NZ Robin

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    Who's starting 1/1?

    Hello all, I’ve haven’t checked in for a while, but am progressing right along. My energy is good until right after lunch and the I really, really need a nap. 20 minutes later and I’m off and running. Anyone else experiencing odd energy ups and downs? I last wrote about my exasperated hot flushes I am pleased to say that these have abated! Also, I started Whole30’s in hoping to alleviate my achy joints. It started quite suddenly about 1 and a half years ago. My doctor tested for inflammatory markers and found none. So unexplained pain. My only relief came from last summer’s 18 day passage sailing from Osaka, Japan to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. No alcohol, constant movement, a very small appetite and lots of stress. My break from joint pain lasted about a month (full of unhealthy eating and drinking). Now almost four weeks into Whole30’s and only a slight decrease in joint pain. Kind of bummed, but I plan to continue well beyond 30 days. I am also interested in following those of you who are planning a slow re-introduction of foods.
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    Who's starting 1/1?

    Oops, morning brain fog has set in. I’v Only had sleep problems since 2006; so 13 years of poor sleep and hot flushes. It just seems like 20.
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    Who's starting 1/1?

    Kelly Voss you are marrying the right mother in law! What a treat to have someone else cook a compliant meal for you. The woman is a saint. Starting day 8 here in New Zealand. So far so good. Mornings are headachey. I suspect that is due to a bit of dehydration over night. I’m not sleeping particularly well, but that has been normal for me over the last 20 years (I’ll turn 60 in March). The cause is also normal, hot flushes. Their duration is, however not normal. Usually they pass after about half an hour. These are quite persistent. I’m also getting them during the day (not the norm). Hope this is a side affect of sugar withdrawal. On the very up side I have a very happy (though blissfully non-compliant) husband. He loves the food, but most of all he loves my doing all of the cooking. Last night he had a mint chocolate after dinner. Later I had my first food dream. I’d accidentally eaten a mint chocolate (how does one “accidentally “ eat chocolate?). I distinctly remember the taste. My only thought was “ Welcome to Day 1: round two”.
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    Who's starting 1/1?

    Hi All, I too decided to start the Whole30 on January 1st; but because I live in New Zealand that means I started today! I’ve had a few health issues over the last two years (first a frozen shoulder, really nasty, and the unexplained joint pains). Most of my life I’ve had issues with eating properly. My bad habits seem to have caught up with me. Time to make a change! So, I’m a day ahead of the rest of you. It was all going well until my first attempt at mayonnaise. As I “slowly” drizzled oil into the egg mix my brand new blender enthusiastically sprayed a fine fog of mayonnaise out of the hole in the top. Several adjustments later and I had the situation marginally under control. Unfortunately I still managed to add the oil too quickly and the mayo separated. Attempt 2: still messy, but under control. Mayonnaise began to thicken nicely. That was when the blender began to disintegrate. The smoke was my first clue that something was wrong. When I took the top off I was greeted with lovely thick mayonnaise mixed with plastic bits. The highlight of day 2 will be returning the blender carcass to the appliance store. Hope we you all have a less eventful day 1.