Dawn Fralix Hall

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  1. Dawn Fralix Hall

    Starting January 2nd, 2013

    I'm late signing in for the first time, but have been following this thread. This is my first Whole30. I am on Day 4. Day 2, I was completely exhausted, mental fog. Pretty horrible. Day 3, I developed a odd but distrubing headache in the evening, and really felt the need for my bed by 9:00 pm. Today, Day, 4 was pretty good. Not near as much lethargy and no headache. But, I didn't work today. Still working on getting appropriate supplies, prepping & cooking ahead of time, and just plain cooking. Excited about the journey. Dawn
  2. Dawn Fralix Hall

    Thyroid removed

    Thank you Rebecca & Lisa. I spent several hours today going through Melissa's blog. And, Lisa, the positive experience is helpful motivation!!! Dawn
  3. Dawn Fralix Hall

    Thyroid removed

    Hi. I am doing my first whole30. I am on Day 4. I had my thyroid removed in Dec 2011 because of Hashimotos Thyroiditis. It had grown so large it was obstructing my airway. I have had difficulty regulating my TSH levels ever since. I decided to do Whole30 to see how my diet and nutrition might be affecting my med balance and how I felt. As part of my regularly scheduled follow up dates I saw my doc on Wednesday, day 1. I am currently taking 200 mcg of synthroid daily. My TSH level came back 7.33! I'm so frustrated. I know I've got more medical work to do with this. But, my question is should I keep going with the Whole30 or wait to their is more control of my TSH. Will I be able to feel, better, get more energy, and find out what foods cause a reaction for me? Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks, Dawn
  4. Dawn Fralix Hall

    The Whole30 after weight loss surgery?

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and hashimoto's thyroiditis. In December 2011, I had my thryroid removed and a gastric sleeve. I have lost 75 pounds, but still have some more to go. Beginning in the summer I had a horrible time with feeling good. I thought it was medication related. I spent 6 months changing my medication/vitamin doses around. A friend of mine introduced me to the Whole30. It sounded like a perfect way to see how my nutrition was also affecting me. We are doing the January Whole30. Today is Day 2. I would love to hear from some of you that are more experienced in this lifestyle as to hints and tips that helped. I prepared my meals according to the meal planner, but found that it took several hours to complete the meal. Also, fresh veggies do fill up the sleeve fast. Thanks, Dawn