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    Steak Day!

    Good morning, friends. Despite no turkey yesterday and a decent BM this morning, my weight jumped again--148 this morning, which puts me 2.8 above LIW. Yikes.

    Still not entirely sure what's going on as there are too many variables, unfortunately. Here are some possibilities:

    1. TOM is coming, though it's scheduled for 10 days away. However, I am perimenopausal, so there's no telling, really, where I am in my cycle. No tell tale pimples yet, though I was ravenously hungry yesterday which is often an indication.
    2. Turkey and the fact that my turkey was pre-brined with a solution that included sugar. Though yesterday I didn't eat any turkey.
    3. I did A LOT of exercise yesterday and am sore today (see yesterday's post about lugging and stacking a full cord of firewood for two hours), a clear indication of normal water retention from muscle inflammation.
    4. Yesterday I ate A LOT of food, and some things that could potentially cause problems. Two dishes that included pine nuts and raisins, for one. A significant amount of coconut cream. The last of my weird holiday pie plus a piece of my birthday chocolate cake. And my mother's caponata, which is heavy on nightshades, and I hadn't eaten any eggplant in months--long before I began my HCG round in September.
    5. I probably drank 1/4 the amount of water I normally do yesterday.

    A perfect storm, perhaps, especially given that my weight was already on the uptick. But it's such a challenge to understand weight gain in this new world in which I can't really rely on calories in, calories out the way I used to. I didn't think my food was too sugar-starchy yesterday, as even the desserts were P3 compliant. But oh well. Here's what i actually ate:

    pre-breakfast: bulletproof coffee with 1 t each ghee and mct oil plus vital proteins collagen
    breakfast (four hours later): two slices bacon, two eggs scrambled with kale and a couple spoonsful of caponata (eggplant relish including celery, onion, red pepper, tomatoes, olives, capers, pine nuts, raisins, red wine vinegar, evoo)
    lunch: banh mi bowl with pasture raised ground pork, homemade pickled veggies (using swerve and white vinegar), raw spinach, cucumber, 1 T homemade mayo; then I also had a piece of holiday pie with coconut cream (against all grains recipe pumpkin pie)
    dinner: sicilian cauliflower with beef (ground beef and cauliflower with an herby vinaigrette plus pine nuts and raisins) and a big slice of my keto chocolate cake

    The pine nuts and raisins in both the caponata and beef with cauliflower were more of an accent than a central feature of each dish.

    I also began taking a new herbal supplement from my ayurvedic practitioner that calls for mixing the herbs with honey but she told me I could mix mine with ghee given my dietary restrictions. So I also had an extra two teaspoons of ghee yesterday with those herbs that are meant to act as an expectorant to help continue to clear the remnants of COVID-19 in my body.

    In short, if anyone can offer thoughts, advice, insight, I'm all ears. But there's a lot going on, right? Yesterday was also the most food I've eaten in a day probably since P3 started. I was genuinely hungry, though.

    Anyway, I'm not freaking out about it, despite the length of the post that might suggest otherwise. I took a lovely grass-fed T-Bone out of the freezer and have an apple on hand for my first and only meal of the day tonight. I have so much to accomplish today it's actually perfect timing for a fast so I don't have to think about or spend time preparing and eating food. And I keep telling myself a steak day is built into the program, so to have to do one is not that big of a deal.

    It does make me want to double down on my commitment to listening and being responsive to my hunger and satiety cues, however. I do worry a bit that last week's holidays and holiday eating could potentially begin a slippery slope of returning to an old pattern of overeating and using food to celebrate, which is frankly emotional eating. I think once in a while is normal, but slipping into an entire season of it, as I've done in past years, not slowing down or being mindful about it until after New Year's, is definitely a pattern I'm very much committed to breaking. So maybe this happening now and requiring a steak day is perfect timing. A way to hit pause and correct. Take stock of my behavior with food. Become more mindful.

    And so that is my intention for this steak day: to use it to start again with a fresh week and a fresh perspective. Return to the path.

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    MissM.... might as welll..... its just a nice way to reshuffle the Thanksgiving and your birthday eats.....

    I am getting into bed straight after work.... drank a fair amount of water but not going insane.... had yogurt this morning and Blueberries for lunch...think I will do some papaya for dinner and hit the sack....

    I think I will need to see a doc but really concerned about doing antibiotics but it looks like I cannot ignore it any longer.....really experiencing pain
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlirtyFlo View Post
    MissM.... might as welll..... its just a nice way to reshuffle the Thanksgiving and your birthday eats.....

    I am getting into bed straight after work.... drank a fair amount of water but not going insane.... had yogurt this morning and Blueberries for lunch...think I will do some papaya for dinner and hit the sack....

    I think I will need to see a doc but really concerned about doing antibiotics but it looks like I cannot ignore it any longer.....really experiencing pain
    Pain is a sign you need to direct your attention there. Hopefully you have or can find a doc who is mindful about antibiotic use. But frankly, antibiotics can be lifesaving when we need them, so don't be afraid. And I'll say to you what you wisely said to me though in a different context: trust the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlirtyFlo View Post
    MissM.... might as welll..... its just a nice way to reshuffle the Thanksgiving and your birthday eats.....

    I am getting into bed straight after work.... drank a fair amount of water but not going insane.... had yogurt this morning and Blueberries for lunch...think I will do some papaya for dinner and hit the sack....

    I think I will need to see a doc but really concerned about doing antibiotics but it looks like I cannot ignore it any longer.....really experiencing pain
    Oh so sorry, Yvonne. Yes, do see a doctor. There is a place for antibiotics when needed! I don't know if you have holistic doctors or functional medicine doctors in SA but they can then also help with restoring your gut. Well wishes to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    Steak Day!

    Good morning, friends. Despite no turkey yesterday and a decent BM this morning, my weight jumped again--148 this morning, which puts me 2.8 above LIW. Yikes.

    Still not entirely sure what's going on as there are too many variables, unfortunately. Here are some possibilities:

    1. TOM is coming, though it's scheduled for 10 days away. However, I am perimenopausal, so there's no telling, really, where I am in my cycle. No tell tale pimples yet, though I was ravenously hungry yesterday which is often an indication.
    2. Turkey and the fact that my turkey was pre-brined with a solution that included sugar. Though yesterday I didn't eat any turkey.
    3. I did A LOT of exercise yesterday and am sore today (see yesterday's post about lugging and stacking a full cord of firewood for two hours), a clear indication of normal water retention from muscle inflammation.
    4. Yesterday I ate A LOT of food, and some things that could potentially cause problems. Two dishes that included pine nuts and raisins, for one. A significant amount of coconut cream. The last of my weird holiday pie plus a piece of my birthday chocolate cake. And my mother's caponata, which is heavy on nightshades, and I hadn't eaten any eggplant in months--long before I began my HCG round in September.
    5. I probably drank 1/4 the amount of water I normally do yesterday.

    A perfect storm, perhaps, especially given that my weight was already on the uptick. But it's such a challenge to understand weight gain in this new world in which I can't really rely on calories in, calories out the way I used to. I didn't think my food was too sugar-starchy yesterday, as even the desserts were P3 compliant. But oh well. Here's what i actually ate:

    pre-breakfast: bulletproof coffee with 1 t each ghee and mct oil plus vital proteins collagen
    breakfast (four hours later): two slices bacon, two eggs scrambled with kale and a couple spoonsful of caponata (eggplant relish including celery, onion, red pepper, tomatoes, olives, capers, pine nuts, raisins, red wine vinegar, evoo)
    lunch: banh mi bowl with pasture raised ground pork, homemade pickled veggies (using swerve and white vinegar), raw spinach, cucumber, 1 T homemade mayo; then I also had a piece of holiday pie with coconut cream (against all grains recipe pumpkin pie)
    dinner: sicilian cauliflower with beef (ground beef and cauliflower with an herby vinaigrette plus pine nuts and raisins) and a big slice of my keto chocolate cake

    The pine nuts and raisins in both the caponata and beef with cauliflower were more of an accent than a central feature of each dish.

    I also began taking a new herbal supplement from my ayurvedic practitioner that calls for mixing the herbs with honey but she told me I could mix mine with ghee given my dietary restrictions. So I also had an extra two teaspoons of ghee yesterday with those herbs that are meant to act as an expectorant to help continue to clear the remnants of COVID-19 in my body.

    In short, if anyone can offer thoughts, advice, insight, I'm all ears. But there's a lot going on, right? Yesterday was also the most food I've eaten in a day probably since P3 started. I was genuinely hungry, though.

    Anyway, I'm not freaking out about it, despite the length of the post that might suggest otherwise. I took a lovely grass-fed T-Bone out of the freezer and have an apple on hand for my first and only meal of the day tonight. I have so much to accomplish today it's actually perfect timing for a fast so I don't have to think about or spend time preparing and eating food. And I keep telling myself a steak day is built into the program, so to have to do one is not that big of a deal.

    It does make me want to double down on my commitment to listening and being responsive to my hunger and satiety cues, however. I do worry a bit that last week's holidays and holiday eating could potentially begin a slippery slope of returning to an old pattern of overeating and using food to celebrate, which is frankly emotional eating. I think once in a while is normal, but slipping into an entire season of it, as I've done in past years, not slowing down or being mindful about it until after New Year's, is definitely a pattern I'm very much committed to breaking. So maybe this happening now and requiring a steak day is perfect timing. A way to hit pause and correct. Take stock of my behavior with food. Become more mindful.

    And so that is my intention for this steak day: to use it to start again with a fresh week and a fresh perspective. Return to the path.

    Just lost a response to your previous post because I was not signed in. Gah. But then I saw this and I am sorry you are in need of a steak day. I mean, it happens and as you say, it is built in when needed. Here too, trust the process and back to basics! I'd put my bet on the turkey at this point! Of course, Tom can add to this as well, and so could nightshades. That said, it could be a second-day whip so also look at the day before!

    I think wrt eating and holidays: Allow a splurge one or two days and then do a clean day. That is what I try anyway!

    Hope the steak day brings the weight down and you can pick up where you left off on your journey! It is nice to know what you are going to eat and be done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    Weight is up a bit more today, but still within range. 146.2, which is up 1 from LIW. Not exactly sure what's going on, though bathroom issues is one, and I'm starting to wonder if turkey is a culprit as I've read it is for others on the forum, including Leez. Today I'm not eating any turkey and will see what happens. I sure have a lot of leftover turkey, though, including that magnificent bone broth soup I made!

    I'm starting to decorate for Christmas and it gives me such a warm feeling inside. I also had a cord of firewood delivered/dumped in my driveway, so I spent a couple hours stacking wood. That, my friends, I now know is no joke in terms of physical labor. It took hours and nearly 5 miles worth of steps not to mention a full body workout squatting and lifting logs, and picking them up and carrying them in my arms. I very well may be sore tomorrow, and I quite think I need a nap.

    I am also starting to have even more fun in the kitchen, realizing more and more foods I can make and eat. This morning, kind of on a whim, I made my mother's caponata recipe. It is divine, and it made enough for me to put some in cute jars with matching spoons to give as gifts. I think as I make my move away from sweets except as very rare occasional treats, it's only right that I not give sweets as gifts. So, a savory treat it is for a couple fortunate friends of mine!

    Looking forward to a new week of P3. Friends visiting next weekend, and I may have some wine with them though I'm not sure. It'll be a belated birthday celebration, so they're planning for us to make a nice meal at home. Surf and turf is what they suggested, and that's perfectly wonderful as far as I'm concerned, and perfectly P3 compliant as well. I'll probably still have chocolate bday cake leftover (and it's so rich and moist it will likely still be good!). One of my friends who is coming is diabetic and really struggles to manage his blood sugar, so I'm sure he'll be open to hearing about my journey and tasting my P3 foods.

    But first: writing thank you notes and submitting grades and finishing unpacking and decorating. I also return to teaching barre in the studio this week, so that's exciting!
    I am not looking at turkey the same anymore LOL I am not fond of it to begin with so it is not going to be worth it to me. I literally put it back in the fridge yesterday or the day before after I was going to have some and remembered the threads about it. Not going to gain weight on something I don't even like!

    Wowza on the wood! Real-life workouts are the best! Multifunctional movement!

    I started writing holiday cards and that always gets me into the season! We plan on getting a tree next weekend. Your idea of a savory treat sounds great! I may just do that also. Maybe Piccalilli!

    Yay on in-studio teaching! My gym is still closed as we are in a 4 week freeze, but it probably will be extended through Christmas. Our numbers are not bad at all but I guess we have a cautious governor. I can appreciate that but not everyone does and many are suffering because of it. It is all so hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstrong View Post
    I am not looking at turkey the same anymore LOL I am not fond of it to begin with so it is not going to be worth it to me. I literally put it back in the fridge yesterday or the day before after I was going to have some and remembered the threads about it. Not going to gain weight on something I don't even like!

    Wowza on the wood! Real-life workouts are the best! Multifunctional movement!

    I started writing holiday cards and that always gets me into the season! We plan on getting a tree next weekend. Your idea of a savory treat sounds great! I may just do that also. Maybe Piccalilli!

    Yay on in-studio teaching! My gym is still closed as we are in a 4 week freeze, but it probably will be extended through Christmas. Our numbers are not bad at all but I guess we have a cautious governor. I can appreciate that but not everyone does and many are suffering because of it. It is all so hard.
    Our group fitness classes are shut down as well, but there's a loophole for studios that are big enough to space people out 12 feet apart. Then we can call it "private" rather than "group" fitness. So, we've reduced numbers in person and will be live-streaming the classes as well. I'm just glad to be getting back to teaching. It does a world of good for me to be a member/leader of that community.

    I had that same thought about multifunctional movement yesterday, mrsstrong! Good lord it was a full-body workout in the best ways. Made me grateful to have the strength and agility that I do. I spent two hours lifting and hauling chunks of wood. Pretty cool. And I can move today.

    I'll keep y'all posted about the steak day results, of course. I actually do like turkey and have never noticed this before. But I've also never been a daily weigher before. The second day whip is an interesting theory. On Saturday I ate a giant Thanksgiving leftover meal including plenty of crisped-up turkey skin, which is my favorite. But I only ate the one meal that day.

    I've gained the insight this year that these holiday foods are definitely triggering for me (big news flash, right?). But seriously, all my mindfulness regarding hunger and satiety went out the window with those familiar tastes and heaping plates. I'm happy to get back to more reasonable eating of more interesting flavored foods. And in moving forward I'm going to be extra aware of how I behave around these holiday foods and meals. Staying curious.

    And no turkey for Christmas!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    I've gained the insight this year that these holiday foods are definitely triggering for me (big news flash, right?). But seriously, all my mindfulness regarding hunger and satiety went out the window with those familiar tastes and heaping plates. I'm happy to get back to more reasonable eating of more interesting flavored foods. And in moving forward I'm going to be extra aware of how I behave around these holiday foods and meals. Staying curious.

    And no turkey for Christmas!!
    Hahaha, big news flash indeed! Not!
    I mean, we know, in theory, that holidays are the worst diet-wise. But then when it clicks because you actually see how/why it triggers you, you can have more control. It is interesting, on the reverse, that I have offended people when I don't eat what they think I should eat, even when eating out as if it is a critique of their choice of food. It's weird. My husband's family had the hardest time when some of my kids needed to be gluten-free and one dairy-free for a time. Like all eating the same is bonding or something and eating differently is against the pack and ruins getting together. I think food hides a multitude of imperfections in relationships and interactions.

    My biggest lesson, in general, has been I don't owe anyone an explanation and I am not responsible for anyone else's response to my choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstrong View Post
    Hahaha, big news flash indeed! Not!
    I mean, we know, in theory, that holidays are the worst diet-wise. But then when it clicks because you actually see how/why it triggers you, you can have more control. It is interesting, on the reverse, that I have offended people when I don't eat what they think I should eat, even when eating out as if it is a critique of their choice of food. It's weird. My husband's family had the hardest time when some of my kids needed to be gluten-free and one dairy-free for a time. Like all eating the same is bonding or something and eating differently is against the pack and ruins getting together. I think food hides a multitude of imperfections in relationships and interactions.

    My biggest lesson, in general, has been I don't owe anyone an explanation and I am not responsible for anyone else's response to my choices.
    Yes, indeed!!

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    First Steak Day donezo!

    I must say I didn't mind doing it one bit. IF is old hat to me, and Lord knows I loves me a great big juicy steak. Plenty of coffee, green tea, and water kept me full and running to the bathroom all day.

    Now do your magic, steak day!!!!! We'll see what happens on the scale tomorrow morning. . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    Our group fitness classes are shut down as well, but there's a loophole for studios that are big enough to space people out 12 feet apart. Then we can call it "private" rather than "group" fitness. So, we've reduced numbers in person and will be live-streaming the classes as well. I'm just glad to be getting back to teaching. It does a world of good for me to be a member/leader of that community.

    I had that same thought about multifunctional movement yesterday, mrsstrong! Good lord it was a full-body workout in the best ways. Made me grateful to have the strength and agility that I do. I spent two hours lifting and hauling chunks of wood. Pretty cool. And I can move today.

    I'll keep y'all posted about the steak day results, of course. I actually do like turkey and have never noticed this before. But I've also never been a daily weigher before. The second day whip is an interesting theory. On Saturday I ate a giant Thanksgiving leftover meal including plenty of crisped-up turkey skin, which is my favorite. But I only ate the one meal that day.

    I've gained the insight this year that these holiday foods are definitely triggering for me (big news flash, right?). But seriously, all my mindfulness regarding hunger and satiety went out the window with those familiar tastes and heaping plates. I'm happy to get back to more reasonable eating of more interesting flavored foods. And in moving forward I'm going to be extra aware of how I behave around these holiday foods and meals. Staying curious.

    And no turkey for Christmas!!
    It's funny that you mentioned crisped turkey skin, my friend (up 4.6 lbs.) said she also had that as well on Thanksgiving for breakfast. Almost sounds like turkey may be a big problem for many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdwis View Post
    It's funny that you mentioned crisped turkey skin, my friend (up 4.6 lbs.) said she also had that as well on Thanksgiving for breakfast. Almost sounds like turkey may be a big problem for many.
    Very interesting, indeed. I wonder if it's the skin and fattier meats, though. I've never had trouble with turkey breast. But who knows?

    This is certainly an enormous benefit of the forum, though--the shared experiences we wouldn't otherwise know about are invaluable!

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