MJ of Cayman

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About MJ of Cayman

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    Female
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    Cayman Islands
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    Bicycling, traveling, politics, modern art museums, young adult literature, support for persons on autism spectrum disorders.
  1. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    I’m in the “I’m so over this.” stage. Planning on weighing in on Easter morning. Will probably have some ham (sugar) with dinner, but I’m also thinking of sticking to it till the end of the month.
  2. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

  3. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Thank you so much for this info. It has been disappointing to read so many reports of glowing skin, and I feel this crud all over my face. Clinique will benefit from this, for sure.
  4. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    I’m on day 38 and the last few days have been the hardest. First, my complexion is just awful. I’m 56 years old and I have these itchy bumps along my cheeks and on both sides of my chin under the corners of my mouth. Very disappointed about this side effect. What aslo has been hard are my unending cravings for ............ I would mention it specifically but don’t want to set off cravings for any of my fellow abstaining forum friends. I have an adult daughter with a severe cognitive disability and going to the grocery together every day is just something that we do. I found myself pining for Coca Cola yesterday. Yikes! The good news is that I’ve stuck with the plan 100%. I’m getting on the treadmill every other day and have increased my speed and distance over the last 38 days. And, energy is still there. I really want to get on the scale. Easter’s coming!!
  5. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    New York Times Huevos Rotos
  6. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Sunday brunch at my house. broken eggs with smoked paprika potatoes and asparagus wrapped in prosciutto. Day 35
  7. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Just curious. Since we are all at the 30 day point for Lenten Whole30, what are your most used kitchen gadgets? I’ll start with five. garlic press, ceramic chef knife, microplane, immersion blender, salad spinner
  8. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Me, too. Coconut milk?
  9. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Congratulation! Please share some of your pluses and minuses over the past 30 days.
  10. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Made Tikka Masala for dinner last night, and at bedtime my chin was breaking out. Not my chin itself but just to the right side under my mouth. Big painful bumps. Facialists refer to this as the part of the face sensitive to the colon. So, coconut milk a problem? Or, maybe it was the Serrano peppers, maybe the garam masala. Something to investigate.
  11. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Congratulations on your Day 30! Well done, you. I’m also on Day 30, but I’m going to keep going. Yes, I’m at tiger blood. Problem is, I’m also experiencing awful insomnia. That means tiger blood at 4am when I was folding laundry and cleaning the kitchen. I’ve been looking into this insomnia issue, and apparently it is common in Whole30. I never read about that before. I heard it was all wonderful deep restorative sleep. There is a theory about the brain interpreting starvation messages from the body and kicking in survival mode to stay up and graze/hunt. I also thought I might be overdoing exercise on the treadmill, so I’m cutting back to every other day. NSVs - I’ve noticed brushing my teeth that my gums are not as tender, and my husband told me I’m looking slimmer.
  12. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    I am interested in a stevia reaction because I know aspartame messes me up. It wasn’t the processed stevia that resembles granulated sugar. It was stevia leaf in a tea bag with spearmint and chamomile. Regarding peeking at the scale at day 31 - I was also thinking that would be ok. I’m on Day 29 and right now, I don’t want to peek. I’m feeling some NSV and want to keep going for the rest of Lent and now I’m concerned that if I do peek on Day 31 I’ll be disappointed with the number that pops up. So the scale has been put up on a high closet shelf with the batteries removed. There it shall remain. Maybe I’ll save the AAA batteries for my Easter basket.
  13. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Disappointing. Day 28 for me and I just learned the bedtime tea I’ve been drinking has stevia leaf! Oh no! It’s a caffeine free tea, but I haven’t been sleeping the last three nights so I double checked the ingredients and the last one listed was stevia leaf. How do I feel about this? Well, it was supposed to be a 48 day run so I’m going to keep going. Also, the purpose of this diet is to learn your sensitivities. So, if I’m sensitive to stevia maybe I’ll learn that if I finally have a good night sleep. I’ve literally been wide away the last three nights. ive probable had no more than 5 or 6 cups of the tea over the past 28 days. Most of that this week. I thought I was doing so well.
  14. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Friday night Lenten Special at our house. Nicoise Salad. Wish I had purchased a better quality can of tuna, but I was at ALDI and the selection was limited.
  15. MJ of Cayman

    Starting March 6 for Lent

    I like all this reintroduction planning. I am missing salty and crunchy so I’m thinking of starting with corn. Corn tortillas with my eggs in the morning, corn chips with chili, corn in some of the soups and chowders I’ve been making. I’m also going to try to stay away from alcohol for as long as I can. Re-introduce that last. Save dairy for close to the end, too.