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  1. kirbz

    Kira's Whole30 Log

    ROUND 2 Day 17: Wednesday, December 12 Sleep Last Night: 8 hours 07 minutes (1:16 deep; 5:27 light; 1:24 REM; 0:04 awake) Wakeup: 6:15 am Meal 1: none Snack (9:30 am): Traditional Medicinals Nighty Night tea with 1.5 scoops collagen powder Meal 2 (12:30 pm): bowl of chicken soup with bone broth, celery, carrots, onion, and potatoes Snack (6:00 pm): Wild Zora Curry Turkey meat and veggie bar + snack pack of coconut butter Exercise (6:45-8:00 pm): indoor bouldering (completed a handful of V0-V2 climbs and then worked on a V3 boulder problem) (105 average HR; 149 max HR) Meal 3 (8:30 pm): Chipotle salad bowl with carnitas, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, guacamole and extra lettuce Supplement(s): Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides Water Intake: ~80 oz Steps: 6,892 Symptoms/NSVs: N/A Thoughts/Reflections: Nothing significant to report today.
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    Kira's Whole30 Log

    ROUND 2 Day 16: Tuesday, December 8 Sleep Last Night: 9 hours 42 minutes (0:52 deep; 5:52 light; 2:58 REM; 0:06 awake) Wakeup: 7:15 am Meal 1: none Snack (9:30 pm): Numi Organic Embrace tea with 1.5 scoops collagen powder Exercise (12:30-1:15 pm): 45-minute walk during my lunch break Meal 2 (1:15 pm): two round steaks cooked in canned whole tomatoes with salt and pepper; medium baked potato with ghee Meal 3 (7:30 pm): Blueberry RXBar Supplement(s): Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides Water Intake: ~80 oz Steps: 10,929 Symptoms/NSVs: N/A Thoughts/Reflections: It was a crappy day.
  3. kirbz

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    Thanks for the suggestions on ways to incorporate more greens into my diet. I'll definitely try some of those in the coming weeks! With all this talk of lasagna, I think I'm going to try this recipe this weekend: http://www.paleonewbie.com/awesome-paleo-lasagna-recipe/. It actually looks like it would be a pretty decently balanced template meal, and it has rave reviews, so I'm really excited to give it a try. We'll see if the fiance will try it too! :-) Because I'm not as generous as you @hollysmokes and I really don't want to make him his own lasagna! LOL. But, honestly, I will if he wants because I do love him that much! I totally forgot the winter solstice is next week! What a lovely idea to mark it with something special. We didn't necessarily plan it this way but we'll be camping and climbing in Bishop, CA for the winter solstice! It will be my first time to Bishop and I'm actually kinda sad I'm doing Whole30 because it sounds like there are some great food places and I won't be able to try any of them, including a highly recommended bakery! But, I'm convincing myself that it's worth it to go without those things. In general, cooking Whole30 while camping should be a "fun" experience! Anyway, thanks everyone for checking in so regularly! I enjoy reading your posts and love the highly positive and supportive environment we've created!
  4. kirbz

    Kira's Whole30 Log

    ROUND 2 Day 15: Monday, December 7 Sleep Last Night: 7 hours 32 minutes (0:38 deep; 4:59 light; 1:55 REM; 0:29 awake) Wakeup: 5:30 am Meal 1: none Meal 2 (1:15 pm): bowl of chicken soup with bone broth, celery, carrots, onion, and potatoes; 1/2 snack pack of coconut butter Snack (5:45 pm): Blueberry RXBar Meal 3 (7:30 pm): two round steaks cooked in canned whole tomatoes with salt and pepper; medium baked potato with ghee; fresh herb salad with 1/3 orange bell pepper, 2/3 cucumber, and Primal Kitchen Caesar dressing Supplement(s): none Water Intake: ~70 oz Steps: 6,953 Symptoms/NSVs: Clearer skin (my colleague commented that my skin is “glowing”) Thoughts/Reflections: I was starving most of the day. Nothing sounds good. At least not that I can eat. Why am I doing this? The interesting thing about the things I yearn for lately is that I just want simple-to-prepare foods. I want wholesome oatmeal I can quickly make and eat at my desk. I want a simple sandwich that I can quickly make and eat anywhere. I’m so tired of the planning, the prep, the cleanup, and even the effort to eat this food. Guh. Why am I doing this? Also, I’m disappointed that I didn’t exercise today. Or even move very much. Less than 7,000 steps! Yikes!
  5. kirbz

    Kira's Whole30 Log

    ROUND 2 Day 12-14: Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9 I'm definitely being lazy about keeping a log... For food, I did pretty poorly this weekend. I skipped several meals (I know I only had two meals on Saturday and two on Sunday; I don't remember Friday), didn't eat very many vegetables, ate too much red meat, and relied heavily on white potatoes. But I stayed compliant so that's that. Three more days down. 15 to go. For exercise, I did great! I'm continuing to prioritize exercise over meal planning and prep, which doesn't bode well for eating more vegetables but I'm super proud of myself on my fitness! On Saturday, I did a snow hike with the pups and on Sunday, I climbed at Sugarloaf. I did a climb I had done less than two months ago and the progress was HUGE! And... I continue to struggle with why I'm doing this. I know I'm losing weight, and that's fantastic because I have a lot of weight to lose in order to climb. But, I also want this to kick-start long-term eating habits but I don't want to eat this way for the long-term. I desperately wanted a PB&J sandwich while I was at the crag and I just can't convince myself that that's a bad thing...
  6. kirbz

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    Congratulations everyone on reaching Day 10! A huge milestone! @hollysmokes It's great to hear about your NSVs and a good reminder to all of us to continually look out for and acknowledge all the victories along the way! For me, my NSVs are: fewer cravings better skin flatter stomach more stable energy levels I still need to eat more vegetables. I'm overly relying on potatoes. Like, a lot. Because they're filling and delicious! And I'm definitely experiencing some food boredom. I've been skipping some meals recently because I don't know what to cook and I don't want to deal with the hassle. Not a good habit. Does anyone have any great vegetables recipes they want to share? Maybe some salsas or something? I'm looking for GREENS!
  7. kirbz

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    @hollysmokes Our air fryer is a pretty recent purchase. We also bought it on sale at Costco. Those fries were honestly the first thing I’ve eaten from the air fryer. But my fiancé uses it almost every day. Much of what he cooks are frozen items that are not compliant for Whole30 (like egg rolls and mini tacos). But he’s also made “fried” chicken and a variety of other things. So there you have it. I’m not sure how much I’ll use it for Whole30 but my fiancé uses it almost daily for non-Whole30 stuff!
  8. kirbz

    Kira's Whole30 Log

    ROUND 2 Day 11: Thursday, December 6 Sleep Last Night: 8 hours 08 minutes (1:14 deep; 5:17 light; 1:37 REM; 0:01 awake) Wakeup: 6:30 am Pre-Workout Meal (5:45 am): small handful of coconut flakes Exercise (7:00-8:00 am): cross-training class (138 average HR; 178 max HR) Post-Workout Meal (8:10 am): couple bites of peppered chicken breast Meal 1 (9:30 am): four small chicken tenders pan-cooked in avocado oil with mustard BBQ sauce, salt and pepper; ~1/2 cup sweet potatoes pan-cooked in avocado oil with spices Exercise (12:45-1:30 pm): 45-minute walk during my lunch break Meal 2 (1:45 pm): one large bowl of pork stir fry with carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, onion, and probably some other vegetables Snack (5:30 pm): Blueberry RXBar Meal 3 (7:45 pm): large sirloin steak grilled on the BBQ with spicy seasoning; sweet potato fries cooked in the air fryer with garlic Supplement(s): none Water Intake: ~120 oz Steps: 15,486 Symptoms/NSVs: N/A Thoughts/Reflections: Nothing to report today.
  9. kirbz

    Kira's Whole30 Log

    @rollyourownway Thanks! I’m glad you find some inspiration in my posts! And I wish you the very best on your upcoming Whole30! So I wear a Garmin Fenix 5s all the time. I purchased it to track my outdoor workouts but it also tracks my heart rate throughout the day and my sleep. So I get my sleep metrics from my Garmin. I think there are likely cheaper models that will track a lot of the same information! Anyway, best wishes and happy holidays!
  10. kirbz

    Kira's Whole30 Log

    ROUND 2 Day 10: Wednesday, December 5 Sleep Last Night: 8 hours 16 minutes (0:26 deep; 4:57 light; 2:53 REM; 0:08 awake) Wakeup: 7:00 am Meal 1 (7:30 am): four eggs scrambled in ghee with a splash of coconut milk and seasoned with salt, and pepper Exercise (12:15-1:00 pm): 45-minute walk during my lunch break Meal 2 (1:15 pm): five salisbury steak meatballs served with generous portion of gravy; ~1/2 cup mashed potatoes served with generous portion of gravy (Paleo Running Momma Salisbury Steak Meatballs) Exercise (7:00-8:15 pm): indoor top rope climbing (~6 wall attempts, including my first 5.10b and 5.10c) (129 average HR; 179 max HR) Meal 3 (9:00 pm): half large acorn squash stuffed with sausage, onion, celery, apples, pecans, and cranberries (Paleo Running Momma Stuffed Acorn Squash); large handful of mixed arugula and spinach with Primal Kitchen Caesar dressing Supplement(s): none Water Intake: ~100 oz Steps: 12,908 Symptoms/NSVs: N/A Thoughts/Reflections: I’m definitely prioritizing exercise over eating. I’m not sure that’s the right answer, but it’s what I’m doing and I’m so proud of how active I have been! Going forward, I’m going to try and eat less starchy vegetables and try to only eat them at night. I spoke with a couple of friends recently and both have had positive experiences with eating carbs in the evenings. For me, this means I’ll eat starchy vegetable in the evening. This also happily aligns with recommendations I see here on the forum and will most likely lead to me eating more leafy greens! So, we’ll see how that goes!
  11. kirbz

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    Thanks everyone for the recipes you're sharing. I definitely have a few earmarked to try! @hollysmokes I'm honestly not doing so great on the template this round. That's something I want to improve upon in the coming weeks. I definitely want to be eating more vegetables, particularly leafy greens, and to cut back on the starchy vegetables. There have been days when I've had potatoes for every meal. Oops! I did have a nice stir fry last night though so that helps. I need more of those! On the other hand, I've been doing GREAT with staying active! :-) Overall, things are going well for me. I'm on Day 10! Where did the time go? LOL. Since my mini breakdown last week (thank you again for the kind words of encouragement and for helping me generate some ideas), I've been doing pretty well. This is starting to feel like a routine. I'm not gonna lie though, I miss the convenience of the Standard American Diet. Lucky Charms are so much easier (and delicious, thank you very much) compared to a template breakfast. Guh! That is still my hardest struggle. Anyway, I wish all of you the best! Stay strong!
  12. kirbz

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    @Elizabeth33 Hang in there! You're worth this and you can do it! Remind yourself of your goals (they're wonderful goals!) and maybe find a ritual that works for you when these types of things happen. Maybe go for a walk in a nearby park? Take a nice bubble bath and listen to music? Join your local library and wander the aisles looking for a new book to read? I love the outdoors so I usually do something to get outside. It does wonders for your mental health and is a lovely distraction! Anyway, hang in there and let us know how it goes! We're here to support you!
  13. kirbz

    Kira's Whole30 Log

    ROUND 2 Day 9: Tuesday, December 4 Sleep Last Night: 8 hours 17 minutes (0:49 deep; 4:40 light; 2:48 REM; 0:13 awake) Wakeup: 6:00 am Pre-Workout Meal (5:45 am): one soft boiled egg + small handful of coconut flakes Exercise (7:00-8:00 am): cross-training class (148 average HR; 184 max HR) Post-Workout Meal (8:15 am): couple bites of peppered chicken breast + couple bites of sweet potato Meal 1 (9:30 am): three small chicken tenders pan-cooked in avocado oil with mustard BBQ sauce, salt and pepper; ~3/4 cup sweet potatoes pan-cooked in avocado oil with spices Snack (11:30 am): Gaia Liver Cleanse tea with one scoop of collagen powder Exercise (12:15-1:00 pm): 45-minute walk during my lunch break Meal 2 (1:45 pm): half large acorn squash stuffed with sausage, onion, celery, apples, pecans, and cranberries (Paleo Running Momma Stuffed Acorn Squash) Meal 3 (8:00 pm): one large-ish bowl of pork stir fry with carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, onion, and probably some other vegetables Supplement(s): Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides Water Intake: ~110 oz Steps: 16,497 Symptoms/NSVs: Felt extremely tired in the afternoon (like, I almost went out to my car to nap) Resting heart rate has decreased (from 62 to 56) Thoughts/Reflections: Nothing significant to report today. Except that I really miss Lucky Charms and ice cream…
  14. kirbz

    Kira's Whole30 Log

    ROUND 2 Day 8: Monday, December 3 Sleep Last Night: 6 hours 36 minutes (1:19 deep; 3:41 light; 1:36 REM; 0:08 awake) Wakeup: 6:00 am Meal 1 (6:45 am): 1.5 chicken apple sausage pan-cooked in avocado oil; ~1 cup green beans pan-cooked in ghee with salt and pepper; spoonful of kraut (I was only able to eat about 1/3 of this meal due to lack of appetite) Snack (9:30 am): Gaia Liver Cleanse tea with one scoop of collagen powder Exercise (12:30-1:00 pm): 40-minute walk during my lunch break Meal 2 (1:30 pm): one medium acorn squash stuffed with sausage, onion, celery, apples, pecans, and cranberries (Paleo Running Momma Stuffed Acorn Squash) Snack (6:45 pm): one soft boiled egg Exercise (7:10-7:30 pm): 500-meter lap swim (120 average HR; 155 max HR) Meal 3 (8:00 pm): six salisbury steak meatballs served with generous portion of gravy; ~1 cup mashed potatoes served with generous portion of gravy (Paleo Running Momma Salisbury Steak Meatballs) Supplement(s): Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides Water Intake: ~100 oz Steps: 11,664 Symptoms/NSVs: Stomach feels slightly flatter More in control of cravings Still struggle to eat early in the morning Thoughts/Reflections: I’m feeling much better about this week. I think maybe I just didn’t like the batch meals I prepared last week. So I turned to some trusty favorites and am actually excited about the food I’m eating again. I would like to be eating more vegetables though. A lot more. Particularly leafy greens. I’m definitely over-relying on potatoes and starchy vegetables right now (I am on my period though, so I’m giving myself a break).
  15. kirbz

    Whole 30 December Start

    @paperboy Whole30 doesn't care about the Nutrition Panel. We care about the Ingredient List. So as long as sugar (or one of the many sneaky names for sugar) isn't listed in the Ingredient List, you're good to go! Sometimes that means there will be some grams of sugar in the stuff we eat due to naturally occurring sugars, which are fine. Added sugars, which are listed in the Ingredients List, are not okay! I hope that helps!