MimiHi

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    MimiHi got a reaction from sansjupon in Whole30 and SIBO Specific Diet (Low FODMAP and SCD)   
    Hi everyone. 
    Thanks for starting this thread,LeighT-- I think I need to try exactly what you're doing...I'm on day 15 and have discovered some real painful symptoms happening that I can't quite figure out. I'm wondering if there is a SIBO Specific Whole30 food list? I'm knew to all this, so I'm a bit overwhelmed as to determining which Whole30 shopping list would be the best. Right now, I'm leaning to one I found called the Histamine Intolerance Whole30 food list, but this is only because it seems the most restrictive of all of them!
    You are all so amazing to be doing this. I thought the first 15 days were a challenge, but adding in additional restrictions definitely takes things up a notch!
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    MimiHi got a reaction from LaughingSun in Whole30 and SIBO Specific Diet (Low FODMAP and SCD)   
    Hi LaughingSun,
    I'm starting my Whole30 SIBO version tomorrow (3/2)...so you won't be on your own, I'll be around. I keep a daily journal in the journaling section-- 
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    MimiHi got a reaction from Jager07 in Rocking 2018!   
    JAGER07!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Are you kidding me???? 60 days??? Whaattttt the heck??????? Boy, do we have some catching up to do!! Clearly, you are every bit the ROCKING IT 2018 star I thought you were.
    I need to go back and read all your daily inspirational quotes to get me revved up and ready to start again, SIBO style. I can't believe you've been doing this for 60 days.
    Wow. So so awesome.
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    MimiHi got a reaction from AnitaC in MimiHI Whole30 Hi!   
    Thank you Foodfamilywine!
    Just made another run to Whole Foods...I’ve got a bunch of veges roasting in the oven, as well as my attempt at a chicken marabella recipe I saw in the recipe section...I’m a bit anxious today over all this, for some reason. I really want to achieve the full 30 days, without a mess up, so shopping definitely wasn’t a mindless activity. As every newbie realizes, Sugar is in nearly every thing. 
    I did make a fabulous sauce if anyone is interested. It’s my take on peanut sauce, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out:
    In my mini processor I put a big huge spoonful of almond butter, then mixed in lime zest, lime juice, coconut aminos, green onion, and jalepeno pepper. I added some coconut milk to thin it down a bit, and some more lime juice because frankly, it was pretty darn spicy thanks to my not paying attention to seeding the jalapeño. It has a ton of flavor, so if you’re looking for a dip/sauce to add to your life, give this one a try!
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    MimiHi got a reaction from CaroHarNord in MimiHI Whole30 Hi!   
    Not too shabby, day 12, not too shabby. I made it through my dentist appointment, so this is a huge win for the day. I actually had a hygienist, who didn't lecture me about flossing, which I loved. She was very chatty and upbeat and actually made cleaning my teeth seem like her favorite thing to do all day. She did mention she's potty training her toddler right now, and happy to be at work, so she can have a break from running to the bathroom a million times a day with her. Either way, I'm happy I got out of there with a lecture on flossing.
    I was NOT prepared for food today, so had to race into Whole Foods to find something to eat. Ended up with an RX bar...uh, hello? This thing was about as heavenly as I could ever imagine. OMG it was good. 
    I am counting the days to Friday when I'm half way there. I do realize I'm not a glass-is-half-full kind of girl. This was never more apparent to me than last night when I was awake at 3am thinking about Friday being my half way mark. I did not see a half-full glass of days left to mark off the calendar. I saw the exact opposite.  When I reach day 20, then I'll be a glass-half-full kind of girl. I guess this means I'm more of a the-glass-is-half-full-when-it's-two-thirds-full person.
    Hope you guys have had a great day.  Mimi
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    MimiHi got a reaction from AnitaC in MimiHI Whole30 Hi!   
    Day 10 is nearly done! Yea! Happier mood but I’m just a tad burned out.  Like a lot of folks around here, these aren’t the most fun days. Crabby? Yes! Bored? Sure! Questioning what the hell am I doing? Absolutely!
    In other words, I’m right on track.
    I’ve hit the chunk in the middle of the schedule when the excitement has worn off, the commitment to complete 30days questioned, and the desire to figure out what the heck to fix for dinner is very low. 
    I had a saying I leaned on when I ran marathons. Basically it was about quitting never being an option. If I crossed the starting line, I finished the race. If I’d given myself an out, I literally would’ve quit at some point of every race. Only one time did I finish a race and think, “Well that was easy!”  So now, heading into Day 11 it’s time to use that same mentality, and hit auto-pilot. Run the road underneath my feet. Let the days unfold, don’t stress, or worry about what’s ahead, just focus on the day. Quitting isn’t an option, so I might has well stop torturing myself thinking about it, and all the days ahead. Enjoy the journey dammit.
    Im literally making myself sick with all these dumb running metaphors. Goodnight day 10. Officially I’m a third of the way through.
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    MimiHi got a reaction from CaroHarNord in MimiHI Whole30 Hi!   
    Thank you for your kind words! It’s made me super happy reading them this morning!
    So...Day 10. Why this feels like such a milestone is rather enlightening. The fact is that getting here, 10 days, without sugar, chemicals, etc. IS a big deal.
    This says more about the American food system than our own resolve. It’s horribly disappointing and unbearably sad that we must work this hard to get it right each day. For all of us here, getting through our days, checking them off our calendars, giving ourselves rewards and pats on the back for making it one more day, I just want you to know that I’m in awe of your dedication to try to do something so huge as a Whole30. It is really really hard to fight the American Industrial Food system, when it’s basically set up for us to fail!
     Life’s pace is fast and furious, and Whole30 forces us to slow down, read labels, plan menus, prep and prepare our own food. While it sounds easy enough, it’s not all that easy some days. Not because we aren’t smart, able-bodied human beings, but because the food system we are up against wears us down, even when we have the best of intentions, it clipping, nipping at our heels.
    How many jars of marinara sauce have no sugar compared to those that do? It’s like 500:1. This fancy Grocery store I go to didn’t have a single jar. Not a single jar of marinara sauce without sugar! I find it really strange to walk into a grocery store and realize “90% of the stuff in here, probably has sugar or forbidden chemicals in it”. I’m exaggerating a bit, but you get the point. You’ve experienced something similar, I’m sure.
    I guess I’m just saying “Well Done You!” for giving it your all, and getting through each day with such high hopes and great intentions to live a better life.
     
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    MimiHi got a reaction from CaveMom in CaveMom W30 12/28 Start Date   
    Congratulations! You did it!!
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    MimiHi got a reaction from BKA in Rocking 2018!   
    Where has the time gone??? Yeesh. Are you on day 22 now?? 3 weeks in already. Can't believe it...
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    MimiHi got a reaction from DrawMonkey in Monkey's Whole30 Log   
    DrawMonkey--the middle weeks were the worst, I swear, I hated those days...not that this makes you feel any better or anything...just maybe less insane. Anyone who thinks this program is awesome the whole time is a liar. Complain all you want here. I know I certainly did. Get to day 15 then you'll feel a bit less bogged down because you'll then be half way, and for some reason it seems to be less suck'ish after that.
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    MimiHi got a reaction from Jager07 in Rocking 2018!   
    JAGER 07- WHAT THE HECK? I'm gone for one day and you passed half way already?!? 
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU'RE HALF WAY
    Well done! Seriously, you make this seems so easy, and even easier the third time around! I missed your newest quotes so I have to go back through, and add them to my screen saver!
     
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    MimiHi got a reaction from DrawMonkey in Monkey's Whole30 Log   
    Ha! You're a quick learner, DrawMonkey, don't ask, ever. There's only one answer to those questions, and it's rarely EVER the answer folks want to hear. 
     
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    MimiHi got a reaction from DrawMonkey in MimiHI Whole30 Hi!   
    Day 19:
    Holding steady. Going to the doctor tomorrow morning to see what's going on with the pain in my side (neck)...good day today overall if I weren't thinking about it every friggin' second of the day.
    FYI: If I have to drink a non-compliant syrup for imaging purposes at the hospital tomorrow, I'm doing it. At this point, I have no appetite, so I'm hardly following the rules anyway! I'm just telling you guys cuz I don't want to get kicked off the forum. I'd miss you too much, and really want to see us all make it to day 30, whether we mess-up or not.
    Hope you've all had a fabulous day!  
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    MimiHi got a reaction from snd9 in Tuna with vegetable broth - start over?   
    This is disgusting. Seriously, this is the extent to which foods are hidden?? It’s appalling that we can’t buy a can of tuna and actually expect to have just tuna in the can. I fell so badly for you, Runnermom. I really do. I hate to see you quit over such deception. I understand the rules and all, I just hate to see you quit when you’ve been working so hard. My vote is you stick around, keep going and finish the 30 days. It won’t be a perfect reset, but you’ve discovered something very valuable for your long term health, and in my book that’s very important too. 
    Sorry moderators, I acknowledge my statement goes against the rules of the Whole30. I simply find this type of thing very upsetting when we are all trying so hard to be compliant, and I hate to see Runnermom give up due to something like this. With much Aloha for your hard work, MimiHI.
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    MimiHi reacted to RunnerMom in Tuna with vegetable broth - start over?   
    Thanks for the response. I can understand the reasoning and science behind the need to start over due to soy ingestion. 
    I am just so mad and deflated as I was doing SO good and was SO proud of myself for following it 100% (so I thought). But I picked Jan 1st to start for a reason as I have too many events and travels coming up in February to start over now. 
    As the book states, the program isn’t hard. But ensuring you are compliant 100% of the time due to shady labeling just shows the difficulty of following this program in the real world. In theory, it’s great. 
    Thanka again for the support and feedback!
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    MimiHi got a reaction from Jager07 in Rocking 2018!   
    Woah.....PERFECT, Jager07. PERFECT.
    Todays project: get out my crafty glue cuz I’m cutting and pasting all your quotes and making a screen saver! 
     
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    MimiHi got a reaction from DrawMonkey in Monkey's Whole30 Log   
    Well Done DrawMonkey! The smell of pizza is the biggest temptation out there. Seriously, the crack of all food smells. I think the taste of the steak is wayyy better, but the smell of pizza is the clear winner in that battle. You should feel super proud that you didn’t cave to the pressure so early on. 
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    MimiHi got a reaction from Jager07 in Rocking 2018!   
    Ha! Love this one, Jager07....this is totally me and my attempts to drop these 30 stubborn pounds.
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    MimiHi got a reaction from Jager07 in Rocking 2018!   
    Ohhhhh! How absolutely fantastic!!! You just earned the biggest gold star of the day!! So happy she found her furrrrever home! 
    So happy to read this about her! I bet she loves her new home!
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    MimiHi got a reaction from AnitaC in MimiHI Whole30 Hi!   
    Day 10 is nearly done! Yea! Happier mood but I’m just a tad burned out.  Like a lot of folks around here, these aren’t the most fun days. Crabby? Yes! Bored? Sure! Questioning what the hell am I doing? Absolutely!
    In other words, I’m right on track.
    I’ve hit the chunk in the middle of the schedule when the excitement has worn off, the commitment to complete 30days questioned, and the desire to figure out what the heck to fix for dinner is very low. 
    I had a saying I leaned on when I ran marathons. Basically it was about quitting never being an option. If I crossed the starting line, I finished the race. If I’d given myself an out, I literally would’ve quit at some point of every race. Only one time did I finish a race and think, “Well that was easy!”  So now, heading into Day 11 it’s time to use that same mentality, and hit auto-pilot. Run the road underneath my feet. Let the days unfold, don’t stress, or worry about what’s ahead, just focus on the day. Quitting isn’t an option, so I might has well stop torturing myself thinking about it, and all the days ahead. Enjoy the journey dammit.
    Im literally making myself sick with all these dumb running metaphors. Goodnight day 10. Officially I’m a third of the way through.
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    MimiHi got a reaction from AnitaC in MimiHI Whole30 Hi!   
    Here's the monster.

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    MimiHi got a reaction from AnitaC in MimiHI Whole30 Hi!   
    Day 2: WOW! After my early evening energy plunge, I got my b*tt out of bed, took some ‘before’ pictures (shocking, frankly), then made myself homemade ice tea, which I’ve never made before. Definitely better than Starbucks. That was the ticket because my energy bounced right back and I stayed awake until 11pm, watching a crazy obstacle course competition called Ultimate Beast master, and a movie about a guy who climbed Everest to show his girlfriend he’s a stand-up guy. Very uplifting and motivating, and definitely not as downerish as another round watching Broad Church, which I loved, but now I know who killed Danny so it’s not as riveting.
    Heres my first crazy NSVs to report:
    I slept so soundly I actually had a dream! And it was in color! And it was about my daughter and I finding baby eagles in a nest (WTH?!). Can’t even remember the last time I slept soundly enough to dream, let alone in color, and about something so uplifting as baby eagles. 
    I woke up to less joint pain, and abdominal pain...I’ve had this chronic fussy pain on my lower right side for nearly a year, it flares up off and on, but today it feels much better. Yea. 
    Breakfast today:
    Monkey Salad Breakfast (YUM!): Banana, blueberries, Almond Butter, 3 cashews (maybe 4)
    Homemade ice tea, 
    Reflecting a bit: it would be nice to not sit on the sidelines: to feel well, to have energy to do more than get thru the day, to feel younger than my age not older (54, btw). I’m tired  all day, don’t feel well most days, feel reactive, agitated, annoyed, and cynical 90% of my day. It’d be nice to feel the opposite of all those things. I have a hunch I’ll need more than 30 days to turn things around, but after my dream about finding baby eagles in a nest, I’m pretty sure I’m headed in the right direction. 
    I poked around Pinterest looking at Whole30 before/after pics. Talk about inspiring and motivating. Day 2 is a long way from Day 31, but I’m super excited about what happens in between. 
    Hoping you all have a fabulously healthy Whole30 day!
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    MimiHi got a reaction from AnitaC in MimiHI Whole30 Hi!   
    Thank you Foodfamilywine!
    Just made another run to Whole Foods...I’ve got a bunch of veges roasting in the oven, as well as my attempt at a chicken marabella recipe I saw in the recipe section...I’m a bit anxious today over all this, for some reason. I really want to achieve the full 30 days, without a mess up, so shopping definitely wasn’t a mindless activity. As every newbie realizes, Sugar is in nearly every thing. 
    I did make a fabulous sauce if anyone is interested. It’s my take on peanut sauce, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out:
    In my mini processor I put a big huge spoonful of almond butter, then mixed in lime zest, lime juice, coconut aminos, green onion, and jalepeno pepper. I added some coconut milk to thin it down a bit, and some more lime juice because frankly, it was pretty darn spicy thanks to my not paying attention to seeding the jalapeño. It has a ton of flavor, so if you’re looking for a dip/sauce to add to your life, give this one a try!
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    MimiHi got a reaction from Jager07 in MimiHI Whole30 Hi!   
    Oh my gosh, you all are so so nice! I'm on the verge of bawling like a baby you've touched my heart so deeply with your kindness and support. Truly, I'm very very grateful.
    Cavemom, I love that concept of a Pivot. It's very appropriate right now. All of you have so many insightful and meaningful things to write, I'm really blown away by all these fabulous words of wisdom you share.
    Jager07, you're definitely right that this could have gone on for a very long time...I think it has, actually, and maybe why I could never ever lose any weight. Like never. no matter what I tried. 
    I didn't eat much of anything today besides some roasted turkey, so the pain and the aches have subsided. For dinner, I found some zucchini noodles at the fancy schmancy store nearby, and had a benign ground white turkey patty. The thrilling part of my boring meal was I also discovered a brand of Ghee that I'd never seen before, it cost about a million dollars, but it just might save the days ahead. I'm still sticking to my "one pan is enough pan"  motto, so I stuck all that in a pan, sautéed the bejeezus out of it and called it dinner! Yea!!
    I think the beauty of this whole discovery is finding out once again how AWESOMELY SUPPORTIVE all of you are!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your kind words.
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    MimiHi got a reaction from micah_erin76 in CaveMom W30 12/28 Start Date   
    What?!? Happy Happy 6th Birthday!!! Ohhh!! I absolutely adore that age. Doesn't the time go by so fast?? Do they do anything special at school? Obviously getting cupcakes is a big score for the kids! But does her class have any special traditions for birthdays? Either way, What a special day!
    Can we please discuss your discipline? Holy cow, Cavemom. Well done. If there's ever an excuse to lick ones fingers, you had it today, so this goes down in the record books for pure win of the day!
    I'll be very curious if your PCOS symptoms improve at all? Wouldn't that be fantastic?
    You're really doing great, Cavemom. Day 16 is in the record books!