MJ of Cayman

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    MJ of Cayman got a reaction from Revelate in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Well, I seem to be talking to myself here.  That’s ok.  Happy to journal.
    Day 43.  I am sooooo ready for this to be over, but sticking to it.  I think of cake several times a day.  A problem with Whole 30 for Lent is that it ends on Easter with all those wonderful forbidden foods ready for feasting.
    At the end of each week I have completed I’ve been treating myself to a kitchen gadget.
    week 1 - julienne peeler
    week 2 - rack to hang some new serving bowls.
    week 3 - revere wear steamer and double boiler bowl.
    week 4 - ceramic baker
    week 5 - refrigerator and freezer thermometers
    week 6 - stainless steel 4 quart mesh strainer
    The stay at home order works with all the cooking, but I’m sure the grocery shoppers wonder about my ordered items - coconut aminos, rice vinegar, almond flour.  Not the usual quarantine items.
    Lots of leftovers in the fridge, and running the dishwasher everyday.  Just can’t get my kitchen u see control with everyone home all day and cooking such a large part of this program.
    I am starting to notice a change in my shape in the mirror.  That’s nice.  Lots of weight to take off, but this is a good start.
    I just can’t overdo it at Easter.
     
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    MJ of Cayman got a reaction from BabyBear in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Well, I seem to be talking to myself here.  That’s ok.  Happy to journal.
    Day 43.  I am sooooo ready for this to be over, but sticking to it.  I think of cake several times a day.  A problem with Whole 30 for Lent is that it ends on Easter with all those wonderful forbidden foods ready for feasting.
    At the end of each week I have completed I’ve been treating myself to a kitchen gadget.
    week 1 - julienne peeler
    week 2 - rack to hang some new serving bowls.
    week 3 - revere wear steamer and double boiler bowl.
    week 4 - ceramic baker
    week 5 - refrigerator and freezer thermometers
    week 6 - stainless steel 4 quart mesh strainer
    The stay at home order works with all the cooking, but I’m sure the grocery shoppers wonder about my ordered items - coconut aminos, rice vinegar, almond flour.  Not the usual quarantine items.
    Lots of leftovers in the fridge, and running the dishwasher everyday.  Just can’t get my kitchen u see control with everyone home all day and cooking such a large part of this program.
    I am starting to notice a change in my shape in the mirror.  That’s nice.  Lots of weight to take off, but this is a good start.
    I just can’t overdo it at Easter.
     
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    MJ of Cayman got a reaction from shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Now on Day 32.  A different approach to this challenge now.  My husband was working outside of the US for the past 7 weeks.  Immigration made him return to the US.  Now he his home and I’m left to satisfy his appetite as well as keep my Whole 30 for Lent going.  
     
    I made him a pot of homemade whole milk yogurt.  He eats corn chips and salsa in front of me, and cheese is back in the house.  That’s tough.  I’m hanging in there, though.
    In return he’s getting me out of the house walking the dog in the Park together.  I’ve been too much of a homebody.
    Still no tiger blood.
     
     
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    MJ of Cayman got a reaction from shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    I just cleared Day 26 of my 49 Day Whole 30 for Lent.
    Haven't gotten that Tiger Blood yet.  I sure could use it.  Because I haven’t gotten that Tiger Blood I am tempted to get on the scale, but I haven’t.  The scale is put away with the batteries taken out.
    I had the flu in early Feb and a cough has lingered and I have some hip pain that wakes me up.  I started taking Tylenol before I go to bed.  I wonder if that’s part of the problem.
    Still hanging in there.  I’m over the half-way point.  Good luck everyone.  Stay healthy.
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    MJ of Cayman reacted to shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    I think I'm going to keep eliminating the sugar and the alcohol except for special occassions and otherwise go back to my Mediterranean diet. It is definitely good to keep those things in check while maintaining balance. 
    Passing on the treats has been relatively easy for me, though I do love a piece of dark chocolate now and again. I definitely miss the variety of foods I am accustomed to eating and the wide range of flavors and textures that play off each other.  The meats definitly do not suit me in larger quantities. I usually use meat as accents and rely on whole grains and beans to fill in the gap.  
    I hope you see the results that you are hoping for soon.  I was looking at the Lenten W30 as a little spring cleaning so to speak.  Wishing you the best luck! 
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    MJ of Cayman got a reaction from shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Yes.  I eat a lot of sugar.  I expected to see improvement faster ... this is my 3rd Whole 30 Lent, but I’m not seeing it this time.  Day 17 for me, and I have zero energy.  Lots of brain fog.  Having trouble staying focused on reading a magazine or a book.
    I quit drinking on New Years, so maybe that’s another reason I’m not feeling that boost.  One of the problems had already been eliminated.
    I’m sticking with it.  It’s a discipline thing for me mixing the food with the Lenten devotion of seeking self-improvement.  I miss cheese. I miss diet soda, and I miss my candy.  I’m a classic penny-candy lover.  So I’m happy to have an excuse to pass up those things.
    I also miss the scale.
    Not here to talk you into keeping with it if you don’t think it’s for you.  You know your body and your health and your eating habits.  Good luck to you in your decision.
     
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    MJ of Cayman got a reaction from Azul Marino in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Hi.  I did Whole 30 for Lent the last 2 years.  Looks like my Facebook groups for that didn’t come round this year.  So, I just found you all here.  Glad I did.  I started the Sunday before Ash Wednesday because I was feeling so dragged down I wanted to get into action.  I quit drinking on New Years so at least I’m not battling that demon.  So, I’m on day 13.  My days aren’t following the usual calendar.  Seem a bit delayed.  Last night I had a dream about Karo light corn syrup.  Ew.  I have lots of aches and pains in my joints but that probably from the springtime wild fluctuations in barometric pressure.  
    Hoping this round helps alleviate some arthritic like pain I’ve been experiencing, but my real goal is to work on discipline since I really do lack in that.  Praying the cravings through.
    Meatless Friday means a tomato spinach frittata for breakfast, tuna salad with walnuts for lunch, vegan roasted pumpkin soup and salad for dinner.  Lots of coffee, water and tea.
    Nice to meet you all here.
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    MJ of Cayman got a reaction from BabyBear in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Hi.  I did Whole 30 for Lent the last 2 years.  Looks like my Facebook groups for that didn’t come round this year.  So, I just found you all here.  Glad I did.  I started the Sunday before Ash Wednesday because I was feeling so dragged down I wanted to get into action.  I quit drinking on New Years so at least I’m not battling that demon.  So, I’m on day 13.  My days aren’t following the usual calendar.  Seem a bit delayed.  Last night I had a dream about Karo light corn syrup.  Ew.  I have lots of aches and pains in my joints but that probably from the springtime wild fluctuations in barometric pressure.  
    Hoping this round helps alleviate some arthritic like pain I’ve been experiencing, but my real goal is to work on discipline since I really do lack in that.  Praying the cravings through.
    Meatless Friday means a tomato spinach frittata for breakfast, tuna salad with walnuts for lunch, vegan roasted pumpkin soup and salad for dinner.  Lots of coffee, water and tea.
    Nice to meet you all here.
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    MJ of Cayman reacted to shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Committing to starting my first Whole30 on Ash Wednesday. Looking for others starting the same day.  I put out the info to an online women's fitness and accountability group I'm in and talked to a few people at work but haven't found anyone to join me yet. Might be flying solo.