Azul Marino

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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    I'll correct:  I thought this would be easier, but, fortunately, no... and that's great
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    Azul Marino reacted to shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    How's everyone doing so far?
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    Azul Marino reacted to MJ of Cayman in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Hi.  I did Whole 30 for Lent the last 2 years.  Looks like my Facebook groups for that didn’t come round this year.  So, I just found you all here.  Glad I did.  I started the Sunday before Ash Wednesday because I was feeling so dragged down I wanted to get into action.  I quit drinking on New Years so at least I’m not battling that demon.  So, I’m on day 13.  My days aren’t following the usual calendar.  Seem a bit delayed.  Last night I had a dream about Karo light corn syrup.  Ew.  I have lots of aches and pains in my joints but that probably from the springtime wild fluctuations in barometric pressure.  
    Hoping this round helps alleviate some arthritic like pain I’ve been experiencing, but my real goal is to work on discipline since I really do lack in that.  Praying the cravings through.
    Meatless Friday means a tomato spinach frittata for breakfast, tuna salad with walnuts for lunch, vegan roasted pumpkin soup and salad for dinner.  Lots of coffee, water and tea.
    Nice to meet you all here.
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    I'll correct:  I thought this would be easier, but, fortunately, no... and that's great
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    Week 1
    I thought this would be easier, but, unfortunately, no. I stick to the rules, but not to the recommendations: too much fruit, four or five meals per day, and some snacks.
    Wednesday was my birthday and we found a suitable place for my birthday dinner. I asked all about my food, but I ended up looking at my plate and thinking if they would tell the truth or not.
    NSV: I'm not a cook person, but I realize how good I feel when I cook something healthy. I love making my homemade mayonnaise, then, when anxiety appears, I put some mayo on a carrot.

    It was a nice first week
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    I'll do the same. It will be my third round. Lets do it!!!

    If this is your first time, you may want to start a few days before ... During my first round I had to restart 3 times ... inexperience
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Wow!!!... how well prepared you are!!!
    You are ahead of me... I only have some boiled eggs in the fridge, and homemade mayonnaise.
    It looks like you will do a great Whole30
    I'll keep in touch
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    Azul Marino reacted to ShannonM816 in Natural flavoring   
    Natural flavors are allowed, though you are certainly welcome to choose not to have them if that's important to you.
    I would assume the corn mentioned on the salsa is probably from the vinegar if there's not actually corn listed as an ingredient. Any vinegar except malt vinegar (because it contains gluten) is ok on whole30. Salsa is not really difficult to find compliant versions of, you could check some other brands to see if you could find one that uses vinegar from other sources if you're concerned about it.
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    Azul Marino reacted to shortstaque in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Hi Azul!
    In the freezer I've got 4 frittattas portioned for weekday on the go breakfasts, 8 cooked chicken breasts ready for salads for lunch,  beef stew and chili prepped to pinch hit for days I don't have time to make dinner.  Menu set for the week. Shopping is done. Tomorrow I will prep my "salad bar" in my fridge that makes packing lunches and side salads easier.  I have emergency nuts in my planning rooms in all three schools where I teach. As soon as I have my donut for Fat Tuesday tomorrow (a yearly tradition) I think I'm ready to do this thing.  This is my first W30, but I think I'm gonna be good. I was GF and macrobiotic for 5 years if I could go without flour and sugar for that long I can manage on W30 for 30 days (I hope!!!) Big difference now is that I have my family to take into consideraton.  
    Luckily I found a coworker who said she is on board. Hoping that doesn't fall through.  
    Good luck with round 3. I'll keep you posted on how things progress.  
    Jen
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    It's true @BabyBear!!, I know, it will be a present.
     I'm happy waiting on Wednesday ... and I started last week with a Whole30-ish meals style
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    Azul Marino reacted to BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    Such a great birthday present to yourself 
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    And I'm  realizing that Ash Wednesday its my birthday too
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from BabyBear in My Lenten Whole30, I'll call it my WholeLent   
    I'm from Mexico, I´ll start my WholeLent on Ash Wednesday. It will be my third round
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    Azul Marino reacted to Tina R in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    When your body detoxes it dumps the junk from your cells into your intestines. Some people get constipated some get diarrhea. Better out than in. Stay hydrated and it should get better soon.
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    Azul Marino reacted to wiserangel in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    By no means am I implying this is what's happening to other people, but I did want to put this out there for informational purposes.  About a week into Whole 30, everything gave me heartburn.  I just assumed it was an adjustment period.  By the second week in, I began to have diarrhea in the mornings (usually one or two episodes) and then fine the rest of the day. By the third week, I was having days were I had diarrhea several times a day and was becoming very weak and dehydrated.  By week four, I finally went to see a doctor to get blood and stool samples.  Apparently my body detoxed a little too well and released toxins into my system that my immune system couldn't fight off. I ended up with an intestinal infection from it.  I went the natural route through my naturopath and took a cocktail of various supplements and vitamins and finally beat it after two weeks.  The regular doctor wanted to put me on flagyl and cipro at the same time and since I can't tolerate antibiotics, I knew this would only cause me further trouble.
    I just thought it might be good to put this information out there for others. 
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    Azul Marino reacted to decker_bear in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    I am so glad to see this question asked. I started reading It Starts with Food a couple of days ago (can't put it down!) and I remember reading in there that diarrhea and constipation are normal like in week 2 or 3 (or something - can't remember exactly off hand). I haven't quite jumped in to the Whole 30 yet (wanted to finish the book first and I'm almost there), but I realized in reading it that I've been darn near a Whole30 for about two weeks, and I've been full paleo for over a month (no grains, legumes, etc - biggest offender was added sweetener). Literally the only things I've used in two weeks that are off-plan are cooking spray (regularly), liquid smoke (on occasion), and alcohol (two glasses of port and one beer over the past week and a half). Everything else is Whole30 compliant. That makes me think/hope the full transition won't be as scary as I've always imagined.
     
    Anyway...
     
    I've been sleeping better, had more energy, and some other positive things that come from a Whole30, but the diarrhea over the past 3 or 4 days is all but unbearable. Is it possible I'm feeling the effects of a Whole30 without strict compliance? Or could there be something else going on? I have diagnosed food allergies, and the symptoms are identical, even though I haven't consumed any of my off-limit foods. I just hope I'm not developing allergies to other foods.
     
    My fruit intake is limited (no more than two pieces per day at most), my nuts/seeds are limited (but on-plan), and my primary focus is on veggies, proteins and fats (mostly duck fat, coconut oil, olive oil and avocados). I saw above someone mentioned coconut oil had a laxative effect, maybe lay off that? I use 1-2 T. per day depending on what I'm cooking. Anyone have thoughts? Or should I revisit this once I jump into the Whole30 "for real" and get rid of my little offenders?