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  • My wobbly points are:
    Chocolate Larabars
    Cocoroons
    Dried fruit
    Nut butter
    Pinot Noir

    Your weekend of domesticity was fruitful! I'm going to try roasting my cauliflower next time for mash.

    Best to you on your W30 and thanks for the tip on the Balanced Bites podcasts - I will check them out.

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    • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
      Those are my wobbly points too. Although sugar is my biggest "wobbly" point.

      It looks like you had a great start to your W30!
      I shall cheer from the sidelines
      (and maybe, just maybe, try no sugar during the weekdays)
      My very own cheerleader .
      Hey, go with what you can live with.

      Originally posted by BJDMINN View Post
      My wobbly points are:
      Chocolate Larabars
      Cocoroons
      Dried fruit
      Nut butter
      Pinot Noir
      Ah, pinot noir, a favourite of mine.

      I've decided that my wobbly points also include my butt and thighs . But according to today's MDA blog post, perhaps that's not such a bad thing. Yeah.
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      • The hot tub was good last night, and I was in bed, lights out by 1010pm. Very close to 8 hours of sleep, nice.

        A decent walk in the heat. I can't feel motivated to go lift in the warm sweaty smelly gym when it's so nice out. There will be time enough for that when it gets colder. 4 miles, I found a playground and did 2 full pullups plus 3 assisted ones, and threw in about 50 walking lunges, 15 park bench incline pushups, and 30 bodyweight squats. It was all good.

        I weighed today, (yes, yes, not supposed to do that on W30, whatever), I wanted to see if the weekend suspected fluid gain was going. 148.8, so I'd say yes. Good.

        Eats:
        B: Black coffee, 1 1/2 slices egg bake
        green tea
        L: chicken salad with homemade mayo, diced scallion, pickles & green olives, a plum
        D: 2 grass fed burger patties topped with avocado & red onion, side of cucumber, mini tomatoes, sweet peppers
        probably the half bottle of kombucha saved from yesterday in a bit.

        The day got super busy mid afternoon, ended up at work till well after 6, so nearly an 11 hour day. Ugh. And still had to start dinner when I got home close to 7. I strained my bone broth, and reduced it a bit, still have to strain into jars (still very hot), get ready for work, and I was planning on getting beef shanks into the slow cooker in the morning, we'll see how that works out. Need to be in even a bit earlier to review overnight updates before the morning briefing. Gulp! Not seeing 8 hours tonight, as it's nearly 10 already. Will be 7 for sure, anyway.

        So a decent day 2, despite the hectic afternoon & evening.
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        • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
          I've decided that my wobbly points also include my butt and thighs .
          Greensprout, THOSE are called wobbly bits

          Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
          But according to today's MDA blog post, perhaps that's not such a bad thing. Yeah.
          I haven't read it yet...but now I will

          Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
          A decent walk in the heat. I can't feel motivated to go lift in the warm sweaty smelly gym when it's so nice out. There will be time enough for that when it gets colder. 4 miles, I found a playground and did 2 full pullups plus 3 assisted ones, and threw in about 50 walking lunges, 15 park bench incline pushups, and 30 bodyweight squats. It was all good.
          Very good! Although it makes me realize that I do not move nearly enough
          "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
          "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
          "Moderation sucks." Suse
          "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
          "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


          Winencandy

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          • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
            Greensprout, THOSE are called wobbly bits
            Uh, yeah. I knew that

            Originally posted by winencandy View Post
            it makes me realize that I do not move nearly enough
            Just plan some time and DO IT already! You've done it before. Schedule an hour or half an hour for "me time" just to move, whether that's walking, running, or tossing around that old sledgehammer you used to keep under the sofa.
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            • Finally made it to that Wed night yoga class at the gym. Not bad, I like the hot yoga classes better (even though it's been months since I've been there), but worth going rather than not. I didn't have time to get out while at work today, so made myself go. I do feel looser in the hips from stretches, and used up in the glutes from the static poses.

              Eats remained good.
              B: black coffee, egg bake
              L: chicken salad with homemade mayo, pickles & green olives, plum
              D: slow cooker grass fed beef shanks on cauliflower rice and steamed local green beans drizzled with garlic olive oil. The meat juices were especially tasty.
              lots of green tea through the workday
              post yoga: cup of berries & coconut milk.

              I think I managed 7 hours of sleep, or almost, at least. And got everything done that needed doing before bed, plus up early enough to get the slow cooker on plus get into work early. I'm having more energy through the day too, though feeling tired in the evenings. Granted, it's probably my body telling me to wind up and get to bed. I'm working on that.

              Side note: I've had no belly upset over the past week or so. And have been eating cucumbers, so that's not likely what was going on. Egad, I hope it wasn't dairy. Suppose I'll find that out in a month when I reintroduce it. Hopefully there will be no issue with cheese.
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              • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                Just plan some time and DO IT already! You've done it before. Schedule an hour or half an hour for "me time" just to move, whether that's walking, running, or tossing around that old sledgehammer you used to keep under the sofa.
                I walked/ran yesterday.

                Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                Egad, I hope it wasn't dairy. Suppose I'll find that out in a month when I reintroduce it. Hopefully there will be no issue with cheese.
                Oh, I hope it's not dairy either
                I would hate to loose cheese.
                "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                "Moderation sucks." Suse
                "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                • Close to but not quite 7 hours of sleep. Still feeling not ready to get up, but continue feeling alive quicker and maintaining that for at least the workday.

                  The skies were threatening to storm, so I got my 4 mile walk in a bit early. Whadda ya know, the sun came out, and it got very hot and humid. Glad I went. That's 3 walks and one yoga so far this week, and the weekend is yet to come. I like.

                  Another good day for W30 day 4:
                  B: coffee, last slice of egg bake
                  green tea through the day
                  L: cup of beef bone broth, tin of salmon with mayo, diced olives & pickles. Even better than the chicken salad. A plum.
                  D: ground beef/pork mix on a bed of cauliflower rice, green beans
                  strawberries & coconut milk with shredded coconut.

                  So far so good. Yet I can feel that the no alcohol part will be more of a challenge for the weekend. We normally don't really go out, but enjoy nice wine and a few other drinks to chill on Fri and Sat nights at home. Ah well. I suppose abstaining may lead to not being up so late, hence better sleep, hence being up earlier to get stuff done, hence a productive weekend. I can only hope
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                  • Closer to 8 hours of sleep. Yet by mid afternoon, I'm feeling very tired today. Mild headache too, which was there last evening, and resurfaced today around when I started feeling worn out. According to W30, there is normally fatigue on days 6 & 7. I'm on day 5, but then again, I think they anticipate people coming onto the program from more of a SAD menu. Hmm. Hubby seems grumpy tonight, which is apparently typical of day 5. I think he really missed the wine with dinner. And ice cream.

                    Was able to leave work a few hours early, compensation for the late day earlier in the week. A few errands on the way home, including picking up some new perfume, which I'd been meaning to do for a while. Bonus day at the Lancome counter made it a good day to buy. Felt so worn out later on at home that instead of the intended walk, I took a good hour and a half nap. I needed it. Looking forward to a good sleep tonight, with no alarm for the morning.

                    Eats:
                    B: coffee, 4 HB eggs with mayo
                    L: unintentional IF, just turned out that way.
                    some raw cashews, macadamias, spoonful of coconut butter
                    D: beef tenderloin steak, mushrooms, steamed broccoli with ghee & garlic, perrier, strawberries & coconut milk with shredded coconut
                    kombucha.

                    I actually managed fine wineless tonight. Of course, I'd like it, but after 5 days, it isn't such a big deal to abstain tonight since I'm sort of in the mindset for now. Hoping I can maintain that perspective for another 25 days.

                    Definitely feeling a bit thinner and less puffyness around the midsection.
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                    • I was in bed at midnight, which is a first for quite some time on a Friday for me. Woke up just after 9. Strangely enough, still feeling kind of tired today, and a hint of the headache remains.

                      Hubby admits that he was feeling very grumpy yesterday, and tired as well. We're both hoping for that supposed burst of energy that happens after around day 8 of W30. That would be rather nice. Of course, he's on the road this week, flight out early tomorrow and home on Friday, so will do the best he can while away and having to eat out. He's packing tins of salmon, nuts, and good quality jerky from a local butcher.

                      I scored a stalk of brussel sprouts at the farmers' market this morning, yay me. Until a couple of years ago, I never thought about how they grow. It's a thick woody stalk, mine is about 2 ft long and covered with little sprouts for $3. Got a variety of other local produce, including ground cherries, which are kind of neat. I've been eating more fruit lately, and not sweating it either. It's summer, so what better time for berries and stone fruit? I was sort of avoiding fruits for months (well, mostly, anyway) due to the carb content, but since I rarely get to ketosis anyway, what's the point? When I do a spot check, I'm pretty much always under 100g of carbs, and that would be a high sort of day.
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                      • Good going on your W30. I did one last March and I remember being very tired for a few days but eventually felt the energy return. I should have kept a journal. I've avoided all dried fruits and nut butters this week but split a bottle of Pinot w/ my sister last night :0/. I need to fully commit to W30 - perhaps 9/1.

                        I wish my hubby would get on board w/ this woe. He tried when I first started but he never pushed thru the carb withdrawal. He's pretty lean and has convinced himself he doesn't need to change. I've given him all reading materials I have but he isn't ready to take the plunge. Any suggestions?

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                        • Brussels sprouts are pretty cool, aren't they? I love them. When I was a kid I was actually afraid of them. I don't mean I didn't like them, I had actual fear. How weird is that? I got over it.

                          I doing well on Whole30 except for butter.
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                          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                          • Originally posted by BJDMINN View Post
                            Good going on your W30. I did one last March and I remember being very tired for a few days but eventually felt the energy return. I should have kept a journal. I've avoided all dried fruits and nut butters this week but split a bottle of Pinot w/ my sister last night :0/. I need to fully commit to W30 - perhaps 9/1.
                            Thanks. Nice to hear that someone else found it gets better as far as energy. I've had plenty of sleep this weekend but still don't feel caught up. Good on you for avoiding the sugar laden dried fruits and nut butters.

                            Originally posted by BJDMINN View Post
                            I wish my hubby would get on board w/ this woe. He tried when I first started but he never pushed thru the carb withdrawal. He's pretty lean and has convinced himself he doesn't need to change. I've given him all reading materials I have but he isn't ready to take the plunge. Any suggestions?
                            I'm sort of lucky that hubby is tagging along. It's only recently that he's been reading more, though he did read PB soon after I made the switch. He's always followed along (at home, at least) when I seem to find something that works, like when I did WW 12 years ago. After I lost 15 lbs, he said "I want to do what you're doing". When we started PB, he was on statins, and now he's been completely off for probably 9 months or so, with his cholesterol numbers normalizing. Gotta like that!

                            As for suggestions, I guess just give it time. He has to find something in it that resonates for him, like perhaps living a long, healthy and active life with you, rather than lagging behind if and when he starts to get some markers of being not quite so healthy. I found that pushing it doesn't lead anywhere good.


                            Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                            Brussels sprouts are pretty cool, aren't they? I love them. When I was a kid I was actually afraid of them. I don't mean I didn't like them, I had actual fear. How weird is that? I got over it.
                            That's too funny! My favourite way to have them is roasted in the oven with some sort of fat, simple salt & pepper, until the outer leaves are super browned and toasty. Superdelicious veggie candy. Seriously.

                            Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                            I doing well on Whole30 except for butter.
                            Excellent! I'm really not missing butter, and have even stopped reaching for it out of habit. Steamed broccoli topped with ghee, garlic powder, salt & pepper was quite divine on Friday, no sense of lacking at all.
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                            • Yesterday's eats:
                              B: black coffee, 3 HB eggs with mayo, tiny bit of leftover steak (all that hubby left me)
                              random times: raw cashews & macadamia nuts, grapes, few ground cherries, few strawberries, spoon of creamed coconut, and I can't remember what else, but on plan and small bits.
                              D: large pork sirloin chop, cauliflower rice sauteed in ghee, heirloom tomato salad. A peach.
                              Hungry later, so another small chop, and a chilled mix of creamed coconut/almond butter/cocoa. Not sure what I was looking for, this was not quite it, but ate it anyway.

                              8 1/2 hours of sleep to a natural wakening. Still kind of tired, but when I tried to stay in bed longer, I was awake. I suppose I can always nap later if needed. Nice to be up early and get a few things done, which I normally don't do on weekends. Kitchen is tidy, second load of laundry is in, big breakfast cooked and consumed (I'm sort of full now, so have to delay my planned walk for a bit).

                              And here's something very interesting. Scale says 146.4 today. Wow.
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                              • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                                And here's something very interesting. Scale says 146.4 today. Wow.
                                Nice!!
                                I'm not weighing my self for the next few days...
                                "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                                "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                                "Moderation sucks." Suse
                                "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                                "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


                                Winencandy

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