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  1. Thank you for the compliment. I am healing, it’s a process for certain. I am more whole today then I was yesterday. Just being able to recognize the difficulties that I have endure and have risen above goes a long way. It helps me to realize I am a lot more in many areas than I give myself credit for.
  2. Technically it’s my 4th, my 18DS is my bonus son. Sadly, I didn’t have time to even think about being pregnant my first and most of my second trimester. Less than a week after finding out I was prego my husband broke his right humorous just above the elbow and sent our world into flat spin. Exhausting, fighting through the nausea, and just trying to summon enough energy to keep everyone alive and the two business a float. I will say this my first two pregnancy vs the last two have definitely been different especially in my body’s respond to the hormones. I think maybe the 10+ years I have
  3. Yes!! Those podcast are amazing. They have helped me so much in learning to know where I am and where I am not and also not giving people the power over me with their positive or negative opinions. I had to stop listening to her podcast around other people because they would have me ugly crying. The podcast have been instrumental in unpacking all that junk in my trunk.
  4. @Jennifer Jenseni had tears reading your story. I am so sorry for the way others treated you when you were younger. People can be cruel, children can be cruel, but honestly this shouldn’t be the norm. if we teach ourselves and then our children and they teach their children etc to be kind one to another and love our neighbors then imagine how many children could be spared that pain of being the odd one out. Oh what a world that would be. I am so glad you have a fighting spirit and you have been able to rise above it all and find a passion and calling in life, that you found your true lov
  5. @LadyM oh hurray on the house! That is exciting! Isn’t it odd how much we resist returning to a healthy habit that made us happy and made us feel better once we have had a momentary stepping away. i hope you feel better soon, and that it is nothing more than a change in weather, or detoxing.
  6. No, but that recipe is good too. It’s a recipe I found on IG by maryswholelife it’s technically meatballs but due to my 11DS having egg allergies we don’t make the meat balls and just add all the spices and condiment to meat and mix it well before browning it. So it reminds me of the stroganoff my mom used to make which my brother called white spaghetti sauce. Here’s the link to the recipe.
  7. @Jennifer Jensenthat kid is hilarious. Several of his videos have been floating around my homeschool groups on FB. It wasn’t so much a bad day as it was a frustrating moment and an inconvenience. It sad that an inconvenience could easily send me spiraling out of control if I’m not practicing mindfulness. An inconvenience does not a worth it moment make.
  8. Day 8... Time to Monday 7:00 up with the toddler. Feeling bleh, but could be Im hungry, I am definitely thirsty. I’ll eat some breakfast and hope that helps. At the very least keep the hangry monster within at bay. Get the little one fed and situated and get started on my own food. 8:00 M1- eggs scrambled, air fried breakfast potatoes, stir fry veggies carrots, snap peas, zucchini, broccoli with some garlic and coconut aminos. Breakfast was good. I got a plan together for food for the rest of the day. 10:30-11:30 nap 2:00 M2 - beef stroganoff, over top spaghetti squ
  9. @SchrodingersCati hope all is going well with you. I also hope your dad is having a fast recovery from his fall. I’ve been praying for him these past few days. Blessings and may you find a sense or normalcy in the strange weird and frustrating times.
  10. Day 7 cont... 8:00 S2- Beef jerky and a clementine I got frustrated with the computer and things not working right. I ended up having to go into the office to fix the remote connections and pickup paperwork. It took longer than expected and put me getting home later than I had wanted. I ate my snack I had on hand as emergency food on the way home to prevent a drive thru mishap. When I got home my spirits were instantly lifted. My darling hubby had been hard at work decluttering, vacuuming, sweeping etc. The house was looking so much better. The toddler was exhausted
  11. @CGinDCill be a support buddy. I just started a round I have a house full of boys 18, 14, 11, 2 and a surprise on the way due in January. The first time I ever did anything like the Whole30 was when I had a 2.5 yr old and an 8 month old and my husband had abandoned us four months earlier. I had to do the diet to address severe health issues of my infant. To say it was a stressful time in life was an understatement. Looking it back being introduced to an anti-inflammatory elimination diet was one of the best Things to happen to me. It gave me focus, energy, a renewed fight to do more than
  12. @Browmiz312 we have a similar start day. How is it going so far?
  13. I just found this thread! I love it! What a great idea to compile all the helpful tidbits you gather along the way!
  14. 10/11 Day 7 ... one week is 7 days unless it’s year 2020 then it’s more like 7 months. 6:45 up with toddler. I convinced him to go back to bed with some milk and an animal cracker. Ha ha desperate times, am I right. 7:45 - up to get ready to go. I checked my phone and had a message from a dear friend. Her 19 yr old son whom I have taught in children’s church and in martial arts class had died in a car accident last night. My heart sank to my feet and I just sat in the floor of my bathroom and wept. I sobbed for who knows how long. But when I finally pulled myself togethe
  15. The distance makes it hard on both. The years prior to marrying my hubby he was the sole care giver for his mom as her health failed for three years. Within that year his last member of his family his older brother started getting really sick and my man insisted on getting him in front of a doctor. Stage 4 cancer in his lungs and 8 brain tumors. He basically became the sole care provider for his brother as well. We lost his brother exactly one year after his mom passing. We lived 1.5 hours from each other (not the 4 hour drive you had) but even that distance made it so hard. Communicati
  16. 10/10 Day 6 7:30 up with the toddler after being up and down with him several times with him in the night. Something he ate soured in his tummy so he puked about 3am and then I think every time he moved after that I was up checking on him. Makes for a tired mommy. 10:30 S1- I couldn’t in good conscience classify this as a meal… banana, beef jerky, pistachios I realized on my way out the door I hadn’t eaten so I grabbed what I could. I had blast shopping with niece and sister-in-love. They tried on all the cute itty bitty dresses. My niece picked out 4 dresses she loved and
  17. I’m so glad you had a good visit. Sounds like you came home in a better frame I’d mind and lighter spirits. I’m sure it nourished his soul too. Being the care giver to an ailing parent takes such an emotional, mental, and physical toll on a person. I’m sure your presence provided a small sense of rest and escape from all of that.
  18. Also mountain rose herbs is a great source to get them from if you can’t find them local.
  19. @Jennifer Jensenyay I’m glad you got an official word on the oatstraw. When I was using it to promote healing I’d make a big batch of it and keep it in the fridge. I’d have a cup in the morning and one at night. Typically my one at night I’d gently reheat on the stove so I could enjoy it warm. I would have enjoyed it warm in the mornings too but I was always in a rush. Sometimes I’d add it to a fruit/veggie smoothie. But it really is wonderful and very grounding. I found for me it was one of those slow gradual changes. You didn’t really notice the changes day to day but 5 months down t
  20. Ah hormones they bring out the devil in me. At least you have an understanding of why you feel this way. As my mom always said, if you know the reasoning you can adjust accordingly. Sending you happy thoughts for next few days.
  21. 10/9/2020 Day 5 7:30 up with the toddler. Made his breakfast. Got everyone up to get our day going. 8:30 M1 - 2 eggs with basil and nutritional yeast, cooked in ghee. Carrot sticks and half an apple with almond butter. Breakfast was simple and filling. I got dishes done and boys have their day going. I am feeling more alert and less foggy. I definitely have more energy than I have had. My face looked less puffy this morning. These are great things! My digestive track is normalizing and I’m actually able to eat a full meal 3x a day with out feeling stuffed and bloated
  22. day 4 cont... Wow! So I went back and found my first log from January. I read the first week and I’m ugly crying again. Clearly today is a day of processing emotions. A purge of my soul. I was reminded of how far I have come even in just this year in learning to be kind to me and give myself room for healing. The scale hasn’t had the allure and power it once did. I’ve actually been annoyed at having to weigh in once a month for my prenatal meet with my midwife. It is totally becoming just a number and there are so many other factors that tell me which direction my health is headed. I
  23. I mmmm not sure what the official stance is, but if taking for medicinal purposes the stance on medicine has been take it period. So that would probably a personal perception and decision. You don’t eat any of the oatstraw as it’s like a tea you drink. Again if you feel like you shouldn’t on plan then wait until you finish your whole 30. Stinging Nettle is another infusion that will help with over all inflammation and health support that would definitely be okay on plan.
  24. My hubby brother was 56 when we lost him to cancer three years ago in October. That loss shook my hubby hard. This is a hard month! a sudden loss like that of your brothers is so incredibly hard. You almost feel cheated somehow and it’s hard to find closure. we were blessed that we were able to make it to my Grammys bedside before she passes in March. We made the 21 hr drive plus 4 hours to get a flat on the RV fixed and when we arrived we immediately went to her room to spend time with her. She wanted to hold the wiggly toddler. I sat my little one on the bed beside her as we s
  25. I am one of those busy frantic moms. Would you take a nap for me? Or maybe read a good book? Or soak in an Epsom salt bath? Or find a patch of grass to lie on and watch the clouds float by? be kind to yourself and give yourself time and space to heal. Nerve pain is so hard on the body mind and soul. have you ever heard of or considered oatstraw infusions? I used those along with frankincense essential oils to help my body heal from severe nerve damage. It has helped my friend who had severe neuropathy in his feet.