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  • #16
    Sending positive vibes your way, Jac!

    That wee fantail would make a fabulous tattoo. What a great symbol!

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    • #17
      I love the pewakawaka (fantail)! ;D they are the best!

      I don't think yu need to visit the whole30 web site to do a whole30. The idea is to just cut out everything that isn't whole fruit, veg, meat, and eggs. I think that's pretty straight forward.

      But I recommend smaller chunks. Start with a "whole7" meaning that for the next 7 days, no chocolate, no sweets, no grains, no soda. Then, renew after 7 days. Or choose a number like 10 or 9. Go that many days and evaluate how you feel.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Jac View Post
        I get panicked when I try to count calories or analyse my food intake according to macronutrients,
        Me too!

        Originally posted by marthat View Post
        I got the first one in my 40th year.
        Me too

        Originally posted by marthat View Post
        I'm currently doing a Whole30 and I would second the others in recommending it.
        I can't recommend it. My Whole 30 experience was NOT good for me. I will NOT do another one!

        Originally posted by Jac View Post
        I went back to the whole30 site, but it just pisses me off . I've done this twice - 2 full times, no cheats, no slippage, and no whining. It didn't make a single bit of difference to how I felt, how I looked, or what I weighed. Not a single noticeable thing!
        Me too

        Originally posted by Jac View Post
        Losing weight is a mysterious process for me.
        Me too (hehehe, this "me too" is becoming silly)

        Originally posted by Jac View Post
        One day. I can do this today.
        You can do ANYTHING for one day! (That's what I keep telling myself)

        Originally posted by marthat View Post
        That wee fantail would make a fabulous tattoo. What a great symbol!
        +1
        "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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        • #19
          Originally posted by Jac View Post
          Ok, thanks. Paleobird, your directness is just what I'd hoped for. Jammies, thanks for the envy And the suggestions.

          I've had coke today, and have just eaten the last few squares of chocolate. Tomorrow's day 1 of kicking it once and for all. Caffeine, sweeteners and sugar are all being used as crutches for my lack of energy. The rest of the crap is just collatoral damage and isn't difficult to fix. I usually get a headache for a couple of days, but it's lethargy that pulls me back to it after I've detoxed. I'll start with a 30 day challenge and track progress.

          Love you guys, really
          Anytime.
          You can do this Jac. I know there is way too much hype around the Whole 30 thing saying it will "change your life" etc, and this has left some people feeling a bit disillusioned with it. I think for some people who consistently eat twinkies and fries, it might very well be life changing. For those of us that are already fairly health conscious, not so much. In your case, Jac, I do think it is still worth doing just for the clean out effect. (What my Dad, an engineer, would call backflushing the filters). It's not going to make you look like Cameron Diaz after 30 days but it is a sensible place to get started. Clean out your filters first, then we can start talking about the precise composition and quantity of fuel your engine needs (to strain an engineering metaphor to the breaking point).

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
            Anytime.
            You can do this Jac. I know there is way too much hype around the Whole 30 thing saying it will "change your life" etc, and this has left some people feeling a bit disillusioned with it. I think for some people who consistently eat twinkies and fries, it might very well be life changing. For those of us that are already fairly health conscious, not so much. In your case, Jac, I do think it is still worth doing just for the clean out effect. (What my Dad, an engineer, would call backflushing the filters). It's not going to make you look like Cameron Diaz after 30 days but it is a sensible place to get started. Clean out your filters first, then we can start talking about the precise composition and quantity of fuel your engine needs (to strain an engineering metaphor to the breaking point).
            I agree with this - I did a whole 30 after 6 months of primal and pretty much just found it made me obsessed with food and wanting to "cheat" all the time. I have a friend who did it with me, but she had never been primal. She loved it - completely eliminated all her joint pain and she lost the little bit of remaining baby weight.
            Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

            http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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            • #21
              End of day one. Thanks for the lovely messages.

              I had blueberries and coconut milk for breakfast, which I won't do again as I was quite hungry an hour
              later. Bacon, eggs and a banana for lunch, with a glass of kombucha (which I'm very proud of! - its delicious, but it's taking ages to brew in this weather). Dinner was a steak braised in some of my homemade tomato preserve, kumara and greens.

              Headache, slight irritability, but this is the first time in ages I've made it through the evening without any abdo pain. Cocoa with spices for supper. I've also been quite thirsty, so herbal tea and water through the day, too.
              Started Feb 18 2011

              Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

              Journalling here

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              • #22
                Great Day 1!! You can do it, Jac! Good luck on Day 2!

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                • #23
                  sounds good indeed.

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                  • #24
                    11am, day 2. I've done some work, cleaned the kitchen (including stove top and floor), fed the dogs, and had bacon and eggs for breakfast. I slept better, and woke up feeling starving

                    I want sugar - can taste it, even! And I have to go grocery shopping soon. These 2 things together could have been a problem, which is why I wanted to post them. I simply can't buy any non-food, and I won't.

                    Daughter #1's last day at work today, then she's on maternity leave. I wish I could go see her - the next time I see her she'll be a mother!
                    Started Feb 18 2011

                    Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                    Journalling here

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Jac View Post
                      11am, day 2. I've done some work, cleaned the kitchen (including stove top and floor), fed the dogs, and had bacon and eggs for breakfast. I slept better, and woke up feeling starving

                      I want sugar - can taste it, even! And I have to go grocery shopping soon. These 2 things together could have been a problem, which is why I wanted to post them. I simply can't buy any non-food, and I won't.

                      Daughter #1's last day at work today, then she's on maternity leave. I wish I could go see her - the next time I see her she'll be a mother!
                      Yes, it is much easier to have willpower in the middle of the day at the store than in the evening at the fridge door.

                      Stay strong. The fact that you have a headache is evidence of caffeine addiction. Kick it out of your life. Once and for all.

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                      • #26
                        Evening isn't a problem for me, the afternoon is. I have clear and pretty immediate consequences for eating and drinking the wrong stuff after about 6pm - trouble sleeping, IBS flares, horrible taste in my mouth in the morning, constipation -all associated with overeating, snacking, caffeine and sugar at night. In the afternoon I have hours to recover, so the consequences are lighter and less immediate. That's the problem with coke - I get the benefit of a taste and texture I enjoy, with little downside - other than the intellectual and/or longer term.

                        Shopping went smoothly. There are some new coconut products out - coconut water and juice, and all but one brand have added sugar! Anyway, food has been good - mussels for a snack, chicken and spuds for dinner, with a few mandarins to follow. No headache today.
                        Started Feb 18 2011

                        Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                        Journalling here

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                        • #27
                          Good grief - the headache, the pain ooohhhhh . This is day 3 without sugar, caffeine, and all the other chemicals in the crap I've been eating and drinking. OUCH!

                          I slept very well, but had trouble waking up this morning. I think I slept about 11 hours in all. Today we've been demolishing the old bathroom, so there's been lots of noise, dust, and interesting things like biiig sledgehammers and crowbars. I enjoyed it, although my muscles felt and still feel like lead. I think today has been just about pushing through, and now I get to kick back and watch TV until I fall into bed again.

                          I still have the puffiness, a sore back (referred gut pain), and bit of anxiety too. I weighed myself this morning - I'm 90.4, which is a kilo over my lightest weight so far. I'm pleased about that, because I expected to see more of the water weight - it's still obvious in the way I look. Tomorrow will be a full week since I ate the bread, so I'm hoping to come back to normal very soon.

                          Through the day I've been musing again about why I fell off the wagon. The stuff yesterday about not getting immediate feedback from my body that it's a bad idea to drink sodas and eat lollies - well, that helped a bit. Most of the crap that kind of calls to me also punishes me. I've now had proof positive that bread does it too. Even Tony, who seems to have very few gut issues, talked about how he gets brain fog the day after we've eaten bread. For the sugar, I need to find a way of thinking about it in a longer term way. I want to be off this mini yo-yo! It's the drinks that start it off, every time. Finding coconut water yesterday was a very good thing, and brewing kombucha is working well, too. Slips tend to start with being out and not having anything 'rewarding' to order or buy at the supermarket. It sucks not liking tea or coffee, since those are the most innocuous things I could drink, and FODMAP/fruitjuice is just a bad idea all round. Herbal teas at most of the cafes around here are just horrible. Maybe I need to turn into that weird person who carries her own teabags everywhere and just orders hot water
                          .

                          Anyway, I'll keep mulling. There isn't much risk of slippage in the next week, or even 2 weeks, since I'm nicely focused. The danger time is after that, so I need to have my decision firmly entrenched with backup strategies in place by then.

                          Bacon and eggs with banana again this morning, about 10am. An apple around midday, and a couple of drumsticks with a glass of kombucha just now (4pm). Dinner in a couple of hours will be steak, kumara and veges. If I'm hungry later, I'll have blueberries with coconut cream and some 100% cacao nibs. Hard work, and a headache apparently = starvation



                          Started Feb 18 2011

                          Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                          Journalling here

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                          • #28
                            I've been keeping track of what i eat on SparkPeople for quite a while now and looking back through my "favorites" list is like opening a time capsule. Under chocolate, I have the 70% stuff that I used to think was horribly bitter, then there was the 80% and the 88% panther bars, then the 90% Lindt, and now the 100% bakers chocolate.

                            The thought of eating the 70% stuff now is gaggingly sweet. Blech. Your taste buds really do adapt over time and change their perceptions. So does your brain. I can walk by what used to be my favorite pizza place and the smell is obnoxious. Not appealing at all. Your body craves what it is used to.

                            I am so glad you are getting the chemical nastiness out of your system. That has to go before anything else will work right.

                            You might try some rooibos tea. It has been used in traditional African medicine since before recorded history particularly for digestive upsets. Zero caffeine and a rich sort of nutty flavor. If you don't have it in stores try The Tea Spot.com online. That's where I get mine.

                            Hang in there.

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                            • #29
                              Ooh, I'd forgotten about rooibos tea - I use to make my kombucha. For the next batch I'm using a mix of black and green teas, but the last batches have been black and rooibos. Interesting that you taste nuttiness, paleobird - I taste honey! I love it.

                              I slept really well again last night. I've been taking natural calm at night, but didn't last night as it has a cumulative effect and makes me groggy so I tend to take it for about 3 nights, then stop for 2 or 3 nights. Today I'm just pottering around the house - nothing too strenuous. I'm teaching the next couple of days, so I'm 'on' all the time. Tiring, but fun. Then I've got marking to do - not so much fun, lol.

                              I popped over to the sugar junkies thread, but backed out pretty fast. I have a stupid and annoying thing going on, but it's nowhere near as life defining as those women. Makes me feel very lucky, and also realise that I can indeed do this .
                              Started Feb 18 2011

                              Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                              Journalling here

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                              • #30
                                you can do it for sure.

                                i started so many lists today. I have lists of what I want to do in the house, and then also what I need to do for the office. So many lists. LOL I think I have 17 different lists. I stuck them on the wall in the kitchen.

                                your reno reminded me of that.

                                I also spent all day yesterday teaching, and my business is going so well. It's insane. But I'm working about 60 hours a week right now. whew! but, I think by September, my teaching on a day to day basis will go down, while my one-on-one and other sorts of "events" (or monthly what-nots) will go up a bit.

                                I'm currently looking up my electronic visa application what-not for the australian work. so confusing. which i could just talk to someone.

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