kirbz

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  1. ROUND 3, Day 25: Thursday, September 26 Meal 1: none Meal 2: two sweet potato salmon patties; bowl of zucchini bone broth soup Meal 3: BBQ chicken wings; asparagus cooked in avocado oil; Water Intake: ~80 oz Symptoms/NSVs: none Thoughts/Reflections: I’m back home now and plan to eat three full meals each day through the rest of my Whole30. Who knew that would be such a struggle?
  2. ROUND 3, Day 24: Wednesday, September 25 Meal 1: none Meal 2: large portion of chicken shawarma; ~1/2 cup of baba ganoush; ~3/4 cup of tabbouleh Meal 3: two sweet potato salmon patties; bowl of cauliflower bone broth soup Water Intake: ~80 oz Symptoms/NSVs: clear skin (I saw my reflection in the mirror and thought that I really like the way my skin is looking these days) Thoughts/Reflections: I had a bit of a tummy ache after eating my delicious shawarma and baba ganoush, so the meal likely had something in it that wasn’t compliant. Oh well, I did the be
  3. @MadyVanilla That's a great perspective! Thanks for checking in! Honestly, for me, I really just feel like I'm starving myself because I'm really just too overwhelmed/exhausted to prepare Whole30 foods. But the alternative is throwing myself into a tub of Rocky Road and gorging on pizza, so I guess this is better? LOL. I am trying to at least eat two meals a day, if not three.
  4. ROUND 3, Day 23: Tuesday, September 24 Meal 1: large bowl of cauliflower bone broth soup; GT’s hibiscus ginger kombucha Meal 2: five salisbury steak meatballs with a generous portion of gravy; mashed potatoes Meal 3: three slices of deli turkey; ~10 celery sticks with cilantro lime ranch dressing; handful of grape tomatoes Water Intake: ~80 oz Symptoms/NSVs: none Thoughts/Reflections: Not much to report. I’m still not eating enough. But I’m doing the best I can with what I’ve got right now.
  5. ROUND 3, Day 22: Monday, September 23 Meal 1: three scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk cooked in leftover bacon fat; two slices of bacon; bowl of zucchini bone broth soup Meal 2: five salisbury steak meatballs with a generous portion of gravy; mashed potatoes Meal 3: Chipotle salad bowl with carnitas, grilled veggies, romaine, salsa, and guacamole Water Intake: ~80 oz Symptoms/NSVs: feeling tired and needing lots of sleep (though that’s more likely due to stress and my mood than anything else) Thoughts/Reflections: There are a lot of stressors in
  6. ROUND 3, Day 21: Sunday, September 22 Meal 1: none Meal 2: two sweet potato salmon patties with lizard sauce; small head of steamed broccoli; half avocado Meal 3: five salisbury steak meatballs with a generous portion of gravy; mashed potatoes; half can raspberry lime sparkling water Water Intake: ~60 oz Symptoms/NSVs: flatter stomach jeans fitting even more loosely Thoughts/Reflections: I missed breakfast because I was in a rush to caddy for Shawn at his disc golf tournament (I slept in). But, otherwise, I have lots of good food prepared for the w
  7. ROUND 3, Day 20: Saturday, September 21 Meal 1: two chicken and apple sausages pan-cooked in avocado oil; whole sliced cucumber; half avocado Meal 2: none Meal 3: one and a half sweet potato salmon patties with lizard sauce; two thirds can of spinach; can of sliced potatoes cooked in ghee Water Intake: ~80 oz Symptoms/NSVs: two new pimples on my neck under my chin (though, to be fair, I think it was caused by my hair, which I'm wearing down more often and washing less) Thoughts/Reflections: I slept a lot of the day, which is why I didn't eat Meal 2. I'm jus
  8. ROUND 3, Day 19: Friday, September 20 Meal 1: two hard-boiled eggs Meal 2: chicken breast grilled with BBQ sauce; ~2 cups of steamed carrots; very small handful of Castelvetrano olives; Lemon La Croix Meal 3: pork chop grilled with BBQ sauce; baked potato with ghee; handful of grape tomatoes Water Intake: ~70 oz Symptoms/NSVs: new pimple on my chin Thoughts/Reflections: Not much to say today. I'm planning a big cookup this weekend so I have lots of yummy food to eat! Because this week has been completely lackluster and I'm over it.
  9. ROUND 3, Day 18: Thursday, September 19 Meal 1: three scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk cooked in leftover bacon fat; two slices of bacon; small glass of orange juice Meal 2: none Meal 3: large chicken breast grilled with BBQ sauce; two whole cans of sliced potatoes cooked in a whole lot of ghee Water Intake: ~70 oz Symptoms/NSVs: none Thoughts/Reflections: I didn't eat much today. I've been too busy to collect myself and prepare some wholesome meals after our backpacking trip. I drove to Sacramento, worked four hours this morning, and then had to
  10. ROUND 3, Day 17: Wednesday, September 18 Meal 1: none Exercise (3 hours, 26 minutes): 4.86-mile backpacking hike with 384 feet of elevation gain (130 average HR; 154 max HR) Snack: can of coconut water; glass of orange juice; one and a half slices of deli turkey Meal 2: grilled ribeye steak with seasoning; baked potato with ghee; bowl of zucchini bone broth soup; 8 oz glass of electrolyte supplement Meal 3: none Water Intake: unknown Symptoms/NSVs: none Thoughts/Reflections: Wow. I have never been so tired on a hike. My footwork was so sloppy a
  11. ROUND 3, Day 15: Tuesday, September 16 Meal 1: Wild Zora Butte Cacao Banana breakfast mix with flaxseed meal, nuts, bananas, strawberries, mango, and cacao nibs Exercise (9 hours, 35 minutes): 6.38-mile, 6-pitch rock climb with 2,211 of elevation gain and topping out at 13,713 feet (131 average HR; 168 max HR) Intra-Workout Snack: two pouches of peach, apricot, and banana baby food; two pouches of blueberry, pear, and purple carrot baby food; half blueberry RXBar; snack pack of coconut butter Intra-Workout Meal 2: tuna pouch packed in olive oil Meal 3: Wild Zora
  12. Alright, I just got back from my three-day backpacking and alpine climbing trip! I'll try to remember what I ate... ROUND 3, Day 15: Monday, September 16 Meal 1: bowl of pork lo mein with sweet potato noodles, pork, bell peppers, carrots, mushrooms, and bok choy Pre-Workout Snack: bowl of cauliflower soup; small glass of orange juice (this was more just to get some veggies in me before a backpacking trip and less about a pre-workout snack) Exercise (4 hours, 17 minutes): 5.35-mile backpacking hike with 2,323 feet of elevation gain (145 average HR; 172 max HR) Intra-
  13. @Anhe You know, I did just buy some of that Natural Calm that is so frequently talked about... Though I haven't actually opened it yet. I'll give it a try and see if it helps! Thanks!
  14. ROUND 3, Day 14: Saturday, September 15 Meal 1: small bowl of pork lo mein with sweet potato noodles, pork, bell peppers, carrots, mushrooms, and bok choy Meal 2: four scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk cooked in leftover bacon fat; two slices of bacon; bowl of cauliflower bone broth soup; small glass of orange juice Meal 3: grilled ribeye steak with seasoning; baked potato with ghee; brussel sprouts cooked in ghee with salt and pepper Water Intake: ~100 oz Symptoms/NSVs: Restless legs at night (this has been happening for three nights now) Th
  15. ROUND 3, Day 13: Saturday, September 14 Meal 1: four scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk cooked in leftover bacon fat; two slices of bacon; small bowl of cauliflower bone broth soup Exercise (2 hours, 25 minutes): 5.82-mile hike with 830 feet of elevation gain (139 average HR; 173 max HR) Intra-Workout Snack: pouch of blueberry, pear, and purple carrot baby food Post-Workout Snack: pouch of sweet potato and beet baby food; one and a half slices of deli turkey Meal 2: baked salmon with BBQ sauce; baked potato with ghee Meal 3: one and a half bowls of
  16. ROUND 3, Day 12: Friday, September 13 Meal 1: one hard-boiled egg; bowl of zucchini bone broth soup; handful of fresh blueberries Meal 2: Pure Organic wild blueberry bar Meal 3: grilled ribeye steak with seasoning; baked potato with ghee Water Intake: ~80 oz Symptoms/NSVs: Lack of cravings Thoughts/Reflections: Once again I didn’t eat enough. I was pretty much starving again an hour after eating my large steak and large baked potato with a generous amount of ghee. My stomach felt like a bottomless pit. But, I’m back home now and plan to load up wi
  17. I'm feeling very Asian-inspired right now, so I'm jotting down a couple of recipes I want to try in the near future. I'm also wanting to incorporate more pork since I need a little less chicken in my life right now... Paleo Pork Lo Mein: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-pork-lo-mein-whole30/ Cauliflower Fried Rice with Chicken and Pork: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/cauliflower-fried-rice-paleo-whole30/ (I have tried this one before, once, and remember really liking it; I'll likely sub shrimp for the chicken)
  18. @hollysmokes I used this recipe: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/chicken-enchilada-stuffed-peppers-paleo-whole30-keto/. It certainly wasn't my favorite but it was good and different than what I normally eat so it was a nice change. In general though, I love her recipes! Her spinach artichoke twice baked potatoes and Salisbury steak meatballs are probably my favorites!
  19. ROUND 3, Day 11: Thursday, September 12 Meal 1: none Meal 2: seared halibut; baby potatoes with salt, pepper, and ghee; steamed carrots and spinach; heirloom tomato salad with balsamic, olive oil, and fresh basil Meal 3: hard-boiled egg; bowl of cauliflower soup Snack: banana Water Intake: ~60 oz Symptoms/NSVs: Flatter tummy Work clothing fitting more loosely Clearer skin (a colleague commented that my skin is glowing) Thoughts/Reflections: I probably ate something non-compliant today because I ate out for lunch and I’m very nearly
  20. @MadyVanilla Thanks for checking in! I'm glad you enjoy reading through my log and that you find inspiration in it! I'm always surprised when that happens! I, too, was a poster child for SAD habits. I'm talking Lucky Charms for breakfast, Kraft Mac N Cheese for lunch, and half a tub of Rocky Road ice cream for dessert. It was bad. And I miss the convenience of it. But, I do love the way this makes me feel and I do love the food. I just wish it wasn't so much work. Guh. Anyway, I wish you the very best on your own Whole30 journey! P.S. If you ever get a chance to go to Yosemit
  21. ROUND 3, Day 10: Wednesday, September 11 Meal 1: two chicken thighs pan-cooked in avocado oil and marinated in teriyaki sauce; small head of steamed broccoli (which I didn’t eat until 11:00 a.m.) Snack: banana Meal 2: one chicken enchilada stuffed bell peppers Meal 3: grilled ribeye steak with seasoning; baked potato with ghee Water Intake: ~80 oz Symptoms/NSVs: none Thoughts/Reflections: I definitely didn’t eat enough today. None of my food I brought with me this week is particularly appetizing, which I knew as soon as I cooked it, so this isn’t muc
  22. Congratulations, what a wonderful journey! I wish you the very best as you continue on! And, I might just try your hack for steak sauce. That sounds delicious!
  23. ROUND 3, Day 9: Tuesday, September 10 Meal 1: three scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk; bowl of cauliflower bone broth soup; two slices of bacon Meal 2: two chicken enchilada stuffed bell peppers Meal 3: Chipotle salad bowl with carnitas, grilled veggies, romaine, salsa, and guacamole; kombucha Water Intake: ~80 oz Symptoms/NSVs: none Thoughts/Reflections: Not much to report today. I’d rather be back in the mountains, but here I am. Eating Whole30 and sitting long hours in an office.
  24. ROUND 3, Day 8: Monday, September 9 Meal 1: three scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk; bowl of cauliflower bone broth soup; two slices of bacon Pre-Workout Snack: hard-boiled egg; banana Exercise (6 hours, 20 minutes): 5.88-mile, 10-pitch rock climb with 2,395 of elevation gain and topping out at 10,306 feet (137 average HR; 174 max HR) Intra-Workout Snack: pouch of peach, apricot, and banana baby food; pouch of blueberry, pear, and purple carrot baby food; half mango RXBar Intra-Workout Meal 2: collard green sandwich wrap with four slices deli turkey, one
  25. ROUND 3, Day 7: Sunday, September 8 I had a bad day. I stayed compliant but it wasn’t pretty. And that’s really all I have to say about today.