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  1. ROUND 3, Day 3: Wednesday, September 4 Meal 1: green smoothie (coconut water, aloe juice, spinach, parsley, orange, pineapple, avocado) Meal 2: three BBQ chicken thighs with BBQ sauce; one half spinach and artichoke twice baked potato; steamed carrots Snack: banana Exercise (30 min): 3.06-mile trail run on flat trails (157 average HR; 182 max HR) Meal 3: grilled ribeye steak with seasoning; baked potato with ghee; large sliced cucumber; can of coconut water Water Intake: ~80 oz Symptoms/NSVs: Heartburn (for a short time in the evening) Lac
  2. @Prairie Dawn Oh thank you, that's very kind! I'm glad you enjoyed looking through my log and that you can relate. It really is hard! But I know how good I feel, so it really shouldn't be that hard, right? If only that were the case! Food really does do some crazy things to your mental processing! Anyway, thanks for checking in! Best wishes to you too! Let's do this!
  3. ROUND 3, Day 2: Tuesday, September 3 Meal 1: two scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk; small bowl of zucchini soup (which I ate later) Meal 2: three BBQ chicken thighs with BBQ sauce; one half spinach and artichoke twice baked potato; head of steamed broccolini Snack: green smoothie (coconut water, aloe juice, spinach, parsley, orange, pineapple, avocado) + one hard boiled egg Meal 3: baked salmon; two halves spinach and artichoke twice baked potato; steamed carrots Water Intake: ~80 oz Symptoms/NSVs: Heartburn (worse than yesterday, starting a
  4. ROUND 3, Day 1: Monday, September 2 Meal 1: three scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk; small bowl of zucchini soup; 2.5 slices of bacon Exercise (6 hours, 40 minutes): 10.24 mile hike with 2,895 feet of elevation gain and some class III scrambling (139 average HR; 175 max HR) Intra-Workout Snack: snack pack of coconut butter; Wild Zora meat and veggie bar Meal 2: can of lemon pepper tuna Meal 3: three BBQ chicken thighs with BBQ sauce; two halves spinach and artichoke twice baked potatoes Water Intake: ~120 oz Symptoms/NSVs: Heartburn (f
  5. Alright, here I am again. I'm back up to 210 pounds and eating the saddest of SAD diets imaginable. And yet, I've been super active, climbing and backpacking and doing all the outdoor things I love. But those activities have been hard. So much harder than they need to be if I were just healthier. So, here I am. I have two major climbs coming up this month, including my very first combined backpacking/alpine climbing trip! My biggest concern will be fueling during 6+ hour days in the mountains. The new workout guidelines have me a bit confused and I haven't really figured them out yet. Bu
  6. Ooh, good discussion! Honestly, I also don't think there are good foods and bad foods. There's simply food. If you've taken the time to learn, you know how different foods affect you. That's the point of Whole30 in my mind. It's learning how food fuels you. From there, it's simply a choice. Knowing how this will make me feel, do I want it or don't I? Even if it makes you feel terrible, it's not a "bad" food because you choose to eat it in a moment that's worth it. But yeah, society applies all sorts of silly judgement and labels and emotions to food. Yes, McDonald's is probably com
  7. Mel Joulwan (author of the Well Fed cookbook series) has a recipe for pan-fried sardines that is absolutely amazing! It's super fast to prepare and oh-so-good. I do struggle a little bit with uncooked ones directly from the can, but these fried ones are phenomenal! I could eat them every day! Sadly, it's not one of the recipes she has online. But, if you have her cookbooks, check it out! Though I can't remember if it's in Well Fed or Well Fed 2....
  8. Alright, I'm back. Those darn Girl Scout cookies led to a complete downward spiral straight into a deep, dark abyss of SAD eating. It was back to fast foods, tubs of ice cream, bags of family-sized chocolate, cold cereal, and all foods completely devoid of any nutritional content. It. Was. Bad. So, here I am again. Another round and high hopes that this one sticks. I think I'm going to have to come to terms with the fact that I may not be able to do traditional desserts ever again. I cannot moderate them. I thought that I had my food choices under control. I really did. And I actually ki
  9. Welp... I ate an entire box of Caramel deLites. In one sitting. In about 15 minutes. The choice was not a particular well thought out one. I got stuck at work doing someone else's work and was there until nearly 8:00 pm. I was annoyed and hungry and tired and angry. And I had six boxes of Girl Scout Cookies sitting right there, because a co-worked had just delivered my order to me earlier in the week. So I made a choice to eat one row. That felt okay to me. I think I would have supported that decision today if I had stopped there. I wish I could say that the cookie didn't tas
  10. MINI RESET #2, Day 2: Wednesday, February 20 Meal 1 (8:30 am): ~2 cups of breakfast egg roll in a bowl (cabbage, carrots, broccoli, sausage, seasoning/spices) Meal 2 (1:30 pm): 5 salisbury steak meatballs served with generous portion of gravy; ~1.5 cups mashed potatoes served with generous portion of gravy Meal 3 (8:00 pm): four chicken tenders pan-cooked in avocado oil with BBQ sauce, salt, and pepper; ~2 cups chopped Turkish salad (cucumbers, green peppers, tomatoes, radishes, onion, olives) with olive oil and lemon juice dressing; bowl of cauliflower soup Water Intake
  11. Well, my Girl Scout Cookie order arrived. I guess it's just as well that it arrived today because I just committed myself to another mini reset! I'm honestly just not ready to reintroduce desserts into my life so this is something that helps me remain strong to my goals and committments! Because honestly, I truly just cannot see the point in eating a single cookie. In my past life, I would eat the whole box in one sitting. And even know, even with all I've learned, it honestly doesn't feel like it would even be worth eating a cookie unless I ate an entire row of them! And I don't want that rig
  12. Well, I've eaten mostly garbage since my mini reset a bit over a week ago. They were not conscientious food choices. They were not "worth it" choices. They were born of laziness and convenience, which has always been my downfall with Whole30. In my defense, we have been absolutely buried in snow, are struggling with flooding, and have had a couple of power outages. But, alas, I could have made more thoughtful food choices. Or at least eaten better garbage food! But, I'm going to do another mini reset and get back on track. And I intend to still eat all the vegetables I noted above! Brin
  13. I want to be eating more vegetables so I think I'm going to try a new thing for next week. I'm going to come up with a list of a variety of vegetables, some familiar and some newer, and commit to incorporate those into my meals for the week. So, here's what I have planned for next week! I'd like to then follow up and account for how I did! Vegetable List for Week of February 18 Asparagus Cucumber Kale (rarely eat) Broccoli Zucchini Yellow Squash (rarely eat) Radishes (rarely eat) Cabbage (rarely eat) Brussel Sprouts Caulif
  14. Two things I wanted to note: I have not been sick since I started my Whole30 journey shortly after Thanksgiving. This is despite coworkers, friends, and family all around me getting sick with all kinds of cold and flu yuckiness. Bread, especially bread all on its own, is a trigger for me. It makes me want to eat all the things. Cookies. Chocolate. Ice cream. More bread. So bread is most definitely only for very special occasions.
  15. MINI RESET, Day 5: Friday, February 8 Sleep Last Night: 8 hours 38 minutes (0:32 deep; 5:17 light; 2:49 REM; 0:21 awake) Wakeup: 7:15 am Meal 1 (8:30 am): three scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk cooked in leftover bacon fat; 2.5 slices of bacon; large bowl of zucchini soup Exercise (12:00-1:00 pm): 1.85-mile snowshoe hike with 318 feet of elevation gain (170 max HR; 143 average HR) Meal 2 (1:30 pm): four chicken tenders pan-cooked in avocado oil with BBQ sauce, salt, and pepper; one can of sliced potatoes pan-cooked in ghee Meal 3 (8:30 pm): five slic
  16. MINI RESET, Day 4: Thursday, February 8 Sleep Last Night: 7 hours 57 minutes (1:12 deep; 3:48 light; 2:57 REM; 0:01 awake) Wakeup: 6:30 am Pre-Workout Meal: none Exercise (7:00-8:00 pm): cross-training class (179 max HR; 143 average HR) Post-Workout Meal: none Meal 1: none Snack (10:30 am): Gaia Herbs Liver Cleanse tea with one scoop collage powder Meal 2 (11:30 am): chicken shawarma*; baba ganoush*; cucumber and tomato salad*; fresh-squeeezed pomegranate juice Meal 3 (9:00 pm): four chicken tenders pan-cooked in avocado oil with BBQ sauce, sa
  17. MINI RESET, Day 3: Wednesday, February 7 Sleep Last Night: 8 hours 42 minutes (0:26 deep; 4:56 light; 3:20 REM; 0:05 awake) Wakeup: 6:45 am Meal 1, Part 1 (7:30 am): three scrambled eggs with a splash of coconut milk cooked in leftover bacon fat; 2.5 slices of bacon; small glass or orange juice Meal 1, Part 2 (10:00 am): large bowl of zucchini soup Exercise (3:00-3:40 pm): 2.24 mile walk during my lunch break (119 max HR; 106 average HR) Meal 2 (3:45 pm): meat stick; bowl of cauliflower soup Pre-Workout Meal: none Exercise (7:00-8:00 pm): indoor bould
  18. MINI RESET, Day 2: Tuesday, February 6 Sleep Last Night: 7 hours 17 minutes (0:43 deep; 4:45 light; 1:48 REM; 0:00 awake) Wakeup: 6:30 am Pre-Workout Meal: none Exercise (7:00-8:00 pm): cross-training class (183 max HR; 149 average HR) Post-Workout Meal: none Meal 1: none Snack (10:15 am): Gaia Herbs Liver Cleanse tea with one scoop collage powder Meal 2 (12:00 pm): bowl of crockpot red curry with stew meat, onion, and green beans Exercise (12:40-1:20 pm): 2.34 mile walk during my lunch break (135 max HR; 110 average HR) Snack (7:30 pm
  19. MINI RESET, Day 1: Monday, February 5 Sleep Last Night: 7 hours 08 minutes (0:48 deep; 4:32 light; 1:49 REM; 0:10 awake) Wakeup: 6:00 am Meal 1 (7:45 am): three scramble eggs cooked in leftover bacon fat; two slices of bacon; ~2.5 cups of cauliflower soup Exercise (12:15-1:00 pm): 45-minute walk during my lunch break Snack (1:30 pm): Gaia Herbs Liver Cleanse tea with one scoop collage powder Meal 2 (2:30 pm): bowl of crockpot red curry with stew meat, onion, and green beans Pre-Workout Meal (5:45 pm): two hard-boiled eggs Exercise (6:30-7:45 pm): vi
  20. Okay, I'm officially doing a mini reset. We were pretty much house-bound the whole weekend with feet of new snow, so I was bored, frustrated and unhappy. So I ate a bunch of stuff that did not make me feel very good (i.e., popcorn, cheetos, cheese, banana bread (in excess)). So I'm going to get back on track by doing a mini reset. I am also motivated by the fact that I will soon be starting a new training plan. I have big alpine goals this summer so I'm reading a book called "Training for the New Alpinism" and plan to develop a training plan for myself. I've never really done a training
  21. Food Freedom: Wednesday, January 30 Today was not how I would have liked to eat. I felt "snacky" some time after breakfast but didn't feel like making anything. So I had some peanut butter. Except I ended up probably eating like a half a cup of it. That was not what I would have liked to do. It was not a very conscientious decision. I just didn't want to have to prepare a meal so I figured I should eat a decent amount of it. But then I really, really loved it so I kept eating it. It didn't even feel good to eat that much. But I did it anyway. And then I didn't want to prepare dinne
  22. I'm back to mostly Whole30 eating since my training event last week, but I do want to take a moment to summarize my reintroduction findings: Garbanzo Beans (Hummus): no reaction Peanuts (Peanut Butter): no reaction but led to pretty significant cravings for a couple of days, likely because the peanut butter also has sugar (initially I thought it may have caused a minor breakout, but I had peanut butter again later with no reaction) White Rice: no reaction Oats (Oatmeal): stomach pain (this was my most significant reaction and is definitely not worth it at all)
  23. ROUND 2 REINTRODUCTION Day 16-19: Monday, January 21 to Thursday, January 24 Foods Reintroduced Today: everything How I Felt: I had a training event in DC and had little to no opportunity to provide my own food. And so, I'm sure I ate a whole lot of non-compliant foods. And I felt pretty awful most of the time. I had a stomach ache significant enough that I thought I might have to spend some time in the bathroom on more than one occasion. And my stomach generally felt very rumbly almost the entire time. And I was super, super tired and had zero motivation to wake up early or work ou
  24. @hollysmokes I used to be really into the fancy aged cheese but I now mostly just like simple cheeses like pepperjack. LOL. Not very sophisticated but delicious! I should probably get back to the aged cheese because they pack much better on backpacking trips! :-) I don't even remember which ones I like anymore! In general, I honestly struggled with the reintroductions. One, because I'm a little afraid to veer away from Whole30. I do much better with very black and white rules, so I'm not sure how to maintain my good eating habits after Whole30. And two, because I've become so accustomed
  25. ROUND 2 REINTRODUCTION Day 15: Sunday, January 20 Foods Reintroduced Today: plan, full-fat Greek yogurt; colby jack cheese + medium cheddar cheese; sour cream; corn How I Felt: I had a couple of spoonfuls of plain, full-fat Greek yogurt with breakfast. I would have liked to eat a little more but I had a really big breakfast and ate that last, so that's all I could eat. It tasted pretty good, despite being totally plain and unsweetened and I didn't have any ill-effects from it. I then had a couple of snack size portions of Tillamook Colby Jack and Tillamook Medium Cheddar chees