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theanne

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  1. Day 22 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: N/A Lunch: Mashed potatoes w/ coconut milk, spinach, tuna Dinner: Bowl of curry coconut milk tomato soup, serving of pan-seared fries Snacks: Banana Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Totally failed this today, haha Fitness: Meh, was up and down most of the day but there were a couple times I got sucked into the internet! Life: Mostly took today off. The Middle Ages fair wore me out yesterday.
  2. Day 20 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Loaded veggie scrambled eggs Lunch: 2 chicken strips, boiled potatoes, broccoli Dinner: Chicken + veggie stir fry, pan-seared fries Snacks: Banana Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Walked to grocery store Fitness: More or less! Life: Client work all but completed for the weekend :-) Day 21 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Loaded veggie scrambled eggs w/ half a potato Lunch: Banana, half a mango, 2 sausage snack sticks, 2 boiled eggs Dinner: Rumpsteak and a baked potato Snacks: – Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Went to a Middle Aged market and was on my feet for more than half the day Fitness: N/A Life: Did a small amount of maintenance work in the morning
  3. Day 19 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Scrambled eggs w/ sausage bits in it Lunch: 2 chicken strips, fries, broccoli Dinner: Cucumber, frozen grapes, sausage Snacks: Banana Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Walked to grocery store Fitness: Kinda slacked on this, again Life: More client work maintenance! Yay!
  4. Day 18 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, sausage, leftover mashed potatoes (tiny bit) Lunch: Mashed coconut milk potatoes, tuna, spinach Dinner: Sausage and fries, 1/4 grapefruit Snacks: Banana Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Park walk + grocery store Fitness: Kinda slacked on this Life: Maintaining speed on client work! I've never stayed this up to date on so much before. Wheeee
  5. Day 17 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with tomatoes, paprika, white onions, green onions, minute steak Lunch: Mashed coconut milk potatoes, tuna, spinach Dinner: Fresh guacamole (1/2 avocado for my share) with coconut milk, tomatoes, onion and lemon plus pan-seared fries, 1/4 grapefruit and 1/2 banana Snacks: Banana Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Walked to the grocery store Fitness: Mostly check! Life: Of course now a new wave of client work is coming in. I'm only just slightly behind, but at least I'm now on a new set of work rather than super old tasks!
  6. Day 16 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with tomatoes, paprika, white onions, green onions Lunch: Boiled eggs (2) tucked into paprika slices, topped with cucumbers and wrapped in prosciutto Dinner: Minute steak, boiled potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, seared tomatoes, broccoli Snacks: Frozen banana, white flat peaches (dunno English name) Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Walked through the park Fitness: Check! Life: Client work all caught up! I've pretty much abandoned Coursera but work takes priority and I like having at least some relaxation time during the day.
  7. Day 14 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Loaded scrambled eggs and banana Lunch: Mashed potatoes (almond milk and coconut milk) with tuna and spinach Dinner: Half a cantaloupe Snacks: Flat white peaches Drinks: Coffee, unsweetened almond milk, water Fitness: Walk in the park and groceries Fitness: Check! Life: Client work in progress, getting closer! Day 15 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with tomatoes, paprika, white onions, green onions, prosciutto Lunch: Half a plate of pan-cooked fries, served under a stir fry of diced minute steak, tomatoes, paprika, and onions Dinner: 2 boiled eggs, prosciutto, huge pile of boiled broccoli Snacks: Frozen banana Drinks: Coffee, unsweetened almond milk, water Fitness: Walked through the park Fitness: Check! Life: Pile of client work is ALMOST DONE!! Save for a few short tasks to resolve tomorrow, I'm finally about done with my backlog of client work. Checked off quite a few boxes today and sent out invoices. I've been needing new photos to use for graphics in my new business stuff, so we used the walk through the park to grab a few photos You can see how awesome I've been feeling on Whole30!
  8. Day 13 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: 2 sausage, 2 over easy eggs Lunch: Boiled potatoes, pan-seared salmon, nectarine Dinner: 1 sausage, small serving of fries Snacks: Nectarines, bananas Drinks: Coffee, unsweetened almond milk, water Fitness: Walked through the park Fitness: Check! Life: Client work keeps piling on! Weekend goals to get everything sorted.
  9. Day 12 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Banana and loaded scrambled eggs Lunch: Boiled potatoes, pan-seared turkey, coconut tomato soup curry Dinner: Half a banana, bowl of pan-cooked fries, bowl of applesauce with cinnamon Snacks: Bananassss Drinks: Coffee, unsweetened almond milk, water Fitness: The park plus groceries is becoming a daily thing! Fitness: Definitely failed once or twice through the day but rectified quickly Life: Very distracted by new business ideas, struggling on actual client work. Figures.
  10. Thanks! Slow and steady does it! Day 11 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Banana and loaded scrambled eggs Lunch: Sweet potato curry and pan-fried turkey Dinner: Fruit salad with banana, mango, nectarines Snacks: Banana Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Walk through the park plus groceries, again Fitness: Not sure that I was totally on this but tried to be conscientious Life: New goals, getting client and other work under wraps. Fell behind yesterday, hoping my steady energy today is good enough to catch up again! While I don't feel or look "skinnier", I've noticed that I feel a lot less bloated lately. It's nice.
  11. Wait you're in Missoula!? One of my best friends lives there! P.S. Keep up the good work!
  12. Day 10 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Banana and loaded scrambled eggs Lunch: Mashed potatoes with coconut milk, tuna, spinach (this was eaten over two separate sittings) Dinner: Fried pineapple with cinnamon Snacks: None Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Walk through the park plus groceries Fitness: Check! Life: Still fairly backed up on client work. My new challenge goal may just be to wrangle my freelance work into submission. While sometimes I'm still a bit hungry I've noticed that I'm not eating as much anymore and still getting through the day alright... energy levels seem to be semi-stable. Coming up on 17 days doing (probably not a perfect but close to) Whole30.
  13. Day 9 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Boiled potatoes, scrambled eggs with paprika and onion Lunch: Tomato coconut milk soup, pan-seared fries, frozen salmon Dinner: Wasn't very hungry, ate a banana Snacks: None Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Grocery shopping walk! Fitness: Check! Life: Got a lot of new client work coming in, didn't make time for the course. Kind of thinking this is one that may get dropped by the wayside if the workload continues to be too high.
  14. Day 8 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Minute steak, scrambled eggs with chives and coconut milk, sautéed veggies (paprika, onions, zucchini) Lunch: Mashed potatoes with coconut milk, spinach, tuna Dinner: We went light and snacky – smoked sausage, banana, nectarine, and cucumbers Snacks: Nectarines Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Walked outside really briefly but didn't quite hit this one. Fitness: Check! Life: Nope, avoiding pressure on courses over the weekend. New life win, I decided to try out a new money making idea – invented and built this yesterday: https://seoprompts.com – next I plan on running a few Facebook ads to see if anyone is interested and signs up to the waitlist. I only need 10 people to cover costs and make it worthwhile!
  15. Day 7 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: 1 Schnecke sausage, 2 poached eggs, cubed home fried potatoes w/ sautéed onions and paprika Lunch: A quarter of a 5kg watermelon, plus 2 smoked sausage sticks Dinner: Minute steak, half a plate of sautéed veggies (zucchini, paprika, onions), pan-seared fries, fruit whose name I'm not sure of Snacks: Banana Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: We went downtown and wandered all over the place Fitness: Hardly worked so, definitely wasn't just sitting at the computer all day. Life: Spent most of the day out at Christopher Street Day events! No pressure on courses over the weekend.
  16. Day 6 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: 1 sausage, 2.5 scrambled eggs with onions and bacon, small portion of fries Lunch: A quarter of a 5kg watermelon, plus 2 smoked sausage sticks Dinner: Minute steak, half a plate of sautéed veggies (broccoli, zucchini, paprika, onions), whole small seared tomato Snacks: Bananas, nectarines Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Took a walk through the park and went grocery shopping. Fitness: Check! Life: No progress on Pattern Discovery in Data Mining. General note: I fell asleep a bit hungry, probably could have stood to add some extra carbs in there.
  17. Oh! A note on the cost of Whole30 – it's 12~ days into our Whole30 and we've already spent the upper limit of what we normally do in a month. And we're still even doing it on the super cheap side (not much in the way of organic, for example). So, it's a good thing I got those raises!
  18. Day 5 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Hash brown w/ eggs, pure applesauce (leftovers from yesterday) Lunch: 1.5 sausages, boiled potatoes with ghee, half a mango, half a nectarine Dinner: 1/3 of a potato, half a bowl of coconut tomato curry, poached egg Snacks: None Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Took a lovely stroll through the park today. Fitness: Check! Life: Watched the first 10 minutes of video for Lesson 1 of Pattern Discovery in Data Mining. In other wins, I got a raise for one gig and was promoted to editor for another. #winning It was just the one, but it was a doozy! Went from (just outside) San Diego to (just outside) Salt Lake City. And... if I can do it, almost anyone can do it. I went super slow, 30-40 miles a day maybe. My farthest days were 60-75 miles, and there were only a couple of those. Honestly it was more the mental stamina and survival stuff (being prepared, pushing through exhaustion, and getting creative in a pinch) than the actual biking. Though the biking WAS hard and I had to walk a good portion of the mountains. If you ever have questions about doing a solo bike tour just hit me up :-) I am far from being an athlete and there were times I wanted to quit but it was such a great experience. I can give you all the non-athlete, doing-it-for-fun advice... some people get real intense.
  19. This!! We've been doing the Whole30 and the first thing we did was clear out all the junk food and stashed the non-Whole30 foods we're okay to eat after (like honey) way out of sight and nowhere near the rest of our usual food items. Harder when visitors come and talk you into it, but yeah prevention is way more effective than trying to say no while staring right at it.
  20. Day 4 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: Hash brown w/ eggs, pure applesauce Lunch: Baked french fries and boiled frozen veggies Dinner: Mashed potatoes, tuna (1/2 can), and spinach Snacks: Peach Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Another grocery trip! This time for nectarines, a mango, and sunflower oil Fitness: Check! Life: No progress on Pattern Discovery in Data Mining, but I made a lot of good progress on work so not a wasted day.
  21. Ugh this sounds so good! Unfortunately all my extra $$ is going towards the x2 grocery budget for food and we don't already have a slow cooker. :\ Hello! Thanks! And likewise? Not sure what it would be but I'm eager to please
  22. Day 3 checkin: Diet: Breakfast: 3 loaded scrambled eggs (loaded for me typically means bacon, onions, paprika, green onions, spinach and the eggs whipped in coconut milk) Lunch: Mashed potatoes, tuna (1/2 can), and spinach Dinner: Baked french fries and boiled frozen veggies Snacks: Peaches and bananas Drinks: Coffee, water Fitness: Took a trip to the grocery store! This is always a decent 20 minute round trip ordeal at least, walking to and from. Fitness: I didn't track it closely but I was pretty good about getting up today. Life: I settled on Pattern Discovery in Data Mining, since advanced text analysis is something I want to be able to do for a hobby side project of mine. Went through the orientation session! Hopefully I'm not in over my head here.
  23. Day 2 checkin: Diet: Loaded scrambled eggs for breakfast, baked fries and boiled veggies for lunch, and salmon, boiled potatoes, and broccoli for dinner. Nectarines and bananas as fillers throughout the day. We treated ourselves to a little grape juice which is questionable as far as Whole30 goes, but in the end I'm calling it okay. Fitness: Multiple trips outside the house! Win. Fitness: Definitely was up and down, almost to the point of distraction. Life: Since I largely focused on launching a new podcast, I didn't end up finalizing my Coursera choice. My goal for Day 3 is to get the freak started. General notes – this is actually now the start of Week 2 on the Whole30 plan. I'm not having particular cravings for bad food or anything, but I am getting very tired of the amount of effort/prep/time that goes into cooking. I just want some easy-make meals that don't suck ya know??
  24. I also struggle with meditation. I find that when I put less pressure on myself it helps me ease into it. When I ever did it remotely successful before, it was by setting a 5 minute timer first thing when I woke up before getting out of bed... I'd just sit up with my eyes still closed, try not to slouch too hard, and enjoy the fact I wasn't getting up yet. Maybe something like this would work for you!
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