Chik0929

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    Chik0929 got a reaction from tnicole in Chik, Hashi, and Another Whole30 Attempt   
    Hi Everyone, 
    After one successful Whole30 without proper reintroduction in 2014 (I think), I have made two or three other attempts at it and failed. But I can feel myself starting to get sicker. I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune thyroid disease, for those who don't know. My last blood work was in July and my hormones are still in range, but my antibodies are, of course, pretty high. 
    My symptoms have been so bad since August:
    -FATIGUED... like I could just lay down and fall asleep any second, even when I get a full 8 hours. Which I get most every night. Getting a jump on my day used to be my favorite thing; now I'm dragging myself to get up in the morning. 
    -Brain Fog. I can't focus at work lately. I just feel constantly distracted and off. 
    -Stomach pain. all the time. KNIVES in my gut. I used to have this symptom much more when I was about 19. But it's back with a vengeance. Along with the belching and most likely acid reflux. 
    -ACNE. Seriously! Acne all day every day. I'm about 12 years too old for this!
    -Bloat and swollen ankles! I've become the human puffer fish with a constant "food baby"
    -Heart skipping a beat. This one scares me a bit. It used to happen when I was a teenager and now it's started up again. 
    -Finger nail ridges. I have long nail beds. and they are quite lumpy lately. 
    So now that I have had a nice little pity party. I can say it. I am Freakin' Tired of feeling like crappola!!! This is my motivation. It sucks to feel icky all the time. I want to feel healthy and strong again. I'm getting married in a year and I want to feel like my best! Plus, thyroid problems affect fertility and I want to have little mini's running around one day. 
    So my 30 starts tomorrow because I'm just fed up! I know it's dumb to start a Whole30 without a few days of pre-planning. But I have a grocery list and a meal plan to get me through Saturday. And I will have an awesome plan for MEAL PREP Sunday. So wish me luck! I can't wait to report some health improvements at the end of this all. 
    xoxo Chik

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    Chik0929 got a reaction from ArtFossil in Starting October 8th!   
    Day 4! Feeling pretty good today. No more tummy issues. And the weather is finally cooled off here and it feels like fall! So that's a huge boost to my mood. Keeping me from killing the things I guess
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    Chik0929 got a reaction from ArtFossil in Starting October 8th!   
    Day 4! Feeling pretty good today. No more tummy issues. And the weather is finally cooled off here and it feels like fall! So that's a huge boost to my mood. Keeping me from killing the things I guess
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    Chik0929 reacted to ArtFossil in Starting October 8th!   
    @Elizabeth33 Oh, Diet Coke —or Pepsi—Don’t even get me started! Yes, I’d love one!
    Dear Day 4: I am done with you!
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    Chik0929 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting October 8th!   
    *wasn't the best
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    Chik0929 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting October 8th!   
    TMI: My bowels just had a rebellion and then I got a massive headache. So yeah. Day 3 is.... going. Food tastes great, but maybe upping the fat for the first meal was the best idea. Or my body is just reacting to the higher fiber in all the extra veggies. I'll see how I'm feeling in a few days. And I'll adjust accordingly. 
     
    Feeling less hungry though!
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    Chik0929 got a reaction from BatyaChavaGeee in Chik, Hashi, and Another Whole30 Attempt   
    Day 2: 
    B: Eggs w/ Bell Peppers and Spinach, Mixed blueberries and strawberries, coffee with unsweetened almondmilk
    midmorning: Green tea with vital proteins 
    L: Leftover Salsa chicken over kale and veggies, avocado and pepitas
    Afternoon: Epic Chicken Sriracha bar
    Dinner: Cinnamon Slow Cooker Pork over roasted sweet potato and Brussels sprouts w/ smashed avocado
     
    Felt pretty good all day. Making sure to get extra sleep these first few days. But I'm loving this diet change and getting in lots of vegetables!
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    Chik0929 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting October 8th!   
    Stay Strong Elizabeth! You are rocking it. Get through this phase and dream of the TIGER BLOOD! haha
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    Chik0929 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting October 8th!   
    Day 2 for me. And I feel you @ArtFossil on the hunger. I feel it most between meal one and two. I only had two eggs this morning left by my brother and his family. So tomorrow I will try adding an extra egg and some healthy fat in the form of avocado to maintain my fullness and energy without resorting to carby sweet potatoes. 
    Overall, Day one rocked! We did hill sprints with my running group and I felt strong and didn't have any GI issues. for my preworkout snack I had an avocado deviled egg. It did the trick for sure. I got the energy boost without my stomach going haywire. 
    Today, I am feeling some of the hangover stuff. Headachy. But it could be my allergies. My eyes are BURNING and I'm sneezing up a storm. 
    One side effect I wasn't expecting, but really should have with how bloated I've been, I am peeing a ton. all day long. But that's a good thing. Flush out all that nasty crap. 
    Right now I'm sipping my green tea with vital proteins collagen. Yum! And I swear it's what helps my hair! 
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    Chik0929 reacted to Elizabeth33 in Starting October 8th!   
    Eating more has definitely helped me for today. I feel much better than yesterday. It was a very stressful day which is one of my triggers. Thankfully I was able to distract myself and it passed. I shopped more and got the veggies to replace the ones that I threw out. I made a yummy cole slaw and broccoli. Something feasted on my last night so I am very itchy today. I have several spots. I have to find out what finds me so yummy. 
    Food
    B - 3 fried eggs, 1 artichoke, parsnips. (I only ate 1/2 of it)
    L - Dill sword fish, broccoli and cole slaw with poppy seed dressing (home made)
    SN - 2 oz protien and some veggies
    D - Turkey burger with mango guacamole wrap, mixed greens with vinaigrette, sweet potato mash
    I have to teach my body not to eat before bed. At night I get the munchies. I also sometimes get hungry in the middle of the night. I will see how it goes. Early this morning (3am) I needed a little to eat because I was hungry and couldn't fall back to sleep. I had some celery with almond butter. I am hoping to transition out of that.
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    Chik0929 reacted to ArtFossil in Chik, Hashi, and Another Whole30 Attempt   
    The transition from six meals to three meals isn't easy but the potential benefits are worth it. For me, it's key that I have enough protein and fat in each meal along with enough vegetables to add bulk. And drinking water definitely helps!
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    Chik0929 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting October 8th!   
    I'm starting today! I have hashimoto's. Not looking for a miracle, I just want to feel better. 
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    Chik0929 reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Chik, Hashi, and Another Whole30 Attempt   
    Good luck, and welcome to our neck of the forums!
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    Chik0929 reacted to Elizabeth33 in Starting October 8th!   
    Made it without going out to fast food this morning.  YAY ME!! I hope you all have a great day