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    The weird thing (so many weird things here) is that I sat in that chair a thousand times and the pin never stuck me. And this pretty much sums up my friend's life.

    Okay, confession is good for the soul, right? I have learned a valuable lesson. Never cook an entire package of bacon when you are really, really hungry.

    I decided to cook all the bacon as it is so much more convenient, also it is good for the cast iron pan to cook a lot of fatty things in the beginning to thoroughly season the surface. And I think you can guess what happened from there. Twelve ounces of bacon have been consumed, along with a wonderful Early Girl tomato compliments of my landlord, homemade mayo (I whip it up like nothing now, so easy), a handful of lettuce, and a lot of Brussels sprouts (they cook really nicely in bacon grease).

    But...I am not beating myself up about it. For one thing, one outrageous meal doesn't really make any difference. Also I am fighting a sinus infection and as long as I feel like eating, I'm going to eat. Not stressing about anything now. My body is a product of millions of years of evolution and it can easily heal itself as long as I don't do stupid things like worry about what size I'm going to wear in December.

    I am really full now and the natural ham is safe for tonight. What's left of it anyway.

    Pork. It's what's for dinner.
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    That bacon story sounds familiar.

    My natural ham was not as lucky as yours. It has diminished. Along with a big whack of roasted cauliflower with caraway seeds, seeing as I didn't have any whole cumin seeds on hand. Simple, two-dish meal.
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    I've made an executive decision. I'm aborting my Whole30. This sinus infection is getting out of hand. Looking back in my journal, obviously it was taking hold on the first day of the Whole30, and this is not a good time to figure out what causes problems and what is positive. Here it is Monday morning and I woke up feeling miserable, and I thought I would be better now! Although not really much will change as I already am 98% primal without a whole lot of dairy. I might have a glass of wine tonight.

    Oddly, my calories and macros were fine yesterday despite eating 10 slices of bacon. Funny how when I have decided to feast I still end up in the same place. The only thing that really pushes me out of bounds is sweet treats. It seems like meaty feasts, even fatty ones, are okay. Maybe because you don't really eat much else when you overindulge in things like bacon and ribs.

    I've had to give myself two nebulizer treatments - last night and then this morning. I'm just wheezing too much. As a respiratory therapist I know that letting myself wheeze uncontrollably is just promoting more inflammation and more wheezing. A little discouraging because I really hate using this medication even though it is a major part of my job to administer it to other people. I have been so happy that I have eradicated virtually all medication from my life, no drug company shill am I! But getting a sinus infection should not be viewed as a personal failure. There is also a little voice in the back of my mind saying that firing up the old immune system here at the end of the summer is not a bad thing as cold/flu season is just around the corner. I am over 50 now. (Gulp) But on the heels of my having my friend visit and seeing how she is totally in the thrall of prescription pharmaceuticals for everything from dry eyes to dry heels to digestion, I am really reluctant to put anything in my mouth that isn't nutrient-dense food. Which is stupid; I need to do what I need to do.
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    Siobhan, I hope you feel better soon. From experience (with kids, mind you) it really sounds like you might need some augmentin for 10-14 days. I'm not a big antibiotic prescriber (even for ear infections, as most are viral), but reading your symptoms hits all my must haves to get me to prescribe. It's important you go into the winter season healthy, you know what it's like in the hospital during flu/pneumonia season!
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    I'm sorry about the battle with your sinuses, but I'm very interested that the Whole 30 is the cause. I wonder why cutting OUT certain foods is triggering your sinusitis. Could it be your body finally cleaning up that area? At first I was wondering if your pill of a friend wore or used products you're sensitive to, or perhaps that eating out exposed you to rancid oils one too many times, but since you started struggling with this before-hand, that's out.

    Anyway, hope you mend soon.

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    Kerry, I don't think Siobhan sees the Whole30 as the cause. It's just not a productive thing to be doing at the same time as battling an infection. Her body is already dealing with a major stressor, which will make it very hard to evaluate if the Whole30 is helping. And there's no point in adding extra stressors.

    Do take good care of yourself, Siobhan. I totally share your aversion to pills and prescriptions, but they do indeed have their place. And this is one of those places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    Kerry, I don't think Siobhan sees the Whole30 as the cause. It's just not a productive thing to be doing at the same time as battling an infection. Her body is already dealing with a major stressor, which will make it very hard to evaluate if the Whole30 is helping. And there's no point in adding extra stressors.

    Do take good care of yourself, Siobhan. I totally share your aversion to pills and prescriptions, but they do indeed have their place. And this is one of those places.
    Oh duh, so much for reading comprehension skills. Thx for explaining!

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    Glad you liked the Coronation chicken. Spread the good word.

    I tried a store bought one the other day when hungry, boke. Homemade or not at all.

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    Well, here's hoping you feel better soon!
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    I think you are all right about the antibiotics; I have a call into my doctor. I want to beat this thing and not let it wear me down. Better to do it sooner than later. I'll get all healthy again and try the whole 30 when I'm able to tell what's really going on. Actually, an interview I saw with Robb Wolff inspired me like nothing else - Himself actually eats some dairy! He learned through careful reintroduction of certain types of dairy that he either benefits from or at least does not suffer from small amount of high-quality cheese, whey protein (Mark's), pastured butter. And he has the same problems I do, namely acne and annoying minor skin disorders.

    I can feel the seasons start to turn - hopefully the heat is over. The past few days have been very warm but not so humid and much more comfortable. I am so looking forward to the next few months, my favorite time of the year, September through December.

    After I moved I had my computer at a conventional desk and it was killing my neck - this morning I put up a standing computer station. Woot!
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