Sconnie715

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  1. Sconnie715

    Thrive Market

    Thanks! I’ll check that out!
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    Thrive Market

    Anyone out there have any experience with Thrive Market? I’m considering a membership, but I’m curious if it’s worth it. I like the convenience, but I can get the same or similar products at Woodman’s (Grocery store here in Wisconsin) for about the same price. I like the convenience of Thrive since Woodman’s is a bit of an ordeal every time I go.
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    Starting Oct 1

    @ladyshanny Thanks, I do too! I still feel pretty full/bloated this morning. I couldn’t fathom eating a normal breakfast, so I have an apple cut up and an RxBar by my desk in case I feel like nibbling. I’ve also had some hives already this morning, and I feel like I could sleep the day away. It’s not a huge surprise that I’m reacting to gluten, but dang - I’m not a fan. Luckily, I’m planning on taking the day off of work tomorrow to burn up some PTO before the end of the year, so if I’m still feeling cruddy I can just rest. Regardless, I think I have some good information to take back to my doctor.
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    Starting Oct 1

    I’m not sure if anyone is following this feed anymore or not, but I wanted to share some of my reintroduction experience. My mysterious hives worsened with everything but wine and dairy. With dairy, I didn’t experience any hives, but it did not agree with my digestive system very well (mostly a little bloating and some sinus congestion the day of). I reintroduced gluten today, so I’ll have to wait a few days to see how I react. I was most nervous for this day because of how gluten negatively affects so many people...also because of I have a strong family history of celiac disease. All I have to say is: Woof! After 3-4 servings of gluten today (shredded wheat, bread, and whole grain pasta), I am ready to sleep for the next several days. Also, I feel more full/bloated that I ever did after a big Whole30 meal. I’m curious to see what happens over the next couple days with my hives and other symptoms. What an eye-opening experience this has been.
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    Fast Track Reintroduction Question

    Thanks! That’s what I figured but it never hurts to check. I have so far reacted to everything but wine. But my doctor and I also thinks I’m dealing with some leaky gut, so I’m sure that will take awhile to heal. It may be a Whole90+ for me.
  6. I just finished my first Whole30 in October to try and heal my leaky gut and calm down some hives I have been experiencing as a result. I’m currently doing the fast track reintroduction. I’m supposed to reintroduce dairy tomorrow, but I’m still experiencing hives from the gluten free grains I reintroduced on Tuesday. I’m thinking I should have at least one hive-free day before introducing the next eliminated food group. Thoughts?
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    Starting Oct 1

    @sunshine9185 I had a glass of red wine tonight as well (after a dinner of butternut squash soup and almond-crusted chicken breast). No reactions yet except for the rosy cheeks I usually get when I drink wine. I didn’t hand out candy this year; we recently moved to a new neighborhood that is a bit outside of town, and there aren’t many kiddos around. So it we me and the kitties we just adopted a couple weeks ago, a glass of red, and Hocus Pocus.
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    Starting Oct 1

    Happy Day 30 everyone!! Good luck with your reintroductions.
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    Starting Oct 1

    I meant tonpost this earlier in the week and must not have clicked Submit. I’m still here as well and still going strong. Can you believe the 30 days will be over after next Tuesday?! Up until Tuesday night, my hives had practically disappeared, or at least diminished enough to not agonize about them through the day. Also, generally speaking, my clothes are fitting better, my energy is sustained throughout the day, and I’m sleeping great. I seem to have a flare up of some kind with my hives since Wednesday. I have also been lacking serious energy even though I’m sleeping great. I had some vertigo yesterday and some brain fog. My digestion is off and my abdomen feels a bit distended. I’m not sure if this is just a fluke, a delayed immune response from something pre-Whole30, or if there was some unknown cross-contamination with any of my meals. I also bought a can of coconut milk that has some guar gum in it. I know it’s compliant, but I’m wondering if I’m maybe reacting to that? It’s hard to tell what’s going on exactly. I seem to be about a week behind the norm as far as the “typical” Whole30 stuff (i.e. the food dreams). I had my first one Tuesday night and it involved me mindlessly eating a lemon bar before realizing I was 3/4 of my way into a whole30 and that I’d have to start over. I’m excited and nervous about my reintroduction. And I’m really curious to see if any of the foods exacerbate my hives. I’m also hoping I’m feeling better soon; I was really hoping to finish strong this month and not feel like crap like I have the last couple days.
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    Starting Oct 1

    Thanks for all the great ideas/reminders!! I don’t like olives, and I struggle a bit with avocado...although I’m finding that I like it better seasoned and mashed/mixed in with other ingredients. All of the pestos, chimichuri, homemade dressings are all things we do already at home when we cook. Thanks for the great reminders on the sauces, etc...gotta remember to keep it simple! This is my first Whole30, and while I’m fairly confident in the kitchen, it’s been easy to allow myself to over complicate things a bit.
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    Starting Oct 1

    Happy halfway everyone!! I’m super tired today, but I think it’s because I was traveling over the weekend. I stayed in some cabins at a lake in Minnesota with all the ladies on my mom’s side of the family. I didn’t get the greatest sleep, so I think that has caught up with me today. The tiredness (and colder weather here in WI) is also testing my patience with cravings today (specifically hot chocolate, and mac and cheese). In the bright side, I had no issues preparing all of my meals ahead of time for the weekend, and I resisted the temptation of all the non-compliant snacks at girls weekend. I got a lot of questions from my aunts and cousins, so it was nice to feel their support and curiousity about the program. Also, there was a marked improvement in my hives last week, even from Monday to Friday. I haven’t had to take any anti-histamines since Wednesday 10/3. My hives are still present throughout the day but are definitely decreasing in frequency, duration, and severity. They were a tad bit worse over the weekend, but the air is starting to get more dry here in the upper Midwest, and changes in my normal routine could have had an effect too. Last week my energy started to remain at a constant throughout the day, and any abdominal bloating I experienced before has disappeared. One thing I think I’m struggling with is getting enough fat in my meals because I tend to get hungry again about 2-3 hours after eating. How are others doing as of Day 15? And does anyone have any favorite ways to incorporate your healthy fats into your meals?
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    Starting Oct 1

    Hi everyone! Day 4 of my first Whole30. My first few days were pretty good, although I was kind of sleepy the last two days. I didn’t sleep very well last night, and I have a bit of a headache and not as much of an appetite so far. I’m sure some of that is from the poor sleep. I’m doing the Whole30 because I have been dealing with chronic hives since March of this year. My doctor and I have suspicions that it may be related to leaky gut and/or food sensitivities, so we thought it would be worthwhile for me to try an elimination diet. The Whole30 looked like a good place to start. I’m trying my best to not take any antihistamines so I can monitor the frequency/severity of my hives throughout the month. Coloring has been a great distraction so far to keep myself from itching. I’m curious to see what comes of this month and especially with the reintroduction.