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Gin's 6th Whole30 Log

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August 1st 2020

Day 1

I made a big pot of hamburger soup, all compliant ingredients  so that's going to appear in my log quite a lot over the next several days.  It's what I had for breakfast as a matter of fact.  

I decided to have a big plate of turkey and spinach for lunch which was very filling.  Due to my error in ordering groceries, I have a lot of turkey as well.  hahaha  

I didn't feel like I had room this afternoon for much eating so I just made a cucumber salad with a little bit of chicken liver pate that I made to freeze in portions.  Even that made me feel stuffed. 

 

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Day 2

I felt head-achy and miserable all day.  I'm not sure if it's from Whole30 hangover effect or the tropical storm that is passing up along the east coast.  

I had turkey and spinach with a fried egg on top for breakfast.  And that was pretty much the end of my motivation to cook for the day since my appetite really didn't kick in even after eating.  

I had hamburger soup for lunch, was really grateful to past-me for making it. 

I didn't even want dinner so I just threw together a salad of mixed greens and olives.  I managed to finish it so I felt accomplished. 

I drank a lot of water through the day hoping to chase the headache away somehow.  It didn't work. Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow but at least I have plenty of soup to get me through even if I don't.  

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Day 3

The passing storm really did a number on me.  Weather headaches are kind of my thing. lol  I decided early in the morning (about 1am) that the hamburger soup would be my breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I did dice up a yellow squash to add a little bit of extra veggies to it though.  

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Day 4

Staying on track.  I woke up thinking perhaps the headache was fading away but it got stronger as morning progressed.  Perhaps this is grief taking form as I suffered a tragedy but was unable to deal with it right away as I had to handle other emergencies surrounding it.  Emergencies are settled so perhaps this ensures grief can have its turn finally.    

I was very happy to have so much turkey and spinach plus that soup ready for reheating. Turkey and spinach  for breakfast and dinner while the soup was for lunch.  And there's still a whole lot of both left.  I don't really have an appetite so I don't mind the lack of variety.  I am being sure to eat properly though and did include some black olives and homemade mayo (not both together) in different meals.  

 

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Being able to fall back on something simple and already prepared IS comforting when not feeling well emotionally and physically.  And it helps to have nourishing food so that you don't have to put thought and energy into making meals.  I'm glad you are able to maintain eating properly and that you hopefully now have the time and space needed to grieve.  

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6 hours ago, MadyVanilla said:

Being able to fall back on something simple and already prepared IS comforting when not feeling well emotionally and physically.  And it helps to have nourishing food so that you don't have to put thought and energy into making meals.  I'm glad you are able to maintain eating properly and that you hopefully now have the time and space needed to grieve.  

Thank you.  This entire Whole30 might be more like these first few days and I'm fine with that.  I don't know if I would be eating right this month at all if I wasn't doing a Whole30 so that's good.  

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Day 6

Hamburger soup for breakfast and it was delicious.  

I managed to get motivated to make some fresh mayo, dump ranch dressing, and a coconut milk yogurt attempt.  I had wings in the fridge so I rubbed them with a bit of Cajun seasoning and popped them in the oven.  I had them with some hot buffalo sauce and a bit of the fresh ranch dressing I made.  Oh, and a salad with more of the ranch dressing.  There was a lot of everything so that became dinner too.  

Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a jar of yogurt.  It's not even that I need it for my Whole30 but I would like a reliable non dairy yogurt I can make to avoid the high prices and garbage additives in most store bought ones.  While I had jars on the counter for the mayo and dressing seemed like a good time to try it.  I may try other recipes eventually.  

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33 minutes ago, Ginsky said:

Hamburger soup for breakfast and it was delicious.  

 

Oh this sounds good. 

People look at me sideways when I tell them what I eat for breakfast.  I can't wait for cooler weather to have this for my M1, and tell about it Hahaha. :P

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Day 6 (for real this time, lol)

I didn't even realize I labeled my entry yesterday as Day 6 instead of Day 5. 

I didn't sleep well last night, I'm irritable and stressed out, but who isn't feeling that this year?  

I had my soup for breakfast.  I really love this soup, I might need to make a fresh batch once I finish this one off.

I went for a swim a little after breakfast so I had some turkey for a snack after that.  

For lunch I had chicken wings and a side of spinach with black olives.  

Dinner was baked stuffed (with turkey of course lol) zucchini boats.  I have a bunch of zucchini so perhaps I'll make that again soon.  I used tomato paste and coconut milk for the sauce and sprinkled with nutritional yeast for extra umph.  I've done similar dishes with other squash and veggies in the past but I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've used zucchini and I have no idea what took me so long.  

I still have about half a pound of cooked ground turkey in the fridge and 3 more pounds' worth of spinach turkey burger patties in the freezer thanks to my mistake when placing my last grocery order.  I'm not even a big fan of turkey, I just like to put it into my diet once in a while.  I doubled everything in my cart somehow.  Now that I've finished off the spinach, I need to put more effort into all the salad greens.  I refuse to let any of it go to waste.   

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22 hours ago, ShadowInTheKitchen said:

Oh this sounds good. 

People look at me sideways when I tell them what I eat for breakfast.  I can't wait for cooler weather to have this for my M1, and tell about it Hahaha. :P

I live in Florida and I still love having hot soup for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner!  

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15 hours ago, Ginsky said:

Dinner was baked stuffed (with turkey of course lol) zucchini boats.  I have a bunch of zucchini so perhaps I'll make that again soon.  I used tomato paste and coconut milk for the sauce and sprinkled with nutritional yeast for extra umph.  I've done similar dishes with other squash and veggies in the past but I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've used zucchini and I have no idea what took me so long.  

I am overrun with zucchini-thanks for giving me a new idea to try!  

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Day 7

I'm still tired and was seething with envy when a friend of mine announced she'd just had a nap.  I'm working my way through all the stuff I need to eat so it doesn't go to waste.  

Breakfast was a little late because my cat had an early morning vet check up and I just had no appetite yet before leaving but I had big salad with lots of ground turkey and dump ranch dressing once we got home.  

I had soup for lunch and then a little snack of the yogurt I made, thumbs up but I might try a recipe for thicker yogurt next time.  I tried to be productive today but felt pretty brain-reluctant and tired.  

I had a smaller salad with a little bit of ground turkey, dump ranch dressing again.  I wasn't really hungry but I didn't want to skip it only to end up eating like a beast at bedtime.  I'm so tired, have I mentioned that?  I can't wait for bed.  

 

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