Thanks for the tip - I'll try boiling it! I love the smell.
I got Robb Wolf's latest infographic thing in the mail, and took it to heart a bit. Then I discarded it. Then I spent a few whiney days feeling sorry for myself (see above posts :p) and not taking good care of myself - that sugar demon is really pushy, man. Then I decided that I'd consult with this guy in Auckland to get some assistance with my recurring IBS, my apparently new intolerances, and my lack of weight loss. Then, when I was brushing my teeth this morning, I put all those things together a bit more.
Picture this . . .
[LIST=1][*]Jac spends lots of $$ going to see this guy to get help[*]"So, are you completely grain free?"[*]Erm, no. Not recently.[*]"Are you completely sugar free?"[*]Erm, not at the moment.[*]"Are you completely, totally off the diet soft drinks?"[*]Erm, not right this moment.[*]"What happened last time you were completely grain, sugar, and artificial sweetener free?"[*]Erm, I didn't have IBS and I lost weight.[*]"Anything else you need to say?"[*]Yes, I didn't feel emotionally on top of things; I got pretty miserable actually[*]"Did you eat carbs during that time?"[*]Erm, no.[*]Suck it up, Buttercup. Starting now - 30 days of no grains, no sugar, no soda, and sensible intake of safe carbs. For you, that's sweet potato, some white potato, some rice, bananas and berries.[/LIST]
So there ya go . . . I saved heaps of $$, some extra travel, and lots of embarrassment :rolleyes:
Yay! Way to save money and find the right pattern. :)
way to go! #11 is the killer for me with anything. we will cheer you on for the 30 days =)
Thanks ladies :).
Eats so far - banana for breakfast, peppermint tea, pot of bru, chicken breast and tomato for lunch (was dry and boring, lol. Not on purpose, I was in a hurry and didn't take time to think about how to fix it better). I passed a fruit platter, which looked amazing, so I had a piece of orange and a small piece of fresh pineapple. Yum! Hopefully no fodmap repercussions . . . I'm pretty sure that was a small enough helping to get by.
Vit d and fish oil.
Concentration and mood OK. No particular IBS symptoms, just a bit of residual bloating.
Headache is developing. I also have a horrible taste in my mouth and a coated tongue. I have a dental appt on Wednesday - I'm wondering if I have a problem with one of my teeth. We shall see.
Dinner was kumara with green veges and pork chops with apple sauce. Yummy! Followed by 2 sticks of dark chocolate. Then a mandarin.
Start of day 2. It's the last teaching day for the year, and we always go out for a celebratory lunch with the class (postgraduate nurses). Wish me the strength to make good choices today . . .
Breakfast was a banana, then 1/2 mug of peppermint tea
Lunch: bread, followed by battered fish and chips, noodle salad and a wrap. I. Don't. Care. I didn't have any coke or anything else fizzy, so I'm taking this one as a win. I did have 2 glasses of pinot noir. Now it's just after 2.30, I'm back at my desk, and I have the shakes and a horrible headache.
This is the start of day 4. Hopefully the detox is over, cos it's been a little scary! I haven't focused on anything except for NOT having caffeine and artificial sweeteners. Last time I came off coke zero I substituted with diet lemonade, thinking that I'd transition off that later on. Instead, I ended up transitioning back to the coke.
This time I stopped cold turkey. I had a bad headache for a couple of days, which was tolerable. Then on night 2 I lay awake almost all night in a sweat, shaking, with my heart pounding - it felt like an adrenaline reaction. I was a bit nauseated and very uncomfortable. It didn't feel like a bug, and I don't see that the wine or bread would have done that to me. If that was detox, it was horrible! So yesterday I felt like a wrung out rag most of the day, but my mind was clear and I was relaxed. Last night I slept peacefully.
Today I'm off to Auckland again, but have a late-ish start. I'll be able to eat before I leave, and then again at the usual dinner time. I have to remember to take a water bottle with me, though - I've been getting really thirsty! I do miss the fizzy drinks, so might try some carbonated water.
Just as an aside - I picked up a bottle of something called H2Zero yesterday, which said 'no artificial sweeteners' and 'no fruit juice' on it. It was a fizzy flavoured water. The second ingredient listed was 'fruit flavours', followed by one of the sugar alcohols and then a list of the other sweeteners and flavours. What kind of word games are those, that made the product look (at first glance) like water with a squirt of something harmless in it?? It's a bit of a stretch, I thought.
Edited to add that in NZ, 'picked up' means I grabbed it to look at - I didn't buy it, or consume it ;)
Nice to meet a fellow coke zero addict. There again I work with a bloke who drinks 3 times as much as me.he really is an addict. The strange thing is I don't crave diet coke just coke zero. Had a few headaches, but just took 2 paracetamol and feel ok.
What has helped me is drinking loads of cups of tea.
I am trying not to drink anything fizzy. Not sure if eating really high fat, with plenty of salt has helped me or not, but strangely I haven't really missed it yet.
[QUOTE]This time I stopped cold turkey. I had a bad headache for a couple of days, which was tolerable. Then on night 2 I lay awake almost all night in a sweat, shaking, with my heart pounding - it felt like an adrenaline reaction. I was a bit nauseated and very uncomfortable. It didn't feel like a bug, and I don't see that the wine or bread would have done that to me. If that was detox, it was horrible! So yesterday I felt like a wrung out rag most of the day, but my mind was clear and I was relaxed. Last night I slept peacefully.
[/QUOTE] the first time i stopped drinking coffee i had the exact same symptoms. i am just so lucky i dont like coke. i went to a birthday party when i was 6 yrs old and had a whole stack. i was so sick that night. literally threw up 23 times. yes i remember counting lol from that day on, i have never been able to drink coke. i have tried but i just hate it. i use it to clean the toilet if i ever get given any. saves the middle man getting involved! i have never had the nuts to try to OD my kids with coke while they were small but i am the only person i have ever met who has this sort of relationship with the stuff. if you really do have a fizzy drink thing going on, as in you like them, maybe get yourself some water kefir grains? kombucha is another one but it is a mushroom that colonises everything so it could be not so good with food intolerances.
Do you get the Mount Franklin water there? They have a new range of mildly flavoured carbonated mineral waters that are just water and natural fruit flavour - no sugar, sweetener or anything else. They're yum, especially the mixed berry flavour.
[QUOTE=seaweed;981393]i am just so lucky i dont like coke. .[/QUOTE]
I totally agree Seaweed. When I was an ambulance officer - guess what we used to get blood off the road ???????
terrible stuff - it dissolves a rusty nail - thats really scarey - what is it doing to our insides ????
however I have a brother, actually I have quite a few siblings....and this brother who was top 10 in the WORLD - in tris, back in the day...... loves coke. Swears by the stuff...WTF ?????
anyway Jac, good on you girl. I so need some inspiration right now...and this has soooo helped !!!!!
I so hope your detox is over too
I think that we all need a party ! your place or mine ?????
heres the BBQ house. We could so have a party here, open fire, gas hobs, out of the wind.....