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  1. Ok, thank you! Kirsteen, we switch back and forth week on, week off. I for some reason thought that I had read a blog post by Robb Wolf saying that we can create intolerance by abstaining for a long period and then overloading our system, but I could be mistaken. My GI doc told me that I "triggered" my celiac by being gluten free for so long (not because I knew anything about gluten, but because I worked for a weight loss clinic and survived on grilled chicken salad) and then sharply returning to grains with a vengeance. I went crazy and basically spent a month eating girl scout cookies and pizza. This could all be misinformation as I'm reluctant to trust doctors considering they still reccommending the SAD! I will just try to make sure that when they come home I keep lots of fruit and strachy veggies in the rotaion the first couple days so that hopefully they dont have to withdrawl from sugar. It is amazing to see the difference in their demeanor when they eat healthy and even they know they feel better, but still can't do a cost/benefit analysis at their age. At least I know they do love healthy food so that as they get older and can make the distinction they will hopefully choose to eat better! Thank you all so much for the help and support!
  2. Ladies, thank you for your responses! I feel as though I need to clarify a little though because in all of my ranting (sorry!) my real question got muddled- Because I know my ex will never educate himself enough, or at all on this subject, he will always feed them this way and I'm wondering whether it would be worse for them to be whole 30, or even paleo, at my house only to be bombarded with sugar and the like at his. From all I've read, you can indeed create a gluten intolerance, and I'm already a diagnosed celiac and find that when I abstain and then get glutened, it's far worse than when I had somewhat of a tolerance to the misery. I just worry that they will come home on Monday and be sick detoxing for a few days and then return to Dad's the following Monday and be sick from the reintroduction for a few days. That's not something I wish for my little babies:/ Bottom line: would it be better to keep some dairy and grain to prevent the constant roller coaster?
  3. Hello all, I really need some advice! My (excuse my lack of a better term and my obvious disdain here) moron of an ex husband feeds our children absolute garbage! Think pizza, cookies, kraft mac and cheese, and- oh the horror- McDonalds. He is the quintessential "Disney Dad"- no discipline, shows up bearing gifts or goodies EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. His latest parenting fail involved buying my four year old a plastic gun and allowing him to shoot my ex in the face without so much as a "no sir we do NOT shoot people"...of course, I ripped the gun from my son's hand and could harldy fathom why he would bring a gun over in the first place, let alone completely disregard the behavior and subsequently act like I was a nutcase for getting so upset. Hence, EX! The problem I have is that I would like to make my kids paleo at my house, but I fear the constant switching back and forth between no gluten and then an onslaught of sugar and grains will be even more detrimental. He refuses to listen even though he typically eats healthy and wouldn't eat the crap he feeds our boys. Am I correct in this assumption? I just know that the longer I am "clean" the worse it is if I get glutened. Of course I still feed them the most nutrient dense stuff that they will eat, but they are resitant because they don't have consistency between the households. They love grilled chicken, broccoli, sweet potatoes and a variety of other fruits and veggies, but heaven forbid I tried to feed them fish or take their yogurt away. I have managed to replace their milk habit with Bolthouse Farms "Green Goodness" mixed half with water. They LOVE that stuff(so do I, truth be told)! I just feel like they eat the same stuff over and over and still want bagels and graham crackers, if not m&m's and other such disasters. Plus, I hate being the "bad" parent. Yes, I realize the irony here, but explain that to a two and four year old. I apologize for the lengthy post, but I am so frustrated and would appreciate any suggestions! Thank you in advance:)
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    Second Attempt at The Whole Thirty!!

    Thank you all so much for the encouragement! I have been eating, breathing, sleeping the forums, haha:) It really helps...I think the hardest part so far is that I was hopelessly hooked on Orbit bubblmint 30 a day! It kept my mouth entertained and I really miss that. I stumbled across that Foodee website, though, and all of the recipes sound so wonderful that I cannot imagine failing this time. I live in a rather decade impaired town in Montana that doesn't have anything like a Whole Foods, but we do have a "Fresh" market that sells some goodies. I'm actually really excited to make it to day 31 and beyond now that I feel so supported through all of these resources that I failed to utilize the first time around a year ago. Since then, I've done countless research on paleo (even did my developmental psych research paper on it) and I fell that is greatly contributing to my mental preparedness along with a community of people who get it! My friends and family certainly don't, lol. My sister has even gone so far as to beccome a China Study convert and don't get me started on that! Again, thank you all so much! I'm so excited!
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    W30 officially sucking, this time

    Definitely going around and- brace yourself- around and around! My household had severe trouble for 3-4 days, then seemed fine,a week later a second bout (a little less severe, 1-2 days) another 7-10 days clear and I am currently on day 3 of W30 and have had terriblle trouble during the first two. Doctor says it's a 3 week party.....yay for us! No fevers or other complications so, sadly, not much we can do since the BRAT diet is out.... If it's any consolation, I was on vacation when the "fun" began and spent most of my time in bed in the fetal position if I wasn't crying in the bathroom, lol.
  6. Hello All! My name is Brice and I am a thirty-two year old single mother of two. This is the second time I am attempting the whole 30. The first time I made it 2 weeks before the lure of happy hour sabotaged my progress. I was so disappointed in mysself that I just gave up completely. I am a relatively healthy eater and try to stay mostly paleo, but as of late I had been having dairy, and my vacation found me completely run amuck with glutenous goodies- which in my case is even more detrimental due to my diagnosis of celiac. Now, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired! I have beat so many addictions- from nicotine to hard drugs, but food proves to be the most challenging. It's the one vice that doesn't seem to rate nearly any judgement if you aren't really overweight (I have about fifteen pounds to lose to be happy), but the addiction is the same for me. The feelings of guilt, the obsessive thoughts, the control it seems to have over my life! I want to commit wholeheartedly so that I can reap the benefits of feeling freed from yet another addiction. I want to see who I can really be, what I can really accomplish, and set the stage for a lifetime of heatlh that I can pass on to my chidren. I am scared...I tell myself I can do this, but I've seen myself fail so many times that the addict part of my brain tells me I can't do it just so it can get what it wants- in this case, pizza, ice cream, chocolate!! But I digress. I will do this and I think joining the forum will prove to be an integral part of my success:) I look forward to keeping up with others that are starting around the same time(this is day two for me), as well as those who have conquered this and can offer advice and support! Good Luck to all of you (and me), we CAN and WILL get thorugh it! Brice