Madeline368

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    Madeline368 got a reaction from RachelR in Trying Again- Maddie's Whole 30 Log   
    Thanks Mady, it was good.  So, let's see, where did I leave off?
    Tuesday July 21 I had a cucumber from my garden for an afternoon snack.  Dinner was taco salad with romaine, tomatoes, 2 kinds of peppers, cucumber, guacamole, salsa, and shredded beef.  
    Wednesday July 22, day 3, was bad.  Woke up late again so had coffee with nutpod creamer for breakfast.  Lunch was white fish and olives.  I had eggplant on my plate but didn't eat it.  My appetite is not great.  Had a cucumber for an afternoon snack- I am absolutely rolling in cukes right now from my garden thankfully and they make excellent snacks (yes, I know snacking isn't ideal, I'll get there).  After lunch I got one of the worst migraines I've had in a while so I ended up in bed at 4pm.  Got up at 7 and made a smoothie for dinner as I didn't feel good enough to cook and didn't have an appetite but thought getting some calories might help my migraine.  Used 1 banana, 1/2 c. pineapple, 1/2 c. strawberries, 1/2 c. raspberries, 1/4 c. almond milk.  Went back to bed after that and laid there in pain for several hours before finally falling asleep.  Got up at 9:30 this morning and my head is finally better.  
    Today is Thursday July 23, day 4.  I will probably end up either doing 45-60 days, or at least tacking on a few extra days at the end, once I get my meal plans right.  Currently I'm focusing on not eating anything off plan and getting through the pain of detoxing.
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    Madeline368 got a reaction from Semi in Who's participating in Aug 2020 Whole30?   
    I just restarted on Monday so I'll be in for most of August too.  
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    Madeline368 reacted to MadyVanilla in Trying Again- Maddie's Whole 30 Log   
    These first days are so challenging.  Your taco salad sounds delicious!  
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    Madeline368 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Trying Again- Maddie's Whole 30 Log   
    Today's July 20, 2020 and I'm going to try to do a whole 30 again for the upteenth time... Goals: 1) lose weight, 2) reduce inflammation, 3) clear skin.  Starting weight 140 lbs.  Waist 32 inches, Hips 41.  
    Breakfast:  10:30am.  Spinach tomato frittatta, black coffee, o.j. (I know juice isn't recommended- but there is no added sugar so it doesn't break any rules and baby steps are needed to deal with sugar withdrawal and not fail).
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    Madeline368 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Amazon   
    Cool! Thanks for sharing your knowledge! 
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    Madeline368 got a reaction from heb2014 in Maddie's Jan 2020 log   
    @heb2014 thanks for sharing your experience.  I had blood work done and an ultrasound where they looked at my whole abdomen- everything came back okay.  At this point we suspect either I had a brief bug- or it was a flair up of my IBS due to going off the rails with my eating in December.  I'm not sure why it hit when I was on day 2 of the Whole 30, maybe because like you said I changed habits so suddenly.  In any case, I've decided to start working with a dietitian on a low-FODMAP diet to heal my gut.  The diet is very, very strict in some ways- with limits on portions, times of day to eat and exact meal and snack plans.  But it's not a whole 30, so I'm done with this plan, at least for a while.  
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    Madeline368 got a reaction from Brezymurph in Maddie's Jan 2020 log   
    Blood tests results were mostly okay, one level related to pancreas was a little high but I'm not sure if that means anything.  Had my ultrasound today and meeting with a dietitian tonight.
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    Madeline368 got a reaction from Brezymurph in Maddie's Jan 2020 log   
    Lunch at 2:30. Running late today.  Had a second cup of coffee with nut pod creamer because of a headache.  
    Tuna with home made mayo, pickles,  paprika on romaine and grapes

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    Madeline368 got a reaction from PepperP75 in Maddie's Jan 2020 log   
    Lunch at 2:30. Running late today.  Had a second cup of coffee with nut pod creamer because of a headache.  
    Tuna with home made mayo, pickles,  paprika on romaine and grapes

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    Madeline368 reacted to Ann in So excited to start!! Is this wrong??   
    @Madeline368 - I have not done the texts before, so we’ll see how it goes.  I’m just surrounding myself with everything that might possibly help motivate me.  This morning’s text was pretty generic, but just seeing a text from Melissa Urban pop up on my phone this morning was kind of fun.   
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    Madeline368 got a reaction from Ann in Maddie's Jan 2020 log   
    Well tomorrow is the big day.  I intend to log all my meals, exercise, sleep, and how I feel so that I can really track improvements.
    Day 0- weight 127lbs (weight loss goal 7 lbs)  Waist 31 Hips 37
    Goals:  lower inflammation, reduce pain, increase energy
    Current:  back/shoulder/hip pain, migraines, extreme fatigue, IBD, nausea
     
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    Madeline368 got a reaction from VanessAnne in Starting Whole 30 for January   
    Rotisserie chicken is so useful.  I've also done whole chickens in the instant pot or crock pot and shredded it for recipes.  I also buy a lot of fish for myself.
    My kid does eat eggs so that's a good idea.  They eat a ton of lentils and other legumes which I know I can't have, but I can cook on the side for them.  
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    Madeline368 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting Whole 30 for January   
    I'm planning to do a Whole 30 in January.  My health is terrible with multiple chronic illnesses and food allergies, and I know that I need to eat (and sleep, and exercise) better.  I have a really hard time staying away from food that I know is bad for me and I'm hoping following this plan will keep me on track.  However I have tried many times before and always failed between days 3-10, so I'm really nervous.  I hope being in the forum will help me keep accountable.
    Currently I mostly only cook kosher and vegetarian because my kid is vegetarian (single mom) and we are Jewish so I'm planning to continue to do that and just cook some protein on the side for myself.  If anyone has any good vegetarian recipe resources that are compliant I'd love to see them!  I own all the cookbooks but those recipes feature meat or seafood in every dish so they don't work for kiddo.
    I hope to find a January group to join to talk with other people at the same place as me.  Looking forward to prep tips as well.  
     
    Happy Holidays,
    Maddie