Slackermom

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  1. Slackermom

    Day 17...Feeling Defeated

    I know how you feel. I am on Day 31. I almost quit on Day 22 because during this time I've discovered an intolerance to eggs that I never had before. They make me so sick and at one point I was curled up on my floor in tears, telling my husband it wasn't worth it. My skin isn't all glowy and shiny like I've heard about, I'm still exhausted, I still don't like cooking, and I miss bread. BUT I am really glad I stuck with it. I did it knowing that I may not lose any weight but here at the end, I actually started to. I am going to do a sloooow reintroduction because I do believe I have some other food intolerances that are going to present themselves. My view is that these first 30 days have been a kickstart to getting my body healthy--not the end all, be all/magic solution. I feel like a still have a long road ahead of me but I figure if I just made it through these 30 days which included 2 birthday parties with cake and ice cream, 2 free lunches and a free breakfast served up at work, a baby shower cake, several King cakes, and open jars of candy everywhere I turn, I can keep going. I've been dealing with exhaustion for almost a decade and I'm determined to find an answer to getting my energy back. We both have chronic problems that will need long term solutions and they won't be fixed in 30 days. YOU CAN DO THIS! It can be frustrating and stressful and you may not lose weight, but you'll be so glad you took this first step in getting healthy. Just stay connected with other ladies doing it as well. Their encouragement really helped me. Also, you can switch it up and eat some hamburger patties. We grilled ours and then wrapped them in lettuce with tomatoes and bacon. I found compliant bacon at Costco and one of my favorite meals is baked chicken served with a baked potato w/ghee and bacon. I'm also super picky so I've been eating a ton of petite green beans (again, from Costco). Remember, just keep swimming!
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    Food Intolerances

    Thanks, Shannon! I actually wasn't eating any less eggs than before but I can't eat them at all anymore. I'm heading in to see a specialist in food allergies Thursday so I'm hoping I can narrow it down some more.
  3. Slackermom

    Food Intolerances

    Actually it's posted there already.
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    Food Intolerances

    I haven't. I'm new to the whole forum but I'll go there next. Thanks!
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    Food Intolerances

    I'm discovering intolerances to food that I used to eat on a weekly basis before starting Whole30. Foods that are compliant, such as eggs and canteloupe. I'm really curious to know the science behind this. Why are they making me so sick now when I've been eating them my whole life? Does anyone know?