maggiemay

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    maggiemay reacted to TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    @maggiemay Good luck to you! Hopefully your endocrinologist can figure out what is going on with the thyroid!  In my experience I learned that the damn thyroid affects just about everything (they tested me for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc before discovering the hypo thyroid issues (Hashimotos).
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    maggiemay got a reaction from TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    hi guys,
    nice to see everyone is doing so well! I am on day 6 and the carb flu has left me, I feel a lot better! I cant believe how much I struggled going sugar free for the first 4 days because I don't usually eat much sugar so was not expecting to be hit so hard but there you go! there must be a lot of sugar in bread as this was the only major change to my diet since starting whole30.
    Anyway despite all this I am going to stop my whole30 for now. My hair shedding has been quite bad for the last few weeks. it's been an issue for 18 months now and despite multiple blood tests and visits to rheumatologists and a dermatologist everything is coming back normal. My rheum thought I had lupus but no everything has come back negative. So my plan is now to go see a new Dr and specifically look for all thyroid issues, not just lupus. Did my rheumatologist look for anything besides lupus? I don't know but I'm going back to the drawing board....again. So between now and my Dr's appt in 10 days I am going to eat how I normally do and stop taking all my supplements so any blood work done will be a true reflection of my natural state. If this whole30 does indeed balance hormones I don't actually want that right now! This is my last shot at trying to get to the bottom of my fatigue, hair loss, constipation etc. with the help of "mainstream" methods. I will be back on whole30 one way or another hopefully after easter. I really think the plan has something to offer and I want it but not right now.
    Best of luck to you all, I'm still going to check in to see how you all go!
    and yes I have weighed myself and am shocked at what I have lost since Monday, I have struggled so hard over the last 3 years to lose weight that I just thought I had to give up and accept I was never going to get back into my fav clothes again but the whole 30 seems to have kicked ass in that respect, but as I said before I was not doing this to lose weight, I just want to feel normal (and not lost any more hair)
    Bye for now
    Maggie xxx
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    maggiemay got a reaction from TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    hi guys,
    nice to see everyone is doing so well! I am on day 6 and the carb flu has left me, I feel a lot better! I cant believe how much I struggled going sugar free for the first 4 days because I don't usually eat much sugar so was not expecting to be hit so hard but there you go! there must be a lot of sugar in bread as this was the only major change to my diet since starting whole30.
    Anyway despite all this I am going to stop my whole30 for now. My hair shedding has been quite bad for the last few weeks. it's been an issue for 18 months now and despite multiple blood tests and visits to rheumatologists and a dermatologist everything is coming back normal. My rheum thought I had lupus but no everything has come back negative. So my plan is now to go see a new Dr and specifically look for all thyroid issues, not just lupus. Did my rheumatologist look for anything besides lupus? I don't know but I'm going back to the drawing board....again. So between now and my Dr's appt in 10 days I am going to eat how I normally do and stop taking all my supplements so any blood work done will be a true reflection of my natural state. If this whole30 does indeed balance hormones I don't actually want that right now! This is my last shot at trying to get to the bottom of my fatigue, hair loss, constipation etc. with the help of "mainstream" methods. I will be back on whole30 one way or another hopefully after easter. I really think the plan has something to offer and I want it but not right now.
    Best of luck to you all, I'm still going to check in to see how you all go!
    and yes I have weighed myself and am shocked at what I have lost since Monday, I have struggled so hard over the last 3 years to lose weight that I just thought I had to give up and accept I was never going to get back into my fav clothes again but the whole 30 seems to have kicked ass in that respect, but as I said before I was not doing this to lose weight, I just want to feel normal (and not lost any more hair)
    Bye for now
    Maggie xxx
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    maggiemay reacted to kellyfoss in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hey guys! I'm behind on posting but I also started my first W30 on Monday, 2/27. So I'm on Day 4 right now as well. Going good so far, it's actually not as hard as I expected...? I'm almost afraid to jinx myself by saying that, haha. Although the constant cooking and dish-washing (don't have a dishwasher... fail) is very new to me. But I'm a natural planner and it's somewhat nice to just make a list each week, know what I need to get done, work in the kitchen a couple hours a day, and of course eat delicious, healthy food! Good luck to everyone.
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    maggiemay reacted to Jess_ in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Good morning everyone!
    Day 4 and this is by far my best-feeling day so far! Days 2 and 3 were up and down with headaches and serious fatigue, but I woke up this morning and felt great! I was looking at the timeline and today/tomorrow are supposedly the "kill all the things" phase (lol), but no moody outbursts yet (which my husband appreciates, I'm sure!)
    Early class today, so I just had some coffee and coconut milk and a banana and almond butter for breakfast. A more substantial lunch is on the way with some lemon chicken, mashed potato, and green beans. 
    Happy fact - we're over 10% done at this point!  Have a great day 4 all!
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    maggiemay got a reaction from TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    I'm in Australia hence why I just woke up lol. 
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    maggiemay reacted to TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hello! Getting ready to start day 3!  I am Catholic and today is Ash Wednesday so no meat for me today.  I am making a shrimp dish for dinner and have eggs as my protein for the other two meals (kind of forget about this when meal planning and shopping on Sunday...whoops!).  I am feeling pretty great to be honest.  My boyfriend and I had done a "cleanse" four or five days before I started the whole 30 so my headaches happened before I started, which was by no means on purpose, but I am glad it happened that way.  I made the chicken chowder from the book last night and it was good!  My meals are more satisfying and I have no desire to snack, which is SO not like me at all, even in the slightest bit.  I also am a candy junkie but not really feeling any cravings.  My Whole 30 cookbook arrived yesterday and I was reading through it in bed like a cheesy Nicholas Sparks novel... I am so excited to continue following good recipes! 
    @maggiemay I am also struggling not to weigh myself as it has been a part of my daily routine for so long.  I actually don't think it would have a negative affect on my Whole 30 experience but am trying to stick to the guidelines nonetheless.  In addition, my district embarked on a health initiative in January and I signed up for a weight loss competition a solid month before I even knew I would do the Whole 30 and its guidelines about the scale.  We have to do weigh ins every so often and have one coming up.  We will see how that goes--- I can probably weigh in without actually looking at the scale.  
    I hope everyone has a great day! 
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    maggiemay reacted to diamonds422 in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Thanks to all for the egg suggestions. I know I can add things to them to make them taste better/more interesting. I just wanted one meal where I didn't have to plan or chop or prep in any way, haha. 
    Last night I was quite tired and went to bed early. This morning, even after nine hours of sleep, it was tough to get out of bed. I feel fine now, though. My stomach was unpleasant this morning but is okay now. If this is the extent of my "hangover," I consider myself very lucky! No headaches so far, but I also don't drink caffeine or any soda at all. 
    Today I had fried eggs with Cholula on top, a little easier to get down (but not much). I HIGHLY recommend the red pepper mayonnaise to all. I had it with chicken and roasted sweet potatoes with ghee, rosemary and thyme last night, and it was my best meal yet. Would have loved a glass of pinot with it, but oh well! Leftovers are for lunch, and I have beef going in the slow cooker for tonight. Need to up my intake of green vegetables...
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    maggiemay got a reaction from TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    Hi all,
    I'm Maggie and I started on Monday the 27th. So far I'm feeling tired, headachy and foggy but these are not new symptoms to me but they are not as bad as they usually are, so that's good! I was not expecting to have to deal with the sugar dragon so quickly as I don't eat much in the way of sugar but today I really craved fruit and ate a whole punnet of blueberries! I don't eat much fruit as I am not a fan of it so this was unusual for me. I had to make sweet potato for dinner as I really need that sweet hit, again unusual for me. My sleep has been good but I actually gave up coffee 4 weeks ago and this has improved my sleep no end. I still miss it though. I also miss bread very badly. This was probably not the best time for me to start whole 30 as I am a nursing student and have exams/prac assessments every week this month but I was desperate to start feeling better so just bit the bullet and started Monday. The only weird symptom I am having is breaking out in a sweat on and off today.
    Anyone else having a hard time not weighing and watching portion sizes? I ate a whole sweet potato! Is that allowed? I am having a hard time preparing food and not thinking about how much or how fatty it is......
    Anyway here's hoping we all stick to this, I will literally do anything to feel better!
    xxx Maggie
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    maggiemay got a reaction from TeacherFitJourneyy in February 27 - Newbie Start Date!! Join!!!   
    oh yeah I'm also not really hungry! Usually I get hangry several times throughout the day but the last 3 days I have felt satisfied between meals. That's been great because my ravenous appetite is hard to control and makes me grumpy and reach for my beloved bread. But not so far!