alexandrarowan

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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from CAB88 in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Day 10, it's 3pm and I am craving carbs (lollies and sourdough bread) so much my mouth is actually watering......I will stay strong!
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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from JudiPurple in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Day 4 for me! Currently eating my lunch, which is compliant green curry chicken, sweet potato and spinach.
    Headaches have seemed to pass which is great!Last night I was pretty tired so didn't head into CrossFit, but slept well which is excellent. Don't quite want to "Kill all the things" but definitely more irritable than I normally am.
    Planning on making a bunless burger with home fries for dinner tonight!
    Hope everyone is doing well
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    alexandrarowan reacted to Jihanna in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Day 4 and good morning
    Last night, I was actually up later than I've managed in the past few days. It wasn't purposeful, it just sort of happened, and when I saw the time and realized it was after midnight, I quickly stopped what I was doing and went to bed. For the past few days, I've been tired enough by 9pm that I haven't had ANY chance of staying up like this, so it was pretty strange. I also slept rather late as result, so I'm thankful that's still an option right now (though I really do need to be setting my usual alarms again to prepare for kids going back to school).
    My head hurts, again (or maybe "still", since I don't think I ever actually got rid of the headache from yesterday... or the day before...), but I did manage to sleep all night without taking anything for it. This morning is another story - I grabbed a couple of Tylenol to help me face a dreary day, been raining all night long and still drizzling out there now.
    For now, I need to go deal with all the groceries I bought and didn't organize last night, starting with steaming a dozen eggs in the pressure cooker so I'll have "boiled" eggs on hand. If anyone has a pressure cooker and hasn't yet experienced the awesomeness of steamed eggs, you really should try it:

    - put eggs on a trivet without stacking (mine does 12, a very close fit but no stacking and no rubbing up against the pot
    - add a cup or so of water (I read once to fill to just beneath eggs, which is what I do, about 1.5 cups for mine and it works well)
    - use the manual setting to cook for 4 minutes (some say 5, I like the texture of 4 - not runny, and not rubbery)
    - natural pressure release 5 minutes, then quick release anything left
    - drain (or remove) and add (to) cool water to cool the eggs
    - peel as needed - shell comes off so much more easily (seriously, I haven't mangled a white yet since doing them this way!)

    I usually just keep mine in the fridge with the shells on until I'm going to eat them, but it's easy enough to peel them and save in a baggie when going on a trip (or if taking for a lunch, etc.)
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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from JudiPurple in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Day 4 for me! Currently eating my lunch, which is compliant green curry chicken, sweet potato and spinach.
    Headaches have seemed to pass which is great!Last night I was pretty tired so didn't head into CrossFit, but slept well which is excellent. Don't quite want to "Kill all the things" but definitely more irritable than I normally am.
    Planning on making a bunless burger with home fries for dinner tonight!
    Hope everyone is doing well
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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    The start of Day 3 for me here in Australia, and back to work after the holidays :-(
    It was hard to get up this morning as I’m not sleeping well, I’m hoping the Whole 30 will help with this. 
    I’ve had a constant headache for the past 2 days which has intensified this morning - hoping this will pass soon. I’m also really struggling to eat breakfast, my last whole 21’s this passed somewhere in week 2.
    Hope everyone is staying strong. I’m just hanging in there this morning.
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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from NYCBlond in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I love this, thank you so much !
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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from NYCBlond in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I love this, thank you so much !
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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from NYCBlond in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I love this, thank you so much !
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    alexandrarowan reacted to MelBelle in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I am starting my first round of Whole30 today! I’m Melanie, I’m 33 from Sacramento, Ca. My weight is at its highest and confidence is at its lowest. I’ve done harder things in life and want to prove to myself that I can make this change. I believe the way to self esteem is esteemable acts and this is exactly that. I have awful food habits. I sit at my desk at work and snack on crap all day. I am excited to challenge myself with new things to eat and actually think it will be fun because I love to cook. I ate paleo a few years ago and had a good time with the recipes I discovered and how great so many of the things tasted. I’m worried that my busy work schedule coupled with caring for a toddler and a husband will be my biggest challenges, since I’m going this alone. I believe in myself though. I got sober 5 years ago and THAT was hard. (Which makes the giving up alcohol part of the W30 easy!) The opening line of the manifesto totally spoke to me. It reminded me of what I am capable of when I make the decision to change!!! 
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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi! I’m Alex
    I live in Melbourne, Australia so I’m just about to compete Day 1. This is my third Whole 30 attempt. I haven’t made it past Day 21 in my last two attempts
    I am 33, and have two fur babies and am getting married in November.
    Here’s to an awesome start to 2019!
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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from _Amy in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Just an update on the Woolworth's Gold Stock. Turns out the beef stock has Red Wine in the ingredients so not compliant.
     
    Chicken is compliant though!
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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from _Amy in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Just an update on the Woolworth's Gold Stock. Turns out the beef stock has Red Wine in the ingredients so not compliant.
     
    Chicken is compliant though!
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    alexandrarowan reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    If you want allergen free supplements, ask your local chemist (ask to speak to the pharmacist) or for more pure forms a naturopath (many of these cannot be purchased without an appointment). Via my naturopath I get some Metagenics products, but even these are not always pure, you have to ask and check (although I generally find gluten, dairy and soy not to be a problem with them). You will also find magnesium products more similar to the often mentioned Natural Calm (USA), I've recently switched from MagMin to a powdered magnesium and it is quite different.
     
    My local chemist has a note in my file about no soy, no gluten, no dairy and tries to find me products without these as well as reviewing all my prescriptions too. Sometimes a prescription only comes with either dairy or soy, but at least then I get to make an informed choice.
     
    All of the dissolve in water tablets (such as Berocca) have either sweeteners or sugar, same with most chewables especially the gummie whatevers, but for Post-Whole30 some are now being made with stevia rather than the other kinds.
     
    The labelling requirements are crap for these kinds of products, chemists have access to some ingredient lists (but not all brands) which go far beyond the label.
    Be aware there are similar label loopholes for coffee, tea and alcohol (not Whole30 compliant), as the beverage laws were made when they were pure products and have not been updated. Some instant coffee contains gluten, I've had one tea company tell me not to drink a caramel tea as it might contain gluten and alcohol companies tend to keep their ingredients secret, which makes avoiding ingredients very difficult (cider for example is often not gluten free).
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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Just a word of warning Australians!
     
    Day 23 into my Whole 30 and I was comparing supplement labels of a Vitamin B supplement (in the cupboard but haven't taken) and a Vitex supplement I've been taking for the last 3 days, both from the same company - different labels standards
     
    The Vitamin B supplement says it is free from Gluten, lactose, nuts, shellfish, sugar, dairy, egg, fish, sesame seeds, soy. No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
     
    The Vitex supplement says Gluten, lactose, nuts, shellfish, dairy, egg, fish, sesame seeds. No artificial flavours
     
    I contacted the company as I was confused as to whether the Vitex potentially contains Soy, Sugar and Preservatives, as it doesn't list that it is free from. And YEP! the company got back to me, that yes indeed the Vitex contains SOY!!!
     
    So, even if it isn't listed in the ingredients, or free from - it can still be there. Apparently under the Therapeutic Goods and Administration (TGA) labelling allergens is not a requirement! 
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    alexandrarowan got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Most of the Prosciutto and Smoked Salmon (not hot smoked salmon!) sold in Australia is also compliant. Although you must read your labels, but I've found it very easy to find both.