Coffeeandshoes

Members
  • Content Count

    107
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from cactuscat in Hashimoto's and autoimmune protocol   
    I'd love to talk with some of you, and get your experiences .I just got hashimotos diagnosis. but its "not bad enough to treat" according to my doctor. They will just watch my labs until the labs are bad enough for thyroid medicine. That's not a good plan as far as I'm concerned. I have been doing research for months because I suspected this for a while. I have done tons of research and listened to the thyroid summit, and made a game plan. I started working that plan for better sleep, less stress, only decaf coffee, ;( which was depressing and some gentle supplements to start. My head feels better, just my body feels like crap.  And I know I have to do this whole30 long term, and maybe even go farther with eggs and the AIP. I know logically that it takes time for repair of body tissue, maybe months or years.
     
    but.
     
     I have been  angry the last two weeks at the thought of never eating gluten again. I have a pretty good diet normally like mostly natural and unprocessed, and probably 80 to 90 percent paleo.  but it's not good enough. So I've been eating gluten and I feel gross and bloated. I've avoided telling anyone. I don't want advice, sympathy or anything. I want to feel not crappy. And the last two weeks? really busy at work and eating in restaurants, poor choices, gluten more than I ever would normally. It's like I'm "acting out" because of this thing.
     
    I took some positive steps to get back on the "whole30 wagon" (planning, buying groceries, cooking healthy choices)     But it sucks to just go out with friends. that is the hardest. And today I wanted ice cream, just to buy some stupid ice cream from the store. They didn't even have the coconut kind which I would have eaten. only milk based. And sherbet? is just sugar. I ended up making my own with coconut milk and mango. (I know it's not whole30, I just wanted comfort food, because of all the "I can't haves)
     
    I love cheese, it used to be my thing. A whole30 a few years back broke my cheese addiction, same for peanut butter. Now, I've given up regular coffee. And gluten. My joke is I can only have bread and water, but not bread.      
     
    For the record, I now understand how angry my type 2 diabetes mom felt  and she wasn't even giving up gluten, she just wanted to be able to eat whatever she wanted. I kept telling her "no one can eat whatever they want." The truth is, anyone can eat whatever they want, they just have to pay for it later.
  2. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to shii in Hanging by a Thread- Day 1   
    Then it sounds like you are ready, able, and willing.  
  3. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to glowgirl5 in Hypothyroid and Whole30 - suggestions?   
    Everybody is so different and there are several ways and different medications used to treat Thyroid issues. Choices....This site http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/has a wealth of info and Drs. Absolutely, get thee Jekchi to another Dr.  You are being treated with a pill, but not correctly if you still have all those hypo symptoms!
  4. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to Karen in The scale isn't moving   
    When my thyroid was not being treated properly, I packed on the pounds. Fast. If you're doing what worked before but the med is the only change, I'd start there before I start beating myself up! How long have you been on synthroid? Do you feel any better or any worse since you started taking it? Is your doctor monitoring your thyroid levels when you go back in? Does she test your free t3 in addition to free t4 and tsh? Will she also test your reverse t3?
    Since your thyroid is directly responsible for your metabolism, and since incorrect dosages and / or medications can swing your hormones one way or another, I'd ask your doctor to treat you properly FIRST before telling you you're not doing enough or doing things right. Yell at her if she's not treating your thyroid properly!
    Stopthethyroidmadness.Com is a good resource if you want more info!
  5. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to Mamaclark124 in The scale isn't moving   
    Thanks for all the feedback. Let me share a little more of the story.... So first off I'm not overweight, I'm 5'8" and about 153lbs. I had done my first whole thirty in October and lost and kept off about 8lbs. I began seeing this doctor in December for thyroid issues ( she's an endo) I went back in January and after some unsuccessful "off roading" over the holidays gained it all back. She was very unpleased that in 3 weeks I'd gained 8 pounds. My labs came back with low thyroid functioning and Hashimoto antibodies present. Given that she began me on synthroid and told me to see a nutrionist. I told her about my earlier success with the whole 30 and she told me it wouldn't work. So to prove her wrong, I started another whole 30, knowing it would make me feel amazing, and I should lose the weight!!!! So far I feel great, but the pounds aren't moving. I don't eat a lot of nuts or fruit but I will cut them to see if it helps.
    As far as meals go,
    Breakfast is : some potato, spinach or kale and 3 eggs. I make a frittata and add half an avocado. I usually skip the fruit, but if I do eat fruit it's a 1/2 a grapefruit

    Lunch: usually oven roasted chicken breast over mixed greens with olive oil and vinegar. Some extra veggies (usually carrots) and an apple or orange

    Dinner: usually a whole 30 approved recipe from either clothes make the girl or nom nom paleo. I like to cook and try and make my dinners for the week on the weekends so I can just heat and eat.
    I also will make monkey salad for desert.

    I do a 30-40 minute kickboxing, Pilates or Zumba workout most nights. I don't add the extras pwo because I'm not hungry and usually go to bed about an hour after my workout.

    I can't pinpoint what I'm doing wrong
  6. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to Tina R in The scale isn't moving   
    Has your doctor done a full Thyroid panel including reverse T3 and Thyroid Antibodies? Has your doctor run a full Adrenal test to make sure your adrenals are functioning well? Has your doctor run a full hormone panel to see that your hormones are balanced? All of these can prevent you from losing weight (ask me how I know). Eating healthy is step one but if your hormones are off you can train for a marathon and not lose any weight. Also check out this great article about why the number on the scale is meaningless. http://everydaypaleo.com/attention-scale-addicts-part-2/. Good Luck!
  7. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to SugarcubeOD in The scale isn't moving   
     
    If your doctor is 'yelling' at you, instead of appreciating all the other changes that you're making and the positive outcomes that you've gained, perhaps it's time for a different doctor.  As you know, the scale is not reliable in terms of dictating health... yes, you may have weight to lose, but choosing a healthy lifestyle in the longrun is going to make a heck of a lot more difference than doing some sort of calorie restricted diet just to move the number (not saying you would do that, but if docs are only concerned about the nubmer on the scale, then they often don't care HOW you get it to move). 
  8. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from praxisproject in Bean sprouts?   
    Yeah bean sprouts! I"m thinking of making a Thai type soup with them, broth, ginger, garlic, peppers, and some chunks of meat and maybe an egg, cliantro and who knows what else?
  9. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from Deb. in Gum or Mints alternative?   
    What about fenell seeds if you don't like the mint leaves? or a whole clove?
  10. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from praxisproject in elevated thyroid antibodies?   
    Itchy, how are you now? I didn't mind the gluten free after all. Its been since July, but I have had beer three times. so that's not 100 percent compliant. I feel better and that makes it easier.
     
    My results weren't "that bad" and after adding in vitamin d and iron and no gluten, I feel a ton better. I have only been "exhausted" like twice this year as opposed to almost once a week last year. I added in a ton of herbs to help the adrenals.
     
    I need to get labs again and will be doing that next month.
  11. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from Shelli in Vitamin D Deficiency   
    I had great results with Cod Liver Oil with a and d in it. as in within three days I didn't want to cry and punch people and I could walk without hurting. I was very low vitamin D, which can be caused by autoimmune issues. (your body not digesting properly) you owe it to your self to give it time.
     
    Give it 30 days, if you still crave dairy, give it 30 more. You know it's said what you crave the most is probably what you are allergic too. And its very common for things to get WORSE before they get better. The pain, the runny noise, the swollen glands, as the body clears itself.
  12. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from praxisproject in elevated thyroid antibodies?   
    sorry, I didn't see this until now. there were several things, the labs are at home, I got a copy for my records.
     
    I went crazy, anger, denial, etc, and ate CRAP I haven't eaten in years. Pulled it together, got some supplements, one for adrenals first, then after a couple weeks, selenium, Cod Liver Oil, (vitamin d and A) Vitamins C and B group, and Thyro-gold after about a month of that. Added things in slowly, found out my temperature was around 92-95. And full circle, back to whole30 last week. My temps are now 94-96 so they are better. I predict after about a month of whole30 they will get higher. (I'm also going to add in some coconut oil after the cod liver oil is done)
     
     I'll be doing mostly whole30 for at least 90 days. And gluten free ;( it sucks. But I'm lucky really. it's not that bad. just doing that stuff I feel a million times better than last year. and hopefully with getting the gluten out of my system I'll feel better still.
  13. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from Heidih in What's the root of my poor choices post whole30?   
    It happends to me too, as in I was gonna eat one thing to reintroduce and wham, it all happened at once.
  14. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to Beets in Need help doing AIP Whole30 - tips, tricks, howtos???   
    I think once you get past the initial freakout and grieving over your new favorite paleo foods, the AIP can be comforting and calming.
    It's hell to try to eat out, I won't lie, but you will find things you enjoy!
    Like Sarah I make very few "recipes," for similar reasons. I make one giant hunk f meat a week (brisket or pork shoulder, grass-fed, my splurge) and fill in with burgers, canned fish )mackerel and sardines), grass fed hot dogs. I make roast chicken or chicken thighs for dinner I can eat w my husband and kids. (Though my almost 3yo LOVES brisket, cabbage, kraut, and sardines!) When it's cold I eat beef stew. Now I eat a lot of meat over salad greens with my avo-lemon dressing (OO, lemon/lime/avocado).
    I eat a lot of the same things over and over but it doesn't usually bother me. When I stray from that, I crave my regular meals. I miss them. They now feel comforting to me.
  15. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to Marie Davis in elevated thyroid antibodies?   
    I have Hashimoto's, which is autoimmune hypothyroidism - and I can tell you without a doubt being militantly gluten free is the best thing I've done for my symptoms, besides switching from levothyroxine to armour thyroid.  Do I miss pasta, bread and other stuff - not as much as I prefer feeling WAY better.  At the end of the day it's your decision to eat food that makes you more healthy, or eat food that makes you less healthy.  What are your thyroid lab results?  Did they test all aspects or just TSH and antibodies?
  16. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to handle21 in elevated thyroid antibodies?   
    There's a lot of information at the stop the thyroid madness website, and the yahoo group, natural thyroid hormones international, which is linked from there. The group is full of people in your situation, because of the "watch and wait" approach to thyroid problems in most countries. You're not alone! 
  17. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
    My mom and I were driving around. She wanted a Dairy Queen Blizzard, she's 78 and never had one. I said sure, and we drove to Dairy Queen. When we drove up I said. "Now I can't have one, I can't have dairy or sugar right now I'm doing an allergy testing thing and I have three more days." She sighed and said, "well is it working?" and gave me "the look." (the "are you losing weight" look) I said as cheerful as I could, "YES, just look at my skin and I don't hurt when I wake up in the morning." She paused and looked confused. --- we are never too old to learn that the size of our butt isn't the most important thing in the world..
  18. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from cactuscat in Hashimoto's and autoimmune protocol   
    I'd love to talk with some of you, and get your experiences .I just got hashimotos diagnosis. but its "not bad enough to treat" according to my doctor. They will just watch my labs until the labs are bad enough for thyroid medicine. That's not a good plan as far as I'm concerned. I have been doing research for months because I suspected this for a while. I have done tons of research and listened to the thyroid summit, and made a game plan. I started working that plan for better sleep, less stress, only decaf coffee, ;( which was depressing and some gentle supplements to start. My head feels better, just my body feels like crap.  And I know I have to do this whole30 long term, and maybe even go farther with eggs and the AIP. I know logically that it takes time for repair of body tissue, maybe months or years.
     
    but.
     
     I have been  angry the last two weeks at the thought of never eating gluten again. I have a pretty good diet normally like mostly natural and unprocessed, and probably 80 to 90 percent paleo.  but it's not good enough. So I've been eating gluten and I feel gross and bloated. I've avoided telling anyone. I don't want advice, sympathy or anything. I want to feel not crappy. And the last two weeks? really busy at work and eating in restaurants, poor choices, gluten more than I ever would normally. It's like I'm "acting out" because of this thing.
     
    I took some positive steps to get back on the "whole30 wagon" (planning, buying groceries, cooking healthy choices)     But it sucks to just go out with friends. that is the hardest. And today I wanted ice cream, just to buy some stupid ice cream from the store. They didn't even have the coconut kind which I would have eaten. only milk based. And sherbet? is just sugar. I ended up making my own with coconut milk and mango. (I know it's not whole30, I just wanted comfort food, because of all the "I can't haves)
     
    I love cheese, it used to be my thing. A whole30 a few years back broke my cheese addiction, same for peanut butter. Now, I've given up regular coffee. And gluten. My joke is I can only have bread and water, but not bread.      
     
    For the record, I now understand how angry my type 2 diabetes mom felt  and she wasn't even giving up gluten, she just wanted to be able to eat whatever she wanted. I kept telling her "no one can eat whatever they want." The truth is, anyone can eat whatever they want, they just have to pay for it later.
  19. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from Deb. in Whole30 AIP   
    I am considering this except for a couple of things. "How hard is this to do and eat in a restaurant?" I am going to be doing two road trips, one for a week in July and one for 10-12 days in August. I'm good at Paleo camping and its just a lot of planning, but the whole eating in a restaurant drives me c.r.a.z.y. I've just been diagnosed with autoimmune disease and putting some things in place to cope with that..
  20. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from MeadowLily in Reintroduction scares me - grains? Italian?   
    it scared me for good reason. It didn't go as planned and I'm back on whole 30 -- because of course it could be dairy, wheat gluten or sugar. Or all three, because I ate all three Saturday, and corn and dairy on Monday, and corn yesterday. And today had symptoms.
     

  21. Like
    Coffeeandshoes got a reaction from MeadowLily in Reintroduction scares me - grains? Italian?   
    Tomorrow is day 30. I've done whole30 probably 5 times successfully and two or three not so much. This time I've done great with the eating.
     
    I'm through with soy, peanuts most of the time,  corn most of the time and  sugar most of the time and I'm wating to try, grains, dairy and legumes. (I miss rice and beans and cream the most)
     
     
    What I've Never done correctly is re introduction, its usually like a bite, then everything at once. This time I want to do better. I want to do wheat grain first because I think I'm sensitive, and I'd like to get it over with so I can jst move on.
     
    I'm going to go to an Italian restaurant with friends on Saturday.
     
    I'm thinking a simple spaghetti and sauce and meatballs or chicken and pasta. (no cheese)
    with bread.
     
    So question.
     
    If Saturday is day one, should I have wheat grains on sunday and Monday too? (providing there are no symptoms)
     
    I'm thiking after I do dairy and legumes, I'll try rice.
     
     
    fter that,  I'm planning to do mostly whole 30 for six months or so, because my body loses weight slow or not at all and with whole 30 I get body comp changes and I'm hoping in a month or two more weight loss.
    I just wanna know for sure.
     
  22. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to maddie1100 in Depression & Low Energy   
    I have the same kind of thing during week 3-4. I think doing light exercise and increasing carbs overall has helped a lot. I plan to just stick it out, it may be completely unrelated to the whole30. Also if you've been missing out on social occasions like i have then it may be a bit related to that. 
  23. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to Bet in Hashimoto's and autoimmune protocol   
    I have hashis, it's pretty much under control, but I also have IBS and some reactive hypoglycemia. I am doing the AIP with no FODMAPS, so pretty limited. But I've been grain/FODMAP free for a few months and I've always had a nightshade sensitivity, so it's not that much of a stretch. The eggs/dairy/wind/choclate are the big changes for me.
     
    It probably depends on how damaged your thyroid is. If you just started with hashis, you may be able to reverse it. I was GF for a year and tried going off my synthroid, and no go. But like I said, I've had issues my whole life, so you may be different.
     
    I would consider going Grain Free (and eliminate seed oils) forever. They are big inflammatories. Chris Kresser has an excellent series on hypothyroid and this one is particularly interesting:
     
    http://chriskresser.com/the-gluten-thyroid-connection
  24. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to AmyS in Hashimoto's and autoimmune protocol   
    I have Hashimoto's and I've had dramatic results from the regular Whole30.  I have considered doing the Whole30 AIP but that seems to be across the threshhold from what I'm mentally able to consider doing right now.  As soon as I give it serious thought, I find that I have to take a couple of weeks entirely off of Whole30-style eating just to balance out the freakouts I get from thinking about it.  I do understand from folks who follow the AIP that they find it very helpful.  Some day I may get there.  But for now, the regular Whole30 has improved my life so much I would take up your whole evening describing the changes.  So I'm sticking with that, because, frankly, I know I CAN.
     
    All of that said, if you feel comfortable approaching the AIP (and especially if you feel strongly that you'd benefit greatly from doing the AIP over the regular Whole30), there's absolutely no reason not to go for it.  There is a group on here that offers AIP support, and they are eating great food and enjoying the results.
  25. Like
    Coffeeandshoes reacted to Ibeefree in Hashimoto's and autoimmune protocol   
    Hey there! I'm 2 weeks into the W30 for autoimmune. I have hashi's & adrenal fatigue. I've felt some pretty significant changes so far & have been doing a lot of research. My favorite is:
    http://www.thepaleomom.com/autoimmunity/the-autoimmune-protocol
    There's a hashi note about some veggies not to ear raw.
    Good luck!
    Courtney
    Ibeefree.com