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    Whole30 starts tomorrow. Son is going gluten-free and dairy free as well for 2-3 weeks. I'm hoping that within 2 weeks we'll notice a change in his behavior and unbridled energy level. "What's Eating Your Child" has me believing that dairy is likely the problem.

    Sister-in-law said to me from across the room tonight that she's going to need a whole30 after all this non-paleo cheating we've done. I told her I'm starting one tomorrow. She said she's feeling pretty bloated and yucky. I don't think she'll be ready to do one right away tomorrow. Probably in January - at which point I will be joining her b/c I planned to do one in January anyway.

    Daughter is starting to exhibit signs of her asthma kicking up again. She's coughing like she's got a tickle in her throat. Tonight her cough resulted in vomiting. Going to have to ease her into using her inhaler again. Going to dig the humidifier out again too and open the air breather that's installed on our furnace - which means running the fan all the time to keep the air circulated. Stale and cold air seem to cause her the most problems. Keeping the air exchanger open and the fan blowing keeps the air moist, but prevents the growth of mildew/mold. Since our house is new (2007) and relatively "air tight", humidity gets trapped and this humidity promotes the growth of mold. Every winter before we discovered the air exchanger resulted in mold growth on my windows, which required me to bleach the areas. The air exchanger/fan combo prevents that from happening, and keeps her asthma symptoms at bay. Having discovered paleo, I can't help but wonder if her symptoms would go away completely if we removed dairy from her diet. Might be something worth looking into. She's coughing now and I'm tempted to give her a puff or two off her inhaler while she sleeps. Might be easier to get the meds into her lungs if she's sleeping...

    Put up our Christmas tree tonight. This is unusual for me as I usually don't put it up until after my birthday, and NEVER during November. But something is different this year. I feel more interested in Christmas - however, gift buying has not been as easy as it's been in the past. I've been shopping 3 times already and only purchased 2 outfits for Makenna, 1 tshirt for Brad, and an outfit for my niece. I ordered presents for 3 of the kids' cousins online but other than that, actual shopping trips have been less than successful.

    Anyhow, I'm gonna go visit Makenna with the inhaler. Have a nice night everyone.
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    It will be interesting to see how it goes with the dairy elimination. And it's so nice you have someone in your family who is on board with you. Someone with medical credentials, no less. Much harder for people to dismiss that.
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    Whole30 Day 1 Recap:

    Day 1 went really well. Started the day with 3 eggs and about 5 slices of bacon. Lunch was leftover turkey breast, about 3 or 4 leftover paleo deviled eggs, and celery with cashew butter. Dinner was 1 1/2 catfish fillets cooked in ghee, sweet potatoes diced and cooked in coconut oil, and steamed broccoli. I have the same for lunch today - I am uber excited about lunch! My fatty snack for the day was a hunk of refrigerated coconut cream (hard as a rock!!)

    The coconut cream gave me an idea last night. Next time I make coconut fudge, I will use coconut cream in place of the coconut oil. Maybe it'll maintain it's shape at room temperature that way.

    Day 1 went very well. If I remember correctly, day 1 has always gone well. Hopefully day 2 goes well also.

    Day 2 Plan:

    Breakfast: 3 hard boiled eggs, 3 slices bacon, many many supplements
    Lunch: catfish, sweet potato and broccoli leftovers
    Dinner: I'll probably do pork chops, mashed potatoes and peas for Brad and the kiddos. Swap a sweet potato and green beans for me. Or just do all green beans so I don't overdo the carbs today - since I'll also be having sweet potato for lunch.

    Other stuff:

    Brady did well with no milk yesterday. Sadly, I think we'll be replacing milk with juice b/c he does NOT like almond milk. Last night he asked for a bottle of water (then added a powder to it to make lemonade) so maybe we can get by with water after the initial no milk shock has worn off. We'll continue this for 3 weeks and reintroduce milk over the holidays and see what happens. Hopefully he has a change in behavior that is very noticable within that time so we know whether or not to continue.

    He was complaining of a stomach ache this morning so I hope he's not getting the same whatever crap Makenna had last week.

    Got my Maca this weekend. Took 1.5 gm last night. So far today I have taken 1.0 gm and plan to take another gm at bedtime. So far, no noticable effect.

    Need to sneak off to the bathroom at some point and take some measurements for the start of this Whole30 - before I start losing weight and bloat. Starting weight (forgot to weigh yesterday) was taken today: 191. Booo hisssss... Hopefully that won't last long. My hope with this Whole30 is a 10 lb loss. Get me down to 181 so I can officially say I've lost 40 lbs instead of saying "roughly 40"...

    Brad goes on straight first shift after the start of the year. They have to backfill his position so his current team has a mechanical resource when they're on 2nd shift. If he starts the 1st shift now and there's no one to fill his old spot, his team will scream that they can't fix the machines when they go down. It will be SOOO nice having him home every night. So nice! I am so stoked about it. No more will I be a single mom every other week. I do have to say that I feel bad for SIL b/c her husband also put in for the 1st shift position so she's still going to be doing the single mom thing every single day (they both work at the same place, but they're on opposite shifts for daycare convenience - no one wants to continue providing daycare until 11pm, ya know?), but she will soon be leaving the company to do her own daycare services, so it will be shortlived that they're on opposite shifts all the time. Starting in January, she will basically have the same schedule I had - single mom every other week. Don't get me wrong, it's not horrible or impossible, but it certainly does suck. Hopefully before too long BIL will find another opportunity to go after that'll put him on straight 1st shift as well.

    This opportunity certainly changes things for Brad. He has been talking about leaving his company to find a 1st shift job elsewhere. He absolutely hated his job b/c he wasn't allowed to do any real mechanical work. He wasn't allowed to fabricate anything - even if it would help the line run more smoothly, benefit the company, etc. He was just supposed to find the cause of the problem and fix it as best he could - seriously this place is crazy. You're not even allowed to run a cordless screwdriver unless you've had specialized training offered by them (luckily, Brad had gotten it). It's a safety thing and it protects the company, but it sucks when a mechanic who knows how to use the tools isn't allowed to use them, thus is unable to fix the problem, which required him to call someone who DID have specialized tool training so they could fix it. It made him feel inadequate, so he was going to leave to do what he knows how to do and loves doing... but now with this new opportunity, he'll enjoy his job more b/c he'll be able to recommend fabrication projects, improvements, etc. He'll be in a position that will afford him the trust he needs to do the type of work he's done for YEARS but was unable to actually do while on the clock at work.

    I have a lot of catching up to do since I didn't do much when I logged in this weekend. I hope everyone's having a great start to their week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    It will be interesting to see how it goes with the dairy elimination. And it's so nice you have someone in your family who is on board with you. Someone with medical credentials, no less. Much harder for people to dismiss that.
    I learned that she doesn't practice it, but she supports it. I was disappointed to hear she doesn't practice. Oh well. At least she's a medical professional (as professional as you can be as a med student) supporting the ideals.
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    Took my Pre-Whole30 measurements. Since October 3, I have gained 6 lbs and 2.75 inches... NOT the way I intended to go...

    So, that's my starting point for this Whole30. I knew things were going the wrong direction, but I certainly hadn't expected them to increase by so much... Oh well. Time to move on.
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    Don't sweat it, Jenn - you've had great success with the pass whole30's and I'm sure this one will be just as successful. Those numbers will all get back down to the places you want them to be.

    I'm also going VERY strict primal for the next couple weeks at least. I don't seem to be able to go more than 2 weeks without needing a little breather. So, for the next 14 days I'm strict primal!! We can support each other, K?

    I sure hope dairy is the culprit with Brady so you can pinpoint the issue and then just go into control mode. what a nice way to start the new year huh?

    And I'm so please to hear how pleased you are about Brad's new position and the change in schedule that it brings. How nice it will be to get back to a normal way of life and be able to see each other morning and evenings! Being on the same schedule makes much less stress in the home!
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    my motivation

    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    Ah, the awesomeness of the finances arguments never cease to thrill me... He keeps harping on me that we need to pay off the race car parts guy, but he fails to realize that there are MUCH more important bills to pay off - dentist bills that are 6 months old, physical therapy bills that are 6 months old... My financial priorities are food, fuel, daycare, and real bills that MUST be paid to avoid collections or loss of service (i.e. credit card debts, mortgage, utilities). It seems he's failing to realize that there are more important things than his repuation with Bud. Besides, his parents are currently working to pay off their agreed upon half of the racing debts from this summer, so it's not like Bud is waiting on a check to roll in - he's receiving one regularly from MIL and FIL. So sorry that tires for my car took priority over the bill to Bud...

    At this point, I'm willing to hand the whole shittin' works over to him and let him try to figure it out.
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    I sent him another message telling him to take the $25 out of his pocket and give that to Bud if he's so worried about him not being paid... we'll see how big of a priority it is when it comes to money coming out of his pocket instead of our checking account...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post

    At this point, I'm willing to hand the whole shittin' works over to him and let him try to figure it out.
    !

    Don't do that! His priorities won't suddenly change. Just imagine the hole you would be in after a month. It will give you new resolve.

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