no, that's just something I don't eat" works better than trying to be moderate. 
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    I know it's just that she's worried, but some days hearing about the importance of fat free milk and raisin bran for the calcium, iron, and fiber (can't get those from meats and vegetables, you know!), or the dangers of red meat, egg yolks, and all fats, drives me crazy! The 90s have a lot to answer for ...
    Yesterday was almost too calm! But I got a lot of cleaning done. The house needed it - I don't think I'd done a really thorough cleaning since before Christmas. After my cleaning binge I didn't feel like cooking much so I just made eggs and vegetables. Eggs and vegetables are my "I'll just have a sandwich" of whole30.
    My breakfasts and lunches are incredibly repetitve, but for some reason that doesn't bother me at all. I have eggs and broccoli almost every morning, and I make a big pot of some meat and vegetable soup for the week for lunch. I do mix up the soup, typically using either beef or chicken and whatever vegetables and seasonings I have on hand that appeal to me. This week I have a chicken and tomato taco soup with some brussels sprouts and carrots that needed used up. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out - brussels sprouts and chicken taco seasonings? But it actually worked quite well. 
    Another NSV I'm particularly noticing this time is how I don't feel desperate for meals. I get hungry, but I don't have that "how am I going to survive another two hours until lunch?" feeling. When I'm not eating in a whole30 way, I get to the point where I want a snack about once an hour. I think part of it is just habit, but part is that it really is so important to get enough protein and fat to keep from feeling hungry all the time. 
    I'm also noticing how much pressure is off since I've decided to do this longer term. There's no, "in three weeks, I can eat ___" and trying to figure out how I'll manage to limit those foods to reasonable amounts and not end up back where I was. I know people say this isn't sustainable for ever, and I definitely see that perfect compliance isn't, but I feel that for me saying, "no, that's just something I don't eat" works better than trying to be moderate. 
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    stealthstitcher got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Congrats on halfway!
    Trying to sleep can be so frustrating - you can do everything right but if your body just won't sleep or sleep well, you can't make it. Hope you have a better night's rest!
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    stealthstitcher reacted to w30virgo in w30Virgo Round 4 January 2021   
    Day 19
    Another good day! With how frantic I was last week, and how messed up my sleep schedule was, I didn't really get to a good place with meal prepping/planning over the long weekend, so we've just been kind of foraging through the fridge for meals, and things haven't been as balanced as I like them to be. Staying "compatible," just not as many veggies as I like.
    We're touring a wedding venue tomorrow night at 6, so maybe we'll have leftovers before, or pick up takeout after. We'll decide after seeing what kind of leftovers we have tonight. My boyfriend wants wings, so we're going to make those tonight. Wings are one of our favorite foods, but we haven't gotten them through Butcher Box since we started ordering with them. They finally offered them as a Member Deal last month, so we ordered 6 lbs, and I have more coming in our box this month. We'll have the wings with probably some raw veggies, or maybe we'll make sweet potato fries in the oven.
    Physically I'm feeling really good - tons of energy, less gastrointestinal issues than normal, and my skin is finally clearing up - I'm going on four or five days without any new pimples. We're starting to think about reintroduction. Dave's fantasizing about eating candy and all of the different stuff he can have, but I'm trying to remain committed to a strict, clear reintroduction. If I do this right, I'll really identify my sensitivities, and can develop a sustainable way of eating to carry me forward. I know that I'm going to reintroduce champagne on our first day of reintro, to celebrate our engagement, the inauguration of a new president, and our successful Whole30. Not sure what will come after that, though.
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    stealthstitcher reacted to Contessa in Contessa's January reset   
    Hmmmm.... I wonder where my entry for yesterday's food went. It was all good Whole 30 stuff. I have so many tabs open on my browser this week that I've started to confuse myself and write over drafts. Alas! Will democracy be safe if it never knows that I spent yesterday eating protein, vegetables, and sauce?!
    Food journal for 1/20/21, day 22:
    Breakfast: Chicken plus veggies plus sauce; coffee with almond milk
    Lunch: Ground beef + shredded veggies
    Dinner: Paleo chicken soup from the soup goddess
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    stealthstitcher reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 15, Wednesday January 20, 2021
    M1: 1/2 cup onion beef soup while breakfast was cooking; sweet potato, kale, prosciutto, eggs, 4 oz OJ
    M2: carrot, onion-beef soup
    Snack: cashews and dates
    M3: stamppot with potatoes, carrots and ghee; tenderloin steak
    My sleep was solid from midnight until 6am.  The problem is that I went to bed at 11 and got up at 9.  From 6 - 9am I slept lightly, about 1/2 of the time.  I just wasn't rested enough to get up at 6, and I was falling asleep on the couch last night at 10:15.  I'm beginning to realize that my sleep patterns reflect other stuff going on around here that I'm working on to overcome.  Being isolated throughout our Stay-At-Home order isn't helping.  I will continue to eat well to give my body the best fighting chance to work through this while my mind is occupied with its own struggles.  My goal last W30 was to learn to cook easy and healthy every day meals, and to be on auto pilot with respect to healthy meal planning.  I continue to work on those goals.  Meal planning is still a struggle but yesterday I searched for some new recipes to move this goal forward.  I've come a long way.  
    NSV: I believe I look a little less muffin-toppy
    I'm half way :-)
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    stealthstitcher reacted to Contessa in The Long Haul   
    Just wanted to say that I relate to this state 100%! Good on you for staying on plan after a gnarly day.
    "Mom, did you know that almonds and leafy greens contain tons of calcium?"
    Hope today goes more smoothly for you
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    stealthstitcher reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in The Long Haul   
    I'm sorry @stealthstitcher you had such a crappy day. I smiled when I read how you cooked that lovely dinner and your healthy NSV's sound perfect.  Wishing you a much better day today, and another delicious dinner this evening.
    @Contessa I love your reply to the calcium snip.  Let's all keep that in our back pockets for when such a comment surfaces again.  
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    Yesterday did NOT calm down. I ended up working late in order to repair a giant rip someone had torn in the stage curtains and it was an extremely tedious and time consuming repair job. So I decided to let the faucet drip for another day and used my truncated evening to cook a good supper and relax a bit. Definitely a wise choice. I was tempted to go off plan following such a frustrating day but I knew nothing short of half a large pizza and a bag of chocolate would be satisfying, so instead I had the salmon, red potatoes, and broccoli/cauliflower I had planned. And it was pretty gosh darned good. I also had some fresh raspberries I'd been saving for just such an occasion. 
    I continue to have no real cravings (I wanted junk food out of grumpy laziness yesterday), no headaches, and better-fitting pants. 
    Talked to my mom and mentioned something about not eating junk food ... she said, "Are you on that low calcium diet again?! Women need dairy!" Sigh ... 
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    stealthstitcher got a reaction from Contessa in The Long Haul   
    Yesterday did NOT calm down. I ended up working late in order to repair a giant rip someone had torn in the stage curtains and it was an extremely tedious and time consuming repair job. So I decided to let the faucet drip for another day and used my truncated evening to cook a good supper and relax a bit. Definitely a wise choice. I was tempted to go off plan following such a frustrating day but I knew nothing short of half a large pizza and a bag of chocolate would be satisfying, so instead I had the salmon, red potatoes, and broccoli/cauliflower I had planned. And it was pretty gosh darned good. I also had some fresh raspberries I'd been saving for just such an occasion. 
    I continue to have no real cravings (I wanted junk food out of grumpy laziness yesterday), no headaches, and better-fitting pants. 
    Talked to my mom and mentioned something about not eating junk food ... she said, "Are you on that low calcium diet again?! Women need dairy!" Sigh ... 
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    stealthstitcher reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 14, Tuesday January 19, 2021
    M1: shepherd's pie
    Snack: walnuts and raisins
    M2: Big Ass Salad following MU's template in the email this week: Romaine & massaged kale, cucumber and grated carrot; blistered orange pepper; warm chicken pieces; pineapple; walnuts; lemon zest, avo oil, balsamic vinegar and herbs
    M3: shepherd's pie
    Both fridges need repair, a technician is coming tomorrow.  That's the thing with doing a thorough cleaning, you find problems that you didn't know about.  I'm so thankful that I didn't get too much fresh produce last week, everything is stuffed into the basement fridge and cold storage right now because the kitchen fridge isn't cooling properly.  
    NSV: all of the inflammation in my hips, knees and ankles is gone, but I continue to have a bit of pain in the top of my left foot and a tiny bit of plantar fasciitis in my right foot.  I think I need wider hiking boots and plan to replace them once the stores re-open in three weeks or maybe longer.  I really think that proper walking boots and shoes need to be fitted correctly, especially with these problems I have.  I also continue to stretch many times daily for the plantar problem.  My revised goal of walking seven km daily has been difficult to reach so far this week, but I will continue to try.  I'm grateful to Whole30 for getting rid of the inflammation so that I can get out to walk lots.
    I had trouble falling asleep last night and had a bit of insomnia at 6am, too early to get up.  I've considered adjusting my sleep goal down, to 7.5 hours each night but won't do that until I finish this round and see if 8 hours is truly what I need.  I want to see if the insomnia ends or even just improves with eating Whole30 first.  I use my FitBit Charge 3 to track my sleep.  
    NSV: I'm not experiencing any bad cravings.  The odd time I'll feel a tiny twinge, like this morning I felt a bit of a desire to have cereal with milk, just for the combination of crunch, cold and liquid.  It passed.  It's super important for me to have ready-to-eat meals handy though, for when these cravings hit when I'm hungry.  I continue to snack on nuts and dried fruit throughout the day.  There are worse things.... 
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    What a morning ... nothing terrible, just one little thing after another. Woke up late, faucet handle broke in my hand, didn't have time for breakfast, hair decided today was a good day to be frizzy, no staff parking spots left ...
    But, rather than stop for a double-chocolate muffin I brought a little extra food in my lunch - today is my weird double mini lunch day so I'll have lunch one a little early and make lunch two a little more substantial. But it would be nice if today would just calm down a little. 
    I was going to do a chicken stir fry last night but wasn't in the mood, so instead I breaded the cut up chicken pieces with almond flour and fried them. I wasn't sure it would be crunchy, but it was. (Last time I attempted such a thing the almond flour turned out to have expired two years ago and the result was a sort of soggy almond mush. Not recommended.) 
    This evening I'll fix the now-leaking faucet. Ordinarily before attempting anything plumbing-related I would get fast food so I wouldn't have to bother with cooking or cleaning the kitchen. Today I'll first have the supper I planned, clean up the kitchen, and then see what I can get done. If I end up not having energy the faucet can just leak for a few more days. (A faucet should be simple but I've found with plumbing, it's never simple.) 
     
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    What a morning ... nothing terrible, just one little thing after another. Woke up late, faucet handle broke in my hand, didn't have time for breakfast, hair decided today was a good day to be frizzy, no staff parking spots left ...
    But, rather than stop for a double-chocolate muffin I brought a little extra food in my lunch - today is my weird double mini lunch day so I'll have lunch one a little early and make lunch two a little more substantial. But it would be nice if today would just calm down a little. 
    I was going to do a chicken stir fry last night but wasn't in the mood, so instead I breaded the cut up chicken pieces with almond flour and fried them. I wasn't sure it would be crunchy, but it was. (Last time I attempted such a thing the almond flour turned out to have expired two years ago and the result was a sort of soggy almond mush. Not recommended.) 
    This evening I'll fix the now-leaking faucet. Ordinarily before attempting anything plumbing-related I would get fast food so I wouldn't have to bother with cooking or cleaning the kitchen. Today I'll first have the supper I planned, clean up the kitchen, and then see what I can get done. If I end up not having energy the faucet can just leak for a few more days. (A faucet should be simple but I've found with plumbing, it's never simple.)