ciria

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    ciria got a reaction from [email protected] in Curious, any opinions about holistic-food and lifestyle changes to benefit anxiety/depression?   
    No grains, minimal sugars and plenty of exercise & sleep work for me. I've also found 5htp to help with my anxiety.
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    ciria got a reaction from dnewc in Alcohol after Whole30, maybe not worth it?   
    Me too!! I was just thinking this this morning. First glas was guh-ross so I poured the rest in my mom's glass which she happily consumed. Second glas was an actual good wine and I enjoyed it, but it just made me feel dehydrated. This morning I was totally dehydrated and feel stuffy. What a bummer, but I guess a good thing.
    For a long while, before whole 30, when I was offered sweets or non healthy foods, I would weigh if it was worth it in my mind or not before I accepted or declined. Sometimes a beautiful dessert at a lovely celebration was worth it! Now it seems alcohol will be the same for me...as it should! Especially because it was ALWAYS worth it before...
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    ciria got a reaction from fergie in Pre-workout meal... At 5 am?!?   
    What a difference this morning!! Again, thanks for the ideas!!
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    ciria got a reaction from fergie in Pre-workout meal... At 5 am?!?   
    What a difference this morning!! Again, thanks for the ideas!!
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    ciria reacted to TrayS in Alcohol after Whole30, maybe not worth it?   
    I think Whole30 has ruined alcohol for me, which I realize is a good thing, but old habits die hard.
    On Thursday I had one glass of red wine. You would think that after a month of not drinking it would hit me hard, but it didn't hit me at all. It did, however, make me sleep like crap.
    Then, on Friday night my husband and I went out to dinner, and there was wine there too. As is typical for me non-W30, Friday and Moderation are mutually exclusive terms, and I probably consumed the equivalent of around 1/2 - 2/3 of a bottle. Not only did I notice that the buzz felt more like I'd been poisoned, but the headache was much worse yesterday morning (and in fact I still feel a bit off today).
    I'm realizing that I don't want the wine anymore, but I'm so used to madly craving it that a part of me can't wrap my brain around not wanting it. It's a confusing place to be!
    Just wanted to vent my experience.
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    ciria reacted to EmilyB456 in Alcohol after Whole30, maybe not worth it?   
    You just beat me to this post!
    I decided to reintro wine last night. I had a beautiful bottle of Malbec still in the fridge from Christmas. I started with a glass, which was the most delicious wine I ever tasted. Then the kids kept whining, somebody spilled hot wax all over my cleaned carpet, and hubs came home to tell me he'd stabbed a screwdriver all the way through his hand and waited FIVE HOURS to come home and take care of the wound (he crossed that fine line between "tough" and "idiot" IMHO) and one glass became three.
    I feel AWFUL. I woke up in the middle of the night with a MAJOR headache and couldn't get back to sleep. My stomach hurt and I was overheated. I am congested like crazy and weirdly depressed today...everything is bothering me. I really like wine, and the occasional NorCal margarita, but it is not worth this. I guess like you said, it's probably a good thing, especially since my dad is an alcoholic and if youu believe in genetic predisposition to that affliction, I've probably got it. But still. UGH.
    Here's to enjoying SuperBowl Sunday with a nice Berry LaCroix and lots of Whole30 treats.
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    ciria got a reaction from Bethie Annie in Where is the guidance on reintroducing Alcohol?   
    I know! Is it bad that I prefer my wine over dairy or anything else? I feel fine without them and I'm definitely not missing them too much...but the wine...the wine!
    I might try non-gluten grains a few days down the road, but we'll see.
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    ciria got a reaction from Bethie Annie in Where is the guidance on reintroducing Alcohol?   
    Personally, I'm putting wine at the top of the list and will maybe look at the others if & when Im ready.
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    ciria got a reaction from Bethie Annie in Where is the guidance on reintroducing Alcohol?   
    I know! Is it bad that I prefer my wine over dairy or anything else? I feel fine without them and I'm definitely not missing them too much...but the wine...the wine!
    I might try non-gluten grains a few days down the road, but we'll see.
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    ciria got a reaction from Bethie Annie in Where is the guidance on reintroducing Alcohol?   
    Personally, I'm putting wine at the top of the list and will maybe look at the others if & when Im ready.
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    ciria got a reaction from Bethie Annie in Where is the guidance on reintroducing Alcohol?   
    I know! Is it bad that I prefer my wine over dairy or anything else? I feel fine without them and I'm definitely not missing them too much...but the wine...the wine!
    I might try non-gluten grains a few days down the road, but we'll see.
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    ciria reacted to Emily in Boss wants to have drinks. What do I do??   
    Just a thought from someone else in a male dominated field... if one of them were in your position and didn't want to drink, I bet they would say F--- that, I'm not letting those guys mess up my program!
    Coffee. Tell them you have a hot date later.
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    ciria reacted to TheRock in Boss wants to have drinks. What do I do??   
    Thanks you guys for the feedback. SS - yes, that's a great trick that I've used in other situations. Great idea and thanks. In this case unfortunately, I'll have to order in front of them. Tom - Thanks. I knew in my heart that was the answer but I was hoping there was some sort of escape clause. Oh well, this will be a Whole26 then. It's been great, I'll do a Whole30 sometime. And you're right, I do worry too much about playing with the boys - it's just I stick out in so many other ways but this is one area where I am on the inside. I'll have to keep working on that too. Thanks again - I appreciate it.
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    ciria got a reaction from fergie in Pre-workout meal... At 5 am?!?   
    What a difference this morning!! Again, thanks for the ideas!!
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    ciria got a reaction from fergie in Pre-workout meal... At 5 am?!?   
    What a difference this morning!! Again, thanks for the ideas!!
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    ciria got a reaction from Rojo in Events you've made it through, or are dreading.   
    I managed to get through a get together at a local restaurant that is known for it's amazing tater tots which go especially well with lots of wine. Drank sparkling water and ate a salad with a burger pattie. Also managed a bday party for my friend's kid. Her parties always turn into adult events with lots of food and booze. Ended up staying late and had a blast with only my herbal iced tea or sparkling water to drink! It was a pizza station theme so I brought some meatzas and my own sauce...I was worried I would slip, but I totally rocked it!
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    ciria reacted to CAK911 in You find out who your friends are...   
    If people are being pushy, I usually say I'm experimenting with an elimination diet to identify some food sensitivities I've been experiencing. It has the benefit of both being true and sounding sufficiently medical that people back off.
    I think in general people get pushy about food because food is a way of bonding in a lot of settings, and because rejection of food often reads as a rejection of that interaction or a rejection or judgment of their own choices; when people snap in response, it confirms that anxiety.
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    ciria got a reaction from Susan W in Coconut aminos in Eastern San Diego?   
    Good idea! I'll try with our local albertsons since I'm just so annoyed with Sprouts right now. I feel like they've been totally going downhill lately, especially since minimal people at each of the stores even knew what coconut aminos were! They USED to be a health food store
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    ciria reacted to Susan W in Coconut aminos in Eastern San Diego?   
    That is annoying. It used to be on prime. Will sprouts order them for you? My Albertsons did.