Marj K

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  1. Marj K

    Anyone else starting 4/21??

    Hey, @rusrach and Vanessa_ how's it going w/reintro? I'm on DAY 42! and still seeing new NSVs! Amazing. I guess some folks do benefit from staying on longer. I'm seeing my new holistic functional medicine doc tomorrow, so things will probably start to shift. I can't believe I'm still eating fish twice a day and only just getting sick of it, but not even that much. Cheers! I actually miss you guys, so let me know how you're doing. Marj
  2. Marj K

    Anyone else starting 4/21??

    Thanks. How's everybody doing? Did you start a new chain? I was hoping to support you/stay with you guys
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    Anyone else starting 4/21??

    Thanks, honey. @rusrach. I really appreciate that. It's disappointing, but I'm trying to remind myself it's not a failure at all. I think my body's starting to come back to normal. Who knows.
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    Anyone else starting 4/21??

    Thanks, @ladyshanny. Ladies--good luck with reintro and I'll follow a new thread if you tag me. Good luck !! @rusrach and Vanessa_! Unfortunately, I am not able to reintroduce, as I am having all kinds of Gi problems (and some fatigue). Day 34. It's almost as if I'm going backwards or maybe my body does not like the restrictions (or this much fish). It's upsetting, but I'm being patient. I found an amazing NP who does functional medicine. I'm seeing her Tues, but we just had a Zoom consult. I feel better already know I will have support. She's awesome.
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    Anyone else starting 4/21??

    Hi, @rusrach. Yes and peppers and paprika and a few more things that are more obscure. Thought I had included the link. Here you go: https://www.thepaleomom.com/what-are-nightshades/ I hear you on the fatigue. I was actually feeling the higher energy and am pretty wiped today and yesterday, but I'm hoping that is also peri and the big weekend I had. Plus, I could use a little more sleep, so trying to keep all that in mind. Awesome about the sugar cravings! How's reintro going? M
  6. Marj K

    Anyone else starting 4/21??

    Congrats, @rusrach!! Are you feeling the Tiger Blood yet? If I get what they're saying, I think it's just more energy and more sustained energy throughout the day, yes? Maybe that, coupled with confidence. I am on day 32 and still constipated. Ugh. I guess I'll go to a doctor. Not sure what's up. I even got a few pimples and all I can think is my body is still detoxing and/or I'm PMSing. Hmm... I'm off nightshades for 2 days now (back on eggs and most fodmaps). Later, ladies!
  7. Marj K

    Anyone else starting 4/21??

    Thanks, Vanessa and hi Rachel! You guyzzzzz! DAY 30! I feel so clear, energized and focused. This is the coolest weekend, because not only is it day 30, but it is my 30 year HS reunion tonight!! AND I'm in the middle of a weekend meditation retreat that started last night. So I meditate all day and then go to the reunion All that said, I am sticking with this longer, b/c I still have a lot of bloating and possible IBS stuff, so I'll try to work with a doc. I've been off eggs for 3 days, but I don't think that makes a diff. The latest idea is to go off Nightshades, since my intuition has always told me something was up with those (acid reflux, joint pain, bloating, etc.) We will see. I'm not jumping into it immediately without more thought, cuz we see how that went with FODMAPS, but it's a tinier list that is so much easier and feels right. I also want to finish the red peppers and tomatoes in my fridge How are you guys doing!? Probably back on Monday. BIG HUGS!!! M
  8. Marj K

    Anyone else starting 4/21??

    Morning, all! I was thinking about you guys yesterday since we all got a bit quiet. Congrats on Day 26, @rusrach! I'm on DAY 28! @Vanessa what are you at again? Starting today I am doing NO eggs for 3-4 days to see how my body is. Because of that, I decided to try this fun new recipe...potato toast with avo mash and smoked salmon + greens. See below! OMG So amazeballs! I'm still constipated/bloated and I don't want to reintro until I clear that up. I hope I can start reentry within 4-5 days. I'm a bit nervous about extending too far and losing my nerve/cool. I think I can. Wish me luck!
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    Anyone else starting 4/21??

    Hey, Rachel @rusrach Thanks for asking! I was struggling and today at a salad bar, I suddenly wanted to kill ALL the things! LOL. Which I had really not hit until today. So...I decided this FODMAP thing was not working. BUT I'll stay off onion & garlic and maybe go easy on cruciferous veg. We'll see...The stress was not worth it and making me hate food, want to rebel and make me upset, so I'm proud of myself for ditching/adjusting that plan. Yay! ALSO!! Melissa wrote me directly about my FODMAP question!! I was so honored. I wrote her back with more questions, but that was before I changed my mind...Ahhh. Lots of work today. Back to work. BUT how are you?!?!?!
  10. Marj K

    Planning my reintroduction

    @LizaQI just found this app and it seems phenomenal and much easier than referring to lists that aren't searchable (pdf form) or that seem confusing to me. Just fyi: https://www.monashfodmap.com/i-have-ibs/get-the-app/
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    Planning my reintroduction

    Good for you, @LizaQ! Sorry for the delay. Was running around a lot today. Yeah, it takes some getting used to, but I too am excited to try turnips and parsnips. Something new is so nice! Have you ever cut out eggs? I'd have to eat fish 3x per day, but I wonder if it's worth it just to see how I feel. Thanks, Marj
  12. Marj K

    Planning my reintroduction

    @LizaQfound this about flavor: https://calmbellykitchen.com/blog/fodmap-guide-to-flavor-without-onion-and-garlic
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    Anyone else starting 4/21??

    I hear you, Vanessa_ Those dreams are so common and I definitely had a few...and yeah, I really want to snack right now. Tired. Should just go to bed. and probably a bit dehydrated. Night! p.s. did you get my direct message?
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    Planning my reintroduction

    Hi, @LizaQ Wow. That is ambitious! The AIP plan has no salt, huh? Well, I agree with you on the trends, but pink and/or grey salt sounds pretty and it will help with flavor. I hear you, though...I've spent so much $ on special ingredients at this point, some of which I won't be able to use now that I'm shifting a bit. The laughing at yourself is so GREAT! Me too... I'm being really easy with myself, but focused. I am noticing how much I want to much occasionally and since I'm off nuts now, that is even more of a challenge. I'm just breathing...I haven't felt deprived at all until starting this FODMAP thing. Part of it is that there's so much to remember, whereas W30 is really straightforward. I keep referring to the list...focusing on the green side, but a little yellow for a few days. My biggest fear is that I get to the end of all this and still have bloating...but we'll see...Good luck! Marj
  15. Marj K

    Planning my reintroduction

    @LizaQif you want a buddy, I'm starting low FODMAPs today (and considering going off NIghtshades). I'm on Day 23 and am trying to figure out how long to stay on W30 and how to set up my reintro. I'm so nervous, because as you say, W30 was a lot already, but I feel like I'm doing really well and that I can DO this! I'm going to try to go easy with this, emotionally. Breathing... The thing that really gets me is potatoes. FODMAP free says all potatoes except sweet. Nightshades free says only sweet. LOL. How to get starch? What charts are you using, btw? PaleoMom and...I'm frustrated by the total variance btwn sources (including disagreements on sweet potatotes). Thanks to everyone on this feed...it's helpful!