kirbz

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  1. Day 15: Saturday, September 30 Meal 1: ground turkey pan-cooked in avocado oil with sweet potatoes and apple and seasoned with italian, cumin, paprika, and red pepper flakes (this meal was terrible; bland and boring) Meal 2: leftover chicken curry with golden potatoes, yellow onion, and Thai curry sauce; ½ GT’s Gingerberry kombucha Meal 3: spaghetti with ground bison, tuscan pepper past sauce with Italian seasoning and Spice Cave Land seasoning; served over zucchini noodles pan-cooked in avocado oil Water Intake: ~100 oz Thoughts/Reflections: Walking into a gas sta
  2. Day 14: Friday, September 29 Meal 1: three hard-boiled eggs; small piece of chicken pan-cooked in avocado oil with salt and pepper; green apple; no vegetables (I ate this meal over about 5 hours and didn’t start eating it until after 12:00 pm) Meal 2: one can Wild Planet tuna with mayo, ginger lime hot sauce, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, chopped cilantro, and ground pepper; served in five romaine leaves Meal 3: curry with chicken (pan-cooked in ghee), golden potatoes (pan-cooked in ghee), yellow onion, and Yais’ Thai Yellow Curry sauce Water Intake: ~100 oz
  3. Day 13: Thursday, September 28 Meal 1: small chicken breast pan-cooked in ghee in a cast-iron skillet with salt, pepper, and Tessemae's BBQ sauce; steamed carrots; small cup of store-bought guacamole Meal 2: leftover pork stir fry; lime La Croix Snack: snack pack of compliant turkey; Wild Zora Chili Beef meat and fruit bar Meal 3: chicken breast pan-cooked in avocado oil with salt and pepper served over a bed of romaine with onion, bell pepper and avocado with Tessemae’s Lemon Garlic dressing Water Intake: ~80 oz, which is definitely not enough Thoughts/Refl
  4. Day 12: Tuesday, September 26 Meal 1: one and a half chicken sausages pan-cooked in avocado oil; french beans pan-cooked in ghee; kraut Exercise: 30-minute walk over my lunch break Meal 2: leftover baked salmon with Spice Cave Sea spices; brussel sprouts pan-cooked in ghee; butternut squash pan-cooked in avocado oil Meal 3: “breaded” pork stir fry pan-cooked with arrowroot starch, olive oil and The New Primal Classic Marinade with bok choy, yellow onion, zucchini squash, carrots, crimini mushrooms, red bell pepper and snow peas Water Intake: ~120oz Thoughts/Refl
  5. Day 11: Monday, September 25 Meal 1: three over-easy eggs pan-cooked in avocado oil; oven roasted garlic cabbage; remaining 2/3 GT’s Hibiscus Ginger kombucha Exercise: 30-minute walk over my lunch break Meal 2: one can Wild Planet tuna with mayo, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, chopped cilantro, lime, and ground pepper; served over a bed of raw spinach Pre-Workout Meal: 2 hard-boiled eggs Exercise: 50-minute, 3.54 mile trail run (five minute warmup, ten repeats of 3:00 min jogging and 1:15 min walking, ten minute cooldown) Post-Workout Meal: snack pack o
  6. Day 10: Monday, September 25 Meal 1: three hard-boiled eggs; a handful of raw baby carrots (this is all I could bring myself to eat and I didn’t eat until after 11:00 am because everything just sounded disgusting) Meal 2: spinach salad with leftover hamburger patty, bell pepper, onion, tomato, and 1/3 avocado with ground pepper and Tessemae’s Ranch Dressing on top (I definitely want to make salads more often; unfortunately, while this one was delicious, it didn’t keep me feeling full for very long) Meal 3: leftover crab cakes pan-cooked in ghee; oven roasted garlic cabbage; s
  7. Day 9: Sunday, September 24 Meal 1: leftover breakfast hash with smoked pulled pork, Japanese sweet potato, zucchini, orange bell pepper, spinach, Tessemae’s Hot Buffalo Sauce, salt, and pepper cooked in ghee; 1/3 GT’s Gingerade kombucha Pre-Workout Meal: N/A (I ate breakfast right before I hiked so it didn’t seem like I should eat anything else) Exercise: 4.2 mile hike with ~800 feet of elevation gain Post-Workout Meal: snack pack of compliant turkey (the hike wasn’t that intense so I didn’t feel the need to add any carbs, particularly since I’m overweight) Meal
  8. Day 8: Saturday, September 23 Meal 1: leftover breakfast hash with smoked pulled pork, Japanese sweet potato, zucchini, orange bell pepper, spinach, Tessemae’s Hot Buffalo Sauce, salt, and pepper cooked in ghee; 1/3 GT’s Gingerade kombucha Exercise: 3.5 mile hike with ~750 feet of elevation gain (this was a super mellow hike because I was taking lots of photos of my puppy so I didn’t even bother with a pre- and post-workout snack) Meal 2: leftover grilled flank steak with homemade taco seasoning; bell peppers, zucchini, and onion pan-cooked in avocado oil with homemade taco s
  9. Day 7: Friday, September 22 Meal 1: breakfast hash with smoked pulled pork, Japanese sweet potato, zucchini, orange bell pepper, spinach, Tessemae’s Hot Buffalo Sauce, salt, and pepper cooked in ghee (this meal was freaking amazing and was made entirely of random stuff I had in my refrigerator that I didn’t want to go bad!) Meal 2: three over-easy eggs pan-cooked in ghee with pepper on top; 2 strips compliant bacon; spinach pan-cooked in garlic ghee Meal 3: grilled flank steak with homemade taco seasoning; bell peppers, zucchini, and onion pan-cooked in avocado oil with homemad
  10. Day 6: Thursday, September 21 Meal 1: one and a half chicken sausages pan-cooked in avocado oil; french beans pan-cooked in ghee; kraut (this was a very late meal for me (i.e., 9:00 am when I woke up at 6:30 am) because I had to fast for some blood work) Meal 2: Kirkland Signature Smoked Pulled Pork with New Primal Classic Marinade; steamed carrots; half avocado Meal 3: small chicken breast pan-cooked in ghee in a cast-iron skillet with italian seasoning and Tessemae's BBQ sauce wrapped in 2 romaine lettuce leaves with avocado slices (1/2 avocado); steamed carrots Water
  11. Would any moderators mind taking a quick peek at my log and letting me know if there is anything I can improve? I am 100% committed to this and want to be maximizing this experience for absolutely everything it can offer! If there is anything at all I can do better, I want to be doing it! I'm particularly wondering about fat. I mostly cook with fat and sometimes have something with avocado. Is cooking with the fat enough? Does having a fatty meat like salmon count as the fat? I certainly want to make sure I have enough since I can't imagine I become fat adapted without eating fat!
  12. Day 5: Wednesday, September 20 Meal 1: small chicken breast pan-cooked in ghee in a cast-iron skillet with italian seasoning and Tessemae's BBQ sauce; steamed carrots Snack: ½ bottle GT’s Cosmic Cranberry kombucha Exercise: 30-minute walk over my lunch break Meal 2: small leftover grilled bison patty with Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo and onion on top and wrapped in romaine lettuce; super small chicken breast cooked in ghee with italian seasoning and Tessemae's BBQ sauce wrapped in romaine lettuce; cherry tomatoes on the side; other ½ bottle GT’s Cosmic Cranberry komb
  13. Day 4: Tuesday, September 18 Meal 1: two chicken sausages pan-cooked in avocado oil; french beans (which are apparently a variety of green bean) pan-cooked in ghee; kraut Meal 2: orange chicken over cauliflower rice; steamed broccoli (once again, this was a small meal because I couldn’t eat all of it; some of the chicken was freezer-burned and tasted revolting but I couldn’t bring myself to throw away an otherwise perfectly good meal); pineapple strawberry La Croix Snack: one hard-boiled egg; one snack pack Justin’s almond butter (I’m trying really hard not to snack but I had
  14. Day 3: Monday, September 18 Meal 1: three scrambled eggs cooked in avocado oil with chicken, orange bell peppers, zucchini, and spinach Snack: GT’s Lavender Love kombucha Exercise: 30-minute walk over my lunch break Meal 2: orange chicken over cauliflower rice; steamed broccoli (this ended up being a small meal because I didn’t have a lot of broccoli left and some of the chicken was freezer-burned and I couldn’t bring myself to gag it all down) Meal 3: Kirkland Signature Smoked Pulled Pork with New Primal Classic Marinade & Cooking Sauce; brussel sprouts pan-c
  15. Day 2: Sunday, September 17 Meal 1: sweet potato hash cooked in avocado oil with apples, onion, chicken, bacon, and two over-easy eggs on top Exercise: 45-minute walk in the woods (no elevation gain) Meal 2: baked salmon with Tessemae's BBQ sauce and Spice Cave Sea spice; steamed broccoli with ghee; homemade guacamole Meal 3: orange chicken over cauliflower rice; steamed broccoli Snack: pineapple strawberry La Croix Water Intake: ~120oz (I felt thirsty pretty much all day today and had to pee a million times with all the water I drank) Thoughts/Reflection
  16. Day 1: Saturday, September 16 Meal 1: sweet potato hash cooked in avocado oil with apples, onion, chicken, bacon, and two over-easy eggs on top Snack: coconut La Croix Meal 2: five small chicken tenders cooked in ghee in a cast-iron skillet with italian seasoning and Tessemae's BBQ sauce; steamed carrots then cooked on a stove top for a few minutes in spicy brown mustard and ghee; 2/3 avocado Meal 3: grilled sirloin steak (quite large) with chipotle chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper; steamed broccoli; homemade guacamole Water Intake: ~80oz, which is definitely n
  17. Hi, I'm Kira and this is my second attempt at the Whole30. I made it to Day 7 last year and then opted to quit, deciding that it caused more stress than good (though I did quit before I had a chance to really see or feel any personal victories). I'm in a different life situation now and am committed to making it through the 30 days this time around! I'm going to log all of my meals and exercise publicly as an additional mechanism of accountability. I welcome any feedback, comments, or encouragement. I absolutely love this forum as a support network. Goals: I want more energy. I c