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  • Spughy! Congrats! So cool! Were you paleo with your other pregnancies or is this your first? Curious bc husband and I are planning for sometime next yr and I want to continue w the same food choices!

    Anyway, I completed 41 days of the whole30. I was struggling w adding things back in bc I dont really "crave" anything else right now. I did want some frozen yogurt last night, so I went w my family and got some. I literally had 10 spoonfuls bc I didn't want to get sick. Well, I felt ok. Survived. But couldn't take how damn sweet the yogurt was! I'd rather have frozen bananas and mangos and call it a night.

    Needless to say, Im just going strict paleo and keeping it that way. I'll still stalk this page though

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    • Originally posted by TLoRu View Post
      Spughy! Congrats! So cool! Were you paleo with your other pregnancies or is this your first? Curious bc husband and I are planning for sometime next yr and I want to continue w the same food choices!
      This is my second, but I wasn't paleo with the first. I ate reasonably healthily - very, for CW - but I had trouble putting on weight (I only gained 15 lbs and it was gone by the time I left the hospital) and had a difficult birth and difficulty breastfeeding. So this time around I'm hoping for a better outcome with more nutrient-dense foods and more fat. I'll keep you updated on how I do - the real nausea hasn't hit yet, and I might have problems eating lunches like I had today when it does. I don't know - maybe a salad with sardines & sauerkraut and liverwurst on bell peppers will still sound good in a week or two, but I don't have a lot of hope for that so I'm stuffing all the goodness in I can before the ickies set in.

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      • Day 12 today (for me). Feeling drained today. I LHT on Wednesday and I think I'm still recovering. Very sore legs from doing squats. rest of me feels ok/decent. I'm up 2 lbs too, which I will blame on the muscle recovery water gain? Yeah, that's what I'll do b/c I've been perfectly perfect with my food choices, so I know it's not water gain from anything diet related.

        Sinuses are still acting up and I'm getting mighty damn tired of it. Think I'll call the ENT today and see if I have to have a referral or if I can just schedule an appointment. I've had this sinus crap since Mother's Day and I'm ready for it to go away. It's literally making me angry. ***EDIT*** Made an appt with an ENT for next Friday. She said I may be sent across the street for a CT scan... yippee skippee.

        I think I may have to give up almonds as a snack food. I was having some sciatic pain yesterday and couldn't figure out why b/c I was eating Whole30 approved foods. I even checked the ingredients on my almonds and there's no PUFAs or anything used. Says almonds and salt are the only ingredients. But then I read some of It Starts with Food last night and the Good Hartwigs say that almonds are high in naturally occuring PUFA's. And that typically there are enough antioxidants occuring naturally that the PUFAs don't oxidize, but roasting the almonds can destroy the antioxidants. My almonds are roasted and salted (they use that fine grain powdery salt so they don't coat the almonds in oil first, I guess, since no oils are listed in the ingredients). So I think the almonds were causing the sciatic pain. Sad day for me b/c I really enjoy almonds, but I do NOT enjoy sciatic pain, so I'll give it a try and see if that's what the problem is.

        Aaannd... I think that's it... I hope everyone is having a W30 day!
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Jenn is it possible your sciatic pain is related to body alignment/activity and not diet? I mean, unless you're downing a ton of those tasty-sounding almonds... I would go see an RMT who does myofascial release. You might have twinged something with the squats or just slept weird or something. Not everything that goes awry is food-related! I kept getting weird numbness and tingling in my arm - nothing I did diet-wise affected it, so I went to a good massage guy and found out that my shoulder had rotated forward and was pushing on a nerve - a couple sessions and some maintenance work and it's all fixed.

          Good food day again yesterday: breakfast of a bowl of diced fruit with my raw milk kefir poured over it (my stick blender was in the dishwasher), lunch was liverwurst on bell pepper and a sardine & sauerkraut salad, berry snacks plus a bit of good salami, and dinner was pork & mushroom meatballs in tomato-coconut curry sauce with cauliflowers and green beans.

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          • Spughy, I already see a chiropractor for MFR. I saw her all year last year - weekly - for this same thing before switching to Primal. After primal, it all went away. The problem is that my piriformis muscle gets tight and pinches the sciatic where it travels through the pelvis. The pain I seem to have now is temporary. It's like it flares up and then goes away a few hours later. Last night, it occurred about 2 hours after eating some almonds. Last week I experienced the same flare up (also on a Thursday - I remember the day b/c I was in class during both flares), and had also eaten almonds that day as well. The common denominator for both days was almonds and Hormel nitrate/nitrate free lunch meats and classroom chairs (we have the same chairs in my bosses office at the conference table, so I don't think the chairs are to blame).

            I will start with the almonds and see if that helps. If it flares up again, I'll look at what I've had to eat that day. Experiment of one, right?
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • A challenge coming up tonight - I'm going out to dinner with friend to a Brazilian BBQ place. Obviously there will be tons of meat, which is easy. Their side dishes aren't that great anyway so that won't be much of an issue. But! The place is also a bar, it's a festive celebration dinner, and I had the yummiest mango-tini last time I was there. I will be feeling a bit sorry for myself.

              It's interesting - alcohol has been one of the things I am missing most! I usually have a drink only once a week or so, so I'm surprised that this is an issue.

              Overall, things have been so much easier this time than they were during my last Whole30. Last time I felt deprived and resentful, and binged on nuts frequently.
              My blog: Pretty Good Paleo
              On Twitter: @NEKLocalvore

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              • Last night I went to my dental program orientation and everyone brought a dish to share. I made baked chicken and it was wonderful. No one brought a vegetable or salad dish. We had 3 tables full of pasta, pizza, sushi, other chicken dishes as well as lots of sweets. I made myself a plate of baked chicken and 2 slices of sushi..came home made me a BIG salad and more baked chicken. Looks like i'm going to be bringing both a salad and some meat to the rest of our get together's.

                Annika- I gave up alcohol on January 1st and since then I haven't had a sip but I do crave it once in a while.

                Heading to my hometown for the weekend..lots of family dinners ahead of me but I'm bring my own food and my hubby will be keeping me in check. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

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                • **sneaks into the Whole 30 forum to wave pom poms**

                  You're all doing great!!!

                  **sneaks away, all ninja-stealth in wannabe Vibrams**
                  F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                  **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                  **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                  • Annika, a mango-tini sounds FABULOUS and I would have a hard time passing one up - and I'm pregnant AND Whole30ing. (Mind you I never paid much heed to the "no drinking while pregnant" thing, but my taste for alcohol pretty much goes away anyway. But a mango-tini sounds good no matter what.)

                    Spent the day driving around the southern part of the island on logging roads looking for blueberries. No junk food was consumed. Lots of blueberries were, but after a few handfuls my tummy said "nope, no more of those" so I watched my sister (who is also Whole30ing) gobble them all up. There are not that many ripe at the moment, it was just a scouting expedition. I brought along some hardboiled eggs, snap peas, domestic blueberries and turnip sticks and picked up a stick of (good, nothing added) bison sausage along the way. I didn't even eat all of it. My appetite is totally gone. I've got chicken wings in the oven now and I'll make a salad to go along with them and then I am going to sleep. A lot. If I can - there's a big thunderstorm building here...

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                    • Actually, it was a mango-rita (margarita) - my mistake! It turned out that drinking was not a big part of the dinner so that was easier than I expected, but I bet some of the meat was not Whole30 compatible. I took one bite of pork which had a very sweet sauce on it. I was with people I didn't know well, so I didn't feel I could spit it out! I asked about a veggie side dish on the salad bar and was told it had a margarine-butter blend on it (ew!) so I skipped that and stuck to undressed salad and lots of meat. At this Brazilian BBQ place, the staff keep bringing skewers of small chunks of various meats to the table. There were several servers and I felt self-conscious about repeatedly questioning them about ingredients, so I bet I had some forbidden foods slipped in there - sugar (for sure, in that one bite of pork), butter, or seed oils. Oh well - I'm not going to restart my Whole30 over it. Take it on the chin and forge ahead!
                      My blog: Pretty Good Paleo
                      On Twitter: @NEKLocalvore

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                      • Today is day 6 for me. I feel like I'm coming down with something. My daughter had a fever yesterday. I don't have time to be sick right now. We were supposed to go to an amusement park today without kids for our anniversary. I'm not really feeling up to it.

                        I had a little bit of a margarita yesterday in celebration of my anniversary. I didn't drink much of it. I started to immediately feel the alcohol & I was driving. So, I gave it to my friend. I also had a few fries. On a better note, I had a bison burger for lunch. It was so good.

                        I'm also happy that I didn't have carb flu this week. woo hoo. Probably because I kept my carbs right around a hundred all week with more fruit than I normally eat. I'm going to try to get down to 75 carbs a day this week.

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                        • Alright, I've been doing it since Monday. Honestly, it isn't that much of a jump for me--I just switched to coconut milk in my coffee and quit making yogurt. I ate goat cheese (that I made) about twice a week and I ate rice maybe once a week before, so stopped all that.
                          HOwever, last week I had my cholesterol checked (everything good), so after this 30 days, I will have it checked again to compare numbers. I guess I am experimenting on myself.
                          http://www.cantneverdidanything.net/

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                          • So.... I just finished reading a section of the book that I skipped, and discovered that smoothies are NOT a good breakfast. Even though I pack mine with kale, it's true there's not a lot of protein in there. Weirdly, I'm not usually hungry throughout the morning and generally don't eat again until lunch, but I'll give proper breakfasts a go for a while and see how that works. So breakfast tomorrow will be a big whack of kale sauteed with bacon and leftover onions and mushrooms from dinner tonight (which was delicious - lamb burger topped with tomato, lettuce and fried onions, and sweet potato wedges), probably with a few eggs poached on top. Then I will try to stuff in another sardine salad with sauerkraut (which I like partly just because of the alliteration). Then it's off to the farm to see if I am still able to handle the work with my additional load of first-tri fatigue...

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                            • day 20 complete. I've been sick as a dog for 2 days
                              Managing only plain applesauce, banana and coconut milk
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                              Last night I also had chicken broth with egg and green onion and then today... finally i was feeling better
                              And not a moment too soon... we drove to an amusement park and went on Canadas's biggest rollercoaster 8 times. Annnnnd wait for it... I net Dallas and Melissa Hartwig! I was super star struck. I didnt have time to stay for their QA but i got a few copies of ISWF signed. Managed to.stay compliant.today by packing food in a cooler... easier on the wallet anyways. Ten days left. Lets.hope.there is still some more magic to come!

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                              • There must be something magical about a dietary program that lets you recover so quickly you can go on rollercoasters!!!!

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