LadyWolf0926

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    LadyWolf0926 reacted to Jihanna in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    *cough* make your own naan *cough* https://www.pamelasproducts.com/recipes/gluten-free-paleo-naan-bread

    As with anything else in this genre of foods, definitely NOT something to try out during Whole30... but I definitely lean more toward making my own bread-type stuff compared to relying on the store-bought stuff when I feel like a "bread" is needed for a meal. I recently bought a couple of bags of cassava flour because I'd heard (read) some fairly wonderful things about it, so started looking for cassava bread recipes and ran across naan... so had to share  
    Edited to add: I also find that I'm less likely to over-eat bread-type stuff when I've gone through the trouble of making it at home, compared to when it's as easy to buying another loaf/bag/whatever in the store. There is effort involved when I want more, so I tend to be more calculated with when and how I eat it.
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    LadyWolf0926 reacted to Amura in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    I don't know if this would work for you, but when I lived alone I used to slice a loaf and then freeze it.  Whenever I wanted some bread, an slice would go directly into the toaster.
    And if it does not sit well with you either, you can keep it in the freezer til the next time you have guests 
    But actually, if you do not miss it, you are probably better off without it 
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Emma in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    @Emma, okay....the wraps were good but yeah.... not SWYPO (lol) They were very pliable, and I get why they're linked to the rule, but I don't see these becoming something I can't stop eating. You can definitely taste the coconut, which for me is fine; I'm looking forward to trying them for lunch this week. Rule aside, I do like the fact they're made with all compliant ingredients, tho. Should work well!
    @Amura, yes.... the two breads I tried were wheat based. Honestly, I'm not really missing bread that much (except naan - I miss naan), so I'm not sure what I'll try next. I do like rye, but I don't want to buy a loaf and find out it doesn't sit well with me either (and my family doesn't eat rye) I'll have to marinate on that one for a bit. I appreciate the suggestions! Let me know if you think of any others 
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    LadyWolf0926 reacted to Amura in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Yeah, I think they definetely fall into that category, but since you have already finished your round I do not think they are any kind of big deal.
    Not fully compliant, right, but if you make sure they do not become a food-with-no-brakes for you then they should be right, I think.
     
    Also, bread. Have you tried only wheat bread?
    If you are going to go compliant for a week with your son, maybe at the end or the week you can test other breads - such as rye bread, or corn flour. Making sure that they have no wheat in their ingredients.
    I don't know, might be worth a try if you really miss bread.
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    LadyWolf0926 reacted to Emma in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    It's SO great to hear how you're doing again! And so super great about your hands. My husband has itchy red irritated hands and I see how frustrating and distracting it is. They're not cracking and open as severely as yours, but they're still scream worthy at times. Pretty dang cool for you to have that NSV!!!
    Are the coconut wraps actually a SWYPO? They're not going to taste or feel anything like bread or tortillas. I think they're gonna be good. I used some egg and cauliflower crepes from Costco as sandwich wraps. They were not the same, but they were a nice way to hold some food together. I'm curious how the coconut wraps taste/feel???
     
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Emma in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    We had a blast @Amura!! And you're absolutely right on the food. I could've eaten sushi (the healthier option), but something about sushi in a stadium just screams "trip to the hospital"; so cheeseburger it was! 
    Feeling a tad "off" today. Sluggish, headache, achy, tummy feels "meh"..... pretty much what I expected. The kids and my husband were passing M&M's back and forth last night. Normally, I would've had a few but I had no problem passing them up. I knew exactly how they'd make me feel. I'm starting to understand food freedom, and like Jihanna said before, it's going to take time.
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Jihanna in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Recap..... Braves won!! Great game AND a bonus concert after the game with Steve Aoki  So. Much. Fun!! It was a really long set, and he did play Boneless (which made me uber-happy)! I got up and danced in the stands with my son and his GF, and I haven't danced in years! It was a great time!
    Dinner was a bit of an ordeal. We got to the stadium, and there just wasn't anything compliant, so I just went ahead and had a cheeseburger and curly fries. It tasted so good, but I'm not feeling all that great. Got a little heartburn going on. My hubs is a little worried I'll be hurting tomorrow, but we'll deal with it like we've dealt with the rest. I'll pound the fluids, flush the nastiness out of my system and eat compliant.  I'm going to sink some Tazo Chamomile Calm before bed; that'll help a lot. Plus, eating like I'm on round next week will help my son anyway, so no big deal there.
    Right now, I don't care. I got to see Steve Aoki play live, and my day is made! Lol 
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Jihanna in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Sunday Funday!!! Yay!! It's been a few days, so pardon the long post.
    Braves baseball game today at 5:00! I'm really looking forward to it too! They're playing the Chicago White Sox, who we would go to see play when we lived in Chi-town. My husband and I talked about it yesterday; he's worried I won't be able to find anything to eat. We tried to look up the Infiniti Club menu online, but it's not listing any specific foods. We'll figure it out, but he had some great ideas on how I can avoid some off the processed and fried foods and still have a great meal. He's seen me feel great over the past several weeks, and he's seen me in pain from foods I've tried to reintroduce. He just doesn't want me to hurt like that. He's so sweet, and I just love how supportive he is. I'm very lucky!
    I'm finally starting to feel tiger blood again. I can see why they tell us to give ourselves several days after eating sugar. It was really uncomfortable, and the swelling in my legs is starting to go away; finally!  Nothing else to reintroduce right now, so I'm going to focus on helping my son (see below).
    We noticed a new NSV last night; my hands. For the past few years, I've been dealing with my hands and fingers cracking, peeling and splitting open. I was told by my dermatologist that it was an allergy I'd developed to paper. That explanation seemed to make sense, especially since  anytime I worked with stacks of paper, the condition got really bad. I've gone through boxes of Band-Aids in a month; I've had to use prescription antibiotic ointment, when they split, to keep infection from settling in the implants from my knee replacements. Last night, my husband noticed me packing up some medical supplies and said, "hey, you've not needed Band-Aids in a while. Let me see your hands". I showed him my hands, and we looked at them together. He just kept saying, "they're healed. They're healed". He's right. My hands have healed. They're soft and free of any cracks, peels or splits. I hadn't noticed before he said anything, tbh, and I can 100% attribute this to Whole 30. Of course, we're not sure what I eliminated that caused the healing, and we're guessing I would have to eat a lot of it for my hands to start acting up again. Since I'm still carefully reading labels, we're guessing I won't be eating whatever-it-is anytime soon. It's just really nice to not have my hands hurt anymore 
    Today was food prep; my son begins his Whole 30 on Tuesday. He's nervous and unsure of what to expect, so his anxiety about it is a little bit "up there". He's finally had enough of joint pain to where he's willing to try almost anything. This is going to be difficult for him for the first several days, so I'm going to help him with a little hand-holding the first week or so.
    I've picked up his favorite apples, some bananas and I'm going to make him some compliant "comfort foods".  None of these are SWYPO, so I feel good about him eating these and not falling backwards. We'll closely watch anything with strong Asian flavors, since that is a huge SWYPO trigger for him, and we don't want him running to the closest Panda Express in a hunger fit. I made him some compliant breakfast sausage, and he can eat that with some baby carrots or celery with either almond or cashew butter. I ordered him some herbal tea to take the place of the vitamin energy drink he's been sloshing down for breakfast for the past couple years (I really dislike that stuff too; too many artificial sweeteners). I also have printed out a quick "fact" sheet on what to expect as far as side effects and when, like Kill All The Things, Eat All The Things, headaches, lethargy, etc, will hit him. This list is really more for me than him, so he's not blowing up my phone while I'm at work asking me why he feels like (insert here, dot dot dot), but it'll all be worth it; I'm certain he's going to get a lot of answers to what the doctors haven't been able to find that causing him pain.
    Hope everyone's is having a lovely weekend!!
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    LadyWolf0926 reacted to Jihanna in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    I skip buffet sushi for the exact same reason. I can't even wrap my brain around eating leftover sushi from my favorite sushi place, haha.
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    LadyWolf0926 reacted to Amura in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Wow, seems you had a great time!  Life is wonderful!
    Fast food is not a great choice, we all know that - and that's why we are here - but I don't think one-time bad choices are what really matter.
    I believe that your attitude regarding it is great. Yeah, that's what was avaliable and you ate it, you know you won't feel great but at the moment it was worth-it (actually it was more of a otherwise-I-don't-eat-anything-at-all kind of situation) and the hurting is your body reminding you which is the path you should go. Which you'll do.
    I'm really looking forward living my food-freedom in  similar fashion.
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Jihanna in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Recap..... Braves won!! Great game AND a bonus concert after the game with Steve Aoki  So. Much. Fun!! It was a really long set, and he did play Boneless (which made me uber-happy)! I got up and danced in the stands with my son and his GF, and I haven't danced in years! It was a great time!
    Dinner was a bit of an ordeal. We got to the stadium, and there just wasn't anything compliant, so I just went ahead and had a cheeseburger and curly fries. It tasted so good, but I'm not feeling all that great. Got a little heartburn going on. My hubs is a little worried I'll be hurting tomorrow, but we'll deal with it like we've dealt with the rest. I'll pound the fluids, flush the nastiness out of my system and eat compliant.  I'm going to sink some Tazo Chamomile Calm before bed; that'll help a lot. Plus, eating like I'm on round next week will help my son anyway, so no big deal there.
    Right now, I don't care. I got to see Steve Aoki play live, and my day is made! Lol 
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Jihanna in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Recap..... Braves won!! Great game AND a bonus concert after the game with Steve Aoki  So. Much. Fun!! It was a really long set, and he did play Boneless (which made me uber-happy)! I got up and danced in the stands with my son and his GF, and I haven't danced in years! It was a great time!
    Dinner was a bit of an ordeal. We got to the stadium, and there just wasn't anything compliant, so I just went ahead and had a cheeseburger and curly fries. It tasted so good, but I'm not feeling all that great. Got a little heartburn going on. My hubs is a little worried I'll be hurting tomorrow, but we'll deal with it like we've dealt with the rest. I'll pound the fluids, flush the nastiness out of my system and eat compliant.  I'm going to sink some Tazo Chamomile Calm before bed; that'll help a lot. Plus, eating like I'm on round next week will help my son anyway, so no big deal there.
    Right now, I don't care. I got to see Steve Aoki play live, and my day is made! Lol 
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Jihanna in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Sunday Funday!!! Yay!! It's been a few days, so pardon the long post.
    Braves baseball game today at 5:00! I'm really looking forward to it too! They're playing the Chicago White Sox, who we would go to see play when we lived in Chi-town. My husband and I talked about it yesterday; he's worried I won't be able to find anything to eat. We tried to look up the Infiniti Club menu online, but it's not listing any specific foods. We'll figure it out, but he had some great ideas on how I can avoid some off the processed and fried foods and still have a great meal. He's seen me feel great over the past several weeks, and he's seen me in pain from foods I've tried to reintroduce. He just doesn't want me to hurt like that. He's so sweet, and I just love how supportive he is. I'm very lucky!
    I'm finally starting to feel tiger blood again. I can see why they tell us to give ourselves several days after eating sugar. It was really uncomfortable, and the swelling in my legs is starting to go away; finally!  Nothing else to reintroduce right now, so I'm going to focus on helping my son (see below).
    We noticed a new NSV last night; my hands. For the past few years, I've been dealing with my hands and fingers cracking, peeling and splitting open. I was told by my dermatologist that it was an allergy I'd developed to paper. That explanation seemed to make sense, especially since  anytime I worked with stacks of paper, the condition got really bad. I've gone through boxes of Band-Aids in a month; I've had to use prescription antibiotic ointment, when they split, to keep infection from settling in the implants from my knee replacements. Last night, my husband noticed me packing up some medical supplies and said, "hey, you've not needed Band-Aids in a while. Let me see your hands". I showed him my hands, and we looked at them together. He just kept saying, "they're healed. They're healed". He's right. My hands have healed. They're soft and free of any cracks, peels or splits. I hadn't noticed before he said anything, tbh, and I can 100% attribute this to Whole 30. Of course, we're not sure what I eliminated that caused the healing, and we're guessing I would have to eat a lot of it for my hands to start acting up again. Since I'm still carefully reading labels, we're guessing I won't be eating whatever-it-is anytime soon. It's just really nice to not have my hands hurt anymore 
    Today was food prep; my son begins his Whole 30 on Tuesday. He's nervous and unsure of what to expect, so his anxiety about it is a little bit "up there". He's finally had enough of joint pain to where he's willing to try almost anything. This is going to be difficult for him for the first several days, so I'm going to help him with a little hand-holding the first week or so.
    I've picked up his favorite apples, some bananas and I'm going to make him some compliant "comfort foods".  None of these are SWYPO, so I feel good about him eating these and not falling backwards. We'll closely watch anything with strong Asian flavors, since that is a huge SWYPO trigger for him, and we don't want him running to the closest Panda Express in a hunger fit. I made him some compliant breakfast sausage, and he can eat that with some baby carrots or celery with either almond or cashew butter. I ordered him some herbal tea to take the place of the vitamin energy drink he's been sloshing down for breakfast for the past couple years (I really dislike that stuff too; too many artificial sweeteners). I also have printed out a quick "fact" sheet on what to expect as far as side effects and when, like Kill All The Things, Eat All The Things, headaches, lethargy, etc, will hit him. This list is really more for me than him, so he's not blowing up my phone while I'm at work asking me why he feels like (insert here, dot dot dot), but it'll all be worth it; I'm certain he's going to get a lot of answers to what the doctors haven't been able to find that causing him pain.
    Hope everyone's is having a lovely weekend!!
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    LadyWolf0926 reacted to Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    Day 41 - We set out today to go on a little hike. I threw some carrots, nuts, and beet chips into a bag to make sure I'd have some food in case we stopped to eat on the way home. For breakfast I'd had eggs and bananas, but I really thought we'd be home in just a couple hours. We didn't get home till LATE! And the little two mile hike turned into some major scrambling over rocks and up and down more rocks. It was super fun, but we were out there for HOURS! On the way home, everybody wanted to stop for some good hearty food like burgers and pizza so we went to a place and I went in and wondered what I would do. I wanted the big heaty warm food too but I also didn't really want to give up how much better I've been feeling so I said that and then  I checked out the menu and found a greek salad and a burger. I ditched the burger idea because then I'd have to decline the fries and it seemed ridiculous to pay so much for just a burger patty with lettuce, onions, and tomato. Instead I went for a Greek Salad that had feta cheese, croutons, and some garlic bread. I checked on the ingredients in the dressing (all clear) and handed my bread and croutons off to my kids. Oh - I also added salmon to my salad. I had wanted something big and hearty like a mushroom swiss burger, but after the first bite, I was happy I made my choice and proud of myself for sticking so close to what I want to be doing. I guess technically I should switch into the reintro group because of the feta, but right now I'm still here. I know that I can eat small amounts of dairy without a problem when I'm healthy - at least I think I can. I guess it wasnt much of a reintro or maybe i have to wait till tomorrow to find out how my body is responding. 
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    LadyWolf0926 reacted to Jihanna in My W30 log - Starting on August 15th   
    I remember my food dreams during Whole30. I had one where I woke up (in my dream) with crumbs on my face and shirt, and went to the fridge to see that I'd somehow scarfed down an entire birthday cake. Woke up (for real) so upset, feeling nauseated and undone, and had to physically check the fridge, the kitchen, etc., and verify with others in the house that no one had put a cake in the fridge the previous day! It was insane. There was another where I'd accidentally licked my fingers while making my kid's lunch for school, and wound up downing a jar of peanut butter as result -- of course, had to check every trash can in the house AND the outside bin to be certain I hadn't really done that one.
    Totally get it  
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    LadyWolf0926 reacted to KiwiKendra in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Ive decided I'm  dropping the scales off at my mums for her to hide them, she can look after them for the next 30 days. (it feels like I'm leaving the kids at Grandma's - and that doesn't happen these days coz my "kids" are all grown up). LOL     Its great how our men support us on these experiments .
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from KiwiKendra in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    "... lies and trickery!" I love it hahaha!! And you're right; I can do it! I already told my husband to hide the scale when he gets home from work, and he asked me where I wanted him to hide it  Bless his heart lol
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from KiwiKendra in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    Day 11 of restart (Day 22), and I'm starting to feel more confident with my Whole 30 journey. Food choices are becoming easier and are requiring much less effort to make. Sleep is just terrific. I can't remember the last time I had this many nights of 7+ hours without interruption (or very minimal) in a row. My body is starting to crave the sleep, and by 10:30, I'm ready for bed. I'm waking up more refreshed and energized for the day. Because I'm not dragging my rear end around in the morning, I'm knocking out chores before I head in to the office, and that gives me more time and flexibility to do other things in the evening. These NSV's are good stuff! It's nice seeing tangible results not tied to a scale!
    I was tested today though. Big time. One of my carrier reps, who I adore, came by my office with a shopping bag of Tiff's Treats and milk. Now, if you're not familiar, Tiff's Treats is a company in the Atlanta area that bakes and delivers homemade cookies. (I had them once about a year ago. They were amazing.) So, in he walks with this stupid bag of cookies and milk. Did I mention it was a 'shopping bag' sized bag? Savage. Simply savage. I just looked at him and said, "really dude? You know I'm on Whole 30!" And he says (no joke), "you've been working so hard at it. You deserve to treat yourself"! GAH!!! I couldn't believe he said that! What a toad!! So, I kicked him out of my office and had the office manager show him to the break room on the other side of the building. He came back by my office laughing and said, "you did good! I'm proud of you for sticking to it"! I threw a stress ball at him and tried to peg him with it, but he caught it. Lol  The funny thing was I realized after he'd gone down the hall that I didn't like the smell of the cookies. They smelled sickening sweet, and I lost any interest in trying one. The smell was overwhelming. I'm going to chalk the experience up to progress and a good NSV. He's still a jerk, tho  
    Breakfast - scallion omelette filled with sauteed chicken and veggies, coffee blended with Nut Pods
    Lunch - green leaf lettuce salad with onions, tomatoes, baked chicken breast topped with Primal Kitchen Lemon Turmeric dressing. Peach diced and tossed with coconut cream and organic toasted coconut flakes.
    Dinner - za'atar grilled chicken breast topped with grilled peppers and onions, yellow squash sauteed with green onion, chinese five spice roasted sweet potatoes
    Thank you everyone for the encouraging words and support! Y'all are awesome!! 
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Emma in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    @Jihanna, you're absolutely right, but I'm hurting. Like really hurting, and I'm really just hating how bad I feel. It's scaring me, I feel horrible to the point of crying, I've got a wicked headache and I'm just not motivated (or actually too scared) to eat anything that's not compliant. Honestly not sure when I'm going to try something again. Right now, I just want the pain to stop.
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Emma in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    I get you! 100%!! What I don't get is why we don't have a hug emoji cuz I'd sent you one of those @Jihanna    
    I totally understood where you were leading me, and I LOVE your guidance! And you're right (again) of course. Once I start feeling better in a week or so, I'm going to want to try something else. Today? I just want to hide under the covers and burn this candle lol

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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    D37 and I'm not digging this reintroduction thing. I'm going to do a mini reset and then seriously consider what I'm going to add back. 
    So had a tiny glass of wine last week. Got up the next morning and ached all over. Drank a lot of water and, by the afternoon, I was fine. Tried honey and did okay but I'm not liking the taste of it in anything but tea. Fine; I'll put that one aside. Tried a 1/4 c of Lundgren's wild rice blend I had made for the family and got a lot of gut bloating, gas and leg swelling. I cooked it in bone broth I made at home, so not a lot of salt, but I felt it everywhere. Drank a lot of water, and by the next afternoon, I was better. Not great, but better.
    Saturday was my mother's 75th birthday so we drive to their house in the mountains, and rather than going out to eat, I cooked a fully compliant meal (she's was curious as to how Whole 30 food works) except for the Italian bread and birthday cake we had made for her (here's the picture). Vietnamese grilled pork chops, sauteed carrots, sauteed asparagus, roasted potatoes, salad with red onion, tomatoes, pears and walnuts in vinaigrette. It was delicious, and she loved it! Came time to cut the cake, and I had two bites. That was it. Two stupid bites. It was way too sweet for me so I gave my sliver of a slice to my husband who promptly 'saved me from the sugar dragon'! They only thing that mattered was Mom loved it, it was her favorite cake flavor and that she kept it. My husband helped pack it up so they could freeze half of it and save it for a treat in a couple months for their anniversary, and none of the cake came home with us. 
    All day yesterday, I was achy and lethargic. I drank a lot of water and rested but still feel like poo. I just want to sleep. Thank goodness I still have food prep from last week because I didn't get jack squat done yesterday.
    I don't feel my tiger blood. I don't feel as crummy as I did before Whole 30, but I don't feel great either. I'm going to stay compliant all week. We don't have plans for Labor Day weekend, except for a Braves baseball game on Sunday. I'll deal with the one meal when we get to the stadium, but so far, I'm just not finding a whole lot of my former non-compliant foods that my body is okay with.  
    So this week is a hard reset, and I'm not upset that I need this. Not one bit. I talked to my best friend about it, and she's in the same boat. So we're going to do this together, just like we did on W30. I'm looking forward to getting some of that tiger blood back!

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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Emma in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    I get you! 100%!! What I don't get is why we don't have a hug emoji cuz I'd sent you one of those @Jihanna    
    I totally understood where you were leading me, and I LOVE your guidance! And you're right (again) of course. Once I start feeling better in a week or so, I'm going to want to try something else. Today? I just want to hide under the covers and burn this candle lol

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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Emma in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    I get you! 100%!! What I don't get is why we don't have a hug emoji cuz I'd sent you one of those @Jihanna    
    I totally understood where you were leading me, and I LOVE your guidance! And you're right (again) of course. Once I start feeling better in a week or so, I'm going to want to try something else. Today? I just want to hide under the covers and burn this candle lol

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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Emma in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    @Jihanna, you're absolutely right, but I'm hurting. Like really hurting, and I'm really just hating how bad I feel. It's scaring me, I feel horrible to the point of crying, I've got a wicked headache and I'm just not motivated (or actually too scared) to eat anything that's not compliant. Honestly not sure when I'm going to try something again. Right now, I just want the pain to stop.
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    LadyWolf0926 got a reaction from Emma in LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log   
    @Emma thank you! It was a nice meal and Mom was excited about how delicious everything was. Dad didn't understand why there were things considered non-compliant because "well, it's very lean", but Mom got it! She said yesterday she's still savoring the lemongrass sauce I served with the pork chops. I love her!