Me and my boyfriend are still hanging in there. Hes looking great... really loosing the gut and inflammation! Im plateauing hard. This is my second w30 in a row though. Maybe ill get a woosh soon.
I had a minor cheat yesterday, adding honey to my way-too-strong homemade ginger tea (which I then watered down). Perhaps as a result, I dreamt about eating ice cream. I don't know what flavor it was, but it had all kinds of stuff in it, and was really tasty. I started bloating up in my dream! I think it was from watching Man vs. Food, and he had eaten a really big, full-of-stuff milkshake in Maine.
A guy I work with has an 11 year old daughter who has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. He's already resigning her to a lifetime of medications. He just told our boss that it's a series of ulcers and cysts in her large intestine and her immune system is fighting what it thinks is an infection but is actually "normal" waste products. He said, and I quote, it's treatable with the right medication and the good thing is that she won't be restricted from any activities or required to follow any restrictive diet requirements.
I sent him the link to the Whole30 website and suggested they read the book. Of course, I got the typical glazed look and mental eye roll. Makes me so sad and so mad. Another situation where families are uneducated and doctors are treating symptoms, not conditions. UGH!!!
Primal since March 5, 2012
SW: 221 | PSW: 217 | LPW: 183 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)
Just sent a long message to my severely sugar addicted sister, in regards to her question about "toning up." Whatever the hell that means. She's always had a problem with sugar, calling her an addict is no exaggeration. She even has a classic case of "Mountain Dew mouth." She and her SO sneak around each other, hiding their sugar stashes from one another. She goes ballistic when there's no sweets to be had and has to grab something in every store or cafe she goes into. It's even more exasperating when she ridicules my paleo ways, tells me I'm jumping on some trendy fad, then asks for advice on how to look more like me.
I just pointed her to MDA and told her she doesn't need to eat 120g of protein every day to tone up, it's time to get real about her sugar addiction and start there.
You can only lead the horse to water, I suppose...
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi