GlenG

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  1. Hot Potato

    Now if I can just not burn my sweet potato chips.
  2. GlenG's Whole30

    This was my first time and I had zero cheats or slip ups. I will say that the first couple of days I didn't get the veggies in my breakfast but fixed that by day 3 or 5 I think. The other 'disclaimer' I need to add is about halfway through the 30 days I began CPAP therapy for sleep apnea and I'm positive that had an affect on a few health issues. So for any 'cure' I'll list W30 for Whole30, CPAP for CPAP or Combo for what I feel is probably some of both. Heart palpitations - For probably better than a year my heart would randomly speed up its rate, skip, etc. It got me nervous enough to visit the Dr but nothing was discovered. At any rate, those are GONE. Combo Gunky/slimy eyes - Ok, about 5 years ago I got fed up with some double vision issues and went to my optometrist who told me to take fish oil pills. After that didn't help I went to an ophthalmologist who was amazing. (the difference between someone who measures eyes and someone that is a Dr of eye health) She diagnosed me with Floppy Eyelid Syndrome (yes, it's a real thing ) and she said that was probably caused by sleep apnea and contacted my reg Dr to order a sleep study. That's how I found out I had sleep apnea. Floppy Eyelid Syndrome is a condition where your eye lids open when you wake up due to sleep apnea and then the lids don't shut all the way back when you go back to sleep. So, your eyeballs dry out creating pits in the surface, etc. and your eyes are crying for moisture so they pump out mucus like there's no tomorrow. Thus, for over a year now my vision has been double vision with like vasaline smeared over my eyeballs. Not fun. At any rate, GONE. Probably CPAP but certainly W30 could be a part of that. Congestion - For years, especially right after I eat a meal, if I'm talking I'll get like this pudding that develops in the center of my chest. I'll say a couple of words and have to clear the airway, a couple of words and clear the airway. This can last for 30 minutes. It would also happen in between meals and was quite annoying to myself and the people I was trying to talk to, especially over the phone. For the most part, this is now GONE. I will still have it occasionally after a meal but it's a fraction of what it used to be. W30 Gas - Nobody farts more than my dad, bless his heart. All his life, dozens of times a day and now that he's older anywhere, anytime. So, for me to be 5-25 times a day I thought it was hereditary, but for the most part, GONE. I'm thinking W30 is the main player here but CPAP may have a tiny hand in it. Weight - This is a tough one for a couple of reasons. One, at my last Dr visit a few months ago I asked how much I weighed that day and he said, "I'm not sure, the scale stops at 350." As I recall, it was not that much out of center so I doubt it would have been over 360. That said, my scale is old, not great, and in fact broke today. But it was reading anywhere from 350-330 before it died, so I'll say the range of weight lost is probably 15-20 lbs. I think I also lost about an inch or more from my waist as I had to start wearing a belt w/my jeans last week or they'd end up on the floor. At any rate, I lost some weight and inches off my waist. W30 all the way. My experience was dealt 2 blows during the 30 days, the first being a 3 day bout with diarrhea during the 2nd week. I have no clue why; we were eating the same food, nobody else had it, etc. Maybe my gut fixing something due to W30? Who knows. I read the label on Pepto Bismal and there's a sweetener in it so I didn't use it. The other item was a pinched nerve in my back between L4 and L5 that lasted for over a week. What misery. Pain meds didn't really work and gave me severe constipation. I finally saw a chiropractor that was great and got me fixed. That was a horrible week. So being in bed drugged up, in pain, etc. I missed some meals but that's ok. Can't eat when you're asleep any way. I also ultimately stopped taking a probiotic pill during the W30. I figured I'd give the food a chance to get my gut bacteria right and I think that's worked. My plan is to go Paleo starting today. I'm not doing the W30 reintro method because most of what I like that's not Paleo has grain and cheese together so I'm trying that combo for supper tonight. If it doesn't work, I know what to do.
  3. June 1st Support Thread

    My last day is over.
  4. Family of 3 Starting July 7th

    I've done every diet, tracked food, etc and this is quite different. My wife and our college age son did it, well are doing it. 2 days left! You can do it just be prepared to cook A LOT, and the meat is not cheap but think of all the money you'll save not eating out.
  5. UGH! Red Lobster

    I had steamed crab legs, for the first time, and they were great. I just didn't use the butter.
  6. June 1st Support Thread

    I've been 4 times, twice Chipoltle, once Red Lobster, and once IHOP (horrible steak)
  7. June 1st Support Thread

    A day behind but still going strong. I am getting burned out of the dining out experience being Chipoltle's single option though.
  8. day 31 and the wheels came off

    I'm 10 days away from being done and I wonder sometimes what that 31st day will be, but I think that will be the first day in a long time I'm going to really PLAN that day what I'll eat. It's either going to be cheese or a tortilla. You did great, don't let day 31 slip into the rest of your life. Get back to basics and focus on the wonderful things you did over the past 30 days.
  9. On the bright side, you won't be eating out that much for the next 30 days.
  10. Hot Potato

    btw, the only damage I notice is the light inside the microwave isn't as bright as it used to be but then the reflective white surface still has some soot/smoke damage on it.
  11. A cure for food obsessions?addictions?

    YES!!! I used to go to sleep at night thinking about what food I would eat the next day and that's totally gone now!! I don't care what I eat next and I'm only on day 20.
  12. Hot Potato

    I made one last night. 2 minutes, flipped it over for another 90 seconds. It was perfect.
  13. 3rd Attempt! Starting today.

    I've not had 3 meals a day all week for a variety of reasons, but I'm not hungry either. Stick it out this time, you can do it! Day 19 for me.
  14. June 1st Support Thread

    Some time get some raspberries and smash them up into a topping or kind of sauce and put that w/your sweet potato coins. Like a dessert.
  15. Hot Potato

    It's working fine but I still have some smoke stains to remove.