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  1. Brewer5

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    Ladies, I appreciate your understanding and commiseration. I'm not using this as some kind of excuse to completely derail -- you all know how well I was doing yesterday before this happened. This is why keeping a journal and having support/accountability is so important. So I'll just evaluate my findings here: woke up with a headache and could feel fluid in my left ear before I even opened my eyes - it's almost always my left ear - this is classic bad sign for me woke up with my entire lower back aching - I can't tell you when was the last time I felt this - many month
    3 points
  2. BabyBear

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    Panic attacks suck! Nearly messing the pants sucks worse! I would have totally locked myself in my room and hid under the covers for several days. You went to the movies and stayed present in your peoples life. Since you started logging on here you’ve had at least 21 compliant days. Let that sink in... 21 days somewhere between 42 and 63 meals plus snacks that have nourished your body rather than attack your body. You keep coming back and that is what success looks like. It is only a failure if you don’t get back up, no matter how long that takes. Be proud of the fact you keep getting up.
    2 points
  3. RI Day 4(2/3) - compliant day 4:30 am up with sick baby. Had to give him a bath x 2. He finally asleep around 8:30 so I went back to bed. 10:30 awake and really not feeling it today. I put on my big girl britches and got up anyways. Decided to work out while baby was still sleeping. 10:45 exercise: 45 min - 30 min Beachbody post natal yoga; 15 min Natalie Hodson stronger together 12 week week 1 blue 3 circuits 10 reps bicep curl 5lb 10 reps standing row 5lb 10 Counter height push up 10 triceps dips with foot support 60 sec plank on knees I’m glad I worked
    2 points
  4. So I went to the store (Better Health) and found a large selection of whole30 salad dressing. Yaaaaay! I picked up ranch for veggie dipping, even though I wanted to buy all of them. I actually took the last ranch on the shelf! Today is my lucky day
    2 points
  5. Brewer5

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    You guys are great. Thank you. @BabyBear ~ you took the time to go back and count for me. That means a lot. And @Emma ~ I'm already a fully-fledged, card-carrying member of The Club ..... and that is when the anxiety about it really began. The saying, "Shit happens" has a lot of meaning for me. Lol. Yes... yes, it does.
    1 point
  6. Churning stomachs - ugh ugh ugh. Seems like the stomach bugs and the viruses are never ending this year. I'm tired of them. Bet you are at this moment too!!! My go-to's for a queasy stomach has always been eggs and toast or spam and rice. Laughing - Spam! The funny thing is that the spam doesn't have anything in it that causes obvious reactions. The toast is trickier. Hope things pass quickly (ha - that was like a pun) and you feel better soon. Trust your body and what it wants to feel better.
    1 point
  7. Emma

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    Oh my goodness - the vegan thing did not work for me! I tried a vegan cleanse with some other folks at my doctor's office and weekly we'd all meet and they'd all share how great they were feeling and I'd just stay quiet so I wouldn't mess with the happy vibe, but I felt HORRIBLE. I had headaches, was bloated, was constipated. I read it might be not enough protein so I added more in and still felt horrible. It was a good three week experiment because I felt like I gave it a go and learned that the foods (the grains and the legumes) are not the best visitors in my body. I feel SO much better eat
    1 point
  8. Amy_Michigan

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    Sorry to hear this. I can't understand what that feels like, but they have really affected my mom's life. I'm really glad to hear you gave yourself time to relax and unwind.
    1 point
  9. Amy_Michigan

    Amy's Log for 2020

    Done with day 4! Made a tuna patty, but I rushed it so it turned into scrambled eggs with tuna mixed in. Eating my packed side dish veggies I brought to lunch (mostly raw broccoli) didn't work out since I went to the store after I ate my chicken salad for lunch. Then, I was going to have them for dinner with the ranch and determined that this ranch is not going to be adequate for dipping purposes...It's better suited for salad. Now, if I had made homemade paleo ranch I would have eaten the raw broccoli right up, but without it, it was inedible (at least to me). So I put them in the fri
    1 point
  10. Emma

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    Panic attacks are horrible! I've only had a minor one when I thought I was stuck in a cave and I can still recall the speeding heartbeat and the changes in my body as I dealt with it. I have a friend who has them occasionally and I can certainly appreciate how exhausting and confusing they are for her. A stinkin' car wash - what a drag to have your day de-railed by something you didn't expect!!! The movie sounds wonderful - what did you see? And your final thought about the brain-gut connection - so true. And so hard to smooth it out!
    1 point
  11. Great reflection on what messages works and doesn't work. It's so hard to want to see changes and yet the day to day process is so slow, but it all adds up. I think your photos were really wonderful. Hope your baby recovers quickly and you don't get anything!!
    1 point
  12. @lizziehall thank you for the kind words. I struggle with seeing the improvement over seeing how far I still have to go. But one thing I’m learning is to let it go, focus on my choices and my body will take care of the rest. It wasn’t stepping on the scale, taking measurements, or comparison photos that made the difference, it was my choices and my choices alone! @Emma ah I’m so glad we shared a smile! It was a great day. Today has been harder with the baby being sick, but I’m still smiling! Go figure!
    1 point
  13. Emma

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    It is a food-fog, isn't it! Reading your description resonated with me completely. Not the intense PMS part. I've never had that, but I am a good little trooper, handling everything calmly and pleasantly and just layering on more fog to keep things down. I love, love, love your analogies. Good for you for taking off that pack and doing some assessing of what really needs to be there. I, on the other hand, have a backpack that isn't closed up nor packed well. Crap is falling out or hanging on the sides. I'm like when you unpack at a hotel and then look around and wonder how all that sh-
    1 point
  14. Day 4 So, I woke up totally unmotivated. Didn't want to go to work..pondered requesting a PTO day last minute but couldn't think of a good excuse. Also didn't want to put my breakfast together or warm anything up. But I did all of those things. I warmed up my sweet potato soup, warmed up a turkey patty that I cooked over the weekend, and put together a lunch of a chicken salad and a BIG bowl of fresh veggies. And I went to work. In order to eat raw broccoli I am going to have to go scavenging for some dip or dressing that is whole30 compliant at the health food store around the bloc
    1 point
  15. RI Day 4 cont 4:00 Ugh Down for the count. I feel ick, and my stomach is churning. I put Digestzen essential oils on it and it has helped settle it. I’m going to try to nap. I only had to run to the bathroom half a dozen times while trying to rest. Baby seems to be feeling better. He’s asking for food. So I fixed him some biscuits because I know he will eat that and it’s fairly bland. Plus he begged for grapes so I caved and gave him some. I grabbed some for me too, hopefully that doesn’t back fire on me. They were refreshing. I had half a handful of pistachios with it
    0 points