Mamatutu

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    Mamatutu reacted to MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Can I just pat myself on the back for a second
    I am a HUGE comfort eater!! Being sick is one of those times I WANT/NEED comfort food!!  I don’t have an appetite right now per say but I have killer cravings and habits calling to me big time!! I want sugary sprite, I want cold ice cream, I want warm, homemade, thick noodled, chicken noodle soup and saltine crackers. I want my dads chocolate chip cookies and I want my grandma to bring me orange popsicles. I want all of those things to make me feel better! 
    And you know what….. I haven’t touched any of them. I’m in my emotionally weak place and I’m still staying on plan (I mean other than the one cough drop I tried that did nothing for my sore throat). 
    These are the moments I usually cave and say screw it! Give me all the chocolate! But this time I’m not. This time I’m reminding myself that the bigger picture here is caring for my MS and body in a way that maybe, just maybe I will get sick less often. This isn’t just about swimsuit season anymore. It’s about my health. 
     
    i got this. 
     
    we all got this 
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    Mamatutu got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I'm a keen prepper too, kinda ran out of prepped things today and it made putting together a decent balanced meal a bit of a chore.  Food shop tomorrow and an afternoon prepping and I'll be back in the swing.
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    Mamatutu reacted to MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I really wanna get on a scale. I feel so much lighter already but I know in the grand scheme of things that’s not important. It’s still a hard mindset to change. 
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    Mamatutu reacted to Rebecca001 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Well it’s day 13 here and I feel good, considering my boy has covid, I’m working from home, I’m missing some really important things at work and have had to leave them in incompetent hands and…. I feel chill. Serene. Ran after I finished working and definitely felt the tiger starting to purr. 
     
    food prep is one of my ultimate favourite things about this plan. Is my Sunday ‘me time’, while cooking the family roast I make all my things for the week. Usually it’s my mayo, a meat thing (eg koftas, fish cakes or chicken) for lunches, a veg thing (this week it was roasted tomatoes with garlic and basil) and prep a meal for Monday nights as well. Chop some carrot sticks and make a dip. It really helps me to streamline my menu as I then have the same thing for lunch until weds/thurs. I often pack them up in tubs as well so I can literally add a handful of fresh leaves and take to work. 
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    Mamatutu got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    That's what I did with my cod, it had a crust of ground garlic cloves, fresh thyme and salt.  I drizzled it in olive oil then baked it in foil.  To be honest it was even better the next day as left overs as the garlic had really worked it's magic overnight.
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    Mamatutu got a reaction from itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    That's what I did with my cod, it had a crust of ground garlic cloves, fresh thyme and salt.  I drizzled it in olive oil then baked it in foil.  To be honest it was even better the next day as left overs as the garlic had really worked it's magic overnight.
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    Mamatutu got a reaction from Aliem999 in Let's Try this again! Blogging from the UK.   
    Day 8.  The hormonal hunger has passed as I thought it would, typically I'm 50 years old and really beginning to understand my body signals just as I'm going in to menopause!!!  I only had 2 meals today as I really feasted on meal 1 and still felt stuffed when I was cooking meal 2.
    Meal 1 - leftover roasted veg with fried eggs and a big dollop of avomayo. Banana.
    Meal 2 - pork stir fry with cashews and sesame seeds

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    Mamatutu got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I'm a fraud I'm afraid, I married a Welshman and he took me home with him   I'm from the glorious town of Brighton on the south coast of England, about 250 miles from where I live now.  that said I've lived in Wales for half my life now and even speak a few words of Welsh so I'm 'almost' Welsh lol
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    Mamatutu reacted to itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I'm snacking on dates after dinner, sometimes I stuff them with a little almond butter. (I know that sugar after dinner is frowned upon, and I should be a good girl and have a cup of herbal tea instead). As the challenge goes on, I'm going to them less and less, and they seem to get sweeter and sweeter. A little berries and cream would be nice too, or some frozen cherries let to defrost a little. 
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    Mamatutu reacted to Rebecca001 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Difficult day for me today. Had my covid booster, felt a bit rubbish and have a really sore arm and a headache tonight. All day at school we’ve been covid testing and I have spent the day phoning parents and chasing covid results- genuinely, covid makes up 75% of my daily work. What would I do without it??!! (Jokes, it’s a nightmare and I can’t wait for it to be over!) 
    foods been on track but average. Leftover roast dinner, cold roast pork, fruit, salad. Glad I prepped so much yesterday as it was great to open the fridge and find good w30 staples in there. 
     
    1/3 of the way though now. Day 10&11 are notoriously difficult, so I’m bracing myself for another difficult day tomorrow but hopefully the tiger blood is in sight soon! 
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    Mamatutu reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Try this again! Blogging from the UK.   
    Adding some fat may help. Don't see a ton of it in your diary. You are supposed to have something other than your cooking fat. It definitely works for me (most days....those days leading up to my TOM can be challenging...aka hormones haha)
    Keep it up though! Glad you are feeling better eating nourishing foods!
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    Mamatutu reacted to Aliem999 in Whole30 Journey Round?   
    Oh! And my resting heart rate has literally plummeted. yesterday it was 59, which it has not been since I was significantly more in shape. Maybe not the most exciting NSV but it is something tangible to show that this is making my body happy! Literally down 10 beats per minute in about a week.
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    Mamatutu reacted to MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I will check out the other threads where you post your menu- I love fish and chips. Suzanne Somers had a book out about 20 years ago where she had a clever way to create a paleo "breading" to make fish and chips. I'll have to dig that up again. I think it might be compliant here as it is okay to use herbs and spices to create a breading.
    Last night's dinner was Chicken Stroganoff on leftover celery root/mashed potatoes with a spinach/power green salad, roasted butternut squash, red onion and pecans. Created a whole30 mayo based "creamy balsamic dressing"  Really good.
    Last note: You are from Wales! Half my ancestry is from Wales -  it's a bucket list country for me for sure.
      
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    Mamatutu got a reaction from Barbara M in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Well this is a bit gross but I'm not burping so much, I'm much less bloated and it's only day 2.  
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    Mamatutu got a reaction from Barbara M in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Hi all,  I thought I should check in here as this seems to be where all the action is at on the forum lately.  I started on Jan 4th so this is day 2 for me.  This is my second W30, the last being 7 years ago so I'm long over due to reset my poor old body.  I'm also a servant to the sugar dragon so I really need this to slay him and put him back in the box.  I'm UK based and that makes following the plan a little trickier as we have no W30 approved items available here, so lots of label reading for me.  That said I love cooking and rarely used ready made ingredients so actually reading ingredient labels is not much of a chore. I once read that if you can't pronounce half the things in an ingredient list then you are probably better off avoiding it any way!  Day 2 is going really well so far, i had bacon and eggs with grilled tomato and mushrooms for breakfast and it felt like it was a treat!  
    Hope everyone is getting on OK?
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    Mamatutu got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Hi all,  I thought I should check in here as this seems to be where all the action is at on the forum lately.  I started on Jan 4th so this is day 2 for me.  This is my second W30, the last being 7 years ago so I'm long over due to reset my poor old body.  I'm also a servant to the sugar dragon so I really need this to slay him and put him back in the box.  I'm UK based and that makes following the plan a little trickier as we have no W30 approved items available here, so lots of label reading for me.  That said I love cooking and rarely used ready made ingredients so actually reading ingredient labels is not much of a chore. I once read that if you can't pronounce half the things in an ingredient list then you are probably better off avoiding it any way!  Day 2 is going really well so far, i had bacon and eggs with grilled tomato and mushrooms for breakfast and it felt like it was a treat!  
    Hope everyone is getting on OK?
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    Mamatutu reacted to MizRik in Shan_Byrd   
    Im still here!! 
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    Mamatutu got a reaction from MizRik in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Well this is a bit gross but I'm not burping so much, I'm much less bloated and it's only day 2.  
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    Mamatutu reacted to buragoz in Smoking meat   
    I like to smoke the meat at home because it has a delicious flavor. Sometimes the meat smells of vanilla, other times of caramel. I experimented with many ways to smoke meat. I love ribs with kosher salt and black pepper, and a little bit of garlic. All the ingredients are good, chosen by me, the less, so the intense taste of the smoking will be present. Also, lately, I have tried to dry the meat to cook homemade beef jerky. I ate it with a friend, and I liked that it wasn't too dry. I asked him where he bought it from, and he told me, well, you can do it at home too. Ok, I was looking for a good dehydrator at bigwigjerky.com.au and I tried my best to have a good result.
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    Mamatutu reacted to Rebecca001 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I like the cacao orange one from Lidl but they are too yummy so I’ve banned myself from them for this round. 
     
    Friday night, no alcohol, no junk food! I am so incredibly hungry, meeting overran at work and I missed my lunch, then worked at home and now just cooking dinner. A simple rib eye and sweet potato fries and salad! I hope to get a good nights sleep tonight, and feel the benefits of no alcohol tomorrow! 
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    Mamatutu reacted to Rebecca001 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @christine19 happy new year! Good to see you here too! 
     
    I slept much better last night, no weird night sweats, no weird dreams…. I’m glad it’s Friday but also slightly apprehensive about the first dry weekend. A lot of my family are doing dry January so that’s quite motivating. I also have those flickers of motivating energy, it’s amazing how quickly they reappear and I find quicker with subsequent W30s. I have this tremendous urge to clear out my wardrobes and storage in Marie Kondo style, just throw everything to charity and have lovely open clear cupboards! Usually an indicator that my w30 is starting to work! 
     
    have a great day everyone. 
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    Mamatutu got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Well this is a bit gross but I'm not burping so much, I'm much less bloated and it's only day 2.  
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    Mamatutu got a reaction from itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Well this is a bit gross but I'm not burping so much, I'm much less bloated and it's only day 2.  
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    Mamatutu reacted to itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Grateful to have you all here with me!!! The group is awesome. 
    Day 8 for me today - and I find I'm far less hungry today than usual. Its 1015am here, and I haven't even craved a snack yet - usually I would have already eaten an RX bar and be wanting something more still. WIN. 
    What are your wins so far? 
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    Mamatutu reacted to Rebecca001 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @Mamatutu I agree- we have no approved W30 things here. I manage ok but i get very envious when I hear about compliant Italian sausage and things like that! 
     
    day 5 for me today. I feel pretty good, work was busy and I was starving by lunchtime but I had taken my food with me so was fully prepared. Tonight I have made a spicy pineapple chicken dish which I will have with mashed swede. Looks really tasty in the oven at the moment. 
     
    no workout for me as such today, Wednesday is always my rest day. I will do a yoga video later though, I am following Adrienes 30 day yoga this month although I’m not managing it every day, so doing day 3 today. 
     
    after my meal I will prep my lunch for tomorrow. It might be leftovers from today if there’s enough left, or salad and fish if not.