MizRik

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    MizRik got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I am literally the worst at reintro. I mess it up every time. 
     
    bad bad bad weekend.  
     
    Plans…. Heading back to Whole30 for an unknown amount of time. Maybe two weeks, maybe 30 days, maybe longer. Then I REALLY need to do a proper reintro. 
     
    Good luck to all of you 
    Rikki 
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    MizRik reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Back on track today. Tomorrow's breakfast and lunch are prepped and tomorrow's dinner will be Whole Foods.
    I have been a bit more relaxed though. Did not really have much of a dinner since lunch was late and larger. Grazed off of my kid's plates. Did their roasted broccoli touch rice and ketchup? Probably. No visible contamination, but something I would not do during my 30 days. This was not eating after I was already full and I feel better about less food waste. Dog got the extra chicken nugget and some rice (haha), but I cleaned up the veggies.
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    MizRik reacted to Barbara M in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Thank you so much, @Aliem999! Also, I hope you feel better soon! I really appreciate it. Good to know about the raw veggies. I'm trying to increase my portions overall, but it's just hard to have enough time and energy to cook so much food. Still, I'm planning to do a Whole40, since my joint aches and pains haven't gone away (they've kind of gotten worse), to see if I just need a bit longer. 
    Big congrats to everyone who has finished the program!!! Cheers to all of you!!! Anyone have any Tiger Blood (catching up on posts now)??
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    MizRik reacted to tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I had a pretty darned good day! I have moved on to "Whole 30-ish". Today I went to my favorite brunch spot in a nearby town, sat outside in the cold Because Covid, and had Eggs Benedict -- but instead of bread or English muffin, I had them put it over spinach.
    So yummy!
    Went on a nice walk, maybe 2-3 miles, with a friend on the river nearby.
     
     
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    MizRik got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I don’t know what I was thinking…. Clearly I was in a post Night Shift fog and NOT thinking.
     
    A co-worker and I grabbed breakfast together on our way home from the hospital. I made the decision that I would intro gluten/flour. So I got a breakfast sandwich that was grilled chicken on a biscuit. No cheese. No sauce. Nothing else. Just chicken and a biscuit. I didn’t even add egg because I already know those can give me headaches. 
    I felt good about my decision. Enjoyed breakfast and the company. Went to bed feeling fine. 
    Woke up this afternoon  to head back to work and suddenly had a full thought process. Well crap! That biscuit …. It’s not just made of flour alone!!! It most likely had eggs, milk and even sugar in it. It had all the things!!! 
    I still feel fine. No reaction. No bloating. No issues. Still screwed that reintro up! LOL. 
    Sooooo now back to Whole30 I go. No plans for what to do next other than no more post Night Shift breakfast runs! 
     
    whoops! 
     
     
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    MizRik got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Congrats on the blood pressure and weight loss!! That’s awesome!! 
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    MizRik got a reaction from MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Congrats on the blood pressure and weight loss!! That’s awesome!! 
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    MizRik reacted to MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Tiff, applause for trying some nonalc ideas. Another idea is to try shrubs - a few weeks ago I purchased a key lime balsamic vinegar (kind of like a shrub) and the gal at the store (it's a specialty olive oil/vinegar shop) and she mentioned it was delightful in a sparkling water  - tasted a bit like seven-up!  And it did, w/o the sugar!
    I've dived right back into true drinking - but in moderation. Tonight we made margaritas but I used Swerve.
    The husband and I are in a groove not needing breads, dairy....but we are going to have vegetarian enchiladas (with grain free home made tortillas), no cheese, but trying pinto beans to reintroduce some legumes.  Adding the cauliflower mexi-rice... 
    Really encouraged with this last W30 - today at the doctor's office, my BP was completely normal...also, I think I might have mentioned I've lost 11 lbs. I feel like I really really can't go back to 11 lbs more and super motivated to keep it that way.
    Best of luck to everyone and the continuing journey
     
     
    J
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    MizRik reacted to tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @MizRik sounds good, waiting on the reintro!
    @MaddMac sounds like a good Day 31!
    @Aliem999i hope you get to feeling better. flu or Covid or unknown?
     
    I tried another nonalcoholic drink tonight, with some sugar. Either the sugar or the natural flavors are causing a weird sensation in my mouth and tongue. I sometimes have citrus/orange allergies, so I suspect that is the culprit. I was kind of hoping that had gone away. Oh well!
    Otherwise still on-plan. Felt the urge to go get a bagel and cream cheese. Didn't.
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    MizRik reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @tiffysquid That's great you did not blow it with two more days to go! So close! You can do it! If you are PMSing, maybe extend through after your period so that you end on a good day! I know I would be bummed ending it on a bloated day.
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    MizRik reacted to tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I almost blew it today -- I wanted a chocolate bar, and was wandering around in our small town, feeling hungry (or was it just PMS?). But I thought, jeeeeez, I only have to make it to February 3.
    On the fence about whether to extend the Whole30. I might make it a Whole45 or Whole60. Or I might cheat a tiny bit here and there, go back to "Whole30-ish mostly-paleo" eating, which I did for a few years. I ended up getting gout, and I do have high cholesterol -- but in every other way I felt much better (I have chronic illness issues).
    So yeah. I don't know what I'm doing! Argh. Mainly PMS'ing, is what I'm doing.
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    MizRik got a reaction from christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I’m not extending because I want ice cream!! It is the only thing I have felt deprived of  So Wednesday, day 31 for me, I’m getting a vanilla icecream from somewhere! I will keep it plain vanilla to test out the dairy. Won’t include any toppings or other mixings  
    Other than that though, I don’t really have a desire to add anything back in for a while. I will most likely stay away from everything else, mostly grains and still super limited dairy in the way of an occasional ice cream, but I will be sure to do a proper reintro when I do add something else back in. 
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    MizRik reacted to MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Hey everyone - less than 34 hours to the end! No shame in admitting my first intro is going to be a glass of very good wine.  After that, haven't really been missing bread or dairy.  I'm a little afraid to add grain, especially wheat since I think it just saps the energy out of me.  I notice my energy levels are pretty even throughout the day, and ready to go to sleep at an appropriate time at night. I don't want to mess with that!  Enjoy the last few hours, this phase of W30 will be over before you know it!
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    MizRik reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    @MizRik I totally get it. I am for sure adding two days because I had half a grain of accidental rice day two. Also it is Wednesday and Thursday so not a big deal. Ideally, I want to add another week or two on since I am clearly losing weight and that was one of my goals (first being to get back in the habit of cooking, eating veggies, etc which for the last few months I was completely off the wagon.) Friday/the weekend will be tougher to stay on track. I do hope to go until Super Bowl Sunday and then splurge with some fries (compliant ingredients, but not compliant in general) and a gin and soda.
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    MizRik reacted to MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I have not weighed myself but I know I have dropped a size. Where I couldn't wear my size 28 jeans very well before...they are actually baggy on me.
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    MizRik reacted to christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I’m counting the days until I can have a glass of wine! Luckily, I just received my order of the Whole30 approved Humm Kombucha! It’s delicious and feels like I’m drinking hard seltzer. I’m feeling pretty good, I’ve been very busy at work but feel more energetic and getting up easier at 4:30am. Not as exhausted after a long commute. I did better this W30 with less nuts overall, but the past week I’ve been eating a lot of nuts and ignoring portuon control.  The one thing I have not done all month is exercise - at all. No weights or my cardio boxing videos. I really haven’t had any cravings - just missing the weekend booze. And now we are getting more snow! 
    Give yourself  some grace @Rebecca001 we are still in the middle of a pandemic and doing the best we can! Winter is always tough with the colder and darker days. 
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    MizRik got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    CONGRATS on the dresses!!! That’s awesome!!!
     
    Obnoxiously I’m feeling extra bloated today. I can’t figure out why? My period isn’t for another week or a little longer. Didn’t add anything new to my diet?? Soooo who knows. 
     
    Sadly I broke the scale rule yesterday. I joined an 8 week fitness challenge at my gym and I had to weigh in on their equipment. It was an electronic scale that I had to enter a bunch of info into so I couldn’t avoid looking at the numbers. I am down 10lbs though sooo YAY!!! 
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    MizRik reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    WHOOOOO!!!!
    I am sure I am down at least 10 pounds too, but likely at least 5 are holiday bloat and the day before I had brunch (bottomless mimosas) and fast food....Those pounds hardly count since I probably would have dropped those within a week or so as long as I ate reasonably that week. haha
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    MizRik got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I’m still around and definitely with you all on the food boredom!!! Plus boredom in general with being in quarantine for covid has made it even worse. I know two things about myself without a doubt ….. I am an emotional eater and a bored eater. So the fact that I have stuck with this whole thing while being out with covid is amazing!! 
     
    I am not exactly sure how i will work my reintroduction just yet. I feel like sugars have already been reintroduced with the cold meds and cough drops I used on the worst days of my covid but I’m trying really hard to not count those against me. I do think I will end up lengthening my Whole30 out a bit because of it but we shall see. Or I will still start reintro on day 31 and just take it painfully slow with a plan of never fully leaving the Whole30 all together. I could be fine with grains and dairy being a very rare treat to be honest.  Same with alcohol. I go months without it anyway. 
     
    anyway. I’m feeling much better!! Even went to yoga today. Still dying to get on a scale and check my measurements. That I think is my hardest battle these days. 
     
     
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    MizRik reacted to MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    This is my opinion so hopefully heads don't explode. I say don't start over. If you have been stellar everywhere else within the recommended plan, other than treating your body for an illness, why start over? I just had surgery on Tuesday, under anesthesia and all sorts of drugs but I am not starting over.  But that's my opinion and I think the general consensus is to use your best judgement. It's not like you sneaked a chocolate chip cookie or two and then pondering whether or not to start over (in that case I would say YES!)
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    MizRik reacted to tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    oh! you've got Les Covides! oh dear. i hope it doesn't go too badly for you. maybe you'll get your tigers blood later. (mine doesn't coincide with the Melissa Urban timeline, when i do get it...)
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    MizRik reacted to MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Sorry! Feel better soon and speedy recovery from 'rona
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    MizRik got a reaction from Mamatutu 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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    MizRik got a reaction from christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Too funny. After my post last night about not touching my comfort foods while sick…. This was the daily Whole30 text I received. 
     
    It's Day 17, and by now, you've hit a bump or two. You've been anxious, lonely, or scared, and tempted to comfort yourself with something sweet and instantly gratifying (AKA numbing).
    A gentle reminder from me (and from Past You, who came to the Whole30 in part for this specific reason): Food won't make it better. It won't make it easier. It won't make you happier. It doesn't fill the hole. It doesn't fix what's wrong. Connection, support, love, and reassurance don't come from a wrapper, box, or bottle. I know you know this.
    You're on the right path. STICK WITH IT. M x
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    MizRik got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Too funny. After my post last night about not touching my comfort foods while sick…. This was the daily Whole30 text I received. 
     
    It's Day 17, and by now, you've hit a bump or two. You've been anxious, lonely, or scared, and tempted to comfort yourself with something sweet and instantly gratifying (AKA numbing).
    A gentle reminder from me (and from Past You, who came to the Whole30 in part for this specific reason): Food won't make it better. It won't make it easier. It won't make you happier. It doesn't fill the hole. It doesn't fix what's wrong. Connection, support, love, and reassurance don't come from a wrapper, box, or bottle. I know you know this.
    You're on the right path. STICK WITH IT. M x