FairyL0u

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About FairyL0u

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  • Birthday 01/02/1978

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    Running, Walking, Reading, Cooking, Learning, Travel, Adventures, Challenges, Swimming

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  1. Thank you for sharing that, it is really lovely to read about your many successes
  2. FairyL0u

    Day Zero

    Day 9 - boring myself with this log so I'm stopping (the log, not the W30)
  3. FairyL0u

    Day Zero

    Day 5 and day 6 meal 1 - eggs and leeks and mushrooms meal 2 - veg chilli soup Meal 3 (Saturday) beef stew Meal 3 (Sunday) roast leg of Mutton, potatoes roasted in duck fat, Jerusalem artichokes, broccoli, cabbage, etc....
  4. FairyL0u

    Day Zero

    day 4 - new plan Meal 1 - far from ideal, can of tuna I've found in my desk with some pickled chili peppers... Meal 2 - most likely some form of fish and vegetables Meal 3 - fillet steak, broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, green beans... possibly a sweet potato There's too much ice to be able to go for after work runs this week but I'm really hoping it'll be OK for my long run tomorrow, we'll see - I'm not keen on slipping over so will skip it if conditions are bad
  5. FairyL0u

    Day Zero

    day 4 - no plan.... eek....
  6. FairyL0u

    Day Zero

    Day 3 - meal 1 absent again, I have a cold & feel somewhat unwell... Meal 2 (planned) 2/3 large eggs cooked in ghee, hashed together with leeks & mushrooms with broccoli & green beans Meal 3 - duck confit, cabbage roasted with cumin, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, green beans, maybe some beetroot.
  7. FairyL0u

    Day Zero

    Day 2 - no breakfast snow & ice & bad things in general = steaming the lock off the shed to get my bike out then being obliged to walk parts of the way to work. Meal 1(2) - lunch time - left over mutton curry & veg from the weekend, plus a boiled egg. Meal 2(3) - tea time - salmon fillet, cabbage, broccoli, beetroot, green beans, Brussel sprouts Most likely no run tonight because of the ice
  8. FairyL0u

    Day Zero

    Day 1: Meal 1 - a bit dodgy truth be told, running late for medical appointment so no veg, just sliced turkey... oh well... Meal 2 - huge amount of veg (green beans, broccoli, courgette, carrot) and some squid in olive oil Meal 3 - pork chop, beetroot, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, roast cabbage, green beans Lots of water, too much coffee, not enough fat....
  9. FairyL0u

    Day Zero

    Today is day zero, tomorrow being day 1 . I will be happy and healthy...
  10. FairyL0u

    Day 1 Nov 4th

    Be careful with liquorice tea... in 'excessive' (whatever that means) quantity it can be somewhat dangerous/alarming, causing hypertension & water retention. A couple of years ago I got a little obsessed with it, i think due to the sweetness, and ended up gaining 21lb in water over a couple of days - I know it was water because once I realsied what had happened I stopped the tea and measured my liquid inputs & outputs (it takes a lot of widdle to rid a body of 21lbs of water ) it was gone within 3 - 4 days but I think it could potentially be dangerous for people with existing high blood pressure, etc.
  11. FairyL0u

    FIRST TIMER - Starting 4/9/18

    I am also starting tomorrow, it'll be my fourth full round.
  12. FairyL0u

    Starting January 2!

    Happy day 28! Today I have discovered the most amazing thing - left over apple sauce (literally cooked Bramley apple with fennel seeds) made for Sunday dinner is completely delicious with veg and eggs for breakfast who knew? On another note, I see lots of people starting to plan introductions, which is very sensible at this stage. It's my third round and all I'll be bringing back for now is wine for cooking (not drinking), lack of it is too limiting for weekend dinners in the slow cooker and it does me no noticeable harm. For people reintroducing right away I'd highly recommend keeping a record of what and when and how you feel - it's easy to sweep a less than good reaction under the carpet when there's a strong emotional or nostalgic connection with the food.... I've certainly allowed that to happen in the past ...
  13. FairyL0u

    Starting January 2!

    I've found that planning extra starchy carbs works for me, also just eating 'more' in general for the few days before it's due seems to help. Sweet potatoes and ghee, maybe a bit extra protein too and you can never have too much broccoli in my opinion - obviously not everyone feels that way about broccoli though
  14. FairyL0u

    Starting January 2!

    It's the evening of day 14 for me and I'm posting in recognition of an NSV that's easily overlooked. I have atrocious pmt carb cravings every month; no matter what I do or eat I always want extra easy sugar. One of the best things about whole30 is that it's really easy to feel hungry and just eat more food, no counting how many calories are contained within some godsforsaken packet of nutrition free pseudo-food - I just eat a bit more home cooked, delicious, actual food and move on, safe in the knowledge that my appetite will balance out next week happy days (and really tasty stir-fry with pineapple)
  15. FairyL0u

    Starting January 2!

    I'm most likely starting on the 2nd - it'll be my 40th birthday and my third full Wh30 Looking forward to feeling healthy after a highly indulgent festive season